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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Melesi ·
Then being a Christian really is being black. I have a deep admiration for the Desert Fathers and for Augustine. I would like to be more like them.
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Re: **Constantine: The Father of Christianity[With Just A Hint of Paganism!]??**

Empty Purnata ·
But, these Desert Fathers were not following the type of Christianity that you follow. If I posted to you some of their theological/spiritual/philosophical beliefs, you would call them "heretics". Origien believed in Trinitarian/Monistic Emanationism (as opposed to Creationism), he believed in Universal Salvation (everyone eventually goes to Heaven), he believed that Christ died an Exemplary death (not a Sacrificial/Atonement death), he believed in reincarnation, he believed in the...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

ocatchings ·
The first time I heard the song was during Desert Shield/Storm and b/c of the emotions I was going through at the the time the song really stood out. I have heard the song on numerous occasions and my mind usually reflects on that time period, OIF or other events. As Vox said the song really is simple but it still does get to me. I have never really listened to the words as I didn't try to reflect on any underlying meanings. catch
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
The thing is that my position is not a philosophical one; it's simply an application of the physical laws of nature concerning matter and energy. Economics is subject to these laws because matter and energy is what makes economies work. I am a firm believer, based upon physical laws of nature, that there can never be a net gain...only shifts. You might have 20 dollars in one pocket and nothing in the other. If you move 20 dollars to the other pocket, you still only have 20 dollars, but one...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
To misquote Morpheus: "Welcome to the intellectual desert of the real." I didn't take the soft science stuff particularly seriously. I assumed it was bullsh!t from the get go. I concentrated on math, science and engineering. I didn't get a course about electricity until 2nd semester sophomore year, Circuit Analysis I. They started talking about Kirchof's current law. When they explained what it was I thought, "I knew that when I was in grammar school." I had payed them $4400 up to that...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Oshun Auset ·
Question: Are you an Anarchist? I love Anarchists...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Empty Purnata ·
I was almost an anarcho-syndicalist (anarchist socialist). Now I'm a decentralized sociaist (semi-anarcho socialist).
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Oshun Auset ·
Hats off to a fellow socialist. I'm a Nkrumahism - Tureism scientific socialist Pan Africanist. I like the fact that the local anarchists always offer t get arrested for 'us' at protests.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Empty Purnata ·
Haha, I know what you mean. It always seems that Leftists are the only ones sticking up for non-Whites and the oppressed. You're a Nkrumist? KEWL! Kwame Nkrumah was one of my favorite people in African history!! Him and Patrice Lumumba (who I have pictured in my new avatar). Hats off to you too, comrade.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
Updated Title: The Dubai-Al Qaeda Connection: Smoking Gun for Bush?/poll by Hummingbird Tue Feb 21, 2006 at 10:10:30 PM PDT Lots of stuff has been going back and forth over the whole Dubai Ports scandal, but one thing that has been neglected has been the phrase in the media: "There are connections between the United Arab Emirates and Al Qaeda" but it's been vague and hasn't really said much, other than some people from the Emirates participated in 9/11. Considering that any independent...
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Re: NUBIAN Queen Ti Unearthed

Philippe ·
They (Desert Arabs, pale Muslims) are the ones responsible for destroying and distorting the faces and statues of Egypt in order to hide the fact that they too were originally Nubians. Many think this was Napolean's doing because he was an avid Egyptologist and did collect ancient, especially Egyptian, artifacts, however this is not true. During the 8th and 9th century Abdullah Mamun son of Haruwn Al Rashid was the khalifah (successor). During this time, the Islamic community was flourishing...
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Re: Conditions in the Detroit area continue to decline.

Noah The African ·
I don't think that us "ex Detroiters" , myself included, should be looking back on "the D" feeling sorry for its decline and commenting about its decline when OUR ABSENSE only contributes to that fact. As far as I am concerned, as an EX Detroiter by choice, I am not qualified to complain about the situation of current Detroit when I could be making a difference there. That having been said, the answer to your question lies in why are we "EX" Detroiters if we love the city so much? Obviously...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
I think you should look at skiing and golfing a little more closely. How much land does a golf course take up? What sense does it make to use that much land for a GAME? How much water is used to keep golf courses green in Arizona? Arizona is a desert. There aren't better things to do with water in a desert. How much does it cost to fly to Colorado to ski? High class almost invariably means expensive. So the status seekers need the well to do to tell them how to waste money to project the...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

UppityNegress ·
I see your point, but you assume that people engage in such activities only to be thought of as "high class". Is it really that difficult to accept that some poeple like skiing for the same reason they like basketball? And skiing isn't *that* expensive if you already live in a ski region and buy a season pass. As for all the water involved in keeping the golf greens looking nice and pretty...yeah, it does take a lot of money, but that water in the desert wouldn't have many other uses (not...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
That water in the desert comes from the Colorado River. The population growth of the southwest has created a political water war over how the water is allocated. Of course Mexico doesn't count. The Colorado doesn't reach the ocean anymore, there have been TV programs about this. I have had Black people comment about my speech as long ago as eigth grade. When I was nine I used to correct my mother's speech which then was more correct than I hear often today. I read a lot and I think I...
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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

MBM ·
ZAKAR - you need to try to think strategically for a moment. You would rather feel good about what you do than spend the time to think about being as effective as you can. Strategy is about determining the most effective path from point A to B. You should take a lesson from the Iraqis. Instead of attempting to meet the American Army head on, they essentially deferred the fight to a place and terms that were more to their advantage - by creating an insurgency and fighting there. Your thinking...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Have you gone elitist on me now? True. Capitalism doesn't sound that bad in Adam Smith's original envisionment of it. Adam Smith, although a capitalist, was actually pretty socialistic in heart in many of his views. He believed that people would be able to use capitalism to benefit society as a whole and he had a real disdain for businessmen and aristorcracy. However, he also distrusted the people, he believed that capitalism could be properly used by "enlightened statesmen" and "philosopher...
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
A film crew was on location deep in the desert. One day an old Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow rain." The next day it rained. A week later, the Indian went up to the director and said, "Tomorrow storm." The next day there was a hailstorm. "This Indian is incredible," said the director. He told his secretary to hire the Indian to predict the weather. However, after several successful predictions, the old Indian didn't show up for two weeks. Finally the director sent for...
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Re: WMD's proof again confirmed, Bush approval surges upwards

Yssys (Guest) ·
Check it out, ThaWatcher. I know for a fact that we are over there for the oil because the Secretary of the Air Force said so in 2001! And according to various intelligence professionals military, CIA and FBI they all claim that the weapons are in the desert by the border of Syria. This is according to intelligence from the 1990's. Ah then if they know where it's at, then show the proof. And it can be done, I also know this for a fact. It's not too much to ask in my opinion. Our people have...
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Re: Mary Magdalene: Prostitute or Apostle?

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Melesi, yes the 'translators' did purposely DISTORT the Bible to teach SEXIST as well as RACIST evil and this is why women are oppressed under the banner of the 'religions' calling themselves Christians. There's just too much evidence out there to refute the blatant patriarchy evil. Modern day white religions all have their origin from the Bishops who gathered at the various councils to decide what white males and their colored proselytes mentality and will for 'women' Christians would...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin April 16, 2003 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * LEADING GOLF CLUBS REMAIN ALMOST LILY-WHITE: This past weekend Mike Weir of Canada won the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, displacing African-American Tiger Woods as champion. This year the tournament was marred by protests from women's groups who demanded that...
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Re: BLACK WARRIORS, KINGS AND GODS

Nmaginate ·
The following info. presents a challenge to some of your assumptions. History The Encyclopedia of World History III. The Postclassical Period: [African] Historical Trends, 1000–1500 Roughly contemporary with the spread of the Bantu speakers, from the middle of the first millennium B.C.E. to the middle of the first millennium of the current era, West Africans along the sahel and savanna developed an urban tradition. This urban tradition seems to have its roots in the fortified villages found...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Prophetessofrage ·
Hi Afroman, now that you and Imaginate have well expelled the disease back to her psych Thorazin shot appointments of which it professed to needing to keep, let's get down to some serious discussion on the true Black/African origin of the Bible. I am pulling this passage from your 'Gospel of Egypt' post. The Akhetaten/Moses connection is the key to understanding the African origin of the Bible. As the article points out Hebrews got their style of writing and disposition from Egypt. The Bible...
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Re: Origin of the bible

henry38 ·
Melesi you did not address my post, I am not talking about the entire old testament, please pay attention. Notice I am not denying that it was the Israelites that that wrote the five books of Moses. The point I am making is this, the foundation of the Bible are those five books of Moses. You you know like the foundation of a house, without the foundation there is no house, likewise without those five books there would be no Judaism let alone Christianity because those five books are the...
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Re: Origin of the bible

henry38 ·
First of all we are not talking about influence. We are talking about who the Israelites were. I am telling you that from the source of your beliefs it says they were Africans. They were not cultural Africans as you want to put it but plain and simple Africans. Its easy for you to see Whites as canadians, Australians and even Americans even though these people have been Nations less than how long the Israelites were Africans. For some strange reason when it comes to the Israelites you would...
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Re: Are You An Organ Donor?

Kweli4Real ·
Am I a donor? Not yet. Hopeful not for a while. But seriously ... I have it noted on my Driver's license, and all of my family knows, that when I die (if I die), take all usable parts and burn the rest. Or better yet, dump my body in the desert. Take the urn and the money saved on the $50,000 funeral with the extra special gold dipped, silk draped casket and spread my ashes while on a cruise to the Greek Isles.
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Re: Origin of the bible

shebakoby ·
There's a problem with this analysis. The Pharaoh of Moses' time did indeed have a Firstborn Son, who died in the last of the ten plagues. Akhenaton more closely parallels the pharaoh who was living during Joseph's time--especially considering the religious makeover of the times of Akhenaton. Pharaoh in Joseph's time had some pretty compelling dreams and interpretation was only possible through God who used Joseph to accomplish this. It is then entirely likely that Pharaoh went mono...
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Re: Christianity and the Bible

shebakoby ·
This guy you are quoting is a n00b. First of all: The dating is out of whack. It was assumed to be a certain way after Napoleon's scientists checked out the pyramids and stuff. Their assumptions may not be correct. Circumstantial evidence points to Akenaton as being the Pharaoh that JOSEPH knew--400 years prior to the Exodus. (nice coindicence there--a guy comes along with an interpretation of a dream, along with ONE God, and it comes true...so a Pharaoh declares there is ONE God. Hmmmm...)...
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Re: Mexican Worker Deaths Rise Sharply

toussaint ·
You could let everyone in Mexico know about these alleged death rates in the workplace, and I bet they'd still march through the desert to get here. Why? Because the situation in Mexico(jobs and all) is still worse than it is here. But then some do-gooder will come around thinking they're "protecting the workers" and force some workplace measures to be legislated, drive up the cost of hiring these folks, and eliminate their jobs. Wonderful.
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Re: Help! There is a Lack of Brothas

ocatchings ·
Actually I read quite a few books other than cosmo, like Essence, BlackWoman etc. B/C of the military (I think) I've been accused of treating my relationships like I do army privates (Not intentionally of course!!) . Mood swings, not talking enough, keeping things to myself were normal to me. When I got back from this last trip to the desert my friend told me "you've changed". So I'm really trying hard to see if the military has really messed my head up. I do learn quite a bit and somethings...
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Re: Is Atlanta Still The Black Mecca?

James Wesley Chester ·
I think this is a commentary on African America as a whole. While we know we will have the poor with always, there is a disproportionate mass of poor performers in our society. They experience, and condition is such that they and their children almost speak another language. The children hear English and speak Ebonics. I won't even begin to speculate on how and why this is happening. It was the subject of a very,very energetic thread about a year ago. Something major is happening when a...
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

ulimo ·
First of all, Oshun Auset, I would like to say that I think that you have a monumental intellect. But some of us Black-Intellectuals began, back in the 1960's, studying Black History in terms of the origins and movements of certain Languages that Black people seem to have been most historically envolved with; such as: Biblical Hebrew, The Arabic of The Quran, Geez of Ethiopia, etc. Which ones were older? Which one came from which one? The 19th Century European historians had spread...
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Re: Perverted Trends of Gangster / Criminal Lifestyles are Ravaging Black Culture...

Oshun Auset ·
Thanks for the compliment but I don't understand your point. Yes, the 'Arab' ethnic group and Arabic language came out of Africa....All humanity did...not to be flippant, but so what? During the Arab development in Arabia and Southwest Asia(the middle east) they had a harsher climate and their religion, which is inseperable and nothing but an expression of their culture became warlike and hostile/patriarchial as a result when compared to the cultures and people that continued to deveop on...
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Re: No Child Left Behind Underfunding Spurs NEA Suit Against Bush Administration

Kevin41 ·
* To think they were serious when they voted for bush in the first place...it is sad when your OWN thinking causes YOU problems........ Inside the Revolt Over Bush's School Rules The reddest of all states is leading the charge against No Child Left Behind By AMANDA RIPLEY/ SALT LAKE CITY, SONJA STEPTOE/ SALT LAKE CITY Most Americans don't know about the Utah War of 1857-58. President James Buchanan sent thousands of federal troops into the desert to install his own, non-Mormon Governor. The...
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Re: Mexican leader criticized for comment on blacks

Kevin41 ·
The effort to undercut the American worker is being done.....and any middle class fool that supported W should have their job taken from THEM......because poor racist whites and self-hating negroes do not understand that bush & co are for rich white businessmen only....and anyone else who benefits from their policy coincidentally did so..... Joint Bill Would Revamp Immigrant Worker Rules By Johanna Neuman Times Staff Writer May 13, 2005 WASHINGTON "” Describing America's immigration...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Michael ·
...that is not the reality of it Buckwheat, and it is not just me saying so! ..with respect to stormfront, protest warriors, etc., I have not posted anything there in months. ...besides, there are many other sources other than any stormfront, protest warrior, etc., to substantiate the deceit, the disgrace, the treason, etc., that exists with the typical Black elected leadership, and/or many of the so called Black middleclass, and unlike your contention, I did not have to go to any protest...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Kweli4Real ·
Nice weather we've been having lately. Don't you think? It is this type of BS that has relegated you to the HA, HA, HA zone of posters. Did I read that daddy Lofton is a veteran of WWII, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, and Desert Storm? Surely, you jest Are you saying that his military career spanned more than 40 years ... and expect anyone to believe you? When, then, pray tell did all this really, really bad stuff happen to your family? When did he run for office? When did ... Aw Hell, nice...
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Re: Supporting Black Leaders.

Michael ·
"Lofton, you are "disrespected" by everybody here because you are a fool." by buckwheat Not everybody, just a few, meaning the "Pompous Professor of Pomposity" Kevin41, "Can't Back anything up" Kweli4Real, "Playing the Race Card" Nmaginate, Ricardomath, A.K.A."Buckwheat", Herustar, Vox, and a few others. Well, Buckwheat if you expect to be respected by Michael Lofton you have to first give it! posted January 16, 2004 11:17 PM Some people would say that I'm crazy, but most would say just the...
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Re: A possible solution 2 our illegal immigrant problem..

Kevin41 ·
Frenchy, If I were in your parents predicament..I (and the rest) would have done the same thing they did......try to obtain better conditions for ourselves and offspring.....that type of migration probably has to be innate to human nature as a survival mechanism alone......like treking through the desert looking for a oasis....I just hope we as a people find a way to become more competitive across the board at all socioeconomic levels......where immigration(legal or illegal) does not have to...
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Re: Pseudo-Blackness

Kevin41 ·
It is not experimentation....this shit is older than you or I. Behaviors an be linked to socioeconomic status...hell I know plenty of black desert trailer-dwellers who want sing in country bands and my homie in portland says that the white kids act like blacks in compton with baggy pants and lowriders....all that schit is associated with their socioeconomic status....I betcha any money that blacks and whites who are wealthy via traditional means outside of athelectics and entertainment live...
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Re: Can They Take Us To The Promised Land?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Faheem: Had you been paying attention you would have noted that I have been constantly saying that FIRST: You define some common goals for the collective to aspire to. These might be a certain standard of living/quality of life, a certain standard for education for our children, a certain standard for health and well being, etc From this reference point you then develop METHODOLOGIES on how you will achieve these items above. The EFFECTIVENESS comes in as the methodologies are EVALUATED over...
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Re: Race relations part 2

ZeusTKP ·
That still doesn't mean that you're forced to buy gas from 1 particular company. I don't think that there's anything that you need to survive that you can't get from a non-racist company. And? What do you mean by "The only way for that to be reasonable"? It is true, no matter what the situation is, that people only enter voluntary contracts if both parties benefit. Why esle would they enter the contracts? Anyway, why must there be a law forcing companies to provide the same service to...
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Re: Crossing the Burning Sands...

Saracen ·
Peace.... This is insane...How many Greek lettered fraternity and Sorority members actually give up the temptations of the flesh? Crossing the Burning sands must mena something else... Kai
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Re: Immigrant deaths on U.S.-Mexican border double

EbonyRose ·
As very sad as this story is, I can't help but wonder if intentionally bringing your family into a situation that kills them because of trying to illegally enter and live in this country is preferable to staying in Mexico and living poor, but being alive. I mean, of course nobody expects to die in that manner ... but the possibility is there ... and doing something illegal and illegally is what can cause it. So, of course, if you make it through the desert, it's worth it. But, if your...
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Re: Immigrant deaths on U.S.-Mexican border double

UppityNegress ·
I have a revolutionary idea: stop crossing the desert illegally.
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Re: Immigrant deaths on U.S.-Mexican border double

ricardomath ·
People take risks all the time, especially in travel. I've known several folks who have come here from Colombia. The white folks come here legally, in general, but still take some risks by flying. Nothing is risk-free. Black folks come here illegally, in general, and may take higher risks if they have to cross the Mexican border in the desert to get here. A black woman who is a friend of ours from Colombia had to cross the border a while back. It is indeed getting harder. But one shouldn't...
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Re: Immigrant deaths on U.S.-Mexican border double

NSpirit ·
what's your point?
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Re: Should we all have guns?

Kevin41 ·
jazzdogg.....I feel you and I thought what you said in your post was a no-brainer....I never owned a gun until I was robbed at a bank in the desert and those backwoods azz fools put my name in the paper as a witness...the other guy at the bank was a minor......I called info as a test and asked for my name......when I told them there were many with my name they actually read my address...so was I supposed to sit around and wait for this guy's partners to come to my house and get my azz for...
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Re: U.S.-Mexico border fence may harm animal migration

ricardomath ·
Add wildlife to victims of border fence The House Republicans who helped push through the proposal to construct a 700-mile fence along a third of the U.S. border with Mexico made a sort of Freudian slip Wednesday: In the first paragraph of the e-mail they sent describing the high points of the $21.3 billion "border security and immigration enforcement" measure, they noted the legislation will "criminalize the construction of border fences." A little over an hour later, they sent a corrected...
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Re: U.S.-Mexico border fence may harm animal migration

FireFly ·
a perfect example of anthropocentricity: 1. regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe. 2. assuming human beings to be the final aim and end of the universe. 3. viewing and interpreting everything in terms of human experience and values. sigh...
 
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