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Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
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Re: FINALLY SOME GOOD ADVICE!!! -How To Get A Man In Four Weeks Or Less - If You Want One

RadioRaheem ·
I would conclude that many young black women make very poor dating choices early in their dating lives. It seems, like Dr Audrey Chapman*******[link below with highlighted quote] has concluded, that many black women are looking to be a savior in their quest to attempt to try to change a bad boy into a good man..as oppose to starting out with a good man and building from there. She [Dr. Chapman]feels that black women would like to feel that their love can change people...only later to...
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Re: Reparations and Poor Whites

MBM ·
Sorry, I didn't communicate the point well enough. It's not just that poverty exists, its that because America utilized slavery, it denied poor and working class whites the opportunity to feed their families, earn income, and build wealth. Absent slavery there still would have been an American economy. America would have had to pay the poor and working class folks here. If we can acknowledge a connectivity between the wrong committed to slaves and their descendents today, is it also not...
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Re: How to Date A Single Dad

Black Viking ·
I think you're right about that. But slow and cautious would be the best strategy. It can be just as much of a shock for the kids to get attached to your date, and then for them to be suddenly gone. You can build a relationship slowly, but break-ups tend to happen pretty fast.
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
So much for Affirmative Action, and like minded progressives and any benefit they bring to the Black community. There are definitely more pressing issues and concerns, based on credibility and not the fiction, and fallacies of any Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., etc..... ...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Sandye ·
IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth. Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
You keep saying that silly BS... Tell us, when will that One Day be? I'd like to mark it on my calendar. That or just have you concede that that's the most ridiculous and, for you, SELF-HATRED filled BS:See? That's the type of SELF-HATRED I'm talking about. Which one is it, CON-Feed? Will they STAY (and pull ladders, etc.) or will the GO (and leave Black people here in America on our merry, "dependent" own? Just make up your mind what BS you think is going to work best and be done with it.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
I think its wonderful that you've signed up for the Junior Achievement program. Rather than simply complaining about the problems experienced by some young people, you are contributing time and effort towards solving them. However, just make certain that you do not forget to inlcude some positive affirmations about young people in your program of indoctrinationin as well. I think the children will be a lot receptive to your ideas of improvement if you would, at times, acknowledge something...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

FireFly ·
it's not that I'm not listening... quite the contrary. I am thinking a lot about what it means to be white and white priviledge. And I do ask questions of myself and other white people. It's an ongoing process and I am doing the best I myself can. I am also thinking about what can bring an end to white 'attitude' and develop consciousness about being white as well as how to build bridges that lead to equal rights and equal opportunities for all. I see all of that as quite a large thing to...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
I can certainly empathize. My mother has always been a Christian since I was born (she grew up in a moderate church). But, she always used to be a very open and somewhat liberal Christian. I even found her reading books about other religions and even Christian Astrology. But, 2 years ago, she broke her leg and found herself houseridden for several months and dependent upon other people (which was a very humbling and even humiliating experience for my mother because she's always been a very...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

FireFly ·
I truly sympathise Rowe and I wish you all the strength, patience and love to endure. No easy answer here. It's too personal to go into here, but let's just say, that the 'us vs. them' mentality/disease of Pentecostal fundamentalism has torn my own family and my ex-husbands family apart. My parents have suffered incredibly and my ex has only a platonic relationship with his mother. Only certain types of people fall under the spell of fundamentalist long-term - however by then a lot of...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
Thanks! I'm not so much concerned for myself, I'm concerned for my two younger siblings who are still in grade school. This religious mania is puting a strain on my parents' marriage (I've even heard them treaten to divorce, and they've had 4-hour long arguments several times) and they do it RIGHT SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS. My little sister who used to get upset about it, now just sits there unphased even when my mom gets in my dad's face. AS A 19-YEAR OLD ADULT, TO SEE A...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
It's comforting to know that I'm not alone in this. I can tell that you've had some emotional experiences with this issue as well. I'm just hoping that she'll come out of it eventually. She claims that she only wants to "build a relationship God," and that "God has personally spoken to her." As a big sister, I've always felt a need to protect my sister, because she was the youngest of four sisters. I feel as if I have failed my mission to protect her from whatever has overtaken her mind. In...
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Re: World Press Photo of the Year Award

FireFly ·
Yes, they are certainly inspiring. If they inspire you to travel as well, then that is great. I've always wanted to do a photographic series of people's hands - eyes might be the windows to the soul, but hands are the tools to do so many other things... create, destroy, write, build, repair, 'speak', embrace, give, receive, touch...
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
I lied when I said that was my last post. http://haacked.com/archive/2004/02/06/169.aspx There's your comedy show. " " In any case, to repeat myself again, I'm not trying to get you to say it's ok for me or any other person to use the n-word. I'm letting you know I don't take this kids sob story seriously because he had obviously heard the word from his peer group before, without bringing up a huge scandal. English teachers do crap like this all the time. My english teacher counted incorrect...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

Black Viking ·
My Results: The Frugal Shopper You spent $520000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity and is an...
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Re: Could You Handle Instant Wealth?

HonestBrother ·
Move over Black Viking The Frugal Shopper You spent $450000! You are the Frugal Shopper - A cashier's worst nightmare that only goes to discount outlets and clips coupons for every grocery item they buy. Gold diggers would love to hook up with you...if they can get past being your coupon-clipping bitch. You only spent about half or less of your new found wealth. You don't have to keep your money in a bank or stocks in order to make money. If you buy a really nice home, it can build equity...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Funny how you wouldn't answer the very question that I put forth with regard to left-wing progressivism in our community AMONG BLACK PEOPLE. Here is my shot: The Black community has traditionally been bound by CULTURAL PRECEDENT. For the longest you had a mother and grandmother who warned against "Shacking" and who could read the character of a "date" that you brought home the very first time they met them. Economically, prior to our forefathers moving North we worked the land. There was a...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Rowe.... How are you? I miss the picture in your avatar of the woman in ceremonial dress and makeup... she was beautiful.... I'm doing well. The woman featured in my last avatar was actually a native African woman from the Fulani tribe. I'll put the image of the woman up again, in the future. Dig Deeper, and Start Pursuing Women of Substance , Not Pin-Up Bimbo Models Sister there are a lot of people here who are confused and in pain, apparently. Therefore this brother's grievances are...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Great! It would be nice to see..... Her beauty was captivating.... I have a cousin that looks like that.... Hmmmm... I did not see where his question made reference to him approaching shallow Bimbo's... If there are many here who are confused and in pain.... then is it wrong to offer solace through understanding? And I have been away from the board for many months until now... so even if he or others have expressed their grievances before.... usually this is the mark of one who is trying to...
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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: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Faheem ·
Let's talk about it while it is happening and while it is fresh on our mind. I am really enjoying this economic panel, we have some brilliant folk up there, although the arguing about the Black church was a bit much, I believe the points being made were on point. So much information has been offered and so many good questions have been asked. a good question about gentrification was raised and that is, is it really gentrification when we are the gentrifiers, pushing our poor family members...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

James Wesley Chester ·
Are they mutually exclusive?---Nmaginate I'll start here. Pursuing a covenant with ourselves is mutally exclusive to petitioning any political party, especially the Democrat and Republican Parties. To seek the support of such political bodies is to repeat, to ask for, the failures and deceit of history. As to our role: I choose the 'firemen' approach. I don't like the 'burn' approach for several reasons. First becuause that approach leaves you with a ship. And we don't have the resources to...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
I'm well versed on matters of nutrition & fitness. If eating a vegan diet makes you feel better about yourself, great. Perhaps we'll discuss the pros & cons another time. If I break out the Pubmed studies, you're going to be in trouble! The point I'm trying to make clear for you is that everything you've named is simply preference. It in no way ensures a better caliber of dating experience or more character in a person. There are quite a few statements you present as fact that I have...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

ZAKAR ·
Well I watched the whole show and i found it pretty interesting. Some of the people that were picked I wouldnt have picked, but it was cool all the same.I was a little dissapointed in the dept of the conversation. We were talking about economic empowerment, but no one was talking about building our own schools, or other institutions we can create to sustain ourselves.The reason they fell out with The Minister is because people like Cornell West and Tavis are more Assimilationist types you...
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Re: The One....

ZAKAR ·
I dont think love is overrated, but i think the difinition of love has been make Eurocentric and idealogical. I belive it all boils down to respect and admiration. If you truely respect and admire a person you appreciate them for who they are not who you want them to be. Often people get love confused with Lust. Most of us live in the physical and material world and many of us expect the fairytale love story instead of understanding our condition as a people and realize it gonna take...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
No it wasnt..... It was a very simple response....... HB generalized.... I offered not an either or alternative.... just an alternative.... Just my opinion..... but perhaps you're reading way too much into what you think are my intentions....... If someone says all apples are green.... and I say well there's always the red ones.... that's not a hard fast either or situation..... just an option..... there should be no implied cut off.... unless you make it so..... one may not know that there...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Come, Oshun, you can do better than that. Your response was like the description some years back of those who, when accused of killing three men and a dog, would triumphantly produce the dog alive. As you well know, Alexandria was built near an old fishing village called Rhakotis, a nondescript place with nothing to recommend it. Alexandria eventually grew to cover it, but Alexandria was built there, not because there was anything about the village worth preserving or imitating, but because...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
Thank you sister Fine for sharing your experience and advice. However, I am sorry to report that the relationship that I had with my sister has in fact worsened. I no longer speak to her and she no longer speaks to me. It has been this way for weeks now. Oddly enough, I've become quite comfortable with our relationship as it is today. You see I've never been an altruistic "save the world" kind of person. I'm the type of person who doesn't waste my time tyring to convince people to accept...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Fine ·
The Bush Family and the anomaly called Al-Quaidas are thick as thieves. Starting with the daddy, they've been shaking hand, hugging-kissing and cutting snide little back table deals for decades with the Saudis....! Doesn't anyone remember Fahrenheit 911? I'm not a bit surprised to hear of this new development. It's all a dayum facade anyway. 1. the gub'ment doesn't run shit. the two-party game covers up the Hegalian Dialectic system--the real operative at work 24/7. 2. the feveral reserve...
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Re: Question....

FireFly ·
lol. Because it would be more time consuming to have one small brush for each tooth? And because manufacturing production loves one-size-fits-all. I was taught an alternative way to brush my teeth - by flicking the toothbrush in a downward action between the teeth to remove build up between the teeth (in addition to flossing) - just using prolonged sideways brushing can wear down enamel. Q: I'm curious why more people don't travel outside the USA more often? Any reasons aside from cost -...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
When I said: I didn't mean for everyone else to take a break. The entries to this thread have gone like this: Feb 15 = 4 Feb 16 = 18 Feb 17 = 5 Feb 18 = 2 Feb 19 = 1 Feb 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 = ZERO So when I defend my list and correct the impression that people seem to have inferred that the list was complete, the thread comes to a grinding halt. I decided to let it go for two weeks while I typed some excerpts from Black Men: Obsolete, Single,...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I strongly disagree. Those are passive examples of particpation. We need to do much, much, more. The vanguards of the current system need to be out of business. Education is a political event and true educational reform has to be sponsored by the masses. Public school systems in the United States were born from the need to provide the nation with a constant labor force primarily made up of whites. As this nation moved from an agrarian society to a nation where goods were mass produced,...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
Precisely! Most public schools are equipped with special educators, special education paraprofessionals, speech therapists, bilingual educators, and teacher's assistants who are prepared to accommodate the needs of special education students and students who speak English as a second language (ESOL students). It's not as if public schools are completely blind to the diverse needs of its students. However, I do acknowledge the point that you are making. It is true that alternative schools are...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I am for whisking as many Black children away from traditional (eurocentric) schools as we can - regardless of age, gender, and ability. Soon to come back to discuss why,
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Peace... I do not think that a change in locations alone will change our minds. I think that establishing ourselves in a separate territory would provide the environment necessary for such a change, however freedom will come to birth once we have redirected ourselves toward who and what we really are. This nation, America cannot afford to see it's former slaves liberated in this manner. Yes. However, while certain cheiftains in Africa were guilty of culpable conduct, they are no longer...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

Kai ·
Peace... I am open to a discussion, and I do not intend to offer my opinions as Universal truths. some things are pretty typical of marraige. Conflict is typical of any relationship, marraige especially. Trust is based on something. This is a truth. You must have a reason to trust someone. Most people would readily agree that trust is something you build. Anytime you build a thing you build it upon something which upholds it. If love is the foundation of trust, then the trust will stand so...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
you act like we can just up and all just leave right now, Im certainly not talking about that .What i am talking about is beginning the connection with other African people as well as brothers and sistas on the continent. Form bridges start organizations, international businesses. Everyone is not gonna leave america, probably most wont at least at the moment, but some have and more will, we can use this to build on expand out options and eventually with enough investment, exchanges and when...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

Frenchy ·
I can respect that people have varying libidos, but I think it's unfortunate that often times, the person with the lower sex drive makes the other partner feel like a freak or some kind of nympho. I read in a magazine that if your partner is not enthusuastic enough in bed, every now and then you should turn down their sexual advances (even if you want to have sex), in order to build up the sexual tension and performance for the next night. Thoughts?
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Rowe ·
"Who Nees A Great Community When We Can Always Go To Church?" And what's even more perplexing is the more churches a community has, the more crime-ridden the community tends to be. In Washington, DC, a church on every block is indicative of a high-crime area. One explanation for this is that for a long time, moral instruction was the only kind of instruction that Black preachers could give to their congregations, because they themselves did not know how to empower their congregation with the...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

Blacksanction ·
Frenchy quote: I read in a magazine that if your partner is not enthusuastic enough in bed, every now and then you should turn down their sexual advances (even if you want to have sex), in order to build up the sexual tension and performance for the next night. Thoughts? Playing games on the advice of a magazine is not wise. Be honest with the person if you are not happy with the level of sex that you are getting. There may be underlying issues as to why you are not getting enough such as...
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Re: Too Much Sex?

Black Viking ·
I think that's wonderful advice. Anticipation is a powerful aphrodesiac. But, in the manner of "turning down advances", words have to be chosen carefully. "No" is rejection. Rejection results in a bruised ego. A bruised ego results in lowered libido, self confidence, and attraction to your partner. I would suggest... don't say no, say when!
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

tmonster ·
The dichotomy is not really a dichotomy but a coalescence of two problems brought to you my the mind control machine of the State. Young black men and all men need Rites of passage in order to enter adult society. Because of the breakdown of the black family, and American black society/fellowship, young black men are left to the whims of the media, who whole heartedly pushes Jail (along with getting shot, See Fifty cents, committing violence and law breaking)as a replacement for the passage...
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Re: aggressive women

HonestBrother ·
Guide To Male Happiness Rule #1: Women are the worst source of information about what women want. I wasn't advocating "slamming on the brakes" after the relationship has started. I'm talking about in the build up to there being a relationship. I definitely play it cool.
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Re: 46 Immigrants Caught in Upscale Florida Town

ricardomath ·
Tancredo Calls for Catapult to Return Aliens 3/30/2006 Give me your hungry, your tired your poor I'll piss on ˜em That's what the statue of bigotry says Your poor huddled masses, let's club ˜em to death And get it over with and just dump ˜em on the boulevard Lou Reed, Dirty Boulevard EWM- (March 30, 2006) Anti-immigrant firebrand Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) said today that he's looking forward to the upcoming House-Senate conference to reconcile differences in the immigration bill and...
 
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