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Re: Tolerance of Intolerance?

kresge ·
I am grieved to hear about your experience. I spent 12 years in academia as a college/university chaplain. Before my theological training, however, I obtained a B.S. in physics and mathematics, and an M.A. in physics. So I think that I might be able to relate to your situation from several positions. With respect to the AA community, I think that science and mathematics, little priority seems to be given to these disciplines. There seems to be much more of a connection with arts associated...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Major Barber ·
Common! When the facts of the matter are not in contention, denigrate the man. MAJOR ... Bullshit? Look, the NBA is based on the best players. There are only 360 positions in the NBA. And not one of them is based on affirmative action or quota system. Each one is based on being the best. Why should our education systems not be the same? Granted being acccepted to Michigan or UCLA is not the same as being a first round draft pick, but both should be based on the same, the best.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
You have a problem with processing information. You might want to realize that there is no such absolute thing as "fair" because there is and has never been a strict merit-based system in place. The schools in this country and education ain't like basketball. Plain and simple. And I mean seriously, you just said it. The NBA is for what? 360 positions or so? How many schools are there? NBA is a profession. Colleges are not. They prepare people for professions. Should be?? C'mon dude. Test...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
Fact is, the NBA is not based on the best players; it is based on the best players that can/have shown that they can play within a system. There are plenty of "Street-Ballers" [and I'm not talking about "And-1" players] with more game than many in the NBA. Further, how many players, with major game, have been suspended/banned or Blackballed [pardon the pun] from the NBA, despite their abilities? This goes to show that, like in education, there are other factors effecting entrance into both...
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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: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And that has what to do with your earlier comments which you have now, curiously, abandoned? You know, the point where you had to admit that there is no merit-based system in education (Are all grade schools equal?): "Being acccepted to Michigan or UCLA... should be based on [merit]." SHOULD BE but it isn't and you're not even close to demonstrating that you actually believe in "merit". If so, you wouldn't be so selective in your outrage over Affirmative Action. Selective to the point of...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Major Barber ·
I came out of retirement like MJ and Deion. Or more like Puxtauny Phil of Ground Hog Fame. I came out of my hole in the ground and I saw the same thing. Larry Elder, just like me, was raised in South Central. Location of birth or living has nothing to do with facts. Let's put forth the following premise: 80% of what Larry Wrote is true. This doesn't justify me becoming a republican. But what does, is what the Democrats/Liberals have done for Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, New...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Toussaint. What you fail to consider is that everything is relative. Lets say that an area has a million residents and normative levels of population growth. Lets now say that there is little job growth, despite a growth in population. The net effect of that is that the economic health of the region is deteriorating, despite not losing any jobs, but because they are not gaining any jobs. This is why despite job growth under the Bush administration, his tenure is considered a poor performance...
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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: How Many of You Read An African American Newspaper?

kresge ·
I have not been impressed the black press in Houston, so I seldom get it. I guess I got spoiled when I lived in NY. The Amsterdam News was okay, but the City Sun was awesome. Unfortunately, I believe that the latter is now defunct. In Michigan I got the Michigan Chronicle fairly regularly.
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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: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Published April 1, 2006 (Photo by LISA DEJONG/Associated Press) Group's founders: Debbie Wilson (left) and Francia Malone, shown in Flint earlier this month, have co-founded the Flint Area Albinism Network. Wilson and Malone, who are black, want to shed more light on the condition. Flint group offers help to those with albinism Black women form nonprofit network to assist, educate By Rose Mary Reiz Associated Press FLINT TOWNSHIP - Strangers used to come up and ask Francia Malone's parents...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

kresge ·
Perhaps thats where your career takes you. I have worked at colleges in upstate New York, central Pennsylvania, and south central Michigan. That is the nature of those communities.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

jazzdog ·
Our where your parents career takes you, as an Army brat (term for army kids) there are no all black neighborhoods on military installations where we all live and hang out.
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Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

ricardomath ·
So what is a white filmmaker from Flint, Michigan doing running an African American bullitin board, anyway? Sounds pretty suspicious if you ask me!
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Sorry, for the misunderstanding. I didn't give any facts you say?! How about the following verifiable "Facts": 1.The oldest political party in the USA is the Democratic Party 1792. 2.The Republican Party was founded in Michigan in 1854 by abolitionists. 3.They have an elected former Klu Klan Klansman as a Democrat Senator from W.Virginia....was a member of the Klan until he was 40 years old. 4.Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, The Black Congressional Caucus, Tom Joyner and his...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Protest coalition heads to capital Rally pushes for immigrant rights BY NIRAJ WARIKOO FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER April 10, 2006 On the eve of a national protest expected to be held today in Washington, a diverse group of Michiganders gathered Sunday night in front of a Detroit church to rally for immigrant rights. Chanting "We are America," hundreds stood on the steps of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in southwest Detroit to protest legislation that would criminalize many in their communities.
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Re: Oh Condi! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?

James Wesley Chester ·
It was good to see Rice and Powell "stand" when it counted. So many partial truths get thrown arounf in issues. Like for instance, when was "race" thrown out as a determinant in college admissions. Was that the Bakke case? If so, I was under the impression that a formula evolved from that case, and was in fact the basis, at least in part, for the Michigan process. The origianl article cited Bush as keeping his position "narrowed" to Michigan, believing that on the broad scale diversity...
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Re: Who celebrates Kwanzaa?

EbonyRose ·
blaqfist ... The way I understand it, (in the short version ) The Missouri Compromise was basically about Missouri (a slave state) trying to come into the Union ... one Congressman tried to say that since it was being newly admitted, it should come in free of slavery - there was much opposition to that! Also, the debate involved the future states that would be established out of the territory acquired as the Louisiana Purchase, and whether or not they would be slave or free states. The...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
Race Relations Reporter: The Race Relations Reporter is a weekly electronic bulletin of news, surveys, and a chronicle of race-related incidents of discrimination, hate crimes, and hate group activity from across the United States. This bulletin is sent to subscribers each week at their personal e-mail account address. Subscriptions are $24 for 52 weekly issues. See sample, below: THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 20, 2003...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 14, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * BLACKS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS GAINING BOARD SEATS AT THE NATION'S FOUNDATIONS: According to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, blacks hold 507 seats on the board of directors of the nation's foundations. Blacks hold 6.3 percent of all board seats. Black men hold...
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

LilFoxyBrwnIntellectual ·
Raheem, sorry but your point that many white women hit on black men made no sense. Again, what types of black men are they hitting on and how do they look in comparison to those black men? I'm sure "Ana Nicole Smith" hits on "Urkel" (not even that seems plausible) but I don't believe that "Pamela Anderson" or even "Ann Coulter" would do the same. So again you're being ridiculous. Unless "Urkel" is rich his chances are slimmer than Bill Gates pre-Microsoft. So your naivete is just amusing.
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Re: WHY ARE BLACK WOMEN SCARING OFF BLACK MEN?

RadioRaheem ·
white women approach blk men all the time. In college, at the gym, at work, in bars, at libraries, etc...everywhere..maybe it doesn't make sense to you because your too sharp. You see, if you see a blk male dating a white female you can't tell how that relationship started...who made the first move. *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell left the gate open???' 'Somebody...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

GinaMarni ·
National: CDC: Gay, bi men driving epidemic Black community's risk nearly tenfold The Washington Blade - September 3, 1999 Kai Wright -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New infections among black Gay and bisexual men are largely responsible for driving the AIDS epidemic in the black community in the United States ù an epidemic in which African Americans are nearly 10 times as likely to contract HIV as white Americans ù according to data...
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Re: Black Coalition Announces Gay Marriage Support

ricardomath ·
Here's an article about it from the Washington Post. Gay Blacks Launch Ads To Broaden Support Help Sought to Defeat Same-Sex Marriage Ban By Darryl Fears Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, December 9, 2003; Page A03 A coalition of gay and transgender African Americans announced yesterday that it will use a nationwide advertising campaign to reach out to a group that some say seems to dislike them most: the broader African American community. Representatives of the National Black Justice...
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Re: Affirmative Action primarily benefit White Women!!! Not minorities!!

Nmaginate ·
Did you ever have a SIGNED CONTRACT? >>>>> NO! <<<<<<BR> That makes it business that you were unable to acquire. That means you never "had" the business! YOU CAN'T LOSE WHAT YOU NEVER HAD! Or I guess you admit to feeling ENTITLED to it!... I mean you're good for it! You're White and no matter what... no matter what you should always get the nod over someone Black, huh? Where are your published stats about the Minority "30%" extra? (PS, shit somebody told...
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Re: The "Good" Racist Teacher. and the Sambo awards.

Faheem ·
DETROIT – While Hollywood prepared for the Academy Awards, the Call ˜Em Out coalition handed out Detroit's first Sambo Awards Feb. 26 during a packed beans-and-cornbread dinner at Mark Twain Hall on the city's west side. Award recipients were not in attendance. Voters at the dinner gave Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick a hands-down first place as the "Sambo of the Year." The ballot, which listed 27 nominees, cited his stands on the school takeover vote, charter schools, Detroit's casinos, as well as...
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Re: NEA Calls for Education Secretary Rod Paige to Resign

Kevin41 ·
for the anti-AA Negroes to consider: What If Harvard College Is Producing Black and White Graduates Who Have Similar Law Board Scores? A Possible Hole in Hopwood A strong element in the conservative case against affirmative action in higher education has been the large disparity between the standardized test scores of admitted blacks and whites. A change may be at hand. Ordinarily JBHE deals with verifiable statistics. But information has now come to us which if confirmed is of great...
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Re: Bans on Race-Sensitive Admissions Severely Cut Black Enrollments at Flagship Univ.

Kevin41 ·
In 1986 there was a large cadre of 44 black graduates at the Texas law school. Over the next decade from 1986 to 1996, there was an average of 36 blacks in each first-year law class. In 1996, immediately before the Hopwood ruling that year, 65 black students were admitted to the University of Texas law school. The next year, after the ban on affirmative action went into effect, only 11 black students were admitted to the law school, a drop of 83 percent. There were 31 black students in the...
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Re: Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Why Grutter Was Correctly Decided

DeltaJ ·
the term "racist" is invoked all too frequently and much too imprecisely, regularly applied to persons whose only offense is to have taken a position believed to be disadvantageous to what are perceived as blacks' interests. In effect, the term has been 'overplayed', as has the issue itself. The only thing disputed in the michigan case was the issue of using 'quotas'. Affirm action is still used at U of M. All this hubbub is over nothing.
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Re: New DNC Head Howard Dean Looks to Rebuild Party

James Wesley Chester ·
Dean's certainly not dumb. Eager, yes. His enthusiasm will be severly challenged when has to address the issues of African America. It will be on his watch as Chairman when the Voting Rights Act gutting amendment does its job. There will be a lot of cries of "I didn't realize." coming out of the Congressional Black Caucus. The Senator from Michigan will be sorely tested to 'hold his tongue.' Dean will need him. In fact, I think the Senator will realize the need before Dean, AND before the...
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Re: Do African American women tend to be very religious?

CLARE ·
He was from Alabama - born in Alabama, then moved to Michigan as a child, then went back to Alabama as a teenager. He went to school in predominantly black settings but also some mixed settings. With regard to his views, I think he was agnostic - he wasn't a strict atheist or anything like that.
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Re: Do African American women tend to be very religious?

sunnubian ·
"He was from Alabama - born in Alabama, then moved to Michigan as a child, then went back to Alabama as a teenager. He went to school in predominantly black settings but also some mixed settings." __________________________________________ Then he IS fronting. If he is from Alabama especially, he is lying and for whatever reason just does not want to admit that he prefers white women. Also, as far as religon is concerned, I don't see African American women being any more or less religous...
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Re: Rice versus Clinton

Kevin41 ·
black unemployment is in double-digits under this administration...at the same time W spoke against maintaining AA in the Michigan case...I guess black people have not been disenfranchised enough yet for racist southern whites and bootlicking house negro blacks......wow
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Re: Rice versus Clinton

Michael ·
There are two sides to every coin. Now here's the other side, and the Clinton Administration or any other Democratic Administration have yet to bring prosperity into the Black Community! "black unemployment is in double-digits under this administration...at the same time W spoke against maintaining AA in the Michigan case...I guess black people have not been disenfranchised enough yet for racist southern whites and bootlicking house negro blacks......wow" by Kevin41 ....More likely those who...
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Re: Permanent Protection of the Right to Vote

James Wesley Chester ·
Somehow I get that 'glazed-over eye' feeling. It may be because I failed to fully answer your question. And, I'll remain brief. You asked if I think those States still have the same problem. Yes. Both Florida and Ohio are on the list of States not in compliance with the law. As is Michigan, New York, California. Surprise? It sure surprised me. They still demand the right to control access to the voting booth on the basis of 'race and color'. To be exercised at their discretion. PEACE Jim Chester
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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: Proposed Ban on Affirmative Action Incites Fiesty Debate

James Wesley Chester ·
You would expect the question to arise in the State which just came out of a Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action in its premier university, Michigan University. Would you be surprised however to learn that the State of Michigan is one of the States which still refuses to comply with the Voting Rights Act of 1965? Specifically, the State of Michigan refuses to require its county and local governments to comply with the law. This failure is true of 16 of the oritinal 23 States...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
you never will have an answer chilewillow because you are not participating in a logical, objective discussion. It is just a matter of what one thinks is the truth being imposed on others. That is why I just chill on the talk and demonstrate why the statements are baseless with numbers and facts...and never even state my opinion....because even if true......it is a common tactic of those to use vague rhetoric to dismiss it without any proof of their own for their stance on the...
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Re: The top 10 worst states for Black Americans....

Kevin41 ·
So once again you flip the script when you are the defender of the system CF....you aupported the policy outcome of lowered opportunities for ADULT blacks in the PRESENT and cannot logically explain WHY. You do the same with that feel-good azz propoganda about what black folks SHOULD do but at the same time support a systematic way of supressing opportunity for them....regardless of what the fuck else you believe in or want to see blacks accomplish. I'm kool on you though because through...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
Davey D House Rejects Net Neutrality The First Amendment of the Internet the governing principle of net neutrality, which prevents telecommunications corporations from rigging the web so it is easier to visit sites that pay for preferential treatment took a blow from the House of Representatives Thursday. Bowing to an intense lobbying campaign that spent tens of millions of dollars and held out the promise of hefty campaign contributions for those members who did the bidding of interested...
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Re: Race relations

Kweli4Real ·
In a word, No. I would not support the elimination of affirmative action or anti-discrimination laws, even if reparations for slavery was to be paid. Affirmative action serves a two-fold purpose; first, as a remedial measure to address the patterns and practices of racial discrimination that grew out of slavery; but secondly, and just as worthy a goal, Affirmative action is to promote the social ideal of maintaining a diverse workforce. History has shown that when left to its own initiative,...
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Re: Race relations

ZeusTKP ·
I don't see the need for diverse workforces. If someone hires inferior workers, then their company will suffer and will lose out to companies that hire the best workers regardless of race. And I don't understand what you mean by decision-maker status. If a black person owns a company, he/she has 100% decision-maker status. Consider massive reparations. Imagine if black people were given ownership of giant companies that have their roots in slavery. Black people will make the decisions. I'm...
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Re: Intelligent Falling

thayfen ·
Sure, you laugh now...but I have been to Kansas. I wore a FreeBSD t-shirt, I stopped off at a BK for lunch, and I surely was confronted by a group of seventeen "Christian Youth Club" members--they wanted to know why I would wear an image of "The Dark Angel" on my chest. I got my burger to go; returned to Michigan.
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Re: Intelligent Falling

ricardomath ·
FreeBSD Daemon
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Re: The True History of Malcolm X & the NOI

1milehi ·
The History of the NOI in the West here is another excerpt from the latest feature:
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Re: Is stress getting to our sista politicians?

1milehi ·
this is the monica conyers story from last december:
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Here ya go bro:
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Re: College Football, Finally

James Wesley Chester ·
Penn State 9 - 3 If...if..we beat Notre Dame, or Michigan, or Ohio State 10 - 2. Major bowl. Winning. Next year...lookout! PEACE Jim Chester
 
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