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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Rowe ·
Um, it may have something to do with the fact that you are in the Issues/Politics forum? Politics, much like religion and racial matters are very controversial subjects. You will find people everywhere, not just Blacks in particular, who are divided on these issues. Therefore, trying to get members on the board to reach some sort of unified concensus is unrealistic, in my opinion. However, I think what you are noticing, as a new member, is an ongoing, rather hostile and verbally explicit...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

MBM ·
WHAT THE HECK WERE YOU DOING ON A DATE WITH CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK????? It serves you right girl!!
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Guest ·
Rowe: I don't have the same views as your date. It is not about "working hard". PLENTY of people "work hard". For me it is about CULTURE and the PROCESS for achieving these cultural directives. Many Asian families have the concept of "Shame upon the family". This "pressure" is put upon the kids to have them act in line with some sort of principles and dignity as they conduct their lives. SURELY all of them do not abide by this all of the time but atleast it can serve as a course correction...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?
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Re: Kola Boof Speaks: Race & Beauty In America

Rowe ·
Sister Kola speaks volumes in her discussion about race and beauty in America. Her thorough discussion about the ways in which the White supremacist concept of whiteness has impacted people globally is reminiscent of the research done by Neely Fuller and Dr. Francis Welsing. I'm certain her analysis has been heavily influenced by Dr. Fuller's United Independent Compensatory Code. Thanks for sharing. Loved it! What is Beauty? Within a world dominated by White Supremacy it is vitally important...
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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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: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
It's worse than strange brother Honestbrother, its quite sad actually. It's sad that some Black people, in the 21st century, still cannot identify with success.
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
I was thinking about this thread and wanted to add these things in to the mix for our consideration. When we actually look at how actual oral societies function, I think that we need to consider the following: 1)Oral societies are inherently conservative. This is not a political statement, but rather a functional one. They are what anthropologist would call "cold societies" where change, if it takes place is very, very slow. Innovation is frowned upon. The person who is different or who...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

HeruStar ·
trying to resist... So are we to sacrifice Identity, Community, and Solidarity, for the sake of global integration and assimilation. The Black population would be four times larger had we NOT assimilated into Caucasian and Arabian colonialism and taken on their religous and cultural identity. What purpose does expansion serve if OUR agenda, and history is overridden, and white-washed? What is expansion but conceding to opprressive colonialism?
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

kresge ·
I do not know what the basis of asserting that the Black population would be 4x larger than it is now. Be that as it may, I think that it is a romantic notion to believe that one can go back in time. Even if one is a separatists, there is no way to escape the impact of globalization and technology. Take this discourse, for example. This is taking place via the internet, using quite sophisticated forms of technology. We are using digital and written forms of communication, not oral. Most of...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
Slavery (or doing the jobs Americans won't do) Our 'peculiar institution' of slavery is over, right? Wrong! Amazingly we have found yet another underclass to import and exploit - illegal immigrants. Whether you align yourself with the donkey or the elephant, you will find very few differences regarding illegal immigrants from either. From both animals we hear 'they are doing the jobs Americans won't do'. What is conveniently left out of that mantra is wages. Yes, many Americans won't work...
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

Vito ·
And I would like to add that it is nonsense to think that there is a problem that we face in our community that we can not solve by ourselves. Planning and utter dedication is all that's needed. Intelligence, motivation, and dedication above all else. Above all else! White people and the government will never solve our problems. They did not solve them in the 60's and they will not solve them in the 21st century.
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Re: Black Think Tanks, Seeking New Members

James Wesley Chester ·
I agree that we, who are of known and unknown African ancestry, are the solution to our problems. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Irony of Incarceration

Yemaya ·
What is so impressive about being a former slave in the 20th and 21st centuries? If they really knew what going to jail was about, they wouldn't want to go. Forget "street cred". All of this is because of the white controlled media and allowing our kids to sit in front of the boob tube all day and we don't know what they're watching. What I find truly saddening is that when people go to jail, especially when they are young people, they are conditioned to not be able to function in society...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

ZAKAR ·
PanAfrica: 'Greater Africa' Has Changed the World Too Email This Page Print This Page The East African Standard (Nairobi) COLUMN April 16, 2006 Posted to the web April 17, 2006 Ali Mazrui Nairobi Two trends relevant to the African people have been under way since the second half of the 20th Century: globalisation of Africa and hegemonisation of the United States. Africa and the people of African descent have become more of a global presence. And the US has become more of a hegemony: Empire...
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Re: Self Esteem, Vice or Virtue?

Nmaginate ·
I'll quote that great modern philosopher of the 20th/21st Century... "I am... SOMEBODY!" "I am... SOMEBODY!" - Jesse Jackson You can subcribe to the Motivation By Guilt theme that typifies your religious beliefs and believe that "God did, in fact, make [us] junk" but I find that kind of thinking counter to the genius of humanity that GOD blessed us with. "We have indeed created man in the best of moulds..." Sura 95:4 Well, I say that is 'evidence' along with all the science and order of who...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

Prophetessofrage ·
VOX stilled SEARED from the last beatin' eh? Well, here's some SCARRING words that you FORGOT to imitate.... Hi My sisters, long time no hear from (on this board) eh? At any rate, the reason I'm writing you is because of a incident I recently experienced. A stalker by the name of VOX reminded me of how dangerous are the times we live in. It seems a girl can't post a heartfelt feeling without a BLACK MALE jumping up being the FIRST to denigrate her. Well, that's what this VOX handle character...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

IMMORTAL LOGIC ·
PROPHETESS OF RAGE SPEAKS THE TRUTH!!! I've researched her words thoroughly on the whole african mother/african father thing and discovered she's correct for the most part, and HERE'S THE PROOF. There actually is an african father seen here but he does'nt actually have sons or daughters but is in fact assisted by a magic patriarchical unicorn named "Earl" and 2 chauvinistic robots named "larry 3.0" and "Compu-stud 3000" And it is through these two robots that the african father and "Earl"...
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Re: Michael Jackson's legal problems:Where does the Black woman weigh in?

RadioRaheem ·
LOL *********************************************************** 'Sometimes life is obscene' - Black Crowes Commerical Hall of Fame - All time list 'Who in the hell left the gate open???' 'Somebody put roots on me' 'I've fallen, and I can't give up!!!'
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Re: Black men and White Women

GinaMarni ·
I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw or anything, but I do watch HBO's multiple award-snagging series, "Sex in the city". I tune in religiously (when in season) to commiserate with the show's four, "single white females" who grapple modern relationship issues in the Big Apple. I like the show's colorful characters and the 30-something women who balance career, sex and PMS as good as any 21st century diva. But as I ponder their hilarious dilemmas, I also have to think, "get real." I...
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Re: sistas, do you believe that black women worrying about who black men date aids in our own oppression

GinaMarni ·
Statistics put Ray in the majority......A black man is 60 per cent more likely to have a relationship with a white woman. Historians may point to the legacy of slavery which gave greater desirability to women with a lighter skin tone. ??WHITE GIRLS ARE EASY??? Writer – Tony Snow Do white women really deserve the reputation of being labeled easy? Does the same notion really do justice to the complexity of black masculinity and interracial relationships? And where does this leave black women...
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Re: sistas, do you believe that black women worrying about who black men date aids in our own oppression

Prophetessofrage ·
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Gina Bravo right back at ya. Sensible black women where have you and lawofMaat been? Whew! Let me say this, the article is right on the money. The obvious quirk in the head of those males who date the white girl is a none issue to black women overall. However, our daughters do inquire as to why 'so many prominent males of color date outside their race, once they become successful.' We also know,...
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Re: DATING INTERNATIONAL SISTAS!

GinaMarni ·
I'm not trying to be the next Carrie Bradshaw or anything, but I do watch HBO's multiple award-snagging series, "Sex in the city". I tune in religiously (when in season) to commiserate with the show's four, "single white females" who grapple modern relationship issues in the Big Apple. I like the show's colorful characters and the 30-something women who balance career, sex and PMS as good as any 21st century diva. But as I ponder their hilarious dilemmas, I also have to think, "get real." I...
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Re: Are We Going To Be A Nation Of Dr. Frankensteins?

Melesi ·
djonmaila, The problems with IVF are twofold. First, the problem of discarded embryos. About this one you are right. As this problem is solved, the objection by definition disappears. But there is a second problem, the Frankenstein/Tower of Babel problem: our motives and goals. Just as we can use any other kind of technology badly, we can use this one so. If parents go "shopping" for children, then children become a commodity. The difficulty with much human thinking is that it is not good...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

Prophetessofrage ·
Whew!! MANIA your commentary towards this issue is in a word, ludicrous. You spout that you are enraged at WILLIE LYNCH writing then you must be MANIC concerning all the WHITE LIES in all the institutions of America. Indeed, you must be on some deep psychotic medication over the many, many, many, ad infinitium many lies WHITES told in their history books concerning slavery. For instance, the LIE that black women RAPE VICTIMS were 'in love' with their white devil enslaver. The LIE that Sally...
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Re: The Racist Tapestry of Lord of the Rings

Melesi ·
When judging a work of art from another time, it is important not to critique it only from the modern point of view. Afroman is committing two errors: 1. Concluding from the movie images what was in Tolkien's mind and heart, and 2. Requiring that Tolkien think like a 21st century African American. Neither is right. The movies are one step removed from Tolkien. Let's not desparage the writer because of what the director has done. But there's no indication that the director had any racist...
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Re: The Infamous Letter of Willie Lynch

djonmaila ·
Happy New Year everybody. Just got back to see this little nugget: Whew!! MANIA your commentary towards this issue is in a word, ludicrous. You spout that you are enraged at WILLIE LYNCH writing then you must be MANIC concerning all the WHITE LIES in all the institutions of America. Indeed, you must be on some deep psychotic medication over the many, many, many, ad infinitium many lies WHITES told in their history books concerning slavery. For instance, the LIE that black women RAPE VICTIMS...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

Vox ·
Almost a month later, 12 screens worth of gobbledygook for a silly reply about this topic. I guess you tried to answer my post without the benefit of rereading what came before, because you've missed a lot of points, including some of the dumb ones you were trying to support. Your first two points here are meaningless. The reason you brought up atheism was that you were asking why not be atheist if I'm saying that religion is inherently lacking in truth. I answered you by saying that...
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Re: Black Conservatives: Uncle Toms or Legitimate Voices?

Kevin41 ·
Personally, I do not give a damn about what people think they are; conservative, liberal or otherwise. I am beyond debating things with people who really have no logical explanation for their beliefs or cannot support their stances in terms of positive policy outcomes for black people, yet strive to be controversal or sensational. If one can look the facts about disparities that adversely affect black people and support those very positions/philosophies that cause them.....f-k em. I just...
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Re: Origin of the bible

Melesi ·
Henry, That's right, blame someone else. It isn't my "lack of understanding" that has angered a few (not "everyone else") people, but only that I have facts and they don't and I refuse to believe anything other than facts. They have had a tendency to quote other "authorities" without really understanding them because they refuse to do any real research of their own. Then, when I show the flaws in their "authorities" that's when they decide (it is their decision to be angry, not my somehow...
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Re: Introduction to Voodoo in Haiti

shebakoby ·
It is illogical to continue to believe something you KNOW (or suspect) is wrong. People who adhere to religions for alternate reasons are hypocrites. Rejecting religion is a totally logical last step in the process of admitting lies, distortions, or what have you, in the religions. DUDE. What I'm "babbling" about is the illogic of your reasoning. You are trying to say that "organized" religion is lacking in truth, while insinuating that "make-your-own-from-scratch" is MORE valid. That's...
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Re: SHARPTON POLLING THIRD!!

James Wesley Chester ·
I do. Jackson changed the perception of the Africn American candidate for President for the 21st Century. He made Sharpeton plausible. I think he was the first African American candidate for Electoral Office since Reconstruction. The fact that Jackson didn't win the nomination can cause us to forget that he put the Platform Committee at the Democratic Convention in a "cold sweet." He carried the power-swing of the party in his pocket. We still fall for the "ole psych-out" that the only...
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Re: Barack Obama: Our Next U.S. Senator

MBM ·
Dems see a rising star in Illinois Senate candidate By Debbie Howlett, USA TODAY CHICAGO "” Three weeks ago, state Sen. Barack Obama appeared to be an also-ran among the eight Democrats running in Illinois for the nomination to an open U.S. Senate seat. States Senator Barack Obama claims victory in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary Tuesday in Chicago. By M. Spencer Green, AP Today, three days after his landslide victory in that crowded field, the self-described "skinny guy with the funny...
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Re: Internet Abuzz With Push for 'Not One Damn Dime Day' on Jan. 20

ThaWatcher ·
LOL...another so-called protest that generates media attention but little change. But I have to admit, the title is catchy These "don't buy for a day" protests are very inneffective. Whatever people don't buy on the 20th, will be made up for with purchases on the 21st.
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Re: Internet Abuzz With Push for 'Not One Damn Dime Day' on Jan. 20

Oshun Auset ·
For real? When has one been successfully executed nation wide for us to judge weather they are effective or not? I could have sworn that strikes work(which is basically what this is) when they are organized properly...Can you give some examples that support your opinion?
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Re: Some Truths About Black Disadvantage

James Wesley Chester ·
All of what sunnubian said. All of what Nmaginate said. At every level of achievement during my life, I have been offered the mirror to look at how thankful I should be to have gotten where I am. At every level of achievement during my life, I have been offered the mirror to look at what others like me, NOT YOU JIM. YOU'RE DIFFERENT. IF 'THEY' WERE ALL LIKE YOU.... At every level of achievement during my life, I have been offered the mirror to look at..... The words of the 21st Century are...
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Re: Future war with Iran and Syria: Would Draft be reintroduced?

Vox ·
MBM, to the head of the class! I'm gonna have to get serious about getting back into my article/book/whatever about the true meaning of the Second Amendment. That Amendment was intended to prevent the formation of 'standing armies,' paid professional troops, chosen from among the wealthy elite classes whose interests are more in line with the powerful sovereign than with the poorer masses. The idea was that a more broad-based pool of fighters, comprised of people from the poorer classes,...
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Re: What Is The African American Ethnicity?

Kevin41 ·
Who Is An African American? - Part 1 By Yoji Cole -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com February 01, 2005 To answer the question in 21st-century America, look back to 17th-century British America and the colony of Virginia: "In the early 1620s slave traders captured a man in Angola, gave him the name Antonio, and brought him to the Americas, where he was sold to a colonist in Virginia. During these early days in British North...
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Re: George F. Will just doesn't get it, but then ...

James Wesley Chester ·
Thanks for the correction. Reynolds and Wills and The Republican Party are starting off the 21st Century directly in tume with the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. I know I sound this alarm all the time, but it seems if I don't no one else will. Reynolds and Will and The Republican Party laugh as they finish digging our societal and political grave. For shame on Reynolds. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Urban Leagaue's Report on Black America

EbonyRose ·
Urban League Report Says Black Progress Stagnant or Worsening Date: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 By: Michael H. Cottman Forty years after landmark civil rights legislation was enacted, economic and social progress for black Americans remains stagnant or is worsening, according to a new study released Wednesday by the National Urban League. The annual "State of Black America" report for 2005 analyzed a range of government statistics and concluded the gap in racial disparities between blacks and...
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Re: The Sons and Daughters of Hip Hop

blackoutloud ·
Greetings once again ER, it's always a pleasure to converse with you. I'm quite pleased to see the new responses. I hope everyone keeps the controversial conversation coming, while keeping in mind that every point should be written in such a way that we the people can comprehend it. I'm all for big words, but even as a Columbia University grad, I see the futility in using a vernacular that won't reach my people. I'm not trying to underestimate anyone's intelligence; I'm simply keeping in...
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Re: Effort to remove racist language from constitution appears dead

James Wesley Chester ·
It is interesting that such a fight is going on in the 21st century. This is supposed to be the era of a 'color-blind society.' The era without racism. Yet, the racist and Jim Crow language remains not only in States' consitutions, but in federal law. And we still insist, 'Everything is alright.' PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: THE DISAPPEARING (BLACK) MAN

MBM ·
Black Men: Missing By Salim Muwakkil June 16, 2005 The overwhelming absence of Black men has always been one of the most distressing facts about life in America's public housing developments. In Chicago, for example, black women are the vast majority of lease holders in the Chicago Housing Authority; men are like ghosts in the projects. Besieged by poverty, disease, violence and mass incarceration, African-American men are conspicuously missing in action. At one time, this gender imbalance...
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Re: Anti-Gay Arson Terrorist Attack on UCC Church

ricardomath ·
Here's just a sample of some of the "Truth" offered by your precious Traditional Values Coalation, whose hate you continually spread around here at AA.org.
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Re: Why White People Are Afraid

Nmaginate ·
Also neatly put in this fashion: THE FEARS OF WHITE FOLK FEAR #1: THE FEAR OF facing the fact that some of what we white people have is unearned. FEAR #2: THE FEAR OF losing what we have -- literally the fear of losing things we own if at some point the economic, political, and social systems in which we live become more just and equitable... in a world in which people have become used to affluence and material comfort, that possibility can be scary. FEAR #3: THE FEAR OF a system in which...
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Re: Why White People Are Afraid

Empty Purnata ·
You know, in a way, it almost makes me feel sorry for White people. It must be disturbing to live in fear that someday you might reap the enormous negative karmic debt that your people have sewn.
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Re: Why White People Are Afraid

Dissident ·
Happy to see you back, Nmaginate!
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Re: Adultery: Should it be harshly punished???

Nikcara ·
MidLifeMan, thanks for the compliment and for actually reading what I wrote and think about how it applies to us today. Unfortunately it seem that this particular thread is more about "philosophical quagmire" of adultery from a 21st century view of American marriage rather than the actual history of marriage and adultery as it impacts our reality today. My bad for thinking it was the latter. Next time I will know that enlightenment is not the goal. Or maybe it was about one particular...
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Re: Blacks having babies by a white person

ricardomath ·
Have you ever considered nexium for this problem? My wife swears that it is the wonder drug of the 21st century. It's made a world of difference for her, and for her mother, tambien. You should try it.
 
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