Skip to main content

Tagged With "tax cuts for the wealthy & corporati"

Reply

Re: calling all fASHIONista men!!

folobatuyi ·
\ Yeah, Rowe...sorry to disappoint you but I am that one guy you described...I am a nerd...fashion is less of a neccessity to me...there are many other things on my mind...on a regular day...it is a shirt, tie and pair of dress slacks for residency and a pair of jeans when I get home and on weekends.
Reply

Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women

RadioRaheem ·
Re: The Arrogance of Men and The Naivety of Women
Reply

Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note here and in other situations when CONservatives like to speak with some perversed order in their imagined Moral Court... (like HiREZ in CON-Feed's "CONCUSSED Liberal?" quoted thread)... they claim some moral victory not by how they displayed a more reasonable or superior position to their vocational or intellectual/academic equal... they(he) tries to project a victory over men who cut hair for a living and engage in talk about life, politics and racism as a leisure type of...
Reply

Re: Why do souls come to Earth?

Empty Purnata ·
I don't believe in eternal souls, I believe that souls are impermanent essences. My view of the soul is similar to that of a Buddhist, or Aristotle's view on the soul: http://www.answers.com/topic/soul Jesus did not teach that souls are immortal, seperate, wraithly persons either: Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is not "here or there", but that is "within you". I believe that Jesus' "Kingdome of Heaven" may have been a metaphor stressing something along the lines of...
Reply

Re: King Kong, The Movie

Ms_secondhalf ·
I thought this movie was beyond silly... and I'm sorry, but I don't see the 'emasculated black man' thing. I understand the concept but I'm not sure I buy into it. We have to deal with far more overt manifestations of racism than those found in a movie. It's just a movie, folks.... Be that as it may, on with my review: The actors were fine -- I'm a fan of both Naomi Watts and Jack Black. But the film was wayyy over the top. The scene with the giant insects was totally unnecessary; the scenes...
Reply

Re: 'No Child Left Behind' - A Thought

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: IF vouchers cause school funding to be reduced once these children depart the school then what say you about the drive by Rep Kendred Meeks to impose smaller class sizes upon public schools that will require many, many new schools to be constructed? IF there are less pupils at these original public schools DO YOU FIGURE THAT THEIR FUNDING WILL BE CUT and thus YOU ARE IN STRONG OPPOSITION TO MEEK'S drive......RIGHT? (That is if you follow logic).
Reply

Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

FireFly ·
I agree.... this is a really important point and I wondered - from the teachers among you (?) - if this aspect of teaching is ever touched on in training, or discussed between teachers. My other question is, after initial 'teacher training' and beyond day-to-day teaching experience where/how do teachers expand their knowledge? I'm curious... teaching is a mix of psychology, curriculum, staying technology-literate, ideas, and being socially-aware. Corporations have seminars and training...
Reply

Re: Recipes... Part 2

HonestBrother ·
Moroccan Chicken baked with Orange-spiced harissa sauce 1/4 cup Harissa sauce (see Art Girl's post) 1/2 cup Orange juice 1 tb Grated orange peel 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 2 tb Vegetable oil 1 ts Ground cinnamon 2 ts sugar (optional) 3 lb Chicken Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, thinning with orange juice as needed. Separate chicken breast from skin (try not to cut or tear skin). Spread sauce between skin and chicken (you can do this with other pieces as well) and spread the...
Reply

Re: Recipes... Part 2

HonestBrother ·
Correction: Moroccan Chicken baked with Orange-spiced harissa sauce 1/4 cup Harissa sauce (see Art Girl's post) 1/2 cup Orange juice 1 tb Grated orange peel 1/4 cup Cider vinegar 2 tb Vegetable oil 1 ts Ground cinnamon 2 ts sugar (optional) 3 lb Chicken Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth paste, thinning with orange juice as needed. Separate chicken breast from skin (try not to cut or tear skin). Spread sauce between skin and chicken (you can do this with other pieces as well) and...
Reply

Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Good points.
Reply

Re: Recipes... Part 2

FireFly ·
You can buy jars of this commerically, but it is fun to make and worth the fiddle... Moroccan Preserved Lemons Makes 10 10 thin skinned lemons 1 1/2 cups rock salt 1 litre (32 fl oz) boiling water juice of 1 lemon 8 cardamon pods 2 small red chillies, optional 2 bay leaves, optional olive oil, to cover Scrub the lemons well and soak in wate for about 3 days, changing the water daily. This disperese the gas and acids contained in the fruit). Remove from the water and cut four pockets end to...
Reply

Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Some related news of how things worked with IT in Australia with migrants. Migrants blamed for IT jobs cut By Jewel Topsfield, Canberra January 10, 2006 AUSTRALIA'S intake of skilled migrants with information technology expertise should be reduced to improve the prospects of local IT graduates who are struggling to find jobs, says an immigration analyst. Bob Kinnaird, of labour market consultants Kinnaird and Associates, said the Federal Government had brought in large numbers of IT workers...
Reply

Re: No one Else Wants to be a Victim

Empty Purnata ·
And Bush's PUNK-ASS had his head in the ground when he first got in the White House. Bush IGNORED several warnings of terrorist action inside the US, and he cut funding for defense against Terrorism. Do you know what Clinton was working on while the RETHUGLICANS were trying to crucify him over getting a blowjob? COUNTER-TERRORISM: http://www.cdt.org/policy/terrorism/adm-anti-terror-otl.html http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/1515.html Condoleeza Rice ignored a document called,...
Reply

Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
OK I was talking about the perception of the dream vs the reality. The dreamer asks themself: What is the dream and is the dream achievable? Does the dream translate to a plan or an ideology? Is the plan or ideology actionable? What would it take to achieve that dream? What would 'I' sacrifice to achieve that dream? Is the dream a mirage, an escape, or a fantasy. eg. I dream to become a celebrity. I do take your point about General Motors, but I feel you're nit-picking a tad... for the sake...
Reply

Re: What 'white' muso's get you groovin'?

FireFly ·
I like Moby too - seen him live a few times and have a few cds. OK... I guess I should put up some names. I have a large collection of music from a lot of different cultures and music styles from PiL to Torv Gustavsen Trio to Kenny Dorhan and Herbie Hancock. Here's a few, old and new white bands... Australia: Nick Cave, Ed Keupper, PNAU, Deepchild, Vince Jones, Cut Copy NZ: Strawpeople US: Thievery Corporation, Moby, Pixies, Joe Jackson, Wolf Mother UK: The Cure, The The, The Au Pairs,...
Reply

Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Texas Star, I see your point and sympathize. But unfortunately unity isn't easy to come by. I believe that what happens here - the clash between ideas - can lead to greater understanding. It at least leads to understanding that an issue isn't cut and dried. I think I've learned a LOT here even from people I don't agree with and sometimes from just reading threads without contributing. The back and forth makes me check myself and my facts. I think even Constructive Feedback - for all his...
Reply

Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

Kweli4Real ·
I believe that much of this behavior is universal and is the result of a "poverty mentality." By universasl, I mean translates across the racial divide. When your needs consistently exceed your resources, saving is not even a consideration. Saving can only come when your income exceeds your needs. Anyone who has spent enough time deferring wants, because their housing, utilities, food, and transportation was greater than or equal to their income, i.e., impoverished, will eventually get to...
Reply

Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Fagunwa ·
During the first couple of years of our marriage money was very scarce. I was in grad school and driving a cab in New York. My wife was in school and working in a day care center. We would meet up for dinner and well you know. One night I came home and the lights were off, candles lit, dinner on the floor. Wifey said she wanted a romantic dinner, no TV, no radio just our own sounds. Found out years later the electricity was cut off and she didn't want me to worry. My mother is the proudest...
Reply

Re: For the Sistas of AA.org

Rowe ·
Awesome stories!
Reply

Re: Plane Hits Building...

Empty Purnata ·
There are many conflicted accounts of what happened. Where are the families of these people who supposedly "died"? Where is the fund for them? Why did the goverment whisk off the debris so fast and not allow any inspection? Why do so many witnesses claim to have seen/heard a missle and a fighter jet? Why didn't Flight 77 leave the radar? Most of all: WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE BODIES AND WHERE THE FUCK IS THE PLANE? Even the 9-11 Council admitted there is no proof a plane or any passengers were...
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
I'm not waffling. I've been saying the same thing repeatedly. You are just not trying to read what is written. Neither. *Sigh* Black women deserve to be able to consider the "cream of the crop" as a viable dating and marriage option without being lectured about lowering standards/"being more realistic"/etc. I've broken it down into scenarios before, but apparently no one reads them or you can't see past the word "Denzel" without going off on a tangent. Last time. Scenario A Man: I want to...
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Then what are you doing in this thread? The standards are what they are. The "cream" is what it is. Why do you give a shit what we consider the best to be unless you want us to change it BY LOWERING IT TO INCLUDE YOU AND YOUR PEERS? Isn't that your gripe? The cut-off is too high for your liking? Why should women give a shit what is to your liking with respect to the mates we choose?? See my point? That is bullshit semantics. There IS a hierarchy. The top is the top. PERIOD. Men put women in...
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
You don't want to "settle" for or for ???????????????????? Fine. Then don't "settle". Oh I forgot Frenchy's wisdom: OK. I've had enough black woman AAA (Awful Ass Attitude) to last a lifetime. Ya'll can get the f*ck on and explore your options. Don't settle.
Reply

Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
Reply

Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
Poison Justice Stevens, Coulter jokes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme...
Reply

Re: Ray J Reveals Gang Past

HeruStar ·
If he's lying, it does more to hurt him than it does 'helping' his 'thug' or 'converted' thug image. When Lil Flip bragged about how he used to run the streets of Houston, T.I. himself did a little investigating, and made a WHOLE album about how Lil Flip was basically a simp. When Beef is brewing, the truth comes out. So I'll believe him, for now. At least until he crosses the wrong entertainer, and gets exposed. My prophecy about 'thugs' bringing love still stands, 50 got a new cut.
Reply

Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

FireFly ·
that's a tough one! I love books and I tend to keep them because they become part of me and where I've journeyed. Depending on which room I'm in, it would be between a copy of The Happy Prince , by Oscar Wilde, that my aunty gave me as a child - precious stories and precious gift from someone very special. Or, Native Nations, by Edward S. Curtin. To cut a long story short, he was a photographer in the 1800s and set about compiling a 12 volume set of books detailing and recording...
Reply

Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
At the end of this post I would like for Noah to cut and paste the following appology as I have PROVED HIM WRONG. I POSTED A REPY to the picture BEFORE HE DID. ******************************************* I Noah want to show that I am not only a man but a "man of character" and say that I have accused Constructive Feedback/Cultural Strategist of not replying to the picture when I did not do enough research that would have shown me that he indeed did respond to the original person who...
Reply

Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Noah The African ·
I am not apologizing for jax slit! I would if you posted something that warrents an apology. You have posted likely close to a millions words in your many debates on other and this forum combined. You have taken tht time to articulate in detail how you feel about black leadership...how you feel about liberalism....how you defend conservatism and bush in essays that have hurdreds of words. Yet....all you can say in regards to that photo is to say it is a powerful image? How come you could not...
Reply

Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Frenchy ·
Well, we're clearly much worse off than we were before. Unemployment is up. Wages don't cover the same standard of living for most people anymore, but you're putting in longer hours at the office/on the field. Social programs are being cut. Public broadcasting is actually being threatened if they don't air programs favorable to the administration. Protests and outrage are useless as we have officials who pay no attention to that and follow their own agenda, so people have become apathetic.
Reply

Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
Reply

Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
Reply

Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kevin41 ·
CF.....don't get too comfortable....IT can be here today and gone tomorrow..jobs that used to pay allot can be devalued with a new development.....trust me...I was an engineer in the middle of ray-guns bullshit where the feds cut all social programs and spent the money on defense...while I was working there...i knew many people who dropped out of college because of cuts....should I always look to myself as an example of how things are going....hell i'm teaching, consulting and have a full...
Reply

Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
Reply

Re: What is a Sellout?

Kevin41 ·
and anyone who compares some singers to people who set world policy is grasping for straws at best....too bad i cannot cut my TV or radio off and get rid of condi and dubya.....
Reply

Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

Black Viking ·
What separates a embryo or a fetus from a person is defined by nature and not by human law or religious dogma. It's very simple really, it's the womb. It's not a person until it is a separate entity no longer directly dependant on the mother's bodily systems to support it. While in the womb, it is still a part of the mother's body, and incapable of independant life. It is similar to a hand or a finger. Is it alive? Yes. But if you cut it off it dies quickly, unable to sustain itself or be...
Reply

Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My opinion on this topic and the related issue of abortion is similar to how Thurgood Marshall looked at capital punishment. If we can not say that we will always be certain that ONLY the guilty are put to death, capital punishment has to great of a legal and moral risk – the death of the innocent. I've read from the "scientific" community various opinions on when a fetus is actual "alive" or a "complete human being". And I found that they are NOT in agreement. With that in mind, it is too...
Reply

Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
I linked to the thread. PERIOD. The whole point of the thread had everything to do with his statement I just hypelinked above. A statement that is right at the top of that page 3 without mention of NASCAR folks. LEARN HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG... You seem to have a thing for wanting to call the dogs off of trolls and OTHER PEOPLE who use plenty of stereotypes, etc. when they register their views. As I recall you were all love, patience and Teach Them. A very different approach even in the face of...
Reply

Re: Sean Puffy party...it seems that sean john makes perfume now

FireFly ·
blue jeans just don't cut-it next to a double-breasted suit.
Reply

Re: Should God?

kresge ·
This is from an old post of mine in another thread with a few additions. ************************************************* As to the nature of God in the OT, check this out. Genesis 6:6 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7So the LORD said, ˜I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created"”people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them. Exodus 4:24-26 At...
Reply

Re: Inner City Conservative Journal Espouses The Continuance of Historically Black Colleg

James Wesley Chester ·
I was doing other things and this thread came to mind with a recurring thought. I was about to start a new thread entitled 'Registry'. Sooner or later the need will come for a registry of the descendants, wholly or in part, of America' chattel slavery. It is inevitable. The diversity of America has now grown to the point that every 'African' face you see in not that of a descendant of slavery. That probably was always true. But no one cared, including us, because the difference of ethnicity...
Reply

Re: Booty sex - WOMEN ?

taffy ·
Any man that would want to fuck a woman in the ass probably has gay tendencies. Yeah, yeah, tell me, not to be so narriw-minded. But a lot of men who are curious about gay sex will use a woman's ass to learn about that act. You'd better watch letting a man enter your back door. Remember, he may be a versatile, which means, he takes it up the ass and gives it. So the only thing you should stick up your ass is an enema bottle.
Reply

Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
Reply

Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

HonestBrother ·
Qty, I guess I should cut you some slack too. My sister has had this problem. So I do sympathize. Guys who make skin shade a criterion are shallow. I've seen absolutely beautiful sistas of all skin shades. All I can say is to keep your options open. And here's a piece of advice I've given to my own brother: Put your yourself in social situations where your special qualities shine. Night Clubs are not it. People in clubs tend to be shallow almost by definition. I mean develop hobbies. Join...
Reply

Re: The One....

HonestBrother ·
What I want or am looking for ? .... To be understood. To be appreciated. To be accepted. That probably sounds very one sided (and maybe even a little self-indulgent). Of course, I think understanding, appreciation, and acceptance should be things I'm also able to give to "the one". But I put it like that because I really don't feel I've ever had that from a sista. Please no one get upset. That's not a general statement about all black women. It's just my experience which I hope will change...
Reply

Re: The One....

Khalliqa ·
It's hard for me to believe that a brother with such great credentials is not snapped up already..... But may I add, hmmmm... not on the Beyonce bandwagon? I'm a lover of the intelligence of the human mind.... which the sister does not strike me as having in any significant quantity..... however I understand her allure....and it's not just her physical attributes.... it's her acceptance of her feminine attributes and the power and acceptance of those qualities that generate the magnetic...
Reply

Re: New Black Conservative Website

Nmaginate ·
Ummm... GROWTH FIGURES in the same sectors. Manufacturing, etc. The thing here is the impact on workers; aka "the people." Understand, now?? How about now? QUESTION: How is there "pain" when there is no Net TANGIBLE Loss (i.e. something that can be felt or touched)? How can someone run the risk of being unemployed when NOTHING IS LOST?? Hmmm....
Reply

Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
Okay, let's see you do some street-corner comedy doing the same thing. But, as I have to tell people coming from lame angles like yours pretty often... you SELF-FUCKED (i.e. CONTRADICTED yourself). Here you are betraying what you said before in order for your CIRCULAR REASONING to work. You said: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be, that's what the word means in that conversation. To which I countered: Obviously, the meaning...
Reply

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...
Reply

Re: College "Education" Is BS

HonestBrother ·
EP, I'm sorry for your disillusionment. As a college teacher myself, I feel duty bound to explain a few things: (1) College professors are not paid to be deep penetrating thinkers that question the status quo. (2) College professors ARE paid to be (I) competent teachers in their area of expertise and (II) competent researchers in a specialization who publish academic papers that are up to the standards of most of their peers (people who tend to be a lot like them). Having said this, some...
 
×
×
×
×