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

umbrarchist ·
The ECONOMIC UNIT is just an abstract representation for many possible economic entities that all have certain things in common. It could be a single person living alone. It could be a family of 4. It could be a hippy commune. It could be a multi-billion dollar corporation. In some ways you could compare it to a water tank. Water flowing in is income. Water flowing out is expenses. But the tank is not prefect, there is leakage from the bottom which is depreciation. A single man living alone...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Does the term and title 'net worth' only applies to the owner? It cannot seem to say the net worth of my car since its had depreciation associated with it. Or a house. Or a job. The person and or person that own can claim 'net worth' it seems? That's is very trick term 'net worth'.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Noah The African ·
I think that actions are motivated by emotions, when not motivated directly by instinct without thought. Some emotions thus produce an instinctive reaction, such as fear producing the action resultant of fight or flight. Unity is an action and hence requires a prerequisite emotion to motivate towards the instinctive reaction to the emotion. There is nothing that creates unity more than a shared enemy. This is why this nation always embarks upon a campaign of demonizing an entity in order to...
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Re: Reparations for Native Americans?

Nmaginate ·
It goes without saying that they haven't been compensated in any way nearly enough. And, from what little I do know, they have had Trust set-up for them by the government raided to no end. So the little they've got has come with big chunks bitten out of them and with all types of "Where is my money" drama. the government liability is as much as $176 billion.
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Faheem ·
Here is a great piece by Pat... __________________________ Iran vs. Israel: Bush's dilemma -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: January 25, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Patrick J. Buchanan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Creators Syndicate, Inc. In the test of wills between the West and Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad shows no sign of backing down. The Iranian president has said Israel should...
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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...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Yemaya ·
Great post Noah! We don't allow ourselves to see other black people as being "black like us" and vice versa. Often times the majority of our people are suffering from the sames types of issues and don't even know it because there is a certain amount of disconnect. Some of the disconnect is external and some is internal. If we overcome the internal disconnect, we can definitely overcome the external disconnects.
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

MBM ·
As a parent of two young school age boys I have seen this phenomenon first hand. Little white boys can swing from the ceiling and they are "cute". Let a little black boy do anything - exibiting energy and vibrance outside a very narrow prescribed box of behavior - and it's a problem. The elephant in the room is white racism against black children. Black kids never get the benefit of the doubt that white teachers would want for their own kids (hence they generously shovel it out for other...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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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...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Nmaginate ·
ALL of the places named are IRRELEVANT!! All the more reason for people with some sense not to "project" or make such asinine comparisons. The question is about the US State of ITS Union. The only comparisons are those INTERNAL (that's a term you claim to like) to the US. Why are you going OUTSIDE of the US in your "focus"?? STILL GOT YOUR WOLF TICKETS!! I got neighbors, relatives, etc. that have been hurt by this "decline." I could give a damn whether it's attributed to Bush or not. The...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
One measure of a mature intellect is the ability to look outside of one's particular personal circumstances before one makes a judgement of a general nature... Judging by MY personal circumstances, I am much better off as an individual than I was 5 years ago. But the question is not about the state of CF or the state of HB. The question is about the state of the Union. I have a friend who was somewhat of a ne'er do well. He worked in the food industry for a long time bartending or waiting...
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Re: $8.8 BILLION UNACCOUNTED FOR IN IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION

Dissident ·
Those who were in charge of managing this $8.8 billion are probably the very same people who are quick to criticize corruption in other nations.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
I never said that race mixing is evil....just noting some people cannot seem to find worthy black folks to marry and most often these folks are conservatives. Hmmmmmm Oh look at you do the jig around China. The fact is that Much of Chinas growth is related to US direct foreign investment. My question is why not China could grow from its own capital investment at the same rate and does not the direct foreign investment coming from the US mean that the US has LOST those investment dollars? If...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
That's like saying when I buy something from someone, every person other than that someone loses. Ridiculous. No one in either side is made worse off in your hypothetical. A company is taking its own money and investing it. It's not taking someone else's money. There's no zero-sum here.
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Well...you seem to not understand that competition produces winners and losers and hence by its nature represents a zero sum. Given population growth, there need to be economic growth and job growth just to keep up with providing opportunity for an expanding population. Thus, when there is capital to be invested which creates jobs and income for peoples. Geographic locations compete for the investment dollars. Some win and some lose. Even within the United States, there has been a migration...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

toussaint ·
It is not at all obvious that A's gain is B's loss. That's why your argument about manufacturing jobs fell flat. If a US company takes its profits and invests them in China, tell me, who has "lost" something? Investment seekers in the US may have "lost" competition for investment dollars, but they have not lost anything tangible. They are just as well off as they were before the US company decided to invest its profits. Some specific group may not be as well off as they could have been , but...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Haitian elections concern students

Isome ·
In order to get the US and France to stop invading and waging war, Haiti paid reparations to France for the loss of slave labor. It took a century to pay the debt, but they did it. The current election outcome is being challenged by the sole white candidate who just HAPPENS to be someone who backed the GANG of 184 (the US armed & funded former TonTon Macoutes, FRAPH and Duvalier associates) who were the front men of the coup that ousted Aristide.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
I overlooked this forum, and started a similar topic on the board (This would really give good cause for the levee's to be broken in New Orleans and the 9th ward not being rebuilt right now..The most lucrative port, The port of New Orleans, just so happens to be part of the deal. Oh, also did you notice the regions, seems like all the minority ports to me.. Philly, New Orleans, Miami, Baltimore, New Jersey and New York!!!!!! Things that make you go hummm) By TED BRIDIS and DEVLIN BARRETT...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

HonestBrother ·
Here's my thought for what it's worth: Yes there's a part of me that says "Hell yeah, let the house burn down" but then you think about the world as it is now. You look at it up close and you see that whether you like it or not the parts are interconnected like crazy. The Japanese economy goes into a depression and this depresses markets globally. An Asian fly gets a new flu bug and we all have to worry. My point: When jobs are offshored, they're not just offshored for poor white people. As...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It ain't about a "feel good". There's a principled position there. Indeed, it's no more rhetoric than the Noble Negro Notion that we can not only Save Ourselves but Save America (and the World) too. And, really, when and where has that actually been suggested? I do think the whole point of a Convenant, etc. is to lay out some priorities. And Malcolm's quote says something pretty specific: "If the master's house caught on fire, the house Negro would fight harder to put the blaze out than the...
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Re: Haiti 'to allow' Aristide return

EbonyRose ·
So, the State Department thinks Haiti has been "stabalized" all this time??? I would hate to see what they call chaos!! We have some true idiots in charge of this country.
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Re: Haiti 'to allow' Aristide return

HonestBrother ·
Either true idiots or hypocritical racist assholes...
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Re: Job banks, Rubber Rooms and Lazy ass people making 64k-100k a year... doing nothing

Faheem ·
The Jobs Bank has its origins in the tough times Detroit faced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A spike in oil prices, a harsh recession and the first major assault from fuel-efficient Japanese cars hammered the Big Three and cost tens of thousands of union jobs. The UAW agreed to its first concessionary contracts in 1982 with the Big Three, which then made three out of every four vehicles sold in America. Battling the new competition, GM developed a plan to spend $24 billion improving...
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Re: One Man Battling the Democratic Party

1milehi ·
http://adeebafolami.com/archives/2006/perryman2.html
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Kai ·
Peace.... Scientists Find A DNA Change That Accounts For White Skin By Rick WeissWashington Post Staff Writer Friday, December 16, 2005; Page A01 Scientists said yesterday that they have discovered a tiny genetic mutation that largely explains the first appearance of white skin in humans tens of thousands of years ago, a finding that helps solve one of biology's most enduring mysteries and illuminates one of humanity's greatest sources of strife. The work suggests that the skin-whitening...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

HonestBrother ·
Iraqis are not in the United States. Are they free? Haiti is a sovereign independent black nation. But their politics have been influenced (usually for the worse) by us from the beginning. Same with Castro's Cuba... Zaire was an independent African nation under Patrice Lumumba... until he was assassinated with the help of the CIA. I could go on... But these are points that I have never heard separatists deal with adequately. Lastly, aren't black folk capable of being oppressive? In fact,...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

HonestBrother ·
One more time: Will someone please explain to me the ways in which we are not free now... and precisely how moving somewhere else (WHERE specifically is ANOTHER problem altogether) is going to change that?.... I believe in another thread when I declared the need for us to claim our freedom, someone - who shall remain unnamed - had a fit... but is now eloquently quoting Thomas Jefferson to that effect... In case you missed it before: Lest someone give Israel as an example of some folks who...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Mututsi60s ·
Point taken, Zakar. I'll share my opinions, keeping in mind that they are just my feelings and observations and not neccessary fact. You ask what gains we've made since the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.... Education: I am a black student attending the University of Alabama. There are literally thousands of other black students attending this institution with me. Do you think the students who had to confront gangs and George Wallace in the 60s would consider our current situation a step...
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Re: HIV / AIDS education beginning in Kinder class

bigman ·
Keidi Obi Awadu http://7mac.com/7MAC/resume/index.htm keidi@7mac.com "From 1989 to 1991, Kaiser Permanent along with the L.A. County Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injected over 700 "mostly minority" babies with unlicensed experimental vaccines with fraudulently-obtained consent from the parents. One of the vaccines used, Edmonston-Zagreb high-titer, had already obtained a notorious reputation overseas for killing almost one out of every 13...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
I understand your point, but I have to disagree with the fact that since a few more blacks are allowed to go to white universities, a few run corporations and a few are mulit millionaires. but this small amount of progress for so few really doesnt change the situation of the masses. In fact most who have the educational and economic means to make a difference leave the community taking with the the vital resources out of the community. yea we generate all these billion, but when you break it...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

kresge ·
My sympathies are completely with the immigrants. I am all for opening up of the borders. What we have now are double standards that have nothing to do with justice for poor, oppressed, or exploited peoples. For example: Businesses as well as individuals can exploit many immigrants because of their status. Globally, the economic/political practices of the developed nations is complicit in creating depressed situations in the third world. If we don't like the policies of a nation, immigrants...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
What about the rights of legal immigrants---what's their opinion? What about the African-American workforce---I think there are enough brothers and sisters willing to do such work but strangely enough I haven't read any survey's regarding this except for the African-Americans who are competing with illegals for the jobs in the Perdue Chicken plants in North Carolina. Open borders???? How about open schools where some children of illegals are already crowding over-crowded schools with...
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

ZAKAR ·
The Cuba situation is deeper than the Batista Lobby, its more about strategic foreign policy. Cuba is a spit in the face to Capitalism, in the Shadows of the largest economy in the history of the world ,and the Cuban people supported a Socialist State and american power could not shake their will. Just like Haiti, is the original black republic in the Western Hemisphere and you know how Uncle Sam Feels about that, look at our invasions, Plus how many African Cubans are allowed to pursue that...
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

Yemaya ·
Well the way I've heard it from older Cubans is that there was a back door deal with Cuba to allow their people to come into the U.S. My point is that things aren't always what they seem. Unlike the Haitians who have always had trouble with the U.S., they couldn't make a sweetheart deal like that and they are a black country. Back in those days they had to keep black folks in their "place". So Haiti was never gonna get her just due....unless she takes it. Which is exactly what Haitian people...
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

MBM ·
Agree. And if it's important for African Americans to change the immigration policy toward Haiti then we've got to make it happen.
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

ricardomath ·
Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!
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Re: I don't mind immigration..It's the political double standard I hate!

bigman ·
it will never change it easier to kill them all than letting those people of african decent can't ya'll see what is going on in haiti american military killing there and in africa usa funding young men with guns and machetes to kill their own.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

mirahjay ·
the below post is very similar to my feelings on this issue. Now, do know I have enjoyed many warm friendships with people who have immigranted here,but I quickly add;they all arrived here legally and speaking ENGLISH, They also arrived without a "tude", demanding a handout. I ask; are Mexicans and their supporters also going to bat for the unfair treatment of would be Haitian immigrants? The explanation we have been given for summarily returning them to Haiti as we at the same time roll out...
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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

HonestBrother ·
Zakar, stop being a wanker... Look at what the US is doing around the world: in Haiti, in Iraq, in Afghanistan...etc. etc Point is: From a practical point of view, there aren't too many places to go to be 'independent' from white America... and that's not even considering the question of where we would go even if we were all in agreement about starting our own nation. The problem is that hard core Nationalists talk a good talk... but they almost always come up short on specifics...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

Huey ·
I guess this would mostly apply to non-thuggish dudes, especially those who several platonic friendships with women: Why do women always treat the "good guy" male friend like their own private eunuch or their "buddy", until the guy finds someone who loves him back, then all of sudden they either don't like him anymore or they don't like his girlfriend? I've seen it happen to a roommate of mine in college. It's also happened to me. I was the "buddy" to a bunch of women I ate lunch with. I see...
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

ZAKAR ·
Remember Haiti!!!!
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

ZAKAR ·
To me Colin Powell is a perfect example of a "Sambo" type negro. Just look at his record when it comes to African peoples, Where was he in Rwanda? Sudan? Congo? the fueds in Cote D'vore.And he was directly behind the overthrow of the Democratic Government in Haiti. How is he different from Sambo?
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

Kweli4Real ·
I think you judge Powell too harshly. I see him as doing his job within an administration for as long as he could. The Sec. of State can do nothing more than give counsel regarding the nation's diplomatic endeavors, s/he does not have the power to dictate policy. Blaming Powell for this administration's foriegn relations stance is a kin to blaming the cook because your preferred meal isn't on the menu. We do not know what Powell pushed for on Rwanda, the Sudan, the Congo, or the feuds in...
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Re: Colin Powell Speaks...Finally

keylargo ·
I heard that it was actually Condalezza Rice running that show (getting Aristede out). Powell was just there on the sidelines.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
U.S. Immigration Bill Could Hurt Mexicans By MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) - A proposal in Congress to legalize millions of undocumented migrants in the United States could backfire by slashing the amount of money they send home, Mexican economists warn. The argument goes like this: Mexicans who have permission to work in the United States will want to bring their families north to live with them, eliminating the main reason they send money home. That would hurt Mexican businesses that...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

MBM ·
Couldn't black nationalism occur on a small scale basis without the broader connection? For example, couldn't a Haiti exist without that country manifesting a meaningful connection to other black folks elsewhere? I agree wholeheartedly in the optimal version, just wondering about your thoughts on this.
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

Shango67 ·
Haiti is in the condition it is primarily due to the weakness of Africans throughout the Diaspora and its lack of connection to Africa. Black folks, everywhere, are the only people without a foreign or domestic policy.
 
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