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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I just scanned through your list. I'm more interested in the non-fiction list, some classics, and some interesting new ones to follow up thanks. I had to buy a(nother) darn bookcase a few weeks back to fit all 2005's book purchases in and it's full already. I'm sure this will create protest but when it comes to sci-fi, I can't go past the film Existenz. .
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Re: The name of our moon?

umbrarchist ·
I haven't seen ExistenZ so I don't know if it meets my qualifications for science fiction or suggested science fiction. Many people, myself included, do not consider STAR WARS to be science fiction. I call it space opera, being on the same level with Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. The Abyss: Special Edition is just about the best science fiction movie I know of The movie version falls kind of flat at the end. It is closely followed by 2001. The trouble with 2001 is the people aren't very warm...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

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

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

Kevin41 ·
NAACP chairman compares GOP to Nazis Bond delivers blistering partisan speech in North Carolina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Julian Bond Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
Like Black Viking, I am not anti-PC, but I am anti-censorship. Whether or not I find the comic offensive, I think that a publication has the right to print it and I believe that individuals have the right to protest against it non-violently. I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. Personal anecdote: I was a chaplain in NYC when...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Faheem ·
This is one of the problems with Western Media and its Johnny come lately reporting and its refusal to state truth when it is widely known. Most men and women in America and some of you on this forum believe that these protest just started a few weeks ago, and started off violently. These cartoons as most articles have noted were first published in September, the protest against these cartoons began then. The protest were all peaceful, the Danish Muslim community wrote letters, Muslim...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
And that's the rub as they say. Also, there is nothing comparable in terms of Christian symbols, as KRESGE suggested. Considering what KRESGE said, what's to come of this: I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. So, basically, people are allowed to completely, purposely and repeatedly desecrate and violate everything that's sacred...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Vox ·
Doesn't change anything for me. I'm not going to pretend to understand this mindset. And I think Kresge is right, that the newspapers aren't beyond reproach. But just because the European media was intransigent in their response to boycotts and protests, doesn't lead me to think violence is in any way a justifiable next resort for the aggrieved. And like I said, in this case it's even stupider IMO, in the face of the subject matter of the cartoon.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Black Viking ·
Yes, my response is the same. It is not OK for them to blow things up over a picture, just because they did not get the response that they wanted. It's good that the muslim community tried peaceful protest. That does not mean that anyone else has to bend over backwards just because they don't approve. No one commited violence on them. There violent response is unacceptable. This is the kind of shit that starts wars over nothing.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Empty Purnata ·
And this kind of shit is unacceptable as well. http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/8001048173 Hypocrisy, double standards, and "freedom of speech" rhetoric.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Another Danish? Noah's "I wonder what?"

UppityNegress ·
In this day in age, yes I do think American Christians would be more "civil" about it, and considering how secular western Europe has become I'd question whether it would even make a dent outside of religious circles. Will they [Christians, esp. white] raise a fuss? Of course. Will they be super pissed? That goes without saying. Protest? Sure. Threats to actually kill other people, burn down the newspaper facility, and encourage others into suicide missions? You'll be hard pressed to find...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

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

Black Viking ·
I hear you, and you're probably right. Even the people on the far right who didn't vote for her during the primary election would vote for her in the general, rather than vote for a Democrat. Unless they chose to stay home on election day in protest.
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
Bodies burned in open after Nigeria riots kill 146 By George Esiri 2 hours, 2 minutes ago ONITSHA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Christian youths burned the corpses of Muslims on Thursday on the streets of Onitsha in southeastern Nigeria, the city worst hit by religious riots that have killed at least 146 people across the country in five days. ADVERTISEMENT Christian mobs, seeking revenge for the killings of Christians in the north, attacked Muslims with machetes, set fire to them, destroyed their...
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Re: ... Of Burning Houses & Pipe Dreams

Nmaginate ·
It has nothing to do with a lack of hope. It is a different orientation though. It's one that draws on a logical conclusion collected from a realistic acknowledgement of the history heretofore. And that orientation, though it expresses some of that same resentment, is still directed or come froms a very different place. But you've expressed why the Convenant as a political instrument, in and of itself, is somewhat of a Pipe Dream. Farrakhan's sentiment, however, comes from a self-help...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Here's not so much an opposing view, but a different view on how the symposium went. I enjoyed the symposium for the fact that it even exists, but I can understand where the author of this article is coming from. Although we love our educated black folks and they have great ideas, the masses want some action. Why is Tavis Smiling? And Why are we watching? Every year, radio/tv commentator Tavis Smiley holds a forum that brings together "the best and the brightest" African-Americans from...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Good message that sends: if I can't actually effect change in my country, I should go to another and complain about theirs. Yeah, that'll change things, that will. I try. There was a protest a few weeks back that I participated in, but honestly Columbia isn't my problem. I am sincerely sorry about the state of affairs there, but I am not a Columbian citizen. This seems to be getting rather personal. Like I said, I'm sorry about any hardship your wife had to endure, but I still stand by my...
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

FireFly ·
I have to protest! the above may be crap but... please, please, please! I shudder when I hear people say 'this generations' music/attitude/fill in the blank is soooooooo substandard. Sure it is. But some of it is really awesome too. Not going to get into a quibble/debate about who is better than who... but there is some conscious, sassy, smart, intelligent creative expression being produced and created by the 'yoof' of today. Yes misogyny - for both sexes is on the skyrocket rise and that's...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
Half a million march against US immigration reform Demonstrators march in Los Angeles, California, to protest of proposed illegal immigration legislation. Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented immigrants and rejection of a proposed law that would drastically tighten US immigration rules.(AFP/Getty Images/J. Emilio Flores) LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Half a million protesters paralyzed downtown Los Angeles, demanding amnesty for undocumented...
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

James Wesley Chester ·
It's generational 'sour grapes'. Marching is as valid today as a means to peaceful socio-political protest as any other time in history. It is soooo typical to look for just another reason to not have to do anything. Those who offer this reasoning are also typically those who have a long list of reasons to do nothing. And....their positive responses are for solutions they are incapable of describing. And...usually ends with something like... 'You know what I mean.' PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

Texas Star ·
I have to agree with Mr Chester. Why wouldn't marching be valid for today? There were no black teachers at my highschool, and a little lady walked outside the school everyday in protest for nearly the entire semester. Every morning she would show up with a sign questioning the schools blatant lack of black teachers. By the next semester we had 2 black teachers. One was an art teacher, and one was a coach. What she did ALONE was very powerful!
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

James Wesley Chester ·
Case closed. The method is not in question. The dedication is. Our problem is that there is little left that will piss us off. Eemember, everybody didn't march during the Civil Rights Movement. Even then, there were those bad-mouthing, naysayers standing on the curb cursing those who marched. And...they were crative in their naysaying. I can't imagine what issue would put us 'in the streets'. PEACE Jim Chester PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: We're Marching To Zion . . . .

Lamp ·
I actually posted a question yesterday on something similiar to this as to why we do not protest anymore like I have heard my folks speak about.. I dont care if we march, dont show up for work, go on a food strike, block the roads..there are some issues where we really need to make ourselves heard some way shape or form.. but like you said the dedication is the key.. patience is a virtue..
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

xxGAMBITxx ·
what has happened to our sense of protest?? It decided to follow our sense of purpose, destiny and self respect out the back door.
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Re: what has happened to our sense of protest??

bigman ·
when the white legalize lynching of blackmen!! what NO that will not be enough, how about making it legal to kill every black new born. nope that will not be enough we will never protest for US every again we are just DAMN happy being where are helpless. CLICK AFRIKA!!
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Re: Toddlers to protest against deportation of classmate's dad

ricardomath ·
Joel Manar with his wife and daughter before his arrest. (Archive/Alon Ron) Last update - 18:00 12/04/2006 Migrant worker freed from jail after daughter's friends protest By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondent A migrant worker from Ghana illegally in Israel was freed from a Ramle jail Wednesday, days after his 2-year-old daughter's kindergarten classmates held a protest against his deportation. Joel Manar's release came after an Interior Ministry decision to delay his deportation by one...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
You can call it tripe if want to....but, what I gave you is documented historical facts-And like I said it doesn't matter to me whether you believe it or not....you can get the facts right on your computer-just google it! Here is something else written by another Black man: TRUTH ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY From Toogood Reports The Long, Sad, Violent History of Democrats' Racial Hatred for Blacks BY: Perry Drake May 2003 It has always seemed unnatural and unwise to me whenever I hear someone...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

alonzo ·
EbonyRose, We can't and shouldn't expect Mexican people to protest in our behalf, this we should do for ourselves. It's black people who need to stand and be counted. Once we get organized and "stand up" you'll then see others helping in our cause. To your point regarding cheaper labor please read what MBM has been saying. It's our government and corporations that's encouraging and allowing this to happen. These mexicans are poor people who's ultimate goal is to feed and take care of their...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
alonzo ... Yes, we can and we should expect just that AND it is something we need to do for ourselves as well. There is not one gain that we made during the Civil Rights Movement that is of exclusive benefit to African Americans. Our gain turns into everybody's gain, because that is the way the promise of "America" is intended to work. And, seemingly, Black folks have never had a problem with that. People of other races are able to 1) come here, 2) enjoy freedoms, 3) protest freely, 4) enjoy...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

alonzo ·
Ebonyrose----I don't disagree with anything you said except the first sentence. Unfortunately if you or any of us wait for someone else to stand in our behalf then you'll be waiting a long time. It's simply not going to happen and that's why I say we have to do it ourselves.
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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: Illegal Immigration

UppityNegress ·
Exactly what rights of the immigrants are being violated that cause them to protest so? And why protest a violation they willingly agree to? For example, an illegal Mexican immigrant who comes here must know that there is a good chance he will work for low wages under the table and long hours---yet he still chooses to come! If they are so offended by this supposed violation, why not just leave?
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: Real Americans Pout, Don't Protest: One More Job for Immigrants

UppityNegress ·
You know, this article makes a pretty good point. us Americans are some truly lazy mofos. We deserve whatever we get if we opt to just sit on our @sses and do nothing. Thank you, Ricardomath, for opening my eyes. Instead of merely stating my dissatisfaction with current immigration laws, I think I'll rally up a group and take to the streets to protest AGAINST the protestors. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Re: North Carolina Black Woman Raped by White Lacrosse Team

ricardomath ·
At least one of the guys arrested has a prior history.
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

detroit1 ·
Sexism in our society says: It is not proper for women to initiate greetings. These are the invisible handcuffs of social detainment that arrest and silence the full sexual expression of women. Contrary to a woman's innate feelings and natural inclinations, deeply ingrained social concepts limit her individual right and freedom to assert sexual interest, regardless of feelings of attraction and loneliness, she is to remain mute and inhibited. Like all social ideology, this is also a means of...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
Great observation.
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Re: Cheney Loses In Court (CBS News/9.12.03)

sergeant ·
Lordy, the lack of education round here is frightening. The blackout occurred mbm, not because Niagra Falls stopped falling or dried up. The blackout occurs because the grid is set up to share energy production based on regional needs, switching occurs regularly. The problem arises when the grid is maxed out of its capacity by having too little energy to meet demand, no reserve or backup energy production, and when there are two few sources of energy on which to rely on in the first place.
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Re: America's Black Forum:

Kevin41 ·
Norland, An african perspective is the summation of your views and experiences, not something that is humanistic in general.....like when I expressed the concept of violence associated with poverty I used the example of a man and his wife both losing their jobs and the stress from financial troubles causing them to turn on each other....that is not something particular to one race...it is generally applicable across the board....the consequences are different for different groups (black kids...
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Re: Nigerian Mother freed from barbaric practice

Prophetessofrage ·
Yes, this was a great victory. I'd like to thank every black person, specifically African/American women who got involved with this issue and sent letters of protest to those beings over there. This is just the beginning of African women's freedom on a tiny scale. We black women must reach out to African women and aid them in removing male oppression, enslavement, torture, off of their precious lives. It is to say the least, (and that's real hard for me to do), shameful, wretched, and...
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

ricardomath ·
On July 12, the Protest Whinier Forum suffered a Total Forum Breakdown, in which several longstanding members were banned from there, and proceeded to seek refuge here in "?", in an attempt to regroup, and let their fellow Protest Whiniers know what had happened. https://www.africanamerica.org/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=60260642&f=64170254&m=73170694 During the next couple of days, I went over to PW (openly) a few times under various usernames, and ShudderAtTheThought was bragging...
 
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