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Two Lawmakers Declare Chicago a War Zone, Call for National Guard

Cholly ·
CHICAGO -- Two lawmakers who believe violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the Illinois National Guard must be called in to help made a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday to deploy troops.A recent surge in violent crime, including a...
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Natalie Randolph, The Nation's First Female Football Coach, Celebrated In DC

Cholly ·
WASHINGTON — The football players at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School, Mayor Adrian Fenty and a room full of cheering staff needed only one word to describe her: coach. Natalie Randolph, a 29-year-old biology and environmental sciences teacher, was introduced Friday as the coach of the school's Coolidge Colts. She's believed to be the nation's only female head coach of a high school varsity football team. "While I'm proud to be part of what this all means," Randolph said, "being female has...
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Re: Too fat to fight? Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

Kocolicious ·
You know....this is kinda off topic but on point. Some parents are to blame for exposing their children to bad eating habits. Take birthdays for instance. Instead of making a homemade cake, cooking real food [so kids can SEE what a real potato/tomato etc look like and having the celebration in the backyard [socializing with community] like old times, new parents are spending a gang of money taking their children to Chucky Cheese or other kid friendly places that do NOT provide healthy foods...
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Re: Too fat to fight? Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

Cholly ·
Koco, that was a great point and from a military's prespective, especially in terms of the Army and Marines, this overall pre-conditioned lethargic, lazy, tech savvy and privledged "it's all about me" nature of today's children only causes the military to wash out at a much higher percentage of soldiers before the 6 weeks of basic training ends. In the past, teenage recruits came directly from the streets into military basic training on average, at a decent level of physical fitness (the...
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Re: Too fat to fight? Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

Kocolicious ·
Yep...exactly! Brotha Cholly. And the thing is...some parent WON'T listen! Them...[this is terrible/ bad english...but!] themselves are immature....and are TRULY the LAZY ones. Cuz they don't wanna do the work required to raise healthy, self-sufficient adults. It's easy to go to Chucky Cheese....or buy those $400 tennis shoes or other riduclous expensive items...just to prove to the outside WORLD that they can afford it...when in actuality...they. can NOT! There is more to lose than just...
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Re: Two Lawmakers Declare Chicago a War Zone, Call for National Guard

EbonyRose ·
I'm really glad you posted this, Cholly! I've been trying to get to it for two days now! Unfortunately, I've been busier than the proverbial "one-legged man" as of late .. which is severely cutting into my "soapbox" time! I'll have to come back to this a little later on .... but ... my 'quick thoughts' on this are: 1) Why isn't there all the fervor over the issue of "race" and "racial profiling" going on about this as there is about the illegal immigration issue? (Because surely Blacks and...
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Re: Two Lawmakers Declare Chicago a War Zone, Call for National Guard

sunnubian ·
As much as I want to agree with this, we all should know by now that we cannot trust that everything we are being told is the only and true intentions when it comes to government intervening on our behalf ; remember how the war on drugs turned out? The War on Drugs turned out to be a war on African Americans/other minorities with the covert intentions of filling the then yet to be built Prison Industrial Complex that would crop up all over the country where jobs and industry had left...
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Re: Two Lawmakers Declare Chicago a War Zone, Call for National Guard

Xeon ·
Reference: Why do adults that are initially responsible for the first line of delinquency in youth still get a free pass for their involvement in corrupting, and aiding and abetting (the delinquency) of minors in this country? Why do they get a free pass? Good question. As long as Negroes opt for a culture of excuse making, victimization and entitlement, the black communities in Chicago will continue to spiral into a vortex of mass intimidation, senseless killings and street violence. They...
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Re: Two Lawmakers Declare Chicago a War Zone, Call for National Guard

EbonyRose ·
I think those are ALL very good ideas and questions, Sunnubian. But, I would think that the answers to most if not all of them would be "nothing", "no", and "none"! Those things are not happening in the city of Chicago. And I doubt very seriously that they're in any kind of financial position to make things like that happen any time soon. They're just trying to 'keep the lights on' in places like that. I have read about many community and individual efforts and organizations working to...
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Too fat to fight? Are School Lunches a National Security Threat?

Cholly ·
In an effort to encourage young Americans to join the military, a number of military leaders have come out swinging against school lunches, saying the high calorie, unhealthy food choices are contributing to the obesity rate of young people, making them unfit for military service and thereby endangering our national security. According to the statement issued by a group of retired military officers regarding their "Mission: Readiness" report, 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all...
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The President's Democratic Convention Speech

sunnubian ·
Barack Obama Speech Text: Read The President's Democratic Convention Remarks Posted: 09/06/2012 10:26 pm Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for. Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States. The first time I addressed...
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How the National Security State Kills a Free Society

sunnubian ·
Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Blog of Rights / ACLU How the National Security State Kills a Free Society The NSA has taken the beauty and power of digital technology and turned it against us by Edward Snowden Portrait detail of Edward Snowden. (Credit: Robert Shetterly / americanswhotellthetruth.org) What follows is the content of an email ACLU supporters received from Edward Snowden this morning, one year to the day since The Guardian broke the first in a series of revelations...
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2013 National Report Card: Most 4th and 8th graders lack basic math and science skills

sunnubian ·
2013 National Report Card: Most 4th and 8th graders lack basic math and science skills by Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press | November 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM Comments 2 Print A technician studies the result of an analysis (courtesy of Fotolia) Related Posts Are black students lacking basic skills? Washington DC public schools have biggest black-white achievement gap SAT scores remain stagnant for most, but better for blacks Are black male doctors becoming endangered? Race-based academic targets...
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Black Men's Roundtable

sunnubian ·
Marcus BrightAdjunct Professor of Public Adminstration at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University Crime , Florida , Black Males , Frederica Wilson , Isiah Thomas , Black...
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Wrap It Up! UN Tells US To Finish Review Of Trayvon Martin Case

sunnubian ·
Wrap It Up! UN Tells US To Finish Review Of Trayvon Martin Case (DETAILS) Sep 5, 2013 By Christina Coleman 74 51 0 39 Wrap it up already. That’s what a group of United Nations independent experts are telling the U.S. government when it comes to finalizing the review of the Trayvon Martin case. According to UN.Org : “We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
Very intelligent speech. No, folks weren't jumping up and down at every word....but! He designed the speech to speak directly to the voters...which I found very brilliant. Cuz a lotta times speeches talked down to audience as if the speaker is doing the audience a favor. My president brought every one into his fold like teammates working on solving a solution. His speech was realistic as well. No fuzzy promises. No out of the reach propaganda. He spoke the language of all Americans. He said...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

EbonyRose ·
Well .... originally, I came in on the end of the President's speech ... about the last 15 minutes or so ... and wasn't all that impressed with what I was hearing!! I really wasn't sure who he was talking to ... whether he was 'singing to the choir' ... or talking to 'somebody else' who wasn't in the room!! Maybe trying to entice Independents or Republicans that might be watching to vote for him. But .... after I watched the recording of it from start to finish ... I rated the speech much...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I'm witcha on most of what you say my sista...except that I think it's black people's fault that we are NOT in it together like we used to be in my day when the government was the ENEMY or the establishment was the enemy and they MADE it known America didn't give a sweet damn about blackfolks. But! We gave a damn. Protect our community as much as we could; raise our children the best way in our limited ability and try to teach 'em as much as we knew how. But today? Our disunity is our fault.
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

EbonyRose ·
Okay!!! I definitely hear ya talkin', Ms. Koco!! Loud and clear!! But, I think that maybe we are talking about two slightly different points here!! And correct me if I'm wrong about that!! As to your first point .... the "we" I'm talking about in "we're all in this together" is not the "we" as in us Blackfolks ... but the "we" as in ALL Americans!! As Black people ... I definitely agree that WE are "all in this together"!! And couldn't agree more that we damn sure don't act like it ...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I got it! I totally misinterpreted you meant and probably what my presidet said in terms of theword :we:. Oooops. No more coffee for me As far as the sense of belonging, I never ever felt that as an American. I always felt I was an outsider on so many levels in the political place as a so-called minority. Like they i.e. "politicians" were talking at me instead of to me as being part of the American platform. It has always been "us" against "them" sort to speak-black and white. So...from a...
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Re: The President's Democratic Convention Speech

Kocolicious ·
I hate this computer...here are the corrections: I totally misinterpreted what you meant and probably what my president said in terms of the word "we". Oooops. No more coffee for me!
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Conservative Media Try to Reverse Racial Reality

sunnubian ·
Blogs » Ben Adler » Conservative Media Try to Reverse Racial Reality Conservative Media Try to Reverse Racial Reality | The Nation Ben Adler The 2012 election, Republican politics and conservative media. Conservative Media Try to Reverse Racial Reality Ben Adler <abbr class="published" title="2012-05-28T19:21:37-14400">on May 28, 2012 - 7:21 PM ET</abbr> Conservatives must be feeling regretful. After nearly fifty years of using appeals to white racial resentment to take over the...
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US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

sunnubian ·
US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism By Editorial_Staff - Nov 25, 2016 Why is America not voting to condemn Nazism and racism. AFRICANGLOBE – The United States says it was one of three countries to vote against a U.N. resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism over freedom of speech issues and concerns that Russia was using it to carry out political attacks against its neighbors. The resolution entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices...
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

Kocolicious ·
Wait! Am I'm reading this correctly or no? Is America saying it went against it cuz it prevents freedom of speech and yet here Trump is attempting to remove freedom of speech to the protesters against him. Isn't that hypocritical? It did passed regardless....right? But!
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

sunnubian ·
Yes, it passed, but with 3 no votes, the United States, Canada and Ukraine; and the EU being one of 48 'abstentions', along with Cyprus and Greece, Albania, Iceland, Montenegro, Macedonia . . . I really don't know what it is going to take to make the Black Race WAKE-THE-"F"-UP! It is incredible that as world's racists are joining forces all over the globe, the Black race, instead of UNIFYING, once and for all, are still sitting around 'beefing' with each other over b.s., while a racist...
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

Kocolicious ·
Segregation. The ability not to vote. Not being able to marry or be with who you want. That's when they will wake up cuz they really, especially this generation of blacks DO NOT KNOW. They are walking around like weed smoking zombies...some are saying yea I voted for him while others are saying they didn't vote all. We have a lot of LOST folks in our culture. They have been celebitize and material driven...it started with wanting to wear a pair of $100 tennis shoes and listening to those...
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

Kocolicious ·
I've been thinking.....isn't President Obama still involved in running the country until December 15th or so? Or no? Cuz it seems to me that he still is and if so wasn't it his administration that voted against this resolution? Cuz Trump is not finished gathering his cabinet and appointing folks. So I'm kinda complex as to which administration voted against this. Any thoughts? But!
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

DennisKalita ·
Is morality at issue here? It’s a big fish fight. This came from Russia. It was supposedly used as an excuse by Russia to attack its neighbors. The US said it restricted freedom of speech and the right to gather. Who knows? Human rights may have nothing to do with it. Major nations are immoral. They allow genocide unless there’s a dollar to be made in the big fish, little fish world of predators.
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

Kocolicious ·
But isn't that a form of hypocrisy in America since Trump is attempting to jail protesters for burning flags and demonstrating. Isn't that a violation of free speech? This is troubling. Cuz protests in our country will increase while in Trump's presidency. This reminds me of the 60s and early 70s. I can't believe that US under Obama was against this move. Cuz this is why folks are immigrating in droves out of their homeland. But!
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Re: US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning Nazism

DennisKalita ·
the need is for economic self-sufficiency ~ the US may not easily recover from the upcoming train wreck
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Voting Rights Watch

sunnubian ·
"I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy."-- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett      Dear Nation Friend:If Mike Bennett has...
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said he was open to sending National Guard troops or state police to assist Chicago police

sunnubian ·
September 23, 2013 11:35 AMByIris CarrerasTopicsDaily Blotter   CBS(CBS/AP) CHICAGO - Four men were killed and 15 others were injured in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, according to CBS Chicago.   PICTURES: Lives...
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They’ll have to leave their guns at home: Secret Service says Republican National Convention will not be open-carry utopia

sunnubian ·
MONDAY, MAR 28, 2016 02:06 PM EDT They’ll have to leave their guns at home: Secret Service says Republican National Convention will not be open-carry utopia BRENDAN GAUTHIER A "Come and Take It" banner at a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas in 2015 (Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) In response to a 44,500-signature petition to allow firearms at the Republican National Convention, the Secret Service announced Monday that it would be putting the kibosh on...
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Bring In National Guard to Stop Violence – Hanore

sunnubian ·
Bring In National Guard to Stop Violence – Hanore February 23, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Chicago still has one of the highest homicide rates AFRICANGLOBE – Russel L. Honore, the tough-talking lieutenant general who shot to fame when he swept into New Orleans as a dominating presence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, offered some advice to Chicago to tame the violence plaguing the city and its young people: Bring in the National Guard. Honore, who is now...
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President Zuma Explains Heated Statement ‘Owning A Dog Is Not African’

sunnubian ·
President Zuma Explains Heated Statement ‘Owning A Dog Is Not African’ Dec 28, 2012 3 By Ruth Manuel-Logan Ruling party African National Congress (ANC) and South African President Jacob Zuma sings after being reelected as the head of the nation’s dominant political force, more than likely guaranteeing the politician another five years in the country’s presidency, in Bloemfontein, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Zuma trounced Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, his only challenger who...
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Patrice Lumumba, Congo & African-American history

sunnubian ·
Parallels between struggles for national liberation Patrice Lumumba, Congo & African-American history By Abayomi Azikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire Published Feb 2, 2011 3:18 PM This year marks the 50th anniversary of the political assassination of Congo’s first prime minister under independence, Patrice Lumumba. Patrice Lumumba February is celebrated in the United States and around the world as African-American History Month, where people of all backgrounds and nationalities pay...
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Report: 1 In 4 Americans Completing High School Late, Students Lag Behind Other Countries

sunnubian ·
Report: 1 In 4 Americans Completing High School Late, Students Lag Behind Other Countries Apr 24, 2013 By Associated Press Share Share on email <noscript>lt;img class="size-full wp-image-2412628 aligncenter" alt="american students lagging" src="http://ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/ronald-regan-cropped.jpg?w=640amp;#038;h=444" width="640" height="444" /gt;</noscript> WASHINGTON — U.S. students are falling behind their international rivals. Young people aren’t adept at...
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What Frederick Douglass, Lincoln's thorn and partner, said in Rochester on the fifth of July, 1852

sunnubian ·
What Frederick Douglass, Lincoln's thorn and partner, said in Rochester on the fifth of July, 1852 By Meteor Blades 2015/07/04 · 12:00 Different versions of this post have appeared at Daily Kos since 2008. We do too much "heroification" in America, according to James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong (one of his several books that ought to be on everybody's shelf). Like me, he thinks the word hero has been cheapened, ending up...
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African Americans and the American Labor Movement

sunnubian ·
African Americans and the American Labor Movement By James Gilbert Cassedy The records of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) have been, and will remain, indispensable to the study of African American labor history. Thirty NARA record groups (approximately 19,711 cubic feet of documentary material) document the activities of federal agencies whose core missions pertained to labor and labor management relations. There are also many other record groups that contain material...
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Watch: ‘Lofty Language & Empty Promises:’ Democrats Respond To Donald Trump

sunnubian ·
NATION Home > Nation Watch: ‘Lofty Language & Empty Promises:’ Democrats Respond To Donald Trump California Rep. Barbara Lee says the president failed "to offer solutions to poverty, unemployment or economic insecurity." Written By Lynette Holloway 4 days ago 698 READS 123 23 H ouse Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier this month named Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair James E. Clyburn of South Carolina to lead the House Democrats’ Faith Working Group. On Wednesday, Clyburn was joined by...
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Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit

sunnubian ·
POLITICS Reports: Trump Gave Classified Info To Russians During White House Visit Facebook Twitter Google+ Email May 15, 2017 6:44 PM ET JESSICA TAYLOR Twitter Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak met with President Trump last week in the Oval Office. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images Updated at 9:45 p.m. ET President Trump revealed "highly classified information" to two top Russian officials during a controversial Oval Office...
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Re: From #ISupportKaepernickBecause to ‘Go Back to Africa’, Fans Split Over Colin’s Decision to Sit for National Anthem

RadioRaheem ·
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943), is a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States holding that the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution protected students from being forced to salute the American flag and say the Pledge of Allegiance
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Oakland Minister Fights Inner-City Gun Violence with Successful Ceasefire Strategy, as Legislators Obsess Over Gun Control

sunnubian ·
Oakland Minister Fights Inner-City Gun Violence with Successful Ceasefire Strategy, as Legislators Obsess Over Gun Control July 25, 2016 | Posted by Shaundra Selvaggi Tagged With: Ceasefire strategy , Live Free Campaign , Pastor Michael McBride , PICO National Network , rampant gun violence Pastor Michael McBride, director of the Live Free Campaign and founder of The Way Christian Center in California. Twitter. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the...
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"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

sunnubian ·
"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity. Douglass's legacy is preserved here at Cedar Hill, where he lived his last 17 years. Read More Welcome to the Frederick...
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Re: Wrap It Up! UN Tells US To Finish Review Of Trayvon Martin Case

RadioRaheem ·
i'm glad the UN spoke out on this. The case and verdict is 100% BS and the world needs to see how we are treated. Maybe the US needs to be 'reviewed' independently like many countries in the Middle East.
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Re: Wrap It Up! UN Tells US To Finish Review Of Trayvon Martin Case

Norland ·
I'm truly hoping that when WHITE "America" goes on this quest to Syria, that the ONLY real "BLACKS" they encounter are the two shoes they reach for to put on their feet. Please, don't come knocking on my door. Thanks!!
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Re: Wrap It Up! UN Tells US To Finish Review Of Trayvon Martin Case

Yemaya ·
So speaking of Trayvon Martin's case, Zimmerman's defense lawyer will now be a legal correspondent/expert for CNN..... *sigh*
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Re: Wrap It Up! UN Tells US To Finish Review Of Trayvon Martin Case

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: So speaking of Trayvon Martin's case, Zimmerman's defense lawyer will now be a legal correspondent/expert for CNN..... *sigh* Well, I won't be watching CNN anymore[not that I do much now anyway], but with the number of attorneys in this country that CNN could have chosen from, their choosing THIS particular attorney is really no more than a " BIG HINT"; it's not like he even showed any great litigating skills or any vast legal knowledge, there was no need for him...
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Re: How the National Security State Kills a Free Society

Xumbrarchist ·
We never had a Free Society, but the bad can get worse. Who decides what to do with the technology as it gets better? Xum
 
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