Tagged With "POINTS OF DISCUSSION"

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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Exploring a Stereotype

Black Viking ·
That is a very good point. What exactly is "hyperaggressiveness"? For one person to be observed as more aggressive than another is one thing. For an entire group of people to be characterized as more aggressive there has to be a standard of aggressiveness. Do whites get to set the standard for everything that we do?!
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Re: The Effect of Public Schools on Our Kids

Rowe ·
Perhaps novice teachers may discuss this issue on a day-to-day basis; however, just like in any other profession, after gaining experience, knowing how to teach students becomes second nature. Sure, that's one of the purposes for attending the workshop: to network with other teachers. Other purposes include exposure to new teaching strategies and better ways to assess students. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) and Lev Vygotsky (1986), both pioneers in the field of educational research, believes...
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Re: Bush, 'No Child Left Behind', and National Testing

Kweli4Real ·
But I would argue that the real travesty is that children are not being encouraged/taught to "connect the dots", to draw conclusions or extrapolate results from current data. I remember back in the day, my public school friends were asked on tests questions like, "On what date did the Spanish Armada sail?" This is not much different from the rote learning required under NCLB; Whereas, exams at my prep-school asked, "In 1588, the Spanish launched a naval attack on Endland. Discuss the likely...
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Re: Racism Out Of "Racism-Deniers"

Kweli4Real ·
In a recent departmental "Team-Building" exercise, we were asked to articulate our "Civil Rights Dream." Everyone gave the pat "I dream of the day when all people are treated fairly, with dignity and respect" or "I dream for the day when there is no longer a need for our department." And, everyone's head was bobbing, "Yep, Yep." Well, at least until they got to me, the only Black male in the division [well, there's one other, but he racially identifies with his white italian mother rather...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
Unity comes from understanding. But agreement is not a requirement of understanding or unity. Many of the issues tackled here are serious and envoke passion in people. And these are not weak willed people on this forum, so when the sparks fly they tend to fly high. But again, I don't think that shows a lack unity. Just the fact that we come here to learn, teach, discuss, debate, (and occasionally sling shit at each other ) I believe shows a profound sense of unity. We argue about these...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Texas Star ·
I don't know why some of you are so hell bent on defending the right to debate.. I didn't deny the need for that at any point in my post. I just pondered why there is an overwhelming amount of pitting us against each other, and a lack of unification. I suggested bringing us together LIVE to discuss topics. That is a way to bring us TOGETHER to chat. Perhaps not unifying us on a topic, but bringing us together as a COMMUNITY. We are all very different, and its great to discuss our...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Texas Star ·
Nmaginate... I really like you, and your thoughts. Even with all your mean remarks. Maybe I wrote this all wrong. I don't even understand some of these responses. I actually just wanted to chat with you, and get to know more about you. All Im trying to do is bring blacks TOGETHER. MY ISSUE IS, I want to get to know you guys more. I don't have a dad, so maybe when look at the pics of these smart old men who seem to care about something, I just wish I could be closer or on your level. The...
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

Black Viking ·
I know this thread seems to have gotten a little bit off track, but no one has been attacking you personally. You actually don't need to know anything at all in order to be a part of this community. Just be willing to share, and hear what others have to share. I'll be the first to say that there's alot I don't know, and I usually ask more questions than I offer answers (I'm sure Nmaginate will back me up on that one ). Like Rowe posted earlier, there are many forums in this community that...
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Re: Experience with Gypsies?

Frenchy ·
Yes. Now let's please never discuss this again, mmmkay?
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

FireFly ·
well my suggestion - noted elsewhere - is he should do a film adaptation of Life is So Good a story of George Dawson's life, starring Morgan Freeman. Not an idle suggestion... I think it would be massive. I'd like to see Morgan in a more solid narrative role. My boo criticises Spike for not doing a historical drama. Perhaps, Spike is a contemporary filmmaker. Perhaps it's a good idea to open up to the forum to discuss both the type of film people on this forum would LIKE and PAY to go and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Ask an intelligent question. I'll ask you a quick one: LATENT EFFECTS? What are you calling Latent Effects and the importance or reason why they will need to be "finally", completely dissolved is... WHAT? Consider this, then get back to me (right from the Project-2019 article): Black Americans must understand that racism existed in 1619, racism exists in 2001, and racism will exist in 2099. Therefore, the critical element is the degree to which racism affects the lives, the liberties, and...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Remember this???: Frenchy, you don't read your own damned posts. OK. Now're you're putting college professors and artists on the same level as ex-cons. I won't have this discussion with you anymore because I see how * twisted * you are upstairs and I might have to start throwing around a word that rhymes with "itch". You win. I do not want to discuss this anymore.
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Frenchy ·
Man, you have GOT to be kidding me. The world lets you (you meaning men in general) WANT that type of woman without reprocussions. I didn't say that's what you actually GET! OK. Now're you're putting college professors and artists on the same level as ex-cons.[/quote] YOU are the one who has been advocating that women "broaden" their idea of what the cream of the crop is and that we not go specifically for the man who makes the money or has the education. YOU are the one who took offense to...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I don't need to click on every thread to know what to expect. Considering the media already bombards us with images of Black women as sluts and hoes, yes I do find these images offensive, and I do become uncomfortable looking at them. I imagine it's the same feeling that you may get whenever you turn on the news to see yet another Black man being handcuffed and hauled off to jail. My purpose for visiting African-America.org, and other progressive venues, is to get away from these demonizing...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Rowe ·
I've made no assumptions about anyone's intelligence. I've given you possible explanations as for why some occupations are less valued than others. And though you and I may have encountered people from all walks of life who we thought were "dumb," our society still rewards people for continuing their education. Why else have many of AA.org's members (myself included) pursued advanced degrees? And before you give me the speech about how "college isn't for everyone," the fact still remains...
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Re: Pope: Embryo = "Full and complete human being"

MidLifeMan ·
My comments were more directed to what OTHERS said about the Catholic church...I didn't put you in that group to be honest. So we are limited to YOUR view of what makes a human? The question you asked was about the popes view about the embryo ...from your response I don't see how anyone can discuss this...I mean...we are talking about an embryo..which some have deemed shapeless and therefore not alive/human. Or maybe they say the "shapeless mass" that is not alive is human but dead? Are we...
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Re: Good night, and Good Luck

FireFly ·
Look forward to hearing your review work4rymes Yes the film is an obvious parallel to what is happening today, but it is set firmly and convincingly in the 1950's. Rather than 'hitting everyone over the head' with his message, Clooney chooses to tell his story via the newsteam at CBS and in particular on air broadcaster Edward Murrow. I think the film was made more for those of us who weren't around in the McCarthy era, to prompt discussion and further reading. I don't think there was time...
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Re: Inner City Conservative Journal Espouses The Continuance of Historically Black Colleg

Kweli4Real ·
Although I believe that Black conservatives are engaged in wrong-headed thinking, I firmly agree that Black folk should go to Black research institutions, i.e., HBCU's, research, discuss, debate, formulate and ultimately develop solutions to Black problems. In this respect, I agree with CF [I think]. We shouldn't look to or entrust the white community for solutions to problems within the Black community. [However, I do believe in holding them responsible for enacting enabling legislation.]...
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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...
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Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

Empty Purnata ·
Thanks! I'm not so much concerned for myself, I'm concerned for my two younger siblings who are still in grade school. This religious mania is puting a strain on my parents' marriage (I've even heard them treaten to divorce, and they've had 4-hour long arguments several times) and they do it RIGHT SMACK DAB IN FRONT OF MY YOUNGER SIBLINGS. My little sister who used to get upset about it, now just sits there unphased even when my mom gets in my dad's face. AS A 19-YEAR OLD ADULT, TO SEE A...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

Rowe ·
What a beautiful account of your spiritual journey. I truly enjoyed reading this piece. You should consider writing a short book about your experience. You always come up with the most reflective topics to discuss. I appreciate that. Sometimes we need to just talk about our experiences, which helps us to heal and recover from past experiences. Thank you.
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, I think we are talking at cross purposes. I am not talking about "art." You seem to be. That's fine, except that it confuses the issue, because you keep assuming that I'm talking about what you're talking about, and we are not. You draw an incorrect conclusion form a simple statement: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ I don't particularly care if they write or paint in a way easy for me to understand. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which you then say is about art. It isn't. Check the context...
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

FireFly ·
Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. You are very fond of labelling and categorizing, whereas I try to avoid labels and stereotyping. What if I reject the term post-modernism for example? Or Modernist? Where does that take the discussion? They aren't actual questions. I am still mystified why you express the view with such authority that Rowling writes 'in a christian way' which is why I asked for some qualification...
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Re: Spiritual Autobiography

HonestBrother ·
And thank you, sister. I believe it immensely valuable to be able to talk about our individual experiences. That is the stuff of which living religion is made ... Spirituality, if it does nothing else, should at the very least enable us to be honest. And I must say, I'm starting to look forward to your avatar incarnations
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Re: The Spiritual Problem With Modernist Art

Melesi ·
art_gurl, +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Melesi... arguing art and individual perceptions of it (art is more perception that fact) is such a HUGE topic. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ Agreed. That's why I don't mind either discussing it or anyone disagreeing with me. Arguing a topic with logic and intention but without rancor is helpful. Either I help someone else think more clearly, or I learn to. Either way, it's worth it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ You are very fond of labelling and categorizing,...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Vox ·
From Vox's "That's Right, I Said It!" Department... Any man or woman -- but especially women, for reasons I could discuss -- who complains, like QTY does, that the opposite sex doesn't want them for this reason or that, are consciously choosing to seek out opportunities to reinforce their complaint. They may want a man, but their desire to have a man is not as strong as their desire to complain about the men who don't want them. As a result, they devote more focus on the men to complain...
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Re: Radio Raheem's Personal tribute to Interracial couples

Frenchy ·
Then tell me when the last time was that you looked for an eligible man to date. Since I am apparently "wrong" about what I see and experience and so are these other sistas. Please, break it down for us and tell us what it is exactly that we run into out there. Clearly, we are all bitter liars inventing fantastic stories so that we can remain single and childless. What does that have to do with the price of beans in China? That speaks exclusively to your experience with women . It says ZIP,...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Rowe ·
I'm sorry that you received my suggestions as criticism. Perhaps you may have forgotten, but not only did I suggest that you share your enthusiasm for technology with students in schools, I recommended that you purchase the books on your list and submit them to public schools to be placed in school libraries. I also suggested that you read the books, on your list, to students on days when vistors are welcome, such as Career Days . On this day, you could discuss with students your profession...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

toussaint ·
That's actually correct for the most part. We have state capitalism thanks to the regulations that are implemented by politicians under the guise of "protecting [u]name your cause[/u]". People see the problems caused by our state capitlism, and blame the free market, when it is by definition not a free market. You mean the US and EU bullying other countries with trade barriers and farm subsidies? You're pretty much correct again. All the "free trade" agreements aren't really free trade. Just...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Nmaginate ·
FULL OF SHIT alert!! CON-Feed is FULL OF SHIT!! Why would you take your "shot" if the "conservative" doesn't apply to you, what you espouse and, more importantly, what you reflexively defend all the time? You took a crack at it and you tried to "counter" (aka divert) with "What Has Liberalism Done?" because you know you're heavily invested in "conservative" as your political identity, no matter what name you want to call yourself. You know you support CONservative/Republican POLITICS and...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Thanks! You know you made me think of another example.... If you saw the movie "Crash" there is a scene where Terrence Howard's character's wife is molested by a police officer in front him..... and he does nothing and feels powerless..... They are obviously well to do.... upper middle class.... There's also a scene where Matt Dillon's character saves Howard's wife.... after she has been degraded by him... and watched as her husband was emasculated before him..... it was He that "saved" her...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Sister Virtue, even though brother Detroit's thread is loaded with sweeping generalizations made about Black women, you should be credited for at least answering his question. However, unfortunately, growing up, some Black women had thugs for fathers, brothers, and uncles. Therefore, for some women, attracting and establishing relationships with professional men can be a difficult challenge. Think about this: How would you know how to relate to so-called "professional men," or just...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Sister Rowe.... How are you? I miss the picture in your avatar of the woman in ceremonial dress and makeup... she was beautiful.... Dear Sister.... I used to be a philosohpy major and English major... If I wanted to pick apart his argument.... I could.... But I sensed pain in his question.... a yearining and confusion.... I decided not to intellectually debate him.... but to offer comfort in understanding.... I simply wanted him to know that his experiences have reasons.... and there are...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
Good topic detroit1 - Don't let a few haughty, bulldog responses discourage you. Of all places, Black men and women should be able to honestly discuss the phenomena around them at AA.org, especially when it pertains to Black folk. Instead of sweeping things under the rug & denying they happen, we need more honest answers like virtue's. We may not always like the answers, but ultimately we appreciate them. If anything, detroit1 is asking the sisters here to talk to other sisters, since no...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Sandye ·
Perhaps it is a matter of maturity. Some younger brothers and sisters are still attempting to navigate through this maze we call life. As experience is without question the best teacher, many people tend to "get it together" when their priorities are set, their goals are established and they begin to incorporate life's lessons into their thought processes and take deliberate steps to establish their goals, priorities, and futures. This applies not only to relationships, but to life in...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
Beautiful post!
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
I've got ta get faster at posting sh!t when I first find it. Someone posted an article on Fox News' website about Bush's support of the UAE deal. Linked to the story was a "Related Stor[y]" captioned "Bin Laden May have UAE Ties." The article talked about UAE being owned by the Dubai Government, one of 3 world governments that recognized the Taliban rule of Afghanastan and OBL's connection to the Taliban as well as his personal connection to the Dubai ruling family. Shortly after the post,...
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
Just another thought here. I know that some of the members on our board are in the Houston area and will be attending the symposium. Please we need a full report on what C-Span didn't cover today. I am a fan of Tavis since his BET days. I just finished watching the majority of the C-Span coverage of this event and I have so much to say regarding the program. However, I'll wait until we have a full board to discuss.
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Re: State of Black America hosted by Tavis on CSPAN now..

Yemaya ·
EbonyRose, now that you've brought this up, it did have more participants than the one in Atlanta. Unfortunately for the people who had to speak after Min. Farrakhan, it did seem like the audience and the spirit left after he did. What I didn't like was that they were, except Harry Belafonte, disagreeing with him when he wasn't there to defend himself. Another thing that I did like was the fact that he did bring up the spiritual side of the issue, when the two other ministers on the panel...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

folobatuyi ·
Sandye, you are way too modest but that what I love about you...the post is awesome!
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
I'm well versed on matters of nutrition & fitness. If eating a vegan diet makes you feel better about yourself, great. Perhaps we'll discuss the pros & cons another time. If I break out the Pubmed studies, you're going to be in trouble! The point I'm trying to make clear for you is that everything you've named is simply preference. It in no way ensures a better caliber of dating experience or more character in a person. There are quite a few statements you present as fact that I have...
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Oshun Auset ·
Rowe, I get the feeling that I may have not responded to a thread that you were trying to have a discussion on. If so, and you were looking for some response from me, I apologize. But not only do I have a compressed work schedule, but I am in 3 political organizations, and going through a 90 day orientation in one of them, as well as practicing with my egbe, so my time is VERY short. So for now, I 'dump'. When I have time, I discuss what I find most interesting. If the discussion(s) doesn't...
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Re: What is Egungun

Johnny Destiny ·
Empty Purnata, These ad hominem responses will simply not do! What's the matter, you don't like being the Master, but am content with being a slave? Buy the Book, The Philosophy of Olodumare and Shango read it, and then we'll discuss it some more! And, incidently, I am as BLACK as the ace of spades! I am a Black philosopher!
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
oshun, You mean George James' 1954 book that says that Aristotle took from the library at Alexandria philosophical works that he copied and claimed as his own? That George James? Would it make any difference to know that the city of Alexandria was a Greek city (there is that name, you know) founded after Alexander's conquest of Egypt? That Alexander was a student of Aristotle, and therefore Aristotle was older than he was--older enough that he died thirty years before the library was...
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

EbonyRose ·
This is very interesting because I just read a news article last night that told of 4 towns in Vermont where the people got together to discuss issues important to their townships and all 4 voted to demand that their congressional representative put forth a recommendation to have Bush impeached for the false statements that have sent our military into Iraq. And apparently, if these Reps don't do it, they have threatened to vote in somebody who will! Looks like the hot seat is warming up!!
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Re: CARNIVAL IS THE ANCIENT 'AFRICAN-KHEMET NEW YEAR"

Melesi ·
Come, Oshun, you can do better than that. Your response was like the description some years back of those who, when accused of killing three men and a dog, would triumphantly produce the dog alive. As you well know, Alexandria was built near an old fishing village called Rhakotis, a nondescript place with nothing to recommend it. Alexandria eventually grew to cover it, but Alexandria was built there, not because there was anything about the village worth preserving or imitating, but because...
 
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