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Re: Senators insult African Americans

Michael ·
yeah Lofton..just try to get over that "Dymally is an illegal" hurdle...try not to be the type of person that tries to be so proud that they actually end up stupid.....when pride no longer has your best interest in mind, it becomes stupidity....in your case the stubborness you have tried to show on issues has rendered you to village idiot status......now don't believe me....but when one says things they cannot substantiate and stick with it in the face of contradicting facts......they have...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"I was right...you decided to return and showcase your stupidity once again. Kevin is right, Lofton. Give it up man, it only gets worse and you only get more ignorant from here." ....unlikely, more likely though these individuals days are numbered, numbered because they are truly incompetent, treasonous, deceitful beyond belief, and/or un-American. Either way demographic changes, and redistricting will remove this trash from elected office! ************************ Searching for Lessons in...
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Re: Attempt to revive reparations suit dismissed

Michael ·
"Attorneys for the slave descendants say they want to use any damages to create a fund that would be administered under court supervision to help correct problems in the black community." ....more malarkey Yah, right, who are they trying to fool..... .........Other than squander, play games, be deceitful, and treasonous many of these individuals, pertaining to our own Black leaders, attorneys, etc., etc., haven't done much with the resources they have at their disposal.
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Re: Is Bill Cosby right? or Have the Black middle class lost its mind.

Nikcara ·
My mother, bought this book. I picked it up and started to read it. Shall we say that the very people the Michael wants to champion cannot even read the book. I say, with out ego, that I have an extensive lexicon, but even I had to think about the words he was using. IMHO, the problem is that we, as Black people, have a hard time with dealing with classism because it was always used against us. House Slave v. Field Slave, Light v. Brown v. Dark, big lips v. full lips v. thin lips, and my all...
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Re: For the Brothas of AA.org

Sandye ·
Another one ... slow dancing with a Brother is off the chain. Moving together as one unit and dancing slowly, deliberately, and losing yourselves in the rhythm is an extremely pleasurable and intimate experience. You know it's good when the music stops and the dance continues. The way a Brother holds a Sister while dancing is ... can't find the words to describe how good that feels. Guess I have to cop a phrase from Alicia ... "And it feels like OooOoOoOoOooOooOooo!"
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Re: For the Brothas of AA.org

HonestBrother ·
... ... May I have this dance? ... Close your eyes...
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Re: Morality without religion.

Black Viking ·
Natural Law includes both promise and threat. For example... the Law of Natural Selection dictates that the strongest, healthiest, and most adaptable of a species will survive and breed (promise). The weak, sick, and unchanging will be culled from the herd (threat). By observation, implementation, and generational learning. I don't think "serve" is the correct word. All species that live in groups work as a cohesive unit. There only a very few rare exceptions (such as a pride of lions) that...
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Re: Morality without religion.

Kai ·
Peace.... Very thought provoking reply. Humanity is unique in that we have the Free Will to move outside of Nature and her laws. Where the animal world exists by biological programming, the human world exist by it's own biological directives accompanied by the supervening quality of self consciousness, and Will. You do not have to convince an animal to act in accordance to it's nature...However, human beings require convincing. We have a choice, and while I agree that there are natural...
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Re: African Immigrants and the African-American

Dusty Elbow ·
Great a minister. Now I have a questions to propose. Is DOING GOOD the same as DOING WELL? A man of God can certainly tell the difference. You do want to receive God's approval. No problem with this Same here family unit is community based. Businessman and women. Teachers. Doctors. Government employees etc. All are DOING WELL but does that mean they are DOING GOOD. Last time I check MEN still run the COURSE of this SOCIETY (leaders and family) in America. I really wish MEN were ACCEPTING of...
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Re: 20Q with Vox

Vox ·
You know, above the TV in that picture was a stereo shelving unit in my mother's old apartment. That picture was taken some time in 1970, so I would absolutely I would KILL for that photo to be wider, so we could see what ALBUMS she and my aunt had standing on those shelves.
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Re: Do you enjoy living in the City or the Suburbs??

Kweli4Real ·
I don't have all that. I just have a multi-unit sound and movement detector, i.e., two poodles, as an early warning device, .38 Bulldog, a Glock .40 and a 12 gauge with riot load. I'm pretty well set.
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Re: Do you enjoy living in the City or the Suburbs??

FireFly ·
do you really have 2 poodles? Cute! What are their names? If that's not endangering your security system, that is.
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Re: Do you enjoy living in the City or the Suburbs??

Shango67 ·
three 9mm one .45 cal and a crossbow... just in case
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

Rowe ·
I remember watching an interview with Yolanda Adams on television, and when questioned about how her husband feels about her touring and performing all around the country, she responded by saying, "Before I go on any tour, I ask my husband for permission first." After viewing the interview, I got the impression that to Adams being a Christian woman means to seek her husband's approval before she acted on any decision that may affect him and their children. Coming from a household where I...
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

Khalliqa ·
I think its preference and mutual respect for the idea... any idea that you hold... must be agreed to and performed out of respect for one another... I enjoy having the man as the head.... I don't want an equal partner... I desire a man, in the "antiquated" sense... I want to be the neck that guides the head... I like men to be men in the traditional sense.... and this is what I'm used to.... I don't try to interfere with that too much.... but to be the head doesn't mean to be ruler over me...
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Re: THE CONCEPT OF MALE PRIVILEGE

Shango67 ·
Back to the beginning... retrace my steps. Ya think? Okay... looks good so far - could be better. Male Privilege is NOT defined. Maybe we could come to an agreement of what it is. If "sistas" in this case means "Black women" - then how can Black men be expected to discuss this point without making our culture or race part of the issue? What institutions do Black men "control" and where in this society do they have the power to oppress women regardless of race? Moreover, like HB has pointed...
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Re: So why Vin Diesel and not Wesley or Denzel?

XMACHINA ·
Q: Why Vin Diesel? A: BET Networks'newly-minted animation unit will join with Vin Diesel's One Race Productions to produce "Hannibal the Conqueror"... Some actors start their own production companies to allow them to option projects of their choice. This is apparently what's happened here. Not to mention the fact that Diesel's has already put his gravely voice to use on other animated projects: The Iron Giant , and the animated sequel to Pitch Black , The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury .
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Re: So why Vin Diesel and not Wesley or Denzel?

Yemaya ·
I was thinking the same thing that the article does reference this as Vin Diesel's production company partnered with BET. Hey Denzel has a production company also, why didn't he get on board with this? Cos did it in the early 80's when he did animation of Aesop's Fables. I bought the tape for my kids and was pleasantly surprised when it was Cos on the screen. That was historically accurate.
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Re: Black to the future?

umbrarchist ·
I listened to the podcast. it was ineresting but I have some problems with it. At one point he talked about the equation e=mc**2 being reversible. Reality and mathematics don't always correspond that well. I never made a determined search before but this is what I turned up: http://www.hep.princeton.edu/~mcdonald/e144/discover.html A tremendous amount of energy needs to be concentrated to produce an infinitesimal amount of matter. I had never heard if it had ever been accomplished or even if...
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Re: Space Balls: Very Cool!

umbrarchist ·
The pictures started me wondering how many Plutos would fit inside Antares. This got me doing some research and calculation. The diameter of Pluto is 2170 miles AU - Astral Unit = Distance from Earth to Sun 93,000,000 miles * 108 million km - 0.7 AU - Distance between Venus and the Sun * 150 million km - 1.0 AU - Distance between the Earth and the Sun * 228 million km - 1.5 AU - Distance between Mars and the Sun * 290 million km - 1.9 AU - Minimum diameter of Betelgeuse * 480 million km -...
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Re: Allah Created the Universe From Nothing...

Falak ·
Brilliant! Excellent article.
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Re: Exploding the Charter School Myth

urbansun ·
No, not at all. Pragmatic education means equipping them with the necessary skills to function in a capalistic society that now requires one to have access to credit and using banking systems. Also to understand basic economics and entrepreneurialism and how they effect our communities. That way even if they don't go to college, they can function and understand the real world mechanics of being financially successful. If you grew up like me, then you were never educated on credit, business,...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

EbonyRose ·
MBM, What was your impression of the CBC as a whole and especially as a unit designed to represent Black folks and our issues in Congress? The CBC is virtually invisible to/in the media, and we never hear of what they may or may not be doing and saying on our behalf. Their power is limited, but they do wield some every now and again when it comes to Congressional votes and debates. But, from being there and listening to their message and goals, what did you glean for it, as regards them as...
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Re: Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference

MBM ·
The people who I had contact with were impressive - Watt, Conyers, Meek, Kilpatrick, Lewis, etc. I chatted the most with the chair Mel Watt and with John Conyers. Both were quite personable and I had enjoyed my interaction with them. Honestly, as a unit, I really didn't have a chance to assess their effectiveness. The way the conference was set up - it was more about seeing each of them in action about specific isues of interest to them as opposed to seeing the effectiveness of the group...
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Re: How old is too old to go back to school?

msprettygirl ·
what a coincedence i am in social work as well , i just got my Masters in May. Yes i could see how having a legal background could help tremendously. I'm more of a micro person versus macro but i think there is definetely a need for both-a healthy balance of the two in the profession would be nice. I'm just starting out in the field so I am sure at one point I will feel the same way as you do. I do CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy) with adolescents in a middle school now, I've done play...
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Re: Keith Olbermann's commentary on foxnews and clinton interview

Dissident ·
Update: Olbermann death threat powered letter made fun of by Murdoch's NY Post By: John Amato on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 at 11:05 AM - PDT What would the conservative media be saying if Limbaugh was sent a letter like this? The NY Post: "POWDER PUFF SPOOKS KEITH" Keith Olbermann flipped out when he opened his home mail yesterday. The acerbic host of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" was terrified when he opened a suspicious-looking letter with a California postmark and a batch of...
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Re: Iran's Nuclear Aspirations

Kevin41 ·
nuclear war will kill everyone over time...not just people in the close proximity of the strikes...if radiation from a power plant in russia can make it over here through the jet stream, what do people think will happen if you attach a propulsion unit and a means of dispersing warheads over a large area.....there will be fallout all over the world..now some people here like to spout that john wayne azz mentality...but this is not 1950's, technology has changed...and many people do not mind...
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Re: September 29: "Marry Your Baby Daddy" Day

Frenchy ·
I don't understand how we can take issue with unmarried parents and with the same mouth tear people down for marrying the father of their child/children. I think it's great. I think it's important. I think it is a jump off point for repairing the Black family unit. These women and men are willing to take that first step and make a commitment to each other before man and God, to at least give it a shot and try to make it as a family. That's beautiful ! And it should be encouraged. These Black...
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Re: Time to Play the Race Card.

Michael ·
"KATRINA'S AFTERMATH Stranded in New Orleans' Shadow Isolated in the storm's aftermath, the residents of Chalmette banded together for survival. By Ellen Barry, Times Staff Writer September 4, 2005 CHALMETTE, La. "” Chalmette has been cut off from the world for six days. During that time, trapped on the second floor of her house, Mary Smith listened to her neighbors pounding desperately on their roofs, and cried because she could not help them. When night came, she heard the eerie baying of...
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Re: Contractors Get Affirmative Action Exemption

Kweli4Real ·
I just heard a NPR interview about this. The Bush administration official argued that AA has not been suspended. Rather, the requirement that a company have a written affirmative Action plan on file with the fed has been suspended. I don't know, but that seems to be a distinction without a difference to me. How many companies can claim a committment to AA without having it on file with the fed, especially, if they've done business with any governmental unit? Moreover, if the company has any...
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Re: Contractors Get Affirmative Action Exemption

James Wesley Chester ·
---K4R My nostrils flared. I think you have pointed out that this limit will apply to very few, and very small companies. It only such companies that can fit this demographic. This circumstance is likely to fit most minority-owned companies. Federal paperwork is worth one full administration job allocation for every single contract. I think this one is clean. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Cosby Bringing His Issues To Compton

bigddouble ·
Nmag - I'm not too sure about the above statement. I believe the base collective unit is the nuclear family. From there, you build up to larger collective units. Cosby's words target the base collective. If parents reinforce values X, Y, & Z in their households, then your larger collective units begin to reinforce the same values (if all of the base collective units share the same values). I think Cosby wants to reset the core values taught in the African-American nuclear family.
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Re: General Strike on November 2nd- The World Won't Wait -

Pace Tua ·
Isome, Each of the statements you have listed is correct. I am particularly concerned about what the U.S. government is now doing in Columbia. Columbia is now the second largest recipient of U.S. Military Aid, after Iraq. Since Turkey, with the help of the U.S., has largely been successful in destroying the Kurds, the U.S has been able to shift much of the military aid formally given to Turkey to Columbia. I am especially concerned because 45% of the population of Latin America are decedents...
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Fine ·
Sarah and Rachel, huh? That's interesting EP! Christiandom paints the picture of a dysfunctional family unit, but I know this is not the case. The fact that the European Think Tank made a great science of whitewashing the truth is proof enough that getting to the DNA of this famous family is priority #1. Fine
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Empty Purnata ·
Of course not. Jesus came from a very loving and normal family (aside from the legend that he was born of a Virgin). I think there are alot of facts about Christianity that were shut out very early on by the powers that be that wanted to obscure certain things in Jesus' teachings that meant an end for their power structure. Personally, I believe that the Romans and the early Catholic Chruch purposely chose certain books over others to be included in the Bible, and had others thrown out...
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Re: Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Michael ·
"Yes, please do. As a Los Angeles native, I happen to know that it is never reported that satistically, many of the gang-related deaths in L.A. are done by and suffered by the ruthless Hispanic gangs that have taken over where the truce between Bloods and the Crips after the '92 riots left off." by EbonyRose .....Truce..... ....an end to senseless Black on Black senseless killing, etc., etc.?????? .......you must kidding because in 2005, the bloodshed between Crips, Bloods, Crips and Crips,...
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Re: Jesus Had Brothers and Sisters

Fine ·
Empty Purnata --I too enjoy the Nag Hammadi and the Gnostic Readings. Fine
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Re: Tax Policy and the Black Community

James Wesley Chester ·
Total Uninformed Estimated Cost: $80 billion. Annually. The one-time cost, capital investment, for New Orleans (alone) is $200 billion. It is proper to call this an investment. It is. The UEC would equally be an investment. I would additionally invite anyone (financial types) who is familiar with methods to make this estimate more realistic to do so. MBM, I really like this. I was thinking of the daunting task of developing an across-the-board platform necessary for a national candidate to...
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Re: Tax Policy and the Black Community

Sandye ·
I ponder our taxation system and the unfairness thereof on a regular basis. I watch with eager anticipation each time a new group of "experts" get together to discuss tax reform. The system is so complex as it stands that no one person can say that they truly understand it and changing it is a phenomenal undertaking. One thing that I do know, however, is that far too few taxpayers are aware of the deductions for which they may already qualify and that may have been overlooked for years for...
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Re: Time For Action?!?!?!?

Michael ·
Welcome NFarious, You don't have to twist my arm to make me a believer. Sleaze, criminal activity, treason, etc., is very much alive in the Black community. Eventually though, this disgraceful activity catches up with the perpetrators. It is all the more pleasing in the event an individual or group of individuals have the backbone, and factual evidence to blow the whistle on such an individual, or group of conspiring individuals, which is indeed a sure way to put them all out of business.
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Re: 2000 FACES

Pace Tua ·
I'm going to try to be nice. It will be hard, but here goes. You are so brainless, CF, that I can no longer take you seriously. Everything you say is either factually incorrect, historically inaccurate, economic nonsense, or simplistic garbage. I thought you said you are a college graduate. How can that be? You can't even write a clear, coherent, unified paragraph expressing a single unit of thought. You're intellectually lazy and dishonest. You don't even bother to check the validity of...
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Re: Roaches. Help!

Sandye ·
I don't have any idea if you are in an apartment building, duplex, or other structure, but I would contact my landlord or management company ASAP and request that the entire building be done at the same time. Roaches are extremely resilient and will "lay low" as Dusty suggested. Keeping a rental unit pest free is the obligation of the landlord/managment company.
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Re: Journal of Blacks in Higher Education- Dec 1, 2005

Kweli4Real ·
[quote]SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SQUIRMING UNDER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ATTACK ON MINORITY SET-ASIDES Two weeks ago JBHE reported that officials at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice were preparing to sue Southern Illinois University on account of the institution's graduate fellowship programs that were set aside for blacks and other minorities ...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MAJOR BACKTRACKING BY THE BUSH...
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Re: Give it 25 years Africa will be gone.

Dusty Elbow ·
AU warns of danger of decimating Africa Africa would be decimated in 25 years unless it managed to achieve solidarity and put forward a common agenda, African Union commission chairman Alpha Konare warned on Thursday. Addressing the Pan African Parliament in Johannesburg, he said, "If things do not change, the situation will be hopeless and in 25 years to come, we will see the wiping out of our continent." He continued: "If there is no solidarity... this continent will burn. If we don't take...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

thayfen ·
But the info IS there. The option is there, in book stores, libraries and User's Groups! ...I started in IT because, as a writer, the DOS box I used (Remember Word Star?) got upgraded to Win 3.1--I was in the field, so I ended up administering my unit. This meant a lot of reading on my own. Also; as my way of giving back, I established a network of nerds in the Detroit area, and when ever a business upgraded their PCs I'd pile them into my brother's van. The idea was to take the hardware,...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Thayfen, what kind of writing are you engaging in? If you have any publishing, let us know all about it. Are you into the network administration side? And do you do shell? My background is programming, and I have been out of the IT industry for at least 6 years as a choice and it has been for the better, not because of the speed and competition but to toss aside being mechanically oriented. My friends in the field are having doubt about this career and I am glad I left on good terms with...
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Re: Which way to go? African universities ask...

Dusty Elbow ·
South African government and business cant make up their minds to help all the youths who go through the system supposedly designed to build the country. Focus on science and engineering then when you finish up the watermark is shifted higher to play a game more commonly called 'TRIAGE'.
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Re: IMPEACHMENT

MBM ·
Is lying about the reason for a war an impeachable offense? By John W. Dean FindLaw Columnist Special to CNN.com (FindLaw) --President George W. Bush has got a very serious problem. Before asking Congress for a joint resolution authorizing the use of U.S. military forces in Iraq, he made a number of unequivocal statements about the reason the United States needed to pursue the most radical actions any nation can undertake -- acts of war against another nation. Now it is clear that many of...
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Re: Why Is So Much of Africa Poor and Underdeveloped?

Michael ·
"Yeah, there is that and a willful ignorance, perhaps born of unquestioning belief in mainstream Western sources of information." ..and just like the inept Black leadership within the U.S., Black Africa has its own issues of inept Black leadership, to which much of the western sources of information are again quite valid, in that.... "....... carry luggage for whites and get referred to as BUCKO ......oh mammy...the happy days are here again....... oh maaammy .............." by Kevin41...
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Re: Trapping a Man

Sandye ·
"Trapping a man" is an antiquated notion stemming from the days when unwed mothers and their offspring were ostracized by their friends, some family, the church, and were isolated and alone. The "honorable" thing to do if a man impregnated a woman was to "make an honest woman out of her" by marrying her. It used to work very well, but now there is little stigma in being a single mother and even less in being an uninvolved father. Women do actually use that tactic and I, like Ebony Rose, am...
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