19 I wonder. . .

Is the homeowner responsible (via their homeowners insurance) if they, knowingly, allow a drug dealer to live in their house, and, as a result of a drive by, an innocent person is murdered (Hey, what can I tell ya, Los Angeles is notorious for drive bys and, in this instance, the shooters were trying to get the drug dealer).

Personally, I think the homeowner SHOULD BE held responsible to some extent (that would be too much like 'right'). . .

because they didn't warn visitors of possible shootings, or the risk involved...their house had been shot up before (because of the drug dealer) and people visting their home should've been made aware of this, imo.

Anyway. . .

Life is rough for a young black man 'visiting,' even for a little while. . .in the city.
Ma'at Hotep Family,

MAY GOD, THE CREATOR, BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. Being a home owner I, personally, believe that if a home owner knowingly allows a drug dealer, especially if the drug dealer is a 'known' drug dealer, the owner should be held responsible for any and all drug dealings that occur in and around their property. Home owners insurance only goes so far. I live in metropolitan Chicago and the drive by shootings have disapated a bit however we've had no less than sixteen (16) high school students murderded: a few around a school but most by street shootings. Some were due to so-called gang violence but none because of domestic situations. Again should an apartment building owner allows a drug dealer to live in an apartment or drug activities to flurish in and around their property, then they alone should be held responsible for any and all criminal related situations. Some owners knowingly allow drug dealers to rent an apartment because this is a way of insuring their rent is paid or should be paid. Then you have situations where a family depends on drug money to subside on. Drugs are a menace to the peace and security of our neighborhoods and I, for one, call the police whenever I see a drug situation occur in my neighborhood. I'm not for putting Afrikan Black folk in jail because the incarceration rate for Afrikan Black men in amerikkka is one (1) in fifteen (15) meaning the birth rate for Black folk in amerikkka is in jeporady of deminishing our growth as a race. Our young brothers and sisters need to understand that the selling of drugs in our neighborhoods must be stopped and the consequences, if and when they get caught, for selling them must be understood. White folk get a slap on the wrist or community services for selling the most potent of designer drugs available while Black folk get 'real and long' time for selling a little weed and especially crack cocaine. It's enough to make a negro turn Black. Hotep.

Olu Olufemi Chike
Intellectualism is the bane of militancy. I wonder if the hypothetical black utopia includes blacks who are ideologically moderate? Lord knows that conservative thinking is the poison of civilization, but I wonder if moderates will get an ideological waiver?

How will extremist advocates of black utopia (aka pan-africanist, black nationalist) approach the concept of scarcity?

Is everyone going to be programmed to put the common good over self-preservation? Will the people, who have millenia of experience in seeing how the "common good" has ignored their self-preservation, be truly able to have FAITH in a socialist system?

Have socialist gone beyond rhetoric that scratches the surface of erasing social injustice? We speak alot about proportionality. Will we be proportionally educated? Does that education take in ABILITY? Will we be proportionally locked up? Or will the working definition of CRIMINAL be altered? Will the black utopia have a national defense, or are we expected to never go to war?

Will we be relegated to being just another black country/civilization, that died in the desert, with no enemies... other than nature, and no history... other than speculation?


Will socialism erase social injustice?
Why do we fight so hard to make simple concepts like PEACE and FREEDOM, so obscure?

You want to get an extremist to STFU...

You ask them "AND THEN WHAT?"

Duh... Duh... Duh... Peace on Earth?

Hey stupid, YOU already have PEACE. APPRECIATE IT!!!

When was the last time you dodged an rpg on your way to work? When was the last time your floor collapsed under you because of a bombing? When was the last time you were locked up for your EXTREMIST views?

Those who DON'T have peace, probably infringed upon the WRONG nations peace... It's like people who want to suck the joy and happiness out of others just because THEIR not happy.

Well I hope they will be satisfied with the military ATTENTION.
YES! YES! YES!

KU won the Final Four!!!! "Go Kansas; it's ya birthday! Go Kansas; it's ya birthday!"

That game was so FUNNY Yesterday!!!

Turnovers, fouls, traveling, howls!

But I LOVED ol' boy's response to UCLA when Memphis beat them the other day: "Well we knew coming into this that we was gonna beat ya'll! We KNEW we was gonna win the game!"

But he looked so dejected when they ummm....LOST....yesterday!!!!

hehehehe....

"Wisdom Is A Woman Who Loves BasketBall!"
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Originally posted by Raptor:
When will someone come out with a predator vs. terminator(s) movie?

Not using those 'upgraded' terminators' in t2 or t3.

Just good ole'fashion muscle-bound androids.


...Or how'bout predator vs. that monster on 'jeepers creepers'?
Sorry people.
Some of you know that my wife and I had a miscarriage two years about and had been trying to get pregnant again.

Well, we found out that she was pregnant about three months ago. We were keeping it close to the vest until we made it through the first trimester. That is not going to happen. After rushing her to the hospital early Monday morning, we got the bad news that she had lost the baby.

I wrote the above after just coming back from the doctor with her today. We both had tears in our eyes sitting in the waiting room, and some middle age Nigerian woman was looking at us with a big grin on her face and then said "things can't be that bad, why were we looking so sad when God is so good." She did not know us from Adam, nor what we were going through.
Awww .. I'm sorry too, Kresge. hug I know you two have been trying.

And while the woman obviously failed miserably at it, she was probably only trying to help and make you feel better.

I do believe that it is a blessing that you and your wife have each other to help each other through such an extremely difficult time. Smile
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Originally posted by kresge:
Sorry people.
Some of you know that my wife and I had a miscarriage two years about and had been trying to get pregnant again.

Well, we found out that she was pregnant about three months ago. We were keeping it close to the vest until we made it through the first trimester. That is not going to happen. After rushing her to the hospital early Monday morning, we got the bad news that she had lost the baby.

I wrote the above after just coming back from the doctor with her today. We both had tears in our eyes sitting in the waiting room, and some middle age Nigerian woman was looking at us with a big grin on her face and then said "things can't be that bad, why were we looking so sad when God is so good." She did not know us from Adam, nor what we were going through.




You never know what someone is going through... I was not aware that you and your wife were working so hard to try and achieve something so beautiful...

I can not begin to fathom the pain from the loss of such a thing...

I'm so sorry to hear of it...

I really do wish you both strength and whatever amount of peace can be had, as you endure...
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Originally posted by Khalliqa:
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Originally posted by kresge:
Sorry people.
Some of you know that my wife and I had a miscarriage two years about and had been trying to get pregnant again.

Well, we found out that she was pregnant about three months ago. We were keeping it close to the vest until we made it through the first trimester. That is not going to happen. After rushing her to the hospital early Monday morning, we got the bad news that she had lost the baby.

I wrote the above after just coming back from the doctor with her today. We both had tears in our eyes sitting in the waiting room, and some middle age Nigerian woman was looking at us with a big grin on her face and then said "things can't be that bad, why were we looking so sad when God is so good." She did not know us from Adam, nor what we were going through.




You never know what someone is going through... I was not aware that you and your wife were working so hard to try and achieve something so beautiful...

I can not begin to fathom the pain from the loss of such a thing...

I'm so sorry to hear of it...

I really do wish you both strength and whatever amount of peace can be had, as you endure...


yeah Kresge, I'm so sorry to hear about you and your wife's loss and struggle.
I was about to engage in another rant, but shall refrain. Thanks for the sentiments. They are much appreciated. Basically my emotions are a pendulum swinging between rage and despair. Well, I should be equipped to handle this as one who studies theodicy. On that note.... Leibniz (Mr. "best of all possible worlds") was an idiot Roll Eyes
"What can wash away your sins? Only the blood of Jesus."

This was a bumper stick I read on the way to work this morning. It was on the back of a car that eventually tried to kill me ... twice! Eek Once by changing lanes into space that wasn't hardly big enough for a car to fit into .. and again when, after picking up speed, he suddenly put on his breaks, for what could only be deemed as 'no reason at all'. Roll Eyes

But, to avoid the urge to jump out my car and bash in the head of that nice Asian man and his female passenger, I started joking in my head that I might ask Kresge to get me a bottle of that ... 'cause I could probably use a 'sin cleanse' after 40 years .. with maybe another 40 or so to go! Eek Big Grin

But, before I could reach a lightened mood .. the phone of the Black man now in front of me rang. And seeing as how he was obviously not mentally endowed with the ability to talk and drive at the same time ... he commenced to hitting his brakes at 2-second intervals until he was driving at about 20 - maybe 15 mph down Main Street. bang

When I tell you the things I said about that man were probably sins in and of themselves. giveup

I hate driving among Houstonians. And I think my coming here was already some kind of divine retribution for things I must have done before I got here. And for as long as Ihave to drive into Downtown Houston, I'm going to accumulate more and more sins everyday. sck
He has Joseph Campbell's Power of Myth and Zeitgeist on his Ipod, was in the NOI for 9 years, then joined the Malcolm X Grassroots movement and likes to read about African spirituality... loves reggae and Star Wars... his favorite food is biryani... and to top it all off he's FINE! Is this man for real? Someone pinch me...
I'm really nervous right now, kind of a little scared and excited all rolled into one. About a month ago my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby ( Eek). I'm nervous because I've been thinking too much again. I'm thinking about school, our life, my job, his job, our condo, our family, our life plan, just everything all at once and I'm getting freaked out. Not to mention the fact that there are so many things that can go wrong like ectopic pregnancy, my mom had one before me (they told her she had a 99.9% chance of never having anymore kids and within four years she had me and my little brotherSmile) I want to know if that's hereditary or not. See stuff like that scares me; I want to ask my Dr. but I always forget. Then I think about school. Do I take time off? Do I cram a bunch of courses and graduate earlier? I just think so much and I get nervous. Like now, I'm supposed to be sleep, but I'm thinking about where will the baby go. We own a two-bedroom condo, sure we could turn the office back into a room, but I always pictured something different. So then do we sell the condo and move into my old house or do we keep the condo and lease it or whatever? I'm not sure what we should do as far as that is concerned. The only thing that makes me feel at ease sometimes is how excited my husband gets when he talks about us having a baby. I know that would make him happy and I want that, but I'm just really nervous about everything.
fro @tru2urself16....having children is a BIG deal. And...it will CHANGE your life forever. If you are concern regarding ectopic pregnancy...find a good DOCTOR...and have him take a look at your reproduction system. I'm not sure if ectopic pregnancy is hereditary....although they told my sista friend the same thang a thousand years ago and she is currently the MOTHER of seven children. But! You want to protect your health....so make sure you are physically capable of carrying a child. However, you are very young....and the chances of your inheriting your mom's projection from her doctor....well doctors are STILL practicing ...they have NOT mastered the human body...especially the female body. So I'm quite positive you have NOTHING to worry about. Please note...that pregnancy is very sensitive step in a woman's life...READ everything you can get your hands on...and informed MOM is an awesome MOM. And most importantly, RELAX.....if having a baby was THAT tramatic...BELIEVE me, there would be NO people! It is a beautiful extension to the next level of womanhood....you'll be fine. I promiseBig Grin Also you can STILL go to school, work and persue[sp] your DREAMS....children just make it all the better. I have a couple of books on what to expect when expecting a baby...I'll look for them and give you the names so that you can put them in your home library and review at any time. BTW: thankyou for my birthday greetinghug I've been so distracted with math...I forgot to tell you. fro
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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
fro @tru2urself16....having children is a BIG deal. And...it will CHANGE your life forever. If you are concern regarding ectopic pregnancy...find a good DOCTOR...and have him take a look at your reproduction system. I'm not sure if ectopic pregnancy is hereditary....although they told my sista friend the same thang a thousand years ago and she is currently the MOTHER of seven children. But! You want to protect your health....so make sure you are physically capable of carrying a child. However, you are very young....and the chances of your inheriting your mom's projection from her doctor....well doctors are STILL practicing ...they have NOT mastered the human body...especially the female body. So I'm quite positive you have NOTHING to worry about. Please note...that pregnancy is very sensitive step in a woman's life...READ everything you can get your hands on...and informed MOM is an awesome MOM. And most importantly, RELAX.....if having a baby was THAT tramatic...BELIEVE me, there would be NO people! It is a beautiful extension to the next level of womanhood....you'll be fine. I promiseBig Grin Also you can STILL go to school, work and persue[sp] your DREAMS....children just make it all the better. I have a couple of books on what to expect when expecting a baby...I'll look for them and give you the names so that you can put them in your home library and review at any time. BTW: thankyou for my birthday greetinghug I've been so distracted with math...I forgot to tell you. fro


Thanks, and you are very welcome for the birthday wish. I finally talked to my mom about my issues and she talked some sense into me. Everything you said is almost parallel to what she said. I'm still nervous, but my mom assures me that when I get pregnant and the first time the baby kicks every doubt will just fly away. If you could get the names of those books that would be tremendous because I want to know everything so I can to be prepared. Again thank you Smile
fro Here goes. This is the pregnancy bible: "What to Expect When You're Expecting" 3rd edition, authors Heidi Murdoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway,[there is a fourth edition of this book];.."What to Expect the First Year," author Heidi Murdoff; "Eating Well When You're Expecting," authors Heidi Murdoff and Sharon Mazel; "The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: The Ultimate Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between," author Ann Douglass. And let's not forget daddy...."The Expectant Father," author Armin A. Brott and, "My Sons can Swim: A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy," author Ian Davis. Good luck! Ooops, I almost forgot...this last book I'm referring is an academic book most preschool teachers use for young children....I think it would be GOOD for you to read/study as well. It's called "Experience in Movement-Birth to Age 8," author Rae Pica. A very good book for young children. I use it a lot in my programs to introduce little ones to music[with movement]. fro
Wow, this is too weird. I have tan lines on my face. I got rid of the beard (kept a goatee -- just trying something different)... only to find that the skin under where the beard was is wayyy lighter than the rest of my face. On each side, I have a beard-shaped band of lighter color. Remember the football player, Too Tall Jones? Well, I'm Two Tone Vox.

I haven't been anywhere, and I don't spend a lot of time in the sun. I guess it just accumulates over time. I look like one of Batman's arch-enemies or something.
lol
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Originally posted by Vox:
Wow, this is too weird. I have tan lines on my face. I got rid of the beard (kept a goatee -- just trying something different)... only to find that the skin under where the beard was is wayyy lighter than the rest of my face. On each side, I have a beard-shaped band of lighter color. Remember the football player, Too Tall Jones? Well, I'm Two Tone Vox.

I haven't been anywhere, and I don't spend a lot of time in the sun. I guess it just accumulates over time. I look like one of Batman's arch-enemies or something.
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