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Thank you! I'm glad you found this site too. It's nice to be able to talk to other like-minded, progressive BLACK people out ther in the sea of ignornce shrouding America.



**No problem......but yeah.....i never thought after all I have done...that I would have to seek out black people who do not have afflicted azz thinking so I can normalize my own damn self from a baseline of comparison...but from what I have seen and experienced.....only a very few of us think like house negroes, many of us are just plain uninformed, not stupid or nothing....just unaware of what is available to us in terms of information and how to apply it in a way that improves our social conditions. It is up to the black progressive core to assist others in getting and applying that information....and at the same time squash the unalikes and their detrimental thought and political actions.....we are a resilient people and I think we'll make it down the road and continuously improve our awareness and approach to suceeding in this dump of a country without compromising our values and our dignity.....and after that...my mind is not on too much of schit......but trying to learn something scientific....maintain my health...and keep heat up off my azz (safety)..........That is the good thing about maturing in the head.....if ya do so in a progressive continuous mannner...less shit becomes important to you and you are less impacted by fools....because you know how to draw that line of separation in the sand earlier and earlier when you seem em coming or even when reading the shit they say in here.....
...the same or similar response, the response being.....

...........no need to. Illegal immigrant no good serving foreign interests at the expense of the citizens of Compton, South Central Los Angeles Congressman Merv Dymally is not worthy of the respect due an elected representative. The same can be said for no good in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Brentwood Burke, caught with his pants down while having lewd sex with a prostitute in a government owned vehicle California State Assemblyman Kevin Murray, no good serving her family at the expense of the taxpayer's Kerosene Waters, the Yellow Journal in the Los Angeles Sentinel that couldn't publish factual evidence about the truly law abiding if the information was given to them verbatim, etc., etc.

Respect is earned. Unlike a Kevin41, an Empty Purnata, etc., etc., who are not a part of this constituency,., I have the right to condemn, because:

A. I'm a law abiding, voting, and taxpaying constituent of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2nd County District, and/or the State of California.

B. Elected officials are public servants sworn under oath to uphold the law.

C. These individuals have used false pretenses to hold elected office, and/or deception to derive financial gain at the expense of taxpayers.

D. They have each trashed or ignored legitimate petitions for redress from their constituency, which is the height of incompetence on the part of any elected official, which means they are not worthy of anything less than a derogatory adjective that precedes Congress person, Assemblyperson, County Supervisor, etc., etc. Basically known despots are not worthy of respect in any regard.

E. The Los Angeles Sentinel has yet to retract falsehoods, apologize, and/or set the record straight as it applies to publishing known falsehoods about members of the Black community.

Last but not least, again, I only give credit where it is due, to which none of these individuals are worthy of my respect.

Respect must be earned.

This would be especially the case in the relationship between a public servant and his or her constituency!

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton

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Reads very clear to me. Since by and large the so-called Black middle class tend to make heroes out of misfits, eventually demographic shifts will rid this area of these misfits.

Since Kevin41 is not a constituent, his views in this instance have no bearing on the situation, the situation being.....

...It is crystal clear to more than just a few individuals as to what point is being made here....

...the same or similar response, the response being.....

...........no need to. Illegal immigrant no good serving foreign interests at the expense of the citizens of Compton, South Central Los Angeles Congressman Merv Dymally is not worthy of the respect due an elected representative. The same can be said for no good in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Brentwood Burke, caught with his pants down while having lewd sex with a prostitute in a government owned vehicle California State Assemblyman Kevin Murray, no good serving her family at the expense of the taxpayer's Kerosene Waters, the Yellow Journal in the Los Angeles Sentinel that couldn't publish factual evidence about the truly law abiding if the information was given to them verbatim, etc., etc.

Respect is earned. Unlike a Kevin41, an Empty Purnata, etc., etc., who are not a part of this constituency,., I have the right to condemn, because:

A. I'm a law abiding, voting, and taxpaying constituent of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2nd County District, and/or the State of California.

B. Elected officials are public servants sworn under oath to uphold the law.

C. These individuals have used false pretenses to hold elected office, and/or deception to derive financial gain at the expense of taxpayers.

D. They have each trashed or ignored legitimate petitions for redress from their constituency, which is the height of incompetence on the part of any elected official, which means they are not worthy of anything less than a derogatory adjective that precedes Congressperson, Assemblyperson, County Supervisor, etc., etc. Basically known despots are not worthy of respect in any regard.

E. The Los Angeles Sentinel has yet to retract falsehoods, apologize, and/or set the record straight as it applies to publishing known falsehoods about members of the Black community.

Last but not least, again, I only give credit where it is due, to which none of these individuals are worthy of my respect. Respect must be earned.
This would be especially the case in the relationship between a public servant and his or her constituency!

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton

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Originally posted by Kevin41:
EP....when someone continues to provide wrong information, does that make it turn correct? I don't think so....I wonder if that cat really thinks he can turn a lie into the truth by repeating it over and over....?


He must have taken some notes from Adolph Hitler's playbook. Tell a lie often enough and loud enough, and it becomes truth in the mind of the conforming masses (and yes, I said "mind" of the conforming masses in the singular on purpose, I intentionally left out the "s" to convey a point about the mentality of our soceity).
City of Los Angeles....an Affirmative Action Employer...which is a good thing.


VI. ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ON TARGET GROUPS

It is also important to know whether affirmative action has improved the employment status of women and minorities. Research on the issue of target group attainment has revolved around three categories of outcomes: (a) employment rates, (b) income attainment, and (c) promotion rates and occupational attainment.

A. Employment of Women and Minorities in Organizations

Several studies have examined how employment has varied as a function of affirmative action policies. Leonard (1990), in a review of the economic literature, concluded that affirmative action increased the proportion of Black males in federal contractor firms in the early 1970s, although this was frequently limited to nonskilled occupations (e.g., Beller, 1978; Burstein, 1978; Goldstein & Smith, 1976; Heckman & Wolpin, 1976). Results for Black females and White females are less consistent in showing gains (e.g., Goldstein & Smith, 1976; Heckman & Wolpin, 1976). However, between 1974 and 1980, Black male and female employment increased significantly faster in organizations that were growing and in federal contractors than in other establishments (see further Leonard, 1984a, 1984b, 1984c).

In an analysis of EEO­1 compliance reports, Smith and Welch (1984) demonstrated a shift in Black employment from noncontractor to contractor firms during the years from 1966­1970. They also concluded that Black males were three times as likely to report they were managers or professionals in 1980 than in 1966; women and Black females were twice as likely to do so. Likewise, Osterman (1982) concluded that women employed in industries that received greater attention from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance and had higher rates of federal purchases had lower quit rates than women not employed in these industries. Warner and Steel (1989) reviewed data from over 280 municipal police departments and concluded that departments with a stronger commitment to hiring women had greater utilization rates of women in policing jobs, although this difference was sometimes dampened in times of budgetary stress.

More recently, Uri and Mixon (1991), in an analysis of male and female employment data from 1947 to 1988, demonstrated that women aged 20­54 had more stable employment from 1965­1980, although they lost some of these gains during 1981­1988. Men showed the opposite effect. Uri and Mixon also suggested that affirmative action programs increased women's share of projected employment while decreasing that of men. Other researchers suggest that the magnitude of these latter changes may be quite limited (for reviews see Clayton & Crosby, 1992; Johnson, 1990; and Leonard, 1989).

Research using more focused samples also suggests some effects of affirmative action policies on employment outcomes. Konrad and Linnehan (1995a), using a sample of 138 firms in a major metropolitan area, demonstrated that human resource management policies that took protected category status into account were positively associated with the percentage of people of color in the firm's management and the rank of the highest woman in the firm. However, these policies were not significantly associated with the percentage of women employed by the firm, the percentage of women in management, the percentage of people of color employed by the firm, or the rank of people of color. Konrad and Linnehan also found that human resource management policies that did not take protected category status into account were not associated with any of their measures. In contrast, government contractor status was positively associated with the percentage of women employed and the percentage of women in management. Further, firms which were subjected to compliance reviews had lower percentages of female employees and female managers than did firms which were not subjected to compliance reviews.

B. Income Attainment

Examinations of income attainment by women and minorities before and after the enactment of civil rights legislation has yielded somewhat inconsistent results. Burstein (1978) suggested that salaries of non-Whites were positively affected by affirmative action legislation. Smith and Welch (1984) reported substantial wage gains for Black men and women during 1967­1981 but suggested that most wages gains came prior to 1974. Son, Model, and Fisher (1989) found that the income gap between Blacks and Whites increased during the years between 1974 and 1981. This finding was moderated by educational attainment. Blacks with a high school education or less earned less than their White counterparts. However, young Black college graduates narrowed the income gap such that their income was quite similar to that of college educated Whites. In contrast, Crosby, Allen, and Opotow (1992) concluded that affirmative action legislation has not contributed to widening the income gap between middle and lower class Blacks. Leonard (1990) suggested that affirmative action increased the occupational attainment of non-White males and therefore has narrowed the wage gap between Whites and non-Whites.
...wrong tune..


..now this is punishment...

punishment for wrong and foolish actions truly deserved.

..now, I choose not to go this direction, and slim chance exists, where I will be punished for anything that I truly did.......

.....There is nothing that a Kevin41 can do that will ruin me, punish me, ruin my good reputation, etc., etc.


..haven't sustained any losses, be it financial, or otherwise, thus what you have classed as being punishment has been absolutely, positively, no denying it, no mistaking it,....truly painless to me.

Slim chance that a Kevin41, or otherwise can publish anything that sticks that will compromise, defame, and/or ruin my outstanding character!!!

I still hold my assets. I'm walking free. My conscience is clear. I have no criminal record. It has yet to be seen where such a publication will have Michael Lofton as being the subject of infamous activity.

I must admit, success has been good. This being said, keep on dreaming.....

.....Plus, neither a Kevin41, or otherwise have the lawful power and/or legal authority to send a Michael Lofton to any mental instituion.


Be it a Kevin41, Empty Purnata, art gurl, etc., your views, wishes, thoughts, etc., have little relevance, because unlike me, you are not a constituent of this area, thus your contentions are meaningless.

Reads very clear to me. Since clearly these individuals are not constituents of a South Central Los Angeles, Compton, etc., your input has little relevency to the situation, the situation being.....

...It is crystal clear to more than just a few individuals as to what point is being made here....

...the same or similar response, the response being.....

...........no need to. Illegal immigrant no good serving foreign interests at the expense of the citizens of Compton, South Central Los Angeles Congressman Merv Dymally is not worthy of the respect due an elected representative. The same can be said for no good in violation of the Los Angeles County Charter 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor Brentwood Burke, caught with his pants down while having lewd sex with a prostitute in a government owned vehicle California State Assemblyman Kevin Murray, no good serving her family at the expense of the taxpayer's Kerosene Waters, the Yellow Journal in the Los Angeles Sentinel that couldn't publish factual evidence about the truly law abiding if the information was given to them verbatim, etc., etc.

Respect is earned. Unlike a Kevin41, an Empty Purnata, etc., etc., who are not a part of this constituency,., I have the right to condemn, because:

A. I'm a law abiding, voting, and taxpaying constituent of the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles 2nd County District, and/or the State of California.

B. Elected officials are public servants sworn under oath to uphold the law.

C. These individuals have used false pretenses to hold elected office, and/or deception to derive financial gain at the expense of taxpayers.

D. They have each trashed or ignored legitimate petitions for redress from their constituency, which is the height of incompetence of the part of any elected official, which means they are not worthy of anything less than a derogatory adjective that precedes Congress person, Assemblyperson, County Supervisor, etc., etc. Basically known despots are not worthy of respect in any regard.

E. The Los Angeles Sentinel has yet to retract falsehoods, apologize, and/or set the record straight as it applies to publishing known falsehoods about members of the Black community.

Last but not least, again, I only give credit where it is due, to which none of these individuals are worthy of my respect. Respect must be earned.
This would be especially the case in the relationship between a public servant and his or her constituency!

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton

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"Kevin, thanks for trying to help me to not waste time with Lofton. After a bit of review, however, I realized that Lofton isn't even a real person, but one of those annoying ChatterBots that people program just to see if the AI can fool a real person. See my "Lofton is not insane; he's a spambot" thread . In the end, I must admit we all really looked like fools, trying to reason with a computer program. You gotta give credit to stormfront for this one: Of all the trolling those hicks have done, this takes the cake." by UppityNegress

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.....more mindless, useless diatribe, that I'm willing to bet won't add a penny to your income, and/or financial worth....

thus again.....

...and since I strongly believe in the laws of this land, I don't make any attempt to justify criminal, illegal, and/or civil tort activity.

...instead it is better served to seek redress, as opposed to asking the perpetrators why they did it.

......more important than the why, is proving the facts of how that they did it. Last time I checked, more times than not, those individuals formerly and/or presently behind bars, are there because it was proven that they did it, meaning in fact the individual, or group of conspiring individuals, truly committed the crime, and/or civil tort violation.

...on the flip side, meaning in civil court, in any atrocity, where the government, private industry, and/or both, violate the lawful rights of any law abiding citizen or non-citizen, a citizen is more concerned in proving that the government, private industry, or otherwise, violated them, so that they can be compensated, The Rampart Scandal and Killer/Butcher King Hospital being two of many proven instances.

....and in order to be compensated for the serious violations of law, the atrocities of government, the atrocities of private industry, or otherwise, be it the citizen, a group of citizens, a Civil Rights advocate, any so-called Civil Rights Organization, and/or especially your so-called elected representatives must first place value in the laws of this land.

...but since it has been validated that far too often our own elected Black leadership, and that no good Black middleclass who praise them choose to be co-conspirators in the oppression of the innocent, the indigent, the victim(s).....

....the Black community will continue to remain in abject poverty!
"Damn Uppity Negress...I did not think a black person could hate their own THAT much and defend and defer to whites with inhuman consistency....damn, it is a program and I have been had...I am supposed to conduct the social experiments dammit, not be a part of them!!!!!........" by Kevin41

nonsense such as......

Caucasians more so than Black people are reckless killers, have no respect for life, disregard the property rights of others, etc., etc. link to the thread introduced by Empty Purnata

Black on Black, etc., crime

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"No problem Uppity Negress,

One just needs to see the ongoing dialogue from a couple of years worth of archives and see it is an exercise in futility.


****What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day.


** I may not be able to change a fool...but I can sure manage my dammy........" by Kevin41

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vs. the facts, reality, and truth

....same response....

.....to which again, it is your choice, follow in the footsteps of a lying Kevin41, and you can be assured to remain in poverty...

...and since I strongly believe in the laws of this land, I don't make any attempt to justify criminal, illegal, and/or civil tort activity.

...instead it is better served to seek redress, as opposed to asking the perpetrators why they did it.

......more important than the why, is proving the facts of how that they did it. Last time I checked, more times than not, those individuals formerly and/or presently behind bars, are there because it was proven that they did it, meaning in fact the individual, or group of conspiring individuals, truly committed the crime, and/or civil tort violation.

...on the flip side, meaning in civil court, in any atrocity, where the government, private industry, and/or both, violate the lawful rights of any law abiding citizen or non-citizen, a citizen is more concerned in proving that the government, private industry, or otherwise, violated them, so that they can be compensated, The Rampart Scandal and Killer/Butcher King Hospital being two of many proven instances.

....and in order to be compensated for the serious violations of law, the atrocities of government, the atrocities of private industry, or otherwise, be it the citizen, a group of citizens, a Civil Rights advocate, any so-called Civil Rights Organization, and/or especially your so-called elected representatives must first place value in the laws of this land.

...but since it has been validated that far too often our own elected Black leadership, and that no good Black middleclass who praise them choose to be co-conspirators in the oppression of the innocent, the indigent, the victim(s).....

....the Black community will continue to remain in abject poverty!


It is so easy to rebutt the foolishness, lies, and distortions of the reality of it as expressed by Kevin41, Empty Purnata, and/or those of similar expression.
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Originally posted by Kevin41:
Damn Uppity Negress...I did not think a black person could hate their own THAT much and defend and defer to whites with inhuman consistency....damn, it is a program and I have been had...I am supposed to conduct the social experiments dammit, not be a part of them!!!!!........ Big Grin



MikeBot is apparently malfunctioning lately, he's claiming I am the originator of Isome's thread:

http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/7051065163

(He claimed I made this thread)

That mind-frag I posted in the "Michael Lofton is not insane, he's a Spambot" thread must have fragged his algorithims: http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602...011082163#5011082163

lol

LOLZ! We've all been bamboozled! Now that we all know that our precious Mikey is a Spambot, we should keep him around. He'd make an interesting experiment. We can say all sorts of things to trigger different responses from his cache/databank. Kewl!

He must have been a Chatterbot designed by the Vanguard Network or Stormfront. Think about it: a program claiming to be Black, then spouting ultra-hyper-conservative hyperbole and rhetoric, and claiming that Blacks are inherently inferior, at an African-American Forum. I wouldn't be surprised if Mikey is a program designed by the CIA meant to inflitrate MBM's site and destroy it from within. This is probably yet another conspiracy by the Feds to put down Pro-Black Progressive movements in America, by stopping online Pro-Black Progressive forums filling it with in-fighting.

On second thought, I say ban Michael. His programming is probably designed to create so much spam that he will eventually shut down all meaningful conversation and effectively kill this site.

I bet this is a conspiracy by the Feds to do to this site what they did to the Black Panthers and what they did to Kwame Nkrumah's party in Ghana.....
...when life is good, or you are true, you can be as repetitive as you wanna be...

....now on the other hand, there is no gain in being a repetitive loser....

...thus the broken record must continue playing....


"Whatever gets you to sleep at night, buddy. Whatever you say.....

Opinions are like assholes. We all have them, and most of them stink." by Empty Purnata


"Well I'm glad to hear that! Because, I think George Bush is a worthless piece of shit, and guess what? I'll let you in on a secret, my future is lining up quite nicely. I have a very promising career in International Studies in my future, and already have a well-paying internship job with a very good stipend lined up as a work-study summer job. I also plan to have a future in Black Politics or Black Economics to help other of our brothers and sisters come up in the world as I have.

And this is all achieved of this while being a Socialist, and not being Conservative. Your words against me do not change this reality." by Empty Purnata

....same connection, conclusion, opinion, A-hole, etc., etc., the dollars keep rolling, whether I'm sleeping, sharing, helping, working, hating, cruising, wasting, screwing, laughing, crying, gambling, stinking, etc., etc., ....

.....and I'm not under any stress doing it.....

.....life has been good...

..to each his or her own. I, on the other hand have drawn an entirely opposite conclusion, a conclusion based on fact and the reality of it, as opposed to falsehoods, bigotry, hatred, etc.,

...Heck my skin is thick. You can even place me in the picture shaking hands with President Bush. I'll let you in on a secret though, the dollars keep rolling in, and just like President George Bush, the derogatory comments of an Empty Purnata, will not impact either the President's or Michael Lofton's financial status.

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..but facing the truth, the conservatives make for business opportunity, financial growth, etc, which is also of great benefit to Black people who truly want to work, and/or make something of themselves.

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..now instead of keying in on a the Bush Administration, CF, Larry Elder, Thomas Sowell, Michael Lofton.....

....perhaps Empty Purnata, Isome, Kevin41, etc., etc., should do something constructive in the sense of helping the largest segment of the poverty stricken, namely our own Black people to rise above poverty!


....and at one time I too, lived in poverty, was homeless, etc., etc,....

....to which again, I only give credit where it is due, as to who, and/or whom are responsible for Michael Lofton rising from rags to riches.
1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior.

2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot.

3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and distracting and by always being the last post in a thread, tends to hide the post of the person he intends to suppress, kinda like a get-it-lost-in-the-crowd-of-messages approach.


**What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day.
1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior.

2. The inflammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot.

3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and distracting and by always being the last post in a thread, tends to hide the post of the person he intends to suppress, kinda like a get-it-lost-in-the-crowd-of-messages approach.


**What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day. by Kevin41

....and quite naturally when your name and good character are unwarrantedly distorted by others, it is an adult move to have the last word.
"It is an adult move to have the last word..............wow" by Kevin41

....and quite naturally when your name and good character are unwarrantedly distorted by others, it is an adult move to have the last word.

....because if you don't refute, rebut, deny, disprove, speak up......


......speak up as if your last breath depended on it.....

.......then you are in tacit agreement with material that is detrimental to your own good character.


"Shut the hell up Frenchy...if I didn't like gays or was against their agenda i'd be proud to tell your azz just that. If you understand the context of my post, you would see that I said that gays tend to take their agenda and confound the issues that are related to people disconnected from them and their issue(s). You are the example of the kind of person i mentioned that when you say you are not against gays, they make you be someone against them anyway. If I say my stance on an issue is a certain way and say it specifically like I did, how are you able to take something I said in the past, give it the context you want it to have and present it as me contradicting myself? You must be one of those handsome azz pushy women......i'm just f-king with ya...i'm not a narrow minded sexist......but trust me...if i'm against something or do not like something, I do not mince words when letting the world know how I REALLY feel about it.......you will not have to clarify it for me....so yes, just because I want the gays to keep their issues amongst themselves does not mean I am trying to stop them from doing anything...i do not care what they do or if they suceed or fail...got it?" by Kevin41 the notorious professor

....and it has been suggested that I be banned. More likely, let the readers draw their own conclusion as to who truly should be banned.
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I'll save my intellect and efforts for the like-minded progressives in here. The rest of that nonsense is a waste of time...and I'll be damned if I educate myself to become a Dr. and waste my efforts on fools. If they only knew how low they were on the intellectual scale it would scare them.....but that is their life's burden to bear....and based on their mindset..it seems like the things that have happened to them in life were a function of how they operate....because anyone who tries to disavow reality and see things their own way.....will get a harsh slap in the face by life and be forced to change.....and that is what I like...poetic justice and kharma.......
...more likely

...such activity would not be considered B.S. by those victimized by this activity. More likely those who make excuses for our own inept Black elected leadership, those who change the subject matter to compare the senseless killing of Black people by other Blacks to Caucasian criminal activity are full of B.S., crap, nonsense, fallacies, etc.

....as reality would have it, Caucasians are not ending up in the morgue on a daily basis, or losing any hope of competent representation, as a result of this senseless activity.


....or get upset, because just like any other source of publishing, be it the L.A. Times, the Daily News, the New York Times, Michael Lofton, Constructive Feedback, the KKK, Protest Warrior, StormFront, and/or otherwise...

....once any valid subject matter is published, for the perusal of the reader, anyone can circulate the material, publish it, use it as supportive documentation, and it would not matter as to the source, in the event the information is valid.

Those who do not wish to see their name(s) or wrong actions published should have used better judgment in the first place. Had they not committed the act, there would not be any information of this type that could be substantiated and published.


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"Black leaders must address murder rate, Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 01/8/06

BY DEWAYNE WICKHAM

Adistinguished group of black Americans will assemble in Washington next month to put finishing touches on a blueprint for uplifting their race. Called "The Covenant with Black America," this plan is the product of a brain trust of black leaders "” people committed to fixing what's broken in black America.

The 254-page document, a copy of which I obtained in advance of its scheduled late February release, is an action plan to make black people healthier, improve the education of black children, reduce the high black incarceration rate and help black Americans acquire wealth and become economically self-sufficient.

As important as all of this is, it doesn't go far enough.

Somewhere in this document, amid all the talk about what individuals can do to strengthen the race, there should have appeared these words: Thou shall not kill. Anyone who is serious about uplifting the black race ought to have ending the slaughter of black people high on the list of things to do.

According to Tuskegee Institute data, 3,445 black Americans were lynched in this country between 1882 and 1968. As horrific as that Jim Crow "justice" was, it pales compared with the black-on-black carnage now taking place.

Of the 15,365 black people murdered between 2000 and 2004 whose killers are known to law enforcement officials, 14,025 of them were killed by other blacks, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report.

To put this into context, more than four times as many black people were killed by black people during this five-year period as died at the hands of mobs over the 86 years of recorded lynchings.

If the Ku Klux Klan were responsible for this level of bloodshed, black leaders would make ending this violence a top priority. If the Aryan Nation were behind this senseless slaughter, they would demand extraordinary steps to stop it.

But overwhelmingly, the culprits aren't bigoted whites; they are a small group of self-loathing blacks. These people are a cancer eating away at the hopes and aspirations of those whose lives they affect. And that impact is widespread.

Eight of the 10 cities with the highest murder rate per 100,000 population are majority black, Morgan Quitno Press reported in its 2005 listing of the nation's most dangerous cities. In the other two, black and Hispanic residents combined make up the population majority.

How do you build better schools and energize economic development in cities plagued by such murder rates? How do you keep middle-class whites and blacks from fleeing to the suburbs "” a loss that depletes the tax bases of these cities?

Education and jobs are part of the answer. And drug trafficking and drug abuse have a lot to do with black-on-black murders. But behind these causes are people who have little regard for the lives of others. What do we do about them?

For many of us who have escaped the most violent black neighborhoods, the carnage that goes on in them is a distant reflection of the nation's larger failings. But for those left behind, who run the gauntlet of this violence, the need for an end to black-on-black murder is a matter of great urgency.

As it should be for the well-meaning drafters of The Covenant.

DeWayne Wickham is a Washington-based columnist for the Gannett News Service."

...now based upon the fallacies circulated by a Kevin41, Empty Purnata, etc., the KKK, would also be responsible for these atrocities, atrocities to which the victims are Black and the perpetrators are Black.

......and mind you this article was published by other Black people.


Thanks CF, for introducing this material.


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....by the way, let's see how long it takes, for an Empty Purnata, a Kevin41, etc., etc., to say that this is worthless information, because it came from the KKK, Protest Warrior, the Bush Administration, The Gannet News Service, Conservative Blacks, Uncle Toms, fools, SpamBots, pertaining to the victim they deserved it based on how they operate, it is the victim's life burden to bear, it must be poetic justice and kharma, etc., etc.

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"DeWayne Wickham is a Washington-based columnist for the Gannett News Service..." by AudioGuy

"...and mind you this article was published by other Black people." by Michael Lofton

Published??? By "other" Black people??? Is Gannett owned by Black people?" by AudioGuy

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....regardless of whether the Gannett News Service used the information of other Black people, to make this publication possible. Either way, be it solely Gannett News work...

.....which it is not, because DeWayne Wickham's information came from Black sources, or

.....or Black people who consulted with the Gannett News Service to make this possible, the message is still valid.....
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Wouldn't it be nice if those who had such contempt for black people could actually use their brain to formulate a plan to rectify what they find to be so damn awful about black people? Like in life, it is easier to sit on the sideline and be a talker than it is to roll ones sleeves up and be a do-er....but I guess that is what separates those who accomplish from those who never accomplish anything and live to soak in their own misery....what a sad existence that is............
"Wouldn't it be nice if those who had such contempt for Black people could actually use their brain to formulate a plan to rectify what they find to be so damn awful about black people? Like in life, it is easier to sit on the sideline and be a talker than it is to roll ones sleeves up and be a do-er....but I guess that is what separates those who accomplish from those who never accomplish anything and live to soak in their own misery....what a sad existence that is............" by Kevin41

Contempt for Black People is definitely very much alive.....
I'll just continue to keep the dialogue on a higher level for the progressives in here. I will not allow myself to be sunken to the sordid depths that others have spent their lives in...and will continue to live their lives in. the funny thing about life is that those who have had bad experiences do not even realize how much their way of thinking contributed to the unfortunate occurences in their lives.........but hey...better them than me.......
"I'll just continue to keep dialogue on a higher level for the progressives in here. I will not allow myself to be sunken to the sorbid depths that others have spent their lives in...and will continue to live their lives in the funny thing about life is that those who have had bad experiences do not even realize how much their way of thinking contributed to the unfortunate occurences in their lives.........but hey...better them than me......."
I thought the purpose of this board was for insightful dialogue and not childish attempts to be antagonistic and degrading...right now reminds me of my nephews doing and saying little infantile things to get my attention when I was studying...eventually they would see that their efforts to disnengage me from my studies were futile and they would take their azzes outside to play. They were children and did not take long to see that I was unphased by their actions...I wonder how long it will take an adult to see the same? hopefully less time than the children did.

**Once again it is a sad state of affairs when those who find so much wrong with black people do not even have the mental capacity to formulate ideas to rectify what they find wrong. In their feeble attempts to run after me and have the last word...they could really demonstrate that they care for black people and that their thinking has evolved past childish gradeschool tactics that are supposed to be antagonistic in nature. I am placing this post in here so everyone at AA.org can get a clear look at who is the adult and who is the child in this situation.
"You're right EP,

At least the Chatterbox could have had some degree of intellect and be able to respond in a somewhat relevant manner.......but instead they designed a Stupidbox........ ek" by Kevin41

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"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman

Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson.

By Ralph Vartabedian
Times Staff Writer

January 12, 2006

Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va.

In an alleged conspiracy, beginning in 2004, Jefferson, in exchange for providing political help, demanded payments and favors from a northern Virginia company that was proposing to set up Internet service through the Nigerian Telephone Co., according to the guilty plea by Brett M. Pfeffer of Herndon, Va., to charges of aiding and abetting bribery of a public official and conspiracy.

A spokeswoman for Jefferson said he would have no comment on the allegations. The congressman's New Orleans attorney did not return calls seeking comment.

An indictment against Jefferson, 58, could come in the next several months, according to law enforcement sources who asked not to be identified. Pfeffer is now cooperating with federal prosecutors in northern Virginia, where the case was filed.

Pfeffer's plea and the investigation into Jefferson expand the range of corruption scandals that have hit Congress, including a case of alleged insider trading by Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), the defense industry bribery case of Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe), and most recently the widening investigation into congressional misconduct involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

"There has been this flurry of investigations involving Congress," said Randall Eliason, former chief of the public corruption section of the U.S. attorney's office in Washington and an adjunct professor at American University. "It is more than I can recall at any recent time."

At least five different federal investigations involving members of Congress are underway, Eliason noted.

Whether the number of cases reflects more political corruption, tougher enforcement or just coincidence is impossible to know, he added. "All you can say is that the number of cases is on the rise," Eliason said.

So far, the cases have involved principally high-ranking Republicans, raising the potential for a voter backlash in upcoming midterm elections. But Jefferson, a Harvard Law School graduate, is a prominent Democrat.

The case also could affect funding to rebuild sections of New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Findings of deep corruption in the city and the state could compromise any large injection of federal funding, some opponents have asserted.

The Jefferson investigation was first made public in August, when the Justice Department obtained search warrants for Jefferson's homes, cars and offices, as well as subpoenas of other current and former staffers in his office. Federal agents reportedly took large amounts of cash, recovered from Jefferson's freezer, according to press accounts at the time.

Last August, federal officials also searched the Maryland home of the vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Pfeffer worked for Jefferson from 1995 to 1998. By 2004, Pfeffer was president of an investment company based in McLean, Va., that was controlled by an unidentified cooperating witness in the investigation. At a meeting in Jefferson's office, the federal witness met the executives of a Kentucky-based Internet company that provided technology and a license for the Nigerian deal, according to a criminal information filed in the Pfeffer case.

Jefferson was referred to in court documents as Representative A, but law enforcement officials and the history of the case leave no doubt that Representative A is Jefferson.

Jefferson agreed to help the deal in meetings with officials from Nigeria and the ExportImport Bank, according to the documents. In exchange, the scheme funneled legal work to Jefferson's family and put a daughter on retainer for the Virginia company for as much as $5,000 a month. The scheme also provided that Jefferson's family received a 5% to 7% ownership interest in the operation.

Jefferson, the first African American elected to Congress from Louisiana since Reconstruction, is considered a leading authority in Congress on African trade issues, and leads the African trade caucus in the House.

The criminal information, a type of charging document like an indictment, does not indicate whether Jefferson received anything of value.

Pfeffer is scheduled to be sentenced March 31.

Copyright 2006 Los Angeles Times"

....another misfit. But Oh Well, that is the nature of the Black community. Another illegal immigrant serving foreign interests, and/or his personal friends no good Congressman William Jefferson. Reminds me of the other misfits.

.....That is the nature of the Black community. Since the Black community refuses to remove this trash, the ethical nature, and respect for law of others will!

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...but that is the nature of that no good Black middleclass for you. Defending the Social Welfare System, a system that has contributed to the destruction of the Black community.

.....and the fact that more Caucasians are on welfare has absolutely no connection to the reality, that the Black community is so dependent on AFDC benefits, and/or social welfare for its survival.

.....Mind you the Black family structure has been decimated behind the destructive to the Black family structure no good Social Welfare principles and practices.

....so glad that my parents rejected that no good Black middleclass, as it relates to the countless times that so many no good Black social workers, would recommend that my Mom could receive social welfare benefits if she would get rid of her husband.

Heck, slim chance exists where or if, either of my immediate family members would have reached such high levels of success by listening to, honoring, and/or respecting the guidance of that no good professional Black middleclass.

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton

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