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by dorajar
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: "Articulate" Black People
Replies: 0
Views: 6773

"Articulate" Black People

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/weekinreview/04clemetson.html?_r=1&ref=weekinreview&oref=slogin A fascinating article on the racial politics of "speaking well." Biden's recent comments on Obama are a nice example of this. White people often describe accomplished, intelligent African Americans as "...
by dorajar
Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: 5 Most Powerful Americans
Replies: 0
Views: 3755

5 Most Powerful Americans

by dorajar
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheism= Communism??
Replies: 1
Views: 3513

That's about as dubious as the connection between Iraq and Al Queda, before we invaded.

Seems like people like to think of all the things they hate/don't understand/think of as evil and lump them in together, whether they have anything to do with each other or not!
by dorajar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Daily Spam Emails
Replies: 1
Views: 3622

100's??? Really?? :shock:

I probably get a dozen or so on my hotmail account.
by dorajar
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Teachers
Replies: 0
Views: 3411

Teachers

What great teachers/mentors/coaches/instructors/guides have you had or do you have in your life? What did they teach you?
by dorajar
Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Asians Catching up with Whites in Earnings
Replies: 5
Views: 6713

Re: Asians Catching up with Whites in Earnings

AccusedblackracistinMN wrote: Just like your friends who started this site are now bitching and moaning about Asians taking your jobs, it's almost the same story, different race.
Um, the guy who started this site is Asian.

I'm just sayin'.

:wink:
by dorajar
Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Politics & Government
Topic: The Lesson of Vietnam
Replies: 1
Views: 3536

The Lesson of Vietnam

Bush said after his recent visit to Vietnam that the biggest lesson from our involvement in that war was "we will win unless we quit."

Is the man completely delusional?
by dorajar
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Time to Kick Some Black Butt
Replies: 20
Views: 14480

Re: The New Plantation

- MadPotter . . Are you calling me a racist? I am saying it is a form of racial enslavement in which bureaucrats, many of them white, keep blacks in a "plantation" of welfare dependency, stripping them of dignity and initiative. Without the means or motivation for self-rescue, they waited for that ...
by dorajar
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: The Media
Topic: CNN airs footage of Iraq sniper attacks
Replies: 1
Views: 3613

It's the media's job to show us the truth. What happened, where, to whom, by whom. That's what they did. They're doing their JOB.
by dorajar
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Politics & Government
Topic: Republican Leader Blames Military for Failure in Iraq
Replies: 0
Views: 2820

Republican Leader Blames Military for Failure in Iraq

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/#43812 "Yesterday, on CNN, House Majority Leader John Boehner blamed the US military for losing the war in Iraq: House Majority Leader John Boehner: Wolf, I understand that, but let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on Rumsfeld. Wolf Blitzer: But he's in charge ...
by dorajar
Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Politics & Government
Topic: Tom Delay and torture
Replies: 0
Views: 2854

Tom Delay and torture

Tomd Delay doesn't consider water boarding torture.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/11/02/tom ... f-torture/
by dorajar
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Evil Wal-Mart Strikes Again
Replies: 1
Views: 3708

Evil Wal-Mart Strikes Again

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/02/business/02walmart.html?ex=1159934400&en=eaafdee2075fc56d&ei=5087%0A Wal-Mart is putting caps on its wages, and moving towards hiring more part-time, "flexible" employees and forcing out long-term full-time employees to save on wages and benefits. All this to help i...
by dorajar
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: The Media
Topic: FOX News 10th Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 9204

Here's a recent example of why FOX is the worst excuse for journalism in this country: On Tuesday night, Bill O'Reilly's show was dedicated to a discussion of the Mark Foley scandal. They cut away at three different points to footage of Foley, which lasted 15 seconds each. During each cut-away, they...
by dorajar
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Time to Kick Some Black Butt
Replies: 20
Views: 14480

Re: Minneapolis Web Design

I have since read a few more posts and believe that it's just a few posters who try to incite people with their racists views and live within the area, or so they say. Hi. :D I think this is the case. I've been following this thread with chagrin, as a Minneapolis native, and I can assure you that, ...
by dorajar
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Politics & Government
Topic: Republicans damned either way in Foley scandal
Replies: 1
Views: 3369

This isn't even going to be about Foley anymore. This incident: the messages and the cover-up are simply going to turn into a ball on the football field of dems vs. repubs. Republicans delighted in exploiting Clinton's lascivious behavior, and now the Dems have the chance to point out their hypocris...
by dorajar
Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Don't Get Shot
Replies: 2
Views: 4267

Ignorance breeds fear

I got the same reaction from all sorts of people when I joined the Peace Corps and went to live in West Africa. People, including but not limited to my family, were convinced that I would be raped, get AIDS, be attacked, etc... Likewise, suburbinites fear urban areas, Americans fear the Middle East,...
by dorajar
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Justice for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4128

You can get six years for shoplifting. He will be out in 3 years, if not sooner. We seem to put a lot of faith in judges for making a fair judgement. However, every judge used to be a stinking lawyer. How can you fix a system that is rotten from top down as well as from bottom up? Not to go back to...
by dorajar
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Justice for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 4128

Justice for sale

http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/26/news/newsmakers/fastow_sentencing/ Former Enron CFO sentenced to 6 years. 6 years in prison. You can get more than that for marijuana trafficking. This guy and his cronies cost millions of jobs, billions to shareholders, orchestrated and manipulated "energy crises" in...
by dorajar
Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Would you trade?
Replies: 4
Views: 4971

Re: Would you trade?

luciensar wrote:Would you trade 5 points of IQ for two extra inches of vertical jumping ability? How many IQ points would you cash in if this were possible?
:lol:

No way.
by dorajar
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Torture
Replies: 1
Views: 3571

Torture

Here's a great op-ed from Paul Rieckhoff, the executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, on why and how America is losing its moral high ground, and why it's vital that we gain it back (something Bush shows no interest in doing, what with his push to "re-interpret" the Geneva Co...
by dorajar
Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Fox news and Chavez the blasphemer
Replies: 8
Views: 8118

Yes, but this was FOX, after all. Is there ANYone still left out there who expects to get anything but direct marketing from the Administration there? :roll: NO! It's "fair and balanced..." Nod your head in agreement or I'll shoot you, hippie! :lol: This was the closest thing to a nodding emoticon ...
by dorajar
Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: Fox news and Chavez the blasphemer
Replies: 8
Views: 8118

Yes, but this was FOX, after all. Is there ANYone still left out there who expects to get anything but direct marketing from the Administration there? :roll:
by dorajar
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Who should decide death penalty?
Replies: 5
Views: 5435

Well, I think the victims' families might be a touch too emotional to make a rational, calm, balanced decision on something like this. And I would worry that they'd be so anxious to see SOME sort of retribution and justice for their loss that they'd be hasty and make decisions not based on evidence ...
by dorajar
Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Is monagamy what we really want?
Replies: 17
Views: 12265

I see a lot of benefits to polyamory, and I think it requires a very strong, enlightened person to genuinely pull it off. Regardless of whether you think it's the lifestyle for you, I think it emphasizes qualities that are important in any relationship, monogomous ones included. For instance, it str...
by dorajar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Got Herpes?
Replies: 2
Views: 3622

No herpes here. 8)
by dorajar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Politics & Government
Topic: A New Black Darling of the National Press
Replies: 1
Views: 3288

Ellison's got my vote, yessirree Bob. :D
by dorajar
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: News Talk
Topic: The Costly Cheap Words of Bush and Rumsfeld
Replies: 2
Views: 4447

Agreed, NP. Agreed.
by dorajar
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Art of Happiness!
Replies: 1
Views: 3471

That's a great book. Compassion and empathy as the basis for running your life, as opposed to strict adherance to arbitrary and illogical rules, definitions, and structures, is why Buddhism strikes me as the most agreeable and least dangerous religion.