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  2. After the trouble in Portland ,Trump now see some it to label Antifa as terrorists. Is he kidding? As far as I can tell,all they did was confront the far right. Says a lot about him,doesn't it ?
  3. Mel Well if you had stuck with them a little longer and rose higher in the ranks of the party you would have eventually realized that not only are they a bunch of thugs and gangsters but at the very top BOTH the Republicans and Democrats are one and the same. The Left wing and Right wing are just different side of the same bird of prey. Republicans and Democrats are just components of a political game controlled by the same group. As far as the financial aspect of Conservatism......... I can agree with it on a local and state level because these regions can't "make" their own money but must get it from other sources; but I don't by fiscal conservatism at all on the federal level because this nation can literally "make-up" and print all of the money it wants and add as much value to it as needed to offset inflation. And this is exactly what the U.S. has been doing since WWII. So there is no need for America to be financially conservative at the federal level.
  4. Sex sells.... Always has Always will But let's put this video in it's proper perspective........ This video is MILD. It's not even worth a PG rating as far as I'm concerned. All it is is a bunch of AfroAmerican youth dancing and girating around in scant clothing. There is NO SEX being had, and NO NUDITY seen. Like you I watched the entire video also, expecting to see some nudity or sex....lol...and didn't. While my concern isn't the exact opposite of yours, it may be considered a bit diagonal or kitty-corner from it. My concern is that this society is becoming TOO "anti-sex" because they are mistaking tasteless juvenile girating like what you see in that video.....for ACTUAL SEX. Because it's not. You can see more skin and sensuality at the beach. I await the day where you'll actually see COMPLETELY NAKED women (especially older women for a change) not just dancing around but actually HAVING REAL SEX in music videos as well as in movies and this be a normalized thing. On a side note, I noticed that almost all of the men in that video had tatoos. I do have a problem with so many of our people getting tatoos over their bodies. People of color don't need tatoos....they already have color in their skin.
  5. A lot of AfroAmericans are hard on Jay-Z for not going in hard enough on White Supremacy given his wealth and status but Jay-Z isn't a Civil Rights leader nor does he profess to be one. He's an entertainer and he makes his money making people happy, not pissing them off....which often happens when you start delving subjects of controversy like politics. Truth be told, like most rappers of the 90s Jay-Z got rich rapping about killing other AfroAmerican men, selling dope, abusing women, and engaging in other negative anti-social endeavors. Should we really EXPECT anything positive from him?
  6. I think they're putting more than just lead in the water but other toxins too. Much of this is used to control the behavior of the AfroAmerican population but when you have AfroAmericans in positions of power like police, mayors, and even the President (Obama) who KNOW about this and do absolutely NOTHING about it.....what can you say? If this were a WHITE city and they found this out, the White judges and cops would have whoever was in charge of the municipal water supply in cuffs and up on charges within a week. They wouldn't wait on the fed or someone else to do it....they would take care of it themselves. But you have some Black officials standing around in suits and ties scratching their heads over "what to do" when their cities are poisoned. The older I get the more I realize how just and correct this Universe actually is and how people often get just what they deserve. You KNOW the water is poisioned...but you still drink it and do nothing about it. You KNOW drugs are put into your community to destroy you....but you still use and sell them. You KNOW guns are put into your community to destroy you....but you still use them. Since childhood I wondered why Black people had to go through what they did, but when I observe the BEHAVIOR of a lot of our people even when we have the opportunity and power to do better and help ourselves......often times the reasons our people are in the conditions they are in make much more sense.
  7. Richard Murray's ThoughtCloud pia sundhage in brasil , USSoccer vs NWSL , corporate joga bonito , FIFAWWC expansion , mannschaft 2014 , atleti preseason 2019 , financing in womens sport, iwobi/zaha at arsenal , inter women maximin , South African Womens national league first announcement/initiation , COSAFA Womens Championship 2019 group results , UEFA women advertisement variance , gender equality or bonding , African Premier LEadership Awards , Balotelli in brazil , Futsal in japan , Female players in Kenya , Banyana Banyana win COSAFA 2019 cup , Nat King Cole and female athletes , referee quality, aritz aduriz begin the la liga 2019-2020 season , pregnant athlete pay , a case for china, ? Copa Libertadores 2019 1 , 2, 3, 4, ? Matches OL vs Monaco 892019 , OM vs Reims 8102019 , Chelsea vs MUFC 8112019 , 2019 uefa supercup , ? Weekends 8-17-2019 , 8-18-2019 , ? Prior ThoughtCloud : 8/9/2019 , CURRENT IS ABOVE
  8. A Case for #china - Many pundits based in white owned or european owned media, that I am totally immersed in, suggest playing in china is a lesser than scenario but looking at the current players in china not from china, I see some continuations or interesting points. Brazil- a continuation- by far Brazilians are willing to play in china. approximately twenty four are in china. They are in various teams, various clubs. Now it is true, Brazilians have a history of playing everywhere far more than any other country. But it begs the question, what do so many others have against playing in china? is it agents doing, most agents in UEFA or CAF are interwoven in uefa's community. Many Brazilians have agents who are sanguine thus not tied into a uefa centric as much as a money centric wherever scenario. The Caribbean Football Union <c.f.u.>- an interesting point- so many players from the caribbean play in second tier uefa leagues, why not first tier in china? I don't comprehend why not? In Jamaica only Leon Bailey plays in a first tier league from a top five football association in UEFA, so why not play in china? Jamaican women have nine players who play in the first tier in the top five leagues in UEFA or the top tier in the USA. But for either, why not play in china? Jamaica women are better represented in top leagues than Jamaican men, so the Jamaican men need to do it more but why not? In Trinidad, both the men or women mostly play in Trinidad, a Caribbean country that does have oil money. But, Haiti men are like Jamaican men while Haitian women live through the efforts of Shek Borkowski. Suriname men are like Trinidad's while Suriname women are in a less developed environment than Haiti. Guyana men are like Jamaica's while guyana women are like Suriname's Between Jamaica/Trinidad/Haiti/Suriname/Guyana you have the powerhouses of the Caribbean region. None in the player ranks, male or female, have a need to reject playing in china. Lastly, money exists in China or Eastern Asia. When you look at kpop's power, that is related to the financial power in east Asia. Entertainment acts in east asia do not require the usa or europe to make profit and thus with global media connections, if they can become popular outside east asia, they are global superstars, but global superstars based not in Europe or the usa but east asia. I think it is no accident paulinho came back to china, after impressing in FC Barcelona. He realized what he has in Guangzhou has higher value than anything to him in fc Barcelona. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foreign_Chinese_Super_League_players
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  10. Weekend 8/18/2019 CHelsea in England- drew but as I said before, Chelsea are in the second phase of the Roman era. In the first phase money, provided high cost coaches side high cost players. Many things were won. I enjoyed the whole ride. But this second phase starts off with a transfer ban, a team of team players, a talisman whose highest skill is ball recovery/movement, not scoring, and a coach who is a playing legend that wants to play an open field system with a squad absent that offensive fulcrum. PSG in France- lost to Renne and the reason was simple, PSG's defense is poor. IT was poor last season, thus no Cup victory. Tuchel's defensive setup is poor. If that is not the first topic to discuss concerning PSG from any in media, then they are missing the true problem, trying to manufacture it out of player roster. POLL- Neymar Out or Tuchel Out? https://twitter.com/Thetenner10/status/1163193259444854787 Atletico MAdrid in Spain- People complain about Video assistance refereeing but I recall most pundits speaking so vervently on video assistance, i don't comprehend how so many pundits can now speak ill, where was this negative narrative to video assistance when naysayers had valid questions, functional positions against, but were drowned out by larger fiscal concerns. Again, my atleti prove they are a true footballing team and the conmebol culture simeone brings into them makes them malleable, flexible , battling. Too many uefa teams have a uefa mindset which is imbalanced. psg/barca/mcfc attack but don't defend. Real madrid play open win lose or fail. Atleti is a proper footballing side that can do it all. The man of the match was savic, throughout the match his play determined most. Felix had the moment of the match. Joao Felix dribbling- his dribbling is not messi -esque cause neymar also dribbles that way and besides his dribbling is felix-esque https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/I2SO0Fp6j?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime IN AMENDMENT Real Madrid won down to ten men so, referee red cards don't decide matches
  11. Hi Tanisca, I wish I had seen your post sooner. If it's not too late, I would like to direct you to my website - www.daviddoc.com - where you will find a variety of books, fiction and non-fiction. My latest is Body and Soul, which I titled for the classic improvised lyrical phrases of the 1939 Coleman Hawkins jazz performance of the same name. On the first page of the story, which opens in 1940, Peter Daniels plays the song loud enough to drown out the humming tubes on his living room phonograph and dances with his wife to celebrate the birth of their only grandchild, Adam Daniels, the story's protagonist. Though Adam's birth provides joy for his grandparents, it hurts his mother since her son was born bi-racial in 1940 Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The story descriptively outlines the standards of the time and even takes a look back into the early 1900s. After the look further back in history, the book details Adam's journey into manhood, during which he starts a family and a career in law. But like Hawkins adlibbed with unanticipated riffs in his song, I improvise Adam's life story in unexpected shifts that changes the setting to El Centro, CA and even into Mexico. Through it all, the story emphasizes the importance of family and the strength one gains from the connections whether through blood or embraced by choice. And like Hawkins' music, it ultimately demonstrates a new way to tell an old story, ending with a sense of glowing satisfaction. You can access the book here or through the website above: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Soul-David-doc-Robertson/dp/1791630634/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=david+doc+robertson&qid=1566154026&s=gateway&sr=8-1
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    Objects in Mirror

    Coming of age story of black college students in 60s and 70s Philadelphia. Black nationalism vs. civil rights, police brutality, MLK Jr. vs. Malcolm X, the coming "revolution" issues of color in the black community, black love, and much more.
  13. Ldvirtue

    It's you

    Don't judge her, So many think they want to be me, I just want God to free me, because none of them really sees me, or they would believe in a enemy, and when you look at me what do you really see, do you see a stranger, I feel so much anger, it was caused by a decision gone bad. I thought it was a thing I needed to have, now I just feel sad. because it's all gone really bad, I tried to maneuver around it but nothing was clear in my mine then, she wasn't looking at me, she was searching for a friend then, she heard my heart hit the ground but she never even turned around, I was shouting real loud, I am here, but she lost me in the crowd, looking for the face in the mirror, the painted on smile of a girl who learned to fake it when she was but a child, I didn't dare wake her dreaming, it was the only time she seen me, behind some rose stained glasses, but she still walked passed me and a man in a heap lay dead on the street, the pile as my pain as he died in his shame, no one wants to know them. A toe tag is all that will own them, they fell in the battle, no illusions, no castle. just dripping and whaling, as we pray in our telling of choices gone wrong and promises dying, she still doesn't know me, the door open for me, my escape in the morning was the hope that tore me, would her children eat, or run in defeat, how can't you not know her, you coddled and clothed her, she called in tears when you dumped your fears here, you lay scared here, you spent some years here, but the eyes have changed with the price of fame, it happened when everyone forgot your name, you pick up the pieces begging God please release us, not contemplating the reason they gate us, communities jaded by demented minds, where they use the bars of sadness to do us harm, all because you can't see me, but you really want to be me, but without the struggle or pain but you still want the gain, you want the ride and castle the king and no hassle, you want to fore go the welfare line but no work, or food, you only think you'd be fine, you are not fine, you are not okay, see me a pile on the street, the crack head, or babies momma screaming can the children eat, don't walk pass me again, once a friend, luncheons , then the dope, drinking to cope, can you see me now, no new car or house in the sky, please tell me where was your pride, no hoe you died when you denied me, I can't believe you tried me, you shut your eyes when I walked by, a hasty decisions caused a head on collision, collateral damage, my heart hit the floor, no love at my door, just disgust at my selection, but when looking in the mirror girl it's your reflection, do you see me now, it's you,
  14. Last week
  15. Jay Z and the NFL are strictly 'bout stackin' dat paypa -- period. Once you understand that, everything they do will make sense.
  16. Weekends 8/17/2019 Arsenal in england- was unable to keep a clean sheet against burnley. Arsenal have a powerful attack and still a leaky defense, no chance in the uefa champions league but if they can defeat their next two opponents , tottenham/liverpool , they will be in the table race. Augsburg in germany- cut into dortmund under 40 seconds. I am not suggesting augsburg will win the bundesliga but Dortmund's early season defense is not good, that is very absent minded from dortmund.Dortmund scored under a minute after but augsburg exploited how soft dortmund is. Dortmund don't have a chance in the uefa champions league. Real MAdrid in spain- Celta vigo is not atletico bilbao but Real Madrid have an energy absent in fc barcelona. Toni KRoos showed his value, scoring a powerfully placed shot from outside the box while real madrid were down to ten. Benzema goal https://www.weibo.com/7030963893/I2GXvuH9g?from=page_1005057030963893_profile&wvr=6&mod=weibotime In Transfers: Balotelli is going to brescia, the deal with flamengo ended cause he wanted more than flamengo was willing to pay. I wonder if it was his desire or his agents. I don't know why he isn't interested in asia. Learned from Paulo freitas @cynegeticus https://twitter.com/Cynegeticus/status/1162749285034860544 et tu V.A.R. - like cesc, luka modric's red card is not about intent or power, it is about the action.
  17. News. Says. Rapper. Jay-Z s. Teaming. Up With. The. NFL For. Social-Justice. And. Music. 3- Years. Ago. When. Quarterback. Colin-Kaepernick Begin. Kneeling. Down.. News. Talkers. Say. Jay-Z. Could,Stake Ownership In A Team...NFL Putting Millions In Social-Justice. NFL Owners Support Trump,After Charlottesville...NFL Millions Will Be In Wallets Of Crooks,Political And Preachers. . Who Will Get Black Votes.? Democrats In Churches Or Talking With Preachers. Black Political,Preachers,Overseers ,Of. Black. Votes... NFL-Will. Not. Talk. About. Trump. A. Evil. Racist. Man,Neo. Nazi. In. Military ,Police. Uniforms. Jay-Z. Will. Not. Talk. About. Preacher's. Murdering. Their. Wives,Stealing. Money. For. Cars. ,Preachers. With. Prostitutes,,Street. Gangs. Are. Domestic. Terror. Like. The. neo Nazi,Black. Genocide. By. Black. People.....
  18. Turning into a book recommendation thread. How about this. Soul food with a difference. It's vegan. 😀
  19. AALBC Mourns the passing of “Literary Lion” Paule Marshall, August 12, 2019 I meet Marshall once, she struck me as just a genuinely beautiful person. I think I'm a good read of people, and that was just the vibe she gave off. Marshall's passing comes less than a week after Morrison's. Her 1959 book Brown Girl, Brownstone is considered by many to be the book that launched contemporary Black women's literature.
  20. The #pregnant worker - #Nike has stopped wage reductions due to pregnancy for track and field athletes, good news. To be blunt, women are not equal to men, women are different. Natural Pregnancy can only occur through women so any labor equality must not penalize women for being pregnant. A simple idea, but like many arguments between the genders, the goal from some to make genders equal misses the truth in their differences, that need to be honored, not ignored or spoken to as less valued. I heard women say , it is just pregnancy but that act is a thing no man can do. https://twitter.com/thEMANacho/status/1162370385461043211
  21. A few moments ago I was hunting around my Google Home app trying to figure out how to change my "assistant's" voice. Google presented me with the following video. The video's preview image -- which is carefully crafted -- grabbed my attention for, what should be, obvious reasons. I watched the video in it's entirety. I'm not alone; the video was posted less than 24 hours ago and has almost 3 million views. Normally, I'm pretty good at ingoring the stuff that social media throws at me, largely because I actively avoid exposure, but this one hooked me. I don't think I'm being a "gruppy old dude" by complaining about Google's use of videos like this. I just can't image being a kid today, regularly exposed to videos like this. It must be hard not to objectify women when you see these images all the time. Now this is the same Google that banned my old discussion forums from displaying ads because of content, but they can push this in front on millions of people. I've posted a similiar video on Nicky Minaj sometime ago, so I know these video are not unusual. What seems unusual to me is that no one seems to think this is a issue. Maybe it is just me... I guess I have to ditch my Google Home too.
  22. Sorry if I gave the impression that the show was scripted. It isn't. However, what they chose to focus on is the dysfunction. Often it is subtle, but that subtlety is what makes the show more interestingly. Maybe it is a cutaway to the weird shoes a professors are wearing or funny looking kid... it is artistic different people will see different things. The showcasing of dysfunction was spread eveningly. The head coaches -- all white -- presented like volatile, hypermasculine teenagers. Often the players were more mature. The last few seasons of GOT had a sister on prominent role. Indeed, she was involved in a relationship with... get this... another Black person. I know, rare to see Black on Black love; but it ended horribly if course 😞 I just watched season 4 episode 4 of LCU. My team lost; now I'm in a funky mood. I'm getting ready to go hang out though; Mrs. "Right Now" is waiting for me 😉
  23. I am very disappointed in what women have subjected them too, what we as a gender consider tolerable, it’s in every encounter, in the very way that we move. It disgust me, leaves a foul taste in my mouth, because what they have done is neglected the truth, forgotten what doesn’t change is the so called golden rules, we are caught up and off by lies and deceit, by thinking it takes a man for a woman to be complete, and I have said it before and I will say again, you don’t have to lower your standard or be a beneficial friend, Friends with benefits, it’s not conducive to the plan, he’ll fall short from his responsibility if you don’t require him to stand, Why do you need him to determine your worth, you were placed a solid spirit beautiful at birth, Why does the way he sees you make it okay, for you think or speak or move a certain way, you see we are powerful in our purpose and simply by design, created to help men find the strength to climb, to grow, to build, to set spirits free, we give them the joy that comes with their need, Their need for us, the air that they breathe, our definitive goal is to help them achieve, be the miracle that add detail to all they believe, we pick them up when they tumble, not to critique their progress, accepting they’ll stumble, and out into reality we send them again, so they realize some days we lose and others days we win, we move apart but together as one, like the melody and words or the rising of the sun, it’s the melding of spirits that make separate okay, that allow two complete aura to blend in a perfect way, but women that forget and lose that unique twist disappear in the loudness , where the essence of a wife fails to exist, not there in the dark where they tolerate pain, where they lose what they believe to become a statistic in the game, where left becomes right and right is wrong and confusion is the vice that keeps her running into the disappointment, it’s yet another man’s arms, because he told her she couldn’t breathe without him when the fact of the matter is without her he cannot win he can’t embrace his future, he can’t wake to a dream, he was wandering a mist the madness, there is no king without a queen, she solidified his purpose, gave meaning to his plan, listened to his desires, so he would understand that he was not alone and never had to be, equal but unequal, This knowledge will set us free but not today, there is a struggle going on, purpose is not learned and woman tolerate what is wrong, so can we return to our purpose, can that be the plan, can we be responsible and until we find that worthy one who will move within GOD’s plan
  24. 🙄 welp, there goes that! Why not write it true to life? It could still be dramatic! Hell, if they got those degrees after the kid was born the absentee-parent would still be valid! This is why I can’t stand watching most “black” dramas. Show runners usually let us down. I don’t know why you want to get me started! 😡 I was ready to root for this show! Oh! By the way, I watched one episode of GoT and the black man was a “prop.” I didn’t see any black women - so I never went back. Don’t get me wrong, I indulge in Film & broadcast programming but it’s mostly romcom, rom-mystery, holiday romcom, mysteries, thrillers and the supernatural. Most of the time, even with a black cast, Hollywood does a better job with those genres.
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