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  1. 3 points
    Since Mel and Zaji have made themselves scarce, i'm going on hiatus, too. You boys can discuss amongst yourselves and exude your testosterone. Time for me to shift into the astral zone and expand my mind...
  2. 2 points
    Here's an explanation for poverty in all of the races. - 1% of Americans own 40% of America's wealth. - 20% of Americans own 90% of America's wealth. 90%!! - 80% of Americans, you, me, and most everybody we've met, are competing for the last 10%. SOURCE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/06/the-richest-1-percent-now-owns-more-of-the-countrys-wealth-than-at-any-time-in-the-past-50-years/?utm_term=.a2a20e2a9c80 That's all there is to it. There's plenty of money available in America. And a small number of people are hogging it. It's amazing how complacent we are about 20% of Americans owning 90% of America's wealth. You have to wonder how high that percentage would have to go before we took it seriously. 95%? 98%? 99.9%? The problem is not that rich people are evil, for most of them made their money in an entirely legal manner. The problem is that we the 80% are stupid. We have 80% of the votes. We have the power to do whatever we want. But we can't get our shit together, and spend most of our time arguing with each other over that last 10% of the economy. We are 21st century feudal serfs, by choice.
  3. 2 points
    QueenX, I wonder if you would feel differently if Bill drugged and sexually abused you, or your daughter, or your mother?
  4. 2 points
    I think I know what you mean Del. It is why I suggested that Harry consider stop railing against evil ministers it won't make a difference and negativity just brings you down. I'm actually trying to approach things from a positive perspective myself. Rather than focus on Black folks who would support Black business and bitching about that. I talk abut the folks that do support their own businesses. Rather than lament that fact that we give money to Amazon rather than our own business I simply work with those that get it. So you will not see be calling for a boycott of Amazon any more. I'll just work to uplift the Black owned bookstore that exist. You won't find me trying to explain to people why they need to get off Facebook. I just deactivated my account and will work with those that get it. It is much healthier, more fun, and productive to be positive rather than walking around complaining about what is wrong all the time. I like the interaction with other Black people too. @Pioneer1 is your cousin married?
  5. 2 points
    @Delano: How pretentious of you, of course you don't believe in facts; fiction, or objectivity is more your thing, than facts? @Pioneer1: Thanks or clearing that up! In the course of logic and critical thinking one may, or may not consider the context of 'propaganda' in public discourse. Hint #1: Saudi Arabia's use, allowing a movie depicting sensitivities of freedom is a contradiction to its policies and government rule. Hint #2: 'SAUDIS ARE NOT RICH FROM WESTERN COUNTRIES,' they control vast oil deposits from all over the Southeast Asia territories. Not from America, EU, UK, or anywhere else. Are you shooting from the hip, or your butt? Perhaps your logic, Pioneer1 is something that requires a restroom, not a chat room! Finally, during Trump's visit to the Kingdom they gave him a boat, and some other gratuities I can't remember; they had him analysed and evaluated even before he got off the plane. A sucker for attention!
  6. 2 points
    Not only is Black Panther fever dying down in America, what other countries are saying is even less encouraging. Saudi Arabia, etc.; Blacks bearing their souls, spirit and justified disdain to entertain White America.
  7. 2 points
    Sometimes a big mess is just that, a big mess. Given Google's behavior I'm surprised this kind of thing does not happen more frequently. Like the shooter, I too was recently delisted from making money from Youtube Videos. I was not making very much, but it was something and in the business of book sales every penny counts. Where is my AR-47?
  8. 2 points
    There are growing numbers of closet Trump supporters out there, common folk who think he is being picked on and harassed, and who empathize with him because he's just like they are, ignorant, bigoted, fascistic, misogynistic, homophobic and lewd. I don't believe Trump will be ousted from office because this would de-stabilize the country and with Trump's irrational, rabid followers, things would go from bad to worse while Democrats would, as usual, present a spineless front. The Roseanne TV show of the 1980's which was a sit-com about a blue collar family, has been re-cycled and made its debut on Tuesday, drawing a whopping 18,000,000 viewers, a figure which has been declared a bellwether of sorts. Roseanne and her family are representative of white middle America, and she is a Trump supporter both on and off the show. After the premier episode, Trump called Roseanne and personally congratulated her on the show's successful comeback. Pundits are saying that all this, along with a slow rise in Trump's ratings, is a sign that Trump and his "Make America Great Again" BS are speaking to more and more people, - people who are the true face of America, - people who are not now and never have been anything but bigots and hypocrites, and who are presently tired of having the POTUS investigated and shamed. America has never been what it claimed to be, and when put to the test of a true democacy, it always fails. That's why i have no love for this republic and its "christian" values. When the chips are down the good ol USA always shows its true colors, wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross. A scenario that will be presided over by Trump for the rest of his term. I hope i am wrong. And although i doubt if i'll be around to witness it, i also hope the mythical "man on a white horse" will appear, and kick this mothafucker out of office!
  9. 1 point
    Good day all, I wanted to accomplish a few things early two thousand and eighteen: make a video game utilizing some sort of Black cultural reference, sell it on a platform; I achieved it. SanaTambo which mean art puzzle is here; it is a rendition to nonograms, more commonly known in the usa as picross; the images one can create are versions to Adinkra from Ghana. To access it, you must use the Kobo App. If you want to test out whether you can utilize it, you can use the first entry in the SanaTambo series, which is free. https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra The process itself was very interesting. I will share that in my emailing list. If you want to join my email list, you can comment on here as a member or guest and we will connect. SanaTambo Versions English https://www.kobo.com/pt/pt/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-1 Français https://www.kobo.com/fr/fr/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-3 Português https://www.kobo.com/pt/pt/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-1 日本語 https://www.kobo.com/ja/ja/ebook/NNxdRbPVXT-g8GicV2IVSw 中文 https://www.kobo.com/zh/zh/ebook/sanatambo-adinkra-2 SanaTambo Example I have created a system that allow me to make puzzles in the style to picross/nonogram/SanaTambo . But I need to check how the system will operate in varying scenarios. I made an example epub to see. In my emailing list I asked folk to check it out but I ask as much in the AALBC community as well. Whatever your experience please share it publicly in comment, guest comments are allowed, or in private, or ,<if you are in my emailing list> an email. If you want to join my emailing list, please ask me and I will add you after a short correspondence. The Example is linked below , it is a free ebook https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sanatambo-example
  10. 1 point
    A. Topless. Woman. Lunged. Herself. At. Bill. Cosby,She. Was,Tackled. By. Police. She. Said. She. Wanted. To. Make ,Bill. Cosby. Feel. Uncomfortable. Like. He. Has. Made. Women. Feel,Uncomfortable. News. Said. He. Paid. One. Of. His. Accusers. Over. 3. Million. Dollars..Dozens. Of. Women. Say,They. We're. Drugged. By. Bill. Cosby. .Trump ,Lawyer,Office,Hotel. Room. Raided By. FBI. Trump. Wants. ,His,Former. Lovers. ,The. Porn. Star,Play Boy Model,Their. Mouths,Shut....He. Does. Not. Know. About. His. Lawyer. Paying. The. Porn. Star. Money,........HA ,HA....
  11. 1 point
    Hi Tanny, I suspect that you are less pessimistic because you are probably younger than the Brothers you are conversing with here. I could be wrong but I doubt it. As a result, we have witnessed and experienced more. In fact we probably have studied the subject longer and perhaps know a bit more. But that does not mean we, at least not I, have given up all hope. I continue to fight in my corner of the world, but it is really hard. I just listened to an interview I did about my website back in 2001 and things cautioned back in 2001 have only gotten worse. We have lost so much that younger people don't even realize it, because as far as they know the internet has always been controlled by a handful of large corporations and Black people have only made money due to the largess of these sites. Young people are excited about the opportunity to go viral on Twitter, while I lament that fact that we have lost what we owned on the web and are at Twitter's mercy, accepting whatever crumbs they throw our way. Do you see why someone older might be more pessimistic @Tanny
  12. 1 point
      Tanny This may not be a peaceful process. There are a minority of whites who will resist with enthusiasm, including violence. They will be afraid that blacks and browns will do to them what whites have long done to blacks and browns. The idea that America is a white country is deeply rooted in white culture. Whatever happens the future is not going to be like the past. Whites will not continue to dominate while gradually extending rights and benefits to minorities, that model is coming to an end.   Because America is going to be majority people of color, I think what many Whites are preparing to to is RULE AS A MINORITY. When you rule as a majority you can be a little lax and easy going because you have such overwhelming numers, but when you're a minority you have to be more aggressive with the people you plan on ruling over because you don't have enough numbers to be "nice". So if you look at Whites in South Africa or the White minority that rules many countries in Latin America.....yes they rule by keeping the people under them divided. In South Africa the White minority ruled by keeping the "coloureds" divided from the Zulu. In Latin America the small Spanish Whites rule by keeping the Indians separate from the Meztizo and Mulatto. Keep them all fighting eachother over limited resources and compete with eachother over who can get closest to the White ruler to enjoy some wealth and power.
  13. 1 point
    Excellent question...... Which is why I'm not too crazy about running to Cosby's defense. This may indeed be a set up and conspiracy to take advantage of him and break him financially and otherwise; however IF (and I say "if" because I wasn't there) it's true that he drugged women to sexually abuse or assault them, then that would make him a rapist and adulterer and I can't really get behind somebody like that. All I can say about the issue is I hope the entire truth comes out and then I can form a more educated opinion on the matter.
  14. 1 point
    Sorry, that was a good point. I hadn't thought of that, and I agree it would be an issue. But, any plan which is bold enough to be effective is going to have problems and not be agreeable to everybody. So we can't just toss out every plan with a problem unless we are willing to be happy with the status quo. Ok, thanks. What services do you propose to provide, how much will it cost roughly, and who pays? Rigging the system in favor of themselves. That's just what I'm proposing. In this case, blacks, with allies, rigging the system in favor of themselves, for a defined period. Remember, we are heading rapidly towards a minority majority nation where whites will no longer dominate as they have in the past. Again, this is just what I'm suggesting. If Black people want something, they should take it. They deserve it, and have the power to get it done. Agreed, ignorance is not a black problem. The economic system being rigged against blacks for hundreds of years is a black problem, and a white problem too, a problem of our entire society. Agree with this too. Again, see the stats in my first post. 20% of Americans own 90% of the wealth, and we the 80% are fighting with each other over that last 10%. If blacks prefer, we could forget about the historic crime committed against them which affects their situation to this day, and focus instead on shifting the wealth more generally from the 20% to the 80%. If blacks can make peace with that, I can too. This is surely true. But by this reasoning we shouldn't be giving new education funds to anybody, right? What I suggest more generally is, shifting the focus from problems to solutions. If we think we can, or think we can't, either way we're probably right.
  15. 1 point
    Troy was actually asking to see if she was available. I need a passive woman who will do what I say, keep the house clean, cook, take care of my needs, and not give me any lip; you know a traditional woman Seriously, I did not think her personality was suited to being in a marriage -- at least not one she was not being walked all over. Is she cute? Actually........ No lie bro, she's FINE AS HELL ! Imagine Erykah Badu with shorter hair......lol. Even as a kid she was fine and slim. Normal height but very petite and "delicate" in the bones. But what makes her even more attractive in MY OPINION is her nervous like behavior which makes her seem even MORE delicate. The way she'll shy away from conflict and act nervous makes men (or me atleast) want to PROTECT her...which is attractive. I don't know if she's be a "traditional" wife but she knows how to act. I believe she was doing the paralegal thing for a long time and she knows how to act around professional people in professional situations. She grew up in the ghetto but she's not hoodish so she wouldn't EMBARASS you if you took her somewhere. I said she was divorced but I actually haven't spoken to her in years so I'm not sure if she's even back with anyone right now, but yeah.....I think you'd like her, lol. See man, THIS is why I can't "cross wires"....lol. For 40+ years she's had no idea her own cousin felt this way about her and if she came on this site she'd find out and knowing HER scared ass she'd probably avoid me from now on out of embarassment.....lol.
  16. 1 point
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  17. 1 point
    I'm not planning on staying up all night waiting for it myself......LOL.
  18. 1 point
    Pioneer. Wow! The racial/cultural stereotypes you believe are giving you a grotesquely distorted picture. Again it is a mistake to base your opinion, on over a billion people, upon your personal experience with Chinese people you've known (even if Del says this is cool). I'm sure well over a billion Chinese people practice some of religion. It also sounds like you believe that being in a religion is the only motivation for one not to around acting the fool.
  19. 1 point
    Fruitvale was another tragic story and a decent film. Regarding the historical significance of the Black Panther film {yawn}. Del, I don't read the Hollywood Reporter and will not subject myself to straight up gossip and propaganda--particularly on the subject of hollyweird. As far is the MSN article if what you took away from it is that, the Black Panther film is responsible for Saudi Arabia lifting their decades old ban on films, then you completely missed the point of the article. But given your reverence for the film I understand how that can happen.
  20. 1 point
    OK thanks, I get it. Seems the divine plan, whatever it may be, is not working out so well for many folks.
  21. 1 point
    Shoot, Pence could be worse. 45 is your garden variety greedy ego manic. Pence is on a mission from God which could be far more dangerous Del you clearly have far more faith in this whole process than I. The source of your faith remains a mystery to me. Cynique The American empire has already entered it's decline. 45's presidency is the most stark indication. Even American life expectancy is going down.
  22. 1 point
    The proceedings may very well reach the impeachment stage, but i think Trump will be acquitted because of the partisan make-up of the Congress and the Supreme Court. Or can i see him resigning, and any attempt to force him out will create unrest among the general public, fueled by the protests of his gun-toting, religious fanatical, neo-nazi followers. i think the prospects of this will inhibit the Dems, who will probably switch their focus to beating him at the polls. But, - we shall see. Will truth and justice prevail or will the fall of the American Empire enter its first phase?
  23. 1 point
    Houston. Pastor,Kirkjon Caldwell,Arrested. And. Indicted,For,Selling,Millions. Of. Dollars. Worth. Of. Fake,Chinese. Bonds. To. The. Elderly. And. Vulnerable,People..These. Mega. Church. Preachers,And. Their,Mega Church. Idiots...Thou. Shall. Not. ,Steal,Well,They,Do. Church. Christians. Are. As. Stupid,Controlled. ,As. The. Idiots, That. Jim Jones ,,Controlled....Preachers. Are. Snakes,Jackals. And. Hyena..John. Lewis. Not. Talking. Moral. Obligation,With These,Fake. Preachers,NAACP,Congressional Black. ,Caucus,Silent. Black. Lives. Don't. Matter. When. Black,People,Harm. Black. People,Unless. Black. Police Are,Involved.......
  24. 1 point
    Del step put the liberal bubble and check out some right wing media. You'll gain a different perspective and see, as Cynique described 45 has a lot of support. Maybe not the majority, but certainly enough to keep him in office. Besides there are those who believe our current vice president, would be worse for the county. 45 ain't going anywhere before the end of his term.
  25. 1 point
    HELLO, CHRYSTALFLANDERS. THANKS FOR COMMENTING. IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT NEW AND SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS, AS WELL AS THOSE PUBLISHED AT INDEPENDENT COMPANIES. THEY'RE CONSIDERED THE UNDERDOGS TO THE WELL-KNOWN WRITERS WHO USUALLY GAIN MORE RECOGNITION THAN SAID MENTIONED. YET, I'M VERY AGGRESSIVE IN MY APPROACH TO ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND PROMOTION, SO I ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO GET NOTICED, TASTEFULLY: HENCE NO PUBLICIST SINCE I STEPPED ON THE SCENE IN 2003. WHEN I'M EDITING (I EDIT ALL TITLES I PUBLISH) OR CREATING URBAN AND/OR STREET-LIT WORKS (THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO), I MAKE SURE TO USE SLANG, AND EBONICS, AS YOU WANT THE CHARACTER'S VOICE AND PERSONA TO BE AUTHENTIC AND TRUE TO NATURE. THE NARRATION WILL BE IN PROPER ENGLISH, BUT IF THE CHARACTER IS HARDCORE, THEN IT SHOULD TRULY REFLECT. EDITING ACTUALLY EXHAUSTS ME, AS I NOT ONLY BECOME EVERY CHARACTER WITHIN THE STORYLINE, I EMERGE SO DEEPLY WITHIN IT THAT I BECOME EVERY ASPECT OF THE TALE, DOWN TO EVERY DETAIL AND DESCRIPTION. IT DRAINS ME, BUT I ALWAYS LOVE THE END RESULT. MOST THINK EDITING IS SOLELY ABOUT CORRECTING THE GRAMMAR, BUT IT'S BEYOND THAT: YOU HAVE TO BUILD THE STORY AND CHARACTERS, WAY BEFORE MAKING GRAMMATICAL CORRECTIONS. THIS IS THE PART I LOVE THE MOST, ENHANCING STORYLINES AND GIVING LIFE TO CHARACTERS, AND MAKING THE VISION OF THE AUTHOR'S WORK, BIGGER AND BETTER. IT'S A GUILTY PLEASURE OF MINE....


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