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  1. Another problem with starting a Marijuana business is getting a BANK to work with you and your business. Most banks are governed and bound by FEDERAL laws and technically speaking when you grow and distribute a drug that the Federal government deems illegal, that puts you in the category of drug trafficking and banks don't want to be tied to that.
  2. ProfD I'm not 100% sure of Kanye's mental health status or diagnosis but I know he hasn't been the same since his mother died some years back. Acting erractic in public (perhaps it's just an act) and joining the MAGA crowd after initially claiming Bush doesn't like Black people. I've also heard that he received electroshock treatment after his emergency admission in the hospital some years ago when he was confined against his will. Something has definitely happened to him. Hundreds of thousands of black folks committed suicide during the transatlantic slave trade whether it was jumping overboard or shortly after showing up on plantations and realizing the life ahead of them. Hundreds of thousands black folks tried to escape slavery. Once caught, beat into submission or killed as an example to others, fear kept the rest of them in check. Folks born into slavery were conditioned from the cradle. They didn't know any other way of life. Thousands of Black folks participated in Slave Rebellions, left the South to come up North and join the army to go back South and fight for their people, and committed suicide rather than subject themselves and their children to the horrors of what they knew lied ahead for them. However what PERCENTAGE of the population did these make up, would be my question? If THOUSANDS of Black folks did this but many more MILLIONS submitted and took a more docile approach then...... MILLIONS of Black people were enslaved and born into it and died in it so it's hard to really compare them to other people because nothing like the Trans-Atlantic slave trade has happened in history, however other groups WERE enslaved for shorter periods of time at various levels of intensity. So my question is also what PERCENTAGE of other communities fought back or committed suicide rather than allow themselves and their children be subjected to the horrors of slavery....COMPARED to the percentage of our people and who did this among us? Did they even LET it get so far that entire generations were born in it? The reasons I ask these questions is because I'm not sure how true it is but the common belief is that most Black people are more EASILY enslaved for one reason or another whether it's through lack of collective effort to fight back, lack of intelligence to put up a good resistance, more of a willingness to sell eachother into it and betray eachother, ect.... No matter how cruel and inhumane the conditions, human beings naturally have a desire to live. It appears most Black people do atleast. And they PROVE it by the conditions they tolerate not only as a community but even in their personal lives. Putting up with things that many others would have BEEN killed themselves over. Atleast most of the Black people I've talked to. I've seen Black people die suffering from diseases where it was nothing but downhill and more suffering for months until they died but didn't talk about suicide to end the suffering. Maybe they thought it but didn't discuss it. Most White people I've talked to say that they'd rather kill themselves than be subjected to certain treaments or suffer from certain illnesses. So perhaps there's an innate difference inside the majority of people in the races where one group would rather die than be subject to certain circumstances. Or atleast a higher percentage among some than others.
  3. It's EASY for someone who is living comfortably in an ALREADY ESTABLISHED society that was built and is being protected primarily by men who DO hold those traditional masculine values like most construction workers, firemen, police officers, ect.... You don't DIRECTLY see the need for traditionally masculine men. But if society was to break down and you needed people to build immediate shelter and defend the community against wild animals and wild people....THEN you will immediately wish for as many traditionally masculine men as you can and side-eye most men who don't fit that role regulating them as useless and in the way.
  4. Troy Whether they ARE busting people or not....they CAN bust you for it or add it on as an additional charge among others and be justified because it's clearly illegal. Personal use = POSSESSION.
  5. Well you know Kanye is an artist Like most artists he has mental/psychological problems. However ALSO like most artists, those mental/psychological problems are one of the keys to him being able to manifest his creativity like a Shakespear or Coltrane or Van Gogh. Having studied psychology and spirituality, I know that sometimes when there are problems with the brain it allows spiritual insights to flow through that ordinarily would be HALTED by a higher rational mind. Crazy people often say and do things that sane people don't....but often times they turn out to be successful and correct because their lack of logical and rational thinking didn't limit them. What Kanye said was insensitive and I'll give you "ignorant" but it may not have all been HIM making that statement but perhaps it was made THROUGH him to get us thinking about the conditions our people have been enduring and consider the alternatives. For example.... Was 400 years TOTALLY involuntary for ALL slaves? Were there NO other options for our people collectively? OR would DEATH have been an option or perhaps even a better alternative than seeing our people endure centuries of slavery, suffering, and humiliation? ...that HASN'T ended for many of them by the way. Slavery STILL exists in the form of the prison system and it targets Black youth.
  6. Troy I got into plenty of fights in school....and out...lol....when I was a kid. As did most boys in our neighborhood. I can't lie and say it was the "old days" when guns didn't come into the picture because kids were bringing guns to school and killing eachother even back then, but no where on the level of today. I don't remember the last time I saw two boys fighting outside of a school or anywhere else. I see more GIRLS fighting and running in and out of conflict than anything else. It seems as if the boys go from 0 to 60 in a couple seconds with no build up in between. Women, on the other hand, don't seem to mind making men the same as women. This may be another manifestation of our differences. More likely women see these changes as getting the same benefits, rights, opportunities men get, something they deserve. And this is one of the reasons I find myself drawn more and more to FOREIGN women from places like Africa and Asia. Not only do THEY act mild and meek like traditional women, which I find attractive...but they seem to still like traditionally masculine men. Men who look and act like men and don't wish to have a man who wants to be a woman. Cynique Television is saturated with white gay men in both sit-coms and talk shows and as the other half of an interracial gay couples in commercials. But unlike Black men...there are enough images of TRADITIONAL MASCULINE White men to offset any weak and effeminate images being put out. Sissy acting gay White men are still considered FRINGES and FREAKS who dwell on the outskirts of mainstream White society, while homosexuality and effeminate men are being pushed today as a normal part of AfroAmerican culture. Dating back to the days of the Cake Walk and minstrels and the Zoot suits during the 1940s black men have been peacocks. I guess you had your eyes closed during the bellbottoms and platform shoes and huge afros era or the colorful hip hop garb and the flashy disco attire, not to mention the grills and bling rappers sported. Your image of black men is over-rated wishful thinking. Black men have always been STYLISTIC and up on the latest fashions and endowed with creativity. I remember going to the barbershop and seeing Black pimps getting their nails done and shellacked along with their haircuts and facials...and they were among the most masculine of men. We've NEVER had a problem or saw a conflict in expressing our sense of style. But when you use the word "flamboyant" to describe a man TODAY...althought technically it means stylish and loud...in the ears of most people it suggests an effeminate homosexual quality. Today that word is almost exclusively used to describe an open and bragging effeminate homosexual man. Which is why I didn't say it was wrong, but simply a poor CHOICE of words.
  7. This entire issue of opening up dispensaries to sell and distribute Marijuana is a big TRAP in my opinion. The Federal government still regards Marijuana as ILLEGAL regardless as to what the various states says, so the feds can still bust you and prosecute you for selling and even possessing a certain amount of it. Just one more trap put out by the racists to snag unsuspecting and naive Black people who THINK they have more rights than they actually have. Some people never learn.
  8. You have two major groups of Trump supporters............ 1. Those who sincerely believe in him and see him and his presidency as an answer to all of their problems and 2. Those who KNOW better and know he's a demagogue but find his charisma useful to promote their nefarious agendas.
  9. As Troy pointed out in another thread, they said the same thing about Donald Trump. That he was such a character and that him being President was too ridiculous to even consider or entertain.....until November 2016 arrived.
  10. As I've said before, Greg's presence doesn't make one bit of difference to me one way or another. If I DID have a "choice of racists" to troll the site I'd prefer one who could present more powerful arguments I could actually go back and forth with like Jared Taylor.
  11. .....and fear is more powerful than money.
  12. ProfD The pussification of men started in the 70s after the major riots and rebellions of the 60s. The powers that be recognized that young men were the fuel that fed the revolution and potential to overturn the system so they immediately worked on effeminizing and castrating as many males as possible. They did this not only through the educational institutions but along with the vaccination programs and chemicals in the foods that lower the testosterone rate and sperm count. Dr. Tyrone Hayes and Dr. Wesley Muhammad have done extensive research on this. One point I would say is that it IS natural and common for Black men to CRY more than White men, simply because as a race we have stronger emotions and crying is simply a display of EXTREME emotion. People cry when they're HAPPY and ANGRY as well, not just when they're feeling sad or helpless. We used to warn White boys who came to our mostly Black schools that when they got into it with a Black boy and he started crying and shedding tears...be careful, lol. That's not always a sign that he's gonna run away....LOL. I've seen bruthas start crying right BEFORE opening fire on some other people. Cynique "Flamboyance" is a poor choice of words. Extreme confidence, swag, or even arrogance would have been better to describe the natural personality of most Black males.
  13. Something tells me as long as she's lived, she apparently hasn't learned TOO much or she wouldn't continue talking shit, lol. As long as she's lived, she should KNOW better by now...lol But I guess some people never learn....lol. Guess her and her "alter ego" gotta be put in their place. ...back in that dark dank closet.
  14. ProfD Well then THAT begs the question......... Why aren't WE promoting more inteligent Hiphop artists than the racists? In other words, if we know the racists are focusing on the negative and the clownish of our community (and many of us do) and they've BEEN doing it for decades now, then why haven't AfroAmerican producers, labels, and agents launched a COUNTER offensive and promote the positive Rappers in the media, online, on tours, etc.... Kanye West said 400 years of slavery was a CHOICE. Although I don't agree entirely with that statement nor his intentions behind it, I'm understanding it more and more. Once you REALIZE you are a victim and have been targeted but then continue to do little or nothing about it, what does that say?
  15. ProfD Absolutely it's raising an entire generation of sissified overly emotional men. I'm seeing so many young men who are petty and hyper-emotional like women. Rolling their eyes and being "catty" over the most mild of things like who didn't speak to them in the morning. They are obviously learning this mess from their mothers and don't have any (or enough) real men in their childhood to serve as proper role models. Niggaz all on television CRYING and snotting. All on CNN and other news channels crying and bawling over being mistreated in Target or Walmart or at an amusement park. And one of the worse things about this is no matter how much a man ACTS like a woman...most men will STILL treat him like another man, including most cops. They think if they start acting catty and hyper emotional like women do the cop will treat THEM the same way they treat his mother or sister and let him scream and yell and slap all over him and just ignore it..... and end up finding out the hard way.
  16. Atleast Greene KNOWS what and who she's performing for. This fool is a pawn and although he probably knows it he doesn't know HOW much of a buffoon he's being made of. MTG isn't stupid. She may not be the smartest but she's far from being stupid and she knows what she's saying, what she's doing, and why she's doing it. She has a strategy behind her rhetoric. This fool just gets up and says whatever is on his bird brain without thinking about it.
  17. Compare how articulately Ice Cube handles this interview back in 1991 with how most rappers of that age and older conduct themselves today! You can't TELL me a DE-volution isn't going on where the intelligence and articulation of so many of these young men have declined so much over the past 30 years. The stark contrasts are obvious.
  18. I've said it over and over again online and in real life. Lately I've been saying it at my job. People stand there and hear me, many even listen to me, but most of them don't react. I'm not sure if it's that they don't believe me or simply don't care because they got so much going on in their own lives. As AfroAmericans we can have ANYTHING WE WANT as long as you unite and demand it. Really, it doesn't take for all or even most of us to unite. All it takes is a CRITICAL MASS of AfroAmericans in any given setting and racism collapses or submits to our demands whatever they may be. Whether it's government programs, grants, more jobs, higher wages, more business opportunities, sexual favors, etc....history has shown over and over again that all it takes if for us to UNITE and then put forth a clear and uncompromising demand....backed up by a willingness to FIGHT if necessary...for us to get whatever demands we place. It's so frustrating to KNOW this and yet not see it being enacted to the extent I desire.
  19. ProfD It took me a while to understand that Black women are just highly emotional PERIOD. If they are angry...they tend to be VERY angry. But when they are happy and in love....they are the best lovers and the happiest. Emotions are energy, and our people are FULL of energy. It just has to be directed properly.
  20. That's right.....go somewhere and sit down. I know how sensitive you are so I try to handle you delicately, but if you keep playing with this grown man I'll mess around and hurt your feelings by accident, lol. And I don't want to do that.....if I can help it, lol
  21. HIs Republican handlers probably wouldn't allow that to happen. For the same reasons they didn't want Trump and Biden to debate eachother. If you follow National politics in these past 30 years, debates are becoming less and less common because the quality of the candidates....especially the Republican ones...are declining. Debates are an expression of not only one's policies but of how intelligent and quick thinking and witty a person is. When you're promoting airheads for office who's popularity is based soley on looks or charisma or inflammatory rhetoric instead of sound policy.....allowing them to debate is essentially political suicide. It will expose them like vampires in the sunlight. "Who in the hell left these damn windows and curtains open????"
  22. Coggins has an interesting habit of just simply IGNORING questions he doesn't want to answer regardless as how clearly or frequently they are presented to him. ....which is rather rude if not unethical for a regular member of an online community to do.
  23. I'm not an economics expert but to my knowledge "revenue" is the ENTIRE amount of money a corporation takes in.....not just the profit. The REVENUE may have declined but if their OVERHEAD (cost to operate the company) has also dropped significantly then they'll still come out ahead and quite possibly better than when they were receiving more overall revenue. A lot of these corporations have slashed so much overhead that even when their overall income declines they make a killing in profits.
  24. Troy Well..... Not sure about anybody else but certainly @Cynique does, lol. I'm sure the donations I send INFREQUENTLY (I don't think I've sent anything in since last year) doesn't scratch the SURFACE of what it costs to operate a site like this. But I appreciate the gratitude though. Since I haven't bought any books from your site (yet), it's one of the least things a person can do to contribute. I said before and I will continue to say, I think there should be some sort of ENDOWMENT program for AALBC since being a generation old and the largest online book club for AfroAmericans, it's actually an INSTITUTION at this point. BTW....did the letter arrive at your Starfinder Way address yet????
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