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  1. Troy

    Royal Wedding, Are. You. Watching?

    @Cynique good point. I don't mean to suggest the information can only be communicated through books. Videos are a great way to learn about far flung places and cultures. Before technology we replied upon an oral communication. The bottom line is personal first hand information is not always the best or even possible. @Mel Hopkins I never studied journalism but something is unclear to me. First hand experience, as I understand it is, one witnessing something happen. Now if you read something I witnessed is what I wrote considered a "First/Primary" source?
  2. Troy

    OPRAH. INTERVIEWS On. Sunday's.

    I'll take that as a "yes." You'd make a fine capitalist. Slave owners convinced themselves too that they were providing better opportunities for their darkies too.
  3. Troy

    Royal Wedding, Are. You. Watching?

    This is why you can simply consume american propaganda. We have to read widely and outside out culture. If one did that they would not need to visit any place to learn this. It would take less time and be far cheaper. In fact it is the only way most of us can learn since most of us don't have the resources to travel the world. Most of us however can travel to the library.
  4. @Pioneer1 aren't you asking for proof in this statement? This reads to me as if you are asking for proof. What did I miss? Again, the correlation between the educational levels of those incarcerated compared to the general public are well know -- I should not have to prove this to you. You can easily look it up. Yes, of course, I see how evil people can and do use the this correlation to purposely label less educated people as more violent. I have not taken, nor asserted, that beflier -- despite the fact that you and @Delano have reacted, quite irrationally, to me as if I had.
  5. I knew women like this, indeed one is still a very close friend after 35 years. They were tough on the outside and sweet on the inside. Don't get me wrong cross her and she'll fu*k you up. But if you are cool there is no better friend. Sometimes I think the initial dissing or tough exterior is a defense mechanism, an unwillingness to show any vulnerability which some men will attempt to exploit. So these sisters preempt all of the by going on the offensive. As I engage more in the dating scene today I have not come across this behavior at all. I think women don't want to risk needlessly turning off a potential prospect. As far as producing stronger men and better relationships -- who knows? I don't think the behavior is very common.
  6. @Mel Hopkins, Hackers are the ban of the internet. It is another reason we have fewer indie websites. It you don't stay on top of your website it will be brought down. Mis a couple of WordPress Updates and you are toast. Well @Pioneer1 this is why this particular scam should not work. If they had the goods on you they would simply send them. Besides assuming they actually had the goods what is to stop them from asking for more money even after you paid them. But again try this millions of times and you will fool someone.
  7. I was out to dinner with a some friends last night and one of the women described how she was victimized in an online scam. She was also trolled with an email similar to the ones I receive all the time. When an entity hacks into say Target's servers and steals passwords this is a VERY big deal. Many of us use the same passwords on multiple systems. So if your password is stolen from Target they may now also have your bank account's password. This data is freely available to the dark web and sophisticated scammers know how to exploit people beyond simple identity thief. I've included an example of a scam email below. Now I would NEVER pay someone under these conditions so this scam can not work on me. Besides I don't have three grand laying around. Still I could see where someone would be quite concerned about seeing an email of this, because my actual password (long since changed) is included and the nature of the treat. Like the "NIgerian prince" scam. If one sends enough of these messages out you'll snag a few live ones. Plus the email sounds plausible; It is of course possible to hack into a computer and take over the camera, and people do and visit porn sites and jack off to them 😲. Before the advent of social media porn was the largest form of traffic on the internet. Here is the email: “I will cut to the chase. I do know johnsonpcc1 is your password. Moreover, I know your secret and I've evidence of it. You do not know me personally and nobody hired me to look into you. It's just your misfortune that I found your misadventures. Well, I setup a malware on the adult video clips (sex sites) and you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). When you were busy watching videos, your web browser started working as a Rdp (Remote control desktop) that has a keylogger which provided me access to your display and also web camera. Immediately after that, my software collected all of your contacts from messenger, facebook, and mailbox. I then gave in more time than I probably should've into your life and generated a double-screen video. First part shows the video you had been watching and 2nd part displays the view of your web camera (its you doing inappropriate things). Honestly, I'm ready to forget about you and let you get on with your life. And my goal is to provide you two options that can accomplish this. The two choices with the idea to ignore this letter, or just pay me $ 3200. Let’s understand those 2 options in details. Option 1 is to ignore this mail. You should know what is going to happen if you take this path. I will definitely send your video recording to all of your contacts including close relatives, co-workers, and so on. It does not help you avoid the humiliation your household will feel when friends uncover your sordid videos from me. Other Option is to pay me $ 3200. We’ll call it my “privacy tip”. Now let me tell you what happens if you choose this path. Your secret remains your secret. I will destroy the recording immediately. You move on with your routine life like none of this ever happened. Now you must be thinking, “I should go to the cops”. Without a doubt, I have taken steps to ensure this message cannot be tracked returning to me and yes it will not steer clear of the evidence from destroying your life. I am not planning to dig a hole in your pocket. I just want to be paid for time I place into investigating you. Let's assume you decide to generate all this vanish entirely and pay me the confidentiality fee. You will make the payment through Bitcoin (if you don't know this, search "how to buy bitcoins" in google search) Amount to be sent: $ 3200 Receiving Bitcoin Address: 1AeMyWdsjHk4rAexuAz46R6yjPjvHTLyB9 (It's cASe sensitive, so copy and paste it carefully) Tell nobody what you would be sending the Bitcoins for or they possibly will not sell it to you. The process to acquire bitcoin usually takes a short time so do not delay. I've a specific pixel within this email message, and now I know that you have read this mail. You have 24 hours to make the payment. If I don't receive the BitCoins, I will definately send your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, coworkers, and many others. You better come up with an excuse for friends and family before they find out. Nevertheless, if I receive the payment, I will destroy the video immediately. It's a non negotiable one time offer, thus don't ruin my personal time and yours. Your time has started.” The web is still like the wild wild west. I don’t like to play with hackers because they could easily destroy my site before breakfast — and there would be nothing I could do about it — no place to go for justice… not even street justice. Given the nature of the corporate dominated web today, a video of me pleasuring myself would help raise the profile of the website tremendously. As “45” proves, time and time again, there is no such thing as bad publicity.
  8. Troy

    Royal Wedding, Are. You. Watching?

    I'm not sure we are in disagreement @Mel Hopkins I agree one's motivation, for travel and reading, is important. If I substituted MIami for Disney would that make a difference in my analogy? Again, I say both visiting and reading is ideal and that I personally prefer visiting than reading, but visiting requires a lot more time than reading. I think I know Florida better than more Floridians. I been to every corner of the state from Panama City to Dry Tortugus. I've lived in Tampa and West Palm Beach I recruited students at FAMU and done volunteer work in Okeechobee. I've swam in every major beach, visited most of the Black-owned bookstores, vacation in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Sanibel and Captiva, I've ridden an airboat in the everglades, fished on both coasts, etc etc. But this is after more than 30 years of experience. I can learn about all of this and more in a few good books in a san of a few months. Bottom line, you can know a place simple by visiting. You really need to do both. If you visit a place and believe you know it without reading about it, I think you will simply be under-informed. @Pioneer1 you make a good point regarding eyewitness testimony. I think we put too much weight our personal experiences in terms of what we believe to be true. We simply can't experience more than we can read in a book. Indeed our collective hubris believing that we can is responsible for repeating historical errors and failing to lean from the experiences of others.
  9. Fuck Zuck! That scumbag is so greedy he is more concerned about making money than he is about providing a platform for the propagation of fake news and information. For a fee his algorithms make sure the information disseminated by holocaust deniers is pushed into the news feeds of people stupid enough to believe it. It is why 45 is in office and the reason Zuck is bazillionare.
  10. Hello ladies I was trying to research your book but i could not find a website. Can you post the book's ISBN13? -- thanks
  11. Troy

    Royal Wedding, Are. You. Watching?

    This statement does not resonate with me at all. Ideally, it is best to read and visit a place. But if you are interested in learning about a place, and can only read about it or visit it. I would choose reading. I say reading because you can get more more information about a place than you can visiting it. You can read about more locations you can read the historical context you can read the perspectives of locals, and the collective observations of many others. You simply can't do this on a visit. Don;t get me wrong I love to travel and if I personally had a choice I would rather visit a place than read about it, but I'd also recognize that my experience is very limited and may even be misleading. It is saying you know something about Florida, because you visited Disney. When I visited Nigeria the Brother I was staying with told me I should read Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa before I came. He told me it would help me understand what I would see on my visit. I followed his advice and I'm glad I did. I simply would not have had a clue why NIgeria is in the state that it is in. Indeed many of the people who live there don't know. I also came to discover that I knew more about Nigerian writers than many of the locals. Personal experience can only take you so far @Pioneer1 books and the internet have the potential to advance man's knowledge tremendously. It is just unfortunate that capitalists have perverted the internet and it is having the opposite effect -- making us less informed or worse, ill informed. Sure books can be used for evil too, but we can choose the books we read, while the garbage on social media is pushed to us and we consume it unfiltered.
  12. I have copied the protocols document to the AALBC server as it appears to be in the public domain: https://aalbc.com/pdf/protocols.pdf I will read it later maybe make it available in printed form -- just to make it easier to read. I hate reading long form content on a computer screen and none of my ebook readers still work.
  13. Del I'm afraid to admit I'm a "Google House Nigga." As much as I complain about Amazon and social media, Google is the real Massa of this here Internet. Google can put me on the whipping post or allow me to enjoy the craps of heir dominance. I make far more money from Google than I do from the sale of books... Let that sit with you for a minute.
  14. Troy

    ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO

    Speaking of "Moors" I created a mug that I thought would attack interest but I never sold a single one:
  15. @Delano you don't use Google. I proud of you. @Cynique, absolutely. It is all about secure and maintaining power.
  16. “The white world — the West — is seen now as a dying creature, totally bereft of spirituality. This being the case, the only hope is for some kind of psychic withdrawal from its values and assumption. Not just America, but most of the noncolored world had been in the process of destroying the spiritual roots of mankind, while not substituting anything meaningful for this destruction.” –Larry Neal I just now posted an article, “The Black Arts Movement’s Attack on W.E.B. Du Bois’ Theory of Double Consciousness,” written by our new book club moderator, @Tony Lindsay. Reading Neal's quote made me think about this conversation and we see nothings has change, indeed it has probably gotten worse. Seems to me we need a new movement not unlike the Black Arts Movement or the Negritude Movement. In some ways I really do think we are at the beginning of a new movement. Some historian will name it later, but really do think we are witnessing the beginning of a positive change.
  17. @Delano I suspect my Google query skills are probably better than yours; I used a time filter on my query. I did not have to go past page one (again it took me 5 seconds of effort). Rand is not the only prominent Republic supporting Trump's statements. I'm confident I could find others, but I suspect you'd just give me another hoop to jump if I produced one.
  18. Troy

    ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND WE GO

    @Cynique that was brilliant. I laughed all the way through this. It was insightful and on point and just damn funny! Thanks you so much for brightening my day! This is a perfect ending to a long day. I've been at it for over 13 hours. I'm gonna make myself a nice dinner and grab a glass of wine. Thanks again Cynique. Indeed, thanks everyone for participating! I know, I know, I have to do better with my typos😞
  19. Jesus Christ @Delano this took 5 seconds to find. Rand Paul sides with Trump on Russia, says critics 'motivated' by dislike of president. “Republicans that are making the criticism are either the pro-war Republicans like McCain and Graham or the anti-Trump ones like Sasse … They are motivated by their persistent and consistent dislike of the president.” Rand Paul is a Senator from Kentucky Now what do you have to say? For the record, thought it was literally 5 seconds, it was not worth my time, but I did it because it was you. 🙂
  20. Actually I'm not @Pioneer1 everyone knows there are innocent people locked up and guilty people running free. Sure you have to believe that the majority of people locked up are guilty right? Also the guilty people running around would hurt my argument because they would be considered part of the general population. Pioneer why do you keep demanding proof. You have no proof and I've never said i have proof. I have presented a factual correlation. all the gradious assumptions are yours (and Del's). @Delano, or shall I say Mr. Strawman, why are you now introducing race into the question? I never mentioned anything about race. But if you want to go there, surely you must agree that uneducated white people are more violent that the educated ones. Do you think the low level membership of Klan is made up of people like Richard Feynman? No I did not get the get the Boris and Natasha reference. I was never a fan of that cartoon 😉
  21. @Pioneer1 The reason is that markers are brilliant. They understand human psychology and exploit us with ever more sophisticated techniques and tools. When individuals from Eastern culture are exposed to western values they are converted -- in a single generation. They, like us, are left spiritually empty as a result. More money, more stuff, more sex, more, sports, more food, fancier phone, facebook likes and we are never satisfied. We don't even know what need or what will make us happy.
  22. @Pioneer1 is your argument; "He is arguing class as a function of income." as @Delano asserts? Please answer this simple question. Thanks.
  23. Troy

    OPRAH. INTERVIEWS On. Sunday's.

    Sure collective effort is important, but I think greed is the prime motivator for the European colonialist and capitalist. The development of weapons including guns and atomic bombs and the willingness to use them is a big deal. The willing to enslave another human, in perpetuity, then create some "science" and use religion to justify it is some serious shit. WHo does this?! The indigenous people across the America worked together before they were exterminated. The African kidnapped from Africa too lived in communities that worked together. These groups just did not work collective for evil. Look our smartest people are working for Facebook for Christ's sake. In previous generation these geniuses were working for the manhattan project. The upper class is all about getting as rich as possible at the expense of all of us. If you were worth a few hundred billion of dollars could you live with yourself having the people who work for you making $9 an hour? You think Bezos is losing a second of sleep?
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