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Old 12th Oct 2018, 17:08
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What are you, some kind of masochist, listening to rap?
If that was directed in my general direction... for the record I have never listened to C Rap. Only been irritated by snippets when channel surfing or stuck in traffic with a moron with open windows and a too powerful sound system for their IQ.
It is a foul medium for those who cannot sing and cannot think. Add a lot of gangster criminality for the flourishes. Trump's token black entertainer is a prime example.
Kind of scary how many peeps like it, but you only have to look at them to understand.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 19:25
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I see, ONE loud-mouth black rapper joins the conservatives, and only now is condemned for his lifestyle, music, and language?

What does that say about the rest of the 119,634 rappers just as foul, just as rude, just as punk who are on the liberal side?

Seems a bit of a double standard here. If a black rapper is a liberal - well, that's just fine. But as soon as they join the conservatives, all the hate comes out! West isn't my cup of musical tea, nor are the rest of the same genre. Strangely, I listened to what the guy had to say in his long rant, and about 90% of made sense. Far, far more blacks are killed by their own kind than by cops. The Dems have had a lock on Chicago and Detroit for decades, and what do the minorities have to show for their loyalty? Prison reform(actually sentencing reform) was a big platform deal when the Dems spoke about it. Here's the same theme being discussed by a black conservative and now it's suddenly bad? Because it came from West?

Weird. We honestly welcome anyone. Blacks, browns, whites, men, women, etc. The liberals talk about inclusiveness, but anyone not exactly like them seems to be deemed less human.
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 20:09
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ONE loud-mouth black rapper joins the conservatives, and only now is condemned for his lifestyle, music, and language
Nah.
Never liked him in any way or the clones from the get go.

And they are all dancing around the real question.
Why is so much of the American black community an absolute failure?
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 20:47
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Why is so much of the American black community an absolute failure?
Simply because the "progressive" movement, in their never ending guilt over slavery, and their strange reaction to the true civil rights issues, decided to "support" the black community with massive infusions of cash, made them dependent on said cash, and destroyed the motivation of the black male to support and care for his family.

Also, and appropriate to the discussion here, because the media and entertainment industry encouraged the development of a black "culture" which still prevents many bright black people from becoming productive members of the overall American cultural milieu.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 05:56
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"....because the media and entertainment industry encouraged the development of a black "culture" which still prevents many bright black people from becoming productive members of the overall American cultural milieu."

Agree

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Old 14th Oct 2018, 06:33
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And how about THIS?


or https://boingboing.net/2018/10/13/sc...an-mcduck.html

Wealth beyond a certain point is pointless as far as one's personal life goes.
You only need so much (quite a lot) to have peace of mind. Happiness is something else that is up to you.
More than one luxury super-yacht is enough.

One of my (fairly) wealthy friends summed it up nicely.
"No, I don't have enough money to do everything I want,
but I do have enough money not to have to do the things I don't want to do".


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Old 14th Oct 2018, 12:08
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1,000+ Hondurans left Honduras today, walking to the US, after calls from the US to stop mass (illegal) migration from Honduras.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 14:59
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
And how about THIS?

Wealth beyond a certain point is pointless as far as one's personal life goes.
You only need so much (quite a lot) to have peace of mind. Happiness is something else that is up to you.
More than one luxury super-yacht is enough.

One of my (fairly) wealthy friends summed it up nicely.
"No, I don't have enough money to do everything I want,
but I do have enough money not to have to do the things I don't want to do".


Mac
Well there is nothing actually preventing this lady from paying more tax if she wants to - the IRS will accept a cheque.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 16:17
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
It was in the US the crap rap was invented, now you suffer.
Truth be told, so do we.
Per

You've found more material to bolster your hatred of the US, congrats.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 17:59
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
1,000+ Hondurans left Honduras today, walking to the US, after calls from the US to stop mass (illegal) migration from Honduras.
Just in time for the mid terms. Whoever organized this should be ashamed of themselves.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 20:40
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post



You've found more material to bolster your hatred of the US, congrats.
My hatred of the US? Oh dear, where did that come from? If I hated it so much, why have I frequently visited since '69? Why did we take a four weeks vacation there, driving from Seattle to Vancouver and then all the way down to San Diego, fly on to New Orleans, and then to Miami, drive to Orlando and spend a week at Disneyworld? Why did we host an American exchange student, and visit her and her family in San Francisco? We even celebrated the Fourth of July with friends in North Stonington, Ct, to where we drove from Newark and back. I have, as icing on the cake, owned American cars, and if that's not a sacrifice on the altar of the mighty US of A, I don't know what is.
I do however not like rap. Do you?
Methinks someone is getting a bit paranoid.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 21:45
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I don't like rap either, I however don't feel the need to single out a particular nation to note that.

Owning an American car is evidence of not being being anti American? Got it.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 05:02
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Don't know if many of you caught Trump's interview on "60 Minutes" tonight.

By far the best interview I've every heard him give. He handled that aggressive old bag like playing a Strad. Said a couple of silly things, of course, like always, but made his points, didn't get drawn in by her efforts to catch him up. The man is really coming into his own now.

Naturally, the media tonight is all over him about how he messed everything up, more proof that he's just fine.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 05:56
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
I don't like rap either, I however don't feel the need to single out a particular nation to note that.

Owning an American car is evidence of not being being anti American? Got it.
I'm not so sure you did get it, but be that as it may. Enough off topic.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 11:52
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So it turns out Elizabeth Warren does in fact have Native American ancestry.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...SVO/story.html
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 13:59
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So it turns out Elizabeth Warren does in fact have Native American ancestry.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...SVO/story.html

And we are all related to Neanderthals, try and get into Harvard on that.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 21:03
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post
So it turns out Elizabeth Warren does in fact have Native American ancestry.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...SVO/story.html

But the generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.

That's from the report from the Globe, she's less American Indian than most European descended Americans.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 21:32
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As Ben Shapiro said, "the same media that says two X-chromosomes does not make you automatically a woman, is now saying that a single ancestor 10 generations back is enough to make you an Indian".

You can't make this stuff up!
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 22:27
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post
So it turns out Elizabeth Warren does in fact have Native American ancestry.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/pol...SVO/story.html
Cherokee Nation isn't buying. Frankly, neither is anyone with a passing understanding of statistics, and history of American settlement. Her generations test goes back to the Pilgrims. The real history of American settlement tells us there was plenty of 'intermixing' of Euro and local blood. I'm more Native Amer than she is. One would have to search long and hard in the US to find a white person with LESS genetic Native Amer markers than she has.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 00:09
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The stunt has certainly backfired - she has pissed off the Cherokee Nation and made herself even more of a laughing stock. Doesn't bode well for the advice she is getting about running in 2020.

Looks like a tossup between Joe Biden and Oprah..
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