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Feel The Funk / Re: Black musicians not in "Black music."
« on: February 02, 2012, 07:40:55 am »
Death   they was a protopunk band from the 70's

BAD Brains

Living Colour



Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: May 23, 2011, 06:14:04 am »
My next game will probably be duke nuke em.    I just picked up crisis 2 on the cheap from amazon.   I am getting infamous 2 too.   

Anybody playing Brink?

General Discussion / Re: Dwayne McDuffie
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:19:06 pm »
man RIP to a great creator

Hard Choices / Re: Geeks or Jocks?
« on: January 06, 2011, 12:03:08 pm »
I was a smart jock.   played football, ran track, wrestled,  worked on the school paper, and was a perpetual honor roll student.    In college, found out most of the athletes were geeks too.   (comic books videogames, no dungeon and dragons stuff though

Hudlin TV / Re: Leverage and "Redjack"
« on: December 22, 2010, 01:40:53 pm »
Props to you son

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: December 06, 2010, 10:07:46 am »
has been fun, has been twisted.   Has more of the original humor than 3 did.    Not as nasty though

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: December 01, 2010, 10:17:50 am »
Fallout New Vegas has become a time suck.   

Hudlin TV / Re: Young Justice 'toon series coming to Cartoon Network
« on: December 01, 2010, 10:16:38 am »
to my understanding, this aqualad is the son of black manta.  The show was not bad and he was going toe to toe with superboy

Bp kind of dug into the avengers ass

BP represented in last wednesday's episode

Technology / Re: GAMERS THREAD
« on: October 25, 2010, 09:45:41 am »
Fallout : new vegas last week, Fable 3 this week.

The gall of some people!  :-[

Just heard NPR's radio show "Tell Me More"  hosted by Michel Martin this afternoon and she covers this issue in a discussion with Professor [Anita]  Hill's legal friends and how when they heard that thomas' wife called her office, everyone thought it was prank.  Y'know, the timing of this incident is dubious, at worst, considering we are just a mere 2 weeks before the mid-term elections.

Anyway, if anyone is to issue an apology, it would be me! :-\
I remember those testimonies during those hearings, where I was and who was around me; before I even knew what the differences between the concepts of conservative and liberal movements (well, actually, I knew what liberal was) were, what it meant for the Supreme Court (5-4)  and why...   the whole situation that had broke out at the Senate just seemed to me like an angry, Black woman trying to bring down a Black man. I strongly believe that had something like that happened today with the advent of the internet being as popular now than 20 years ago, thomas would not have been confirmed, much less nominated. 

So here is my apology to Prof. Hill:

I would like to apologize to you, ma'am,  for thinking at the time that you were an angry Black woman trying to bring a Black man down.  Had I known then what I know now, I would've had a much more clear sense of what you were actually doing;  You were warning the American people of this charleton about to take up space in one of the most powerful and (corrupt) highest court in the world and you wanted justice for a wrong that was done to you.

I feel you on that Battle.   I was thinking the same thing.     

Vox Populi / Re: The Legacy of President Obama
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:51:47 am »
technically it has not.   It requires you to have it, not buy it.   requires employers to provide it, however they do give exemptions (ask McDonald's)  but that would be a straw man argument.   I will leave those to others/   

Vox Populi / Re: The Legacy of President Obama
« on: October 20, 2010, 08:49:27 am »
EmperorJones, did you watch the video that I posted, above?  ???

I certainly do not minimize the horror of American slavery or the gross injustice of Jim Crow.

However, when I refer to slaves, I am not specifically referring to American history. Frequently the nations of Communist Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and Red China were referred to as slave states by those opposed to International Communism.

When the government tells you what you must buy, and when, and is empowered to order you to do so, and is also empowered to mandate that you involuntarily engage in other acts, and you must bow and abide by its will, that sounds very much like the beginnings of slavery. It is the antithesis of the limited Government, and empowerment of the Individual, that the Founders envisioned.

Why would any person (and particularly any person descended from slaves) willingly embrace being dominated by the State? The only reason I can imagine is in return for the promise of "the Master" to provide. Such a trade-off is short-sighted, and self-destructive, in my opinion.

When has the government since the election of Obama told us what to buy?  Specifically what acts has his administration made us do things against or will?  What rules have changed that have limited our freedom under the Obama Administration?   

Where are the higher taxes?  most tax increases for me have come at the state and local level, and ironically I live in a republican controlled  state and a republican controlled county.

Personally I think the average Tea Party Member/leader/ follower are full of sh*t.    They are not students of history or economics,  They scream socialism and liken everything to Nazi Germany, however the Nazi's were not socialist,in fact they put communist and socialist opposition to death.     Lowering Taxes and trickle down economics have never stimulated the economy.   One thing that happens when you give large businesses large tax cuts (free property and state tax waivers, ect)  it may attract new business to your state for a while, but when the the tax incentives run out, the businesses leave.   Ask Georgia and a lot of the South who are getting hit harder economically then many other parts of the country.   

Black Panther / Re: Black Panther: Man Without Fear
« on: October 18, 2010, 12:03:42 pm »
saw the preview.  looks kind of wack.  more deconstructing,    will give it a chance.   but a very small one.

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