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Vox Populi / The Patriot Act.
« on: October 06, 2006, 08:59:32 am »
True or False.

1. Most government officials who support/denounce the Patriot Act, have actually read the enitre document.

2. It is possible to read the Patriot Act as a stand alone.

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Latest Flicks / Has DVD Technology Cheapen Movies?
« on: October 05, 2006, 09:05:43 am »
I feel that since the DVD boom, studios are finding new ways to attarct people to buy their movies to watch at home. At first it was nice to see an alternate ending to a thought provoking production. But it worked so well that it seems that shooting extras for the DVD has become just as important as the released stuff. Take for example the X3 DVD, where some of the delted scenes would have made the movie much better. There is no excuse for them not being in there. Why? Because the released movie was barely over an hour.

How much of the total sales a movie makes is from DVD and VHS sales?


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Black Panther / Black Panther #21 Preview
« on: October 04, 2006, 03:52:05 pm »

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Other Comics / Question.
« on: September 30, 2006, 08:08:07 am »
Can Monica Rambeau remain in an energy form for as long as she likes?  ???

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Vox Populi / The Army is Better, Now That TEH GAY Has Been Elimanated.
« on: September 23, 2006, 09:07:18 am »
Check this out,





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"Pat Robertson on Sunday said that Hurricane Katrina was God’s way of expressing its anger at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its selection of Ellen Degeneres to host this year’s Emmy Awards. 'By choosing an avowed lesbian for this national event, these Hollywood elites have clearly invited God’s wrath,' Robertson said on 'The 700 Club” on Sunday. “Is it any surprise that the Almighty chose to strike at Miss Degeneres’ hometown?'"

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General Discussion / What is wrong with this sentence?
« on: September 16, 2006, 01:43:57 pm »
I'm an adult wo/man who takes naps.


Since when do adults take scheduled naps? I was chatting with former teachers of mine and found out they take naps. Like babies and toddlers.  Can't make this stuff up. :D

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Vox Populi / The South American Dilemma
« on: August 30, 2006, 04:00:45 pm »
Well instead of derailing an already established thread that discusses a specific problem/solution, I think we can continue here. Okay?

Here is the last set of quotes regarding this topic:

Cienciano,

I look at history and stumble upon guys like W.E.B DuBois , who along with several leaders of African nations, in the early 1900s, tried to rekindle the "tribe" status of black people in the diaspora. Even Marcus Garvey tried and in the end the truth is that it never seems to work out when it's different sets of black people from different nations. So it is my view that a band-aid maybe needed to mend one's wounds while a stitch is needed for another's wound.

But like I said, I feel for your position mainly because I can somewhat identify with you. I wouldn't mind talking about the problems people in Sus America face. Though I can only speak in general. Among many I find these constants: discrimmination, devasting poverty and political corruption. First, I wanna parapharse Franz Fernan a bit, he said that only the oppressors can free themselves from oppression but first they must want complete freedom. He goes on to warn against accepting false generosity which I think all impoverished people fall prey to.


I think that the reason why South America has been "third world" for as looooooong as I can remember is because of slavery. Blashphemy you say?!  :P I say so because I see Sus America as an abandon factory, while the enslaved toiled the money and wealth went to build Europe. Some stayed and built mansions and what not but those were few compared to the enslaved and "half-bred" folks. Fast forward a couple of centuries and you have what we see today, the poor people suffering, the political leaders getting fat(not in weight), the quality of life sub-standard to that of most pets and the list goes on.

But do you think people from your nation see themselves as oppressed? And if so, by who?

I think that the reason why South America has been "third world" for as looooooong as I can remember is because of slavery. Blashphemy you say?!  :P I say so because I see Sus America as an abandon factory, while the enslaved toiled the money and wealth went to build Europe. Some stayed and built mansions and what not but those were few compared to the enslaved and "half-bred" folks. Fast forward a couple of centuries and you have what we see today, the poor people suffering, the political leaders getting fat(not in weight), the quality of life sub-standard to that of most pets and the list goes on.

But do you think people from your nation see themselves as oppressed? And if so, by who?

it's a bunch of things togheter that keeps our countries as sub-development ones, as third world countries.
colonial history, an ''independence'' that wasn't an independece really, we are not industralized, we just sell  raw materials, we never stood as a nation, we have racial problems, ethnic problems, lack of national identity, we never have a strong and democratic state etc.
but if people feel opressed , it's mainly by the economical system, by the capitalist system.
capitalism here in south america don't work like in europe or in the u.s.a., here capitalism is crude, savage. cero social securities, all benefits for the owners of the companies.
all the money for outside the country or for just a bunch of richs while most of the population remains in poverty.
that's why the new goverment, a social democratic party, want to implement a lot of social programs, and not let it all to the free market laws.

In school we are thought that guys like Bolivar, Sucre and Santander fought for our freedom but that's not necessarily the truth. Most of those men fought for their personal ambitions of power. Most of them just wanted the things to be the same way they were under Spain's rule but with them in charge. The countrymen, slaves and ex-slaves and the indigenes their lives changed little after the so called independence wars. These conditions have remain until today. The politicians lie to the people to achieve power but when they get in office their obedience is just for the money of the rich families who are descendants of the oppressors of the colonial days and the money of international corporations.



In that regard we’re not that different from U.S.A. the lives of Native Americans and black Americans changed little with England’s defeat. The improvements in human rights just came after a long and hard battle and yet today with Health care and unemployment security the lives of Black Americans is way harder and more difficult that those of their White counterparts and can be easily comparable to those of third world dweller of third world nations. Just take what happened during the hurricane Katrina as example. NO matter what the “neo-conservatives” says that would’ve never happen in a predominantly white area.




Humble opinion:
Rich black people and there are lots of them: Should get together and put their money in action.
How: Investing in the communities they came from.

Ramdom queistion: Why didn’t Lionel Richi adopted a black girl instead of that fat blond cow who used to make a fool of herself on TV each five seconds?

PS: IT is good for the tribe that its members marry outside of it? If so why OR why not?


I think that the reason why South America has been "third world" for as looooooong as I can remember is because of slavery. Blashphemy you say?!  :P I say so because I see Sus America as an abandon factory, while the enslaved toiled the money and wealth went to build Europe. Some stayed and built mansions and what not but those were few compared to the enslaved and "half-bred" folks. Fast forward a couple of centuries and you have what we see today, the poor people suffering, the political leaders getting fat(not in weight), the quality of life sub-standard to that of most pets and the list goes on.

But do you think people from your nation see themselves as oppressed? And if so, by who?

it's a bunch of things togheter that keeps our countries as sub-development ones, as third world countries.
colonial history, an ''independence'' that wasn't an independece really, we are not industralized, we just sell  raw materials, we never stood as a nation, we have racial problems, ethnic problems, lack of national identity, we never have a strong and democratic state etc.
but if people feel opressed , it's mainly by the economical system, by the capitalist system.
capitalism here in south america don't work like in europe or in the u.s.a., here capitalism is crude, savage. cero social securities, all benefits for the owners of the companies.
all the money for outside the country or for just a bunch of richs while most of the population remains in poverty.
that's why the new goverment, a social democratic party, want to implement a lot of social programs, and not let it all to the free market laws.

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Other Comics / Blade gets an ongoing series. Also, preview of Blade#1.
« on: August 25, 2006, 02:34:44 pm »
You guys seem to really enjoy the Blade team-up in BP, so would you be interested in an ongoing?

Quote
The star of three blockbuster movies and a hit television series is finally getting what he deserves…his very own ongoing comic series. Blade #1 sees the return of the Blade to his own comic and he’s taking on all comers, whether it be supervillain or supernatural.


Here's a link.



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Other Comics / Snakes on A Plane: The Comicbook. No joke. Stop laughing.
« on: August 23, 2006, 08:46:11 pm »
Must..re..sist. Here you go, Snakes on A [mufu*in'] Plane the [mufu*in'] comicbook:

http://www.dccomics.com/comics/?cm=5958

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General Discussion / Count to 100.
« on: August 21, 2006, 12:03:52 am »
One number per post, one story per number and consecutive numbers, eh?

1: Hmm, well there's only one universe.  :P

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Other Comics / This Ant thing has been bugging me..
« on: August 19, 2006, 12:40:39 pm »
Man, I'm not smart. Not intelligent, certianly not clever. Can't understand how Ant is a dream of a girl, whose dad is in jail and mother returns, but get this...Ant interacts in the real world via a diary!  :o Not to mention she drinks her costume?

In Layman terms please?

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Vox Populi / How come no one is talking about...
« on: August 16, 2006, 09:11:04 am »
..the foiled terrorist plans to blow up several planes 9/11 style. The British police found that the men were using liquid explosives that they would carry on as water. And I must say, it darn sure looks like water.

Anyways aside from George Bush riding this to propaganda heaven, I think it's a job well done by the British police. But I can't help but feel scared that the terroist have that type of technology.

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Other Comics / Just an observation.
« on: August 13, 2006, 02:41:21 pm »
Is it me or are most of Marvel's prominent black superheroines leaders of a team?


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Sports Talk / What makes something a sport?
« on: August 05, 2006, 11:57:46 am »
So...Are they?

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