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 04-01-2006, 12:18 Post: 127005
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I wrote this "Female Black Congresswoman" (her description not mine) to let her know that in my 54 years I've never considered myself to be a racist but that people like her are fast turning me into one. I read the attached article and, well, it gets me going more than a few cups of strong coffee. I'm just sick and tired of the "Race Card" being played for every little thing that these people (YES, THESE PEOPLE) don't like. I wonder if I went into one of the House Office Buildings, raced past security and refused to STOP when requested (THREE TIMES) if they'd run after me and do more than grab me? I'd probably get my ass kicked and that's the way it should be. If it was a few BLACK security officers that stopped me would I be able to yell discrimination? Would Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'reilly appear with me on National TV to show support for a "Brother"? If they did, would the term "Brother" be offensive to some in that example?
If security DIDN'T stop her under the scenario given they would be negligent in their job as far as I'm concerned. Personally, I think if "these people" didn't make such an issue of race all the time then the issue of race would disappear. While I'm on the subject...Why is it that everybody from a foreign country that is living here carries around the flag of THEIR NATIVE country (or their Great Great Grandfather's native country) when protesting something in this country? Do you live here or not? Do you want to live here? If you don't like it here don't try to screw with what has been pretty darn good for a few hundred years; don't try to make me change to YOUR customs and DON'T expect me to speak YOUR language. I've gotten somewhat used to the English language and American customs. Just leave and take your flag, which you obviously love more than this one, with you! I believe everyone should be treated equally and fairly. That means that no matter what color you are you don't get treated any differently. Let me repeat that. NO MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU ARE! That means being OF COLOR is NO LONGER AN EXCUSE to be treated better than the average Joe Blow!
If Representative McKinney was in Iran for Government business and was attacked by Iranians for not wearing her burqa properly, I, as a fellow American, would be outraged and (If present) would defend her as a fellow American and in that respect, a Sister. Not because she's black, white, red, or yellow but as a fellow American and fellow human being. It's when people start yelling color that I REALLY take notice of it. Perhaps more of this story will come out that has yet to be told and it will shed a whole new light. Until it does, that's how I feel. Maybe it's just me!






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 04-01-2006, 12:43 Post: 127006
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My duaghter said to me when she was 12 years old "Dad, I don't know what Prejudice is but they (Blacks) keep telling me"
I think it is time that we refer to ALL of ourselves as Americans and enough of this segregating on employemnet forms etc are you" Afro-American, Latin-American, Irish-American, Italian-American, Mexican-American or White?" Damn, I am a color and everyone else has American in their titles. Laughing out loud MAybe we should take the flags away and call em all just plain AMERICAN. Either you are or your are NOT. THere should be ONE language, English, speak it or leave. Go to France and try to order a meal, only in the toruists areas will you get anyone that speaks English, otherwise if you want to eat, learn French. Afirmative-Action showed favoritism and enough is enough.
I was reading a News story awhile back where some Black Leader (maybe Jackson or SHarpton) was bitching that the jails hold more Blacks than Whites. He never spoke the extra words to really complete what he was insinuating which was clearly, The courts are against the Blacks. When he was finished it was revealed that Blacks commit more crimes against other Blacks than Whites do to them or to themselves and the jails had more because it was probably because they did more to get there.....
As long as people are willing to feed these ridiculous claims they will be around for a long time to come. Look at the Native Americans...(see) they were hunted and shot for fun. Yet how often do you hear them complaining and they live in the worst poverty? Did you ever hear of Cowboys and Negroes? Or any childhood game that involved hating Blacks? Me either.... we had einy miny mighty moe which was the only thing I can recall about blacks that might have been bad, but I would have on two six guns and a Cowboy hat and my day was most always riding my broomstick and out hunting Indians.......... Today I have the Greatest of respect for the Native American... Can't quite say the same about the Blacks, not as long as they muster under the likes of Jackson who has gotten his fortunes for threatening big companies, or idiot Sharpton, let them muster around the likes of Powell or Rice and they would have an excellent chance.








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 04-01-2006, 22:14 Post: 127024
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Dont get me going!!
I had as good of an "IN" as anyone could ever wish they had. My dad rented (after his divorce from my mom) and lived with a captain on the local fire department and the other guy who owned the house and also lived there was the city's fire chief. (Yes, at one time in my life I dreamed of being a fireman). Scored a 97% on the written test, passed the physical portion of the test with no problems.
This is when the bomb shell hit. Loyd (the fire chief) told my father that there was a quota that they needed to meet with this hiring, they needed 4 minority and only had one opening for a WHITE MALE. There was one person who already was a fireman and was in school for his paramedic (future). He was a shoe in! I was told that I should apply again the next year and for sure he would be able to help push my future career to the next level. The hireing break down by race and gender went as 2 women, 2 african-Americans, and one White male already trained. After a certain amount of time you have to pass a emt training course or you are fired. Well you guessed it. both of the untrained "men" did not pass and ultimately were terminated and or quit. One of the women (by the end of the first 6 month period filed a sexual harrasement complaint) and wound up quiting as she pursued her lawsuit. The last woman got pregnant and decided a leave of absence was in order for her! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud. As they say in my "home land" "Kiss my Polish Dupa!" Bottom line is that by the time the next hireing came around, I already was 3 years into the tool and die trade adn had a baby. I made the mistake of "giving in" to the hireing qouta. There is Nothing "Equal" in Equal opportunity employing when you need to put waht race you are. I often wondered WHY a company is even allowed to ASK what race you are if it is equal opportunity employment. That point should not even come into the picture?

As for your comments about the american indians. I have an opinion that is never talked about. In fact, you have a hard time finding any info on it. How many times did one tribe take land and territory from anouther tribe in a battle?? Think about it? Can one American indian ask for some of the money from the casino's (say from) anouther indian tribe thatmay of been involved in taking land from them (or their great great great great father inlaw?
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 04-02-2006, 16:02 Post: 127033
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I don't beleive I know of a single case where any Native American Troibe took land from another tribe. They all beleived that the land was the fleshof their Mother. They may have gone to battle with another tribe to gain more Buffalo, but other than the Pueblo Indians mose tribes were not settled, they were more of a nomadic people and followed the Buffalo or whatever. Villages were here one day and gone the next.
Columbus was a ruthless bastard and should not be in our history books as a hero. He is the man who you can credit slavery to. He came here and he alone was responsible for thousands of Native Americans being murdered. He would cut the frontsof their feet off so they couldn't run away and took dozens back to SpPain and Portgual to be used as slaves. His men murdered thousands upon thousands and it is No wonder that the Red Man hated the White man. How many Explorers came here and planted a Lance in the ground and declared it for another country. DeSoto, Columbus, Cook, Megellan, and many more.
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Oh well. Hey, I am not trying to be a Racists, I am fed up with everyone claiming I am doing something to them and in reality I am the one being singled out. I hear Jesse BIG OUTH Jackson always accusing someone of having a Racist conspiracy behind their motives and tlak bad about the Whites all of the time. Claims I have mistreated his people etc etc. GOD Dang the Civil War was over almost 140 years ago and i have never done no harm to any Black person. NEVER. Yet, i am looked at by them as if I belong to some friggin Black Hate Gang or something. I think that is what my daughter was trying to say. I am NOT a Color I am an American...period.






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 04-02-2006, 20:33 Post: 127042
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I feel it incumbent upon me to comment on the recent sexual assault accusations against the Duke university students by a black woman. If these accusations are true (and it seems the evidence supports the claim) that is also an outrage and I would hope the attacker(s) are quickly caught and face justice.






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 04-02-2006, 21:14 Post: 127044
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There are some real problems with that case in terms of the victims time line.

Something bad probably happened there but if it has been embellished or lied about it may get scuttled.






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 04-02-2006, 21:44 Post: 127047
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You may be right Mark. I was just going by an article I had read. Whatever happened (or didn't) I hope the truth comes out.






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 04-06-2006, 09:03 Post: 127294
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As to Indian tribes just following the buffalo, I think you will find the Cherokees and at least some other tribes of the US Southeast were agriculturial rather than just hunters. I think (my study of history is now history) that might have been the way of the eastern Indians. Guess the plains Indians who were not in good crop land had little choice but to be hunters and gathers.

Sadly some in our country hold us to different standards than any other country. The US Southwest is not legally part of the US, it was taken from Mexico. (I thought Texas fought without the US Army on their own.) Okay, where did Mexico come from? Was it not taken from the Indians by the Spanish? Boy let us be fair here. Guess Canada is also different than the US. Could it be New York City is the only part we own as the Dutch bought it. Wait, how did we get it? Did we steal it from them?

I have no problem with anyone who thinks someone else really owns their property. If they wish to give it to them, go right ahead. But first it must be your's. But then if it is really your's, then how is really their's?

As to the US Congresswoman from GA. God Bless her. She is doing more to tell the truth about who really hates than we may think.






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 04-06-2006, 10:14 Post: 127298
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One arcane point needs to be made about the indians: those indians, who in 1600's lived in the territories now known as the US, actually took this land by force from the indians, who came before them in the original migration across the Bering straight, which was dry land at the time. As tribes crossed from Asia to America, they pushed the earlier tribes further down, until the entire continent was filled.

regarding congressman McKinney: the question should be: is the country better served allowing people like her to participate in the government, or should unruly people like that be brought up slowly to a level of civility that will eventually qualify them for full benefits of citizernship.






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 04-06-2006, 10:26 Post: 127300
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As to Ms. McKinney, it sure is a shame if this is the best option that district has.

As land being taken, how come those people who say we need to GIVE this country back to Mexico or Indians are often the same people who say the City or such should TAKE our land to build new condos or such? It seems they just want anyone esle to own what is others.






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