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Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Commented May 30, 2014 at 22:36:14 in Black Voices

“Well, you are right about alot. A great case is being made for reparations, but they will likely never happen. Bitterness serves no-one. However, when I read about those housing policies, I understand that some have been treated in inhumane ways for many generations. I care about such people whether or not they have yet managed to rise above. Wise public investment into the African American community would not be amiss. ( I don't know if we would have enough sense to figure out what that should look like.) It's not "free stuff" if it is payment for labor that was stolen to build this country.”
Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Commented May 30, 2014 at 22:24:22 in Black Voices

“That is true. Sadly some will never see or admit it.”
Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Commented May 30, 2014 at 22:15:43 in Black Voices

“Right. Like: "Oh I'm so sorry we confiscated some of those People you owned, here's some money", makes sense, but also: "Hey we stole your entire family's labor and freedom for 3 or 4 generations, but we're cool, right?"”

CoffeeandXanax on May 31, 2014 at 07:06:59

“Not just their freedom and labor....add to that their name, their identity and their culture!”
Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Reparations Could Be So Much More Than A Check In The Mail

Commented May 30, 2014 at 22:04:35 in Black Voices

“I see it too, Wesley. I think the hardest lesson as an American is that some folks will never see the enormity of the harm that was done by enslaving people. They don't see the long arc of history, only their own lifespan. They think 150 years is a real long time. Imagine: Only two people could be born and die back to back, live their whole lives, in more time than that!

We still remember the emancipation and struggles of enslaved people from 3 to 6 thousand years ago. We base our dominant religion on tales of those people. So recent slavery and the fallout that followed is still affecting people, still echoing in the present. The same is true for the recent Native genocide.

Our country cherishes freedom, but not always other people's, I guess. I've got slave-owners in my family tree and at least as recently as my childhood, people still talked like they were PROUD of that. Meant you were somebody, I guess, though we weren't. I don't spend much time down south anymore. The racism, bigotry and classism is more than I can take.”
Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Commented May 30, 2014 at 19:52:08 in Teen

“OK. Actually I re-read what you wrote and I agree. It just seems a little sneaky and underhanded, not to mention a little creepy, to photoshop their pictures to cover skin.”
Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Commented May 30, 2014 at 00:41:39 in Teen

“They had that rule in Utah when my little sister was in school. Like a middle schooler and she could not wear sleeveless. It's puritanical.”

Fran Jaime on May 30, 2014 at 00:47:48

“It is. It's also downright ridiculous!”
Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Commented May 29, 2014 at 22:30:12 in Teen

“Exactly. I don't mind schools having standards and even a basic dress code. Not too casual, or whatever. But these rules are based on someone's exaggerated opinion of decency. Skin is not a sin.”
Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Female Students Fuming After High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

Commented May 29, 2014 at 22:24:09 in Teen

“What's inappropriate about arms?”

Jan Wesselink on May 30, 2014 at 14:52:23

“Nothing. The key word in that sentence was 'IF'”

Fran Jaime on May 29, 2014 at 22:42:20

“They have two of them?”
PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

Commented May 25, 2014 at 16:28:17 in Media

“I think this is why they imagine the Democrats are always up to something. Pure projection.”

Denis Winkle on May 25, 2014 at 17:50:31

“Well Said Judi! You're absolutely right! They're the creation of their own paranoia! "Government isn't the solution! Government is the problem"! Set to the liberalization of ALEC and its' Corporate Globalization! As it started with Clinton in the good intentions of NAFTA! As Bush through APEC and China came to exploit it. While Bush and Tony Blaine set in place the EU Austerity Union.”
PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

PolitiFact Rates Fox News Host's Claim 'Pants On Fire'

Commented May 23, 2014 at 23:09:35 in Media

“Yeah. It was hard to tell if irony was involved or not. Especially after the reply. If there was no irony involved I want to know why suddenly "talking points" don't have to be accurate, because I seem to remember some folks getting mighty upset about talking points. And any excuses about how she's just a pundit but Susan Rice was in a high office, well, if that means Fox News gets to lie but demands honestly from others.... you see where I'm headed.”

Denis Winkle on May 25, 2014 at 13:32:02

“Judi!
So what is the "rule of flexible talking points"? Where did it come from! As it became a form of Ideology. “Bush 43 “If you say it enough it must be true”! And Mitt Romney’s’ book called “No Apologies”! It’s the fundamental talking point of “Fox New”. And the Philosophy of ALEC and its tea party”!”

jackbutler5555 on May 24, 2014 at 19:49:47

“You don't think calling me 'dumb' and 'spewing nonsense' could be irony, do ya'?”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 02:25:52 in Politics

“Dude, if somebody else was president right before I'm sure the comparison would be to that person. Sheesh.”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 02:24:52 in Politics

“Well, you know, he COULD spend his vacations somewhere other than his childhood home! The nerve! You know this country is BROKE and must save money so the rich can keep on not paying taxes, right?”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 02:21:28 in Politics

“And Democrats will be happy to choose another over Hillary if that's the better candidate. (See 2008)”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 02:18:37 in Politics

“So no matter what happened, it was Wrong. Right?”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 02:12:47 in Politics

“You guys keep changing up what the "Real Question" is.”
It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

It's Amateur Hour With The Benghazi Select Committee

Commented May 23, 2014 at 02:08:50 in Politics

“What defies belief is not the possibility that Obama was untruthful or that Clinton was incompetent. It's that different talking points would have made any difference at all to the outcome of the election. But as soon as you argue that, you get but but Where Was Obama? No answer to that question will satisfy them because even though his entire presidency has been characterized by hundreds of our young men dying overseas, he was supposed to be in the situation room for those four. But darn it, he was Campaigning. The Horror!”
WATCH: This Kid's Reaction To Meeting A Gay Couple For The First Time Is Priceless

WATCH: This Kid's Reaction To Meeting A Gay Couple For The First Time Is Priceless

Commented May 22, 2014 at 02:40:45 in Gay Voices

“So much for the "but how will I explain this to my kids?" crowd.”

Willow712 on May 25, 2014 at 18:28:14

“The people that think "how will I explain it to my kids?" don't realize that at a young age, all that is important to children is love. We love our Mom's, our Dad's, our Grandmas, our family always kissed each other on the cheek or the lips. Love means security, people are safe and taken care of with love. So to a child, love is all important. They don't begin to think about sex until they are much older. Then if they have been raised to think that two people can love each other, it makes it a lot easier to explain sex. My grandkids have seen two women or two men kiss each other (not a tongue down the throat, but a smooch goodbye ) and think nothing of it.”
WATCH: This Kid's Reaction To Meeting A Gay Couple For The First Time Is Priceless

WATCH: This Kid's Reaction To Meeting A Gay Couple For The First Time Is Priceless

Commented May 22, 2014 at 02:38:16 in Gay Voices

“Um. Did you understand this to mean that having gay uncles would make the kids gay? Or did you think that all those kids being with their uncles would be about abuse? No where in this post is that the message.”
Sarah Palin: 'Hillary's Brain Is Off-Limits' But My Personal History Wasn't

Sarah Palin: 'Hillary's Brain Is Off-Limits' But My Personal History Wasn't

Commented May 21, 2014 at 02:17:57 in Politics

“Yep. Somehow this turned out to be all about Sarah. Go figure.”
Marco Rubio Claims There's 'No Responsible Way To Recreationally Use Marijuana'

Marco Rubio Claims There's 'No Responsible Way To Recreationally Use Marijuana'

Commented May 20, 2014 at 00:41:35 in Politics

“He never answers the question. So probably he did smoke sometime in the past. But it's not ok for anybody else to ever do it. Seeing how he turned out, maybe he has a point. Hey Marco, you coulda used some of those brain cells to figure out the GOP is using your ideological butt.”
Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:14:44 in Politics

“I'm a fan, 'Pono, and respect your feelings on this one. But I think she's using the word to point out the racist intentions of the Republicans.”

Hooponopono on May 18, 2014 at 19:36:04

“I agree, Judi. At the same time, I must stand for the awful impact that word has on us.”
Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:11:42 in Politics

“Agree it carries pain for blacks. But disagree that by saying it she is expressing racism. On the contrary I think it's an accusation of racism by the committee. She's saying they want to lynch the President and that they are willing to go on a hunting mission to make that happen. Just like right wingers to try and deflect it back onto her. I'm not a big Feinstein fan, just commenting on what I believe she means.”

Hooponopono on May 18, 2014 at 19:34:34

“Agree 100%, Judi.”
Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:02:05 in Politics

“Maybe you don't, but if Libertarians didn't vote/campaign as Republicans, Democrats would win a lot more elections.”
Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Dianne Feinstein Calls Benghazi Committee 'A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

Commented May 18, 2014 at 18:00:09 in Politics

“If you pose with your gun and talk about how "both parties" are equally bad you might be a libertarian. AKA someone who supports Republicans over Democrats every time.”

GregCampNC on May 18, 2014 at 20:14:35

“So no Democrats are gun owners? Wrong. I have voted Green at times. And I support a lot on the left.

See what happens when you stereotype people?”
Lynne Cheney Says She Was Complimenting The Clintons With Her Lewinsky Conspiracy Theory

Lynne Cheney Says She Was Complimenting The Clintons With Her Lewinsky Conspiracy Theory

Commented May 18, 2014 at 16:09:52 in Politics

“You have to understand Lynn thinks this is normal because Dick would do it in a heartbeat.”
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