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#1 Nov 18 2011 at 11:37 AM Rating: Default
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I was asked to create another thread on this topic, so I have. Do you support Affirmative Action and why or why not. Here is my feelings on Vageta's comment on supporting slavery reparations in support of Affirmative Action.


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If it makes you feel better, I'm for slavery reparations too.




Reparations?!?! What do you expect that to solve? You think a pile of money will erase the history of slavery? You think reparations will give people back their roots and ancestry? You think money will put a minority class of people above or on level with their major counterparts?

Change must start within. A fool with a little money is a fool with a lot of money. If any group of people who have been unjustly treated in the past can't gather themselves up first, as individuals, they will never reap the same benefits.

That is why you had woman power movements and the black power movements. These were necessary to reverse the brain washing that has been set in society over the years. I'm sorry if you think money is always the answer, but it simply isn't.

We can't change the past, we just have to deal with it and accept it. The bottom line is that white people had decades of experience in the US before black people were even able to do anything. Simply having money will not change that, you have to be taught HOW to spend and invest that money.

When a person receives a "handout", they are still attached to the giver. Once you learn to be an entrepreneur, you are no longer attached and dependent on society to "look out for you". It's the whole "give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, you feed him for a life time".

This is why Tyler Perry is successful. He realized that black people are not getting fair representation in movies and in plays, so he capitalized on that as an opportunity to change that. As a result, more black films are released.

You have a choice. You can be reactive and hope that someone will throw you a bone. Or, you can be proactive and just go out and get it yourself. Relying on affirmative action to make you successful is reactive. What if Republicans are successful at removing it? Now what? While AA is nice in theory and I have no opposition in it as a first step towards success, at the end of the day, it is not the solution. Furthermore, the "good intent" does not remove its discriminatory roots.
#2 Nov 18 2011 at 11:48 AM Rating: Good
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1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.

2: In before post 206
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Tyler Perry is racist. That's what I got from this.
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You actually read the OP?
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I was hoping that this would sub-default, then quietly drift off the first page without a response. **** you, Technogeek. **** you all to ****.
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1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.
It's actually Elinda "The *****" who's responsible for this.
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So TL:DR life sucks, marry a white man?
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#8 Nov 18 2011 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
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Technogeek wrote:
1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.

2: In before post 206


Tis = it is
you're != your

Eske Esquire wrote:
I was hoping that this would sub-default, then quietly drift off the first page without a response. **** you, Technogeek. **** you all to ****.


Here's the thing. Everyone complain about me debating the same 3 topics, but every time I bring up something new, no one wants to discuss it. If we do, it dies in a few pages. Yet, we can pop out another 25 pager on DADT.

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Technogeek wrote:
1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.
It's actually Elinda "The *****" who's responsible for this.


Omega was the one who mentioned it, then when he talked himself in a corner, he responded with "start another thread", even though he was the one who introduced the topic. This was going to be done without Elinda's post.
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Technogeek wrote:
1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.
It's actually Elinda "The *****" who's responsible for this.

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#10 Nov 18 2011 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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You could be like the Indian tribes up in ND. Complain about the UND Sioux nickname, and then get free tuition if you can prove your at least 1/16th Indian or more.
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Here's the thing. Everyone complain about me debating the same 3 topics, but every time I bring up something new, no one wants to discuss it. If we do, it dies in a few pages. Yet, we can pop out another 25 pager on DADT.


There is another way...
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You could be like the Indian tribes up in ND. Complain about the UND Sioux nickname, and then get free tuition if you can prove your at least 1/16th Indian or more.


For real? Hmmm. I should check that out...
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Almalieque wrote:
Technogeek wrote:
1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.

2: In before post 206


Tis = it is

Actually that's clearly supposed to say this. Can you do anything right?
#15 Nov 18 2011 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
I didn't talk myself into a corner. I'm for affirmative action & slave reparations.

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#16 Nov 18 2011 at 12:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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How exactly should the actions of people that committed crimes well over 200 years ago be my problem. My family and my relatives had nothing to do with slavery in any way shape or form. Should my Oma(grandmother) get war reparations because her husband was put into an interment camp by the ****'s and forced to work during ww2 for two years?



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Majivo wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
Technogeek wrote:
1: Tis is you're $%#*ing fault Omega.

2: In before post 206


Tis = it is

Actually that's clearly supposed to say this. Can you do anything right?


So, you're going to attack me for correcting an error, as if it couldn't have been "Tis".. I mean, "you're" is still incorrect, so why would I assume Tis was "this"?

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I didn't talk myself into a corner. I'm for affirmative action & slave reparations.

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You didn't answer a single question. I thought if I created another thread, as you said, that you would explain on why you think AA is the BEST solution for racial unjust as opposed to the stuff listed in post 1.*

* I really didn't think you were going to answer anything, hence "talking yourself in the corner". You were merely passing it off to another thread, thinking that I wouldn't create it. Well, here it is. Please explain to me in detail how giving money will address everything addressed in post 1.

Edited, Nov 18th 2011 8:56pm by Almalieque
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ArexLovesPie wrote:
How exactly should the actions of people that committed crimes well over 200 years ago be my problem. My family and my relatives had nothing to do with slavery in any way shape or form. Should my Oma(grandmother) get war reparations because her husband was put into an interment camp by the ****'s and forced to work during ww2 for two years?





That's a good question.. Omega, how do you respond to that?
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They also get free tickets to Siouxsie & the Banshees shows.

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This thread was unnecessary. We don't care about AA or reparations and we don't want to talk about it. We just enjoy poking at you Alma. You're like the half-dead mouse that the cat just can't seem to leave alone and let die.
#21 Nov 18 2011 at 1:38 PM Rating: Default
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That's a good question.. Omega, how do you respond to that?


Post #15.

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Nadenu wrote:
This thread was unnecessary. We don't care about AA or reparations and we don't want to talk about it. We just enjoy poking at you Alma. You're like the half-dead mouse that the cat just can't seem to leave alone and let die.


This was very necessary.

It demonstrated that Vageta talked himself in the corner and was to cowardly to admit that he was wrong.

Also, it demonstrated that you all really like arguing about homosexuality. Thanks for pointing out that you don't care about AA or reparations.

I'm glad that you're having fun with this, because it wouldn't be right if it were only me.
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I declare this thread to be about pie! I think pumpkin pie is the bestest kind!
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Nadenu wrote:
This thread was unnecessary. We don't care about AA or reparations and we don't want to talk about it. We just enjoy poking at you Alma. You're like the half-dead mouse that the cat just can't seem to leave alone and let die.


And the whole time the mouse is going "Man, I'm ******* you up cat. I can't believe how much I'm beating you." as the cat is batting it around.
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Nadenu wrote:
This thread was unnecessary. We don't care about AA or reparations and we don't want to talk about it. We just enjoy poking at you Alma. You're like the half-dead mouse that the cat just can't seem to leave alone and let die.


And the whole time the mouse is going "Man, I'm @#%^ing you up cat. I can't believe how much I'm beating you." as the cat is batting it around.

which is pure catnip to the feline
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#26 Nov 18 2011 at 2:11 PM Rating: Default
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Alma wrote:
That's a good question.. Omega, how do you respond to that?


Post #15.



Thanks. I see you were full of trash after all. No where in that comic strip does it address a third party member, especially when there is only 2 people in it.

Also, post 15 only states your opinion on AA, it doesn't state how it's the best solution to the problem.
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