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my son's mother has come down with breast cancer again

She's already done one complete round of chemo, surgery, and radiation in the past, and it went away for a while.

I fear for her future.

For the record...

I do not do any alerts on anyone insulting me, getting ultra-snarky, etc. I might put you on ignore, but I don't do alerts. As God is my witness, that's the truth.

Only mirt-able trolls and clear personal attacks are alert-worthy to me, but I'm not going to alert on you. However, someone else might. If I disagree intensely with you, I'm damn sure not going to alert on you, unless you say something racist, homophobic, sexist, etc. If you're a HRC supporter or Chaffee supporter or O'Malley supporter, it's all good. Let's be civil and promote our candidates POSITIVELY.

tl,dr: I'm doing my very best not to touch the alert button, and I have not alerted on anyone in days.

question about cell phones getting wet

If you accidentally get your cell phone really wet, will it lose all audio and text capabilities or retain text capability ? I would think it would be totally ruined unless you can fix it somehow.


how is everyone doing ?

I'm about a 4. Rough few days. Waiting for med refill.

How are you ?

xpost from GD: Why was Malcolm X important ?


I confess, I don't know the complete answer to that question. To kick us off, here's wiki:



Malcolm X has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. He is credited with raising the self-esteem of black Americans and reconnecting them with their African heritage. He is largely responsible for the spread of Islam in the black community in the United States. Many African Americans, especially those who lived in cities in the Northern and Western United States, felt that Malcolm X articulated their complaints concerning inequality better than the mainstream civil rights movement did. One biographer says that by giving expression to their frustration, Malcolm X "made clear the price that white America would have to pay if it did not accede to black America's legitimate demands."

In the late 1960s, increasingly radical black activists based their movements largely on Malcolm X and his teachings. The Black Power movement, the Black Arts Movement, and the widespread adoption of the slogan "Black is beautiful" can all trace their roots to Malcolm X.

In 1963 Malcolm X began a collaboration with Alex Haley on his life story, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He told Haley, "If I'm alive when this book comes out, it will be a miracle", and indeed, Haley completed and published it some months after the assassination.

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a resurgence of interest in his life among young people. Hip-hop groups such as Public Enemy adopted Malcolm X as an icon, and his image was displayed in hundreds of thousands of homes, offices, and schools, as well as on T-shirts and jackets. This wave peaked in 1992 with the release of the film Malcolm X, an adaptation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

In 1998 TIME Magazine named The Autobiography of Malcolm X one of the ten most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.

I'd say he was extremely important. A very interesting guy. What are your thoughts ?

African American Group: Most Racist States In the U.S


This list is probably not valid , but something to chew on anyway.

1- Mississippi

2- Alabama

3- Texas

4- Tennessee

5- Louisiana

6- Georgia

7- Kentucky

8- Missouri

9- Arkansas

10- Oklahoma

I was surprised not to see Florida, because rural Florida and the northern panhandle are pretty damn old school southern.

Let's see, several members of the AA group are on hide....

Funny how the AA community gets all these hides and timeouts. Funny how outspoken feminists get hides and timeouts.

I see the pattern, clear as day. Shut up, sit down, worship the correct god, and don't make waves, or else. Don't you dare address a perception of a GROUP of people, which does not necessarily include a member of that group who feels annoyed or angry at your words. I'm a white man, and white men have been genocidal maniacs to Native Americans and PoC. That doesn't hurt my feelings one bit, because, you see, I'm not a genocidal maniac. So, I don't take it personally. I think people take comments about groups way too personally. I used to take unkind comments about the southern USA personally, but no longer. I'm one of the good ones who live here.

I don't expect perfection from anyone, and I don't see compelling reasons for their time-outs.

I think we disagree. Good evening.

This woman has the voice of an angel, she brings me to tears

Elad Appreciation Thread

Elad has done an absolutely exceptional job with the board software. I really like it and find it easy to use, easy to read, and quite customizable. I don't know if Skinner and EarlG also do some technical stuff, but for sure, Elad has done extremely good work. It's absolutely the best board software I've ever seen, bar none.

Thank you Elad. Many good wishes to you in your career at DU and beyond.

Victory in 2016 for the DEMOCRATIC candidate, by any means necessary, which means....




I don't care if it's Senator Sanders, Secretary Webb, Governor Chaffee, Secretary Clinton or Governor O'Malley. Right now I'm for Senator Sanders, but that can change.

Malcolm X had the right idea. Too bad he was murdered in 1965.

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