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Very well said!

I need to listen to America by Prince this morning. . Gotta get out Around The World In A Day. Amazing that dropped in 1985. Rah rah Sisk boom bah!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 05:39 AM (0 replies)

The closing paragraph says a great deal

This, to me, is the deepest significance of reparations. People who think this is just a matter of giving black things vastly underestimate the challenge. Reparations may seem impractical. Living without history, I suspect, will—in the long term—prove to be suicidal

I can't wait to read his follow up blogs on this.

Ultimately - I grow frustrated with the reminiscing about singing mighty freedom sings during the Civil Rights movement. I suspect many people are. That American experience changed only so much - and left a great deal undone. Because the social construct itself was never challenged. And well - it made black Americans full citizens without making us full human beings.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 26, 2014, 05:16 AM (1 replies)

Are you the guy that's calling me?

Who are you Mr. Hudgins and what precisely do you want.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jun 20, 2014, 03:56 PM (0 replies)

Those Missing Nigerian School Girls


Nigerians Despair as Search for Girls Stalls

Frustration Mounts as Students Remain Missing Despite American Intelligence Effort; Boko Haram Takes Bolder Steps

In the two months since the U.S. said it would park a small number of surveillance craft in nearby Chad. U.S. intelligence specialists have spent the past month methodically piecing together a broad, so-called baseline portrait of northeastern Nigeria's topography, human geography, road networks and population centers, said one Washington-based adviser to U.S. intelligence agencies who is involved in the effort. It encompasses things like topography, human geography, road networks and population centers.

Nigeria's military says that it has the manpower and will to push back Boko Haram—and that it mainly lacks intelligence the drones can deliver. But such intelligence gathering can take months, even years, before yielding actionable leads, said Col. Leighton and this adviser. America's limited experience in Nigeria's countryside, where hundreds of languages are spoken, also presents an obstacle, both said.

"The first hours are critical" in a kidnapping, said J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. "Beyond that, trails go cold. And that's where the reality is. By the time social media caught onto this, it was well too late."

The U.S. military may also be reluctant to share sensitive raw intelligence with a Nigerian army whose soldiers have been accused of leaking information to Boko Haram insurgents, according to the adviser.

It was hard to find the right words/4 paragraphs - but what struck me the most is that we - the US are 'piecing' together basic information that appears in the CIA World Fact Book.

My heart breaks for those families - because I think those girls are lost forever.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 19, 2014, 08:33 AM (0 replies)

This is it . . .

I need to blog about this at some point. But it's what I'm sensing in general from this very sadistic and almost 'evil' viewpoint in America.

They use their 'things' to make them feel like they have something in common with Donald Trump - but at the end of the day they are seeing more and more that they aren't like him - and they are taking out their self hatred on the wrong people.

I've never been poor - never experienced that . . . but I've never been an evil human being and do not understand why it's necessary to beat someone up over a 'thing'.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Jun 17, 2014, 11:15 AM (0 replies)

I noticed that - that it was written by a white woman

You know where I stand on this - and you know what I'm seeing -

And what I am seeing has nothing to do with DU.

I just read that at Fort Carson in CO the soldiers there have found flyers to join the coming race war.

The idiot in Nevada that's been stealing from the American Tax Payers and has is own private army protecting him - what was his name again? Bundy something or another?

The Kochs coming for the young affluent black vote.

Uh - if not now - then when? There are a few topics that we better start discussing on the left and this is one of them. Along with nuts with guns. And dominionists. And soft money. And far reaching organizations.

The shell game is on and the fix is in and folks want to sit around and sing mighty peace and freedom songs and folks - it's not working anymore.

Now at DU - why can't folks see that they better understand precisely what is in the minds of those Fox news viewers. The more we know precisely how they think - the better chance we have to communicate their warped world view to those in the middle. And to present it just like that - warped world view.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jun 13, 2014, 08:10 AM (1 replies)

Making Fox the target

Has been done before and it doesn't work.

It would be better to go after the Networks and CNN.

The middle can be transformed. The far right cannot be. Their beliefs that lead them to accept the "reality" Fox news gives them were cultivated at a very young age.

These people are angry about takers and socialism - yet will howl at the moon at the idea of taking their Social Security away. At risk of going the way of Bravenak and getting people worked up - sing it.

Tiiiiiiime is on our side! Yes it is!

Their viewers are older, unhealthy, and when faced with life challenges that many older liberals faced at a young age - succumb. They don't have the grit of the left.

Time is on our side.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jun 13, 2014, 05:52 AM (0 replies)

I've read a little at Discussionist

I haven't registered for a reason. My reason is this analysis and - add in how the Far Right Conservative mind is formed.

Yes - Formed.

Abuse ranging from physical to spiritual. Fear. A strong desire to be lead by sadistic masochistic authoritarian figures is cultivated from a very young age.

Fear to question anything outside of that which you believe you know.

Deliberate isolation from "the other".

And my person deeply held belief that as a result - these people cannot be reasoned with.

I would rather do positive things in my own backyard to help other people and show up with my UU and Obama/Biden 2012 bumper sticker on my car. Those who sit in the middle or who are jaded or just simply don't care about the political climate in America can see for themselves who shows up and wants to connect with them.

And MrScorpio - remember this . . . Those people have been taught from day one that they can't use racial slurs but they should hate you inside for what you are. And their voting choices are ruled by that and have been since 1964.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jun 13, 2014, 05:33 AM (1 replies)

Welcome mudy waters

Glad to see you here!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 12, 2014, 10:28 AM (0 replies)

Former NeoNazi on TEAParty

Putting this in 'my posts' to watch at home this evening. I think I'm going to download this man's book too!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jun 12, 2014, 08:15 AM (0 replies)
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