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Adidas Releases New Slave Shoes with Shackles and All
Your Black World ^ | June 18, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins

Posted on 06/18/2012 1:40:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

I literally froze up when I saw a new design from Adidas set to hit stores in August. JS Roundhouse Mids, are purple and gray, with HANDCUFFS that wrap around the ankles. Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it.

I laughed when I saw the shoes, because I already know how many people are going to say, “Boyce, why are you overreacting?” There is always a group of negroes who are more than happy to resubmit themselves to slavery. In fact, commercialized hip-hop culture teaches black men everything they need to know in order to guarantee their own self-destruction (stay high/drunk, carry a gun, sleep with every woman that moves, remain uneducated and waste your money). We follow instructions very well.

First, we get to watch black kids shoot one another over $200 Air Jordans that cost $12 to make. Then, we get to watch people stand in line for a week to buy a pair of Air Yeezys. Now, we get to watch black men willingly put shackles on their ankles because they think it’s cool to do so. This is even worse than when Red Bull held a basketball tournament where free men would play against one another at various prison locations around the country.

When I see the shoes, I also think about the ankle bracelets being worn by far too many men who are affected by the mass incarceration epidemic that the White House says nothing about. The black family has ripped itself apart because so many of our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons are locked away in prison, leaving their children vulnerable to all the horrible things that happen when the man of the house is not away. I am offended by these shoes because there is nothing funny about the prison industrial complex, which is the most genocidal thing to happen to the black family since slavery itself.

As they say, “an educated mind makes you unfit for slavery.” But Adidas, like Nike, understands that there are plenty of uneducated minds that are quite willing to go along with this kind of ridiculous stuff. You won’t see me or my kids wearing any of this stuff, and I hope your kids won’t either. Chains on our ankles are bad enough; but we must also get rid of the chain on our brains.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: blacks; fashion; napl; prison; shoes
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 1:40:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nothing screams “SLAVERY!” like plastic chains and rubber shackles.

Yo.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 1:44:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system

What planet is this guy from?
3 posted on 06/18/2012 1:45:38 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Socialism comes with shackles too.

And some are only too willing to cast them on EVERYONE whether they want them or not.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Welfare is basically just another form of slavery.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years . . . I already know how many people are going to say, “Boyce, why are you overreacting?”

Why is he overreacting. The first 30 black slaves in North America arrived in 1619. That won't hit its 400th year for 7 more years. He's overreacting, and he's bad at math.

6 posted on 06/18/2012 1:47:51 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: chrisser

The same history books that suppress the facts that white devils are the result of an African science experiment gone wrong. Back when men still had wings.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 1:48:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Pollster1

People are still sold into slavery in West Africa and black people in the West are largely silent.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: donhunt

Socialism is slavery to the State.

Only Marxists consider all property to be “theft”.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 1:50:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come on Hoss ,lets lighten up a bit,

Yeah: I agree shackles on tennis shoes is a bit stupid, However you description of the atrocities laid on slaves is a bit much.Few slaves experienced the strocities in this country that Christians today are experienceing in Muslim countries. In all the stories I have read of slave I don’t remember reading of beheadings mutilations and being blown to kingdomome by suicide bombers. I don’t remember reading of hand and arms being cut off, Those are the most horrific atrocities imaginable.

Yes some were beaten ,treated badly, raped and sold by their owners away from their families, but some were a part of the family they served.

I am not defending slavery in any form, but your description of the most horrific atrocities imaginable do not rivel Muslim atrocities going on today in Middle Eastern or countries where slavery still exists.


10 posted on 06/18/2012 1:50:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it.

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11 posted on 06/18/2012 1:51:06 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
repeat after me: I AM A VICTIM. I AM A VICTIM, I AM A VICTIM, I AM A VICTIM

There. Don't you feel better now?

12 posted on 06/18/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Venturer
Yes some were beaten ,treated badly, raped and sold by their owners away from their families, but some were a part of the family they served.

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Some slaves were part of the familiy they served?????????????

13 posted on 06/18/2012 1:54:43 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable

This "Dr" has obviously never studied what life was like for his ancestors when they were slaves on the African sub-continent BEFORE they came to America. American's have never committed atrocities that can match what sub-Saharan black Africans have done, and continue to do to each other...

14 posted on 06/18/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by LambSlave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

does the African version include a bottle of rum?


15 posted on 06/18/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy)
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To: a fool in paradise

“...white devils are the result of an African science experiment gone wrong.”

Isn’t that Calyso Louie Farra-Con-Man’s wacko BS-religion crappola theory? Come in, ‘Mothership’...


16 posted on 06/18/2012 1:55:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

17 posted on 06/18/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one is responsible except those who would dare wear something so ridiculous looking.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 1:58:51 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: MNDude

Hmmmm Lakers colors!


19 posted on 06/18/2012 2:04:04 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: chrisser; a fool in paradise
"What planet is this guy from?"

It's the same planet where BOR, Hannity and Rush are Klansmen, college athletes and their families should be paid for playing in the NCAA (I guess a $100,000 college degree isn't enough) and in all probability that planet where there are Black engineered airplanes buried under the Sahara sands, the Pharoahs were all Negro, and Black people invented practically everything but had it stolen by White Devils.

He's all about social justice, dontchano?

And he's very, very angry about a lot of stuff that never happened to him or anyone he ever knew.

(And as another poster mentioned, he's not very angry at all about stuff that's really happening now.)
20 posted on 06/18/2012 2:04:11 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: wtc911; Venturer

It is true that some slaves were kept in the status of slave due to strict laws against manumission, though they were treated as free in the household and had freedom of movement not accorded to other slaves.

This is an exception and a minority of cases, but it did indeed happen.

And I think he meant to say they were “treated” as part of the family.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 2:05:51 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

22 posted on 06/18/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: freedumb2003

I have, for a long time, thought that most athletic shoes looked really, really stupid.

Somebody would really have to be whacked out to wear those ridiculous looking things.

And whacked out even more to waste time writing editorials about them.

(Just for the record, I’m wearing plain black New Balance.)


23 posted on 06/18/2012 2:10:11 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the comments from the site are funny. Like:

“I can’t do anything but shake my head, this is modern day slavery and if anyone buys into this, it’s official that we’re headed down a deep dark road with little or no recovery from it. People, please wake up and don’t support this product!!!!!!”

or
“For real I was gonna say, humans aint shit, but corporations and capital gains aint shit. I wish there was a judgmental vengeful God.. or if there is, They realllllly hate black people… Or they really love us and they testing us to f*****n death. I can’t much more of this bulls***.”


24 posted on 06/18/2012 2:10:26 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: humblegunner
"...I already know how many people are going to say, “Boyce, why are you overreacting?”

Actually I was thinking more along the lines of "Boyce, why are you such a whacked out poopy head?"
25 posted on 06/18/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It occurred to me that white leftists and liberals have been on a plantation all their life, too. They’re afraid to have an independent thought and get off the plantation, because they would lose all their friends.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 2:14:29 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Wow. This guy should stop to take a breath. His hyperventilating is a bit much. If he showed this much indignation and anger about black on black crime, some things in his community might get better.

He says: "...When I see the shoes, I also think about the ankle bracelets being worn by far too many men who are affected by the mass incarceration epidemic that the White House says nothing about. The black family has ripped itself apart because so many of our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons are locked away in prison, leaving their children vulnerable to all the horrible things that happen when the man of the house is not away. I am offended by these shoes because there is nothing funny about the prison industrial complex, which is the most genocidal thing to happen to the black family since slavery itself..."

I think this guy writes in "stream of consciousness" style, forgetting what he wrote literally just a few words before. In the previous paragraph he says: "...First, we get to watch black kids shoot one another over $200 Air Jordans..."

No cause and effect there. Assault. Murder. Prison

Naah. No relationship. It is just genocide against blacks.

27 posted on 06/18/2012 2:15:06 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel

Thank You, That is exactly what I menat and it wasn’t such an exception.

Many slaves were called Aunt and Uncle and were well loved by the family that had them.Many of them lived better as slaves than many poor white families.Many of them stayed with those families after freedom.

I might add that blacks are not so innocent of doing unspeakable acts themselves. I mention

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom

I agree anyone who would wear those shoes is an idiot, but I also think people who pierce their bodies their tongues, their private parts are also idiots, they pay money to have these things done to them, and IMO it’s worse than a pair of stupid shoes.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 2:15:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Regardless of whether or not you think the “slavery” argument has any relevance to the marketing of these ridiculous looking sneakers, you had to know that somebody would make an issue of it. That being the case, didn’t this possibility occur to anyone at Adidas as they were preparing to launch this product? My prediction is that these shoes will be quickly pulled from the market, with the small number of shoes sold in the interim being carefully stored away and offered as colector’s items a few years down the road.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

price tag: $350 - $500 BEFORE they hit the secondary market like Ebay, etc. where they will shoot up over $1,000 in minutes


30 posted on 06/18/2012 2:18:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Venturer

LOL...as I stated in another thread on this same subject, on the good side, it will be easier to find the sneakers thrown over power lines, because the owner will still be attached to them.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 2:18:58 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: shibumi

Boyce needs to be whacked upside the head.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 2:18:59 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I kinda doubt that Adidas believes people belong in slavery. Just sayin’.


33 posted on 06/18/2012 2:19:19 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The black family has ripped itself apart because so many of our fathers, brothers, husbands and sons are locked away in prison,...

Of course the black women with 10 kids by 7 different males, incentivized by LBJ and his "Great Society", has nothing to do with it.

34 posted on 06/18/2012 2:20:15 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...with HANDCUFFS that wrap around the ankles.

Handcuffs wrap around the WRIST.

Leg irons wrap around the ankles.

35 posted on 06/18/2012 2:21:45 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: humblegunner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbAx6oznWKw


36 posted on 06/18/2012 2:23:07 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: DuncanWaring

Things would be a lot better in the black community if they had more felons out on the street. Of the things tearing up black families, prison is probably one of the least.


37 posted on 06/18/2012 2:24:18 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Venturer
"...but I also think people who pierce their bodies their tongues, their private parts are also idiots,..."

I think you've got it!

Those aren't chains of slavery. They're Sado-Masochistic devices.
38 posted on 06/18/2012 2:24:21 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Adidas should have the foresight to make them fully integrateable with actual ankle bracelets and/or shackles......then they can bid for contracts with the prison system; in a year, half the inmates probably would have their own personal pair anyhow.

I'd say this would save the taxpayers money; however, I imagine that most of these will be purchased with a welfare check.

As for the author of the article.......he may want to note #1 blacks owned slaves in America

#2 It was a black claiming he OWNED his black indentured servant that made slavery legal in colonial America

#3 Slavery is still practiced in Africa

#4 SLAVERY IS STILL PRACTICED IN AMERICA THROUGH ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS.....the slaves are just more eager to accept their plight.

39 posted on 06/18/2012 2:25:07 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: GreenHornet

To be honest, I think this whole thing is hilarious. I feel bad for those blacks who look at these things as simply a stupid waste of money, as many of us do, but have to watch their relatives or acquaintances rail on about them as a serious social issue.

Just as comparing a trite thing with the Holocaust trivializes the Holocaust, making a huge issue out of something as stupid as this trivializes racism.

To be honest, with all the puffery and hysteria about racism that has emanated forth from liberal land since 2008, I am of the opinion that some trivialization might not be a damaging thing for the issue. It would be nice to hear an influential black person say “Hey. This is stupid. There are enough issues worthy of our anger and emotion, and dumb sneakers with silly plastic chains and velcro is not one of them.”

We can always hope. But this kind of statement might come from Allen West, it won’t come from anyone on the liberal side, and will be discounted.


40 posted on 06/18/2012 2:26:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: rlmorel; humblegunner

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University.


41 posted on 06/18/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: DuncanWaring
Reading that article makes me think of Belushi in "Animal House":

"What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!"

Of course, Bluto was right to convince his fellow reprobates that it was not time to give up. This guy writing the article is just stupid from the first word.

42 posted on 06/18/2012 2:35:08 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes, I said handcuffs…shackles….the stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities imaginable, most of which were never documented in the history books and kept away from you in the educational system, all so you would be willing to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so sensitive about it.(emphasis mine)

Check the math. I guess that the atrocities weren't the only secret the educational system kept from them. (1607+400=2007, slavery went out in 1865)

Prison garb is optional and behaviourally controlled in most instances, much as for anyone else, and even while slavery existed, there were free blacks (some of whom owned slaves).

This revisionist tripe gets more tedious by the lie.

43 posted on 06/18/2012 2:36:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not surprised at all. Black Studies? He should have gone into Womyn’s Studies instead.


44 posted on 06/18/2012 2:38:11 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University.

Boyce utilizes hyperbole.

stuff that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the most horrific atrocities

45 posted on 06/18/2012 2:41:43 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University.

And completely out of touch with Black Inner City Youth Mentality

These things would have been and still may be if they don't yank them HUGE sellers
46 posted on 06/18/2012 2:45:26 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: GreenHornet
Kids are just looking for the next thing to shock their parents. Tattoos, body piercings, purple hair, pants below the butt with underwear showing, music that repeats the 'n' word have all been done to death.

BTW, if my child bought a pair of those, (as if I would let him), I would cut those yellow bracelets right off.

47 posted on 06/18/2012 2:51:22 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Adidas is not exactly some fly-by-night company. They must have conducted some market research that indicated these ugly things would sell.


48 posted on 06/18/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re all going to need a pair during Punk Act II. Bob


49 posted on 06/18/2012 3:02:02 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You were trying to chisel a perfect truth When the instrument broke in your hand." Al Stewart)
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To: freedumb2003

Kunta Kinte kicks.


50 posted on 06/18/2012 3:05:56 PM PDT by Argus
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