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Jamaicans lead Caribbean calls for Britain to pay slavery reparations
Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Feb 2014 | Jon Swaine

Posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:19 PM PST by MeshugeMikey

Caribbean slave descendants, some of whose ancestors worked for David Cameron's distant family, are calling for an apology and billions of pounds in reparations

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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I can hardly wait for the great leaders take on this development!
1 posted on 02/15/2014 8:02:20 PM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Free transportation to Africa should set it all right.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 8:03:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

How is Jamaica doing in the Olympics?


3 posted on 02/15/2014 8:06:22 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

that would be my solution. plus revocation of citizenship so they can’t come back.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 8:10:12 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Where does this end? Muslims want reparations for the Crusades. Europeans demand reparations for Muslim invasions into Spain and France. Jews were enslaved by Egypt, if we believe the Bible. Serfs, peasants, pogroms, genocides, slaves up and down the timeline of history. You could keep an army of accountants and genealogists busy for a millennium.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 8:11:04 PM PST by fhayek
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To: MeshugeMikey

9 to 1 black on white crime.

WHO should get the reparations?


7 posted on 02/15/2014 8:11:38 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: BenLurkin

things are so comfortable in Jamaica these days

I noted that the headline says..Jamaicans “lead”.... Caribbean calls for reparations..

perhaps they’ll take this mess to the UN!


8 posted on 02/15/2014 8:12:07 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: fhayek

I want reparations from Bammy, Reid and Pelosi and Sor0$.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:12:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Beowulf9

your couldnt pay me enough to visit any of those places axing for reparations...


10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:12:59 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: fhayek

beats working....in the minds of FAR Too Many


11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:13:46 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The British Crown abolished slavery in 1834. I’m sure that all surviving former slave owners in Jamaica would be happy to personally pay reparations to any surviving former slaves from the days of legal slavery in Jamaica, just as Americans who owned slaves before 1865 would be happy to pay reparations to their surviving former slaves in the United States.

Imagine how much these professional racists and their followers could produce if they focused on contributing to their society instead of on dividing people. That waste of human life should upset all decent people. I just wish liberals were decent enough to learn.


12 posted on 02/15/2014 8:13:49 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I agree. Especially in this day and age, and Jamaican who was enslaved has a really good court case and will get a settlement worth millions.

His great-great-great-grandson? He gets to live in Jamaica instead of Burkina Faso. What is he complaining about?


13 posted on 02/15/2014 8:15:18 PM PST by marron
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To: MeshugeMikey

Africans were enslaved quite often by their own people, then sold to Arabs who transported them to ports where they were shipped on British ships to America.

Interestingly, England and America caused slavery to be outlawed.

Only Islamic ‘nations’ still allow slavery, because the Koran tells them to retain slavery.


14 posted on 02/15/2014 8:15:40 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: GladesGuru

bulack peoples doing SLAVERY?? Impossible...under the new history.....

the people who “intellectually agree...aka fall for these demands...have no idea of the history of slavery in any part of the world during any time frame


15 posted on 02/15/2014 8:18:43 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: fhayek
Where does this end? Muslims want reparations for the Crusades. Europeans demand reparations for Muslim invasions into Spain and France. Jews were enslaved by Egypt, if we believe the Bible. Serfs, peasants, pogroms, genocides, slaves up and down the timeline of history. You could keep an army of accountants and genealogists busy for a millennium.

True, I'm part Jew myself, my great grandmother suffered twice under the pogroms by having her villages burned out from under her. If slavery reparations commence then I, and many others, should get them too for whatever happened in the past, if you want to be fair about it. I could use the dough, I mean, my mother just passed away, I could use, and need it, for a fresh start ya know. I think I'll type up a demand letter and sent it off to Vladimir Putin. B-P

Seriously, you're right, we'd be tied up for years, either that or there will a South Park idea where everyone sues everyone.
16 posted on 02/15/2014 8:20:05 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Pollster1

liberals of neither category...naive nor corrupt want to KNOW anything that won’t support their pitiful propaganda.

the corrupt ones know better,....the naive ones will FOLLOW their HEARTS...before learning how to think about much of anything.

there must be a time cycle for these incessant demands for reparations but I cant remember the last time they were being bandied about


17 posted on 02/15/2014 8:22:37 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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...are calling for an apology and billions of pounds in reparations

Somehow I don't think the apology is as important to them as the billions of pounds.
18 posted on 02/15/2014 8:23:20 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Free money!


19 posted on 02/15/2014 8:24:12 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why should people who weren’t alive pay for the misdeeds of the dead? Why should the descendants get paid for something that never happened to them? It doesn’t work like that. Slaves weren’t governmentally owned but were owned by individuals. The dead slaves don’t care and certainly won’t get to benefit from such an action. Aplogies and reparations are pointless. Way to go. Using your dead ancestors who suffered to fill your own dirty pockets.


20 posted on 02/15/2014 8:25:29 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Every one of them who was transported by the Brits to the Caribbean and enslaved there should recieve reparations if they are still living.

The rest of them should thank Britain for getting their ancestors out of Africa.


21 posted on 02/15/2014 8:33:48 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Nowhere Man
I have a pet theory. For better or worse, we are the product of history. If it were not for the countless wars, enslavements, pogroms, etc, we, us (you and me) would not exist today. Think genealogy. One might think that if, for some reason, my great, great grandfather never met my great, great grandmother, I might be a little different. I might have red hair instead of brown. But, if you think about it, that is completely wrong. If my great, great grandfather had never met my great grandmother, I would not exist at all. There never would have been my great grandfather and thus my grandfather and so on.

My point is, if it had not been for the abomination of slavery, blacks in America would not exist at all. It is not as though they would still exist, only in Africa. There would not have been the genetic pairings that led to their very existence. We all have this. How many rapes during the myriad of invasions throughout history have led, ultimately to you and me.

My clumsy point, is that you cannot separate the good from the bad. History is history. You want reparations? What is the value of your existence?

22 posted on 02/15/2014 8:34:00 PM PST by fhayek
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To: MeshugeMikey

Why do people who never owned slaves apologize and pay people who were never slaves?


23 posted on 02/15/2014 8:37:12 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Why should the UK pay for Jamaica slavery reparation....because Jamaica was a UK colony?..then the UK would also be responsible for American colonies slave reparation
24 posted on 02/15/2014 8:37:51 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: MeshugeMikey

They should go after other Africans, considering the European slave trade was built off of the already extant slave trade in Africa.


25 posted on 02/15/2014 8:40:23 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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I can hardly wait for the great leaders take on this development!

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26 posted on 02/15/2014 8:42:12 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: GeronL

Excellent question.


27 posted on 02/15/2014 8:42:45 PM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek

“You could keep an army of accountants and genealogists busy for a millennium.”

What a perfect way to eliminate unemployment!


28 posted on 02/15/2014 8:43:08 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: MeshugeMikey

American taxpayers have spent untold billions on the descendants of our slaves. Oh and sorry about that whole slavery thing. Let’s move on.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 8:48:32 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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30 posted on 02/15/2014 8:48:41 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: GladesGuru

“Interestingly, England and America caused slavery to be outlawed.”

And are the only ones likely gullible enough to actually entertain the thought of reparations.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 8:50:56 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I believe the British have a saying appropriate for this reparations demands - Bugger Off!

On occasion, the Brits do have a way with words.


32 posted on 02/15/2014 9:39:10 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MeshugeMikey

Pay them in Uranium.


33 posted on 02/15/2014 10:44:58 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wonder if the Black Racist Jamaicans will compensate all the Asians they robbed, murdered, and forced out of the country after independence? Hey mon’

Asian Jamaicans ran the businesses in Jamaica because blacks were too lazy.

Now look at Jamaica after the blacks took over...its a Third World Craphole that ran off its productive citizens

Reparations? How about a boat ride back to Africa...


34 posted on 02/16/2014 2:40:37 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Diversity is just racism against white folks)
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To: Beowulf9

No kidding

The race war of black criminals on whites dwarfs anything we did to them

By a factor of 10-20

A million a year ...whites robbed....raped....assaulted or mudered by blacks

Less than 40,000 a year of the same on blacks by whites and some years no black women raped by whites

Take that John Grisham


35 posted on 02/16/2014 3:38:48 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: MeshugeMikey

So does that leave the door open for the jews, egytians, germans, irish, french, italians, polish,....................


36 posted on 02/16/2014 3:50:23 AM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Repatriation to the lands of the ancestors. Then we can talk mules.

That, or assimilate and acclimate, then STFU.

37 posted on 02/16/2014 4:24:41 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: fhayek

I demand the Mongols pay me eleventy-billion dollars for marauding through eastern Europe in the 13th century and murdering some of my ancestors. (snicker)


38 posted on 02/16/2014 4:58:25 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Caipirabob

No Reparations Now

or EVER!


39 posted on 02/16/2014 5:36:27 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: ronnie raygun

whats good for the Goose is good for the Gander.

what’s not, is not!


40 posted on 02/16/2014 5:37:18 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: matt1234

would that be enriched, or otherwise?


41 posted on 02/16/2014 5:38:23 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I’m all for the “Bugger Off Now” movement!


42 posted on 02/16/2014 5:39:17 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Starstruck

this sounds like THE Plan!


43 posted on 02/16/2014 5:40:56 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Yet campaigners - including Lord Gifford, a British hereditary peer and barrister who runs a law firm in Kingston and advises the reparations committee - remain unbowed, saying that the slave trade “breached the natural law that man is free”.

Man is not so free that he can't bow to excessive taxes and government tyranny. What a load of BS from these reparationists.

Jamaica won its independence in 1962. Since then, a series of socialist governments have tried to run the country, with little success. The tourist areas are all built up and have great infrastructure. The outlying areas that aren't tourist destinations are terrible. Roads are neglected and not wide enough for two cars to safely pass each other some times, lots of potholes, very little sewage plumbing along the road. Jamaica gets a ton of aid from the U.S. and probably Great Britain. The politicians are just as corrupt as you would expect and nothing is done to fix the infrastructure of the outlying areas. Not to mention the crime rate, the early banning of all gun possession, etc. The British did not create these problems, the ongoing government dysfunction has caused this and the country's leaders are the ones to blame. BTW, the Brits left in place an excellent education system that is ongoing today for those who want to learn. Jamaicans who are able have left the island for greater opportunities in North America.

44 posted on 02/16/2014 5:56:00 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: MeshugeMikey

I love it!

Either get up off of your knees or pay reparations. Which is it going to be?


45 posted on 02/16/2014 5:59:42 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: onyx



46 posted on 02/16/2014 6:53:13 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Iron Munro

perhaps we could work out a deal with detroit?

Civilized God Fearing Nations.....buy detroits debt...and turn it into New Africa...offering 4o acres and a mule to all comers.


47 posted on 02/16/2014 6:55:02 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: rabidralph

were not supposed to KNOW anything about jamaica’s HISTORY...

this call for reparations wont WORK if people are EDUCATED as to the nature of the beast...


48 posted on 02/16/2014 6:57:59 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Even those who know the history still won’t speak and set the record straight for fear of being called racists.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 10:30:37 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

at least we wont keep what we know to ourselves...


50 posted on 02/16/2014 1:43:38 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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