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  • Islamic cleric, 17 others arraigned in court for engaging in slavery

    06/21/2012 9:50:30 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    tribune.com.ng ^ | 19JUN12 | Yemi Banjo
    AN Islamic Cleric,Mojeed Oyelami, 36,and three of his suspected accomplices; Ganiyu Lateef, 22; Moshood Nurudeen, 24; and Alfa Hassan Yusuf, 21, were last Wednesday arraigned before a Chief Magistrate in Ibadan on a three-count charge of conspiring, unlawful imprisonment and deprivation of liberty of 18 children and seven adults without their consent. Fourteen others, who are parents of the children were arraigned with the Islamic Cleric and his suspected accomplices on a one-count charge of unlawfully abandon and exposing their children to danger. The parents charged along with the Islamic cleric and his suspected accomplices were Alfa Isiaka Olorungbebe, 60;...
  • Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker (Evokes Imagery of Slavery & Prison Chain Gangs)

    06/18/2012 3:08:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Adidas Blasted Over New 'Shackle' Sneaker Critics are fit to be tied over footwear giant Adidas' latest sneakers, which feature what looks like shackles attached to them. The JS Roundhouse Mids, which are due to be released in August, were previewed on the Adidas Originals Facebook page in a photo posted on June 14. Although the German company insists the design has nothing to do with slavery, its own promotional material isn't likely to quell criticism. “Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?” reads a tagline posted beneath the picture. Many users left comments...
  • Migrant workers in Qatar risk forced labour, human rights group says

    06/14/2012 1:33:49 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 5 replies
    AFP - GulfNews ^ | June 13, 2012
    Migrant workers in Qatar risk forced labour, human rights group says Report highlights range of labour issues amid construction boom for 2022 World Cup AFP Published: 00:00 June 13, 2012 Doha: Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Tuesday that migrant construction workers in Qatar, which is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, risk serious abuse amounting to ‘forced labour’. “The government needs to ensure that the cutting edge, high-tech stadiums it’s planning to build for World Cup fans are not built on the backs of abused and exploited workers,” said HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson in a...
  • German Teenager Harnessed to Horse Cart Rescued

    05/27/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 May 2012
    A German teenager has been rescued from a Bosnian couple who are accused of starving and beating her for years and of harnessing her to a horse cart and making her pull it.The 19-year-old, kept in a hamlet near the northeastern town of Kalesija since 2004, had been taken to safety and the couple had been detained for investigation, regional prosecutors said on Sunday. Damir Arnautovic, a spokesman for the prosecution in Tuzla, said the woman had been in a bad physical and psychological state and had no papers. She was not named. He said Milenko Marinkovic, 52, and his...
  • History: In the service of the Sultan (Islam's Black Slaves, history they don't teach)

    05/25/2012 9:41:06 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 6, 2002 | Fiachra Gibbons
    Islam's Black Slaves: A History of Africa's Other Black Diaspora Ronald Segal 241pp, Atlantic Books, Ł20 At a time when the United States, crusading Christianity's last outpost, is again mounting its mangy charger, along comes another book documenting a dark, half-forgotten and deeply unsavoury aspect of Islam. Until Ronald Segal, author of the excellent and similarly panoramic survey of the Atlantic slave trade, The Black Diaspora, began to pick at the scars Arab raiders and their black African outriders left on large parts of the continent over 14 centuries, this had been one of the great untold stories. /..../ Unlike...
  • Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’...

    05/22/2012 11:34:07 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 22, 2012 | Benny Johnson
    Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers: Shocking New Details on Their Meeting & the ‘Beast’ Axis That Was Forged According to New Black Panther Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz: Envisions the “glory” of “paroling on the Israeli embassy with a hundred New Black Panthers” fighting for Palestine. Fighting white people is an “international struggle against a common enemy.” Whites are trying to “divide the non-white” population against each other Because “half of Africa” was involved in slavery “we say Africa owes us reparations, too.” Black radicals should seek “alliances that are possible right now with people who got solid track records...
  • The Film Class (Black Slaves under Muslim Palestinians)

    05/21/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Righting · 14 replies
    PetachTikvaMuseum ^ | February 9, 2012
    The Film Class, Uri Rosenwaks, current exhibitions, (Petach Tikva Museum) 9 Feb 2012 – The community of black Bedouins ("Afro-Bedouins") in the desert town of Rahat faces racial and class discrimination deeply rooted in the social conventions of the traditional Bedouin community in the Negev. The black Bedouins' roots lie in East Africa, where they were captured by Arab slave traders and sold in the markets of Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia to white Bedouin tribes. These markets operated until the early 20th century; many of those abducted and their offspring continued to serve as slaves in Palestine until 1948 (when...
  • Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’

    05/17/2012 5:33:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Senators to Unveil the ‘Ex-Patriot Act’ to Respond to Facebook’s Saverin’s Tax ‘Scheme’ Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again. In September 2011, Saverin relinquished his U.S. citizenship before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one, as he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stands to make $4 billion when the company goes public. Saverin would reap...
  • Fisk: Arab Spring washed region's appalling racism out of the news [extremist-liberal admits]

    05/07/2012 9:11:54 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Topnewstoday/Independent ^ | May 7, 2012 | Robert Fisk
    Robert Fisk: Arab Spring has washed the region's appalling racism out of the news The Long View: Migrant workers from the subcontinent often live eight to a room in slums – even in oil-rich Kuwait Robert Fisk Monday 07 May 2012
  • New Law Set to Sweep Across the Nation that Would Strip All Americans of their Constitutional Rights

    05/04/2012 4:07:25 PM PDT · by freeliberty21 · 76 replies
    PRNewsWire ^ | Federal Ethics Center
    WASHINGTON, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Ethics Center (FEC), a watchdog organization protecting the rights of United States citizens, urges Congress to promptly hold hearings regarding troubling events occurring in the United States 5th Circuit.   FEC's letter to members of Congress outlined several examples of recent erratic 5th Circuit initiatives as follows: 5th Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, in disregard of the law, recently demanded that Attorney General, Eric Holder Jr. confirm that the rule of Marbury v. Madison applies to the President of the United States. 5th Circuit District Judge, W. Royal Furgeson, Jr., in coordination with 5th Circuit...
  • The Middle East's Real Apartheid

    04/30/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | March, 2012 | E. Karsh
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree on the best response to this hate fest. Some suggest emphasizing Israel’s peacemaking efforts, others propose rebranding the country by highlighting its numerous achievements and success stories. Still others advocate reminding the world of “what Zionism is – a movement of Jewish national liberation – and what it isn’t – racist.” Each of these approaches has its merits yet none will do the trick.Peace seeking and/or prosperity are...
  • Sales of women and girls booms in Europe (slavery)

    04/29/2012 9:32:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26.04.12 @ 18:21 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Human trafficking is booming in Europe, the Hague-based Eurojust, the EU’s crime-fighting unit, said on Thursday (26 April). But the number of cases brought against traffickers is grossly disproportionate to the number of reported victims. “Something is wrong; not enough people are being brought to justice. One thing is sure is that it is a booming business,” said Michčle Coninsx, President-elect of Eurojust. Eurojust, which coordinates with national judicial authorities on serious cross-border crimes, is aiming to get member states to bring more cases to it. Despite the alarming numbers, Eurojust handled 74 registered cases in 2009, up from only...
  • Jamaica Talks Reparations, So What About Us? (Ruined keyboard warning)

    04/25/2012 4:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | April 25, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    A few Jamaican lawmakers recently announced a quest to explore reparations for the transatlantic slave trade. This is the second effort to discuss reparations, after the first one failed in 2010 due to financial difficulties. The effort involves the restoration of a commission that will investigate the issue and possibly ask for compensation from Britain or repatriation of some Jamaicans to Africa. Most people of color might agree that Jamaica is not the only country where its citizens deserve reparations for slavery. African Americans continue to endure the consequences of the slave trade to this day: Whites have a wealth...
  • The Savage Lands of Islam

    04/23/2012 11:57:10 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has ruled that ten year old girls can be married off, because in his words, "Good upbringing makes a girl ready to perform all marital duties at that age." The Mufti, who also recently called for destroying churches in the Arabian Peninsula, is descended from Mohammed Wahhab who gave birth to Wahhabism and his descendants have controlled the Saudi religious establishment, which has given them control of Islam around the world. For all his power and influence, the Mufti is blind and hasn't seen a thing in the last 52 years, an apt metaphor...
  • The Medicalization of Rebellion - The long, shameful history of using science to stigmatize dissent

    04/23/2012 7:02:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Reason ^ | April 21, 2012 | Sheldon Richman
    In 1861 Samuel A. Cartwright, an American physician, described a mental illness he called “drapetomania.” As Wikipedia points out, the term derived from drapetes, Greek for “runaway [slave],” and mania for madness or frenzy. Thus Cartwright defined drapetomania as “the disease causing negroes to run away [from captivity].” “[I]ts diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is well known to our planters and overseers,” Cartwright wrote in a much-distributed paper delivered before the Medical Association of Louisiana. Yet this disorder was “unknown to our medical authorities.” Cartwright thought slave owners caused the illness by making “themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating...
  • The Racism and Slavery of Islam

    04/20/2012 1:22:32 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    islam-watch.org ^ | 17APR12 | Jake Neuman
    Racism is one of the greatest criminal acts practiced by man against man. And Islam is the most racist, bigoted, discriminatory ideology ever created by man. Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e. which harms particular groups of people). Modern usage often equates "racism" and "racial discrimination" and defines the latter term only as applying to pernicious practices. Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred,...
  • From Man Alive! - "Indomitable you."

    04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT · by Greg Swann · 2 replies
    SelfAdoration.com ^ | April 8, 2012 | Greg Swann
    From: Man Alive! A survival manual for the human mind. by Greg Swann Chapter 11. Indomitable you. If you have been paying attention to the slow-motion train wreck going on among the allegedly capitalist nation-states and their undeniably socialist central banks, you will have heard terms like “crony-capitalism” or “entitlement mentality.” Perhaps the pundits you have read have been honest enough to use a more comprehensive coinage – such as “moochers.” All of these ugly phenomena, and many others, are manifestations of a practice economists call “rent-seeking.” That term is used to mean market or legislative manipulations by which someone...
  • Bashir: Conservatives Cool With Slaves Building White House But Can't Accept Black President There

    04/06/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The odious Martin Bashir is at it again. On his MSNBC show today, Bashir suggested that conservatives, racists that they are, were happy to have slaves help build the White House, but can't accept a black president living there. View the video here.
  • Understanding The Slave Mentality

    04/04/2012 10:52:41 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 4 replies
    Alt-market ^ | 04/02/2012 | Brandon Smith
    In the initial stages of nearly every recorded tyranny, the saucer eyed dumbstruck masses exhibit astonishing and masterful skill when denying reality. The facts behind their dire circumstances and of their antagonistic government become a source of cynical psychological gameplay rather than a source of legitimate concern. Their desperate need to maintain their normalcy bias creates a memory and observation vacuum in which all that runs counter to their false assumptions and preconceptions disappears forever. It is as if they truly cannot see the color of the sky, or the boot on their face. The concrete world of truth becomes...
  • After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?

    03/30/2012 7:33:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Journal of Medical Ethics (yes, believe it or not) ^ | February 23, 2012 | Alberto Giubilini, Francesca Minerva
    Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
  • Slave Master Becomes an Abolitionist

    03/27/2012 5:40:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat March 17, 2012 | John D. Sutter
    As a member of Mauritania's slave-owning class, Abdel Nasser Ould Ethmane could have had anything he wanted as a present for his circumcision ceremony: a toy, money, a camel, or, as his brother would choose, a bicycle. But the 7-year-old wanted something more sinister. He chose Yebawa Ould Keihel, a young boy with skin the color of coal. At that moment, Abdel became a slave master. It's an experience that's common here in Mauritania, a vast country in West Africa's Sahara Desert where activists and the United Nations estimate 10% to 20% of people are enslaved -- usually dark-skinned people...
  • "Runaway Slave" Addresses Trayvon's Race-Hustling-Buzzards as Contemporary Slave Traders/Traitors

    Have blacks in America achieved the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and become truly “Free at Last?” This is the question recently tackled in the brave and powerful documentary Runaway Slave a new film which exposes the economic and social enslavement of the black community to the progressive policies of the US Government. Rev. C. L. Bryant hosts the movie revealing the “new underground railroad” and the mindset of a cultural acceptance of entitlements and big government. Bryant’s own life provides unique insights into the racial and political issues of the day. A former Chapter President of the...
  • GOVERNMENT EXPLAINED

    03/15/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/7/2012 | Graham Wright
    An under 10 minute animated video explaining government:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUS1m5MSt9k
  • GOVERNMENT EXPLAINED

    03/15/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 3 replies · 2+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3/7/2012 | Graham Wright
    An under 10 minute animated video explaining government:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUS1m5MSt9k
  • Killing a Country (braying)

    03/15/2012 5:32:06 AM PDT · by bray
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/15/12 | bray
    And so we know and rely on the LOVE God has for us. God is LOVE. Whoever lives in LOVE lives in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:16 We are now all Tea Partiers as we are fighting for the soul of our Country. This battle has been going on for centuries although America has trusted in God for the first 200 years and over the past thirty or so has turned its back on God. We are now witnessing the unadulterated attempt at the complete elimination of God from sea to shining sea as the earth worshipers...
  • Are Main Stream Media Racist?

    02/21/2012 9:03:53 AM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies
    townhall ^ | 2/21/12 | reasonmclucus
    Jesse Washington recently reported that many dark skinned Americans recognize that they are not "African" Americans in spite of what some racists say. The term "African-American" perpetuates the principle tenet of Southern racism: "part black, all black" under the "one drop rule". Those who use the term are in effect segregating Americans with dark complexions from the rest of the population they may be related to. Those who use the term believe that those with dark complexions should only be able to claim their African ancestors and should forget about ancestors who came from Europe, North America or Asia even...
  • Rep. West: Democratic handouts an 'insidious form of slavery'

    02/16/2012 8:05:56 AM PST · by radioone · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening praised the Republican Party for consistently fighting for individual freedom over the last 150 years, and criticized Democrats for pursuing "handouts" to the less fortunate that he said are a modern form of slavery. "Our party firmly believes in the safety net," West said in a late Wednesday floor speech. "We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock. "For this reason, the Republican value of minimizing government dependence is particularly beneficial to the poorest among us," he continued. "Conversely, the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact...
  • From Slave to Saint: The Story of St. Josephine Bakhita [Catholic Caucus]

    02/09/2012 6:10:54 PM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies · 1+ views
    WAU.org ^ | February 2012 | Jill Boughton
    From Slave to Saint The Story of St. Josephine Bakhita By: Jill Boughton The girl was walking in the fields some ways off from her home, when two strangers appeared and asked her to pick them some fruit. Brought up to show courtesy to adults, the nine-year-old hurried to obey. Not until she was in the forest did she realize it was a trick. “I saw two persons behind me,” she later recalled. “One of them briskly grabbed me with one hand, while the other one pulled out a knife from his belt and held it to my side....
  • PETA sues SeaWorld for “enslaving” killer whales (Whales now have constitutional rights?)

    02/08/2012 2:46:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2012 | Tina Korbe
    If you've ever wanted to watch killer whales perform for your benefit, book your trip to SeaWorld now! If the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has its way, those poor whale slaves won't entertain tourists much longer ...This story serves up too many fantastic quotes to ignore. Like one commenter on the case, I’m not surprised; it is PETA we’re talking about, after all. Yet, somehow, they always manage to be more over-the-top than before. The organization sincerely claims that SeaWorld is in violation of the 13th amendment’s ban on slavery because it holds five orcas – Tilikum,...
  • Slavery protections for animals? Judge to decide (Do animals have constitutional protection?)

    02/07/2012 12:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 02/07/2012 | Julie Watson
    A federal judge for the first time in U.S. history heard arguments Monday in a case that could determine whether animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller called the hearing in San Diego after Sea World asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that names five orcas as plaintiffs in the case. PETA claims the captured killer whales are treated like slaves for being forced to live in tanks and perform daily at its parks in San Diego and Orlando, Fla. "This...
  • Moving letter from freed slave to old master after he was asked back to work on farm

    02/01/2012 6:45:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2012 | Louise Boyle
    A fascinating letter has emerged from a one-time slave to his former master in reply to being invited back to work on the farm where he spent more than 30 years in servitude. Jourdon Anderson wrote to Colonel P.H. Anderson in August 1865, explaining that since he had been emancipated, he had moved his family from Big Spring, Tennessee to Ohio, was being paid for his labour and could support his family. According to an edition of the New York Daily Tribune published at the time, Jourdon Anderson dictated the letter to give his weighty and fitting response.
  • Man bangs into fleeing maid at shopping mall(Runaway slave!)

    01/31/2012 8:57:49 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies
    emirates247.com ^ | 1-31-12 | staff
    A Saudi man shopping at a crowded mall in the Gulf Kingdom banged into his fleeing Asian housemaid, who again tried to run away before she fell down and began screaming, a newspaper reported on Monday. The man was about to apologize to the woman for banging into her when he immediately recognized her and grabbed her arm. “She fled again but fell on the ground…he again gabbed her but she started to scream, attracting many shoppers,” kabar Arabic language daily said in a report from the Western town of Makkah. “Some men tried to free her but he told...
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • The end of abortion (will not be pretty)

    01/20/2012 7:56:47 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1-20-12 | Kristen Walker
    I’ve been reading a fascinating book by economist, Stanford University professor, and Hoover Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell called Black Rednecks & White Liberals. In an essay titled “The Real History of Slavery,” Sowell analyzes the complex reasons why most Americans who were morally opposed to slavery did not side with the radical abolitionists. A whole host of reasons stopped good men — including Washington and Jefferson — from supporting any endeavor to simply declare slaves free and release them into the wide world, and foremost among these concerns was the well-being of the slaves themselves. Thomas Sowell knows things...
  • The Story of Your Enslavement

    01/16/2012 1:23:59 PM PST · by Chuckster · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/17/2010 | Freedomain Radio
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  • Slavery museum disputes $1.6 million shortage claim

    01/16/2012 12:27:25 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies
    Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder's slavery museum is disputing a claim by the city of Fredericksburg that the museum failed to account for $1.6 million in funds. As part of its efforts to seek federal bankruptcy protection, the United States National Slavery Museum is trying to stop the appointment of an examiner to review its finances. The museum also maintains that it be allowed to reorganize so it can eventually resume fundraising and seek tax-exempt status with Fredericksburg. Last month, an attorney for the city filed a motion as part of its efforts to collect more than $215,000 in delinquent...
  • 'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…' Homework Asks

    01/08/2012 5:03:25 AM PST · by EBH · 48 replies · 1+ views
    abc ^ | 1/8/11 | Olivia Katrandjian
    Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings. Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn't believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross. "It kind of blew me away," Braxton said. "Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He's not answering this question." The question read, "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?" Another math problem read, "If Frederick...
  • 19th century slavery created the GOP, will 21st century slavery be its demise?

    01/04/2012 8:11:57 AM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-04-11 | Vince
    Will 2012 bring an end to the Republican Party? It would only be fitting that a party formed almost 160 years ago on the basis of stopping the expansion of slavery would be destroyed by its support of the modern day expansion of slavery of a different sort. That is exactly where we stand. The GOP was formed in 1854 in reaction to the passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act which essentially opened up the West to the expansion of slavery. Many Northerners understood that mostly poor free men and could not compete with giant Southern landowners who employed slave...
  • Old South Economic Renaissance Leaving North Behind

    01/04/2012 4:20:22 AM PST · by billflax · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/03/2012 | Bill Flax
    Remember those cartoons with the feisty Confederate snarling, “Lee surrendered. I didn’t.” Well, Dixie has risen, but it seems more “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Southern Hospitality now welcomes corporations as it once did travelers. There is little respite from the national economic doldrums Americans endure due to debased dollars, tax and regulatory uncertainty plus a popular culture increasingly resentful of success. But internal shifts signal that the South beats the North in more than just SEC football dominance. The South long disdained Yankee capitalism, but now in many respects she exhibits freer markets than her historic rival....
  • RUSH: REGIME GRABS POWER TO DETAIN US CITIZENS

    01/03/2012 3:21:42 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 153 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Regime Grabs Power to Detain US Citizens January 03, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, and I can't believe that nobody's talking about that, either: The thing Obama signed on New Year's Eve, the new Defense Authorization Act.I don't know if people don't know what's in this or if other things take precedence. Well, it is being reported because I saw it. I saw it reported. Obama signed this thing, the new Defense Authorization Act on New Year's Eve. Folks, you know what this thing does? It allows the United States military to detain anybody for no reason! They don't...
  • Caterpillar locks out workers in Canada

    01/02/2012 6:38:28 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | January 2, 2012 | Ian Austen
    Snips from Excerpt only website: A lockout late Sunday of about 465 workers at a Canadian locomotive factory owned by a Caterpillar unit has renewed debate in Canada about the labor impact of foreign ownership. The action came after the employees in London, Ontario, rejected a contract proposed by Electro-Motive Canada. The Canadian Auto Workers union said the proposal would cut wages in half, substantially reduce benefits and end the current pension plan. But some of the union’s executive members have suggested that Caterpillar’s contract demands were intended to provoke a shutdown of the Canadian factory as a prelude to...
  • GoDaddy's Reversal a Win for Customer Pressure [Drops Support for SOPA]

    12/25/2011 12:15:54 PM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies
    PC World ^ | 12/23/11 | Grant Gross
    Giant domain name registrar GoDaddy.com has pulled its support from the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act after owners of several websites announced they would take their business elsewhere. Negative feedback about SOPA from a number of customers forced GoDaddy to take a second look at the legislation, said Warren Adelman, Go Daddy's newly appointed CEO. Go Daddy has concerns about the free speech and Internet security implications of the legislation, but until now, has worked with lawmakers to address those issues, he said. "It's clear to us the bill's not ready in its current form," Adelman said Friday. "Looking at...
  • Copying a African's comment on the 'racist' Arab league / Arab world

    12/21/2011 6:25:49 AM PST · by Milagros · 10 replies
    http://erigazette.org/?p=438 ^ | December 13, 2011
    East Africa: Kenya and Sudan Headed for Showdown As Deadline Looms Breaking News [..] Adulis says: December 13, 2011 at 7:09 am Omar al Bashir has killed more than half a million moslems in Darfur and he should be brought to court. It is shame that the Arab world were all going after Gadafi of Libya and now after the Syrian leaders for killing few hundreds of Arabs but the coward and racist Arab world was arming Omar al Beshir while the Sudanese Arabs were burning, raping and pillaging Darfur. The Arabs only care about "real" Arabs that look like...
  • Islamic-Arab racist enslavers: 'Got Africans organs for a $1,000 a piece!!!'

    12/18/2011 4:33:04 PM PST · by Milagros · 28 replies
    CNN programming | 2011
    In a program called: 'Death in the Desert,' CNN docunmented (Nov. 2011): African [mostly Sudanese and Eritrean] refugees, who are escaping in order to get to (democratic and free) Israel, in crossing the Sinai desert, they are raped, tortued, murdered, organs sold by Arab [Egyptian Bedouins, some activities linked to "Palestinians" in Gaza] enslavers. An Egyptian eyewitness described their plight, [more] 'Worse' than slavery. The Egyptian doctors buy from the Sawarka tribe for 1,000 to 2,000 dollars an organ. Thousands have died, many of electrecution and of 'failed' organ harvesting. Egyptian police have not made one single arrest. Worse thing...
  • A canticle for Kathleen Sullivan - from "Christmas at the speed of life"

    12/18/2011 10:22:44 AM PST · by Greg Swann · 2 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 12/12/2011 | William F.X. O'Connell
      A canticle for Kathleen Sullivan  I got to the hospital after visiting hours, but the nurse led me to the room anyway. "There hasn't been anyone," she confided. I pursed my lips in grim acknowledgment. "That's why I'm here." Inside the room the patient looked like purple death. It was a critical-care room, bright and white and cheerfully clinical. The bed was surrounded by apparatus, with lines and leads and probes and IV tubes running to him. The only unbruised part of him that I could see were his eyes, and his eyes were more deeply wounded than anything. I'll...
  • Sold into slavery as a girl, Shyima Hall becomes a U.S. citizen

    12/16/2011 7:44:21 PM PST · by thecodont · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | December 16, 2011A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slav | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
    A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slave, forced to cook and clean inside the home of a wealthy Irvine family and, at night, sleep on a squalid mattress in a windowless garage. On Thursday, the Egyptian-born 22-year-old stood before a federal judge in Montebello with nearly 900 others and was sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizen. The ceremony capped a hard-scrabble journey that began with Hall's rescue, wound through the foster care system and ended with her living on her own, working, and with ambitions to become a federal agent. "I went...
  • A Voter's Guide to Republicans

    12/16/2011 6:17:02 PM PST · by Kellis91789 · 5 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 12/13/2011 | Bill Whittle
    I've never seen this guy before although I see some other threads on other topics by Bill Whittle. This one is on how Democrats have painted Republicans as the exact opposite of what history actually shows and the sheeple have bought it hook, line, and sinker. The deadpan sarcasm is priceless. Enjoy and do as I have -- e-mail a link to those misguided acquaintances of yours that have never given critical thought to the propaganda from the left.
  • How to slay dragons

    12/15/2011 3:08:30 PM PST · by Greg Swann · 2 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 12/12/2011 | William F.X. O'Connell
      How to slay dragons  And now I am a man-killer. We live with the consequences of our choices, and we cannot fail to live with all the consequences of all our choices. Sic semper nobis, sic etiam mihi. Thus always to us, thus even to me. Your money? Or your life? Your mind – the means of your life? Or your life – the end of your mind's devising? Lie or die? Can any such choice be made? And if it can't – what then? What if you choose neither? What then? I got mugged, that's what happened. Or almost...
  • Minister: China wants to build U.S. roads, rails

    12/02/2011 9:09:40 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | December 2, 2011 | Joe Mcdonald
    China wants to convert some of its mountain of U.S. government debt into investment in renovating American roads and subways, the commerce minister said Friday. Speaking to a business group, Chen Deming said China wants closer co-operation with the United States in infrastructure, clean energy and technology. Such investments would tie China more closely to Western economies and might help defuse fears Beijing will use its $3.2-trillion in foreign reserves -- some $1.15-trillion of that in Treasury and other U.S. government debt -- as a political weapon. “We hope to achieve cooperation in the area of infrastructure,” Chen told members...
  • Once You Go Conservative Black, You Better Watch Your Back

    11/30/2011 4:47:53 PM PST · by Fred · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 113011 | Anne Coulter
    With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a "love child" with his mistress, Rielle Hunter? The left is trying to destroy Cain with a miasma of hazy accusations leveled by three troubled women. Considered individually, the accusations are utterly unbelievable. They are even less credible taken together. This is how liberals destroy a man, out of nothing. After the first round of baseless accusations against Cain, an endless stream of pundits rolled out the...