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re: Stringer Bell: Mistakes were made. (The Wire) - mikelowery1911
[quote]avon's main problem with the marlo hunt was not having competent people. bird, wee-bey, and stink 'em were all head and shoulders better than anyone in season 3 besides slim charles. [/quote] Word. But I think overall Stringer had the better long term strategy. Throughout the series the bodi...


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re: Re the police and the insurgents: Anyone else feel stuck in the middle? - mikelowery1911
[quote]The problem is that the people most likely to experience the business end of the overreaching militarized police forces' guns live in communities like ferguson....so messy, out of control reactions are likely to be de rigeur. So we have this result....no change in the police because the commu...


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re: 7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t - mikelowery1911
[quote]The thing that struck me about the article was how he mentions in passing he doesn't "want to give his kids a complex about this." With his attitude they most definitely will have a complex. They'll get older and read this piece their own father wrote and it will shape them.[/quote] ...


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re: Stringer Bell: Mistakes were made. (The Wire) - mikelowery1911
[quote]2. Attempting to use Omar to get Brother Mozuen out of the way... I'm sure it seemed brilliant to Stringer at the time but when you play with fire like those two, you gonna get torched. [/quote] I think this was his only real mistake. Stringer's biggest weakness IMO was he was not always bei...


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re: Hardest death to watch on The Wire (Spoilers obviously) - mikelowery1911
Wallace was the hardest then Boadie ...


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re: 7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t - mikelowery1911
[quote]Posted by the808bass on 12/28 at 5:47 pm to SlowFlowPro quote: i get heated talking about this, too, because those pieces of shite destroy the educational opportunities of plenty of good kids Compulsory public education has long outlived its usefulness. [/quote] Yes and it mostly hurts po...


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re: 7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t - mikelowery1911
[quote]Posted by Crimson1st quote: The OPs son will most likely be a failure That's what that mind set produces That and the friends his son will probably gravitate to by the aura he puts out...it's one heck of a cycle that has to be broken but chances are it won't be when you're always the victim...


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re: 7 Things I Can Do That My Black Son Can’t - mikelowery1911
[quote]Um. That's silly. Even BLACKS think successful blacks may have gotten there via quotas, tokenism etc etc. Take your complaint up with reality.[/quote] No just no. I have experienced the exact opposite ...


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re: Ryan Theriot raises 35k for Moscona family - mikelowery1911
That is so amazing. Thank you Ryan Theriot ...


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re: The Unofficial Political Board Good Will and Glad Tidings Thread. - mikelowery1911
[quote]On a side note, I would like to ask for payers for my aunt and my cousin as they lost their husband and father, who is also my uncle, to cancer a week and a half ago and they are facing Christmas without him for the first time ever. Me and the rest of the extended family are helping them out ...


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re: The Unofficial Political Board Good Will and Glad Tidings Thread. - mikelowery1911
Merry Christmas everyone ...


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re: Good teachers want to teach in good schools - mikelowery1911
[quote]A qualified/good teacher can pick where they want to teach. The only way to improve this situation is to have a substantial pay difference in lower performing schools. And I don't mean 5 to 10% (or 4 to 5,000). [/quote] I had a similar conversation with someone about this yesterday. It is ...


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re: NYPD cops refuse to turn and face mayor as he walks into hospital - mikelowery1911
[quote]We don't know that she wasn't. If she was telling me it was hers I would have given her the ticket though. They both may have been investigated the same way and both given tickets. [/quote] She wasn't. I am not sure they ran her license. ...


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re: Iggy Alazea and hip hop's problem with her whiteness - mikelowery1911
[quote] quote: To get you hot and bothered enough to drive traffic to his publishers website. This is not the first author/website/commentator to say this about Iggy Azalea. Also is no one going to point out that the OP says Iggy Alazaa haha. [/quote] My point is the author tries to make it s...


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re: Iggy Alazea and hip hop's problem with her whiteness - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: The overwhelming majority of hip hop artists have not said something about IA. then why was the article even made? What kind of credibility do you have to lack to jump on board one white authors crusade to oust Iggy Azalea? [/quote] To get you hot and bothered enough to drive traffic...


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re: Iggy Alazea and hip hop's problem with her whiteness - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: She's taken hip-hop's sounds, but hasn't given back to the culture in any meaningful way when many white rappers have done the opposite. Macklemore has showed support for Ferguson protesters. Action Bronson passed judgment on the Eric Garner ruling, calling it "disgusting." [/quote] ...


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re: Iggy Alazea and hip hop's problem with her whiteness - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: She's taken hip-hop's sounds, but hasn't given back to the culture in any meaningful way when many white rappers have done the opposite. Macklemore has showed support for Ferguson protesters. Action Bronson passed judgment on the Eric Garner ruling, calling it "disgusting." [/quote] ...


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re: Iggy Alazea and hip hop's problem with her whiteness - mikelowery1911
[quote]It's articles like that that reinforce my believe that, generally speaking, black people as a race are currently by and far the most racist race in America today. And it's not even close.[/quote] Sounds like confirmation bias to me. You do realize the person who wrote the article is white?...


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re: Feeling dispirited about the racial climate in US, I visited the Great Master - mikelowery1911
[quote]What probably happened was that the black chicks began to have more experiences with black dudes. [/quote] Or white dudes ...


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re: NYPD cops refuse to turn and face mayor as he walks into hospital - mikelowery1911
[quote]Again - I see absolutely no racial animus involved at all. For this to devolve into some sort of civil rights racial issue is completely misguided. [/quote] For me animus is the wrong word to use. To me it's a lack of empathy, a lack of giving someone the benefit of the doubt, possibly beca...


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