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  1. That is because you are highly emotive and sentimental. In that sense you are merely a product of society. Americans demand that religion be fluffy and my little pony-like. Sobriety and faith are deemed mutually exclusive.
  2. You know, I am somewhat a fan of the writer Eric Sloane, who wrote several books about life in 19th century America, particularly the New England region. In one of his works, he mentioned that fact that the bressumer beam, the load bearing beams in frame buildings, were also known, among the early New Englanders, as the "Church Beam." That was because just as the bressumer bore the weight of a timber framed building and in effect kept it from collapsing, so the church bore the weight of society and kept it from collapsing. That still holds true. Every society is held up by its religious beliefs. Always has been, always will be, no matter what pathetic snarky polemics or diatribes that Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris or Bill Maher engage in. Their efforts have all the efficacy of aiming a squirt gun at the sun. That being said, if American society has historically been a cesspool of anti-African oppression, and America has been and essentially continues to be a basically Christian dominated society, then the only logical conclusion is that the dominant religious institutions in America, Caucasoid Churches, have been instigators and defenders of that oppression. It is really that simple. We can go on and on about how such behavior is anti-Christian, and of course it is, but the unavoidable fact is that on the ground, here in America, Caucasian Christians have historically supported, and to a large degree continue to support the oppression of AAs. That is the harsh reality, complaining about mentioning harsh reality (at least among adults) is silly.
  3. This gentleman embodies what is wrong with the Caucasian church in America today. He is unable to come to grips with the fact that Caucasoid Supremacy is the cause of America's racial problem, that Caucasian churches as institutions have been apologists for anti African oppression and for the most part ferociously defended the enslavement and subjugation of African people. It is their spiritual decrepitude that has been and continues to be the cause and effect of the massive cultural, social, and psycho-spritual devastation that afflicts America today not just in terms of race but in numerous other areas (economically, politically, culturally). When future historians examine the fall of America, they will say that its doom was rooted in the failure of the majoritarian church. All else will be deemed mere echoes.
  4. Professor Jemal has committed the crime of being smarter and more successful than many of Voldemort’s followers. That enrages them so he has to go.
  5. A Kansas professor and father of three who has lived in the United States for three decades was detained by immigration agents and now faces deportation. Syed Ahmed Jamal, who is from Bangladesh, was about to take his daughter to school on Jan. 24 when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials showed up on his front lawn in Lawrence, a suburb of Kansas City, and arrested him, said his brother, Syed Hussain Jamal. "It wasn't expected. He never expected to have ICE there," said the brother, who lives in Phoenix. When Jamal's stunned wife tried to hug her husband goodbye, ICE agents stopped her, telling her "that they would arrest her for interference" if she didn't let them take him immediately, the brother, Syed Hussain Jamal, said. Jamal, 55, is a chemistry instructor who entered the U.S. lawfully on an international student visa in the 1980s, according to a lawyer for the family, Jeffrey Y. Bennett. He has three kids — ages 7, 12, and 14 — all of whom are U.S. citizens, and he has no record, other than a couple speeding tickets that have long been resolved, Bennett said. The arrest is "very traumatizing for the whole family," Bennett said. Jamal has a "long history" of attempting to get a path to U.S. citizenship, Bennett added. Throughout the years, he had a handful of student visas while pursuing graduate degrees in science and engineering, and then a H-1B visa for highly skilled workers; at the time of his detainment, he had overstayed a voluntary departure notice, but had been granted permission to stay in the U.S. under supervision. The family was aware that there was a slight risk that Jamal, who had been given prosecutorial discretion to indefinitely stay in the U.S. under a policy formalized by then-President Barack Obama, could face deportation. But they never expected it would happen to Jamal, a beloved community member who was involved in his children's school board and was a respected professor of the sciences, the attorney and his brother said.
  6. The scale of corruption in corporate America is staggering.
  7. Solomon Carter Fuller (1872-1953) --- Pioneering Medical Researcher, Early Alzheimer's Researcher Solomon Carter Fuller is the most influential early medical researcher unknown to most people. He corresponded with Freud, took courses with William James, hobnobbed with Carl Jung, and overall was at the forefront in medical research on the effect f disease on the brain. Yet due to the racial prejudice of his era, he was relegated to invisibility and was quickly forgotten. Fuller was born in Liberia, of Americo stock. Americo-Liberians were the descendants of free African Americans who migrated to Liberia during America's slavery era. His grandparents were medical missionaries who emigrated to Liberia in 1852. Their medical practices sparked Carter's interest in medical studies. It was these medical studies that would spur Fuller to return to the US in 1889 to attend Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He then attended Long Island College Medical School and completed his medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine in 1897. Fuller completed an internship at Westborough State Hospital in Boston and stayed on as a pathologist. Despite is talent, Fuller faced discrimination in the medical field in the form of low salaries and underemployment. He was related to the most undesired and disdained tasks, particularly the duty of performing autopsies, an unusual procedure for that era. Ironically, it was during these autopsies that Fuller made discoveries which allowed him to advance in his career as well contribute to the scientific and medical communities. Fuller’s prodigious autopsy skills enabled him to make significant contributions to the growing clinical knowledge of a disease that was just then being fully diagnosed: Alzheimer's. However, Fuller was only able to achieve more of his potential by leaving America and furthering his studies in Europe. As part of his post-graduate studies at the University of Munich (Germany), Fuller researched pathology and specifically neuropathology. In 1903 Solomon Carter Fuller was one of the five foreign students chosen by the very finicky, snobby, and downright ornery Alois Alzheimer to do research at the Royal Psychiatric Hospital at the University of Munich. Upon his return to America, Fuller continued his work on the newly labeled Alzheimer’s disease. In 1912 Full he translated Alzheimer’s original case into English for the first time, and reviewed other known cases, including one Fuller himself had discovered (said to be only the ninth case). He eventually became a faculty member of the Boston University School of Medicine. However, Fuller was by no means all work and no play. He found time for courtship. In 1909 Fuller married Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, an internationally known sculptor. The couple had three children, Solomon C., William T., and Perry J. Fuller. Fuller also helped train the first physicians at the newly established Tuskegee Veterans Hospital.
  8. This is not really surprising. This is why single player is a must.
  9. I tend to consider the Seventies as having begun, culturally, with Nixon’s resignation in 1974. Soul music was really more rooted in the 1960s. Disco was Seventies oriented in the sense that it represented an attempt to create a unique musical genre that was distinct from Rock music and Soul music. It was clearly a failed attempt in the end, and Rock and Soul music continued to evolve in the 1970s while Disco 💃 quickly faded.
  10. Hundreds of homes impacted by Hurricane Harvey are being repaired one by one. Out-of-state strangers are traveling to Houston to volunteer their time and skills. "They’re cabinet makers, or they’re carpenters," said Scooter Buck. "And they’ll work until it gets dark. Show up, eat and do it again. That’s saving people thousands of dollars." Buck, who is leading the Harvey Relief Volunteer Group for Cypress United Methodist says some Amish men first came to Houston nearly six months ago to help the community. "Next thing we know they started talking to neighbors and friends and relatives," said Tony McCollum, pastor at Cypress United Methodist. "And now there’s kind of a lottery system to see who gets to come to Texas." In the last five months, about 600 Amish or Mennonite men and women have flown or driven to Houston. They've come from California to New York and every state in between. They've tackled 120 homes so far. "We’ve treated for mold. We’ve hung insulation. We’ve hung sheetrock," said McCollum. "We’ve taped, we’ve floated, we’ve textured and we’re painting walls." Buck says it's a savings of about $2,000 for each homeowner. "The Mennonites, they’re committed to come, as long as we want them to come and we have work for them," said Buck. "Just when I think we’re going to run out of homes, we’ll get two or three. We’ve gone as far as down Memorial, to Spring."
  11. The co pay should not have been that high.