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Re: “A Dream in Limbo

Funkbrs, to be fair Mullins didn't say nothing about war, TLDR much?

Mullins, talking class just ain't gonna happen. MLK was murdered not by talking race, but when he brought up class.

Posted by crackoamerican on 01/19/2018 at 4:12 PM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

To be fair a large amount of the suffering endured by natives was caused not by war, but by disease as europeans were carriers for smallpox.

And, if you REALLY want to get down to the nitty gritty of it, most of the battles won against indigenous natives were won not by whites, but by miscegenated mixed race native tribes who embraced modernity the second it was available to them and fought as mercenaries for whites in exchange for access to european guns, boots, cloth, as well as legal protections such as "white christian" status and american citizenship. Cherokee and Choctaw nationality do not preceed european contact, as these are reform tribes created in response to the power vacuum left as the educated native ruling class fled to their strongholds in Mexico and South America. Example: The Cherokee and Choctaw are both officially christian.

"In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, a number of Scots-Irish traders lived among the Choctaw and married high-status women. Choctaw chiefs saw these as strategic alliances to build stronger relationships with the Americans in a changing environment that influenced ideas of capital and property. The children of such marriages were Choctaw, first and foremost. Some of the sons were educated in Anglo-American schools and became important interpreters and negotiators for Choctaw-US relations." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw

The spanish are white. Mexicans are brown. This is not rocket science.

So when people say Mexicans are invading, it's a bit of a joke. Half this country used to BE mexico, and most of the mexicans are 50% or greater native ancestry, meaning that in all honesty what's actually happening is that there was a 100-200 year refugee period and the natives are simply returning to their original homelands in the north where they belong. Considering how long it took Europe to recover from the Black Plague, this is a pretty impressive achievement.

TL;DR: Don't worry about mexicans. Worry about english speaking white-spanish californians.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/19/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

Cracko,
Here's the thing, 400 years later some of us are willing to admit to the effect immigration had on the natives.
If immigrants were to understand and admit to the negative effect their arrival has on the working class rather than continue to voice the slander from the elites (that we are lazy and unwilling to work, etc) then we could present a united front.
I've known lots of kids that came in as babies or were conceived as "anchor babies" (their term not mine) and you don't get anymore American that them, it all the good and bad ways we would expect of natives. But many have been fed on this slander their whole lives.

Posted by CL Mullins on 01/19/2018 at 8:13 AM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

Now Mullins, I know for a fact that our mutual Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather (thereabouts), was an immigrant and the Powhatans benefitted mightily.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/18/2018 at 5:32 PM

Re: “A Dream in Limbo

I'm sorry, I just don't see how helping the DREAMers and undocumented folks, helps out me and mine.
This is America, where divide and conquer has always been the order of the day.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 01/18/2018 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Andy Wise Leaving WMC Post. Tags Decision #WiseChoices

Thank god

Posted by ManOnTheSquare on 01/17/2018 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Commercial Appeal Illustrates Local Earthquake Story with Non-Local Disaster Photographs

OMG I see where the Memphis/San Francisco Bay Bridge collapsed!

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/17/2018 at 3:18 PM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

I dunno, what kind of office party can you get for 52 weeks labor? And do I have to learn a foreign language?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/16/2018 at 9:53 PM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

They make a decent contracted hourly rate. It's one-day-a-week work. If you're interested, let me know.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/16/2018 at 8:56 PM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

Sorry Bruce, maybe brain freeze, but in the congratulatory article I didn't see nuthin about drivers. Are the contract labor?

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/16/2018 at 8:44 PM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

What are you on about, Cracko? Every Wednesday, our drivers drop off bundles at our boxes and at designated businesses and sites all over town -- 44,000 papers. They also pick up and count the leftovers from the prior week. Our circulation is audited, by the way.

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Posted by BruceVanWyngarden on 01/16/2018 at 4:02 PM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

So about this 92% pick up rate, these papers are magically transported to sites or does Scotty beam them down for you?

Posted by crackoamerican on 01/16/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “New Year, New Start for the Flyer

I enjoyed this article as I still enjoy reading the paper weekly copy of The Flyer. Thank you to all who make it happen.

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Posted by marthacattnurse on 01/16/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Trump and the Liar’s Paradox

Oh poor BLM doesn't know the difference between consensual sex and pussy grabbing and wouldn't know a commie if one grabbed him by his pecker.
And yet here he is and gone are ArlingtonPop and OakTree.
I think the Flyer, dastardly liberals, are trying to make all conservatives out to be morons.

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Posted by crackoamerican on 01/15/2018 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Trump and the Liar’s Paradox

Martin Luther King Day: the perfect time to remember the FBI spied on him and spread lies about him being a womanizer and commie. Doesn't seem fair, does it?

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Posted by Barack' s lies matter on 01/15/2018 at 9:41 PM

Re: “What Prophesy Does this Fulfill?

We're about to get f____ed!

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Posted by Scott Banbury on 01/15/2018 at 2:46 PM

Re: “White Power Outage in Memphis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firdos_Squar…

Hmm... I remember this. Felt good, too.

Ends up ripping down statues of losers is one of the most red blooded American things you can do. Who knew?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 01/15/2018 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Trump and the Liar’s Paradox

Thanks!

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Posted by Barack' s lies matter on 01/15/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “White Power Outage in Memphis

All Africans (and Communists) want to do is tear down other peoples monuments because Africans are too cheap to build their own.

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Posted by John Horton on 01/15/2018 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Trump and the Liar’s Paradox

Well done!

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Posted by Sid Johnson on 01/14/2018 at 11:44 PM

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