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Man is thrown from car on I-4, killed -- OrlandoSentinel.com

Or maybe it was the fact that he was traveling at 85-90 mph? "Nice" doesn't mean someone is smart. I'm glad no one else was hurt/killed by this reckless behavior.  (Jul 17, 2007 | post #17)

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Groceries gobble up budgets -- OrlandoSentinel.com

Yeah... I could complain. Can I complain about the high prices at your Publix? ;-) The shoppers, baggers & many of the employees at our Publix are seniors. I think it will always be slower than other stores. I did contact mgmt. Evidently their idea of clean & fresh differs from other people. :-)  (Jul 17, 2007 | post #111)

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Gay Days event was big success, organizer says -- Orlando...

Did we have a debate? hehe Maybe just different opinions. We need different opinions... helps us learn. I just learned that Disney was just for kids, and that Mardi Gras was just for gays! Who knew? ;-) STILL waitin on ice cream! Grrrrrrr!  (Jul 17, 2007 | post #57)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Oh yeah... and now you're blaming racism on me? hahahahahahaha You don't know me from Adam, yet you've made several assumptions about me. That doesn't say much for you. If I am emotional about racism, it isn't an insult when you try and point that out. Everyone should be emotional about racism. It's quite the ugly beast.  (Jul 15, 2007 | post #214)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

I missed the point? You ramble on about clothing, and then expect people to figure out that you're talkin about racism? Maybe YOU just didn't explain your position clearly. Or maybe you did. I saw you mention "special rights" on more than one occasion. Wasn't it Ronald Reagan who claims he never witnessed racism, but did his darnest to try an elimiate anything that was an attempt to level the playing field? I don't car where you shop, but in an earlier post you implied that you knew Wausau. I understand that Topix places people all over the country, but - is that now an untruth. As for comparing yourself to Trump... um, whatever. I'd keep that to myself. Trump isn't a very admirable human being. Wealthy? Yes. Controversial? All the time. But an admirable human being? Not in my book.  (Jul 15, 2007 | post #213)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Uncle Tom, is that you? One person says having the word "black" in BET IS a reason for racism. YOU call it "special rights". I tend to be wary of anyone that includes "special rights" in their vocabulary. And how the heck is using the word "black" to describe one's self - when one IS black - a special right? I may have oversimplified the issue of dress, but only because this discussion is about racism - not dress. I'm sure Donald Trump looks at you as trailer trash when you don't wear a suit, or because your suit comes from JCPenney - or Younker's, or wherever you Wausau-ites buy your clothing. Should you change to accomodate him, and others like him? I personally don't expect anyone to dress a certain way... and I certainly don't expect them to dress to impress me. Sure, there are some situations where certain attire is more appropriate than other attire - but then who decides THAT? Do the Hmongs in Wausau dress to please the rest of the population? Do they drop the word "Hmong" from their television shows, their radio stations, their museum, their newspapers, their businesses and meetings and what-not, just because the racists and bigots have a problem with it? Is the local newspaper writing editorials about these issues, insisting that those darn Hmongs dress more appropriately, and drop the "Hmong", because it promotes racism? I didn't think so.  (Jul 15, 2007 | post #211)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

We should go back to that one, but no one seems to want to address it. They're doing their best to avoid that discussion altogether. (p.s. I am not a girl)  (Jul 15, 2007 | post #210)

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Groceries gobble up budgets -- OrlandoSentinel.com

Right! I stopped by a newer Publix the other day that seems to have everything. It certainly has a lot more than the Publix closer to me. And my Publix is dirty and always stinks. But at the newer Publix, everything I had intended to buy was more expensive than the Publix closer to me... 30 to 50 cents more. Heck, even the deli chicken was 50 cents more. Newspapers need to have people like you writing their "grocery shopping" pieces though... to show customers how to really save!  (Jul 15, 2007 | post #59)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Doin fine! Well put! hahaha  (Jul 14, 2007 | post #204)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

I don't know how to answer your post.... But I'll suggest that you re-read what you wrote to me. My only comment to you in my last post was about "reverse racism"...but for whatever reasons, you chose to address comments made to others. Nothing wrong with that, but..... I went back and re-read the thread, and paid close attention to your posts. Again, you should do the same. You're blaming racism on the way people talk, dress, act, name things - the list goes on. People do the same thing with gays... and all kinds of groups. If only they wouldn't do this, say that, dress this way, act that way..... Putting the word "black" into BET causes racism? Bah. We'll have to tell the local Jewish Community Center to drop the word "Jewish" , as it causes/promotes anti-Semitism, then. The ONLY place that the blame for racism should be directed is on the racists themselves. You seem to be saying that you want people to dress,talk, act, behave in a manner that pleases you - that's accommodating to you. People should never have to change who they are or give up their identity because someone else disapproves... Sure, there may be one or two exceptions to that rule, but not in any examples given in this particular discussion. Maybe I'm not reading you correctly, but it doesn't sound too hot to me. Oh - and don't expect me at dinner anytime soon. ;-) Besides, I hear I'm now a FEMALE - with cajones - and a 5 o'clock shadow. (only on the weekends, though!). Did Heidi Fleiss ever wear a tube top? I wonder....  (Jul 14, 2007 | post #203)

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Gay Days event was big success, organizer says -- Orlando...

Really???????????? ?? Who'd a thunk it? >:-) Would it help to think of it as a ballpark? Senior Day... boy scout day....Smilee's Ice Cream Shoppe employee appreciation day........ No? I don't really get it either.... Glad to see YOU on the boards though! Hope things are WELL!  (Jul 14, 2007 | post #38)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Your cousin owns what - a black person?  (Jul 12, 2007 | post #145)

Orlando Sentinel

OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Yayaya... and the Watchtower is my path to salvation, hey? Homey dont play dat. Or is it Homer? If a style of dress or tradition or whatever it is can be found in a variety of groups, cultures or societies - then it doesnt make sense to use it as an arguing point and try and apply it to one specific group of people. It isnt appropriate to apply it to one culture and try and use it against them when "everybody is doin it". More to say, but for whatever reasons, Topix is not letting me use punctuation properly. It keeps bringing up some kind of search window at the bottom. Weird. (oh - and thanks for not pointing out that I used "who s" in my post instead of whose. Dopey me. Glad to hear youre an equal opportunity ball-buster, though. (whats up with all this talk about balls, though??? yikes)  (Jul 12, 2007 | post #144)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Nah........ Obama for President! They couldnt pay me enough for that job. Your other post? Um, interesting! Maybe a tad over the top? Remember, Im the one who periodically thinks like other posters in this thread. I was the first one that I know of to complain about BETs "Black Carpet". But there are three sides to every story. We owe it to ourselves to see things from every point of view imaginable. We sure can try an understand where each other is coming from. Um, I thought slb was doin a decent job of that for most of this discussion....... no? I still dont agree with your language in many of the posts...... then again, the hatred and racism displayed on this planet is far more ugly than any four-letter word.  (Jul 12, 2007 | post #143)

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OPD awards special honor to city's first black officers

Well this has turned into a big mess.... slb, I love ya, and love reading your posts. But t'aint no such thing as "reverse racism". Racism is racism. Period. Flanders, I generally like and/or agree with your posts as well, but c'mon. You're applying messy dressing and gold teeth with a specific race/culture. Seems there are plenty of kids these days who's pants are down around their ankles. And what about all the girls running around the malls and everywhere else - dressed like cheap crack **** 's? We can judge people on dress, appearance, hairstyles, body piercings, tattoos... the list is endless. And the list has changed over the years. Most of our current hair/fashion styles would have been objectionable just a short time ago. But if someone is so shallow as to judge a human being based on dress and appearance, then you really have your own issues that need addressing. I recently witnessed an incident at Bob Evans where a very loud and rude female diner made a fuss over another patron. She didn't want to sit at the table next to him, because he was a truck driver, and had come in with his uniform on. She loudly told the waitress she wouldn't sit next to him, and why. And for most of the meal, she complained loudly to those she was dining with about how this man was "dressed ". She was spoiling our dinner, and I finally told her to shut her mouth. Fortunately, others around us felt the same way, and complained to management about her behavior. Isn't it interesting that we can have "television for women", "The Man Show", Christian television, and on and on. But the minute someone includes the word "black", there's a problem? I'm beginning to see why Profiled is so angry in this thread, and I see now, where they're coming from.  (Jul 11, 2007 | post #118)

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