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Old 08-19-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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Panorama Street Talk column

The September issue of Panorama arrived the other day (pretty cool picture of the new Panamera on the cover) and I came across the following text that is quite disturbing if it is, in fact, true...

"... GM is cutting... and will be owned by the the U. S. Treasury (60%), Canada (12.5%).... One of the perceived problems with the majority owner is a significant lack of understanding of not only the car business but of basic engineering issues. In a recent meeting to discuss vehicle mixes and products, a senior representative was told that his suggestion on a car item would violate the laws of physics. He reportedly became very agitated and stated that this was the U. S. government and we don't follow others' laws, that we could just ignore the laws of physics."

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How stupid do you have to be to get that guy's job?

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In the old days, people that dumb would be shot so that they couldn't procreate and pass that much self centered ignorance into the gene pool. Ed
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Doesn't that just inspire you to run right out and purchase a GM product?
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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Actually, you have pretty much found the essence of the government mind. Nevermind how the world REALLY works, we will tell you how it SHOULD work.

You figure the rest out and don't cross me.

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And people wonder why we "angry mobs" don't want the government to run health care.
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I saw that quote too. It gave me such a warm fuzzy feeling inside, thinking about our leadership...
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I used to have the state Medicaid folks as clients. Believe me, they were as dumb as a sack of hair, but too stupid to realize it.


"To not know something is ignorance. To not know, that you don't know, is tragic!"
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Jeez...

You guys sound like you're not happy being made to believe that everyday is Kwanzaa... Get with the program!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNqeT8KaIvs

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Kwansaa-Hysterical

Ron Karenga created Kwanzaa in 1966 as the first specifically African-American holiday. [2] Although the historical Juneteenth African American holiday had been celebrated since the late 1800s.[3] Karenga said his goal was to "...give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society."[4]



10 March 1999

It seems the founder of Kwanzaa wasn’t any more ethical than those who sung its praises. In fact, at the same time Al Sharpton was glorifying the new holiday, its creator was sitting in a California prison for torturing two black women who were members of the United Slaves, a black nationalist cult he had founded.

The cult leader Ron N. Everett went by the name Karenga and in the 60’s took upon himself the title "maulana," which means "master teacher" in Swahili. He was born on a poultry farm in Maryland, the fourteenth child of a Baptist minister. He moved to California in the late 50’s to attend LA Community College. He later moved to UCLA, where he got a Master’s degree in political science and African Studies and by the mid 1960’s, he had established himself as a leader of the black movement- a self described "cultural nationalist". He had purposely used the term "nationalist" to distinguish his group from the Black Panthers who were Marxists. He wanted a separate black state while the Marxists worked for integration.

The friction between his group and the Panthers mirrored the centuries of tribal warring in Africa. Both groups were heavily recruiting at UCLA in the 60’s and vying for control of the newly developed African Studies Department. Karenga and his group backed one candidate for dept. head and the Panthers another. Both began carrying guns on campus and on Jan. 17. 1969, about 150 students gathered at the lunchroom to discuss the problem. Two Panther members had been admitted to the college as part of a federal program that helped black high-school dropouts enter the university. The meeting turned violent and ended with two of Karenga’s group, George P. Stiner and Larry Joseph Stiner killing two. The Stiner brothers shot two Panthers John Huggins, 23 and Alprentice "Bunchy" Carter, 26 – dead.

UCLA chancellor Charles E. Young, scared that the violence would hurt admissions said "The students here have handled themselves in an absolutely impeccable manner. They have been concerned. They haven’t argued who the director should be; they have been saying what kind of person he should be." The remarks were made after the shooting and the university went ahead with its Afro-American Studies Program. Meanwhile, Karenga’s group grew and performed assaults and robberies always following the law laid down in The Quotable Karenga, a book that laid out the "True Path of Blackness." "The sevenfold path of blackness is think black, talk black, act black, create black, buy black, vote black, and live black."

On May 9, 1970 he initiated the torture session that led to his imprisonment. The torture session was described in the L.A. Times on May 14, 1971. "The victims said they were living at Karenga’s home when Karenga accused them of trying to kill him by placing crystals in his food and water and in various areas of his house. When they denied it, allegedly they were beaten with an electrical cord and a hot soldering iron was put in Miss Davis’ mouth and against her face.

Police were told that one of Miss Jones’ toes was placed in a small vise, which then was tightened by the men and one woman. The following day Karenga told the women that ‘Vietnamese torture is nothing compared to what I know." Miss Tamao put detergent in their mouths; Smith turned a water hose full force on their faces, and Karenga, holding a gun, threatened to shoot both of them. The victims Deborah Jones and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothing."

Karenga was convicted of two counts of felonious assault and one count of false imprisonment. He was sentenced on Sept. 17, 1971 to serve one to ten years in prison. After being released from prison in 1975, he remade himself as Maulana Ron Karenga, went into academics, and by 1979 was running the Black Studies Department at California State University in Long Beach and converted to Marxism. Kwanzaa's seven principles include "collective work" and "cooperative economics." He is still there and everyone has almost forgotten the cruel and vicious attacks committed on his fellow blacks. Kwanzaa has been successfully marketed and is now heralded as a great African tradition.



The silver lining is that rather than "de-whitinizing" Christmas as Al Sharpton purported – it has polarized the holiday season -Hanukkah for Jews, Kwanzaa for Blacks, and Christmas for whites.

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