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Reparations Could Prevent the Next Ferguson
Time Magazine, by Belinda Cooper

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/29/2014 11:21:46 PM

Watching the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, I can’t help thinking about the Holocaust and post-war Germany. As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, I’ve spent years watching Germany wrestle with its dark past. It’s just one of many places that have made efforts to understand and compensate for a difficult history: For nearly three decades, countries as varied as South Africa, Rwanda, and the nations of Latin America and post-Communist Eastern Europe have been engaged in this process, often called “transitional justice.” That’s a broad term for the ways in which societies deal with the legacies of past injustice.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 8/29/2014 11:32:52 PM     (No. 9986708)

...ridiculous thought...

...if she carries that much "white guilt", go adopt a family...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: clw54, 8/29/2014 11:36:53 PM     (No. 9986712)

Electing Obama was supposed to solve these problems. Every time we give disgruntled people what they say they want, they end up angrier.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/29/2014 11:37:15 PM     (No. 9986713)

Reparations? Isn´t that what affirmative action is?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/29/2014 11:39:13 PM     (No. 9986715)

Despicable. Where are the people who have been rounded up and whose belongings were confiscated? Who are the guilty parties who ordered this evil and did the confiscating? If you can´t answer, reparations are not a solution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tsquare, 8/29/2014 11:41:18 PM     (No. 9986719)

Reparations. ... 1)fancy word describing unconstitutional transfer payments from the earnings of all of our children to selected descendants of a specific race, accomplishing nothing more than increasing embitterment. 2) some random thought that fills a vacuum, often passing for reason among others with vacuous thoughts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 8/29/2014 11:57:58 PM     (No. 9986727)

Let ´s talk about the blacks in Africa who sold their own people into slavery.....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Penney, 8/30/2014 12:14:35 AM     (No. 9986736)

´´Reparations ,´´ is what the radical destroyers of private property should pay to those whom they harmed and for the thefts of private property as well as the burning of businesses! It is the destroyer/crooks who chose to break the law when they committed these crimes so it is they themselves who should pay for ALL damages which they caused, NOT innocent business owners and law abiding taxpayers!

A thief is a, ´´thief!´´ ...´Book ´em Dano!´

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/30/2014 12:15:38 AM     (No. 9986737)

Demon-RATs have been giving blacks free stuff for decades now. Free housing, free food, free phones, etc, etc.

All it has done is to have destroyed any work ethic many of them may have had a few generations ago. And they don´t appreciate anything that they have, since they didn´t have to work for it.

It has produced multiple generations of welfare slaves who think they are owed more and more free stuff, and will be as violent as they want to be to get it.

If we give the reparations for things that happened to ancestors that died 100 years ago, they will just waste it and then want more.

It won´t prevent more violence. It will simple cause far more violence.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 8/30/2014 12:23:52 AM     (No. 9986743)

Okay hon, let´s make it all better with this idea. If any living American citizen can prove that at any point in their lifetime they were forced into slave labor, we will reimburse them the going wage rate during the time they worked. Even better, we´ll arrange to pay interest on the amount due through to the day they collect.

There will be, of course, deductions from any free money they may have collected since their enslavement. You know, EBT, welfare, free phones, free medical care, etc. I know it´s almost certainly a racist suggestion but they are going to be prepared to show proper identification when applying.

Admittedly, we´re going to need some deep thinkers to figure out just which living citizens were the slave holders so we can take the money from them. My predominately European family didn´t immigrate to America until well after slavery ended. Although we´ve lived in the South for several generations, we never profited from owning slaves. Surely you wouldn´t think it fair for us to pay?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Democracy First, 8/30/2014 12:37:16 AM     (No. 9986752)

Spending over $7 trillion on the "war on poverty" seems like plenty of reparation to me. Where is the return on that investment????? 4 generations of slumdwellers having 5 baby chirrens by the time the babymama is 20, usually by different 5 different babydaddy....each kid brings in a tidy sum in welfare payments ( excuse me: pay-mints) which the babymama splits up w each of her babydaddy...but the babydaddy all got other babymama and a percentage of $$ coming in to him from each babymama with whom he has babychirrens. Not to mention the subsidized housing AND the Food Stamps and free Head Start for the babychirrens and and andandand....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Italiano, 8/30/2014 12:41:30 AM     (No. 9986758)

Once you factor in the Obama Family Travel & Entertainment Budget, I´d say that we´re about even.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 8/30/2014 12:45:04 AM     (No. 9986763)

No! This is what can and will prevent the next Ferguson.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/30/2014 1:11:03 AM     (No. 9986782)

#10 You left out those lucrative tax refunds.

Sorry Belinda, but I don´t have white guilt.
After googling you, I can see you are another professional idiot that knows nothing about the south or slavery. You give first.

We were fools not to go with 40 acres and a mule and been done.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Shells, 8/30/2014 1:23:05 AM     (No. 9986790)

Belinda does not know who she is, so she seeks to define herself by embracing white guilt with avengance.

She needs emotional help, not a byline in a formerly important magazine.

Note to Belinda. Don´t look me up.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: chumley, 8/30/2014 1:32:24 AM     (No. 9986794)

Completely absurd. I´ve never owned a slave and have no interest in doing so. Yet, I have been forced to pay reparations out of every paycheck since my very first one. When does it end? Does every generation get reparations into perpetuity? When people finally have had enough, will we be subjected to the kind of rioting that would happen if the EBT cards were taken away?
Get off your lazy wefare butts and learn at least basic reading, writing and diction. (Hint: Mother is not half a word). You get free school at my expense. Make use of it. Stop having illegitimate babies! Thats a guarantee of poverty. Do those things, then you can start working toward the American dream. Thats how its done.
Reparations. Good grief.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 8/30/2014 1:49:32 AM     (No. 9986803)

In the words of the great Joan Rivers,

Oh, grow up!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 8/30/2014 1:51:17 AM     (No. 9986804)

What is she----an infant? Honey, the Great Society and War on Poverty programs were nothing short of reparations. This current new program of Obama´s that singles out young black males for services is a form of reparations.

And what do we have for such expenditures? More poverty, most black homes without a working male, and a whole subculture that doesn´t consider marriage and self support necessary or even desirable.

It is silly to think that giving money to blacks outright is going to solve anything.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/30/2014 2:21:40 AM     (No. 9986812)

Okay, I´ll bite. I´ll agree to reparations, but ONLY to former antebellum slaves and ONLY if they can produce their former owners as part of the discussion!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/30/2014 2:49:08 AM     (No. 9986814)

The Blacks already have reparations in the form of FREE housings, free phones, Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, and every other program that nets each individual a pay grade of over $60,000 a year which gives all of them time to protest, loot, and play that fun knockout game.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 8/30/2014 3:03:57 AM     (No. 9986816)

While we are at it, remind me again why we have to pay for food, housing, clothes, education, day care and condoms for illegals!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/30/2014 4:49:04 AM     (No. 9986839)

I actually knew a woman who survived the German concentration camps, but lost her entire family there. She came to this country as a refugee, and worked hard to build a new life. She worked at a job until she was too sick to work, in her late 60s.

She received a very small check each month from the German government in recompense for her years of forced labor. It wasn´t anywhere near what a family gets in welfare in this country.

Those welfare, medicaid, food stamp payments, etc., didn´t help avoid Ferguson. Why would more money thrown at the problem help?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: suejeanne, 8/30/2014 5:17:56 AM     (No. 9986854)

I thought it was "paid" in the Civil War -
54,000 lives lost at Gettysburg -
somewhere between 620,000 and 750,000 lives of soldiers lost during the entire war -
and of course, so many who were grievously injured -
they all poured their blood into the ground at all those battlefields -
and perhaps we who live in freedom owe reparations to the families of those whose loved ones gave up their lives in World Wars I & II as well as those who engaged the enemy on the battlefield in the War on Terror.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: paral04, 8/30/2014 7:32:37 AM     (No. 9986905)

How do you decide if the black people you want to give money are the descendants of slaves or slave holders since over 10000 black families owned slaves? Second, which white people here are descendants of slave owners or slave traders, the latter have been residents of the noble northeast or Europe? I don´t think that the progeny of white people who had nothing to do with slavery should have to pay nor do I think that the progeny of black slaveholder/traders should get a pass. Also, how many blacks here are the descendants of people who arrived after slavery was outlawed? Like our president who plays that slavery card that has ting to do with him.

In Nazi Germany it was known exactly who suffered and benefitted from the Holocaust.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: rugerman2242, 8/30/2014 7:44:36 AM     (No. 9986916)

So would several well placed rounds when the riots start.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: saguni, 8/30/2014 1:04:42 PM     (No. 9987330)

If you really want to "prevent the next Ferguson" the solution is simple...announce that henceforth the police will only use live ammunition. No more rubber bullets and teargas, if you are visible at the scene of a riot or looting, you will be shot and you will suffer grievous or fatal injuries. If you do not want to die, you will avoid locations which might erupt into a crime scene. No lawsuits will be permitted against any police action occurring at a scene where rioting or looting has happened.

Then do it! It may take an incident or two or three, but eventually people will realize that obeying the law is the only safe course of action.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/30/2014 5:52:08 PM     (No. 9987596)

There are no slaves still alive as slavery was officially ended over 150 years ago.

The liberal Democrats have already instituted their reparations program, it was called the Great Society, and to date, other than helping to destroy black nuclear families, generally has been ineffective.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/31/2014 11:22:54 AM     (No. 9988246)

Yes I agree, the Brown family should be made to rebuild all the damage their thug son caused in Ferguson!

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 12:51:45 PM     Post Reply
Sacramento, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015. Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of large grocery stores starting next summer and convenience stores and pharmacies in 2016. The law allows grocers to charge a fee of at least 10 cents for using paper bags. State Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles,

A slapdash Secret Service detail isn´t
what´s wrong with the White House -
the real scandal is a President who is so
complacent about protecting Americans

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Daily Mail [UK], by Piers Morgan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/1/2014 2:29:50 PM     Post Reply
President Obama this week committed professional suicide. Let me explain. There is a theory in politics that once a leader has fired 50 or more people from his or her administration, he or she is finished. The reason being that by creating so many enemies ‘outside the tent’, the tent itself becomes too deluged with poisonous bile to avoid sinking into a quagmire of back-stabbing ignominy. Obama went a lot further than firing 50 people. He managed to single-handedly alienate 200,000 employees in the American intelligence agencies by going on 60 Minutes and ruthlessly chucking them all under a bus


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