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Re: “A child left unprotected

Great narrative.....very detailed. In tears after that last quote.

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Posted by La Chat on 03/04/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Equality? Why stop with schools?

This guy seems to have the answer.

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Posted by La Chat on 12/12/2011 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Redbone's doesn't skimp on spice

I would have to agree with most of the comments, Redbone's did not live up to the review. I think it was one of the worst dining experiences I've had, as far as food is concerned. The shrimp on my po'boy weren't even deveined. Gross!!!! The duck gumbo was tasteless.

Posted by La Chat on 11/16/2011 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Occupy Wall Street's next move

A conversation I had with a friend today via e-mail who works in stocks. He makes a lot of good points. My points are in bold. Also, please excuse the typos/grammatical errors, it was just a very informal conversation. Wish I could make the discussion this evening, but dinner at Arthur’s tonight.

Me: What do you think about the Occupy Wall St. Movement?

Friend: a bunch of anarchist, vagabonds, and uninformed pissed off people disorganized dirty, that dont realize they are full of contradictions. And the celebrities....kanye? Russell Simmons? These are rich ass dudes that immortalize materialism. "my adidas" that was super commercial corporate, phatfarm, baby phat made in china (slave labor) all Russell Simmons. Kanye...speaks for itself. OWS, walk around with "tweeting on ipads, iphones" what is apple a corporation. Steve Jobs, when he came back to Apple he stopped all charitable given. tweeter...backed by private equity and venture capitalist looking to do an ipo which would be on stock exchange which is on WALL STREET. Its a ball of contradiction. Thats what I think.

Me: Also, I see what you are saying with the contradiction. They (regular folks) are contributing to the mess by buying & using these products that come from these companies who in return invests on wall street. But it still doesn’t make it right. It’s like the smart people are taking advantage of the not so smart people.

Friend: 15% is fair considering the liquidity the buying and selling transactions gives the market. Stock market bond market is where companies raise funds, people invest, etc if u put heavy taxes on it will cause illiquid conditions and that causes crashes and uncertainty in the market. last i check thats where people have 401k's. that stock you own in your retirement fund, who you going to sell it to if no one is there to buy it?

And taking advantaged of dumber people? Ok, protest outside of liquor stores. Free Will. If folks want everything to be equal...thats not capitalism. You like your flatscreen tv, your nice big house..How about you give it to 'dumber' people that didn't graduate, its only fair.

Posted by La Chat on 11/16/2011 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Atheists in Arkansas

At this point, a lot of opinions have been expressed. Most responds seem to have come from non-believers/freethinkers/atheists or whatever they would like to be called. Although I don’t identify myself as belonging with any particular group, I attend a Methodist church, located in Little Rock. I grew up in a small town Baptist church and was taught about Jesus at a very young age. When we are young, we often believe what our parents or guardians believe. However, after we grow up and start forming our own opinions, we can believe whatever we like.
I believe events in our lives determine our perceptions and help form our ideas. So who’s right and who’s wrong or does it even matter? I grew up in one of the worst possible situations. A family plagued by incest, a crack addict, lesbian mother, an absent father, a couple of pedophile uncles who changed the way I look at men, an abortion at 19. I’m sure that there are people who have experienced worse, but it was pretty tough. With no one to turn to, I begin to pray. At the age of 8, I don’t know how I knew how to pray, but I remember being taught about how powerful this unknown being/supernatural/God was. I can remember asking him, “Why me?” Why did I have to grow up with bad parents? However, today I can say why not me. Here are a couple of testimonies and I believe they were all made possible by the power of the supernatural or who I call GOD. My mom called me one night and told me she had had enough and that she was going to take her life. After pleading with her not to, even though I had had enough, I begin to pray like I’ve never prayed before. Crying, praying, more crying, and more praying and I believe he would make it ok no matter the outcome. My mom has been clean and sober for the last 15+ years. WAY TO GO MOM! I’ve been pregnant three times. The first resulted in an abortion, the second a miscarriage. My third pregnancy almost resulted in a pre-term baby. At six months pregnant, my precious joy was ready to enter the world. The doctors told me she had a 50/50 chance and if she did make it, she wouldn’t have the social skills of most kids here age. I stayed in the hospital for over a week, and I prayed and prayed and turned it over to my GOD. They were able to stop the labor and today my 5 year old is as healthy as she can be. Although I can go on and on, I will stop here.
I say all this to say, it’s what you believe. I believe in the power of GOD because I have plenty of evidence. Although I question some of the things the bible teaches, I have faith because when I prayed I had results. I think the more you become educated, the more you questions things. I’m still working on those things that I question and I have the help of one of the most knowledgeable persons concerning religion. As I began to read the atheist article, the first person that came to mind was Rev. Malik Saafir, the Sr. Pastor at Hoover United Methodist Church. After reading the article, I had to ask if he would be willing to debate Dixon. Of course he’s ready for the challenge. Please contact him at janusjustice@gmail.com so that a time and place can be determined.

Posted by La Chat on 09/05/2011 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Big K.R.I.T. coming back to Little Rock

I first heard KRIT about a year ago. While visiting Sophisticated Urban I heard a familiar voice playing through the speakers. It was Adele on the Hometown Hero record. I had seen her perform a while back on Letterman. I was blown away by her vocal skills. I asked who the rapper on the speaker was and they told me Big KRIT. At first, I was like WHO? But since he was smart enough to collaborate with the hottest talent, I said let me see what he had going. So i purchased Wuz Here and I’ve been hooked every since. His rap is soulful and intelligent. I LOVE IT! I can listen to the entire album without skipping songs.

Posted by La Chat on 05/31/2011 at 10:40 AM

 

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