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Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

Looks like peeps consider a brown/black point of view to be deviant. That means, deviating from the "real" way of looking at things. That means, guess, whose point of view is "real?"

Michael Brown was accosted . . . accused . . . attacked . . . because he was tall? because he was named Michael? because he was 18? because his stepfather loved him? because he was wearing a shirt? because he was walking? Come on, think of something that doesn't start with "b."

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Posted by Cynthia Morse on 02/18/2015 at 11:33 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

This is awesome!!!! Much needed!!!!

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Posted by John Blaze on 02/18/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Daddy Issues

I love your column. Sadly, the advice you gave The Good Son is horrible. I have nothing against sex workers. But, you are recommending an old man get involved in prostitution. That could be dangerous. And it could also subject him to arrest and extreme embarrassment. If he isn't savvy enough to use a computer then what are the odds he ends up with a skanky streetwalker with a craigslist ad? Bad idea.

Better alternative? Try the online singles community. There are sites out there for seniors. A couple I found in about 30 seconds of searching:

MatureSinglesOnly.com
www.seniorpeoplemeet.com

There are plenty of single senior women - or those in similar situations to his dad's - out there. And many senior women are open to "no strings attached" romantic liasons. And I would bet he would rather comb singles ads looking for a "nice friend" for his dad than ads for sex workers. And his dad would be more comfortable and have better sex in such a relationship. Plus, the potential risks are much much lower that way.

You can't win them all. But, isn't it better not to respond to a question than to give horrible advice? Food for thought...

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Posted by Gerald Bowman on 02/17/2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “The Aquarium Age

You have not mentioned the show business attitude of the Aquarius AGE people like :-
The Aquarius philosophical and spiritual bent may be dangerous in that it can drive the subjects into an ivory-tower existence where they meditate on abstractions that bear little relevance to life
Javaid toosy.

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Posted by Javaid Toosy on 02/14/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 02/13/2015 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 02/13/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

Scouting in the US has a lot to atone for. I certainly welcome alternative scouting movements like the Radical Brownies, that break with the past. I understand the idea behind this approach, but prefer a traditional scouting program that is inclusive and co-ed. Gender segregated scouting is increasingly rare around the world, and should be here as well. EBE should do a profile of the 23rd Oaklanders scout group, the biggest/strongest BPSA group in California.

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Posted by Ethan Jewett on 02/12/2015 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

@Dom Woganowski - you mean like these kids? http://pixshark.com/school-children-prayer-images.htm

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Posted by StormMiguel Florez on 02/12/2015 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 02/12/2015 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 02/12/2015 at 5:54 AM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

So when is the unit on "Radical Abortion" the decimation of 11% of the black population? Or how about the "Radical Truth" unit where statistics about how many blacks are victimized by blacks versus how many are victimized by white police officers! This is a disgrace and I hope the Girl Scouts of America use the full force of the law to prevent the use of their name "brownies" and their uniforms by this group of hate and division. The sad truth is though that the GSA is so progressively liberal they'll fall into the 'white guilt' BS and allow this garbage to continue.

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Posted by Dave Novak on 02/11/2015 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

So because it's not your point of view , then it's child abuse . I agree with the girls.

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Posted by Andy Gonzalez on 02/11/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 02/11/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

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Posted by Editor on 02/11/2015 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Radical Brownies: The Most Inspiring Young Women You've Ever Seen

"Mike Brown. He was shot because he didn’t do nothing. Only the police officer shot him because of his skin color.”

This is what one of the girl scouts said at a community meeting. This is what they are being taught. This is child abuse. These kids don't even have a chance to develop their own point of view.

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Posted by Dom Woganowski on 02/11/2015 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Revenge Porn: What to Do?

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Posted by Ben Benz on 02/11/2015 at 6:02 AM

Re: “The Weirdness Is What's Most Intriguing

Nice!

Posted by Erin Umberg on 02/09/2015 at 10:57 PM

Re: “Funny Escapism Never Goes Out of Style

I did not find the comment about the same-sex couple homophobic at all. As a gay male, I was actually surprised the line was written and found it funny. I thought it was ahead of its time. Also, let us not forget the "It's Pat" sketch on SNL. Not to mention all the other "crazy" people that were mentioned that live in the same apartment building. I found the play, while sitcomie, reminded me of my spouse and me...I am married to a Paul. And the line "even when I didn't like you...I still loved you" made me tear up...ok I am a crier :) Good review.

Posted by Dana Anderson on 02/08/2015 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Artists Create Two-Way Video Portal for Oaklanders to Meet Their Neighbors

"buffered by increasing racial and economic segregation that allows for erasure of difference. It has happened all over, but especially in Oakland."

I'm continually dismayed at how much bu__sh__ is perpetuated about Oakland especially by people who claim to be wanting to protect and nurture this wonderful place. It's not especially happening in Oakland -Oakland is the single most integrated city in the United States.

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Posted by Matt_Chambers on 02/02/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Artists Create Two-Way Video Portal for Oaklanders to Meet Their Neighbors

"Cranky Rockridge residents were bothered by the unexplained noise, and pedestrians in East Oakland were wary of the increased surveillance..."

This alone is a great summary of the differences between these neighborhoods.

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Posted by Max Chanowitz on 01/28/2015 at 3:28 PM

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