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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: “Dealing with Bigotry

Same way I felt when I moved back to Adams Point in Oakland after being in Atlanta from 2000 to 2010. Man how the flavor has changed but o well I'm here to stay. "Unapologetically Black"

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Posted by John Blaze on 04/01/2015 at 7:50 AM

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

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: “Cooking with Cum

sometimes when we're out of milk, I get "milked" as what happened when we had dinner guests and the stores were closed. Some wanted coffee black, but
other guests got my sperm as a secret milk(milt). None conplained, even getting one person saying they perffered my "other" cream.
Never did say where it came from, but one female friend of my wife was the one person who kept milking me for the coffees. She got me to squirt more
usual.

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Posted by juan valdez on 02/26/2010 at 8:45 AM

Re: “How to Have Anal Sex

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Posted by Ariel Jordan on 07/27/2012 at 6:12 AM

Re: “Cooking with Cum

I have heard about saving lots of cum and adding it to salad dressings,
That sounds hot to me. Better yet when a straight man comes to dinner.
I will take cum anyway I can get it. Go a guy to JO in my coffee once.
Also good in scrambled eggs.

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Posted by Jamesleebewley on 09/05/2011 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Making History

For anyone interested, more information on the May 5th, 7pm community event at the Subterranean Arthouse can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/ptdcppd

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Posted by Claire Duplantier on 04/28/2015 at 8:28 PM

Re: “A Decidedly Special Delivery

This was one of the most amazing, authentic experiences around art, youth and community I have witnessed in recent memory. Thousands gathered to view this space and its jawdroppingly fabulous graffiti for free, with music, beer and wine, and an electric atmosphere that should make world cultural hubs like London, Berlin and Venice blush.

A few thousand mostly young folks pullulated in the once abandoned rusty, peeling trilevel concrete and steel building that seemed happy to be a host for all this activity. The people were happy together, drowning in art in 3D, dancing, flirting, posing, snap-shooting and juggling, all of them self-regulated, well-behaved and paying close attention to what they saw.

The floor, the walls, and ceiling and all kinds of nooks and crannies were painted. Many works displayed wit, wildness and undeniable artistry. At several points, the building trembled as the trains, often themselves adorned by the same art work now housed now inside the building, roared by.

The project as a whole shows mindful foresight and planning that is rare indeed. The police and the city govt. clearly had a welcome role in facilitating this art event by keeping a very low profile and just letting folks do their stuff. And to my understanding, this was no LA style Eli Lilly funded, rarified and ultimately impotent extravaganza, but a grassroots, collaborative, kickstarter and Bay area funded. If so, we should thank everyone that helped artwork blossom before our eyes in their natural habitat in this fresh, free and provocative way.

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Posted by Vera Citizen on 09/09/2012 at 11:55 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 9:33 AM

Re: “Artist Creates Free Store, Art Gallery, and Studio in Oakland

I want to repost a comment left by someone on a Facebook post regarding this article.They put it so well. I couldn't say it better. I hope they don't mind.
"This is problematic because it clearly makes distinctions between "poor" aka "those that need" and "rich" aka "those that give. It frames her in such a way that it becomes another "white savior narrative." It's a good idea but location and situation create a different set of politics around it. The way the article frames it also doesn't help the case.
More than anything it's a division of status and class. Yesterday some art student said "I like working in grungy, filthy areas of society, so I don't mind working in low-income society spaces." This only reinforces this idea of the patting themselves on the back and breaking ground on new ideas that have long existed and been in places.
Another question that arises is "social practice," what is it? And how is the narrative being framed and shaped by institutions and the media? Why write about her and not all the projects that come out of east side arts? Their work is as much valid in social practice as hers. Those of us in the field have to be very careful in how we use that term and frame our projects- and also be vocal. It's a new term being thrown around to label any art in the world that's outside institutions. And don't even get me started on institutions and what they say about things as such..."

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Posted by Ivan Navarro on 09/14/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “New Growth in Temescal Alley Means Death for Polymorph Recording

LONG Before Big Box retail and internet monsters like Amazon help demolish main street in the U.S., Real Estate speculation has killed: Record Stores, Book Stores, Cafes, underground style purveyors of all kinds, and, yes, recording studios and the like---> FACELESS "owners" could give a crap about those who paved the way EVERY TIME.... Polymorph will be sorely missed (3 of my bands recorded there) and Sarita Waite will lose no sleep over it, though she CERTAINLY SHOULD. Thanks for helping to screw the music community, Ms. Waite- and letting the almighty dollar have the final word once again....

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Posted by Mitch Martin on 10/05/2012 at 2:48 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: “InterPlaying With Ourselves

InterPlay is fun, educational, life changing, warm, inclusive, and diverse. I've been doing InterPlay for a long time, and gradually, in -- as InterPlay co-founder Phil Porter would say -- incremental steps, I have become stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually. Not to speak of all the wonderful friends I've made!

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Posted by Conniepwll on 08/20/2012 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Hit and Miss

"Unless he knows something that I don't know," says Greve with a chuckle."

...nice how those who attack Perkins won't come out and definitely say he was wrong.

Anyone can see that Perkins did not go into a lot of detail in his book, but he provides an outline that explains how the US did not make a "mistake" in loaning money to countries that couldn't pay it back.

Read Amy Chua, Naomi Klein, Ellen Brown, Alex Cockburn if you want to get the actual details of how these evil deals went down. The critiques against Perkins are just the criminal elite trying to cover their tracks.

If you really believe that the most advanced financial economies accidentally loaned out billions to people who couldn't pay it back, I got some of Saddam's "Nuklear weapons" to sell you. Banks figured out long ago how to loan out more money than could be paid back, sell the debt to unsuspecting investors to cover their losses and then foreclose on people at a profit to themselves.

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Posted by Jason Jay Murphy on 05/27/2012 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Beyond Anarchy at PM Press

The right to disassociate as well as associate has, to my knowledge, always been a rather important aspect of anarchism. He did the best thing he could in the situation, and it in no way goes against anarchist principles. It's not like he destroyed AK Press when he left, and if he'd rather spend his time with something else, well, why the hell not?
The remaining members of AK Press still have their egalitarian model set up, and they don't have to deal with a person who'd rather not be a part of that particular model anymore. It's a win-win.

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Posted by Edin Janković Šumar on 03/24/2013 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Toilet Plunger as Anal Sex Toy

SEVERAL YEARS AGO I HAD FRIEND TELL HE HAD TRIED TO RIDE A BICYCLE WITH THE SEAT OFF AND NEARLY SHOVED THE POST UP HIS ASS, AND THAT GOT ME THINKING MAYBE THAT WOULD BE FUN TO TRY. I ENJOY STICKING OBJECTS UP MY ASS SO I RAISED A SEAT POST ABOUT EIGHT INCHES THEN FOLDED TOWEL SEVERAL TIMES THEN PLACED OVER POST. THEN INSERTED INTO ASS HOLE AND BEGAN RIDING BIKE FOR ABOUT FIVE MILES. THE TOWEL WAS INSERTED THREE INCHES UNTIL I HIT A POTHOLE, THE UPWARD FORCE PUSHED THE TOWEL WICH WAS ABOUT FOUR INCHES IN SIZE, DEEP INSIDE MY ASSHOLE. THE PAIN WAS SO BAD I HAD TO STOP AND GET OFF BIKE TO MY SUPPRIZE THE TOWEL WAS SO FAR IN THAT I COULD NOT FEEL IT WITH MY HAND. A FEW MINUTES OF REST I HAD TO START RIDE BACK TO THE CAR THAT WAS SEVERERAL MILES AWAY. SEE I WAS RIDING COMPLETELY NUDE ON AN OLD COUNRTY ROAD AT NIGHT AND IT WAS GOING TO BE DAYLIGHT SOON. I TRIED STANDING WHEN RIDING BUT WWAS VERY DIFFICULY TO DO FOR VERY LONG, SO I SAT VERY SLOWLY BACK ON THE POST UNTILL IT WAS RESTING ON THE TOWEL THAT WAS STILL INSIDE MY ASS. I COUNTINUED TO RIDE THAT WAY AND AS I DID THE POST WAS WORKING DEEPER AND DEEPER UNTIL MY BALLS WERE HITTING THE FRAME OF THE BIKE, BY THEN I HAD SUCH A HARD ON AND MY DICK WAS THOBING SO HARD IT HURT. I WAS SO HAPPY TO GET BACK TO MY CAR, AFTER GETTING OFF THE POST I NOTICED I WAS BLEEDING THE BOLTS THAT HOLD SEAT POST ON HAD TORE MY ASSHOLE WIDE OPEN, I WAS VERY WORRIED BECAUSE I COUNLDNT GET THE BLEEDING STOP BUT I REMEMBERED I HAD FIRST AID BOX IN MY TRUNK. I FINELY STOPPED THE BLEEDING BUT HAD ANOTHER PROBLEM, HOW TO GET THE TOWEL OUT OF MY ASS, BY THEN IT WAS SO DEEP I COULDN’T FEEL IT WITH MY FINGERS. AFTER ARRIVING HOME I TOOK A LONG BATH IN HOPES THAT THE TOWEL WOULD WORK ITS WAY DOWN SO I COULD REACH IT AND OF COURSE IT DIDN’T, I BEGAN THINKING OF WHAT I COULD USE AND REMEMBERED I HAD CROCHAY HOOK THAT I USED FOR MODLES, SO I FOUND IT AND BEGAN FISHING FOR LONG LOST TOWEL. THE HOOK WAS JUST LONG ENOUGH TO REACH I HAD TO INSERT ALL OF IT UP INSIDE ME, IT FINLY SNAGGED TOWEL AND I BEGAN PULLING IT OUT. I WAS VERY HAPPY TO GET THE TOWEL OUT OF ME AND OF COURSE MORE BLEEDING IT TOOK ME DAYS TO GET THE BLEEDING TO STOP.

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Posted by inme13in on 01/09/2011 at 6:30 AM

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

I think this is absolutely brilliant. I am not black, but I told my granddaughter about this troupe and she wants to be a Radical Brownie, too.

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Posted by Sharon Jackson on 02/19/2015 at 10:32 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: “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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