CLASS with DESTEE - 01/08/06

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  1. Destee

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    PLEASE NOTE ... DESTEE IS TALKING ON THE MIC THROUGHOUT THIS 3 HOUR SESSION.

    Welcome! You have entered [The Lounge] at 6:46 pm
    [Destee] 6:46 pm: hi Sister ... i'm back ... :)
    [Destee] 6:46 pm: gett'n ready
    [The Lounge]: has left at 6:46 pm
    [The Lounge]: has left at 6:46 pm
    [The Lounge]: Greg has entered at 6:49 pm
    [Destee] 6:50 pm: hi Greg ... Welcome :kiss:
    [Destee] 6:50 pm: class won't start for another 10 minutes
    [Greg] 6:50 pm: ty Destee
    [Destee] 6:50 pm: Thanks for joining us :)
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has entered at 6:52 pm
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:52 pm: hello greg
    [Greg] 6:52 pm: hello
    [Greg] 6:52 pm: queen
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:52 pm: hark who is greg
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:53 pm: Peace Destee Greg queentswana
    [Greg] 6:53 pm: both
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:53 pm: howdy Greg
    [Destee] 6:53 pm: hi Sister Patrice :kiss:
    [The Lounge]: has left at 6:53 pm
    [The Lounge]: kemetkind has entered at 6:53 pm
    [Destee] 6:53 pm: hi Brother Kemetkind :kiss:
    [kemetkind] 6:53 pm: greetings all
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:53 pm: Birthy hapday DESTEE
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:54 pm: WB kemetkind
    [Greg] 6:54 pm: hello kind
    [kemetkind] 6:54 pm: hey sister Destee - happy Birthday
    [Destee] 6:54 pm: Thank You Sister Patrice :heart:
    [Destee] 6:54 pm: Thank You Brother Kemetkind :heart:
    [kemetkind] 6:54 pm: sister queen - sister patrice - hello
    [Destee] 6:54 pm: we'll be starting in about 5 minutes
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:54 pm: ook
    [kemetkind] 6:54 pm: hello brother Greg - don't think I've made your aquaintance in chat b4
    [Greg] 6:55 pm: glad to meet ya Brother kemetkind
    [kemetkind] 6:56 pm: ditto
    [The Lounge]: anAfrican has entered at 6:57 pm
    [Destee] 6:57 pm: hi Brother anAfrican :kiss:
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:57 pm: wb anAfrican
    [queentswana] 6:57 pm: GOING TO REBOOT ...BRB
    [Destee] 6:57 pm: k Sister Queen
    [anAfrican] 6:57 pm: hey all
    [The Lounge]: panafrica has entered at 6:57 pm
    [The Lounge]: queentswana has left at 6:57 pm
    [Destee] 6:57 pm: hi Brother Pan :kiss:
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:57 pm: wb panafrica
    [panafrica] 6:58 pm: An apple for the teacher
    [The Lounge]: BoboRas has entered at 6:58 pm
    [kemetkind] 6:58 pm: wb brother anAfrican , wb pan
    [Destee] 6:58 pm: hi Brother BoboRas :kiss:
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:58 pm: hey i got first dibs on front seat
    [BoboRas] 6:58 pm: bless up!
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:58 pm: wb BoboRas
    [panafrica] 6:58 pm: that seat is too small for you PCQ
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:59 pm: lol
    [BoboRas] 6:59 pm: ty
    [panafrica] 6:59 pm: plus us brothers in the back intend to hit you with spit balls
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:59 pm: I waill make it fit ......dang who put this teeeeeny tiny chair here
    [kemetkind] 6:59 pm: lol @ pan - speak for yoself...I'm making paper planes
    [PatriceCQueen] 6:59 pm: not again
    [Destee] 6:59 pm: :)
    [BoboRas] 7:00 pm: later all, blessed love!
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:00 pm: kemetkind i cut the locks so the plane is not gonna stick in the dooooo this time
    [The Lounge]: queentswana has entered at 7:00 pm
    [kemetkind] 7:00 pm: or we could get a game of football going with the little paper folded up in a triangle
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:00 pm: Peace BoboRas
    [kemetkind] 7:00 pm: wb sister queentswana
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:00 pm: wb queentswana
    [panafrica] 7:00 pm: that too @ Kemet
    [Destee] 7:01 pm: Brother BoboRas ... you're leaving ?
    [Destee] 7:01 pm: wb Sister Queen :kiss:
    [The Lounge]: Lazarus has entered at 7:01 pm
    [The Lounge]: oldsoul has entered at 7:01 pm
    [Destee] 7:01 pm: Brother Lazarus :kiss:
    [panafrica] 7:01 pm: Ras is cutting class....call security!
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:01 pm: neh fi stay fi di class
    [Destee] 7:01 pm: Brother OldSoul :kiss:
    [anAfrican] 7:01 pm: y'all go ahead; imma lissen to Teach
    [Destee] 7:01 pm: lol Pan :)
    [kemetkind] 7:01 pm: wb brothers Laz and Oldsoul
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:01 pm: wb oldsoul Lazarus
    [anAfrican] 7:01 pm: they comin at ya, des!
    [The Lounge]: BoboRas has left at 7:01 pm
    [Lazarus] 7:01 pm: peace fam!
    [Destee] 7:01 pm: anAfrican ... :)
    [oldsoul] 7:01 pm: llo all!
    [queentswana] 7:02 pm: Hi Family
    [panafrica] 7:02 pm: send him to the principle Destee
    [anAfrican] 7:02 pm: oh, and Happy Birthday!!
    [queentswana] 7:02 pm: wb soulman
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:02 pm: anAfrican i cnnot read the black letters.... you keep making me havve to chnge the colorscheme
    [oldsoul] 7:02 pm: ty
    [The Lounge]: Greg has left at 7:02 pm
    [The Lounge]: Lazarus has left at 7:02 pm
    [The Lounge]: Lazarus has entered at 7:02 pm
    [oldsoul] 7:03 pm: somebody gettin sent to the principle already?
    [Destee] 7:03 pm: hi Family ... class will be starting momentarily !!!!
    [oldsoul] 7:03 pm: lol
    [Destee] 7:03 pm: just a few more seconds :)
    [Destee] 7:03 pm: everyone please take your seat
    [anAfrican] 7:03 pm: sorry; kinda partial to black...
    [Destee] 7:03 pm: :)
    [The Lounge]: Greg has entered at 7:03 pm
    [kemetkind] 7:03 pm: lol
    [anAfrican] 7:03 pm: where to take it?
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:03 pm: wb Greg
    [queentswana] 7:04 pm: Hi Teacher
    [Greg] 7:04 pm: i can hear now!
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:04 pm: particular to black too...................dats why cannotread it with a black screen
    [anAfrican] 7:04 pm: shucks! still can't see Teacher!
    [queentswana] 7:04 pm: Hi Pan
    [queentswana] 7:05 pm: Hi anAfrican
    [queentswana] 7:05 pm: Hi kemet...thanks
    [anAfrican] 7:05 pm: hi queen
    [queentswana] 7:05 pm: Hi Laz
    [Destee] 7:05 pm: TOWN HALL MEETING
    [queentswana] 7:05 pm: Hi Greg
    [The Lounge]: Keita has entered at 7:05 pm
    [queentswana] 7:05 pm: Hi Patrice
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:05 pm: wb Keita
    [panafrica] 7:06 pm: yes you are
    [Keita] 7:06 pm: PEACE
    [kemetkind] 7:06 pm: wb brother Keita
    [The Lounge]: GrandHustle has entered at 7:06 pm
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:06 pm: wb GrandHustle
    [Keita] 7:06 pm: PEACE EVERYONE
    [queentswana] 7:06 pm: Hi GrandH wb
    [panafrica] 7:06 pm: I have the 1st question
    [GrandHustle] 7:06 pm: Hello everybody
    [GrandHustle] 7:07 pm: Hey Destee TY
    [kemetkind] 7:07 pm: wb brother GrandHustle
    [anAfrican] 7:07 pm: hey grand
    [GrandHustle] 7:07 pm: Hey PCQueen
    [GrandHustle] 7:07 pm: Peace Keita
    [panafrica] 7:07 pm: Destee
    [The Lounge]: bigdrizzle has entered at 7:07 pm
    [panafrica] 7:07 pm: raising hand!
    [GrandHustle] 7:07 pm: TY Kemekind
    [panafrica] 7:07 pm: I don't have a mic set up
    [oldsoul] 7:07 pm: hello to: Destee, anAfrican, Greg, Keita, kemetkind, Lazarus, Panafrica,, PatriceCQueen, QueenTswana, GrandHustle and BigDrizzle!!!!
    [panafrica] 7:07 pm: but I'd like you to explain this
    [panafrica] 7:08 pm: We Are About Loving, Encouraging, Embracing, Teaching and Building With Our People. No Hate Allowed.
    [queentswana] 7:08 pm: Hi Drizz wb
    [Keita] 7:08 pm: WE'RE OBVIOUSLY LISTENING TO YOU RIGHT NOW
    [GrandHustle] 7:08 pm: Hey bro OldSoul
    [panafrica] 7:08 pm: in your words...what do you mean by that
    [The Lounge]: Blaklioness has entered at 7:08 pm
    [panafrica] 7:08 pm: because there is a lot of open interpretation about it
    [anAfrican] 7:08 pm: it means "Healing"
    [kemetkind] 7:08 pm: wb Blaklioness
    [oldsoul] 7:08 pm: wb Blaklioness
    [panafrica] 7:08 pm: In my mind a lot of confusion about it
    [kemetkind] 7:08 pm: wb bigdrizzle
    [GrandHustle] 7:08 pm: wb Blaklioness
    [panafrica] 7:09 pm: take your time
    [Blaklioness] 7:09 pm: hey family!:kiss:
    [GrandHustle] 7:09 pm: hey drizzle
    [Blaklioness] 7:09 pm: ty
    [Blaklioness] 7:09 pm: k
    [Blaklioness] 7:09 pm: good
    [queentswana] 7:09 pm: Hi lioness wb
    [bigdrizzle] 7:10 pm: hey fam
    [queentswana] 7:10 pm: hahaha
    [oldsoul] 7:10 pm: :)
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:10 pm: wb Blaklioness
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has left at 7:10 pm
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has entered at 7:10 pm
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has left at 7:11 pm
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has entered at 7:11 pm
    [oldsoul] 7:11 pm: you are a genius in your own light
    [Blaklioness] 7:11 pm: wb pc
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has left at 7:11 pm
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has entered at 7:11 pm
    [oldsoul] 7:11 pm: George Howard
    [Blaklioness] 7:12 pm: JESSIE BRAGG
    [oldsoul] 7:12 pm: Mary Frances Murrell
    [kemetkind] 7:12 pm: Michelle Denise Slater
    [GrandHustle] 7:12 pm: Alfred William Bruce
    [panafrica] 7:12 pm: Orbio Echols
    [queentswana] 7:12 pm: Ethel Mae Ashwood
    [Lazarus] 7:12 pm: Odessa Horsey
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has left at 7:12 pm
    [anAfrican] 7:13 pm: drat!!!! my puters just can't do this place: i missed this whole concept? oh.
    [The Lounge]: soblessed has entered at 7:13 pm
    [oldsoul] 7:13 pm: George Jackson
    [soblessed] 7:13 pm: Hey Destee
    [queentswana] 7:13 pm: Hi soblessed wb
    [Blaklioness] 7:13 pm: GWENDOLYN BROOKS
    [oldsoul] 7:13 pm: Louis Rawls
    [The Lounge]: info-moetry has entered at 7:13 pm
    [queentswana] 7:13 pm: Junior Lee Ashwood
    [soblessed] 7:13 pm: Hi queent
    [queentswana] 7:13 pm: Hi info wb
    [Blaklioness] 7:13 pm: WB INFO
    [info-moetry] 7:14 pm: peace
    [oldsoul] 7:14 pm: Johnnie Cochran
    [anAfrican] 7:14 pm: ah well; still can't do this - love to all! bye
    [info-moetry] 7:14 pm: ty...............:awe:
    [kemetkind] 7:14 pm: peace brother anAfrican
    [info-moetry] 7:14 pm: Lou rawls.........
    [info-moetry] 7:14 pm: As'e
    [oldsoul] 7:14 pm: Carrie House
    [info-moetry] 7:15 pm: Mother Hale
    [oldsoul] 7:15 pm: Ida B. Wells Barnett
    [Blaklioness] 7:15 pm: MATTIE MCGOWAN
    [panafrica] 7:15 pm: Nanny
    [anAfrican] 7:15 pm: naw; it's not the typing; it's the listening - keps breaking up
    [Keita] 7:15 pm: M
    [panafrica] 7:15 pm: Queen Nanna Asantewa
    [oldsoul] 7:16 pm: good one pan
    [Blaklioness] 7:16 pm: YAA
    [panafrica] 7:16 pm: you better recognize Destee!
    [panafrica] 7:16 pm: LOL
    [oldsoul] 7:16 pm: lol
    [Blaklioness] 7:16 pm: YAA ASANTEWA
    [info-moetry] 7:16 pm: lol
    [Blaklioness] 7:16 pm: FROM GHANA
    [panafrica] 7:16 pm: TY lioness
    [Blaklioness] 7:16 pm: WARRIOR QUEEN
    [Blaklioness] 7:17 pm: YW
    [The Lounge]: Keita has left at 7:17 pm
    [The Lounge]: Keita has entered at 7:17 pm
    [panafrica] 7:17 pm: yes
    [Blaklioness] 7:17 pm: WB KEITA
    [panafrica] 7:18 pm: buried deep
    [Lazarus] 7:19 pm: diplomacy
    [oldsoul] 7:20 pm: yes
    [anAfrican] 7:20 pm: and that hurts a LOT! hurt them by not saying, or hurt them by allowing something to continues?
    [The Lounge]: PatriceCQueen has entered at 7:20 pm
    [panafrica] 7:21 pm: That is incredibly difficult to do
    [panafrica] 7:21 pm: it is difficult to do
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:21 pm: i was not hearing before and had yo reboot
    [The Lounge]: jamesfrmphilly has entered at 7:22 pm
    [Keita] 7:22 pm: IS THIS A MATTER OF METHODOLOGY?
    [panafrica] 7:22 pm: true
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:22 pm: wb jamesfrmphilly
    [anAfrican] 7:22 pm: JAMES!!!!!
    [queentswana] 7:22 pm: Hi james..wb ..thanks
    [oldsoul] 7:22 pm: not expressing personal feelings for the good of the whole
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:22 pm: hello
    [oldsoul] 7:23 pm: hello james!
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:23 pm: hello
    [The Lounge]: kemetkind has left at 7:23 pm
    [The Lounge]: kemetkind has entered at 7:24 pm
    [Keita] 7:24 pm: LET ME EXPLAIN IT LIKE THIS...EVERYBODY IS ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF AWARNESS AND SENSITIVITY...
    [queentswana] 7:24 pm: wb kemet
    [info-moetry] 7:24 pm: wb kemet
    [kemetkind] 7:24 pm: ty queen
    [Keita] 7:24 pm: AS SUCH, ONE CAN TAKE IT ONE WAY AND ANOTHER ANOTHER WAY
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:25 pm: Civility
    [Keita] 7:26 pm: ISN'T EVERYONE'S DEFINITION OF THAT "LOVE" DIFFERENT?
    [Keita] 7:26 pm: NOT ONLY FOR THEMSELVES, BUT OTHERS AS WELL?
    [Keita] 7:28 pm: OUT OF CHAOS COMES ORDER...LOL
    [oldsoul] 7:28 pm: strive for respect and justice?
    [Keita] 7:29 pm: THAT WE CAN ALL DO
    [Keita] 7:30 pm: THAT REQUIRES THOUGHT
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:30 pm: gentlely?????
    [Keita] 7:31 pm: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT SUPPRESSION FOR THE SAKE OF NOT REVEALING THE TRUTH
    [Keita] 7:31 pm: EVEN IF THE TRUTH HURTS
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:31 pm: oh
    [anAfrican] 7:31 pm: as gently as possible
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:31 pm: vasoline will help that
    [queentswana] 7:31 pm: lol
    [oldsoul] 7:32 pm: lol
    [Keita] 7:32 pm: THEN SUPPRESS?
    [anAfrican] 7:32 pm: i still have poblems with that: "painful" "truth" or the "gentle" "prevarication"?
    [Keita] 7:32 pm: SOMETIMES IT IS WHAT IT IS AND CAN NOT BE TAKEN WITH SUGAR
    [Blaklioness] 7:33 pm: DEBATE
    [anAfrican] 7:33 pm: not necessarily prevarication
    [Blaklioness] 7:33 pm: DEBATE
    [kemetkind] 7:33 pm: Can you talk about the "goal" a little more?
    [Blaklioness] 7:33 pm: DEBATE
    [oldsoul] 7:33 pm: :)
    [info-moetry] 7:34 pm: [email protected]
    [info-moetry] 7:35 pm: but, most are doing so much negativity behind the scenes that you see that Love is not really their goal........
    [Keita] 7:35 pm: THIS IS A TESTAMENT THAT THEY WANT OT BE RIGHT AND THAT'S A GOOD THING TO WANT TO BE RIGHT
    [Blaklioness] 7:35 pm: UNITY IS GOOD
    [Blaklioness] 7:36 pm: BUT ALL OF "OUR PEOPLE" DON'T COME WITH THAT IN FOCUS
    [info-moetry] 7:36 pm: easy with the all CAPS bruh...........lol
    [The Lounge]: Ms Drea has entered at 7:36 pm
    [info-moetry] 7:36 pm: hello ms drea
    [queentswana] 7:36 pm: Hi Drea wb
    [Blaklioness] 7:36 pm: WB MS DREA
    [kemetkind] 7:36 pm: wb Ms Drea
    [Keita] 7:36 pm: THIS IS WHY PEOPLE DEBATE AND SOMETIMES ARGUE...THEY WANT TO BE RIGHT...AND THAT IS A GOOD SPIRIT...IT JUST GETS BAD WHEN IT IS PERSONALIZED
    [Lazarus] 7:36 pm: true
    [oldsoul] 7:37 pm: wb ms drea
    [Blaklioness] 7:37 pm: I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO COME TO LEARN
    [kemetkind] 7:37 pm: that's why I joined - what drew me here
    [Ms Drea] 7:37 pm: Hi Fam......thanks
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:38 pm: true
    [kemetkind] 7:38 pm: very true sister Destee
    [Blaklioness] 7:38 pm: I UNDERSTAND THAT
    [info-moetry] 7:38 pm: right.......
    [Blaklioness] 7:38 pm: I DO
    [Blaklioness] 7:38 pm: BUT HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO THAT WITHOUT CHALLENGING SOME LONG STANDING BELIEFS?
    [info-moetry] 7:39 pm: MORE LOVE.............
    [info-moetry] 7:39 pm: :heart:
    [Blaklioness] 7:39 pm: TACT, I THINK, IS KEY
    [kemetkind] 7:39 pm: you can challenge beliefs without challenging persons
    [info-moetry] 7:39 pm: [email protected]
    [Blaklioness] 7:39 pm: I MEAN...NO NAME CALLING OR TALKING DOWN AT PEOPLE
    [The Lounge]: Shedrach has entered at 7:40 pm
    [Lazarus] 7:40 pm: good point, kemet
    [info-moetry] 7:40 pm: blessings Shadrach
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:40 pm: wb Shedrach
    [Shedrach] 7:40 pm: greetings to all
    [info-moetry] 7:40 pm: In Jah Jah mi trus
    [kemetkind] 7:41 pm: wb brother shedrach
    [Blaklioness] 7:41 pm: BUT VERY FEW PEOPLE SEPARATE THEIR BELIEFS FROM THEIR PERSONS
    [Blaklioness] 7:41 pm: WB SHEDRACH
    [queentswana] 7:41 pm: Hi Shedrach wb
    [oldsoul] 7:41 pm: blessings Shedrach
    [panafrica] 7:41 pm: that's true
    [info-moetry] 7:41 pm: ut ohh.....
    [The Lounge]: IfUComeSoftly has entered at 7:41 pm
    [Shedrach] 7:41 pm: Royal blessings to the Royal House RBless!!!
    [info-moetry] 7:41 pm: hello softly
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:41 pm: wb IfUComeSoftly
    [panafrica] 7:41 pm: what they believe is who they are
    [Blaklioness] 7:41 pm: IS HE BEING RUDE IN HIS PRESENTATION?
    [Blaklioness] 7:41 pm: WB IF
    [The Lounge]: oldsoul has left at 7:42 pm
    [Blaklioness] 7:42 pm: [email protected]
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:42 pm: well i have a suggestion then
    [The Lounge]: oldsoul has entered at 7:42 pm
    [kemetkind] 7:42 pm: my beliefs have changed on some things since I joined destee
    [info-moetry] 7:42 pm: wb oldsou
    [panafrica] 7:42 pm: that isn't what I'm saying
    [info-moetry] 7:42 pm: l
    [kemetkind] 7:42 pm: i haven't changed who I am as a person
    [Blaklioness] 7:43 pm: ISN'T SOMEONE'S BELIEFS THE ESSENCE OF WHO THEY ARE?
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:43 pm: we might need to know the proper etiquette of disagreement and agreeingto disagree
    [panafrica] 7:43 pm: I'm saying that many can't seperate you challenging their beliefs, and you challenging them
    [kemetkind] 7:43 pm: right @ pcq
    [The Lounge]: IfUComeSoftly has left at 7:43 pm
    [Blaklioness] 7:43 pm: SO HOW WOULD THEY NOT BE OFFENDED?
    [panafrica] 7:43 pm: because what they believe is who they are
    [info-moetry] 7:43 pm: MOST, only "parrot" what they have heard from others b4 they got here.......
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:44 pm: Knowing how to disagree civilly
    [info-moetry] 7:44 pm: which is why they get offended by others comments!
    [Blaklioness] 7:44 pm: SO, IF WE GO ON THAT BASIS DESTEE, WHY WOULD PEOPLE BE OFFENDED BY THE JESUS IS SATAN POSTER?
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:44 pm: or how to positively share opposite beliefs
    [Blaklioness] 7:44 pm: DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
    [Keita] 7:44 pm: WITHOUT ANY DISRESPECT...THAT WAS NOT MY EXPERIENCE WITH AQIL...SO MAYBE SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT
    [Blaklioness] 7:45 pm: I MEAN WE'RE MOVING INTO PHILOSOPHY HERE.
    [anAfrican] 7:45 pm: sometimes reaching those beliefs is so tough that adjusting/adapting them is very painful
    [info-moetry] 7:45 pm: like using all caps.........lol
    [kemetkind] 7:45 pm: Jesus is satan thread should have been closed - same as you close the 100th inter-racial thread
    [Blaklioness] 7:45 pm: BUT IS THE TRUE ESSENCE OF A PERSON IF NOT THEIR SPIRIT AND VALUES?
    [soblessed] 7:45 pm: That is true Destee
    [kemetkind] 7:46 pm: it's not leading towards the goal
    [Blaklioness] 7:46 pm: WHAT GOAL KEMET?
    [info-moetry] 7:46 pm: Reading is different, from listening too one's voice and believing...
    [info-moetry] 7:46 pm: Reading requires work!!
    [kemetkind] 7:46 pm: that's what Destee is going to elaborate on lioness
    [panafrica] 7:46 pm: what goal indeed?
    [info-moetry] 7:46 pm: Research.....
    [panafrica] 7:47 pm: our goal needs to be clearly defined
    [Blaklioness] 7:47 pm: IF YOU MAKE A STATEMENT LIKE THAT KEMET, AREN'T YOU DECIDING WHAT'S CRUCIAL BASED ON WHAT YOU BELIEVE?
    [panafrica] 7:47 pm: so there is no more misinterpretation
    [Blaklioness] 7:47 pm: THE BASIS OF....
    [anAfrican] 7:47 pm: on the other hand; is there a "goal" beyond havinga placewhere we can begin to talk together?
    [panafrica] 7:47 pm: so people know what to expect, when they walk through the door
    [Blaklioness] 7:48 pm: SEPARATING A PERSON FROM WHAT THEY BELIEVE
    [Blaklioness] 7:48 pm: THAT'S WHAT I MEANT
    [info-moetry] 7:48 pm: Love of knowledge
    [Blaklioness] 7:48 pm: YOU DON'T NEED ONE DESTEE
    [The Lounge]: Tantrum has entered at 7:48 pm
    [soblessed] 7:49 pm: Destee I gotta go... But I will be back in 15 minutes are so...
    [panafrica] 7:49 pm: the nature of the internet makes it difficult to seperate a person from what they believe
    [info-moetry] 7:49 pm: hello Tantrum
    [panafrica] 7:49 pm: because very few of us know each other personally
    [kemetkind] 7:49 pm: wb brother tantrum
    [oldsoul] 7:49 pm: wb Tantrum
    [panafrica] 7:49 pm: our words become who we are
    [Tantrum] 7:49 pm: Hello Family
    [Tantrum] 7:50 pm: too many people to say hi to dang Hello All
    [The Lounge]: soblessed has left at 7:50 pm
    [anAfrican] 7:50 pm: here's one
    [queentswana] 7:50 pm: Hi Tantrum wb
    [Tantrum] 7:50 pm: Happy B-Day again Destee
    [PatriceCQueen] 7:50 pm: well I am terrible at the cornered thing .... without space to think I am terrible when i feel trapped .... and disagreeing turns into a trap....so if someone is trying to share with me they have to give me space to hear them...........
    [Tantrum] 7:51 pm: where is blak
    [Keita] 7:51 pm: no growth without pain...it is life.
    [anAfrican] 7:51 pm: life evolved all over the planet; the dry climate of Africa allowed the evidence to remain longer
    [Keita] 7:52 pm: what growth and or change has ever been comfortable, receptive, pleasant?
    [Tantrum] 7:52 pm: hello
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:53 pm: i have had plenty of painless growth. perhaps U are into pian?
    [info-moetry] 7:53 pm: :earth:mad:Ra!
    [Blaklioness] 7:53 pm: I'M HERE TANTRUM
    [queentswana] 7:53 pm: hahaha
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:54 pm: he is saying no pain, no griwth
    [Tantrum] 7:54 pm: oh yeah i know now she was catching up with the text
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:54 pm: that is noit true
    [Blaklioness] 7:55 pm: IT'S NOT NECESSARILY TRUE
    [info-moetry] 7:55 pm: :heart:
    [info-moetry] 7:55 pm: :heart:
    [info-moetry] 7:55 pm: :heart:
    [Lazarus] 7:55 pm: Will there be a Q&A session?... or can I just throw my question out there?
    [oldsoul] 7:56 pm: take your time, Sister
    [Tantrum] 7:56 pm: Brother Oldsoul like that peice you wrote recently
    [Lazarus] 7:56 pm: I can save my question for next week's class.
    [info-moetry] 7:56 pm: questions too others in the room, or just questions too Destee?
    [Greg] 7:56 pm: i'm taking alot of notes!
    [Lazarus] 7:57 pm: for Destee
    [oldsoul] 7:57 pm: ty Tantrum
    [panafrica] 7:57 pm: does that mean all views & agendas are welcome?
    [info-moetry] 7:57 pm: oh, ok!
    [Keita] 7:57 pm: how about you making athread whereby you are asking the members what their purpose at destees is? That will allow you to analyze, study and possibly see where and in what direction the energy is actually moving.
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:57 pm: all except yours
    [info-moetry] 7:58 pm: that would be just asking most too [email protected]
    [Blaklioness] 7:58 pm: ALL agendas Destee?
    [queentswana] 7:58 pm: I agree @info
    [panafrica] 7:58 pm: so in otherwords no
    [Keita] 7:59 pm: very possibly info
    [Blaklioness] 7:59 pm: ok
    [jamesfrmphilly] 7:59 pm: toodles
    [panafrica] 7:59 pm: I know that Destee
    [Blaklioness] 7:59 pm: i see
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    [Blaklioness] 7:59 pm: but you know that MOST people who think like that aren't going to be that straightforward though
    [panafrica] 7:59 pm: however many who come in here promoting destructive agendas, misquote that statement
    [Lazarus] 7:59 pm: Keita, see: http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39201
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    [Blaklioness] 8:00 pm: there are MANY sheeps in wolves clothing
    [Blaklioness] 8:00 pm: Many
    [info-moetry] 8:00 pm: fo [email protected]
    [kemetkind] 8:00 pm: you mean wolves in sheeps clothing
    [panafrica] 8:00 pm: It is difficult to accomplish
    [panafrica] 8:01 pm: And I think everyone here appreciates how difficult it is for you to do that
    [Blaklioness] 8:01 pm: right kemet
    [Keita] 8:01 pm: first time i saw that lazarus...will have to jump on it. Thanks
    [Blaklioness] 8:01 pm: ty....got it turned around
    [info-moetry] 8:02 pm: actually Lioness, you said it correctly!
    [kemetkind] 8:02 pm: lol @ info I was thinking the same
    [Lazarus] 8:02 pm: yw Keita
    [Keita] 8:03 pm: more than i thought
    [info-moetry] 8:03 pm: a few.........
    [Blaklioness] 8:03 pm: NO....not really
    [panafrica] 8:03 pm: There are Destee
    [info-moetry] 8:03 pm: that I have personally witnessed
    [Blaklioness] 8:03 pm: I was speaking of the world in general
    [panafrica] 8:03 pm: Many is subjective
    [panafrica] 8:03 pm: but there are....of course
    [Lazarus] 8:03 pm: LOL... I just caught that... there are both...
    [info-moetry] 8:03 pm: right
    [panafrica] 8:03 pm: certainly not
    [Lazarus] 8:03 pm: how many, I'm not sure.
    [Keita] 8:04 pm: some have been revealed by time as opposed to direct words
    [Blaklioness] 8:04 pm: see, i haven't been here long enough and haven't followed enough forums to name a lot of names
    [panafrica] 8:04 pm: yes
    [info-moetry] 8:05 pm: true indeed....
    [panafrica] 8:05 pm: And so many claim ownership of the community
    [Blaklioness] 8:05 pm: but when i have, i doesn't take long
    [panafrica] 8:05 pm: feel that it is theirs
    [panafrica] 8:05 pm: that we (in general) are family
    [Blaklioness] 8:05 pm: it only takes a few words
    [panafrica] 8:05 pm: that says a lot, that in many ways what you intended to do has been realized
    [info-moetry] 8:06 pm: you don't have too know some members, they for some reason come at you!
    [kemetkind] 8:06 pm: what are your goals for this community in the next 1 year, 2-3 years?
    [Blaklioness] 8:06 pm: usually i don't.....many times i don't say anything
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    [info-moetry] 8:06 pm: in chat especially.......!
    [info-moetry] 8:07 pm: wb Ra!!
    [Keita] 8:07 pm: [email protected], Ill be speechless!...lol
    [panafrica] 8:07 pm: the goal is to not have any more interracial threads in that time
    [Blaklioness] 8:07 pm: but some times, something will catch me in a certain spirit......usually somebody bs'ing
    [panafrica] 8:07 pm: @ Kemet
    [kemetkind] 8:07 pm: wb AnAfrican
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    [Blaklioness] 8:07 pm: and i speak up
    [Blaklioness] 8:08 pm: hopefully i'm tactful
    [info-moetry] 8:08 pm: b4 the goal, I had the goal and kept my silence, but it happened over and over!
    [Keita] 8:08 pm: like who?
    [Blaklioness] 8:08 pm: that's true too Destee
    [Keita] 8:08 pm: ME, ME, ME, ME!!!
    [Lazarus] 8:08 pm: LOL @ Keita, you?
    [Keita] 8:09 pm: BAND ME NOW...GO ON, BANDME...iLL HAUNT YOU FOREVER!!
    [kemetkind] 8:09 pm: he was joking Destee
    [The Lounge]: anAfrican has entered at 8:09 pm
    [panafrica] 8:09 pm: I was Kemet.....mostly!
    [kemetkind] 8:09 pm: lol
    [Blaklioness] 8:09 pm: wb anafrican
    [anAfrican] 8:10 pm: ty blak
    [info-moetry] 8:11 pm: RAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
    [anAfrican] 8:11 pm: <sigh> linux on a notebook ... power management shut me down ...
    [info-moetry] 8:12 pm: Darn Linux................:punch:
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:12 pm: Keita ...................me thinks you mild mannered clark kent ...........you know it takes a lot to be restrained
    [oldsoul] 8:12 pm: everyday we're making ourstory
    [anAfrican] 8:12 pm: everyday, oldsoul!
    [info-moetry] 8:12 pm: true @Oldsoul
    [Keita] 8:13 pm: AM I REALLY?
    [oldsoul] 8:13 pm: yes, Des
    [anAfrican] 8:13 pm: /back 20
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:13 pm: Keita ..... se we cannot ban you cause it would make queen unhappy
    [info-moetry] 8:14 pm: lol
    [panafrica] 8:14 pm: yes it would make queen unhappy
    [kemetkind] 8:14 pm: I'm still a little unclear on the vision....where are we trying to move as we grow?
    [anAfrican] 8:14 pm: (phooey! since it's just premium members, could we get the back and backtime functions re-instated? )
    [panafrica] 8:14 pm: If Keita was banned, then Queen alone would have to listen to his theories....LOL!
    [anAfrican] 8:15 pm: pan!!
    [anAfrican] 8:15 pm: if one gets bumped?
    [The Lounge]: has left at 8:15 pm
    [anAfrican] 8:15 pm: missed out on stuff that happened while i was recycling
    [anAfrican] 8:16 pm: k
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: yes
    [info-moetry] 8:16 pm: 1
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: 1
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: 1
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: 1
    [oldsoul] 8:16 pm: 1
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: we hear u
    [Lazarus] 8:16 pm: 1
    [Ms Drea] 8:16 pm: 1
    [anAfrican] 8:16 pm: oops!
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: 1
    [kemetkind] 8:16 pm: 1
    [oldsoul] 8:16 pm: yes
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:16 pm: 1
    [panafrica] 8:16 pm: I'd drive Mrs. Pan crazy if I didn't get the opportunity to sound off on here
    [Keita] 8:16 pm: 1
    [GrandHustle] 8:16 pm: 1
    [anAfrican] 8:16 pm: better save now
    [Keita] 8:17 pm: I KNEW YOU WOULD BET BALLISTIC WITH THE MIC...LOL YOU CAN'T HELP IT...YOU SHOULD RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE.
    [Lazarus] 8:17 pm: that's a major accomplishment... so don't downplay your credentials.
    [anAfrican] 8:17 pm: your baby has grown up a lot and doin too much running around for just one person, eh?
    [Keita] 8:18 pm: ME AND YOU ARE OPPOSITES...HOW DO I DENY THIS LOVE?
    [oldsoul] 8:19 pm: a place where we can come for healing and growing
    [info-moetry] 8:20 pm: "Energy"........is a beautiful thing!
    [panafrica] 8:20 pm: my only concern is those who come in attempting to sow seeds of discord
    [anAfrican] 8:20 pm: and how much more goal do we need than that?
    [panafrica] 8:20 pm: and thinking they have the right to do so, because they claim black heritage
    [Keita] 8:20 pm: IS THAT WHY MY BOSS HATE ME?
    [oldsoul] 8:20 pm: sometimes its hard to recognize because we have few places where we can do that
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    [panafrica] 8:21 pm: no we don't
    [oldsoul] 8:22 pm: right!
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:22 pm: agree
    [Keita] 8:23 pm: BUT ISN'T THAT LIKE SOMEONE COMING IN THE HOUSE PISSING ON THE CARPET?
    [oldsoul] 8:23 pm: no
    [panafrica] 8:23 pm: the overwhelming majority of ppl who come in here, want to build with us
    [panafrica] 8:24 pm: but there is a minority, who come to disrupt
    [Blaklioness] 8:24 pm: [email protected]
    [The Lounge]: panafrica has left at 8:24 pm
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    [Blaklioness] 8:24 pm: wb
    [Blaklioness] 8:25 pm: i like the mix of personalities here
    [Keita] 8:25 pm: REALLY?
    [oldsoul] 8:25 pm: if we ignore the disrupter, what do we lose...
    [Blaklioness] 8:25 pm: it creates a good and important balance
    [panafrica] 8:25 pm: but how do we respond to those who try to intellectualize their right to their "destructive" beliefs, by quoting the mission statement
    [Lazarus] 8:25 pm: Here's my question:
    [Lazarus] 8:25 pm: What has been your biggest reward (and conversely, you biggest regret)?
    [Blaklioness] 8:25 pm: but you have to know when to ignore and when to challenge
    [Blaklioness] 8:26 pm: sometimes it's not good to let things or issues get past
    [Blaklioness] 8:26 pm: just kinda know when to and when not to
    [panafrica] 8:26 pm: no it isn't
    [panafrica] 8:26 pm: because silence is acceptance
    [oldsoul] 8:27 pm: knowing when to hold em and when to fold em...
    [panafrica] 8:27 pm: not only that
    [anAfrican] 8:27 pm: lots of stuff that i haven't said for that reason. (reaction to ibrahim)
    [oldsoul] 8:27 pm: :)
    [info-moetry] 8:27 pm: silence could equate too "ROPE"
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:27 pm: panafrica silence is the water that quenches the fire
    [Blaklioness] 8:27 pm: sometimes PC
    [Lazarus] 8:27 pm: save the answer for next class...
    [panafrica] 8:27 pm: if only that were true PCQ
    [Blaklioness] 8:27 pm: sometimes
    [The Lounge]: Tantrum has left at 8:28 pm
    [Blaklioness] 8:28 pm: right
    [The Lounge]: queentswana has left at 8:28 pm
    [Blaklioness] 8:28 pm: that's what i mean
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:28 pm: silence with direction is different than denial in Egypt............ panafrica
    [anAfrican] 8:29 pm: but mostly because i haven't learned how to respond when i'm "stung"
    [info-moetry] 8:29 pm: right.....
    [Keita] 8:29 pm: I THINK I DONE CALMED DOWN A LOT...DON'T YOU?
    [panafrica] 8:29 pm: please explain the difference PCQ
    [info-moetry] 8:29 pm: I had too apologies too the brother
    [Blaklioness] 8:29 pm: but also ibrahim brought something to the table himself
    [Blaklioness] 8:30 pm: that he stayed was a sign that he was here to learn and not to cause problems
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    [info-moetry] 8:30 pm: [email protected]
    [info-moetry] 8:30 pm: wb Queen
    [info-moetry] 8:30 pm: lol
    [panafrica] 8:30 pm: I've calmed down as well
    [Blaklioness] 8:30 pm: wb Queen and Tan
    [info-moetry] 8:31 pm: Ibrahim
    [queentswana] 8:31 pm: thanks info
    [The Lounge]: has left at 8:31 pm
    [queentswana] 8:31 pm: thanks lioness
    [The Lounge]: has left at 8:31 pm
    [Keita] 8:31 pm: DESTEE IS SPEAKING ON HIS WELCOLM
    [panafrica] 8:31 pm: which goes back to a fundamental question that was brought up here
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:32 pm: silence with a plan of actions is different than pretending something is not happening and not making sure that all is calm and good and safe....i not sure i said that right .................... panafrica
    [info-moetry] 8:32 pm: we were not sure until we saw him on Cam in chat........
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    [Keita] 8:32 pm: HE GOT SLAPPED AROUND REAL NICELY....AS I REMEMBER
    [Blaklioness] 8:32 pm: i wasn't here but what i mean is that what he probably said was done out of ignorance and not a real intent to hurt or divide
    [info-moetry] 8:32 pm: wb ms drea
    [Blaklioness] 8:32 pm: that's all i meant
    [panafrica] 8:32 pm: is it possible to seperate a person from his beliefs
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:32 pm: wb Ms Drea
    [panafrica] 8:33 pm: In many cases what a person believes is who they are
    [Lazarus] 8:33 pm: ibrahim, was genuinely confused about why his post was received that way...
    [The Lounge]: oldsoul has left at 8:33 pm
    [panafrica] 8:33 pm: this is especially true in cyberspace, where our words is the only basis we have to know each other
    [The Lounge]: Greg has left at 8:34 pm
    [panafrica] 8:34 pm: He walked in during a time we were under attack by trolls
    [Ms Drea] 8:34 pm: thanks Fam!..for some reason my text went to giant size
    [anAfrican] 8:34 pm: also; ibrahim came with a mindset tyhat was nhot "american"
    [The Lounge]: has left at 8:34 pm
    [panafrica] 8:34 pm: Lets not judge each other too harshly
    [The Lounge]: has left at 8:34 pm
    [panafrica] 8:35 pm: An "I mean no harm" is a preface many white trolls use before they begin their thinly veiled attacks
    [Shedrach] 8:35 pm: Destee keep up the good work!!! I have to get some rest for school tomorrow. I love you all keep the connection flowing. Good over evil. Peace and Love! Jahlove!
    [info-moetry] 8:35 pm: jahwill........
    [Shedrach] 8:36 pm: bless bless bless
    [queentswana] 8:36 pm: Peace Shedrach...thanks for comming
    [panafrica] 8:36 pm: I agree that we need to give everyone the benefit of the doubt
    [Lazarus] 8:36 pm: peace Shedrach
    [panafrica] 8:36 pm: but not forever
    [Blaklioness] 8:36 pm: night shedrach......be safe
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    [panafrica] 8:37 pm: Let's talk about one member in particular
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:37 pm: also since we are international we will have to understand that people speak differently and our english is different so sometimes we have to think twice about intention.............I as raised in NYC but since I started in a different culture and english use i still talk funny sometimes.............thank god my poetry does not get confused much .....LOL
    [info-moetry] 8:37 pm: ut ohhhhhhhhhhh
    [panafrica] 8:37 pm: because it is important to the discussion
    [anAfrican] 8:37 pm: puter must be getting overwhemed - one word in seven ...
    [panafrica] 8:37 pm: "how long" are we going to give someone the benefit of the doubt?
    [panafrica] 8:38 pm: before it becomes obvious they aren't here to learn, grow, or build?
    [The Lounge]: GrandHustle has left at 8:38 pm
    [panafrica] 8:38 pm: why wouldn't there be?
    [The Lounge]: oldsoul has entered at 8:39 pm
    [panafrica] 8:39 pm: I'm talking about those who are disruptive
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:39 pm: wb oldsoul
    [queentswana] 8:39 pm: wb
    [info-moetry] 8:39 pm: wb oldsoul
    [panafrica] 8:39 pm: not those who occassionally go against the grain
    [queentswana] 8:39 pm: QQ ....
    [oldsoul] 8:39 pm: ty
    [Blaklioness] 8:39 pm: wb OS
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    [panafrica] 8:40 pm: okay my example...I can give a name if you want me to
    [panafrica->Destee] 8:40 pm: Kingpin
    [panafrica] 8:40 pm: I won't give the name, but I will give the situation
    [Blaklioness] 8:41 pm: The moderators here are important
    [The Lounge]: bigdrizzle has entered at 8:41 pm
    [queentswana] 8:42 pm: wb
    [Blaklioness] 8:42 pm: i've been on sites where anything goes
    [The Lounge]: anAfrican has left at 8:42 pm
    [Blaklioness] 8:42 pm: wb drizz
    [oldsoul] 8:42 pm: wb,Drizz
    [panafrica] 8:42 pm: I always invisioned moderators as the "protectors" of the community as well
    [The Lounge]: soblessed has entered at 8:42 pm
    [bigdrizzle] 8:42 pm: thx
    [Keita] 8:42 pm: ME,ME,ME,ME!!!!
    [queentswana] 8:42 pm: wb soblessed
    [PatriceCQueen] 8:43 pm: wb soblessed
    [The Lounge]: has left at 8:43 pm
    [soblessed] 8:43 pm: Ty queent
    [soblessed] 8:43 pm: ty PCQ
    [soblessed] 8:43 pm: Hey Destee
    [soblessed] 8:43 pm: Hi lioness
    [soblessed] 8:43 pm: Hi info
    [Blaklioness] 8:43 pm: and negativity reigned
    [kemetkind] 8:43 pm: I think moderators should moderate the tone within threads
    [Blaklioness] 8:43 pm: wb soblessed
    [soblessed] 8:43 pm: Hey Drizz
    [kemetkind] 8:43 pm: thats what sets the boundaries
    [soblessed] 8:44 pm: Hey keita
    [bigdrizzle] 8:44 pm: wb Soblessed
    [panafrica->Destee] 8:44 pm: can I go into my story about him?
    [panafrica->Destee] 8:44 pm: why a limit has to be set for some?
    [kemetkind] 8:44 pm: right - I do my part - I'm just saying...;)
    [oldsoul] 8:44 pm: wb Soblessed
    [Keita] 8:44 pm: YOU MEAN I HAVE TO DRIVE IN BETWEEN THE LINES???
    [soblessed] 8:45 pm: Ty oldsoul, hi
    [soblessed] 8:45 pm: Hi kemet
    [soblessed] 8:45 pm: Hey Laz
    [soblessed] 8:45 pm: Hey pan
    [soblessed] 8:45 pm: Hey tantrum
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    [kemetkind] 8:45 pm: true - I can see that
    [kemetkind] 8:46 pm: I've seen stuff work itself out the past week or so
    [panafrica] 8:47 pm: okay let me go into why I feel members can't be giving the benefit of the doubt indefinately
    [kemetkind] 8:47 pm: lol
    [panafrica] 8:47 pm: Although I fully agree with Destee that everyone should be given the benefit of the doubt initially
    [Keita] 8:48 pm: SPEAK BLACKMAN!!!
    [soblessed] 8:48 pm: Ty Destee
    [panafrica] 8:48 pm: There was this one particular member who came in expressing neo-conservative, white supremacist views
    [panafrica] 8:48 pm: He was challenged by several members, including yours truly
    [panafrica] 8:49 pm: He responded to the challenges by explaining he was a biracial, who grew up in a white community
    [panafrica] 8:49 pm: That he came to Destee to learn more about his black heritage (which his mother apparently neglected to teach him).
    [panafrica] 8:49 pm: After hearing this, the members backed off him
    [Keita] 8:50 pm: YOU GOT A DRIVERS LICENSE DESTEE ? OH, YOU FLY NOW?...LOL
    [kemetkind] 8:51 pm: the basic question is can this site sustain itself with the current ratio of non-paying to paying members
    [panafrica] 8:51 pm: over the year he stayed on her, he continually portrayed blacks as ignorant, racist, and inferiou
    [panafrica] 8:51 pm: inferior
    [kemetkind] 8:51 pm: if not - then something must change - so the question is what do those changes need to be
    [kemetkind] 8:51 pm: if so - then everything is fine
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    [Blaklioness] 8:51 pm: wb pc
    [queentswana] 8:51 pm: wb Patrice
    [panafrica] 8:52 pm: he attempted to bait members into attacking him, then make complaints about them
    [panafrica] 8:52 pm: In short he was disruptive
    [oldsoul] 8:52 pm: wb Patrice
    [Tantrum] 8:52 pm: So as far as cost what are our goals to change that ratio
    [panafrica] 8:52 pm: and it didn't need to take a year to see that his intention was not to "learn about his black" heritage, but to disrupt
    [The Lounge]: anAfrican has entered at 8:52 pm
    [panafrica] 8:53 pm: And no...this is not common...I'm not trying to suggest that
    [panafrica] 8:53 pm: But it did, can, and will happen
    [queentswana] 8:53 pm: wb anAfrican
    [Blaklioness] 8:53 pm: wb anafrican
    [Lazarus] 8:53 pm: pan, that's an example of a typical behavior of the "buffer class"
    [panafrica] 8:53 pm: If we give folk "too much" rope
    [anAfrican] 8:53 pm: hi
    [Tantrum] 8:54 pm: Are we changing our approach will we have more options to bring in more mebers will there be tiered membership will we go to having all members pay some changes have to be made
    [panafrica] 8:54 pm: Yes it is @ Laz
    [soblessed] 8:54 pm: what is a"buffer class"?
    [kemetkind] 8:54 pm: I understand sister Destee
    [anAfrican] 8:55 pm: yes, please save.
    [Tantrum] 8:55 pm: I will be on the list
    [oldsoul] 8:56 pm: so-called white people purposely fathered children with females of the oppressed so the offspring would serve as a buffer group
    [panafrica] 8:56 pm: thank you OldSoul
    [oldsoul] 8:56 pm: they serve to confuse
    [soblessed] 8:56 pm: Ty oldsoul...
    [Lazarus] 8:57 pm: ty Oldsoul
    [panafrica] 8:57 pm: Asians and Indians were also brought in to be buffet classes in parts of Africa & the Caribbean
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    [panafrica] 8:57 pm: But interracial mixing historically has been used as a tool of conversion & division
    [panafrica] 8:58 pm: the creation of children to promote white supremacy, while simultaneously disrupting black thought
    [kemetkind] 8:59 pm: you're an exec - you look at summary reports not detail reports
    [anAfrican] 8:59 pm: good analogy
    [Keita->Destee] 8:59 pm: MUST GO TO SLEEP SO I CAN WORK TOMORROW...SO LET ME WISH YOU A HAPPY EARTHDAY.
    [oldsoul] 9:00 pm: this has been a great 1st session, and i appreciate you giving so much energy to us, especially on your earthday
    [Keita->Destee] 9:00 pm: YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU...NO DIVORCE ALLOWED
    [Lazarus] 9:00 pm: also they stand as a "buffer" protected in the way of the off our retribution by protecting their white mothers.
    [kemetkind] 9:00 pm: yes - I second brother oldsoul...ty sister Destee for taking this time with us today
    [The Lounge]: Keita has left at 9:01 pm
    [Lazarus] 9:01 pm: thanks Destee... and again, Happy Birthday!
    [Tantrum] 9:01 pm: I think that we need to put time limits on guests vists for the day that will make them want to atleast register
    [panafrica] 9:02 pm: that is just one example Destee...I have many more
    [panafrica] 9:02 pm: It isn't about me and him
    [panafrica] 9:03 pm: The point is, it doesn't take years to see someone has no intention to grow & build
    [panafrica] 9:03 pm: He knew how to play the game
    [anAfrican] 9:04 pm: and he knew how to keep you engaqged
    [panafrica] 9:04 pm: I don't play games
    [Tantrum] 9:04 pm: Another suggestions I think we need to invest more in the community if we have the funds or resources or know of someone that does I say we should find out what we cn do to imp0rove certain aspects of the site and add additional as well to attract but we will discuss that next week i guess
    [panafrica] 9:04 pm: Why should I have to?
    [oldsoul] 9:04 pm: in some cases, iggin on them will give us the edge
    [kemetkind] 9:05 pm: good idea tantrum - maybe we can brainstorm ideas
    [Tantrum] 9:06 pm: Who gives the final say so on a member being banned is it up to the moderator is there a voting system with in the moderators is the final decision givin to you sister destee what is the actual process of someone being banned
    [panafrica] 9:06 pm: okay Destee...family...I'm going to call it a night
    [Lazarus] 9:06 pm: peace Brother pan... enjoyed your comments
    [panafrica] 9:06 pm: It isn't easy to do...I know that
    [Blaklioness] 9:07 pm: night pan
    [panafrica] 9:07 pm: Happy Birthday Destee....
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    [panafrica] 9:07 pm: peace & love ya'll
    [Tantrum] 9:07 pm: I dont think that is right for one person to be able to ban you i think there should be a vote no disrespect to the moderators
    [anAfrican] 9:07 pm: al of us have been hurt without even feeling it. the "hurt" starts before we even get involved in "society". sometimes we need someplace, with our own, to scream rant and rave. sometimes we "cry" the whole time the "wound" is being "treated". if we get shutdown trying to get this pain off of us, tyhen it's just more "see!! they don't like me either!"
    [Tantrum] 9:08 pm: there should be some type of vote within the moderators and with you
    [Tantrum] 9:08 pm: thats my personal opinion
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    [Tantrum] 9:09 pm: why do we always speak free speech yet when someone speaks there mind there is so much tension
    [Destee] 9:09 pm: THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE !!! :)
    [anAfrican] 9:09 pm: love you,l sis!! thank you!
    [queentswana] 9:09 pm: `I'm here...til the end
    [Destee] 9:09 pm: POST THIS TEXT TO THE PREMIUM MEMBER'S FORUM !!!
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    [kemetkind] 9:10 pm: ty
    [Blaklioness] 9:10 pm: :roll::clap::awe:
    [Lazarus] 9:10 pm: wb kemet
    [queentswana] 9:10 pm: wb kemet
    [soblessed] 9:10 pm: wb kemet
    [Tantrum] 9:10 pm: so there is no free speech as far as views as long as there is no disrespect
    [kemetkind] 9:10 pm: ty laz and queen and soblessed
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    [Tantrum] 9:11 pm: i dont mean that
    [anAfrican] 9:11 pm: in this country, "freedom" is spelled "freedumb" - no such critter as "free" in a capitalistic "society"!
    [queentswana] 9:11 pm: wb
    [Tantrum] 9:11 pm: im saying like views on certain aspects of life
    [Lazarus->Destee] 9:11 pm: if I had a vote I would have banned T for his attack on PoeticManifesta... so check him.
    [Blaklioness] 9:11 pm: [email protected]
    [Tantrum] 9:11 pm: that pertains with our society black in perticular
    [Blaklioness] 9:12 pm: true
    [soblessed] 9:12 pm: Wb oldsoul
    [oldsoul] 9:12 pm: ty
    [Tantrum] 9:12 pm: naw no disrespect i will give cause my views are very different i will talk to you when you have time
    [anAfrican] 9:13 pm: lots of times, it ain't what is said, but how it is said
    [Tantrum] 9:13 pm: i have a lot of views that are different i have noticed if you go against the grain ppl get so offended
    [Tantrum] 9:13 pm: ok then....
    [Blaklioness] 9:13 pm: [email protected]
    [Tantrum] 9:13 pm: i feel that we should be able to respond and comment on poetry and different threads in our own way without being told not too
    [anAfrican] 9:14 pm: no, not "told noty to", morelikely "suggested" an other way to say it
    [Tantrum] 9:14 pm: We should be able to talk to one another on different levels it just seems like everything is judged way too closely like handcuffs
    [Lazarus] 9:14 pm: I disagree... Tantrum
    [Tantrum] 9:15 pm: Like I said I knew ppl would Laz
    [Lazarus] 9:15 pm: I saw something from you in the past week that I would classify as disrepectful
    [Tantrum] 9:16 pm: I dont disrespect I give it how it is given Brother laz its a lot that lead up to that
    [Tantrum] 9:16 pm: I know alot of people didnt see the whole picture so they can only base there decisions on what they see
    [Tantrum] 9:17 pm: I dont want to disrespect I said give my opinion
    [Tantrum] 9:17 pm: No disrespect sister Just be able to give a suggestion or opinion
    [Lazarus] 9:17 pm: I would love to defend that member... but since I didn't read everything that lead up to that I can't judge...
    [Lazarus] 9:17 pm: but what I read was a personal attack
    [Tantrum] 9:18 pm: yes it was a personal attack
    [anAfrican] 9:18 pm: i might not be thinking of the same incident, tantrum, but in that thread, there was mention of something happening in other places. in that particular thread, my attitutde was about what was said in that thread only.
    [Lazarus] 9:18 pm: and that is against the rules.
    [Lazarus] 9:18 pm: cut-n-dry
    [Tantrum] 9:18 pm: well the rules were broken by that member as well
    [Tantrum] 9:18 pm: cut n dry
    [Tantrum] 9:19 pm: she had negative to say in the thread of what i wrote and she didnt know who it was towards
    [Lazarus] 9:19 pm: then both should be reprimanded
    [soblessed] 9:19 pm: I have a question Destee....
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    [Tantrum] 9:19 pm: It was handled Brother Laz
    [soblessed] 9:19 pm: nevamind
    [anAfrican] 9:19 pm: toss it, soblessed!
    [Tantrum] 9:19 pm: Everything doesnt happen in the open
    [Lazarus] 9:19 pm: if someone thinks your poetry is whack... that's not a personal attack
    [Lazarus] 9:19 pm: commenting on someone's physical attributes... is out of line.
    [Tantrum] 9:19 pm: [email protected]
    [Tantrum] 9:20 pm: no not really
    [Tantrum] 9:20 pm: thats self perception
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    [Tantrum] 9:21 pm: and thats old now it has been taken care of you can paunder on it for something that happened or you can move on
    [queentswana] 9:21 pm: wb
    [soblessed] 9:21 pm: wb drizz
    [Tantrum] 9:21 pm: ppl donr see that destee
    [Tantrum] 9:21 pm: ppl take up for who they know
    [Lazarus] 9:21 pm: I'm not dwelling on anything...
    [Tantrum] 9:21 pm: not of what they know of
    [bigdrizzle] 9:22 pm: thx
    [soblessed] 9:22 pm: yw
    [Lazarus] 9:22 pm: I'm just discussing the "disrespect" issue as a rule.
    [anAfrican] 9:22 pm: "get off your asz" is rather ugle enough
    [oldsoul] 9:22 pm: i would wonder why someone would take time and energy to say something negative about someone's poetry
    [Tantrum] 9:23 pm: well she knows now to stay out of my threads with her comments im over it now
    [anAfrican] 9:23 pm: and repeating it
    [anAfrican] 9:23 pm: yeah, tantrum; you sure showed her!!
    [queentswana] 9:23 pm: I agree with that@ teacher
    [oldsoul] 9:24 pm: if one is not moved by someone's work, then simply ignore it
    [queentswana] 9:24 pm: right
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    [queentswana] 9:24 pm: we can hear you
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  2. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    seems like this first session got off to a start that looks like it could lead right where you want it to go ... er ... ... well ... "like it could lead right where i interpreted what you appeared to be stating as a direction for it to go in from what i gathered from the introduction" ...

    looks as if that initial goal of "having a place on the internet for us" has been reached really nicely! now on to the "action stuff"? those mentions of tactical and strategic planning sounded interesting as well.

    oh, this is GREAT, Destee!! Good Vision! Good Follow-on!! This is gonna work, ya know?!! THANK YOU!
     
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