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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    well...

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    The ashantis waged wars on neighboring states in their geographic area to capture people and sell them as slaves to Europeans (Portuguese) who subsequently sold the enslaved people along with guns to the Ashantis in exchange for Akan gold. Akan gold was also used to purchase slaves from further up north via the Trans-Saharan route. The Ashantis purchased slaves to help clear the dense forests within Ashanti. About a third of the population of many Akan states were indentured servants (i.e. Non-Akan peoples). The Ashantis went from buyers of slaves to selling slaves as the dynamics in the Gold Coast and the New World changed. Thus, the Ashanti people played a role in supplying Europeans with indentured servants, who were later enslaved for the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 2006 Ghana apologized to the descendants of slaves for the role the Ashantis had played in the slave trade.



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    So pandering Pelosi and suck up Schumer were wearing the kentes of those who captured and sold slaves.






    Kind of fitting for those who want blacks to remain on the Democrat plantation
    Still has absolutely nothing to do with Kente cloth, which is simply a symbol of the culture far older then the historical slavery issue. By your measure we should not wear any style clothes of cultures that participated in slavery in the past, and of course burn all Bibles, because they have laws for the regulation of slavery, and it does not forbid slavery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post

    So pandering Pelosi and suck up Schumer were wearing the kentes of those who captured and sold slaves.

    I remember posers like these two getting beat up in junior high. The masquerade is just so incredibly phony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whag View Post
    Trump retweeted a video of a man shouting white power.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybe...-in-the-video/

    Many here concede Trump is a malignant narcissist but not a racist. I disagree.
    I propose thatís itís not that hard to convey youíre not racist and that Trump has failed spectacularly at that.
    Because of this incident, I am convinced now that Trump is on his way out.

    Based on what his family and staff are saying, he doesn't seem very interested in damage control. He doesn't seem to care anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    Because of this incident, I am convinced now that Trump is on his way out.

    Based on what his family and staff are saying, he doesn't seem very interested in damage control. He doesn't seem to care anymore.
    Did he ever?

    Early on, he was quoted as saying he thought being POTUS was going to be easier than his other job(s).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronson View Post
    I remember posers like these two getting beat up in junior high. The masquerade is just so incredibly phony.
    No, Trump standing in front of the church holding up a bible was masquerading as a phoney? What Congress was doing was showing support and solidarity with the protestors and there fight to reform police brutality against black people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    No, Trump standing in front of the church holding up a bible was masquerading as a phoney?
    That too. At least he wasn't posing with his hands on his hips. But yeah, it was incredibly phony.

    What Congress was doing was showing support and solidarity with the protestors and there fight to reform police brutality against black people.
    No, what they were doing was ignorantly pandering. It was so Hollywood looking; stagey acting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    Did he ever?

    Early on, he was quoted as saying he thought being POTUS was going to be easier than his other job(s).
    I'm sure every president has felt that way at that stage (five months into it). But since then he's been on a constant defensive. I'm sure it is tiring - and deflating for someone who needs to be flattered to be hammered all the time.

    But whatever his reasoning, if he isn't going to put any effort into it then I am voting Libertarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Selling products under the Trump name is one of Trump's ventures. That's what he was doing in this case. Bought beef, rebranded it as "Trump Steaks" then sold them (and afaik still sells them) in his restaurants/hotels and also used to sell them in some store that stopped selling them because they were too expensive (hence them ending up on a "failed" business list).
    I believe the question is, did he create a separate business for each brand, or did he have a single business with multiple products under the "Trump" name.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Anyway, counting failed businesses is a bad way to count whether someone is a good businessman and counting failed brands is even worse. As I said earlier I know guys with 1-2 dozen failed brands who run successful businesses and are multi-millionaires. It would be absurd to call them "failed businessmen". Failure is a normal part of business and life.
    If the measure of success is "how rich is he?" then Trump is apparently successful - though we have not seen his tax returns to know that. And the annual statements he is required to file provide is with little no insight and we have no way of knowing how truthful they are. Trump has a documented history of falsifying his financial position to achieve his desired ends, inflating his worth when looking for loans and reducing his worth when reporting for tax or bankruptcy purposes.

    But if your measure of "success" is more about what you have contributed to the world, Trump is a miserable failure. His history is littered with people he stiffed, others he bullied, and still more he just outright conned. He is now in the midst of his greatest con of all, and has most of the Republican party completely under his sway.

    He is a miserable excuse for a human being, and we are now seeing the results of putting such a miserable excuse for a human being in the most powerful office in the land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    Do you think House Dems like Pelosi are supporters of slavery because they wore Kente Cloth?
    I have no clue what this means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    I have no clue what this means.
    USA Today --- Fact check: Yes, Kente cloths were historically worn by empire involved in West African slave trade

    Our rating: True

    We rate the claim that kente cloth was historically worn by the Asante people of Ghana, who were involved in the West African slave trade TRUE because it is supported by our research. Although kente cloth does have ties to slavery, it is more widely recognized as a modern symbol of pride in African American culture and pride in cultural ties to West Africa.


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