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Re: It was okay when I stepped away to listen and watch

If you're checking out YouTube, please check out Kim and Reggie Harris. They are truly inspirational.

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Re: It was okay when I stepped away to listen and watch

I'm sorry someone ruined your thread, RCG. I didn't see it, but I'm not surprised. We all know by now that it's the goal of a handful of posters to show up here and see what they can derail, who they can try to upset, how they can inflame and incite. That's sad for them. And it makes it hard for us, but I'm glad the good folks here (the vast majority!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}) don't allow it to cause permanent damage.

This thread, and the other one, are great! And there will be other great threads when these are gone, right?

Thanks for the music/video info.

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Re: It was okay when I stepped away to listen and watch

On 3/7/2015 dooBdoo said:

I'm sorry someone ruined your thread, RCG. I didn't see it, but I'm not surprised. We all know by now that it's the goal of a handful of posters to show up here and see what they can derail, who they can try to upset, how they can inflame and incite. That's sad for them. And it makes it hard for us, but I'm glad the good folks here (the vast majority!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}) don't allow it to cause permanent damage.

This thread, and the other one, are great! And there will be other great threads when these are gone, right?

Thanks for the music/video info.

The two threads were nice ... but both are on their last leg.

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On 3/7/2015 SoX said:
On 3/7/2015 dooBdoo said:

I'm sorry someone ruined your thread, <em>RCG</em>. I didn't see it, but I'm not surprised. We all know by now that it's the goal of a handful of posters to show up here and see what they can derail, who they can try to upset, how they can inflame and incite. That's sad for them. And it makes it hard for us, but I'm glad the good folks here (the vast majority!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}) don't allow it to cause permanent damage.

This thread, and the other one, are great! And there will be other great threads when these are gone, right?

Thanks for the music/video info.

The two threads were nice ... but both are on their last leg.

I agree. It's sad that a few posters can't ignore the bait.

Anyway, thanks for both threads. We'll do it again another day.Smile

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Re: It was okay when I stepped away to listen and watch

On 3/7/2015 dooBdoo said:

I'm sorry someone ruined your thread, RCG. I didn't see it, but I'm not surprised. We all know by now that it's the goal of a handful of posters to show up here and see what they can derail, who they can try to upset, how they can inflame and incite. That's sad for them. And it makes it hard for us, but I'm glad the good folks here (the vast majority!{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}) don't allow it to cause permanent damage.

This thread, and the other one, are great! And there will be other great threads when these are gone, right?

Thanks for the music/video info.

It wasn't my thread, but I was reading it and contributing. I went to watch the President's speech and when I returned, the whole thread was gone.

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Re: It was okay when I stepped away to listen and watch

Missed it.

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Some will say speeches are only words but do nothing. They inspire and possibly cause change for the future. Thanks to those speeches in the 1960's I could marry my husband. I am white from Wyoming and he is Black. I could have my two children and my grandson. My office where I work has a Deputy Director who is Black, three managers who are black, and numerous supervisors who are Black. I praise all the many people like John Lewis and so many others who worked so hard for change. Yes we are not done but we have come a long way and I still look forward to more change.

I doubt many will see this post of mine because it will be deleted soon but I pray some do and it gives them food for thought.

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There's tons of bigots everywhere. {#emotions_dlg.angry}

And an increasing number, unfortunately. {#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

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Re: It was okay when I stepped away to listen and watch

Today's speeches will live long after we're gone.

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On 3/7/2015 Dell said:

Some will say speeches are only words but do nothing. They inspire and possibly cause change for the future. Thanks to those speeches in the 1960's I could marry my husband. I am white from Wyoming and he is Black. I could have my two children and my grandson. My office where I work has a Deputy Director who is Black, three managers who are black, and numerous supervisors who are Black. I praise all the many people like John Lewis and so many others who worked so hard for change. Yes we are not done but we have come a long way and I still look forward to more change.

I doubt many will see this post of mine because it will be deleted soon but I pray some do and it gives them food for thought.

Bless you both - and the branches that grew from your love. {#emotions_dlg.wub}