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Keynote Speakers : Minister Louis Farrakhan

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They say when war is fought the first casualty is truth.

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A couple of days ago Kosovo declared its independence. That doesn’t mean anything to you- you haven’t declared yours yet.

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Look man, there’s no racism in a foxhole.

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I didn’t tell anybody who to vote for.

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‘I don’t think Barack is black enough’- he wasn’t supposed to be.

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My brother Marvin raised a good question. What’s going on?

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Posted: February 24th, 2008
at 9:27pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby

Half a century ago, the political historian Richard Hofstadter wrote: "The widespread distrust of intellectuals in America reflects a tendency to depreciate their playfulness and distrust their piety. Ours is a society in which every form of play seems to be accepted by the majority except the play of the mind."

Hofstadter expanded that theme in his Pulitzer Prize-winning 1963 book, "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life," which ranged across education, politics and religion. In documenting a majoritarian and nativist bias, it became what Hofstadter biographer David S. Brown termed "one of the most troubling criticisms of American democracy ever written."

What we have in Susan Jacoby’s "The Age of American Unreason" is an attempt to update Hofstadter. He had concluded that intellectuals "have tried to be good and believing citizens of a democratic society and at the same time to resist the vulgarization of culture which that society constantly produces," and in many ways Jacoby’s book concentrates on that vulgarization. She decries junk thought and junk science, youth culture, celebrity culture, degradation of the language, television, screen technologies for infants, innumeracy and other forms of cultural illiteracy. A particular concern — not as vulgarization but as an overweening, deleterious influence on public policy — is religious fundamentalism.

"During the past four decades," Jacoby writes, "America’s endemic anti-intellectual tendencies have been grievously exacerbated by a new species of semiconscious anti-rationalism, feeding on and fed by an ignorant popular culture of video images and unremitting noise that leaves no room for contemplation or logic." at latimes

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Posted: February 23rd, 2008
at 7:14pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Fear Balance

In an interview held in his office in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Dr Ahmad Yousef, the political adviser of the deposed Palestinian prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh said that the Palestinian home made shells although underdeveloped are used as a preventive tool in order to create a balance of fear as the Israeli occupiers continue with their attacks against the Palestinians.

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Posted: February 23rd, 2008
at 6:04am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,not ninja-worthy,mnp is for the children,politricks,weaponry

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Saviours’ Day 08 : The Gods At War

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Posted: February 23rd, 2008
at 5:51am by Koookiecrumbles


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"It’s Time for a Progressive Vision of Education!"

The primary debates are an exceptional vehicle to make, as the educational philosopher Maxine Greene put it, a€oethe familiar strange and the strange familiar.a€A They are, in other words, an opportunity to pose serious questions about the conventional wisdom that guides our public policies and practices, as well as a time to suggest radically different visions for how we might do things in our society and in our world. At least as far as education goes, the candidates have failed miserably in both regards. They have neglected to ask the deep questions about what is really happening in our schools. Nor have they even begun to offer imaginative possibilities for what education might be about in these early but difficult years of the 21st century. This is both sad and troubling, not merely because of the limitations of what these individuals have had to say about this one sector of our culture, but, more importantly, because education in many ways instantiates the root metaphors that guide and structure how we think about the purposes of human life and social relationships. What we have to say about education is intimately bound up with what we say to the young about the meaning of our lives, the aspirations we value for them, and how they should understand their relationships and responsibilities towards other human beings. In this sense education is always about the qualities we favor in human beings as reasoning, moral, and spiritual beings, and about our capacity to teach these to young people. Sadly, the candidates a€™ shallow banalities and overwhelmingly predictable discourse about schools has done little to point the public in new and more meaningful directions in thinking about what it means to educate the young in these turbulent times.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2008
at 2:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Some Valentine’s Day Lovin’ at music.mnp

happy valentines peoples… and remember, its alright love one another everyday of the year, just the ladies like it when you treat them good today. - Trizlam @ music.mnp

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For the rest of Trizlam’s Valentine’s Day picks and some other wicked tunes, head on over to music.mnp by clicking that link or putting www.musicmnp.com into your browser. These youtube jams will put you in that nice type of mood.

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Posted: February 14th, 2008
at 9:09am by Black Ock


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MNP Bi-Annual Design Contest.1

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For the inaugural bi-annual MNP design contest.1 we would like to offer a challenge that may or may not be met.

Often people like to single out the "leaf" as being something that is merely less of a plant and more of an honorable mention. Well for those that strike it right, we would like to go offer a membership to our exclusive tree-house to outsider (preferably from Macedonia) to the winner….the winner of what you ask?

The CHEALLANGE: Design a vaporizer that ninjas may or may not ask to be plugged into a wall.

DEADLINE: April 18th @ Midnight (entries will be accepted throughout the morning hours, however we refrain on speculating, but their is a good chance that entries arriving later than 8AM will be deleted instantly)

THE PRIZE: Eternal Ninjanation

With this said: send your completed designs to sales@myninjaplease.com (for those interested in what to send we ain’t interested in that jenky ashy bc type of shapsonix)

Good luck and let those most ninjatastic see their design through!

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Posted: February 13th, 2008
at 2:17pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,web,business,mnp is for the children,weaponry,gear,design,real life news,science,competitions

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MNP to open up a Sports Center?

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Posted: February 13th, 2008
at 2:07pm by Koookiecrumbles


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"My Africa: Biking Through the Dark Continent"

a€oeAlllllllllaaaahhhhhhhhhha€¦.a€A The booming voice of a muezzin reciting the morning prayers from a mosque loudspeaker jolts me awake. The first attempt to open my eyes proves unsuccessful, as the sand that has accumulated in them (as well as every other orifice in my body) presents an obstacle. When Ia€™m finally able to blink out the crust, I can make out the luminous Sudanese desert night sky through the ceiling of my tent, stars free from competing against pollution and skyscrapers.

At 4:30 AM, ita€™s too early to get up, so I make a feeble attempt to sleep through the deafening prayers. After finally drifting off an hour later I am once more unceremoniously disturbed from my slumber, this time by the booming vocals of Freddie Mercury. The opening lines of Queena€™s bicycle song (a€oeI want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bikea€¦.a€A) blare from our support truck. Despite waking us up with this song every morning for the past three weeks, our overland support staff still finds this funny. Hilarious. I struggle to get up once again, change into my riding clothes, pack up my tent, and swallow down some porridge before starting the 70 mile trek in the Sudanese sun. So begins another day on the Tour Da€™Afrique. via

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Posted: February 10th, 2008
at 5:12am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,life,games,mnp is for the children,fo' real?,real life news

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