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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 2:50pm On Jul 23|
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 9:01pm On Jul 22|
PrideofLincoln2:Thanks for the clarity.
Information is one way that guarantees sound judgment.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 8:56pm On Jul 22|
benalvino3:Your last paragraph says it all bro.
The politicians everywhere will always take advantage of current issues to rile up their bases.
But concerning the race issues, we have seen clearly that it exists in reality even if they are not permitted on paper.
Thanks for your engagement so far, I'd be glad to engage on other topics that are hot today if you can.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 8:15pm On Jul 22|
PrideofLincoln2:Now this is why i don't like talking much on some issues, especially when I don't have all the facts.
Now you have given a clear answer as to why there are more whites in those sports and blacks in the others.
It is normal for a guy who have something in his yard to be good at it if he trains consistently.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 8:10pm On Jul 22|
benalvino3:Cool reply bro but let me say this fact. Ideologies hardly die when there are willing people ready to front it. Racism may be dead on paper, but there are silent voices operating in it today. Court judgements and cases sentencing are examples.
How do you explain different sentencing for same crime between two different people, let's say black and white in the US today?
Can we also relate this to what is happening in Nigeria today?
Because racism is just an international term, there is a whole lot of "isms" playing out here locally.
The Igbos are hardworking, yet they are still talking because it is the right thing to do.
Truth is, there is no level playing field anywhere in the world where a tiny little dot of "ism" exiat, that's what I am talking about in the US.
Things might be normal on paper, but the reality on ground is way different and unless you are trying to ignore that, I don't think anyone can help and make things better.
One of the reasons people are fighting against racist abuses on the media today is because they might be texts today, but if not checked now, who knows what might happen when they pick up arms and begin another holocaust tomorrow.
Finally, it is difficult to understand the pains of someone who's putting on a shoe with pins inside. Unless you try it on, you'd shout at him to stop making noise.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 7:54pm On Jul 22|
Enugurangers:You have a point bro, like I said, times have changed and things are getting better for the blacks, albeit, slowly.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 1:19pm On Jul 22|
benalvino3:Nigerians live in a rigorous system here and when they travel, they see opportunities and grab it because they are seeing results for their hard work. Also, a Nigerian who is over there knows why he went, to better his life and family, therefore, he will work double to meet up with his targets. Most Nigerians work 10hours for peanuts here, they'd rather work 12hours nonstop over there tohave a better pay to meet up.
As for the area of athletics, I think the reason the blacks are dominating it is because of years where they were pushed into that corner by segregation and words of negativity concerning other areas of education. Imagine a man who has been always told he cannot do anything in engineering and other areas, what do you expect him to do now that his esteem has been crushed?, He will just face his talents and see how others like him are doing better in that area.
I think the blacks are more respected and accepted in the field of athletics from the time where systemic racism was at its peak and it has stuck with so many because that's where they are valued.
It is a self esteem issue. (I like you to watch or read about how Malcolm X was discouraged by his white teacher that he would do better as a waiter instead of being a lawyer. Thank God he found his mojo in prison)
But now, most blacks are moving into other areas and that's a good thing.
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 11:03pm On Jul 21|
benalvino3:You are right bro, on paper, there is no law that encourages systemic racism (which I know as of today), but we know that's not what is at play on ground.
It's just like Nigeria where the constitution seems fair on paper but on ground, the Easterners (Igbos) are suffering from another reality.
They are underrepresented in the nation in so many areas beginning from the number of states, to other areas where this government has acted in line with the marginalization they are crying against.
But to be fair, I accept that there is no law on paper for systemic racism in the US, except there is one I do not know about, but my take is about what is being practiced on ground.
Sorry for my late reply, I was so busy and also went to church this evening.
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 4:56pm On Jul 21|
benalvino3:First of all I have said I'd never talk about the CRT because i don't understand what it is, I haven't even taken out time to check it out and I won't because it has become a political weapon.
Also, before I say more i want to ask if you understand or know that systemic racism exists in America.
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 2:00pm On Jul 21|
1. prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism by an individual, community, or institution against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized.
2. a belief that a race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences pproduce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
3. The system oppression to the social, economic and political advantage of another.
Also, systemic racism which is more or less of an issue today is seen as a deeply rooted prejudice, combined with institutional power and systemic oppression of certain groups of people."
Please cross out the things you disagree with and give me your take on the above.
I agreed with your definistions of race.
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|Sports / Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo And The Milwaukee Bucks Are 2020/2021 NBA Champions by Livelystone01: 1:42pm On Jul 21|
Youngmike1994:That I noticed.
|Sports / Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo And The Milwaukee Bucks Are 2020/2021 NBA Champions by Livelystone01: 1:28pm On Jul 21|
rayvelez:I was watching game one and two and asked myself how the Bucks were going to overturn this game when they are not too good with three points throw and Giannis was missing some free throws too.
In game 3 and 4, I saw the aggression and knew it was what they needed.
Aggression and Giannis became more of a beast each game.
This game 6 just solidified his place as a hall of famer.
|Sports / Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo And The Milwaukee Bucks Are 2020/2021 NBA Champions by Livelystone01: 8:52am On Jul 21|
Commentor:Sometimes, i imagine how he gets his numbers because he's not a consistent three pointer like Durant and Curry but then I also know that he's a very powerful forward.
The Bucks are very disciplined. How they came from two games down to win this championship is truly a beauty.
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 1:11am On Jul 21|
benalvino3:I can discuss with you.
Just drop what you think is race or racism, I'll reply your mentions.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 8:47pm On Jul 20|
benalvino3:Ben, there are people who'd risk their lives like you said, but when it has grown to become more people with the same agenda, it becomes a group with same ideology which may become cunning or weaponized if it is not checked.
Racism and almost every issue that of discussion today became so as a result of social construction.
Racism is real buddy, I'd support your claim if you say it (Racism) is weaponized today which is true.
As for the CRT, I have not and will not make any claims, I haven't studied it neither will I study it because I see it as a weapon on both sides.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 6:34pm On Jul 20|
benalvino3:The truth is, no group will ever want to help another in this life if they won't gain anything at the end of the day.
Me I haven't said anything about the CRT because I have not fully grasped it. In short, I have never focused on it.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: American Politics Thread - Joe Biden’s Presidency by Livelystone01: 3:34pm On Jul 20|
benalvino3:Bros, I try to be silent whenever I scoop out time to be here, even though I read comments but I need to call your little bias to light about the CRT. (I have my reservations about it though but I have never made any comment on it until understand the whole issue)
You see your comment I highlighted in block letters, it was a bullet from a smoking gun you pointed at yourself and other GOP supporters here.
Before now, you people claim that one of the reasons the Democratic party is fighting for the blacks is because the party is using them to further their evil agenda. That the party need the blacks in order to carryout their aim of winning elections and that the blacks are being controlled by their narratives.
Now, if the whites in the Democratic party are using the black to further their agenda, isnt that the same as only supporting the blacks because they will gain from it?
Isn't that the same with your highlighted quote above?
Make I hibernate again.�
|Religion / Re: Why Winners Pastors Were Sacked By Daniel Breakforth by Livelystone01: 3:18pm On Jul 20|
paxonel:The truth is that the pastor who ran to the media is cunning. There are many new winners branches opened today and not all have enough members, so if it is about offering or tithe, thousands would have been sacked.
I am always skeptical of people who run to social media to cry about their personal stuff.
If the pastor is a good christian, he would have been worried about what his actions would draw towards the body of Christ in the first place.
Also, most if these young graduates are using the unemployment problem in this country as a means to apply as pastors in LFC because they know that the church pays your rent and gives you monthly stipend. Many of then woukd never have been pastors if they had jobs in the first place, this is why they are unproductive or passionate about their tasks.
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|Religion / Re: Bishop Oyedepo Sacks 40 Pastors 'For Low Income From Their Branches' (Video) by Livelystone01: 12:49pm On Jul 18|
jesusjnr2020:Someone like you make criticism looks beautiful.
This is how a critique is supposed to speak, not someone who has hidden hatred.
The truth is that the church needs critiques in order to be kept in line, the pastors are humans and they need to be reminded of their mission, but these people criticizing should speak without bias.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 4:31pm On Jul 12|
NaijaDonCast:My original mention with the first person never talked about the reason behind their numbers but the opportunities one has with more number of chances.
Try to learn how a conversation is flowing before joining.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 4:28pm On Jul 12|
Thank experience helped them to be calm in the grandest stage of the competition where they could have crumbled due to the early goal and the fact that they were playing at Wembley with the fans behind the English team.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 12:16am On Jul 12|
NaijaDonCast:Some of you are so poor with comprehension basically due to being too emotional instead of being logical.
I need to address your assertion of Europe with 55 balling nations.
It shows that you do not know what the meaning of balling is. Hungary, Ukraine, Montenegro, Macedonia, iceland and about other 45 of them are balling nations abi?
The only balling nations in Europe are not more than 10.
Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, England, Portugal, France, and maybe two or three more are the nations that are with a chance of lifting the trophy because they are the ones balling.
Let's go with the number of nations in a continent. Africa has about 50+ but gets 5 slots, Asia also.
But I never even cared about the reason for the numeric advantage, I only focused on the statistics of opportunities and chances.
You have enough opportunities as your chances increase in every adventure, that's my argument.
But you were too emotional to see through that do you? Make una no dy allow emotion dy drive una life o, e no dy end well.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 12:06am On Jul 12|
Asianjollof007:Both of them.
They entered the match almost 90seconds to go.
Imagine Rashford playing as a right bawheb he came in.
He came for the penalty.
Southgate should have allowed Henderson and Walker to remain and played their pebalty instead.
Bringing on children to take on tbe pressure of sucj magnitude is a disaster move.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:38pm On Jul 11|
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:31pm On Jul 11|
AdiscoPele:I mentioned you because you said England played better.
In this match, italy outmatched England, EOD.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:26pm On Jul 11|
lymelyte:Apart from Buffon and this guy, who else can you mention in the last 30years as a very popular goal keeper for Italy?
Germany (Kahn and Never), England (Seaman), Spain (Cassilas), have been other nations with specially talented goalies.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:22pm On Jul 11|
AdiscoPele:Bros be sincere na, Italy outplayed, outclassed, outmatched, bossed and controlled the game.
Check the stats of the game you will understand.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:18pm On Jul 11|
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:14pm On Jul 11|
Euro tournament has ended, the player of the tournament went to a goal keeper lol.
Kane was silenced throughout the match to be honest.
England as a team were dominated and bossed in all parts of the pitch.
The better side got the important luck that goes with penalty shootouts.
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|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:09pm On Jul 11|
prinsam30:Well, history is part of the game but the beautiful thing is that it can change.
Eh, tonight and Argentina.
I fully admit my error for sticking with history instead of looking at the present chances.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 11:07pm On Jul 11|
osazsky:The truth is that Europe is like the epicenter of football and the popularity there makes people follow the teams.
But one thing that is true is that the most disciplined and most talented players from South America are playing in Europe because of popularity, and the finances induced into the sport.
Europe is not more special than south America, after all those winning the world cups fron Europe for the last 40 years or more are powerhouses and are very few.
Germany, France, Spain, Italy.
|Sports / Re: Italy vs England: Euro 2020 Final (3 - 2) On Penalties On 11th July 2021 by Livelystone01: 10:59pm On Jul 11|
AgainstIslam:Stop deflecting bro, I replied your mentions by being factual about what happens at the world cup, not before.
I never said any about criteria in my comment, you can check again. I only gave you the statistics of how much opportunities you will have as your chances increase.
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