Modern Day Slavery Exposed in Libya!

The following video shows what is being reported by CNN as a slave auction in Libya. Yes human beings being sold as merchandise. Yes we are living in 2017.

“I’m at $1500 n I wan $1550, $1550, bid on $1550, I’m at $1550 would you go $1550, $1550 …”

 

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Where are BUs resident colonizers to defend and justify this atrocity of modern day slavery.

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  • This seems like the same cameraman from the blair witch project. That aside . I agree with WW you cant have a real slave auction without white people.

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  • The Last Country We “Liberated” from an “Evil” Dictator Is Now Openly Trading Slaves

    …….as the U.S. and its allies fail to produce legal grounds for their recent air strike — let alone provide concrete evidence to back up their claims Assad was responsible for a deadly chemical attack last week — more hazards of invading foreign countries and removing their heads of state are emerging.

    This week, new findings revealed another unintended consequence of “humanitarian intervention”: the growth of the human slave trade.

    The Guardian reports that while “violence, extortion and slave labor” have been a reality for people trafficked through Libya in the past, the slave trade has recently expanded. Today, people are selling other human beings out in the open.

    Continued at: http://theantimedia(DOT)org/liberated-libya-trading-slaves/

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  • Goodbye Mugabe!

    On Wednesday, 15 November 2017, Barbados Underground wrote: >

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lawson….In case ya forgot, white people are not 100% stupid ya know….except for the trumpturds of course, there is always an exception…..lol

    They know they have been marked and are being watched for modern day slavery in its more ancient and brutal form, it’s only white pirates navigating through Africa take a chance to bottom feed, but when boats filled with refugees are found, particularly with dead bodies…these white pirates disappear before they can be found….

    They question is…why are the bottom feeding minorities in Barbados who are still prone to believing themselves slave masters, not being arrested for practicing modern day slavery in 2017…as I posted yesterday…

    …..it has not even been 2 years yet that Bjerkham the jerk decided him and his racist sidekick Tempro were going to import cheap labor from St. Vincent…cause they dont want to pay bajans liveable wages and they are racists…the worst kind, i dont know why he is in the people`s central bank.

    …. within weeks it turned into enslavement of these workers, they had to go to the newspapers and EXPOSE JADA, Bjerkham and Tempro for modern day slavery…..their government in St. Vincent had to help them return home…

    the operative word is EXPOSE enslavers, exploiters and thieves…

    now thank me for that too.

    There is a movement spreading very rapidly to expose these marked beasts anytime they are caught trying to enslave others or Cow’s dirty practice of treating the majority population as slaves….the new buzz words are ….EXPOSE THEM AND SPEAK OUT..

    ……they are blights on the earth and are unwanted, to be gotten rid of….chased out of society..

    Ah still waiting for MoneyB to thank me for exposing Jerkham.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    US interference opened the door for the return of modern day slavery to Libya, Clinton is a beast, it’s highly likely she engineered it to benefit US, as then secretary of state, so “unintended” is kinda stretching it.., she is extremely evil and wicked like that, so dont count out whitey yet Lawson…ya can always recognize their fingerprints.

    But her dream of being president blew up in her face, hopely she never makes it to president.

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  • Mugabe is an excellent example why we are never to pay fealty to any politician or any rassssssoul body else.

    Even when claims of ownership are made about independence struggles, liberation warfarism or credentialism.

    Why power should never be vested in anyone or set of people for any length of time – not a minute!

    And we know that in Bahbadus some so-called educated types are again seeking to rob the people of their political power.

    There may even be a Mugabe in Barbados as well, as main actor in this political crime.

    But the systems are little different whether in Barbados or Zimbabwe. Both are elected dictatorships. One pretends to change the personalities periodically, but at their centres no essential differences can be shown to exist.

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    People keep being surprised about modern-day chattel slavery as if there was ever a difference between that and capitalism.

    Williams has long taught us that one equals the next but in our slumber we refuse to adhere to his admonition.

    Chinwesu has adjusted our epoch defining memory and told us that war and chattel slavery are two sides of the same coin. But there was hardly a whimper when the Europeans and Americans, the White people, destroyed Libya recently.

    Enter a new manifestation of existence of chattel slavery!

    So what we have here is the warm embrace of despotism, by a range of slave boys and their masters, not made uncomfortable by imperial wars of aggression to sustain more and more brutal forms of oppression, beneath a thinly veiled layer of good governance.

    Forms of enslavement can’t done!

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  • The VERY worse form of slavery is brassbowlery,
    ….where a set of people in the numerical majority, having had political, military, educational and other superiority for OVER half a century, continues to see themselves as inferior, and to use their political, numerical and educational clout to empower their slave masters.

    Bajans MUST be the most idiotic set of people on Earth.
    The political and legal classes have now joined the whites in the misuse of our stupid donkeys …and without vaseline.

    In the meantime, our best defence is to pretend that we can bear the pain without so much as a whimper….

    Shiite…. wuh those like Vincent have even adapted themselves to liking it….
    …not to mention our friend Peter W. ….who finds the whole mess totally lovable.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lol…..it’s the brass in them Bushman.

    But there are stronger forces at work to deal with the demons and chase them ou…

    ……..unfortunately the brass will always be brass…, ya can’t cure brass…eg…check out the yardfowls, the most stupid people anyone can ever hope to meet and if 90% of the majirity Black population is in that mental state of brass, the only thing that can be done is to chase out the minority demons..

    …..on another note….let’s see how this plays out in Zimbabwe, according to NYTIMES:

    “HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s military said early Wednesday that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in what increasingly appeared to be a military takeover in the southern African nation.

    After apparently seizing the state broadcaster, ZBC, two uniformed officers said in a short predawn announcement that “the situation in our country has moved to another level.” While denying that the military had seized power, they said that Mr. Mugabe and his family “are safe and sound, and their security is guaranteed.”

    “We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice,” said the main speaker, who was identified as Maj. Gen. S. B. Moyo, the army’s chief of staff.

    General Moyo — who was not widely known to the public but who was considered close to the commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces, Gen. Constantine Chiwenga — warned that “any provocation will be met with an appropriate response.”

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  • The Libyan scenario is waiting for Barbados, if Barbadians follow the plan of a big Arab or Chinese loan, which is the path to hell.

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  • So CNN is now exposing West Africans sold in to slavery by Muslim Libyans;, just history repeating itself.
    Do we honestly think Muslims in the Caribbean think differently of those from a West African heritage? Be warned.,

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Barbados is the most vulnerable of the islands to be dragged back into slavery because of the sheep like mentality of the people and the house negro mentalities of those in parliament calling themselves Black leaders, the only island that is at very high risk at this time is Barbados and it’s people…

    ……..people from other islands would revolt violently should any such threat of enslavement presents itself…like the Vincentians who saw the JADA/Bjerkham/Tempro threat and immediately exposed it to the region, but Bajans would go along meekly to their own enslavement without a fight, stupidly believing they are helping the whites, indians, syrians, lebanese or whomever..

    Hence the reason there is a push to expose the wannabe slave masters and colonizers on the island so the world knows who they are instead…..it’s much easier that way than trying to convince Bajans of their eminent reenslavement…..

    ……the wannabe slave masters are very tiny in numbers and will not withstand worldwide exposure and intense international scrutiny when their names are called….

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  • Thanks David

    Hmmm……I have been highlighting this on every reparations post to no avail……I shared this with David hoping he would post it.

    Reparation posts have registered over 50 comments in the first hour and some well over a 1000 before it falters……we at less than a dozen after 6hours.

    None so blind as those who refuse to see.
    …..ones who have their own agenda that does not include our cousins in Africa.
    …..those who believe passing money to NGOs will be the answer despite the same NGO helping eastern europeans over africans,
    ….then we get the Brassbowl variety,claiming lineage from BBE who keep talking crap about albino centric whilst enjoying the life of Riley.

    I am yet to hear any one of the above offering sensible,doable ideas as to how deal with todays abominations……..bunch of sweet skin buckies…..busy begging crumbs from massa table…….frauds all…..just like the political class that you belong to.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    …immiinent….

    Vincent..if you are refering to the Libyan slavery that CNN exposed….it was posted to BU since yesterday…the blog yall are avoiding.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    ah go make yall wannabe slave masters and common class thieves in the minority population lives on the island hell…just watch.

    it was an ugly and embarrassing thing to watch on Facebook yesterday where a young bajan did not know that Barbados is a Black majority country……

    …..the forum was stunned and obviously the young person is now extremely angry that they are only now finding out that they are being fed lies and disinformation about themselves on the island and have been for decades.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    Slavery is wrong.

    It was wrong then.

    It is wrong now.

    It is wrong if practiced by Christians.

    It is wrong if practiced by Muslims.

    There was never and there is NEVER, NEVER any justification for enslaving human beings.

    And reparations for the Transatlantic enslavement of African peoples in the new world is still due.

    We have not forgotten.

    We have not forgiven.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    And those Arab/Muslims now are no better than the white people/Christians then.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    REPARATIONS will be paid……

    ….dont mind the wannabe colonizer who wants to relabel the majority Black population on the island to what HE thinks they should be called.

    he will go to his grave and dont see his fantasy turn to reality.

    he will see reparations paid to African descendants though, no fantasy there.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    Arab/Muslims have been enslavers for thousands of years, they are living demons, they believe in brutally enslaving others…that`s why i kept wondering what got into that dummy Estwick who is still salivating to borrow 4 or 5 billion dollars from UAE…according to him, to save the economy…

    the Emirate are known to be the biggest enslavers of African people…after Saudi Arabia…. with their brutal slavery system….

    …..am still wondering who Estwick planned to pick up and send over to the Emirates in exchange for all those billions.

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  • Dr SS PhD

    Impressive rants above…..I will see if that solves the slave situation in Libya,Mauretania and hopefully the world…..yuh sound like a real,real prophetes akin to your chappie Moses parting the red sea…..I wait and watch with baited breath.

    Truly amazed to see a the total indifference to this issue by the same people who want reparations and hold conferences all over the world at great expense(same monies could have freed some people),same people who write purty,purty on BU decrying the iniquities of slavery and how bad whitey is……..a bunch of typical RH hypocrites.

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  • The West Indies cricket team got out of Zimbabwe in the nick of time?

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    let ya jealousy and envy of reparations for African descendants kill you…

    the world can take care of itself, countries still enslaved will free themselves, nothing lasts forever…

    ..the focus is on Barbados, that is what we are working on….you demons who thought ya had everything covered.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    ..they had to do something quickly before Mugabe croaked and his psycho wife install herself as president to cause even more problems and poverty for the people..

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “if your education is such that you think from the point of view of your conquerors, if it moulds you into a black European, that is mis-education, not education.” ~ Dr Chinweizu”

    Being negropean is not healthy psychologically, you can be yourself, know your true identity and still be mentally healthy.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    That is why Mnangagwa ran for his life, Crazy Grace claimed he was a snake whose head should be removed…lol

    Ya can’t have an aspiring president saying things like that, she would have turned Zimbabwe into a pool of blood.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The best laid plans have a blowback.

    “His fateful decision to sack former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week has royally backfired. By firing the man standing in the way of Grace Mugabe’s ascent to the Presidency, Robert hasn’t handed power to his wife. He’s got them both exiled. Politically, anyway.”

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    @Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service November 15, 2017 at 7:09 PM “Grace claimed he was a snake whose head should be removed.”

    Why doesn’t she go back to South Africa from whence she came?

    Stupssseee!!!

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    There is nothing like an old, old man, and a much younger woman.

    So often it ends badly.

    S-A-D

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  • Chuckle…..yup…..slavery talk…but…Gucci grace is the topic of conversation.

    Ah..too luv these hypocrites

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  • Chuckle…..yup…..slavery talk…but…Gucci grace is the topic of conversation.

    Ah..too luv these hypocrites.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Dr. Simple…if she goes to South Africa she will be arrested for assault, she beat up one of her sons girlfriends there about 2 months ago….she aint called Crazy Grace for nothing….why ya think the military stepped in….she would have to flee to Singapore with the old man…..instead,

    Dont mind the old colonizer Vincent, him and the others are trolling in case we post something they can jump in like MoneyB did yesterday and say….”see, thank you for proving my point.”….lol

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    G’nite trolls. Make yaself cumfy under ya bridge.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Why is MoneyB avoiding this blog and why is Vincent in the shadows just waiting for comments instead of telling us how he will fight and stop the new movement to expose racists, exploiters and wannabe slave masters in Barbados.

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  • Beware of White Ghosts chatting about modern day slavery when covering up Reparatory Justice for their bigger scam against the Human Race when they massacred mama Afrika

    Warmongers cover up their illegal Warmongering with chat about immorality of rape and war

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    They sure do…but it’s easy to muzzle them, once you have identified them…especially on blogs.

    ……. they cannot hide their wicked intents and plans, neither can they face the truth about those intents.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The small island minority jokers believe they are intelligent and are able to copy, recreate and refine old evils, but history is not going anywhere and the evils of the past will be retold over and over again until Black population under stand it…..even if their brainwash is still total….they eill be made to understand that their own futures, wellbeing and that of the future generations. ..must come first.

    AT ALL TIMES…..

    “The end of the Civil War marked a new era of racial terror and violence directed at black people in the United States that has not been adequately acknowledged or addressed in this country.

    Following emancipation in 1865, thousands of freed black men, women, and children were killed by white mobs, former slave owners, and members of the Confederacy who were unwilling to accept the anticipated end of slavery and racial subordination. The violent response to freedom for former slaves was followed by decades of racial terror lynchings and targeted violence designed to sustain white supremacy and racial hierarchy.

    No one was more at risk of experiencing violence and targeted racial terror than black veterans who had proven their valor and courage as soldiers during the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Because of their military service, black veterans were seen as a particular threat to Jim Crow and racial subordination. Thousands of black veterans were assaulted, threatened, abused, or lynched following military service.

    The disproportionate abuse and assaults against black veterans have never been fully acknowledged. This report highlights the particular challenges endured by black veterans in the hope that our nation can better confront the legacy of this violence and terror. No community is more deserving of recognition and acknowledgment than those black men and women veterans who bravely risked their lives to defend this country’s freedom only to have their own freedom denied and threatened because of racial bigotry.

    – Bryan Stevenson
    Looky here, America, what you done done? Let things drift until the riots come. Now your policemen let your mobs run free. I reckon you don’t care. Nothing about me. You tell me that HitIer is a mighty bad man. I guess he took lessons from the Ku Klux Klan. You tell me Mussolini’s got an evil heart. Well, it must have been in Beaumont that he had his start. Cause everything that HitIer and Mussolini do, Negroes get the same treatment from you. You Jim Crowed me before Hitler rose to power, and you’re still Jim Crowing me right now, this very hour. Yet you say we’re fighting for democracy. Then why don’t democracy include me? I ask you this question, cause I want to know. How long I got to fight both HitIer and Jim Crow?

    – Langston Hughes, Beaumont to Detroit: 1943 [2]”

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    The military is trying to avoid it, but they should arrest her crazy ass and see how quickly Mugabe steps his old ass down…..these cretins and their lust for power at all cost is unbelievable and dangerous to everyone.

    “Despite the lingering admiration for Mugabe, there is little public affection for 52-year-old Grace, a former government typist who started having an affair with Mugabe in the early 1990s as his first wife, Sally, was dying of kidney disease.

    Dubbed “DisGrace” or “Gucci Grace” on account of her reputed love of shopping, she enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks of Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF in the last two years, culminating in Mnangagwa’s removal a week ago – a move seen as clearing the way for her to succeed her husband.”

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    @Well Well & Cut N’ Paste At Your Service November 16, 2017 at 9:40 AM “who started having an affair with Mugabe in the early 1990s as his first wife, Sally, was dying of kidney disease.”

    It is NOT an affair if the legal wife [or husband] cannot or will not carry out her wifely [or husbandly] duties.

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    From what you have said Grace provided great comfort to her future husband, while his first then legal wife was unable to do so.

    Why should a person be punished for providing comfort to another consenting person?

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  • Dr SS PhD

    Two sensible comments vis a vis the Mugabe patriarchs conjugal rights situation.

    Any further thought on the substantive point of this post re slavery in Libya and what we as the progeny of slaves and masters can do individually or together as a country or a region to reduce the incidence as we can never stop it.

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  • @Simple,
    I hope this is just being provocative. If not it is the morality of the sewer.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    there is no working with wannabe slave masters Vincent…there is only exposing them to the world, get that through your head.

    Dr. Simple…i was not addressing the affair, it did not even register in my mind.

    i am addressing that the army is showing respect to Mugabe as the freedom fighter he was….freeing them from the evil racist Ian Smith and the wickedness he created called Rhodesia…..

    …….he is resisting stepping down at 93 because Crazy Disgrace wants to be president to create violence, chaos and poverty in Zimbabwe…that is her evil nature, she is a violent beast, not a good person and not liked by the public in Zimbabwe.

    ..should the military arrest her, Mugabe will be happy to step down to free her…and go into exile.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    the people want to be rid of Disgrace Crazy Mugabe before Robert dies…as is their right, no reason for them to be stuck with her as president for another 2 decades and then with her 2 shithead sons for another 5 or 6 decades…

    you rid yourself of evil when you see it approaching.

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    it appears Mugabe has agreed to step down, finally…so they would allow Crazy Grace to leave.

    http://bit.ly/2hcVjCh

    `…Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has negotiated with the military for his wife to obtain “safe haven” in return for him giving up power, a security source said. Picture: Reuters/Rogan Ward

    Johannesburg – Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has negotiated with the country’s military for his wife Grace to leave the country and obtain “safe haven”, possibly in neighbouring South Africa, in return for him giving up power, a security source told African News Agency on Wednesday, adding that the 93-year-old head of state will announce his departure at a press conference on Thursday.

    “Mugabe has negotiated for Grace to leave the country while he prepares to step down. Press conference tomorrow afternoon. Soldiers indeed have the president and his presidential guard under siege. Zimbabweans are urged to stay away from the CBD tomorrow,” the source said….`

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  • Well Well @ Cut N Paste At Your Service

    Vincent…..in the not too distant future…all wannabe slave masters will be chased out of the society as well.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    “AS AFRIKAN BLOOD PEOPLE
    WE MUST Never be bullied into silence. Never allow ourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of our life ; WE define OUR EVERYDAY REALITY .”

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  • WW sometimes you protest too much……I am starting to think you are some old gay guy living in yonkers

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  • Dr. Simple Simon Phd

    @Hal Austin November 16, 2017 at 12:38 PM ” it is the morality of the sewer.”

    Matthew 12
    At that time, Jesus walked through the grain fields on a Sabbath. His disciples became hungry and began picking heads of grain to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, “Behold, Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on a Sabbath.”

    So here were these guys breaking the fourth commandment, just to get a bellyful, and the Pharisees correctly objected, but Jesus desires compassion and not sacrifice. I urge your compassion to all parties in a dying marriage, including compassion for the spouse who is going to be left behind.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    Lawson….funny you should say that, your comments always put me in mind of an old black dude living in Saskatoon….

    ….. even Pedant tries his best to sound more Canadian white…

    ….me, I like to keep it real….ya know, the one drop rule, the African blood is too powerful and strong to ignore.

    Dr.Simple..you do know when Ha, Ha Austin says one thing he means the opposite right, never put any stock into anything he says, by tomorrow, he will say the exact opposite…..a severely damaged mind…..lol

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    REPARATIONS COMES IN MANY FORMS…

    Personally, I never liked the idea of EU/UK paying reparations for the Atlantic African/Caribbean Slave Trade that their ancestors created and perpetrated for centuries against African people and their descendants, to those descendants in the form of money, there is too much existing greed and corruption in Black governments and organizations for there to be equal distribution of any cash or/for progressive development to benefit the whole population. .

    The UK claims to be more interested in ridding the UK of modern day slavery, which they are ignoring is a direct spinoff of the original slave trade, that they themselves continued post abolition of slavery and which morphed into modern day slavery to this day and which they are directly responsible for promoting….the EU/UK designers and perpetrators of modern day slavery are very much alive…and should pay, in some form.

    The descendants of indentured servants and those who were deported from UK in 1640s-1700s to Barbados have been practicing modern day slavery on the island for decades, post independence, against the majority Black population…..modern day slavery is a crime.

    …. in keeping with their desire to rid the UK of modern day slavery, maybe UK should take a look at giving the Black governments in Barbados and other Caribbean islands the help with more structured legislation and the tools they need to arrest the perpetrators of modern day slavery in the minority population of Barbados, particularly in the minority business community, these descendants of indentured servants who now pretend to be white elite slave masters….

    …….and particularly the white EX-pats from UK and other foreign jurisdictions who believe they are entitled to practice modern day slavery against the Black population….when they are allowed into the islands to do business.

    If the UK is ridding themselves of modern day slavery because of its destructive forces, there is no reason why Irish, Scottish, Welsh or British descendants who are minorities in Barbados and the Caribbean, should be allowed to continue the practice….no reason at all.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    EU is always with the modern day slavery and thefts, the French are particularly………méchant..

    …..Africa gotta do something.

    The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is an organization of eight West African states. It was established to promote economic integration among countries that share the Communauté Financière d’Afrique (CFA) franc as a common currency. The currency is issued by the Banque Centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO), located in Dakar, Senegal, for the members of the UEMOA. The union administers the West African CFA franc, now a Euro-pegged currency that is used in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

    UEMOA was created by a Treaty signed in Dakar on 10 January 1994, by the heads of state and governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. On 2 May 1997, Guinea-Bissau became the organisation’s eighth (and only non-Francophone) member state.

    On 20 January 2011, the UEMOA announced that it was drafting a code that will state how member states can negotiate investments with China, as reported by the Dakar-based newspaper Sud Quotidien, citing the union’s commissioner, Joseph Marie Dabré. The report said that the code would require Chinese state companies to receive approval from the Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-based union before investing in any of the zone’s eight individual states. Mining agreements between China and countries in the union would fall under the terms of the code, according to Sud Quotidien.

    However, you do not have to look too far to notice that the UEMOA countries’ French-controlled CFA franc is just slavery and colonialism by another name. It therefore beggars belief that the UEMOA should draft a new trade code for Chinese investments and not for the French ones in the first place!

    The former president of the Ivorian National Assembly, former Finance Minister and economist, Professor Mamadou Koulibaly, labeled the French-led CFA franc arrangement as ‘financially repressive, unfair and morally indefensible’, in an interview with the London-based New African Magazine last year.

    It has become vital today for the CFA franc to acquire its own existence, free of colonial stranglehold…After the break; the ex-CFA zone must construct its own system based on simple principles. These include: establishing direct access to international markets without having to pass through a tutor [read France]; and without a monetary guide [read France]; establish a simple fiscal system and not complicated tax codes that are incomprehensible; have flexible exchange rates vis-à-vis major currencies.

    Professor Koulibaly believes that done within a democratic dispensation, free trade will do the rest for the benefit of Africa.

    As it unbelievably exists today, Professor Koulibaly explained that, ‘the foreign reserves of the CFA African states are deposited in the French Treasury, but no African country is capable of telling you exactly how much of this hard-earned foreign reserves belong to them. Only France has the privilege to that information’.

    As Professor Koulibaly lamented, francophone Africans have been reduced to ‘taxpayers for France [remember the 65% of hard currencies that the 14 CFA zone states are obliged to deposit yearly in the French Treasury]…Yet our people neither have French nationality nor access to the public goods and services made available to other French taxpayers’.

    In the same New African report, Senegalese President Wade was clear and direct: ‘Central bank reserves of member states must be returned to member states in one way or another. I insist on this, and particularly because we have been raising this issue for a long time’. President Wade ‘deplored the fact that close to 1,500 billion CFA francs generated from the surplus of West African states’ foreign reserves are placed on the foreign stock markets and out of the reach of the Africans who own the money’.

    The CFA franc and its archaic arrangement with the French Treasury in Paris is indeed a slave deal. And this is how the slave deal works as elaborated by the London-based Professor Dr Gary Busch:

    France’s corrupting influence in Africa

    The French Treasury is holding billions of dollars owned by the African states of the francophone nations of West and Central Africa in its own accounts and invested in the French Bourse or Stock Exchange. The Africans deposit the equivalent of 85% of their annual reserves in these accounts as a matter of post-colonial agreements and have never been given an accounting for how much the French are holding on their behalf, in what have these funds been invested, and what profit or loss there have been.

    The French have been acquiring and holding the national reserves of 14 countries since 1961. Even allowing for losses and expenditures in keeping the CFA franc viable, the French are holding about at least 400 billion dollars of African money, wholly unaccountably to the money’s putative owners, the African states. Even Bernie Madoff couldn’t have constructed a Ponzi scheme that large without being exposed.

    This ‘bargain’ was made between the African former colonies and the French as part of the Pacte Coloniale which accompanied their independence and controlled through a single currency, the CFA franc. This was largely the work Jacques Foccart, the chief adviser for the government of France on African policy as well as the co-founder of the Gaullist Service d’Action Civique (SAC) in 1959 with Charles Pasqua, which specialised in covert operations in Africa.

    It was Foccart ‘the eminence grise’ who negotiated the Pacte Coloniale with the evolving French West African states who achieved their ‘flag independence’ in 1960. Not really having planned for it, de Gaulle had to improvise structures for a collection of small newly independent states, each with a flag, an anthem, and a seat at the UN, but often with precious little else. It was here that Foccart came to play an essential role, that of architect of the series of Cooperation accords with each new state in the sectors of finance and economy, culture, education, and the military.

    There were initially 11 countries involved: Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Dahomey (now Benin), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Niger, Chad, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, and Madagascar. Togo and Cameroon, former UN Trust Territories, were also co-opted into the club. So, too, later on, were Mali and the former Belgian territories (Ruanda-Urundi, now Rwanda and Burundi, and Congo-Kinshasa), some of the ex-Portuguese territories, and Comoros and Djibouti, which had also been under French rule for many years but became independent in the 1970s. The whole ensemble was put under a new Ministry of Cooperation, created in 1961, separate from the Ministry of Overseas Departments and Territories (known as the DOM-TOM) that had previously run them all.

    The key to all this was the agreement signed between France and its newly-liberated African colonies which locked these colonies into the economic and military embrace of France. This Colonial Pact not only created the institution of the CFA franc, it created a legal mechanism under which France obtained a special place in the political and economic life of its colonies.

    The Pacte Coloniale Agreement enshrined a special preference for France in the political, commercial and defence processes in the African countries. On defence it agreed two types of continuing contact. The first was the open agreement on military co-operation or Technical Military Aid (AMT) agreements, which weren’t legally binding, and could be suspended according to the circumstances. They covered education, training of service personnel and African security forces. The second type, secret and binding, were defence agreements supervised and implemented by the French Ministry of Defence, which served as a legal basis for French interventions. These agreements allowed France to have pre-deployed troops in Africa; in other words, French army units present permanently and by rotation in bases and military facilities in Africa; run entirely by the French (and, incidentally, paid for by the Africans).

    In summary, the colonial pact maintained the French control over the economies of the African states; it took possession of their foreign currency reserves; it controlled the strategic raw materials of the country; it stationed troops in the country with the right of free passage; it demanded that all military equipment be acquired from France; it took over the training of the police and army; it required that French businesses be allowed to maintain monopoly enterprises in key areas (water, electricity, ports, transport, energy, etc.). France not only set limits on the imports of a range of items from outside the franc zone but also set minimum quantities of imports from France. These treaties are still in force and operational today.

    CFA Franc countries

    One of the most important influences in the economic and political life of African states which were formerly French colonies is the impact of a common currency. There are actually two separate CFA francs in circulation. The first is that of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) which comprises eight West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The second is that of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) which comprises six Central African countries (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon), This division corresponds to the pre-colonial AOF (Afrique Occidentale Française) and the AEF (Afrique Équatoriale Française), with the exception that Guinea-Bissau was formerly Portuguese and Equatorial Guinea Spanish).”

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  • Have Barbadian Muslims condemned Libyan slavery? Have they been asked by the press for an opinion? What do our politicians think? Are the reparationists demanding reparation from the |Libyans?

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  • Hal

    Slavery is wrong all people should condemn it.

    …..what point are you making above about reparationists demanding reparations from Libya.

    …..Reparationists would need to target the areas around the Niger delta which is full of oil to get reparations.

    …..I remember Obasanjo in Bim telling Commisiong that he could not support the cry for reparations as they would be culpable as well.

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  • Well Well & Cut N' Paste At Your Service

    I was trying to understand what Ha, Ha was talking about, the modern day slavery in Libya is recent. …like last month, that is why it’s called modern….day…..

    …. the dude being sold is a Nigerian….so how does reparations factor in when he is still enslaved and his family in Nigeria will more than likely have to pay for his release.

    Now if the self proclaimed journalist had read the article…he would know this.

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  • @Vincent,
    Slavery is wrong and everyone should condemn it, but do they. We cannot assume other people’s moral positions. The point about reparations is that if reparations should be paid for \African chattel slavery, then the Libyans should also pay for refugee slavery is that correct.

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  • Hal

    I have never nor will ever be a proponent of reparations.

    …damages yes,as in the case of the present day auction by some Libyans of their fellow humans,thanks to the west having driven them to poverty and see an answer in the iniquitous trade in slaves.

    ….those that participate (buyer&seller) should be charged and fined in order to compensate the person sold.

    …..We know something is wrong…..why do we need validation from others in order to open our mouths…..leave out the moral talk,its a crime against humanity and has so been designated by the UN …….simple.

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  • Dr SS PhD

    Hmmm……I wonder why your parents did not support Mr D.D.Garner MP with this venture??

    ….Tuesday, May 01, 1951

    ….Back to Africa

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  • Dr SS PhD

    Sorry about my inability to share the article on D.D.Garner MP for St.Philip in 1951.

    ….In essence he was leading another move to go back to Africa and I was wondering if your parents ever mentioned this and why they decided to stay in Bim?

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  • Theophilius Gazerts

    A light bulb in the fridge is brighter than HaHa and VH combined….
    Surprised there were no sex tapes…..
    But keeping my fingers crossed

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  • @ TG
    A light bulb in the fridge is brighter than HaHa and VH combined….
    Surprised there were no sex tapes…..
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    How long has Bushie been saying that…?
    …and there probably ARE tapes –

    But most likely these are too boring to be worthy of exposure…
    LOL
    ha ha ha

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