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Saturday, February 21, 2009
  • "The true emergency is simple. The very small group of people who are financially responsible for BlackCommentator.com have run out of money.

    As we approach our 7th anniversary in April we are faced with inadequate funds to pay the basic bills to keep this enterprise running.

    We who have attempted to pay for food, clothing and shelter with income from BC see the end of February coming and no money to pay for essential services to keep our households and the publication and up and running.

    We have invested our life savings into this small part of the movement for economic justice, social justice and peace. We have borrowed as much money as our credit will allow and can borrow no more.

    We have borrowed money from friends and family and can borow no more."

  • "A former Senator, while flaunting his knowledge of Islam, refers to the "Islamic language.""
  • "Long disparaged as the bad boy of Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman has leveraged a racially divisive campaign assailing the loyalty of Israel's Arab minority to become the kingmaker of the next government.

    On Thursday, Mr. Lieberman, who is leader of the right-wing Yisrael Beytenu, or "Israel Is Our Home" party, formally threw his support behind Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, nearly clinching his chances to lead a right-wing coalition. In return, Lieberman is seen as a candidate for one of three top cabinet posts: finance, defense, or foreign affairs."

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