Wednesday, February 18, 2004

This is what happened to bbeard.

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Posted by SPN on 02/18 at 03:40 PM
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changes

id die for my freedom, even though i have not served in the armed forces, the idea of freedom and democracy stir a heated passion in my bowels. 

in reading some post on various sites regarding the shooting death of Mr.  Kenneth B. Walker I understand that many things in our local and federal government are in desparate need of change.  Amoung those things in need of change are racial and societal profiling by governmental agiencies designed and put into place “to protect and serve”. 

Since I was a child I’ve had a reverance for the law tought to me through my parents, the BIBLE, and religeon.  However; i now see parts of the law enforced with cavelier judment and brutality.  When im pulled over I experience a pannic attack and get physically ill.  not because of the fear of consequence for a minor traffic infraction, its because im scared to death that i will make a mistake that will end my life - police, sherrif, and federal agencies have turned themselves into storm troopers.

I don’t know what is to be done.  i don’t think that I posses the tools neccessary to bring about change.  This, change, however, will ned to come in the form of a revolution against government and a voting to reconstruct the evil net that has formed in the capiol and local governmnet.

should this revolution be done in a democratic way through out grossly underpowered voting system?

Should we rise in arms against our fellow amercans, sheding the blood of the folks that don’t want to play the way we do?

should we pray and continue to bend our knees while we are whipped?

my conclusion here is that even not knowing how change can manifest itself for the better i do know that the catylist is in my 2 size 11’s.

Posted by bbeard on 02/18 at 03:19 PM
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America’s Hi-Tech “Invisible Man

By Tyrone D. Taborn

You may not have heard of Dr. Mark Dean. And you aren’t alone. But
almost everything in your life has been affected by his work.

See, Dr. Mark Dean is a Ph.D. from Stanford University.  He is in the
National Hall of Inventors.  He has more than 30 patents pending. He
is a vice president with IBM.  Oh, yeah.  And he is also the
architect of the modern-day personal computer.  Dr. Dean holds three
of the original nine patents on the computer that all PCs are based
upon.  And, Dr. Mark Dean is an African American.

So how is it that we can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the IBM
personal computer without reading or hearing a single word about him?
Given! all of the pressure mass media are under about negative
portrayals of African Americans on television and in print, you would
think it would be a slam dunk to highlight someone like Dr. Dean.

Somehow, though, we have managed to miss the shot.  History is cruel
when it comes to telling the stories of African Americans.  Dr. Dean
isn’t the first Black inventor to be overlooked.  Consider John
Stanard, inventor of the refrigerator, George Sampson, creator of the
clothes drier, Alexander Miles and his elevator, Lewis Latimer and
the electric lamp.  All of these inventors share two things:

One, they changed the landscape of our society; and,
Two, society relegated them to the footnotes of history.
Hopefully, Dr. Mark Dean won’t go away as quietly as they did. He
certainly shouldn’t.  Dr. Dean helped start a Digital Revolution that
created people like Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Dell Computer’s
Michael Dell. Millions of jobs in information technology can be
traced back directly to Dr. Dean. 

Read the whole article at:

http://www.blackengineer.com/

Posted by SPN on 02/18 at 11:08 AM
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