HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

WELCOME TO 2016!!!

We here at 3CHICS wish you a very Happy New Year to all our posters, and lurkers. We hope that 2016 is a good year for all.

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  1. rikyrah says:

    Privilege, Pathology and Power
    Paul Krugman Paul Krugman JAN. 1, 2016

    Wealth can be bad for your soul. That’s not just a hoary piece of folk wisdom; it’s a conclusion from serious social science, confirmed by statistical analysis and experiment. The affluent are, on average, less likely to exhibit empathy, less likely to respect norms and even laws, more likely to cheat, than those occupying lower rungs on the economic ladder.

    And it’s obvious, even if we don’t have statistical confirmation, that extreme wealth can do extreme spiritual damage. Take someone whose personality might have been merely disagreeable under normal circumstances, and give him the kind of wealth that lets him surround himself with sycophants and usually get whatever he wants. It’s not hard to see how he could become almost pathologically self-regarding and unconcerned with others.

    ……………………………….

    But it’s also true that those empowered by money-driven politics include a disproportionate number of spoiled egomaniacs. Which brings me to the current election cycle.

    The most obvious illustration of the point I’ve been making is the man now leading the Republican field. Donald Trump would probably have been a blowhard and a bully whatever his social station. But his billions have insulated him from the external checks that limit most people’s ability to act out their narcissistic tendencies; nobody has ever been in a position to tell him, “You’re fired!” And the result is the face you keep seeing on your TV.

    But Mr. Trump isn’t the only awesomely self-centered billionaire playing an outsized role in the 2016 campaign.

    There have been some interesting news reports lately about Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas gambling magnate. Mr. Adelson has been involved in some fairly complex court proceedings, which revolve around claims of misconduct in his operations in Macau, including links to organized crime and prostitution. Given his business, this may not be all that surprising. What was surprising was his behavior in court, where he refused to answer routine questions and argued with the judge, Elizabeth Gonzales. That, as she rightly pointed out, isn’t something witnesses get to do.

    Then Mr. Adelson bought Nevada’s largest newspaper. As the sale was being finalized, reporters at the paper were told to drop everything and start monitoring all activity of three judges, including Ms. Gonzales. And while the paper never published any results from that investigation, an attack on Judge Gonzales, with what looks like a fictitious byline, did appear in a small Connecticut newspaper owned by one of Mr. Adelson’s associates.

    O.K., but why do we care? Because Mr. Adelson’s political spending has made him a huge player in Republican politics — so much so that reporters routinely talk about the “Adelson primary,” in which candidates trek to Las Vegas to pay obeisance.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/01/opinion/privilege-pathology-and-power.html

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  2. eliihass says:

    We made it through the first day…

    Looking forward to a wonderful year for all of us..

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    • Liza says:

      Ha ha, but it’s leap year. We still have 365 to go. :)

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      • eliihass says:

        So we speak and will into existence only the absolute best, most wonderful, happiest, most peaceful and most incredibly glorious and beautiful year for us and those we love – leap year or not…

        It’s going to be an absolutely wonderful year…

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  3. rikyrah says:

    Variety ✔ @Variety
    1, 0, 1, 0, 1: The number of women of color who directed TV episodes this season at AMC, FX, HBO, Netflix, Showtime http://bit.ly/1QaJxDN

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  4. Ametia says:

    2015 Year in Review
    January 1, 2016 • Jessie Daniels • review

    As 2015 comes to a close, this is my take on the most important trends and events of the last year in the ongoing struggle against racism.

    http://www.racismreview.com/blog/2016/01/01/2015-year-in-review/

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  5. rikyrah says:

    Ok…what are they gonna do about birthday parties?

    LOL

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  6. rikyrah says:

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  7. rikyrah says:

    AGAIN?

    AGAIN?

    You kidding me.

    how many homeless people could she have fed?

    how many kids could she have put through college?

    and yet, she’s posting bail for this piece of criminal shyt.

    she is too stupid for words.

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  9. vitaminlover says:

    Blessed and Happy New Year, ladies

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  10. rikyrah says:

    MEDIA ALERT:

    SHERLOCK HOLMES RETURNS TONIGHT ON PBS!!!!!

    The Cumberbatch back in all his glory…

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Just got back from seeing Star Wars. There’s another generation added to the fandom: Peanut loved it too :)

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    • Ametia says:

      Too cool! Whatcha think about the movie?

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      • rikyrah says:

        I really enjoyed it. I actually saw it in 3-D, and I never watch movies in 3-D. This is a reboot of the franchise, and I liked it. The balancing of the past in order to propel the future, isn’t easy to do. I just wanted to see it for the first time in the theater – I wanted that ‘experience’, and it was worth it to me.

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    • racerrodig says:

      The Best to everyone on the New Year.

      Now…..I took my wife and son to see Star Wars, and he’s a Star Wars fanatic. The graphics are incredible but we all agree, the movie plot stinks. I won’t be a spoiler and let anything out, but the “huge” role Luke had is…….well……disappointing to be sure.

      And Han………Lets just say that the one I feel for is Chewie.

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      • rikyrah says:

        This is a three part series. I felt at the end of this, the same way that I felt at the end of the first Lord of the Rings Movie….yeah…they are going to string it out.

        It was a basic retelling of Star Wars, Episode 4.

        My heart broke with Han.

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    • Ametia says:

      Hubby’s seen it 3 times in 3D. I like what they’re doing to develop the next generation. HANS, THO! that scene left me really sad, even a little disappointed.

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  14. rikyrah says:

    Like with WWII and American Soldiers……the Civil War could not have been won without the participation of the Black Soldier.

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  17. rikyrah says:

    Because this skit NEVER fails to crack me up

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Wow. 2016. #BlackPerspectivesMatter.

    Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Issues Unedited, Full Statement Detailing Abrupt Departure from CSC’s Mother Courage

    Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins has provided Playbill.com with a complete statement detailing her decision to depart the Classic Stage Company production of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children Jan. 5, 2016, while the show is still in previews.

    The classic 1939 play, which has been reset to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, began previews Dec. 10 and was scheduled to officially open Jan. 7; that date will be rescheduled while a replacement for the Caroline, or Change star is found.

    Pinkins, who won her Tony for her performance in Jelly’s Last Jam, said, “An early draft was leaked without my permission.” What follows is the official, complete and unedited version of her statement:

    Who Loses, Who Thrives When White Creatives Tell Black Stories?

    The year 2015, saw the rise of #BlackLivesMatter and #BlackGirlsMatter, both movements helmed by powerful, fearless Black women. In 2016 I’m starting #BlackPerspectivesMatter.

    Twice this year (but too many times in my career) my perspective as a Black woman was dismissed in favor of portraying the Black woman, through the filter of the White gaze. Regrettably, I must exit Classic Stage Company’s Mother Courage.

    When Black bodies are on the stage, Black perspectives must be reflected. This is not simply a matter of “artistic interpretation”; race and sex play a pivotal role in determining who holds the power to shape representation. A Black female should have a say in the presentation of a Black female on stage.

    CSC’s truncated version (an hour has been cut) eliminates Mother Courage and her children’s backstory, the use of her cart, and much of Brecht’s brilliant commentary on war. Mother Courage is the King Lear in the classical cannon of female roles. Not since Caroline, or Change, ten years ago, have I had a role of this caliber. How do I walk away from what could be one of the greatest roles in my career? I couldn’t, until all my research, arguing and pleading for my character’s full realization fell on deaf ears. And then I had to.

    Brecht’s drama follows Mother Courage, a women who supports herself and her children by selling goods to warring armies from a cart she drags through the battle zones. Along the way, all three of her children are killed because of the war. Mother Courage is the epitome of every poor, undocumented, battered, trafficked and immigrant women hustling to provide for her family however she must.

    It’s been a decade since my talent has matched the material – I thought. However, it was not relayed to me until the final tech rehearsal that the vision for this Mother Courage (the Black Mother Courage in an African war) was of a delusional woman trying to do the impossible. She would not be an icon of feminine tenacity and strength, nor of a Black female’s fearless capabilities.

    Why must the Black Mother Courage be delusional?

    http://playbill.com/news/article/exclusive-tonya-pinkins-issues-unedited-full-statement-detailing-abrupt-departure-from-cscs-mother-courage-377196

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    • Ametia says:

      POWERFUL! I’m sure Tonya dropping the mic on that show really showed them how much her courage to leave was DELUSIONAL.

      100% Behind BLACKPERSPECTIVESMATTER. Anything to try and DEHUMANIZE Black folks must be SQUASHED!

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  19. Treason: Leaked Wiretaps Reveals Netanyahu Bribed Republicans To Sabotage Obama’s Iran Peace Deal.

    http://www.occupydemocrats.com/treason-leaked-wiretaps-reveals-netanyahu-bribed-republicans-to-sabotage-obamas-iran-peace-deal-2/

    You may remember the ridiculous doomsday prophecies and outrageous fear-mongering that defined the Republican campaign against President Obama’s nuclear peace deal with Iran. The motivation behind their unwise and ultimately ineffective resistance to the President’s diplomatic agenda has finally come to light. A new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals that NSA wiretaps found that the the Israeli Prime Minister and other officials of the Israeli governments attempted to, and most likely succeeded, to bribe American legislators in exchange for their support against the deal.

    “A U.S. intelligence official familiar with the intercepts said Israel’s pitch to undecided lawmakers often included such questions as: “How can we get your vote? What’s it going to take? Mr. Netanyahu and some of his allies voiced confidence they could win enough votes.” The answers to Israeli proposals have yet to be fully revealed, but it is clear that favors were offered – bribes were proposed – and from the subsequent behavior of Republican lawmakers, we can only infer that our legislators accepted those bribes, from a foreign government in exchange for opposing the diplomatic efforts of the Obama Administration. At the very least, the very discussion itself indicates that they conspired with a foreign government to undermine the foreign policy agenda of their elected Commander-in-Chief, which certainly amounts to treason.

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  20. My brother said me “I know you don’t have the big heater going & portable heater too”? #GoSitDown girl.
    ******
    Pls be quiet, bro. I’m cold.

    Smiley cold

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  21. Liza says:

    In solidarity with my family in the Bay Area celebrating the life of Oscar Grant today at Fruitvale Station pic.twitter.com/6vKUoIMUNu— Jasiri X (@jasiri_x) January 1, 2016

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  22. Liza says:

    I love this, I have a border collie mix.

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  23. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Find out (by clicking the link) below why Charles wanted to meet Eugene Bullard when he visit the U.S. in 1960.

    Excerpt from article:

    In 1960, the President of France, Charles DeGaulle, paid a state visit to the United States and when he arrived he said that one of the first things he wanted to do was to meet Bullard. That sent the White House staff scrambling because most of them, of course, had never even heard of him. They finally located him in New York City, and DeGaulle traveled there to meet him personally.

    http://blackhillsportal.com/2015/12/31/lafayette-flying-corps-first-african-american-fighter-pilot-hero-spy-jazz-musician-and-elevator-operator/

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  24. Ametia says:

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  25. Happy New Years to all.

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  26. Liza says:

    Hey, y’all, 21 job opportunities opened up here.

    Republican Carson's campaign manager, 20 staff quit https://t.co/YylOxxsakR pic.twitter.com/WreHzGMF6G— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 1, 2016

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  27. Ametia says:

    IS UBER RIPPING OFF ITS DRIVERS?

    In early 2012, on a visit to San Francisco, Shannon Liss-Riordan went to a restaurant with some friends. Over dinner, one of her companions began to describe a new car-hailing app that had taken Silicon Valley by storm. “Have you seen this?” he asked, tapping Uber on his phone. “It’s changed my life.”

    Liss-Riordan glanced at the little black cars snaking around on his screen. “He looked up at me and he knew what I was thinking,” she remembers. After all, four years earlier she had been christened “an avenging angel for workers” by the Boston Globe. “He said, ‘Don’t you dare. Do not put them out of business.'” But Liss-Riordan, a labor lawyer who has spent her career successfully fighting behemoths such as FedEx, American Airlines, and Starbucks on behalf of their workers, was way ahead of him. When she saw cars, she thought of drivers. And a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/12/uber-lawsuit-drivers-class-action-shannon-liss-riordan

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  28. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Happy New Year to all of you!

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  30. rikyrah says:

    I would not be alive if I had done this as a child:

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  31. Liza says:

    Happy New Year, y’all.

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Happy New Year, Everyone :)

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  33. Happy New Year, everyone!

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