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Mayor Peyton Wikipedia.com Entry
« on: August 25, 2006, 06:34:00 AM »
Mayor Peyton Wikipedia.com Entry

There is currently a very interesting wikipedia.com listing on Mayor John Peyton.  We're not sure how long it will be there, so we thought we would copy and paste the text here.  It is currently under the  External Links  section of the mayor's wikipedia profile.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/content/view/192

Jim

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 12:54:34 PM »
It wasn't me.  In fact, I may go remove much fo the portions that are speculative as that's not the purpose of Wikipedia.  

J Rich

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You do gooder!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 02:33:27 PM »
Jim, you are a do gooder!  I bet you wrote that entry.

Lysander

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Guilt by Association
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 11:24:25 AM »
The Mayor is NOT responsible for confederate memorabelia in Gate Stores, that is a reach. If he lets the Human Relations Commission do a study on the Fire Department, he should be prepared and expected the outcome he got. But the paper said he had not read the report as of the meeting with the HRC chairman when he told him he was not going to do the firing recommendation!!! He probably did not read the purchase order for the stores as it came throgh, that related to confederate items.

Jim

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 03:57:01 PM »
When will African Americans put the past behind them. Of course there is racism, but bringing it up ever free moment they have does not help the cause. If anything I get more disgusted.

I think the African American culture should worry about the millions of young men behind bars, the vicious cycle of welfare and early mothers. Get out and speak with the young black youths to educate them on the benfits of education.

Also they need to put the focus into family. It is a shame that many black mothers are left to fend for themselves.

Stop complaining about racism and fix all the issues in the black community.

Josh

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 06:01:59 PM »
Jim,

I think pointing out racism, either within overtly political situations or not, has as much a place as does procuring solutions to the systemic racism you emphasize.  

Also - you spelled benefits wrong.

alex

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jim
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 10:40:07 PM »
When will the south put its racist past behind them? Answer...It cant it seems to be ingrained in the souths very fiber. Its a disgrace and yet seems to be embraced. Confederate license plates sanctioned by the state, Confederate army reenactments, redneck olympics its just pathetic.

Joe

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Jim
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2006, 10:48:39 PM »
Your Fox news talking points flow from your mouth very easily because you are not a member of an ethnic group that has been systematically denied opportunity in this country for the past 200 years. The ills you refer to are not the root cause of the problem but just the end result of the myriad of core problems that face black americans in this country.

Jim

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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2006, 12:57:04 AM »
Whoa, we have 2 Jim's it would seem.  I'm the first Jim.  This could get confusing.


PS: It has since been removed from Wiki.

Linda

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 11:28:44 PM »
Check out the site www.bantheconfederateflag.com.  It looks as though this is where it may have orginated.

Tom

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 11:46:53 PM »
I also googled the following website, maintained by the same person:

http://www.palmcoastnews.com

Linda

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2006, 11:52:10 AM »
It's too bad that we found this topic so late, because it really is worth discussing.  I would like to see the Confederate flag banned.

Susan

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Lysander
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2006, 05:38:09 PM »
Do you really think that the Payton family doesn't scrutinize the products they sell?  I've overheard clerks indicate that it is against corporate policy to sell "rolling papers" and "explicit magazines".  Gate is very conscious of their image.  They chose to allow the sale of the Confederate flag, despite the controversy.

The Grinch

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PC hypocrites strike again!
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2006, 11:12:06 PM »
An overwhelming majority of people who display the Confederate flag do so simply because they love the South.  We are not racists, and we are not anti-American.  However, we do celebrate the fact that in terms of culture and values we are not like the North.  Those of you who don't like it should go back where you came from instead of trying to ram your culture and values down other people's throats.  Funny how tolerance and diversity only applies to certain PC-approved groups.

Ivey

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Ban the Confederate Flag?
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2006, 03:08:09 PM »
Linda, nobody can "ban" the confederate flag because of the US Constitution.  Our commitment to freedom is why neo-Nazi groups are allowed to march, and ironically, why Dr. King was allowed to overcome racism in the South a generation ago.  America is a free country, and whether a Confederate Flag is owned by a proud southerner or by a racist, I completely support their right to buy, sell, and fly it.  And so should you.