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by Marilyn
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Login and Post Test
Replies: 2
Views: 1596

Login and Post Test

Thanks to Guy's ongoing persistence, I can now log in and post under my old user name. Thanks, Guy! :)
by Marilyn
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: So Happy To Be Back!
Replies: 7
Views: 3411

Re: So Happy To Be Back!

My dogged persistence and your remarkable patience saw this through. Welcome back where you belong, Marilyn/MarilynMason ! A rose, by any other name, is still a rose.
by Marilyn
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: 2010
Topic: Church members trying to take children out of country
Replies: 7
Views: 3547

Anacaona wrote: [quote]They had permission from the Dominican Republic (Word of the spokeswoman). When I heard the lady, I wanted to jump on the TV and slap her.[/quote] Same here! Quelle audace! Who doesn't know that proper papers are needed to cross international borders? That even if they had the...
by Marilyn
Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: 2010
Topic: AVIS DE DECES
Replies: 11
Views: 2240

Shelony wrote: [quote]And I will say as "Mardochee" said to "Esther" in the Bible: "Who knows? It's possible that God put us Here in America or elsewhere for a day like this so that we can help save our the Haitian people, our people.[/quote] Amen! It will be essential that the reconstruction of Hai...
by Marilyn
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11026

Horrible news! CNN is giving it full coverage.

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Sat May 23, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY, WINDOWS ON HAITI!
Replies: 35
Views: 9446

I'm sorry I let the 11th Anniversary pass without a word, Guy. I've relished memories of the 10th in New Jersey many, many times over the past year. But that didn't let you know, did it? Since you went over to Facebook, things really slowed down here at Windows. I tried to keep things going, but so ...
by Marilyn
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Amendments on Cuba passed in the USA, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Interesting that in spite of the tweaks in his direction, Menendez still didn't vote for the Omnibus bill.

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: "Barack Obama: change Haitians can believe in"? No...
Replies: 6
Views: 2418

Guy wrote: [quote]In addition, I believe President Obama needs to show a greater overture to Cubans residing in the island, as he promised during this campaign.[/quote] Guy, one of the obscure dramas surrounding the trouble Obama had getting the Omnibus bill through the Senate last week was his stan...
by Marilyn
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: The New York Post's cartoon of infamy
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

Guy, Thanks for posting this and giving us an opportunity to go on record as opposing this kind of race baiting. Even if one were to buy the explanation that this was not about President Obama, how can one avoid the facts that (1) chimps/apes/monkeys have been used throughout American history as ste...
by Marilyn
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

Yesterday morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe, columnist Mike Barnicle from Boston asked this question about Blago: [quote]Is he a criminal or just a jack-ass?[/quote] We'll see once Patrick Fitzgerald shows his evidence in the upcoming trial. About the behavior of many Democratic Congressional leaders d...
by Marilyn
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Soon to be former Governor Blagojevich
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

I watched that Maddow-Blago interview last night and Blago is a lot of things but he's not stupid. He's self-absorbed, a preening peacock, a holdover-from-another-generation type of big-city politician who wheels and deals until stopped in his tracks by another politician who wants to have his turn ...
by Marilyn
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Offbeat Topics
Topic: Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy
Replies: 0
Views: 1958

Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy

The New York Times January 27, 2009 Essay: Elevating Science, Elevating Democracy By DENNIS OVERBYE All right, I was weeping too. To be honest, the restoration of science was the least of it, but when Barack Obama proclaimed during his Inaugural Address that he would “restore science to its rightful...
by Marilyn
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Obama Retakes Oath of Office Wednesday Night just to be sure
Replies: 4
Views: 2205

Guy, I'm still wiping the tears from my face from having laughed so long and so hard at your comical take on the swearing in do-over. Each quip that I thought was the funniest thing I'd ever heard was followed by more that were even funnier. Thanks for helping me to laugh about something that had ac...
by Marilyn
Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Anybody noticed there was an inauguration today?
Replies: 5
Views: 3362

I've been absolutely glued to the TV since early this morning, as well as actively corresponding by email with my younger sister in Fall River, MA and my youngest grandchild Nik in Montreal. What an amazing day this has been at all levels. I'm flowing with thoughts that I'll probably put into writin...
by Marilyn
Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Zimbabwe Is Dying
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

IPS Inter Press Service News Agency ZIMBABWE: Now a 'Factory for Poverty' Ephraim Nsingo HARARE, Jan 17 (IPS) - Over 75 percent of the people in crisis-riddled Zimbabwe are living in desperate poverty, with children bearing the brunt. And with rival parties still wrangling over implementation of a p...
by Marilyn
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: De Toussaint Louverture à Barak Obama
Replies: 0
Views: 1701

De Toussaint Louverture à Barak Obama

Le Nouvelliste en Haiti 14 Janvier 2009 De Toussaint Louverture à Barak Obama quel cheminement ! Dr. Emmanuel Pierre-Paul L'Histoire ne s'écrit pas du jour au lendemain. Elle prend du temps, le temps qu'il lui faut pour se matérialiser à travers les faits, car en toutes choses il y a un début, un po...
by Marilyn
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: The Palestinian story: Remember us
Replies: 4
Views: 2687

What is it about human nature that turns those who have been abused into even more masterful abusers, those who have been tortured into even more masterful torturers? Reading reports out of today's Gaza reminds me of the huge historical novels I read as a teenager describing the Warsaw Ghetto under ...
by Marilyn
Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: L'élection de M. Obama ravive le débat racial à La Havane
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

CUBA: Racism - "Taboo, Complicated and Thorny" Issue Patricia Grogg HAVANA, Jan 7 (IPS) - The persistence of racism in Cuba is disturbing to some of the island's thinkers, who are calling for a debate on the problem in this country, where equal rights have not guaranteed equal opportunities for all ...
by Marilyn
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Slaves, Soldiers, Rebels
Replies: 0
Views: 1716

Slaves, Soldiers, Rebels

NEH Summer Institute 2009 "Slaves, Soldiers, Rebels: Currents Of Black Resistance in the Tropical Atlantic, 1760 - 1888" Where: The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD When: July 6 - August 7, 2009 Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to announce the NEH Summer Institute "Slaves, Soldiers, Re...
by Marilyn
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: A survey of musical tastes...
Replies: 7
Views: 3676

Let me address two of Guy's questions: [quote]Which music (disks / artists / selections) would you go and buy today if you could? Which artists have you discovered or re-discovered through our website?[/quote] This past year I bought a Carimi album [Are You Ready? (2006)] and four Manno Charlemagne ...
by Marilyn
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Bote ak Idantite
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

In the thread Mission Accomplished: How Bolivia Defeated Illiteracy, Serge wrote: [quote]Guy, the same program is actually working in Haiti. The Secretary of Education is quite a motivated and organized guy who has been doing great work so far. Just like they did for Bolivia, Cuba has provided 10000...
by Marilyn
Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: Bote ak Idantite
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Bote ak Idantite

Le Nouvelliste en Haiti Bote ak idantite 30 Décembre 2008 Sekretè d Eta pou Alfabetizasyon an, Carol Joseph ki t ap repete yon fraz antwopològ Suze Mathieu renmen anpil, di gen twa bagay ayisyen an dwe mete l dakò sou yo: lang li se yon bèl lang, li se yon pèp ki bèl, epi relijyon l pa bagay dyab. F...
by Marilyn
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Happy Holidays!
Replies: 7
Views: 3043

Life and circumstances may from time to time keep us from active participation but the bonds of Ann Pale kinship keep drawing us back. There's nothing like this gang when it comes to expressing the broad span of our civic consciences, whether about Haiti, the Diaspora, the Caribbean, Latin America, ...
by Marilyn
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Why This Black Catholic Is NOT Voting Obama
Replies: 50
Views: 17806

Guy wrote: [quote]It's funny to observe that the evangelicals are highly upset that Warren accepted Obama's invitation just as the pro-choice and pro-gay rights seem even more upset that Obama extended the invitation in the first place.[/quote] I've been mulling over the very same dynamic. Why is it...
by Marilyn
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Replies: 0
Views: 1580

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

Emory University has set up an electronic database where information can be found on the Trans-Atlantic slave trade: http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans f...
by Marilyn
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: L’UEH, prête a s’investir dans la mise en place
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Le Nouvelliste en Haiti Culture 4 Décembre 2008 L'UEH pour une académie de la langue créole On pouvait croire que la création d'une Académie nationale de la langue maternelle, telle que prévue par la Constitution en vigueur, était jetée aux oubliettes. Mais loin s'en faut. Comme un important fait di...
by Marilyn
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: L’UEH, prête a s’investir dans la mise en place
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Nor can I, that's why I fear that this is conference rhetoric. I don't see anything in place to support such an initiative, especially the political will. I hope I'm wrong.

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: L’UEH, prête a s’investir dans la mise en place
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

We've been waiting for this type of development for many years. Is this merely conference rhetoric or will feet be put to this initiative?

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Why This Black Catholic Is NOT Voting Obama
Replies: 50
Views: 17806

Tayi, I realize that not voting for Obama because of his stance on choice is what began this thread. But the thread had evolved and was getting to some really serious and sound arguments way beyond the rhetoric of the recent political campaign. Reasoning was taking precedence over polemics. Then, ba...
by Marilyn
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: L’UEH, prête a s’investir dans la mise en place
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

L'UEH, prête a s'investir dans la mise en place

XIIe Colloque International des Etudes Créoles Haiti : L'UEH, prête a s'investir dans la mise en place de l'Académie Nationale de la Langue Créole dimanche 30 novembre 2008 Par Fritz Deshommes [1] Soumis à AlterPresse le 29 novembre 2008 Du mardi 25 au samedi 29 octobre dernier s'est tenu au Club In...
by Marilyn
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Why This Black Catholic Is NOT Voting Obama
Replies: 50
Views: 17806

Tayi, I appreciated the depth and breadth of your argumentation on a subject that is so often merely trivialized, politicized, and sloganized. You lost me, however, when you brought Obama into the subject: [quote]...the pro-life movement HAS been making tactical decisions and has even gained ground ...
by Marilyn
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: 2008
Topic: Interview with Claudette Antoine Werleigh
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

Guy, I hadn't realized that Claudette had risen in the ranks to become Secretary General of Pax Christi International. What a distinguished career she has had and is still having! My one sadness with regard to Claudette who has risen to such stature within an international organization and Patrick G...
by Marilyn
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Welcome, Marilyn!
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Frantz,

Wi, mwen anfòm, gras a Bondye, gras a doktè mwen yo.

Mèsi, Frantz, pou bèl mo sa yo.

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Welcome, Marilyn!
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Mèsi, Jaf!

I want you to know that I listened to your radio show from time to time via the Web. That was something I could do to keep up on my kreyòl and Haiti news, even when my vision was impaired.

Thank you for your continued sacrificial service to Haiti. Greetings to your family.

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: 2008
Topic: Obama Names 1199’s Patrick Gaspard, a Haitian-American
Replies: 3
Views: 2460

Patrick Gaspard: Obama's Glue Man

Patrick Gaspard: Obama's Glue Man Photo by Sam Stein Huffington Post December 4, 2008 When you ask former and current colleagues to describe Patrick Gaspard, the picture they paint is eerily universal. Barack Obama's political director, they say, is a tireless worker known for putting in 14-hour day...
by Marilyn
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Why This Black Catholic Is NOT Voting Obama
Replies: 50
Views: 17806

Guy, you explained that statistical analysis so clearly that even a non-mathematical mind like mine was able to understand. That's what I love about Ann Pale! We're members because we love Haiti and want to learn more about her, but in the process we get to learn about so many other things. Thanks, ...
by Marilyn
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Welcome, Marilyn!
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Palmis,

Sa fè kè m kontan anpil!

Mèsi!

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Welcome, Marilyn!
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Hey, Leonel!

It's so cool that I can actually envision you, having met you at the Reunion in New Jersey!

So glad to be back!

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Welcome, Marilyn!
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

It's good to be back, Guy. Now that I've fully recovered from the cataract surgeries, I have excellent vision and reading is once again a joy. One good side effect of having had such poor vision the past couple of years is that I spent much less time at the computer keyboard, allowing me to fully re...
by Marilyn
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Why This Black Catholic Is NOT Voting Obama
Replies: 50
Views: 17806

Interesting debate. Don't know if this qualifies as a statistic, but I just bumped into this from Fox News, quoting Hillary Clinton: [quote]"The abortion rate fell by one-quarter between 1990 and 1995, the steepest decline since Roe was decided in 1973," Clinton said. "The rate fell another 11 perce...
by Marilyn
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: WOH REUNION
Replies: 24
Views: 10635

WOH Reunion

Ann Pale'ers, Forgive me for my silence the past more than a year. I received Guy's email about the 10th Anniversary events in New Jersey and have already let him know that I would like to participate. My physical limitations would more than likely keep me from the concert but I'd sure like to camp ...
by Marilyn
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: A small but unexpected victory!
Replies: 4
Views: 3738

Bravo, Guy!

Marilyn
by Marilyn
Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: About Music
Topic: The Gem Hidden in Carimi’s Latest Album
Replies: 4
Views: 4505

Guy wrote: [quote]. . . little could I imagine that he [Jean-Marie] would move a White Grandmother in Boston (though completely Haitian at heart) to hurry and buy a Carimi album.[/quote] Yes, Jean-Marie is quite a salesman. But, I also attribute my rush to purchase the Carimi album to two other dyna...
by Marilyn
Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: If Ann Pale is a community, why does everyone keep indoors?
Replies: 7
Views: 6417

Guy, I won't attempt to answer all of the above questions, but I'll tackle a couple. Perhaps other members will take on some of the others. 1) I can only speak for myself with regard to keeping indoors and missing out on a good deal of Ann Pale community activity in the past year or so. It had nothi...
by Marilyn
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: The Gem Hidden in Carimi’s Latest Album
Replies: 4
Views: 4505

So Impressed, I Bought The Album!

I was so impressed with Tododo's post, I immediately bought Carimi's latest album "Are You Ready?". I'm paying attention to the words of not only "Pouvwa", but the others as well.

Thanks, Tidodo! I like the group's sound, as well as content.

Marilyn