Page 49 of 62 FirstFirst ... 39474849505159 ... LastLast
Results 481 to 490 of 615

Thread: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335:480]

  1. #481
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Last Seen
    05-09-15 @ 08:15 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,023

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden

    Die-versity is our strength........

  2. #482
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Huntsville, AL
    Last Seen
    03-03-17 @ 10:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,813

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't understand what about "cereal killers" would make you think of the food instead of the murderer.
    Serial killers kill one after another. Cereal killers reminds me of a cartoon drawn by someone who used to be very popular (but I cannot remember his name). He used the three characters from Rice Krispies (Snap, Crackle, and Pop).
    Your post #409, you left the J out of my name when you said:

    ...and "It's" shouldn't be capitalized.
    Yep. I frequently drop letters. I usually catch them.

    I feel safer because there's an ocean between me and that backwards little country.
    I see. So Scotland Yard claiming it was not terrorism played no role...

  3. #483
    Sage
    lizzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    between two worlds
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,581

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    She's not Hispanic, Jerry. This ethnic classification doesn't even exist in Europe. If it's ever used, it's in reference to spanish speaking Latin Americans. The people of southern Europe, be they Portuguese, Spanish, Italian or Greek are considered white over here.
    You're not going to convince Jerry. Since she doesn't "look white", according to Jerry, she can't be white, in spite of the Caucasian genetics.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
    -C G Jung

  4. #484
    Sage
    Arcana XV's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Geneva, Switzerland and Rochester, NY
    Last Seen
    10-22-17 @ 10:25 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,412

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You're not going to convince Jerry. Since she doesn't "look white", according to Jerry, she can't be white, in spite of the Caucasian genetics.
    Well, I guess I'm not white either. Cuz I'm one o' them thar Hispanicz.
    "Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke

  5. #485
    Global Moderator
    Bodhidarma approves bigly
    Andalublue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Granada, España
    Last Seen
    11-29-17 @ 01:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    26,111

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You're not going to convince Jerry. Since she doesn't "look white", according to Jerry, she can't be white, in spite of the Caucasian genetics.
    The funny thing is that this is a non-issue in much of southern Europe. People here would not describe themselves as white, even less so 'Hispanic', because in Spain they are properly Spanish, not just Spanish-ish, the meaning of Hispanic in the English language we use over here. There's very little kudos attached to skin colour at all, as far as I can see. Black people are called 'negros' and northern Europeans are referred to as 'muy blancos', but unlike the attitudes that seem to be emerging from our US posters, there's nowhere near the value judgements attached to such terms. They are descriptions of appearance, not of race or culture.

    I've been attacked for say that Mrs Silva wasn't white, because she's got African-Brazilian antecedents, as if saying that someone isn't white is some kind of insult. I don't really think there's any such thing as race, but clearly there's such a thing as different skin colours. It's no insult to say what you see. I see a lot of people reading one thing and placing their own interpretation on it, many of which no one would place on it in other parts of the world.
    "The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión

    "Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn

  6. #486
    Guru
    Kurmugeon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New Mexico
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    4,874

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    You're not going to convince Jerry. Since she doesn't "look white", according to Jerry, she can't be white, in spite of the Caucasian genetics.
    Again, this is a difference between British Culture and American Culture.

    For the British, it not as much about appearance, as about "CLASS" and wealth division.

    Britain has a Caste system based on Income and Wealth that we only see the edges of in America. Culturally and Historically, Britain embraced Class as a social construct.

    That doesn't mean that the Class system doesn't exist in America, but we go to great lengths to hide it from ourselves. America tries hard to deny Class is an American social construct.

    -
    Hope and Prayer are integrally linked, never underestimate or undervalue, the power of either! - Kurmugeon
    I do NOT trust people who do not Love Dogs! - Kurmugeon
    Obama Administration Lefties, Innocent after having been proven guilty as sin! - Kurmugeon

  7. #487
    Global Moderator
    Bodhidarma approves bigly
    Andalublue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Granada, España
    Last Seen
    11-29-17 @ 01:21 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    26,111

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    Again, this is a difference between British Culture and American Culture.

    For the British, it not as much about appearance, as about "CLASS" and wealth division.

    Britain has a Caste system based on Income and Wealth that we only see the edges of in America. Culturally and Historically, Britain embraced Class as a social construct.

    That doesn't mean that the Class system doesn't exist in America, but we go to great lengths to hide it from ourselves. America tries hard to deny Class is an American social construct.

    -
    You're partly right. I think class in the US is much more defined by wealth, whereas in Britain the brash, wealthy nouveau riche would be seen to have lesser status than the cash-strapped aristocrat. You know that the thing that almost defines class, and allows virtually every British person to be able to measure their status against everyone else, is speech. Your accent places you quite precisely in the class structure of British society in a way that doesn't happen to Americans, Australians or Canadians. Defenders of the class system would say that it's all about 'breeding', 'a good education' (meaning a private boarding school), and being 'U', as opposed to 'non-U', meaning being 'one of us'. It's bollocks, but that's how it works.
    "The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión

    "Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn

  8. #488
    Guru
    Kurmugeon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    New Mexico
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    4,874

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You're partly right. I think class in the US is much more defined by wealth, whereas in Britain the brash, wealthy nouveau riche would be seen to have lesser status than the cash-strapped aristocrat. You know that the thing that almost defines class, and allows virtually every British person to be able to measure their status against everyone else, is speech. Your accent places you quite precisely in the class structure of British society in a way that doesn't happen to Americans, Australians or Canadians. Defenders of the class system would say that it's all about 'breeding', 'a good education' (meaning a private boarding school), and being 'U', as opposed to 'non-U', meaning being 'one of us'. It's bollocks, but that's how it works.

    My Fair Lady (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    I think you've made a very valid point!

    -
    Hope and Prayer are integrally linked, never underestimate or undervalue, the power of either! - Kurmugeon
    I do NOT trust people who do not Love Dogs! - Kurmugeon
    Obama Administration Lefties, Innocent after having been proven guilty as sin! - Kurmugeon

  9. #489
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Last Seen
    10-30-14 @ 08:19 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    202

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    Again, this is a difference between British Culture and American Culture.

    For the British, it not as much about appearance, as about "CLASS" and wealth division.

    Britain has a Caste system based on Income and Wealth that we only see the edges of in America. Culturally and Historically, Britain embraced Class as a social construct.

    That doesn't mean that the Class system doesn't exist in America, but we go to great lengths to hide it from ourselves. America tries hard to deny Class is an American social construct.

    -
    I would not say that we have no class division. We can deny it, but there are some figures. Social stratification due to differences in income Americans will continue to grow, and in the near future is not expected any change in this trend. These findings are contained in the published report, submitted to the Conference of Mayors of American cities. At the conference was also been noted that the average salary for the newly created workplace after the recent economic crisis jobs is $ 47,171 per year. While the median income for a liquidated during the crisis vacancies stood at $ 61.637. - that is, it decreased by 23%
    the-income-gap-is-still-growing-L-w6Xtui.jpg

  10. #490
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:36 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,089

    Re: Woman beheaded in broad daylight in a London garden[W:335]

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    You're partly right. I think class in the US is much more defined by wealth, whereas in Britain the brash, wealthy nouveau riche would be seen to have lesser status than the cash-strapped aristocrat. You know that the thing that almost defines class, and allows virtually every British person to be able to measure their status against everyone else, is speech. Your accent places you quite precisely in the class structure of British society in a way that doesn't happen to Americans, Australians or Canadians. Defenders of the class system would say that it's all about 'breeding', 'a good education' (meaning a private boarding school), and being 'U', as opposed to 'non-U', meaning being 'one of us'. It's bollocks, but that's how it works.
    First Brit in a very long time that I have heard admitting this publicly Guessing those years away from the shores of Dover might have opened your eyes a bit
    PeteEU

Page 49 of 62 FirstFirst ... 39474849505159 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •