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Trouble in the Gulf: Ties to Qatar cut

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by dutchfire, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Y'know, say what you like about Stalin, if he had a point, he sodding well made it. None of these games.

    Is bourbon okay? Out of Scotch, I'm afraid, disgraceful as that is.
     
  2. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    Lol wut. Projecting much?
     
  3. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    • Infracted for flaming.
    That's a BS, outrageous accusation and you know it.

    Are the victims of Hugo Chaves all white too? I feel like I talk more about them than Stalin's victims. How about the religious minorities being butchered in the Middle East by Islamists? Did I not point out that on the same week that we mourned the dead in Manchester, an even greater number was butchered in Egypt? Do they look like me too?

    Go to hell.

    It is you and your ilk who gladly approve of violence, of murder and genocide as long as it serves a "noble" political purpose. Don't come and preach morality here. There's nothing moral about you, your politics, your heroes. I will not take any lesson from a damn communist. Go preach to your disgusting kind.

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  4. Mechanicalsalvation

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    I am not saying that you are a racist but that you keep a mindset through which you projects racial discrimination as a motive of action on others.


    Lets cool off the discussion guys if possible I sense a chance for a bit of a constructive dialoge and perhaps possibility for clearing up some misunderstandings...
     
  5. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    Meanwhile, in Qatar…
     
  6. red_elk

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    Wow, what a fight! I'm taking the communists side :)
    Don't have whisky, but I think Cuban rum would be appropriate too.
     
  7. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    I believe there are no Communist-run governments in the Arab world currently.

    And these Islamists are against alcohol.
     
  8. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Putting Indians in concentration camps is pretty unambiguously racist, yeah. I'm frankly not prepared to have a discussion on that point.
     
  9. red_elk

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    I heard some of them drink at night. When Allah doesn't see them.
     
  10. Mechanicalsalvation

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    I think the issue is larger then that. You can limit it to see it just as a racial thing but thats oversimplification.

    For example was puting American Japanese in WWII in concentration camps a racist thing? Possibly. Partialy. But likely above all it was a war necessity.

    My problem with you bringing up racism in discussion over nationality is that this labeling doesnt clarify the issue but it helps to miss the point or in worse case it serves as a tool for silencing others and subtle manipulation.
     
  11. Zkribbler

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    Here's the list:

     
  12. Zkribbler

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    Absolutely!
     
  13. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Jesus Christ. I don't even know how to begin responding to this kind of nihilism.
     
  14. Mechanicalsalvation

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    You mean the authorities told the US citizens "these are just a bunch of inferior Japs so we are going to locked them up and yeah there is a war on the top of that too."
     
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  15. Mechanicalsalvation

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    There are two basic ways to miss the point here. One is not to be willing to name a reality for what it is and the other is to give it a name which misrepresents it. You think I practise the former while I blame you for the later.
     
  16. Takhisis

    Takhisis brown-haired beauty

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    up yours!
    Demand #5 makes the whole list be a ‘do what I say, not what I do’ thing.
     
  17. Arwon

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    You ever take a moment, look in the rear view mirror, take a deep breath, and think "wow I'm pretty far gone here"?
     
  18. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Well, the Egyptian government is certainly doing a bang-up job at stopping the violence. It makes sense that the Egyptian government should double down on being an ageing collection of unaccountable plutocrats who view rifle bullets as a perfectly legitimate way to deal with dissent.

    So, are you saying there was not a systemic effort by the Federal and State governments in the US to force out the Native tribes -including through concentration camps?

    Nah, not when he is on a roll like this.
     
  19. Zkribbler

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    Something like that. The Court granted deference to the military's assertion that people on the West Coast of Japanese heritage were a security threat. They didn't explain why German and Italian nationals did not pose a similar threat nor did the Japanese in the Hawaiian Islands, including the Japanese spy who lived in Aiea and who could see Pearl Harbor through his front window.

    If you want me to school you on the Korematsu case etc., please start another threat. We're a little off topic here.
     
  20. Ajidica

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    Wait, we didn't round up the Japanese living in Hawaii?
    Learn something new every day.
     

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