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post #276 of 307
Belle: The War Between the States turned "these United States of America" into "the United States of America."
post #277 of 307
yes dear I realize we are all United now .. but I can't help it if I have bias towards the great state of South Carolina and count being A true Southerner as a blessing
post #278 of 307
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Originally Posted by sultrysiren View Post
What country is over racism? I do not know of any. Also, how does one determine which country embraces multiculturalism over the other. Not trying to be a smart ass I just would like to know what this is based on.
Haven't been on until now since i've been studying for an exam, but just to redeem myself:
"Canada practices acculturation (where a dominant group values both diversity and equity) rather than assimilation (where a dominant group strives for cultural uniformity for everyone). Thus, a Canadian "culture mosaic" model of preserving minority cultures contrasts with the American "melting pot" policy of assimilation." (Davison, Neale, Blankstein, & Flett 2006).

Basically, such policies are based on the country's government.. so you can thank President Bush for that.
post #279 of 307
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Originally Posted by payo1a View Post
Basically, such policies are based on the country's government.. so you can thank President Bush for that.
Again, please tell me what country is over racism? Also, not a big fan of Bush but how is this his fault? The government was in place long before he took office and though he has fucked up how is he responsible for this whole thing? Putting the blame on one man just does not make sense.
post #280 of 307
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Originally Posted by payo1a View Post
Basically, such policies are based on the country's government.. so you can thank President Bush for that.
Yeah, the concept and practice of assimilation was unknown to America(ns) before Bush!!!
post #281 of 307
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Originally Posted by sultrysiren View Post
Again, please tell me what country is over racism? Also, not a big fan of Bush but how is this his fault? The government was in place long before he took office and though he has fucked up how is he responsible for this whole thing? Putting the blame on one man just does not make sense.
NOWHERE in my initial statement did i say that Canada, or any country for that matter, is over racism. As for the Bush matter, yes, my mistake and apologies for incorrectly blaming Bush for assimilation in the U.S., but I just simply implied that it's the government.
post #282 of 307
yo kenics where u at yo

what r ur thoughts on the current status of this thread? the OP should have a say in all this!
post #283 of 307
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Originally Posted by payo1a View Post
NOWHERE in my initial statement did i say that Canada, or any country for that matter, is over racism. As for the Bush matter, yes, my mistake and apologies for incorrectly blaming Bush for assimilation in the U.S., but I just simply implied that it's the government.
That is true that you did not but there is no reason to single the US out when the whole world is this way. We do still have a lot of problems here and there is no doubt of that.
post #284 of 307
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Originally Posted by not_a_virus.exe View Post
yo kenics where u at yo

what r ur thoughts on the current status of this thread? the OP should have a say in all this!
I was hoping this thread would just die on its own but I myself am guilty of keeping it at the top of the page. She left a while back and now so shall I even though I already said that I was done. I do not believe that she ever had any intention of starting a 12 page argument. All she said is that she was glad to live where she lives and it made people upset because she dared to say it.
post #285 of 307
well, i do believe it's a bit more complicated than that, siren that also happens to be sultry and such.
post #286 of 307
We can't discuss a pair of socks around here w/o it turning into an epic.
post #287 of 307
Belle: I was saying that as a negative thing, not a positive. Are you a member of UDC or anything of the like?
post #288 of 307
well, begret has 31 posts in this thread and virus has an even 50. so right now, virus is winning the annoying off-topic post contest by uhhhhhhh my count is 19. lets see if you guys can get over 3 pages of off-topic annoying posts in a single thread!
post #289 of 307
oh before i get harassed about that last post let me say im sorry!!! i meant to say 4 pages of posts to yourselves! not 3!
post #290 of 307
nfj, just join the conversation, you silly goose! if you could do it in that zeitgeist thread, you can do the same here!
post #291 of 307
and on top of that gas is 3.09 a gallon. we shoudl just turn that entire area to glass. those people are the burden of humanity
post #292 of 307
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Originally Posted by avatar View Post
Belle: I was saying that as a negative thing, not a positive. Are you a member of UDC or anything of the like?

No I am not.. I thought you were just trying to say that we are supposed to all be united states and that my hailing the southern states and in particular South Carolina as so much better was a bad thing.. my response to that was yes we are all United but I have a bias to the south and further the state of South Carolina but it's just my opinion. I am darn proud to be from there and as the initial title of this thread spoke to be proud they are American I am proud to be Southern. I am not sure what exactly you are intending or where you mean this to go. I do not expect anyone else on this forum to share my view of South Carolina unless they are from there. So to clear up any further confusion I am just stating that I am proud to be American and IMHO lucky to be raised in the south and I would not have it any other way. To me being southern is a positive all the way.
post #293 of 307
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Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
oh before i get harassed about that last post let me say im sorry!!! i meant to say 4 pages of posts to yourselves! not 3!
Well, you don't annoy me in the least nfj.
So what? At the beginning I tried to offer my viewpoint, no one cared,really. That's cool. Then I discussed some Ayn Rand with avatar.

You don't like pics

A little humour keeps the balance. It's just discussion.
It's a free country !








TTTJWD.
post #294 of 307
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Originally Posted by cherbd16 View Post
I also would really like to know what some benefits may be. Because while I try to be open minded to the differences of the world, the thought that such stringent laws on adultery may actually be beneficial, has honestly never crossed my mind. I mean this sincerely, if you really believe there are benefits, i would be interested to try and understand how someone can see it from that point of view.
The punishment for adultery is the same for the men and women; funny how the media only reports the punishment for the women...more media hype.

The benefits? Honestly, extra-marital affairs are one of the fundamental downfalls of our society. Divorce, paternity issues, broken families, etc. are the root of so many problems in ANY society.

FWIW, these punishments are rarely carried out.
post #295 of 307
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Originally Posted by smray5 View Post
The punishment for adultery is the same for the men and women; funny how the media only reports the punishment for the women...more media hype.

The benefits? Honestly, extra-marital affairs are one of the fundamental downfalls of our society. Divorce, paternity issues, broken families, etc. are the root of so many problems in ANY society.

FWIW, these punishments are rarely carried out.
Good points.

IMHO, the reason that adultery/infidelity/screwing around whatever you want to call it ..is bad doesn't really have to do w/sex. It's about lying! Mistrust, deceit,etc. is detrimental in any case.



As for your first statement, smray5, I think the media STILL views us poor pitiful women as victims. It's a shame that women are still viewed in this way.
post #296 of 307
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Originally Posted by begret View Post
Good points.

IMHO, the reason that adultery/infidelity/screwing around whatever you want to call it ..is bad doesn't really have to do w/sex. It's about lying! Mistrust, deceit,etc. is detrimental in any case.



As for your first statement, smray5, I think the media STILL views us poor pitiful women as victims. It's a shame that women are still viewed in this way.

Agree on both points!!
post #297 of 307
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Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
darn this thread almost makes me wish i was trolling honestforum.com instead of buying the necessary supplies for mai tais at the liquor store. sadly, although it looked nice out through the window its actually pretty cold out. oh well, entourage is on later.
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i hope the sopronos is good tonight (for once).
before you go calling people out, clean your own hands fool.
post #298 of 307
well there is a difference between 52 stupid posts and 2 stupid posts. the difference is about 50. second, i would argue only the latter of the two posts is a stupid post, as compared to all 52 of yours as classified under "stupid." third, the second post there was intended more to mock your stupid posts rather than add an original stupid post to this thread. youll notice it came at the end of about an entire page of you and begret egging each other on to more and more off-topic annoying posts. in conclusion, i dont know why anyone else doesn't come out and say they're tired of seeing your stupid cat pictures that might have elicited a smirk the first time, but by the 1000th time are not only unfunny, but as i previously pointed out, annoying.
post #299 of 307
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Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
well there is a difference between 52 stupid posts and 2 stupid posts. the difference is about 50. second, i would argue only the latter of the two posts is a stupid post, as compared to all 52 of yours as classified under "stupid." third, the second post there was intended more to mock your stupid posts rather than add an original stupid post to this thread. youll notice it came at the end of about an entire page of you and begret egging each other on to more and more off-topic annoying posts. in conclusion, i dont know why anyone else doesn't come out and say they're tired of seeing your stupid cat pictures that might have elicited a smirk the first time, but by the 1000th time are not only unfunny, but as i previously pointed out, annoying.
Because in the *grand scheme* of things, it really doesn't matter.






I also enjoy landscapes.
post #300 of 307
if you/sevenkid weren't always stalking me, you'd realize that i was trying to lighten the mood of the thread because at those points it was obviously about to get locked from getting too heated. it's the exact same thing with your 104 off-topic posts in that zeitgeist thread. both you and i know how effective indirect satire is. why do you think my posts in the last few pages of this thread (or the other countless ones throughout this thread) went back to on-topic? because people weren't taking the debate so personally anymore. just please stop trying to police HF just because you were earlier policed and almost banned in the beginning. thanks.
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