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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:05 PM
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Got 2 points...

For calling 2 members older white guys LoL! I bet that's a first here. I know that demographic of people are usually persecuted but I was only making the observation when these members said that prejudice and race are no longer factors in America. Yes I know its a silly statement and some how less offensive than being called a white man! I'll eat the points rather than erase my observation. I'm sure I ll get more for this...
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:06 PM
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For calling 2 members older white guys LoL! I bet that's a first here. I know that demographic of people are usually persecuted but I was only making the observation when these members said that prejudice and race are no longer factors in America. Yes I know its a silly statement and some how less offensive than being called a white man! I'll eat the points rather than erase my observation. I'm sure I ll get more for this...
I didn't even know you were talking about me!
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Let's see if I can call myself an old white guy and get away with it. I'm bald with crooked teeth besides. But I'm good with pets.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:51 PM
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For calling 2 members older white guys LoL! I bet that's a first here. I know that demographic of people are usually persecuted
That is correct.

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but I was only making the observation when these members said that prejudice and race are no longer factors in America.
This member said no such thing. Now you are making mistaken assertions about the contents of that thread.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Some times it is about context and sometimes it is about content

I don't think "older white guy" carries the same impact as "old white man"

And then repeating the 'old' component.. to include health issues, memory issues, an inability to comprehend modern concepts...

All of that stuff pushes the boundary quite far.

as an example:

You started a thread to explain your indifference to the moderators opinion. You started it here in LTUP.. to show the members (not the staff) just how you feel. This thread would be better placed in Site Chat.

You began it with a false representation of your actions.

older white guys does not equal old white man

If I was to characterize this action as "typical sleazoid BS from a known troll" (and I won't)

It would be against site rules.

However If I was to post instead "you should reconsider your post, ...it looks to me like you have overlooked some important details"

....that would be just fine..

Context, content ..two good things to consider.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:53 PM
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why is everyone so racially thin skinned. I would get no more offended if someone called me a white derogatory name than if they called me ANY name.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 04:58 PM
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why is everyone so racially thin skinned. I would get no more offended if someone called me a white derogatory name than if they called me ANY name.
Indeed. It's just like water off a windshield, right?
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Some times it is about context and sometimes it is about content

Context, content ..two good things to consider.
This ^^^^^^..... and along with intentions and tone.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 05:41 PM
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why is everyone so racially thin skinned. I would get no more offended if someone called me a white derogatory name than if they called me ANY name.
I don't recall anyone being thin skinned on this.

He doesn't mention he was the one who brought up race to begin with when confronted with ideas in which not one other person had even mentioned race.

My comments to him were about the fact that he was the one who'd thrown the card.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:10 PM
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I never said it didn't exist any more. I say one thing, you hear another.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:10 PM
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I do find the moderation 'moderately' tiresome at times - sure if you are deliberately obtuse or rude to the point of stupidity but I just got a point (points mean prizes - right.....) for something really trivial!

Not complaining - I'm (very...) used to it now - it's not a democracy, it's a private site and entirely up to the owners.

When my points give me a holiday - well that's what I do!
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:11 PM
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I never said it didn't exist any more. I say one thing, you hear another.
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it's very real in their heads...sure.

We elected a white black president. When does the race card cease? When those who profit from it decide they don't want to any more?
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:15 PM
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Which of those indicated this notion I claimed it doesn't exist any longer?

Race hustlers profit from continuing this meme beyond when it is a factor worth making excuses for.

Do you actually think they will *ever* decide racism is no longer a major determinant?
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