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  1. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Sorry to hurt your feelings, if you’d like to enlighten us bigots feel free
     
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    Im not opposed to the comments, but im not sure this is where it needs it needs to be aired. MAGA!
     
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    Not that I'm condoning the use of racial slurs, but let me ask you a question? So I'm driving to work this morning and switch to KCBS to get the traffic. They are talking about Elizabeth Warren. They then play a clip of some gal that says that she likes Warren's ideas and the fact that she's not an "old white guy." So tell me how this is any different? How is this not racist and ageism? And there has been a CONSTANT onslaught against this exact demographic the last 10 years by the biased liberal media and progressives, most of which run the liberal media. So if the prior is not socially acceptable than neither should the latter.

    Liberals sure like to bash the founders and people that built this country, but yet they do love enjoying all the perks that go with it. While not everything was perfect with the founding, development and maintenance of our country, I defy you to provide even one that is any better.
     
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    If Trumps an A h***, Whats Pelosi? The Democrats have been on him since the inauguration.
    Who's divisive?
     
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    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    FWIW responding to issues raised earlier in the thread, here's a collegial opinion and perspective on the term "negro"...

    Is negro a bad word?

    There is no such thing as a bad word, only bad uses for words. Words are used for communication, the expression of thoughts and ideas. Nothing more. They cannot be innately good nor bad.

    That being said, the word negro has been used in positive, neutral, and negative ways, and for some people it automatically draws a negative connotation. The fact is that it has no connotation other than the derivation of a group of people. That group is distinguished as being neither Caucasian nor Mongoloid, the other two of the three great races.

    Anthropology teaches that there are three races of humans: Caucasian (people of northern European descent), Mongoloid (people of Northern and eastern Asian descent), and Negroid (people of Central and southern African descent). This is a classification system developed to describe the various races of humans, and ostensibly contains all of the sub-races (a scientific use of the term) of humans.

    The fact of the matter is that all three terms have come by the actions of a few to be considered offensive, although were not originally intended to be. The term negro, as a shortened form of Negroid, is one of these examples.

    It has been suggested that the word negro has its roots in Latin (niger), Portuguese (negro), and Greek (Négros), and was adopted by the Spanish. This is very well likely. The term translates as black, the color. It is extrapolated that this is a reference to skin color, and there is no reason to doubt this assumption. While people of African descent are more accurately brown, the use of labels such as the term Negro is intended to hyperbolize the differences between two individuals. Much as the word white is used to refer to Caucasian who are more accurately pink. This is what people do; it is human nature. It cannot be taught or conditioned out of behavior. It is part of what we are and how we behave.

    Consider for a moment: is there anything at all in existence that you can think of that does not have a name? The simple answer is "no." If it exists, if a conception (a manifestation of the ideal or form) of it exists, someone, somewhere has named it, given it a label, a way to identify it to another person. It becomes the manifestation of that quintessential human trait, pointing. No other animal on this planet has the ability to point. It can be argued that pointers point, but they do not. The canine breed pointer, does what it has been conditioned by nature and man to do, freeze facing in the direction of prey. Others argue that chimpanzees and other primates point, but the hand movement that approximates the human gesture of an raised arm and hand with the index finger extended is not pointing to a chimp or one of our other distant cousins. Pointing in the human sense is a way of indicating and recognizing something outside of ourselves, something different, AND calling attention of another of our kind to that something. In a single smooth, simple gesture we say when we point, "Hey, you who is like me, look at this thing to which I am gesturing that is different and interesting." In a nutshell, the totality of the human ability with language is just another way of pointing.

    By extension, this is what the term negro is. By extension, this is what every word ever created and conceived of by man is. It is pointing. Neither good nor bad, just indifferent. How you use it is another matter.
     
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    I agree Pelosi is worse and more corrupt, but that should not forgive Trump all of his terrible rhetoric.
     
  8. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    There is a dilemma indeed. After 8 years of stupid rhetoric, how upset ought we be about 3 years of terrible rhetoric.
     
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    All I know for sure. If Trump had his way. We could buy shot shells on line. You can bitch
    and moan about him all you want. He has our best interest at heart. He's protecting our
    2nd amendment rights. All the while, Gavin Newsom is taxing the **** out of us and giving our
    money away.
     
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    Newsom is the poster child for what a coke headed queer can do for/to your state!!
     

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