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1) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1615997)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Hev
The Art of War is not an art you understand or are talented in.

Coming from a bookworm with no experience himself to rely on is insulting to say the least.


It's amazing what you can learn from books. They are so powerful that now and again dictators have to burn them.
2) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615367)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Hev
Well one of the times it happened was in the afternoon. While my black friends would be stopped by the police on a regular basis for running for the bus, I got a ride home once for holding up a bus for over an hour after the bus conductor falsely accused me of not paying the correct fare. Have you ever been stopped by the police for running for a bus?

I've just got an extreme stubborn streak when I know I'm right. Luckily I'm white and the police simply give me a ride home when I've dug my heels in over something.

Hold on, that story is two separate matters in one. Firstly it is being suggested that the police would usually think that a black man running is doing so, because he is more likely than a white person to have done something wrong, and is legging it away from the scene of the crime. That is pure racism, based on colour, unless there are police stats to the contrary.

The second matter is one of alleged fare dodging. Standing up for ones personal principles is perfectly laudable, but when it inconveniences others to a large degree, that could even be seen as a bit selfish. Could it be that the police deliberately drove you home to make sure that you didn't cause any more trouble that day?

In the UK that wouldn't have happened, within 5 minutes the driver would have called for a police presence, you would have been "escorted" off the bus, and the vehicle allowed to continue on it's way. The matter would then have been dealt with, one way or the other. I would have paid up, then gone straight down to the Bus Managers office and given them bloody hell, with a full report to the local papers. And demanded compensation and a public apology for being falsely accused.

From ES's general experiences over the last couple of years I don't think I'd want to live in Canada!


Wrong Chris, the bus incident happened in Central London UK. Plenty of other buses for people to take.
3) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1613648)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Hev
This thread is going nowhere in the fast lane and is out of control.


Could you please clarify? Seems perfectly fine to me.
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1613546)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Hev
I'll just chuck this in for now, I have to run...

Ideology a Brief Guide, source John Lye, Dept. of English Language & Literature, Brock University, Canada
5) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1613535)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Hev
Racist? [yes you are]

Well actually, no I'm not.

Extremely unlikely. I'm sure ES99 will be able to identify hundreds of ways you are, which you don't even realize exist.


I agree Gary, the internalized racism is unconscious and although you can be non racist in a conscious/rational way, when you become conscious of your own racism then it is very uncomfortable. But becoming aware of how much we are, is a step in the right direction. I think this is also one of the problems also with institutionalized racism, not being aware that it exists.

It is very complex.
6) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1613457)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Hev
You don't have to be born Canadian to be prime minister, just a Canadian citizen.

Somebody send the invite off please.
7) Message boards : Politics : Make justice happen (Message 1613450)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Hev
And in keeping with the blood on Blair's hands there was also the mysterious death of David Kelly, the United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq..

"After telling Her Majesty's Government there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. He told David Broucher, a former British Ambassador. "I will probably be found dead in the woods."
When he was found dead in the woods Tony Blair was asked.
“Have you got blood on your hands.” Blair refused to answer."

Who Killed Kelly?
8) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1613196)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Hev


So you are not going to explain what you found so offensive about the post you bought up, despite being so outraged about it?

Now that there's another break in the cricket I'll answer you.

The reason has already been posted, but I'll explain it a bit more clearly just for your benefit.

I've been kicking around many forums since '97 and I'd have imagined that you should've been around long enough to have come across this as well (but I could be wrong), whether written or not, it has always been regarded as extremely offensive to bring someone else's family into a discussion like that just to make a point, in a lot of forums doing this would get you permanently banned.

It's ok for someone to bring their own family into a discussion, but not for someone else to do so, that's just regarded as the lowest of low acts.

Now do you understand why people react the way they do when this is done?

BTW, just for the record, I've yet to be banned or put on holidays from any forum that I've ever been involved with and I've also been a mod in several of them so maybe that will explain where I'm coming from to your satisfaction.

Now it's back to the cricket for me.

Edited for spelling, wording and punctuation mistakes.


Could you please source these rules for me? I have never heard of them, perhaps if they exist they should be put in the forum rules.

Although it seems unfair to bring your own family into a discussion to make a point but not to let others respond to this point.
9) Message boards : Politics : Make justice happen (Message 1613194)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Hev
Hang all war criminals!

No, celttooth. Civilised countries do not have capital punishment. Civilised countries do not have torture either.

And, in civilised countries, everybody is innocent until proven guilty. Therefore Osama bin Laden was murdered as an innocent man, however much he might have been a suspect. He was never brought before court. I would rather, the proper procedure to be followed.


While I can sympathise with Celttooth's sentiments (and I have this constant vision of lamp posts in my mind) I agree that civilised countries do not have capital punishment or torture.

I would like to see these criminals brought to justice along with Tony Blair and his accomplices, remembering that our morals must be better than theirs. They all have blood on their hands.
10) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1612873)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Hev
Ay up Brand, you Mockney git, pound shops are useful & Enoch was right!

Brand v Farage

God help London if it ever happened!

Brand for Mayor?

Psst, Russell, are you aware that fools like you are giving UKIP all the free publicity they want?


Thanks for the link, Sirius, to Question Time. I'm a great fan of Russell Brand and Enoch Powell was wrong.
11) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1612858)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Hev
What concerns me is that the "private messages" are being brought into the thread anyway by giving a flavour of what their content is. As this is used to bolster personal attacks on people publicly then I do think that it was a fair question to ask.

I am well aware of the rules around private messages.
12) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1612566)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Hev
Es99, before making a post you should stand back and have a good hard look at what you have typed before you actually hit the reply button.

Some of us here may have some heated discussions at times with each other, but we never bring someone else's family into them, so are you deigning making this post (just for starters)?

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75112&postid=1606215

You have offended a great many of us here lately and at least 2 of those that I know of have been African Americans, who now no longer post here just because of you and your attitude (and you say that you're trying to support them against racism?), though a number of others have also made the same choice not to post here for the same reason (you).

Many PM boxes have also been running hot around here lately and the main subject has been you and your totally over the top, abusive and offensive posts, so what do you take home from that?

It's about time that you take a good hard look at yourself because ATM all you are doing is making enemies out of a lot of us.

Now that's the truth as great many of us here see it, but I guess that you'll just ignore the truth as usually and just stick with your own twisted thoughts of the what you see as the truth.

Now it's up to you, but I guess that you'll just delete this post to, as you're inclined to do just because you don't like the opinions of your peers.


Would you mind posting the said private messages? If such messages are indeed being passed around they are part of the discussion and it might be useful to see what is being said outside of this thread.
13) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1611877)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Hev
The answer is very simple Es99, start your own thread, then you can rant and rave as much as you like about your "ist"s and "ism"s to your heart's content. ;-)

Cheers.

Your wink at the end of your post doesn't take away your post's offensiveness.
14) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1610532)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Hev
'They' Say this Country 'is' Going Brown by Whatever Date, much Like Climate Change 'is' Going To Destroy Us by Whatever Date.

GOoD. Brown Can Have This Country and Climate Change Can Have The World.

Yep.

' '

That's very interesting Screaming, considering how we all began in Africa. Back to our roots?
15) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1603828)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Hev
This is what humanity is capable of:

forgiveness and reconciliation, the Spirit of Enniskillen

Gordon Wilson lived very much on this planet.
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603492)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Hev
@Terror Australis I don't know if you have ever feared that you would be killed by your partner but I know plenty of women who did.

One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence violence from partner
17) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603479)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Hev
"The following statement was issued on 19 November 2014 by the Executive Committee of the American Astronomical Society on behalf of the AAS Council:...........etc. etc.

Methinks it would have been equally valid to have posted that in the "Political Correctness" thread.... It reads like an "insert company name here" pro forma downloadable from the web

Women CAN do anything a man can do (no argument from me there), drive monster trucks on mining sites, fly commercial airliners, fighter jets and space shuttles, captain vessels of aircraft carrier size, contribute massively to scientific advancement, be hard hitting investigative journalists reporting from war zones, design and repair complex electronic equipment, run major companies, in fact any job that requires physical stamina, mental stamina and intelligence. All this, yet as soon as a man appears on the scene, they turn into delicate, cowering, simpering vestal virgins who require special protection and reassurance in case he might "offend" them.

It's a conundrum I have yet to find the answer to.

T.A.

Think about it.

(edit) and to your further post - you think two people is a mob?
18) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603417)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Hev
It is impossible to have a debate with an entrenched misogynist.....

Even harder to have one with an entrenched misandrist...

...

Some of us are born misandrist, some of us achieve misandry and some of us, after trying to reason with you, have misandry thrust upon us.

Its starting to feel like the rational choice.

Indeed.
19) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603285)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Hev
I am afraid it is you that is naive because you are unwilling to listen to the very people that are trying to tell you there is a problem. Ask any of those women you speak about what it is like to be a woman in science and I'd be very surprised if any of them would say that had it just as hard as their male colleagues. However, even if they did tell you that (which a lot of women did when they complained about the shirt) you don't want to hear it.

There is only ONE person beating the drum here and that is you. A couple of others have come in with snide comments on the side but nothing that contributes anything to the debate.

If you valued the opinion of women in science you actually listen to us when we tell you there is problem.

Like any good scientist I would not make a statement without doing my research, and of the THREE women scientists I know personally, NONE of them feels they have been in anyway belittled, degraded or discriminated against by their male colleagues (or the shirt), nor have they noticed any "discrimination" against other female scientists in their laboratories. These opinions were delivered verbally, thus were not limited to 145 characters.

I also note your second attempt to compare the "plight" of women scientists to that of Black People. To me, this just indicates you have run out of ideas and are grasping at straws to make a point. It is a totally invalid comparison, reeks of paranoia, and does nothing for your credibility.

T.A.


It is impossible to have a debate with an entrenched misogynist. My two cents as an elderly female who has dealt with this crap from a very early age.
20) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1595740)
Posted 1 Nov 2014 by Profile Hev
Name change


I can't believe this custom is still taking place.

I fought with the UK passport office in 1968 to keep my own name. They refused, I insisted so they looked in their big book of rules and found an exception for me under Scottish law (being born in Scotland might have helped). I then had a handwritten note in my passport to say I was the wife of so and so and that has a big stamp over it. Did he have the same written in his passport, I don't think so.

I still have my own name and it has made life much easier to claim pensions etc. less paperwork.


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