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October 16, 2011, 07:59:33 PM
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Assume all Hispanics ( or "beaners" as I saw one idiot refer to them elsewhere on this forum ) are illegal aliens,
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Heh.  That was me.  'beaner' is a word which rhymes somewhat with 'border'.  It was a semi-inside joke which, unsurprisingly, went right over your head.  The intended recipient, who had had some goings around with someone who seemed to care significantly about...er.... immigration issues, seemed to have gotten.

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October 16, 2011, 08:27:42 PM
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Assume all Hispanics ( or "beaners" as I saw one idiot refer to them elsewhere on this forum ) are illegal aliens,
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Heh.  That was me.  'beaner' is a word which rhymes somewhat with 'border'.  It was a semi-inside joke which, unsurprisingly, went right over your head.  The intended recipient, who had had some goings around with someone who seemed to care significantly about...er.... immigration issues, seemed to have gotten.



I apologize if I considered you a racist when what you were actually doing was speaking out against that type of thing. 

This thread is perhaps a good example of how satire(sarcasm etc.) isn't always obvious on forums like this, especially
to new people who are not familiar with the dynamics existing among long time members. 


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October 16, 2011, 10:49:35 PM
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October 16, 2011, 10:58:31 PM
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Assume all Hispanics ( or "beaners" as I saw one idiot refer to them elsewhere on this forum ) are illegal aliens,
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Heh.  That was me.  'beaner' is a word which rhymes somewhat with 'border'.  It was a semi-inside joke which, unsurprisingly, went right over your head.  The intended recipient, who had had some goings around with someone who seemed to care significantly about...er.... immigration issues, seemed to have gotten.



I apologize if I considered you a racist when what you were actually doing was speaking out against that type of thing. 

This thread is perhaps a good example of how satire(sarcasm etc.) isn't always obvious on forums like this, especially
to new people who are not familiar with the dynamics existing among long time members. 



Atlas is looking for an apology, also: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=47508.msg566408#msg566408

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October 17, 2011, 12:35:53 AM
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Lol.  That wasn't me. I was channeling David Icke.   Wink

It was making fun of the kind of conspiracy stuff which Alex Jones is famous for.  It was not an attack on
any particular individual, let alone a newbie to the forum, but on taking certain speculations and fears to
unwarranted extremes, beyond the evidence (hmm... like some people on this forum perhaps).   
Call me a hypocrite if you want.  Does that excuse your behavior towards Ragnar? 

I should've known I would become a target of your cyber-stalking. Will you spare my family and friends?

I feel I made my point, whether it is agreed with or not, so I will walk on.


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October 17, 2011, 01:41:46 AM
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Assume all Hispanics ( or "beaners" as I saw one idiot refer to them elsewhere on this forum ) are illegal aliens,

Around here (Michigan) we have a chain of nice coffee houses that was called "Beaners". It is kinda like Starbucks, but better. Just a couple years ago they changed their name to "Bigbys", keeping the big B they had on the sign. I liked the old name better.

When I was a kid we used to have 'Sambo's pancake house or something.  There was a set of tiles around the ceiling with the story of 'Little Black Sambo' and how he ran around some lions so fast he made a ring of butter.  Something like that.  The chain changed their name to something else.  Dunno if they were outside the Pacific Northwest or not.

I certainly don't long for the good old days, and I think it is good taste to re-name an unfortunately named establishments, but the politically correct stuff is all kinds of amusing to poke fun at.  I personally would patronize a 'honkies' or 'crackers' or 'Thai-food-Mary's or order a 'mad cow burger' without hesitation because I find the stuff wildly funny.  I probably would avoid something that had name which was derogatory to minorities (unless I was in that minority) just in case the owners actually meant it.  Similarly, I avoid buying things which I know the owners are either racist, or worse in my opinion, actively exploit people.  I pay attention to this, at least slightly, when buying shoes for instance.

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Actually I just read up on Sambo's on Wikipedia.  They change Little Black Sambo from an African to an Indian (India Indian that is...benefits by clarification to Northwestern US natives of a certain age as 'Indian' is how we referred to Native Americans who actually did exist in the population.)  Nice try.  It didn't work...they apparently didn't anticipate the influx of people from the Indian subcontinent and more or less folded.  The building we mostly went to did change to something else.  Maybe Denny's.


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October 17, 2011, 02:20:56 AM
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Assume all Hispanics ( or "beaners" as I saw one idiot refer to them elsewhere on this forum ) are illegal aliens,

Around here (Michigan) we have a chain of nice coffee houses that was called "Beaners". It is kinda like Starbucks, but better. Just a couple years ago they changed their name to "Bigbys", keeping the big B they had on the sign. I liked the old name better.

When I was a kid we used to have 'Sambo's pancake house or something.  There was a set of tiles around the ceiling with the story of 'Little Black Sambo' and how he ran around some lions so fast he made a ring of butter.  Something like that.  The chain changed their name to something else.  Dunno if they were outside the Pacific Northwest or not.

I certainly don't long for the good old days, and I think it is good taste to re-name an unfortunately named establishments, but the politically correct stuff is all kinds of amusing to poke fun at.  I personally would patronize a 'honkies' or 'crackers' or 'Thai-food-Mary's or order a 'mad cow burger' without hesitation because I find the stuff wildly funny.  I probably would avoid something that had name which was derogatory to minorities (unless I was in that minority) just in case the owners actually meant it.  Similarly, I avoid buying things which I know the owners are either racist, or worse in my opinion, actively exploit people.  I pay attention to this, at least slightly, when buying shoes for instance.

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Actually I just read up on Sambo's on Wikipedia.  They change Little Black Sambo from an African to an Indian (India Indian that is...benefits by clarification to Northwestern US natives of a certain age as 'Indian' is how we referred to Native Americans who actually did exist in the population.)  Nice try.  It didn't work...they apparently didn't anticipate the influx of people from the Indian subcontinent and more or less folded.  The building we mostly went to did change to something else.  Maybe Denny's.


You racist bastard! You can't fool me! You were making a connection of Sambo's to Denny's. What next? China Town to Walmart or My Little Pony to Star Trek?

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October 17, 2011, 02:26:55 AM
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Lol.  That wasn't me. I was channeling David Icke.   Wink

It was making fun of the kind of conspiracy stuff which Alex Jones is famous for.  It was not an attack on
any particular individual, let alone a newbie to the forum, but on taking certain speculations and fears to
unwarranted extremes, beyond the evidence (hmm... like some people on this forum perhaps).   
Call me a hypocrite if you want.  Does that excuse your behavior towards Ragnar? 

I should've known I would become a target of your cyber-stalking. Will you spare my family and friends?

I feel I made my point, whether it is agreed with or not, so I will walk on.


What behavior towards Ragnar are you speaking of?

How am I cyber-stalking you?

What point did you make?

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October 17, 2011, 02:31:03 AM
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Shut up newfags. Ragnar is totally Atlas.
I am not.

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October 17, 2011, 02:32:08 AM
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Ragnar = Atlas parody from SA

Can we finally move on now?

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October 17, 2011, 02:35:20 AM
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Ragnar = Atlas parody from SA

Can we finally move on now?


  Just as 'RatherGood', imho...

  new-new-old-new-fags are so > 1996

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October 17, 2011, 02:36:59 AM
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Ragnar = Atlas parody from SA

Can we finally move on now?
I really shouldn't bother with this for the third time. I'm still curious. What is SA?

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October 17, 2011, 02:40:10 AM
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Ragnar = Atlas parody from SA

Can we finally move on now?
I'm still bi-curious. What is SA?

  Someone's Armoire ; with something hidden inside....

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October 17, 2011, 02:55:52 AM
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Ragnar = Atlas parody from SA

Can we finally move on now?
I'm still bi-curious. What is SA?

  Someone's Armoire ; with something hidden inside....

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October 17, 2011, 02:58:12 AM
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What is the average age on this forum?

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October 17, 2011, 02:59:57 AM
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What is the average age on this forum?

I once read that it's 21.4 years, which isn't to bad.

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October 17, 2011, 03:02:05 AM
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What is the average age on this forum?
Same as you. Late high schoolish.
I don't know what gave you that impression. I finished my time long ago.

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October 17, 2011, 03:02:14 AM
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What is the average age on this forum?

Ages 13 to or 50

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October 17, 2011, 03:04:26 AM
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What is the average age on this forum?

I once read that it's 21.4 years, which isn't to bad.


Ha. Well, I need some youth in my blood especially with what I am working on.

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October 17, 2011, 03:07:07 AM
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What is the average age on this forum?

Ages 13 to or 50

  I believe its 50 going on 13 for most of us. Been around the block so many times we are going back in time as well...   Wink

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