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Re: Black Lives Matter Bollocks

#621 Post by prospector » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:46 pm

Why does this BLM have to be exported?

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national ... d=msedgdhp

If she is so disgusted at our society, why did she not take her expertise to Zimbabwe or Uganda, or Nigeria, or Niger, anywhere where her complaints would not matter, and would create no animosity at all.

"In truth, there is nothing new about a black man being murdered by police.' And there would be little new about policemen being murdered by black men. Or perhaps she has never heard of the crime rate and murders committed by whom against whom in Chicago just as one example, or the white farmers being murdered in South Africa as another.

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#622 Post by prospector » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 am

Further to previous post: endogenous adj; Said of depression: with no external cause. ???

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#623 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:41 pm

Way to go Trader Joe's! :-bd :YMAPPLAUSE:

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/trade ... -is-racist

Trader Joe's to keep popular international food labels, denies packaging is racist
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Trader Joe's seemed to reverse a decision to rebrand some of its international food labels, denying that the packaging is racist.

After saying earlier this month that it is replacing "any variations" on the name Trader Joe's, the company said in an announcement on its website it will keep "products that resonate with our customers" on the shelves. For decades, the chain has used names like Trader Giotto's, Trader José's and Trader Ming's on international foods.

"Recently we have heard from many customers reaffirming that these name variations are largely viewed in exactly the way they were intended­—as an attempt to have fun with our product marketing," the company wrote.

Trader Joe's has not responded to a request for comment on which labels will be continued.

Previous: Trader Joe's to update packaging for international foods

The grocery chain affirmed that it is discontinuing some older names or product lines that weren't selling well following a review that began a couple of years ago.

A Change.org petition organized by California high school senior Briones Bedell demanding changes to Trader Joe's branding has garnered more than 4,800 signatures as of Wednesday, but the chain said it does "not make decisions based on petitions."


The petition demanded that Trader Joe's packaging "belies a narrative of exoticism that perpetuates harmful stereotypes."

The grocer said it bases its decisions on feedback from customers and crew members and that if it feels there is a need for a change, the company will "not hesitate to take action."

Earlier this month, the company noted that while the variations on "Joe's" "may have been rooted in a lighthearted attempt at inclusiveness, we recognize that it may now have the opposite effect."

"We made the decision several years ago to use only the Trader Joe's name on our products moving forward," Kenya Friend-Daniel, Trader Joe's national director of public relations, had said. "Since then, we have been in the process of updating older labels and replacing any variations with the name Trader Joe's, and we will continue do so until we complete this important work."

No date had been set for when the packaging was supposed to be updated.

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Re: Black Lives Matter Bollocks

#624 Post by Pontius Navigator » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:53 am

What the American in New Zealand has experienced is not racism per se but more xenophobia. She should accept she is an outcast. 'not one of us'. Not of of us is probably of more significance than is generally acknowledged.

For example an aircrew would group together. Once, in UK we saw some soldiers having a break in a motorway rest area - no way would any of them have associated with mere civilians and vica versa.

The soldiers also split into two groups too, whites in one group, non-white in another. It is just the way it is.

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#625 Post by prospector » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:03 pm

, " The soldiers also split into two groups too, whites in one group, non-white in another. It is just the way it is."

Maybe it harks back to the days before uniforms were the norm, to tell who were friends and who were not.

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#626 Post by FD2 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:04 pm

Thanks for posting that Phlyer, it's amazing that probably over 4,800 people have by now signed that petition to say they think that this is a real 'issue'. Some day soon they may disappear up their own backsides and leave us in peace.
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#627 Post by FD2 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:22 pm

Prospector -
If she is so disgusted at our society, why did she not take her expertise to Zimbabwe or Uganda, or Nigeria, or Niger, anywhere where her complaints would not matter, and would create no animosity at all.


I suspect because by and large those countries are over-crowded shitholes, run by corrupt people, often kept afloat by China, and if she spoke out against the 'system' she would be banged up in prison. There are a few shining examples where they are trying to run things properly, but not enough. She could join MSF - a very worthy organisation which works in those parts of the world.

I have come across 'attitudes' in New Zealand but it's almost always directed at lazy people of any colour who expect the State to support them and make no effort to run their lives responsibly. They are invariably 'victims' of this or that.
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#628 Post by barkingmad » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:36 am

Do we take it from this movement to “adjust” the parameters for BAMEs, from those used for Europeans and other non-BAME groups, that they want to work to a greater figure? (No pun intended!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/ ... 74e35b1df8

Not content with whingeing about their fatality rates from Covid-1984 they now want to move the goalposts to permit higher BMIs for their group.

Even if this dispensation was implemented immediately, would there in future be a case for discrimination against them following the inevitable higher fatality rates which could be experienced and attributed to the change in health recommendations?

This is a dangerous and unwise aspiration and more thought and hard science and proof needed before embarking on such a ‘dispensation’.

Any of the overweight fraction of the population are going to push for exemption from the necessity to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and the playing of the race card is a very dangerous precedent.

It’s not long ago we were seeing the evidence of a ‘Fat is Beautiful’ movement breaking out, pushed by those who felt they were the victims of ‘fat-shaming’. Now that the adverse health effects of excess weight and lack of fitness seem to be getting highlighted as potentially fatal due to the pan(dem)ic stats, the other long-term evident risks from diabetes type 2, heart attack and stroke risk seems to have been forgotten in the current plague obsession.

The inhibition imposed by PC on GPs and health professionals from using the words “yer too fat, lose some or suffer” has reaped an awful harvest of extra strain on NHS resources so it’s time the balance was restored.

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#629 Post by FD2 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:50 pm

Two interesting discussions on the BLM subject:



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#630 Post by FD2 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:52 pm

A star of the future:



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#631 Post by barkingmad » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:50 am

FD2, alas your 2 posted vids, in post # 629 for discussion, won’t play oop north in UK?

Do you have alternative links please?

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#632 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:59 am

BM OK South Of the Humber

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#633 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:08 am

I see in the Larry Elder clip that Spanish subtitles Black is Negro.

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#634 Post by FD2 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:40 am

Here they are, I have split the links between https and the colon so you should be able to play them yourself if you rejoin them:

https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCOCqQpcsAA

https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G6nx2Q6G0M

Of course racism exists all over the world, but I think it's important to try and keep a balanced picture - most of the coverage of the BLM issue has been one sided and often hysterical on the part of the white 'woke' fraternity. (Oops, that's sexist isn't it?!) If hatred rears its head and it's not between races, it will be between countries, religions, or even different sects of one religion.
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#635 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:24 pm

FD2, not to forget football matches.

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#636 Post by fin » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:23 pm

While garbage piles up on the streets and people shoot one another several times a day, the twice-elected mayor of nyc is taking a "hard look" at the seal of NYC to see if it might, just possibly, under very close critical examination, possibly be offensive to anyone.

Meanwhile, a guy who painted a blue line in front of a Police Station in NYC was given a court order to cease & desist.

Tyranny of a minority. Very ugly.
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#637 Post by om15 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:26 pm

Tyranny of a minority. Very ugly.
Well put, here we have Covid spreading like the plague through certain areas of our society, the reasons are obvious but we have to pretend that they aren't, meanwhile a policeman is attacked trying to prevent a crowd of Eid supporters from breaking social distance measures. However, in this case we can sit back with our arms folded and let nature take its course.
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#638 Post by OFSO » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:53 pm

Trouble is om., they are not all dying of it and are using up NHS resources. From some viewpoints CV is not the Perfect Virus we thought it would be and has not eliminated the useless idiots and then dispersed.

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#639 Post by barkingmad » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:01 pm

All you white folk out there need to get up to speed with your diversity training currency;

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/b ... 0479155348

It almost makes me ashamed to be of the same species and colour as this nutter! ~X(

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#640 Post by TheGreenGoblin » Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:13 pm

I am white, my life matters despite the fact that heart is my black. Pity my penis isn't... =))

Sorry I know I am out of order.. :))

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