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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 08:17 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By Bob001
You chose not to quote some of the rest of the...

You chose not to quote some of the rest of the OED definition:

https://www-oed-com.dclibrary.idm.oclc.org/view/Entry/188279?redirectedFrom=squaw#eid
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
Once again, it doesn't matter what the intent was...

Once again, it doesn't matter what the intent was 150 years ago. It's a slur now, and that's why the names have been changed now.

And a lot of places in the U.S. have names that are now...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:39 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bob001
Your media are saying it's the "tail end" of Ian....

Your media are saying it's the "tail end" of Ian.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-brits-braced-hurricane-28126031
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
Oh for pete's sake. What does this even mean? The...

Oh for pete's sake. What does this even mean? The people who describe a problem shouldn't be heard because they're the people describing it? You've seen numerous reports by people who felt insulted...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bob001
Florida is different: TV reports are showing...

Florida is different: TV reports are showing alligators cruising in the floodwaters.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bob001
That's a nice thought, but nobody has a magic...

That's a nice thought, but nobody has a magic wand. New Orleans never recovered fully from Katrina, and Puerto Rico never came close to recovering from Maria. It took years to rebuild after Andrew,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 63,472
Posted By Bob001
Imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny...

Imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny assesses the Ukraine situation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/30/alexei-navalny-parliamentary-republic-russia-ukraine/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bob001
Official flood zones are mapped based on...

Official flood zones are mapped based on historical data. But this is being called a 500-year storm. I think it's really optimistic to hope that a lot of homes and businesses outside the flood zone...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bob001
How does anyplace recover from this? Houses and...

How does anyplace recover from this? Houses and roads and bridges that were built over years, sometimes decades, are gone in hours. How can people rebuild? How can they even remove the debris? And...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
It doesn't matter what anybody meant when these...

It doesn't matter what anybody meant when these places were populated by pioneers in covered wagons. The word is offensive now, and that's why the names were changed now. Why is this a problem?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
"The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"...

"The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" was written 180 years ago. Times change, and language evolves. When a word is used with intent to demean or disparage, it's a slur. "Huckleberry...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
Zipperhead. ...

Zipperhead.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=zipperhead

Glad to help.

For broader reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs
http://www.rsdb.org/
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
If he told me he didn't like being called a Celt...

If he told me he didn't like being called a Celt for whatever reason or no reason, and I insisted on repeating it, that would be willfully offensive and even taunting.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
What's your ethnic background? I'm pretty sure I...

What's your ethnic background? I'm pretty sure I could call you something you wouldn't like even if I insisted "But it's just a word!"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th September 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
Of course not, and there's no reason why they...

Of course not, and there's no reason why they should be. Many appear to refer to local names or geography.

Once again:
https://edits.nationalmap.gov/apps/gaz-domestic/public/all-official-sq-names
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
Here's one: ...

Here's one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaw

Also:

https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/the-word-squaw-offensive-or-not


The people who are the subject of a word get to decide...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
They already have. Many slurs are derived from...

They already have. Many slurs are derived from what were originally ordinary words, often in foreign languages. Where do you think the N-word came from?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
The Interior Secretary says that was its original...

The Interior Secretary says that was its original meaning in one language, but it came to be used differently.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,742
Posted By Bob001
Eliminating a slur

The Interior Dept. has removed the word squaw from the names of over 600 federal lands and replaced them with new names, which in many cases are remarkably creative.
...
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,142
Posted By Bob001
In fairness, many of those people probably...

In fairness, many of those people probably weren't willing to talk to her while they were still working in the White House. The worst example of negligence is probably Woodward actually recording...
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,142
Posted By Bob001
Another portrait of Dear Leader: ...

Another portrait of Dear Leader:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/28/trump-book-white-house-bomb-mexico/
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th September 2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,417
Views: 157,915
Posted By Bob001
How is the vaccination rate? Are most people...

How is the vaccination rate? Are most people vaccinated? Is there any resistance? Have the people who are dying generally been vaccinated?
Forum: USA Politics 28th September 2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
Actually I don't think that's quite correct. He...

Actually I don't think that's quite correct. He and his daddy refused to rent to black people in the first place.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th September 2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bob001
I have been called humor-impaired, but even I...

I have been called humor-impaired, but even I recognized the sarcasm.
Forum: USA Politics 27th September 2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
Trump, great egalitarian: ...

Trump, great egalitarian:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/haberman-book-trump-white-house-meeting-staffers-waiters-1234601180/
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 64,225
Posted By Bob001
But if that was true he would never have been...

But if that was true he would never have been able to talk about it, right?
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
https://thehill.com/regulation/3594072-what-is-the...

https://thehill.com/regulation/3594072-what-is-the-presidential-records-act/
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2071

Rarely enforced, probably because most Presidents and other officials...
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,142
Posted By Bob001
A portrait of Trump's Qanon camp followers: ...

A portrait of Trump's Qanon camp followers:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/09/26/trump-qanon-rallies-negative48/
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
The question is whether a former President should...

The question is whether a former President should be prosecuted, and for what. That's a decision made by U.S. attorneys and district attorneys, not judges. They decide what goes to trial, and they...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
They would certainly have tried, and it would...

They would certainly have tried, and it would also have been tremendously destructive and divisive for the country, much more so than Clinton's impeachment, which should never have happened. I'm all...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,142
Posted By Bob001
In effect the new law lifts the statute of...

In effect the new law lifts the statute of limitations for an existing crime. It doesn't create a new crime. And it is a civil case.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
Easy to say, but convicting Trump of actual...

Easy to say, but convicting Trump of actual crimes -- proving responsibility and intent for violating specific elements of specific laws -- won't be a slam dunk. He could be prosecuted and acquitted....
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
It's almost impossible to believe a president...

It's almost impossible to believe a president could be sentenced to actual prison. I could imagine house arrest in a property controlled by the government, maybe on a military base, or even a...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 169,638
Posted By Bob001
Michael Cohen weighs in: ...

Michael Cohen weighs in:
...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 90,472
Posted By Bob001
Any charges relating to Jan. 6 would originate in...

Any charges relating to Jan. 6 would originate in Washington. That's where the crimes were committed. And the likelihood of a diehard Trumper appearing on a D.C. jury is pretty small.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bob001
Why do you insist on the that? This is a civil...

Why do you insist on the that? This is a civil suit, not a criminal trial. Proving that Trump benefited from lying about matters of fact really shouldn't be hard. He lost on his scam foundation and...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bob001
A basic tool in real estate is comparables. An...

A basic tool in real estate is comparables. An appraiser or assessor looks at the actual sale prices of similar properties in the same place. Every property is unique, but when Trump claimed values...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bob001
Pretty basic summary here: ...

Pretty basic summary here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/21/letitia-james-trump-marketing/

If he lied about the value of his assets -- up or down -- to borrow more money, to...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 43,113
Posted By Bob001
Apparently at least one more Jan. 6 hearing is...

Apparently at least one more Jan. 6 hearing is coming up. For anyone who wants a refresher, all the previous hearings are on a House website.
https://january6th.house.gov/legislation/hearings
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By Bob001
A judgment or settlement could shut down his...

A judgment or settlement could shut down his business and cost him hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. His lenders might call in their outstanding loans. The impact could be more severe than a...
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,142
Posted By Bob001
E. Jean Carroll plans to sue Trump under new NY...

E. Jean Carroll plans to sue Trump under new NY law for raping her.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/20/politics/e-jean-carroll-trump-new-york-adult-survivors-act/index.html
Forum: USA Politics 21st September 2022, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,142
Posted By Bob001
NY AG sues Trump and the kids for fraud. ...

NY AG sues Trump and the kids for fraud.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/21/trump-sued-new-york-letitia-james/
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 64,225
Posted By Bob001
Is it possible that MTG is really doing a comedy...

Is it possible that MTG is really doing a comedy routine?
...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 169,638
Posted By Bob001
Trump openly embraces Qanon. ...

Trump openly embraces Qanon.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bc-us-trump-qanon_n_63248b35e4b082746be99f3a


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/19/trump-qanon-song-rally-video-ohio-vance
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,293
Posted By Bob001
I don't want to step too far into this. But...

I don't want to step too far into this. But "non-white" is not the same as "black." The three-percent claim was about "black persons." The UK itself says that 3.3% of the population of England and...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,293
Posted By Bob001
Well, there's no doubt about what killed JFK. It...

Well, there's no doubt about what killed JFK. It was actually filmed. The debate is about all the conspiracy theories around it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,293
Posted By Bob001
I think most Americans would accept the results...

I think most Americans would accept the results of an autopsy, most likely conducted at Bethesda Naval Hospital. But there would be an autopsy, and the results would be released.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,293
Posted By Bob001
Considering that she was one of the most public...

Considering that she was one of the most public figures in the world, there is a broad need to know. Old or not, she was as vulnerable as anybody else to bad medical care, prescription errors, a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,293
Posted By Bob001
Considering that she was conducting her normal...

Considering that she was conducting her normal official business in front of media without apparent impairment two days before she died, it's a fair question. "Being old" doesn't usually appear on...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th September 2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 20,293
Posted By Bob001
Seems like the questions to ask are whether...

Seems like the questions to ask are whether Victoria really needs a $1b hospital and where's the money coming from? Naming rights don't seem as important.
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