Started by Cassia, March 18, 2021, 10:44:11 PM
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 22, 2021, 12:26:19 AMI have one: world's oldest joke (that we know of)
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on March 22, 2021, 07:58:38 AMThylacine.
Quote from: Cassia on March 20, 2021, 10:39:01 AMWhen you look back at historical film and photos of people out-and-about I am often struck by how "well dressed" they are. ...
Quote from: SGOS on March 20, 2021, 09:00:28 AMAnd I grew up with those hats. I never had one, because they were for adults. When I got to be that age, the hats were out, and long hair was in.
Quote from: Cassia on March 22, 2021, 08:07:45 AMI had to look up the correct pronunciation. With the "hard-i" it does sound "Australian".
Quote from: Mike Cl on March 22, 2021, 02:08:43 PMBlackleaf, you said this in another thread: Texas is practically its own country. It's only the Southern part of Texas that's shit. The rest is fine. And if we could get rid of Abbot, we'll be much better. Florida is the place that, after a school shooting that made national news, decided not to even discuss gun control at all, instead choosing to discuss the "dangers of pornography." Florida has such a reputation for craziness, they turned it into a meme with Florida Man. lolDid not feel my response would be appropriate for that thread content. So, I'll post here. My dad was from Texas, and I still have a bunch of relatives in Texas, mainly in and around Houston. I've been in Texas several times. Not impressed--too hot. And being from Oregon, a state with a much better history than racist Texas. After all, we never had those 'colored' and 'whites' signs all over the place. Well, more scales dropped from my eyes in the past week. Saw an article that had this info:Oregonâ€™s history of racismWhile we may think of Oregon as a progressive state, our history is steeped in racism. The territorial legislature passed a Black exclusion law in 1844. When Oregon became a state in 1859 in the run up to the Civil War, the original constitution banned slavery, but it also prohibited Black people from residing here or owning real estate. Black and Chinese people were originally denied the right to vote. In 1923, Oregon prohibited Japanese Americans from owning real property and allowed cities to deny them business licenses. Two decades later, federal internment camps held approximately 4,000 Oregonians of Japanese ancestry, despite their citizenship. More recently, banks and real estate professionals engaged in a racist lending practice known as â€œredliningâ€ to keep people out of neighborhoods because of race or nationality. The effects of Oregonâ€™s systemic racism are still felt today.The above illustrates how my awareness is shaped. Even with a history degree from college, I did not realize the above. I should have been very aware of those facts. I have visited two Oregon towns that had extensive tunnels dug under the city by Chinese workers. Why? Because there was a law on the Oregon books that allowed a Chinese person who is out after dark to be gunned down with impunity. The tunnels were so extensive that the Chinese had a little town in them--jails, barber shops, laundries, shops, opium dens, meeting places, etc. The prostitutes also used those same tunnels frequently. Anyway, it shocked me when I learned those facts, and it shouldn't have. I guess for me to fully understand the extent of just how very, very racist this country is and has been, I have to be slapped up-side the head to get my attention.
Quote from: aitm on March 22, 2021, 06:15:55 PMUnfortunately the racist have not only crawled out of their holes, been a shit load of them sitting next to us all along jes playing nice. Massive disappointment in my life.