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[Misc] Only in America - 26/10/23 another mass shooting



BN41Albion

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Oct 1, 2017
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Same with the English.

For instance, they censor every single The Simpsons episode.

Example:



Same cultural heritage where dirty words and any indication that human beings have sex are still treated like the acts of Satan.

Err you've never been to England- how do you know?

And the Simpsons used to be on late afternoon here
 




Eeyore

Colonel Hee-Haw of Queen's Park
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Apr 5, 2014
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As a casual personal observation rather than it necessarily being factual, Americans in gateway cities seem to me to be much more liberal and educated than those in less populated areas. Having been to backwaters in Texas I was genuinely staggered by the racism, bigotry and general thickness of so many Texans I met. I am not a fan of Florida either, the way they treat Indians shocked and upset me. The West Coast I loved and I think I am the only person I know and have met that is not in love with New York, nothing to do with the inhabitants, I just felt a bit meh about it :shrug:
In many ways, I'd say the UK was a similar in a micro way. Although we don't really have the extremities. Some of that is because of UK law mind. If folk could say what they think and act as they chose, with little comeback, we'd probably look very different.
 




bluenitsuj

Listen to me!!!
Feb 26, 2011
4,449
Willingdon
Typical America. Its ok for everyone to have a gun though and kill each other.
 








Seagull58

In the Algarve
Jan 31, 2012
7,584
Vilamoura, Portugal
Looks like a case of fake news or "Rightwing cancel culture exists", but from the article....

"local media reported that Ms Carrasquilla did not know the reason she was asked to resign, but believed it was related to the complaints over the lesson.
They also said Ms Carrasquilla had been principal for less than one year."

More like diversity hire not up to the job so makes excuses.

From the Slate article..........
As I said in the Tallahassee Democrat, based on counsel from our employment lawyer, I’m not going to get into the reasons. But this wasn’t about that one issue. That’s not the entire truth, and she knows it. The fact is, I have been working with her since she became principal, and I have supported her as principal. But as I saw how things were going, how decisions were being made, I made the decision this was the best thing for the school.
It's not fake news. The primary reason for getting rid of her was that 3 parents complained that they weren't told in advance that their children would see pictures of the statue. The principal even gave instructions for the letter to be sent to all pupil's parents but it wasn't sent and she didn't check before the lesson. According to the School Board Chair, that was an "egregious mistake" worthy of demanding her resignation. White supremacy is the underlying theme of her removal though.
 


Baldseagull

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Jan 26, 2012
11,167
Crawley
Typical America. Its ok for everyone to have a gun though and kill each other.
I think it was Bill Hicks that had a bit in one of his comedy routines about Porn mags being on the top shelf, yet Guns and Ammo, Soldier of Fortune etc. were eyeline for ten year olds.
 














Crawley Dingo

Political thread tourist.
Mar 31, 2022
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It's not fake news. The primary reason for getting rid of her was that 3 parents complained that they weren't told in advance that their children would see pictures of the statue. The principal even gave instructions for the letter to be sent to all pupil's parents but it wasn't sent and she didn't check before the lesson. According to the School Board Chair, that was an "egregious mistake" worthy of demanding her resignation. White supremacy is the underlying theme of her removal though.
White supremacy is just the spectre in your head. If you read the Slate article the Principle states it was other reasons.
 






Motogull

Todd Warrior
Sep 16, 2005
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This T shirt. For some it means everything. For me it is a reasonable Room 101 list.

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Don't get me started on ultra maga. Do they do the 'lock her up' chant starting with woah woah woah?
 


Hamilton

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Jul 7, 2003
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Brighton
On the subject of "only in America", another school shooting today in Nashville. 3 children, 3 adults dead.

Fox news blaming the event on an "unlocked side door" as the recurring theme with these events, because it can't possibly be the guns.
Yep. Only in America could they complain about renaissance art but not bat an eyelid at another bunch of kids being gunned down by a madwoman with two assault rifles.
 
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Superphil

Dismember
Jul 7, 2003
25,476
In a pile of football shirts






BN41Albion

Well-known member
Oct 1, 2017
6,487
The Brits have always loved to take the piss out of America

But are we really that far behind ???
Averaging 2 mass murders A DAY? Yes, yes we are in that respect, and they far, far outweigh us on the levels of absolute religious &/or right wing nut jobs, too
 


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