Go Back  British Expats > General > Take it Outside!
Reload this Page >

The Black Lives Matter movement

The Black Lives Matter movement

Old Jun 29th 2020, 4:38 pm
  #106  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 22,348
paulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
While @DwayneFields found solace in the landscapes of the UK and beyond, many in Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups see the countryside as being a white environment #countryfile

https://twitter.com/BBCCountryfile/s...77327639154688

#BLM
99% of the comments that follows this tweet reveals a very pissed off British public. And they are so right to feel the way they do.
paulry is offline  
Old Jun 29th 2020, 4:42 pm
  #107  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 22,348
paulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Bipat View Post
I think most who know the history of Christianity would know that Jesus was born in the Middle East and was therefore in reality 'brown'.
The paintings, statues, sculptures are just representations by the artist. I don't suppose the actual man Jesus had shoulder length hair and a long white robe either!
It is similar to the multiple Hindu 'God' representations of the different facets/characteristics of the one 'God'.
Who cares how accurate the Christ statues look? What gives anyone the right to pull them down?
paulry is offline  
Old Jun 29th 2020, 5:18 pm
  #108  
Thems the Vagaries
 
LuTziE's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Maine
Posts: 649
LuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond reputeLuTziE has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Long time no see. How are you doing?
Not so bad, just not been online much.
How are you doing?
LuTziE is offline  
Old Jun 29th 2020, 5:29 pm
  #109  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: City of Broad Shoulders
Posts: 66,619
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by LuTziE View Post
Not so bad, just not been online much.
How are you doing?

Hanging in thanks. Currently on a job hunt due to Covid job loss. My next career is looking at lot like "Amazon warehouse worker" at the moment.
Lion in Winter is offline  
Old Jun 29th 2020, 9:38 pm
  #110  
He/him
 
kimilseung's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: WA
Posts: 17,471
kimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Seen this couple all over the place today, I had no idea what the reason was till your post. Serious Karening.
kimilseung is online now  
Old Jun 29th 2020, 10:20 pm
  #111  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 22,348
paulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond reputepaulry has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Seen this couple all over the place today, I had no idea what the reason was till your post. Serious Karening.
Dr Steve Turley was speaking about this. Interesting points made about the 2nd Amendment.

paulry is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 3:42 am
  #112  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat099 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/24/busin...ike/index.htmlNew York (CNN Business)Coronavirus-fueled fears of social unrest already had Americans panic-buying guns and bullets at record rates earlier this year. That was before the police killing of George Floyd caused an international uproar, leading to protests that, at times, descended into riots, arson and looting in cities across the United States.

Those circumstances and the rise of the Defund the Police movement championed by Black Lives Matter activists have led to higher sales for firearms and ammunition dealers.

Zero surprise. I was in Wally World and the shelves looked thin.
scrubbedexpat099 is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 4:28 am
  #113  
He/him
 
kimilseung's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: WA
Posts: 17,471
kimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

There is also a rising gun culture on the liberal/left side over the last few years too.
kimilseung is online now  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 6:23 am
  #114  
BE Forum Addict
 
johnwoo's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2016
Location: Northern California
Posts: 2,277
johnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond reputejohnwoo has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
There is also a rising gun culture on the liberal/left side over the last few years too.
I wonder what the reaction would be if groups of armed Black people were out armed to the teeth?
Wait The Black Panthers led to a ban on open carry laws in California.

"“J. Edgar Hoover declares the Black Panther Party the greatest threat to the internal security to the United States in 1968, at exactly the moment they turn to providing social services,” historian Donna Murch told me in a recent interview."




Last edited by johnwoo; Jun 30th 2020 at 6:25 am.
johnwoo is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 7:04 am
  #115  
He/him
 
kimilseung's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: WA
Posts: 17,471
kimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond reputekimilseung has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by johnwoo View Post
I wonder what the reaction would be if groups of armed Black people were out armed to the teeth?
Wait The Black Panthers led to a ban on open carry laws in California.

"“J. Edgar Hoover declares the Black Panther Party the greatest threat to the internal security to the United States in 1968, at exactly the moment they turn to providing social services,” historian Donna Murch told me in a recent interview."
[Black Panther Party]
I made a comment a few days ago about the extremes of polarity in Fox news coverage of people defending their neighbourhoods whether the story involves mostly black people or mostly white. The coverage that particularly alerted me was over the coverage of black people protecting their neighbourhood in Atlanta. I have not seen the coverage of Karen and husband from above, but I can imagine the righteousness of their cause to defend their gauche faux castle .


Last edited by kimilseung; Jun 30th 2020 at 7:10 am.
kimilseung is online now  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 11:03 am
  #116  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,126
anotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond reputeanotherlimey has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
Seen this couple all over the place today, I had no idea what the reason was till your post. Serious Karening.
I heard it was two lawyers defending their house after protesters broke through a gate with private property signage. What did protestors think would happen?
anotherlimey is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 11:21 am
  #117  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: City of Broad Shoulders
Posts: 66,619
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by anotherlimey View Post
I heard it was two lawyers defending their house after protesters broke through a gate with private property signage. What did protestors think would happen?
Apparently they didn't actually break through, they walked through an unlocked door to take a short cut to get where they were going. The gun toting people's house was on that private street, but wasn't the destination.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/us/st...rnd/index.html

But in answer to your second question - exactly. What would protesters in the UK or Europe have "expected", and what indeed would have happened? What does it say that there is a reasonable expectation of being shot by civilians because you walk, and yes, even protest, on a private bit of street somewhere?


This one wasn't even on a private street.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/breonna-tayl...ting-1.5630371

This country's a mess.
Lion in Winter is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 11:36 am
  #118  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Scamp's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 27,089
Scamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond reputeScamp has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
Apparently they didn't actually break through, they walked through an unlocked door to take a short cut to get where they were going. The gun toting people's house was on that private street, but wasn't the destination.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/us/st...rnd/index.html

But in answer to your second question - exactly. What would protesters in the UK or Europe have "expected", and what indeed would have happened? What does it say that there is a reasonable expectation of being shot by civilians because you walk, and yes, even protest, on a private bit of street somewhere?


This one wasn't even on a private street.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/breonna-tayl...ting-1.5630371

This country's a mess.
The idea that a measured, sensible response to people walking past your house heading to protest somewhere is to come out gun-toting and shouting and pointing weapons at crowds is ****ing mind blowing.

Imagine if they'd come out and clapped - even if they disagree - clap and cheer and you'd have people coming nowhere near your precious mansion.
If they'd locked the doors and windows and stayed upstairs, they'd probably have faced zero trouble. Maybe if they had someone break-in (let's pretend there were scallywags in the crowd) then a phone call to the rozzers is in order. Maybe even a swift slap to the chops of said intruder. I still think waving a weapon is a bit extreme.

****ing 'Merica. It's a shit show at the moment isn't it.
Scamp is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 11:37 am
  #119  
Resident Cynic
 
macliam's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Suffolk,UK; Alentejo, Portugal
Posts: 9,932
macliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond reputemacliam has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
This country's a mess.
Not helped by people excusing excessive behaviour.....
macliam is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2020, 11:42 am
  #120  
 
Lion in Winter's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: City of Broad Shoulders
Posts: 66,619
Lion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond reputeLion in Winter has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The Black Lives Matter movement

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
The idea that a measured, sensible response to people walking past your house heading to protest somewhere is to come out gun-toting and shouting and pointing weapons at crowds is ****ing mind blowing.

Imagine if they'd come out and clapped - even if they disagree - clap and cheer and you'd have people coming nowhere near your precious mansion.
If they'd locked the doors and windows and stayed upstairs, they'd probably have faced zero trouble. Maybe if they had someone break-in (let's pretend there were scallywags in the crowd) then a phone call to the rozzers is in order. Maybe even a swift slap to the chops of said intruder. I still think waving a weapon is a bit extreme.

****ing 'Merica. It's a shit show at the moment isn't it.

Not only does the gun waving immediately escalate everything, but it also makes this approach seem "normal". Although we already know that this is the case in many parts of the country without any protests at all. Someone is on your sacred "property" so it's normal and acceptable to wave guns at them. Wtf?

Lion in Winter is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.