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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:35 pm

Kofi Annan wrote:
damianmcr wrote:Scum who sit on the outside seat of public transport.


People who use public transportation in general

What's public transport? :scratch:





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Re: What annoys people????

Postby solidarity » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:33 pm

Cap'n Grumpy wrote:
Kofi Annan wrote:
damianmcr wrote:Scum who sit on the outside seat of public transport.


People who use public transportation in general

What's public transport? :scratch:





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Re: What annoys people????

Postby big mervyn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:03 am

Liam Neeson has lost the run of himself.
His first question should have been " Was he a Pradestant or a Cathlick?" ffs!
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Rooster » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:55 pm

big mervyn wrote:Liam Neeson has lost the run of himself.
His first question should have been " Was he a Pradestant or a Cathlick?" ffs!
Then he reached for his phone and said " I will find you and I will kill you" as he phoned everyone within a 5 mile radius of the incident.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Dave » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:15 pm

Have the thought police arrested him yet?
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby big mervyn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:57 pm

… of course, his use of the term "black b@stard" may have been misinterpreted :stir:
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Shan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:42 pm

SJW's are out in force....

The New York red carpet opening of Liam Neeson's latest film has been cancelled amid a row over his comments that he once wanted to kill a random black man after someone close to him was raped.

Reporters were told the red carpet part of the Cold Pursuit premiere was being pulled with just two hours' notice.



Meanwhile somebody who was the victim of disgraceful racism in the past takes a more balanced view...

But former England footballer and anti-racism campaigner, John Barnes, defended Neeson during an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"He was ashamed a week into it. He understood that he was wrong for thinking what he did. And we have to have this conversation."



My view is that Neeson would have been better off to keep his beak closed. However I'd be more aligned with John Barnes than the screaming folk who love being offended by everything they encounter.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Dave » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:59 pm

Liam Neeson is an example to many. He highlighted previously prejudiced ideas that he is now looking back upon with disgust. He is demonstrating the ability to reflect and change his mindset and behaviour. If only more people could do likewise.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Rooster » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 pm

Dave wrote:Liam Neeson is an example to many. He highlighted previously prejudiced ideas that he is now looking back upon with disgust. He is demonstrating the ability to reflect and change his mindset and behaviour. If only more people could do likewise.
Yes a fair play to the man for saying it, things like that would have crossed most people's minds in the same situation, the actual skin colour really has nothing to do with it.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby promenader 2 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:22 am

Rooster wrote:
Dave wrote:Liam Neeson is an example to many. He highlighted previously prejudiced ideas that he is now looking back upon with disgust. He is demonstrating the ability to reflect and change his mindset and behaviour. If only more people could do likewise.
Yes a fair play to the man for saying it, things like that would have crossed most people's minds in the same situation, the actual skin colour really has nothing to do with it.

Except that Liam kind of shot that argument down in his follow up interview. He stated that he would have reacted exactly the same way had he learned that the alleged rapist was an 'Irishman, a Scot, a Brit, a Lithuanian'. i.e people from predominantly white ethnic groups. Yet when he went out with the cosh in his pocket (if he did actually do that, btw, I have my doubts :scratch:), he didn't go looking for a Nigerian, a Somali, or an Algerian. He wasn't differentiating between black people of different ethnic groups. He was just looking for a black person, therefore skin colour had everything to do with it.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Shan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:04 am

promenader 2 wrote:Except that Liam kind of shot that argument down in his follow up interview. He stated that he would have reacted exactly the same way had he learned that the alleged rapist was an 'Irishman, a Scot, a Brit, a Lithuanian'. i.e people from predominantly white ethnic groups. Yet when he went out with the cosh in his pocket (if he did actually do that, btw, I have my doubts :scratch:), he didn't go looking for a Nigerian, a Somali, or an Algerian. He wasn't differentiating between black people of different ethnic groups. He was just looking for a black person, therefore skin colour had everything to do with it.


Correct and that is precisely why he should have kept his beak closed whether he was detailing fact or fantasy. To be honest he has always come across as a bit of a dimwit.

He is not unusual in the Hollywood world of course. Folk who think they have important things to say just because they happen to be in popular movies. Society has allowed this delusion to flourish.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby big mervyn » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 am

Good time to revisit this. Eternally grateful to the late great Gerald Michael Anderson for bringing this to my attention, and in particular, the immortal line:

... he tried his hand at the boxin' and the housing executive too .. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Dave » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:35 am

Shan wrote:
promenader 2 wrote:Except that Liam kind of shot that argument down in his follow up interview. He stated that he would have reacted exactly the same way had he learned that the alleged rapist was an 'Irishman, a Scot, a Brit, a Lithuanian'. i.e people from predominantly white ethnic groups. Yet when he went out with the cosh in his pocket (if he did actually do that, btw, I have my doubts :scratch:), he didn't go looking for a Nigerian, a Somali, or an Algerian. He wasn't differentiating between black people of different ethnic groups. He was just looking for a black person, therefore skin colour had everything to do with it.


Correct and that is precisely why he should have kept his beak closed whether he was detailing fact or fantasy. To be honest he has always come across as a bit of a dimwit.

He is not unusual in the Hollywood world of course. Folk who think they have important things to say just because they happen to be in popular movies. Society has allowed this delusion to flourish.


Why should he keep his mouth closed on this? I think it is a conversation that people should be having. How do we expect people to learn from their mistakes or the mistakes of others? Neeson is demonstrating that you can admit to having had racist thoughts or ideas, but to be able to reflect and challenge your own prejudices is an encouragable trait.
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Re: What annoys people????

Postby pwrmoore » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:54 am

big mervyn wrote:Good time to revisit this. Eternally grateful to the late great Gerald Michael Anderson for bringing this to my attention, and in particular, the immortal line:

... he tried his hand at the boxin' and the housing executive too .. :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://youtu.be/wKnRz_pspYc



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Re: What annoys people????

Postby Shan » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:21 pm

Dave wrote:Why should he keep his mouth closed on this? I think it is a conversation that people should be having. How do we expect people to learn from their mistakes or the mistakes of others? Neeson is demonstrating that you can admit to having had racist thoughts or ideas, but to be able to reflect and challenge your own prejudices is an encouragable trait.


I don't think Neeson is demonstrating that. His story, assuming there is any truth in it, details the actions of a temporarily angry man. Angry folk can lose the ability to act rationally and can sometimes result in non-racist folk engaging in some short term emotion-charged racist thoughts/actions. Unconvincing in terms of any debate which may need to be had.
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