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View Poll Results: What is your opinion on the East Texas teen who was beaten for expressing immigration views? (see th
I COMPLETELY support the young girl. She has every right to express her views. 33 89.19%
The latino students felt threatened and they reacted. Their actions may have been a bit excessive however. 1 2.70%
No opinion-too lazy to read the thread 1 2.70%
Other 2 5.41%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-09-2008, 09:08 PM
 
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Methinks you are nothing more than a Troll.

You absolutely hate it when I pin you down so you decide to change the 'rules'
Why is it always someone that does not agree with your beliefs? I happen\
to find olecapts post balanced and fair. See how many of us see things differently anyone that does not agree with the masses is considered a troll, welcome to the club olecap
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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Xenophobia is the fear of foreigners...not fear of a race.

Maybe you don't understand ethnic? That does not mean race either.

That may be the problem. Too many big words for those not well educated.
You've nailed us, olecapt....got to admit it. There really isn't an illegal immigration problem at all..just a mass "fear of foreigners' sweeping the land...got it. (exactly what this has to do with the OP is not altogether clear)

I LOVE those big words, too....Just after reading your post, I called my son a 'xenophobe"....(Tomorrow I'll tell him what it means)...
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Why is it always someone that does not agree with your beliefs? I happen\
to find olecapts post balanced and fair. See how many of us see things differently anyone that does not agree with the masses is considered a troll, welcome to the club olecap
Let me explain something to you:

I have 'called out' self described anti illegal immigrant posters as well.

Example: some of them calling for all existing Anchor Babies to be stripped of their birthright citizenship......which I disagree with.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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You've nailed us, olecapt....got to admit it. There really isn't an illegal immigration problem at all..just a mass "fear of foreigners' sweeping the land...got it. (exactly what this has to do with the OP is not altogether clear)

I LOVE those big words, too....Just after reading your post, I called my son a 'xenophobe"....(Tomorrow I'll tell him what it means)...
Intererstingly enough I pointed out to a moderator a couple of hours ago that this list would respond exactly as you have done to the use of the correct term "xenophobe". I preferred a more colloquial expression but the moderator insisted that it was not needed.

I am pleased you proved my point.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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I'm not afraid to log in. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Lying in a hoax is wrong, and illegal immigration is wrong.
The antonym of anti-illegal would be pro-criminal, for correct nomenclature of the counterpoint crowd.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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Intererstingly enough I pointed out to a moderator a couple of hours ago that this list would respond exactly as you have done to the use of the correct term "xenophobe". I preferred a more colloquial expression but the moderator insisted that it was not needed.

I am pleased you proved my point.
I honestly can't think of a colloquial term for 'xenophobe'....not in one word, at least....I'm curious...(NOR, I'm told, is there any English word which rhymes with "orange").....(Can you give me at least a HINT?)...I'm assuming it's an EQUIVALENT term, of course...
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I honestly can't think of a colloquial term for 'xenophobe'....not in one word, at least....I'm curious...(NOR, I'm told, is there any English word which rhymes with "orange").....(Can you give me at least a HINT?)...I'm assuming it's EQUIVALENT, of course term, of course...
Oft comes from failure to wear a wide brimmed hat.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Oft comes from failure to wear a wide brimmed hat.
OK, I get it....but I wouldn't say that's exactly EQUIVALENT...Though you're right, such folks are often ASSUMED guilty, if only by asociation.

Some posters have stated their belief that YOUR term originated from some sort of Coal Miners strike, in which the strikers wore crimson handkerchiefs around their Adam's Apples...

But I've always been of the belief that YOUR 'take' is the correct one..and it has an equivalent in Barbados and other once-British Caribbean Islands....where a SIMILAR term is used for the descendants of those indentured sugar-cane laborers who "Failed to Wear Long Trousers".

BOTH your example and MINE, incidentally, share similar ethnicity...

Am I CLOSE ??...
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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OK, I get it....but I wouldn't say that's exactly EQUIVALENT...Though you're right, such folks are often ASSUMED guilty, if only by asociation.

Some posters have stated their belief that YOUR term originated from some sort of Coal Miners strike, in which the strikers wore crimson handkerchiefs around their Adam's Apples...

But I've always been of the belief that YOUR 'take' is the correct one..and it has an equivalent in Barbados and other once-British Caribbean Islands....where a SIMILAR term is used for the descendants of those indentured sugar-cane laborers who "Failed to Wear Long Trousers".

BOTH your example and MINE, incidentally, share similar ethnicity...

Am I CLOSE ??...
I go no further as the moderator was nice and polite and if I pull the chain any further I will simply get a couple of posts shot. So leave it there.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:19 PM
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I wondered why I hadn't heard about this story. My answer should have been "No opinion-too lazy to read the thread." It is still my opinion that anyone who comes into a country illegally is not someone you would want as a citizen of your country, and most of the legals were illegal until the government gave them amnesty. These people are costing us lives and money every day and may be a contributing factor to the distruction of our democracy. I consider the gangs in Charlotte to be terrorists.

So call me any name you want to, but my ancestors have built a good place to live and that way of life has been threatened before. Our democracy has prevailed and it is my hope it continues to thrive in the future. Yes, I have been to Mexico and I see no reason to want to go there again. It had a very foul odor.
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