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Old 07-31-2019, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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And the battle for "Most Racially Underrepresented CD Member in the US" is on ...

Hahaha. I almost *always* win the “What the F are you?” contest. When I lived in SF I was among fellow Hawaiians, Tongans, and Fijians. But in Austin, Texas? I’ve met like three fellow Islanders in eleven years. One was a waitress in a BBQ restaurant and we literally hugged each other. My husband is the only person besides my siblings who understands our pidgin talk.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Iím ethnically Hawaiian. Iím talking about my nationality, not the population of the state. Definitely not many of us in the mainland U.S. I squeak every time I come across a fellow Islander here in Texas.

I recall you and I having a conversation a few years ago about St. Thomas and Caribbean food. Thatís some ono grinds.
Awwww...I bet! My family friends growing up, the wife is Hawaiian. The great-grandmother was pure ethnic Hawaiian. We went to quite a few of their family gatherings. Really sweet people.

Yes, Iím back on the mainland now but miss much about island life.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Hahaha. I almost *always* win the ďWhat the F are you?Ē contest. When I lived in SF I was among fellow Hawaiians, Tongans, and Fijians. But in Austin, Texas? Iíve met like three fellow Islanders in eleven years. One was a waitress in a BBQ restaurant and we literally hugged each other. My husband is the only person besides my siblings who understands our pidgin talk.
Head up to Ft Hood. There are more there.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Gods country
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The simple truth is that mass shootings done by blacks( itís always black on black) are not sensationalized, while mass shootings done by whites are very sensationalized and put on CNN.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Head up to Ft Hood. There are more there.
Las Vegas and Seattle are also full of Islanders. They run the airports. Those big mokes working luggage are predominately Islanders. They are hard on luggage. lol. My people are not a delicate people.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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And the battle for "Most Racially Underrepresented CD Member in the US" is on ...

Fail...LOL. My ethnic group is not a race. Definitely a multiracial and religiously diverse group.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Las Vegas and Seattle are also full of Islanders. They run the airports. Those big mokes working luggage are predominately Islanders. They are hard on luggage. lol. My people are not a delicate people.
Only been to Vegas once but it was work related. Next time I go, Iíll have to pay more attention. My luggage made it just fine though!

Seattle...well that makes sense. Itís much closer. Never been though.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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There is no solution to mass shootings/gun violence? There isn't a perfect solution, but a very effective way. Execute every murderer. Dont tell me the death penalty isnt a deterent. It could be, but its almost never used, percentage wise. This used to be the practice in our country, and the murder rate was much lower.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:48 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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People are always more angered when someone outside their tribe kills one of 'them' than 10X more people killed within the tribe. Why is the OKC bombing rarely on the radar compared with far fewer people killed by the Boston Marathon bombing? Because McVeigh was 'one of us' while the Boston bombers were Muslim immigrants.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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There is no solution to mass shootings/gun violence? There isn't a perfect solution, but a very effective way. Execute every murderer. Dont tell me the death penalty isnt a deterent. It could be, but its almost never used, percentage wise. This used to be the practice in our country, and the murder rate was much lower.
For mass shootings where there is no question as to the identity of the murderer, I agree.
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