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Old 10-30-2009, 11:12 AM   #166
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I figure this thread's a good a place as any to make this announcement, and I'm doing this because I know I always wonder what happens when a familiar poster just disappears.

I'm going to be leaving FYM, and Interference in general for an indefinite time period. It could be days, weeks, or longer. . .I don't know. I do think I'll come back at some point. But right now I'm going through some really intense stress with my career. Piled on top of that, for the first time ever on this forum, I've felt uncomfortable. . perhaps unsafe is too strong a word, but that's the one that comes to mind. I've always assumed that no matter how heated things get, at the end of the day we're all friends. I'm not sure of that right now and with all the real-life shit going on in my life right now, the last thing I need is additonal stress from here.

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Old 10-30-2009, 03:32 PM   #167
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I figure this thread's a good a place as any to make this announcement, and I'm doing this because I know I always wonder what happens when a familiar poster just disappears.

I'm going to be leaving FYM, and Interference in general for an indefinite time period. It could be days, weeks, or longer. . .I don't know. I do think I'll come back at some point. But right now I'm going through some really intense stress with my career. Piled on top of that, for the first time ever on this forum, I've felt uncomfortable. . perhaps unsafe is too strong a word, but that's the one that comes to mind. I've always assumed that no matter how heated things get, at the end of the day we're all friends. I'm not sure of that right now and with all the real-life shit going on in my life right now, the last thing I need is additonal stress from here.

I really do respect this online community and it has been a great blessing to me. I do hope I'll feel I can return soon. In the meantime, I'm out. If you want to reach me, you can do so through PM.
That sucks, sean. Sorry to hear it. Good luck, and can't say I blame you.
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:39 PM   #168
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I'm going to be leaving FYM, and Interference in general for an indefinite time period. It could be days, weeks, or longer. . .I don't know. I do think I'll come back at some point.
Perfectly understandable. I've stepped away a few times when I found myself taking things too personal.

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Old 10-31-2009, 05:39 PM   #169
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Well when you break down the human race by color you had a one in what 3 chance of being correct?
In Holland, i doubt if even one in 10 people are black.
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:50 PM   #170
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In Holland, i doubt if even one in 10 people are black.
That wasn't my point. When he used his anecdote he assumed the person was black, but when we break down the human race by skin color we really for the most part categorize people as white, brown, or black... So if he was going to assume a skin color he basically had 3 choices. I was just showing him a fault in his assumptions.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:35 PM   #171
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That wasn't my point. When he used his anecdote he assumed the person was black, but when we break down the human race by skin color we really for the most part categorize people as white, brown, or black... So if he was going to assume a skin color he basically had 3 choices. I was just showing him a fault in his assumptions.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:06 PM   #172
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That wasn't my point. When he used his anecdote he assumed the person was black, but when we break down the human race by skin color we really for the most part categorize people as white, brown, or black... So if he was going to assume a skin color he basically had 3 choices. I was just showing him a fault in his assumptions.

The fault in his thinking is implying or suggesting that race played any part in the crime.

It was a not a black person that did the crime,
it was a person with criminal intend that did the crime
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In Holland, i doubt if even one in 10 people are black.
Indeed. So, why was my first question, 'was it a black dude that mugged you'? (given the manner of the mugging, and that it was carried out in Amsterdam specifically)
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The fault in his thinking is implying or suggesting that race played any part in the crime.
This does not necessarily follow.

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... So if he was going to assume a skin color he basically had 3 choices. I was just showing him a fault in his assumptions.

Statistics are not your strong point.
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:54 PM   #175
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Dont forget our yellow friends
A pretty racist term in itself since the color doesn't make since. Studies have shown that eyewitnesses in crime have usually described Asians as either white or brown.

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The fault in his thinking is implying or suggesting that race played any part in the crime.

It was a not a black person that did the crime,
it was a person with criminal intend that did the crime
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Statistics are not your strong point.
You missed my point, once again. And statistics that deal with "color" are pretty weak when they don't include other factors.
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A pretty racist term in itself since the color doesnt make sense
maybe you should inform my asian friend instead of making that distinctions yourself....

Why is it okay to describe black people as black when they arent actually black and white people as white when they arent really white? Seems like you were pretty quick to describe those people in those terms
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maybe you should inform my asian friend instead of making that distinctions yourself....
Interesting, I've never met an Asian that referred to themselves as "yellow".

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Why is it okay to describe black people as black when they arent actually black and white people as white when they arent really white? Seems like you were pretty quick to describe those people in those terms
Well obviously none of the skin colors really make all that much sense, but I have found that most Asians are pretty insulted when they are described as yellow, especially given the double meaning of "cowardly".
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not one of my asian friends has a problem with being referred to as yellow I mean, its not the same as if you'd say "the black guy" or "the white guy", because its much easier to say "the asian guy". But I can honestly say it doesnt offend any of them.
and you could say that black has a double meaning of being "evil".
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not one of my asian friends has a problem with being referred to as yellow I mean, its not the same as if you'd say "the black guy" or "the white guy", because its much easier to say "the asian guy". But I can honestly say it doesnt offend any of them.
and you could say that black has a double meaning of being "evil".
All I'm saying is that I've heard from MANY Asians that ever since the time of Vietnam "yellow" has been used as a slur.
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All I'm saying is that I've heard from MANY Asians that ever since the time of Vietnam "yellow" has been used as a slur.
Fair enough. If thats the reasoning, perhaps its a difference between Asian Americans and Asian Canadians?
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