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Old 01-13-2016, 08:42 PM   #211
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I still can't believe 'illegal aliens' is a term used without a hint of sarcasm or irony.
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I still can't believe 'illegal aliens' is a term used without a hint of sarcasm or irony.

I'm not sure what you mean? Are you saying that because the word alien refers to an extraterrestrial being?
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Can you please provide a source for that statement. Thanks.


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2016 US Presidential Election Pt. IV

Come on Bob you're trying way too hard. Attempted humor needs no source.

Can we please try to truly engage? Or are we going to perpetuate this culture of ignorance?


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Can you please provide a source for that statement. Thanks.


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Here is a little more about Ancient Aliens Guy. An expert in Aliens of all kinds. Apparently he read Chariots of the Gods and liked it. Source Wikipedia

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (Greek: Γεώργιος Α. Τσούκαλος; born March 14, 1978) is a Swiss-born Greek-Austrian writer and television personality. He is a proponent of the idea that ancient alien astronauts interacted with ancient humans.[2] He is the Chairman and co-founder of Legendary Times magazine, which features articles from Erich von Däniken, David Hatcher Childress, Peter Fiebag, Robert Bauval, and Luc Bürgin on the topic of ancient astronauts and related subject matter.[2]

Tsoukalos is the director of Erich von Däniken's Center for Ancient Astronaut Research (the A.A.S. R.A.—Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association), and has appeared on The Travel Channel, The History Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, the National Geographic Channel, as well as Coast to Coast AM, and is a consulting producer of the television series Ancient Aliens.[2]

Tsoukalos is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor's degree in sports information and communication.[3] For several years in the early 2000s, before he made ancient astronaut research his primary career, he served as a bodybuilding promoter in IFBB sanctioned contests, including Mr. Olympia. He is fluent in English, Greek, German, French, and Italian.[2]

Tsoukalos is the host of the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which premiered on July 25, 2014.[4]
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I'm not sure what you mean? Are you saying that because the word alien refers to an extraterrestrial being?
Yeah, and just from the point of view of someone living in Australia the term (which is not used here) sounds so dehumanising.
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If you like your ancient illegal alien, you can keep your ancient illegal alien.



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Did somebody say, illegal alien?

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Yeah, and just from the point of view of someone living in Australia the term (which is not used here) sounds so dehumanising.

Funny enough, I tend not to call extraterrestrial beings aliens. Because I think it's all scifi and silly, in that context.

Not that this is super important, but I don't think the origin of the word is about extraterrestrial beings. I see the word to mean "from somewhere else," so I don't see it as particularly offensive. But I could see how it could be.
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That's a David Fincher video, yo.
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Not that this is super important, but I don't think the origin of the word is about extraterrestrial beings. I see the word to mean "from somewhere else," so I don't see it as particularly offensive. But I could see how it could be.
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alien (adj.)
mid-14c., "strange, foreign," from Old French alien "alien, strange, foreign; an alien, stranger, foreigner," from Latin alienus "of or belonging to another, foreign, alien, strange," also, as a noun, "a stranger, foreigner," adjectival form of alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). Meaning "not of the Earth" first recorded 1920. An alien priory (c. 1500) is one owing obedience to a mother abbey in a foreign country.

But it wouldn't be a Vlad post in FYM if there wasn't something about how awful Americans are in there.
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