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Challenger007 wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 am . . . I started to prepare for the warm season. I picked up a new grill, bigger and more powerful. Found an interesting model in this review. I prefer Weber grills - they are the best quality for me. Although, I've heard a lot of good things about Broil King and Kamado Joe grills. But these two brands have not been tried in work.
The only grills I've used are a no-name cast iron charcoal grill (40-45 years ago) and three different CharBroil gas units . . . I thought they worked well.

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Apparently, some people are very, very sensitive... Must not risk hurting their feelings...


Muppet reruns get offensive content warnings... :roll:
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"We are Siamese if you please,
We are Siamese if you don't please..."

One of the musical lines that's stuck with me after seeing Lady and the Tramp as a kid. Two cats who really didn't give a damn about your opinion, or much else.

But, oopsie! That's offensive stereotyping of Oriental, sorry Asian people, etc etc, blah blah. No, dolt, it about cats being cats.

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I still say the scene with the crows in "Dumbo" was pure GENIUS!

"Uh HUH! An' I suppose YOU... an' no ELEPHANT... ain't up in no TREE, NEITHER!"
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Well, apparently I am guilty of racial profiling... :roll:

For daring to call "bullshit" on someone's claim that the fact I was running 10 minutes late at one point (there was an accident, which blocked one street, causing me to take the bus around and make a detour, only to get stuck behind a garbage truck for two blocks) is the reason his bus transfer expired (our transfers are good for 2 hours, so if you are that close to the end of the transfer, you're obviously trying to take a second trip on the same transfer - that's a no-no...) and that he was "going to pay at the subway station"... I tried to explain the discrepancy in his story, but he kept yelling at me. So I told him that he should be ashamed of himself. "I'm not," he replied. I said "Well you should be..." Oh yeah, he was also now late, all my fault, of course...

About five or six stops later, he gets out of the bus... "So much for paying at the subway station," I called out the window... I opened the door to continue talking (in hindsight, I shouldn't have bothered with that, but the light was red...) He went on to say that he was late, but was "not comfortable" staying on my bus (I had not done or said anything else since he sat down), would take a different bus (if he was so late, he should have remained in the bus he was already in, which was already headed to the nearest subway station, instead of getting off and waiting for a different bus to go to a different subway station...), and that what I was doing was racial profiling!

No. I didn't care that he was black, I cared that he had not paid. But people like that don't get it. Just like the latino who called me a racist as he got off the bus, because I caught him getting in through the back without paying, and would not leave until he got out.

It never ceases to amaze me, how people are prompt to call you a racist, or any other epithet, when they don't know you, and have no way of knowing whether you indeed only come down on blacks, latinos, or anything else they blamed you for... The words don't mean anything, anymore, except to bully you into compliance or intimidate you (I'll call your boss, said Mr. Racial Profiling...), or to deflect away from whatever wrongdoing they had just done...
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BTW, while on the subject of racism, cancel culture, and the likes...

Did you know that, supposedly, Dr. Seuss’s children’s literature is rife with “orientalism, anti-blackness, and white supremacy"?

I like the response from the guy running for governor of Virginia for the next election cycle: buy up a bunch of the "offending" books, and give them away for a contribution of $10 to his campaign... :mrgreen:
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Oh, it's simple. People of a certain race are morally inferior solely on the basis of their race. People of a certain other race are immune to criticism and entitled to privilege solely on the basis of their race. With variations on which race is what, these were the policies of the KKK, the National Socialist Party, the white government of South Africa, the Japanese government prior to and during WWII... and today if you don't agree with them (and correctly assign races to roles) then you're a racist.
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Warrl wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:13 pm Oh, it's simple. People of a certain race are morally inferior solely on the basis of their race. People of a certain other race are immune to criticism and entitled to privilege solely on the basis of their race. With variations on which race is what, these were the policies of the KKK, the National Socialist Party, the white government of South Africa, the Japanese government prior to and during WWII... and today if you don't agree with them (and correctly assign races to roles) then you're a racist.
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I worked with a guy who played the race card constantly . . . the problem was that he was a primadonna who refused to do the parts of his job he didn't like.

He's also why we instituted policies requiring signatures from specified responsible parties at certain steps in the process . . . he'd be told what he needed to fix (a routine step) and he'd hand it over for release without fixing them, and say it had been approved when it hadn't.

But of course anyone pointing this out was racist.

OTOH, he wound up working under minority women . . . at which point he promptly requested transfer.

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I keep re-reading your post, and I still can't quite parse it out...
Warrl wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:13 pm Oh, it's simple. People of a certain race are morally inferior solely on the basis of their race. People of a certain other race are immune to criticism and entitled to privilege solely on the basis of their race. With variations on which race is what, these were the policies of the KKK, the National Socialist Party, the white government of South Africa, the Japanese government prior to and during WWII...
Up to here, I'm fine. I get it.

But...
Warrl wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:13 pm and today if you don't agree with them (and correctly assign races to roles) then you're a racist.
Here, you lose me completely.

Agree with whom? Those people mentioned above? How would disagreeing with the ideas mentioned above (any one race being superior to any other one race - or more) make you a racist? The way I read it, the original theorem stated above is what's racist...

And how does that relate to my post, where someone uses the race card without justification, as an intimidation tactic to deflect from their own inappropriate action (i.e. not paying to get on the bus)?
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There are a large number of people who use accusations of racism as the ultimate trump card . . . especially if they aren't getting their way.

And this is exactly what this person did to you.

This sometimes done even when both accuser and accused are the same race.

They don't see that they are completely discrediting the accusation (the classic example of The Boy Who Cried Wolf) and thereby enabling racism.


You should hear what a friend of mine from college has to say about it . . . he's a third-generation freedman: his grandfather was a sharecropper and his great-grandfather was a slave.

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FreeFlier wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:44 pm There are a large number of people who use accusations of racism as the ultimate trump card . . . especially if they aren't getting their way.

And this is exactly what this person did to you.

This sometimes done even when both accuser and accused are the same race.

They don't see that they are completely discrediting the accusation (the classic example of The Boy Who Cried Wolf) and thereby enabling racism.


You should hear what a friend of mine from college has to say about it . . . he's a third-generation freedman: his grandfather was a sharecropper and his great-grandfather was a slave.

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Manipulating racist accusations is as easy as shelling pears. It is only from these manipulations that there are cases of discrimination against one or the other. In no way can this society get rid of prejudices from its head, live in peace and enjoy equal opportunities.
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"I REFUUUUUUSE!"
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But it's OK to let them store us in transparent plastic bags, right?
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Sometimes it really matters which synonym you use...
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I suspect that that is in the UK or some other commonwealth country.
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lake_wrangler wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:35 pm But it's OK to let them store us in transparent plastic bags, right?
I'm thinking 'Pods', actually...
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I don't know if I've already asked this question, but does anyone got any recommendations for a good rucksack? I'd been looking at ordering a Särmä TST RP80, as I hear they'd pretty damn good, and are comparable to rucks that cost more than twice as much (the current price is around $520), but I might also look into a cheaper British clamshell ruck, if I can find one that's in MTP.
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You might consider Timbuk2; https://www.timbuk2.com/

I started out being a fan of the single strap, classic Messenger Bag, but eventually graduated to a dual strap backpack type bag[ reasons]...

They're not the priciest, nor the cheapest either, but built real rugged, so they last a long time...
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