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Nor would I.

 

My point is: Why?

 

How does speed of cortege have any bearing on respect for the dead? You can respect the dead or not either way.

 

 

My personal opinion is that funerals are a vulgar waste of money. There are people in every country in the world including our own starving and empoverished, and millions of pounds are spent each year on ceremonies to put meat into a hole in the ground.

 

That doesn't mean I don't respect the life and acheivements of the deceased, but when they're dead, they're dead.

 

It's not what we're made of, but what we do that defines us.

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Yeah but as we have previously expounded many times.

The living are asshats.

 

Good idea on the Viking thing, you get to take things from your life with you. I'd want a load of reality tv "contestants" in my burning boat with me.

Heck - we could probably get Endemol to televise it and cut through all the red tape for you.

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Its the radio pouch, so not that bad but still annoying.

 

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To be honest the only reason i watched old Seagal movies was for the 1911 porn and the totally pointless action, now they lack action and he keeps using non-1911 guns or the same boring A1. Did anyone watch the documentary that he and Justin Lee Collins did, he looked like such a lazy *albatross* gun nut :P

 

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Nah, can't beat Under Siege 2 were Seagal beats an entire system of computers and a deadly sattelite by shooting a laptop, seriously. Under Siege 1 and 2 were about the only films that actually worked for one good viewing, the rest are pap and should be avoided :P

 

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They are terrible, but hey they are keeping Channel 5 in ###### films to show to the end of time.

 

Anyway my rant of the day, listening to the terrible racism and *suitcase* my Mum's BF comes out with, seriously he needs an education or to understand why i am ignoring him.

 

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I reckon racism is a mixture of how you're raised, what you're surrounded with, and what you think yourself.

 

For example up until I was about 8 I thought a corner shop was called a paki shop just because thats what my racist father quite openly called it. I genuinely didn't know that it was a bad thing.

 

Then I learned different, and got away from his influence.

 

Then started to hold my own thoughts on the matter.

 

Also: on the subject of getting away from my father's influence. Have finally got off my backside and changed my name. Ditched his surname and took my mums maiden name. And made Scorch my middle name while I was at it, since it's been part of who I am for so long now. :)

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Given that "Paki" is simply short for "Pakistani", it could be perfectly accurate usage. It's only racism if it's used that way, otherwise it's just a description, same as if you say it's "Geordie shop" if it's run by folks from Newcastle. Is that racism too? Maybe, if you're using it in a negative way, I guess...

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Hedge you forget the Golden Rule of racism: It isn't racist if you are the same skin colour / essential back ground. Hence why for a black male to call another black male the N word is acceptable but for a white person to do it is not. :P

 

But to be honest i don't see the need for racism, yes some people out there are *fruitcage*-ing dip-*suitcases* but they don't have to be (insert racial slur) *fruitcage*-ing dip-*suitcases* as that is just using something that makes no difference to enhance a negative view on a person. I am all for equality but i do believe it has a point, like why must we build a mosque in this country then get told we can't build a church in the Middle East? I am an atheist but i still get the significance of this point and how out of balance it is.

 

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Given that "Paki" is simply short for "Pakistani", it could be perfectly accurate usage. It's only racism if it's used that way, otherwise it's just a description, same as if you say it's "Geordie shop" if it's run by folks from Newcastle. Is that racism too? Maybe, if you're using it in a negative way, I guess...

 

Indeed, context is everything (and I believe Paki means friend).

For instance, Prince Charles has an asian friend whom he calls Sooty, it's his friend's nickname, and he has no problems being called it.

 

As an Englishman of Anglo Saxon origins, and blue eyes, I've been called a Paki and a junglebunny, the latter by a sergeant major at army cadets, I was armed at the time, if only I'd known what the term meant.

This goes to show how thick racists are, if they can't tell the difference between a caucasian with a suntan and an asian etc

 

My fiancee's family is from Luton, and there's a lot of racism over there (after all it's the homeland of the EDF), however there is also a lot of justifiable concern regarding immigration and foreign cultures being foisted on the indigenous population (free parking for muslims on Fridays but not Jews or Christians, posterboards painted over if they have women on them).

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Hedge you forget the Golden Rule of racism: It isn't racist if you are the same skin colour / essential back ground. Hence why for a black male to call another black male the N word is acceptable but for a white person to do it is not. :P

 

But to be honest i don't see the need for racism, yes some people out there are *fruitcage*-ing dip-*suitcases* but they don't have to be (insert racial slur) *fruitcage*-ing dip-*suitcases* as that is just using something that makes no difference to enhance a negative view on a person. I am all for equality but i do believe it has a point, like why must we build a mosque in this country then get told we can't build a church in the Middle East? I am an atheist but i still get the significance of this point and how out of balance it is.

 

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There are quite a few churches in the Middle East.

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