Psychology: Burkas give me the creeps.

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  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    luckily, in a free country, we don't persecute innocent people for what bad guys do.

    Which is why it behooves us to educate those podunk fools, so they focus on the bad guys, not the innocents.
     
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  3. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Tired

    Going round in circles

    Agree / or disagree to disagree
     
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  5. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    Tired

    Going round in circles

    Agree / or disagree to disagree
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I've got an answer to this one.

    He's right. Opinions are not relevant.
    The reason for posting is to present an argument that causes others to see the logic in it for themselves.

    It's not "I have changed my mind because you think X."
    It's "I have changed my mind because I see the logic in X."
     
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  8. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    after a restful granny nap

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    Agree

    My giving an opinion was because I was asked BUT opinions were related to generalisations

    Asked Opinion on specific situations no no
     
  9. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Some would, for sure. You don't seem to appreciate the power of habit. A woman who's been wearing a burqa in public for twenty years has become comfortable with it; it's part of her identity. Without it, she would feel--almost literally--naked.

    This causes a certain quandary when a family from a country with a strong burqa tradition emigrates to the USA. It's virtually impossible for the mom to go shopping, with or without her husband, because all the stores will demand that she uncover her face for the security cameras. So dad can go out by himself and do any damn thing he pleases, while she is stuck at home, visiting her girlfriends, or perhaps walking in the park. Even worse, most Muslims (at least Sunnis, the majority population) consider dogs unclean, so few of them keep one at home who would give the wife an excuse to go out for a walk and meet the neighbors.
    You're obviously joking. When's the last time in the USA that you saw a news article about cops shooting two WHITE GUYS dead because they started to run away when they saw them?

    An Afro-American lady in Santa Monica (a beach suburb of Los Angeles) was arrested inside her OWN apartment, because her Euro-American neighbor, who had never seen her before, saw her fumbling with her keys and he assumed that she must be a burglar... because, obviously, it would be impossible for a black woman to have enough income to pay the rent on a nice place like that! Nine officers came banging on her door, demanded that she come outside, and she spent almost half an hour proving to them that this really was HER OWN HOME!

    This kind of crap happens EVERY GODDAMNED DAY in the USA. How often do you hear about this happening to white people? Like... NEVER!
     
  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    I once had to prove to a cop that I was who I said I was and lived where I said I lived.
    I didn't have my wallet nor IDs.
    I encouraged him to call my name up on his computer and ask me about myself, commenting that it would be an easy test because I knew all the answers.
    We chatted amiably while his partner did the computer thing. It's an attitude thing.

    But, then again, I have liked cops since One helped me when I was a lost little boy.
    They represent the thin blue line between me and chaos.
    When I hear gunshots, I get low and head off in the opposite direction, while most of these guys stick their necks out to see what is going on.

    And, this too happens every single god blessed day.

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    The pessimist thinks the glass is 1/2 empty
    The engineer knows that the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
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    choose wisely grasshopper.
     
  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I've never heard a gunshot in the city.
     
  12. Michael 345 Valued Senior Member

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    I agree

    I guess my thought process was a little narrow and I was thinking more of a younger generation

    Yes I have seen older generation with the dress they have worn all their life continue to wear what they feel comfortable with
     
  13. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Hmm... I guess I haven't either.

    Having lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore (well, a mile outside the city limits) and D.C., perhaps I should consider myself lucky.
     
  14. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Where ever you go.
     
  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    What does this mean? Wherever you see burkas?
     
  16. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    If they accept YHWH they're let go
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    That makes even less sense. Are you reading the same thread I am?
     
  18. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Leaving it up to the imagination may be defeating the purpose.
     
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  19. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    • Three nonsensical posts in a row is too much. Please stop it.
    They'll*
     
  20. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    I do not recall ever seeing a meaningful discussion with kx000. Replying to him seems to be a complete waste of effort.
     
  21. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I'm pretty sure that only the Jehovah's Witnesses call their deity Jehovah, the Romanized form of Yahweh, which, of course, is written "yhwh" in Hebrew, which has no written vowels except in textbooks. Jews generally refer to him as Elohim or Adonai (again, written without vowels, which are not phonemic in the Afro-Asiatic language family).

    There are many names for God in monotheistic communities, but YHWH has been out of favor for centuries--except its resurrection by the Jehovah's Witnesses, a relatively new Christian denomination, founded in the USA about 150 years ago, which does not accept many of the principles that most other Christians do as a matter of course.
     
  22. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    You know what gives me the creeps? People with metal pierced through their noses, eyebrows and various other places.
     
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  23. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry to creep you out.
     

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