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Re: Science news of the day thread.

Post by laklak » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm

Yep. My Dad would have been 92 this year. He routinely called Thais "coolies" and blacks "coons", Muslims were "ragheads" or "bedsheets and beanies". The culture he grew up in was racist, and then decades as an old-school expat didn't help.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by Seabass » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Chinese internet users have defended Albert Einstein’s recently published travel diaries in which the physicist calls the Chinese “industrious, filthy people.”

Portions of the diaries from his travels in Asia in the 1920s were posted online this week and their content surprised Einstein fans.

“Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods,” he wrote.

“All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.”...'

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... _clipboard
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Re: Science news of the day thread.

Post by Seabass » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 pm

laklak wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:54 pm
"bedsheets and beanies"
:lol: Never heard that one before...
The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. ―H.L. Mencken

Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad. —Thomas Frank

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. —Einstein
I’m a nationalist. —Trump

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. —Hermann Göring

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Post by Rum » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:46 pm

That there SpaceX Dragon look like a proper space ship innit?!

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Re: Science news of the day thread.

Post by Seabass » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:40 pm

Yep. It's nice to have some good news for a change...



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Bad government is the natural product of rule by those who believe government is bad. —Thomas Frank

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. —Einstein
I’m a nationalist. —Trump

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. —Hermann Göring

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