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« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2013, 06:59:33 PM »

Don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

What's a 'whitey'? Some sort of disease? I checked here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whitey, but couldn't make much of it.

Whitey is a slang term and generalization for white people. It's a slur.
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« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2013, 07:29:41 PM »

Whitey is a slang term and generalization for white people. It's a slur.

Ok, but then how's going to the doctor going to get rid of it?

Or did dzheremi mean some therapist to cure you of excessive trust in white people?

I'm probably a freak hermeneutist... lol
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« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2013, 07:30:37 PM »

Don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

What's a 'whitey'? Some sort of disease? I checked here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whitey, but couldn't make much of it.

Whitey is a slang term and generalization for white people. It's a slur.
In that case, I don't get the joke.  Huh 
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« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2013, 07:37:09 PM »

Don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

What's a 'whitey'? Some sort of disease? I checked here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whitey, but couldn't make much of it.

Whitey is a slang term and generalization for white people. It's a slur.
In that case, I don't get the joke.  Huh 

He is referencing this... Wink
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« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2013, 07:37:39 PM »

As for Churchill he belonged to the uppermost crust of British society. i think it made him blind to plenty of other stuff. The "butade" quoted by Katherineofdixie is case in point.  What did it mean for Churchill to be a "liberal"? Perhaps offend a few of his class' sensibilities like "epater le bourgeois"? What did it mean to be a conservative? Preserve a social and economic order that directly benefited him and his peers like no other.

Seriously? Have you even read anything about Churchill and his life? His father was a younger son (admittedly of a family with a long and noble history) and his mother was an American heiress - Leonard Jerome's daughter. While he probably was of the upper classes, he was hardly normal or even typical.
Yes, it was hardly typical for someone  to live here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blenheim_Palace

Except he didn't live there. Remember me saying his father was a younger son?He was born there, by mistake - he wasn't expected to be born that soon.  And btw, Blenheim Palace was given to his ancestors by the state. (The Crown at that time.) Nice try, though. You could, of course, actually read about Churchill's life but that would probably be too unsettling.
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What are you even trying to say?! That Churchill wasn't of the uppermost British classes of his time? So what if he had an American heiress as a mother? That might have made him a wee bit unusual within his class, but hardly more. And besides having the social standing he had, he proved himself an able defender of the interests of British imperialism. That's all he was.
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« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2013, 07:40:19 PM »

He is referencing this... Wink

AHA!
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« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2013, 07:47:20 PM »

What are you even trying to say?! That Churchill wasn't of the uppermost British classes of his time? So what if he had an American heiress as a mother? That might have made him a wee bit unusual within his class, but hardly more. And besides having the social standing he had, he proved himself an able defender of the interests of British imperialism. That's all he was.

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« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2013, 07:50:18 PM »

Don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

What's a 'whitey'? Some sort of disease? I checked here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whitey, but couldn't make much of it.

Whitey is a slang term and generalization for white people. It's a slur.
In that case, I don't get the joke.  Huh 

He is referencing this... Wink

It's still stupid. Come on.
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« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2013, 11:00:27 PM »

Don't trust whitey; see a doctor and get rid of it.

What's a 'whitey'? Some sort of disease? I checked here http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=whitey, but couldn't make much of it.

Whitey is a slang term and generalization for white people. It's a slur.
In that case, I don't get the joke.  Huh 

He is referencing this... Wink

It's still stupid. Come on.
Yeah, I agree with Biro.  (Would probably be funnier if I wasn't white.)
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« Reply #54 on: January 13, 2013, 06:05:20 AM »

At the ripe old age of 34 my advice is:

Don't take yourself too seriously
Learn to control the gate between your brain and your mouth/keyboard

Regarding faith/mood; life isn't meant to be even all the time. We have highs, we have lows. Sometimes we feel downright awful and hostile toward God. Declaring that hatred toward God openly hurts you, not God. Faith isn't about what you feel. Faith is just moving in one direction, or choosing to stand in place when everything in your body wants to run away. You don't always feel it. I don't think we are meant to. Sometimes we feel very zealous, and are tempted to be hyperdox. Both ends of the spectrum are unhealthy.

I am still young in Orthodoxy. I have hardly mastered the advice I give above. But I am working on it.
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