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Welcome back, Gly.
By Miki - Mar 1, 2006, 9:17 PM
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Hello, Gly. Nice to see you posting here again. Enjoyed looking at the informative llink that you posted about the Origins of Racist Terms.

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Re: Welcome back, Gly.

By Gly - Mar 2, 2006, 12:50 AM
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Hi Miki, it was nice to hear from you. My "nonsense" post yesterday was a test to see if I were banned from this board. I guess I am not.

I have been spending a lot of time recently with bloggers from Iraq. They are mostly college students in their early twenties, sometimes with a medical doctor in his 50's thrown in. It is a fantastic life they are forced to lead.

Baghdad Treasure is one typical blogger he is a reporter for a newspaper in Baghdad, probably about 25 years old. If you go to his blog, he will have links to other bloggers in Irag in his "BlogRoll." Really fascinating stuff.

I'll have to get back on the Boston forums, if only to have some repartee with you and Denise. I'm waiting at the side of the merry-go-round for an opportune moment to jump on.

Thanks for your welcome.

- Gly

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Re: Welcome back, Gly.
By Miki - Mar 2, 2006, 11:13 AM
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Hello again, Gly. Thanks for your interesting post about the bloggers you've been spending time with from Iraq. It sounds like a fantastic, but rought-and-tough life they're forced to lead. Again, we may or may not have different opinions about our involvement in Iraq, but I'm glad to talk with you also, and to exchange viewpoints. I admit to being opposed to our involvement in Iraq--that we really shouldn't have gone in at all, and, I also saw an article that indicated that G. W. Bush was, indeed warned about the coming of Hurricane Katrina, but yet failed to respond. I've also spent some time researching Rachel Corrie, the young woman who was killed in Gaza Strip 3 years ago while acting as a human shield. Interesting indeed, and I've put in some responses of my own to certain articles about the young woman.

Anyway, Gly--again, it's nice to see you posting here again. Talk to you again.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Apr 29, 2006, 9:22 PM
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Has anyone even considered the number of illegal residents of Boston no matter where they come from they are not likely to be counted by any official group.The last thing most of them want to do is bring attention on themselves.They certainly should be counted in any census to determine the ethicity of the city.The bvarious newspapers have reported periodicly about a significant number of Irish Illegals in Boston.They also report on illegals from Latin America,Haiti, Russia and lots of other places.Who is counting them?
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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Apr 29, 2006, 10:47 PM
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Great point, Fred. I mean, that all people living more or less permanently in an area should be counted in determining the ethnic groups in the area. In Walla Walla, where I used to live, the census data says the town is something like 90% white non-Hispanic, which, um, no. The area has a huuuuge number of migrant workers (including documented folks and undocumented folks, as well as seasonal workers who are documented as being in the country but move around so much that they haven't been counted in the census. There's a lot of seasonal work there with the wineries, wheat, and orchards. Lots of people move between Walla Walla and Yakima and a lot move between California and Walla Walla.) The data from the social service agencies and the schools say that the area is more like 40 or 50% Hispanic, which seems about right. I mean, walking around in a grocery store, you can tell that the place is clearly not anywhere near 90% white non-Hispanic.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By massachusetts - Aug 12, 2006, 11:24 PM
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My opinion based on observation, the irish are the most racist group of people on earth. even the KKK dont like the irish

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Ron Newman - Aug 12, 2006, 11:26 PM
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Did you know that all generalizations are false?

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Aug 12, 2006, 11:27 PM
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Did you know that all generalizations are false?


AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA nice one.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By massachusetts - Aug 12, 2006, 11:52 PM
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If all generalizations are false, why does the word exist?

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Scott - Aug 13, 2006, 9:07 AM
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My opinion based on observation, the irish are the most racist group of people on earth. even the KKK dont like the irish


The Klan dislikes Irish people because the majority are Catholic. Don't you remember in '75-76 when the Klan was trying to recruit in Charlestown and Southie and were threatened, pelted with rocks and run out of town?

I can see how Boston history/ politics and the motives behind what people do, can be rather enigmatic to some.
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Re: The Irish in Boston

By massachusetts - Aug 13, 2006, 10:51 AM
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o yea, i forgot about that. The black guy having an American flag jabbed into his stomach, or was that another racial incident during the days Boston was predominately white.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Neal - Aug 13, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Have you even been to Ireland?

It's not fair to make judgments about a whole culture of people about whom you obviously know nothing.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Aug 13, 2006, 7:35 PM
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They also don't like Blacks and Jews.I remember hearing them taunt us by saying what the three Ks mean,They stood for the three poeople they hate the most,Koons,Kikes and Kathlics
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Re: The Irish in Boston

By mapl - Aug 14, 2006, 1:19 AM
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o yea, i forgot about that. The black guy having an American flag jabbed into his stomach, or was that another racial incident during the days Boston was predominately white.

Sorry to break this to you, Massachusetts, but, first of all, the guy didn't have the American flag jabbed into his stomach. Secondly, that picture of the kid supposedly spearing the black man in the face was a tad or so misleading. Here's why. A number of years after that, I recalled reading an interview in the Globe with the white guy who held the flag, and also another one with the black guy who was attacked on his way to Boston City Hall. The white guy with the flag swung it at the African-American guy, who leaned away from the flag just in time. Another white guy punched the black man in the face, and broke his nose and glasses. On one episode of the TV program, "Inside Edition", which was about busing, one of the white guys who'd attacked the African-American attorney came out and said "I punched him in the face and broke his nose and his glasses, and I don't mind admitting that I'm really ashamed of what I did." Neither of those behaviours is justifiable or excusable, no matter who they're done to.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Scott - Aug 14, 2006, 1:31 PM
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Have you even been to Ireland?

It's not fair to make judgments about a whole culture of people about whom you obviously know nothing.


I have, twice and if there is a nicer people or place I would sure like to visit it.

It is the kind of country where you cannot find a cup of coffee or tea to go, because no sane person could be in that much of a hurry.

Boston Irish are just as nice IMO, just in a bit more of a hurry.

btw- If Boston's urban suburbs like Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Quincy, Newton et al were included in a regional plan to eliminate disparity in the schools then maybe the effort would have sucessful. Instead you had the poor fighting the poor for tablescraps while a disproportionate amount of taxes city folks pay provide a top-notch education for suburban children.
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Re: The Irish in Boston

By mapl - Aug 14, 2006, 6:11 PM
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My opinion based on observation, the irish are the most racist group of people on earth. even the KKK dont like the irish


The Klan dislikes Irish people because the majority are Catholic. Don't you remember in '75-76 when the Klan was trying to recruit in Charlestown and Southie and were threatened, pelted with rocks and run out of town?

I can see how Boston history/ politics and the motives behind what people do, can be rather enigmatic to some.


That's very true, Fred. One can also successfully argue that the Ku Klux Klan is against ANYBODY who doesn't follow THEIR line of thinking. Additions to their list of groups that the KKK hates: Asians, Hispanics, Islamic

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Aug 14, 2006, 8:47 PM
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I'm quite sure that the KKK hate more than three kinds of people,after all they are an equal opportunity hate group.
Trust in God and sin not.Don't blame me I'm like Sparky I voted for Sarah to.

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Re: The Irish in Boston
By EJ Alwaysrite - Aug 15, 2006, 7:28 AM
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I'm quite sure that the KKK hate more than three kinds of people,after all they are an equal opportunity hate group.


I'm Sure we'll all agree the KKK doesn't discriminate. (Oh my God is this the 1st time all WGCRats agree? fingers crossedShocked)

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By mapl - Aug 15, 2006, 1:08 PM
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My opinion based on observation, the irish are the most racist group of people on earth. even the KKK dont like the irish

Really?? Is that so?? I know I'm late in responding to this, but to say that ANY one particular group has a monopoly on racism and bigotry is ludicrous, imo. Racism and bigotry exists in ALL GROUPS, regardless of who they may be.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Aug 15, 2006, 1:20 PM
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My opinion based on observation, the irish are the most racist group of people on earth. even the KKK dont like the irish


Really?? Is that so?? I know I'm late in responding to this, but to say that ANY one particular group has a monopoly on racism and bigotry is ludicrous, imo. Racism and bigotry exists in ALL GROUPS, regardless of who they may be.



Miki, is there anything you won't respond to? Like, do you ever look at something and just decide it's absurd and kind of shake your head and move on? Ever?

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Sep 16, 2006, 9:23 PM
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Did you notice they don't like blacks either?
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Re: The Irish in Boston

By eeka - Sep 16, 2006, 10:08 PM
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The Irish or the KKK?

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Sep 17, 2006, 2:09 PM
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The KKK.I think i told you what the three Ks stand for,the three things they hate the most Koons Kikes And Katlicks.
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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Gly - Sep 17, 2006, 9:26 PM
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The Ku Klux in Ku Klux Kan was derived from the college fraternity Kuklos Adelphon, a fraternity widespread throughout the Southern states of the USA in the period before the War Between the States. Its name means Circle of Brothers. (kuklos means circle in Greek.) It was organized in 1812 by four members of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It expanded to over twenty colleges and townships throughout the South, but later dissolved during the War of Northern Agression.
Its elaborate rituals were a model for those later adopted by the Ku Klux Klan after the war's end.

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Re: The Irish in Boston

By Fred Sennott - Sep 17, 2006, 9:50 PM
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I remember knowing a number of rednecks who were avowed members of the KKK during my first tour of duty in the Army.Several of them delighted in expounding on what the three Ks stood for,in fact we heard it daily.Incredibly after the MP company at Ft Eustis was integrated,they nball trassferred out of it.That company was one of the first integrated units in the Army.About a month before it happened Captain Gilbert A. Monti got up at a Company formation and announced that he was a segregationist from Mississippi ,but the wave of the future in the Army was integrated units and He intended to be a carrer soldier .He said if anyone couldn't live with it they could ask for a transfer .He also stated as long as he was CO it would work.About a month later we had about 150 MPs in the company all white,then we had 165 MPs 15 black.The immediate effect was we got more time off because we had more men to do the same mission.That was several years before Truman signed the Executive Order desegregating the Army.Of course he had told the Joint Chiefs he was going to do it.The Army moved to desegregate a numbetr of units right away and found out it would work.Don't get me wrong there were and probably still are some bigots in the Army but they worked hard to make it work.The other services had to play catch up because they didn't think he would actually do it.
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