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Senate The European Politics Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by DANNASUK, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    How is this a thing in the Netherlands?

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...ve-crime-gangs-racial-profiling-a8169631.html
    (also, why is this page of this thread blank? don't tell me the board is still having technical issues...)
     
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  2. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    How do the police see that people are unlikely to be able to afford designer clothes legally?
     
  3. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    They're gonna target nonwhites.
     
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  4. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I guess that also but how are they going to say that without sounding racist.
     
  5. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    I don't get the impression that they're trying particularly hard not to sound racist.
     
  6. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's only in Rotterdam West, it's only a trial, and it's only an idea.
    It's also definitely racist.
     
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  7. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Reminds me of when my father bought a sports car when I was younger. He got pulled over so many times that we joked it was because of a DWI (Driving While Indian).
     
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  8. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    About fifteen years ago there was a story in the local newspaper of an African immigrant in Oslo who was stopped by the police 21 times because he had an expensive bike. The first times they would detain him until he could prove he bought it, so eventually he got the receipt of purchase laminated and carried it in his pocket at all times. [face_plain]
     
  9. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    You've recovered from the anniversary of Colo's death? Good!

    @SuperWatto, has Ahmed Aboutaleb said anything about this, given it's in his city, and his past remarks?
     
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  10. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes, he said it's not going to happen. Two days before the Independent article.
     
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  11. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    More quality analysis from our Trump University polisci grad then.
     
  12. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    But the Independent should also do better. It's fake news.
     
  13. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    they have a market to cater to; sees itself as politically sophisticated, isn't.
     
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  14. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    DUI - Driver Unquestionably Indian/Immigrant.
     
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  15. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Better than DIGGY - Driver Irritatingly Giggling, Gabbling and Yodeling
     
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  16. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  17. starfish

    starfish Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Diggy, do you really know how to yodel?
     
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  18. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    https://www.economist.com/blogs/kaffeeklatsch/2018/02/28-years-two-months-and-27-days

    Interesting blog from the Economist on the Berlin Wall, which has now been down for longer than it was up; and on Berlin as a whole, including the jostling between the areas losing their bohemians and working class who give the city character, and the modern, European capital that Berlin is almost expected to become.

    If people can't read it, I'll copy/paste the content.
     
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  19. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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  20. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 6

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    The reason for doing are quite beneficial; it is good way to break France's social bubbles and force integration via the army.

    Macron remains my hero [face_love]
     
  21. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Why does it have to be military? There's other forms of service (though I'm not a fan of something like this being compulsory).