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Muslims again ? I'm beginning to think your cousin isn't the only one with a problem.

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Maybe Keith is an under cover Imam seeking out infidels?
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Two days ago, Polly Hudson, writing in the Mirror, said that she believes that we are all getting angrier and angrier. She commented that if you say something that someone disagrees with, they start shouting at you, and getting very nasty; make a minor driving mistake, and fists are shaken at you, swearing and retaliatory measures. She was wondering why.

I think she has a point. Could it be the stress of modern living? Could it be the lack of another major war? Is man programmed to fight, and tolerance is a learned reaction?

What do you think?
For angrier and angrier, read nastier and nastier. Just got back from a week in France taking the A26 out of Calais. Itís a two lane motorway with a 130 kph limit. Most of the inane driving I saw was by Audis, BMWs and Range Rovers sporting GB plates. Well in excess of the speed limit, they drove within a few feet of slower vehicles that were themselves overtaking in the outside lane. Not only nasty but highly dangerous and arrogant as if an easing off the accelerator was an affront to their self importance. Ugly.

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But handling the truth and reality works both ways Keith.

Did you watch the BBC News item last night about the Manchester Bomber and Didsbury Mosque? The opinions expressed were not mine but those of the BBC team responsible; so probably on the liberal side of the centreline.

Like it or not this is a reality that we have to face up to. We cannot pretend that it doesn't exist.

Some people are more eloquent than others when it comes to expressing opinions, and some cannot accept any opinion but their own, which sounds like your uncle; but that doesn't necessarily mean that he is wrong, any more than it means he is right.

The longer we try to hide these problems under the carpet and pretend they don't exist the more difficult they will be to resolve.
Yes, I did; and yes, it is a problem. But that doesn't make it right to tar all Muslims (or indeed all of any group) with the same brush. Demonizing all Muslims will simply drive more into the arms of the extremists/radicals/whatever you like to call them.
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Muslims again ? I'm beginning to think your cousin isn't the only one with a problem.

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That sounds a bit insulting, John. Point is, I've had to work with all sorts of people over the years, including many Asian peoples, Russians, Americans, South Africans, etc., etc. You have to treat them as they treat you, not as stereotypes, otherwise you don't get very far! Now many of those people were our customers; would you think it right to have, for instance, insulted any of them then? Consequently, I am not anti any of them in principle; but if, as with anyone else, one or more treat me badly, then obviously, I react to them as I would to one of our own people if they treat me likewise.

Overall, immigration and immigrants is another issue, and a complex one. And not an issue I'm particularly keen to get into here.
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Bringing back national service might help.
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Bringing back national service might help.
Greece still has national service. And islands like Lesvos are the sort of places they have to do most of it.
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I get angry because people make me angry, okay? I mean, it's all these immigrants coming over here stealing our jobs and claiming our benefits while in some of our cities you hardly see a white face these days and this is MY lane, MY lane - bloody cyclists slowing all the traffic up and they don't even pay road tax. I ask you, what is this country coming to? We need to reclaim our country for British people and preserve the British way of life, like 10 pints of lager on a Friday night with a dodgy kebab and a fight on the way home. Do you have a problem with that? Do you?
A mate with a severe physical disability and mental illness was sent to the Scrubs for 10 days last year for using the K word. It was his word against 3 Jehovah witnesses, who made the case against him over a parking space disagreement at a supermarket in London. He said he got angry with them shouting Sodom and Gomorrah. He couldnt recall saying the bad word.
The K word is similar to the N word, popularised by Alf Garnett and because of this racist word, he was sent down.
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A mate with a severe physical disability and mental illness was sent to the Scrubs for 10 days last year for using the K word. It was his word against 3 Jehovah witnesses, who made the case against him over a parking space disagreement at a supermarket in London. He said he got angry with them shouting Sodom and Gomorrah. He couldnt recall saying the bad word.
The K word is similar to the N word, popularised by Alf Garnett and because of this racist word, he was sent down.
I'm very surprised that they were actually sent to prison just for using an offensive word. There must have been more to it.

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Is that word spelled with a "K" or a "C" Phil ? If it refers to a furry USA critter it's a "C"

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The word ends in N and not T
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I'm very surprised that they were actually sent to prison just for using an offensive word. There must have been more to it.

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He was sent to prison for 10 days soley for using that word. I was in court at the time. I have nothing to gain here by lying about it.
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Yes, I did; and yes, it is a problem. But that doesn't make it right to tar all Muslims (or indeed all of any group) with the same brush. Demonizing all Muslims will simply drive more into the arms of the extremists/radicals/whatever you like to call them.
Nobody is tarring any group with the same brush Keith. But you, as an Engineer should know better than anyone that pretending a problem doesn't exist never makes it go away.

Worse still, this kind of denial angers those who feel ignored by the liberal elite in Westminster and helps to justify the actions of nationalists and other extremists.
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Exactly Phil ! And begins with C.

Abbreviation of Raccoon by any chance? or am I barking up the wrong tree ?

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I like it!

For balance there has to be one that works the other way though?
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I also hope that wasn't a leather football that Jeremy (who is a Veggie) was kicking?
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