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Old 05-02-2013, 18:41
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Why is it somehow that terms like "bigot" get redefined by the ones who it applies to? Do they seriously think they are convincing anyone?
Let me consult my magic 8 ball for the answer to that........................................No.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:42
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There is a larger percentage of declared gay people posting here than most people would encounter day to day.

And Gay Spy.
There are a greater percentage of Nottingham Forest fans here than I would encounter day to day too.

This site must be Nottingham Forest-centric then.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:43
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Let me consult my magic 8 ball for the answer to that........................................No.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:43
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There is a larger percentage of declared gay people posting here than most people would encounter day to day.

And Gay Spy.
so you know the sexuality of everyone you encounter?? Wow, amazing
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:43
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There are a greater percentage of Nottingham Forest fans here than I would encounter day to day too.

This site must be Nottingham Forest-centric then.
Indeed.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:43
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There is a larger percentage of declared gay people posting here than most people would encounter day to day.

And Gay Spy.
I don't see how you can say that without statistics to back up your argument. Got any?
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:44
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There are a greater percentage of Nottingham Forest fans here than I would encounter day to day too.

This site must be Nottingham Forest-centric then.
Are there? Never seen anything of them tbh.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:45
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I don't see how you can say that without statistics to back up your argument. Got any?
None.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:45
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Then, with respect, I declare it nonsense.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:46
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so you know the sexuality of everyone you encounter?? Wow, amazing
I have never had a "gaydar" as some people call it.

A friend of mine who I'd known for yonks asked me if it was ok to bring his boyfriend to my wedding. And I said "of course". Then it STILL took me about 3 days to go "Wait a minute..."

I guess we'd never been in a situation where it had come up.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:46
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Then, with respect, I declare it nonsense.
Fair enough.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:47
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Almost every Tory I've seen speak tonight in the Commons has said the same thing

"We need more time to consider the consequences"


No we don't. There are none. NEXT!
Indeed. Let's see how many blocking tactics the lords can conjure up.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:47
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Are there? Never seen anything of them tbh.
Yes, on the Forest discussion thread.

There also seem to be a lot of WWE, Leeds United, Splash, Doctor Who, Mad Men, women's tennis, and movie fans here in large concentrations.

More than I've ever encountered in everyday life.

Hmm, I wonder why that is. It's almost as though message boards seem to attract people specifically interested in topics and subjects discussed on them

It's all very strange.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:47
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so you know the sexuality of everyone you encounter?? Wow, amazing
Do you know what "declared" means? It was in the post. It usually means posters saying something like, I dunno...

"I'm gay"
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:49
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I have never had a "gaydar" as some people call it.

A friend of mine who I'd known for yonks asked me if it was ok to bring his boyfriend to my wedding. And I said "of course". Then it STILL took me about 3 days to go "Wait a minute..."

I guess we'd never been in a situation where it had come up.
Exactly. I'm sure treme knows some gay people without even realising it. I daresay people are more open about their sexuality here than in the "real world', due to the anonymity it affords.

Though I'm not really sure what the amount of gay people on this forum has to do with this topic. Other than a disingenuous suggestion that the posts here in support aren't representative of the country as a whole.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:50
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???? Bejebers! just how many pages back are you?
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:52
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Do you know what "declared" means? It was in the post. It usually means posters saying something like, I dunno...

"I'm gay"
Which you then compared to who you see everyday, so do people run up to you in the street and go 'I'm gay I'm gay'!!

Unfortunately people don't do that with me, so I have no idea if I encounter more gay people on DS then real life. Maybe I should make a sign, tell me your sexuality for free hugs, yeah, that would totally work
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:53
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???? Bejebers! just how many pages back are you?
I was also wondering what all the confusion was about about the
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:53
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???? Bejebers! just how many pages back are you?
He is pages behind because his mummy told him it was nap time. He will catch up soon.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:53
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So IF this gets the vote tonight and then onto the house of freeloaders, when does it become law? What is the shortest time it can take?
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:53
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Though I'm not really sure what the amount of gay people on this forum has to do with this topic. Other than a disingenuous suggestion that the posts here in support aren't representative of the country as a whole.
Whoa, hang on. I said that in a post referring specifically to a person being labelled a bigot, which on this forum, being as it is, is often rolled out far earlier than you might see off the forum. Nothing to do with support for the topic.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:54
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Very true.

I have noted that some of the posters who throw out accusations of bigotry are very bigoted themselves, especially against religion and about the views of others.

But then they've probably redefined the meaning of the word 'bigot'. Just as they are redefining other words.

(Bigot: a person who is intolerant, esp. regarding religion, politics or race. A person who is intolerant of the views of others)
Simple intolerance of bigotry is not, in actual fact, bigotry.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:55
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Exactly. I'm sure treme knows some gay people without even realising it. I daresay people are more open about their sexuality here than in the "real world', due to the anonymity it affords.

Though I'm not really sure what the amount of gay people on this forum has to do with this topic. Other than a disingenuous suggestion that the posts here in support aren't representative of the country as a whole.
Which they might not be, but they're probably at least as representative as the average newspaper, with a highly self-selected group as their audience.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:57
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Which you then compared to who you see everyday, so do people run up to you in the street and go 'I'm gay I'm gay'!!

Unfortunately people don't do that with me, so I have no idea if I encounter more gay people on DS then real life. Maybe I should make a sign, tell me your sexuality for free hugs, yeah, that would totally work
Aha, fair enough.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:57
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Simple intolerance of bigotry is not, in actual fact, bigotry.
Agreed.
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