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I met, and hiked, with one from here.  Haven't seen him around in a while.

I'm just curious.


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Yea I misspelled Americans, digital dyslxia.

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I'm black...what you wanna know?

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Yea I misspelled Americans, digital dyslxia.

As well as "yeah" and "dyslexia."
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If I didn't know any better I would think that whoever came up with the term dyslexia had a sick sense of humour.
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I thought we all came from Africa.
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I used to camp with two brothers that were brothers. They grew up on a farm and were pretty comfortable in the outdoors. I don't know what happened to the younger, but the older brother has a career in television these days.

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I have the "one drop" (actually quite a bit more than that). Does that count?

Using X-American to designate racial background is stupid. Under that "rule", even though I physically appear to be a white caucasian, I'm an African-Euro-Asian-Native American. IOW, a complete mix of everything from somewhere in my racial past. As is almost everyone in the Western world.

I usually say human or Earthling when asked my race, even on official forms because really... why does it have to be broken down any further?


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Perhaps black backpackers are wise enough to stay away from TPA?
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I usually say human or Earthling when asked my race, even on official forms because really... why does it have to be broken down any further?
For the same reason that I can't register my vehicle in another county here in Texas: the gubmint keeps track of how many automobiles are registered in what's known as an SMSA (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area) in order to determine pollution standards and such.

Coming from Montana, I suspect you have no idea what I'm talking about. Those living in places like Dallas (I once did) or other large urban areas are well aware of the impact, from automobiles to lawn mowers. You see, life in the city is different from life in the country.

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Strange thread, because I was under the impression that TDale was black. Are you looking for someone with whom you may talk, TDale? :^)

ETA: (If his skin color isn't black, his outlook on life would seem to be - so maybe there's something else going on...)

ETA: Who will be the first person from the right of the political spectrum to accuse me of "racism"? Huh?
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I usually say human or Earthling when asked my race, even on official forms because really... why does it have to be broken down any further?
For the same reason that I can't register my vehicle in another county here in Texas: the gubmint keeps track of how many automobiles are registered in what's known as an SMSA (Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area) in order to determine pollution standards and such.

Coming from Montana, I suspect you have no idea what I'm talking about. Those living in places like Dallas (I once did) or other large urban areas are well aware of the impact, from automobiles to lawn mowers. You see, life in the city is different from life in the country.

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Strange thread, because I was under the impression that TDale was black. Are you looking for someone with whom you may talk, TDale? :^)

ETA: (If his skin color isn't black, his outlook on life would seem to be - so maybe there's something else going on...)

ETA: Who will be the first person from the right of the political spectrum to accuse me of "racism"? Huh?

Interesting that you think of people in terms of color, Gabby.

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Interesting that you think of people in terms of color, Gabby.

Yep - I got one.

Interesting that you took the darkest interpretation of that possible, TDale.
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Gabby, I was black for a while.  I played on a football team, in high school, that was 90% black.  The white folk shunned me.  I was discriminated against.  My parents were discriminated against.

When we went on a winning streak, it all faded away.  We were the toast of the town.


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Coming from Montana, I suspect you have no idea what I'm talking about.

I know you don't. I've said many times I'm not originally from MT and I've lived all over, including several large cities: NYC, Dallas, Houston, DC (NoVA), OKC, Seattle, Portland (OR) and worked in virtually every large metropolitan city in the lower 48 plus Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa in Canada, not to mention many large European cities. They're reasons I do live in a very small community in MT.

There's no valid comparison between motor vehicles and racial ID.


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There's no valid comparison between motor vehicles and racial ID.

For the collectors of statistics and those who use them to make policy decisions and publish documents and reports, as well as those who attempt to understand our complex society, there probably is a comparison.

Information can be used unwisely, and it can be used against the public, but it's not exactly an option to completely dispense with the collection of it. That's why you and I argue so much about the use of firearms and their effects - the NRA has essentially made it impossible to collect the information on firearm use so that it can be studied.
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My DH would say that black people are wise enough to know why they invented the automobile and air-conditioning.   :D

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You see, life in the city is different from life in the country.

That, right there, defines America in a nutshell; and is the reason for the seemingly great divides between liberals and conservatives.

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You see, life in the city is different from life in the country.

That, right there, defines America in a nutshell; and is the reason for the seemingly great divides between liberals and conservatives.

Well, at least one of the reasons IMO, perhaps the biggest reason...???

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You see, life in the city is different from life in the country.

That, right there, defines America in a nutshell; and is the reason for the seemingly great divides between liberals and conservatives.

Here's a funny little story for you:

Once upon a time, I was visiting my brother, who lives about 20 miles out in the country. He carries a cell phone (for convenience while feeding his animals), but rails against "smart phones", doesn't know anything about Facebook, Twitter or Netflix (and doesn't want to), thinks "cable TV" is a ripoff, watches most movies on used DVD disks he buys at the "thrift shop" - you know, like the ones they used to use in the last millenium (just joking), and has a computer but seldom uses it (it's still using a phone line modem to connect to the Internet).

Mind you, it's not far enough outside of the nearest town that you can't get a fairly reasonable 3G signal - he does use a cellphone all the time, I've checked the news and weather on the Internet while lying in a tent late at night while "camping out" (as he put it) on his property during the winter, up some canyon.

So, one day while sitting in his living room chit-chatting about this and that, I had an inspiration and pulled out my "smart phone", started the Google Earth app, and zoomed down so that I could see his house, barn and "chicken pen". I rotated the screen display so he could see the surrounding countryside and topography.

When I showed it to him, he looked a bit surprised and said, "When did they start doing that?" "How much can they see?" "I don't need anybody spying on me!" and similar things.

Now, it could very well be that he was just having me on about it all - sort of "pulling my leg" - because I don't for a second think he's all that "out of the loop", but you should have seen the expression on his face when I explained how I can call and see my daughter in Japan with Skype - on my iPad. (Perhaps he's never noticed the use of Skype for international calls to correspondents on TV news programs - they never actually say anything about it, though there's sometimes a "logo" on the screen.)

I'm not saying at all that those people living in the "countryside" can't avail themselves of all the modern services, including Internet news and information. Some apparently choose to avoid it all (perhaps the point of being out there in the first place) or simply don't know.

Apparently, there are at least a few assumptions made about "city life" that make it very difficult to understand why "things are different". I suspect that "gay culture" is an element that's almost completely missing "out there". A recent article I posted a link to here actually said as much: those who live in major urban areas, worldwide, have pretty much accepted the idea of a "gay culture", while those out in the rural areas don't.

Probably accounts for a lot of other things too subtle to notice, actually.
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Interesting that you think of people in terms of color, Gabby.

Yep - I got one.

Interesting that you took the darkest interpretation of that possible, TDale.

I'm more interested in how he gets along with only 3 fingers on each hand and 3 toes on each foot.  He looks kinda orange under the chin, but maybe that's just his beard.
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