Roma in the Czech Rep

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Re: Roma in the Czech Reporters

Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 03:16

the masked man wrote:It’s probably not a good idea to lecture someone who had his leg broken after being violently mugged (within a few hundred metres of his home) on how I shouldn’t be afraid of anti-social behaviour. And I’ve seen plenty of examples to contradict your complacent assertions including street fights, bricks thrown through windows, racist assaults and the like. Read some J G Ballard. He had excellent insights into what lay behind the British mask of civility.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 03:25

America strives on fear. It was built on it. Fear of not getting the right job, the right girl, the right house, having the right friends. Fear of the bad black man, the insidious brown man, the family who just moved in down the road, where did they come from? Why don't they mow their lawn more often? Must be drugs This is a country of cowards.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Oct 2018, 09:06

yomptepi wrote:
The Modernist wrote:What about traveller communites that do live in one place and have done for a long time?

I nearly missed the Champions League semi-final because all the local pubs in my area were shut. It was because the pikies were all kicking off because of this..
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/03/residents-block-hither-green-street-ahead-henry-vincents-funeral/

I managed to persuade my local to let me in, they had all the lights out and were pretending it was a private party.


How unusually illiberal of you G.

I am shocked.


Shocking. The BCB SJWs will surely be along in a minute to demand penance.
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 10:00

Do you normally just repeat your master's jokes?

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Oct 2018, 11:03

When they're good ones yeah, you patronising twat.
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 11:28

OOOOoooo

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Oct 2018, 11:39

Ooooo, Pikies!
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 11:40

I was only trying to see the football.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Oct 2018, 11:53

Selfish pikie cunts
Griff wrote:The notion that Jeremy Corbyn, a lifelong vocal proponent of antisemitism, would stand in front of an antisemitic mural and commend it is utterly preposterous.


Copehead wrote:we have lost touch with anything normal

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 12:06

:lol:

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby yomptepi » 09 Oct 2018, 12:14

really?
You don't like me...do you?

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Toby » 09 Oct 2018, 12:27

So were you "Just joking" when you said pikey? Because I'm sure either Yomp or myself would have been hounded mercilessly if we had the temerity to say such a thing.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 12:32

Toby wrote:So were you "Just joking" when you said pikey? Because I'm sure either Yomp or myself would have been hounded mercilessly if we had the temerity to say such a thing.


It's just how we refer to them around here. No biggie..

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby yomptepi » 09 Oct 2018, 12:54

The Modernist wrote:
Toby wrote:So were you "Just joking" when you said pikey? Because I'm sure either Yomp or myself would have been hounded mercilessly if we had the temerity to say such a thing.


It's just how we refer to them around here. No biggie..


It is a derogatory term. Certainly in my industry using it would lead to dismissal. Where's Griff when you need an outraged voice?
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 12:55

I wasn't using it in a 'professional' context was I?

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby the masked man » 09 Oct 2018, 12:58

It’s a racist word however it’s used. You can’t wriggle your way out of this.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Toby » 09 Oct 2018, 12:58

So if i say "darkie" on here, I can do so because I'm not using it in a "professional" context. I'll remember that.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 13:09

How / why are the considered 'travellers' if they don't travel around? Is the label just a nod to their heritage?

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Deebank » 09 Oct 2018, 13:33

$P.Muff$ wrote:How / why are the considered 'travellers' if they don't travel around? Is the label just a nod to their heritage?


Many still travel, others are settled, some do a bit of both.
The family I knew in our old village were settled but they were big mates with the 'showmen' (another vague term) who came with the fair when it was in the park and they had extended family members and friends dropping in all the time.

My daughter's school mate here in Devon spent much of her time travelling. I suspect that this was a bit frustrating for her teachers but it is a progressive sort of place being brand new four years ago - they have a forrest class room, a yurt and various other exciting stuff.

I don't suppose it represents any more of an accommodation than middle class parents who take their kids on long foreign holidays in term time.
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 15:22

the masked man wrote:It’s a racist word however it’s used. You can’t wriggle your way out of this.


It is mildly derogatory I'll accept that, but it isn't racist as it refers to lifestyle rather than ethnicity.