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By the way, I've met plenty of people who have said to me (usually one to one due to political correctness and fear of being seen as racist): I don't like girls/guys who are xxxxx (insert race) and i'm not a fan of girls/guys who are xxxx (insert race). I've already pointed out that OK Cupid has done a survey on this that shows just what I-m saying - people of different ethnicities are not equally attracted to the other. Google it. Don't take my word for it.
Weird thing is that I attract an undue amount of red-headed women, with extremely pale complexions. Makes me think they might be after my melanin. You're not ginger, by any chance, are you?
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Weird thing is that I attract an undue amount of red-headed women, with extremely pale complexions. Makes me think they might be after my melanin. You're not ginger, by any chance, are you?
Funny you say that, I always thought it was boring to be a brunette and that redheads were way more beautiful...(in women)...
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While I understand biology often being a driving factor in racial profiling of potential suitors, I can't forget the theories on Arian race we had to cram

I do think we are more motivated by previously broken heart than some rigid genetics, though.

Hot or not...adventure, novelty, courage are hot.
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Funny you say that, I always thought it was boring to be a brunette and that redheads were way more beautiful...(in women)...
Some are. But beauty is not defined by color. That is a very primal and primitive prioritization of beauty. For me, its about the beauty of the mind, how it connects to the heart, and shoots out through the eyes, face along with body language. Believe me, the mind is a lot sexier than color of complexion.

So, I do know when I get hit on. And for some reason, it is often by very, very light skinned women; brunette or redhead.

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So have you decided on whether LON or ZRH?

I am starting to think that you don't need to move countries but something else!
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I am starting to think that you don't need to move countries...
Didn't know she was into plate-tectonics.
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Dude what did you even contribute?

Not much yet, but I can give you a link to Stormfront if you like...
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So have you decided on whether LON or ZRH?

I am starting to think that you don't need to move countries but something else!
I wonder why nobody made any proposal to OP...
Are the forum regulars shy or what? Or it must be the winter.
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So have you decided on whether LON or ZRH?

I am starting to think that you don't need to move countries but something else!
What does something else refer to? Regarding London or Zurich I'm still waiting for details of the offers. HR is very slow; it probably will be at least another month before I know for sure where I'm going...

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Some are. But beauty is not defined by color. That is a very primal and primitive prioritization of beauty. For me, its about the beauty of the mind, how it connects to the heart, and shoots out through the eyes, face along with body language. Believe me, the mind is a lot sexier than color of complexion.

So, I do know when I get hit on. And for some reason, it is often by very, very light skinned women; brunette or redhead.
Phos I was referring to physical attributes; of course beauty in the sense of attraction to someone refers to much more than looks but when you or I are walking down the street, we don't know what each other's souls look like. We talked about this already.

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Not much yet, but I can give you a link to Stormfront if you like...
And what about you? Maybe you should take an immersion course in mandarin in central China for a year. Oh but damn it you seem to be a man so it wouldn't work!!

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there would be no ISIS without the West and especially without the war crimes committed by the US in Iraqi prisons.
Darüber sind wir total einig ! I completely agree with this statement. Kudos.

I firmly believe that the US should not have intervened in Iraq. But as you might guess, we agree on this for different reasons. I believe that the US should not have thrown local dictators from power and attempted to "democratize" the Middle East because Islam and Democracy do not go together. The people who live there do not want democracy. In a recent poll 65 % of Egyptians reported they wanted democracy. However, 37% of the ones who reported that they wanted democracy also expressed their belief that women who cheat on their husbands should be hanged in public.

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Digging into the story deeper, I learned through Pew and Gallup polls that approximately 30% of Muslims living in the West do not identify with the West. I believe this is partly the result of exclusionist attitudes in the West from the likes of you.
This is the difference between you and me. I rely on facts, I rely on statistical observations while you rely on feelings. And the ones who do not share your feelings you deem racist.

"30% of Muslims living in the west do not identify with the west"
In other words, 30% of Muslims in Europe would rather live under Sharia law, where people`s hands are cut for theft.
As I said previously, I am extremely pro inviting talented and hard-working people who want to live here. But as soon as they show they dont want to integrate and in fact want to corrupt our society with their radical ideas, they need to be sent away. I think this is fairly rational and intuitive.

However, in stead of thinking rationally and logically, you try to come up with emotional arguments that its not their fault that they cannot integrate, its our because we are hostile. Europe is extremely liberal nowadays. There are countless laws against discrimination. The law protects even these who does not want to integrate. The only requirement to stay is not to attempt to do stuff like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mlxMndnlzw

Phos, sudeepta, I am not a racist. I am just worried what will people like the one on this video do to our home if liberals like you keep insisting that, basically in this case, "its not their fault that they want to take over Britain, its our fault that we didnt grant it in the first place".

We live in a world where patriots are deemed racists, people who rely on facts to speak up the truth are viewed as politically incorrect, and people who want to undermine our societies are awarded with social benefits.

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I thought this thread was locked... why was it reopened just to throw it to the trolls?
A typical fallacy in which politically correct liberals fall. When they cannot win the argument using facts, statistics, and concrete evidence, they want to end up the discussion and call the other party racist.
However, you are undermining one of the most important principles you believe to have - democratic views. And what is the most prominent principle of democracy - its freedom of speech. We are leading a healthy discussion, and you want to shut me up and deny my the right to express myself because my arguments are not convenient ?
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Der_Spieler another post which is spot on!! I actually don't think the west should be promoting democracy in developing countries. A period of dictatorship by a strong wise leader is what's best for a country in the first instance. Once a certain stage of development is reached then a country can open up to democracy and pluralism. By the way this is how much of Europe developed. Basically we need to think in terms of Maslow's hierarchy of needs!!
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Phos, sudeepta, I am not a racist. I am just worried what will people like the one on this video do to our home if liberals like you keep insisting that, basically in this case, "its not their fault that they want to take over Britain, its our fault that we didnt grant it in the first place".
Those who give credence to wacko extremists like that are the wacko extremist of the same. So I suppose they are speaking to your level, and you hear them loud and clear.


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We live in a world where patriots are deemed racists, people who rely on facts to speak up the truth are viewed as politically incorrect, and people who want to undermine our societies are awarded with social benefits.
You flatter yourself about truth, yet can't see the truth about yourself: You live in fear, and would love to pass it on. But I do not. I refuse to.

Did you just call me politically correct? That is a bizarre accusation, Eurotrash! You see, that wasn't politically correct, was it?
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I wonder why nobody made any proposal to OP...
Are the forum regulars shy or what? Or it must be the winter.
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And what about you? Maybe you should take an immersion course in mandarin in central China for a year.
What for?
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What for?
Wasn't your Uncle B some sort of mandarin?
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Geez, are you all still here?

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Yes those were pictures of me.
You might want rein in that ego sister, I believe the post from IzabelainZug was aimed at me in the context of my signature. Nobody here really cares what you or I really look like.

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Those who give credence to wacko extremists like that are the wacko extremist of the same. So I suppose they are speaking to your level, and you hear them loud and clear.
For the past 3 days I basically asserted that I am very open and would welcome people from all over the world who would like to come and add value to our society. I also said that these who do not want to contribute but instead to corrupt it, they don`t have place here.

On the other hand, you insist that all people should be encouraged to come and stay in our countries, even these who undermine them.

I believe that after three days we finally established that you are the extremist, not I.

The definition of ''extremist' is the following...

ex·trem·ist (k-strmst)
n.
One who advocates or resorts to measures beyond the norm, especially in politics.


By advocating that we should welcome the good and send away the bad I prove to be moderate. By advocating that everybody should be welcomed, even these who want to hurt us ( like the ones on the video I posted), you prove to be the extremist.

I believe this concludes our argument.

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By calling me ''eurotrash" you are reaching the next level of frustration - first you called me racist (the most obvious), then you welcomed the idea of closing the discussion, and now your last resort is personal insults.
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Phos, sudeepta, I am not a racist. I am just worried what will people like the one on this video do to our home if liberals like you keep insisting that, basically in this case, "its not their fault that they want to take over Britain, its our fault that we didnt grant it in the first place".
Dear sir what would you call yourself (and I don't mean you per se)? An Anglo-Saxon? Then you migrated from one of the Germanic tribes. A Norman? Then you are possibly remnants of the French elite.. or any other ethnic group (Norse, Celt??). You realize that the Anglo-Saxons had to struggle with the Romano-Brit indigenous population and then imposed their culture and in turn the Anglo-Saxons faced the wrath of Norman invasions and some had to flee (even to the Byzantine Kingdom). The Normans brought some good things too, they eliminated slavery for example.
Now will you call the Anglo-Saxons destroyer of the original British society or the Normans (For example the Welsh, an older group are called thus (Welsh means 'foreign speech') by the real foreigners, Anglo-Saxons!!!)? Right now today will you call a Norman more British than an Anglo-Saxon (assuming that you can make the difference).
I answer for you, and you can correct me if I am wrong - there is no way to separate the identity of an Anglo-Saxon from a Norman or from somebody of the older ilk in terms of patriotism or the British value. Now this stage of 'hard/impossible to separate' arrived not in 2-3 generation of arrival of any particular group.
Moral of the story - assimilation happens over time, over centuries even and you only have to look back at the attested history of the British.

By the way I didn't call you a racist, not once, but you do seem to have a very narrow sense of superiority (and perhaps a poor understanding of history).

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PS: I don't mean that you are a British. I don't know, and in fact I don't care whether you are one. But I hope you got the drift.
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Geez, are you all still here?



You might want to rein in that ego sister,


Totally.
Fixed that for you (I guess you got it wrong the second time too).
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