What's the worst that could happen if the US defaults?

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Re: What's the worst that could happen if the US defaults?
In reply to D P O'neil, Oct 14, 2013

D P O'neil wrote:

aus4ever wrote:

D P O'neil wrote:

tkbslc wrote:


D P O'neil wrote:

Walking Dead wrote:


tkbslc wrote:


tkbslc wrote:


Re: What's the worst that could happen if the US defaults?

hmmm, let's see...

1.4 billion angry, screaming Chinksat your doorstep demanding their money back pronto!


We will point them northward so they can attack the racists.

Chink is NOT racist...it's like the term Yid, Kraut, or Wop, etc...

It's merely a "nickname" that refers to a specific ethnic group....not race.

There is ONLY "one" race on this planet.

The HUMAN race.


Ask a Chinese immigrant how they feel about the term.

Everyone in the USA seems to be offended by ethnic based humour.

This is not the case in the UK where I grew up

Benny Hill - Mr Chow Mein

Mimicking, and poking fun at ethnic stereotypes is probably the best British humour.

Here's another example:

The Two Ronnies - Insurance against becoming Jewish

Lighten up - will ya


Kev, here's a question for you. Would you use any of those terms in when you're not behind a computer screen? Would you call a Chinese person a 'chink'? Or an Italian, a 'wop'? Or a black male, a nig...?

Well that really is not the point, as Kev has pointed out this is stock standard British, Aussie, New Zealand humour, we have no sacred cows, nothing is sacrosanct. Politeness means that we may or may not use these terms face to face, but either way it is not about race per se.

Many Yanks just don't understand this with regard to British-Aussie/NZ humour.

Yes, we have NO sacred cows, Indie-Bums, Paki's or Coons.....that's just the way it is

Incidently we have a collection of nigger boy money boxes on display that does not mean we hate black people, they are just examples of Americana we have collected over the years.

Yes, my wife Krissoula has a large 1920's "Nigger Boy" collectable money box and a "Sweet Tassum Negros on the Porch" framed picture display in our sunroom with other stuff from that era of Americana.

and she is absolutely not a racist in any way shape or form.


I don't think it has anything to do with nationality. It has more to do with age and growing up in a time where white people could get away with racism.

It has nothing to do with race, you just don't get it because like most of your countrymen you have no sense of humour. It really is that simple. Ffs zombie boy thinks I am a racist because I have a small collection of Jolly Nigger Bank money boxes!

Calling another race names is not humour. As I already said, distasteful jokes are for shallow people, nothing more.

Calling someone a racist for having Black Americana is? I presume you are not a native Aussie, 99% of them have a great sense of humour.

How long have you lived in Australia?  I have been here 15 years.  I clearly know that Australians don't take racial slurs as jokes or sense of humour.  Do the wrong thing at work or in public, there can be serious consequences.

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