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Kyla

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You stated Ambrosia in your first reply, that "it is not offensive". please do not speak for all here, or all anywhere. it may not be offensive to you, as you later stated, but to make a generalized statement that it is not offensive presumes to know what others are feeling and thinking.
and i doubt that all americans are white and speak english as their first language, speaking of it offending americans as you say it could be offensive to them.

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"It is not offensive"....to me Kyla!  I think this is a very sensitive area for you correct?  I just saw your response to me here and I could get easily offended but I understand, very much so I understand.  I am not speaking for anyone else but myself and I really didn't think you would be leaving the board simply because of something Jimmuh would write.  And Jimmuh contributes only occasionally.  Comes and goes.  So I really didn't know how deeply his words would incite you and if I said anything that made you feel uncomfortable I am very sorry, but that was definitely not my intention.  There is no need to get angry with me and in a few days I hope you will see this and all will calm down for you again.  Maybe  this is just wiping the "perfect dust" off the board so you can see that we are not perfect here and that we all are very different and behave differently from each other and definitely have differences, cultural differences as well as age differences.

I have a deep sensitivity about age and older adults.  Often I read the wrong sentiment into what others say in jest about older people and yes, ageism is also deeply engrained within us just as prejudices, so I have had to learn to manage my rage alongwith my logic, (RASM) in order not to go overboard at unsuspecting people that have no idea that they did something offensive.  Compassion=com (with) passion.....with passion. 

I know it hurts and I know how disappointed you might feel about the board, me, the members, and that we fell down a notch in your book maybe.....but hey baby, that's life!  We just aren't perfect and there is going to be ageism and prejudices galore wherever we go in life and yes, it's painful and disgusting and repulsive to our higher sense of right, but we have to learn how to live with it and let it pass, not give it the attention it desparately craves.  It's much like depression isn't it.  We recognize it for what it is, we accept that it happens, we separate or detach who we really are from the ugliness, and we manage or survive the best that we can while it still goes on, but untouching us because we have learned to let it go, pass it by without any judgment or attachment.


whew.....please don't take my words wrongly OK?  I just write and write and take full responsibility for my opinions and that's just what they are...mine and no one elses.  You are a wonderful sentient human being like all of us here and hope you stay with the board. 


blessings to you again,
ambrosia 


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I have been trying to ignore this thread and was hoping it would drop off the front page here and Ambrosia brings it right back up tothe top.

In my own opinion, Jimmuh's post was wrong. I don't think Jimmuh should get a free pass on offensive things he says just because "he's Jimmuh and that's the way he is". And yes Ambrosia, you could substitute any other race of people into the equation and it would have been equally offensive. That does not make it right and it certainly does not make it funny. The most annoying part to me is that Jimmuh and people of his ilk seem to think that Americans have a monopoly on denigrating people of other cultures. And it's okay because we make fun of all other cultures. The Asian and the Irish and the Mexican and etc...
He does not get a free pass because he may have posted while drunk. These are all freakin' excuses to justify a person who belittles a man whom he calls his friend.
It starts somewhere and it has got to end somewhere. There is no middle ground in racism.

Helen makes me laugh. Jimmuh never has.


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Oh yeah...this is all Ambrosia's fault huh Ali?  I'm so sick and tired of people making me the bad guy here.  Now it's time for me to pull the "leaving the website card". 

You have a grudge against me ali and you have been making jabs at me for awhile but this particular drama was started by Kyla and Jimmuh, not me!   This thread is not offensive to me and if it is offensive to anyone then deal with it!  for pete's sake.  There are so many worse things happening today than Jimmuh's prejudices and Kyla's  over-reactions  (yes, I feel Kyla is overreacting). I have had much worse things happen to me in my life to take something that a person like Jimmuh says personally. 

If you are offended by Jimmuh's post take it up with him!  and please stop using me as the scapegoat.  I'm rea lly fed up with it.  Oh and the  comment that I brought this thread back up is really out of line.  I was responding to Kyla's remarks made to me.   Stop making such a big deal out of this, my goodness!

I really wonder...if people can't handle a dumb story like Jimmuh's how do they handle real life out there in the real world where there are all sorts of idiots, perverts, jerks, a-holes, bitches, and so on and on and on.  Jimmuh's story is just him b.s.'ing us and if we give into it then he's got us, why don't you all see that? 

oh dear, now I'm feeling angry, not good for me right now...don't need this crap, all I've been doing is explaining myself and I'm still taken negatively...geesh...

I could say the same thing right back to you ali...that you brought this thread back when I had tried to make peace here, so, you see....hopefully.....you'll see...oh well I tried.


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No I don't see Ambrosia.  It was already at the top when I responed.  I didn't bring it there. 
There was absolutely no dig intended.  This is not about you.  It's about Jimmuh. 
(If Helen or anyone at all had brought it back to the top I would have said what I said with her name instead of yours.)



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