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On 12/09/2018 at 12:21 PM, Stikman said:

Personally I think one of the more racist aspects of the cartoon is the depiction of her opponent Naomi Osaka as a light skinned blonde girl.

So he portrayed a black person as black which is bad and portrayed a dark skinned person as white which is also bad.

hmmmm

maybe we need a generic beige non gender specific stick figure for all future cartoons 

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2 minutes ago, roxii said:

 

maybe we need a generic beige non gender specific stick figure for all future cartoons 

You've offended the people with eating disorders now you...

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I can't help but wonder what the reaction would have been if a male tennis player carried on that way to a female chair umpire. Surely the male tennis player would have been roundly condemned for his misogyny and bullying.

Also why does Serena get a free pass in her racist comment to the umpire? He's Hispanic and she accused him of being a thief and stealing from her. #Outrage.

 

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I saw it this morning & could barely believe it. Notre-Dame Cathedral is burning down. It was one of my "must see" places for when we start travelling in a few years.

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30 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I saw it this morning & could barely believe it. Notre-Dame Cathedral is burning down. It was one of my "must see" places for when we start travelling in a few years.

Yeah I think if it survives all you will see for the next 20 years will be scaffolding.  Pretty sad, its a wonderful building. 

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56 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I saw it this morning & could barely believe it. Notre-Dame Cathedral is burning down. It was one of my "must see" places for when we start travelling in a few years.

Yeah sad one. Luckily there are loads more to see...

24 minutes ago, roxii said:

Yeah I think if it survives all you will see for the next 20 years will be scaffolding.  Pretty sad, its a wonderful building. 

 

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1 hour ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

I saw it this morning & could barely believe it. Notre-Dame Cathedral is burning down. It was one of my "must see" places for when we start travelling in a few years.

it really was amazing when I saw it a few years ago. 

That and the Eiffel tower.

Truly one of the most amazing sites I've ever seen and could only think at the time that it would honestly suck to be blind and not see either of them.

Don't put off something until later when you could do it today.

It might not be there later.

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1 minute ago, Peter said:

it really was amazing when I saw it a few years ago. 

That and the Eiffel tower.

Truly one of the most amazing sites I've ever seen and could only think at the time that it would honestly suck to be blind and not see either of them.

Don't put off something until later when you could do it today.

It might not be there later.

Yeah I remember going there and standing in the arch for minutes in awe of the workmanship, then you put it in the context of when it was done and makes it even more amazing. 

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Incredible, beautiful place. So glad I got to see it a few years back. I can barely imagine what it would be like for Parisians to watch it burn. 

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Yeah, saw this this morning!  They were saying on the news that the French pm was saying that it looks like the structure has been saved!  MT was saying this morning that Australia should create a find out something to help with its rebuild.

Not just the building, but imagine the stuff inside that may be lost?  The "crown of thorns" is kept inside.

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8 hours ago, roxii said:

Yeah I remember going there and standing in the arch for minutes in awe of the workmanship, then you put it in the context of when it was done and makes it even more amazing. 

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Think I’ve been to 39 different countries now, lived in 5, seen a lot of things and places of wonder.  

Maybe it’s because I’m from Wells in Somerset but this is one of the few places I’ve visited and said ‘ is that it?’ To myself.  It was so much smaller and less ornate than I was expecting.  It’s location lends itself to massive crowds of course and the rest of things one goes to see in Paris are truly breathtaking but this isn’t one of them, not for me at least.

Extremely sad news though :(

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

Been to Canterbury Cathedral FP?  I got lost in that one.   

It’s farking huge 

Yeah been there, it very big. Salisbury is incredibly high and Wells is impressive with its inverted arch and clock.

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