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by paulc
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2008: European GP
Replies: 68
Views: 3299

RE: F1 2008: European GP

Is there a green pit exit light which Kimi could have seen and thought it was the 'go' light. ?

Had a similar case at work where lights in the distance lined up with other lights and did cause a couple of potentially serious incidents.

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by paulc
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?
Replies: 92
Views: 3992

RE: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?

Give the lisbon treaty 'NO' by Ireland, the French & Dutch 'NO' to the original constitution, the Dainish 'NO' on Maastrict and the Irish 'NO' on Nice - it should be pretty clear what the message is. If the Irish do vote again I hope the NO vote is even larger. (just as it may have been if the Frenc...

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by paulc
Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?
Replies: 92
Views: 3992

RE: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?

"Nobody here said that we should force Ireland or France or the Netherlands to vote again" Maybe not here but Sarkozy has said such a thing re Ireland which reinforces the fact that the eu is ignoring the democratic process of a sovereign nation. According to its own rules the lisbon treaty is dead ...

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by paulc
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?
Replies: 92
Views: 3992

RE: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?

I believe that the UK wanted to join from the start but was refused entry by <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> (on account the CAP & other protectionist schemes was not fully in place) When north sea oil came on line then minds were soon changed a...

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by paulc
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?
Replies: 92
Views: 3992

RE: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?

The Santer commission for starters - mass resignations / fraud cases etc The fact that the eu accounts have not been signed off for the last 11 years by the eu own auditors is a tad suspicious - if that were a private company then heads would role and legal proceedings started. Eu commission is unel...

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by paulc
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?
Replies: 92
Views: 3992

RE: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?

Why should I question my perception of the EU ? - (do you question yours?) it is what it is - corrupt, unaccountable and increasingly unpopular. (not just in the UK - remember we did not reject Lisbon, the Constitution (first time round), Maastrict or Nice treaties - all of which have been rejected ...

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by paulc
Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?
Replies: 92
Views: 3992

RE: The EU - Where Are We Going Now?

Another thing to consider is that what the people of europe want and the leaders of europe want are not necesaarily the same thing. Yes to stability, trade No to a perceived loss of national identity, loss of abiitity to self govern, loss of ability to look after their countries own interests first,...

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by paulc
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody Seen The Movie "Mongol"?
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

RE: Anybody Seen The Movie "Mongol"?

Saw it a couple of weeks ago - very good, excellent story, stunning scenery etc. Yes there is some gore but in a battle scene it is what you would expect. With subtitles it does make you concentrate more as you have to watch every bit.

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by paulc
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Photo Request: Really Deleted Or Cached?
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

RE: Deleted Photo Request: Really Deleted Or Cached?

All my pictures were removed some time ago and I hope that in time they will cease to be in any back ups the site may have taken and that the older backups are destroyed.

There is no chance I will be asking for mine to be restored.

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by paulc
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Remove Photos Button.
Replies: 25
Views: 1212

RE: Remove Photos Button.

Yet to remove pics from myairliners you have to delete them yourself !! - admin will not or can not do all of them for some reason (am in the process of removing mine from there - 500 done only 3000 to go)

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by paulc
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 232
Views: 12498

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

Still no reply from <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> to the concerns raised in this thread despite Monique being active in Site Related + comments made on the equivalvent thread there. This shows the continued contempt towards the photographers and is not helping the already poor i...

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by paulc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 232
Views: 12498

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

Jez,

I took no offence at your post - any decision taken to remove my pictures will be mine and mine alone. As I see it the ball is very much in DM's court..

Dusty - a bit harsh on Jez I think - he is entitled to his opinion as well

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by paulc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 232
Views: 12498

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

just how many pics will be lost ? (2312 for me) if this matter is not resolved to the photographers satisfaction. After all DM keep saying the photographers are the site!

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by paulc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 15
Views: 3694

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

can somebody from <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> look at (and REPLY to) the thread in the photography forum as people (myself included) still have major concerns over the new TOU's - mainly the 'through the service' element and what this might mean in the future. The lack of comm...

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by paulc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 232
Views: 12498

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

The last reply from <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> was No 112 on 9th March - it is now the 12th so more poor communication as usual. Perhaps they think this problem will go away - well it will when people start deleting pics. First thing you do when in a hole is stop digging so c...

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by paulc
Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 232
Views: 12498

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

The new TOU's are still unacceptable as 'through the service' is still present without being clearly defined. As stated above 'through the service' could mean anything and if some function is offered tihs way then the photographer gets no say. I do not really want to delete my 2300 images but that i...

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by paulc
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 232
Views: 12498

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

'Through the service' is not an acceptable term as there is no clarity as to what the service actually is. If it is just the postcards / links then fine but who knows what <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> might add as being available 'through the service' in future and without phot...

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by paulc
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries That You Have Visited....?
Replies: 116
Views: 4517

Countries That You Have Visited....?

my list England Scotland Wales Republic of Ireland France Spain Holland Belgium Luxembourg Norway Sweden Denmark Italy Greece Poland Hungary Austria Switzerland West Germany (as was) East German (as was) Czechoslovakia Bulgaria Turkey UAE Thailand Singapore Indonesia Malaysia China (mainland + Macau...

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by paulc
Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Review Only - New Terms Of Use
Replies: 136
Views: 8021

RE: Review Only - New Terms Of Use

meant to put a smiley after that statement. Having said that to me they are not there yet as i have no faith / trust in what DM means by 'through the service' (either now or in the future) - it could be anything and it is that that concerns me.

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by paulc
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Review Only - New Terms Of Use
Replies: 136
Views: 8021

RE: Review Only - New Terms Of Use

Andy,

yes it is a problem - 2 tries at TOU's for photographers and still they are not right (but slightly better than the first try)

Email sent to support raising my concerns and not accepting the new TOU's as they currently stand.

No email here either.

[Edited 2008-02-25 23:10:09]

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by paulc
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Review Only - New Terms Of Use
Replies: 136
Views: 8021

RE: Review Only - New Terms Of Use

Still not keen on 4B of the new tou's - namely "This limited license only allows Airliners to use your User Photos on or through the Service." It is the "through the service" that is of concern (to me) as we have no idea how <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> want to expand and anyth...

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by paulc
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms - For Photographers - Part II
Replies: 257
Views: 17146

RE: New Terms - For Photographers - Part II

Granite, a brave and accurate post which sums up very well how I (and a lot of other feel) Plenty of people will be waiting for the revised TOU before making a decision one way or the other. Some (myself included) may still decide that enough in enough and that all trust and confidence in how <acron...

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by paulc
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Terms 'Postponed For Pre-Existing Users'
Replies: 18
Views: 3255

RE: Terms 'Postponed For Pre-Existing Users'

sorry guys but the whole set up stinks - <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> are really pushing their luck with the members of this site and it will / has rebounded big time. It took Johan years to build up the site to a level that other non aviation companies would be interested in b...

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by paulc
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Terms - What It Means For Photographers
Replies: 356
Views: 23527

RE: New Terms - What It Means For Photographers

Have not uploaded photos here for a while but stil have over 2000 inthe database which will be deleted before the deadline.

a.net is rapidly going up in flames and all DM seem to do is add more petrol!

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by paulc
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy
Replies: 138
Views: 9314

RE: New Terms Of Use And Privacy Policy

This could be the straw that breaks the camels back - my 2000+ photos will be gone before March 8th deadline as DM seem determined to p*** off the photographers whose images have made this site as popular as it is.

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by paulc
Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: ANCFlyer No Longer Crew
Replies: 93
Views: 4286

RE: ANCFlyer No Longer Crew

message to <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> - first thing you do when you are in a hole is to stop digging! (you need support and without it a collapse is certain) Dug a big hole with the migration and all the resulting issues and are continuing to dig by removing one of the best f...

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by paulc
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU Citizens : Is Your Nationality "European"?
Replies: 192
Views: 6337

RE: EU Citizens : Is Your Nationality "European"?

English first & foremost, British second & european only by an accident of geography. As an earlier poster said when arriving back in the uk it is sad to join queue for eu citizens when most brits would not consider themselves as such. Would happly remove the words 'european union' from passport but...

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by paulc
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Bond Movie Has A Title
Replies: 46
Views: 3132

RE: New Bond Movie Has A Title

Casino royale did nothing for me - take the 'James Bond' hype (such as it was) out of it and you are left with a mediocre, long film with the best action at the very start and none of the features that are characteristic of bond films (humour/gadgets/Q are 3 that were sadly lacking)

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by paulc
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why No EU Flag?
Replies: 226
Views: 6720

RE: Why No EU Flag?

Huskyaviation,

the EU does not represent me or my interests. I would rather have no flag than be required (as you suggest) to display the eu flag.

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by paulc
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Living Politican Of Your Country You Admire Most?
Replies: 64
Views: 3636

RE: Living Politican Of Your Country You Admire Most?

Mrs Thatcher - strong willed, honest - never a hint of sleeze with her. Stood up to the eu when our rebate was in question, led the country through the Falklands war. It is a real pity that the current crop of leaders cannot be more like her.

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by paulc
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos In China
Replies: 1
Views: 1665

RE: Photos In China

Andrew, Shanghai (<acronym title="Shanghai - Hongqiao (SHA / ZSSS), China">SHA</acronym>) is pretty good - ! stayed at the Hong Gang hotel which is part of the terminal and rooms on floor 7 and higher will have a view overlooking the ramp (710 was my room and there are pics here + on <acronym title=...

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by paulc
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Suggestion About Photographer Accounts
Replies: 18
Views: 931

RE: Suggestion About Photographer Accounts

Stealthz, yes - there is nothing on this site that i consider to be worth paying for. The pop-ups are not really a problem, never use chat etc or any other of the so called advantages that the site offers by being a paying member. If <acronym title="Maersk Air (Denmark)">DM</acronym> were to force t...

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by paulc
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Suggestion About Photographer Accounts
Replies: 18
Views: 931

RE: Suggestion About Photographer Accounts

Am also a member from before the charging was introduced and certainly have no intention of upgrading.

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by paulc
Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why No EU Flag?
Replies: 226
Views: 6720

RE: Why No EU Flag?

The eu is a political creation. Europe is a continent not a country Surely the US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym> was the first supranational entity and look how well that turned out! Are people prepared to give up their national flags for the eu one? by all means have the option to put a 2nd ...

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by paulc
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Jag Dealers Don't Want To Be Indian Owned
Replies: 103
Views: 5153

RE: US Jag Dealers Don't Want To Be Indian Owned

Just give it time. Many years ago (1980's) i did a coach trip in Czechoslovakia and the guide could not understand why, when she pointed out the Skoda factory, the passengers laughed. At the time Skoda were considered a 'joke' car but now having had a lot of investment from <acronym title="Aeromar (...

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by paulc
Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First President Of Europe In 2009
Replies: 69
Views: 4127

RE: First President Of Europe In 2009

TWfirst,

the countries applying to become members are those poorer nations who can see the eu as a way to get easy money rather than have to work & grow at their own pace. It might be a different story if a country would receive money but only if it gave more than it got back (ie UK)

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by paulc
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First President Of Europe In 2009
Replies: 69
Views: 4127

RE: First President Of Europe In 2009

How about Johan - after all he will be loooking for something to do having sold the site.

Would put a bet on Tony (there are wmd in Iraq) Bliar being involved somehow - despite being loathed at home he is still popular with france / germany and it is those leaders that really matter.

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by paulc
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democracy Is Dead
Replies: 124
Views: 4147

RE: Democracy Is Dead

Sebolino, the 'old' constitution and 'new' treaty are almost identical - that has been stated by numerous politicians / study groups from all over the eu. Other treaties have been rejected by individual countries (Maastrict / Nice to name 2) but as is the case with the eu - the wishes of the people ...

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by paulc
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democracy Is Dead
Replies: 124
Views: 4147

RE: Democracy Is Dead

Klaus, it was not us that rejected the constitution first time around - we never got the chance to. France & Holland both said 'no' in a democratic vote yet the constitution has been recycled and presented again with only minor changes. Will France / Holland get another chance to say 'no' - i doubt ...

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by paulc
Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democracy Is Dead
Replies: 124
Views: 4147

Democracy Is Dead

Democracy in europe died today as the eu treaty (aka the constitution) was signed.


Only the referendum in Ireland can stop this madness.

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by paulc
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why No EU Flag?
Replies: 226
Views: 6720

RE: Why No EU Flag?

If we are not a nation state then why do you germans refer to us as 'little englanders' rather than little britlanders' You replied to my post in the English not British language. The English flag denotes my country of birth ie England rather than Scottish / Welsh / <acronym title="Portugalia (Portu...

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by paulc
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPhone A Flop In Europe?
Replies: 140
Views: 4867

RE: IPhone A Flop In Europe?

Did anybody see The Gadget Show a few weeks ago where they compared the Iphone to the Sony. Very interesting and the Iphone did not come out as being all that good. In particular the WiFi access just would not work at all. As for me - do not need an iphone for any particular reason. Have net access ...

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by paulc
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why No EU Flag?
Replies: 226
Views: 6720

RE: Why No EU Flag?

No - the EU is not a nation in its own right - it has been created by member states each of whom are nations.

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by paulc
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: All I Want For Christmas Is Some Snowflakes
Replies: 121
Views: 3778

RE: All I Want For Christmas Is Some Snowflakes

At least the firework page puts the links back where they should be

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by paulc
Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Most Popular" Links Moved
Replies: 38
Views: 1914

RE: "Most Popular" Links Moved

The new owners are worse at listening than the old ones! - i did not think that was possible.

Please put those links back to where they were.

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by paulc
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 60 Ton Lorries
Replies: 24
Views: 2061

RE: 60 Ton Lorries

VC10, Bridges in Hampshire (and the rest of the UK) were assessed to see if they could take the 44t weight limit when it was introduced and some were found to need additional work. You also have to factor in the fact that bridges do need to be replaced as their design life is not infinate - some of ...

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by paulc
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 'Correct Information' - Not Always Correct!
Replies: 35
Views: 2431

RE: 'Correct Information' - Not Always Correct!

At last the 3 'Fokker' F16 have been deleted but have found a further 25 or so which have also been changed. Have requested these be changed back but do not expect that to happen so will get these deleted in due course.

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by paulc
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: 'Correct Information' - Not Always Correct!
Replies: 35
Views: 2431

RE: 'Correct Information' - Not Always Correct!

Am still awaiting a reply re my request for some of photo's to be deleted ie the Fokker F16 rather than General Dynamics. 3 times I have requested that these be changed back to General Dynamics yet nothing has happened - please delete the 3 pictures as i do not wish them to be misrepresented in that...

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by paulc
Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Dog" - Caught Using The N-Word
Replies: 79
Views: 4133

RE: "Dog" - Caught Using The N-Word

would there be this situation if Dog was black. It seems to me that black people can get away with using it in conversation / song lyrics etc but white people cannot - double standards or what.

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by paulc
Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeremy Clarkson Gets Award At NTA
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

RE: Jeremy Clarkson Gets Award At NTA

His programme on the VC was also very good, especially when he revealed at the end, that the person he chose was his father on law.

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