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Bluevelvete
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Effing Florida.... I am embarrassed and horrified. 😔 This vile behavior isn't indicative of most Floridians. Its truly heartbreaking and I send out all the positive, healing energy and love I can muster.... ✨

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Bluevelvete said:Effing Florida.... I am embarrassed and horrified. 😔 This vile behavior isn't indicative of most Floridians. Its truly heartbreaking and I send out all the positive, healing energy and love I can muster.... ✨


"Florida" is not to blame. If the act was intentional, we can blame 1 psychotic individual.  (Thanks to antifa, Americans have become a bit numbed to intentional violence committed by shit-heads.  That's sad.)

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Well, I believe blue was merely commenting on the atrocities against the LGBT community previously carried out in Florida at the Pulse nightclub. Which makes it totally valid as far as Iím concerned.

And it is sad. Extremely sad that any death, any beating, any atrocity isnít honoured with the respect it deserves outside of the shoebox of politics.

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Northern_Soul said:Well, I believe blue was merely commenting on the atrocities against the LGBT community previously carried out in Florida at the Pulse nightclub. Which makes it totally valid as far as Iím concerned.

And it is sad. Extremely sad that any death, any beating, any atrocity isnít honoured with the respect it deserves outside of the shoebox of politics.


NOT a criticism of BlueV... but condemning a state for atrocities against LGBTs is a generalization...and isn't "generalization" a part of what LGBTs are fighting against?

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I've lived in 9 other states and am a proud Floridian now.  Floridians couldn't care less about how the media paints us; we're smart enough to know that the term "responsible journalism" is an oxymoron.  The USA has many improvements to make in every social aspect...BUT...we still provide MORE freedoms for MORE people than any other nation---please keep that in mind. Thanks.

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people generalise areas all the time whether it has a rapport of some sort or has been plastered all over the news especially if it's bad news that trends for weeks on end, i'm yet to find a person who hasn't generalised anything at all whether it's a location, group, person etc

i believe the good lady did actually state that the vile behaviour is not indicative of most floridians nor was she trying to take away any freedoms florida has given to its folks as a state, however sadly as a location florida has had it tough in the news over the years with the pulse nightclub shooting and now the florida pride crash which is incredibly sad to hear about.

people have been questioning and generalising countries, states and cities for centuries, heck even my own country and city has been questioned and generalised for centuries, it'll never stop because it's just a common practice that happens amongst us folks with social media and news highlighting that common practice for us everyday whenever something is reported whether it's good or bad, it's a difficult practice to remove yourself from because it's everywhere. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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_feral said:people generalise areas all the time whether it has a rapport of some sort or has been plastered all over the news especially if it's bad news that trends for weeks on end, i'm yet to find a person who hasn't generalised anything at all whether it's a location, group, person etc

i believe the good lady did actually state that the vile behaviour is not indicative of most floridians nor was she trying to take away any freedoms florida has given to its folks as a state, however sadly as a location florida has had it tough in the news over the years with the pulse nightclub shooting and now the florida pride crash which is incredibly sad to hear about.

people have been questioning and generalising countries, states and cities for centuries, heck even my own country and city has been questioned and generalised for centuries, it'll never stop because it's just a common practice that happens amongst us folks with social media and news highlighting that common practice for us everyday whenever something is reported whether it's good or bad, it's a difficult practice to remove yourself from because it's everywhere. 🤷🏻‍♂️


"Social media" is nakedly manipulated and so is the least credible source for any factual inquiry. Print/TV/Radio media is blatantly prejudiced, has weaponized censorship and should be advocating much more vigorously for all minorities.

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... can I politely request that this thread doesnít descend into argumentative politics. Thereís the politics thread for that. Kthx. 🙂

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Northern_Soul said:... can I politely request that this thread doesnít descend into argumentative politics. Thereís the politics thread for that. Kthx. 🙂

Quite right!  For my part, I apologize.

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No harm done at all. Just a friendly reminder  ☺️

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Northern_Soul said:No harm done at all. Just a friendly reminder  ☺️

Glad you suggested that sanity and civility prevail. Political discussions may easily degenerate in proportion to individual passions.  ...and those discussions never resolve mankind's problems.  My fault. Apologies to all.  Thanks again.

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maybe thatís why itís so wrong

itís not until youíre grown
that you know who Shame is
really
and how it stood beside you all along

how it broke into your house
when you were 12

and watching an old movie with your dad
when Rock Hudsonís name scrolled past

and he said
Ďhe died from sucking other menís williesí

Shame sat on your shoulder then
the pot-bellied imp with stubby horns
and laughed
so you laughed as well
not thinking much of it
not knowing Shame was there

later you said what your dad had told you
to another kid and you both agreed
on how disgusting gays are

but Shame came in other
and more subtle ways
like when your brother
who was trying to be supportive
laughed and said
Ďso youíve not done anything with a bloke?í
and suddenly
youíre ashamed of not having sex

thereís no right way
to be gay
you think
so maybe thatís why itís so wrong
Written by The_Silly_Sibyl (Essex Boy)
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Love this, Sibyl. 👌🏻

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