Started by MV/Liberace!, February 08, 2012, 10:50:42 AM
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on January 28, 2021, 04:53:38 PMNot just bad but an "insurrection"...
Quote from: albrecht on February 01, 2021, 05:32:09 PMcybersecurity-aide-donated-over-500000-to-
Quote from: albrecht on February 01, 2021, 05:32:09 PMNote sources (NBC- who apparently was forced to retract) and Mother Jones (that awful, 'right-wing' paper.) https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/01/top-biden-cybersecurity-aide-donated-over-500000-to-aipac-while-an-nsa-official/
Quote from: Taaroa on February 01, 2021, 09:41:15 PMMadman doing exercise while wearing a mask in somewhere as hot as Burma.https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1356315137976672259
Quote from: albrecht on February 02, 2021, 02:59:36 PMWeird warning/disclaimer/popup I got when looking up some stuff on the Hell Ships and Burmese campaign: "Indigenous content warning The Department of Veterans' Affairs recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nation Peoples of Australia and acknowledges their continuing spiritual, cultural, social and economic connection to Australia's lands and waters. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images, names and voices of deceased persons."
Quote from: K_Dubb on February 02, 2021, 03:19:14 PMInteresting, some sort of cultural prohibition against images like certain tribes with photographs here. How traditional can that be? The belief can't predate the camera or the wax cylinder. Probably just because they are grotesquely obese and camera-shy.
Quote from: K_Dubb on February 02, 2021, 03:19:14 PMProbably just because they are grotesquely obese and camera-shy.
Quote from: albrecht on February 02, 2021, 03:49:17 PMApparently it is related to the taboo of saying a deceased person's name during a period of mourning. I'm guessing the taboo about names (found elsewhere to varying degrees or circumstance 'name of god(s)' etc was syncretised to be taboos on photographs and written word of the dead or sacred ceremonies? Now interesting if the person is famous the tribe, or family, might allow a news agency to report the death and use the name, instead of circuitous route "man who painted," but other media agencies CANNOT reprint it it. Those these Abos are clever enough to recognize exclusivity arrangements and contracts! And also enforce prohibitions from photographing, reporting, even on public figures or ceremonies. Some of our politicians and Hollywood Stars should be listening to these people. https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2017/07/27/indigenous-cultural-protocols-what-media-needs-do-when-depicting-deceased-persons ps: Texas is one of the few US States, I think, that a dead person's family/estate can sue for defamation. "Blackening the memory of the deceased."
Quote from: K_Dubb on February 02, 2021, 04:09:25 PMAh that makes sense! The dead person is still a powerful force and the old "naming calls" taboo is in effect, so use a euphemism.You may know, we still practice this with bears. The word "bear" is related to brown (bruin, BjÃ¶rn, etc.) and represents dropping the original PIE word (retained in Latin "ursus" and French "ours" with a cognate in Sanskrit -- it's a very old word) in favor of an indirect reference. We are effectively saying "the brown one" because we are too scared to call him by his name. Slavic languages do this, too, but their word "medved" is related to honey (mead, etc) and means "the honey-eater".
Quote from: albrecht on February 03, 2021, 01:05:12 PMI love it. Xiden's new "Climate Czar" Kerry
Quote from: Jackstar on February 03, 2021, 01:11:13 PMI'm not worthy!
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 03, 2021, 01:20:52 PMTrue.
Quote from: Asuka Langley on February 05, 2021, 05:53:34 PMhttps://twitter.com/TRHLofficial/status/1357739948485533697