We're arguing over nothing. GWTW is a good, possibly great (for it's time) flick. But 1939 was one of the great movie years with such films as Wizard of OZ, Mr Smith goes to Washington, Wuthering Heights, Ninotchka, Goodbye Mr. Chips, etc. Very heady company, wouldn't you say?”
Oct 25, 2012 at 15:37:55
“The next time you comment on whites vs. afros in the world make sure you open your lily white eyes and see that the world is one huge mixture of races and colors and that the dominant color or race is not white, but mix. The Arabs also penetrated the eastern part of Spain Mr. know it all. I know because I was born in Valencia and being a Spaniard know more about Spain than you will ever know. So "smoke on your pipe and stick that on it," or stick it up where the sun never shines, unless you're a nudist.”
“Some of the best actors in history have never won a phony academy award and some actors who aren't any good have gotten the academy. My opinion on GWTW stands, regardless if you or anybody else disagrees with me.”
djbarry on Oct 25, 2012 at 18:24:01
“It's interesting that you mentioned the Oscars, as GTWT won for best pic, director, actress. supporting actress and screenplay, among others. So I agree. The Oscars don't mean jack. Thanks for proving my point.”
Oct 14, 2012 at 22:59:48
“I don't consider you a racist, just your comments that smell of it since you seem to defend the fact that there are also Latinos who are all "white." The truth is nobody in the world is all white or black or yellow, we just are. Nonetheless, i defend our Afro heritage and mixture.”
Oct 14, 2012 at 17:31:25
“While there some Latinos that are "white," as you so racially insinuated, the majority are of mix races and cultures. Galicia, in particular, and other regions in Spain have Visigothic and Celtic, but the majority are of mixed races within spain and, perhaps, Latin Americans, since we have many of. You may stress the point that there "white" hispanics like you and your "white" family, but what unites us all, I think, is the Afro mixture. We who are of that mix embrace and are proud of our Afro roots and do not argue the fact of "whites" but we don't emphasize "white" so as not to be perceived as being racist. Europe now is all mixed and there are no majority of "whites," though there is racism, as in the US, with groups like the KK, the christian evangelicals and Nazis and, those that mainly perceive themselves as "white," note that I quote the word to emphasize it.”
serdelp on Oct 14, 2012 at 21:01:32
“Interesting that people like yourself who are so proud of your mixed racial background yet get so offended with other Hispanics that are just as proud of theirs. Are you the only one allowed to be proud of your background? You have a very interesting outlook on the Hispanic culture through out the world. You perceive that all of Europe is now so racially mixed that all of Europe is now filled with black Africans and no longer white. Wow, that is some statement. It is also so interesting that you think those of us that are white only "perceive" ourselves to be white, you of course are allowed to be what ever color you want to be. Well Mr. Gay Iberian, enjoy your racially mixed life. I no longer wish to continue this ridiculous conversation with some one who considers me a racist just because I told you the truth. I consider you totally devoid of common sense, reason and intelligence concerning the entire population of the Hispanic world.”
Oct 14, 2012 at 15:36:59
“A majority of Latinos/Hispanics worldwide have an Afro mixture, including Spaniards. Latin America has it from the Afro slaves and Spain has it from Northern Africa (Arabs), Spanish Guinea, and the continuous influx of Afros that cross the Canary islands into Spain and into Europe, now mostly from Senegal. And a very interesting fact is that Peru also has many Afros from slavery, and all from different tribes where at one time none of the Afros understood each other's Afro language. Check out Afro Peruvian music.”
ElCojonuo on Oct 14, 2012 at 21:34:14
“Do you speak Ñañigo ?
Peruvian Niches have never heard of it ( incidentally, there are not many left, you'll find them mainly in Chincha in Lima ).
Los Andaluces tienen de Moros,no le digas a un Moro que tiene de Niche si no quieres que te de un Tajo.”
serdelp on Oct 14, 2012 at 17:17:53
“By the way, while Spain was ruled by the mores for 900 years, that was in southern Spain. The mores never were able to cross into northern Spain. While it's true that Latin America had a lot of slaves, not every single Spaniard mixed with them. Believe it or not, racial mixing was considered a big taboo in the Latin culture, especially in those days, it still basically is. The same holds true for the Canary islands, just because Africans have gone into this country, doesn't mean that now all of the Canary islands are populated by mulatos and blacks. This nation is still very much Spanish and indeed very much white European.
Your idea that black Africans are all over Europe may indeed be accurate but not every European is mixing with these Africans. Your generalization is greatly exaggerated and inaccurate. While it is also true that there are many nations in So. America with indigenous people and a lot of mixtures within the Spanish and indian culture, once again. not everyone is racially mixed with Indians. Besides most of the original tribes were wiped out by the White man who enslaves them. Bringing European diseases they had no immunity for. So please, the next time you comment on millions of people from various countries, make sure you read up on Hispanic culture and races. before you make such generalizations.”
serdelp on Oct 14, 2012 at 16:53:21
“While I'm certainly aware that there are many Hispanics that have a variety of different races in them, the fact that you can't even acknowledge that there are white Hispanics, without any other racial DNA in their back ground is extraordinary. What you are basically saying is that all Hispanics are racially mixed. I guess by your interesting assessment & "vast" insight into all Hispanics, you have concluded that we are all mixed and may not be considered white.
Let me educate you a little on Hispanic culture and race. While there are many racial mixtures in a lot of Hispanics, especially from certain countries, the majority of Hispanics are white from various European countries. Have you never been to Spain or Argentina or Chile or seen any Cubans in Miami? If you had, you would have noticed the European influence in them. I hate to bring up my family as an example, but your comment couldn't be more absurd and wrong when it comes to them. We are Cuban/American with Spanish, Italian and French background. Members of my family have light brown to natural blond hair, fair skin and blue and green eyes.
If we, as you say, are all mixed with other races, we wouldn't look like we do. What are we an anomaly? There are millions of Hispanics who are just as white. Yet for some reason, there are some Hispanics who refuse to acknowledge this fact, instead believing that we are all mixed.”
Oct 14, 2012 at 15:32:28
“Correction: ALL Afro-Latinos from ALL walks of life have contributed and influence American culture. I would also question if many of the Afro-Latinos that are mentioned and pictured here really consider themselves as true Afro-Latinos and if they are involved in Latino politics and culture in the US.”
Oct 14, 2012 at 15:22:29
“Boricuas would those people that have the Indian mixture. There are many Puerto Ricans that have only one mixture, that of the Spaniards, like my family who migrated to P.R. in the early 1800. My Mom was a full blooded Spanard born in P.R. and considered herself a Puerto Riquena. I was born in Spain, my Dad also, and I consider myself a Spaniard, a Puerto Riqueno (proud!) and a Latin-American. BTW, I have dual citizenship. A Puerto Riqueno is anyone who has ties to P.R. and is proud of those ties and proud of the P.R. culture, tradition, food, music, humor and overall sweet carib. character of the Boricuas, and I am one of those.”
“While I think Darwin Potter's biographies of the stars, which are mostly about gay or rumored-to-be-gay and about the stars' sex lives, make interesting reading and he makes you want to believe everything he writes about them, in general I think his books have much fabrication, especially when it comes to quoting whole sentences and conversations. How can anyone remember what one said or what someone said 50 years ago!? Nonetheless, Liz did live it up and I'm sure she had many sexual affairs. But, for me, nothing can ruin that love and respect and admiration that I always will have for her whom i consider to be the most beautiful of the glamour Hollywood ladies.”
“Semi privatization has been floating around for many years and here at the S.F. VA they almost tried but never really got off. I think the semi privatization is to get private funding. Some VA's are staffed excellently and some not, though all have very low staffing and nurses and doctors are truly overworked and under paid. The San Diego VA is one of the best and so is the S.F one, which at one time was the cream of the crop. The Manhattan & Bronx VA's are ok, but they need work. Am not sure if other VA's have 24 hours nursing telephone advice, but the S.F. one does. The telephone operators are not that great and lack knowledge of proper info for Vets. That's unfortunate. There is a lot to be desired in the VA system and needs overhauling, especially because the system gets abused by Vets and by administrative staff. But the public needs to get more involved. The public talks about how the VA needs to take care of our Vets better but that's all they do, is talk, they don't become involved politically and leave the Vets on their to fight the system.”
“The wrong candidate is on the Democratic presidential ticket. It should Biden not Obama. Or someone with intellect, like Obama, and guts & courage, like Biden. Someone who will tell the Republicans, without fear, what garbage criminals they really are. They're nothing but 21st century Nazis.”
“People need to understand that the VA hospital system no longer operates under a "free" health care because of lack of proper funds and staff. Now a Vet's eligibility depends on many different factors: years spent in service, whether in combat or non combat, diagnosis, whether a medal Vet with a Purple Heart, if Vet has private health Insurance, bank deposits/investments, etc., the type of physical and/or mental care needed.
Also keep in mind that it is very difficult for anybody who has never gone to war or never have experienced war in any way can really understand what Vets have gone through . One cannot understand hell if one has never been there. One cannot understand the emotional turmoil that a Vet experiences when seeing a buddy being killed. Many doctors and nurses can understand those things better, though not fully, because we're trained (am a retired VA nurse) in physical and mental health, but we really cannot fully comprehend the full impact of war if we've never been in war. Vets are special type of people and special type of patients that have multiple needs.”
“Why not resolve it with the VA Union representative or the office of Disabled Vets or the hospital Administration? Private hospitals also have rude staff, although perhaps not as rude because patients pay for their health. Avoid generalizations because there are many VA hospitals with various types of administrations and not all are as bad as the one you dealt with. If the VA lacks proper health care for its Vets the fault lies with the American public who is blind as to how the VA system works and, more importantly, turns its back to the Vets when they return home.”
“I'm a retired nurse that has worked in the VA hospital system for 23 years and also worked at 3 different VA's and I can assure you that, although the VA system has many faults, not unlike the private hospital system which also has MANY faults, for the most part the VA hospitals have excellent care and very dedicated doctors and nurses. However, I view the VA system in 2 ways, one way is very clear and open with many different types of resources for Vets and a very affordable, if not free, health system that is top notch. The other was is very foggy and one has to go blindly through the system in order to penetrate it and know how to work it to get the benefits. The VA system also has a great lobby power in Wash., D.C. and a VA Union that is very supportive. Still, the VA isn't always very openly informative on what services are available for Vets and a Vet must dig and search deeply in order to get that info. But the services are there.”
Scott A Lee on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:17:31
“Most vets see it only one way and it took me years to learn how to navigate the VA system. It takes assertive self direction, knowledge of policy and directives and understanding that you can change doctors at any time if you have a negative experience. The level of care a veteran gets at the VA is determined by where you live. The VA in my city is great compared to 20 years ago and the one I was an inpatient for in Memphis was terrible.”
Soaplady on Oct 11, 2012 at 18:09:09
“The VA care in FL absolutely STINKS and I've been to three different VA's here. Stupid mistakes all the time at all 3, too much to go into here. When I lived in San Diego, I got excellent care, I did not know what a patient advocate was until I moved to FL. Now, I am on a first-name basis with patient advocates in Tampa, Orlando, and Gainesville VA's. Rarely, if ever, do lines ever get answered at any of those VA's. They are all three, overcrowded and way understaffed and then I hear Mitt Romney wants to "semi-privatize" VA's and force some veterans to use a voucher-based system??? WTF???? ”
“It worked for you but it doesn't mean it will work for everyone. War experiences are manifested in different ways by Vets and each individual may need various types of treatments. The VA medical system is under rated by the American public. Many VA hospitals and clinics have excellent care and it is also a place where Vets can meet other Vets and share their experiences and help each other. I"m a retired nurse that has worked in 3 different VA hospitals, all great, and know that the doctors and nurses are trained to take care of Vets' special needs. But the VA system needs monetary support and the respect of the American people. One has the right to disbelieve in wars, like myself, but one also needs to understand that a war soldier has seen hell in all its ugliness during battle and has returned home physically and mentally wounded and needs all the resources available to regain their health. Instead they face neglect and disrespect by our government and the American society at large.”
Lori Fisher Barnes on Jun 5, 2013 at 13:27:15
“I have now started therapy through the VA and can tell you honestly that I have never received better care.”
“Concentrate on the important issue in our queer community: Homeless and poor LGBT youth, AIDS research and the paramount homophobia that prevails in the US and in the world. Put gay marriage and the preservation of gay historical sites where they belong, in the garbage. NYC has the Stonewall Inn, the best historical site in the world.”