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This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 03:12:09 in Weddings

“Pot, Kettle, Black. Not only have you lost the argument, you made a fool of yourself in public. Take a bow. Then head back to an academic building. It's time you were schooled.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 09:01:36 in Weddings

“Did you just compare the way Scandinavians relate to race, a group of countries that did not have slavery up until 1865, with the way Americans look at race? And expect anyone... anywhere... to take you seriously? Now we know why you were not more 'specific' with your random group of support.

Major Facepalm. If this were a court of law, you'd be laughed out of it.”

Kald on Nov 8, 2013 at 15:07:11

“Hold your horses.
If you read the conversation, you will see that I was specific from the beginning. In your deference; it is not easy to keep a good overview of the whole conversation in HuffPo’s new comment system. It is actually quite impossible.
And to correct a misunderstanding; there was slavery in Scandinavia. It was not always called slavery, but it worked like slavery and it was widespread. The main difference was that over there, the slaves were white.
But where you are completely wrong is where you think I am comparing anything to how Americans look at race. I would never dream of it. It is indeed because of slavery, Americans cannot contribute anything meaningful to a discussion on racism. It has been bundled into and convoluted within every single problem that has arisen in the US the last 150 years. Talking to Americans about racism is like talking to Catholic priests about sex.
And lastly, you should go easy on the arrogance, it looks bad. Especially when you are not talking from an intellectually superior position.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 08:58:52 in Weddings

“Congratulations... you just made your status even more laughable.”

vamike12 on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:17:05

“so you keep on replying and getting sucked in ... pathetic.”
Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 23:01:10 in Parents

“Sure... if you really want to focus on the long history of how black Americans have enslaved and trodden white Americans... Oh, wait a minute... that never happened, did it?”
Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family Tradition

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 22:59:40 in Parents

“The ONLY reason a KKK costume would be appropriate for Halloween would be if the child was trying to dress as the most horrible monster he could imagine.

And even then... Mommy should have steered him in a different direction. As a Virginian, I am horrified that this happened in my home state. I know racism still exists. I won't pretend it doesn't. We need, as a society, to fight it each and every time it rears its ugliness. Every. Time.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 02:17:48 in Weddings

“It's called anecdotal, and it wouldn't even be admissible in a court of law. Who, for example ARE these people in your 'group of teachers'? That's what is meant by a vague source. Your comment could be no more vague if you stated that you heard this from a group of senators, or mechanics, or soldiers.

Vague. You have no evidence. It's all opinion.

And, I am not insulting educators. I'm a professor.”

Kald on Nov 4, 2013 at 06:09:45

“Sorry, but this is not a court of law. This is the comment field at HuffPo where the learned and laymen alike exchange thoughts and ideas. If you want to impost strict legal standards to the conversation, you are posting in the wrong fora.

But as I stated, this was not simply "a group of teachers", these people are teachers in inner city schools in Oslo, Norway where in many cases 80 to 90% of the pupils are children of immigrants from all over the world. In this situation, the interactions are not affected by any local historical factors such as slavery and very little by economic reasons, as everyone in Norway have a right to housing, food, "life money" (as the Norwegians call it) school and healthcare free of charge. What does seem to drive the social interactions within the group of immigrants children is mainly race and the more white they were, the higher they seemed to be in the pecking order. All this while the native Norwegians seemed to stand completely outside this system.

Now... there may be other reasons for this, indeed. But this was an interesting observation, albeit perhaps a politically incorrect one.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 01:14:48 in Weddings

“No, you do not have examples. You have second hand knowledge from vague sources. There's nothing to support your opinion.”

Kald on Nov 3, 2013 at 01:31:57

“Second hand, yes. Usually when you learn of something, someone tells you about it. Educates you about his experience.

But "vague sources"? How is a group of teachers "vague sources"?? What kind of crummy teachers do you know, if you think they are not professionals?”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 00:59:40 in Weddings

“No, your comment was below my feet.”

vamike12 on Nov 4, 2013 at 10:47:30

“i'm  sorry you were abused as a child”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 00:58:50 in Weddings

“Well, the very rich part is some opinion of yours that is moot, here. The virgin part is relevant because it is part of their society.That is a sociological/cultural taboo.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 00:56:30 in Weddings

“Yes, this is your opinion. Until you have hard facts to back it up, you cannot assert your ideas as fact.”

Kald on Nov 2, 2013 at 01:28:07

“Well, at least I have examples that indicate I am right. The only bases for your opposition seems to be that you dislike my methodology.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:45:14 in Weddings

“It was good because the advertisers showed the marriage as something normal, not as something taboo. By having the guts to create an add about a taboo subject, they are helping bring freedom and equality to women, one small step at a time.”

VERITASII on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:34:25

“The taboo you are talking about is not social. It is merely that men in other cultures prefer to marry virgins or very rich women.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:39:12 in Weddings

“Do not confuse your opinion with fact. Is their prejudice among cultures regarding skin tone? Yes. Is this prejudice larger than the prejudice of whites toward those of darker skin? No.”

Kald on Nov 1, 2013 at 06:14:02

“This is not my opinion. I am talking about teachers who are dealing with problems their students are having and they have a darn good idea what they are talking about.

Racism and how people think about it is different in America though, in Europe there was no white/black slavery to talk of and the discussion today does not carry its stigmata as it does in the US.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:36:16 in Weddings

“And now I know how politicians like Cruz and Cuccinelli were elected to office. Neanderthals, Folks... they walk among us (and, sadly, vote).”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:27:35 in Weddings

“It's shocking because, traditionally, widows in India are not afforded the opportunity to remarry. And, if they do marry again, it is not celebrated.”

ARNOLD BAKER on Nov 1, 2013 at 08:05:35

“How terrible.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:24:26 in Weddings

“What on earth do Christianity and Jesus have to do with the culture in India?”

vamike12 on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:05:57

“Ok, my comment was over your head....”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:22:19 in Weddings

“Why does she need to read a book because she saw something beautiful? Perhaps you should read a book about productive communication. And, while suggesting others educate themselves, learn to spell the required terminology correctly. At best, your posts are humorous for others. At worst, you come across as hypocritical.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:19:33 in Weddings

“Don't waste your time arguing with a know-it-all who cannot even spell caste.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:17:02 in Weddings

“Have a problem with a person giving another a compliment?”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 01:13:57 in Weddings

“What is wrong with you?”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 04:03:43 in Politics

“If what guy said what? And last I checked, more than half of Americans are pretty ticked with anyone Republican. So, you may notice that the folks who voted for the Republicans... are actually rather sick of the mistakes they made.”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 04:01:50 in Politics

“It may have something to do with intelligent people voting for him. Those who cannot discern between your and you're, who are completely oblivious to sentence structure and comma splices, and who believe that using an excess of exclamation points to hide a lack of a point tended to vote for his opponents.”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 03:59:07 in Politics

“What? I'm sorry... I'm an American... I speak English... not whatever language you are using in a poor attempt to communicate.”
Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Harry Reid Told Caucus That Pete Sessions Was Behind Obama Insult, Senators Say

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 00:15:44 in Politics

“Oh... you mean you found another person like yourself and, using the new math, decided that equated to an overwhelming number of people? Odd how that overwhelming number twice elected the man to the highest office in the nation. Just strange.”

carlar38 on Oct 25, 2013 at 00:39:45

“Your right, it is strange that he was elected twice, as for myself, I can't stand looking at the BUM !!!!!!!!!!!”

arizcitizen on Oct 25, 2013 at 00:28:48

“oh yes obama is very good at two things, getting elected and reading off a tlepromter. OF COURSE HE COULDN'T LEAD WITH MOSES HOLD IN HAND IN THE DESERT.”

wallac on Oct 25, 2013 at 00:28:35

“If the guy said it, I applaud him. After the mess he has made of our country, I hear more and more people who voted for him say they are sick of him.”

Ret USN on Oct 25, 2013 at 00:25:23

“Wow, an overwhelming number of people elected Hitler too, doesn't mean they got it right now does it?”
Arkansas Restaurant Posts Outrageous Sign Calling Obamacare 'Punishment For Slavery'

Arkansas Restaurant Posts Outrageous Sign Calling Obamacare 'Punishment For Slavery'

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 23:28:41 in Black Voices

“It certainly does seem to frighten people. Change the word ObamaCare to ACA, and a whole lot more people find themselves liking the law. ”
Arkansas Restaurant Posts Outrageous Sign Calling Obamacare 'Punishment For Slavery'

Arkansas Restaurant Posts Outrageous Sign Calling Obamacare 'Punishment For Slavery'

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 20:01:12 in Black Voices

“I get it. You like your own viewpoint and fell safe with it... and find looking, openly, at the viewpoint of others scares you.

But, you seem to forget that there is a penalty for not being insured. In addition, those 30 million who do get insured will cost us less money than had they not purchased insurance. 

And I have stepped back and looked. I'm a well-educated and monetarily comfortable white woman who has never had to worry about insurance. Instead of presuming everyone lives like me, I stepped back and saw how life really exists outside my ivory tower.

I recommend the view. ”
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