Well, a lot of talk to day about Jews and Arabs.
My opinion, FWIW...
Sundance made a comment about Jews that I don't totally disagree with. Jews have historically been the money-changers/money-holders for many centuries and have this role in every country where they are found.
For being only about 2% of the global population, they control about 30-40% of the world's wealth. Pretty impressive if you think about.
I also have had negative experiences with Jews trying to chisel me out of money. The slang expression "to Jew him down"..ie..to get a lower price or a better deal...has been used so often, it is almost a part of the culture here.
However...I have also had negative experiences with Arabs...Iranians, etc..others..(Especially people from India and Pakistan!).who do the same thing...so you can't paint every Jewish person with the same brush. I have good friends who are Jewish....and they understand when someone makes the occasional wisecrack about "their people".
What is happening now in Israel is a disaster. I compare it to the situation in Yugoslavia. 600 years ago, the Turks invaded and pillaged the Serbian areas of Yugoslavia. They built rival cities in the same areas of land..Serbs (Russian descendants) and Albanians (Arabic muslims)..were forced to live side by side...similar to Israel today.
When the choking cloak of communism fell in the early 90's...these people, who hate each other and have been bearing grudges for hundreds of years...were finally able to act. The Serbs went nuts...running around killing every dark skinned arabic speaker they saw. If the UN hadn't stepped in...they would all have been wiped out...even though they outnumber the Serbs...
I've never wanted to use the IGNORE button, but you're my first person to put on IGNORE. With your lack of brain cells and logical/analytical thought, there can't be anything you type that I would ever want to read again.
Racist/idiotic comment #1: Jews control 40% of the wealth in the world.
Racist/idiotic comment #2: negative experiences with Jews trying to chisel me out of money
For those who don't know how to think analytically, here is how a racist processes information. If he is black and a black tries to chisel him out of money, he's an
24 recommends? Lots of sheep out there!
Dirk is right...some of you zealots are blinded to the flaws in the USA. Take a look in the mirror hypocrites!
The US has lots of flaws, and I see them for what they are. Murder, genocide, slavery, segregation, ...this country has done all types of things wrong.
Other cultures do nutty things too, and I see them for what they are. Jewish, Arab, whatever.
Zonked was right...bunch of thin skinned hypocrites here. To whoever tried to get me banned...up yours! You suck!
PS...to all those who think I'm a racist...my current girlfriend is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...and is a Muslim. We sometimes have problems with our interfaith relationship. If I'm such a racist...why would I be involved with her?
The slang expression ....
has been used so often, it is almost a part of the culture here.
LONG ON GENTA CUZ
EVERY SINGLE PERSON on this board that was raised here is part of a culture that does this.
EVERY person here has heard jokes in their schools, homes, or workplaces that insulted blacks, Jews, Arabs, Polish, Chinese, Koreans...etc..etc.
If you are from New Jersey...no doubt you hear people casually toss around the word "moolie".
See what I mean?
Call me a racist, anti-semite...whatever. I just accept and acknowledge that no matter how hard we try to avoid it...there is a certain level of hostility in our culture towards others who are different.
They are all owned by the public.
ALso, to say Jews control banking
is simply not true. Investment banking
has many Jews...true.. but there are far
more non Jews. FAR MORE. Rothchild is
only one...and his was taken during the Nazi era and it was in France. It might have been repatriated...I'm not sure. Does that mean that Jews control
banking? The only NY bank I can think of
that is run by a Jew is Citibank (Weil).
again, please read post 111162 and come back, you are underinformed to say the least !
go that link and check...
poor Rothschild, got no bank, poor Lazard brother and Lehman and Goldman they all sell carpets, do they ?? come on let us be objective to remain credible !!
I have been in the brokerage industry for the last 25 years and I can tell you, I almost learned to speak yiddish !
<<Sundance made a comment about Jews that I don't totally disagree with. Jews have historically been the money-changers/money-holders for many centuries and have this role in every country where they are found.>>
YES, DO YOU KNOW WHY?
Because throughout history it has been ILLEGAL for them to own property of any kind and they were forced into that trade.