If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The New York Times)   Roma parents fear that, in the wake of the "blond angel" case in Greece, they may have their kids taken away because people don't realize that, yes, Roma people can have blond hair   (nytimes.com) divider line 185
    More: Sad  
•       •       •

4884 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Oct 2013 at 8:05 PM (24 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



185 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-10-26 08:07:12 PM
www.sabotagetimes.com
 
2013-10-26 08:07:48 PM
You know who else didn't like the Roma?
 
2013-10-26 08:09:05 PM
You were supposed to buy a caravan, not a blond kid.
 
2013-10-26 08:10:39 PM
That one chick looks like Kvothe
 
2013-10-26 08:10:58 PM
No biggie. The Roma parents can always steal another kid.
 
2013-10-26 08:11:02 PM
Paging, Irony. Irony, white courtesy phone, please.
 
2013-10-26 08:13:27 PM
My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.

Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?
 
2013-10-26 08:13:31 PM

Anayalator: [www.sabotagetimes.com image 500x212]


Well played sir.
 
2013-10-26 08:15:01 PM

SithLord: You know who else didn't like the Roma?


French people.
turkeymacedonia.files.wordpress.com

And the English.
www.eadt.co.uk
 
2013-10-26 08:16:08 PM

Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.

Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?


My parents bought me from the gypsies. Really. My big brother told me.
 
2013-10-26 08:18:12 PM
The Irish.  They're racist as fark against the Romanians.  They're racist against other nationalitites as well, but mainly Roma gypsies and the Chinese smugglers.
 
2013-10-26 08:19:04 PM
People recognize that "roma" can be blonde. The trouble is when you see two adults who are black haired and swarthy skinned, with a little girl who has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. The logical assumption when the child doesn't look even slightly related to the adults is that they were either adopted or kidnapped.
 
2013-10-26 08:19:10 PM

Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.

Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?


Reminds me of the Criminal Minds episode.
 
2013-10-26 08:21:39 PM
I don't know about all this. I do know I love their tomatoes though.
 
2013-10-26 08:22:06 PM

namegoeshere: Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.

Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?

My parents bought me from the gypsies. Really. My big brother told me.


I've told my son that we bought him from the gypsies.  I've also told him we still had the receipt and would sell him back if he didn't act better.
 
2013-10-26 08:22:59 PM

skinink: No biggie. The Roma parents can always steal another kid.


Sure...as long as the kid is dark eyed and haired. You start showing up with blond haired, blue eyed waifs and people notice. Because...ya know...pretty blond females are important.
 
2013-10-26 08:23:37 PM
D'ye like dahgs?

www.borbay.com
 
2013-10-26 08:23:43 PM
I didn't read TFA because I've heard enough about both the case in Greece and another in Ireland, but apparently there's more to both stories than someone thinking that Roma people don't have blonde kids.  And in the case from Greece, DNA proved it wasn't their biological daughter and there doesn't seem to be any documentation to back up their story of just helping out a young mother who couldn't care for her newborn daughter.

I actually don't understand why so many Roma haven't just integrated and become non-descript Europeans.  They don't really look different, so I guess it's a cultural thing.

If you're going to adopt a child, do it legally and make sure you have proper documentation.  These seem like cases of someone wanting a child just so they could collect money from the government.
 
2013-10-26 08:24:11 PM

Anderson's Pooper: namegoeshere: Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.

Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?

My parents bought me from the gypsies. Really. My big brother told me.

I've told my son that we bought him from the gypsies.  I've also told him we still had the receipt and would sell him back if he didn't act better.


My mother said that I never should
Play with the gypsies in the wood
 
2013-10-26 08:27:21 PM

HotWingAgenda: People recognize that "roma" can be blonde. The trouble is when you see two adults who are black haired and swarthy skinned, with a little girl who has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. The logical assumption when the child doesn't look even slightly related to the adults is that they were either adopted or kidnapped.


What twins might look like.
www.hoax-slayer.com
Genes can do strange things. Partly because we think skin colour is more important than the other features
 
2013-10-26 08:27:27 PM
I know a young woman with brown hair who started off as a wee blond tyke.
 
2013-10-26 08:27:47 PM
Day old news is fun.

Today's is that the Bulgarian actual mother of the child involved has confirmed that she gave over the baby to the new parents to raise willingly because she couldn't take care of her.
 
2013-10-26 08:29:15 PM

Salem Witch: My mom told me that her mother always warned her about gypsies stealing her when she was a little girl.

Really grandma? That was a big problem in the 30's? In Iowa?



About 20 years ago while discussing a recent child abduction with a neighbor who was in her 80s at the time, I asked her if those sort of things happened back in the day.

She said yes, but it was assumed that the kid had been taken by gypsies and not some local pedo who would only use and dispose of him or her in an afternoon.

Wishful thinking probably.
 
2013-10-26 08:30:08 PM

gfid: And in the case from Greece, DNA proved it wasn't their biological daughter and there doesn't seem to be any documentation to back up their story of just helping out a young mother who couldn't care for her newborn daughter.


They found the mother of that kid in Bulgaria, also Roma.  That mother in Bulglaria made the same claim, but authorities are suspecting there was a bit of a financial transaction too,
 
2013-10-26 08:30:24 PM

SithLord: You know who else didn't like the Roma?


Adam Smith.
 
2013-10-26 08:30:48 PM
lada gaga saw it coming...

roma...ro ma ma.
 
2013-10-26 08:30:51 PM
img692.imageshack.us

Well, on thing is for sure:  these people need bath lessons.
 
2013-10-26 08:31:23 PM
My hair was blond until about age 6, then turned dark brown. OMG my mom has some explaining to do.
 
2013-10-26 08:31:26 PM
perhaps they could, as a people, stop stealing babies to drink their blood

they we wouldnt immediately suspect them when babies disappear near their heathen witchgrounds
 
2013-10-26 08:32:32 PM

Kygz: The Irish.  They're racist as fark against the Romanians.  They're racist against other nationalitites as well, but mainly Roma gypsies and the Chinese smugglers.


There is a city called  Tuam  where a lot of the Travelers have houses that they only use once a year when they get together for big weddings, drinking, and rioting.


More than 200 members of the Ward clan and an equal number of the McDonagh and Sweeney clans gathered in Tuam yesterday after one side challenged the other to a street fight.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/feuding-travellers-agree-to-ce s sa tion-26173727.html
 
2013-10-26 08:32:37 PM

Kygz: The Irish.  They're racist as fark against the Romanians.  They're racist against other nationalitites as well, but mainly Roma gypsies and the Chinese smugglers.


tinkers are better at boxing than gyppos, but they are jealous of gyppo skill with switchblades
 
2013-10-26 08:34:00 PM

12349876: gfid: And in the case from Greece, DNA proved it wasn't their biological daughter and there doesn't seem to be any documentation to back up their story of just helping out a young mother who couldn't care for her newborn daughter.

They found the mother of that kid in Bulgaria, also Roma.  That mother in Bulglaria made the same claim, but authorities are suspecting there was a bit of a financial transaction too,


Yeah, their suspicion is seems to be that a blond-haired blue-eyed baby is obviously too valuable a commodity to have been acquired by a dark Roma family from its mother to be raised for its own sake. We all know how much money appears in a family's finances because of the raising of a child.
 
2013-10-26 08:35:34 PM

jamspoon: HotWingAgenda: People recognize that "roma" can be blonde. The trouble is when you see two adults who are black haired and swarthy skinned, with a little girl who has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. The logical assumption when the child doesn't look even slightly related to the adults is that they were either adopted or kidnapped.

What twins might look like.
[www.hoax-slayer.com image 383x250]
Genes can do strange things. Partly because we think skin colour is more important than the other features


It's less fantastic when you consider the back story of the photo you posted: The information in the email is true and the photographs are genuine. The photographs depict fair-skinned Remee and dark-skinned Kian who were born in April 2005. The fraternal twins were born to parents Kylie Hodgson and Remi Horder from Nottingham, England. Both Kylie and Remi are of mixed race, with black fathers and white mothers.

It's extremely rare for two people with dark hair, dark eyes, and dark skin to produce a child who is a completely unrelated phenotype. If I have a baby with a woman who is also Scots/Irish and the child grows up looking pure Chinese, people will have some serious questions for us when we're out and about. You see genes are actually fairly predictable. Science works, biatches.
 
2013-10-26 08:36:31 PM
I was only seventeen
I fell in love with a gypsy queen
She told me, "Hold on"
Her father was the leading man
Said, "You're not welcome on our land"
And then as a foe, he told me to go...
 
2013-10-26 08:37:59 PM
This reminds me of a National Geographic show or some other reputable show (Not Inside Edition, for fark's sake) that studied some nomadic tribes in Mongolia or Siberia, I forget which as it has been at least 10 years ago when I saw it, that had a few blonde headed/blue eyed kids here and there when everyone else in those tribes had black hair and brown eyes. Turns out scientists guessed it was because of the Vikings who...well...had a part in that. Viking DNA: the gift that keeps on giving.
 
2013-10-26 08:38:40 PM
I never met a Roma I did not like.

And I always counted all my fingers and toes afterward.
 
2013-10-26 08:42:27 PM

jamspoon: HotWingAgenda: People recognize that "roma" can be blonde. The trouble is when you see two adults who are black haired and swarthy skinned, with a little girl who has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. The logical assumption when the child doesn't look even slightly related to the adults is that they were either adopted or kidnapped.

What twins might look like.
[www.hoax-slayer.com image 383x250]
Genes can do strange things. Partly because we think skin colour is more important than the other features


Actually, I was in line to get food one day and a woman was being obnoxious to another woman about her two children who only had very different hair colors. It wasn't clear what she suspected, or why it would bother her if the children had different fathers or were adopted or it was just genetic randomness.
 
2013-10-26 08:43:04 PM

HotWingAgenda: It's extremely rare for two people with dark hair, dark eyes, and dark skin to produce a child who is a completely unrelated phenotype


Actually it's not.  Virtually all the babies in my family are born with blonde hair and blue eyes, and sometimes it never goes away.  But most of the time we end up giant hairy swarthy brutes with brown/auburn hair and green or brown eyes.  And sometimes you won't know until you turn 10 years or more.  My son in law is positively ape-like, and my one year old grandson is still blonde and blue eyed.

So your mileage may vary.
 
2013-10-26 08:45:18 PM
Romas are the one group we are all supposed to hate, who do we hate now?
 
2013-10-26 08:46:14 PM

HempHead: And the English.


Blimey, that's one fantasy shattered :(

www.productsofanidlemind.com
 
2013-10-26 08:46:31 PM

jamspoon: HotWingAgenda: People recognize that "roma" can be blonde. The trouble is when you see two adults who are black haired and swarthy skinned, with a little girl who has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. The logical assumption when the child doesn't look even slightly related to the adults is that they were either adopted or kidnapped.

What twins might look like.
[www.hoax-slayer.com image 383x250]
Genes can do strange things. Partly because we think skin colour is more important than the other features


One of my friends father is white and his mother is Filipino. Now he is blond haired, has blue eyes and white skin, but his two brothers and his sister look like your typical Filipino as far as skin, eye and hair color go. The only way that you can tell that he is related to all of them, at least his brothers, is that him and his brothers are the spitting image of their father in the face.
 
2013-10-26 08:46:49 PM

Kygz: The Irish.  They're racist as fark against the Romanians.  They're racist against other nationalitites as well, but mainly Roma gypsies and the Chinese smugglers.


The Roma or Romani have not much of a connection to the country Romania, except some Roma live there. The Roma seem to have originated in India, and just migrated west.
 
2013-10-26 08:47:34 PM

ReverendJynxed: You were supposed to buy a caravan, not a blond kid.


It's fer me ma
 
2013-10-26 08:47:59 PM

Kygz: The Irish.  They're racist as fark against the Romanians.  They're racist against other nationalitites as well, but mainly Roma gypsies and the Chinese smugglers.


Hint: Roma means "men" in the Romani language, which is spoken by the Romani people, otherwise known as the Gypsies or Tziganes. Although many Romas live in Romania, they are not the Romanian people. Romas can be found in big numbers everywhere in the European continent. It's just an unfortunate coincidence that the name of this ethnic group is similar to the name of a country in Eastern Europe.

/also the capitol of Italy
 
2013-10-26 08:48:44 PM

HotWingAgenda: People recognize that "roma" can be blonde. The trouble is when you see two adults who are black haired and swarthy skinned, with a little girl who has pale skin and platinum blonde hair. The logical assumption when the child doesn't look even slightly related to the adults is that they were either adopted or kidnapped.


Both my parents were dark haired but I was blonde as can be until my teens when it darkened out.  This is just an excuse for the European Right to get some Roma hate going.
 
2013-10-26 08:50:07 PM
We were moving a friend out of an apartment.  Had a truck on the street.  A Chicago cop came over and asked us some questions - said they were having a problem with gypsies posing as moving companies and stealing peoples' shiat.

This was in 2001.

Gypsies were still stealing peoples' shiat in 2001!
 
2013-10-26 08:51:36 PM

SithLord: You know who else didn't like the Roma?


everyone????

And let's stop referring to them as 'people'. That's an insult to the rest of humanity.
 
2013-10-26 08:52:26 PM

super_grass: Romas are the one group we are all supposed to hate, who do we hate now?


The Jews.

Oh wait...
 
2013-10-26 08:55:31 PM
Why the fark are they dying and bleaching infants hair?
 
2013-10-26 08:55:56 PM
... but every night all the men would come around ... and lay their money down
 
Displayed 50 of 185 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report