gaspode: pstudent12: *EXTENSIVE RAMBLINGS CUT*And your own country has a history of the exact same at the least. History is the word however.I WILL NOT feel guilty about stuff done while my ancestors worked for basic bread down a mine in Northern England. Sorry, I just will not. I especially will not listen to demands from people who are themselves rich and powerful off the backs of poverty stricken masses in their own countries, who they treat abominably, as they try to deflect with nationalist tripe.
ObeliskToucher: Serve them right if the Brits, given its ownership history (mostly Punjab, with late ownership by Sikh & Moghul Empires), "gave it back" to Pakistan...
p the boiler: I hope no Americans comment on this on behalf of India - unless of course you are down with giving the native americans back everything that was taken from them
ITGreen: "One of the world's largest diamonds, some Indians - including independence leader Mahatma Gandhi's grandson - have demanded its return to atone for Britain's colonial past. "So one diamond will atone for Britain's colonial wrongdoings? No? Then giving it back is only the first in a line of "atonement" gestures to be demanded later by India.I actually agree with the British on this one; nip this stunt of theirs in the bud.
andhravodu: I think you came off a little condescending in your description of India. Your impressions of India are a little dated. The rich class in India is comparable to any of the world's elite. The middle class has been enjoying a boom of sorts. Until 5-10 years ago, almost every body who got the chance immigrated to firstworld countries, but with the depresssion and newer opportunities, there is a lot of reverse migration back to India.
Treygreen13: Fano: germ78: Kinda off-topic in a way, but I was very disappointed by the Hope diamond. I thought it would be a fist-sized gem, but it's only as big as 3 quarters stacked on each other. farking. Lame.You must have been thinking of the famed Baseball Diamond.The Cullinan Diamond was fist-sized.
Walker: Kahabut: PsiChick: Walker: "I certainly don't believe in 'returnism', as it were. I don't think that's sensible."So you don't believe in "returnism" but you believe in stealing. Cool ethics bro!THIS. Even if you're not giving it back, at least try and pretend you understand you stole it. FFS. I can understand why you wouldn't want to return it, politics is a dirty game, but you farked up, admit it and move on.Funny thing, HE didn't steal it. He wasn't even farking alive when it happened. So no, he really doesn't need to understand that.This is exactly like the blacks demanding reparations for slavery, in the United States. fark you. You weren't a slave, so unless you are going to do forced labor for the next few years, you aren't getting any reparations. Wellfare I guess isn't a reparation.You are comparing apples and oranges. This is a physical item that was stolen and can be given back. A better comparison would be things the Nazis stole during WW2 from other countries now being in Germany's possessions. The other countries ask for them back and Germany says "F*ck you, we don't believe in returnism".
pstudent12: FTDA: NightOwl2255: you are a puppet: SERIOUSLY THOUGH, as a man of Indian descent...I'm 1/256 Indian (Cherokee). Sure, it's not much, but I did get $2000 a year for college, and I can get free medical care and medicine if I want to go to the Indian clinic./Feather, not Ruby.Do you know why Indian women have a red dot on their forehead? So when they get married their husband can scratch it off to see if he won a 7-11./I keed!The red dot is called a laltika. Along with the swastika, they are both shubhtikas and are a core part of the Aryan religion (Hinduism from the holy (v)Eddas)
FTDA: pstudent12: FTDA: NightOwl2255: you are a puppet: SERIOUSLY THOUGH, as a man of Indian descent...I'm 1/256 Indian (Cherokee). Sure, it's not much, but I did get $2000 a year for college, and I can get free medical care and medicine if I want to go to the Indian clinic./Feather, not Ruby.Do you know why Indian women have a red dot on their forehead? So when they get married their husband can scratch it off to see if he won a 7-11./I keed!The red dot is called a laltika. Along with the swastika, they are both shubhtikas and are a core part of the Aryan religion (Hinduism from the holy (v)Eddas)Awarded for killing a perfectly good joke.
brap: MBooda: [www.culturewars.org.uk image 850x581] France to Egypt:[www.crystalinks.com image 700x581]/history is plunderI know you will never believe this but London and Paris' Cleopatra's needles were actually gifts from Muhammad Ali.
JungleBoogie: Among countries, there is a general dichotomy: You have the plunderers and you have the plunderees.
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