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    It was great fun poking the looney left over the 'wrongskin' idea. Even if some of it was a parody, the fact that people pass themselves off as belonging to a different racial group, for financial gain, is interesting.
    This woman, has just resigned, after pretending to be African American, native American, born in a tepee, used to get her food by hunting with a bow and arrow, etc, etc. She is actually born of well off white parents.

    The point is that the Americans have a phrase for this, a meme, because this type of thing is so common. Any oldies here will remember the thousands of yanks who were abducted by aliens, got cancer that magically cured itsef, survived the twin towers, etc, etc.
    Now I know we get a bit of that over here, In the military we were well used to 'Walts'. Walter Mitty characters who were always in the SAS or busy flying Tornados back from Italy with a bowl of spaghetti on their laps.
    The difference is in the scale.
    Remember kids, passing don't mean what you think it means.




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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    It was great fun poking the looney left over the 'wrongskin' idea. Even if some of it was a parody, the fact that people pass themselves off as belonging to a different racial group, for financial gain, is interesting.
    This woman, has just resigned, after pretending to be African American, native American, born in a tepee, used to get her food by hunting with a bow and arrow, etc, etc. She is actually born of well off white parents.

    The point is that the Americans have a phrase for this, a meme, because this type of thing is so common. Any oldies here will remember the thousands of yanks who were abducted by aliens, got cancer that magically cured itsef, survived the twin towers, etc, etc.
    Now I know we get a bit of that over here, In the military we were well used to 'MF's'. Walter Mitty characters who were always in the SAS or busy flying Tornados back from Italy with a bowl of spaghetti on their laps.
    The difference is in the scale.
    Remember kids, passing don't mean what you think it means.




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    Are you really an Eternal Optimist? hmmm, really?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondlife View Post
    Are you really an Eternal Optimist? hmmm, really?

    My parents think so. I remember my dad, the first time I pulled that England shirt on, 'you get out there son, you can have my nobel laureate if you score'
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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    My parents think so. I remember my dad, the first time I pulled that England shirt on, 'you get out there son, you can have my nobel laureate if you score'
    Was that on your trip to Conway Castle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondlife View Post
    Are you really an Eternal Optimist? hmmm, really?

    Eternal Fantasist.

    I'm not up to speed on this one, its complex; but I'm fairly sure there were no bows and arrows involved.
    My subconscious is annoying. It's got a mind of its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjclarke View Post
    but I'm fairly sure there were no bows and arrows involved.


    it's not like you to be totally wrong, is it ?

    'Dolezal has said she was born and lived in a teepee, recounting hunting their food with bow and arrow.[18] Her mother said she and her husband briefly lived in a teepee in 1974, three years before their daughter was born, and called the claims "totally false"'


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    Wow.

    I withdraw my remark and apologise fulsomely. She is nuts, even if the teepee bit seems to be based in fact ....
    My subconscious is annoying. It's got a mind of its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjclarke View Post
    Wow.

    I withdraw my remark and apologise fulsomely. She is nuts.

    indeed, she is nuts.

    but it seems to be on a bigger scale in the US, hence the post.
    anyone any experiences of fantasists ?

    I knew a bloke who thought he was Bruce Lee, till he met some blokes who thought he wasn't
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjclarke View Post
    Wow.

    I withdraw my remark and apologise fulsomely. She is nuts, even if the teepee bit seems to be based in fact ....

    her parents spent three days in a tepee, three years before she was born
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