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Re: American members

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:24 pm

ramsej84 wrote:what the f is happening in orlando ? :cry:
Alligator drags toddler into water near Disney resort - father tried to grab the child [source]

Tragic but what was a child doing near water with alligators in it? I've never been to Walt Disney World so I don't know whether this family was in this particular area, but that place is notorious for having living alligators.
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Re: American members

Postby tflags » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:55 am

One question to our American members. Absolutely no offense but; I never asked this question as it sounded kinda dumb in the first place but how do you guys feel about the 'gringo' appellative? I never bothered to ask if you find it demeaning or derogatory. Some American people I know joke about it but in the general context it might be good to know.
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Re: American members

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:09 am

tflags wrote:One question to our American members. Absolutely no offense but; I never asked this question as it sounded kinda dumb in the first place but how do you guys feel about the 'gringo' appellative? I never bothered to ask if you find it demeaning or derogatory. Some American people I know joke about it but in the general context it might be good to know.


I am not american...
AFAIK it is used as ''friend'' no?

oh,,,, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gringo
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Re: American members

Postby German-American » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:11 pm

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ramsej84 wrote:what the f is happening in orlando ? :cry:
Alligator drags toddler into water near Disney resort - father tried to grab the child [source]

Tragic but what was a child doing near water with alligators in it? I've never been to Walt Disney World so I don't know whether this family was in this particular area, but that place is notorious for having living alligators.

It was a no swimming zone, the toddler and family where on the beach as many other families where. From what I heard the baby was only about 1 to 2 feet in the water, trying to imagine what it's like to be a pare T, idk if I would say no to my child (if I had one) just barley going in. I think this is more unfortunate than the parents being idiots. They could've been smarter but I see their reasoning

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Re: American members

Postby pyrasur » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:17 pm

tflags wrote:One question to our American members. Absolutely no offense but; I never asked this question as it sounded kinda dumb in the first place but how do you guys feel about the 'gringo' appellative? I never bothered to ask if you find it demeaning or derogatory. Some American people I know joke about it but in the general context it might be good to know.


It's pretty mild. Most people wouldn't care, unless you were really trying to sound offensive. But Spanish has so many cool ways to insult someone, I'd be more disturbed at the choice of gringo than anything.

But there's always someone who will choose to be offended by something. For those people I double down.


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Re: American members

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:43 pm

German-American wrote:It was a no swimming zone, the toddler and family where on the beach as many other families where. From what I heard the baby was only about 1 to 2 feet in the water, trying to imagine what it's like to be a pare T, idk if I would say no to my child (if I had one) just barley going in. I think this is more unfortunate than the parents being idiots. They could've been smarter but I see their reasoning

I get what you're saying, it depends a lot on circumstances I guess. I mean, it's a no swimming zone for a reason... although it should specify how dangerous it is (if it doesn't). Like I said, that place is notorious for having live alligators so I would think twice before breaching a no swimming zone. I live on the other side of the world, never set foot outside Europe and I've heard about those animals there.

I don't want to blame anyone or anything, that's not the right thing to do after a tragedy. But unfortunately, not all tragic situations are accidents. I don't know the exact circumstances but there is definitely someone who needs to learn a lesson from this, be it the parents or the park attendants.
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Re: American members

Postby ramsej84 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:19 pm

the boy was found... dead :( intact :shock:
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Re: American members

Postby JANCKER » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:25 pm

The alligator dragged him to deeper water, he drowned... that's how I understood it the first time.
Some animalists will claim that the alligator tried to save him and didn't want to harm him...
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Re: American members

Postby tflags » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:27 pm

FCBayernMunchen wrote:
German-American wrote:It was a no swimming zone, the toddler and family where on the beach as many other families where. From what I heard the baby was only about 1 to 2 feet in the water, trying to imagine what it's like to be a pare T, idk if I would say no to my child (if I had one) just barley going in. I think this is more unfortunate than the parents being idiots. They could've been smarter but I see their reasoning

I get what you're saying, it depends a lot on circumstances I guess. I mean, it's a no swimming zone for a reason... although it should specify how dangerous it is (if it doesn't). Like I said, that place is notorious for having live alligators so I would think twice before breaching a no swimming zone. I live on the other side of the world, never set foot outside Europe and I've heard about those animals there.

I don't want to blame anyone or anything, that's not the right thing to do after a tragedy. But unfortunately, not all tragic situations are accidents. I don't know the exact circumstances but there is definitely someone who needs to learn a lesson from this, be it the parents or the park attendants.


D, in the whole world, you will never find a place wHere the last thing you would expect to find is an alligator. This is akin to looking out for a Gorilla in Rupert Murdoch's new penthouse.
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Re: American members

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:27 pm

JANCKER wrote:The alligator dragged him to deeper water, he drowned... that's how I understood it the first time.

This is what I just heard on the radio.
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Re: American members

Postby #12 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:51 pm

JANCKER wrote:The alligator dragged him to deeper water, he drowned... that's how I understood it the first time.
Some animalists will claim that the alligator tried to save him and didn't want to harm him...


So?
It's a wild animal that acts on instinct... Of course it wanted to harm the kid... But what do you want to achieve with that comment? Killing the animal? Revenge? Will that bring back the kid?
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Re: American members

Postby JANCKER » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:03 pm

No, that wasn't the point... it's related to the gorilla shooting case and other similar cases. People are blaming the parents again... people are experts in everything.
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Re: American members

Postby #12 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:11 pm

Well... They maybe were a little careless, but I think it's up to the authorities to decide that...
I think it's wrong however to blame the animals...
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Re: American members

Postby JANCKER » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:20 pm

Nobody is blaming the animals but people are making human and animal lives matter equal or worst...
If a kid can climb and fall inside of a cage where a savage animal is kept, you can blame that one on the safety of that place too... same thing goes for this case, no warning signs of danger or anything.
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Re: American members

Postby #12 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:31 pm

What I'm saying exactly... But why did the gorilla have to die?
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