VicM

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  1. Very sorry but I do not understand anything. Can you please explain again ? What is violin.app and what is violy.app ??? Are you a solfege professor at the Conservatory ? I took solfege class in violin school but that was in Eastern Europe and what you say makes no sense to me.
  2. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    I do not think she's a bad apple or "anything in a skirt". Why do you ask that ???? My post to you was related to your post that I quoted. Not to your post to atlvcl.
  3. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    Maybe you want at look at ALL this and specially at 16:48 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahZTWBB26Cw The type like "false claims / accusation of sexual assault / rape in youtube and see how things look like. Please do it ! Now we all know that nothing is perfect but to be arrested and trialed for sexual assault after brushing past a woman in a station can be a bit much : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXaYxu0v3pM It is understandable that some men treat some sexual assault accusations with suspition. Clear we can nit trust each and every woman blindly. There are bad apples on both sides.
  4. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    He like the words "blame the victim". He does not understand that one can disagree with the actions of a victim AFTER THE FACT and not "blame the victim". You must observe that everybody here in both our threads has disagreed with the actions of the victim. Nobody said "that was normal and that is the right way". Everybody came up with perfectly valid reasons for doing things like that. But there is a difference between the two.
  5. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    A. It can be that but is not limited to that. I am sure some repetitious habits not make traditions. B. CS Lweis was a very smart intellectual. But nobody will run a society on his prose. That would be very stupid. Just for one example : a lot of practices give identity which in it's turn gives protection. Brutal practices ( in our eyes ) test that further tribal resources are not squandered.
  6. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    A. Well, Thanksgiving often results in death and I can come up with lots of 1st world traditions who can result in death or mutilation. As you not born and lived in an African tribe you know nothing about the relevance of their traditions to their sense of well being and identity. Your opinion on lip plates, tatoos, FGM, ritual circumcision, rites of manhood or womanhood is just your opinion. The Africans do not care about it maybe unless they move to Canada. B. I am not assuming anything. It is what you told us. C. And there is the other way of producing as many off spring as possible while taking as good care of them as possible. And there is the way of not producing any or postponing it decades because we are so important and the offspring of other people must take care of us because we exist and happen to be around. D. No it is not a "global fad". It is a dangerous idiocy limited to the N American continent. Count populations on the other continents and see how insignificant the "global fad" is. Familiarize yourself with the religions where this is absolute no-no.
  7. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    But you do not have a clue if a tradition is a "good tradition". You not living there and you judge through your white, protestant ( catholic ?), middle class, Nord American prejudices. The purpose of human species is to produce offspring. Who does it best ? People who have the best traditions, of course. QED. How is FGM worse than the Canadian tradition to allow small children to decide their sex and prosecute parents who oppose 4 y/o Jimmy's delusions ?
  8. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    I do not know if you realize how horribly racist this sounds. What barbaric practices ? How do YOU know those are barbaric practicies ? MUst we know "educate" the savages ???? FGM is wide spread on the African continent. Those populations developed their cultures over millennia. What makes you think middle class fat Nord Americans know better and have the right to call honored traditions of OTHER RACES, barbaric ????
  9. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    A) You have poor reading comprehension. B ) No. Not at all.
  10. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    Is good you agree with Stephen. Nothing wrong. But people of other cultures have other opinions and do not care about your opinion. I agree with all what I underlined from your post. But most people on the Earth will not because for them the well being of the society far outweighs the convenience of an individual. That is not victim blaming ( Stephen and Blank Face idea... ). I suggest you discuss this issue with some Chinese parents and some Indian parents. Also some Pakistani parents, some Iraqi parents and some Iranian parents, some Brazilian parents, some Mexican parents. See what these people think . You have an opinion and reasons for it. Other people have different opinion and reasons for it.
  11. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    I think you are speculating a lot. I will visit you and we will discuss it properly. This is not a good medium because my english is not that good and I can not right pages each time you write what you think you read.
  12. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    I am glad you don't know such people. I don't know such people and I did not mention such people. That is why I was surprised when you implied that I did. If you go to the other thread and read carefully you will see how you took my words out of context and then claimed I "blame the victim". But I do not blame the victim - this did not pass my mind. I am not mad. I am a grown up with a grown up job and three grown daughters. I do not blame victims of rape. It is extremely disrespectful to imply such thing. I DO think the victim must report the crime to the authorities or to the parents who must report to authorities. But that is just my opinion and other people have their opinion and I respect that. Am prepared to listen to arguments and discus in civilized manner. Here is what you wrote in the other thread : " This is complete bullshit ...... The whole discussion is a shame and deep offense for everybody being affected. It is giving room for every irresponsible internet moron to put dirt upon the face of victims and should be closed or deleted immediately by the moderator. " We need to read what the other person really writes and reply in considerate manner even if we disagree. We must avoid insulting others because once we do it a few times they lose any respect for us. You want a world running on fear or respect and civility ?
  13. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    I am not aware of such people ! Which people are you talking about ? And I think the best is to visit you and explain everything face to face. Then you explain me and I explain you - much better communication with no delays. Please stop "educating" people. You did your piece and decent people understand while indecent people will not care. No point to hammer same nail over and over.
  14. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    It has a reason for deteriorating and that is called INTOLERANCE. A couple of people here want everybody to think like them. Educate but without the sarcasm and the insults and the constant appeal to "WE". I think it is very good to air these issues in a kind and respectful manner and with sensitivity to other cultures/races/religions. Always to keep in mind that vast number of people of different culture/race/religion value the well being of their families MUCH more than the convenience of an individual.
  15. VicM

    Re: Curtis

    It is not. I asked my wife who is a native English speaker born in the UK and the intend of that sentence is to reflect badly on the man who is so indiscriminate and obsessive he will chase a grand father clock dressed in a skirt.