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Now take it easy foks,

Yes this is inanely stupid to connect chess with racism. I have a Marble chess board (from Italy no less) and the colors are a mauve and tan, I guess I don't like aliens or something? Anyways, this is absurd, much like the other occasional absurdities that surface in our legal systems. For instance, someone brought up slavery reparations, which is in UNBELIEVEABLY easy media topic, for it incites strong emotions as soon as RACISM is mentioned. The obvious DUH to the idea is that in penalizing companies that may or may not have made any money off of slavery, they will end up firing the same African Americans who work for them to begin with. So instead of keeping a decent job with benefits and a strong income, they will get next to nothing paid out (while the lawyers make off with millions) and end up getting fired because the company went bankrupt.


Fortunately, enough Americans realize the stupidity of this and I doubt it will ever happen. As far as taking competition away from those poor young minds goes, why lie to them at such an early age? Does anyone here seriously think that the real world doesn't care about winning? I think that competition is inherently HEALTHY for a young person, and will do a far better job of building self esteem if one is able to fail and then succeed as opposed to neither fail nor succeed.


Chess? Racist? Hello? Don't we have something better to do with our time?


Tim

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Chess being banned more and more 291 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 127 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:25
Re: Chess being banned more and more 224 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 03:30
Re: Chess being banned more and more 130 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 03:34
Re: Chess being banned more and more 140 a_little_fey 27-Aug-02 17:26
Re: Chess being banned more and more 233 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 04:49
what??? 158 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 05:27
Re: what??? 144 JPeeters 27-Aug-02 05:29
..flawed understanding of the nature of the intellect! 176 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 06:58
An uneducated remark ! 160 Astikapati 27-Aug-02 07:14
ROFLMAO!! n/t 149 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 13:40
Re: Chess being banned more and more 187 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:29
South Park! 137 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 14:38
LOL!!!! 145 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 14:41
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 15:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 146 B L Zeebub 27-Aug-02 15:23
You can't be serious. 151 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 15:32
Re: You can't be serious. 178 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 15:48
Re: You can't be serious. 172 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 16:14
Re: You can't be serious. 162 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 17:15
Re: You can't be serious. 146 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 19:29
Re: You can't be serious. 134 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 20:01
Re: You can't be serious. 116 Chip Burcham 27-Aug-02 21:45
Re: You can't be serious. 183 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 21:52
Re: You can't be serious. 147 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:00
AMEN to that! N/T :-) 122 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 00:01
Re: You can't be serious. 234 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:13
Re: You can't be serious. 135 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 22:19
Re: You can't be serious. 158 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 20:04
Re: Chess being banned more and more 155 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 17:32
Re: Chess being banned more and more 157 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 17:51
Re: Chess being banned more and more 176 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 18:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 208 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 18:19
Re: Chess being banned more and more 261 calisurfer30 27-Aug-02 18:35
Re: Chess being banned more and more 170 Timothy 27-Aug-02 18:52
Re: Chess being banned more and more 130 Timothy 27-Aug-02 21:52
ROFL 141 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:01
Re: Chess being banned more and more 124 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:44
Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 245 Osiris 27-Aug-02 22:32
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 181 Pete VanderZwet 27-Aug-02 22:37
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 162 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:18
Re: Chess History and Why they REALLY want it banned 163 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:09
Re: Not a Lizard Doll.... 194 Osiris 28-Aug-02 11:29
Unwarranted attack by PWZ 245 drak1 28-Aug-02 15:13
Re: Chess being banned more and more 162 Akula 27-Aug-02 22:57
Re: Chess being banned more and more 144 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 22:58
Re: THE RUSSIANS LOST ???? 173 Akula 27-Aug-02 23:59
Re: Chess being banned more and more 172 Peter Gower 27-Aug-02 23:13
Chip's chip 165 lobo-hotei 27-Aug-02 23:55
Yes, I did win many times 134 Chip Burcham 28-Aug-02 01:37
Re: Yes, I did win many times 160 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:25
That's not allowed, I believe. 146 Peter Gower 28-Aug-02 02:59
Re: That's not allowed, I believe. 170 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 04:32
correction 155 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 06:44
Reply for Lobo 190 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 05:15
Re: Reply for Lobo 162 lobo-hotei 29-Aug-02 06:22
Re: Reply for Lobo 302 Astikapati 29-Aug-02 07:49
Chessman Rules :))))) 193 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 04:04
Re: Chessman Rules :))))) 182 lobo-hotei 30-Aug-02 07:55
Lobo 133 Astikapati 30-Aug-02 08:17
Re: Chess being banned more and more 159 Randy 28-Aug-02 02:06
Re: Chess being banned more and more 171 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 02:44
Re: Chess being banned more and more 115 calisurfer30 28-Aug-02 15:43
Re: Lobos' move :) 163 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 05:33
Re: Lobos' move :) 178 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 05:54
Re: Lobos' move :) 252 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:30
Re: Lobos' move :) 153 lobo-hotei 28-Aug-02 07:06
It is a joke 168 C. Schroeder 28-Aug-02 05:40
Re: It is a joke (thank god!) 273 Astikapati 28-Aug-02 06:09
Re: It is a joke 157 Pete VanderZwet 28-Aug-02 08:12
YEAH CHIP - You were really convincing man! Thanks for lightening up our day! nt 484 Jergat 29-Aug-02 06:54
Re: Chess being banned more and more 156 Peter Gower 29-Aug-02 09:21


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