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Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

RichAllen
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Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/gary-oldman-gives-antithanksgiving-messag...
Anyone think he'll get death threats? I do, having dealt with a lot of Americans online, I know that some of them are less than intelligent, and don't like comments such as Mr Oldman's.

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Re: Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

By American I'm assuming you're just talking about the citizens of the USA?
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Re: Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

Of course, years ago I used to post on various USA hosted wrestling and gaming forums, I was constantly insulted for being from Sheffield, England, because of their stereotypical view that all English people have bad teeth and talk funny, not to mention the fact that some idiot Googled my personal website and found out I have Asperger's, told the world, which resulted in me constantly being called retarded and told I should live in a bubble.
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Re: Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

So it was a skit on Kimmel Live.
I'm sure most will be intelligent enough to work that out...
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Re: Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

Intelligent and USA.. not something you hear together all that often.
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Re: Gary Oldman in Thanksgiving Day speech against Americans

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Anyone think he'll get death threats? I do, having dealt with a lot of Americans online, I know that some of them are less than intelligent, and don't like comments such as Mr Oldman's.

Not only some of the Americans that are less than intelligent Wink 
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told the world, which resulted in me constantly being called retarded and told I should live in a bubble.

This comment I find particulary offensive!
I have lost two kids to the same disease that caused a child (played by John Travolta in the film "Boy in a Bubble") to have to live in a bubble!
RichAllen, I feel for you!
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RichAllen
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FFS, Asperger's is NOT a disease! There is NO cure!
I am sorry you lost your kids but really....  Sad
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I found this to be very thought provoking, found while reading about Asperger Syndrome....
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How does it feel to have Asperger syndrome?
If the neurotypical (NT) mind is a boat, my mind is a bike. NTs don't get that.
They just think I run a mighty strange boat. They assume I'm in the water and have an engine and a rudder and occasionally jump over the side for a nice swim. They assess and judge me in terms of boats and, when I'm not boat-like, they assume there's something wrong with my boat.
But I'm a bike. I'm not compatible with boat rules. I steer with handlebars, use pedal power, and I don't jump over the side because it's a hard road I'll land on. If they could be made to understand that I'm a bike, they would then see that all of my behaviour is logical - for a bike rider.
Then I could teach them about bikes, and they could teach me about boats.
Source: a posting on aspergeradults.ca in 2008
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FFS, Asperger's is NOT a disease! There is NO cure!
I am sorry you lost your kids but really....  Sad

Jesus H Christ!
I think I'll stop visiting this form after this tirade!
Geoff,
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