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Too much PC

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POSTED: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 12:19pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:01am

This is the kind of stuff you cannot make up.

But, for a time in my life I lived there, and sadly, this does not surprise me.

Government workers in Seattle have been advised the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.

KOMO-TV reports the city's Office of Civil Rights, instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.

"Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo obtained by the station. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'"

In an interview with Seattle's KIRO-Radio, Bronstein said the term "brown bag" has been used historically as a way to judge skin color.

According to the memo, city employees should use the terms "lunch-and-learn" or "sack lunch" instead of "brown bag."

But, Seattle isn't alone. State lawmakers have voted to remove gender specific words in official records.

Freshmen are now "first-years," journeymen are "journey-level," and penmanship is simply "handwriting."

To offend or not to offend, turns out to be a very sensitive question.

I need a few days off.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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Sounds to me like another desperate by the PC.s to keep racism, or at least the perception of racism, alive. For each time one racial barrier falls, they desperately try to erect another. I'm waiting Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, accuse interracial marriage a racist attempt to shrink the black community.

Now how could that be when if you have a drop then , "you is",

El Al airlines has had a pretty good track record with profiling for terrorist.

In America we're so PC, 19 foreigners attack us and we search every American that boards a plane for the next 12 years.

"Citizen" has hence forth be replaced with 'subject" or 'peasant' in all official discussion.

For they feel we are there to be worker bees to keep the government in money. That is our reason for being. Just cogs in the wheels and not citizens.

I have to disagree Paul. When govt. uses the word, "Citizen", it is to mean what they wish illegals were, and when the govt. uses the word "taxpayer", it is what the goyim are. Now let's get this straight, George Kaiser, the architect of Obamacare and America's tenth richest person, and Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric, are not goyim, they are the benefactors of an ethnic controlled economy and govt. calls them "Contributors".

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