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    There are people walking the streets where we used to live, with coke bottles fulll of cask wine at any given time of day. I'm sure they didnt buy it at 8am.

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    Yes they are 'people' but the people who are creating a problem were of a certain culture. So why would I say oh some people drink. It's not trying to demoralize anyone or offend. Sorry if it did.

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    IMO, I grew up with an alcoholic mother who drank cask wine and I would have been happy to see it banned. But that would be unfair to the majority of people who are responsible. I know for a fact my mother would just keep looking for another store who would sell it so stores not selling goon before a certain time isn't going to really do anything.

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    So the problems in my neighbourhood, with white teens and young men who also appear to be white aren't a problem? Or is it a problem with white culture as a whole?

    Pretty sure alcoholism is more prevalent within caucasian culture, it's just hidden.

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    I didn't say white people don't do that, I know they can be just as troublesome. The only time I ever see them is drunk in the park and causing trouble. The ones I do know of through friends of friends smoke a lot of marijuana and have filthy language and treat their kids like crap. Like I said, I'm sure there are lovely aboriginals out there, and I know there are horrible white people out there, but in general aboriginals have high rates of substance abuse (alcohol, paints, weed, cigs etc) and have a much lower life expectancy.

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    Uh-oh... this thread's going to get closed again!

    Before it does though, I just need to point out that it is a statistical fact that risky and high risk alcohol use is more common in the Indigenous population. It's not racism, it's fact. If the OP lives in an area with a high Indigenous population, this is likely the reason for the rule. Whether this rule has any effect at all is debatable though.

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    Default Limiting sale of alcohol?

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    I didn't say white people don't do that, I know they can be just as troublesome. The only time I ever see them is drunk in the park and causing trouble. The ones I do know of through friends of friends smoke a lot of marijuana and have filthy language and treat their kids like crap. Like I said, I'm sure there are lovely aboriginals out there, and I know there are horrible white people out there, but in general aboriginals have high rates of substance abuse (alcohol, paints, weed, cigs etc) and have a much lower life expectancy.
    Aboriginals in some communities have higher rate of substance abuse issues, just as white people do in some suburbs.

    Please stop with the sweeping generalizations.

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    I would like to see these stats. And I'd also be interested to see the stats of alcohol/drug use by men compared to women, and teens compared to the elderly. And am wondering why these groups are also not being singled out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Uh-oh... this thread's going to get closed again!

    Before it does though, I just need to point out that it is a statistical fact that risky and high risk alcohol use is more common in the Indigenous population. It's not racism, it's fact.
    Of course it isn't.

    However when you see an Indigenous Australian in your yard (getting water) and your first & only conclusion is that they are there 'to bash you'.. It's not fact. It's racism.

    There's a real difference between that and pointing out the statistical incidence of alcohol abuse in a given community don't you think?

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    If there's a huge drinking problem why only limit casks?

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