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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    In most occasions I would agree but not in this occasion. Are you implying the PP is being racist? If you are that's a mighty strong statement and I think if you are you should be up front about it and explain why you feel that way so that an intelligent discussion can be had, rather than just shout "racist".
    Yes... If you are 'man' enough to throw around the racist tag be 'man' enough to explain your reason... And leave it open to scrutiny.

    Huff and puff does not impress...

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    Siiigh

    I debated pushing submit fearing a comment very like yours, but thought "surely people will identify that the comment I was referencing was displaying a slight level of racial insensitivity, rather than actually being racist (hence why I said OR) but alas, I was wrong.
    It's all good, I just wanted to clarify. So you're saying it was racially insensitive? Could you elaborate why you think that? I'm sorry if I sound thick, I am trying to minimise the misinterpretations that so often occur in such discussions.

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    I think her statement - This is Australia- was what irritated me - an Australian Jew
    yes thankfully this is Australia - we have the right to practice whatever religion we want and no it's not always Christianity, election date does not bother me, I doubt it will bother many very religious Jews anyway as they would not vote on a Saturday to start with

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Yes... If you are 'man' enough to throw around the racist tag be 'man' enough to explain your reason... And leave it open to scrutiny.

    Huff and puff does not impress...
    Settle down, vicpark. As explained in my last comment on page 6, im saying that mamaoj's post was racially insensitive. Which it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    It's all good, I just wanted to clarify. So you're saying it was racially insensitive? Could you elaborate why you think that? I'm sorry if I sound thick, I am trying to minimise the misinterpretations that so often occur in such discussions.
    Shes deleted the comment now, but said she was over the constant crap of ourcountry pandering to minority groups.
    In my opinion.calling it crap when people try to ve culturally and racially inclusive displays great racial insensitivity.
    Its been quoted on the previous page if you care to go and read it again.
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    Settle down, vicpark. As explained in my last comment on page 6, im saying that mamaoj's post was racially insensitive. Which it was.
    Sorry i didnt see that post before I posted.

    I respectfully disagree. I agree 100% with what MummaOJ wrote and am disappointed the comments were deleted.

    If folks think the comments were racially insensitive then I suggest they are being overly sensitive.
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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    Wow, little old me seems to have upset some of the strong BH voices. Sorry. You don't know my race or religion, I have not portrayed what I was trying to say very well. Forget my comment and move on. Thanks.

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    Thanks VicPark, I'm not very good with words and hate arguments, anyway take it as you will.

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    Default And we have an election date ... 14 September

    MummaOJ I'm not a strong BH voice but you quoted me. September 14 is Yom Kippur. I posted that because people seemed confused at the suggestion it was a significant religious date.

    As I said subsequently, i understand Australia is a secular nation. I also mentioned subsequently I thought the PM was unnecessarily glib when she compared Yom Kippur with the AFL finals.

    I don't think a person's faith compares with their football code, but I do respect we our a nation of many faiths. All of whom may vote.

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    Yes I quoted you because I have never heard that word and don't know how to spell it, hence quoting (I am on phone). I have not seen the news so haven't seen the PM refer to the football game. Sorry again.


 

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