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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Don't have time to address everything - but what i will say is that i support and defend constitutional rights, like freedom of political communication - which yes, does include flag burning. It's not for me personally, but, like that quote, I'll defend people's rights to say it. You'd like to see the Constitution changed, and rights reduced?

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    What weight does your Constitution hold if you're at odds with the very people, your ancestors, who took this country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    The two have nothing to do with each other. The picture and article you posted relates to an Aboriginal group protesting Australia Day/Invasion Day. And while I don't necessarily agree with their methods of protest I fully support their right to protest.

    I have no idea what that has to do with a rolling digital billboard that includes a picture of two Muslim children amongst other images?
    We've been talking about a lot of things in this thread, the two relate because they have Australia Day in common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Yeh that's why I was asking. There's a big difference in not condemning flag burning and the headline in the newspaper stating the greens are calling for people to burn flags.
    Maybe, but it's out there now.
    That message went all over the country on Ch9's news this morning, sorry I didn't catch every word of it so I can't repeat and I can't find it online yet.
    Maybe later. It might still be too early in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Here you go. In 1988 there were more than 40,000 people protesting on Australia Day.

    http://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2835
    Good!
    Was there any trouble or violence?
    Anyone remember?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phony View Post
    We've been talking about a lot of things in this thread, the two relate because they have Australia Day in common.
    But you posted the article about Invasion Day protests and then extrapolated that you were now convinced (because of what you posted?) that the billboard was done intentionally.

    Yes the two might have Australia Day in common but one didn't cause the other or have any bearing on the other. One is an advertisement that uses the idea of diversity as a marketing tool and the other is a group committed to protest what the see as a grave injustice.

    I still don't see the connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phony View Post
    What weight does your Constitution hold if you're at odds with the very people, your ancestors, who took this country?
    Uhh.. What??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phony View Post
    I agree, but when they're calling for massive disruptions that should be shut down immediately because imo that gives the green light to violence.
    Disruption does not equal violence. And does not give a green light.

    It could be a march down a main st. It could be a protest outside building.

    Labour day march is a protest and disruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    Uhh.. What??
    She's asking me if I want to change the constitution.
    From what I gather, people aren't happy to have Australia day, not happy with the flag, don't care if it's burned, so why does the constitution get special treatment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mirabelle View Post
    But you posted the article about Invasion Day protests and then extrapolated that you were now convinced (because of what you posted?) that the billboard was done intentionally.

    Yes the two might have Australia Day in common but one didn't cause the other or have any bearing on the other. One is an advertisement that uses the idea of diversity as a marketing tool and the other is a group committed to protest what the see as a grave injustice.

    I still don't see the connection.
    The connection I see, and it's my opinion I'm not asking you to agree, is that it's heightening tensions before a big day where clashes between extreme groups is a very real possibility.
    Come on, they knew patriotic groups would be livid.

    To me, if they get the poster back up, great. But the harm has been done because they spoke on behalf of the whole country when it's quite obvious the whole country does not feel that way. They were stupid to be so ignorant and those poor girls must be feeling it the worst of all.
    Are you not mad on behalf on those children, they were used. I'm not the only person to think that even though I seem to be the only one saying it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Disruption does not equal violence. And does not give a green light.

    It could be a march down a main st. It could be a protest outside building.

    Labour day march is a protest and disruption.
    OK, well lets see how it goes tomorrow for Trump's inauguration then.
    I know it's on a bigger scale but there's plans for similar protests, lets see if that goes well.

    If it does my views are invalid, if it doesn't then people need to look at how these groups are organising themselves.


 

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