What is a seppo? Havent heard that one? Sounds incriminating. Im offended on your behalf!!!
Originally Posted by Squareman
Septic tank rhymes with....Yank;)
Cockney rhyming slang! That makes me a 'sweaty' - jock, sock, sweaty sock. The english have no CR slang name for themselves though, as no other word rhymes with b@@@@@rds. Lol
So that's where the Aussies get it from! New info...
Originally Posted by Squareman
I merely suggest that some groups are unreasonable in their demands for special considerations, at the expense of the community.
I know of no other group expecting the tax payer to fund such sectarian issues, do you?
The incredulous response to the Jewish leader suggesting, not insisting, that a probationary period of assimilation is frankly, anti semetic. Would you have been so appalled had it been a catholic? A methodist? or heaven forfend, a bloody presbytarian? I think not!
the "getting on with in real life" comment is, to be frank, juvenile.............
admittedly i should not have used the phrase i did, and if it offends, hard luck!
You are entitled to your opinion, and i respect it, even though it is divergent from mine; however, you are self appointing as the voice of reason, a trait i suspect from your heritage...........
Last edited by Scousemouse; 22-05-2011 at 03:29 PM.
Oooooh a sting in the tail there.
There's a nasty wee moose runnin loose aboot the hoose!
That's sad......yep, all Americans think we know everything.
Originally Posted by Scousemouse
It's not anti-semitic...it's realistic. It's pointing out that the Jewish community is being biased.
Last edited by suzer; 23-05-2011 at 01:20 AM.
US -> UK -> NZ -> OZ
Bias............of course, i should have realised that the muslim groups are not guilty of BIAS!
the call for the probationary period is for ALL migrants, not just muslims; what bias is that?
I wasnt being nasty; just biased! Sure as H beats getting splinters in my backside from the fence some are sitting on!!
the fact remains that Australians are not racist...........they are outspoken, to the point of rudeness on occassions, but they want to preserve their own inherent values, and if people dont like it, well shove off then (as my aussie counterparts say). The live and let live philosophy is fine until someone tries to get YOU to change, both socially, culturally and financially.
You cannot embrace a new country by demanding sectarian considerations, and then hiding behind excuses like "it will protect women"; claptrap!
to my knowledge Australian Law, like the Bitish and American systems, view women as equal in law.
Im not saying that muslims, baptist, mormons or hindus give up their religeous practices or dilute their customs............any more than i would expect them to have me for go mine; however, if i choose to educate my kids under catholic education, i opt to pay for the privilage, and dont expect, or demand that the taxpayer fund such; nor would i exclude a muslim teacher from educating my offspring!
And you said all that in a 'happy mood'
God help us when your back is up............LOL