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From: Theo Bekkers on 18 Jan 2008 16:45
> When they came for the 1%ers, I didn't speak up 'cos I
> wasn't a 1%er.
> My position is that I'd be happy for and supportive of a MCCNSW
> decision to oppose the proposed ban. Pubs and clubs - clubs
> particularly - already have very much open slather when it comes
> to what is essentially arbitrary and bold faced discrimination.
> They don't need any legislative assistance.
> As G-S implies, legislative support for an arbitrary ban on
> one group is very likely to translate to supporting precedent
> for arbitrary bans on others.
Put me down on that side of this fence. If I find myself in a pub with
people I find offensive (eg. Cam's politicians) I have the choice to leave
or stay. Not the right to have them ejected.
From: diogenes on 18 Jan 2008 19:02
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 07:19:40 +0900, "Theo Bekkers"
>>> ... there are many cops out there who are as bad if not worse
>>> than any OMCG member.
>> Glad that someone else sees the elephant in the room...
Well that's easy, ban anyone wearing police "colours" as well!
Works for me...
Onya bike !!!
From: Theo Bekkers on 18 Jan 2008 19:27
> On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 07:19:40 +0900, "Theo Bekkers"
> <tbekkers(a)bekkers.com.au> wrote:
> Damien wrote:
>>>> ... there are many cops out there who are as bad if not worse
>>>> than any OMCG member.
> Theo wrote:
>>> Glad that someone else sees the elephant in the room...
> Well that's easy, ban anyone wearing police "colours" as well!
> Works for me...
You've totally fugged up the attributions there mate. Must have been that
vomiting into the wind. And apart from that we've already mentioned the Blue
Gang several times.
Watch that wind!
From: Damien on 18 Jan 2008 21:34
> Damien, I hate to have to tell you that this is not the 16/17th
> century. :) We have things like leccertricity now.
With all due respect, Johno...but here's a big WHOOOOSH, just for you. :-)
The particular time period was relevant on in terms of framing when the
events occurred, and otherwise don't really matter too much to the point
That point being that the much decried "Americanisms" were in fact
originated by the ENGLISH themselves. We only see them as American today
because the English decided to instead abandon their own reforms and
adopt "Frenchisms" instead.
The other point of considerable importance is that anyone who declares
in absolute terms that someone is wrong to use "color" instead of
"colour" (or vice versa) is simply demonstrating ignorance of the
processes and history of language evolution. They certainly are by no
means correct themselves, despite the bigotry on which they base their
From: Theo Bekkers on 18 Jan 2008 21:45
> Johno wrote
>> The botom line is we are is in Australia and we shoold use our way of
>> speling werds as they is spleet. So there! :P
> So you are advocating for freedom to wear what you like to a pub, but
> draw the line on freedom in the way words are spelt?
You have to draw the line in the sand somewhere.