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    07-22-2019, 05:13 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I’ll never dispute the tragedy of Aboriginal devastation under colonialism, but of course you can present figures and stat’s any way you like to...
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    07-22-2019, 03:14 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    The reference I read in “Cultural survival" said @250,000 in 1788.
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    07-22-2019, 05:55 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    ABSOFRIGGINLUTELY!!!! which is why it’s so bloody annoying to hear everyone talking as if they can solve the incredible multitude of issues and...
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    07-22-2019, 05:10 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    If you ever witnessed, on a horrifically regular basis, Aboriginal women being bashed ferociously with star pickets, river gum branches, rocks,...
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    07-22-2019, 04:48 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Gary, no one is suggesting that Australian Aboriginals “just get over it” as far as I am aware. And I really don’t know about comparing the...
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    07-22-2019, 01:05 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    So there’s the crux of the difficult question - and I don’t believe there is a single root cause but I do believe that laying blame on the...
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    07-22-2019, 12:04 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I essentially agree with most of what you have said there Duncan, but if you are going to quote me please don’t edit my quote to change the intent in...
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    07-21-2019, 10:42 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    And just how any of that helps people like Alice O’Keefe who had her skull stoved in by a staff picket wielded by a drunk Aboriginal male in the Todd...
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    07-21-2019, 04:08 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Jeff, that is the persistent mantra of everyone who disowns the problem because it’s simply too hard for them to think about or to process when they...
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    07-21-2019, 12:52 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    That article might carry a little more weight and validity if it painted the complete picture behind the environment that the judge is operating in...
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    07-21-2019, 12:29 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    ?????
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    07-16-2019, 04:51 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    So I guess I know nothing - as I guess does the majority of Australia. I’m quite happy to be amongst the “rubes” who make up the “quiet Australia”...
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    07-16-2019, 03:08 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    who or what are these “rubes” that you keep referring to Jeff?
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    07-14-2019, 06:59 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    How about starting with something like: “Give me the liberty to know, to utter and to argue freely according to my conscience above all liberties”...
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    07-13-2019, 07:24 PM
    Stick with straight lines if you want easier - 'much easier to carve than curves.
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    07-11-2019, 04:18 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    'You talking about me???:o
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    07-10-2019, 11:39 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    - I’ll have to do a bit of reading tonight. I dredged that name up from some vague memory from a discussion with a B&B owner in Ballindaggan - I’d...
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    07-10-2019, 08:25 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Menapia
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    07-10-2019, 08:23 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    As you rightly say Jeff, it’s a matter of perception and quite honestly I don’t see John trying to sell anything but apparently you and a number of...
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    07-10-2019, 03:17 PM
    Then you’ll LOVE one of these - a portable band saw ( ......the Makita one that I have is not cheap, but performs brilliantly, an absolutely...
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    07-10-2019, 06:45 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    From the manner in which you have regularly commented on this matter Jeff, it seems you’re on a mission as well
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    07-10-2019, 12:22 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    I didn’t take it that he was disclaiming the term as such, more the misnomer of it - it was after all a famine in its own right, albeit that it...
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    07-09-2019, 11:50 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    My understanding of the “potato famine” is a little more complex and sort of reflects a bit of what Gypsie says, but in a nutshell my understanding...
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    07-09-2019, 10:15 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    My understanding is that Wexford was founded by the Vikings - hence the name as you say, but also that it was home port for privateers from Flanders...
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    07-09-2019, 02:20 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    With respect Gypsie, now you’re sounding like a patronising white fella from the city who just wants to see racism where it doesn’t exist so that he...
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    07-09-2019, 12:22 AM
    She looks stunning Gypsie - I am very envious and am imagining Larrikin out there next year.......
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    07-09-2019, 12:05 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Not at all - I definitely think they should be encouraged to not only tell their stories, but to learn and understand their stories and where they...
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    07-08-2019, 11:17 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Likewise Gypsie. Let me ask you - do you feel personally responsible for the treatment of Indig’ Australians during the times of the early settlers?...
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    07-08-2019, 10:23 PM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    How about dispossession from their own land and country? Famine, oppression, poverty, false conviction of crime......no other home to go to.....for...
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    07-08-2019, 06:51 AM
    Larks replied to a thread Oz Politics. in The Bilge
    Both parties are complicit here Jeff - the current government inherited something that’s being going on for 12 years or so, so don’t blame them and...
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