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Hawkey is Aboriginal?

Post by Married Expat » Sun, 04 Sep 2005 8:58 pm

Eric,

I don't think any of the people you mention would ever claim to be indigenous Australians.

And personally the only one I'm really ashamed of is Brogden - I mean what kind of soft c**k gets drunk on 6 beers in 3 hours? Seriously though, that rascist comment was way out of order. Politically, he got what he deserved. Loser couldn't even kill himself properly so I'm glad he got exposed before he got his hands on the NSW economy.

Something the local government mouthpieces here might consider is that allowing a free press to expose these incidents can make a difference. And it does make politics a little more human and interesting.
Eric from the Netherlands wrote:k1w1,

we all know know how well mannered and civilised the self proclaimed indigenous Australians are themselves....

Eric

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Re: tattoo

Post by Guest » Mon, 05 Sep 2005 8:34 am

tiki wrote:
sydgirl wrote:My goodness Tiki if I had of seen you I might of thought I was in Bondi.
..nxt time whilst waiting for the lift with them folks,I might just do a little 'haka.'That wud surely give me plenty of solo elevator rides heh!
Where exactly does it say doing a haka in the faces of elderly women? It was a tongue-in-cheek comment. My point about you being Australian is that all too often we hear these ridiculous comments from our nearest neighbour and it is really, really dull. Perhaps we could have a line about Kiwi's stealing your jobs, all moving over there to live on the dole... (snore).

It is really baffling that even here in Singapore, I have encountered Australians (I will put in a disclaimer here that not all of them are like this) and they just can't help themselves and will have a dig about something New Zealand. Just like your original post. That was how I picked your nationality: not many other nations have such unbelievable arrogance and racism, and are so quick to jump on their soap-box where New Zealand is concerned.

And yet when it is pointed in your own direction, it just isn't quite so funny, is it? Did you hear the "whoosh"? That was the irony in Eric's post going WAY over your head.

My bet is that you have never even been to New Zealand, let alone contain any knowledge at ALL about our tangata whenua (indigenous people). Just admit it: you were out of line, and I have called you on it.

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Post by k1w1 » Mon, 05 Sep 2005 8:35 am

the last post was from me.

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Post by Sandpiper » Mon, 05 Sep 2005 9:41 pm

Married Expat, I am sure any Australian reading this thread would agree with me that you are a disgrace...nasty, rascist, quick to judge and with no sense of humour. You should be embarrassed about taking k1w1's joke about doing the haka seriously.....let alone the rest of your comments.

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Post by gumTree » Tue, 06 Sep 2005 8:51 am

...I think someone fell off the turnip truck.

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Post by Wham » Tue, 06 Sep 2005 10:18 am

I know i am opening a can of worms by saying this, but one day i was sitting by the pool with a very good Australian friend that got divorced about 6 years ago. And we were discussing the little click of unsociable Australian wives that would hang around the pool and not integrate with any of the other nationalities and in particular seemed to avoid Asians - and I commented on how unpleasant and humorless these ladies seemed compared to most of the friendly and gregarious Australians that i had met in my life- and my friend looks at me and smiles and says "Yea mate - know what you mean - i USED TO BE MARRIED to one of those!!!"

MARRIED EXPAT - you would fit right in with those ladies at the pool. LIGHTEN UP!

...and by the way - my friend married a beautiful intelligent and well educated lady from Thailand and lived happily ever after.

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It's ok, you're only a kiwi

Post by Married Expat » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 2:02 pm

My, my...didn't realise I'd touched quite a sensitive nerve there. Haha, wish I'd the time to log onto this forum earlier.
k1w1 wrote:Where exactly does it say doing a haka in the faces of elderly women? It was a tongue-in-cheek comment.
Kiwi, if you would take some time out from sucking him off, you'd actually read that your boyfriend Tiki did write this (see below):
tiki wrote:I'm Maori so I have a couple of 'Maori Tattoos' on me and I get a kick everytime I'm taking the lift and some ( usually elderly ) people especially women would pretend to wait for the next one and not share the ride with me...I'd laff my arse off in the lift!
So why is it acceptable for some people to make tongue-in-cheek comments about certain social situations but somehow not for others to make similar tongue-in-cheek comments about the over-representation of certain sections of the NZ population in unemployment, alcoholism and domestic violence? Hmm, perhaps you regret jumping the gun too quickly on this.
k1w1 wrote:And yet when it is pointed in your own direction, it just isn't quite so funny, is it?
On the contrary, I do value outsiders observations of Australian society, especially if they're particularly poignant and humourous. I thought I conveyed the same in my post to Eric's when I cracked a joke about Brogden being a soft-c**k. But perhaps, again...this is a case of you not reading it thoroughly enough.
k1w1 wrote:My bet is that you have never even been to New Zealand, let alone contain any knowledge at ALL about our tangata whenua (indigenous people).
Afraid you're wrong there. Not that it makes me any more or less qualified to say what I said but I spent most of the Eighties working in NZ...back when Winston Peters was Piggy Muldoon's personal bum-boy, when Howick seemed like more a suburb of Auckland than Hong Kong and when the All Blacks actually peaked during World Cup years instead of right smack dab between them.

You sound very proud of the fact that you can quote some Maori words. Perhaps if I recited the lyrics to Pokarekare Ana or roll out a Marae welcome speech, you'd be suitably impressed with me? Hare mai, hare mai, hare mai...hare mai ke tene kora etc etc etc (excuse the spelling/grammer but it's been a while).

Just admit it k1w1: you got hurt, jumped on your high horse too quickly without actually reading what people had written and I've called you on it. It's ok, the first step towards recovery is to admit you have a problem. :-) :D

As a peace offering let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the lovely little country of yours. I do this to put you in a better mood (knowing as I do, how much you crave recognition from your "big brothers" across The Ditch). Well done. :)

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Post by Married Expat » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 2:13 pm

Sandpiper, that's a bit presumptious of you to say. But I will recant if you can get me ten genuine Aussies to acknowledge agreement. :D
Sandpiper wrote:Married Expat, I am sure any Australian reading this thread would agree with me that you are a disgrace.

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Post by k1w1 » Sat, 10 Sep 2005 9:31 pm

Kiwi, if you would take some time out from sucking him off, you'd actually read that your boyfriend Tiki did write this
Married Expat, you are a juvenile. It shows a real lack of intellect on your part.
I do value outsiders observations of Australian society, especially if they're particularly poignant and humourous. I thought I conveyed the same in my post to Eric's when I cracked a joke about Brogden being a soft-c**k. But perhaps, again...this is a case of you not reading it thoroughly enough.


I read just fine. I hardly think saying that someone can't handle their booze is on par with the outragous problems your country has had with acknowledging the rights of Aboriginal people or the fact that THEY WERE THERE FIRST. That was Eric's point, not that your politicians are cop-outs at the pub.
You sound very proud of the fact that you can quote some Maori words. Perhaps if I recited the lyrics to Pokarekare Ana or roll out a Marae welcome speech, you'd be suitably impressed with me? Hare mai, hare mai, hare mai...hare mai ke tene kora etc etc etc (excuse the spelling/grammer but it's been a while).
Yes, I would be impressed. Mostly though because you may have actually remembered something you probably saw on a TV advertisement 10 years ago. Any fool could pick a few words up by going on a tour through New Zealand for two weeks. I do not just "quote some Maori words". I learnt to speak Maori while going through school. It's called respecting traditions and embracing culture. Just out of interest, how many words can you speak in an Aboriginal langauge?
Just admit it k1w1: you got hurt, jumped on your high horse too quickly without actually reading what people had written and I've called you on it
I read all two lines of your first load of shit. Then I read your next pile of crap. And I don't change my statements and I definately don't think I spoke too soon. You were out of line. Living in New Zealand your whole life wouldn't give you the right to make comments like you did.
As a peace offering let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the lovely little country of yours. I do this to put you in a better mood (knowing as I do, how much you crave recognition from your "big brothers" across The Ditch). Well done. :)
I do not seek your recognition and your snide little digs about being a brother were not necessary. What I find most shocking is that someone like yourself who has clearly lived in other countries still has such a narrow-minded and bigoted attitude. Let me just sum up by saying that the short time I spent in your "lovely big pile of sand" was horrible, because of people like you. Keep it up, it reminds me exactly why I should never go back.

I know you will need the last word, so go ahead and take it...I am confident that most people still reading this see you for a racist and arrogant fool (even your fellow Aussies - like I said there are some good ones, just ones like you overshadow them). I can't be bothered with the likes of you any more. Have a nice weekend. :wave:

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