So yes it is a hot topic because it was a textbook description of racism: if group A is considered a group because of how people look, it is racism.
Okay, help me work through this. Say I'm a copper working on immigration violations and an informant passes on intel that a bunch of Samoan illegals have gone to ground in the local Samoan community. Not knowing exactly where the illegals are, I instruct my team to go door-to-door in the Samoan community to root them out. Should I go rousting the Chinese and Indians too justto make up the numbers?
it was a textbook description of racism: if group A is considered a group because of how people look, it is racism.
No. Racism is a judgement value based on skin color or race. If A thinks B is inferior based on B's skin color or race, that is racism. If A thinks A is superior to B based on A's skin color or race, that is likewise racism.
Acting on intel that there might be Samoan illegals in the Samoan community is NOT racism because there is no judgement value. In NZ, being Samoan or of Samoan heritage is not in itself a crime (I think).
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Maybe imagining the Japanese police knocking at 4am on the door of every caucasian-looking person in the country, raiding all the pubs in Tokyo and the clubs in Roppongi every night,
If cops were given intel that group A contained or was even sympathetic towards a sizeable group of lawbreakers, it would be negligent of them not to act upon said intel. And, as for the aggression, if those illegals are in the habit of making a run for it like a visa overstayer might, you are going to need the hounds to make chase.
This is only a hot topic because of the race/victim angle being worked.
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Ardern said the notorious "dawn raids" were carried out by police and immigration officials seeking to identify and deport visa overstayers.
Imagine being roused from you beds at daybreak. The horror!
Minister for Pacific Peoples William Sio, who has a Samoan background, said the raids were "racist and discriminatory".
Translation: the illegals in my community deeply resented being subjected to immigration law.
Sio fought back tears as he described his own family's experiences.
"The memories are etched in of my father being helpless... someone knocking at your door in the early hours of the morning with a flashlight in your face, disrespecting the owner of our home," he said.
"An Alsatian dog frothing at the mouth, wanting to come in without any respect for the people who live there. It was quite traumatizing."
Pure melodrama. Or is it supposed to be farce? 3/10
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The question is what the government is trying to do with these plot of lands. That place attract both tourists and locals, so there is definitely something behind the government move to evict these shops.
Whatever it is, we can be sure that it will involve concrete. Lots of concrete.
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Ghosn ate up all the tatemae they served him..
Indeed. Ghosn's colossal ego was his downfall... the Japanese were blowing smoke up his rear all along and he couldn't see it.
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Southgate came out and said that players who refuse to take the knee are not welcome in his squad.
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England is the only team in the whole of the Euros which is getting on their knees... let's hope Croatia keep them there.
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The woman, who feels frustrated every time she sees a media report about the shortage of personnel to administer vaccines, is now looking for a job on the condition that she only works while her child is attending preschool.
Well, okay, you can't administer jabs with your sprog tearing around.
She also wants to work at a clinic rather than a group vaccination site due to fear of being infected by the virus, but so far has been unable to find a job that meets her requirements.
Sounds like a cop-out. You know the type: "Sure, I'll do it if conditions a, b, c... oh and x, y, z are fulfilled." It's like Heracles negotiating with the Oracle at Delphi.
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Good for the players protesting racism and bigotry that is so prevalent in the UK and EU.
And yet millions in the developing world risk their lives daily to enter Europe. Why, if it is so bad?
Truth and ideology never made good bedfellows.
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Japanese company develops no-contact touch panels for hospitals
Gee, that is clever. Now if only someone had invented touchless panels.
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Professional athletes have a unique platform to highlight social injustices and bigotry.
In that case, perhaps they could start by refusing to endorse sponsors who goods are produced in sweat shops, and, for that matter, boycott the Qatari World Cup which is itself built on slave labour.
Nope. They won’t do anything that hits the bottom line. Empty gestures are fine, of course.
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This is a well known fact and it is what killed boxer Tommy Morrison.
There are claims that Morrison faked his blood tests, so I would take this with a very large pinch of salt. He may not even have been taking his meds.
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The entire free world has Taiwans back
The entire free world is being bought up with its own money. By China.
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Silly old coot.
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Reading this article, I am reminded of that timeless Canadian classic movie, Porky’s.
I think I have a way out of this. We, uh, call the police, and we have 'em send over one of their sketch artists. And Miss Suzuki can give a description. We can put up "Wanted" posters all over Kyoto... "Have you seen this tallywhacker? Report immediately to Kyoto police. Do not attempt to apprehend this tallywhacker, as it is armed and dangerous. It was last seen hanging out in Seven Eleven on Shijo-dori.
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Filthbag. Sounds like he is a serial offender too. Lock the creep away.
Maybe it's just desperation? Despite being active as a courier, it would appear that no-one is prepared to take delivery of his package.
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Well, that's one way of clearing the line for the register, that's for sure.
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Smartphone cameras have reached the point where they are good enough for casual photography, and this includes the post-processing software available on the phones. Besides, who wants to lug a heavy camera around with them all the time?
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It’s a little peculiar that you care. Perhaps you would like a dress code?
If you would like your cause to be taken seriously, might suggest not leaving the house looking like the aftermath of a clown's stag party.
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Peculiar, isn't it, that for all talk of diversity, LGBTQI activists all dress in the same gaudy manner - like Tarzan, who, having found Jane's handbag, decides to eat her lipstick. We are told that male and female are "spectrums" and that anything goes and yet the aparrel, costumes, manner and general appearance of LGBTQI activists is about as diverse as the ubiquitous McDonald's arches.
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What must be gulling for grand slam tennis.
Did Naomi attempt to discus this with tournament officials before announcing her intentions on social media?
She does seem to have put professional tennis in her crosshairs, but why?
We are seeing a trend of celebrities who, while nevertheless being at the top of their game, claim victimhood and trash their chosen professions. I think it is a cynical ploy of one-upmanship, and Naomi thinks she should be pro-tennis' rule maker.
I, on the other hand, think Osaka has gotten too big for her breeches.
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Customs officials said the cannabis oil was in two bottles marked hair treatment.
Looking to put a little more grass on the fairway...?
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The girl from Ipanema was “tall and slender”.
Perhaps they should entitle this “The girl who ate the girl from Ipanema.”?
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I assume no, so what? Don´t you have anything in your past that you keep private?
What a way to miss the point. I am sure that if you had sex for money in a past life, your wife would be filing divorce papers any time around about now.
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She's not even the #1 tennis player in the world but I will admit her marketing team is top notch. How else would she attract all these endorsements? It is not as if she is particularly likeable.
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Trump was quite simply by all accounts and measures the absolute worst president in American history.
Worse than Nixon or Carter? I don't think so.
Trump is and was a blowhard, but put his rhetoric and your own blinkers aside, what did he actually do that was so terrible?
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I know a girl who financed her degree at Waseda by working at deli health.
I wonder if hubby knows she worked at the delicatessen?
It is not uncommon for female students to pay their way through college by way of the sex trade. I knew a girl who worked sex chat lines - devout Chrisitan, too, LOL!
Still, one would think that a chance encounter with a lunatic is something of an occupational hazard for sex workers, along with lifestyle diseases.
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