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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: General Discussions
Last post by Thryleon -
I know about the background and stereotypes behind the Jewish community, what I dont understand is how a comment about being wealthy can be offensive. Its fact that Jewish people are generally wealthy because they are smart, hard working people. Its fact that the Jewish community stick together and help one another unlike what I have seen and experienced with many other communities which I won't mention specifically. I simply put these two facts I mentioned together and come up with the reason for Johhny's comment. Nothing malicious, nothing racist, merely pointing out that if the Jewish community get behind Sheezel and the Kangas, they could provide some serious input both from a business networking perspective and financially. My first impressions were that of a long bow being drawn. Perhaps nowadays, any mention or association of a community/people and a trait (for the want of a better term) is now stereotypical and hence offensive.

Stereotypes are out unless you are stereotyping WASPS.

Then they are fair game for anyone.

Even if they dont truly belong to that group.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: General Discussions
Last post by Gointocarlton -
It ties into stereotypes of Jews being greedy, that they are desperate to make money by any means necessary, that they are penny pinching tight ar$e$, that they control the world's financial systems etc. It's an old stenotype, dating back to the middle ages, when Jews sometimes had restrictions on their economic activity and sometimes were forbidden from owning land. At times the only option they had for earning a living was through high interest loans and the like, something Christians were forbidden from doing. There's more to it, but that'll do for now.

I'm guessing that fellow's comment wasn't meant maliciously, but it's a poor comment regardless and I think Jews would find it offensive.
I know about the background and stereotypes behind the Jewish community, what I dont understand is how a comment about being wealthy can be offensive. Its fact that Jewish people are generally wealthy because they are smart, hard working people. Its fact that the Jewish community stick together and help one another unlike what I have seen and experienced with many other communities which I won't mention specifically. I simply put these two facts I mentioned together and come up with the reason for Johhny's comment. Nothing malicious, nothing racist, merely pointing out that if the Jewish community get behind Sheezel and the Kangas, they could provide some serious input both from a business networking perspective and financially. My first impressions were that of a long bow being drawn. Perhaps nowadays, any mention or association of a community/people and a trait (for the want of a better term) is now stereotypical and hence offensive.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: General Discussions
Last post by PaulP -
People are up in arms over SEN hosts Timmy and Garry Lyon not calling out comments Johnny from Epping made on SEN on their show about Jewish recruit Sheezel. He made a comment about Jewish people having lots of money and with their backing, perhaps North no longer need the Tassie deal for money. They are calling this anti semitic, is this PC gone stark raving mad or am I out of touch and uneducated on this stuff?

It ties into stereotypes of Jews being greedy, that they are desperate to make money by any means necessary, that they are penny pinching tight ar$e$, that they control the world's financial systems etc. It's an old stenotype, dating back to the middle ages, when Jews sometimes had restrictions on their economic activity and sometimes were forbidden from owning land. At times the only option they had for earning a living was through high interest loans and the like, something Christians were forbidden from doing. There's more to it, but that'll do for now.

I'm guessing that fellow's comment wasn't meant maliciously, but it's a poor comment regardless and I think Jews would find it offensive.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: General Discussions
Last post by Gointocarlton -
People are up in arms over SEN hosts Timmy and Garry Lyon not calling out comments Johnny from Epping made on SEN on their show about Jewish recruit Sheezel. He made a comment about Jewish people having lots of money and with their backing, perhaps North no longer need the Tassie deal for money. They are calling this anti semitic, is this PC gone stark raving mad or am I out of touch and uneducated on this stuff?
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Russian Ukraine War
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
If you take a moment to stop and truly imagine about what life would like being fed lies, its almost unbelievable and yet...

Its 2022 and to think that some of the largest nations on the planet live in the "dark".
The young dont believe the propaganda and dont want to fight especially on foreign soil but when you can convince the rest that its Russia under threat and invasion is imminent you can draw on National Pride to bring the nation together and thats what Putin would love to do. He would love to taunt Ukrainian or Nato troops to enter Russian borders to justify his actions and call on his people to defend their country and be the new Stalin and a war hero.
Hopefully the West can dampen Zelensky"s urge for revenge and let Putin perish as a failed aggressor...
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Russian Ukraine War
Last post by LP -
The problem is in war you very rarely get the truth from either side, be it our own or the opposition!

If our man Elon Musk had the balls, he could open up something like Starlink making it impossible for anyone like Putin to control the web, but it's a closed system requiring Starlink hardware and encryption. That highlights another problem, it may be that "our side" do not want something like the Starlink genie out of the bottle either! ;)

For example I understand China has already threatened to jam / destroy his satellites if they transmit in Zhongguo, and also place trading constraints in place affecting Tesla.

The very thing that the public perceive as giving ultimate freedom, extreme wealth, is actually making Musk a prisoner to various regimes. You can bet Putin is up to his eyeballs in some of this, and also leveraging influence over the likes of Murdoch and others with influence and power.

In the meantime, Australia keeps on selling off infrastructure and large scale rights to China, Singapore(China), Hancock (USA and China!), Saudi Arabia, etc., etc..
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Russian Ukraine War
Last post by Gointocarlton -
People we know from Krasnodar have left and gone on a long holiday to Turkey.....they are conscripting men outside the ages specified and with no military training. The news theme is Ukraine attacking Russia supported by their Western Nato Allies and the population are fed that dribble and a lot are oblivious to the truth and believe the propaganda.
If you take a moment to stop and truly imagine about what life would like being fed lies, its almost unbelievable and yet...

Its 2022 and to think that some of the largest nations on the planet live in the "dark".
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Russian Ukraine War
Last post by cookie2 -
People we know from Krasnodar have left and gone on a long holiday to Turkey.....they are conscripting men outside the ages specified and with no military training. The news theme is Ukraine attacking Russia supported by their Western Nato Allies and the population are fed that dribble and a lot are oblivious to the truth and believe the propaganda.

Yep, from what I've heard the Ukrainian military casualties are horrendous. Unfortunately no let up yet in sight - tragic.
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Blah-Blah Bar / Re: Russian Ukraine War
Last post by ElwoodBlues1 -
Some people I know are taking the threat very seriously and have actually stocked up on Iodine tablets. Amazing! Well to me it is.
People we know from Krasnodar have left and gone on a long holiday to Turkey.....they are conscripting men outside the ages specified and with no military training. The news theme is Ukraine attacking Russia supported by their Western Nato Allies and the population are fed that dribble and a lot are oblivious to the truth and believe the propaganda.
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Ladies Lounge / Re: Past players in the news
Last post by LP -
It’s only a very brief report in the Age online but the phrase “former Carlton AFLW player” doesn’t appear  :)
But they are aware of it now!  :D

When Jess played with the "Kill Bitches" stuff, maybe she meant herself on a Jetski?

btw., jokes aside, I was talking to person yesterday about just how pegged down the big news sites have readers. They published context sensitive news, a bit like Facebook. If they have you pegged as a Carlton supporter the article will format as "Carlton .......... ", if you are pegged as Nthmond it will be "Nthmond ............ ". If you are neither they do what is called A / B testing, and randomly select one variant or the other to work out which one rates higher.

It all works off trackers, cookies, big databases, etc., etc. You can sometimes expose websites and organisations using this tactic by browsing anonymously and you might find you get a different feed.

So the bubbles that the likes of Trump Nuffies live in really do exist! :o