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Old Feb 11th 2021, 4:16 pm
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Australia's unofficial anthem, courtesy of the America's Cup win. I remember the then Prime Minister Bob Hawke giving the whole country the day off, and saying that any boss who fired an employee for not turning up was a bum
I did not know that !
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I did not know that !
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Old Feb 11th 2021, 4:25 pm
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It is rather. I also didn't get the joke about nation lock.
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It is rather. I also didn't get the joke about nation lock.
Nor did I, I Googled Combi nation lock and then the penny dropped
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Nor did I, I Googled Combi nation lock and then the penny dropped
A ha ! } best Alan Partridge voice ...
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A ha ! } best Alan Partridge voice ...
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I did not know that !
It apparently took over when Australians were told they weren't allowed to tie kangaroos down anymore....

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It is rather. I also didn't get the joke about nation lock.
Too subtle?

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Nor did I, I Googled Combi nation lock and then the penny dropped
That'll do it....
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Old Feb 11th 2021, 5:32 pm
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Australia's unofficial anthem, courtesy of the America's Cup win.
Hey, I remember that. The rest of the world celebrated as if we were all Aussies.
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It apparently took over when Australians were told they weren't allowed to tie kangaroos down anymore....

I don't live too far from where Harris was born, the community hall named after him was changed too

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Hey, I remember that. The rest of the world celebrated as if we were all Aussies.
I think we were as much surprised as delighted! I was a crew member on one of the Aussie team's practice yachts for a regatta here, best day ever.
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Nor did I, I Googled Combi nation lock and then the penny dropped

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Old Mar 20th 2021, 10:48 pm
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Interesting comment on Bill Maher last night: re-segregation ! Apparently certain woke college students are into racially segregating themselves. What would MLK think.
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Old Mar 22nd 2021, 12:40 am
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Columbia University offers segregated graduation.
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Old Mar 22nd 2021, 12:44 pm
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Columbia University offers segregated graduation.
Isn't that bizarre and retrograde. I hope such ideas don't get exported to the UK, though with the connected world, who knows.
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Columbia University offers segregated graduation.
Once you read past the usual Fox News clickbait headline, it appears quite factual.. Both the article and Twitter thread are woth reading in full.

Columbia University hosting 6 separate graduation ceremonies based on income level, race, ethnicities

Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify.

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Isn't that bizarre and retrograde. I hope such ideas don't get exported to the UK, though with the connected world, who knows.
I think the way it's been deliberately spun was intended to lead you in that direction. If you actually read what the University wrote, I'd suggest it can be a good thing.

This is also worth a read. It's aimed at Wikipedia by some of it's own contributors, but is definitely applicable to social media and forums such as BE.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipe...il_POV_pushing

And this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealioning
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Old Mar 22nd 2021, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
Once you read past the usual Fox News clickbait headline, it appears quite factual.. Both the article and Twitter thread are woth reading in full.

Columbia University hosting 6 separate graduation ceremonies based on income level, race, ethnicities

https://twitter.com/Columbia/status/1371855332088156162
It sounds divisive to me, and that's because it is divisive. The more we put people into different camps, communities, races, the more troubles we will encounter in the future. We're engineering a new caste system. It's unfortunate that the woke crowd are blind to the societal discord they are sowing. We should be promoting humanity over community.
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