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Re: Did you know ...

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2001-04-11 10:29:11 CEST

Branko's post was fine. It was light-hearted and somewhat humorous. He is
also a contributor to SVN, so we can forgive a bit of trespass...

However, his post being "off topic" doesn't jusify your post's existence.
And it is a bit harsh to read while sporting the start of a hangover (oy...
even before going to bed... not a good sign).

While I sympathize with the Aboriginal situation in Australia (only to a
point, tho; humans have destroyed *MANY* other cultures, so calling one out
doesn't make sense), I think there are other, more relevant forums for your

I welcome your participation, and your transition from lurker status :-)


On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 04:06:07PM +1000, Len Lindon wrote:
> Did you also know that genocide is quite legal in Australia?
> Did you also know that there is no document evidencing the consent
> of any Aboriginal Nation to the occupation of their lands and the usurpation
> of their law by "the Crown"?
> Did you observe that the Northern Territory government is extremely racist?
> Did you know that the genocidal war on Aboriginal Peoples has never formally
> concluded?
> Well, that pisses many of us off who live here in this "community of
> thieves"-- and pissed us off so much that we work on this fulltime at our
> own expense with no leave.
> Yes, I know this is an off-topic post but so was Branko's.
> [And you open-source folks seem to be more open to justice discussion than
> the corporate/proprietary types, so you might even be interested in helping
> set up an Indigenous Sovereign root service-- please contact me if you are,
> thanks-- now, back to coding!]
> > From: Branko C�ibej <brane@xbc.nu>
> > Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 02:08:05 +0200
> > To: dev@subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Did you know ...
> >
> > ... that there was so much rainfall in central Australia this year that
> > a lot of the roads out in the desert are impassable due to flooding, and
> > the average humidity is around 70%, instead of 40%? Well, that pissed me
> > off so much that I decided to come home as soon as my leave ran out.

Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:28 2006

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