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    Christian church, Jewish Synagogue and Islamic temple all in one building.

    Well, we are all People of the Book and all acknowledge one Creator God. Beyond that there are many distinguishing differences of tradition and interpretations of the nature of God. One problem would be architecture and interior decoration. Another would be music. I think the idea of three...
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    The Police Knee On The Neck Is Allowed!!

    I'm making an assumption here but it is very likely that Permangelder has experienced racism from two directions. In the first place from white Australians for claiming to be Indigenous but having a fair complexion and secondly from other indigenous Australians for not being black enough. If...
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    British and Australian Detective Series

    The latest Australian detective series is Mystery Road. It is set in northern Western Australia and the scenery/photography is amazing, especially the aerial views. The main character is an Indigenous detective. Quite a few indigenous actors too. You can find it here -...
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    Remove/Delete online accounts!

    I've snagged it too. Thanks.
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    How privileged do you think you are?

    The third rule could be don't give up searching for a solution even before you begin to look for one. Let me propose an analogy. In every class of ungraded students I have found some that are gifted in every way - bright kids from middle class families with financial and social resources that...
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    The Police Knee On The Neck Is Allowed!!

    This technique might not cut off air from the lungs but it can cut off blood to the brain. Hardly a non lethal option if applied for more that a couple of minutes.
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    How privileged do you think you are?

    I don't feel at all guilty about my relative privilege as a white child growing up in Australia. What I feel is gratitude, and gratitude prompts me to make effort to ensure all children are offered the same opportunities. Where appropriate, I speak up for the disadvantaged regardless of colour...
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    How privileged do you think you are?

    Second rule of problem solving. The first is to admit that there is a problem that needs to be solved.
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    How privileged do you think you are?

    I suspect I was born a decade or two before you but I too had a lucky start in life. I was born in the middle of WW II, after the fall of Singapore. My dad served in New Guinea and came back alive. Two of his brothers never came back at all. Growing up in post war Australia I was the recipient...
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    Any fans of "The Last Kingdom" on Netflix?

    I have watched all that is currently available. My interest was piqued because of a family connection to Dorset in the time of Alfred the Great but I knew sod all about those times. The first series highlighted the interplay between the Saxons and the Danes and the rivalries of the different...
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    Why Does Light Travel So Fast?

    I was going to say "to get to the other side of the road" but how about light travels so fast because unlike sound, it does not require a physical medium for transmission. It can pass easily through the vacuum of space. It slows down when it enters earth's atmosphere and this is what causes...
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    Pentecost Sunday

    Captain Cook named a string of islands off the coast of north Queensland The Whit Sunday Islands and the inner passage between the coast and the Great Barrier Reef the Whit Sunday Passage because he arrived there on Whit Sunday in 1770. Sounds a lot better than the Pentecostals and the...
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    Pentecost Sunday

    Also known as Whit Sunday, this day celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem. Pentecost coincides with the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot which is one of the three biblically based pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is associated with...
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    Riots and Looting

    The answer to that question is in the hands of the American people. First step is to actually want a fairer society. Where there is the will, a way can be found.
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    Riots and Looting

    Would anything ever change without loudly visible protests after incidents like this? As for rioting - do well off middle class people join in riots, or is it always people who are marginalised and disadvantaged? If the latter is the truth, perhaps the remedy is to build a more equitable...
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