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anakie Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 04:44 PM
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19. you are absolutely correct with this
and not as a justification or to get into a slanging match with you, it is hard to stomach criticism from the USA as the historical treatment of Native Americans is not especially first class either.

As a historian I am sure you know this.

Re the taking the children away, they are known as the Stolen Generation. They have been seeking an apology from the government for many years. Howard and his conservatives dismissed this out of hand. However the new Rudd Government went to the elections with a platform of apologising. I hope he does it as it will go somewhat towards a proper reconciallition. You may be surprised how many Australians want this to happen. Have a look at the site below.

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  -Rape case ruling shocks Australia muriel_volestrangler  Dec-10-07 12:05 PM   #0 
  - That judge needs an ass-whipping.  acmavm   Dec-10-07 12:07 PM   #1 
  - I personally volunteer.  roguevalley   Dec-10-07 02:00 PM   #11 
     - Perhaps we should organize a rota.  TheWraith   Dec-10-07 04:48 PM   #21 
  - How can anyone at the age of 10 consent to anything?  ayeshahaqqiqa   Dec-10-07 12:08 PM   #2 
  - I don't know jack about the law in Oz either,  Beerboy   Dec-10-07 12:15 PM   #3 
  - there is indications that they have been in Oz for 50K years.  roguevalley   Dec-10-07 02:02 PM   #12 
  - By mitigating you mean she is black and they are white??  Toots   Dec-11-07 04:06 PM   #40 
     - The men involved appear to be aboriginal.  lizzy   Dec-11-07 06:16 PM   #45 
  - Looks like pure racism to me  Warpy   Dec-10-07 01:13 PM   #6 
  - it is  anakie   Dec-10-07 03:50 PM   #15 
     - In certain countries, the girl would have been given 90 lashes  ohio2007   Dec-10-07 04:48 PM   #20 
  - Oh, Down Under has a horrible history when it comes to  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-07 04:13 PM   #17 
  - you are absolutely correct with this  anakie   Dec-10-07 04:44 PM   #19 
  - I am very glad to see that the apology movement  liberalhistorian   Dec-10-07 05:25 PM   #23 
     - Oddly enough  anakie   Dec-10-07 07:27 PM   #24 
  - Well, this case seems to be the opposite of this.  lizzy   Dec-10-07 07:44 PM   #27 
  - Oh, Down Under has a horrible history when it comes to  gubbi   Dec-14-07 11:59 PM   #51 
  - It looks as though the sentence will be appealed  depakid   Dec-10-07 04:43 PM   #18 
  - In most countries that is Age 16.  happyslug   Dec-10-07 08:51 PM   #31 
  - disgusting beyond words  rollin74   Dec-10-07 12:46 PM   #4 
  - It's kind of tough to blame it all on the judge, considering the  lizzy   Dec-11-07 12:57 AM   #36 
  - Ah, here it is...  kimmylavin   Dec-10-07 01:01 PM   #5 
  - Oz is becoming just like America.  avrdream   Dec-10-07 01:37 PM   #8 
  - WTF? I was prepared to be angry at white people, (as if I didn't already have enough reasons)  IronLionZion   Dec-11-07 01:46 PM   #39 
  - When did ...  Gonnuts   Dec-10-07 01:34 PM   #7 
  - Sure, blame the victim  Hydra   Dec-10-07 01:44 PM   #9 
  - That's fucked up...stating the obvious, I know  Solly Mack   Dec-10-07 01:58 PM   #10 
  - This judge should be kicked off the bench, permanently.  Jesuswasntafascist   Dec-10-07 02:03 PM   #13 
  - And a female judge at that.  edbermac   Dec-10-07 02:03 PM   #14 
  - story gets worse, she was raped before when she was 7  NYCALIZ   Dec-10-07 04:03 PM   #16 
  - Seriously... what the fuck?  TheWraith   Dec-10-07 04:57 PM   #22 
  - horrifying -- and enraging. nt  xchrom   Dec-10-07 07:30 PM   #25 
  - hmm  screennaame   Dec-10-07 07:39 PM   #26 
  - here  anakie   Dec-10-07 07:46 PM   #28 
  - thanks  screennaame   Dec-10-07 08:16 PM   #29 
  - Consent isn't the issue. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-12-07 06:12 PM   #50 
  - In future, judges should be a robot powered by a powerful court case  ckramer   Dec-10-07 08:43 PM   #30 
  - This is the "Christian woman" judge like her Am. counterports.  Acadia Blue   Dec-10-07 08:53 PM   #32 
  - If she honestly believed the girl "probably agreed"  jmm   Dec-10-07 08:59 PM   #33 
  - Legally this child couldn't have agreed to have sex because  lizzy   Dec-10-07 11:24 PM   #34 
  - Until recently, there has been a "politically correct" practice  Matilda   Dec-11-07 12:33 AM   #35 
  - I think it was only in the Northern Territory that courts were taking into  oscarmitre   Dec-11-07 06:53 AM   #37 
  - It's time for me to cry now. nt  BlueIris   Dec-11-07 10:08 AM   #38 
  - If this judge  Seabiscuit   Dec-11-07 04:16 PM   #41 
  - In truthfulness, considering what happens to girls/women daily  superconnected   Dec-11-07 04:45 PM   #42 
  - I think the shock lies in the casual attitude of the Crown Prosecutor.  Matilda   Dec-11-07 05:59 PM   #43 
     - I think it would be very rare for the judge to give more time  lizzy   Dec-11-07 06:13 PM   #44 
        - Yes, that's why the prosecutor is copping the flak.  Matilda   Dec-11-07 11:57 PM   #46 
  - UPDATE: Prosecutor suspended in Australian rape furore: official  maddezmom   Dec-12-07 04:51 AM   #47 
  - excellent news  rollin74   Dec-12-07 04:01 PM   #49 
  - Probation for raping a 10-year-old????  LeftishBrit   Dec-12-07 03:30 PM   #48 

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