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A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: "What do you think about the Indian mascots?" The Native elder responded,

"Here's what you've got to understand."
"When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see the ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps."
"And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. But when you look at us you don't see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by the rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail...."
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People around here often accuse me of being obsessed with American politics (true) but I still have my finger on the pulse of local 🇦🇺 politics ... here is what I am sick to death of...
1. The flouting of court ordered mandates by @ScottMorrisonMP and @PeterDutton_MP with .....
... regards to #HomeToBiloela family and the flouting of international human rights conventions with respect of #Nauru #manus and the hundreds if not thousands of people being denied adequate safe care;
2. The #corporatewelfare bring provided with #taxcuts state enabled .....
.... #taxevasion writ large by multi national companies that rip off the Australian consumer and input nothing back into our economy;
3. The corruption and taking bribes (aka as political donations by “interest groups” like #Adani #religious organisations the Chinese this list ..
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1/ The Amazon forest is burning up, we’ve all heard about it by now. What can you do about it? A thread in 8 chapters. 🌳🔥👩🏼‍🚒💪🏾
2/ Spread the word, help raise awareness. Just like @GretaThunberg gave all of us & those in power no option but to listen and act, you can now do the same with the Amazon. Inform yourself and share the knowledge:…
@GretaThunberg 3/ There are many organisation you can donate to to help protect animal & tree species living in the Amazon. Consider donating to the @WWF or @RnfrstAlliance , for example. Comment under this tweet for more organizations protecting the Amazon!
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We are here at the @NRCgov Town Hall in San Juan Capistrano.

#SanOnofreNuclear #SanOnofreandBeyond #SamuelLawrenceFoundation
@NRCgov Town Hall on San Onofre Nuclear. All rows are filled.

#SanOnofreandBeyond #SamuelLawrenceFoundation
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Rollercoaster narrative arc of these social media events is changing too fast. A new issue will exist next week but targeting individuals in the #CovingtonCatholic video is part of a societal problem we see with the Internet & doxing a kid doesn’t educate, it polarizes hate. 1/
Instead, target the root of these conflict problems - why not use balanced guidance & unbiased education to move cultures & ideology closer together, not further apart. These kids are mocking #Indigenous traditional voice - that’s a racist thing to do. 2/
Whatever your view, start with the school sending kids to a ProLife march. You can’t argue that sending 100 young men to attend a rally to dictate how women choose to use their body isn’t inflammatory & structured in a patriarchal view of the world. Things are going to occur. 3/
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@NigelBiggar And if you were the only country writing the history of English civilization that would be the case. But you are not and English acts can no longer be differentiated from those of Germany. True, the acts may be done in small concentrated acts, like enslaving Beothuks
@NigelBiggar Scalping bounties, some still in effect in #NovaScotia
@NigelBiggar To germ warfare with Smallpox blankets by Lord Amherst, the first governor general of Canada.
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