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    Patriotism Banned in Australia

    Organisers of 'The Big Day Out' music festival have released to the national media that no Australian Flags are to permitted at the music festival on Australia day on Jan 26(same as July 4th in the states). Reason for this being organisers are fearful of insulting minority ethnic groups..mainly from middle eastern heritage.. and believe that any patriotism shown may cause tension between those attending.

    How you would feel if you were told that you were not allowed to show any form of patriotism on your county's national day??
    I for one say..if you have a problem with this, there's a QANTAS flight leaving soon..make sure you are on it. Political correctness gone mad.
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    Anyone up for some civil disobedience?

    BTW, do we have any Australian LEOs here?
    (if not, great time to find some)

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    W.t.f.!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    Anyone up for some civil disobedience?

    BTW, do we have any Australian LEOs here?
    (if not, great time to find some)
    That's me..Aussie and proud of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk1 View Post
    That's me..Aussie and proud of it
    This is what I get for not paying attention
    Belated welcome!

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    I agree, bring it anyway. If you can find an outfit made of a flag then even better, wear it and wave a second flag. If they tried to prohibit 'Old Glory then there would be problems in my neck 'o the woods.
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    If they'd get offended at symbols of their own nation, then it's time for them to pack up and leave. It's also time the government find their collective balls and tell the complainers to stick it sideways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    If they'd get offended at symbols of their own nation, then it's time for them to pack up and leave. It's also time the government find their collective balls and tell the complainers to stick it sideways.
    That could be said for a few here.
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    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    That could be said for a few here.
    I know. Think anyone is listening?
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    I would say to hell with them, and I would wave, wear, fly, whatever as many flags as possible. Lock me up and wait for the law suit!!!!

    I had an African here in the mission who complained because I was flying the American Flag from my house. He was politely told to go F**k himself, by me and the UN.
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