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Double Disadvantage

Sad_Mushroom 14 March 2009 74

I see lots of Gubby agencies advertise jobs,,and state they employ a diversity of people….(including race, age and disabled) BUT when did you last come upfront with a disabled person????????

The Gubby offers extra money ect apparently for businesses to hire disabled people,,but where is that??

If you ring the Tax office you get some  person (asian) who has no idea,,,but they are approved to answer phones……why not a disabled Aussie??? who has some idea????

There is a disabled person here who has done many courses and even been to ANU and ran for Gubby……she is ignored because she is in a wheel chair,,,,WHY?? When her brain functions better than most!!!!

The time for disabled is coming,,,,,get ready for it…


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astrojax astrojax 6:58 pm 20 Mar 09

no jim, water’s a drag. beer is much better… you’re just being beerist.

yes, facile, innit. dunno why ya bother, but goodness upon you for giving it a go. 😉

jakez jakez 4:46 pm 20 Mar 09

PsydFX said :

aa said :

aren’t anti-racists groups racist? Aren’t feminist sexist?

How are anti-racist groups racist? To the best of my knowledge Racists don’t have their own race.

I do agree with Feminists being sexist though.

You know if all the racists got together and made their own racist country called racistia, according to the UN it would then actually be racist to be anti racist.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 4:33 pm 20 Mar 09

jakez said :

aren’t anti-racists groups racist? Aren’t feminist sexist?

As far as insightful statements, that’s about on par with: “What is a drug anyway? Water’s a drug.”

PsydFX PsydFX 4:31 pm 20 Mar 09

aa said :

aren’t anti-racists groups racist? Aren’t feminist sexist?

How are anti-racist groups racist? To the best of my knowledge Racists don’t have their own race.

I do agree with Feminists being sexist though.

jakez jakez 4:26 pm 20 Mar 09

aa said :

aren’t anti-racists groups racist? Aren’t feminist sexist?

No, because even the United Nation’s extremely ridiculous definition isn’t wide enough to include all discrimination.

As for feminists, well I’d say that liberal feminists aren’t but radical feminists are. I don’t think the radical feminists would agree with me though.

aa aa 4:21 pm 20 Mar 09

aren’t anti-racists groups racist? Aren’t feminist sexist?

As for the disabled people not finding jobs, as a business owner (and i think public service thinks the same), you hire who ever is going to perform the job best. Now sometime there are jobs out there that disabled people can’t perform, other times there’s jobs they can’t do as well, while other times they might do a better job. Being disabled does impact on you if you’re looking for work, but also look at it from the business or government’s point of view that the best person got the job. How would you like it if you went for a job interview and they gave it to a person that you know you’re better qualified than but they gave it to them just for the fact that they are a specific race or sex or because you are disabled. A male friend of mine applied for a job in the public service (Office for Women) and got declined because he was a male. How is that fair?

imhotep imhotep 5:47 pm 17 Mar 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Here’s a questions for the group – does disliking a trait or characteristic displayed by a racial group qualify you as a racist?

(WMC)”Could you give an example?”

Yes WMC, I think I can help. Some people, not necessarily of any particular culture -just some people- have an unhealthy interest in detecting (perceived) errors in other people’s point of view.

Once detected, instead of a reasoned argument, they will immediately call them a variety of epithets, usually along the lines of ‘racist, moron, idiot’. Things like that.

I find such people tiresome. Am I a bigot?

johnboy johnboy 5:46 pm 17 Mar 09

Pretty sure we’ve wandered offtopic here people.

Time to move on.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 5:07 pm 17 Mar 09

Here’s a questions for the group – does disliking a trait or characteristic displayed by a racial group qualify you as a racist?

Could you give an example?

dexi dexi 4:49 pm 17 Mar 09

Can you repeat that PB.

peterh peterh 4:45 pm 17 Mar 09

Pommy bastard said :

miz said :

Some accents are incredibly difficult to understand.

Only other people have accents, I speak perfectly.

funny, that. you being english and all…

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:06 pm 17 Mar 09

miz said :

Some accents are incredibly difficult to understand.

Only other people have accents, I speak perfectly.

jakez jakez 4:01 pm 17 Mar 09

dexi said :

AngeryHenry. Your simple, consice, to the point answer must reflect your, verticaly challenged, bawlding, gruff nature of mild intelectual ability.

Or that your actualy way smarter than me with a better grasp of reality.

Did I call you fat.

Yeah, drugs are good.

miz miz 3:42 pm 17 Mar 09

Some accents are incredibly difficult to understand. I find Indian accents, for example, very very difficult. I think there is a legitimate case for not putting people with strong communication difficulties, such as a heavy accent, on a phone switch or in jobs where communication is vital (eg in the hospital casualty department) until they have some verbal communication training. It’s not racist, just common sense.

I went to a coronial inquest where one of the witnesses, a Doctor who had a very strong Chinese or Vietnamese accent and spoke at 100 miles and hour, gave his testimony by teleconference. I did not understand One Word (and felt very sorry for the person who was going to have to do the transcript).

AngryHenry AngryHenry 2:50 pm 17 Mar 09

dexi said :

AngeryHenry. Your simple, consice, to the point answer must reflect your, verticaly challenged, bawlding, gruff nature of mild intelectual ability.

Or that your actualy way smarter than me with a better grasp of reality.

Did I call you fat.

Your words make my head hurt. I’m not sure what you called me?

But I’ll settle for your second answer, if you’re going to be all pooey about it.

peterh peterh 1:47 pm 17 Mar 09

Holden Caulfield said :

BEST. THREAD. EVA.

who is eva?

dexi dexi 1:00 pm 17 Mar 09

AngeryHenry. Your simple, consice, to the point answer must reflect your, verticaly challenged, bawlding, gruff nature of mild intelectual ability.

Or that your actualy way smarter than me with a better grasp of reality.

Did I call you fat.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 12:30 pm 17 Mar 09

No offence but I liked my explanation better dexi.

dexi dexi 12:22 pm 17 Mar 09

VYbelina does disliking a trait or characteristic displayed by a racial group qualify you as a racist?

Maybe when you focus on a trait that are common in all people. Maybe if you subscribe to the notion that race defines what capacities and traits an individual may express. Maybe if you put forward a derogratory idea about a race. Maybe if what you have said is insulting to a culture. Maybe if you have just generalised with a pack of half truths and lies about another culture or race.

Then maybe you are a racist spreading racist ideas that put your own culture above another. You may dislike somethings, but that does not mean you get to put others down.

Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism
Racism, by its simplest definition is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.[

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:17 pm 17 Mar 09

BEST. THREAD. EVA.

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