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Flame Of The Week – Jenjen from the “Elite” suburb of Nicholls

By johnboy - 17 July 2009 96

It was with a heavy heart that I let through a story by Brianh wanting to “spread the word” of plans by the Canberra Muslim Community (one of many CMCs) to buy a block of land in Nicholls, presumably for the same sorts of purposes as other religious communities buy land for without any great hue and cry.

But, as it’s not just a website for people I agree with, approve it I did, albeit leaving a note, and left it to the Riot readership to go over the issues.

This prompted an amazing comment this morning which I believe is an easy winner of “Flame Of The Week”.

    #130 posted by jenjen
    (Newbie)
    10:09, 17 Jul 2009

    Nicholls shops were built to serve the Nicholls community (rate payers of Nicholls), now we have a greedy government not extending a car park to service rate payers as they would rather gain millions for selling the land to be used. This land should be used to service the rate payers of this Suburb not bring in hordes from other areas who don’t pay our rates. How many rate payers of Nicholls would gain advantage of this so called “place of prayer”???????? Not many????? Get advice and opinions from residents who live near these “place of prayer” in other areas and NSW, they will let you know what goes on. This small land in Nicholls is not practical for the proposal. RATE PAYERS OPINION SHOULD COME FIRST. If this transaction goes ahead say goodbye to our elite suburb and our family we will be out of here.

Letting Muslims build a facility will ruin the “elite” nature of Nicholls huh? Jenjen didn’t like the way her comment was received and posted this followup:

    #138 posted by jenjen
    (Newbie)
    15:38, 17 Jul 2009

    Take a look around it seems we have nothing but CMC rent a crowd writing on this subject. Get your heads out of your buckets you obviously don’t live in the suburb and have no idea.

RiotACT readers are lot of things but being noted shills for the Canberra Muslim Community is not really one of them. Without speaking for anyone else I just hate lynch mobs with a passion, whether it’s a muslim one, or the “elite” residents of Nicholls.

Congratulations JenJen, you receive the prestigious RiotACT Flame Of The Week award.

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Serenace1 6:13 am 04 Aug 09

What a suburb with an enviable post code!! I lived there for a couple of years and gained the most horrible experiences of my life. Truly. It was a weird place to live being so new and ugly, but you would never expect anything tragic to happen. But it did. Postcodes don’t keep you safe so build away!!

Formally of Nicholls/Hardcore hill.

Anna Key 6:19 pm 19 Jul 09

okalee dokalee

Fisho 4:17 pm 19 Jul 09

Anna Key said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Yes, it is meaningful to be proud of your country if you’ve put your life on the line to protect and uphold its values, or dedicated your life to serving your country. That’s not an accident. It’s a deliberate choice. You’ve helped to build and protect your country. You haven’t just been content to drive around it in your ute, drink in it and harbour an overblown sense of entitlement.

But surely you wouldn’t put your life on the line if you weren’t already proud of your country and prepared to uphold its values? I also think it is a bit offensive to suggest you can only have pride in your country if you’ve served in the military etc. I’m very proud to be Australian, but I’m not one of the Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi crowd either (and apologies if I have misunderstood your point).

I think it was an example of what someone could do in service to the country.

Anna Key 9:50 am 19 Jul 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Yes, it is meaningful to be proud of your country if you’ve put your life on the line to protect and uphold its values, or dedicated your life to serving your country. That’s not an accident. It’s a deliberate choice. You’ve helped to build and protect your country. You haven’t just been content to drive around it in your ute, drink in it and harbour an overblown sense of entitlement.

But surely you wouldn’t put your life on the line if you weren’t already proud of your country and prepared to uphold its values? I also think it is a bit offensive to suggest you can only have pride in your country if you’ve served in the military etc. I’m very proud to be Australian, but I’m not one of the Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi crowd either (and apologies if I have misunderstood your point).

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:41 am 19 Jul 09

Ergo it is meaningful to be proud of something that happened by the ‘accident of birth’ if you have, say, served overseas and/or served your country in an official capacity since you left school?

Yes, it is meaningful to be proud of your country if you’ve put your life on the line to protect and uphold its values, or dedicated your life to serving your country. That’s not an accident. It’s a deliberate choice. You’ve helped to build and protect your country. You haven’t just been content to drive around it in your ute, drink in it and harbour an overblown sense of entitlement.

vg 8:33 am 19 Jul 09

Postalgeek said :

Nemo said :

A little off topic, but why is it bad to be patriotic? You can be culturally inclusive and still be proud of your country. There should be more Aussie flags out there.

To quote Samuel Johnson, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.

But who cares what a drunken Australian actor says

Anna Key 8:23 am 19 Jul 09

Postalgeek said :

Nemo said :

A little off topic, but why is it bad to be patriotic? You can be culturally inclusive and still be proud of your country. There should be more Aussie flags out there.

To quote Samuel Johnson, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.

I thought prayer was the last refuge of the scoundral. But then again, I think I might be quoting Lisa Simpson???

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 12:44 am 19 Jul 09

Roadrage77 said :

I’m against the Muslim place of prayer. I’m against anything religious. It’s all propaganda and mind control and that $hit is more dangerous than anything. The proof is in the history books. What’s wrong with thinking for yourself?

How very well thought out…….

Postalgeek 11:16 pm 18 Jul 09

Nemo said :

A little off topic, but why is it bad to be patriotic? You can be culturally inclusive and still be proud of your country. There should be more Aussie flags out there.

To quote Samuel Johnson, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”.

BerraBoy68 9:53 pm 18 Jul 09

Ian said :

I’m hoping it comes with a 100m high minaret, visible from every house in Nicholls.

LOL!

vg 8:14 pm 18 Jul 09

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

A little off topic, but why is it bad to be patriotic?

It’s meaningless to be proud of something that happened to you by accident of birth, rather than your own efforts. It’s like saying you’re proud of the sun because you happen to have been born in its orbit. If you think the country is great, then your patriotism is unfounded if you’ve done nothing to contribute to that greatness beyond being white and draping a flag around your bogan neck one day a year. Those who drive around in utes plastered with the Southern Cross have rarely done anything of value for the country beyond paying GST and excise on rum, and seek to exclude those who actually have made the country great, including entrepreneurs (rich snobs), intellectuals (smart-arse snobs) and industrious immigrants (wog c*nts).

Ergo it is meaningful to be proud of something that happened by the ‘accident of birth’ if you have, say, served overseas and/or served your country in an official capacity since you left school?

What about if you’ve done that AND represented your nation in sport?

Ian 8:03 pm 18 Jul 09

I’m hoping it comes with a 100m high minaret, visible from every house in Nicholls.

BerraBoy68 7:52 pm 18 Jul 09

*derka* – I’ve had too many Chateau d’Cardboards, sorry…

BerraBoy68 7:43 pm 18 Jul 09

Pseudo Nym said :

Derka derka derka Allahu-derka!

You damned Duka-stanies!

Pseudo Nym 7:14 pm 18 Jul 09

Derka derka derka Allahu-derka!

Gungahlin Al 6:40 pm 18 Jul 09

Seems the Canberra Times have got hold of it now. I was interviewed by Jenna Hand today, so assuming Sunday Times article?

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