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I have lapsed recently, but for about 8 months up to about a month ago I lived an abstemious life almost totally off the booze and the cigarettes.
A couple of months ago, I was walking out of the opera house talking to a friend after a concert. I was stopped not once but twice by the bouncers of the “Opera” bar. I could in fact just have been walking home past the bar (because it is an outdoor spot with a right of passage through it to the carpark, the bouncers seem to enlarge their jurisdiction to extend to this) but in fact I was planning to meet a friend from interstate who was waiting for me there.
Was it my gait? Was it my garb? Was it my age? Both, and the second more than the first, asked me those questions about what I had had to drink. These are questions which I am not asked often, and certainly not when I haven’t had a drink for some months.
In the end they let me in. I suppose I could have called my friend...
Want to know why?
Because no one wants to start it.... because..... they could be seen as racist.
Basically - we're all walking / blogging on eggshells. Well I am going to put my thoughts out there and let's see how much hate mail I get :) (PS I love hate mail/comments - keep that in mind:)
My 2 and a bit years in the USofA taught me that if you are white you are expected to NOT discuss race - especially regarding the black community. As "the man" you have no credibility to talk on issues of race as it is White People who who are the racial abusers.
Now - that is certainly the rule and not the exception in my experience. KKK. Knights of the Aryan Brotherhood. West Virginia White Pride. etc. etc. etc. Believe it or not, I can actually appreciate this as a Jew. My first month in Orlando ...
Yes he is hot - but his drive to come back from almost death and not just survive but thrive.....amazing.
I DO NOT WANT TO JOIN LINKEDIN. OK?
(I keep on getting invitations and requests from "friends" to join. NOOOOOOOO!)
I've just ploughed through the judgement. There are many conditions attached to the approval, but as I have discovered, the developer will quietly return to VCAT without any resident knowing and have the ones it finds onerous overturned, as the developer did across the road over public access between two streets.
Where VCAT treads, be afraid, very afraid. http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/the ...