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(BBC)   Activists break out the ultimate weapon against anti-Indian violence in Australia: Vindaloos   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 124
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2010-02-08 04:27:18 PM  
bored.
 
2010-02-08 04:29:03 PM  
a hungry mob is an angry mob.
 
2010-02-08 04:29:30 PM  
What are Indians doing all the way over there in Europe??
 
2010-02-08 04:29:34 PM  
What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.
 
2010-02-08 04:31:47 PM  
when i eat vindaloo, that leads to a lot of time in the loo.

if you're on the can, you're not out beating up indian people?...
 
2010-02-08 04:32:17 PM  
Well thats what happens when you come to Hitlers homeland.
 
2010-02-08 04:32:29 PM  
Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.

Pretty much. Nationalism is the problem. The racism is sort of a by-product of it.
 
2010-02-08 04:32:52 PM  
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2010-02-08 04:33:19 PM  
Let's hope the racists don't counter with lager.

/obscure?
 
2010-02-08 04:33:19 PM  
But what if the protesters have Lager?

/The only thing that can kill a vindaloo!
 
2010-02-08 04:33:37 PM  
And tomorrow everyone shall smell like feet.
 
2010-02-08 04:33:38 PM  
Lister would be proud.
 
2010-02-08 04:33:43 PM  
Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.


They're brown skinned.
 
2010-02-08 04:34:34 PM  
Jesus, and all the Red Dwarf fans posted at once!
 
2010-02-08 04:34:53 PM  
Give me a big plate of chicken tikka masala over basmati rice, with some warm na'an to mop up the extra sauce, and I'm a very non-violent person.


/chuck another Brahmin on the barbie?
 
2010-02-08 04:35:11 PM  
Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.

tl;dr version of what's been happening:

Indian students come here and live in the cheapest and crappiest hoods because they expect that it's a First World country and things will be okay. They also tend to work at all night Quik-E-Marts and as taxi drivers. That, on top of generally being relatively passive people, has made them disproportionate targets of muggings and general violent crime.

Of course, since these bad areas that they live in are also heavily populated by the Australian version of rednecks - a lot of the assaults have a racist taunt element to them.

/in a nutshell
 
2010-02-08 04:35:20 PM  
jehovahs witness protection: And tomorrow everyone shall smell like feet.


They're eating Greek cheeses as well?
 
2010-02-08 04:36:04 PM  
Fuller: Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.

Pretty much. Nationalism is the problem. The racism is sort of a by-product of it.


Too bad Australia can't be as progressive and tolerant as India is of its Muslim population.
 
2010-02-08 04:36:16 PM  
Came for Red Dwarf, leaving satisfied.
 
2010-02-08 04:36:35 PM  
Ikahoshi: jehovahs witness protection: And tomorrow everyone shall smell like feet.


They're eating Greek cheeses as well?


No, he meant they'd smell like clean feet.
 
2010-02-08 04:37:19 PM  
give me doughnuts: /chuck another Brahmin on the barbie?

As a Brahman, I disapprove.

Man, I never incurred this kind of racism on this scale when I was living in Aussie-land. Yeah, I got picked on when I was little, but it was to be expected from 6-10 year olds.
 
2010-02-08 04:37:47 PM  
I could go for a good lamb vindaloo right about now...
 
2010-02-08 04:37:52 PM  
Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Too bad Australia can't be as progressive and tolerant as India is of its Muslim population.

Too bad the Indian Muslims can't be tolerant of India's Hindu population.
 
2010-02-08 04:38:15 PM  
Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.

Before 1974 there was a white only immigration policy in Australia. this is just some of the after effects of increased immigration from people in the geographic neighborhood, and old racist farks pining for the good old days.
 
2010-02-08 04:39:00 PM  
give me doughnuts: Too bad the Indian Muslims can't be tolerant of India's Hindu population.

You've obviously never been to Hyderabad.
 
2010-02-08 04:39:12 PM  
Vindaloo is my favorite Indian dish, so I'm really getting a kick, etc.
 
2010-02-08 04:39:13 PM  
// Hot like curry...
 
2010-02-08 04:39:46 PM  
Ebon Blade Quartermaster: Indian students come here and live in the cheapest and crappiest hoods because they expect that it's a First World country and things will be okay. They also tend to work at all night Quik-E-Marts and as taxi drivers. That, on top of generally being relatively passive people, has made them disproportionate targets of muggings and general violent crime.

Of course, since these bad areas that they live in are also heavily populated by the Australian version of rednecks - a lot of the assaults have a racist taunt element to them.


Oh, sure -- paint them as a bunch of helpless victims. That's prejudice, that is.
 
2010-02-08 04:40:03 PM  
Kanemano: Before 1974 there was a white only immigration policy in Australia. this is just some of the after effects of increased immigration from people in the geographic neighborhood, and old racist farks pining for the good old days.

Yeah, but Bob Hawk really farked that up in the late 80's with the refugee allowance from China. I guess that opened the floodgate, though I moved there mid-80's.
 
2010-02-08 04:41:00 PM  
Are we talking WooWooWoo or Slurpee?
 
2010-02-08 04:41:58 PM  
Ebon Blade Quartermaster: Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.

tl;dr version of what's been happening:

Indian students come here and live in the cheapest and crappiest hoods because they expect that it's a First World country and things will be okay. They also tend to work at all night Quik-E-Marts and as taxi drivers. That, on top of generally being relatively passive people, has made them disproportionate targets of muggings and general violent crime.

Of course, since these bad areas that they live in are also heavily populated by the Australian version of rednecks - a lot of the assaults have a racist taunt element to them.

/in a nutshell


Thanks, that's a good explanation. Australia's reputation is now restored.
 
2010-02-08 04:43:02 PM  
Sadida: Are we talking WooWooWoo or Slurpee?

The dot, not the feather.

/dot.
 
2010-02-08 04:43:17 PM  
Indian food is the pinnacle of mankind's culinary achievement.
 
2010-02-08 04:43:30 PM  
TonnageVT: You've obviously never been to Hyderabad.

So intolerant. Hyderaregood, sir.
 
2010-02-08 04:44:21 PM  
Only place I've ever heard the word vindaloo was...


Oh..

Oh my.

/It's cold outside there's no kind of atmosphere
 
2010-02-08 04:44:54 PM  
Would rather have a Badami murgi, but then I'm a sucker for almonds. With some Raita of course.

I miss living in a city of a few million people, the 'city' I'm in now only has a few ethnic food restaurants.
 
2010-02-08 04:45:57 PM  
Fuller: Panty Sniffer: What do they have against Indians? Is it just a general anti-immigration thing? I really do not follow Oz news.

Pretty much. Nationalism is the problem. The racism is sort of a by-product of it.


What the hell are they so proud of? Having women as fat as american girls except with british features so their heads look like chubby kites?

Or is it that 9 out of the 10 most deadly small animals live there because the environment is so ruggedly hostile to life?

The only good things to come out of Australi have been Peta Wilson and Nicole Kidman.

/indian food is awesome. i live in a city in canada with about 50% people of indian descent so i dont have to go far to gorge myself on some rogan josh or tikka masala.
 
2010-02-08 04:46:06 PM  
give me doughnuts: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Too bad Australia can't be as progressive and tolerant as India is of its Muslim population.

Too bad the Indian Muslims can't be tolerant of India's Hindu population.


List of Presidents of India (new window)
Four muslim names in there. Until the late 70s or so, that's more elected muslim presidents than the rest of the Islamic world put together.
 
2010-02-08 04:46:16 PM  
TonnageVT: give me doughnuts: Too bad the Indian Muslims can't be tolerant of India's Hindu population.

You've obviously never been to Hyderabad.


Just saying that it isn't even close to being one-sided, and when it comes to blowing stuff up, the Muslims may be a bit ahead.
 
2010-02-08 04:47:10 PM  
TonnageVT: give me doughnuts: /chuck another Brahmin on the barbie?

As a Brahman, I disapprove.

Man, I never incurred this kind of racism on this scale when I was living in Aussie-land. Yeah, I got picked on when I was little, but it was to be expected from 6-10 year olds.


It depends... how old were you at the time?
 
2010-02-08 04:48:06 PM  
Sadida: Are we talking WooWooWoo or Slurpee?

WooWooWoo is an offensive and outdated term, the preferred nomenclature is Casino.
 
2010-02-08 04:49:58 PM  
docmattic: It depends... how old were you at the time?

I moved there when I was 5, and moved to the US when I was 12.
 
2010-02-08 04:50:11 PM  
Scorpions4ever: give me doughnuts: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Too bad Australia can't be as progressive and tolerant as India is of its Muslim population.

Too bad the Indian Muslims can't be tolerant of India's Hindu population.

List of Presidents of India (new window)
Four muslim names in there. Until the late 70s or so, that's more elected muslim presidents than the rest of the Islamic world put together.


Really? I bet every President of Iran has been Muslim. Can India top that?
Heck, every Arabian king for the past 1300 years or so has been Muslim. Beat that, India!
 
2010-02-08 04:51:03 PM  
docmattic: It depends... how old were you at the time?

So I did all my public schooling and one year of HS there.
 
2010-02-08 04:51:20 PM  
Bodine Wilson: Sadida: Are we talking WooWooWoo or Slurpee?

WooWooWoo is an offensive and outdated term, the preferred nomenclature is Casino.


How about push-to-start vs. pull-to-start?
 
2010-02-08 04:52:31 PM  
@give me doughnuts: The key word here is "elected", not "inherited"
 
2010-02-08 04:53:02 PM  
don't these people know about Obama!
 
2010-02-08 04:53:18 PM  
give me doughnuts:
Really? I bet every President of Iran has been Muslim. Can India top that?
Heck, every Arabian king for the past 1300 years or so has been Muslim. Beat that, India!

Elected
presidents, natch. There was only one elected President of Iran until 1983.
 
2010-02-08 04:53:48 PM  
Scorpions4ever: Four muslim names in there. Until the late 70s or so, that's more elected muslim presidents than the rest of the Islamic world put together.

And 3 more muslim presidents than the US!
 
2010-02-08 04:54:10 PM  
I wish Lister had the chance to try a prawn vindaloo. Delicious.
 
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