[LINK] Tampa or St. Louis?
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 19:24:34 +1000
And also with aplogies to Ross Kelso
Thank you Fiona.
I happen to think that this is worthy of mention in an intelligent area
such as LINK. I think this is one of the most important things that has
happened to Australia for a long time.
It is true that there are political newsgroups etc, but generally, they
are a series of flames trying to shoot others down. Most times,
intelligent discussion isn't exactly looked upon highly!
If we aren't working for the Common Good in IT, what's the point?
Einstein said "Nothing great was ever done alone".
If we are prepared to send 260 odd people to almost certain death,
what's the point?
And out reputation as a country is under serious threat.
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Fiona Campbell wrote:
> With apologies to Ross Kelso . . . .....
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> 3000, Sydney NSW 2000 Subject: [LINK] Tampa or St. Louis?
> Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2001 10:34 AM I received a phone-call from
> a colleague in the USA who asked me
> if it was really true that the Australian government had sent a
> warship and was threatening to sink the Tampa rather than let the
> refugees land in Australia. He had heard the report on TV. He
> finished by saying that this is the stuff that makes great
> movies. Australia, and Australians are being portrayed by overseas
> groups as a nation of callous xenophobes. To my mind, this is
> being caused by a federal government, out-of-control and racked by
> scandal, thrashing around to find an issue with which the media
> (and unfortunately the overseas media) can be entranced.