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Title: Rohingya
Post by: MH on September 25, 2017, 09:12:13 am
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/rohingya-myanmar-bangladesh-buddhist-muslim/article36363583/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

Ethnic cleansing happening in Myanmar. 
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: cybercoma on September 26, 2017, 08:26:13 am
Can this be spun in some way that bruises conservatives fragile sensibilities? Otherwise, this isn't going to get much traction. Are they Christian? Are they white? Do they drive pickup trucks? Is someone trying to take their guns away? Maybe we can work with this.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 26, 2017, 09:27:06 pm
Well I for one am surprised that we haven't already received our Rohingyas, and am wondering if there is anything we can do to get 50,000 Rohingyas to Canada before the end of the year. We need to get our Rohingyas before Bangladesh takes them all!


This appears to be just the latest stage of a military conflict which has seen the Rohingyas fighting to create an Islamic state from lands currently within Myanmar's borders. This conflict has been going on since the end of WWII.

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on September 26, 2017, 10:10:29 pm
I don't care about this issue unless it's told in a hip new Netflix series.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 27, 2017, 11:05:51 pm
...

my goodness, what did you do to yourself?!

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: Gorgeous Graham on September 27, 2017, 11:09:56 pm
my goodness, what did you do to yourself?!

Got fucked right in the face.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 27, 2017, 11:19:22 pm
I'm not sure whether condolences or congratulations are in order.

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: MH on September 28, 2017, 04:57:10 am
Thread drift.  Take it here:

https://canadianpoliticalevents.createaforum.com/general-discussion/sex-culture/
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 09:36:11 am
When are we getting our Rohingyas?? I'm getting impatient!

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on September 28, 2017, 08:54:02 pm
I guess in many ways, the Burmese are a right set of bastards!

What would Buddha do?  I don't know, burn their village and overturn their boat, I suppose.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 09:04:19 pm
I guess in many ways, the Burmese are a right set of bastards!

What would Buddha do?  I don't know, burn their village and overturn their boat, I suppose.

And Jesus would turn the other cheek, but that hasn't stopped Christian nations from responding to armed insurgency with military force either.

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on September 28, 2017, 09:07:21 pm
And Jesus would turn the other cheek, but that hasn't stopped Christian nations from responding to armed insurgency with military force either.

 -k

Yeah, they're bastards too.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 09:34:29 pm
Yeah, they're bastards too.

Well, maybe armed insurgents are also bastards, and the only way to deal with bastards is by doing bastardly things.

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on September 28, 2017, 09:43:52 pm
Well, maybe armed insurgents are also bastards, and the only way to deal with bastards is by doing bastardly things.

 -k

Bastardly things to who, though?  Their Moms and Dads?  Sons and Daughters?
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: cybercoma on September 28, 2017, 09:59:00 pm
Well, maybe armed insurgents are also bastards, and the only way to deal with bastards is by doing bastardly things.

 -k
modern democracy was founded on armed insurgencies in the United States and France.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on September 28, 2017, 10:03:20 pm
modern democracy was founded on armed insurgencies in the United States and France.

Don't forget Cromwell...
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on September 28, 2017, 10:23:29 pm
modern democracy was founded on armed insurgencies in the United States and France.

And the existing powers certainly tried their darndest to do bastardly things to put a stop to it.

They think the cause of creating an Islamic homeland is worth fighting and possibly dying for. Ok. I understand that.  I also understand that the people who don't want to become part of an Islamic homeland also think their cause is worth fighting and dying for.  Everybody thinks their cause is great and wonderful, and sometimes these ideas clash.

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: cybercoma on September 29, 2017, 05:21:50 am
And that's generally why we don't run to get involved in civil wars
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: MH on September 29, 2017, 06:14:16 am
This is a typical type of conflict in that we look for blame in parties, both of whom have done something wrong.

But a million refugees is what we should think about.  I don't know what we can do with that.  Both parties are pretty far removed from our influence, so far away.  One thing might be to pay attention to such things earlier on.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on October 01, 2017, 11:25:57 pm
Can this be spun in some way that bruises conservatives fragile sensibilities? Otherwise, this isn't going to get much traction. Are they Christian? Are they white? Do they drive pickup trucks? Is someone trying to take their guns away? Maybe we can work with this.

So, I understand you're mad that conservatives aren't more concerned about this issue. But tell me this: why aren't the leftists more up in arms over it? The lack of interest among the left is just as apparent as the lack of interest on the right. Why such a profound difference between the furor over Syrian refugees vs the disinterest in the Rohingyas? Is it because we haven't had a photogenic Rohingya toddler was up on a beach yet?

 -k
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on October 01, 2017, 11:37:28 pm
So, I understand you're mad that conservatives aren't more concerned about this issue. But tell me this: why aren't the leftists more up in arms over it? The lack of interest among the left is just as apparent as the lack of interest on the right. Why such a profound difference between the furor over Syrian refugees vs the disinterest in the Rohingyas? Is it because we haven't had a photogenic Rohingya toddler was up on a beach yet?

 -k

It's because they might have to admit their peace prize winner was made of straw. 
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: cybercoma on October 02, 2017, 09:58:20 am
So, I understand you're mad that conservatives aren't more concerned about this issue. But tell me this: why aren't the leftists more up in arms over it? The lack of interest among the left is just as apparent as the lack of interest on the right. Why such a profound difference between the furor over Syrian refugees vs the disinterest in the Rohingyas? Is it because we haven't had a photogenic Rohingya toddler was up on a beach yet?

 -k
You misunderstand. I know little to nothing about this because itís not sexy enough for the media. Itís not sexy enough for the media because it doesnít drive a wedge. So if Iím mad at anything then Iím mad at the media.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: JMT on October 02, 2017, 12:54:51 pm
It's because they might have to admit their peace prize winner was made of straw.

You mean the Conservative's honourary Canadian citizen?
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: SirJohn on October 02, 2017, 04:50:46 pm
You mean the Conservatives honourary Canadian citizen?

Ahh, a chance to get a shot in at Conservatives! Well done! Not even the far lefties came up with that!

But then, you've been sliding further and further left...
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: JMT on October 02, 2017, 05:07:40 pm
Ahh, a chance to get a shot in at Conservatives! Well done! Not even the far lefties came up with that!

But then, you've been sliding further and further left...

If someone can attack leftists for her peace prize, you can easily attack conservatives for her honourary citizenship.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: BC_cheque on October 02, 2017, 06:41:14 pm
So, I understand you're mad that conservatives aren't more concerned about this issue. But tell me this: why aren't the leftists more up in arms over it? The lack of interest among the left is just as apparent as the lack of interest on the right. Why such a profound difference between the furor over Syrian refugees vs the disinterest in the Rohingyas? Is it because we haven't had a photogenic Rohingya toddler was up on a beach yet?

 -k

Syria started off a proxy war between Russia/Iran/Syria and Europe/US and immediately involved the west so obviously our media paid more attention.  When the media pays attention, people pay attention. 

Second, these people are heading mostly to Bangladesh, not Europe so who cares.  Plus they have no oil, gas, or minerals so they have nothing to offer in return for interference. 

With no horse in the race, nothing to gain from helping, and the fact that they're not trying to get to our countries, it's gonna have to get really bad before people start paying attention. 
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on October 02, 2017, 09:11:24 pm
You mean the Conservatives honourary Canadian citizen?

That's the one. Insignificant poltroon.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: Omni on October 02, 2017, 09:14:04 pm
That's the one. Insignificant poltroon.

Good idea, put the bouncy boy to bed.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on October 02, 2017, 09:14:58 pm
Good idea, put the bouncy boy to bed.

Not you, silly. Her.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: SirJohn on October 12, 2017, 12:03:20 pm
If someone can attack leftists for her peace prize, you can easily attack conservatives for her honourary citizenship.

Who did that?
I think attacking her is dumb. She clearly isn't in charge over there, and such power as she has is moral, and can evaporate pretty fast if she says the wrong thing.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: bcsapper on October 12, 2017, 12:58:19 pm
Who did that?
I think attacking her is dumb. She clearly isn't in charge over there, and such power as she has is moral, and can evaporate pretty fast if she says the wrong thing.

Then what's the bloody point in her?  Why give her a peace prize and an honourary citizenship?  Might as well give them to me, as I'm not in charge over there either.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: kimmy on October 23, 2017, 09:38:43 pm
Dear Mr Albutt,

I look out my window
I look left
I look right
I look down.
I dont see no Rohingos.
Where dem Rohingos go?

 Sincerely,
 Koncerned Konstituent Kimmy.
Title: Re: Rohingya
Post by: MH on October 24, 2017, 05:20:07 am
Weird poem.