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Re: This man deserves a medal.

Post by mavisbramston » 13 May 2017, 11:23

No its not funny and if you had seen the victims of gay bashings I have seen you would rethink your comments.
How would you feel if you were told your relationship was invalid.?
Out of respect for the site I have deleted my other comments.
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Post by grandduke » 13 May 2017, 11:51

So Mavis what do you associate with marriage equality.?
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Post by terra » 13 May 2017, 11:58

I feel sorry for you Mavis !.... :thinking:

I repeat... forget the politics and just have a laugh !


Maybe this punishment for the offender might make you crack a smile ? :heeheehee

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Post by mavisbramston » 13 May 2017, 11:59

Grand duke I let my emotions get ahead of me. My son is legally married to his partner and they live in Denmark. When he comes to his own country his husband and kids are not valid. It fills me and my wife with great sadness. We have made it our issue.
I get emotional about this issue. I have met so many wonderful people. Terra I dont require you to feel sorry for me. Marriage equality is a non issue in many many countries. It all so simple. If you are opposed to marriage equality dont marry your own gender. Dont tell others what to do.

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Post by terra » 13 May 2017, 12:57

oh dear Mavis.... how many times must I tell you it's not about the reasons, politics or whatever behind the pie throwing incident.
I posted this thread purely for the humourous sight of someone copping a pie in the face unexpectantly.

I don't know anyone who wouldn't have a chuckle at the sight of the old "pie-in-the-face" !
:thinking:

.... and if you look at my original post on this topic and the question by Buck, you'll see that I didn't even know the reasons for it nor did I care.

"by Buck_naked » 10/05/17 9:28

so what was the back story?
Customer with a grudge?
was he dragged off an over booked flight like the guy in the USA flying United?

Post by terra » 10/05/17 9:47

Dunno Buck.....
I only watched the video, didn't need any words.
That grumpy guy is a hero !
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.......but seeing as how you continue to want to turn this into a "gay" thing, I'll leave this thread and not return !
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Post by grandduke » 13 May 2017, 14:10

Yes Mavis it will eventually gain acceptance but the issue has
many dimensions two of which are genetic and the other spiritual
but hey the parties do not need us to tell them how to live their lives.
Terra Alan Joyce :heeheehee :heeheehee that bloke shoved a perfectly
good pie right up Joyce's hooter. :wqoohoo :wqoohoo :heeheehee :heeheehee
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Post by Dreamweaver » 13 May 2017, 16:22

I am one who particularly lacks a sense of humour. It has to be something clever or witty' before I can enjoy it, or the sort of humour seen in British TV comedy shows. Slapstick has never done anything for me, nor have real life practical jokes.

I know I'm weird, but it takes all sorts etc. And I'm happy with my weirdness. I don't feel like a sour old grump. :lol:
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Re: This man deserves a medal.

Post by mavisbramston » 13 May 2017, 17:11

Just because I react differently does not mean I am wrong.

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Post by Perrorist » 13 May 2017, 17:58

mavisbramston wrote:
13 May 2017, 17:11
Just because I react differently does not mean I am wrong.
Quite so. Like DW, I didn't care for the slapstick element of this action. However, I do care about attempts to derail efforts towards same-sex marriage legislation. Similarly, I was very disappointed to see that NSW Government voted down decriminalisation of abortion last Thursday. The opposition to the bill was almost all men and almost all Nationals and Liberals. I sometimes wonder what century I'm living in.

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Post by mavisbramston » 13 May 2017, 19:44

There is another element here. Regardless of what one thinks of the celebrity in question they are frequently stalked by dangerous people.There are real nuts out there. Being in the public eye they are vulnerable. Iam not a fan of actor Tom Cruise however some years ago he reacted to someone throwing water on him. It could have been anything from acid to a toxic chemical. Many years ago on a show called Monday Conference gay avtivist the late Lex Watson had urine and faeces thrown on him by a red neck. How was security to know it was an innocent pie.whether or not you like the CEO in question is irrelevant if it was any of us in his position we would be terrified and with good reason. Those in the public eye are rarely safe.

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Post by Slapsy » 13 May 2017, 22:10

I am still convinced that it was Mark Latham,in an extremely amateur disguise. :nana_nanah:
But really,was he stating his objection to marriage equality,or the fact that a high profile company,through their openly gay CEO,were trying to influence the population. This man may even be in favour of same sex marriage,but we do know that he favours a plebiscite. I did too until recently,but our lazy conservative politicians have changed my mind. My local federal member has a different view of this issue to me,but I have told him,personally,that he is free to vote however his conscience compels him to.
Mr.,whatever his name is,has done what most of us would like to do to some people,but lack the courage to do it. Good on him!!

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Post by mavisbramston » 12 Jun 2017, 10:56

Worth returning to this. As a socialist I am not a great fan of wealthy CEOs but I do admire Alan Joyce. Some had a go at me claiming I had no sense of humour. Well it appears Alan Joyce has had the last laugh. He has been, deservedly, recognised in the Queens birthday honours for his services to indigenous kids, gender equlaty and aviation. The gutless pie tosser gets hopefully a long jail sentencor atthe very least a hefty fine.. Now I am laughing. :lol:

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Post by Trishia » 12 Jun 2017, 11:15

Mavis, I think I have already made my opinion on same sex marriage quite obvious over the past few years.
Alan Joyce went up in my estimation when he backed marriage equality.
I have NEVER [like a couple of other posters] found people pushing pies into other people's faces funny
That sort of slapstick humour bores me. A waste of a good pie I think!
I consider what was done, was an ASSAULT, and nothing but an assault!

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Post by mavisbramston » 12 Jun 2017, 17:23

Tricia over the years your support has been deeply appreciated.

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Post by Perrorist » 12 Jun 2017, 17:53

Joyce is one of those people whom I have mixed feelings about. On the good side, he champions same-sex marriage; on the bad side, he's determined to cut labour costs. Given the paucity of employment opportunities these days, I think he should act for the wider benefit of society rather than the narrow interests of shareholders.

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