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tigerdell

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Yet when I was growing up in everyone was reaching for a bottle of Reef Oil when the first spring/summer days arrived in the hope of getting a nice rich dark tan. Always felt sorry for the rangas.
Yeah if the rangas were smart they could be the leaders of the world.
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glantone

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Same in Indonesia G-tone. Darker skin is associated with outdoor work, therefore lower class. It's not strictly a "race" thing. Paler skin is associated with beauty for women. interesting it then becomes chicken and egg, if you work outside you get darker skin and are therefore not "suitable" for other employment.

Foreign guys who come to Indoneesia tend to go for exotic looking girls, so they tend to go darker, or at least they don't care. Indonesian locals don't understand this as they consider darker to be "ugly".

Yeah I hate it. Country people in Thailand are made to feel lesser human beings from a very early age. It's disgusting.

I've just thought of one place where having dark skin is an advantage - light skinned Thais are much more likely to be raped in a Thai jail than dark skinned Thais. I know this from a Thai friend who spent time in the big house.
 

Brodders17

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"When those 12 ships turned up in Sydney all those years ago, it wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either," Morrison

surely this quote is a pisstake? did Scott Morrison really say that? it is like half the Libs and Nats in this country are in a competition to say the stupidist thing.
 
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IanG

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"When those 12 ships turned up in Sydney all those years ago, it wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either," Morrison

surely this quote is a pisstake? did Scott Morrison really say that? it is like half the Libs and Nats in this country are in a competition to say the stupidist thing.

No he really said it, just demonstrating how ignorant he is.
 
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The Big Richo

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"When those 12 ships turned up in Sydney all those years ago, it wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either," Morrison

surely this quote is a pisstake? did Scott Morrison really say that? it is like half the Libs and Nats in this country are in a competition to say the stupidist thing.

Imagine the chat on the boats.

"Bit *smile* hot here for genocide, how am I supposed to rape with all these flies in my face? This is bullshit".
 
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Baloo

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"When those 12 ships turned up in Sydney all those years ago, it wasn’t a particularly flash day for the people on those vessels either," Morrison

surely this quote is a pisstake? did Scott Morrison really say that? it is like half the Libs and Nats in this country are in a competition to say the stupidist thing.

This is the problem we're going to have with Trump now gone, more focus on our own politics. Yes, he said it. He also made some references to apologies having been made. Was he one of the Libs who walked out of the room when Krudd formally apologised? Abbott and Dutton were, I might be confusing the walkout with the joking about Pacific Nations soon being underwater.
 

Sintiger

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Same in Indonesia G-tone. Darker skin is associated with outdoor work, therefore lower class. It's not strictly a "race" thing. Paler skin is associated with beauty for women. interesting it then becomes chicken and egg, if you work outside you get darker skin and are therefore not "suitable" for other employment.

Foreign guys who come to Indoneesia tend to go for exotic looking girls, so they tend to go darker, or at least they don't care. Indonesian locals don't understand this as they consider darker to be "ugly".
Back in the day I worked in consumer products and skin lightener products were big all over the world for the company I worked for and for some others as well. These products have since been largely withdrawn (mainly because the major active ingredient hydroquinone has been listed as carcinogenic) but for years they were very big sellers in Asia, Africa and Latin/South America for all the reasons mentioned.
 
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Brodders17

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Now Morrison is giving the bigot Court further honours. it is almost like he trying to compete with Abbott as our most inept PM.
 
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IanG

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Now Morrison is giving the bigot Court further honours. it is almost like he trying to compete with Abbott as our most inept PM.

Its clearly something of a tactical ploy, calculated to outrage as Phillip Adams said. She doesn't remotely deserve it.
 

tigerdell

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Back in the day I worked in consumer products and skin lightener products were big all over the world for the company I worked for and for some others as well. These products have since been largely withdrawn (mainly because the major active ingredient hydroquinone has been listed as carcinogenic) but for years they were very big sellers in Asia, Africa and Latin/South America for all the reasons mentioned.
Was it previously known that hydroquinone was carcinogenic?
It sounds vaguely similar to tobacco, ddt etc so is there a possibility of widespread legal action?
 

Sintiger

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Was it previously known that hydroquinone was carcinogenic?
It sounds vaguely similar to tobacco, ddt etc so is there a possibility of widespread legal action?
I don’t really know if there was action taken but you can still buy skin lightening creams containing hydroquinone around the world but with low concentrations, pharmacy only etc.
As I recall it the whole thing was suspected rather than proven but that lead to a much reduced use of it in these products
 
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