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2019-10-02 Britain
Britain expresses ‘regret' for killing Maori 250 years ago
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-02 02:42|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6473 views ]  Top

#1 Still nothing yet on Boer War concentration camps which claimed the lives of over twenty thousand, not counting tens of thousands of black farm workers forced off the land as well.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-02 02:48||   2019-10-02 02:48|| Front Page Top

#2 You sound surprised Besoeker.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-02 03:04||   2019-10-02 03:04|| Front Page Top

#3 Not surprised at all. If a government wants your land, you'll be pushed off of it. Sometimes by the military, eminent domain, other times by excessively high property taxes and regulations.

People from New Jersey, NY, Penn, Illinois, etc, don't migrate to Georgia for the grits and hoecakes.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-02 07:37||   2019-10-02 07:37|| Front Page Top

#4 To welcome an immigrant cracker,
Or Shaka, or whackjob from Makkah,
Ignore those who figure
It might be a trigger,
And try a spectacular haka!
Posted by Mismanners 2019-10-02 09:31||   2019-10-02 09:31|| Front Page Top

#5 Georgia native here. My momma raised us on grits and hoecakes. Y'all come and get some.
Posted by jpal 2019-10-02 09:43||   2019-10-02 09:43|| Front Page Top

#6 Of all the indigenous peoples the Maori put up a really good fight and nearly fought the British to a stand-still.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-10-02 10:11||   2019-10-02 10:11|| Front Page Top

#7 Are grits not common everywhere? They're everywhere up here in Michigan. Also, they're probably actually just regretting that they didn't finish the job. When has a British government actually been remorseful over a totalitarian policy?
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-10-02 10:13||   2019-10-02 10:13|| Front Page Top

#8 Peoplefrom New Jersey, NY, Penn, Illinois, etc, don't migrate to Georgia for the grits and hoecakes.

Which make them twice the fools.

When has a British government actually been remorseful over a totalitarian policy?

October, 1781.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-02 10:52||   2019-10-02 10:52|| Front Page Top

#9 1947
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-02 10:52||   2019-10-02 10:52|| Front Page Top

#10 ‘regret' for killing Maori 250 years ago

At least they didn't eat the ones they killed unlike the Maori
Posted by Mercutio 2019-10-02 12:47||   2019-10-02 12:47|| Front Page Top

#11 ^Yep, killed them for nothing!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-02 12:52||   2019-10-02 12:52|| Front Page Top

#12 "But many scholars now believe Maori were likely only issuing a ceremonial challenge."
So Captain Cook's sailors should have waited until modern scholars decided that it was just a ceremonial challenge?
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2019-10-02 13:02||   2019-10-02 13:02|| Front Page Top

#13 People from New Jersey, NY, Penn, Illinois, etc, don't migrate to Georgia for the grits and hoecakes.
But dang it, they bring their voting patterns with them, which is what got them to the place where they wanted to leave in the first place.
Posted by Glenmore 2019-10-02 15:17||   2019-10-02 15:17|| Front Page Top

#14 Age of blackpowder where you shoot your smoothbore muskets first or die bleeding from from all sort of stabby wounds.
Posted by magpie 2019-10-02 16:03||   2019-10-02 16:03|| Front Page Top

#15 "We regret the incident and assure you that all naval personal involved will be severely reprimanded."
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-02 16:17||   2019-10-02 16:17|| Front Page Top

#16 ^ "They will be dug up and reprimanded. Severely!"
Posted by Frank G 2019-10-02 18:53||   2019-10-02 18:53|| Front Page Top

#17 At least they didn't eat the ones they killed unlike the Maori

And just like that, we're back to the vegetarian/long pig discussion
Posted by SteveS 2019-10-02 21:13||   2019-10-02 21:13|| Front Page Top

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