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  1. Yeah, just one more post, then one more reply, then one other reply. Oh, maybe a counter reply. Wheels, have you removed your self imposed ban from Smalltalk yet? Discussion of refugees etc, lets see, Technical talk, no. Cup talk? no, short talk? no, hmmm, cruise talk, nope. I can't work out where some back and for 'I'm physically disgusted' b refugee banter should go either... fairly sure its not in a marine talk thread on the North West passage.
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  2. I'm physically disgusted and sickened by base rumour-mongering. I consider it among the lowest forms of human behavior. I hold such people in contempt.
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  3. Hiya Wheels. Refugees can come into the country in a number of ways. The UN refugee resettlement program is one, direct application from outside a country is another, application for asylum once landed in a country is another. There is no queue. Please repeat this to yourself - there is no queue. The people on Manus Island have not been transferred to NZ as a group. In fact, the Aus govt has specifically declined to allow that. This particular individual was part of a deal between Aus and US for a refugee swap, but that had not been finalised as you note. He was not in NZ b
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  4. Take this topic to Small Talk.
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  5. This is the last comment I am going to make on this as many are getting testy about it not be relevant to the topic. But you are wrong. In regards to the discussed individual, he was/is part of the number of refugees we are taking in from that Oz Island group. We are taking a certain number each year(1500 was it?). So you could call that a Cue of sorts. And they were supposed to be vetted to ensure a possible terrorist was not using the situation to sneak through. It has nothing to do with Migrants, illegal or otherwise. These people have refugee status without being on our shores by the
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