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    Bali hippies ignore social distancing rules

    ‘They act like they own Bali’: Tourists ignore social distancing at yoga studio

    A luxurious Bali yoga retreat has come under fire after more than a hundred people flouted coronavirus restrictions for a chanting ceremony.

    The local government has advised people to practice social distancing. Picture: Jenny JusufSource:Twitter



    A luxurious Bali yoga and meditation retreat has come under fire after more than a hundred people gathered for a “celebration of community and bliss” flouting local coronavirus restrictions.
    [FONT=inherit]Guests were invited to House of Om’s luxurious “Sky Shala” in Ubud last Thursday in an invitation shared on social media. The invite said: “Our intention is to gather more than 100 Bhakti and Kirtan lovers in order to co-create an amazing celebration together.” Kirtan is a ritual involving chanting.
    The organiser of the event has now issued an apology for their “irresponsible actions” after photos showed the attendees gathered tightly together chanting with no masks on.
    In Bali, more than 1000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus and nine people have died. The Balinese government has banned foreign arrivals and urged locals to practice social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus.
    Photos of the gathering were shared online by author Jenny Jusuf, who told triple j Hack many foreigners had remained in Bali through the coronavirus pandemic on emergency visas.

    The group were mostly Western tourists according to reports. Picture: Jenny JusufSource:Twitter


    More than a hundred people at the House Of Om in Ubud. Picture: Jenny JusufSource:Twitter


    The local government has advised people to practice social distancing. Picture: Jenny JusufSource:Twitter

    “Most of these foreigners are living in Bali on emergency stay permits from the Indonesian Government, yet they act like they own the island,” Ms Jusuf said.
    The owner of the yoga retreat initially denied the gathering had occurred, and edited his Instagram posts to change the location. He told triple j Hack the event had occurred in December on 2019.
    However, more footage of the event surfaced including a YouTube video and an Instagram story, shared by attendees.
    The school’s founder, Wissam Barakeh, posted on Instagram on Monday, saying the event was a “big and unreasonable mistake that happened in this difficult time”.

    Bali tourists caught ignoring social distancing at crowded yoga studio

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    Never mind the organiser apologising. The attendees deserve everything they get for being such fucking idiots.

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    [FONT=inherit]Guests were invited to House of Om’s luxurious “Sky Shala” in Ubud last Thursday in an invitation shared on social media. The invite said: “Our intention is to gather more than 100 Bhakti and Kirtan lovers in order to co-create an amazing celebration together.” Kirtan is a ritual involving chanting.
    The organiser of the event has now issued an apology for their “irresponsible actions” after photos showed the attendees gathered tightly together chanting with no masks on.
    They should have pulled a couple of statues over, and it would have been perfectly legit.

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    And that's the prime reason for avoiding Bali like the plague. The entire place is overrun with either Khao San refugee trash such as those pretentious morons or frazzled, alcoholic geriatrics fleeing Thailand because they can no longer negotiate the visa regime.

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    Jesus, if you had a couple of hundred pairs of elephant pants you'd be sold out and in a bar enjoying your profits within an hour, i have never seen so many lacking a pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    And that's the prime reason for avoiding Bali like the plague. The entire place is overrun with either Khao San refugee trash such as those pretentious morons or frazzled, alcoholic geriatrics fleeing Thailand because they can no longer negotiate the visa regime.
    Except it isn't. The Bogans go to Kuta and Legian, the unwashed backpackers go to Ubud, the chinkies go to Nusa Dua and there are a ton of other places to go where you can easily avoid both.

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    Deport and blacklist (is that racist now?) these filthy beasts.

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    Hippies?

    is it because their doing Yoga there Hippies.

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    I would honestly rather have COVID-19 then attend that shit. No beer, no meat and a load of mindfulness guff. Nightmare.
    Plus...hipsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    The attendees deserve everything they get for being such fucking idiots.
    I wonder how many of the blokes got the shag they were after

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    I wonder how many of the blokes got the shag they were after
    Nailed it. Although how many of them did is another question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Deport and blacklist (is that racist now?) these filthy beasts.
    Indeed.
    Better yet, the Indo/Bali authorities could find a way to have these cunts disappear.
    No loss, really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Deport and blacklist (is that racist now?) these filthy beasts.
    Actually, yes.

    It is notable that the first recorded use of the term occurs at the time of mass enslavement and forced deportation of Africans to work in European-heldcolonies in the Americas. It is also interesting to observe that although the term “blacklist” is pervasive .... equally racist terms such as “black sheep” [33, 34] and “black market”[35] are also frequently used

    The term “black” in this context implies disreputable [36], shamed [37], illicit [36], or outcast[38]. Such terminology not only reflects racist culture, but also serves to reinforce, legitimize, and perpetuate it.

    On this issue, it instructive to read comments by Ossie Davis on the use of English as aracial affront:
    “Blacklists” and “whitelists”: a salutary warning concerning the prevalence of racist language in discussions of predatory publishing | Houghton | Journal of the Medical Library Association

    Here are some alternatives.

    What is another word for blacklist? | Blacklist Synonyms - WordHippo Thesaurus

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    ^I'm pleased I don't live in that world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Hippies?

    is it because their doing Yoga there Hippies.
    ...now, you had 3 choices: they're, their, and there to use in your question. Unbelievable that you made 2 bad guesses...

    ...try again with this quote from Gertrude Stein concerning her home in Oakland, CA: "_____'s no _______ _____!...

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    Even had he used the correct versions of there/they’re/their the grammar is still incorrect.

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    Indo's say the farang organizer has been deported for overstay

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    equally racist terms such as “black sheep”
    Know much about sheep, KW ?

    Know 'Farang kee nok' ?

    Is this the odd one out ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    Know much about sheep, KW ?

    Know 'Farang kee nok' ?

    Is this the odd one out ?
    I dunno, what are you trying to say? Sometimes you have some quite pithy observations, at others I wonder how much Akvavit has been consumed.

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    Willy so why are they Hippies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Indo's say the farang organizer has been deported for overstay
    Shame, looks like he was minting it. Should have been more sensible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post
    Willy so why are they Hippies?
    I'll take this one if I may.

    Who fukin knows, maybe their mothers didn't give them enough hugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    I wonder how many of the blokes got the shag they were after
    About 2 % on a good day.
    From my experience of that world many years ago there'll be a very small number of guys who are smooth operators and who can spout plausible hippiebabble with an edge and get the girls into bed, and the rest of them are softcock losers who are as manly as rice pudding.
    They are so female-sympatico as to be nauseating - even to women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    About 2 % on a good day.
    From my experience of that world many years ago there'll be a very small number of guys who are smooth operators and who can spout plausible hippiebabble with an edge and get the girls into bed, and the rest of them are softcock losers who are as manly as rice pudding.
    They are so female-sympatico as to be nauseating - even to women.
    Nothing worse than a male who considers themselves a 'feminist'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I'll take this one if I may.

    Who fukin knows, maybe their mothers didn't give them enough hugs.

    and the ones who got slapped around the ears ended up like Chico

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