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One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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It's not the confusion of the sacraments made by the half-caste, mistaking the Holy Communion with the anointing of the sick, nor the gullibility he assumes the priest to have that matters here.
All of the High Court found that it was impossible to put such a construction on s6, which granted the Chief Protector the power to 'undertake the care, custody, or control of any Aboriginal or half-caste', on the condition that he had formed the opinion that 'it is necessary or desirable in the interests of the Aboriginal or half-caste for him to do so', as well as the power to take Aboriginal people into custody for that purpose, and that purpose only.
In some Aboriginal communities, half-caste children were treated as outcasts, especially the girls who became easy sexual prey for both whites and blacks.
A third commentator said: "At least Akon was honest in his advertising instead of wasting dark skinned models [sic] time and expense to go to an audition under a false pretense of equality all the while knowing he was only going to book half-caste models anyway.
He substitutes a luncheon on the grass dominated by a naked half-caste child and a parasol-wielding aboriginal mother.
Directed in his native Australia by Phillip Noyce, it's the extraordinary story of three young half-caste Aboriginal girls who were removed from their homes 'for their own good' 70 years ago.
This matter is predictably taken up in Common Ground, where he deliberately avoids recognising the most reasonable bases for removing half-caste children from Aboriginal settlements where they were commonly the objects of sexual abuse and violence.
I used to refer to myself as half-caste," explains Angela, "but that is offensive to a lot of people.
On the other side of that ethnic mirror, her own half-caste circle grows increasingly fed up with Mary's pretentious airs, not to mention her growing body of lies.
Possibly, this new centennial biography informs us, a Bengali octoroon, grandson of an 'all but certainly' illegitimate, half-caste daughter of an Indian civil servant, Beardsley, 'trapped in an uncongenial job and an unsatisfactory body', was, in the twenty-six years allotted to him, to succeed in firmly fixing his place upon the canvas of modern art.
This meant that half-caste half brothers and sisters could still be reckoned 'straight' marriage partners in native law, which not only defeated its original purpose of preventing the marriage of close relatives but made the untangling of genealogies a task for the specialist.