The AUSTRALIAN Political Thread

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  1. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Since the forums are full of threads about the US election... here's a place for the aussies to hang out, and discuss (laugh) at that election or verbally bash our own leaders and opposition (for those in the US, that's Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.)

    1. somethgblue profile image85
      somethgblueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Whatsup with a country created by boat people turning away boat people?

      Of course Ise just ignerant YT trailer trash American so what do I knows?

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        We think of Americans as too ignorant to be aware of the rest of the world, not hillbillies. Just in case you was wonderin'.

        Hundreds of people die every year on boats. The more we let in, the more try and come in, and die.

        1. Repairguy47 profile image59
          Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Its not ignorance we just don't care.

          1. WryLilt profile image90
            WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Well that's fine with the rest of the world. China and Europe are the new powers and nobody really sees the US as a super power anymore, unfortunately. Just like what happened to the UK.

            1. Repairguy47 profile image59
              Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I can't figure out how to write my response, I will try this. BuhwahahahahahahahahahahahahahHHahah. Yep, that's it.

              1. Niteriter profile image76
                Niteriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                You are representative of an attitude that does nothing to encourage peace in the world. But then, the United States as a nation has yet to learn that peace trumps profit.

                1. Repairguy47 profile image59
                  Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  You are represenitive of the jealousy that exists throughout the world towards the United States. Its sad so many countries have existed for much longer and have achieved much less.

                  1. Niteriter profile image76
                    Niteriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Jealous? I live next door to your nation and for the most part I am content for things to remain that way. I have many American friends and I always enjoy myself when I visit them. But I in no way feel any jealousy toward your county. I am happy and proud to live in the country I do.

                    You, on the other hand (based on the ideas you choose to brandish about the forums here), appear to be unhappy, indifferent toward the hardships of your fellow citizens, and to a large degree, ignorant of the rest of the world. Why would I be jealous of you?

                  2. Pearldiver profile image81
                    Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    But then you appear to ignore the fact that so many other 'older' countries sent, shared or gave up their best.. to allow your fledgling country to develop! 

                    Possibly, your memory is too selective to accurately pursue and remain humble to your roots!  sad

                    Jealousy has absolutely nothing to do with how the rest of the world views your country.... from where we come from (Australasia) ... that emotion tends to apply to those who can't compare with our lifestyle!  big_smile

                    Aren't you jealous that Australia has Rolf Harris and Dame Edna? smile

                    @ niteriter -  Sure... If you think you can get away with dressing it up and calling her Nora ...  but hey.. we have some stout women here who can offer you at least the same level of 'protection' mate!  smile  big_smile

                2. Pearldiver profile image81
                  Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  You are a Wise Man my Canadian friend!  smile

                  And you know that sticking up for us downunder with our designer accents, will always mean that you are always welcome to come fishing with us.... and we won't use ya for bait!  smile

                  1. Niteriter profile image76
                    Niteriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Ha! I sure am flattered that you label me a Wise Man and taking a trip down under is high on my list of things to do before I evaporate back into the ether. But there's no way I'm coming down there without a stout Canadian beaver for protection! big_smile

          2. Hollie Thomas profile image60
            Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Oh apathy, what an admirable and envious state.

        2. somethgblue profile image85
          somethgblueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Did you know that the Phycodurus eques is the official marine emblem of the state of South Australia, not only that but I just wrote an article about the Phycodurus eques which will be published tomorrow.

          Unfortunately the US still has the ego of a superpower and that is not good news for the rest of the world . . . could be an interesting next four months, seeya at the End of the World!

          1. WryLilt profile image90
            WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile You're right about the ego. And probably about the flower. I haven't had to know that since primary school. big_smile

            1. somethgblue profile image85
              somethgblueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              It's not a flower . . . is your google broken?

              1. WryLilt profile image90
                WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                LOL. Nope, I just have no interest in it. Based on the fact I have SO much I'm trying to learn at the moment I even avoid TV because I don't have enough mental space!

                1. somethgblue profile image85
                  somethgblueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  TV was designed to lower your mental capacity, I sold mine almost five years ago and do not regret it. I'm learning to silence my mind and think with my heart and soul. No more electronic addiction, next to go will be the cell phone,  I don't use it anyway.

                  A Phycodurus eques is a Leafy Sea Dragon.

  2. profile image53
    stoneyyposted 6 years ago

    Too bad the PM's name isn't Julia Costello.... smile

    All too often politics reminds me of the duo.

  3. Nick Hanlon profile image61
    Nick Hanlonposted 6 years ago

    Australian olitics was defined by a visiting American'I think P.J.O'Rourke as too many journalists looking for too few stories.Not much really happens.We've had one story for the last 18 months and that's Julia and her Carbon Tax by any other name.I call the Labour /greens coalition the Browns because that's the colour you get it if you mix them together.

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    can i pipe in and ask about NZ politics too?...what's this i hear about NZ hoppin' into bed with Russia....crikey dick!

    ....ta ...from the wop-wops of Canada, eh.....

 
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