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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Fri May 20, 2011 4:26 am

Whenever I see that someone is from Australia on the internet I can never take them seriously anymore, because I always read their posts in my head as Steve Irwin.

Here's what people do for fun down there:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planking_(fad)

Crazy place.

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Post  precinct14 on Fri May 20, 2011 7:47 am

Fascist state police rule, and overzealous, overcranked political correctness have ruined a country that should be proud of its convict heritage. Sad to see. I'd get kicked out- gladly.

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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 9:39 am

the governments and other related departments in Australia suck (big time)

The landscape and countryside is magnicificent.

i am Australian and i am okay......
some other posters even like me because i am Australian, i have been told.


hi-top, please don't think we are all alike to Steve Irwin, he is just one of us.

contrary to popular belief.....there is NO such thing as a typical Aussie. cheers




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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 9:51 am

Sadly Australia is gaining a bad reputation around the globe, but i guess that is no better or worse than other countries.

as i said...our government is quite backwards in its thinking


in answer to the topic subject.....

Australia is a lovely place to live.
it is becoming very crowded now,
but for those of us who grew up in Australia of the 50's, 60's and 70's....living here has been absolutely peaceful & serene.


hi-top, that way of growing up....where we played in the backyard, and we played in the creeks, and we did not know of the future or the disasters and dangerous peoples that would grow.......might not suit you.
We even climbed jacaranda trees, and mango trees.
it wouldn't suit my kids....they are very tech minded, and for my 16y/o son in particular....unless it has a USB cable, it is pretty much very boring.

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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 10:02 am






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Post  pinhedz on Fri May 20, 2011 10:07 am

The young'ns should be kicked out of the house in the morning and not show themselves again until lunch, and after lunch they should not be seen again until 5:00 pm, unless they have a broken bone or bleeding that doesn't stop by itself.

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Post  Doc Watson on Fri May 20, 2011 11:14 am

From what I have seen and observed during my occasional ventures overseas Australia is no better or worse than anywhere else.
The people here mainly have the same likes and dislikes that you find elsewhere.
True we have a government which has lost its way. But so have many other countries.
The cities are certainly becoming overcrowded and the urban sprawl is forever expanding .However there are still vaste areas where you can walk in the bush and see native animals.
For example I live next door to a staste forest I go for a walk or run there nearly every day . I often see echindnas, kangaroos and native birds. I see many native plants and shrubs.
All in all I think Australia is a good place.

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Post  precinct14 on Fri May 20, 2011 6:24 pm

I've only been to Perth, and south, down the West coast. Both were beautiful. Real sense of isolation out there though, even in Perth itself. You've got 3000 miles of a barren Australian interior to the East, and 6000 miles of ocean to the West, before you hit Africa.

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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 6:40 pm

i live on the East side of the country.
No isolation here.

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Post  sil on Fri May 20, 2011 10:03 pm

When I think of Australia it pops an image of a desert or an arid place on my mind
I've been told they're like Americans.
I used to see "Heartbreak High" when I was a teenager.
Don't know more.

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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 11:33 pm

guacamayo wrote:When I think of Australia it pops an image of a desert or an arid place on my mind
I've been told they're like Americans.
I used to see "Heartbreak High" when I was a teenager.
Don't know more.

it is a beautiful place, there are deserts but we also have some wonderful beaches, rainforests and mountains.

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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 11:43 pm

glasshouse mountains


snowy mountains hydro


bluemountains







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Post  tatiana on Fri May 20, 2011 11:47 pm








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Post  pinhedz on Sat May 21, 2011 12:46 am

I showed "The Man From Snowy River" to a bunch Russians in their frozen northland, and they thought it was Awesome.

They especially liked when the handsome lad says to the girl: "I bet your mother was beautiful--like you."

And the girl says (rather coldly): "Spacibo, miliy sudar'."


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Post  tatiana on Sat May 21, 2011 1:20 am

that would be Sigrid Thornton.






i am trying to post another picture of her, from the snowy river movie...she is beautiful

but Photobucket is not doing as i need. Mad

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Post  ISN on Sat May 21, 2011 2:19 am

well, it doesn't have the anarchy and richness of Spanish culture......but it's a very pleasant and lovely place to live......

the best thing about it is the diversity where Europeans and people from all over the world live in relative harmony

I probably have a lot more to say about it but I'm just going through this European phase right now.....

I used to pine for America and Canada - now I pine for Europe.....

and I want Torin to be introduced to Spain and France and Italy...(and both of us to Greece)

he's fluent in Spanish and learns Italian at school

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sat May 21, 2011 2:35 am

tatiana wrote:glasshouse mountains


snowy mountains hydro


bluemountains







Looks like everywhere else in the world, to be honest. Even shitty England still has some nice scenery.

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Post  Doc Watson on Sat May 21, 2011 10:38 am

It is a land of amazing contrasts
Densely populated cities...... sparsely settled inland areas
Snowy Mountains ........ Huge Dry Deserts
Settlements more Anglo Saxon than most of England........... Areas more international than many other cities
Some incredible wild life .............Lots of introduced pests.
I could go on and on but you get the idea . For example there are areas like Tully where it rains nearly 200 days a year and other places where rain may not be seen upwards of 5 years.

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Post  pinhedz on Sat May 21, 2011 10:46 am

I will get there sometime (after I retire, I reckon), but right now my impressions are these (tho Jagger's accent is probably wrong):




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Post  Doc Watson on Sat May 21, 2011 11:00 am

I have always thought Jagger did a passable version of the song.
It was not however a classic movie.

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sat May 21, 2011 11:40 am

Doc Watson wrote:It is a land of amazing contrasts
Densely populated cities...... sparsely settled inland areas
Snowy Mountains ........ Huge Dry Deserts
Settlements more Anglo Saxon than most of England........... Areas more international than many other cities
Some incredible wild life .............Lots of introduced pests.
I could go on and on but you get the idea . For example there are areas like Tully where it rains nearly 200 days a year and other places where rain may not be seen upwards of 5 years.

Sounds the same as every other place

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Post  tatiana on Sat May 21, 2011 12:20 pm

Hard to please little soul, aren't you, Hi-Top Paladin? Rolling Eyes Smile


Looks like everywhere else in the world, to be honest. Even shitty England still has some nice scenery
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Sounds the same as every other place



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Post  Doc Watson on Sat May 21, 2011 1:17 pm

Paladin wrote:
Doc Watson wrote:It is a land of amazing contrasts
Densely populated cities...... sparsely settled inland areas
Snowy Mountains ........ Huge Dry Deserts
Settlements more Anglo Saxon than most of England........... Areas more international than many other cities
Some incredible wild life .............Lots of introduced pests.
I could go on and on but you get the idea . For example there are areas like Tully where it rains nearly 200 days a year and other places where rain may not be seen upwards of 5 years.

Sounds the same as every other place
You can say that about every country , but it ignore what is really there and unique features . I thought England was great when I went there in 2007.

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Post  tatiana on Sat May 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Strawberry Jam wrote:This thread is about the country whose Aborigines play those weird didgeridoodelioh thingies, right?


lol!

that's the place....

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Post  tatiana on Sat May 21, 2011 4:59 pm

Strawberry Jam wrote:How does it feel to be so landlocked and all?

Landlocked.....my Friend, I have the interwebs, I can go anywhere. study Cool

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