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What makes Australia such a shithole? Let us count the ways!

I'll start:

Australia's internet is slower than even Kenya, Russia and Hungary, ranking 50th place on the most recent global ladder of internet speeds. And that's after $38 BILLION was spent by the government to provide "high speed" internet.

The costs of the country's substandard broadband network are stark.
replies 323Dec 1, 2017 12:37 PM +00:00

I say this on every Australia shithole thread, so I might as well say it again.

Racist, trashy, drunken redneck fools. And that accent! It makes my ears bleed.

Horrible, horrible people.

replies 1Dec 1, 2017 12:43 PM +00:00

G'day Mate!!
--Huntsman Spider
replies 2Dec 1, 2017 12:44 PM +00:00

We've never liked them.

--The Bolivians
replies 3Dec 1, 2017 12:45 PM +00:00

Knock Knock
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Australia was home to 15 of the hottest places on earth. Hay, in the New South Wales south-west, had the world's highest temperature of 47.5 degrees on Saturday. Sydney' west was 47C.
Mail Online
replies 5Dec 1, 2017 12:46 PM +00:00

Two words: Crocodile Dundee.

For that, they can never be forgiven!
replies 6Dec 1, 2017 12:46 PM +00:00

I would move there HAPPILY.

In fact, I said that to someone yesterday.

replies 7Dec 1, 2017 12:47 PM +00:00

95 percent of the country is uninhabitable wasteland.

The other 5% is a cultural wasteland.

That makes it a 100% garbage dump.

replies 8Dec 1, 2017 12:47 PM +00:00
I would move there HAPPILY

Okay, bye!

replies 9Dec 1, 2017 12:48 PM +00:00

Missing ozone layer.

replies 10Dec 1, 2017 12:49 PM +00:00

Where would you live that you think is better?

replies 11Dec 1, 2017 12:49 PM +00:00

Tasmanian Devils!!

The odd Tasmanian devil has a huge head to power its massive jaws. It also has an unsettling array of sounds. More Animal Oddities : SAT MARCH 15 9P et/pt : ...
replies 12Dec 1, 2017 12:50 PM +00:00

They're all asleep right now, so keep ripping on them before they wake up!

replies 13Dec 1, 2017 12:51 PM +00:00

It's almost 8am Saturday in Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne now.

replies 14Dec 1, 2017 12:53 PM +00:00

Happy Families!!

New disturbing secrets have emerged that shed more light on what happened in the remote homestead discovered in a picturesque New South Wales valley.
Mail Online
--Not the OP but adding way too much (r2,3,5,12 etc)
replies 15Dec 1, 2017 12:53 PM +00:00

I love Australian men! Handsome, sunny attitudes, big dicks, and great fucks.
replies 16Dec 1, 2017 12:55 PM +00:00

Are you American? Sorry, you can find tons more disturbing stuff in the US or other countries.

Nothing lifts a spirit more than spending some time down under.
replies 17Dec 1, 2017 12:56 PM +00:00

If Net Neutrality is passed, and it will, you'll have slow internet if you're not with the right company.

replies 18Dec 1, 2017 12:58 PM +00:00

They're awake.

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replies 19Dec 1, 2017 12:59 PM +00:00

Assholes didn't pass marriage equality until this year.

Millenia behind the rest of the civilized world!

replies 20Dec 1, 2017 12:59 PM +00:00

Nicole Kidman never sleeps, R19.

She's a vampire.

replies 21Dec 1, 2017 1:00 PM +00:00

The most beautiful country? get real.

replies 22Dec 1, 2017 1:00 PM +00:00
VIEWERS of SBS-TV’S Struggle Street have slammed the treatment of character Norma Boyd, after more than 20 police stormed and removed the single mum from her dilapidated Brisbane house.
replies 23Dec 1, 2017 1:02 PM +00:00

Who needs these in the car?

A woman in Australia was driving home from work when she glanced up at her visor and spotted an enormous spider. She continued driving for 20 minutes, becaus...
replies 24Dec 1, 2017 1:12 PM +00:00

Well I spent three weeks there and had a fabulous time. And it IS beautiful.

Why the shade?

replies 25Dec 1, 2017 1:12 PM +00:00

Racism is a national pastime in Oz.
replies 26Dec 1, 2017 1:14 PM +00:00

R6, I will never forgive them for Yahoo Serious.
replies 27Dec 1, 2017 1:18 PM +00:00

It's basically what the British working and underclass would make if they were given their own country without middle and upper class people to add the gloss. It's a lot like the US in that respect, only with less money.

replies 28Dec 1, 2017 1:19 PM +00:00

Don't they have health insurance for all their citizens? If so, that is saying something. The USA has done a poor job of providing health care for its citizens.

replies 29Dec 1, 2017 1:21 PM +00:00

There are umpteen million things that can kill you?

replies 30Dec 1, 2017 1:24 PM +00:00
There are umpteen million things that can kill you

Yeah, and most of them are in Australia.

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replies 32Dec 1, 2017 1:31 PM +00:00

I'd need free health care after getting bitten by the crazy fauna of the place.

Sharks, spiders, crocs, deadly octopus, taipan, box jellyfish, irukandji jellyfish, giant centipede, paralysis ticks....even poisonous snails.

Fuck that.

replies 33Dec 1, 2017 1:43 PM +00:00

Someone got dumped by an Australian.

replies 34Dec 1, 2017 1:45 PM +00:00
They discovered thousands of tiny bites on the teen's legs, almost as if he had been pricked with a pin repeatedly. There was also a massive amount of blood.
replies 35Dec 1, 2017 1:46 PM +00:00

Please...a shithole produced this voice?

Doing justice to the McCartney classic. Studio recording. This little lady just makes my heart crumble!
replies 36Dec 1, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

You ungrateful cunts, after all we've given you.
--NO kisses, Olivia
replies 37Dec 1, 2017 2:03 PM +00:00

Fuck you, Olivia!

Go look for your missing dead husband.

replies 38Dec 1, 2017 2:04 PM +00:00

R37 Olivia Newton-John is BRITISH!

replies 39Dec 1, 2017 2:05 PM +00:00

R8 Good work Kiwi, you can't even say your vowels like proper people.

Fush! Fush! Fush!

You've muddled your vowels just to appease the Maoris. Sad.

replies 40Dec 1, 2017 2:07 PM +00:00
Our human rights scorecard will be reviewed by the UN this week. It leaves a lot to be desired, writes delegate Hannah McGlade.
ABC News
replies 41Dec 1, 2017 2:08 PM +00:00

Muddling vowels to appease Maoris?

Could you expand on that?

replies 42Dec 1, 2017 2:08 PM +00:00
Could you expand on that?

Ebsolyutelee wahn hahndreed perseeynt!

replies 43Dec 1, 2017 2:13 PM +00:00

Melanie Lynskey is a perfect example of that atrocious Kiwi accent. Ugh.

As a high schooler, Melanie Lynskey came to international attention in her first screen role, playing Pauline Parker in Sir Peter Jackson's Oscar-nominated f...
replies 44Dec 1, 2017 2:18 PM +00:00

R42 Okay, so the NZ accent is well known for mixing up its vowels. For example, fish and chips, spoken in Kiwi, becomes 'fush and chups'.

Where does this come from? When the British settled in New Zealand, and started teaching the Maoris English, the Maoris had difficulty with the vowels. So to make things easier for the Maoris, and to lead by example, exchanged the difficult vowels with what was less difficult for the Maoris. Hence, 'fish' was hard to say for the Maoris, and became 'fush' instead. And so, what became a way to integrate the Maoris, became the standard New Zealand English, which is still spoken to this day.

replies 45Dec 1, 2017 2:20 PM +00:00

You call?

3,527 Likes, 54 Comments - David Harris (@davidharrisoz) on Instagram: “Leaning up is in full swing. Calorie output vs calorie input. And a healthy dose of exercise thrown…”
replies 46Dec 1, 2017 2:23 PM +00:00

I'm with Muriel.
replies 47Dec 1, 2017 2:24 PM +00:00

Interesting, r45.

I don’t approve of lowering standards for minorities.

replies 48Dec 1, 2017 2:26 PM +00:00
I'm with Muriel.


--And I'm getting married!
replies 49Dec 1, 2017 2:27 PM +00:00

I lived in Sydney for two years. I LOVED it. Amazing city.

But Australia has never been quick with new technology. I heard they didn't even get color TV until the late 70s!

replies 50Dec 1, 2017 2:29 PM +00:00

Kiwi and Australian accents are cute

replies 51Dec 1, 2017 2:32 PM +00:00

R50 Australia didn't get cable in my town until the very late 1990s (shortly before I left).

replies 52Dec 1, 2017 2:32 PM +00:00

Oh no, they've woken up ----> looking at R52 ---->

replies 53Dec 1, 2017 2:34 PM +00:00

Really, OP?
replies 54Dec 1, 2017 2:34 PM +00:00
replies 55Dec 1, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00

Ugh, I used to work with a Kiwi in PACU. She would shout at the patients,

Hullo! Moy nime eeze SHAYrrin. Oim Share on! Shairrrrrun!

She was so loud it hurt my ears. She was also a near-midget. She had to use a step stool in order to be face-to-face with patients lying in stretchers.

replies 56Dec 1, 2017 3:09 PM +00:00

Enough, R56!

This thread about why Australia is such a shithole.

Now back on track!

replies 57Dec 1, 2017 3:11 PM +00:00

I hate Australian and Kiwi accents, they're ugly. South African accent is ugly too.

replies 58Dec 1, 2017 3:58 PM +00:00

Everyone has skin cancer by the time they're six. You can't go outside without being covered in flies.

replies 59Dec 1, 2017 4:04 PM +00:00

What's with the flies over there? Yuck.

replies 60Dec 1, 2017 4:38 PM +00:00
Everyone has skin cancer by the time they're six

People from the British Isles were never meant to live in such a harsh and sunny climate.

Think about the original inhabitants of Australia - the Aborigines - and how dark their skin is. Then take some of the fairest people on the planet, and put them in that environment.

It just doesn't work.
replies 61Dec 1, 2017 4:51 PM +00:00

Well r61, that's why it was a punishment.

replies 62Dec 1, 2017 4:53 PM +00:00
Assholes didn't pass marriage equality until this year. Millenia behind the rest of the civilized world!

Israel is next.

replies 63Dec 1, 2017 5:04 PM +00:00

R18, if net neutrality is repealed. Not "passed."

replies 64Dec 1, 2017 5:06 PM +00:00

How is "no" two syllables?

replies 65Dec 1, 2017 5:09 PM +00:00

So beautiful.

hey guy just a quike vid on housos enjoy
replies 66Dec 1, 2017 5:27 PM +00:00

We prefer housosexual, R66.

replies 67Dec 1, 2017 5:30 PM +00:00

Well they're way ahead of us in gun control and health care so...

--Countries in glass houses.
replies 68Dec 2, 2017 9:02 AM +00:00

Yes, it’s just awful here.

Please American friends, for your own sakes! - stay away.

Really, you’ll hate it. Best you vacation in Florida (again!) this year instead. Disneyworld his this world showcase thing so you can actually do a sampling of the best the whole planet had to offer - without ever having to use a passport!

It’s truly amazing. And the other people you’ll meet there are great people. The best.

Now that’s culture!

replies 69Dec 2, 2017 11:09 AM +00:00

Aboriginals are so damn ugly. I feel sorry for them.

--60yo eldergay who can pass for 25
replies 70Dec 2, 2017 11:20 AM +00:00

Agree, r70. The government should sponsor plastic surgery for them.

I’m not even kidding.

replies 71Dec 2, 2017 11:29 AM +00:00

Lol R34

replies 72Dec 2, 2017 11:33 AM +00:00

R70 Not all of them. Some are incredibly attractive, especially the Koori boys from the south, or the olive skinned peoples from tropical Broome. Many of the hot ones are also gay.
replies 73Dec 2, 2017 11:38 AM +00:00

You cannot tell me that guy isn’t mixed with white, r73.

Get real.

replies 74Dec 2, 2017 11:47 AM +00:00

Spectacular Aussie butt:

3,125 Likes, 62 Comments - Josh Dzufer (@joshdzufer) on Instagram: “leaving Bali mood”
replies 75Dec 2, 2017 11:57 AM +00:00

In action:

2,686 Likes, 62 Comments - Josh Dzufer (@joshdzufer) on Instagram: “Bali blues ????????????”
replies 76Dec 2, 2017 11:57 AM +00:00

R74 He may be. His name is Casey Conway and is a rugby player, also gay. It doesn't always make much sense to say "mixed" in reference to Australian Aboriginal as they are very diverse, and have exchanged genes with Polynesians, Maori and Sri Lankans. Also Spanish, Dutch and English traders were shipwrecked off rocky the coasts over centuries, some survivors made it ashore and were adopted by the tribes where they had offspring with the women, some tribes are naturally lighter around these coastal areas.

replies 77Dec 2, 2017 12:04 PM +00:00

I love Aussies, love the beauty of Australia with its great contrasts: The stunning outback starkness against lush, coastal regions. Love their esoteric, contemplative film and other arts, contrasted against an incredibly laid-back Aussie brand of humor. Australia also churns out hot pieces of masculine goodness year after year.
--Can't complain about Australia
replies 78Dec 2, 2017 12:07 PM +00:00

Another example of a good looking Aboriginal boy - Jason Collard from Perth.
replies 79Dec 2, 2017 12:24 PM +00:00

All these "good-looking" abos are mixed.

replies 80Dec 2, 2017 12:26 PM +00:00

I love AU. We spent two months there last winter and are returning for 2.5 months this year.

replies 81Dec 2, 2017 1:26 PM +00:00

R80 the word that you used is just as offensive in Australia as the N word is in the States. The stupidity and racism on this board is getting out of hand.

replies 82Dec 2, 2017 1:57 PM +00:00

Yeah, was just about to point that out R82. R80, please understand that what you wrote is very offensive in Australia. The racism in this thread by non-Australians is ironic and sad.

replies 83Dec 2, 2017 2:50 PM +00:00

their dollar is crap

replies 84Dec 2, 2017 3:00 PM +00:00

They have more vampires per capita than anyplace except New Zealand.

replies 85Dec 2, 2017 3:02 PM +00:00

They are jealous of USA.

replies 86Dec 2, 2017 3:06 PM +00:00

no one is jealous of the USA

especially not Australia

replies 87Dec 2, 2017 3:10 PM +00:00

r87, lol sure. How's your economy doing ? How is your culture ?

replies 88Dec 2, 2017 3:49 PM +00:00

The Philosophy Zone is a good show on Australian radio

replies 89Dec 2, 2017 3:52 PM +00:00

With continuous economic expansion, quarter on quarter, since 1991, the Australian economy is doing rather well you idiot.

I’d try and explain “culture” to you, but you’re barely literate - “lol” indeed. What are you, twelve?

replies 90Dec 2, 2017 4:26 PM +00:00
replies 91Dec 2, 2017 4:35 PM +00:00

their dingoes take your babies (but luckily I got Cannes Best Actress for that)

replies 92Dec 2, 2017 4:38 PM +00:00

With continuous economic expansion, quarter on quarter, since 1991, the Australian economy is doing rather well you idiot.

The Aussie dollar is way less than the USA dollar! fact you dumb kangaroo.

replies 93Dec 2, 2017 4:54 PM +00:00

If their dollar is so bad, is it cheap to vacation there?

replies 94Dec 2, 2017 5:03 PM +00:00

Goodness! This thread is a Fox News wreck! I'd rather travel halfway around the world to not get shot at a music fest,mall,church or school! Even if I did get shot at one of those places without health insurance in another country the cost of fixing me would not bankrupt my family! Dumbest thread ever!

replies 95Dec 2, 2017 5:47 PM +00:00

R93 if you think that one precludes the other then you have no idea...

But you’re an American, so that fits!

replies 96Dec 2, 2017 7:00 PM +00:00

This is crazy
replies 97Dec 2, 2017 7:06 PM +00:00

Oh my god, 97 replies and not one single mention of Satan Himself, OLd Man Murdoch, destroyer of worlds?

He's the worst thing in the UNIVERSE, let alone Australia.

And Aus accents should be banned by Geneva Convention.

--They are the worst
replies 98Dec 2, 2017 7:20 PM +00:00

Jason Collard, R79 is octaroon. It's idiotic to pretend that he and Brenton Thwaites etc aren't because it does NO help to the GENUINE full-blooded Indigenous people such as myself

--David Gulpilil
replies 99Dec 2, 2017 7:26 PM +00:00

You are VERY out of date R98. That successful man, Murdoch, is a proud, American citizen.

replies 100Dec 2, 2017 7:27 PM +00:00

OP = Evo Morales

replies 101Dec 2, 2017 7:36 PM +00:00

R69 you don't have to sell us, no one wants to go to Australia and listen to the abortion of an accent you have there, or deal with 5ft wide spiders, venomous everything, and horrible hell like weather.

replies 102Dec 2, 2017 7:36 PM +00:00

Oz is not a shithole so much as dead boring. As one Yank put it, twice as dead as a cemetery. A cultural blandness and sameness insuring that today was just like yesterday and tomorrow will be just like today. Bigotry and racism are rampant because there's no impetus to change and anyway, Aussies love the status quo. And the most annoying Aussie upspeak, ending every sentence with a questioning tone, because they're are so unsure and insecure, that constant validation is required.

replies 103Dec 2, 2017 7:41 PM +00:00

I backpacked solo there for 4 months and it was an awesome. I rarely ran into other Americans which was odd but the Oz folk I met were cool af. One told me a funny self-deprecating joke-

What's the difference between Australia and a cup of yogurt?

The yogurt has more culture.

replies 104Dec 2, 2017 8:11 PM +00:00

Australian's have had no choice but to celebrate their blandness. It has become the culture in itself.

1992 sketch from the Australian comedy series Fast Forward - a parody of the talent show New Faces, hosted by Bert Newton (Peter Moon). Contestant Margaret B...
replies 105Dec 2, 2017 8:13 PM +00:00

^ I love Margaret. She is an Expressive Dancer.

And her husband is a hunk o'spunk

replies 106Dec 2, 2017 8:18 PM +00:00

remember this?

(HQ audio and Video DVD rip Tunnel Vision )
replies 107Dec 2, 2017 8:19 PM +00:00
Jason Collard, [R79] is octaroon. It's idiotic to pretend that he and Brenton Thwaites etc aren't because it does NO help to the GENUINE full-blooded Indigenous people such as myself

Sorry if that's offensive to you. True, full-blooded Australian Aborigines are quite rare in the capital cities. Except in the larger towns like Alice Springs. It's quite surprising to city folks when they see a true Aboriginal Elder visiting. They do stand out with a very royal quality, peaceful, noble.

Where I spent many years in inner city Australia they were always many, many unbelievably good looking "octaroon's" (A quadroon has 25 per cent Aboriginal 'blood' and an octaroon only 12). They were literally everywhere. Tall, hot, athletic, just like those guys. Mostly very friendly; but rather low-key. Not all over social media but that is starting to change.

replies 108Dec 2, 2017 9:18 PM +00:00
It's quite surprising to city folks when they see a true Aboriginal Elder visiting. They do stand out with a very royal quality, peaceful, noble.

City Aussies ignore Koories just as they ignore stray cats and dogs. Country and Outback Aussies treat Koories like stray cats and dogs.

replies 109Dec 2, 2017 9:26 PM +00:00

Exposing another enormous problem in the Aboriginal community: The HUGE amount of prejudice that exists between full-blooded and part-blooded.

replies 110Dec 2, 2017 9:35 PM +00:00

Hey, hats off to the people who first invented the worlds first record of visual images:

Archaeologists are hoping a study of rock art in the Kimberley region will confirm the images are among the oldest in the world.
ABC News
replies 111Dec 2, 2017 9:53 PM +00:00

Universal health care and we don’t have a fascist as head of state.

End of discussion.

replies 112Dec 2, 2017 10:45 PM +00:00

Don't forget Our Girl Gina:

GINA Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting doubled profits in 2016-17 to more than $1 billion as the Roy Hill mine finally hit full tilt, iron ore prices rose and a $190 million donation towards building a hospital in Darwin was refunded.
replies 113Dec 2, 2017 10:46 PM +00:00

They have the best tennis Grand Slam of the four! I love Australia. Yes they mat be racists but no more than in the U.S. Or Great Britain.

replies 114Dec 2, 2017 10:54 PM +00:00

Bloody love Aussie. Great bunch of lads. Would rather have them as a neighbour than any other country.

--Shay - run!
replies 115Dec 2, 2017 10:57 PM +00:00

Slow internet? No worries, mate. Just take a chug of beer.

replies 116Dec 2, 2017 11:09 PM +00:00

I've visited Australia a dozen times, it is far more racist than the UK. The cost of living is also appallingly high. The suburbs are ugly, and monotonous. Internet awful, television crappy.

--Anon but...
replies 117Dec 2, 2017 11:15 PM +00:00

Yeah but...

We didn’t elect Donald Trump to lead us.


replies 118Dec 2, 2017 11:23 PM +00:00

The Australians I have met seem friendly and nice

replies 119Dec 2, 2017 11:25 PM +00:00

Like Bob and Cheryl

Fast Forward's Bob & Cheryl Ugly are interviewed by Jana about their proposed revised census form.
replies 120Dec 2, 2017 11:31 PM +00:00

OP sounds like a Ruskie troll who's desperately trying to turn the attention away from a real shithole.

replies 121Dec 2, 2017 11:47 PM +00:00

The Aussies are incredibly patronising about the Brits, they still have a chip on their shoulder about transportation.

replies 122Dec 3, 2017 1:22 AM +00:00

Life in Australia

From the Film australia Collection. Made by the Commonwealth Film Unit 1966. Directed by Joe Scully. A picture of life in the New South Wales capital of Sydn...
replies 123Dec 3, 2017 1:40 AM +00:00

What's not to like?
replies 124Dec 3, 2017 2:42 AM +00:00
we don’t have a fascist as head of state.

Just a country full of fascists.

--Oz - Bigoted one day, Racist the next.
replies 125Dec 3, 2017 3:03 AM +00:00

I'd rather New Zealand than Australia. At least their summers won't kill you.

replies 126Dec 3, 2017 3:04 AM +00:00

But our earthquakes will.

replies 127Dec 3, 2017 3:10 AM +00:00

Australia is shockingly expensive. I don't know how they get a reputation for drinking when alcohol is so costly here.

replies 128Dec 3, 2017 3:13 AM +00:00

Remember Back in the 80s when Australia seemed quirky, exotic, and appealing? Now we know it's really boring, racist, and lame.

--Pepperidge Farm remembers...
replies 129Dec 3, 2017 3:42 AM +00:00

Melbourne has been ranked the world's #1 most livable city for seven years in a row now. Can't be THAT bad, right?

replies 130Dec 3, 2017 4:23 AM +00:00
Can't be THAT bad, right?

Wrong! You can live, but you'll be bored to death and beyond.

--ex Melburnian
replies 131Dec 3, 2017 4:34 AM +00:00

Why are the Aborigines so chubby and scraggly while the Maoris are so beefy and handsome?

replies 132Dec 3, 2017 4:53 AM +00:00

Beefy! Handsome?

BTW, there are no full-blood Maoris left in New Zealand. All are some degree of Pakeha.
replies 133Dec 3, 2017 5:19 AM +00:00
while the Maoris are so beefy and handsome

replies 134Dec 3, 2017 5:27 AM +00:00

R134 Interesting how the only aborigines and maoris that DL considers hot are the ones who are 95% white. DL's white supremacy shines through once again. Also to be seen on any thread on here about Asians.

replies 135Dec 3, 2017 5:36 AM +00:00

R98, yes, but that shithole of a country gave us Murdoch, who went on to spread his Nazi worldview everywhere he went.

And r112, do NOT talk about fascism when your precious Murdoch started the fascist media wing of the new and improved Nazi party.

replies 136Dec 3, 2017 5:39 AM +00:00
replies 137Dec 3, 2017 6:20 AM +00:00

There is nothing exotic about Australia, you fly for a million hours and you land somewhere that could basically be America.

New Zealand is a better vacation, truly gorgeous in parts. Most of Aus is a desert.

replies 138Dec 3, 2017 7:01 AM +00:00

Yes r138 everyone knows that NOW, but in the 80s the world was a bigger place and most Americans weren't familiar with Australia at all, so it seemed exotic. Those days are long gone.

--Who can it be now?
replies 139Dec 3, 2017 8:30 AM +00:00

R139 I think it's mystical and beautiful. Plus, The Hemsworths.

replies 140Dec 3, 2017 8:32 AM +00:00

The Australians are causing all the problems.

--Nell Harper
replies 141Dec 3, 2017 8:34 AM +00:00

R140 you must never have been there, go. You'll change your opinion quickly.

replies 142Dec 3, 2017 8:37 AM +00:00

the most homophobic white country in the world!!!

--Africa and Muslim countries are worse, BUT
replies 143Dec 3, 2017 3:20 PM +00:00

Russia says hello, R143.

replies 144Dec 3, 2017 3:22 PM +00:00

r144- Russia, Russia, Russia

--scapegoat and irrational
replies 145Dec 3, 2017 3:24 PM +00:00

It's true though. None of your flouncing will change that.

replies 146Dec 3, 2017 3:25 PM +00:00

This is Russia for you! R145

They are more goat-like that the Arabs and Afghanis

replies 147Dec 3, 2017 3:27 PM +00:00

Pauline Hanson t-shirts

replies 148Dec 3, 2017 9:06 PM +00:00

I can't believe a country that gave us Helen Reddy and Germaine Greer also gave us that prejudiced old bat, R148.

replies 149Dec 3, 2017 9:07 PM +00:00
replies 150Dec 4, 2017 5:27 AM +00:00

Peter Weir has never gotten the appreciation I think he deserves. He's probably my favorite director. He has an incredible way of translating a emotional mood through actor performances that never seems contrived.

He can put you in a dream state feeling, a lost in time feeling, he's one of the few directors who has aced satire without delivering it with cynicism, he can communicate the mindset of people who are suicidal or making risky choices by translating their transported-out-of-the-moment state to the screen...he's excellent.

replies 151Dec 4, 2017 5:34 AM +00:00

R151 "...[an] emotional mood..."

replies 152Dec 4, 2017 5:35 AM +00:00

Talk about glass houses

Kenya's data connection speed in the first quarter of 2017 was almost twice as fast as the global average.
replies 153Dec 4, 2017 6:32 AM +00:00
There is nothing exotic about Australia, you fly for a million hours and you land somewhere that could basically be America.

Well, both countries, as they are today, were founded by transplanted Anglo-Saxons. But while one became a cultural wasteland, failing to produce any sort of original art form (no such thing as an original Australian music genre). The other created jazz, the blues, rock n roll, soul, rhythm and blues, gospel, country, rap/hip hop etc. Granted these art forms came about due to the marrying European and African cultures (worked elsewhere in the Americas as well with Salsa, Samba, Tango, Reggae, Calypso cultures) missing a key ingredient but still, lack of blacks isn't excuse enough for such a country where people went to achieve their dreams becoming so bland and unoriginal.

replies 154Dec 4, 2017 6:53 AM +00:00

You are just ignorant because Australian has produced a lot of writers and quality filmmakers, too.

replies 155Dec 4, 2017 7:01 AM +00:00
Most of Aus is a desert.


replies 156Dec 4, 2017 7:05 AM +00:00

R155 conveniently ignores the fact that Aussies only "made good" when they left Oz and went elsewhere. Tall poppy syndrome, don't you know.

replies 157Dec 4, 2017 7:09 AM +00:00

Nope, not true. R157. The ones that went to the US made schlock.

replies 158Dec 4, 2017 7:14 AM +00:00

Are there no good playing acting jobs down under... why do they have to keep sending their "talents" to US?!

replies 159Dec 4, 2017 7:14 AM +00:00

Yeah, by blowing the Murdoch boys, r155

replies 160Dec 4, 2017 7:14 AM +00:00

‘Weak scripts, depressing subject matter, art-house films.’ That’s the stereotype of an Australian film, right? For years, we’ve been told that Australian filmmakers’ obsession with failed comedies and “miserable, suicidal, preaching tragedies” — in which, say, a housing commission resident in Redfern gets an abortion, goes on methadone, and converts to Islam — is the problem with our film industry. We’ve repeated this mantra to ourselves and to each other, and read it in countless op-eds to the point where it’s barely questioned.

Australia's failure to compete with Hollywood is not the fault of our actors, writers and production teams. The problem is distribution.
replies 161Dec 4, 2017 7:19 AM +00:00
no one is jealous of the USA
especially not Australia
replies 162Dec 4, 2017 7:25 AM +00:00
Australia's inferiority complex is alive and well and needs to change before we lose our best and brightest, writes Timoshenko Aslanides.
Independent Australia
replies 163Dec 4, 2017 7:26 AM +00:00

The whole Australia population = 24 million, around the population of Shanghai... No wonder they live in fear of the Chinese and the rest of Asia.

replies 164Dec 4, 2017 7:30 AM +00:00

Australia is huge, but only 10% of it is even considered inhabitable.

replies 165Dec 4, 2017 7:33 AM +00:00

IT’S one of the most remote cities on the planet, but it has become a hunting ground for serial killers with an awful death toll.

IT’S one of the most remote cities on earth, yet no less than four serial killers and suspected serial killers have chosen Perth as their hunting ground since the 1980s.
replies 166Dec 4, 2017 7:37 AM +00:00

R164, their security has been underwritten since the 1930s by the US Pacific Fleet. In fact the Battle of the Coral Sea (a very bloody battle for the US Navy) was fought to prevent Japanese attacks on Australia.

The Australian Navy is less than 50 ships, 13 of which are patrol craft. That's not what has protected Australia's shores for decades. Australia has been protected by the 200+ ships of the US Pacific Fleet.

They know this, and know how important the US is to Australia. Look at their newspapers and even when our government is not off the rails (as it is currently) the US is all over the front page. When's the last time Australia was on the front page of US papers?

This explains the extreme vitriol that the US engenders in Australians. But the really fun part will be if and when the US withdraws from the Pacific and the Chinese move in to fill the vacuum. Just wait until the Australians get a load of the Chinese. Ask Hong Kong., mates .

replies 167Dec 4, 2017 7:39 AM +00:00

Americans , sorry you cannot lecture anywhere else when it comes to serial killers. Or for that matter serial killers, spree killers, and mass murderers

replies 168Dec 4, 2017 7:39 AM +00:00

R167 When Australia does something worth noting, it'll show up on the front page of overseas newspapers. Until then...
replies 169Dec 4, 2017 7:44 AM +00:00

Quite right r168, I was about to post that myself. You don't read the news and see that an Australian has gunned down hundreds of people with a machine gun.

Although we certainly don't have a monopoly on serial killers.

replies 170Dec 4, 2017 7:44 AM +00:00
AUSTRALIANS are shooting each other less and stabbing each other more.
replies 171Dec 4, 2017 7:45 AM +00:00

The US Has Had The Western World's Worst Rate Of Homicide For At Least 60 Years

replies 172Dec 4, 2017 7:48 AM +00:00

Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds.

New study of 23 high-income nations finds huge differences in gun-related homicides, suicides
replies 173Dec 4, 2017 7:50 AM +00:00

R167 Hong Kong is fine. It is being integrated back into China as it should be. Those who want to leave can go to Australia and be discriminated against.

replies 174Dec 4, 2017 7:51 AM +00:00

In wealthy nations of the Western world, U.S. leads, by far, in gun homicides

On an average day, 27 people die by gunshot homicide in the United States. 
replies 175Dec 4, 2017 7:51 AM +00:00
[R167] Hong Kong is fine.

It sends its love!

Will the territory’s new leader, Carrie Lam, stand up to its meddling?
The Economist
replies 176Dec 4, 2017 7:54 AM +00:00

R176 HK was never a "free" or "democratic" under Colonial rule, but that's hard for some people to understand. It's tougher now for the anti-Communist people to operate, as it should be, since the PRC is in charge. People who don't like it should leave. That's what the 50 year adjustment period is for. There are still 30 years left.

replies 177Dec 4, 2017 7:58 AM +00:00

R177 In fact, Australia is a prefect place for them to go to become second class citizens.

replies 178Dec 4, 2017 8:00 AM +00:00
People who don't like it should leave.

Thank you, comrade.

--Later today DL will be blocked in the worker's paradise
replies 179Dec 4, 2017 8:54 AM +00:00

R179 People have been leaving HK for decades. Many who leave get their green cards and come back to HK to make money. It's part of the HK culture. Guess some of them can't make a decent living in white democratic paradise.

replies 180Dec 4, 2017 9:03 AM +00:00

Look at how triggered r180 is when it's pointed out that the thuggish one-party violence and totalitarianism of the PRC is gradually expanding to HK as well.

replies 181Dec 4, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

There are many reasons to hate America, such their current president, but the country that contributed such art to the world will always get a pass. Slightly above Kylie Minnogue.

Jazz•Street / Nina Simone - I put a spell on you
replies 182Dec 4, 2017 9:07 AM +00:00
There are many reasons to hate America,

That must be why America has a larger immigrant population than any other country on earth -- because it's such a terrible place. lol

Meanwhile, the number of people emigrating from Australia has doubled over the past five years.

replies 183Dec 4, 2017 9:16 AM +00:00

Mind you, Trump is the norm in Oz. Everyone of their Prime Ministers, save perhaps Kevin Rudd, is cut from the same cloth.

replies 184Dec 4, 2017 9:26 AM +00:00
You are just ignorant because Australian has produced a lot of writers and quality filmmakers, too.

Name one.

replies 185Dec 4, 2017 10:06 AM +00:00

This is for you, R150:

Song parody of Australian politician Pauline Hanson (of the One Nation Party) by drag artist Pauline Patnsdown (aka Simon Hunt). This song reached #10 on the...
replies 186Dec 4, 2017 11:49 AM +00:00

Australia is essentially living off its natural resources, and doesn't have much else in terms of manufacturing or technological sectors, making its economy very vulnerable, especially to China. Considering it a developed country based on its high per capita GDP is giving it too much credit. They may feel haughty towards their developing Asian neighbors with lower per capita GDP, but they haven't built up a well-rounded economy themselves.

replies 187Dec 4, 2017 12:08 PM +00:00

The broad Aussie accent makes one's ears bleed.

They're shockingly racist in some ways, such as selling those ghastly Golliwog dolls in places like post offices, airports, and hospital gift shops.

Does changing their name to 'Golly Dolls' make them any less offensive?
replies 188Dec 4, 2017 1:03 PM +00:00

^ But those Golliwog dolls were made here and shipped to everyone of my colonies,

--Xi Jinping, Supreme Commander of the Chinese Empire
replies 189Dec 4, 2017 1:16 PM +00:00

Australia has been ranked as the second-best country in the world for its quality of life by a UN report that assessed economic, education and life-expectancy data.

The nation's "Human Development Index" (HDI) was measured at 0.935 out of a maximum score of one, coming second to Norway and beating Switzerland, which has held on to third place in 2015's annual report.

For the second year in a row, Australia trails Norway as the best place in the world for quality of life, the UN says. Switzerland comes in third.
The Sydney Morning Herald
replies 190Dec 4, 2017 1:18 PM +00:00

R190 Until the bottom falls out of their economy.

replies 191Dec 4, 2017 1:25 PM +00:00
House prices in Australia's two biggest capital cities are between 25-30 per cent overvalued, according to a leading economist, but he only expects a 10 per cent fall.
ABC News
replies 192Dec 4, 2017 1:28 PM +00:00

Almost half of top US housing markets are 'overvalued'Almost half of top US housing markets are 'overvalued'

Prices are soaring, and incomes are not keeping pace.
replies 193Dec 4, 2017 1:33 PM +00:00

[R190] Until the bottom falls out of their economy.

This interesting (very long) article gives some insights into Australia's raw materials-driven economy.

Gina Rinehart is Australia’s richest—and most controversial—billionaire.
The New Yorker
replies 194Dec 4, 2017 1:33 PM +00:00

The economy of Metropolitan NYC is almost as large as Australia's economy.

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.
replies 195Dec 4, 2017 1:34 PM +00:00

It's cute that R193 thinks pointing to other countries somehow absolves Australia of its failings.

As prices in Australia’s biggest city surge, prospective tenants survey their options while resigning themselves to a life off the property ladder
the Guardian
replies 196Dec 4, 2017 1:35 PM +00:00

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more

Our society lags behind the rest of the developed world in education, health care, violence and more
Rolling Stone
replies 197Dec 4, 2017 1:36 PM +00:00

Life expectancy in America rivals Third World

According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. lags far behind Canada, Australia and swaths of Western Europe

According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. lags far behind Canada, Australia and swaths of Western Europe
replies 198Dec 4, 2017 1:37 PM +00:00

A global recession will take Australia down faster than any of the other developed countries.

replies 199Dec 4, 2017 1:37 PM +00:00

Americans Who Can’t Afford Their Homes Up 146 Percent

Over 38 million American households can't afford their housing, an increase of 146 percent in the past 16 years, according to a recent Harvard housing report.
NBC News
replies 200Dec 4, 2017 1:38 PM +00:00
replies 201Dec 4, 2017 1:38 PM +00:00
A global recession will take Australia down faster than any of the other developed countries.

The United States would face more problems than Australia

replies 202Dec 4, 2017 1:38 PM +00:00

You know you've lost the debate when all you can respond back with is "but America!"

replies 203Dec 4, 2017 1:40 PM +00:00

No it wouldn't r202. Do keep up.

replies 204Dec 4, 2017 1:40 PM +00:00

R202 The US can print money.

replies 205Dec 4, 2017 1:41 PM +00:00

There is a reason why The Walking Dead was set in the US

replies 206Dec 4, 2017 1:53 PM +00:00

You know you've lost the debate when you have to ignore all of the information on how the US is behind in education, health, life expectancy etc.

replies 207Dec 4, 2017 1:55 PM +00:00

This is what you get when you vote for Democrats to run up taxes on everything: a third-world America.

replies 208Dec 4, 2017 1:59 PM +00:00

R208 The deplorables are so bright, aren't they? LMAO

replies 209Dec 4, 2017 2:00 PM +00:00
At a rally in Omaha with Warren Buffett on 8/3/16, Hillary told a cheering crowd that she plans to raise taxes on the middle class.
replies 210Dec 4, 2017 4:02 PM +00:00
They have more vampires per capita than anyplace except New Zealand

And Nicole Kidman is their queen.
replies 211Dec 4, 2017 4:49 PM +00:00

R199 Australia has weathered every global economic downturn since 1991 with quarter on quarter growth over 26 years, including through the GFC. The only other country to do so is the Netherlands (“Holland” for you clueless Americans).

Try again, but stick to something that you understand. In which case you’d better avoid subjects such as universal healthcare and effective gun control. Oh, and the popular election of racist, stupid, misogynistic, sexist, bullying, bankrupt fascists.

replies 212Dec 4, 2017 5:08 PM +00:00

Australians are soooooooooooo funny when they get defensive.
replies 213Dec 4, 2017 5:10 PM +00:00

Their dollar is shit! as is their culture and people.

replies 214Dec 5, 2017 9:54 AM +00:00
The whole Australia population = 24 million, around the population of Shanghai... No wonder they live in fear of the Chinese and the rest of Asia.

Yeah, their population is less than half the size of of the small nation South Korea.

replies 215Dec 5, 2017 10:37 AM +00:00

Well, they've just approved gay marriage.

replies 216Dec 7, 2017 5:21 AM +00:00

Their military is a joke

replies 217Dec 7, 2017 10:09 AM +00:00

The US has Kardashians.

replies 218Dec 7, 2017 10:14 AM +00:00

I worry about the Australian biker gangs out there

"Remember the Knight Rider"
replies 219Dec 7, 2017 11:20 AM +00:00

Australia is the safest place after a nuclear war? True or False?

replies 220Dec 7, 2017 11:27 AM +00:00

Safe in a nuclear war is considered to be southern hemisphere places far away from America/Europe/Russia/Middle-e - ast

So Australia fits (as does New Zealand of course). But so does Argentia. Or South Africa.

replies 221Dec 7, 2017 11:35 AM +00:00
There is a reason why The Walking Dead was set in the US

I know, right? So that people would actually care about the story.

replies 222Dec 7, 2017 11:44 AM +00:00
Their military is a joke

Incredibly tiny because they know the loathed Americans are protecting them.

replies 223Dec 7, 2017 11:45 AM +00:00
This is what you get when you vote for Democrats to run up taxes on everything: a third-world America.

Funny how the same old men complaining about political correctness are the same ones who always voted for Democrats because they insisted more taxes would do the opposite of that.

replies 224Dec 7, 2017 11:46 AM +00:00
Incredibly tiny because they know the loathed Americans are protecting them.

We're the world's gay uncle who bails out wayward nieces and nephews.

replies 225Dec 7, 2017 11:46 AM +00:00

Well, r225, there's something in it for us as well, or at least the wealthy classes in America. Making all those aircraft carriers and helicopters and M4 rifles and billions of other things makes someone wealthy, and the US dominating the trade routes is doing the same thing.

But Australia is basically a client state of the US and that perhaps explains their resentment. Canada as well (Canada even more so).

replies 226Dec 7, 2017 11:49 AM +00:00

R224 Less taxes is 100% not going to do anything for sure, given the way Americans are conditioned to spend their money on useless shit. If Americans were savers, then less taxes might still be okay, but that would depend on how the banks leverage their money. As it is, tax is a moot point in a country made up of corrupt rich people, idiotic middle class, and clueless poor. It's stupid all the way down.

replies 227Dec 7, 2017 11:55 AM +00:00

They have to pay for $500 screwdrivers for the military industrial complex

replies 228Dec 7, 2017 12:01 PM +00:00

Their accents are horrid.

replies 229Dec 7, 2017 2:14 PM +00:00

That accent irritates them too. Current Australian Top 50 Singles Chart. Seems like they can't stand their own music acts down there.

Offsite Link
replies 230Dec 7, 2017 5:33 PM +00:00

Their accents are cute!

replies 231Dec 7, 2017 5:34 PM +00:00

No, their accents are grating.

replies 232Dec 7, 2017 6:03 PM +00:00

I'd be dead by now if I lived in the USA so I'll happily stay on in this shithole.

--Thank you decent public health system
replies 233Dec 7, 2017 6:30 PM +00:00

hanging out in Australia
replies 234Dec 7, 2017 6:38 PM +00:00

Mel Gibson was only sexy when he was Australian, or pretending to be an Australian.

replies 235Dec 7, 2017 6:38 PM +00:00

Mel is Australian because, like most of them, he's so unapologetically racist.

replies 236Dec 7, 2017 6:45 PM +00:00

Nicole Kidman is one of few Trump defenders in Hollywood. Not a surprise.

replies 237Dec 7, 2017 6:46 PM +00:00
Nicole Kidman is one of few Trump defenders in Hollywood

Gross. She always struck me as a racist.

Nicole KKKidman.

replies 238Dec 7, 2017 6:53 PM +00:00

No, Mel is really American which is why he is crazy

He only became a hit and a sex symbol when he was spoke in Australian accent

replies 239Dec 7, 2017 6:57 PM +00:00

R154 does make a really good point. And excellent choice linked by r182 that encapsulates true Americana and the starkness of the gulf. I’d like to hear an Australian’s take on their inability to create their own music.

replies 240Dec 7, 2017 6:58 PM +00:00

It's amusing that Americans are so oblivious to irony they'll endlessly bleat about how racist people of other countries are, when their own wealth, health, education, and incarceration disparities between black and white are nothing to be proud of. I guess white Americans were too busy aping and claiming credit for the musical expression of their slaves & their descendants to come up with any musical genres of their own.

replies 241Dec 7, 2017 7:09 PM +00:00

hip hop is a negative poison that has spread throughout the world

replies 242Dec 7, 2017 7:11 PM +00:00

Americans have probably never heard of them, but the 'Chicko Roll' is the iconic Aussie trash food that fed a generation!

America has the hotdog, France has the baguette, India has the dosa, and Australia has the Chiko Roll. The Chiko Roll was invented by a boilermaker, and that makes a whole lot of sense. Frank McEnr…
Bill's Road Food
replies 243Dec 7, 2017 11:28 PM +00:00

R241 that is correct. As I've said before, yes Australia has plenty of racists but no more than the U.S. It's just that Americans like to think they are morally superior to everyone and live by "do as I say, not as I do."

replies 244Dec 8, 2017 12:32 AM +00:00

Worse than the Chiko. Tim Tam's grotesque cousin, the Iced Vovo.
replies 245Dec 8, 2017 12:40 AM +00:00

Wow, there some rabid Americans on here that just hate Aus.

Did your residency get denied?

replies 246Dec 8, 2017 12:54 AM +00:00

R246 Not me. I love Aussies and Australia. There seems to be a couple of pyromaniacs here who periodically start an "everybody hates Australia" once every couple of months for reasons unknown.

replies 247Dec 8, 2017 1:58 AM +00:00

R247 '"...'everybody hates Australia' [thread] once..."

replies 248Dec 8, 2017 1:59 AM +00:00

R154 I’d like to hear your take on how adding an apostrophe makes a word a plural. The plural of “Australian” is “Australians”, you fucking illiterate American.

replies 249Dec 8, 2017 2:10 AM +00:00

There’s no such grammatical error at r154.

replies 250Dec 8, 2017 5:12 AM +00:00

The Iced Vovo's inedible cousin the Vanilla Slice.
replies 251Dec 8, 2017 5:18 AM +00:00

Nothing more vile than a chicko roll from the local fish/chips shop.

Chicko roll ingredients: Wheat flour, cabbage, water, cooked barley, carrot, beef, animal fat, wheat cereal, celery, onion, green beans, textured soy protein, salt, sugar, acidity regulator (450, sodium bicarbonate), hydrolysed vegetable protein, spices, emulsifier (471), colours (102, 110), flavour enhancer (635), antioxidant (320). No artificial flavours or preservatives.

replies 252Dec 8, 2017 5:24 AM +00:00
hip hop is a negative poison that has spread throughout the world

Queen Latifah had some songs I wish my sisters had listened to instead of Beyoncé or Britney.

replies 253Dec 8, 2017 5:42 AM +00:00
Nothing more vile than a chicko roll from the local fish/chips shop.

Hard to believe with the multi-cultural diet people accept nowdays, the pre-1980s diet downunder was incredibly homogenized and bland. Apart from chicko rolls, pies and fish n' chips, grilled lamb chops were the other food that made their way into almost every meal, including breakfast. The only exotic meals were sweet and sour, curry, and maybe Italian.

replies 254Dec 8, 2017 6:12 AM +00:00

The most popular show downunder (then & now).

Joan attempts to seduce Hannah yet again, only this time she's brought the black leather gloves for the occasion... From Episode 289. All rights to their own...
replies 255Dec 8, 2017 6:17 AM +00:00
Apart from chicko rolls, pies and fish n' chips, grilled lamb chops were the other food that made their way into almost every meal, including breakfast.

And Vegemite!

The only exotic meals were sweet and sour, curry, and maybe Italian.

I remember Oz when spaghetti was considered "exotic". Curry and sweet and sour were much later.

Possibly THE all-time classic Aussie TV ad (tied for first place with "Louie The Fly"!), here's the "Happy Little Vegemites" ad...
replies 256Dec 8, 2017 6:17 AM +00:00

R251 Yum!

replies 257Dec 8, 2017 7:40 AM +00:00

Aussie cuisine? I’ve never heard of an Australian restaurant anywhere in the world.

--Fancy some Australian?
replies 258Dec 8, 2017 9:05 AM +00:00

They have no culture.

replies 259Dec 8, 2017 9:42 AM +00:00

A lot of America's cultural exports came from its black population.

replies 260Dec 8, 2017 9:44 AM +00:00

Massive great white shark sighted off Australian coast. I would never swim there.

Offsite Link
replies 261Dec 12, 2017 4:35 PM +00:00
hip hop PLUS RAP is a negative poison that has spread throughout the world.

Fixed that for ya, r242.

replies 262Dec 12, 2017 10:29 PM +00:00

There is no finer taste than that of an Aussie dong. They have sexy italian, greeks, punjabis, maltese, vietnamese, aborgoinies, all here and fuck some delicious blonds.

replies 263Dec 12, 2017 10:40 PM +00:00

Lived in Sydney for 8 years in the 90s. The crime rate was out of this world. Frequent "ram-raids" on high end stores in the middle of the night to steal jewellery, clothing etc. Around 1996, downtown Sydney banks starting hiring security to stand outside the banks as daytime bank robberies were so brazen.

Then, Ivan Milat (google this guy - they made a movie about him) and a few other killers reared their heads knocking off (typically) naive young British backpackers. It became a national sport. Every day practically you'd wake up to read " British back- packer found dead, found missing etc etc". Yet the "POMS" kept coming to Australia, travelling in the outback. And disappearing.

Then there was the guy running around a central park in Sydney decapitating people. Hyde Park - near the Opera House.

The crime got so bad, that the really rich started hiring security guards to protect themselves complete with booths at the entrances.

I was so relieved to get out of Australia by 1998. What was so amazing is that the level of crime is never reported - at that time anyway - outside the country. Even today, with the Internet, when I discuss crime in Australia, people are shocked, amazed! Disbelieving.

My last few months there in '98, I stopped jogging around Darling Harbour. I was really fed up, terrified. The crime was out of control.

Yup, shithole is putting it mildly. The crime was getting as bad as South Africa. And that's saying something.

replies 264Dec 12, 2017 11:11 PM +00:00

R258 - Some extremely exclusive resorts on the Gold Coast will serve you crocodile. It's considered "haute cuisine". Catch is you have to marinate for hours on end before it's even edible. Have a go ya mug!

replies 265Dec 12, 2017 11:14 PM +00:00

Because Australia is so isolated, they import a lot of food. An example is Mott's Clamato Juice. I wanted to make Bloody Caesars and was horrified to see the price - easily doubled what you'd pay in Canada. What would cost $4 or $5 for a large Cama to Juice was around $16 in Australia.

Very expensive housing too. Expensive in general.

replies 266Dec 12, 2017 11:22 PM +00:00

*Clamato Juice......

replies 267Dec 12, 2017 11:23 PM +00:00

Anyone who would admit drinking something called "Clamato Juice" is not in any position to judge the lack of taste of others.

replies 268Dec 12, 2017 11:44 PM +00:00

Go back to your Vegemite, r268.

replies 269Dec 13, 2017 12:03 AM +00:00

The accents are horrific

replies 270Dec 13, 2017 12:03 AM +00:00

The accents are so bad; r270 that way back in the 50s, Australian TV announcers, newsreaders and whatnot spoke with posh BBC-type accents.

It was also a function (which continues to this day) of the Australian moneyed-elites trying to sound British. Cate Blanchett and Kidman - you'll notice don't have that awful broad nasily Aussie twang.

--The Aussies won't admit it but they like to sound British
replies 271Dec 13, 2017 12:18 AM +00:00

You forgot to mention drugs, R264. I also lived in Sydney in the late 1990s and pretty much everyone I knew had a story about being mugged, burgled or accosted by a drug user. I used to regularly come home to find needles in my doorway and then there was the generally aggressive vibe on the streets. Everyday it was like 'Got a cigarette?, 'No, sorry, I don't smoke', 'Well go fuck yourself then cunt'.

replies 272Dec 13, 2017 12:42 AM +00:00

Dannii fucking Minogue. Send her back to the UK.

replies 273Dec 13, 2017 12:51 AM +00:00

Clamato Juice!!!

That sounds bloody vile. Sorry but you guys can keep it and if you insist on bringing that muck to our fair land you can pay for the import costs.

replies 274Dec 13, 2017 1:09 AM +00:00

That sounds like Vancouver, Canada, 272, though I bet the Vancouver drug problem is bigger. The US certainly has drug problems, too.

replies 275Dec 13, 2017 3:22 AM +00:00

Aussie wannabe?
replies 276Dec 13, 2017 3:25 AM +00:00

Sounds like they should have stuck to UK immigration, R264

replies 277Dec 13, 2017 3:26 AM +00:00

R264's post got me interested, and guess what I found on today's Sydney Morning Herald:

The family of an Irish man missing in Sydney have appealed for help, after he disappeared in Sydney's eastern suburbs on Monday.
The Sydney Morning Herald
replies 278Dec 13, 2017 4:04 AM +00:00

Is the crime still bad in Sydney?

replies 279Dec 13, 2017 10:56 AM +00:00
—Fancy some Australian?

How about these?
replies 280Dec 13, 2017 10:58 AM +00:00

You stay in Deplorable USA and I will to go Australia and fuck some studs.

replies 281Dec 14, 2017 12:48 PM +00:00
The only exotic meals were sweet and sour, curry, and maybe Italian.

When I was in Melbourne, I had spaghetti on toast and a glass of lemon squash.

replies 282Dec 14, 2017 1:13 PM +00:00

Their dollar is in trouble.

replies 283Dec 14, 2017 1:51 PM +00:00

They have a bottom shortage in Australia. Too many tops. Australian operatives are trolling Europe to kidnap able bodied men to come and be insatiable bottom sluts. Sydney will be the first city to have a stable of those Euro-bottom sluts. Canberra is 2nd in line and Hobart is 3rd.

replies 284Dec 14, 2017 1:55 PM +00:00

The entire US is in trouble.

replies 285Dec 14, 2017 1:55 PM +00:00

No grouping of gay men has ever had a bottom shortage r284

replies 286Dec 15, 2017 12:11 PM +00:00

Another backpacker missing. Yet they still come.

replies 287Dec 15, 2017 8:05 PM +00:00

R264 So you live in a city that, like other Western cities, had a heroin problem. I'm sure if you lived in Toronto during that same time, there would have been similar issues.

replies 288Dec 16, 2017 3:40 AM +00:00

Vancouver, BC is the big heroin/drug city

replies 289Dec 16, 2017 3:49 AM +00:00

I love those visitors who decide to rent in Darlinghurst!!! and complain about the drugs and crime.

replies 290Dec 16, 2017 3:56 AM +00:00

What kind of area is Darlinghurst?

replies 291Dec 16, 2017 8:04 AM +00:00

Wow if this is how you shit on your friends US, I would love to see how treat your enemies.

Australia is the only stupid country to fight in every one of your stupid wars.

As for multicultural Australia, we have a huge Greek population, Italian , Vietnamese , Indian , Irish and yes English.

You do yourselves no favours shitting on Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand. You may think they are all a joke , but a lot of the time you are the punch line and we are the ones that have your back, even though you think you are superior.

replies 292Dec 17, 2017 4:05 AM +00:00

Darlinghurst - Red light district, bohemian, gay and junkie central. A mix of terrace houses, commercial buildings and older blocks of flats. It's an interesting place to live but lots of crime.

replies 293Dec 17, 2017 4:05 AM +00:00

USA dollar vs Aus- we are superior in every area.

replies 294Dec 18, 2017 10:07 AM +00:00

Damnit, I love Australia and Aussies. Stop picking on Australia, you catty hoes. Australia, you're fine. Ignore them.
--Australia, you are loved
replies 295Dec 18, 2017 10:16 AM +00:00

OP is a Chines troll!

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replies 297Dec 18, 2017 1:51 PM +00:00

R278/r287 - that backpacker was found safe and well. Again, it's laughable that residents of a country with such horrific gun crime statistics would clutch their pearls over a couple of muggings in Sydney. I lived in inner-city Sydney in the mid-to-late 1990s and there was no crime wave. It probably had better crime stats than any comparable sized city in the US. However, there was indeed a glut of cheap heroin on the streets in the mid-1990s, and a wave of overdose deaths to go with it. Users (I may have been one of them) called it 'the flood'. Stricter customs/border controls and targeted policing in select areas quickly put an end to that. Nowadays, the unfortunates are all into meth (because criminal gangs can make it locally and don't have to try to import it).

replies 298Dec 18, 2017 9:23 PM +00:00

R292 when I was an expat in Germany I dealt with some Australians who were relentless cunts to me because I’m American. They would go on and on about how shit the USA is and how stupid we all are, etc. I don’t know what their problem was but they had some massive chip on their shoulder that they decided to take out on me. I don’t judge other Australians for what dicks they were and maybe by and large you guys are more on our side. But trust me I got a lot worse from them than what people on this thread are saying.

replies 299Dec 18, 2017 9:43 PM +00:00

That's awful 299. We do import US culture wholesale and our own culture is ignored mostly by the US but that's down to businesses and corporations making those decisions, not individual americans.

replies 300Dec 18, 2017 10:39 PM +00:00

Those guys were dicks, but if I judged every country by a few jerks I’d hate everywhere including the US. Australia and NZ have had amazing music scenes. I think lots of indie and alternative stuff that happened in the UK and USA was happening in Australia first. The distance sucks though and so lots of people miss out. There used to be a record store in Hoboken NJ that had a massive singles section from Aus and NZ. It was twice the size of the rest, so that was fun. And I don’t know if this is something that will make you roll your eyes like someone telling an American they love Friends, but I’m currently watching and loving Rake.

So some of us see your virtues even if we’ve not been able to make it there in person.

replies 301Dec 18, 2017 11:20 PM +00:00

Australia buys a lot of California's excess orange crop.

--We need to reduce our overseas debt.
replies 302Dec 18, 2017 11:23 PM +00:00

I'm sorry for the piling-on that's been happening in this thread. I haven't posted to it, but my apologies, Aussies.

replies 303Dec 18, 2017 11:37 PM +00:00

Welcome to Australia, bitch!

Occurred on December 20, 2017 / Australia Two koalas wrestle in the middle of the street. WATCH VIRALHOG VIDEOS EVERY DAY: Subscribe to us on YouTube: https:...
replies 304Dec 22, 2017 12:03 AM +00:00

^ a biologist on TV said the koalas were having some kind of male/female dominance play

replies 305Dec 22, 2017 1:21 AM +00:00

Thank you, r292.

replies 306Dec 22, 2017 1:26 AM +00:00

This thread is ridiculous. Australia and The US are so much alike that this thread is like two, angry fraternal twins throwing "Yo' Mama" shade at each other. It just 'aint right.
replies 307Dec 22, 2017 11:19 AM +00:00

^ Yes This thread is ridiculous.

But I have to say that the Australia's Catholic/Socialist political party allowed in lots of crazy Jihadist Lebanese on so-called 'compassionate grounds' in the 1990s.

And they are killing the Australians in return.
replies 308Dec 22, 2017 11:50 AM +00:00

No problems OP. I can fuck this group of lads myself..You stay at home and satisfy yourself with some orange lard
replies 309Dec 22, 2017 2:17 PM +00:00

Aussie muso twink Flume I would nest my dong in
replies 310Dec 22, 2017 3:19 PM +00:00

^ His boyfriend calls him Flooome

replies 311Dec 22, 2017 5:21 PM +00:00

Their richest woman is deliciously out of touch. She could be a DL icon.

Controversial billionaire Gina Rinehart insisted it is people such as herself who are doing more than anyone to help the poor by investing money and creating jobs.
Mail Online
replies 312Dec 24, 2017 10:21 AM +00:00

The country has a perennial inferiority complex.

replies 313Jan 2, 2018 5:21 PM +00:00

Australia should be praised for producing Instagram's toy-boy George Genesis

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replies 315Jan 14, 2018 3:38 AM +00:00

Sick, sick people, Australians. Seriously, most fucked up people on earth.

replies 316May 8, 2018 8:30 AM +00:00

r182 = Perfection!

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replies 318May 8, 2018 3:37 PM +00:00

When I first saw r316, I thought it was some kind of parody or black mockumentary. But it’s all true. Immoral is the only word I can come up with.

replies 319May 10, 2018 8:41 AM +00:00

Why are we talking about this, again? I see someone necroed this nasty thread.

replies 320May 10, 2018 8:49 AM +00:00

There dollar is collapsing. No one respects the Aussies.

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replies 322May 10, 2018 3:09 PM +00:00

Everything that happens in America is big news there.

replies 323May 10, 2018 9:16 PM +00:00