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.
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||Last Friday at 8:44 AM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/01/2017|
We've never liked them.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/01/2017|
Two words: Crocodile Dundee.
For that, they can never be forgiven!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/01/2017|
I would move there HAPPILY.
In fact, I said that to someone yesterday.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/01/2017|
95 percent of the country is uninhabitable wasteland.
The other 5% is a cultural wasteland.
That makes it a 100% garbage dump.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/01/2017|
[quote] I would move there HAPPILY
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/01/2017|
Missing ozone layer.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/01/2017|
Where would you live that you think is better?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/01/2017|
They're all asleep right now, so keep ripping on them before they wake up!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/01/2017|
It's almost 8am Saturday in Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne now.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/01/2017|
I love Australian men! Handsome, sunny attitudes, big dicks, and great fucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/01/2017|
Are you American? Sorry, you can find tons more disturbing stuff in the US or other countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/01/2017|
If Net Neutrality is passed, and it will, you'll have slow internet if you're not with the right company.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/01/2017|
Assholes didn't pass marriage equality until this year.
Millenia behind the rest of the civilized world!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/01/2017|
Nicole Kidman never sleeps, R19.
She's a vampire.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/01/2017|
The most beautiful country? get real.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/01/2017|
Who needs these in the car?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/01/2017|
Well I spent three weeks there and had a fabulous time. And it IS beautiful.
Why the shade?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/01/2017|
Racism is a national pastime in Oz.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/01/2017|
R6, I will never forgive them for Yahoo Serious.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/01/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/01/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/01/2017|
There are umpteen million things that can kill you?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/01/2017|
[quote] There are umpteen million things that can kill you
Yeah, and most of them are in Australia.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/01/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/01/2017|
Someone got dumped by an Australian.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/01/2017|
Please...a shithole produced this voice?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/01/2017|
You ungrateful cunts, after all we've given you.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/01/2017|
Fuck you, Olivia!
Go look for your missing dead husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/01/2017|
R37 Olivia Newton-John is BRITISH!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/01/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/01/2017|
Muddling vowels to appease Maoris?
Could you expand on that?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/01/2017|
[quote] Could you expand on that?
Ebsolyutelee wahn hahndreed perseeynt!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/01/2017|
Melanie Lynskey is a perfect example of that atrocious Kiwi accent. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/01/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/01/2017|
I'm with Muriel.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/01/2017|
I don’t approve of lowering standards for minorities.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/01/2017|
[quote] I'm with Muriel.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/01/2017|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/01/2017|
Kiwi and Australian accents are cute
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/01/2017|
R50 Australia didn't get cable in my town until the very late 1990s (shortly before I left).
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/01/2017|
Oh no, they've woken up ----> looking at R52 ---->
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/01/2017|
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|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/01/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/01/2017|
This thread about why Australia is such a shithole.
Now back on track!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/01/2017|
I hate Australian and Kiwi accents, they're ugly. South African accent is ugly too.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/01/2017|
Everyone has skin cancer by the time they're six. You can't go outside without being covered in flies.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/01/2017|
What's with the flies over there? Yuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/01/2017|
[quote] 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/01/2017|
Well r61, that's why it was a punishment.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/01/2017|
[quote]Assholes didn't pass marriage equality until this year. Millenia behind the rest of the civilized world!
Israel is next.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/01/2017|
R18, if net neutrality is repealed. Not "passed."
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/01/2017|
How is "no" two syllables?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/01/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/01/2017|
We prefer housosexual, R66.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||12/01/2017|
Well they're way ahead of us in gun control and health care so...
|by Anonymous||reply 68||12/02/2017|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||12/02/2017|
Aboriginals are so damn ugly. I feel sorry for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||12/02/2017|
Agree, r70. The government should sponsor plastic surgery for them.
I’m not even kidding.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||12/02/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||12/02/2017|
You cannot tell me that guy isn’t mixed with white, r73.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||12/02/2017|
Spectacular Aussie butt:
|by Anonymous||reply 75||12/02/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||12/02/2017|
Another example of a good looking Aboriginal boy - Jason Collard from Perth.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||12/02/2017|
All these "good-looking" abos are mixed.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||12/02/2017|
I love AU. We spent two months there last winter and are returning for 2.5 months this year.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||12/02/2017|
their dollar is crap
|by Anonymous||reply 84||12/02/2017|
They have more vampires per capita than anyplace except New Zealand.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||12/02/2017|
They are jealous of USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||12/02/2017|
no one is jealous of the USA
especially not Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 87||12/02/2017|
r87, lol sure. How's your economy doing ? How is your culture ?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||12/02/2017|
The Philosophy Zone is a good show on Australian radio
|by Anonymous||reply 89||12/02/2017|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||12/02/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||12/02/2017|
their dingoes take your babies (but luckily I got Cannes Best Actress for that)
|by Anonymous||reply 92||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||12/02/2017|
If their dollar is so bad, is it cheap to vacation there?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||12/02/2017|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||12/02/2017|
R93 if you think that one precludes the other then you have no idea...
But you’re an American, so that fits!
|by Anonymous||reply 96||12/02/2017|
This is crazy
|by Anonymous||reply 97||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||12/02/2017|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/02/2017|
You are VERY out of date R98. That successful man, Murdoch, is a proud, American citizen.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||12/02/2017|
OP = Evo Morales
|by Anonymous||reply 101||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||12/02/2017|
Australian's have had no choice but to celebrate their blandness. It has become the culture in itself.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||12/02/2017|
^ I love Margaret. She is an Expressive Dancer.
And her husband is a hunk o'spunk
|by Anonymous||reply 106||12/02/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||12/02/2017|
[quote] 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||12/02/2017|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||12/02/2017|
Exposing another enormous problem in the Aboriginal community: The HUGE amount of prejudice that exists between full-blooded and part-blooded.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||12/02/2017|
Hey, hats off to the people who first invented the worlds first record of visual images:
|by Anonymous||reply 111||12/02/2017|
Universal health care and we don’t have a fascist as head of state.
End of discussion.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||12/02/2017|
Don't forget Our Girl Gina:
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||12/02/2017|
Bloody love Aussie. Great bunch of lads. Would rather have them as a neighbour than any other country.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/02/2017|
Slow internet? No worries, mate. Just take a chug of beer.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/02/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/02/2017|
We didn’t elect Donald Trump to lead us.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/02/2017|
The Australians I have met seem friendly and nice
|by Anonymous||reply 119||12/02/2017|
Like Bob and Cheryl
|by Anonymous||reply 120||12/02/2017|
OP sounds like a Ruskie troll who's desperately trying to turn the attention away from a real shithole.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||12/02/2017|
The Aussies are incredibly patronising about the Brits, they still have a chip on their shoulder about transportation.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||12/03/2017|
Life in Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 123||12/03/2017|
What's not to like?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||12/03/2017|
[quote]we don’t have a fascist as head of state.
Just a country full of fascists.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/03/2017|
I'd rather New Zealand than Australia. At least their summers won't kill you.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||12/03/2017|
But our earthquakes will.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12/03/2017|
Australia is shockingly expensive. I don't know how they get a reputation for drinking when alcohol is so costly here.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||12/03/2017|
Remember Back in the 80s when Australia seemed quirky, exotic, and appealing? Now we know it's really boring, racist, and lame.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||12/03/2017|
Melbourne has been ranked the world's #1 most livable city for seven years in a row now. Can't be THAT bad, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||12/03/2017|
[quote]Can't be THAT bad, right?
Wrong! You can live, but you'll be bored to death and beyond.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||12/03/2017|
Why are the Aborigines so chubby and scraggly while the Maoris are so beefy and handsome?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||12/03/2017|
BTW, there are no full-blood Maoris left in New Zealand. All are some degree of Pakeha.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||12/03/2017|
[quote]while the Maoris are so beefy and handsome
|by Anonymous||reply 134||12/03/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||12/03/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||12/03/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 137||12/03/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||12/03/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||12/03/2017|
R139 I think it's mystical and beautiful. Plus, The Hemsworths.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||12/03/2017|
The Australians are causing all the problems.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||12/03/2017|
R140 you must never have been there, go. You'll change your opinion quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||12/03/2017|
the most homophobic white country in the world!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 143||12/03/2017|
Russia says hello, R143.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||12/03/2017|
r144- Russia, Russia, Russia
|by Anonymous||reply 145||12/03/2017|
It's true though. None of your flouncing will change that.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||12/03/2017|
This is Russia for you! R145
They are more goat-like that the Arabs and Afghanis
|by Anonymous||reply 147||12/03/2017|
Pauline Hanson t-shirts
|by Anonymous||reply 148||12/03/2017|
I can't believe a country that gave us Helen Reddy and Germaine Greer also gave us that prejudiced old bat, R148.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||12/03/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 150||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||12/04/2017|
R151 "...[an] emotional mood..."
|by Anonymous||reply 152||12/04/2017|
Talk about glass houses
|by Anonymous||reply 153||12/04/2017|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||12/04/2017|
You are just ignorant because Australian has produced a lot of writers and quality filmmakers, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||12/04/2017|
[Quote] Most of Aus is a desert.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||12/04/2017|
R155 conveniently ignores the fact that Aussies only "made good" when they left Oz and went elsewhere. Tall poppy syndrome, don't you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||12/04/2017|
Nope, not true. R157. The ones that went to the US made schlock.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||12/04/2017|
Are there no good playing acting jobs down under... why do they have to keep sending their "talents" to US?!
|by Anonymous||reply 159||12/04/2017|
Yeah, by blowing the Murdoch boys, r155
|by Anonymous||reply 160||12/04/2017|
‘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.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||12/04/2017|
[quote]no one is jealous of the USA
[quote]especially not Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 162||12/04/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 163||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||12/04/2017|
Australia is huge, but only 10% of it is even considered inhabitable.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||12/04/2017|
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 .
|by Anonymous||reply 167||12/04/2017|
Americans , sorry you cannot lecture anywhere else when it comes to serial killers. Or for that matter serial killers, spree killers, and mass murderers
|by Anonymous||reply 168||12/04/2017|
R167 When Australia does something worth noting, it'll show up on the front page of overseas newspapers. Until then...
|by Anonymous||reply 169||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||12/04/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 171||12/04/2017|
The US Has Had The Western World's Worst Rate Of Homicide For At Least 60 Years
|by Anonymous||reply 172||12/04/2017|
Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other developed countries, a new study finds.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||12/04/2017|
In wealthy nations of the Western world, U.S. leads, by far, in gun homicides
|by Anonymous||reply 175||12/04/2017|
[quote][R167] Hong Kong is fine.
It sends its love!
|by Anonymous||reply 176||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||12/04/2017|
R177 In fact, Australia is a prefect place for them to go to become second class citizens.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||12/04/2017|
[quote]People who don't like it should leave.
Thank you, comrade.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||12/04/2017|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||12/04/2017|
Mind you, Trump is the norm in Oz. Everyone of their Prime Ministers, save perhaps Kevin Rudd, is cut from the same cloth.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||12/04/2017|
[quote]You are just ignorant because Australian has produced a lot of writers and quality filmmakers, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||12/04/2017|
This is for you, R150:
|by Anonymous||reply 186||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||12/04/2017|
^ But those Golliwog dolls were made here and shipped to everyone of my colonies,
|by Anonymous||reply 189||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||12/04/2017|
R190 Until the bottom falls out of their economy.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||12/04/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 192||12/04/2017|
Almost half of top US housing markets are 'overvalued'Almost half of top US housing markets are 'overvalued'
|by Anonymous||reply 193||12/04/2017|
[R190] Until the bottom falls out of their economy.
This interesting (very long) article gives some insights into Australia's raw materials-driven economy.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||12/04/2017|
The economy of Metropolitan NYC is almost as large as Australia's economy.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||12/04/2017|
It's cute that R193 thinks pointing to other countries somehow absolves Australia of its failings.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||12/04/2017|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 197||12/04/2017|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 198||12/04/2017|
A global recession will take Australia down faster than any of the other developed countries.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||12/04/2017|
Americans Who Can’t Afford Their Homes Up 146 Percent
|by Anonymous||reply 200||12/04/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 201||12/04/2017|
[quote]A global recession will take Australia down faster than any of the other developed countries.
The United States would face more problems than Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 202||12/04/2017|
You know you've lost the debate when all you can respond back with is "but America!"
|by Anonymous||reply 203||12/04/2017|
No it wouldn't r202. Do keep up.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||12/04/2017|
R202 The US can print money.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||12/04/2017|
There is a reason why The Walking Dead was set in the US
|by Anonymous||reply 206||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||12/04/2017|
This is what you get when you vote for Democrats to run up taxes on everything: a third-world America.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||12/04/2017|
R208 The deplorables are so bright, aren't they? LMAO
|by Anonymous||reply 209||12/04/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 210||12/04/2017|
[quote] They have more vampires per capita than anyplace except New Zealand
And Nicole Kidman is their queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||12/04/2017|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||12/04/2017|
Australians are soooooooooooo funny when they get defensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||12/04/2017|
Their dollar is shit! as is their culture and people.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||Last Tuesday at 8:54 AM|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||Last Tuesday at 9:37 AM|
Well, they've just approved gay marriage.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||Last Thursday at 4:21 AM|
Their military is a joke
|by Anonymous||reply 217||Last Thursday at 9:09 AM|
The US has Kardashians.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||Last Thursday at 9:14 AM|
I worry about the Australian biker gangs out there
"Remember the Knight Rider"
|by Anonymous||reply 219||Last Thursday at 10:20 AM|
Australia is the safest place after a nuclear war? True or False?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||Last Thursday at 10:27 AM|
Safe in a nuclear war is considered to be southern hemisphere places far away from America/Europe/Russia/Middle-east
So Australia fits (as does New Zealand of course). But so does Argentia. Or South Africa.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||Last Thursday at 10:35 AM|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||Last Thursday at 10:44 AM|
[quote]Their military is a joke
Incredibly tiny because they know the loathed Americans are protecting them.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||Last Thursday at 10:45 AM|
[quote] 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||Last Thursday at 10:46 AM|
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||Last Thursday at 10:46 AM|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 226||Last Thursday at 10:49 AM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 227||Last Thursday at 10:55 AM|
They have to pay for $500 screwdrivers for the military industrial complex
|by Anonymous||reply 228||Last Thursday at 11:01 AM|
Their accents are horrid.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||Last Thursday at 1:14 PM|
That accent irritates them too. Current Australian Top 50 Singles Chart. Seems like they can't stand their own music acts down there.
|by Anonymous||reply 230||Last Thursday at 4:33 PM|
Their accents are cute!
|by Anonymous||reply 231||Last Thursday at 4:34 PM|
No, their accents are grating.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||Last Thursday at 5:03 PM|
I'd be dead by now if I lived in the USA so I'll happily stay on in this shithole.
|by Anonymous||reply 233||Last Thursday at 5:30 PM|
hanging out in Australia
|by Anonymous||reply 234||Last Thursday at 5:38 PM|
Mel Gibson was only sexy when he was Australian, or pretending to be an Australian.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||Last Thursday at 5:38 PM|
Mel is Australian because, like most of them, he's so unapologetically racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||Last Thursday at 5:45 PM|
Nicole Kidman is one of few Trump defenders in Hollywood. Not a surprise.
|by Anonymous||reply 237||Last Thursday at 5:46 PM|
[quote] Nicole Kidman is one of few Trump defenders in Hollywood
Gross. She always struck me as a racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||Last Thursday at 5:53 PM|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 239||Last Thursday at 5:57 PM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||Last Thursday at 5:58 PM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||Last Thursday at 6:09 PM|
hip hop is a negative poison that has spread throughout the world
|by Anonymous||reply 242||Last Thursday at 6:11 PM|
Americans have probably never heard of them, but the 'Chicko Roll' is the iconic Aussie trash food that fed a generation!
|by Anonymous||reply 243||Last Thursday at 10:28 PM|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 244||Last Thursday at 11:32 PM|
Worse than the Chiko. Tim Tam's grotesque cousin, the Iced Vovo.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||Last Thursday at 11:40 PM|
Wow, there some rabid Americans on here that just hate Aus.
Did your residency get denied?
|by Anonymous||reply 246||Last Thursday at 11:54 PM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||Last Friday at 12:58 AM|
R247 '"...'everybody hates Australia' [thread] once..."
|by Anonymous||reply 248||Last Friday at 12:59 AM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||Last Friday at 1:10 AM|
There’s no such grammatical error at r154.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||Last Friday at 4:12 AM|
The Iced Vovo's inedible cousin the Vanilla Slice.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||Last Friday at 4:18 AM|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 252||Last Friday at 4:24 AM|
[quote] 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 253||Last Friday at 4:42 AM|
[quote] 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||Last Friday at 5:12 AM|
The most popular show downunder (then & now).
|by Anonymous||reply 255||Last Friday at 5:17 AM|
[quote]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.
[quote]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.
|by Anonymous||reply 256||Last Friday at 5:17 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 257||Last Friday at 6:40 AM|
Aussie cuisine? I’ve never heard of an Australian restaurant anywhere in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||Last Friday at 8:05 AM|
They have no culture.
|by Anonymous||reply 259||Last Friday at 8:42 AM|
A lot of America's cultural exports came from its black population.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||Last Friday at 8:44 AM|