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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.

by Anonymousreply 260Last 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 Anonymousreply 112/01/2017

G'day Mate!!

by Anonymousreply 212/01/2017

We've never liked them.

by Anonymousreply 312/01/2017

Knock Knock

by Anonymousreply 412/01/2017

HELL

by Anonymousreply 512/01/2017

Two words: Crocodile Dundee.

For that, they can never be forgiven!

by Anonymousreply 612/01/2017

I would move there HAPPILY.

In fact, I said that to someone yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 712/01/2017

95 percent of the country is uninhabitable wasteland.

The other 5% is a cultural wasteland.

That makes it a 100% garbage dump.

by Anonymousreply 812/01/2017

[quote] I would move there HAPPILY

Okay, bye!

by Anonymousreply 912/01/2017

Missing ozone layer.

by Anonymousreply 1012/01/2017

Where would you live that you think is better?

by Anonymousreply 1112/01/2017

Tasmanian Devils!!

by Anonymousreply 1212/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1312/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1412/01/2017

Happy Families!!

by Anonymousreply 1512/01/2017

I love Australian men! Handsome, sunny attitudes, big dicks, and great fucks.

by Anonymousreply 1612/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1712/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 1812/01/2017

They're awake.

by Anonymousreply 1912/01/2017

Assholes didn't pass marriage equality until this year.

Millenia behind the rest of the civilized world!

by Anonymousreply 2012/01/2017

Nicole Kidman never sleeps, R19.

She's a vampire.

by Anonymousreply 2112/01/2017

The most beautiful country? get real.

by Anonymousreply 2212/01/2017
by Anonymousreply 2312/01/2017

Who needs these in the car?

by Anonymousreply 2412/01/2017

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

Why the shade?

by Anonymousreply 2512/01/2017

Racism is a national pastime in Oz.

by Anonymousreply 2612/01/2017

R6, I will never forgive them for Yahoo Serious.

by Anonymousreply 2712/01/2017

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 Anonymousreply 2812/01/2017

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 Anonymousreply 2912/01/2017

There are umpteen million things that can kill you?

by Anonymousreply 3012/01/2017

[quote] There are umpteen million things that can kill you

Yeah, and most of them are in Australia.

by Anonymousreply 3112/01/2017

Insinuated.

by Anonymousreply 3212/01/2017

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.

Fuck that.

by Anonymousreply 3312/01/2017

Someone got dumped by an Australian.

by Anonymousreply 3412/01/2017
by Anonymousreply 3512/01/2017

Please...a shithole produced this voice?

by Anonymousreply 3612/01/2017

You ungrateful cunts, after all we've given you.

by Anonymousreply 3712/01/2017

Fuck you, Olivia!

Go look for your missing dead husband.

by Anonymousreply 3812/01/2017

R37 Olivia Newton-John is BRITISH!

by Anonymousreply 3912/01/2017

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 Anonymousreply 4012/01/2017
by Anonymousreply 4112/01/2017

Muddling vowels to appease Maoris?

Could you expand on that?

by Anonymousreply 4212/01/2017

[quote] Could you expand on that?

Ebsolyutelee wahn hahndreed perseeynt!

by Anonymousreply 4312/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 4412/01/2017

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 Anonymousreply 4512/01/2017

You call?

by Anonymousreply 4612/01/2017

I'm with Muriel.

by Anonymousreply 4712/01/2017

Interesting, r45.

I don’t approve of lowering standards for minorities.

by Anonymousreply 4812/01/2017

[quote] I'm with Muriel.

It's MARIEL!

by Anonymousreply 4912/01/2017

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 Anonymousreply 5012/01/2017

Kiwi and Australian accents are cute

by Anonymousreply 5112/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5212/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5312/01/2017

Really, OP?

by Anonymousreply 5412/01/2017
by Anonymousreply 5512/01/2017

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 Anonymousreply 5612/01/2017

Enough, R56!

This thread about why Australia is such a shithole.

Now back on track!

by Anonymousreply 5712/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5812/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 5912/01/2017

What's with the flies over there? Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 6012/01/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 6112/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6212/01/2017

[quote]Assholes didn't pass marriage equality until this year. Millenia behind the rest of the civilized world!

Israel is next.

by Anonymousreply 6312/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6412/01/2017

How is "no" two syllables?

by Anonymousreply 6512/01/2017

So beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 6612/01/2017

We prefer housosexual, R66.

by Anonymousreply 6712/01/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 6812/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 6912/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 7012/02/2017

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

I’m not even kidding.

by Anonymousreply 7112/02/2017

Lol R34

by Anonymousreply 7212/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 7312/02/2017

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

Get real.

by Anonymousreply 7412/02/2017

Spectacular Aussie butt:

by Anonymousreply 7512/02/2017

In action:

by Anonymousreply 7612/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 7712/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 7812/02/2017

Another example of a good looking Aboriginal boy - Jason Collard from Perth.

by Anonymousreply 7912/02/2017

All these "good-looking" abos are mixed.

by Anonymousreply 8012/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8112/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 8212/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 8312/02/2017

their dollar is crap

by Anonymousreply 8412/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8512/02/2017

They are jealous of USA.

by Anonymousreply 8612/02/2017

no one is jealous of the USA

especially not Australia

by Anonymousreply 8712/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 8812/02/2017

The Philosophy Zone is a good show on Australian radio

by Anonymousreply 8912/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9012/02/2017
by Anonymousreply 9112/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9212/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9312/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 9412/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9512/02/2017

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

But you’re an American, so that fits!

by Anonymousreply 9612/02/2017

This is crazy

by Anonymousreply 9712/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9812/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 9912/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10012/02/2017

OP = Evo Morales

by Anonymousreply 10112/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 10212/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 10312/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 10412/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 10512/02/2017

^ I love Margaret. She is an Expressive Dancer.

And her husband is a hunk o'spunk

by Anonymousreply 10612/02/2017

remember this?

by Anonymousreply 10712/02/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 10812/02/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 10912/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11012/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11112/02/2017

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

End of discussion.

by Anonymousreply 11212/02/2017

Don't forget Our Girl Gina:

by Anonymousreply 11312/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 11412/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11512/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 11612/02/2017

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 Anonymousreply 11712/02/2017

Yeah but...

We didn’t elect Donald Trump to lead us.

/thread

by Anonymousreply 11812/02/2017

The Australians I have met seem friendly and nice

by Anonymousreply 11912/02/2017

Like Bob and Cheryl

by Anonymousreply 12012/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12112/02/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12212/03/2017

Life in Australia

by Anonymousreply 12312/03/2017

What's not to like?

by Anonymousreply 12412/03/2017

[quote]we don’t have a fascist as head of state.

Just a country full of fascists.

by Anonymousreply 12512/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12612/03/2017

But our earthquakes will.

by Anonymousreply 12712/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12812/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 12912/03/2017

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 Anonymousreply 13012/03/2017

[quote]Can't be THAT bad, right?

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

by Anonymousreply 13112/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 13212/03/2017

Beefy! Handsome?

BTW, there are no full-blood Maoris left in New Zealand. All are some degree of Pakeha.

by Anonymousreply 13312/03/2017

[quote]while the Maoris are so beefy and handsome

word

by Anonymousreply 13412/03/2017

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 Anonymousreply 13512/03/2017

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 Anonymousreply 13612/03/2017
by Anonymousreply 13712/03/2017

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 Anonymousreply 13812/03/2017

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 Anonymousreply 13912/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 14012/03/2017

The Australians are causing all the problems.

by Anonymousreply 14112/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 14212/03/2017

the most homophobic white country in the world!!!

by Anonymousreply 14312/03/2017

Russia says hello, R143.

by Anonymousreply 14412/03/2017

r144- Russia, Russia, Russia

by Anonymousreply 14512/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 14612/03/2017

This is Russia for you! R145

They are more goat-like that the Arabs and Afghanis

by Anonymousreply 14712/03/2017

Pauline Hanson t-shirts

by Anonymousreply 14812/03/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 14912/03/2017
by Anonymousreply 15012/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 15112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15212/04/2017

Talk about glass houses

by Anonymousreply 15312/04/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 15412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15512/04/2017

[Quote] Most of Aus is a desert.

Lol

by Anonymousreply 15612/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 15712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 15912/04/2017

Yeah, by blowing the Murdoch boys, r155

by Anonymousreply 16012/04/2017

‘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 Anonymousreply 16112/04/2017

[quote]no one is jealous of the USA

[quote]especially not Australia

by Anonymousreply 16212/04/2017
by Anonymousreply 16312/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 16412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 16512/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 16612/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 16712/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 16812/04/2017

R167 When Australia does something worth noting, it'll show up on the front page of overseas newspapers. Until then...

by Anonymousreply 16912/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 17012/04/2017
by Anonymousreply 17112/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17312/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 17412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17512/04/2017

[quote][R167] Hong Kong is fine.

It sends its love!

by Anonymousreply 17612/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 17712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 17812/04/2017

[quote]People who don't like it should leave.

Thank you, comrade.

by Anonymousreply 17912/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 18012/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 18112/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 18212/04/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 18312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 18412/04/2017

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

Name one.

by Anonymousreply 18512/04/2017

This is for you, R150:

by Anonymousreply 18612/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 18712/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 18812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 18912/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 19012/04/2017

R190 Until the bottom falls out of their economy.

by Anonymousreply 19112/04/2017
by Anonymousreply 19212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19312/04/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 19412/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19512/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19612/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 19712/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 19812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 19912/04/2017

Americans Who Can’t Afford Their Homes Up 146 Percent

by Anonymousreply 20012/04/2017
by Anonymousreply 20112/04/2017

[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 Anonymousreply 20212/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20312/04/2017

No it wouldn't r202. Do keep up.

by Anonymousreply 20412/04/2017

R202 The US can print money.

by Anonymousreply 20512/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20612/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 20712/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20812/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 20912/04/2017
by Anonymousreply 21012/04/2017

[quote] They have more vampires per capita than anyplace except New Zealand

And Nicole Kidman is their queen.

by Anonymousreply 21112/04/2017

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 Anonymousreply 21212/04/2017

Australians are soooooooooooo funny when they get defensive.

by Anonymousreply 21312/04/2017

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

by Anonymousreply 214Last 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 Anonymousreply 215Last Tuesday at 9:37 AM

Well, they've just approved gay marriage.

by Anonymousreply 216Last Thursday at 4:21 AM

Their military is a joke

by Anonymousreply 217Last Thursday at 9:09 AM

The US has Kardashians.

by Anonymousreply 218Last Thursday at 9:14 AM

I worry about the Australian biker gangs out there

"Remember the Knight Rider"

by Anonymousreply 219Last Thursday at 10:20 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 220Last 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 Anonymousreply 221Last 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 Anonymousreply 222Last Thursday at 10:44 AM

[quote]Their military is a joke

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

by Anonymousreply 223Last 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 Anonymousreply 224Last 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 Anonymousreply 225Last 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 Anonymousreply 226Last 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 Anonymousreply 227Last Thursday at 10:55 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 228Last Thursday at 11:01 AM

Their accents are horrid.

by Anonymousreply 229Last 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 Anonymousreply 230Last Thursday at 4:33 PM

Their accents are cute!

by Anonymousreply 231Last Thursday at 4:34 PM

No, their accents are grating.

by Anonymousreply 232Last 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 Anonymousreply 233Last Thursday at 5:30 PM

hanging out in Australia

by Anonymousreply 234Last Thursday at 5:38 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 235Last Thursday at 5:38 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 236Last Thursday at 5:45 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 237Last Thursday at 5:46 PM

[quote] Nicole Kidman is one of few Trump defenders in Hollywood

Gross. She always struck me as a racist.

Nicole KKKidman.

by Anonymousreply 238Last 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 Anonymousreply 239Last 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 Anonymousreply 240Last 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 Anonymousreply 241Last Thursday at 6:09 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 242Last 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 Anonymousreply 243Last 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 Anonymousreply 244Last Thursday at 11:32 PM

Worse than the Chiko. Tim Tam's grotesque cousin, the Iced Vovo.

by Anonymousreply 245Last Thursday at 11:40 PM

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

Did your residency get denied?

by Anonymousreply 246Last 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 Anonymousreply 247Last Friday at 12:58 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 248Last 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 Anonymousreply 249Last Friday at 1:10 AM

There’s no such grammatical error at r154.

by Anonymousreply 250Last Friday at 4:12 AM

The Iced Vovo's inedible cousin the Vanilla Slice.

by Anonymousreply 251Last 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 Anonymousreply 252Last 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 Anonymousreply 253Last 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 Anonymousreply 254Last Friday at 5:12 AM

The most popular show downunder (then & now).

by Anonymousreply 255Last 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.

And Vegemite!

[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 Anonymousreply 256Last Friday at 5:17 AM

R251 Yum!

by Anonymousreply 257Last Friday at 6:40 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 258Last Friday at 8:05 AM

They have no culture.

by Anonymousreply 259Last Friday at 8:42 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 260Last Friday at 8:44 AM
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