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folder icon   08-29-2010, 12:57 PM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11125497

Haha, Australia's racism always amazes me. You guys never had an aboriginal MP and the instant you get one people are still sending racist hate mail to him?

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folder icon   08-29-2010, 08:47 PM
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Too right - he should go back where he came from! They come over here, they take our jobs... why couldn't they stay in Indigenistan?

I am constantly disappointed and shamed by my country.

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folder icon   08-30-2010, 10:33 AM
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Bryndon, you should take some photos of the desert/scenery.

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folder icon   08-30-2010, 12:56 PM
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lol, the place is called "Hasluck". Y'all see where I'm going with that one? Lolz.

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folder icon   08-31-2010, 07:13 PM
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Bryndon, you should take some photos of the desert/scenery.

Desert? My hometown was ten seconds from the beach and the place where I go to uni was built over a swamp right next to the river. I don't believe I've ever seen the desert

But do you mean to say that you would like me to find you some inspiration in the form of pictures of australian landscapes? Cause I can do that.

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folder icon   09-01-2010, 01:50 AM
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Definitely! And WTF, you've never seen the Australian desert? Don't you ever travel? That's like one of the few attractions on your barren rock of a country!

Seriously, I know I've traveled more than most, but man, have you not traveled at all???

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folder icon   09-01-2010, 04:56 AM
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From my experience in Australia, and if Bryndon lives that close to the sea then he is at least an hours drive from the desert

Oh and I think that I have said this before, one of the most racist countries I have ever been to... Sadly...

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The question is ... how many people have sent hate-mail? If it's like 10 I think it's fine. We need some dumb ass racists to hate, they can't all go away. In Norway we got a racist group called Vigrid. When I am feeling dumb by answering a question wrong or getting a grade I am not satisfied with, I go to their webpage and after reading for 5 minutes i feel like Einstein 2. Anyway ... they have som jokes about Jews, pakistani and afro-Norwegians there.

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folder icon   09-01-2010, 07:06 PM
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Definitely! And WTF, you've never seen the Australian desert? Don't you ever travel? That's like one of the few attractions on your barren rock of a country!

Seriously, I know I've traveled more than most, but man, have you not traveled at all???


I spent two weeks in India, which was absolutely amazing.

In Australia, I've been as far west as Emerald, which is four hours drive inland and still not desert. Australia is (heading west from east) beaches, a bit of greenery, a few really nice tropical rainforests (I grew up about 45 minutes drive from Eungella, which is really pretty and has platypi swimming in the river), then you get to "the outback", which is sparse vegetation and red dirt, then there's the blue mountains which took about 50 years for the first settlers to traverse and once you finally succeed in passing that, you make it into the actual desert. But to get there and spend any amount of time, you need a 4WD, a lot of survival equipment and a reason to be there. The map of Australia comes with a disclaimer stating that most of it is off-limits during Summer. One does not simply drive into the Simpson Desert. It's a sandier version of Hell.

I second Sammy's observation: Australia is racist. South Africa had apartheid, which was version 2.0 of Australia's missionary stations. Mandatory detention breaches UN policy, but both political parties promised to "stop the boats" as part of their campaign during the election.

When I stop being a broke student, I would love to travel to places that aren't Australia just so I could see what the world outside thinks of how stupid we are or are becoming.

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folder icon   09-01-2010, 11:03 PM
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I don't think Australia is much more racist than any other country. There is always going to be a group of people in any country's population who have racist views, and pretty much every country has some kind of history in regards to racism.

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Sure, I agree with you. But in Australia, that tiny subset is the upper, middle and lower class and many of the first two have governmental positions.

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folder icon   09-04-2010, 09:42 AM
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All countries have racism in some degree yes. But most countries racism is limited to a small subset of the general population. Most countries. There are a few that I have found where racism or racist views permeate through out the country as a whole. Australia is one of those countries.

edit: In other words I am shock to agree with Bryndon

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You could solve it, same as new zeeland did; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-jVAHAuiS4

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All countries have racism in some degree yes. But most countries racism is limited to a small subset of the general population. Most countries. There are a few that I have found where racism or racist views permeate through out the country as a whole. Australia is one of those countries.

edit: In other words I am shock to agree with Bryndon


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folder icon   09-06-2010, 10:45 AM
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yes well that song only works in NZ, you should know that before trying it in another country. Good find by the way.

Or maybe you have been taking carzy pill's to offset your logic pills?

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