25th April 2012, 21:37
Oh, and by the way... one of my good mates is up North... wrestling and feeding crocs... swilling beer and no doubt swearing like an old trooper...
And if he ever met Dinglepoddle... I reckon he'd slap the little pommie nancy boy in the face... and tell him where to go...
Especially on Anzac Day...
25th April 2012, 22:50
In fact, when we finally mature as a nation... and become a republic...
I think we should do so on the 26th of April... and celebrate it every year as "Republic Day"....
The day after Anzac Day.... a fitting and poignant reflection of history.. and nationhood....
26th April 2012, 00:03
Hopefully that day will be a very, very long way off. Our existing "crowned republic" serves far better than any republic I can think of. It's only the immaturity of the republicans and the ALP whingers that keep on wanting to "fix" a system that's not broken.
Originally Posted by RupertofOZ
26th April 2012, 00:08
Most likely a Turkic wimp (though possibly Finno-Ugrian) very appropriate for ANZAC day. Your confusing Attila with Genghis (Mongolian leader of a federation of Mongolian and Turkic tribes).
Originally Posted by Castaway
26th April 2012, 00:19
"When you're about to jump into it," my grandfather once told me, "a lot of things are like a pond. It isn't what you can see floating on the top that will get you, it's what's at the bottom so you can't see." I have to admit that before my "lust for the truth of everything" - to put it in the words of one of my high school teachers (who also said "they" would hang me someday) - led me to do covert operations against the U.S. Government, government I infiltrated in order to listen to what they really were thinking and were doing, that I spoke and thought as you good people here are all doing.
When I had been listening to the politically powerful, the bureaucrats, and those who "govern," it resulted in the biggest shock of my life. I was most shocked at my own stupidity, because I should have known. I should have known simply by way of looking around me at my fellow human beings, and by listening to my own urges and schemings.
Government is never what it appears to be. Like that pond, what is on the surface of government - what the news media government controls (by taxation and a hundred things more) reports to the public is piddling, niminy-piminy, and miniscule in its importance to the people being ruled. None of these political prostitutes, pimps, and panderers is ever going to stand up and draw the proverbial fire that truthfulness, honesty and integrity always draws. The most basic rule, therefore, in any system of government is that anyone who wants office shouldn't have it (democracy is nonsense in the first place - look up Arrow's Theorem - and only when public office is resulted from a lottery in which the voter can know for whom he is voting will government every truly be "of the people, by the people, and for the people").
Sorry for the rant, but it truly bothers me to see good people so hornswoggled by the swindlers, the reivers and deceivers of their kind.
P.S. Another thing "Opa" told me was that the surest way to be known as a liar was never to tell a lie. That way, he said, everybody has to call you a liar - otherwise they'd have to live with the truth. Nobody wants to do that.