All Things Australia

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  1. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    No idea about Nic. I haven't seen any of her films since BMX Bandits.
    Dana has been there too long. The world has changed and left him behind.
    Yes, he doesn't look like a Republican.

    "Although he is nominally, Republican, it is not the same as the UnFree Party system of Australia.
    McCain died a Republican regardless of his betrayal on a party line vote." I thought that you didn't have to toe the Party Line in the US?
    Our Parliamentarians can cross the floor to vote on stuff which is important to them or their constituents, aren't US Congress people allowed to?
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Why, where are you going?
     
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    Dunno, somewhere I can get serious debate rather than just trolls. You, diuretic, BB and a few others are all that is left from the old school days here but all the good debaters have left. I came here to try and learn but honestly, what I learnt I wish I hadn't. What is going on at the moment with politics is pathetic across the globe, maybe a few countries are trying to get it right but then they are demonised. Talking here will make no difference and I never thought it would, I came here to debate and have my thoughts critiqued so I could grow and learn. I stayed to see if it picked up but to be honest I don't see the point any more.
     
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  4. Sallyally

    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    I think it is just part of the tidal pattern. The world has been like this before and has changed, and will change again.
    Put the trolls on ignore and plough on. Don't abandon us!
     
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    I did that then I just see the few non trolls but I see their crap in the replies. You will survive without me lol
    I would rather be out doing something about things than here arguing with fools.
    Let's look at one simple thing. Property, I would love to see the median house price in Sydney drop to below $200k. For some reason, well I know the reason just very few believe me we have taken the "Australian Dream" and turned it into a nightmare.
    This one thing, combined with the privatisation of "essential services" is our countries cancer. They were called "essential services" for a reason.
    Anyway you will find me on twitter with my real name, I have nothing to hide.
     
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  6. Moi621

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    PLEASE come back here, this forum, this thread
    should you discover a better political discussion board.
    Thank you. ttfn
     
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    I am an expert in housing. Frankly your prices sound excellent. About what one can expect to pay around Boise Idaho. We have some of those low prices in CA too and you end up far from a large city.

    And when prices are high, the wages are high. Low wages never support high prices.

    I recall when my first home cost $15,400 and it was not super high but still a person had to make a high income to buy. A better home cost $28,000 and was very large and up to date. Today that home for $28,000 can nick you about $1.2 million dollars.
     
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    Were I to be granted a wish, it would be that the public actually understood Reaganomics.

    Since I have long been daily subject to the economy of CA, what he did was perform a miracle. Democrats for an odd reason do not understand it and smear him over this economic idea. Reagan was on solid ground and the prosperous economy during his admin and later shows this

    The main best part of Reaganomics is called the Accelerated Cost Recovery system and it boosted industry quite quickly providing millions of jobs. .
     
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    Reagan gave us a record deficit, a near Great Recession, Reaganvilles with homelessness, welfare for the rich, and over 200 needlessly dead marines in Beirut.
     
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    What Australia do, is up to Australia.

    I have a question for Australians; are you interested in trade with the UK if/when the UK leaves the EU?

    So, about Australia, how does Australia feel about the UK and Brexit and trading and relations with the UK? Hoping for an Australian answer, an answer that's from Australia, since it's a thread about all things Australia; I'm looking for their answer and not UKIP's tbh, who already have an answer, but it doesn't matter what their answer is, it matters what Australia's answer is; what are Australians actually saying if saying anything at all, about trade with a post Brexit UK?
     
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  11. Sallyally

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    We are open to trading with anyone.
    i don't know if there is lingering resentment about England deciding to toss in its' lot with the Common Market as it was then.
     
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    Is there anywhere in Australia that even wanted to cede from Australia?
    Like, in the UK, it's Scotland etc; America has people in states wanting to make their own states, still staying in America.
    What about Australia?
    Anyone want to leave Australia or make a new Australian state out of any existing state(s)?
     
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    Yep, Western Australia used to want to- not sure if they still do.

    The southern states would like Queensland to secede.
     
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    *secede ;)


    ...

    So... The Queen lives here, and Australia vote to keep her.
    Why is that? (No offense intended, I'm a Brit from London where she lives, and couldn't be more prouder to have a great nation like Australia saying God Save The Queen too)...
    Is the royal family living in England an issue for Australia, would you like them to relocate to Australia?
    I'm a Patriot, and I don't see the problem in that, she's your head of state too, even if you vote for it and I don't.
    Because I'm not suggesting the UK gives up the Queen or abolish her/the royals - keep them as head of state in the UK, and, why not have them based in Australia???
    If her majesty wishes to live in Australia, she would not be abandoning her duties/her country, fore, her country is Australia too.. and to suggest any different, will imply neglecting Australia if she has to live in the UK to serve the UK because she's not been living in Australia, Canada, Jamaica, New Zealand to serve them, etc... So the Queen IMO doesn't have to live here to still be our head of state in the UK.

    They're German anyway.
     
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    I was thinking the other night that if we became a republic I would ask Harry to be our first President.

    And yes they are, changed their surname because of the war. Wouldn't look good.
     
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    The Queen is a nice old duck but it's fine for her to stay in England.
    she is a wise and impartial head of state. The Queen has worked at the job all her life and I can't believe that we could vote for someone who'd be an improvement on her.
    I can see everything going to sh$t when she dies.
    Her kids are all nutcases who couldn't live up to the standards she set.
    The grandchildren have their heads screwed on properly and would be a better deal.
     
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    In the UK, Harry was the lose cannon.
    When he was growing up and partying.

    Now's he grown up and that's all forgiven/behind him.

    Did Australia not see that?
     
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    Yes I cannot ever see us having a King Chuck III.
     
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    Yes I think we are both agreeing with you
     
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    So, you've seen Harry's poor costume choice and partying and, still want him to be your president?

    Hey, if that's what you want.

    I'm not against him,
    my grandmother was privileged enough to be introduced to him representing World War II at his first ever garden party at Buckingham Palace in 2017, and I was there as my grandmother's plus one and he made my grandmother's day, but also made my day too - when he said she looked very beautiful that day dressed up in her WAAF uniform to which my grandmother and the young prince/Prince Harry shared an in joke to do with the tartan used for my Nan's uniform; was great; but,
    IDK if I'd invite him to lead my government and be my president.
    To be perfectly honest, it's not something I've ever thought about before.
     
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