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ozoneocean at 11:36PM, Dec. 3, 2007
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I'd like a snowy Chrissy just for once…

Warm ones are nice, but the STINKING hot ones are a nightmare.
 
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Dazzus at 12:37AM, Dec. 4, 2007
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I actually spend Christmas indoors now but I used to have it on a beach. The problem was the flies loved turkey.
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ozoneocean at 2:13AM, Dec. 4, 2007
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I prefer roast lamb, turkey's a bit gamey. Funnily not even my cats like turkey…
I can't stand pork either.
 
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jurbas at 12:39AM, Dec. 5, 2007
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I wouldn't mind maybe ONE snowy Christmas but I love a stinking hot Christmas. then about 2pm you get tired, have a little nap and wake up energetic for the party that night!
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donkas at 4:12AM, Dec. 5, 2007
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Its a true fact that these days ther are no “Australians” there is only headcase Mainlanders, and us Taswiegens.
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jurbas at 4:42AM, Dec. 8, 2007
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donkas you are bonkers and I don't no what you're saying
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jurbas at 6:25AM, Dec. 27, 2007
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haha my Dad just bought Croc Dundee on DVD he had the video but now he's gt it on DVD.
It's his favourite movie…and one of mine.

Another good Aussie flick is The Nugget and of course the Wog Boy!!
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ozoneocean at 1:45PM, Dec. 27, 2007
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You guys loves those stereotypes lol!

Christmas was bloody hot this year. -_-
40 Celsius… no idea what that is in Fahrenheit.
 
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Randal at 2:19PM, Dec. 27, 2007
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40 degree Celsius = 104 degree Fahrenheit

*Looks at post #*

69, Dudes!
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killersteak at 3:10PM, Dec. 27, 2007
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Christmas was bloody hot this year. -_-
40 Celsius… no idea what that is in Fahrenheit.

Ha, it was only 23c around these neck of the woods (sunny victoria).
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ozoneocean at 3:57PM, Dec. 27, 2007
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ozoneocean
Christmas was bloody hot this year. -_-
40 Celsius… no idea what that is in Fahrenheit.

Ha, it was only 23c around these neck of the woods (sunny victoria).
You lucky so and so!

It was 44.4 on Boxing day, Jebus! Following Randal's fine lead, I can say that's about 112 degrees Fahrenheit. …I looked that up on a converter

I don't like it when it's hot like that. I just DON'T!
 
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Jeegoo at 3:16AM, Dec. 29, 2007
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I'm from SE Queensland and Christmas Day was quite pleasant here (29c) :D Which was a nice change from the stinking hot Christmases we've had the past few years.
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Lord Shplane at 6:19AM, Dec. 29, 2007
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Oh no you don't, Ozzy.

Trying to ruin my Yu-Gi-Oh the Abridged Series joke.



Australia sucks, because it isn't America.
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jurbas at 6:49PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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Like I previously said Ozone. I love a hot Christmas!

Boxing Day was awesomewe sat outside had aBBQ swan in the inflatable pool(20 person) and watched the outdoor candles…MELT!
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jurbas at 8:23PM, Jan. 14, 2008
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Australia Dayis coming up, and of course the Lamb ads have started!

I Think Lamb is the only meat that gets advertised in Australia without having a brand attatched, actually I think it's the only food advertised without one.

anyways anyone got good plans for Australia Day?
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ozoneocean at 9:07PM, Jan. 14, 2008
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Watch the fireworks? That's always nice ^_^
 
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Fluffy Snot Monster at 3:29AM, Jan. 19, 2008
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I'm Australian. I live in Sydney.

I'm annoyed because I can't make fun of the new government because they haven't screwed up yet. I've got too many Howard jokes.

On Australia Day, I'm going to celebrate Australian values by finding some random family, taking their land, stealing their children, trashing their culture, and never apologising.
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ozoneocean at 3:42AM, Jan. 19, 2008
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On Australia Day, I'm going to celebrate Australian values by finding some random family, taking their land, stealing their children, trashing their culture, and never apologising.
lol! Join the colonialism club…
Sounds nice and righteous, buuuutt, it's tricky to name a country where some culture hasn't done that to another.

The thing is to deal with living in a post colonial world as best you can. ;)
 
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jurbas at 9:35PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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Happy Australia Day
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ozoneocean at 11:59PM, Jan. 25, 2008
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yes
 
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cartoonprofessor at 8:45PM, Jan. 29, 2008
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Australia Day or Invasion Day?
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for moving forward. I just believe it's hard to move forward when our history is ‘whitewashed’. There was a long, drawn-out war in this country, a war just as tragic and voilent as the displacement of the native americans. Our native people aren't even acknowledged for putting up a damn good fight (which they did), instead they are treated as if they were timid primitives who simply gave in.
No wonder young Coories are so angry.
No Australian Govt can ever acknowledge the black wars, nor say Sorry though, the legal implications that opens up… (phew)
Technically Australia was uninhabited at the time of ‘conquest’…
Mind you, the British royal family has never signed our constitution either, so technically our entire government in an illegal entity by international law.
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ozoneocean at 9:21PM, Jan. 29, 2008
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Ugh. self flagellation is ok… but as I say, colonialism is part of the human experience.
He, it's horrible for those who come off on the bad end, but really, I'm not sure where it hasn't happened. Best to try and understand the totality of the concept. Getting all hot under the collar over the idea that it happened anywhere specific is beyond inane.

As to the experience of native people in Australia specifically, that's a different thing. Move on from colonialism and accept it has part of one of the facts of civilisation and nationhood eternally, globally, universally, but all the aboriginal peoples of Australia do deserve their full recognition. :)

For the Aussie constitution, nationhood etc… Beware Nationalism. THAT is a force worse than colonialism, leads to much more evil.
 
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jurbas at 3:52PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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Cartoon Professor thinking about the past is counterproductive.
I know that it was horrible for the Indigenous Australians but that was in the past. We don't still punish the Germans for what happened in WW2. If we do there would be no progress in the world. Fogetting the mistakes of past would allow us to make the same mistakes, however as each generation comes along the mistakes of the past should not continue to be held against them.

I would hate to be punished for the mistakes my grandparents made let alone being punished for the mistakes of my great-great-great-grandparents.

If you want the mistakes of the past to be not happen, BUILD A TIME MACHINE AND STOP IT!

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ozoneocean at 4:02PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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Cartoon Professor thinking about the past is counterproductive.
I don't agree with that either. Beating yourself up over the symbolism or the rights and wrongs of past events and assiging blame IS counter-productive, but they should always be acknowledged, accepted, and learned from!

What is always more important is dealing with the present. To do that you NEED to understand past causes.
 
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jurbas at 7:09PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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I didn't mean don't think about the past. I mean don't focus on the past without it allowing you to move forward. We can't apologise for other people, sure the people of that time made a mistake…a mistake that I can't erase. It's a terrible thing that happened but it happened to a different group of people by a different group of people. All we can do is move forward to unity, the people stuck in the past won't have that option will they?
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Greaney at 8:26PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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I think jurbas is onto something, i believe we all need to move forward, reconciliation or not, throwing money around is no way to right the wrongs of the past, instead of apologizing to the “stolen generation” which there is little proof over, and giving massive cash handouts, i believe the government should sink the money into rehab centers , hospitals etc to help the indiginous peaople that are in trouble today
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ozoneocean at 8:42PM, Jan. 30, 2008
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Wah? Little proof? I have an uncle by marriage who that happened to :(
And one of my teachers back in highschool as well.

If people think an apology will help them then I think that's fine We should give it! ^^ And “giving a cash hand out” is nothing, poor old native peoples of Australia make up about one or 2 percent of the whole population so it's not going to break the bank ;)

Sometimes gestures mean a whole lot to people. :)
 
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jurbas at 7:34AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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but those that want cash handouts are not those that were actually affected by it generally. this may be an overstatement but it seems from the indeginous people I know of they accept that it was a different group of people.

That would be like asking the German or Japanese people of today to pay for the mistakes made in World War II. It was a different generation, those living survivors of that generation(if there were any and I don't think there are but I'm not too sure don't quote me on that) should apologise to the people of that generation.

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jurbas at 7:38AM, Jan. 31, 2008
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Think of it this way.

Your dad was a bully in high school.
One of the people that he bullied had a son.
That son asks you to apologise for the bullying your father gave to his father.
Is that fair?

And were you the bullied man's son would you ask for an apology?
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