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Bragging about Australia
What would you brag about to an international about Australia?

Money, freedom, good music, etc. Thoughts?
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Nothing, because bragging makes you sound like a fucking twat.
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Oh fucking hell, General is turning into Lifestyle with these nothing hypothetical douchebag threads.

What is great about Australia and why?
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We grew hear, you flew here etc etc


Seriously though, what kind of insecure moron needs to "brag" about their own country
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cool stuff that australia invented like meat pies, beer, bbqed sausages and phar lap.

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^mmmm all this talk of meat is getting me excited.

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Australia has a lot of good things going for it..... dont get me wrong.... iv done some travelling and there aint many countries that even come close to standard of living etc.....

but

is balanced by a lot of things that could be better.....

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dont hear anyone bragging about:

- how some Australians live in 3rd world conditions.....

- the fact that Australia is an intellectual wasteland.... even though we come up with some of the best scientific breakthroughs in the world, people that drive mining trucks gets paid more than scientists that come up with these breakthroughs.....

- the fact that our economy is mainly based on diggin things up and shipping htem overseas, then buying it back in goods.... (by the way or that stuff we are diggin up will be gone in 30 years so what then?)

- cant take its own moral standing in the world...

- the behavior of Australian tourists around he world.... we are getting a worse reputation than americans as loud, bragging morons.... (and i include myself in this category to a degree when i think about my behavior when travelling 5 years ago..... but i have matured a bit now... :-)

- attitude towards immigrants (legal or not). Modern Australia was built on the backs of migrants.... be it the first unwilling ones or the others that came here after WW2 or otherwise.... The only people that can ask anyone to get out of Australia are Aboriginal people.... Everyone else is a migrant or the children of migrants.... I reckon if u can risk your life nd the lives of your families trying to get here in the first place then come on down.... (keeping in mind if they want to become Australians that they embrace Australian values and leave thier wars, sharia law etc back in the shit country they came from inthe first place.)

Phew...

theres my piece anyway....
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Ill only brag about my country if other people start having prejudice views about it and have some half-assed illegimate perspective about. Thats when I start pulling out "mine is better than yours", done in some cases.
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Australia has a lot of good things going for it..... dont get me wrong.... iv done some travelling and there aint many countries that even come close to standard of living etc.....

but

is balanced by a lot of things that could be better.....

ie:

dont hear anyone bragging about:

- how some Australians live in 3rd world conditions.....

- the fact that Australia is an intellectual wasteland.... even though we come up with some of the best scientific breakthroughs in the world, people that drive mining trucks gets paid more than scientists that come up with these breakthroughs.....

- the fact that our economy is mainly based on diggin things up and shipping htem overseas, then buying it back in goods.... (by the way or that stuff we are diggin up will be gone in 30 years so what then?)

- cant take its own moral standing in the world...

- the behavior of Australian tourists around he world.... we are getting a worse reputation than americans as loud, bragging morons.... (and i include myself in this category to a degree when i think about my behavior when travelling 5 years ago..... but i have matured a bit now... :-)

- attitude towards immigrants (legal or not). Modern Australia was built on the backs of migrants.... be it the first unwilling ones or the others that came here after WW2 or otherwise.... The only people that can ask anyone to get out of Australia are Aboriginal people.... Everyone else is a migrant or the children of migrants.... I reckon if u can risk your life nd the lives of your families trying to get here in the first place then come on down.... (keeping in mind if they want to become Australians that they embrace Australian values and leave thier wars, sharia law etc back in the shit country they came from inthe first place.)

Phew...

theres my piece anyway....

Yeah no offence but your "piece" sounds like you havn't really been anywhere else in the world,

Firstly, how many aussies live in 3rd world conditions? like 0.001% ? I'm sure they don't drink alcohol in the 3rd world anyway

Secondly, with a strong economy you can afford to subsidize education, although I agree it would be a good idea to reward top intellects more

Thirdly, thats a gross over-simplification of our economy, and thirty years is an equally retarded hypothetical timeframe. None of my friends work for mining companies and I'm sure the majority of yours do not, so...

Fourth, I don't know what you mean.

Fifth, I think its an unreasonable assumption to say that "all" Australians are behaving worse overseas, if I had to argue that (and I wouldn't because you shouldn't generalize based on race !), i'd say that due to the boom 5 years ago alot of people who previously wern't able to afford to travel, were able to, and so it appears Australia suddenly became over-represented as rude tourists (when really the number of tourists probably just increased)

Sixth(ly), most Australians are like you and me (in their attitudes towards immigrants) and I'd say an even greater portion have at least one parent born overseas. So I don't think this is true, except for a small retarded minority, that most probably exists in every other country anyway

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I dont particularly like people that brag to be honest, i see it as someone having a relatively deep sense of inferiority.
I especially dont like people who feel that being fortunate enough to be born in an amazing country like australia is their God given right and look down upon people from other countries with disdain.
Oh, and abject patriotism really annoys me.

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cool stuff that australia invented like meat pies, beer, bbqed sausages and phar lap.

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The Jetstar effect, we've all seen it, especially those that have travelled in the past 5 years. The groups of young loud bogan guys that get over to Asia and South America. We had a bunch of young dickhead footy players on the plane to Thailand next to us and they're annoying enough when you're used to them, let alone if you've never encountered these types. ahhh well, my response to this always is that I know many good people who travel a lot, so we're represented for the most part by good people imo. The bad ones just stick out HEAPS.

Not that Australia can even claim to have invented that, the English have been doing it for way longer thanks to Ryanair/Easyjet. Just ask the Greeks...

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Poms and Kiwis love it.

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Secondly, with a strong economy you can afford to subsidize education, although I agree it would be a good idea to reward top intellects more

hey now hold on.. how's the education in your state going? because in victoria, it's pretty well fucked!
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Sixth(ly), most Australians are like you and me (in their attitudes towards immigrants) and I'd say an even greater portion have at least one parent born overseas. So I don't think this is true, except for a small retarded minority, that most probably exists in every other country anyway

Then why is illegal immigration the main agenda at every election in this brown land?
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I love the way that Australians are so openly receptive to criticism from outsiders, and from immigrants, recent and not so recent.

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Yet we move here & complain about the heat & insects

This year I'm mostly whinging about the rain

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