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Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 02 Nov 2017, 11:36

Who cares if we're a Colony? Why is it something to be ashamed of?

Why does it matter that the Queen of the UK is our Head of State?

Why does it matter that we have the Union Jack on our Flag?

Why does it matter that we're not 'independent'?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Francis » 02 Nov 2017, 11:48

It matters nothing.
I can't fathom the motivation for s republic.

A lot of it is ego driven
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 02 Nov 2017, 12:44

Francis wrote:It matters nothing.
I can't fathom the motivation for s republic.

A lot of it is ego driven


Well said.
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby MilesAway » 02 Nov 2017, 13:47

Independence has knobs all over it!

Freedom and chains etc....
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 02 Nov 2017, 14:54

MilesAway wrote:Independence has knobs all over it!

Freedom and chains etc....


Chains of what, dearie?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby MilesAway » 02 Nov 2017, 16:16

Auggie wrote:
MilesAway wrote:Independence has knobs all over it!

Freedom and chains etc....


Chains of what, dearie?

Don't be so condescending you freak!
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 02 Nov 2017, 16:58

I want to live in a country that punches above its weight! That leads! We used to be that sort of country!
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 02 Nov 2017, 22:17

HBS Guy wrote:I want to live in a country that punches above its weight! That leads! We used to be that sort of country!


Oh when was that?

During the heyday of the British empire?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 02 Nov 2017, 22:17

MilesAway wrote:
Auggie wrote:
MilesAway wrote:Independence has knobs all over it!

Freedom and chains etc....


Chains of what, dearie?

Don't be so condescending you freak!


Well, you said chains, so I’m asking.
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Francis » 03 Nov 2017, 00:03

I cannot see any benefits in becoming a republic?

They argument goes nothing will change.

So why change?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Nov 2017, 06:05

Of course there would be change—we would be our own country not beholden to a country on the other side of the world. High time that happened!
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 03 Nov 2017, 07:43

HBS Guy wrote:Of course there would be change—we would be our own country not beholden to a country on the other side of the world. High time that happened!


We’ve never been beholden to Britain. We’ve been fully self governing since 1901
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Nov 2017, 08:11

Practically true, but the English monarch is our HoS. Boot them out!
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Francis » 03 Nov 2017, 11:30

HBS Guy wrote:I want to live in a country that punches above its weight! That leads! We used to be that sort of country!



Are you moving to Germany?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Nov 2017, 11:45

I have outlined how we have punched above our weight before. But most want this to be a pissant little country with no industry left, our minerals being ripped up and away to no real benefit to the country. We have iron ore, we have coal, we should be the steel maker to the world. Baa a a we want foreigners to take over our companies. bah!
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 03 Nov 2017, 12:01

HBS Guy wrote:Practically true, but the English monarch is our HoS. Boot them out!


So, who cares that she's British? Why does that matter?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Francis » 03 Nov 2017, 12:02

HBS Guy wrote:I have outlined how we have punched above our weight before. But most want this to be a pissant little country with no industry left, our minerals being ripped up and away to no real benefit to the country. We have iron ore, we have coal, we should be the steel maker to the world. Baa a a we want foreigners to take over our companies. bah!


How will becoming a republic change any of that ?
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 03 Nov 2017, 12:03

HBS Guy wrote:I have outlined how we have punched above our weight before. But most want this to be a pissant little country with no industry left, our minerals being ripped up and away to no real benefit to the country. We have iron ore, we have coal, we should be the steel maker to the world. Baa a a we want foreigners to take over our companies. bah!


It costs too much money to produce steel in Australia, that's why all steel making is going overseas.

But, I agree that with you about foreigners owning our assets, particularly agricultural land. What we should have is a leasing scheme.
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Nov 2017, 12:50

We should be Australian and look after our own interests. We might move closer to Asia—China and Japan are huge customers of ours—and have to forget that irrelevant monarchy on the other side of the world.
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby MilesAway » 03 Nov 2017, 14:51

Auggie wrote:
MilesAway wrote:
Auggie wrote:
MilesAway wrote:Independence has knobs all over it!

Freedom and chains etc....


Chains of what, dearie?

Don't be so condescending you freak!


Well, you said chains, so I’m asking.

You know exactly what I'm saying!

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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby MilesAway » 03 Nov 2017, 14:53

HBS Guy wrote:We should be Australian and look after our own interests. We might move closer to Asia—China and Japan are huge customers of ours—and have to forget that irrelevant monarchy on the other side of the world.

That irrelevant monarch has ties with the most powerful army in the world!

Just because you want to rock the boat doesn't mean everyone else does!
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Nov 2017, 15:01

Bullshit, Germany, China, US, Russia have much more powerful armies. Brits can’t defend us.
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby MilesAway » 03 Nov 2017, 15:02

HBS Guy wrote:Bullshit, Germany, China, US, Russia have much more powerful armies. Brits can’t defend us.

I said, "...has ties with..." :roll
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby Auggie » 03 Nov 2017, 15:27

HBS Guy wrote:Bullshit, Germany, China, US, Russia have much more powerful armies. Brits can’t defend us.


Britain has a strong navy, and has naval bases around the world.
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Re: Who cares if we're a Colony?

Postby HBS Guy » 03 Nov 2017, 15:57

Garbage! Look at the pathetic effort she put in at the Falklands!
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