I don't hate America nor do I hate Americans. I do dislike certain institutions, and I do not agree with some of America's policys. You know what, the only thing that really pisses me off about Americans is that they can't after being told again and again, pronounce the word AUSSIE....FOR SHITS SAKE PEOPLE......IT IS NOT OSSSEE.....IT IS OZZEE. This includes my American friends here in Perth, who I am sure do it half the time just to piss me off. But nothing jerks me more than watching a show, such as Entertainment Tonight, and you get some blonde bimbo skank, trying to look cool by saying Aussie and pronouncing it OSSEE. Fuck, I feel like throwing a brick throught the TV screen.
One comment on this forum which really pissed me off was from PTY.....he pretty much said that America is responsible for the Australian people to sleep safefully at night....when I responded to him (on two or three occasions now), I get no response from him, yet he brings it up quite regularly.
One thing that gets up my arse is that someone can think that I know nothing about a country in which I do not live. This has a lot to do with what PGF (Glory....Glory...Glory) mentioned about us being a more worldly people (for the reasons he mentioned), but also the fact that I have studied at university level for 2 years, History and Macroeconomics. Aside from this, I have travelled far and wide, and have seen many things that people only dream about, and even some that people wish they will never see.
Someone mentioned something on another thread about this being an international forum. This is true, which is why you will expect differing views on a wide range of subjects. Over the last couple of months, it has been American elections, American elections, American elections. If I even so much as put my opinion forward, I am chastised for it.
I am more than happy to hear a non-Aussie's views on Pauline Hanson, or even better, Aboriginal Australia ....it has been brought up a few times about our "bad" treatment of Aboriginals, but no-one explains how they are treated bad, or in what context. They say it simply to throw mud in passing. When I say something I explain what I mean, and it is from the heart, but most importantly, from my brain. If anyone wants to debate the Australian Aboriginals, I am more than willing to do so, because it is a subject which I hold very close to me.
LH423....Tanzania? Tanzania? You do realise that is a country in Africa right?
In closing, I hope that America and Australia can keep their friendly relations in future, because without it, we will no longer get 3 or 4 per year visits from those hot, steamy, godlike men on their "lay"-overs in Fremantle, which most people call the American Navy
I believe the world is round, and "down under" is on top. I believe Australia is the best address on earth!