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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Well, Rome lasted a thousand years speaking Latin.
    It lasted even longer speaking Greek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    It lasted even longer speaking Greek.
    And why not? Ancient Greek is the most beautiful language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post
    I don't know how "attempting to influence" ever came to mean attack, but whatever. Don't like it, fight back. Don't let us into your back yard if you don't want us there. Your country, your business. You don't have to listen.
    We fought the big tobacco companies in our High Court and won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    We fought the big tobacco companies in our High Court and won.
    Good for you. You're an independent state, you don't need to deal with us.
    You lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post
    Good for you. You're an independent state, you don't need to deal with us.
    Of course we do. We have three treaties with you in good repair - a military treaty, an economic treaty and a land treaty. And we have fought beside you in every major conflict in the last 100 years.

    And as well we are founding members of the United Nations and we have signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights together.

    And we are both members of Western Civilization based on Ancient Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity and the Enlightenment.

    We are entangled like two quantum particles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Of course we do. We have three treaties with you in good repair - a military treaty, an economic treaty and a land treaty. And we have fought beside you in every major conflict in the last 100 years.

    And as well we are founding members of the United Nations and we have signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights together.

    And we are both members of Western Civilization based on Ancient Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity and the Enlightenment.

    We are entangled like two quantum particles.
    I agree. Even a lot of current culture is shared between the two countries. But as much as we may share, we don't need to share everything, or allow it to be "taken." I think gun ownership is pretty fundamental, but if the average Australian disagrees, that's their prerogative. You have the right to your own system of law, and everything that entails.
    You lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeeekyyy View Post
    I agree. Even a lot of current culture is shared between the two countries. But as much as we may share, we don't need to share everything, or allow it to be "taken." I think gun ownership is pretty fundamental, but if the average Australian disagrees, that's their prerogative. You have the right to your own system of law, and everything that entails.
    Actually, we both have the same system of law called the Common Law where precedent is followed. And interestly, our Courts take notice of your precedents as your Courts take notice of ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    Most Americans don't even recognize that "Oz" is shorthand for "Australia" in some places.
    I just assumed it was..as in the Wizard of Oz.

    Due to the many fantasies coming from that area lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craic View Post
    I thought it was..as in the Wizard of Oz.

    Due to the many fantasies coming from that area lately.
    Victor doesn't troll for Australia. Victor trolls for himself. It gives him a sense of emotional control which he oh so desperately craves.
    Spewing crap while wrapped in a flag gives one a plausible deniability - "I'm not a lunatic, I'm a patriot!"
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Victor doesn't troll for Australia. Victor trolls for himself. It gives him a sense of emotional control which he oh so desperately craves.
    Spewing crap while wrapped in a flag gives one a plausible deniability - "I'm not a lunatic, I'm a patriot!"
    I'm happy when I identify with something larger than myself. So I identify with Oz.

    And of course the USA looms large in Oz because it is large. So it is important to clear a free space for ourselves.

    And fortunately their day is our night, and their winter is our summer, and our heads point in opposite directions. If this were not the case, we would be like Canada - "as Canadian as possible under the circumstances". But instead we have maintained our own identity.

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