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    Can I at least pawn what I have before this happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    I think he's implying that Australia is 200 years behind technologically.
    We have more than our share of Nobel Prizes in Science.

    And also we don't have a gun culture, and we have banned guns. And the result is that since the banning of guns we have had not one gun massacre.

    However in a country with a proud gun culture which has not banned guns, gun massacres are a regular feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jixmixfix View Post
    lol pride much?
    We have a deprecatory sense of humour that is not appreciated in most of the world. So internationally our deprecatory sense of humour leads us into a cultural cringe.

    So internationally Australians are learning to give ourselves credit where credit is due. And we are learning to keep our deprecatory sense of humour for home.

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    Guns, Germs and Steel

    Quote Originally Posted by Il Morto Che Parla View Post
    Hmmm idk...tell that to the Aborigines.. @Victor
    Perhaps if you informed yourself by reading, "Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies", is a 1997 book by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, you would find it was germs rather than guns.

    Of course at the time the germ theory of disease hadn't been invented, so on one knew what was happening.

    To make it easy for you, just click on http://www.filestube.com/g/guns+germs+and+steel+pdf
    for a free download of the book.

    Or if the book is too much for you, you might like to view the videos on Youtube by clicking on - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgnmT-Y_rGQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    We have a deprecatory sense of humour that is not appreciated in most of the world. So internationally our deprecatory sense of humour leads us into a cultural cringe.

    So internationally Australians are learning to give ourselves credit where credit is due. And we are learning to keep our deprecatory sense of humour for home.
    Give me a break....you make it sound like no one understands you because you're australian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    This day, today, guns just disappeared. What would the world become like?
    I predict driveby javelinings.
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    For all that we have done, as a civilization, as individuals, the universe is not stable, and nor is any single thing within it. Stars consume themselves, the universe itself rushes apart, and we ourselves are composed of matter in constant flux. Colonies of cells in temporary alliance, replicating and decaying and housed within, an incandescent cloud of electrical impulses. This is reality, this is self knowledge, and the perception of it will, of course, make you dizzy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    This day, today, guns just disappeared. What would the world become like?
    Well let's see... the predecessor of modern firearms, the arquebus, became commonly used around 1400s.

    Before that people would just hack each other with sharpened metal.

    So there you have it.
    Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.

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    There'd be more knives/swords.

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