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New Flag for Australia

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by wayneL, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. Macquack

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    This one is for you "thesaurus" WayneO.

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    Still maintaining the rage since 1975.
     
  2. wayneL

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    I don't understand the thesaurus ref MacQuack, but as horrifying a thought as a Gough flag is, there is solace in knowing that will never happen. :D

    I nominate Sir John Kerr as worthy of being on one of our coins/notes. Save Oz from further damage he did. The great man is in fact Kerr. :cool::D:p:
     
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    Washington led the revolution and was their inaugural president. Gough set in place a set of circumstances that ultimately ruined our industrial competitiveness.

    If they rename our currency "Peso" then Gough would be entirely appropriate.
     
  4. Macquack

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    Oh please, you blame Gough for f***ing everything. He was in power 40 years ago. Try blaming someone current, like Abbott for killing off our motor vehicle industry.:mad:
     
  5. Macquack

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    While you are at it Wayne, go shoe a few horses in China and see how competitive you are internationally.
     
  6. wayneL

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    My expertise is in high demand in China. It would be much more lucrative for me to work there. ;)

    If it were not for Gough, it would probably be better here.
     
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    Abbott didn't kill off the motor industry, those seeds were sown in the years 1972-75.
     
  8. Macquack

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    How hard is it to change a tyre on a horse? Don't China have any good tyre fitters?
     
  9. wayneL

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    Been there before with you MacQuack. :rolleyes:

    But for the benefit of readers, a qualified specialist farrier must have a knowledge, inter alia:

    • of anatomy and in intricate knowlege of lower leg anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, morphology and pathology
    • physics, mechanics and chemistry
    • metallurgy and blacksmithing
    • plastics technology
    • veterinary procedures as it pertains to the equine digit and assisting in the same
    • horsemanship horse psychology
    • human psychology


    That's why I get the big bucks;)
     
  10. Macquack

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    Is the human psychology in reference to how you handle the clients when they get the sh*ts with how much you charge?
     
  11. Smurf1976

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    Must be a recession on the way if we're having a debate about flags.

    The flag, the national anthem, the constitution, becoming a republic, etc. That's what politicians focus on when there's a need to divert attention from real problems for which they have no solutions. :2twocents
     
  12. SirRumpole

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    I don't believe any politicians in Australia are promoting the idea of changing the flag, and nor should they. Certain people tried to run the Republic debate from "on high" and got slapped down by the public. If there is a push for any change in the flag it should come from the citizenry not from the politicians.
     
  13. Tisme

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    The danger of flags is that they get old very quickly :

    for example the winner of the Ausflag 88 flag competition in the Bulletin magazine:-

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    Don't understand the fascination with the Southern Cross either. 500 years ago some Italian sailor decided to bundle some stars together as a constellation to represent a cross and we think it's something peculiar to Oz....really?
     
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    Not often. It's retraining folks who have been intellectually polluted by basket weavers.
     
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    The Oz flag is another one of Menzies' expediencies to have it ready for the Queens' coronation in 1953 and subsequent Royal Assent when she opened parliament in 1954.

    So the flag ain't that old.

    In 2008, the day before Australia Day, Michael Jeffery gave assent to the Aboriginal Flag which is supposed to symbalise black people standing in full sun on red dirt , flags have cultural significance to hunter gatherer indigenous inhabitants it seems :rolleyes:

    Flags are so fricken stupid, but I do get congratulatory handshakes from those that appreciate my 4 metre jobbie unfurling from the second story. :D Changing the design could have a deleterious effect on the look of my Queenslander, so I think I should have the final say on what any new flag might look like.

    I thought this was rather inspiring, relevant and shows the dignity our forefathers had for our wind flapping icon:

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    WW1 version:

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    This was a cool Federation version:

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    There are some interesting alternatives out there, I don't mind this one:

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    Personally, I would prefer it, if it featured more gold, and one heck of a lot less green.
     
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    Like this?

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