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New Flag for Australia

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

  1. PZ99

    PZ99 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    By the time the Huaweins have taken over Britain post Brexit that thing will be replaced by an emblem of chopsticks and silicon chips.

    Maybe we could keep it as a sign of resistance to the above...

    After all, it was laid on more OZ coffins per capita than that of any other country in WW1.


    Just an alternative view and that's it from me on this one :)
     
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  2. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    I reckon we put the US flag in the corner where GBR was, Aboriginal flag in opposite corner, United Nations flag in top right corner and so not to annoy them, the Chinese flag in the bottom left corner.
     
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  3. bellenuit

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    It would have been the way to go. But now there would be cries of "cultural appropriation"
     
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  4. qldfrog

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    I know bellenuit, we have reached the sad state where we are so black and white..no pun intended
    that all positive and nation building initiatives are next to impossible.
     
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  5. wayneL

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    If w must have a new flag, imo it must be of a, single, unifying insignia. No way should it pander to any group.

    Example is the Canuck flag, doesn't pander to anyone and cant offend anyone; yet it is unique, quintessential, and immediately recognizable as Canadian.
     
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    I have already said that WayneO, and you did not like my post, so you can go back to were you came from.
     
  8. wayneL

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    So you did, kudos, the first sensible thing you've ever said on ASF ;-)
     
  9. Macquack

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    Not very nice Wayne, can Joe suspend you from ASF for being a dick head?
     
  10. qldfrog

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    Not a good enough reason, too many pretendents☺️
     
  11. wayneL

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    Facts aren't always nice Macquack. But at least we can agree on that one point...bygones.
     
  12. Smurf1976

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    Flag or Republic.

    If either of those becomes a topic of political discussion then that usually means the economy is doing badly. They're the standard go-to's when there's a need to divert attention from more common topics.

    If not the economy then it will be something else bad.

    Seen this movie before..... :2twocents
     
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  13. SirRumpole

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    Yes, we are in a per capita recession apparently, so watch for a lot of flag waving by the government.
     
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  14. IrishDigger

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    I support Australia becoming a republic but not a change to our national flag and every time this discussion arises I am reminded of the following poem,

    http://www.australianflag.biz/flag-poem
     
  15. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    My great uncles didn't fight for the flag, they fought for Australia. And they weren't that impressed with Britain after Singapore.
     
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    All the Irish I know wouldn’t agree with you.
    Are you from the north perhaps
     
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    One of my distant relatives was a member of a group of Federalists to design the new flag of The United States. Produced in February 1861 at the succession of Louisiana.

    [​IMG]

    It isn't used now so I would like to present it as the new flag of Australia.

    If you do not like that one this was the first effort:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. bellenuit

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    Too like Malaysia'a.
     
  19. IrishDigger

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    My reasons for not supporting a change to our national flag is that I am concerned that in this era of political correctness we could end up with some abomination in order to satisfy the various minority groups; what part of Ireland I come from is irrelevant.

    I have been in Australia for over 50 years and for most of that time served in uniform under the current Australian National Flag.
     
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  20. Humid

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    So your from the north
     
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