76% of Aussies would vote Obama, but 71% wouldn't live in US

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 04:27 AM
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I love statistics...


In Australia, 76 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Senator Obama, to Senator McCain's 10 per cent.

When asked if they were paying attention to the campaign, 85 per cent of Australians said they were, with 24 per cent of claiming a high level of interest.

But a resounding 71 per cent said they would not want to live in the United States.

Of the global picture, the magazine's polling director John Fredricks said: "It's Obama by a landslide - except in the country in which he's actually running for president".



www.news.com.au...


So if my American friends think I'm a nutty liberal, it's just that I come from a nutty liberal country.



McCain on 10%... Harsh.




posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 04:34 AM
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Strange, I'm the complete opposite, I'd live there....but I wouldn't vote for Obama.

I want a huge supersized Big Mac meal and see sexy cheer girls and say dude and baby alot.

Maybe....

Fox.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 04:41 AM
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Heh, personally I probably wouldn't vote at all!

"Dude" and "baby"... Definite maybe on that, I'd be careful what you wish for.

You can wander on down to any local Maccas and have that sort of treatment given that we're already that Americanised.

No way that I'd live there... Nothing personal, I'm sure a lot of Americans wouldn't want to live here, neither.

Probably too few guns here.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 05:39 AM
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I'm a Yank who has visited Oz on several occasions. If I were 20 years younger, I'd emigrate there in a heartbeat. Just the smell of the gum trees in the air was enough to seduce me. Wonderful, wonderful place -- especially the magical, mystical Red Center -- or should I write Centre? ;-)



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:04 AM
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I spent some time in the States in 98 and 99. The West Coast was alot like here, I loved it there. I saw practically the whole country. I meet alot of great and generous people. I was invited to spend Thanks Giving with a family I met whilst travelling in L.A. One night after getting of a greyhound whilst travelling to go snowboarding, some folks picking up their son took me in, as It was too late for me to find anywhere to stay, they then helped me find a hostel the next Day. People there are mostly like us, it pains me to think what they are going through at the moment. Another thing, the level of fear that seems to have washed over the USA ever since Sept 11, that has changed things forever, I feel lucky that I got to experience the USA(especially NY) before that tragic day. But those people are still like us.
I also think the polls stats refect the negative view of GWB.Our former Primeminister seemed to love him so I think the republicans cop that too.

P.S. I got my first taste of UFO/ET/conspiracy theory fever in the States, I was driving a car for an old lady from BC, Canada to her summer house in Palm Springs, On that Drive, on those dark highways, I first heard C2C with Art Bell. If it was not for that.....I doubt I would ever have found ATS all these years later....God Bless the USA.

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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:45 AM
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Gave up what rights ?


Do you even know what you're talking about ?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 06:54 AM
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YeY! An American vs. Aussie thread!

I knew it would degenerate as soon as I saw the title. I'd say more, but I would be hit with a barrage of Southerners telling me "well if you don't like it, go to some other country" followed by calling Canadians names and tossing around the word "socialist" a lot. Because it's easy to pick up and move out of country. I'm rambling. Bye.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:11 AM
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Originally posted by atlasastro

P.S. I got my first taste of UFO/ET/conspiracy theory fever in the States, I was driving a car for an old lady from BC, Canada to her summer house in Palm Springs, On that Drive, on those dark highways, I first heard C2C with Art Bell. If it was not for that.....I doubt I would ever have found ATS all these years later....God Bless the USA.

[edit on 7-10-2008 by atlasastro]


Yeah maan YEAAH!

see now that's what I'm talkin about!



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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:14 AM
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Originally posted by Magnivea
YeY! An American vs. Aussie thread!
actually this started as an Aussie vs American thread.
I was just swinging back.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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I agree


Originally posted by Fathom
imagine what they would do here, bend over and lift up their skirts is what.

And they’ll say thank you for it.

I live in oz and can’t wait to get out .

Dock6
Have you seen the freedom of speech in our constitution? Oh that’s right it’s not in it. People over here say we have the right to vote it’s not a right if its mandatory, its only a right if I also have the right NOT to vote. we are forced to have a positive opinion for candidates weather we like it or not.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:20 AM
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It's not Aussie vs. Anyone, it's just interesting how countries like Australia and Europe are labelled socialist for preferring Obama.

I'm sure we'll have more examples that prove that point.

For some reason, some Americans take criticism, especially if its wrapped in sarcasm, as a call to arms.

I'm certainly outgunned in that regard, as I gave up my right to own a gun as I still can't find a logical reason to own one as a grown man.

In any case, Obama is going to be elected next month so we won't need to argue about such things.





posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:30 AM
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You always have the right not to vote, if you happened to register when you were 17 you made your choice back then, true Australia is far from perfect but i would live ther over the US anyday, however i am waitibg for my European visa to come through so i can live here if you can get past the language barrier it is a great place to live, but ill always come back home to Oz.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:30 AM
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oops sorry double post


[edit on 7-10-2008 by pazcat]



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:33 AM
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Originally posted by mattguy404

I'm certainly outgunned in that regard, as I gave up my right to own a gun as I still can't find a logical reason to own one as a grown man.

you obviously haven't had a rattler come up on you in your backyard? or an alligator creep up to your front porch?
or had anyone break into your house while you were sleeping?
Australia must be such a safe place...


In any case, Obama is going to be elected next month so we won't need to argue about such things.

don't hold your beath...or rather yes, why don't you g'ahead and hold your breath.






posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:37 AM
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i dont vote any more. (i'll say no more on that)
good luck in eu.
hoping to get back there soon my self.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by Fathom

don't hold your beath...or rather yes, why don't you g'ahead and hold your breath.





Why the animosity? Can't your gun reach this far?



I'm not sure how a gun would help in the case of a snake. Although I have had a non-venomous carpet python up on the roof once, it was fairly long.

I called the wildlife service and they took him away - no gun needed there.

I can't really vouch for alligators; we don't have them. All the crocodiles are up the top end.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:38 AM
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Your right australia is a fairly safe place, its one of the reasons our lifestyle is so highly regarded, as to the snake argument for a gun, please do you not know 4 of the 5 most deadliest live here, why kill a defenseless creature, its just that attitude that is not appreciated too well



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by Fathom

Originally posted by mattguy404

I'm certainly outgunned in that regard, as I gave up my right to own a gun as I still can't find a logical reason to own one as a grown man.

you obviously haven't had a rattler come up on you in your backyard? or an alligator creep up to your front porch?
or had anyone break into your house while you were sleeping?
Australia must be such a safe place...


Have you Fathom?
Has a rattler come up on you in your backyard? or an alligator creep up to your front porch?
Or had anyone break into your house while you were sleeping ?

I'm interested to hear these stories.

Because in my 26 years I spent in Australia I never experienced such a thing. Nor has anyone I know, from 1 yrs old to 98 yrs old, experienced any of this.

Don't expect I, or anyone I know to either. What compelled you to ask these questions ?


I have traveled most of the world, USA, Asia, Middle East etc... and I just today got my visa for the places in Europe I plan to head to very soon.
I still wish to travel to Canada and would love to experience other cultures in Africa etc ...

So where in Australia have you lived to know what you know Fathom?
I expect your passport to put mine to shame given your opinions offered here.

I never lived in 'the Outback' though, did you to experience such horrors ?



Originally posted by mattguy404 For some reason, some Americans take criticism, especially if its wrapped in sarcasm, as a call to arms.


This is nothing new. Expect it any time you offer up ANYTHING



And I see no reason, and never have in all my existence living in Australia to own a gun. Even with the infamous "Underground" murders that took place not even 20 minutes from my family home in Melbourne.

And I plan to raise my family there and retire there.
I'm not sure how it is in other cities in Australia, and I don't entirely agree with giving up our rights to carry as we have been told to, but in my experience, we don't even need em


We'll see what the future holds aye ? lol




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posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 08:04 AM
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Excellent post



And it doesn't take a psychology degree to appreciate that for many,
a gun is a substitute penis


Guess Aussies don't suffer that dreadful sense of inadequacy





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