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Originally posted by TiggersTheMan
I really liked Farscape. So thanks, Australian actors.
That's about the only appropriate reply this thread deserves.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
I would like to add that indeed Australia was set up as a "penal colony" Botany bay, all that, thing is the vast majority of the "convicts" were people guilty of nothing more than being poor. Back in those days they had a lovely thing in England called Debtor's prisons - can't pay your landlord = go to jail.
So any image of Australia being settled by bloodthirsty killers is nonsensical.
I'm just wondering where the US is going to send all our poor people who can't pay their bills.
We have more than our fair share of ignorant people here but many of them are kept safely locked away in the Capitol building.
Originally posted by openyourmind1262
All Americans aren't idiots, only the one's we elect to political office are the stupid one's. To hold a nation or just the American members of ATS up to your scrutiny & test of "are we stupid". Is stupid in itself. It shows your distain for America. I used to think Australia was a great place, that is until I became a member of ATS and learned the truth. Australians are arrogant, snobbish, and think their shat don't stink.
You also think your the smartest people on the planet. NEWS FLASH!! Your not. If American's are stupid you folks are a damn close second. Even in that you did'nt win, you came in second, which is a nice way of saying you were the first the lose. America, fought for and gained our independence from Britian. Australia was a prison colony for Britian, which Britian let go. and look at you all now, All grown up and arrogant . Bless your heart..
edit on 6-6-2012 by openyourmind1262 because: (no reason given)