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I come from a Land Down Under

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Gdday mate, I come from a land down under from down under lol New Zealand. I dont think I could handle Aussie, too many things there that can kill you. We have nothing here to kill us lol except KFC, MDonalds. Great site.




posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 11:26 PM
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Welcome to ATS, and being from the land down under... you have an automatic fan in me.


I hope you enjoy ATS as much as I have!



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:25 AM
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g,day baz. i visited the shakey isles back in 75 on tasman exchange. very green lots of hills and a volcano spitting out tiny rocks that were landing on our heads in the nearby exercise area. either 10 of fifteen k away. then one of your skyhawk pilots flew through the debri cloud. yep flame out. we borrowed a larry (landrover) one night and shot thru to palmerson nth i think and did the rounds of the pubs. ran out of money and sold of some don10 assault cable for beer money. we did the tourist thing and went to sulphur city (rotarua) hope i have spelt it right. also went to the glowworm caves and the hot springs place where they feed the trout. was it called rainbow springs?. whilst there a bus load of yank tourists pulled in. old folks, turns out they were a group of retired teachers. we were in mixed uniforms. the blokes from the southern states were in summer dress long pants, long sleeve shirts some with sleeves down and wearing a tie and some with sleeves rolled up some with and some without ties wearing either berets or slouch hats, whilst some had no head dress on at all. we gentleman of the 3rd task force out of townsville were in summer dress tropical. shoes, shorts, short sleeved shirts with the same mix of head dress. a group of us were having a smoke at the front of our bus and watching these old folks debuss and give us some strange looks. anyway one old bloke comes over to us and intrduces himself telling us the above. he then said that he was wondering how and what we were with all our different clothes and head dress. as some of the old dears were a bit worried. so we blokes looked at him and his friends. yep a bit of wonder and some concern was visible. (come in spinner). we replied. no. your ok mate, we are a bunch er group of australian scouts on a conference tour and dont worry we will watch your bus and gear for you whilst you go inside.the old bloke thanked us, wondered back to his mates had a quick natter with them then all the old dears waved to us. so we waved back. so the yanks then proceeded to ask us if they could ake pics of us, we said yes and so they did. happy snaps of australian senior scouts. we were then approached by their bus driver, a kiwi of course and he was an ex troopie. so what did you aussies tell the yank. we told the kiwi and he simply fell over laughing. went to one of the under bus storage bays pulled an esky and we, all six of us enjoyed a leopard export . yep pretty sure it was leopard came in a blue can. a really good beer. thankyou for the g,day and hope you enjoyed my walk down memory lane. always wanted to cross the ditch again, but have not. oh yeah i saw/met the most beautiful woman i have ever seen whilst in auckland. wow wow wow. never got back to the shop to take her out after she finished work. oh well .. we were walking down a street in auckland on our way to the melonesian hotel and i happended to glance into a large store AND SAW HER. I STOPPED DEAD backed up went inside and stood at the counter. this dream asked me if she could help me. fair dinkum mate no bull i was struck dum i could not speak. the lady next to me started to look at me i could feel her looking at me. still speechless the other shop assist. an older lady started to approach me as this dream had spoken to me again and i was still unable to reply. so the older lady pipped up. i think he wants to ask you out, dont you?. both older ladies started to giggle i went betroot red and felt really hot. so intro done and arrangements were made for after work. as i said. did not get back there. .struth what a looker.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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g,day mate. thankyou and i reakon your pic of the boomer is great. you would have to go a long way to see something more graceful than a boomer in full flight. in fact the only thing i can think of that would approach the boomer in flight would be a line of fallow bucks swinging out in front of you a bout a thousand yards down the fence line to then swing in and take the fence. take care mate, and if yer got one. keep powder dry. manning clarke said. we may see blood on the wattle if the people ever wake up



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 06:41 AM
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Welcome i hope you start some threads it always good to listen to the past.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Gday mate and thankyou for the greeting. short yarn. we boarded a c130 herc in auckland to head back to aussie. the plane flew out over the harbour and over the bridge slowly clawing at the sky for height. i was back toward the rear on the left hand side and able to view the sights through a window/port hole, whatever. as i was watching the harbour pass by i glanced forward at the rear of the wing and saw several birds fly past. then. bang, shudder. a great sheet of flame came off the inboard engine across the wing and flashed onto to fusilage and struck the window i was looking through. i said. s##t. as my body jerked backward. we were not too worried as the herc still had 3 good engines. word came down from the flight deck that we would have to turn back as we had flown through a mob of seagulls and taken a bird strike on the left inboard engine. my reply was. no s##t . so. when we landed, they dropped the ramp and we all started to file out. my mate in front of me stepped of the ramp and promptly got down on his hands and knees and kissed the ground. i almost fell over him as i tried to avoid his strange actions. i managed to half step, jump over him. i turned around bent down and dragged him up onto his feet and said. s##t bloke, what the f### you doing mate. he replied. ahh, terra ferma. the more firmer, the less terror. everybody within hearing distance then cracked up. one other bloke replied. you,ll be right mate we,ll all chip in and shout you a cab home. more laughter. so. we spent another 24.hrs in NZ, whilst another herc was flown out from aussie for us... important note here.... we drank both the other ranks and the corporals boozers dry that night. the kiwi airforce blokes were good hosts.



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:49 PM
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welcome to ATS, why all the emphasis on the TV Auzzie lingo ? Australians make a good percentage of the input here on ATS and I would assume America and Austraila have a lot of things in common like the stealth control from Brittan, which we both despise. you have the witch on your money and we have the illusion of we are in control of our government, tax money and military. remember Brittania flys the double crossed flag. we both have been double crossed in our own different ways. so welcome to ATS ... the place where freedom remains in the hands of the moderators.
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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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hi mate welcome from another aussie. seems to be a much bigger pack of aussies here these days.

just on icehouse, i went and saw them live in sept 2011 on the comeback tour. one of the greatest concerts i have seen. they havent lost anything. massive night....just wish i could remember the end of it...rahaha



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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Crikey, not another Sozzy...or crowy to some.

Gord..there everywhere!!!.

Ya know the Army has dropped the Rising Sun on the Slouchys now. (except ceremonial use)

www.army.gov.au...

Apparently it offends ethnics.....Maybe the Japs.
. (just Kidding)



posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Slopheads



posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 02:55 AM
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Hello there! long time lurker here too. Glad you finally decided to join the ranks. woo!

Also, I've always wanted to go to Australia. Don't take this as ignorant or anything, but have you ever seen a kangaroo? :]



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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G,day mate amd thankyou for the greeting. firstly, i gather you refer of my reply to one of germanicus,s rants against the yanks. i felt it was appropiate in its vein. if you feel i use tv lingo. i am hurt, nay shocked as tv has hijacked our uniquely australian english and belittled it. left us looking like a mob of drunken, uneducated bloody morons. although i do prefer the phrase bloody drongos and/or galahs. we are all a product of our past, upbringing and education. it would appear from your comments that my private education has somewhat failed you. never the less i grew up in the bush. i was a third generation serviceman and when i joined blokes thought i was english by birth with a aussie bush upbringing chucked in. the result of my education i fear. one of my sons was a fourth generation serviceman. so, there you go. i should prob thank you, with a bit of a cringe. i am not now or ever have been a city slicker. also, im over sixty and i dont talk yank. a bloke is a bloke is a mate and yes in the army a bloke was also at times a cobber, which is infact a word of kiwi origins. tankiies were turret heads, arty blokes were drop shorts or nine mile snipers and the gentlemen of the infantry were crunchies although the yank name of grunts soon raised is friggin head. i do not and nor will i give in to the use of words like buddy or guy, soda, candy or the pagan celebration of hawoleen. i use the word sheila as it upsets the wife. she has never left school (i worry about her) if you get my drift and my use of the afore mentioned word does in fact arc her up. mate i love using the word. it is uniquely australian. i dont as a rule swear anymore. but, if i am relaying what i consider to have been a somewhat funny past event i will use the language used during the event.as for the queen. i like to say phil the greek and his missus. he is and she is. i can remember getting a cuff under the ear from the old man for booing the queen down in adelaide as she drove past. i got some real dirty looks from others in the crowd as well. yes, we have been well and truly shafted by the powers to be. in britain, usa and canberra. menzies i think it was wanted to go nuke for our defence. the brits and yanks spat the dummy on that idea, and to placate us they promised to carry the defence ball for us. yeah right. past history shows that does not hold up with the brits and after what jimmy carter did to the shah of iran and what happened to sth vietnam shows the promise does not always apply with washington. but, would with the general pop. of both countries. one being the mother country and the other the older sibling. as for the flag i prefer the one we have over the meatball alternative. i do have to admit that a flag with the southern cross centred would be ok. i knew an old english gentleman. he was old when i was 30,i was allowed to view without touching/he wore gloves. it was a 18th century hereldrey book belonging to his father who was a something or other of the realm. most interesting. the history behind the formation of the flag we call the union jack. you might like to check out just what the meaning of crown land means and also check out what world heritage listing really means. to finish i watch landline and sanfl on abc. cum on north adelaide.



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 06:48 PM
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G,day mate. thankyou for the welcome. like your callsign, didnt your blokes snatch a good victory last week?. i have an older sister lives in sydney, god bless her, think sho goes for crunulla. oh well we all have personal problems. sounds like the icehouse event was really something to see. yes it would seem that a lot of us are starting to question and search. this is most assuredly not the country i grew up in. to much social engineering/change and we are told its all for the better. yet things keep getting worse. it must be real crook overseas now. you even need a lic. for a slug gun now, with the bleeding hearts sill saying we need more of the british gun law system enacted here. piffle poppycock and rubbish. the brits dont have to register slug guns so i hear. so more bs down our throats. my grandfather told me that when this county first became the commonwealth everyone trained with a rifle. the fear was that the russians would invade. keep yer powder dry bloke.



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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G,day mate. hmm, checked your link. still cant do that myself have to get one of my sons to show me. my grandfather on my fathers side was a light horseman 9th light horse if memory serves me correctly. he used to wear his old slouch hat to anzac day parades brim down kangaroo feathers flutters (old joke) and badge on the front of his pugaree. his badge read, australian commonwealth military forces. i think dads read australian military forces. in cadets mine read australian commonwealth military forces and the same in the cmf (army reserve) yet in the regs mine and my brothers, heck all of us read australian military forces.the latest reading. the australian army. is a fizz me bethinks. so you an ex troopie?. in the late sixties my grandfathers best mate a relativee and therefore my great uncle told me a very interesting story. he took me aside to relate the below. strangely he died a week later. god rest his weary soul. when they were out of money a group of them would hide out of the side of a road whilst one of the blokes waited up the road a bit with one of his remounts. the horse would then when an agreed price had been reached be sold to a passing arab heading in the right direction. when the blokes hiding out saw the aussie whaler (horse) coming down the road with his new owner. they would mount up and ride onto the road. accuse the arab of having stolen an australian horse and promptly confiscate said horse and ride off. now with beer money and more likely one very upset horse as the average arab was noted for being pretty harsh to horses. the other story he told me often comes into my thoughts, the lighthorsemen that charged on foot at the neck on gallipolli, as we know. did not take their horses. they were left with my grandfathers mob. anyway, their horses bolted. no others, only theirs. they tore free from their picket lines. they bolted, injured other horses and caused damage to tents and men. no one could understand why. until. word filtered back about the shocking charge and subsequent loss of life to the young west aussies.... turned out the horses bolted at the same time that their riders went over the top. strewth. leaves a bloke thinking deeply does it not... keep yer powder dry



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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G,day mate. i grew up in the bush (country) the house paddock alone was 5 thousand acres. the roos could be a real problem at times. they caused a lot of damage and stilll do to fences and create large holes under the fencing at times. and out in the back paddocks you could sometimes count up to 500 roos. mostly greys. they are the smaller ones. they can be as mean as blazes at times. seen the dogs chase a roo into a water hole. it then turned around and drowned one dog and ripped another to shreds. (dogs own fault.) the joey is not born in the pouch but climbs up to the pouch on a licked smooth and wet trail through the fur made by the mother, it then attaches itself to one of the teats. its about the size of your thumb at birth. depending on the weather, drought or good season the female can stop the development of the joey in her womb waiitng for a better season. so, yes we did shoot roos. when your grazing 13,000 sheep and 9,500 cattle natural feed can be a contest. if you have 5000 acres of wheat or barley in the ground a mob (group) of roos can and will destroy the whole crop. so area/district head counts were/are conducted by plane and vehicle.. then you were/are informed of how many are to be culled. but mostly the professional govt. shooter can and does the cull. things were a bit different back in the 50,s 60,s 70,s you used to be able to keep a lid on the roo population yourself. national aerial surveys have shown 86 million roos. their population varies on the seasons. but it will be a long flaming time before there are half as many people here as there are roos, and i gotta tell yer . if you are unlucky enough to hit one with your car they have been known to end up coming through the front window and kicking the driver to death. just hitting one can kill you and your car. a glancing blow does not always kill your car and hardly ever the roos. strewth. they are one solid animal. to be able to watch one in full flight as it bounds off across the paddock is indeed a gift from god. an absolute wow. strength, grace, beauty and speed but if you take out a wombat in your car you will at the very least destroy all of your under body and still prob. write of the car. the last time i shot a roo it had broken its leg after wiping out a mazda car. total write off and the poor old dear driving was really in a mess ..



posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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G,day mate. thought i would add and appendix to my reply. the most important lesson i learnt in the army was not, never volunteer. it was and i quote. never urinate into the wind. insert your own word for urinate. the old mans last words of advise to me before catching the train to melbourne and on by bus to kapooka was. you do not steal your mates drink. you do not steal your mates smokes and you do not steal your mates sheila, (mum did not like that word) and dont tell em yer come from the bush or they will throw you into the bloody infantry. hope you cop a laugh out of my reply.



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