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Originally posted by mbkennel
Originally posted by wemustbreakyou
China is a new hope for the world.
If you are a member of the Chinese Communist Party. Otherwise,....
How can good people continue to support our evil western governments? You bag them for your own selfish reasons. Think the IMF has done a good job? Think OECD nations and 'upward mobility' have worked? I do not.
Originally posted by DanaKatherineScully
The USA keeps on complaining about China & how it keeps it's currency low & the USA is doing exactly the same thing.
USA should stop poking it's nose into other peoples & countries business & telling them what they should & shouldn't be doing.
It is really one thing that gets my back up about the USA is that is is so hypocritical, it moans about Russia's human rights record when the USA's is just as bad, it proclaims itself to be the land of the free & yet it is one of the most oppressed & controlled countries, what with the government spying on all of it's citizens.edit on 31/3/13 by DanaKatherineScully because: spelling
Originally posted by daaskapital
Originally posted by caterpillage
Op reminds me of a guy that posted here a year ago, an Aussie who was very pro china, socialist, anti America. Cant remember his screen name now..
Yeah...he reminds me of a lot of Aussie posters who kicked the bucket for no apparent reason.
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Australia is not and will never be part of Asia - period!
Australia is in a gifted position to be the world leader economically.
We have a massive mining sector thats booming, unfortunately we have a pitiful leadership that has no experience in taking advantage and managing this awesome opportunity.
Manufacturing and the industrial sector has suffered enomously due to the strong Australian dollar.
A couple things Australia needs to do....
1) Devalue their dollar a little (im not an economist so do not unde3rstand how other countries do this but if they can, why cant we?)
2) Bring back tarrifs on imported goods. Why should we be the only donkeys to reduce tarrifs to zero % while others still rtin them to protect their own industries?
3) Get rid of the mining tax.
4) Get out of the singapore standard for the value of oil when we have heaps of oil and gas ourselves to use but we have to suffer by paying higher "international rtes".
5) Tear up all the stupid free trade agreements Australia has signed over the years.....these are nothing more than more nails in our manufacturing coffin.
6) Get a leader with some brains and vision. (seems to be much harder than it is lately)
Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by wemustbreakyou
Australia is doing what they think is best for their country and its people; this is to be expected; and what they want to do does make sense; however...I just don't like it when people gloat about it.
Originally posted by Starwise
Hate Americans much? Business as usual you say? You could not wait to get your 20 posts in before you wrote your first thread. What is your agenda here I wonder
Originally posted by six67seven
"THIS MEANS WAR!!!"
...says the military industrial complexedit on 30-3-2013 by six67seven because: (no reason given)
I find it pretty amazing that this almost imagined "economy" can cause so much trouble. Its trade of goods, how can we get it so stuffed up.
Originally posted by wemustbreakyou
Its strictly business you must understand.
The QE that America will not end has really hurt Australian exporters. America has forced Australia to dump the USD in International Trade with China who happens to buy a third of Australian Exports. Now that Australia has shown that business is more important that 'friendship' you will see Australia make more announcement's of direct trade with other nations.
But if America was really Australia's friend would they be attacking our exporters by manipulation of their currency through 'Unlimited Quantitative Easing'? We get the message America. You do not value friendship with Australia. Thats fine. Australia is an Asian nation and we are well positioned to enter the Asian Century.
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Originally posted by typhoon310
this guy is giving us true australians a bad name, its just not what we do, jump on the band wagon of who ever is bigger or stronger.
if he was a real australian he would show a little fight and determination on keeping this alliance with our great friends the united states.
i for one do not want to be an "asian country" i think the relationship with china should stay the way it is. if anything we strengthen it with the US.
you can have this much history with the US and simpily decide " we dont like you anymore" and change sides.
“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
― Thomas Paine
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”
― Edward Abbey
“The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously.”
― Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”
― Samuel Johnson
“You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak House
and the lists go on....
if your driving through the bush and someone is bogged and you have a winch, do you leave them for dead and drive on?, no you stop and help a mate out no matter how bad it is.