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posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by cartenz

The idea of Australia---the prison state----ruling the world or economy is just so hilarious.


Prison Population Per Capita
USA: 716 per 100,000 people
Australia: 129 per 100,000 people

en.wikipedia.org...

Times change--I think from the above metric it is far more apt to call the USA the prison state


Sure, imprisoning Americans (and more lucratively, illegal immigrants) is profitable; at least we weren't literally the place where Great Britain sent its most violent offenders for life imprisonment.




posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 11:50 PM
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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.

I do know who you are talking about, but i will not divulge his name. The fact is that a lot of Aussies share the OP's sentiments, and such ideologies are volatile on ATS, because ATS is an American website.

The truth is that some of the Americans here cannot take these things lightly. A lot of you skitz out...
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yeah i remember one Ausise guy who got coffin dropped at around the same time as alot of others, just for sticking up for an another Aussie.
seems TBTB on here wield their power without discretion sometimes and racism and double standards abound.



posted on Mar, 30 2013 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by cartenz

The idea of Australia---the prison state----ruling the world or economy is just so hilarious.


Prison Population Per Capita
USA: 716 per 100,000 people
Australia: 129 per 100,000 people

en.wikipedia.org...

Times change--I think from the above metric it is far more apt to call the USA the prison state




This is something foreigners, and indeed Americans, need to understand!



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital

Originally posted by cartenz

The idea of Australia---the prison state----ruling the world or economy is just so hilarious.


Prison Population Per Capita
USA: 716 per 100,000 people
Australia: 129 per 100,000 people

en.wikipedia.org...

Times change--I think from the above metric it is far more apt to call the USA the prison state




This is something foreigners, and indeed Americans, need to understand!


Yes, we do: because it means we have made a profitable business out of imprisoning our own modern Americans for mostly non-violent offenses. Not that we were literally founded on the genes of violent offenders and the prostitutes that were sent there to keep them from rowing back.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:00 AM
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Bitcoins are a bubble I am afraid but represent a beta test into the concept of cyber-currency. Ultimately "states" will want to control the issuance and supply of said genre of money however....but they will have to figure out a way to not be defacto fiat - perhaps a digital currency backed notionally by a basket of commodities (including water and energy values).
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:04 AM
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Originally posted by 00nunya00
You're right. We don't take these things lightly because they're so hilarious. The idea of Australia---the prison state----ruling the world or economy is just so hilarious. We like you guys, we WANT to like you guys, we have blockbusters when you dress up in crocskin hats and tell us "that's not a knife; THIS is a knife." But we laugh our @sses off when you say you're going to "rule" anything. Because we would have loved to have that "ruling" attitude when we were saving the world from WW2.

ETA: my apologies if you're not Australian. I direct that to Australians who share the sentiment.
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Pretty much all of the major British colonies were sent prisoners. The USA is no exclusion.

Did you know that if it weren't for American interference in Australia, we would be a powerful nation? For example: The CIA were instrumental in the removal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. The USA also made sure that Australia couldn't get Nuclear Weapons.

The truth is, we would have been a powerful state, so long as the USA never intervened. Now with the economy turning to the Pacific, we have the USA begging us to help them, and give them ample opportunity to have a say in our, and Asian Pacific affairs. I guarantee that if Australia dropped a lot of the cooperation we share currently, we will grow more prosperous and powerful as a nation.

Further, the USA never saved the world in WW2. You's entered half way through the war, when the enemies were weakened. You's barely lifted your fingers in the Pacific (because your soldiers were so undertrained)...

Every single ally helped "save the world," not just the USA.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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It used to be that I had to go to conspiracy sites to find stuff like this.
www.nytimes.com...

I have googled Reserve Currency + News + last 24 hours for many years now. Guess what? America is doomed. Ever since the election finished up it has been nothing but doom and gloom for America. the time of pretending is drawing to a close. No more smoke and mirrors. You are not the great and powerful Oz America. We can see you now.

You are even starting to see yourselves. Maybe you arent a vampire nation after all.

Give up the Reserve peacefully. Ask for the help you need. We will help you. Stop digging your grave deeper and deeper America. Its over.

Just relax. The pressure is off. We understand. Being superpower is a tough job and you were not up to it. There is no shame in that. It will be easier for you as a regular nation. We will all stop hating you. Just stand down America. Stand down.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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Why do I get the feeling that your not even Australian? Or at least not even born in Australia? Tell me, whats with all the fifty-cent party posts regarding Australia joining China? Oh and btw, culturally Australia is far more European than Asian, and geographically, the land down under is alternatively considered part of the south pacific, or a part of "Oceania", so no, Australia is not an "Asian" country. Seriously, I understand some anti-Americanism coming from Australia, but do you really expect us to believe that your all a bunch of anti-Western socialists just pining to become part of China? Thats just plain ridiculous.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by 00nunya00

Originally posted by daaskapital

Originally posted by cartenz

The idea of Australia---the prison state----ruling the world or economy is just so hilarious.


Prison Population Per Capita
USA: 716 per 100,000 people
Australia: 129 per 100,000 people

en.wikipedia.org...

Times change--I think from the above metric it is far more apt to call the USA the prison state




This is something foreigners, and indeed Americans, need to understand!


Yes, we do: because it means we have made a profitable business out of imprisoning our own modern Americans for mostly non-violent offenses. Not that we were literally founded on the genes of violent offenders and the prostitutes that were sent there to keep them from rowing back.
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Did you know that the USA was the main location of which Britain sent her convicts before Australia was founded? I bet you didn't. The truth is, the USA and Australia were both founded as colonies. They were both sent convicts.

Furthermore, the majority of the Australian population are not descendants of criminals/convicts, but rather, immigrants from Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Europe etc.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Sure, imprisoning Americans (and more lucratively, illegal immigrants) is profitable; at least we weren't literally the place where Great Britain sent its most violent offenders for life imprisonment.


Yes, it is indeed a good thing that the United States population do not have the stigma of a convict past following them into every online discourse.


It seems certain that among the felons sent to New England,
by far the largest element was made up of prisoners taken in
battle. A letter from Rev. John Cotton to Cromwell, dated Bos-
ton, July 28, i65I , states that "sundry Scots taken by him at
Dunbar, September 2, I650, had arrived there and been sold, not
for slaves to perpetual servitude, but for six or seven or eight
years," etc.


www.jstor.org...

direct link to PDF

www.jstor.org...



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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The US was just as much a "prison state" as Australia was. It means literally nothing.

Beyond that - as an American - I find the OP discouraging. I am not a boomer, and I enjoyed a few good working years in the 90's before the rug was yanked out under my feet as well.

Strong Tariff's on our closest allies is bad politics, and if there are consequences, we will all have to pay them. But ultimately - we (all of us) are going to have to figure out a better way of running a world than what we have done so far, because there are too many people living in the fall-out of our (the worlds leading economies) silly economic and political games.

We owe it to each other to do better than this. We have to decide to grow up as a species somehow. I have no idea how we are going to do it, but I'm a father, and I have to believe we can.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:13 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital

Originally posted by 00nunya00
You're right. We don't take these things lightly because they're so hilarious. The idea of Australia---the prison state----ruling the world or economy is just so hilarious. We like you guys, we WANT to like you guys, we have blockbusters when you dress up in crocskin hats and tell us "that's not a knife; THIS is a knife." But we laugh our @sses off when you say you're going to "rule" anything. Because we would have loved to have that "ruling" attitude when we were saving the world from WW2.

ETA: my apologies if you're not Australian. I direct that to Australians who share the sentiment.
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Pretty much all of the major British colonies were sent prisoners. The USA is no exclusion.


[Citation needed.]


Did you know that if it weren't for American interference in Australia, we would be a powerful nation? For example: The CIA were instrumental in the removal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. The USA also made sure that Australia couldn't get Nuclear Weapons.


Oh really? It was our "interference" that kept you, a gun-grabbing nation, from becoming the greatest thing since sliced bread and canned beer? Tell me how many nuclear weapons Israel has that America "doesn't approve of" and "kept them from getting".


The truth is, we would have been a powerful state, so long as the USA never intervened. Now with the economy turning to the Pacific, we have the USA begging us to help them, and give them ample opportunity to have a say in our, and Asian Pacific affairs. I guarantee that is Australia dropped a lot of the cooperation we share currently, we will grow more prosperous and powerful as a nation.


Yeah, sure, you could have been "a contender" if the mean old US hadn't bested you at being superior.


Further, the USA never saved the world in WW2. You's entered half way through the war, when the enemies were weakened. You's barely lifted your fingers inthe Pacific (because your soldiers were so undertrained)...

Every single ally helped "save the world," not just the USA.


"Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber alles...." Oh wait, you don't know that tune? You know why?
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:19 AM
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Indeed, it was the USA's interference which halted our advancement:

The CIA in Australia: America's Foreign Watergate
www.abovetopsecret.com...

CIA threatens Australian coal industry: Palmer
www.abovetopsecret.com...

America and Britain screwed Australia and its bid for Nuclear Weapons! (video)
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by Antonio1
reply to post by wemustbreakyou
 


Why do I get the feeling that your not even Australian? Or at least not even born in Australia? Tell me, whats with all the fifty-cent party posts regarding Australia joining China? Oh and btw, culturally Australia is far more European than Asian, and geographically, the land down under is alternatively considered part of the south pacific, or a part of "Oceania", so no, Australia is not an "Asian" country. Seriously, I understand some anti-Americanism coming from Australia, but do you really expect us to believe that your all a bunch of anti-Western socialists just pining to become part of China? Thats just plain ridiculous.
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Australasia is pretty damn Asian if you ask me.

And I was born in Parramatta Australia. I have westie blood. I have a Pommy/Aussie Grandfather and Irish Grandmother . Other side is English blood Aussie Grandfather with Aussie Grandmother that has a touch of Spanish. It makes for a pretty good looking fella but I am Australian. I was born in Australia. Australia is a multicultural nation. We are one but we are many. More Chinese come to live in Australia than people from any other nation.

And I love China because it has smashed America in the face. And its only getting started. I see America as a failed superpower that took advantage of its situation and wasted its power on rubbish. I have no genuine sympathy for America.

I guess I am just gloating. I have been waiting for this time for so long. I remember how excited I was when America got its humiliating Credit Downgrade. That was the first visable crack in the Empire. You guys are really crumbling now. Its one problem to the next. Just gets worse and worse for America. Its a beautiful thing.

edit- I know that the mighty nation of Australia is not only a country but also a continent. But I think you are being pedantic. We are soon to be nominally Asian. You like that? Western Australia has already threatened to annex itself and become part of Asia because it does so much business with China and our Federal government has been ripping them off. We are as close to being an Asian nation as you can get without being part of Asia.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:23 AM
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"Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber alles...." Oh wait, you don't know that tune? You know why?


because we busted our ass all through the first half of the war grinding the Germans down,doing all the hard work with the UK. thats why your not singing it either. where was America....oh thats right at home sipping wine on the porch while we were slugging it out, weak cowards. then came in at the end, pathetic.



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by daaskapital
reply to post by 00nunya00
 


Indeed, it was the USA's interference which halted our advancement:

The CIA in Australia: America's Foreign Watergate
www.abovetopsecret.com...

CIA threatens Australian coal industry: Palmer
www.abovetopsecret.com...

America and Britain screwed Australia and its bid for Nuclear Weapons! (video)
www.abovetopsecret.com...



And yet, Israel has managed to find vast oil reverses [as has your own country, Australia] AND obtain AT LEAST two hundred nuclear warheads, despite US objection and its best attempts to stop it? So, you're not only inferior to the US, but also to Israel? Good luck with your "ruling the Asian Century."



posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:27 AM
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by 00nunya00

Originally posted by PLAYERONE01
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"Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber alles...." Oh wait, you don't know that tune? You know why?


because we busted our ass all through the first half of the war grinding the Germans down,doing all the hard work with the UK. thats why your not singing it either. where was America....oh thats right at home sipping wine on the porch while we were slugging it out, weak cowards. then came in at the end, pathetic.



LOL, keep listening to Eddie Izzard and your other tranny comedians for your history. We laugh at the fail.
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lol, i guess your state education system in America must teach you some pretty distorted propaganda versions of what happened, but hey maybe thats why America creates TV shows like south pacific and doesnt even place Australia in it when in reality America was to scared to take the jungle combat role.
You know the Japanese would laugh at americans hiding in the dugouts on the beaches in the pacific and have respect for us attacking their positions.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:39 AM
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You see its crap like that, when I read it, that makes me think that your either some incredibly misguided college radical, or a fifty-cent stooge. In fact your love for the Chicoms reminds me of a collaborator in German occupied France's love of the Nazis. No, you are not an Asian country, not culturally or geographically. There is disliking my country or its government, and then there is over-the-top b.s. like that you've just wrote. How messed up are you that you think that China will treat you like an equal or a friend? You throw your lot in with them, and you'll be their colony within a generation or two. A victory for China is not a victory for Australia. And you know what, I remember when it was Japan that was gonna take the top dog place from us. Your country, if it is your country, started kissing up to them, and look what happened. The early 90's come around, and suddenly Japan's economy collapses, and guess what, they never surpassed us. China is the same way. They are beginning to show the same demographic problems that caused Japan's economic collapse, their efforts to to reform their economy have stagnated over the last 10 years, their government has gotten more corrupt than ever, and the amount of civil unrest has drastically increased over the last 4 or 5 years in China. Not to mention the fact the several people in their government who have admitted that they lie about their economic growth statistics, I learned that from a casual perusal of the wikileaks cables. Hell, in the last dozen years their growth rate has fallen from 12% down to 8%. Yeah, China's really scary.
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posted on Mar, 31 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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Has GEMANICUS RETURNED?
Maybe he had family or something.I'll tell you what I told himYou want to be ruled by China,good luck.Gimme my F18s back,before China steals the tech. Have you figured out what to do with Pine Gap? Good luck with that too who ever runs it anyway.









 
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