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    FFS - the PC crowd have F88ked it again for a fine Aussie Tradition

    So, it started out with this ...

    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Yarra Council (Melbourne) votes to cancel citizenship ceremony, ban references to Australia Day




    A Melbourne council will stop referring to January 26 as Australia Day, after a controversial motion was passed in a dramatic town hall meeting.
    Yarra council voted to:
    • Hold a small-scale, "culturally sensitive" event featuring an (aboriginal) smoking ceremony on January 26.
    • Adopt a communications plan that focuses on "broader community education to help people better understand Aboriginal community experiences of January 26".
    • Refer to the day as "January 26" until another term is adopted nationally.
    • Officially support the #changethedate campaign in council publications and social media.
    • Consider ways to lobby the Federal Government to change the date of Australia Day.

    The Social Media is running hard on the issue, the government funded JJJ have moved their fameous 'Top 100' songs from Australia Day to so other day.
    One of the fun things that gave you the heads up was that the Lamb' Ad was on the Telly.


    2010



    2017


    An now, the fun tradition of a piss take wrapped in some decent marketing, we get this utter shite.
    NO MENTION OF AUSTRALIA DAY



    FFS Australia ... WAKE UP ... stand up for something.

    If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    You can dislike Australia repositioning what it stands for.

    I don't think you're right in suggesting it's a sign of Australia not standing for anything.

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    The PC crowd will be around to set you straight.

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    I'm sure your analysis will be as thought provoking ​as ever.

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    I liked this one;



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    Then again I liked this one too;



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    Sam for Prime Minister!



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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Consider ways to lobby the Federal Government to change the date of Australia Day.
    Wtf. Why not just have a date, any date but Jan 26, to celebrate culturally sensitive stuff?

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    Bloody desk-top guys at it again. Why oh why can't they get laptops, tablets or mobiles like the rest of us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Bloody desk-top guys at it again. Why oh why can't they get laptops, tablets or mobiles like the rest of us?
    Guilty your Honour.

    Back in the West, so on a PC.

    The Tablet is dusted off when I'm back in the Kingdom.

    Hail Mary

    Hail Mary

    Hail Mary

    Three enough ???

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    I vote for doubling down on these coonts and commissioning a special Australia Day celebration flag featuring HM Bark Endeavour.

    She was not actually part of the first fleet, whose arrival is celebrated on 26th January, but she is the symbol of the arrival of European civilisation.

    I will personally be seeking a 1/100 scale commissioned build of the Endeavour for my lounge room to celebrate the arrival of civilisation in the land down under.





    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Wtf. Why not just have a date, any date but Jan 26, to celebrate culturally sensitive stuff?
    This is a top idea from Norts. We can keep, Australia Day and also have a 'sore losers' day sometime in June to keep things fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    I vote for doubling down on these coonts and commissioning a special Australia Day celebration flag featuring HM Bark Endeavour.

    She was not actually part of the first fleet, whose arrival is celebrated on 26th January, but she is the symbol of the arrival of European civilisation.

    I will personally be seeking a 1/100 scale commissioned build of the Endeavour for my lounge room to celebrate the arrival of civilisation in the land down under.







    This is a top idea from Norts. We can keep, Australia Day and also have a 'sore losers' day sometime in June to keep things fair.
    I have a wooden replica of the endeavor which takes pride of place on my bookshelf. Bought it in vietnanm . The attention to detail is brilliant.and one of my prize possesions. Will post up a pic of that scaled down ship when im not less pissed. Now just getting in practice for the 26th

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Bought it in vietnanm
    I have a few scaled ships from VN. Great workmanship and decently priced.

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    Its a challenge now. Gonna go find the camera crank up the laptop snap a pic. Get back to ya shortly. Using imgur now since photobucket becane mercenarey coonts. Watch this space

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    Was looking for something else and found this from Nev ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Was Australia invaded or settled by Captain Cook?


    University tells students Britain 'invaded' Australia - BBC News

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    Invaded for sure. Cook had a flag.

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    ^^I redded nev for that OP on a well deserved charge of trolling (since he posted up the OP and did not offer any opinion) and he went scatty for about a week!

    That was the best red I ever sent!




    Hey Nev, have you broken the new cabbage-meter? How come you have got a 5th silver dollar. That should not be possible. It should have turned into a 6th cabbage. That was a new cabbage-meter not even 6 months old and you have broken it already!

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    Great pic bld. Incredable detail. Even the rigging functions.

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    There ya go.theres me ship.not a great picture but you get the idea. i will be drinking to excess on the 26th, its my patriotic duty,

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    I bought that in hoi an many years ago and they had a thriving business going on with most people opting to send there purchase home by courier, after they ordered the replica of what they wanted, they were well surprised when i said i like it i want it how much. oh no sir you have to order, no i want that one now coz im leavin tomorrow. i drove into vietnam on a roadie so had space enough for it. good deal i reckon, cant remember how much i paid for it but it was one of those impulse buys the kind you think your not gonna see the same thing again.

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    ^^^Looks like a proper bewt replica that does lao. I doff my captain's bicorne to you sir!

    Looks a bit bigger than 1/100 too.

    Post up some more pics of the details if you get a chance. Looks like some quality work there.

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    I thought you guys were changing the date to 8th May?

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