Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by Fast Eddie, Mar 4, 2016.
You can't have everything.
If sex is self-administered, at least you have love.
as the old song goes "love the one you're with"
I'm sure that meant more than a few options, including yourself!
At some time in your life, you need to visit Sydney, Australia. They love American and British visitors - bring money.
I've been to Oz several times on Boeing's $$ - 3 times to Sydney, once to Adelaide and three times to Geelong. DW and I would like to take a trip as I have three cousins who emigrated there in the mid-1960s.
Not sure we'll make it, but we're hoping to get enough "brass" together while we're still able to travel. We're looking at a reverse mortgage as a way to have more available "discretionary funds".
You sure about that Al ?
I’ve got mates working out there who’ve just had to get used to being called “Pommie Bastards” ALL of the time !!
There is some irony on calling new Brits down under from the not so original inhabitants, most of whom have ancestors which were forcibly incarnated to downunder in the 18/19 century by judges of courts. They have a big chip on their shoulder!
There is something you have to understand about Australians. Many of us have got huge inferiority complexes. And we do the cultural cringe. Sydney in particular was built by convicts, and there is a social division - redcoats and convicts. They run in families. We have organised crime in which much of the organising is done by police. When I was in England during 2008, I noticed I could converse with the natives very well. In Australia - because I am relatively well-educated, I have difficulty holding conversations with men more than with women, .
That 'pommie bastard' thing goes back a long way. In the 1950s many of our union leaders were Brits. And in the 1930s Douglas Jardine led the Brits in the Bodyline cricket series. That really upset the locals. I think all-in-all it is simply about petty jealousy. We will still come and save you again, in the next war
That’s good to know. Name calling is a small price to pay in that case!
Actually, in a strange kinda way, I quite admire the fact that you Ozzie’s call us Pommie Bastards etc. Here in the U.K. as in the rest of Europe, political correctness has gotten way out of control, way over and above genuinely protecting people from genuine discrimination.
Not only can you not say anything derogatory, even in jest, you can no longer say many things in praise either “you look nice today” or “have you been working out” or “have you lost weight” are all big no-no’s in the proffesional world now.
I get the impression that you’re a lot straighter and more down to earth than that down under.
Pommies tend to be more down-trodden than Australians, but we are getting there. I really like the English, their education system must be better than ours. I have never met a Bogan Englishman, but they must exist somewhere, every country has them. With some of our people, it is an art-form.
I notice that our Alexander Downer has got Trump offside, with his revelations about the Russians and Hillary Clinton. The Indonesians will be happy. Our relationship with America is crucial for peace in our region.
President Trump apology
President Trump said in a British television interview Friday that he was ready to apologize for retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British group, and he reiterated his assertions that he is not a racist.
The antics at the President Club has resulted in them closing themselves to prevent President Trump coming over here and joining
Americans deserve Trump, he is the natural extension of Ayn Rand's 'the cult of the individual' - all about ego - but what about the rest of us ?
The good thing about us Aussies is we can put shit on each other and ourselfs and putting shit on pommies, yanks and anyone else for that matter is in all in good fun, I have met and worked with plenty of poms in my life time and once they get use to our humor and the way we say things become part of giving it back to us, our closes neighbour NZ we have been putting shit on each other for as long as I can remember, but all in good fun I have some great Kiwi friends, but some people find our ways a bit strange and can't understand where we are coming from and the worst for that is Americans, they just don't get it, but mind you I also have some good American friends from this site as well a few other bike sites, but then not everyone really understands the Aussie way.
I have a handful of real friends, met none of them online ..... I’m a Canadian and don’t understand how you could meet friends on a bike forum .... sorry
I still have friends from my first year at school, I ride with mates who we all been riding together for over 45 years, the friends I have made on this site and other motorcycle sites I may not have met them personaly but still have built up a friendship, so if you have a problem understanding that then who realy cares, I also have a old school mate who has been living in Canada since a young age that I keep in contact with once in the blue moon and have a few forum friends from your way, but to me treating people where ever they are the way I like to be treated is what friendship is all about and I do have a lot of real life time friends and mates who I respect and give respect in return and of course I will always stick up for my mates.
Thanks, Alan. don't know what I ever did to deserve the orange one, but it must have been a major transgression. I sure didn't vote for the sonofabitch.
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