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by Lura
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:00 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

I know this was posted ages ago, but I'm only checking the thread again now, so... Australia is one of the only countries I can imagine where having differing rail gauges is for the most part a non-issue. The only place where it would even be worth bothering to standardise it is the eastern states....
by Lura
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:29 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

A rail gauge is the gap between the rails on a train track Australia's biggest pre-federation fuck up was each colony building different rail gauges. There's a standard line gauge linking every mainland state capital and ACT and NT's only rail lines are standard gauge, however, beyond that, each st...
by Lura
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:38 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

About Oz day, We should remove the Union Jack out of our national flag. We're an independent country. We shouldn't have a flag of an other country in our own flag? I don't like the Australian flag because it feels more like the flag of a colony than one of an independent nation. It's also nearly id...
by Lura
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:23 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Why is it that the fact that it's already a public holiday not good enough? I've literally said in like every post that the date of federation would be good if not for that fact you keep ignoring . As a result I don’t find it to be the next best date, as you've wrongly assumed. I merely suggested t...
by Lura
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:21 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Oh, boy, what have I created. Ok, first, I think you've missed the point of what I meant, though that could be my fault with regards to how I worded it. I mean that the holiday itself (Australia Day) doesn't celebrate the landing of the First Fleet, it celebrates the Commonwealth of...
by Lura
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:07 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

May 9 and July 9 don't feel important enough to make Australia Day. You don’t feel that the adoption of Australia’s constitution, the highest law of the land and literally the document that defines Australia as a country, is important enough for a national holiday? I think the main issue with the c...
by Lura
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:11 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Oh, boy, what have I created. I'm pretty left-leaning, but I don't think changing the date is necessary. As others have already mentioned, it doesn't celebrate Aboriginal genocide, just the nation of Australia as it exists now. Does it? Britain claimed the East of Australia (then known as New Hollan...
by Lura
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:07 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

What do you guys make of the change the date (of Australia Day) debate? If you ask me, it's just window dressing. There are serious problems in Aboriginal communities, but trying to solve them would require actual effort, so let's just to clutch onto straws to try to solve imaginary problems. That ...
by Lura
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:39 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Gosh, you don't even know the name of Mark McGowan or Steven Marshall? I already knew we were irrelevant to the eastern states but dang. Honestly I might be biased as a South Aussie (though I think the Libs are crap so there's that) but Steven Marshall handled it the best. Gladys and Anna wouldn't ...
by Lura
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:25 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Gladys has been given Australian of the Year by The Australien. (not that that's a problem) Honestly, I'd think Dan would deserve it more. Despite being somewhat incompetent, I think he'd do a better job because he's consistent with his beliefs, and despite it not always turning out, works hard. I ...
by Lura
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:39 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: A gun in every house is a must
Replies: 1467
Views: 22757

If you're from New Zealand, then I, as an Australian, find it very hard to believe that you could think this. New Zealand has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the world, so I can't see New Zealand's policy as anything less than a great success. We in Australia did a gun buyback in the 90s af...
by Lura
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: A gun in every house is a must
Replies: 1467
Views: 22757

Gun Control doesn't work though. We had a gun buyback and it just left guns in the hands of criminal gangs. However forcing people to own guns is just as bad as taking it away from them. If you're from New Zealand, then I, as an Australian, find it very hard to believe that you could think this. Ne...
by Lura
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:08 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Some people (mostly on the left) think Trumpism has infiltrated Australia - and I think that's stupid. The people that support Trumpism (like One Nation/Australian Conservatives voters) are usually under 10%. What's everyone else's thoughts? I think one only needs to look at Clive "Australian ...
by Lura
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:49 pm
 
Forum: Arts & Fiction
Topic: NSPolandball 3: Return Of The Countryballs (4 YEARS!)
Replies: 12367
Views: 463728

Can anyone make a Middle Ball-rael??? They should be happy and smart-looking Could I have 4 versions (sorry in advance)? One just normal with the flag, one is a Triangle, one is a normal circle with a Graduation Hat, and one has a Climate Protest sign with the words “Der iz nu planad B” (this is ac...
by Lura
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:48 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Which city would you live in? Part 2: Earth Bogaloo
Replies: 6793
Views: 101476

Hagåtña, I guess, because it's smaller and isn't currently hurricane damaged, but not much of a fan of either option to be honest.

Adelaide, Australia or Auckland, New Zealand?
by Lura
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:40 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Now that China has stopped buying our food and coal, there are huge food shortages and huge power outages, and people aren't allowed to turn their power on, unless the temperature falls below a certain level. China is now begging Australia to mend their relationships with us so we can get back to t...
by Lura
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:37 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Well, the thing is, from at least how I see it, many people aren't willing to pay for newspapers anymore. Not many people under 65 watch free-to-air TV anymore. This is why countless Free-to-Air channels, such as 4ME, Yesshop (although that was due to them ceasing trade), Fresh Ideas TV, many WIN L...
by Lura
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:56 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

I don't think that any country can go all renewable at this stage. SA and VIC tried that and look at the huge power failures + electrical prices. Don't get me wrong, we'll eventually get there, just not now I hate it when people blame our power outages on renewable energy. You can't transport any e...
by Lura
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:38 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

I never said the removal of daylights savings had to be just New South Wales, though you are correct that just NSW changing creates a bigger problem near Albury and Mildura, among others I'd imagine. I don't like the idea of having two time zone rules in one state as it is, I just tried to find som...
by Lura
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:44 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Maybe a solution to Gold Coast's time zone issue is to have that immediate area follow Sydney time, like how Broken Hill runs on Adelaide time. The problem with that though in this situation is how close the Gold Coast is to Brisbane and thus if it would be beneficial to make such a switch. Broken ...
by Lura
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:25 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

I hope you enjoyed writing that, because I didn't enjoy reading it much. You're correct about days being longer despite the arc of the sun being lower in the sky, but you've missed the corollary that day length doesn't vary much in the tropics. That is the valid reason Queensland has to reject Dayl...
by Lura
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:55 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Australian Political Discussion Thread
Replies: 685
Views: 15888

Wa all so has the same group of people who keep bring up daylight savings, who should really just move east if they like it some much,seeing WA voted No a number of times on it. Daylight savings is an excellent idea for people who live far from the equator. But between the lines of the tropics, day...
by Lura
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:26 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Monarch Formality Index
Replies: 112
Views: 3356

Monarch Formality Index (The order of scoring boxes for each questions are fixed in a top to bottom fashion, with the scores of -2 to 2 respectively.) 1. Is your monarch an absolute or constitutional monarch? [ ] Absolute monarch [ ] Absolute monarch with minor constitutional elements [ ] C...
by Lura
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:51 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Guess the favourite real life nation of AP
Replies: 588
Views: 9369

The Euro-Siberian Union wrote:
Lura wrote:Obviously Russia.


It's Belarus but tomato, tomahto, am I right?

/skip


Eh, close enough. Fun fact, that saying doesn't work in text form outside the US because the default pronunciation is tomahto and not tomayto. Amuses me every time I see it.

/stillme
by Lura
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:44 am
 
Forum: Forum 7
Topic: Guess the favourite real life nation of AP
Replies: 588
Views: 9369

Obviously Russia.
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