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Old 06-21-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Every time one turns around a member of the royal family is in the USA, it seems a lot of Americans are confused in wanting the old enemy in their country.
And what on earth is this bloke doing saluting Harry when he has no head gear on and cannot return it ?
Prince Harry At West Point: Target Practice, Helicopters, Bonding With Cadets (PHOTOS)

What, more Royals in California, are you sure you Americans are not missing having a Monarch ?
But doubtful if HM would want the USA back, she would not fancy Kansas.
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nzrugby, I think I speak for a large number (if not the outright majority) of posters here when I say......you are, undoubtedly, one of the most annoying, childish/immature, and asinine posters around. Please, do the world a service and pull your lip over your head and swallow it. Have a wonderful day
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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My folks are up in Brisbane, and last night we were talking about the diamond Jubillee. Apparently during the recent celebrations they all got up and sung God Save the Queen during parliment, and Gillard refused to open her mouth.
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Are Australians really serious about that though? I've always heard it was just joking.
I have a good friend lives here now but moved from Liverpool to Sydney. He loved Australia and always said it was just just **** taking. He did say however that he voted to keep the Monarchy at the last referendum cause he didn't want Britain to lose a special connection with Australia.
Aussies do that sort of stuff to people all over the world and 99% of the time it just joking. Unfortunatly a small minority of people interpret is as racism, and its their voices that are heard loudest.

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Old 06-21-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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My folks are up in Brisbane, and last night we were talking about the diamond Jubillee. Apparently during the recent celebrations they all got up and sung God Save the Queen during parliment, and Gillard refused to open her mouth.

Looks like support for a republic in Australia is dying. Looks like she may reign over you guys for a lot longer.

Well may we not sing God Save the Queen, but let it play on | smh.com.au
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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nzrugby, I think I speak for a large number (if not the outright majority) of posters here when I say......you are, undoubtedly, one of the most annoying, childish/immature, and asinine posters around. Please, do the world a service and pull your lip over your head and swallow it. Have a wonderful day

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Old 06-22-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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I do hope australia does become a republic someday and serves as an example of a country successfully doing so. I hope it would give canada some motivation to move on from the royals itself.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:01 AM
 
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Aussies do that sort of stuff to people all over the world and 99% of the time it just joking. Unfortunatly a small minority of people interpret is as racism, and its their voices that are heard loudest.
the best way to judge whether an aussie likes you is to see how much good natured abuse they heap upon you
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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One thing you don't have in Canada compared to Australia is the whole hate related to the "pom" or "bloody pom" insult. People from England or Britain in general are not an issue in Canada and I've almost never heard people say negative things about them. Whereas in Australia, well... you know.

Strangely enough, there is almost a direct equivalent to the Australian "pom" thingy in Quebec with people from France. The historical term is "maudit français" (damned Frenchman).
That is true because unlike Australians Canadians havent historicaly been the victim of british condecention and even discrimination.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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Looks like support for a republic in Australia is dying. Looks like she may reign over you guys for a lot longer.

Well may we not sing God Save the Queen, but let it play on | smh.com.au
I'm not surprised they sang god save the queen, I don't hate the queen she's a nice lady and she does her job very well and I suppose she does deserve some congratulations for that especially considering she probably doesnt have much longer to live but her job is still unnecessary and unneeded for Australia.

Even John Howard has said Australia will become a Republic after the Queen dies, but I think it would be a shame if the Queen didn't live long enough the see Australia become a Republic because it would be a huge world history making moment I'm sure she would love to live to see that.

Australia will become a Republic it's just a matter of whether it's sooner or later, I hope sooner and Julia Gillard was right in not singing it would have looked very unbecoming.
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