Cairns, Australia--a small town between a reef, a jungle, and a hard place

May 29, 2012 Full story: Examiner.com 13

There are few places in the English-speaking world as exotic as Cairns , Australia, but at the same time it's a town that feels a bit like a small town in some unexciting corner of America.

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“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#1 May 29, 2012
Damn. Always wanted to barrier reef. Must be fantastic. Port Douglas. Steve Irwin Zoo. Thats where I'd go. Not Sydney and Melbourne. Jesus Christ would an American stand a chance there. Latte arrogant crowd. Just the sight of those assange wannabees makes me scream.
John

Brisbane, Australia

#2 May 29, 2012
Assange is a HERO.
He's a HERO.
He exposes corruption.
He exposes fascism.
He should be given a medal.

“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#3 May 29, 2012
Porpoise Spit in Muriels Wedding. Love that movie. Saw that and said I'd love to go there. Then I saw movie about scuba diving Americans in barrier reef. Sharks ate them. Still thats one of the natural wonders of the world.

“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#4 May 29, 2012
Oh oh. John boy is here. Barrier reef treasure.Assange is criminal. Medal huh.Hate that sonofabitch more that anyone on planet. Not trolling. Really serious. EVIL

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#5 May 29, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Porpoise Spit in Muriels Wedding. Love that movie. Saw that and said I'd love to go there. Then I saw movie about scuba diving Americans in barrier reef. Sharks ate them. Still thats one of the natural wonders of the world.
Seriously Humbug you have got to see someone about the split in your personality...it is disturbing...

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#6 May 29, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Oh oh. John boy is here. Barrier reef treasure.Assange is criminal. Medal huh.Hate that sonofabitch more that anyone on planet. Not trolling. Really serious. EVIL
If you arrest Assange you would have to do so of all journo's and close down all papers....and that is state oppression and no one wants that....American soldiers actually got seven of their own killed when they burnt the Islamic holy book....and that can be proven...get the point?...You are clutching at straws!...If the American government wants to be hated worldwide more even than they are in some foreign countries.... for carrying out some kind of vendetta against truthful reporting and need to know.... then they are more stupid than even I give them credit for....no one is that stupid!....
Ahomana funnyDique Fixers

Sylva, NC

#7 May 29, 2012
Ahomana wrote:
<quoted text>
If you arrest Assange you would have to do so of all journo's and close down all papers....and that is state oppression and no one wants that....American soldiers actually got seven of their own killed when they burnt the Islamic holy book....and that can be proven...get the point?...You are clutching at straws!...If the American government wants to be hated worldwide more even than they are in some foreign countries.... for carrying out some kind of vendetta against truthful reporting and need to know.... then they are more stupid than even I give them credit for....no one is that stupid!....
You are....

teminate teminally? Hahaha... getting "teminally" a BOUFFON, CLOWN and BABOON in your old age?

Do it and stop being a cowardly little shit in my pants boy.

teminate funnyD's terminal, teminally:

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/mauritius/TI ...

Hahaha.. no "ssssssllllllloooooooowww wwwww"motion....teminate funnyDique for carrying out some kind of vendetta against truthful reporting and need to know....

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#8 May 29, 2012
Ahomana funnyDique Fixers wrote:
<quoted text>
You are....
teminate teminally? Hahaha... getting "teminally" a BOUFFON, CLOWN and BABOON in your old age?
Do it and stop being a cowardly little shit in my pants boy.
teminate funnyD's terminal, teminally:
http://www.topix.com/forum/world/mauritius/TI ...
Hahaha.. no "ssssssllllllloooooooowww wwwww"motion....teminate funnyDique for carrying out some kind of vendetta against truthful reporting and need to know....
Still following me after every post sweetie....you must be desperate...
Johnny

Canberra, Australia

#9 May 29, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Oh oh. John boy is here. Barrier reef treasure.Assange is criminal. Medal huh.Hate that sonofabitch more that anyone on planet. Not trolling. Really serious. EVIL
Unlike Bush, or Ronny Ray-Gun...Such sweet war-mongers. No wonder Amerika is such a haven for red-neck fruit loops..!

“an ex-yank with a scuba tank”

Since: Jul 12

Los Angeles

#10 Jul 19, 2012
As an american who now lives in Cairns it is nothing like "a small town in some unexciting corner of america". It's actually a vibrant and fun little tourist town with a good amount of arts and culture for a town of it's size. Not to mention it's natural beauty.

have a look and see for yourself! www.visitcairns.com.au
aussie oi

Saint Marys, Australia

#11 Jul 19, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
Damn. Always wanted to barrier reef. Must be fantastic. Port Douglas. Steve Irwin Zoo. Thats where I'd go. Not Sydney and Melbourne. Jesus Christ would an American stand a chance there. Latte arrogant crowd. Just the sight of those assange wannabees makes me scream.
c'mon over
you know we have a rep for killing arrogant @ssf*cking yanks on the reef

“Tilt my hat at the sun”

Since: Jun 12

And the shadows they burn dark

#12 Jul 19, 2012
I spent most of my school years in Cairns.
Not sure where the "small town" bit came from, idiot reporter with no idea I guess.
Was a city back then & I guess it's a larger city now.
Where I used to live, over our back fence was cane fields as far as you could see.
I hear those fields are all houses & suburbs etc. now.
Proud boy

Brisbane, Australia

#13 Apr 21, 2013
Cairns is awesome, most beautiful town in Australia. I know because I moved there.
If you want some good information on Cairns check out http://cairnslife.wordpress.com
It could have some more info. Its a gem site that has articles written by locals and people that moved to Cairns.

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