Australia an 'embarrassment' in Asia

Nov 29, 2012 Full story: AdelaideNow... 540

Speaking at the annual Australian Tourism and Export Council meeting, chief economist from White Crane Group, Clifford Bennett, said Australia was being left behind in the region.

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Becky

Taiyuan, China

#464 Dec 12, 2012
UScitizenAbroad wrote:
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I see. Thanks for info.
I read 1421 years ago. Know something of the Chinese voyages to east Africa, Arabian Gulf, SE Asia. Not informed too well on the voyages to Italy/Europe.
Eastern/Western historians still at odds over Chinese discovery of Australia ?
Even the Chinese don't claim Admiral Zheng He and his fleet made it as far as Europe. If there was the slightest possibility, they'd be trumpeting it from the rooftops.
UScitizenAbroad

Australia

#465 Dec 12, 2012
Becky wrote:
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Even the Chinese don't claim Admiral Zheng He and his fleet made it as far as Europe. If there was the slightest possibility, they'd be trumpeting it from the rooftops.
Agree with you!:)
Aussieradiohost

Bedminster, NJ

#466 Dec 12, 2012
We Aussies like being an embarrassment to the world.
Aussieradiohost

Bedminster, NJ

#467 Dec 12, 2012
We Aussies like it when our radiohosts get people killed. It makes us feel superior about ourselves. That's why these radiohosts are in demand in Aussieland. This is not the first time where they embarrassed people to near suicide before.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#468 Dec 12, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Might want to re-visit what Gavin Menzies says in his books
http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2006/s...
Almost all of what he claims is disputed by the best scholars in the area. About the only thing that he says that's correct is that Admrial Ho existed and that there was a trading fleet, but the claims they were ginat ships numbering in the thousands (i.e. Star fleet) is highly unlikely.
Yes I've seen a couple of articles refuting Menzies claims, who knows, his book were and interesting read, i certainly have no way of proving one way or the other.
scouser

Sydney, Australia

#469 Dec 12, 2012
Anglo-Saxon Celt wrote:
Australia is NOT part of asia.
Australia is part of OCEANIA!
Fark off slopes!
you racist piece of sh*t! now run along and get skin cancer and DIE, pinky cracker mutha f*cka!
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#470 Dec 12, 2012
sid wrote:
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Yes I've seen a couple of articles refuting Menzies claims, who knows, his book were and interesting read, i certainly have no way of proving one way or the other.
One of the cotnradictions of the Star Fleet was it's mandate to collect trade or tribute from places as far afield as Africa and (according to Menzies) Europe and America. But we know successive emperors in China prevented and discouraged it's subjects from leaving the "middle kingdom" and minimising foreign influence. Second Chinese were meticulous at keeping records of foreign lands. For instance we know Chinese buddhists visited India and Ceylon often to collect scrolls. We also know the Chinese traded with India and Ceylon from pre-christian times. They were able to muster a war fleet to abduct a Ceylonese king who dishonored the Chinese admiral and take him back to China.

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#471 Dec 12, 2012
Aussieradiohost wrote:
We Aussies like it when our radiohosts get people killed. It makes us feel superior about ourselves. That's why these radiohosts are in demand in Aussieland. This is not the first time where they embarrassed people to near suicide before.
Before you get on your high horse, there are a number of media related suicides here in the US. Nancy Grace has two under her belt alone.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nancy-gra...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/toni...

“REFUSE ALL IMITATIONS!!”

Since: Jan 11

Longwarry, Australia

#472 Dec 12, 2012
Aussieradiohost wrote:
We Aussies like being an embarrassment to the world.
More likely you are an embarrassment to New Jersey.
lastbefirst

Australia

#473 Dec 12, 2012
Terra Australis, the great racist southern continent paradise home to mercenaries, pirates, convicts, mafiosi, jew usurers, anglo human trash; land of the greedy where the only honor currency is the mighty dollar, and a man's word is not worth more than a few dollars. A clear embarrassment to human kind and civilization.

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#474 Dec 12, 2012
The ADELAIDEAN wrote:
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More likely you are an embarrassment to New Jersey.
Thank you. There's a lot of them up in North Jersey.
sid

Brisbane, Australia

#475 Dec 12, 2012
lastbefirst wrote:
Terra Australis, the great racist southern continent paradise home to mercenaries, pirates, convicts, mafiosi, jew usurers, anglo human trash; land of the greedy where the only honor currency is the mighty dollar, and a man's word is not worth more than a few dollars. A clear embarrassment to human kind and civilization.
Zo sha bi
yeah right

Carlton, Australia

#476 Dec 12, 2012
Teaman wrote:
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Before you get on your high horse, there are a number of media related suicides here in the US. Nancy Grace has two under her belt alone.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nancy-gra...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/toni...
What an awful person. Vulnerable people should be careful about accepting an interview from this one.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#478 Dec 12, 2012
Teaman wrote:
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Before you get on your high horse, there are a number of media related suicides here in the US. Nancy Grace has two under her belt alone.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nancy-gra...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/toni...
I think in this instance the woman volunteered to appear on the show, knowing the reputation of the host.

In Jacinta Saldanha's case she was duped into being phone pranked then broadcast across the globe.

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#479 Dec 12, 2012
Elias wrote:
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I think in this instance the woman volunteered to appear on the show, knowing the reputation of the host.
In Jacinta Saldanha's case she was duped into being phone pranked then broadcast across the globe.
That's true. A suicide occurred none the less. I jumped in when someone was criticizing Australians for causing a suicide. I don't know if the prank caused the suicide or if there were other factors involved, but this woman actually caused the suicides. I don't think they volunteered to appear, but could have declined an invitation. I agree with that.

Simply preventing some people from looking down their nose at others.:-)
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#480 Dec 12, 2012
Teaman wrote:
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That's true. A suicide occurred none the less. I jumped in when someone was criticizing Australians for causing a suicide. I don't know if the prank caused the suicide or if there were other factors involved, but this woman actually caused the suicides. I don't think they volunteered to appear, but could have declined an invitation. I agree with that.
Simply preventing some people from looking down their nose at others.:-)
Andy Warhol talked about everyone having their 15 minutes of fame. Reality TV has made that possible. However many of the programs are like the psychological version of the "Hunger Games". people forget about girls wanting to commit suicide after appearing on Big Brother
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-386...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/bigbroth...

http://totalbigbrother.com/news/daily-star-su...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-...

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#481 Dec 12, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Andy Warhol talked about everyone having their 15 minutes of fame. Reality TV has made that possible. However many of the programs are like the psychological version of the "Hunger Games". people forget about girls wanting to commit suicide after appearing on Big Brother
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-386...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/bigbroth...
http://totalbigbrother.com/news/daily-star-su...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-...
I've never seen that program. I don't know why that would trouble someone to the point of wanting to commit suicide.
Cosmo

Perth, Australia

#482 Dec 12, 2012
Anglo-Saxon Celt wrote:
Australia is not part of asia.
Asians in Australia are an embarrassment to the Australian people.
We are embarrassed because we were stupid enough to let them into our country in such large numbers and now we have to tolerate their crimes and their racism, not to mention their racist expectations that we 'have' to allow more of them into the country.
As for this rubbish we are being 'left behind' i have to ask; left behind what?
How do you have a tourist industry if you don't let people vist?

Asia has offered Australia a lot. They are arguably propping Australia up economically and are the reason for the high standard of living here.

Are you sure you are from Australia because most here understand how we rely on Asia a lot when exporting our goods.
Cosmo

Perth, Australia

#483 Dec 12, 2012
Teaman wrote:
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That's true. A suicide occurred none the less. I jumped in when someone was criticizing Australians for causing a suicide. I don't know if the prank caused the suicide or if there were other factors involved, but this woman actually caused the suicides. I don't think they volunteered to appear, but could have declined an invitation. I agree with that.
Simply preventing some people from looking down their nose at others.:-)
I'm actually quite suspicious. It was very quick of the police to rule out homicide so quickly. It usually takes months if inquiries before they can state this.
Anonymous

Europe

#484 Dec 12, 2012
China should colonise Australia and exterminate convict descendants then ship its human surplus to Australia. That land is part of Asia and it does not originally belong to aussies anyway.

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