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61. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Gelli

Since u are determined to perch, on that moral platform, of yours, why dont u consider equality.
Arent people from Australia entitled to get to Paris, for a weekend, as quickly as we here in Europe can. I cant even count how many Australians, who have told me that it takes a long time to fly from Australia to Paris. A teleporting machine would solve this problem and give Australians equality.;)

[ Edit: Edited on May 6, 2007, at 8:01 AM by Mel. ]

62. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Gelli

Since u are determined to perch, on that moral platform, of yours, why dont u consider equality.
Arent people from Australia entitled to get to Paris, for a weekend, as quickly as we here in Europe can. I cant even count how many Australians, who have told me that it takes a long time to fly from Australia to Paris. A teleporting machine would solve this problem and give Australians equality.;)

Mel,
Teleporting machines would have every piece of Euro and Oz riff-raff high-fiveing as they pass through the ether like CRIPS in the night.
Why would we need equality when we have innate superiority.

63. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

No Wotthefigh.
We are superior. ;)
And the rif raf might become more like we are, if they are given the same opporturnies. The teleporting machine is the solution.

64. Posted by Mr Gee (Budding Member 91 posts) 9y

Ozzie riff-raf?....erm..... does that mean you have posh people in australia?
i'm sorry i just don't believe you, from what i know its a nation of beer drinking, vest wearing, pick-up driving, barbeque having, vegemite eating, kangaroo beaters.... where 'Women roll and men thunder'

;)

65. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Mr Gee

All their grandparents are convicts. ;)
Mark my words, the apple never falls far, from the tree.

[ Edit: Edited on May 7, 2007, at 6:48 AM by Mel. ]

66. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Mr Gee

All their grandparents are convicts. ;)
Hand-picked by the finest judges in England
The apple never falls far, from the tree.....
C'est vrai, mais le pomme droppez sur le bonce de le grand philosophe Izzy Newton

67. Posted by Mr Gee (Budding Member 91 posts) 9y

Is that french, or have you had a few too many VB's at the barby?

68. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

He is drunk Mr. Gee.
They always are.
Of course, it is not French.
Australians just have very poor spelling.;)
Their schools are not European standard, u know.;)
Teachers in Australia are the blind leading the blind.;)

[ Edit: Edited on May 7, 2007, at 8:27 AM by Mel. ]

69. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Arent people from Australia entitled to get to Paris, for a weekend, as quickly as we here in Europe can.

That's actually a really interesting comment.

To my mind, no, they aren't, though I think that the word "entitled" is completely out of place here. But no, they aren't, for the same reason that Europeans or Americans aren't all entitled to go to the Great Barrier Reef for the weekend, or to the Sydney Opera house for a Friday night out.

Actually, probably Australia would suffer from more people going to the GBR than Paris would be by wotthefigh's Ozzie Riff-Raff. They would teleport right to it, thus knocking out the need for tours/boats and asst infrastructure from Australia etc that add a huge amount of benefits to the Aussie economy. All of which whilst being un-policable, so people would have free access to currently inaccessable (deliberately) parts of the reef, would tramp all over it, pick bits of it for souvenirs etc without any way to stop them. The Reef would suffer significantly worse than now, and probably die fairly quickly.

I cant even count how many Australians, who have told me that it takes a long time to fly from Australia to Paris.

I have the same thing (changing Paris to any place in Europe, and adding Kiwi's to the grouping), you hear it all the time. But by the same token, when you ask many of them why they don't come and live in Europe permanently, which would thus allow the the option of visiting Paris for a weekend [I know lots do], they all say that they like home too much. To a point at least, they choose to live far away from Paris by choosing to stay in Australia

why dont u consider equality.

At the moment, we're all equally far away from somewhere. If we had instant teleportation, we'd all be equally close to everywhere. (yes, there are lots and lots of holes in that argument).

Since u are determined to perch, on that moral platform,

Oddly, it hadn't occured to me that I was being in anyway moral about my stand. I was looking from a more technical/logical/psychological/realistic/Consequential point of view, and deliberately ignoring the moral side of it (which was basically, should we be allowed to kill cute bunnies to save the environment)

70. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Ooo come on, let them go to Paris ... As long as they stay in France, the rest of Europe doesn't have to worry.

Herr Bert
(should be a good social experiment, to re-populate the half of Paris with Ozzies - I wonder what would happen to the Parisians)