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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:23 pm
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I don't venture into this part of the forum much, I should do it more often. Keep it up Lane, very amusing
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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:27 pm
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Originally Posted by gruffbrown
I don't venture into this part of the forum much, I should do it more often. Keep it up Lane, very amusing
Feel free to come and have a go anytime.
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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:28 pm
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I don't venture into this part of the forum much, I should do it more often. Keep it up Lane, very amusing
Welcome, welcome, best thread in ages. Get a pizza in and settle down to enjoy
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Originally Posted by HiddenPaw
Long time no see in these parts....you here for a scrap?
Been too busy ....and too knackered to fight

I will pull up a chair though.

Want some popcorn
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Welcome, welcome, best thread in ages. Get a pizza in and settle down to enjoy
trouble is I think Lane has vanished... where's Hutch and Vash when you need them.
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Welcome, welcome, best thread in ages. Get a pizza in and settle down to enjoy
I'd love to Polly, unfortunately I've barricaded myself into my 'Zoo pen' to keep the Illegal immigrants out, so I'm having trouble getting out to the "mall"
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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:47 pm
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[QUOTE=sandrainaus]QUOTE=Lane]said by lane in feb 2006 But the years have passed by. One thing and another has prevented me from returning to the UK. I doubt I'll ever be able to do it now, apart from have my ashes sent back there.




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As for me -- I've been back to UK in the past couple of years. And was very saddened by what I saw. It bears no resemblence to what I remembered. QUOTE




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Yes I noticed that as well.

And I thought that the writer was male, but they don't seem to be as they have a husband.

Is the person typing out these posts really the author of them.
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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:50 pm
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[QUOTE=sandrainaus]QUOTE=Lane]said by lane in feb 2006 But the years have passed by. One thing and another has prevented me from returning to the UK. I doubt I'll ever be able to do it now, apart from have my ashes sent back there.




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As for me -- I've been back to UK in the past couple of years. And was very saddened by what I saw. It bears no resemblence to what I remembered. QUOTE


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Well spotted Sandra. Perhaps this guy's high on something. Or maybe one of those sandwich board chaps - The end of the world is nigh?
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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:54 pm
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The issue when I commenced posting in this thread the refusal by some to accept responsibility for their presence in Australia.

The responses to my posts since then have noticably avoided addressing this issue.

People instead have attempted to divert the discussion in a variety of predictable directions.

Mostly, they have adopted an antagonistic attitude whenever the issue of personal responsibility has been raised.

No one doubts that many from the UK are unhappy in Australia.

What is utter nonsense is the suggestion floated as 'fact' that these UK migrants were 'tricked' into coming to Australia.

If someone is 'tricked', it follows as day the night that someone tricked them and it has been claimed the Australian government and/or its agents tricked 'poor innocent UK citizens'.

Rubbish.

When those same unhappy UK migrants accept that they came here because they wanted to, then they're on their way to maturity.

You seek my sympathy on account of your homesickness, then you have it.

You want my agreement that you were tricked into coming here, then you're not going to get it. Because it's clear that if you can get yourself online now for the purpose of enjoying each other's misery, then you could have got yourself online while you were still back in the UK, at which time you could have found out everything you needed to know: the population of every single burg in this country, employment figures, wages info, medical info, climatic variations, etc. etc.

I'm sick of asking you, so ask yourselves: Why didn't you do that? Were you afraid it would take the bloom off your impending flight to Australia?

Then you have no-one to blame (seeing 'blame's' your thing) but yourselves.

Too bad it you don't like the truth. The truth's not going away just because of you.
you really do need reading lessons, every one here at some point as stated they have made a mistake ,have admitted they have got it wrong . people investigated before they travelled ,but things are not as they seem and there is only so much you can learn. what really baffles me is that people like your good self seem to be able to use any info you like to justify your arguments (although you personally seem to be on a godly cusade of self rightous clap trap ask yourselves this that and the other like we haven't already )yet any negative comment is just whinging .now your sick of asking so stop I must
admit I'm not sick of telling you yet .no one was TRICKED the complaint is that the advretising is not accurate no one as said that that this advertising is the whole reason for their move and you would be a total moron to think it was . now why do you feel so compelled to come here and try to antagonise
maybe you are a masocist this is the only way to get your jollies
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Old Dec 17th 2006, 9:58 pm
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QUOTE=Lane]said by lane in feb 2006 But the years have passed by. One thing and another has prevented me from returning to the UK. I doubt I'll ever be able to do it now, apart from have my ashes sent back there.






Yes I noticed that as well.

And I thought that the writer was male, but they don't seem to be as they have a husband.

Is the person typing out these posts really the author of them.
Gosh Rosie did you read all of that? I fell asleep after his/her first post
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Quote from Post 249 - " I only came back to these forums after receiving an email from the administrators. Came out of curiosity. Was appalled to see so many wallowing in self-pity. It's the same refusal to accept personal responsibility that's contributed so much to the ruin of the UK. "

Well at least we know that much - its a seasonal response to the Christmas newsletter!!!
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Originally Posted by Rosie Cheeks

Gosh Rosie did you read all of that? I fell asleep after his/her first post

You are so funny, you make me laugh every time.

I did read it all :scared: Now no laughing now! You're not in the UK now you know.
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
Quote from Post 249 - " I only came back to these forums after receiving an email from the administrators. Came out of curiosity. Was appalled to see so many wallowing in self-pity. It's the same refusal to accept personal responsibility that's contributed so much to the ruin of the UK. "

Well at least we know that much - its a seasonal response to the Christmas newsletter!!!
I've got a vision of Lane now. It's quite similar to the Mr Bean New Year's Eve episode
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You are so funny, you make me laugh every time.

I did read it all :scared: Now no laughing now! You're not in the UK now you know.
Karma on it's way Rosie for not only reading it all, but admitting to reading it all
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Originally Posted by Rosie Cheeks

Karma on it's way Rosie for not only reading it all, but admitting to reading it all
That is extremely kind of you.



My gorgeous six year old said today "our team won"

"Won what" I said

"The Cricket" he said

"How exciting" I said


My Aussie Husband came home.

"Ha ha, England lost the cricket"

There was me thinking that they had won.
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