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Created by cauncy 6 months ago, 26 Jan 2022
cauncy
WA, 8395 posts
26 Jan 2022 6:04PM
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From what I've witnessed in my 20 years here I don't think any true blue would be bothered as long as you can still get pissed on cheap beer and suck on a sausage on another day

Tequila !
WA, 609 posts
26 Jan 2022 6:27PM
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Move to 01/04

FormulaNova
WA, 13193 posts
26 Jan 2022 6:34PM
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cauncy said..
From what I've witnessed in my 20 years here I don't think any true blue would be bothered as long as you can still get pissed on cheap beer and suck on a sausage on another day


I think you are right.

Maybe they could change it to a particular Wednesday in January, not a specific date, so that it shifts each year, and gives everyone what they really want... a day off work.

cauncy
WA, 8395 posts
26 Jan 2022 6:44PM
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Combine it with the Queens birthday day off
What ever that f#####g means, poms don't even get a day off for that, apart from 80% of Perth who are poms

decrepit
WA, 11154 posts
26 Jan 2022 7:26PM
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As far as "special" days are concerned I think we have it all wrong. The only dates that make any sense, are the 2 solstices and equinoxes. So Summer solstice could be both Xmas and New Year. Then you can divide the other stuff amongst the other 3.

kk
WA, 898 posts
26 Jan 2022 9:13PM
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I think we should get rid of it all together, the employers can make more money and the wingers can learn to appreciate just how well off we are.

Oh that's right makes no difference if you don't work for a living!

UncleBob
NSW, 1002 posts
27 Jan 2022 7:20AM
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Doesn't matter what date the celebration is, the whingers will still whinge.

bjw
NSW, 3455 posts
27 Jan 2022 7:54AM
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It's not the date, it what it represents.

But what it represents could be anything, the flag, the countries name, our legal system. We can start changing so many token things starting with 'the date's, but will it create a better life for anyone?

psychojoe
WA, 1433 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:08AM
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it was covered in another thread that Australia day was the day we went from being British subjects to Australian people, at the same time the locals went from being unrecognised to Australian people so theoretically it should be the greatest day of unity but... well, you know, white ****s!

eppo
WA, 8855 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:39AM
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Ah it doesn't fit the critical race theory narrative where everything is racist unless it doesn't comply to to the stakeholders perspective. Call everything racist and eventually you gain ultimate control. Cleverly disguised Marxism.

Carantoc
WA, 5833 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:39AM
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decrepit said..
...The only dates that make any sense, are the 2 solstices and equinoxes..


...and the moon phases. It's not all about the sun.

#moonphasesmatter


oh, and the saints.

I have always favoured May 16th as the biggest day of celebration of the year.


Oh yeah, and the apples. Don't forget the apples.

Celebrate the 17th January.

bjw
NSW, 3455 posts
27 Jan 2022 8:43AM
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The worst part of this saga, I never remember what date is Triple J's Hottest Pop 100.

JulianRoss
WA, 535 posts
27 Jan 2022 7:52AM
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So Australia Day should probably celebrate when we became a federated nation. January 1, 1901.....

Carantoc
WA, 5833 posts
27 Jan 2022 9:06AM
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Maybe we just wait a couple of months and then have new day each year - the anniversary of when WA got kicked out of the federation and the normal states and territories carried on like normal folk.

decrepit
WA, 11154 posts
27 Jan 2022 10:47AM
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Carantoc said..>>> the anniversary of when WA got kicked out of the federation and the normal states and territories carried on like normal folk.


You've got that wrong, WA won't get kicked out, you need our resources too much. If anything, we'll just leave, and keep our $ to ourselves.

GWatto
QLD, 350 posts
27 Jan 2022 12:53PM
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Won't they protest Australia Day regardless of the date?

eppo
WA, 8855 posts
27 Jan 2022 11:51AM
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Yes, read my post above why.

TonyAbbott
771 posts
27 Jan 2022 1:29PM
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The mostly pale faced invasion day groupies will still protest because as their placards say "it's not the date, it's the state"

Bananabender
QLD, 1411 posts
27 Jan 2022 4:44PM
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Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.

FormulaNova
WA, 13193 posts
27 Jan 2022 3:53PM
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Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.


Ahh, I don't think you understand what we are 'celebrating' when it comes to Galipoli.

Bananabender
QLD, 1411 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:45PM
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FormulaNova said..

Bananabender said..
Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.



Ahh, I don't think you understand what we are 'celebrating' when it comes to Galipoli.


A day to remember those who needlessly lost their lives as a result of bumbling British and Australian Generals. The Poms don't celebrate it and they lost thousands more . The Australian identity was forged ten years later in Australia not there . The forging of anzac legend there is a myth promoted by those with an interest.

FormulaNova
WA, 13193 posts
27 Jan 2022 5:09PM
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Bananabender said..
FormulaNova said..

Bananabender said..
Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.



Ahh, I don't think you understand what we are 'celebrating' when it comes to Galipoli.


A day to remember those who needlessly lost their lives as a result of bumbling British and Australian Generals. The Poms don't celebrate it and they lost thousands more . The Australian identity was forged ten years later in Australia not there . The forging of anzac legend there is a myth promoted by those with an interest.


That's it I think. A day to remember the needless loss of life in war. A reminder that its a waste. Not a celebration.

It does seem to turn into a day for some to drink and gamble, but does that matter?

Bananabender
QLD, 1411 posts
27 Jan 2022 7:18PM
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FormulaNova said..

Bananabender said..

FormulaNova said..


Bananabender said..
Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.




Ahh, I don't think you understand what we are 'celebrating' when it comes to Galipoli.



A day to remember those who needlessly lost their lives as a result of bumbling British and Australian Generals. The Poms don't celebrate it and they lost thousands more . The Australian identity was forged ten years later in Australia not there . The forging of anzac legend there is a myth promoted by those with an interest.



That's it I think. A day to remember the needless loss of life in war. A reminder that its a waste. Not a celebration.

It does seem to turn into a day for some to drink and gamble, but does that matter?


No the day we remember those who lost their lives in all wars is 1100 hours on 11th November.
Armistice Day .

FormulaNova
WA, 13193 posts
27 Jan 2022 5:59PM
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Bananabender said..
FormulaNova said..

Bananabender said..

FormulaNova said..


Bananabender said..
Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.




Ahh, I don't think you understand what we are 'celebrating' when it comes to Galipoli.



A day to remember those who needlessly lost their lives as a result of bumbling British and Australian Generals. The Poms don't celebrate it and they lost thousands more . The Australian identity was forged ten years later in Australia not there . The forging of anzac legend there is a myth promoted by those with an interest.



That's it I think. A day to remember the needless loss of life in war. A reminder that its a waste. Not a celebration.

It does seem to turn into a day for some to drink and gamble, but does that matter?


No the day we remember those who lost their lives in all wars is 1100 hours on 11th November.
Armistice Day .


Have I got it wrong then? All this time I have been thinking of the futility of war on Anzac day as well. I am sure it started from school as they weren't teaching it as a glorious thing to celebrate but instead a futile thing to have a war.

I still don't agree that anyone here celebrates Gallipoli as a success. Maybe they do, but it doesn't make much sense.

Bananabender
QLD, 1411 posts
27 Jan 2022 8:26PM
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FormulaNova said..

Bananabender said..

FormulaNova said..


Bananabender said..


FormulaNova said..



Bananabender said..
Can't see what the problem is. Anglos celebrate Gallipoli as if they won why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.





Ahh, I don't think you understand what we are 'celebrating' when it comes to Galipoli.




A day to remember those who needlessly lost their lives as a result of bumbling British and Australian Generals. The Poms don't celebrate it and they lost thousands more . The Australian identity was forged ten years later in Australia not there . The forging of anzac legend there is a myth promoted by those with an interest.




That's it I think. A day to remember the needless loss of life in war. A reminder that its a waste. Not a celebration.

It does seem to turn into a day for some to drink and gamble, but does that matter?



No the day we remember those who lost their lives in all wars is 1100 hours on 11th November.
Armistice Day .



Have I got it wrong then? All this time I have been thinking of the futility of war on Anzac day as well. I am sure it started from school as they weren't teaching it as a glorious thing to celebrate but instead a futile thing to have a war.

I still don't agree that anyone here celebrates Gallipoli as a success. Maybe they do, but it doesn't make much sense.


I should have said commemorate not celebrate sorry . Australia has created a great myth about Gallipoli and anzacs whereas that is not so in NZ. Even the word Anzac does not hold the same reverence over the ditch. Did you know the word anzac originated by a clerk getting the word on a rubber stamp . There again we changed VJ day to VP day. Can't say out loud we fought the Japanese might be insulting.

FormulaNova
WA, 13193 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:35PM
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One of my earliest memories about Anzacs was when they taught us about it in history at high school. The futility of landing on a beach and getting decimated by people in the cliffs.

If everyone is taught the same thing in school, then there should be no misunderstanding of it being a victory.

Maybe it does get diluted down as people forget what it was about or what a waste it was and people just see it as a chance to have a day to drink and do nothing?

If anything, maybe it 'celebrates' mateship and looking after others? Whether that's a popular thing in today's world is a different discussion.

Carantoc
WA, 5833 posts
27 Jan 2022 6:43PM
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Bananabender said..
...why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.


Some probably find that deeply offensive Bananabender.

Being in Qld you wouldn't understand.


The eighteenth century hasn't reached Mark McGowan yet.

Bananabender
QLD, 1411 posts
27 Jan 2022 9:07PM
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Carantoc said..

Bananabender said..
...why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.



Some probably find that deeply offensive Bananabender.

Being in Qld you wouldn't understand.


The eighteenth century hasn't reached Mark McGowan yet.


Oops Sorry.

Bananabender
QLD, 1411 posts
27 Jan 2022 9:21PM
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FormulaNova said..
One of my earliest memories about Anzacs was when they taught us about it in history at high school. The futility of landing on a beach and getting decimated by people in the cliffs.

If everyone is taught the same thing in school, then there should be no misunderstanding of it being a victory.

Maybe it does get diluted down as people forget what it was about or what a waste it was and people just see it as a chance to have a day to drink and do nothing?

If anything, maybe it 'celebrates' mateship and looking after others? Whether that's a popular thing in today's world is a different discussion.


Don't get me wrong about Gallipoli its just just Australian Governments since 1916 have used it as a political tool. For example the legend of anzacs and mateship was devised by the Government of the time in 1916 to encourage more men to enlist .

Aussie Mateship ,taking care of each other and toughness evolved at home . Both men and women.

eppo
WA, 8855 posts
27 Jan 2022 9:50PM
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FormulaNova said..
One of my earliest memories about Anzacs was when they taught us about it in history at high school. The futility of landing on a beach and getting decimated by people in the cliffs.

If everyone is taught the same thing in school, then there should be no misunderstanding of it being a victory.

Maybe it does get diluted down as people forget what it was about or what a waste it was and people just see it as a chance to have a day to drink and do nothing?

If anything, maybe it 'celebrates' mateship and looking after others? Whether that's a popular thing in today's world is a different discussion.


No it's pretty much taught like you said. Including the bumbling British command.

Crusoe
QLD, 1150 posts
28 Jan 2022 5:58AM
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Carantoc said..

Bananabender said..
...why can't first nations celebrate the day the eighteenth century came to town.



Some probably find that deeply offensive Bananabender.

Being in Qld you wouldn't understand.


The eighteenth century hasn't reached Mark McGowan yet.








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