The continent has most of the world's most poisonous snakes, not only on land but in the ocean. It has the world's largest crocodiles, and one can be devoured by one in or near the ocean or a river, and then out in the surf great white sharks abound. And I haven't even mentioned box jellyfish, blue ring octopi, stone fish, or the red backed and funnel spiders.
If ever a land was saying "Go away, people," it's Australia.
Add to all this that Sydney, strangely, is one of the most expensive cities on Earth and that you're so far from the United States (where everyone wants to go) and why would anyone live there, much less WANT to live there?
So, why are there people in Australia? What explains it?
Yes, and of course I'm being tongue in cheek. I'm sure there are many reasons to risk the many ways to die there.
"Free" ..so no one pays for it?
Do the doctors, nurses and others work for free? Or is it that every tax payer pays for hospital and medical service? That would be similar to our system in Canada where 1/2 the population support the other 1/2. The supported 1/2 get their medical care for free but we others pay double.
Just think that should be mentioned.....
I'd support banning tobacco just to watch the excitement. ;)
Only opinion but don't see how it is possible here. Too many bleeding hearts who support people being allowed to do pursue far more damaging practices. On the banning list, I'd put several items higher on the list such as banning drug addict and alcoholic parents from continuing to have damaged children. We don't seem to be able to do that one so see no way to ban tobacco.
I am willing to accept that someone else has workable solutions.
Hoping that it does not appear that I am disputing the points but simply asking:
If kids do move away, would that deprive you of all benefit derived from their education?
Some friends tried to list the government services which should be required/imposed with great disagreement and resulting alignment along presuppositionalist lines. Fun to observe but not very constructive.
Perhaps we need to engage society in sober informed discussion?
Sorry, couldn't help myself. :)
Don't worry about it Norm, we dispute each other all the time! And rarely politely --
RE: "If kids do move away, would that deprive you of all benefit derived from their education?" not in global terms, no, but in local terms, yes.
Not worried as not easily intimidated. Concerned that the dialogue did not go into dispute as I am interested in what others have to say.
I agree with you. I'll only disagree when you are wrong.
There may be times when I'm not entirely correct, but wrong?! I can barely get the word out --
It may be difficult to accept but I do understand how it feels to be wrong! I remember the occasion well. It was in 1956 when a guy told me that I was wrong and I believed him. My mistake, of course, was in believing him. :)
Arch, where were you in 1956? I think we've found that bloke you said you'd corrected back then!
So the story comes home to roost?
Ah, the sound of one hand clapping, I've grown so accustomed to it --