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#1 Drovers Dog

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 04:48 AM

I would like to share this, because Obama's Visit,athough so brief, was so widely accepted and honoured by most Australians, more so than by any other US President. I think that this really sums it up? Please leave Politica out of this Thread and just think about a World Leader doing his best to calm his Treaty Partners and others that his Country is sustainable and needs their support during trying times.

Obama receives rapturous NT send-off
Doug Conway, AAP Senior Correspondent, AAP November 17, 2011, 7:30 pm

President Barack Obama praised Australian troops as among the toughest in the world as a rapturous send-off from Darwin capped off his whirlwind Australian visit.

The US commander in chief was greeted like a rock star when he appeared with Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Darwin's RAAF base on Thursday.

An estimated 2,000 troops gave him a standing ovation when he arrived and again when he left to board Air Force One bound for Bali and the East Asian summit.

The president's fondness for all things Australian was clear as he greeted his audience in a giant aircraft hangar with the words: "Hello everybody, how are you going?"

He then led the troops in a chant of "Aussie Aussie Aussie" and said, "I enjoyed that. You are all true blue."

He said he was proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the ANZUS alliance and couldn't think of a better group to do it with.

"You are the backbone of our countries, some of the toughest people in the world," he said.

Americans and Australians had stood together since World War I, he said, but in a sense Darwin was where the alliance was born.

It was the scene of Australia's own Pearl Harbour, when the city was bombed by Japanese planes in February 1942.

"Against the odds we fought back. We picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off and rebuilt," he said, going on to score decisive victories in the battle of the Coral Sea, Midway and Milne Bay.



Much more here.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/11768159/obama-receives-rapturous-nt-send-off/

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What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

... Please leave Politica out of this Thread ...


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:20 AM

Thank you for your comment, John Who. It certainly shows that some countries teach the History of the Word better than others, ro their Kids.

I guess Obama is fully aware of that?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:26 AM

Shows nothing of the sort, Ray.

It is just hard to accept the "assumption" that nothing political is going on with Obama "down under".


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:04 AM

Of cause, any thing a World Leader does is Political. That is not the point here.

We are both fully aware of that, my worry was about the "Local" Politics being used in this.

I am happy to discuss the World Politics being used now.

What Obama has done and will be stil doing will reap heaps of benefits for the US. He has nicely used the ANZUS Treaty in doing so.

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What ever you give to others, you will get back doubled, Just make sure you only give Nice Things?......DD saying

There is a saying, "You just can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" it means "to be happy with what you have and not look for the impossible"......DD saying

The "Spirit" of the people who died, on that terrible day 9/11 will NEVER REST until such time as the "Imbeciles" that caused it, are eliminated through out the World.....DD saying

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:27 PM

It was nice to see the president's reception in Australia. Also nice to see an example of two countries that work through their differences and maintain friendly relations through several changes of leadership on both sides. :thumbup2:

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

Rest in peace, Drovers Dog, my friend. Hope we meet in the great beyond someday so we can share some "shrimp on the barbie" & a few tall cold ones.

You are missed, Ray.

Edited by Union_Thug, 14 February 2012 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:52 PM

>>>Is it true? @ union_thug<<<

Unfotunately, yes. Sometime last December? I was his friend on Facebook and saw posts from family members indicating he had passed, then BC'er MissPlaced started this thread:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic436091.html

I didn't always see eye-to-eye with Ray, be we enjoyed a relationship of mutual respect. He was a fine genleman, which is rare. RIP my friend.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

edit. . .oops. we will certainly miss drovers he was an interesting character.

Edited by the_patriot11, 14 February 2012 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

Yeah, I agree he was one of the active members in BC especially in "speak easy".
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

Ray is genuinely missed here,I had many very nice conversations with him...sometimes he'd give so much information at one time to try and prove his point that it left me with my eys spinnin in their sockets
like counter clockwise roulette wheel's.. :lmao:

I'm sure that as he looks down here and se's this he's havin a wonderful Laugh...Laugh as much as you want to my dear friend you've earned it!!!

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