20 thoughts on “For those who don’t get to read the NYT…..

  1. Hmmm…the complete copy did not come through for me. I’ll try on the computer later. Sounds interesting…

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    1. either that or you’ll need to check NYT on line,or, if the worse comes to the worse, buy a copy 😈 🐻 😀

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      1. Yes, I read their articles. I’ll get it. Since I’m trying to pack, I could use a paper copy in multiple ways.

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  2. Well, if he comes from New York — a city with a population density of 27,000/sq. mi — he might be used to a different social dynamic than what he would find there in Sydney, a city with a population density of 1,000/sq. mi.

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    1. Why do you make it a practice of always being negative? It does kind of make you appear insular, so heres a special smiley just for you 😥

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    2. Why do people always assume I’m being negative? Did I say anything negative? I pointed out that much of what he mentions about people is a byproduct of population density. I find plenty of people willing to joke, help, and in general practicing being nice to each other, all without having to move halfway around the world.

      Obviously, it’s a new experience for him. All that speaks to is that he lived in a different environment than what I experience (I avoid large population centers; my limit is 250K).

      A crying smiley? Oh, I see . . . you feel sorry for me. Well, I appreciate that; mighty christian of you, but I fear your sadness is — sadly — misplaced. As if you thought insular was a bad thing.

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      1. Have you tried looking into Coober Pedy instead of Sydney? Now THAT’s what I call rural!

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        1. Haven’t you read any of my posts on a place called Shay Gap? Now that made Coober Pedy look like the metropolis, Stuck in the middle of the Great Sandy Desert of West Australia with a population of 7 or 800 when I was there as the KING of Shay Gap 😀 ( I ran the boozer! 😉 🐻

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        2. Coober Pedy was the first one I thought of for him because I just saw another show about it. I think that’s desolate enough for him.

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        3. I take it you’re not fond of the NYT and their reporters 😀

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        4. I have nothing against them except their god-like attitudes that the paper should be read like the Bible. They are not always right and not always truthful – any more than any other paper. That’s all.

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        5. You wont find any argument from me there, just that some are worse than others,

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  3. I think you’re safely out of reach of most Americans. Hence no invasion. Not that Australia wouldn’t be high on my list if I ever decided to leave the US.

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  4. It sounds more like an invitation than an invasion.

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    1. Well as it’s coming from a New York Yankee I think he’s planning an invasion; perhaps I should extend the invitation 😀 🐻

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  5. Thanks for that. You certainly know how to stir ‘im up don’t you. Anyway I thought it was a good article. He can write a negative one later, just for balance.

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    1. The privilege of age, stirring the possum 🙂
      Was a damned fine article. I gave up my subscription to the SMH after they banned my letters to the editor and switched to the NYT; which I think is a bloody good newspaper,

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  6. Australians have faith in government? No wonder they suffer from angst.

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  7. Nice article. Like I said way back when you wrote about your great health care system, “Is there still room for me in Australia?” I do, however, agree that the reporter’s surprise might be due to where he has lived here in the USA. Still, there’s a lot to like in your attention to basic human necessities.

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    1. Even the ultra rich Australians believe that health care and education is the duty of our elected officials, the pollies!
      A few years back our right wing govt of the time decided to give them a tax cut, they told the govt to stick the cut, spend the money on education instead, and that’s the way it should be in any civilized society. 😀

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