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Mon 24 Apr 17 #1 
jmaxg
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On April 25th 1915, Australian and New Zealand forces under the orders of their English generals entered the zone known as "Gallipoli" and forever, their futures were changed.

Upon the combined loss of over 8,000 dead, both Australia and New Zealand realised that we had to wake up and be mature relative to our sovereignty.

In essence, April 25th became our day of realisation, of opening of the eyes, of growing up.

It is the most solemn day in the New Zealand and Australian calender.  The one day our old soldiers are of the most importance.

I'll now request JMK to deliver the Ode.




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Mon 24 Apr 17 #2 
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.




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Mon 24 Apr 17 #3 
Helen McKenzie
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Lest We Forget




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Tue 25 Apr 17 #4 
jmaxg
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Lest we forget.




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Tue 25 Apr 17 #5 
jmaxg
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The Commanding Officer of the Turkish troops that fought against us in 1915 was the immortal Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

A person of immeasurable honour, knowledge and grace, in 1934, after he became the leader of Turkey, he took the time to assuage our sadness in a personal message to the mothers and sisters of the fallen that were England, Australia and New Zealand.....

The message on the wall at Gallipoli reads as follows:

"Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives ... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours ... You, the mothers who sent their sons from faraway countries, wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well. - Atatürk, 1934"

Truly the greatest of compliments and a beautiful and moving soliloquy from one of the most important persons of the 20th century.

A brilliant leader and an amazing human being.




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Tue 25 Apr 17 #6 
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Thu 11 May 17 #7 
jmaxg
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You realise William Deane was almost drop-down drunk when he opened up the 2000 Olympics, right?

I mean, that is a sort of important point.

I'm just sayin' he couldn't have waited one whole hour before drinking again?

Look, I'm as big a drunk as the next guy. But when given a role to play, YES, I consider the logistics!

And I found Sir William Deane to be an embarrassment to himself, his role within the scope of the Governor General, and his role within Australian politics, not to mention his obligation to the Australian people.

If you wanna like him, go right ahead.

But to me, he was a stupid drunkard.




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Thu 11 May 17 #8 
jmaxg
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I mean, to this day, everybody remembers "Suss-idney".

Am I being harsh? You bet your ass I am.




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Thu 11 May 17 #9 
Doctor Factenstein
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I think he's getting confused with Phil Collins and Sussudio.




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Sat 13 May 17 #10 
jmaxg
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Well, despite the overwhelming likes, I saw what I saw. And I watched the live Channel 7 feed.

And yes, even though there was a bon-vivant nature to the night, the Governor-General STILL had an obligation to keep it straight.

Sir William Deane may be a great guy. But he was as pissed as a fart on that night and at that time. I can assure you of that.




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Sat 13 May 17 #11 
jmaxg
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Thanks chook.

:-)




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Tue 16 May 17 #12 
jmaxg
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So he was drunk and it did happen.

Sorry dude. It actually happened.




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Tue 16 May 17 #13 
jmaxg
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As for this Billy English guy and New Zealand?

Oh dear.




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Tue 16 May 17 #14 
jmaxg
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It's all over reddit about pizzas and pineapple.




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Tue 16 May 17 #15 
jmaxg
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All I can do is ask JMK.




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Tue 16 May 17 #16 
jmaxg
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Was the governor general was drunk as a fart.




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Tue 16 May 17 #17 
jmaxg
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 I wish he wasn't, but he was.

I love your reference, but he was not a great guy.




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Tue 16 May 17 #18 
Helen McKenzie
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We as New Zealanders had no choice bout Bill English that was decided by the government




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Thu 18 May 17 #19 
jmaxg
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We rest of the worlders just found out.

Ok, he is very odd.

Is the HOBBIT thing the reason?




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Thu 18 May 17 #20 
jmaxg
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That is the literally the lowest thing you could ever say.

In order to prevent that, you need people to be brought back from the dead.




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Thu 18 May 17 #21 
jmaxg
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No, you actually raised the thought of drunken public servants when you quoted William Deane.

He was literally drunk when he opened the Sydney Olympic games.

His quote of "Suss-sidney" is now classic.




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Thu 18 May 17 #22 
Helen McKenzie
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May have to Google that so i can understand what your talking about




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Thu 18 May 17 #23 
jmaxg
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Am I being mean? Quite possibly.

But don't ever ask me to hold another to a different standard again.




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Thu 18 May 17 #24 
sally906 (online)
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How about we close the ANZAC thread. And go and chatter in one of the other threads. 




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