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Old 09-28-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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Are there Republicans in Australia?

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...586800241.html

I dont know whether to laugh or take this seriously. I've seen the US debate this for a long while now, and slowly but surely, it's coming over here now too, that 4WD owners are a curse to society.
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password restricted? bollocks. I signed up a few weeks ago, not realising that it would recognise my IP and let me read. I'll post it for youse all.


They're big, aggressive beasts - and that's just the drivers
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No contest … Mosman mother of three Chris Rooney with son Jack, 4, in their BMW X5. Ms Rooney says she chooses to drive a 4WD because she believes it's the safest option for her family.
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The apparent victory of the giant four-wheel-drive in the urban jungle has prompted much road outrage, but now a profile of city off-roader owners confirms many prejudices, revealing them as aggressive, obese people who dislike gays and Aborigines.

And that's just the men.

The Australia Institute study found women who own luxury 4WDs were markedly different from the 40-to-50-year-old blokes: They're younger, wealthier and, while they worry about weight (their own), they couldn't care less about conspicuous consumption.

"People say, what about the environment?" declared Mosman mother of three, Chris Rooney, who drove a Range Rover for years but has swapped to a BMW X5. "For me, my children's safety is more important." The study investigated demographic and attitudinal characteristics of 4WD owners using data Roy Morgan Research collected from more than 24,000 people between October 2003 and September 2004.

It found 66 per cent of men who owned large 4WDs were obese, compared with 57 per cent of the population overall. On homosexuality, 51 per cent of 4WD owners thought it immoral, while only 43 per cent of Australian men overall agreed.

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AdvertisementAmong luxury 4WD owners, 89 per cent of women wanted to lose weight and 64 per cent (men and women) thought the Howard Government was doing a good job (47 per cent).

The institute's executive director Clive Hamilton, who wrote about the 4WD phenomenon in Affluenza, said the public's disdain towards 4WD owners, coupled with rising petrol prices, would curb sales to fat men.

"Some North Shore mums don't seem as community-minded as the rest of us and they'll continue to happily focus on themselves, their friends and worry about what schools they get their children into," he said.

"For them the price of petrol is not a problem. In fact, higher petrol prices for these women bestows … a certain cachet that only money can buy."
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btw

you live in a godless country
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I heard a report today

that it will take HIGH gasoline prices for FIVE years before the public will completely reject gas guzzelers
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btw

you live in a godless country
cool, huh!


we dont need god here btw, you ever taken a squizz at our beaches? that, is heaven.

on a serious note, before anyone sticks up for that limpdick Howard, keep in mind that his comments on petrol prices in this country were to the tune that we are in the same boat as the rest of the world and are limited by world oil prices. explain then, how the US pays the equivilent to us of 85 cents per litre and the UK/Europe is paying around $1.60? we're paying on average $1.30-1.40 per litre.
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could it be












taxes?
and the welfare state?
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I hate SUVs with a passion. Not only are they more expensive, more dangerous and bad for the environment, they also look absolutely hideous. However, I think I've heard somewhere that SUV sales are down, possibly due to the gasoline prices and/or hurricanes. That would almost sound like common sense.
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Stop questoining your leaders! Everything is great! Um, yeah!
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It's a free country, apparently.
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we dont need god here btw, you ever taken a squizz at our beaches? that, is heaven.

*sigh*

that does sound heavenly.

SUVs are the embodiment of all that is wrong with the US; i am terribly sorry they are infecting your nation as well.

fight them with all your might.
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"People say, what about the environment?" declared Mosman mother of three, Chris Rooney, who drove a Range Rover for years but has swapped to a BMW X5. "For me, my children's safety is more important."
But damn the safety of those in other cars, as they're more likely to be killed in a collision with an SUV than a regular passenger car. And if her children's safety is so important, she really ought to think about the type of environment they'll wind up living in as a result of her actions.
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But damn the safety of those in other cars, as they're more likely to be killed in a collision with an SUV than a regular passenger car. And if her children's safety is so important, she really ought to think about the type of environment they'll wind up living in as a result of her actions.


you see what we have to deal with here in the States?
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If anyone is actually 'worried' about safety, just fucking drive carefully. It doesn't much matter what you are driving in, you are unlikely to come out of any collision without damage of some kind.

In my quiet little suburban street, drivers routinely exceed the speed limite by 30 km/h or more. That is insane, and it is people like that (some in SUV's, some not) who will inevitably kill themselves and others, someday.
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