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Amazing set of photos

Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Gunna, May 1, 2010.

  1. Gunna

    Gunna Well-Known Member

  2. millsy

    millsy 4x4 Earth Contributer

    We destroy our Earth, by overpopulating it. We have plundered it's riches - its forests, minerals and fossil fuels - in an attempt to provide for the plague of humans.

    Humanity continues on in this path unfortunately, and I fear these wars have been, and will continue to be, just part of the game of 'grab as much of everything as you can, before some other country gets it first'. Animals have the law of the jungle. Humans have war.

    Clever lot, us humans!
  3. Ekki Adventurers

    Ekki Adventurers 4x4 Earth Contributer

    What powerful emotions photo's can create in ourselves even though they are memories of someone else.
  4. cloughcarib

    cloughcarib Well-Known Member

    This statement beautifully depicts the way that humanity endures the crux of it's own existence
  5. bmurray2250

    bmurray2250 4x4 Earth Contributer

  6. goldrush

    goldrush Moderator

    Let's not forget the GOOD things war brings like advances in 4wd technology.;););););)
  7. tankbloke

    tankbloke 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Geez that's drawing a long bow Goldrush..............

    BUSHNUT 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Yes that was the war to end all wars of my generation .

    I have shown my young men pictures and news reports of the moratoriums and anti war marches in Melbourne of that time .

    In this period, this country was under semi martial law, for those who were 18 and not caught up in the conscription had to carry government issued cards that attested that you had registered and had been indefinitely deferred ; military police could stop you in the street and demand to inspect them .

    I can also recall returned vets quite often being almost considered criminals, even spat upon, ignored and not recognized by both government and the RSL .

    It was a war that divided this nation and many others, we haven't been the same since.

    It was of another time , I fear that we haven't learnt any lessons from it .
  9. BEK

    BEK 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Well said Simmo

    The war to end all wars that was back in the early part of last century almost 100 years ago wasn't it ?.

    I was told by my grandparents that was ther purpose of rememberance day to honour the fallen but to also remember the futility of war.
  10. Ekki Adventurers

    Ekki Adventurers 4x4 Earth Contributer

    Unfortunately History is not taught in schools now as it was to us. Seems it not as important as it once was. Says something about where this country could end up if it doesn't start LEARNING from/about it's mistakes. We're a bit of a doco family so history has been a part of our lives but too many of our kids' friends are ignorant on so much that has happened before.
  11. offroader3

    offroader3 New Member

    wow .......that makes you appreciate the little things you've got time i'm having a bad day i will remember those photos ...thanks for sharing that ...
  12. millsy

    millsy 4x4 Earth Contributer

    I think at least China has learned a lesson. How to get resources wthout bombing a country into submission, like America went for oil in Iraq. China wants our iron and coal reserves. It buys them. And it uses its huge population to outsell most nations in goods such as TV's, clothes, and many other manufactured goods. So its got plenty of money to spend when it wants something.

    Australia, and America, and probably a lot of other countries, like Greece, have huge borrowings, while China acts as the lender. So quietly, quietly we, and the other countries, are becoming economically dependant on China.

    As long as they don't use this to put the 'hard word' on us, everything is OK. At least they won the 'war' for our resources without invading us with guns and bombs, as did the Japanese in WWII! But Rio and BHP are putting their prices up and so the Chinese are threatening to stop buying iron ore from OZ. Then where will we be! I think we get a lot of revenue to pay off our debts from iron ore sales to China.

    Meanwhile America seems to be bruising for a war with Iran. They think it is OK for themselves to own hundreds of nuclear warheads, but no other country is allowed to have nuclear weapons! We can only watch on and hope they don't set off another Vietnam or Iraq, or even worse!

    So as well as having all of these environmental problems brewing, due to over-population -species extinctions, extreme weather events and sea levels rising, we also have some tricky relationships developing between the world's super powers.

    We live in interesting times!
    Last edited: May 2, 2010
  13. Grumpy

    Grumpy Moderator

    Maybe wars are like earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis ect, they are created by man in a round about way and it may just be to keep the population under control, unlike all those above it becomes a tragic loss of life controlled totally by reckless people in power who think they have all the answers. Life sometimes becomes a real test of peoples ability to survive.
  14. crtx

    crtx Member

    those photos are amazing

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