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Offline kathyp

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a son down under....
« on: September 16, 2010, 05:25:46 PM »
my youngest is on his way to visit Australia again.  guess you guys are more fun than mom and dad!  ;)  he considers your country his second country and that says a lot for the way you treat your visitors. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called the government. They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: a son down under....
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 05:30:28 PM »
I don't know about the politics or the economy down there, but there is a lot of land.   May be more opportunities for someone down there than up here.  I wonder about what my 4 year old son will have for his future.   If it wasn't for such a long drive down there, I'd like to go one day.   ;)