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System Of A Down To Reunite For Eurovision 2009?

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World renowned Armenian-American rock band System Of A Down has expressed interest in representing Armenia in next year's Eurovision song contest to be hosted in Russia.

Serj Tankian, the group's lead singer, recently said that the group would consider performing in Eurovision only if they would be allowed to use Eurovision as a means to advance the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

"Eurovision would be an excellent way to make this theme known. We must seriously think of this." Tankian said.

System Of A Down, which has been advocating for Armenian Genocide recognition since its early garage band days is noted for the liberal political views expressed in their songs. The band's music tackles a myriad subjects including War, corruption, religion, drug use, censorship, human rights violations, and Genocide.

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1. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

I like System of a Down, but do they really deserve to be part of a Eurovision song contest?

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# Aug 16, 2008 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. KinG_KoOPa writes:

heck yes they should

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 1:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

WHY?

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 2:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Yeah, this is crazy.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Scary writes:

This is rubbish, band's aren't allowed to participate in Eurovisison, I would like to see them but it won't happen cos every SOAD fan in europe will vote for them, thats not going to be fair

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Beatnik writes:

Whatever gets them playing together again.

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. J writes:

Who is sick and tired of seeing ads for 'Scars on Broadway'?

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. duncan hills writes:

i want SOAD back! let them pull off another lordi and show europe that metal is king!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. \m/ writes:

I am pretty sure Europe knows that metal is king. I think North America need a lesson or 2

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. StabbingTheDrama writes:

Please don't

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

UGH! Serj is a douch and S.O.A.D SUCKS!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Bobby writes:

I think it's awesome! The venue is massive and they'll be able to get their message across. Rock ON!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 5:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. duncan hills writes:

wow, kali, i thought you'd like s.o.a.d.!

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Red_Chord writes:

I like their first album but after that.....bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! And f*** I hate Daron Malakian, can't he just shut the f*** up, f***in tard a$$ motherf***er

# Aug 16, 2008 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

Duncan, I am a black, deatg and thrash fan. S.O.A.D is far from my taste in music!

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16. Kalis_wrath writes:

death*

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17. bananaterracottapie writes:

There are lots of thrash elements in SOAD's music (self-titled, toxicity and parts of hypnotize/mesmerize). They are one of the most original acts of today. Heck, theyre self-titled sounds more like Testament than Korn, so the nu-metal argument is basically just pretentious bullsh**.

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18. psythe writes:

^But their later releases have tended towards a more accessible sound than their debut.

Whatever, I like SOAD, for the most part, but I don't much care for Eurovision.

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19. bananaterracottapie writes:

their* in post 17.

I definitely agree with you on that psythe. But the musical complexity was still there. I mean songs like Attack, Dreaming, Tentative, Sad Statue, Cigaro and especially Vicinity Of Obscenity kicked major ass! But ultimately, who else can make catchy songs about bananas and brothels?

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20. wilco writes:

f*** me this is a funny thing the dude can not be serious
i did leave europe to get away for this euro thing
and for the ones who follow this sh** you cant be serious or good in your mind if you watch this sh**
well i do understand the dude about his problems in his country but really do you change it by coming a winner in this song thing if so all the power other wise get with th eprogam and statr making music again
reall music or move back to your country and fight it over there but hey they willnot otherwise there a$$ will be in jail before they turn on there amp
so give it up
o yeah i hav ebeen in his country its not so bad you know the only ones who b**** are the ones who do not have to stay in there country and had the choice to leave

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21. psythe writes:

Hahah, yeah man, it takes something special to pull that off, hey.

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22. ugly-bob writes:

im so very very behind when it comes to everything, but have SOAD actually split up or are they on one of those slipknot "breaks"? i can understand why they would need a break, i think everyone, except john (scars on broadway anyone...anyone...anyone interested?) meaning shavo and serj just got fed up with daron being an annoying, whiny-sh**ty-singing-voice wanker.

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23. Jakow writes:

Eurovision is recently very rubbish, so SOAD can bring new quality to this contest. I am waiting for moment when in Eurovision we will see some really good artists, not some sh**ty pop/folk/dance one-song-stars. I think that is great. Let them play...

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24. XWigglesX writes:

SOAD are all talk. Especially their guitarist. They always have these big ideas and talk of riot and revolution, but they never ever did a thing to follow through with it. And comparing to Testament is just stupid. And (Dr. Cox tone from Scrubs) oh so so sooo wrong Barbra.

# Aug 17, 2008 @ 5:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Red writes:

Just like I said, Daron is a prick, full of sh** and he always wants to be in front, the most popular, the most recognize. He was trying to steal Serj's job that f***ing a$$hole...I really hate him.

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26. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I'm sensing some animosity towards Daron from you red, hmmmm.... very subtle, but it's there. lol

I wouldn't say SOAD are like that really, the whole not rioting thing. I see them as more of one of those social-commentary-type bands. They just want people to know whats goin on in the world. Then again, as I think somebody else pointed out before on another thread, even if they were all for anarchy and everything, since when has a song or band really started any kind of social revolution?

So

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27. darenloster writes:

They are PRO-terrorists and PRO 9/11 - no joking !!!!.......so think about this before ever spending an american dime on this band.

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28. soad2737 writes:

first of all post 27, be quiet. secondly, i think it would be cool to have system of a down back. it might end up like one of these weird rage against the machine things, where they broke up but they are still playing shows. soad has good music, and was a gateway for me to get into heavier acts.
and as far as daron, he is pretty pissy and generally a douchebag. hes the one holding soad back on mesmerize and hypnotize.
serj and shavo and john have all participated in rallies and fights for humanity, check out the axis of justice if you dont believe me.

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29. duncan hills writes:

i'll admit they bollocksed up hypnotise, but they are pretty good, if pretty weird. red, i totally agree, daron is a prick - serj is supposed to be the singer!
daronloser, wtf? - serj tankian and tom morello (r.a.t.m.'s guitarist) founded a non-profit awareness organisation! serj wrote freakin essays on how it's not the middle east, just a bunch of muslim nutters!

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30. Red writes:

I don,t really care about politics in music but all I care about is that Daron is a complete douche moron sh** head motherf***er sucking huge f***ing brown c***s dipped in piss, he's as useless as a zit on your a$$ or a rat chewing on a mole on somebody's face...f*** you Daron, eat sh** !!!

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31. Red writes:

By the way daron, nothing personal there...

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32. Barbaydos writes:

S.O.A.D s last album sure went a bit downhill compared to all the others but thev'e still got some good songs. i reckon they should just duck tape daron's mouth shut. that would solve a lot of problems

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33. darenloster writes:

Hi post 29 - duncan hills - i got my info straight from the horses mouth (daron and serj) during a canadian interview following 9/11.

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34. duncan hills writes:

darenloser
right, they really said on tv that they were pro-terrorist... how come they're not dead? i'm pretty sure they're not hiding out in saudi arabia right now...

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35. Manuel from Mexico writes:

SOAD = Worst Band Ever!

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36. ugly-bob writes:

post #28, THANK YOU for mentioning the axis of justice. it seems that if daronloster bothered to shut the f*** up and do some research before labelling him "pro-terrorist", then he would have been able to stop himself from seeming like a complete d***head. i think red and i have something in common, our hatred for daron. he's obviously just in the band for the money and the fame and the recognition. the other three make up S.O.A.D, he's just tagging along 'cos he's a douchebag.

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37. darenloster writes:

You can Believe what you want - ugly-betty and duncan hines - but it still won't change the fact.

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38. surly writes:

fag band, america haters, tourbus flip, please, waste of time,waste of life

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39. darenloster writes:

You said it - post 38 - america haters - but no one seems to believe me........

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40. That_One_Guy writes:

Lol, whoa there Red (post 30).. I agree with you but damn, that seems harsh.

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41. That_One_Guy writes:

"Tour bus flip" seems to be almost becoming a cliche phrase around here...

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42. molotov cocktail writes:

once again, tour bus flip,van flip, plane flip, etc....mother fck these pro 911, america hating armenian terrorist bastards. all they do is talk sht about our country & how we deserved what we got on 9/11/01. they hate our country but love our $$. fck 'em. i hope they die. they'll never get any of my $,support or anything else. i think that camel fcker serj should go back to where he grew up (iran) so israel can turn it into a parking lot.

have a nice day.

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43. darenloster writes:

Ok...so then i'm not alone afterall in KNOWING that soad are indeed anti-american.....of course....you must realize though....they still want your money .

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44. Hammer writes:

Some people talk a lot but don't know sh**. What has Iran got to do with SOAD??
The band members are of Armenia origin, and the predominant religion in Armenia is Christianity!!! They are not muslims like in Iran. And the Armenian Genocide was the killing of Armenian people by the Turkish people. The Turkish are muslims. The Armenian are Christian!! Why would SOAD support muslims?? When muslims killed thousand of armenians?? Get informed before you start typing sh**. By the way, this is a music site, so fu** you all who start to get paranoid about religion and politics here. Fu** USA external politics, btw

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45. darenloster writes:

Yes hammer....alot - if not most - are greek orthodox - but they are still anti-american and they indirectly approved (a slight slip of their tongue) of 9/11 in a canadian interview. This is a FACT - take it or leave it. no offense to you or to anyone.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Molotov Cocktail writes:

easy Hammer, I've done my homework. Serj is Armenian, I know but, he has spent alot of time in Iran being that his mother still lives there. I am also aware of what happened in war torn Armenia. Which is what pisses me off that that deuch bag serj came here with his armenian brethren to get away from what was going on there to the land of mik & honey to make money & promote his band & then he's got some big balls to diss the land that helped him make all that money. So fck em. I don't give a sht if he's muslim or christian (i hate all religions equally) but he basically issued a statement on his own website (on or around 9/11/01) that said in a nutshell that we got what we deserved. Billy Milano from SOD & MOD posted that message on his site so that people would know what deuches SOAD were & are. I don't know if it's still there but you can check if ya want.Basically all I'm sayin is that SOAD are peices of sht & can all sukk my dikk.


AMERICA RULES!!!

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47. Hammer writes:

America rules what?

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48. darenloster writes:

hammer - to be PRO american does NOT necessarly mean to be pro bush .

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49. Molotov Cocktail writes:

Gald to see that I've finally got some one in my corner here. Thnx daren. America rules is my way of having pride in my country. Yes, there is alot fcked up in the US but, we got rights here. So if you don't like it hammer, you can go fukk yerself. By the way, mc hammer where you from, iran?

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50. darenloster writes:

I like america...my dad is american...lived there in my youth....but i'm also canadian...and i take pride in my north america. as for hammer.....i think he's hiding his sickle somewhere.....

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Hammer writes:

I'm european, molotov. By the way, you're the one who has a terrorist nickname in here... And because of that, you can go fukk yourself as well. I have proud in my country too, and we also have rights here. We live in a democracy and we have good living conditions. By the way, most of my people has good living conditions, we don't have so many ghettos as you AMERICANS have in your own country. So, instead of saying that america rules, you should concern with the rights and the living conditions of all the americans in AMERICA, includind black people, latin people, everyone that was born there. And before you start wondering, i'm white. You just care about the black and the latin people to fight your OIL was in Irak. Go fukk urself u pri*k.

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52. Hammer writes:

not OIL was, but OIL *war

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53. XWigglesX writes:

I think I live in a better place than either Europe or America. At least we don't live in a place that is constantly going to war with one another. Hammer, read some history books on your continent's history, European society is built on bloodshed and Imperialism. Far more people have died because of Europeans that Americans. So, why should you label Americans as terroists when your people are far worse. Also, what country are you from?

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54. XWigglesX writes:

Things that Europeans are known as:
Imperialist
Murderers
War mongers
Ignorant
Bigots
Genocidal
War criminals
Yes all are relivant, look it up .

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. XWigglesX writes:

Cowards also springs to mind.

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56. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^no that last one is just the french.

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57. XWigglesX writes:

No all of them. All talk and no action. All they do is say "The people of [insert West European country name] strongly objects to blah blah blah". And another thing Hammer, you speak of America's ghettos. I remember last year the big race riots in the ghettos of Paris.

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58. Chad writes:

Manuel (post 35), you're a f***in' retard. SOAD ain't the worst band ever. They rock, and I hope they'll get to reunite for good and make a new album. This would definitely be awesome.

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59. XWigglesX writes:

No it wouldnt .

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60. Hammer writes:

Things that Americans are known as:
Neo Imperialist
Murderers
War mongers
Ignorant
Bigots
Genocidal
War criminals
Yes all are relivant, look it up .

Lol Fukcr

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61. Hammer writes:

The murdering of Sadham Hussein on cameras... Cowards also springs to minds.

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62. Hammer writes:

The tortuting of Irak people on prisions by American soldiers, caught on cameras, whose videos were later shown to the world... Cowards also springs to minds.

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63. Hammer writes:

Manuel (post 35) is a retard because he only said that SOAD suck? lol
Chad, you suck just because you suck.
I felt like saying it! You fuc**** suck!!
And i really hope SOAD can get to the Eurovision contest win it and spread the word about the Armenian Genocide. Wigles, go find some history books yourself and read about it. Since you don't live neither in America nor in Europe, you can't feel history, just see it from the outside. Too bad for you.

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64. XWigglesX writes:

Yes I never said they were not. But I said you are worse. Ethnic cleansing, destroying native peoples and sitting on your hands are all European.
Is what is happening in Iraq worse than what the Germans, French, British, Russian, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese have done constantly throughout their history?
Since the Roman times Europeans have always gone looking for trouble.
I think that Europeans hate Americans so much is that they are begining to get that Europe is not going to be the leaders, or even important in the future. America, Asia and to a lesser extent Australia will effectivly be in control.
Oh yeah and it is spelt IRAQ. So don't you go calling anybody ignorant you c***sucker.

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65. XWigglesX writes:

Oh and America is a democracy too idiot. They have good living conditions. Geez your oh so hypocritical. Although you are European so yeah...

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66. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Actually, the things you mention in posts 61 and 62 are more along the lines of sinisterly triumphant.

Nobody was scared of Hussein at all over here in america; in fact, most people just reallyt didn't give a f*** about Iraq until our government put us in there, then we mostly just, y'know, rooted for the home team.

The torture thing was individuals f***ed in the head who were sick of terrorists killing thir friends. How does manic mental depravity equate to cowardice? Let's try and NOt make unrealistic accusations, shall we?

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67. Fuck_A_Name writes:

And on the whole Europe v. America thing, they're basically the same thing except America has less crimes under it's belt, and is better at hiding them...

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68. Hammer writes:

Did I call anyone ignorant? I don't think so... But if you felt like it, i'm deeply sorry.
So where are you from wiggler? From Australia, a country that will be in control in the future?? lol oh god... I bet it's Australia, from the way you said it.

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69. Hammer writes:

Fu**_A_Name, the difference between america and europe lately, is that european countries don't look for imperialism anymore (russia is an exception in my opinion). But America never gave up and never will give up on their neo-imperialistic ideas. They will always try to pull the strings everywhere they can. What the hell are they still doing in Afghanistan? What are they doing in Iraq when it was proven that they didn't have any dangerous weapons? Well... americans put themselfs in a big problem and now they don't know how to solve it.

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70. Hammer writes:

"Oh and America is a democracy too idiot. They have good living conditions." -->; I didn't get this one... did anyone say that america was not a democracy?? lol some people are getting too excited...

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71. XWigglesX writes:

Well what country are you from? France? America isn't imperialist. Going to war with an old enemy does not make a country imperialist. There is a huge difference between strategic value and imperialism. By having a strong influence in the Middle East America has control over the oil fields needed to run their country.
Where as European empires invaded and oppressed the natives of Africa, Asia, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand for their own needs. So tell me, please, what makes you think that Europe is a beeter place. Yes my home is Australia. We have a better future than Europe because of our area. By having strong ties with (sadly) China, Taiwan, South Korea and America we have effectivly secured our future.
Oh and war is not about oil or recources anyway. It is and always has been about grudge. Do you think that if the Francs or Huns or Goths or Vandals didn't constantly fight one another there would have been the countless wars that Europeans fought and will continue to fight forever?
And yes I am anti-European. But my ancecstors were Scottish. But I am Australian and nothing else. Just like how you wouldn't consider yourself African even though Africa is the home of humans.

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72. psythe writes:

In further note to post 67, yes, the Americans are better at hiding their crimes, but the Europeans are FAR better at recognising them, which I feel is a better way of dealing with them. Denial is rarely a good thing.

America vs Europe... at least the latter has a culture that isn't built on fast-food and unconscionable capitalism.

Europe vs Australia... at least the latter fights its own wars, rather than dying for the bloody British! hahah

Australian history is bollocks, which is why our culture is only loosely based on it. European culture is (as viewed by an Australian) very tightly intertwined with its history. This, I think, gives it a depth younger countries such as Australia and the US can only counter by having a strong economy, and with the rise of China and India (and possibly a return to former power by Russia?), we're going to have to play a masterful game to stay at the top of the food chain.

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73. Hammer writes:

You should spell it "ancestors", "better" and "effectively"... should I also call you ignorant for mispelling? Even though English is not my mother tongue?...
So you are anti-european, nice to know it. You are a true Australian, I can see. You should be an aborigine to be a true Australian, but no, your ancestors were Scottish, the ones who promoted the ethnic cleansing and the destruction of Australian native peoples. Instead of hunting kangaroos, the Australians prefered to hunt indignous australians!! Nowadays they are less than 200.000 aborigine people in the Australian continent. But well, what could we expect of a country that was colonized by convicts, by scum.
What can I say Wig, you tried to spit, but the sh** got back straight on your face. Next time, shut the fu** up.

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74. XWigglesX writes:

Ah no no nooooo. Hunt Kangaroos? Please. The Scots came here as convicts. The massacres of the Natives were committed by the British army and farmers.
I notice that still no word of your home. Well where are you from? And if you really wanna get technical Aboriginies are not native here either. They came from Asia. We fight other people's wars for only several reasons:
Boer War: With our constitution, which add to get approval from London before we got our Federation it was outlined that if Britain was in trouble we would have to help.
World War One: Roped into it because of the above reason
World War Two: Before Japan's entry the same. But when it became clear that we were threatened it became for our survival. The reason that Australia is close with America is because the European allies deserted us. Even though we were there for them. We found our support in a country that wouldn't run.
Korea: Roped in because of our U.N membership.
Vietnam: now this is a tricky one, although it is always said that oh we were just sucking up to the U.S and we had no interests of our own. Australian politics then played on the fears of Communisum and the people were made to believe that we were at threat.
Gulf Wars: Backing up America.
Afghanistan: I believe is a just war. We get them before they get us again.

Now what needs to be understood is that Vietnam is really France's fault. They tried to secure it after the Japanese surrender and cause the whole mess.
And if Britain or France had of taken Hitler seriously and taken him out in the 30's then there would be no Israel (well at least a Jewish Israel) because the Jews would have stayed in where they were. And if that was how history went then September 11 wouldn't have happened and we would never have gone to the Middle East to fight or Vietnam.
Psythe our history is very interesting if you scratch the surface.

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75. XWigglesX writes:

Hey psythe speaking of our history, did you know that in W.A they found cave drawings the pre-dated Aborigine arrival? It depicted a battle and they had Asian style head dress.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 10:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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76. Chad writes:

Actually yes, Hammer, Manuel (post 35) is a retard because he only said that System of a Down sucks. I've always like them and wish they could reunite for a tour and new album. If I hated them, would you think I'm a retard?

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. Manuel writes:

Chad, just because I call SOAD the "Worst Band Ever" doesn't mean I'm a retard. The reason I call them that is that I don't really like SOAD that much. I started hating them after I heard they were no longer touring.

# Aug 22, 2008 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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78. XWigglesX writes:

And as for spelling. You try typing this in a phone in a coolroom that is only 2 degrees inside.

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79. psythe writes:

Hah, really? I had no idea. But then, considering the history of the continents themselves, I don't suppose I'm entirely surprised. Besides, the persians, or danish, or SOMEONE (totally can't recall who) boated their way to Australia waaaaaay before the British ever found us. Though I think they saw some particularly unlivable part of the country and went "Nope, this place is sh**" and left again hahah.

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80. psythe writes:

Oh, and as for our history, I meant the internal history of the nation, not its' international dealings. The homeland stuff, Convicts arrive, Aborigenes massacred, electricity, feminism, 'It's Time!', Guvna-General kicks out Gough, hippies, GST, Johnny loves Bush, blah blah, yadda yadda, sorry man, but our history does nothing for me.

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81. messenger writes:

blah blah blah about politics all you want because at the end of the day - soad still sucks !!!!!

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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82. XWigglesX writes:

Post 81 is true. Hey psythe it is cool if you don't find our history interesting. But I do. Just don't think a European has the right to take the high ground over anyone else, considering the amount of blood on their hands.

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83. Hammer writes:

"Just don't think a European has the right to take the high ground over anyone else, considering the amount of blood on their hands", because the Australians also want to be on the podium. And yes, on the 20th century there are still reports of white people hunting aborigine people just for fun. Instead of hunting animals, they hunted indigenous australians. Guess who the real animals are... At least your prime minister recognized these atrocities and publicly apologized for all the sh** you have done to the aborigines. You should also think about it, since you find the history of Australia "so" interesting. SOAD wish that Armenian Genocide shall be recognized. You should also recognize the Aborigine Genocide that your ancestors have commited.

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84. Manuel writes:

Just get to use to it, guys. A System of a Down reunion at Eurovision 2009 is never, ever going to happen.

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85. Fuck_A_Name writes:

As for the whole "Europe f***ed over Africa and etc.", America did the same thing with South America, just on a more subtle, economic level(i.e. buying their land and building transit systems for them, bu they then had to pay us in order to use them.) We also f***ed around with their politics, assasinating leaders and replacing them with our own picks, things like that. It was the reason Che Guevera is such an important figure to S. Americans in general because he was fighting that sort of Capitalist takeover and promoting Communist ideals to combat it. He's the reason Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro are in power, along with a lot of other dictatorial leaders down there.

I love my country, but I understand completely why people like Che and Osama do what they do; we f***ed their people over hardcore, and now they want retribution. It's not an excuse mind you, Fvck Terroists is like my credo, but at least I'm awre that there's a reason, and a way to possibly prevent people from hating us more.

The way I see it, Europe has pretty much moved away from f***in around with the rest of the world as far as I know, but now their internal sh** is gettin all screwy. (Primates in Spain have rights now I hear?) (nude beaches?!)

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# Aug 23, 2008 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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86. XWigglesX writes:

Hammer, just because movies claim Aboriginal people were still being slaughtered in the 20th century it doesn't mean it is true. In fact, because our country is so vast and the people spread out the states in the 1800's formed native police to help control the people. And yes, our PM did say sorry. But not for massacres.the apology was for the thousands that were taken away from their families in the 50's and 60's. That was called the "Stolen Generation".
If you won't tell as where you are from, then why should you be listened to?

So please, where are you from?

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To XWigglesX, Hammer and f***_A_Name:

Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish! I wish you all could shut the f*** up and realize that SOAD is never coming back. The news about them reuniting at Eurovision 2009 is a FAKE!

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88. Manuel writes:

I also actually have picket signs that say "System of a Down, please don't come back!".

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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89. Red writes:

Hey manuel (how gay that name is btw, sounds like a gay man whore) Before you come here and tell those guys that are regulars here and well respected to shut the f*** up, create a membership, start saying your opinion and then we'll see. It just happens that FAN and xWigglesx are 2 guys I respect and like so you shut the f*** up and go swallow a d*** you fag...

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90. psythe writes:

Did I miss something? I haven't heard anything about Aborigines being hunted in the 20th Century! Hey Hammer, reckon you could back yourself up and give us a source for that info?

Wiggles, I'm glad somebody likes history, means there's less chance of my having to become a historian :P

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91. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

hey history is cool! It's especially fun to look back on US history and laugh your a$$ off at our horrible foreign policy in every fukin one of our presidents...if they didn't do something stupid, they carried on doing exactly as the other admin. did. I mean, look at our current policy. We now might be going to war with RUSSIA! jesus fukin christ, do we STILL have to hate russia? Didn't the cold war end before I was born?

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92. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

sorry about my liberalistic rant...I am a liberal btw. I am not saying dem because of the fuktards in the house and the senate being to spineless.
p.s. sorry for that rant to :)

# Aug 23, 2008 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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93. XWigglesX writes:

Thanks Red. Yeah psythe history is a great hobby for sure.
To the above post. The Cold War never ever ended. And to think it did is dangerous. Russia and America have been looking for a decent reason to figght since the 40's.
Did you know that after the Allies beat Germany on the Western front Churchill wanted to re arm the German army to keep fighting the Soviets?

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94. Hammer writes:

I'm from a country that used to have an Empire spread around 5 continents and that when their ships passed by Australia, they spit on that god's forsaken land and carried on to reach India and Japan. Guess which country is, Mr I Know So Much About History. I'm from a country that did some sh** around the world but already recognized it. A thing that you can't do towards the aboriginal people from your country.
"Russia and America have been looking for a decent reason to figght since the 40's." Why do you always say sh**? In my opinion, Russia and America have always looked for a decent reason NOT TO FIGHT, because reasons to fight they always have. The thing is, it would be dramatic if they started such a war, not because of the Russian army, but only because both countries have nuclear weapons.

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95. Hammer writes:

Psythe, you can find that information in a book by Josephine Flood called The Original Australians - Story of the Aboriginal People.

Btw... "Churchill wanted to re arm the German army to keep fighting the Soviets?" ??? LOL

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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96. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Hammer: actually, the US has the most nuclear weapons in the world...I don't get why we are scared of countries who have a lot less weapons than we do.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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97. Red writes:

Well it takes just one nuke to f*** up a lot of things...

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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98. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

true, but we are probably the only people who really WOULD nuke somebody...

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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99. Red writes:

Nah, take all those stupid dumbsh** Muslims extremists, they would get one and they would use it, no matter what. Plus Iran are a bunch of crazy mofos so I don't think they could restrain themselves that much. Actually, I think the States would be very rational in this and be the less likely to start a nuclear war.

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100. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I think that if we get Mccaine we will be more likely to start a nuclear war than if we get obama....just my opinion

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101. moko writes:

so i find myself with a rumor of soad reforming for euro. i google it, come here, and find a few morons turn an on topic convo, completely off topic, and into a political, religious, socialistic debate of crap. if you dont like system, say you dont like system, if you dont like ystem because you think there pro terrorism or because you dont like their messages or religious beliefs or ANYTHING other than their music. f*** off to a political forum and find some other arse holes to debate with.

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102. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

actually, your right...the thing is I don't think it's possible for a SOAD forum to not get political because they are a verry politically charged band...

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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103. Red writes:

Well actually who gives a flying f*** what moko the dumbo thinks. I mean he never came to that site before (good thing) and he doesn't know that it happens all the time. So why even give him the luxury of paying attention to his post ?

Now about that nuclear war, nuclear weapons are just there to keep you enemies at bay, calm and quiet. I don't think it is more likely that MCcain or Obama would start a nuclear war against anybody because there is no winner in this, everybody looses. If that weapon is ever used, it will be by extremists or out of desperation.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 5:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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104. XWigglesX writes:

Hammer what happened to your country and it's huge empire? Also, that it had an empire over 5 continents does not narrow it down. Haha.
Sounds like you think that everything is just black and white. No grey.
Yes Churchill did want to fight the Russians. The man may have been a wanker but he wasn't an idiot. He saw what would clearly happen when the Western Allies and Soviet Russia collide.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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105. Red writes:

Yeah and look right now, we are letting the Russians do the same thing again...

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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106. DeathInEye writes:

I don't think I've ever learned as much about Australian history as I did in this forum! I can totally see why so many nations hate America, honestly, but I think those nations should take a step back and realize that the next generation coming tto power might not be as fvcked as the outgoing one. But that's probably too much to ask.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 6:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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107. Red writes:

Well anyways soon everybody will hate China so that's how it rolls.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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108. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

actually, the us is in love with China right now...

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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109. Red writes:

Pffffffffffffff hardly so, the Olympic are like that, you fight, then you have a good 2 weeks f*** fest, then you think you love each other and then you find out that the other one has become one dry hump and here we go again to the hating part.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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110. XWigglesX writes:

LOL^ so true.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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111. Red writes:

Call me cynical if you will but I think I am realistic

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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112. psythe writes:

Oh, wait, in further to my last comment (ages ago lol) I just realised the 20th Century was last century, not this one, hahah. Duh! Yeah, aborigines were still murdered back in the early 1900's - but you've got to remember that Australia only became a Federation in 1901. We are a VERY young country, and that we have come to the point we are at today in so little time means that we have advanced at a FAR more rapid rate than most countries out there. So really the whole "Australians were still killing Aborigines in the 20th Century" point is moot.


Oh, and f*** nukes - I can't believe how stupid the human race is!

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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113. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

post 112: we are probably more stupid than you think lol.
Red: We are friends with china because we are selling them a sh!tload of surveilance equipment. (well, some of our corporations, like yahoo, for example) we have been good economic buddies for a year or so. :(

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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114. Red writes:

That's not being friends, that's being opportunistic...I don't sell sh** to my friends, I give to my friends...I remember a few years ago members of the Chinese Government said that you guys will pay for your arrogance...they still believe that they just got clever about it. you probably thought that the Russians where you friends too, but look now, they are just telling you to f*** off all the time.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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115. Hammer writes:

post 104: you're the one who seems to see everything black and white! You criticize USA and Europe's international politics, their history, etc., but you fail to criticize the mistakes and massacres in your own country!!
And face the true, Australia will not have any international role in the future. China will dominate. Nations like India and Brazil have more potency than Australia. They have plenty of resources and millions of people to work in profit of the nation. Australia has lots of land, but not enough people to explore all of it. Too bad you've killed so many aborigines. You could use some extra hands now.

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116. Manuel writes:

http://theassociation.blogs.com/the_association/images/2007/04/24/middlefinger.jpg

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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117. Scary Jesus writes:

TO metalheaddrummer101 (post 108):

*blowing a raspberry* Yeah right! Well, what about Iraq? Iraq is in love with Afghanistan or could be in love with Iran or Japan.

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# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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118. Hammer writes:

The price to pay for being good enonomic partners with China, is to close eyes to the problems in Tibet and to close eyes towards the problems of expression of the Chinese people. [sorry for my english, i would prefer to type in my mother tongue at this time of the night].
It's like AUSTRALIA, when Indonesia invaded East Timor islands... In order to maintain a good relationship with their powerful Indonesian friends, they closed their eyes to the massacres that frequently happened. In the period of 1974-1999 thousands of East Timor people died because they tried to resist the Indonesian occupation.
Now East Timor is independent. Who gives a fukk... It's such a small country... The funny thing is, Australia gives a fukk!!! Now they care because East Timor happens to be a good source of natural gas and OIL! Hey, lets be friends with east timor now! lol ;) That's the hypocrisy of international economical relationships.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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119. Hammer writes:

Post 116: Iraq could never be in love with Japan, because the Japanese army is a USA allie in Iraq. Japanese troops are (or have already been) intervening in Iraq, in a small scale of course. I remember watching in the news that some Japanese reporters were even kidnapped by Iraq people. Some of them were killed. I think that's why the Japanese government called their army back home. But they intervened in Iraq as a USA allie.

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120. Scary Jesus writes:

Why is everybody in this news talking about politics, communism and other-related war stuff?

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# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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121. Hammer writes:

Read all the posts and you'll find out.
Besides, you also spoke about politics and war related stuff... It's not my fault that you said something wrong.
Definetly not playing Green Day-Jesus of Suburbia lol

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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122. Scary Jesus writes:

Whatever, Hammer.

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# Aug 24, 2008 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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123. Red writes:

You know Jesus is not scary but when he comes back, he will kick some serious evil ass.

# Aug 24, 2008 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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124. XWigglesX writes:

I never ever said my country was perfect did I?
Also, India, we must realise that the chances of a massive war between India and Pakistan are very high. This would destroy their industrial capabilities.
and why should I bother arguing with you when you can't even tell me what country your from?

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125. ugly-bob writes:

BALLS!!!

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 4:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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126. XWigglesX writes:

Also, your country spat on it and left. That was very short sighted. Australia has huge natural resorces and now everyone wants a slice of the pie.
My country is by no means perfect. But at least we have always stuck together since we became a nation. No civil war, no old grudges, no coups, no assasinations. Sure people may say "oh what about the Eureka Stockade" or the Cronella riots. But even though people here may have disagreed and fought the country has never had to deal with the problems Europe or the Americas have dealt with.
And another thing. I don't think of my country as a true Western society. Sure we may be mostly white but we live in Asia and are surrounded by Asian nations. Which is most certainly a great thing considering the economic boom many once dirt poor Asian countries are having.
Sure Hammer you can continue to argue with me for as long as you want, I won't give up and I certainly won't give a f*** about your opinion. Especially when you are not a member or even say what f***ing country your from.
And please don't assume I am some ignorant idiot. I may be arrogant and opinionated but I am certainly not ignorant or an idiot.

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127. darenloster writes:

post 122 - You said it Red !!!!!!

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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128. Red writes:

Yeah man that's how he will be when he comes back, leader of an army, and boy will he kick butts. And since it's evil butts I want in...if I am still alive that is

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 10:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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129. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

post 125: wasn't there a water shortage a few years ago in austrailia or something? I heard that on the news somewear, but I forgot exactly were...

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130. Hammer writes:

"And please don't assume I am some ignorant idiot." lol
I don't give a fukk about your opinion either.

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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post 129: System of a Down sucks, politics sucks, war sucks, and you suck! Ha ha!

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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132. XWigglesX writes:

And that's all you've got? Not even going to fill us in on what country your from?
Post 128, yeah we do. But I'm talking iron ore, uranium, gold.. You know, the sh** that makes you rich.

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133. DeathInEye writes:

You'll need that money to hydrate yourselves! Just joking Wiggles, I know nothing of Australia except that you talk with an awesome accent!

# Aug 25, 2008 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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134. Red writes:

Australia is actually a very successful country. It is divided much like Canada, with provinces I think. They are cool people, strong people and open people. It does remind me a little bit of Canada, we kinda went through a lot from birth to now.

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135. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Australia's cool actually. One of my favorite bands, AC/DC, is from there. Not only that, but it's really a secluded place anyone could live in.

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# Aug 25, 2008 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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136. XWigglesX writes:

Yeah it does the job. So many different races and religions generally getting along. That's rare.
My favorite accent would be the New Jersey (New York) one. My history teacher in high school came from NY. He has lived here longer than there now (57) but he still has it. It is great.

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137. psythe writes:

^It's all about the c***ney accent!!

Red, our 'Provinces' are called 'States,' but it's the same thing basically, I think.

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138. XWigglesX writes:

Yeah Red we have 6 states and 2 territories haha. New Zealand and PNG almost became part of Australia when they were organizing ferderation. But because they are so far away no one bothered to see if they were keen. Also, the reason our capital is in the middle of no where away from the coast is because it is halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. It was easier for states to, well the biggest states population wise to communicate. Personally I think that Melbourne should have been the capital.

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139. Red writes:

It's so funny because over here the question which city is the capital of Australia is a trap. Everybody goes : Sydney !!! Then you go no it's Canberra and they go WTF ???!!! Hahahahahahahaha.

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140. XWigglesX writes:

Haha it is a crap capital. Canberra sucks huge amounts of Donkey balls! Haha. Get my email Red? Sent it off my phone so yeah. Add my myspace too.

# Aug 26, 2008 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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141. Red writes:

nope didnt get it as far as I can tell...nope not there, please try it again...

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142. Baggs writes:

a$$hole baby!

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143. Baggs writes:

System of a Down sucks big black d***!

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144. Chad writes:

Yo mama sucks big black d***, Baggs. lol

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145. the boy who has no name writes:

i want a new SOAD album please

# Aug 27, 2008 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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146. יעכיכע writes:

I'M FROM ISRAEL AND I THING THIS IS COOOOOOL
על הכיפעק :)

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147. עכיעכ writes:

THINK*

# Aug 30, 2008 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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148. Manuel writes:

See? Here's your proof:

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/no_system_of_a_down_reunion.html

A System of a Down reunion will never exist.

# Aug 30, 2008 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Founder, owner & programmer

149. deathbringer writes:

Citing an article from February is not proof of anything when the band members themselves are talking differently now. And if you keep spoofing different users and having conversations with yourself, you'll quickly be banned and your messages deleted.

# Aug 30, 2008 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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150. XWigglesX writes:

Haha tell him DB. Accept me on last.fm?

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