Path: wabbit.cc.uow.edu.au!metro!munnari.oz.au!yarrina.connect.com.au!harbinger. cc.monash.edu.au!aggedor.rmit.EDU.AU!minyos.xx.rmit.EDU.AU!s924460 From: firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU.AU (Paul Michael Montgomery) Newsgroups: aus.general,aus.flame,aus.politics,soc.culture.australian Subject: RFD: aus.america.sucks Date: 21 Mar 1995 02:41:14 GMT Organization: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Lines: 34 Message-ID: <email@example.com.EDU.AU> NNTP-Posting-Host: minyos.xx.rmit.edu.au NNTP-Posting-User: s924460 Summary: Boy am I sick of those Yanks X-Newsreader: NN version 6.5.0 #4 (NOV) Xref: wabbit.cc.uow.edu.au aus.general:15436 aus.flame:19550 aus.politics:14343 soc.culture.australian:29446 I would like to propose a new newsgroup discussing the following topics, which are of vital importance to the health and well-being of Australian net.culture and Australian culture in general: 1. Cultural imperialism by the USA through its importation of entertainment products, sporting merchandise, academic thinking, and language. 2. The domination by Americans of the Internet, and the creeping infiltration of the aus.* hierarchy by weenie foreign posters. 3. Political imperialism by the USA through the UN, the CIA, NATO and every other acronym they support. The proliferation of nuclear-armed boats in Australian waters, and CIA sabotage of peaceful elections and the governments of independent sovereign nations (e.g. Cuba) are examples of relevant issues. 4. Economic imperialism by the USA through its takeovers of Australian companies like Arnott's, its control over major Australian-identified brand names like Vegemite, its interference in foreign economies like Mexico, and its pig-headed refusal to compromise on major trade issues (GATT has not changed this totally) - to mention but a few issues. 5. The continuing decadence of the public and private lives of Americans, which is glorified, packaged for overseas consumption, and generally celebrated in their/our national media as if Americans are the pinnacle of human evolution. 6. Last, but not least, we can get into some serious flame wars with reactionary Yank morons. What fun we could have, kiddies >:-> Please respond with your support, opposition, or especially suggestions to improve the above list. Looking forward to Yank-bashing! -- ______________________________________________________________________________ Paul Montgomery | GOD: "Atheism is the only true religion." s924460.minyos.xx.rmit.edu.au | MAN: "I don't believe you." RMIT, Melbourne, Australia | "They Came and Ate Us", Robert Rankin ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
The above graph is a moving average of the number of articles posted into aus.flame.usa per day. The top of the green area counts the number of articles posted in the last 24 hours, whereas the blue line counts the number of articles posted in the last 2 hours, times 12.