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Up and Down are Relative


Australia is “down under”. But that’s only an artifact of where the ancient mapmakers lived. This view is equally valid in the geographic and astronomical senses:

Politcal map of the world with Australia at the top

H/T: Theo Spark


Yes, Australia is also a socialist monarchy,with homosexuals in its armed forces and a strongly regulated banking sector, pretty bad in the eyes of U.S Republicans,eh? Oh, we also have low government debt, unemployment about 5.5%, haven't been in recession since the early 1990s, continual trade surpluses with China, Korea and Japan, unlike an America that has been lecturing the world on economics since the Reagan era. The world truly is upside down, isn't it? Glen.H