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Why are globes always positioned with the north "up" and the south "down"? This practice discriminates against the peoples of the Southern Hemisphere. Think about it---how would you like to be the ones who are always on the bottom, the ones "down under"? Our self-esteem is damaged by this arbitrary juxtaposition. North and south are antipodes---opposite and equal, not superior and inferior.
What we demand is equality. Simple justice mandates that every 10 years all globes are re-oriented so that the south pole is on the "top". Every school would reverse the orientation of its globes at the same time. I suggest the vernal equinox.
We also demand reparations for the centuries of psychic damage done to our peoples.
-- (Auntie Em@Antarctic.ozone hole), April 15, 2002
Oh no you don't! You're not getting yours until we get ours. We're tired of being a day behind the rest of the world to the east of us. We want every longitude to take turns being first. And face it, there were people suffering from this discrimination centuries before you downunder ilk persons every emigrated down there.
-- helen (email@example.com!), April 15, 2002.
Changes in Lattitudes, Changes in Attitudes.
Maybe you just need a new attitude and everything will be all right.
-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), April 15, 2002.
What you two are discussing is nothing, NOTHING, compared with the psychic damage inflicted on males in our society named Peter or Richard. And don't play dumb and pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.
-- Peter Errington (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 2002.
At last I understand something Peter is talking about!
-- helen (email@example.com.Dick.who...), April 15, 2002.
Globes are evil communist liberal socialist propoganda anyway.
The world is flat.
Actually, it's a box, because it's hollow.
Aliens live inside.
What you are experiencing isn't psychic damage, it's those darned mind control lasers.
-- Stephen (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 15, 2002.
Hey PETER, have you seen old Dick around?
-- Jack Booted Thug (governmentconspiracy@NWO.com), April 16, 2002.
Being on the bottom all the time WOULD get old. ; )
-- Pammy (email@example.com), April 16, 2002.
The Southern Hemisphere is inferior. There are no great nations south of the equator. Brazil? Argentina? Sub-Saharan Africa? Australia? Tasmania? You're lucky we keep you on the globe at all.
-- (Nanook@the.north), April 16, 2002.