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  1. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    19/02/2017
    A brand new world
    A brand new worldI had the opportunity to visit my family in Australia recently. The highlight of my trip was in fact connecting again with my eight-month old Aussie granddaughter. And yes I also climbed trees with Kaolaโ€™s and hopped with kangarooโ€™s, indulging in...
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    Ian Weinberg
    19/02/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    #1 @Gerald Hecht following the sudden and reflex amygdaloid storm, I went into auto-coach mode, ate a large slab of chocolate ๐Ÿซand while I didn't exactly chuckle, my hair didn't get any whiter. Just felt empathy for the poor f*ckers that are going to read the guy's book!
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Wow... I think that this is the last straw for me. The truth is that Branding is a word...it's a pretty useless word...Personal Branding is a useless phrase...I'm trying to picture Jesus walking around and contemplating his Branding Strategy...I hope that you are laughing as hard as I am.
  2. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected world
    Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected worldCreating a strong personal brand for yourself establishes you as a strong professional leader and opens doors.ย Personal branding provides a clear focus for personal development while establishing yourself as a thought leader. It also works wonders...
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    debasish majumder
    07/02/2017 #18 debasish majumder
    i guess, personal contributions with rich values and pertinent appeals are most significant in an affinity based platform, where the platform will become a 'Brand' of distinction. so the potentialities and sincere endeavor with rich constituents are essentially to enrich a brand's value. there only lies the gravity of a person. apart from affinity and associating skill, a brand cannot be popular. so personal brand, i guess is relevant, moment the person is having the capacity to contribute or share his skill to usher majority, and thus the platform on which he or she is sharing makes the platform a unique 'brand'. however, lovely insight @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #16 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Excellent post @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee - building a personal brand lets people see the personal side of your business. Richard Branson is a prime exemplar of a great personal brand. Have shared this one across my networks.
    Marco Tomasone
    30/01/2017 #15 Marco Tomasone
    Personal branding as a crucial part of personal success.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    27/01/2017 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Great post shared with 125k business contacts
    Juan Imaz
    27/01/2017 #13 Juan Imaz
    very good!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    27/01/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    "you build credibility not through your words but through your actions." Agree!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/01/2017 #10 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #9 @David B. Grinberg. I saw it ! Much appreciated ! Thanks
    David B. Grinberg
    26/01/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Javier, I actually meant @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood's video. However, I will do the same for this post soon. Thanks.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    26/01/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    This is one reason I love to blog. It itself is branding me. beBee is a great platform to create relationships and find other minds similar to me. I just go directly to the hive in which I want to Buzz and find fellow bees.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    26/01/2017 #4 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood, you are the Authenticity in person. So immensely happy to be in this project with you ahead...
    Go go bees!!!! Vamossss!!! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘
    David B. Grinberg
    26/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood you deserve many accolades for your exemplary efforts. You are a role model for us all. Thanks for all you do, which is a lot๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  3. Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    the boy is like the reincarnation of his father. Nice to see this. Life goes on.
    Robert Irwin and Jimmy Cuddle a Sloth
    Robert Irwin and Jimmy Cuddle a Sloth Robert Irwin, 13-year-old son of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, shows Jimmy some animals including a dwarf crocodile, a red-tail boa and two sloths....
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  4. Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    TRENDS IN AUSTRALIA:
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Bernard Salt: The top business trends impacting Australia
    finfeed.com The top three business trends may be surprising to some...
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    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    15/02/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Thereโ€™s a bit of a debate going on in Australia about housing affordability. Just a little one.
    One side thinks prices are out of control, particularly in Australiaโ€™s southeastern capitals, fuelled by lower interest rates, increased investor activity, soft labor market conditions and continued foreign investment.
    Others think it isnโ€™t as bad as its portrayed, pointing out relatively low loan serviceability costs, an influx of high-density apartments about to hit the market and cheaper alternatives outside the nationโ€™s trendy inner-city suburbs.

    Itโ€™s a perpetual tug of war and you can expect the tussle to intensify a little bit more following Wednesdayโ€™s release of the latest residential land sales report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
    Even with an increase in lots sold during the September quarter last year, prices still soared to the highest level on record.

    Conundrum, much?
    According to the HIA, the average lot price rose by another 3.3% to $243,585 in the September quarter last year, despite a 6.4% increase in lot transactions over the same period, which followed an even larger increase in the June quarter.

    However transaction volumes in the September quarter were still down 7.3% from the same quarter in 2015.
  5. Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    AUSTRALIA BUSINESS TRENDS:
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Three technology trends for Australian business in 2017
    www.businessinsider.com.au
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    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    15/02/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    In 2017, organisations will pivot from a focus on data acquisition to data intelligence. Applied artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning rank #1 on Gartnerโ€™s list of Top 10 strategic predictions for 2017 and at Avanade, we see clients are increasingly adopting an automation-first approach. However, an augmented workforce comprising humans, intelligent systems, and devices will present new ethical complexities for companies.

    Indeed, a recent Avanade survey found that a majority of C-level executives are grappling with ethical issues stemming from the use of smart technologies in the workplace. Companies face the same digital ethics dilemma with customer data.

    For example, insurers are now using telematics devices to track consumer driving habits. While this might be a good idea for rewarding safe drivers with a premium discount, are the consumers aware who owns the data being produced by the car? And how comfortable would consumers be having the insurers use the telematics device as a trigger to automatically call emergency services in the event of an accident?

    During 2017, it will become an imperative for organizations to educate employees about the ethical implications of digital technologies. Organizations should also mandate that ethics be part of a design thinking approach, and implement a framework to ensure that intelligent systems continue to augment and improve human actions and decisions โ€“ without risking the trust and expectations of customer and employees.
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  7. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    29/01/2017
    Country Life: Summer
    Country Life: SummerHonestly, I love living in the country, but this isnโ€™t just country living, itโ€™s living on a construction site in rural Australia, aka The Bush, which is entirely different. We just...
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    Aleta Curry
    01/02/2017 #20 Aleta Curry
    #19 I guess I can say now because the programme has been sold to the BBC. It was Alan Carter and Eric Knowles, and I think it was more because they'd gone to antiques centres and shops up the wazoo, and our setup is so different! Dogs, horse, antiques stored in a half-finshed house in what are going to be the sitting room, dining room and kitchen...!
    Martin's been working on the house when he's free, it's been a few years but feels like 50 or 60!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Quite interesting @Aleta Curry. The photos are breathtaking! Oh snap, I can't stand the heat. I'm a wimp if it's hot but a wimp and a whiner if it's hot and humid! You home looks as though it's going to be beautiful, how long have you been building? How cool that a film crew visited to document (his antiques, I'm guessing?). More to come? Thanks for sharing, really enjoyed this.
    Aleta Curry
    31/01/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    Thanks for the 'shares', folks, you rock, and thank you especially to @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for sending it to Twitter. I'm still learning the Ins and Outs of Beeing!
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #17 Aleta Curry
    #15 Oh, thanks, @Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell Interestingly enough, I think South Africans would do quite well in Australia - our part of it at least. Based on the flora and fauna, there are many similarities between the Southern Highlands of NSW and parts of So. Africa.
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #16 Aleta Curry
    #14 #13 Yes, he is a pretty amazing fellow. Sort of a cross between Bear Grylls and Grizzly Adams, though you two may be too young to know who that is. Interestingly enough, Martin was raised in civilisation, except that he lived most of his young life working hard through harsh winters on the family farm. He's Irish, too, born and bred, so how he bears the Aussie sun Heaven only knows. Someday maybe I'll tell you about the rest of his skill set, but for now enough already, I'm sure I sound pretty fawning!
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #15 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Loved this post @Aleta Curry! They say that South Africa is not for Sissies - but I wonder how many of our toughies would last out in the Australian Bush?
    Dean Owen
    30/01/2017 #14 Dean Owen
    R E S P E C T! Beautifully written. I've lived all my life in big cities (apart from 6 months in Connecticut) and always dreamed of perhaps spending my twilight years in the country, perhaps in Umbria, Oxfordshire, the Province, or Karuizawa, largely bug (and kangaroo) free countryside. Being a city wimp, I'd have to enrol in a Bear Grylls course to deal with the hazards of The Bush. Fortunately for you it appears you are married to Bear Grylls!
    Todd Jones
    30/01/2017 #13 Todd Jones
    Impressive set of accomplishments! If you hear any odd noises tonight, it's the deep rumble of inadequacy trumpeting from the Jones household over here in New York....
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #12 Aleta Curry
    #9 Ha, 'Le Shack' is what I call the little dwelling we're currently in, @Todd Jones. I couldn't find a decent picture of it when I was writing this. I call the house in the photos 'the Big House' and yes, Martin Curry has laid over 13,000 blocks himself, never mind scouting the position, surveying and digging the footings. Oh, and let's not forget the concreting. And in his spare time, he's become an authority on antique ceramics, started an auction house and an events management company. He's a rock star!
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #11 Aleta Curry
    #7 Thanks, @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador - I know how busy we all are, so I really appreciate your taking the time out to read it!
    Aleta Curry
    30/01/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    #8 You're right, @Rod Loader, we're in the Southern Highlands of NSW. It ain't boring, at any rate!
    Todd Jones
    29/01/2017 #9 Todd Jones
    Wonderful Aleta! Love the imagery that you craft with this post.

    "Le Shack"... funny! Did your husband build that house by himself? You mentioned that you have electricity, plumbing, and hot water. Once he finishes the roof, and puts in a door, the bugs and snakes will have to work a little harder to get in!

    All joking aside, I would love to learn more about the challenges of living in the bush. Keep 'em coming!
    Rod Loader
    29/01/2017 #8 Rod Loader
    Having lived for most of my life out of town in Australia, @Aleta Curry, I understood every reference and was saying "Oh yeah" to each of them, including the black snake inside. There's nothing like rural Australia, I wouldn't trade it. Based on your comment that the summers are sharp and short, I assumed you must live in the southern part of Australia. Here in Queensland the hot weather lasts from mid October to mid March (hot = above 30C, or for my American friends above 85F).
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    29/01/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Great post @Aleta Curry, many thx for sharing Franci!!
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    #4 Fortunately, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, my neighbours live too far away to be disturbed by my shrieks. I assure you that the sound effects are plentiful around here. Thanks so much for your response.
    Our antiques are unusual in that we source the rare and quirky from all over the world, sell with relatively low markets and tell the truth about condition. Customers think we're wonderful, competitors think we're suckers. I think people think more in terms of the uniqueness of our lifestyle, running antiques events in towns and cities from a little shack out in the middle of nowhere!

    Yes, I think this would make a good series - I'll have to do that!
    Aleta Curry
    29/01/2017 #5 Aleta Curry
    #3 That is so kind, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman. Your praise makes me feel wonderful, thank you!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    29/01/2017 #4 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I wish we had sound-o-vision on the internet, @Aleta Curry. I just made so many noises while reading this buzz, my Seattle neighbors probably think I need to be exported to the bush.

    I gasped, umm-ed, eeked, ahhhed, wow-ed, icked, screeched and shuddered.

    This is an incredibly evocative piece of writing and I am thrilled to get to inhabit a little slice of your life - I felt like I got to watch a snippet of that footage.

    Please make this a series. I want to know soooooo much more.

    May I start with learning why your antiques are so unusual? My mind is boggled as to the immense possibilities.....
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    29/01/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Aleta, I am in awe of the post. A beautifully descriptive and delightful piece. This is one that will take on a new personality each time it's read. I will be enjoying this post more than one time around.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    29/01/2017 #2 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I am going to take my time to enjoy this read, @Aleta Curry - will be back!
  8. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    26/01/2017
    And from all the lands on earth we come .....
    And from all the lands on earth we come ....."I'm the hot wind from the desert, I'm the black soil of the plains,ย I'm the mountains and the valleys, I'm the drought and flooding rains,ย I am the rock, I am the sky, the rivers when they run,ย The spirit of this great land, I am Australian."This...
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    Ken Boddie
    29/01/2017 #54 Ken Boddie
    #53 I do agree, Monica, that our younger Australians occasionally behave like "animals" , particularly when let off the leash overseas. Or are you perhaps referring to the lead photo of kangaroos? ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Monica Landberg
    29/01/2017 #53 Monica Landberg
    They are amazing animals in the planet
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/01/2017 #52 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #51 Dear Ken, 30 years ago I was more of a doppelgรคnger of Rocky Balboa - but as my kids tell me with absolute conviction "What the F. happened to you dad?" This is what middle-age looks like kids is my reply, to which they point their fingers to Johnny Depp. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise - I just can't win!

    The trick I find is that if we can find a way of making a few million dollars - we can afford the AND - Brisbane AND Hudson Bay. Or at least I can afford Toronto and Sydney that is when I can afford a personal supersonic jet.

    I better start working on my personal brand then - but then I will need to set up a new site as competition to Javier and Juan, and only the boys and few gals at LinkedIn would love that kind of divide and rule. OK in regards to the last paragraph I am booking an appointment with a brand proctologist soon, who will give me some medication to get over a new slogan that is stuck in my beBee.
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #51 Ken Boddie
    #49 Hard to envisage you, Manjit, as the doppelgรคnger of Johnny Rotten. I would be happy to swap Brisbane for Hudson Bay right now, or wherever there is some cooling snow and ice. It's been hot enough to fry eggs on the car bonnet for a few weeks.
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #50 Ken Boddie
    #48 The Cutty Sark is due to leave Brisbane about 122 years ago next week, on her final wool cargo voyage for the UK, via the Cape. Thanks to the Tardis, I've arranged for a case of Vegemite to be stowed in the captain's cabin. Keep an eye out to sea, Claire, and she should be close to you in about three weeks. Captain Woodget has a keen eye for the ladies and so may invite you aboard to take delivery in person. If so, take due care and ensure that you give his collie dogs, who travel with him on every voyage, a wide berth. Bred as sheep dogs, they have taken to nipping the heels of any unprepared fair damsel who may venture too close and whose ankles may be as white as snow, in the not uncommon manner of their breed, having been taught that this is the most expeditious means of directing said ankles towards the flock.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/01/2017 #49 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #45 Ken you are an educated man, I am an ex-soccer hooligan and pogo minded punk rocker born in the ghetto side of working class London. The only thing I regret living in London is that I never got a conviction, so I had to emigrate to Canada instead.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #48 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    #46 Absolutely @Ken Boddie - my dance card is not yet full! I think I would like my Vegemite delivered by Tea Clipper please!
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #47 Ken Boddie
    #43 The Scots have been relocating (some say they're revolting, pun intended) here for many years. I could look at some figures for you but you know what 'they' say, "there's lies, damned lies, then there's statistics".

    Just look at it this way, Lis, there's a helluvalot of ginger haired people around this world, and the relocating, pillaging or revolting Scots (supplemented, in the early days, by the Vikings) are probably responsible for the great majority of them.
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #46 Ken Boddie
    #41 I'm onto your Vegemite request, Claire. I've promised @Paul Walters (who claims to be starving for his art) that I'll drop a Red Cross parcel, via hot air balloon, on his Bali house with some Vegemite in it. I can either extend the balloon trip to SA (which may take some time assuming it gets blown off course a few times) or would you prefer the more reliable delivery of Vegemite by tea cutter or clipper, then horse and cart?

    Incidentally, may I have the next waltz?
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #45 Ken Boddie
    #40 The word 'football' means too many things to so many people here in Oz, Manjit. The most popular 'foot' ball games here are, firstly and foremostly, Rugby League or NFL (a ruffians' game played by ruffians); then there's Aussie Rules or AFL ('aerial ping pong' to those like me who are non subscribers and non combatants); then there's my former game of Rugby Union (a ruffians' game played by 'gentlemen', who are not very gentle); then there's Soccer, which is generally a chance for all the more recent nationals and immigrants to take all their various land of origin grievances onto the sports field (a gentleman's game played by ruffians). To choose your game of preference here in Oz, you first need to select the shape and size of the ball, then the players, who may be either 'slim and trim', 'stocky and cocky', or 'built like the proverbial brick outhouse'. Perhaps that explains why some of us are still 'learning', Manjid. We just can't make up our minds whether or not we're gentlemen, and whether or not to kick the damned thing or pick it up and run with it. ๐Ÿค”
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #44 Ken Boddie
    #42 Next time I'm in Sydney (a couple of weeks time) and in Melbourne (in March) sounds like I'll have a 5% chance of pumping into a Croat. I certainly hope they have some licitar hidden away somewhere. Yum yum ๐Ÿฐ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    27/01/2017 #43 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Belated happy Australian day @Ken Boddie. Love the Anthem. I must say, from all I've heard and seen, I'd love to visit your beautiful country one day. My bucket list sure is getting long! I never asked this before, did many Scots relocate to the land of Oz? (Or immigrate, not sure of the proper term).
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    27/01/2017 #42 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #34 Ken, I forgot to mention that according to the last census taken in 2011 there are about 150,000 Croats and their descendants in Australia, whereas Croatian communities claim that there are 250,000 Croats. Itโ€™s about 5% of the total population in Croatia.
    The majority of Croats live in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. So you're right, "I am, You are, We are Australian." :)
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #41 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabongโ€จ
    Under the shade of a coolibah tree, โ€จ
    He sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiledโ€จ
    You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me

    Thanks for tagging me @Ken Boddie View more
    Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabongโ€จ
    Under the shade of a coolibah tree, โ€จ
    He sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiledโ€จ
    You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me

    Thanks for tagging me @Ken Boddie! Where's my vegemite sandwich? Happy Australia Day! Close
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/01/2017 #40 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Fair Dinkum Ken, Oz is a great place !

    It is good to see that Australians are finally learning to play meaningful football. Not that Australian Rules stuff but footie - the real football. https://www.fromthegrapevine.com/slideshows/lifestyle/7-countries-you-didnt-know-were-soccer-crazy/page/5
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    #30 Funnily enough, Todd, Bryson is one of my favourite authors, having read all his books. ๐Ÿ‘
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #38 Ken Boddie
    #29 I remember, Paul, when first introduced to the Indonesian language, many years ago, that I was having difficulty finding suitable mnemonics for words or expressions .... and so .... Terry McKenzie, Tuan!
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    #27 Many thanks, Sara, but there's only one thing better than watching the tennis ..... and that's watching the cricket! ๐Ÿ™„
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    #26 Fair go, mate! ๐Ÿ‘
    Ken Boddie
    27/01/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #25 Onya, Pascal! ๐Ÿ‘
  9. Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Happy Australia Day
    To all Aussies both here in Australia and around the world.

    Lance Scoular
    The Savvy Navigator
    @LanceScoular
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    27/01/2017 #11 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Hat tip to Australia Day - regards to all the people down under !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    26/01/2017 #10 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Happy Australia Day ! we love our australian bees !
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    26/01/2017 #9 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Happy Australia Day my dear Lance!!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    26/01/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Belated Happy Australia Day @Lance Scoular! I was just thinking of you today, wondering how you and your family are. I haven't used snapchat in a while, hope I didn't miss anything fun!
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    Happy Australia Day, Lance!!!
    Rod Loader
    26/01/2017 #6 Rod Loader
    If you drop the word "Perhaps", @Dean Owen, then you'll be right. No favouritism, of course.#4
    Milos Djukic
    26/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Best to you Lance!
    Dean Owen
    26/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    Perhaps the coolest nation on Earth? https://www.youtube.com/embed/rn0lwGk4u9o
    Rod Loader
    25/01/2017 #3 Rod Loader
    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi, Oi, Oi. Have a great Australia Day mate.
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    25/01/2017 #2 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #1 G'day Wayne.
    All the best to you.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ
    Wayne Yoshida
    25/01/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Cheers Mates!
  10. Jackie M.

    Jackie M.

    17/01/2017
    Meanwhile in Australia...
    #killerkangaroo
    Jackie M.
    Templestowe jogger suffered injuries after kangaroo attack | Daily Mail Online
    www.dailymail.co.uk Melbourne jogger Debbie Urquhart (pictured), 54, has opened up about the terrifying moment she was viciously attacked by a kangaroo during her early morning run on...
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  11. ProducerLance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson - the written poem and spoken on video
    THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson - the written poem and spoken on videoThe Man from Snowy River is one of Australia's most famous poems written by one of Australia's most famous poets, Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson. (17 February 1864ย โ€“ 5 February 1941) The setting of the poem is set in Australiaโ€™s...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I loved the video visual with the poem Lance! Horses are smart animals and the connection between the rider and horse can either be one of mutual respect or a constant fight... the horse always wins when humans lack respect for these animals. Great poem. Thanks for sharing!
    David B. Grinberg
    16/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Lance, thank you for sharing this Australian classic poem which he received international recognition. Keep buzzing, mate!
  12. ProducerLance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    My Country by Dorothea Mackellar - the written poem and spoken on video
    My Country by Dorothea Mackellar - the written poem and spoken on videoThis one of Australiaโ€™s most iconic poems and is probably also known just as well by the first line of the second verse, I love a sunburned countryโ€ฆ The poem can be read below as well as listen to the poem recited by the author,...
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    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing this buzz, Lance. I always enjoy learning more about Australia, which is such a beautiful and amazing country. Plus you're there, so what more can one want. Keep buzzing, mate...
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    Aberdoon House
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    Cepee Tabibian
    21/10/2016 #2 Cepee Tabibian
    Looks like a beautiful day @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular. Thanks for sharing. We never tire of hearing your lovely accent. :)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/10/2016 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great buzz ! Thanks
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    30/09/2016
    May I Have the Next Waltz, Matilda?
    May I Have the Next Waltz, Matilda?Believe it or not, 'Waltzing Matilda', the unofficial national anthem of the Land Down Under, has absolutely nothing to do with ballroom dancing or fair damsels. ย Rather, it's a tale of woe about a travelling itinerant, who chose an untimely wet...
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    Ken Boddie
    03/10/2016 #37 Ken Boddie
    #36 thanks, Franci, but spare a thought for Banjo Paterson, the real talent behind this tale.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    02/10/2016 #36 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #33 Thank you for letting me know about this story. It's truly an artfully crafted piece and one I'll read more than once.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    02/10/2016 #35 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #34 No, he had the right to sell it because legally his 'Squatters Rights' gave him legal ownership. It was considered abandoned property. I don't know all the legalities at the time. It's just an interesting family story for us.
    Ken Boddie
    02/10/2016 #34 Ken Boddie
    #32 So the Kentucky property wasn't the squatter's to sell, Pam? Quite a few Aborigines here in Oz would say this is a widespread 'white fellah's' practice that has been going on for a couple of hundred years. ๐Ÿ˜•
    Ken Boddie
    02/10/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    #31 If you get a chance, Franci, read "The Man from Snowy River".
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    01/10/2016 #32 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Ken, had to take a few days off beBee due to other commitments. Sad, but what a welcome back. Something for my Cultures Around the World App and one of my favorite 'oldies' explained to me! I had always heard that Australia was the equivalent of a penal colony for all those who dared to thwart the crown. Your explanation is pretty close. Of course didn't know a loaf of bread was 'thwarting the crown'! Wonderful read, enjoyed this little piece of Oz! One thing struck me: A squatter in the U.S. is someone who is/was living illegal on a piece of land. Eventually 'Squatter's Rights' developed, meaning if they stayed on the land long enough with no claim made by the real owner then the land became the squatters. In days of old, when the west was not yet won, much land was 'grabbed' by squatters. Just a bit of US trivia for ya!
    Here's some family history in relation to squatters. The family story is that my father's ancestors once owned the land upon which the famous Kentucky Derby is now held. In the mid to late 1800s during a drought the family had to relocate to survive. A squatter they asked/paid to watch the land for them eventually claimed Squatter's Rights and later sold the land...not sure when the 'Derby' owner took possession as it could have had several owners after my family. But there you go!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    01/10/2016 #31 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #22 Banjo Paterson - quite the man. Well worth taking time to read about. http://www.wallisandmatilda.com.au/banjo-paterson-biography.shtml
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #30 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for the share, @Milos Djukic ๐Ÿ‘
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #29 Ken Boddie
    #27 The modern meaning of squatter (in relation to property) is the same here, Lisa. This is, of course, assuming that you discount the stress and strain activity undertaken behind closed bathroom doors, while customarily reading a newspaper or magazine? ๐Ÿ˜
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #28 Ken Boddie
    #26 We aim to please, Karen. ๐Ÿค—
    Old mate at the bottom of the billabong, however, may disagree? ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/10/2016 #27 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    @Ken Boddie The unofficial Anthem is well... different? I'm glad you gave definitions of the terms. Squatters here take over a person's home if they are away for some time. Some people have a hard time re-gaining their home ( I don't quite understand it) and it's usually a major mess after they are able to legally get the squatters to leave. I'm proud of you because you know how to 'use the google.' Thanks, really enjoyed this!!
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #25 Ken Boddie
    #24 Bloody oath, mate!
    Paul Walters
    01/10/2016 #24 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie Onya mate. Bloody beaudy!!!!
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #23 Ken Boddie
    #3 as for your wylie walkabout music teacher, Dean-San, presumably he/she was dispatched back to the penal colony on a cruise ship?
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #22 Ken Boddie
    #17 Thanks for the compliment and the shares, Franci, but I'm still not up to the story telling prowess of Banjo Paterson. ๐Ÿ™
    Ken Boddie
    01/10/2016 #21 Ken Boddie
    #20 She'll be right, mate. Just bring your didgery, do, blue, and they'll let you go through.
    Gert Scholtz
    30/09/2016 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie I will be in your country in a month so thanks for cultural education. If they ask me at passport control what I know about Australia I will burst into a full rendition of Waltzing Matilda complete with swagman, billabong, jumbuck and Sheila's (Oh no, Sheila's are not part of it?) Just to fuel some more nostalgia, remember this one @Ken Boddie? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RviuTfdfArM And as they say down under - thanks Mate!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #19 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
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    30/09/2016 #18 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #17 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for including me in the journey to unfamiliar terrain. I love the fact that you furnished definitions for the jargon. Very cool and you are a great story teller.
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/09/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    In hearts right across the world...R.I.P. Steve....In a NatGeo like heaven!
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