Just sat myself down for a cold beer with a couple of mates last evening and we got to thinking about the way things are in today's World. You know it didn't take us long, after a few more cold ones, to think how things might have been, had it not been for the changes in the Earth's geology over the past 350 million years. If only we could transfer ourselves back in time to a Pangeal existence, but of course with all the useful trappings of our mod society. Yes, can you imagine it? No borders, no boundaries of significance, no global warming, no food shortages, no boat people, no floods, no drought, moderate climates and abundance for all in a tropical-semitropical Nirvana. But then we considered some of the more crucial implications of us all living on one mega-continent. I for one could just pack the Holden Ute and head northward for a week or two for a cheap holiday in what is today Spain or France. I could even fly to London, Paris , New York or wherever for a dirty weekend, and all just for the cost of today's air ticket from aus to kiwiland. I could also get all the exotic beer, wine and vodka I could drink for nicks, because there would be no tariffs or custom hassles. But most importantly, as my mates reckoned, there would be no more ashes competitions with the Poms, because there wouldn't be any -poms that is! No "international" comps of any description actually, and no International Schools either! .... and no need for the "Teaching Overseas" forum, because none of us would be..uh.. overseas!! ........................Crikey!! ...............now what were we th(dr)inking??