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11.mvfc.11 - 31 Oct 2016 1:10 PM
BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 9:42 AM

Yet another victim of our pharmaceutical state. Needed support and guidance when he asked for it dramatically in 2011, instead he was doped up and turned into a time bomb by the government for a quick buck.

You mean  like man monis? both  were known to police and health  professionals .  yet we did nothing .  ahame it took a white person to make you ark up
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MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 3:53 PM
11.mvfc.11 - 31 Oct 2016 1:10 PM

You mean  like man monis? both  were known to police and health  professionals .  yet we did nothing .  ahame it took a white person to make you ark up

What are we even meant to do about this?

How many more of these kinds of people are we creating by refusing to take children away from messed up family situations?

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BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 4:36 PM
MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 3:53 PM

What are we even meant to do about this?

How many more of these kinds of people are we creating by refusing to take children away from messed up family situations?

Not gonna comment as that hit close to home on what you said. 
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MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 4:38 PM
BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 4:36 PM

Not gonna comment as that hit close to home on what you said. 

Sorry if this is in any way offensive to you mate, not the intention at all, just trying to have a discussion on how we prevent these sorts of incidents.

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BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 4:46 PM
MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 4:38 PM

Sorry if this is in any way offensive to you mate, not the intention at all, just trying to have a discussion on how we prevent these sorts of incidents.

Well we shouldnt  gut the medical funding that  we surely need, too many people who have mental  health issues are lost due to lack of staff and or proper help. 2 we need to fix our court systems as its apparent to everyone its broken but both sets of governments all ark up about  policing and yet gut funding for it. 
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MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 5:15 PM
BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 4:46 PM

Well we shouldnt  gut the medical funding that  we surely need, too many people who have mental  health issues are lost due to lack of staff and or proper help. 2 we need to fix our court systems as its apparent to everyone its broken but both sets of governments all ark up about  policing and yet gut funding for it. 

Isn't this indicative of a deeper issue with mental health issues being a product of a root cause? Causes may be family violence, unstable home life, drugs etc.

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BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 5:26 PM
MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 5:15 PM

Isn't this indicative of a deeper issue with mental health issues being a product of a root cause? Causes may be family violence, unstable home life, drugs etc.

It is, sadly we just go round in circles as its easier for governments  to come out and say things need to change and yet first thing  they do is cut funding for health  and preventation . We as a nation  need to ask our governments on why  they say one thing but do the opposite of what they said. its easy to be populist its harder to actually do what you say you're  gonna do
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MvFCArsenal16.8 - 31 Oct 2016 6:21 PM
BETHFC - 31 Oct 2016 5:26 PM

It is, sadly we just go round in circles as its easier for governments  to come out and say things need to change and yet first thing  they do is cut funding for health  and preventation . We as a nation  need to ask our governments on why  they say one thing but do the opposite of what they said. its easy to be populist its harder to actually do what you say you're  gonna do

Demand for government services are at an all time high. It's hard to fund existing problems without redirecting funds towards other things. It's not like we have a stash for stuff like this. What suffers to make funds for this type of thing?

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That wasn't worth doing.

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the headline simply reads 'not cool'



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Recreation Day the farcical reason why half of tasmania has monday off

"Every day is recreation day" for some as far as im concerned
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Condemned666 - 8 Nov 2016 8:12 PM
Recreation Day the farcical reason why half of tasmania has monday off

"Every day is recreation day" for some as far as im concerned

Rarrblle garrbbllee

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Drug wars seem to be kicking off again in Western Sydney over the last couple of weeks.
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Aljay - 15 Nov 2016 8:25 AM
Drug wars seem to be kicking off again in Western Sydney over the last couple of weeks.

Colour me surprised. I assume this is why the RBB haven't been turning out in strong numbers recently. Working around the clock in their drug kitchens.

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I didn't realise the ndrangheta were still active in Australia, but apparently so

http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/sydney-crime-figure-pasquale-barbaro-taken-out-in-targeted-shooting/news-story/458cceca7d535f14db9d8076f862cf5d

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Aljay - 15 Nov 2016 8:25 AM
Drug wars seem to be kicking off again in Western Sydney over the last couple of weeks.

Indeed they seem to be.  (Not only Sydney.) Here'some links of the latest ones that I'll put in the Australian News thread.


http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/bronson-ellery-aka-lizard-man-was-just-a-lost-kid-his-lawyer-said/news-story/8aeb580f3cae83d899bbd6736cd8a779

Bronson Ellery, aka Lizard Man, was just a ‘lost kid’, his lawyer said


http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/crime/sydney-crime-figure-pasquale-barbaro-taken-out-in-targeted-shooting/news-story/458cceca7d535f14db9d8076f862cf5d

Sydney crime figure Pasquale Barbaro taken out in targeted shooting


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/execution-of-sydney-crime-figure-hamad-assaad-unfolded-in-front-of-police-surveillance-20161105-gsiye5.html

Mr Assaad was no stranger to conflict and enemies, having been suspected of carrying out shootings against some of Sydney's prominent figures and their relatives.


http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/five-fatal-seconds-cctv-reveals-swift-brutal-execution-of-walid-ahmad-in-bankstown-20160527-gp53p7.html

Ahmad had been well known to police for more than a decade as a prominent figure in south-western Sydney's criminal scene.
At the time of his death, he was the subject of at least one extortion investigation and a murder probe.





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http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/new-police-strike-force-to-crack-down-on-sydneys-underworld-shootings-20161117-gsrftf.html

New police strike force to crack down on Sydney's underworld shootings

'Why' would be my first question.
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Free pill testing at sydney's summer music festival

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Oh trust me Iridium, they're still active alright
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Woman finds 25 year old muesli bar in jacket pocket

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Peters Dutton is copping all kinds of flack for stating undisputed facts. Apparently he should have ignored them like everyone else.
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Aljay - 23 Nov 2016 12:32 PM
Peters Dutton is copping all kinds of flack for stating undisputed facts. Apparently he should have ignored them like everyone else.

Welcome to the modern day.

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Aljay - 23 Nov 2016 12:32 PM
Peters Dutton is copping all kinds of flack for stating undisputed facts. Apparently he should have ignored them like everyone else.

I think the problem is that he is stereotyping and generalising.

"The advice I have is that out of the last 33 people who have been charged with terrorist-related offences in this country, 22 of those people are from second and third generation Lebanese-Muslim background"

Nothing wrong here, he is simply stating a stat (we'll assume that it is correct/factual). The problem was that he then implies by allowing Lebanese/Muslims into the country during the 1970's as a part of an immigration policy was "wrong". This unfairly labels them all as "terrorists". Many thousands of these migrants have made positive contributions to the Australian community since their immigration. He probably should have been more specific about what he thought was "wrong" about the immigration policy in the 1970's (but specifics may have condemned him even more).



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Dutton has come out today to defend his comments, with the following:

"The vast majority of Lebanese-Australians are law-abiding, hard-working, good, decent people who are besmirched by a small element within their community who are doing the wrong thing"

Which again is a balanced and informed comment, however not sure what this has to do with his original comments regarding immigration in the 1970's. He said mistakes were made ... yet has not elaborated on what he means by that, thus his original comments still across as suggesting that allowing migrants from Lebanon at that time was a mistake. Which is what most took umbrage to.
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What about all this furore over the Arias? 

"Topless" performers, politically charged statements everywhere, electronic dudes winning shitloads of awards, some award winners not even collecting them and the odd occasional Aussie rock legends getting inducted into the hall of fame.

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paulbagzFC - 24 Nov 2016 4:17 PM
What about all this furore over the Arias? 

"Topless" performers, politically charged statements everywhere, electronic dudes winning shitloads of awards, some award winners not even collecting them and the odd occasional Aussie rock legends getting inducted into the hall of fame.

-PB

They're artists ... they either want to push the boundaries, express themselves or do anything for attention.

Nothing wrong with the topless performance, if we can't be comfortable with the human body then we probably need to have a good hard look at ourselves (in the mirror)!

I personally don't like electronic music, but the ARIA's aren't decided by me ... so if the Australian people bought their music and so forth can't really complain can we.

Not really surprising Sia's "stunt" either ... she uses it more as an attention grabber than a statement nowadays (her no show or turning to face away ... getting a bit old).
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Greens want to legalise mara-ju-wana

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Condemned666 - 27 Nov 2016 5:42 PM
Greens want to legalise mara-ju-wana

lol here



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I love this quote by the government health minister:

"The Australian government will never legalise a drug that destroys brain function, mental wellbeing, general health, employment, relationships, lives and families."

Well then why is alcohol legal under the Australian government??

Cigarettes "destroy" general health too ... pretty sure they are legal under the Australian government.

Also what the Greens actually want is not to legalise marijuana, the article actually states "The Greens want a new independent national regulatory authority to assess and reduce the harm of illicit drugs - an approach that would likely lead to the decriminalisation or legalisation of drugs like cannabis."

The crux of the argument in my mind is stated in the second paragraph by the AMA rep: "Association president Michael Gannon told Fairfax Media he welcomed any initiative that shifted the public conversation about illicit drugs towards rehabilitation and treatment instead of policing and the justice system" Under the current government (and past) we have never even gone close to this ... drugs should be a health issue not a law enforcement issue.
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I'd want it legalized solely for the revenue it'd raise lol.

Look at some of the figures that have been produced in America, albeit with larger populations of course.

That's the kinda stuff that pays for roads, schools, hospitals etc.

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