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Paul1Perth

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  1. Paul1Perth

    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    Don't think Israel is the major cause of meddling in the middle east. Got rid of a few despot dictators, thinking it would be better for the people that lived there. Helped to sort out a war between Iraq & Iran. No win situation though as whatever happens after the west gets the blame for and gives them an excuse to cause mayhem in countries they shouldn't be meddling in.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    Easy solutions are often the best.
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    Paramedic or Midwife?!

    Just go for the highest general nursing qual you can get. My wife is qualified as SRN, midwife and health visitor. Gave her a bunch of mixed opportunities when we got here.
  4. Depends where you live too.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    The numbers of suicides by ex-services personnel is pretty big news here.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    I have nothing against disabled people, jews, gays, blacks, whites, Asians or anybody else that gets into Aus by the same criteria we did, accepts the rule of law, enjoys what Aus has to offer and fits in.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    I've not been to every country in the World so only comment from experience. I'm not saying Western is superior but I've not experienced any African, middle Eastern, Arabic, or not even visited a lot of European countries. I think the rule of law and order and stable government in any country helps be it Western or otherwise. Always felt pretty safe in the UK (some dodgy areas around our student digs but it was Sparkhill) and here. Admittedly now I wouldn't be rushing to hang around London and some major cities throughout Europe. Seem to have lost their identity. I used to think I would like to visit Brazil and Rio but having seen it on TV it doesn't hold the same appeal. Places like India, somalia no thanks.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    I think people and both major parties are sick of it too. Hopefully they have learned a lesson and I think SCOMO is the man for the job. Thank goodness it wasn't Dutton. I don't think Bill Shorten is much cop although I like the Labor negative gearing policy.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    What fascists are those?
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    So what do you reckon then? We shouldn't mention it and it might go away? I don't think so. I don't think anyones saying all serious crime is perpetrated by refugees or Muslims. That would be stupid. But the type of crime and terrorism we are seeing now and in the last few years simply wasn't happening a few years ago. Kids killed at a bombing at a concert, bollards down main streets where people felt safe a few years ago. There's been a change and a lot of the serious crime is committed by Muslims and refugees. It affects everyone eventually. One of the reasons we emigrated way back was we didn't like where the UK was headed and the choice of school we would have had for our youngster was one of the deciding factors.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    What narrative is that? Terrorist nutter or Greek extraction nutter. Pity the cops didn't shoot him too. I remember the stories about pit bulls and people have a very good reason to be scared. A lot of the problems are with dog owners who breed the things to fight and they think it makes them look tough when they walk round the local kids park with them. I don't think anyone is ignoring any crime BTW. The news media are just doing their job as usual. You're right about coming back to bite you though. We've let them in so at least a bit culpable.
  12. 15% down from their peak and nowhere near the price of Sydney or Melbourne. I teckon if you are in the market, see a nice house you like in an area you like and you want to live there for a few years then now is as good a time as any. Never been into this buying for investment. Too risky. We've never regretted buying our place that we've been in since 92. Paid $135,000 for it and wondered how we were going to afford it at the time.
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    Terror attack in Melbourne CBD

    According to last weeks four corners they are just misunderstood people who are being picked on because of their colour. Program finished up by one of the guys who runs a record label where the rappers have their faces covered in masks and hoodies and rap about guns, knives, money, violence. Then they have a big party, record launch, which the police agreed to for some unkown reason, gets out of hand (surprise, surprise) someone drives a car into a bunch of people and the record label guys cousin loses a leg. Of course it wasn't their fault and his cousin was a lovely lad who was going to be a top basket ball player. Then this week a Somali does this in Melbourne. 4 corners all gone quite in their defence for a while.
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    Glad I don't drink anymore!

    Don't hardly see them in Perth. I think they are illegal here. Thank goodness.
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    Glad I don't drink anymore!

    I think they have got this totally wrong. The price of booze in pubs is extortionate so what do the young people do? They pre load, which is get some serious drinking done before going out to save money. My son used to have friends round and sit out back at our place drinking then go out about 10:00 at night. It wasn't unusual for the girls to bring a bottle of vodka and be more smashed than the guys before they went out. They were a good bunch mostly from surf club so totally against smoking, which was good and we never had a problem with their behaviour at our place. If booze had been cheaper in the pubs though they would have been out socialising, chatting to more people and not been concerned with just drinking to get drunk. Overall I reckon young people would drink less if they weren't being ripped off as soon as they stepped through a bar or nightclub door. Being an ex pom who was in the pub every night from 8ish to closing time and then nightclubs at weekends I think young people will always drink no matter what the price is. Let them have a good time out with reasonable prices and I reckon you wouldn't get as much alcohol abuse, extreme drunkenness and less stupid behaviour.
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