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 People are mad , There is a ' all lives matter protests' in Sydney.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 1:10:38 PM on 5 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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People are crazy, here we have 106 new case of the virus in 24 hours in Melbourne now thousands protest in the Domain for what I call " all lives matter " protests.
I really don't think people are talking the virus serious 11 million have it 600k have gone other place in clouds 🤔🤔 I must be the odd one out in my thinking?

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 1:27:22 PM on 5 July 2020.
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 Location: Kanahooka, NSW
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You are not the odd one out Pete.
In my humble view the protesters don't care.
I am not sure if I am allowed a humble view anymore.
Regards Jim


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 2:43:24 PM on 5 July 2020.
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All humble views matter. Smile


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:56:21 PM on 5 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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The Ironic thing about also is that if coronavirus got into the indigenous communities most of them would suffer greatly and most would die .There is already health issues in the communities and history tells us it would be disastrous if a major virus got into their communities.
So I feel these people are not thinking at all.
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:50:03 PM on 5 July 2020.
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I think it is fuelled by professional trouble makers it is not about the cause it is about creating civil unrest world wide. There I have said what I believe!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 6:28:26 PM on 5 July 2020.
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This is a fairly stereotypical comment but it has always been my belief that the people that organise these protests are the type that hang around universities most of their lives, spend most of their time printing protest propaganda leaflets, posting horrendously slanderous comments about normal average people on the Internet and most of them have never held down a job for more than five minutes.

In this day and age, where a typical degree can be done online, people seeking out more than one should be made to remain in a job for subsequent degrees rather than slipping back on to Austudy and camping out in university colleges. Compulsory student union fees should once again be scrapped and I have to agree that arts and humanities courses, which are currently being singled out by the Government - should indeed cost more than an engineering, accounting, law or medical degree.

People completing degrees on the public purse should be made to pay back their HECS debts before they shift overseas to work too.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:29:41 PM on 5 July 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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I think a lot of them must just like to Rebel for any cause and this one is the flavour of the month. I imagine that very few have even stepped foot in an Indigenous community . Normally I would not give two hoots who or why people are protesting,I just think now is not the right time to mixing in large numbers.,,,,,,just look at Melbourne !


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 11:57:43 PM on 5 July 2020.
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I still think that there is great advantage in a Rabbit proof fence around Melbourne, Chairman Dan, as noted thinks Melbourne is actually Victoria and nothing exists between there & the state borders. It just a park full of vermin all to be ignored.

Just look at the benefits if we locked the whole of Melbourne down so as un-infested country Vic could get on with life. They could have all the protests they liked, spread it to the whole city, continue to run around like headless chooks, and solve their housing shortage within weeks.

They have learnt nothing from ships & Hotel fiasco's; Locking up a mass of unchecked people in a confined space, could spread it like wildfire to everyone in the building as it did in ships.

The Vic Police are complaining about this latest Fiasco & so they should.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:47:26 AM on 6 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Yes, Imagine being in that lockdown living in those Towers owned by the Government Like a Caged rat praying you don't catch it !   I think there is something like 3000 people in those Buildings. There was one man who lived there with 5 kids . Just being stuck in the Buiding with 5 kids and the stress of it all could make a person flip their Lid . No one is allowed in or out !!!
 What will they do if the virus spreads through the building infecting all those people ???
I could never live off the ground or in a Unit, I don't even like going up in buildings and if I do I feel tense and can't relax..Hell I get dizzy wearing Heels !!!!!
Meanwhile, people are still coming into oz on planes that test Positive every day!
I'm Glad I'm living away from the cites,for once I made the right decision.

pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 7:10:15 AM on 6 July 2020.
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The block of flats pictured in that report reminds me of the estates they built at Redfern in the 1960s and 1970s. Huge blocks and no police station nearby can only mean one thing - the ideal place for drug deals and car thefts to take place.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 7:26:44 AM on 6 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Yes I know that block of flats Brad ,,I know a Lady who lives there,, The danger of living there is Suicides. It has so many suicides it's not published because that may lead to more suicides .. The lady I know saw a body fall past her window of one of the Jumpers

Yesterday on my way home I stopped in that Town called the Rock .. Gosh old, old old, I picked up some old 50s Kitchen stuff there , I was told by a Local that in the early 70s ACDC did one of their very first gigs there at the Rock ,,Hard to imagine its only a one Horse town .....Not a ACDC fan though


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 9:45:09 AM on 6 July 2020.
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I've been to The Rock, that's where I picked up my oldest radio. The shop was run by an old lady and it was full of vintage stuff. I remember there was a few monochrome TV sets too, including a Pye Pedigree.

It was a while ago (2001?) so I guess the lady and her shop have passed on.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 10:08:51 AM on 6 July 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Robert,
Yep it's still there ,but has not been open for years, The owners passed away and left it too their Son who never opened it again .
Still has stock in the windows !
I was told he had planned to turn it into a function venue ,but nothing ever happened and it's been closed for years, There is a 1950s table and chairs in the window and a pile of other stuff.
It was interesting to be there.

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 11:42:51 AM on 7 July 2020.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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I think there needs to be an ad campaign on free to air showing the progress of a person dying of Covid19.
There was on on Facebook and it was truly horrific.
It is an extremely awful way to die.
Maybe just maybe it might shock a few people into doing the right thing.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 7:42:35 PM on 7 July 2020.
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It has been shown in many studies that shock-horror advertising is ineffective for changing people's behaviour.

It doesn't work for smokers, it probably won't work for Covid19


 
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