Adelle Tully Posted November 17, 2008 Share Posted November 17, 2008 [quote name='gryphon strike' post='1582945' date='Nov 9 2008, 22.02']Yes welcome Adele Tully so where are you from originally? I am guessing either NZ or UK but that is a guess. When you have been here a bit longer you will realise that we are basically an apethetic mob and while we bitch about corrupt or inept politicians we still refuse to really do anything about it. The thing is though we are actually pretty pissed off about a lot of what you have mentioned, that and the loss of most of our manufacturing jobs to China. Well some of us are really pissed about it anyway, then again maybe it would be better to just get pissed instead of being pissed off? wanders off in search of beer.......[/quote] Yes, I'm new here in the land of Oz...and actually I'm originally from America...lived in California most of my life but spent a few years in South Dakota right before moving to AU. Oh good! Bitching without resolution! My type of people. They were actually talking about that on the radio the other day; how most of the time people bitch just to bitch, not really because they want to do something about it or want the people they're bitching to to do something about it, just to smile and nod and occassionally agree. As for the death penalty, I think it's hypocritical to the extreme and think that there are other answers to the problem such as life in prison. By life in prison I don't mean a life where you're can persue higher education, have cable T.V. and gourmet meals along with weight lifting. I think life in prison should be where the criminal sits in a cell and is feed only the bare essentials to be kept alive and isn't allowed to do anything besides maybe listen to a church sermon (if they so happen to want religion) on the radio. No contact from the outside. This would be a type of death, only it's a social death and not physical. They'd probably go mad from lack of human contact. In short, reintroducing such tactics of "Justice" probably wouldn't go well for anyone's campaign unless you were running for election in a place like Texas. I would like to see health care issues in this country revisitted. While the public health care system is decent (way better than the US's lack of health care for the general public), I don't think it's necessarily moral that people with craploads of money that are able to afford the private health care should be privy to better quality health care. In the end we're all human and just because someone is raising 5 children on their own shouldn't mean they get a crappier room than the rich bastard who has never done anything for anyone else and is too immature to appreciate family. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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