Little Things You Hate

pink poodle

Our man in the West
^ surely there were not many surprises in that story? Other than how quickly the cops solved the crime...

It is a sad story all the same - crime, poverty, death, drugs...not much good to come out of it.
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
Pharma- yes, noted the evolution of the narrative as well and the first claims of road rage seemed fanciful.

Agree that it's sad that these things occur but not sure where the poverty element comes into it.
 

pharmaboy

Eats Squid
Pharma- yes, noted the evolution of the narrative as well and the first claims of road rage seemed fanciful.

Agree that it's sad that these things occur but not sure where the poverty element comes into it.
Centred in Wyong housing commission. Putting an empathic hat on, the chances of gainful employment being brought up in those places are slim. Putting my next generation hat on, what's sad for the family might be an opportunity for the community as they lose a solid 3 or 4 ice dealers.

Spent enough time in these suburbs to know you don't even want to visit let alone live there

Edit - day in the life of news corp - if I'd been that far off with lists, I'd delete them for embarrassment value..... ;)
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
Centred in Wyong housing commission. Putting an empathic hat on, the chances of gainful employment being brought up in those places are slim. Putting my next generation hat on, what's sad for the family might be an opportunity for the community as they lose a solid 3 or 4 ice dealers.

Spent enough time in these suburbs to know you don't even want to visit let alone live there

Edit - day in the life of news corp - if I'd been that far off with lists, I'd delete them for embarrassment value..... ;)
Yeah, I'll have to claim zero credibility in this area as I have no experience or knowledge. My gut says that housing commission on the central NSW coast is not poverty but I picture poverty as what I've seen in East Timor, Indonesia, China, etc. So I guess relative poverty may be the issue here, I really have no idea.

Agree as well; conflicting feelings on this - 2 ice dealers off the streets, two lives that missed their chance to be happy and useful.
 

pink poodle

Our man in the West
Pharma- yes, noted the evolution of the narrative as well and the first claims of road rage seemed fanciful.

Agree that it's sad that these things occur but not sure where the poverty element comes into it.
Centred in Wyong housing commission. Putting an empathic hat on, the chances of gainful employment being brought up in those places are slim. Putting my next generation hat on, what's sad for the family might be an opportunity for the community as they lose a solid 3 or 4 ice dealers.

Spent enough time in these suburbs to know you don't even want to visit let alone live there

Edit - day in the life of news corp - if I'd been that far off with lists, I'd delete them for embarrassment value..... ;)
Yeah, I'll have to claim zero credibility in this area as I have no experience or knowledge. My gut says that housing commission on the central NSW coast is not poverty but I picture poverty as what I've seen in East Timor, Indonesia, China, etc. So I guess relative poverty may be the issue here, I really have no idea.

Agree as well; conflicting feelings on this - 2 ice dealers off the streets, two lives that missed their chance to be happy and useful.
This area has yielded me a lot of clients over the years. Outside the housing commission area the town is mostly low socio-economic with little opportunity for those that are already on the edge. These guys will be quickly replaced by new entrepreneurs and the shit will continue.

Some people do escape it all and get well ahead of where they started out. It isn't an easy journey for them, but it is nice to see.
 

pink poodle

Our man in the West
School holidays..."sick pushy man..blah blah blah blah blah." yeah kid look unless you've got a hot mum that needs a service I came to ride not talk shit. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.
 

safreek

Vealcake
This area has yielded me a lot of clients over the years. Outside the housing commission area the town is mostly low socio-economic with little opportunity for those that are already on the edge. These guys will be quickly replaced by new entrepreneurs and the shit will continue.

Some people do escape it all and get well ahead of where they started out. It isn't an easy journey for them, but it is nice to see.
But just remember, no Fucken credit . Don't fall for the old " on my next doley " you will never get out of poverty or the area
 

link1896

Wheel size expert
I came here to bitch about my expensive German made dishwasher that flooded my kitchen.......

Look grandad, get with times...we call it pay day now.
I've no idea what payday is worth for those relying on the taxpayers to support them.

Two adults and three kids might receive 25k in assistance?


 

schred

Likes Bikes and Dirt
School holidays..."sick pushy man..blah blah blah blah blah." yeah kid look unless you've got a hot mum that needs a service I came to ride not talk shit. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat.
Are you the old guy at the DJs? One smart ass said to me "no you go first, respect to your elders!" then took off laughing his head off.
 

safreek

Vealcake
Look grandad, get with times...we call it pay day now.
Fuck me, you don't even earn your pay anymore. Back in the old days people had to walk down to the dole office, line up for at least 5 minutes, hand the form in and then make their way back home again. Exhausting shit, really earn your money. Then you had to wait til the next day or the day after, again walk all the way to the bank to get the money, no such things as atms back in them days junior. Then go all the way ta the speed dealer(.no ice in those days), hope he was home because there were no mobile phones to keep in contact. That shit was so hard that I decided getting a job was much easier. :thumb:
 

stirk

Wheel size expert
Fuck me, you don't even earn your pay anymore. Back in the old days people had to walk down to the dole office, line up for at least 5 minutes, hand the form in and then make their way back home again. Exhausting shit, really earn your money. Then you had to wait til the next day or the day after, again walk all the way to the bank to get the money, no such things as atms back in them days junior. Then go all the way ta the speed dealer(.no ice in those days), hope he was home because there were no mobile phones to keep in contact. That shit was so hard that I decided getting a job was much easier. :thumb:
While maybe not as readily available as speed back in your youth meth has a long history. Even back in your day it was around just very underground.

https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/4wb78m/from-kamikaze-pilots-to-footy-players-heres-a-short-history-of-ice
 

stinky1138

Likes Dirt
Your cousin's PhD sounds legit and relevant, is the problem with the qual or the person?

I think your perception is simplistic and misunderstands a few things. Take for example my potential PhD gig, I'm interested in Indo-Pacific strategic relations and what the Cold War might tell us about future outcomes. But you can't do a PhD on such a massive issue because it won't work and I have to find an argument that hasn't already been made. So I will have to focus on a particular aspect of this issue, which might be Chinese decision making on Second Artillery placements from 1969-1985. May sound ridiculous to folk outside of the field and it may actually well be. But given the kind of research that has to be done I'll walk away with a deep knowledge of Sino-Russo-US-Indian strategic relations, nuclear capabilities, technological rates of advancement, strategic cultures....., etc.

Looking at the title or scope of the PhD study only misunderstands the dealio. Sure, some are fucking ridiculous (anything to do with art, at least 75% of anything to do with sociology, at least anything to do with 100% of gender studies and pretty much anything that I'm not interested in or not smrat enough to understand) but the title of the gig isn't where the meat is at and just the proven ability to research, create an argument and communicate it is something in and of itself. That also doesn't defend the standard of some that are awarded, the end prod is only as good as its guidance and marking.

Screw you, my PhD will change the world and I will be more revered in my field than whatshername and that other guy who did that thing!!
Sorry, but it sounds like you're saying that only certain fields of study are worthy of granting PhDs ?
I know several people with PhDs in fields you've deemed "ridiculous". My sister went to school for over 10 years and has several degrees include a Doctorate. She is no less deserving of respect for her field of study than you are for yours. She has taught at some of the most prestigious schools in her field before she was 30. If getting a PhD in the arts is so easy, I'm sure you can back it up by showing off all the ones you've got, right ?
 
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