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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 3 days ago #214841

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That’s a hell of a hill to climb DD, so well done, you’re obviously a strong person.  
After reading Grump’s opening post, then yours, it begs a lot of questions about today’s society.  My father was a farm labourer and mum worked where and when she could.  We didn’t have much money, but always had the necessities of life along with the love of our parents. The main thing we had were respect of our parents, elders and people’s property.  Respect, Where’s that gone?

Yep, it's been a struggle 58 and thank you for your kind words it is very much appreciated. Paul Keating once said the love he had from his mother made him feel bulletproof. If only people could show a bit more of that it makes a hell of a difference. It is probably why I am a hell of an emotional person when I see inspirational stuff either in person, a movie theatre or on the telly. I'm hopeless. 

Yes manners and respect seems to be a thing of the past. Back in my day we all called our mates parents Mr and Mrs..... and said hello when you walked in their house. If you didn't you were quickly reminded and didn't forget next time you visited.

A lot of us are going the same way DD, so many of my mates say to me how emotional they have become, myself included. Probably due to hormones as we age, who knows
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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 3 days ago #214846

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That’s a hell of a hill to climb DD, so well done, you’re obviously a strong person.  
After reading Grump’s opening post, then yours, it begs a lot of questions about today’s society.  My father was a farm labourer and mum worked where and when she could.  We didn’t have much money, but always had the necessities of life along with the love of our parents. The main thing we had were respect of our parents, elders and people’s property.  Respect, Where’s that gone?

Yep, it's been a struggle 58 and thank you for your kind words it is very much appreciated. Paul Keating once said the love he had from his mother made him feel bulletproof. If only people could show a bit more of that it makes a hell of a difference. It is probably why I am a hell of an emotional person when I see inspirational stuff either in person, a movie theatre or on the telly. I'm hopeless. 

Yes manners and respect seems to be a thing of the past. Back in my day we all called our mates parents Mr and Mrs..... and said hello when you walked in their house. If you didn't you were quickly reminded and didn't forget next time you visited.

A lot of us are going the same way DD, so many of my mates say to me how emotional they have become, myself included. Probably due to hormones as we age, who knows

I think I've always been that way DG but maybe it's gotten worse as I've aged. When I see someone getting rewarded or recognized it get's me every time.

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 3 days ago #214849

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Freezin post=214834 userid=945Geez DD, your story reminds of a primary school reunion I went to back in the mid 2000's, lots of kids I were close too who had similar upbringings who you thought at the time all was ok in the family home. Considering our parents are responsible for shaping us as people, you have done well mate to stay positive and lead a good solid existence. No ones perfect but geez I look back at my childhood and think why in earth did my folks do that.....I guess my lads probably will be saying the same in years to come

Unfortunately what people see on the outside is not what you see on the inside Freezin. I remember an aunty once said as my mum pulled up in the driveway to pick me up in my step dad's company car from their house, "Oh you are lucky ......, you've got a flash car and a flash house. I didn't feel lucky. The truth is my parent's were no better off than them but my parents liked to portray a much more successful image to others. That's life as they say, sometimes it sucks but you just got to get on with it and try to make the most of it.

It's probably why I was so passionate about Perth football club from a young age. it was the one thing that gave me immense joy and pride. Sport has always been a nice distraction but i started losing focus at school unless I had a very good teacher then I would excel but it was never recognized at home. They didn't want me to excel because that would have required some commitment from them, financial and other. Anyway I know others have had it worse, there is always someone worse off than yourself.

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 3 days ago #214852

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Nice post DD. I guess we've all got our stories to tell but as you say, no matter what has happened in our lives, there's always some poor bastard who has had it worse. My takeaway is I try to treat people fairly and stick my own principles...unless they're WP supporters of course coz they can get fuc*ed. :-)

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 3 days ago #214857

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Haha true BC, funny you mention the garlic munchers. My old man worked in the building industry and rubbed shoulders with a few of the old WP royalty from the 50's, 60' and 70's. A few big names came to our house a few times. The old man nearly lost everything to one of them who was known to be previously a bankrupt. I was estranged from my family at the time but when I heard it I thought good riddance you tight arse. Never trust a WP person or past player with your money.

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 3 days ago #214860

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That’s a hell of a hill to climb DD, so well done, you’re obviously a strong person.  
After reading Grump’s opening post, then yours, it begs a lot of questions about today’s society.  My father was a farm labourer and mum worked where and when she could.  We didn’t have much money, but always had the necessities of life along with the love of our parents. The main thing we had were respect of our parents, elders and people’s property.  Respect, Where’s that gone?

Yep, it's been a struggle 58 and thank you for your kind words it is very much appreciated. Paul Keating once said the love he had from his mother made him feel bulletproof. If only people could show a bit more of that it makes a hell of a difference. It is probably why I am a hell of an emotional person when I see inspirational stuff either in person, a movie theatre or on the telly. I'm hopeless. 

Yes manners and respect seems to be a thing of the past. Back in my day we all called our mates parents Mr and Mrs..... and said hello when you walked in their house. If you didn't you were quickly reminded and didn't forget next time you visited.

A lot of us are going the same way DD, so many of my mates say to me how emotional they have become, myself included. Probably due to hormones as we age, who knows



 

You might be on the buzzer DG.  I was always a laid back critter and lived a que sera life in my younger years.  I, like many others can be a very emotional person with age.  Shit, I would never had dreamed of admitting this when I was young.
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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 2 days ago #214883

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Was thinking about watching the idiots protesting about the new Woodside Project.

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 1 week 2 days ago #214884

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Bazz the problem with these numpties is that they want all these carbon producing enterprises to shut down now! They cant relate to the reality that we need to transition out of coal, oil and eventually Nat gas over time. If it's all shut down now, we'd return to the dark ages literally. They have no grasp of reality. Nat gas is the primary transitional energy source from coal to sustainable energy.
If we can get high polluting energy hungry joints like India to transition to NatGas while they get their sustainable sector going it will make a significant contribution to reducing their carbon output.

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 4 days 13 hours ago #214964

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Correct SS - Gas demand is going through roof at the moment as the rush to close Coal builds speed, this will pick up over next 20 or so years.

Most WA Power comes from Gas fired Stations,

You cannot run an aluminum smelter on solar panels, no aluminium no wind turbines or solar panels or electric cars, how do you make a battery without a lead smelter?

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Why have we sunk into a culture of appeasement 4 days 12 hours ago #214967

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Embarrassing backflip by China buying Australian coal again. Where's the tough talking diplomat now?

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