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redballoon July 8, 2020

@pod clock It's enormously selfish.

redballoon July 6, 2020

@michael But the cotton built immeasurable wealth. I mean astonishing wealth. That wealth helped to build the country that we see now. How can you not be aware of this?

redballoon July 6, 2020

@laura__palmer Nooooo don't give up on reality yet! I mean, I know it's  tempting but Kanye is just a step too f*ucking far.

redballoon July 6, 2020

I wanted to weep for you when I read that you get up at 6-6.30 because your eldest does. I love/need sleep so much. What helped me was just not getting up unless it was really important to do so. If the kids get up stupidly early they watch telly or something until I emerge. They get their own breakfast and prepare their own recess for school. My husband and I take turns making their lunch. Obviously I'm lucky that the layout of my house allows me sufficient space between the living area and my bedroom so the noise factor isn't too huge. I just feel grateful we've found something that works for us.

redballoon July 6, 2020

@birdie Thoroughly condescending and completely missing the point. The writer is in pain. Your response is lacking in compassion and empathy. And might I suggest that you never know what goes on behind the front doors of peoples homes or in their heads. Your idyllic childhood might not have been as great as you think for the others present.

redballoon July 3, 2020

I'm finding it excessively difficult to muster up a care factor. People that base an income on looking good and manipulating their medium aren't really offering a valid or ethical service to society. Perhaps I'm just in a bad mood but my god, this article is peculiar.

redballoon July 3, 2020

@mamamia-user-826403796 'Cry me a river'? What does this even mean? It doesn't sound nice, at all.

redballoon July 3, 2020

@laura__palmer It's so tricky. I'm also in Tasmania. My friends and I have joked about this being the first time we've ever heard ourselves say 'let's keep the boarders closed'. Having what appears to be a zero infection rate is obviously great for many things: schooling (so important), going out and patronising businesses , and just seeing friends and family. It's hard to imagine introducing external people to the state as it all carries risk. Still, life goes on and we'll just have to keep doing our best to balance fear and necessary risk.

redballoon July 3, 2020

@km I'm in Tasmania's south and I avoid shitty papers like the Mercury and I
 avoid FB. I never heard one comment about the outbreaks in the North-West apart from people expressing compassion for the awful position our Northern friends were in. In all seriousness where do the horrible comments you describe come from? Where did you here them? I admittedly live in a really amazing neck of the woods and might be naive but all this negativity regarding Tasmania or Victoria for that matter is news to me.

redballoon June 14, 2020

I'm absolutely sickened by this sort of story. So many nurses and adjunct staff are expected to put up with harassment, and physical and sexual assault because 'it's part of their job'. It beggars belief. We need a major shift in thinking here. I feel pretty sure that if the average person was fully aware of what you guys have to put up with they'd be shocked.

redballoon June 9, 2020

@james b Are you being snarky? I'm unable to grasp your point.

redballoon June 4, 2020

The guy's always been cuckoo, but this is new level stuff recently.
In all seriousness, maybe he's suffering from a worsening and serious mental health condition.
Media outlets like channel 9 are being irresponsible giving someone so clearly divorced from reality a platform to mess with other vulnerable people.

redballoon May 26, 2020

@hellb  A bachelor's degree in Health Science generally prepares a person for technician work and Further Study. However, given that a Master of Clinical Chiropractic, isn't a real, scientific degree your point is rather moot.

redballoon May 25, 2020

@anonymous Doctors can't share the chair as 'equals' with "other professionals like nutritionists, chiropractors, mental health professionals, naturopaths etc" because chiropractors and naturopaths aren't scientifically trained, and aren't health professionals.. Chiropractors probably shouldn't be allowed to give any sort of health advice at all considering so many are anti-vax and promote the spinal manipulation of newborns.

redballoon May 13, 2020

Snakes slither. I think the word required is sliver.

Also, omg, the fault lies Only with the murderer. Saying the producers share equal culpability, this is batsh!t crazy.

redballoon May 12, 2020

@nell why the hate?

redballoon May 12, 2020

@nell oh dear

redballoon April 24, 2020

Sadly not everyone shares his positive experience.

redballoon April 14, 2020

Guys! Did an algorithm puts this article back in circulation?
Somewhat inappropriate timing...

redballoon April 13, 2020

I absolutely agree with that!

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