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Open mike 18/07/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 18th, 2016 - 22 comments
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22 comments on “Open mike 18/07/2016 ”

  1. AsleepWhileWalking 1

    I can’t begin to imagine what it would being forced to sleep next screaming patients if I were autistic and sensitive to noise.

    Petition link in article.


    • Psych nurse 1.1

      Can you imagine what it must be like for the other autistic clients also sensitive to noise.Ashley would appear to be the one untreated and out of control.After watching the documentary item and in my learned opinion the current treatment plan for Ashley is one of managing risk, could you imagine the uproar if he killed a nurse.

      • weka 1.1.1

        Looks purely financial to me. Better care could be put in place were the government willing to fund it. Human rights dictate that that money should be spent.

        It’s also highly likely that much of Ashley’s mental issues are due to how he has been treated (in both sense of the word).

      • Sirenia 1.1.2

        He’s just a gentle autistic man locked up by an uncaring system. He’s certainly not a ‘client’. Why on earth would he kill anyone? You believe psychiatrists over the parents who know him best? It is the conditions that are making him sick. So he needs to be freed.

        • Psych nurse

          A gentle autistic man who has racked up nearly 400 assaults on his carers so far.I know a gentle autistic man who has caused the hospitalization of five staff so far this year and its only good luck that someone has not been killed.So set him free, he may end up your neighbour. And he is a client of mental health services.

      • Sabine 1.1.3

        has he already killed a nurse or is that just hyperbole to excuse the appalling treatment of a mental health patients.

  2. AsleepWhileWalking 2

    Something of value from Deborah Hill Cone.


    “This is a real quote from another zombie landlord: “I love renting to beneficiaries because they’re too stupid to take you to the Tenancy Tribunal if you keep the bond.” Maybe not stupid, just suffering. Desperate people don’t make a fuss.”

  3. vto 3

    something more to add into the gender battles… TRP, if you’re around you might be interested in the directions this piece points. . . highlighting misdirected cultural hinges

    misogyny stasi indeed

    vive la difference !


  4. AsleepWhileWalking 4


    “Following yesterday’s chaotic polling data, the latest NYT/CBS poll provides a post-email-gate reality check as Hillary Clinton’s 6-point lead has evaporated leaving Trump tied nationwide, leading the “reckless” former secretary of state on the economy and jobs, trade, and national security. Perhaps more worrying for the Clinton campaign is the rise in negativity with 67% of voters saying she is not honest and trustworthy.

    Biden would have been a much better choice. At least he is consistent.

  5. AsleepWhileWalking 5


    Deputy fired from his .45 lodging the bullet into the barrel of a .40 being fired at him, disabling the weapon. Nice picture of this on the page.

    • Puckish Rogue 5.1

      I’m just waiting for someone to ask why don’t police do this all the time 🙂 but seriously that’s some lucky shooting

  6. TheExtremist 6

    More shootings in the USA.
    Open Carry at the Republican convention
    1000’s of protestors waving automatic weapons outside with 1000’s of armed Repub’s on the inside – a disaster waiting to happen?

    • AmaKiwi 6.1

      The American Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865. But outcome is not yet clear.

      “On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot several times after being tackled to the ground by two white Baton Rouge Police Department officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.”

      Twelve days later six Baton Rouge police are shot, three of them are dead.

  7. adam 7

    Interesting times. Great looking protests being set up for the democratic party convention. Also some information about where some of the money is being spent, with the almost 100 Million dollars of federal taxpayers money being spent on security for both conventions.

    “On contact with Chris Hedges”


  8. Ad 8

    A lovely piece from a retired US airforce professional who compares US military invasions to the aliens in Independence Day and to the Imperial Stormtroopers from Star Wars.
    With a certain cultural lightness and self-reflection for
    the US invasions of the last thirty years:


  9. Chooky 10

    This discussion took place BEFORE the attempted coup in Turkey!

    ‘Turkey reset’

    “Turkey’s decision to offer Russia a reset in relations could have serious repercussions. Both countries now speak about the need to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and share military intelligence. The conflict in Syria just got more complicated.

    CrossTalking with Onur Isci, Mustafa Gurbuz, and Joe Lauria.”

    • Jenny Kirk 11.1

      Maybe ……………. and more seriously, thank goodness some people are able to make satire out of whatever is happening !

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