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Gary Gutful

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You do this often. You make up a premise that isn't accurate, blow it out of proportion and try and get some sort of argumentative purchase out of it. You are wrong and its boring.

LOL
This. A hamfisted attempt to put words in your mouth.
 

hindy111

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I grew up in close proximity to Cabramatta in the 80s. It is infinitely safer now than it was then.

One suburb. I don't recall stabbings at schools. Teenag3 kids killing each other etc.
On Cabramatta it's quite a hot spot now to go for Veitnamese food. Id be keen to check it out sometime
 

Gary Gutful

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One suburb. I don't recall stabbings at schools. Teenag3 kids killing each other etc.
On Cabramatta it's quite a hot spot now to go for Veitnamese food. Id be keen to check it out sometime
Check the crime stats. Much safer these days.

If you go there, I recommend Pho Tau Bay.
 

hindy111

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Check the crime stats. Much safer these days.

If you go there, I recommend Pho Tau Bay.

Cabramatta or everywhere? I know because they had the heroin trade there and gangs. Police cleaned up the area. Now it's just like any other suburb.

I imagine small petty crimes like shop lifting, car theft, home theft is down heaps nowdays due to technology along with things costing less and less poverty.
But we never had stabbings or shooting like we do now right? I never heard of it in the 80s/90s
 

King-Gutho94

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Whenever I go into the city for a night out.

I have never once felt unsafe. Maybe it's just a comfort thing if anything happened like losing a phone or wallet it can be fixed within a day or two.

They killed off the Cross when I was 19 with lockout laws.

But even drunk I have found my way home or never felt threatened in any situation.

Compared to overseas where it's always more trouble with phones and cards getting lost if it happens so your slightly on edge still.

We are one of the safest cities going around. There isn't a place on this planet where there isn't crime.

What happened on Saturday was a rare and an unfortunate tragic event in this country. No one is immune to it. It's just a shame our city had to cop it this time.

End of day mostly though if you go looking for trouble it will find you and if you don't it takes a special circumstance for it too happen.
 
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Cabramatta or everywhere? I know because they had the heroin trade there and gangs. Police cleaned up the area. Now it's just like any other suburb.

I imagine small petty crimes like shop lifting, car theft, home theft is down heaps nowdays due to technology along with things costing less and less poverty.
But we never had stabbings or shooting like we do now right? I never heard of it in the 80s/90s
Look up 5T Gang. Tri Min Tran (not a threesome of transgenders with small penises)
Fung Ngo. John Newman assassination. It was a battlefield. Even into the Ice age with characters like John Nyuen and his merry bunch of cohorts. The boys from Auburn and Guildford wouldn't mess with them that's for sure.
 

84 Baby

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I never heard of it in the 80s/90s
This is the crux of it. Media is more immediately accessible than back then. But this sort of shit still happened then. Someone mentioned Martin Bryant earlier in thread. Howard’s best legacy meant that type of crime is now less likely.
And this semi-religious stuff kicking off in Fairfield, I can tell you was definitely happening in 90s as well
 

Gronk

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I did not know this. The Trump court case is about paying off a pornstar to STFU just before an election ? Well that's just part of it.

 

Gronk

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^^^ This should have been a simple :)eek:) criminal case, investigated and dealt with by the justice system in the ACT without interference from f**kery.

Instead, we had politicians who wanted it to go away and billionaire media mogals who would willingly bankroll smear campaigns against the victim, with subplots against political rivals and media rivals.

Those smear campaigns caused the public to take sides and people, without any real substantive knowledge of the matter, had predetermined opinions of guilt or innocence almost always based on their reading habits, political persuasion or both.

As the lead post in Reddit wisely said and borrowed from Justice Lee’s verdict : I bet when it involves politicians, no we wont.

Bruce Lehrmann's 'omnishambles' defamation case triggered a cruel culture war and a sick kind of grief. Will we learn from this shameful episode?​


 

Poupou Escobar

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you allege that they never have to be charged then you allege a power source from which they are charged
Theoretically, the nuclear charge is the power source. Not sure if it would ever be used to power hand tools but if any merkin can do it it’s Elon.
 

Poupou Escobar

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^^^ This should have been a simple :)eek:) criminal case, investigated and dealt with by the justice system in the ACT without interference from f**kery.

Instead, we had politicians who wanted it to go away and billionaire media mogals who would willingly bankroll smear campaigns against the victim, with subplots against political rivals and media rivals.

Those smear campaigns caused the public to take sides and people, without any real substantive knowledge of the matter, had predetermined opinions of guilt or innocence almost always based on their reading habits, political persuasion or both.

As the lead post in Reddit wisely said and borrowed from Justice Lee’s verdict : I bet when it involves politicians, no we wont.

Bruce Lehrmann's 'omnishambles' defamation case triggered a cruel culture war and a sick kind of grief. Will we learn from this shameful episode?​


Don’t forget the fabricated coverup right before an election, in exchange for a massive cash payment right after it.
 
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