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    If there are Water Wars, Australia will have to prepare for a large influx of more refugees since we will be safe from the war as we don't have enough water as it is!

    Ooh, wait a minute. Let me think about that!

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    I can't help thinking that all this angst from younger generations came to being through a misplaced sense of entitlement. When populations grow up with a sense of entitlement society suffers. Let me give you an example of the generation of Australians who definitily did not have a sense of entitlement, and indeed in spite of , or perhaps because of, great hardships, gave birth and raised what has become known as the greatest generation this Nation has produced . The generation that fought in WW2, which came home after the war and worked to build this country into a wonderful place to live. Many people tend to forget none of that progress would have been possible without the influx of immigrants from Europe, and it must annoy some to be reminded that refugees from war moved this country forward. Anyhow, where it all started.


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    Bob, if you're referring to my post re : refugees, I wasn't condemning them but alluding to the fact that Australia doesn't have the infrastructure for it's populace, as it is.
    I've mingled with fair dinkum refugees for most of my life, with my primary school having more than it's share of "New Australian" kiddies.
    From memory, out of the 30 pupils, 13 were of foreign stock and I still see some of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    Bob, if you're referring to my post re : refugees, I wasn't condemning them but alluding to the fact that Australia doesn't have the infrastructure for it's populace, as it is.
    I've mingled with fair dinkum refugees for most of my life, with my primary school having more than it's share of "New Australian" kiddies.
    From memory, out of the 30 pupils, 13 were of foreign stock and I still see some of them.
    Not at all. Not pointing fingers at any one. However I think it is important to look back at the past, to get some perspective. For some reason modern humans need to pigeon hole people around them , almost a conscious effort to focus on our differences. Boomers, millennials, gays, refugees, the list is endless. I've never felt any need to be any more than human. Wouldn't it be wonderful for all these disparate groups [ It's probably no coincidence that the word " disparate " {essentially different} is below the word " disparage " { to belittle }] to focus on what makes us all humans, it's a cliché , but we ARE all in this together. For those young ones that complain about the older generation, that's been going on since Adam and Eve. If the World isn't to your liking, put your phones down, and CHANGE it. The ball is in your court , just get it over the net. And get over it. Boomer/ millennial etc is not an age, it is a state of mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bob10 View Post
    I can't help thinking that all this angst from younger generations came to being through a misplaced sense of entitlement.
    As probably said by every generation, ever.

    I find it amusing how the previous generation always criticizes the next generation (and I'm guilty of it too), when the reason they are like they are is because of the environment they have been raised in - created by the previous generation.

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    I think (as a boomer) that the problems started when the do-gooders decided we could no longer discipline our own children. I don't mean beating the snot out of them, I mean discipline, simple discipline. If that was a quick slap on the leg or bum, what was the problem? Do you just stand and look at your child saying "No Paris, don't put that knife in the powerpoint". My daughter got more that one whack on the bum and she is a well adjusted, motivated and achieving adult. I got whacked with a stick at home and at school, I'm not a serial killer!
    Then some idiot thought it a good idea that parents should not say 'no' to a child. Wrong!!
    Then some dickhead decided that children should be educated on their rights. So the kids go home and say "you can't do that, I know my rights", they are children they don't know **** from clay.
    Then some ****** decided that everyone gets an award for participating, WHAT???. Nobody wins, nobody loses, so there is no lesson in dissappointment, no lesson in working hard to achieve a goal. Most now believe they just have to participate to get what everyone else gets. Wrong!!
    I have seen first hand young people applying for jobs that they have no formal qualifications for, no experience in, and frankly they should not be applying for in the first place. But because they participated in school and got their HSC (or whatever it is called in your state) they think they should get that manager position, they don't have to start at the bottom, again. Wrong!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChookD2 View Post
    Then some dickhead decided that children should be educated on their rights. So the kids go home and say "you can't do that, I know my rights", they are children they don't know **** from clay.
    I **** you not ... that actually happened. A guy I know, one of his kids came home and told him they had been taught all about there rights at school. And he is not allowed to smack or punish them............................

    This guy is my sort of guy that..... He got straight up and gave the kid a really good boot up the arse and said "Its a bloody shame that doesn't apply to you... Feel free to complain to the drop kick teachers and rights lovers..".

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