I don’t trust Huawei as far as I can spit – but I agree with them 100% on this… America – like many Western countries (including Australia!) – has a long, LONG history of violating the basic human right for freedom-of-speech.
‘You can’t blame the whites’: Pauline Hanson blasted after claiming Aboriginal people are disadvantaged because of ‘their own negligence’
Like it or not, she has a point, and stating that point does not make her racist.
Is the only factor in Aboriginal problems the inaction of many Aboriginal people?
Absolutely not – but it is one of the “key” factors… Anyone that argues differently clearly does not have the best interests of the Aboriginal people in mind, despite what they may claim.
As the old saying goes, “You can drag a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink!”
I don’t care what excuses they have for leaving two trucks full of firefighters behind – this is disgraceful!
They say that the truck was not suited to the conditions and thus they could not go back for the stranded firefighters… And they say that their truck was “broken” – yet it was still drivable.
Like most Australians, I appreciate all these guys have done over the last few months… But as a veteran who spent many years in the military, I just shake my head at this because I can tell you now, this would NEVER happen in the military – EVER.
I don’t think they should be kicked out of the fire service, but these guys should be taking a long, hard look at themselves and the fire service should probably consider ways to remind their firefighters that no man should be left behind…
Nice to see that the Gold Coast City Council are getting into the Christmas Spirit…
Hopefully they bring this Queensland soon – just this morning I have already watched as at least half-a-dozen people brazenly used their cell phones, whilst operating a vehicle!
As for the NSW Government’s decision to remove signage for all their cameras – good.
If one is not speeding or using a cell phone, then they don’t have a problem… Do the right thing and you’ll be fine (pun not intended).
You know what? If I had $1 for every driver I see on the Gold Coast using a cell phone every day, I’d own most of the Gold Coast!
As I keep saying, they need to get tougher on those using cell phones whilst driving.
Imagine if drivers were being fined $1,000 for a first offence, had their vehicle crushed for the second offence and had a mandatory jail term for subsequent offences… Drivers would be terrified of even looking at their cell phones!
If this driver is proven to have been using his cell phone whilst driving, they should send him to prison for a minimum of ten years… But we live in Australia and our legal system has no teeth, so he’ll likely get a slap on the wrist, which is an insult to both the victims and the legal system.