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COMMENT 11h ago

Just go to a walk in :). I worked at the Caloundra one on the weekend and they'll take anyone and then assist in organising your second. I believe there's two in Brisbane, too?

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COMMENT 15d ago

That's sad :(. I buy one every time I go to a capital city - they're quite interesting, and it's such a small thing I can do to help someone. :)

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COMMENT 19d ago

Seconded!

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COMMENT 21d ago

Nope, but let's not tell anyone ;)

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COMMENT 21d ago

Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi oi oi!

I saw a retired service dog at the last ANZAC Day and I'm not going to lie, I teared up a bit. I hope she has a lovely (and long) retirement. <3

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COMMENT 24d ago

Oh so lovely!!!!! And the last screen - ugh, my heart. So beautiful <3. Thanks for the post, OP!!!

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COMMENT 24d ago

I listen to none of those, but to be fair it is American list. I'd be interested in seeing lists from other countries as well :).

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COMMENT 25d ago

I moved out when I was 28 and to the last night at the family home, mum and I were talking about how much we were going to miss each other. To the point where, no joke, mum and I live just down the road from each other. I'm now 32 and currently childless, so it's just the two of us. I love it and apart from the occasional fights we had (which I think are natural when two people live together), it was great.

The only 'pressure' was from some people in society who judged the whole 'lack of independence'. But living at home allowed me to save an amazing deposit and now I have half my mortgage paid off and I just turned 32, so i feel like I got the last laugh!

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COMMENT 27d ago

You're mistaking my 'to be fair' comment - I was highlighting that not every cop is 'crook'. (Unless I"m mistaking your reply, in which case I'm sorry!). I'm not saying there's not corruption - I'm saying that the good cops shouldn't be tarred by a 'everyone is corrupt' brush. But it's absolutely heartbreaking that they've lost their job :'(

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COMMENT 28d ago

To be fair, this only came up because two of them felt so uncomfortable they raised it up. Definitely some corruption, but also credit to those who spoke out against superiors - not easy to do.

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COMMENT May 20 '21

I have every respect for what you have seen with people gaming the system. However I've seen people who have been broken by the system, including my father who had a TPI from serving. As someone who now sees him in and out of hospitals constantly, I can guarantee he's not 'gaming the system'. I think we just had to acknowledge everyone has a unique service period and we can't presume to completely understand what they've gone through.

And while I appreciate the recommendation of the book, I'd much rather hear my father's perspective from his time over there than a man who reported on it after the fact.

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COMMENT May 19 '21

I am definitely not a war supporter, but I don't understand how people can blame the soldiers - they're just following the government's dictations.

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COMMENT May 19 '21

They were still in a war zone and still had risks. Please don't try and minimalise the role all people play in serving in a conflict. And let's not forget the reception they had when they return. This makes it appears like they were celebrated (which they may have been) but the veteran's suffered from criticism and derision after their return.

My father was a member of 7RAR and the psychological scars that he suffered have resonated down the family tree and still have impacts.

r/MadeMeSmile May 14 '21

Helping Others Port Fairy volunteers help Jim Pevitt forget his MS with morning ocean swims

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COMMENT May 14 '21

Me too - I used to get so excited by the summary and back story but I think I dropped out in season 2, to be honest. Love the intent, not the execution.

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COMMENT May 04 '21

So, what’s your plan for seducing Melinda Gates?

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COMMENT May 02 '21

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COMMENT May 02 '21

Oh awesome - enjoy! :)

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COMMENT May 02 '21

It’s on Apple TV if you’re looking for it 😊

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COMMENT May 01 '21

To play devils advocate, the main difference would be the Taliban were a terrorist group with (theoretical) roots in Iraq/Afghanistan. The racist arsehole who massacred people in Christchurch was a solo terrorist.

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COMMENT Apr 23 '21

ANZAC day isn't just about Gallipoli and the Great War. I go because my grandfather was in Changi for 3 years, and my father served in Vietnam. It's had huge impacts on my family life and will for decades to go. ANZAC day is to respect and honour those who have served in all wars, including the one we're *currently in*. Please don't say it's not relevant because it's 'over 100 years ago'.

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COMMENT Apr 23 '21

But what does supporting the footy have to do with ANZAC spirit? My grandfather served and would march, but doesn't give a fig about the footy.

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COMMENT Apr 18 '21

University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. I didn’t realise there was a US version until I did a semester abroad at a SUNY school and someone was like - “wait, you studied in California?” 🤣

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COMMENT Apr 18 '21

Ohhhh that's my alma mater! Go, USC :) :) :). (The Australian version, for those non QLDer people ;).

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COMMENT Apr 08 '21

Same! I don't know the breed of my cat (got her from the RSPCA), but she has all the characteristics of a ragdoll, including requiring me to carry her *everywhere* and following me down the road until I get to my neighbours house. She's 12 and I'm already dreading what happens when she goes. But she's going to live forever, so nothing to worry about! Right! *nervous laughter*