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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Cloherty View Post
    I just knew you would rise to the occasion, well done.
    Those who wish to live in an echo chamber should best avoid an internet message board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim R Christie View Post
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    Maybe the same person , just forgot who he was .. ? You’ve spelt Confucius wrong should be Confusion. That’s 10 marks off . JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim R Christie View Post
    You're talking about kids that have been failed by their parents and the system, you are however hopelessly out of date.

    Show me a 16 year old today who can neither read or write; you'd be exceptionally hard pressed to find one for the simple reason that such an inability would make a smart phone entirely useless to them.
    When was the last time you saw a youngster without one?
    It appears you tend to forget reading is not required by a person who cannot read.... the word phone ie iphone or telephone is the the method of comms between the great number of uneducated youth of today ......i prefer to talk than send texts or emails voices can show a lot more than written words R683532

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    Quote Originally Posted by cappy View Post
    It appears you tend to forget reading is not required by a person who cannot read.... the word phone ie iphone or telephone is the the method of comms between the great number of uneducated youth of today ......i prefer to talk than send texts or emails voices can show a lot more than written words R683532
    Their preferred medium of communication is however often via text, be that any number of 'phone apps or via social media websites. The overwhelming majority therefore demonstrably are able to read and write with little issue.
    Handwriting is another matter entirely of course, but it was always thus.
    When it comes to actual discourse you'll find video calls are generally the order of the day; precious few make telephone calls in the traditional voice only sense anymore. The technology is there so they use it.

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    When my daughter was at University as an older student as had already had a couple of years working , she and her future husband also at university were both extreme to the left of any politics after gaining their extra laudits in their chosen professions and joining the real world their political views have done a 180 degrees change of course . I have no views on political parties and vote for the person who looks the most honest ,I go on their personal aspects and not their mealie mouths. Their aspect for those not knowing the meaning is often referred to on a Radar screen as red or green so many degrees , which is a good description of what they are.. A blob of light referred to as the target. Under normal circumstance would have a nearest approach of 2 miles and that’s about as close to any politician for me. JS
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    Like many of us I began life as a staunch Labor supporter, then events in about 1979 saw me m ove to Conservative, nothing would ever take me back to Labor now.

    A comment by one member was very true, children are a reflection of the parents. So manay children now, as young as three months in some cases, are put into some form of care, child minding of some sort.
    So one set of rules there and another when home.

    Then the parents wonder why their child is a problem!!

    If the parents were prepared to live within their means required to raise a family in good faith the mother would stay with the child at home until it is school age.

    Hair dresser of my wife is a classic case.
    Had he mother look after the kids while she worked, as she told us the kids would scream when taken away from the grandmother.
    Both have grown up to be total failures, the son had his own business as a 'Dunny diver, but got into strife of his own making and is now on bail.
    Daughter not much better, unable to maintain a relationship.
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    So is this a dunny diver ?dun.jpg not much of a job is it.

    I suppose the price of housing these days it needs two salaries coming in and that is just to get the deposit together to get a foot on the property ladder.

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    One problem with many of the younger generation when it comes to houses is where they want to live.
    In our outer suburbs there ae plenty of houses at affordable costs, but if you only want to live within a few klm of the city center then yes it may be a bit tough.
    But there are some who make the move, do well and then slowly move a bit closer.
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    Getting back to the original title of this post. Is it worth while anymore to vote ?. The old system of voting like we knew it has been replaced in many cases by electronic
    voting systems. There are lots of situations where the final result is the opposite as to what was expected. Surely electronic voting can be programmed to give any
    desired outcome ? Or am I wrong - again ?.

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