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Sheepdog started the topic in Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:51am

The "I can't believe it's not politics" thread.

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andy-mac Tuesday, 18 Oct 2022 at 12:59pm

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san Guine Wednesday, 19 Oct 2022 at 5:09pm

Yet another excellent opinion piece by Srivastava

"But the biggest problem with the race to erect more hospitals is that this is a time to move care into the community."
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/19/shiny-new-hospital...

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san Guine Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 11:04am

Having witnessed many episodes of violent and psychotic behaviours in both psychiatric and ICU settings, what is the alternative to seclusion and/or mechanical/chemical restraint?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-21/use-restraints-in-mental-health-c...

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 11:19am
san Guine wrote:

Having witnessed many episodes of violent and psychotic behaviours in both psychiatric and ICU settings, what is the alternative to seclusion and/or mechanical/chemical restraint?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-21/use-restraints-in-mental-health-c...

I’m seeing a lot of crew with psychosis lately. Pot seems to be having a more obviously detrimental effect than when I was younger. It’s awful.

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GreenJam Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 11:33am

too much indoor hydro chemical-laden shit, and all in the quest to maximise the thc levels - that shit will do it

but on the positive, there's plenty of growing awareness and availability of more subtle balanced and even high cbd low thc varieties

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 11:43am

A lot of it is bush grown but the strains are so potent that abuse is ruining minds. It’s very sad.

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sypkan Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 11:56am

"too much indoor hydro chemical-laden shit"

is it really that though?

and not the other chemical 'recreational pharmaceuticals' that are commonly consumed now?

I have no doubt the abundant high potency hydro is more detrimental to mental health than a half leafy joint back in the 70's and 80's. but I'd say its the other chemicals that are common place now causing the serious mental illness more than hydro

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GreenJam Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 12:03pm

yeah, I hear you both.

even outdoor potent strains can be too much. Just gotta know what your limits are. Discipline.

re the other chemical recreational pharmaceuticals' - what do you reckon, xanax? other benzos? I recently spoke with a criminal lawyer who represents many young offenders and his belief was recreational xanax was widespread now among them - the driver of their crimes

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freeride76 Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 12:23pm

Xanax is a tranquiliser though.

Surely crew aren't committing crimes on that?

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AndyM Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 12:35pm
DudeSweetDudeSweet wrote:
san Guine wrote:

Having witnessed many episodes of violent and psychotic behaviours in both psychiatric and ICU settings, what is the alternative to seclusion and/or mechanical/chemical restraint?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-21/use-restraints-in-mental-health-c...

I’m seeing a lot of crew with psychosis lately. Pot seems to be having a more obviously detrimental effect than when I was younger. It’s awful.

In my experience pot was lobotomising people 30 years ago and it's not getting any better.
Any drug as a lifestyle is a really bad idea.

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GreenJam Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 12:47pm

yeah, the lawyer reckoned so. He called them 'bricks' - even tried some himself to see what the fuss was all about. Reckoned after 1 beer he was falling asleep and drooling over himself. The kid who was messed up on them was saying 'yeah, you just gotta push through that and its amazing'.

the crimes he mentioned were crazy - desperation stuff - just going to the local store that they are known at and trying to rob it at knife-point, all on camera, obviously just out of it

maybe the oxys/opioids are part of it too?

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DudeSweetDudeSweet Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 12:47pm
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san Guine wrote:

Having witnessed many episodes of violent and psychotic behaviours in both psychiatric and ICU settings, what is the alternative to seclusion and/or mechanical/chemical restraint?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-10-21/use-restraints-in-mental-health-c...

I’m seeing a lot of crew with psychosis lately. Pot seems to be having a more obviously detrimental effect than when I was younger. It’s awful.

In my experience pot was lobotomising people 30 years ago and it's not getting any better.
Any drug as a lifestyle is a really bad idea.

I’ve never seen the regular deep paranoia I see now. Proper “people are following me” stuff. It’s heavy.

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GreenJam Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 12:56pm

AndyM - re it not getting any better, I think you might be right, when considering now the 'medical cannabis' availability. I've recently been looking into it, and so much of what is available is extremely potent THC % and often very low CBD, and specifically bred to reduce that, which is bad in my opinion. Couple that with it being indoor hydro and chemical fertiliser grown stuff, and it is concerning.

to me it just seems some of those 'medical' strains that are available more resemble the street recreational stuff. And very expensive

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AndyM Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:16pm

You wonder if it's the chicken or the egg but the kids who started smoking young, like 12/13, were fucked by the time they were out of their teens.
Hard boiled cooked.

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goofyfoot Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:43pm
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Xanax is a tranquiliser though.

Surely crew aren't committing crimes on that?

very slowly

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Hiccups Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:43pm
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Xanax is a tranquiliser though.

Surely crew aren't committing crimes on that?

Benzodiazepines are notoriously hard to detox from. I've had a bad enough time after overindulging on Valium for a semi-extended period. Withdrawal will make you do some pretty cooked shit.

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freeride76 Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:53pm

I've only ever had one, which my mate gave me on a flight home from the Mentawais.

Didn't feel anything right away but felt like I was in a fog for the next week.

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udo Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:53pm

Xanax, (alprozolam), initially can cause dizziness, lack of concern, sleepiness. A bit like Tequila.
But after about 4 hours it can cause increased anxiety, paranoia, tension and anger.

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overthefalls Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:56pm

The demonisation of cannabis is not warranted just because a minority of users abuse it. In my experiences, the people who have had mental health issues related to cannabis use are the ones who smoke all day everyday, and possibly have a predisposition to mental illness. Meanwhile, most people who use it in moderation have no issues.

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AndyM Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 1:58pm
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freeride76 wrote:

Xanax is a tranquiliser though.

Surely crew aren't committing crimes on that?

Benzodiazepines are notoriously hard to detox from. I've had a bad enough time after overindulging on Valium for a semi-extended period. Withdrawal will make you do some pretty cooked shit.

Yep, had a brief fling with benzos, was really surprised how much it got its hooks in.

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sypkan Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 2:46pm

yeh, xanax etc. ...its almost a mandatory prescription now for anyone going through a break up or anything remotely challenging...

I think its good mental health has been destigmatised, but i think we've gone too much the other way now, where the doc is pretty loose with the script pad - especially considering recent research overturning decades of belief depression is just a chemical imbalance

I read not long ago, somethimg like 30% of australian women were on anti's. not sure if that still holds, or if its a certain age bracket, but that is an alarming number either way

I was actually more referring to pills and meth etc., pretty widespread use amongst the younguns ...and those not so young!

combined with the abundance of prescription pills available to ease the comedown - and high grade weed - its a smorgasboard of ups and downs...

and a culture of a little remedy for any situation... be it 'medical' or not...

making a night at the pub basically the same price as a drug fuelled rave party has got to be one of the biggest own goals ever from government

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Hiccups Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 2:54pm
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yeh, xanax etc. ...its almost a mandatory prescription now for anyone going through a break up or anything remotely challenging...

Yeah, nah. Ten years ago maybe it was reasonably easy to get a prescription, but it's much more controlled now. Even a lot of GP's are loathe to prescribe Diazepane (Valium) unless you have history with said doctor.

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AndyM Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 3:24pm
sypkan wrote:

yeh, xanax etc. ...its almost a mandatory prescription now for anyone going through a break up or anything remotely challenging...

I think its good mental health has been destigmatised, but i think we've gone too much the other way now, where the doc is pretty loose with the script pad - especially considering recent research overturning decades of belief depression is just a chemical imbalance

I read not long ago, somethimg like 30% of australian women were on anti's. not sure if that still holds, or if its a certain age bracket, but that is an alarming number either way

I was actually more referring to pills and meth etc., pretty widespread use amongst the younguns ...and those not so young!

combined with the abundance of prescription pills available to ease the comedown - and high grade weed - its a smorgasboard of ups and downs...

and a culture of a little remedy for any situation... be it 'medical' or not...

making a night at the pub basically the same price as a drug fuelled rave party has got to be one of the biggest own goals ever from government

Couple of schooners at a pub, $24.
Wonder to what extent the corporatisation of pubs is responsible for that.
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tubeshooter Friday, 21 Oct 2022 at 4:41pm

Pharmaceuticals aside, most of the younger crew I know don't smoke pot or only do it occasionally. These same people don't mind anything that comes in pill or powdered form though.
Most also don't drink beer but hammer the heavier stuff, especially when they binge drink. And that's usually after a day on the Red Bulls and Monster drinks. No wonder some of these younger blokes are so wound up these days.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 5:04pm
sypkan wrote:

yeh, xanax etc. ...its almost a mandatory prescription now for anyone going through a break up or anything remotely challenging...

I think its good mental health has been destigmatised, but i think we've gone too much the other way now, where the doc is pretty loose with the script pad - especially considering recent research overturning decades of belief depression is just a chemical imbalance

I read not long ago, somethimg like 30% of australian women were on anti's. not sure if that still holds, or if its a certain age bracket, but that is an alarming number either way

Was stunned to find out recently how many I know are on this kind of thing. Question: does anyone have non-influenced emotions any more?

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Supafreak Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 5:15pm

The fat lady has sung , not sure about the lady bit https://au.sports.yahoo.com/netball-2022-gina-rinehart-bombshell-move-am...

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Roadkill Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 5:39pm
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The fat lady has sung , not sure about the lady bit https://au.sports.yahoo.com/netball-2022-gina-rinehart-bombshell-move-am...

Go woke, go broke…maybe the girls need to get jobs now and give up netball….when privileged crybabies get their way.

Rinehart did the right thing.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 5:50pm

Have courage to imagine a world where all sport returns to amateur status, as the Olympics intended.

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Roadkill Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 5:56pm

I doubt that VJ…athletes will only stand up when their lifestyles and salaries are not at risk…I doubt many have the actual balls to carry through if it comes down to losing everything for their views.

Most will stfu and accept the money. The netball girls will regret what has happened and other athletes won’t be so fast to speak up.

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burleigh Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 6:00pm
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I doubt that VJ…athletes will only stand up when their lifestyles and salaries are not at risk…I doubt many have the actual balls to carry through if it comes down to losing everything for their views.

Most will stfu and accept the money. The netball girls will regret what has happened and other athletes won’t be so fast to speak up.

Not everyone is like you roadkill. People stand up for their right and put the dollar second.

It’s called integrity.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 6:02pm

I was kind of taking the piss, grew up in a world where young athletes were gods who could get away with anything and then the local radio station ran triathletes on a run-swim-run that the stars had used to avoid an RBT... etc etc

would be much nicer if it were amateur and humble again

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Roadkill Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 6:05pm
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I doubt that VJ…athletes will only stand up when their lifestyles and salaries are not at risk…I doubt many have the actual balls to carry through if it comes down to losing everything for their views.

Most will stfu and accept the money. The netball girls will regret what has happened and other athletes won’t be so fast to speak up.

Not everyone is like you roadkill. People stand up for their right and put the dollar second.

It’s called integrity.

Like when you got your kids vaccinated…so you could get family tax benefit A?

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Supafreak Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 6:24pm

Good luck to the girls and hopefully a renewable energy company gets behind them and other sports . There’s plenty of new money coming in the near future.

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Supafreak Saturday, 22 Oct 2022 at 7:08pm

Gina is a national hero ? Really ? So this sponsorship wasn’t a business deal it was just good old GR helping out Aussies ? Fark me , she’d eat her own children if she could get close enough .

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AlfredWallace Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 9:36am
Roadkill wrote:

I doubt that VJ…athletes will only stand up when their lifestyles and salaries are not at risk…I doubt many have the actual balls to carry through if it comes down to losing everything for their views.

Most will stfu and accept the money. The netball girls will regret what has happened and other athletes won’t be so fast to speak up.

Such crap you speak, I’ll hand you a tissue to wipe away the dribble thats oozing out of the corner of your mouth onto your gold plated life.
People of the world are slowly turning away from individuals and or companies of the ilk of GR, she’s just another version of Twiggy Forrest. Environmental and cultural ‘smiling assassins’ purporting to be the saviours of the world and the environment, dig deeper (excuse the pun) and you’ll find their motives are purely centred around a continuum of what they already do and the back door deals (mostly with governments) going on to make it happen. We are no fools, well, some are RK.

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AlfredWallace Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 9:41am
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The demonisation of cannabis is not warranted just because a minority of users abuse it. In my experiences, the people who have had mental health issues related to cannabis use are the ones who smoke all day everyday, and possibly have a predisposition to mental illness. Meanwhile, most people who use it in moderation have no issues.

OTF Well said.

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Roadkill Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 10:50am
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Roadkill wrote:

I doubt that VJ…athletes will only stand up when their lifestyles and salaries are not at risk…I doubt many have the actual balls to carry through if it comes down to losing everything for their views.

Most will stfu and accept the money. The netball girls will regret what has happened and other athletes won’t be so fast to speak up.

Such crap you speak, I’ll hand you a tissue to wipe away the dribble thats oozing out of the corner of your mouth onto your gold plated life.
People of the world are slowly turning away from individuals and or companies of the ilk of GR, she’s just another version of Twiggy Forrest. Environmental and cultural ‘smiling assassins’ purporting to be the saviours of the world and the environment, dig deeper (excuse the pun) and you’ll find their motives are purely centred around a continuum of what they already do and the back door deals (mostly with governments) going on to make it happen. We are no fools, well, some are RK.

AlfredWokeLots speaking for the athletes are you?. Dream on, most of the netball girls are walking it back already and the finger pointing will start soon. The pay rise they wanted is gone with Gina’s sponsorship.
Feel free to donate to them or attend a game…sitting on your arse being woke and virtue signalling does not pay the bills.

Criticising GR and Twiggy just shows you to be a jealous stupid little man.

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Alana_a Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 12:11pm

Why stop there diamonds? Why not go one further and cancel the name of your team too? Diamonds don’t grow on trees. Oh that’s right.. diamonds are a girls best friend.

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views from the ... Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 12:24pm

For those embracing Wokeness-
Look how much your own petty "mindfullness" can negatively impact on others.
Be prepared to get bent over-
Most of us couldn't give a damn about you.

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Supafreak Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 3:50pm

Already flooding in Byron

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blackers Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 3:50pm

"Criticising GR and Twiggy just shows you to be a jealous stupid little man"
We are talking about the same Gina Reinhardt who wants to bring in cheap offshore labour so she can rip resources out of the ground for less in order to make more money selling it to the Chinese? The same Gina who is only wealthy because she inherited but who is being sued by her own children so they can access their inheritance?
A real national treasure for sure.

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 4:04pm

going back to the all modified weed above, is it still possible to get Organic Heirloom weed seeds? I'll have to ring Diggers Club haha.

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Roadkill Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 4:17pm
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"Criticising GR and Twiggy just shows you to be a jealous stupid little man"
We are talking about the same Gina Reinhardt who wants to bring in cheap offshore labour so she can rip resources out of the ground for less in order to make more money selling it to the Chinese? The same Gina who is only wealthy because she inherited but who is being sued by her own children so they can access their inheritance?
A real national treasure for sure.

I always find it funny that those that live in Aus and get all the benefits that come with being a citizen…. criticise others who contribute to our prosperity.

How she got her money is relevant only to jealous little people….there is a real labour shortage in AUS right now in case you failed to grasp this.

Feel free to tell me how you would fix this labour problem?

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blackers Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 5:01pm
Roadkill][quote=blackers wrote:

"Criticising GR and Twiggy just shows you to be a jealous stupid little man"
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I always find it funny that those that live in Aus and get all the benefits that come with being a citizen…. criticise others who contribute to our prosperity.

How she got her money is relevant only to jealous little people….there is a real labour shortage in AUS right now in case you failed to grasp this.

Feel free to tell me how you would fix this labour problem?

I am not jealous of her, I feel sorry for her as her own kids hate her.

She was advocating for imported labour well before the current labour shortage, it was all about reducing costs, and improving profits.

I've got no issue with people who add to the wealth of the country at the same time as making themselves wealthy, but I do have a problem with people who want to rip the nation off in self-interest. She was amongst the most vocal when the Gillard government tried to introduce the mineral resources rent tax, you know, adding to the common wealth.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 5:41pm

Hancock owns World Surf Reserves at Gold Coast / Manly / Torquay + other beaches.

$8,000 / 10 days for Gina's 20 WSR Beach Shacks + Free Govt/Council/AIS Ads on all & Everything.
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/vb-8-sc...
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Pretty sure everyman & dog in our city contributes much more & pays more than Gina's WSR timeshare.

Current Oz Sponsor Fees
$5m / year Stadium Naming rights
$40m 2032 Oz Olympic Broadcast Rights
$7.5b 2032 Qld Olympics ( No Olympic Stadium Sponsorships Permitted)

So! Wot to do?
$10m/year Hancock Prospecting Olympic deal covers 42 sports
Buys Ads in every Municipal Govt built Stadium / Lake / Pool / Court & secured Beaches & Ski Slopes
It also brands everything filmed inside & out 2032 Olympic Stadium & Oz / Recreational sports venues.
Clearly everything is up for grabs...Tits / Bums / Kids...Whatever Gina can get her hands on.

Here's how it works...Oz spends 100's of $Billions over Decades building Venues & securing beaches.
Then Govts lease all hard won recreational locations including the Kids to Gina for $10m / year.

See: Gina Brands Gold Coast Surf Reserve without Surfing even being a 2032 Olympic Sport.
Yes! WSR's could object & maybe should...but they won't now, will they...Huh!

Sounds unfair, but mining Magnates want & take everything & get everything for next to nothing.
10 years exclusive Rights to banner our Complete Aussie Landscape with Hancock Prospecting Ads...
Yes! Every Beach > Lake > Inside out of our Local Pools > Every town Gym Hall & all our Tits'n'arses
Considered as the largest cheapest Ad campaign on Earth...so big it can be seen from Gina's Asteroid.

Our Pool Ads
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/HPPL-Sw...
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Extra Gina Ads to block any remaining Pool entry & rescue attempts...more more more! Yummy!
https://www.qut.edu.au/news/news-image?image=152149.jpg
More Beach Ads.
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1539224...
Our Lake Ads + self naming Olympic Gina vessels
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Picture...
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ch5vYu8VIAUzj-j?format=jpg&name=large
Our Gym Ads
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FeAXstPWAAAPzbw?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
Our Massage Parlour Ads...our Wot! Relax...Nuthin' Suss!
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https://content.olympics.com.au/public/2021-03/GettyImages-1306596920.jpg
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/DSC_381...
Our Kids...Nice Touch Gina...real Cute!
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Nationa...
Whole of Oz will soon be Gina flavoured
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Olympic Postcard to Gina from Oz Olympians on Chinese Ski Fields...Luv you forever Kiss Kiss...
https://www.royhill.com.au/special-welcome-message-to-mrs-gina-rinehart-...

So! Wotz with Oz Tits'n'Bum Netball Deal...
$3.75m/yr kits out 450 clubs in Hancock Merch...$23/day Ad Campaign to own each Town...Thanx Gina!
Each community takes decades to build Clubs then overnight Gina owns them ... we all cool with that!
Gina's Roy Hill branding of Kidz Court / Hoop / Bibs..leaves kidz no doubt as to who owns their parents.
https://www.hancockprospecting.com.au/fever-secures-new-principal-partne...

Newspapers go about brainwashing us that Gina was hard done by?
Wotz so wrong with Govts & Councils gifting our Children's playgrounds to Gina!

Headline: "Woke's Cancel Culture Crime of The Century!"

Is there any truth to this exaggeration?
Well oddly yes! Kinda like both sides are to blame....
eg: Oz Cricket Capt coughs up Alinta but is happy to play Night Cricket Overseas- (A big Sneeze!)
Scoffs down $1m megatonnes of Carbon/Min...so Oz is intently listening to the Captain's VIP protest!

So this is how Gina bought her Order of Australia...Yes! Very charitable she is...
Gina : "Give me yer 2032 Olympics + Qld must cut red Tape + Lower the Rich People's Tax rate...NOW!"
Newscorp : "Deal of the Century!"

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blackers Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 6:22pm

Nice one TBB. Keep up the stirling work.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 8:44pm

Ive never really cared either way for Gina or had an opinion on her, but i have to say she has handled this latest drama perfectly.

Not only pulling the sponsorship fairly quickly but pulling it even after they agreed to wear the uniform with logo on it, also her statements to media were right on point, you don't reward people or organisations that are ungrateful especially after they damage your brand.

Then last night her company donated one million to some Telethon in WA for sick kids, nice way to end things and sends a clear message that there is plenty of people and organisations that appreciate sponsorship and donations.

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I focus Sunday, 23 Oct 2022 at 10:56pm

Did some one say Hancock.

"The family legacy Gina Rinehart would like to forget"

https://www.afr.com/companies/mining/the-family-legacy-gina-rinehart-wou...

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flollo Monday, 24 Oct 2022 at 10:50am
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Good luck to the girls and hopefully a renewable energy company gets behind them and other sports . There’s plenty of new money coming in the near future.

Ironically, I read somewhere that they are now seeking funding from gambling companies. How is gambling better, no one seems to ever object to gambling sponsorships in sports?