I agree re the cancer thing, as if I don't dislike it. Or asking to 'like' a disabled child - I mean?! But Helen - re other causes it is great to enlist people to tell Pyneocchio off! In fact I do think the quick online reaction/petition had an impact on his Gonski flip.
I already think some of my (very small number of FB) friends have defriended me as I do like to share political info or GetUp campaigns etc
So I'm going to slightly disagree on that - it's nice to be counted (and let politicians and bureacrats and even charities know that we are keeping an eye out on their moves).
If it's something that matters I'm happy to click for eg. News Ltd has to get over their hang-up about the ABC's 10 hours a week of political coverage (which they laughlingly call left-wing!). There could be great damage done if there are cuts to hundreds and hundreds of hours of comedy, children's shows, JJJ, sport, drama, music, science, health, rural issues ... - Norelle
Thank you for writing this Adam. Your courage and ability to share will help so many and be one of the steps to having Bipolar - and all mental/emotional health issues - normalised and understood in our society. In no way should you feel guilt or shame....only gratitude perhaps for the good people you have to support you - including the Black Dog Institute. - julia
Thanks from me too Adam. Wishing you well for your return to work and further tinkering on the show.
PS Sounds like a bit of an issue when there's a two-month wait to see a psychiatrist even in an emergency. - miranda
Your right about the IPA tbough. I'm a huge fan of India Pale Ale and I recommend it to my friends at any opportunity. - Alistair
Further to above comment, I did recently sign the 'hands off our ABC' petition.... Why wouldn't you? - Ms Behavin
Sandy, as a rule, you can't dig yourself out hole, but hey don't let me be the one to stop you trying. - Alistair
I have relatives who 'like' or 'share' things about hating cancer or supporting those who have or have had cancer. on Facebook. It is far easier to click 'like' or 'share' than actually love and support the person in a meaningful way.
In my case some of my family did not support me in any way and so clicking 'like' or 'share' is hypocritical but it makes them feel good.
It makes me angry! - Louise G
Honest to the letter. Your truth will keep you safe. MF - maria Farmer
Thank you so much for writing this. Everyone needs to stop pussyfooting around the topic. I see so many brave writers and creative folk sharing their stories and the more that we do, the better off we will all be. Employers, suffered, partners, Families. When I am dipping, I let the whole goddam world know about it.
And there is absolutely no shame to any of it.
Man up? Piss off.
Much love to you
x - Mrs Woog
Sandy thank you for pointing out my terrible typo's. I can only blamemy aged eyes in the use of my use of the phone and rather than my normal computer for my woeful, but funny, inability to spell my own name. Thank you.
The point I wanted to make, and thank you Ro.Watson for helping me make it, is that when someone is being critical of another it is easy to become offencive if their names are bastardised in some way.
The calls for unity will fail while Rudd continues to be vilified and Gillard valorised. Outbursts like Roxon's do not help. The same goes for this book if it continues to valorise Gillard with a notion of victimhood. Gillard is a politician, she made some mistakes, did some good, annoyed people, pleased people, but this kind of hero-worship will continue to hold Labor back from reconciling the schism within its ranks.
Rudd did many things that should be praised, sure he made some mistakes, annoyed some people, pleased people, but continue to cast him as the archtypical villian at the Labor party's risk.
An interesting point to note is that Rudd has not written a tell all, or tried to paint his version of events as the sole truth. Rudd was very dignified in the face of the onslaught by the likes of Roxon, Swan etc.
I wonder why no body tends to mention that. Could it be that people are afraid of confronting the truth and prefer MSM concepts to form their reality. - lorraine
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