Will your boy be following you into the Socialist Alliance will he?
Don't forget to remind him of the economic destruction left behind by six years of "progressive" policy/spending...
Or just keep propogandising him to your liking. - Tailgunner
It's really quite nasty seeing anyone with a concussion let alone a child. And young children especially can be very difficult to assess. Having seen a few over the years I would also add that as far as symptoms go, drowsiness and nausea are a fairly good indication that your child has a concussion (after a fall or accident). I'd also suggest that if you do suspect a concussion then don't just jump in the car and run up to the local GP. In all likelihood they will recommend you go directly to emergency at your local hospital. - Nick
Interesting. I have a son who has played Rugby since the age of 5. At the same time his mate next door started soccer. In the 6 years that have passed, my son who is a very busy tackler and plays vigorously, has never been injured. Not even a blood nose.
His mate next door playing soccer has had stitches in his head twice, a broken ankle and numerous other less serious injuries. - Johnsie
Can agree with that Gracie. Most people are pretty shrewd about what they spend their money on. Can suss out the bargains. Will look elsewhere if the response isn't to their liking.
And the political parties have set themselves up in the bargain basement so they shouldn't wonder why no one is buying it.
When the top end of town took over our political parties they switched off the lights to save power but no one is going to sit in the dark for long. Only them. - RhodaD
My husband and I decided to take our 10 year old son out of playing rugby union and made the switch to soccer for this very reason - the concern about concussion. We had a few friends who thought we were crazy and overprotective, and I know they don't have scrums for young kids, but i'm expecting he'll play the sport into adulthood, so thought it best to make the change while young. He absolutely loves soccer now and didn't mind the switch - even though he was a kid who used to say "I want to be a WAllaby when I grow up"! Did I squash his dreams? Maybe his 10 year old dreams (which is has since forgotten, by the way), but he'll have less chance of brain damage... - Susan
You've listed 10 points there and I reckon most people will have lost their sh!t before they get to the third one. :)
I'm a big believer in not going to bed angry. I like to talk it out and resolve it . . . . which usually translates to my wife not talking to me for a while, until I walk up with arms open wide and with a cheeky smirk on my face I say "I forgive you" !!
I do agree with the fact that a lot of people seem to brandish their anger like some kind of badge of honour. They usually justify it with comments like "I just tell it the way it is" or "that's how I roll" or "I'm just really passionate" . . . . . when really, they're just being a d!ck. - Nick
I believe it mj, that's is why I find all the middle-aged single women where I live scary. I feel like a castaway on cannibal island!
janetta, you are my hero of the day, I applaud you. - David
Can't speak for other blokes, but I just listen to my wife, sister, mum and all the female friends I have. Besides, I don't profess to know what life is like for women anyway. I just commented that I thought most media today did not portray women's sexuality the way Tracey has suggested.
Tracey says mainstream media portrays the scene that " It’s all about the man who’s “not getting enough”, the girlfriend who’s “not putting out”, or the dichotomy of the slut/stud. Older women are wedged into the roles of mother hen, corporate ice queen, or bored housewife."
But just off the top of my head, what about shows like:
Sex & The City
The Good Wife
Crikey, even Golden Girls was doing it way back when.
I'm just not sure what media Tracey was referring to. - Nick
Great article Tracey, we definitely need a lot more of this kind of myth-busting.
The only down-side is some of the male responses to these types of articles. In a nutshell, most of the time they seem to just discount or disbelieve the ideas presented. Thus reinforcing the notion that women should be defined by the male view!
If you've never lived the life of a female how can you know what it's like for us? - mj
Tracey, it took me a while to get to this one. As The Minister For Women, Tony Abbot is taking back what he believes is rightfully owed, he want Adam's rib back. According to Tony Abbott's scientific view of creation is that Eve was created by taking a rib from of Adam and SHE was created. So he is only taking back was taken away from MAN and those that share his view, will support him on this very important take back. He want Adams rib back to where they belong and he would be in best place to be able to identify and deliver what women really need because all the ideas will be whole and will initially initial come from it;s source, the returned man's rib. Not only will the ceiling crack wide open hell, the whole ribcage will burst open to let the oxygen flow - Sheilah
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