CHF10

Who else is enjoying the Commonwealth Games? I have been impressed by the coverage, especially considering the absolutely pathetic Winter Olympics coverage.

And also impressed the para events are mixed in with the regular events. Those people are truly inspirational.

I also love how we're the best! LOL!

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And consider this...

Australia - 24.13 Million people.

England - 53.01 Million people.

India - 1.324 Billion people!

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Dr.Shifty
Yep, all of the above.

Kurt Fearnley was on the committee for this one I think and he was speaking years ago about having the para sports mixed in with the rest.
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Jollster
The great thing I’m finding, is being able to watch as a family (3 boys & missus). Normally none of can agree on a show to watch, but we all settle in each night to watch the green and gold kick some. 
Great family time.
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faceonahead
OK, I am going to be the bar humbug one....Last year Australia lost 86 Veterans and 20 Emergency Service Personell to suicide, did it get any real coverage nope....What has that got to do with the games....For 14 days I watch us all talk non stop about athletes who are winning medals for running, jumping or throwing stuff around a paddock or street.

Wouldn't it be awesome if just for 14 days of the year we had non stop coverage of all the Australian Heroes, Emergency Service and Veterans who have been awarded medals and footage of why...Oh wait thats right the Avg Australian thinks their doing their part by watching Anzac day on TV or going to a service and then move on for 12 months, oh an a quick glance at Australian of the year, but if its not a sportsperson it gets F All overage...

Without all these people who do amazing things for our country we would be nought, what does an Athlete actually do for Australia to improve it or make it a better place to live.  I cant think of much other than consume tax payer money to fund the AIS?  So why do we go crazy for sports people and athletes all year long....and forget real medal recipients in the process??

Would our suicide rates be less if when we integrated back into regular life people actually understood our trials and challenges because they are more aware.
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V-Twin
faceonahead wrote:
Last year Australia lost 86 Veterans and 20 Emergency Service Personnel to suicide...
I think this topic deserves its own thread, but I do understand your intent Face so I will leave it be.

We do have several Veterans and Emergency Services Heros amongst us.  To them, I thank you for your services - past and present.

On the topic of suicide and its leading causes, anxiety and depression, we need to blow away the stigma and be able to speak about it openly.  As far as I am concern, broken leg and depression are the same - both require professional treatment and support from those who are around them.

If anyone reading this is feeling blue or things are getting you down, know that there are people who want to assist you.  Please see this page for a very comprehensive list of supporters:  https://www.blackdogride.com.au/view/crisis-support

If you’ve noticed someone around you that could use a friend, or if they mention in passing that they are feeling blue, please be their friend and ask how they are going and really listen.  Your action in that moment matters greatly.  Beyond Blue offers resources that will assist:  https://www.beyondblue.org.au

There are some things that we do in the course of our lives that matters more than other things.  If we can assist just one person... possibly prevent one tragic event...
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faceonahead
Elequontely said vtwin. Thank you
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Cloud
nz has 4.7 million approx, just sayin...
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CHF10

When I joined and served in the RAAF I didn't do it for ANY thanks I did it because I wanted to serve and I wanted the job. I still have more respect for the veterans who served and died for their country than anyone else in the world. But the thing about veterans is, they don't want the limelight and they don't want to be inspirational. So I completely disagree. The Commonwealth Games is an event that inspires people to be their best and to do their best and to pursue their goals, whatever they may be. It DOES NOT take away from veterans in ANY way.

Having known a cop in the past, knowing a paramedic and having a cousin that's a firey, and also having been a firey in Canberra during the firestorm in 2003, I can also say they don't do it for thanks. They do it because they want to. They do it because they enjoy serving and enjoy the job regardless of the inherent risks.

And those in it for the thanks and for the glory should NOT be in it, be it past or present military or emergency services. They don't deserve thanks.

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faceonahead
As a veteran who was deployed I agree, now go and reread my post, its aimed at creating awareness and the stopping of glorifying athletes. Never ever do I want to be thanked .
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Tezza
I must say that I've been watching the games when I get a chance and it is terrific. The integration of the para-sports is an excellent move and should be considered for the next Olympics.
The fact that there are reduced advertisements makes it worth while too. The main reason why I'm enjoying it is because it is good and positive news. The coverage is awesome and the crowd support is an inspiration to the athletes.
I get sick of the bad news and negativity on TV, constant adds, scripted reality shows, the same repeats again and again.
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Cloud wrote:
nz has 4.7 million approx, just sayin...


How many have moved to Australia? Must be a great country


Just sayin...

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i think thats whats left ME Darkhorse...lol.. and nah not really..like stealing ur work and ur woman...ilmfao

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