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In the wake of the recent upsurge (if possible) in Bikie gang violence in Australia, this quote (via the AAANZ newsletter) is poignant:

 

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem; it is generally employed only by small children and large nations

David Friedman

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Be a Man

Each time i encounter it i feel sick to the pit of my stomach.

The most recent occasion (and unfortunately there have been many) was on a routine hospital transfer.  It had been a fairly uneventful day full of ‘chest pains’ and ‘generally unwell’ patients.  We then received a hospital transfer case for a lady with a broken arm.  Again, nothing dramatic here.  The patient would be all ‘packaged up’ and ready to go, probably only requiring a pain relief top-up along the way to the next hospital. 

We arrived at the ‘sending’ hospital and i made my way around to the patient’s cubicle to introduce myself, get a quick nurse handover, and be on our way.  As i pulled the curtain across i noticed a plaster cast on the young woman’s arm and so i smiled, introduced myself and in an attempt to build rapport i jovially enquired “so how did you end up with that on your arm?!”

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For those who read my initial Magda Effect Birthday Challenge, read on!

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This will be an unprecedented, and hopefully never to be repeated, post.

I am going to publicly berate my beloved…the Adelaide Football Club.

The Adelaide Crows want to be known as ‘inclusive, uncompromising and proud’.  This week they have compromised and have assisted in increasing the divide between rich and poor in our community.  I could not be less proud.

 

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