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      Careful now,don't what to be accused of not doing your research! Make you laugh don't they... All this preaching about research research research when if you based your research on some of the one-sided vainglorious posts elsewhere you really would be up sh!t creek.

      I agree that Australia is a beautiful country to look at but people really need to learn how to take criticism and stop being so defensive.
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      it happens a lot everywhere in the world...

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      You know, I dont believe stats, that are published by anyone,now
      I see what goes on, I am here, and theres nothing like first hand knowledge of a place
      I know areas in Aus and the UK, that have low crime stats, and low unemployment.But the reality is very different
      Most of the time, these stats are done by someone with a vested interest in the particular area, or the particular product, and they are very choosy with their information
      I am here in Aus, cant find a job, anywhere,,,,,,been told so many times I am over qualified.
      Yet Im being offered jobs, back in the UK, for my return, and really good jobs too.Im going to have a great choice when I get home,from the offers I have received so far
      Yet no-one is interested in me here
      Same with my Son, life on the dole here,,,,job within a week of arriving back in the UK
      So thats good enough for me.They can dispute me all they like,,,,lol
      I think experience of a situation, is often the best policy, and its what I beleive in , and it works for me
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      The essence of the thing for me is showing here on this thread, and in others on the same topic.
      The UK has had to wear this stuff for years. When Australia gets it back, they don't like it,-and depending on where you post my dears....you can get pounced on; and even banned!

      Perhaps 30-40 years ago the bright new future thing had some validity; but now? Criticism of Australia not being the land of milk and honey is valid because things have become increasingly difficult here, and it is simply being denied. That's tough. 'You dish it out; you take it'-particularly if there is substance to back it up. And there is.
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      OK. A little light relief! This at least will show that there are problems everywhere.......
      It IS genuine; it has been checked.

      I give youuuuuuu:...



      This is a genuine complaint to Devon & Cornwall Police Force from an angry member of the public:


      "Dear Sir/madam/automated telephone answering service,

      Having spent the past twenty minutes waiting for someone at Bodmin police station to pick up a telephone I have decided to abandon the idea and try e-mailing you instead. Perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this message on to your colleagues in Bodmin, by means of smoke signal, carrier pigeon or Ouija board.

      As I'm writing this e-mail there are eleven failed medical experiments (I think you call them youths) in St Marys Crescent, which is just off St Marys Road in Bodmin. Six of them seem happy enough to play a game which involves kicking a football against an iron gate with the force of a meteorite. This causes an earth shattering CLANG! which rings throughout the entire building.

      This game is now in its third week and as I am unsure how the scoring system works, I have no idea if it will end any time soon. The remaining five walking abortions are happily rummaging through several bins.
      One of them has found a saw and is setting about a discarded chair like a beaver on speed. I fear that it's only a matter of time before they turn their limited attention span to the bottle of calor gas that is lying on its side between the two bins.

      If they could be relied on to only blow their own arms and legs off then I would happily leave them to it. I would even go so far as to lend them the matches.
      Unfortunately they are far more likely to blow up half the street with them and I've just finished decorating the kitchen.

      What I suggest is this - after replying to this e-mail with worthless assurances that the matter is being looked into and will be dealt with, why not leave it until the one night of the year (probably bath night) when there are no mutants around, then drive up the street in a panda car before doing a three point turn and disappearing again.

      This will of course serve no other purpose than to remind us what policemen actually look like. I trust that when I take a claw hammer to the skull of one of these throwbacks you'll do me the same courtesy of giving me a four month head start before coming to arrest me.

      I remain sir, your obedient servant,

      Mr ................"
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      "I have read your e-mail and understand you frustration at the problems caused by youth playing in the area and the problems you have encountered in trying to contact the police.

      As the Community Beat Officer for your street I would like to extend an offer of discussing the matter fully with you. Should you wish to discuss the matter, please provide contact details (address / telephone number) and when may be suitable.
      Regards,

      PC............,"
      Community Beat Officer.
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      "Dear PC................

      First of all I would like to thank you for the speedy response to my original e-mail. 16 hours and 38 minutes must be a personal record for Bodmin Police station, and rest assured that I will forward these details to Norris McWhirter for inclusion in his next Guinness Book of World Records.

      Secondly I was delighted to hear that our street has its own community beat officer. May I be the first to congratulate you on your covert skills? In the five or so years I have lived in St Marys Crescent,I have never seen you. Do you hide up a tree or have you gone deep undercover and infiltrated the gang itself?
      Are you the one with the acne and the moustache on his forehead or the one with a chin like a wash hand basin?

      It's surely only a matter of time before you are headhunted by MI5. Whilst I realise that there may be far more serious crimes taking place in Bodmin such as smoking in a public place or sneezing without due care and attention; is it too much to ask for a policeman to explain (using words of no more than two syllables at a time) to these T***s that they might want to play their strange football game elsewhere. The pitch on Fairpark Road, or the one at Priory Park are both within spitting distance as is the bottom of the Par Dock.

      Should you wish to discuss these matters further you should feel free to contact me on ... ...... If after 25 minutes I have still failed to answer, I'll buy you a large one in the Cat and Fiddle Pub.

      Regards,

      Mr....................
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      Last edited by Letsy; 19-09-2012 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Missing word!
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      Thats fantastic Letsy,,,made me laugh so much, one of the funniest things Hubby and I have read in ages

     

     
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