Category Archives: Thoughts

Drone registrations


New regulation that all drones must be registered to CASA is coming in, personally I think it is a good thing, though it won’t stop the stupid actions of those that won’t register or care about how their actions cause trouble for legit drone flyers.

I think what CASA should look into implementing is something that they have done in the USA, create a online flight registration system where you can register your flight with time, height, length of flight etc., plus they have certain height restriction near airports and distance based height allowances.

A example would be if you lived within say 5.0 to 5.5 km radius of a airport and lived on property and you wanted to survey your property and the maximum height you would fly your drone is approx 30-35 mts, you could register your flight plan online, wait for approval (USA is approx 30 seconds or so) if approved you could fly your drone accordingly to that flight plan. As with the above scenario say I have a high population of trees on said property and only slash it say every 3 months and know that some trees have branches that are ready to fall and prior to slashing I want to check if they have fallen and are just hanging there ready to drop, I could lodge a flight plan where my flight is under the tree tops and want to check from a safe distance, I could use the drone to check the said trees and see if safe to slash under those particular trees.

Sad thing about it all is that due to the ones that don’t worry about the basic rules and regulations related to flying drone, the many that follow all safety rules pay the price. Adding a few poll questions below?

Do you think registration of all drones is a good thing?

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If registered do you think graded height restrictions based on KMS away from a airport would be better than a blanket flight restriction

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Flight Height Restrictions from 2km to 3km away from a airport or Helicopter pad

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3km to 4km height restriction

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Same sex marriage debate



There is a lot of debate lately about the Same Sex Marriage being made legal, sadly it has brought out the hostility of those on both side of the debate. To me, if two people want to get married and they are of the same sex, so be it, let them get married. It doesn’t matter to me as it isn’t affecting me, it is something that is between those two people. I was brought up that a marriage is between a female and a male, that same sex relationships are wrong. I have relations and friends that are same sex relationships and are very happy with their partners, who am I to say you shouldn’t be in that relationship. I was also brought up not to judge other people or that we have no right to as we aren’t perfect or God.

What does concern me is where words like ‘he, she, boy. girl, mother, father, etc.’, are being cut out of the language that we can speak and the words ‘Mother and Father’ are getting taken of birth certificates. In some countries where Same Sex Marriage has been legalized, they are trying to change the law so that sex with children is legal. Anyone that would want to make it legal to have sex with a minor, is totally sick in my opinion.

Another big concern that I have seen raised is that some of the organizers of the same sex marriage group, are also part of the safe schools program and that some have been said to be pedophiles. I won’t be going into this subject in this post.
Below is a poll which is totally anonymous on whether you think safe sex marriages should be legalized.

Do you believe that same sex marriages should be legalized?

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Karma biting white Australians



I’m sure I will cop some flake or hate over this article, I take that in my stride for voicing my thoughts / opinions on various subjects.  I see quite a few posts on Facebook stating if you can’t assimilate to our culture go back to where you come from.  It has to be said that when the first white people came here they gave no thought to the Indigenous people and their culture, instead they tried to kill all of them off.

Which culture should these current immigrants assimilate with, that of the white invaders culture or that of the Indigenous people?  How can we as descendants of either the original invaders or immigrants tell people to follow our culture when we hadn’t and many still don’t accept the culture of our First Nation People, that were here for thousands of years before white people came here.

The reason I say karma is biting us that aren’t of the First Nation People is because of the treatment out FNP have suffered since Australia was first invaded, they saw their land being stolen from them, their family and friends wiped out, their children stolen and to be treated as second class citizens.  We might not have been around from day 1, many of us turn a blind eye to what goes on even to this day or worse even, condone what happens by accepting it happens and keeping quiet.

We are conditioned to see things as we are taught from a young age and to see the laws of our country as being right, though we have laws that are there for only FNP, only there for certain motorcycle clubs, these laws don’t affect the vast majority that aren’t of either groups of people.  How can our laws be right if they don’t apply to one and all equally?  Our Governments have made it easier for non complying immigrants to try establish laws from their countries because we can’t even have one set of laws for all Australians, without the need for separate laws prohibiting certain people from certain places, certain jobs, having drinks in specified areas etc..

Most of the modern world has based many laws on what has been seen as moral grounds taught by various religions, such as the ones that make marriage or sex with a minor illegal, that of beating a wife, other crimes of violence or abuse etc.  Many of us see these laws as being right and follow those laws without questions, as we see something wrong with doing any of the above actions.  To people brought up under different cultural and religious beliefs see nothing morally or legally wrong, it has been drummed into them from a early age, that these things are okay.

The above aren’t limited to one or two cultures or religions as abuse against children or wives or husbands etc., happen no matter what culture or religion or lack of religious belief one has.  I know another issue is the Halal certification that is being widely growing in many food production names and in general, many feel it is being forced upon them.  Halal food has been prepared according to Islamic law, and is free from pork products, alcohol and certain other ingredients.

I see no real issue with having Halal food available to those that follow Islamic teaching, food manufacturers could produce dual product lines instead of going all out producing just Halal certified products that were produced without it for many years prior.  I understand the concerns that monies raised goes to funding terrorists groups etc., this is a major concern if true.  My understanding of Halal certified meat is to do with the correct draining of blood, this should be able to be done with the animals killed as humanely as possible.

The question I raise is this, how many of us that aren’t of the FNP, have bothered to question any of out FNP about their thoughts to what many of us are saying about if people don’t like our culture to go back home where they come from?

There is no simple solution to what is happening in the world or to this country in these times, one can’t say just because certain people don’t share the same cultural or religious beliefs they should be allowed to immigrate into the country that you live in and call your home country.  Those that don’t follow the laws that have been created for this country should be either sent back to their country at the cost of their original country’s government or jailed.

A couple of poll questions.

Do you think all Islamic followers / Muslims should be deported or restricted from entering Australia?

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Do you agree that Halal Certified food be available to Islamic / Muslim people?

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50 Dead plus 53 injured in terrorist attack in a night club



Story source 50 dead, 53 injured: Orlando shooting now the worst in U.S. history .

This attack has been declared the deadliest shooting incident in American history and the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11.  This is only one of the many attacks that have been going on for years around the world.  The FBI have classified the incident as a terrorist attack and these types of attacks show that no country is safe from attacks.

To a extent, what is behind the attack doesn’t take away from the fact that this individual thought that it was okay to go out with the intent to kill as many people as he could.  Whether it was religious, a personal dislike for a certain group or whatever other reason, this individual has taken the lives of innocent people that had nothing to do with his life.

The taking of any life is wrong, the taking of so many lives is beyond any excuse you could make, I can understand in a situation where your life or the lives of your loved ones was at risk, that one might want to kill the one or those that are a threat at the time.  One should always try aim for disabling a attacker over killing them.

In the linked article it states the shooting was in a gay nightclub and a news heading I saw on Facebook had the title stating he was a Muslim and a Democratic, so here lies why we can’t judge why the attack was done, without a full investigation to see if any clues to why.  One could say it was a religious attack or one called say he had a dislike for gay people and thought he would kill as many as he could.

If it was a religious inspired attack, it speaks volumes about a religion that inspires its’ believers to kill those that don’t follow that religion. If it was a attack against gay people, it speaks volumes about that persons’ view of others that don’t fit into his belief on how others view life and who they are.  Both of these are so wrong in the thought process.  Over the centuries there have been many wars that churches of different religions have fought in the name of their religion, most have put that into their past and no longer run such campaigns.

It is my opinion that this attack will be used in a political campaign about gun control over in America, the sad part is that gun control doesn’t solve the problem of these sort of mass killings.  Those that are going to want a gun for such a purpose or for armed robberies etc., will always find a way to get a gun.

RIP to those that died in this senseless attack, condolences to the families and friends of the dead, compassion to those injured and to their families and friends.  One can only hope that this incident is not used as a political band standing campaign by any political party, or a hate campaign by anti-religious groups.

My biggest fear as an individual and a person of a tolerant nature towards all others, is that these types of attacks are only going to start getting more frequent and in countries that have so far been safe from these types of attacks.   The thought that any individual or any group of people of any nature, can think that senseless killing of others is okay, is a very scary thing.

Personal note:  Take the time to let those that you care about and that care about you, let them know you care and love them every chance you have, life is never a given certainty, it can be taken at any time.

 


Victorian man rapes transgender stepdaughter



Story Courier Mail Man Rapes Transgender Stepdaughter

This man is so sick in many ways, raping his stepdaughter and telling her no other man would want her and that she is lucky he is raping her.  Putting the rape aside for now, what sort of stepfather tells his own stepdaughter that no man would want her because she has had a sex change.  How does the fact that she was once a man change the person she is now and make it that no man would want her.

Who did he think he was to judge what other males might want or the act that his stepdaughter might even be interested in males.  Who did he think he was to tell her that her family disliked her now she had the sex change, most family love other family members no matter what, they don’t suddenly dislike family because of their life choices.

Very poor excuse to use that she is lucky he is raping her and using the excuse no other male would want her and that in doing so he was doing her a favour.  If he wanted to do her a favour it would have been to let her know he was supportive of her choice to become a female and let her know that as her stepfather he was fully behind her decision and that she was a beautiful person.  That she had the support of her family, not telling her, her family disliked her now.

Besides the trauma of being raped by her stepfather, this person now has to fight the mental and emotional abuse he gave her.  These are things that all have life long negative thoughts that will haunt a person for life, yes one might hide them for years but they always come back at various times and bring on severe depression.

Using threats to keep her silent and to be able to keep raping her by saying he would ruin her mother’s life, did he not think that if she had said something earlier, those threats would have been a negative threat as he would have ended up as the guilty party.  He obviously has no love for his wife as he could threaten to ruin her life and rape her now daughter who was once her son.

Saying he couldn’t help it because she had become such a beautiful woman and yet saying no man would want her, hello how did he not rape all the other beautiful women that are out there, oh wait, he wouldn’t have been able to bribe them into silence.  Such a sick and twisted male.

So often rape victims are silenced through fear of being ridiculed, blamed for the rape, told they deserved it for some reason or another or other ways.  Being a victim can lead to a feeling of total shame because it happened, that you feel shame because you feel it was your fault or that somehow you allowed it to happen.  A person should never be made to feel any of these or should never be raped in the first place, if one can’t control oneself, one should seek medical help whether through a psychologist or other medical means.

Thought of the day:  Rape through feeling like you have to have sex with a partner / spouse is often the most common form of rape and the least type to be reported.  When one feels that to show you love someone that you must perform some form of sexual interaction is something one should never feel or put up with.  If you truly love someone you would never make them feel like they need to have sex just because you feel like it.


Abuse happens by both sexes and towards both sexes



Any forms of abuse are not only limited to being conducted by males,  only towards females,  it does occur that females can be the one committing these crimes.  It also isn’t only old men that commit these crimes, but older males are stereotyped as being the evil ones.

Sometimes as a male there is more of a fear of being ridiculed that if you claim you were forced into sex , then you are thought to be lying, as a female you do have more chance of being believed, though often some will say oh you deserved it because you were dressed a certain way or have such a friendly personality.

In general society has much to be blamed for, for many years it was the general norm that if you were a wife you had to do as your husband told you to do or that the husbands had a right to beat you.  Only in modern societies and modern thinking people has things changed that females are recognized as having rights to not being treated badly by males.  As a male you were thought to be weak if you showed any form of emotion.

As a victim of sexual abuse can you forgive those that perpetrated those crimes against you, I think as a male it could be much easier but that does depend on the circumstances and whether those that committed those crimes offers a explanation and a honest apology to yourself.  It is a individual case by case thing, not something that can be generalized into neat squares.

When it comes to other forms of abuse, physical verses emotional and verbal abuse, the verbal and emotional abuse can have much longer damaging affects on a person than physical abuse.   As someone that has suffered from various abuses from childhood to adulthood I know that the most damaging were those that were verbally directed against me.

The sexual abuse has had the most devastating effect of the physical abuses suffered as it left me with no ability to enjoy sex as a means of pleasure between a couple, it left me very confused and thinking that sex was just a chore and didn’t help with relationships over the years, as I was never one to instigate having sex.   It often caused a no start in relationships because would be partners thought there was something wrong because of a lack of interest in developing the relationship beyond a platonic relationship.

Being belittled in front of others, being told worthless, being told that everyone would be better of if you were dead, leads to a lifetime of self doubt about yourself.  The abuse isn’t always needed to be vocal, even the attitude of others in their interactions with you can make you feel worthless.  Does making others feel bad really make others feel so superior to those they are putting down ?  Obviously it does or they might sit back and try make the other person feel better about themselves.

I combat my depression on what has happened over the years by doing my best to make others feel good about themselves, if this means telling someone they are a beautiful or wonderful person then I will do so.  It doesn’t mean I’m lying, it is just I search in people what is good and try to bring that to the front of what they are thinking about themselves.  Sometimes those that have the most hurt inside, often show a false happy, laughing side so that they can cope with being around people.

Your past can never be changed, just as you can’t change how you acted to others in the past.  You can make a difference in somebody’s life by actually being there for them, not passing judgement on them for what they do or can or can’t do.  There are people in my life that I will be there for them no matter what, I wouldn’t hesitate dying if I honestly thought their life would be better without me being there.  A bit drastic you might think but it is how I feel deep down and yes it leads to a depressive mood thinking about it.

I get told to forget the past, yet those same people hold recent events against me, whether bad decisions made in haste or other more or less important events that have occurred.  I admit that over the years have made some bad choices, some I have to live with till the day I die, others I have tried to fix over the years.

I have built up a barrier over the years and this is often felt by those I hold dearest to me, I can’t show affection towards those that mean the most, yet can hug and kiss people on the cheek if that is how they greet people, it still makes me uncomfortable but can face doing that.  For people I care about I try keep them at arms length away so to speak, will often try drive them away so that they give up and leave me to my own devices.

Thought of the day: One can better oneself by trying your best to making someone else have a better outlook on life, don’t belittle someone because it makes you feel better.  If you are one to use violence against another, stop and take a good hard look at yourself and those you are using violence against.  For those suffering from abuse, walk away from that abuse and let that person know you don’t deserve it.  One should try understand why another may act in a certain way, one shouldn’t judge by what others say or tell you.  The next person you belittle in any way may be the first person you kill by destroying their will to live and they end their life.


Victorian Police may scan phones to find text drivers



According to a Courier Mail article Victoria-police-may-scan-mobile-phones-for-texting-drivers , Victorian Police may use modern high tech scanners to find text drivers. According to figures in the article over 34,000 drivers were fined in Victoria for texting whilst driving in 2015.  The number of Learners and P platers has tripled over the last 3 years.

Obviously the campaigns showing the dangers of text driving and knowing it is illegal is no deterrent to drivers that think there isn’t anything wrong with text driving or using their phones on social media etc.  What will it take to get through to these people?

When I first got a mobile phone there was no law prohibiting the use whilst driving and yes did use it to answer it at times though did prefer even then to find a place to pull over.  Then the laws were brought in that prohibited the use and fines introduced and I only used it if had a Bluetooth device connected.

Do I think it is a good idea for the textalyser to come into use over here in Australia as is in use overseas ?  I’m in two minds over this, on one side I see it as a great idea if it will have some impact on the number of text drivers stopping to use their phones or being caught, on the flip side I have to wonder whether it will show whether a person was using Bluetooth and the ability to reply and send text messages or answer calls etc., using voice.

These are issues that I think need verifying before it is introduced because if one does the right thing and only use voice activated responses without touching your phone, you should not be penalized as someone that breaks the law.  Another concern I saw raised is just what will these textalysers be able to access as in will they be able to read your messages, contact list etc.

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Being a Role Model for our Younger Generations



As parents or grandparents etc., we should always try be the best role modes for our children, grandchildren and others out there.  I have tried being a good role model, have failed being that at times but in general have tried to instill in those that I can or those that watch how I live my life.

Some of the most important things that we can as role models show others are simple things like obeying the laws, respecting others, being honest and other good behaviours. Too often these simple things aren’t taught to the generation of today.  Even simple social interaction seems to be a forgotten thing with the number of smart phones, iPads etc., that our youth have these days.

Our young females should be taught / shown that they are equal to males, that there is no excuse for them to be belittled in any way, that violence is not okay.

Our young males need be taught / shown that they should always treat females with respect, not belittle them or use any form of violence towards them.

When there is a father or grandfather that in the learning years of children act in any form of negativity against females, those young children while looking up to the adults will learn those behaviour actions and think they are normal.  Over the years I have seen fathers that by their actions have taught sons that females are not to be listened to or to have any respect shown to them, this is so wrong and often leads to those younger males to behave like their fathers.

Whether what I tried teaching to one of my daughters helped her be the way she is or not, I know I am proud when I see her teaching her children good morals and how it is wrong for them to hit each other or other children, how it is wrong to call others bad names, how it is wrong to lie or steal and to respect everyone else.

If each of us were good role models much of the crime that happens would go not happen, as more people would have respect for others and their property.  This isn’t to say crime would go away completely as there are those that no matter how good they were brought up will do the wrong thing.  All we can ever do is try our best to raise the younger generations the right way to behave and treat others.

Thought of the day: Are we as parents or grandparents being the best role model for our younger generations or are we showing them bad behaviour/s?  We are responsible for how our younger generations see the world.


New harsher laws to replace VLAD



Looks like if you live in Queensland and you ride and belong to any of the listed clubs under VLAD, you can be sure that your rights are going to be screwed over in more ways than one.

Link to full story Government strengthens current laws

Excerpt from above story : Further, Cabinet has agreed to seek to extend beyond licensed premises, a prohibition on persons displaying colours in public places beyond the current prohibition for licensed premises.

This would see any member of any OMC liable to be arrested for just riding around wearing their club colours, because I can’t see members of clubs wanting to give up wearing what they wear with pride.  Even if not a member but wear anything that shows support towards any of these clubs and you would face the same consequences.

Excerpt from linked story: “Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members comprise only a portion of the threat that criminal organisations pose in this state,” Ms Palaszczuk said. “However, they are a very visible and intimidating part of organised crime.”

Hmm, yet the money spent on OMC’s far outweigh any money spent targeting any other crimes committed. Why is there a need for laws that target OMC’s as the main emphasis of the law/s?  None of the OMC’s listed and targeted were proven to be “Criminal Organisations” by any court in Australia.

Quote from linked story: Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the laws rushed through parliament in 2013 were about exploiting fear for political gain rather than facing the real challenge of combatting organised crime.

How are these new laws being brought in any different to how the 2013 VLAD and related laws/acts were brought in?  These laws are another political stunt to try say the government is protecting the public from so called criminal organisations.  There were enough laws in place to cover any criminal behavior by any member of the public, whether they belonged to a organisation or not.

Another quote : The Taskforce makes it clear the existing laws fail to adequately address other threats to Queenslanders, from child sex predators to evolving forms of organised crime syndicates.

Well doesn’t that kind of prove that the laws were a waste of time in regards to targeting  “Criminal Organisations” and only were designed as a political stunt and to target only “OMC’s”..

I still don’t get how there was 6 or more members of a football / rugby / damn sports team that were dealing in ICE and other drugs yet they get let off with minimal charges and not having to serve 15 or more years as a member of any of the listed OMC members would serve for the same offence.

Firstly Ms Palaszczuk, what you should have done was start from scratch and take all the OMC’s off the list that were politically added and not proven in a court of law to be ‘ Criminal Organisations ‘.  Then scrap the VLAD laws like promised before you were elected, those showing you as a politician that merits being in office.  The money wasted on only 2 convictions could have been well spent increasing the pay of police or adding more police to the force .

Make changes to the laws that don’t discriminate against people for what they wear, for who they know and associate with and that don’t force people out of honest jobs.  As long as I ca remember there has been anti-consorting laws that if enforced would work, give someone a warning not to associate with a convicted  criminal and next time face prosecution if reoffend.

For those that don’t participate in criminal activities and their lives have been ruined completely by these laws, you need understand their frustration at being classified as being criminals without proof or any convictions.

  1. We need laws that treat every person equally,  no matter what race, religion, club etc., that a person belongs to.
  2. We need laws that protect those that work at a earning a living and that don’t force them to lose their freedom to work in a chosen field of work.
  3. We need to protect everyone’s right to free movement and freedom to associate with friends and family without fear of being arrested.

Yes to arresting and convicting those that actually commit crimes, not those that might be associated through being in the same club or group or whatever form of association, especially where it’s family members or paying respects to a lost friend / family member.  How can you make a person guilty without a crime, just be a politician and make the rules up as you go along I guess.

The way bikies are portrayed in so many movies / tv shows and in the media has made many believe that they are all bad criminals.  Do people actually believe that every member that joins the OMC’s join because they think ‘ Oh hey we ca go extort these people or hey by joining this club I can commit all these crimes etc. ‘  I would think that it would be bringing too much attention to a club if that was the case, if criminal acts were the sole purpose of any club wouldn’t they do so in a hidden way like most big time criminal organisations would operate. I mean really when you draw attention without doing any wrong, just by wearing club colours or even being in a group of riders, why would you add reasons for the law to breathe down your neck.

With the number of priests that have been named and proven to be pedophiles, we are told not to judge a complete religious order by that and that the church isn’t a criminal organisation.  We are told though that because of the possible 1 percent of OMC members that might do criminal activities we are to think all club members are criminals.  I would like to see every politician that has attended any motorcycle shows or events put on by any of the declared clubs, this includes charity rides etc. Now for those keep there hands up if they went to any run by one of the clubs more than twice, by the VLAD laws / acts they would then be associates of those very clubs they are naming to be criminal organisations.

I know over the years when it suited various politicians to be in the limelight when OMC’s were raising funds for various charities, they certainly didn’t mind getting publicity with the various clubs they have named as being criminals now.   How ironic would it be if politicians got caught up in their own laws, got to feel what it is like to be named a criminal because at some time they went to various events or charities.

Going by the various news that see on Facebook alone that gets reported, crime hasn’t decreased since the VLAD laws were introduced, seems I see more reports now than what was happening prior to 2013.  If crimes were broken down to what people wore, say blue jeans were worn by 10%, would wearing jeans become illegal to be worn if in groups of three or more?  Statistically speaking you would then have a 1 in 10 chance of being a potential criminal because of the statistics of 10% of criminals wore blue jeans.

Another long rant but signing off now as too tired to add more that won’t end up recycling what have previously written.

Cheers.


Sports players – such great examples for kids not!!



Seems like being a sports player people will make excuses for the most disgusting behaviours performed by them.  One of the latest cases being that of Mitchell Pearce, simulating having sex with a dog and peeing on a lady’s couch.  Some of the comments on news articles follow the line of “Oh give him a break, he was drunk and trying to unwind”.

Since when has being drunk been a excuse for any form of animal abuse or any abuse?  Is this really what some parents want their children to think is okay if you are drunk ?  There is no excuse for this sort of behaviour and he is getting of lightly with I believe a $50,000 fine, chicken feed really.  This isn’t the only example of where there is a huge difference in how public thoughts on various news items vary depended on who is involved in the story.

It wasn’t that long ago that here in Queensland a football team had numerous players caught dealing had drugs, all of them were free to carry on as usual, pay a small fine and all swept under the carpet.  If the same number of members from a OMC were caught dealing drugs, they would all be facing a minimal 15 – 25 years sentence with no option for bail till case went before a court.  Why do people think one law is good for one group but not for another group.

If you are a public figure that is looked up to by children, you really need to act in the best behaviour at all times, not carry on in such disgusting ways.  Some of the things that have seen excuses made for various sports styles and their clubs over quite a few years, that by any other group of people there is a big outcry.

  1. Rape: Seems like if females are raped by sports players, they must have led the players on and the deserve it.  Fact is nobody deserves to be raped no matter the sex or the circumstance.
  2. Lewd Behaviour:  Over the years there have been plenty of instances of various sports teams acting in very lewd ways on-board flights, buses etc.  Never any excuse for said behaviour.
  3. Drugs: Whether taking or dealing in illicit drugs this should never be condoned in any form, these are people that others look up to and often many will think, well it’s okay for them to do it.

The above 3 are the most common ones I have seen over many years and which excuses always seem to be made to make light of what has happened.  I honestly can’t believe that so many people find the above okay to sweep under the carpet or make excuses for our sports players.