103 ISSUE 6 WEEK 10
Bond University's Weekly Student Publication
Week 1o Blues
CONTENTS Editor’s Report Week 10. Its mere utterance is often met with, “is it really?” or, “Holy Shit, I’m way behind!” The latter particularly resonates with me; being at the helm of Scope really took its tool on the bags under my eyes as I try to catch up on absolutely everything. It’s only fitting that Scope does a complete 180 from Jorja’s brilliant Starburst edition last week to the mellow and somewhat depressed edition it is this week. Misery loves company, and your trusted friend Scope will be at your side. Or the bathroom floor. Capped at 20 pages and inundated with quality articles, I was forced to take out some regular features. Rebekah Rankine’s article, “She’s just not that into you” replaced a page of reviews to good effect - though I do not particularly agree with some of its content. Along with Rebekah, I would also like to welcome OJ Lesslar, Jordan Pollock, and Julie Fox, all first time contributors. OJ’s article on BURST (Bond University Rationalists and Secularist Thinkers) is the thought-provoking article of the day. In the last few weeks, we have seen a large increase in the number of contributors to Scope. I sincerely hope this continues so that Scope can truly be your voice, your publication. Don’t hesitate to shoot us an email with your contributions. --Andra Nasrie
Weekly Busa Report
Bond Girls BURST into the scene
White Ribbon Day
She’s just not that into you
What’s your poison?
Trivia and puzzles
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Weekly BUSA Report
What Lies Ahead By James Graham
I’m sure that everyone knows about and has heard all the hyperbole and rhetoric surrounding the BUSA elections. How every candidate would enhance the student experience if they were to be elected – how they are the ones that would solve everyone’s problems. As your new BUSA, we want to ensure that we deliver on our promises we made during our campaign and they don’t exist only as empty promises. As President of your new BUSA I am pleased to present to you some of our key strategic goals we have over the course of our term in office. These focus on the four key aspects of student life at Bond: education, recreation, sport and administration.
Education The fundamental reason we come to university is to get an education – to make us more attractive to potential employers and help us get that job we’ve always dreamed of. BUSA is committed to ensuring your academic experience at Bond goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. To help students of all backgrounds, talents and fields of study become involved in the academic culture at Bond and build their CVs; BUSA will be running a new competition each semester. These will range from opinion writing, to creative arts or public speaking. It’s our goal to make these competitions as prestigious and well regarded as possible, as well as being open to students from all faculties – regardless of their discipline.
Sport Since the merger of Student Council and the Sports Association into BUSA in 2008, we have seen the quality of Bond sport step up significantly. We have seen Bond take out the title of 2009 Per Capita Champions at Australian University Games, as well as a number of our sporting clubs progressing to compete in external leagues and competitions. BUSA is committed to improving the long-term development of sport at Bond, and having recently introduced the position of Sporting Projects and Developments Director to our committee, we are now able to focus on this essential area of sport. Over the coming months, we will see an overhaul of our sporting uniforms – by professionalising and centralising the major sponsorship and overhaul process, we hope to deliver uniforms to competing teams at the lowest possible cost. We also hope to increase club participation in external leagues and competitions by providing increased levels of support to those clubs looking to make such a transition.
Recreation Life at Bond wouldn’t be complete without the recreational experience every Bondy has the chance to be a part of. BUSA is crucial in ensuring the social life on campus flourishes in the way it should, from Thursday Nights at Don’s, to the administration of all of the cultural clubs and societies on campus. BUSA is com-
mitted to building upon the solid foundation already in place in the recreation program – we are already in the process of working with the university to revamp Don’s to transform it into a vibrant uni bar full of culture and life. We are also aware of the current shortage of open age events and will ensure that we have a wider variety of events that cater to all students and support clubs that specifically cater to these needs.
Administration The administrative operations of BUSA are crucial to both the running of the committee and also to ensuring BUSA has a positive impact on every student and the experience they have at Bond. One crucial and emerging BUSA has already begun investigating is the utilisation of mobile technology to improve students’ access to a variety of resources available at Bond. We have already begun working with Information Services to develop such an application and want to ensure that it is accessible and practical for every Bondy. We are excited about what the year holds in store and are committed to delivering on our promises we made to you. We want to make sure every single Bondy has the best time here and that we represent you and your concerns to the best of our capacity. If you have any suggestions or would like to provide feedback on the level of services being provided by your student association, please feel free to contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. au.
onto the scene!
Our journey began in late 2009. Ingrid and I met in first-year medical school and it wasn’t long before we discovered a similar passion. A passion for Dawkins. Not long before we became friends, I had sealed the deal on my journey to Neo-atheism with The God Delusion. The process from hardcore Catholic to Sunday Christian to Agnostic to Atheism had taken a good ten years. It had been a part-time job but I collected my pay in full at the end- I was free of the shackles of guilt, superstition and ignorance. I had to forge my own path now- after all, if bad things happened to me, I had to step up to the plate, take ownership and orchestrate my own salvation/ escape plan! I’d always been a general big-mouth – public speaking champion, debating captain, school politician, even stand-up comic... so it was a win for the side of reason when I jumped fence, if I do say so myself. Ingrid is from secular Norway and hadn’t grown up with any religious influences, so was surprised that atheism was a “movement” and not the norm. She is a reddit fan and cheeky hoarder of irreverent internet posters that satire religion and the status quo, and she has also amassed a winning collection
of ‘fail’ cartoons! Ingrid’s undergraduate degree is in biomed and she is a rare breed of scientist, skeptic and hot babe – the devil likes p-values! It started with a message from Ingrid. “Dawkins is speaking at some conference in Melbourne. It’s called the Global Rise of Atheism. Shall we go?” No hesitation, early convention tickets, plane tickets, one mystery wotif hotel booking and loads of anticipatory excitement later… We found ourselves in Melbourne. In the Hilton in Melbourne. Our coming out party was not done in halves! Our first foray into the world of activism was the inauguration of the Freethought University Alliance. We were quite intimidated by the movements on other campuses, but there and then we decided to start something at Bond University where we studied. It was a great introduction to the movers and the shakers in our generation. Jason Ball, Jonathan Meddings, Reidar Lystad… look out for these names in the future. They will be policy makers, TED speakers and protest leaders. Ingrid and I are proud to call them friends now. For those of you who were at the Con-
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ference, you know how amazing it was. For those of you who didn’t make it… It was a weekend jam-packed with rubbing shoulders with the greatest in the atheist world- scientists, writers, politicians, researchers, comedians, satirists, thinkers. We were whipped into a frenzy to affect real change back on the Gold Coast and we were hungry for more time with like-minded people. People of reason and courage. Highlights included meeting AC Grayling who amazed us with his kindness, amiability and approachability. We also became good friends with Simon Taylor, a psychology student turned illusionist in the style of Derren Brown. Simon has since spoken at a TEDx talk in Canberra in October 2010, which Ingrid and I went to too! And of course, we got a mountain of books signed by Grayling, Dawkins and Peter Singer. Since GRAC, Ingrid and I have also flown down to Sydney to see Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Stephen Fry. We’ve got tickets for TAM in November and made it to Canberra for TEDx. I was fortunate enough to have made it to Sydney for the TEDxSydney and the Sydney Writer’s Festival where I bumped into Christopher Hitchens at a restaurant. He signed my copy of “God is Not Great!” In September, I went to the Opera House for the
Buddhism is often declared an atheistic religion
Festival of Dangerous Ideas. Geoffrey Robertson inspired and amazed with his intelligence and quick-wittedness whilst effectively convincing the audience that the pope should be held to account for the cover-up of systemic paedophilia in the Catholic Church. I entered into the Soapbox competition and came runner-up with my talk “The culturally accepted brutality of male infant circumcision.” Many thanks to Jonathan Meddings for his supply of research papers on the matter!
Left to right: Ingrid Skiaker, Jonathan Meddings (Queensland convener of the Freethought University Alliance), Jason Ball (President of FUA), Olivia (OJ) Lesslar
Ingrid and I eventually also met the wonderful, active Jayson Cooke, President of the Griffith Skeptics and Freethinkers. It was at a “Skeptics in the Pub” meeting which he hosts at Brisbane’s Pig and Whistle. Jayson has been nothing but a source of inspiration and strength for us. We have had massive problems setting up a club at Bond because the previous Club Director had been averse to any new clubs setting up and had pushed us to the Philosophy Society. Despite the fact that the Philosophy Society have been friendly and helpful, our missions are very different and they are keen to remain neutral on religion. Elections for student council at Bond concluded at the end of September and a new Clubs Director was elected - me. We believe she (me) will be far more amenable to the idea of BURST- Bond Uni Rationalist, Secularist, Thinkers. Check us out at: www.secularstudents.org/bond
With A.C. Grayling. British Philosopher and Author
We are a tiny group in a small private university, notorious for its Liberal Party-leanings and strong faculties of law and business - hardly the setting for flourishing alternative-thought movements. We kind of like it that way for the moment. We are in our infancy, but with support and encouragement from Meddings the Queensland co-convener of the FUA, GUSSF’s president Cooke and our counterpart in Sydney, Lystad who is president of the Macquarie Atheist League who kindly gave us their constitution to model ours on… how can we not succeed in our mission to be the beacon at Bond for critical thought, rationalist perspective and a champion for the scientific method?
Just think for a moment about the women in your life. Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, girlfriends…any one of these women close to you, could be the 1 in 3 of Australian women who have been, or will be, subjected to assault or abuse in their lifetime.
The 25th of November was also declared in 1991, by the United Nations General Assembly to be the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and thus the White Ribbon has become the international symbol for this day.
Unfortunately, gender based discrimination and violence are not issues unique to Australia, indeed these issues escape into communities the world over, and will continue to effect our mothers, our grandmothers, our sisters, and our girlfriends, if we continue to remain silent.
The following year, 2000, saw the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women being formally adopted by the Commonwealth Government Office for Women. In 2003, the Australian Branch of the United Nations Development Fund for Women began campaigning on a national scale, with their efforts resulting in the successful distribution of ten thousand white ribbons.
On the 25th of November, you have the opportunity and indeed responsibility to join with millions of others around Australia and the world, to take a stand opposing violence against women. You can join the many who will be taking action, by supporting the annual White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign is aimed at increasing the awareness among Australians regarding the problems of gender based violence and discrimination. The campaign, advocates for women and men across the country to raise their voices and take an oath, swearing to never commit, excuse or remain silent. Each year, on the 25th of November, men and women are encouraged to show their support and commitment to the cause, by wearing a white ribbon or white wristband. Men and women, upon swearing and wearing of the white ribbons, actively challenge the behaviours and attitudes that have allowed for violence against women to occur. In swearing and wearing, they have acknowledged the problems our society and the world faces regarding violence against women and are advocating for change. The initial creation of the ‘White Ribbon Day’ was established by a group of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man’s massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. Their campaign aimed to encourage men to not remain silent about issues of violence against women.
Since the initial creation of the campaign, the symbol of the white ribbon has been supported and worn by hundreds of thousands of men and women throughout Australia. The campaign continues to grow annually, and every year witnesses increased participation by organizations and individuals across Australia. This year, Bond University has decided to join the hundreds of thousands around Australia who advocate for ending violence against women. However such an intiative is only as strong as we, the staff and students at Bond, wish it to be. The Bond University Student Association would like to invite staff and students to take action and support the cause by joining “Wednesday in White”. ‘Wednesday in White’ will be a joint effort between BUSA’s weekly Wednesday by the Water and the annual International White Ribbon Foundation Campaign. It is a student initiative aimed at supporting the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
drinks and white cupcakes to raise money to donate towards the cause. Also available to purchase will be White Ribbons and white wristbands, with all proceeds going towards the Campaign. BUSA is also proud to present a guest speaker, the highly acclaimed Dr. Michal Kaufman. Dr. Kaufman is the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women. He has and continues to work with the United Nations, national governments, women’s groups and other non-governmental organisations to promote gender equality and end violence against women. He is currently on his first tour of Australia, and has agreed to present at Bond University, the only University in Australia that will have the privilege of hosting him. Dr. Kaufman’s presentation is entitled “Man Talk: What every bloke has to know about good relationships”, and will run from 12:30-1:15pm. His presentation will focus on good sex, dating violence, healthy relationships and the importance of communication. So come down and join what will most definitely be a great event, don’t be afraid to bring along friends, your lecturers…you may even feel the need to pick up some randoms along the way! We can end violence against women in this country, one white ribbon at a time. We must not be silent any longer. Take a stand. Raise you voice. Make an oath. And let’s shake things up in this country, let’s turn this world upside down. By Jordan Pollock
The event is being held on Wednesday 24 November, at the Bond University Amphitheatre from 12pm-1.30pm. BUSA will be putting on a gold coin donation barbeque and offering the sale of
Anywhere from 5% to 36% of women report being physically abused by their partners in the last 12 months
24% of women have experienced unwanted sexual touching over their lifetime
Scope Sport Are your friends making you fat?
By Sarah Cobourn
investigators say. But since most people were gaining, not losing, over the 32 years of the study, the result was an obesity epidemic.
Remember back in junior school when you were warned about peer pressure? You were warned that your “friends” would pressure you to stay out late, drink alcohol, take drugs, and even eat Tim Tams! Okay, chances are you weren’t warned about the Tim Tans, but are your friends responsible if you’re obese? (And if everyone else jumped off a bridge, would you?)
Do you want to be the one ditching the pounds, the cigarettes, the computer game, the alcohol or whatever is your bad habit? Do you want to be the one stepping up to beat the monster and creating healthy habits?
In the last few decades there have been more obese and overweight people than ever in human history. Not coincidentally, there are now more extraordinary ways of trying to make fat people skinny than ever before: extreme diets, drugs, radical exercise regimes, gastric bypass…
If you want to improve the world with your good habits, math is on your side. Within three degrees most of us are connected to more than 1,000 people – all of whom we can potentially help make healthier, fitter and happier just by being a contagious example. “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer
But what about the big question? Why? Why are there more obese and overweight people? A few main reasons have been suggested, such as: 1. cheap food 2. lack of exercise 3. genetics
Staff v Students Golf Challenge The Bond University Golf Club is seeking 16 students to join 16 staff/faculty members in a competitive, yet social golf fixture. It is hoped that this event can become an annual highlight on the golfing calendar at Bond fostering a closer relationship between the staff and students.
But how about your friends? Does your social network, the people you regularly spend time and interact with, affect your weight? A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine involved a detailed analysis of a large social network of 12,067 people who had been closely followed for 32 years, from 1971 until 2003. The investigators knew who was friends with whom, as well as who was a spouse or sibling or neighbour, and they knew how much each person weighed at various times over three decades.
The details for the event are as follows: Date: Thursday 18th November Time: Registration from 5.30pm. Tee times 5.45pm to 6.30pm Venue: Emerald Lakes Golf Course, Alabaster Drive, Carrara Format: Single stroke. Best 10 scores for each of the staff/student teams to count towards perpetual trophy. Cost: $25 for SAM. $35 for Non-SAM. Includes 9 holes of night golf, motorised cart and a light dinner during the post golf presentations.
The answer, the researchers reported to the NY Times, was that people were most likely to become obese when a friend became obese. That increased a person’s chances of becoming obese by 57 percent. Proximity did not seem to matter: the influence of the friend remained even if the friend was hundreds of miles away. And the greatest influence of all was between mutual close friends. There, if one became obese, the odds of the other becoming obese were nearly tripled.
Entries close on TODAY Wednesday 17th November. Please contact Andrew Galligan (Andrew.galligan@ student.bond.edu.au) or James Rutty (marc.rutty@ student.bond.edu.au) to register your involvement or for more details.
The same effect seemed to occur for weight loss, the
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Left handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows For my first book review for Scope I’ve decided to relive my childhood days of Harry Potter. While some may scoff, the series penned by J.K. Rowling has sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and led to a successful movie franchise. With the first part of the final movie about to hit cinemas this week, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the Harry Potter book that inspired it; the Deathly Hallows. The Deathly Hallows (for non-Potter fans) is the final book of the series, which centres on Harry’s final battle with Lord Voldemort (the bad guy). While the books are technically written for children, the Deathly Hallows explores some deep themes that adults can relate to, or at least appreciate, the most prominent of which is death. Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, are forced to leave the safety of family and friends to find the Deathly Hallows that will hopefully lead to the downfall of Voldemort. Not everyone survives, and the book constantly shocks and surprises you. J.K. Rowling shows tremendous skill in drawing together themes and clues from all six preceding books to bring about the dramatic finale of the Deathly Hallows. The final book is somewhat less repetitive than the first six, being set away from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It also focuses more on the three central characters; Harry, Ron and Hermione. Some scenes, which follow the trio camping through the English countryside, can be a bit slow as they learn how to live with each other in less than desirable conditions. However, once they get over their somewhat moody teenage bickering we start to see the clues coming together and the trio focuses more on the bigger picture. For those who haven’t read the books, I’ll try not to give too much away, but the final battle is very well done and has you reading on well after you intended to stop. I will unashamedly say I did cry, but then again, I am a self-professed Harry Potter fan. Overall, this series is one of my favourites despite it being written for younger ages. I have read a ridiculous number of books (just ask my friends) but I always find myself picking up Harry Potter to read again. The intricate storyline allows you to find new clues and favourite lines after every read. If you haven’t given Harry Potter a go, whether because fantasy isn’t your thing or you’re not really a reader, I recommend you do. I honestly don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And even if you are, at least you’ll know what everyone else is talking about. If you’re a bit of a book snob (I can be too sometimes), then just remember that a good book isn’t always one that is extremely well written. Sometimes it’s the storyline that counts more, as it does in the case of Harry Potter. -- Julie Fox
Scope Jason Deruleaux
(I refuse to use his stage name. It is an insult to our intelligence) Hello Avid Scope readers. If you are familiar with my articles, you would know that I love metal (specifically hardcore). I do, every now and then, attempt to extend my music tastes to different genres. I suppose I would have a reputation for simply flaming artists that aren’t metal. This is not true. I appreciate well written and well crafted music. I believe that a musician is someone who plays an instrument, or is a master of their craft. That, or is highly skilled in their chosen genre. Jason Desrouleaux exemplifies these characteristics. He is a graduate of AMDA, and spent his youth studying opera, theatre and ballet. I do, however, pose one question to you: With such a fine curriculum vitae, how do you fuck up an album so much? Whatcha Say just makes me cringe. Pop artists are highly influential on the younger generations. With one of his hit singles being a syntax abortion, it is not surprising that I have no faith in the future of the English language. I listen to this album, and whilst there are a few things that I do like (some of the vocal melodies and harmonies); I often find it difficult to distinguish his ‘music’ between that of every other artist of this genre.
I know what you are thinking: I listen to metal, and that all sounds the same. No, no it doesn’t. I will freely admit that there is plenty of awful metal out there. I do ask in return that you believe me when I say that there is nothing special about Mr Desrouleaux. Just when I thought that it couldn’t get worse, I listen to Text. Granted, it is not entirely Derulo. However, if he decides to whore himself out to fellow artists, he needs to bear the repercussions. “Just hit me wit a text” .... Oh, really. How ‘bout y’all use dem real words, homie? You studied opera, ballet and the theatre, Mr Desrouleaux. However, you persist in writing monotonous music and then sampling the living hell out of it. That is not music! Do not even try and pass it off as music. You can’t even write your own music? What kind of piss poor musician are you? You need up to 7 people to write a track? Wanker. First things first- In My Head has four friggin’ chords repeated. Nothing changes in the chorus or verse. It’s just the same. At least the songs included in the Axis of Awesome compilation had some depth. This album is so good that I want to repeatedly bash my head into my keyboard. Who knows? It might make for better music that this crap. Rap artists, you are professed as being lyrical geniuses. How about you start living up to that reputation. Stop producing nonsensical bullshit, and start making some actual music.
-- Peter Clayton 2.1/10
S Rebekah Rankine Disclaimer: Author will not be held liable for broken hearts. So I’m just assuming that all you ladies out there have either read or seen the movie He’s Just Not That Into You. We all experienced how blatantly honest it was, and felt our hearts slowly break when we finally realised that the reason he hasn’t called isn’t because he lost his phone (or your numbers), or because he has been too busy with uni work to pick up his goddamn phone, but literally because he’s just not that into you. So now, a little treat (perhaps) for the boys -an insight to the minds of the ladies, a deep dark twisted space that you yearn to explore (not really, but if you do think it’s dark and twisted, she’s def not that into you). Enjoy... or, not: If she calls you mate, chum, buddy, or pretty much any synonym of friendshe’s just not that into you. If you’re always the one calling her and/ or she doesn’t return your phone calls, texts, Facebook wallposts, emails, BB messenger etc, she is just not that into you. As with guys, girls know just as much (if not better) how to use these channels of communication, and will talk to you if she’s into you. On another note, if a girl says that she will call you, and doesn’t... after a week, you can be sure that she is just not that into you. Calling when you say you’re going to call is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. If she can’t lay this one stupid brick down, you ain’t never gonna have a house, baby. If she’s not calling, you’re not on her mind. If she tells you she’s a virgin and waiting for marriage, or better yet, she tells you that she is
a lesbian but you swear you’ve seen her hooking up at Don’s with a guy, she’s just not that into you. If you can find her, then she can find you. If she wants to find you, she will. If not, she’s just not that into you. When a girl proclaims how great it is being single at the moment, you should be able to recognize that she is just not that into you. She’s just not that into you when you play hard to get by ignoring her, and she doesn’t even notice. When she spends time with you and friends — not alone, and not just with you, sure you may think, ‘She’s taking me along to hang out with her friends, she’s introducing me to them. Great.’ WRONG- she’s just not that into you. If you see your special lady with another guy, no they are not just friends... they’re lovers. She’s just not that into you. Get over it. She’s just not that into you if she only wants to see you, talk to you, have sex with you, etc., when she’s inebriated. When you see her strutting her stuff at Dons, and you say *insert something sleazy*, and she gives you ‘the look’, she’s just not that into you. If you have sent her about 2465184 repeated friend requests on Facebook, and she declines every one, she is just not that into you. If she mentions other guys she finds attractive, she’s probably just not that into you. OR, she’s playing the whole I’m-gonnatell-you-who-I-think-is-hot-to-make-youjealous card, and who wants a girl who plays games?
Couples usually wait around six to eight dates before they enter into an exclusive relationship
If she keeps asking about your guy friend, and just casually invites him to join in what you thought was ‘alone time’, you can bet your sorry ass that not only is she into your friend, but also just not that into you. If she tries to set you up with another woman, she’s just not that into you. One can only hope that if she’s doing this, you’ve noticed that she doesn’t like you. However, like most of us women out there, you could be completely clueless. She’s just not that into you if you ask her on several dates, and her response is at least one of the following: 1. I’m going to the gym (no girl that is into you would give up time with you for the gym, hot stuff). 2. I’m on a diet (Hellooooooooo, it’s called a salad). 3. I’m working on an article for Scope. 4. I’m tired. If she says you’re like a brother to her, she’s just not that into you. It’s probably never going to happen if she thinks of you as a brother. Not only would that seem wrong in her head, it also means that she has completely removed you from the group of men she sees as a potential life mate. No-one plans children with their siblings. Illegal! Bottom line- based on the words of the author of He’s Just Not That Into You himself, if your girl exhibits any of these signs, cut your losses and don’t waste your time. Move onnn hot stuff, She doesn’t need to be reminded that you’re great.
The most common time for breakups is around three to five months
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Turkish Delight chocolate We all think that itâ€™s ok. You, me and our friends, we all do it. We take photos and reminisce and make more memories. But this is no fluff piece. This is not me telling you that it is fine and that there are no consequences. Drinking is an entrenched part of Australian culture. For many of us it has played a substantial part of who we are and as such seems just to be another normal part of life. I can assure that it is not. I do not mean to seem like a hypocrite. Many of you who know me would recognise my affinity with the dark temptress which is alcohol. I can almost hear some of my mates laughing at some of the stupid times I have had with them whilst drunk. But stupid is an understatement. Whilst drunk I have fought, gotten angry, let loose, stripped, yelled, broken relationships, lost dignity and destroyed friendships beyond repair. This is something I am definitely not proud of. In Australia, 62% of adults consume alcohol weekly with 50% of children aged 14 and over having regularly consumed alcohol in the last twelve months. Moreover 27% of males and 23% of females under 24 experience injury as a
result of the consumption of alcohol, leading to alcohol being the second largest cause of substance related deaths in this country. I am not advocating abstinence from alcohol. When drinking it can be done safely. The best things to remember whilst drinking is to record how much you have drunk so you can monitor yourself, have a sober friend there to help you out If needed, do not leave your drink unattended and always seek help is something goes wrong. Alcohol affects us all and I can almost say with absolute certainty that most of you have been incredibly embarrassed as a result of drinking. I was once told by a mental health professional that because I am Indigenous with a history of alcoholism in the family, that I would have a 90% chance of that same disease. I did not believe her at the time, but I am aware now that whatever fun effects alcohol can have, the dire consequences are often unbelievably worse.
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Over 3,300 14-17 year olds were hospitalised for alcohol related injury and disease in 1999/2000 in Australia.
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During the ten years from 1993 to 2002, an estimated 501 under-aged drinkers died from injury or disease related to risky/high risk alcohol drinking in Australia.
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Young people, especially young women, are at high risk of abuse, including rape, when they are drunk.
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trivia Logic Puzzles 1. Who or what is Matilda in the song ‘Waltzing Matilda’? 2. What is the main ingredient of beer? 3. Which country’s flag is solid green? 4. What is the oldest religion in the world? 5. Name the longest highway in the world, and its approximate distance in kilometres.
Heart of Darkness, Coat of Grain, Was once alive, Now feels no pain, Never walks, but Leaves a Trail. Circle head and pointed tail. Grows shorter as the day goes onIts waistline is a hexagon. What am I?
What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat and 1/2 goat?
I have one, you have one. If you remove the first letter, a bit remains. If you remove the second, bit still remains. After much trying, you might be able to remove the third one also, but it remains. It dies hard!
Brain Teaser A man in a restaurant asked a waiter for a juice glass, a dinner plate, water, a match, and a lemon wedge. The man poured enough water onto the plate to cover it. “If you can get the water on the plate into this glass without touching or moving this plate, I will give you $100,” the man said. “You can use the match and lemon to do this.” A few minutes later, the waiter walked away with $100 in his pocket. How did the waiter get the water into the glass?
This is a very special grid, around each shaded number are 8 white squares. However, each white square should have a number from 1 to 7. Once filled in, these 8 numbers will sum to the shaded number. In addition, once completed correctly, no row nor column will contain a duplicate number within a white square. For example, the top row may be 5 6 4 2 3 1 7, etc.
Logic Puzzle Six men, whose names are Fred Alberts, Larry Smith, Brian Martin, Marty Jones, Bill Edison, and John Fox were in an elevator together. Suddenly, the lights went out. When the lights came back on, Fred Alberts was found stabbed. Other detectives have investigated. They have questioned the suspects, the witnesses, and people who know the suspects. They have collected physical evidence (hair samples, fibre samples, etc.) from the crime scene. They have collected 14 clues, but have not been able to solve the crime. Therefore, they have called in the world’s greatest detective, YOU. You must now examine the clues and solve the murder. 1. No two suspects have the same weight, colour shoes, colour umbrella, colour car, or hair colour. 2. The suspect who owns a purple car was wearing tan shoes. 3. The suspect who weighs 180 pounds owns a green car. 4. Brian Martin owns a green car. 5. The suspect who owns a black car was wearing blue shoes. 6. The suspect who weighs 150 pounds was wearing tan shoes. 7. Marty Jones was carrying a purple umbrella. 8. John Fox has red hair. 9. Larry Smith weighs 210 pounds. 10. The suspect who weighs 190 pounds was wearing blue shoes. 11. The suspect who was carrying a red umbrella is not the one who was wearing black shoes. 12. The murderer owns a black car. 13. The suspect who owns a white car is not the one who weighs 170 pounds. 14. Bill Edison was wearing brown shoes. 15. The suspect who weighs 190 pounds is not the one who has red hair.
Mondegreens 1. I’m throwing up, So you better get the laundry started 2. Open up to me, And I can do your girlfriends 3. Now is the perfect time for me to take your clothes off, Your bra strap is in my hand, right here 4. Get out get out get out it’s my truck 5. Hey, kitchen, leave this cheese alone! 6. Hold me close. Tie me down, sir 7. The sandwich is done, So I guess I’ll be leaving 8. You’re a pigeon, not a robin 9. Your body belongs in a toaster 10. Someone shaved my wife tonight 11. This ain’t a ceiling, it’s a ... dead ostrich! 12. She makes a man want a sea-sandwich 13. Looks like Batman brought me some pudding ... 14. Cos I’m shaving off my muff for you 15. You taught me how to touch myself
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