You can lead a horse to water but you can’t …

Comment on Shock numbers for kids in ‘out of home’ care by Greg.

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.
It’s unfortunately the same for some of the Aboriginal people.
You can spend millions and help them all the way but if they don’t care about them selves or their kids then it’s a waste of time.
Which is odd as they pride them selves on being a very family orientated people, but all to often some end up being selfish.
Sad, especially for the kids that are stuck in that environment and will grow up thinking it’s the norm, and continuing the chain.

Recent Comments by Greg

Government millions spent outside tender process
While I wouldn’t have a clue about this kind of stuff, I would wager just about all builders in this town who could do this kind of work all live in nice big house and own 80k cars.
Show me a builder that isn’t well off and I’ll show you a builder who doesn’t live in Alice Springs.


Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
Erwin, the answer to that question is yes, some can, but there is also a large amount who cannot.
But it’s easier for some to ignore facts and results we see in the media and keep forking out barrels of money just so a minority don’t call them names for trying to save a dying culture from its own hands.
People might start mislabelling your actions as stolen generation, instead of what they should be called saving generations.


Young thugs assault two men for cigarettes
Didn’t these two know there was a curfew for law-abiding citizens, they aren’t allowed out of their home after 9pm.
Oh, that’s right, it’s because its unwritten, just known.


Crims terrorise Gillen, three cops attacked
I don’t envy the police in Alice. It must be so disheartening to know that whatever they do these criminals will be back on the streets the next day with a slap on the wrist for them to do it again.
Simply go to your court case and mention your upbringing and offer a lawyer drafted apology and the judge will take pity and release you with stern words.
As we can see they are training their kids to follow in their footsteps, nice to know they will be properly training and hardened to crime by the time they are teenagers.


When 20% royalties shrivel to as little as 1%
The rich will always “accidentally” create loopholes in their policies so that they and their shady deals can prosper.
And yet even when realised they don’t get closed up, they just get mentioned and forgotten about. What an age we live in.


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