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Read that during current lockdown...

#1 Unread post by Mel » May 18th, 2020, 10:32 pm

...one in 10 women are afraid or very afraid of spousal abuse. (As a side note, I also understand that men are victims also, but we can't talk about that, report it, or seek any help for that, because that's just how it is).

So I'm thinking one in 10 is a pretty substantial number, if that number is correct. It also tells me that one in 10 women didn't choose their partners very well if just spending some time at home together is enough to bring out the slappin' hand!

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#2 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 18th, 2020, 10:53 pm

These kinds of men are very charming in the beginning...over time they manipulate her until eventually threatening and controlling her in many ways someone like you would not understand...which makes it difficult for these women to leave the relationship. This also happens to men.

Sometimes women leave the relationship, but the guy still stalks them, court and court orders can become pointless cause some of these people just know when to stop.

Woman or man, the victim is not at fault for "not chosing their partners well"...they are not resopnsible for the other persons cruel behaviour...their cruel behaviour is a mental illness. These kinds of people can never be rehabilitated, understand the destruction they have caused or even live a normal life.
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#3 Unread post by Mel » May 18th, 2020, 11:01 pm

I do understand the dynamics, but it's interesting to me as to why a quasi-lockdown for a couple of months would accelerate things... Were these couples just barely managing before Covid?

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#4 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 18th, 2020, 11:14 pm

It would accelerate things because they are in the same confinement for a long time..they are not at work, he's not at the bar..instead he's home drinking and taking it out on her 24/7...and she can't go anywhere cause of the lockdown.

Stuff like this can drive people to the edge.
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#5 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 18th, 2020, 11:18 pm

I hope some of the women and men, will have to nerve to leave these assholes in a learning from this crisis. Its too bad that none of them will be charged or jailed for what they've done. They will eventually find another victim and do the same thing all over.
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#6 Unread post by Mel » May 18th, 2020, 11:19 pm

You'd think if they decided to get married, they'd be able to spend a couple of months together without attacking each other...

It really does make me wonder, when I see apparently 'happy' families out in public together, that it's probably not always what really is seen behind closed doors.

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#7 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 18th, 2020, 11:35 pm

Fb families. None of them are perfect, they all have their stories.

It's sad that women who are being abused are not the only victims...their children have to witness it, some of them get abused as well.
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#8 Unread post by Mel » May 18th, 2020, 11:41 pm

Kids are the ones that suffer, I know... Parents may think the kids won't notice. Kids see and hear everything.

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#9 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 18th, 2020, 11:47 pm

It affects kids deeply. You'd be surprised whose doing what, doing things they shouldn't be doing...my daughter told me some stuff I shouldn't know about others peoples parents she witnessed. And a few of them shouldn't be drinking and they are :mad:
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#10 Unread post by Mel » May 18th, 2020, 11:55 pm

Berry Sweet wrote:It affects kids deeply. You'd be surprised whose doing what, doing things they shouldn't be doing...my daughter told me some stuff I shouldn't know about others peoples parents she witnessed. And a few of them shouldn't be drinking and they are :mad:
I know. Young kids are impressionable, and will absolutely soak up everything that they see and hear no matter where they are. They are also horrible liars, as they haven't learnt that yet, so they'll generally either stay silent or tell the outright truth! :laugh:

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#11 Unread post by Vancouver » May 18th, 2020, 11:57 pm

Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
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#12 Unread post by Mel » May 19th, 2020, 12:02 am

TheVancouverGuy wrote:Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
Beer is taxed at close to 50% of purchase price, believe it or not. You can Google "Prohibition" if you want other reasons...

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#13 Unread post by Dinky Dazza » May 19th, 2020, 12:02 am

TheVancouverGuy wrote:Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
It is if we have to endure endless decrees about when we should or shouldn't leave our homes or go broke without any redress... (which sends us broke since it ain't our leader's monies they're kindly remitting).... rather, our children's and theirs...

Welcome to Dark Ages 2.0..... hope you socked away physical valuables....
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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#14 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 19th, 2020, 12:04 am

TheVancouverGuy wrote:Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
It is. If alcoholics can't get their fix, they will go nuts and things will be worse. They will end up at ER too.

I don't see it as an essential services either but you'd be surprised how many alcoholics there really are in this city.
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#15 Unread post by Dinky Dazza » May 19th, 2020, 12:11 am

Mel wrote:
TheVancouverGuy wrote:Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
Beer is taxed at close to 50% of purchase price, believe it or not. You can Google "Prohibition" if you want other reasons...

I paid 60 bucks AUD for a 700 ml bottle of average American sour mash whiskey the other day... I believe the exchange rates are similar....yet I can get a litre bottle of 70% handwash for 15 bucks...

...but it's diluted in glycerine, aloe, and methyls to make it totally not like vodka... it would be poisonous...

But our tax office loves their vice tax revenues... almost half of the purchase price, in fact...

Fck those motherfckers... those disgusting leaches...
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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#16 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 19th, 2020, 12:15 am

Dinky Dazza wrote:
Mel wrote:
TheVancouverGuy wrote:Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
Beer is taxed at close to 50% of purchase price, believe it or not. You can Google "Prohibition" if you want other reasons...

I paid 60 bucks AUD for a 700 ml bottle of average American sour mash whiskey the other day... I believe the exchange rates are similar....yet I can get a litre bottle of 70% handwash for 15 bucks...

...but it's diluted in glycerine, aloe, and methyls to make it totally not like vodka... it would be poisonous...

But our tax office loves their vice tax revenues... almost half of the purchase price, in fact...

Fck those motherfckers... those disgusting leaches...
How much for a bottle of Grand Marnier?
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#17 Unread post by Dinky Dazza » May 19th, 2020, 12:21 am

Berry Sweet wrote:
Dinky Dazza wrote:
Mel wrote:
TheVancouverGuy wrote:Always lineups outside the liquor stores. As if alcohol is essential.
Beer is taxed at close to 50% of purchase price, believe it or not. You can Google "Prohibition" if you want other reasons...



I paid 60 bucks AUD for a 700 ml bottle of average American sour mash whiskey the other day... I believe the exchange rates are similar....yet I can get a litre bottle of 70% handwash for 15 bucks...

...but it's diluted in glycerine, aloe, and methyls to make it totally not like vodka... it would be poisonous...

But our tax office loves their vice tax revenues... almost half of the purchase price, in fact...

Fck those motherfckers... those disgusting leaches...
How much for a bottle of Grand Marnier?
About 70-80 bucks AUD unless you go to a specialized liquor warehouse here... about 60-65 bucks AUD... independent grocers like IGA, even more....
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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#18 Unread post by Mel » May 19th, 2020, 12:27 am

We can now understand, apart from the problem of drinkers getting their drink on in other ways, that booze provides a massive tax flow to our Governments.

Almost 50% in Canada, tax rate on booze. I have a huge powered workshop on my property, and could easily set up small-scale production of almost anything in there...

THAT's why liquor stores are open! :laugh:

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#19 Unread post by Dinky Dazza » May 19th, 2020, 12:43 am

Mel wrote:We can now understand, apart from the problem of drinkers getting their drink on in other ways, that booze provides a massive tax flow to our Governments.

Almost 50% in Canada, tax rate on booze. I have a huge powered workshop on my property, and could easily set up small-scale production of almost anything in there...

THAT's why liquor stores are open! :laugh:
We have beer brew shops here (places to buy various beer brewing ingredients and hardware)....

...beer brewing is completely legal. Even the supermarkets offer name brand generic beer powders in tins...


...however, actual brew shops offer semi automatic countertop essential oil diffusing units...

I've sampled these essential oils before through friends, and the essence is fine, and about the price of a bag or two of mere sugar cane...


....I might get into naturopathy.
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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#20 Unread post by Berry Sweet » May 19th, 2020, 12:48 am

Im glad I dont drink...I sis however stop at a government liquor store to get something for my mom for mothers day...the line up was ridiculous...I left, went to a private store not far...they were actually gone *shocker* and the final one I was in and out, no line ups.

I take it the ones who were waiting were gonna stock up a shopping cartful and get their binge on. I parked at the other end, so I didnt see the line up going opposite, alot of people started yelling at me to go to the back of the line...I stood there and looked at these people... I realized it had to be an hour wait, just knowing mosr of them needed their booze...fuck it reminded me of a line up for methadone.
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