10 Oct 2022

Disabled and Aged don't mix with Electric scooters


There must be better education around the use of e-scooters and rules for the users. 

There have been concerns raised about the regulating and the policing of electric scooters. It is about how they interact with the public and their use in common areas pedestrians use.

How scooters are used is a safety issue, particularly for disabled people. They cause congestion on the footpaths when they are left, which can be particularly difficult for people with mobility issues.

They are left lying across footpaths and even in underpasses, they are left everywhere!

They are capable of high speed and operate very quietly and users don't use the 'horn/bell' often enough.

There is evidence of a large range of injuries that do occur due to falls or collisions while trying to avoid dumped scooters.

There's not a general awareness by the public of just how serious these injuries can be.

9 Oct 2022

Trickle-down, the only trickle down I know of happens in a toilet!


The super-wealthy don’t create jobs or raise wages.

Jobs are created when average working people earn enough money to buy all the goods and services they produce. That pushes companies to hire more people and pay them higher wages and that in turn makes the super-wealthy more wealthy.

Trickle-down economics is a cruel joke.

The so-called free market has been distorted by huge campaign contributions from the ultra-rich.

Don’t lionize the ultra-rich as superior “self-made” human beings who deserve their billions. Most were lucky or had connections.

In reality, there is no justification for today’s extraordinary concentration of wealth at the very top. It’s distorting our politics, rigging our markets and granting unprecedented power to a handful of people.

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