Only the red countries or regions on the map mandate bicycle helmets by law and enforce them with fines. Australia’s laws on this are not “world class”, “progressive” or even reasonable. They are just one of many symptoms of an overly powerful public health and safety bureaucracy and a polity that is either well conditioned to disproportionate responses to a range of issues or too lazy or too busy to fight the busybodies making work for themselves and their mates.
they dont enforce these rules at all in my experience
Only once did I witness any semblance of policing this. Walking in Perth CBD about 5 years ago saw two horseback cops having a convo with a guy on a bike, no helmet.
But then again, I was pulled over for driving in a bus lane a year back just after 4 pm. Got the works, breathylizer, drug test, was let go with a promise that “the office” will consider if I should get a fine. Cunts just changed the bus lane protection times from 4:30 pm to 4 pm.
Never got a fine.
I’ve been on the recieving end of enforcement.
This is the hill you want to die on?
Dam Andrews in the midst of his Lockdowns and general ass-fucking of the populace pushes through a ridiculous diversion and meaningless to 99% of the public, but a clear gesture of loyalty to his backers and future employers.
The Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022 was passed in 2022 and makes it a criminal offence for a person to intentionally display the Nazi symbol (the Hakenkreuz, often referred to as the Nazi swastika) in public.
Anyone who intentionally displays the Nazi symbol in public will face penalties of up to almost $22,000, 12 months imprisonment or both.
With the hundreds of thousands of useless and invariably unhealthy elderly migrants to be brought in by this Labor Government, it won’t matter if a million cyclists crash without helmets. Medicare will be fucked dealing with these migrants.
Kind of justified given that we have (expensive/quality) public healthcare and welfare state
how many extra bogans with head injuries we would be on the hook for if shazza and Dazza could ride around pissed without helmets
when there’s no self sufficiency or responsibility, there should be no expectation of freedom
“Various studies have provided conflicting claims about the effectiveness of helmets in reducing head injuries.”
“Chris Rissel, professor of public health at the University of Sydney, has written that cycling numbers dropped after the helmet laws were introduced and any reduction in head injuries could be attributed to there being fewer cyclists on the road.”
It’s the same public health zealots who gave us the covid vaccine mandate. Always “safety” first, with safety being the most draconian measure possible. No different to the temperance zealots who brought in prohibition.
I exist in the wrong country at the wrong time. This is a stifled and boring populace tolerating the crushing of their spirits for the sake of comfort and security. Freedoms are more important than this.
zero evidence provided in that guardian article to support that just opinion
where are the studies that they claim provide conflicting results ?
they don’t link a single one
Here is a meta analysis
just people wanting their preferred opinion to be true , without substantiation
now if there was an agreement that you don’t receive any govt support or free medical care if you injure yourself while riding a bike helmet less , then it would be reasonable to abolish compulsory helmets
that is however in turn going to lead to a lot of homelessness , gofundmes, crime etc
a welfare state is by necessity a nanny state
and i will repeat this for emphasis:
So if you receive a head injury at any time while not wearing a helmet you shouldn’t receive treatment.
Why are bikes singled out when as you yourself point out the same is true of cars and literally any other head impacts?
Click on the links e.g the ‘has written” in the quote I pulled. Plenty of studies in the end notes.
No other welfare states enforce bike helmets like we do. That is what the map shows.
edit 2 protagonists?
From Hersh’s account it seems as though my spitballing on Israeli involvement was off the mark [No.1 – I concede and up my US probability of direct involvement to 90%].
But still this comment was intriguing:
Given that he has already written extensively of US, Norweign and potentially Denmark and Sweden’s involvement.
no mention of brits
Brits had nothing to gain. Norway did, and so did US, from what I read they are now the biggest LNG exporter, eclipsing Qatar
that begs a question then ..wtf is britain doing in this war?….I smell money …lots of money ..an example of square mile shitfuckery of which BP is the least
I really think it’s about Brits ruling family trying to get back to their empire status, since the US is rapidly losing ground.
When the multipolar world comes, they want a piece of the pie.
Caption: The King and the Jester
What has UK got to do with anything?
is it along the lines of The City Evil Financier conspiracies?
It has been really strange that since the beginning of this Support Ukraine battle cry the UK has been as strong, if not stronger than the USA, voice for Ukraine. Also, UK tried to front run a few things, like BoJo visit in April last year that scuttled the peace deal, declared their everlasting love for all things Ukrainian through 3 PMs, even when their own people were fighting high inflation, power cost, demonstrations. UK were first to commit to providing main battle tanks, pushing others to follow.
It all seems odd. UK is usually the lapdog, not the leader of the pack. My speculation is that the can see the end of US hegemony and the emergence of a multipolar world. EU is done, the US is in decline, neither China nor Russia want to be the hegemon, so there is a chance for UK to regain some of its imperial ambition
Exactly – the Brits are just the biggest useful idiot in the room. With their fading relevance they take this role on the world stage thinking it shows people (see above) that they still got it.
suddenly….. suspending insolvency laws has consequences perhaps?
I like freedom, but it can only apply when the freedom doesn’t hurt others.
Helmet wearing is essential because Medicare pays for the outcome, emergency services see enough carnage, taxpayers will fund a head injury in a thousand ways.
My maxim is; more people = less freedom
Spoken like a true Aussie.
Interestingly , many studies have shown that helmets provide significant protection and improve outcomes in car accidents too
makes no sense that they aren’t mandated for car drivers and passengers too
you can imagine the bogan outrage if they brought that in
all the unemployed DSP cookers on here would be declaring themselves sovereign citizens
meanwhile the Asian taxpayers would just do it
so lets spend umpteen billion bux on 47 airbags for every vehicle instead
another very good point
helmet costs $30
essentially another line of grift
those airbags prevent more than just head injuries.
dunno really …the only time i was involved with an air bag deployment there was no chance of any injury at all ..travelling to slow
We should lock down until we’ve figured out what’s going on with cars
helmets would prevent most head injuries full stop(no shit….).
We should mandate helmets be worn at all times, even in your own home, and especially in the shower where the chance of slipping over and hitting your head on a hard surface is high…
takes me back to the construction of the old bhp hq
silly bastards dropped a 600mm rsj from the 22nd story.
inserted itself vertically in the concrete of the basement
safety feller sez this is why we wear hard hats
he’s not wrong
Wokists exposing themselves as racists is my favourite genre
Their whole ideology is based around race and adjusting for differences instead of just accepting differences.
Scratch the surface and most progressives are not only fundamentally racist, they’re usually unrepentant authoritarians too.
What-If: Coming was a Fin-Twit Account?
Lmao. Don’t know the entire story, but that is pretty funny.
long but staggering video from jordan
he is a bit of annoying ALP shill but he is the best journalist in the country
I watched that last night. It was funny watching when it played out, but when it all gets jammed into one video it just looks completely demented. Barilaro has got to be one of the scummiest Australian politicians I can recall.
I think Barilaro’s just one of the dumbest.
The rest at least hide it a bit better.
Best journalist who’s hero is degenerate neoliberal tranny fucker Paul Keating.
but that’s the sad state of affairs we are in
Paul Keating? The one whose daughter is a close personal friend of Jeffrey Epstein, stayed at his house etc.
We’ll just keep giving out visas:
Someone on here was saying Albo is Biden without the dementia.
Modern day blackbirding, fully supported by woke progressives.
Stewie, you got a mention on an article at EmBee:
LOL at the first comment. Surprised it wasn’t deleted.
Ironically Stewie is living rent free in MBs head
Lol – I wonder if DLS chewed Leigh out for daring to mention the evil one? I see that he chimed into the comments further down.
Leith isn’t such a sook and happier to treat an idea or comment on its own merit, and not judge it by where it has come from… a truth remains a truth, no matter who says it.
I can’t wait for the not racist dennis take on that article. He must be having connipitions
Lol at immigration lunatic.
Also shows, along with that Tulip flower, how the density issue is a red herring argument used to deflect away from shining the spotlight on the rate of immigration.
Quite clear that Dennis has never experienced violence in his life, because if he had he wouldn’t be as abusive as he is.
say the same about that dawson thing of per capita posted below
True. I don’t think I’ve seen a more aggressive shithead anywhere on the internet. It’s like he wasn’t socialised properly as a child, and his response to anyone who disagrees with him is a torrent of abuse. Its odd, because he gdnerally seems like an effeminate SJW lefty softcock.
He must be an absolute dream to be around.
wait wasnt dennis that nazi guy
I don’t think he was/is a nazi. Though it would be kind of funny if he was.
Nah – just some aggressive, progressive Boomer of a similar ilk to DrSmiturd
Didn’t recall anyone of note called Dennis. Just looking at that exchange he seems to be a troll, not even a paid up member.
there was another guy on there called Denis (i think)who was actually a neo nazi, he was solid im not sure why hes not here already
Yeah Dennis413 I think he was. He was like the photonegative of Dennis the progressive.
has me longing for the days of scomo and abbott
“Those offshore detention contracts are costing us billions, so let’s deploy navy and ABF ships at the cost of millions of dollars a day to repeat the same problem from 10 years ago instead”
Vaxxed and ready to relax
current status – cooked
It is only acceptable for property developers and the immigration industrial complex to kill native wildlife. Cats do not give donations, there are no Cat board appointments.
very reasonable law
these are real greenies, not the fake kind
I support it
what do you think is reasonable about allowing bogans to let their cats roam free and slaughter millions of native wildlife?
should the same bogans be allowed to let their pitbulls roam free slaughtering children?
The fact that 100% of new environmental regulations are directed towards increasing the misery of normies and 0% are directed towards more destructive activities undertaken by the very rich and corporations. E.g., taxes that affect planes that normies use don’t affect private jets that rich cunts use: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-09/private-jets-amazon-orders-set-to-escape-higher-eu-energy-taxes
Describing anyone who does anything you don’t like as an evil wh*te bogan doesn’t make your points more persuasive.
And the fact that you believe exactly the same things as Dan Andrews except you want lower taxes. Before it was Jim Chalmers but you’re also into safety bullshit so now you’re Andrews.
the fuck does private jets have to do with cats killing native wildlife
becuse we aren’t fixing one problem, let’s not fix any problems
Because if we just cop every environmental regulation that the elites want to put on us so that the planet can survive them doing whatever they like, then eventually we’ll probably be living in the fucking Metaverse like it’s Matrix or some shit.
Until these cunts are willing to curtail their environmentally destructive activities in any way shape or form, I don’t think we should accept this very obvious scheme to free up the environmental budget for them to live even larger.
the “elites” are now crimping your ability to let your cat roam free
jesus christ most of the people here are just mentally ill
>Literal law put in place by lawmakers that you need to keep your cat inside or in a cat prison, or else the thing presumably gets euthanised.
>Omg u cooker how dare you say that the elites have reduced your rights.
Raise your trolling game or gtfo.
or… just keep your fucking cat inside?
Or just… pick somewhere else to simp for elites because it’s fucking tedious seeing you here all day arguing things that you don’t even actually believe, just to get a rise out of people.
Unfortunately I think he actually believes his bullshit.
Gotta wonder what his employer thinks about him spending all day here spraying his shit. Good thing he got vaxxed to keep that job he’s not doing…
I wonder if all the deranged behaviour and opinions displayed by cookers on this website could be due to toxoplasmosis induced personality changes, from exposure to cat faeces
how many of you cookers own or have owned cats?
Douchey Howser is on the case
i dont own any pets i dgaf about them theyre just dirty and annoying. another way to be less free in life essentially, never understood why so many people wanted to do that to themselves
Emergency food supply
Rabbits are better than dogs and cats though, right?
remember reading that carnivore/predator meat isn’t really good eating
I thought you said you had a dog?
It was just a metaphysical dog?
I believe the dog being discussed was coming…
Native wildlife has already been completely decimated long before someone moves in with a cat. Clearfelling every tree in the area and bulldozing all the ground doesn’t leave much food for wildlife. IF you want to save the wildlife cats aren’t the point to be starting at.
This is right. Saving wildlife is not a sensible goal in towns and cities.
out in the bush where the wildlife is, perhaps the feral cats can be shot or poisoned?
the foxes are eating as much as the cats, and the rabbits are destroying the entire environment anyway…
kill them all?
might be a way to utilise those millions of vials of Pfizer shots that nobody wants
I’m sure no ones thought of trying that strategy yet…
Maybe legislate that they must wear masks and can only leave their burrows for 1 hour a day, if exercising.
then they’ll get fed up and move to New Zealand or Thailand or something
over here rabbits have slowed considerably..calici rkt them
cats and foxes and feral dogs are still an issue.
unfortunately we can’t do the denham peninsula thing everywhere ….too much country
cats eat fresh…about half or less …gunna have to be radical bait.