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Girls fighting in the Murray St Mall a sad sign of the times

Posted by Matt Hayden on Friday, March 15, 2013,
Still on the subject of girls behaving badly: Recently there was a vicious fight between girls in the Murray St Mall that was captured on video and uploaded to YouTube.

Obviously, such events are not entirely new. Kids can certainly be bloodlusting little brutes! I remember when I was at Mt Lawley High School back in the late seventies and early eighties. Occasionally, after school, there were fights at what we called “Smelly Lake”.

These were like theatrical attractions. Protagonists woul...
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Drunk girls at McDonalds video has certainly touched a nerve

Posted by Matt Hayden on Friday, March 15, 2013,
Looking at my stats, I have noticed that a lot of visitors are coming via searches related to that video of the man berating those drunk girls at McDonalds.

I think a lot of people want to find out who the protagonists actually were and what their background is. Unfortunately I have no details about this. I'm pretty sure the bloke was interviewed on tele a couple of days ago. And I read somewhere that the girls were actually uni students who were mortified about what happened. I'm sure that ev...
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Scarborough becoming increasingly like Bondi

Posted by Matt Hayden on Wednesday, March 13, 2013,
I recently found this page about how Scarborough Beach has been seen as our own version of Bondi Beach since as far back as 1939. Of course in those days the comparison mainly related to how popular these two surf beaches were with families during summer.

Nowadays, they have more in common, such as the population density of both suburbs. Needless to say Bondi is the more crowded suburb of the two by far. There are countless units right near the water. Most have been there for decades, and man...
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Man berates drunk girls at Innaloo McDonalds

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, March 12, 2013,
Still on the subject of Innaloo: The McDonalds there was the scene of an altercation filmed on a mobile phone that was ultimately reported internationally. Basically some drunk girls were being antisocial and throwing their food around. One older bloke was disgusted, got up and confronted them.

This event, as well as many I've seen with my own eyes, shows just how much society has changed in the last several decades. Sure, there were always drunken, antisocial idiots. But there are certainly ...
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Galahs and corellas seen feeding at Innaloo

Posted by Matt Hayden on Monday, March 11, 2013,
Had to go out to Innaloo several times recently. While out there one sunny afternoon last week I spotted a flock of white birds foraging for food. Wasn't sure what species they were at the time but have subsequently learned that they were corellas of some sort. They look most likely to be long-billed corellas -- although that seems a bit odd because they seem confined to the eastern states. Maybe they were on holiday?

Anyway I returned to that area a day or two later and saw another flock of b...

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Colin Barnett, Mark McGowan, Troy Buswell and Julia Gillard

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, March 5, 2013,
Colin Barnett is pretty much a dead cert to retain his job as Premier of Western Australia on March 9. He's been at the helm of a booming state for a while now and he's been a competent and confident leader. Of course state issues are different to federal ones but they do influence each other. And the Libs are certainly capitalizing on the dysfunction in Canberra. I've seen at least one ad that reminds West Aussies about what a mess the current Australian Government is in. This will be highly...
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When War Came to Fremantle
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