Another Bourke Street tradgedy

 
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

YM
Yes i know the feeling and yes i will take care as the report us types abound on here.

Fortunatly we are not alone in our causes as there are still many decent people on here who think like us...it is sad that some people can write massive multi paragraph posts using many acronims when a short factual post with the basic infomation is not only easier to read/comprehend but takes less time to write out.

We are the old school types who were taught by the Railways to write short factual reports without using waffle or BS to pad them out.....although replying to bungs it could be handy to baffle them with BS lolz.

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
It seems, so far, that the ban has given me a level of 'tranquility' in simply watching the idiots from a distance if I even choose to do that.

I am more likely to extend my self imposed ban than reduce it I think.
"YM-Mundrabilla"
Very good idea - you could grow old worrying about nongs who know nothing about the simple skill of communication.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
rtt
Well done as per standard you go off on a tangent after getting called on making a post with no clue after several others said MFB....Metropolitan Fire Brigade...which service has been known by these initials for over 100 years and the media have used this short hand for almost as long Across Australia in nightly news broadcasts about fires in Melbourne.

Yet you roll out the i am not Victorian defence...i suppose you would call the RFS as fire and Rescue too.

Love your thread hijack attempt by having a waffle about acronims in Saudi too was a great try indeed pity its as see through as lace curtain.
42101 A end
What tangent?

YM said "What is VFS?"

I immediately posted I meant "Victorian Fire Service". If that's not the real name, big F'n deal, just a simple "its called....", would have done.  YM's comment was what is VFS? Had I posted Victorian Fire Service upfront would you still be babling bull $hit? What has the name Fire and Rescue got to with anything?

.....and you claim I'm going off on a tangent!

"Love your thread hijack attempt by having a waffle about acronims (?) in Saudi too was a great try indeed pity its as see through as lace curtain."

...yet another tangent. Now I know you really have lost the plot, what the hell has "Saudi" got to do with anything? I didn't say it, I've never been there, I don't know any people from there, I don't do business with people from there! Also please define what you mean by the word "Saudi". is it a person, a place.....


420101,
do yourself a favor, quit your BS, and post something about rail or whatever, but give up on digging your own hole on the personal attacks.

EDIT: Why did you choose a topic about a tragedy to start a personal slanging match?
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

Ahh look yet another edit of a post funny how you edit every post every day.
Yep go the attack post as a means of deflecting attention away old tried and true tactic indeed.
Well lets try Dubai then shall we as i confused the 2 locations....must be a great job you have that you can spend your working hours posting on here.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The Trolley Man is now the wanted man with police now wanting to speak with him over a series of robberies in the Melbourne CBD.
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

CH7 news just had a quick piece about that.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
The Trolley Man is now the wanted man with police now wanting to speak with him over a series of robberies in the Melbourne CBD.
bevans
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-15/police-want-to-speak-to-trolley-man-over-crimes/10502580

Interestingly this appears to be a heavily edited version of a story that I read first thing this morning. All the "is keen to do the right thing" bit has been added later, I assume due to negative reaction to the original version.

RPers aren't the only ones who edit to change the meaning of a post eh!

BG
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
He was homeless AND on parole - you can't be on parole with no permanent address to reside, although they often ignore that in their rush to get you out of prison.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
A taxi/uber driver was on the radio yesterday saying that he drove Trolley-man "to his home", so he could escape the media attention.

He is not homeless, just chooses to live on the CBD streets.
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
As per your standards just run with the sky news,allan jones,bolt,mitchell lets attack someone who had the heart to try and help.
Pretty standard of you.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
DD
As per your standards just run with the sky news,allan jones,bolt,mitchell lets attack someone who had the heart to try and help.
Pretty standard of you.
42101 A end
Where did I attack the man - all I said was that you're not supposed to be on parole and homeless. You really do have an over-active imagination - try sticking with facts for a change.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

The Trolley Man is now the wanted man with police now wanting to speak with him over a series of robberies in the Melbourne CBD.
It is difficult to hide in plain sight.Sad
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
When you stick to facts instead of bandwagon jumping shock jock following or just straight up being your usual redneck self then i might stop calling you on your attitude towards other people.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
He is not homeless, just chooses to live on the CBD streets.
Donald
Back in the late 80s I used to work night shift in the Print Room at The Australian in LaTrobe St. We were right near the Gill Home for Men (Salvation Army). There were a bunch of old blokes who used to sleep in a car in the side street just up from us (Wills St?) and they would come and get newspaper and twine from us on cold nights to wrap themselves up.

The ringleader was a bloke they called Deafy for obvious reasons. He was as silly as a mule, drunk all the time and stank to high heaven,

Every now and again Deafy would disappear for a while, sometimes a day or so, sometimes longer. Turned out he came from a really well off family, he didn't need to sleep rough he just chose to because he liked the companionship of "the road". His disappearances were down to his family, they would take him away every now and again, clean him up and try to get him sober and living at home.

After a while he would escape and make his way back to the others. I heard later that old Deafy was hit by a car and killed in LaTrobe St. Was never able to verify the story but he was one interesting bloke.

BG
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
DD
When you stick to facts instead of bandwagon jumping shock jock following or just straight up being your usual redneck self then i might stop calling you on your attitude towards other people.
42101 A end
Again, show me where I said something bad about "trolley man"... or are you just looking for an excuse to attack me.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
He is not homeless, just chooses to live on the CBD streets.
Back in the late 80s I used to work night shift in the Print Room at The Australian in LaTrobe St. We were right near the Gill Home for Men (Salvation Army). There were a bunch of old blokes who used to sleep in a car in the side street just up from us (Wills St?) and they would come and get newspaper and twine from us on cold nights to wrap themselves up.

The ringleader was a bloke they called Deafy for obvious reasons. He was as silly as a mule, drunk all the time and stank to high heaven,

Every now and again Deafy would disappear for a while, sometimes a day or so, sometimes longer. Turned out he came from a really well off family, he didn't need to sleep rough he just chose to because he liked the companionship of "the road". His disappearances were down to his family, they would take him away every now and again, clean him up and try to get him sober and living at home.

After a while he would escape and make his way back to the others. I heard later that old Deafy was hit by a car and killed in LaTrobe St. Was never able to verify the story but he was one interesting bloke.

BG
BrentonGolding
Thanks for that story, BG. Having worked in emergency housing in Melbourne before I can confirm that there's a lot of different reasons why people are homeless. Usually its not a choice but I also met lots of people (usually men) camped out around different parts of Melbourne - they're everywhere. I often got people into homeless shelters for a night or two just so they could get themselves cleaned up and do laundry. Lots of people are too crazy to hold down permanent accommodation, but there's also a sizeable minority who just refuse to get off the streets for whatever reason - they're quite happy to go back to their squat/railway bridge/night-time camp whatever.

The only real problem with that is you're exposed to the elements, the cops constantly hassle (and search) you and it can be extremely dangerous, homeless people are a soft target for young blokes looking to punch on when they're drunk and on the town. Personally I'd hate to live like that but there are genuinely people out of that crowd for whom it's a choice, they just don't want to live like the rest of us.
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
So you claim you worked with the homeless eh....then you go on to use derogatory words to describe them....oh you are such a piece of work.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
DD
So you claim you worked with the homeless eh....then you go on to use derogatory words to describe them....oh you are such a piece of work.
42101 A end
SO how many years have you spent working with disadvantaged people in Melbourne?
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
Not one at all but if i did i would be a hell of a lot more compasionate than to use the terms you did to describe the mentaly ill....nor would i use it to make myself look big in a Railway Forum.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
DD
Not one at all but if i did i would be a hell of a lot more compasionate than to use the terms you did to describe the mentaly ill....nor would i use it to make myself look big in a Railway Forum.
42101 A end
"To make myself look big in a railway forum"?

A-End? Bell-end more like it.
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
Well done when losing a argument to someone who calls you out for your behaviour fall back on the bog standard rude comment/insult....glad i dont stoop to such a level.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
DD
Well done when losing a argument to someone who calls you out for your behaviour fall back on the bog standard rude comment/insult....glad i dont stoop to such a level.
42101 A end
No but instead you dismiss my personal experience - my own lived experience - in working with those people because I dared to use a term that you considered to be derogatory towards that client group. I understand that you're both an experienced railway man AND a long term poster on this board under different avatars. Let's swap roles for a minute and I'll start telling you all about how the railways work without having so much as set foot on a footplate.

How do you think that would make you feel - being told by someone who has never, ever done that sort of work that your attitude is wrong and tell me that wouldn't get your back up.
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
I love how you jump straight into assuming i have never done ANY work with the disabled or other types that need a helping hand in life...my comment was....not in Melbourne....hint hint...and most of us just keep what we have done under our hats.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
DD
I love how you jump straight into assuming i have never done ANY work with the disabled or other types that need a helping hand in life...my comment was....not in Melbourne....hint hint...and most of us just keep what we have done under our hats.
42101 A end
Okay, so you question my comments on Trolley Man as though I have absolutely no authority to talk about homeless people's circumstances in Melbourne - but now you're telling me that I'm indiscreet because I've revealed what my rather extensive experience is in working with that group.

Make up your mind.
  42101 A end Junior Train Controller

DD
Loving how you just labour a point to the beyond ridiculous level then jump straight to yet another assumption...must win any debate at all cost even when it makes you look more strange.
There is a term they have recently come up with that sure seems to fit you....Social psycopath...wiki it...basicly a person with almost no empathy towards others points of veiw...discards people after wringing them dry of further use and uses others to climb the corporate ladder...also is never at fault it is everyone else who is wrong or has made the failure happen.

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