Blow up the pokies

Regular readers of this blog, and I know there are at least two of you, may have noticed that I have changed the URL away from Why? Because WordPress carry ads for gambling, and I lost a family friend to gambling debt related suicide. Gambling is a particularly pernicious problem in Australia, as the blow chart shows, and is linked to around 20% of suicides.

This is made worse by Governments and large companies. And that’s why I no longer host at

If you are feeling suicidal or need help, some resources in Australia are:

 Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

beyondblue: 1300 22 4636

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