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 WordPress.com. 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.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/09/daily-chart-0
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/09/daily-chart-0

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

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

 Lifeline: 13 11 14
www.lifeline.org.au

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
www.beyondblue.org.au

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