What a bunch of half-wits
Having read the story about the abuse businesses are facing in Friday's Border Mail, it just enforced to me what I already knew. These anti-vax, freedom of choice characters really aren't that bright, are they?
To attack local businesses who have no choice but to follow public health orders just shows yet again how entitled, self-serving, and frankly, grubby these people are.
Our businesses have never needed our support more and they deserve it after the 18 months they've been through. But no, a bunch of half-wits think their best approach is to attack them on social media and encourage others to boycott them.
It's amazing how these idiots can cry one day about their own freedoms being infringed upon and their own rights and then decide it's perfectly OK for them to force their will on others, be it individuals or businesses.
These people do not care about freedom of choice. They care only about their choice, what they see as their rights, and imposing their choices, their will and their beliefs on everyone else. Ironically, they call our political leaders dictators over lockdowns and health measures, but are too daft to see that their own attitudes could have come straight out of a handbook, perhaps titled A Really Dumb Person's Guide to being a Dumb Dictator.
And of course, the saddest thing about being that dumb is that you are actually too dumb to realise just how dumb you really are.
David Smith, Albury
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Clear their path to independence
It has been revealed that over 70 per cent of Australian white cane users are put in danger by everyday objects.
Common objects like cars parked across driveways, bins left out on footpaths, dumped bikes or scooters, and even people being distracted by mobile devices can impact the freedom and independence of people with low vision or blindness.
On International White Cane Day (October 15), Guide Dogs Australia is focusing on how everyone can take simple steps to create a safer and more accessible environment for all, especially as communities reopen after extended periods of COVID-19 lockdowns. Our Keep Clear and Carry On campaign highlights the very real impact these everyday objects can have on people living with low vision and blindness - causing them to feel anxious, unsafe and in danger when travelling. This can add to someone's travel time, change daily routines or even cause some people to withdraw from going about day-to-day life.
Everyone has been doing a fantastic job to support one another during the pandemic, including our more vulnerable communities. However, our clients tell us there are still some simple ways we can make our streets more accessible for people with low vision or blindness. Move your bin off the footpath, don't dump bikes and scooters in public spaces, pop your cafe chair back under the table before you move off, look up from your mobile phone while you're out and about or call your local council to report issues such as unsafe footpaths or fallen or overgrown branches.
White canes are designed to maximise independence and mobility, so this year we want to bring to light the barriers preventing this and raise awareness, so white cane users can carry on with reaching their independent goals.
Dale Cleaver, CEO, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
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