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In Kenya's Borana nature reserve, a team has been trained to shoot rhino poachers on sight.
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Nice idea. Unfortunately that's not how animals operate.
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+Tracy Swearsalot​ knows this only to well.
 
Loneliness is "as dangerous to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day", Age Concern Canterbury says.
There are days Lorna Batchelor, 80, gets so lonely she breaks down.
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Yes I do deer.
And thank you for this article, because whilst I knew about many individuals like this woman back in Aussie, I had no real idea of just how bad it is for our elderly in this country.
Makes me want to cry...and you know this.

I had thought services for the elderly were catered for better in New Zealand, but having 'dug' a little, and spoken to many who work in this field, AND recent newspaper articles I have read, this is certainly not the case.
Makes ones heart sink.

Even having worked in the facility I did here,  (until very recently), where I did all I could for my 'family'...and where work colleagues did what they could, isolation can be a hard one to navigate....and help another through.

When it comes to the elderly, there are so many factors to consider...social isolation is only one part of the equation....for there are many forms of isolation....and therefore, it would seem that isolation in any form that manifests, is a major concern for ALL elderly individuals, whether they live in an aged care facility, or for those sill able to live independently.

Isolation also leads to many health concerns...and mental health issues can be borne out of the desperation felt...(such as depression, as evidenced by the words of this lady in the video)....when not being able to have access to even the most basic human right....that of human, face to face, or one on one, interaction.

The population are living longer than ever before, and those of us who really care, sit back and wonder what the hell our governments are doing to address the concerns, and issues that come with ageing.

Many governments expect the slack in services to be picked up by community groups, and whilst this is all well and bloody good, many of these struggle themselves... due to lack of funding and/or any form of financial assistance.
It costs money to do what needs to be done.

Many of the elderly's own families have a lot to answer for also....as evidenced again in the video supplied.

Way too many elderly are forced to live longer AND independently (in many cases) in their homes due to many factors such as; not enough income to afford the 'luxury' of being able to live in a supported residential facility, or no spaces available for those who can afford it.... Service cuts (financially speaking) to community/welfare/social services groups and sectors, so more can be done.....cutbacks to hours a worker in home help can spend in the elderly's own homes, where many relied on that contact for interaction, ...the list goes on and on.

I feel sad now Stephen.
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We in NZ are now seeing a rather strong yank influence creeping in. It's not the real kiwis choice....
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Australia too.
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Ironically, Ningali Lawford-Wolf is starring in a play about the historical mistreatment of Indigenous people.
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Just sitting here and two dogs come in the door. Left the dog park three hours ago and they found me. I'm fucking shocked! Thought I had them all bit it seems not. Two kilometers about and these two young dogs found me. The older one is just or one.
Bowled into the house like it was standard procedure.
I've got some good dogs here.
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Awesome training. Does it work with teens?
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So all we keep hearing about is Clinton corruption all the fucking time. Not just once but a flow of it WITH PROOF. Plus who knows what that keeps appearing about the corruption in american political parties etc, always with proof.......all the yanks can do is say such and such is bad because xxxxx without proof.
Fuck off america, you are a lying pack of arseholes.
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To the slanderous, bigoted, arrogant regime in Washington that seems congenitally incapable of minding its own damn business, as usual without a shred of evidence to back up its big mouth allegations:
NOW PUT UP, AMERICA, OR SHUT UP.
The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told the BBC it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.
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Take a look through.
Understand exactly who the terrorists are, and always have been.
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What a fucking joke.....the most corrupt government (looking at you america) around is pointing the finger.
 
OK BBC lets have it, either prove it or pay for slandering! which is what Lee Kuan Yew did to all his political opponents
The Kremlin calls on the US Treasury to come up with proof after it told the BBC it considered President Vladimir Putin to be corrupt.
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That guy that gets blamed for everything, that's me.
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I swear If you don't like that don't circle me.
I get pissed, oh well, shit happens.
I'm not just here for the photo's as I believe the world needs to look at itself and become a better place for everyone to live in.  So I do look at politics around the world and am not shy about putting my views out there.

I love two thing's, my kids.  That's all. But this bloody Aussie is getting under my skin...

Oh, and sometimes I even take a few photos.  

IMPORTANT PS:  If you post photos of cats they better be dead or I will flame you.
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