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The naked snowman

As I’ve said before, I love living in north-east Victoria, even though it’s pretty quiet up here at the moment and the ski fields are doing it real tough despite the excellent conditions they’ve had. It looks like skiing is a stuffed industry but, as far as I’m concerned, tell someone who cares. We do well enough down here in Bright over the other 9 months of the year so the greedy corporates up there at the over-developed mountain resorts are getting exactly what they deserve in my opinion – i.e. bankruptcy.

Anyway, I guess the near deserted state of the ski resorts might explain this guy’s Darwin Club attempt last night at nearby Falls Creek.

Well, that and some, err, substances perhaps:

‘Naked’ man found in snow unconscious

MYSTERY surrounds the discovery of a reportedly naked man, suffering from hypothermia at Falls Creek.

Men heard the man groaning in the snow below a chalet about 4am and he was taken to the Falls Creek Medical Centre where he was attended by Dr Dominic Blanks.

Some reports stated he was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, but the doctor said that did not appear the case.

“I don’t even think he was wearing that, I think he was naked in the snow,” Dr Blanks said.

The man was believed to be semi-conscious when he was found and had lost consciousness when he arrived at the clinic.

“Initially he had a temperature of 24.5, normal would start about 36 and anything below 30 is quite severe hypothermia,” Dr Blanks said.

Police are investigating how the man came to spend the night in the freezing temperatures.

Look, I hope he recovers, but I think he should be named & shamed.

Better still let’s see a photo of him. Or a video … preferably clothed!

In the meantime, this video that I found on YouTube will have to do. It’s not him (or maybe it was) but he’s obviously not the first to try this little party trick.

What an idiot:

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Big news – Ben Cousins does drugs

I think Akermanis might be right about this - for once

I would never have guessed that AFL player Ben Cousins – who once won a Brownlow medal and an AFL Premiership by snorting a bucket load of cocaine up his nose but is now a recovering drug addict – is actually a role model for kids thinking about following him on his drug-crazed, sex-filled, stoned-out, off-field and on-field pursuits.

But butter my bread on both sides, Ben has made a doco ‘Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins’ to be shown on TV soon, that he, his new club Ricmond and the AFL reckon will “serve as a warning” to young people and is “all good”.

Richmond has given its blessing to the explosive Ben Cousins documentary …  The Tigers have seen the documentary and this morning the club issued a statement saying they continued to support their star midfielder.

“This is a confronting story and one we sincerely hope has a positive impact on those that watch it,” Richmond chief executive Brendon Gale said. “If what Ben and his family have been through serves as an important lesson to others then it has been worth doing.”

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Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins has been seen by AFL boss Andrew Demetriou … An AFL spokesman last night said the league hoped the documentary would help others.

This should be riveting TV and compulsory viewing for all kids and other drug addicts.

I can hardly wait to see the footage of Cousins:

  • DANCING in his underpants with a glass of red wine and a scantily-clad female in the background.
  • CRYING while under the influence of an unknown substance.
  • LEANING on a kitchen table covered in beer bottles after a heavy night.
  • STARING into a camera and declaring: “My name is Ben Cousins. I’m a drug addict”.

Yeah .. I mean, if Ben can do all that and have that much fun yet still recover and earn mega bucks playing footy then so can they!

Sheez … I think I agree with ex-Brisbane & sacked Bulldogs player Jason Akermanis who said it could actually encourage kids to take drugs.

Appearing on the Today Show, he said there was a risk of young people seeing the doco and thinking “maybe this is an interesting thing, maybe I’m a bit curious”.

“Should I as a young person look and Ben Cousins and say, ‘No don’t do it’, or, ‘Maybe it’s not so bad’ – that’s the only question mark we have before we see it,” Akermanis said.

Yep. You see, not everyone (well hardly anyone) is fortunate enough to have (1) the sporting talent (2) the money, and (3) the support network that Cousins had to get him through his crisis.

And actually, there’s still no guarantee he won’t relapse and end up in the gutter.

Like a lot of kids who get into drugs.

Helping others! Bullshit – this is self serving crap.

Beat Culture

Try as I might I just can’t get past the notion that in a society that accepts homosexuality as just a normal part of the spectrum of humanity  that men should cruise public lavatories for anonymous sex is something from another age that should be condemned by all, including by  gay men.

AP

Cautioned ... singer George Michael. Photo: AP

The 45-year-old was arrested on Friday around Hampstead Heath in north London, taken to a police station and given a caution for possessing class A and class C drugs, police said. Drugs classified as class A include crack cocaine.

How on earth can Homosexualists expect wider public acceptance and respect while they maintain and support the sort of “beat culture” that has seen George Michael make a fool of himself yet again?

Sometimes a minority subculture are their own worst enemies.
Until next time Comrades
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Trifecta for the “Bali Nine”

In a split decision delivered in a Jakarta court room, the panel of nine judges rejected the application by three Australians and two Indonesians and upheld the death penalty in relation to drugs offences.

The judges ruled that the right to life in the constitution and under international protocols was not absolute and had to be balanced against the rights of victims of the drug trade.

They focused very heavily on effects of drugs while delivering their decision.

“It’s not against the constitution, (and it’s) not violating international obligations,” the judges ruled.

There were several dissenting judges, but numbers were not initially clear as the hearing ended.

The ruling is a major blow for Bali nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, and drug mule Scott Rush, who had hoped a favourable ruling would add weight to their final appeals against their death sentences.

Brisbane Times

Now I am of the generation who grew up with the words of Timothy Leary ringing in our ears ” tune in, turn on and drop out” but I never bought into the whole deal and my attitude to white powder drugs has never been that they are a good thing

As it gets closer to their sentences being carried out I must say that the Lawyers for these condemned men do seem to be trying every possible line of argument to spare the lives of their clients, and when these chaps face the firing squad, as it seems that they will their lawyers will at least know that they have done every thing humanly possible for their clients under Indonesia’s laws.

I find my self rather ambivalent as to if a death sentence for drug smuggling is appropriate or excessively harsh. On one hand I have known some opium slaves who would do absolutely anything to do the dance of death with Heroin. There is no sadder creature. So when I see the faces of the condemned members of the Bali nine it is not I think not so much about their own families who are fretting at their sons  fate, but of the families of the lost opium slaves who would have been despairing about the dissolute lives and early deaths that is the lot of an addict. Does being a part of that supply chain of death warrant the forfeiture of life itself that is the ethical question here.

As regular readers will know I have never been against the death penalty per see, My line has consistently been that some crimes are so bad that death is an apt punishment. but also that in capital cases the standard of proof must be even higher than beyond reasonable doubt (beyond all doubt seems necessary to me) and there is no doubt that the accused here are guilty.
9.5 Kg of smack is an awful lot of hits once the drug is on  the streets and you could very reasonably assume that there would be quite a few of the end users of this shipment who could actually die using some of these drugs so add that to the misery of both the addicts and those whom they will rob, lie to and cheat and we have quite a large pool of misery that these men would have expedited for a handful of currency. Evil enough I think, to justify the punishment.
The final part of the trifecta that justifies us not feeling too concerned about the fate of these men is their stupidity. Indonesia, like other Asian nations makes no secret of the fact that drug trafficking is a capital crime in their countries. So these men knew the risk they were taking in their pursuit of a quick dollar. They took a gamble and they lost their bet that they could get away with it. Do we really want this kind of stupidity perpetuated in future generations of Australians? Their deaths will not do any harm at all to our gene pool and it may well serve as a warning to other fools not to do as they have done.
Don’t waste  a tear on them  Comrades
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