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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Classic stunt to run their cavalcade into the APEc zone. :clap:
     
  2. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A very sad indictment on the security for this event. You would expect that there will be serious recriminations for those involved in organising the security.

    Scioppione has been NSW Police Commissioner for less than a week and he already has his first crisis to deal with.
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Personally I think the motorcades and massive security is complete overkill. It is by far the biggest security operation this country has seen for effectively 20 people.

    So much for democracy, it just makes the HOGs look like complete wankers.
     
  4. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watching the Bush cavalcade on the news last night I estimated that were about 25-30 vehicles involved.

    Now I undertsand the need for 2 cars in front, 2 cars behind and a few motorcycle outriders. That seems reasonable to me. But what are the other 20 or so for, paramedics, doctors, would take up a couple probably, but there still seems an awful lot of other cars involved.

    Anyone have any ideas who fillsl up the remaining cars?
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No idea but there are plenty of Secret Service men and women with Bush - probably all armed and dangerous.

    Funny about the Chaser stunt - newspaper polls are typically unrepresentative but 86% are saying that stunt was funny in the Herald poll on the matter.
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I had a laugh, particularly when Osama emerged. But still, they were totally irresponsible in what is one of Australia's biggest events. I am glad to see that they have been charged. It will make the next lot of idiots think about not pulling something similar. All the same, because it is Chaser I expect their charges to drop to a non-event after APEC finishes. Anyone who can't see how important that nothing goes wrong on this watch is a complete fool.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I grew up with these motorcades - they were a favourite of that filthy butcher Mugabe. the size of the motorcade is simply statement by the person of how important they think they are.

    There is no truth to the rumour that it is also directly inverse to penis size.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Where is C&C to tell us how the Chaser stunt is a threat to our laxidaisacal existence?
     
  9. Guest

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    Scipione and the police minister should resign immediately for the total breakdown of security. The chaser drive right up to the Intercontinental hotel where Bush is staying.

    How easy would it have been for terrorists to do exaactly the same thing and actually blow someone up. Ok if it was bush but there would have been a lot of cops as well that would have been killed.

    There are thousands of security and polcie and hundreds of millions of dollars spent on security yet the chaser could drive straight up to the hotel.

    Senior police are an absolute joke.
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it is a State ALP plot to embarrass the Howard Liberal government?
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bush has decoys so the exact car he is in is hard to pinpoint.

    When I was in DC I was awoken every single morning between 6 and 7 with his motorcade going past with sirens etc.

    sheesh. over kill
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be easier to ferry him everywhere in a helicopter? (with a few attending decoys choppers)
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    In a forest of stone
    underneath the corporate canopy
    where the sun
    rarely
    filters
    down
    the ground
    is not so soft
    not so soft

    they build buildings to house people
    making money
    or they build buildings to make money
    off of housing people
    it's true
    like a lot of things are true
    I am foraging for a phone booth on the forest floor
    that is not so soft
    I look up
    it looks like the buildings are burning
    but it's just the sun setting
    the solar system calling an end
    to another business day
    eternally circling signally
    the rythmic clicking on and off
    of computers
    the pulse
    of the american machine
    the pulse
    that draws death dancing
    out of anonymous side streets
    you know
    the ones that always get dumped on
    and never get plowed
    it draws death dancing
    out of little countries
    with funny languages
    where the ground is getting harder
    and it was
    not
    that
    soft
    before

    those who call the shots
    are never in the line of fire
    why
    where there's life for hire
    out there
    if a flag of truth were raised
    we could watch every liar
    rise to wave it
    here
    we learn america like a script
    playwright
    birthright
    same thing
    we bring
    ourselves to the role
    we're all rehearsing for the presidency
    I always wanted to be
    commander in chief
    of my one woman army

    but I can envision the mediocrity
    of my finest hour
    it's the failed america in me
    it's the fear that lives
    in a forest of stone
    underneath the corporate canopy
    where the sun
    rarely
    filters
    down
    and the ground
    is not so soft
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    exactly what everyone in DC was saying
     
  15. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    The only ones to be chargede should be the inept security gaurds. Maybe it will stop a lot of idiots being in charge of security next time :doh:
     
  16. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think the Chaser thing points out how ridiculous and pompous the whole thing is anyway. These leaders puffed up with their own self importance parading around behind closed walls. For goodness sake it is Australia and the whole event is a piece of hyperbole. The Chaser satirises the ridiculous nature of the whole event. They should be given a slap on the wrist and sent home, not charged. Time some people took a careful look at themselves.
     
  17. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    If I was a terrorist. I'd parade as the Chasers along George St..... So while everyone is laughing at them.....kapow!
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I always thought of the heads of America, Russia and China (the most powerful nations on the planet) to be a bunch of nobodies. Honestly, it isn't a joke. Australia will get massive benefits from handling this event properly over the next decade. MHO anyway.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope that was your version of satire because man flawed
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I always thought of the heads of America, Russia and China (the most powerful nations on the planet) to be a bunch of nobodies. Honestly, it isn't a joke. Australia will get massive benefits from handling this event properly over the next decade. MHO anyway.

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    Twaddle. It gets held every year. I bet you can't even name where it was held last year without the benefit of google.
     

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