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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:54 am

I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.

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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:58 am

I'm pretty sure I can find the strength to stay away. ;)
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:24 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:I'm pretty sure I can find the strength to stay away. ;)


I'm just saying, in case some members here are fans, so to speak.

It goes to show, no matter how much they're trying to pretty themselves up, the Chinese government still has a lot to answer for. Some of that stuff I read about Falun Gong members involuntarily donating organs... *shudder*
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Troll army? I see the GNAA have kindred spirits. -_-

It's bad enough when private individuals form organizations to troll groups they don't like, but for a government to do it, just seems, worse, somehow.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:11 am

Henan zoo mastiff poses as Africa cat :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23714896
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Ghost » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:56 pm

:lol:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Quatermass » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:32 am

I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.

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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:08 pm

Somehow, my childhood innocence has just been tarnished.

Rolf Harris charged with 9 counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of children.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23880768
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby pip » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:11 pm

Its so sad for everyone. Childhood heros turning out to be monsters is not a good thing at all.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:19 pm

Agreed. It's even worse for me because he's an Aussie icon, and (was) far more likeable than Jimmy [EFF!]ing Saville. And now...well...I really have no words to express my disappointment and disgust.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby pip » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:22 pm

Pretty much sums it up
Quatermass wrote:...I really have no words to express my disappointment and disgust.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:25 pm

Indeed.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Quatermass » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:15 pm

In fact, I feel more hollow than anything else, like something just got scooped out. The emotions going with it are rather detached, maybe because part of me is still struggling to believe this. Most celebs that have been accused of this sort of thing I feel apathy at best towards, like Saville or Robert Hughes of Hey Dad..! fame. But Rolf Harris was likeable and an icon, so this...I find it hard to express what I feel about this. Words actually fail me.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:23 pm

What gets me is that although the indecent assault charges are from the 80s, the making images charges are from last year.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby pip » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:25 pm

Yep. It sounds odd. I know its a bit stupid to think it but i'm wondering were the images painted
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