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MYTHBUSTER – Australia’s Scary Crime Rates

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If you listen to the media, one would be forgiven for the thoughts of crime being out of control in Australia and that it is dangerous to step outside. The media talks about crime as if people are kidnapped, raped, murdered and such every minute or two but what is the reality?

Australia is a nation of around 21 to 22 million people which isn’t much really. We a coastal living nation though with most us of living along the coastline. Not that there’s much to live on in inland country. After all, about two thirds of the place is desert/semi-desert. All those people squished in along the coastline should be butchering each other.

According the ‘Australian Institute of Criminology'(AIC), crime is rather low. For as the article from, NewsMail says;

NEARLY half of the 274 murder victims in Australia in 2011 were killed with a knife, figures from the Australian Institute of Criminology have revealed.

In its annual crime report, the AIC also found most people were killed in a dwelling, at 70% of all murders, and Australians were least likely to be killed on public transport.

Men remained the most common murder victims, with those aged 25 to 44 and 45 to 64 years of age most likely to be killed.

Of all the murders committed last year, 47% of murder weapons were knives, 24% were firearms, followed by 16% of “other weapons”, 11% of weapons not defined and 2% using a bar, bat or club.

Since a peak of 344 murder victims in 1999, the number of murders in Australia has continued to decline, down to 244 victims in 2011.

For assaults, 65% of all assaults were committed by family members of other people known to the victim, with 29% committed by a stranger and 6% recorded as “relationship not known”.

The figures also revealed the vast majority of 17,238 victims of sexual assaults were females aged between 10 and 24 years old.

Most sexual assaults, at 60%, were committed in a private dwelling, and between 4% and 8% at a range of other locations including retail environments, on the streets, on transport or other community areas.

Victims of sexual assault largely knew their attackers, with 80% of sexual assaults committed by someone known to the victim, or by family members.

 

http://www.news-mail.com.au/news/apn-newsdesknearly-half-of-the-274-murder-victims-/1873213/

If you accept the the Australian population stands at twenty million people(we know that there it’s higher), then the 274 murder victims of a population of 20 million people equates to 0.00137% of the population. Since the population is higher, then the figure of 0.00137 is higher than the actual percentage of murder victims in Australia. While the rate is 274 too many, it’s a far cry from the crime spree the media and politicians prefer to have us believe for it makes the people scared which places the power over our freedoms in their hands.

The Stats are often opposite to the bullshit stories we are told. Once we withdraw from the media and political hype, the World for the West in nations like Australia is very safe. So stop worrying, Australia. You’re safe. Go outside. Go out somewhere. Let you kids free.

 

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Criminalising the Stupidity of Youth

Sexting not clear cut: judge

“Not clear cut: Judge concerned about sexting consequences. Picture: Bill Hatto/The West Australian.”

 

An ugly issue that cannot go away as society refuses to logically think it through is the matter of sexting and the act of sexting by young teenagers who fall under the age of consent. In Australia, the age of consent in all State(excluding South Australia/Tasmania) is sixteen years of age. South Australia and Tasmania is the age of seventeen. While Queensland is sixteen, anal sex is set at the age of 18 regardless of gender and sexuality. Link: Ages of Consent in Oceania Region. However, while the age of consent is held at 16/17, the age of eighteen is the age of adulthood, minimum age to vote, purchase alcohol, gamble, etc.

‘Sexting’ is the sending sexual messages and images using the device of a mobile/cell phone.

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Polaroid Camera

When I was a child in the 70/80’s, I remember people using Polaroid cameras everywhere I went. They were said to be the camera of choice for pedophiles as they didn’t need a company to process and develop the film. They were also the choice of camera for sexually charged teenagers who took photos of each other in poses that were sexual in nature and even in the act of sex. I went camping a lot as a child and I saw it with my own eyes, teenagers camping together, hiding in the bushland having sex while another took photos of them. I was good at being quiet when I saw the need and I have always enjoyed observing society. I guess you say that I saw things at times that was supposed to scar me for life. I already knew what sex was so no surprises there.

Move forward a few decades and the technology is far different. Very different.

Gone are the days of holding your photos secret and hope nobody finds them or, you would show them to your mates to demonstrate your masculinity to your male mates that you scored. The women were quieter in their sharing of activities…if they shared them.

Today, we have digital cameras in our digital phones that upload photos to the internet and post them to other phones almost in an instant. We send and think later which is too late for those who regret for once it is sent, it cannot be removed. Every SMS/MSM is stored on record viewable to Police on subpoena. Everything you upload and post on the internet is saved and there to stay. Delete all you like. The record is there to stay.

Then next big change is that now is that one does not need to have to hold in their possession the copy of the photo. When you send/upload them now, it is a copy and the copies can multiply in no time at all. A group of teenagers at high school without an ounce of commonsense nor maturity can destroy a person’s life within minutes. Often used these days to bully and embarrass others in these days of needing constant attention and the need to feel great with thanks to the stupid parenting method of constantly praising a child for every little thing they did, often leading to suicide of our youth.

In a World where many societies teach the body to be dirty, naughty, sinful, shameful, something to fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck some more, something to constantly to improve to hide ugliness. A mentally retarded world where the creation of the mentally ill as the normal person driven by the need for power of people generated by the very institutions we are supposed to trust and respect; Government and the Religion.

When society breaks free from this abusive grasp, like a bird escaping a cage, people can do the most silliest of things without knowing the shit storm they are about to bring down upon themselves. The Institutions controlling us seek revenge by using ‘criminal processes’ to shame people such as taking our youths and punishing them with a criminal record as a sex offender, under the laws created to punish child sex offenders.

But these aren’t pedophiles being punished here. They are young people who have not being given the right guidance but raised on fear and shame. They have been raised by a society that has taken the most innocent of things and perverted it with sex where sex should not be attached. While children are permissible to consent to sex once they reach the age of 16/17, the law still views them as a child so while a 90 year old may legally have them in the sack, they cannot legally take a photo of themselves which may be construed as sexual in nature.

And to put it as politely as I feel I can, opportunistic scumbags like Bravehearts and the drones within it, many with issues of their own and an agenda to fulfill, happily aim this gun to punish anybody and everybody. These children do not need to be treated like criminals and, unlike Bravehearts, their family units should not be viewed as untrustworthy. Especially where fathers and uncles are involved. *Different story there*

My belief system is that children should be taught body awareness from a young age. From the time they ask, is the time they should be educated the truth. All of my children knew what sex and oral sex was before they started school. My youngest two children as infants got to learn all about sex from the hardcore xxx rated sexual acts of geckos on the walls of the home where we once lived in the tropics.

Children need to be taught to ignore the media and to be taught how the media lies. They need to learn as they grow up that bodies come in different shapes and sizes. Girls need to learn why their body has widened and rounded and put on a little fat cells which is all natural and in the process of making a body ready to push a bun out of the oven. Sadly, many aren’t for sex education is poor in schools. I do support teaching about safe sex but safe sex alone is utter bullshit sex education. Young girls need to learn that taking the pill may be harmful to their health as it increases their chances of cancer at a later age as well as the possibility of destroying their chances of falling pregnant later in life. Use a condom or just don’t have sex.

With sending photos by photos and online, teach them as they grow up but not brow beat them of the dangers in these days of being embarrassed by such actions. It only takes one angry ex-lover or some stooge to ruin your life.

Treating youth as criminals for such things as well as for using drugs and drinking alcohol can only act see them our youth trapped in a circle of criminal life. Employers are often highly discriminating and ride a mighty high horse. If you want to help youth, leaving the inprint of criminal convictions to those who are truly criminals. Actions such as murder, sexual assaults and those acts where they refuse to abide by the law including theft.

Children’s Court president Denis Reynolds wants to be able to decide if teenagers who share or post online sexually explicit images of people aged under 16 should go on to the child-sex offenders’ register.

Speaking at a WA Law Society panel discussion on the legal consequences of cyber bullying, Judge Reynolds said that breaking the law was often not in a young offender’s headspace when sexting – posting sexual images online or via text messages.

Sometimes this involved underage teenagers taking part willingly.

He said that children and teenagers needed to be better educated to understand that certain online activities were crimes.

“While there are no specific laws in relation to cyber bullying, there are lots of laws that would apply to the behaviour that is conducted in the course of these sorts of activities,” Judge Reynolds said.

 

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/17244412/sexting-not-clear-cut-judge/

 

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Asbestos Dumped at Sydney Childcare Centres

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Just when you thought people couldn’t get any lower, there’s always some cowardly bastard who has to prove you wrong and here it is.

Some bloke has been seen scouting for where to dump his asbestos waste and chose to dump it at two childcare centres in Sydney. With number plates covered and scouting actions, this was premeditated. A deliberate act but why at two childcare centres.

They Sydney City Council and the Police need help in identifying this truck. Can you help?

 

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Sydney, Australia. Where Everybody Lives In Fear

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I believe that I have already written about people all seeming as if they are scared of being attacked should they dare step outside. Especially where kids are involved with something apparently lurking behind every tree, on every rock, in every unknown car, on top of every cloud…

Yes, on top of every cloud is silly but so is this constant fear of being scared. Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales is one of the safest cities in the World. We don’t live in an environment where buildings are being blown up, bombs and rockets fall from the sky, parents butchered and their children taken only to be forced into being child soldiers and yet we are a society so scared of everything around us.

Who pushed and encouraged this fear?

Media and politicians. Both who have a vested self interest. Media because they more they encourage us to be scared, the more money they make from us as we foolishly depart with our money. Politicians because the more we allow ourselves to be scared, the more they get to take away the very things World War II was to preserve – Our safety, our freedom and our existence to be as we are.

Our children don’t win. Our children lose as they are raised to be anxiety ridden, to fear all people they do not know, to no longer trust. We adults are creating a future where the professions of Pychiatry and Psychology will be huge money earners as our kids seek out an immense amount of counseling to repair the shitty fucked up child rearing they received.

If you want an example of current mindset, look at this conversation I started on my Facebook page. All identities are concealed for privacy reasons and the chat sequence is colour coded so you can see the conversation. I particular would like you to see the red response. The other is more just fun banter between I and the other fella. This is an all male conversation here. The red respondent is a retired teacher.

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I find it very disappointing that showing a concern of children not being out there in the great outdoors and wondering where they all are, leads to the polite warning that people will be thinking I have devious intentions in mind. And you know what? He’s probably right. He’s probably right because when I have asked such questions before, I have had people wanting to know why I wanted to know.

Australia was the nation of going outdoors as our most regular activity as natural as a koala sleeps in a tree for most of its life.

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My Response from the Sydney Morning Herald

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Sydney Morning Herald

On the second of February, 2013, I sent an email to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald(SMH) about their article, “Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world”, which I viewed as written the context to further pursue the negative image of Aboriginals as drunks, criminals and violent people. I asked for the photos to be removed as they did not fit in with the context of the article. My blog on this matter can be found HERE.

The response I received from the SMH is as follows, dated 4 Feb, unedited;

Dear Earth,

Recently you contacted ReaderLink. The following outlines The Herald’s response:

Thank you for your email. The Sydney Morning Herald is a newspaper  that aims to bring readers current and reliable news from Australia and throughout the world around the clock. The story ‘Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world’ was part of a three-part series,  one story on Friday was on child sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities, one story on crime in Bourke running on p1 on Saturday and 1000 words on problems in the Aboriginal community running in News Review on Saturday. We believe we must agree to  disagree  that we are negatively stereotyping the Aboriginal community by doing this.  As one of the articles said, 80% of juveniles in prison in western NSW are Aboriginal. They are massively over-represented in crime statistics – a problem which the community realises itself. You are correct  that the photos were of Aboriginal kids who were doing nothing wrong. We wrote about this in the news review piece and commented that the fishing and hunting keeps them out of trouble. The photographs should have been uploaded on the story ‘Crying out for a new beginning”
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/crying-out-for-a-new-beginning-20130201-2dq00.html
We have corrected the inadvertent error.

Your interest in Herald Publications is appreciated and has provided us with valuable feedback.
Please quote 00177670 if you wish to contact ReaderLink again.

Regards,
Ben & Peter

 

So that’s a good start, I believe. I am no crusader and this was the first time I have ever taken it up to the media to fix their mistake, not including the time a small local newspaper deliberately reworded a letter I had written in back in the early 90’s but that is an entirely different matter.

While I am not really happy with the wording of the article which I originally wrote about, I am not taking it any further. It could have been written much better such as mentioning that the article was part of a series of articles, not as a stand alone article of which it appeared as to me.

There are people here in Sydney who wonder why I came down here with words of respect for the Aboriginal peoples. I understand their viewpoint as they only time the media really wants to cover them is when they show crime or negligence of some kind. They are not shown that if a gainfully employed Aboriginal person lives in certain areas, they have half of their wages garnished by the Government and are treated as if they going to spend all of their money on booze, drugs and pornography then bash the living shit out of their family. Even if they are not doing any of this at all, that is how they are treated should they live in certain areas. Let’s be honest here. If were experiencing this, we would be protesting and yelling and screaming and abusing our politicians but when it’s the Australian Aboriginal peoples, we seem pretty keen to let them rot and blame them for their situation one hundred percent.

That’s not to say that I don’t believe in self responsibility. I do. I have seen some Aboriginal people do for themselves and some do well. You don’t see it shown by the media nor spoken of by the politicians and such but we do have successful middle class Aboriginals. Good on em. It is time though we stop putting up the barriers that restricts them. Not just the barriers fenced around them either but several other groups in this country which we love to demonise including single parents and those on the Disability Pension.

 

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My First Ever Complaint Against Media

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Today I made my first complaint ever against a media. I am not the sort of person who looks for something to be offended about. I even had to search for how to make a complaint through Google, so you know that I was not happy with what I came across.

I was reading online this morning on the, Sydney Morning Herald(SMH), an article on the country town of, Bourke located in the north west area of the State of New South Wales, approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) from State’s capital city, Sydney.

This article is about the town of Bourke being a town experience a lot of crime for the size of town’s popuation. The article; “Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world”, which is supposed to be about crime, has to run with the false perception enjoyed by my fellow white Australians that the Aboriginal peoples are nothing but crime ridden people using drugs and alcohol.

I admit it, I use to believe this story but then I moved to the regional city of, Rockhampton in Queensland where the truth opened my eyes. The drug and alcohol fueled violence isn’t being caused by the Aboriginals, it’s highly caused by the white Australian. I was warned to be careful of them when I moved there but I quickly saw the truth with my own eyes. Which other group can be harassed by Police for committing legal acts in public such as sitting quietly as a group in the shade of trees to escape the hot tropical sun without a fuss being created for harassment? I was bowled over when a cop quickly stood in front of me to give the 20 questions all because an Aboriginal lad yelled out me; “Hey Brother!”. Fucking pathetic!

Here is the letter of complaint I emailed the Sydney Morning Herald today. If I don’t get a response or a suitable response, I will take it further. Surely this should come under the Racial Vilification Act.

2 February, 2013

“To Whom It May Concern,

 

“I am writing with concern about the article it in your newspaper(SMH) printed on; 2 February, 2013 titled; ‘Bourke tops list: more dangerous than any country in the world’. URL link CLICK HERE.
 
“The article is supposed to be about the crime issues in the Bourke area. While there is no mention of Aboriginals as a factor, the string of photos(13 in fact) were all of Aboriginal people not committing crimes. This can only reaffirm the false perception that Aboriginals are nothing but lawless people who are dependent on drugs and alcohol, solely because these issues are raised, with visual images of indigenous people. I am confident that the SMH knows well the power of visual images over the written word and perceptions.
 
“Having spent time living in a regional city where a large number of Aboriginals live, I know that while there is an alcohol and drug problem, they are no more prone to this than ‘White Australians’. In fact, I commonly saw the Aboriginals affected by alcohol quietly walk to the riverbank where they sat away from busy areas of the riverbank. Never did they cause trouble. I often took the time to talk with them, most conversations started by them, to me.
 
“When you look at the alcohol fueled violence, it was committed by my fellow white Australians as they leave the night clubs, vomiting over the footpaths and streets, glassing people, smashing the windows of taxi cabs and more. It got so bad at one point that every cab owner threatened to keep their cabs off the road on Friday and Saturday nights to keep them away from violent white Australians. This being the area of Rockhampton, Queensland. On speaking to people living in other regional/rural areas, they all agreed that they saw the white Australian causing the violence which white Australians blamed the Aboriginals for.
 
“My main concern is that the photos only seeks to further entrench the viewpoint that Aboriginals are bad people for the big city to lap up through their ignorances created by the walls of their concrete jungle. It both saddens and frustrates me to see white Australia continuing to demonise the Aboriginal peoples of Australia when they are striving to improve their lot, no matter how hard white Australia keeps trying to shove them back in the darkest corner like some disease.
 
“I request that you remove these photos from the article.”
 
 
Yours truly,
 
Me.
 
 

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