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  • Do you get chain mail?

    What to publish?

    Are chain mail emails a window into peoples souls in this soulless ethernet?

    Over the years mates have sent me volumes of jokes and pics and other hilarious stuff, generally I have thought they were very funny bastards, some gems, a few of which were shared on bowls blogs.

    Whilst I was writing for my sisters in the Metro News, I started to receive a darker type of email chain letter, some barely comprehensible but others full tilt anti Muslim and other conspiracy theorists, whilst the girls went full tilt on Aboriginal, Palestinian and women's issues.

    Being Far Middle, this didn't sit well with me, being the multicultural nation we are now, no going back...

    Shit, I believe in aliens like we all do, don't we???

    I'm from a fifth geneartion alien family, history is not clear on why the three brothers Piscioli split from Ticino, in the 1860's, but dare say someone didn't like the cut of their jib either! Something to do with Garibaldi wanting to take out all the Papal Knight breeding stock...apparently!

    I copped the 'wog' stuff as a kid at school, mind you 5th generation Aussie as I was, blue eyed and blonde haired it confused the shit out of me, and trouble ensued. Then my few mates would have to battle the Protestants, who chose to engage us in taunts and rock fights, you call them yonnies in Victoria, ours were bigger, 3 catholics against 10 Protty dogs on higher ground...the bastards!

    It was great for me because I look Skippy, the Asians arrived and evryone forgot I was a wog.

    AND, the Asians were rapt when the Africans arrived, most Oz/Vietnamese bred kids I've met are making sensational contributions, more Aussie minded than a lot of the outer suburban one parent/multiple paternity Australian families that are sucking at our coffers...but what do you do...we made them...

    Dad was legend for his anti Semitism. It was all a crock. Although he was defininetly Far Right leaning, I still speak to a lot of his Jewish mates, and he had others in much higher positions feeding him information...he MAY have been a bit of a patsy in that way, but I doubt it, his sense of humour was evil.

    Most of his most sensational 'bullshit' was straight from the horses mouth, many different genera actually, from pond scum to eagles.

    Today I reckon I received the most classic of all the sublime Right Wing rhetoric I have ever seen, from a mate, no names, no pack drills...let's call him Kletus...I'm reticent to print it, but this stuff just goes around and around and rarely sees the light of day.

    I'll put the rest of the post on page break, for the weak-hearted or easily offended, it won't burn your eyes, but it is an insight to incite?

    I will follow that with my response and Kletus' return mail. After that another piece of mail, that on first reading I almost trashed then thought, where is the line...I would like a solid debate for those with the goolies to identify themselves.

    Something to Consider:

    The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2008. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world.

    Date: Tue. 15 January 2008 14:30


    I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

    The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

    And under the pretense of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

    They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime.

    Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

    And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition.

    We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

    What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe ..
    The Global Islamic population is approximately 1,200,000,000; that is ONE BILLION TWO HUNDRED MILLION or 20% of the world's population. They have received the following Nobel Prizes:
    1988 - Najib Mahfooz
    1978 - Mohamed Anwar El-Sadat
    1990 - Elias James Corey
    1994 - Yaser Arafat:
    1999 - Ahmed Zewai
    1960 - Peter Brian Medawar
    1998 - Ferid Mourad

    The Global Jewish population is approximately 14,000,000; that is FOURTEEN MILLION or about 0.02% of the world's population. They have received the following Nobel Prizes:

    1910 - Paul Heyse
    1927 - Henri Bergson
    1958 - Boris Pasternak
    1966 - Shmuel Yosef Agnon
    1966 - Nelly Sachs
    1976 - Saul Bellow
    1978 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
    1981 - Elias Canetti
    1987 - Joseph Brodsky
    1991 - Nadine Gordimer World

    1911 - Alfred Fried
    1911 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser
    1968 - Rene Cassin
    1973 - Henry Kissinger
    1978 - Menachem Begin
    1986 - Elie Wiesel
    1994 - Shimon Peres
    1994 - Yitzhak Rabin

    1905 - Adolph Von Baeyer
    1906 - Henri Moissan
    1907 - Albert Abraham Michelson
    1908 - Gabriel Lippmann
    1910 - Otto Wallach
    1915 - Richard Willstaetter
    1918 - Fritz Haber
    1921 - Albert Einstein
    1922 - Niels Bohr
    1925 - James Franck
    1925 - Gustav Hertz
    1943 - Gustav Stern
    1943 - George Charles de Hevesy
    1944 - Isidor Issac Rabi
    1952 - Felix Bloch
    1954 - Max Born
    1958 - Igor Tamm
    1959 - Emilio Segre
    1960 - Donald A. Glaser
    1961 - Robert Hofstadter
    1961 - Melvin Calvin
    1962 - Lev Davidovich Landau
    1962 - Max Ferdinand Perutz
    1965 - Richard Phillips Feynman
    1965 - Julian Schwinger
    1969 - Murray Gell-Mann
    1971 - Dennis Gabor
    1972 - William Howard Stein
    1973 - Brian David Josephson
    1975 - Benjamin Mottleson
    1976 - Burton Richter
    1977 - Ilya Prigogine
    1978 - Arno Allan Penzias
    1978 - Peter L Kapitza
    1979 - Stephen Weinberg
    1979 - Sheldon Glashow
    1979 - Herbert Charles Brown
    1980 - Paul Berg
    1980 - Walter Gilbert
    1981 - Roald Hoffmann
    1982 - Aaron Klug
    1985 - Albert A. Hauptman
    1985 - Jerome Karle
    1986 - Dudley R. Herschbach
    1988 - Robert Huber
    1988 - Leon Lederman
    1988 - Melvin Schwartz
    1988 - Jack Steinberger
    1989 - Sidney Altman
    1990 - Jerome Friedman
    1992 - Rudolph Marcus
    1995 - Martin Perl
    2000 - Alan J. Heeger

    1970 - Paul Anthony Samuelson
    1971 - Simon Kuznets
    1972 - Kenneth Joseph Arrow
    1975 - Leonid Kantorovich
    1976 - Milton Friedman
    1978 - Herbert A. Simon
    1980 - Lawrence Robert Klein
    1985 - Franco Modigliani
    1987 - Robert M. Solow
    1990 - Harry Markowitz
    1990 - Merton Miller
    1992 - Gary Becker
    1993 - Robert Fogel

    1908 - Elie Metchnikoff
    1908 - Paul Erlich
    1914 - Robert Barany
    1922 - Otto Meyerhof
    1930 - Karl Landsteiner
    1931 - Otto Warburg
    1936 - Otto Loewi
    1944 - Joseph Erlanger
    1944 - Herbert Spencer Gasser
    1945 - Ernst Boris Chain
    1946 - Hermann Joseph Muller
    1950 - Tadeus Reichstein
    1952 - Selman Abraham Waksman
    1953 - Hans Krebs
    1953 - Fritz Albert Lipmann
    1958 - Joshua Lederberg
    1959 - Arthur Kornberg
    1964 - Konrad Bloch
    1965 - Francois Jacob
    1965 - Andre Lwoff
    1967 - George Wald
    1968 - Marshall W. Nirenberg
    1969 - Salvador Luria
    1970 - Julius Axelrod
    1970 - Sir Bernard Katz
    1972 - Gerald Maurice Edelman
    1975 - Howard Martin Temin
    1976 - Baruch S. Blumberg
    1977 - Roselyn Sussman Yalow
    1978 - Daniel Nathans
    1980 - Baruj Benacerraf
    1984 - Cesar Milstein
    1985 - Michael Stuart Brown
    1985 - Joseph L. Goldstein
    1986 - Stanley Cohen [& Rita Levi-Montalcini]
    1988 - Gertrude Elion
    1989 - Harold Varmus
    1991 - Erwin Neher
    1991 - Bert Sakmann
    1993 - Richard J. Roberts
    1993 - Phillip Sharp
    1994 - Alfred Gilman
    1995 - Edward B. Lewis
    1996- Lu RoseIacovino
    TOTAL: 129!

    The Jews are NOT promoting brain washing children in military training camps, teaching them how to blow themselves up and cause maximum deaths of Jews and other non Muslims. The Jews don't hijack planes, nor kill athletes at the Olympics, or blow themselves up in German restaurants. There is NOT one single Jew who has destroyed a church. There is NOT a single Jew who protests by killing people.

    The Jews don't traffic slaves, nor have leaders calling for Jihad and death to all the Infidels.

    Perhaps the world's Muslims should consider investing more in standard education and less in blaming the Jews for all their problems.

    Muslims must ask 'what can they do for humankind' before they demand that humankind respects them.

    Regardless of your feelings about the crisis between Israel and the Palestinians and Arab neighbors, even if you believe there is more culpability on Israel 's part, the following two sentences really say it all:

    'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel .." Benjamin Netanyahu

    General Eisenhower Warned Us It is a matter of history that when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.He did this because he said in words to this effect:
    'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened'

    Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

    It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the, 6 million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic priests who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while the German people looked the other way.

    Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

    How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center 'NEVER HAPPENED' because it offends some Muslim in the United States

    Cheers, I take your point. I, like you obviously, are astounded about the way right wing rhetoric has now shifted to using their 'beloved' Jews to support an anti Muslim pitch... Hilarious--Fuck the Europeans, all that Colonial oppression, plundering and ravishing has come to bite them on the arse, love it!!! Being of Swiss/Italian, German, Danish blood, all great cultures that had their moment in the sun, it won't surprise me when the current system folds in the West. We did it to ourselves... Regards, Mick Pacholli

    Kletus' response,
    Well said old bean!

    Sent from my iPhone Kletus On 01/03/2011


    THEN - this appeared

    Did you know that you have the right to speak to an Australian person when you call a company for a service or whatever.
    ** I've done this when I simply couldn't understand the person talking to me. But I never realised that this is a proactive way of bringing jobs back to Australia. Do the following when you phone any customer service operation that is based in a foreign country. I have done this twice and it works! **
    Any time you call a company about a problem with a credit card, bank account, computer, product, etc and you are answered by a person in a call centre abroad, eg. In India, try this:
    As soon as you realise that the customer service person is not in Australia (you can always ask if you are not sure about the accent), please very politely (very politely - this is not about trashing other cultures) say,
    "I'd like to speak to a customer service person in Australia."
    The rep might suggest talking to his/her manager, but, again, politely say,
    "Thank you, but I'd like to speak to a customer service person in Australia .."
    YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED to a rep in Australia.. It only takes a few seconds to have your call re-directed to Australia ...
    Tonight when I got redirected to an Australian rep, I asked again to make sure - and yes, she was in Perth.
    Imagine if tomorrow, every Australian citizen requests an Australian rep, how that would impact the number of extra Australian jobs needed. Imagine what would happen if every Australian citizen insisted on talking to only Australian phone reps from this day on.
    Remember - the goal is to restore jobs back here at home - not to be abrupt or rude to a foreigner.

    Now that was from a British sounding Australian who married a Muslim. Probably do-able!
    What is your opinion, are these two tomes of the same ilk?

    I don't intend to be a conduit for such material, maybe though we might address the ignorant by simply ignoring them, I am sure their lives will be painful enough without any contributions.

    I like to think of Australia's so called racists as the Ignorant Bunch, most are truly ill informed, some of these people haven't moved out of their own suburb in 40 years for Jeebus' sake, others reckon they have a personal stake due to one thing or another...keep it to yourself, or deal with it and its attached consequences.

    Pity the negatives and move on, we have a great country built by wogs like us, although the Aboriginals are still spewin'....

    Basic xenophobia is a state of human condition, reptile brain stuff, but we are sophisticated enough to be aware of this condition, and as we meld as a community the races establishing themselves and integrating into Australia will find their place.

    It would be a damn sight easier on everyone if we all just settled down and shook hands and begin a solid meeting of minds.

    Australia needs it's own formula or we will quickly turn into the nut houses of Europe and the US.

    We've had a good blue, no one won, let's shake hands and have a preferred beverage to celebrate!!!

    Australia's shout!
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