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Thread #149083   Message #3471125
Posted By: Musket
25-Jan-13 - 05:53 AM
Thread Name: Ned Kelly to Have a Funeral
Subject: RE: Ned Kelly to Have a Funeral
I suppose those who work in banks or give their time for little or no reward as Parish Councillors might just take exception to JJT's romantic view of Guthrie's romantic view... Bankers are not outlaws, politicians are not crooked. You can have criminals, (ok outlaws) who also happen to be either, but being either does not make you an outlaw.

Most refugees are running from the outlaws who use political unrest to "mop up" after the soldiers have been and gone. Organised crime includes running people out of town, as the saying goes. (Here, we might say "forced to leave after receiving threats from criminal gangs.")

No such thing as a daring robbery. Sorry. If you don't have a gun, you can't easily rob the bank. If you do have a gun, you are a coward. Perhaps the descendants of those he and his gang murdered might have a view on the word "daring."?