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BS: Schapelle Corby

Azizi 17 Jun 06 - 07:59 AM
Keef 17 Jun 06 - 03:04 AM
Azizi 16 Jun 06 - 07:12 AM
Keef 16 Jun 06 - 06:07 AM
robomatic 17 Mar 06 - 10:20 AM
Keef 17 Mar 06 - 04:57 AM
Keef 27 Feb 06 - 10:49 PM
Peace 27 Feb 06 - 10:09 AM
Keef 27 Feb 06 - 03:27 AM
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Azizi 25 Jan 06 - 05:32 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: Azizi
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 07:59 AM

Thanks a wonderful song. And so fitting.

Thsnks for posting it, Keef.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 03:04 AM

ANY DAY NOW
(Bob Dylan)

They say everything can be replaced,
That every distance is not near,
So I remember every face,
Of every man who's put me here.

cho: I see my light come shining,
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any way now,
I shall be released.

They say every man needs protection,
That every man must rise and fall.
Yet I swear I see my reflection,
Somewhere so high above this wall.

Yonder stands a man in this lonely crowd,
A man who swears he's not to blame.
All day long I hear him shouting so loud,
He's crying out that he was framed.

Any day now, any way now,
I shall be released.

Can't say it any better than that.....thanks Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 07:12 AM

Keef,

I opened this thread hoping to hear some good news.

Sigh is right.

I'm not sure what we here can be do at this point, but keep praying & sending out positive vibrations for her and for other people who may be unjustly incarcerated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 16 Jun 06 - 06:07 AM

Can Mudcat Power help overcome injustice? Yes of course it can!
A couple of recent events have once again prompted me to give this case yet another plug.
Today's news of the release of Abu Bakar Bashir- the motivator behind the Bali bombings - and the statement of the Indonesian ambassador that Australia should mind its own business.
The recent interview on 60 Minutes of "convicted drug offender" Michelle Leslie.
Granted that 60 Minutes is not the most creditable of authorities however Michelle Leslie's own account was I believe entirely plausible.
She claimed that when stopped in a police roadblock outside the nightclub she would have had ample time to have hidden (or swallowed) any ecstacy tablets that might have been in her possession. She claims that she had nothing and that the drugs were planted on her.
Following the advice of her legal team, her family paid approximately $20,000 in bribes and she agreed to plead guilty. This strategy worked well and she was released after only a few months. The downside is that she is now a pariah in Australia and elsewhere as a "convicted drug user"
Schappelle Corby might well have done better to have followed the same course of action but has instead maintained her innocence and refused to pay the requisite bribes.
I think in a sense that Schappelle is indeed a political prisoner because Indonesia (a predominently Muslim and anti Western society) is making her the scapegoat for its anti Australian bias and refuses to consider the possibility that she may be innocent.
As I have mentioned before, a forensic examination of the seized drugs could have provided a wealth of information. e.g. were her fingerprints or DNA on the bag? Was it Hydroponic? Where was it grown (trace elements in water during growth might give geographic clues)
The Australian Federal Police have the expertise to perform these tests but declined to do so.
The drugs have now been doused in petrol and burned closing off that opportunity.
I know this is a music forum but there are a lot of vey good people among the catters so I don't think I am wasting my time in giving this one more shot.
Values of fairness and justice are universal and I will not accept that Indonesia is allowed to do things differently to other countries.
The Australian government's perpetual toadying to Indonesia is not bringing us any benefit.
Sigh
Keef


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: robomatic
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 10:20 AM

Life is hard. It's even harder when you're dumb (or related to druggies).


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 04:57 AM

Today the Indonesian courts had a public bonfire of the infamous boogie board and the 5 Kilos of weed, thus making sure that the forensic tests that her legal team have been requesting are now an impossibility.
Nice one!

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200603/s1594624.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200603/s1594624.htm

Can't get my clicky thing to go blue
but i'm sure you'll know wot to do with the link


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 10:49 PM

The Australian government is doing about as much for Schappelle Corby as it is doing for David Hicks ( 5 years in Guantanamo bay and counting).
Diplomacy or Appeasment?
Australia now has similar laws to Indonesia eg criticism of the government equals sedition.
Massive increase in prison population predicted!!
Sigh....


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: Peace
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 10:09 AM

Looks like BS to me. Is the Australian Gov't doing anything on her behalf?


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 27 Feb 06 - 03:27 AM

Hi Peace
Yes she has been largly forgotten. The recent Bali 9 case has been the headline grabber. Totally different situation ( risking the death penalty to smuggle heroin OUT of Indonesia) Not much sympathy from the public nor from me on that one.
The case involving her half brother should go to court in a few months. It is possible that new evidence may then be revealed.
Has there ever been another interception of commercial quantities of drugs being smuggled from Australia INTO Indonesia? I think not!
Keef


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: Peace
Date: 26 Feb 06 - 11:10 PM

Has she been forgotten?


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 05:56 PM

Thanks Azizi
Chances of reopening the case are probably not good.
Public pressure might help and that's why I keep trying in my own small way to point out the injustice.
Any ideas, opinions and debate on this would be welcome.
Keef


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 05:32 PM

Keef, I'm interested, and it appears from reading this thread that Ms. Corby may be innocent, but-perhaps like others here- I don't know much about that Bali's laws and what can be done in this case now short of appeal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 04:16 PM

Nobody interested?
Not even the trolls?
Sigh!


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: GUEST,Choof
Date: 22 Jan 06 - 08:20 PM

But was it a joint venture?


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 22 Jan 06 - 07:18 PM

And now this!

Corby brother's role to be tested in court
Monday January 23, 2006
Corby's half-brother, James Sioeli Kisina (Channel 9 image)

By ninemsn staff

Police allegations that Schapelle Corby's half-brother was involved in exporting the cannabis that put her in jail could be tested in court within weeks, according to a report.

The Australian newspaper reports lawyers for James Sioeli Kisina, 18, said they were considering a Supreme Court appeal after the allegations were used by Queensland police to successfully oppose their client's bail.

A sworn affidavit by arresting officer Detective Sergeant Dean Godfrey said: "He (Mr Kisina) is suspected of some involvement in the exportation of cannabis for which his sister has received a 20-year imprisonment sentence."

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The affidavit also alleged Mr Kisina, who was arrested after a Brisbane home invasion last Tuesday, had a "propensity to commit offences" and that he suffered from a "lack of parental guidance".

Mr Kisina was 16 and with his sister when she was caught at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport in October 2004 carrying 4.1kg of cannabis in a bodyboard bag.

Mr Kisina carried the bag to the Customs desk, but when asked by officials if it was his, Corby interrupted and claimed ownership.

After two days of interrogation, Balinese police released Mr Kisina after finding no proof of involvement in the crime.

� National Nine News 2006
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=82502


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: Keef
Date: 22 Jan 06 - 06:54 PM

Polls show support for Schapelle has fallen off dramatically since the time of her trial and conviction. This may be explained by the short attention span of the public and the fact that she is yesterdays news and we should all move on. ( The only place that Scapelle will be moving on to is a much worse jail than she is in now).
False accusations of prior involvement with drug traffickers, a series of hopeless defence teams and disclosures of misdemeanors by some of her family members. Plenty of mud, and much of it has stuck.
Whenever I have had a discussion with someone who thinks that she is guilty I have found that their arguments are not based on fact or logic but mainly on innuendo or third hand claims of inside knowledge. This reminds me very much of the Lindy Chamberlain affair, a majority were convinced that she was guilty (some still are) despite solid vindication in the form of the missing "mattine jacket" found by chance some years later and that the incriminating "Foetal Blood" found in her car was actually carpet glue.
Through the many hours of evidence that Schappele gave at her trial, and during many television interviews she has consistently stuck by her claim of innocence. Psychologists have examined her videos and have stated that she shows none of the micro expression which give us all away when we tell porkies.
Perhaps those of you who are good poker players can have another look at the photo in

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/oh-brother-the-family-nightmare-begins-again/2006/01/19/1137553712018.html

and see who you think has the losing hand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into Bali)
From: Peace
Date: 22 Jan 06 - 12:40 AM

Anyone who actually wished to smuggle drugs into Indonesia would have the good sense to send it inside machinery or spare tires or, or, or. Has Amnesty International taken on her case as a human rights violation?


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby (importing cannabis into B
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jan 06 - 10:01 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 21 Jan 06 - 04:16 AM

Back in December during the period in which Schapelle's appeal was being considered, the South Australian police released details of photographs of Schapelle in the company of an accused drug trafficker. It was implied that the photographs were taken before her fateful trip to Bali and this would have had a very bad impact on her chances of a succesful appeal. It was not until January 13th 2006 that it was revealed the photographs had an innocent explanation
http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Man-in-Corby-photos-comes-forward/2006/01/13/1136956321691.html
By the this time the damage to her appeal had most likely already been done.
This strange saga is still unfolding and I think there will be some more   interesting developements in the weeks ahead.
I still believe that the accidental failure of an interstate smuggling operation is a likely explanation. However in the light of the latest information, and asking the question "who would be so stupid as to risk a death sentence for a dubious financial gain in attempting the smuggling operation?" I would have to say that it might be the kind of thing a 16 year old male might do.
I certainly did some dumb and dangerous things myself at that age!


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 20 Jan 06 - 08:19 PM

The case is back in the news this week. Schapelle's sentence increased to 20 years and her brother arrested in bizzare circumstances.
I have no inside knowledge, only what I have seen in the media.
I have been convinced of Schapelle' innocence by her demeanor and by the unlikelyhood that she would be involved in a venture so risky and for such a low chance of profit.
The following link has the story and a photograph which was taken at the airport by Scapelle's mother.
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/oh-brother-the-family-nightmare-begins-again/2006/01/19/1137553712018.html

Have a careful look at the faces and see what you think.
I can see no sign of worry on her face.
It will be interesting to see what happens when her brother faces some tough questioning in his upcoming trial.
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction!
Keef


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Gurney
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 07:16 AM

There was a time, many years ago, when British tourist's cars were occasionally stolen in various european countries, recovered by the local police, and when the tourist arrived home, stolen again, recovered again by the British police with the tyres off, and body panels and trim opened up. Sometimes the panels had been cut open with professional metal shears.
So far as I remember, the perps were never caught, and no-one knew what had been smuggled in.
There isn't much under the sun that is new.

There is some partisan argument above about Shapelle's guilt. As I understand it, she was found guilty of bringing drugs into Indonesia.
How can you argue with that? The stuff was in her bag when she arrived. She took drugs into Indonesia.
The more enlightened legal systems around would debate knowledge and intent and justice.
There is also the point that drug dealers are on a par with serial killers, totally unconcerned with other people's lives. "Some unlucky cow got twenty years, her bad luck, but I lost my dope!"

My instinct is: I shouldn't think she knew about it, or she would have been more careful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 08 Jul 05 - 05:03 AM

Ohmygod, a dingo took moy stash!


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 09:08 PM

I still think a dingo did it...

(oops! Sorry, wrong story)


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 07 Jul 05 - 02:18 AM

Well the case is back in the news again, the weird characters in the defence team are perhaps a good choice given the circus that passes for a justice system in Indonesia. The re run of footage from the trial shows once again the CLEAR SEE THROUGH CLIPLOCK BAG in which the dope was "hidden".
If the dope was any good at all, and there was 5KG of it, the smell would have been obvious at several metres away. If this passed through check in and airport security and was then loaded on the plane, what kind of security system are they running at Brisbane airport.
The security staff and other airport personel should be compelled to give evidence. Even without an admission from whoever might have planted the dope the evidence of the likelyhood of detection at Brisbane airport should make it even more obvious that only a lunatic would attempt to do what Schappelle has been convicted of. She does not seem like a lunatic   
but if so then she could surely plead insanity?
Holiday in Bali?.....I don't think so


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 06 Jul 05 - 07:20 AM

For me the most damming evidence against Schappelle came from the Indonesian customs officer who gave evidence stating that Schappelle said, "There is some."
Given that English is a second language for this Indonesian he would not be able to detect the subtle differences in intonation that we use to give meaning to what we are saying.
It could be that what she actually said was, "There is some...." and failed to finish the sentence. She failed to finish the sentence because she was so surprised and apprehensive.If this is the case, what she meant was, "Oh my God! There is something there!" The officer said that she then attempted to prevent him from opening it. This action, I believe, was an automatic defensive reflex that anyone would have under such circumstances.
I think the defense team should call a high profile Indonesian language professor who is an expert in the English language together with a similar expert from Australia.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 08:14 AM

Now has surfaced the tale of a Japanese woman given the same bum's rush in An Australian court - her tale is that her employer paid for the trip - her luggage was damaged and the tour guide gave her mew luggage and the Aussie Judge refused to believe her story.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: GUEST,bannana
Date: 22 Jun 05 - 12:15 AM

schapelle is fucking guilty as hell i hope she dies 0xx00x peace in the world


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Jun 05 - 09:04 AM

Somebody in West Aus graffitied the Parliament house about Schapelle.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Hrothgar
Date: 06 Jun 05 - 06:44 AM

One of the reasons Honest John wants to keep the Indonesians on side is that they can cut the number of boat people to zero. It is far better politically to have illegal immigrants/asylum seekers/refugees stopped in Indonesia than have them get into Australian territorial waters.

If the Indos throw them in jail or send them back where they came from, nobody in Australia knows or cares. One can see why John want to keep the Indos happy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 05 - 06:14 PM

Hi Tam
No offence taken. If I have helped convince one person that there is at least a possibility that she did not commit the crime then I have done my bit. Many people are so strongly against drugs that they would rather see a thousand innocent persons convicted than that a single guilty person go free. That is a moral question to be decided.
Now for the hard part, how to convince enough people in Indonesia!
That won't be easy, even while the trial was in progress a group of people were protesting around the courthouse demanding the death penalty. Australians have been unpopular in Indonesia since we finally made an attempt to prevent the slaughter of the East Timorese.
Time may now be on the side of Schapelle. The continuing investigation into criminal activity at Australian airports may reveal the truth of what happened. Considering that she still faces a possible death sentence after the appeal, the investigations ought to have the same priority as a murder investigation.
Keef


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 10:37 AM

1) 2nd Qantas security employee sacked for assisting cocaine smugglers in Sydney Airport

2) the other day a big rally was organised at The Gold Coast (where Schapelle lives) and all of a handful of people turned up...


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 10:31 AM

Look, I'm sure that our pollies know what's best for our international relations with Indonesia - after all they let them invade West Papua and East Timor when it was the best thing, and then they stepped in in East Timor when it was the best thing (just for whom, I'm not really sure though)...


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: GUEST,kevin
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 09:18 AM

i think we should start sinking all the illegal fishing boats on our waters off the northern coast, they are now catching mudcrabs in our large river systems, lucky its not wally lewis country as they make their own rules there!What about the huge fish and shark catches that leave our waters daily and is tolerated by the home country and for all we know encouraged!!
bet they have the death penality if we fish illegally in their waters?
how long did that guy get that conspired with the bomb attack???
how many everyday aussies` were murdered????
just seems something is badley wrong with our diplomatic relations and our corresponding laws of justice
are we as a society getting to soft?
Just wanted to add something else to the debate and their is a lot of other issues that affect everday good clean living australians
cheers


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Tam the man
Date: 04 Jun 05 - 07:31 AM

Keef,

I'm sorry if I have offended you, I hope you accept this appoligy, I feel sorry for that woman. as I said I'm sorry if I have offended you Keef.

Let's agree to disagree.

Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: John O'L
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:09 AM

Mr. Downer too has received a little package of ba-silly-ess.

As if he didn't have enough of it already.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Joybell
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 08:22 PM

Nice to report a bit of sillyness in this awful affair.
Our dear leader, Mr Howard, said of the white powder sent to the Indonesian Embassy,
"....it appears to be powder containing ba-silly-ess"

For the record it turned out to be harmless. Dangerous game none the less. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Leadfingers
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 08:10 PM

One more for the ton !


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 08:05 PM

I had a friend whose boyfriend worked in Brisbane, and he used to regularly turn up with nice coats left behind on planes, and pockets full of miniature alcohol bottles - which were supposed to be dumped from overseas planes landing here as no customs tax had been paid.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 07:57 PM

There is solid evidence of criminal activity among airport security and baggage handlers. It makes sense to send dope from Brisbane to Sydney because Sydney is the biggest city and the biggest market.
Sending by road risks detection. Baggage handlers enjoy safe access to airport..no checks on what they carry in or out.
Baggage handler puts dope in zippered compartment on boogie board, nice and obvious for easy removal in Sydney.
Now this system has a fatal flaw, if the Sydney handler fails to collect the stash...oops!
Reasons for failure to collect could include...big cocaine shipment on same day (fact), undercover agent in Sydney airport has blown his cover (fact).
If the handler in Sydney had any suspicion that he was being watched then he would simply let the package go through.
The defence team has asked repeatedly for forensic testing of the bag and contents. Just one fingerprint belonging to a baggage handler would have been conclusive proof.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 07:00 AM

Since Little Johny made such a big fuss about insisting on the right to invade SE Asian countries to attack terrorists, I wonder if we should start worrying about the next Indonesian 'Boat People'?

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 02:38 AM

G'day dianavan,

Errr... good question! It's the phrase used in an earlier version of the SMH article - presumably meaning that they had determined that the "white powder' had some organic / bacterial content ... but weren't sure what it was. Now it seems it wasn't anything dangerous - just "threatening" in the context of the 360 such anthrax/etc. postings in the US that followed the WTC attack.

I wasn't expecting it to be anthrax ... we don't have the sort of fulltime chemical/biological warfare units that provided the material in the US. It might just as well have been talcum powder ... the same full decon and evacuation would have occurred.

Regards,

Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: dianavan
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 01:36 AM

What is bacteria powder???


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 02 Jun 05 - 12:01 AM

G'day again,

A couple of blickies:

Qantas security chief sacked

and:

Bacteria powder "not dangerous"

Of course, it must be right ... I read it in the paper!

Regard(les)sly,

Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 11:35 PM

Somebody sent some white powder in an envelope to the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra. Apparently now claimed to be harmless, but everyone was decontaminated. Made front page of all Indonesian Newspapers, who mostly took no notice of her trial.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 10:40 PM

G'day,

Today's Sydney Morning Herald, p. 1, says:
Qantas security chief sacked

A disgraced former drug detective who was mentioned adversely during the Police Royal Commission in 1996 has been sacked as a security m,anager at Qantas. He was stood down following a security review conducted by the airline ...

(continues ... probably online at www.smh.com.au ...)

... er yes ...

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 09:16 PM

Just a comment after our recent holiday. Travelling from America on international flights check-in luggage must be left unlocked. Locked luggage is not accepted. Just presenting a locked bag is viewed as suspicious. Your check-in luggage can be examined at any point.

In Australia the rules are different and check-in luggage is examined while you are present - if you are selected for this. We only took what we could carry on board and bought what we needed in America. Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 06:10 PM

Righto, I will go and lock myself up in the shed for 20 years..guilty as hell!


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Tam the man
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 01:14 PM

You are going around saying that this lady is innocent of a crime, and yet you go and commit one by not declaring that you have food with you when landed at Brisbane.
I thought that you weren't allowed any type of food on planes in Australia, or is that just arriving in Australia Keef, lucky for you you were let off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 01 Jun 05 - 06:48 AM

One more thing folks.
It would be expected that normal procedure at Brisbane airport is to check outgoing bags for explosives, native fauna etc. (Budgies are frequently smuggled in men's speedos).
If I had just checked in a bag containing a barely concealed stash of dope, then I would be feeling slightly tense.
Photos and videos of Schapelle at Brisbane airport show a happy and relaxed person looking forward to her holiday.
If airport personel did not X ray her baggage, or undo the zipper and inspect it then where is the post Sept 11 security.
If she really was allowed to check in such a large package of organic material and have it loaded on board a plane in Brisbane, then have it pass through Sydney airport undetected, then what sort of clowns are in charge of security.
I know that when I came through Brisbane airport a few years ago, customs pulled me over because the X ray showed something that looked a bit like a block of hash. It was in reality a small piece of wedding cake that I probably should have declared to quarantine.
So, which is the most likely scenario, dodgy handlers making use of their easy entry and exit to secure areas..or .. Bold and brazen smuggler risking huge penalties for very low profit if any?


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Subject: RE: BS: Schapelle Corby
From: Keef
Date: 31 May 05 - 07:54 PM

There is a story going around amongst those who hold the guilty view that the dope was to be delivered to Schappele's sister who runs a surf shop in Bali. The dope was for sale to Aussie surfers who like the green grass of home. Now I doubt that the profit margin (if any) would be sufficient to justify the risk, however if I was going to make the attempt, here is what I would do.
Carefully slice the boogie board down the seam, hollow out the core, insert dope, seal the edge with silicon, thoroughly clean down board to remove any lingering dope smell. That should give me a good chance of avoiding detection by dogs or customs.
Here is what I would not do.
Stuff a huge see through bag of dope in the pouch of the board bag and not even bother to lock the zipper.
The alternative scenario which is a stuff up by bent baggage handlers looks more likely with new revelations every day of criminal activity at Sydney airport.
In Australia flights are used for the domestic leg of the journey before departing overseas. Baggage handlers have been involved in diverting baggage from international baggage carousels to domestic to avoid customs inspection.


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