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Old 9th May 2017, 12:02
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Publicity stunt, new LH route announcements, a spare change of clothes.

Modern clowns wear suits these days.
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Old 9th May 2017, 12:16
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So throwing a harmless lemon meringue pie is a heinous assault, but throwing the book is warranted?

He's lucky he didn't cop a shoe!*







*Probably wouldn't need to duck to avoid it, though...
On a technical note yes. In fact standing over someone and yelling while not allowing them to escape is considered assault, albeit a low grade. Under the law, a person's body is inviolate so it is assault.
Reminds me of a story told by Billy Connolly, while doing a show in Brisbane an old bloke stepped up on the stage and called him a "filthmonger" (to which Connolly replied "Aye, that's a pretty accurate description") then took a swing at him.
Connolly of course remarked that he wasn't hurt, as the guy made a common mistake of thinking his chin went all the way to the end of his beard. LOL
Not wanting to highlight what you have re Joyce's stature but it does beg the question whether this guy would have been so quick to do this if it was Dixon or some other fairly tall person with a bit of mongrel about them... probably not I suspect.
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Old 9th May 2017, 21:21
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Appreciative staff should look after any legal bills for services rendered regardless of the reason. Despite the public response, I doubt a vindictive and nasty little man will take this well. Hitler hung his assailants up with piano wire and purged something like 7000 others. Come to think of it, excluding piano wire, that's a not an unfamiliar figure!
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Old 10th May 2017, 00:16
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I'm with Aerial Perspective.

One thing is to say "I'd like to knock his block off" and another is to, without provocation or even worse from behind actually hit a person or jam a pie in their face.

Turns out it was about the marriage equality issue. Makes conservatives look like fools. Playing right into the hands of the Lefties.

That's just my own standard.
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Old 10th May 2017, 00:52
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Just some religious zealot who resents Alan Joyce's right to express his view on same sex marriage. There should be more people like Mr Joyce in society who are not scared to come out and be what they are-BTW- it is not illegal to be gay, but it is illegal to throw a pie in some ones face. When will the self indulgent religious right grow up.
Thank goodness we did not have a plebiscite on gay marriage.

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Old 10th May 2017, 02:46
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There should be more people like Mr Joyce
Not in my opinion there shouldn't.
Self serving r sole.
Had a close call with prostate cancer, makes prostate cancer an issue through Qantas. I don't recall any input until then.
He's openly a homosexual, so pushes the homosexual cause through Qantas avenues including staff wearing insignia.
I'm surprised there's not some form of dental cause doing the rounds.


A pie in the face? Who really cares.

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Old 10th May 2017, 06:40
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http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politi...10-gw1hud.html

Mr Overheu told radio station 6PR he objected to Qantas' support for marriage equality, which he labelled "corporate bullying aimed at social engineering"
here here Mr Overheu, time to send this leprechaun back where he came from.
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Old 10th May 2017, 07:00
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Originally Posted by p.j.m View Post
'We won't be suppressed': Qantas boss Alan Joyce 'reinvigorated' by pie to the face

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Mr Overheu told radio station 6PR he objected to Qantas' support for marriage equality, which he labelled "corporate bullying aimed at social engineering".
If you don't agree with the causes or positions that a particular company promotes then don't buy products or use services from that particular company. Don't commit assault.

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Old 10th May 2017, 08:48
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I absolute commend Joyce for standing strong in what he believes.

Bullying and assault has absolutely no place in this world, regardless of what you think on the issue or Joyce as a CEO.

IMHO, the only mistake he's made is to pursue civil charges. If he really wants to champion the cause of acceptance, he'd have done well to let the police sort it out and not got involved.

Nothing would have been more dignified than indicating he wasn't going to pursue a civil case, because he'd much rather focus his efforts on positives of the cause.

A lost opportunity to take the moral high ground, methinks.
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Old 10th May 2017, 10:16
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Originally Posted by RENURPP View Post
Not in my opinion there shouldn't.
Self serving r sole.
Had a close call with prostate cancer, makes prostate cancer an issue through Qantas. I don't recall any input until then.
He's openly a homosexual, so pushes the homosexual cause through Qantas avenues including staff wearing insignia.
I'm surprised there's not some form of dental cause doing the rounds.


A pie in the face? Who really cares.
Good on you mate.
Ever considered that if it weren't for pooftas, you probably wouldn't have a computer to type on.
And hey, as a result you might have even been speaking German now - or Japanese...
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Old 10th May 2017, 10:35
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I'm a bit surprised that Waleed hasn't started some sort of [email protected] campaign.

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Old 10th May 2017, 10:52
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.Good on you mate.
Ever considered that if it weren't for pooftas, you probably wouldn't have a computer to type on.
And hey, as a result you might have even been speaking German now - or Japanese...
Question for you - how did those pooftas get here in the first place? I put it to you that there were ALL members of the sinful sexes involved. And for that, I wholeheartedly blame the parents for the whole Jq/RedQ/Qf fiasco. Turing was a genius, but he certainly didn't invent Foxconn or discover Shenzhen and tragically no one until much later understood his genius. Jobs/Gates etc were not of the 'boy/TG/L/Beast/Priest' variety and they DID put keyboards in everyone's hands, so that's probably drawing too long a bow.

The guy is a d**k, but far more so because he didn't pie the tool when he was conducting grandstanding operations during his epiphany 'let's shut the place down' speech.

Joyce is a vindictive jealous little man who harbours grudges and doesn't like looking like a fool - which is why he sacks anyone who does disagree with him. A mate told me it was on CNN in the US. He won't take this lying down and it will have shaken him.

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Old 10th May 2017, 11:07
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Lovely.
Glad to see some true intellectuals coming out of the woodwork...
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Old 10th May 2017, 11:28
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Good on you Tartare,Ret and Slippery Pete. RENURPP did you know that Australias greatest ever Olympian and someone who you probably cheered wildly in 2000 is openly gay. Scary 'eh, wow.........
Ian Thorpe if you are having another senior moment.
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Old 10th May 2017, 11:31
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I couldn't give a rats hetro/homonsexual or whatever. It's 2017 and you like what you like. I don't think many people REALLY care, let's move on....
BUT I can't image a 'hetro' campaign pushed by an international airline, being particularly kosher with locals or very well regarded by anyone really. So why bother pushing at all is my question?

It's the wrong industry if your homophobic.
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Old 10th May 2017, 11:34
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Originally Posted by Cravenmorehead View Post
Good on you Tartare,Ret and Slippery Pete. RENURPP did you know that Australias greatest ever Olympian and someone who you probably cheered wildly in 2000 is openly gay. Scary 'eh, wow.........
Ian Thorpe if you are having another senior moment.
He should have been openly gay from the beginning, because those who knew him knew but didn't care. Take it from me, he was 'never' straight. But let's put the financial record straight, Thorpe has lost millions for himself, Joyce has made himself millions (likely 100 of them) while losing B (yes that's a B) billions for everyone else.
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Old 10th May 2017, 12:05
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Must be Eurovision time again with all them princesses grandstanding around.
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Old 10th May 2017, 13:09
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Originally Posted by Slippery_Pete View Post

Bullying and assault has absolutely no place in this world, regardless of what you think on the issue or Joyce as a CEO.
Awesome. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the activists that prevented about half the crowd from attending an ACL meeting in MEL yesterday. The activists then blocked those who had managed to get in from leaving.

Given that was a group of people (rather than a lone individual), and they've refused to apologise, and their actions are consistent with bullying from other rainbow activist groups in recent times, I'm wondering why there's been such little condemnation of them?

Originally Posted by Slippery_Pete View Post

IMHO, the only mistake he's made is to pursue civil charges. If he really wants to champion the cause of acceptance, he'd have done well to let the police sort it out and not got involved.
Not his choice to make. It's actually the call of the police as to whether someone gets charged though. Given his profile though that would no doubt carry some weight in the copper's minds as to how to proceed.

A lost opportunity to take the moral high ground, methinks.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10th May 2017, 13:14
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Originally Posted by Ret Sabala View Post
Just some religious zealot who resents Alan Joyce's right to express his view on same sex marriage. There should be more people like Mr Joyce in society who are not scared to come out and be what they are-BTW- it is not illegal to be gay, but it is illegal to throw a pie in some ones face. When will the self indulgent religious right grow up.
Thank goodness we did not have a plebiscite on gay marriage.
Like the threats of violence endured by people trying to attend the ACL meeting? It's not illegal to be Christian but it is illegal to threaten violence against them. Sadly the coppers are more likely to take action against the lone Nutter than the groups that threaten violence against those attending the ACL meeting.
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Old 10th May 2017, 14:06
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Keg, why are you defending what is basically a hate group?
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