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Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults (Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport)
BBC.com ^ | 6-30-2014 | BBC

Posted on 07/03/2014 12:29:21 PM PDT by servo1969

Edited on 07/07/2014 5:05:04 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

One of the victims was a childhood friend of his daughter, another was an autograph hunter aged seven or eight.


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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Crime/Corruption; United Kingdom
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To: servo1969

Justice delayed is justice denied. The ruling elite always protect heir own.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 12:31:02 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: servo1969

“So they tanned ‘is ‘ide when he died Clyde,

And that’s it hangin’ on the shed...”


3 posted on 07/03/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: thorvaldr

Glad they will be tying this kangaroo down.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 12:34:31 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: servo1969

What took so long? jeez


5 posted on 07/03/2014 12:36:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: servo1969
indecently assaulting four girls

Is there a 'decent' way of assaulting someone?...............

6 posted on 07/03/2014 12:36:27 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Red Badger

white gloves


7 posted on 07/03/2014 12:36:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: servo1969

Weird. I was playing “Tie me Kangaroo Down” on my harmonica just an hour ago. Easy to play on the harmonica, by the way.


8 posted on 07/03/2014 12:37:22 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: servo1969

I remember hearing that song on Dr. Demento back in the 1970s. I always thought it was a stupid song and that Dr. Demento sometimes had to scrape the bottom of the “novelty” barrel to come up with content for his show.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 12:37:25 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: servo1969
IMO the early to mid teen years are the most dangerous time for a girl in terms of molestation,etc.Most girls of that age are at least starting to look like women but they're too inexperienced to understand the tricks that an older guy can play.I'm sure this clown could have had all then 18 year old girls he wanted yet he went for the underage ones.

Well,that's showbiz.

11 posted on 07/03/2014 12:39:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SamAdams76

The Goodies made fun of him a lot.


12 posted on 07/03/2014 12:39:52 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: servo1969
Darn you, Rolf. You were the voice of Australia for me.

I'd occasionally replay the closing of the Sydney Olympics to hear you and the crowd sing Waltzing Matilda. No more.

13 posted on 07/03/2014 12:41:47 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Scoutmaster

Forget it. That was Slim Dusty. I’ll still have Sydney.


14 posted on 07/03/2014 12:42:50 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: servo1969
naughty boy
15 posted on 07/03/2014 12:44:00 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: SamAdams76
I remember hearing that song on Dr. Demento back in the 1970s. I always thought it was a stupid song and that Dr. Demento sometimes had to scrape the bottom of the “novelty” barrel to come up with content for his show.

I remember the song when it was first released...early-mid 60's.It was a big hit here and,presumably,was at least pretty big in Canada,Britain and Australia.I thought it was really fun.It wasn't "Eve of Destruction" or "The Times They Are A Changing"...IT was lighthearted fun.

16 posted on 07/03/2014 12:45:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: servo1969

Sounds like another Jimmy Saville. Only Jimmie died before it came out so didn’t have to face it.
If this guy is guilty, string him up. I can’t think of anything worse than trading an innocent’s
childhood for your own sexual pleasure.


17 posted on 07/03/2014 12:46:10 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Slim Dusty still remains Oz’s greatest singer of that genre.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Scoutmaster; naturalman1975
I'd occasionally replay the closing of the Sydney Olympics to hear you and the crowd sing Waltzing Matilda.

Are you an Aussie...or "former" Aussie? Just curious.The version of Waltzing Matilda I like was done by the Seekers some years back at some big Aussie sporting event.It's on youtube.Also,that very same version is the background music for a tribute to Aussie soldiers who served in Iraq.That,too,is on youtube.Very moving,IMO

19 posted on 07/03/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport” was a hit in Australia in 1960 and scored in the US three years later. In the summer of 1963, it was far and away the most popular song in our neighborhood.


20 posted on 07/03/2014 1:11:52 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: servo1969

Why did it take 50, 40 and 30 years for the 4 alleged victims to come forward with their claims?


21 posted on 07/03/2014 1:15:07 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: servo1969

He is to be sentenced tomorrow...the fallout from the Jimmy Saville sex abuse scandal has been tremendous with many prominent entertainment people caught in the dragnet.


22 posted on 07/03/2014 1:21:36 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Fiji Hill

My parents bought the 45rpm record for me and I played it all the time as a child.


23 posted on 07/03/2014 1:23:35 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Red Badger

In criminal law, “assault” can mean simply threatening someone in such a way that they fear violence. That doesn’t necessarily have to be “indecent”: could just be adults who are mad at each other.


24 posted on 07/03/2014 1:25:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If I die before I wake, feed Jake.)
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To: Paisan

I loved that song.


25 posted on 07/03/2014 1:36:28 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Gay State Conservative; naturalman1975
No, I'm not a Aussie nor a former Aussie.

The story is stupid. I did a third grade project on Australia and have always had a soft spot for all things Oz.

I'm the person who started the Anzac day thread on FR, and I've hiked a thousand miles in an Akubra hat.

In international Scouting, you trade uniform parts instead of patches. My standard Scouting windbreaker/raincoat is from New South Wales contingent to a PanAsian jamboree; my standard Scouting fleece is a 2007 World Scout Jamboree issue from Australia.

26 posted on 07/03/2014 2:22:19 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: SamAdams76
Some of the more interesting... OK, bizarre, shows were the "Unreleased Tapes" shows where he featured a show of nothing but people that have sent their demo tapes in and they would make the air.

Somewhere buried away I still have a bunch of Demento Society swag, and Close Personal Friends Of Al [Yankovich] newsprint fanclub newsletters.

</innerdweeb>

27 posted on 07/03/2014 6:01:32 PM PDT by Rodamala
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