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  1. The press raving about Ed has hit saturation point. Forever we are reading about how down to earth Ed is, how everyone relates to him, how he can perform with only a loop machine and how normal he is. Then reminded that he is a musical genius, if not just talented but gifted etc. It really stinks to high heaven when Michael Gudinski can say that he is better than other male performers his company has toured here such as Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling stone and Paul McCartney. It is all so weird though because despite saying how " down to earth" and humble Ed is, he then goes on to say how interested Ed is in breaking records and how he is already planning his next tours. Watching Australia make this tour the most successful in our history is painful to see. Makes me ashamed. Meanwhile everyone is yet again ignoring how he rips off songs and is the biggest musical fraud in the business. Case in point again - which seems to be conveniently swept under the carpet. This songs are so similar - yet Ed hardly gets any grief or attention for it despite a lawsuit. Yes, he of course "wrote" this song for Faith and Garth which he obviously ripped off Australian country artist Jasmine Rae's When I found you. He does it all the time and never gets much criticism for it. Others are torn apart for so much less.
  2. O;h, why I am reading again her article. Now she is the one that is suffering ageism. She is supposed to now be a "hero" to older women. What a joke More from the gushing article that Australia always put out about her. in 2015, Minogue introduced Tina Arena into the ARIA hall of fame and watched her call out the music industry for putting women over 40 out to pasture. It's an issue Minogue has faced as commercial pop radio gets younger and younger. Sia is the only woman over 40 regularly played on chart stations, while even Madonna was pensioned off years ago. "Tina nailed it. My hall of Fame speech in 2011. I scribbled in the back of the car. I am so bad at those things. So I was listening to Tina and thinking that I really should have thought about mine a bit more. But that's my way, I guess. Tina did a great speech about the use-by-date for women. This morning, I saw a magazine with Julia Roberts on the cover - I look at that and think Yes, you are older than you were in Pretty Woman but you are kind of ageless to me. Or Jennifer Aniston. Or Jennifer Lopez. They are all around my age" See how she again does not mention Madonna, despite Madonna being the main victim of ageist comments. When does Julia and the 2 Jennifers gets called out for their age. The reporter brought Madonna's name up, not Kilo.
  3. Back to Kilo herself., She was featured in Stellar magazine this weekend. She truly is the most opportunist shady pop star of them all. She completely threw ex boyfriend Josh Sashay away under the bus while as usual the article painted her as heartbroken Kylie etc. They always do. However, by doing this also revealed how little she really cares about her massive gay following. Despite the fact that it is her male gay fans that love her so much. She uses them up and has done since she reinvented herself as a "gay icon" The piece really raves about her as the media always do. But I quote her here. Before this quote, they hone in on the fact that Sashay away used her publicist to launch a campaign for marriage equality in Australia amid criticism he was promoting himself as well as the cause. " I'm not usually that public. It was partly him as well, it wasn't my decision. I went along with it, It was slightly out of character. But I give most things a go " So Kilo, You have a massive gay following. They are your biggest fans by a mile. Women and kids don't have any interest in you. Yet, you really did not get behind the marriage equality push at all. Dannii was far more vocal. Kylie SHOULD have been campaigning non stop when the vote was going on but we hardly heard a peep from her. Josh Sashay away was more interested all along in marriage equality in Australia and he is not even Australian !
  4. No wonder this guy is launching "go fund me" pages. He can't afford clothes that fit him !
  5. NO ! I am seriously thinking of moving to Geelong as well. Maybe not now ! It is the second biggest city in Victoria after Melbourne and is such a beautiful place.
  6. Yes ! Potts Point is a small, affluent, and densely populated suburb of inner-city Sydney, Australia. Potts Point is located 3 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district and is part of the local government area of the City of Sydney. Potts Point is known for nightlife, especially the neon-lit clubs and bars of Kings Cross. Daytime brings a buzzing cafe scene, with locals heading to Macleay Street for bistro brunches and edgy fashion.
  7. I watched a 2 hour documentary on this tonight on the History Channel and it is one of the most shameful disregard for human life and humanity we could imagine. The saying that " All is fair in love and war" is one I never can remotely agree with. This is something that should never be excused or forgotten Early morning on March 16, 1968, helicopters carrying U.S. soldiers flew into a tiny village on the eastern side of South Vietnam, bordering the South China Sea. They'd arrived by a series of hamlets, known as My Lai, expecting to find a booby-trapped stronghold of their enemy, the Viet Cong. Instead, all they saw were noncombatants: women, children, elderly men. Many of them were preparing for breakfast. The Americans, about 100 soldiers from the Army's Americal division, proceeded to massacre them. Over the next several hours, the civilians in My Lai (pronounced "Me Lie") and an adjacent settlement were shot and thrown in ditches. The body count: 504 people from more than 240 families. Some women were raped. Huts and homes were burned. Even the livestock was destroyed. It was one of the worst American military crimes in history and still pierces the collective conscience of Vietnam War veterans. On Friday, an organization called the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee is scheduled to hold a vigilin Lafayette Square across from the White House to acknowledge the American war crimes at My Lai. Right after the attack, the soldiers — who had been told by their superiors the night before that everyone they'd see would be a Viet Cong guerrilla or sympathizer — kept quiet about what they'd done. For more than a year and a half, the public wouldn't know about the atrocity. Top military officials initially tried to keep a lid on the killings and commanders even touted the mission to the press as a tactical feat. A United Press International wire service account published in newspapers March 16 reported that U.S. infantrymen "tangled with Communist forces threatening the northern city of Quang Ngai Saturday and U.S. spokesmen reported 128 guerrillas slain in the bitter fighting." But a few paragraphs later, the article, unwittingly, contained an ominous foreshadowing: "Details of the fighting near Quang Ngai were sketchy." Soon, a government whistleblower and a promising journalist would expose the atrocity. In early 1969, Ronald Ridenhour, a veteran from Arizona, wrote a letter to the White House, Pentagon, State Department and numerous members of Congress, revealing his conversations with soldiers who participated or saw the attack. Ridenhour's letter included details that made the allegations credible and worthy of investigation, including map coordinates of My Lai, witness names and the identities of the perpetrators, according toa congressional probe. Ridenhour's letters sparked a military investigation. By early September 1969, First Lt. William Laws Calley Jr., a 26-year-old college dropout from Miami who'd served as a platoon leader in the attack, was charged with the premeditated murder of 109 civilians. But the military only released the fact that Calley had been accused of murdering an unspecified number of people. Without knowing the magnitude of his crimes, the New York Times, for instance, only ran a four-paragraph Associated Press article on his arrest, running it on page 14. The press information officer "declined to give details of the case other than to say that the incident occurred in March, 1968, in Vietnam, and that the charge involves the deaths of more than one civilian," according to the article. Shortly after Calley had been charged, Seymour Hersh, a freelance reporter and former news aide to antiwar presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy, learned about My Lai from a lawyer opposed to the war. But he only got vague outlines. He started sniffing around. Eventually, he approached a Pentagon source. As he recalled in aNew Yorker piece three years ago, the official slapped his hand against his knee, and said, "That boy Calley didn't shoot anyone higher than this." Now Hersh had what he needed to crack the story wide open. Eventually, he found that tiny Times article noting Calley's full name and arrest. Then he visited Calley at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was being held. Incredibly, the Army allowed Hersh to read and takes note from Calley's classified charging sheet — the document that showed Calley had been accused of killing 109 people. Even more incredible was that when Hersh completed his expose and took it to Life and Look magazines, the editors rejected him. So Hersh took his story to the Dispatch News Service, which he described to the New Yorker as "a small antiwar news agency" in Washington. The story broke on the wires Nov. 12, 1969, and appeared in newspapers the next day. With a dateline from Fort Benning, Ga., Hersh began his story this way: "Lt. William L. Calley Jr., 26 years old, is a mild-mannered, boyish-looking Vietnam combat veteran with the nickname 'Rusty.' The Army is completing an investigation of charges that he deliberately murdered at least 109 Vietnamese civilians in a search-and-destroy mission in March 1968 in a Viet Cong stronghold known as 'Pinkville.' " Calley told Hersh he was merely following orders. His attorney, George W. Latimer, a former judge on the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, ridiculed the accusations against his client. "This is one case that should never have been brought," Latimer said. "Whatever killing there was in a firefight in connection with the operation. You can't afford to guess whether a civilian is a Viet Cong or not. Either they shoot you or you shoot them." Deep into the scoop, Hersh, who would win a Pulitzer Prize, wrote that Calley, only 5-foot-3, "seems slightly bewildered and hurt by the charges against him. He says he wants nothing more than to be cleared and return to the Army." He also told Hersh: "I know this sounds funny, but I like the Army ... and I don't want to do anything to hurt it." Hersh's article prompted front page stories in The Washington Post and the New York Times, and contributed to the swelling anger against President Richard Nixon, who was less than a year into his first term and had earlier that month pleaded for nationwide solidarity to support the war in his famous"Silent Majority" speech. Coincidentally, two days after the publication of Hersh's story, at least a quarter of a million people gathered by the Washington Monument to demand an end to the Vietnam War. "It surpassed in size the civil rights March on Washington in 1964 and was easily the largest — and was perhaps the youngest — antiwar crowd ever assembled in the United States," The Post noted. The massacre at My Lai, meanwhile, continued to make news. In early 1970, charges of trying to cover up the slaughter were brought against Maj. Gen. Samuel W. Koster, who'd served as the commanding general over the My Lai troops but was now the superintendent at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The news shocked the country. Numerous other officers were charged with concealing the killings, but the accusations against them — and Koster — were eventually dismissed. One brigade commander stood trial on coverup allegations, but was acquitted. Calley was the only officer convicted of playing a direct role in the massacre. According to Hersh's account, eleven other men were charged with murder, maiming or assault with the intent to commit murder, but their cases either fizzled out before trial or they were acquitted. During his trial in early 1971, Calley argued that he was merely following orders - echoing the same lines of the Nazis during the Nuremberg trials. But an Army jury of six men, five of whom served in combat, rejected that defense. On March 29, 1971, Calley was found guilty of the premeditated murder of at least 22 Vietnamese civilians. He was sentenced to life in prison, but Nixon intervened and ordered that he serve under house arrest in a reduced sentence. But Hersh was not done chronicling these crimes. In early 1972, Hersh compiled all of his research and wrote a mammoth two-part series for the New Yorker on the military's investigation into My Lai. One soldier, Terry Reid of Milwaukee, described to Hersh what he'd seen when the onslaught erupted. "As soon as they started opening up, it hit me that it was insanity. I walked to the rear. Pandemonium broke loose. It sounded insane — machine guns, grenades. One of the guys walked back, and I remember him saying, 'We got sixty women, kids, and some old men.' " Hersh also reported that more than 40 soldiers who spoke to him or government investigators recalled hearing, in advance of the operation, "a specific order to kill civilians." He quoted one soldier, Larry G. Holmes, who said: "We had three hamlets that we had to search and destroy. They told us they ... had dropped leaflets and stuff and everybody was supposed to be gone. Nobody was supposed to be there. If anybody is there, shoot them." Calley was not done with My Lai, either. He kept appealing his conviction and ultimately took his case into the civilian court system. By November 1974, three months after Nixon resigned, a federal-district court judge ordered Calley's release, having ruled earlier that the enormous publicity surrounding his case prevented a fair trial. Finally freed, Calley went on to work for his father-in-law's jewelry store in Columbus, Georgia, and, according to Hersh, spent the following years, "offering self-serving interviews to journalists willing to pay for them." In August 2009, at a local Kiwanis club near the military base in Georgia where he'd been court-martialed, Calley finally delivered his first public apology. A Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reporterchronicled the dramatic moment. "There is not a day that goes by that I do not feel remorse for what happened that day in My Lai," Calley told the Kiwanis members. "I feel remorse for the Vietnamese who were killed, for their families, for the American soldiers involved and their families. I am very sorry." But, during a short question-and-answer session, he also couldn't resist rationalizing what he'd done, either. "If you are asking why I did not stand up to them when I was given the orders," Calley said, "I will have to say that I was a second lieutenant getting orders from my commander and I followed them — foolishly, I guess."
  8. I know. Asking for people to fund their holiday is outrageous. It makes a total mockery of charity and giving to genuine cases of people desperately needing money for travelling overseas for life saving operations and treatment or for situations like a family losing both parents ( recent examples I have seen promoted by TV shows for genuine tragic circumstances ) . Who would want to give money to 2 guys wanting to go to New York to see Kilo. ?
  9. Favorite Songs

    Love this song a lot too.
  10. Love her. She looks like she is impersonating a lizard or frog !
  11. Favorite Songs

    @ctg12. We both love " my first night without you " by Cyndi such a great emotional song.
  12. Favorite Songs

    @karbatal You will love both of these !