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Hi Jon, Could you please confirm as to whether you received my new
email address.Also are you playing "know your news"straight after the
midnight news.One last favour:does any of the j.i.m.s. have a
copy(either on record or cd)of Yoko ONO'S"mrs lennon"?I would love to
get a copy of this song.I'm on a disability pension,so I can't afford
to pay too much.
Hi Jon, my first
email at the age of 37 not bad hey .this is not a joke .please let me
know if this works. Chris
Hi Jon, thought i
would send you a easter message,thank you for a terrific show
kindness is never wasted. If it has no effecton the recipient at
least it benefits the bestower.
Have a great
G'day Jon, A
little bit of trivia for you. Did you know that there is a number for
directory assistance that is FREE. It is 1223 (as to 12 455 where
this is charged at 25 cents) and is exactly the same service.
Apparently Telstra, under Government law is supposed to provide a
free operator service - hence the number 1223. They are trying to
make as much money as possible with the number 12455. Pass this on to
everyone. Why did they bother to change from 013 anyway? Everyone
remembered that number too easily huh? Regards Chris Port
G'day Jon, I
would be pleased to receive your news letter. I only
get to listen in
on occasions when the satellite
traffic on board
is low as voice data takes up a good
deal of room on
the signal. This slows every thing
else down and we
need the signal for other
and navigation etc. I hope all is well
and look forward
to receiving your news letter. Kind Regards, Tony.
Hi Jon. I am a
nurse at the Cottage Hospice (featured In tonight's
spiritual welfare came from all people interviewed - the taxi driver,
you and all of us at the Cottage Hospice (and particularly Trish and
I and my 22 year
old son ,who get on really well but obviously a generation apart,
Both listen to you from Friday to Tuesday - independently and for
different reasons - and we have both wondered why you work at
I still think you
would far outclass day time programme presenters but, having seen
this presentation, fully understand why you choose to work these
rather unsociable hours.
(As an aside and
referring to vet Andrew on Monday night my daughter and I both had
"glued" abdominal incisions within 3 weks of each other and we
haven't fallen apart yet!) Sue
Hello Jon, I
found some interesting double features at the Luna Cinemas,
arrangement of the titles appeal to my sense of humour
/ Le Divorce
Love Actually /
Shattered Glass /
Goodbye Lenin! /
Nowhere in Africa
I wonder if the
programmers meant to put these together as shown? Owen
Hi Jon. What a
gentleman you are , after listening to you every morning @ 4.30am
going to work its a wonderful radio station, would you be possible to
play my favorite song at that time will be appreciate which is by
Gilbert Becaud its Love and understanding thanks. God Bless. Gerard
Mate, Saw you on
George Negus tonight. I didn't know you were so big in the radio
industry. Great interview. Michael.
Thankyou for talking with me the other night...first re Moora and
of the new
Hospital ... and I told you I was in the hip queue.
I mentioned the
bone donor form from the hospital re. conditions of
remains. It had included a question on travel in Europe
and UK between
1980 and 1996...and you said it was because of the Mad
Cow disease and I
thought you were joking!
But on the form
at the end it states that if one had been there for 6
months or longer
between those dates they would in no way want our bones
for fear of that
I was there for 2
months for a daughter's wedding in Florence and also
relatives in UK....so I have learned something!
I didn't eat the
actual cows...only pasteurised milk products luckily,
so I should be
My daughter in
Italy has strontium in her recent cell analysis as she
went picking and
eating lots of mushrooms after the rains after
cant spell it.}
She recently had
a hair analysis..is trying to get well from Chronic
mercury. arsenic and strontium undesirable elements in
her cells. Your
programme is a big comfort in the early hours and I still
people about New
York Debbie testing the meat in the markets!!!
didn't want to know if I had been to the USA.
Very good wishes
and thank you...from Jenny.
Hi Jon, Re: The
people of Ballendorf being bribed with sausages and beer...could
almost see your mouth salivating as you wrote that. An excellent
range of those same types of top quality smallgoods can be purchased
right here in Perth...I shop there weekly...! Elmar's Smallgoods, 493
Beaufort Street, Highgate. 6003. Wonderful to see the numbers of
recipients of you super Newsletter gradually creeping up. Well done
and Thankyou Jon. Regards, Lyn
Jon, Just wanted
to contact you and say that I love your show. It has become
part of my
nightly ritual before falling into the land of slumber. Not
that your show
puts me to sleep but as an insomniac I find it helps me to
relax when I cant
sleep. Anyway keep up the good work. I have only ever phoned in once
when you had a mind challenge concerning numbers I enjoy the regular
callers and hearing
on a wide range of topics. Cheers mate Reg
Hi Jon. I like
your show alot. Does the coffee keep you awake or just keep you on
the move? Regards Jacqui
Hi Jon, regarding
the smoking ban in Ireland, if the law was able to be enforced it
would work, but think about it, all the pubs in Ireland and so few
inspectors. All the best jim
HI JON KEEP UP
THE GOOD WORK. AT THE MOMENT I AM ON COMPUTER COURSE , CALLED FIRST
CLICK. I NEVER REALLY HAD MUCH TIME FOR COMPUTERS , BUT IN THE LAST
TWO DAYS I HAVE REALISED THAT THAT WAS FROM A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
THEM. NOW IT IS FULL STEAM AHEAD FROM HERE ON IN. OH I ALMOST FORGOT
COULD YOU REGISTER MYSELF FOR YOUR FANTASMICAL , FUNFILLED
Hi Jon, I just
wanted to let you know that I love receiving your newsletter. I was
wondering if you could also let your listeners know that there will
be a Rally for Peace and Justice in Palestine this Saturday 27th
March 2004 2.00pm at the Esplanade (cnr Barrack st, the Esplanade).
It would be great if people could attend to show their support for a
peaceful resolution to this conflict. Amna
Interesting reading:) Rosie
Good evening Jon.
Still enjoy your program in the early mornings. You have so much
patience with every one. Are you going to host a breakfast at
Forrestfield this year? We have been for the past couple of years and
enjoyed meeting you and its just such a great way to start the
morning. Keep up all the good u do for the community. Regards
Hey Jon. I have
been listening to you since you came on tonight. I think the web cam
idea wouldn't really work because I don't think it would be really
Hi Jon, I was
wondering if anyone went to the Enrique Iglesias concert and what did
they think of it? My name is Nigel, bye
You are correct
Jon. There is no safer way to double your money in about
6yrs risk free
other than property. I bought 2 units in Maylands in 1998.
One for $40 000
and the other for $69 000. I bought a house in Maylands in
1992 for $83 000
and in '98 used the equity to purchase the properties. The
house was sold
Feb 2003 for $190 000. It was a 2 bedroom character home
as an unfinished
project- no paint on the walls, no carpet and no garden.
With the work
completed it would have sold for about $210 000. I sold
mortgage payments and the increase in price in the area I
to purchase next
would have cancelled out if I kept it any longer.
Units are best
because the complex is managed through a stata body which
takes care of
everything out side your 4 walls and some things inside your
walls for an
annual fee which is tax deductable. I manage them myself
you can have a
property management office do it for you for a tax
I tend to
disagree with the caller. I would not buy a property that I
not live in
myself. If you are not prepared to live in it why would some
else live in it!
Also, you have to be prepared to spend some money on it to
keep tenants long
term. Most people have the perception that you buy a
property and make
a lot of money from the rent. By definition negative
gearing is a bad
investment because you have more out goings than ingoings.
The benefits are
in the tax deductions against your income and in the LONG
term it can be a
very profitable retirement fund.
Capital gains can
be avoided if you live in the property after 12months and
before a certain
period (not sure on this period, I think it is 6yrs but
don't quote me on
it). You can then repeat the process until you have enough
to buy your
I do agree that
home ownership is hard to attain these days. Stamp duty
gone up 210% in
10yrs. There have been 3 increases in the last 5yrs, the
last on July 1st
2004. (15%). The government fails to realise that if
their own home this will take the pressure of agencies
buy reducing the rate on capital gains people can self
retirement and reduce the funds spent on pensions etc. This
could then be
redirected to people who really need it or direct it into
other areas eg.
Hi Jon,this is a
response to Joe's typically and selfishly blind email about how
clever it is to get rich by ripping off the next generation of young
people needing a place to live in and bring up their kids.If we as a
society had any real concerns about the financial hardships of young
couples in their endeavours to bring children into that world, then
we have been holding the remedy for their problems in our hands all
the time? However clothing our words in meaning would call for us to
overcome the endemic greed that we accept as normal in our selfishly
blind culture.If past governments had taken steps to discourage the
ramping of real estate prices by developers and also private
individuals, which could have been done by removing tax incentives
like negative gearing? Then this would have diminished the number of
speculator investors in real estate, which would have kept the cost
of housing down to affordable levels Which in turn would mean that
the young mothers might not need to be going out working every hour
that God sends, in order to pay the huge mortgages needed to keep a
roof over their heads. Which in turn might result in kids knowing the
love of their mothers and save us much in social costs further down
the track. However we prefer to live with the schisms of our
morality. We pontificate in grand style about our concerns and
support band aid solutions, like ìpaid maternity leave to fix
the ills that we have ourselves created and continue to create. When
politicians themselves are amongst the worst pursuers of profits from
property dealings, and real estate is such an easy cash cow for the
media, then there is little incentive to change things. It's much
easier to continue living with the double standards and blatant
hypocrisy, but nice sounding words can make us all feel a little
better. And give the impression that we really care. Jeff
Hi Jon. Glad you
had a nice holiday Jon.
with how Claire is progressing,
so lovely to hear
an air of cheeriness in her
Claire, keep up the good work. Nilly
Hi Jon. Thank you
for your newsletter which I always enjoy reading. The more I
about what is
going on in Australia, the more I want to know.
Your item about
dangerous activities behind the wheel reminded me of a
series of three
articles I read in National Geographic a few years ago.
written by someone who cycled around Australia and he
someone driving a road train with his feet on the steering
wheel. That must
have been rather alarming, even though it happened in the
have been a few occasions recently when I have managed to listen
line to 6PR. My
efforts are rather hit and miss, more misses than hits.
What part does
Eaglehawk Computing play in this process? I am curious to
again for your newsletter, I look forward to reading more of them
the future. Best
wishes, Brian, Cornwall, England.
Hi Jon, Just
thought I'd drop you a line and say how much I'm enjoying "know your
news.It's a pity people on the internet couldn't compete as well.
Dear Jon. Thank
you for playing my request on Juke Box. I am a great fan of Late Jim
Reeves. You have given people comfort. Keep up with the good work.
Dear Jon, Thanks
for playing "When they begin the Beguin" and advising me
the name of the
song "When I waltz again with you" by Thereasa Brewer.
Had to break off
to listen to Jim Reeves' song "Put your sweet lips a
closer to the
phone". Makes me realise just how lucky we Oldies are to have been
everyone knew the
words of songs. I wonder how many of todays youngsters
bother to learn
the words of songs. Your programme and also Graeme Maybury's are
certainly appreciated by a grateful audience. Yours
Hi Jon, You
mentioned the subject of rare records.I have loads of rare records
including The Beatles" from me to you" on the purple parlophone
label,"Marble breaks and iron bends" by Drafi,"Roadrunner" by the
Gants,"Most exclusive residence for sale" by los cincos,"Lola " by
the kinks featuring the line about coca cola,which had to be changed
to cherry cola,plus I have at least 250 promo singles by Australian
artists on American labels.
Hi Jon, Tis Lena.
I saw with my own eyes as I was in the passenger seat a guy
the autobahn in
Germany reading a book!!!!!! He would look up from his
to look at the
road. Incredible, hey. Lena (Sweet & Sour)
Thanks for your
great newsletter Jon. It's always interesting to hear what you have
been up to. It's a beautiful day in sunny Bunbury. :) Emma
Jon I am just
sitting here on my pc drinking and having a loverly arvo hows your
day been. ive never contacted you or sponken to you before.
Hi Jon from Melb.
Hey Jon! Just
wanting to ask a question about how u go about
daily life ,
after doing such a wonderful late night
show early into
the morning ?
Do you sleep
throughout the day, I Wouldn't believe
that you sleep ,
you are almost superhuman, and super
friday nights are not the same without
my nightly dose
of you. Rock on mate! Nick
Hi Jon, Diane may
be getting cut off from the internet if she is on dial up as she
may have reached
the time limit period/ It all depends on what type of plan
she is on. When
you're on broadband like I am you are continuously
connected to the
internet all the time but with a dial up connection, you
get a timed limit
say of about four hours which is the most common time
Internet Service Provider is Westnet and they have also gone
but we find that
they have very good support. Regards, Kaye.
Hi Jon terry and
jane listening to you from bedfordshire in england, great show as
always we are in the middle of moving house so its great to chill out
in the evenings and listen to you and all your callers. i can
remember giving my mum £5 a week board back in the 70 s how
times change ha ha all the best from the uk
on, thanks for
clarifying why I couldn't email you. I enjoy your
very much. You
give everyone a fair go when they ring you. I work shift
work, 2pm to
10pm, and enjoy listening to you when I go to bed around 1am.
always intend to
listen for a short time but end up listening for a few
sympathise with you trying to sleep during the day. I used to
the 'grave yard'
shift between 10pm and 6am for many years. I used to
venitian blinds in the bedroom and use ear plugs. (use
quality plugs and
don't insert them too far). I would also leave the 1st
message on the
answering machine so the phone only rang a couple of times
before it picked
up the call. As for the heat, I used a fan from the '60s.
They are much
quieter than modern day fans. (easy to come by at 'bric
brac' stores). On
very hot days like today a house is always cooler during
the day than at
night. At night it radiates all the heat that the bricks
during the day. Working nights keeps you away from this heat.
liked the night
shift because I always saw the sun rise and was able to
up fresh produce
and warm bread on the way home. I also had easy access to
without all the hussle and bussle of 'the rat race'. Eg.
Most people have the perception that shift work is a pain
it does have many
advantages. Enjoy your day Jon and keep up the quality
work you do. How
many years have you been doing the programme? Joe
In reply lady in
letter barbara,how remove cig stains,-stop smoking and all
walls are fresh
and the smell.i have never once ever smoked and i am in
later 50,s age.
Hi Jon, I have
experienced all three kinds of air conditioners.
In my parents
home where I grew up we had the air conditioners that went
into the wall.
The trouble with those ones is that you have to stay in that
room to feel any
benefit of it as I don't know about all wall type air
the ones that we had didn't blow the cool air out far into
the next room. If
you stayed in that room you froze and had to go outside
I also had a
Bonaire air conditioner which was on a stand and you could
wheel it around.
They are good again if you are staying in the one place
expecting to get too cold. Actually I just out mine out for the
rubbish pick up a
few days ago and someone picked it up the same night that
I put it
definitely go with the split system air conditioning. I have that
now. The brand is
Breeze-air that I have and it is excellent for me. Then
again, these days
I don't feel the heat as much as I did when I was younger.
I also agree with
the guys that have called up and said to buy a brand name
I had no choice in choosing this Breeze-air conditioner
that I have now
as I moved in here just over 7 years ago and it was already
A word of warning
though with air conditioners and humidity with tile
floors. I have
tiled floors everywhere here except for in one of the
bedrooms. One day
a couple of years ago the heat got very humid. I woke up
one morning and
nearly went sliding on my backside with each step I took on
the tiled floor.
I thought that one of my elderly Jack Russell Terriers had
wet inside as she
was getting a bit old and lazy and not bothering to go
out to the toilet
during the night sometimes. I took another step and
another only to
find that each step I took I nearly went over on my
time. Then I thought she couldn't have wet inside that much
and everywhere I
took a step. It was the humidity that had made the tiles
sweat and made it
like a skating rink. I had to walk around with a
slippery under my feet all day until it was late at night
when the humidity
had dropped down.
about air conditioners is that I am finding it very hard to
find a person who
will come out and service my air conditioner each year
when I want them
to as that is the only time that I have the money saved up
as I am on a
Disability Pension. In fact I find it is very hard to find any
reliable/good, etc. handymen out there these days. It's hard being
on a pension and
not knowing who to get in to help you around the house
when you can't do
anything to keep the maintenance up on the house yourself
but you want to
keep it looking decent and livable.
Hope I have given
you some insight into a few of the air conditioners out
Firstly my two
cents worth on the comments of Brian Bedkober. This sort
of attitude is
one of the more repugnant imports from the USA. It
smacks of "every
man for himself" bastardry and has no place in
day this country begins implementing policy based on
this type of
thinking is the day it will no longer be worth living her.
Also on the US
immigration controls. I have an uncle who has been
travelling to the
US for business both as a company executive and a
company owner for
20 years. All of his visits in the past 6 months have
seen his luggage
searched and he has been practically interrogated by
treated like a criminal. If this is they way "good
allies" treat each other who needs enemies like alquaida.
It might be time
for Aussies to just give up on the US as a travel
concentrate on Asia and Europe.
brother and I have a commercial website that has just got
operation after some major problems and I would like to
if you could do
anything to help promote it. We are running on a shoe
string budget so
at this stage we can't afford to do any major
site has been mentioned to you before but has undergone
a major upgrade
since then (before our hosting provider went broke and
put us out of
business - this won't happen again because we run our own
server now) and
provides a public notice service for a fraction of the
cost of the
day fast approaching, our service may be of interest to
your listeners. A
typical Valentines day notice in the West book of
love is pretty
pricey but a notice with us of up to 50 words with a
photo is only $10
(incl. GST) for a week. Our goal is to provide a
at a fair and reasonable price.
You can find the
site here: www.thedigitalnoticeboard.com
you can offer would be much appreciated.
How are you? I
would appreciate it if you could please read my email out
instead of me
calling in. I find that i can express myself better when
opposed to speaking (the nerves get to me...)
I was present at
the fireworks display on the North foreshore and thoroughly
events up until the Australian anthem was played and the planes
flew past with
the flag. I started off by catching the bus from Dianella
into the city
with a few friends which was enjoyable. we were in a jovial
mood and started
singing on the bus, by the time the bus got to the city
everyone on the
bus was singing with us, all songs with an Australian slant
of course. This
was rather enjoyable. We then walked to the foreshore from
the depot and
settled down to watch the fireworks.
airplanes flew over with the flag, and the Australian anthem came
over the radio, i
immediately stood up (as i have been taught since i was in
was absolutely DISGUSTED with the response that i got, my
friends stood up
with me to pay respect to OUR flag and OUR anthem, and we
were told to sit
down by the people behind us. As a first generation
Australian i am
extremely proud to be an Australian and when I saw the flag
and heard the
Anthem being played, i am not ashamed to say that i had a tear
in my eye and
stood tall with pride to be Australian, who are the people
behind me to tell
me that i must sit down when my anthem is played. i dont
time on was when the trouble started to begin. Being just under
six foot tall,19
years of age, weighing in at 105kg and working out at the
gym 5 days a
week, i am not a person who is an abvious target for assualts,
but on our walk
back to the bus depot, i was witness to a number of fights
which i was not
involved in. To me, this is ample reason to give the
fireworks a miss
for the next year, imagine if a young lady was walking by
herself down the
street, i dont think that she would be safe, i dont even
think that a
family with kids would be safe to walk down the street. To top
it off, when
about to get on the bus, i saw two young ladies (probably about
14) walking by
themselves in the middle of the road. To me that is just
Just a final
comment, both on the way to the event and on the way back,
myself and my
friends walked out of our way on a number of occasions to
ambulance staff, the security staff, and the police staff for
the security and the ambulance staff were thankful for our
praise, but on
more than one occasion the police just completely ignored us
and did not even
give us the dignity of a response. that may be the reason
that the police
are not as well liked as they should or could be.
All in all a
wonderful night was ruined by a SMALL minority of the youth
that give people
of my age a bad name.
listening. this is just my two cents worth of common
again we see demonstrated just what a fiasco the Australian of year
awards have become.
Once again we see
the nauseating way it has degenerated into being a populist
vote-catching manipulation tool for the government of the
day, by the lackeys appointed to the Australian
Council.<BR><BR>Of all the nominees none would have
received more nominations than Pauline Hanson, not as a gimmick, but
because of the way she has helped the Australian people to wake up to
themselves and the way they have been manipulated over that last
decades, since the passing or Robert Menzies.
However we see
not the slightest mention of her,a even as a runner
up. Instead we have the usual naming of
a clown who has proved himself good at being able to hit a ball with
a piece of wood.<BR><BR>It is realised that nothing is
going to change the degenerate sychiphants who have long sold their
souls for the mess of pottage of currying favours from their status
quo benefactors, but at least you should know that nothing goes
unnoticed and for every action there is an equal and opposite
Please read the
letter I sent below to Senator Ellison, and if possible
it on air
Dear Hon Sen
With gun control
laws now failing us, can we now begin to look at concealed
This is being done in the US, and has reduced crime.
With Sydney and
Melbourne becoming crime havens, and with not enough
funding for enough police to protect each individual, one to
twenty four hours
a day, can we now have the right to protect ourselves?
That is, law
abiding citizens who respect Australian Law and are
driving in the bush, we have no protection. That is
criminals, we can
not protect ourselves from criminals. We live in a free
can't we have a right to protect ourselves? This is more
women and elderly people who keep being bashed and raped.
Am I a gun owner?
No. Am I a member of a gun club or organization? No. But I
live in Australia
and want to enjoy my liberty to protect myself. Think
about this. If
one citizen had a concealed weapon in Port Arthur, they
have shot Martin
Bryant and prevented great loss of life.
Just one illegal
weapon will cause a great loss of life in this country
because of no
right to carry laws. In a shopping centre, one person can
illegal gun, open fire, and keep killing without threat of
police arrival. Terrorists will be able to do more damage
a gun/s than a
I know people who
have weapons and no licence. Is this illegal? If I know
less than one
thousand people, and at least one person has a firearm
a licence, how
many others in the community have a licence? Let me
that is one thousand firearms per million that are
'unregistered/unlicensed. Now, the
anti-gun movement claims there to be ten
thousand illegal weapons in Victoria and NSW.
So, there must be
more illegal weapons in Australia than we can estimate
then. And, if
they are illegal, does this make them criminals? If so,
we have thousands
of criminals in Australia with guns, with citizens not
armed and not
able to defend themselves.
Australians see a criminal act, they are unable to take
includes criminals breaking into people's houses and
murdering and thieving. This means that we are liable to
victims at any
time. If a citizen is able to be armed by means of a
he is able to
take care of him/herself. Whereas if the government must
protection, then, if that protection is unavailable, this
that the citizen
Now, in this
light, if the government must subject the citizens to the
and leaves the
citizen unprotected whilst doing so, then a legal suit may
filed in order to
seek protection which the government has removed. Does the
government have a
position on this?
has not removed illegal weapons from the community, and
difficult at achieving. If the government continues in
manner, it leaves
the criminals with enough firepower to commit crime, and
the citizens with
no way to defend themselves. An unarmed citizen versus an
armed bandit. Do
you share my feelings Mr Ellison? This is not fair, and
We must even the odds.
the right to carry permit law, as it will give us law
guns, fully registered and tracked by the government, and
the ability to
defend ourselves with those guns. It is common sense, as
citizens to take care of themselves and lowering the risks
mass shootings in
public places as well.
I urge you to
show some common sense and give us the opportunity to stop
major crimes and
defend ourselves. The elderly at least deserve the
stop cowards from bashing and raping them and pillaging
people have paid taxes and built this country. Is this how
repay them? Let
them be bashed and then seek the perpetrators? It doesn't
make sense, and
it is totally in the criminal's favour. Or is the
favouring the criminals?
And then myself,
if a gang attacks me, how can I defend myself? Grab the
Please, I urge you to see the sense in this. A girl in
recently was almost raped and murdered except one citizen
the headlights of
their vehicle at them. The vehicle was a potential weapon
in this case, as
was the ability to call police and inform the licence
number. But if I
was the driver I would not stay at the scene if I was
attacked, and so
the girl was at continued risk, because no one has the
ability to fend
off criminals. Unless they were armed.
I will urge you
to research defensive gun uses in the US, and I can
book "The bias against Guns" by John R. Lott, Jr. I have
this way before I
began reading this book, but I urge you to look at this
if you must ask two of your staff members to read it.
fail me and the rest of Australians who choose to live a
peaceful life. We
don't want violence. The answer is not gun control.
shootings in Melbourne and Sydney, and also the increase
If you have the
statistics that are not doctored, please send the research
guns with your reply if you can manage to reply. I would
Hi Jon,We went to
the skyshow tonight and enjoyed it but I was just curious....have you
had any feedback on the following...I'll keep listening and see what
others say tonight.We didn't see any police presence on the foreshore
where we were near the belltower....Also, traffic managed to drive
along St George's Tce near Barrack St. and later up near Barrack St
and Wellington street when it was over....not very safe with the
thousands of people walking up these streets. One peanut even tried
to drive up a lane the wrong way before reversing into people and
going back along Wellington Street. These people had obviously
ignored the closure of these roads....and had the nerve to honk at
people which I thought was very rude.
It also saddened
me to see the amount of rubbish left behind. I can't believe people
can be so thoughtless. It doesn't take much to take a plastic bag
with you and take your rubbish home. Luv Gail.
Hi Jon. Just read
your latest newsletter. Good to know that you are still the life and
soul of Perth social life. Hope you had a good 2 days off.
IHi, my names is
Rob. Two things to think about for your young friend wanting to buy a
1. Buy through an
auction - but take a friend who knows about cars.
2. Last year
whilst on holidays in the East, I hired a car that I was interested
in and subsequently brought the same - a four cylinder car also
suitable for a first time driver.
Greetings Jon, I
am writing to you today from a suburb of Chicago. I'm at the office
on a Saturday, as
a copier repairman is here taking apart and rebuilding one
of our copy
machines. I'm on the internet, listening to your program, and you,
and your signal
sound great...loud and clear!
Happy Weekend to
you and all of your listeners from Chicago, Illinois United
Hey Jon. Best
wishes for the new Year. I hope it is already going great for
For years I have
been an avid fan on yours, but I could never pick your
age. I reckon my
age is pretty close to yours? (27) heh.
Day by the way. I thought I would email you a bit about
what I am
thinking before I head back to work soon.
Dr Fiona Wood:
This lady should have become Australian of the Year. I
had her speak at one of my work functions and she is
awesome. Steve Waugh has received many accolades, but this
lady operated on
so many people thru the tragedy we despondently
remember as Bali
Australia Day: We
should celebrate the fact that we are FREE, to live on
what we call our
own land. Its not about fireworks, its about one unity,
one nation, one
people getting together and remembering who we are.
Can I say to
everybody that everyone has the power this year as
Australians to do
something great for themselves, to make themselves a
better person I
have made it a pact to get fitter and find a beautiful
love! Hey she is
damn well out there somewhere! What is yours Jon? What
is your listeners
vow or resolution? I would be keen to know!
Well keep up the
damn good announcing, because I know you put such a
smile on many
listeners faces. You are the best mate. Take care. Regards
Hi Jon, I admire
your patience Jon,lol. Keep up the good work. If that lady, bless her
cotton socks, had said Ralph one more time...... I'm on the net
otherwise I'd phone in and have a chat. Your show keeps me company
while I browse. Thank you. I live in Bayswater...on the border of
Maylands and Bayswater. I can see the rooftops of the tallest city
buildings from my backyard. We heard fireworks some time between 10
and 11pm...I was watching the 7 sunday movie...and we went out to the
backyard to watch the lovely display. Judging from the closeness to
us, it was either Burswood or the trotting ground. Just wanted to add
my tuppence worth. Love your show AND your newsletter.
G'day Jon, Ive just started listening to your program from India
through the internet. Earlier, I used to live at Wollongong/NSW
during the last 4 years and had been listening to the ABC. Well, Im
not sure why he had to play with a Lion, may be just to show his
supremacy against a poor animal. I also reckon he was quite drunk may
be... but anyway its a wild guess. Have a nice day mate!
help but laugh when I just heard the news article about
issues. "People with nothing to hide have nothing to
fear". Let me
tell you that I had nothing to hide and yet when they brought
up on their
computer I was listed as an 11 year-old Mexican. It gets
worse than that
too and when all said and done the content of my file
has excluded me
from the States and that includes transit through the
country. I'd be
My advice... Give
the US a wide berth! Jonathan
Hey Jon, how can
i get any sleep when you keep producing such a great show.
Just a quick
thought on U.S.A border security.......it would seem to me that it is
becoming a modern day version of the Iron Curtin in the bad ole days
of the U.S.S.R.. or perhaps an electronic version of the Berlin
It would seem to
me that there is a fine line between security and
I would love to
know what Tony and the other listeners think... best wishes
Jon: Just thought
that I would let you , your listeners , and FRANK know that
don't own a
Hotel...altho sometimes it seems like it.
My inlaws have a
beautiful new 3 bedroom cottage and this is how we sleep:
2 in cribs, 3
young ones on the floor in their parents bedroom, 4 adults in one
bedroom, 2 adults in two other bedrooms, my 2 daughters sleep on a
pull - out couch, 4 members of my sister - in -laws family in a
separate cottage next door, All 17 sit around two tables for meals.
Looking forward to spring. Barry
Hi Jon, have been
thinking of Clair Bear, all day, and of the comfort you gave her, i
wish there was somthing I could do, so I say a little
I found this
little piece in a book my old aunt gave me,it is called "number
There is a very
lovely word,whose letter number six,it stands for some one who will
help,if you are in a fix. someone you can always trust,in whom you
can confide,whose loyalty will never swerve, of whom you speak with
pride. Whose presence is a blessing, intimes of stress or storm. Who
speak such words of comfort,so loving and so warm, whose every word
is genuine, though other folk pretend. That lovely word of letter six
can only be but "f.r.i.e.n.d.". This little poem reminded me of you
and your kindness to Clair .
thanks for a
terrific show, take care of yourself, regards Carole.
Hi Jon, Am
listening in tonight as I am on night shift. Nice to hear your voice.
Hope all is well with you. Enjoyed the Patsy Kline song... you
certainly make me laugh : ) See you, Robyn.
Hi Jon Today I
just noticed that your free weekley newsletter has arrived in my
Inbox. Thanks so much because all you do and say is very interesting
and I think you should be nominated good ol aussie of the year. I am
still trying to chase up that fruit cake receipi that only takes
three quaters of an hour to cook and has orange juice, black tea, no
eggs and no butter in it. It is now some time since i heard the
recepi called out on your radio, just before Xmas i think, so I hope
there is still a chance it may be floating around and you can put it
in you newsletter again. The fruit cake that is in this weeks
newsletter is not the one I mean, so I hope it can be found. Anyway
carry on the good work you do for us people at home here.
Hi Jon. Thank you
for the newsletter. I enjoy listening to you when I cannot sleep
(with pillow speaker (so I do not wake my hubby who has no rouble
sleeping!) Some nights I near nothing!! others I hear heaps/11.
Someone gave you a fruit cake recipe just before Christmas that ws
different to mine (published in your newsletter this week) Do you
still have and and if so can I have the details. Thanks heaps
Hi Jon, wow,
sounds like your New Years Eve DJ-ing on the boat was great !!!!
Hi Jon A relitive
rang a charity(un named)and saked them to pick up a couple of
mattresses that she no longer had use for.But the charity would not
take them as they said they were not new enough.There were no stains
or rips in them.So just what does charity mean these days? Can any of
the JIMS tell me. Still love your program and news letter.Regards
Hi Jon, Just
passing on this list of things to ponder received in an email from
Delaware this morning (night time for them of course. Enjoy your
newsletter. Would you check if my daughter Rihi has managed to
subscribe (email address firstname.lastname@example.org ) If she hasn't, would
you sub her please. She entered the win a meal comp I think it was on
your page and clicked on the 'no I don't receive the newsletter but
I'd like to. Carmen
THINGS TO PONDER
Can you cry under
When I was young
we used to go "skinny dipping," now I just "chunkydunk."
does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated
instead of just murdered?
If money doesn't
grow on trees then why do banks have branches?
Since bread is
square, then why is sandwich meat round?
Why do you have
to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for your
thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to? Taxes?
Once you're in
heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for
Why does a round
pizza come in a square box?
How is it that we
put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to
put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that
people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every
If a deaf person
has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
If you drink
Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?
Why are you IN a
movie, but you are ON TV?
Why do people pay
to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at
things on the ground?
How come we
choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss America?
Why do doctors
leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked
If a 911 operator
has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?
I signed up for
an exercise class and was told to wear loose-fitting clothing.
If I HAD any
loose-fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!
Wouldn't it be
nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press Ctrl Alt
Delete and start all over?
Stress is when
you wake up screaming and then you realize you haven't fallen asleep
My husband says I
never listen to him. At least I think that's what he said.
remember...if the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.
Why is it that
our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
children was going to be easy, it never would have started with
something called labor!
Brain cells come
and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.
Hi Jon, laugh
along with these... Andrew!
THINGS TO NEVER
SAY TO A COP
1. I can't reach
my license unless you hold my beer. (OK in Texas)
Officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3. Aren't you the
guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you
must've been doin' about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are You Andy
6. I thought you
had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police
7. You're not
gonna check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your
9. Gee, Officer!
That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know
why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
11. I was trying
to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around
... that's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the
Officer says "Gee Son ... your eyes look red, have you been
shouldn't respond with, "Gee Officer your eyeslook glazed, have you
been eating doughnuts?"
Hi Jon Congrats
on the Australian of the Year nomination - that is
it's not a surprise why either.. you deserve it.
Have a wonderful
Hi Jon, X,mas
& Happy New Year To You and Your Family, Wish Your
Australia Of The Year sucess, like your radio and TV show very
much, all the
best, here is my pic, Best Regards. Eddie
Hi Jon Thankyou
for the newsletter I enjoy it think you are a very nice
man I am awake
most nights and hear you talking to all the regulars and I
find it amazing
you keep you cool as you do once again Happy Xmas and all
the best for 2004
Santa bought me a
computer for Christmas (I'm Santa). How about you?
with a cold or the flu, probably won't be going anywhere.
Have a fun and
careful New Year's Eve!
Happy New Year,
Thank you Jon,
how nice to hear from you again, sorry I was away in
you sent it, so I hope you had a happy and MERRY
care in the new year too. Robyn
Hi jon its new
years eve, my husband and i had
dinner by our
fish pond, we have done it on our own for the last 10
we spent xmas
with our children and grandys.
what a wonderful
life. hope you have a realy good year,you deserve it all
the best carole,
happy new year x
Dear Jon. Just a
quick mail to say have a happy and prosperouus new year.
listening to you in 2004. Regards Theresa
Hi Jon, Greetings
for Christmas and all good wishes for the New Year.
for a fab news
letter, gosh how do you find the time?.. Keep up the good
work,and I really
enjoy your radio show also. Good luck, Good Health ,and
Hi Jon, Its great to hear the good wishes from around the world for
the BEST POSSIBLE 2004 to all.A special hello to Debbie in
New York.(I just
love your accent). Jon you have made 2003 a great year for
workers. I look forward to your continuance of excellence next
year. GOOD LUCK
to ALL listeners. Wazza.
This is a
non-regular listener, my mother loves your show. Had a question
asked to me
earlier, had a think about it and I believe the asker had a
point (P.S. I'm
not being stupid, this is a serious question and I believe
it will cheer a
few listeners up... or at least make them laugh) Do you
Eastwood and the newly-elected Arnold Schwarzenneger (excuse the
related in any way? They both have that ability to raise 1
eyebrow and 1 lip
and well, they do resemble each other.
You need not
answer this, I'm just bored. Paul, Orelia WA
in on Broadband) -- A presenters challenge--
Happy new year to
all your listeners and at the gang at the station, not
Freezing here in
Kent UK. (You lucky people)..
Now here's the
challenge- a Mr. Ron Waite (Carpenter) and his family
Wycombe Street ,Strood,Rochester, Kent moved to Perth
1961) on the
assisted passage scheme. We just wondered if the old fella
still about. This
is a total shot in the dark bit more info,- his mother
used to work at
Frindsbury Service Station and approx 6 months after the
sent back some Photos. Very nice guy.
Could you send my
regards on air (The old fella may have his hearing aid
switched on) this
was forty odd years ago.
Neville Jones of (as then of D.F.Wadhams & Son. Builders.)
By the way your
Swedish singer Margarita has misted up my screen
Neville 7pm. 30th
Hello Jon, just
listening to your program from Alberta Canada and it is
see that your people have the same concerns as we do in
The Mad cow issue
has set back the cattle industry here in Alberta and now
with the new
outbreak in the States we are waiting for another blow. So
it has not been
proven that the cow came from Edmonton, where I live, as
are waiting for
the DNA test which have to be sent to England.
Have a great day.
It is snowing here today and the temp. is about -10
Celsius a far cry
from you high today. Jim
Hello Jon. Iam a
security officer and listen to your program while on duty
at work , It sure
helps to pass the night ,
Well done jon ,
Could you please put me on your mailing list . Regards
Hi Jon. Many
Blessings for a Peaceful, Healthy and Prosperous New
your Programme (when awake!). God Bless. The Hamilton
Great show once
again. I've now got broadband and can listen to you without the
Keep up the good
work......any chance of a mention to all the Plymouth Argyle fans
Roger Plymouth UK
to you, Jon, and all the JIM'S out there world-wide from
our family in
northwest Florida. Hope your day goes well, and you have
the kind of year
in 2004 as you wish.
Hey John!, love
thank you for
entertaining me on my boring nights!
Thank you Jon,
and a Happy Crhistmas and a wonderful New Year to you.
listening to you for a very long time now, love you show.
Hello Jon, Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your wonderful
"down under". Dr
Mike Molnar USA
Thank you for
your kind wishes at this time of festive season.
and the happiness in the NEW YEAR!
Thank you Jon for
you good wishes. I would like to also thank you for
company intermittently throughout the past year and return the
good wishes to
you and yours for a happy and safe festive season.Question
listeners to ponder. Why did the large supermarket chains see
fit to increase
the price of rockmelons to nearly $6.00 on christmas eve
when the smaller
suburban fruitshops were happy to retail at less than
$2.00? I bet the
producer didn't see an extra cent!! Anne :)
Hi Jon, just from
Omaha Nebraska USA. Really enjoy you on 6pr. Hope you
had a Merry
Christmas, and I wish you all the best in 2004 Take Care
Wishing you a
Merry Christmas Jon and a Happy New Year 2004. Thank you
for the good work
you have put on for the last 12 months. You are the
this week is very small, what's wronge? Had too much of
spirit??????? Sorry I didn't make it in to the studio to
December, but my sister had orginised a tour of the hunter
valley, & the
Blue Mountains before the wedding in Maitline.
"I'LL WISH YOU A
VERYN MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY 2004!!!!!! Richard of
Hi Jon... Happy
christmas jon.happy new year.best wishes Diana
Hi Jon, Just a
short note to wish you, your family, and colleagues at 6PR
Christmas and a
Happy New Year. Thank you for sending me your newsletter
and I look
forward to continuing to read it in the future.
Brian, Hayle, Cornwall, England.
Jon! I enjoyed your show today.
Hope you have a
fantastic Christmas Day! And a Happy New Year!
Rhonda P.S. (Also
Happy (belated) Birthday!)
Jon. Texas Tania USA
Just a quick
email to wish you a happy Christmas, and to pass on a joke
listeners might like to read in your newsletter. It's not an
easy joke to read
out, as you will see, unless of course you got drunk
As always, enjoy
gidday Jon hope
you have a wonderful holiday.
there are some
great places down south for a
Esperence, the beaches are terrific
the people very
a thought for
"the realy great
man is the man who makes everyone feel great"
have a good time
I'm Rober from
I didn't know
about your birthday. Very happy birthday.
I'm glad to know
that you are an escorpion like me
My birthday it
was on the 9 th Nov
I recieve your
I love Australia
and you let me catch up about your country
I big hug for
all...Merry Christmas to everyone who is listening!!!
I am actually
Jewish so obviously I don't have the religious connection to
Christmas but I
think that the Christmas period speaks for more then just
speaks for love and understanding and I believe that it is
really about the
human bond that binds us all.
I love the
Christmas period and if I had one wish for this time of year it
would be that
people carry on the good will that exists right now all the
way through 2004.
If everyone did his or her best to do this, the world
would be such a
All the best to
everyone listening, Merry Christmas and god willing everyone
will be safe,
happy and full of positiveness in the new year,
to you too Jon!
Thanks for the
email, it was a nice suprise!
I always enjoy
Debbies calls, as she rings nearly every day from USA New York 10,000
miles away and I always find what she has to say to interest
I think it would
be great if 6pr could post her over an aussie souveneir of some sort
as a way of saying thanks 'mate'. I would be happy to pay some of
Jon......Best wishes for a rewarding 2004 and all the good times to
be had in the new year.
31 year old
listener of 6pr for 20 years
A few days past
Frank, a frequent caller to your program, correctly criticised
parents who have, under the influence of extreme religious beliefs,
denied life-saving medical trearment to their children. He said that
now there are laws which allow responsible medical doctors to save
these children from such religiously inspired neglect. While I do
have to agree with Frank as far as he went, I also think that we need
to become more aware of the increasing numbers of medical doctors in
some Western countrirs who are advocating (and practising) euthansia
with fewer and fewer limits and little or no legal punishment when
they do violate the already-weak euthansia laws. in some countries
the problem is not that suffering patients cannot find a medical
professional to put them down, but that patients needing treatment
are becoming more and more hesitant to seek it because they fear that
a kind doctor may decide to bring them the permanent relief of death
without their request - and that the kind doctor will not be punished
more than mildly even if his action is not yet allow by existing
See this for a
brief review of what is actually happening in this regard where
euthanasia is legal:
Regards from a
brawler and a scholar,
Good onya mate;
thanks for, the news letters. Love listening in to the
show. I agree
with nearly everything Tony has to say. He's a very well
read and fair
minded person. No matter what, I believe, we must be
alarmed at the
power the Americans are wielding around the world. Not
general American , but the establishment/Government and
brokers. There is definitely a frightening coalition
Again I make the point, not all Iraelies agree with what
is doing to the Palestinians. There are great potests
frequently in that country, many of the public believe
is a chance at a
less hostile and fairer solution,
I am concerned at
the amount of people who die each day as a result of
artilliary and intervention. Not to mention how many young
die for so called "democracy". Most American soldiers
come from the
lower socio economic sector and believe going into the
them career opportunities, but alas many of them die.
Its not the war
mongers of these countries that die awful deaths in
foreign lands, no
itās the young men and women.
Did they, the
Americans, really give a dam about the actions of Hussain?
Or,are they after
control in a region that is rich with oil? Sadly, I
feel it's the
latter, but I hope I'm wrong.
One also has to
be concerned about John Howard, our so called leader.
I'm .not aware of
him raising any questions to the Bush government on
behalf of the
Australian public. He just said yes; we'll go to war with
you, anything you
want Mr bush. Its very scary to realise that we never
learnt from any
of the past wars how to find a peaceful solution. It's
to easy for
leaders of powerful countries to say; oh well. We'll just
send in our youth
to kill everyone,(or be killed) if you don't tow the
line according to
Sorry for the
dismal email. Like you always say "lets hear what others
May the coming
year bring peace and happiness to everyone.
Azaria - Voice of
Apu/ Moe/ Police Chief Wiggum/ Carl/ Comic Book Guy/ Dr.
Prof. Frink/ Cletus/ Sea Captain/ Kirk Van Houten/ Supt.
Bumblebee Man/ Cabbie/ Smitty/ Gabbo (#81)/ Frank Grimes
and others [
season 2+, recurring prev ]
Voice of Bartholomew J. "Bart" Simpson/ Nelson Mundt/
Voice of Homer/ "Grampa"/ Krusty the Klown/ Barney/ Willy/
Mayor Quimby/ Hans Moleman/ Gil/ Itchy/ Scott Christian/
Kavner - Voice of
Marjorie "Marge" Bouvier Simpson/ Patty Bouvier/ Selma
Jacqueline (Ingrid) Bouvier
Shearer - Voice
of Mr. Burns/ Smithers/ Ned Flanders/ Prin. Skinner/ Otto/
Dr. Hibert/ Lenny/ Rev. Lovejoy/ "McBain"/ Scratchy/
Marvin Monroe/ Dr. Pryor/ Marty/ and others
Smith - Voice of
Lisa Simpson/ Lisa Jr. (ep #241)
DO YOU SEE ANY
COMPARISONS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN AUSTRALIA?
At an immigration
overpopulaton conferance held in Washington DC last
week former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm, stood up and
gave a speech on how to destroy America. This writer sat in
the audience spellbound by the eight methods for destruction of the
United States.<BR><BR>He said, ìIf you believe
that America is too smug, to self-satisfied, too rich, then
letís destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in
history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed
that all great civilizations rise and fall, and that, ìAn
autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit
suicide.î <BR><BR>ìHere is how they do
it,î Lamm said. ìTurn America into a bilingual or multi
lingual and bicultural country. History shows that no nation can
survive the tension, conflict and antagonism of two or more competing
languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an
individual to be
bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The
historical scholar Seymour Lipset put it this way, ìThe
histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not
assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension and tragedy. Canada,
Belgium, Malaysia, Lebanonóall face crises of national
existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not
independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an
ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons and
Corsicans.î<BR><BR>Lamm went on, ìInvent
ëmulticulturalismí and encourage immigrants to maintain
their own culture. I would make it an article of belief that all
cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would
make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates
are due to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other
explanation is out of bounds.î<BR><BR>ìWe
could make the United States an ëHispanic Quebecí
much effort. The
key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz
said in the ATLANTIC MONTHLY recently: ìThe apparent success
of our own multi-ethnic and multi-cultural experiment might have been
achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that
once dictated ethnocentrically and what it meant to be an America, we
are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us
together.î<BR><BR>Lamm said, ìI would
encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I
would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor.
It is important to ensure that we have various cultural sub-groups
living in America reinforcing their differences rather than as
Americans, emphasizing their
similarities.î<BR><BR>ìFourth, I would make
our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add
a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated and antagonistic to
our population. I would have this second underclass have a
0% dropout rate
from high school.î<BR><BR>ìMy fifth point
for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business
to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic
identity, and I would establish the cult of
ëVictimologyí. I would get all minorities to think their
lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a
grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority
population.î<BR><BR>ìMy sixth plan for
Americaís downfall would include dual citizenship and promote
divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would
stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide
are mostly engaged in hating each otheróthat is, when they are
not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful or stable society is
against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it
takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks:
ìThe Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they
possessed a commo
n language and
literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part
in the Olympic games. A common enemy Persia threatened their liberty.
Yet, all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two
factorsÖlocal patriotism and geographical conditions that
nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. In that historical
reality, if we put the emphasis on the ëpluribusí instead
of the ëunum, we can balkanize America as surely as
G'day Jon and all listeners of 6PR (JIM's)
reminiscing bygone days when the Xmases were snow-covered
the frost bit
one's nose, here a picture of 4.10pm in the northern
16th (your 17th) December.
your 21.2c in the middle of the night, we are now getting
quite dark at 4pm
and enjoying a rather mild December winter with not too
much wind and a
It doesn't look
like prospects of a white Xmas this year - although
due for snow on Saturday and could look like the old days.
So it is
greetings to the Swiss and the German brewery in West Swan
greetings to all
friends from Rockhampton to Mindarie Keys. I guess you
guys will be
enjoying bare boobs and barbies whilst we button up pretty
tight if the
forecasted gales materialize.
A Merry Xmas and
a Happy New Year
as Blein Vie Noa erriu
from the Isle of
Hai Jon. Just to
listening to your programme.
We live in
Holland and we are listening to your programme at this
internet. Greetings from Coby and Arend Mulder-Oppelaar
Hi Jon, being a
yank - I can tell very distinctly the difference between
british accents. It is difficult to tell a New Zealand
though from the
Australian accent. Americans do like the Australian
Hi Jon, Iwonder
if you can help me.I'm on a disability pension and have
the spine.What I need to know is,is there anybody out
there who is
willing to clean my walls in my bedroom for me.Also do they
rates.Could you please reply with any ideas as I will
asleep by the time you announce it. Regards Don.
Jon, Have you
seen Master and Commander yet? I have not listened for a
few night snow
and have not heard you mention it. I absolutely loved it.
books about Naval
battles as a kid was not this good. Phil in Florida
Jon, many people
I run into are saying that Latham is getting a lot of
support, but is
he really? All he is getting is more vocalising from the
people who were
already committed true believers and it just sounds like
I doubt very much
if he is getting any shift of support from Howard
after the bandwagon-hype dies down and what he had to say
at the Victorian
ALP Conference yesterday, would have many ALP members
their positions. When about eighty percent of the public
mandatory detention of illegal entrant, boat people.
Still the more
they delude themselves the harder they are going to fall
when the election
comes. There is a danger to minor partitas if the
aggressively divided. In that situation they will not want
to take a risk
with their first preference, which will squeeze minor
parties out. This
is what happened when the GST was the issue. David
Hello Jon. I like
your radio program(me). One of your audience asked
about some songs
about Snoopy and the Red Baron. The group was "The Royal
novelty song group of the 1960s. The following web page may
tell you a lot
wishing you, the rest of the crew at 6PR, your families and
the listeners a
good holiday season. Owen
Hi Jon, We're
flat out at the moment singing our little hearts out for
all and sundry,
we call this the silly season, not enough hours in a day.
But we just want
to wish you and all your listeners a merry xmas and a
happy,healthy and busy 2004. One day we may meet, who knows where
the road leads
us. take care and god bless.
love Gillyee and
Hi Jon. i'm a uwa
student doing some late night revision for exams which are coming up.
i am a regular
Jim, and enjoy the show through the early hours of the morning. your
callers are always interesting and I think you have the best show on
radio. Hi to all the psychology students getting ready for exams and
keep up all the good work jon. you make the late night go faster.
Some web sites
about Collins Class Submarines:
Hi Jon, your
program it s good good my friend. Mara
Hi Jon, you were
going to ask your guests what the trombone was connected to. I would
suggest to you that it's connected to the (L)ipbone.
Keep up the good
work, you do insomniacs a wonderful service. Heather
Its nice to
return home from the kimberleys jon, and back listening to 6PR! ABC
was a little boring and I didnt have the net available. I have
Tinitus and its hard to sleep without the radio on as im always
trying to tune myself out, but some of the conversations you have
with others are just fascinating and sometimes incredible,and keep me
up half the night.Uno, I think ive been listening to you for about 8
yrs i think. Time fly's my friend and so am I! So keep up the good
PS. Ill enter
that quiz one day, but ill wait till theres a car up for grabs
Hi Jon, Les here,
my first time at your site, you may remember our discussions
regarding the corrupted preferential voting system we have here,
check-out this site, www.rightsandwrong.com.au
about banks and
our judiciary, also the many informative links
I would really
like to know how you sound sooo happy all the time, cause i,m
struggling with it. I have been listening to you tonite, can't sleep,
and got to wondering what you looked like. I think you sound much
more mature than your picture. It's just like, you here a voice and
imagine a face, hence getting up and logging on. Oh and by the way
HAPPY BIRTHDAY mate, if i may call you that. I'm a piscies, maybe
that is what my trouble is eh???? oh yes and i'm 57yrs.
JON MAY U HAVE A WONDER DAY XXX Vicky
We wish a very
happy birthday Jon, Another year wiser. kind regards Graham and
today hip hip HooRay
Hi Jon, I just
took a look at all the greeting cards that you have on your
website. I didn't
know they were there, until now! I see you a have a whole
variety of them,
And for all kinds of occasions too! Really nice! Thanks Jon!
Hi Jon, Your
summers on the way..
I just brought in
our plants, frost on the way..
great banter with
the guy who follows you (Stevie C). Randolph NY
Hi Jon,re cup
lunch.sorry i didn,t get there,waited taxi 2 hours,same last 2 cup
lunches,so dissapointing,i had new hat new flower for hat,etc,and
looking forward to coming,never been to a cup lunch,still
i wonder your
other listeners have same problem,i wonder can you hire bus next
year,to collect those coming who don,t drive,many may not book
because of this.we can gladly pay our seats on bus.
the cup lunch be the wed or thurs next year,and sweepstake another
race,as racing days wed thurs cup week,isn,t it,so we can all come,it
is impossible on the tues cup day,not enough taxis,you can do hat
parade still if wed thurs next year,i was so looking forward.also
with taxis,a lot of us could been stuck in town after waiting return
taxis,a lot taxis return to ascot in the afternoon on tues cup
day,but taxis ok the wed thurs,
perhaps you could
talk about this on your show,see others have same problem to get to
by the way when
is next lunch,after this one.?at friends.?also when you email
newsletters and lunch details,any of the lunches,please could you put
start and finish times please,i presumed todays lunch started 11-30
with sweepstake,and normal lunches 12 noon.?it helps when booking
taxis in advance,all best Diana
Hi Jon, Keep up
the good work with the show, great as always. Kind regards
PEWSEY Wiltshire UK
Dear Jon, I want
to thank Flora for her time given to us...last week she
me to meditate by
water and this week I remembered the BEACH! I used to
go in the late
afternoon to look at the sea at Scarborough and watch the
hadn't done that lately...so I'm doing that again just to
watch the water
and enjoy being near it.
Yesterday I went
with a group to Cicerello's and we were shown sea
their amazing aquariums..we we given a staarfish ans then
a sea cucumber to
touch and also a big sort of prawn or lobster that had
and we were told a bit about them...also a small sherk
was held up for
inspection...it opened its mouth and tried to get us!!
It was very
Thankyou for your
mornings"on Air"...good wishes from Jenny
PS The sea
creatures are shown there on a daily basis I believe.The
tanks are full of
hundreds of beautiful sea creatures on display.
HELLO Jon, JUST
WANTED TO GET SOMETHING OFF MY CHEST, HOPE YOU WILL LISTEN, NO-ONE
ELSE DOES. THE BUS COMPANY I WORK FOR, PROVIDES A SERVICE THROUGH OUT
THE FOOTY SEASON, FOR PEOPLE ATTENDING THE GAME, FROM SUCCESS PARK n"
RIDE, MURDOCH PARK n' RIDE TO SUBIACO OVAL, ALSO INCLUDING CURTIN UNI
TO SUBIACO.THE BUS DRIVERS ARE BEING PAYED FOR THIS SERVICE, ALSO ARE
ABLE TO WATCH MOST OF THE GAME FOR FREE.MY COMPLAINT IS, THAT WHEN WE
ARE IN THERE WE ARE LINED UP AGAINST A WALL IN A SMALL AREA MARKED,
WE HAVE TO BEND DOWN AT SOME STAGES TO SEE THE GAME, WE MOVE OVER
THAT LINE, WE ARE
HASTILY TOLD TO
MOVE, BACK BEHIND IT.. IT GOES ON. WE PROVIDE THIS SERVICE, WE WORK
AS OVERTIME SHIFTS, ON OUR RDO'S, AND THEY TREAT US LIKE DIRT.
ANYWAY, TY FOR LISTENING. FAITHFULLY.....Jim
Jon... The Police
force has just finished proving that negotiating with the
government on pay deals was a waste of time. Their use of
alternative worked well, producing results with a minimum of
in a short period
of time. As you said, many teachers are highly
they learn quickly so why wouldn't or shouldn't they, or
anyone else in a
similar position, be tempted to follow this successful
"Do you think the
law should be changed so that when there is a road
involving a driver who has no license or has been
punishment should be greater because someone lost their
Jon... Do you
think the law should be changed so that when there is a
involving a driver who has a debilitating condition of
they are aware,
that their punishment should be greater because someone
lost their life?
Or in your eyes,
although the outcome is identical and the person is
just as dead, is
the second driver somehow less culpable? If not, then
what is wrong
with one punishment for both? mg
hi jon, Warning
over bond if a tenant trys to avoid paying rent in leau of bond,
there is now a law stopping you doing that.penalty minimum $1000 plus
court cost plus rent owing with interest. my advice is if you can
find the owner of the rental property deal directly with them instead
of the real estate agenrt. kind regards Graham Geraldton
Hey Jon, Tony is
"A-OK" in my book!!!! You can't please everyone in this
world, So why
would you even try? Tony has a big heart and soul, and is real
tell Tony to Keep on speaking his mind! Also..... Tell Frank
that his advise
that he gave me yesterday, was fantastic!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH
Jon and Have a Happy Birthday! Sincerely, Debbie from NY
Hi Jon, I know
I'm a bit late with comment about the QUOKKA'S, sorry about that.
you do realy know
why they are killing them, instead of trying to save them,
don't you???? In
this day in age EVERYTHING revolves round money, nothing
else seems to
matter. If we won't even spend cash in our own hospitals
chance does the poor old Quokka have or any other wild or
have for that matter?????? RICHARD (glasgow)
listener who has been in Australia for 6 months he is NOT a
I have lived much longer than he, and never have seen
drugs of any
kind, at any party I have ever been to. And alcohol abuse
is not a common
thing. We have very strict drunk driving laws and most
sane people obey
them. Phil in Florida
Dear Jon, What a
lively night with that thunderstorm!
interesting to hear from others round the city as it rolled
from the coast,
and my computer still works!!!...It went blank and then
showed a question
mark so I turned it off at the wall.
I have just been
to Scarborough library and put my name down for this
book by Frank
Abagnale...how amazing to have Texas Tanya email you with
JEM family is certainly awake round the clock!
I look forward to
reading it...I saw the film on small screen in the Oz
Tours bus coming
back from Donnybrooke and was told it was true.
Many thanks for
being able to share in your programs...
Best wishes from
Had to tell you
about Halloween, it was fantastic. It really really bothers me when
Aussies say that we are copying America - Halloween goes back to
England not America. The Americans just seem to have embraced it more
than we did. As for the dangers - well its nice to teach your kids to
trust other human beings, something that sadly we have to "learn" to
do these days - and that is not the kids fault - parents here allowed
the kids to the door but were in sight at all times.
I had a little
kangaroo at the door, witches, princesses and my fave was shaquille
o'neil - all 2 foot of him. Is there a certain time we get old and
cranky - if there is tell me at what age it is - I will skip that
birthday. By the way if you didn't turn your porch light on you
wouldn't get the kids - simple rule really!
Stay happy and
try and make some of those listeners a tad happier will
(Texas Tanya reports live from Texas USA on 882 6PR)
I think your
listeners have confused "Americans" with "Hollywood."
Nothing in movies
can be remotely related to real life. Here in our
adults meet at one house and hold a block party, where
gather to partake of food and adult beverages. The candy
is put into one
pile, kids from the subdivision come by to "trick or
children were with their parents. None are alone. This is
the way it has
been done since the atrocities of 30 years ago when razor
blades were put
in apples..........by one or two very evil adults, no
As a kid, I
looked forward to going door to door on Halloween, and never
about danger. I think kids today can do the same. If they
don't go out on
the streets looking for candy, the schools have parties
during the day.
Most older teens gather in school parties in the evening.
And lastly, I
don't think you can blame Americans for Halloween. My Mom
When she was a kid they knocked on doors and yelled "Help
The Poor." Now
where did that come from?
Had to email you
after listening to all the comments about Pauline Hanson.
The facts are
that she HAS broken the law -she was found guilty in court of law in
the Australian Legal system!! you cannot compare her crime to murder
and rape - there are a lot of people who are in prison (fairly of
unfairly) for white collar crimes. True - her sentence was excessive
but nonetheless she was found guilty by a jury. You can't say it was
a witch- hunt just because of who she is. She was found guilty of
political fraud - For people to ring up and say it wasn't her fault
cos she was naive and didn't know what was required regarding the
official side of her party is a load of rubbish - would we accept
this as an excuse from any other politician?? No. If she wants to
play the game with the big boys then she should learn the rules. The
numbers she submitted were FALSE - she can't pass the buck and play
the dumb little fish - shop owner when it suits her.
Your caller Tony
asked how would John Howard explain this to Bush - Who cares??? I
think Bush has a few problems of his own he should be ashamed of!!
What about David Hicks?? When will he even get his day in court? He
MAY be guilty but whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty??
Tony always rings
up and asks why don't ALL of Pauline's supporters do something. I
don't know Tony - Why don't they???? Yes Tony where has all the
passion for her gone?? Surely that tells you something!! Why do these
people refer to her as though she were Mother Teresa? No she IS NOT a
murderer but you have to compare her crime to others of the same
category - I repeat Jon the sentence IS too extreme BUT SHE IS
GUILTY!!! Whether she is imprisoned for a week or a year - the facts
are the same. You often say "Why doesn't anyone mention Ettridge ?"
Because people think she is "a poor little helpless female" who is
trying to save the world by playing game of politics. Ettridge gets
no such sympathy.
As you probably
gathered I am no great fan of Pauline's as I can clearly recall an
interview on 60 minutes in her early days where her mum stated she
was proud of her daughter and what she stood for and that she had
always told her as she was growing - "Beware the "Yellow Peril - cos
they will invade this country! AND THEY HAVE!!" I don't care for
anyone who comes from that sort of background and upbringing. You see
Jon a lot of her supporters also believe this (even if they don't
admit it!!)- moreso the older generation - check out the the
demographics of her followers. The rest of the world would not feel
sorry for Pauline - she is in fact seen quite negatively overseas.
Her simplistic policies do not hold water in a real world.
I have no
political affiliation nor am I Asian - just an average
There are plenty
of people who are unjustly imprisoned for non - violent crimes. No
one says their conviction was a "Witch - Hunt" They just have to wait
and follow protocol to achieve anything. She is no
Further more I
don't know what she is REALLY like - or whether she would be a GREAT
neighbour - nor do you!!! Let's not get carried away she is just
someone we have seen on T.V. - she may be fabulous but she may NOT.
Jon, Now that the
pros and cons of whether politicians should be allowed to raid the
public purse to finance their election campaigns is being discussed
perhaps now would be a good time for the public to debate
the whole philosophy elections. It would be a good time to ask
whether it is justifiable for a collection of people to assume rights
to grant themselves special privileges at public expense, just
because they call themselves ìa political partyî? Over
recent months we have seen where these assumed privileges have led to
people being jailed because they believed they had fulfilled the
technical requirements imposed by the people who assumed that somehow
the title ìpolitical partyî entitled them to impose
self-serving rules protecting political parties? Anne
Hello Jon. Sad
that the world has come to a mistrust situation.
Goodonya Robin -
Keep Oz Australian and stop copying the Americans.
Vive la France -
they at least know how to cook and drink
Here the origins
and "healthier" version of Halloween. The kids
cleaned me out of
goodies last night by 6.30pm (it is dark from
5.30pm onwards at
this time of year)
Kids here are
accompanied by parents but we dont have a problem on
the Isle of Man
with paedophiles - they can't swim!! and the
are swimming instructors
The Manx (Isle of
Man) Hop te Naa is a singing at neighbours doors
and NOT dressing
up in dracula clothes etc - that is the American
Thank you for
Margaretha and I
had attended a Medical Centre yesterday. The following are
2 items from
their "health-focus", available to all visitors.
from fruit are an excellent way to end a meal. Fruit makes
nutritional contribution to our daily diet by providing
Vitamin C and other antioxidants), minerals and fibre.
helping create a sense of fullness at the end of a meal.
desserts include fruit salad, backed apples stuffed with
cooked with wine and spices, fruit based sorbets, or this
WALNUT AND BANANA
PANCAKES (serves 4)
1 1/2 cups SR
1/2 cup rolled
1/2 tsp carb
1/4 cup walnuts,
275ml low fat
extra fruit and
ricotta cheese for serving
In a large bowl,
combine all the dry ingredients. beat the eggs and milk
lemon juice and bananas and stir into the dry ingredients.
oiled non-stick fry pan and drop large spoonfuls of the
into the pan.
When bubbles form on the surface turn the pancake and cook
with extra fresh fruit topped with ricotta cheese.
"ACID" foods are
Many people avoid
foods they consider to be "acid", such as tomatoes and
oranges, in the
believe that these foods can make arthritis worse.
now advise that this believe is a myth. There is no
arthritis is caused by what we eat.
They point out
that the digestive juices in our stomachs are far more
than any common
foods. Oranges and tomatoes are both rich in vitamin C, so
two foods may do more harm than good.
When I woke up
again and went for a walk just before dawn I discovered on my way
some thieves with torches stealing from the charity bins. I took the
number of their vehicle and rang the police. I always put things in
those bins for charity but I don't feel like doing it if those
thieves are going to get them. This happens every weekend and they
leave the most terrible mess behind for the charity people to clean
up. Some people are really beneath contempt.
Re the program
"WOMEN IN ISLAM" Sunday evening, did you see it? Where in many
Islamic countries they are trying to reintroduce Sheria law, stoming,
cutting off of hands etc.
Some of the
Muslims that call your program would have us believe that as long as
societies are kept in check, then nothing else matters. That
retributions such as cutting off of limbs, stoning people to death
and/or death penalties, are ok as long as long as people are subdued
by fear into obeying the law.
However in the
whole scheme of things to do with life, what may appear to be solving
short term problems may not always be in the long term best interest
of generations to come.
Is keeping people
in line by fear better than keeping them in line because they live in
a society that is compassionate and understanding of the reasons that
people become anti-social? I think not. In fact people made to live
by the rule of fear are living in a prison and suffer all the
symptoms of people held in a prison. They have the urge to escape,
but even worse they become institutionalized into believing that
there is no other way of life except the one they have been
programmed to believe in..
are not free to think and explore their place in the existence that
life/nature/God has given them. They are locked forever in a time
warp with the chinks of sunlight they see on the outside feeding the
only form of development that is allowed to them, envy, resentment
You can cut off
hands and stone people to death forever, but all you are doing is
treating symptoms, not the underlying causes of the
So you achieve
A Celebration of
Guy Fawkes Day/Fireworks NightG'DAY Jon,
I thought some of
your listeners around the world might be interested in why we
celebrate the 5th of November in the U.K ?
Guy Fawkes' real
name was Guido Fawkes. The son of Edward Fawkes, the proctor and
advocate in the constituary court of York, Fawkes was born in the
Stonegate district of York and Baptized at St. Michael-le-Belfry in
1570. Fawkes had two younger sisters called Elizabeth and Anne.
St. Peter's School in 1578 where he may have been influenced by the
headmaster, John Pullen, a man later named as a suspected Jesuit.
John and Christopher Wright also attended St. Peter's.
After his father
died in 1579, his mother Edith remarried into the Catholic Bainbridge
family of Scotton. It is believed it was his stepfather that
influenced him to become a Catholic. By the time Fawkes had reached
the age of 21, Fawkes had sold his inheritance and had joined the
Catholic forces fighting in the Low Countries.
For twelve years
Fawkes served in the Militia in the Netherlands. As a trained miner,
he was highly skilled with gunpowder and in the practices of
tunneling. During his service, Fawkes was actually at the siege of
Calais and in 1603, Fawkes sought counsel with King Philip II in
Spain on the plight of English Catholics. It was there, that he met
with Christopher Wright, with whom he attempted to obtain Spanish
support for an invasion of England.
On April 25th
1604, Fawkes arrived in England with Thomas Wintour and in May 1604
he joined the Gunpowder Plot with Robert Catesby at The Duck and
Drake Inn, with the express intention of destroying the Palace of
Westminster, the Houses of Parliament and King James I.
subsequently captured at around midnight Nov.4 and was brought before
the Privy Council on November 5th. On November 7th, after several
sessions of severe torture and under great duress, Fawkes finally
admitted that the conspirators had planned to free Sir Walter Raleigh
and other Tower of London Prisoners by blowing up Parliament with a
large cache of Gunpowder.
recorded as saying
"yt was past, and
he is nowe sorry fo yt, for that he nowe perceyveth that God did not
concur with yet."
This was Fawkes'
acknowledgment that he had only been foiled in his objectives by the
will of God. Fawkes only revealed the identity of his co-conspirators
under extreme torture on November the 9th, but only after he was told
that some had already been arrested by the authorities. He was
finally executed on January 31, 1606.
In 1605 on the
anniversary of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot being foiled,
bonfires were lit to burn effigies of Guy Fawkes and fireworks let
off in defiant celebration all over London and within a couple of
years this was a national celebration. To this day Guy Fawkes is
remembered each year on November 5 for his audacious attempt to blow
up the Houses of Parliament and nearly successful act of ultimate
If you would like
to find out more about the history behind the Gunpowder Plot we
strongly recommend you visit the Gunpowder Plot Society's website at
just read the
newsletter and have to comment about the drink driving case. The
little girl who died contributed to the accident by her actions. She
was hit crossing the road no more than 30 metres from a controlled
intersection with pedestrian lights. About 200 metres south of the
accident site is a pedestrian underpass that goes under Marmion
avenue and about 500 metres north of the accident site is another
pedestrian underpass. She also went, allegedly, straight out into the
traffic. What do you think would have been the response from people
if the driver hadn't been drinking? Would we have them baying for
Look at it from
the young mans point of view. He has to live with what he has done
for the rest of his life. He probably won't drive again until his
suspension is over because of the trauma he has suffered and, as a
builder, he will probably lose his job. So it's not just a $1700
fine. Knee jerk reactionary responses to a perceived injustice are
bad. They, in this case, want the driver to be sent to jail for a
long time. What would that achieve except put someone inside who will
be living with his own sentence forever.
Take a total look
at an accident an apportion the blame properly. He wasn't charged
with her death because he wasn't driving in a dangerous manner and
braked before the accident. This shows that he tried to avoid her.
Yes his reactions were slowed but that doesn't make what the little
girl did any less of a contributing factor.
This will upset a
lot of people but it is the truth.
Enjoy your show -
great effort to your team.
may be of an interest [as I was listening the early hours
the morning] in
regard to that American tradition which is creeping into
culture... ahh that's another story :^)
pumpkin. Use a marker to draw a 4- to 6-inch circle at the
end of the
pumpkin. Cut along the line with a sharp serrated knife.
the top and set
aside. (For easiest carving, use a sawing motion.) Scoop
out the soft pulp
inside the pumpkin with a spoon or jar lid.
* Trace patterns.
Draw your design on the pumpkin using a marker. Or, tape
a paper pattern
to the pumpkin and use a ballpoint pen to poke small dots
along the lines, then remove the pattern.
* Carve pumpkin.
Using a sharp, thin-bladed knife, cut out the eyes, mouth,
* Light it up. To
illuminate, set a votive candle inside a small ceramic or
foil cup, place
inside the pumpkin, and light with a long wooden match or
* To make white
teeth or eyes, cut only through the surface of the skin.
Then use a knife
to "peel" or cut back the orange layer.
* Make holes for
ears and use pumpkin scraps with funny shapes to stick in
* You can use
cookie cutters to pattern shapes on your pumpkin.
* If a cookie
cutter doesn't lie flat enough on the pumpkin, just draw
* You can have a
bewitching scent if you cut grooves along the underside of
top, then wedge cinnamon sticks into the grooves. Poke
cloves around the
inside walls. Light your pumpkin and enjoy the scent!
Should a drunk
driver take responsibly for their actions? 100% Yes
Jon I believe
your question is in the motherhood section and too
judge guilt in an incident. A better question would be "Is
responsible for his/her actions and if so, to what degree
the actions or
inactions of that person contribute to the incident?"
implies that an impaired person is responsible for any
incident. (if not
then the question is a nonsense because shouldn't all
take responsibility for their actions?) Drunkenness is
not the only form
of driver impairment. Age, physical, medical and
are some of the obvious examples yet you have ignored
them and chosen
and timed your question carefully to target the recent
You appear to be
more concerned with the message being sent to a third
prepared to sacrifice the accused and his rights in order
send a message
that is consistent with your philosophy. This is a
prospect and smacks of vigilante and Machiavellian tactics
rather than a
considered logical or lawful decision. I for one would
not like to serve
on a jury holding such a narrow and unprincipled view
nor would I wish
you or me to be judged by one.
Jon, The best cup
of coffee in Perth has to be illy and is served in only one place in
Perth, Cafe Cafe at subiaco square shopping centre. From
Pulse on Perth!
(Votes taken on
air at 5:20am on 6PR 882 AM)
and nurses be permitted to strike? 55% Yes 45% No
How would you
When you consider
what this war in the Gulf was SUPPOSED to be to get rid
of a dictator,
and free the Iraqie people,and here is JH considering
to take away
Australian rights. He is certainly following in MT's
Nobody wants to
go on strke, if the workers vote for a strike it is a last
resort DON'T LET
AUSTRALIA GO THE SAME WAY AS THE UK!!! Things are getting
better here since
the day's of MT, but it will be a long and slow process.
We still don't
have the same workers rights as the mainland (europe), ie;
hours for less money per hour. Everything here is geared
towards the large
employer, system doesn't really protect or care about the
unions and employers dicide the employees fate without
talking to them.
So the employee/worker has no one to fight there case.
It's maths time
Do you have a
calculator handy ?
[if not use your
mobile if it has one, or click on "tools" at the top of your screen
for possible calculator.]
Then please add
these up, while taking note of the location of the numbers.
159 + 951
357 + 753
456 + 654
258 + 852
? ? ?
answer of 123 + 321
now do (789 +
987) - (369 + 963)
as Julius Summer
said, why is it so?
time for me to
Jon, This latest
publicity hype being pushed about whether federal politicians should
be given sixteen thousand dollar ($16,000) hand out when they leave
politics, is just that "hype".
What they are
about is a bit of public propaganda, Dr Geobles type, brainwashing.
They are getting
a bit worried about the amount of resentment being voiced in the
media, so they have connived this - "good cop/bad cop" scheme between
It works like
this they announce that the Remuneration Tribunal has recommended
this flagrant abuse, but after a lot of public ear-bending they will
then announce what good guys they are be rejecting it "In the public
interest", so we will all say how wonderful they are not as bad as we
But beware if
they let us think that we owe them a favour then later on when they
come up with the next rort into the public till, we will be reminded
what a big sacrifice they made on this occasion, so we had better not
convinced themselves that it is OK to be contemptuous of our
intelligence, so they are.
The trouble is
that with the endless preoccupation with mindless footy etc, their
contempt is justified.
Thank you for
sending me issue number 101 of your newsletter and
on passing the 100 mark. I entirely agree with you that
where politics is
concerned, policies are more important than personalities.
here appears to be about nothing except personalities.
I hear the
Australian Government wants to limit the power of the
upper house, the
Senate. For what it is worth, my opinion on this issue is
that I am not in
favour. When opinions are so divided that neither side
will back down, a
wise government should show humility - instead of
arrogance - and not proceed with highly controversial
Another option is
that when politicians are so evenly divided, the
have the right to pass an opinion by means of a
Another possibility is that no law can be passed unless it
approved by two
thirds of both chambers of parliament. This would probably
lead to the
passage of very few laws, but that, in my opinion, would be
I will close for
now, Jon. Thanks again for the newsletters and I look
reading more of them in the future.
Brian , Hayle,
I was lying on my
bed with my walkmen last night listening to the radio when I
accidently tuned it onto your radio station from fm to am. What I
want to say is that I think your doing a really good job, Iam sure
your words of encouragement and even just your presence itself is
very much appreciated by all who listen...my name's William Fang,17
when I was listening last night it struck me how sad and lost some of
the people are.
What I really
want to say is that there is hope and love in this world and that
hope and love is in Jesus Christ. Some say that this Jesus was and is
evil and that Christians are evil and curse other people, what I want
to say to that is that is a not correct because Jesus of Nazareth is
a God of love not hatred.
"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were
harassed and helpless, like sheep without a Sheperd"
1 John 4:8 "God
Jesus didnt die
on the cross for his sins because he had none, he died for your sins
and my sins. Only His love for your soul held the nails into his
hands and feet. So that whoever loves and obeys him and whoever lives
in fellowship and a relationship with Jesus will not perish in hell
but have eternal life in heaven.
1 John 4:9 "This
is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son
into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that
we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning
sacrifice for our sins"
Also a person who
calls himself a christian but hates Jesus and wants to curse his
brother is false and a liar.
1 John 4:20 "If
anyone says "I love God", yet hates his brother is a liar. For anyone
who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God,
whom he has not seen"
Finally I want to
end with this. Would somebody who hung on a cross and shed every drop
of his life and devoted every second of his life for you, hate you?,
What reason do you have to hate Jesus whom Pilot, the judge who
sentenced His death could not find a single sin or fault in His
To Dennis, Yes I
know Jonny Ray he was an Amercian not English, and he was also deaf
and had to use a hearing aid.
To Daniel, re all
the flak on Alan Bond. Most of all the people that condemn him have
forgotten the most important factor.
It was the Labor
Government that changed the laws re superannuation and not only
allowed Bond to use these funds, but many other directors of other
companies. One has to blame the labor government for the lose of all
the Super that was taken and used by the Directors to try to save
It does not
excuse Bond and all the others who were allowed to use the super, but
if the law had not been changed by the then labor Government, Bond
and the others could not have used a Red Cent of the Super
Arthritis remedy something about soaking whole lemons
Methylated Spirits for a couple of weeks??? Do seem to
mentioned at some stage anyway, perhaps that will help jog
Debbie from NY again today,( do hope she is a recipient
newsletter also.) One really does wonder about the quality
meat in the
USA...all those cattle ranchers we hear about and seems
produce nice lean beef....what a shame. Was interesting
to hear about
what sounded like what we refer to as Free Range
morning. We have some particularly good ones here in WA
come from Mt
Barker, stumbled on them by accident one day and believe
or not, they
actually taste like chicken.
Jon when you are
speaking to folk from the States is there and unusal delay
often sounds as if you are interrupting those people
even when the
conversation is ongoing, sounds like you are speaking right
the top of them.
This is not a critisism, merely a query!
Excellent idea re
the cloth shopping bags. In Europe they started to get rid
the plastic ones
many years ago...well over 10 years in some areas...we are
slower to catch
on here sometimes aren't we? I unpack my cloth bags and
away to the car boot so I always have them with me.
All the best
I enjoy your
newsletter but I must admit to being abit disturbed by your blurb on
this latest one regarding teachers. As you know I am a High School
teacher. The money we are offered is only on a par with CPI. We are
not asking for an amount over and above what is reasonable, we would
just like a payrise that reflects our professionalism and our
service. But the money is not the most important part. We are
fighting for lower class sizes, especially now that by law we must
accept students inclusively into every classroom. Primary teachers
need DOTT (Duties Other Than Teaching) time to call parents, prepare,
conduct student behaviour managemant and keep up with administrative
paperwork. This is all remembering that our grading and assessment is
all done in our own time and is all unpaid, as are our excursions,
camps, extra-curricular activities etc. We are also fighting for
recognition as a professional industry as we are facing terrible
teacher shortages in the very near future.
Jon Lewis Radio
The latest and
third rejection of Pauline Hansonís most reasonable and
logical application to be allowed out on bail is nothing more than
the status quo ruling clique throwing down the gauntlet to the mass
of the Australian public.
What they are
saying is ìwe will not tolerate you telling us what to do, we
are in controlî.
absolutely no logical reason why Pauline Hanson, or David Ettridge
should not be released on bail pending their appeal against their
convictions. Afterall when we consider that such past luminaries as
Christopher Skase, who had a definite reason to skip the country, was
released on bail, and was given his passport to boot, this fiasco
stands out more as each day passes as sheer vindictiveness.
It is obvious
that the collective elites in our country are frightened that they
have a tiger by the tail and hope that if they let it go it will turn
around and devour them, but if they can keep it penned up long enough
it will die through lack of interest.
republicans should take note. What we have is a mindset of a
privileged class just as vile as when Marie Antoinette said
ìlet them eat cakeî and thatís what they are
saying to you, the Australian people, now.
By their actions
you shall know them.
warning For windows
Hi Jon and
Dear Jon you may
like to publish the information in the article below in your next
news letter as a useful piece of information.Pre warned means
hopefully better protection.
hopefully will be able to confirm that this document is correct and
if time permits explain or discuss this next time when he is on your
show . I believe from what i've read on occassions aprox 5% of
webpages have midis as background music mine included but I have no
way of testing my pages,and I have never had any complaints arising
out of my pages.So I feel mine are safe.
All the best Jon
from pc magazine
Johnston, PC World
Ever visited a
Web site that suddenly started playing music through your computer
speakers? It may be annoying, but you can always turn down the
volume. And it's harmless, right? Maybe not.
EEye Digital Security Inc. recently discovered two big holes in
Windows' music playback technology. The flaws, which Microsoft rates
as "critical," could allow a hacker's code to run amok on your PC by
exploiting a contaminated music file. The hacker could then take over
your PC and do something nasty, like delete your files.
The problems lie
in the way that Windows plays back a common type of music file called
a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) file. Unlike an audio
file, a MIDI file contains a string of code that tells a synthesizer
(such as the ones in most PCs) how to play a piece of music.
DirectX technology, which handles playback for audio and video in
Internet Explorer and in Windows Media Player, also plays MIDI files.
Microsoft realized that it had left two unchecked buffers in versions
of DirectX from Windows XP all the way back to Windows 98. This
weakness could let a miscreant send a malformed MIDI file containing
too much data to one of the buffers. And for that to happen, you just
have to visit a booby-trapped Web site or open (or preview) an HTML
e-mail message with an embedded link. This triggers the infected MIDI
file to download to your PC. When the buffer overflows, DirectX
malfunctions and the hacker's code starts to execute.
Take care of the
hole by grabbing the latest version of DirectX, 9.0b. Head to the
Microsoft bulletin, "Unchecked Buffer in DirectX Could Enable System
Compromise," for more details and a link to the patch, and go to
eeye.com for EEye's bulletin.
To all who
recieve this email.
>From Graham (
I have experienced problems with direct x 9) Computer freeze ups and
i have since formatted my hard drive and taken win xp pro of my
machine and returned to win 98 se with dx8.1 machine now runs
Graham / Geraldton
Minister John Howard when replying to Opposition questioning in
Parliament said ìThe escalation in real estate prices has
increased the wealth of a majority of Australiansî.
Can this man, who
exhibits such an appallingly ignorance of elementary economics, be
the Government leader or our country?
By what distorted
logic has he reached the conclusion that every one who has some
personal equity in a house will be wealthier now - with inflated
prices - than if property prices had remained stable? If they owned a
house twelve months ago then they still own a house, unless they are
living in the street? And if they sold their house at current
inflated prices then they will have to pay the same current inflated
prices to get another one, so how are they any more
In fact the
inflationary pressures of skyrocketing property prices has massively
diminished the value of everyoneís savings, so in fact a vast
majority of Australians have been made poorer. Not to mention the
tragic plight of first home seekers, who have been pushed completely
out of the picture, with their hopes and dreams crushed.
not be too hard on Mr. Howard, he is not completely wrong. There are
many property sharks that will become fabulously wealthy from the
manipulation of housing prices. Not least amongst these are our
wonderful politicians most of whom have property portfolios paid for
from their taxpayer funded (no declaration needed) living away from
They are allowed
to claim more than two hundred dollars per night, regardless of what
their accommodation costs, but most of them share accommodation so
the difference between what they spend and what they claim they can
invest in real estate. Which most of them do. These are the people
who will most certainly be growing wealthy, especially when they
off-load their investment before the property boom collapses.
However the poor
battlers who have managed to scrape enough together to get a roof
over their heads can look forward to a lifetime of financial
struggle, and with all the domestic pressures that go with it, they
will be lucky to survive.
John Howard, not
only are you a blustering fool, but it is obvious that you and most
of your colleagues are devoid of any grasp of principles,
understanding, or care for whatís in the interest of the
Australian born population will continue to decline, because couples
cannot afford to have children. All because we have allowed ourselves
to be ruled by shallow self-servers..
Jon, It was
reported recently that Greg Norman's luxury $80 million dollar yacht
is up for sale, due to the prohibitive running costs being incurred.
appointment of republican Richard Butler to the position of Governor
of Tasmania has revamped the republican debate, it would be a
wonderful opportunity for our Government to consider purchasing this
yacht for use by the first Australian President..
Just think of the
wonderful on-board parties the President could host with leaders of
the Government and those of the Opposition freed on bail for our
And with a bit of
luck if Paul Keating was the first president there could be miniature
piggery at the back of the boat with a room for signing treaties with
overseas despots right next door to it?
Wouldn't this be
a great opportunity and a wonderful gesture by our collective
governments, both state and federal, to jointly purchase this
If we are to
become a republic let's do it in style.
Hi John Thought I would send you an email for a change while I sit
hear listening on the internet.
I had such a
surreal experience this evening while you had Milica playing guitar
on your programme.
I was asleep in
bed (unusual for me at that time of night) but as always I had the
radio tuned to your programme. As I said, I had fallen asleep and was
dreaming. In my dream I was doing something that was keeping me very
busy. My dream did not reveal exactly what was doing, I was just VERY
Soon I became
conscious of the most beautiful solo guitar music being played in the
background. All of a sudden I had this guilty feeling. Guilty,
because I was pre-occupied while this wonderful music was being
I was drawn away
from from my pre-occupation and soon I was standing in front of an
elderly gentleman playing the guitar. I have no idea who this man
was, but his dream image is very vivid and he reminds me of my Great
Uncle who died at 96 quite a few years ago.
THIS MUSIC WAS
JUST SO BEAUTIFUL. In my dream, I stood there for several minutes and
the beauty of the music caused tears to well up in my
That's where the
dream ended as I then woke up. As soon as I was awake, this VERY SAME
music was being played by Milica.
I stayed in bed
and listened until the end of the segment with Milica and her fashion
friend (Meredith?) What an absolute delight it was!!!!
Isn't it strange
how the mind can hover between sleep and reality and take real sound,
put dream pictures to it and create such a surreal
Thankyou for such
a wonderful piece of radio.
Have a great
I think Jon is
like lemonade on a hot summer day.
and sweet(but not overly-so.)
I adore it most
when he handles strange people's calls kindly.
I hope he's
genuine. I think he's what that Macca guy on ABC wishes he were!
I wish I were a
night worker or at least awake more at night, so I could listen more
often. Wait, I don't need to be that selfless, do I? I can ask for a
change; Dear 6PR, I really wish Jon did his show during the day. I
want more of Jon, at a more civilized hour.
and I think you, 6PR, are so lucky to have him.
picture is just what I expected, leading me to think he is genuine.
Am I right?
like the tribe "Cheyenne")
Good morning. My
name is Daniel, I am 19 years old.
Just heard on
your program a gentleman rang in and started speaking about the Wall
in the Middle East dividing Israel proper and the occupied
territories. The gentleman voiced his disaproval of the wall and said
how could it be built.
Here is the other
view, from a different perspective. Two years ago when i finished
school, i went for a two month holiday to Israel. I spent one month
touring, and the other month staying with assorted friends and family
throughout the small country. Because i did not have transport i was
forced to use public transport. I can honestly tell you that i have
never been so afraid in my life, every time someone gets on the bus
you begin to think "is this person going to be the last one i see",
"am i going to get blown up?".
Another thing to
consider, is that in my short 19 years on the planet, I can honestly
say that i have heard more bad coming from the region, and more
terrorist attacks than anywhere else in the world. Having family
living there also strikes a chord, as each time a terrorist or
suicide bomber takes the lives of innocent youths, adults, elderly
Israelis, I automatically begin to worry whether my family has been
Another thing to
consider is that there is conscription in the country and that as
soon as the youth have finished school, they go straight into the
armed forces. Imagine the stress and trauma that the majority of the
population are going through now, or have been through in the past,
or are about to go through in the future, knowing that they have to
guard their country from an enemy they cannot see, do not know when
they are going to attack, and the only thing that they know is that
they will attack when it is least expected and in the most unfair
Maybe the wall is
a good idea after all, it will stop senseless killings on both parts
and will leave both sides to live in a peaceful existence where they
do not interfere or meddle in each others business.
view, from someone who has been to Israel in the last two
Hi Jon, Thank you
for another interesting newsletter which I enjoyed reading.
I was especially
interested in what you said about Jimmy Little and I
clicked on to his
web site. I first heard about him last year when Radio
broadcast a series of programmes about him and his music. A few
they broadcast a similar series about Slim Dusty.
Have you any
ideas about where I could obtain a few CDs by Australian
singers. At the
moment my selection of Australian songs consists of two
recorded from British radio stations at the time of the Sydney
are "Pub with no beer", by Slim Dusty, and "Waltzing
Matilda", by Rolf
Harris. I would like to increase my selection.
I will close for
now, Jon. Thanks again for the newsletter which I always
look forward to
reading. Best wishes, Brian, from Hayle, Cornwall, England.
Hi Jon, Pauline
is the biggest story of course and growing all the time.
Hi Jon, I agree
with Frank !!!!!! Pauline Hanson's treatment mirrors a
here in Florida. The only politician to go to jail in
Florida due to
"violations of the open meetings laws." She happened to be
the only one to
question where $$$$$$ was going, off record. when a
conservative pol starts asking questions and the public
curious as well,
liberals will find a way to shut them up. Phil Gulf
I'm a new
listener, listening online from the heart of New York
enjoying your wedding chat. I'm a writer and last year wrote
book on the
origin of various wedding traditions. It's important not
ask your guests
to bring their own refreshments. The whole point is for
you, the marrier,
to share your joy with your friends. So you spend what
you can and if
they're hungry they can stop at a restaurant on the way
volunteering to help is another matter entirely -- accept
People think they
have to spend thousands of dollars to have a
wedding, but of course that's nonsense. There are all sorts
ways to save
money. Starting with the cake, which in America costs
a slice. Forget
it. Make lots of cheesecakes -- you can make them days
ahead, wrao them
in cling film and refrigerate, and they'll be fine. Then
serve with fresh
fruit -- much better than wedding cake, for a cost of
about $1 a slice.
Skip the liquor and serve punch. Hire a local college
music group to
perform. Use potted bedding plants such as primroses
instead of cut
flowers on tables (much cheaper).
around Christmas time -- the church is decorated with
you won't have to pop for flowers. There are loads of ways
to cut corners,
and all your guests really care about is seeing you wed --
they're not there
to eat, drink, or be impressed.
wedding I ever went to: A friend of mine in California
course) had been
married three times and knew we'd all roll our eyes if
fourth wedding. She gave a Halloween costume party. She
dressed as a
bride, which we all thought was funny and in character
history. Her boyfriend was dressed in a suit -- Men in
outfit. Another guy at the party was dressed as a
Turns out the
minister was a minister, and midway through the party
she was getting married again, now, and we all were the
guests. As you
can imagine, the wedding pictures are very interesting.
Best, Susan in
On a recent TV
current affairs program there was a discussion on
between the rich and poor in Australiaî. Many of
taking part for
comment gave the opinion that ìit did not really matter,
long as the
Government provided some social welfareî.
This raises a
stark and fundamental question that we should all
debate within our
society, within our own logic and within our own
question being: ëDo poor people really matter at all
With each new
latest-fad trend that comes and goes, with each new batch
advertising, it becomes glaringly obvious that none of it
aimed at poor people, because poor people are
as consumers in
our ever-burgeoning world of rampant unbridled
Poor people do
not, and cannot, indulge in purchasing the latest
even the latest ìput new zest in your lifeî quackery,
latest flash car,
let alone the ìbecome a millionaire overnightî
market. So what use are they?
In fact every
time, as we often do, hear them on talkback radio, or
media, it is more
often than not a saga of complaining about how this, or
I am an 18yr old
avid listener to your show. I have been listening tonight, and just
heard Tony on air.
I must first say
that I am Jewish, and usually enjoy listening to Tony speak. He
sounds like a very well read man. However, tonight, I was truly
disgusted and insulted by the way he spoke off the persecution of the
Jews in Nazi Germany. All of my Grandfather's immediate family were
tortured and murdered by the Nazi regime, he still lives that hurt
Today in Israel,
I agree, the situation is shocking. Both sides of the situation have
been and are in the wrong. But a comparison like this is ridiculous.
I sympathise with the Palestinians completely and understand their
want for a state, and hope that it does eventuate. But I also
understand the constant fear of the Israeli people from the
possibility of suicide bombers etc, and experience it personally,
with my brother currently living in Israel.
I really hope
that Tony could distinguish the difference between the murder of
millions of Jews and other religions during the Holocaust and what is
occuring in the Middle East today. His other comments on the Israeli
government, about a recent law that was passed concerning citizenship
of Palestinians; I think and I could be mistaken, but he has
misunderstood the passing of the law. It actually related to the fact
that if a citizen of Israel marries a person outside of Israel,
Palestine included, the person is not automatically given Israeli
citizenship. This is not a law of segregation, as Tony insinuated,
but rather a method of protection for all people of all religions
within Israel. Israel experiences a constant threat to terrorism, and
must have very controlling laws, to insure the safety of its people.
This law just ensures that all people given citizenship to Israel are
properly examined before given rights to live in Israel. And one last
point about Abraham, preaching Christianity. How is this possible,
when to my limited understanding of Christianity, Jesus was the first
Chrisitan. It is widely accepted, I thought, that Abraham was infact
the father of the Jewish religion
I hope Tony gets
back to facts - but it is just my point of view
I listened with
interest last night to your and other listeners' comments
controversy involving Shane Warne sparked by Helen Cohen Alon
I think (and
hope)it is fair to interpret your point of view as
we should forget
about it and move on. Indeed, this was the opinion of the
I agree that
Helen Cohen Alon does, especially after seeing her on A
tonight, sound like a jilted and vindictive woman. With
fears for her own safety and murder etcetera, I cannot
but be reminded
of that bizarre and paranoid video tape made by fruitloop
opinion) Pauline Hanson several years ago, where she said that
looking at this tape she had probably been murdered.
I have no way of
knowing if Shane Warne has done what this woman claims and
I do not intend
to imply his "guilt". But given his past I make the
1. In return for
wealth and fame, people like Shane must expect to be be
judged by a
different standard than that which applies to the broader
2. They must
expect to pay a higher price for any indiscretions in
for that same
wealth, fame and celebrity/role model status.
3. People like
Shane must have the savvy to know that if they involve
seedy activities, as he has already been proved to have
in the past,
there will always be a much greater risk of exposure
of their public
stature. This is a price paid by ALL people in public
be it sport,
media, entertainment, politics etc.
4. UNLESS THEY
ARE PREPARED TO COP IT ON THE CHIN, it is therefore
such people to behave to a standard higher than that which
applies to the
community at large.
5. If they choose
to involve themselves in controversial behaviour, and
demand that they
be treated by the media in the same manner afforded to
people in the
broader community, then they should join the broader
give up their status as a celebrity/role model. Their
In closing and
regardless of the outcome of the present controversy, I
think it is
especially sad that a sportsperson of such amazing talent,
one who has made
such a great contribution to Aussie cricket seems to
lapses in common sense and forgot to go to that school
where "How To Be
Street-smart" is the core subject.
Thanks for your
time and I love your show.
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I just did a
quick search for "Unchained Melody" on the net.
original version of the song was in 1955 and there were two
versions of the
song released that year. The song was written for the
soundtrack of a
film called "Unchained" which was about the life of a guard
at a Californian
prison. Al Hibbler sang the original version for the
soundtrack but it
was also released simultaniously in Britain by someone
It seems that
there were a lot of versions of the song recorded in the mid
to late 50's
before the Righteous Brothers recorded it in 1965 but the two
above were the only ones that seem to have done anything on
All the best,
With regards to
the following comment about skipping the double "T" in
I, and plenty of
others, would take to task the comment that in the word
Americans (according to this listener and I've assumed that
full meaning of his comments) would change the word to
"mater" - two
different meanings. The same with "latter" and "later" and
lot of other
words. I was taught in school that by only having one "T"
followed by an
"E" the "A" sound preceding the double changed to "AY".
What annoys me
most is the fact that today most computer systems come
and even though I've changed my "Language" to Australian
English, when I
do a spell check the word "advice" does not apparently
in the American
vocabulary because it keeps wanting to change the word to
"advise" and does
not allow me to "Add" this word.
Gates and his mob should be made aware that contrary to
belief" the word
"Advice" DOES EXIST. Advice is a Noun whereas Advise is a
Further to the
mercury issue. Recommended safe mercury levels have been halved from
3.3 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per week to 1.6 micrograms
per kilogram of body weight per week.
The World Health
Organization issued the following media release on the day your guest
was telling us we had nothing to worry about regarding mercury in
fish etc. in the Southern Hemisphere. On what levels had your guest
based his opinions? And what about cadmium levels in WA fish,
crustaceans and shellfish. I believe pearl meat from Shark Bay in the
species Pinctada albina is overloaded with cadmium yet I have never
seen a warning on this.
The crime rate in
Western Australia has reached an alarming height,it is time that the
do-gooder's and the civil rights people should hang their heads in
shame. I have come to the conclusion that these people are the real
I can guarantee
that it I was in charge of law and order I would reduce the crime
rate by 90 percent within two weeks, and this is the only solution to
bring that about.
For every law
breaker that is found guilty, starting with graffiti, house invasion,
bag snatching, car theft, fighting causing bodily harm, stealing,
rape and drug pushers.
All that were
found guilty would be taken to prison and given 5 lashes.If they were
caught a second time and found guilty they would be given the maximum
sentence of six months, and 500 lashes given at the rate of 50 a
fortnight, this would take them into five months of their sentence,
giving them a month to reflect their future as a criminal. I know the
protests will come thick and fast from the civil rights and the
do-gooders, but unless these groups wake-up to the facts and are
ignored our future in this state will become inbearable for the
innocent who abide by the Law, and who and ignored by the law and the
do-gooders society. We the majority are the victims of not only the
criminals but the do-gooders' and civil rights movement.
It is time yes it
is time to reverse this situation now
Ron the Flying
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Poisoning of Birds
I have lived in
south Spain for the last 9 years, British citizen, wife
had affair with
my "best" friend, took our children, then 4 & 7. I apid
the first two years, then explained to my ex that I
couldn't carry on
paying like I was - next thing, the children didn't
want to see me.
Five years later, I haven't been with my children for a
despite a court order for "access" every two weeks and half
the holidays.. I
was thrown out of my house, my workplace, enormous
lawyers bill that
I cannot pay - but what counts above everything is the
my children. I had nurtured them virtually by myself
since birth (
their mother claimed M.E. , which has miraculously cleared
away) . Hate
mail, refusal to speak on the phone, no thank-you for
anything - I am
the bad guy: and all because their mother is in a
poison our children against all that I try to do to show my
children that I
have loved them since conception. Shared parenting by
court order might
have prevented this - our children live in fear of
showing any love
or affection for me. Praise to your Prime Minister for
looking at this
issue - the best interests of ALL our children is served
parents, whenever possible. I hope the world will learn from
Paul , Costa del
Sol, Marbella, Spain.
Loving you humour
tonight, you are such a laugh.
Great clues on
the quiz, Eric you're such a Burdon!!!!
putting a laugh in my night tonight Jon.
Poor Debbie, it's
no fun having constantly noisy neighbours.
Some young people
just need training in manners and how to live with others. And
sometimes they can be surprisingly accomodating when approached in a
It's always worth
a try to arrange a meeting when things are calm and try to come an
arrangement on what times it is appropiate to play music and when to
If it works then
it is worth the effort.
to you Jon,
I am sick and
tired of people talking about this conflict between the
the Jews. There is no such thing. There is a conflict
Palestinians and the Israeli's. Judaism is a religion whilst
Israel is a multi
cultural country with signifigant numbers of Jewsh people,
Christian people, Buddist People and People of the Ba'hai
failth (The main
temple of this faith is based in Haifa, Israel).
I spent a year in
Israel in 1998 and mixed with all of those groups within
Israel aswell as
Palestinian Muslims and Christians. I never had a problem
any of them and it is for that reason that I am Pro Israel
I think that in
todays political climate the Palestinians need and deserve
their own state,
however, the Israeli's have exacly the same rights.
I just wish that
people would start thinking of this as a political conflict
instead of a
religious one because i think that by doing this it would give
perspective and enable them to be able to see things more even
All the best to
you and your listeners. Joel
Dear Jon, WATER-TANKS: We have 30 years experience in Dianella. We
utilising untreated rain water for human consumption. Kind
Hi Jon, I am
writing to see whether you or your listeners can help me out
in anyway. I'm a
young person and I've always wanted to own and operate my
store). I have some great ideas that would enable me to
public with Top 40 and popular music as well as independent,
rare and out of
print music that doesn't always make the charts. Also I
think that I
could provide young Western Australian artists with a place
to record and
sell their material. The problem is that I have no idea where
to get started. I
was wondering whether you or listeners had any advice
on how to start a
music business or a small business in general. All the
Jon, I just woke
to hear a lady talking to you about her child. Not even
it was a girl or
boy. Extremely hard to manage etc. There is a self help
"Tough Love". My cousin Trish in Sydney is associated with it
and I did read an
article that appeared in the SMH. I will try and find
some reference to
it on the net. May have a group here in Perth. Just found
the web site -
address is http://www.toughlove.org/
Beijing June 1989, St George's Terrace, Perth March
2003. Why were
they demonstrating ? One for democracy one for peace.
Isn't it sad, you
can be run over by tanks or horses for such motives? mg
Hi Jon. I find it
very interesting how some of those protesters resort to
they don't get their own way. Isn't that what these
supposed to be protesting against? Or is violence only bad if the
Protesters, please explain this! Keep up the good work Jon.
Hi Jon, I had a
left hip replacement at Shenton Park when I was 48 and it
was excellent. To
lose the pain was incredible. Stayed in about 10 days. I
had a review 10
years later when I was 58 - similar to a total hip - I was
in about 8 days.
Fantastic result. I had a RIGHT hip replacement when I was
59 - ((Late last
year) I went in on a Thursday morning, had the operation
in the afternoon
and came home on the Monday. It was fantastic. I would
advise anyone who
is slightly worried -don't be. I have never felt better
than after these
Hi Jon, I enjoy
your Newsletters and I enjoy your show. It is amazing what
learn just by
listening. Also does Flora in America have email address as
listening to her. (Yes, email@example.com JL) I appreciate all
that you put into
your show's each night Jon, as I used to work in Radio
many years ago
myself - with John Fryer, Peter Waltham, Garry Meadows who
was a great
person, and many others. I really enjoyed my 5 years at 6IX
it was great fun.
I enjoy all the listeners, as none of us a perfect and
entitled to their point of view, we don't all think the
and just as well
as it would be a sad old world. My philosophy in life is
you enjoy every
day as life is too short and
anything else. Take care and kind regards. Liz
Hi Jon. I have
resisted for some time to e-mail you! However, your wise
and patient manner make it my job to do so. I am a Mum of
seven children -
all of whom I have a good rapport - and also a palliative
care nurse. I
love my job but am sure your communication skills leave
in the shade. All
I want to say is "congratulations" on an excellent
service to the
community. (As an aside - can't you change your SHOCKING
Jon. 1. Next time
a caller claims sanctions hurt the Iraqi people why don't
you ask the
person why they do not hold Hussain responsible for
the money? Instead of spending the oil profits on food and
medicine he spent
it on palaces, women, and gold rimmed toilets. - 2. If
there are no
longer any WMD's in Iraq then why did not the man throw
the records on
their disposal and allow unfettered inspections? - 3. Only
an idiot would go
to war with any objective other than to win at the least
cost to his side.
I suppose the other option would be to send coalition
blindfolded. - Linda in California
Hey Jon, Just
wanting to respond to your newsletter - in regards to the protestors,
least there are
people out there with passion and conviction and don't hold
back. I might not
necessarily attach myself to the HMAS but I can understand
WHY these people
do it. When you have a Government who won't listen even though
we live in a
supposed democracy (an ideological facade of course) then people
do get desperate
for somebody to listen and to take notice. While attaching
yourself to a
ship isn't the best option, it gets attention.
Also, yes these
'brave troops' are out there doing a job and good on them for
lives, but at the end of the day, war and militarism is legal
dehumanises the value of life. They are brave for putting their
lives out there
but I can't and won't support any form of murder or killing,
legal or illegal.
This isn't a football match and I won't have some right-winged
politician treating it like it is with common cliches of 'barrack
for the Aussies'.
We should be focused mainly on the troop's safe return
through peace. We
should also be barracking for as little lives lost as
shouldn't even be there in the first place.
Believe me, from
experience, protestors have and continually aim their voices
politicians...but pigs WILL fly the day they listen...
I also hope the
American soldier who gunned down the 7 women and children so
tried for war crimes, but due to our double standards I
think this will happen.
And I wonder what
the 7 year old boy who had his arms blown off and his mother
and sister killed
through coalition warfare thinks of all this...
know what it's like to truly suffer, I still think we
will remain a
rather apathetic society... I don't expect you to agree
my opinions - at least we still have free speech! Stay well,
Ants hate mint.
You can sprinkle mint leaves across the ant path or use a
spray of mint oil
and water. Outside, you can plant mint around the base
of your house to
discourage ants. -- Linda in California
We have never
been a moral society yet we are held by the ideas of
Morals are there
to make men shine infront of other men and to create pompus
Police and armed
forces are bound by the oaths that they take and I think it is to
uphold the system that controls the people and not for the people at
also pretend to rule for the people but in disguise they rule for big
business and the system they have created, the armed forces then on
orders rules for the system and we are really just a great money
spinner.These armed forces forget they are only one of the rung of
the ladder, the politicians another rung, at the top of the rung are
we have these corporations and these groups under them are making the
system that aids these corporations in taking over the world with us
paying them to take it off us..
People will do
almost anything for money , even fight wars for
All I can say is
that the people must have something in them making them feel they
need to be continually punished. Bad baby bad baby
consumerism and not authentic power.
Are we waiting
for the politicians to dream our dream for us?
We as a tribe
collectively are being dumbed by education and we have limited
ourselves to letting these politicians dumb us and our children so we
can maintain the slave mentality, slave to the system.
Ever wondered why
they children are taught a lot of nothing and things they will never
need in life.
dumbing them on the guise of educating them.
ourselves to line up with the lies and deception.
The real reason
why the big criminals want the small criminals stopped is because the
big criminals don't want competition.
deceive ourselves through the lies yet we call on us to show the
human spirit yet we hide and we hide the real dream from
God is not
discriminate and will issue law in accordance with action.
We cannot reach
the highest realms as we are following a money trail.
Money has one way
to go under the sun, and the humans have another way to go under the
government has a war on something it seems to escalate,a war on
illiteracy seems to escalate more illiteracy.
A war on poverty
seems to escalate, a war on terrorism will surely
A war on drugs
seems to go the same way.
Are we as dumb as
the politicians seems to think we are? The answer seems to be
Australia's only World War 11 Aboriginal fighter pilot,
Waters was born on the 20th June 1924 at Boomi, NSW. He was educated
to the 7th grade at the Nindigully State School in Queensland and
worked as a Shearer with a contractor in the Goondiwindi district.
However, growing up in the era of Kingsford Smith, Hinkler and
Lindbergh, Waters from the start, in his own words, had his 'head in
enlisted in the RAAF on the 24th August 1942 as a trainee flight
mechanic. Within a year he was applying for a
aircrew. His interviewing officer described his appearance and
manners as 'a bit rough' but concluded favorably that Waters 'should
make a fighter'.
exceptionally adept at Morse Code- a skill which he feared might see
him allocated to wireless operator's duties-Waters wanted only to be
a fighter pilot. He succeeded in his ambition and, after training on
Tiger Moths and Wirraways, completed an operational conversion onto
the P-40 Kittyhawk, one of the war's outstanding fighter-ground
a'gaunt, genial figure, humble despite his daring feats', Len Waters
saw action with No78 Squadron. He flew ninety-five operational
sorties from Noemfoor, Morotai and Tarakan, bombing and strafing
Japanese ground positions.
frightening, moment came when a bomb dropped by another aircraft hit
his plane and, unexploded, lodged
Comparing the experience to having a loaded gun held to his head,
Waters had to fly some three hours back to base with the bomb likely
to detonate at any moment. 'I'll tell you what', he said afterwards,
'that was on of the best landings I ever made'.
In addition to
his courage in air fighting, Waters won RAAF's middle-weight boxing
title in the Islands.
the war, Len Waters spent thirty-five years in the most Australian of
occupations, shearing, and estimated that he must have sheared a
He died on the
24th August 1993 aged 69 in Cunnamulla and is buried at St. George
(Thank you to Ron
for this information)
Hi Jon. Short and
sweet. I ask a very simple question. If there was no Oil
or any other
Resources in Iraq,Would the Usa and coalition of the
Considering the massive cost of the war machine which is
regards Graham / Geraldton
Dear Jon. What a
laugh last friday niight your saturday morning , when i
was the guess
where i am from slot.
I must not have a
very strong welsh accent if they couldnt guess, even
though i have
never lived anywhere else but Pembrokeshire. I guess me
you that night
were the Aussie version of Ceri and Gina our breakfast
www.pembrokeshireradio.com. Ceri is also the station
Hope you are ok ,
love to all at the station, keep up the drum lessons Bev
Morning Jon, Just
a brief line to let you know that 6PR is being received
loud and clear in
Burgess Hill, West Sussex, UK. We are enjoying the
hope to be in Perth this Christmas - war permitting. Alan
Hey Jon, I have
one thing to say to all the people that say the States are
only in Iraq so
we can steal the oil!!! my response to them is that The
were accuse of the same thing when it liberated Kuwait,
"purchase" our Oil from them dont we? I dont think the USA
ever "stolen" oil
or controlled the oil prices from Kuwait so its not the
Jon, I felt the
need to contact you in order to let your listeners know
that it is
possible to stop smoking I used to smoke about thirty fags
day. When I had
my heart attack I was told that I must stop smoking else
that will stop
me, I never smoked another fag from that day to this and
that was two
years ago , I found it hard to do but I thought that the
way round this is
to not buy any more fags. So that was that, but it was
hard for the
first few weeks but it gets better as time goes on. God
you all keep well
and please keep up the work. Regards Roger
Hi Jon. I listen
with interest from the US to the comments regarding the
intentions of the US in Iraq. I received the following
yesterday which I
think appropriately addresses the US intentions: "When in
England at a
conference recently, Colin Powell was asked by the
of Canterbury if
our plans for Iraq were just an example of "empire
George Bush. He answered: "Over the years, the United
has sent many of
its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for
our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked
in return is
enough to bury those that did not return." It became very
quiet in the
Hi Jon, Heard you
mention that you couldn't remember who said Judy, Judy,
Judy ! I think it
was Archibald Alexander Leach better known as Cary Grant.
Mae West I
believe said "its not the men in my life its the life in my
I am totally
against this war and I really think that there was a lot more that
could have been done diplomatically before it came to this. There is
one thing that I really want to comment about though.
I am sick and
tired of people blaming everything that goes wrong in the middle east
on Israel. This is simply not true and comes from a total lack of
understanding and knowledge of the history of the area.
If I was to go
into everything this e-mail would be 20 pages long but lets just have
a brief look at things. Prior to the 6 day war in 1967 there was no
mention of the Palestinian people, the people living in Palestine
were made up of people from Jordan, Egypt and Britain.
aggressors of the 6 day war were Jordan and Egypt and as a result of
Israel defending herself she took land from both nations. Its worth
mentioning here that the people fleeing Israel at that time were not
forced out by Israeli soldiers but were encouraged to do so by the
governments of Jordan and Egypt. When Israel won the war, those two
countries woould not accept the refugees that they had actually
created and this is where the people now knowen as the Palestinians
had to be made with Egypt and Jordan because it was in the best
interests of all countries concerned. Israel negotiated a peace
treaty with Egypt, giving back the Sinai, which was almost as big as
Israel itself. This peace treaty still stands firm today. Again in
the early 90's under the leadership of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin
and the couragous leadership of the late King Hussein of Jordan (no
relation to Saddam), peace was made between Israel and Jordan. This
treaty and the relationship between Israel and Jordan is still strong
Keeping this in
mind the question has to asked why there can't be peace made between
Israel and the Palestinians. Given Israels track record of
negotiation and making concessions for peace and the fact that at
Camp David in 2000 former Prime Minister Barak offered Arafat 97
percent of what he had asked for and it still was rejected, the
finger surely has to be pointed at the Palestinans and their
I spent a year in
Israel in 1998 and I have to say that I never had a negative
experience with Israelis, Israeli Arabs or Palestinians so on a human
level all these people can get on however serious questions have to
be asked about the leadership of the Palestinians and people have to
stop looking at these issues so narrowly.
All the best,
In the tense
times in which we live many people place the prefix "so-called" when
referring to a religions followed by other people, or ethnic groups.
This is used in a derogatory sense to imply that the other person's
religion is a false man-made concoction. However the truth is that
all religions are "so-called". For when you think about it no-one not
even the Pope, Mohammad, or even Jesus could have known for sure that
there was really a God. They might have come to some conclusion
through a long process of logic that in their hearts they believed
there had to be a God, but it would have always had to have been by
their faith and never by them actually knowing for sure. For not
knowing for sure is the very essence that gives us existence.
For instance: If
one day you opened the door of your house and there stood this figure
who said "here you are I'm God, you don't ever need to wonder, or
doubt any more, I am real". Ask your self just what would there be
left in life for you to live for? You obviously would never sin
again, or indulge in selfishness, cos you would know for sure that
all your transgression would be most likely to be punished, for you
had been shown God. Just think about it, how terrible would be for
you, who had seen God, to commit sins when many who didn't know for
sure had done good things such as Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Jesus, Fred
Hollows, Albert Zvietser, etc? Ask yourself, could you go on living,
or more importantly what would you have to go on living for.no-one
has ever seen God, or knows for sure that there is a God.
All the nonsense
screaming such as we see of "I bear witness that there is no God but
Allah", or the equivalent Christian declarations about God, are just
that.....no-one can claim to bear witness to anything, it's all
falsehoods and made up lies, repeated by mindless enslaved sheep.
However to be fair...... I don't believe that Jesus ever said that he
knew he knew for sure either. He talked about his father in heaven,
in the same way he said that we were all the children of God i.e.
"your father in heaven also". All the other rubbish has been put
there by, usually power hungry men, for their own
He did say "the
kingdom of heaven within you" which is very true. The God that we
perceive in our lives is the product of our inner thoughts, hopes and
dreams. That does not means that our God in not just as all
encompassing and powerful, but all that he does is done through our
faith and not the ranting of thieves and liars.
Think about it
Jon....and the truth will set you free and give your life wings. No
doubt you are afraid to dare to venture into such a subject in case
it brings conflict into you program, but on the other hand it could
bring a great awakening to your listeners, that could amaze you?
I am saddened
that the impending war has filled up so much of the
This war will, I
believe, cost us millions probably more. I personally
believe that this
money could better be spent fighting the war on our
our homless kids and the war on drugs which is killing and
crippling so many
of our young.
Not long ago I
attended the funeral of a street kid and her unborn child,
heroin. She had completely given up on life.
I have included a
poem I wrote about her.
"Melissa Jane And
chapel walls so gray
I farewelled two
offered up their souls
To the heavenly
kingdom paved with gold.
Melissa Jane now
rests in peace
A victim of the
mourner could be seen
For this sweet
child of seventeen.
The back alleys
of perth she roamed
and parks were her home
This child nobody
seemed to know
never got the
chance to shine and glow.
Molested from an
She roamed this
world filled with a rage
But to street
kids much younger than she
A mother figure
she came to be.
Like a little
doting mother hen
She fought their
battles, protected them
She'd tell them
always walk with pride
always at your side.
But there was no
one there for her
like a mangy cur
came to seek her out
Come home with me
I'll help you out.
And once he'd had
his lustful way
He spat her out,
chased her away
It was'nt long
before she knew
Within her womb
life stirred anew.
So searching for
With heavy heart
she came to me
I'm running out
of space and time
What will happen
to this child of mine.
There are no
options she declared
I'm catholic so
best get prepared
But fate stepped
in and played it's hand
called with the final plan.
And so I said
To Melissa Jane
and unborn Jade
Within my heart
their spirit sleeps
Mine to cherish
and to keep.
I think we have
to get our priorities right.
We can win this
war at home, it only takes will.
Hi Jon, Just
wanted to thank you fro your show as I go to sleep listening to you
every night or at least your program no matter who is
hosting. I sent you a reading the other night and just
wanted top know if you had read it out as I may have missed it.. Keep
up the good work and take care.
Here is a poem of
mine and I would like to share it with your listeners:
Like the weaving
hands of a craftsman
whispers through natural signs and images
knowledge of how
emotions and spirit - work upon each other.
She creates - She
feeds - She protects life,
She's 'Earth' -
She's our 'Mother'.
Her weaving in
life - enables us to blend ourselves into the energies
Embedded in the
creation and the creatures of nature.
That we're in
tune with - Our 'Creator' - Her 'Creator' - Our 'God'
She helps us to
carry Love; Life and Healing to each other and ourselves.
Joy and Survival to all of Her children
As they roam the
earth which was created
moans with pain - as She waits for Her children to be one
silently - For!..... Her children are lost
love lives on and She will continue to provide for us
And accept us in
the end - When we return to!
The Earth! - Our
Land! - Our Mother!
"Where we'll be
in 'Her Weaving Hands' again."
Vincents comments last night ( very good as always) he made some good
points that I agree with concerning Iraq.
It seems plain
and simple that Saddam had no connection to Sept 11 , Bali or has
been caught selling bad weapons to terrorists , nor has he had any
link to Osama or Taliban.
So the question
is why ? why attack him .
Normally Wars are
for economy , money power etc , could this be the total reason .
Maybe the World bank is behind it or some millionaire US Oil
magnates, British are backing USA 100% , maybe USA has made some
quiet threats to the British if they don't help , also along with
Australia , they are very powerful with world economy and world trade
, they could force most western countries to do what ever they
I do believe
there is allot more in the Iraq picture than we are being told , the
disarming is just a "reason" , China , India , Libya , Cuba and many
other countries like that hold bad weapons and bad leaders , why
single out Saddam?
hi jon, i have a
social security advance payment form here,so here the details you
were talking about on radio today.
$250===repay 19--30 fortnight.
$ 300----- 23--10
$ 350====== 27-00
so now you can
tell people who ring up for details.payable over 6 months.
it also says a
change in circumstances unforeseen and exceptional,then the rate of
be reduced where
they would suffer severe financial hardship because of the
and no loans less
than $250,or more than $ 500.and all loans divided by 13
they can also
request their loan and ask to recieve half now,and half later, as
they can no longer request 2 loans a year,only one.i believe they
still pay over 6 months,if they request half now half later.it is to
help people who don,t want to spend it all in one go.but they must
apply in one go.
also if they get
a loan in feb say,their next loan will be next feb or after,must
leave a year between.not by calendar yr jan,but a year after you get
the first one.hope this helps you jon.the lady on radio said ring up
for loan,when i rang them last week,they sent me usual form,they
never said ,do it on phone.on form you put expenses,income,debts,and
minus total expenses from total income,to show you can afford the
repayments.to make it quicker they can hand form in social offices,if
not post it in.it also says,anyone who owes money to ssocial security
or other commonwealth depts they can,t get advance payments.and
finally it says if the person can afford bigger repayments
anytime,the loan is repaid quicker,all best diana
The lady with
money problems, is probably feeling much happier after
hearing all that
your callers are saying to you re: Advanced Payment.
I have to tell
you though, that you need to have been on a benefit a
certain amount of
time before you even qualify. I cannot recall the
amount of time,
but I really believe that you need to have been on a
payment for longer than five months. I would be very
surprised if she
qualifies, and I feel so sad for the way she will feel
when she finds
this out, because your callers are so keen to help, they
are making it
She can easily
get a delay in paying her Electricity bill. It is
for this, but let her know that when you ring the SEC
you get a
recorded voice, so it is impersonal, and nothing to be
about. They will often give you an extra five to six weeks
to pay the bill.
I find that really has helped me.
Find Jon Lewis
on the web...
(Let me know if
you find more?)
I have just
watched the National Press Club's luncheon speaker Dr David Pimentel
on ABC TV. He made the point that there are 6.2 billion people in the
world at present. He was asked how many people could the world
sustain. His answer was that if the standard of living was the same
as the Europeans (which is less than the Americans) the figure is
around 2 billion. He claimed that at present around 4 billion live in
poverty worldwide and that 3 billion are malnourished as far as
calories, vitamins, iodine, iron etc are concerned. He went on to say
that if humans do not do something about the over population problem
- nature will!
stopped him eating raw oysters and clams, rare beef and soft-boiled
eggs. 44% of the lakes in America are unfit for swimming. 3 billion
kilograms of pesticide is used annually. The weight of livestock
required to feed humans is 5 times that of humans in the US and it
takes 43,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of beef. This does
not include how much the cow drinks, only the amount need to produce
the feed. One chicken requires 3,500 litres per kilogram. 1 kilogram
of grain requires 1000 litres and rice requires twice that. Last year
California lost 200,000 hectares to "development". They have 33
million population and that will double this century. His statements
would tend to support my contention in the email I sent you stating
that we have too many people. Is it really true that you cannot see a
problem? Below is the web page phone number, email address and
credentials of this professor. Is he wrong?
getting an old
frypan recoated with teflon, how do you do it?
Tuesday, July 16,
2002 at 02:04:29
Just thought I'd
send you a note letting you know that there are people out there
listening via the internet.
I'm currently in
Glendale, California, in greater Los Angeles but live in Bull Creek,
south of the river!
I can no longer
open the hypertext links that come in my outlook express inbox. when
I click on the link I get the hand up and nothing else happens. I can
only open them by copy and pasting which is a bit of a bind. Has
anyone got any ideas?
My comment: I
know this is late, but I thought I would share with you personally,
my personal observations of two families in regards to smacking kids:
Two families give
their kids lots of love and attention. One family is conservative
with lots of rules with time-outs and spankings (not beatings) for
discipline. The other family has a more relaxed household with no
spanking and no hitting of each other by children allowed. Discipline
consists of time-outs, discussion, observation of consequences,
making restitution, etc.
In the first
family the children will deny they did anything wrong to avoid
punishment. Everyone ends up unhappy and the kids end up in worse
trouble for lying.
In the second
family, the children are honest to a fault. They will apologize and
are helped to decide on appropriate restitution. Once the wrong has
been made whole all is forgiven.
Children can be
raised without smacking them.
Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 19:00:16
I found these
lyrics on a Judy Garland website and thought you might be interested.
When I tried to download a copy of the song elsewhere it said that it
was sung by Fred Astaire and Debbie Reynolds and the song had
slightly different lyrics. But here you go anyway.
We've danced the
whole night through,
good mornin' to you.
It's great to
stay up late,
good mornin' to you.
When the band
began to play
the sun was
Now the milkman's
on his way,
it's too late to
So, good mornin',
soon smile through,
good mornin', my
darlin', to you.
Here we are
a couple of
Our day is done,
starts with our
Here we are
ah, but the best
of friends must party.
So let me sing
this party song
from the bottom
of my hearty.
it's a lovely morning.
what a wonderful day.
We danced the
whole night through.
good morning to you.
I said good
morning, see the sun is shinin'.
hear the birdies sing.
It's great to
stay up late.
good mornin' to you.
When the band
began to play
the stars were
Now the milkman's
on his way,
it's too late to
soon smile through.
Good mornin', my
darlin', to you!
Many thanks for your latest news
As promised, here is the poem for
Vinka(?). It's called.........
A DEAR ONES ANGEL
I ask of you my dear, to lay and
close your eyes
And call to me in heaven - just
above the skies
And I will come and hover, just
above your bed
I ask you feel my hands I place
upon your head
And let me gently quieten the
troubles of your mind
As you think of me, your loved
one, you had to leave behind.
And now I ask you, feel my hands
upon your cheek
As I wipe away the tears of
sorrow - that you feel so very deep.
I hover, oh so closely, and
whisper in your ear,
"Don't grieve for me my dearest,
for I am with you here".
I gently move my hands and lay
them on your heart,
And mend the break that happened
the day that we did part.
I ask of you my dear one, feel my
arms around you tight
And feel my very presence,
shimmering with Light,
We cradle like a mother and her
child, there in the night
And I will stay and comfort you
until the morning light.
I ask of you my dear one, let
love in you abound
For I am only one of many angels
that do you surround.
* * * * * * *
And this one I read on your
program in response to someone in sorrow at the loss of a dear
F A I T H
If you want a lesson in faith and
Then learn from a beloved dog we
When your eyes first see a puppy
Your arms reach out to hold it
They come in the very shape of
A beautiful present from
Though your shoes are chewed one
You forgive them because they're
You persevere to teach them a
And them your face or hand they
And if you have to give them a
They'll forgive and come and sit
on your lap
Or on a floor they'll lay at your
Love for this dog can make you
They have courage and will
protect this family and home'
>From your side they will
You look into their eyes so
You see their love and the world
seems so right.
You give love to them and they
give love to you,
All the years through and
Years of faith and trust they
As in your home and heart they
Then you know heartbreak, and the
For they must leave you, it is
This faithful dog has now lost
Still in you does he
They know too it is time to
But they leave you with a
peaceful heart and the giving of a paw,
And eyes that say "I thank
As they leave forever
And as you cry your sorrowing
Remember, this dog has shown you
faith and trust through all their years.
* * * * * * * * *
Best regards, from Julie of
Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 02:05:56
message: Hi Good
You have good
values and standards that have a great ripple effect. It is obvious
to see that you were meant to be spreading your positive attitude in
life to others. There is no doubt that you will make a great loving
parent if/when the time is right.
I say to my
children:- I don't expect them to be doctors or lawyers so I can go
bragging about how smart my children are. But, I do encourage them to
set themselves goals. Irregardless of their career choice, as long as
they are the BEST they can be at whatever it is they choose in
career/life, (be it white collar, blue, red or black collar
worker..)As long as they do that to the best of their ability and
always have, and achieve attainable goals.
We need to give
them support,morale, our time, enthusiasm, and guideance.
Once they have
your support, love, and understanding, they won't let you down, but
more importantly they won't let themselves down..
Hi Jon, Why do
Australian Media outlets insist on calling the WORLD CUP as SOCCERS
World Cup.? seriously what other world cup is there that matters to
the world. Its Football not soccer, were is the S in the word FIFA.
(Federation of International FOOTBALL Associations)
Who cares about
colonial sports like Cricket, (Rugby or in that fact Aussie Rules the
sport that insits on calling it self Football,
June 29th 2002
thought you may
like to see what I do here in NW Florida to pass the time.
This is striclty
a hobby. The article was written in April, early in our
To date we have fledged 116 bluebirds from our boxes, with
about 50 more to
go this year. Check it out.
Phil Berry, Gulf
Breeze, Florida USA
Thank you so much
for the publicity......now we are world famous, thanks to
Jon Lewis and
Jon, I got onto
your station by watching Who Dares Wins.....Howard Sattler
was whisked away
from the station to do a dare. I have been listening
...Who Dares only
ran here a few months, and then only on satellite. Phil
June 29th 2002
I was interested
in your discussion about "intelligence". It seems you believe that
memory is and has no bearing, or place in how we define
contemporary psychology, such a espoused in modern practice, memory
is the basic for all that we like to call intelligence. It seems you
are intent on putting "intelligence" into some mystical religious
contexed. That it is something bestowed by God and not achievable by
any other means?
On the matter of
computers beating people at chess, I really do doubt the varsity of
the publicity blurb that Pascie was able to beat a high powered
computer, I really do. It was probable that the computer industry
used this so-called contest as a vehicle for future public relations.
The computer can,
within a split second, review all the possible moves and their
outcomes/consequence and, by deduction, choose the most appropriate
move. Pascie would never be able to do that.
We and our
personalities are made up memories which govern our functions and how
we react to situations.
Is this not a
definition of our "intelligence?
hey jon ,
I heard the
discussion on the leaning tower and thought I'd send you the true
Pisa is a
university town with around 100,000 residents and was the birthplace
in 1564 of Galileo Galilei - astronomer, physicist, mathematician,
scientist, philosopher, painter, lute player, all-round genius and
climber of the Tower of Pisa's 294 steps to put his gravity theories
to the test.
Right in the
Tuscan region, Pisa has had a volatile and interesting history. In
the Middle Ages, before the River Arno was clogged and it flowed to
the Tyrrhenian Sea, the port city became very wealthy. Its skilled
sailors conquered many lands including Jerusalem, Carthago, Ibiza,
Mallorca, Africa, Belgium, Britannia, Norway, Spain and Morocco.
Ironically, their greatest enemy was Florence, and the two had many
The tower was
built to show the rest of the world, particularly Florence, their
wealth, but was built on very soft alluvial soil which accounts for
began in 1173, but by the time the first three levels had been built,
the building had started to lean southwards. Architects tried to
compensate, with no success. Time and money spent on battles (the
people went off to fight )with Florence meant the tower was forgotten
for a while, and historians believe it wasn't completed until 1350.
The tower's lean
gradually became greater, and in 1990, when it tilted 5.5º, it
was closed. Engineers from around the world put in submissions to
right the construction, and in June 1999 the tower leaned 3cm less
than at the beginning of the year. That was considered a giant leap,
as it was perilously close to toppling.
The team led by
John Burland, a professor of soil mechanics at London's Imperial
College of Science, Technology and Medicine, tied one side of the
tower with steel cables to anchor it, put huge corkscrew drills into
the ground and pulled out all the dirt, and by using lead weight, the
tower swung back to upright.
Leaning Tower of
Pisa entry is around $25 per person
Hi Jon, Heres
some information on the "new" 'A Little Less Conversation" track by
Firstly, It is a
remix...not an unreleased song. It was remixed by a German
DJ called DJ DXL.
It was remixed originally for a Nike advert and it has taked off from
version was recorded in 1968 as a b-side for the Almost in Love
single and was
used in one of Elvis' last movies as a montage between two
version was only 99 seconds long whilst the remix lasts for
over 6 and a half
minutes. The condition that Elvis Presley Enterprises
responsible for granting permision to use any Presley song or
trademark - and
this is the first song that they have allowed to be remixed)
put on the song
being remixed was that Elvis' vocals could not be interupted
or distorted in
any way and the basic chord structure had to remain the
same. So the re
mixed version is basically the original looped around and
various drum beats and guitar riffs dropped into certain
Its a good remix
but really as with most things Elvis...it is his voice that
sells it not
As for my opinion
on who was better...The Beatles or The Rolling Stones, I
think that there is any comparison. The Rolling Stones were a
good Rock band
but they didn't create any new style of music. The Beatles
were really the
first band that wrote their own songs and played their own
were also the first band to manage their own production
Records" The created a music formula that is still
today and their music is still loved by young people. So
much so that
their "1" album realesed in december of 2000 became the highest
selling album in
23 countries around the world in 2001 including Australia.
Its really a case
of Rolling who? when you compare the two.
I hope you have a
good morning, Joel
Sunday, June 2, 2002 at 05:46:53
John, for your information and enjoyment, there is a virtual tour of
the Opera house on line. I'm sure you can find it! regards, Barry of
Byford (a regular Jim)
My sister in WA
turned me on to this radio. Right now I'm listening at 1:50 pm EST
USA. Shelley speaks to you often I believe. I caught her once
speaking to you about Anne Beaulyn (spelling?).
Take care be
It is said there
are Angels in God's Kingdom in the sky,
All dressed in
white, with harps to play and wings to fly,
with us night and day,
To help us always
find the way.
But here on
earth, they show a different face,
As when in times
of trouble, us they do embrace.
They dress very
different to the Angels above,
But when they
come, they come with love,
And in their
hands not a harp you'll find,
But things to
comfort of a different kind,
And when they
speak, words of wisdom you hear,
To soothe, to
comfort, to take away our fear.
I believe God
picked the very best Angels He had,
And said to them,
"Go and help the sick and the sad".
And in our time
of sickness and sorrow, we would not have got by
'Silver Angels' from the sky.
Thank you seems
so little to say,
For the strength,
love and comfort you gave to us all each day,
But we do say
thank you sincerely from the bottom of our heart,
And thank you
from the loved one from which we did part.
from Julie of
We were all
trying to remember the lyrics to this song, who wrote it and who
Thank you to
Marion and William for sending in these lyrics! JL
The Rhythm of
Daddy started out
in San Francisco,
tootin' on a
trumpet loud and mean,
Suddenly a voice
said, "Go forth, Daddy,
picture on a wider screen."
And the voice
said , "Brother, there's a million pigeons ready to be
Hit the road,
Daddy, leave your common law wife.
religion of the Rhythm of Life."
And the Rhythm of
Life is a powerful beat,
Puts a tingle in
your fingers and a tingle in your feet,
Rhythm in your
bedroom, rhythm in the street,
Yes, the Rhythm
of Life is a powerful beat.
To feel the
Rhythm of Life, To feel the powerful beat,
To feel the
tingle in your fingers, To feel the tingle in your feet.
Daddy spread the
gospel in Milwaukee,
walkie-talkie to Rocky Ridge,
Blew his way to
Canton, then to Scranton, till he landed under the
Daddy was a new
sensation, Got himself a congregation,
Built up quite an
operation down below,
With the pie-eyed
piper blowing while the muscatel was flowing,
All the cats were
go, go, going down below.
Daddy was a new
Got himself a
Built up quite an
operation down below.
With the pie-eyed
muscatel was flowing
All the cats were
go, go, going down below.
Flip your wings
and fly to Daddy
Flip your wings
and fly to Daddy
Flip your wings
and fly to Daddy, Fly, fly, fly, to Daddy.
Take a dive and
swim to Daddy
Take a dive and
swim to Daddy
Take a dive and
swim to Daddy, swim, swim, swim to Daddy
Hit the floor and
crawl to Daddy
Hit the floor and
crawl to Daddy
Hit the floor and
crawl to Daddy, crawl, crawl, crawl to Daddy.
To feel the
Rhythm of Life, To feel the powerful beat
To feel the
Rhythm in your fingers, To feel the tingle in your feet.
To feel the
Rhythm of Life, To feel the powerful beat
To feel the
Rhythm in your fingers, To feel the tingle in your feet.
Flip your wings
and fly to Daddy, Take a dive and crawl to Daddy, Hit the
floor and crawl
Daddy we got the
Rhythm of Life, of life, of life of life.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
Hi Jon, after
reading the above, it proves to me, that far to many
yourself do not understand the Tax system.
Let me try to
help you understand what the old Sales Tax against the GST
does mean. First
of all as long as you have cash as our monetary system you
will always have
the black economy, but at a much reduced amount and far
getting to the Government.
Under the old 22%
Sales Tax system the black economy was running rampant,
were buying their materials Sales Tax free, and when they
did a cash job
the Government was losing the S/Tax and the income Tax,
this was doing
big time. Now under the new 10% GST this has cut down the
loses to the
Government by at least 50%, how you say? All business, not
now pay 10% on all materials and fuel purchased, and there
is not a supplier
that would dare not to charge the GST. Even the lawn
mower guy has to
pay GST on his equipment, parts and service and offcourse
The fact that the
ATO is going to crack down on not just small but large
business as well,
I welcome that. Why should many business comply with the
law and do the
right thing and the others not, I do not call that fair
I also read the
opinions in the West and as usual the latest comments re
Stamp Duty going
up by this Labor Government, and the Howard government
being blamed by
this comment by a few readers ( I thought the stamp duty
suppose to end
when the GST was introduced ). Well, it was but under the
original GST plan
along with fuel excise and other taxes.
I have stated a
new Business, bookkeeping, as so many small business have
not a clue what
books are all about, I was called in to a business to do
books and I could
not believe what I saw, this guy has been charging GST
since it came in
and has collected well over the $70,000 and paid not a
to the ATO. I
walk away from this job and told him to go and do a deal
the ATO, as sure
as the sun shines he will be caught, as he has a ABN # and
they will be
calling on him for sure.
The quicker these
small business that are not paying the GST get put out of
better for all. It also stops the cut pricing that goes on
makes it hard for
the genuine business to compete with these crooks.
LONG LIVE THE GST
the best thing since sliced bread, believe me Jon, I know
being an ex
manufacturer for 42 Years. I did a lot of work for the
and I always
added 22% on to the quote above the 22% that was already on
for 9 out of 10
wanted to pay cash to save the 22% S/tax , I let them
they got a good
I cannot sit back
without making a comment about the federal goverment's
I have been in
the work force for nearly thirty years, sometimes paying tax
jobs. I have been
on the newstart allowance for two years, from Dec. 1999 to
Dec. 2001. I have
been placed on the liver transplant list three months ago,
carrying a pager
with me 24 hours a day, and also the liver transplant team
anasthetists, specialists and intensive care nurses are on
hours a day. Due
to my liver failure I have osteoporosis and fractured three
in my spine. The
medications I have to take every day started attacking my
caused internal bleeding and another week in hospital. The
told me that
unless there is a liver donor available I probably have 15
I ask the federal
minister for social security if under these circumstances
work 15 hours a
week and also on the present disability support pension of
a week could she
survive? I had to sell my house, car and used up all my
I am not scared
of working but who is going to give me a job under my
There was a lady
on 6pr's afternoon program and she said that if it is good
should be good
for all. Has enyone heard of politicians cutting back on their
benefits not to mention all the perks that even their immediate
been missing your
shows lately , holidays etc ,but the newsletter is good , keeps me
first, The news yesterday about NAB making billions first quarter
profit , then still closing branches disgusting!
It really proves
they are shareholder- profit driven and no customer driven that's for
sure! I wonder where it will all end?
Just how much
money is enough , will we soon be left with NAB branches in capital
cities only? and will we have to pay money to go into those branches
? $10 admittance fee.
Telstra not much
different , the most profitable gov't enterprise that make huge
amounts of money , also cutting back on services and now they want to
increase line fees! outrageous , and the govt supports this .........
could it be that most of our top politicians are major shareholders
in NAB and Telstra ????
Anyways , with
the help of Dave Brown I got a web site up and going on my cinema
days , its plain and simple but it worked!!!! take a look when you
have a minute
see what you
enjoy your show Jon and just really wanted to say a little bit about
"organ donation" I know many people think about it and say they will
do something about it, but like many things, until you are put into
that situation it just after a while "disappears from your
family and I have always ticked the donor box it was not until
several years ago that my healthy 18 year old son was in a car
accident and we were approached regarding donation. We knew his
wishes and had no hesitation in saying yes. But, somewone was looking
after us andhe pulled through but 12 months later my husband needed a
He has been
waiting about 4 years now and I can tell you it is is just so hard
for everyone apart from him. We are just waiting in hope - a donation
is just so precious and can help so many people.
You are presently
playing that beautiful song - time to say goodbye.
We have felt that
as a family several times in the last few years ......... seems
Have a good
I will call in
day soon Jon:). I
did want to make a comment though on the Defence
shores, one thing that concerns me is
that I think Oz
needs to look at the need to defend
from within? In
California last year while I am not
biggoted it became a bit of a worry that
due to all the
illegal immigration via the unprotected
borders of The
USA we have had so much of an influx of
Meixicans that in
last years state elections the
population is now the majority in Orange
(disneyland) so they through the voice of their
now have the opportunity of changing
the face of
California with the sanction of the
wondered if Australia is still allowing
sanctuary if you
like to foreigners? and what do your
about the possibility of Oz being
changed into say
Indonesia due to population I will
repeat again I am
not against allowing people to
but it has to be noted that
California is now
an extention of Mexico!
I believe that
the latest federal budget will also include the re-assesment of
people on disability allowance..
well lets looks
at the other side of the fence...the employer.
who is going to
take on some-one who has been off work due to a
of employing such a person who may apply for workers compensation in
the future will be a major obstacle....
discrimination and equal opportunities...the fact is that employers
have to consider this when they employ some one....and all employment
application forms ask for previous medical history, I know this for a
fact, for I used to employ people in the cleaning industry. and now
that I suffer from a back condition and knee ligament problems, I too
would have buckleys chance of gaining employment in 99% of
I think the govt
is targeting the wrong people...lets look at the professional dole
blugers, people with 2 strong arms and legs but have the desire not
to work, and there are plenty of them..... ABLE but UNWILLING to
I listen every
night through to the morning and I think you have a really beaut
programme. It's the first time I've emailed you although I rang you a
couple of times way back. I'd be interested in receiving your
newsletter if you'd like to send me one.
Do you want
contributions? I might have the occasional handy hint to
There's a big
storm coming up now. I'm in East Fremantle.
But wait. There's
more. I heard you talking about the man eating shark. Toodloo from
(yes please I
(On air a listener asked how many words end in gry? He said there
were only three? JL)
Hi Jon - I
thought this might help.
continues, swap meets, trade days, flea markets, multi-family garage
sales; all much the same. If you have a chance, the attached website
is of Canton, TX and claims to be the original and the biggest. It
accomodates both the professional business and the odd lot/brick
brack seller. You pay according to the size of space rented. I have
acquaintances that make metal bed frames and huge trailerable
barbecues just to sell at the Canton Trade days. It seems to work as
many supplement their income selling at flea markets. Hey, we're
listening in here in Dallas, Texas. Greg
Good morning Jon,
listening to your show and have heard people talking about swapmeets.
I would just like to warn you and your listeners to keep a close eye
on the stuff you are selling at swapmeets. About a month or two ago,
my family and I went to the swapmeet at Maddington Shopping centre to
sell some items we no longer wanted and needed. My brother had
decided to sell his Sony Playstation and had taken it along in a
pillowcase so it wouldn't get damaged. There was a young boy there,
and had seen my brother putting a price sticker on his Playstation.
He waited until my brothers back was turned then grabbed the
Playstation (that was still in the pillowcase) and walked off with
it, right in front of about a half a dozen people. Luckily I had seen
the boy walking off with it and had told my brother, so he got his
Playstation back. So to all the people who sell at swapmeets, be very
Take care and
have a nice day :)
Just dropping a line, we're still listening in Dallas, Texas, USA. My
goodness, the topics were all over the ballpark today.
we've been through the taxation issue at swap meets here in the U.S.,
and yes swap meets do attract those that sell for a living. So what.
If the government wants the tax money then ALL should charge the tax
and pay it. Whether you are a professional seller or those that go to
sell brick brack or other garage sale items. What is good for one is
good for all.
How did you get
on the topic of of those that have fought in foreign wars? It would
be hard for anyone over 40 to not know of someone that was in those
wars, or have family that participated. For some quirk in time, I was
not selected, but my father,brothers and my son in law were or
enlisted. My father in the US Navy Air Corp.WWII, my brother in the
US Army Signal Corp. - Vietnam, and my son in law in the U.S. Navy
Aircraft Carrier in Desert Storm. All have shocking if not
unbelievable stories of their experiences. It seems historically we
have made war necessary to solve our problems and differences, and
for the foreseeable future it looks the same. We just can't all agree
on how things should be in the world.
As always, it was
a pleasure to listen in on those calling you, they were informative
of Australian views, and easy to listen in. Have a great day, and
catch you tomorrow.Greg!
Hi John, Kalgoorlie was originally called Hannan's Field and was
later named Kalgoorlie. Apparently the word comes from the Aboriginal
word 'kulgoolah' meaning 'silky pear' - the pear was common along the
Good Morning Jon, Me and my husband have just hook-up to cable and we
are now able to get all kinds of Radio stations through the
internet...20 yrs ago we travelled through Australia for 6 months..we
were able to get to Perth and it is truly bringing around good
memories listening to your morning show..we really enjoy your talk
show as they do not have such here in our area..we live in Quesnel,
British Columbia, Canada..it is city of around 30,000..in the
interior part of the province...we will be a regular listeners to
your show as when you are on we are in the morning time of 10 A.M. We
just wanted to say Good Morning and keep up the good chats...love
your show... Your Canadian listeners, Clive and Nancy...Here is a
question to ponder..How is the weather changing down your way...up
here it is May 6th and suppose to be spring we have just had a dump
on snow about a foot which is very unusual makes you wonder what is
happening...do you find changes your way...(Yes I do JL)
(Talking computer virus on air and how they start JL)
How it works is u
have some brilliant computer geek... and he is wanting a job. So in
order to get one... what he does is he creates a virus. The point of
creating it is so it will attack some major system and bring it down.
If he succeeds he then steps forward and says "yeah that was me" now
providing he does not get arrested he should have a pretty good job
lined up!!! Why??? Well what better way is there to guard a corporate
computer form viruses than someone who makes them!!!! This is just in
response to a comment I heard about the virus protectors create the
virusÖ well that would not really work because there are loads
of places to get virus scanners and such on the net. Cheers Dave.
Hi Jon - Thought this may come in handy. I know you could have used
it last night but I couldn't be bothered getting out of bed to send
it(haha). Still, it'll come in handy on other nights I'm
(We were talking
of Kalgoorlie on the show JL)
Latitude : 30 45
S Longitude : 121 28 E
Kalgoorlie is the
major city in the eastern goldfields region, and is located 596 km
east north east of Perth. It was gazetted a townsite in September
1894. Paddy Hannan, Daniel Shea and Thomas Flanagan made a rich gold
find near Mt Charlotte in June 1893. The find soon led to a gold rush
with thousands of diggers prospecting the rich alluvial field.
government decided to declare a townsite here in 1894, the place was
locally known as "Hannan's Find", and at first the name "Hannans" was
nominated for the townsite. In suggesting the name Hannans to the
Commissioner of Crown Lands, the Under Secretary for Lands, R Cecil
Clifton, noted that the "native name of the place is "Calgoorlie" but
this is rather too much like Coolgardie and if adopted is, I fear
likely to lead to postal mistakes". R Cecil Clifton supported
"Hannan", but Cabinet chose "Kalgoorlie" in August 1894. Although
local preference was for Hannan's Find, Kalgoorlie soon came to be
accepted as the name of the rapidly developing town. An alternative
spelling of "Kalgurli" was also used unofficially on occasions.
Just when the
name Kalgoorlie was first recorded and the precise meaning of the
name is unknown. Various sources give it as either meaning:
Aboriginal dog chasing a kangaroo; the Aboriginal name of a shrub
from the area ("Galgurli");or the Aboriginal name for the local
edible silky pear ("Kulgooluh").
Received: 8/5/02 3:38
I really enjoyed
your quiz the other night- but became
exasperated with some callers who rang you,
but found some
really easy questions too difficult!
Nerves I'm sure
it must be attributed to! But to their
credit they rang
at least & I didn't especially as I
thought it was a
going to be a very quick one!Yes I
was listening as
always-though I rarely get a chance
to call at the
hour, but I'm always 'tuned in'to the
show as many are.
I do hope you keep these quizes
going- not are
they fun & entertainging, but you had a
& ages calling you! Apart from your
do you intend to have them every
night they are
on? Hope so!
Bye the way,I
love receiving your Newsletter! For some
reason I do
receive two of each every time. Is there a
reson for this or
a clerical error.They appear to be
exactly the same
to me? If thats the case, could you
email me only one
in future as for one reader two is
With regard to
your cold:I'm so glad it's gone.You do
indeed accross the airwaves. Apart from
brand do you use?)what else did you
employ to rid
yourself of it? Did you venture to try
the Garlic at all
as suggested-yes its a great remedy
ailments,but did you try?????
If you & your
employees were 99.9% safe at work, that would be good
Well, in many
cases it would be totally unacceptable. Consider the
following list of
statistics that show what might occur every day in the UK
if the 99.9%
standard was applied to some common events:
* 10 trains would
* .15 newborns
would be dropped to the floor at birth ( 1 per week)
* 125 improper
surgeries would be done
* 27 patients
would receive dangerous drugs by mistake
* 72000 cheques
would be deducted from the wrong bank accounts
* 88 heartbeats
would be missed by each citizen
* 99000 pieces of
mail would be lost by the postal service
* hundreds of
people would be injured at work
I guess to sum it
all up , some of us just can't afford to make a
from Proffesional Safety, cited in The Managers
dear old Germany.
I just thought I
had to make a comment about the use of mobile phones in
cars. I really
respect your listeners comments, as I think you really do
get a good cross
section of the "real" people, as opposed to the cappacino
politics and the pressure group industry.
I spend a lot of
time travelling the famous autobahns here in Germany
I purposely do not have one of those earpiece hands free
experience, because I find it much more annoying to fiddle
for the end of it and then placing on ear and having the
cord flap in
front of my face, on the odd occasion that I have to
take a call.
Whether it be a wide open street doing 50, or an autobahn
150, it is a lot
safer to simply grab the phone, make a quick one minute
call then to
fiddle around with ear pieces, etc.
I think it should
be handled like smoking, or drinking to a particular
should be warned, educated, encouraged not to do it to
excess. As with a
drink while driving, you can do it to a limit, but if you
cause an accident
while calling, then you deserve the full brunt of the
law. Quick calls
should be allowed.
Two final points:
1.using the analogy of having a drink and then driving -
are people really
trying to say that you should totally ban using a mobile
in your hands
while driving because you may hit a child that runs out
the street. If so
then you should totally ban drinking alcohol (0.0 blood
level, as in
Eastern Europe) if later driving, because the same thing
2. That analogy
about the child running onto the street sends me over the
top. As a child,
I lived near a busy street and was clearly taught by my
parents how I
should act when near that road. I cannot understand
parents would allow their children to be put into the
possibly being hit by a car being driven by a person
using a phone (.. lighting a cigarette, trying to tune in
6PR on the
had amassed a modest fortune as an inventor of automobile lights and
accessories and had taken an early interest in
experimented first with towed gliders on the Seine River. Then, as
lightweight engines became available, he
series of airplanes of various configurations ranging from box-kite
biplanes to a tail-first (canard) monoplane. By
1909 he had
settled on more conventional designs; on July 25 of that year he
piloted the BlÈriot XI, a monoplane with a
engine, across the English Channel from Calais to Dover. This feat
won him lasting fame and a prize of 1,000
offered by the
London Daily Mail.
was active in building aircraft for the French government during
World War I, first producing trainers of his own
associating with the makers of the famous Spad fighter. After the war
he formed his own company for the
Crosshead Marine Diesel Engine
In addition to
the papers mentioned below the following general texts provide
valuable information with respect to marine diesel engine
Engine; Volume 1 from conception to 1918. Lyle C. Cummins, Carnot
Press, Lake Oswega, Oregon, USA. 1993. ISBN 0917308034. This
comprehensive volume deals with the diesel engine from Diesel`s early
experiments until the end of WW1 and is about as thorough a work on
the subject as can be imagined.
2 The Motor Ship
Reference Book, Temple Press, London. Volumes produced each year from
1925 onwards. Each volume contains details of individual engines
together with lists of motorships in service and on order. Much
valuable information although some is repeated each year.
3. A History of
Motorshipping, A.C. Hardy, Whitehall Technical Press, 1955. A very
useful guide to the development of the motorship and its machinery
from the early days until the 1950s
4. The Motor
Ship. A monthly magazine from 1921 onwards giving details of marine
diesel engines and motor ships. Photographs of ships, machinery and
propulsion engines. Comprehensive if rather biased coverage of diesel
engines and motor ships.
5. The Engineer.
Monthly magazine dealing with all aspects of engineering but
extensive coverage of diesel engines and motor ships particularly
during the 1920s. Useful to find dates of significant motor ships
from The Motor Ship and then look for unbiased articles in The
Similar to The Engineer
magazine include The Marine Engineer & Motorship Builder,
Shipbuilding & Shipping Record and The Shipbuilder. A number of
marine engineering textbooks published during the 1920s and 1030s
also contain technical details of the early engines; works by W.C.
MacGibbon and J.W.M. Sothern on the Marine Diesel Engine became
standard texts for seagoing engineers and they contain much technical
detail of engine construction.
much original material from shipbuilders and engine builders has been
lost, particularly with respect to engine plans and test bed data.
Interesting information regard Cammell Lairds` involvement with the
Fullagar engine is preserved in the Laird Archive at Wirral Archives;
files 017/0006/000,..../001 and ...../002. Company record books for
Swan Hunter can be located at the Tyne & Wear Archive in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne but they contain little engineering information.
The key to
abbreviations used for papers mentioned below is as follows;
NECIES - North
East Coast Institute of Engineers & Shipbuilder
Institute of Marine Engineers
IESSS - Institute
of Engineers & Shipbuilders in Scotland
Institute of Mechanical Engineers
INA - Institute
of Naval Architectures
1. The Vickers
crosshead engine developed by Vickers of Barrow following involvement
with the British Admiralty in the application of large diesel engines
to the propulsion of fleet oilers and monitors. Vickers developed
trunk piston type submarine engines and were one of the first to
employ solid fuel injection instead of blast fuel
2. North British
Diesel Engine Works
Two types of
engine, both of which were unsuccessful. NBDEW became a totally owned
subsidiary of Swan Hunter
3. Swan Hunter
were developed from the Swedish AB Diesel Motorer two-stroke cycle
engine for which a licence had been obtained prior to the outbreak of
4. The Fullagar
version of the Fullagar as developed by Cammell Laird was not
successful but the land based engine developed by English Electric
found application in power stations around the world
and Scott Diesel Engines
The Still engine
was a heat recovery concept which was soon overcome by engine
improvements; the Scott diesel was a reasonable design but orders
were in short supply
Westgarth Double-Acting Engine
A double acting
engine design which proved unpopular
7. The Alfred
Holt "Water Street" Engine
developed by a shipowner using features of engines already in the
8. The Harland
& Wolff Opposed Piston Engine
developed from a design introduced by Burmeister &
9. The Doxford
Opposed Piston Engine
successful and long lasting of British crosshead marine diesel
10. Other Planned
British Crosshead Engines
ShipBuilder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
Trefoil * 1917
Vickers 4SSA (two) 8x432x686 560 150
Marinula ** 1916
Vickers 4SSA(two) 8x527x838 932 140
1920 Vickers 4SSA (two) 6x622x991 933 118
1921 Vickers 4SSA (two) 6x622x991 933 118
1922 Vickers 4SSA(two) 6x622x991 933 118
1922 Vickers 4SSA (two) 6x622x991 933 118
Scottish Maiden +
1922 Vickers 4SSA (two) 6x622x991 933 118
1922 Vickers 4SSA (two) 6x622x991 933 118
Ondo Maru ++ 1923
Mitsub` Zosen 4SSA 6x464x686 448 150
Vickers 4SSA 8x762x1143 2,014 110
Hayatomo Maru ++
1925 Mitsub` Zosen 4SSA 6x464x686 448 150
Vickers 4SSA 8x762x1143 2,014 110
editions of The Motor Ship and Lloyd`s Register of
* Fitted with
Admiralty sponsored crosshead engines
** Fitted with
Admiralty sponsored Crosshead engine; Sold to Shell Tankers; broken
*** Broken up
**** Broken up
+ Re-engined with
Werkspoor engines 1939
Vice-Admiral Sir George Goodwin, "The Development of Diesel Engines
for Naval Purposes", Trans` I.E.S.S., 1922; Published in Engineering,
vol 113, 28 April 1922.
2. Sir James
McKechnie, "Internal-Combustion Engines with Large Cylinders", I.C.E.
Engineering Conference, 1921; Published in Engineering, vol 112, 15
3. W.F. Rabbidge,
"Some Types of Marine I.C. Engines", Trans` I.Mar.E., vol 39,
4. C. McTaminey,
"The Solid Injection Engine", Trans` I.Mar.E., Vol 32,
5. W.F. Rabbidge,
"Some Barrow Light Weight Oil Engines", Trans` Barrow Association of
1. 1919. No 1203.
Regulating Gear for Marine Diesel Machinery. Vickers Ltd. & Sir
2. 1920. No
143285. Reversing Arrangement for Four-Cycle Engines. Vickers Ltd.
& Sir James McKechnie
3. 1921. No
164679. Vickers` Opposed-Piston Mechanism. Vickers Ltd. & Sir
4. 1921. No
165861. Vickers` Opposed-Piston Engine. Vickers Ltd. & Sir James
5. 1921. No
16530. Fuel Pump with Variable Delivery Pressure Sir James
6. 1921. No
166658. Vickers` Valve Mechanism Vickers Ltd., Sir James McKechnie
& H. Loveridge
7. 1921. No
169260. Air Starting Gear Sir James McKechnie
8. 1922. No
186464. Vickers Opposed-Piston Engine Driving Gear Vickers Ltd. &
Sir James McKechnie
9. 1923. No
202867. Vickers Scavenging Pumps Vickers Ltd. & Sir james
Diesel Engine Works Engines
Vessel Year Ship
Builder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
Barclay, Curle & Co 4SSA (two) 8x673x1194 1,675 96
Hauraki 1922 Wm
Denny & Co. 4SSA (two) 8x673x1194 1,675 96
Durenda 1922 R.
Duncan & Co. 4SSA (two) 8x673x1194 1,675 96
Dumra 1922 C.
Hill & Sons Ltd 4SSA(two) 6x381x762 373 165
Dwarka* 1922 C.
Hill & Sons Ltd 4SSA(two) 6x381x762 373 165
Barclay, Curle & Co 4SSA(two) 8x673x1194 1,675 96
Barclay, Curle & Co 2SDA 3x622x1118 1,492 100
Stockholm*** 1925 Barclay, Curle & Co 2SDA 3x622x1118 1,492 100
1926 Barclay, Curle & Co 2SDA 3x622x1118 1,492 100
of The Motor Ship and Lloyd`s Register of Shipping
* Broken up 1937
following grounding in 1935
with Barclay, Curle Doxford 1927
with SH&WR steam triple expansion 1927
with Barclay, Curle Doxford 1928
1. Prof` A.L.
Mellanby, "Clyde Marine Oil Engines", Trans` I.Mech.E., June
MacLagan, "The Sliding-Cylinder Double-Acting Two-Cycle Diesel
Engine", Trans` I.Mar.E., vol 36, 1923-3.
MacLagan, "The Sliding-Cylinder Double-Acting Two-Cycle Diesel
Engine", Proc` IESS, 1924.
1. 1920. No
150238. Scavenging System for Double-Acting Engines;N.B. Diesel
Engine Works & J.C.M. Maclagan
2. 1921. No
164509. A North British Rotary Internal Combustion Engine; N.B.
Diesel Engine Works & J.C.M. Maclagan
3. 1921. No
173145. North British Diesel Uniflow Engines; N.B. Diesel Engine
Works & J.C.M. Maclagan
4. 1923. No
191534. North British Double-Acting Pistons; N.B. Diesel Engine
Works(1922) Ltd & J.C.M. Maclagan
5. 1923. No
191533. North British Diesel Engine Connecting Rods; N.B. Diesel
Engine Works(1922) Ltd & J.C.M. Maclagan
6. 1923. No
199960. North British Diesel Double-Acting Engine Construction; N.B.
Diesel Engine Works(1922) Ltd & J.C.M. Maclagan
7. 1923. No
203128. Modified N.B.Diesel Double-Acting Engine; N.B. Diesel Engine
Works(1922) Ltd & J.C.M. Maclagan
ShipBuilder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
SH&WR 2SSA (two) 6x432x889 783 124
SH&WR 2SSA 6x445x889 821 125
SH&WR 2SSA 6x445x889 821 125
1924 SH&WR 2SSA 8x610x1270 2,387 93
SH&WR 2SSA 6x572x1143 1,641 100
Silverpine + 1924
SH&WR 2SSA 6x572x1143 1,641 100
1924 SH&WR 2SSA 6x572x1143 1,641 100
British Petrol ++
1925 SH&WR 2SSA 8x610x1270 2,387 93
SH&WR 2SSA 4x610x1270 1,120 -
SH&WR 2SSA 6x610x1270 - -
1925 SH&WR 2SSA 6x572x1143 1,641 100
of The Motor Ship and Lloyd`s Register of Shipping
+ Re-engined with
R-W Double acting engine 1935
1937 with Vickers-MAN Double acting engine following crankshaft
1934 with twin Kincaid/B&W engines
1. P Belyavin,
"Marine Oil-Engine Installation and Auxiliaries", Trans` NECIES, vol
2. D. Burrell,
"The Low Speed Diesel in British Shipbuilding up to 1945", Trans`
NECIES,vol 105, pt 1. Nov` 1988.
1. 1922. No
175738. Neptune Engine Liner SH&WR, F. Rowtree & P.
2. 1922. No
178725. Liner & Covers for Two-Cycle Machinery SH&WR, F.
Rowntree & P. Belyavin
3. 1922. No
190081. Swan Hunter Two-Cycle Liners SH&WR, F. Rowtree & P.
4. 1923. No
198219. Swan Hunter Piston-Cooling Mechanism SH&WR, P. Belyavin
& F. Rowntree
5. 1923. No
205443. Swan Hunter Double-Acting Engine SH&WR and P.
6. 1924. No
211080. Valves for Swan Hunter Double Acting Engine SH&WR and P.
7. 1924. No
212200. Swan Hunter Liner-Cooling System SH&WR, P. Belyavin &
8. 1924. No
213445. Swan Hunter Piston Construction SH&WR and P.
9. 1924. No
216819. Swan Hunter Solid Injection System SH&WR, P. Bleyavin
& F. Rowtree
10. 1924. No
217529. Symmetrical Construction of Cylinder Covers SH&WR, P.
Belyavin & F. Rowntree
11. 1924. No
221164. Construction of Automatic Valves SH&WR, P. Belyavin &
12. 1924. No
223514. Injectors for Double-Acting Engines SH&WR, P. Belyavin
13. 1924. No
221443. Swan Hunter Cylinder Covers SH&WR, P. Belyavin, A.T.
Thorne & F. Rowtree
14. 1926. No
243077. Swan Hunter Double-Ended Piston-Cooling System SH&WR, P.
Belyavin & F. Rowntree
ShipBuilder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
Fullagar + 1920
Lairds 2SOP 4x356x1016 375 125
Malia ++ 1921
Hamilton 2SOP(two) 4x470x1270 746 115
La Playa +++ 1923
Lairds 2SOP(four) 4x356x812 615 250
La Marea ++++
1924 Lairds 2SOP(four) 4x356x812 615 250
Baron Dalmeny **
1924 Hamilton 2SOP 6x470x1270 1,119 115
British Aviator *
1924 Palmers 2SOP 6x584x1829 2,238 90
1925 Palmers 2SOP 6x584x1829 2,238 90
Florida Maru ***
1925 Kawasaki 2SOP 6X559x1676 1,865 91
Cuba Maru ***
1926 Kawasaki 2SOP 6x559x1676 1,865 91
of The Motor Ship and Lloyd`s register of Shipping
+ Engine removed
1921; renamed Caria
Fullagar engine installed together with another of same size; Larger
engines as indicated installed May 1923:
1928; re-engined with Denny Sulzers 1930
drive; re-engine with Fiat engines 1928
drive; 1930 Renamed Darien & turbines fitted
* Engines built
by Palmers; 1930 re-engined with Doxfords
** Engine built
by Rowan; Re-engined Kincaid H&W/B&W 4-S engine
*** Engine built
by John Brown
1. H.F. Fullagar,
"A New Type of Internal Combustion Engine", Trans` IESS,
2. W. Ker Wilson,
"The History of the Opposed-Piston Marine Oil-Engine",Trans` I.Mar.E,
vol 63, No 10, 1946.
3. Prof` A.L.
Mellanby, "Clyde Marine Oil-Engines", Proc` I.Mech.E., June
Pullagar Engine Trail Report;4th Report of the Marine Diesel Engine
Trials Committee, Proc` I.Mech.E., 1926, vol I
1. 1909. No 6102.
Opposed-Piston Engine Design;H.F. Fullagar
(In 1922 Patent
granted five years extension from date of original expiry)
2. 1913. No 603.
Improvements in Fullagar Opposed-Piston Engine Design:H.F.
3. 1922. No
182840. Fullagar Machniery with Cams on Crankshaft:Cammell Laird
& Co., Sir G.J. Carter & J. McCallum
4. 1922. No
182505. Fullagar Engine Compressors:Cammell Laird & Co., Sir G.J.
Carter & D.M. Shannon
5. 1925. No
228414. Method of Disconnecting Palmer-Fullagar Machinery:Palmers
Shipbuilding Co. & D. Kemp
ShipBuilder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
Scotts Still(two) 4x559x914 933 120
Eurybates * 1928
Scotts Still(two) 5x686x11432+ 2x610x1143 1,865 105
Anshun ** 1930
Scotts 2SSA 6x686x1118 2,238 112
Yochow *** 1933
Scotts 2SSA 5x559x914 932 116
Yunnan **** 1934
Scotts 2SSA 5x559x914 932 116
Shipbuilding Records, Ballast trust, Johnston, Scotland
* Steam cylinders
replaced by diesels 1947
** Sold by China
Navigation Company 1946; broken up 1966 after serious damage to
*** Sold by China
Nav` Co. 1960; broken up 1972
**** Sold by
China Nav` Co. 1959; broken up 1971
1. F.E.D. Acland,
"A New Prime Mover of High Efficiency and British Origin", Journal of
the Royal Society of Arts, vol 67, June 1919.
2. W.J. Still,
"Type of Still Engine Required for Marine Service", Trans` NECIES,
vol 40, 1924-5.
3. W. Denny,
"Comparative trials of Still and Sulzer Engines under Actual Working
Conditions on Board Ship", Trans` I.N.A., vol 62, 1920.
4. A. Rennie,
"The Still Engine for Marine Propulsion", Trans` I.E.S.S., vol 65,
Martineau, "The Still System of Internal Combustion Engine for Marine
Purposes", Trans` I.Mar.E., vol 34, 1932.
Nicholson, "Some Oil Engine Experiments", Trans` IESS,
7. W.J. Still,
"The Type of Still Engine Required for Marine Service", Trans`
NECIES, vol 40, 1923-4.
8. Second Report
Marine Oil-Engine Trials Committee, Proc` I.Mech.E., 1925, vol
9. A.G. Arnold,
"Diesel Engine Propulsion of Cargo Liners-Development and
Maintenance", Trans` I.Mar.E., vol 62, No 4, 1950.
1. 1927. No
272753. Scotts` Two-Cycle Engine Scotts` S.B.& E.Co. and A
2. 1910. No
25356. Still Engine Design W.J. Still
3. 1911. No
12565. Improvements in the Still Engine Design W.J. Still
4. 1921. No
165881. Cylinder for Still Engines W.J. Still
5. 1923. No
204106. Still Engine Cylinder Construction W.J. Still
Westgarth Double Acting Engine
ShipBuilder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
Blythswood S.B. Co 2SDA 3x546x965 933 90
re-engined 1935 2SDA 4x699x1200 2,984 110
re-engined 1935 2SDA 4x699x1200 2,984 110
1945 J. Laing & Sons 2SDA 5x699x1200 3,357 105
1945 . Laing & Sons 2SDA 5x699x1200 3,357 105
of The Motor Ship and Lloyd`s Register of Shipping
1. W.S. Burn,
"High Powered Engines", Trans` NECIES, 1926.
2. W.S. Burn,
"High Powered Oil Engines", Trans` NECIES, vol 42, 1925-6
3. W.S. Burn,
"Double-Acting Engines", Trans` I.Mar.E., vol 38, 1926.
4. W.S. Burn,
"Development and Performance of the Richardson-Westgarth Oil
Engine"`, Trans` NECIES, 1929.
5. Paper by Burn
"The Trend in Design of Double-Acting Two-Stroke Oil Engines" read at
the 2nd World Power Conference in 1930, reported in The Marine
Engineer & Motorship Builder, vol 53, Sept` 1930.
6. W.S. Burn,
"Some Developments in British Oil Engine Design", Trans` I.Mar.E.,
vol 45, part 5, 1933.
7. R.C. Thompson,
"Modernizing the Motor Vessels Silverpine and Silverlarch", Trans`
1. 1926. No
248844. Richardsons Westgarth Double-Acting Engine RW & Co. and
2. 1926 No.
258393. Richardsons Westgarth Cylinder CoveRW & Co. and W.S.
3. 1926. No
257717. R-W Piston-Cooling Pipe Arrangement RW & Co. and W.S.
4. 1928. No
298252. Parts of Fuel Sprayer RW & Co. and W.S. Burn
5. 1929. No
300036. R-W Two-Stroke Engine Scavenge Pump RW & Co. and W.S.
6. 1929. No
305333. R-W Protecting Ring for Liners RW & Co. and W.S.
7. 1929. No
309968. Supercharging Double-Acting R-W Engine RW & Co. and W.S.
"Water Street" Engine
ShipBuilder Type Cylinder Size(mm) Power kW RPM
Caledon 4SSA(two) 6x620x1300 2,052 138
Scotts 4SSA(two) 6x620x1300 2,052 138
Scotts 4SSA(two) 6x620x1300 2,052 138
Scotts 4SSA(two) 6x620x1300 2,052 138
The Motor Ship
vol 10, 1930; Proc` I.Mech.E. vol 121, 1931
1. A.G. Arnold,
"Diesel Engine Propulsion for Cargo Liners - Development and
Maintenance", Trans` I.Mar.E., vol 62, No 4, 1950.
Crosshead Marine Diesel Engine Related Patents
1. 1926. No
255350. Beardmore Fuel Valve W. Beardmore & Co. and R.
1. 1925. No
232120. Fairfield Fuel Valve for Double-Acting Engine Fairfields
& W. Robertson
2. 1926. No
242053. Fairfield Air Cooled Piston Design Fairfields & W.
1. 1927. No
261118. NEM Engine Packing Rings NEM and H. Hunter
& Sons Ltd
1. 1923. No
198255. Double-Acting Oil Engine Design Alexander Stephen & Sons,
and T.W.F. Brown
& Engineering Co.
1. 1924. No
213802. Wallsend Slipway Double-Acting Engine Wallsend Slipway and
2. 1924. No
216339. Wallsend Slipway Piston Cooling Arrangement Wallsend
Hi Jon Heard the tail end of part of your show when the lady was
charged $8 to change foreign currency.
How about this
for extortion? My mother passed away last year (in UK) and
I received a 1200
pound cheque from her insurance company. On presenting
this to my bank;
with whom I have banked for over 20 years; I was told
that it would
need to be investigated as the amount was too high for
to risk putting
straight into my account. This investigation cost me
$50!!! When the
notice came that it had been credited into my account (at
exchange rate - not that at the time I presented the cheque)
found another $10
commission had been debited. I am still trying to get
over it!! Regards
Jon I started
using the 6pr streaming on the internet as a means to
buyers of the custom computers I build some of the things
and places they
can visit with a good computer and internet connection. I
now listen on a
regular basics. We are 13 hrs apart. I wanted to tell you
how much I enjoy
your program and those who call in, and tell you my
Alpharetta, Georgia USA 30004 that is thirty miles north
downtown. Do you
check your e-mail while on the air? A comment about the
opposed defense spending for more social programs here in
biggest problem we have now is bleeding heart liberals and
Dear Jon, Please
send me your newsletters by email. In tonights program you
should ask the
listeners for their opinion about channel seven's report
I was born in
Hungary and left when I was in seventh grade. The doors
and a roll call
was made by the principal every morning. When everyone was
school started and before each class began the names were
Anyone missing was immediately reported to the principal
guardian. In my opinion it is the school's responsibility
you the system of going to school from 9-1 one week and
was better than the Australian system.
YOU REFER TO IN NEWSLETTER.
FARTHER YOU CAN SAY
NIETHER ITS SAID.
EITHER OR E ITHER
SAID 2 WAYS.
THEN THERES THE
WAYS YOU SAY DANCE OR FRANCE --I SAY IT DARNCE OTHERS SAY
DANSE OR FRANSE
I SAY AS THE
LOOK FORWARD TO THE QUIZ LUNCH COMING UP.I,LL THINK UP
OTHER WORDS WE
SAY DIFFERENTLY.THANKS JON FOR ASKING TEDDY BEAR NAMES THE
OTHER NIGHT,I CAN
SEND MY COMPETITION IN TO LONDON MAG NOW SEE IF I WIN A
CLUB RAINBOWS MAG IT WAS FOR.THANKS,DIANA
Hi Jon I heard you talking about christmas cards whilst driving home
These two cards
attached come from the early 1900s they are embroidered
on organza then
attached to a postcard. One has a flap with a small
card inside. I
also have a birthday card of similar construction from
corrrection - re Australia Day!
26th January 1788
(213 years ago) Captain James Cook arrived in Botany Bay - hence
Australia Day - not Federation - January 1 1901!!!
I read an article
in the Daily Telegraph today that said it like it is. It
DETAINEES AWAIT VERDICTS. It points out that "about 80% of
in Woomera are getting an answer on their protection
within 18 weeks but the ones protesting are likely to know
answer already -
and it's no. Their problem is they travelled to Australia
country, such as Pakistan, where they may have lived for
in safety. UN
rules stipulate a refugee (defined as a person with a
persecution) must apply for refugee status in the first safe
they reach. They
can't "cherry pick" a wealthy country if they are safe in
I thought it was
a refreshingly truthful and objective article; not like
that we are subjected to daily.
I WOULD GET A
COPY OF YOU NEWSLETTER EVERY WEEK
jon love your
show, especially your views on education . as a chalkie' your segment
on being sued is uppermost in my mind but, parents expect you to take
the kids on camp for a week, medicate them ,wash the sheets as some
unfortunately still wet the bed leave your own family when you are
away, and as a sole parent i have to get my mum to look after my son,
not get any overtime or expenses ..not that i care, but teachers are
perceived as being overpaid and having too many holidays.............
you say why do it! because if i can help one kid not fear failure or
try to help them with life learning skills i have done something.
anyway, may i have your newsletter........ta jen
Thanks for the
lovely Newsletter. I enjoy reading it. I love listening to you on 6pr
after midnight when I can't sleep. ~~~ I am learning Line-dancing,
you don't need a partner. ~~~ I will make this short, as you
requested... first time I am writing to you, I will ring up when I
get the courage.... Bye for now.... Liz Brown from Morley, West Aust.
Listerning to you
from Vancouver, Canada
Hi John! : o
Just thought I
would drop you a line to let you know how much we enjoy your show and
radio station. My husband, son & I are regular
'sandgroper' who went to Vancouver, Canada in 1972 to visit my
Canadian boyfriend who I had met while he lived in Perth for a couple
of years. We were married within 12 months, & have been happily
married ever since.
Through the years
we have been back to Perth 11 times and it is important to us to know
what is going on in Perth. To keep up with what's happening in Perth,
where our family & friends live, we have created a link to your
website to read your news and listen to your shows on a daily basis.
-- So...know you have faithful listeners in Vancouver,
My husband, Rich,
has a message for Jenny: Though he didn't receive a reply to his
e-mail he sent her, we did manage to remember her maiden name! (early
With the 16 hour
time difference between Perth and Vancouver, it is currently Sunday
morning nearing 10:00 a.m. We've had a skiff of snow over night
creating a picture postcard winter scene of the city. The snow is now
melting under the morning sunshine with an outside temperature of +3
C. Mind you, inside our home we enjoy +21 C.
Keep up the great
work at 6PR...the voice of Perth!
listeners in Vancouver,
Melrose), Rich, and Craig Pender
Have just been
reading Newletter No. 32 which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I thought I
would fwd this email to you, it looks like these financial scams have
started again and via email instead of appearing in the mail. This
fellow is asking for people to open up a non resident account (so I
guess he wants peoples details, and so therefore information that
would allow him to access their accounts (so he can deposit his
millions of dollars in it he says.....ha ha), what he means of course
is take our money out. Surely Perth people wouldn't be so stupid as
to be taken in by this proposition, but then again some folk get a
bit greedy themselves when an offer seems to good to be true...(that
means it usually is too good and isn't true) Perhaps you could make a
small mention of it to the jims that read the newsletter for comment.
I guarantee I won't be the only one who has received it. I'll just
paste it in here and you can skim through it.
A simple solution
to motor bikes and speed cameras.
Radar will give
accurate readings whether it is aimed towards oncoming traffic or
towards the direction of flow. All it does is compare the time
difference between the echo return of two consecutive pulses. the
change in time for the return is then converted to a speed and if you
are exceeding the speed limit it triggers the camera. This is a basic
use of the doppler effect.
solution now. Face the cameras to where you are going not where you
came from. Bikes must display a number plate on the rear of the bike.
This way they can be got as well. I know this will work as this is
the way that they do it in Victoria and South Australia (that I know
Mind you they get
some fairly interesting shots of riders diong the weirdest things to
cover up the number plate.
Well my night is
done now, just finished 9 1/2 hours at work and the kids get up in
about 3 more.
Grest show for us
I am writing to
express my sadness over the death of George Harrison and I
do have a favour
to ask your listeners if they can help at all but first
I'll write about
my memories of George.
I'm only 21 so I
wasn't around at the time of the Beatles but I have been a
fan of their
music ever since I can remember and George has always been my
because of his clear talent.
I am also a huge
fan of motor sport as was George. I'm 1997 after 5 years
of saving up, I
bought myself a pit lane pass for the Australian Formula 1
Grand Prix in
Melbourne. I knew George was going to be there but I never
expected to meet
It was about an
hour before the race started when I looked up and saw a man
who looked very
familier. Needless to say it was George. I wasn't quite
sure how to
approch him so I decided like I would do it as I would any other
person. I walked
up to him and said "Hi, How are you?" and his response was
nervous...I hope Michael Schumacher doesn't win but other then
We then proceeded to talk for about 10 minutes with no
mention of The
Beatles or who he was, just about the race and how nice the
Just before we
said goodbye to each other I plucked up to the courage to ask
him for an
autograph and he very kindly signed my shirt that I was wearing
(I have that
shirt framed in my house and I will keep it for the rest of my
then said "I'm happy to see that people youur age like what
we did" and I
when I told him that most of my friends where Beatles fans he
suprised but proud at the same time.
We then said
goodbye and I never saw him again. I will never forget that
meeting ever. I
was struck by how down to earth he was in that he probably
would have never
mentioned who he was if I hadn't asked him for the
The question that
I have for your listeners is that I was wondering if
anyone knows an
address that I could write to that may have a small chance
of his family
recieving a condolence card. It would mean a lot to me to be
able to send
All the best
listen to PR all day as I do my deliveries, but as I start at 4 am
everyday it's great to hear you in the mornings.
Max on Thursday,
December 13, 2001 at 20:16:45
ew simple words
can get right to the heart of what living is about. Or more precisly
some specific aspects of life, like the realtionships between people.
How such can be a constant ballancing act between what we would liek
the world to believe we are, and what we really are inside. Even to
those whom we care about and are close to us.
I have bought
books from both www.dymocks.com.au which is the site you
checked out as
well as angusrobertson.com.au
provided fantastic service and had the books I was looking for.
One thing to keep
in mind is that even if the search you do doesn't find
those books often
the search engines on these sites focus mainly on their
catalouge. All of these sites have e-mail addresses and if
you e-mail them
with a specific book they can often find it for you even if
it doesn't come
up on the searches you do on their sites.
An example. I
e-mailed Dymocks from their website trying to find "I Me
Mine" which was
George Harrison's 1979 autobiography. Its largely out of
print yet they
still manged to find it for me.
I hope that
Your comments on
Credit Cards is most interesting,. I would guess that
your banks have
lost the legal battle with American Express who feel
braking the banking monopoly, This just happened in major
here and in Canada. The banks were forced to allow
You,ll now see many banks marketing The American Express
card just like
they do Visa, offering more alternatives.
On this subject
this was my business for 35 years with Amex in New York,
Hawaii,Cleveland,St Louis, Toronto
and London. In fact I was with the
original group of
five that put The Amex card into Europe in 1963.
/There were no
plastic cards there then. In fact when I started with
Amex our cards
were made of Cardboard!!There are now 360 Million plastic
cards in Europe
and I hope the Europeans aren't mad at me for bringing
them into the
"never never" world!!
I remember a
meeting with the General Manager of Harrod's(London's big
told me that they never dunned
Royalty or titled
customers even if they ran seriously past due because
they were good advertising for their business. I asked him
accounting system and he showed me to a room with over 60
containing customer accounts(even some in theUS) I got
him to take The
Amex Card eventually telling him that I could eliminate
Do you know that
in ten years a plastic card will be obsolete?
recognition at the point of sale will take
care of a cash
Hope your golf is
weather has been super so I get to play almost every day.
My putting if off
just a little but my Taylormade 360 Driver gets me
down the middle
balls or soft balls (less than 80 percussion) are
the best for
duffers like you and I
Gday Mate. Good
Also, I have a site that I try to visit regularly, it's
www.thehungersite.com when you click
on the button the site's sponsors
donate one cup of
staple food to needy people. Whether it's all above
aboard or not I
will not know for sure, but i have decided that one 10
second click is
not much of my time and if it really does help people who
that makes me feel happy to help. love Nic
Eggnog) I thought it was English originally, but it
hits the spot,
especially in those chillier Northern Hemisphere
(Read more in
Listener Soup)It is made as a punch, and can be served
in a punchbowl,
or hot (don't boil or the milk can curdle). Hot punches
used to be the
correct thing to serve to carol sings at Christmas time to
warm them up -
heady mixtures like Brandy Bishops, Hot Buttered Rum or
with spices. Hot punches should be served from metal bowls
to avoid the
possibility of cracking china or glass. For cold punch, a
large block of
ice in a punch bowl makes a more efficacious coolant than
ice cubes. It
melts less fast, so does not dilute the drink, and makes
easier to use a
lade for serviing. Here are some recipes for Eggnog:
2 eggs, separated
6 teaspoons sugar
1 bottle brandy
4 ounces dark rum
(I can convert that if you like)
1 quart lightly
Beat the yolks
lightly with the sugar. While beating, add the brandy,
rum and whipped
cream. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the
for sever hours. Serve in wine glasses and sprinkle with
1 1/2 cups sugar
900 mls cream
1 650ml bottle
1 cup rum
3 litres milk
eggs. Beat whites until stiff and then beat in 1/2 cup
Set aside. Whip
cream and set aside. Beat egg yoks with a pinch of salt
1 cup sugar. Add
Bourbon, rum and milk. More milk can be used for a weaker
commercial etgg nog for a richer mixture (in place of
Fold egg whites
in to egg yolk mixture and lastly folk in whipped cream.
refrigerator at least one day before serving. Top with nutmeg
serving. NOTE: If
you drink more than one glass of this, don't drive
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1/4 tsp salt
4 cups whole
1/8 tsp salt
3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat 1/2 cup
sugard into egg yolks; add 1/4 tsp salt and stir in milk
slowly. Cook in
double boiler until mixture coats spoon, stirring
Cool. Add 1/8 tsp salt to egg whites and beat stiff; add
remaining 1/4 cup
sugar, beat well and add to custard with vanilla. Mix
chill 4 hours. Pile lightly into punch cups. Sprinkle with
nutmeg. Serves 6 to 8.
Some things are
better left unsaid
Some things are
better left unsaid
love me, really, you have been alone so long
Do you love me,
would you want to marry me?
Or is it only
because I asked you?”
Are you afraid
you will get bored with me?
Are you afraid I
Wanting to be
Life is not
perfect, love is not perfect
Sometimes we have
to allow self-delusion
To fill the place
of real feelings
Because the love
we perceive does not fit
The image that,
sugar coated play-acting
Has led us to
believe, is the way it should be?
Some things are
better left unsaid
Lest the house of
That we have
struggled so hard to protect
Should be blown
away by an instant of cold realization
And we are left
naked and ashamed,
That we were not
what we tried to pretend
Some things are
better left unsaid
K O Hfgglv 24yr
How are you going
Jon, i just visited your web page and was amazed by your
photo. I always
thought you were older, i mean alot older, i think it is
your voice. It
sounds as if you are around about 40.
i just wanted to
drop u a line to say thanks for your show......i wake
around 4:30 am
everyday to start work down here on the golf course.(my
alarm is set to
6pr)...i usually don the walkman around 5 am and head out
on course with
6pr in my ear..i would like to congratulate you for the
in which you
conduct yourself in the wee hours keeping it fresh and
also for the way with which you deal with
`difficult`callers,, you should have
been a diplomat Jon. It is good to
hear someone near
my age(27) doing talkback and i promise i will make time
soon to give you
a call...i have tried to get on for a few quizzes but i am
many thanks again
I am the listener
in North America. Specifically Methuen which is 45
minutes North of
The LONG time
Can you, or one
of your 'JIMS' tell me where the expression 'Break a
leg' comes from ?
(Can you help
Jon Hi, if your
party pictures are any indication it must have been a
THANK YOU JOHN FOR A VERY INTERESTING PROGRAMME. I LOVE LISTENING TO
DURING THE NIGHT
WHEN I AM NOT SLEEPING, ONLY WISH YOU WERE ON DURING THE
DAY. I AM AN OLD
GREAT GRANNY, WILL BE 80 AT XMAS, AND STILL LOVE MY
FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
I WOULD BE
INTERESTED TO RECEIVE YOUR NEWSLETTERS THAT YOU SEND OUT
KEEP IT UP JOHN
YOU ARE DOING A VERY GOOD JOB. BEST WISHES IRIS
REMEMBER WHEN I
SAID THIS WAS RIP OFF BRITAIN? WELL! THE POST OFFICE HERE HAS PROVED
ME RIGHT ONCE AGAIN. THERE NOT CONTENT TO JUST ACCEPT NORMAL POSTAGE,
THEY ALSO WANT EXTRA MONEY TO DELIVER BEFORE 09:00am PLUS THEY WANT
TO STOP THE SECOND POST.( WE HAVE TWO POSTAL DELIVERIES IN THE UK )
" THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE"
Fri, 23 Nov 2001
03:23:58 +1100 (EST)
The Grade Seven
class at my son's primary school wrote this & I thought it was
quite apt at this time especially. Hope you enjoy.
"The world would
be a better place if: Violence was turned into a debate not
turned into compliments.
War was turned
into clean water for the thirsty.
Guns were turned
into food for the hungry.
turned into shelter for the homeless.
turned into money for the poor.
Drugs were turned
into clothes for the cold.
If we all tried
the world could be a better place for our children and our children's
(Yr 7's) have been reflecting on Justice and how we could make the
world a better place.
Only some of us
lost that innocence in the teenage years but all most of us tried to
regain it somewhere along the line. But what happened - it's not so
easy is it. But a good start for the kids at that age.
November 10, 2001 at 20:08:09
Jon, some weeks
ago my wife heard someone on your programme speaking about migrants
to WA and their date of arrival. So far I have not been able to find
the corrct link to the information.If you have the time, or your
producer, could you email me the link to follow it up. We arrived on
the 5th Feb. 1966 on the SS Canberra, and would like to regain
contact with some fellow passengers to find out how they have fared
and with a view to a reunion of sorts..Some I know , did not make it
past the gates at Graylands Hostel and went back, which was their
Keep up the good
work,and enjoy your programme very much.
Thursday, November 8, 2001 at 10:40:35
CommentHello, John. Living here in CA I really don't get to listen to
you except really early Monday mornings, your time. I must say I find
it fascinating that so many of the problems you face over there are
no different than our own.
I honestly have
to say that I understand Australia's hesitation at getting involved
in Afghanistan. I think there are those of us over here who wonder at
the wisdom of the "war" in which we find ourselves. Yet over four
thousand of our citizens were coldly and deliberately slaughtered by
terorist forces, so we surely need to do something. Clearly, there is
no room for dialogue with someone who wants to kill you and is
himself willing to die achieving that purpose.
All the best from