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"REALITY TV" - (and "TV" in general...)

Only 1 month into 2019 and here we go again - the amazing  number of Reality TV shows that are on most nights of the week .......... (some good - some bad) .....

We have:-  (for those who may be interested...)

MKR - (7)

been on for years - still rating very highly ....(Manu and "Paleo Pete") ...the judges .....

Married at First Sight - (9)

ratings were highest ever for a "reality show" in  2017/18 .(just beat "Ninja Warrior"!)... 

Back into the  "Celebrity Jungle" again for Chn. 10 - ugh ..(the stuff they eat and do is sickening!)

Ninja Warrior returning to Chn. 9 .....

Bachelor - Chn. 10 - returning later in year .....

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.... caught up  (finally) with Anh's latest "Brush with Fame"  episode.....fantastic!  They all are great but IMO this particular one was outstanding!

Featured the well known (and recently retired) Surgeon (Emergency Dept.) from the hospital in Kings Cross..... Gordian Fulde!  Often has had stories/doco's done about him and has been on Q. & A. heaps of times!

Amazing and fantastic man!  What a loss that he has finally retired!  As he said: "30 years in Emergency in Kings Cross he has/had seen it all!" ...........

What a wonderful man Foxy all these people that suffered are great and have a wonderful outlook --

 

 

The VoiceSunday 7th July at 7:00 pm (150 minutes)Live Grand Finale: The Final 4 perform for Australia's vote to be crowned the Voice of Australia 2019, plus a special performance by 5 Seconds of Summer.



The following artists going through to the Grand Finale: Zeek Power from Team Kelly, Diana Rouvas from Team George, and Jordan Anthony and Daniel Shaw from Team Delta


I voted for  Diana Rouvas.


Voting is currently open right here on the official Voice website, and will close after the Top 4 have each performed for you in Sunday’s big show. You have a total of six votes to place however you see fit between now and then!

have been watching the english version of ;DANCING WITH THE STARS;      on peach ch,  friday morning,    good to see some faces that we know from shows competing,   but i dont think it is fair that DEBBIE   MC GEE,    [she was on a LOUIE THEROUX show recently,   with her magician husband]    is on the show,   she is a trained ballet dancer,    so definatly has an advantage over the others,   she looks as if she may win,       should not be on there,  I,MO,     

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.... ..had it on "record" - flipped thru' - found her (knew she was a finalist....) show went for far too long....however....I saw her perform (45 mins. into the show...) then watched the last 30 mins!

Fantastic choice!  She was simply amazing!  Even dear ole' Boy George had a few tears.....

I watched bits of it on and off over this Season - however - I cannot stand that "show pony" Delta Goodram and even Kelly is getting bad lately!  I like them both but IMO their performances (as judges) are too over the top!!

Loveeee Boy George .... Guy Sebastian (love him or leave him - lol) preferably the latter!

GREAT WINNER THIS YEAR!!  YAYYYY FOR DIANA!!!  :-)

I was so happy when Diana Rouvas won!! even the young 14 year old had a fantastic voice, not crash hot on the other two. 

Boy George was putting his hand under Diana Rouvas dress getting off the stage

... is that allowed in this PC society ?

 

yeah - considering he's "gay as" - wouldn't have given it (or her) a second thought - lol 

In an interview I saw Boy George admit to being bisexual and enjoyed dating both girls and boys, I have the mind of a female. And the body of a brick-layer.

Absolutely adored his comment 'I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.'  LOL

 

lol - priceless!  

Ol'e BG has been a bit of a naughty boy at times tho'....remember the short jail stint he did for tying up/or bashing his then boyfriend in a jealous fit of rage or something? 

Made him "off limits" for quite sometime prior to getting back into his concerts/music business..... one of his best and recent concerts was "Live at Wembley" (UK) ...he finished the show with the T Rex song   "Get it On....."  ...   jammed on stage for like 24 minutes (as he introduced his band members - one by one)  - was fantastic!     :-) 

 

Hey Suze ... thanks so much for that link  - was great to see/hear again!  Made me "Smile" today  :)  


The clip after that one on the link (where he has the suit and hat with the noughts n crosses on it) and is singing "Purple Rain" ....that is the suit he had on at Wembley (2016 I think?)  and also when he did "Get it On" for the closing song...which was the BEST version ever he and his group have done with that song!

OK OK - so I'm losing (or lost!) the plot! haha - actually watched Ninja Warriors last night!!  Thought it was pretty good!  Especially the 3 young "surfer mates" from Vic. who took on the challenge! One did the "Curve Wall" and got the $5000 at the top!  Fantastic effort!

The course is so ridiculous this year it's amazing anyone could get thru' it - but they did!  

.... 60 MINUTES  - tomorrow night (Sunday) ......

....should be a veryyyyyyyyy interesting interview with that actor John Jarratt of "Wolf Creek" fame ......who only this week was acquitted by the Jury re rape charges of his female housemate from approx. 40 years ago ....... 

My thoughts actually are with the (young woman at the time) who told her closest friends of the ordeal but apparently never went to police .....what happened has haunted her all these years and she finally got the courage to go to Police with her friends and lay charges......

IMO no-one would bother going to the Police after 40 years knowing the publicity and angst it would cause (especially now Jarratt is a well known Actor/Director etc.) ....she has remained anonymous but said she feels relieved it finally is out in the open as she could no longer live with it!!  

.... Jarratt can now tell all the "crap" he likes to the Media 'cause he is "off the hook" .....his wife doesn't look too happy in the promo's ........ be interesting!

i read today that another   female has come forward,   with claims against him,   i cant believe that ALL these woman come out years later and make claims,   i think they like to see their names in print,     i think JARRETT is a great actor,   i love the WOLF CREEK movies,         i think he was married to NONI HAZELHURST  some years ago,

.......... how can anyone "think/say" what they "would/wouldn't do" after being violated/raped by a male?  Pretty hard call to make IMO .......... no one "knows" why people wait so long - shame - humiliation - fear of not being believed - who knows?

This woman has remained anonymous - she did NOT want to be known for fear of retribution by "strangers"!

Some also come forward for the money.

 

 

..... you think?   No guarantee's on that either - depending on what the Jury "finds" in each individual case .. ....... 

I got called up for Jury duty once - Culpable Driving case .......they asked everyone there in the room (prior to picking the 12...) to ask one question .......

I was in my 30's at the time - I asked "Why do people have to go before 12 complete strangers to have their "fate" decided - why aren't there panels of Professional Jurors ....i.e. Lawyers that know the "in's n out's" of the legal system.......?

Good question -  said the "bod" ......no way could we do that!  A simple simple case - would go on for months and months as each lawyer/legal person on the jury would try to outdo the other ...cost too much and in some cases may never be resolved!

I looked at some of the people in the room and thought "Geez would hate to have some of this lot decide on me ....."    lololol   

Was an interesting 1/2 day ...................   :-)

Unfortunately the Jury system is not perfect ... the case is more dependent on the barrister representing the person.... who can play the Jury like a fiddle.

There is always victims of crime  Government  compensation scheme

The taxpayer pays whether it goes to court or not.

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I saw barrister Chris Murphy on that 60 minutes show with John Jarrett, gosh he's aged.

... yeah - Chris Murphy - scumbucket of all scumbuckets! Always "on call"
 for the "bad boys"!  lol  

 

 

 

Four Corners - tonight (Monday) ........

What a lot of us have already heard about (but no "real" proof)  .....the nasty jails of China.....

.... would be hard to beat the Four Corners episode last year on the "hidden" hospital/jail facilities deep in the hills of China where "medical" atrocities take place on a daily basis!

Reminds one of the concentration camp  experimental "hospitals" in Nazi Germany WW11 ....... ugh!

I saw a programme on a Rehabilitation Centre which unlike our Rehab Centres, seemed fairly successful

... will definitely have a look tonight

.... maybe that is why Honk Kong do not want their people exported to China

Four Corners  Source: ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/tell-the-world/11300422

"People started to literally disappear, communities were being emptied of adult men and women." China researcher

It's a remote corner of the world, but what is taking place there is nothing short of breathtaking.

"My older brother, younger brothers and two younger sisters, five siblings were all taken by... masked police. Heavily armed Special Forces police raided their home and taken (sic) them by covering their face and shackling them in front of the kids." Australian Uyghur

Xinjiang province is a vast area of deserts and mountains where the ancient Silk Road once ran. Today its Uyghur population is being systematically rounded up with estimates of as many as a million citizens being held in detention.

"I realised it was kind of next level material in terms of what the Chinese state is capable of doing." Open source investigator

In this investigation by reporter Sophie McNeill, Four Corners uncovers disturbing evidence of how China is effectively operating the world's largest prison.

"You have to watch the brainwashing program on TV in the detention centre. In that room they put (a) chain onto my ankle, put the handcuffs on my hand." Australian Uyghur detainee

Even those still left in their homes are being monitored. The communist regime is using cutting edge technology, mass surveillance tools and artificial intelligence to control an entire population.

"Every 200 meters, there's checkpoints. They check your IDs. They will check your smartphone." Australian Uyghur

By piecing together witness accounts from Australian citizens caught up in the Chinese Government's campaign, along with satellite imagery analysis and official documents uncovered online, the truth about what is occurring in Xinjiang is laid bare.

"I realised the magnitude and the impact... it was really something else." Open source investigator

The program has uncovered evidence of detainees being forced to work in factories with implications for Australian companies doing business in the region.

"Western companies stand an increasing risk of having products made by forced or at least highly involuntary labour." Academic

The program will also reveal concerning evidence about Australia's links to China's dystopian surveillance state and the tools used to racially profile its own citizens.

"Essentially by doing that, we're being complicit in the human rights abuses that are occurring in Xinjiang and in China more widely." Surveillance researcher

The events unfolding in China are creating heartbreak for Uyghurs in Australia. They have stayed quiet for fear of provoking the authorities into punishing their relatives. Now, in desperation they are breaking their silence to tell the world what is going on.

"She said 'If I am not released, cannot get out of here, please speak up for me. Stand for me. Never give up'."Uyghur Australian

"Now I have to speak out. I think Australians, all the Australia need to know this story." Uyghur Australian

Tell the world, reported by Sophie McNeill, goes to air on Monday 15th July at 8.30pm. It is replayed on Tuesday 16th July at 1.00pm and Wednesday 17th at 11.20pm. It can also be seen on ABC NEWS channel on Saturday at 8.10pm AEST, ABC iview and at abc.net.au/4corners.

 

 

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