Dakar rally canceled

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:37
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just found out that this years dakar has been canceled due to nappy head terorist threat.
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:45

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 00:45
you beat me to it.........here is the link http://news.smh.com.au/dakar-rally-cancelled-over-security-fears/20080104-1k9g.html
after 30 years first time no Dakar race.
Very very sad............

Reiner
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 07:39

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 07:39
Move it to Australia. Apart from that I am unable to air my views on this subject in any manner that would be appropriate here.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:15

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 08:15
I applaud your restraint
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:36

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:36
say what you think LMAO!!

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:57

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 15:57
I think he was nice to not say what he thunk
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:37

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:37
it was always going to be cancelled - talk started months ago..


I feel for the privateers and smaller people in the event, they would lose 10's of thousands of bux...
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:41

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:41
At least the residents along the route won't be burying family members this year.

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Reply By: Stephen M (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:51

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:51
Looks like some one forgot to tell TV Station SBS that its been canned. Just saw the add for them to televise at 6pm tonight and tomorrows through the day and then continuing at 6pm again sunday night. Regards Steve M
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Reply By: Leroy - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:57

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 10:57
So the hanky heads win. Disappointing really. We all have to change our lives becasue of a bunch of terrorists.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:48

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:48
We always will have to.
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:22

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:22
addition to Event Supplementary Regulations:

All vehicles to be equipped with a 50 cal -
bonus points to competitors for ' wiping out' a towel head!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:59

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 11:59
LMAO
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:30

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:30
Where do you put a .50 cal on a motorbike? :-P
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Follow Up By: lbudgie - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 00:03

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 00:03
along the frame just under the tank.
just remember to only fire it when the front wheel is pointed staight ahead.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 14:08

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 14:08
It's been done before:
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:15

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:15
bit like here today....surf comp at werri beach today and tomorrow but when the girl got onto abc to advertise it no one had actually told her that it had moved to gerroa, which is just around the corner, the man running the show told her!

poor sbs, poor fans, but happy residents!

Laura
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:33

Saturday, Jan 05, 2008 at 19:33
Al-Qaeda wins again.

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Reply By: V8Diesel - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:43

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:43
I've calmed down a bit now.

I think Ronnie Barrett from way down in Tennessee summed it up best with those immortal words about his new invention .......

"the Barret Light 50.....reach out and touch someone":-)))))))

Barrett .50cal

Bag a Rag!

On a happier note, how about the Great Aussie, trans continental Cape to Cape Race? Cape York QLD to Cape Leeuwin WA! Now that's got to be an epic adventure in anyone's book and would bring immeasurable benefits to tourism for Australia.
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:05

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:05
I'm somewhat amazed by the language being used in posts in this thread. We really aren't a tolerant nation are we. Using terms like nappy head, hanky head, rag head etc is in the same league as coon or nigger.

I'm sure this response will fire a few people up and people will complain about political correctness etc, but this is the same sort of intolerance that breeds fundamentalism in young people on the "other side" of the fence.

Shame about the Dakar though.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:36

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:36
There's always a few dopes who have to use those terms.

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Follow Up By: Off-track - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:44

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 14:44
Get over it Scubes, there is quite a bit of difference between the terms used here compared to those you added.

You cant really say that hanky head is in the same league as the word coon or nigger.

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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 16:24

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 16:24
It's just a variation of the usual derogatory "raghead".
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Follow Up By: Pezza (Bris) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 18:07

Sunday, Jan 06, 2008 at 18:07
Hey Scub's,
You have a better description for these oxygen thieving ferals of human society ?
"Raghead" is pretty tame compared to what I call them !

Pezza
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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:30

Wednesday, Jan 09, 2008 at 11:30
dont worry if its cancelled, Pajero would have won anyway.....Rod
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