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    • Aidan says:

      07:05am | 16/01/13

      If she wants to be seen as provocative, why doesn’t she just get her baps out and be done with it?

    • Chillin says:

      08:50am | 16/01/13

      She has…

    • Anthony says:

      09:46am | 16/01/13

      Guns on bras are so 2012. Hopefully she has a quiet year.

    • gobsmack says:

      10:23am | 16/01/13

      I resent her attempt to appropriate what has always and undeniably been a phallic symbol.

    • subotic says:

      10:36am | 16/01/13

      I appreciate his attempt to appropriate what has always and undeniably been a phallic symbol.

      After all, Lady GaGa is a dude, rite?

      Honest to god, I’d swear I’ve seen a vid of his man-bits on YouTube…..

    • Kerryn says:

      07:05am | 16/01/13

      I just found a spider in my shoe.  The hard way.

      I felt something against my toe and put my hand in there but it wouldn’t come out then I saw it was a spider and freaked.  Unfortunately I don’t think s/he will live too much longer, it was pretty badly damaged.

      Surprised I wasn’t bitten.

      In other news, I’m still wondering what pleasure people get from hurting others.  I mean, what is the point of physically or sexually assaulting someone, all you are doing is hurting another human being!  Like these guys who go out on the town just to king-hit someone, or women who beat up their kids.  What is so good about bringing someone else pain?!

    • Tim says:

      10:16am | 16/01/13

      Adam C,
      agree that it’s a pretty horrific story but I disagree with the title of the article.
      No one should be forced by lay to intervene in violent assaults. The right thing to do would be to call the police, but there should be no sanction if you don’t get involved.

    • Jim Moriarty says:

      10:45am | 16/01/13

      @Adam C

      I read that, and was just apalled. It made me so angry, and I admit, a little triggered. Yay, nightmares.

      Every single thing the coach and boys were just so disgusting.

      @Kerryn

      When I went to unlock the front door the other night, a HUUUUUGE spider ran across the door. I propelled back so fast I almost tripped down the stairs.

    • Traxster says:

      11:04am | 16/01/13

      In other news, I’m still wondering what pleasure people get from hurting others.  I mean, what is the point of physically or sexually assaulting someone, all you are doing is hurting another human being!  Like these guys who go out on the town just to king-hit someone, or women who beat up their kids.  What is so good about bringing someone else pain?!
      It probably gives them a little stiffie…......
      the operative word here being…‘little’ !

    • Colin says:

      11:04am | 16/01/13

      @ Tim

      “The right thing to do would be to call the police, but there should be no sanction if you don’t get involved…”

      Riiiiight, and the victim could be well dead by the time the police ever get there. Many lives have been needlessly lost as cowards stand by and watch.

    • Ben C says:

      11:56am | 16/01/13

      Standing by and not assisting, does that fall under aiding and abetting crime?

    • Tim says:

      12:21pm | 16/01/13

      Colin,
      and many good samaritans have been assaulted or killed while assisting.

      Do you honestly think people should be forced by law to intervene in an assault?
      Please explain how such a law would work?

      Here’s an example for you to work with:

      A meth addict is attacking another meth addict in a bus interchange. A middle aged woman walks by and sees the assault.

      What does she do next? Ok go…......

    • gobsmack says:

      12:59pm | 16/01/13

      The meth addict analogy isn’t relevant.  It is a small town where everyone knows each other.

      Someone could have said “hey guys, what you’re doing is wrong” or tried to assist the girl.

      One thing the article points out is that in the town the players in the football team are worshipped.  It sounds like they’ve got the attitude that they can do what they like without consequences.

    • AdamC says:

      01:02pm | 16/01/13

      Tim, I agree with you. People should not be legally compelled to intervene in these sorts of cases. This is because, for example, someone might reasonably be afraid that they themselves would be assaulted if they got involved. It also may not have been clear to many bystanders what was going on. The article is written as if these gang rapists were basically walking around the town with a megaphone, describing their actions. I imagine they were not so obvious as that.

      BTW, you should not bother responding to Colin. He is a troll.

    • The Raven says:

      07:12am | 16/01/13

      Guns… guns on her bra - no doubt the lunatics at the so called “sporting shooters” association will be frothing at the mouth with lust upon spotting that picture.

      Why do we still have any civilians in this country who are armed?

      The only people who should be carrying guns are the police and armed forces.

      Nobody else needs them, least of all lunatics who want to shoot things for fun.

      Shooters, you want to play toy soldiers, go and join the armed forces and do it for real.

    • TimB says:

      08:29am | 16/01/13

      ‘Shooters, you want to play toy soldiers, go and join the armed forces and do it for real. ‘

      Or play paintball or lasertag (or a video game). You don’t need real guns to play ‘toy soldiers’.

    • Chillin says:

      08:53am | 16/01/13

      Nobody needs cars, when they can walk.
      Nobody needs alcohol when they can drink water.
      Nobody needs television when they can go outside.

    • Stephen T says:

      08:54am | 16/01/13

      @Raven: “Why do we still have any civilians in this country who are armed?  The only people who should be carrying guns are the police and armed forces.  Nobody else needs them, least of all lunatics who want to shoot things for fun.”

      You’re showing your ignorance I’m afraid, most sporting shooters are decent and law abiding people, true you do get the occasional idiot but you get that with any group.  My personal observation is that they are also far better disciplined and of better value to society than the majority of those who decry their sport,  in fact from visiting many of the wilderness areas that your ‘Lunatic’s’ have helped to rehabilitate through revegetation and animal management programs I would also consider them better global citizens then any greenie I’ve encountered.

    • Warren says:

      09:05am | 16/01/13

      Anyone who wants a gun is clearly not the sort of person to be issued a licence.

    • fml says:

      09:21am | 16/01/13

      I reserve my right to make vast, untrue generalisations about a group of people I have never met (and most likely never will).

      Why? Because that’s freedom baby, shock and awe!

      What gets my proverbial, is that most leisure shooters have a massive chip on their shoulder. I do not want to see sport shooting illegal, I do not want to see guns in houses be made illegal (though they have to be properly stored). There should be regular psych evaluations for people with and/or seeking gun licenses. The only thing I think should not be allowed is concealed weapons (Which I think already is illegal). But still, the gun owners think I wish to take away their second amendment rights…

      Anyhoo, everyone knows militia’s that wield a sack of door knobs are much cooler than the gun toting sort.

    • Bonestar says:

      09:53am | 16/01/13

      Yeah right Raven, and Michael Diamond is next in line to lead the Commanchero’s.

    • subotic says:

      10:38am | 16/01/13

      Honest to god, this isn’t about guns. Never has been. Never will be.

      This is about other people telling me what I should or shouldn’t do, should or shouldn’t have, based on their own personal standards of what they perceive as true & right.

      Well, I got news for you, and it ain’t pretty.

      If I wanna smoke, drink, gamble, shoot, or wear a gun-totting bra, I bloody-well will, and I don’t want OR need anyone else to tell me how I should live my life!

      Go and play out your un-lived artefact inner-child Hitler fantasies in your own goddamn backyard, not mine.

      Why do you want to control me because your Daddy didn’t hug you enuff?

    • fml says:

      10:50am | 16/01/13

      Subo,

      I could understand your fascination with guns if daddy hugged you “too” much! ;-p

    • Tim says:

      11:06am | 16/01/13

      Subotic,
      I agree with you that the government should minimise their level of interference in people’s lives but their has to be limits. Where we draw that line as a society I think should always be towards the line of more freedoms but their has to be a limit.

      Things like gun control or speed limits are in place for public safety. I’m OK with you doing whatever you want to but I’ll draw the line when that activity has an extremely high possibility of causing harm or hurting others.

      No one needs to have an assault rifle at their home.

    • subotic says:

      11:16am | 16/01/13

      @fml, he tried, but the gun-bra thingy got in the way.

      But at least my old man did teach me how to think, not what to think, and certainly to never assume that my way is always the right way, and even if it was the right way, I shouldn’t force it upon others.

      Unlike a lot of people out there who like to tell the rest of the planet how they should think, feel, and live.

      But anyway, I’d hug ya fml.

      In a non-sexual, non-bromancy type of way….

    • Ohcomeon says:

      11:23am | 16/01/13

      Subotic,

      that attitude is morally fine. As long as when the fags and booze make you ill, that you only get to redeem the amount of medical subsidy that youve paid in.

      Gamble as much as you like, if you go bankrupt, you only get as much government assistance that youve paid in.

      Why should I subsidise your poor choices? That impacts upon my freedom.

      Too often people with this attitude end up gleefully sucking on the public teat. Ayn Rand is the classic example.

    • fml says:

      11:43am | 16/01/13

      Thanks Subo,

      Afterwards can we start our own vigilante group? You with your guns and me with me sack of door knobs? We can overthrow the government and roam the streets while listening to paranoid by black sabbath..

      You will have to come up with a jacket design though, I am terrible at the arts.

    • subotic says:

      11:56am | 16/01/13

      @Ohcomeon, for the record, I don’t smoke, have never gambled (as in playing a game of chance for money), ever, I drink twice a week in moderation, am gainfully employed, and pay my damn taxes. On time!

      By the same token, if I want to do those things, I don’t need or desire anyone, ever, to tell me I can or can’t do this or that.

      Would you mind if I dictated every move of your life to you, especially when you didn’t even ask me to?

      This is totally about my right to live how I want to.

      Gun totting-bra included….

    • subotic says:

      12:11pm | 16/01/13

      @Tim, I always thought Traffic Signs were just a suggestion.

      Like pants.

    • Mouse says:

      12:28pm | 16/01/13

      subotic and fml….can I watch?  LOL ;o)

    • fml says:

      07:18am | 16/01/13

      “Tasteless? Or just typically provocative?”

      Neither, simply unimaginative. Fembots have been an aspect of science fiction for years. I wonder if I could get an mtv award for copying an idea from Austin powers and singing mildly amusing pop tunes?

    • Liz says:

      07:47am | 16/01/13

      Machine gun jubblies.  How did i miss those

    • dancan says:

      07:53am | 16/01/13

      gaga is a madonna wannabe.  the only reason she gets this much attention is because everyone is so “precious” these days.

    • acotrel says:

      08:48am | 16/01/13

      She reminds me of Julie Bishop.

    • Jaqui says:

      10:47am | 16/01/13

      Seriously, can we not have just one thread where acotrel derails the entire conversation.

    • Michael says:

      11:06am | 16/01/13

      Too late Jaqui, you just derailed yours or hopped onto Acotrel’s track, think about it.

    • Daniel says:

      08:41am | 16/01/13

      All stars trying to make a point will come out with antics like Gaga and Madonna. Society needs them I think.

    • BJA says:

      08:47am | 16/01/13

      Fembot from Austin Powers?

    • sunny says:

      09:53am | 16/01/13

      Quite impressive - I like to see girls of that ..calibre.

    • sunny says:

      10:03am | 16/01/13

      Yeah those Greens chicks don’t even shave their armpits! ..I think it’s so that when they welcome refugees with open arms they’ll feel right at home.

    • Serenity says:

      11:49am | 16/01/13

      How typically male.  Sniggering at the fact that some women choose not to subject themselves to the painful routine of defoliating in order to present themselves as some pre-pubescent ideal to some slobbering beer-gutted man.

      I am not ashamed of any of my hair.

    • Philosopher says:

      12:03pm | 16/01/13

      and nor should you be, Serenity! You are beautiful as you are smile

    • sunny says:

      12:35pm | 16/01/13

      Serenity - good for you, and now that you’ve mentioned it I’m no longer ashamed of the hair on my back, they can all go to hell ..but I am rather sensitive about my beer gut, thanks a lot! (and caused by medicinal alcohol if anyone cares to know).

    • Chillin says:

      12:51pm | 16/01/13

      One presumes Serenity that your male doesn’t have to shave his face and he can be a slobbering beer gutted man ...if he so chooses.

      Have you thought that it’s women driving the vanity train after all?

    • Dave says:

      08:50am | 16/01/13

      her bazookas aren’t that big, more like cap guns,  and she ain’t that good a singer. I am with dancan on this one - she is a try hard madonna wannbe!

    • Mouse says:

      09:24am | 16/01/13

      Yes Dave, that’s true, but you didn’t quite finish the sentence…
      “she is a ‘very rich’ try hard madonna wannbe!” 

      While she is not my cuppa tea either and as ridiculous as some people may find her, many will pay lots of good money to see her. I suppose she has found a great niche market and is milking it for all it’s worth.  Good luck to her, I say!  lol :o)

    • subotic says:

      10:25am | 16/01/13

      If Lady GaGa asked me to have sex with him, I’d do it.

      He seems like a decent kinda guy if you ask me. I really can’t the problem with this dude.

    • Philosopher says:

      11:04am | 16/01/13

      ‘milking it for all it’s worth’... good one, Mouse! Although somehow I think Lady Ga(g) Ga(g) is a little too self-absorbed to actually nurse a baby; a trip to a Malawi kindy coming up? And if Subo is correct, s/he would be unable to anyway.

    • Gregg says:

      08:54am | 16/01/13

      It is not just tasteless and might provoke some who see it as provoking in a kinky way but it also looks quite ridiculous.
      Like what ever happened to just nicely rounded breasts!

    • Andrew says:

      09:13am | 16/01/13

      She is american and i assume this happened in america. She should just invoke the second amendment. If the NRA can get away with being even more insensitive than it should be fine for Lady Gaga.

    • Troy Flynn says:

      11:13am | 16/01/13

      The true test will be if the people of conneticut boycott her shows for it.

    • TrevorA says:

      09:13am | 16/01/13

      Fair and Balanced - The Murdoch iniatative.
      Yesterday The Australian published the news that the Newspoll released increased the difference between both parties to 51-49.
      A big improvement and shows sign of an intensive year.
      This mornings Heraldsun was delivered with not a mention of the Newspoll
      a whisper or even an apology for yeterdays editorial. The front page and pages 4 and 5 were totally covered in the car crash by the wife of the Leader of the Opposition in Melbourne that resulted with serious injury.
      WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD thundered the paper with all the force of that it could raise.
      But the Murdoch funded Newspoll did not get a mention yesterday on line or in print today.
      So what does make Fair and Balanced work in this day and age. Does anybody believe if .Is this manipulation of the news is justified because of the owners politics.
      How low can we go to get rid of a party the owner hates.
      Fair and Balanced ROTFLMAO

    • Colin says:

      09:13am | 16/01/13

      Look everyone I’ve got strange objects attached to my bra!.......Yawn. If Gaga can’t give us a sex tape she may as well retire from public life. I’m beginning to think she’s a prude.

    • Colin says:

      09:49am | 16/01/13

      @ Colin (Not the Real One)

      Oh, I see; my post doesn’t get published, but some microcephalic meathead pinches my name to post…Nice one.

    • Son of Colin says:

      10:21am | 16/01/13

      Super-Nice if you ask me!

    • Colin says:

      10:52am | 16/01/13

      @ Son of Colin

      “Super-Nice if you ask me!”

      And so it is with all those anonymous ‘Debaters’ on here: Rather than argue with someone, just simply approve of idiots hijacking posts. This isn’t a debating site, it’s just full of petty-minded little passive-aggressive types who (because they don’t know how to win an argument, or even string sentences together properly for that matter) resort to primary school antics.

    • Michael says:

      11:08am | 16/01/13

      Shows that you are having some sort of impact Colin (real Colin) for what ever it’s worth to you. Now that you know you can, best decide what kind of impression you want to leave.

    • Colin says:

      11:26am | 16/01/13

      @ Michael

      Gosh, Michael, I didn’t know that you cared… grin

    • Michael says:

      11:40am | 16/01/13

      Sure i do Colin, i like you best when you are using you “skillz” very entertaining smile

    • Philosopher says:

      11:49am | 16/01/13

      Could the Real Colin use a sort of pass-word, written in High Classical Latin? Perhaps the correct use of declensions would sort the Citizen Plebian from the Barbarius Vulgate…

    • Tim says:

      12:34pm | 16/01/13

      “it’s just full of petty-minded little passive-aggressive types who (because they don’t know how to win an argument, or even string sentences together properly for that matter) resort to primary school antics. “

      Colin,
      primary school antics?

      Would that be like calling anyone who disagrees with them a “Bogan” by any chance?

    • Mouse says:

      12:37pm | 16/01/13

      hahahahaha Colin (the real one) you have now joined the coveted list of honoured Punchers that have doppelgangers! Hold your head up high and be proud that some lost soul has latched onto you. Don’t worry buddy, us regular Punchers will always know the “real” Colin!  lol :o)

    • James1 says:

      12:53pm | 16/01/13

      Philosopher, my Latin is very poor, but how about this: mea hovercraft plena est anguillae.

    • fast fox says:

      12:02pm | 16/01/13

      So who will hold the greens to account?

      Anyone

    • Robert S McCormick says:

      10:05am | 16/01/13

      As some may have noticed the CSIRO have released a report about Climate Change & the results of their modelling. Their report stresses that what that modelling predicts is what May, Might, or Could happen and what Would happen IF certain scenarios came into play.
      I wonder how long it will be before all those self-appointed Climate Change Experts, including a certain palaentologist currently being paid a reported $180,000.00 per year to spout the Government’s line, will twist the entire report & claim that what the modelling shows is that the changes Predicted by the CSIRO will, in fact, take place?
      I believe the CSIRO. I also believe that each one of us, whether we are true believers or doubters, should do our personal bit to reduce the garbage we pump into the air, land, seas & rivers. Now I know poor old South Australia is regarded as a bit of a joke by the rest of Australia but stop for a moment & think of the effect their much-maligned Container Deposit Scheme has had on South Australia’s environment? SA currently recycles practically 100% of all Drink containers (cans, bottles-glass & plastic, flavoured milk cartons etc.) People VOLUNTARILY take collect them & take them to the bottle-oh.
      Yes, I know the Drink manufacturers tell you that their sales will drop. No they won’t. One even lied & told us that they had to do “Special Label” runs just for SA. That was a blatant & deliberate Lie.
      No matter which State or Territory you live in, have a look at the next can of Coke or Pepsi etc. every single can has a small note on it stating “10c Deposit if Purchased in SA”
      Don’t think about collecting them & taking them to SA for there is a massive fine if you do & get caught. Having Interstate Number Plates is a dead give-away!!!
      Have a look around the Eastern States. There are drink containers lying about everywhere. I was recently in my home State, Victoria, We stopped at a small Park in Ballarat for lunch. We collected & binned over 100 drink containers.
      Do we really need to leave our homes in the morning & leave the Air-conditioning running all day? No, we don’t & remember it is not good for your pets.
      Do we really need to have the house a-blaze with lights when we are only using one or two rooms? Of course not.
      Are we so physically incapable now that we have to leave every thing on “Stand-By”. No
      Is our time so valuable that we have to leave our computers switched on 24/7?
      Just how long does it take to boot-up your computer today? A few seconds?
      Surely we have not become so dependent on being told what to do that we can’t take responsibility to Voluntarily do our bit to try & prevent CSIRO’s Predictions becoming Fact?

    • Ohcomeon says:

      10:46am | 16/01/13

      Except all of those things have a minimal impact. Climate Change needs to be addressed primarily by changing the outputs of
      -Industry
      -Vehicles
      -Agriculture.

      Any earth hour type thing is simply a sop, and often used by companies for greenwashing, to prevent them making any meaningful changes.

    • Philosopher says:

      11:58am | 16/01/13

      actually I am one of those 99.9 percenters who had not noticed. Mostly because I read more interesting material than CSIRO reports. The Punch gives a frightening insight into what passes the time for a lot of people… and yes I am alive to the tautological absurdity of this observation.

    • Sady says:

      10:07am | 16/01/13

      What a sad world we live in.
      Boral announce 700 Australian jobs to go and their share price increases.
      One day we will discover that all of the jobs have been sent overseas and we will end up a modern third world nation ripe for the picking by China.

    • john santana says:

      11:02am | 16/01/13

      While we remain the most overpayid low skill workers in the world our jobs will continue to go overseas. Whilst my thoughts go out to the families of those who lost there jobs rather then wasting money supporting dead end, inefficient, industries its time we used that money to move people into industries that we, as Australians, actually have a comparative advantage in.

    • Andrew says:

      11:08am | 16/01/13

      Not surprised, Boral has been struggling and seen a steady decrease in employees since the 2007 financial year from the information i have seen and the return on its equity is pretty low.

      In order to be a good employer you need to be profitable. Thats why companies like google top the employee satisfaction surveys.

      It is sad, hopefully all the people laid off can find work somewhere else and hopefully somewhere else.

    • JTO says:

      12:14pm | 16/01/13

      JS - As a genuine question, what are those industries where we have a comparative advantage? Are they all highly skilled (meaning we lock out a significant portion of the population)? It’s been a common idea for a few decades now but people with no skills and not a lot of smarts (no offense intended) need jobs too. Not everyone can be an engineer or a doctor.

    • mikem says:

      11:28am | 16/01/13

      This woman is so far up herself it isn’t funny.  Pretty clear where she stands on the gun debate issue.  I wonder though whether she will still feel that way when someone she knows is the victim of the gun madness which infects America.

    • Robert S McCormick says:

      11:43am | 16/01/13

      “Ohcomeon says”
      I agree that Industry, Vehicles & Agriculture & in particular those producing Aluminium have to be made to clean up their act & if in doing so that roll of Alfoil triples in price so be it.
      And, Yes, I agree that
      “Those individual actions to clean up the place do have a minimal impact” BUT if 1, 2, 10, 20 or 1000 million people take those same steps to try and address the problem the impact will change from Minimal to Immense.
      For example if all Australians, that is most of us, who live within walking, a couple of kms, distance of a Train Station, Tram or Bus Stop, who usually take their single-occupant cars into Australian towns & cities every day left their cars at home & used Public Transport (Come on, Melbournites you have one of the best, multi-option public transport systems in the world) the impact would be immense. It won’t happen because most are far to selfish.
      I suppose it’s a bit like that “Not in MY backyard” attitude so many adopt.
      Or, if you will, “Let everyone else do their bit but why should I?”
      As you say those Earth Hour event are just a sop, paying lip-service to environmental issues. Example: SA banned the use of those “single-use” PVC supermarket bags. What happened? Sales of bin liners (same PVC) of all sizes skyrocketed. Supermarkets started selling what they cal Green Bags, now available in a multitude of colours, They are also made of exactly the same PVC only thicker, eventually they become so dirty (unlike Cotton or Hemp bags you can’t wash them) they are unusable so off they go to the tip
      They have also introduced thicker PVC plastic bags which eventually go the same way.
      Woolworths, Coles & ALL the Independents could just as easily have introduced Washable, recyclable, non-polluting Cotton or Hemp bags.

    • NikRaf of Victoria says:

      12:28pm | 16/01/13

      what a boob and a shameless grab for attention

    • Lasa Bailey says:

      12:28pm | 16/01/13

      she is two bob short of the quid, and all this is for the public, “it sells records” she simply has a good voice and a great marketing team, I don’t like her, but listen to some of her music, I don’t like Tom Cruise either, but I watch his movies, some [people are just out there, but that does not mean they have nothing to offer

    • Traxster says:

      12:49pm | 16/01/13

      Lady Gaga ??
      she lost me the first time I heard someone mention her name….

 

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