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You can stick it in your bum-bum

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Incontinentia, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Scruby told to stick it in the pooper:


    Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has responded angrily to comments made by the head of the Pedestrian Council of Australia 12 days out from the start of a trial marking the return of open speed limits to the Stuart Highway.

    The NT News reports Harold Scruby is demanding Giles and his government resign for putting lives in danger and ignoring the territory’s high road toll average (21 road deaths per 100,000 persons) – four times the national average of about five road deaths per 100,000 persons.

    Claiming he would ensure tourist agencies around Australia stopped recommending people visit the Northern Territory, Scruby said the trial is “far more dangerous than the crocodile”, calling it the most disgraceful thing he’s seen in 20 years in road safety.

    “Every responsible organisation in Australia has condemned it including the Northern Territory Police,” Scruby said.
    “The most despicable thing is the minister is purporting to have a report that apparently says that it’s safe but he won’t release the report.

    “People are going to die as a result of this decision as every hoon will be going up to test their car there.

    “We will be demanding the minister’s resignation and the entire government for supporting such an anti-road safety decision.”

    In response to the comments, Giles labelled Scruby a “moron” who should focus on advocating for pedestrians.

    “Harold Scruby is a waste of space,” Giles said.
    “More pedestrians die each year than drivers at speed. Harold needs to start advocating for pedestrians and not talk about speed.

    “He can do a petition but I’ll say put the petition up your backside. He needs to look after pedestrians or get a life.
    “The biggest killer on our roads is alcohol and [not wearing] seat belts. More pedestrians are drunk when they’re killed. What is he doing?”

    Calling the trial a hillbilly decision by a hillbilly government, Scruby said, “It’s the only place in the world where it will happen on an undivided road.”

    Announced late last year, the 12-month trial program will reintroduce open speed limits on a 200km stretch of the Stuart Highway between Barrow Creek south and Alice Springs from February 1.

    Doctors representing the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Australian Medical Association NT, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have united to urge the NT Chief Minister to reconsider the speed limit removal.

    NT Transport Minister Peter Styles said at the time of the trial’s announcement that, “In the 10 years between 2001-2011 there wasn’t any speed related fatalities on this stretch of road”. He also made it clear that existing speed limits for learner and provisional drivers and heavy vehicles would be maintained and that police would continue to prosecute dangerous drivers and increase the enforcement of drink driving and the non-wearing of seatbelts.

    The section of the Stuart Highway hosting the trial is currently being upgraded at a cost of $3.1 million.

    The NT’s highways were restricted to a maximum of 130km/h in 2007 by the then Labor Government.
  2. As a Darwin local, I'm not a big fan of Adam Giles, but for once the little twit is on the money.

    On behalf of the rest of the sensible road using residents of the Northern Territory, Harold Scruby, please go f*** yourself.
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  3. Scruby is a politician looking for a reason (any reason) to justify his position.

    His pedestrian council consisted of him and a secretary for many years, he chose the title as it's deliberately disingenuous, and is designed to sound more "official" and grander than it actually is.
    The man's an idiot who does way more harm than good.
  4. What's a really good suburb brick? May very well be making the move from SA for a nice little bonus
  5. Harold Scruby's council is very pedestrian.
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  6. When I saw the title, I thought it was about a Target ad.
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  7. About time Scruby got the response he deserves.
  8. Maybe its time the community takes a look at the funding arrangements for these organisations. They too should concentrate on their own failings like the massive hospital waiting queues. Arseholes!

    "Doctors representing the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), Australian Medical Association NT, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM), and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have united to urge the NT Chief Minister to reconsider the speed limit removal."
  9. You will find that most of the medical organisations are funded from member contributions (like unions are) and from charging insane amounts of money to get accredited at the end of your training.
    The various medical organisations tend to associate with wowsers on both sides of politics, but I guess that when you spend your entire working life fixing other people's fcuk ups you will advocate for any position that reduces the amount of death you see (or you think will reduce the amount).
    That being said I believe that we would all benefit if people stuck to their areas of expertise. Ie docs stick to fixing people not 'assisting' with road policy or for that matter starring in sanctimonious road safety ads.
    If exposure to something makes you an expert in it then the number of assholes I deal with on a daily basis would make me a world class proctologist.
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  10. I'll just leave this here:
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  11. Also a local and not a fan of the current CLP government but Gilesy has got this one right, I remember when most of the Stuart Highway was unrestricted, very few fatalities then on the highway, most of the NT fatalities are in urbanised areas! As an example last night a pedestrian was hit and killed by a motorcyclist when the pedestrian suddenly crossed in front of the bike, one dead pedestrian and one rider in hospital with multiple fractures and a written off bike, a very regular occurrence up here with drunken "local" pedestrians actually playing chicken in the traffic, I've witnessed this first hand with one deliberately standing in the middle of the road in peak hour traffic!
  12. Is it the same Harold Scruby? Seems very bloody ironic if so.
  13. Quoted for truth.
  14. Absolutely the same Scruby. He still lives at the same address too.
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  15. Put a bit of music to it and Stick it up your bum bum will sound like chitty chitty bang bang.
  16. what will the highway patrols do now to make up the revenue , sell cookies ?
  18. So Scruby was a real estate agent before becoming a professional wowser, was he? Has the man no redeeming features?. At least we now know how to positively tell when he's talking bollocks. His lips move.

    *Rhetorical question.
  19. As bad, a spin doctor (marketing) according to his Bio site
  20. He also sold used cars.