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Aidan Brufort Bruford to face four charges of property damage

johnboy 21 April 2005 53

ABC Online are reporting that former Advisor to the Chief Minister (and soon to be employee of the Chief Minister’s Department if the CM is to be believed), Aidan Brufort, is going to be charged by police for his spray stencilling ways.

ACT Policing has now confirmed Mr Bruford has been served with a summons to report to the ACT Magistrate’s court next Wednesday.

He will face a total of four charges of property damage.

Can our police contingent confirm if this sort of delay (he was caught on 07-APR-05) is normal?

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Loudon Prufrock 8:25 am 25 Apr 05

Daylight savings time – another bit of bastardry from the comrades!

bonfire 9:12 pm 24 Apr 05

i apologise, i was still on daylight savings time.

johnboy 11:32 am 24 Apr 05

let people go about their own lives with less government control and way less political correctness.

Well Shaun I think the people who’s property was damaged by the man from the Chief Minister’s office (while sending his PC message) feel the same way.

Shaun 10:46 am 24 Apr 05

I agree totally that this guy should not have lost his job. For f*@k sake this country really needs to grow up and let people go about their own lives with less government control and way less political correctness.

Loudon Prufrock 10:08 am 24 Apr 05

No! No! No! Johnboy, please do not deprive us of R***** C**** ravings. I was saving them to re-read in my twilight years together with my L Ron Howard collection and the Trotsky guide to greyhound racing.

Could you please obtain R C’s thoughts on crop circles?

Bonfire, you are an untrustworthy bastard. I was at The Canberra City Council chambers at 3 a.m. with my tin of Wattle Solarguard and you were not to be found. I had to explain to a Constable that I only intended to sniff some fumes and then had to prove it.

I feel a tad queer (and not for you RC).

johnboy 4:53 pm 23 Apr 05

Our friend commented “I love free speech”.

johnboy 2:42 pm 23 Apr 05

You need to read a little more Kant.

You also need to stop reading websites you don’t like.

And to learn to tell the difference between the general and the specific.

But frankly mate I just don’t care.

And I’ve had enough of your manner here.

Next time you post under that name or use obscenity we will delete it.

Straighten up or ship out. I care not either way.

RandomC*nt 11:50 am 23 Apr 05

Ah, your pseudo-intellectual moral posturing knows no limits johnboy. Your penchant for putting words into other people’s mouths and disclaiming your own words is second to none. Your confusion about democratic theory is priceless.

Anyway, here are some direct rebuttals:

You never called me a ‘lefty’? Well you AT LEAST insinuated it:

“you were sadly let out of school without a working understanding of how society actually works (rather than how lefty teachers might want it to work)”

I introduced obscenity to this website (which “we, the people” don’t thank me for)? How’s this from Mr Evil:

“Firing squad? Hang the little shit!”

Didn’t hear any pompous moralising about that language or sentiment, nor have you condemned those who have been callling for “revenge graffiti”.

And finally a little quote for you from Immanuel Kant, the philsophical father of the “free society” that you love so much:

“of all the forms of republican government (autocratic, monarchical, democratic) democracy is, of necessity, a despotism.”

Let your fertile mind chew over that one as you enjoy the nationalistic chest-thumping of Anzac Day.

johnboy 10:15 pm 22 Apr 05

RandomExpletiveDeleted –>

Note that you’ve chosen to bring obscenity into our space. We do not thank you for that.

You said:

Also, the reason I respond with insults is that there is a continual stream of ‘lefty’, ‘commie’, ‘ALP-affiliated’, ‘bleeding heart’ commentary whenever anyone takes a position against the “we, the people” line.

You have confused me with other people. I did not call you any of those things.

A minor public vandal in a political cause is fit for many jobs, but a political advisor is not one of them.

That is just my opinion, it is up to other people to decide for themselves if they agree or not. I’m just one voice on a website.

Democracy is not about elected dictatorship. Democracy in the modern world sprang from a government, already constrained in its powers, accepting further oversight in the form of elections.

Free society is a precursor to true democracy. Elected Tyranny fails even that precursor.

Winning an election confers no absolute power.

bonfire 4:03 pm 22 Apr 05

hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. im thinking of stencilling some graffitti over the weekend.

see you all at the assembly, 3AM sunday morning. BYO stencil and spraycan.

David Heidelberg 3:31 pm 22 Apr 05

Big Difference there Anon

The baggage handler was actually at work when he stole a customer’s item and placed it on his head.

Aidan’s actions, although illegal, took place during his own time. Big difference.

Besides, I think that the guy with the camel on his head was funny.

2:27 pm 22 Apr 05

So David, do you think the QANTAS baggage handler who roamed around the Sydney airport with the Camel’s head over his head shouldn’t have been sacked either, and instead should have just been dealt with by the law?

LurkerGal 1:59 pm 22 Apr 05

Bugger, I get it. I means may that be the last time you use the supid numbers thing.

LG – A bit slow today.

LurkerGal 1:55 pm 22 Apr 05

Sorry Git, I still don’t get it.

“May that be the last time I l33t”. By my understanding of the entry, it would mean “may that be the last time I elite”.

English is better…….. And universally understood on this forum.

David Heidelberg 1:48 pm 22 Apr 05

The histrionics taking place are unbelievable. I’m with randomc*nt.

Stanhope didn’t endorse this guy’s work. If that were the case, he would have lobbied to have charges dropped. That didn’t happen.

The matter is being dealt with be the law, and that is where it should have ended.

RandomGit 9:10 am 22 Apr 05

@LurkerGal, all these pop cultural phenomenon can be searched at

In particular to your current concern is

RandomC*nt 8:59 am 22 Apr 05

Lovely discourse on civil society johnboy, but you neglect the key to the whole idea of political liberalism: all citizens ae equal and are subject to the same treatment under the rule of law. Aidan is being subjected to the law (more rigorously than your average first-time minor offender) as well as losing his job and being slandered in the media and on websites like this. is this your idea of ‘civil society’?

Also, the reason I respond with insults is that there is a continual stream of ‘lefty’, ‘commie’, ‘ALP-affiliated’, ‘bleeding heart’ commentary whenever anyone takes a position against the “we, the people” line.

Let me also address a neat little contradiction that you have included in your last post. First you claim that I don’t understand that people don’t agree on everything. Then you claim that the Assembly represents “We, the people”. Well, both these things can’t be supported by your argument, unless you think that everyone DOES agree or that the majority should make the rules, in which case Stanhope was entitled to reject your calls for Aidan’s sacking because he won the election (that’s where “we, the people” get to express our views). Geddit? More to the point, there is nothing in the law about sacking people who are caught stencilling. Nothing. Remember that when you want to comment on “the social contract”.

In any case, I know that there are many more views on this than the simple “left”, “right” dichotomy that you paint. It’s typical of politics that this over-simplification gets peddled ad nauseum in order to stifle genuine debate.

Finally, if there are no criminals allowed in the assembly, there would be no assembly.

LurkerGal 8:54 am 22 Apr 05

Ok, I can’t stand it anymore. It’s frigging everywhere and I’m going to open my mouth and reveal myself to be a fool rather than keep it closed etc etc.

What the HELL does l33t mean?????? I hate it when people replace letters with numbers because they are too ignorant to spell, but this one is everywhere lately and I’m worried I’m missing out on something.

RandomGit 8:10 am 22 Apr 05

JB, I am gay for your p0wnag3 ski11z.

May that be the last time I l33t.

johnboy 11:59 pm 21 Apr 05

Perhaps coincidence that the Ministerial Media Release Page has nothing from Ted Quinlan since before young Aidan got to know the police?

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