Blast from the past. Feel the Power of Canberra

johnboy 24 December 2013 23

For over a decade the infamous “Feel the Power of Canberra” campaign has been the but of ridicule.

But Loose Brown has just found the vid on YouTube and, well, I don’t know. It’s held up rather well hasn’t it?

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KB1971 KB1971 7:54 pm 26 Dec 13

RadioVK said :

KB1971 said :

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

When I worked at Vee H Aviation we stored that jet in our big hangar. We all wanted to go up in it until we saw that the ejector seats had been disabled for “safety reasons”…….

Disarming the ejector seats would be standard practice when “civilianising” an ex-military aircraft, at least here in Australia. That would have been the least of my worries…

Yep although apart from that it was quite air worthy and had low hours on it compared to the two Cessna Titans and the Conquest ( all nudging 30,000 hours ).

The thing is with something like that is it becomes a dart when it loses power unlike something like a Cessna 182 which has enough wing span and control that you MAY be able to land safely.

When it all goes wrong in that there is no chance. Having said that, I do often wonder if it was the jet that killed two in a joy flight before the Bathurst car race a few years ago.

davo101 davo101 7:31 pm 26 Dec 13

joingler said :

I’d never heard of it and wasn’t able to find any info about it after a google search. Have you got a source for that?

Was falling off horses a bit of a habit for Ms Carnell?

Roundhead89 Roundhead89 4:40 pm 26 Dec 13

MERC600 said :

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I too couldn’t find anything aboit Kate suing Pegasus. Nothing in the crimes, and they would have been onto it like a gull onto a hot chip.

Is this the Kate Carnell cheer squad? It happened. I heard it with my own ears. And I wrote to the Crimes at the time about it and the letter was published. A lot of people here are in total denial.

c_c™ c_c™ 3:31 pm 26 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

joingler said :

I didn’t think it was such a bad ad.

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I’d never heard of it and wasn’t able to find any info about it after a google search. Have you got a source for that?

I’m not surprised you can’t find it in a Google search. At the time it was initially reported by WIN News and local ABC radio and as soon as those reports went to air her minders went into overdrive to stop any other media reporting it, threatening defamation proceedings. As a result the CT pulled the story and WIN and the ABC didn’t follow it up. A few days later Carnell shaved her head for a Camp Quality fundraiser and jumped tandem out of a plane for charity to ensure the happy talk about benevolent Kate drowned out any talk of her trying to screw a struggling charity for thousands of dollars compo.

I’m calling BS on this.

Firstly there’s a fundamental factual error, that being she was trying to screw money out of a charity. In cases like this, you sue to recover for expenses from the insurance company who provide the public liability cover. That system exists precisely so that people with a legal right to compensation do not miss out due to the at fault party’s financial circumstances, or because a relationship would make seeking money from the other party difficult.

Secondly, for the time Carnell was in office, Canberra still had local news services provided by Prime and TenCapital.

Thirdly, threatening defamation would have been an empty threat and any media outlet worth it’s salt would know that. Truth + public interest defences would have been available, plus presumably this would have happened after 1992 meaning the ACT Television precedent would have existed. And even with all that, it remains that a polly would realise they risk amplifying the damage to their reputation by not only doing something, but then trying to silence media reporting on it.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:24 pm 26 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

joingler said :

I didn’t think it was such a bad ad.

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I’d never heard of it and wasn’t able to find any info about it after a google search. Have you got a source for that?

I’m not surprised you can’t find it in a Google search. At the time it was initially reported by WIN News and local ABC radio and as soon as those reports went to air her minders went into overdrive to stop any other media reporting it, threatening defamation proceedings. As a result the CT pulled the story and WIN and the ABC didn’t follow it up. A few days later Carnell shaved her head for a Camp Quality fundraiser and jumped tandem out of a plane for charity to ensure the happy talk about benevolent Kate drowned out any talk of her trying to screw a struggling charity for thousands of dollars compo.

lol

MERC600 MERC600 1:15 pm 26 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I too couldn’t find anything aboit Kate suing Pegasus. Nothing in the crimes, and they would have been onto it like a gull onto a hot chip.

Roundhead89 Roundhead89 11:54 am 26 Dec 13

joingler said :

I didn’t think it was such a bad ad.

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I’d never heard of it and wasn’t able to find any info about it after a google search. Have you got a source for that?

I’m not surprised you can’t find it in a Google search. At the time it was initially reported by WIN News and local ABC radio and as soon as those reports went to air her minders went into overdrive to stop any other media reporting it, threatening defamation proceedings. As a result the CT pulled the story and WIN and the ABC didn’t follow it up. A few days later Carnell shaved her head for a Camp Quality fundraiser and jumped tandem out of a plane for charity to ensure the happy talk about benevolent Kate drowned out any talk of her trying to screw a struggling charity for thousands of dollars compo.

RadioVK RadioVK 11:42 am 26 Dec 13

KB1971 said :

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

When I worked at Vee H Aviation we stored that jet in our big hangar. We all wanted to go up in it until we saw that the ejector seats had been disabled for “safety reasons”…….

Disarming the ejector seats would be standard practice when “civilianising” an ex-military aircraft, at least here in Australia. That would have been the least of my worries…

maxblues maxblues 10:25 am 26 Dec 13

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I don’t want to be mean-spirited but when you said “mean-spritness” did you mean mean-spiritedness? By the way, I’d vote for the horse that bucked her.

joingler joingler 9:47 pm 25 Dec 13

I didn’t think it was such a bad ad.

Roundhead89 said :

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

I’d never heard of it and wasn’t able to find any info about it after a google search. Have you got a source for that?

Roundhead89 Roundhead89 4:42 pm 25 Dec 13

Antagonist said :

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

Was that before or after she tried to sue Pegasus Riding For the Disabled after she fell off a horse during a celebrity charity event. Yeah, I know I keep bringing this up but I just can’t get over the sheer effrontery and mean-spritness of the woman, and newer residents need to know that such an outrageous thing actually happened in this city.

Antagonist Antagonist 11:47 am 25 Dec 13

steveu said :

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country.

^^^^ There it is. Yet another disaster overseen by Kate Carnell. The only logical explanation I can come up with is that she must have been very happy with a recent purchase of a battery operated ‘marital aid’ from Fyshwick at the time. Feel the power indeed, Kate.

KB1971 KB1971 10:19 am 25 Dec 13

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

When I worked at Vee H Aviation we stored that jet in our big hangar. We all wanted to go up in it until we saw that the ejector seats had been disabled for “safety reasons”…….

beedlebum beedlebum 11:31 pm 24 Dec 13

I didn’t think it was all that bad either. That ad’s still fairly relevant too…

dph dph 6:40 pm 24 Dec 13

grunge_hippy said :

I never saw a problem with the whole thing. Some people have nothing better to do than complain I guess.

It was cheesy & tacky (like most slogans). It sounded like Canberra had done a massive fart & we wanted everyone to feel it…

steveu steveu 6:32 pm 24 Dec 13

IMHO it struck me as being very taunting to the rest of the country, and completely misrepresented the residents of the ACT.

There is very little ‘power’ in Canberra, any ‘power’ is held by the elected representatives everywhere else in the country. Canberra is quite under-represented at a federal level given the population size, purely because we are a territory.

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 5:38 pm 24 Dec 13

I never saw a problem with the whole thing. Some people have nothing better to do than complain I guess.

MERC600 MERC600 4:16 pm 24 Dec 13

RadioVK said :

Anyone remember the “Feel the power of Canberra” Jet? The owner was paid to paint the slogan on the side of his clapped out Iskra to promote Canberra, and it sat on the grass apron at Canberra airport slowly rusting for years.

RadioVK did shake up the brain cells remaing , with the mention of the jet planes.
Did a google and found this

http://the-riotact.com/old-jet-trainerfighter-aircraft-based-at-canberra-airport/6477

HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 3:49 pm 24 Dec 13

A premiership for the Raiders would be a nice touch of nostalgia, if we’re going that way.

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