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Drinking Beer In Oz

Five men accused of belonging to or being “associated with” the Rebels Motorcycle Club in the Australian State of Queensland were arrested today for violating Queensland’s Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment Bill last month. The Bill prohibits three or more members of “a criminal gang” from meeting in a public place. All five face mandatory sentences of six months imprisonment in a special punitive lockup.

After receiving a tip from an unnamed source, police observed the five men drinking beer on archived surveillance video recorded at the Yandina Hotel bar near Brisbane. The men were not drinking together. Police allege all five men are members of the Sunshine Coast chapter of the Rebels MC. The chapter has been in existence for 22 years and during that time no member of the chapter has ever been charged with a criminal offence.

Last month American ATF agent John Ciccone, who has devoted his career to putting bikers in prison, told the Australian Associated Press that he was cooperating with Australia’s anti-bikie cops on a “daily basis.” Ciccone expressed his appreciation for the new Australian laws and described them as “outstanding.”

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Four of the accused men were observed drinking in pairs on opposite sides of the large bar. The fifth man drank alone but occupied the same establishment as the other four.

According to a Rebel named Mike Smith, only two the arrestees are members of the club. Smith told the Brisbane Times that when he entered the bar he was unaware that his two sons and another Rebel were already there. Smith told the Times he went to the local pub to have a beer with his son-in-law who is not a member of the club. Police consider the son-in-law to be affiliated with the Rebels because he installed gutters on the Rebels’ clubhouse.

“What threat do a group of blokes having a beer on the veranda of a pub pose to anyone,” Smith asked the Times. Smith said he and two club brothers were ordered to leave a Queensland court room last month while waiting to testify at a trial. According to Smith, a police sergeant told those three men they could be arrested under the anti-association law for sitting in the same courtroom. The Rebel also said Queensland’s anti-bikie laws were intended to “trap people” rather than prevent crimes.

Operation Lima Birch

The five men were arrested in five paramilitary raids carried out by Australia’s anti-biker army, Taskforce Maxima. The five arrests had been planned for two weeks and were codenamed Operation Lima Birch.

A police press release stated, “The charges relate to the men allegedly associating for several hours at a hinterland hotel in early November…All men are known members of the Rebels Criminal Motorcycle Gang…A 26-year-old man is assisting police investigations.”

A police spokesman, Detective Superintendent Mick Niland, was quoted as saying, “This sends a clear message to all members of criminal motorcycle gangs that police will take action in every instance where evidence and information is received. Police from the Sunshine Coast have done a great job investigating the information provided by the community which has resulted in a positive result today. I’d like to reinforce to the community across the state to continue to assist police to stop illegal activities and criminal actions of gang members.”

 

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  1. Whitepride Says:

    WTF??? And people thought communist Russia was bad! You know “CORKY” Ciccone dreams of having these types of laws for the US. I pray that it won’t get that bad here in the land of the free but I’ve seen the feds pull some shit that disgusts me. This isn’t the same country that I swore an oath to defend!

  2. 10Gauge Says:

    FFFFFFFFFFFF. TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT. PPPPPPPPPPPP
    F T P P
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    FFFFFFFFFF T PPPPPPPPPPP
    F T P
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  3. Stevo Says:

    Speechless.

  4. Road Whore Says:

    Jarrod Bleijie and John Ciccone must be absolutely creaming their panties over this one.

    And as for “Taskforce Maxima,” all I can say is that I’m glad I didn’t have a mouthful of liquid when I read that, or I would have to buy a new computer today. What horny doped-up teenagers are running the government and police over there??? Somebody’s into way too much Sci-Fi!

    I think it says all that needs to be said about the world’s current state of affairs that a chapter has been in existence for 22 years and in all of that time no member has ever been charged with a criminal offence, but now a man is suddenly a criminal because the State says so, with no burden of proof other than that he chooses to affiliate himself with like-minded individuals. So a club somewhere has a clubhouse and they need some roofing done, or a floor repaired, or a remodel and they hire me, an independent, licensed contractor to come do the work because I’m one of the best, and I’m now suddenly a “criminal” by association? Fuck me…I hope a bunch of patch holders begin to run for political offices at all levels and begin to fight the power. Save The Patch needs to become a massive lobby with the ability to bend the ear of someone in Washington.

    “The more you look, the more you see.”
    FTP DTM FTG FTW STP SYLPH

    Ride FREE!

  5. Phuquehed Says:

    1939 Nazi Germany to a fucking ‘T’, and/or Stalin’s Russia where your neighbor is told to ‘report’ on their neighbor(s) in the hopes of getting a reward of some type or a favor of extra food or something but will be punished as badly as or even worse than the offender for *not* turning them in.

    There was only one way to fight the scum who made things get that way and that is to fight back, literally. If they have to shove a fucking pussy wine glass into a pigs eye or anywhere potentially fatal, then do it, because I don’t see those poor guys in the clubs in Australia winning this battle politically or legally, not when the laws are already taking effect and people are getting burned. The fucking pigs and lawmakers there in Australia have no shame for what they’re doing so long as they get to keep their jobs.

    As I see it: A dead Australian lawmaker who supports these bullshit laws and any Australian pig that enforces them, is a good one.

    Oh, and that faggot Ciccone I hope catches a disease that is fatal and painful.

  6. Sieg Says:

    Coming soon to a slopchute near you…

    Don’t feel too sorry for the bikers down under, they brought it on themselves.

    When they should have been doin the TCB together they were too busy fighting each other, plain n simple.

    And it’s coming here, sooner than most want to believe.

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIAR
    5 to 1
    SYLO

  7. Rashomon Says:

    I’d agree with Sieg on this but given the current situation, it must be time for all PH’s to head to their local watering holes and get themselves arrested – when the arrests start running into the hundreds and the court system starts getting overrun, things might start to change – time to start pushing back against this rampant stupidity IMO rather than getting picked off one or two at a time.

  8. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Heil Taskforce Maxima.

    YYZ Skinhead

  9. OC VAGO 1%er Says:

    SAVE THE PATCH! people. This is here already. Get on board. It doesn’t take much to help the cause. Contact your local COC.

  10. WARTHOG Says:

    A most profound post from Patrick James:
    ARM YOURSELF WITH WHAT MATTERS MOST!

    “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Stephen Hawking

    We seem to have so many armchair warriors out there sitting in front of their computer screens, spouting ‘bloody rebellion’ that it truly starts to become nauseating. I understand the resolve of the American Patriot… I truly do, and I also know that backed into a corner WE will IMPROVISE, ADAPT AND OVERCOME, but you cannot ever be at a tactical disadvantage against a larger force or it’s a recipe for disaster.

    We have to find our tactical advantage and exploit it… not physically, but mentally! We have to start fighting fire with fire! The conservative crowd has always taken the moral ‘high ground’ on many issues while we let the PROGRESSIVES go underground and infiltrate into our societal infrastructure. We have to start using their tactics to fight back! It took our Founding Fathers years to prepare for what was to come… and they did it with words first!

    Knowledge of the enemy is the most powerful tool in our arsenal… and it allows you to exploit their weaknesses! Our forefathers did not fight using traditional battle tactics, they used ‘GUERRILLA WARFARE’ tactics. I’m sorry but it’s time to get our hands ‘a little dirty’ if we are going to RESTORE OUR COUNTRY! You may have to act as though you are compliant at first… and when they have underestimated your abilities…

    “At first, then, exhibit the coyness of a maiden, until the enemy gives you an opening; afterwards emulate the rapidity of a running hare, and it will be too late for the enemy to oppose you.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    We are definitely in a ‘power struggle’ at the moment… but we have to find allies in Washington that will help us restore our country! REVOLUTION is upon us… but it is a revolution of words and actions, not death and destruction!

    I look for RESTORATION WITHOUT DESTRUCTION! I am not afraid to fight for my COUNTRY AND CONSTITUTION… but I will do so when all other avenues have been exhausted and I am armed with the most important item in my arsenal; KNOWLEDGE!

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

    Gun Up and Carry…. with knowledge and responsibility
    Patrick James

    L&R,

    warthog

    FTP FTF FTW

  11. Metal Dave Says:

    OC VagoMC, hell yeah man, I believe all (?) clubs gotta be together on this shit; obviously every fucking MC shares a common interest here that transcends club-to-club beef: If there’s EVER an issue that should bond all riders it’s this…

    Anyway, Dear Ciccone: I had a wonderous dream last night ::::sigh:::it was beautiful. I fucking crushed your face with one ham-fisted punch, and woke up with a jizz-dried boxer-spot.

  12. Drifter Says:

    I have not read or heard this mentioned by anyone, so I’ll post it. The Queensland state has a bounty fund according to this October 2013 article.

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/m-bounty-on-gold-coast-bikie-gang-members-offered-by-queensland-government/story-fnihsrf2-1226731151098

    quote;
    “The bounty includes $1000 cash for tip-offs that lead to successful raids and $500,000 for information that results in the successful prosecution or shutdown of a criminal gang.”

  13. Drifter Says:

    @Warthog; quote from the article posted;
    “You may have to act as though you are compliant at first… and when they have underestimated your abilities…’

    A saying I have lived by for years; “One’s underestimation is my first advantage.”

    Respects to ya and hope you have a Great Christmas Season…

  14. Phuquehed Says:

    I’m beginning to wonder if this shit wasn’t brought on because of the ragheads over there.

    Was there nearly this amount of hate toward bikers *before* ragheads created their own patch?

    If it *IS* because of the ragheads starting and causing most of the mayhem and *forcing* the other original clubs to fight far more often (against the ragheads or each other because of something instigated by the ragheads using other clubs), then it’s looking like the lawmakers are cowards and are afraid to simply get the fucking ragheads out of the country, go back to watching a certain ‘type’ of people/culture that creates the most problems (can’t remember the fucking word for that!), so they just lump all the bikers together *because* they’re too afraid to hur the feewings of those making the most trouble.

    I mean hell, is it possible?

    @WARTHOG – Not everyone is going to be a leader. Too many chiefs does not a battle win when 50 of them are sitting at home trying to deploy 10 soldiers.

    Not all of us are quick-witted or eloquent. Not all of us can stand fast in front of someone lying straight to our face (like a politician, etc) without saying something or reacting…and not in a friendly way (IMHO, friendly politicking has gotten the planet where it is – in a shit-hole it doesn’t seem it’s going to be able to dig its way out of *without* getting dirty first!).

    Sure, those mavericks can fuck things up sometimes, but I’ve also heard (and had a few tell me) people say they wish that maverick happened to be there when there *was* some getting dirty to be done. It’s a double-edged sword.

    I’d have been one of those who would have followed Forrester. He told an awful lot in the CSA leadership to fuck off because their way of fighting battles wasn’t going to win the war so he started the guerilla warfare stuff and *never* got caught or lost any of his battles (that I know of). He also turned out to be righEither way, 100% of the people willing to fight a war/revolution will agree on everything nor will they all obey certain ways things are done. I know it’s no good to have an enemy ‘chip away’ at the opposing force but killing/arresting one here, five there, but it happens no matter who’s in charge or what tactics used (look at the poor sob’s in the recent article!).

    There were many a soldier died on battlefields because they *waited* for those in command to do something or make a decision also. Lot of good *that* did anyone.

    Me, I’m gonna keep saying and doing what I say and do at least until someone with some kind of ideas that are actually working tells me where I’d do the best at helping the cause, because so far no one has it and so far the ‘friendly talks’ down there in oz aren’t working…look at what thet shit-stain lawmaker said after the gathering of all those bikers – that fuckwit didn’t listen to or hear a word a one of them said. That’s not winning *anything in any way* and that was “fire with fire”.

    And fuck Patrick James (whoever the hell he is) when he says this about people that are on our side of this ordeal…

    “We seem to have so many armchair warriors out there sitting in front of their computer screens, spouting ‘bloody rebellion’ that it truly starts to become nauseating.”

    Thank you and fuck off and die, Patrick, you’re exactly the kind of REMF I’d *never* fight for if all you can do is be nauseated by those who are willing to fight and die for freedoms cause.

    I guess that fucktard would have said the same thing about all the small guerilla groups in the civil war or the war of independance (like those in that Mel Gibson movie ‘The Patriot’).

    Meh, fuck this, my blood pressure is probably through the rood at the moment. Time to feed the dogs anyway, heh.

  15. Road Whore Says:

    I agree with WARTHOG, and I agree with Phuquehed. BUT, I agree that we have to launch the attack first and foremost with all of the political savvy we can muster, with plenty of “firepower” held in reserve should the time come to fight “fire” with “fire.” We have to find people in power who see things our way, or can be persuaded to see things our way. We eventually have to become the people in power. We can stand up to these fucks and turn the tables on them, I do believe. And Phuquehed…I truly understand, Bro. Hypothetically, I know an old boy who would like to fuck up so many people if he had the chance and it would make a difference, but maybe this old boy, and others, have to hold that in check somewhat while we try and run the wash through a different machine first. If all of that fails…then all bets are off, yes. But right now, WARTHOG is right: we need to make our voices heard, we need to make our case, we need to do to them what they are trying to do to us. And with all of the good ole scooter trash on here, a title I proudly hold, I think the powers that be may have an inkling of what may come if they keep trying to grind the poor folk down.

    Love and respect to my brothers here, regardless of your patch, affiliation, or none…I stand by your side.

    “The more you look, the more you see.”
    FTP DTM FTG FTW STP SYLPH

    All Clubs please ride together in harmony, and everyone: Ride FREE!

  16. Road Whore Says:

    @ Phuquehed: The raghead idea is one I hadn’t considered, but is intriguing and plausible.

    First round, or several, is on me.

    Ride Free

  17. FF Says:

    Hey Corky, you reading this?

    FUCK YOU.

  18. chromedome Says:

    All i can do is smh…….man what the fuck!!!

    @sieg i hear where your comin from man but just cant agree all the way with the “they did it to themselves” philosephy. I mean that seems to be the attitude of alot of people when they are making excuses for the patch hunting that is going on world wide. Kind of a shitty thing to say, jus my opinion, but punishing everyone because of the actions of a few is bullshit. No disrespect intended and im not saying you in any way condone or agree with this stupid shit goin on over there.

    …supportyourlocalwhiteboy…

  19. Stevo Says:

    Chrome dome,

    The Aussie situation IS somewhat unique. There are MC clubs over there with basically no bikes. The genuine bikers call them Nike Bikers. They are basically tattooed, steroided thugs in designer sneakers and MMA T shirts with no interest in the life-think Iron Order being run by the mafia. They are more akin to the soccer hooligans of Europe but way more organised criminality wise. The Aussie authorities are lumping all 1%ers together and hitting them with these Nazi tactics. Its cheap, cowardly policing.

    Stevo

  20. Sieg Says:

    CHROMEDOME…my comments about bringing it on themselves had an extra helping of sarcasm.

    As Stevo pointed out, th scene in oz is major different than it is in the States. Unfortunately the beefs twixt patches there gives the pogs the excuse they need to jump off George Orwell.

    My point was just that we should try to avoid the same mistake here.

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIAR
    5 TO 1
    SYLO

  21. Jim666 Says:

    Well said Sieg.
    Btw hope things are going as well as can be for ya.
    hang in there.
    Jim

  22. Panhead Says:

    @ FF
    LMAO.

    Hey Corky! Fuck you!

    Respects,

    Pan

  23. chromedome Says:

    @sieg…..understood and agreed. Respects to you and yours. When i look back and read my comment i kick my self in the ass lol. Gonna be a long hard fight up boot hill as they say. Keep pushin forward.

    @stevo….point takin….and your right it is a cheap move…

    …supportyourlocalwhiteboy…

  24. Tricky Tramp Says:

    Reposted from previous STP thread

    Took me a while but..
    I think this design could work for the STP shirts
    first attachment is ”how it’ll look”
    second attachment is the ”artwork” for screen printing.

    http://www.bighousecrew.net/designs/STP.A.jpg
    http://www.bighousecrew.net/designs/STP.Artwork_for_screen_print.jpg

    Maybe a COC Rep could submit the design to the Merchandising
    dept. of the COC. They could then be distributed to the various
    swap meets and fund raisers or online outlets.
    Respects. Hope it helps.

  25. Budweiser Says:

    As long as they were drinking Budweiser, it was worth it.

    FTP FTF FTW

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIAR
    5 TO 1
    SYLO

    NUNYA

  26. Anon Says:

    HAHAHAHHHA, you all get what you deserve, your all a bunch of scumbag trash wankers, it was a good day when i made this call and had these trash bags arrested hahahah i will do it again and again and again until there is none of you left, you do not deserve to be on this planet!!!!

  27. YYZ Skinhead Says:

    Wanted everyone to know that the “Anon” who posted above this post is NOT the “anon” who donated $240 to my caretaker when I was doing the charity drive. That “anon” is a real biker. This “Anon” is a troll.

    YYZ Skinhead

  28. Freeman Says:

    I have a vision of the future, rebel will post and notify the fuctard anon that it happened in Australia, and that is ip adress is from oregon or virginia or whatever. god damn troll.

  29. Phuquehed Says:

    Poor widdle anon…must’ve had his woman walk away from him for someone with a real dick and a set of balls.

  30. Austin Says:

    Missing the logic of the “association” between the drinkers. Seems as if three separate parties were in the establishment. Not much of a stretch to include *anyone else* present in the establishment. If people all immediately stop patronizing any businesses and move to house parties Business might get on board with STP too.
    Offering a reward for info? That works both ways.

  31. Sieg Says:

    Austin, you may have hit on something there…

    So, basically these “laws” are saying to the bikers, “you aren’t part of our society”.

    All good. What if all the scooter-trash in Oz, and their associates, took the piggers up on that?

    If they aren’t part of society, and they don’t enjoy any of the rights and privileges that normal Aussie citizens do, then why should they contribute, in any way, to that society.

    Buy only what you absolutely have to and stockpile it.

    If you pay taxes, stop. If you work for someone outside our community and you can, stop. Don’t buy or drink alcohol. Don’t patronize ANY public establishment, whether it’s to eat, drink, or be merry.

    In short, revolution, but shy of the shooting. Just stop participating in their society. See how long it will be before the drink distributors, and the taxmen, and all the people who are dependent on you for labor, money, or approval start to howl.

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIAR
    5 to 1
    SYLO

  32. Road Whore Says:

    @ Tricky Tramp…the artwork looks amazing! Let us know here when they become available and I’ll damn sure buy one or two!

    Ride Free

  33. Sieg Says:

    Here’s a wild thought…

    A National Run to the Pig Palace in Washington. Total truce, all clubs welcome.

    Groups leaving from Miami, el-Lay, Seattle, and San Antone, heading through every major city and pop center they can, picking up riders along the way.

    A solid week camped on the memorial campus, speakers, seminars on the American Freedom Movement, the whole drill. Hell, we could even draft JJ Solari to talk-that’d fuck their collective head up!!!

    FTF/FTP
    TOSIAR

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