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Disgraced Australian-born former entertainer Rolf Harris dead at 93

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Emanating through the burning flames of hell, are the distinctive sounds of the wobble board...

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Murdoch's revenge claims another victim. Isn't it strange how all these paedophiles became such good friends with politicians and members of the British royal family. Anyone would think that the UK had no Special Branch or security services to vet who they were meeting....

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‘Disgraced’? He was a convicted paedophile who showed no remorse.

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He was a convicted criminal who harmed young children like Jimmy Saville.

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Harris was paid to paint a portrait of the queen.

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Saville was always creepy, never liked him, but Harris hid it better and thus tainted a lot of what had been happy memories for me and a whole generation of children. He was good at what he did as an entertainer, unfortunately he was also unbeknown to us at the time a vile predatory pervert.

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Anyone would think that the UK had no Special Branch or security services to vet who they were meeting....

Alfie Naokes

Indeed, another prolific pedophile with a list of royal awards. Shameful.

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"Can you see what it is yet?" Was his catch phrase.

Yes, a Pedo.

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Part of the rich pedo crew. Too many of them.

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PharaohChromiumToday  09:15 am JST

Part of the rich pedo crew. Too many of them.

You seem remarkably well-informed. Please tell us who else we should be closely watching out for.

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Gary Glitter is another, back in jail.

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Another "Lizard of Oz" whose toxic predatory nature was hidden, camouflaged as a multi-talented artist/entertainer with a "cheeky chappy" shtick. At 93 he no doubt agreed with his mate in hell, Jimmy Savile, "it was great while it lasted".

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LudditeToday  08:17 am JST

‘Disgraced’? He was a convicted paedophile who showed no remorse.

Gary Glitter is a super-perv too. And he's back in prison.

> wallaceToday  08:20 am JST

He was a convicted criminal who harmed young children like Jimmy Saville.

When I was eating breakfast in the Ottawa Ramada in 2019, the CBC was reporting about a singer who was going to a courthouse in Toronto to face similar charges. I asked a waitress who that was, she said it was the singer for the now-defunct band Hedford. I have heard them before, they were popular in Canada and the USA. I said that we have an even bigger case in America right now, R Kelly. Everybody's heads turned. His track record spans light-years. His first wife was 15 years old! And his attitudes and actions showed even more in his music over the years.

As it is now, the Hedford singer is now serving around 20 years in the can. He whimpered 'I looooove you' to his wife (!) upon the sentencing. Uh-huh. R Kelly is now serving 35 years in the can for his crimes in NYC. He faces more charges in Chicago and Detroit as well as federal charges of kiddie porn.

There's a similar case with Marilyn Manson right now, his record label dropped him like a rock.

And then there's Bill Cosby. He greatly enriched my entire life, with his comedy and educational shows on TV. And he also pioneered in Black Americans having serious lead roles on TV. When he was convicted of rape in 2018 I was crushed. I mean I was completely SAD. And just recently he got convicted of raping a teenager in the 70s.

Is anything sacred?

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In both cases; Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville, it could be argued that the British aristocracy, various governments, the Royal Family, and the BBC were complicit as many knew what these two predators were doing but turned a blind eye and let it continue because they were very popular and cash cows.

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You know, Rolf even wrote a song while in prison trashing and slandering one of his accusers. The nerve of that creep!

A disgrace to Australia. Good riddance to rotten pervert rubbish.

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Jake the Peg with his extra leg? Two little boys? Tying kangaroos down?

The clues were there for all to see.

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Saville was always creepy, never liked him, but Harris hid it better and thus tainted a lot of what had been happy memories for me and a whole generation of children. He was good at what he did as an entertainer, unfortunately he was also unbeknown to us at the time a vile predatory pervert.

Agree 100%. Savillle was not a figure that children warmed to, but Rolf Harris was, and I think the sense of betrayal is greater.

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Well, I must say that when he was found out to be a child predator, it’s was a huge shock to me, oh yeah.

When I was little I saw him live at Croydon Fairfield Hall, yes, three times with my younger brother and my cousin. He was so popular, especially with us kiddies,

To us be at then he seemEd so funny and clever. splash splash with some paint and a canvas and I a few minutes he had drawn a decent pic. He also did lots of songs and used his wobble board and his didgeridoo. He even performed on a Kate Bush song with his didgeridoo didnt he.

It defies belief that nobody knew anything, mind you he was obviously far less prolific than Mr Savile, who everyone thought was a creep, rummies when I was young was that he was into little boys. The truth turned out to be far far worse.

Well, Rolf is gone now and another chapter closes on a time and events best forgotten and never to be repeated.

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Starpunk:

In reference to Bill Cosby, heard they punished all the actors and actresses from the Cosby show when they cancelled reruns. They no longer got royalties, etc because of one actor. Isn't that group punishment? Would it not be better to air and put a disclaimer in the beginning?

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And just how many more pedo's like him are being shielded by the establishment? We will never know the true numbers.

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