"I’m officially creeped-out now…
Ordered by an Australian Children’s Court to use the pseudonym of the Colt family to protect the identification of the children, Aussie authorities have discovered a band of very closely related family members living in the rugged hills of Southeastern Australia, as reported by both News Corp Australia and The Daily Mail (of London, England) on Nov. 11, 2013.
While marriage between second or even third cousins is frowned upon in modern Western society, Australian authorities have made public a tale normally reserved for the scripts of Hollywood horror films.
A disturbing account of a dirt encrusted and deformed clan living generations of sexual relations between brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts with their nieces and nephews, and first cousins with first cousins all residing deep in the isolated regions of Australia where few civilized people tread.
Reportedly inhabiting a filthy family-built shantytown comprised of raggedy cloth tents, slapped together sheds, and two garbage strewn caravans (Australian slang for a trailer), law enforcement and community services authorities from the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) found more than they bargained for when following up on a vague rumor of a child from the clan not attending a local school.
According to reports, four generations of inbred Colt family members comprised the band living in the campsite that had no running water or anything even remotely resembling sanitary facilities for the disposal of human feces and urine.
Both the adults and children were found to be riddled with an encyclopedia’s-worth of genetic deformities and medical maladies due to generations of close-kin incest.
A short but telling list of physical problems include:
A boy with a walking impairment and severe psoriasis.
A girl had fragmented and stunted speech.
Another boy with hearing and sight problems.
A baby girl died from a rare genetic disease called Zellweger syndrome.
A separate boy whose eyes were misaligned.
It was common that all clan members were unfamiliar with how to bathe or dry themselves, and most had no clue how to use a toilet or what toilet paper was.
The psychological trauma and the treatment thereof has barely had the surface scratched.
With the band broken down to five family groups, they were comprised sisters Rhonda, 47; Martha, 33; and Betty Colt, 46, who slept every night with her brother, Charlie.
There remaining two groups were of Betty’s daughters who each had children born out of sexual relations between closely related parents.
A dizzying and nightmarish thumbnail sketch of what life in the Colt family includes:
Betty, Martha and Rhonda’s maternal grandparents had been brother and sister.
Betty had 13 children, some of whom were probably fathered by her father, Tim, and her brother, Charlie.
Martha’s children may also have been fathered by Tim.
Betty’s son, Bobby, and Martha’s children, Albert, Jed, Ruth and Nadia were the result of closely related parents, as were the three children of Betty’s daughter, Tammy, 27.
Betty’s son Bobby, 15, who had severe psoriasis and needed urgent dental work, could not talk in a way that could be understood, he wet and soiled his bed and his learning ability was at kindergarten level.
Martha’s sons Albert, 15, and Jed, 14, also had speech problems, no personal hygiene and teeth that were in need of urgent dental work.
Betty’s son Billy, 14, was underweight and not growing properly, as well as having hearing and sight problems, spoke unintelligibly, had an intellectual disability and could barely read or count.
Fourteen-year-old Kimberly Colt was underweight and could not clean her teeth, use toilet paper or comb her hair. She had problems with hearing, speech, sight, could not read or write. When approached by one of the officers who had called at the ‘camp’ Kimberly threatened to cut off the officer’s fingers.
Betty’s son Brian, 12, had extensively decayed teeth, had borderline normal hearing and did not understand showering. His eyes were misaligned and he could not read, write or recognize numbers.
Kimberly told of sexual contact with her uncle, Dwayne, who was 9 years old, while her aunt, Carmen, 8, watched.
Sisters Ruth, 7, and Nadia, 9, had sexual touching with their brothers Albert, 15; Jed, 14; and Karl, 12."
“Washington (AFP) - The United States will send 1,150 Marines to Australia in April, bolstering the roughly 200-member force already in Darwin, officers said Monday.
The reinforcements are part of a planned deployment of up to 2,500 US Marines in Australia by 2016-2017, as Washington pursues a strategic "rebalance" to the Asia-Pacific.
Most of the Marines will come from the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton in California and are "expected to arrive in Australia in early April," the Marine Corps said in a statement.
The force will include four CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters and about 100 personnel to operate and maintain the aircraft, it said.
"These deployments are a tangible demonstration of the United States’ sustained commitment to the US-Australia alliance and to the Asia-Pacific region," said spokesman Colonel Brad Bartelt.
"They enhance security cooperation, disaster response capabilities, interoperability and enable us to train with our partners to develop and maintain our readiness," he said.
President Barack Obama announced the rotational deployment of Marines to Darwin in 2011, a move that has caused irritation in Beijing.
US officials have stressed no permanent American base is being set up in Australia and that the Marines will rotate into Darwin for roughly six-month stints.
In November 2012, Australian and US officials unveiled plans for the American military to station a powerful radar and space telescope in Australia.
Concerned over China's growing military might and assertive stance over territorial claims in the Pacific, Washington has sought to step up its military engagement across the region and bolster defense ties in Southeast Asia.”
“A middle-aged woman unloads a racist tirade at fellow passengers on a train in Australia's biggest city, and again the nation's attitude to racial diversity comes under scrutiny.
She taunts a man and, beside him, an Asian woman. The invective is caught on camera and posted online.
"Can't you get an Aussie girlfriend? You had to get a gook, you sad, poor pathetic man... Is it really that small you can't get an Aussie girl?" she said.
"What's wrong with Hong Kong? Why'd you come to this country? This is our country."
More than a quarter of Australians were born overseas. Theirs is a land that considers itself a multicultural success story, but it is one tainted by an indelible stain of bigotry.”
“Infanticide and bestiality advocate given Australia’s highest civic award
CANBERRA, Australia, June 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Notorious infanticide and bestiality-promoting ‘ethicist’ Peter Singer was made a
medals/companion_order_australia.cfm#significance"Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) this week, sparking strong criticism by pro-life advocates, ethicists, and columnists.
Singer was presented with the award, which is the greatest civic honour in Australia and given for “merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large,” on Monday at the 2012 Queen’s Birthday honours. It was granted for his “eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.”
But USA is no idyll. I would not want to be a poor person either in prison, in need of medical treatment, or psychiatric care in the world's richest country.
Appalling treatment of the mentally ill in American prisons is compared to the 'dark ages'. A six minute radio programme on 10th July - skip forward to 5.50 mins: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048nlfg
Hard core criminals were not transported, they faced the hangman's noose in England for such crimes as murder, rape or impersonating an Egyptian (don't understand that one). Crimes that attracted transportation were " stealing fish from a river, suggesting politicians be paid, petty theft, receiving or selling/buying stolen goods or being suspected of supporting Irish terrorism"
they say the percentage of the current Australian population that are direct descendants of convicts transported from gb is something like 10 percent .
lets see loony ..... I have a house that's never locked I have a workshop 3km away on a block of land with thousands of dollars worth of tools ,,,, never locked and 2 brand new cars that have the keys hanging in the ignition every night . I guess I have a 10 percent chance one day some bread will get stolen from my fridge .I can live with that.... I couldn't be bothered looking up Americas crime rate and prison stats for the 18 century I couldn't care .... Australia would have to be one of the best countrys to live . hell Wednesday my 7 month pregnant wife my 3 year old boy and I drive 10 hours to the snow fields for down hill ski probably using the roads the convicts built. and don't start you claimed Thailand at 3 month was dangerous and now at 7 months to down hill ski . which I might add my gorgeous wife looks pretty damb hot in her ski outfit. thanks to our convicts for making the great country we can enjoy now .... and looney enjoy all your black African descendant crimers and don't forget to lock your house and car or it probably wont be there in the morning
When criminals are deemed insane by the courts in the US, they usually go to the mental institution, not in prison like other criminals. When they want to avoid jail, they claim insanity. Pleading insanity many times mean going to the mental institution rather than prison.
At least, that's how I understand it.
Mark David Chapman, the man who shot Ronald Reagan comes from a rich family. He avoided prison by pleading insanity and going to a mental institution.
America was England second Empire it was a dumping ground for convicts.
North America was used for transportation from the early 17th century to the American Revolution of 1776. In the 17th century, it was done at the expense of the convicts or the shipowners. The first Transportation Act in 1718 allowed courts to sentence convicts to seven years' transportation to America. In 1720, an extension authorised payments by the state to merchants contracted to take the convicts to America. Under the Transportation Act, returning from transportation was a capital offence.
The gaols became overcrowded and dilapidated ships were pressed into service, the hulks moored in various ports as floating gaols. The number of convicts transported to North America is not verified although it has been estimated to be 50,000 by John Dunmore Lang and 120,000 by Thomas Keneally. These went originally to New England, the majority of prisoners taken in battle from Ireland and Scotland. Some were sold as slaves to the Southern states.
From the 1620s until the American Revolution, the British colonies in North America received transported British criminals. The American Revolutionary War brought that to an end and, since the remaining British colonies in what is now Canada were close to the new United States of America, prisoners sent there might become hostile to British authorities. Thus, the British Government was forced to look elsewhere.
L.R, I wouldn't form my opinions based on a brief radio programme, but I pay attention to world news, and don't disbelieve what the journalist has reported in this particular case, yet know there are always several angles to the same story. You don't want to listen to the programme, which is a pity because it would be interesting to hear an informed, open-minded opinion. I mentioned it only because your topic focuses on the various peculiarities of Australia. There are strange things about all countries, and one could discuss ad infinitum on the imperfections of America. But why on this thread, and elsewhere often, do you focus specifically on Australia in this predominantly Russian/Ukrainian dating forum? Have you been there and had an awful experience?
Yes, it's common knowledge here that convicts from UK were sent to Australia several hundred years ago; often for petty offenses by current standards. But what's your point? Australia was certainly not alone.
In the Hungarian/Romanian dispute over Transylvania, Hungary claimed Romania was a penal colony for convicts from the Roman Empire, which I don't doubt - but perhaps two thousand years ago. That should be enough time for reform. And when I asked my friend in central Ukraine her opinions on why some people in the eastern region were so keen to be annexed to Russia, and what was it they disliked about Ukraine so much, she said the population there are mostly indigenous Russians; derived from convicts and the "objectionable" resettled from Russia in the early 1900s, so had no allegiance to Ukraine. "Bad blood", she said, "a bad gene pool".