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#31266 - 14 Jul 06 15:56 Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Piss Salon Offline
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I have long suffered living in a part of town serviced only by an Alfa ‘supermarket’ -- a poorly designed, badly laid out muddle of wasted space, a constantly crammed but as yet un-emptied “kritik” box, Islamic literature and DVDs, various stalls of other worthless junk and more wasted space. And that’s before you even enter the supermarket proper.

What lies past the bag check-in – which I refuse to ever use – is … well … ummm … a poorly designed, badly laid out muddle of wasted space, husked rice, cooking oil, disposable nappies, rat traps, durian, instant noodles, candy, no Tabasco Sauce and, of course, more wasted space.

It’s as jangkih-mangkih as it comes. And this is not taking into account the entire setup is serviced by an escalator with steps. Not only does this provide amusing viewing as elderly ibu struggle mightily to load shopping trolleys of cholesterol onto the death trap, but every truckload load of cooking oil and chocolate bread is unloaded the same way. Except of course, in reverse.

If you time it right you can observe fat old women heaving their ample bosom against trolleys under fear of being crushed to death while the forearms of underfed supermarket boys moving in the opposite direction strain to prevent buckled trolleys from careening into three Islamic literature stalls, 12 staff and a man reading the Koran.

Having emerged from the bowels of the building where the rubbish rots, rats lurk and motorcyclists are forced to park, I wasn’t exactly happy to once again have to brush past mission-assigned satpam demanding my bag. Nor was I amused when some Alfa pamphlet boy – the polar opposite of a delightful Marlboro pamphlet girl – slips the latest price deals on goat lard into my hand-basket. However, these happenings, as it would turn out, were the least of my concerns.

In the market for a new headgear after having my helmet cracked during the attempted but unsuccessful re-education of a military convoy, a picture of a helmet on the pamphlet – which was once no doubt part of the Sumatran rainforest -- captured my attention.

German-style helmet in “Nazi black”, beamed the brochure. My grandfather and later my grandfather’s love interest had respectively strafed and fought hand to hand with Nazi scum and their barbaric Japanese allies for the liberation of not only Europe but Southeast Asia and Indonesia itself, only for a recent descendant having to be confronted by this.

Would Alfa management offer specials on sports shoes in “George Bush red, white and blue”? Towels in “PKI red”? Star of David croissants?

Now I know this incident in all likelihood can be blamed on ignorance rather than design, but it rankles. I had some years earlier had some success when I had demanded a leather goods shop in Pasar Festival remove Nazi swastikas from it’s window display; the managers protests of “sudah lama” ending with a “sudah lama this motherfucker” and a slap to his cheek.

However there was to be no such happy ending this time as, as is often the case upon my arrival, the manager had gone into hiding somewhere in the vast bag check-in area. Futilely, my attentions focused on the long-suffering staff, but my goose-stepping and sieg heiling left them with further proof I was a complete loon.

I was of course forced to step over crippled ibu as I was escorted from the building (by my girlfriend, not the satpam) and have barred myself from ever setting foot in the place again. Bring on Carrefour! And may they be able to sell goats during Ramadan.
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#31267 - 15 Jul 06 10:35 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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note to Pispot Saloon:

the war ended 50 years ago. smile

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#31268 - 15 Jul 06 10:54 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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and didn't the nazis steal the swastika from the buddhists in any case? sure, the nazi version "rotates" in the opposite direction, but it's the exact same design otherwise.

now, if jakarta helmet sellers wanted to be really hip and radical and on-the-edge, they'd sell helmets with stars of david plastered on them, along with israeli colours.
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#31269 - 18 Jul 06 05:46 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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and didn't the nazis steal the swastika from the buddhists in any case? sure, the nazi version "rotates" in the opposite direction, but it's the exact same design otherwise.

Excuse my ignorance but wasnt the swastika the aincient greek symbol for food
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#31270 - 18 Jul 06 15:29 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Piss Salon Offline
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Now more than ever, with George Bush, his corporate backers and other cronies polarising a world heading towards implosion (environmentally as well as through religious fundamentalism), the war against Nazis continues however.
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#31271 - 18 Jul 06 15:53 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Polar Bear Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Piss Salon:
Now more than ever, with George Bush, his corporate backers and other cronies polarising a world heading towards implosion (environmentally as well as through religious fundamentalism), the war against Nazis continues however.
Funny how even though Muslims attack Mumbai, London, New York, Bali, kidnap Israeli soldiers and fire rockets into other countries, and preach hatred and destruction, and how china is now the worlds largest environmental polluter, its poo Georges fault.

Or is George Bush now head of Hezbollah? Head of JI? Head of Al Qaeda? Head of Hamas?

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#31272 - 18 Jul 06 15:55 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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George should get a Nobel Peace Prize for not doing what any normal minded human being would have done years ago, and nuked the scum off the face of the earth.

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#31273 - 18 Jul 06 16:14 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Macan Tutul Offline
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Damn guys, you all talking about Nazi? That was my ex BF did...
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#31274 - 18 Jul 06 17:59 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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*smoooches MT* wb girl.. feeling better tonight?

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#31275 - 18 Jul 06 18:01 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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Quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
George should get a Nobel Peace Prize for not doing what any normal minded human being would have done years ago, and nuked the scum off the face of the earth.
Just leave the killing to natural disasters.. the antarctic is melting anyway.

BTW is that true there are 100s dead from tsunami in Java? which part of Java in particular?

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#31276 - 18 Jul 06 18:32 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Macan Tutul Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chocolatea:
*smoooches MT* wb girl.. feeling better tonight?
SMOOCHES AND BIG HUGS for you too Lovely sister, I think I will...thank you so much smile
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#31277 - 18 Jul 06 18:36 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Jokie Jokie Girl Offline
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Registered: 07 Nov 05
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Loc: Central Jakarta
Quote:
Originally posted by Chocolatea:
Quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
George should get a Nobel Peace Prize for not doing what any normal minded human being would have done years ago, and nuked the scum off the face of the earth.
Just leave the killing to natural disasters.. the antarctic is melting anyway.

BTW is that true there are 100s dead from tsunami in Java? which part of Java in particular?
west java babe, Pangadaran..you know that place, for some tourist Pangandaran is the one of the tourist attarction in west java and it's also the famous place smile
yeahhh... not only 100 dead but if I'm not mistaken maybe it's about 260 dead frown
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#31278 - 18 Jul 06 18:40 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Macan Tutul Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chocolatea:
Quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
George should get a Nobel Peace Prize for not doing what any normal minded human being would have done years ago, and nuked the scum off the face of the earth.
Just leave the killing to natural disasters.. the antarctic is melting anyway.

BTW is that true there are 100s dead from tsunami in Java? which part of Java in particular?
Yes it's true sist', the details location from what I've heard is Pangandaran beach...West Java....that was the most damaged around Ciamis, then Cilacap beach....well I had nephews and niece who still kids stay around those beach, and until now I didn't hear anything news from them, hope very very big hope they're fine there....Gosh they're still little... frown
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#31279 - 18 Jul 06 18:43 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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over 200 dead already so sad and very little being said about in the media,...where's the justive huh??
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#31280 - 18 Jul 06 18:53 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Jokie Jokie Girl Offline
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Registered: 07 Nov 05
Posts: 2552
Loc: Central Jakarta
Quote:
Originally posted by Macan Tutul:
Quote:
Originally posted by Chocolatea:
Quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
George should get a Nobel Peace Prize for not doing what any normal minded human being would have done years ago, and nuked the scum off the face of the earth.
Just leave the killing to natural disasters.. the antarctic is melting anyway.

BTW is that true there are 100s dead from tsunami in Java? which part of Java in particular?
Yes it's true sist', the details location from what I've heard is Pangandaran beach, East Java....that was the most damaged around Ciamis, then Cilacap beach....well I had nephews and niece who still kids stay around those beach, and until now I didn't hear anything news from them, hope very very big hope they're fine there....Gosh they're still little... frown
so sorry to hear that MT, me too, I have alots of friends there frown
I've heard is Pangandaran beach, East Java East Java .. ups..west java booby wink
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#31281 - 18 Jul 06 19:14 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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I hope they're fine too MT... give it time.. maybe you'll hear from them soon. You know what its like in indo.. a lil rain /storm & there'll be blackouts..

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#31282 - 18 Jul 06 20:49 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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Quote:
Originally posted by Balibob:
over 200 dead already so sad and very little being said about in the media,...where's the justive huh??
right there Bob. Six die in Lebanon and the world watches live. 300 die in java and its last item on the news....

This is a sick world. I am sorry my friends, I am so sorry...

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#31283 - 18 Jul 06 20:57 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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Listen carefully. Hear that rasping sound????

That is the sound of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND aid agency workers scratching there arses whilst a further few thousand suffer....

any bets on how many seconds before they aid agencies start asking for money, and how many months before they do anything....

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#31284 - 18 Jul 06 22:26 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Piss Salon Offline
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This is exactly the same as what happened after the Aceh Tsunami. Because there is no coordination between anybody and parts of the coastline are isolated the full picture takes a while to emerge. Then it becomes headline news, the aid workers descend etc etc.

Cut and paste.

INDONESIA: Tearful parents searched for missing children and soldiers dug through the debris on Tuesday of homes flattened by the second tsunami to hit Indonesia in as many years.

At least 339 people were killed, officials said, with more than 600 injured.

Bodies covered in white sheets piled up at makeshift morgues, with the corpse of at least one woman lying on a beach long popular with local and foreign tourists.

"I don't mind losing any of my property, but please God return my son," said Basril, a villager, as he and his wife searched though mounds of rubble piled up at Pangandaran resort on Java island's southern coast.

The area hit by Monday's disaster was spared by the devastating 2004 Asian tsunami, and many residents said they did not even feel the 7.7-magnitude undersea quake that unleashed the two-meter (two-yard) -high wall of water.

But some recognized the danger when they saw the sea recede and fled to higher ground, screaming "Tsunami! Tsunami!"

The death toll rose to at least 339, Health Ministry official Nurvila Dewi said on Tuesday, with another 136 missing and more than 600 injured.
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#31285 - 18 Jul 06 23:36 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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Quote:
Originally posted by Piss Salon:
Then it becomes headline news, the aid workers descend etc etc.

Descend as far as a hotel near Blok M where they can shag JKT girls and call home to tell friends of the good deeds they are doing (usually with a couple of ayams in bed waiting for them. Met too many "aid workers" in my time not to know they are generally well meaning wankers.

By tonight Oxfam will be appealing for mor donations... (aid is a business to them). They still havent spent 60% of the last load of donations (looks fucking good in the old bank account...)_

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#31286 - 19 Jul 06 10:26 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Macan Tutul Offline
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so sorry to hear that MT, me too, I have alots of friends there
I've heard is Pangandaran beach, East Java East Java .. ups..west java booby

smile smile Thank you Jokie Love...yep I mean West Java wink shocked

hope they're fine too MT... give it time.. maybe you'll hear from them soon. You know what its like in indo.. a lil rain /storm & there'll be blackouts..

smile smile Yep Choco sist, and now still phone them and waiting contact from them... smile
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#31287 - 19 Jul 06 10:35 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Macan Tutul Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by The One and Only Polar Bear:
Quote:
Originally posted by Piss Salon:
Then it becomes headline news, the aid workers descend etc etc.

Descend as far as a hotel near Blok M where they can shag JKT girls and call home to tell friends of the good deeds they are doing (usually with a couple of ayams in bed waiting for them. Met too many "aid workers" in my time not to know they are generally well meaning wankers.

By tonight Oxfam will be appealing for mor donations... (aid is a business to them). They still havent spent 60% of the last load of donations (looks fucking good in the old bank account...)_
I bet it will happen just like an old song and looked back on Tsunami matters or Yogya earthquake....waiting people die first? Then here they come the medicine, food suplies etc????

Donations is a "WET FIELD" for unresponsible people who using this money to their ego and their own pocket.....and now where is the half of money donation for Aceh when it supposed to be around 9 milion but the victims only got 2 milion!!! mad :rolleyes:
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#31288 - 19 Jul 06 12:14 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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Possibly it's time to keep praying and we don't neet to blame each other smile
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#31289 - 20 Jul 06 02:32 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
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Possibly it's time to keep praying

And do you really think that is going to work.Has any good come from praying other than to make the person praying feel good, haveing a couple of good stiff drinks does the same
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#31290 - 20 Jul 06 12:03 Re: Alfa motorcycle helmets in “Nazi black”
Jokie Jokie Girl Offline
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When we got the disaster, where can we get the shelter..hand to hand and of course praying to God smile
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