'Ginger-Haired Gang' Threatens Suburb

Jul 12, 2011 Full story: MyFoxPhilly 29

TOWNSVILLE, Australia -- Known locally as the "Ginger-Haired Gang," a group of 18 teenagers with orange-dyed hair is running rampant in the Townsville suburb of Garbutt -- making residents fearful for their lives and their property, the Townsville Bulletin reported Wednesday.

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Ahomana

Perth, Australia

#1 Jul 13, 2011
Geez how slow are the cops in that town.....it's not like the law enforcement could miss them, they'd stand out like a sore thumb....LMAO
scooterman

Glen Iris, Australia

#2 Jul 13, 2011
Ahomana wrote:
Geez how slow are the cops in that town.....it's not like the law enforcement could miss them, they'd stand out like a sore thumb....LMAO
That's funny. I knew a teenager once who used to dye and style his hair in weird colours and ways to play psychological games with other teenagers he didn't like, to bait the more lippy ones into having a go at him. And gingers tend to cop a lot of flak.

I don't know much about this gang but it must also function as some sort of weird uniform.
Pizza Pocket

Brisbane, Australia

#3 Jul 13, 2011
Maybe they're fans of the Gillard hair cut?:P

Gang mentality is absurd.
scooterman

Glen Iris, Australia

#4 Jul 13, 2011
This little bloke likes this thread:

http://gingermeggs.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/w...

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#5 Jul 13, 2011
Repealing gun laws would solve the problem.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#6 Jul 13, 2011
They have no souls...

NMG

Since: Feb 11

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#7 Jul 13, 2011
Purple Gurl wrote:
They have no souls...
I remember you saying that "groups are evil" - may I ask why that is?
Obese ranga

Mount Morris, MI

#8 Jul 13, 2011
No comment
Paul Hogan

Medford, NY

#9 Jul 13, 2011
Does the carpet match the drapes?

Anyone know?

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#10 Jul 13, 2011
NMG wrote:
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I remember you saying that "groups are evil" - may I ask why that is?
Why do you care what I say about any group as long as I am not harming anyone? Or why do you care what I say at all when it doesn't impact you? OCD or nosiness much? Or are you a member of this gang? You have a lot to learn about the Offbeat section crowd here on Topix and our unique brand of humor. If you have a thin skin, you won't like it here and won't want to stick around. In that case, you should stick to sissy activities like thumb sucking or, um, nevermind. ;-)

Besides, you didn't catch the obvious humor. There is a common, well-known slogan that says gingers have no souls. I was applying it to a gang of criminals for whom this fits well. Not for their hair color, but for their chosen misbehavior.

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#11 Jul 13, 2011
Okay, I should have looked at the Related Topix Forums list and realized that Offbeat is not the only place where it is discussed and that we Yanks have a different sort of humor which might not be understood down under. G'day mates, and no offense intended.
Yank Oliver

Timmins, Canada

#13 Jul 13, 2011
Isn't it punishment enough to have been labeled "the ginger haired gang" you just don't get any gayer than that LMFAO
JUHST A FUSS

Winfield, WV

#14 Jul 13, 2011
I am not only a member,,, I am also the RED HEADED WOODPECKER---- PRESIDENT......(Wood Pecker? Has thier Peckers on thier faces..) OMG....
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SIncerely JUSTAGUESS,,,,,,
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No really ,, it is me JAG..... and ANY other GINGER JOKES told, I will allow my dog to come and HUNT YOU DOWN.....(That is if she can make it through the front door, to the outside.)
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OOOH OOH..... SOrry buddy,,, I just hadda.....
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Peace.....
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JUSTAHUNCH..........Oh boy... I am in BARNEY,...RUBBLE..DOUBLE TRUBBLE.LMAO)
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Love you brother.... Is it still time for me to make up?? I cannot erase this post.. and I feel soo, soo bad for posting it .....
''DUH
JUHST A FUSS

Winfield, WV

#15 Jul 13, 2011
DOn''t be calling me....about the last post...... I'll CALL YOU...
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Sugarloaf....
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I won't take your COLLECT CALL!!
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The DUH
JUHST A FUSS

Winfield, WV

#16 Jul 13, 2011
OMG..... I could'nt ask for a better TOPICK......
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JUSTAGUESS IS A LIGHT-WHITE GINGER........ Afraid of the sun....------and poison ivy.....
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hahahahahahahaahLMAO
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I know where he lives if the FBI needs any more info on that uh,, GANG......
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JUST TURN OUT THE LIGHTS .... I am sure they will glo ,, like a glo worm..........SHEESH!!!!!
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Hey, JUSTY ,,, if you have a problem with this.. Talk to Lady REtduh... you made her sign me back up on this TOPICKXS thingy..........
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Duh
JUHST A FUSS

Winfield, WV

#17 Jul 13, 2011
Hey,,, Justy,,, if you shave your head,,, uh,, well.. uh,, I forgot,, but there was a joke there summers....
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DUh..

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#18 Jul 13, 2011
Be on the lookout for a buncha used Q-Tips looking kids...

“We don't have to take it”

Since: Jun 08

WhereTFamI?

#20 Jul 13, 2011
scooterman wrote:
This little bloke likes this thread:
http://gingermeggs.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/w...
The 'Ginger Ninja' should have a long pointy nose!
Duhd

Winfield, WV

#21 Jul 13, 2011
_Father_Theresa_ wrote:
Be on the lookout for a buncha used Q-Tips looking kids...
Rick's children??????
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HUH??

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Ter LMAO

“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#22 Jul 13, 2011
NMG wrote:
<quoted text>
I remember you saying that "groups are evil" - may I ask why that is?
Oh, I misunderstood you above. I consider systems to be evil. The founding ideals are nearly always good ones. However, I feel people should function as individuals, each as private units and doing what they will to the extent it harms none. Yes, I know that is the witches creed, but it is a good ethical foundation. Now groups become impersonal machines. Like look at a gang. Each of these are probably fairly good kids alone or need just a little guidance. But you put them together and the group dynamic emerges, and they reinforce each other's bad behavior and amplifies the effect.

Or look to political parties. I know we have different parties, but it is a lot of the same dynamics. Every political party starts with good intentions. There is nothing wrong with being responsible for yourself, balancing the budget, feeding the poor, reaching out to minority members, fighting social injustice, protecting the planet, or whatever. About every professed core value is good. But when you put a group of people together, and they support what they support to the exclusion of everything else, and it becomes a power game between the groups and nobody listens to their constituents, and everyone is locked into group think rather than supporting what they support as individuals, that is what is evil. Groups become power-hungry machines, and power corrupts like the old adage says.

Sorry if I misunderstood and thought you were talking about the story when you were not.

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