It was Friday night shopping and, along with all the usual items, I made sure of my Bega Cheese, Vegemite and my Tassal smoked salmon. When I arrived home I separated out all the items, including meat, that carried that little Islamic Halal logo. (Strangely there were a lot of different Islamic logos.)

Now, I object to the way Muslims like to kill their animals but I object even more to Vegemite being slaughtered in the same way,

On Saturday, around 10am, I walked back into Woollies with my docket and an armful of everything that was halal certified, looked for the longest line of people waiting at a checkout and practically threw them at the poor checkout chick. (Unfortunately she was collateral damage.)

The line of people waiting looked shocked as I demanded to see the manager. 

I had opened each of the items, including a carton of ice cream and spread the contents out on the checkout table, demanding to know why I was unknowingly supporting Islamic ventures.

I was really on a roll by the time the manager arrived, I already had the whole line of people checking their trolleys for halal certified items.

The manager held his hands up and asked me to settle down and assured me he would refund me the cost of each of the products.

Actually I didn’t need settling down, I was grinning like a Cheshire cat inside, but to his moderating credit, he totalled up each of about 20 different items (one of which I was overcharged for) and immediately handed me a refund from the cash register while the stunned checkout chick and a dozen shoppers looked on.

The opened items will undoubtedly be returned to the suppliers, hopefully with an enlightening message.

If Kirralie Smith of halalchoices.com can give her life over to a just cause politicians run away from, then that’s the least I can do.

It was sort of fun, but I can’t do that to Woollies again because of their security cameras and anyway you can checkout your own stuff now.

But I’ve got my eye on a few Coles’ outlets.

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Steve.I.
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Steve.I.

stevei , this post has incorrect halachoices address for kirralie , shown as .com should be .com au… lets not do their work for them… .com is islamic site

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

The Rural Fire Brigade flying ……. local volunteers ……. (not the urban fire fighters )… and those guys know what’s what when it comes to bushfires – very professional

Zathras
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Zathras

Just read your primary article: so? Ebola is a somite and respiratory spreader already. Your point? The article is on an antiestablishment site which is typical for such stories. I have only contempt for the US superstate but IF Ebola was being used I know where it would be and that is NOT Africa. You believe too much.

Zathras
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Zathras

I do hope that someone is working on Ebola as then we may have a vaccine. umm Rinaldo, I hate to say it, but quoting websites does not guarantee truth. Every website that I have quoted, I have checked from my own sources. The weaponisation of Ebola is quite possible but not just by the US. Try to remember that and who have boasted of using it any way as a weapon/Bush & Forest fires, ANY method that disrupts and drains economies is part of Islamic warfare.

craigh
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craigh

Glad the firebrigade is so close to come and put out the fire. 300k is a bit too far for us.

bagman
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bagman

the live cattle trade will double over the next five years and help australia repay its debt

bagman
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bagman

Distaeli the peopleof the north looked pretty hard when Gillard put the ban in and came up with nothing,yes they can truck them away and get next to nothing for them ,and by your reply you have nothing to offer either ,people sit in their safe little home with ten head of cattle and think they know the answers to the northern cattle Industry ,Indonesia is a very large and closest trading partner and have a right to how they wish to prepare their food, If the shoe was on the other foot would you demand the cattle were killed… Read more »

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

Must be that glint in your eye D ! … LOL

We are in a forested mountainous terrain with areas cleared for grazing (and the house is not set too close the trees) – so access for fire fighters is sometimes difficult – and when the winds are too strong they can’t risk going in ……..

Not since we experienced bushfires did I ever worry about wind direction – but now I check the website every hour or so – all favourable directions for the next couple of days ! – though gusting to 45kmh at the moment

DavidBarnes
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DavidBarnes

Disgusting, Perverted sick monsters,

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

Thanks D. They’ve been back burning and now just seeing light blueish smoke – a few minutes ago a fire fighting unit came in and went down to the back of the property. Probably as a precaution ……..

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JeffofFNQ

The new AACo Livingstone abattoir near Darwin will be targeting the Chinese beef market and expect to process 200,000 head a year. Initially will only be processing AACo’s own stock but will eventually process stock from other producers.

I believe they will mainly be processing stock that don’t meet export requirements such as weight restrictions.

Daveinoz
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Daveinoz

bagman. What about fresh meat (or frozen) sent to China ? Is that happening ? Is that a possible market ?

bagman
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bagman

Disraeli please tell us how to diversify ,how to overcome freight costs ,extra high wages for meatworks that failed in the North we would love to know?

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