The Pickering Post
Thursday, 13th December 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


After four years of investigations and legal proceedings by ASADA, 34 players at Essendon were found guilty of using banned peptides. But Thompson’s arrest is not about peptides, not this time, it’s about trafficking in cocaine, ecstasy and methamphetamines, with the alleged participation of bikies. 

One of whom, Thomas Windsor (above), was living with Bomber at his Port Melbourne “warehouse” residence.  

The doping scandal resulted in Essendon players being suspended and the club copping a fine of $2 million including being banned from playing any further in the 2013 competition.

The AFL, which sees itself as the guiding moral light of all players and officials, must have known of Thompson’s heavy usage of cocaine, and also that of many other AFL players and officials, (everyone else knows) but it refused to acknowledge the predicament, instead attacking all Essendon players, including coach James Hird. Many of the players were innocent kids. 

It affected all the players’ families and friends, but that was okay as long as the AFL was seen to be acting “responsibly”.

Thompson was due to accept the training position at the Gold Coast Suns until one phone call suggested authorities should be aware of his cocaine habit and the Suns reneged on the offer. Why do administrators always pretend they are the last to know?

   Thompson's AFL and media future is now in tatters, he has lost his life and his wife. 

Drug use is rampant in both the AFL and NRL codes and administrative bodies are desperately trying to isolate certain players as scapegoats yet, with the right legal advice, players can minimise the damage by claiming a “mental health” problem that any tribunal will adjudge as excusable and worthy of humane assistance.

I don’t know about the NRL but the AFL board should be disbanded and a new board appointed. From now on their dumb complicity in the problem can only become more apparent.

Social drugs are here to stay and AFP heists of tons of the stuff only make the problem worse. Without proper regulation we are about to see an explosion here of the US opioids outbreak supported by pharmaceutical companies that reward GPs who readily over-prescribe them as pain controlling (palliative) drugs. 

As a reward for over-prescription, GPs can take their wives on free holidays to exotic havens leaving the mess behind for someone else to clean up.

Big pharmas spend billions on lobbyists who convince US legislators to be sympathetic toward the continued GP-sanctioned use of what is effectively highly addictive synthetic opium.

President Trump has now begun the overdue eradication of 95% of the world’s opium production in Afghanistan… a $60 billion crop that supports the entire Taliban war effort. This was inexplicably allowed to continue and flourish by Obama, both Bushes and the CIA. And the question needs to be asked why the Left remains desperately addicted to open borders.

Addictive drugs that are readily available, both legally and illegally to all people, are screaming for regulation… prohibition has never been an answer.

Governments have regulated and taxed the hell out of one of the worst addictive drugs in alcohol, forcing the public into realistic, albeit illicit, alternatives and they expect incompetent football administrators to solve a worsening epidemic in our sports?

If you want a reliable supply start footy training now.


Who gives a fuck if idiots overdose on drugs? I call it a strengthening of the gene pool. As for the AFL, I no longer follow it as I did before, even though I will still watch it, because the team I have followed for 50 years, ever since they lost the 1967 Grand Final, now has a sheilas' team. Women's footy, where the best these bull dykes could put up would be given a shellacking by my 1972 U16s premiership team in the Sunraysia District Football League. So keep strengthening that gene pool you drug using morons.

BR and WAP - just don't engage - they are not worth it.

You've got that 100% correct there WAP. It's pure unadulterated filth this piece of shit.

You really are a disgusting individual. The simple fact that you can compare telling a teenager that they could dress decent to calling a 10 year old a mass killer just illustrates your absolute lack of any form of decency. Once again, you perfectly display the disgusting nature of leftist ideology. To call you rancid really does not show enough disdain for you.

When the Republicans went after the Obama children they set the rules of engagement. If you don't want return fire don't fire the first shot. Barron is so obviously autistic, which his parents should address but don't and his father is a self confessed sexual predator, so what hope is there for this poor child?

oh poor little Obummer girls being told to dress nicely. That would have been so traumatic for them. Now compare that to now 11 year old Barron Trump accused of being autistic, being a killer of small animals, being a sexual predator, being the next mass killer. These are real public attacks on a 10 year old, not about how he dresses but truly disturbing attacks that would undoubtedly affect the mental health of such a young child. What sort of a parent endorses that behaviour as you obviously do. Your small brain fails to notice anything that doesnt suit you. You remain a disgusting sub-animal of no moral value.

Hey Sigley you don't know what your dealing with silly old mole. See ya Marigold

I look forward to it.

Hey Chops you don't know what you are talking about Nancy boy. See ya Stoney.

Talk about a merry-go-round. I expect you will be accusing everyone here as Lefties soon and you're the only right wing gay in the village, h a ha ha. What a dickhead. Goodbye, I will not be opening any of your posts again.

Hey harriet you old mole. Deleting posts again, not a very Smart thing for a Girl is it

Do women make good comedians,! The ABC pumping up ex abc favourite Clare Hooper,I admit i have never seen her act live , but am not tempted to do so , What many call comedy is often just weak self important drivel, only funny after the audience has had a skinfull.

Whats the big deal with some media people in the east about recycling bottles and plastics in the waste stream,.I am not a greenie but dislike seeing the massive amount of stuff that could be reused into other products put in landfill, and also plastic is a product of the oil industry ,i also , being a amateur fisher, dislike the plastic and other waste that ends up in the rivers and seas, A little test, Get a bag , and put in the plastic containers that you collect over a month, you will be surprised at how much we waste, In SA there is no problem with discarded bottles and cans , they are quickly picked up ,A green bin and a yellow bin there is no problem.

The accusers of Craig Mclauchlan were married at the time perhaps the media should ask the husbands about it as Craig doesn't to have beaten to a pulp.

This is all very well but when will Harvey Weinstein release his scorecard, Does a fake orgasm translate to being a good on-screen actress.

You are a hypocrite. No principles just a side. Those words come from the 'great' Andrew Bolt'.

No respect for supporters of child abuse. you are a bloody disgrace

"A GOP staffer will resign after launching a verbal assault on Malia and Sasha Obama in the wake of their appearance at the president’s annual turkey pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. Elizabeth Lauten, who served as a communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), criticized the two girls in a Facebook rant which eventually went viral. “Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised, public events,” wrote Lauten. She also said that the Obama daughters, who largely stay out of the limelight, should show “a little class." Your mob set the standard. This woman was an employee of the Republican Party, I am but a member of the public, who follows set standards.

you can not disguise the fact that you have openly endorsed media child abuse. you are a rancid POS who has no moral worth. there is no excuse for such abhorrent behaviour and your endorsement of it makes you just as bad.

14 year old girl suicides because of Facebook internet bullying so everyone is joining hands on the net to sing koombaya and do nothing whereas they could do a lot by going through her Facebook account and find these mongrels via their Facebook identities and charge them with torture leading to death while our stupid government tells us to go to the "business " identity called Lifeline or go to Gillard''s Beyond Blue farce that will find something wrong with you so they can join you into their grasp .