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(generated from captions) This program is not captioned. Good morning West Indies welcome to ABC News Breakfast. Ift ice nurz, 19 September. I'm Michael RowlandAnd I'm Virginia Trioli. These are our top stories today - illegal and offence ive - Indonesia slams the new Government's plan to turn back the boats.The policy will be very offensive and we will fully

Six dead and dozens injured in another train crash in Canada.He didn't know what - if he didn't know what he was doing we probably would have gone flipping.The Aussie dollar surges as.:And the AFL backflips dropping all charges against Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid.

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The new Government's asylum seeker policy has officially gone with Angus Campbell to oversee turning back the boats.But a senior Indonesian boats.But MP says the policy is risky boats.But a senior MP says the policy is risky and
illegal and MP says the policy is risky illegal and riffs damaging the illegal relationships between the two countries. Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia has been called back to Canberra for briefings on people smuggling.Latika Bourke joins us now from Parliament House. Good morning. So what is the latest furore?Good morning.This Indonesian MP spoke to 'Lateline' last night and gave voice to some of those criticisms that we discussed last week that were made through the Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa.Now, it certainly is no secret that Indonesia doesn't like this Government's plan to turn back asylum seeker boats. And it's also made quite clear that it's not a fan either of the policy announced during the election campaign of funding local Indonesia to one spy on local fishing networks in case they're being used - boats being used for people smuggling and, two, then go and buy back fishing boats to try and prevent them from being used as people smuggling vessels. Now, Indonesia has said that this offends their sovereignty and this MP who spoke to 'Lateline' last night has gone much further than what Marty Natalegawa has said and given some very criticism of how some very nav savage criticism of how this affects
Indonesia and intrudes criticism of how Indonesia and intrudes on their sovereignty. Let's take a look.It might be legal in your perspective, but in our perspective it might be different story. So I do hope that this policy will not be implemented until the PM Abbott talks about this issue with our Foreign Minister prior to the APEC conference in Bali.When you talk about from from our perspective, do you believe the policy of turning back these boats in international waters is legal or illegal under international law this isIt's illegal.As we mentioned at the beginning of the program, Latika, Australia's Ambassador this
is coming back to be briefed on this policy. So we can fully expect that the new Government will push firmly ahead with this nonetheless.Yes, Greg Moriarty is on his way back from Jakarta. This is one of the first moves of the Government, they were sworn in yesterday, and they've almost made instructions to stop granting permanent visas and to once again introduce tpz and they want to - temporary protection visa and they want to get cracking on Operation Sovereign Borders. Now obviously Indonesia's cooperation will be ideal but, as the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has previously said, the Australian Government is not asking Indonesia's permission to implement this policy. They are simply telling them about it. That is one of the complaints from Indonesia that they've heard so much of these policy announcements through the media and the newspapers during the election campaign an not been consult. Now, the Opposition would have said then it's nothing they can do in Opposition to consult with another country and now that they're in government we will see what happens. But last night the chief of Navy was leave ing Parliament House and our reporter Andrew Greene spoke to him and asked him if he thinks it will be difficult to implement this turn back the boats policy?Our job is to safety execute the lawful direction of government. That's always been our job and always will be our job.Do you think you will have success with keeping boats from coming here?We will execute the direction of government and we will see how that goes.And what can we expect from the Government today any plans that Tony Abbott has that we publicly know about?Yes, Tony Abbott's planning to unveil or at least kick start an infrastructure promise he made as Opposition Leader. That is for a west connects motor way in Sydney. So we expect him to see him alongside with the NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell later this morning. As we know, Tony Abbott's ideal tag for him as PM is to be the infrastructure PM, much the same as Bill Shorten's pitch for the Labor leadership, he likes hope that works for him! himself Bill the hope that Thank you. He will have Thank the kids' votes Thank you. He will the kids' votes then, won't the kids' votes then, he?Good morning. A passengers train has smashed a train has smashed a double decker bus in Canada, killing six people and injuring dozens more. The accident happened at level crossing fon outskirts of the capital, Ottawa, the front of the bus was sheerd off and the train's engine car was derailed. Passengerses have praised the train driver's skill at preventing the other carriages from flipping over. A safetiry Review is already under way. The US Federal Reserve has defied expectations by opting to keep its economic stimulus program at current levels. Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will continue to buy 85 million dollars a month of bonds until there's further evidence of sustained recovery. US shares have hit record highs following that announcement and the Aussie dollar has risen by more than a cent against the greenback.More than 2,000 tourists have been air lifted from Acapulco in Mexico. The resort city has been flooded by the worst storm in decades. At least 57 people have been killed as floods and land slides hit the country. Acapulco's airport is under water and looting has broken out amid the chaos. A 50-year-old man is in a critical condition after a light plane crash in WA. Witnesses have described seeing the plane plunge to the ground and explode into flames near Geraldton reej nam airport yesterday afternoon. The pilot has suffered serious burns. Wallaby star James O'Connor is in further strife, this time over an incident at Perth
international airport. Australian Federal Police have confirmed a 23-year-old man barred from boarding a flight to Bali on Sunday because he was allegedly intoxicated. Officers escorted O'Connor from the terminal but no charges were laid. He's recently been disciplined after a series of late night antics.Let's go to the market.

The ACT Government says same-sex couples should be able to marry in the ACT before the end of the year. A bill to legalise same-sex marriage will be introduced into the Legislative Assembly today. The ACT is set to become the first Australian jurisdiction to legalise same-sex marriage. The ACT Government will introduce its Marriage Equality Bill here at the Legislative Assembly this morning. The Canberra Liberals won't be supporting the bill but it will pass with the support of the Greens Minister Shane Ratenbury and all eight eight MLAs. It is not the first time the ACT has tried to legislate for marriage equality. The civil unions Bill was quashed by the Howard Government back in 2006.But after legislative changes it will now be much harder for the Federal Government to overturn the law because it will need a vote in both houses of marlt.But it's highly - Parliament. But it's highly likely the bill will be challenged in the High Court.We are aware there are those opposed to what we're doing and it comes with risks about potential challenges to the legislation but again we don't believe that should stop us pursuing a commitment we have made.The Marriage Equality Bill is expected to be debated and passed during next month's sittings. The Chief Minister says same-sex couples should be able to marry in the ACT before the end of the year. Let's go back overseas and US shares have hit record Heiss after the Federal Reserve announced it won't scale back its 85 billion dollar a month bond buying program. Our North America program Lisa Millar joins us now from Washington. This was something of a surprise decision wasn't it?Absolutely. In fact as one broker was quoted as saying we're off to the races, that is how excited the markets were because they had factored in completely and feared and braced for a decision that the Federal Reserve would start tapering the bond buying program. It was always considered rather unconventional in the first place but basically the Federal Reserve has been pumping 85 billion dollars into the economy every month since last December and the suggestion was everyone expecting it that they would start tapering it back by about $10 billion a month, the decision which came today after a 2-day meeting of the policy setting committee was that that stimulus would stay in place. Yes, you're absolutely right and you've just been talking about the finance figures, how the market's gone up and dollar has fallen based on this, but stocks dollar has fallen based eyed when they heard the news.I suppose in eyed when they heard news.I suppose in a worrying
sign for the US eyed when they heard the
news.I suppose sign for the US economy which sign for is still struggling in sign for the US economy is still struggling in so many is still struggling sector, Ben Bernanke said he wasn't prepared to take sector, Ben Bernanke said hands off wasn't prepared to hands off this fiscal stimulus pump until he saw further signs pump until he saw further of improvement.Well, they keep talk about the economy improving, that there are signs there. But he scaled back the economic growth forecasts and, yes, you're right, he is saying he wants to see that these science can be sustained. But you would have to think that this is an indication that the Federal Reserve is possibly more nervous about the state of the US economy than they have everyone
shown before. Given that everyone had thought that this was the day that the tapering would begin and that the Federal Reserve decided not to is an indication that they have some big worries. They talk about the unemployment rate still being unsettling high at 7.6% and just whether that is because people aren't participating, the jobs aren't being created, a whole lot of factors. They just have that anxiety about what's going on out there, what is really going on with the US economy and until Ben Bernanke sees some firmer science about it. He is going to keep the hands on the Lever.Ben Bernanke's facing his own deadline here because he finishings his second term, doesn't he, within a few months and there's been a lot of speculation in the last few days about who may replace him and possibly the second most important public policy job in the States.Yes, you're right. He was plans today in the press conference and said for the moment he didn't want to moment he didn't want to reveal but we had Lauren zumers who we thought was going to be the top pick and who Barack Obama did want as the next head of the Reserve. He withdrew even though he hadn't been nominated yet but he had such a pasting in the media because various people thought he was not the man for job and it could end up being a woman for the job. Janet Yellan who is currently on the Federal Reserve board is probably the next best favourite for taking that position.We will see who gets the job very shortly. Lisa Millar, thank you very much.We will look at if front pages of the major newspapers around the country now. Many of them kick off with Tony Abbott's first day in the top job.The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says the new PM has come out swinging, dumping three top public servants considered to be too close to the former Labor Government.The 'Canberra Times' also leads with Tony Abbott's public service shake-up - three top bureaucrats have been sacked, one has resigned and two departments have been axed.The 'Australian' says the new PM has also ordered plans be drawn up to stop asylum seeker boats and scrap the carbon tax.Tony Abbott has also taken responsibility for women's issues and indigenous affairs. That's on 'The Guardian Australia' website today.The 'Financial Review' reports Holden is likely to stop making cars in Australia if it doesn't get a commit on subsidy s from from the new Coalition Government within two months.The Daily Telegraph reveals NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell will leave the green - will ge give the green light to Sydney's biggest motorway project today.While in Queensland the State Government will look at increasing speed limits on 100 roads and highways across the State. The 'Courier Mail' has that story and something about zombies!It's a fear that the Somme we apocalypse could in some way upset the G20 next year. There is more to the story.The.The NT's Opposition leader will keep her job after leadership ructions in the Labor Party.The 'Age' has more on Essendon's drug scandal. It says club medical staff expressed concerns that Essendon was considering billing Medicare for nearly 100 heart checks on its players.The 'Advertiser' reports on the shock withdrawal of controversial photographer Bill Henson from an upcoming biennial exhibition at the South Australian art gallery.The 'West Australian' says widespread spending cuts are on the way after the State lost its triple A credit rating.'The Mercury' details the tragic story of a teenager who took her own life after being bullied.And the 'Herald Sun' says Melbourne scientists are on the brink of creating a simple test to predict obesity.Good morning.Good morning. How are you?I'm well. I know you're dying to say something in a particular way because of a certain day that it might this Michael Rowland it might be. I'm day is it might be. I'm Kristening
this Michael Rowland day. This day reflection, it is international Talk Like a Pirate Day but I've reflection, it is thought about it overnight and I think it's a bit immature to talk like a pirate. Indeed im mature to talk like a pirate. mature to dress up like a mature pirate which lots of people do pirate which today.Shake my hand.Thank you.This is going to last how long?No, on sober reflection.You have to see my take the bait and get all relaxed., no we're a serious news program. I am a serious journalist. I have cred credible. I am not going to talk like a pirate.That means you can't either. You might like to make the odd observation that it's Talk Like a Pirate Day. We will tell you how it came to this.It's a very funny story.It's very silly.There will be none of that this morning.I think I'm a little bit disappointed! We will see. There's Indonesia's criticism of Australia wu, know this is one of the big issues in this country, has been for years now and the Opposition now Government has been Tay they will
saying that is it from day one, they will make a difference and they will be able to stop the boats an turn them back. Indonesia is now kaulting it illegal. That remains to be eel seen.But the battle line is now drawn between two countries that have a very close relationship and are locked into each other SIM buy otically when it comes to dealing with unexpected arrivals and asylum seekers.And bhob the Builder may have someone to take his moniker based on Tony Abbott's priority wis is building stuff, roads, roads in. Infrastructure .He is the road man. You may have some views on what Tony Abbott is promising to be a pretty cracker jack pace on asylum seekers, on the carbon tax, on roads in his first 100 days in this morning.

Let's share with you the top stories on ABC News Breakfast today - a senior Indonesian politician says Australia's new policy to turn back asylum seeker boats is offensive and illegal and risks damaging relations between the two countries. Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia has been called home for briefings on Operation Sovereign Borders.Six people have been killed and dozens injured in a train crash in Canada. The train ploughed into a double decker bus on a level crossing but witnesses say the train driver's skill preventsed more carriages from overturning.And the Australian dollar has surged after the US Federal Reserve decided not to scale back its economic stimulus program. The Fed's chairman Ben Bernanke says he wants to see further evidence of recovery before he stop s pumping money into the US economy.Child protection case workers have hit out at the NSW Government saying staff cuts have cost the life of at least one toddler. The death of 2-year-old Zoran has prompted calls for the Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward to be sacked.The ABC's '7:30' program spoke to several case workers linked to the tragic case.Potentially his death was avoidable, yes.The office was a mood of despair at times because who do you get to?Each child is as precious as the next so which child do you respond to and provide a service.The police came one night and they saw what the inside of the house was like and there were a few things going on and they made a report to Docks. And - DOCS and nothing happened.The normal case load of a case worker should be between six and eight matters, if they're complex.It can be a bit more if they weren't.I know case workers were carrying loads of 12, 16, in out of home care 25 or more. It bolgs the mind. There is no physical way that you can get to every one of those matters. There are a lot of horrific circumstances to a lot of the reports and I think for mine, from personal experience, you would sit there shaking your head thinking we should be getting to all of can't.We became very angry because can't.We became because it started at the top as because it as far as we can see, decisions that were as far as we can that were made from the that government, the Minister and down to put in staff shortages or staff freezes. We had just lost all these workers. We had a full case load and then some and then this and then this little boy died.If somebody had come out and done something or even just assessed what the place looked like and then, you know, said, right, they need to take these kids away, he could still be here, I could still be running around with him.You think about it, you don't sleep. You think what if I had done this, what if I hadn't thought I will wait another day. The what ifs play over and over.In our office there are empty desks everywhere. If we had more case workers we could improve the system. Perhaps not as many would die.NSW child protection workers speaking to '7:30' last night. Let's look at the markets now. There have been strong gains in the US following that decision from the Federal Reserve, we will bring you the closing figures shortly on the markets.

Let's go to sport. Good morning, Paul.Good morning: I just want to touch on the latest from the Essendon saga now. It keeps going on and there's some more re reports in the paper will talk about. But the AFL has dropped all charges will talk about. But the has dropped all charges against Bruce Reid. Dr Reid was the only Essendon employee to challenge the league's charges and penalties from the supplements scandal last month. The veterans bombe ers Dotter and the AFL were due in Victoria's Supreme Court today. The bombe verse welcomed the withdrawal of the charges and will now focus on finding a replacement for suspended coach James Hird. Dr Reid will continue as Essendon club doctor when he returns from leave in January next year. Now, the chairman of the Essendon Football Club Paul Little spoke yesterday. This is what he had to say quite briefly about the Dr Reid situation.I guess the challenges ahead for us now with the club are getting our coaching role finalised, and one or two other appointments, but we really are positively looking forward to the future. We've obviously still got some tidying up to do but we're making a lot of progress.I haven't spoken to Bruce yet but I think he's probably feeling relieved.As you've heard already, Wallabies star James O'Connor is in further strife this time over an incident at Perth international airport. The Australian Federal Police confirmed the 23-year-old man was barred from boarding a flight to Bali early on Sunday because he was thought to be drunk. Officers escorted O'Connor from the terminal but no charges were laid. He was recently displinds after a series of late nightantics and there's some commentary about whether or not that has been the last chance for James O'Connor. The ARU has a big decision to make in regards to the future of that player. To rugby league - while the current cran Ula and Manly squads enjoyed a day off yesterday, two former stars got together. Players of the 1973 Grand Final gathered to reminisce and to prove that the battle of the beaches rivalry is as strong as ever.For a few people who understand The Manly Cronulla rive Amery like the men who took part in the 1973 Grand Final.He scores. What a great try. First try of the match, a great try.It was a final to end finals.Manly's 10-7 win is remembered for its brutality.We may as well have had baseball bats because we would have used them. That's the way the game was.But it will also go down as the game which cemented the hatred between the teams from Sydney's north and south.We go to Cronulla and it's a but it wouldn't Cronulla and it's a nice beach but it wouldn't rate in the top
10 of the but it wouldn't 10 of the northern
beach.Sharks have only won one of eight games against the Eagles and with Todd Carney unlikely to play even the Cronulla faithful are nervous.I shouldn't say it but I am honest with meself I don't think they can do it.The Storm hasn't lost to Newcastle in Melbourne in nine years but paying
it's a stat neither side is paying too much attention to in the lead-up to Saturday's second sm.I was told we had a really good record against Souths last week and we got beaten.We are going in there confident we can win the game. We have the team here to win and that's what we want to do.Brett Finch has been named as a reserve for Gareth Widdop.Craig has to decide whether he wants to de stay with Gareth or go back to Finch.Before Finchy got injured he was playing some wonderful footy.Not long to go until the footy finals but the news yesterday that Dr Bruce Reid had been cleared of the charge, the charges would not heading back to court, and a not go ahead, one day few days after it was reported in the 'Australian' and later in the program we will look at the coverage from that paper in the program we will look this morning. Chip LeGrand who makes appearances on this program occasionally reported the AFL was tread Ready to drop the charges against Bruce Reid last Friday and Andrew Demetriou called it rubbish.He took his head off on air.And made some comments about his name, that Chip is not his real name.It was quite nasty.And the 'Australian's had some coverage in the news, part of its paper today, in the sport and special editorial that we will look at as well. But for those people who want to rejoice in Essendon's glorious past, there was something lovely yesterday, the John Coleman statue was unveiled. Every year we talk about the leading goal kicker in the AFL win ing the Coleman medal. Younger people might not know who Coleman was. He was a fascinating figure recruited from the town of Hastings when he was 21 year s old. At that stage he was doing phenomenal things in country football. He played 98 games for Essendon, which is not a lot. He was cut age of
short by a knee injury at the age of 25. He has the second higher average per game of goals kicked of anyone in the back
his oi TV of the game. He came back and coached for a couple of premierships and died at the age of 44, he had a heart attack.John Coleman one of the great stories there. Essendon was able to just enjoy some warmth from its history for a short time.A break.And we do have some surfing on this morning back at tressles where we were looking at yesterday. The waves are even better. We will brighten up the show with some suffering this morning as well.Thank, Bud!He's back on that.No buds, OK. ABC News Breakfast can be watched live on the web.Just visit the main ABC News website and there's a link to our program there.Let's check the weather now. Good morning to Vanessa.Good morning. Let's look amped the country. Let's look at what was happening in Melbourne overnight. A low pressure trough and front has given another change to Victoria. We're practically rained all night long, Melbourne picking up 10mm and over 50mm at Philip Island, it's also been a very wet 24 hours in Tasmania. The rain will continue especially over the southern parts of Tasmania today. You could pick up around 25 to 50mm as low pressure trough continues to move south. This will move away tomorrow, allowing a weakening cold front to pass during the morning. A trough from the NT through Queensland is making its way east and will have another
trough heading east and will have trough heading towards the
Territory tomorrow and east and will have another
trough will increase the Territory will increase the warmer
northerly will increase northerly winds. Over in WA, another round of northerly winds. Over in another round of cold fronts to
come on Friday northerly winds. Over in WA,
another round come on Friday and Sunday. A warm come warm day across Severe fire conditions parts of the central district, Maranoa, war ga, Wide Bay and Burnett. The chance of afternoon showers around the Capricornia. Brisbane is heading for a top of 32.

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News Breakfast. Still to come on the program - it's Talk Like a Pirate Day. And we will be meeting one a Pirate Day. meeting one man who does just. That I resist all temptation in a new burst of maturity here! RN's Jonathan Green will join us to discuss the newspapers and Peter Ryan will discuss the shock US Federal Reserve announcement that is keeping the stimulus tap open. But first the news.Good morning. Lead ing our news this morning the new Government's asylum seeker policy is under fire again from Indonesia. Operation Sovereign Borders has officially begun, with the appointment of deputy Chief of Army Angus Campbell to oversee turning back the boats. But a senior Indonesian MP says the policy is offensive and illegal and risks damaging relations between the two countries.A passengers train has smashed into a double decker bus in Canada, killing six people and injuring dozens more. The accident took place at a level crossing on the outskirts of the capital, Ottawa. The front of the bus was sheered off and 2 train's engine car was derailed.The US Federal Reserve as Michael has mentioned has defied expectation by opting to keep its economic stimulus program at current levels. Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will continue to buy $85 billion a month in bonds until there's further evidence of sustained recovery. US shares have hit dollar
record highance the Aussie dollar has surged.More than 2,000 tourists have been air lifted from Acapulco in Mexico, the resort city has been flooded by the worst storms in decades. At least 57 people have been killed in floods and landslides across the country.A 50-year-old man is in a critical condition after a light plane crash in WA. Witnesses have described seeing the plane plunge to the ground and explode into flames near Geraldton regional airport yesterday afternoon. The pilot who is from Geraldton has suffered serious burns.Let's get more now and Indonesia's criticism of the new Government's asylum seeker policy, a senior Indonesian MP has spoken to the ABC's 'Lateline' program. Here is some of what he had to say.We have a major concerns and it has been discussed and talked about in our meetings in the commissions. It becomes our concerns because, first, it might potentially jeopardise our already good relationships in the past and, second, the policy which is going to be implemented by Mr Abbott clear ly, what do you call it, annoys our us as an independent country.If the Australian Navy does deg e begin in international waters an does deg e begin to
entersuperintendent these boats in international waters an send them back in international waters them back in the direction them Indonesia do you regard that them back in the Indonesia do you regard being Indonesia do you regard that as in your perspective being legal?It might be in your perspective but in our
perspective it in your perspective it might be a different perspective different story. I do hope perspective it might be different story. I do hope that
this policy will different story. I do hope this policy will not be implemented, until the PM Abbott talks about this issue with our Foreign Minister prior to the APEC conference in Bali.When you talk about from our perspective, do you believe the policy of turning back these boats in international waters is legal or illegal under international law?It's illegal.I heard one Indonesian critic of the turn back the boats policy saying that Indonesia could simply turn the boats around again and head a
them back to Australia. Is that a serious option?Well, I can say that that expression is on behalf of a majority of Indonesians. As it has become big issue here in Indonesia, not only in the Parliaments but also in the people on the streets, I'm very, very sure the precedence will put this issue on the table and have it discussed with Mr Abbott when he visits Jakarta in the near future.We will be discussing those comments later in the program. Investigations are under way into a fatal train crash in Canada. Six people diend dozens injured when the train ploughed into a double decker passengerses decker bus.Shake en
passengerses have praised the train driver's skill from prevent ing further carriages from tipping over.The train was coming down east to west and the next thing you was coming down and the next thing you know I see the train coming and the light disappeared in the train and I saw debris flying. It wasn't much of a sound but then the train started to slide to its right and black shoek was coming up:I didn't hear much. All I felt was a bump and then I saw smoke and we were going off the tracks . I thought we were going to flip over.A lucky escape indeed. The counting of postal votes continue s in the seat of Fairfax where Clive Palmer is ahead by just three votes. The deadline for postal votes is 6 o'clock tomorrow night but a recount is expected.In the meantime, Cathy McGowan is celebrating her win in the Federal seat of Indi. The Independent says a strong team of local volunteers helped her beat Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella.Delight, pride, very emotional. The community have responded with overwhelming sense of achievement that they've done something. So it's ly to be part of such a community reaction. It's been up and down, having to remember to breathe in, breathe out and then very stress NFL a way wondering
because you just keep on wondering what will happen next. The wonder s have been going down so it's been tightly fought. We always hoped we could win but there's such a the
big gap between the hope and the anticipation and being here today and walking up the street of Wangaratta and people saying well done, it's an amazing feeling. We have given it all we had. We've been our best selves in it, there's been nothing easy about it. We have had to convince people to vote for us and it's been very tightly fought. I am really glad that it has been like this because I think it gives me legitimacy. I've come from almost nowhere and we fought the good fight and now we've won. I think people will know that's what's happen. I won't be like Independents were in the past where we have the balance of power. This time it will be about solid work, good argument and working with the stake holders of Indi to get the services that we need and for the good of Australia. I won't be constrain ed by party politics. I am looking forward to being the member for Indi and to be able to do what is good for us and in the national interest.Cathy McGowan is now heading to Canberra. A study into more than 200 remote indigenous schools has found thaim proved attendance doesn't necessarily mean better results.Expert es say the
focus on results.Expert es say focus on national standards
needs to shift results.Expert es say the
focus on needs to shift to a more creative needs to creative way of delivering creative way of education.Boosting school attendance is a never ending battle for teachers in some of the count country's remote indigenous communities:The question is why children not coming to school, what things making them not interested. What are the problems in the community?A five-year study by the cooperative research centre for remote economic participation is looking at how education can best serve the community.As part of that, research er Sam Osborne analysed NAPLAN results from schools in the NT, WA and SA where 80% of the students are indigenous.There's been no significant change in the NAPLAN results across the five years except for year 3 num ra sy which unfortunately has gone down.Despite a national push to reduce truancy rates he says it doesn't translate into better school results.Relationship becomes weak to the point where there really is not any established relationship between attendant s and outcome in NAPLAN results.Dror John Horsley says the traditional class room method is not working and it's time for a rethink.Look at how we capture what it is students are learning in all kinds of contexts like out in the community, like out in the bush, like at ceremony.Preliminary findings will be presented to indigenous educate ors in Alice Springs as part of the a lecture. The remote education study will be finished in 2016.Now, as you may know, finished in 2016.Now, you may know, today is international Talk Like a Pirate Day.It's a an event of huge international significance as we all well know. First let's get a few tips on the basics from the founders of this very important day.And the first one is a little world we like to call a-Hoy - translated into your landlubber lexicon that means, hello.The second one -Avast.Avast means stand and give attention. You might use it when you sit in a bar. The next word is -Aye!.Aye translates yes I agree most heart heardly with everything you just said or did.The fourd is. Ayeaye.That means yes, I will get on that as soon as I finish my coffee.There's two of them, aye, aye..They're quite barking.They're so much fun. A short time ago I spoke exclusively with wise "Ol' Chumbucket" and he hold us how international pirate Day began.A-Hoy there Mr Rowdy rowand.How did international Talk Like a Pirate Day get under way?Talk Like a Pirate Day started when me and a friend decided to get in shape. So we started playing racquet ball down at the Y. If you have seen our pictures you have seen how successful that was. We were playing one day and started talking like pyre mirate s, probably one of us stretched or strained something that was best left unstrained and let out an Arrr. We started insulting each other in pirate talk and by the time we were finished we realised we had way more fun talking like pirates than we ever divide playing racquet ball. We decided the world needed to get in on this, a holiday where every man, woman and child on the planet talks like a pirate!Now I am very keen to perfect the pronounciation "Ol' Chumbucket" arr. Can you help me. K am I saying it crectly? Arr.You are saying it fine. Arr is the most lexicon.
flexible weapon in the pirate lexicon. It can mean my team is winning, it can mean my team is winning, it means I'm here and alive.The one thing we do stand very firmly on is that it's arrr, not arrg. Arrg the sound of frustration, it's the sound you make when you accidentally sit on a pin.Point taken, arrr. What are your other favourite pirate sayings?My personal favourite, because it can be used in so many different contexts is, 'Prepare to be boarded!'.You would be surprised how effective that can be.I can just imagine. You got any more for me, dare I ask?There's the classics, well blow me down like an old sea captain. Shiver me timbers. Captain slapy is bond of time to splais the main brace. That stands for time to have the first drink of the day. Another popular one, especially in taverns is, 'Can I slip me monkey pump in your bum hole. Sn' That means you would like to steal a drink from them.Of course it does.Any other saucy connotation is purely in your own evil mind now.It is indeed. You might have the right answer to this, "Ol' Chumbucket", what makes grown men want to dress up and talk like pirates?Well, first of all, it's kind of fun!.And really second of all and third of all there is no good reason for doing it.It's just the idea that on one day a year people, millions of people all over the world, people on the space station and at the White House are talking like pirates, just for the sheer anarchic fun of it, that brings joy to this old heart.It's gone from strength to strength, hasn't it, over the years?It has. We've never - every time we think this is as good as it gets, something better comes along.We've been featured in the 'New York Times' cross board puzzle. We've been an answer in trivial pursuits an a question on Jep Ardi.OK. How do you say goodbye, farewell in pirate talk?Fair winds and following seas?Fair winds and following seas.Aye.Arrr!

I don't believe you did that!He did that without my knowledge, ladies and gentlemen. Can I just say I had nothing to do with that.Surprise clamOh, thank you!That sound you hear is the cred contribute of ABC News Breakfast just going down the gurgler.You are watching ABC News Breakfast these are our top stories - a senior Indonesian politician says Australia's new policy to turn back asylum seeker boats is offensive and illegal and risks damaging relations between the two countries. Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia has been called home for briefings on Operation Sovereign Borders.Six people have been killed and dozens injured in a train crash in Canada. The train ploughed into a double decker bus on a level crossing but wfns says the train driver's skill prevented more carriages from overturning.The Australian dollar has surged f after the US Federal Reserve decided not to scale back its economic stimulus program. The Fed's chairman Ben Bernanke says he wants to see further evidence of recover y before he stops pump ing money into the US economy.Let's look at the papers today and we're joined by the presenter of RN's Sunday ex-tra, Jonathan Green. Are you raising the tone or lowering the tone?This is me.A-Hoy there, me hearty.See, you can't help me.I did with it a non-pirate accent.Can we do it in pirate talk?No..There you go. Thank you.It's quite simple really.On a couple of interesting observations coming in on Twitter a few of our viewers want to link two key issues - Talk Like a Pirate Day and the new government's plan to board boat s and send them back. See, this is what's called piracy.But that is their observations this morning.They will be keel halling.They will be walking the plank for sure.The most interesting thing to me on this internationally silly day is where does the idea for this accent come from?Who cares.ItHere is the
explanation. cares.ItHere explanation. The best
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explanation. explanation over the years that people have come up explanation over the years prude crued imitation people have come prude crued imitation of a slightly similar west country English accent because during the golden age the golden age of pyre? I the late 17th and early 18th centuries many English pirates came from this region, that 2 Cornish coast. So the classic pirate of the Cornish coast would speak apparently in an accent similar to that but it's been bastardised over the yearsI get that. There may have been educated pirates with an ox bridge..Johnny Depp has a little bits of that going on.Where is your booty!.I beg page
your pardon.Shall we turn to page 1 of the 'Australian'?, please! That is at the top of your list today..There is much of this around the papers, the cuts yesterday to various heads of department.Their heads were cut off?In what may be construed as an act of someone her attical intervention by the PM and Cabinet. Yes, we knew there would be changes around the public service, no great surprise. Perhaps the big surprise is the request for the resignation of Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson, who is according to the reports leaving well in advance of his desired time leaving well in advance of desired time frame.Yep.Three other departmental heads going as well. People with other departmental heads as well. People with links to as either immigration as well. People with links either immigration or climate change policy seems to be the common factor.Of course this was going to happen, I think.Ef it's every Government's prerogative do some of this. The question is whether there is a fairly strong piece of politics involved in this and whether the politic sization of the bureaucracy is in part the consequence.Many might take issue with that oe, about it is the Government's prerogative to do this. Of course it's not. You have a public service that is independent, that seen to be ind kaent and does its job independently.Ties great strength of our system.Whatever Government is in power.Although many Governments have done just this.Indeeds they. Have for the last three big changes this has been a feature. This happened with John Howard, this happened with Kevin Rudd, and happening here with Tony Abbott.Yeah, you would hope that this is not now the pattern because, as you say, the fact that we have a bureaucracy which endures beyond governments which considers policy, implements policy, formulates policy outside of the political ruck is a tremendous strength, so to make those departments captive of the political winds of fortune would be a great misfortune.The mels has Tony Abbott promising to be a man of action.This is Andrew Bolt takes up what he calls - this is the war on unseeming and it's an interesting example. He goes here into the lack of women and fl the Cabinet. But says, well, he takes the meritocracy argument. Perhaps more interestly he talk about the lack of a Science Minister and he says don't judge it by the simple absefrns of the title but by what is done in future policy by the new arrangement which is put ing science into a biggest department.It's all a matter of consequenceness of what actually happen s, previous Government really wanted to name check all the individual interests in the portfolio titles, that is kind of what we're losing but it's indicative of a new approach which says judge me by what I do, not by how I make things look.The Western Australian Government has lost its triple A credit rating which -Tsk, tsk.What do you have to have to hang on to it?It would seem that the Western Australian Government is lacking in political women to constrain their spending.But Standard & Poors also called a whole lot of junk home loans triple A back in the day.We respect the words of the rating agent agencies despite their deeds in recent times. The Government of WA is responding to this, show though, they're going to say you want cuts we will cut. Colin Barnett is saying thing s will be sold, assets, land and so forth. Interesting though, he founts this is contradictory to the politics of the eastern of debt coast, a really strong defence of debt and the level of indebtedness in of debt and the level indebtedness in WA which is
high. And of debt and the level of
indebtedness high. And says, yes, but we're in a transformational stage, of course we're spending money, of course we have high debt. We're trying to do a lot. That is not an argument which finds a lot of favour on this kind of the country. So there's an between the
interesting contrast there between the two.To the 'Australian', it delves into the world of drugs an sport.If you thought the AFL's penalties against Essendon were the ends of the story, not to much.Lifetime bans!.ASADA still looking at key figures around the Essendon Football Club. Both players and in the staff.And we know that we haven't had the final finds from ASADA as to their attitude and their potential penalties and they're saying people may face lifetime bans. That may be people like James Hird potentially. That may be some players. So it's by no mean tenced of the story there, the sanction that they the AFL brought.I don't know if we can bring that up again, but I think the 'Australian' is perfect ly entitled to do what it did today which is pull out those quotes by Andrew Demetriou. If we can get that the 'Australian' item u u up again. That is what I would do if I was the head of the newspaper and that is what was said by one of my reporterHe went very hard on that reporter and on Essendon doctor, the case was dropped. They've defended the piece from Chip LeGrand.As they piece they should.What is going on with Warnie and Liz Hurley.I think the public have a right to know!They were engage and now there's this battling tweets, Liz Hurley has tweeted -Backgrounds for those who neither care nor pay attention.People need background to this?I do. What's going on?Liz Hurley, agenting person, sort of, and Shane Warne, cricket person come poker person e, engaged. Celebrated romance, maybe on the rocks. Liz Hurley seen in public without the ring!.Liz Hurley has tweeted the more I know - I am out in public without my ring. I left mine on the bedside by mistake!We will start rumours.Liz Hurley has tweeted, 'The more I know of man, the more I love my dog.' .Why did the pirate take a vacation?I don't know. Why did the pirate take a vacation.He needed some arr and Arrr!Not getting any better, is it?Oncra than I've got three hours of this. Can I come with you disl snOh, God he's brought cut lass.Behave. I'm armed.Give me that.No way.Jonathan, run! Run while lucky
you can. Thank you.Well, he's lucky he's got out of here. I have to stay. PK is joining us. Help me!I thought that cutlass was a threat to laugh at the joke.It's not plastic, it's hard metal.Let's go to the sport highlights and the AFL has dropped all charge against Essendon's club doctor Bruce Reid. Dr Reid was the only Essendon employee to challenge the league's charges an penalties from the supplements scandal which has been ongoing through this year. The veteran bombers doctor and the AFL were due in Supreme Court today. The bombers welcomed the withdrawal of the charges and will now focus on finding a replacement for suspended coach James Hird. Dr Reid will continue as Essendon club doctor when he returns from leave in January next year. To the European Champions League matches this morning Chelsy has lost at home in this competition group stage for the first time since October 2003. In other matches Arsenal beat Marseille. Lionel Messi scored a hat trick, of course.Let's take a look.He has a slightly concerned expression on his face, that's why. Lionel Messi has number 60. A lot of it..Mess smes lurking. Lionel Messi is lurking. Is it two? Is it. lurking. Lionel Messi lurking. Is it he is. A perfect ball for Piquay. Is it hat trick time? It is. What Christ Yano Ronaldo can do, Lionel Messi can do too.Michelle bore cess in the semifinal at the moment and this man is from the Austral islands in French Polynesia. But it looks like Julian Wilson might be able to win this semifinal at trestle, it's gom k coming right down to tends of this competition which is important for joint pointing up in grabs in the overall world championship race and there is - those are the conditions, just a short time ago. The semifinal s ongoing. Taj Burrow beat Jordi Smith so he awaits in the final and Taj kbroir would get important points in this.We will keep you up to day with that. Did you knee that New Zealand has beaten the USA in one more race this morning? In San Francisco for the America's cup? One more win and the America's cup will go to New Zealand.That other race is happening in the next hour or so.That starts in 20 minutes.Unless the Cats are boarded by pirates an then it's all over.In Ngo pirates allowed in San Francisco at the moment. Unless you is a fair $50 million.That is a lot of booty. Vanessa, good morning.Good morning. A low pressure trough is generating rain across Tasmania, the low will move away from the coast tomorrow and we have a weak front that is causing showers in SA and Victoria. Another in the south-west and also further front also pass through WA tomorrow and Sunday, a broad trough still lingering from the NT down into the north eastern parts of the NSW. It will be another warm day across Queensland. Severe fire conditions for parts of the Bay and Burnett and central district, Bay and Burnett and a chance of Bay and afternoon showers and gusty storm s around the Capricornia at the storm s around at the tail end of the trough.

Why do pirates struggle to learn the alphabet ?Why?Because they spend so much at C!It's just going to be great, isn't it! All morning long and you're not helping. We have all these responses from you -Keep them coming.Emails and text an tweets. Guys, don't do it to me. Someone has to try to keep this creaky ship afloat!Back after this break.

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Welcome back to ABC News Breakfast. I'm Virginia Trioli. Indonesia is still not happy with the Coalition's plan to turn back asylum Especially now that the plan is official Australian policy. We official will bring the latest on growing tensions with our northern neighbour in just a moment. And the northern neighbour in moment. And the US Federal
Reserve surprises the markets by continuing to pump billions of dollars into the US economy every month. Our business editor Peter rye Wran explains the ripple effect of that decision. Also today we will check out the latest cinema offerings for the school holidays.In all my years of racing I have never seen a driver with this much raw talent.A dark horse is challenging and it look likes the winner is Turbo!The tale of a spees Speedy snail feet nurse our movie review. You've got to take the kids to see something! But first of all here is the news of the day with Michael.Thanks. And good morning. The new government's asylum seeker policy is under fire again from Indonesia. Operation Sovereign Borders has officially begun with the appointment of the deputy Chief of Army Angus Campbell to oversee the turning back of the boats. But a senior Indonesian MP says the policy is both offensive and illegal and it also risks damaging relations between the two countries. Australia's Ambassador to Indonesia has been called back to Canberra for briefings about people smuggling.A passengers train has smashed into a double ducker bus in Canada, killing six people and injuring dozens more. The accident happened at a level crossing on the outskirts of the capital, Ottawa. The front of the bus was sheerd off and the train's engine car was derailed. Passengers praised the train driver's skill at preventing further carriage s from flipping over.I didn't hear much, all I felt was a bump and then I saw smoke and we were going off the tracks. I thought we were going to flip over.The US Federal Reserve has defied expectations by opting to keep its economic stimulus program at current levels. Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will continue to buy 85 billion dollars a month in bonds until there's further evidence of sustained economic recovery.US shares have hit record highs following that shock announcement and the Aussie dollar has risen by more than a cent against the greenback.More than 2,000 #20urists have b air lifetimed from Acapulco in Mexico. The resort city has been fladed by the worst storms in decades, at least 57 people have been killed and floods and land slides right across the country. Acapulco's airport is under water and looting has broken out amid the chaos.The Wallabies star O'Connor cob is in strife over an incident at Perth international airport. Australian Federal Police have confirm add 23-year-old man was barred from boarding a flight to Bali early on Sunday because he was alleged ly intoxicated. Airs escorted O'Connor from the terminal but laid. He's recently been disciplined terminal but no charges were
laid. disciplined after a series of laid. He's recently been disciplined after a series late night antics. To the markets -.

Now let's get some more on Indonesia's concerns about the new Government's asylum seeker policy. Our political reporter Latika Bourke joins us now from Parliament House. Latika, good morning. So what's been the latest expression of criticism?Good morning. This comes from an MP in Indonesia, and he's told 'Lateline' last night - he's basically fleshed out some of the concerns that the Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa made last week and he's expressed concerns about of course the turning back the boats policy, which is just being implemented following the swearing in of Tony Abbott and his government yesterday.And also the policy that the Coalition announced during the election. That would be to fund local s in Indonesia to effectively spy on fishing communities to make sure that boats weren't being used for people smuggling and then buy boats that might be destined for people smuggling vessels.So this is more criticism, it doesn't come from senior levels of the Indonesian Government of course Marty Natalegawa has made previous criticisms although not as strong and as stride ent as the ones made last night.It might be legal in your perspective but in our perspective it might be different story. So I do hope that this policy will not be implemented until the PM Abbott talks about this issue with our Foreign Minister prior to the APEC conference in Bali.When you talk about from our perspective, do you believe the policy of turning back these boats in international waters is legal or illegal under international law?It's illegal.So pretty defnit there and that is going to be a real problem for this incoming government and Julie Bishop in particular who will be have the choice e relationship with the the members of the Indonesian Government. So what do we expect is going to be the response from the Government today?Tony Abbott's holding a media conference later this morning with the NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell, who will be making a roads announcement or building on one of his campaign promises to partly fund the west connects motor way in knee Sydney. No doubt he will be asked about this criticism, it's no surprise or should come as no surprise to the Coalition Indonesia's been make ing noises like this for some time, particularly about turning back the boats policy. And their claim that that would intrude on their sovereignty, particularly the buying of boats policy. Now, Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister,'s previously said that Australia's not asking Indonesia's permission to implement this policy, they're telling them that this will be Australia's policy. And Scott Morrison, the Immigration Minister has also made that point that this is also about Australian sovereignty, so it certainly will be an interesting relationship to watch and see how this policy affects it if it does.And don't forget that Indonesia's elections will also I expect prominently feature this policy because it will be then playing into a domestic audience has it has done here.That will be our job.Do you think you will have success with keeping boats from coming hereWe will execute the direction of Government and we will see how that goes.Chief of Navy there playing a pretty straight back. Latika Bourke, thank you so much.The ACT Government says same-sex couples should be allow ed to marry in the ACT before the end of the year.A bill to legalise same-sex marriage is going to be introduced into the ACT Parliament today.The ACT is set to become the first Australian jurisdiction to legalise same-sex marriage. The ACT Government will introduce its Marriage Equality Bill here at the Legislative Assembly this morning. The Canberra Liberals won't be supporting the bill, but it will pass with the support of the Greens Minister all eight eight Labor MLAs. It is all eight eight is not the first time the ACT has tried is not the first time the marriage equality. The civil unions Bill was quashed by the Howard Government back in Howard Government back in 2006. But after legislative changes it will now be much harder for the Federal Government to overturn the law because it will need a vote in both houses of Parliament. But it's highly likely the bill will be challenged in the High Court.We're aware going into this that there are those opposed to what we are doing and we're aware it comes with risks about potential challenges to the legislate but again we don't believe that should stop us pursuing a commitment we've made.The Marriage Equality Bill is expected to be debate and passed during next month's sittings. The Chief Minister says same-sex couples should be able to marry in the ACT before the end of the year.Child protection case workers have hit out at the NSW Government saying staff cuts have cost the life of at least one toddler.The death of 2-year-olds Zoran has prompted call s for the Family and Community Services Minister Prue Goward to be sacked.The ABC's '7:30' program spoke to several case workers linked to the case.Potentially his death was avoidable, yes.The office was a mood of despair at times because who do you get to? Each child is as precious as the respond to and provide respond to service?The police came one night and they service?The police came night and they saw what the
inside of the service?The police came one
night inside of the house was like and there were a few things going on and they made a report to DOCS.Nothing happened.The normal case load of a case worker should be between six and eight matters, if they're complex.It can be a bit more if they weren't.I know case workers were carrying loads of 12, 16 in out of home care, 25 or more: It boggles the mind and there is no physical way that you can get to every one of those matters.There are a lot of horrific circumstances to a lot of the reports.And I think for mine, from personal experience, you would sit there shaking your head thinking we should be getting to all of these but you can't.We became very angry because at the top as far as we can see, decisions that were made from the Government, the Minister and down to put in staff shortages, or staff freezes. We had just lost all these workers. We had a full case load and then some, and then this little boy died.If somebody had come out and done something and even just assessed what the place looked like and then, you know, said, right, they need to take these kids away, he could still be here, I could still be running around with him.You think about it all the time, you don't sleep. You think what if. What if I could have done this? What if I hadn't thought I will wait another day? And the what ifs play over and over.In our office there are empty desks everywhere! If we had more case workers we could im the system. Perhaps not as many would die.NSW case workers speaking there. Officials in Canada are investigating a train crash that's killed six people and injured dozens of othersThe train smashed into a double decker bus at the level cross ing in Ottawa. The city's mayor gave this update a short time ago.This morning just before 9am a transport bus and rail train collide p resulting in six fatalities and 31 persons injured. The the sorrow we all feel is deep and shared by all resident of Ottawa and Canada. We have lost six of our neighbour, people who started off this bright sunny day heading from their homes an loved ones to go about their daily lives.Then this tragic terrible tragedy struck and literally in moment we've lost six resident of our city. Hundreds of others, family member, friends and colleagues were also affected today and a void has been left in these lives that will be impossible day
to fill. On this very difficult day in Ottawa, we are very appreciative of the outpouring of condolences and words of support we have heard from both those within and outside our city.This afternoon, I've spoken with a number of Federal provincial and municipal representative s including Premier Wyn, the Minister for Transportation, the Minister of Transportation, the Minister Labour, the of democratic reform, an the NP for Nepean Carlton. They've all expressed their sympathy and support for the victim es of dad today's accidents ab their willingness to help in think way they. Can and I thank them and those who have contacted my office. A TSB investigate is now under way I en courage everyone to let them do their job. It is not helpful to spekslate on rumours. Our prierlt write throughout today has been and will continue to be re uniting and consoling the families of those affected, while coordinating our emergency personnel who have been on sight and doing an excellent job since 9am this morning.Jim Watson there giving an update on the fatal train crash in Canada. To the major newspapers, which kick off with Tony Abbott's first day in the top job. The 'Sydney Morning Herald' says the new PM has come out swinging, dumping three top public servants considered to be way too close to the former Labor Government.The 'Canberra Times' also leads with Tony Abbott's public service shake-up - three top bureaucrats have been sacked, one has resign and two 'Australian'
departments have been A.The 'Australian' says the new PM has also ordered plans be drawn up to stop asylum seeker boats and scrap the comba.Tony Abbott has also taken responsibility for women's issues and indigenous affairs. That's on 'The Guardian Australia' website.The Holden is likely to stop making cars in Holden is likely to cars in Australia fit doesn't get a commitment on subsidies from the new Coalition Government and get that commitment within two months.'The Daily Telegraph' reveals NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell will give the green light to Sydney's O'Farrell will give light to Sydney's biggest motorway project, west connects today, the new PM Tony Abbott will be attending that opening today.And while in Queensland the State Government will look at increasing speed limits on 100 roads and highways across the State, the 'Courier Mail' has that story.The NT's Opposition leader will keep her job after leadership ructions in the Labor Party, that's in the 'Northern Territory News'.The 'Age' has more on Essendon's drugs scandal. I says club medical staff expressed concerns that Essendon was considering billing Medicare for nearly 100 heart checks on its players.The dlaiz tidder reports on the shock withdrawal of controversial photographer Bill Henson from an upcoming biennial exhibition at the South Australian art gallery.The 'West Australian' says widespread spending cuts are on the way after the State Government lost its triple A credit rating.'The Mercury' details the tragic story of a teenager who took her own life after being bullied.And the 'Herald Sun' says Melbourne scientists are on the brink of creating a very simple test to predict obesity. A very big health problem not just in Victoria but around Australia.It's international Talk Like a Pirate Day and Michael Rowland simply couldn't keeping
be happier. In the interests of keeping my beloved co host happy this morning - arrr!Same to me, me hearty. Key I am getting in on the spirit.Good. You will be walking the plank otherwise!.I did nums like this. Peter sent this in and I think this is quite a good motto to live one's life by - always be yourself, unless you can be a pirate, then always be a pirate. Even I get that.It like this - why are men pirates?Why?Because they arr.What are pirates afraid of? The Darrrrrk.You can see some moments from the celebrates pirate of the Caribbean movie series which are some very good films if you don't like talking like a pirate. Much love for international Talk Like a Pirate Day from you this morning on our comment s section of the website and other places. Shane says he is feeling really sorry for me this morning. Thanks, love. My money is on Trioli snapping and using that cutlass on Michael Rowland before 8am!.The thing is plastic, it's just plastic.It's a deadly piece of cutLassie.Don't worry Michael Rowland, Virginia Trioli is just boring.Yes, you arr. What do you kaeld a pirate with no legs and no arms and tossed :If
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