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    Aussie "Chopper Read" Crook

    Pardon the pun in the title. Wonder who's gunna tell old "chop chop" to harden the f'k up. Terrible bloody thing Hep C.

    Dying Chopper Read 'off the grog'

    Celebrity standover man Mark "Chopper" Read says he hasn't touched alcohol for 18 months as he battles liver failure and hepatitis C.

    The Melbourne criminal, who reportedly appeared seriously ill during a live show at a Brisbane pub overnight, has previously been given between two and five years left to live.

    "That was nearly five years ago (the doctor) said that to me," Read slurred during an interview with ABC Radio.

    "I don't know if that's still the case. I haven't been back for another opinion."

    During his touring show The Real Underbelly at the Narangba Valley Tavern, Read was described as being an "unsteady, sickly man who could barely keep his eyes open."

    Audience members said afterwards he appeared to be suffering from a "nervous disorder", shuffling around on stage and muttering.

    "I've got cirrhosis of the liver. I haven't had a drink in about 18 months," Read said.

    "There's no cure for that."

    Read, who shot to infamy with a series of books documenting his life of crime with Underbelly writers Andrew Rule and John Silvester, last year admitted contracting hepatitis C sharing razor blades in prison.

    He said despite his desire to watch sons Charlie and Roy grow up, he had refused a liver transplant that could save him.

    "I'm not going to ask for a liver transplant," he said last night.

    "It's not fair. I'm 55 years old. I'm not going to put my need against a 10-year-old child, you know."

    Read will perform a series of live shows in Brisbane and is working on a rap CD and a DVD to be titled Fatbelly.

    "It's about me, my favourite topic."

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    Hep C = liver cancer decades down the track. Incurable and always fatal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panda View Post
    Hep C = liver cancer decades down the track. Incurable and always fatal.
    Well ain't you a jolly little soul.

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    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.

    Thats exactly what he is melvbot. Good riddance to him, if there really is a hell somewhere thats exactly where this pea hearted tool is heading....he spent alot of years bullying people and just being one of societies arseholes SOM NOM NA!

    He probably got the hep c by taking a few hotdogs up the blurter when he was doin time

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.
    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
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    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.
    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........

    Whilst he did a bit of that, he was also a dead set heap of shit that ruined alot of other peoples lives.....I hope you keep us posted of his death, i wanna take a dump on his grave.


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    Quote Originally Posted by neverdie View Post
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    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.
    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........

    Whilst he did a bit of that, he was also a dead set heap of shit that ruined alot of other peoples lives.....I hope you keep us posted of his death, i wanna take a dump on his grave.


    He fucked your missus didn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
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    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.
    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........

    Whilst he did a bit of that, he was also a dead set heap of shit that ruined alot of other peoples lives.....I hope you keep us posted of his death, i wanna take a dump on his grave.


    He fucked your missus didn't he?

    I dunno, maybe, if he did I hope he gave the bitch one in the blurter while he was at it

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverdie View Post
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    He's some sort of scumbag criminal isnt he? Fuck him.
    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........

    Whilst he did a bit of that, he was also a dead set heap of shit that ruined alot of other peoples lives.....I hope you keep us posted of his death, i wanna take a dump on his grave.


    He fucked your missus didn't he?

    I dunno, maybe, if he did I hope he gave the bitch one in the blurter while he was at it
    Err ok then.

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    i neva liked her anyway ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB79 View Post
    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........
    So murders OK then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverdie
    Whilst he did a bit of that, he was also a dead set heap of shit that ruined alot of other peoples lives.....I hope you keep us posted of his death, i wanna take a dump on his grave.
    why not be a man and go have a dump on him when he is still alive

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    He mostly only did over heroin dealers, he's an okay bloke, as some people on here know I have helped him a few times with Muay Thai training.

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    Read was born to an ex-army father and a mother who was a devout Seventh-day Adventist. He was placed in a children's home for the first five years of his life. Read grew up in the Melbourne suburbs of Collingwood, Thomastown, Fitzroy and Preston. He was bullied at school, claiming that by the age of 15, he had been on the "losing end of several hundred fights", and his father, usually on his mother's recommendation, beat him often as a child. Read was made a Ward of the State by the age of 14 and was placed in several mental institutions as a teenager, where, he later claimed, he was subjected to electroshock therapy.
    By his mid-teens, Read was already an accomplished street fighter and the leader of the Surrey Road gang. He began his criminal career by robbing drug dealers, based in massage parlours in the Prahran area. He later graduated to kidnapping and torturing members of the criminal underworld, often using a blowtorch or bolt cutters to remove the toes of his victims as an incentive for them to produce enough money so that Chopper would leave them alive.[1]
    While in Pentridge prison's H division in the late 1970s, Read launched a prison war. His gang, dubbed "The Overcoat Gang" because they wore long coats all year round to conceal their weapons, were involved in several hundred acts of violence against a larger opposing gang during this period. Around this time, Read had a fellow inmate cut both of Read's ears off in order to be able to leave H division temporarily. While in his early biographies Read claimed this was to avoid an ambush by other inmates, by being transferred to the mental health wing, his later works state that he did so to "win a bet". However the nickname "Chopper" was given to him long before this, from a childhood cartoon character. Several other members of Read's gang also cut off their own ears in a similar fashion after this incident.[citation needed]
    Read was ambushed and stabbed by members of his own gang in a sneak attack, when they felt his plan to cripple every other inmate in the entire division and win the gang war in one fell swoop was going too far. Another theory is that James "Jimmy" Loughnan and Patrick "Blue" Barnes wished to benefit from a contract put on Chopper's head by the Dockers. Read lost several feet of bowel and intestine in the attack. Ironically, Jimmy Loughnan was a longtime friend of Read's. Read was, at the time, serving a 17-year sentence after attacking a judge in an effort to get Loughnan released from prison.[citation needed]
    Read once claimed to have served two years for GBH starting in 1978 after attacking a local pimp and drug pusher who was attempting to force a 13-year-old schoolgirl into prostitution, claiming "It was worth it."[citation needed]
    Described variously as witty, charismatic, sadistic, and frightening, Read admits to being involved in the killing of 19 people and a further 11 attempts. Many of his associates in the underworld claim that Read is prone to making up numbers to increase his own notoriety and the sales of his books. Read himself has stated on numerous occasions that he would "never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn."
    In an online youtube interview Read stated that he had in fact been involved in the planning of "about forty murders", but that he had only actualy killed four men by his own hand.[citation needed]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    "It's not fair. I'm 55 years old. I'm not going to put my need against a 10-year-old child, you know."
    What a geezer. Now that's a 'Criminal' or so some would have us believe?!! One mans criminal an all that... If you sold smack to my daughter, I'd like Uncle Chop Chop to have a word with you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr
    battles liver failure and hepatitis C.
    Sorry Panda but from the article it doesn't mention Liver cancer, but cirrhosis is nasty. (the liver can fix itself from what I've read, but it sounds like it too late for Chop Chop :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by neverdie
    he spent alot of years bullying people and just being one of societies arseholes SOM NOM NA!
    Bullying crims' not joe bloggs of the streets. Know ya facts first matey. Read some of his books he a bloody funny clever man...

    Quote Originally Posted by CB79
    ay be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers. Not the worse crime in history...........
    Indeed, Indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    He mostly only did over heroin dealers, he's an okay bloke, as some people on here know I have helped him a few times with Muay Thai training.
    you lucky bugger Noodles, my mate met him some 4-5yrs ago, said he was a realy 'stand up guy' fight on Chop Chop...hey get in touch with China they'll sort you a liver out mate cheap cheap..

    Maybe we should have a whip round.

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    ^Hey douche bag, I am well aware of his backgound, I actually had the pleasure of seeing the assshole in incaseration, theres a little bit more to knowing the facts than reading an ex crims books.....duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    He mostly only did over heroin dealers, he's an okay bloke, as some people on here know I have helped him a few times with Muay Thai training.
    Would those people be your alter-nics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neverdie
    theres a little bit more to knowing the facts than reading an ex crims books.....duh!
    reality might get in the way of the money to be made in selling fantasy

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    I enjoyed the movie immensely. Available in its entirety on YouTube for those of you who haven't seen it. One of the most nuanced portrayals of a psychotic I've seen. Bana does an amazing job of showing us a borderline personality disorder in action, in the transition from rational to violent to post-violence remorse and self-pity in a man who goes from emotionally needy to sociopathic and back again in nearly the blink of an eye. The film portrays Read as anything but heroic, although it is easy to see how a certain class of knucklehead would miss the point.
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    To quote chopper " I never killed anybody that did not have it coming to them"

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvbot View Post
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    I may be wrong but I think his primary crime was robbing and killing drug dealers.

    Not the worse crime in history...........
    So murders OK then?
    You live by the sword......

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