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693  Date: 2007-09-19 10:29:55
Thomas Gavin ( tag1@cornell.edu / http://buzzme.12buzz.com/profileFamily.php?id=12buzz/senderos&familyname=12buzz&flag=) wrote:

I have three grown children, two of whom are boys. I know something about what it feels like to have one of them in trouble, and to watch their pain and regret. Try to remain as strong as you can. There are good people who care about your situation, and think that your plight is extremely unfair.

692  Date: 2007-09-18 19:24:22
John ( joanders@charter.net / http://thecalltoholiness.net) wrote:

Scott:
You are doing the right things now in your actions and thats what counts.
John

691  Date: 2007-09-18 17:42:26
Moorbeisser ( Moorbeisser@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I read about you at buzzme and wish you all the best.
Dieter

690  Date: 2007-09-18 18:23:09
Pumin Impan ( puminpan@hotmail.com / http://www.buzzme.12buzz.com) wrote:

Im sad to reading your story on buzzme, I hope one day you can have your freedom.

689  Date: 2007-09-18 16:55:59
Carl ( carsand1@telus.net / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
I just read an article about your situation on the front page of the buzzme site. It's hard to understand how some countries can come up with jail sentences the way they do. Doesn't seem right.
One day at a time my friend and don't lose hope for a brighter future.
Take care.
From Alberta Canada
Carl

688  Date: 2007-09-18 16:30:25
Daniel ( onetouchproductions@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. I can't beleive how much I identified with you when I first saw you on television - You reminded me of me so much at that time. I want you to know that people do feel strongly about your position & will do anything that is possible to help. Big ups Son.

687  Date: 2007-09-18 16:18:45
Sean Lee ( 7@12buzz.com / http://www.buzzme.12buzz.com) wrote:

Hi Scott, I am trying to raise some International Awareness of your position through buzz. Ill keep in touch. Alexander Downer is Scum

686  Date: 2007-09-17 13:42:38
Scott ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hope it all works out,you dont deserve this sort of punishment even if drugs are bad. Its about time this goverment started to help its own citzens, mayby with a election coming up messers Howard and Downer could finally do something.It only needs a push from the voting public.

685  Date: 2007-09-17 10:35:49
Tanya ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
I recently read the article about you in the Bulletin magazine, and felt compelled to come and show my support by checking out your site, so here I am.
I believe that you will one day return to Australia, and I believe you deserve too.
Stay strong and believe.
Tanya x

684  Date: 2007-09-17 10:09:27
Bev ( bev4444@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Know your dad is there with you again,please have faith....we all love and support you here please dont loose hope....you are loved so much and have so much to give..we will see you in December, stay healthy and remember always you are loved

Bev
xoxoxoxo

683  Date: 2007-09-16 15:48:00
Adele ( indyjas@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi
have written numerous letters of support and havent heard anything... hoping to send care packages
take care

682  Date: 2007-09-15 00:37:51
julee malane ( juleemalane@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, Having read your story in The Bulletin magazaine, I feel for you. I wanted to let you know there are people that dont know you that are thinking of you and hope and pray you will find sunshine in your life.

I am a mother of a 18 year old boy who I have got to read your story, hopefully he will learn something from you, so thankyou for telling your story even though it must be hard. I wish you all the best Scott and try to smile and laugh everyday!

681  Date: 2007-09-14 21:13:39
C ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Don't really know what to say - except, all the best to you and your loved ones..
Stay strong - all the best..
carina

680  Date: 2007-09-12 02:56:26
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott I pray you are doing allright as I have found no updates, but the main thing is you are well and keep your faith as it will win out in the long run God Bless my friend in His love Geoff

679  Date: 2007-09-11 19:03:21
Tania ( danishtania@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just a quick note to let you know that I'm still thinking about you. I wish you all the best with your appeal and hope to be able to visit you in Bali some time soon.

Take care and stay strong,
Tania

678  Date: 2007-09-11 04:02:09
joan and Kris ( joanthehead@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

we areover here at kris place writing some letters on your behalf for our event....musicians are ringing up "the beast of burden" rang today and said they would love to support you in an event in melbourne....we should be working instead of grooving around on your website...but your gorgeous adorable face is too hard to leave.
send our love to all and big cuddle to michael
we never leave you...in our hearts... xxxx

677  Date: 2007-09-09 00:17:42
Robert ( rlduncan@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
You don't know me ,I don't know you.

You probably will never meet me, I probably will never meet you.
However, I would like you to know that I find your predicament unjust and totally unfair.

I believe you should be punished harshly for your crime but to me capital punishment is never an option.
To an outsider the Indonesian legal system seems to me to be primitive at best and quite devoid of all rationality and common sense.I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new there ,am I??
I think a prisoner exchange system would be the fairest way to go for all concerned.The Indonesian authorities would still be seen as being hard on drugs and crime but compassionate enough to not inflict the ultimate penalty on a wrongdoer.
Perhaps an appropriate sentence would be to serve some time in an Indonesian prison and some genuine hard time in a Maximun security prison in Australia.This way both sides are appeased to some extent.The Indonesians would see that you are still being punished in Australia and you have not been returned home to an easy sit in 5 star accommodation.

Scott, don't lose hope in yourself or your God,and be forever thankful for the love of your parents.

Stay strong
Robert

676  Date: 2007-09-08 16:40:41
Maddie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Stay strong!! God bless and dont lose hope..

675  Date: 2007-09-07 06:33:40
kim metcalf ( kimernie@aapt.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi just to let you no that so many people you dont no really care about you and will do anythink to help in what ever way we can god bless and take care kimxx

674  Date: 2007-09-04 09:37:14
Jessie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

hey scotty,
how you been going mate?ive been pretty good just working and dancing alot cause we have our comp coming up so pretty boring! how is things going with your appeal have you heard any more on it?well i just finished reading that book which was good!hopefully i will hear from you soon any way so i will make this quick hope your ok and michael to keep trying to be positive where all thinking of you and your family! love Jessie xoxo
ps> hope your making lots of bracelets hehe

673  Date: 2007-09-02 11:49:00
James Sinnamon ( jaymz@bigpond.net.au / http://candobetter.org/james) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I had the pleasure of meeting your Father and your Mother (and Tina(?) I think - apologies to her if I have not remembered the name correctly) today at the launch of the campaign for my brother Donald Sinnamon as Australian Democrats candidate for the federal electorate of Brisbane.

Not actually a Democrat myself, but I will do my best to help Donald. He would be great Parliamentarian if he ever got elected. He could be counted on to work night and day to prevent the use of the death penalty and, in particular, the use of the death penalty against yourself other Australian citizens.

Personally, I think drug prohibition laws are as pointless as the prohibiton on alcohol in the U.S. in the 1920's.

I think that the world would still be far from perfect if drug prohibition were ended, but it could only be a massive improvement on current situation if drug use were treated as a medical problem rather than a legal problem.

672  Date: 2007-08-31 06:45:15
Michelle Doherty ( chel17@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

To Scott and his family,
I have followed the cases of the bali nine since your arrests and i just wanted you to know that you are in my heart and my prayers. I have a daughter a little younger than you and she feels the same way i do. We have discussed drugs and she understands how you found yourself this position. My family wishes you and your dear parents well and we want you to know that there are many other Australians like us who just want you guys back home. Please stay strong and hold your head up high, cos we are behind you. Never give up hope! My very best wishes mate Michelle

671  Date: 2007-08-27 13:03:14
Liam Timms ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, I hope the wishes of the thousands of Australians who think of you every day gives you the resolution and the strength to prevail this injustice. Kindest regards and may true wisdom be granted to those of influence. Liam

670  Date: 2007-08-27 09:55:18
sofie jeppsson ( sofie_jeppsson@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey scott! my name is sofie, i live in sweden and im 23 years old. im in law school and one of the things im gonna fight againt in my life is the death penelty. human rights is the most importent area in the whole system we live in. i just want to tell you that im with you and i will forward your site to all my good friends. i really hope that things will change for you, try to hang in there. i understand its the hardest thing in the world but never let down your hope. i also want to tell your parents how amazing the are. youre making this world a better palce to be. my best to the you all. //sofie jeppsson

669  Date: 2007-08-25 02:35:23
Jim Page ( jamessmithpage@hotmail.com / http://www.expertguide.com.au/!DrJamesPage!_8019.aspx) wrote:

Gedday Scott, We have not met yet but I am a schoolteacher here in Brisbane, currently with QUT. I thought I might write to let you know that you have lots of support in Australia. Last Wednesday nite there was an Interfaith Meeting at St Mary's Church is South Brisbane, dealing with the death penalty. The strongest point was that this denies human dignity. Stay strong, mate. I can tell you about your support group that they're not about to go away quickly and they are in this for the long haul! I will write to you soon.
Cheers, Jim Page

668  Date: 2007-08-24 11:13:58
Sue Stevens ( sstevens@phcn.vic.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott and Michael, its Sue (Jessies mum), Just at work and having a bit of a break thought I'd just say hello and let you know I'm still thinking of you. I work in the emergency department of our local hospital and there is a shit load of sick people lately. Im working with Louise, who you haven't met, but she sent you a email after we came back from Bali after I was telling her about you, so she says hello a well. Jessie and I sent off a lot of signed petitions and letters to the government, every little bit helps. Anyway back to work. Take Care. Lots and lots of love Sue Stevens. xxxxx

667  Date: 2007-08-22 19:51:22
Lauren ( lauren_playgirl07@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi scott i hope you are doing well i hope you remember me is lauren we use to always hang out at partys.
your situation really sucks i cant believe its happening im happy you have the support of friends and family it would help bring a smile to your face i cant believe mc is there as well we all thought he had down syndrome or something he is so messed up. Please write to me your parents have my email take care honey god bless you all good luck with your trial

666  Date: 2007-08-22 06:34:23
Davina ( davinatp@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

Please remember that there are so many Australians that are thinking about you and wishing you all the best for your appeal.

We have not forgotten about you and offer you support.

Please take care,
Davina

665  Date: 2007-08-21 21:36:18
julie ( julesabell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, Scott. All the best to u and your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care

664  Date: 2007-08-21 00:27:30
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, just a short note to let you know that you are forever in my prayers and all I can do for you my friend I fear is pray for you and yours and that I care deeply for the right outcome for you and for Lee & Chris as they are indeed Gods children as are you , so keep well and always walk and talk with God so bye in His forever love Geoff

663  Date: 2007-08-20 05:19:13
janette ( crow_89@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

dear rush family,i cannot beleive what your family is going through. i have teenage children too and they are my world. on reading scotts story in the bulliten, i felt sick with anger (against the afp aswell as the balinies court system) and heartfelt sorrow for you all.my god.....what a terrible thing, my heart honestly goes out to you. you're in my thoughts constantly. janette

662  Date: 2007-08-20 00:38:27
brianna stanley ( harmony_savannah_avrie@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

scott and family,

you dont know me however i felt drawn to your situation, i too have a loved one in prison and i know how lonely and helpless that can feel at times. it helps me to know that god has a plan for us all and one day it will be reveled to us even if sometimes that just seems so well impossible, we have to beleive! you will be in my prayers tonight and my thoughts

661  Date: 2007-08-19 12:15:25
Jude ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Thinking of you all.
Jude (Gold Coast)

660  Date: 2007-08-19 03:40:29
maree golding.Nee brodie ( saffyau@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear scott and family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.your mum was my best mate we lost touch over the years im especially thinking of you today christine if memory serves me right it is your birthday.good bless you all
Love
maree ( micky)

659  Date: 2007-08-18 07:05:05
Jennifer Sweatman ( jennysweatman@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, I hope all is as well as it can be over there. Say Hi to Michael for me.(I'm a friend of his sisters). I'm praying for you all since the start and will be until you all come home. Thousands are praying for you all everyday through prayer chains and home groups.

Keep safe

*Jen*

658  Date: 2007-08-17 19:33:58
Jacqui Kelly ( jacquipk@hotmail.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

I would like to send my best wishes to scott, i am horrified by the way he is being treated. I pray that his death sentence is revoked

657  Date: 2007-08-17 11:42:02
manon ( tumpiedumpiedum@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott and family,i'm a dutch girl, 20 years old and have heard about your story.
i think you don't deserve such a hard punishment.
i hope you will get mercy, stay strong!!
love xx manon!

656  Date: 2007-08-17 00:29:54
deborah reeves ( wyntas.angel@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

scott, please stay strong, i have every faith that you will come home, i pray every day for you and your family.
I dont care what you have done, everyone makes mistakes, but nobody deserves to go through the hell that you are living every day.
I believe in my heart that you will be home soon.
Please dont give up, you have a lot of supporters here,
Scott, I LOVE YOU, be strong, stay positive,
and come home soon,
all my love Deb Reeves

655  Date: 2007-08-16 11:41:11
Bev ( bev4444@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Nicole,
Your comments and support are so welcome and I know that Scotts parents are so thankful for your support and kind words. I am hopeful that this opera will play in Brisbane...I will be there to support you and your efforts should it be. Scott does deserve a second chance and I and many others pray that people like you who bring awareness to this situation will make a difference. Thank you

Bev
xoxoxo

654  Date: 2007-08-16 04:52:58
Nicole Alexander ( nalexander@ampresents.com / http://deadmanwalking.com.au) wrote:

Dear Scott,

I am the Producer of an opera about to be opened in Sydney 'Dead Man Walking' based upon the true story of Sister Helen Prejean. I have been in contact with Sister Helen Prejean, Alan Jones AO, Amnesty International and your adorable parents and we are going to establish a major campaign from the theatre over the course of the production to gain as much support as we can to aid your appeal. Scott don't lose hope, there are many people who are on your side, who believe in redemtpion. I assure you that I will do everything in my power to try and use the production to help you and to draw necessary awareness to the urgency of your situation. We will fight this battle together.

With love and hope,

Nicole Alexander

653  Date: 2007-08-15 05:05:12
Kay ( kay@arbortrim.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Keep positive and know you are loved. Wish there was more we could do for you. Stay strong. Love Kay xoxoxoxox

652  Date: 2007-08-15 04:09:23
Lynne Logan Mackie ( lynneloganmackie@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. You do not know me. My name is Lynne and I'm from Brisbane, Queensland. I want you to know that I pray for you everyday. My heart goes out to you.....You are so young......I want you to know that even though this world can be cruel, and merciless......there are people out there who feel for you.....and care about you.....people who haven't even met you.....like me......I, more importantly want you to know that there is a God upstairs......Jesus Christ.....who loves and has forgiven you. Ultimately your life is in his hands.......He may want to welcome you home (to heaven)soon, or he may yet have a mission for you on this earth........only he knows the answer to that..........but the most important thing that you should know is that he loves you and has died for all your (and my) shortcomings on the cross.....so that if it should be your time......know this, you are not alone........he is with you.....and I am (in spirit)........and all the other people out there who HATE the lack of mercy that you have been shown. If you want to write to me (and am able), you are most welcome......and if not, know that you have somebody out there, that has never even met you, who cares about you and is praying for you..........Take Care Scotty........Lynne

651  Date: 2007-08-14 20:26:39
Mike Hunt ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Your 3 friends just got their appeal dismissed. I hope you have better luck. You deserve better than this!

650  Date: 2007-08-09 03:43:12
Pete Lock ( pete_lock11@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scotty, I have been keeping track of your situation since day 1 and it really makes me sad that someone I was such good friends with in primary school could be in such a tough situation. I look back at our childhood in Graceville and remember all the games of rugby and cricket we had, and how much fun it was. I think you and your family have handeled yourselves really well under such intense media scrutiny. Keep being as strong as you can be, and never loose hope. Take care mate, Pete.

649  Date: 2007-08-09 02:54:18
Adam Smith ( chadjelu@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, just a quick one will write more later as I'm at work. Don't ever give up hope mate. Beleive in yourself and those around you and those who are helping you. I strongly beleive that you DON"T deserve to die for what you done, hang in there. Although I don't know how hard it is for you.
See ya

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648  Date: 2007-08-07 13:19:37
Adele Mackenzie ( adelemackenzie@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi Scott,
i have written you a couple of letters but who knows what happened to them. My heart bleeds for you and your family. for some reason you have just stood out to me, please let me know what i can send to you and although its easy for me to say keep your chin up, stay healthy and remember i am not the only Aussie fighting to save you.
A huge big hug
Adele

647  Date: 2007-08-07 06:13:03
Bindi Stone ( bindi14@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I'm sending you and your family my support. Keep on trucking and stay positive! All the best!

646  Date: 2007-08-07 05:09:40
Jan ( jskorich@grapevine.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, I've got four kids and have lived all over the world - like the Middle East, Asia and Europe, and seen some very nasty stuff. As someone else says in this guestbook, everyone deserves a second chance in life, especially the very young. I've just read the Bulletin article (it takes a long time to get around the office) and believe me, there's nobody I know who would wish this on you, even those who have seen their own families affected by drugs. The EU runs a big campaign against the death penalty, as does any fairminded and compassionate person in the world.
thinking of you, hope we can do something to help,
Jan

645  Date: 2007-08-06 10:24:18
Brooke Johnson ( chookabok@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/chookabok) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I have been following your story for the past few years and for some reason thought of you tonight whilst driving in Melb. I am 25 and studying here in Melbourne but originally from the country.
I hope you are doing alright there.
Love Brooke

644  Date: 2007-08-05 05:55:17
Bev ( bev4444@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Dont know what happened to your cricket bat mate but we you will have one in December....Me and Lynnea are bringing one for you.....chin up and stay strong and safe...remember you are LOVED!!!

Love Bev

xoxoxo

643  Date: 2007-08-03 08:45:04
Joanne ( joannek502@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I brought the Bulletin magazine that had an article about you. As an Australian I will try to do all that I can to make sure that you and the other 5 are spared the death penalty. Your parents have sent me an email that I will sign and mail it back to them.
Its easy for me to say but sweetie keep the faith and know that there are many Australians on your side.
Joanne

642  Date: 2007-08-02 05:37:20
Steve ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I refer to Roger B's comments (629). Get your facts straight Roger before being so callous as to write something like that. Statistics show no evidence at all that the death penalty is a deterent for any crime. The drug problem in Indonesia is much larger than in Australia, just walk down Poppy's lane to get offered drugs (Roger probably hasn't visited Bali) yet they have the death penalty, we don't. Roger B's opinion is typical of the extreme right wing, not based on fact at all. I assume he has never made a mistake in his life.
I hope you get a new cricket bat soon Scott.
Cheers,
Steve.

641  Date: 2007-08-02 03:38:51
Bec ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

There isn't much for me to say to you that others haven't already said. But I just wanted you to know I feel for your pain in the injustice of the punishment. And I, and plenty of others, we may not know you from the next person on the street but it doesn't mean that we don't care for you and wish you the best. So hold your head up high and just remember there are people here in Australia willing to stand by you :)
And even though you made a huge mistake, from what I've read on this site and others, I feel that you are doing us proud with your strength and the commitments you have made there like teaching the locals sports.
I hope everything works out for you...

Bec, QLD

640  Date: 2007-08-02 03:35:21
Joyce Kmetyk ( joycekmetyk@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, {{HUGS}}

It is so hard to write to you, spouting words of hope and strength, when it is all you have to live on in the first place.
Like so many thousand upon thousands of well wishers, donations and prayers, I just want to let you know that you are NOT forgotten... we ALL want you home.
I wish that I could do so much more... so I am going to help the only way I can and that is to send donations to your trust fund. I may not be able to afford much, but if I donate a little every week or so, it will at least make your life a little less uncomfortable.
I wish for all who read this entry please, do the same. A few dollars from all every week... will hopefully provide you with some comfort and the essentials that you deserve.
Please remember, when you are alone and down... there is always someone, somewhere, thinking of you.
You have touched my heart.
Love to you,
Joyce xox

639  Date: 2007-08-02 03:24:54
Tim ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
My heart goes out to you mate. I also feel for your folks, who seem like wonderful people. Good on you for learning the local language and taking an interest in the culture. The AFP continue to show their complete incompetence back here in Oz with a number of cases. The death penalty is far too harsh for your crime, and I have faith it will be reversed. I hope my message finds you in a positive frame of mind, and that you're soon on a plane back here to serve out the rest of your sentence, and get on with life. All the best.
Tim.
Melbourne Vic.

638  Date: 2007-08-02 03:09:26
Jay ( deldeserto@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

The little boy lost in the lonely fen,
Led by the wand'ring light,
Began to cry, but God ever nigh,
Appear'd like his father in white.



He kissed the child and by the hand led
And to his mother brought,
Who in sorrow pale, thro' the lonely dale,
Her little boy weeping sought. - William Blake 1757-1827

637  Date: 2007-08-02 02:31:59
Ed ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott.
Im 21 like you and understand how easy it can be to follow the wrong path, and get caught up in things that are utterly beyond you. I recon everyone deserves a second chance. Best wishes mate keep your head up, many people are thinking of you.
Ed

636  Date: 2007-08-02 02:10:54
James Davis ( zonlike@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I certainly do not condone or support the use of or sale of drugs. Having said that I completely & utterly oppose capital punishment for any crime.

I also believe the AFP should get a decent kick up the backside for not arresting you on Australian soil, which would have prevented your current predicament.
My prayers & best wishes are with you mate. The best of luck to you & your legal team.

Cheers, James

635  Date: 2007-08-02 01:54:10
Maureen ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott
Have you got a new cricket bat yet?
Keep working on your inner spirit, stay focused and we'll see back in Australia.

634  Date: 2007-08-02 01:35:03
Cathee ( cadmlb@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

As your journey into the unknown continues I wish you well. I don't know what you know and I don't feel what you feel but I do think about how lonely you must be. Be strong and be positive and try to make some good from a very bad situation.

633  Date: 2007-08-02 01:27:42
Carolyn Hilbert ( cnb_hilbert@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,words can't express how sorry I am for what you are going through. You have made a silly mistake which may cost you your life.Im not sure exactly why your story in particular has touched me to my soul-probably because I have a younger brother who is 18-he looks very much like you and unfortunatly, my worry is thatthe same thing could happen to him. The reason for this email is to show my support for you - I know it wont change anything for you, but while Im not religious, I pray for you often and for your release. Hang in there mate and thanks for letting me write. Carolyn

632  Date: 2007-08-02 01:15:08
Dani ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, I would just like to let you know that there are many of us here at home that are backing you and wish for your safe return to Australia. I may not know how it has been for you the last couple of years, but do know that my thoughts are with you. Let's hope you will be home soon. Chin up matey xoxo

631  Date: 2007-08-02 01:08:05
Kacey ( reidabook72@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

It is so funny how we are so quick to judge people without really thinking or getting to know anything about there situation.

I am very much against drugs - as I have seen the worst effects it can have on someone. I don't understand why you decided to do what you did - but I 100% don't believe that you deserve the death penalty.

I have a very big family and I know that if something like this happened to one of them I wouldn't know what to do. My thoughts are with your family and what they must be going thru.

And my thoughts are with you Scott - everyone makes mistakes (some bigger than others). I hope everything works out for you. Good luck and Take care.

630  Date: 2007-08-02 00:48:49
MELISSA TAPLEY ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

ALLTHOUGH YOU PUT YOUR SELF IN THIS POSITION I DO FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND IF I WAS ABLE TO HELP YOU INANYWAY I WOULD BUT I AM IN NO POSITION TO I MYSELF DO NOT DO DRUGS OR HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM BUT YOU MUST HAVE BEEN DESPERATE TO HAVE DONE THIS THIS IS A LIFE LESSON LEARNT THE HARD WAY ON BEHALF OF BOTH OF US YOU ARE DOING THE TIME AND I WILL NEVER DO THAT CRIME ALL THE BEST AND CHIN UP YOU HAVE MADE A NAME FOR YOURSLF BUT SOME WOULD SAY NOT A GOOD ONE BUT NEVER MIND ITS DONE KNOW AND GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

629  Date: 2007-08-01 23:55:43
MICHELLE ( michelle_prevolsek@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

keep in there Scott.
You have alot of support from alot of people here in Aussie Land.

I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THE WORDS TO EXPRESS how shocked i was to hear you were now on death row. It seems crazy the way they give out the pushisments. While the Bali bombers only got 6 months jail, and they killed how many people??? im not condoning what you have done but i ask the question " where is the justice in that??"

i am also 21 yrs old, and i can't imagine having to deal with what you have delt whit. heart and will to go on is out of this world.

just remember that you will always have a place in our hearts and we wait and pray for the day you come home.

xox

628  Date: 2007-08-01 23:31:27
phil ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

The punishment needs to fit the crime, a jail sentence yes. The death penalty no. Never. The Indoesians need to wake up and see that a jail term of 10 or 15 years would be suitable, not takin his life. That is barbaric

627  Date: 2007-08-01 23:31:00
Roz ( mistykalstar@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

After reading the article on msn news, written by, Paul Toohey, I was not only intrigued but curious to visit this site. I first read the Poem and then looked at the pictures of Scott, grow from a baby to a young man. Being a mother myself, i felt a lump in my throat at the thought of what this young man and his family must be going through. From such a naieve mistake , this obviously misguided and confused teen must feel awful not only from his own misfortunate decision and his now horrible circumstance but for also the worry his family and friend must be feeling.I can only imagine! Although i do not condone the use, transportation or dealings of drugs of any description, i do believe everyone makes mistakes at times and unfortunately Scott made a whopper. I believe everyone deserves a second chance.
Scott, and all your family, I wish you all the best of luck and wish there was more i could do than just these words,
Blessed Be.....

626  Date: 2007-08-01 23:00:47
Valerie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Can't imagine how tough it is for you and the others. Stay strong.....

625  Date: 2007-08-01 21:44:28
Jacques ( I_love_peppermint@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I wish you all the best mate, I wish you strength and I sincerely hope that something will happen in the near future and that this will be all over for you and for the others sitting on DR. I am sitting here in my apartment and I am thinking how hard it must be to be in your situation. Remember nobody can take away your freedom, you are free to think what you want, nobody can take that away from you, stay positive, be strong, stay optimistic - I wish you all the best, I have definitely not forgotten about you nor the others. Take good care of yourself, big hugs from The Hague, Holland.

624  Date: 2007-08-01 21:24:24
pamela ( kammerhofer@primus.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

dear scott
i just wanted to let you know that i am thinking of you and all the other members of the bali nine.
I am not a religious person but I pray to the powers that be for your safety and to give you and your family strength. Your parents love you so much and I am sure you realise that now and are sorry for your actions. We all do stupid things in our youth but everyone deserves a second chance.
I am there for you and fighting for you along with many others.
STAY STRONG SON
with love pamela

623  Date: 2007-08-01 20:16:34
Jacqueline ( jacq@jacqdar.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Stay safe until you come home to Australia. It WILL happen!

622  Date: 2007-08-01 18:06:03
Lisa ( lisasilvester@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
I am an Australian expat living in Chile. I have just read the article online in the Bulletin magazine and I must say that I am very disappointed in the Australian authorities and general humanity that you should be on death row. This is certainly a circumstance where the punishment does not fit the crime at all. I am appalled by any Australians and Indonesians who think that you deserve the death penalty - it is just very wrong. It would be fair if you could be tried in Australia and given an appropriate sentence and then be given a second chance at making a good life. I trully am saddened that such an unfortunate circumstance could come to someone who has most certainly not commited a "serious crime", especially if like in the article you compare it to the bali bombers - who deliberately and violently took innocent lives. That is a serious crime - I cannot believe that people would actually place you on any par with them. There is certainly a huge amount of difference between the two crimes. I am not religious, so I will not pray. But, I will continue to try to keep up to date with your story and I will hope that some humaness and fairness will come your way. Lisa

621  Date: 2007-08-01 15:51:51
Nicole ( nicolerice75@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, it is hard to come up with the rigt words in these circustances, I can only tell you how I have felt about your story, and my hope for you. I cried when I saw you and the others arrested on television, this is not something I am in the habit of doing but I did. My family thought I may be losing it, but for me at that moment, was a person in her home, looking at nine people whose lives were over, and they were all pretty much still kids, I could see in your eyes, how sorry you were, and thinking they are so young they proberely think that their parents will somehow fix this and they will get a slap on the arse, and then go home with your tails between your legs. In reality, their are just somethings we do that can change the course of our lives so permanently, things you would never have imagined in a million years. Your story embodies that theory in everyway possible, I am sure when you lay down at night their are many "what if's" that fly around in your mind, and to wake up every morning realising were you are, knowing that it isnt what if but it is knocks the wind out of you everytime. I dont think anyone can know what it is like for you, and I wont pretend to even guess what it is like for you, but I do think about you and your family and hope some happiness, however small touches your lives. I want you to know that I dont want to see you die or spend the rest of your life in prison, I want at some point for you to be afforded the life you were ment to have, until then I will keep thinking of you and hoping the best for you and your family. I hope your story has stopped others, and If you ever need someone to help tell the real story, for those that may come after you, please dont hesitate to email me, or if you just need to get crap off your chest then feel free to do so also, I have no other way in which to help you but my support and trust, please stay strong and for christsakes, stay away from the metal, dont allow them to take your mind as well as your body. You fucked up Scott, it was a dumb thing to do, and whilst they can make you pay for it for the rest of your life, I can assure you I wont, yes their are haters out there, but also people that want good things for you. Try to keep yourself busy so you dont have to much time to dwell on things, I am sure there are people in their that want to learn english or read or write, you still have things to offer the world even if they have closed most of it off on you. You are still a man that is alive and well, they can say you are useless, but you are not, you can still leave your mark on this crazy world. Please take care of yourself in their and I will write again soon. Sincerely Nic

620  Date: 2007-08-01 15:44:43
Richard Liistro ( whipetman@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Don't think about what happened, think about where you're heading -- stay positive, focused and strong. You will have a second chance with faith by your side and people around you that believe in you. May God bless you and your family.

619  Date: 2007-08-01 15:14:54
amelia critch ( balimeals@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

:(
love to all scotts family....

618  Date: 2007-08-01 09:03:35
nicole ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott you are always on my mind and you always have my support and love and know that your family and friends love you with everything and HOPE is always with you. xxxx

617  Date: 2007-08-01 08:08:59
Fr. Bernard Rooney OSB ( bernard.rooney@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

I am a Benedictine priest of the Abbey of New Norcia, Western Australia. I read the article about you in the recent Bulletin, and want you to know that I am praying for your welfare and your release. I offered Mass for you in our church this morning. May God bless you and your family.

616  Date: 2007-08-01 06:58:44
Stewart ( shuey2@bigpond.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,l guess like most right thinking people l hate drugs of any kind and l have a special dislike for drug suppliers but this is how most people think l'm sure.What you did was stupid and naive and may well have been done for greed but l certainly don't believe you should have to pay the ultimate price by losing your life and l sincerely hope that things turn out ok for you and that you learn a valuable lesson about life.I have the utmost sympathy for your poor suffering parents and also wish them well.I read recently where your parents are campaigning against the death penalty and l agree entirely with this but could l also respectfully suggest that they should also be campaigning against the scourge in our society that drugs are and for this you would have my total support.I wish you well and feel that the mistake you made will stay with you forever and that you are allowed to live a long life to appreciate the freedom that l have and cherish.

615  Date: 2007-07-31 04:45:23
Steve ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

95% of the people I know support you and think your sentence is rediculous. Fingers crossed for your appeal.

614  Date: 2007-07-30 20:28:30
julie ( julesabell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

My prayers and thoughts are still with you and your family. Take care.

613  Date: 2007-07-30 11:42:31
Anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott I haven't checked in for a while but you have been in my thoughts. I hope you are keeping as well as possible and remember you are valued by those that don't even know you as well as those who do.

612  Date: 2007-07-30 09:34:25
Sally Collins ( salgalcollins@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hang in there buddy. Everybody deserves a second chance. Stay positive and everything will be fine. It seems you have the most loving parents and they will help you though this. Love Sal xxoo(Melbourne)

611  Date: 2007-07-29 13:45:18
Sarah ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott! My name is Sarah,i hope u remember me..I visited you with my friends whom u have kept in contact with :) :) (JESSIE,sue,tracey) & my mum (tracey also) while your parents were over visiting you aswel! can i just say what amazing people Lee & Christine are & thank them for their kindness, honesty & appreciation of support! Scott i will never forget meeting you & i will definetly be in contact with you continuosly & will be visiting you again soon!! I have told friends family & anyone that will listen of what actually hapened to u and your situation through the information on your page and words that u have spoken to me & my friends..i hope to tell many many more people how much of a good person you are so you will have more and more support for when u come back to oz!!!please take care of yourself, thinking of you, sarah xxx

610  Date: 2007-07-29 11:30:07
soph ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

i also read the article in the bulletin...

its hard to know what to say
but i just want you to know that so many people out there are thinking of you

609  Date: 2007-07-28 14:39:32
andrea ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I read the article in this week's Bulletin and I just wanted you to know that I am one of the Australians who thinks that capital punishment is wrong and that this country should do everything it can to protect you from such a fate. I also believe that people make mistakes/bad decisions, especially when they're young, and that doing and even trafficking drugs are NOT the worst things a person can do, not by a long shot. These certainly aren't the kind of crimes that deserve abandonment from your country.

I just want you and your family to know that not everyone in Australia is hypocritically and cruelling jeering from the sidelines while you all experience a living nightmare.

I'm not sure if it is possible but I hope you all as a family are finding some moments of sanity and pleasure together in this revolting time. I wish you the best.

608  Date: 2007-07-27 12:13:14
jeff ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Bro,

Take care try to see the positive things, as lots of people said before things happen for a reason! Thank god for your parents and realise what good people they are and always have been. Remember the only people you can count on are your parents what ever you have done. RESPECT. Take care buddy

607  Date: 2007-07-27 11:25:12
Anna ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I have been following your case as part of the media coverage of Bali nine and I just wanted to say that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Things happen for a reason so stay strong and believe that something good will happen. Please don't self-harm yourself, think positive thoughts and positive things will happen to you and your family.

My heart goes out to you and your family. If I ever return to Bali I will come and visit you.

You will come home one day, believe it and it will happen!!!!

Anna

606  Date: 2007-07-27 02:29:38
pat ( patcrow@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

keep going mate..... i really hope it works out for you and your family...

my thoughts are with you and your family

stay strong

605  Date: 2007-07-27 01:32:05
Sharon ( yellowsharon79@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To the Rush Family,

Can't imagine what you're going through. My thoughts are with you all.

And to Roy (lower down on the page)... look inwards before judging Scott's parents. Scott made the mistake, not them.

And then if you still can't find compassion in your heart, then perhaps you could find a more appropriate forum upon which to express your thoughts.

The Rush family have suffered enough, they don't need your comments right now.

604  Date: 2007-07-27 01:21:38
Lee Wilkie ( leewilkie@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Stay strong.

603  Date: 2007-07-26 05:30:10
claire o brien ( claire@towerstransport.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

always looking for stories on you.
thinking of you.
try and take it easy if possible.

602  Date: 2007-07-26 03:00:31
Margaret W ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

To the parents of Scott - your son has meaning, is worthwhile, and has great potential to redeem himself if given the chance. To you and your son, stay strong - there are people who care about you. No-one wants to see drug dealers harm our society, but society will not benefit by Scott's death. And to Roy below...have you ever had to face being let down by someone you love? Or have you ever had to deal with anyone less than perfect in your world? Yes, drugs do kill at random. Drug dealers need to be stopped; but in a humane way. Continue to take care of your children, and if they turn out well and healthy and happy, you will no doubt pat yourself in the back. But maybe, just maybe, you should think how luck you are that they all turn out with no problems.

601  Date: 2007-07-26 00:14:35
Penelope Winchester ( pwinchester@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, Scott - We don't know you but we know of your situation and are doing our best to keep up to date with it. Keep strong, God can make a way where there is no way :). We have all made mistakes in life, none of us are better than anyone else and everyone deserves a chance to use their life to make the world a better place. You are alive for a purpose and you deserve the chance to see that fulfilled. Don't give up, keep hanging on, one day at a time. We have no idea how tough it really is for you but we send our encouragement and our prayers. God bless you and your family, Scott, we'll be in touch. - The Winchester Family P.S. we'd like to send a care package, etc., how can we find out exactly what you need/what you like and what would be best to send?

600  Date: 2007-07-25 13:24:00
Christine ( christinewc21@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

I have read about you and the others since the day of your arrest. Trying to find out how you are doing has been hard at times since I live in the small state of Connecticut in the USA. But through the Foreign Prisoner Support Service I am able to get information on how you are doing. I want you to know that people far and wide do care about you and pray for you everyday. I don't get to see too many pictures, but there is one taken when you were being transfered and you were grinning from ear to ear. I like the ones of you guys grinning. (too few I'm sad to say.) I will pray to see the one of you guys grinning when you are all released. Best wishes and God bless you.
Christine

599  Date: 2007-07-25 04:58:03
Caro ( fion_cam@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott,

Just read the article about you in the Bulletin, by Paul Toohey. I've never bought the magazine before, just got it specially to read about you plight. I''ll write letters to Downer and the Indonesian president on your behalf, but if there is a more organized way I can help, like sign a petition, I will.

I'm so sorry for how it's worked out for you, for how you've been let down, and disregarded by the Australian Government, regardless of what you did. I also don't understand why you are being made an example of, out of all proportion.

Try to stay positive, people are thinking good thoughts about you.

kind regards
Caro

598  Date: 2007-07-24 14:01:19
Tracey ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,
You will be in my prayers. I hope everything works out better for you buddy. Stay strong.

597  Date: 2007-07-24 13:02:57
Ben ( smylz_orl_round@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I have tears in my eyes as I write this message to you mate - i follow a lot of cases of Aussies in OS prisons. Your situation, along with many others touch me because i can only empathise with the feelings of desperation you and the families feel. I have been through tough times like many people and i think this is why your circumstances touch us deeply - I remember how helpless i felt in my times of need and how much i hoped someone would support me - so you can count me in as a supporter mate, and I hope my words along with others give you the courage to continue.

To your family, i will only offer my words of support, i am sure everyone with the correct power to do so is helping you already, so i dont feel there is much more i could offer that would be more than medial - i hope the knowledge that my thoughts are with you all during this time helps, i sincerally do.

i have attached my email, i dont expect a mail back but if their is any petition or rally you hold that i can attend, email me and let me know.

You all have my prayers,

Ben

596  Date: 2007-07-24 12:26:31
Irene ( irene_headon@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, Always remember there are people who care very much for you and for your family.

595  Date: 2007-07-24 09:59:27
Bev ( beverley.pollock@justice.qld.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hiya Scott,
I have been seeing things in the news about you "self harming". Come on Scott. please stay strong your mum and dad are fighting so hard for your life...I cant profess to know what your life is now like even though I have seen the conditions you are living in. Please Scott Please stay strong. We are all fighting for you..... and Lynnea and I will be there again in December..stay strong and always remember you are loved.....

Bev

xoxoxo

594  Date: 2007-07-24 09:43:58
Adam Richardson ( fuegomanchego@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

stay strong dude! the best of wishes from me and my family to you and yours!

593  Date: 2007-07-24 09:34:00
Louisse Gimbergh ( Netwebangel@Gmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/netwebangel) wrote:

You are in my thoughts Scott!

592  Date: 2007-07-22 13:14:22
Murray Kidd ( badetspy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott. I have been following your case for some time now. I was appalled and angry when you and the other 3 lads received the death penalty on Sep 6 last year.

I met your Mum and Dad and joined the Australians Against Capital Punishment. AACP have hosted 2 political forums so far in Brisbane, some of the Senators speeches from the July 7 forum are now on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeQHbSl6XYY

Your parents are amazing people Scott. They inspire me to do more, to dare to be better. They literally stand in the street with photos of you and hand out pamphlets and gather signatures.

I am 20 years older than you Scott - and so I have racked up another 20 years of mistakes more than you! But no one should ever be put to death for what they did in one moment in time. You are not the same person that you were. As Senator Barnaby Joyce says, the death penalty kills the repentant.

Stay strong Scott, there are many of us behind you mate.

Murray.

591  Date: 2007-07-20 07:19:37
kaazzaa ( kaazzaa@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

still in my thoughts all of you , love kaz xxxxx

590  Date: 2007-07-19 07:12:41
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott just a few words to let you know I am still thinking of you and pray there will be some good news for you and your Mum and Dad , Lee & Chris. Well Mate keep the faith no matter how hard it is as God is really there all the time for you and the other boys as you know he works in mysterious ways my friend so my prayers are with you always Scott God Bless and keep you safe so bye Geoff

589  Date: 2007-07-18 01:08:10
Jessie Stevens ( sstevens@phcn.vic.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

hey scotty,
Jessie here i was just looking at your website so thought id write to say hi cause your phone has been off past few days.i saw the braclets that you guys are making and i would love to get one and so would mum so let us no!!hope all is going well with your appeal we are thinking of you and wish we could do something to help! i wont go on to much cause hopefully ive heard from you any way before you get this but say a big hello to your parents they seem like such lovely people even through all this shit there going through they still were very helpful to us when we came to visit u in july!!!well be good hehe and keep studying talk soon love always jessie ps> hey michael hope al is going ok? xoxo

588  Date: 2007-07-18 00:26:24
Tara Matthews ( taramatthews81@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To Scott and the Rush family,

I cannot begin to imagine the distress you and your family must endure everyday. I am so saddened by your story and i truly hope that someone can do something to help you....
Tara

587  Date: 2007-07-15 13:09:11
Lee ( pocket@iprimus.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello scott i dont belive you should be where you are !!! but something good will happen you just cant see before the dark just yet, but you will ! just take one day at a time and ( dont think about tomorrow as its not hear yet ) you wouldnt belive how many people are behind you all over the world not just hear in australia, you will survive this so dont give up be positive & remember your so very loved by so many !! your parents are the best what a wonderfull web site they have done for you Hugs scott & all my love to you & your parents !Lee

586  Date: 2007-07-14 11:22:19
Robert Fuller ( rwfuller@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello again Scott-sorry I haven't written since we last met in April,but you are always in my thoughts and my prayers-please give my kindest regards to Martin and I hope his wedding goes well.
I would love to visit you again,but instead of giving the money to Jetstar, I will send it to your Mum and Dad instead.
Thank you for your kindness when we met and hope to see you again soon-my son returned home from jail yesterday.
I will sendyou a letter soon though.
Kindest Regards, Robert/Newcastle.
Ps-I will try to get you another orange hat.

585  Date: 2007-07-14 10:01:06
Les Bacon ( les_ba@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,Big mistakes made so young, Given a second chance you would not make the same mistake so lets all hope this happens
Lesb

584  Date: 2007-07-12 21:36:30
susan ( susansplanet@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi again scott
i have wriTten you a letter but never posted it. i will do so soon. i thought i would drop you a line on here so that you know that i haven't forgotten you. and the others

i remember this time a year ago for me it seemed that i would never see the end to my course but now i have nearly finished. i still have battles ahead. i can feel your despair you must be at times motionless a way out may well seem a long way off and difficult please keep positve and try to take one obsticle at a time. i hope for you that in the future some light will come. i know your parenst won't give in that is an important factor never to give in to keep fighting.
scott i wish you and your family the very best
the letter will come

583  Date: 2007-07-12 14:04:49
Esther ( estherklok@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott.. I dont even know you, but i heard about your story while i was travelling in New Zealand. I read the book when i was back home, and i couldnt stop thinking about what happend to you guys. I definitely think that everybody deserves a second change!! Hopefully you can find the strength to stay strong and keep your chin up.. So even on the other side of the world, people are thinking about you and hoping and praying that you'll be home soon.... Take care! Esther from the Netherlands

582  Date: 2007-07-12 10:18:25
Sue Stevens ( ssteven@phcn.vic.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott and Michael, this is Sue who you met in July while we were in Bali. Before I even met you I had a soft spot for you both well its a huge soft spot now, what lovely guys you are. Jess & I will definately keep in contact if thats ok. I will be coming back soon so I will contact you when I do. You parents Scott are absolutely amazing, we spoke to them for quiet some time and I felt I had known them for a lot longer, very easy to talk to. We all make mistakes and we all deserve a second chance and if we can do anything to make that happen we will. Thinking of you always, keep being strong. Lots of love Suexxx PS. Jessies sends her love as well.

581  Date: 2007-07-12 09:46:32
Bev ( beverley.pollock@justice.qld.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hiya Scott,
Just keeping in touch...Hope you are well and had quality time with Cam while he was there..KNow your mum and dad are there right now and I pray you are enjoying the time with them. Chin up and keep moving forward..Always remember tomorrow is another day. We are fighting for you every day.have faith and we will see you in December
Love Bev and Lynnea xoxoxoxoxoox

580  Date: 2007-07-12 08:29:39
louise ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott

Im a good friend of Sue and Jessies who just visited you in Bali. I went over to catch up with Sue the night she got back and over a glass of wine she told me about you. Whoa even I was teary... You have really touched Sue. Sue told me to look at your website today so I thought I would just write you a quick msg to say Im thinking of you and wish you well.. maybe next time Ill go to Bali with Sue and Jessie and come visit. Keep thinking good thoughts. You take care...

lots of love louise XX

579  Date: 2007-07-12 02:11:34
Mandy King ( mandymamoo@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Sweetheart

This is Mandy here that visited you whilst your parents where there also (Friend of Sue, Jessie, Tracey, Brad etc and Taya's mum)

How are you? I must say it was so humbling meeting you. Our hearts went out to both you and your parents so much. It was a pretty emotional experience to say the least coming face to face with you all. We will all be joining forces to make people more aware and I've already printed off a letter to send to A. Downer. We'll also encourage as many people possible to visit you whilst they are in Bali.

I too have a son who'll be 19 in September and let's say he sort of matches the poem you have on your site - I can relate to it well. He's had his troubles and I don't know what I would do if it was him in your shoes.

I'll keep this short as I am at work now, but just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you and supporting you as much as we can.

You take care now, chin up and I'll write again soon.

Hugs and Kisses

Mandy xoxox

578  Date: 2007-07-07 06:08:18
steve ( sfrancis79@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey scotty hope all is well keep your chin up australia is still thinkin of you!

577  Date: 2007-07-01 11:27:01
melissa ( paramour7281@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
May you keep strength and hope, you have been dealt a card to heavy for words. there was a glimmer of a high life & your crime merely naivety, i pray for you,the other 8 Asutralians and especially all of your families. my hope for you all is a much lighter sentence. may you and your friends keep strong and positive in your time of darkness. thinking of you

576  Date: 2007-06-29 12:22:26
Ellie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hello to Scott and family. You remain in our thoughts. Hopefully, the whole David Hicks fiasco has shown that our government can be persuaded to insist on the humanitarian treatment of Australian citizens, if they are placed under sufficient public pressure. In the meantime, know that you are in the hearts and minds of so many, many Australians.

575  Date: 2007-06-26 05:44:49
Libby Arnold ( libbya@tpg.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I wanted to say Hello from Chelmer. Keep your spirits up. God Bless. Libby Arnold. Hargreaves Ave Chelmer.

574  Date: 2007-06-25 21:37:28
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scotty I hope you are well and keeping the faith I saw last nights news about 3 boys. your time will come my boy just keep praying and you will be home soon well gotta go so keep well and God bless ln His love Geoff

573  Date: 2007-06-19 23:05:47
Kate Wildermuth ( katewildermuth2@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello,

I have been following your plight and am just writing to wish you well. I have a son and daughter who are around your age and feel so sad about what you are going through.

There are many Australians like myself who think about you and wish to support you, your family and loved ones.

Best wishes,

Kate

572  Date: 2007-06-19 12:17:44
kerri ( keri@aapt.net.au / http://ninesmen.com.au) wrote:

Scott,i look at you, and i think if this happen to my 4boys, i would be devastated,there,s a lot of people out there quick to judge,they are the inhumane one,s,You made a very big mistake,or a wrong decision,you were young, everybody deserves a second chance,and i pray and hope that you get yours,what more can i say Scott, stay stronge mate, Kerri

571  Date: 2007-06-18 22:49:47
Alexa ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

hey, hang on there, My friend and I are coming to bali in july and we'll be sure to visit u ! =]

570  Date: 2007-06-16 23:46:01
Eliane Nieuwkamp ( nieuwk2@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott.
Dont think that because you are so far away, That you have been forgotten.
You are in the thoughts of many Australians,and talked about in a positive way.
I know that it is easy for us to say stay positive, but you just have to.
I am a mum myself and I know that I would need this from my baby too.
Best Wishes
Eliane.

569  Date: 2007-06-15 02:30:34
Dawn ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I wrote to you on this site last year and just want you to know that I am still thinking about you. I look at the site nearly every day to see if there is any more news. Having a son of a similar age and knowing what silly choices and mistakes he sometimes makes (although nothing to do with drugs)makes me into a very worried and nagging mum. But I know that its all part of growing up. We all have to make decisions and sometimes they are not the correct ones to make but we usually are allowed to sort them out, suffer the consequenices and get on with life. Unfortunatley where you are is not allowing you to do this. Please Please Australian Government do something to help Scott, Michael, Matthew and the others and bring them back home. I will do whatever I can to help, please let us know on your website what we can do to help. In the meantime, look after yourself, keep positive - your mum needs you to be positive.

568  Date: 2007-06-14 14:53:34
chelsea ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott chelsea here again, I wrote to you a while ago hope u received my letter, it might be still on its way to you as i am posting from England and it is a fair distance to Bali, anyways hope you are doing aswell as can be expected, love to you and your family, will write again soon lots of love hugs and kisses
Chelsea x o x o x o x

567  Date: 2007-06-14 10:23:53
Bev ( bev4444@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hiya Scotty,
Here we are again....just letting you know that we all love and think about you every single day and just looking at the website people who dont even know you are thinking about you.Keep your chin up and give them your mum and dads spirit..I know you have it in you. Lynnea will be posting soon now she has her PC working!!!! We will be there to see you again in December but please know you are in our hearts and prayers every day....stay strong..justice will prevail
Love Bev

xoxoxo

566  Date: 2007-06-14 06:47:12
Tom ( tom@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I know people have the ability to change, this is why I feel so much for you situation. Keep you head up high, there is still hope.

Best Wishes

Tom

565  Date: 2007-06-11 02:52:18
Jeremy H ( jyplht@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi family, just letting you know i received your thank-you and am deeply touched be your reply ,i didn't expect it but it really moved me that someone would take the time to write back .Well thanks again and Scott PLEASE take care .Family ,my thourghts are also with you in this very hard time.
Will write again soon when i have some more to say .

Best wishes
Jeremy

564  Date: 2007-06-11 00:44:27
Megan Plumridge ( MeganCAO3@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott. how are u. I hope you are well and taken care of yourself. How is you court case going.
I was wondering what type of Mag. you want. Or do u want something else. I dont have a lot of money but would be wondering if you want something.
Just write or tell your sister or mum and dad to write or email me.
In a way you are lucky that you have all these people who think that you have been badly treated with the sentence. The lucky part is that we have come together because an aussie has been treated unfairly. Keep your chin up

lots of love Megan Sydney Australia

563  Date: 2007-06-10 10:46:14
Ross Donald ( ross.ann.d@xtra.co.nz / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I want you to know you have my support and prayer.

562  Date: 2007-06-09 21:37:58
Hollie ( hzecca@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Someone told me once that a person only dies when they give up hope. when it feels like you have nothing left inside hope and your dreams will see you through the day, one day at a time... x x x

561  Date: 2007-06-07 13:04:32
Claire Dodsworth ( meteore80@yahoo.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi

I just wanted to pledge my support to Scott and his family in this difficult time, my thoughts are with you all the way from the other side of the world (Guernsey Channel Islands U.K) i send you all my love and best wishes and if you have time to keep me informed of how you all are and how things are going i would greatly apprieciate it.... much love, claire x x x x p.s please could you relay the same message to Matthew Norman and his family thank you x x x x

560  Date: 2007-06-06 13:32:53
Jocelyn Dale ( jd@wa-holding.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, Just a short note to let you know that you are in my thoughts and conscience. You are being very brave in facing the reality of what has happened. I really believe that things do give and change when the time is right. You have a lot of love and support. Take care and all the very best

559  Date: 2007-06-06 02:14:36
Tonya ( otherstuff24@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Stay strong and keep fighting, average Australians are totally supporting your plight. As a Brissie mum of 3 young children I will be writing to the Qld Govt to try and show my support for you and your family. Don't give up we all care! Tonya

558  Date: 2007-06-03 02:14:06
Karen ( ross05@supernerd.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, If there is any thing we can do to help you get home please let us know. At 19 you make mistakes and you dont think that any thing would go wrong BUT things happen. Be strong not just for yourself but your parents to, I know I,ve been there. God bless you and all the other people caught up if this terroble mess. Kind Regards Karen

557  Date: 2007-06-01 10:08:07
Jodi Shelbourn ( shelbourn5@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott I have no idea what to say to you as I dont think may words would be of much comfort right now. My heart goes out to you and your family. I wish there was something I could do to help, but I am not well off but would love to purchase some of the jewlery you are making, God Bless you Scott.

556  Date: 2007-06-01 07:44:41
emily anderson ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

i think this sucks

555  Date: 2007-05-31 22:26:20
Bev ( beverley.pollock@justice.qld.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Thinking about you as always. Your mum and dad were on TV yesterday fighting for you as always. They never cease to amaze me with their strength..I know you have inherited that strength from them and that keeps you going. Lynnea and I will be in Bali again in December and cant wait to see you again. Stay strong and have faith.xoxoxox Bev

554  Date: 2007-05-31 15:37:54
angie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

Stay strong, i know its hard but believe me you have to stay strong. I am an ex junkie myself but have been clean for 2 1/2 years. I shocked my family, husband and friends but little did they realize I was hauled into the drug scene by someone who I thought was a friend, boy was I wrong. To all out there who think Scott has done wrong take time out and think to yourselves is he really the persn he has been made out to be, I don't think so. So please help save one of ours and sign the petition and give Scott a second chance at life. He deserves it more than murderers do and they don't even lose their lives but kill someone elses child, sibling, lover or parent. The world is so back to front it's sad... Come on aussies get behind him and lend a hand.

553  Date: 2007-05-31 12:32:21
Karen ( party_girl_aussie@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi,

I would just like to say that when I first heard the story on the news I thought "How stupid can these people be", But after watching all reports and hearing their parents talk about their children and the incidents that happened. I am now convinced that these people including you Scott have been bullied into this and it is unfortunate that you happen to get caught. I am so sorry that this is how it has turned out and hope and pray everyday for you and the other Australian's stuck in foriegn prisons facing the death penalty that oneday this so called governement of ours will do something to bring you all home.
The best of luck and if I was fortunate enough to get to Bali for a holiday I would love to come and spend some time talking to you.
God Bless

Karen

552  Date: 2007-05-31 09:34:32
John ( johnelroy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I saw your mum and dad on TV today. They are very good parents, I only wish that you had listened to them! But sometimes we learn the hard way I guess. What you guys did was not good, but NOONE deserves to die for it, that's for. The indonesian law is too tough and the Aussie law is too soft (you would probably be out of jail by now if you were caught here!) Anyway, head up, be strong and you'll be home soon.

551  Date: 2007-05-31 08:50:56
Natalie Amos ( daveandnat@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Keep the faith and don't look back. Everyday you will move forward and it will be a step towards home. You concentrate on doing the best you can and being the best you can be while you are there. You are so lucky to have such a supportive family and community. One mistake doesn't mean you will pay forever. Fight the good fight and for me as an Australian and a human being I will support you and your family's plight to live and come back to Australia to face the consequences here. You will get that second chance and you will be stronger for it. Never give up hope, we Aussies won't. We don't have to know you, only be human to feel that you are being wronged.
Stay strong my friend you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Natalie

550  Date: 2007-05-31 07:25:15
Julien ( julienvieira@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, it's Julien, the french journalist.

As i told you in my last post, i'm very shoked about death penalty, because we don't have it in France and Europe. For us, it's barbarian !

Well, yesterday, i heard that a french, Lionel Areski, was sentenced to death for drug trafficing in Indonesia...

I can tell you that our government will help this fellow and do his best to save him. Our minister is really really angry. So the repercussions will be huge. Let's hope it can help the all you.

http://fr.news.yahoo.com/30052007/290/un-francais-et-six-etrangers-condamnes-a-mort-en-indonesie.html

http://www.ttc.org/200705300616.l4u6gqe10143.htm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070529/ap_on_re_as/indonesia_ecstasy_death_sentence_1


Take care of yourself Scott, i'm sure everything will be fine !

Julien

549  Date: 2007-05-31 06:14:54
Leanne ( leabromley1@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
I saw your parents today (thursday May 31st 2007) on 9am with David and Kim. You are very lucky to have such wonderful parents who care so much about you, and are obviously doing anything they can to help you. Noone will ever know what happened that day in bali except for yourself and your fellow inmates, but i can honestly say that a punishment of the death sentence is ridiculous. Stay strong and positive and just remember that australia is behind you

Leanne. Perth, WA

548  Date: 2007-05-31 05:52:59
claire russell ( flirty_fairy_hugs_n_kisses@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi im claire ...i watched your parents on 9am this morning....and my heart broke when i herd your story....you and your family are so strong and my thoughts are with you
...every1 can make mistakes, esspacially when your young trust me i know im only 17...but keeping you over there and facing death is just inhumain and terriable.dont worry we back in australia WILL get you bac home ....i just no if u stay positive it will be in no time
....i just wish i could do more to help out...if theres any thing i can do please email me back and let me no.....you have so many supportes over here...including me and we r doin everythin we can to help you :)
just stay stong buddy my luv, thoughts, and prays go out 2 you
luv claire xx

547  Date: 2007-05-31 04:17:44
Pip ( pipcrowther@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

My mum and I watched Dave and Kim this morning also. It is hard to know what to say - I'm about to become a mother soon! We all make mistakes in life, big ones and small ones. If it is only small comfort, people are thinking of you, praying for you and sending as many positive thoughts as possible to you. Your parents are courageous people and they are doing everything they can for you. Awareness is the key! Take care.

546  Date: 2007-05-31 02:18:07
joanne ( joannemitchell854@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

My heart goes out to Scott's mum & dad, I have 4 son's 1 Scotts age & could never imagine the pain they are going through.. I wish you all the best & never give up he deserves all australia's support & I hope he gets through this & comes back home..

545  Date: 2007-05-31 02:06:22
Jacqui La Mela ( jacquilamela@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I saw your parents on Dave and Kim this morning and I have to say how proud you must be of them. Under such herindice circumstances you have held together as a family and that is something nobody can touch. I am a 34 year old single mother and do I condone drugs NO do i believe in 2nd chances YES. It doesn't take much for anyone who has ever been 19 to remember how young and niaive we were to the world. I pray for you that you get the second chance you deserve and want you to know that complete strangers are deeply effected by what you and your family are going through. I am a spiritual not religious person and believe that whatever you are dealt with, in your heart of hearts, if you are truly sorry you will find salvation in what this life has dealt you. From now on i will write letters as i imagine you would enjoy reading. I hope you are allowed to receive letters. Try not to be scared. Where attention goes energy flows. What is it they say..? Good will overcome evil. All energies flowing towards the good..always..always..always.
Love, peace and good vibrations from a stranger who is on your side.
Jacqui xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

544  Date: 2007-05-31 01:37:34
daniel ( iizadabomb@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. i am a 19 year old from perth. i follow up on alot of news & yours gets to me. be strong mate i have been reading on alot of websites about you. and you literally have 1000's + 1000's of australians behind you. keep your chin up mate becoz i know u will be back in australian territory soon!

543  Date: 2007-05-31 01:16:31
Beka Cusack ( bekacusack@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott and Family,
I just saw your parnets on the TV show 9am. They touched me. Your story touched me.
I have sent your petition to my friends.
I will be approaching my church to sign petitions and join in the pray for you. Here is a prayer that helped me when I was first diagnosed with an illness which I am beating:
Be strong. Be Strong.
We are not here to dream,
To drift,
There are battles to fight,
And loads to lift;
Shun not the battle,
'Tis God's gift,
Be strong, be strong.
It matters not how
Deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the fight, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on,
Tomorrow comes the song.
Be strong, be strong.

God Bless,
Beka

542  Date: 2007-05-31 00:41:28
Jeremy H ( jyplht@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,I just saw your inspirational parents on the tv program 9am.Mate, every time i here your story i get goose bumps and find a tear rolling down my face,i don't know why,but i think it has to do with your wonderful parents.As a parent my self (i'm 37 & have a 4yo daughter & a 7mth old son) i don't know how they keep on going. i can't begin to imagime what it would be like to be in yours or your parents shoes but i can tell you from what i saw today they are trying everything for you and that's just blows me away with their love for you mate.Please Scott keep your chin up as i can see that your parents are trying to do the same.Don't listen to peoples negatives as they dont know what it's like to be you or your parents, but i can tell you one thing, if they were in the same situation as your parents, of course they would be there and doing whatever it took for their children, any parent that says other wise is not a true loving and caring parent like they pretend to be or tell everyone that they are.Mate i don't what to say ,but please for all of your supporters back home please stay storng for yourself and your parents. Jeremy - Melbourne. Vic.

541  Date: 2007-05-31 00:36:35
katie ( priscilla.12@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear ScottRush & Family,
Have just watched you on 9am. The Fed
's are bastards, they were only 19, 19 what do you know at 19? I would really like to meet the man that made that decision for the kids. I would spit in his face. I am 32yrs & a recovered herion addict who grew up in Brisbane & has a Mother & Father, Sister & Brother. Drugs do not discriminate. I can only imagine the pain you are all going through, I know what's it like to break your Mother's heart. May God be with you ALways & May your boy get the chance, like I was given to just live, a second chance. It can be done I am living proof. I have taken my place in society & contribute the best I can. Why can't the kids get the chance to do the same? May they just come home oneday - alive. I will be there every steps, like many Australians, our thoughts will be with you all.
Love Katie

540  Date: 2007-05-31 00:19:03
Megan Plumridge ( MeganCAO3@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Mate there is a lot of people who thing the death penalty is WRONG . So keep your chin up A lot of people myself included think it is wrong so a lot of people are behind you.
take it easy
megan

539  Date: 2007-05-31 00:17:00
Simone ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

My thoughts are with you and your family.. i hope you make it home one day...

538  Date: 2007-05-31 00:13:20
jo ( geoffgranger@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

hello there fellow Ausie, thinking about your fate,i belive the australian goverment should bring all our ausie kids, young men and woman, home,to do your time here with human conditions,a little dignety... god bless you young man, have hope that youll come back to us.i would hate to see your life become another susistic.
Jo had to go out,Im sure shr will be in touch with you real soon .
CHIN UP,GOD BLESS, MATE HAVE YOU READ THE BOOK CALLED, "WHERE ALL DOING TIME", if not I would get my hands on a copy of it and read it as soon as you can,We all love you! and prey for your safety.

537  Date: 2007-05-31 00:19:39
Kingston family ( mrskingo60@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott and all your family, I have just watched your parents interview with David & Kim at 9am and was deeply moved by the heartache they must be going through. We have known heartache but not anything like this. We just want you to know that as a family we will be constantly praying for God's will in your situation. We also pray that He will give you strength and endurance to continue through each day. Just remember that when all else seems to be failing God is a God of justice and He will have the final word, He does not condone death in this way and He will bring you through. That is our prayer, much love The Kingston Family, Bairnsdale, Victoria. Australia.

536  Date: 2007-05-30 23:59:53
Sarah ( sar-di@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

TO SCOTT,
Im 22. I went to high school next to your high school in Ipswich. Some of my male friends did classes with you at Eddies. I am devestated for all that has happened to you and the injust outcome. I was just watching 9am on channel 10. Seeing your parents made me so sad. I cannot imagine what you are going through. At 19 (only 3yrs ago for me) a person doesnt think of the consequences. I didnt. Any 19yr old is easily pressured by elders. "At 19 ya still feel like an invincible kid" - even though your an adult. Im FULLY AGAINST the death penalty for the Bali 9!! Get the dogs that strapped it to the nieve boys, their the criminals!! MY HEARTH GOES OUT TO YOU SCOTT.XO keep your chin up sweety ;)

535  Date: 2007-05-30 23:48:30
Michelle ( msan0171@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

I was just watching an interview on 9am with your parents. I cry thinking about how i would feel if that were my son. It's so sad to think that instead of Scott talking to his parents about this problem, he chose to do what he did. I think it is just plain stupid for someone to import drugs into any country, especially an Indonesian country, knowing what their penalties are. I do however, believe that someone Scotts age does deserve a second chance. I'm sure that most people have done something when they were younder that they know regret. Give Scott a second chance to prove himself and if he makes a similar mistake again, then punish him. Murdering someone for one mistake (huge mistake) is totally inhumane. Give him a go!!

534  Date: 2007-05-30 23:46:36
Chase & Corey ( coreylendvai@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

we knew Scott fairly associating in the same circles ie. indroopilly. well what happend really sux i think this is why our generation has a disliking towards the Police they should have waited till they were back in our country b4 arresting them they knew what plane they were on or getting on whats so hard about not telling the indonesian aurthorites untill the australian feds had them into custordy if scott and the others didnt know the consiquences of drugs over there the federal Police in Australia did the BASTARDS where is there compashion.
all we wish 4 is that they come home soon !

533  Date: 2007-05-30 23:39:29
Rachel ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

thinking of you.....

532  Date: 2007-05-30 23:39:08
mariana ( lama_bag@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

i just saw your mum and dad on 9am they were saying to other parents how they should keep n contact with there children if they ever go travel anywere..... there are people out there loving you scott they care about you dont feel alone there shall always be family by your side so never worry ...... and there is always gona be that one very special important person lookig over you peace be with forever and ever......your parents are by your side dont worry.....just be confident just like your parents .....s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2s2

531  Date: 2007-05-30 03:55:46
1 ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I have just finished reading One-Way Ticket and looked up your website out of interest. I noted that you did not approve of the book so you'll be happy to know they are not profiting out of it with its sale price being $5. It has however made your situation more real to me having now read the book. While I don't agree with what you did it is heart wrenching looking at your pictures and how young you are. Everyone makes mistakes, especially when they are young, don't give up, I truly hope you come back to Australia one day.

530  Date: 2007-05-26 11:13:58
Natasha ( tashfyfe@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To Scott and the Rush Family,

I recently acted upon something I'd wanted to do for a long time and googled prisoners in foreign countries, I wanted to write to a prisoner - I guess to feel I'm acting upon the thoughts that enter my mind on a daily basis of the injustices in the world. So a website came up listing hundreds of prisoners wanting contact from the outside world. At the time, I wanted to contact a prisoner who was not 'Western' as I felt that the 'Westerners' receive so much support, yet its the Africans or the South East Asians, whose families have no money, that receive no contact or visitors. I wrote to a Malaysian on death row in a Thai prison and we've now been corresponding for a few months. I could never convince him that he has enriched my life as much as I have his.

I returned to the website that had his details and found information on Scott Rush. I looked out of curiousity, without really thinking I would be writing this email to yourselves, but I'd like to send you a message.

To Scott - Your parents have represented you incredably well in Australia and I recall seeing them interviewed on a current affairs show shortly after your arrest. I won't lie and say I was in full support of their plight but I will say that I looked at the footage of you and felt overwhelming sorrow. I'm 30 years old and I thought to myself '10 years ago, that could have been me with the way that I was back then'. What you need to hear and what you deserve to hear because it is real, that you are a good person, you're a kind person and you have something to give the world. You may have screwed up but there's something you're giving back. Have faith mate - please carry on.

To Scotts parents - I cannot commend you enough for your strength and dignity infront of the media. Someone recently said to me at work, (my mother-in-law was shot in the face last year and survived and my mother went missing suffering Alzheimers), that I manage my emotions so well. I replied by saying 'yeh - but you don't see me at home'. May the love that you hold for eachother and the love that you share with your children, bring you the strength to carry on. Lets face it, there's no choice in the matter is there?

My absolute best wishes to you all.

Natasha.

529  Date: 2007-05-24 19:26:58
Wayne Bishop ( waynejonbishop@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Mr and Mrsd Rush, Scott - just know that even on the other side of the world people are praying for you and hoping for the best for of you. As a father I cannot imagine the torment what's going on, stay strong - love WB and family

528  Date: 2007-05-24 13:35:02
yolanda ( yol_evans@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

mr and mrs Rush. I cant imagine how you feel. You are in my thoughts. Stay brave.I admire that you are advocating the return of all these kids and not just your own boy. Australia sold these kids down the river. It makes me ashamed to be a citizen

527  Date: 2007-05-22 02:18:16
Samantha Levey ( samlevey68@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I have a daughter and can not imagine what you and your family are going through. Your punishment does certainly not fit the crime. I think our government should be doing something to put pressure on the Indonesian government to bring you all home and serve out your sentence in Australia where you can at least have regular contact with your family. I do not agree with the death penalty and cant believe that in this day and age it still exists. Anything that I can do to help I will do. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Samantha

526  Date: 2007-05-22 01:57:50
Andrea ( andrealevey@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I saw your parents on Australian Story and sat in my house and cried. I cant tell you how awful I think what is happeneing to you is and how sad. I have had a lot to do with people who take drugs and sell drugs so have possibly more insight than the average Australian. I do not now,nor have ever condoned or supported the death penanlty for any crime. I also believe that if drugs were made legal ( as alcohol is ) then people would not have to go to the extremes that they do to get them. The death penalty makes no difference to whether people commit crimes this has been proven over and over again. My thoughts are with you and your family and I will tell every person who asks my opinion how outrageous this is.

525  Date: 2007-05-21 05:48:43
Georgia ( x_bat_girl_x@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

heyy me n my family r here supporting u all the way i hope things go well 4 u
from Georgia

524  Date: 2007-05-21 00:04:53
Lin Golab ( lin@daylightcorp.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, you have the full support of many Australians. You could be the son of any one of us. I would like to sign any petition that may help you. Perhaps your parents could email me. My thought and prayers are with you always

523  Date: 2007-05-20 16:23:48
Robbie Eden ( reden@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott.
Hope everything goes well for you, which I sure will, keep smiling!!
Cheers.
Robbie Eden

522  Date: 2007-05-20 11:02:17
Emma Rix ( emrixy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

this has really touched my heart.. i think this is totolly unfair.. since the sentence i have cancelled my trip to Bali .. out of pure disgust over the sentences. My heart goes out to you .. is there anything i can do to help ?

521  Date: 2007-05-20 09:33:20
Max and Louise Ritchie ( maxandlou@exemail.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

To Scott and your family, Of all the 'Bali 9' you and your parents,have touched our hearts the most. We have looked at our own boys of your age and shed many tears for you.We have all made mistakes and that is all you have done. Please stay strong and know that there are many of us who want your safe return. We are happy to assist in the campaign to secure your freedom. Our love and thoughts and hope to you and your family, and please contact us for ANY support your campaign requires. xxxxxxxxx

520  Date: 2007-05-20 07:46:28
Denise Parker ( the-parker-family@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,
I have not followed you plight until now. I am deeply saddened that someone so young is facing such an atrocity. I only pray that all the efforts of those supporting you will come to fruition and that you will be spared such a needlessly harsh penalty. I, like so many others, cannot and do not condone your actions and I don't understand why you took such a foolhardy risk, but 'let he who has never sinned cast the first stone'. I am a law abiding person, but I have certainly made mistakes in my life and do not judge you. I believe you have suffered enough and just wanted you to know that my families and my thoughts are with you. I am not religious, but nonetheless will pray each day that you will be returned to Australia safely.
With much love and thoughts,
Denise Parker

519  Date: 2007-05-20 06:38:44
Melissa Eastham ( melabeemukti@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

please email me personally so that i can forward suggestions to you written in response to the sunday AGE weekend feature on your story. i do not wish to email the letter via such a public forum but can do so via email or myspace.

gentle strength in times such as these scott and family, i urge you to contact me with regards to your plight so that i may forward you a more detailed letter.

there is no greater challenge to humanity than to transcend the limitations of system sponsored, misdirected punishments of such extreme and harsh quality that only detract from our human potential to meet ourselves with compassion, forgiveness and belief in the fallibility and ability of human kind to redeem themselves.

peace scott.

have faith in your life and resolve
that your life is precious beyond the
layers of judgment that are upon you.
soften your eyes and open yourself to
the love & support that is around you
as much as you can.

your precious soul is sacred and no doubt, scared.
i hope that those who mandate your fate find
compassion in their hearts and forgiveness
for the unthinking act of young man with a deserving life and so much to learn and heal ahead of him.

mel

518  Date: 2007-05-20 04:59:08
Dougal ( dougal.m@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just know that there are many people in australia who don't judge you one bit. It is only a small change in direction, some 'bad' decisions here and there, that leads from being a normal teenager experimenting with drugs to ending up in your situation Scott. Myself and most of my friends could potentially have done so. Who knows, it may have only been that we weren't presented the opportunity? I know the desire for money and adventure was pretty strong for me when I was young.
My thoughts are with you as a fellow human who makes mistakes when they are young.
I am frustrated and angry at the unjustness of your situation.
Peace, you are inspiring in your attitude.

517  Date: 2007-05-20 04:56:28
Jason Cunningham ( jason.cunningham1963@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I support you and your family wholeheartely. I am a not a religeous person, but I am spiritual, and I am sending as much positive energy to you that I can. I have a son your age, and I believe that the penalty given you is NOT a fair one. You are in my thoughts, and although I am not in a great financial position, I will try my hardest to donate to your trust fund whenever I can. Keep strong Scott, and know that the love of you home country is with you.

516  Date: 2007-05-20 04:47:46
Catriona ( aarulzau@yahoo.com.au / http://www.myspace.com/catrionaajt) wrote:

Hey Scott.

I hope all is going as well as it can over there in Bali. Whilst I do not condone the actions you took as a 19 year old adult I do not believe you deserve the sentence you recieved in Indonesia. I am thinking of you and hope things work out OK in the end.

515  Date: 2007-05-19 23:17:52
marissa ( muzstar@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott & Family. I just read an article about you on the Herald Sun website this morning, and until now, I haven't been following your story at all. My first thought when I heard that you had all been busted in Indonesia was "Idiots"... Why would anyone do something so stupid? It is a well known fact, even to those that are young, naive and have never travelled before, that the consequences of trafficking drugs internationally far outweigh the possible benefits. Especially Asian countries. They are a contradiction, because whilst they detest and punish harshly for drug crimes, sometimes it seems that drugs are rampant in these countries and authorities simply turn a blind eye. So, I guess what im trying to say, is that even though I simply can't understand why someone so young, with so much potential would put their life at risk for a seemingly small possiblity of making some money. You must have been aware of the risks? After reading your story on your website, I do not believe that you should be sent to the firing squad. I think that the world has much bigger problems than you and I believe that your life should be spared. Your stupidity should not end your life, and im sure that you have been punished enough, not to mention the absolute horror that you have brought into your parents lives. What I would like to know, and I believe what is important for the Australian public to know in their obvious support of saving your life, is Why? What was going on inside your head? What were you really dreaming and thinking about as you boarded the plane to Bali? What did you want to achieve and why didn't you go through life making the choices that other young people make, to work, to follow dreams and achieve them in a lawful way? I apologise if my message seems harsh and unsympathetic, i want to make it 100% clear that in this case, I DO NOT support the death penalty and I DO NOT believe that you should be sentenced to the firing squad. Although, I also would like to make the point that you must have known that this may have been a consequence of your actions, and knowing that you were risking your life, and as a supporter of sparing your life, I would like to know why you continued down this path? My thoughts are with you and your family.

514  Date: 2007-05-19 16:04:29
nat ( natharris2002@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Lee and Chris
Sorry guys I lost your email thinking of you please email me
Hugs
Nat

513  Date: 2007-05-18 07:06:24
nathaniel ( nugget77@safe-mail.net / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott
I once done 5 years prison as i was a heroin addict and committed an armed robbery, i was given a second chance and now have a family,im buying a home and have a great job...i hope you too get a second chance. Remember what Nelson Mandela always said "you can inprison my body, but never my soul or spirit!!" You take care matey and i hope one day this terrible nightmare will end for you and your family...

512  Date: 2007-05-17 11:22:51
Matt Dunn ( matthewqf@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, Keep your chin up. There are alot of us in Australia wanting you home and safe in your country. You have alot of support with your plight and I look forward to the day you will return. I could not even envisage what you've been through the past few years but my thoughts are with you and your family. Stay positive mate !
Best Regards,
Matt

511  Date: 2007-05-17 10:32:45
Kate Borland ( kbnutrition@aapt.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott,
I am in deep mourning for your situation. I can only send you my prayers and heartfelt sorrow. Please stay positive and have faith and know that there a great number of people that are right behind your plight. I wish you well Scott and as long as I am able will speak out against this terrible situation you are in. I made stupid decisions when I was younger and today I am the Mother of two children and have been heroin free for ten years and completely sober for seven years. I changed my life, graduated from University and can now enjoy my life one day at a time. I prey Scott that you will be given the same opportunity as WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES WHEN WE ARE YOUNG. Stay clean and have strength , my prayers are with you.
Love Kate

510  Date: 2007-05-14 07:22:54
fiona ( fionah74@safe-mail.net / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, my name is Fiona and im a recovering heroin addict, we are the victims of this terrible disease, it is the people who are up higher making huge amounts of money that dont care about people like me and you. I forgive you and hope that you find peace, i will say a prayer each day for you, take care

509  Date: 2007-05-14 04:11:19
Rachel ( rachel_small@hotmail.com / http://myspace.com/rachpaige) wrote:

Hi Scott, i know you probably wont get to read this but i just wanted to say thankyou for letting my family and i come to visit you. i wasnt expecting such a well spoken lovely young man. you gave us more than we could ever give you, including the vegemite :) take care and im sure i will see you again soon

508  Date: 2007-05-13 02:49:21
Clare ( clare@clocke.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. It must be so hard leading a normal life in prison. I hope you find happiness even in small things and some comfort in knowing that there are people in Australia who care about you and are trying to put pressure on our government to help you. The jewellery you make is beautiful - really delicate. I hope you return to sunny Brisbane one day and see the Broncos win a game at Lang Park. Be strong.

507  Date: 2007-05-12 03:37:18
Sam ( noah.oliver@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Heya!

My name is Sam and I have no idea what you and your family are going through at this time, but Im 22 and as I reflect back on my teen years and all the stupid mistakes I have made through out my life, I count myself blessed that my family didnt disown or totally abandon me.
What you made was a big mistake, and death is not the answer. A week in those cells is enough to scare anyone straight im sure.
With life there is hope.
Death takes what life gives, chance, so as long as your alive take all the chances you can to live and learn.
And we dont know each other but it needs to be said, all nine of you have so many people hoping and praying for you all,including your families to stay strong and fight.
I am doing a TAFE assessment on you guys, so if there is anything that would be good to add to it you now have my e-mail address.
Good luck,
God bless,
and remember you are not alone, your in many peoples thoughts and prayers daily,
love sam.

506  Date: 2007-05-11 15:56:10
Flora ( jasengtawng@gmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/firmlyburmesegrl) wrote:

Hi Scott!
i hope you are fine.I'm so sorry to know all the hard times you have passed through.I can guess how much feeling pain you have got in there.I'm praying for you all the best.I have found FPSS website after my boyfriend got arrested in Thaialnd due to fake stamp in his passport.He's an African and i'm from Burma who is studying in Bangkok.I wanted to help his case thing so much and i found about you on internet also.I'll send some more letters,postcards and care package as soon as i can.My boyfriend was out by the grace of God and i have learned that how much Asian prisons are poor and needy.I understand how much your family are feeling miserable for you too.Please take care yourself and be strong!I believe you will be home oneday.God is always with you and keep your faith.Please read Psalm 23 when you feel down and get strength from it.
Regards,
Flora

505  Date: 2007-05-11 12:56:29
Terence ( terencemccarten@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, Words cannot express what you are going through, I am in Nigeria,(Brit) working here and came accross your home page. I live in Malaysia so I know how harsh the penalties are. I wish you fortitude and inner strength, Iam sure that right will prevail and they will get you home to Australia. It may take time but you will win through eventually. You appear to be have focused on other things now in these difficult times. God be with you Scott. Stay strong, you will win through. See ya mate, Terence

504  Date: 2007-05-09 14:26:23
Julien ( juliendreyfuss@yahoo.fr / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

It's Julien again. I already sent you a message a couple of months ago. If you still remember, i'm a french journalist, living in Paris and who heard about your story after a travel to Sydney last january.

I'm writing now to tell you that i'm talking about you to every people i meet. You will become famous in France and in Paris !

Each time, it's the same reaction: people are really offended !!! Especially, because europeans medias never told about your story, and secondly, because, we all think that your judgment is totally unfair, crual and stupid !, and thirdly, you are young guys !!! In France, we always leave a chance, especially to young people. We don't think somebody is lost forever. I'm telling you that because i'm still young (28 years old), so i absolutely understand this point of view.

I'm sure everything will be fine for you, very soon !!!

Best regards

Julien

503  Date: 2007-05-08 02:50:10
TINA ( sonnyjim1@optus.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

What can i say to you son its ok to be scared its ok to cry so many emails sent to you by strangers . please god one day you will be home also our prayers are with your family you will never be alone

502  Date: 2007-05-04 23:29:09
Julie Hammer ( hammer_julie@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I hope you can stay strong and healthy and get through this. I want to see you come home. I know there are many people actively trying to help you - I want to be one of them - to lend one more voice to get you out of there safely and home where you belong. Stay strong.

501  Date: 2007-05-02 19:02:53
Susan ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I just want to say that I am wishing you the best.
The death penalty is wrong, because who are we as humans to decide who lives and dies.
Please be strong, and know that you are not alone.

500  Date: 2007-04-30 10:17:08
behka ( schmoogy@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/xoxbehkxox) wrote:

hi scott! i have written you once b4. Just seeing if i can add a link to your webpage to my myspace?? would love for other people who wouldnt usually have come across your story to be aware of what is happening to you. We are similar ages, and yeh we should take responsibilty for our own actions and choises but we shouldnt be condemed! lenny kravitz once said " my life is perfect cos i accept it as it is" that doesnt mean we cant change the direction our life is headed in. XX

499  Date: 2007-04-27 11:35:14
Jasmin ( jasmeana@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi Scott,
how are you coping? i hope that you are well.
I feel for you and your family mate, i really do.
keep faith in your self and your god(whatever you believe) and try to be strong, you have alot of people who are praying for you and would like to see you come home some day soon. be brave Scott.
Jaz

498  Date: 2007-04-26 21:43:02
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott I hope all is going well for you and that things are happening for your being take off Death Row, I am praying for you my friend so take care as I care and keep the faith as remember God works in mysterious ways and he will work for you so keep your chin up Mate

497  Date: 2007-04-26 07:55:52
Adam ( clydefc58@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, have read through your case and I can't imagine what you are going through. I hope you and your family are strong enough to overcome this and I hope it won't be too long till you are back home in OZ.

God bless and take care,

Adam

496  Date: 2007-04-24 08:45:02
Florach ( Florach1202@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott.
i thought of you and schapelle as same . i hope god will bring you back home with your family . you are innocent ... hope you will be stay strong
you always in my prayer
Florach xxx

495  Date: 2007-04-23 21:55:33
nickers ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

love you babe, stay strong and I'm thinking of you all the time. xx

494  Date: 2007-04-21 02:05:30
Fiona ( fiona_crisp@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi there Scott,
Your story has touched deeply me and I'm not sure why? Perhaps because of your parents. I've known boys like you, growing up in Bondi and the silly mistakes that people can make when they're young and invinsible. I'm not sure what to say except to hang in there, I really support you and your family and now that I have my own son, feel the pain even more profoundly. You will be free. Stay strong.
Lots of good thoughts and vibes coming your way. Fi

493  Date: 2007-04-20 12:33:08
skulzy ( skulzy1977@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott i think of you often and it breaks my heart. I hope you get your second chance because everyone deserves one.
Australia flogged New Zealand tonight in the footy 24- 6 half the side are the broncos go brisbane. I wrote you a letter a while ago which I hope you received it was so hard to know what to say i hope it was ok good luck love skulzy 'yet was the name of the dog'

492  Date: 2007-04-19 06:06:36
kris syme ( kristine3383@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott, just thinking of all of you .Always try and stay positive, as hard as it may seem There are so many of us fighting for your freedom. We will never give up love kris lena and toneka

491  Date: 2007-04-17 19:40:07
Bob ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Today is your 2 year anniversary of your arrest at the airport. Wish you the best of luck to all of you guys.

490  Date: 2007-04-17 14:30:18
Rhianna ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I just want to let you know that I really feel for you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

489  Date: 2007-04-16 08:58:31
Andrea ( aliasandrea@web.de / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
this morning, when I opened my Outlook to see through my messages, I was thinking about you. And -what surprise - there was an e-mail from your father to tell some news! Telepathy :-) I'm deeply impressed about his strength and your parents fight for you. I'm here in Germany and they are in Australia, so it is not possible for me to stay at the meetings but I'm always there in thoughts. Take care and keep your chin up, Scott!
With love,
Andrea

488  Date: 2007-04-15 07:02:11
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/annaporch) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Hope easter brought some joy for you. Just letting you know you are in my thoughts. To Lee and Chris you also are in my thoughts. I hope that easter brought you some happiness as well.
Love Anna

487  Date: 2007-04-13 04:57:24
Lena ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, how you doen? Just a short msg to say hi. Hope your well, take care and talk soon. Lov always Lena.xxx

486  Date: 2007-04-12 05:29:40
Marc Hatwel ( thehat60@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey mate,I have never done this sort of thing before but i am reading a book all about yourself and the others.It is an amazing but obviously sad story. I know from your web site that you like your sport,well so do i.So if there is anything you need to get updated on just let me know(if you can write back).I am English but if we cant win the cricket world cup then i hope the Aussies do.Good luck with everything,and i hope you can one day get to go home and watch Australia win a world cup.

485  Date: 2007-04-09 06:30:21
Geoff ( risse8@opyusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott I pray you had a wonderful Easter and the God helped you through, & I hope you are well and keep your chin up my boy as all that can be done is being done to have you home as soon as we canso bye and keep your Faith Scott and may the Lord of Lords keep you safe from any hurt and I will be praying for you to come home to your family so take care as I care in Gods eternal love Geoff

484  Date: 2007-04-08 11:29:59
julie ( julesabell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Happy Easter to you and your family. You are still in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Julie

483  Date: 2007-04-08 10:19:32
Kaye ( kaye.petie@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi there mate Aunty Kaye here, hope you are doing well and looking after Michael for me. I enjoyed my 2 weeks over there visiting you guys. You pair are in my thoughts everyday.
Take care and keep up that big beautiful smile.
Love always AK.

482  Date: 2007-04-05 12:01:28
Carlos ( Nieto_Carlos@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,

If Hicks can get out of Gitmo then your trip home should not be to far behind. Miracles happen when you least expect them. we'll keep praying for you over here!

481  Date: 2007-04-04 22:10:57
Leigh ( leigh_mcalpine@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Get home soon....please

480  Date: 2007-04-03 20:45:22
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I've been a little slack lately too...I keep meaning to post you a letter and just haven't. It's not because I dont think of you and your family often. I hope things are going well for you...as well as they can and try to remember that The Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you...

Take care of yourself...
Michelle

479  Date: 2007-04-03 06:02:54
anna ( annaporch@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

HI Scott,
I try and get on here reguarly to say 'HI'. I have been slack lately. Im sorry.
Hope things are looking up for you, I haven't heard anything for a while so i hope no news is good news??
Please take care and best wishes to all your family.
With Love
Anna

478  Date: 2007-04-02 06:31:37
Davina ( davinatp@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

I have been following you and your trial from the beginning. I want you to know that there are a lot of Queenslanders thinking of you and supporting you.

I could never pretend to even comprehend what you are going through, but want you to know that I do hope that the sentence is reduced and will sign petitions, write to governments and let other people know about your situations, until you are back in Australia.

Please be strong and take care
Davina

477  Date: 2007-04-01 14:46:16
jason ( parsonsj1@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. Keep your faith bro, we all mess up and make mistakes. I live in florida and have messed up to. everyone deserves a second chance.

476  Date: 2007-04-01 09:45:24
shell ( shel3882@gotalk.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
Be strong Scott. One foolish mistake when we are young, shouldnt amount to a life time of punishment.

475  Date: 2007-04-01 05:31:49
Susie ( just-sue@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

Be proud of yourself Scott.
Im holding your hand all the way.
You fill a special place in my heart thats just for you.

474  Date: 2007-03-31 04:07:20
David ( ducheau@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

Keep the faith man. My father was imprisoned in Bolvia several years ago. It looked as if he would never get out. But after many appeals he did.

I wish you the best in this terrible situation.

David

473  Date: 2007-03-30 13:10:05
Elaine ( elaine.obyrne2@mail.dcu.ie / no homepage) wrote:

Scott I am very sorry for your situation, you are the same age as my brother and I wish you were living the care-free life you deserve.I am sure your family know you regret what has happened,so try to forgive yourelf and concentrate on keeping strong for yourself

472  Date: 2007-03-30 08:51:20
Donna ( donnasmyth1828@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/prcious1828) wrote:

Dear Scott,

My name is Donna.I'm only 3 years older than you.. I am in the middle of reading the book "One Way Ticket" by the journalists Cindy Wockner & Madonna King. I'm living in Dublin Ireland at the moment. My best friend had read the book twice and gave it to me a couple of weeks ago when we went on holidays.

I cant stop thinking about the whole situation.. and cant even try to imagine the situation you are in and what you are feeling.. and your family too.

I'm not going to go into detail on how I personally feel about the case as its really non of by business but I just want to say I appose fully heartedly on the sentence you received. I know that people support it but to me its barberic and hipocritcal of the governments who allow such measures.

I just wanted to write a letter of support, as I am sure you receive plenty of hate mail. You dont deserve any hate mail.. or to be reminded of a mistake that you are living with everyday. Nor do the other 8.

I dont know what I can do or say to help at all.. If anything.. please let me know. I know you dont know me but I wanted to let you know that I am a supporter of you and I hope some way, some how the setence is reduced and this unfair nightmare is over for you and your families. We are all humen and make mistakes - I think is not right to make an example out of people who'd lives had not even begun yet.

Sorry if I sound soppy!! Im really not like that at all haha.

Hope to hear from you in the near future.

warm hugs
Donna

471  Date: 2007-03-28 21:14:13
Mike ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I saw the movie Midnight Express on TV the other day and thought of you guys. It was a true story about an American guy named Billy Hayes who got into the same situation in Turkey as you guys in Bali. Between this movie and you guys, I am never going on vacation outside OZ again!

470  Date: 2007-03-28 05:00:53
Rochelle Dolman ( rochelledolman79@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I will support Scott for as long as he needs it. everybody in one time will put themself in a bad situation but in his case he put himself in a very very bad one which has now lend him to this path. I feel for him and his family and will write another letter to him again soon.

469  Date: 2007-03-27 22:07:14
Nic ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Handsome, everyday you are in my thoughts and I am here for you. Love you babe Nxx

468  Date: 2007-03-27 11:20:45
Jeannie Devereaux ( jeannie2_4@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I say a prayer often for you. YOu will be ok.

467  Date: 2007-03-26 05:03:48
Belinda ( bella@shirehunters.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey there Scott,

I hope that you are doing well. I think about you and the other parties of the Bali Nine every day.
I would love to come over and visit one day soon and bring you all bags of goodies. Keep positive and hopefully god will help you out. Keep positive and strong..

Love Belinda XOXOXOXOX

466  Date: 2007-03-24 11:43:24
karyn ( kaazzaa@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

love and hugs , your are not forgotten , un my thoughts always , regards kaz

465  Date: 2007-03-21 11:11:20
Kris & Lena ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Watch for Lena and Michael Czugaj on A Current Affair 7pm channel 9, sometime next week Starting from the 25th on behalf of the young australians in the bali jail. Hope it proves positive.

464  Date: 2007-03-21 11:04:17
Lena ( kristine3383@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,we are fighting for your freedom.We wont give up until your home. It was great meeting you and im sure you will be seeing alot more of me. Try and keep positive baby! Love always Lena.xxx

463  Date: 2007-03-20 02:57:10
DONNA ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I HOPE THAT A MIRACLE WILL HAPPEN AND YOU CAN COME HOME

462  Date: 2007-03-18 23:47:24
Lena Costa ( kristine3383@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,How you doing? Always thinking of you and always in support of you. Take care mate love lena and Kris.xxxx

461  Date: 2007-03-17 22:58:30
Bev Pollock ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just checking in again to make sure you are staying strong...Saw your mum and dad last week their strength knows no bounds they are fighting every day for you...I have great admiration for them and you. Always know there is a light at the end of the tunnel...stay strong we all love you and think about you every day. We will be in Bali again in December to see you.Love to you always..Bev xoxox

460  Date: 2007-03-16 20:42:10
Joel ( seekinsomethin@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I am sure a lot of Australians feel for all of you and your families and know that we all make mistakes or choices we would take back in a heartbeat if we could. Stay Brave.

459  Date: 2007-03-15 17:39:02
Mel ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

Just wanted to let you know that my family are thinking of you. All the best to you and your family. Please remain strong.

XX
Mel
California

458  Date: 2007-03-15 09:54:19
Josie ( josie_arn@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I don't really know what to say as I have no idea what you or your family are going through. I'll I can do is pray for you and your family.

457  Date: 2007-03-14 16:38:24
Tania ( danishtania@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Still thinking about you loads and hoping for a positive outcome for you. Best of luck with any future legal battles!
I hope to be able to travel to Bali to visit you later in the year.

Take care,
Tania

456  Date: 2007-03-14 04:00:13
Les Mcdonald ( bebuybac@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

As you and other are victims of a country that has no proper legislated power to protect the people of Australia, If our government was committed to protecting the people, you would have been arrested in sdyney, before going to Bali to pick up the deal.

Knowingly our government police fail to protect the people, as to prevent this from happening again, The Australin parliment must enact to included in the constitutions to protect the people of Australia.

455  Date: 2007-03-13 04:19:27
Faye ( Faybe99@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott,

My name is Faye and I am a 25 year old girl in Sydney. I guess like most Australians I have followed your case and been horrified by the sentencing handed down to you.

I have read you have been more interested in faith and have much deeper beliefs. I am sure it provides you with much hope, faith and comfort.

You sound like you have a wonderful family who loves you and offers continuous support. You are lucky to have them.

I live in Sydney although my parents are expatriates in Shanghai China. I have a little sister who is 22.

Anyway I hope you are holding up. find ways to challenge your Brain everyday. Read lots of book. Are you artistic at all?

Anyway i would be happy to write further.

Take Care of yourself.
Faye

454  Date: 2007-03-12 08:45:34
Cheryl Smith ( smith.cherylann@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Just to say that there are people out there like me that think of you and pray every day that you will come home to Australia one day. Maybe not immediately, but you will be back with your family and help and educate others that may stumble on life's paths. Take care and god bless, you and your family are not forgotten.

453  Date: 2007-03-12 03:16:25
D ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi mate hope everything works out well

452  Date: 2007-03-11 07:10:47
Lilly ( lilly_jayne@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I was just visiting your website to see how things were going and thought Iíd write you a message of support to let you know that you are in the thoughts of many. I hope you are doing well, and have good luck with everything!


Lilly.

451  Date: 2007-03-09 11:38:34
Kelly McGrath ( kellysmith73@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, i dont know you personally Scott, but my thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you and your family. Keep strong and always hold your head up high, the courage you are showing is truly remarkable. I would like to purchase a bracelet off you when they are ready. With love and best wishes. Kelly McGrath

450  Date: 2007-03-08 06:27:22
Sheree ( sheree_beree@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Stay strong and keep the faith. You are so lucky to have so much support from family and friends (and people like me that dont even know you), I have a feeling things will look up soon! If I go to Bali again, I will make sure i pop in for a visit. All the very best

449  Date: 2007-03-06 02:14:23
Karen Greaves ( frijjee@ihug.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I have signed this guestbook before, but I feel the need to sign again. I don't know Scott or any of the 9 for that matter, and i just literally feel sick to the stomach at the thought of what more than likely is going to happen to them.
My thoughts are ALWAYS on them all and just hope they don't have to go through what Van in Singapore went through...they are Australian...they might not be related to me, but I still consider them my brothers.

Loving thoughts for all
Karen Greaves
Adelaide
xx

448  Date: 2007-03-02 22:47:21
Claire Bear xxx ooo ( clairebear18@dodo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Good morning Scott,
Especially to let you know that your parents and Dean and Cameron love you more than anything in the whole wide world. There is not a moment that passes without them researching, lobbying, challenging government depts/legal systems, public speaking and much more. This is to lessen your pain and have a most positive outcome for you as rapidly as systems/international laws allow. Every day is one day nearer to your homecoming and what a welcome that will be. I gift you loads of positives and inspiration to achieve that magic day. Sent with smiles, enthusiasm and especially love to you Scott. Luv, Claire Bear xxx ooo

447  Date: 2007-03-02 03:16:40
emma ( little_miss_shy_emz@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

just wanna say keep ur head up and take each day as it comes and that me and my family pray for u everyday take care all my love emma

446  Date: 2007-03-01 09:46:58
Ann Cross ( ann.cross@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott,

I want to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers every day. I worked with your Dad and admire the strength he has displayed. Rest assured that there are a lot of Australians who support your parents in their quest for justice for you, and like myself, think positive thoughts for you all every day.

Best wishes to you all,
Ann.

445  Date: 2007-02-25 01:49:14
Ems ( emmahurley_@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To Scott and all your family,

Im from the UK and living in Australia now, so have been able to follow your case quite closely. I just wanted to let you know that there are so many people all around the world in full support of you and are totally in disgust at what you have been handed down..........somehow its just incomprehendible. I truely believe it will never come to that and justice will prevail. In the meantime (and I know its easy for me to say) try and keep a peaceful mind - Ill send you a big hug and you and your family are in my thoughts.

Take care of yourself and dont let it beat you.

Love Ems xxxx

444  Date: 2007-02-24 23:01:56
karen miles ( ty023@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott i wish you well and hope that you are home soon. As for your family try and keep your spirits up. Good luck for the rally in Hepburn sorry my family cant make it

443  Date: 2007-02-24 04:23:44
Bev ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, Just checking in again and trust you are as well as you can be......am in touch with your dad I havent seen your Mum since we were in Bali for your 21st but hope to catch up with her soon. Your dad is a born fighter and he continues every day in his battle to get you home..always remember you are loved by us all here and we will do whatever we can to get you home. Keep strong....a parcel will be there soon hope you can use the little things to make life a little better for you. We will see you again soon.......stay strong


Love Bev

442  Date: 2007-02-23 12:54:47
Taryn ( ur_a_cutie04@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott just writing to say that my brother Joshua Brooker and I are still trying to find ways to do more for you from this end hope you are okay we are always thinking of you and your family love Taryn and Josh

441  Date: 2007-02-22 06:20:22
amanda ( amandaglass@nicolasongs.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, my name is amanda and my partner andrew
We are artists, hopeing to create awarness with all the stories we hear on some level.(not using names but if you are willing to talk to me I would)
We are thingking of you and wish you the best.
take care
amanda & andrew
p.s. got your petition/ will get it signed
x.o.

440  Date: 2007-02-21 12:15:08
Jocelyn Dale ( jd@wa-holding.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, Just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you and are trying to keep up to date on your progress. Our hearts go out to you and wishing you all the very very best with having the sentence overturned. Lots of love to you and your family

439  Date: 2007-02-19 13:45:39
Andrea ( andrea_mary_b@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

HELLO SCOTT.

I have followed your story from day one, i cant imagine what you have been through. I prey you get a second chance and your sentence is reduced. We all makes silly mistakes and i think it is crazy the death penalty was imposed.just Remember miracles can happen and i will prey everyday and hope a miracle comes your way. Everyone in Australia is supporting you, we all know you have made a mistake and we all feel strongly you shouldn't have your life taken away. Stay strong and positive you never know whats around the corner

438  Date: 2007-02-17 15:36:56
Anna ( annarave@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott!
I am half australian but living in Sweden. I heard about your story on my last visit to Australia a year ago. I've tried to keep myself updated about your case ever since and check this homepage regularly. Iīm writing to send you my prayers and wish you the best of luck. I am certain that everything will work out alright eventually.
Try to keep you spirit up.
Yours sincerely, Anna

437  Date: 2007-02-16 07:35:13
Frances Every ( trmt@tpg.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott Thinking of you and praying that things will turn out for you lots of love Frances XXX000

436  Date: 2007-02-16 03:10:10
Tiziana Zorzi ( chasesuccess@comcast.net / no homepage) wrote:

Scott

I am only now looking at your website, although I had heard about the BALI 9 when it happened. I live in Chicago, USA and I was reading in your letters of support from other US citizens who expressed their hope and concern about your situation.

Wondering where I fit into the scheme of things? I left Australia in 2001 with my husband and came to the USA. Before that I worked in Telstra and guess who I worked with??? Yes, Dad, Lee!!! We shared a few years in working together, I left Telstra in 2000. Lee and I kept in touch......and you know your Dad, so "rarely" would be a good word to use in us keeping in touch, but when he emailed, he would do ONE long loong email, telling me about work, his family and kids. I look at your picture and you are nearly a spitting image of him. A younger spitting image, without the gray hair. I remember the times (and they were often) of when he used to talk about his family and how he foresaw a great future for his kids!! He was very proud of his family. I know he worked long hours in Telstra to get you all through school. It was in the days when Telstra was 'work work work'! I don't know what went wrong. I'm sure he would have instilled in you all the sense of right and wrong. Having said that, it's not like the deed was one of murder..........where there are alot of murders here in the USA (some never solved). I will agree with many people whose messages I have read........death by firing squad is NOT the way to go. In 2005 I gave birth to a set of twins, a boy and a girl. I would hate to think of them leaving this world with a cold bullet in their heart. I'm joining Lee (your Dad) and your Mum in many prayers (which no doubt they have been doing since this incident)and I will keep vigilance on this website to see what is happening to you.

You take care and keep your spirit strong.
Best of Cheers for now.
Tiziana Zorzi

435  Date: 2007-02-15 05:12:42
Clare Denver ( clare.denver@yahoo.co.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I live in Sherwood and also went to Christ the King, a year above Dean... those were the days! You've put together a great website mate, and i'm really impressed at how busy and positive your keeping yourself. Good stuff. The support for you in the local area and not to mention all over Australia is huge, its great to see. Its clearly due to your fantastic family and their persistent efforts.
Well mate, I just wanted to lend my support and say gday. keep your head high, regards, Clare

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
Albert Einstein

434  Date: 2007-02-15 03:11:58
Lauren ( landrews@westnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

my thoughts and prayers are with you and i will do whatever iam able to to help and change the way things are

433  Date: 2007-02-15 01:15:24
Joshua Brooker ( joshbrooker@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,
It's Josh here. Thinking of you daily and doing all I can to secure your release. I'm attending a fundraiser in Dayelsford on the 25th of Febuary. My wishes and thoughts are with you and your family. I hope to visit you some day buddy. Lots of Love (the mate you've never met). Joshua Brooker

432  Date: 2007-02-14 12:08:34
Tony Robertson ( robertsontony@yahoo.com / http://cultureboy.blogspot.com) wrote:

G'day Scott. I met your parents tonight for the first time.We are part of a working group planning a public education forum on the abolition of the death penalty.

My stand has been idealistic and based on solid principles of jutice and human rights. However, meeting your parents and having that immediate connection to a person living with such an inhumane threat moved my heart as well as my head.

Stay strong and know that my thoughts and prayers for justice and your return to your homeland are with you.
Tony

431  Date: 2007-02-14 09:27:42
kyra ( kybabes@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott. my names kyra and im from australia. im doing an essay on the bali 9 but in particular yourself. it must be terrifying being prisoned in a country your unfamilliar with and being sentanced to life imprisonment or now ive heard its death panalty.im so sorry for you and your parents, i have no idea what you must be going through ad how scared you must be. i have alot of questions mostly about why you would take such a risk. i dont agree with what you all did but i think the punishment youve been given is exteme. scince you were planning on boarding the plane back to australia the indonesians if they must should be aloud to sentance the punishment but your aloud to serve it in your country. i do blame the AFP scince your father contacted them worried about you and they decided to do nothing. if they were in contact with the indonesians they shouldve organised for you to all board the plane back to australia and for you to been caught here. your punishment wouldnt be so harsh. definatly not death.i just thought id right to you, leet you know you have supporters out there. i wish the best for you and hope that your sentance can be redjuced.

430  Date: 2007-02-13 10:49:48
bev ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

We are all still working hard for your release....keep strong..all our prayers are with you..we will be back to see you in December....if your not back here before which we pray you will be..stay strong Scott..Love always..xoxoxoxo

429  Date: 2007-02-13 10:48:30
Bev ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
We are all still working hard for your release....keep strong..all our prayers are with you..we will be back to see you in December....if your not back here before which we pray you will be..stay strong Scott..Love always..xoxoxoxo

428  Date: 2007-02-13 00:24:57
sioux ( jjaznel@bigpond.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

our thoughts are with you, i can only imagine the fear you've been through you seem to be doing the best you can to keep sane. if wishes from strangers help then know that many of us are wishing you free, happy, healthy and home!!!
don't really know what to say, wish i could do more offer you a cuppa and cigarette (if you smoke) wish i could reset time so you saw what was going to happen and didn't make that stupid plane trip, wish i could have told your obviously loving and well meaning parents not to chat with police, it didn't help! im glad you have such loving parents though they seem to be doing all they can for you.
please keep an optomistic heart
all the best (such a cliche)
sioux
WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN TAKING A LIFE AS PUNISHMENT WILL NEVER STOP OTHERS it is only creul and punishes the loved ones left behind who have done no wrong
take care

427  Date: 2007-02-12 05:22:11
maree ( fairygodmother1@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

my thoughts and prayers are with you,i cant begin to imagine your life and what its doing to you,god bless you and may you be home soon, take care and keep positive,

426  Date: 2007-02-12 03:53:23
Geoff . Toowoomba ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Mate how are you going all is as expected I pray, Scott I am having a Mass said each week for you and the other young Australians in there with you. So keep your head held high my friend you are an Australian and we won't give up Ok! so take care as I care Geoff

425  Date: 2007-02-09 22:10:41
julie ( julesabell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

you and yr family are still in my prayers

424  Date: 2007-02-09 10:32:56
Rachelle ( shellzlee@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

I can't begin to imagine what you are your family are going through... people all over the world are thinking of you. I don't agree with taking a life, regardless of what the crime is. you were caught up something that was bad, that doesn't make you a bad person. Keep your head up!!

423  Date: 2007-02-08 03:47:11
Trev ( trev007@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi there Scott and family,

I can only imagine that you guys are going through and wish you all the best. Personally I dont believe in the death penalty regardless of the crime. No person in my opinion has the right to take a life, but as easy as it is for me to say this, i do not see you ending up down that path. I really do see, that while you are stuck in a nighmare place at the moment, there will be an exchange done and you will be back in australia.
Meanwhile mate stay safe.

422  Date: 2007-02-08 03:33:30
Sandy ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with you, unfortunely my son has been in trouble with the law and spent time in jail and I had the hardest time dealing with that. It sucked the life out of me. I only wish your nightmare will come to an end. Peace be with you and your family.
Love Sandy

421  Date: 2007-02-07 21:06:50
Nicole ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Thinking of you all the time. xx

420  Date: 2007-02-07 05:24:20
lesley ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott
Sending love and healing prayers to you and your family.

You are so young Scott and I truly believe you deserve a second chance.

I pray you will be free soon.

God bless
Lesley xxx

419  Date: 2007-02-06 16:21:18
Shlomo Schwartz ( shlomoschwartz@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just wanted to let you know that Jews for Jesus of Austalia pray you get what you deserve, which is a second chance . Hope to see you in Oz soon!

418  Date: 2007-02-05 19:33:28
Yvonne ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

hi Scott and family, I live in the USA and am Australian. Ofcourse I had heard about the Bali Nine but as I was too busy with my own work (I am a Scientist), I did not look into this thing too closely.

My dear friend BB called me over the weekend and gave me the address of your website.

I know Bali very well, have spent many holidays there, so wonderful, relaxing and very, very spiritual. The people of Bali are also so beautiful and sweet, that for me the idea that you are in a jail, is beyond comprehension. (I know several Government officials, because of my work, and they are all so very highly educated and good people).

May you learn a lot from your time in jail, Scott, and may the Balinese and Indonesian Judges indeed show their inner beauty , soon and grant you freedom.

We Aussies love Bali but many of us fear now going there, even with the cleanest conscience and no drugs whatsoever. Perhaps Bali should consider welcoming us all back without that apprehension?

Blessings to you, your family and also to my wonderful holiday country Bali.

417  Date: 2007-02-05 16:37:06
Julien ( juliendreyfuss@yahoo.fr / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I'm writing from France. I heard about your story a few weeks ago when i travelled to Sydney. It was my first trip in Australia.

I'm very shoked about what's happening. As an european, i'll say that i'm sure everything will be fine. Don't worry.

If you need anything, send me a mail.
Also, i am a french journalist, so i already send a letter to the Indonesian embassy in Paris and i'll see of there's a way to write an article about that.

It's for you and for all the others. Especially, Michael Blanc, the french who had been sentenced to life for drug trafficking.

I hope you'll be free soon

Best regards,

Julien

416  Date: 2007-02-04 12:46:00
Joanne ( procrastinatingau@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey there Scott,

Every now and then I pop on to your website to see how things are going. You should know however, my thoughts are with you every day. I still pray for you sentence to be overturned. You keep hanging in there. Lots of people care.

Also for people reading this guestbook - I make sure i keep up with the media articles by selecting google alerts. Try it.

take care
Scott

415  Date: 2007-02-03 04:45:41
Letitia ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scottie

It's Letitia Paine here, fellow Christ The King student and friend of Cameron's and Dean's. I just want to let you know that you and your beautiful family are continuously in my prayers. Keep smiling and keep strong!!!!
Love Letitia, Lee and Joanne

414  Date: 2007-02-01 22:58:54
Geoff Toowoomba ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Mate, I hope you are well and how is your appeal going as I read about it in the paper, don't worry Scott we are all behind you as much asw eare able so chin up Mate and God Bless and take care as I care Geoff

413  Date: 2007-02-01 07:21:10
Jan ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

As a parent, my thoughts are with your parents Lee & Christine as they try to stay strong. Scott, when this terrible ordeal is over and you are home safe again, make sure you go on to change the world. You have brought so many together in prayer and best wishes that you must not waist a precious minute of your second chance at life. Not many are blessed with that opportunity. Stay strong Scott. My thoughts are with you, mum & dad.

412  Date: 2007-02-01 06:41:35
Brigitte ( derothschild@gmx.ch / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, just found your website and I wanted to send you all the strength in the world I can send you, simply with my words and sincere intentions......I sincerely trust and believe that you shall be coming home to Australia, one day soon.
Scott, the world is a weird place..so many terrible things are happening everywhere..but you know? I DO trust that when people start to get together, show real goodness of heart and a will to make the world a better place, that this weird place we call our *world* shall become peaceful, much happier and less aggressive.
When you get out, perhaps you should study to become a Peace advocate or work with schools teaching kids about the real important things in life and use the time you are now in jail, as your learning ground to become a top man in everything positive and wholesome,

Please, Scott, keep your heart beating strong, think as many positive thoughts as you can (are you allowed to have a CD walkman in your cell? if so, I can send you perhaps some positive affirmation CD's? they surely help you to be able to handle things better) and do trust the universe.

The Indonesian Judges also have a heart and emotions and I am so certain that one day they shall soften, thinking about their own family, and let you go free.

Many blessings to you and your parents.

lots of love,
b.

411  Date: 2007-02-01 05:06:46
Lorna Aggett ( a.aggett@btinternet.com / no homepage) wrote:

Please know that I may be miles away but my prayers for your son are lifted to the Lord and I pray that Gods hand will be over Scott to protect him and keep him safe. My heart goes out to you as a family and I know the pain you are going through. May God bless you and keep you all in the palm of His hand.

410  Date: 2007-01-31 16:55:02
steve francis ( sfrancis79@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Mate your worthless pathetic opinions wasnít really required here. Spare a thought for the parents and families of the bali nine. Perhaps your wasted time on your unwanted posting would have been better spent filling out your dole form or even better still looking for a job? If you need any help with finding a job would certainly be happy for you to contact me after all I donít blame you for all the hatred and bitterness that you have bottled up inside. Oh and Mr. Gutless Ross Rheuben, thanks for sparing what little thought you did have by not leaving a return email address and not taking up to much space in Scottís guest book with the little crap you had to offerÖÖ.thanks! Hey Scottie hope your doing well by the way keep your chin up mate hope to see you all home soon!!!!

Date: 2007-01-17 23:36:44

Ross Rheuben ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

people who email this site and constantly blame the Australian Government give me the shits. you are the same people who blame the PM for that terrorist Hick's plight. Get over it. The scum of the earth are being eradicated. Drug dealers, drug runners, terrorists - same thing.

409  Date: 2007-01-31 04:49:31
Michelle ( mcrlaw@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that your story touches many all over the world, I am writing from California, USA. I pray that God gives you the strength to persevere through this. I am a criminal defense attorney here in California, and I am so shocked regarding the events in your case, I pray that real justice prevails and that your sentence is commuted from death to life. Please know you are not alone, positive thoughts and prayers are constantly being sent your way.

408  Date: 2007-01-30 09:23:47
Sandra ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, i have followed the story of the bali nine and hope that you get your given right to come back to aussie. my thoughts are with you and your family and all you are dealing with. take care of yourself.

407  Date: 2007-01-28 12:05:44
Joanne Oudejans ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just wanted to say keep your spirits up and try to keep your mind active. I'm a friend and colleague of your mother's. You have amazing parents. Don't give up hope.
God bless,
Joanne

406  Date: 2007-01-24 08:16:18
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/annaporch) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Looking forward to catching up with people who support you on the 25th Feb.
Love and support to you and your family.
Anna & Chris

405  Date: 2007-01-23 08:37:08
davey ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott just wanted to let you know the aussies are still floging the poms and kiwis in the cricket.just to good mate,hope you have been taking care of your self over there stay positive mate there is alot of aussies thihking of you

404  Date: 2007-01-23 01:05:52
JOHN ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

HI SCOTT IT IS A WHILE FROM MY LAST NOTE I HOPE YOU ARE OK AND HOLDING UP. I THINK OF YOU AND HOPE YOU WILL BE OK MY HEART GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR MUM AND DAD AND FAMILY CHIN UP SCOTT ALOT OF PEPOLE LOVE YOU AND ARE FIGHTING FOR YOU. TO YOUR MUM AND DAD GOD BLESS YOU AND HAVE STRINGTH FOR SCOTT. TO ANY BODY THAT READS THIS SITE PLEASE ASK GOD TO SPARE SCOTT LIFE AND TO BLESS HIS FAMILY.

DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER I HAVE DONE WRONG IN MY LIFE AND YOU HAVE FORGIVEN PLEASE FORGIVE SCOTT FOR HIS CRIME AND PROTECT HIM PLEASE HELP TO MAKE NEW AND GIVE HIM A SECOND CHANCE OF LIFE. I PRAY IN YOUR NAME JESUS CHRIST OUR FATHER AMEN.

403  Date: 2007-01-22 23:54:35
Andrew ( andrew.musgrave@healthywaterways.org / no homepage) wrote:

Mate,
I played rugby with your brother and alothough i have never met you personally i know you would be a good fella just like your brother. Chin up and try to be strong andlearne from this, you'll be right mate...Take care
AjM

402  Date: 2007-01-20 13:18:58
sara ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Everytime i think of you and the other bali 9 i just want to cry!
Keep your spirits up, alot of Australians care about you and think about you.
Best Wishes for you and your family.
Take care

401  Date: 2007-01-20 07:23:34
fran lancaster ( franlancaster@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I have been following your story since you got busted.
I can't imagine what you are going through and what you've been through. You are living my worst nightmare. I used to live in Indonesia and Malaysia and also got involved in smack (back in the 70's) and remember very many "close calls" traveling around. I was about your age..... Believe it or not, I'm sitting here in Southern California, and I think about you (collectively) almost every single night when I lay my head on my pillow, right before I drift off to sleep. I think of you guys, I imagine what you're going through, and I'm blown away by the injustice. I try put myself in your shoes and just can't get my head around it. What happened to "the punishment equaling the crime"? This truely is a tragedy. I hope you can find some peace and really believe that you will go home to OZ before too long...

400  Date: 2007-01-19 04:15:55
Your family ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dearest Scott you have our love and support always. Learn from this experience and remain true to yourself always. Mum Dad brothers and extended family xoxoxoxo

399  Date: 2007-01-19 03:02:32
Jessica ( jessica.taylor@blastworks.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

P.S You are absoloutly GORGEOUS!!

398  Date: 2007-01-19 02:46:22
Jessica ( jessica.taylor@blastworks.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
I cant even imagine what your life is like in there but i do know you dont deserve to be there. Life is not fair but keep your chin up, i admire your courage. I am the same age as you and you are doing alot better than i would be. Despite the circumstances, you are an inspiration. Stay strong Scott. Thinking of you every day.
Jessica
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

397  Date: 2007-01-18 05:42:41
webmaster ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Posting 391
Date change for posting below.
to 25th Feb, instead of March
which it shows here.
Our committee "this precious life" is holding a benefit/rally/event to bring people together so that we can step up pressure on the aust. govt to bring you all back to australia, and retried in australian courts. Our event will be held at the Palais, Hepburn Springs on the 25th February 2007 1p.m. onwards.

396  Date: 2007-01-18 03:50:29
Saul ( saul@exemail.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Keep the spirit Scott - you are in many Australians hearts and minds.

395  Date: 2007-01-17 23:36:44
Ross Rheuben ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

people who email this site and constantly blame the Australian Government give me the shits. you are the same people who blame the PM for that terrorist Hick's plight. Get over it. The scum of the earth are being eradicated. Drug dealers, drug runners, terrorists - same thing.

394  Date: 2007-01-16 22:40:45
laraine stevenson ( Laraine.Stevenson@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all,we want you all home where you belong,never give up,miracles do happen.

393  Date: 2007-01-16 09:29:06
cassandra ( ARDNASSAC@HOTMAIL.CO.UK / no homepage) wrote:

Hi scott. Just to let you know mine and many other peoples thoughts and prayers are with you.I will do what i can to help no matter how small you do not deserve to be where you are.everyone deserves a second chance i dont believe given the chance youd throw yours away.you wont be forgotten.look after yourselve as best you can.stay strong and positive.All the best.

392  Date: 2007-01-15 12:11:33
Bev ( bev4444@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, sorry taken so long to post this but my PC got sicK!!! It was great to see you for your 21st and see your wonderful family and spend time with them....I have caught up with Dean since I came back from Bali and he is good and sends his love ....stay strong you have a lot of love and genuine thoughts from us all..take care and i will see you soon. My thoughts and love are with u always...Love Bev

391  Date: 2007-01-14 07:55:31
joanmackenzie ( joanthehead@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

dear Scott. everyday we are thinking about you and the other 8 young australians in the bali prison.
Our committee "this precious life" is holding a benefit/rally/event to bring people together so that we can step up pressure on the aust. govt to bring you all back to australia, and retried in australian courts.
. many business, artists and individuals have donated presents/prizes for our raffles and the support for you all is overwhelming in our district (daylesford victoria). Our event will be held at the Palais, Hepburn Springs on the 25th March 2007 1p.m. onwards. We will have senior representatives from the labour party the greens together with human rights activists law experts and musicians including Kutcha Edwards, Ground Components and Darren Hanlon as well as childrens' entertainment.
all monies gathered will go directly and equally to the families of the 9 young australians held in the bali prison. the event will be recorded and filmed/photographed. its is the first of an ongoing campaign - for AS LONG AS IT TAKES. love to you scott from Joan (Brenda and Chris,Committee of "this precious life"

390  Date: 2007-01-12 22:54:21
Tracey ( tdkb@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott thinking of you again today and hoping you are ok. take care

389  Date: 2007-01-08 00:21:29
Sarah Hughes ( sarah.hughes25@hotmail.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I hope this note finds you in good spirits. I just wanted to let you know that my dad and I have written to the Indonesian ambassador last week to appeal on your behalf. We, along with many others, will continue to fight for you. Keep strong Scott. All the Best, the Hughes Family x

388  Date: 2007-01-07 08:44:39
Geoff Tmba. ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott I hope this finds you well my friend, I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and your 21st as much as you could with your family with you. Well Mate keep the faith and God Bless. Geoff

387  Date: 2007-01-06 14:50:13
Decima ( decima.johns@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott
My family and i think of you often and we pray for your penalty to be reduced. We don't agree with what you done but we understand that some things always sound alot easier than what they actually are and hey some get rich schemes... well they do sound tempting, we hope that your imprisonment can one day be served in an Australian prison to ease the stress on your loved ones.

Regards and best wishes
Decima Johns

386  Date: 2007-01-05 16:04:05
James ( jamesdurham@aapt.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Cant wait to see you back in Oz mate.

385  Date: 2007-01-05 10:34:09
The Webmaster ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear South Beach: re the site of Scott Rush.

This post is added by the webmaster.

November 2006 the site was updated, by Scott's mum and dad, Lee and Chris.
Maybe you should be advised that Scott does not have a computer in jail.
But Scott sees all that is written here and his thoughts and words are here for all to read
Maybe you should be told, that this site is updated when possible.

Maybe you could do a little charity work to help others instead of coming here to write unwanted and lying things you have already posted in Scott's Guest Book, today and on separate occasions.

By your post I can see you are not really interested in the latest updates, maybe you should not come here anymore or enter your rude comments in this guest book.

Maybe you could better your self by having a heart.
It shows you only want to make a silly comment, because you dare not leave you email, or real name, but hide behind a computer to add your rude postings in this book.

Scott does read these comments, all except the ones like yours that I can delete as quickly as you write them here. Also maybe you are in a better position to be able to come here daily and read as you live in a free country, and have a computer.
Have a nice day, thanking you. The Webmaster for Scott Rush.

384  Date: 2007-01-04 23:36:24
South Beach ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

DOES THIS SITE EVER GET UPDATED? THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN UPDATE ON THIS SITE FOR MONTHS! DOES SCOTT EVER REALLY READ THIS SITE? I HAVE MY DOUBTS!

383  Date: 2007-01-04 16:25:07
susan ( susansplanet@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi again scott

hope you are in good spirits with the dawn of a new year. i will write you a letter by post soon but though i would drop you a line on here for your parents to pass on with the others.

i think you are a new person now the past is gone i hope that when you return home that you make a good life for yourself.

i know it must have been difficult never having been abroad before to realise what you had in australia.

here in the uk (i can't go homwe as i have a son with a man who won't leave the uk ) my son has no decent place to play and it is freezing cold i want him so much to grow up in nz but i can't do anything or at least it seems that way.

anyway my point is that it wasn't until we left home that we realised what we had.

i am at the university at the moment trying to write up a phd which i will tell you about when i write please share any letters with your fellow inmates i guess something original to read will help pass the time.

anyway you are in my thought all of you.

i will be staying up late tonight for the cricket i hope chris read can get a few runs to cement his place in the side

anyway i had better get on
all the best

susan

382  Date: 2007-01-04 06:49:49
John Cox ( j_cox64@optusnet.com.au / http://www.pm.gov.au/email.cfm) wrote:

Hi Everyone

I have sent an email to the Prime Minister as follows

Dear Mr Howard

I am writing to you on behalf of My fellow Australians in the Bali Jail System and for some of them their impending death sentence. As an Australian Citizen and a voter of this county I kindly request that the Australian government begin talks with the Indonesion Government to try and resolve this situation.

I am not asking for an aquital as these people have been caught and should pay for their actions however we are now in a new era where values of a country should be upheld and not displayed only when a foreigner gets caught with drugs and the media circus afterwards.

I ask you Mr Howard can you please at least return our fellow Australians Home.

Kind Regards

John Cox

Herbert Electorate

381  Date: 2007-01-04 06:21:55
John Cox ( j_cox64@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott

You should have known better mate .. but saying that I don't believe in the death penalty and our government should be negotiating for your return to Australia to serve your sentence out here so your family can see you ... I do feel for you mate ...

Regards

John Cox
Townsville
Queensland

380  Date: 2007-01-04 06:02:54
Kathryn ( krp_86@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Be strong, your doing great.. Australias proud and we hope you will be back here one day soon!! Keep your head up and I hope the New Year brings your better luck!! Take care of yourself, Luv Kat!!

379  Date: 2007-01-04 05:55:02
Damian ( djgreen1972@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, Hope you are going OK mate. You're a top bloke and look forward to seeing you come home soon. Warm regards to you and your family. Damian

378  Date: 2007-01-04 00:44:09
Nicole ( nicole@artav.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott - may the new year bring you good health, good luck and some good news. Keep strong, keep your faith and always remember, there are a lot of people back home and all around the world that are praying for you and a good outcome. My best wishes and prayers go out to you and your family.
Nicole - Adelaide, S.A

377  Date: 2007-01-03 23:56:24
Calvin McClay ( cal_mcc@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott just wanna say my thoughts are with you mate, you are a true champ for enduring all of this and i hope some good luck comes your way soon. Hang in there mate, i'm sure one day u will be reunited with your family/friends and country. take care, calvin (hobart, tas)

376  Date: 2007-01-03 08:03:05
Rachel ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
My heart breaks for you and your family. Whilst I dont condone what you did, I am devastated that such a young life is ruined by an admittedly stupid thoughtless mistake.
Take care and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rachel

375  Date: 2007-01-02 15:11:28
chelsea lindley ( chelski_1@fsmail.net / no homepage) wrote:

Hey, well i don't really know what to write, i have just today read about your tragic story on the net, i can't imagine what you and your family must be going through i can only hope and pray that your life will be saved & one day return to Australia, i am going to write to you, don't know if you will receive the letter as the post can be crap at times!!! All my love and best wishes to you and your family chelsea.

374  Date: 2007-01-02 12:58:36
Emily McLaughlin ( emilyjanemac11@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

my wishesare with you and your family at this time

373  Date: 2007-01-02 10:10:30
Leesie ( leesie1984@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I hope the New Year brings you hope. Stay strong.You have Australia behind you.

372  Date: 2007-01-01 21:16:56
debbie bailey ( debbiebailey49@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

How does one express the sorrow you and your family are feeling during this time? You are all being very brave and strong and remember always that there is a lot of support for you. I will light a candle for you and say a prayer for the new year. God Bless. The Bailey family from QLD. ( fellow worker of your dads)

371  Date: 2007-01-01 12:52:30
Ernest Eaton ( pacem_33@yahoo.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
What a tough position you are in and what a fantastic person you must be to survive these very difficult conditins with such courage and strength of character. Thanks for your example. My prayers for a happy outcome. God bless Ernest

370  Date: 2007-01-01 07:38:59
Claire Bear xxx ooo ( clairebear18@dodo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
It's New Year's Day today and New Beginnings for You. Your beautiful parents, brothers, extended
family, hundreds of friends, professionals and associates are working relentlessly and tirelessly for a positive outcome for all.

I send you loads of white light, inner strength, optimism and special earthly Angel love that each day your load is lessened. Claire Bear xxx ooo

369  Date: 2007-01-01 03:37:12
Deb ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

What can I say to help you? My thoughts are with you. Praying for a happy ending for you and your family.

368  Date: 2006-12-31 23:26:12
rachel ( ausiedevil2006@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

dear scott,
i just want to let u know that u are in our thoughts and that we pray for u to be safe and one day return home safe and sound.we have been following u from the begining and still do every day.just know u are in our thoughts and prayers and u will not be forgotton or given up on as there are people everywhere willing to fight and do all they can to bring u home safe.have a safe and better new year

367  Date: 2006-12-31 22:27:51
Dawn Spinks ( dawns@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi Scott
so sorry I caught you unawares when I visited in December. But I took a punt and as it turned out, your father had left a message for me to try and visit - but I was already on my way to see you and Michael. I was scared to be honest, not sure of what to say but just wanting to let you know you were - and now constantly are, in my thoughts. I know you were feeling emotional, and now I realise, no doubt wary of who I am - but I hope by saying hello i did more good than harm. I am not sure! Although I do know it has been good to be in touch with your mum and dad since my return to Australia and tried to tell them as much as possible of our visit because I know that's so important. i hope you enjoyed some of the food I bought in. Stay strong Scott. life has a strange way of delivering the unexpected and tomorrow may be an unexpected gift. we all truly hope so. Dawn

366  Date: 2006-12-31 16:05:01
David S ( dfs@sparkhill.eclipse.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. I really canít condone what you set out to do, you must have been aware of the misery that drugs can cause other people not associated with you, also you must have been aware of the resultant consequences of your actions if you were caught. I cant however condone use of the death penalty in such cases and do believe that anybody who commits crime deserves another chance at putting things right. I do hope for the sake of your family and especially your mother who will be sharing this hell with you, that something will happen that will allow you and your fellow conspirators to be returned to Australia and eventually lead a useful life. God bless you and I do hope this coming New Year brings hope.

365  Date: 2006-12-31 15:11:23
Tania ( danishtania@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Happy New Year, Scott. I hope 2007 will be a better year for you.
My thoughts are always with you .

Tania

364  Date: 2006-12-31 13:57:11
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / http://www.lovetoschapelle.blogspot.com) wrote:

Happy New Year Scott!!
I hope that 2007 has many good things in store for you! Keep your chin up and know that you are loved, and supported.

Michelle

363  Date: 2006-12-31 02:46:38
Compassion ( compassion@life.com / no homepage) wrote:

Happy New Year Scott
"For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne! "

It's a time for forgiveness
to leave past wounds behind
To reconcile differrences
there's new mountains to climb

Begin fresh a new year
severing roots of bitterness
A time for rejoicing
and to live in happiness

Let's live in the present
doing the best that we can
Live life to the fullest
be a better woman or man

So clasp hands together
and in harmony live
Not doing the taking
for it's better to give

Heed not the words
that are spoken in lies
The gossip that's spread
eventually dies

Look forward to a new year
filled with blessing and peace
If we let yesterday be
hurts of tomorrow will cease

Happy New Year!

"For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
For auld lang syne! "

"Selamat Tahun Baru"

362  Date: 2006-12-30 12:15:19
Sarah ( sarah.hughes25@hotmail.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Best wishes for 2007. I truly hope that this is the year you get to come home, where you belong. I have followed your case from the UK and feel terribly for the situation you and your family are in. I keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep strong, don't give up, things will get better and you will get home. Lots of love and luck, Sarah

361  Date: 2006-12-30 08:14:15
debbie ( debcapri@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Champ,
Its the 30th December 2006 here in australia, one day before new years eve. I just want to let you know that you are in my prays, you are handling yourself impeccably considering your circumstances. May the prayers of your family and yourself be answered. Hope you are well physically. I think of all you australians in bali and I pray for your health mentally and physically. Its a new Year and a year can change many circumstance and i just pray that the year ahead brings you much good news in every area of your life and that of your family. God Bless you Scott.

Yours in Christ
Debbie

360  Date: 2006-12-29 21:58:05
Paul Cornelius ( scottyspetfoods@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Thinking of you and your family I can only imagine what you are feeling since the last court appearance. Keep Strong you have a great mum and dad.Paul and Wendy

359  Date: 2006-12-29 07:00:53
meags... ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

scott & family

2007 is another year a year with a fresh start.. your courage & love as a family is an inspiration to all to live and learn from ones mistakes.. best wishes for 2007..

meags & clint :0)

358  Date: 2006-12-29 03:21:29
CHRISTINE ANTHONY aunthony ( nanfran78@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
Namaste from Nepal
My thoughts have been with you as i travel and visit the mountain hospitals and orphanages of the Himalay.
The young girl Subita that i brougt the prosthesis limb for is now walking on her new leg back in the village.
Hope to visit you in the NEW year
LOVE AND LIGHT
AUNTY CHRIS

357  Date: 2006-12-28 19:51:55
Leo ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Good luck, did u learn to speak Indonesian yet? Hope u come home soon? I bet you are tall compared to the locals, Indonesians tend to be short in stature. Is there Starbucks in Indonesia? Be strong, be brave!

356  Date: 2006-12-28 10:06:17
Robyn Ryan ( robyn.r@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I am appalled at the results of the latest round of appeals in Bali. To us in Australia, it just seems unbelievable. I am hoping that the Government gets its act together soon and organises this Prisoner Exchange Treaty. I can't even begin to comprehend what a roller coaster ride this past 18 months have been to Scott and his family (and all the other Aussies involved in this case). Hope you get to come back to Oz really soon...

355  Date: 2006-12-28 04:29:15
Joey ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott

Good luck, hope to see you home one day.
Take care, stand tall.
Joey X

354  Date: 2006-12-27 11:40:58
Dianna ( nv_augustina@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Forget about mistakes you've made yesterday,
the lessons you learn will prove valuable for today...
Never give up and think that you're through...
for there's always tomorrow and
a chance to begin brand new.
Be brave, be strong Scott , you and your family are in my prayers . God Bless you .

353  Date: 2006-12-26 23:59:50
Anji ( alexanderak@bigpond.com / http://www.chrysaliskey.com) wrote:

I am overwhelmed after reading through this site. It is hard to imagine such a young person with so much potential denied a future. Georgias heartfelt book reduced me to tears. Sending (((hugs))), you are in my thoughts and prayers x

352  Date: 2006-12-26 22:30:33
South Beach ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, too bad you got caught, u seem like a good guy who just made a dumb mistake. Next time please tell your parents to be quiet and stay out of your business. I am sorry you are in trouble, I am sure you be a free man one day, God Bless!

351  Date: 2006-12-26 03:12:36
Daisy Darvall ( diskopussy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

I have followed your case from Australia with great interest and sadness for your situation; It is hard to imagine what you must be going through, and your family also. I admire your strength for getting on with your life while incarcerated.

I hope Christmas was the best possible, and that 2007 brings you love and luck.

You are not forgotten,

Daisy

350  Date: 2006-12-25 10:23:15
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I will pray for you Scott in this our saviours birthday, keep your Faith Mate Geoff

349  Date: 2006-12-25 06:23:41
steve francis ( sfrancis79@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey buddy keep your chin up - merry christmas to you and your family, hope the new year brings better luck for you!!!!! Australia hasnt forgotten you mate....hope to see you and the others back home soon.

348  Date: 2006-12-25 04:18:53
Jenny Stuart ( jennystuart51@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, a message to let you know that we are all thinking of you - Merry Christmas, and we pray for postive outcomes in the New Year. Love to you and and your very special family - from Pat, Jenny and the rest of the Drays

347  Date: 2006-12-24 12:23:15
Joanne ( Jo_pintley@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

It is Christmas Eve and I'm just finishing watching the carols on TV. As Christmas is a time of giving it makes sense to me that I let you know that even during this festive season, my thoughts are with you.

One can only pray and hope that 2007 brings you some joyous moments and positive outcomes regarding your case.

Take care and Merry Christmas.

Joanne

346  Date: 2006-12-24 07:34:08
Lilly ( lilly_jayne@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
I hope you have a Merry Christmas, and that you and the others can enjoy the festive season as best you can.
Thinking of you,
Lilly.

345  Date: 2006-12-23 18:03:07
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / http://www.lovetoschapelle.blogspot.com) wrote:

Merry Christmas Scott!!
I hope you can make the most of this time. I know you're not where you want to be but take peace of mind knowing that people all over the world are fighting so that one day you may be home enjoying these special times with your family.
Wishing you love and peace from Canada,
Michelle

344  Date: 2006-12-23 04:14:21
Anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/annaporch) wrote:

Dear Scott, Lee and family,
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, I hope that it is as special as can be.
with best wishes
Anna & Chris

343  Date: 2006-12-21 22:19:05
jules ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

It is not only scott who is suffering but his family as well. My heart goes out to all of you. It is always the parents who suffer too because our love for our kids is unconditional. I also hv a life sentence - the loss of my son. All the best for xams and new year, take care

342  Date: 2006-12-21 22:01:57
mia wong ( angeltherapy3@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, i cant imagine what must go through your mind on a daily basis. I hope your faith is bringing you much peace and strength. Mrs Rush, i feel so deeply for you. I am also a mother, and spend much of my day providing for my kids, watching and protecting them. I can only try and think what this is doing to you as a mother. When i do, my heart sinks. I will pray for you and your family, that Scott will be given a sentence which reflects his wrong doings, but that you too may be given strength to ride out the sentence that you in turn have also been given.

341  Date: 2006-12-21 14:31:22
Joanne ( procrastinating_65@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey there Scott,

I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I realise this time of year is even that much more difficult. But know that on christmas day. I will be thinking of you.

Cheers
Joanne

340  Date: 2006-12-21 12:03:58
Andrea ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

only want you to know that I don't forget you! I'm sure your family and friends support you on Christmas. Please don't give up!
All the best,
Andrea
Germany

339  Date: 2006-12-21 09:51:26
From Holland ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

although I don't know you, I want to let you know from The Netherkands (Holland) that I find it terrible to hear that you got the death sentence. I can hardly imagine this is possible. I wish you all the best. Hopefully they review your sentence and you get free one day to enjoy the good things of life. Hold one!

338  Date: 2006-12-20 08:47:59
julie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

All the best for Christmas and the New Year to yourself, your supportive parents and your brothers. Julie

337  Date: 2006-12-20 03:57:38
Kate ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott

I know this ownít be your happiest ever Christmas but that you will find some pleasure in the day. There are many people in Australia who are thinking of you and your fellow inmates, and wishing you well.
Regards
Kate

336  Date: 2006-12-18 16:47:42
Helen O'Reilly ( helen.oreilly@simonandschuster.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Sorry - been quite unwell so haven't been by a computer for a while. Hope you had a good birthday, must have been great for you to spend it with your family. I saw a picture of the cake - looked good!!
The Aussies have reclaimed the Ashes this morning - I'm sure you'll be happy and I'll have to wait until 2009 for the Poms to get them back!
Keep strong - Helen

335  Date: 2006-12-16 00:52:43
kristen mallinson ( kmal1974@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hope that you had a great birthday with your family. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family during these trying times. I Think if everyone was honest they would admit that we have all done silly things that we are not proud of and we should all be given the chance to redeem ourselves. Keep strong but i know that is easy for me to say.

334  Date: 2006-12-15 09:07:13
terryanne weekes ( terryanne@idl.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Hang in there and keep your spirits high all of us in Australia are praying for you.I havnt yet read the book as i wasnt aware there was one but i have been reading Schapelles book and what hell yous go through in that degrading filth.It makes me sad to think a human can live like this.hold your head high

333  Date: 2006-12-13 05:40:06
Kathy Owens ( kat2_66@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

It makes me so sad to read your story. My son is 1 year younger than you. It scares me! Be strong Scott. I live in Canada, Ontario ~ and I feel your pain. You have a HIGH price to pay for a stupid mistake. Prayers and Love are sent to you and your family.

332  Date: 2006-12-12 07:57:09
Leonie Keane ( keanelg@bigpond.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, My thoughts and prayers are with you and please know that people care about you.
Leonie

331  Date: 2006-12-09 13:48:35
Carol ( levey1958@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

It annoys me no end that we Australians give the Indonesian Government millions of dollars, and they repay us by giving our young people death sentences! Most People I speak to in Brizzie think the system over there is so corrupt, and now they are upset that no tourists go there??? I wonder why!LOL
Well mate we all did silly things when we were young but just lucky to have done them in Oz not Bali, I am a mum of 4 eldest 30 youngest 19 none of them are angels, and have all gone off the rails at times, so dont worry decent normal aussies are on side with you, and support your family 100% Show them what Aussie Boys are like and stay strong! Cheers Mate!

330  Date: 2006-12-07 04:50:55
Claire Bear xxx ooo ( clairebear18@dodo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

It is now Thursday Scott and I guess you are still reflecting upon the many joyous moments you experienced with your most wonderful family and friends on 03 Dec 2006; your very special 21st
Birthday.

I attended a comm. forum during the week and had the greatest pleasure in meeting Kay Danes, International Human Rights Advocate (website is) wwww.foreignprisoners.com She has had her book
launch now "Nightmare In Laos" but you can order
copies of her book from Books n Art (suburban Brisbane Qld Aus) on (07) 3823 1816 or (07) 3286 9744, if anyone is interested. She is dynamic and so caring and working so very hard behind the scenes for every foreign prisoner's rights to life and humanity. I feel so priviledged that she has touched my life.

I'm looking forward to seeing the Birthday pics on this website, too. There's lots of really good stuff going on behind the scenes for you Scott, so I hope that gives you some more strength, comfort and loads of positivity.

Have fun, laughter and enjoy every moment with your family and friends, Scott.

Sent with earthly Angel love and hugs tooooo
Claire Bear xxx ooo

329  Date: 2006-12-06 23:14:58
andrew ( andrewgr1mes@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey mate ,just a quick note to let you know that me and my mates over here in the uk are wishin you all the best a belated happy b'day to you mate!! hope it was a good one! just a quick thing dont let people like this dumbwit eugene get you down , im tellin you have more supporters out there than pisstakers!! stay strong mate you will get through this
cheers

328  Date: 2006-12-06 06:30:49
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/annaporch) wrote:

Hi Scott
Just wanted to wish you a beleted happy birthday. It looked like a special day and I hope that it was.
THinking of you
ANna

327  Date: 2006-12-05 04:21:36
Carlos ( Nieto_carlos@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Happy belated B-day Scotty my boy. Your now old enough to drink in America. So here's a cheers to you!!!

And may I add how good you look in those pictures in the media sites. If you get any tanner and I might be able to call you Italian!

Well then, best of luck on your new appeal and may God bless your struggles so that they may bear good fruit!!

326  Date: 2006-12-05 01:16:24
Sarah Owens ( snufflepot1983@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

My thoughts are with u and will keep praying

325  Date: 2006-12-04 20:50:02
Joy Oakes ( oakesjpr@xtra.co.nz / no homepage) wrote:

Happy Birthday Scott Hope you had a lovely day with friends and family. You are in our thoughts and we wish you all the best and pray you'll be home soon.

Love from The Oakes

324  Date: 2006-12-04 15:13:30
Mike ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott, how come shappelle did not attent your party? she is hot!!

323  Date: 2006-12-04 13:09:06
Paul Beaton ( pgmb@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, a friend of mine, Tully Stewart, told me about this site. She was an old classmate of yours and brought your petition in to work for people to sign. It's impossible for me to comprehend what you are going through Scott, but I pray that you will continue to find comfort and strength in the obvious love that your family has for you. I was wondering whether you were a relation to Archbishop Francis Rush. I knew him when he was Bishop of Rockhampton. A wonderful man. I'm sure he will be watching over you now, whether or not you are related. God Bless you.

322  Date: 2006-12-04 07:36:43
Nicole ( nicole@artav.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Happy belated birthday. I hope you enjoyed your time with your family as im sure they enjoyed spending it with you. I don't know you personally, but have been following your case closely. All I can say is stay positive and have faith in yourself and in God. I will pray for you and your safe return home. I will do whatever I can to contribute to get yourself and all other Aussies outta there!

Take care, stay strong, and GOD BLESS.

321  Date: 2006-12-03 23:55:45
caroline mcmanus ( cazmcm1983@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I cannot begin to comprehend the pain and suffering scott and his family are going through.This is so horrific and the most inhumane act possible.I am amazed at scotts strength,optimism and courage.You are in my prayers and i will write to who i can in the hope of making a difference x

320  Date: 2006-12-03 14:35:50
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Happy Birthday Scott...I guess technically Im a little late sending this wish...but its Dec 3 here in Canada!! I pray that you don't spend many more of these days in Bali.

Take care of yourself!

With Love and Support,
Michelle

319  Date: 2006-12-03 14:16:57
joanne ( joannek502@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Happy 21st Birthday Sweetie. Hope you had a great day with your family by yor side to celebrate it.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
Love Joanne

318  Date: 2006-12-03 12:45:53
Wendy Loh ( wk.loh@student.qut.edu.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
It was good to see all your photos from over the years.
Hope you've been able to relax & enjoy the company of the visitors who are over to see you for your 21st.Have fun on your birthday. I think it's today.
It's good to know that you're able to organise a football game over there & to do some study, as well as making the jewellery.
I'd like to know a bit about the daily routine as well, such as whether you have a fairly fixed timetable for meals & exercise etc or whether you have some flexibility? Have things changed much since September in this regard?
Where do you have access to a computer?
I hope it won't be too long before you can leave Bali & return to Queensland.
Best Wishes
Wendy Loh, Chelmer.

317  Date: 2006-12-03 10:28:37
Cheryl Smith ( carltonsmith2003@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Many Happy Returns for your 21st Birthday.
Like many others, I wish that you have/had a wonderful day on your 21st and wish everyday that the days go fast and that you will stay safe and healthy and that you will get home to Australia - have faith because we all do.
Lots of wishes
Cheryl-Ann

316  Date: 2006-12-03 10:08:52
Tania ( danishtania@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Happy 21st birthday. Hope you're enjoying your day with your family.
Take care,
Tania

315  Date: 2006-12-03 08:25:13
Marg & Phill ( phillmarbo@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. HOPE THE DAY WAS A SPECIAL ONE. WE BELIEVE YOUR PARENTS AND SOME FRIENDS WENT OVER TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU. HOPE IT ALL WENT WELL. OUR VERY BEST WISHES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS.

LOTS OF LOVE AND BIRTHDAY CHEER
PHILL MARG & GIRLS

314  Date: 2006-12-03 08:16:52
Catherine ( catherinesimpson_@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

i hope u had a great birthday scott

there was a segment on the news showing u cutting your cake, it made me quite sad that someone so young is in such an awful predicament, but heartened to see the genuine enjoyment u shared with your family.

keep your chin up, so many aussies are right behind you! take care

Catherine

313  Date: 2006-12-03 07:49:23
Ani and Oka ( aniokabali@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

HAPPY 21 BIRTHDAY TO YOU SCOTT
on the 3 December 2006
FROM US
ANI & OKA

312  Date: 2006-12-03 02:56:25
Jules Cross-Facer ( youknow@youknow.com / http://www.youknowaswell.com.au) wrote:

Have a very Happy 21st Today Scott, we are all having a drink with you here. Cheers to you.
21 is a very important Birthday, so enjoy it with the folks that are there with you today, we are all here in spirit with you. Crikie have good one...
We love you!!! hugs and kisses xxx
G'day Lee and Chris, and boys, cya a mate
Jules Cross-Facer

311  Date: 2006-12-03 02:08:53
DOT ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

SCOTT this is your wonderful milestone. Enjoy with your dear family & friends & realise your supporters everywhere will be sharing with you. We toast your every day, SCOTT, the future awaits. L O V E
DOT & Family.

310  Date: 2006-12-02 22:14:48
david & jeanine newman ( dnewman@gil.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott we just wanted to wish you Happy 21st Birthday and hope you enjoy the day with your family and friends. We are thinking of you always

309  Date: 2006-12-02 15:51:06
Shauna-Marie ( smw2037@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

You're gorgeous and I wish you and your family heaps of luck. I don't have money, but send my wishes and prayers your way.

308  Date: 2006-12-02 06:51:22
Claire Bear ( clairebear18@dodo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Heartiest Congratulations Scott for your very very special 21st Birthday tomorrow. You are going to have the bestest time because especially you, Mum and Dad and your friends will make it that way. I received an email this arvo from Mum and Dad and they are working very hard 'behind the scenes' to make your Birthday the best ever.

For he's a Jolly Good Fellow
For he's a Jolly Good Fellow
For he's a Jolly Good Fellow
And, so say ALL OF US xxx ooo

Mum and Dad will keep you up to date with my endeavours, in due course.

Stay safe, stay positive and send us a smile back
Luv and hugs tooo. Claire Bear xxx ooo

307  Date: 2006-12-01 06:15:23
Chantal Trimboli ( channy_31@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I just took alook at Georgia's Book, seems like you have a gorgeous cousin and family which are extremly supportive as they should be! My eyes began to tear up alittle as i looked at the pictures she had drawn. You know you have alot of support in Oz and around the world, if we show our support by writing to the right people hopefully we'll see you back home soon.
Take it easy dude,

Chantal

306  Date: 2006-11-30 09:29:31
Maureen Jeans ( mausyone@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott

I dropped in to see you, Michael, Matthew and Renae a couple of weeks ago while I was in Bali, together with my husband Roger, sister Anne and her husband Gary. Roger and I spent most of the time talking ot you and Michael and Anne and Gary talked mostly to Renae and Matthew - mostly because of how the room was set up and how many people were there. I was impressed with all of you and your strength of character - you were trying to organise some special deal for your birthdya - i hope it happened. Anyway, I'll put pen to paper soon and send off some cricket scores and some other sporting into out of the australian newspaper.

keep strong and safe - you are grouse guys and I wish I could fly you over those walls

all the best mausy

305  Date: 2006-11-30 06:23:10
Lilly ( lilly_jayne@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I hope youíre doing ok. Even though Iíve never met you, I just wanted to let you know that I think your website is great and after reading it all, I have just written to the Indonesian Ambassador to show some support on your behalf.
If you can suggest anyone else to write to, please let me know or put it up on your website as I would be more than happy to do so, and I know others that would be too. I really hope that your punishment will soon be reduced so that you can get the second chance that you deserve.
Good luck with everything,

Lilly.

304  Date: 2006-11-29 11:31:15
dorothea ( dwi30250@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott i have never met you yet i feel your pain we are all going to try to bring you home again. i send love and respect to your mum and dad and also to you there precious lad. please know that you are not alone that many people care. we will all stand together to get you out of there. god bless you scott and your family too we will do all we can for all of you. dorothea

303  Date: 2006-11-29 08:53:57
tadhg mac mathuna ( tadhg14@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

god bless you!

302  Date: 2006-11-29 08:02:49
georgia ( supafly_biatch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I ABSOULUTELY ADMIRE YOU AND YOUR FAMILYS STRENGTH & COURAGE, ALL OF YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL ADMIRABLE PEOPLE. I HAVE FAITH THAT THINGS WILL WORK OUT FOR ALL OF YOU IN THE END. MY PRAYERS N THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS MUCH LOVE N PEACE OVER TO YOU IN BALI. I WISH THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE I COULD DO... MUCH LOVE!

301  Date: 2006-11-29 04:24:12
Kay Danes ( kaydanes@foreignprisoners.com / http://www.foreignprisoners.com) wrote:

Dear Scott,

Just a quick message to let you know that FPSS is continuing the campaign to bring you home.

Our senior most advocate, Martin Hodgson is continuing to lobby in Canberra for the Indonesians to spare your life, give you a second chance, and return you to your family in Australia.

We take this opportunity to remind everyone on your website, that they cannot automatically assume that the Indonesians will spare your life... we must all stand up and appeal on your behalf!

Stay strong Scott. Keep a clear head and never give up hope that good things can come your way! You have a wonderful family and a ground swell of supporters.

regards,
Kay Danes
FPSS

300  Date: 2006-11-29 03:06:24
Geoff M. ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Mate, just a few words for you, just keep your faith and between your Family & Friends & the good Lord you will continue to go on, so Scott keep well and happy & God Keep you safe. Geoff

299  Date: 2006-11-27 08:55:57
Shannon Jones ( shannonjones85@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,

Just another message from Australia to let you know that we're thinking of you during this exceptionally difficult time. God knows, we all make mistakes - Hey, I've made a few rippers myself over the years! But you know what, we live and we learn..

Keep your chin up and we'll make sure we keep the prayers coming for you.

Thinking of you,

Shannon
x.

298  Date: 2006-11-27 08:24:37
Vinky's Mum ( skizobabe@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Just letting you know that you are in our thoughts. Sorry we missed wishing you a Happy "21". Yeah pretty slack of us hey.

Steve is working(as a rigger)in Byron Bay at the moment, and enjoying it, he has bought himself a surfboard, (you would think with feet that big he wouldn't need one, LOL).
Take Care and thinking of you always.
Vinky's Mum (Margaret)

297  Date: 2006-11-27 01:12:48
Amanda ( av_eriksson@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey scott how are you going i hope you are holding your chin up iam always thinkng of you. i have been busy with uni and work so i have been busy is there anything i can do for you????? please let me know???? thanks scotty my heart is with you all the way and you will be ok??? did you get my letter??? and parcel i sent thanks xxxx

296  Date: 2006-11-26 05:20:06
Royce Fleay ( jonnomiles@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Since your arrest in Indonesia, I have followed your case closely. I become very emotional with the severity of your sentence and the subseqent upgrade to the death penalty. I will do all in my power by writing to both the Australian and Indonesian Government in a bid to grant clemency. I believe clemency will be granted because of your age and honesty in this case. Scott, keep your faith strong and your head held high ! My prayers and thoughts are always with you and hopefully one day I will be able to meet a courageous young man called Scott Rush in Bali
Royce Fleay ( 10-21 Dangan st Perth W.A.

295  Date: 2006-11-24 20:06:52
Geoff. M ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Mate, I hope you are getting on ok as it's nearly Christmas and your Mum and Dad will be there to be with you so have a good visit and enjoy as best you can, my prayers are with you always so take care as I care Geoff

294  Date: 2006-11-24 00:55:47
Nicole Laws ( nicole@relocationlaws.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Handsome
Everyday I will prayer and think of you. See you again soon.
Love N xx

293  Date: 2006-11-20 06:59:45
Josh Daley ( jay_d696@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just want to let you know my thoughts and wishes are with you. As you are only one year older than me i feel so much for you and your family. Everybody makes mistakes and you do not deserve none of this. Its good to see that you are keeping your chin up and i hope to see you back in Australia very soon. Every day do your best. God will do the rest.
Much respect..
Josh

292  Date: 2006-11-20 00:44:38
Tracey ( tdkb@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott have been keeping in contact with your family via email and i am constantly thinking of you and hoping that you get to come home. Looking to send you a care package just waiting on advise as to where to send it would like to organise sometime of fundraiser for your family in adelaide sometime soon. Take care.

Tracey xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

291  Date: 2006-11-17 02:41:20
Melissa Sweeney ( melissa.sweeney@coopergay.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

Just wanted to say I am thinking of you and always wish you the best. I hope you are getting sleep and a steady routine (well as best as you can). Be as strong and positive as you can as there are alot of people on the outside that do care for you and your family. I would like to send you a care package but I just dont know if you will actually receive it. I myself was ripped off in Bali and then had to pay the stupid police more money so me and my friend could get out of there. What is the best address to send stuff to (maybe a relative that will be visiting you....).
After reading everything that you have been going through I now appreciate things alot better and sincerly wish you the very best! Stay strong and keep your head up high you are a good person!

Best Wishes always
from your friend Mel.

290  Date: 2006-11-16 16:06:19
susan ( susansplanet@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott

how are you going with your course? i am struggling along with my own course at the moment.not quite sure what to write to you. are you getting any better sleep these days?
i have read about your case from the beginning i live in the UK but am a kiwi.
i wish you and your family well i am willing to write to you (letter) when i get my course done.
are you looking forward to updates about the ashes?

anyway all the best for now scott
regards

susan

289  Date: 2006-11-16 09:37:33
poppy spurling ( jospurls@twpo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott

i wish to order a bracelet please. can you advise how i go about it ??

thanks
poppy

288  Date: 2006-11-15 18:23:54
mary king ( rubyjean@allsearchengines.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

I am a world traveller. You said the noise in the jail is loud. I am very bothered by noise as well. I find foam ear plugs to be a blessing. I could send you some or your friends and family could get you some. Email me if you want me to send them. Mary

287  Date: 2006-11-15 15:10:04
melissa noonan ( melissa_noonan@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott, i just would like you to know that you do have many supporters back home and i want you to know youre not alone. stay strong mel

286  Date: 2006-11-15 14:33:27
Helen O'Reilly ( helen.oreilly@simonandschuster.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
This is the second time I've emailed your guest book. Its a truly inspiring thing to read the messages of support for you and for your wonderful family. I do hope this can in some way give you the strength to survive your current situation. If only your government could or would do more.
We in the UK are on your side and as appaling as our government can be, even they wouldn't be this awful.
I've finally written you a letter - so hard as I was so aware of my freedom. However, I hope you understand the sentiment behind it.
Much love and strength to you,
Helen

285  Date: 2006-11-15 12:15:50
Joanne ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott just a quick hello. Hope that your doing as well as can be.
thinking and praying for you and the others.
Keep the faith matey.
Love Joanne

284  Date: 2006-11-15 08:51:01
shian wills ( swills@bbvlegal.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

dear scott
wishing you a happy 21st birthday... even though times are tough try to make the most of it.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

283  Date: 2006-11-13 11:53:17
bev ( bev4444@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

to dear Scott,
Looking forward to giving you a happy 21st with your family and friends.....see you soon....take care my prayers are with you and your mum and dad....love Bev xoxoxo

282  Date: 2006-11-13 04:36:38
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just wanted to send love and wishes of strength and courage your way. I know I dont have any idea what you are feeling but try to keep faith that everything will work out in the end. There are people all over the world supporting you and praying for you.
Take care Scott,
With Love and Support,
Michelle

281  Date: 2006-11-12 10:15:59
Carlos Nieto ( Nieto_carlos@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scotty my pal!!

This is Carlos from Long Beach, California, USA.

I've been following your plight for many months now and have even been in contact with your dad --he has such an awesome spirit-- via Email.

Look matey, there are so many words of encouragement I wish to offer you that I'd probably crash the blessed server if I tried to send it all so....

Keep your chin up brother! There is absolutley no way the civilized world will allow such a barbaric upgraded sentence to be carried out. I still have that nagging feeling that you'll be home before you know it within a matter of short years.

Take it one day and one step at a time. I understand that you wish to join the military someday. Well in that respect think of this whole ordeal as a mission (and I know it sounds silly, but...):Special agent Rush, SAS, infiltrate, survive, thrive, and await pick up at some later date. We know you can do it...we are counting on it!!!!

I should start sending some financial assistance soon and even thought about a visit but I quite literally live on the flip-side of the world and time is more of a constraint for me than money. But still, I do hope to meet you someday!

I think you're a superb young man that simply made a VERY VERY stupid mistake with a horrfically bad crowd of people. But I am still proud to call you a Brother in Christ nonetheless. And I'm undoubtably certain that you are a new and changed person that more than deserves a second chance.

Just keep smiling and always remember what Churchill once said: NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER give up!!!

Cheers until the next time!!

280  Date: 2006-11-11 22:27:24
Lisa ( chray74@hotmail.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

keep smiling and praying

279  Date: 2006-11-11 05:28:39
Anna Porch ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com.au/annaporch) wrote:

Dear Scott,
I can't believe that another year is drawing to a close and the Australian government still lets you and the others down.
On a brighter note it seems that more people are visiting your site and supporting you, at least that is something.
Anyway I was hoping to get to visit you in March and bring some books and stuff over for you, but I have to finish teaching rounds so won't be able to make it then. I am hoping to get over in Octoberish next year but by that stage I hope and pray you will be home where you belong.

Please stay strong, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Anna

278  Date: 2006-11-10 18:14:21
Capt. WilZ Mapusua ( clapbaknegroo@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

ANYWAEZZZ..sup my white brotha..itz WilZ Mapusua da real good lookin guy from skool.nah mean jks bro newaez man hope all iz good and ur still holdin dat chin up..dunt be lettin dem fullaz push ya round, memba u still a white knight..newaez i thought i might keep it on da real side of thingz and bust dis litlle rap verse i got goin..TELL ME WOT U RECKON..coz u know how we use to do it walkin to da station afta skool wit dem freestylezz and all..

2 know me as da only..
not know me not foney..
like all da bulls*** da world has told me..
dont think bitter bitterness..
is a sign of a quitter..
shuld i sit bak nd toss it up..
or jus sit bak nd give up..
dazz unreasonbale..
i cant loose dazz juz unfeezable..
nuffin can release me..
but recently i think deaze demonz do..

newaez dazz all 4 now..but keep it straight..if u get dizz DEN bust me a reply to clapbaknegroo@hotmail.com
newaez bro take carezz n my prayerz b wit u straight from one real heart to anotha..chin up

ONE!!!!!

277  Date: 2006-11-10 17:57:45
RosA BoyZ ( pimpinainteazy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

dearest lord..in thins time we pray of dispair we pray that you watch over our brother and may you bless with the strength inside every inch of his body that our brother holds his head up high and remains strong within himself, we pray that justice be served in its rightful manner that our brother get his just sentence by your hand and not by the law of man, we also pray dearest father you watch over our brother scotty and his family throughout this time of hardship and may you bless them with the strength that they need to remain one at heart, body and in soul not only with you but with each other so that our brother, if cannot live for us or you, but for da strength buried deep within da soul of his honest father, loving mother and caring brothers, dearest father in your name we pray with all our hearts..AMEN

276  Date: 2006-11-10 04:43:54
Andrew ( andrew_mansell54@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Good luck to you Scott. I hope things work out good for you in the future

275  Date: 2006-11-09 00:20:26
Julianne Frede ( peterfre@accsoft.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

to dear Scott and Mr & Mrs Rush,
We want to let you know we are thinking of you and praying for you constantly that a good result will come out of this. No one deserves what you are going through. Kids make mistakes, we all have, but the penalty this time is unrealistic. Please keep your faith and hope, know that Australians are concerned for you and praying for you. Scott,look after yourself, don't lose hope. You are loved by your family and friends and people like us who feel so deeply for you.

274  Date: 2006-11-07 18:09:58
Jeff Kantz ( jbkantz@concast.net / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I was distressed to read hear of the change in your sentence. You, and the others, are in my prayers. How I wish your life had taken a different course. I hate the thought of you being killed, but I hated the thought of you being caged for the rest of your life, too. No matter what the future holds, I look forward to the day when I meet you, my brother, in Christ's kingdom. Whether you or I arrive there 'first'is merely a few moments in eternity anyway. Know that you are loved with the Christ who dwells in me. Your brother - Jeff

273  Date: 2006-11-05 03:51:11
jenny stuart ( jennystuart51@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott - have just read the previous entry from one of your friends - a big group of us from Redcliffe also went to that fundraiser - it was a huge night and it was just awesome to see the love and support for you and your family. Scott, please know that everyone is doing everything possible to help you - I know you must feel terribly alone, but our love, prayers and positive thoughts are with you constantly. Take care mate, Jenny and family

272  Date: 2006-11-05 01:05:02
James Gavin ( gabsy16@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey mate ows it goin long time no speak,

went to a fund raising thing last night for u at bridgo in the hall were the school dances use to be held and i found out bout this web site and visited it today. all the boys were there last night it was good to see all the support from the rosa community. Tim Eastland, Willie Mappasua, Chris Bolton (wanker lol), Joey Campbell, Kiren O'brian, James MacGee, Matt Lord, Charlie Keane, Alan Macmara, just heaps of rosa boys it was good to see that all care. When i first found out about u in bali i was at home and my phone went of it was tim calling me he was at work driving and he had got a call of michael island saying he had just seen u on the news and of course every one was like bullshit it cant be scot so i stayed up late to see the late news and all of our worst fears had come true my heart sank i rang tim and said it was u, he just went silent. Every one i have spoken to about u is just discusted at the australian government the way they handeled the situation. Anyway i am still an apprentice spray painter im working for a BMW specialist at loganholme ages away. Maria and i are still together (7yrs) a bit of a downer i dont know if u heard but cath ed is shutting down rosa next year will b the last year but they did win the rugby premership this year it was a good game out at la valla but our 1st XV team from our year was the last team to win undefeated so we are still da bomb. just want u 2 know that my thourghts are constantly wit u and ur family as are timmeys and all of the boys from back in the day keep in touch drop me a line via email gabsy16@hotmail.com if u can??? or write me a letter 5 Yarawa Street, Kenmore, Qld, 4069. hope to hear from u soon hope ur doin alright, love ya man from james gavin (rosa boys for life) peace.

271  Date: 2006-11-03 12:03:11
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/annaporch) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Hope you are going well... What is it that you are studying by corrospondence? I was thinking maybe if I could find out your subjects I could research some articles to help you and email them through to your parents. I am studying teaching and I was trying to think of things like that that would help me.
Just a thought, if that would help let me know :)
Kind Regards and best wishes.
Anna

270  Date: 2006-11-02 21:56:07
Tracey ( tdkb@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

To all the people who post negative things i here. Think about it before you post. This young lad has made a terrible mistake one that he is probably going to pay for with his life. EVERYONE in life makes mistakes and bad choices. I really believe that Scott and the other 3 were just pawns in big dealers lifes. I have personally been affected by drugs with my brother dying from ice so i dispise drugs. Put yourself in Scotts shoes and if your family had threats against them what would you do. I also know a friend whos brother was dealing pot and when he gave it up and dopped the big dealer in about 12 months later he was found dead a railway station he had lost his leg and was left to bleed to death. I am hoping and wishing that some good can come out of this mess.

269  Date: 2006-11-02 21:16:35
Tania ( danishtania@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
My thoughts are still with you. Nice to see you've got so much support. Hope it helps you stay strong. We're all hoping for a positive outcome for you. Keep fighting!

268  Date: 2006-11-02 09:22:38
Carolyn Boyd ( ccmozcarolyn@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

Keep your spirits up - we are praying for all of you.
carolyn and friends

267  Date: 2006-11-01 22:14:48
Spike ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

did you learn to speak indonesian yet?

266  Date: 2006-11-01 14:14:16
Compassion ( compassion@life.com / no homepage) wrote:

You Are Still Priceless
A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, Who would like this $20 bill?
Hands started going up. He said,I am
going to give this $20 to one of you but
first, let me do this. He proceeded to
crumple the dollar bill up. He then asked, Who still wants it?
Still the hands were up in the air.Well, he replied, what if I do this?
And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe.
He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty.
Now who still wants it? Still the hands went into the air.
My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20.
Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless.
But no matter what has happened or what will
happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless

265  Date: 2006-11-01 11:48:44
Ally ( ally_zep@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey,

I donít know why but Iím really compelled by your case and find myself thinking about it often. I regularly visit this site to see whatís happening and I wish there was something more I could do. Being close in age to you I know that us young people donít fully think through all of the consequences of what weíre doing. Itís kind of a do now think later attitude. Iíve lost a friend to drugs so I really despise them, but I see this as wasting yet another life. Youíve become a victim of drugs as well and I think itís fruitless. Nothing good is going to come out of giving you such a harsh sentence. I really wish people would realise you played just a minor role in this and that there are bigger fish to catch.

But the fact that you havenít just accepted your fate; youíre doing whatever you can to change it shows what a strong willed person youíve come to be. I think you should feel proud of the way youíve handled yourself, be it with the way youíve dealt with the media to your letter writing to politicians. Youíre not just sitting around waiting for something to happen, youíre actually trying to make things happen and I think thats something that deserves respect.

Ally

264  Date: 2006-11-01 04:13:42
Lauren ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hello,

I've looked through your photo gallery at all the pictures from your birth up until your trip to Indonesia. I see your parents' life as well as I see yours. I see what they've lost by your imprisonment in another country. You are their baby boy - their entire world. I'm so sad for what all of you must be going through. I truly hope your life will be spared and that you can come home somehow. The choice you made just doesn't deserve this consequence. It was no doubt wrong, but not equal to the punishment being served upon you. I'll be thinking of you and your family and hoping for a happy day to come for you all.

263  Date: 2006-10-31 21:58:59
Tracey ( tdkb@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, just finished reading a moving email from your parents in reply to me posting on this site. I am constantly thinking of you and your family. I know that there are no words to describe how your feeling. Take Care and as hard as it must be try to be strong.

262  Date: 2006-10-31 14:04:10
Hierome ( hieromegautier@yahoo.fr / no homepage) wrote:

Hi mate,

Maybe I'me too late. Sorry. Otherwise you can be sure that there are a lot of people around the world, supporting you, and all the foreigners in your case. Itís not because one day you made a mistake that you canít be forgiven, and move on Ö I seriously Hope you gonna get out of this, dude. Be strong; Take care of your self Ö

Hierome

261  Date: 2006-10-31 04:16:01
Geoff Morrisey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, just a quick note to say hi and I hope things are moving over there for you and the others and has there been any news on the Bali front well Mate take care as I care . Geoff

260  Date: 2006-10-29 04:18:19
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / http://www.myspace.com/annaporch) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Hope your holding up ok? Was just thinking about you a lot this week and hoping things are going ok for you. I was wondering if there was any interests that you wanted updates on? Like Formula One racing or something like that.
Anyway thoughts and prayers are with you
Anna

259  Date: 2006-10-28 03:02:06
Karen Greaves ( frijjee@ihug.com.au / http://www.myspace.com/aussiejbl) wrote:

My heart goes out to all you boys, and all the 9. May good news be heard soon!

258  Date: 2006-10-27 01:22:27
AMANDA ( av_eriksson@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey scott how ru holding up. sorry i havent been in touch i have been flat out with work and uni etc. and i have been sick as well.. my heart is always with you i sent you a letter and some A shirt and shorts and a wrting paid about 5 months agao did you get it??? anyways i better get back to it take care please stay in touch.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

257  Date: 2006-10-27 00:46:39
Joanne ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just a quick e-mail to let you know that im thinking about you and your family. And also praying for you. Keep your spirits high and your head up and just know that there are alot of people behind you and will do our best to help over turn this harsh penalty.
God Bless
Joanne

256  Date: 2006-10-25 10:04:45
Sean ( fitzjohn69@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,

I've been following your case since the start. You may have done a silly thing and crimes do have to be paid for. But there is also the absolute justification to obey human rights as priority over any crime. Unfortunately this seems not so from either countries. Arresting you in Indonesia goes against the Australia Constitution. The death penalty is wrong.

May your God now serve to protect yourself, family and friends. Been a pleasure reading your website. You have loads of supporters here at home.

Hang in there and stay strong. Thinking of you man.

Sean

255  Date: 2006-10-25 07:17:43
george perez ( praynow221@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott. my name is george. i live in orlando florida. thru god u have touched my heart. prayer is the communication between us and god.look what they did to jesus. they crucified him. but remember he said i will never leave you. scott god is with u. i will pray that a 1,000 angels will proctect you. you will be fine. i truly beleive you will be with your family soon. your friend george.

254  Date: 2006-10-24 06:58:56
Tracey ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi this now my second entry into this guestbook and im not sure why i am so compelled to see that you are ok but i am there is just something about you that has made me think of you more then any of the other in your case. I have to believe that you really didnt understand the extent of what you were doing and were just a pawn in big dealers lifes and bank accounts. I will be thinking of you and hope that you get a second chance

253  Date: 2006-10-24 05:51:42
rodd no_injustice ( no_injustice@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

The big question is why did the australian federal police sell you out? why didnt they arrest you in australia you were already on the plane out of the country so you were not a threat to bali or its citizens? so why not arrest you in sydney? Maybe you should ask evil mick keelty he has a lot to answer for,or evil john howard.

252  Date: 2006-10-23 23:57:10
gypsie ( lil_miss_chattabox@hotmaial.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello scoTT, i REALLY feel for you! iT is so stupid what they are putting you and the other through. Youmade a mistake EVERYBODY deserves forginess!!! your probaly a really great guy! Thimking of you all xoxogypsiexoxox

251  Date: 2006-10-23 07:41:23
Dawn Kendall ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I have a son about the same age as you so I can only imagine what you and your parents are going through. Stay strong and know that a lot of people are thinking about you and hopefully this Australian Government will quickly do something about your situation. You are still a child and we have to protect our children from evils. My love to you and your family.

250  Date: 2006-10-22 11:25:10
Tully Stewart ( tullystewart@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I'm not sure if my name will be familiar to you, but I was was in your class in year 4. I also remember dancing the mexican hat dance with you at our year 7 graduation!
I was absolutely stunned when I heard about your situation on the news, and I have been thinking of you a lot over the past couple of months. I don't really know what to say, except that I am just so sorry to hear about this, and I am praying for you and your family. I cannot imagine how difficult this must be for you, but please don't give up hope. You have a lot of supporters back home and we are all doing what we can, in any small way,to try and help you. Stay strong scott and have faith. The fight's not over and we are 100% behind you. xxxx

249  Date: 2006-10-21 08:53:49
Jannina Short ( jannina.short@summitholden.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I think that it must be very hard for anyone here in Australia to understand what happened and how you actually managed to get in this sistuation. I feel that the Australian governemnt has once again let Australian citzen's overseas down. Please keep your spirts high, although I undeestand that this must be diffucult. May thoughts are with you and your family.
Regards
Jannina Short

248  Date: 2006-10-21 06:53:37
Jocelyn Dale ( jd@wa-holding.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, I hope you get these messages so you know how much people care about you. I read today that you have been moved to the death row tower in the prison where the Bali bombers were held and I just want you to know how wrong I feel that your whole situation is, and I wish I could do more to help you. I believe your appeal will be successful and there will be an answer to this. My love goes to you and your family.

247  Date: 2006-10-21 06:27:23
DOT ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Gee "truth" thanx a bunch. H U L L O!

246  Date: 2006-10-20 19:25:01
TRUTH ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

At least you are in Bali and not in The Bangkok Hilton, you do not realize how bad it could of been!!!http://www.steveatbangkwang.bravehost.com/index.html

245  Date: 2006-10-20 14:50:58
GEORGIA |-0-| ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

This is a terrible situation, my heart goes out to scott and his family. This is just so sad, to think these kinds of things are and have been happening in our world today. I hope things turn out for the best in the end. My fingers are crossed, and you are always in my thoughts. Please try to keep ya head up! xoxoxoxox

244  Date: 2006-10-19 12:17:06
Searchy ( searching4_something@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

We all know what u did was foolish yet it is reality. We all make mistakes and no one ever makes a mistake that should mean u pay with your life. What prompts Australians anger is that the Indonesian government is so eager to kill Australians for drugs and yet it is easier and cheaper to bye drugs while either in jail or out on the indonesian streets. Drug traffickers and the like get death and yet the bali bombers get less than 2 years for the killing of over 200 people. If thats not hypocricy then the world really is insane!The Australian way is to stick together and look after our fellow aussies but unfortuantely you and the other 8 were given up by our own. This in itself goes against our own constitution as it states that we will not give up anyone who will be sent somewhere to face death and nor would we deport anyone who could face death in another country. So instead we r looking after foreigners so they dont get put to death while we allow our own to be given up. What a democracy we live in. Some things "have" to change!

243  Date: 2006-10-18 20:20:09
Vinay Pradhan ( vinaypr@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Though I agree Scott and his friends made a big blunder, they should be given a chance to correct themselves. Death sentence is not at all the correct justice.
I pray to God that these young lads are spared.
Best of luck Scott.

242  Date: 2006-10-18 08:28:25
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
Just wanting to let you know your still in my prayers. Wishing you all the best.
Anna

241  Date: 2006-10-18 07:11:15
Eddie.Bok. ( bokster007@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey Scott,hang in there mate.I originally thought you 9 were foolish and got what you deserved,but have been reading one way ticket,and realise we were all young once,and did foolish things.No -one deserves to die for that!!

240  Date: 2006-10-18 00:27:33
Rochelle Quinn ( Rochelle_Quinn@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

I'm so sorry for your circumstances, I have followed the whole story from day one from the media. Although it was a foolish act, I feel so sorry for how this has turned out for you, it seems nothing but inhuman. Be stong, I wish you well and hope that some day this horrible, horrible ordeal will be over for you and your family in the best possible way. My thoughts are with you.

Rochelle X

239  Date: 2006-10-17 23:37:05
Katie Gordon ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott - Just thinking about you and the case...You are in my thoughts every single day. Stay strong!! Much Love - Katie

Eugene - You are a complete A$$ and a sorry excuse for a human being.

238  Date: 2006-10-17 23:01:06
natalie harris ( natharris2002@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey matey
been following your story, my heart is with you and your wonderful family. Wish I could give you all a massive huggles. Your strength and determination are so amazing.
Praying for you
Nat

237  Date: 2006-10-17 21:14:23
andrew ( andrewgr1mes@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey man,
im an ozzy (brisbane)been in the uk for 3 years ,heard about your case through my mates back in graceville (hannah and tama)just to let you know ozzys and kiwis in the uk are following and support you and the others stay strong man,cheers
and eugene your a total f###wit get a life

236  Date: 2006-10-17 03:11:47
Marissa ( marissa_sie@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I would like to just offer my support from Canada for you and your family in your time of need. Your in our thoughts even on the otherside of the world!

235  Date: 2006-10-16 12:00:28
Erin ( ekturtle33@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

Know that I'm praying for you and your family. I'm inspired that you're able to hold so tight to your faith to get you through. I live in Corinda, I go to Christ the King and I know there are a lot of very hope filled people praying for you there too. God Bless and keep you.

Erin

234  Date: 2006-10-16 10:45:36
denis ironmonger ( giron@bigpond.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I feel sorry for you languishing in such an awful prison. I hope you get to do your time in australia

233  Date: 2006-10-16 08:27:48
tina ( tinaturner24@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
You and the others have a lot of support here in Australia, stay strong buddy you guys can make it through this. Our love and blessings to you all and your families. Tina xxx

232  Date: 2006-10-15 16:03:53
jules ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

u r still in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Jules

231  Date: 2006-10-13 04:35:43
Tracey ( tdkb@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Just finished reading one way ticket and have very mixed emotions. I had a brother who suicided on ice so drugs are a nightmare for me. But i do believe that you were just mixed up in the wrong crowd. You unfortanelty were just another pawn in the lives of the big dealers. My heart goes out to your family and too you. I know there are no words to make you feel better or make this eaiser so i wont even try. I will say that your story has touched me because i have to believe that you really didnt know the extend of what was going on.

230  Date: 2006-10-12 05:48:40
Marilyn ( marilyn2137@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

My heart goes out to you & your family. I used to think that Bali was such a lovely place to visit - but not now, I doubt very much that I will ever go back there. If I was your mother I would say to you "How could you be so stupid!" & in hindsight, I'm sure that you would agree. If only you had your time over, things would be different. I have a son about your age - I'm thankful that I'm not your mother because it would just about kill me to leave you there. I pray for a miracle for you because you deserve another chance, we ALL make mistakes.

229  Date: 2006-10-11 11:18:02
KT ( zarehp@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott
I feel so bad for what is happening to you. It seems so unfair and unjust. People make mistakes...thats the whole point of being human. Im 32 and have cancer and I think of you and the horrid situation you are in often. Try to be strong and keep the faith. I know it's hard but we have to find strength from somewhere deep down. We all have it, we can do it.
Best wishes
KT

228  Date: 2006-10-11 09:13:50
Nicki White ( whitemj2@bp.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott
I am an Australian living in the United Kingdom, but news of the Bali 9 and the upgraded sentences is also on all the major news channels in England also.
My heart goes out to you and your parents, I cannot even imagine your and your parents emotions as I guess what is happening to your family is so outside of most people's circumstances. I have read your web site Scott, and some of what you have said on the Foriegn prisoners Support Service web site, for one so young you show remarkable courage and insight. You are in my thoughts, as well as your parents, and Scott, you may be many miles from home, but you are so not alone. There is a lot of support in the outside world for you, all wishing very hard for u and your family. With love and best wishes , Nicola

227  Date: 2006-10-10 04:48:58
Shawn, Lindy & Aeryn ( lindymay71@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I just want you to know that my husband,daughter and myself are thinking of you. Keep your spirits high as you are able - in your darkest times remember there are volumes of people praying for you every day. I don't know why you struck such a chord with me - maybe cause I'm from Graceville and feel a kinship because we played around the same parks and playgrounds (although it was many years ago for me!) We spoke to Michael's brother extensively when this all first happened, and know some of the circumstances which lead up to yours and the others arrests. I'm ashamed of our AFP and government for placing such a low priority on the lives of young Australians. Keep your chin up - we will send money or a care package as soon as we are able.

226  Date: 2006-10-09 05:57:58
lisa ( lisacrozier@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

dear scott and family, as a mum of 2 teenagers I feel so sorry for u guys in this horrible threatening situation.Ive followed your story and have just finished reading the book one-way ticket.what a read i couldnt and didnt wont to put it down. you wont be forgotten as with the other ausies over there.as many ausies appose the death penalty we will fight for your lives and human rights from your home land australia. I pray for your ongoing mental and physical health and will be sending you guys basic everyday items you need to stay healthy. I feel so sorry for you scott,everybody deserves a second chance.I will fight for you all.may god love you and forgive and keep you safe.

225  Date: 2006-10-09 04:53:36
DOT ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear SCOTT, your Mum, Dad & Family.
In the paper ths morng I read of your written appeal to M.P. ROBERT McCLELLAND. It is reported: He said he would take immediate action by way of a private member's notice of motion directed to Indonesia's President. I will b writing to Mr. McClelland to echo your sentiments & endorse your plea for deserved clemency. I hope other's will follow suit in their continual support for you. Keep the faith. Stay strong. D. P.

224  Date: 2006-10-09 03:10:44
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

HI Scott
just wanted to stop by again and let you know my thoughts and prayers are still with you and the others.
Anna

223  Date: 2006-10-09 01:55:49
Behk ( schmoogy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, For some months now ive had you on my mind and my heart hurts for you. Today i turned 22, and i relised how much freedom i have. We all make mistakes most are forgiven. Today i make a promice to you that everybirthday i willspare a thought for you scott. You have touched my heart evan from afar. i would like to keep in contact with you just for chats and hopefully bring a smile to your face!!

222  Date: 2006-10-09 01:29:57
Leesa ( lhatten@gccec.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

As the mother of 3 teenage boys I feel for your mother. Your story has a least taught my boys something. My thoughts are with your family.

221  Date: 2006-10-09 00:03:03
Rohan Healy ( healyrj@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I hope that this tragic decision by the Indonesian Courts to impose such an antiquated and barbaric sentence is soon reversed. Keep the faith mate and if there is any way I can help just let me know. Regards, Rohan

220  Date: 2006-10-08 23:45:58
Troy Hennessey ( troyhennessey@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott

i was so shocked to hear that your sentance has now been upgraded,i just wanted to let you know that i am one of your supporters and i pray to god that this nightmare will one day end for you,hang in there champ.

my thoughts are with you troy syd aus 29.

219  Date: 2006-10-07 12:21:28
wendy ( s4056527@student.uq.edu.au / no homepage) wrote:

hello scott.

i am your age and from brisbane too. i wanted to let you know that you are always in my thoughts, even though i don't know you, the situation you are in could have happened to myself or any of my friends.
that such a 'righteous' government could let you down in this way is a terrrible reflection on australia. you dont deserve the death penalty, or the injustice you have received, regardless of what you have done. i will hope for compassion on behalf of you and your family because you deserve it.

best wishes, wendy.

218  Date: 2006-10-07 08:51:49
Dot ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi SCOTT, Kia ora, I agree with geoff an kiwi kym. Hang in there mate, as your supporters (Majority) on these pages show. Arohanui. Chill - people!

217  Date: 2006-10-06 14:54:34
another mother ( purrrpleroze@vodafone.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I am a mother of a son ur age. My heart bleeds & my eyes cry for you ALL THE TiME. If there were a way to help u i would.Keep smiling baby, karma will visit. You WiLL be ok sweety. I know you will, you must beleive this, as hard as it is.Have peace within ur heart.I wish i could make u feel better, it hurts sooo knowing i cant. Stay strong, u will be ok. My thoughts are with you ALWAYS. From Deb (another mother) beleive in urself Scott. XOX

216  Date: 2006-10-06 12:12:17
neeley ( neels_spicer@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi,
i heard about you whilst travelling in Oz in 2005 and i wanted to see how your case was going. I wish you all the luck in the world in avoiding the harshest penalty possible. Im English and wanted to send you a message to say that there is support out there even as far as my little country! Keep the faith and be safe in the knowledge that you are still a good person despite making a mistake. Take care Neeley, 23 England

215  Date: 2006-10-06 03:40:21
Kym ( kym@activitiesunlimited.co.nz / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott

Youv e got lots of people wishing the best for you from New Zealand. keep smiling! everything will be fine if you trust yourself.

214  Date: 2006-10-04 23:49:49
Geoff ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott just looking in to say hi and hope you are keeping well , and I am sure the letter below 213 is the crap as you are a good christian lad from a good christian family so take care and God Bless Geoff

213  Date: 2006-10-04 20:00:07
Walt Williams ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott, i am glad you have found inner-strength and guidance through God almighty. If you are ever released from this nightmare, i'm sure you'll ditch this spirituality crap like yesterday's newspaper. Until that day comes, keep up the act bro. Peace out.

212  Date: 2006-10-04 02:55:07
Ann Isaac ( ann.isaac@ericeqld.org.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, I work for Edmund Rice Education supporting the schools owned by the Christian Brothers. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, and that you will be eventually returned to Australia and your loved ones.

211  Date: 2006-10-03 11:47:57
deon streete ( streety_86@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

miss you brother stay strong

210  Date: 2006-10-03 10:57:48
Jo-Anne Rasmussen ( jo_razza78@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

Although I have never met you, I have been most upset by the sentences imposed on all the Bali Nine. We all make mistakes and I think you have all paid for it many times over. I cannot begin to imagine what you and the others are going through at the moment. I believe that you have all expressed remorse and should be set free. I am 28 years olad and residing in Dublin but have been following your trial quite closely as I too am from Brisbane (Kenmore).

I really hope that you will be set free very soon. Stay strong.

Lots of love,

Jo-Anne

209  Date: 2006-10-03 10:04:11
Bec ( thyhavenonickname@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, your strength is admirable!
You and your family are in my thoughts, and as much as its been said lately - stay strong and stay safe
Bec

208  Date: 2006-10-03 01:47:49
Johanna ( jrarchibald@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

I'm praying for you and your family. I hope you all can be strong, and that their is some happiness for you in these horrible times.

Good luck with your study and business ideas.

Johanna.

207  Date: 2006-10-02 10:53:33
Andrea from Germany ( aliasandrea@web.de / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
it is now the second time I write to this guestbook. I often think about your case and what I can do to support you. Please forget about these inhum and hidebound people which say you deserve this. I stand at your side by all means.

206  Date: 2006-10-02 09:52:32
Alice ( alice@triaxel.com / no homepage) wrote:

Thinking of you and your family, Scott.
Sending you love and blessings.
I am utterly outraged at your sentence.
You are not forgotten; you have many supporters. You deserve so much better. God bless.

205  Date: 2006-10-02 07:04:17
ali ( alithomas@xtra.co.nz / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott,there are more people for you than against you.where theres a will theres a way..dont give up hope...ali

204  Date: 2006-10-01 14:20:10
Mark ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

you are stuck in a bad situation dude. I hope you get through all this and come out of it OK.

You were young and made a stupid mistake.Everyone deserves a second chance. I hope that you get that chance.

203  Date: 2006-10-01 07:27:44
Kieran O'Brien ( rosaboy1@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

gday scotty,
Missing you heeps and always thinking of you. All the O'Brien are you keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong big man.

Kieran O'Brien

202  Date: 2006-09-30 16:36:57
Mike ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Goodluck from Miami, Florida. Hope everything works out, stay strong, keep your mind sharp because you will need it when you get out someday. I heard about your case while I was watching TV on vacation in Brazil. All the best to you and the other guys, and Schapelle too!

201  Date: 2006-09-30 07:14:51
Lesa ( lesahandford@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

God Bless

200  Date: 2006-09-30 01:45:46
Erin Murrell ( erinsbubble@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

i cant imagine that happening to me. Im the same age. Wish you all the best and keep strong. sending you peace love and light.

199  Date: 2006-09-29 01:51:07
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I hope things are progressing for you and your Mum & Dad. This is just to let you know I am still thinking of and praying for you as always so bye keep well and God Bless Geoff

198  Date: 2006-09-28 11:07:44
Tess ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I love you

197  Date: 2006-09-28 10:44:40
justine aylward-samaras ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I want to add my voice to your growing number of supporters and to express my support of you, your family and justice. If we all join together in protesting our voices wonít be ignored. Stay strong, you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

196  Date: 2006-09-27 21:54:30
jules ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

still praying for u and yr family

195  Date: 2006-09-27 21:31:57
Kirsty streete ( kirstykaleb@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott its Deons sister here. Deon will be intouch soon.He is waiting to get his computer back up and running.Thinking of you always.Remembering the time when you boys took the Volvo out one night and didn't have the lights turned on.lol. Man I hope your doing ok considering the circumstances. I hope you are finding a way to stay positive. I cant begin to imagine what you are going through. I pray for you and your family.

194  Date: 2006-09-26 15:16:19
Sebastien ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

greetings from canada... Scott stay strong
nobody can take away from you the word ''Hope'' ..
i'm sure everthing will be fine.

193  Date: 2006-09-26 14:23:27
Keith Beaton ( beaton.k@mellon.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. Hope you're in good health. I can't begin to imagine what you're going through mate but I really hope it all turns out right for you. I've written a few letters to anyone I think could help, and a letter to you. I'll write you a full letter of chat when I get back later in the month from my first visit to Australia.

Stay strong mate.

Keith.

192  Date: 2006-09-26 09:31:00
Michael Lynch ( micklynch81@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi Scott

hope u are going well and that you are remaining as positive and strong as you can be. The Lynch family is thinking and praying that you are good and that the indonesian judges overturn their ridiculous decision. I am currently in london and due to return back home in december, unfortunately i could not get a flight into bali so i could not visit u. So have a good birthday and i will speak later.

Michael Lynch

191  Date: 2006-09-26 05:09:20
DOT ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

G'DAY SCOTT, HOWYA GOING?
NEGATIVE, UNCARING PEOPLE - JUS BRUSH THEM ASIDE, NO-1 NEEDS IT. I HAD 2 COMMENT, UP TILL NOW I THOUGHT THEY MITE HAVE THE TEENSIEST POINT BUT CRAP LIKE THAT? WE ALL KNOW WHERE THEY CAN PUT IT...SOLDIER ON MY MAN. CHEERS .

190  Date: 2006-09-26 04:38:35
Lara ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I really hope your next appeal is successful, how could they let something so awful happen to someone who was just a troubled teen. Well I'd take you home to my meet my mum

189  Date: 2006-09-26 04:11:37
Jo ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I wander if the Australian Federal Police would hv been so ready to warn the Indonesian police if the sons or daughters [of Australian Federal Police] were involved.

188  Date: 2006-09-26 02:09:01
Bev ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Hope you are keeping your spirits up and beleiving that justice will prevail. Love to you and your mum and Dad and will see you in December. Take care..you are in my thoughts and prayers

Bev

187  Date: 2006-09-25 04:29:15
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, how are you this day I hope you are well and things are going good with your Lawyers, has there been any news. Well Mate keep well and Gods Blessings to you always as you are well loved.
Geoff

186  Date: 2006-09-25 02:00:20
sarah ( saraholyslager@aapt.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

i just want you to know my heart is breaking for you

185  Date: 2006-09-23 11:56:18
Mez ( petemez@tsn.cc / no homepage) wrote:

Bravo on the great web page design, it's one of the best I've seen. Stay strong and courageous, you are in my prayers and I think of you daily. May God bless you and keep you safe.

184  Date: 2006-09-22 09:08:36
Nick Robinson ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

if you can , see the movie sophie scholl
have courage, i hope we can stop this death penalty injustice

183  Date: 2006-09-22 06:57:51
Michael Grice ( mgrice@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
My name is Michael Grice, I played touch footy with your Dad for many a year and I have a lot of respect for him. I was shattered to hear of your fate and know it must be unbearable for you and the whole of your family. It seems such a senseless and unfair punishment for your mistake. You must stay strong and be positive to get through this. You have a lot of support and a lot of love behind you. Use that for your strength and never give up...never!!!! Commonsense will prevail but you need to believe it and look after yourself in the meantime. Good Luck and best wishes always!

182  Date: 2006-09-21 11:45:52
mark foster ( msf79@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi scott, just dropping you a message of support from wales uk. i'm mark 26 year old professional rugby player hoping to pay you a visit next march whlist i'm over in asia playing at the hong kong sevens tournament with wales.

keep mentally strong scott, never give up your fight for freedom!

181  Date: 2006-09-21 05:57:28
claire ( cattec@sthterrace.training.wa.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Hope you are doing well!!
Just to let you know that my thoughts are with you always.
Best of luck, always!!

180  Date: 2006-09-20 11:03:52
marie ( pmarie@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

there but by the grace of God go I.
support for freedom!

179  Date: 2006-09-20 08:58:06
yvonne marsh ( ffox5053@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott and Family,

Our thoughts are with you. We hope with all our hearts that things come good for you. I will encourage friends and others to write on your behalf to politicians both here and over there, to join Amnesty and to do whatever it takes to get proper justice. Take heart. Try not to despair. So many Australians care about you. Tell the others too. Yvonne

178  Date: 2006-09-20 07:28:24
AMANDA ( av_eriksson@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hey scott dont listen to anywho puts you down honey love AMANDA ///////////////// SAVE SCOTT RUSH PLEASE

177  Date: 2006-09-20 07:08:49
Amanda ( av_eriksson@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

hi my name is amanda.i wish i could be there for scott and help but i cant i want him back in australlaia were he should be yes he did make a mistake but he was forced in to this. he should not be killed i love u scott

176  Date: 2006-09-19 12:45:28
Carmela ( carmelalovesicecream@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott
I went to Christ the King Graceville too! Love and peace to you brother and look after yourself.

175  Date: 2006-09-19 06:10:30
Nicola Bell ( bendiviolet@gmail.com / http://xanderandnico.blogspot.com) wrote:

Dear Scott, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know it's easy for me to say but please don't lose heart, you have much support. I will be writing and encouraging my friends to write to Mr Downer to plead with him to take action in your case and those of the others. If there's more I can do to help please let me know.

174  Date: 2006-09-19 03:06:44
Sammy ( lil.miss.sammy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I hope that you're doing well.
I pray about you and your family everday.

173  Date: 2006-09-19 01:46:52
Tracey Webster ( patkennewell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Just wanted you to know that there are plenty of people out there who support you. Please don't give up hope, there is hope, with time you may be back home with your family, and I hope this day comes to you soon. Nobody deserves the death penalty for this type of crime, you DONT DESERVE IT and there are so many Aussies out there who support you in your time of need. I admire you for the way you have handled everything, I can't believe your sentence was so harsh, but you have done Australia proud by your conduct since your arrest. I cant imagine how you must be feeling but please take comfort in the support around you. May God Bless You always and I hope you feel comfort in his presence. You will always have my full support, you are not forgotten, and please take care of yourself.
Tracey from Brisbane

172  Date: 2006-09-19 00:29:05
Greg ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

This site is support for scott and his family not negative stuff. So scott u hv my full support. Take care of yourself

171  Date: 2006-09-18 23:00:30
jus ( jwhyke@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

G'day Scott, I wanted to just say how i am thinking of you at this time, and i hope you are coping well enough. Don't give up hope (from the sound of this website you seem not to be). Others have been in a similar situation as yourself but have ended up being back with family & friends(did you ever read the sunday smuggler he was in the same prison as you), you must not give up hope.
Your jewellery by the way looks great, you're a clever guy:-). I support you and I will continue to follow your case. Thinking of you.

170  Date: 2006-09-18 15:06:10
Helen O'Reilly ( helen.oreilly@simonandschuster.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
My name is Helen and I'm from London, UK. I visited Australia for the first time this year with my Aussie boyfriend and heard about your case. I have found it very hard to understand why the police acted in this way. Towards the end of the holiday, the sentences were handed down. I can't remember ever being so horrified or personally affected and it is your face I remember in particular.
I am so sorry that the authorities felt the need to punish you in such a truly excessive and barbaric way. In the face of such barbarity, I can imagine my support doesn't count for much, but I would like to pledge it anyway.
Please understand that there are people around the world who care about you and your situation and between us all, I hope that we can pressurise the Australian government into pushing for some form of clemency for you.
Easy for me to say but I do hope you can stay as strong as is possible in your situation.
My thoughts and best wishes are with you,
Helen

169  Date: 2006-09-18 12:50:55
DOT ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Remain calm & steady, SCOTT, hold your head up high. YOU are loved & supported, always.
DOT.

168  Date: 2006-09-18 06:17:45
arys ( jcsonz@yahoo.com / http://www.jcsonz.blog.com) wrote:

hai acott i`am arys, are u still remember me? i`am employee of Robert Khuana, i was metyou at thursday with Mr.Nyoman, by the way, i `ve just request with my christian group to pray fro you, i know God needed by sinner not saint right, God never leave his son, we are always blessed life by Lord Jesus, so i just want to give advise for you to keep your faith in God, Nothing impossible with God will right? and take a care there,

Lord Jesus NEVER LEAVE YOU.

God Bless You

Arys

167  Date: 2006-09-18 03:38:15
Lawrence "Gages" Geoghegan ( lgeoghegan@dodo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Gday Scott -Hope all is well and gets better
I sit here in Australia hoping all goes well for you over there and that you can be with your family and friends often
My thoughts are with you and your mum and dad --Keep smiling and that positive thoughts help you
Good luck and I will write you a letter in the next day orr two
cheers !!

166  Date: 2006-09-18 00:13:21
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, I got an update this morning so God willing this will come to pass so keep you faith Mate and God Bless Geoff

165  Date: 2006-09-17 23:32:41
Wendy O,leary ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott Thinking of you, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. The O'leary family

164  Date: 2006-09-17 13:51:10
Taryn Burgess ( tburgess13@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Not sure if you heard but my brother Joshua Brooker organised a rally for you today the 17th of September I'm just writing to say that all went well although not as many people turned up as we had hoped would,but there was still quite a few people there to show their support,it was a good day with friends of your family coming to show their support as well.
We are praying for you all here in Australia
and wish you the best of luck with your case. The next thing we are hoping to do is start a petition and get a book of support going that we hope to send to you in the next couple of weeks.
My Brother and I wish you all the luck and will be thinking about you and will continue trying to help from our end here.

From Taryn
p.s My Mum says good luck and lots of love to you your Mum,Dad and Family.

163  Date: 2006-09-17 09:32:16
Joanne ( procrastinatingau@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

Keep the courage to keep fighting. I believe that things will work out. Each day I pray for you and your family. Your mum and dad are incredible. But you need to remember that you are too. There are many people out there who have made mistakes who still have the nerve to critize, you need to wipe these people out of your mind and concentrate on the positive people in your life.

Best wishes. My thoughts are with you - I have and will continue to follow your case. I look forward to the day I read your coming home.

162  Date: 2006-09-17 04:21:53
julie ( mrskin@ozemail.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
As a mum with 4 boys, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are all constantly in my thoughts. I have followed your cases from day one, and am horrified at the latest news. We can only hope and pray that the Australian Government will do everything in their power to bring your home.
I only wish I could do something to ease the pain and suffering you and your family are going through. Hang in there.

161  Date: 2006-09-16 14:31:10
Jason ( clockers7728@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I think the penalty is very harsh. I think whatever sentence you get should be based on what the penalty would attract in Australia considering the feds served you guys up to the indonesians on a platter and even blind freddy could have predicted this sort of sentence.

I think its time we seriously looked at reforming our federal police and booting out the libs who think its fine to adandon Australians who like Rush and Hicks who although have done stupid things still deserve the protection off the govt

160  Date: 2006-09-16 10:36:21
Conor (Ireland) ( conormotyer@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

I d like to say to the rush family that together you have shown excellent compassion and unity and i pray things will be ok,GOD made the mountains,god made the lakes,god made us all AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES

159  Date: 2006-09-15 22:33:48
Carmel McMullen ( carmel_mcmullen@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I have been disappointed to read some negative comments about you Scott being a drug mule. Doesn't anyone remember seeing the frightened look on your face when asked to handle the parcel of drugs and show how it was attached to your body in the court. Did anybody bother to check to see if your figerprints were on the package prior to this time? I don't believe you were a drug mule at all. I doubt you played any part in trying to bring the drugs into Australia but were forced under threat of harm to your family to allow the drugs to be strapped to your body. I believe you went to Bali as a companion for someone who wanted to holiday in Bali not to bring drugs to Australia. I suppose the people who are making negative comments have never been young and impressionable but I am not ashamed to admit I was a gullible impressionable teenager once and am thankful that the guardian angel or whatever that was watching over me didn't allow me to be directed into the path of anyone involved in drugs. WE just have to hope and pray that eventually the powers that are controlling this will become human also.

158  Date: 2006-09-15 22:27:54
GEORGIA |-0-| again ( supafly_biatch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

laymans terms: VICTIMLESS CRIME!!!! so then; WHY?? the death penalty?

157  Date: 2006-09-15 22:22:09
GEORGIA |-0-| ( supafly_biatch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

my heart goes out to everyone who feels the repercussions of what scott mistakenly chose to do. I TOO AM A FIRM BELIEVER in justice and compensation. this boy and especially his family deserve nothing but that. scott is of much more use alive then dead, i mean who did he directly hurt intentionally to recieve such a harsh penalty. KILLING HIM is going to prove what??? is going to attain what?? justify who and or what????? THATS RIGHT ABSOULUTELY NOTHING and no one. he didnt force needles on to anyone, the people who were to use that heroin would have done so at their own discrepancy, so why should he get punished for every junky that wanted a hit... its ridiculous, it hasnt solved anything in the past and it aint going to solve this. THE PUSSY AUSTRALIAN GOV. SHOULD STEP UP THIS IS STRAIGHT BULLSHIT!!!!!!!
i bet my bottom dollar allowing the SLAUGHTER of young fellow austrlians, WONT stop the next drug smugglers they catch! also why bother with the 120 days of questioning when they were sure of his guilt and of sentence!! (goes to show how obviously the indonesion government is wack, contradictive, highly inconsistent and ineffective i believe anyway). This boy is being treated like a murderer rapist, its ridiculous!!!!
from the bottom of my heart i hope u get out and return hom where you belong.. if not a free man, at the very least an alive man, YOU BELONG HERE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! i wish nothing more then this, and the very best for you always! u are always in my thoughts, i admire and adore you and your family's strength and courage!!! KEEP YA HEAD UP LOVE!!!!!!

156  Date: 2006-09-15 21:39:21
Jules ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I keep going back to this website because I can feel this family's pain and suffering. Look after yourselves.

155  Date: 2006-09-15 09:33:46
Mum and Dad ( no email / http://www.scottarush.com.au) wrote:

14 September, 2006
Prayer to mark the beginning of the legal and political campaign to save the life of Scott Anthony Rush.
Almighty God
You are a God of justice and mercy. Please listen to our prayer. May the life of our son and the other young Australian citizens be spared? In his final sentence may Scott receive a penalty that fits his crime in accordance with Indonesian law and comparative justice. We pray that the disproportionate sentence he received and which not even the prosecutors asked for, be set aside.
We come from Australia and Indonesia is our next door neighbour. We enjoy the friendship of many Indonesian people and thankful for this.
We pray that the Australian Government uphold and advocate a value that lies at the heart of both our democracies Ė Respect for Human Life. We pray that the Australian Government express its declared international position that it is against the imposition of the Death Penalty forcefully clearly and without ambiguity.
We pray that in this final legal process our son may be delivered from the Death Penalty to life and receive a just penalty that reflects the principle that the punishment fit the crime.

We ask this, Lord, trusting in your justice with humble and contrite hearts. Amen

154  Date: 2006-09-15 07:07:12
David ( dbemails@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott
Just wishing you all the best
My thoughts and prays are with you and your plight has played on my mind a great deal in these past few days
Hang in there buddy

153  Date: 2006-09-15 06:29:29
Les Harrison ( les.harrison@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott - well stupid is not the only thing that springs to mind, but you are young and most certainly do not deserve what they have given you. I feel strongly that all will turn out well. You have my email so if there is anything I can do, give me a call. Keep your chin up...

152  Date: 2006-09-15 05:07:34
michelle jones ( mjones33@iprimus.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

i think scott is a very inteligent young man and the family are a great support i wish you all the best and im hoping scott will come home one day soon

151  Date: 2006-09-15 01:05:56
jack ( jack.saltzberg@sympatico.ca / http://soulart.com) wrote:

I was so impressed with this site and the beautiful silver jewelery Scott made-I don't believe in god but believe he will be home to you all

150  Date: 2006-09-15 00:10:30
Kelli ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I feel for you, your family and friends as you live throught this nightmare.I truly hope that it ends for you all soon as the penalty is way too harsh for your crime. Given another chance,I believe Scott could be a real credit to himself, his family and society.Scott deserves a second chance.

149  Date: 2006-09-14 22:45:43
Edel Sacco ( edelsacco@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

God bless you Scott. My heart really goes out to you and your family. I pray that the Australian government will intervene. At the end of the day you are an Aussie and we stick together.We won't bury you before you are dead mate.

148  Date: 2006-09-14 21:30:52
Patricia ( patrdonald@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:

Sorry about your predicament. You really are a very silly boy but you don't deserve the death sentence. However part blaming the Australian Government and Federal Police is not helping your cause one bitTake care

147  Date: 2006-09-14 10:35:11
nathan ( mystique456@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I was totally devastated when i heard the news about the death sentence on you and the matthew. I really started crying. I really think scott and matthew deserve a second chance as they still have a whole bright future ahead of them. On these days in reading on this case and following it up on the net i would like to say that my heart goes out to youll and really hope things will change. every one makes mistakes even me and i believe we all have to get a second chance to change and learn from it and not be condemned. Remember that we are here to support you. The thng is is really sad that this is happening to youll and youll all in no way deserve it. If there is anyway i can help you please please do message my email. I,ll try and do my very best to help. Thanks

Regards
Nathan

146  Date: 2006-09-14 08:51:27
GEORGIA ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

YOU DONT DESERVE WHAT YOU HAVE GOTTEN, AND ANYONE WHO SAYS OTHERWISE IS MENTALLY CHALLENGED... MY HEART GOES OUT TO U, N THERE ISNT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I THINK ABOUT U MATE!!!
NO ONE IS PERFECT.. & EVERYONE DOES DRUGS ONCE OR TWICE; BUT NO ONE DESERVES TO BE KILLED FOR IT, I DONT CARE WHICH COUNTRY YOUR FROM AND WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN THATS JUST STRAIGHT FUCKED!!! THAT BANNER AT THE TOP OF YOUR SITE SAYS IT ALL! IF ONLY THE BALI GOVERNEMENT COULD READ. STAY STRONG MATE!!! I THINK UR SO FINE ITS SUCH A PITTY WHATS HAPPENING TO U!
MUCH LOVE XOXOXOX
GEORGIA

145  Date: 2006-09-14 00:07:02
Linette ( isolde@planet-save.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,

I am so sorry to hear about the death penalty. My partner and I offer our best wishes and support. We hope that you can avoid this somehow and offer full sympathy. Keep your spirits up and know that many in Australia support you and will lobby the government to demand repreive.

Regards,

Linette

144  Date: 2006-09-13 18:26:28
Belinda ( dan_belinda@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott...I discovered this site of yours and i can hardly leave without leaving you a message. It's hard to know what to type. I guess all that i can say is everything that you've heard before. Be strong, keep your mind and body active (although it sounds like your doing a good job of that), stay positive, and one day you will be returned home to Oz, to your family and friends. I can't imagine what you're going through...but atleast you know that strangers (like me) are behind you. Take care babe, Belinda (A Gold Coast Gal living in London) xxx :)

143  Date: 2006-09-13 11:36:14
Sharon ( sharonn71@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I pray for you & my thoughts are with you Scott, if there is anything you need please let me know.

142  Date: 2006-09-13 08:49:45
anon ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU, PLEASE BE STRONG, YOUR IN OUR HEARTS

141  Date: 2006-09-13 02:45:51
Alan ( alanp_11@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

Hang in there, the sentence is grossly excessive, be strong, and realise there is a lot of support for you and the others.

140  Date: 2006-09-13 00:42:22
Peter Shaw ( pshawman@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

This whole situation is just unbelievable.

139  Date: 2006-09-12 22:55:23
maryanne ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

You made a silly mistake, I'm sure you'd agree. But this latest sentence is not what you deserve. Stay brave. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary-Anne

138  Date: 2006-09-12 22:37:46
Daniel ( danshelf@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,

Keep strong and be positive, we all hope you can return home to Aussie soon. Good luck with teaching the locals rugby, you might be have to be a talent scout in Bali for the NRL and Wallabies.

137  Date: 2006-09-12 13:33:27
Tabitha ( tab1309@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott and family,
None of you deserve to be going through this. Please understand that so many Australians are behind you. Keep strong, continue your studies and never give up on yourself. Thinking of you always.

136  Date: 2006-09-12 07:13:21
renee ( MiSs_HsV_4eVa@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

HEY SCOTT I KNOW U DNT KNOW ME BUT I FEEL FOR U ALL SO MUCH.. CAN U JUST LET MATT KNOW IF U GET A CHANCE THAT WE ARE RENEE AND VANESSA FROM SCHOOL AND WE MISS HIM SO MUCH.. SCOTT GOOD LUCK WIT EVERYTHING U DNT DESERVE THIS

135  Date: 2006-09-12 06:45:12
shian ( swills@bbvlegal.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

just letting you know that my prays and thoughts are with you. stay strong you will get through this

god bless......

134  Date: 2006-09-12 06:33:24
anon ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

thankyou

133  Date: 2006-09-12 06:14:36
anna ( annaporch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott
I too have written to the government imploring them to give you all a second chance. I wish you all the best!!!!
I will be praying for you all.
With love
Anna

132  Date: 2006-09-12 06:02:55
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, this is just to let you and Lee & Chris that I am still here for you and yours as too anything that I can do .I have written to several people in Government and we will see if they start to be human and imagine one of their children in your position and maybe just maybe they will be human enough to try and do something for all of you. So my friend keep your chin up and keep your faith and God will surely not let you down. I would like to say more but one must hold one's tongue, but you have my prayers and fond regards and to your Parents may God bless and keep them strong well bye Scott untill next time Geoff.

Webmaster maybe you can look at 108 &135

131  Date: 2006-09-12 05:32:56
Anna Porch ( annaporch@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I am so sorry for all that has happened to your son. I only hope that someone sees sense and he is given a second chance.
I saw there is a peace rally being organised for next weekend. Can someone post more details?
If anyone has any ideas of how to make a difference please email me. annaporch@hotmail.com

130  Date: 2006-09-12 04:53:35
Claire ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

This is really hard for me as my brother is a heroin addict and if your mission in Bali had succeeded these drugs would harm more lives. However, I dont believe your sentence is deserved. You do deserve a second chance and Im positive if you were given one you would use it for a better life. Take care.

129  Date: 2006-09-12 04:34:01
Jules ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

My son suffered from schizophrenia, self-medicated on different drugs and caused a lot of heartache in our family for seven years. I am glad I followed my heart and supported him for the last seven years of his life. Scott, you have a wonderful family who will support you like I supported my son.

128  Date: 2006-09-12 03:17:45
Amanda ( cewe00@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

It's hard to think what to say as I don't know what words could help in your situation. Just know that there are so many people out there who do support your struggle to have your sentance overturned and to return home. You truly are in my thoughts and I wish you all the luck and strength you need to get through this!
Amanda xoxoxoxoxoxo

127  Date: 2006-09-12 02:58:22
Dominic O'Connor ( Dominic.oconnor@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,

Every day in life people make mistakes, I am a firm believer that everyone needs a second chance! I know and you know what you did was wrong but at the same time, as I said everyone needs a second chance. I think the sentance that was handed down to you was unfair and not justifided. I wish you all the luck in the world to help you get home safely. I hope it all works out for you.

Your mate

Domo

126  Date: 2006-09-12 02:51:16
Mark ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I feel so sorry for you... But more so for your parents. Looking at those photos of an innocent little boy - Makes me wonder what went wrong.

I honestly think you are enduring something you deserve... Drug dealers/trafficers are the lowest of the low. They deal in pain and suffering... Perhaps you should have paused to think about that when you had the chance. I guess you have plenty of time for that now...

Still - I wish you strength with your continuing struggle. If you get out of there... I hope you dedicate your life to helping others... Just as so many people are trying to help you now.

Wishing you ease of mind.

- Mark.

125  Date: 2006-09-12 02:40:36
Ali ( ala182@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Alot of you neagtive people are very ignorant people to say the least. Can all of you parents honestly say your kids have never touched drugs, never ever bought drugs for themself or hooked them up for other people? I bet 90% of parents have kids you have touched drugs and hooked them up for a friend. But you are two blind to see and think you have perfect kids. If your kid was caught would you disown them and hope they rot in hell? Step back to reality.

124  Date: 2006-09-12 02:40:21
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Another day passes that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong Scott, we're pulling for you!!
Much Love

123  Date: 2006-09-12 02:35:27
Ali ( ala182@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I don't really think it is fair to make an example out of someone who has never commited any serious crime. I think after all you have been through and even spending 5 years in a bali prison i think you would realise what you did was prolly not the best thing and I am 100 percent sure you would never do it again. I dont think it should be one strike and you're out. That is not justice. I think governments should really be concerntrating on catching the big dogs. Alot of these big time people mostly tend to live in places like bali and are usually unstoppable and police know who they are and cant stop them and are paid off. I think the saying don't shoot the messenger is appropriate, go to the source. Pce out bro and all the best.

122  Date: 2006-09-12 02:33:41
Ali ( ala182@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey bro sup? I don't think people really understand the drug problem in Aus. It is just as common these to be using drugs as it is to be having a pint of beer at the pub. Sure you did something silly but no one can hardly blame you for wanting to make quick money.

121  Date: 2006-09-12 02:13:08
Kaz ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

It upsets me that people have to voice horrible opinions on a situation that is such an ordeal for such a young person, voice your negative opinions elsewhere. My heart goes out to the rush family, stay strong Scott you have such a massive wonderful and caring group out there whom support you all the way.
xoxo

120  Date: 2006-09-12 01:56:40
Kaz ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

For those who choose to leave horrible messages is a low act and weak as this is your only way or tormenting someone that is going through hell. As for Darryl Dick - the name says it all doesnt it, Grow up and get a life, leave the Rush family alone as your opinions dont count or even exist.

119  Date: 2006-09-12 01:54:33
peter howard ( howard@brunet.bn / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
Live sort of near you in Brunei.I work as an airline pilot.
Since i Heard about your arrest i have been thinking about you.
What a tough situation especialy at your age.
Anyway just to let you know you are in our thoughts.
Peter & Nudcy Howard

118  Date: 2006-09-12 00:14:52
Tony ( tomiache1@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott. I grew up in Holland Park , Brisbane. I have worked in the Valley for the past 8 years. I do not know how I can help you except to pray. I am a Christian and I am called to tell you about Jesus Christ. Read your bible and hear the good news. Keep the faith and know the promises Christ left behind. God is in control and it is he who see's your heart and loves you so much that he sent his son to die for you. Life is short but eternity is neverending. Seek God and you will find him and find peace, understanding and comfort. Read proverbs chapter 2. If you become a Christian and you are unable to get your death sentence overturned; God promises he has a place for you in heaven. Read revelation 20-21. It would be great to meet you and support in anyway. If that is not possible; I will see you in heaven one day. I hope I have encouraged you and not discouraged you. Stay strong and know that many many many people in Australia have you, your family and friends in our prayers.
Tony

117  Date: 2006-09-11 10:18:52
Chantal ( channy_31@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I wish for you to stay strong and healthy, you'll be fine, we all know that. I was going to write to you but i felt alittle odd knowing if you were going to recieve my letter or exactly what i'd say. Im the same age as you and for some reason feel a connection so im supporting you all the way, and informing everyone our age that mighten be following whats going on and getting them to take a stand on whats right. We cant wait for you to return to Oz. Be strong, SMILE, take care.

116  Date: 2006-09-11 07:56:24
Julie ( julesabell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Scott. I have a nineteen year son and tragically lost my 23 year old son two years ago so I do have an understanding of the pain you and your family would be going through at this time. Everyone deserves a second chance and i know my son who died would agree with me. Take care all of you

115  Date: 2006-09-11 05:45:19
DOROTHY PRESTON ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

To the PARENTS and FRIENDS of SCOTT & for you SCOTT: I trust you are all well today. Thank you for your answer to my email on the wknd, I'm sorry I wont be @ the rally in MELBOURNE but the best of luck with it. I am over here in WA & will have you all in my thoughts.
I hope I don't sound too low but bear in mind we are all still mourning the untimely departure of STEVE IRWIN & then PETER BROCK. It was a shocking week.
SCOTT, can you fathom this? Today, I put together a potted plant. In your honor.
syngonium, this one, is a variagated version, a new young plant, that I stripped of earth & placed in clear glass, adding water. The greenery stays anchored with a handful of smooth and mottled stone.
It will survive happily in refreshed water.
A simple yet effective creation:
CLARITY OF GLASS = calm.
WATER = purity
LIVING GREENERY = life.
The STONES are for stability.
Ride out the wave of strength & love your
supporters, Family & friends give you, SCOTT,
& always be there, as will we.
AROHANUI ..... Dorothy PRESTON.

114  Date: 2006-09-11 04:04:45
Compassion ( compassion@life.com / no homepage) wrote:

Paradox of Our Time

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings
But shorter tempers wider freeways but narrower viewpoints
We spend more but have less we buy more but enjoy it less
We have bigger houses and smaller families more conveniences but less time
We have more degrees but less sense more knowledge but less judgment
More experts but more problems More medicine but less wellness
We drink too much smoke too much Spend too recklessly laugh too little
Drive too fast, get angry too quickly, stay up too late, and get up too tired
Read too seldom, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom
We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values
We talk too much, love too seldom and hate too often
We've learned how to make a living but not a life
We've added years to life, not life to years
We've been all the way to the moon and back
But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbors
We've conquered outer space but not inner space
We've done larger things but not better things

We've cleaned up the air but polluted the soul
We've split the atom, but not our prejudice
We write more, but learn less
We plan more but accomplish less

We've learned to rush but not to wait
We have higher incomes but lower morals
We have more food, but less appeasement
We build more computers to hold more information
We produce more copies than ever but have less communication
We've become long on quantity but short on quality
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion
Tall men, and short character Steep profits, and shallow relationships
These are the times of world peace but domestic Warfare
More leisure, but less fun more kinds of food but less nutrition
These are days of two incomes but more divorce Fancier houses but broken homes these are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality
One-night stands Overweight bodies
And pills that do everything from cheer to quiet to kill
It is a time when there is much in the show Window and nothing in the stockroom
A time when technology can bring this letter to you and a time when you can choose either to make a Difference.

Donít be too quick to judge others; it may be you that gets judged later.

113  Date: 2006-09-11 01:46:20
sharon ( Sharon_jacob@syncsoft.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, stay strong for your family and friends. No one deserves the penalty that you have been delt. My thoughts are often with you and some of the others. May god bless you all.
Sharon

112  Date: 2006-09-11 01:21:10
ester ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

I am so disgusted at the whole situation. You did a very very very silly thing but seriously, you were so young and even though its a bad things to have done you in NO WAY deserve death. I mean 5 years taken from your young life is way enough ... The whole point is punishment so you dont do it again and I belive given 5 years you would never do it again. I just want to send you and your supportive family all the strength. Hopefully some resolution can be reached for you.

111  Date: 2006-09-10 23:43:14
Lauren ( holloway.lauren@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, Just a little note to let you know that you are in my thoughts today. I know its hard but try and hold your chin up and remain postive.
from Lauren

110  Date: 2006-09-10 23:41:18
Jacqueline Larkin ( larkinjl@tpg.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott

I too am outraged by the recent turn of events - I have contacted Mr Downer's office by phone and via email to express my opinion on the absolute injustice of the "justice" system in which you now find yourself at the mercy of.

I have also emailed Chris Ellison and Mick Keelty and expressed my OPINION on their handling of this whole matter - But I won't get started on my opinion of that...NOT enough space in this email...

Please stay strong in mind and body - There are a lot of people in Australia undertaking small and large efforts to assist you and other members of the Bali Nine....

Your focus is to look after yourself....

Could you please pass on this same message to Michael Czugaj - I have had the pleasure of meeting his Mum as Staff at my workplace are trying to raise funds to assist yourself and Michael.

Kind Regards

Jacqui

109  Date: 2006-09-10 18:55:49
Annabelle ( purplezzz@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,I do hope you actually get to read these messages (the nice ones - I'm disgusted at anybody leaving remarks here directed at somebody who has just been sentenced to death). It feels so important that I convey my sympathy for you and your family right now. You weren't much older than I am now when you were arrested and even your sentence of life inprisonment was an outrage. I would like to say that what you did and the way you were arrested doesn't make me think that badly of you either, for there were so many extenuating circumstances.

Instead there are certain powerful Australians whose names I won't mention who - for what they helped do to you - are, I think, the real 'disgraces' to society.

I know you must feel very alone but please don't feel abandoned or forgotten or that everybody in Australia will sit by and do nothing to help you. This isn't over by a long shot and you have plenty of reasons to be hopeful. (I know that's easy enough for me to say, but believe me, even those 'Indonesian law experts' are all on TV saying you still have many other avenues of appeal left!)

108  Date: 2006-09-10 14:20:37
Jocelyn Dale ( jd@wa-holding.com / http://www.beatingtiredness.com) wrote:

Hi Scott,
I just hand wrote you a letter yesterday on hearing the news of the appeals verdict. Be strong and know that you have much support behind you. My heart goes out to you and your family and friends. You are half way through your fight out of this situation and I can see the determination you have to succeed. Take care of yourself and be strong. With love and best wishes, Jocelyn

107  Date: 2006-09-10 06:44:40
Tamara ( tinky_4@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott. I dont know what I can say that doesnt sound insignificant or useless. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and am hoping that you are finding a way to get through each day. Please take care. From Tamara.

106  Date: 2006-09-10 06:38:43
gail ( gaildownunder@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I have three boys myself Scott and would be so mortified if this was happening to one of them my heart goes out to you and the other eight i myself feel the Australian Goverment are not doing enough to help you all and the fact that they let killers go and have less time in those jails if that is what you can call them just astounds me they have to waken up to themselves my thoughts and prayers are with you

105  Date: 2006-09-10 06:20:18
Vikki ( madvik2000@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

You are so lucky you are not my son, I would be sooo enraged with what you decided to take on board. I disagree with the fact that you have been given the death penalty, Im sorry but I think its the easy way out and it wont teach you anything I have the utmost respect for your parents, and feel deeply, especially for your Mother.Take care of yourself Scott and try to think of what this is doing to them

104  Date: 2006-09-10 04:34:13
Kelly Ward ( blueminx@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

I feel the utmost sympathy for you and your family.

103  Date: 2006-09-10 04:34:37
michele l basire ( basire@binningup.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

scott,iwrote a short message of encouragement whichijust posted but iread some of the others and so I have to write more now...the first message said not to give up hope but also to be brave...and also i want you to know that you and the others are in my thoughts constantly and i'm praying very hard for you...to add... i want you to know..no matter what people say...there are so many of us who wish you well,remember this always.. i feel so sad that we live in such an unforgiving world..van nguyen's unfortunate situation changed my own life forever...though he and you are strangers to me.. i never can fully live free of the thoughts of you all suffering for your mistakes..as that is what they were,, just a nistake,,there for the grace of god go so many of us..but people forget this.. my son is your age and my daughter 24..i have a grandchild 18 mnths.. i am grateful but i always think i've been very lucky..as i think you have been to a large degree unlucky..also i have known what heroin can do..two brothers in law and my daughters father all at times addicts and so much damage and trouble times..but i would never hold any other persons responsible...you all got caught in a web but to blame and punish the unlucky who are caught is so unjust and futile....scott, you have a lot of people trying hard for you..be strong,stay strong

102  Date: 2006-09-10 00:32:57
john von ahlen ( johnvonahlen@iprimus.com.au / http://home.iprimus.com.au/johnvonahlen/) wrote:

Dear Scott,

I'm very sorry, but I have no sympathy for drug dealers at all. I'm a nurse and have some insight into this area.

However, your death sentence is an absolute outrage. No Goverment or Person has the right to take another human life, no matter what the crime.

You are still young and deserve a chance to live your life and make mistakes (like everyone else does).

I agree that your sentence is disproportionate. Surely a lenghty sentence, or even at worst case, a life sentence would be more humane?

My thoughts go out to you, and I have already written to Parliament about their need for more support for your (and others) situation.

Kind Regards,

John Von Ahlen.

101  Date: 2006-09-09 23:35:50
Luke Scully ( scully21century@hotmail.com / http://www.coolkidsclub2006.tripod.com) wrote:

What has happened here is a total injustice. Sure what scott did was wrong but his consequences for this have been blown out of proportion. He should be sent home to Australia where we have a fair or at least partly fair justice system, not dealt with in Indonesia, where they almost praise violence and terrorism, let alone punish it. The Government of Australia needs to do more!

100  Date: 2006-09-09 11:41:52
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99  Date: 2006-09-09 11:09:20
Lisa Denmeade ( lcorco10@scu.edu.au / no homepage) wrote:

My heart goes out to you and your family. Remember to trust in God for he loves and forgives you!

98  Date: 2006-09-09 09:37:47
Matt Walker ( mattwalker@dodo.com.au / http://www.mattwalkerphotography.com) wrote:

To Scott and his parents,

I am a 44 year old school teacher, who has in my life had many ups and downs, made massive mistakes, put my parents through terrible times.

The wondserful thing about my parents is not matter what happened, they always stuck by me, they were always there, supportive and shown that no matter what mistakes you may make, it can always be remedied. A life is worth much more than one mistake a person may make.

This sick system that punishes a small time player (the mule) while not pursueing the big money who sent them in the first place is the very definition of hypocracy.

And add to that a government who is quite happy to tax the sh*t out of tobacco and alcohol while being holier than thou on the evils of "illegal" drugs is worse.

I send you all my best wishes Scott, and hope that people start acting compassionatly and see the big picture, and beyond their small short term, self centered agendas.

Matt.


- and to the sad twisted Jim Allbaugh with his kindly comment at the start of this page. May the things that you wish on others happen to you. F**kwit.

97  Date: 2006-09-09 09:26:52
david fawkner ( daveyboyjr6@hotmail.com.au / http://www.msn.com) wrote:

hi scott its not right what they are doing to you mate i cant imagen how hard it is for you we havent forgoten about you back home in australia stay positive dont give in im going to start putting some money in your trust fund it wont be much but i hope it helps you take care mate

96  Date: 2006-09-09 07:05:37
Leah ( leahpappin@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
I have typed and deleted this post 10 times...i just feel like everything I say is insignificant. You are in my thoughts and I guess I just wanted you to know that you have my support here in Australia.
Take Care, Leah

95  Date: 2006-09-09 06:59:32
DOT ( dott4prest@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

DEAR SCOTT I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS RE YOURSELF. I HAV A GRANSON YOUR AGE & REALLY FEEL FOR YOUR PREDICAMENT. I SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR STRUGGLE & TRUST A BETTER OUTCOME WILL EVENTUATE. STAY POSITIVE, SCOTT, YOU'RE NEVER ALONE AND ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS.
AROHANUI DOT PRESTON.

94  Date: 2006-09-09 06:31:11
Douglas Welch ( dwelch01@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott: I just want you to know that you have my support. I'm from the U.S. and have followed your plight from the beginning. You're a good person and you are not deserving of the situation you're in. Hang in there.

93  Date: 2006-09-09 05:20:40
peter ewen ( peterox@tpg.com.au / http://www.peterr.net) wrote:

I realise you erred on sense carrying the heroin. heroin is a terrible addiction but i think you should be released after I beleive half a life sentence and no more (10 years). The Indonesians are a bit wierd on sentences I agree
keep up your spirits Scott
Peter Ewen (School Teacher Sydney)

92  Date: 2006-09-09 04:58:38
tony ( acattalina@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

well scott, my heart pours out to you and your beloved family, you do not deserve this treatment, i was very fond of indonesian people prior to this event, reading most of the journals, im convinced you were set up by the judicial system and the australian federal police, please do your best to keep fighting and stay strong, if i can help your cause at all i am willing within my means, feel free to have someone email, and if you would like to write, po box 302, healesville,victoria, australia 3777, im not a church goer, however i am praying daily for you, i really hope i can do something for you, just ask please, once again stay strong and proud, you are a good man with a large problem, if we all unite in your cause, hopefully someone will listen, good luck, hope to hear from you soon, a friend in waiting, TONY

91  Date: 2006-09-09 03:57:24
Amelia ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
I've never met you before, but I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and praying for you. You're a good person, and you have lots of supporters back home. I have faith that everything is going to be ok.

90  Date: 2006-09-09 00:32:32
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89  Date: 2006-09-09 00:25:35
Dr Denis Bartrum ( dba31306@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Christine , Lee and Scott,
Many others in my emergency department are shocked and confused by the plight of the Bali 9 ( I guess more specifically the 7 youngsters)
I have seen the shocking effects of illicit drug use. However there is no doubt that numerically speaking there are far more deaths caused by cigarette smoking. The federal govt in Australia ignores this and fails to ban tobacco under the guise of protecting individual rights, whilst deriving huge profits on duty tax.
I do not condone illicit drugs , but let us not forget that the taker of the drugs must take some responsibility for themselves and to some extent expect the consequences.
It is an absurd and vast simplification to assume that justice is attained by laying the responsibility for this at the feet of a few young,vulnerable immature teenagers who have been preyed upon by the drug organising executive.

Take heart please,from the knowledge that many good and reasonable Australians such as yourselves are deeply saddened and confused by the Australian Govenments lack of determination to support these young people in gaol overseas.
You can rely on our help ,
Denis and May Bartrum

88  Date: 2006-09-08 21:16:43
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, I am feeling the pain that you and your family are going through and no matter what you have done as we all do wrong at times in our life, but God will be with you and bring you nome to those who love and care for you, so take heart my friend and pray to your saviour and he will be there with you. Keep your chin up Scott as there are too many people on your side for this thing to happen to you and your friends,You have undieing love and support here at home Geoff. and to the person who wrote no88 I hope you feel good in what you said that shows you very own small brain

87  Date: 2006-09-08 17:35:49
Carol Heller ( CHJoysong@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
I am a friend of Geoff Morrissey's and just learned of your ordeal...I came on here and read the situation and read over all of the wonderful support letters and see that you come from a family of faith..and that you have a lot of friends and family who are praying for you and care deeply for you...I wanted to send you some Bible verses and read over the long wonderful list of those that your Dad gave you and realize that you have heard of the Lord's love and care and protection in all situations already..I hope you know Him in a close, personal way..and know truly in your heart that He is with you there in the midst of this and that when family and friends can't be with you..in those moments especially He is close..He knows all about unfairness and cruelty..and He was able to LOVE throughout..hard is that is to imagine...Many people see this situation...and if they see you holding up your faith..and staying strong...and yes, loving those who are hurting you most...it is making a statement to the entire world, Scott...and for your faith..and for your God...Terrible things happen to us..seldom the magnitude of that which has happened to you..somethings are our fault, others aren't..but they all are a stage where we can react to what happens in a way that stands for what is good and right and for God and for love...and I pray that God helps you...and stands with you..no matter what life brings ..and that you will know in all of your heart that He WILL BE WITH YOU..and that there are so many, many PRAYERS going up..and no matter what life brings...YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND FOR YOUR FAITH WITH HOW YOU HANDLE THIS...MAY GOD BE WITH YOU..YOU HAVE MY PRAYERS...Carol Heller

86  Date: 2006-09-08 13:14:38
Andrea ( aliasandrea@web.de / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

my deepest thoughts are with you. I know that you are a good man and that you not deserves this punishment. I stand on your side, because I know how easy someone could get in touch with problems when he is so young as you are.
Please stay strong,
Andrea

85  Date: 2006-09-08 13:11:52
Therese Milton ( therese.milton@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, My heart goes out to you and your other companions. No matter what you, or the others have done - none of you - should be facing long prison sentences and certainly not the death penalty. To survive this cruelty of the death sentence and continual pain and struggle to escape it -you need to think quietly - in your mind create, imagine a safe beautiful place u can retreat to by closing your eyes and breathing evenly. It does work. Goodluck - Therese Milton

84  Date: 2006-09-08 12:37:45
mel ( mel_79_00@hotmail.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
Just wanted to say hi even though you do not know me. I wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and hoping that you can get some comfort, strengh and HOPE from your faith and also knowing that others are praying for you and thnking of you
Mel

83  Date: 2006-09-08 11:22:01
judith griese ( jdgrse@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

You don't know me, however I grew up in Bell where your Dad and his family lived. I am sorry to hear about all this anguish and trouble, especially the results of your appeal.

I will keep you and your Mum and Dad and family in my prayers. Even when we are in the deepest darkest pit in this life, we are not beyond God's help.

Bye for now Scott.
Judith Griese (nee Facer)

82  Date: 2006-09-08 11:12:43
michael moloney ( moloney.michael.m@edumail.vic.gov.au / no homepage) wrote:

dear scott
i am thinking of you and hope you come back to Aus soon.
i feel its totally unfair the way you have been treated and will support your case.
stay strong
michael moloney

81  Date: 2006-09-08 10:57:47
Jo Kennedy ( joken77@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Not a week goes by when my thoughts don't turn to you. I feel sickened and saddened the Government have not managed to do something to bring you home. There are alot of people here praying for you and thinking of you, if only you could take some of our strength and love to help you stay strong. Love Jo

80  Date: 2006-09-08 08:00:54
Eva & Mojje ( evamojje@hotmail.com / http://evamojje.spaces.live.com/) wrote:

Hi Scott
My Thoughts are with you and youre family.
Stay strong.
Eva ;Stockholm,Sweden

79  Date: 2006-09-08 04:56:52
Melanie ( taylee72@hotmai.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,

I can only imagine the pain and suffering you are going through. I will pray for you tonight. We all make mistakes in our lives and I believe that is what you did. I have two young daughters and I know it could easily happen to them. Please be strong and send your family my best wishes.

Thinking of you always

78  Date: 2006-09-08 03:54:20
Katherine ( katherine@sajfruit.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,
i have been following your story from the very beginning and it makes me so sad to know that you and everyone are stuck in that hell hole you dont deserve to be in there nobody does my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always please stay strong and have faith hugs and kisses Katherine

77  Date: 2006-09-08 03:44:21
JULIE PLUMRIDGE ( julie@sajfruit.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with you Scott.

76  Date: 2006-09-08 03:23:54
Helen Cohen ( helen4glass@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi Scott,
Im not sure how this works do you guys have access to the internet in there? I am 54 and have children your ages daniel 20 and ella 17 so I feel I can relate to your parents and yourselves, my heart goes out to you all.We all think of you and the others and pray for a positive outcome for you all.

75  Date: 2006-09-07 22:41:46
John ( jrmck64@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To all the rush family and Scott I am so sorry for what you are going through. I am apposed to any drugs and have very strong views on that subject but I do not think that the verdict is not justified.
Every one should get another chance to prove they are a good person to Scott my prays are with you and god bless I will pray for your safety and to your mum and dad my prays are also with you God bless thinking of you.

John

74  Date: 2006-09-07 19:01:20
georgina ( georgina_coleman2000@yahoo.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

hey scott, please keep your faith and remain strong for your mum, i wish i could give you a hug.
take care mate. georgina x

73  Date: 2006-09-07 16:11:20
Jules a Friend ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott and All.
We and many are disgusted and sickened to hear the injustice that the Indonesian court system gave to you, after your appeal against a life sentence.
Now they decided to give you a death sentence. This madness has got to be stopped. How in the hell, can a man get the death sentence, after he has been given a life sentence earlier? How can a man be found guilty and sentenced to a worse sentence, is this any kind of justice?
This is a free and democratic country we live in, and we would be able to fight for this in a normal and rightful way. But because these Australians do not now live under our freedom, and laws, we have to wonder, could this happen again to anyone in the future? Because of a terrible mistake these young men made, and yes a mistake, we got to see, anyone has to have be given a second chance, instead of rotting in a foreign prison, or to die from a death sentence by a firing squad.

Do not think it could not happen to you or any one of your loved ones. Put your self in the shoes of the Australians that are sitting in an Indonesian prison, which is nothing short of a living hell hole. While we sit here in our cosy homes, and we cannot imagine for one moment what it is like for those young men now given the death sentence. Can you feel how frighten and sick they may feel at this very moment?

As Kay Danes says, the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights,
It is a premeditated action of a state killing another human being in the name of justice. Also the death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. No one has the right to take anotherís life.
Mr. Downer and the rest of our government have to see this cannot go on, he as well as all, have to fight for the right to bring our Australians back home, to protect them from this punishment that they are under in Indonesia, we are sick of waiting for them to help our people rotting there in a Bali Prison, the tears have now turned into screams for them to waste no more time in this.
I cannot talk to you Mr. Downer also about politics, but I can say, as a mother, it is a terrible, thing to have to bury your own childÖ..

Nothing could prepare a parent also from that feeling of such a terrible loss, and we cannot let another one of our children perish because of a senseless act; and because we sit around waiting to see what comes from all. Time is precious. And all Life is a miracle.
It is time now to take a stand, and saving a life, can help us in the end to save ours, and to let other countries know that we will not tolerate another one of our childrenís lives to be taken under a law that changes itís rules, like to put a man to death for appealing a lesser sentence, and for a lesser crime, being used as drug mules.

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Under a government which imprisons, and kills any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
Our thoughts and prays are with you Scott, and we care very much for you all.
I promise to write to the government, and our full support to you, and thanks as well to your family and mum and dad Lee and Chris, they shine, and make us proud as parents; we are behind you in all you do.
God bless you and keep you safe always.
Yours faithfully,
A Friend.
Jules

72  Date: 2006-09-07 14:45:32
Keith Beaton ( beaton.k@mellon.com / no homepage) wrote:

I'm from Edinburgh in Scotland and I had written to you a few days ago as I've been following your story for some time. This latest horrible development just has me absolutely shocked. I can't get my head around the system you and your family are having to work within, there just doesn't seem to be any logic to it. I'll write to anyone you can think of, anyone you think more voices might help. There are so many people like me who just wish they could do more Scott. consider yourself hugged mate.

Keith

71  Date: 2006-09-07 14:28:13
Kate ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I live in the United States and I have been following your case from the very beginning. I think about you and pray for all of you every single day. God Bless...

70  Date: 2006-09-07 14:16:38
Candice ( candicecross@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

My thoughts are with you Scott. We all love you and are praying for you. God bless Love Candice

69  Date: 2006-09-07 12:32:37
Eva ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott!

I have followed your story in the media ever since you were arrested, although European news aren't that informative about the whole thing. I was appalled to hear about your death sentence and wish there was something I could do for you! If it is possible to send strength through a website guestbook - consider it done! It can not and will not happen!

68  Date: 2006-09-07 02:45:24
Joanne ( joannek502@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To Dear Scott and Family, I am discusted and horrified at the decision handed to you and the others. This is so unfair. Keep your chin up sweety. Stay strong and hopefull. My thoughts and prayers are with you Scott, your family and the others. Take care Love Joanne

67  Date: 2006-09-07 01:49:28
Fran ( franstar_76@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, Lee, Chris & family,

This is terrible news!! I pray that the Australian Government can plea for clemency & stop this happening to you & the others.

Stay strong Scott! My prayers & thoughts are with you.

Fran

66  Date: 2006-09-06 17:37:23
Tania ( danishtania@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott,
This is inhumane and unfair! I will also write to the Australian Foreign Minister and hope for the best.
Stay strong!

65  Date: 2006-09-06 10:19:18
Bev Pollock ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Mr Downer,

After the devesting news today regarding Scott Rush and the other Australians' death sentences in Bali, I appeal to you as an Australian, a parent and a human being to do something to stop this inhumane and disgusting decision made by the Indonesian authorities. I do not presume to speak for other Australians regarding the decision and will not go into the politics, but these are young Australians have made a terrible mistake but surely donít deserve to die for this....please for Gods sake do something to stop Scott and the others face a death sentence by"Firing Squad"

Yours Very Sincerely,


Bev Pollock
This will be forwarded to:
The Hon Alexander Downer MP
Title: Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Party: Liberal Party of Australia


Parliament House Contact
PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
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Fax: (02) 6273 4112

Email: A.Downer.MP@aph.gov.au

64  Date: 2006-09-06 09:40:35
Bev Pollock ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Lee and Chris,
This is the worst possible news and am having great trouble comming to terms with this as I am sure you both are....this cannot happen in a democracy as Australia is and this is not going to happen...the tears have been shed and now is time for action..I will do whatever I can do and am at this moment emailing Downer and Kay Danes. Please stay strong at this time for each other and Scott most of all. My love and thoughts with you as always

Bev Pollock

63  Date: 2006-09-06 09:39:24
little kiwi ( dylancalden@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

You do not deserve to die. I will write to the Foreign minister Alexander Downer to voice my concern over the situation...i only wish i could do more to help :)

62  Date: 2006-09-06 09:36:11
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Scott. Stay strong, stay hopeful.

61  Date: 2006-09-06 08:43:53
Kay Danes ( kaydanes@foreignprisoners.com / http://www.foreignprisoners.com) wrote:

Dear Lee, Chris & Family and least of all, dear Scott.

My heart goes out to you at this time amidst so much uncertainty and despair. I hope that my fellow Australians will show compassion for your ordeal and lodge their concerns to Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

As a mother myself, I would hate to be in this predicament. I hope and pray that Scott will be returned to you. I hope that he will be given a second chance and in doing so, shine for other youngsters to see that they do have choices.

The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is a premeditated action of a state killing another human being in the name of justice. It violates that persons right to life as proclaimed in the UN Declaration of Human Rights. In opposing the death penalty, I mean no disrespect for the victims of violent crime and their relatives. But I feel that there can never be any justification for torture or for cruel treatment of another human being.

To say 'shoot them, they knew the consequences, they deserve what they get' are words said in ignorance from someone who has not endured torture or the loss of someone in these circumstances.

The loneliest place on earth is when you are denied your freedom and your rights, when you are beaten, tortured and at the end of despair and you wonder how another human being could do such evil things to their fellow man.

I pray for you, and for Scott, and for every Australian family currently facing a similar predicament, and for those throughout the world who are about to lose a loved one to the death penalty. The after effects of these situations impact on many, except perhaps those big drug syndicates that continue to prey on the vulnerabilities of others.

Kay Danes
Advocate
Foreign Prisoner Support Service

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60  Date: 2006-09-06 07:47:33
David Sanderson ( davesando@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Stay strong Aussie!!!!

59  Date: 2006-09-05 22:24:59
Sally-Ann ( sairvine@aapt.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott,Stay strong my thoughts are alway with you.Things can change for the better.

58  Date: 2006-09-04 11:35:15
Michaela Bowman ( meebowman@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,
Good luck with your next appeal, my thoughts are with you, take care and keep strong.

57  Date: 2006-09-01 01:03:23
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Heavenly Father,Help us to remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single Mum who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner,help with homework,do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced,tattooed and disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his students loans for next year.

Renind us,Lord,that the scary looking bum begging for money in the same spot everyday(who really ought to get a job)is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring the moment,knowing that,based on the biopsy report she got back last week,this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father,remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us,the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not just to those who are close to us,but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive,show patience,empathy and love.

Keep healthy and strong Mate and God Bless You Geoff

56  Date: 2006-08-31 22:39:15
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott how are you Mate I hope you are well I have some thing for your web site but don't know how to put it on so I guess I will put it here for all to see

55  Date: 2006-08-28 07:19:38
Mary Cunningham ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, Try to keep your chin up. I have known your Mum forever and you are really fortunate to have Her & Lee so firmly on your side. Try to take strenght from the fact that so many people are supporting you with their thoughts and prayers.
Mary C

54  Date: 2006-08-28 03:42:48
Matthew O'Connell ( ultimaterc_9@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi scott,

This sure must be hard for you and all of your Family, be strong and fight for it mate. My best wishes go out to you and you parents.

Cheers,
matthew O'Connell

53  Date: 2006-08-27 23:38:25
tori anthony ( stephenanthony@iprimus.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

hi
Scott my nan told me all about your callenging adventure and what a lovely soul u are, also i read your story.
like you i enjoy most sport.
Best wishes, thinking of you.
Tori anthony

52  Date: 2006-08-27 13:48:25
Sue Freeman ( srfreeman@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Chin up Scott,
I pray for your safe return home to your parents.
You remind me so much of your father when he was your age, so many years ago, in that small country town Bell. I love your site ,and will visit from time to time. Remember God is watching over you, and your friends old and new will be thinking of you.
Sue

51  Date: 2006-08-27 11:43:39
Vinkys Mum ( skizobabe@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
Was just thinking of you. Thought I would drop a line to say Hi. You are in our thoughts often.
Margaret.

50  Date: 2006-08-27 05:38:12
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott I still don't know if you get this and if I can write this way but I hope I can and if not maybe someone will let me know.
Anyhow Scott keep you chin up I have Mass said for you each month so learn and love.
Geoff

49  Date: 2006-08-25 10:16:30
Mum and Dad ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

We love you dearly and will never desert you. Our novena will be answered. Learn as much as you can from this experience and try to make the best of a difficult situation.

48  Date: 2006-08-24 06:53:50
natalie ( natalie_lloyd76@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

To scott ,i am profoundly deaf from sydney i read your story and i praying for you get out jail in future and i dont know how u copy without tv and mobile calls inside cell ?? natalie

47  Date: 2006-08-22 10:13:59
welsh aunty chris anthony ( nanfran78@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott {grasshopper}
received this website from your mum, its great.Just visited tasmania very beautiful, reminded me of wales where i originaly came from.

Thought of you a lot while i journeyed through the bush; see it in your minds eye this wanderful place australia with its ever changing scenery A free spirit just like you.no one can every take that away from you dear Scott,All for now Love and God Bless
Aunty Chris

46  Date: 2006-08-21 00:59:56
Tim McDonnell ( t_mcdonnell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scotty mate got put onto your site from so other rosa boys. Great to see that you are doing well under the current circumstances. I know that you'll do well with the coaching of rugby over there because I know how well you played being in the 1st XV at school and how seriously you took that.

I think I speak for the majority of the boys that you went through yr11 and 12 with at rosa when I say that you are a great person and you can do anything you want.

Keep your chin up mate and you'll do fine!

45  Date: 2006-08-21 00:16:55
runa ( nik_szylo@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

scotty its runa theres not much i can really say but i hope to come see u in bali when i save abit a money up i see your dad around chelmer a fair bit i had a talk to him onece

44  Date: 2006-08-17 07:56:47
Kelly Todd ( kellypatriciatodd@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

I'm not sure if Scott would remember me or not, I knew him about 7 years ago. We used to hang about together in Chelmer with a few other people, at his friend Kevin's house. I came across this story whilst looking around on the net. I just want to let Scott know my thoughts are with him on this journey he's travelling and I wish him the very best.

43  Date: 2006-08-16 08:40:40
nicki wilson ( nic23q@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts, its such a shame that you have to go through such an ordeal, but there are people who love and care for you deeply, as hard as it may be, keep positive, try and smile every now and then. take care. xx

42  Date: 2006-08-15 05:12:46
Bev Pollock ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hiya Scott,

Just thinking about you today. Hope your spirits are up and am looking forward to meeting you in December.Keep your head up mate...we all think about you contantly

Love Bev

41  Date: 2006-08-08 03:06:27
Glenda Facer ( tillyfacer@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

All the best and God Bless You

40  Date: 2006-08-03 03:38:30
Michelle ( beachbummie@icqmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,
I think you have a fabulous site here...kudos to you for trying to make the best of a situation such as this. You are in my thoughts and I hope that things look up for you soon. You are not a bad person...you deserve a second chance.
Take care of yourself!

39  Date: 2006-08-02 23:30:25
Malachite ( malachite444@yahoo.com / http://www.schapellecorby.com) wrote:

Scott you are a good bloke mate. You have made a mistake but just try to turn it into a postive. Educ ate yourself. Stay as fit and healthy as you can and prepare your mind for the journey ahead. There will ALLWAYS be people thinkingf of you Scott. Use the force mate and dont be hard on yourself please.
*peace*

38  Date: 2006-07-31 05:22:26
Tina Dalton ( teenadee@westnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi there scott and familly, Just a short note to let you all know you are in my thoughts, I hope you learn alot from this ordeal and make something special out of your life. I have a son aged 22 and cant even imagine what it must all seem like ...stay strong and keep positive take care special love always Tina

37  Date: 2006-07-30 01:33:30
Kay Danes ( kaydanes@foreignprisoners.com / http://www.foreignprisoners.com) wrote:

I hope that people will look deeper into themselves as compassionate human beings and offer some support to this young man,Scott Rush, and his family. People make mistakes but they also deserve a second chance. Whether you believe in Scott Rush or not, he is a young man who needs all the support you can give, to help him endure a nightmare that too few people can truly understand. Our thoughts and prayers to his family and our hope that they remain strong throughout this difficult ordeal.

36  Date: 2006-07-28 17:11:17
patt ( finnicle10@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

you're a tool scott.

35  Date: 2006-07-26 01:18:35
Lauren Urquhart ( laurenurquhart@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott! We have never met, but I read a lot of your fathers emails to my father (I think they worked together or drink together???). I am sure you know the amount of support at home for you. Keep smiling when you can!

34  Date: 2006-07-25 04:16:52
Dean ( dean@satnetcom.com / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, i only met your father Lee for the first time when he was in Bali. He's a very srong and creative person who will support you all the way through what ever it takes to have the best for you in any which way.

Can you send us some photos of your silver work and we'll see if we have any buyers who can support you in Bali or Australia. Maybe they have may have some designs that they would like you to produce for them.

Can you possible take some photos of your rugby teams and some action shots during the games and post them on your website becuase i am sure like my self, others would be very interested to take a look and who knows in the future if you guys think you are good enough then maybe one of the national or expat rugby teams from in and around Indonesia may want to come and play you one day!

Keep your self busy with self education, education of others (english lessons to other inmates etc), sports and sports development like your rugby and keep your chin up and spirits up at all times.

I have know a lot of good people who have been though Kerbokan for reasons and situations that are as diverse as yours and for reasons some still do not understand and may never. However over the many years that i have been here many are out now and some are still there who will hopefully be relesed sometime hopefully soon. With the support of family, old and new friends and your own strong will you will be to.

33  Date: 2006-07-24 23:28:10
Carmel McMullen ( carmel_mcmullen@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott
I just want to say hello and let you know I am thinking of you a lot and hope you will be home soon. I was thinking of you when this first happened because I have a son similar age and he was travelling overseas. Then I discovered who your family was. I have known your father all my life and taught your mother's sister when I was a teacher. I know your extended families are all good people and this nightmare should never have happened to any of you but it will end and we hope that day is very soon. Keep strong.

32  Date: 2006-07-24 11:49:57
Vinkys Mum ( skizobabe@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hey Scott,
How ya doing. Keep strong, mate.

31  Date: 2006-07-24 06:28:49
Geoff Morrissey ( risse8@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, you just keep your chin up Mate as there are a lot of people who love and pray for your well being and this will end my friend for you and your family, Best wishes The Morrissey Family PS Great Web Site Mate

30  Date: 2006-07-22 09:08:03
marg & phill ( phillmarbo@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Many memories here. Hoping all is going well. Great to have a contact site. The trust fund is superb idea.

29  Date: 2006-07-18 10:49:13
Jenny Stuart ( jennystuart51@msn.com / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott-what a wonderful website- we think of you and your family every day mate,and pray that you stay strong and keep your spirits up - great to hear you are involved in so many activities - you and your family are loved heaps - God bless, love from Jenny, Pat and family

28  Date: 2006-07-18 02:42:38
glenda facer ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

good luck and may god be with you

27  Date: 2006-07-16 06:54:35
Sandy ( princess_sandy@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

What a beautiful website. Always thinking of warm wishes for you and your family. Love always Sandy Bennet xox

26  Date: 2006-07-14 19:49:41
Chris Boogers ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott and the Rush family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Scott, keep your chin up mate as i'm sure it is, great idea about the braclets and the rugby coaching.

25  Date: 2006-07-14 12:52:20
Ani and Oka ( aniokabali@yahoo.com / http://www.anioka.blog.com) wrote:

Dear Scott,
We support you in any way.

Always,
Ani and Oka

24  Date: 2006-07-13 22:31:08
Dick Pascoe ( rbpascoe@bigpond.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, Great to see your website.
You are in my prayers and Mass each day. Never give up hope.
Love Dick Pascoe

23  Date: 2006-07-13 11:52:53
Nina ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Dear Scott, How are you doing? I think of you constantly and hope and pray that this nightmare for you and your family will end. Keep your spirits high, we love you and want you safely back home. Nina

22  Date: 2006-07-11 23:52:07
Joy Oakes ( oakesjpr@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hello Scott, What a great idea this website is. You sound as though you're keeping busy with lots of different ventures and interests. You're in our thoughts a great deal and never forget you have loads of support. Keep strong and busy Lots of Love from the Oakes family

21  Date: 2006-07-11 06:07:15
Doug & Clova ( dougandclova@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

What a great idea to make this site for Scott. Nice way for us all to be able to keep up to date with the goings on in Scott's World. We are not there in Bali, but wil always be around. Would like to find out more about the bracelets and their cost etc. All for now and lots of love Scott.
Doug & Clova xxx

20  Date: 2006-07-11 04:16:27
Compassion ( compassion@life.com / no homepage) wrote:

The poem comes from a letter from:
Love, Your Dad. Jesus.

19  Date: 2006-07-11 04:03:49
Bev Pollock ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott,

I have just read your dads post andI know you dont feel lucky right now but I can only wish I had a father as loving and caring and strong as you have. God love and keep you all

Bev

18  Date: 2006-07-11 03:57:02
Compassion ( compassion@life.com / no homepage) wrote:

My son
You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

My question isÖWill you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad.

17  Date: 2006-07-11 03:10:40
Jo Sbeghen ( j.sbeghen@uq.edu.au / no homepage) wrote:

Its a lovely sunny day in Glenwood Street Scott. The butcher birds are out in force, and the odd crow can be heard squarking in the distance. There is a row of wheelie bins down the footpath, and the lady across the road is sweeping the leaves off the grass out the front of her house! Your dad's green car isn't parked outside the house as usual, but your dogs are still hanging around the front fence. You would have to know them to love them I guess- they both look a bit tough! All my hopes on your return to Australia soon Scott, where you can be near your family and friends. Hold on to that hope. Your neighbour at No. 54.

16  Date: 2006-07-11 01:48:04
Angus MacDonald ( amacdonald@wolterconsulting.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Scott my thoughts are with you, Cameron and the family.

15  Date: 2006-07-10 23:34:31
Bev Pollock ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Ted (Post no.2)
I truely hope and pray you dont have grand children who make a terrible mistake in their life and rely on you for support!!. Please dont post if you cant say anything positive for Scott..the last thing he needs is negativity in his life

14  Date: 2006-07-10 13:01:12
Deni Mary ( windudjati@dps.centrin.net.id / no homepage) wrote:

Worthwhile to see. Support for Scott with millions of prayers. Fr. Hady and the Brigittian sisters help Scott Cs once in two weeks. God bless you.

13  Date: 2006-07-10 10:44:19
Shawn ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Everyone makes mistakes in life, especially when they are young. Sounds like your new ventures (business course, jewellery) might be the first building blocks in what hopefully is a promising future. Try to stay strong, you have many supporters.

12  Date: 2006-07-10 09:00:03
Cameron Rush ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

Scott, Brother. I hope you are doing ok. I hope to tell you many stories soon and here all about yours. Stay strong.

Your Big Brother

Cameron

11  Date: 2006-07-10 05:35:29
Mary Philip ( jacintam51@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott
My partner Jim Soorley and I hope you will be coming back to Australia soon. That will make your parents very happy. Continue to be brave.

10  Date: 2006-07-10 04:42:03
Sally-Ann ( sairvine@aapt.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hoping to get over at the end of the year to catch up with you again.
Great idea having your webpage. Will also be a regular visitor

9  Date: 2006-07-10 00:20:36
John Peacock ( jp@mobiledatasystems.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, hope you are doing it ok, keep busy, stay positive (as best you can) and look after yourself. Everyone deserves a second chance. Pity we have such a hypocritical Government. The Peacock family is thinking of you. John

8  Date: 2006-07-09 23:15:06
Ruth Wilson ( r_wilson@tpg.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Keep the spirits up Scott. We all love you and continue to pray for you. Ziggy says hi.

7  Date: 2006-07-09 22:55:40
BaldyPete ( kennesaw@hotkey.net.au / http://www.BUACA.com) wrote:

Scott Stay staunch and never give up the possiblity to be able to have your sentence served out in Australia, I am a discgusted Australian knowing our government gave you up...shame.

6  Date: 2006-07-09 22:24:29
Bev Pollock ( poll@bigpond.net.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Lee Chris and Scott,
Hope your spirits are high...A great idea to have Scott's webpage...I will visit regularly
Bev

PS See you in November Scott Keep your chin up!!!!!

5  Date: 2006-07-09 19:38:11
HELEN McLEAN ( anothersillyfilly@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Hi Scott, glad to see you are getting involved in so many activities and "adapting" to your situation. You are blessed with so much support from family and friends. I have not met your mother but your father is a very strong sincere man and hopefully you have a lot of his character in you to help you through your situation. God Bless you Scott. Kind regards,

Helen xx

4  Date: 2006-07-09 18:48:48
Virginia & Jeff Ball ( jvball@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

It was good to see Scott if only for a short period last month. I can not imaged what you must feel but all I can say is that God loves you and stay close to Him. Blessings

3  Date: 2006-07-09 12:47:26
wendy Vercoe ( brisorper@yahoo.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I think of you and your predicament regularly. Keep your spirits high and I will visit when next in Bali

2  Date: 2006-07-08 22:22:02
Evil ( evil@bikebiz.tk / no homepage) wrote:

Regardless of the crime mate!! No one deserves to be caged up..
Never plead Guilty
Keep ya chin up mate
Evil!!!

1  Date: 2006-07-07 01:57:27
Mum and Dad ( ziggibali@gmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Please read our latest email 07/07/06

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