Friday, November 02, 2018

How the left argue, on my praise for IPA

I left praise on the Institute for Public Affairs site. Some left wing advocates felt they'd disagree. Watch their arguments.
I love the IPA. Deep thoughts. Great discussion. A think tank that has existed for more than 50 years and consistently delivered.
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JF IPA are the inheritors of fascism.

David Daniel Ball Can you substantiate your claim?

David Daniel Ball Thank you for providing your insight. You are offended by hyperbole regarding a left wing dictatorship which was overthrown. And you translate that to mean everyone in IPA is fascist.

LU David Daniel Ball That's because they are fascists.

David Daniel Ball fascinating argument you make.

LU Yet you can't refute it?

David Daniel Ball Well, you've not substantiated it. Your opinion is your own, but if you can't say why you hold it, it doesn't sway arguments. Let me know when you find IPA members buying third reich memorabilia as the ALP member for Narellan North is rumoured to have done.

LU David Daniel Ball Is purchasing memorabilia illegal, David? Speaking of Nazis, I watched a programme on the Nazis last night which reminded me that the lead up to the horror that happened was very similar to what's happening now in Australia and in the US, and to a lesser degree elsewhere. the IPA are behind this, particularly the devaluing of honest work. The lies, the distortions the blaming of the poor when the rich are the biggest rorters of taxpayer money of all. The funnelling upwards of our money to the already wealthy, the stealing of the common wealth which belongs to us all.

David Daniel Ball Your substance is to apologise for hate crime?

LU David Daniel Ball Where did you get that idea? ๐Ÿ™„

David Daniel Ball you wrote about something not being illegal

JB David Daniel Ball ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฃ

JF David Daniel Ball In the early 1940s, former Collins House executive and Mussolini admirer
Herbert Gepp (l.) deployed his assistant, C.D. Kemp (r.), to help
set up the Big Business front, the Institute for Public Affairs. The IPA. So clearly the founder of the IPA was a admirer of fascism. In Victoria, Sir Herbert Gepp,
an intimate collaborator of Collins
House financier W.S. Baillieu for
over two decades, took the point
on creating this new vehicle, soon
to be known as the Institute for
Public Affairs. Its secretary and
chief organiser would be his own
personal assistant at Australian Paper
Manufacturers for the previous
seven years, C.D. Kemp.
Back in the early 1930s, Gepp
had called for a fascist-style corporativist
“parliament of industry”,
where “the office boy could meet
with the Chairman of the Board and
together they could solve industrial
and political problems.” In
such a utopian fascist parliament,
as in Mussolini’s Italy.

JF Clearly the IPA was formed on fascist Ideals.

JF Shocking that the IPA was formed by a admire of fascism the truth can always be found no matter how they try yo hide it.No doubt they would like to use slave Labor like the extreme right used in the war if they could get away with it please share widely.

JB JF Will do, thanks John.

David Daniel Ball Thanks for the substance. Let me address it when I’m home in a few hours

David Daniel Ball Wow, John, you have original research you can put on Wikipedia .. no mention of your fascist denunciations, and Wikipedia usually loves to dog whistle conservatives ..



David Daniel Ball Have you considered that that is not an independent voice?

Read David Daniel Ball's answer to Why do left wing advocates argue badly? on Quora

Thursday, November 01, 2018

When did the myth of Anthropogenic Global warming arise?

Before AGW became an issue, the prevalent fear was ‘nuclear winter’ from a holocaust of nuclear reprisal resulting in substantial ground dust being thrown into the atmosphere, obscuring the sun. It was ‘reported’ particulate matter from industry was doing that anyway. Environmental awareness was driven in part by Saul Alinskywho used community organising to exploit and expand ghettos.
Hillary Clinton learned a lot of her activism from Rules for Radicals, but it was not Hillary who was behind the shift from Global Cooling to the hysteria of AGW, but former Vice President Al Gore. In running for President in 2000, Gore had needed an agenda to galvanise the public over a policy platform. The world had not been cooling, so the flip side became politically something worth putting political capital into. The Information Superhighway campaign in which Gore was alleged to have started the internet tanked. The election campaign had been nearly successful, Gore did not achieve sufficient electoral college votes and proceeded to do what Nixon had not in 1960, disputing the result and dividing the nation.
The world’s weather climate is changing. The world has been heating since the end of the last ice age. The sea levels have been rising since. However, it has not been science which has underpinned AGW response in politics, but hysteria. Carbon Dioxide has been blamed, when it is a trace element that is an important source of plant food. Figures have been falsified by scientific authorities, for example Russia once reported her territory was hotter than all other northern placed states. Historical records have been falsified. Historical events have been overstated, with earthquakes fingered as evidence of AGW.
Sea levels have not risen as much in recent years as they had a hundred years ago. It is evident that the world is not heating commensurate with CO2 output. China is building Islands in the south China seas. Windmills have been inefficient at producing electricity, but efficient at killing birds of all species. Electric cars with a bigger environmental footprint than a six cylinder are promoted as environmentally aware.
The Myth became a global issue in 1998.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oct 18th Psalm 25:14-15 background and meaning

“The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.” Psalm 25:14-15 NIV

The Psalm is an incomplete acrostic poem, missing some letters in reference to hell. There is dispute over when it was written. Spurgeon places it as authored by David during the Absalom rebellion. Others place it during the Persian period between 539 BC and 445 BC.

A rainbow is not the only sign of a covenant with the Lord. Any life will have times where feet meet snares. It is a blessing that they can be overcome. It is good to have the confidence of the Lord. And it is good that, although there are snares to our feet, He knows our heart, and his covenant seals our salvation.

Read David Daniel Ball's answer to What is the meaning of, and background to Psalm 25:14-15? on Quora

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oct 17th Psalm 19:14 background and meaning

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 NIV

Psalm 19 is written by David and divided in three parts, describing the glory of God, the light of God's law, and a prayer that David be found acceptable to Him. Verse 14 is from the prayer. 

The Law is pervasive as sunlight, and error in character is revealed by it. David knew his faults were exposed to God. David does not pretend the faults are not there. But he asks the Lord to accept him for his tribute. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A corruption issue regarding Luke Donnellan

Luke Donnellan is minister for roads and ports. I don't know him. I had campaigned for a local council in Dandenong, and worked in Casey. I saw election signs in Casey that were inappropriately placed adjacent to a highway. I was not certain regarding election rules in Victoria, as I'd come from NSW, but I was pretty confident that it was wrong to use government fences to hold election material as government is supposed to be impartial. Private homes can show posters, public areas cannot have approval given. It was after the election, and so I saw no harm in reporting the issue, as the poster should have taken it down straight away too. 

Firstly I researched the issue, found the poster, and a previous poster that had been placed for a federal election. They were both ALP posters. I found the poster on FB and saw him bragging about having posted it. I contacted the electoral office and was directed to Casey. Casey referred me to VicRoads. VicRoads took down the poster, but declined to take further action. 

It turns out, the poster was an ALP constituent for Luke. Imagine how it would be treated if the posters had been posted by a Liberal? An independent? 

Note, Luke is one of the MP's embroiled in the Red Shirt affair

Vic Roads correspondence

Friday, October 05, 2018

Red Shirt Affair in Victoria

Soon after the ALP won government in 2014, new Liberal Leader Matthew Guy raised the issue of Red Shirts being inappropriately employed in parliament. The actual issue had been raised by a former ALP Red Shirt . The ALP immediately stonewalled on the issue and and spent a million dollars defending the allegation by preventing investigation. However, every court that examined the issue found there was a case to be answered, and finally the upper house of Victoria investigated and found corruption. Dan Andrews, ALP Premier of Victoria paid back the misappropriated money, but not the money spent defending the corrupt activity. A police investigation is now being held into twenty one ALP members, including six government ministers, including the police commissioner. The police commissioner has not stood aside for the investigation. There is an election on November 24th, and the exchange of writs is scheduled for November 1st.
Both major political parties have volunteers. Sometimes, their workers get paid. But the electoral office has strict rules as to who is paid, and the work they do. Liberals have Blue Shirt volunteers who help out on voting day, and on campaigns. ALP have red shirted volunteers and campaigners. Prior to the 2014 election, ALP paid some Red Shirts through funding of the Electoral Office. But they weren’t working for the Electoral Office, but campaigners for the ALP. The amount diverted from the Electoral Office was $380k. Tellingly, the arrangement was only in marginal seats, and safe seats like Dandenong did not have the arrangement. Dan Andrews has argued that he was unaware the arrangement was corrupt. So why was it not done in safe seats too? The government has been aware for years of the nature of their corrupt arrangement, spending a million dollars to avoid addressing it, but they must have known from day one through legal advice that it had been wrong. They could have saved the state a million dollars and paid up straight away. Why are police investigating now? Is it like the FBI investigating Hillary so as to prevent further investigation later?

Update 24th October
ALP members refuse to cooperate with police over interviews 
Read David Daniel Ball's answer to What is the Victorian ALP Red Shirt Affair? on Quora
I've been asked about the Red Shirt Affair. "Why has Matthew Guy been so low key on the issue?" is an unfair question. Matthew is the reason the affair has seen light. Media chose not to report prior to investigation, and following the investigation, spread a similar, unfounded, smear made by the ALP. The ALP's position is, in my humble opinion, corrupt and unsupportable.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Proverbs 29:25 Oct 3rd trust in the lord

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”Proverbs 29:25 NIV