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Happy birthday and many happy returns Jenny VuongAmy Tran and Dione Hortin. Born on the same day, across the years. Remember, birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

January 12Memorial Day in Turkmenistan (1881);Zanzibar Revolution Day in Tanzania (1964)
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Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (2:44pm)

Former Catholic Musa Cerantonio joins the ranks of Australia’s moderate Muslims:

(Via AoG)
UPDATE. Further from Brother Musa during last year’s Sydney tour, if you can stand his habit of inserting made-up baby talk into almost every single sentence. The Jews receive one or two mentions.



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (2:40pm)

It’s a sign: 
The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated …
“It wasn’t a decision we made lightly,” said Dean Baquet, the paper’s managing editor for news operations. “To both me and Jill [Abramson, executive editor], coverage of the environment is what separates the New York Times from other papers. We devote a lot of resources to it, now more than ever. We have not lost any desire for environmental coverage. This is purely a structural matter.” 
“Absolutely,” responds James Delingpole. “It’s what newspapers always do when they’re committed to a particular field: close down the entire department responsible for covering it.” Further from the Times
Baquet said editors are also considering whether religion reporting could benefit from this type of change. 
Seems only fair.
(Via Correllio)



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (2:24pm)

Remember when Tim Flannery predicted that many areas of Australia would run out of water? And then it rained so much that all our dams were filled? According to Flannery, those dam-filling rains were brought about by global warming: 
Climate extremes have a way of stacking up to produce unpleasant consequences. Two years ago, the ocean temperature off northwestern Australia reached a record high, and evaporation of the warm seawater led to Australia’s wettest year on record. 
Surprising that Tim didn’t see that coming. And now the Flannery Effect kicks in, as usual when the Climate Commissioner opens his yap
A cool change has swept across Sydney earlier than expected with temperatures dropping and the possibility of afternoon showers. 
Thanks for that, mate. Further from Australia’s holy mammalogist: 
With a carbon price in place, Australia’s emissions curve is beginning to flatten out. 
So we’re still emitting just a tiny fraction of the planet’s output, then. Merely 1.2 per cent of the global total in 2011.



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (3:53am)

Lie-supporting Greens senator Lee Rhiannon
Imagine you are a bird and you weigh about 30 grams. 
OK, Jonathan Livingston Leegull. And now I’m imagining running into one of these. But do continue: 
Every year as the days start to shorten over your home in the Arctic Circle, you eat so much your weight nearly doubles. 
Avian obesity is a serious problem. 
Then the urge kicks in to fly and fly and you head south. The fatty reserves stand you in good stead for your incredible flight to Australia.
But when you arrive off the east coast and swing across the Hunter River you can’t find your second home. It is now a coal terminal. 
Man, don’t you just hate it when that happens. And being a 30-gram bird, of course, your housing options are extremely limited. 
For red-necked stints and other species this is a real story. 
The Greens have finally found rednecks they can love. 
When the red-necked stint flies in after more than 10,000 kilometres it has a right to find its home and feeding grounds. 
Something else the Greens love: arrivals without passports.



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (3:40am)

More bogus press release fun with the Greens, who adore these modern political tactics.



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (3:09am)

An email from longtime reader Irobot: 
I submitted my first comment onto your blog today after about three months. This may seem somewhat mundane news but for me it is a step forward. 



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (3:06am)

Presumably they’d be armed: 
The Obama administration is considering funding many more police officers in public schoolsto secure campuses … 
Via Instapundit, who notes: “Wait, weren’t the lefty pundits telling us that only an idiot NRA shill would endorse this idea?”
Ernestine Aldana used a gun to protect herself from a robber in her own grocery store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A man pulled a knife on her and tried to grab the cash register, but when Ms. Aldana grabbed her gun, he quickly fled the scene …
More and more armed citizen stories are coming to light now that the federal government is going after gun rights. A Georgia mother used a .38 revolver to protect her and her 9 year old sons against an intruder, while an Ohio man used his gun to shield his 2-month old son from an armed robber. A 15-year old boy used his father’s AR-15 to protect himself and his 12-year old sister against two intruders. 



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (2:53am)



Tim Blair – Saturday, January 12, 2013 (12:35am)

Just another moderate Islamic leader
A radical sheik … has called for Australia to become an Islamic state ruled by sharia law ...
Sheik Ismail Al-Wahwah, the Australian head of extremist Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, suggested during a Christmas Eve sermon that jihad should be used to implement hardline teachings …
He said under an Islamic government, alcohol would be banned, a strict dress code enforced for all Australians and languages other than Arabic banned in schools. 
Sheik Wahwah models Australia’s next official outfit while speaking in our future language:

UPDATE. Waaaah! The Hizbies are hurtin’: 
Ismail al-Wahwah did not mention Australia at all in his lecture, a fact evident to anyone who watches the excerpts of the lecture on the basis of which the claim was made. The lecture – the complete recording of which will be up on our website soon – was about the establishment of the Caliphate in the Muslim World. At no point was any vision for Australia presented. 
Ah, but Mr Wahwah didn’t limit his vision to merely the “Muslim World”, whatever that is. He called for a global caliphate: 
That is the duty of the caliphate – to implement Islam internally and carry the light of Islam to the rest of the world. How? Not with flowers. 
So he wants his rules to apply throughout the world, of which Australia is a part. Shove it, Hizbie idiots.




How does chemical castration violate human rights? - ed
Seven year old girl raped and murdered as claims of Indian suspects being beaten emerge===
She has ignored me .. and abused me when I ran for Blaxland against Jason Clare. She made a commitment on Sunrise in 2007 she never honoured - ed
PM Julia Gillard meets with sex abuse survivors
I started as an atheist and became a Christian .. so this only concerns me in an academic way .. I didn't believe in spirituality as an Atheist and as a Christian I eschew Religion in fovor of a spiritual relationship with God. I go to worship on Sunday not because of an order for rest on the Sabbath, but because I am with my 'family' .. which disturbingly I must leave if I can't reconcile with that woman .. - ed
The Divided Influence of Gnosticism===




Chills. Imagine Hathaway playing Cello .. - ed


A GLACIAL ROYAL COMMISSION... while the paedophile still prowls Larry Pickering

The terms of reference of the McClellan Commission are practical. There needed to be some perimeter of reference or it risked a time-scale of millennia. This Commission will see Peter McClellan QC well past dementia. 

An interim report is due in 18 months time and there should be subsequent annual reports submitted to Government so terms of reference can be refined to cater for the current “don’t knows”.

Among the initial “don’t knows” is the wobbly line pencilled in regarding the Commission’s limitation to hear cases of child “sexual” abuse only.

Why is that?

Equally devastating border-line cases may warrant a hearing also.

Should the rationale be based on a scale of psychological damage?

There is no funding arrangements for potential damages and Churches seem to be hesitant to waive confidentiality clauses attached to previously-settled claims.

More important is the cultural issues regarding historic Aboriginal, Islamic and Indian attitudes to young girls as they compare to Western values.

McLellan QC will need the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon to navigate his way around those discrepancies.

But it’s a start and the fact that a Royal Commission is in progress at all may serve to temporarily dissuade some potential child abusers.

There are hundreds of thousands of victims of this worst of all crimes. They deserve cleansing by admission and apology which is not even within the powers of the Commission to enforce.

Public Prosecutors will take responsibility for the second stage of reparation.

Interim reports and findings are critical to the Commission’s success. The abuse of children is an ongoing wrong and should be addressed contemporaneously and not be allowed to continue while awaiting final reports.

This Royal Commission is a can of worms that should have been opened a century ago. There will be sensitive toes to be trodden on.

There is no doubt the Catholic Church is in the cross-hairs of this Government and may not be in ensuing governments.

It is unfair to focus on this one entity because of its greater involvement in children’s needs. Although one may ask why a church involves itself in children’s needs at all, if it’s not for indoctrinal gain.

There are many decent money-making pursuits open to churches that don’t involve children. Veterinary clinics, higher education institutions, aged homes and the like but they won’t solve the church’s greatest need... perpetual indoctrination of the young through fear, and that spans generational loyalty.

Some will disagree there is any element of fear. I disagree with them. If hellfire and eternal damnation aren’t fearful propositions to a child I don’t know what the hell is.

Many a confirmed atheist at death’s door has called for a priest.

But the greatest problem is one this Royal Commission will not have to concern itself with, and that’s the recidivistic compulsion of the paedophile.

Paedophilia has no cure.



9 News HEADLINE: British police have released a scathing report detailing decades of child sex abuse by late television presenter Jimmy Savile. 

The report found the British star, who died in October 2011 at 84, had almost certainly abused more than 450 people. The late BBC presenter spent ‘every waking minute’ of his life thinking about abusing children.

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