Sunday, January 20, 2013

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Gillard’s pasta use-by date

Piers Akerman – Sunday, January 20, 2013 (12:00am)

LAST April, Julia Gillard belatedly discovered that a line had been crossed somewhere and she had to act.
This year’s election will undoubtedly see the crossing of a few more.
The most famous line in our country till now has been the Brisbane Line which, it has been argued, marked the line of defence for the nation should the Japanese attack from the north.
Then there is Goyder’s Line which runs through South Australia and, using rainfall as a guide, delineates land suitable for agriculture.
Above us, between Bali and Lombok in the south and Borneo and Sulawesi in the north, runs Wallace’s Line, which marks the boundary between Asian and Australian fauna.
The newest hypothetical mark on the geopolitical atlas is the Gillard Line, which doesn’t seem to mark much.
Though much was made of the crossing of the eponymous Gillard Line by the Prime Minister when she mentioned it - in terms of political reality, nothing changed.
“I do believe a line has been crossed here and because a line has been crossed, I have acted,” she said.
Acted? Play-acted would be closer to the mark because play-acting in accordance to the focus group-tested scripts is what Gillard does best.
The Gillard Line was crossed by two of the men the Prime Minister has relied on to keep her Labor-Green-Independent minority government in power.
From her own ranks is the extraordinary figure of former Health Services Union boss and former Labor now independent MP Craig Thomson, and from the Liberal ranks the now independent MP Peter Slipper, who Gillard lured across the chamber with the promise of the Speaker’s chair when it was obvious to all that his own party wished to put as much distance between it and its much-travelled member as possible.
Gillard has never described the nature of her line but apparently she knows when it has been crossed.
Most curiously, when it was crossed by Thomson and Slipper, her support for both men didn’t actually waiver.
Far from it in fact. She still stands beside the scandal-haunted MP for Dobell, though police have paid a visit to his Central Coast home and the Fair Work Commission has launched a second round of subpoenas to brothels as it looks to build on its charges that he spent Health Service Union members’ funds for his own personal gain.
Even his decision to absent himself from caucus (which Gillard was slow to accept) was really a non-event.
As tough as she may have sounded when she told the press, “I indicated to Mr Thomson I have decided it’s appropriate for him to no longer participate in the Labor caucus”, she continued to accept Thomson’s vote.
He gave the game away, saying: “I am a Labor person. I will continue to support the Labor agenda.” His ostracism from caucus meant nothing.
Similarly, when Slipper stood aside from his duties he didn’t relinquish the perks of the Speaker’s office. Whatever it is, the Gillard Line is certainly no Rubicon.
Indeed, in October Gillard notoriously accused Opposition Leader Tony Abbott of misogyny while defending Slipper, who was the author of a series of truly vile and misogynistic text messages. Clearly, the Gillard Line is also extraordinarily flexible.
So flexible is it that just a month after Abbott had delivered a gracious address expressing his condolences and those of the Coalition and all members of Parliament to the Prime Minister when she returned after the death of her father, she attacked him for denigrating her father in her now infamous speech.
Hansard records Abbott (and the video supports the transcript) generously offering clearly heartfelt words: “This is a tragic time for her and we all feel for her at this very difficult and sad time.”
Her father had done Australia proud in producing a remarkable daughter, he added, noting: “It is a remarkable parent who produces a prime minister of this country.”
In return Gillard crossed so many tangled lines in her bizarre accusatory speech that a bowl of spaghetti looked like a clear broth by comparison but she must not have crossed her own peculiar line. Now the Prime Minister is road-testing a new version of the Gillard Line in preparation for this year’s election.
This Line is designed to further ensnare those who were attracted to the misogyny address and felt that they could give their support to a politician provided she was a woman and no matter whether any of her or her party’s policies were plausible.
This line is particularly attractive to older women who look back fondly on their student radical days before they managed to marry wealth-accumulating achievers (preferably doctors) who would be successful enough to permit them to indulge their green and socialist-tinged social consciences.
It also appeals to younger women, those who might read marie claire magazine, and fantasise about being feminist activists or lipstick feminists if they, too, could fund their whims.
In fishing for the older women, the Prime Minister has adopted a string of pearls (just like Margaret Thatcher used to wear, but the comparison ends at that point) and talk of knitting and home cooking the Christmas dinner for the family with live-in Tim Mathieson.
Thanks to her recent letter to the nation published last week in this newspaper, Australians now know that Tim’s tonsorial skills are also used on the family dog.
There is one ploy that has not been used by the team of image makers who created Julia Gillard, the Real Julia and the Real Real Julia (as Kath or Kim might say). That is marriage.
There are pros and cons, as was explained by a Labor apparatchik. The gay marriage mob might use a prime ministerial marriage to press their own claims for untraditional marriage and it is possible the ploy might backfire.
But others say that most young women adore weddings and really, really want to get married, no matter what they might tell the pollsters.
A marriage and then an election. Is it possible? Or is it too much even for she who created the Gillard Line?
As Slipper considers charges against him, and whether he should resign, forcing a by-election, it must be tempting for the Prime Minister to wonder whether she should not have an election at the same time “to save the nation some money”.
She will have an opportunity to lay out the Gillard Line at the National Press Club on Wednesday, January 30. It should be fascinating.

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Back from the not-so United States

Andrew BoltJANUARY202013(10:50am)

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Just back from the US. Loved the energy, the opportunity, the freedom. 
Saw plenty of great things - Penn and Teller, the Newsmuseum in Washington, the Frick collection in New York, the Celtics vs the Knicks, the Grand Canyon, the Willard hotel, the Metropolitan, The Book of Mormon, Kramer’s Seinfeld tour, the Lincoln Memorial, the New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Ronald Reagan Library and so much more. I even enjoyed the new Harry Potter ride and the Warner Brothers tour, and can’t recommend enough Washington’s Old Ebbitt Grill.
But some things jarred.
First, living in big-city America, at least, struck me as like buying a ticket in a giant lottery. You were entered into a draw for a prize of untold wealth and fame. You, too, could be a small-town boy who ended up with a collection of Rembrandts and Vermeers. A Michigan crook who wound up filthy rich as a creator of a gambling capital. Your bumbling life could become celebrated on TV screens around the world.
It’s that dream of freedom and fortune that unites a dangerously divided America, whose economy is in deep trouble and whose biggest cities now include some where descendents of the .Europeans who built the country and its dominant culture are in the minority.
In Miami-Dade County, just 16 per cent are now whites of non-Latino descent.  In Los Angeles, non-Latino whites comprise fewer than 40 per cent of the population of a city now seemingly being retaken by the very peoples from whom the US stole it some 160 years ago:
If the U.S. soccer team were hoping for the home advantage during Saturday’s Gold Cup final then they were in for a nasty surprise.

Despite being the ‘home’ side in California’s Rose Bowl stadium, the majority of fans - most of them American born of naturalized Mexicans - booed and jeered the U.S. team.
The surprising scenes were followed by angry outbursts from U.S. team goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was visibly shaken after the entire post match ceremony was conducted in Spanish. 
Few politicians or artists like to discuss the fault-lines frankly, but race (or ethnic identity and culture) clearly affected the result of the last presidential election
Hispanics, the fastest-growing demographic in the United States, accounted for ten per cent of all voters in the election, an increase on last year’s record of nine per cent, the polls suggested.
Of these, 71 per cent voted for Obama, up from 67 per cent in 2008… A record number of Asian voters - three per cent of the electorate - also turned out, with nearly three-quarters backing Obama. He also won a staggering 93 per cent of African-American votes.
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Tom Wolfe is one of the few novelists who has tacked the topic - particularly in his latest best-seller, set in Miami - but gets punished in the elite media for it. Observe: 
The content and the style haven’t changed much since “The Bonfire of the Vanities” was published, in 1987: select your city; presume it to be a site of simmering racial and ethnic civil war, always a headline away from a riot; throw a sensational news story into the fire; and watch the various interest groups immolate themselves.
The phrase “back to blood” is not new in Wolfe’s work, either. It is characteristic shorthand for his conservative paranoia… But what if the writer is incapable of intelligently analyzing these complex realities, and merely exploits them for sensation; if the writer replicates the same explosive “Third World” combustibility in book after book; if the writer cannot possibly press upon “the heart of the individual” because he takes the same raging pulse in all his characters? In that case, this martial cry may look less like a call to arms than like a call to alarm, an unconscious peal of fear.
But in Los Angeles, a tour bus operator said he couldn’t take us to some of the poorer Latino and black areas. Not safe. There is a night-time curfew for unaccompanied minors - one that spread after the 1992 race riots. We passed rich areas with security cameras every where, while people in some poorer areas make sure they’re home by nightfall to dodge any danger - not least from race-based gangs. Parts of the city are starkly defined by ethnicity - the Korean area, the Chinese, the Latino and so on.
Let’s not exaggerate: the crime rate in LA has, if anything, fallen in recent years. Most parts of the city seem perfectly safe. It is not Beirut or Johannesburg. I met nothing but courtesy everywhere. But comedian Larry David does a neat riff on the ever-present racial consciousness that keeps people on their toes:

Keeping the American dream alive is critical to make a community out of what seems very close to a collection of tribes. But I was struck by how many LA taxi drivers (many Armenians, incidentally) talked as if their own lottery draw turned out to be a losing hand. One wished he’d gone to Australia instead. An Afghan said his own family should have stopped in Germany.  The US economic slump is dangerous to the country’s unity. 
Sure, we saw plenty of celebrations of the American way - not least the inspirational anthem singing at the NBA games we went to. There were flags everywhere.  But when we went to the archetypal monument of the great dream - Disneyworld in Florida - I could not but notice how white the heroes and legends on show really were, from Snow White to Buzz Lightyear. I realised even more clearly how important Barack Obama’s win was to America, despite his divisiveness and economic failures.
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A postscript:
Never have I seen so many grossly obese people as I have in Orlando, Florida - home of Disneyworld and other theme parks. They included people who had eaten themselves into wheelchairs - made themselves so fat that they were unable to walk unaided to the next hot dog stand. Disneyworld keeps a whole stable of electric scooters for the disabled, who seem in most part people whose sole disability is an inability to stop gorging themselves.
It was Alexis de Tocqueville’s warning made ample flesh: 
“When the taste for physical gratifications among them has grown more rapidly than their education . . . the time will come when men are carried away and lose all self-restraint . . . . It is not necessary to do violence to such a people in order to strip them of the rights they enjoy; they themselves willingly loosen their hold. . . . they neglect their chief business which is to remain their own masters.”
- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2 
UPDATE
Bill Whittle - who may be too optimistic- on the emerging culture of the America which elected Obama:

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Sportsmen of the Year

Andrew BoltJANUARY202013(9:52am)

The 2012 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKids of the Year, brothers Conner and Cayden Long, were honored at a star-studded event in New York City last night...
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What could this man do if he were fit?

Andrew BoltJANUARY202013(9:24am)

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A teenager capable of smashing a police car window with a mere milk crate during a riot seems an unlikely candidate for a disability pension:
Downing Centre Local Court was today told that (Omar) Halaby, who was on the disability pension and had “literacy issues’’, was sorry for his crimes and had paid the police compensation for the broken window.
Magistrate Pat O’Shane heard the case, arising from a Muslim riot against some dumb film. Say no more.
(Via Tim Blair. No comments.)

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Galaxy: Swan’s seat in strife

Andrew BoltJANUARY202013(9:14am)

The sample is small, but Wayne Swan won’t like the news:
The ReachTEL telephone poll was commissioned by the union United Voice and surveyed 511 residents in the Treasurer’s north Brisbane electorate of Lilley on Thursday.
According to ReachTEL, 45.2 per cent of respondents said they would vote for the Liberal-National Party candidate, Rod McGarvie, while 38 per cent said they would vote for Labor and Mr Swan…
Almost 20 per cent (19.1 per cent) were neutral and 1.8 per cent had not heard of the federal Treasurer.
Nearly one in 50 of his constituents had never heard of the Treasurer? How many other Australians wish they could say the same?
Last week Newspoll has Labor only just behind:
The Coalition’s primary vote fell two points to 44 per cent, leaving the Opposition with a slight lead on a two-party preferred basis, 51 to 49 per cent.
Last week’s Essential Research has Labor miles behind, 46 per cent to 54.

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Horror: two adults have sex for years

Andrew BoltJANUARY202013(8:40am)

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Are we - or at least the Fairfax media - losing a sense of perspective? Is witch-huntery destroying our common sense?
A LEADING Australian priest who sexually preyed on a disabled and vulnerable woman for 14 years has been allowed to return to preaching and running community groups at one of the nation’s busiest churches.

The recent decision by the Catholic Church to allow Father Tom Knowles to return to his full duties at St Francis’ Church in Melbourne’s CBD after around 16 months of ‘’administrative leave’’ has outraged his victim and victims’ groups.
 
Yes, a Catholic priest should keep his vows of celibacy. Yes, a priest is in a position of authority, and should not exploit it -especially when dealing with the vulnerable. The priest did wrong.
But all of us are human. And none of us is without some power and agency of our own - and that includes “victims”:
Ms Herrick was a shy 19-year-old from NSW, who suffered from bilateral congenital hip dysplasia - which caused her to walk with an highly abnormal gait - when her family’s priest, Tom Knowles, cultivated a relationship with her. Ms Herrick’s later psychological reports say she was being groomed.

When Ms Herrick turned 22, Father Knowles, who was then 30, unexpectedly initiated intercourse with her, an act she describes as unpleasant and painful but one she felt powerless to stop due to his position. It was the first time Ms Herrick had ever had sex.

For the next 14 years, Father Knowles - who as a Catholic priest is meant to be celibate - maintained a secret sexual relationship with Ms Herrick.
I certainly don’t approve of this priest having a sexual relationship, particularly with a woman who was a parishioner.
But nor do I overlook the fact this woman was 22 when they first had sex, and continued the relationship until she was 36. She was deemed intelligent enough and responsible enough to be a high-school teacher, making her a mentor to teenagers. Yet she is “preyed on”? For 14 years? By a “predator”?
Moreover, it seems it was only recently that the women decided she was actually a victim, rather than a lover:
‘’I now understand that my very severe vulnerability allowed him to exploit me by abusing his priestly powerful position for nearly two decades for his sexual needs,’’ she said.
In these circumstances, to reduce a grown woman to merely a “victim”, helpless in the clutches of some lavicious priest little older than herself, is to demean not just her but women generally.
We are, in the end, talking about two adults having consensual sex. Is this really such a crime, no matter how much one of the parties - many years later - eventually regrets it?
UPDATE
In not-unrelated news on the very same day on the very same Fairfax website:
The so-called ‘’helicopter’’ parent is becoming ubiquitous, with new research showing more than 90 per cent of school psychologists and counsellors are encountering over-involved parents…

A Queensland University of Technology survey of nearly 130 parenting professionals from across the country revealed numerous examples of overparenting: a 16-year-old whose mother makes him a special plate of food to take to parties because he is a picky eater; 10-year-olds attending school camp who don’t know how to dress themselves…
An Australian Psychological Society representative, Darren Stops, said psychologists had observed the emergence of the helicopter parent in schools over the past decade…

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Scientist winning bet against Gore: world isn’t warming

Andrew BoltJANUARY202013(7:41am)

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In 2007, Professor Scott Armstrong bet professional alarmist Al Gore $10,000 that time would prove Gore had exaggerated the global warming trend. Seems from the temperature graph above that Armstrong - so far - was right.
Here’s part of the challenge Armstrong set Gore:
Al Gore has claimed that there are scientific forecasts that the earth will become warmer and that this will occur rapidly. University of Pennsylvania Professor J. Scott Armstrong, author of Principle of Forecasting: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners, and Kesten C. Green, of the University of South Australia (and Armstrong’s Co-Director of forecastingprinciples.com), have been unable to locate a scientific forecast to support that viewpoint. As a result, Scott Armstrong offers a challenge to Al Gore that he will be able to make more accurate forecasts of annual mean temperatures than those that can be produced by current climate models…
Al Gore is invited to select any currently available fully disclosed climate model to produce the forecasts (without human adjustments to the model’s forecasts). Scott Armstrong’s forecasts will be based on the naive (no-change) model; that is, for each of the ten years of the challenge, he will use the most recent year’s average temperature at each station as the forecast for each of the years in the future…
Specifically, the challenge will involve making forecasts for ten weather stations that are reliable and geographically dispersed… Starting at the beginning of 2008, one-year ahead forecasts then two-year ahead forecasts, and so on up to ten-year-ahead forecasts of annual “mean temperature” will be made annually for each weather station for each of the next ten years…
Armstrong said this was about more than debunking Gore. It was about defending sciencefrom alarmism and those who profit from it:
The aim of the bet is really to promote the proper use of science, rather than the opinion-led science we have seen lately.
Al Gore, normally so keen to make predictions of disaster and a super-heated planet, refused to now put his money where his mouth was:
On July 6, Mr. Gore sent a cordial reply stating that he was too busy. In response, on November 28, 2007, Dr. Armstrong extended the deadline to March 26, 2008, and made the task easier: Mr. Gore was asked merely to provide a checkmark beside a leading climate model and to sign his name.

Mr. Gore’s spokesperson replied on Armstrong’s answering phone on around February 5… She said, “Senator Gore declines.” No reason was given. She said to call if there were any questions. Attempts to reach her by phone failed despite leaving callback messages. Armstrong then contacted her by email with questions for Mr. Gore: 
“You have made dramatic forecasts of a dire future and have asked people to make big sacrifices on the basis of those forecasts. I would be grateful if you would explain:
1. Why are you unwilling to back your forecasts in a challenge intended to promote scientific forecasting of climate change?

2. Under what conditions would you be willing to back your forecasts in a challenge against my forecasts from a simple scientific method that is appropriate in situations of high uncertainty: the na├»ve “no change” method?”
The spokesperson said that with respect to question #1, “Mr. Gore simply does not wish to participate in a financial wager.” Armstrong responded that it was fine by him and that we could “merely do it for its scientific value.” The spokesperson said that she would ask Mr. Gore. Armstrong asked if Mr. Gore would also respond to question #2.

The second question is of particular importance given that we have not been able to find any scientific forecasts to support global warming –or any that would support negative effects from global warming –or any to support the notion that efforts to reduce man-made CO2 would have a favorable impact on the climate.
Gore has not responded. (The Gillard Government similarly refuses to issue any cost-benefit analysis or even raw data to demonstrate what damage will be averted by its horrendously expensive carbon tax and $10 billion clean energy fund.)
Professor Armstrong nevertheless determined to pursue his proposed test of the alarmist forecast. By using the commonly adopted U.N. Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change forecast—3°C of warming per century—to represent Mr. Gore’s position, the theclimatebet.com has tracked the Armstrong-Gore “bet” with monthly updates.

Mr. Gore should be pleased to find that his grave concerns about a “tipping point” have turned out to be unfounded. As shown on theclimatebet.com, Professor Armstrong’s forecasts have been more accurate than Mr. Gore’s for 40 of the 60 months to date and for four of the five years. In fact, the latest global temperature is exactly where it was at the beginning of the “bet.”

Professor Armstrong was not surprised. With some minor exceptions, his forecast was consistent with evidence-based forecasting principles. In contrast, the IPCC’s forecasting procedures have been found to violate 72 of the 89 relevant principles.
Sure, there are still five years to go on the bet, and five years is too short a time frame to be meaningful. But more embarrassing for Gore is that the planet hasn’t actually warmed for 16 years now, and Britain’s Met Office predicts no further warming for at least another four years.
If the Met is right, and despite its furious insistence that the world really is warming long-term, there will have been no warming for two decades. Given global warming alarmism was built on two decades of warming up to 1997, two decades of no warming should finally force a revision of the climate models that have spread such panic and rent-seeking around the world. The world clearly isn’t warming as fast and dangerously as we were led to expect.
And in Australia it should finally become the height of responsibility to ask: where in earth is this global warming we are spending billions on trying to help “stop”? 

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WAYNE PAIN

Tim Blair – Sunday, January 20, 2013 (1:49pm)

No voter surplus for Wayne: 
Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan is on track to lose his seat in Queensland, a poll indicates …
According to ReachTEL, 45.2 per cent of respondents said they would vote for the Liberal National Party candidate Rod McGarvie as their preferred candidate while 38 per cent said they would vote for Labor and Mr Swan.
Just over 45 per cent of respondents (45.1 per cent) said their opinion of the treasurer was unfavourable, compared with 34.1 per cent who said they had a favourable view of him.
Almost 20 per cent (19.1 per cent) were neutral and 1.8 per cent hadn’t heard of the federal treasurer. 
Half their luck. And down in Altona
The largest number of single parents affected by the federal government’s decision to reduce their welfare payments live in the Prime Minister’s electorate in Melbourne’s west. 
Those cuts are blamed for a rise in prostitution.

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SAMPLE ERROR

Tim Blair – Sunday, January 20, 2013 (1:22pm)

John Birmingham is terribly sad
Fairfax ran a terribly sad story this week detailing the end of music under the rule of the theocracy in Mali.
It’s being done in the name of Islam, but as the musicians being targeted were themselves pious Muslims who just happened to love a kickin’ tune, it says less about that religion than it does about the ugliness and power-seeking vanity of some of its adherents.
But it won’t be long before it’s portrayed, again, as a characteristic of Islam in general rather than a war band of mediaeval fascist nutjobs. It’d be a bit like all Christians being roped in with those mouth-breathers in the US who protest at military funerals, saying they believe God punishes the war dead because he hates poofters. 
Birmingham is talking about Westboro Baptist Church, which has only 40 members. It certainly would be unfair to characterise all Christians due to the behaviour of such a tiny sample.
As for Islamists, well, you’ve got your “mediaeval fascist nutjobs” in Mali. And Al Qaeda. And the Taliban. And Hamas. And Fatah. And North London Central Mosque. You’ve got your bombers in Bali, Spain and the UK. And people in Sydney carrying signs reading “behead all those who insult the prophet”, and several locals in prison for planning terrorist attacks in Australia. You’ve got the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines. You’ve got murderous kidnappers in Algeria. You’ve got death-dealing fundamentalists across Egypt and Pakistan.
Rather more than 40 people, in other words.
UPDATE. By the way, Birmingham describes the havoc in Mali as a “misunderstanding”.

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FEELING SOAPY, PUNK?

Tim Blair – Sunday, January 20, 2013 (1:11pm)

They’re finally getting serious about guns in the US: 
A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink Hello Kitty toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.
Her family has hired an attorney to fight the punishment, which initially was 10 days for issuing a ‘terroristic threat.’ 
According to NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanadam, the group has added 250,000 new members since gun control re-emerged in the national debate and added 400,000 more followers to its Facebook page (from 1.6 million to 2 million). Arulanadam wouldn’t disclose any information about the pace of donations to the NRA over that same time period, but it’s hard to imagine that hasn’t heavily increased as well.
The longer the fight on gun rights carries on, the more members — and money — the NRA will add. It’s not unreasonable to think the NRA will add more members (and raise more money) in 2013 than in any year in recent memory. 
(Via sdog)
UPDATE. Here it is – the Hello Kitty assault weapon:

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Click to see it in action.

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Finally a break. A full day of arts and culture in Guangzhou with Justin Gong. Reflecting on film, life and art and also the many film projects to come back home to in Australia and back in China. Love good people with a generous heart, open mind, great communication skills and a strong vision. Maria Tran
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Attending the Chinese Associations in Western Sydney to celebrate Australia Day & Chinese New Year with Andrew Rohan MP in Cabramata — atGolden Palace Seafood RestaurantDai Le
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Whilst seeking shelter from the rain during campaigning today at The Entrance, we met Hannah who owns the beautiful iconic carousel.
The local retailers and business operators I spoke with today are concerned about the negative impact of reduced consumer spending on their business and ultimately their livelihood. Small business is the backbone of our economy and that is why Australia needs a Government with a plan for a strong and prosperous economy that will generate consumer confidence and support small business. 

If you’re planning a weekend away come and visit The Entrance and support Central Coast small business. Karen McNamara, Liberal Candidate for Dobell
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This revolting website spreads blatant in your face hate propaganda against Israel by collecting and publishing photos of dead children from around the Muslim world and presenting them as a result of "Israeli aggression".
You don't have to possess any special investigative skills to clearly see that this man depicted here is NOT a Palestinian ,his clothes and his head cover are these of Pakistani or Afghani ,but this doesn't stop this lying hater from captioning this gruesome photo as: "A Palestinian father mourning his dead child, only weeks old, shot dead by a Jewish soldier. A high school student who was also on the scene, Hassan al-Qadi, told reporters, “They were shooting randomly.” The name of the person who runs this outrageously libelous and repugnant source of anti-Semitic hate is Christof Lehmann.>

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Sadly Obamacare doesn't fix this. Instead, it appoints a bureaucrat to decide if they are paid enough to decide if you are entitled
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