Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Happy birthday and many happy returns Stephanie Hurst. Remember, birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live

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Abusing their power is a long Labor tradition

Piers Akerman – Thursday, January 10, 2013 (6:06pm)

FEDERAL Labor minister Brendan O’Connor on Wednesday rushed to label Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s volunteer fire fighting service a “stunt” - in a tweet which managed to offend almost every one of the more than 70,000 men and women who belong to NSW’s 2100 rural fire brigades. 



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 10, 2013 (5:52pm)

Former McDonald’s CEO Fred Turner, creator of the Chicken McNugget, has died at 80: 
Last week when he was in the hospital, Mr. Turner turned to his daughter, Teri Turner, and two of his grandchildren.
“He said to us, ‘Who’s had a better life than me?’ “ she recalled. “He said, ‘I did something with my life. I made a difference.’ ” 
God bless that man.



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 10, 2013 (1:22pm)

Greens hero Jonathan Moylan continues his Christ transformation:


This process apparently commenced in 2008, when young Jonathan took part in a Uniting Church seminar that asked: Would Jesus Burn Coal? Well, let’s see what the Bible has to say: 
And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again …
And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself. 
No evidence of coal hatred there. And here’s the ABC’s spin
The activist who caused a $314 million temporary plunge in Whitehaven Coal’s share price could face 10 years in jail, despite having no intention of personally profiting from his fake press release. 
Question to the ABC: so what?



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 10, 2013 (12:49pm)

Old crazy eyes Bill McKibben goes for it
Consider the moment when the great president of the last century, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was confronted with an implacable enemy, Adolf Hitler (the closest analogue to physics we’re going to get, in that he was insanely solipsistic, though in his case also evil). Even as the German armies started to roll through Europe, however, FDR couldn’t muster America to get off the couch and fight.
There were even the equivalent of climate deniers at that time, happy to make the case that Hitler presented no threat to America. 
Wow. Let’s hope that Weepy Bill can save us: 
Those of us in the growing grassroots climate movement are going as fast and hard as we know how … 
(Via Brat)



Tim Blair – Thursday, January 10, 2013 (12:19pm)

Opinions up, ability down
Over the last four decades there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of students who describe themselves as being ‘above average’ in the areas of academic ability, drive to achieve, mathematical ability, and self-confidence …
Researchers also found a disconnect between the student’s opinions of themselves and actual ability.
While students are much more likely to call themselves gifted in writing abilities, objective test scores actually show that their writing abilities are far less than those of their 1960s counterparts.
I blame teachers.


Your flesh might be weak but your spirit is strong. Listen to your spirit because your spirit is willing to persevere through the storms when your flesh is ready to give up.


Interesting letter written by Roger Helmer - United Kingdom Independence Party Spokesman on Industry and Energy, and published this week in the UK’s ‘Financial Times’ putting another nail into the coffin of the ETS. Worth a read ……….

“Sir, in your editorial ‘Worsening weather’ (January 4), you say that “the best solution [to climate issues] remains a global emissions market”. This is about as practical as suggesting that the best solution might be a fairy godmother.

It is plain as daylight that Kyoto 2 is a dead letter.

There are some 1,200 new coal-fired power stations currently in the pipeline around the world (including 20-plus in Germany).

If we believe that increasing carbon dioxide emissions mean an ecological disaster, we had better prepare for disaster, because emissions will continue to rise whatever policy makers do.

Emerging markets are not going to give up on growth and prosperity at the request of hand-wringing western green alarmists.

Meantime, we in Europe, in our futile pursuit of green gestures, are intent on giving ourselves the most expensive energy in the world.

We are undermining competitiveness, precluding recovery and growth, and driving energy-intensive businesses offshore, with their jobs and investment.

We are forcing millions of households, and pensioners, into fuel poverty. We are determined to lead, but the rest of the world is not following.

It is time for citizens and businesses to speak up and demand affordable energy. Without it, we are mortgaging our children and bankrupting our grandchildren.”





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So the AWU scandal isn't just about Julia Gillard - sure she was an accomplice to fraud and it goes to the heart of her morality. It at it's heart is a very very complex web of silence and acceptance. Many many people have their finger in the pie. This diagram only show a small part of it's complexity. It's the reason people like Michael Smith lost his job. But I think it's important that people truly understand why she has so many people protecting her, why files have gone missing and why the media have been soft on Gillard. This is really just a snippet but essentially doesn't even touch the surface.



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