Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Wed 9th Jan Todays News

Happy birthday and many happy returns Natalie Tran,Andrew MussellLynda Ly and Vu Tran. Born on the same day, across the years, as my father. Remember, birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

Examples of Davy lamps





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Greens show contempt for shareholders

Piers Akerman – Wednesday, January 09, 2013 (7:14am)

IT took the Greens less than a week to blow their new attempt to present themselves as moderates rather than the extremists they are.
After attempting to hide their radical economy and family-destroying policies by claiming they were only goals, Greens leader, Senator Christine Milne, and her fellow traveller and Communist Party propagandist, Senator Lee Rhiannon, have backed the idiot activist who impersonated an ANZ bank officer and destroyed share values Monday.
Milne endorsed the expensive stunt by anti-coal activist Jonathon Moylan as “part of a long and proud history of civil disobedience, potentially breaking the law, to highlight something wrong”.
Rhiannon had earlier publicly congratulated Jonathan Moylan, an activist under scrutiny for impersonating a bank and temporarily wiping $314 million off the value of Whitehaven Coal.
“Congrats to Jonathan Moylan, Frontline Action on Coal, for exposing ANZ investment in coalmines,” she tweeted on Tuesday night.
Moylan tricked investors into thinking that a recent $1.2 billion loan arranged by ANZ for Whitehaven had been cancelled on “ethical” grounds.
Shares in Whitehaven fell from $3.52 to $3.21 in rapid time before the stock was put into a trading halt.
Moylan designed a fake ANZ press template, website and dummy email inbox online and impersonated a company spokesperson to callers, including Fairfax Media.
He is being investigated by ASIC.
The Greens try to appeal to new constituencies and recast themselves as less “extreme” in an election year – but that strategy has now fallen apart.
The cost to investors including retirees and mums and dads has not yet been fully calculated but millions were wiped off the value of Whitehaven.
In a further demonstration of the radicalism of the Greens, former leader Bob Brown is to take over running the hardline and death-threatening Antarctic anti-whaling campaign by the extremist Sea Shepherd organisation.
That’s the Greens – no concern for ordinary Australians, no care for the lives of seamen, nothing but concern for their own self importance and moral vanity. 




Tim Blair – Wednesday, January 09, 2013 (4:30pm)

Raced one of these today against Joe Hildebrand. I’m claiming a narrow victory.


Video to follow.



Tim Blair – Wednesday, January 09, 2013 (2:32am)

The Greens’ mainstream experiment lasted for just two weeks before the party’s elders couldn’t take it anymore and ran screaming to the fringes. Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon yesterdayendorsed an idiot’s destructive deceit: 
Congrats to Jonathan Moylan, Frontline Action on Coal, for exposing ANZ investment in coalmines. 
As reader Shaun predicted: “Bandt, Milne and the rest of the greens will crawl over themselves like zombies after fresh meat to sign this tosser up.” They sure are. Here’s former Greens candidateClive Hamilton
Perhaps Jonathan Moylan and Tim DeChristopher are pioneering a new phase of climate campaigning aimed at making it more difficult for coal and oil companies to do business. What might be dubbed “virtuous malfeasance” — hostile actions motivated by the public good aimed at damaging a company’s interests — may be a new form of civil disobedience practiced by a market-savvy generation of young activists …
Often those who engage in civil disobedience are otherwise the most law-abiding citizens. They are those who have most regard for the social interest and the keenest understanding of the democratic process, including its failures. 
Hamilton knows all about failure. This madness goes all the way to the top
The Greens leader, Senator Christine Milne, has endorsed a controversial hoax by an anti-coal activist, saying his actions were ‘’part of a long and proud history of civil disobedience, potentially breaking the law, to highlight something wrong’’. 
Milne, Hamilton and Rhiannon – combined ages: 179 – have allowed themselves to become girlishly infatuated with a 24-year-old forest-dwelling liar who thinks that he’s Jesus
From his bunker in NSW’s Leard State Forest, where he has been holed up for the past 159 days, Mr Moylan told The Daily Telegraph he had received numerous voicemails from ASIC, but didn’t plan to return their calls …
Mr Moylan and an activist group called Frontline Action on Coal created the fake press release, using a real ANZ release as a template, and purchased a website name and dummy ANZ email address for $25 on the internet. “I’m getting advice from my lawyers now and don’t plan to call them back,” he said. 
Last word to former Julia Gillard media advisor Russell Mahoney: “If ever anyone needed a reason to never, ever vote for the Greens political party, Lee Rhiannon keeps serving them up.”
The securities watchdog has seized Whitehaven hoaxer Jonathan Moylan’s phone and computer from his camp site at Maules Creek.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) also told the 24-year-old anti-coal activist that he will be questioned over the hoax he perpetrated on Monday that temporarily wiped $340 million from the value of coal miner Whitehaven.
Mr Moylan told ABC radio today: “ASIC turned up at the camp and I don’t know how much I’m allowed to say because there are offences for revealing details of an investigation … I’ve been asked to attend questioning and they’ve seized my phone and computer.” 
So now he’s worried about breaking the law?



Tim Blair – Wednesday, January 09, 2013 (1:49am)

Monoculturalism in multicultural Sydney: 
An interest-free housing project aimed at the Muslim community and boasting 100 per cent halal housing has sparked a major row, with critics labelling it a discriminatory plan that could lead to a Muslim enclave.
Qartaba Homes’ plan offers “100 per cent Halal housing to the growing Muslim community of Australia” in the heart of the northwestern Sydney suburb of Riverstone.
While the company has insisted people from all religious backgrounds are free to take up the offer, it advises that the loans are “100 per cent Halal” and a “chance to escape Riba (interest)” because interest is a sin under Islamic law. 
Sydney’s Little Gaza may be a natural result of Clover Moore’s City of Villages plan.



Tim Blair – Wednesday, January 09, 2013 (1:29am)

This is beautiful:

(Via J.M.)



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