Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sun 31st Mar Todays News


Happy birthday and many happy returns Jenny Trinh. Born on Easter Sunday. I promise you, today, you feel better than He felt ..
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Roll on September and end of Gillard

Piers Akerman – Sunday, March 31, 2013 (12:56am)

ALL the polls are now pointing to a Labor wipeout (can we have a song, Craig Emerson?) in September and a return to some sort of normality. 

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Bob Geldof is a big Irish blarney artist

Miranda Devine – Sunday, March 31, 2013 (12:53am)

WERE (Sir) Bob Geldof and his sidekick David Jones having a lend of us when they appeared on Lateline? 

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An Easter message of hope

Miranda Devine – Sunday, March 31, 2013 (12:52am)

THE Catholic Church has had some bad publicity lately. If it’s not paedophile priests, and dishonest priests, it’s bitter and twisted ex-priests like Paul Collins trying to take revenge on Cardinal George Pell, with defamatory smears during the conclave to choose the new Pope. 

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BIG DIPPER

Tim Blair – Sunday, March 31, 2013 (4:11pm)

Fairfax’s Mark Kenny believes the Prime Minister to be indestructible
The extreme heat of the leadership crisis has established beyond doubt that Gillard, like the liquid-metal cyborg in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, is unstoppable. 
Hmm. Kenny may have forgotten how that movie ends:


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TARGET PRACTICE

Tim Blair – Sunday, March 31, 2013 (3:42pm)

Animal Liberation plans to launch a perv drone on Australian farmers: 
The group says the drone can film from as low as 10 metres above the ground to gather potential evidence of animal abuse.
Spokesman Mark Pearson says the practice will not contravene trespass or privacy laws …
“Farming practices, whether they be illegal or whether they be common farming practices which are to be put into question, such as mulesing and leaving animals without shelter in extreme temperatures, then that is in the public interest,” he said.
“If there is public interest, then that is not an invasion, it is a service to the community.
“The High Court has already dealt with the issue of privacy.
“We’re not interested in people’s personal lives and what’s happening in their homes, but if you have a business which uses animals then that is of public interest, and that’s been dealt with by the High Court.” 
Thanks for the legal lesson, bunny cuddler. Now put down your law books and consider this overriding argument from Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association boss David Warriner: 
“It wouldn’t be hard to shoot a drone down with a shotgun, would it?” 
UPDATE. Shooting drones is easy and fun.

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AN EXXON VALDEZ EVERY YEAR

Tim Blair – Sunday, March 31, 2013 (12:54am)

According to the American Wind Energy Association, some 500 birds hit the rotors in the US every single day: 
The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, a collaboration of government officials, conservationists and industry representatives, more accurately estimates, based on actual data collected from over 100 wind farms nationally, the loss to be 200,000 birds annually. 
That’s close to the number of birds estimated to have been killed by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill – but wind fans believe this level of avian munching to be “most benign”

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Andrew Onassis

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (1:50pm)

I dreamed of one day having fabulous wealth. Now I fear that Labor thinks I’ve succeeded:
LABOR has no plans to lift taxes on the superannuation of ordinary Australians, but the super savings of the “fabulously wealthy” should be debated, Trade Minister Craig Emerson says. 

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Not preconceived Aboriginal elders

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (11:36am)

Free speech, The politics of race
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They are right about the preconceptions.  After-conceptions, too.
But, of course, it is too dangerous for me to discuss further.
(Thanks to reader Carolynne.) 

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The Bolt Report today

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (11:12am)

Say it here.
The Budget is Julia Gillard’s next big hurdle after running out of cash - and already the Rudd camp are digging in.
Banking guru David Murray, the former Future Fund chairman, warns:  “The triple A credit rating fundamentally is being put at risk.”
Peter Reith and Belinda Neal in a fiery debate over boat people. Does the Gillard Government have blood on its hands?
Academics celebrate Easter with readings from the Gospel of St Marx.
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Clips to appear here. Some already up.
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Transcript:
THE BOLT REPORT
31 MARCH 2013
INTERVIEW WITH DAVID MURRAY.
ANDREW BOLT, PRESENTER: David Murray headed the Commonwealth Bank, before becoming first chairman of the Future Fund, in charge of more than $70 billion of the nation’s savings. David, thanks for joining me.
DAVID MURRAY: Thanks Andrew.
ANDREW BOLT: Labor in the May Budget is expected to deliver its fifth deficit in five years, up to $20 billion. How worried should we be?
DAVID MURRAY: Ah, well, I - my concern about it, Andrew, is that the Government itself was taking incredible steps to promise a surplus when there’s a lot of pressure from many sectors on them not to need to do it. And, therefore the Government themselves knew there was an important reason to do it. And that’s got to do with the shape of government finances in Australia generally.
ANDREW BOLT: But Labor’s now gone in six years from a net surplus - surplus of $45 billion - to a net debt of probably $160 billion by the next Budget. Now, what is causing this blowout?
DAVID MURRAY: The main reason for it was the budget deficits, probably from about 2008, 2009 onward. Essentially the spending during the crisis was far too large, and spent on the wrong things, and spending has not been sufficiently well reined in since, and the spending that the Government does undertake is mostly spent on things that are nice and not spent on things that are valuable. In short, the Government in Australia is spending too much money on consumption-related items, and not enough money on investment-related items.

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The Torbay myth collapses

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (6:04am)

The unravelling of Richard Torbay. From Independent hero MP and Speaker to a possible person of interest. 

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Demetriou protests the big sports smear

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:58am)

I’ve said the AFL boss, Andrew Demetriou, should publicly protest at having been used as a prop by the Gillard Government to smear the big sports codes as riddled with drugs, matchfixing and organised crime.
Demetriou now reveals he did make a protest, but a private one:

Demetriou indicated the AFL had expressed its displeasure at the game and clubs being linked to doping allegations when the ACC had publicly presented very little evidence.
“You shouldn’t assume we haven’t said something, James, and you shouldn’t assume that we haven’t done privately,” he said when asked by North Melbourne chairman James Brayshaw if the league felt entitled to defend itself on integrity issues to the ACC.
A reminder: not a single athlete has yet failed a drug test in this investigation. 

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Voters ought to be able to sort that out

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:46am)

Everything else having failed, Mark Kenny suggests Labor try out a new campaign theme:
Simply put, it is that Gillard is indestructible.
The election should test that.
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Speaking of things indestructible. can someone please, please help me deal with this. I’m at my wits end after three years of trying.
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Reader Peter:

I find the herbicide glyphosate - the strong stuff, 360g/L - applied regularly keeps it in check. And for an area that can be blanket sprayed, can kill it off completely. Best time is in spring, when it starts to grow vigorously. Use a strong mix, 1:20, best in morning or late afternoon, never in middle of hot day, as it relies on the plant being its most active to work. Good luck.
But what of the plants next door, my camelias and azaleas?
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Reader Dr Chemical:
Glyphosate is too weak. Go to Bunnings and get a product called “once a year” weeder. The chemicals are simazine and ???. It won’t hurt your other plants if it’s not applied to them.
Reader Joel B1:
Don’t use it on a “spray” setting, instead do as Peter(?) said and use a “jet” setting more like a water-pistol.With care you can get real close to your wanted plants without killing them off too.If you’re really keen you can use a small artists paintbrush to paint it on individual leaves, and the undersides of the leaf too.Try to ensure a good coverage, glyco is systemic so as long as each plant gets a good wetting on a few leaves it’ll kill it.(plus if you’ll have forearms like Popeye if you’re doing more than a few meters!)
Reader Maggie:

It looks like “Wandering Jew”. Super dose of roundup may do the trick but you will need to follow up several times.This will not harm azaleas or camellias unless you spray them directly.I would use a very thick layer of newspaper plus thick layer of mulch to prevent the curse from getting sunshine This will help. By the way an looks very effective in hanging baskets but not over or near garden beds because as Michael Smith says every touch leaves a trace.Persistence will pay off, it is akin to killing a cockroach.
Reader John Bull:
I think thats Wandering Dew. Horrible stuff, I’m always asked to get rid of it.
Is better to spray spring to late summer, but I usually do it all year round. Get some Zero Concentrate from Mitre10. Get some Omo laundry detergent. Mix 1 measured spoon, (spoon is in the box). With 500ml of water. Shake well, leave over night.
Next morning, pour off the watery top part, not the bottom, throw the bottom down the sink, will clean it out, bubbles for miles and makes the wife tizzy. And then you explain you where trying to help, and they smile and think oh he’s wonderful, but he needs me. Mix watery top part with “Zero” (Glyo salts ) 1/10 Ratio. Place in hand held sprayer, and spray gently over the wandering dew.
Wandering dew doesn’t die, because nearly everthing washes off it. Shiney leaves, it’s got like a wax coating. The Omo allows the Glyo Salts to sit on the leaves et cetera.... and do their job, Omo wash off top part will allow it to bind to the plant.14-18 Days dead. Respray twice over the next two - three months......Goodbye Wandering Dew. It’s the only way I have found in 10years.
NOTE: If you happen to spray your camelias and azaleas, well, just be careful. Get some plastic, Mitre10, clear plastic. Drap it over the area to close it off, you only need to worry about the leaves, 1/10 isn’t strong enough to kill the stems by simple light overspray, as both are softwoods .If you do, water it down, with water. After use,wWash plastic, give to a homeless guy, winter is coming. Or build small frame, staple plastic over it to protect orchids over the coming autumn & winter. Or Winter Tomatos / herbs.
The Bull.
(Oops. Weed link fixed.)                      

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The high price of policing the drunk

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:40am)

We really are drowning in booze:

The NSW Police Commissioner says that dealing with alcohol and its effects consumes about 70 per cent of a frontline police officer’s time
Of the nearly 3000 assaults on police each year, seven out of 10 are related to alcohol.

Mr Scipione - a teetotaller - is a severe critic of Australia’s drinking culture. ‘’As a nation, we need to fall out of love with the booze,’’ he said.

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Who doesn’t make you laugh?

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:33am)

So far Rod Quantock leads in the voting, with the Chaser second and Charlie Pickering third. Vote, vote, vote.

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Birds slaughtered in a good green cause

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:28am)


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Importing a violation of our rights

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:20am)

We’ve reached the very limit of multiculturalism as we realise what we’ve imported:

FORCED child marriage, life-threatening domestic violence and dowry abuse are rife in Greater Dandenong and Casey, a welfare agency has warned.
Shakti Migrant and Refugee Women’s Support Group Melbourne, which champions the human rights of women of African and Middle Eastern origin, only opened locally in April, but already is overrun with requests for assistance. Spokeswoman Hiba Casablanca said the system was failing women of multicultural backgrounds…
“We need a specialist refuge catering for the needs of women of colour, run by people who can speak their language and who truly understand and connect with what we’re saying, when we talk about cultural practices that violate our rights.”
I wonder whether a “specialist refuge” will do much to combat “cultural practices that violate our rights” - practices we are importing into the community.
And if it does indeed fail, what is the cost?
(Thanks to reader David.) 

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More millions burned on the warmist altar

Andrew Bolt March 31 2013 (5:09am)

Global warming - general
Green water will drive you broke:
A parliamentary committee has heard it will cost about $15 million more each year to power Adelaide’s desalination plant with renewable energy than it would with fossil fuel.
SA Water has confirmed the use of green energy to power the plant will cost $43.7 more over the next three years.
Under the plant’s operating arrangements, some of its carbon footprint is offset by the purchase of renewable energy certificates.
That’s $15 million a year extra demanded by warmists to make no difference to the climate.
And by 2015, the plant will be one of four mothballed around the country, thanks to the return of rains the warmists said would dry up:

SA Water admitted in October the plant will be switched-off at the beginning of 2015 as soon as its warranty period expires.
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Warmists demand a high price to pretend to make a difference:
The Germans are spending about $110 billion on subsidies for these solar panels… The net effect of all those investments will be to postpone global warming by 37 hours by the end of the century.
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Yet global warming just isn’t following the script:
Met Office figures show that from 1 March to 26 March the UK mean temperature was 2.5C (36.5F) – three degrees below the long-term average.
This makes it the joint fourth coldest in the UK, in records going back to 1910.
(Thanks to readers Hmmm and watty.) 

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happy easter y'all :D
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Oswin Oswald - now fully converted into a Dalek - struggles to accept that she is no longer human, before advising the Doctor to run for his life. Memorable scenes from Asylum of the Daleks, Doctor Who series 7.

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Temple of Poseidon, Sounion Athens - GREECE
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WHAT TYPE OF SICK GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES A NEW TAX TO FORCE UP THE COSTS OF KID'S SWIMMING LESSONS ? Craig Kelly

Photo - At Menai Swim Centre with owner Noel Harris and Ian Macfarlane Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources.

Labor’s Carbon will add $10,000 to the electricity bills of Menai Swim Centre this year alone.

And remember, under Labor’s punishing plans, their Carbon Tax increases every year.

Therefore using Labor’s own modelling, Menai Swim Centre will be forced to pay $100,000 in Carbon Tax charges between now and 2020 to stay open.

So either they increase the costs of children’s swimming lessons(with families in the Menai area being slugged an additional $100,000 to pay for the Carbon Tax on kids swimming lessons) or they close their doors.

Last year 284 Australians drowned - and the 'Australian Water Safety Strategy' is to reduce drowning deaths by 50% by 2020.

But with Labor’s Carbon Tax increasing the costs of swimming lessons for children – this will simply result in less children being able to afford to attend swimming lessons, undermining The Australia Water Safety Council’s target of reducing deaths by drowning in Australia.

So what type of sick Government introduces a new tax to force up the costs of kids swimming lessons ?

Answer – the Gillard Labor Government; the worst, the most dishonest, the most dysfunctional and most divided Government in our nation’s history.


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March 31Easter (Western Christianity, 2013); King Nangklao Memorial Day in Thailand; Cesar Chavez Day in various U.S. states
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We who are alive will put on new bodies like Jesus’ when the trumpet sounds! Check out today's devotional. Be sure to click "like" to help spread the word! Thanks, all!http://bit.ly/ZHdy1i
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He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God (Rom 4:25, NLT).
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So David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your grandfather; and you shall eat bread at my table continually.”—2Sam 9:7

When the people in the palace heard that King Saul and his son Jonathan had died in battle, they panicked, fearful that David was coming to seize the throne. In the hurry to escape, Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s five-year-old son, fell and became lame in both his feet. If only the people had known that David actually loved Jonathan and Saul!

Now, Mephibosheth became lame because of bad news that was based on a lie. Likewise, many believers today are suffering needlessly because they believe the wrong things about God—they do not believe that God is a good God who loves them.

Beloved, God is not out to get you. He knows all about your sins and still loves you—He sent Jesus as the payment for your sins. He says to you, “Don’t be afraid, I will surely show you kindness. I will restore all to you and you shall always eat at My table!” http://josephprince.com/


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