Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Happy birthday and many happy returns Helen PymbleMy Sang Le andJackey Luu. Born on the same day as the Queen and my step mother, across the years. That is right, the Queen wasn't born on her birthday. And this year, you weren't born on your birthday either .. you were born years ago.
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Julia Gillard’s carbon tax is hurting families and must be scrapped

Piers Akerman – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (1:02am)

NO matter what Julia Gillard or Greg Combet claim, their carbon tax is a failure and their arguments supporting it are complete nonsense. 

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Boston Marathon terrorists face media blitz

Miranda Devine – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (1:04am)

THE epic rolling story of the hunt for the Boston bombers has been an extraordinary exercise in 21st century media. 

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We need to know if somebody radicalised Boston bombing suspects

Miranda Devine – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (1:02am)

ON the YouTube page of a user with the same name as deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is a video of Sydney firebrand Sheik Feiz Mohammed railing against Harry Potter. 

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SHAKE FIZZ

Tim Blair – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (4:39pm)

News Ltd’s Claire Harvey asks Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus about Sheikh Feiz Mohammed, of whom accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a fan: 
CLAIRE HARVEY: Attorney, you spoke about young men sitting at home watching videos about jihad. We now know the older bomber in this case was a fan of a radical Australian cleric who lives in Sydney called Sheikh Feiz Mohammad. Now the NSW Police have told the Sunday papers today that they talk to him regularly. What’s ASIO doing about this man?
MARK DREYFUS: I think you might also see that those videos were some years old, and Sheikh Feiz Mohammad, in recent months, particularly in the latter period of last year, when there were some quite dramatic demonstrations in Sydney, condemned the use of violence and certainly, as a community leader, he’s someone that’s getting behind the countering violent extremism program that we have in many communities across Australia. 
Some years old, you say? Try just three: 
The videos of Feiz Muhammad promote a radical cleric who, in 2010, called on Muslims to behead the Dutch politician Geert Wilders, according to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. 
Incidentally, now that Sheikh Feiz has official “community leader” status from the government, let’s see him shoulder some of the load presently carried alone by Waleed Aly on The Project, on ABC television, on ABC radio, in Fairfax newspapers, in The Australian, in The Monthly and at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Diversity, please.

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SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Tim Blair – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (2:19pm)

A dog named Tumblr. In Sydney’s inner west, of course.

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EVERYONE HAS LIMITS

Tim Blair – Sunday, April 21, 2013 (1:36pm)

Even superweenie Bill Maher has had enough:



(Via Robert E.)

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Abbott is ready

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (2:29pm)

I don’t know if many people got to see Tony Abbott on Sky this morning with Paul Kelly and Peter van Onselen, who suffered some rougher than usual handling.
I’ve been critical in the past of Abbott’s media persona, but have watched him since grow.
On today’s performance, I’d say he has arrived. Behold the Prime Minister.
UPDATE
Bob Ellis, Labor speech writer, last September:

FOR ABOUT eight days now, Tony Abbott has been in worsening trouble, and he has no hope any more of being Prime Minister.

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Bolt Report today

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (6:01am)






View clips here.
UPDATE
What a goose. I forgot to promote https://twitter.com/theboltreport10
(And then, when I did, I first gave the wrong address. Sorry.)
UPDATE

THE BOLT REPORT
21 APRIL 2013
INTERVIEW WITH GREG HUNT
ANDREW BOLT, PRESENTER: So, why are we spending billions we don’t have to make no difference to global warming – which paused 16 years ago anyway? Joining me is the Opposition Spokesman for Climate Action, Greg Hunt. What is the answer, Greg?
GREG HUNT: Well, the answer is that we now have the highest carbon tax in the world – we are 5.5 - 6 times higher than the European tax. That means we’re paying massively higher electricity prices. Jobs are being exported, and Australia’s emissions are going up, not down. So there’s no purpose to the way this tax is operating, because it’s not doing its job. It’s completely out of kilter with the rest of the world, and then in 2.5 years time, there’s likely to be a massive Budget black hole the size of the Grand Canyon.
ANDREW BOLT: How big?
GREG HUNT: Well, we think $6 billion to $7 billion.
ANDREW BOLT: A year?
GREG HUNT: A year.
ANDREW BOLT: Unbelievable. But that wasn’t actually the answer to my question. Why are we spending billions to make no difference to global temperatures, which have paused for 16 years anyway?
GREG HUNT: The 1990s had the highest of any of the years. The last decade has been the highest decade on record. So people will have different views –
ANDREW BOLT: But it hasn’t risen, that’s my point, and it won’t make a difference. Why are we spending billions to make no difference?
GREG HUNT: Well, the first thing here is that, as Rupert Murdoch said, we think we should give the planet the benefit of the doubt. But the system that the Government has chosen is the worst of all possible worlds. It simply sends our jobs and emissions offshore, it increases the price of electricity, and it doesn’t even do the job. So wherever you stand on the issue of climate change, you can look at the Government’s policy and say, “That’s a dud.” And it’s all based on dodgy figures.
ANDREW BOLT: Well, talking about figures, I’m still wondering what it’s all for. Professor Roger Jones, right, he’s an Australian, and he’s a warmist.
GREG HUNT: Mm hmm.
ANDREW BOLT: He reckons the cut in emissions, that you and Labor both plan, work out, at best, of a cut in temperature of about four-thousandths of one degree by 2100. Four-thousandths of one degree. He’s right, isn’t he?  

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Get yourself a room in cyberspace

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (6:00am)

And ten years from now, what? 

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Don’t mention the “I…m” word

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (5:53am)

Sunrise presenter Andrew O’Keefe:

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And women, too, of course.
UPDATE
Fairfax’s Sun Herald editorialises on the Boston bombers:

Their mother said her elder son got involved in religion about five years ago and believed her sons were controlled by someone else.
What religion that might be is never mentioned. Christianity?
The Sunday Age feels free to mention the bombers were Chechen, but not that they were Muslim:
Despite the cacophony of speculation and political-point scoring, nobody yet knows what drove Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a 26-year-old US citizen of Chechen descent, and his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, to commit the atrocities of which they stand accused… By typecasting and marginalising cultures in the hunt for scapegoats, we risk exacerbating the very alienation that provides fertile ground for radicalisation.

Radicalising of whom? Buddhists?
The Sunday Age really can’t see a pattern here at all:

It should be noted that information that emerged in the hours after Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a police shootout early on Friday didn’t fit into any neat profile, aside from the fact that the suspects were young adult males.
Nothing else in common with the bombers of Bail, London, New York, Boston, Beslan, Moscow and Madrid? Nothing in common with the underpants bomber, the shoe bomber, the dirty bomber? Nothing in common with the more than 20 Australians jailed for terrorism-related offences?
(Thanks to reader Tony T and others.) 

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Gillard? What Gillard?

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (5:37am)

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Not even a home-town hero:

STATE Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has kept his distance from embattled Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a carefully orchestrated (Victorian) Labor Party conference.
In her 10-minute speech to about 500 union and party members, Ms Gillard mentioned Mr Andrews just once…
In his 20-minute speech Mr Andrews did not mention Ms Gillard at all.
Ms Gillard waited outside as Mr Andrews spoke. After he had finished, he sat in the audience, not on stage with other party leaders.
The Prime Minister did not stop to acknowledge Mr Andrews on her way to the stage and the pair stood together only when media asked them to pose while handing out awards.

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The price of border law failure

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (5:21am)

Welcoming boat people doesn’t come cheap. Some of last year’s bills:
- Queensland builder Canstruct: $102.8 million contract for ‘’managing contractor contract for the Nauru regional processing centre’’ between November 8 and the end of this June
- Albatross Hotel Resort: $3.3 million and $1.7 million for hotel rooms for immigration and other staff working at the Scherger detention centre.
- Adagold Aviation: More than $41 million for charter flights from the mainland to immigration hot spots such as Nauru and Manus, Christmas and Cocos islands.
- Toll Remote Logistics: Air charter worth more than $11 million. Toll also charged $2.25 million for a ‘’kitchen rental’’ on Manus Island between October and April, and $1.9 million of ‘’rental of kitchen - refrigeration storage and mobilisation’’ on Nauru between last September and June this year.
- Pillingers Hiring Service: $501,600 to provide ‘’contingency accommodation marquees’’ at Christmas Island between October and December last year when conditions grew crowded.
- Serco Australia: $1.76 billion (it has since been revised up to $1.86 billion).
- Cocos Club: $103,000 for the island’s club (its only pub) providing temporary accommodation for asylum seekers, and cleaning the club afterwards.
- Cocos Islands Co-operative Society: $1.18 million for hire charges for landing aircraft.

The Age is not happy with the claims:

ASIO has made startling allegations - such as plots to kill, training soldiers or terrorists, forging documents and people smuggling - to justify the indefinite incarceration of dozens of refugees as security threats to Australia.
And on they come:

A suspected asylum seeker boat carrying 45 people was intercepted east of Christmas Island this afternoon.
It was the sixth vessel in the past week stopped by Australian border patrols near Christmas Island....
On Wednesday, two boats were intercepted near Christmas Island, one carrying 153 people and the other with 51. The day before, a boat with 97 people was detected.

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Mates rates

Andrew Bolt April 21 2013 (5:13am)

Labor looks after the workers:

...former Labor Victorian premiers John Brumby and Steve Bracks have been touted as candidates for one of Australia’s high-profile overseas posts, Consul-General in New York. The plum role comes with an annual base salary of around $250,000 and luxurious living conditions in a $25 million apartment on the East River.
A large number of former State MPs wiped out in the most recent NSW and Queensland elections have received generous appointments to Commonwealth boards, including former NSW Minister Verity Firth, ex-Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, ex-West Australian Premier Geoff Gallop and one-time Deputy Victorian Premier John Thwaites.
Oops. Should add:

News Limited does not suggest that any of the appointments were made without merit.

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Don't miss 'The Destination of Doctor Who' onUKTV Australia tonight at 6.30pm. What's your favourite location that the Doctor has visited?
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It's not enough to just have hope. We must pursue hope, practice hope, and preach hope.

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The graph ignores the debt spending .. totalling $621 billion on top of the income averaged from the last Liberal budget - ed
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Last week missiles were fired from Sinai at Eilat. Those who fired them apparently are a terror squad that departed Gaza and used the territory of Sinai to attack an Israeli city

We will not reconcile ourselves to this and we will exact a price – this has been our consistent policy the past four years and it will serve us in this case as well - Benjamin Netanyahu
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Find your spot on (or behind) the sofa and get ready for a fright as something is hiding in Caliburn House... 
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Each morning, like clockwork, they board the subway, off to begin their daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

But these aren't just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.

Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.

Scientists believe this phenomenon began after the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, and Russia’s new capitalists moved industrial complexes from the city centre to the suburbs.

Dr Andrei Poiarkov, of the Moscow Ecology and Evolution Institute, said: “These complexes were used by homeless dogs as shelters, so the dogs had to move together with their houses. Because the best scavenging for food is in the city centre, the dogs had to learn how to travel on the subway – to get to the centre in the morning, then back home in the evening, just like people.”

Dr Poiarkov told how the dogs like to play during their daily commute. He said: “They jump on the train seconds before the doors shut, risking their tails getting jammed. They do it for fun. And sometimes they fall asleep and get off at the wrong stop.”

The dogs have also amazingly learned to use traffic lights to cross the road safely, said Dr Poiarkov. And they use cunning tactics to obtain tasty morsels of shawarma, a kebab-like snack popular in Moscow.

With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy – and scraps.

Dr Poiarkov added: “Dogs are surprisingly good psychologists.”

SOURCE : http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2372125/Wild-dogs-that-commute-from-suburbs-to-scavenge-in-city.html

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Celebrated with the Croatian community this afternoon with the Hon Tony Abbott MP Leader of the Opposition. Many other Liberal colleagues were present, the Croatian community made us feel very welcome - thank you all! - Isabelle White Lib Candidate for Chifley
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New way to serve potatoes, love it!!

Just mash potatoes plain with butter or you can add yummy ingredients like cooked bacon, cheese, parsley, green onion, garlic, etc. Stuff in to a greased muffin tin, run a fork along the top and brush with melted butter or olive oil. Bake at 375 degrees or until tops are crispy and golden.

Yes we still need carbs in our diet even when we are trying to lose weight so this is a great way to stick with portion control!!!

Also remember there are varying sizes in muffin pans so you can choose the serving size!! Using mini muffin tins you can turn this into a healthy alternative to chips or wedges too. You still get the soft potato centre with the crunch on the outside without all the fat!!!!

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from Larry Pickering
Dear Ms Gillard,

I've just watched you on The 7:30 Report lecturing the interviewer, Leigh Sales, on the "...roit thing to do..." for our kids on education. 

As a parent, something you will never be, I'll decide what the 'right thing to do' for my children is. I don't need your nanny advice, thanks anyway.

My wife and I are providing excellent education for my children without your cash-splash interference with our money.

If you were genuinely concerned for our children, not just as a political tool, or for a self-serving legacy, you'd not leave my children with a burdensome debt you've imposed on them in a few short years - a $10-$20 billion deficit and a $350 billion debt, and growing at a worryingly out of control rate.

Ms Gillard, you are the last person I would want to advise me on what the 'roit thing to do' is for my children, a condescending
phrase you repeated ad nauseam on tonight's program.

Thanks again for the condescending advice, but no thanks.

Yours sincerely,
Paul Zanetti

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Tombstone (Full Movie)

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/tombstone-full-movie/

Tombstone is a 1993 American Western directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre (who was also the original director, but was replaced early in production) and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, and Dana Delany, in supporting roles. The film is based on events in Tombstone, Arizona, including the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Earp Vendetta Ride, during the 1880s. It depicts a number of western outlaws and lawmen, such as Wyatt Earp, William Brocius, Johnny Ringo, and Doc Holliday.
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I feel the dichotomy drawn is bad. I feel that Islam is badly served by terrorists and leaders. It is sad that their leaders only rarely defend their religion and not those terrorists in the name of Islam. The Uncle of the Boston Bombers was right to do so, few Islamic leaders have done so. I don't blame Islam. I look forward to the day when Islamic leaders rise who are not spineless cowardly murderous thugs. One indicator will be a willingness to have peace and collaboration with Israel .. an apology for past transgressions would be good too. I'll understand if they wish to spit on the face of Jimmy Carter for endorsing a view of Islam for which believers must be ashamed. - ed
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Check out this timeline of 65 years of Israeli inventions from our book, Tiny Dynamo--reprinted here by The Times of Israel!http://bit.ly/118DgwG
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Guard your heart against fear and worry, and watch God guard everything else for you! Check out more in today's devotional and be blessed! http://bit.ly/10yiztA
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Today, God gives you preferential treatment you don’t deserve just because you are the apple of His eye!
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“...and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”—Matt 1:23

Beloved, God is always with you, every single moment of every single day. That is why His name is Immanuel, which is translated “God with us”.

At work, see the Lord with you, guiding you during your discussions, bringing clarity and wisdom to you. If you’re a homemaker, see Jesus there with you imparting His love, patience and strength to you to be the best parent for your kids, even as you are busy with your laundry, cooking, or helping your kids with their homework.

When you are conscious of His presence, you will experience a peace that gives you rest, a rich joy in your spirit, and an empowerment that nothing in this world can offer. You will begin to see Him prosper you in all that do!http://josephprince.com/

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Henry VIII of England

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