Thursday, April 04, 2013

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Gay mafias exposed as world-class rule benders

Piers Akerman – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (7:35pm)

THE hand-flapping hysteria generated by the planned removal of the rainbow-coloured Taylor Square crosswalk is symptomatic of a politically correct push by the noisy end of the homosexual lobby to inflict its narrow agenda on the broader community. 

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Climate scaremonger Flannery faces extinction

Piers Akerman – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (6:05am)

THE climate is changing for weather scaremonger Tim Flannery.

Under a Coalition government, Flannery, palaeontologist and former Australian of the Year, is likely to be out of a job.

Talking to 2GB’s Ray Hadley yesterday, Opposition leader Tony Abbott said he would dump the Climate Commission which Flannery heads along with four other federal bureaucracies set up by Labor to comfort warm and fuzzy Green and Labor voters.

Abbott has pledged to abolish Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, which had its genesis in the greatest lie of her political career and which is in turn has been justified by some of the most fraudulent, manipulated scientific data seen in modern times.

‘’When the carbon tax goes, all of those bureaucracies will go and I suspect we might find that the particular position you refer to goes with them,’’ Abbott told Hadley on Wednesday.

‘’It does sound like an unnecessary position given that the gentleman in question gives us the benefit of his views without needing taxpayer funding.’’

Flannery is a serial scaremonger. He predicted a prolonged drought for Australia before it received record rains, he predicted the Arctic would be ice-free two years ago.

Now he says that ignoring or “shooting the messenger will not reduce the threat of climate change, it will just mean that Australia is less prepared”.

Flannery lives in another universe – albeit on the taxpayers’ account.

Abbott lives in the real world and understands that with the carbon tax gone there will be no need for four huge bureaucracies to support it.

“When the carbon tax goes all of those bureaucracies will go and I think you’ll find that particular position you’re referring to will go with them,” Abbott said.

Abbott is considering dumping the Howard government’s renewable energy target, which he says is “significantly increasing the cost of power”.

Speaking to Sky News last night, he equivocated on his previous support for the scheme, which aims to ensure 20 per cent of electricity comes from renewable sources by 2020.

“There is going to be a serious review of this, should there be a change of government,” he said. “We’ll wait for the review before deciding what we do, but I take your point that renewable energy is increasing the price of power.”

No-one should be sorry to see the hysterical Flannery and his hysterical alarmist predictions go the way of the extinct animals he studies.

No-one should be sorry to see the hugely expensive, taxpayer-subsidised green energy made extinct. 

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BACK TO 2007

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (3:46pm)

Julia Gillard is now fighting the Howard government. Tactical genius!

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RADIO YOU CAN RELY ON

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (2:05pm)

Finally fed up with forgetful Andrew Bolt, 2GB has asked me to take over on tonight’s show with Steve Price at 8.00pm.

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WE WERE NOT INFORMED

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (5:43am)

Peter Garrett, Labor’s blunder-prone celebrity seizure dancer, does it again
Schools Education Minister Peter Garrett has exaggerated low literacy levels among Australian students by claiming 30 per cent of pupils entering high school “can’t read or write properly” …
Mr Garrett’s spokeswoman said the statistics, provided to the minister by the department, were based on the Literacy Standards in Australia report, released in 1997.
When asked if it was misleading to use the old report, Mr Garrett’s spokeswoman said “we were not informed it was outdated”. 
Surviving Midnight Oil fans say the same thing.

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LADYPAGE KITCHEN RAGE

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (5:39am)


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MESSENGER SHOT

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (5:33am)

Tim Flannery reacts to news of his impending removal as Chief Climate Crybaby: 
‘’Ignoring it or shooting the messenger will not reduce the threat of climate change, it will just mean that Australia is less prepared,’’ he said. ‘’We’d be living in the past to think that Australia did not need to prepare for a changing climate.’’ 
Flannery’s messages do a pretty good job of shooting themselves. That report was from Fairfax’s Ben Cubby, lately demonstrating his usual consistency.
UPDATE. Screaming petticoat Graham Readfearn is a dead-set Doof
The Australian publishes James Delingpole’s call for climate “alarmists” to face court with power to issue death sentence 
No, he didn’t. Delingpole wrote
The climate alarmist industry has some very tough questions to answer: preferably in the defendant’s dock in a court of law, before a judge wearing a black cap. 
Weren’t we knuckle-dragging, literal-minded right-wing types meant to be the ones who struggle with language? By the way, recall that Readfearn was among the few even on his own hand-flapping side who supported this:

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AN OFFER THEY CAN’T RENEW

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (5:29am)

Sicilian renewable energy activist Vito Nicastri loses some assets
The seizure of a record 1.5 billion euros from a Sicilian businessman known as “Lord of the Wind” has put the spotlight on Mafia money-laundering through renewable energy ventures …
The haul included no fewer than 43 wind and solar energy companies and around 100 properties including swank villas with swimming pools in Sicily’s western Trapani region, along with cars, a catamaran and bank accounts, the interior ministry said …
Opposition Senator Giuseppe Lumia lamented: “The Cosa Nostra has managed to infiltrate the wind energy sector in the past few years by taking advantage of bad policies and bad bureaucracies.” 
The case dates back to 2010. According to Arturo de Felice, head of Italy’s anti-Mafia agency: “This is a sector in which money can easily be laundered."
(Via J.F. Beck)

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WHERE DEMOCRACY COMES LAST

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (5:14am)

Greens may be old, but anti-democratic movements elsewhere have youth on their side: 
A larger number of young Pakistanis believe the country should be governed by Islamic law rather than by democracy, a British survey shows.
The survey, issued on Wednesday by the British Council, found 38 per cent of Pakistanis between the ages of 18 and 29 thought Shariah law was the best political system for Pakistan.
Thirty-two per cent chose military rule, and democracy came in last with 29 per cent. 
Democracy in Pakistan is almost as popular as Labor is in Australia. Happier news from Afghanistan, where villagers are sticking it to Shariah sandbots
An uprising against the Taliban that began last month in this southern Afghan village has now spread through dozens of others, according to residents and Afghan and American officials, in the most significant popular turning against the Islamist insurgents in recent years …
Isolated uprisings against the Taliban have been reported in several different parts of Afghanistan over the past 18 months. But the revolt in Panjwai is considered significant because it is the first in southern Afghanistan, in the spiritual heartland of the Taliban movement, where the group’s influence had endured despite repeated operations by American and NATO forces. 

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CHAV OR ELITE

Tim Blair – Thursday, April 04, 2013 (1:47am)

What type of British person are you?

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Will Gillard destroy Labor, too?

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (12:43pm)

Is Julia Gillard doing to Labor what she did to the Australian Union of Students?
From her official site:
In 1983 she was elected national Education Vice-President of the Australian Union of Students (AUS) and moved to Melbourne to complete her degree at Melbourne University. Later that year, she was elected President of the AUS.
What happened next:

The AUS was then totally dominated by the extreme left. In 1983 — the year she was elected AUS president — an AUS annual council defeated heavily a call to oppose “all acts of terrorism and political violence” (AUS Annual Council 1983: motion N28).
Furthermore, the AUS annual council declined to recognise the rights of religious clubs and societies at universities to “express their views on campus” or to have access to campus facilities (AUS Annual Council 1983: motion N34).
The AUS declared 1983 to be the International Year of the Lesbian.
It also adopted a policy on prostitution which said, in part: “Prostitution takes many forms and is not only the exchange of money for sex. … Prostitution in marriage is the transaction of sex in return for love, security and house-keeping.” (Quoted by Helen Trinca, The Australian, April 6, 1984, p.7).
This bizarre statement made headlines across Australia. Anti-AUS student activists produced posters with the slogan: “AUS says your mother is a prostitute!”
By early 1984, not only Liberals, but moderate Labor and Jewish students, were campaigning vigorously to abolish the AUS. While Julia Gillard and her left-wing colleagues were defending the union, campus after campus was seceding from it, depriving it of funds and bringing about its rapid collapse.

A different take, from the Green Left Weekly:
In 1977-78, AUS’s travel service, AUS Travel, was caught up on a technicality relating to rules governing the institution of travel companies. Hundreds of AUS travellers were stranded in different countries because airlines wouldn’t honour their tickets. This debacle was organised by the government because of the success of the TEAS campaign.
AUS died soon after because it thought it couldn’t do without its services arm. Instead of cutting its losses, it bankrupted itself trying to bail out the travel company…
The ALP let AUS go down because it was gearing up for a term in federal office and didn’t want a left-controlled union which would present any block to the massive economic restructuring it planned to carry out in the interests of capital.

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Morgan poll: Labor 41 per cent to 59

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (10:55am)

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It’s all downhill, says the Roy Morgan poll.
(Thanks to reader band wagon.) 

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A union of hypocrites

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (10:07am)

Fine for unions but not for bosses:
A SECOND major union has admitted employing overseas workers on 457 visas, with the Maritime Union of Australia revealing last night that foreign workers had been engaged from “time to time” by the union.
Employers and the Coalition yesterday accused Transport Workers Union leader Tony Sheldon of “rank hypocrisy” after The Australian revealed he had recruited overseas workers to fill three key positions in his union…
The MUA ... said given the “international responsibilities” of Paddy Crumlin, the union’s national secretary and president of the International Transport Workers Federation, “there are occasions from time to time where international expertise is needed to support the secretary’s work"…

But the union would not say how many overseas workers had been employed on 457 visas and whether they were still working for the union.

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Three Oppositions, no real PM

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (10:02am)

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AUSTRALIA now has three strong opposition leaders trying to replace one truly disastrous Prime Minister.
The opposition leader threatening Julia Gillard most immediately is, of course, the one campaigning against her divisive “class war” talk.
He’s the one attacking her mad plan to loot people’s super for more spending money, accusing her of “scaring people about their earnings” with a scheme “tantamount to taxing people’s retirement surpluses”.
I’m referring, of course, to opposition leader Simon Crean, until two weeks ago one of Gillard’s strongest defenders in Cabinet. 

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Flannery’s warnings aren’t really worth hearing

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (8:58am)

Tim Flannery contemplates Liberal plans to scrap his Climate Commission and dump him with it:
Ignoring it or shooting the messenger will not reduce the threat of climate change, it will just mean that Australia is less prepared.
Actually, shooting this messanger (metaphorically) might leave Australia less prepared for what doesn’t actually happen anyway.
Flannery in 2007 warned us to prepare for a permanent drought:
So even the rain that falls isn’t actually going to fill our dams and our river systems, and that’s a real worry for the people in the bush.
Australia prepared for drought, but got floods.
In 2007, Flannery warned us to prepare for cities running out of water:
Over the past 50 years southern Australia has lost about 20 per cent of its rainfall, and one cause is almost certainly global warming. Similar losses have been experienced in eastern Australia, and although the science is less certain it is probable that global warming is behind these losses too. But by far the most dangerous trend is the decline in the flow of Australian rivers: it has fallen by around 70 per cent in recent decades, so dams no longer fill even when it does rain ...

In Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane, water supplies are so low they need desalinated water urgently, possibly in as little as 18 months.
So Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane - plus Melbourne, too - prepared by urgently building those desalination plants, only to see the rains return and fill our dams and rivers systems. Three of those plants are now mothballed and the other will be as soon as the warranty period ends.
In 2007, Flannery warned Australia to prepare for global warming by investing in geothermal power, such a ”relatively straightforward” technology that he himself had invested in a geothermal firm, Geodynamics:

The social licence of coal to operate is rapidly being withdrawn globally… There are hot rocks in South Australia that potentially have enough embedded energy in them to run Australia’s economy for the best part of a century. They are not being fully exploited yet but the technology to extract that energy and turn it into electricity is relatively straightforward.
The Rudd Government heeded the message and in November 2009 prepared for coal’s banning by giving Geodynamics $90 million of your money.

Geodynamics is pleased to announce the award by the Federal Government of $90 million in funding under the Renewable Energy Demonstration Program.
But Geodynamics, plagued by technical problems and floods, saw its share price just kept sliding from the time that grant was announced (green dot):
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Frankly, I don’t think we can afford this messenger’s warnings.
UPDATE
Murry Salby, professor of climate at Macquarie University, trashes Flannery latest wild claims - that we’ve had an “Angry Summer” caused by global warming:

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The Climate Commission bases its claims on a selection of temperatures from the latest reincarnation of the record of surface thermometers, recently regenerated by the government-funded Bureau of Meteorology.
The surface record ... Is certainly not robust. The bureau’s record is routinely readjusted… And if the adjustments are understood, it is by few, if any, outside the bureau…
Even exclusive of uncertainties surrounding its adjustment, the surface record suffers from two intrinsic limitations:
- ...Operational thermometers historically have been installed in association with human settlement. Station measurements are therefore biased through the so-called urban heat island effect…
- Owing to Australia’s sparse population, historical records of temperature are concentrated in a small fraction of the continent.
One record averts these limitations: satellite measurements from microwave sounding units and advanced microwave sounding units provide continuous coverage of Australia, with uniform sampling of the continent…
Figure 1 displays the record of Australia mean temperature during January (blue) in its anomalous value (the departure from the long-term average January temperature). Last January was warmer than recent Januaries, but hardly unprecedented… And even during the relatively short satellite era, two Januaries were warmer. Superimposed is anomalous summertime temperature (red). It is even less remarkable. Near the three-decade average, it is no more significant than in preceding years. Neither record evidences a sustained shift in the continental baseline.
Figure 2 displays the record of anomalous temperature for all months. It places the summer of 2012-13 into perspective. Anomalous temperature (red solid circles) lies well within the envelope of other warm anomalies during the preceding three decades. Cold anomalies are just as numerous. If anything, they are even stronger.
For many on Australia’s eastern seaboard, this summer was not anomalously hot but, rather, anomalously cool and wet.
UPDATE
Another messenger is shot in Sicily after helpfully preparing the locals reduce the threat of climate change:

Italian police say they have confiscated mafia assets $1.7 billion - the biggest seizure of its kind in history.
The multi billion-dollar haul included the seizure of 43 wind and solar energy companies, 98 properties and 66 bank accounts belonging to Vito Nicastri, a businessman described by authorities as a frontman for the Sicilian Mafia.
Nicastri, 57, was once dubbed ‘Lord of the Wind’ for his holdings in wind farms which prosecutors say were funded by extortion, drug sales and other illicit activities.
Three years ago, investigators found the mafia was engaged in a massive eco-scam, claiming generous grants for investment in wind-power and environmentally- friendly businesses.
“This is a sector in which money can easily be laundered,” Arturo de Felice, head of Italy’s anti-mafia agency, told local media.
(Thanks to readers Peter, turtle and James.) 

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Lots, little, whatever: it’s too much for Fairfax

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (8:44am)

When the facts, change do you change your opinion?
Not if you are Fairfax economics commentator: 
Fairfax economics correspondent Peter Martin, in the print editions yesterday: 
THINK about an executive on $1 million a year. Not quite one of Joel Fitzgibbon’s “battlers”, but someone several rungs above. His or her company pays a legislated $90,000 a year into a super fund of their choice, the payment is taxed at just 15 per cent. So instead of paying $41,850 in tax, the executive pays just $13,500. The gift from the tax system is $28,350.
Spot the difference. Fairfax online yesterday:

THINK about an executive on $1 million a year. Not quite one of Joel Fitzgibbon’s “battlers”, but someone several rungs above. His or her firm pays a legislated maximum of $17,190 per year into a super fund of his or her choice; the payment has until now been taxed at just 15 per cent. So instead of paying $7993 the executive pays just $2578. The gift from the tax system is $5415.
From the original article:
IN the last budget the government promised to boost the tax rate for very high earners to 30 per cent, cutting the size of the gift to a still substantial $14,850.
Online:
IN the last budget the government promised to boost the tax rate for very high earners to 30 per cent, cutting the size of the gift to a still substantial $2836.
In the online version:

CORRECTED: The original version of this article said $90,000 of the million-dollar earner’s salary could be paid in super. The maximum super contribution base means the maximum an employer can contribute is $17,190 a year. The calculations have been adjusted to reflect this.
One paragraph that didn’t change in the original version or the corrected one:

That it took Labor so long to at least recognise the need to more properly tax millionaires is an outrage. That didn’t go further is a disgrace.
Fairfax readers aren’t impressed:

Reader Seamus O’Connor, of Potts Point, comments: 
AMAZING how ridiculous this article read before the correction. I was so confused I thought maybe the rain this morning had addled my brain. How can someone write you receive $90,000 in super as a compulsory contribution when they’re supposed to be an economics correspondent. This is something you can’t write off as a simple mistake. Nevertheless, surely the rest of the argument is totally hollow when you have to adjust your “gift” from $28,000 to $2836. You can’t make a correction of this magnitude and not have it totally invalidate the . . . argument. However, the writer has changed nothing in the article except the value of the “gift”. How is that possible? The effective core fact that gave rise to the article is demonstrably wrong, yet the argument it spawned is still valid? I think not. 
Reader Terry comments:
SOMEONE on $300k pays about $113k a year income (little or no govt benefits) tax yet someone on $50k a year pays about $7700 income tax (plus govt benefits). The person on $300k pays 14 times more tax for six times the wage than the person on $50k. Look at the whole tax paid by a person before using class warfare to tax high income earners more.

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Blowing billions, dying for millions

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (8:23am)

Treasurer Wayne Swan says his planned raid of people’s super savings - a plan now causing Labor such pain - wouldn’t actually raise much money:

The fact is that we have a substantial savings task in this Budget and whatever changes are made in super will not be making a significant contribution to that savings task.
All political pain, little financial gain:

Mr Swan would not confirm the likely targets ... in the wake of reports that changes would affect only the top 1-2 per cent of workers, earning about $240,000 or more…
The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling estimates there are about 190,000 people in the top 2 per cent earning incomes of more than $240,000 a year…
The government last year said it would raise $946.5 million over three years by raising the contributions tax from 15 to 30 per cent for those earning more than $300,000 a year, but could adjust the pending legislation to extend that to others.
Industry experts told The Australian yesterday that widening the change to those earning $240,000 or more would raise an additional $250m each year.
Another option would be to apply a higher tax on super fund earnings for those in the top 2 per cent, but experts said this would raise only a modest amount because those with the highest incomes do not necessarily have the biggest account balances.
This from a Government trying to plug a deficit this year tipped to be anything up to $20 billion.
Julia Gillard seems unable to learn from her disasters:

By preparing to change, yet again, the rules for taxing superannuation, the federal government is setting itself up for its third tax disaster. Like the carbon tax and the resources tax, the changes in the super tax regime are likely to be both politically costly, despite government claims that the changes will be targeted at the wealthy, and yield very little revenue.

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Is this about child abuse, or a church?

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (8:19am)

THERE’S a smell of burning Christian. And the royal commission into child sexual abuse in institutions is stoking a hot fire.
The commission opened yesterday with ominous warnings that suggest the Catholic Church will be under serious ideological attack. 

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Crean’s Opposition steps up attack on Prime Minister

Andrew Bolt April 04 2013 (7:59am)

Opposition Leader Simon Crean has already attacked the Gillard Government’s plans to raid superannuation and its class war talk.
Opposition frontbencher Ed Husic has attacked the Prime Minister for giving $20 million to Disney producers to make a film here.
Now another frontbencher of the Crean Opposition attacks the Government:
FORMER human services minister Kim Carr has declared Labor’s controversial cuts forcing single mothers on to the dole a mistake, saying efforts to save $700 million had triggered a debate about the inadequacy of Newstart that could potentially cost the budget billions…
Mr Crean, another Rudd supporter, told The Australian Labor should lead in this area, and that cutting single mothers off their pensions without the support to get them into jobs had been a policy mistake.
(Thanks to reader Peter.) 

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Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof

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Marilyn Monroe....the worlds biggest icon! Her tummy isn't tightly toned, her thighs touch, her arms aren't skinny, she has stretch marks and her boobs aren't perky. She is known as one of the MOST BEAUTIFUL women in history. 
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People try to pin me down as to what kind of photographer I am… one who does night time photography, or light painter… perhaps a landscape, or maybe seascape… city scape, rural, urban, or storm chasing photographer. A portrait artist or a sometimes residential, and/or wedding photographer… sometimes instructor...

Here's what I am… a hummingbird photographer!
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The National Bird Of India
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All kidding about Gerald the Giraffe aside,

It was great to be able to speak with the owners and staff at East Hills Child Care Centre yesterday about the issues they are currently experiencing under this Labor Government. 

The huge increase in paperwork that has been dumped on the staff is actually taking staff away from the task of looking after the kids. 

It was good to be able to give them the hope that a Coalition Government plans to ask the productivity commission to complete an urgent inquiry into the industry and we will work with the industry to deliver affordable and flexible childcare for every family in Hughes and across Australia.
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NEVER MIND THE FACTS - Cyclones are not increasing.

The pro-carbon tax alarmists have been out in force again this week, claiming “extreme weather events are become more frequent and severe”.

The only problem is that the empirical evidence on cyclones does not support this.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology's own website rebutts the alarmist statements of Mr. Flannery's Climate Commission:

“Trends in tropical cyclone activity in the Australian region (south of equator; 105 - 160°E) show that the total number of cyclones has DECREASED in recent decades. However, the number of stronger cyclones (minimum central pressure less than 970 hPa) has NOT declined. " [nor have the increased].

The Bureau then produce the attached chart, which mysteriously finishes in 2005.

If this chart included the cyclone data for 2006 to 2011, it would show that Australia has been very fortunate in that we’ve had LESS serve cyclones in recent years (2 in 2010, 4 in 2009, 3 in 2008 and 3 in 2007) - a fact that doesn't fit with the alarmist mantra.

Australia will experience serve cyclones again, like Cyclone Tracy that destroyed Darwin in 1974 - and the even more devasting Cyclone Mahia that hit northern Qld in 1899 that caused a tsunami estimated at 14.6m that swept 5km inland and killed over 400 people.

So should we spend tens of billions of dollars, and wreck the economy, hoping delay any global warming by a few days - or should we instead spend that money preparing to deal with the inevitable cyclones that our history tells us will strike again ?

And can we have this debate with misleading and alarmist falsehoods.

Links of Interest;
Tropical Cyclone Trends
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/climatology/trends.shtml

Cyclone Mahina 1899
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Mahina

Decline in Hurricanes in US
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/09/05/dont-believe-the-global-warmists-major-hurricanes-are-less-frequent/

http://www.real-science.com/insurance-companies-hiding-decline-major

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Miss Doris Day
Pillow Talk (1959)
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Israel Bashing Fiction Creator of the week, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, spends so much time demonising Israel and defaming the only Jewish State in the world by false allegations of Apartheid, that he forgets to minister to those Palestinian Christians who have been persecuted by Hamas , other Islamists and to those Christians continually persecuted in the Arab worlds such as Saudi Arabia.
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lol, "corrected by good men with rifles"
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North Star last night over Flagler Beach, FL.

126 stacked exposures
f/6.3
25 seconds (52 min total)
ISO 2000

Better...
http://500px.com/photo/29955121

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April 2, 2013 - Photo of the Day - A fantastic day of chasing yesterday in the Texas panhandle. This is one of my favorite shots of the chase from just southeast of Quanah, Texas. This storm had 2" hail and tried a few times to produce a tornado, but could never quite get it together. See it bigger: http://tinyurl.com/d8teuts 
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SaguaroPictures.com
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I took a ton of photos here. This is just a quick preview. — at Big Sur California.
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A return to the bridge called Bixby. Last time I was there, it was a moonlit night… tonight it was fog and darkness. I was only able to get this one picture. The rest turned out close to black at the same exact settings. — at Bixby Bridge - Big Sur.
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TRUE LOVE ..(A Doctor's note) Must Read n share :)

It was approximately 8.30 a.m. on a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his eighties arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9.00 a.m.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat. I knew it would take more than an hour before someone would to able to attend to him. I saw him check his watch anxi...ously for the time and decided to evaluate his wound since I was not busy with another patient.

On examination, the wound was well healed. Hence, I talked to one of the doctors to get the supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

We began to engage in a conversation while I was taking care of his wound. I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment later as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no and said that he needed to go to the nursing home to have breakfast with his wife.

I inquired about her health. He told me that she had been in the nursing home for a while as she was a victim of Alzheimer's disease. I probed further and asked if she would be upset if he was slightly late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was and she had not been able to recognize him since five years ago.
I asked him in surprise, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"
He smiled as he patted my hand and said, "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

I had to hold back my tears as he left.
I had goose bumps on my arm, and I thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

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Justin going for extra large jumps in his extra large pants! ✊ #team9lives #9livesparkour #sydney #pyrmont #parkour #freerunning #filmmaking
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This is a grassroots PAC like no other. We are going to harness the incredible energy of millions of Tea Party Americans and hold both Republican and Democrat politicians accountable.
However, it won’t be easy.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group that endorsed now-Democrat Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio for senate in 2010, has pledged to spendmillions helping tax-and-spend Republicans win nomination fights next year.
Then, in the pages of The Hill newspaper, a former top GOP aide in the House called for the purge of Tea Party Members of Congress from the Republican Party!
And then, an anonymous senior Republican declared to the Politico news website that their plan was to “marginalize the cranks, haters and bigots — there’s a lot of underbrush that has to be cleaned out.”
The Republican Political Establishment hates the Tea Party and doesn’t want us holding them to account. Its members won’t give up their power or perks easily.
That’s why we’ve created this special PAC. To fight back, and fight back hard.
We need to recruit 5000 donors in the next week!
I’m counting on you. Thank you in advance for your help!
Sincerely,

Jenny Beth Martin 

Chairman 

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund
 
PAID FOR BY THE TEA PARTY PATRIOTS CITIZENS FUND
NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE'S COMMITTEE
HTTP://TEAPARTYPATRIOTSCITIZENSFUND.COM

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We’ll have to assume based on Piers Morgan’s interpretation of the limits of the Second Amendment that, if there’s a problem at Casa del Gun Control, his hired security will arrive armed with nothing more than muskets...

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