Monday, June 03, 2013

Mon Jun 3rd Todays News

Happy birthday and many happy returns Frank LyAlex Gazinoski andJoanne Vuu. Born on the same day, across the years. The same day in 1982 the Israeli Ambassador to the UK survived an assassination attempt, prompting extreme UN inaction. In 1943, off-duty US sailors fought with Mexican American youths in Los Angeles, spawning the Zoot Suit Riots (I'm not making this up!). In 1781, American Revolutionary War: Jack Jouett made a "midnight ride" to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of coming British cavalry who had been sent to capture them. He was successful and Thommo became Pres much later. I don't know what will happen on your day. Savour it.
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Swan attempts to divert attention with a dead republic

Piers Akerman – Monday, June 03, 2013 (8:10am)

Australians have issues - plenty of them - to deal with in the lead-up to the September 14 federal election.
There is the cost-of-living, there is Labor’s flood of illegal boat people and the consequent $5 billion Budget blow-out, there is the estimated $90 billion Not Bloody Necessary broadband cost (not to mention the new asbestos alarm caused by the NBN Co’s lack of diligence), there is the nebulous Gonski education reform being pushed by the education union ... and anyone who has suffered under six years of hard Labor could list a half dozen more issues without blinking.
But these topics all reflect negatively upon the Gillard gang and her Green and Independent supporters and are rarely visited by the mainstream media and the ABC.
No, they are more interested in non-issues such as homosexual marriage and, can you believe it, the republic?
Some homosexuals may get hot and bothered by the idea that same sex couples can lie about their gender and thus, through some mystical sleight-of-hand, a man can become a wife or a woman become a husband, but most Australians know their apples from their pears.
A banana is not an orange, a man is not a wife and a woman is not a husband.
Same with the republic. This issue was dealt with just over ten years ago by referendum and went down in a screaming heap despite the luvvies enthusiasm for metaphorically beheading the Crown.
But today, Mr Hopeless, Treasurer Wayne Swan will urge his doomed Labor Party to ramp up the process of constitutional change and reinvigorate the debate on the issue.
Former Republican leader Malcolm Turnbull will apparently be at the same book launch.
He should know better.
This is no more than an effort to distract Australia at a critical time in its history.
There is almost zero appetite for talk of a republic when so much more needs to be done to return the nation to some semblance of normalcy.
Swan would not have a clue, Turnbull should have some notion that what is needed today is certainty and a restoration of confidence, not political tricks designed to pander to the Fairfax press and the ABC’s activists.

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HATE SHIRT

Tim Blair – Monday, June 03, 2013 (2:12pm)

Obeying the law is now illegal in England.
(Via CL)
UPDATE. Stubby holders of shame.

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BEWARE OF GREEKS DRAGGING KNUCKLES

Tim Blair – Monday, June 03, 2013 (1:40pm)

US journalism professor Christopher Swindell lashes out at the inhabitants of a Greek island: 
The gun safety debate is B.S. This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk. 
“One would think a Card Carrying Journalist™ would be able to distinguish between a Cretan and a cretin,” notes Instapundit reader Kevin O’Brien. “Evidently not.” Interestingly, an Australian academic – also named Christopher – previously suffered Cretan/cretin identification problems.
(Via sdog)

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COMEDY CONROY

Tim Blair – Monday, June 03, 2013 (1:15pm)

Even the most alert student of chaos theory would struggle to work out the Labor government’s decision-making processes.

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TAKING SIDES

Tim Blair – Monday, June 03, 2013 (12:14pm)

Alfonzo Rachel on the left’s moral confusion. Former leftist Pat Condell similarly speaks out: 



Condell’s views have some support among current leftists, including Peter Tatchell.
UPDATE. Dennis Prager
Here’s a question for Muslims and leftists who buy this argument about the West killing Muslims in Afghanistan: Who are we fighting in Afghanistan?
I thought the Brits and Americans were fighting the Taliban, the people who throw acid in Muslim girls’ faces for attending school, the people who murder nurses who inoculate Muslim children against disease. Now, if fighting the Taliban is to be equated with fighting Muslims, this is a real contradiction of everything much of the Islamic world and virtually all of the left have been contending for years – that the Taliban represent a tiny group of extremists in the Muslim world, and that they have so completely perverted Islam that they cannot even be called Muslims.
Well, you can’t have it both ways. If killing the Taliban is the same as “killing Muslims,” then you can’t argue that the Taliban don’t represent Islam or Muslims.
So, on the issue of the West fighting in Afghanistan, the Muslims and the left need to make up their minds: Is killing the Taliban a service or a disservice to Muslims? This is the first and last question both groups need to answer. Everything else is commentary. 

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CAN’T TALK, CAN’T WRITE

Tim Blair – Monday, June 03, 2013 (12:10pm)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard declares
Today is an historic day for the ACT. Signing up to ?#BetterSchools means brighter futures for students. 
(Via Dan Lewis, who also notes unpleasantness at the Guardian.)
UPDATE. Readers disagree.

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CENTRAL TABLE LAND

Tim Blair – Monday, June 03, 2013 (1:27am)

Apologies for low weekend wordage, but Sally Evans’s 50th birthday in Mudgee was not to be missed. Highlights:
• A beautiful speech from husband Steve Waterson: “I don’t know anybody who has gained so many friends, nor lost so few.”
• An unusually profane wine auction run by brother Toby.
• Food. 

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That’s a whole pig in there, but not for long. Also, cheese.

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But if they’d been 13-year-old girls shouting “ape” they’d have been named and shamed

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (3:38pm)

The ABC reports an unusual crime in Melbourne:
Eleven people were attacked during a home invasion in St Albans, in Melbourne’s north-west on Friday night.
Two men were walking along Adelaide Street when a group of men assaulted them and stole their slab of beer.
The victims ran to their nearby share house and locked themselves inside.
Up to 20 men followed the victims to the house, forced their way in and used a pole and beer bottles to attack the occupants…
The gang stole money and mobile phones during the attack.

A gang of 20 people invading a stranger’s home? Who could possibly have done this?
Ah. One detail is omitted from the ABC report, but released by Victoria Police:


Investigators have been told that the offenders are perceived to be of African appearance and wish to speak to anyone who may have more information about the incident.
Now why would the ABC have omitted that detail, so critical in identifying the alleged perpetrators and understanding such a bizarre crime?
UPDATE
From the Herald Sun, surprisingly, a similar failure to be explicit:
A VIOLENT teenage gang is terrorising Melbourne, with a police specialist armed robbery taskforce admitting the thugs are responsible for 80 per cent of its workload.
The gang, called Kill Your Rivals, is the centre of hundreds of investigations after inflicting frightening violence with knives, sawn-off shotguns, machetes, sticks and screwdrivers at service stations, fast-food outlets, bottle shops, milk bars, hotels and supermarkets.
Gang members are aged 13 to 20 and teen leaders are recruiting from schools.
This, too, seems an unusual development - a kind of wild, us-against-them tribalism that suggests an ethnic based group, probably of relatively recent arrival.
The only clue comes in a fact-box next to the story:

Many members have gang links to New Zealand

But in an earlier Radio Australia report, this important detail - and, yes, it is the ABC this time revealing it:

The majority of the gang members are migrants of Maori or Islander backgrounds. Some have older relatives in jail and/or connections to gangs in New Zealand.
Unless you knew that, this shocking and unprovoked attack on a Sri Lankan man might have been falsely described - again - as an example of Anglo Australian racism by the likes of Eddie McGuire:


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Will Whitey tell us where the Rembrandt went?

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (3:05pm)

The murders, of course, are the most serious part of this trial:
JAMES “Whitey” Bulger is no longer the feared man who swaggered around South Boston and later became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives.
At 83, the bright platinum hair that earned Bulger his nickname is all but gone and his reputed status as the leader of a violent gang has passed…
Bulger would eventually be charged with playing a role in 19 murders but fled in late 1994 after former FBI Agent John Connolly Jr. tipped him off that he was about to be indicted.
But culturally, the most important information that may come out - in evidence or in a bargain - could relate to another crime:
In 1990, two men dressed as police officers broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole a Vermeer, five Degas and three Rembrandts.
The masterpieces and four other paintings stolen that day are estimated to be worth more than $500 million.
Two decades later, the case remains stubbornly unsolved....
But with the arrest… of notorious Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, many in the art world are now asking: Could it provide a break in the greatest art heist in American history?
Rumors have long swirled that Bulger, the head of the city’s powerful Irish American mob at the time, may have played a role—or must have known who did.
The paintings pinched from the once appalling insecure (and still woefully lit) museum include the only major seascape Rembrandt painted:

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The missing Vermeer:

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The museum still awaits the return of the loot to fill the gaps:

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Essential poll: no sign of life for Labor

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (2:45pm)

Groundhog day at Essential Media: Labor 45, Coalition 55.
Interestingly, the Greens primary vote - 11.8 per cent at the election - now bumps along at just 8 per cent.
UPDATE
The poll explains why Gillard Government Minister Jason Clare now chooses to campaign in Liberal blue:

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(Thanks to reader EndGame.) 

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More than 200 boat people today

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (1:42pm)

The last two months have seen more than 100 boat people arrive every day.
This months already looks like more of the same:

A boat carrying more than 200 asylum seekers has been intercepted north of Christmas Island.

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Cleansing Christians from Syria

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (12:10pm)

Anglican vicar Dr Mark Durie reports on a prayer walk in Syria by Dutch Christian Martin Janssen in support of Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi and Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped by Syrian rebels:

After the prayer walk Janssen had the opportunity to meet with Syrian Christian refugees, who told him how they came to flee their homes and villages.  Their village was occupied by rebel forces, who proceeded to announce that they were now under an Islamic emirate, and were subject to sharia law.
The Christian residents were offered four choices:

1. renounce the ‘idolatry’ of Christianity and convert to Islam;
2. pay a heavy tribute to the Muslims for the privilege of keeping their heads and their Christian faith (this tribute is known as jizya);
3. be killed;
4. flee for their lives, leaving all their belongings behind. 
Some Christians were killed, some fled, some tried to pay the jizya and found it too heavy a burden to bear after the rebels kept increasing the amount they had to pay, and some were unable to flee or pay, so they converted to Islam to save themselves.
The scenario reported by Syrian refugees is a re-enactment of the historic fate of Christians across the Middle East. 

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Why not debate Mike Carlton? Because, Peter, he can’t

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (11:54am)

Reader Peter:

I looked up your link today to Mike Carlton’s column. Yet again, he’s long on abuse, short of argument, which is what I’ve come to expect from the Left. Why don’t you invite him onto your show to see if he can back his bluster?
Peter, if I thought he had anything to contribute I’d invite him. But I doubt he’d dare accept after his last attempt to debate me. Bluster, abuse - and a bit of smut - is really all he has, and I suspect he secretly knows it:

While the Left is represented by the likes of Carlton, it loses. 

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Just the kind of fact-checker the ABC would love

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (10:08am)

Paul Sheehan has a very personal reason to doubt the bias or factual accuracy of the ABC’s new fact-checker. 

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Sorry for whacking you, Eddie

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (10:02am)

The politics of race
I APOLOGISE to Eddie McGuire. I’m sorry I attacked him last week, when the screeching New Racists were already bashing him beyond all reason.
Their greatest victim last week was, of course, the 13-year-old girl crucified as the “face of racism” for yelling “ape” at Sydney’s Adam Goodes during the AFL’s Indigenous Round.
(Read full article here.)
UPDATE
Anthony Dillon, co-editor of In Black and White: Australians All at the Crossroads to be launched on Wednesday:
I do not think for one minute that McGuire intended to be nasty towards Goodes. The public has been tough on McGuire, and he has been tough on himself.
Why? For the usual reason: we make others feel guilty so we don’t have to face our own guilt; and we all carry guilt of some sort…
I think in Australia racism is minimal… Australia is a great country to live in, as any number of Aboriginal people will tell you. Let’s not energise racism by giving it more attention than it deserves. To focus on issues like these detracts from more serious issues of physical abuse and neglect, poverty and unemployment, which plague some Aboriginal communities..
Enforced political correctness is fundamentally un-Australian. It runs against the irreverence and healthy realism about any form of constituted authority that is fundamental in the Aussie tradition and arguably comes as much from Aboriginal Australia as anywhere else.
Unfortunately I need to add a disclaimer to help protect Dillon from abuse and legal action: he is himself part-Aboriginal.
Another disclaimer is needed to help protect me from moron‘s abuse and legal action in this new Salem: “part-Aboriginal” is how he defines himself. 

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Call the Fukushima fear-mongers to account

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (10:01am)

The green movement
WHERE are those shameless nuclear hysterics who whipped up the Fukushima panic, now punctured by a United Nations report?
The UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation last week found none of the Japanese public is likely to get sick from the 2011 incident, when a tsunami smashed into the Fukushima reactor.
“It is unlikely to be able to attribute any health effects in the future among the general public and the vast majority of workers,” UNSCEAR it said.
“No radiation-related deaths or acute effects have been observed among nearly 25,000 workers . . . It is unlikely that excess cases of thyroid cancer due to radiation exposure would be detectable.”
Yet remember the free ride the media gave to anti-nuclear alarmists such as Helen Caldicott, who warned Fukushima could make Japan “uninhabitable”?
(Read full article here.)
UPDATE
Damn. I missed an even better scare quote from Caldicott in 2011:

THOSE poor fellows in the reactor vessels trying to do something, and they’re dead men walking. Many of them are going to be dead within two weeks of acute radiation illness. So they are in immediate danger. Everyone else is in long-term danger of getting cancer, or leukemia, or having their genes mutated in their testicles or ovaries to affect future generations.

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Will Soutphommasane, Fairfax writer and academic, apologise for this falsehood?

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (9:34am)

It’s a sport of certain columnist to put words in my mouth to better damn me, but Fairfax writer and Leftist academic Tim Soutphommasane today takes the prize for misrepresentation.
Soutphommasane today claims I described Eddie McGuire’s “King Kong” insult of Adam Goodes as ”evidence of nothing remotely close to racism - it was just silly behaviour”.
This is completely false.
In fact I called it ”racist” and a “slur” which left me “astonished”, given McGuire “knows perfectly well ‘ape’ can be a racially derogatory term”.  Soutphommasane just made things up.
Mind you, that is far from his only flaw as a writer and academic.
I have submitted letters to The Age and Sydney Morning Herald pointing out this clear misrepresentation. Let us see if they have the integrity to correct a falsehood, and whether Soutphommasane has the integrity to apologise.
Again I wonder: if what I say is so clearly wrong or silly, why not attack what I’ve actually said? Why invent?
UPDATE
Gerard Henderson has come across a preview example of Soutphommasane describing a pet caricature rather than the facts. 

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Say no to Canberra control over your town hall

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (8:42am)

Do you think the Gillard Government should get the power to run local councils like it’s run everything else?
Do you trust Canberra politicians to run your dog pound, pick up your rubbish and tend your sports oval?
If you have the slightest doubt - if you have the slightest suspicion that this is a dangerous power grab - go to this new website and sign up:

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Former Defence Minister Peter Reith explains:
Former Councillor, Julian Leeser, will be Convenor of the Vote ‘No’ campaign, with the support of Mr Reith, Dr Gary Johns, Nick Minchin and Tim Wilson.
“We welcome any Australian who wants to stand up to Canberra’s power grab”, Mr Reith said.
“Anyone opposed to this local government referendum can register their interest at:
www.nopowergrab.com.au
“We’re building a broad-based coalition of people, regardless of their political background, to defeat this Canberra power grab. We want organising committee members, activists, donors, anyone prepared to play a part – big or small – to defeat this Canberra power grab”.

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Julia Gillard betrays Emily’s List, despite all it’s done for her

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (8:02am)

What principle won’t Julia Gillard sacrifice for power? Take her support for affirmative action to get more women into Parliament:
Cabinet ministers Jenny Macklin and Penny Wong and minister Catherine King are at odds with Prime Minister Julia Gillard over Martin Ferguson’s successor in Batman, with the trio publicly backing the need for Labor to select a woman.
Ms Gillard is backing Right powerbroker Senator David Feeney, who is parliamentary secretary for defence. She considers him a strong and loyal ally who has performed well....
Ms Macklin on Sunday endorsed the executive manager of Plan International, Mary-Anne Thomas, for the prized Labor seat and made some rare public comments on the party, saying the ALP was failing to meet its rules that required 40 per cent of candidates in winnable seats to be women…
“...I am very concerned that if a woman is not preselected for Batman, the ALP in Victoria will have only 27 per cent of candidates in held seats who are women,’’ Ms Macklin said.
Gillard once would also have backed a woman over Feeney, given she helped found Emily’s List:
She was a founding member in 1996, with her mentor, the former Victorian premier Joan Kirner, and helped write its constitution.
Modelled after a similar pro-choice group in the US, it describes itself as a “financial, political and personal support network assisting in the election of progressive Labor women candidates”. EMILY stands for “Early Money Is Like Yeast”.
Emily’s Lists notes its greatest success:

In those early days, EMILY’s List Australia acted as a watchdog over the ALP’s implementation of the Affirmative Action Rule, ... [saying] the ALP would be best served when there was equal representation of women and men. This led to the launch of the Lift the Target Campaign in.... promoting a rule change to 50/50. Although EMILY’s List Australia did not get its aim, the targeted was lifted and the 40/40/20 rule by 2012 was enshrined as ALP policy.
Gillard is named by Emily’s List as one of the women it helped into Parliament:

EMILY’s List Australia – Current Members of Parliament ... Julia Gillard
But having been helped into Parliament by Emily’s List and its affirmative action activism, Gillard now betrays her sisterhood. He is backing a male loyalist for Batman instead of another Emily’s Lister:

Hutch Hussein, former national convener of political lobby group Emily’s List, which aims to elect female candidates to political office, has also indicated her interest in the seat.
Still, given what a woman is doing to the Labor brand, the times aren’t right to insist on insisting on more female politicians.  

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The wrong unity

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (7:22am)

Multiculturalism at work - with a radio station giving one group of immigrants its own program, telling them to stick together against a nasty host country:

THE African-Australian community has a voice on the airwaves thanks to Collingwood’s community radio station 3CR.
Daniel Haille-Michael hosts African Australian Voice every Sunday ... [and] said the community faced a range of challenges including racism, racial profiling by police and unemployment…
He said the African community was diverse - with different religious beliefs, cultural practices and norms - but many were pushing for a unified voice to address challenges.

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NBN now Labor’s problem, not a boast

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (6:41am)

The main fault seems to lie with Telstra. The political responsibility for handling it will fall on Labor, which will find the brand of its NBN terribly damaged:

THE Gillard government is being urged to send its officials to National Broadband Network rollout sites to conduct checks of subcontractors’ asbestos procedures, a move that could pour more taxpayer funds into the federal workplace safety regulator and add to the $37.4 billion project. 

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Eating the pie, not growing it

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (12:55am)

Henry Ergas:
THERE is one crucial result in the Parliamentary Budget Office’s report on Australia’s fiscal position: from 2001-02 on, the Howard government ran structural budget surpluses every year averaging 1.4 per cent of GDP; while every year it has been in office, Labor has run structural deficits averaging 2.8 per cent of GDP. And even accepting the fog of unreality that is Labor’s latest budget, those structural deficits will persist through to at least 2016-17…
The contrast with Labor could not be more stark. The licence given to union thugs; the imposition of inefficient taxes, such as the carbon tax and the MRRT; the squandering of scarce capital on follies such as the NBN; the proliferation of subsidies, regulation and “green tape”; the resulting crippling of the resource boom: all these slash the economy’s ability to grow and so finance spending commitments. The result is a deterioration in the structural fiscal position under Labor, which may be 2 per cent of GDP worse than the PBO suggests.

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Recommended

Andrew Bolt June 03 2013 (12:39am)

Loved this:
Loving this:

UPDATE
Much as we all like Kevin Spacey, though, can the late Ian Richardson be surpassed for his effortless projection of urbane menace? Readers in comments below seem at one on this.
Mind you, Richardson had the advantage of being British. It’s a cultural thing. 

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When the storms in your life come..ALWAYS REMEMBER, that JESUS is walking towards them and not away! Holly
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Hanna & Ramsay

We met 5 years ago and have been engaged for 2 years- this photo was taken at our engagement by the lovely Frank Farrugia and we would love him to photograph our upcoming wedding in July
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Sorry, long post. The following is a response to an email I sent to the ABC complaints department about the use of the word w**ker at 7.30pm at night, on a Friday when I had let my children have ABC2 on. I find it inappropriate and I am angry. ___________________________________________________________Dear Ms Cavaney

Thank you for your email about the episode of The Roast broadcast on 24 May at 7.30pm on ABC2.

In accordance with the ABC's complaint handling procedures, your concerns have been investigated by Audience & Consumer Affairs, a unit which is separate to and independent of program making areas within the ABC. The role of Audience & Consumer Affairs is to investigate complaints alleging that ABC content has breached the ABC's editorial standards.

We understand that you were offended by an instance of coarse language in this program. 

ABC Television carefully classifies all television programs broadcast on the ABC (other than news, current affairs and sporting events) prior to broadcast in accordance with the Associated Standard on Television Program Classification in the ABC's Code of Practice. As a result of the classification process, this episode of The Roast was classified PG (Parental Guidance recommended for people under 15 years) and was broadcast in a PG timeslot. Subject to the Implementation Guidelines at 7.3.2, PG programs may be broadcast:

· “On weekdays between 8.30am and 4pm and between 6pm and 6am; and

· On weekends at any time except between 6am and 10am”.

This episode of The Roast displayed the PG classification symbol within the first moments of screening to ensure that audience members could make an informed decision about whether or not to view the program. 

In relation to language in PG content, the Code of Practice states:

“Language: Coarse language should be mild and infrequent.”

The Roast is a ten-minute news bulletin that satirises the news of the day. We note that the word ‘wanker’ was used as part of the colloquial putdown “porsche wanker” in the report about the closure of Ford manufacturing in Australia.

On review of the segment, we are satisfied that the use of the word ‘wanker’ in this context was mild and in keeping with the PG classification, and was suitable for broadcast in the PG timeslot at 7.30pm. 

Notwithstanding this, please be assured we regret that you were offended by the word, and your concerns have been noted and conveyed to ABC Television so that they are aware of your feedback. 

For your reference, the ABC's Code of Practice is available on the ABC's website: http://about.abc.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CodeofPractice2013.pdf.

Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you may be able to pursue your complaint with the Australian Communications and Media Authority: http://www.acma.gov.au/.

Thank you for giving the ABC the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

Yours sincerely

Anna Uszko

ABC Audience & Consumer Affairs
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Ben speaks to former Fairfax broadcaster Michael Smith about developments in the AWU scandal. 
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Barack Obama: Don't say 'Islamic terrorism'!

By Paul Austin Murphy

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/06/barack_obama_dont_say_islamic_terrorism.html#.UarRJBxa21A.facebook#ixzz2V8yi67vV
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The NBNCo on Asbestos. Talking to the Australian newspaper during 2010.

From The Australian paper 2010... "NBN is in talks to re-use Telstra's infrastructure, such as pits and conduits, in the $36 billion NBN rollout. But some underground pits and conduits contain asbestos cement, which was used regularly until the 1980s when the then Telecom switched to using plastic. The situation could put further pressure on the NBN Co as it tries to avoid a ***construction costs blowout*** that would slash the already fragile returns from the project and increase the funding requirements.

NBN Co spokeswoman Rhonda Griffin said ***the company had procedures for managing asbestos*** compliant with state and national rules. "Where asbestos is identified or suspected, ***NBN Co contracts the services*** of fully qualified asbestos experts to remove any aged asbestos-containing infrastructure and dispose of it as per all safeguards required under regulation," Ms Griffin said. "Independent hygienists are engaged to monitor any removal."

She said the "costs of asbestos management has been factored in to ***our business case***"."

That looks a LOT like NBN knew about the asbestos, took responsibility to hire services to look after it, and factored in this as a cost.""

That DOES NOT look like a statement from an organisation that can now do a Sgt. Schultz on Asbestos. The NBN HAD PROCEDURES in place to handle the well know problem. They UNDERTOOK to HIRE 'experts' to mitigate the risk. They built this OPERATIONAL COST into their 'business case'.

Gillard and Shorten are lying through their fucking teeth yet again. Am I the only person in this country with a functioning memory? Jesus.....

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Like all good ninja .. you don't know how it happened, or when. It happened
Andy Minh Trieu Yeah when what happened lol?
David Daniel Ball With incredible speed, the ninja can clean himself of flour so that nobody would suspect ..
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Video – Motion Studies #23: Dreaming of Jeannie: John Ford’s STAGECOACH

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/video-motion-studies-23-dreaming-of-jeannie-john-fords-stagecoach/

From now through April, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival will present “Film Studies in Motion”, a Web Series curated by Volker Pantenburg and Kevin B. Lee. This series, available on the festival’s website and Facebook page, presents weekly selections of analytical video essays on the web, in preparation for Pantenberg and Lee’s presentation “Whatever happened to Bildungsauftrag? – Teaching cinema on TV and the Web”, scheduled for April 28 at the festival.
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On last night's 'Justice,' Judge Jeanine Pirro called for Eric Holder to be indicted. Watch one of her fiercest Opening Statements to date:http://tinyurl.com/l99ohe2

Plus, tune in tonight for a LIVE 'Justice with Judge Jeanine' at 9p ET on Fox News Channel!
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John Wayne Swing Out, Sweet Land

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/john-wayne-swing-out-sweet-land/

A star-studded tribute to America starring John Wayne, Lorne Greene, William Shatner, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Hugh O’Brian, Roscoe Lee Browne, Glen Campbell, Greg Morris, Ross Martin, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, Bing Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Celeste Holm, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Tom Smothers, Red Skelton, Leslie Uggams, Dennis Weaver, Ed McMahon and more.
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Slam! Fox News’ Martha MacCallum calls out lapdog media with simple question ==>http://twitchy.com/2013/06/02/slam-fox-news-martha-maccallum-calls-out-lapdog-media-with-simple-question/
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Skirts should be like essays;.

Long enough to cover everything, short enough to keep it interesting. Nam N
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While out teaching a class in night photography tonight I received the terrible news that Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras, and Carl Young all died in the tornado breakout of El Reno on Friday. I'm grief stricken and shocked. They were all the highest caliber of human beings and elegant and humble. They will be sorely missed. M Granz
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My spinach pancakes! Omg they are sooo good!!! #spinach #pancakes #mybreakfast #banana ##sweetpotatos #blueberries
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Photo: IS YOUR SEAT RESERVED?
My seat has being reserved,not with silver and gold but with the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.The Scripture says,"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." —1st Peter 1:18,19 and I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Ga 2:20)
We don't hear enough these days about the precious blood of Jesus,rather money money all the time.He said,seek me first and every other thing will be added unto you.Let the BLOOD cleanse  you of your sins.God bless you.
IS YOUR SEAT RESERVED?
My seat has being reserved,not with silver and gold but with the precious Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.The Scripture says,"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." —1st Peter 1:18,19 and I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me (Ga 2:20)
We don't hear enough these days about the precious blood of Jesus,rather money money all the time.He said,seek me first and every other thing will be added unto you.Let the BLOOD cleanse you of your sins.God bless you.


Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin

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François de Laval

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