Sunday, June 16, 2013

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Plan to recognise local government in Constitution a ‘dangerous move’

Piers Akerman – Sunday, June 16, 2013 (10:16am)

AS a very basic rule of thumb I am suspicious of most people who put themselves forward as a candidate for local government. 


Kevin Rudd’s opponent quietly chips away

Miranda Devine – Sunday, June 16, 2013 (10:15am)

ALL the busy work Kevin Rudd is putting into his blitzkrieg of Labor marginal seats might make you think he has his own seat of Griffith locked up. 


Kevin Rudd’s battle to woo back the public

Miranda Devine – Sunday, June 16, 2013 (10:14am)

KEVIN Rudd’s love affair with the public is quite something to behold. It is at once studied and spontaneous, fun and funny. He makes people laugh. He is an event.
His appeal is part fame and personal magnetism and partly due to the enormous phalanx of cameras and fluffy microphones which move in concert with him, creating a great bristling organism, all hard black metal on the outside, with a shining golden head at its heart.
He is energised by the thrusting machinery, the tripping cords, the chattering camera shutters, and flapping notebooks of the media he has summoned to follow his triumphal parade through Labor electorates.
It is his signal to his colleagues that he is back. He is showcasing his wares and forcing a humbled Labor to succumb to the realisation that it made a mistake to oust him and that the only way that can be put right is to restore him to his rightful place as prime minister.
At Five Dock Public School in western Sydney on Friday, Rudd moved through the playground like the pied piper, trailing local MP John Murphy, who wants Gillard gone, and dozens of giggling kids.
“Who is it?” one puzzled boy asked his friend. “It’s the prime minister,” came the reply. Ouch.
Rudd told the children all about the school hall he built for them when he was prime minister, but not a word about Gonski or the billions Julia Gillard is promising. He made beelines for babies, and squatted down with a little girl to play ring around the rosy on her palm.
In the shadow play behind the innocent parish pump politics of his appearances, his brilliant whirring brain imparts coded meaning to every word and action. Sometimes, it’s not the message he wants.
At Five Dock the Kevin caravan moved slowly down a corridor, as he opened doors at random, startling students and teachers inside with a cheery “Hi, guys”.
But at the end of the corridor was a locked door which an increasingly frantic principal could not find a key to open.
“One door closes and another door opens,” said Murphy, helpfully. But Rudd’s ebullience had given way to a cold watchfulness as he took in the metaphor being recorded by the chattering cameras at his back. The green Exit sign, the implacably bolted door, the entire show halted like the Persians at Thermopylae.
This is the stage he is at with Julia Gillard in their game of thrones. She is refusing to open the door. He is refusing to break it down. Her desperate attempts to stave off a Kevin assault last week by opening a new front on gender were a miserable miscalculation. Only strokes of luck allowed her to dance ahead of every self-imposed disaster.
Menugate rescued her from savage criticism for her divisive ‘Women for Gillard’ speech in which she recklessly introduced abortion into the campaign and demonised blue ties as a symbol of males like Tony Abbott (or Kevin Rudd?) who would “banish women’s voices from our political life”. Instead she made the blue tie a symbol of the insurgency against her.
And when she and her colleagues overegged Menugate and it blew up in their faces, along came Perth radio host Howard Sattler’s offensive questions.
Saved again, and the tide of public sympathy inched back. But none of her calculated machinations will revive her poll numbers. The predicament she is in is entirely her own doing.
Trying to be too clever by half, she has alienated the people. So who can blame Rudd for filling the vacuum.
Later on Friday, at a school leadership day at Patrician Brothers, Fairfield, a Q&A session was a rich field of Rudd semiotics. The king in exile spoke of lessons learned and ceremoniously changed his red tie to the school’s blue tie, a gift for speaking there, and a potent rebuke to his usurper.
“Anyone who believes change is impossible is a poor student of history,” he told the hall full of Year 11 girls and boys from a dozen local Catholic schools. “Change has an inevitability about it .” He told them how his mother, widowed at an early age, when he was 10, taught him how to handle adversity: “Stand up, dust yourself off and get on with it.
“Curtin did that. Winston Churchill did that. His career was deemed to be over. He came back.”
Perhaps the most illuminating answer came from this question: “If it is true we learn from our mistakes, what has been your biggest mistake and what have you learned from it?”
Rudd cited mistakes of communication, firstly in allowing people to think he wanted to cancel the ETS when he wanted to defer it.
Next came the sales pitch to colleagues, something he said his wife, a psychologist, had helped with.
“One of the things I have been slow to learn is the importance of simply, privately and publicly acknowledging the good work of others, even though I think it, I know it, I respect it.”
Telling people “you’ve done a terrific job, have made a difference (is) not just to make people feel good but expressing what you feel about that person’s contribution. I’ve learned a bit about that.”
His third lesson is that “actually bringing the people of the community and your parliamentary colleagues with a clear explanation of why a given change is necessary and why the country should get behind it, appeals to the basic common sense and decency of Australian people”.
The students may have had a sense that Rudd was speaking to a wider audience.
But the whoops and catcalls that greeted a question from a girl named Georgia showed this young crowd was very much attuned to the current political battle.
“Considering the society that we live in today what’s your stance on women in leadership positions?”
“I’m all for it,” said Rudd. “And I was very proud to run for office in 2007 with Australia’s first woman deputy leader of the party who then became Australia’s first deputy prime minister and then later Australia’s first woman prime minister. Equally proud of the fact that on my recommendation we appointed Australia’s first woman governor general.”
He warmed to his theme: “Let me tell you, if you are a woman in Australia today, the world is your oyster. If you run into any obstacle, any glass ceiling, any bloke, just tell them to get lost.”
If only it were that easy.


The Bolt Report today: blue tie television

Andrew Bolt June 16 2013 (11:55am)

The twitter feed.
The place the videos appear.
16 JUNE 2013
ANDREW BOLT, PRESENTER: More than 1,000 boat people have been lured to their deaths since Labor weakened our border laws. Two more boats are thought to have sunk in just the last fortnight. But more than 100 people a day do now make it here. And doctors and police this week warned the Government Afghan boat people in Melbourne lacked support and were turning to crime, gangs and violence. George Brandis is the Shadow Attorney-General. Thanks for joining me. Is it fair on Australians to bring in boat people who aren’t allowed to work when they get here, and who, perhaps not surprisingly, are in a number of cases turning to crime?
GEORGE BRANDIS: Well, I think the important point you make, Andrew, is that there is a very direct link between the security of our borders and the safety of our streets. Now, since the Rudd Government weakened John Howard’s successful border protection policies, we’ve had more than 43,000 people come to this country and those included, as we now know, terrorists like Latif, who was kept behind a pool fence in the Adelaide Hills for eight months before the Government decided to do anything about it. So the Coalition is concerned about the link between illegal immigration and crime, and we propose to do something about it by laun- by releasing today our policy to protect Australians from foreign criminals. We propose to tighten up these circumstances in which appeal rights exist, if people are - who are not Australian citizens are convicted of crimes, and we propose to tighten up the deportation regime.
ANDREW BOLT: Well, there was the notorious case of the detainees who caused millions of dollars of damage in riots in Villawood on Christmas Island in 2011. A number of them were actually given permanent protection visas, rather than thrown out. What would you have done?
GEORGE BRANDIS: We would have rescinded the visas. We would have rescinded the visas and deported those people. If you are - if you have come to Australia, you’re not a citizen, you’re looking to the generosity of the Australian people to protect you from what you say is persecution overseas. Then you shouldn’t, in the Coalition’s view, then be in a position to commit serious crimes and expect to be given permanent visas.
ANDREW BOLT: What’s a serious crime under your plan?
GEORGE BRANDIS: Under our plan, a serious crime is a crime punishable by more than a year imprisonment. So, we’re not talking about driving offences or regulatory offences, we’re talking about real crimes. It’s the same standard, by the way, as a person would forfeit their seat in Parliament if they were committed - convicted of a crime.
ANDREW BOLT: Would this plan apply also to refugees who don’t have Australian citizenship and commit a crime?
ANDREW BOLT: What - how would you then send them back? What if they - if they’re refugees, we have accepted them as refugees, presumably because they’re in danger back in their homeland - would you send them back into that danger?
GEORGE BRANDIS: Where - where it is feas- where it is possible to do so. Of course, it is not always possible to return people to - to deport people to certain countries, because of the domestic circumstances of those countries. But wherever it can be done, it will be done.
ANDREW BOLT: And if there is a presumption of danger in the country that they’ve come from, that’s why presumably we’ve given them refugee status in the first place?
GEORGE BRANDIS: Well, we’ve given them refugee status. But under the Coalition, of course, the visa would be a temporary protection visa. That visa is a privilege, not a right. And in the Coalition’s view, it ought to be able to be rescinded if these people present a danger to Australian citizens. You see, under the Refugee Convention, Andrew, a person isn’t eligible to be classified as a refugee in the first place if they present a danger to the recipient country. If they’re initially classified as a refugee but then show themselves to be dangerous to the Australian public, then the same principle, in our view, should apply.


Garrett: I’ll still quit if Rudd returns

Andrew Bolt June 16 2013 (9:25am)

Schools Minister Peter Garrett on Insiders repeats his threat to quit if Kevin Rudd returns as Prime Minister.
Is that a threat or a promise? 


Behind the picture of Clive Palmer, billionaire

Andrew Bolt June 16 2013 (5:56am)

Hedley Thomas says Clive Palmer, now running for Prime Minister, might do well to concentrates on some business problems:

The operation of the assets he owns or controls - from a Townsville nickel refinery, Yabulu, to a Sunshine Coast resort, the former Hyatt Coolum, to a vast iron ore resource in the Pilbara - is portrayed as vibrant and successful…

Inquirer can reveal a different portrait emerges from the claims of still-serving staff as well as insiders who worked for Clive Frederick Palmer.
The claims come from people in affected communities, lawyers, politicians, courts and tribunals with evidence of his modus operandi, and from behind a corporate veil covering the privately owned companies in Palmer Inc. Many have provided Inquirer with documentary details, but say they are reluctant to out themselves on the record and thus expose themselves to litigation.
This different portrait is of a belligerent, finger-wagging and sometimes verbally abusive employer, increasingly in the spotlight in his quest to be prime minister, who makes promises big and small but does not always deliver.
Now, as he talks of the Palmer United Party’s plans for improving the lives of Australians, people from his core businesses describe bizarre decisions and numerous broken pledges. There have been serious hardships and job losses for staff and community who believed they had security…
Palmer’s grand plans to build a $500 million replica of the Titanic continue to excite imagination and attract headlines, but remain on the drawing board…
Former insiders with unique knowledge of key components of the business tell Inquirer they hope Palmer and his Mineralogy group do have access to large amounts of cash to sustain the losses. His assets are estimated to be losing many millions of dollars a year. They predict that if the nickel price stays below $7 a pound (it is now a lowly $6.50 compared with almost $9 a pound it has been costing his refinery to produce), the Townsville refinery he bought from BHP in 2009 will run out of money and require large licks of cash…
Still some way off are tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties that Palmer has been banking on receiving from Hong Kong company, CITIC Pacific, for mining its yet-to-be-completed iron ore development in Western Australia (into which CITIC has so far sunk some $7 billion amid massive cost overruns and long delays).


Galaxy poll: Rudd would make Labor a 50-50 chance

Andrew Bolt June 16 2013 (5:17am)

Kevin Rudd could snatch the election from Tony Abbott - or at least give us another minority parliament, depending on the likes of Tony Windsor:
An exclusive Galaxy poll for The Sunday Telegraph has revealed Mr Rudd would deliver a six-point lift in the Labor Party’s primary vote, saving up to 18 seats in NSW, Queensland, WA, Victoria and the Northern Territory…
That would deliver Labor 50 per cent of the two-party preferred vote…
But ... Labor faces a 45-55 result under Ms Gillard…
But here is the odd thing. Most voters nevertheless want Gillard to stay and take her punishment, according to this poll:
Only one in three voters (34 per cent) want the Prime Minister to take the advice of several Labor MPs and step aside for Kevin Rudd, according to the Galaxy poll. A majority (52 per cent) believe she should stand her ground…
According to the Galaxy poll, Mr Rudd would lift the Labor Party’s primary vote from 32 to 38 per cent.
Another way to interpret this poll: Liberal voters are messing with the pollsters’ minds.
Full results.
Selina Steele reminds readers of the readers Rudd actually wasn’t all that popular at the end.
(Thanks to reader Peter.) 


By 2013 there will be no children living in detention

Andrew Bolt June 16 2013 (5:13am)

By its own standards, a failure:

The number of asylum-seeker children held in closed immigration detention is at an all-time high – despite the Gillard government’s policy that they should not be held in detention centres.
Almost 2000 children are being held on Manus Island, Christmas and Cocos Islands and in other closed detention areas around the country… The figures are even greater than when former immigration minister Chris Bowen said the aim was for the ‘‘majority’’ of children to be out of detention by June 2011.
This, of course, will become a huge campaigning point for the mainstream media once the Abbott Government is in power.
(Thanks to reader marg.) 


Shakespeare warned Gillard against this vile participation

Andrew Bolt June 16 2013 (12:19am)

Julia Gillard consorts with Kyle Sandilands, yuks it up with FM radio hosts, has ministers refer to her as “Julia”, and screams abuse at people she doesn’t like - “fat”, “misogynist”, “ugly face”, “mincing ... poodle”, “Gina Rinehart’s butler”, “nutjobs”, “sexists”. She has staff organise a mini race riot on Australia Day and sets women against men, poor against rich, workers against foreign labor, unionists against bosses. She tries to muzzle the media. She lies to - and cheats - voters and an independent MP.
And then she wonders why some people don’t treat her with respect. Why some even yell at her.
From Shakespeare’s Henry IV part I, Act III, scene II, this advice:
God pardon thee! yet let me wonder, Harry,
At thy affections, which do hold a wing
Quite from the flight of all thy ancestors.
Thy place in council thou hast rudely lost.
Which by thy younger brother is supplied,
And art almost an alien to the hearts
Of all the court and princes of my blood:
The hope and expectation of thy time
Is ruin’d, and the soul of every man
Prophetically doth forethink thy fall.
Had I so lavish of my presence been,
So common-hackney’d in the eyes of men,
So stale and cheap to vulgar company,
Opinion, that did help me to the crown,
Had still kept loyal to possession
And left me in reputeless banishment,
A fellow of no mark nor likelihood.
By being seldom seen, I could not stir
But like a comet I was wonder’d at;
That men would tell their children ‘This is he;’
Others would say ‘Where, which is Bolingbroke?’
And then I stole all courtesy from heaven,
And dress’d myself in such humility
That I did pluck allegiance from men’s hearts,
Loud shouts and salutations from their mouths,
Even in the presence of the crowned king.
Thus did I keep my person fresh and new;
My presence, like a robe pontifical,
Ne’er seen but wonder’d at: and so my state,
Seldom but sumptuous, showed like a feast
And won by rareness such solemnity.
The skipping king, he ambled up and down
With shallow jesters and rash bavin wits,
Soon kindled and soon burnt; carded his state,
Mingled his royalty with capering fools,
Had his great name profaned with their scorns

And gave his countenance, against his name,
To laugh at gibing boys and stand the push
Of every beardless vain comparative,
Grew a companion to the common streets,
Enfeoff’d himself to popularity;
That, being daily swallow’d by men’s eyes,
They surfeited with honey and began
To loathe the taste of sweetness, whereof a little
More than a little is by much too much.
So when he had occasion to be seen,
He was but as the cuckoo is in June,
Heard, not regarded; seen, but with such eyes
As, sick and blunted with community,
Afford no extraordinary gaze,
Such as is bent on sun-like majesty
When it shines seldom in admiring eyes;
But rather drowzed and hung their eyelids down,
Slept in his face and render’d such aspect
As cloudy men use to their adversaries,
Being with his presence glutted, gorged and full.
And in that very line, Harry, standest thou;
For thou has lost thy princely privilege
With vile participation: not an eye
But is a-weary of thy common sight
Save mine, which hath desired to see thee more;
Which now doth that I would not have it do,
Make blind itself with foolish tenderness.
I shall hereafter, my thrice gracious lord,
Be more myself.
(Thanks to reader Matt.) 


The Sattler scandal: for some it’s not the principle but the side

Andrew Bolt June 15 2013 (8:44pm)

Culture wars, Politics - deceits and stuff ups
Stephanie Peatling, The Age, 14 June 2013:
Was Mr Howard ever asked about the intimate details of his marriage? Was Mr Rudd? No.
The worst example I can think of during either man’s time as prime minister was when Mr Rudd’s wife, Therese Rein, was photographed without her permission by a weekly women’s magazine while she was at the gym.
Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 2005:
Pru Goward, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, has issued a statement rejecting claims referred to by Mark Latham that she had a sexual relationship with the Prime Minister, John Howard…
Ms Goward said rumours concerning allegations that she had a sexual relationship with Mr Howard had been frequently and strongly denied by both parties.
The Age, 29 October 2006:

Mrs Whitlam, 86, created controversy this week when she criticised the prime minister’s wife as being useless, silly, humourless and not doing enough for the community in a biography.
She also blasted Mrs Howard for holding hands with her husband in public…
“I didn’t object to her holding hands in public. I just thought it was pretty silly and girly,” Mrs Whitlam said.
“I mean good heavens, when she’d been married for 30 years, to be swinging along, you know, hey ho the merry-o, it just seemed silly to me, that’s all.”
Mr Howard has repeatedly declined to comment on Mrs Whitlam’s remarks, other than to say he will continue to hold hands with his wife.

Eddie Perfect, John Howard’s Bitches lyrics:

He’s my sun, my moon and my stars
each night he beats me, and kisses the scars

A man of integrity, honour and class,
He’ll lie in your ear while he’s your arse
He’ll laugh at your suffering, take Polaroid pictures
That’s why I’m one of, John Howard’s bitches
Laurie Oakes concedes the attacks on Gillard are not new and not limited to female politicians:

Such accusations are not new in Australian politics, of course. In the 1970s a reporter from the now defunct Sunday Observer newspaper in Melbourne phoned Lady Sonia McMahon with a similar line of questioning to Sattler’s: ”Did Lady McMahon know that people were saying her husband, former Liberal PM Sir William McMahon,was homosexual?
Her response gave the paper the headline it wanted: “My Billy’s no poofter - Sonia tells”.
For many in the Left it’s not the principle but the side. Carmen Lawrence, a national Labor party president for former Premier, endorsed the Rock Against Howard album which included the above track - John Howard is a Filthy Slut.
If it had been a Liberal-endorsed album with a single “Julia Gillard is a filthy slut”, what screams would we hear today? But about the Howard album we heard the media say ... nothing:

When Howard was PM, Lindsay McDougall, of the band Frenzal Rhomb, got musicians to contribute to Rock Against Howard, a CD that included tracks such as John Howard is a Filthy Slut and Gun Him Down.
H-Block 101 sung this advice on handling such politicians: c..., here’s a stunt.
Kick him ‘til he’s dead.
Now guess who endorsed this muck?
Answer: Labor’s national president and a former premier, Carmen Lawrence, sent McDougall a warm note, declaring “It’s time to put an end to (Howard’s) regime of fear.” Greens leader Bob Brown also blessed the project, telling these barbarians how “mean, nasty and repressive” Howard was instead.
Even Peter Garrett, now Education Minister, said the CD was a “good idea”.
Labor’s hypocrisy exposed. And many in the media are no better.
Not the principle but the side. Here’s Gillard herself slurring the alleged sexuality of Christopher Pyne:

Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard mocked the Coalition for choosing Christopher Pyne as the manager of opposition business, rather than Tony Abbott, who did the job in Government.
“In a choice between macho and mincing I would have gone for macho myself,” she said.
“The leader of the Opposition faced with the choice of a doberman or the poodle has gone for the poodle.”

Now watch Gillard pretend she said no such thing:

I never used that terminology.
I’m assuming Gillard would claim that because she used “mincing” in one sentence about Pyne and “poodle” in the next, she didn’t exactly call Pyne a “mincing poodle” even though she called him a mincing poodle.
Got it?
A hypocrite and a liar.
Check for yourself whether Gillard is a liar. Did she or did she not call Christopher Pyne a mincing poodle? The audio gives the definitive answer.
(Thanks to readers Peter, Tom, Kaelene and Peter S.) 


Hypocrisy alert:  Gillard abuses politicians’ looks

Andrew Bolt June 15 2013 (8:31pm)

Feminists are sure the personal abuse is worse today under our first female prime minister:

Eva Cox, the veteran feminist, thinks something broke in Australian public life last week. ‘’What happened to all the legislation, the education programs? Civil discourse has been swept aside in a brutal race to be the most repugnant,’’ she says.  “...Seriously, it looks like we’ve learnt very little. The level of abuse is worse than it was 10 years ago. Just join the dots.’’
Yes, let’s join some:
Hmm. That the same Julia Gillard, attacking the “ugly face” of Tony Abbott, attacking Joe Hockey as the “fat man” and attacking some unidentified Liberal (Abbott?) as a “misgoynist”.
Dots joined.
The Prime Victim seems to be the common element in this culture of abuse.
I’ve now given a dozen examples to show that for many on the Left it’s not the principle that counts but the side.
(Thanks to reader Koss.) 



Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS which he got due to infected blood he received during a heart surgery in 1983, From world over, he received letters from his fans, One of which conveyed: Why does God have to select you for such a bad disease?

To this, Arthur Ashe replied :
“The world over 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals,When I was holding a cup I never asked God ‘Why me?’. And today in Pain I should not be asking God ‘Why me?’



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Question : What’s the difference between the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) - and Rudd/Gillard’s policy of reversing the Coalition’s policies on border protection ?

Answer : More people have arrive on unauthorized boats (44,159) since Labor rolled back the Coalition’s policies - than what the official capacity of the SCG is (44,002 people).


Why do I do what I do?
Because I don't like being afraid.
Because my existence craves freedom.
Because I believe in our potential to rise above.

By facing our fears we are liberated.
By overcoming obstacles we are empowered.
By embracing challenges we may forever be transformed.

When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just imagine the view from the top.
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Shot by Lalirra Doube © June 2013

"In a passionate argument for U.S. involvement in Syria, Anthony Cordesman, a security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, wrote Friday that "the ‘discovery’ that Syria used chemical weapons might be a political ploy."

The phrase was in an article that described strong strategic and humanitarian reasons for involvement in the crisis, particularly the recent involvement of the Lebanese group Hezbollah on the side of Assad."- excerpt from article

"Political ploys aka....diversion purposes, as well." - comment, Allyson Christy




"As it was in Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello, so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie.
In Lying, bestselling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on “white” lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process."


Do you start your day with a cup of coffee or another caffeinated drink? You may be protecting your brain from memory loss, or even helping to stave off Alzheimer’s disease. In animal studies, mice given the equivalent of 3 cups of coffee were able to form new memories more quickly after a trauma than uncaffeinated mice. And in an even more promising 2012 study, older adults with mild cognitive impairment who regularly drank coffee were far less likely to progress to full blown Alzheimer’s disease than those who didn’t. Past studies have also shown that daily coffee drinkers have reduced risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer! Share this post if you love coffee, and use the link below to learn more.

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Check out "Better Man" Khoa Do's recent mini series on SBS. What's ur thoughts?

Larry Pickering

Obama and Cameron are preparing to arm rebels in Syria amid claims of chemical weapons being used by the Assad government. 

Interfering in other countries’ civil wars has only produced life-costly disasters and makes no more sense than if the Arab world had interfered in the US civil war. 

The West is a slow leaner.

While Iraqi civilians pray to Allah for another Saddam Hussein strongman to quell worsening tribal unrest, Obama is now planning to rid the Arab world of Syria’s strongman, Bashar al-Assad.

Libya’s strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, was brutally murdered at the behest of the West and a UN endorsed, and NATO activated, “No Fly Zone” yet the jihadist rebels it assisted promptly murdered four US diplomats in Benghazi.

Do we really believe those we try to assist like us?

Afghanistan’s Taliban is now emboldened, more active, and producing more opium, than when we went there to destroy it.

Al Queda has fragmented to North Africa, successfully establishing cells in every Western country.

The West gave comfort to Egypt’s Arab spring offensive only to see the Muslim Brotherhood take over. The “Brotherhood” was the creator of the terrorist organisation Hamas and has been linked to many political assassinations.

The Brotherhood gains broad acceptance by assisting the poor in the same way as did Chicago’s Al Capone and Colombia’s Pablo Escobar. It's a common tactic.

Obama realises the rebellious movement in Syria is backed by Al Queda which is attracted to any form of rebellion in the Middle East.

But, he says, we will only arm those who are not Al Queda.

“Hands up all those who have Al Queda links! Okay, now you guys aren’t allowed to shoot these weapons we give you. Promise?”
Crumbs are Western leaders really that stupid? Yep!

Syria’s Assad is militarily backed by Russia and Iran. Increased assistance from both is certain if rebels are armed by the West.

Arming disjointed rebel rabble (who have committed worse Islamic inspired atrocities than Assad's regime) will lead to a dangerous international tension.

All instances of interference by the West have left gaping holes for Al Queda jihadists to fill, and we eventually pay in civilian lives.

Australia is finally learning what Europe has already learnt: Islam, in all its forms, is an ideological rabble of tribal bastardry and it is impossible to placate it or confront it.

We should leave it to its own decadent devices... certainly not import it by picking sides in its wars.

Adnan Volkan Pekkan writes:





It is evident that English is not Adnan Volkan Pekkan's first language. I think he means to say that hundreds of thousands of demonstrators are on the streets - and that the Turkish National Police have been authorized by Erdogan to shoot to kill to clear them from the streets. HE IS WARNING OF A MASSACRE IN A THE MAKING!




Lake Hillier in Australia is bright Pink in color, and scientists don't know why.

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Complete Classic Movie: The Dawn Rider (1935, John Wayne)

Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns and Dennis Moore. When John Mason’s father is killed, John is wounded. Attracted to his nurse Alice, a conflict arises between him and his friend Ben who plans to marry Alice.


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Molokini Crater, Hawaii, USA
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Supercell thunderstorm in Cuming County Nebraska yesterday. This beast started producing CGs like crazy, so I pulled over and mounted the camera on my tripod and stopped down to f/22, 2.5 sec, ISO 100. Locked the shutter down and watched the CG barrage unfold. This is a stack of two images about 9 seconds apart.

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Things do not always go as expected, but if we hold on and have faith, we will see that there is a plan... And it will be better than we could have ever expected...









Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You today giving You all that I am. I ask for Your peace in the midst of the storm. I ask for Your strength to stand strong, knowing that with You, I will walk through every adversity in Jesus’ name. Amen.


Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4, NIV)
We have all been in seasons of life when we feel like things aren’t going our way, or we’re not where we want to be. In these times, it’s tempting to let discouragement and doubt come in and take away the peace and excitement you once had.

You may be in one of those seasons right now, struggling to truly be happy where you are. But this is not the way God wants you to live. He tells us in scripture that even in the difficult times, He is with us. Even when you can’t see a way out, He will make a way through. Even when things don’t turn out the way we planned, He has a plan to turn things around for our good.

The key is, don’t get upset about your circumstances. Instead, be determined to walk through to victory. Declare by faith that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Declare by faith that you are rising higher. Keep standing, keep believing and keep hoping because God never fail.God bless you.


June 16Father's Day in various countries (2013); Bloomsday inDublin, Ireland
Michel Ney





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