Friday, July 26, 2013

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Happy birthday and many happy returns Dave Wane. Your birthday is shared with Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (1791), George Bernard Shaw (1856), Carl Jung (1875), Aldous Huxley (1894), Gracie Allen (1895), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Sandra Bullock (1964) and Kate Beckinsale (1973). 811 – Bulgarian forces led by Khan Krum defeated the Byzantines at the Battle of Pliska, annihilating almost the whole army and killing Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros I.
1581 – Representatives of the States-General of the Netherlands signed the Act of Abjuration, declaring the independence of the Dutch Low Countries from King Philip II of Spain.
1908 – Unable to use U.S. Secret Service agents as investigators, U.S. Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte established what is now the Federal Bureau of Investigation as his own staff of special agents.
1953 – In Short Creek, Arizona, police conducted a mass arrest of approximately 400 Mormon fundamentalists for polygamy.
1968 – After coming second to Nguyen Van Thieu in a rigged presidential election in 1967, Truong Dinh Dzu was jailed by a military court for illicit currency transactions. Your remarkable day continues. Try not to lose the whole army. Stay away from Spain .. stand on your own two feet. Don't use the Secret Service. be responsible for your own decisions. You won't be arrested for polygamy if you keep to one wife .. your own. And it is ok to come second, but try not to engage in corruption trying to come first.

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Division in PNG over Rudd’s boat vote grab

Piers Akerman – Thursday, July 25, 2013 (7:57pm)

IT is just a week since Kevin Rudd revealed his phony Regional Resettlement Arrangement with Papua New Guinea and like all the remedial programs he has previously rolled-out to deal with his other failed policies, this too, is destructing.

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WHITE WOMAN IMAGINES

Tim Blair – Friday, July 26, 2013 (2:08pm)

Julia Gillard loses it: 
She said some of the derogatory remarks made about her would have been the downfall of her opponents had she been indigenous.
“I think some of the stuff about me, because it is about gender, gets glossed over more easily. If I was the first indigenous prime minister, and (Tony) Abbott had gone out and stood next to a sign that said, ‘Ditch the black bastard’, I reckon that would be the end of a political career,” Ms Gillard said. 
Well, yes. It would also have ended Abbott’s career if he’d loaded live cats into a trebuchet and fired them at the Australian War Memorial. But he didn’t.
UPDATE. Remarkably, Gillard’s bizarre comments were made while she was still Prime Minister
Speaking on May 11, about six weeks before she was rolled on June 26, Ms Gillard accused Mr Rudd’s “people” of leaking against her and said she had never leaked against Mr Rudd during his first stint in the job.
Ms Gillard also hit out at continual internal attacks on her competence and political judgment. 
Her attackers were obviously right.

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One week on - as many boat arrivals as ever

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (10:05am)

Boat people policy
There has been no slowing of the number of boat arrivals since Kevin Rudd announced his PNG boat people solution, with twice as many coming in the first week than there are currently places for them:
Four boatloads of asylum-seekers carrying 296 people have reached Christmas Island since Wednesday night, taking the total to 816 people from 11 boats in seven days. Two more boats carrying an undisclosed number of asylum-seekers were waiting to come ashore last night. To create capacity for the new arrivals, the government is shifting men, women and children who arrived before the July 19 PNG Solution cut-off on two or three charter flights a day.
More than 700 of the current 816 PNG Solution arrivals are believed to have left Indonesia after Mr Rudd’s announcement last Friday. This number already greatly exceeds the capacity of the Manus Island detention centre of 300, which the government plans to expand to 3000.
This suggests the PNG “solution” will be swamped:

The number of asylum-seekers who have arrived since last Friday, when the Prime Minister announced his “no Australian settlement” policy, now surpasses the average arrivals each week this year. Experts said yesterday it was too early to decide whether the policy was working. “You would probably want to give the plan about a month because you might have some people who have already paid up-front to get out of Indonesia,” said William Maley, the director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University…
Toll Remote Logistics, a division of the Australian-based Toll Group, is using giant Antanov freight planes to fly three loads of materials destined for the Manus Island expansion to Port Moresby this weekend. Decmil, the Australian construction group that last month won a $137m contract to build a facility on Manus Island to take 600 asylum-seekers, up from the current 300, will deliver its project by January 31. Water and sewerage treatment plants for Manus are already under construction within PNG.
UPDATE
A shocking insight into the conditions at Manus - and into some of the detainees there who have since been flown to Australia:
Explosive claims of rapes among detainees and disturbing violent incidents including two escapes, a violent protest against the centre doctors and a slashing attack, have been revealed by a detention centre guard.
The Papua New Guinea national ...  [backs] up claims made by the centre’s former occupational health and safety head Rod St George…
He said in the worst incident in May the PNG nationals working for G4S were asked to go to the single men’s quarters and help remove a badly injured man who had been raped. The victim, he says, was a Pakistani national who had been raped by six Middle Eastern men.
‘’We had to go into the tent and he was there and it was very bad,’’ said the guard. ‘’There was excrement all over the tent.’’
He said the man spent about two weeks in the camp clinic before being sent back into the single men’s compound where his attackers could roam freely.
Was there a cover up?
Meanwhile, the alleged rapists are being taken into the Australian mainland:
SEVENTY adult asylum seeker men from Manus Island were ferried through Darwin today to an unknown location.
An Immigration department spokeswoman said: “There were 130 people on Manus as of the close of business yesterday and they are being progressively transferred off… All are being transferred from Manus Island to other facilities in the detention network...”
She said Manus Island was being emptied to make way for asylum seekers who will be processed through the Regional Settlement Agreement with PNG.
UPDATE
Voters seem more inclined to like the idea of Rudd’s PNG “solution” than they are to trust Rudd to actually deliver it:

VOTERS believe Kevin Rudd’s Papua New Guinea Solution is doomed to fail, new focus group work reveals.
Research by Brisbane political analyst Graham Young ... [shows] 41 per cent in favour and 42 per cent against.
But just over half of the electorate believe that it will not work—51 per cent—and only 30 per cent believe it will succeed.
Worse for the Prime Minister, ... Mr Young’s research shows it has only made 21 per cent of the electorate more likely to support the government. In contrast, 41 per cent of his sample of just under 1200 said the PNG Solution had made them less likely to back Labor.
(Thanks to reader Mack.) 

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ABC plays dumb on motive for terrorist scare

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (10:02am)

The ABC gives no clue to the possible motive or identity of the alleged terrorists:
Detectives are turning to social media as part of their investigation into a bomb scare outside a police station in Sydney’s inner-west.
Part of Campsie police station was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, after a small object was found at the rear of the building.
The Bomb Squad safely removed the object and police have since confirmed it contained explosive components, including a detonator.
Assistant Commissioner Peter Dein, the head of the Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics Command, says ...  police are investigating connections between various posts on Facebook and an email found yesterday afternoon.
“There was a blog on the Campsie police station Facebook page which made a veiled threat ...we found out a similar blog was also placed on a TV station’s Facebook [as well as] an email sent to a newspaper.”
Some details the ABC mysteriously forgot to pass on, as reported in News Ltd publications:
A BOMB found behind a Sydney police station and linked to last year’s Muslim riots could have been deadly if it had detonated, police say…
Counter terrorism commander Peter Dean said the threats seemed to link the bomb to last year’s Islamic protests in Hyde Park…
A similar post was also made on the Facebook page of a television station, and an email sent to the Daily Telegraph and titled “bomb threat in Sydney” warned that “we have already stored the detonator with stick somewhere in a police station”.
“We have detonated a bomb protesting against your killings of muslim overseas, and your unjust conviction of our brothers and your treatment of us when we protested in Sydney,” the email said.
Of course, the (inert) bomb could have been planted by people merely pretended to be Muslim. But I rather think the ABC has abrogated its duty to inform by surpressing a clear clue about the possible motive.
What else won’t the ABC tell you?
(Thanks to reader R da Borg.) 

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Claim: NSW Labor was still finding cash for Craig Thomson

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (9:30am)

Is Labor really still secretly promising members’ money to defend Craig Thomson?
CRAIG Thomson’s lawyer claims ALP NSW secretary Sam Dastyari agreed in February to find $35,000 towards the independent MP’s mounting legal fees, 10 months after he was edged out of the ALP.
The allegation implies Mr Dastyari was still endeavouring in recent months to support Mr Thomson financially, long after he had publicly said the ALP would no longer be doing so.
Chris McArdle, who has been representing Mr Thomson over allegations he misused hundreds of thousands of dollars of funds when he was a union leader, has filed a statement of claim against Mr Dastyari and the NSW ALP seeking $35,000 plus $1000 in costs.
Mr Dastyari last night said the assertions from Mr McArdle were “ridiculous”, and would be vigorously challenged in court.
“We made clear long ago that we would not pay any of Craig Thomson’s legal bills once he ceased to be a member of the ALP,” Mr Dastyari said…
But Mr Dastyari would not confirm or deny specific claims by Mr McArdle that the powerful ALP official came to his office on two occasions to discuss precise arrangements to provide $35,000 towards Mr Thomson’s defence…
Mr McArdle said that early this year Mr Thomson had told him he had spoken with Mr Dastyari, who would be arranging to come to his office. At the alleged February meeting, Mr Dastyari had spoken of ways to “ease the pressure” on Mr Thomson, and said he could get $35,000 to this end, with $25,000 to be paid in seven days and $10,000 within the following 10 days.
From McArdle’s statement of claim:
Mr Dastyari told me I was going to receive by his hand $25,000 within seven days of February 21st, or thereabouts, and [another] $10,000 within 10 days. He has reneged on that.
Dastyari denies this.
Something stinks. Some background from Michael Smith.

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September 21, tips Shanahan. But Rudd will run the second he thinks he’ll win

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (9:15am)

Dennis Shanahan suggests the election will be no sooner than September 21 - which is bad news for Labor MPs who think Kevin Rudd’s honeymoon is over:

Some senior political strategists read the latest Newspoll, particularly a five-point rise in dissatisfaction with Rudd personally and a levelling of the primary vote at a “losing” level of about 38 per cent, as a sign Rudd-led Labor was peaking in support. The response to the end of a so-called “sugar hit” in the polls was to argue for a weekend announcement of an election for August 31, with a reasonable primary vote that can be expected to improve during an election campaign. But this political logic is coming from people who want to avoid catastrophe, who don’t really think Labor can win and who fear the unravelling of announcements Rudd has made on the carbon tax, finalising agreements on the Gonski school education funding and the refugee resettlement agreement with Papua New Guinea.
There is real concern about recalling parliament, due to resume on August 20, and the pressure this would put on Labor over the new carbon tax legislation, which carries with it a backlash from the car industry over unpopular changes to tax concessions for employees, and questions over the detail of the PNG deal…
Labor can still have an election as late as September 21 and avoid recalling parliament by announcing the election on the weekend of August 17-18.
The intervening Saturdays, September 7 and September 14, are ruled out by Rudd’s dedication to the importance of the G20 leaders’ summit in St Petersburg on September 5-6. This is why he scuttled Gillard’s nominated date of September 14: it was too close to the summit, at which Australia takes over the G20 leadership to host next year’s summit in Brisbane.
But I cannot believe Rudd would let the G20 summit - even with his love of foreign grandstanding - affect his thinking on election timing. One thing only will matter to him: winning. If he is re-elected, he can go to all the G20 meetings he could desire.
So the polls, not the G20, are critical. At the moment they suggest he will lose. The minute they suggest he’ll win, he’ll run. September 7, September 14, Yom Kippur - whatever.
All I would say is August 31 is now highly unlikely, after Newspoll. Rudd is not interested in a gallant loss that would save the furniture. He wants to win. It would be his greatest victory - his highest affirmation and the ultimate justification of all he did to bring down Gillard and regain his crown. 

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Burchett a KGB operative. What say his Leftist admirers now?

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (8:45am)

Another hero of the Left revealed as a paid stooge of a tyranny:

WAR-TIME journalist Wilfred Burchett - a fearless truth-teller from behind communist lines and hero of the radical Left - was a paid KGB operative, according to documents copied from Soviet archives.
The revelation is made in an essay for The Monthly by La Trobe University professor Robert Manne, who declares that after years of conjecture about Burchett, the case is now close…
Professor Manne writes that documents copied from the Soviet archives by dissident Vladimir Bukovsky reveal that Burchett was a paid KGB operative who shared information with his Soviet paymasters, likely assisted with covert operations and was used to “penetrate the American and West European press”.
“The question of Wilfred Burchett has been the most important line dividing Australian intellectuals and historians involved in judgment about the Cold War,” Professor Manne said yesterday…
Professor Manne writes that, in 1957, the Central Committee of the Soviet Union granted Burchett 20,000 roubles and a monthly subsidy of 3000 roubles - five times the average monthly salary for a Soviet worker.
So which Leftist fools lauded this tool of tyranny, calling him an ”inspiration”?


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Will Rudd break another surplus promise?

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (8:12am)

Kevin Rudd on July 11 promised to finally balance the books in 2015-16, eight years after he first won election and pludged the Budget into a string of deficits:
We’re committed to returning the budget to balance in 2015-16.
But now:
TENSIONS are rising in the Rudd government as key cabinet ministers debate whether to announce new spending cuts on the eve of an election campaign or dump the commitment to return to surplus in 2015-16.
The Australian has confirmed “friction” within the government as the Expenditure Review Committee meets today to finalise an economic statement likely to be delivered by Chris Bowen as early as next week.
But with revenues believed to have dropped by up to $6 billion since the May budget, Labor MPs and campaign officials have become increasingly nervous about the political impact of more spending cuts before the election.
This follows a backlash over changes to fringe-benefits tax reporting arrangements for company cars announced as part of savings measures to pay for a switch from a fixed carbon price to an emissions trading scheme a year early.
Former treasurer Wayne Swan forecast an $18bn deficit this financial year, with the budget returning to “balance” in 2015-16.
Labor always manages to find an excuse for spending more money than it has. 

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How Palmer became a world leader

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (7:51am)

It sounded so good:

WHEN Clive Palmer wanted the world to know about his remarkable appointment to an exalted new role advising prime ministers and presidents across the globe, he issued a media release and prepared to bask in a glow of public adulation.
It was December 18 last year…
The prime ministerial aspirant’s media release began: “Professor Clive Palmer has been appointed as the Joint Secretary General of the World Leadership Alliance, one of the most significant Australian appointments since HV ‘Doc’ Evatt was appointed president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.”

To reinforce the importance of his elevation, Mr Palmer explained that, via the alliance (which had not previously existed), he was looking forward to being a “major adviser to the G20”, the global economic and decision-making forum for world leaders, who are due to meet in Brisbane next year.
Now read on.
I remain astonished that Palmer should have so captivated the ABC, thanks in part to his flattery.
It’s not as if his type - in my opinion - has not been well described in literature:

(A word to Palmer’s lawyers: no, I am not saying Palmer is going broke. I am not saying he drinks. I am saying he is a showman to which there is much less substance than meets the eye. I am saying that money talks.) 

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Rudd runs the ads he said he’d stop. But I have a solution

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (7:19am)


Another broken promise:
A policy that wasn’t implemented. Kevin Rudd on ABC1’s 7.30 Report, October 9, 2007: 
HERE’S a challenge to Mr (John) Howard. Whoever wins this next election, why not have a system whereby three months prior to when an election is due . . . for there to be a ban on publicly funded advertising unless explicitly agreed between the leader of the government and the leader of the opposition . . . That is an absolute undertaking from us. I believe this is a sick cancer within our system. It’s a cancer on democracy.
Steve Lewis, news.com.au, July 21:


TAXPAYERS will fork out $65 million in a three-month government advertising blitz . . . $25m was outlaid on . . . advertisements in June, four times the amount spent by commonwealth agencies earlier this year.
Here’s one way to curb this government-paid advertising. Both sides should agree to a new law that no government advertising can be run without a slide at the end telling the public how much the ad campaign costs. Let the public know the price they are paying to be told the government is doing a good job. 

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Calculate what little difference we’ll make to the climate

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (12:24am)

From the Cato Institute, a very handy calculator to work out what difference cuts to emissions will make to the planet’s temperature.
You will be absolutely astonished. You will demand politicians account for their spending on green programs.
(Thanks to reader Brook.) 

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On the Bolt Report on Sunday: Kevin Rudd interview

Andrew Bolt July 26 2013 (12:20am)

Guest: Kevin Rudd.
Panel: Former Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone and former Labor Senator John Black.
Rudd head to head, the boats and more. Plus a bit on ABC bias.
On Channel 10 on Sunday at 10am and 4pm.
The twitter feed.
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Madu Odiokwu Pastorvin
I Corinthians 1:24-31
GOD HAS CHOSEN THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD TO PUT TO SHAME THE WISE, AND GOD HAS CHOSEN THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD TO PUT TO SHAME THE THINGS WHICH ARE MIGHTY; AND THE BASE THINGS OF THE WORLD AND THE THINGS WHICH ARE DESPISED GOD HAS CHOSEN, AND THE THINGS WHICH ARE NOT, TO BRING TO NOTHING THE THINGS THAT ARE, THAT NO FLESH SHOULD GLORY IN HIS PRESENCE (NKJV).

I was pondering on multiple subjects to write on today, but I think we should just pause and worship God today. He is so good and deserves our praise today. Lift Him up, seek Him, draw close to Him - He wants to bless you right now. He wants to pour His Spirit out upon you today. He wants to give you the desires of your heart today. Oh...just lose yourself in his presence today. He is moving in a strong and mighty way people, seek Him now and be filled. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you...Do it now, He is just waiting on you to step out this morning, go ahead, take that first step......Do it now. God bless you.

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Ministers conference at world trade center..........God is great

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THANKS to radio stations KKLA and KFSH for the tons of kind notes from listeners on your RW Appreciation Day. I wept as I read them. Bless you all. I love Southern California.
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Pastor Rick Warren
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not merely endured. "...God richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment." 1 Timothy 6:17

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Pastor Rick Warren
Surrender is the path to serenity.

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Miss Vietnam World pageant. Tough gig. ‪#‎lol‬
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Andreas Herrmann
Marcus war falsch über die Welt. Sie kümmert sich! Sie liebt es, auf süße Träume, Hoffnungen, Wünsche knabbern. Aber sie nicht belohnen die indolenten. - ed
Es wäre dumm, sich über die Welt zu ärgern. Sie kümmert sich nicht darum. Marcus Aurelius

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Engagement rings.

Which one do you fancy ?
 — with Daniel Frank Katz at Diamond Imports.
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I took the test ..
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Black folks in Detroit that continue to vote for Democrats is proof positive that brainwashing is real. Brainwashing by definition causes people to act against their own best interest.

How else can you explain how people can drive past the ruins of DETROIT everyday, and vote for more of the same? How can Black folks leave Detroit, come to a more conservative area and vote for what they had in Detroit?

Brainwashing:

Systematic effort to destroy an individual's former loyalties and beliefs and to substitute loyalty to a new ideology or power. It has been used by religious cults as well as by radical political groups. The techniques of brainwashing usually involve isolation from former associates and sources of information; an exacting regimen calling for absolute obedience and humility; strong social pressures and rewards for cooperation; physical and psychological punishments for noncooperation, including social ostracism and criticism, and constant reinforcement. Its effects are sometimes reversed through deprogramming, which combines confrontation and intensive psychotherapy.

Welcome to the Harris Clinic.

Here is a great video on how it is has been done:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeMZGGQ0ERk

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An X-Ray diagnosis of all Green Labor supporters recently revealed an improvement in Tony Abbott's popularity due to an increase by one single peanut.

In the past there was nothing there.

The report has yet to be confirmed but we here at The Bolt Report Supporters Group have been privileged to preview the promising recovery prior to the announcement of the election.
 — at The Mental Institution Hospital.
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Being weighed. But I don't believe the result. The machine said I was 160 cm tall, not 179. Or 5'3", not 5'10" suggesting I'd shrunk recently. It said my BMI was/is 572.6 when its own measures suggested 85. In fact it is more 67. 53.7% fat is 116.9 kg. total mass is 217.7kg. I don't entirely believe it, but it is a starting point and next month will be less .. really. — at Fairfield Leisure Centre
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Another fractured fairy tale~~~

Pinocchio, Snow White, and Superman are out for a stroll in town.

As they walk, they come across a sign:

" Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world."

" I am entering" said Snow White.

After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, " Well, how did you do? "

" First Place " said Snow White.

They continue walking and they see a sign:

" Contest for the strongest man in the world. "

" I'm entering, " says Superman.

After half an hour he returns and they ask him, " How did you make out? "

" First Place" answers Superman. " Did you even have a doubt? "

They continue walking when they see a sign:

" Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world? "

Pinocchio says " This is mine. "

Half an hour later, he returns with tears in his eyes.

" What happened? " they asked.

" Who the hell is Kevin Rudd ? " he asked.
 — atThe Mental Institution Hospital.
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Aye, there is much more to life than that poster stamp thought. But I think it is a House (vis rude) way of saying you can't please everyone and be good. - ed
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TONY ABBOTT THE FUTURE CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA. 

Why so serious?
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Today in 1960, the Woolworth lunch counter inGreensboro, North Carolina was finally desegregated after 6 months of sit-in protests.

Read more, from our National Museum of American History, where a section of this counter now resides: http://s.si.edu/15MyKq1

You can also bios and clips of the Greensboro 4 on the Smithsonian Channel's website:http://s.si.edu/19kXBXj

Photo courtesy of Greensboro News & Record
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At San Francisco Zoo.
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The article isn't wrong. Nathan Reese may well be a stand up bloke, although I know of no evidence to suggest that to be true. He was chief of staff to Milton. The witness to blow the whistle on Milton was treated appallingly because others looked away. - ed
  • Trevor Khan Steve Wolf, that is an absolutely appalling article. There is absolutely nothing to link Nathan Rees with Milton Orkopuolos's appalling acts. I had dealings with one of Orkopoulos's victims, and one of his former electorate officers.

  • Steve Wolf True Trevor , the most important aspect of the article is Rudd's links to The Heiner Affair

  • Trevor Khan I have no idea of the truth or otherwise of the Heiner Affair material, but I am confident the material regarding Rees is false. It is one thing to have political opponents (and he slapped me down more than once in Budget Estimates and the like, when he was Premier), but it is entirely another thing to accuse him of being complicit in foul crimes.....he isn't that sort of bloke.

  • Steve Evans Nathan Rees seems to me to be an honest sort of bloke. It is all bullshit. Steve I would delete this post. It does no one any good to republish this sort of rubbish.

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Comedienne who once threatened to kick Michelle Malkin ‘in the nuts’ tells conservatives to be civil ==>http://twitchy.com/2013/07/25/comedienne-who-once-threatened-to-kick-michelle-malkin-in-the-nuts-tells-conservatives-to-be-civil/

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There are so many words in the English language that it’s not surprising that the definitions for some of them have gotten mixed up over the years. It’s possible that you’ve gone your entire life without realizing your mistakes. I’m sure people have noticed. One day, you were probably walking down the street, casually chatting with an old friend, and one of these words slipped out of your mouth. Before you can move on to your story about how Mufasa would actually make a very attractive human, your friend stops to correct your error, and suddenly, your whole life starts to feel like one giant lie. How long have you been using that word incorrectly, you wonder? How many angry Facebook rants have you ruined with your improper grammar? While I can’t give you an answer to those questions, I can at least provide you with a list of other tricky words so that you may never have to suffer from this embarrassment ever again:
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