Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sat Jul 27th Todays News

Happy birthday and many happy returns May Wa Leng. Born on the same day as Johann Bernoulli (1667), Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824), Hilaire Belloc (1870), Geoffrey de Havilland (1882), Jerry Van Dyke (1931), Gary Gygax (1938), Donnie Yen (1963) and Max Power (1993). 1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria, led an invasion of Scotland and defeated Macbeth, King of Scotland, in a battle north of the Firth of Forth.
1694 – A Royal Charter was granted to the Bank of England as the English Government's banker.
1789 – The U.S. State Department, then known as the Department of Foreign Affairs, became the first federal agency created under the U.S. Constitution.
1916 – British mariner Charles Fryatt was executed at Bruges, Belgium, after a court-martial found him to be a franc-tireur.
1953 – An armistice was signed (pictured) to end hostilities in the Korean War, officially making the Division of Korea indefinite by creating an approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) wide demilitarized zone across the Korean Peninsula. Burnham wood has come to Dunsinane, You have your royal charter. And your Department of State. You have your franc-tireur. The armistice is signed. You know what to do.



Tim Blair – Saturday, July 27, 2013 (5:17pm)

Flashback to 2009
Australian Federal Police warned Prime Minister Kevin Rudd just weeks ago his border protection laws were making the country a magnet for smuggling.
The warning came in secret intelligence briefings prepared by the AFP that were delivered to senior Government ministers.
The Daily Telegraph understands the AFP also expressed reservations last year as the Rudd Government wound back John Howard’s tougher approach. 
More than 40,000 arrivals and 1000 deaths later, Labor finally acted. Not that it makes much difference at this stage.



Tim Blair – Saturday, July 27, 2013 (12:58pm)

“We drank some more,” writes Bob Ellis in his latest post, which might explain Bob’s curious phrasing: 
… his bote on the night went up …
… we tried to get the director, xxx, to take the show to the Central Coast …
… technical challenges were too diffivult …
… the imoressiin that Craig is innocent …
… the fottball finals …
… Rudd and Shorten will take a whike yet …
… when I first ran against Broneyn Bishoo … 
Elsewhere, in legible blogs, Instapundit has opened comments and Professor Bunyip is again active.



Tim Blair – Saturday, July 27, 2013 (11:56am)

US sportscaster Howard Cosell would have been a handy reporter during the last three years of Rudd/Gillard conflict:

Cosell later covered an actual assassination in very similar style. Listen to the perfect dramatic pauses within the phrase “dead on arrival”.



Tim Blair – Saturday, July 27, 2013 (11:40am)

DLP Senator Vince Gair names leftist icon Wilfred Burchett as a paid KGB operative in 1971: 
Is the Government further aware that [KGB officer Yuri] Krotkof fully identified Wilfred Burchett, the Australian journalist whose return to Australia in March 1970 was the occasion of much public controversy, as not only a paid agent of the Chinese and Vietnamese Communist parties but also as a Soviet KGB operative, to which position Burchett was appointed in 1958, in the KGB’s Special Department which was responsible for all foreign correspondents in Moscow? 
Gair’s comments were later republished in a DLP magazine, leading to a defamation suit from Burchett (discussed at the 13-minute point of a fawning 1983 interview with John Pilger). Now it emerges, through Soviet archives, that Burchett indeed was financed by the KGB. Robert Manne, who’d previously dismissed claims of any KGB payments to the late communist, writes
As it now turns out, on this matter I was wrong ...
The new documentary evidence about Burchett’s relations with the KGB places [his] supporters in an awkward position. They might resume their attack on the messenger of unpleasant tidings. They might claim that the document in the Bukovsky archive is a forgery. They might assert that there is nothing untoward in being a paid agent of a secret police force responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people. They might simply try to ignore the evidence that has been presented in this article.
Or they might, instead, rethink their position on the Burchett question. 
Or they might love him all the more.



Tim Blair – Saturday, July 27, 2013 (10:24am)

Bill Leak, Friday:


In other island developments, at least one resident is looking forward to new Islamophibian neighbours: 
Retailer Joe Ndrassal says he wants to see up to 50,000 asylum seekers resettled on Manus …
He says he isn’t concerned about a potential culture clash between locals and the newly arrived.
“The number of Muslims coming won’t make a difference, I think,” he said.
“Most people in PNG are Christians, so they can be socialised. We can influence them. They can convert.” 
That’s the spirit.


The Bolt Report tomorrow

Andrew Bolt July 27 2013 (6:40pm)

On The Bolt Report tomorrow - toe to toe with Kevin Rudd.
The panel: Former Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone and former Labor Senator John Black.

On Channel 10 at 10am and 4pm.
The twitter feed.
The place the videos appear


Indonesia not against an Abbott plan

Andrew Bolt July 27 2013 (8:42am)

There will be a deal between Indonesia and an Abbott Government to intercept boats, however Labor huffs and some journalists now scoff:
THE minister in charge of Indonesia’s navy has declared his government does not oppose Australia turning back asylum-seeker boats, but has insisted the two nations must talk about the policy and warned against any unilateral action.

Indonesia’s Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said yesterday his navy lacked resources and had to police illegal logging and fish poaching as well as deploying boats to the southern part of Java, the main departure point for asylum-seekers.

Asked if Indonesia opposed the Coalition’s plan to turn back boats, Dr Purnomo said: “I didn’t say that we don’t want it. I said let’s talk and sit down, you know, but we don’t want to see the unilateral action.”

As Dr Purnomo became the latest regional representative to be drawn into Australia’s political turmoil over border-protection policies, it emerged that more than 1200 asylum-seekers on 16 boats had made it to the Australian territories of Christmas and Cocos Islands in the seven days since Kevin Rudd announced his Papua New Guinea Solution…

The number of asylum-seekers taken into immigration detention since Mr Rudd’s announcement last night stood at 1260.
I think Indonesia has hinted often enough what the deal would be - more resources. More ships.
Greg Sheridan:
Offshore processing of asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island has been the official policy of the Labor government since it signed a memorandum of understanding with PNG in August 2011. In a few days, we will reach the second anniversary of that agreement.

And what is the capacity of the Manus Island facilities today? About 300 people. It took the Gillard government more than a year to transfer anyone to Manus, and since last year only a handful of people have gone there.

These facts are incredible.
Even more incredible is the idea that Rudd can get enough beds at Manus in time:
The Rudd government’s plan to ship future boat asylum seekers to Papua New Guinea is in danger of unravelling because a new processing centre at the heart of the strategy is unlikely to be finished on schedule.

Construction industry sources say it is impossible to complete the 600-bed facility on Manus Island before the promised deadline of next January.

The PNG government has still not granted title over the land earmarked for the centre, key construction contracts have not been awarded and no work has been started at the site or on a road connecting it with the island’s airport.

Hornibrook NGI, the Lae construction company expected to win one of the largest subcontracts, has still not been given detailed specifications needed to finish its bid for the work…

A senior PNG construction manager said Perth-based engineering company Decmil, which has won the $137 million Immigration Department contract to build the centre, would not be able meet the January deadline. ‘’These guys have got no chance of getting this done,’’ the manager said.

‘’The wheels are going to fall off this. There is no way they will get close to that target date.’’
(Thanks to reader Peter of Bellevue Hill.) 


If only Gillard were Aboriginal, none of this would have happened

Andrew Bolt July 27 2013 (2:28am)

Being a woman was just not being victim enough to save Gillard:
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has said that she would have been treated differently as the nation’s leader if she was indigenous, rather than a woman.
In an interview with The Monthly, Ms Gillard suggested that derogatory remarks made about her would have caused more outrage if she was black.
“I think some of the stuff about me, because it is about gender, gets glossed over more easily,” she said.
“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.”
What a crippling sense of victimhood. Still, it is nice to know that Gillard thinks that although we’re sexist we’re at least not racist. 



It is ok to disagree. I get your frustration, but a point of difference in our philosophy, which is apparently expressed more broadly is my belief in wealth creation. Your analysis works under the assumption that all the factors are external. "Nothing we can do but make the most of what we have" is the adage of those unions and political mates. They have no responsibility for their failure. "There just wasn't enough." There is no need to demolish the city and begin again. All that needs to happen is to let the adults run the shop for awhile. I do not believe 700,000 US peoples have not got sufficient to be able to take care of themselves. It isn't a war zone. - ed
He is wrong to believe so. The US is defending itself against terrorists whose claims to Islam are questionable. This particular terrorist killed vulnerable people for no sensible reason. - ed
So much money in exploiting workers by unions .. no wonder they wriggle .. ed
The issues are real and substantiated - ed
Yes .. and a comic book treatment of the Bible would be easy to animate in in small, ground breaking ways .. ed

4 her
Kerry isn't even in control of his own tongue. - ed
Bibi is fighting intelligently and desperately against the Obama administration while still remaining an ally of the US .. it is heart breaking. I am sure that there is back ground that prevents him from getting more .. but he isn't able to discuss it. - ed

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Movie One Sheets: The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man is a 1952 Irish–American Technicolor romantic comedy-drama film. It was directed by John Ford and starred John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Victor McLaglen and Barry Fitzgerald. It was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh. The film is notable for its lush photography of the Irish countryside and the long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight between Wayne and McLaglen.



You rest, we'll take it from here. The ‪#‎IDF‬ wishes you a Shabbat Shalom.

Congratulations to Megyn Kelly on the birth of her baby boy!

Clint Eastwood: Obama Is ‘Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On The American People’

“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

And then you realize it was shot 300km inside the Arctic circle...

Photo by Stian Klo -

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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,
Phil Box Add decimate and bugger to that list. Most have no clue as to what these two words mean. Even professional news casters get decimate wrong.
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


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Lipa is just fun to watch and listen to. Enjoy this “new-age” video. How true this song is about describing the norms of today’s gadget-filled world.
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