Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thu Oct 31st Todays News

Clive Palmer has bought himself seats in parliament. But he should not have bought journalists too. He was very slippery on 7:30 tonight, but then their journalists only challenge conservatives, and Palmer is not .. he is reactionary. Fairfax does some research and come to the astonishing fact government advisers are paid. Stay tuned. ALP deputy leader wants Australia to stop coloured people from breeding. ALP policy shines through Obama policy with the stunning success of the US owing a million dollars for each tax payer. 
According to AGW hysterics, Indian mourning practice of incinerating their dead is bad for the environment. Maybe they should choose to live? But then people are a cost to the environment. Without a winning solution, it is best not to become an AGW hysteric. New climate research discovers water in the oceans. What can be made of frost destroying crops? 
Burnside calls for choice to be removed from schooling. Socialists abuse police despite calling for police state regulation. Russell Brand pleasures himself with socialism. 
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Clive Palmer: a blot on our Parliament

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (4:54pm)

Politics - federal

SO-CALLED mining “billionaire” Clive Palmer is not just an embarrassment to our democracy but a danger.
Voters who last month gave Palmer’s new party potentially three senators - and a critical share of the balance of power - no doubt thought he was another tell-it-like-it-is maverick.
In fact he’s a man who too often tells it like it isn’t and uses his money to take on critics with court action.
Palmer, who’s also certain to win the seat of Fairfax, is now in a strong position to use Parliament to help bail out his business, which seems under stress.
(Read full article here.)
UPDATE
Palmer has just been confirmed as the winner in Fairfax. Now he’ll have to declare his financial interests. 
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Indians die, planet fries

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (4:53pm)

Researchers claim Indian funerals make global warming worse:
According to a new study, the traditional Hindu ritual of burning the dead on funeral pyres consumes 50 million to 60 million trees in India and Nepal annually. That and the combination of camphor, clarified butter and synthetic powders burned along with the body are responsible for a large chunk of a light-absorbing aerosol known as brown carbon.
Unlike black carbon aerosols spewed from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels, brown carbon does not typically show up in greenhouse gas inventories. But according to the authors of the study of cultural burning practices, published last week in Environmental Science and Technology Letters, that needs to change.
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1375 votes in WA recount go walkies

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (4:47pm)

This is disturbing, but the AEC says there is no suggestion the missing votes were stolen: 
PALMER United Party federal leader Clive Palmer has demanded the Australian Electoral Commission declare the recount of the Senate vote in Western Australia invalid after more than 1300 votes went missing.
Mr Palmer said the admission from the AEC Commissioner of a “serious administrative issue” where 1375 votes could not be recounted was another example of the “incompetent and fraudulent conduct of the AEC”.
In fact, it’s not Palmer who should be upset:
The AEC agreed to a request for a recount from the Greens despite Palmer United Party candidate Dio Wang being declared the winner of the fifth Senate seat in WA.
Mr Palmer said the Palmer United Party had strongly rejected the decision to order a recount as well as its move to only recount above the line ballots.
This is crucial:
Former federal police chief Mick Keelty will now spearhead an investigation into the disappearance of the ballots. 
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Gosh, and I thought they’d just work for food

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (9:57am)

I’m surprised Fairfax reporters were paid to report their surprise that Abbott’s audit commissioners were paid:

Members of the team hand-picked by the Abbott government to rein in spending will be paid $1500 a day.
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Tanya Plibersek: Abbott must stop those colored foreigners breeding

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (9:34am)

Labor’s deputy leader can’t stop pushing the anti-Catholic and anti-Abbott smears :
Labor is warning Tony Abbott not to let his social conservatism dictate foreign aid by stripping funding from services that provide abortions and birth control in poor countries.
In her first major speech as opposition spokeswoman on foreign affairs and international development, Tanya Plibersek will raise the spectre of Mr Abbott’s conservatism as part of an attack on plans to cut $4.5 billion in aid over four years.
‘’I will fight any effort by Tony Abbott to strip aid from family planning services in developing countries,’’ she says...
Well. two can play that game, Ms Plibersek. Hence the headline.
Smarten up. Stay civil.
(Thanks to reader Peter.) 
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I am an Australian with freedom of speech and say the climate problem is severely overstated

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (9:21am)

David Murray, former head of the Commonwelath Bank and of the Future Fund, cuts loose on Lateline:
DAVID MURRAY: ... I am an Australian in a democratic country with freedom of speech who believes that the climate problem is severely overstated.
EMMA ALBERICI: The latest IPCC report - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - was written by 250 authors from 39 countries, subjected to a review involving more than 1,000 experts. What would it take to convince you of the science?
DAVID MURRAY: When I see some evidence of integrity amongst the scientists themselves…
EMMA ALBERICI: Didn’t the Climate Commission achieve that consensus?…
DAVID MURRAY: Yes, but when we have the thing so highly politicised and when we have the head of a Climate Commission making wildly exaggerated statements about sea level, it just doesn’t help.
(Thanks to reader I. Seymour.)
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Reader Viperous has had enough of the alarmism:
I could only stomach a few minutes of Acid Ocean on SBS.

It is ridiculous to say scientists use the term ‘more acidic’ when describing a drop in pH rather than use ‘less basic’. A scientist would say ‘less basic’ if the pH drops to a level still above pH 7. There is no written rule as to which term you should use but it is obvious that if you use ‘more acidic’ in any other context a scientist would feel mislead if the pH remained above 7. ‘The oceans are becoming less basic’ is not going to scare the kiddies and ‘Acid Ocean’ is definitely telling porkies.

The pH of the surface waters of the oceans range from 7.9 to 8.3 away from the coastline. This report had, as its first story, an oyster farm. They had problems when the water that it pumped from the sea had six times more acid than normal. They did not actually mention the pH so I assume that it must have been 7.2-7.3. The water was being pumped from a bay that would have pH fluctuations due to rain water run off. This can drop the pH down to 6 due to nitric and nitrous acid in the rain water (from lightning) and organic material in rivers. It can also go up to pH 9 if the run off comes from basic soils. More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not going to drop the pH down to below 7.9 and certainly wasn’t responsible for the problems at the oyster farm, for oysters would have to put up with bigger changes in pH in its natural habitat.

Carbonic acid has a pKa of 6.4. It is acidic but barely more than water. Keeping it simple, a concentrated solution of carbonic acid (pure water in an atmosphere of pure carbon dioxide) has less than a fraction of 1 millionth the acidity of battery acid.
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Obama heaven: every American now owes $1 million

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (9:04am)

Wakey, wakey:

Each U.S. taxpayer now has a federal-debt liability of $1.1 million, and rising.
(Thanks to reader Correllio.) 
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ABC alarm! Global warming cut some lobster’s larvae

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (8:56am)

Reader Barry:
OH MY GOD! Thank heavens for the ABC. If it weren’t for them we wouldn’t know that the decline in lobster larvae in the Abrolhos Islands was caused by climate change.
We know it with absolute certainty because of this statement:

… the drop in larvae numbers of the last few years can’t be conclusively attributed to climate change, but it is part of a trend.
What trend? A trend to ascribe every inexplicable development to a popular scare?
Well, not every development, says Barry:
The ABC reports on unseasonable frost destroying crops in NSW and Victoria. I wonder if they will tell us that such frosts are ‘unprecedented for this time of year’.
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Burnside’s latest brainwave: punish the best schools

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (8:41am)

“Human rights” lawyer Julian Burnside wants to restrict another right - the right of parents to choose a private school for their child and pay extra for their education.
Reader mem explains to Burnside the foolishness of his authoritarianism:
Julian Burnside moves on to solving the education crisis, tweeting to Q&A,”De-fund independent schools; increase funding for government schools so they can afford to compete for the best teachers.”
Is he just attempting to redirect debate away from from key issues such as teaching methodology, teacher competence and syllabus, or does he really believe the simplistic leftist mantra that if it wasn’t for money going to private schools we could afford to have better education for everyone?
Despite all the additional money poured into education under the Rudd and Gillard governments, recently released research indicates educational outcomes actually declined with additional money spent on government schools. Also, defunding independent schools would cost the tax payers/government an additional $8.4 billion a year in recurrent funding alone and not deliver any funding for Mr Burnside’s proposed increase for teachers! Figures quoted are sourced from here.
Burnside also wants to restrict for others the benefits he enjoyed himself:

I was sent to Melbourne Grammar, which was a great privilege and I probably didn’t recognise until much later what a privilege it was. Because the standard of teaching was superb. My happiest memories of Melbourne Grammar, I think, are studying art. First with John Brack, and then later in senior school with Ron Miller.
Odd. To try to lift standards by punishing the highest-achieving schools and discouraging exactly the parents who spend billions of dollars on their child’s education. A fast track to the excellence of mediocrity.
Fact: parents sending their children to private schools get less than half the government funding than they’d enjoy if they sent them to government schools, even though they pay extra in fees and tend to pay more in taxes.
Fact: private schools tend to produce better results. 
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March of the new totalitarians

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (8:21am)

The new morality

THERE are lessons to learn from the physical intimidation by protesters today of Treasurer Joe Hockey.
First is one for the young. Beware, socialism is the refuge of the totalitarian.
Activists from the Socialist Alliance and Socialist Alternative promoted today’s students’ protest to demand more money from other taxpayers - or as their signs today at Victoria’s Parliament put it: “F--- fees. F--- cuts.”
Another lesson. Note the outsized sense of entitlement to other people’s money in what Hockey has labled the “Age of Entitlement”. Note also the crudity of expression from a generation taught to equate anger with righteousness, abuse with sincerity.
One Socialist Alternative organiser made clear the kind of protest desired today, with this post to the Facebook site “Abbott and Pyne: hands off our universities”; “People should bring shoes, yoghurt and EGGS. Heaps of eggs.”
(Read full article here.
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Russell Brand, oracle of the vacuous self-pleasurer

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (7:57am)

Russell Brand says bad governments made him take heroin:
Brand has that wild look in his eyes like a man who expects to be found out for talking what he knows is sheer rubbish, yet is both excited and appalled that he’s treated instead like an oracle.
Fact is, he’s just a hedonist who prefers to blame others for his excesses.  He’s just a party-crasher who leaves to others the responsibility of tidying up after him - like cleaning up the broken glass after his “revolution”.

The truth of his drug use is probably closer to what he once wrote:

We all need something to help us unwind at the end of the day. You might have a glass of wine, or a joint, or a big delicious blob of heroin to silence your silly brainbox of its witterings but there has to be some form of punctuation, or life just seems utterly relentless. 
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Abbott’s test: handouts or performance?

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (7:43am)


Bill Scales, former chairman of the Industry and Productivity commissions, says claims of the important of car making to Australia have been exaggerated, and warns the Abbott Government:

Make no mistake; the decision the government makes on automotive assistance will send clear, long-lasting messages about its priorities and how the rest of industry should deal with it. If the government decides to continue with high levels of ongoing assistance to this particular industry, it will send a clear message to companies that high-profile lobbying pays and that the next chief executive of their organisation might best be not an engineer or a marketer, or a dynamic leader of people, but a lobbyist.
But if it decides that the success of any company in Australia in the 21st century is best determined by it being internationally competitive, efficient, operating within effective and efficient labour markets in a competitive environment, using high-quality national infrastructure, then Australia has a very bright future indeed. 
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Those billions in handouts we’ve given so far don’t seem to be doing the job:

THE Australian motor industry has slipped to 33rd place in the latest global manufacturing rankings, behind Uzbekistan and Hungary, with its lack of scale and competitiveness set to dominate a Productivity Commission inquiry.
Australian motor vehicle production is likely to drop to less than 200,000 units this year, with only 94,000 units produced in the first six months. This is 40 per cent below the level in 2008, when the industry was last subject to review.
That review, conducted for the Rudd government by former Victorian premier Steve Bracks rather than the Productivity Commission, found that the minimum efficient scale of an assembly line was 300,000-400,000 vehicles a year, or more than three times that produced by the largest Australian plant.
The latest International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers figures show that production is increasingly shifting to emerging countries, with China producing half the world’s motor vehicles in the first six months of this year. Output is rising rapidly in countries such as Thailand, Brazil, Argentina and Slovakia.
(Thanks to reader Peter of Bellevue Hill.) 
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Bishop negotiates with Iran on return of boat people

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (7:43am)


This could lead to a critical breakthrough:

Julie Bishop has begun high- level efforts to strike an agreement with the Iranian Government to repatriate its nationals whose refugee claims have been rejected by Australia.
The Foreign Affairs Minister [said] she raised the involuntary return of boat people with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Zarif in New York last month.
It is understood that Mr Zarif acknowledged that many Iranians arriving in Australia by boat were economic migrants with no genuine fear of persecution.
Ms Bishop will follow up her talks with Mr Zarif during a meeting with top-ranking Iranian diplomat Majid Bizmark at the Indian Ocean Rim Association meeting in Perth tomorrow…
Of the 6403 people in immigration detention, almost one-third - 1867 - are Iranian.
Though a large percentage of Iranian detainees have failed in their bid for protection visas, Australia has been unable to send them home because there is no diplomatic agreement in place to allow it.
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More progress:

Indonesia will offer to step up naval patrols in the ocean between Java and Australia in an attempt to combat people smuggling, a government spokesman has said…
Agus Barnas, a spokesman for [the chairman of Indonesia’s people smuggling taskforce], ... said Indonesia would offer Mr Morrison to “maximise our navy patrols in the south sea, because normally we don’t have that many ships there, because there has been no threat from the south”.
“But now we will intensify the sea patrols because these asylum seekers are trying to go south,” he said.
(Thanks to reader OzWitch.) 
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Climate Change Authority exposed: even more pain for no gain

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (7:22am)


Terry McCrann destroys the latest report of the Climate Change Authority - one the Fairfax press deceptively presented as the work of sensible people from “across the spectrum”:


Thanks to Julia Gillard and Bob Brown… Australia is legally committed to cutting its emissions of carbon dioxide by 5 per cent by 2020…
Well, the CCA says that’s “inadequate’’. It said, we’ve got to shoot for at least 15 per cent…
That’s hardly surprising given the troika of professorial climate hysterics, Hamilton (Clive), Karoly (David) and Quiggin (John) that are the CCA’s core…
The central argument from the CCA for bigger CO2 emission cuts, was that “evidence is also mounting’’ that several other comparable countries were ``gearing up’’ to reduce their emissions even more aggressively by 2020.
This was followed by the usual ‘what will they think of us’ bleat from the policy activist…
Well, Greg Sheridan at our sister paper The Australian, utterly shredded that claim two weeks ago…
Of the 195 members in the UN Framework Convention on Climate, only 34 had anything resembling an ETS and 27 of those were in the European Union - where the way it rigged the measurement of CO2 cuts around the closing down of inefficient former eastern European industry, has run out of steam anyway.
Japan had effectively abandoned plans for an ETS, Sheridan wrote. South Korea had one but was going to issue all permits for free…
Yes, the US has an impressive target. It also stumbled on shale oil and gas - like winning the CO2-cut lottery…
The report claimed that China was stepping up its efforts to “reduce emissions.’’ And that it was “investing heavily in renewable energy projects, closing inefficient coal power plants’’.
The first is simply and completely untrue. As the fine print of the CCA report itself noted, China is only aiming to cut CO2 emission intensity not emissions per se ...  but given China’s phenomenal pace of growth, its actual total emissions in 2020 will be significantly higher than they are today… More realistic projections would see China increase its emissions by up to `10 Australia’s.’ ...
The third CCA claim is a deliberate constructive lie. Yes, China is closing down old coal-fired power stations - to reduce REAL pollution, the dirty little bits of grit ...
But is replacing them with modern plants that pump out just as much CO2 plant food, but does it cleanly. Indeed, it’s building far more than it replaces…
The CCA report is worse than a disgrace. It proposes wilful pain on all Australians and extraordinarily serious damage to the economy… And all for utterly no point. Even if you believe the climate hysteria, it would make no difference to global or indeed Australian temperatures...
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Windy monuments to the warmist folly

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (7:10am)


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Terry McCrann:
I STILL have a dream. Of that one day when we start pulling down all the utterly useless, landscape-blighting, bird-killing, people-punishing, so-called wind farms.
We’ll leave a few, some stripped of their turbines, some left with a blade to turn lazily and even more uselessly in the occasional breeze; all, like fragments of the Berlin Wall, as testimony to the time when insanity engulfed our supposed intellectual and policymaking elites.
I once went to a park just like that in Budapest featuring a collection of statues once erected to an earlier Leftist utopia that had died - and now discarded:

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Workers object to socialists

Andrew Bolt October 31 2013 (7:04am)


Socialists are meant to represent the workers. But yesterday’s violent protest by students egged on by socialist groups reveal a split.

Workers:

Workers from a nearby business, who witnessed the altercation, described the protesters’ actions as a joke.
“They started throwing shoes and bags,” one witness said.
“I was quite angry, because, yes, have your protest. But they are the police. They are doing their job. They are here to protect.”
Socialists:
Socialist Party councillor Stephen Jolly took to Twitter to criticise the police response.
“Yet another example of police overkill - this time at today’s Melbourne student rally. This will generate a political backlash,” he said.
There will be a backlash, Stephen, but the opposite of what you predict. Tune into talkback radio today. 
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How Fairfax gives the Climate Change Authority a green-wash

Andrew Bolt October 30 2013 (7:08pm)


Fairfax reporter Adam Morton on the Climate Change Authority’s claim that Australia must cut its emissions by more than either Labor or Liberal have said:

These are not the musings of a group of far-left greenies. The authority is chaired by former Reserve Bank chairman Bernie Fraser and includes views from across the spectrum, including serious business minds Heather Ridout, former Tomago Aluminium head John Marlay and AustralianSuper chairwoman Elana Rubin.
On the basis of just that one paragraph I wouldn’t trust a thing Morton says about global warming.
For a start, the views of the authority do not come from “across the spectrum”, but from a range of warmists chosen by Labor Climate Change Minister Greg Combet.
Second, those Morton names include Fraser, a die-hard Labor man whose work has included negotiating between Labor and unions, Ridout, who was the go-to business representative for the Rudd Government, and Rubin, who was appointed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions to be its representative on the Australian Super board.
But third and most telling are the names Morton didn’t mention. Other members of the nine-person authority board include militant warmist David Karoly, whose paper claiming unprecedented warming of Australasia had to be withdrawn; professional ethicist Clive Hamilton, the former Greens candidate who argues we may need a “suspension of democratic processes” to deal with warming; and hard-Left economist John Quiggin, an alarmist who thought the carbon tax would make five times more difference to warming than even the most optimistic warmist scientists believed.
Had Morton added those names to his paragraph, it would rather have spoiled his argument - but would have better informed his audience.
Note the choice Morton made. 
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Sex compo: why so long before sense wins?

Andrew Bolt October 30 2013 (6:34pm)


Why it took so much money, so many lawyers and so many judges before common sense asserted itself is completely beyond me:
A WOMAN awarded compensation after injuring herself during sex on a work trip has had the damages win knocked back by the High Court...
The woman was hurt when a glass light fitting was pulled from the motel room bed and landed on her face.
She’d been having sex with a man she’d known in the regional town where she was staying for two days.
A full bench of the Federal Court agreed the woman’s injuries had been sustained during “the course” of her employment, as she’d been staying in the motel room for work purposes and her employer had “induced” her to be there.
But the High Court has rejected that reasoning.
“In order for an injury sustained in an interval or interlude during an overall period of work to be in the course of an employee’s employment, the circumstances in which the employee was injured must be connected to an inducement or encouragement by the employer,” a summary from the court says.
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Aprille Love
#boohoosocialdiary #halloween #mileycyrus#robinthicke #vmas #omg with @ngulliver
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I will sing of Your Strength, in the morning I will sing of Your love; for You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16
4 her - ed
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I've run twice as an independent without reaching the level of getting funded. Some who reach that level are not necessarily good people, but already funded by special interests. I personally feel anything Oakeshotte or Windsor were paid was money wasted .. but that is not the issue .. large parties being paid for their work is essential and the proportion by voting seems fair. - ed
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Looking Down the Merced — at Yosemite National Park.
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Composed of elm with dragon heartstring core, Lucius Malfoy’s wand is enclosed in a snake-topped walking stick. No wonder Voldemort demands his wand in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. For this wand and other authentic prop replicas from the world of Harry Potter, visit The Noble Collection.
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Which city loves chocolate the most - Sydney or Melbourne? Today we find out as we open 2 new Chocolate Bars in Woodgrove, Melbourne and Central Park, Sydney!

To celebrate the Bald Man's arrival, we are inviting you to join us for a free Milk Hot Chocolat at these new stores from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Terms and Conditions apply.

For the locations of our Chocolate Bars, head to;http://www.maxbrenner.com.au/locations/
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Tomorrow is the last day to vote for People's Choice nominees! Please vote, share & help 'The Bible' take home the prize!

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Americans deserve someone who will fight to FIX our healthcare problems not DENY them! 

SHARE and SIGN the petition to urge Obama to FIRE Sebelius! http://bit.ly/168xwKL
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This is going to be real challenge .. 99% of people can't find the horse. If you see the horse then share with your friends. Ask them to find
Frog eyes are nostrils. And the frog legs are ears .. I never thought I'd write that .. hair puddled in the water as the horse struggles to get out .. ed===

Enough is enough. Barack Obama has no more credibility. 
"If you like your healthcare plan you can keep it--period." 
"I found about about the IRS targeting from TV news." 
"An attack started by a disgusting web video."
"America does not have a domestic spying program." 
"I do solemnly swear ... to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
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Creation of the MGM logo
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Okay, friends. Tomorrow is Halloween, so you'll definitely want to pick up The Monitor to read the creepiest and final Creature Feature: "El Cucu." With art by Jose Mlndz, this story will totally set the mood for your festivities.

Though some of you may be saddened that the mini-series is coming to an end, stay tuned for some very exciting news concerning the future of the column...
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Read more: http://bit.ly/Advice_BaitedbyCatfish#DrPhil
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“Now you understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all… your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it don’t matter…I’m gonna blow your head off. It’s as simple as that.” – JOHN WAYNE, Big Jake (1971)
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Meitoku Yagi, was the chief instructor of "Meibukan" Gojuryu Karate and one of Chogun Miyagi's students.
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Michelle Malkin
Boom! Ted Cruz stands up for Americans, hits back at Sebelius’ whiny hot mic grumbling ==>http://twitchy.com/2013/10/30/boom-ted-cruz-stands-up-for-americans-hits-back-at-sebelius-whiny-hot-mic-grumbling/
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Please see the link below to watch the great promo Uncle Si Robertson from Duck Dynasty did for Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. Rev. Franklin Graham and his team do such wonderful work all around the globe. It was such an honor to join him on a Christmas mission in Haiti a few years ago (which this photo is from). And it will be thrilling to pay tribute to Rev. Billy Graham next week as he celebrates his 95th birthday! The entire Graham family has had such a positive influence on our nation and the world. God bless them!

Here’s the link:
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoebox-with-uncle-si/
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Aprille Love
Life! Make sure you live it! #love #life #inspo
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Daniel Katz, run my friend .. or support Geelong .. or something .. or .. treat it as a sales opportunity .. ed
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Yes Deer...

Seen and captured in Yosemite Valley. I like shooting these critters with a camera a whole lot more than with a gun.
 — at Yosemite National Park.
She is lovely - ed
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Their concept of earth like is not mine .. but explains why they believe in global warming despite the evidence - ed
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The reason I buy Apple products .. they usually work. ed
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This is a generational curse .. denying a future to generations .. there is something worse than mere death .. denying a good life - ed
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Title: Steaming

For sale at: http://mattgranz.zenfolio.com/p751617211/h984b5c5#h984b5c5

The first snow of the Fall Season arrives in the Yosemite Valley, and as the clouds disperse the steam from the evaporating frozen water rises. This equals into an impressive display off of the monolith called El Capitan. This mountain is a weather maker all in and of itself and shows off a dramatic display in the morning when conditions are right.
 — at Yosemite National Park.
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HAPPY DIWALI — feeling blessed withStephanie AnnMandy Mclean and David Daniel Ball.
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Lame, but it is Halloween .. and I don't share candy - ed
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Melbourne wins again J Fo that is one costume I couldn't wear - ed
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Back to the beginning .. - ed
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Can't blame the Climate Change Authority for their all-guns-blazing last stand before being wiped out. Thankfully they will just be ignored as most sane people will do*

* Lefties excluded. Obviously.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/lets-get-rid-of-all-the-useless-wind-farms/story-fni0d8gi-1226750008876
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Father, I come to You in the precious name of Your Son, Jesus. I choose to be still in You. I choose to cast my cares on You. Fill me with Your peace today, fill me with Your hope as I keep my heart and mind stayed on You in Jesus' name. Amen.
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When last you can remember being still? And I don't mean sitting in traffic or standing in line at the store. In today's fast-paced culture, people are constantly multitasking, trying to do more in less time, constantly on the go, constantly seeking information, constantly checking off to-do lists. And there is nothing wrong with any of these things. But if we are going to see the Lord fight our battles, if we are going to embrace the victory He has for us, we have to make it a priority to be still before Him.
The word of God says,"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still"
(Exodus 14:14, NIV)

Being still means taking time alone in the presence of Almighty God. Being still means being quiet before Him, listening to His voice and meditating on His Word. But, we need to also keep our hearts and minds still no matter what else we are doing. Being still means silencing the negative voices in our minds. It means choosing right thoughts and putting our trust in Him. That's why it's so important to keep His Word first place in your life because when you know His Word, you know Him. When you know Him, you trust Him. When you trust Him, your heart and mind will be still before Him, and He will lead you into victory all the days of your life.God bless you.
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Jesus rocked the world with the simplicity of his message, the clarity of his mission, and the intensity of his love.

You could too, by following his example.
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Polio has broken out among young children in northeast Syria after probably originating in Pakistan and poses a threat to millions of children across the Middle East, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
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Thank God for Shabbat!
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Morning

"I will praise thee, O Lord."
Psalm 9:1
Praise should always follow answered prayer; as the mist of earth's gratitude rises when the sun of heaven's love warms the ground. Hath the Lord been gracious to thee, and inclined his ear to the voice of thy supplication? Then praise him as long as thou livest. Let the ripe fruit drop upon the fertile soil from which it drew its life. Deny not a song to him who hath answered thy prayer and given thee the desire of thy heart. To be silent over God's mercies is to incur the guilt of ingratitude; it is to act as basely as the nine lepers, who after they had been cured of their leprosy, returned not to give thanks unto the healing Lord. To forget to praise God is to refuse to benefit ourselves; for praise, like prayer, is one great means of promoting the growth of the spiritual life. It helps to remove our burdens, to excite our hope, to increase our faith. It is a healthful and invigorating exercise which quickens the pulse of the believer, and nerves him for fresh enterprises in his Master's service. To bless God for mercies received is also the way to benefit our fellow-men; "the humble shall hear thereof and be glad." Others who have been in like circumstances shall take comfort if we can say, "Oh! magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together; this poor man cried, and the Lord heard him." Weak hearts will be strengthened, and drooping saints will be revived as they listen to our "songs of deliverance." Their doubts and fears will be rebuked, as we teach and admonish one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. They too shall "sing in the ways of the Lord," when they hear us magnify his holy name. Praise is the most heavenly of Christian duties. The angels pray not, but they cease not to praise both day and night; and the redeemed, clothed in white robes, with palm-branches in their hands, are never weary of singing the new song, "Worthy is the Lamb."

Evening

"Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it."
Song of Solomon 8:13
My sweet Lord Jesus remembers well the garden of Gethsemane, and although he has left that garden, he now dwells in the garden of his church: there he unbosoms himself to those who keep his blessed company. That voice of love with which he speaks to his beloved is more musical than the harps of heaven. There is a depth of melodious love within it which leaves all human music far behind. Ten of thousands on earth, and millions above, are indulged with its harmonious accents. Some whom I well know, and whom I greatly envy, are at this moment hearkening to the beloved voice. O that I were a partaker of their joys! It is true some of these are poor, others bedridden, and some near the gates of death, but O my Lord, I would cheerfully starve with them, pine with them, or die with them, if I might but hear thy voice. Once I did hear it often, but I have grieved thy Spirit. Return unto me in compassion, and once again say unto me, "I am thy salvation." No other voice can content me; I know thy voice, and cannot be deceived by another, let me hear it, I pray thee. I know not what thou wilt say, neither do I make any condition, O my Beloved, do but let me hear thee speak, and if it be a rebuke I will bless thee for it. Perhaps to cleanse my dull ear may need an operation very grievous to the flesh, but let it cost what it may I turn not from the one consuming desire, cause me to hear thy voice. Bore my ear afresh; pierce my ear with thy harshest notes, only do not permit me to continue deaf to thy calls. Tonight, Lord, grant thine unworthy one his desire, for I am thine, and thou hast bought me with thy blood. Thou hast opened mine eye to see thee, and the sight has saved me. Lord, open thou mine ear. I have read thy heart, now let me hear thy lips.
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Today's reading: Jeremiah 20-21, 2 Timothy 4 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Jeremiah 20-21

Jeremiah and Pashhur
1 When the priest Pashhur son of Immer, the official in charge of the temple of the LORD, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, 2 he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the LORD’s temple. 3 The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The LORD’s name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side. 4 For this is what the LORD says: ‘I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry them away to Babylon or put them to the sword. 5 I will deliver all the wealth of this city into the hands of their enemies—all its products, all its valuables and all the treasures of the kings of Judah. They will take it away as plunder and carry it off to Babylon. 6 And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into exile to Babylon. There you will die and be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have prophesied lies....’”

Today's New Testament reading: 2 Timothy 4

1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing....
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