Friday, January 03, 2014

Fri Jan 3rd Todays News

The Howard administration began with an appeal for trust. Actual reform was delayed so as to provide a basis for change. So GST was not implemented early. Even at the end of the administration, changes were slowly being made. They were profound and served Australia well. The same could not be said for Rudd or Gillard. Nothing seemed planned when the ALP was in office. Change needs to be discussed and agreed to by the public. That takes time. Were Abbott to announce his intentions for reform, nay sayers could scuttle them before they could be implemented. I am sure the administration has a reform agenda and I am sure it includes the ABC. But precisely what that reform is I don't yet know. Akerman claims that a window of opportunity is closing. I disagree. The conservatives govern for all, not merely a few. When it is time, we will all know.
Climate deniers in the US are not being told of the ice-capades of their brethren in the antarctic. Trapped in summer ice, and 98% of US news outlets don't mention it. At this rate of heating, by 2050, the world will be a snowball. Apparently a high salt diet is good for longevity. Assange, who does not recognise the right of a court to come between him and his abusive style of lovemaking is appealing for one to abuse process on his behalf.

Happy birthday and many happy returns Anna Cao and Emely Rose He. Born on the same day, across the years, along with 

Reform list begins with ABC on top

Piers Akerman – Friday, January 03, 2014 (8:35am)

THE Abbott government’s window of opportunity for major reform is rapidly closing. 

98 per cent of US reports don’t mention the ice-trapped passengers were global warmists

Andrew Bolt January 03 2014 (6:04am)

The media here has covered up for the climate change expedition that got stuck in ice:

Why have the ABC and Fairfax media, so keen at first to announce this expedition was to measure the extent and effects of global warming, since omitted that fact from their reports after the expedition became ice-bound?
It’s been even worse in the US:

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all…
In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming…
There was only one news story out of 41 that mentioned climate change. That was CBS “This Morning” Dec. 30. “Despite being frozen at a standstill, the team’s research on climate change and Antarctic wildlife is moving forward,” CBS News Correspondent Don Dahler said. 

On the benefits of putting salt on even apples

Andrew Bolt January 03 2014 (5:53am)

Blaming the army for a man’s eating habits for the 60 years since he last served is already a ludicrous stretch:

A WOMAN has won the right to a war widow’s pension by proving her late husband’s death was linked to the excessive salt-eating habit he developed as a serviceman.
After serving in the tropics during World War II, Queensland cane cutter and farmer Clement Hutton loaded all his food – from apples to porridge and rice – with salt.
His widow Shirley Hutton, 83, of Maroochy River on the Sunshine Coast, told the Administrative Appeal Tribunal her husband, who she married in 1951, developed his taste for salt during his Army service…
Mr Hutton was diagnosed with hypertension in 1997 and died after a stroke in July 2012 aged 87.
Hutton really had no free will to change his diet in 60 years?
But here’s the even more bizarre thing. Hutton died at 87. Why is there any talk of a premature death? Did the salt in fact preserve him? 
(Via Catallaxy Files.) 

Wikileaks not so in favor of debate, after all

Andrew Bolt January 03 2014 (5:29am)

The Wikileaks Party claims to want a free debate, with no stifling of dissent:

Yet we are witness to a degeneration of democracy into political party oligarchy, in which dissent is stifled…
How rare is it to see a Member of Parliament, whether in government or in opposition, stepping out of line, or raising difficult or controversial issues?…
It’s time to give dissidents a voice in our political system…
In particular we will be fearless in the pursuit of the 21st century freedoms which are essential to the creation of any meaningful democracy. These include ...  the free flow of information
Yet when another politician dissents from the Wikileaks line, the party calls in the lawyers:
Julian Assange’s father has engaged a silk to start legal action against Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop over comments relating to his political party’s controversial visit to Syria.
John Shipton came under fire after the Australian WikiLeaks Party sent a delegation to Syria to meet accused war criminal, President Bashar al-Assad…
“Because of the defamatory statements made against myself by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, we have asked barrister Clive A. Evatt to begin defamation proceedings seeking $5 million in damages in each case,” he said…
Mr Evatt said ... “he’s suing on publicly being called stupid and reckless – that’s Bishop.
“And Tony Abbott said more or less the same thing, reported in the media this morning.”

Sometimes people get it fast, sometimes slow. 

Some people even take the douchebag way and steal other parking spots, or just as bad, DOUBLE PARK! 

Some people may wait patiently, but you may not know if you'll be missing out on better parking spots! 

Maybe some people find some reason to park illegally just because they can... And somehow get away with it (in Malaysia at least :p) 

Or maybe after a long long tiring search people might give up one day and decide to use valet service!  

Let's not forget to mention about the vvip parking!! On behalf of the rest of the community, screw u!! 

... ... 

But in the end, what really matters is that I should really stop comparing relationships to parking. The end.>

I got my eye on this really sweet spot. Now need to convince it I'm a car. I don't think I can just flash my headlights. Probably won't impress them if I leak oil too. Full of petrol. Clean windows. Licensed. Registered. - ed

Thinking of you while reading the article ..

2014 years is not long enough for a lefty to mature intellectually. HNY Safiyyah .. don't let the jerks get you down. - ed
I can't see anything wrong with what passed. It isn't like fining a motorist for leaving windows a few cm down on their parked car on a hot day. - ed


"Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." -Jesus

Me, at parties ..

Glück durchströmt den ganzen Körper, Stolz nur den Kopf und die Brust. Die Depression lässt den kompletten Leib kalt und schlaff wirken, Traurigkeit bloß die Arme und Beine.
Finnische Forscher haben detailliert zusammengetragen, wo im Körper sich welche#Emotionen manifestieren. 

(Foto: Aalto University and Turku PET) 

Aalto University #Gefühle

Finnish researchers have gathered detail where in the body which manifest # emotions.>


#Openforbusinessagain #Abbott


San Francisco NYE 2014 Panoramic — at Yerba Buena Island.

Apparently this is called 'Australia Rock'- poor Tassie is always forgotten. We didnt see any whales or seals either.

David Bowles
Wait! On this blessed day, 
O Hurricane, Heart of Earth and Sky,
Source of ripeness and freshness, 
Giver of daughters and sons, 
Spread that stain, spill your drops
Of green and yellow—
Give life and beginning 
To those we beget and bear, 
So they too multiply and grow,
Nurturing and providing for you, 
Calling to you along road and path,
Upon rivers, within canyons,
Beneath trees and bushes:
Give them their daughters and sons.

May there be no blame or barrier,
No lack or misery;
Let no deceiver sneak up behind
Or arise before them;
May they neither be snared nor wounded,
Nor seduced, nor burned,
Nor diverted below the road or above it;
May they neither fall backward nor stumble—
Keep them ever on the verdant path.
That road of deepest green.

—from "Cry of the Rulers' Hearts" in the Popol Vuh, the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life
Meh, who heads a terrorist organisation? Definitely not a democratically elected leader .. ed
Israel news: the world’s most anti-Jewish country
Here are some recent headlines you might have missed. These stories come from December 27 – 30, 2013.
The war against Israel
-Court Won't Intervene,

#tcot #pjnet #nra #2a #guns #tlot

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“True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien

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<I do not find shocking as much as sickening the fact that President Obama is determined to destroy the majesty of the United States with his misguided concepts of who constitutes friend and who foe. Perhaps this is not an accident at all as he has made crystal clear the vital part Islam plays in his every day actions. The partnership with Israel is one in name only as long as Netanyahu accedes to Obama's commands conveyed by Kerry. By his every action Obama has shown that only the Muslim Brotherhood is integral in his life. The US as we have known it is slowly but surely disappearing.>
Silly rabbit, the money did not go to them, it was spent on them, usually passing from one left wing to the next - ed

Turkish PM Erdoğan has now taken a page from the Dictator's Manual of Operations, claiming that there are giant foreign originated plots against him and Turkey.

Every dictator in the past 100 years has used this line. Most recently Chavez in Venezuela. But the list includes Stalin, Hitler, Ghaddafi,Assad, Saddam Hussein, and Idi Amin.

Far from a novel tactic, blaming scapegoats for one's failings, is a political tactic that many failing politicians use to bolster their power. Nothing new.

Turkey has gone from a progressive, secular, free society, to a place where journalists are jailed, from a growing prosperous nation to a no-growth economy for the past 22 months, and from a regional leader to a country that has isolated itself from its neighbors under Erdoğan's leadership.



Meh, Shameless capitalism is old hat. I like the Lindt bunnies .. and hot cross buns (with fruit) .. it isn't hurting anybody except those who find meaning in .. marketing. I find the sweetest chocolate is discounted .. it is better after Easter! But if I must .. (passes hat around, I'm sorry, I must confiscate the illicit candy) .. ed===

Never give up! - ed

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Hi everyone! Here's the newsletter for January 2nd. Enjoy!

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The gifts of Jahi

New Year’s Day should be a time of fresh beginnings and forward motion. But for the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, the holiday season has been suspended in a cloud of unfathomable pain and suffering: A routine tonsillectomy gone wrong. A beautiful child declared “brain dead.” Lawyers, TV cameras, tears...

NYT editor responds to accusations Benghazi report published to vindicate Hillary: ‘We have not chosen Mrs. Clinton’

The New York Times’ editorial page editor responds to criticism that the paper’s recent Benghazi story was published to lower an extremely tall hurdle for Hillary in 2016...

MSNBC host semi-apologizes for mockery of Mitt Romney’s adopted grandson

Live by racial obsession, die by racial obsession...

Heh: Obama’s pollster suggests reporters avoid citing polling data in 2014

This year-end has featured some pretty funny New Year’s resolutions. First Debbie Wasserman Schultz resolved to convince Republicans to stop disagreeing with her, and now President Obama’s pollster is resolving to try and get reporters to avoid citing polling data leading up to the 2014 election...

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“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” - Psalm 90:12
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon
January 2: Morning
"Continue in prayer." - Colossians 4:2
It is interesting to remark how large a portion of Sacred Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. We scarcely open the Bible before we read, "Then began men to call upon the name of the Lord;" and just as we are about to close the volume, the "Amen" of an earnest supplication meets our ear. Instances are plentiful. Here we find a wrestling Jacob--there a Daniel who prayed three times a day--and a David who with all his heart called upon his God. On the mountain we see Elias; in the dungeon Paul and Silas. We have multitudes of commands, and myriads of promises. What does this teach us, but the sacred importance and necessity of prayer? We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in his Word, he intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If he has said much about prayer, it is because he knows we have much need of it. So deep are our necessities, that until we are in heaven we must not cease to pray. Dost thou want nothing? Then, I fear thou dost not know thy poverty. Hast thou no mercy to ask of God? Then, may the Lord's mercy show thee thy misery! A prayerless soul is a Christless soul. Prayer is the lisping of the believing infant, the shout of the fighting believer, the requiem of the dying saint falling asleep in Jesus. It is the breath, the watchword, the comfort, the strength, the honour of a Christian. If thou be a child of God, thou wilt seek thy Father's face, and live in thy Father's love. Pray that this year thou mayst be holy, humble, zealous, and patient; have closer communion with Christ, and enter oftener into the banqueting-house of his love. Pray that thou mayst be an example and a blessing unto others, and that thou mayst live more to the glory of thy Master. The motto for this year must be, "Continue in prayer."
"Let the people renew their strength." - Isaiah 41:1
All things on earth need to be renewed. No created thing continueth by itself. "Thou renewest the face of the year," was the Psalmist's utterance. Even the trees, which wear not themselves with care, nor shorten their lives with labour, must drink of the rain of heaven and suck from the hidden treasures of the soil. The cedars of Lebanon, which God has planted, only live because day by day they are full of sap fresh drawn from the earth. Neither can man's life be sustained without renewal from God. As it is necessary to repair the waste of the body by the frequent meal, so we must repair the waste of the soul by feeding upon the Book of God, or by listening to the preached Word, or by the soul-fattening table of the ordinances. How depressed are our graces when means are neglected! What poor starvelings some saints are who live without the diligent use of the Word of God and secret prayer! If our piety can live without God it is not of divine creating; it is but a dream; for if God had begotten it, it would wait upon him as the flowers wait upon the dew. Without constant restoration we are not ready for the perpetual assaults of hell, or the stern afflictions of heaven, or even for the strifes within. When the whirlwind shall be loosed, woe to the tree that hath not sucked up fresh sap, and grasped the rock with many intertwisted roots. When tempests arise, woe to the mariners that have not strengthened their mast, nor cast their anchor, nor sought the haven. If we suffer the good to grow weaker, the evil will surely gather strength and struggle desperately for the mastery over us; and so, perhaps, a painful desolation, and a lamentable disgrace may follow. Let us draw near to the footstool of divine mercy in humble entreaty, and we shall realize the fulfilment of the promise, "They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength."

Today's reading: Genesis 4-6, Matthew 2 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Genesis 4-6

Cain and Abel
Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, "With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man." 2 Later she gave birth to his brother Abel.
Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. 4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Today's New Testament reading: Matthew 2

The Visit of the Magi
1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.
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