Monday, July 14, 2014

Mon 14th Jul Todays News

Sydney was a very young colony when a young Canadian set out from Lake Athabasca (in Canada) to find a route to the pacific ocean. He was twenty four years old, working as a furrier for the Northwest Company and he had decided to follow a river, now called the Mackenzie River after Alexander. On this day he reached her mouth in 1789, but not the Pacific Ocean .. he had found the Arctic Ocean instead. He persevered, however, and reached the Pacific in 1793. Then he went to Scotland and married a 14 year old heiress and cousin. His 1789 achievement happened on the same day Parisian citizens stormed the Bastille. And so one foot stepped to liberty, another to freedom, and another to madness. 

On this day in 1791, Joseph Priestly who felt the French Revolution was a good idea was run out of Birmingham. In 1798, the Sedition act was passed in the US, making it illegal to write, publish or speak malicious statements about the US. Yet another reason Obama has not released his identity proofs. In 1865, Europeans finally climbed the Matterhorn. In 1881, Billy the Kid was finally killed. In 1933, Nazis outlawed all other political parties in Germany. On the same day Nazis passed a law for forced sterilisation of people deemed genetically inferior. Around the world, many prominent businessmen admired Adolph Hitler for such action for years after. In 1965, Mariner 4 flew past Mars, taking pictures. 1969, Nixon stopped big denomination US currency. 1976, Canada celebrated Bastille day by ending capital punishment. In 2003, Washington Post journalist Novak outed a CIA ground operative after publishing articles critical of the invasion of Iraq. 


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For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/tony-abbott-remedy-the-persecution-of-dd-ball

Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may;
I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed

Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.

I have begun a bulletin board (http://theconservativevoice.freeforums.netwhich will allow greater latitude for members to post and interact. It is not subject to FB policy and so greater range is allowed in posts. Also there are private members rooms in which nothing is censored, except abuse. All welcome, registration is free.
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Happy birthday and many happy returns John MorrisPallavi ThapaVytautas JuodisRima Dablan and Damian Clarke. Born on the same day, across the years. On your day in 756, Emperor Xuanzong fled the Tang capital Chang'an as An Lushan's forces advance toward the city during the An Lushan Rebellion. 1769, Spanish soldier Gaspar de Portolá led the first European land expedition to present-day California. 1933, With the enactment of the Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring, the Nazi Party began its eugenics program. 1965, The NASA spacecraft Mariner 4 flew past Mars, collecting the first close-up pictures of another planet. 2003, In an effort to discredit U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson, who had written an article critical of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Washington Post columnist Robert Novak revealed that Wilson's wife Valerie Plame was a CIA "operative". Your remarkable day says much, as your dreams are realised with long journeys. Probably best to keep the secret agent business secret. You are flexible, and will leave that capital when you must, those long term projects you have great follow through with .. don't forget to read the instructions first, or you might have to correct mistakes ;)
And a special welcome to Teresa Limbu who came to Australia on this day .. and on her journey acquired a good man and a lovely child ..
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DEFINITIONS MISSED

Tim Blair – Monday, July 14, 2014 (6:09am)

From the Herald Sun‘s review of yesterday’s Collingwood-Essendon AFL atrocity: 
Collingwood looked disinterested … 
This is incorrect. In fact, Collingwood looked uninterested. And also like outpatients from a chronic immobility clinic. In other language news, young American socialists don’t know what “socialism” means
Forty-two percent say they prefer socialism as a means of organizing society but only 16% can define the term properly as government ownership of the means of production. In fact, when asked whether they want an economy managed by the free market or by the government, 64% want the former and just 32% want the latter. Scratch a Millennial “socialist” and you are likely to find a budding entrepreneur (55% saying they want to start their own business someday). 
They’re obviously using underwear millionaire Elle MacPherson’s definition.
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WUSA MUSA

Tim Blair – Monday, July 14, 2014 (5:28am)

Australia’s ridiculous jihadi element continue to entertain.
One of them, disability pensioner and now suspected war criminal Khaled Sharrouf, is alleged to have collected pension payments even after leaving Australia for the killing fields of Syria and Iraq. The only surprise here is that the payments were eventually stopped, presumably after a sharp-eyed bureaucrat discovered that Sharrouf had found gainful employment shooting his fellow Muslims.
Still, at least Sharrouf made it to Syria, which is more than Musa Cerantonio can say. Except that the self-styled sheik actually did say he’d made it to the Middle East, posting this note on Twitter: “I have arrived in the land of Khilafah in Ash-Sham! May Allah honour all Muslims during this blessed time in His Obedience.”

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WORD USED

Tim Blair – Monday, July 14, 2014 (5:21am)

Mike Carlton, 2014
The trouble is: we live in a society where some f--kwit of an AFL commentator can still use the word “poofter.” 
Mike Carlton, 2006
With all his faults, the rambunctious in-yer-face attitude, the oh-so-public flying of the lavender flag, John Marsden – self-styled old poof – was much loved …
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HEZBURGER FURY

Tim Blair – Monday, July 14, 2014 (5:12am)

factional Palestinian feud in Sydney: 
A tiny yellow flag took Sydney’s pro-Palestinian protest to the brink of a street brawl yesterday.
Just as the protest organisers urged the city’s Palestinian community to unite against injustice,someone waved a Hezbollah flag …

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NO FRIES WITH THAT!

A melee ensued, with protesters indignant that a flag celebrating the banned terrorist group would cause disharmony. Police rushed the stage to break up the scuffle as organisers urged for calm.
“How dare they show that fascist flag. We should only have Palestinian flags waving,” one protester declared. 
There was also hamburger trouble: 
As well as taking aim at foes Israel and the US, the protesters were urged to boycott McDonald’s for its supposed links to funding Israel — anti-Semitic and anti-sundae. 
At least they’ve moved on from Max Brenner stores. Which, incidentally, are fantastic.
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BIG ZERO

Tim Blair – Monday, July 14, 2014 (4:50am)

Fascinating poll results in the US: 
A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely …
By a fairly substantial margin (45 percent to 38 percent), the public believes the nation would be better off had former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts been elected two years ago rather than Obama. 
Read on. Time redeemed Truman; it could eventually do the same for Obama. Then again, he clearly is the worst President since World War II.
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If Leyonhjelm is a true libertarian, why not allow polygamy, too?

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (4:59pm)

The new morality

Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm wants same-sex marriage legalised, arguing marriage is a private matter:
Another important lesson, this time from Roman law, is that marriage is a private matter (it’s part of private law, not public law, in civilian countries). The state simply provides a legal framework, particularly in the event of divorce or intestacy. It is difficult to resist the argument that defining the gender of people getting married is intrusive as well as silly and petty.
If marriage is a private matter then why ask the state or church to bless it? Just choose your partner and, if you must, draw up a legal document to formalise it. Indeed, gays can already register relationships. But why then demand the rest of us acknowledge your partnership as a marriage?
Truth is that marriage - the institution, tradition and ceremony - are indeed all public matters. Marriage is a social, not private, construct to bind men to women for the sake of their children, so that the next generations are properly socialised to the benefit of all.
Then there is this problem with Leyonhjelm’s argument: if your choice of partner is entirely a private matter, and state intrusion on that choice silly and petty, then why have any state definition of marriage at all?
Why not allow polygamy and incestuous marriage as well? Isn’t that the true libertarian position? 
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How safe now are the Jews of France?

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (1:42pm)

Jews are running out of places to be safe, thanks to mass migration from the Third World:
Pro-Palestinian protesters tried to force their way into a Paris synagogue Sunday with bats and chairs, then fought with security officers who blocked their way, according to police and a witness.
Recent violence in Gaza has raised emotions in France, home to Western Europe’s largest Muslim population and largest Jewish community. Sunday’s unrest by a few dozen troublemakers came at the end of sizable protest in the French capital demanding an end to Israeli strikes on Gaza and accusing Western leaders of not doing enough to stop them.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls said two Paris synagogues had been targeted by unspecified violence that he called “inadmissible.” ...
A police spokeswoman said the Don Isaac Abravanel synagogue in eastern Paris was targeted during a service, and worshippers were blocked inside while police pushed protesters back… Sunday’s protest, involving about 10,000 people, had been largely peaceful.
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A firebomb was hurled at a synagogue near Paris, part of a string of anti-Semitic incidents in Western Europe coinciding with Israel’s assault on Hamas in Gaza.
The firebomb went off Friday night at the entrance to the synagogue of Aulnay-sous-Bois, a northeastern suburb of the French capital…
On July 8, the day that Israel launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza, a man described as having a Middle Eastern appearance assaulted a Jewish 17-year-old girl on a Paris street near the Gare du Nord train station by spraying pepper-spray on her face, BNVCA also reported.
The girl, identified by her initials, J.L., wrote in her complaint to police that the man, who was in his 20s, shouted: “Dirty Jewess, inshallah you will die."…
In Belleville, an eastern suburb of Paris, a demonstration Saturday by a few dozen people against Israel’s attack on Hamas featured calls to “slaughter the Jews,” according to Alain Azria, a French Jewish photojournalist who covered the event. The crowd also chanted “death to the Jews,” he said. 
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Newspoll - Labor 54 to 46 ahead

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (8:51am)

Way behind and little sign of a strategy to fix it:
The latest Newspoll ... shows that despite a one-percentage-point gain for the Coalition in the past fortnight, the government’s support remains near the lowest levels since Tony Abbott became Liberal leader in 2009.
In two-party terms, the ALP holds a massive 54 per cent to 46 per cent lead… The Palmer United Party is polling at about 3.5 per cent.
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But Clive Palmer could rescue the LNP in next year’s Queensland election:

The Galaxy poll taken late last week of more than 2000 voters in four key electorates — Gaven, Hervey Bay, Maroochydore and Pumicestone — has ­revealed massive swings against the Newman Government of more than 18 per cent.
However, the presence of the PUP as a third choice is splitting the “anti-Newman” sentiment coursing through Queensland electorates and ­allowing the LNP to sustain a lead in primary support that would see them retain these seats.
A preference deal between PUP and Labor may not prevent this as most of Mr Palmer’s voters opted for the LNP as a second preference at the federal election.
And not one candidate who lead on primary votes lost at the last state election under Queensland’s optional preferential system because of the growing trend towards “just vote 1”. Labor would likely still win the most marginal LNP seats ...
In each of the four seats polled, the PUP primary vote was a healthy double-digit ­figure while the Katter’s Australian Party’s support, which was as high as 12.2 per cent at the last state election, has evaporated.
(Thanks to reader Peter of Bellevue Hill.) 
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Palmer accused of yelling at Senate staff. And more on that missing $12m

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (8:46am)

Why does this not surprise me in the slightest?

CLIVE Palmer has been referred to the president of the senate for allegedly shouting at female staff trying to help ­­re-draft his flawed carbon tax repeal amendments.
The clash occurred last Thursday morning before the rogue MP pulled the pin on support for the government’s repeal bill. Sources claim Mr Palmer shouted at the senate assistant clerk and questioned the impartiality of the office — which assists in drafting bills for all senators regardless of party.
“He was literally yelling at them,” one source who had been told of the incident said. “He basically accused them of doing the government’s bidding."…
Mr Palmer, a member­ of the lower house, was believed to be incensed when the clerk’s office was asked to redraft his amendments to the repeal bill to include consumer protections after it was discovered it was unconstitutional and could not be introduced into the senate. It was also believed to be riddled with spelling mistakes.
It is believed Mr Palmer took issue with the clerk’s office rewriting the bill to make it valid and began shouting at the staff.
Is this how a political leader should think and behave? Did Palmer even want the bill to get through?
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Clive Palmer and his Senator Dio Wang couldn’t agree on what their final amendment meant - whether it really did lead to incredible intervention to ensure every company (including Palmer’s?) passed on the savings from scrapping the tax.
The sloppy drafting is now fixed, says the Environment Minister:

GREG HUNT: We’ve worked constructively over the weekend with the Palmer United Party, and obviously directly with Mr Palmer himself. We are confident there is a very solid basis for moving forward.

LOUISE YAXLEY: But two other crucial senators, Family First’s Bob Day and the Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm, warned on Saturday they might walk away. Senator Day says they were worried about the compliance burden.
BOB DAY: The extraordinary onerous compliance requirements that went across the board in potentially bogging down small and medium size business in red tape and compliance and heavy penalties.
LOUISE YAXLEY: He says those concerns have been lifted.
BOB DAY: The offending parts have been taken out.
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The public wants this ended:

A Newspoll conducted exclusively for The Australian after last Thursday’s chaos in the Senate saw the repeal bills rejected, reveals 53 per cent want the controversial tax to be abolished.
Only 35 per cent want the Palmer United Party to continue to block the removal of the tax, while 12 per cent are uncommitted.
Meanwhile, more revelations about the $12 million Palmer’s Chinese partners accuse him of wrongly taking:
CLIVE Palmer’s top manager overseeing a port did not know that $12.167 million in Chinese cash was being siphoned from a bank account set up to fund only legitimate costs of operating the port.
Paul Robinson, employed by Mr Palmer in Western Australia as “chief executive of Cape Preston port operations’’, was ... “very surprised and uncertain about what had been going on” when he discovered that two withdrawals — of $10m and a further $2.167m — had occurred last August and September.
Mr Robinson was “at a loss to understand” how the huge sums could have been spent so quickly on “port management services” at the port when it was not being run by Mr Palmer’s companies, sources close to the politician’s flagship, Mineralogy Pty Ltd, told The Australian.
The withdrawals in two cheques, numbered 2046 and 2073, were made from a National Australia Bank cheque account, called Port Palmer Operations, of which Mr Palmer was sole signatory.
The Chinese government suspects China’s cash was wrongfully siphoned to bankroll the Palmer United Party’s federal election campaign last year, resulting in it achieving the balance of power in the Senate.
Documents show that the first withdrawal, of $10m in early August, was funnelled to a $1 company, Cosmo Developments, which was controlled at that time by Mr Palmer; while the second withdrawal, of $2.167m, went directly to a Brisbane agency which placed PUP’s election advertising, Media Circus Network Pty Ltd…
In a letter from Mr Robinson to the [Department of Transport] on April 14 this year, he confirmed that ... “Mineralogy cannot get occupation of the port to fulfil its functions” and that the company “does not have occupation of the port"…
[Palmer] has insisted there had been no wrongdoing and the issue was all an “invention’’ of The Australian, and the Chinese government-owned Citic Pacific, which has taken legal action against him and his companies over the $12m.
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How can the Abbott Government trust Palmer an inch?  Insiders interviews Opposition Leader Bill Shorten:
FRAN KELLY: So talk about who’s playing with who ... we’ve seen on some news bulletins a text that Clive Palmer sent you on Thursday morning as events unfolded which said: “Tell Penny Wong, we are going to vote against repeal of carbon tax, Clive”. So he told you before he told Tony Abbott and the Government, who he was still negotiating with at this point. How close are you with Clive Palmer?
BILL SHORTEN: We talk ... In terms of myself and Clive Palmer, we meet, we talk about issues, but I do that on the basis the Senate of Australia is a house of review…
FRAN KELLY: You’ve got to have a basis of trust for that, don’t you? I mean if Clive Palmer was negotiating in bad faith with the Government, in the sense that they thought, I mean it was allied that he’d told you that they were going to vote against the bill, I mean you can’t run a Parliament like that, can you, without any trust?
(Thanks to reader Peter of Bellevue Hill.) 
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Taking the fight to Australia

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (8:23am)

Clever us, importing Middle Eastern hatreds:
Zachary Gomo was set upon in Parnell St, Elsternwick, by two young men who he said shouted “Jewish dog” in Arabic as they started punching him.
The 28-year-old Caulfied North man was wearing his old IDF t-shirt when the attack happened at about 10pm last Thursday night…
Mr Gomo was left with cuts and bruises and a slashed t-shirt following the assault. “I think they just saw me with a T-shirt with Hebrew writing on it and attacked me,” Mr Gomo said....
“They yelled ‘Jewish dog’, ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Greatest) and said something about Gaza.”
Yes, this really has improved the country:
A TINY yellow flag took Sydney­’s­ pro-Palestinian protest to the brink of a street brawl yesterday.
Just as the protest organisers urged the city’s Palestinian community to unite against injustice, someone waved a Hezbollah flag.
Ill-timed and — judging by the fierce reaction from protesters who stormed the makeshift stage on the side steps of Town Hall — ill-advised.
A melee ensued, with protesters indignant that a flag celebrating the banned terrorist group would cause disharmony. Police rushed the stage to break up the scuffle as organisers urged for calm…
Protesters’ chants included “Israel, USA, how many kids did you kill today?’’, shocking shoppers and tourists.
(Thanks to reader David.) 
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Abbott must destroy Palmer before he’s destroyed instead

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (8:17am)

Tony Abbott’s government risks being destroyed the same way Julia Gillard’s was – but with added humiliation. And only an early election may save him.
Like Gillard, Abbott broke election promises and voters now rate him untrustworthy.
Worse, like Gillard, Abbott is now at the mercy of a mad fringe group that’s making him look impotent.
Gillard seemed the puppet of the Greens, with whom she signed a kind of marriage contract to become Prime Minister.
Abbott hasn’t made that mistake with Clive Palmer, who controls four Senators able to block every bill in the Senate if they side with the Greens and Labor.
Yet Palmer is still killing him.  Palmer is far more untrustworthy and unpredictable than the Greens, ordering his Senators on a whim on Thursday to save the carbon tax he’d promised to scrap – and leaving Abbott looking the jilted bride at the altar.
To me it appeared the reason Palmer did this was megalomania – or a vindictive determination to humiliate Abbott. 
If that’s his game, it’s fatal for Abbott. A prime minister can survive unpopularity, but he cannot survive looking weak.
Forget Palmer’s claim that the Liberals tried to “double cross” him last week.
In fact, Palmer revealed how irrational he can be, unfit to have such power over us.
(Read full column here.) 
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No sorry from Fairfax for boat people propaganda porn

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (5:59am)

The Fairfax story was inherently implausible and utterly false:
A wave of attempted suicides has swept Christmas Island as 12 mothers tried to kill themselves in the belief their then-orphaned children would have to be settled in Australia.
But there was no sorry and no explanation for this propaganda porn:

IT’S a case of editors too timid to be accountable for the stories their papers publish. Both The Age’s Andrew Holden and The Sydney Morning Herald’s Darren Goodsir couldn’t bring themselves to defend the publication of an inaccurate story about 12 women attempting suicide on Christmas Island so that their orphaned ­babies could live in Australia. The stories had front page prominence in both papers. Yet, the reports were disastrously inaccurate. But neither stood up to defend their story yesterday. Copying Clive Palmer’s technique of attacking The Australian to deflect from tough questions, Holden said: “The Australian has run many stories on The Age and Fairfax without seeking our view beforehand. My belief is The Australian doesn’t have the prerogative to pick and choose when it seeks our opinion.”
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Tell me again I should echo Rupert Murdoch

Andrew Bolt July 14 2014 (4:58am)

Warmists used to demand I write to my boss’s script:
In 2006 the Sydney Morning Herald gleefully announced a convert to its cause: 
Rupert Murdoch, powerfully converted to the climate change cause, says that business and government need to confront it … Even though he was still not entirely certain about it, “the planet deserves the benefit of the doubt”, he said.
The Left ever since have demanded Murdoch journalists and other sceptics fall into line with the warmists’ new hero:

Entrepreneur Dick Smith, at the launch of his book on population policy, declared this week that Murdoch’s Australian newspapers were defying their boss’s global warming stand ("give the planet the benefit of the doubt") and needed bringing to heel. Murdoch, in short, had to tell us what to write.
“Rupert, I ask you to come back to Australia,” Smith cried.
“Come back and take the reins, your editors are losing the plot and need to be reminded that you accept we must transform the way we use energy and that we need to act now.”
ABC hosts cited Murdoch as their new authority to cow even politicians into silence:

The ABC’s Jon Faine this morning ...  demanded to know why Fielding did not agree with Rupert Murdoch and give the planet “the benefit of the doubt”. (Mudoch, incidentally, is the one authority Faine cited.)
Even professional alarmist Tim Flannery cited Murdoch as his muse:

To quote Rupert Murdoch, ‘You’ve got to give the planet the benefit of the doubt’…
In 2009 then Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull quoted him, too, to demand his party back Labor’s emissions trading scheme:

If we were to, if this legislation is knocked back Kevin Rudd will have no choice but to go to a double dissolution election… The party would be, look we would be wiped out....
You know, as Rupert Murdoch famously said, and Rupert Murdoch is a hard-headed, naturally sceptical person I think as we all know, he said you’ve got to give the planet the benefit of the doubt, and that is the only responsible course of action.
Senator Nick Xenophon was still quoting Murdoch as recently as last week:
My view is this: I do believe that climate change is real and that we need to – as Rupert Murdoch once famously said – give the planet the benefit of the doubt.
And ABC and Fairfax journalists looked forward to me dropping my own scepticsm and mockery of Earth Hour in deference to my boss:
Last November, while in Japan, [Murdoch] announced his change of heart [on global warming]. “… I believe it is now our responsibility to take the lead on this issue,” he said then…
So News Corp cutting back to zero emissions would be the equivalent, Murdoch said, of turning off London for five days. It was an interesting analogy, given some of his columnists in Australia had criticised Earth Hour ... The Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt, a climate change sceptic, seemed exasperated that anyone would think the announcement would change his mind.
I suspect warmists won’t be demanding any longer that I listen more to Murdoch:
[Murdoch] said climate change should be treated with ‘’much scepticism’’.
If the temperature rises 3C in 100 years, ‘’at the very most one of those [degrees] would be man-made,’’ he said. ‘’If the sea level rises six inches, that’s a big deal in the world, the Maldives might disappear or something, but OK, we can’t mitigate that, we can’t stop it, we have to stop building vast houses on seashores.
‘’We can be the low-cost energy country in the world. We shouldn’t be building windmills and all that rubbish,’’ he said.
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Oprah apologizes for post-Zimmerman verdict tweets ==> http://twitchy.com/2013/07/14/oprah-apologizes-for-post-zimmerman-verdict-tweets/
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Moshe Schwartz
Hate is a crime that is punishable once it is matched with behaviour that is criminal. Until then, it isn't a crime. I hate everybody, but I don't have the energy to do anything about it. Sometimes, I wish those I hate would just hand over the cash, gold and trinkets. But we are locked in this eternal battle where I have to work for a living. I accept status quo. What worries me is when hate mixed with action isn't criminalised. As when the UN lets people bomb others and throw rocks .. ed
Should "hate" be a crime that is punishable? If so under what specific circumstances. Also if it is punishable then what thought should be legislated to replace it?
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Maggie loves pulling into port! It means grass is minutes away! Ahhh. ‪#‎MansBestFriend‬ ‪#‎Vacation‬‪#‎DrPhil‬ 
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Cahill U.S. Marshal – Trailer
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http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/rocky-mountain-cavalry-salute-bonnie-blue-flag/
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IPCC vice chairman exposes his bias:

Google held a fundraiser for a skeptic senator (Jim Inhofe), which caused an uproar on the blogsphere. Now the IPCC vice chair tweets:

"Funding lunch for climate ‪#‎skeptic‬ should be unthinkable for @Google. Read http://www.sfchronicle.com/technology/dotcommentary/article/Lunch-for-Inhofe-should-be-unthinkable-for-Google-4656029.php?t=2975fe2f6947b02379 … cc @jtemple @MichaelEMann via @RichardTol"

".@EricSchmidt Are you OK with @Google, your company, funding climate ‪#‎skeptics‬?http://thinkprogress.org/?p=2257691@climatecentral Andrew Revkin"

"I just told @Google not to support ‪#‎climate‬skeptics like @JimInhofe! ‪#‎dontfundevil‬ See petition: http://act.forecastthefacts.org/sign/google_stop_funding_inhofe?referring_akid=.101506.8KRPzK&source=twitter… via Forecast the Facts"

This conclusively destroys the idea that the IPCC is a body that tries to make an unbiased assessment, of the global warming question.

Twitter feed here:
https://twitter.com/JPvanYpersele

Update:
Shub Niggurath responds:

"@JPvanYpersele Funding IPCC should be unthinkable for govts. Be forwarding msgs to mine @plazaeme @google @jtemple @MichaelEMann @RichardTol"

https://twitter.com/shubclimate/status/356175176485965825

- Gold Shub, and here at CCL, we wholeheartedly agree.

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"More than ever the establishment a Palestinian state in any format vaguely approaching the pre-1967 lines is likely to place hundreds of thousands of Israeli civilians in mortal danger.

In light of past precedents, present circumstances and the high probability of a disastrous future outcome, pressure on the government to adhere to a policy that will imperil so many of its citizens should be considered tantamount to enemy action." - Martin Sherman, "Into the Fray: Incompetent, impotent, irrelevant" - JPost
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Roma Downey
"You can tell children how to act, but they will live what they see. Be an example of faith and love." -- Victoria Osteen
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The Making of The Great Escape

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/the-making-of-the-great-escape/

The Great Escape is a 1963 American film about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough.
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Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves.http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7iz1
Graves of vampires is a concept I get. Vampire graves sounds threatening but obscure .. ed
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Deliciously brutal: Laura Ingraham demolishes Texas pro-abort Wendy Davis in one tweet ==>http://twitchy.com/2013/07/13/deliciously-brutal-laura-ingraham-demolishes-texas-pro-abort-wendy-davis-in-one-tweet/
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Graphic Quotes: John Wayne on Well-Educated Idiots

http://independentfilmnewsandmedia.com/graphic-quotes-john-wayne-on-well-educated-idiots/

“I’d like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.” John Wayne
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Pastor Rick Warren
The real treasure in life isn't things but relationships. Sadly, most people don't figure this out until retirement.
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It’s ‘n*gga season’: Marlon Wayans tweets epic meltdown about ‘fat guck Zimmerman’ ==>http://twitchy.com/2013/07/13/its-ngga-season-marlon-wayans-tweets-epic-meltdown-about-fat-guck-zimmerman/
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Holly Sarah Nguyen
When I'm tempted to walk with my head down I remember ~ Psalms 3:3 ~ O Lord you are always here, a shield and lifter of my head
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How can anyone trust an Iranian regime's ex IRGC/ Qods forces interrogator who had forced political Prisoners playing a role in his films in the 80s?
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A storm passes by in the night, just south of Chickasha, Oklahoma. — in Chickasha, OK.
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I was looking through my storm chase pics and noticed that this image was in fact meant to be a three photo panorama. I took it through the process and it turned into this. A much better feeling for what it is like to be under a huge shelf cloud system in the late morning hours, that is dumping baseball sized hail not all too far away.— at Newcastle Ok.
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9:00 seems .. wonky .. - ed
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Milky Way rises over Yosemite National Park. It probably would have been a nice quiet night in the meadow if not for the two photographers ooohing and aweing at the screens on the back of their cameras. — with Lynneal Dawn Atkeson andMatt Granz at Yosemite National Park.
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REAL unemployment is double the official figure - with 13 per cent of Australia's workforce wanting a job or longer hours.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) yesterday released a new analysis that combines the official unemployment rate with "discouraged" jobseekers, the "underemployed'' and those who want to start work within a month, but cannot begin immediately.
The 13.1 per cent rate of "extended labour force under-utilisation'' in August 2012 was more than double the official unemployment rate at the time of 5 per cent.
The ABS counts people as employed even if they only work an hour a week.
But the new measure also counts underemployment - workers in part-time or casual positions who want a permanent job or longer hours.
And it includes those "discouraged'' jobseekers who want to work but have given up looking because employers consider them to be too old or too young, if they are ill or disabled, lack the necessary training or experience, cannot find a job locally or in their line of work, or cannot speak English well.
The ABS report shows the labour under-utilisation rate fell steadily between 2001 and 2008 but "increased sharply'' when the global financial crisis hit in 2009, from 10.6 per cent to 14.3 per cent.
Mission Australia chief executive Toby Hall yesterday called for a change to how the federal government calculates unemployment.
He said the current 5.6 per cent unemployment rate did not reflect the number of Australians on disability pensions, or who have given up looking for work.
"There are very few long-term jobs for people who are unemployed or work-challenged,'' he said.
"People are just giving up looking because there are no jobs to go to.''
Mr Hall said casual jobs that provide work for 10 hours one week and 20 the next "make life difficult to manage''.
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Peter Anderson said bosses wanted to hire extra staff and give existing workers more hours - but could not afford to.
"Many staff working part-time or casual hours want more work to supplement their income but the patchiness of the Australian economy is making that a very difficult ask,'' he said yesterday.
"Industry has sought to keep as many people in work as possible by adjusting their hours rather than retrenching them.''
The ABS report shows the "labour under-utilisation rate'' was much higher for women - at 14.2 per cent - than men, at 11.3 per cent.
And young Australians were find it toughest to crack the job market, with a third of 15 to 19-year-olds and nearly one in five 20 to 24-year-olds "under-utilised''.
Tasmania suffered the nation's highest rate of labour under-utilisation - with 18 per cent of the workforce wanting a job or more hours of work.
In South Australia, 14.6 per cent of the workforce was "under-utilised''.
In Victoria, 14.2 per cent of the workforce was "under-utilised".
In Queensland, 13.8 per cent of the workforce was "under-utilised".
In NSW, 12.3 per cent of the workforce was "under-utilised''.
In the Northern Territory, 7.5 per cent of the workforce was "under-utilised''.
The ABS report said the under-utilisation rate gave a "more comprehensive picture'' of the state of Australia's workforce than the pure jobless rate.
"While the unemployment rate is the most commonly used measure of available labour supply, it is by no means a comprehensive measure,'' it said.
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July 14Bastille Day in France (1789)
The attack on Joseph Priestley's home, Fairhill
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“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11NIV
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Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

Morning

"God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry?"
Jonah 4:9
Anger is not always or necessarily sinful, but it has such a tendency to run wild that whenever it displays itself, we should be quick to question its character, with this enquiry, "Doest thou well to be angry?" It may be that we can answer, "YES." Very frequently anger is the madman's firebrand, but sometimes it is Elijah's fire from heaven. We do well when we are angry with sin, because of the wrong which it commits against our good and gracious God; or with ourselves because we remain so foolish after so much divine instruction; or with others when the sole cause of anger is the evil which they do. He who is not angry at transgression becomes a partaker in it. Sin is a loathsome and hateful thing, and no renewed heart can patiently endure it. God himself is angry with the wicked every day, and it is written in His Word, "Ye that love the Lord, hate evil." Far more frequently it is to be feared that our anger is not commendable or even justifiable, and then we must answer, "NO." Why should we be fretful with children, passionate with servants, and wrathful with companions? Is such anger honourable to our Christian profession, or glorifying to God? Is it not the old evil heart seeking to gain dominion, and should we not resist it with all the might of our newborn nature? Many professors give way to temper as though it were useless to attempt resistance; but let the believer remember that he must be a conqueror in every point, or else he cannot be crowned. If we cannot control our tempers, what has grace done for us? Some one told Mr. Jay that grace was often grafted on a crab-stump. "Yes," said he, "but the fruit will not be crabs." We must not make natural infirmity an excuse for sin, but we must fly to the cross and pray the Lord to crucify our tempers, and renew us in gentleness and meekness after His own image.

Evening

"When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me."
Psalm 56:9
It is impossible for any human speech to express the full meaning of this delightful phrase, "God is for me." He was "for us" before the worlds were made; he was "for us," or he would not have given his well-beloved son; he was "for us" when he smote the Only-begotten, and laid the full weight of his wrath upon him--he was "for us," though he was against him; he was "for us," when we were ruined in the fall--he loved us notwithstanding all; he was "for us," when we were rebels against him, and with a high hand were bidding him defiance; he was "for us," or he would not have brought us humbly to seek his face. He has been "for us" in many struggles; we have been summoned to encounter hosts of dangers; we have been assailed by temptations from without and within--how could we have remained unharmed to this hour if he had not been "for us"? He is "for us," with all the infinity of his being; with all the omnipotence of his love; with all the infallibility of his wisdom; arrayed in all his divine attributes, he is "for us,"--eternally and immutably "for us"; "for us" when yon blue skies shall be rolled up like a worn out vesture; "for us" throughout eternity. And because he is "for us," the voice of prayer will always ensure his help. "When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies be turned back." This is no uncertain hope, but a well grounded assurance--"this I know." I will direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up for the answer, assured that it will come, and that mine enemies shall be defeated, "for God is for me." O believer, how happy art thou with the King of kings on thy side! How safe with such a Protector! How sure thy cause pleaded by such an Advocate! If God be for thee, who can be against thee?
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Belshazzar

[Bĕlshăz'zar] - bel protect the king orthe lord's leaderThe son of Nebuchadnezzar and last of the kings of Babylon (Dan. 5; 7:1; 8:1).

The Man Whose Sacrilege Brought Judgment

The story of King Belshazzar is a short one. He bursts upon the stage, then disappears. All we know about him is told in one brief chapter. What we do know about Belshazzar is that he made a great feast to which a thousand of his lords were invited and that they drank out of the vessels of gold and silver taken from the house of God as they toasted their heathen gods. Drunkenness was a prevailing vice in all ranks of the Babylonians. Belshazzar, who feared neither God nor man, manifested his vanity, profaneness and pride in the sacrilegious use of the holy vessels, and in the midst of the drunken orgy, a hidden hand writing out mysterious words interrupted their godless mirth.
Although he could not decipher the writing on the wall, Belshazzar's conscience somehow interpreted the words over against the candlestick. Terror gripped him because he felt the message spelled his doom. His own wise men failed to read the writing, so Daniel was brought in and informed the king of its significance, and that night Belshazzar, king of Babylon, was slain. The army of Darius ransacked the palace and quickly mingled the king's blood with the wine in the banqueting hall.
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Today's reading: Psalm 7-9, Acts 18 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Psalm 7-9

shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.
1 LORD my God, I take refuge in you;
save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or they will tear me apart like a lion
and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 LORD my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands-
4 if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause have robbed my foe-
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
let him trample my life to the ground
and make me sleep in the dust....

Today's New Testament reading: Acts 18

In Corinth
1 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.
5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. 6 But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."
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