Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Russia has no defence and is responsible for the terrorist hit on MH17. However, the questions have not been asked which demonstrates Ukraine culpability and Washington influence. It is entirely predictable Moscow wants to spin the event domestically and internationally. What is disturbing is that commentators are so clearly uncomfortable with describing the crime and a balanced way forward. Placing Ukrainians under an illegitimate government by force of arms is not a solution to this tragedy. And it is worth considering that Russia would not have shot down a passenger jet deliberately .. it is an accident and if the Ukraine have deliberately done things to create conditions for the accident, like flying military jets with civilian identifiers, or flying military close to the civilian jet, then the White House should not be able to protect them from censure. If the Ukraine considered it a war zone, they should have communicated that with the civilian airliner. 

On this day, 1209, a theological dispute between Christian sects led to the massacre at Béziers as part of a crusade. In 1298, William Wallace met defeat at Falkirk and lost a valuable second in charge, a Simpsonish name of MacDuff. In 1587, Roanoke Island was reestablished under Queen Elizabeth I. In 1706, the kingdom of Great Britain began through an act of union between England and Scotland. In 1797 Nelson lost an arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He had ordered the surgeon to amputate, and his arm was thrown overboard despite Nelson's wish to keep it as a souvenir. Later, he would meet Emma Hamilton, and her practicality and lack of sympathy endeared Nelson. In 1894, the first ever car race was won by a 3hp Peugeot engine. In 1916, the US was gearing up for entry to WW1, and at a Preparedness Day event in San Francisco, two labor leaders left a suitcase bomb in a crowd, because even then unions were useless. In 1934, Public Enemy number one, John Dillinger, saw his last movie thanks to an FBI bullet. In 1937, FDR failed to load the US Supreme Court with his supporters. In 1942, The US began petrol rationing and the Nazis began to deport Jews from the Warsaw ghetto. In 1951, two dogs loyally launched into sub orbital manoeuvres. Most Soviet Dogs survived their special missions .. Laika later being an exception when launched into space without a return goal. In 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested. In 2003 Saddam Hussein's two sons found justice. In 2005, a reminder of how bad Blair was in government when a shoot to kill order was given on the wrong person, an un-targeted civilian. In 2011, an idiot who wanted to join the EDL carried out two terrorist attacks in Norway. Norway is incapable of protecting their citizens applying law, and the terrorist is to be released in twenty one years. 
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.

Happy birthday and many happy returns Thuy LeRonald TsangJenny Thaiand Andrew Van Vloten. Born on the same day, across the years. This day traditionally marked the wine harvest beginning in Israel, and is their day for love. It is also the birthday of Rd Dr William Archibald Spooner (1844), Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887), Rick Davies (1944), Danny Glover (1946), Rufus Wainwright (1973), Franka Potente (1974) and Selena Gomez (1992). 1209 – The first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade took place as a crusader army captured Béziers in southern France and slaughtered the inhabitants.
1894 – Despite finishing in first place in the world's first auto race, Jules-Albert de Dion did not win, as his steam-powered car was against the rules.
1933 – Wiley Post became the first pilot to fly solo around the world, landing after a seven-day, nineteen-hour flight at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, New York City.
1993 – During the Great Flood of 1993, levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois, US, ruptured, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
2002 – Following a trial that captivated Brazil, a court in São Paulo sentenced Suzane von Richthofen to 39½ years in prison for the murders of her parents. 22/7 is an approximation for Pi, and todays date in US notation. It is a day for love, first fruits, or, as the Rd Dr Spooner might say, it is a lay for dove.


Court of international opinion shames Moscow over MH17

Piers Akerman – Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (5:30pm)

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin suffered his first defeat in the court of international opinion when Russia joined in the unanimous adoption of a UN Security Council resolution demanding access to the wreckage of MH17 shot down over eastern Ukraine.

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Tim Blair – Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (1:45am)

One beautiful little number might have helped turn the climate change debate in Australia, ultimately leading to last week’s triumphant demolition of the carbon tax.

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Tim Blair – Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (12:24am)

On reflection, perhaps we were wrong to dismiss so quickly Mosman Council’s plan to give its parking rangers the power to book motorists for traffic violations.

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Russia lies

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (6:06pm)

I’ve just watched some footage from a popular chat show on Russian TV where some clown went on at some length how Ukraine had, with American help, shot down MH17 itself in such a clever way that the wreckage fell in rebel-held area. And, with everyone else nodding wisely, he said this was a plot to discredit Russia and its allies.
Dutch TV has just shown a startling report contrasting what Russia’s cowed media reports to Russians and what Russia says to the rest of the world. And even that is poisonous, to judge by Russia’s English-language RT network, whose sick reports I’ve been following.
So Julia Davis has written a piece that could be useful in rebutting Russia’s lies:

Here is a collection of the most outrageous lies with respect to the shooting down of the Malaysia airliner.
Read on. Pravda lives.
(Thanks to reader Sid.) 

Come the crisis, come the man. The very best of Tony Abbott

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (12:40pm)

Dennis Shanahan puts it well:
TONY Abbott’s personality as Prime Minister is beginning to emerge from behind a too-­controlled facade, a fear of being himself or acting instinctively and taking the lead. 

The Prime Minister’s early and hard call that Russia was ultimately responsible for the shooting down of MH17 and must support an independent and unfettered investigation was ahead of other ­national leaders and against the trend of more cautious official ­advice.

Abbott made a call as a leader and demonstrated genuine anger as well as moral conviction without being either stilted or artificial…
Abbott responded with personal but controlled anger, clear logic and common sense that did not require an intelligence dossier with iron-clad conclusions…
Foreign missions have ­observed Abbott’s actions and leadership and some leaders have come quickly closer to his forthright language…
Fearing the stereotypical criticism of being aggressive and out of control, Abbott started as prime minister too cautiously and appeared anodyne and weak. While the MH17 incident has been an unwelcome test, it has displayed the best aspects of Abbott’s strength of character and conviction as a leader, a human and a parent.
(Thanks to reader brett t r.)
I was impressed, as I said on Sunday, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s backing of the Prime Minister following the MH17 horror:
I rise to support the words of the Prime Minister – and I thank him for the conversations that we have had this morning… And I appreciate that when I rang the Prime Minister this morning, he has been most forthcoming. I greatly appreciate it…
I say this to the Prime Minister today – Labor understands the complexity and difficulty of the decisions you will face. We understand that as people are working through the pain and grief, there will be many understandable calls for all sorts of action.
I say that Labor is prepared to support the Government, and co-operate with the Prime Minister and the Government on what is the right next step that is to be taken in this most bewildering and shocking of events.
Whether or not that involves anything to do with the G20, we say to the Government – we will work with your measured approach.
True, there is nothing to criticise in Abbott’s response. But Shorten from the start has stood with Abbott in showing Australia is united not just in its grief but in its demand for justice.
Now contrast. Here is Acting Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek yesterday:
JOURNALIST: Tony Abbott came out against very strongly Russia very early. Do you support how he’s handled the response to this on behalf of Australia?
PLIBERSEK: I think emotions have run very high. We know now that at least 37 Australians, citizens and permanent residents, have lost their lives. It’s a very emotional time for our country. It is important that we establish a proper investigation now so that those who are responsible can face the consequences of their actions. 
I do not consider Plibersek a leader. I believe she is a divider. Her response is ungenerous and unworthy of her and her party.  

Jacqui Lambie not well hung between the ears

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (12:04pm)

Bogans will cheer, but it is both shameful and alarming that this kind of woman has a critical say in the running of this country:

SENATOR Jacqui Lambie is looking for a man and she only has two requirements, they must be wealthy and well-endowed…
“They must have heaps of cash and they’ve got to have a package between their legs, let’s be honest,” Lambie said [on radio].
The 43-year-old politician and mother of two was then introduced to a 22-year-old listener named Jamie, who called into the Tasmanian radio show to express his interest in dating the Senator.
“Do you have plenty of cash?” Lambie asked Jamie… And then Lambie asked the really important question, “Are you well-hung?”

Naftali Bennett reminds reporter it’s easy to say “disproportionate” when you’re sitting in London

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (11:38am)

(Thanks to reader Ian C.) 

UN Security Council authorises investigation. But will Russia cooperate?

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (10:13am)

Australia’s resolution is passed, the train carrying the dead is moving ... but will Russia and its rebel allies actually cooperate with the investigation? Will they produce the murder weapon?
THE UN Security Council has unanimously backed Australia’s draft resolution demanding full access for investigators to the Malaysia Airlines jet crash site in eastern Ukraine…
Other Security Council members, including the US, the UK and France, applauded Australia’s leadership on the disaster.
The vote confirmed Russia’s support for the UN resolution… However speaking after the resolution was passed, Russia’s representative to the Council, Vitaly Churkin, deflected responsibility for the crash saying it was the result of an “armed clash in Ukraine’’…

Malaysia’s Prime Minister ... said that as part of an agreement he reached by phone with rebel leader Alexander Borodai, independent international investigators will be given “safe access’’ to the site…
Meanwhile, the remains of 282 of the crash victims were being moved by train ... to the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, where [the train] will be met by senior officials from Australia and other nations. From there, they will be flown to Amsterdam…
“I must stress that although an agreement has been reached, there remain a number of steps required before it is completed,’’ Mr Najib warned.
I can’t see how the block box will answer the most critical questions, which is why the delay in handing even them over says plenty that’s bad:
THE black box flight recorders from the doomed Malaysian Airways flight MH17 were finally handed over to Malaysia early today
The two black boxes were handed over after hours of talks and one earlier aborted attempt. It is not clear why they were not passed over earlier.
And does this mean the pro-Russian militias are finally cooperating - or that anything incriminating Russia has been removed?
The three major crash sites of the aircraft were left open to the public late yesterday with militia troops pulling out totally leaving the blackened wreckage and personal belongings of its passengers out in the elements. No international investigator or observer was there to secure and preserve the crime site yesterday.
One rebel driving away said there was nothing left to guard as far as they were concerned and the team of international aviation experts, including three Australians could do what they like.
Is Russia trying to minimise its responsibility in the rebel-held area?
Late yesterday News Corp Australia watched as columns of tanks and Armoured Personnel Carries many flying the Russian flag drove at high speed away from the self-proclaimed capital of the Donestsk People’s Republic.
But how much evidence can Russia really hide? Justin Bronk, an analyst at the Royal United Services Institute in London, has tweeted several examples of photographic evidence that he says shows MH17 was brought down by a missile strike. Here’s one example:


The lesser Abbott will be more

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (10:04am)

Terry McCrann says Tony Abbott should now stop fighting for measures that won’t get through the Senate anyway. Don’t need the drama. Don’t need the bastard compromises:
THE biggest and most clear-cut consequence of Tony Abbott’s abolition of Julia Gillard and Bob and Christine’s and, now it would appear, also Bill Shorten’s carbon tax — apart from of course, the abolition itself — is that it rules out absolutely any chance of an early double dissolution election.
This means the Government can — or rather, it should — settle down to just, well, “governing”, for the next two-plus years through to late 2016.
It can, it should, move away from a reality and even more an impression of crisis after crisis in the Senate…
This also means or assumes two other things. First, that the Government does give up on trying to get the “nasties” in Joe Hockey’s Budget through the Senate. And — Hockey won’t like me writing this — it won’t be the end of the world if it does give up.
More basically, it would be bad politics and policy almost as bad to keep going to war over the Budget cuts… There are neither votes nor good policy in that.
The carbon tax was different. It and the boats were the two absolutely core signature issues of both Abbott personally and of his Government… [But] the [promise to fix the] Budget is more an argument over degree; and ...  it will largely fix itself (absent the return of another big-spending Shorten or Albanese Labor government) by the automatic tax increases from “bracket creep"…
Now let me make it perfectly clear. Responsible economic management would aim to get the Budget back to balance by 2017-18… Half fixing the deficit via bracket creep is both unfair and economically damaging… But all that said — and with the qualification especially of all those known and even more unknown global unknowns — the likely Budget state in 2017-18, assuming the Government can stop itself from new spending, won’t be that bad. 

The Age tells untruths to push its warming alarmism

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (9:56am)

Global warming - propaganda

Why does The Age tell so many blatant untruths to push its global warming faith?
The Age editorialises yesterday: 
THE emission of greenhouse gasses (sic) as a result of human activity is contributing to a rise in temperate (sic) …. We are appalled, then, that the Coalition has repealed the carbon tax, which was a transitional step towards an emissions trading scheme the like of which is working in Europe and elsewhere.
Working in Europe? Reuters, July 15:

THE European Union handed out too many free carbon permits in its Emissions Trading System and did not set a deep enough emission reduction goal, China’s top climate negotiator said on Monday…. “(The EU ETS situation) is not so good ... you issued too many free quotas and the overall emission target was not enough. This made the market very sluggish,” Xie (Zhenhua) said at an online press conference … in Berlin, Germany.
Or did they mean working in Europe? Alfonso Esparza, Market Pulse, July 2:

EUROPEAN unemployment rate ­remains 11.6 per cent in June
The Age editorialises yesterday:

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott ... has a policy to cut emissions. It’s called ­Direct Action, but is better thought of as limp inaction, for it is essentially a scheme to plant tress (sic) … Australia (is) the nation with the highest level of emissions per capita ...
Highest per capita emissions? UN Millennium Goals indicators, July 1 last year:
EMISSIONS per capita (tonnes per capita): Qatar 40.1, Trinidad & Tobago 37.78, Kuwait 34.24, Netherlands Antilles 23.55, Brunei Darussalam 22.96, United Arab Emirates 22.31, Aruba 21.59, Luxembourg 21.34, Oman 20.56, Falkland Islands 19.56, Bahrain 19.18, United States, 17.5, Saudi Arabia, 16.92, Australia 16.75.
The Age editorialises yesterday:
(AUSTRALIA) is now left in a lamentable limbo ... (this is) the first time a government has wound back action on climate change ...
First time? CBC News, June 4, 2007:
PRIME Minister Stephen Harper told a German business audience Monday that Canada won’t meet its Kyoto targets to lower greenhouse gas emissions … “Of course we are not happy ... that Canada has abandoned Kyoto’s goals,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel (said).
Not the last time. Reuters, July 17:
EFFORTS to put a global price on greenhouse gases have been hampered as countries such as Japan, New Zealand, Russia and Canada look to weaken some of the measures they are taking to combat climate change.
Reuters, July 18:
SOUTH Korea’s Finance Minister has called its impending emissions trading market “flawed in many ways”, hinting that he would pressure other ministries to delay the planned 2015 launch 

Give the man from the right “race” an A

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (9:48am)

Not just racist but anti-intellectual:
Earlier this year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty senate adopted a new Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, which, according to the campus’s Board of Regents, “places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.” ...
UW economics professor W. Lee Hansen notes something profoundly disturbing in the framework, which apparently went unnoticed by the faculty and the administration: 
To achieve the plan’s vague aims, the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee ... calls for “proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.”
Absolutely astonishing - and appalling.
(Thanks to reader Craig.) 

Australia urges India to take back 153 “asylum seekers”

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (9:41am)

Finnish shipowners report:
AS Tallink Grupp and Bridgemans Services Ltd. have entered into a charter agreement to charter the cruise ferry Silja Europa to Australia from August 2014 as an accommodation vessel. The period of the charter is at least 14 months with an option to extend up to 48 months.
No, it seems the ship may have been hired as accommodation for an energy project.
INDIAN officials are preparing for a visit to New Delhi by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, with discussions expected to centre on the 153 asylum-seekers in legal limbo and enhanced co-operation on people-smuggling.
India’s high commissioner to Australia, Biren Nanda, last night told The Australian Mr Morrison was “proceeding to India and he will be meeting with our foreign and home ministers tomorrow’’…
Any discussions would include the 153 asylum-seekers at the centre of a legal challenge to Australia’s immigration regime after refugee lawyers told the High Court this month the boat came from a Tamil refugee camp in Pondicherry in southern India.
The Abbott government has given a legal undertaking not to hand over the people to any foreign power or its agents without giving the court 72 hours’ notice.
(Thanks to reader Trevor.) 

Who could run Fairfax best?

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (8:23am)

Any names you could suggest?
FAIRFAX Media’s largest shareholder and Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart is believed to be considering buying Fairfax if she can find the right leaders to run it.

No, not enough ocean heat to explain that warming pause

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (8:01am)

Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University, reports on Watts Up with That:
Two of the world’s premiere ocean scientists from Harvard and MIT have addressed the data limitations that currently prevent the oceanographic community from resolving the differences among various estimates of changing ocean heat content (in print but available here)…
As a by-product of that analysis they 1) determined the deepest oceans are cooling, 2) estimated a much slower rate of ocean warming, 3) highlighted where the greatest uncertainties existed due to the ever changing locations of heating and cooling, and 4) specified concerns with previous methods used to construct changes in ocean heat content, such as Balmaseda and Trenberth’s re-analysis…
They concluded, “Direct determination of changes in oceanic heat content over the last 20 years are not in conflict with estimates of the radiative forcing, but the uncertainties remain too large to rationalize e.g., the apparent “pause” in warming.” ...
Their results ... suggest a flattening or slight cooling in the upper 100 meters since 2004, in agreement with the -0.04 Watts/m2 cooling reported by Lyman (2014). The consensus of previous researchers has been that temperatures in the upper 300 meters have flattened or cooled since 2003,4 while Wunsch and Heimbach (2014) found the upper 700 meters still warmed up to 2009.
The deep layers contain twice as much heat as the upper 100 meters, and overall exhibit a clear cooling trend for the past 2 decades… The detected cooling of the deepest oceans is quite remarkable given geothermal warming from the ocean floor....
Given those uncertainties, they concluded that much less heat is being added to the oceans compared to claims in previous studies.

Crackpot theory: Russia blames Ukraine for downing of MH17

Andrew Bolt July 22 2014 (7:13am)

Russia deflects:

“Russian air space control systems detected a Ukrainian Air Force plane, presumably an SU-25 (fighter jet), scrambling in the direction of the Malaysian Boeing ... The distance of the SU-25 plane from the Boeing was from 3 to 5 kilometres (2 to 3 miles),” Air Force Lieutenant-General Igor Makushev said.
“Earlier, Ukrainian officials said that on the day of the Boeing 777 crash there were no military aircraft in the region - as you can see this does not appear to be true.”
Another officer, Lieutenant-General Andrei Kartopolov, said that, “whether it is a coincidence or not”, a U.S. satellite had been monitoring the area at the time.
Why would Ukraine shoot down a plane? It had no fear of them. The rebels have no military aircraft and Ukraine would be very, very stupid to even want to attack Russian planes.
The pro-Russian separatists, however, had already brought down at least 10 Ukrainian planes and helicopters it feared was bringing troops and supplies to the front.
Not us, says the chief thug of the rebel movement:

Ukraine attacks

Andrew Bolt July 21 2014 (7:58pm)

Ukraine moves against Donetsk, the key rebel-held city:
The Ukrainian military on Monday renewed its assault on this rebel-held city, even as international investigators in the region were trying to secure the remains of all 298 passengers and crew killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet.
Explosions and artillery fire could be heard in central Donetsk from the direction of the city’s train station and airport, and a spokesman for the pro-Russian rebels also said there was fighting near the central market. Portions of the city 40 miles from the crash site were closed off.
“This is a planned offensive,” said a Ukrainian military spokesman, Vladislav Seleznev. The military is trying to push rebels away from the airport, he said. “Aviation and artillery are not aiming at civilian residences,” he said. “Their only aim is to block the terrorists and fighters.”

























=== Posts from last year ===
4 her, so she can see how I see her

Pastor Rick Warren
Having authority implies accountability. If you reject the blame for failures under your watch, people reject your leadership.
Pastor Rick Warren
Talent that sits on the shelf rots. Use it or lose it.
Pastor Rick Warren
Stress at work is often caused by HOW you are doing it rather than how much you are doing.

Subject: Be Alert & Cautious 

A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female who was putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time. Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand; the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the gas station.

She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to ask for help. The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath.

Apparently, there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her.

This drug is called 'BURUNDANGA' and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them like REPEATED GANG RAPE. This drug is four times more dangerous than the date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards.

So take heed and make sure you don't accept cards at any given time alone or from someone on the streets. This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services 

Allyson Christy
Op-Ed: Israel Doesn’t Need Anyone’s Recognition - Israel National News 
A CAMERA video highlights the unhealthy obsession with Jews in too much of the Arab and Muslim world. With so many being taught thatal Yahud — the Jews — are unimaginably evil, it will be difficult for leaders to sign and sustain a peace agreement with Israel, and difficult for those societies to function in a healthy manner.
Federal Study: Fracking Process To Drill For Oil and Gas Does NOT Pollute


The Temptation Room part of the Gary Cohen food porn series
Last election time local media moved to protect Jason from being opposed as he journeyed with Gillard. Recently, he has sent election peoples around the neighborhood bearing his name and wearing Liberal colours .. ed
AN 11-year-old Yemeni girl who escaped an arranged marriage has taken to the internet to declare: "I'm not an item for sale." - technically, she is .. - ed

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Bigotry is never isolated to one thing by a bigot, although they focus, occasionally. Those so called faithful islamists in Iran hate everyone .. they hate each other .. but they don't hate equally all the time - ed

Alice Zaslavsky vs Ninja RAWR! Celery swords. Btw our iphone game is on appstore "Kitchen Whiz" pm for game codes lol

King David had a palace here
Holly Sarah Nguyen
Dear God, give me courage,
for perhaps I lack it more than anything else.

I need courage before men against their threats
and against their seductions.

I need courage to bear unkindness,
mockery, contradiction.

I need courage to fight against the devil,
against terrors and troubles, temptations,
attractions, darkness and false lights,
against tears, depression, and above all fear.

I need Your help, dear God.

Strengthen me with Your love and Your grace.

Console me with Your blessed Presence
and grant me the courage to persevere
until I am with You forever in heaven. Amen

‘Disgusting’: MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry dons tampon earrings ==> http://twitchy.com/2013/07/21/disgusting-msnbcs-melissa-harris-perry-dons-tampon-earrings/

The Golden Blue Hour...

The last shot of the Aperture Academy's SF Marin Headlands workshop. We were certain that we got skunked by the fog that came rolling in, but Jeanhad the brilliant idea of taking the class to this location. It didn't look much to the eye, but when we started seeing the images on our camera's backscreens everyone was happy with the results of getting a very romantic image.

The lesson learned... never give up trying to get a great shot.
 — at Fort Baker.


The oddball, far Left, union financed, Getup! has got a little over-excited about Kev’s return. An incredible $40,000 in gold bars is on offer for enrolling to vote, providing at the same time you join Getup!

"A huge number of young Australians aren't enrolled to vote and we want to give them every reason to'', GetUp! National Director, Sam Mr McLean, said today.

Mr McLean has recently taken over the activist group from Simon Sheikh who had taken to nodding off in interviews. Getup! has had substantial financial backing from the AWU.

“There are 1.4 million people eligible to vote who aren’t on the electoral roll, with 493,000 of those under 24. Those who enrol and register with GetUp! will go into a draw, with one winner from each State and Territory getting $5,000 worth of gold.” Mr McLean said.

Perhaps Mr McLean might run that idea past his lawyer before he finds himself in the slammer for 2 years.

Section 326 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act (Bribery) is pretty clear about offering inducements to vote in any way.

Sec 326 1. A person shall not ask for, receive or obtain, or offer or agree to ask for, or receive or obtain, any property or benefit of any kind... (d) the purpose of which is, or the effect of which is likely to be, to influence the preferences set out in the vote of an elector.

So, there you go, and if you are "likely" to sign up with Getup!, there’s no way you will be voting for anything other than the Communists, Labor or the Greens.

And don’t forget anyone agreeing to accept such a bribe can expect a $5,000 fine, an adjacent jail cell to McClean, or both.

(The AEC has promised to return my call asking for their response. As yet they have not responded.)

Wiley Post




Holidays and observances[edit]

“I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.” Psalm 119:30 NIV
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon


"The daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee."
Isaiah 37:22
Reassured by the Word of the Lord, the poor trembling citizens of Zion grew bold, and shook their heads at Sennacherib's boastful threats. Strong faith enables the servants of God to look with calm contempt upon their most haughty foes. We know that our enemies are attempting impossibilities. They seek to destroy the eternal life, which cannot die while Jesus lives; to overthrow the citadel, against which the gates of hell shall not prevail. They kick against the pricks to their own wounding, and rush upon the bosses of Jehovah's buckler to their own hurt.
We know their weakness. What are they but men? And what is man but a worm? They roar and swell like waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame. When the Lord ariseth, they shall fly as chaff before the wind, and be consumed as crackling thorns. Their utter powerlessness to do damage to the cause of God and his truth, may make the weakest soldiers in Zion's ranks laugh them to scorn.
Above all, we know that the Most High is with us, and when he dresses himself in arms, where are his enemies? If he cometh forth from his place, the potsherds of the earth will not long contend with their Maker. His rod of iron shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel, and their very remembrance shall perish from the earth. Away, then, all fears, the kingdom is safe in the King's hands. Let us shout for joy, for the Lord reigneth, and his foes shall be as straw for the dunghill.
"As true as God's own word is true;
Nor earth, nor hell, with all their crew,
Against us shall prevail.
A jest, and by-word, are they grown;
God is with us, we are his own,
Our victory cannot fail."


"Why go I mourning?"
Psalm 42:9
Canst thou answer this, believer? Canst thou find any reason why thou art so often mourning instead of rejoicing? Why yield to gloomy anticipations? Who told thee that the night would never end in day? Who told thee that the sea of circumstances would ebb out till there should be nothing left but long leagues of the mud of horrible poverty? Who told thee that the winter of thy discontent would proceed from frost to frost, from snow, and ice, and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest of despair? Knowest thou not that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed winter? Hope thou then! Hope thou ever! For God fails thee not. Dost thou not know that thy God loves thee in the midst of all this? Mountains, when in darkness hidden, are as real as in day, and God's love is as true to thee now as it was in thy brightest moments. No father chastens always: thy Lord hates the rod as much as thou dost; he only cares to use it for that reason which should make thee willing to receive it, namely, that it works thy lasting good. Thou shalt yet climb Jacob's ladder with the angels, and behold him who sits at the top of it--thy covenant God. Thou shalt yet, amidst the splendours of eternity, forget the trials of time, or only remember them to bless the God who led thee through them, and wrought thy lasting good by them. Come, sing in the midst of tribulation. Rejoice even while passing through the furnace. Make the wilderness to blossom like the rose! Cause the desert to ring with thine exulting joys, for these light afflictions will soon be over, and then "forever with the Lord," thy bliss shall never wane.
"Faint not nor fear, his arms are near,
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
Only believe and thou shalt see,
That Christ is all in all to thee."

Today's reading: Psalm 29-30, Acts 23:1-15 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Psalm 29-30

A psalm of David.
1 Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the LORD is powerful;
the voice of the LORD is majestic.
5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the LORD strikes
with flashes of lightning.
8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert;
the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"

Today's New Testament reading: Acts 23:1-15

1 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, "My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day." 2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, "God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!"
4 Those who were standing near Paul said, "How dare you insult God's high priest!"

[Hûr] - noble or splendor.
  1. The man who, with Aaron, held up the hands of Moses, so that by the continual uplifting of the sacred staff Israel might prevail over Amalek. Jewish tradition has it that Hur was the husband of Miriam and the grandfather of Bezaleel (Exod. 17:10, 12; 24:14).
  2. A son of Caleb the son of Hezron (Exod. 31:2; 35:30; 1 Chron. 2:19, 20; 2 Chron. 1:5).
  3. The fourth of the five kings of Midian slain with Balaam (Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21).
  4. The father of one of Solomon's purveyors in Mount Ephraim (1 Kings 4:8).
  5. The father of Caleb and eldest son of Ephratah (1 Chron. 2:50; 4:4).
  6. A son of Judah (1 Chron. 4:1).
  7. The father of Rephaiah, who was ruler of half of Jerusalem and who assisted in the repair of the walls (Neh. 3:9).
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