Friday, August 08, 2014

Fri Aug 8th Todays News

It was a reasonable statement to make by someone who was not a researcher when Minister Abetz linked research showing an increase of breast cancer among abortion women. The resultant hysteria was predictable too, so that a reasonable person might believe that Abetz was denying abortion as a cure for breast cancer. It is apparent that the hysterical anti conservative lobby can inflate anything. Russia has reacted badly to sanctions put in place demanding that Russia stop helping ethnic Russians fighting for their lives in Ukraine. Under what circumstances might they have acted well? A Liberal Party MP, Cornwell, has stood down after admitting he accepted bribe money. The role of Tripodi does not seem to be examined, but it impinges on how a cover up has perpetuated of the death of schoolboy Hamidur Rahman and a bungled pedophile investigation. Sadly, the issue is with the federal Attorney General Brandis. Obama is bombing civilians in Iraq because he doesn't want to start another war. 

On this day in history, in 1220 Sweden was defeated by Estonian tribes at the battle of Lihula. In 1503, King James IV of Scotland married Margaret Tudor, sister to Henry VII of England. A hundred years later James VI would be King of England and Scotland. In 1576, The cornerstone for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory was laid on Ven, Denmark. In 1647, Irish forces were crushed by English parliamentary forces. This was to precede Cromwell's 1649 take over of Ireland. In 1709, Bartolomeu de Gusmão demonstrated the lifting power of hot air in an audience before the King of Portugal in Lisbon. It is possible Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão is related. In 1786, modern mountain climbers climbed Mont Blanc. In 1793 an insurrection li Lyon against the French Revolution took place. It was put down in bloody terms. In 1863, following Gettysburg, General Lee tendered his resignation to Confederate President Davis, who refused it. In 1876, Edison patented the Mimeograph, which was still in use in NSW schools in the 1980s. In 1885 more than one and a half million people attended the funeral of U.S. Grant in NYC. In 1908, Wilbur Wright made his first public flight at Le Mans. In 1918, the Battle of Amiens began, with a hundred day offensive which forced an end to the war. In 1940 Hitler authorised the preparation for Operation Barbarossa which would see him open a second front against the Soviet Union. In 1963, the Great Train Robbery occurred with 15 robbers stealing  £2.6 million in bank notes. 
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

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 Holly Sarah NguyenThomas Lingand Kenny Philipsz. Born on the same day, across the years as Bob Smith (1879), Jack Ryder (1889, a cousin of mine), Benny Carter (1907), Dino De Laurentiis (1919), Esther Williams (1921), Terry Nation (1930), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Paul Hogan (1939), The Edge (1961), Roger Federer and Vanessa Amorosi (1981). Also on your day, Eid al-Fitr (Islam, 2013); Father's Day in Taiwan
1786 – Michel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat completed the first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc in the Alps, an act considered to be the birth of modern mountaineering.
1918 – The Battle of Amiens began in Amiens, France, marking the start of the Allied Powers' Hundred Days Offensive through the German front lines that ultimately led to the end of World War I.
1963 – The Zimbabwe African National Union was formed when Ndabaningi Sithole, Robert Mugabe, and others decided to split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union.
1988 – The 8888 Uprising, a series of marches, demonstrations, protests, and riots against the one-party state of the Burma Socialist Programme Party in Burma, began.
2008 – Eight people died and 64 more were injured when a EuroCity express train en route to Prague, Czech Republic struck a part of a motorway bridge that had fallen onto the track near Studénka station in the Czech Republic and derailed. 
You have climbed your mountains, and split from that which holds you back. Hold fast to the Lord, for he has great things for you, conceived in love.


Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (3:42pm)

Veteran Sydney Morning Herald columnist Mike Carlton resigned this week rather than face suspension for hisabusive and obscene online comments. The SMH is reportedly considering replacing Carlton with John Birmingham, who lives in the remote northern Sydney suburb of Brisbane, Queensland.
But is Birmingham any less abusive or obscene? Let’s see how Carlton’s possible replacement conducts himself online:

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Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (3:34pm)

Leftists are more upset about a Boston bombing victim being photoshopped than they were about the actual bombing.
Well, not really. They’re fake upset, for the purposes of anti-Murdoch outrage. If they were genuinely concerned about the feelings of Boston bombing victims, they might have spoken up about describing terrorism as a mere “irritant”just days after the bombing. Or they might have said something about pathetic attempts to shift blame. But they didn’t, because they are morally useless.
UPDATE. Sydney resident Darryl Mason, author of a Twitter site called The Murdoch Times, claims to have a ”NYC News Corp source.” Sure he does. And he talks to Darryl at 3am, New York time.


Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (3:22pm)

Melbourne frightbat Clementine Ford meets Tennessee’s Dana McLendon, of the Hot/Crazy Matrix:



Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (1:40pm)

In 2012, an Islamic fellow playfully interacts with police during Muslim expressions of hurt feelings over a YouTube video:


Last week, nearly 10,000 Sydney Jews gathered to express their solidarity with Israel. Police had a slightly easier time:


(Via Dan L.)


Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (1:10pm)

Research-averse feminists turned to American Apparel for their Frightbat t-shirt requirements. Here’s the latest on that deeply ethical company: 
American Apparel has been accused of resorting to ‘underage porn’ to advertise its ‘Back to School’ range of miniskirts.
The fashion retailer, renowned for its provocative campaigns, posted an image of a girl wearing one of the skirts on its UK Instagram page yesterday.
In the photo, the model is seen bending over a car in the green plaid skirt - with both her bare legs and part of her buttocks on display.
Social media users were quick to express their disgust over the photo, with many deeming it ‘sexist’ and claiming it objectified women. 
Over to you, Vanessa Badham. When does the boycott of your own shirts begin?
(Via Dianne)


Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (4:18am)

After interviewing official Hamas Jew-hater Osama Hamdan, the ABC now turns to creepy little Zaky Mallah for expert insight on security issues:



Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (4:07am)

Leftists love the per capita argument when it applies to Australia’s emissions of alleged greenhouse gases. But they hate the per capita argument elsewhere
Australia is the most generous country in the world when it comes to resettling refugees. Yet refugee advocates keep denying it …
On raw numbers, we rank third in the world. We took 5597 refugees in 2011, under our humanitarian resettlement program, which was the third-highest total, after Canada’s 6827 and the US’s 43,215.
But, when you work that out per capita, Australia is No. 1 … 
Read on.


Tim Blair – Friday, August 08, 2014 (2:23am)

Pelican mayhem in Adelaide: 
Adelaide City Council will relocate at least two pelicans involved in a spate of attacks on people eating food on the river banks …
Owner of the river boat Popeye, Tony Shuman, said his staff first raised the issue of the pelicans four months ago with council workers.


“They have been causing lots of grief,” Mr Shuman said.
“I’ve actually seen a child’s head in a pelican’s beak.
“He just looked at the sandwich he was eating and thought I may as well take the lot.” 
I would pay $500 to witness a sandwich battle between Adelaide’s Sarah Hanson-Young and one of her city’s lunch-stealing pelicans. Sarah for the win.

Israel: Hamas has now broken the fifth ceasefire, too

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (4:04pm)

At least 10 rockets have been fired by Hamas, which clearly wants this war to keep going:
Palestinian militant organisation Hamas has rejected any extension of the three-day ceasefire in Gaza, which expired on Friday morning.
It said that Israel had failed to meet its demands, including the re-opening of Gaza Harbour to shipping.
Several rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel as the ceasefire ended at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT). Israeli forces have not yet responded to the attacks.

On The Bolt Report, August 10

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (4:00pm)

On Sunday on Channel 10 at 10am and 4pm…
Editorial: We’re muzzled, yet hate-preachers rant
My guest:  Labor immigration spokesman Richard Marles
The panel: Peter Costello and Michael Costa
NewsWatch:  The Australian’s Sharri Markson.  Mike Carlton’s fall, Media Watch’s silence and the perils of embed journalism from Gaza,
Plenty of talk on the Abbott Government’s communications disasters and an even bigger disaster comes home to roost at the White House. Plus the most powerful speech I’ve heard in years.
The videos of the shows appear here.

Another Liberal takes cash that he shouldn’t

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (9:55am)

If I were a Liberal I’d feel sick that the party has so many MPs in NSW who seem so venal and so stupid:
LIBERAL MP Andrew Cornwell has admitted that being given $10,000 by a property developer for a painting worth far less was an attempt to bribe him, and that he had obtained a personal financial benefit…
The former NSW government whip told the Independent Commission Against Corruption that Newcastle property developer and Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy had called him out of his veterinary surgery in October 2010 and given him $10,000 in cash… He knew Mr McCloy was a prohibited donor under NSW rules and that the sealed envelope contained cash…
Asked why he hadn’t told the police or just given the money back, he said: “It was just a huge mistake. I just froze. It was just a big mistake.”
He said he handed the money over to his Liberal Party branch treasurer, who in turn donated to the party under the name of a family company.
Mr Cornwell admitted he knew that when another property developer, Hilton Grugeon, paid his wife $10,120 for a painting worth far less, it was an attempt to bribe him, or curry favour…
He agreed with counsel assisting the commission Geoffrey Watson SC that the $10,120 was clearly inappropriate, far more than the real value of the painting, and an attempt to bribe or curry favour with him.
He had not banked the cheque for some time, but eventually used it to pay a tax bill.
Call me naive, but I had no idea we had so many such politicians in this country. I’m not a Liberal, but I now feel sick, too. 

Why are so many Liberals talking themselves into trouble?

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (9:51am)

Another self-inflicted wound. Why even go on the show in the first place?
THE AMA has attacked comments by Coalition frontbencher Eric Abetz appearing to link abortion with breast cancer.
However Senator Abetz has today denied drawing such a connection, saying he was cut off during an interview.
Senator Abetz, the leader of the government in the upper house and Employment Minister, appeared on Channel 10 program The Project and was asked if he believed the “factually incorrect’’ statement that abortion leads to breast cancer.
“I think the studies, and I think they date back from the 1950s, assert that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer,’’ he said.
The senator then said there were organisations, other than the Australian Medical Association (AMA), that had differing views.
Abetz is also a victim of the witchhunting mentality that demands he endorse a scientific consensus which the media finds useful without being familiar with the evidence on which it is based.
And, please: no, I am not saying abortion increases the risk of breast cancer. 

Turnbull to the rescue

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (9:49am)

Leaving out Malcolm Turnbull was indeed a mistake:
MALCOLM Turnbull’s “blow up” in cabinet on Tuesday over mandatory retention of telephone and computer records was seen by some in the Coalition as a “hissy fit” and “Malcolm being Malcolm”. Others saw it as “sage advice” that should have been tapped into before the decision was made.
Some in cabinet circles see his exclusion from the committee decision as technically correct and proper process involving the nat­ional security committee. Others see it as missed opportunity to use the best ministerial skills available born of paranoia.

Greens like the green folding stuff as much as any party

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (9:41am)

Alistair Coe, the deputy Opposition leader in the ACT, has had enough the Greens pretending they are pure when it comes to money politics. He yesterday read from a Greens fund-raising manual:

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The extermination of a people. As we watch

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (8:48am)

Please, please, watch this video. You will not hear a more electrifying and moving speech.  Ask your politician how we can help.
Here is some background:

Can the Obama administration really keep ignoring the havoc it let loose by pulling out too soon from Iraq?
The U.S. military is considering launching airstrikes and dropping emergency relief supplies into Iraq to aid members of a religious minority driven into the mountains last weekend by Sunni extremist militants who now are imperiling other areas in northern Iraq, U.S. defense officials said…
[Islamic State] extremists took over Sinjar, a Kurdish-controlled town with a large population of Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking group that follows a pre-Islamic religion.
The advancing militants killed many of the Yazidis who remained in the town, part of a pattern by extremists of stamping out non-Islamic religious observation…
United Nations groups have estimated as many as 40,000 Yazidis have fled to the mountains without food or water. Many refugee children are reported to have died, and there is a critical shortage of food and water for the Yazidis hiding in the mountains.
Then there are Iraq’s Christians:
Christians from the town of Qaraqosh were fleeing today after it was taken by fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) on Wednesday night…
Qaraqosh, a Christian village of 50,000 people… had been cut off from water and electricity ever since Isis took Mosul…
On Wednesday night, ... overstretched Kurdish Peshmerga forces left their posts and the town, as well as a string of neighbouring Christian villages, fell to Isis.
Under Isis rule, Christians face a stark choice: convert or die. “I was given three days to decide whether to become Muslim, pay jizya – a special tax imposed on Christians under Islamic rule – or leave,” says Khalil Touma, a 43-year-old driver from Mosul… In the last month, every other Iraqi Christian has also left Mosul, which was once home to a Christian population of 60,000.
Will our own church leaders agitate for the thousands of Christians being killed as they agitated for the residents of terrorist-led Gaza? 

Our police should be their police, too

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (8:36am)

This doesn’t inspire confidence in our Muslim leaders and their commitment to our safety:
AUSTRALIA’S Grand Mufti has called on “all fair-minded Aus­tralians” to support a campaign by Muslims against the federal government’s proposed new suite of anti-terrorism laws…
The leader of the Australian National Imams Council, Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, last night boycotted an annual Eid dinner in Sydney hosted by the Australian Federal Police, and vowed the council would “vigorously campaign” against the planned anti-terror laws.
The grand mufti was joined yesterday by the Sydney-based Lebanese Muslim Association, which labelled the federal government’s plans to beef up terror laws “deplorable” and “divisive"…
Professor bin Mohamed declined to be interviewed, but his adviser, Samir Benegadi, said the ANIC had “always been outspoken” in condemning jihadism…
Islamic Council of Victoria secretary Ghaith Krayem said he was angered by the suggestion that the Muslim community had not been loud enough in condemning violent images emerging from the Middle East, including the gruesome pictures involving Elomar.
“We don’t feel the need any longer to have to go out there and be judged every single time something occurs overseas,” he said. 
Reader Rod:
I had a quick look at the press release section of the Islamic Council of Victoria’s website and Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) website, but couldn’t find anything condemning extremist activity over the last 12 months.
The Government’s decision to placate Muslim leaders by dropping its free speech reforms turns out to have been as successful a sop as introducing a new wealth tax to placate critics of the Budget’s “unfairness”.
Once again, Australia’s most prominent Muslim apologist, ABC presenter Waleed Aly, argues that the problem of extremism lies not in Islam but in the reaction of non-Muslims to it:
By presenting divisive politics as a security concern, the government is implicitly accepting the social dimensions of terrorism. It suggests that terrorism gathers around feelings of alienation and social exclusion; that intelligence flows best from communities that feel valued and included rather than surveilled, suspected and interrogated. This, as it happens, accords with the best research we have on the psychology of radicalisation and effective counter-terrorism policing.
Such an analysis does not explain why it is only Muslim Australians - not, say, Buddhists, Sikhs or Mormons - who are turning to terrorism and have comprised 21 of the 21 Australians convicted of terrorism-related offenses. The figures alone suggest Islam has some agency in the creation of this unprecedented threat to our security.
So what is that agency? Aly, a lecturer in a university school of terrorism studies, has never to my knowledge said.
Aly’s logic leads inexorably to this strategy for placating Muslim Australians: give in. The fault lies with you, not Islam. Submit. Anything else is to “alienate” and “exclude” - and provoke. And so many in our media class, desperate to wish this problem away and seem morally superior in doing so, are only too eager to hear Aly’s message.
Consider, for example, fellow ABC presenter Virginia Trioli, who once agreed it was “quite a possibility” that the September 11 terrorism attack on the US were actually an inside job, and suggested the “realistic” way to deal with terror chief Osama bin Laden was to consider his complaints:
What if that involved bringing him somewhere, absolutely safely, sitting down with him, treating him like a human being and talking about it, and then Osama bin Laden going home again, not bombing the hell out of bin Laden?

Unemployment is now 6.4 per cent. So why are we still importing 240,000 people a year?

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (8:17am)

Immigration guru Bob Birrell says our immigration intake is too big and too rorted - and Australians are paying for it with their jobs:
Net Overseas Migration is running at some 240,000 a year. The result is that, as of May 2014, the number of overseas-born persons aged 15 plus in Australia, who arrived since the beginning of 2011, was around 709,000. Most of these people are job hungry. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Labour Force Survey, 380,000 of these recent arrivals were employed as of May 2014. Over the same three years, the net growth in jobs in Australia is estimated by the ABS to have been only 400,000. This means that these recent overseas-born arrivals have taken almost all of the net growth in jobs over this period.
They are doing so at the expense of Australian-born and overseas-born residents who arrived in Australia before 2011. This is showing up in increased unemployment and decreased participation in the labour force in this resident group.
The hardest hit are amongst young people seeking entry-level semi-skilled jobs and recent graduates in a widening range of professions, including nursing, information communication technology and accounting. 

Meta-data explained

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (8:05am)

Helen Dale explains the Abbott Government’s plan to capture meta-data on your internet use.
No collection of browsing history, says Turnbull:
The federal government has sought to further clarify the government’s intentions on data storage as part of a suite of controversial new national security measures, saying the plans now do not include retaining a person’s website browsing history.
On Friday, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who was left out of the initial decision to proceed with the policy, said: “I just wanted to be very clear that the security agencies are not seeking that the government require telcos to keep a record of your browsing history . . . your web surfing activity, that’s a very important point.”
Mr Turnbull said the intelligence agencies simply wanted the telcos to store IP address assigned to individual terminals accessing the internet but stressed that would not include the websites visited.
(Via Sinclair Davidson.) 

Dallas Scott on taking milk with coffee

Andrew Bolt August 08 2014 (7:19am)

The politics of race

Dallas Scott, a strong coffee man, deals with this claim:
“I am too Aboriginal.  It’s like Coffee, you don’t stop calling it Coffee just because you put some Milk in it!”
From his brilliant satire:

Big companies began to commit to drinking a certain percentage of Coffee every day, and so did the Government, Hospitals and Universities.  But things still just weren’t going well for a large percentage of the Coffee, despite all the investment and legislation and money spent.  Coffee when mixed with Milk had found a real niche, and found a far greater acceptance among the Milk.  So accepted in fact, that the numbers of Coffee that were mixed with Milk outnumbered the Coffee almost 5 to 1, and were almost commonplace by the turn of the last century.  Much of the Coffee noticed this, but the mixed beverages had more power and sway than them, and had lobbied to be included and thought of as Coffee the same as them years ago.  Most were fond of mixed beverages, so speaking in a way construed negative to them was something they avoided.  So the Coffee sat and suffered in silence instead, for a few more years. 
Anyone who made any mention of the content of Milk in a mixed beverage was threatened with punishment under the law, and it didn’t take long for a case to be brought before the courts.
It ended up being one of the most divisive cases for the island in some time.  The accused maintained that he was not a Coffee Snob, but was agitating for change to a system that was leaving large portions of Coffee without any assistance.  A proponent of the “We’re all Beverages, why can’t we get along” camp, he didn’t deny the problems facing Coffee, but he just didn’t think they were being helped by the policy of defining mixed beverages and Coffee as the same.
Read it all. Dallas Scott really is a fine and largely undiscovered writer.
Scott on Adam Goodes - with a little detour to collect Eddie McGuire.
(Thanks to many readers.) 



















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4 her so she can see how I see her

Sometimes I feel creationists give God too little credit. - ed
Billionaire George Soros’ philanthropy is bad news for Israel, according to an in-depth report from the NGO-Monitor watchdog group.
The report listed the many causes in Israel, or pertaining to Israel, that are funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
Among the top beneficiaries of OSF funding is Human Rights Watch, which has been criticized for targeting, and falsely libeling, the state of Israel. Another is J Street, which describes itself as “pro-Israel” but has been termed anti-Israel by others for, among other things, welcoming proponents of a boycott on Israel at its national conference and honoring IDF soldiers who refused orders.
Another recipient of OSF funding is the Institute for Middle East Understanding, which, NGO-Monitor reports, is headed by staff who have accused Israel of war crimes and have termed Israel an “apartheid state.”
NGO-Monitor expressed concern primarily over “problematic” OSF recipients in Israel.
Among the Israeli recipients is Adalah, which promotes the so-called “right of return” to Israel, which would allow millions of descendants of Arabs who fled Israel during the War of Independence to claim Israel as their home (without reference to the many more Jews displaced during the fighting and in the years that followed).
OSF also funds Al Haq, an Arab organization based in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Ramallah, north of Jerusalem. NGO-Monitor’s researchers described Al-Haq director Shawan Jabarin as “a human rights campaigner by day and a terrorist by night,” who is among the senior members of the PFLP terrorist group.
The extreme-left Israeli group B’Tselem also receives OSF funds. B’Tselem is notorious for publishing one-sided reports, and for inflating Arab civilian casualty figures. For example, the group included hundreds of Hamas policemen in Gaza as “non-combatants,” and counted Sheikh Ahmed Yassin – then the leader of Hamas – as not a definite combatant.
B’Tselem has listed OSF as a source of support, but OSF has not listed B’Tselem as a recipient, indicating that the grant may have come through an overseas entity.
The report listed several other controversial, far-left Israeli groups that receive direct or indirect OSF Funding, including Rabbis for Human Rights, Ir Amim, Yesh Din and the New Israel Fund.
Overall, information on Soros’ OSF “suggests a deliberate emphasis on influencing the highly complex Israeli-Palestinian arena,” NGO-Monitor concludes.
“There is no comparable focus by Soros family and OSF gifts or his foundation network on promoting democracy or economic development in Palestinian society, nor on surrounding Arab societies,” it added.
NGO-Monitor called on Soros philanthropies to implement transparency regarding overseas grants, and to ensure that beneficiaries “act in strict accordance with universal moral principles by abstaining from the promotion of totalitarian regimes, such as in Iran, as well as from participating in demonization of Israel through the exploitation of the language of human rights.”
The group noted that there is no indication that George Soros himself or his family are hostile to Israel, despite frequent criticism of Israeli policy.

ABSTRACT: This study examines the role of the Bosnian and other Yugoslav volunteers who fought on the Arab side in the Palestine war, Israel’s War of Independence, in 1948. Previous studies have only mentioned these volunteers in passing but through the use of intelligence reports, archival sources and recently published interviews with surviving participants this article reconstructs their role in the war. The case of the Bosnian participation in the 1948 war is of consequence today because of the frequent use of globalized Islamic imagery to promote the interconnectedness of conflicts throughout the world to Muslim communities and encourage recruitment of Muslims for ’Jihad’ in an international context. The role of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al Husayni, in recruiting local Bosnians to fight in Palestine is an early example of this tendency in modern times.

Vilenberg was 20 when the camp was liberated. Despite his advanced age, he continues to tell his story to youth groups and IDF soldiers in order to pass on testimony from the Holocaust.
He spoke to MK Avi Wortzman (Bayit Yehudi) during the ceremony. “I feel good,” he related. “It’s hard to walk, but I’m still walking.”
“I’m a Polish hero,” he continued. “In Israel I’m not a hero, they have different heroes there,” he added with a cynical smile.
He was briefly thrown off when a foreign journalist approached to ask him what his connection was to Treblinka. “What does that mean, how am I connected to Treblinka?” he asked in Hebrew.
“I woke up in the hotel in the morning and said, ‘Let’s go to Treblinka,’” he told the journalist, who preferred not to ask further questions.
Vilenberg explained how he survived the death camp. “I was here for ten months, and they ordered me to work on the fences. There’s no doubt that the job saved my life,” he said.
His hope, and his parents, gave him strength to continue, he said.
At a protest in downtown Toronto over the weekend, a speaker identified as Elias Hazineh, made this statement:
We have to give them an ultimatum. You have to leave Jerusalem. You have to leave Palestine … When somebody tries to rob a bank the police get in, they don’t negotiate and we have been negotiating with them for 65 years. We say get out or you are dead. We give them two minutes and then we start shooting and that’s the only way they’ll understand.
As JTA reported yesterday, Hazineh is the former president of Palestine House, which lost Canadian governmental support last year because of what Ottawa called a “pattern of support for extremism.”
Today, the Centre for  Israel and Jewish Affairs, the lobbying arm of the Canadian Jewish federation, announced it was submitting information about the rally to police for review.
Reuters broke with Big Media’s muddled mantra that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the region’s “core conflict.”

More than 100,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict and violence has flared again in Iraq, with over 1,000 killed there in July alone, many at the hands of al Qaeda. Tensions over Iran’s disputed nuclear program have also risen, while a struggle for power between Islamists and the military is playing out on the streets of predominantly Sunni Egypt.

Arguably, none of these crises will come any closer to being settled should, by some miracle, Israel and the Palestinians finally agree to divide the land where they live . . .

In public, Muslim leaders have traditionally railed against Israel, happy to fan ordinary Arabs’ sincere anger about the plight of the Palestinians – and perhaps deflect criticism of their own failure to make badly needed reforms.

Arab leaders can no longer get away with this.

If Independent editors refuse to refer to any Palestinian as a terrorist, is it really a surprise that they will try to defend their reference to a murderer as a political prisoner?===

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Yehuda Lev, an iconoclastic journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence who established a European underground route to smuggle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, has died.
Lev died Aug. 3 in Providence, R.I., following a prolonged illness. He was 86.
Lev became the first associate editor of the newly founded Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles in 1986, continuing until 1993. He was best known for his column “A Majority of One,” which went after the Jewish community’s sacred cows.
Lev was born in New York City and raised in Forest Hills, N.Y., as John Lewis Low, the son of a successful businessman and a mother noted as one of the first female labor lawyers.
He dropped out of Cornell University to enlist in the U.S. Army during the latter part of World War II and was discharged in Germany when the war ended.
Moved by the plight of Holocaust survivors languishing in Displaced Persons camps, Lev established a route, mostly by foot, to bring the DPs to Mediterranean ports, where they embarked on “illegal” ships past the British naval blockade into Palestine.
Returning to the United States, Lev earned master’s degrees from the University of Chicago in political science/Arabic studies and Stanford University in communication arts.
He set off in 1947 to Palestine to help the Jews in their struggle to establish an independent state. Changing his name to Yehuda Lev, he joined the Israeli army when war broke out in May 1948.
While on patrol in the Negev, Lev’s jeep was blown up by a land mine that killed everyone else and shattered his feet.
<The administrator of one of Fatah's official Facebook pages has reposted a series of facts about Fatah terror attacks in which dozens of Israelis were murdered. Fatah presents these terror attacks and killings as heroic achievements.

The celebrated attacks include the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history: a 1978 bus hijacking in which 37 civilians were murdered. Also praised is the attack on the Israeli Olympic team, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games. Fatah's Facebook page also celebrates a series of terror "firsts" achieved by Fatah: the first suicide bombing against Israel, the first suicide bombing by a woman against Israel, the first missile attack from Gaza against Israel, and others. The page glorifies an attack that it claims killed the "the most" Israelis in a single terror attack: a double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv's central bus station in 2003. Fatah boasted it "killed more than 30 and wounded more than 200" in that one attack.>
<Former jokes about siccing the IRS on his enemies or using Predator drones to go after suitors of his daughters are as eerie as they are comedic.>
<Obama’s ‘promises’ to do “something” to Iran’s nuclear program was made to Bibi to force Israel to give in to Abbas. They will soon be exposed for the lies they always were.>
<Israelis like to celebrate November 29 as a pre-Independence Day holiday, because that was the day when the newly established United Nations voted to approve a Jewish State. I don't consider that act to be all that worthy of our celebration for a couple of reasons.

One is that even though a majority of the members of the time did vote to approve a Jewish State, none of them was willing to do anything at all to ensure that the Jewish State would actually exist or survive the onslaught of Arab armies and terrorists which tried to destroy it.

The second reason is that we did and do not need the approval of international bodies for our legitimacy, our existence. We owe our survival and existence to G-d and only G-d. Our victories go against all logic and rules of warfare.
These two points must be remembered.>


I did number 3! I'm not limited to 1 or 2 anymore .. ed
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A reporter goes undercover in the Regents Park Mosque in England, a mosque whose mission is supposed to be to integrate Muslims into British society. The mosque holds many interfaith events and hosts famous politicians, but the preaching to men and women when no "infidels" are present tell a very different and shocking story.>

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that the situation with regard to Iran’s nuclear weapons program is “not getting any better” but is “actually getting worse.”
Speaking to a pro-Israel congressional delegation to Jerusalem led by United States Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Netanyahu said that newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani could not be trusted, despite the fact that he is perceived to be more receptive to negotiations over the country’s nuclear program than his predecessor.
“I know that some place their hopes on Iran’s new president. He knows how to exploit this, and yesterday he called for more talks. Of course he wants more talks.  He wants to talk and talk and talk. And while everybody is busy talking to him, he’ll be busy enriching uranium,” Netanyahu said.
Rouhani, labeled a relative moderate by some commentators when compared to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, insists that he is determined to resolve Iran’s confrontation with the West over its nuclear program. Netanyahu, however, has made it clear he does not believe that Rouhani, who assumed the position of president on Sunday after the eight-year tenure of Ahmadinejad concluded, is serious.
“[Rouhani] says, ‘I talk and I smile and I enrich uranium.’ This is unfortunately going on as we speak. Iran’s work and quest towards the achievement of atomic weapons not only continues, it continues unabated – it’s actually accelerated,” he told the delegation.
The United States has said it would be a “willing partner” if Iran was serious about finding a peaceful resolution to the issue.
Iran’s critics say that it has used previous nuclear negotiations as a delaying tactic while continuing to develop nuclear weapons-related technology. Netanyahu, perhaps the most vocal among them, agreed, telling the delegation, “Iran is determined to get the bomb and we must be even more determined to prevent them from getting it.”
Watch a video of the Prime Minister’s comments below.

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Pepsi apparently didn't mind their association with Hamas terrorist leaders

Further research showed that the sponsorships were done by a local Gaza bottling company, Yazegi, that apparently has permission to use the Pepsi logo when sponsoring sporting events and the like.

Pepsi never responded to inquiries about their public association with Hamas.

Now, this year, Gaza is again seeing the "Pepsi Cup" football championship during Ramadan. The Yarmouk Stadium that hosts the tournament was bombed by Israel during Pillar of Defense because it was used as a launch site for terror rockets aimed at Israeli civilians, and Yazegi helped repair or cover up the damage that is still there.>
Marriage can't be part time, even though the journalist tries to sell it that way. - ed

'EVERYONE always says to me, how can you do that? And I just say, 'I can and I have and that's my life.'
Meet Justin, 39, a Victorian man who is married to Eva, a freelance writer and sex worker.
The couple first met in high school, have now been married eight years and are raising their nine-year-old daughter.
Justin told that Eva's choice of career has never bothered him.
"The main reason is that I'd love to be a sex worker myself but because I'm not gay there's just no market for it. And why wouldn't I want to do it? Who wouldn't want to get paid for doing that - having sex," he said.
Not surprisingly, Justin and Eva's marriage arrangement comes with several caveats - for a start they've found it necessary to separate love and sex.
"Love is emotional and sex is just physical. It's like playing squash or something. You can do that with anyone, sometimes it's great and sometimes it's not," he said.
The couple have what they call an 'open relationship', meaning Justin is also free to pursue sex outside the marriage.
"I don't have as many opportunities as Eva to do this but when I do we have an agreement that we can just go for it. The idea is that you don't miss out on anything great," he said.
Justin also said the couple regularly host swing parties and "play with friends".
"I do think men can probably do the whole separation thing a bit easier than women," he said.
It angers me that Israel has been sold down the river by all parties and groups in politics. So that the word 'peace' becomes a bad joke at which a decent person might spit. But consider that when GOP has a President they must be balanced and not take sides, but when Dem's have the Presidency then it is said to be best for peace that the existence of Israel be threatened. - ed

Sometimes, tragedy and irony may arrive together. Now that it is reportedly back “on track,” the so-called Middle East Peace Process threatens Israel with additional dismemberment, and eventual disappearance.
Aware of these intolerable prospects, thousands of Israelis who are opposed to any further existential surrenders may soon prepare for an appropriate response to “Palestine.” Whatever its particular shape and expression, this "post-peace" response to a new Arab state, one that would be carved out of Israel's own still-living body, may take some recognizable form of civil disobedience.
To be sure, the Netanyahu Government, inexplicably confident in Palestinian compliance with pre-state agreements on “demilitarization,” will object strongly to any such tactics. Nonetheless, civil disobedience has a long and distinguished tradition in jurisprudence and democratic theory.  In part, as the following argument will make clear, certain roots of this tradition actually lie in Jewish Law.
From its  beginnings, Jewish law has been viewed as a manifestation of God's will.  Biblically, the law is referred to as the "word of God,” never of humankind.  God, therefore, is the sole authentic legislator, and righteousness necessarily lies in observance of His law.  Moreover, for ancient Israel as well as for the ancient Greeks, the absence of righteousness is expected to place at risk the lives and fortunes of the entire community.
In ancient Israel, law was always regarded as the revealed will of God.  All transgressions of the law were consequently offenses against God.  The modern idea that human legislators might somehow make law independently of God's will would have been incomprehensible.
As God can be the only true legislator, the sole function of human authorities was to discover the extant law, and thereafter to ensure its proper application.  According to the Talmud, “Whatever a competent scholar will yet derive from the Law, it was already given to Moses on Mount Sinai."[1]
In the Jewish tradition, the principle of a Higher Law is not only well-established; it remains the core foundation of all legal order.  Wherever the law of the state stands in marked contrast to this principle, it is null and void.  In certain circumstances, such contrast positively mandates opposition to the law of the state.  Here, what is generally known as "civil disobedience" is not only lawful, but genuinely law-enforcing.
Exactly what sorts of circumstances are we describing?  Above all others, they are circumstances that place at grave risk the very survival of the state.  In such circumstances, which were already defined in the widely-disseminated 1995 Halakhic Opinion, issued by Prominent Rabbis in Eretz Yisroel Concerning Territorial Compromise,[2]  the matter is one of Pikuach Nefesh (life-threatening situation, a halakhic principle, ed.), and demands apt forms of resistance.
Israel, it was duly recognized, cannot endure strategically without Judea, Samaria and the Golan.  As the Torah is a "Toras Chaim," a Torah of life, Jewish authorities in theState of Israel are "forbidden, under any circumstance," to transfer Jewish land to still openly-genocidal Arab authorities.

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Lol .. woof .. meow .. in some ways, I am such a robot .. ed

Researchers at Toshiba’s Akimu Robotic Research Institute were thrilled ten months ago when they successfully programmed Kenji, a third generation humanoid robot, to convincingly emulate certain human emotions. At the time, they even claimed that Kenji was capable of the robot equivalent of love. Now, however, they fear that his programming has taken an extreme turn for the worst.
“Initially, we were thrilled to see a bit of our soul come alive in this so called ‘machine,’” said Dr. Akito Takahashi, the principal investigator on the project. “This was really the final step for us in one of the fundamentals of the singularity.”

Kenji was part of an experiment involving several robots loaded with custom software designed to let them react emotionally to external stimuli. After some limited environmental conditioning, Kenji first demonstrated love by bonding with a a stuffed doll in his enclosure, which he would embrace for hours at a time. He would then make simple, but insistent, inquiries about the doll if it were out of sight. Researchers attributed this behavior to his programmed qualities of devotion and empathy and called the experiment a success.
What they didn’t count on were the effects of several months of self-iteration within the complex machine-learning code which gave Kenji his initial tenderness. As of last week, Kenji’s love for the doll, and indeed anybody he sets his ‘eyes’ on, is so intense that Dr. Takahashi and his team now fear to show him to outsiders.
The trouble all started when a young female intern began to spend several hours each day with Kenji, testing his systems and loading new software routines. When it came time to leave one evening, however, Kenji refused to let her out of his lab enclosure and used his bulky mechanical body to block her exit and hug her repeatedly. The intern was only able to escape after she had frantically phoned two senior staff members to come and temporarily de-activate Kenji.
“Despite our initial enthusiasm, it has become clear that Kenji’s impulses and behavior are not entirely rational or genuine,” conceded Dr. Takahashi.
Ever since that incident, each time Kenji is re-activated, he instantaneously bonds with the first technician to meet his gaze and rushes to embrace them with his two 100kg hydraulic arms. It doesn’t help that Kenji uses only pre-recorded dog and cat noises to communicate and is able to vocalize his love through a 20 watt speaker in his chest.
Dr. Takahashi admits that they will more than likely have to decommission Kenji permanently, but he’s optimistic about one day succeeding where Kenji failed.
“This is only a minor setback. I have full faith that we will one day live side by side with, and eventually love and be loved by, robots,” he said.
Scientists have created a scientific version of marijuana called ‘Dimethylheptylpyran’. When smoked, it’ll keep you high for at least 2 days.
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward. -Charlotte Bronte
How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world. - William Shakespeare



After days of relentless trekking, arm-in-arm, these paratroopers reached the summit of‪#‎Israel‬'s highest mountain. Wish them luck for the next stage of their journey.


Attacking babies by Palestinians

This baby is an Israel, Jewish, baby girl, by the name of Na'ama, that was stoned by a Palestinian in the face! But, there's nothing on the Israeli leftist media, and the international media. SEE what the Palestinians are doing, but suddenly the whole world is blind!

If it was a Palestinian person (NOT EVEN A BABY!), the whole world will rumble in screams to stop the Israeli occupation, and the apartheid, together with the Israeli Leftist Media such as Channel 2, Channel 10, Channel 1 etc. Immediatly the UN would have called on sanctions towards Israel RIGHT WAY!

But, this baby is not Palestinian, it's a Jewish baby, that didn't do nothing wrong. And yet, no one is doing anything. NO ONE is doing anything to stop the Palestinian mosters! And why? Well because of two reasons:
1. The most common - Everyone is buying the Palestinian lies, that the Israelis are the problem.
2. The real reason that everyone refuse to accept - ANTI-SEMITSM. Because of the Anti-Semtism towards Israel, and the interior treason in the country by the hands of the Leftist activists and Media, no one will deal with it.

I'm stating now what is obvious - All the world nations are hypocrits. Including the UN.

The baby girl, Na'ama, only 1.5 years old, survived, with injuries on her nose and face. She will recover. Her face will recover. But the wound in the new family, will never recover.
"I’m a 23-year-old psychology student from Sydney and in June this year, I was subjected to a horrific torrent of abusive tweets from fans of touring American rapper Tyler Okonma. I challenged Okonma’s lyrics which encourage rape and violence against women by vocally supporting a petition on that suggested he shouldn’t be playing all-age shows.

At Tyler’s concert in Sydney the next day, he told his fans he hoped my children got STDs, and “dedicated” songs to me that included lyrics like “punch a bitch in her mouth just for talkin' shit”." - Talitha Stone

TWO QLD DISASTERS RETURN... with no guarantee of success

So, not only do we need to endure the return of a walking wanker called Kev, we are now faced with an incompetent called Pete.

Peter Beattie’s elevation to ALP candidate in the seat of Forde is yet another example of Labor’s lack of democracy.

It’s still very much the old ALP.

Branch pre-selection means little in Labor Party circles and the very injustices that Uncle Kev claims to have reformed he now heralds with the dumping of the properly pre-selected candidate, Des Hardman, in favour of Peter Beattie.

Julia Gillard did the same with Crossin yet Tony Abbott can’t, and won’t, do the same with the hapless Diaz. Is it the Libs who run the more democratic party? Seems so.

Beattie, a self-confessed media tart, will campaign with old enemy Rudd with neither showing any sign of embarrassment.

Yet both are returning to the hustings with a record of destruction any arsonist would be proud of.

Forde is no easy target for Beattie, it’s a marginal semi-rural seat and Queenslanders remember him well. He handed Anna Bligh a poison chalice of all his own work.

Old ALP failures mostly have opted for retirement and now a retiree wants to rejoin the fray. Golly!

Oh well, Rudd and Beattie will make a lovely couple holding hands, pretending they like each, while ignoring their previous disastrous tenures.

If both are returned, a new set of kitchen knives will be in demand.

The old set is just about worn out!

The Greens don’t like being called watermelons, however Lee Rhiannon proves that they are green on the outside but red to the core. Support my campaign to stop the watermelons
As I get older my pms gets worse. I just cried at a picture of cats that said "friendship" underneath. This is it guys. I'm losing my mind.


  • When we stop going to church and start being the church, something wonderful happens.
Pastor Rick Warren
I trust Him when my heart is weak
I trust Him when I cannot speak
I trust His plan is good and best 
By trusting Him I find my rest
Pastor Rick Warren
Trusting God completely in radical abandonment,even when it doesn't make sense, is what turns ordinary people into saints.
Pastor Rick Warren
Doing what's right even though it costs you and no one will ever know about it, is integrity.
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“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.” Isaiah 33:22 NIV
Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon


"The upright love thee"
Song of Solomon 1:4
Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection than they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother than part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for his sake, but they are not to be driven to deny him. It is scant love which the fire of persecution can dry up; the true believer's love is a deeper stream than this. Men have laboured to divide the faithful from their Master, but their attempts have been fruitless in every age. Neither crowns of honour, now frowns of anger, have untied this more than Gordian knot. This is no every-day attachment which the world's power may at length dissolve. Neither man nor devil have found a key which opens this lock. Never has the craft of Satan been more at fault than when he has exercised it in seeking to rend in sunder this union of two divinely welded hearts. It is written, and nothing can blot out the sentence, "The upright love thee." The intensity of the love of the upright, however, is not so much to be judged by what it appears as by what the upright long for. It is our daily lament that we cannot love enough. Would that our hearts were capable of holding more, and reaching further. Like Samuel Rutherford, we sigh and cry, "Oh, for as much love as would go round about the earth, and over heaven--yea, the heaven of heavens, and ten thousand worlds--that I might let all out upon fair, fair, only fair Christ." Alas! our longest reach is but a span of love, and our affection is but as a drop of a bucket compared with his deserts. Measure our love by our intentions, and it is high indeed; 'tis thus, we trust, our Lord doth judge of it. Oh, that we could give all the love in all hearts in one great mass, a gathering together of all loves to him who is altogether lovely!


"Satan hindered us."
1 Thessalonians 2:18
Since the first hour in which goodness came into conflict with evil, it has never ceased to be true in spiritual experience, that Satan hinders us. From all points of the compass, all along the line of battle, in the vanguard and in the rear, at the dawn of day and in the midnight hour, Satan hinders us. If we toil in the field, he seeks to break the ploughshare; if we build the wall, he labours to cast down the stones; if we would serve God in suffering or in conflict--everywhere Satan hinders us. He hinders us when we are first coming to Jesus Christ. Fierce conflicts we had with Satan when we first looked to the cross and lived. Now that we are saved, he endeavours to hinder the completeness of our personal character. You may be congratulating yourself, "I have hitherto walked consistently; no man can challenge my integrity." Beware of boasting, for your virtue will yet be tried; Satan will direct his engines against that very virtue for which you are the most famous. If you have been hitherto a firm believer, your faith will ere long be attacked; if you have been meek as Moses, expect to be tempted to speak unadvisedly with your lips. The birds will peck at your ripest fruit, and the wild boar will dash his tusks at your choicest vines. Satan is sure to hinder us when we are earnest in prayer. He checks our importunity, and weakens our faith in order that, if possible, we may miss the blessing. Nor is Satan less vigilant in obstructing Christian effort. There was never a revival of religion without a revival of his opposition. As soon as Ezra and Nehemiah begin to labour, Sanballat and Tobiah are stirred up to hinder them. What then? We are not alarmed because Satan hindereth us, for it is a proof that we are on the Lord's side, and are doing the Lord's work, and in his strength we shall win the victory, and triumph over our adversary.

Today's reading: Psalm 72-73, Romans 9:1-15 (NIV)

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Today's Old Testament reading: Psalm 72-73

Of Solomon.
Endow the king with your justice, O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.
2 May he judge your people in righteousness,
your afflicted ones with justice.
3 May the mountains bring prosperity to the people,
the hills the fruit of righteousness.
4 May he defend the afflicted among the people
and save the children of the needy;
may he crush the oppressor.
5 May he endure as long as the sun,
as long as the moon, through all generations.
6 May he be like rain falling on a mown field,
like showers watering the earth.
7 In his days may the righteous flourish
and prosperity abound till the moon is no more....

Today's New Testament reading: Romans 9:1-15

Paul's Anguish Over Israel
I speak the truth in Christ-I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit- 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, 4 the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
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