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Scott Morrison may believe compassion is some kind of affliction, but I believe it is important just as I believe its absence is a glaring character flaw. And like anyone with any compassion, I was obviously happy to see the Phelps Amendment passed yesterday. But having said that, it is quite a limited and
For the past five and a half years, the Australian Government has been forcing asylum seekers to share accommodation with dangerous people. I know this because weve been told by our government. Some of these people wholl be brought to Australia for treatment are rapists and murderers Actually, I think I may be quoting Donald
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Canberra correspondent John Passant reports on the details of the two biggest parliamentary topics to happen this week. read now...
Disposing of public records without authorisation is
a crime. Destroying them to prevent their release under the OIA
is an aggravating factor in that crime. But when push comes to
shove, it seems that the Chief Archivist
isn't actually interested in enforcing the law:
Archives New Zealand has decided not to prosecute the former chairman of RNZ Richard Griffin over a voicemail left on his phone by former government minister Clare Curran a year ago.
Ms Curran called Mr Griffin after it was revealed he and the RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson had misled the committee over the nature of a meeting between the former head of news Carol Hirschfeld and Ms Curran.
In the voicemail, she urged Mr Griffin to write to the committee to correct the record as soon as possible but Mr Griffin took that to mean she would rather he wrote than turned up in person.
He subsequently refused to hand over the voicemail despite formal requests for it.
Chief Archivist Richard Foy said the matter did not meet the threshold for prosecution.
The acronym TAFKAS stands for The Artist Formerly Known As Spartacus. Why? Many reasons, but one reason is that the pseudonym I Am Spartacus was pinched by the US Senator from the state of New Jersey, Corey Booker.
However, this is what Senator Booker said in 2000, well before he entered the US Senate:
I began to feel that the main theme of City Council life was really to do the following things: First, it was, by every means necessary, protect your turf. Second, resist change. Third, expand ones sphere of control, always hoping to control more and more resources and authority. Fourth, enlarge the number of subordinates underneath you because having subordinates means having power, having election workers, and keeping yourself in office. Next, protect programs and projects regardless of whether they are effective or not. Finally, maintain the ability to distribute the greatest amounts of wealth from taxpayers to people and organizations of your own choosing.
We now have a system in government where people are more loyal to the bureaucracy than they are to the outcome. We must be loyal to outcomes first and bureaucracies and systems last. If you are outcomes-focused, you start to realize often that you dont need these controlling and all consuming bureaucracies. . . .You empower citizens by asking more from them, not less. We need to start asking more from our citizens and start making our citizens more responsible and giving them more control and authority over their own lives.
Read those 2 paragraphs again and change City Council for Canberra.
From Desmog, not my favourite site but it often has useful background information.
As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. 
And finally, there is another danger: the emergence of nonideological but very aggressive isms, which are really quite new. Let me at least name them:
We all care about human rights, but I am afraid of human rightism.
We all want to have a healthy environment, but I see the danger in environmentalism.
To put it politically correctly, I admire the second gender, but I fear feminism.
We all are enriched by other cultures, but not by multiculturalism.
I am aware of the importance of voluntary associations, but I fear NGOism. 
Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU.
Nobody but nobody in my business seriously invests in Europe. They havent for a generation. Everyone in my business does however invest in the USA, Middle East or China, or indeed, all three. The USA is in the middle of a $200 billion spending spree on 333 new chemical plants. China has spent that sum annually for many years, constructing its own chemical building blocks.
Europe, not so long ago the world leader in chemicals, has seen its market share in the last decade alone collapse from 30% world market share to 15%. This is an industry that employs over 1 million people in high quality jobs in Europe and five times that in indirect jobs. Worldwide, chemicals is an immense industry, considerably bigger than the automotive sector with revenues approaching $4 trillion.
There appears to be a different story to be told, but who would know?
Where is the media? Seriously, we are now 13 weeks deep in a massive movement that has garnered thousands of participants every week in one of the most famous cities in the world Paris France, and its crickets from the mainstream. Plenty of time to talk about Cardi B and Roger Stone but not even so much as a travel warning for those that think they are traveling to what they assume will be the most amazing and romantic experience of their lives. Instead, they are likely to be amongst thousands of protesters that have had enough of an unaccountable establishment who continues to attempt to tighten their grip on the general public through unfair policy and taxes.
at present, there are 172 written questions that have not received a final reply. Many of the replies were due in December, but one was due in May last year. It appears that written questions are not working as they were supposed to as an accountability mechanism, so I intend to award the Opposition 10 additional supplementary questions each day until the end of this sitting block or until all the questions due last year have received their final replieswhichever comes first. I will review the situation again in the next sitting period.
High country tenure review is organised corruption, which has
seen the privatisation of huge swathes of our country. Hundreds of
millions of dollars of public land has been effectively given to
farmers for free, and then
flicked on for enormous profits. But now, finally,
it looks like the process will end:
The Government is about to scrap tenure review.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage wont confirm the move, but Newsroom has been told by multiple sources that the controversial process, dubbed organised corruption by opponents, is finished. Whats unclear is how Sage intends to deal with two crucial elements: whether the 40 properties already within the process will be allowed to continue; and what clamps might be placed on the powerful Commissioner of Crown Lands.
Using Sages previous comments as a guide, it could be expected that those properties at the substantive proposal stage of the process, at least, will go on. That is likely to upset opponents of a massive dairy development at Simons Pass Station, in the Mackenzie Basin.
An official announcement may be made by Sage as early as this weekend. Its expected to be bundled with promises of tougher management of South Island high country leases. That will include more scrutiny of discretionary consents to farmers and better monitoring of their effects.
In an historic triumph for humanity, the Morrison Government was defeated on the floor of the House and the Medivac Bill was passed. read now...
Such measures were always going to come on the heels, and heavily so, of the Utopians. Where there is Internet Utopia, Dystopia follows with dedicated cynicism. Where there are untrammelled means of searching, there will be efforts to erect signposts, usually of a warning nature. Like the librarian ever worried of her reader finding something
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Read the whole thing, and its long: Extremism, Scandals Rip Apart Democrat Party: Radicalism, Racism, Anti-Semitism, Sexism, Socialism Threaten Lefts Return to Power. But the operative word is threaten. To the Dems themselves, these are their strengths, and whos to say at this stage they are wrong. You have to hope, but the world is crazier than you could ever imagine, as is being shown by the day.
Freeing kids from mediocrity and boredom.
A new video from Reason suggests that it is possible to
liven up the classroom and in fact, is actually being done quite
effectively. Host John Stossel found a school filled with kids who
would likely be considered dysfunctional and troublemakers in the
normal education system. Instead, Stossel found a group of thriving
young adults, thinking intelligently and actively entering the real
world as enterprising individuals.
Read all about it.
The government is currently waiting to formally consider and
release the advice from its Tax Working Group, which is widely
expected to recommend a capital gains tax. But Green co-leader
James Shaw has pre-empted it by
asking whether they deserve to be re-elected if they don't
Green Party co-leader James Shaw has pushed out the boat on a capital gains tax (CGT), asking whether the Government "deserves" to be re-elected if it doesn't implement one.
"The Green Party have long been calling for this fundamental imbalance to be addressed. Every expert group in living memory has agreed with us. But no government has been bold enough to actually do it," Shaw said.
"If we want to reduce the wealth gap, to fix the housing crisis and to build a more productive, high-wage economy, we need to tax income from capital the same way as we tax income from work."
Shaw rubbished discussion of whether such a tax would be politically palatable, saying it was needed.
"The last question we should be asking ourselves is, 'can we be re-elected if we do this?' The only question we should be asking ourselves is, 'do we deserve to be re-elected if we don't?'"
Stories from inside Venezuela from The Rebel.
The people of Venezuela are rising up against their brutal dictator, Nicolas Maduro. Most of the worlds democracies have recognized Juan Guaido as the legitimately elected president of Venezuela; dictatorships like Cuba, China and Iran back Maduro, and for years Cuban soldiers have helped suppress democracy protests. But this time it seems different.
We at The Rebel looked into sending one of our reporters, but the security situation was just too difficult for us to overcome. But then we saw that Annika Rothstein a journalist and commentator from Sweden who has written for us before had made her way to Caracas and was there, in a bulletproof vest!
We contacted her by Twitter, asked if shed do videos for us, and we offered to crowdfund pay for her travel and other costs. She accepted and well be updating this site with her exclusive on-the-scene reports from the streets, as they come in.
Universities are political places, but theres good politics and bad. Some students, however, are always protesting.
First point: The protesting students are neither snowflakes who cant take the heat nor delicate flowers whose feelings have been bruised. University students have seen movie violence, broken up with boyfriends and girlfriends, read ugly things on the internet, viewed porn clips, lost grandparents, and heard distressing news from around the world. And they have survived.
We also learn from the protesters own vocabulary that many of
them have a rich capacity for swearing, insults, and other
crudities. Yet from childhood all have learned from their teachers,
mom and dad, and Disney movies when and when not to say Fuck you
and Your type disgusts me.
They may be angry, but they are adults who know what they are doing. Cry-bullies is half-right, as the tears are a tactic.
Second point: Most of the many grievances are not meant to be resolved. They are meant to fester and be used in the service of a power-politics strategy.
We have all experienced the same dynamic in personal relationships. Once youve decided you dislike someone, you can always find something about him or her thats irritating. The same point holds generally: once youve decided to attack an enemy, theres always an issue available to justify your actions.
Accordingly, the fact that the students complaints are often overwrought or semi-informed is a feature, not a bug. David Burge notes, wryly, that Campuses today are a theatrical mashup of 1984 and Lord of the Flies, performed by people who dont understand these references.
Amusingly true, but that does not mean that the thuggish
behavior is stupid and uncalculated.
The protesters strategy is to make unreasonable demands, and their goal is to see how much they can get away with.
Third point: The student protesters have had expert guidance. Students are young adults with their own minds and initiatives, but they are still in development and can be shaped by prevailing orthodoxies. We see it in art and theater students who are cultivating creative identities and experimenting dramatically with their personal styles. We see it in science students who are passionately developing their capacities to make objective judgments about complexity in nature. In both cases, there is some self-selection, as students find some university disciplines more attractive than others, but in both cases there is also expert training by the disciplines leaders the professors who encourage, instil, and exemplify the mindset and character that is to be emulated.
So what we see in the protesting students, most of whom come from a handful of humanities and social studies departments, is the result of an academic sub-culture dedicated to a set of adversarial values, drawn from a bottomless well of curdled resentments.
Fourth point: Note that the pro...
Somehow the meaning of the word liberal is different in Australia to that in the United States. Same word, same spelling, same pronunciation but different meaning.
In this context, consider the following views expressed by the Young Liberals who:
claim to be the largest and most active youth political movement in the country.
In the context of energy policy, if it can be called policy, the Young Liberals have advocated for the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) . Why? Because
People forget the NEG was supported by the vast majority of the Liberal partyroom, mining companies, big business and also the renewable industry.
Policy by popularity contest. But did anyone notice who was missing from that list? Hmmm. Look carefully.
CONSUMERS and CITIZENS.
As a consumer and as a citizen, TAFKAS does not particularly care in the slightest what big business is interested in, and even less what the renewable industry is interested in.
In the end, it is consumers and citizens who pay for everything including the Liberal Party room. Perhaps if public policy was developed with the consumer and citizens in mind, rather than sectional, self interested, rent seeking parasites, Australia might be in a different state.
The grand commissar of the Young Liberals, Mr Harry Stutchbury also said:
Weve had 10 years of policy instability in this area and that has been a huge choke on investment.
Either Mr Stutchbury is suffering from dyscalculia or he thinks that the first 2 years of the Rudd Government offered policy stability. He might also think that the last couple of years of Howard Government, which actually introduced and legislated the Mandatory Renewable Energy Scheme offered policy stability.
The Morrison Government has been defeated on the floor over the Medical Evacuation Bill. read now...
Australia's anti-refugee policy is based on cruelty. According
to the Australian government, refugees claiming their rights under
international law are a "threat", which can only be deterred by
imprisoning them without trial forever in concentration camps,
neglecting them, allowing them to be sexually abused and tortured
by their guards, and denying them basic medical and psychological
care until they either die of preventable diseases, or kill
themselves. It is a monstrous, vicious, inhumane, criminal policy,
for which its architects and implementers should be facing justice
in The Hague. But now, there's a tiny crack, with the Australian
voting to allow its victims to be transferred to Australia to
receive medical treatment:
Australian MPs have passed a landmark bill with an opposition amendment making it easier for sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country.
This is the first time in decades a government has lost a vote on its own legislation in the lower house.
The move is a blow for Prime Minister Scott Morrison's minority government's highly controversial immigration policy.
Doctors will now have the power to recommend transfers for refugees on Nauru and Manus to Australia for treatment. However, the immigration minister could ask an independent panel to review the medical assessment, and would have some authority to overrule it.
Previously, doctors had reported that their medical transfer recommendation were ignored by authorities.
Refugee lawyers thus had to apply for court orders to bring ill people to Australia. There were 44 medical transfers achieved through court battles.
Its one thing for the Coalition to blame Labor and the Greens for everything thats just politics, as ProMo would say but its quite another to claim credit for things you were dragged to, kicking and screaming and resisting all the way, by the persistent and growing voice of the people. Tony Abbott
By Dr Strobe Driver Korea has a strong and unique history as it is arguably the most ethnically homogenous country in the world with thirteen centuries of political unity and national and provincial boundaries older than almost any other state. Unification of the country had been in place since 668 (Common Era) during the Three Kingdoms
Twelve Catalan political leaders went on trial in Madrid today. Their crime? Advocating peacefully for an independent Catalonia and organising a referendum on the issue. The Spanish government calls this "sedition" and "rebellion". But what it really is is democracy. In a democratic state with freedom of expression, people can and should be allowed to advocate for independence. And in a democratic state, when people peacefully demand independence, it is entirely right and proper for them to vote on it. Spain attempted to crush that vote with brute force - and failed. Now they are attempting to crush its advocates. But in a democratic state, democracy should not be a crime. If Spain thinks it is, then it shows that that country is not a democracy, and not a fit member of the civilised world. Democratic countries should condemn this political trial, and demand that Catalans get what they have demanded all along: a free, fair and binding referendum on their independence.
Labor finally found enough courage to actually remember we are dealing with people when we talk about the folk living in Hotel California (you can check out any time you want but you can never leave) accommodation on Manus and Nauru. But lets not forget that it was actually the courage of the crossbench that
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Dr Paul Bauert from Flinders University in Darwin, a paediatrician, has said that the conditions and treatment of people in refugee camps in Nauru is worse than the treatment of the Jews at Auschwitz.
That someone could make such a claim shows just how far the political left has descended to the gutter.
The inhumane treatment of Jews at Auschwitz is beyond compare, with mass starvation, torture, beatings, forced labour and genocide on a scale unprecedented. The six part BBC documentary Auschwitz: the Nazis and the Final Solution documents the horrors of that camp.
Refugees at Nauru are free to move about (and depart if they choose), receive ample food, quality accommodation, do not have to work and are not tortured. No one envies their situation, but they are not mistreated and they have a better situation than those in UN run refugee camps.
To make the comparison that Bauert has is not only ridiculous but it is immoral as it is a form of Holocaust denial. Im surprised he hasnt been dismissed from his position because others have said things far less extreme have been hounded from office. This is an intolerable form of moral equivalence and shows that this man has lost his moral compass.
What happened at Auschwitz and Treblinka was an enormity in the proper sense of that word: a monstrous evil systematic and deliberate murder on an industrial scale. Shame on you Bauert, shame. Your views are unspeakable.
Yeah, its satire, right? Its a newspaper article from next week. February 23rd, 2019 BOAT ARRIVES ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND A boat of asylum seekers/illegal immigrants/rapists and murders (this depends on whether you read ABC/Murdoch/radio shock jocks) has landed on Christmas Island. This is on Bill Shortens head, Peter Dutton announced to a waiting media, who
The case of Hakeem Al-Araibi vs Behrouz Boochani and countless genuine refugees (assessed by UNHCR) in Australian offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru By Jon Chesterson Can someone, anyone tell me what makes Hakeem Al-Raibis case so special and different from say Behrouz Boochani or any of the other refugees on Manus Island and Nauru?
Hakeem al-Araibi's return should be celebrated but it begs the question of whether all refugees take up sport and seek a sponsor. read now...
Writing in the Herald Sun, Chris Collins (11/1/19) argues that the Nordic countries have never been socialist because they have not conformed to the original Marxist definition of the centralisation of the means of production in state hands. In reality, though, there were always a variety of definitions, and even Marxists themselves have revised their understandings.
Two minute video. The punchline. There is no substitute for way the western economy is running today.
verdict of the Open Government Partnership's Independent
Reporting Mechanism on New Zealand's OGP progress for the last two
Although this report reflects high commitment completion, change in government practice stood as marginal overall. Notably, the governments early efforts to improve access to legislation could provide major efficiencies for lawyers and the public. In future action plans, the government could fully reform the Official Information Act and add open government performance to public sector chief executives contracts and to the new well-being indicators.
After the righteous fury that pervaded Royal Commissioner Haynes interim report on the financial system, the final recommendations came as a letdown to everyone (except of course the insiders who bid up bank shares in anticipation of the news).
This ought not to have been a surprise. Hayne correctly identified greed and dishonesty as the key drivers of wrongdoing. But greed (or, more politely, incentive) is the guiding principle of financialised capitalism as is seeking profit to the limits of legality, even when this involves what would ordinarily be called dishonesty. In these circumstances, its unsurprising that those limits are regularly breached, particularly given that most such breaches go undetected, and the few that are detected go largely unpunished.
The financial system is at the core of the problem but, as Bernard Keane observes in Crikey (paywalled, I think) its effects are pervasive. As he says, its not individual industries, its our system. Ross Gittins is also good on this. Even Eugenie Joseph of the Centre for Independent Studies has noticed that there is a big cultural problem here.
The only thing that will change the culture of greed and
dishonesty is a reversal of the policies of financial deregulation
that produced it.
Like many, I've spent the last week watching the Nelson fire in
horrified fascination as the Australian-style spectacle of a huge
long-lasting fire threatening an urban area played out. But while
it looks like we were lucky this time, the bad news is that climate
change means such fires are
significantly more likely in future:
Parts of the country with low or moderate fire risk are likely to see dramatic increases in danger as climate change occurs.
Scion fire scientist Grant Pearce said the organisation, a Crown Research Institute, had studied climate change and its impact on fire risk.
Research in 2011 looked at 21 weather stations across the country and what the projected change in conditions - temperature, humidity, windspeed, and rainfall - would mean for fire danger.
It said drier conditions expected with climate change were "likely to result in significantly greater risk of large and damaging wildfires that threaten life and property, and economic and environmental sustainability. Longer fire seasons, increasing population and associated demographic impacts, changing land use and changes in vegetation cover are expected to exacerbate these risks."
Murray McCully's sordid Saudi sheep bribe is
The controversial Saudi sheep deal been shut down, which the Government says will save about $1 million.
But Trade Minister David Parker said the deal has now been axed.
"We're not spending any more money on its installation or delivery," Parker told 1 NEWS.
"We have managed to bring it to an end, saving the last million dollars or so. But I'm afraid the other $10 million that has already been spent has been flushed down the drain by the prior Government."
A killer piece by Jo Nova on the ludicrous claims for the benefit of leading the world in unreliable energy. OK the grid will not literally be destroyed, indeed there will be an awful lot more of it but it will be very expensive to build and maintain and it will deliver more expensive and less reliable power. In the distant future storage options may make wind and solar viable but in the meantime we will have to shed power-intensive industries like ore-refining to keep the household lights on.
Jo describes this as a legendary paper and very helpful!
Australia is installing renewable energy (solar photovoltaics and wind) far faster per capita than other countries.
The Australian deployment rate is 4-5 times faster per capita than the EU, USA, Japan and China.
Stabilising the electricity grid when it has 50-100% renewable energy is straightforward using off-the-shelf techniques that are already widely used in Australia.
The electricity sector is on track to deliver Australias entire Paris emissions reduction targets five years early, in 2025. This is one of the worlds fastest sustainable rates of emissions reduction.
Remarkably, the net cost is zero because expensive fossil fuels are being replaced by cheaper renewables.
Australia is on track for deep and rapid greenhouse emissions reductions through deep renewable electrification. Much of the world can readily follow the Australian path. Renewable energy offers real hope for a future liveable planet.
There are two futures for the Earth. One is where there is insufficient dark matter and the expansion of the universe continues ad infinitum. In this case the Sun will in around 5000 million years expand out to Venus and then collapse and cool, and the temperature of the Earth will move and settle at a stable -273.15 degrees Celsius absolute zero. It would then remain at this stable climate for the rest of eternity.
The other future is that there is sufficient dark matter and the expansion of the universe is halted and reversed and the matter of the universe forms a new singularity with extremely high temperatures (having endured the expansion and collapse of the Sun as above).
Both futures are not conducive to life, although at least with the latter there could be another big bang and ultimately life would evolve again.
As an aside, is the definition of a budget balance now equal to a deficit of $273.15 billion?
Now the Chief Justice of the NSW Land and Environment Court, Brian Preston, like so many of his fellow travellers, seems to think that activities that emit carbon dioxide should be banned. Since all animal life emit CO2, is he proposing to ban breathing too? Endangered species emit CO2 if saving the planet is more important than saving a species surely we must encourage extinction?
But what are we preserving the planet for, if not for life? Life creates and emits CO2, yet we want to ban CO2 emissions leading to a conundrum. Effectively the Greens are saying we should control the amount of life on the planet. Not by some invisible hand, but by a UN cabal. And a cabal which doesnt wear hairshirts but continues to enjoy a high emission lifestyle while condemning the majority of the population to serfdom. Is this the future they strive for a return to pre-enlightenment days when a small elite enjoyed an expensive lifestyle while the vast majority slave away in poverty to appease the climate god? Inequality was much, much greater in those baleful days.
And cant we learn from history about attempts to control human populations that have been tried from time to time all ending in disaster. We are witnessing yet more hubris by those who pretend to know and can control the climate. Whether it be genocide or eugenics the results are equally vile and evil.
I had a piece on Quadrant covering the same issues asa Viv Forbes/Rafe regarding the pathbreaking decision of the head of the NSW Land and Environment Court. This, if left as precedent, forbids any new coal mines and, though the judge may not have thought through the implications, most other activfities that create the modern worlds living standards.
One might imagine the decisipn would be appealed but the mines sponsor may see little point in this since the decision has other grounds. Slowly our living standards are being strangled by the judiciary that foolish and short-sighted politicians have appointed.
A NSW judge (an ex-solicitor and activist from the Environmental Defenders Office) has stopped development of the small Rocky Hill coking coal mine because the Commonwealth Government has signed the Paris Climate agreement which requires rapid and deep reduction in GHG emissions.
Two things are obvious.
Firstly, this delusional decision must be appealed and overturned.
Secondly, Australia must immediately withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
If this decision is not overturned, every development of coal, oil or gas in Australia can be challenged.
But the ominous implications go much further. The sports and tourism industries should be fearful. These industries encourage millions of competitors, visitors, tourists, officials and politicians to use cars, trains, buses, planes and ships to burn hydro-carbon fuels purely for entertainment. Car racing is out, as are new cruise terminals, stadiums, resorts, high rise hotels and fireworks.
Moreover, any new road, rail or airport development will add emissions and must be stopped along with any expansion of the grazing or timber industries and the brewing of beer.
There are some good things it should mark the end of tax-funded climate jamborees and study tours for politicians they should stay in their electorates and conduct electronic meetings via their own expensive NBN.
But if they can stop the mining of coking coal this will also stop metal smelting, refining and steel making.
Naturally Adani can expect even more green law-fare barriers.
This decision surely marks the high water mark of climate lunacy.
Courtesy of the wreckers who backed Turnbull over Abbott.
NORTHAM: If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if thats what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.
Heres the backstory and commentary via Rush Limbaugh. But the video of the Governor of Virginia interviewed on radio demonstrates beyond all doubt that this is exactly what he said. The subsequent wish to clarify and explain has arisen only because of the fire this has lit, but not even remotely within the mainstream media.
I have only gone back to this, which is from January 30, because I have met people who have never heard a word of this, and will not believe it could possibly be true. I suspect it would not undermine their support for the left and the Democrats since there are more important principles at stake dont ask me what. The only evidence that the left is perfectly aware how barbaric this is comes from the fact that this kind of information is already hard to find on the net. If the Governor of Virginia is mentioned at all, it is only because when he was 25 years old in the 1980s he appeared in a photo either in blackface or wearing a KKK bedsheet when he had just graduated from med school, since which time he has been a paediatrician.
As for the health of the baby, this was also discussed at the link:
A tweet here from an MD and MBA, Omar Hamada . I want to clear something up so that there is absolutely no doubt. Im a Board-Certified OB/GYN who has delivered over 2,500 babies. Theres not a single fetal or maternal condition that requires third-trimester abortion. Not one. Delivery, yes, all kinds of conditions that might require delivery, but, Abortion, no.
The consent of two doctors is the kind of formality that is all pretence. How a baby can get to full term and only then at the ninth month discover some deformity is so improbable that it is just said to confuse the debate. At least till now, and possibly for a bit into the future, that there is something radically wrong with the child remains the cover story for murdering babies.
And if you are looking for another take on this same thing:...
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Its as if she was coached in economics by Emma Alberici
Over the weekend, American political and legislative phenom Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez published the details of her Green New Deal proposal. When asked how this plan would be funded, Ocasio-Cortez replied:
with public money appropriated by Congress.
During the 2016 US presidential election campaign the Internet was littered with pressure groups which were not who they said they were and whose aims were not those they publicly stated.
Donald Trump and/or his supporters appeared to be behind many of these groups.
It seems the Liberal Party is also forming these faux pressure groups ahead of the 2019 federal election campaign in Australia.......
On 1 February 2019 the Commissioner, Kenneth Haynes, submitted his final report on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry to the Governor-General of Australia.
Then this happened......
Some good news on climate change from Australia: for the first
a court has refused permission for a new coal mine, explicitly on
the basis of climate change:
The controversial Rocky Hill coalmine in the Hunter Valley will not go ahead after a landmark ruling in the land and environment court on Friday that cited the impact it would have had on climate change.
Chief judge Brian Preston dismissed an appeal by Gloucester Resources, which was seeking to overturn a New South Wales government decision to reject an open-cut mine because of its impact on the town of Gloucester, north of Newcastle.
In his judgment, Preston explicitly cited the projects potential impact on climate change, writing that an open-cut coalmine in the Gloucester Valley would be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Wrong place because an open cut coal mine in this scenic and cultural landscape, proximate to many peoples homes and farms, will cause significant planning, amenity, visual and social impacts, he wrote.
Wrong time because the GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions of the coal mine and its coal product will increase global total concentrations of GHGs at a time when what is now urgently needed, in order to meet generally agreed climate targets, is a rapid and deep decrease in GHG emissions. These dire consequences should be avoided. The project should be refused.
Friday's usually a chance to kick back, relax, and head off to
the Speccie mob, assured that the raskols will have very little in
common with the lizard Oz
On the 6th February, 15 countries across Europe and beyond demonstrated simultaneously against the mass influx of radical Muslims from the Middle East and Africa. Under the umbrella group Fortress Europe, announced only in recent weeks, patriots from across Europe, and even in Australia, gathered to protest.
Fortress Europe came about as a result of Tommy Robinson, a counter jihad political activist here in the UK, working with leaders of PEGIDA across Europe to form an international network. PEGIDA, a German acronym for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West, was formed in Dresden, Germany, in 2014 as a response to the migrant crisis.
On the 4th January, Mr Robinson joined forces with secularist and chairwoman of Sharia Watch, Anne Marie Waters, and chairman of the political party Liberty GB, Paul Weston at a press conference near Luton.
Watch: Robinson, Waters and Weston announced as leadership team.
The February 6th demo was the first unified Pan-European demonstration. Here in the UK 400 people marched silently and peacefully despite heavy rain and gale force winds. 5,000 gathered in Dresden, 1,500 met in Prague, and thousands of others met throughout the continent and Australia.
Families, Britons, immigrants, conservatives, liberals and people of all ages marched silently through the pouring rain in Birmingham, England, dispelling the assertions from the press that the group is far right and violent. The only arrest made in the United Kingdom was a 39-year-old anti-fascist counter protester from East London.
Being inside the protest was bizarre. Despite having stood for election, managed campaigns and handled press communications, I had never until Saturday actually attended a large protest. In years gone by, as a working class person who has seen the destruction of our communities by forced multiculturalist policy and social engineering, I had been tempted. However, the violence that has always erupted as a result of communist and far left activists had always put me off.
Nothing of the sorts was seen or heard at the PEGIDA UK demonstration.
The police did a fine job keeping away vio...
We are not alone. The UK scene of privatisation, corporate take-over and a fearful, if not, colluding voluntary sector is far advanced in Australia. NCIAs Penny Waterhouse has been talking to Colin Penter from her home town in Perth, Western Australia about how it looks to them at each end of the globe.
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