15 Nov 2015

Paris is nothing more than another recruiting drive for this terrorist group.

They have gained world wide news coverage, increased hatred of all Muslims and begun a new recruitment drive.

Our world media is feeding this recruitment with our addiction to the 24 hour news cycle. Perhaps the media should realize they are complicit in some way and maybe these events should treated differently.

The people that the terrorists wish to influence are those that are filled with hate. I'm not only talking about radicalization of Muslim youth.

I am talking about non Muslims who are more easily radicalized. I am referring to people who can be turned to hatred of all Muslims.

Those that are easily turned to hatred are in fact just another recruitment stream.

ISIL's aim is to turn people against moderate Islamist's, thereby turning the moderates, who are shown nothing but hatred, into potential radicals.

So every time I see hate groups marching in our streets, I see stupid agents of ISIL who are so dumb that don't even know they are being manipulated.

Indeed, could it be that these hate groups could be charged with supporting a terrorist organization. How ironic would that be?

This is all about manipulation and propaganda and recruitment and we in the west are being played like fools.

14 Nov 2015

Paris: Australia's Moderate Muslims wake up, you are loosing the support of thinking Australians.

If you do not condone the Paris acts
Tell your fellow Australians
Let us hear your voices

Moderate Muslims in Australia must show their solidarity with the countries they have chosen to live in, because if they remain silent about what’s happened in Paris the people who lump you all into the same barrel will be galvanized into vigilante actions.

Moderate Muslims are bound to suffer a backlash after Paris and if they don’t come out and strongly attack this atrocity they will all be seen by certain sections of the public as being complicit.
It’s about time we saw the Muslim community organize marches across Australia to show that they stand for Australian values, not just Muslim values.

If they do not show us that Australia comes first there are people in Australia that will be saying, I told you so, they are all terrorists. It is up to them to show us that they can live in our society without forcing us to believe in they're belief.

The impression that many Australians have is that we should all become Muslim, and they as a group have done nothing to allay this thinking.

We Australians have had different ideologies  thrown at us over the years , once upon a time we were all supposed to have all been Protestant or Catholic , or so we were told.  Well the thing about us Australians is that the minute we have anything forced upon us we rebel, and react, that’s what being Australian is all about.

Australia has accepted people of all races and religions, and if Muslims want to show us that they embrace Australia as their country they must act as Australians and condemn inhumane acts vehemently regardless of  of any links to religion. 

Many Australians I believe have a feeling that people of the Muslim faith are wanting to convert us all to their faith. Should this be a fact then I will be the first to join the redneck brigade in suggesting that such people leave this country as soon as possible.

I personally don’t believe that this is they're aim, however it’s up to them as a group to show us that they are willing to become what I consider to be true Australians.

So far they're reaction to terrorist attacks has been pathetic and pitiful .

Sure we have had some of the leaders come out and condemn these attacks but we have never seen Muslims on mass show the same condemnation, no. As a non Muslim this is very worrying because they to are supposed to be Australians, are they not allowed to voice their opinions publicly, must they only speak through their leaders.

Come on if your Australian, we speak for ourselves we don't have to wait for our leaders to speak.

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9 Nov 2015

Has the terrible duo really changed that much?

The new Peter and Scott
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(We really, really, support Malcolm)

Dutton’s heartstrings were not being pulled in the case of the raped Somalian woman Abyan. Despite being assessed as a refugee, pregnant Abyan was forced to remain in the very danger that she had sought to flee.

Nor did he show much empathy for the plight of those inhabiting Pacific Islands inundated by rising sea levels when he was caught out laughing about it with Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison.

Now, we are being shown the man who has heartstrings that can be tugged at by sad little children forced to live in camps with little hope. Except that of the 79,000 people in the Jordan camp, a lucky 12,000 could be selected for entry into Australia.

At last former policeman Dutton can play the good guy.

His heart strings are obviously immune to our detention camps and the parents and children who, we are told may never leave unless we can find a country 'anywhere' that will take them.

Peter Dutton and Scott Morrison are, arguably, two of the most conspicuous hard-hearts of the former Abbott clique still remaining in positions of influence, why have they have not been removed? Does Malcolm have to tread so lightly with the right wing?

Malcolm must realize that the longer they remain the more he is linked to the Abbott doctrine.

The once famous Scott Morrison, famous for keeping stum about “on water operations”, is now being served up anew as an affable, friendly kind of guy who, because he cooks up Sri Lankan food with gusto we should hug him to death?

4 Nov 2015

Dick Cheney: Remembering 9/11 and fond memories??

Extracts from an article in The ONION
This could be Dick Cheney's take on 9/11 through his rose colored glasses.

"Wow 9/11 is almost here it makes me warm all over!" It is a time to reflect and give thanks for all the benefits and blessings 9/11 has given me in the past.
Its a cherished annual tradition: gift-shopping for my favorite holiday, 9/11.
"It's the most wonderful time of the year."

I'm careful not to let all the 9/11 festivities distract me from the deeper significance the day holds.
"Sometimes, in all the hustle and bustle of the season, it's easy to forget the true meaning of Sept. 11" 
"Sept. 11 is not about fancy 9/11 parades, or big 9/11 office parties. In fact, it's not even just about two buildings crumbling to the ground and leaving thousands of innocent people dead."
"No, 9/11 is about the warm feeling you get when you help an elderly woman cross the street and then whisper to her that the terrorists can strike at any moment.
9/11 is about the satisfaction of telling people to do things and then them doing it—not because they want to, no because you frightened them to death.
9/11 is about removing Saddam Hussein from power.
Most of all, 9/11 is about love."

I plans to spend a quiet day at home this year, during which I will exchange gifts with loved ones and watch my taped VHS footage of the old 9/11 TV specials of the towers falling while I smile and laugh.
"I have a feeling this is going to be the best Sept. 11 ever,"  "I just dread the day I have to tell my kids that 9/11 isn't real."

2 Nov 2015

The future of Australia's park lands, are they all going to become pay as we use??

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Barangaroo bans fishing, kites, balls, barbecues but welcomes private parties for a fee

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Kirsty Needham

State Politics Editor, The Sun-Herald

Unsafe behaviour: Barangaroo Reserve will soon be off-limits for kite flyers, soccer players, fishers and musicians.
The city's newest park, Barangaroo Reserve, has attracted 200,000 visitors since August. But kite flyers, soccer players, fishers and musicians will find it off limits from this weekend.
Anyone wanting to hire exclusive use of Barangaroo's foreshore lawns, coves and walkways for private functions, however, is welcome – if they are prepared to pay.
The Barangaroo Development Authority wants to generate $1.5 million a year by emulating the commercial program of the Botanic Gardens.
Former prime minister Paul Keating spoke of his vision for the new public space when Barangaroo Reserve opened to the general public in August.
Former prime minister Paul Keating spoke of his vision for the new public space when Barangaroo Reserve opened to the general public in August. Photo: Dallas Kilponen
Regulations published on Friday allow any part of Barangaroo Reserve to be closed for private functions, including sporting activities, parties and commercial activity.
Its website lists a dozen outdoor areas for hire as "venues". Members of the public will be kept out with a $100 fine.
Former prime minister Paul Keating has famously attacked the commercialisation of the Botanic Gardens through event hire.
Opposition Leader Luke Foley says the "sacred principal" of Barangaroo, envisaged by Mr Keating as a naturalistic headland, is at risk.
"If they whack up a big marquee and hire it out for ritzy parties, that is at odds with the foundational decision of the Carr government," he said.
"The sacred principal is that 50 per cent of the Barangaroo site has been reserved as public space. That was the great and enlightened decision of the Carr cabinet. Any program of private events that would restrict public access to Barangaroo will be a fundamental breach of that important policy decision,"

Read more:http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/barangaroo-bans-kites-balls-barbecues-but-welcomes-private-parties
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1 Nov 2015

Northern Ireland abortion laws are still in the dark ages, this is but one example of a single woman's plight.

Northern Ireland abortion laws are still in the dark ages the Catholic hand still has a tight grip.

‘The system is inhumane’: Kally, manager of the Liverpool clinic.

She describes the system as “inhumane”. “It is very difficult for women from Ireland to come here. Lots of things contribute to the stress: they don’t want people to know; there is the extra cost, and they have to travel; there is still a stigma attached to abortion; they are afraid they may meet someone here who knows them. It has happened. I’m not saying that women from England aren’t anxious and worried, but they don’t have the added stress that the women from Ireland have.”

By 10.30am, 10 minutes before her first appointment, Catriona is already grey-faced with exhaustion and so tired that talking is a struggle; her words fall out on top of each other. She is six weeks pregnant and has travelled overnight by boat from a small town an hour outside Belfast to Liverpool for an abortion.
She took the boat because it was cheaper than flying and because she had no passport, and didn’t have the money or the time to get one; but it has been a difficult journey and she hasn’t slept. Tonight, after the procedure, she will go back by boat, a second night sitting bolt upright, trying to sleep. This is her first trip to England.

“A lot of bad things have happened to me in my life, but this has been the worst,” says the 28-year-old single mother who, like all the women I spoke to for this article, did not want to use her real name. It’s not the abortion itself that is troubling her; she has two sons already, and no desire to expand her family.
The difficulties involved in getting herself, at short notice, to England for a medical procedure considered a criminal offence punishable by life imprisonment in Northern Ireland. In total, the cost of the round trip and the abortion will come to about £570. Over the past three weeks, while saving for the journey, she has cut down on the food for the family and hasn’t bought oil to heat the house. “We’ve been going to my mum’s house, where there’s a fire; she’s been giving food to the boys.
Catriona hadn’t realised abortion law in Northern Ireland was so restrictive.

When she told her GP she didn’t want to keep the baby, the doctor said she couldn’t help her because it was against the law and that travelling to England was the only option; she gave her a piece of paper with a telephone number for the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, who booked her into the Liverpool clinic

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