Last month I supported Wikileaks.org
spokesman Julian Assange. By now he is assuming position as a
cult hero. I do not blame him for hiding. He is totally
destroying international diplomacy, and Hillary Clinton is the
executive who suffers most.
Mostly diplomacy is for lying to the masses of people. For
on reading behind the news it was fairly obvious that the Saudis were
bitterest enemies. Hence they were most probably friends with
Israel. For the sake of the Muslim constituency the
fiction was maintained that Israel (Zionism) was the enemy.
wikileaks revealed that the Pakistan military wants to take over the
elected government. I am sure that is an open secret around the
diplomatic circuit. But exposure of those (well known to the
secrets will obviously make foreign leaders more reticent and
diplomatic notes more circumspect.
Some of the stuff is really hot. I would not give a bent nickel
Hillary's chances at the 2012 or 2016 Presidency. Apparently she
ordered her diplomatic staff to collect genetic information on foreign
The fury of Hillary can be measured by the constitutional breaches now
being committed. (I assume that it is a constitutional breach to
deprive a person of property without due process? Internet domain
names are private property, and domains including wikileaks.org are
being closed without due process.) Once again, the breaches have
been concealed in a
cloud of misdirection. But I suspect that Homeland Security moved
against the bittorrent sites to provide legitimacy to their new
unconstitutional move to close wikileaks.org.
Even our government in Australia was furious. Threats have been
withdrawn. But after hearing what then PM Rudd said to Hillary
about China and war I am
embarrassed to have the man represent me. The man is a
nutcase. Labour cannot be all bad if
they sacked him as PM. The $64,000 dollar question is, who let
him out of the Asylum?
This story is developing very quickly. Some smart lawyer has
picked Hillary's strategy, which is to get Assange into the US via
collaborator Sweden. In the meantime Assange has become a cause celebre for the civil
libertarians of the world. The problem is, I do agree with laws
that make it a crime when a man uses force to not use a condom, even
though consent to intercourse had been freely given. The bad part
will be when Sweden is asked to extradite him to the US. Perhaps
the UK could insist that he be returned to the UK after Sweden? I
notice that the Chinese have decided to kick back at the "Peace Prize"
offered to Liu Xiaobo. Might I suggest that they offer a prize to
Last night about 6.00PM I attended a wikileaks demonstration at the
Sydney Town Hall. There were about 400 demonstrators, a few
police and cars, and a couple megaphones and posters, some with Che
pictures, a few from the Greens, and the majority from the "Socialist
Alliance". The demonstrators were in the space between the Town
Hall and the Cathedral.
PM the crowd were told that a march was not allowed. A chant
started up, (Something like "wikileaks, on the streets")
counted about 60 police standing shoulder to shoulder on
attempt to contain the crowd.
crowd milled about and then broke through
and started North along George St. on the Western footpath.
the police took someone out of the mob, which managed
to cross the street and then East along Martin Place . Police
numbers seemed to have doubled, and crowd numbers have shrunk. The Riot
Squad had arrived.
About 100 police finally contained the crowd a few hundred meters from
State Parliament House. Here is an (11 MB) avi of the demo in Martin Place.
21st December. I
must say I am somewhat disconcerted (and I expect Assange might be
also) to find that the people who support Assange most volubly seem to
be the masses who are normally supportive of the liberal side of
politics. Well tough luck for Liberal politicians.
This should be a lesson on what happens to your constituency when you
manipulate them with idealistic words. Sometimes it is exposed
that your actions are not as unimpeachable as you would like your
constituency to think. OOPS!!!
The World's Queen arrives in Australia for a 7 day visit and to produce
several shows during that time. Once again, words fail me in
attempting to state my admiration for this person. My best guess
is that her power derives from the fact that she is possibly the
greatest listener ever. People who become great have difficulty
maintaining contact with the mass of people because of the sycophants
that are attracted to them, and their own delusions of power. God
knows how (btw I am an agnostic) but Oprah seems to retain unerring
humanity at all times. (Or maybe the explanation is mundane,
like nothing goes out live, and she has a fantastic editor).
Since 2006 I have
warned anyone who would listen not to travel on Airbus because of
inadequate system safety software. When the Rolls Royce engine
had an uncontained failure shortly after Singapore takeoff I
thought at first that it might be one of those problems that
software.could not have managed. However in the Australian of 9th
December is a note to the effect that an "engine control software
upgrade" would predict such problems in future. This only causes
me to restate advice offered in my earlier blog. DO NOT FLY
From the diversity of problems that
have since had, I suspect
that the Airbus aircraft control software must be defective. That
software must be fairly complex, perhaps approaching the complexity of
the Microsoft Operating System. Like Windows, later versions of
the aircraft control system are probably built up using code from
Airbus is a relatively new business. The US aircfaft corporations
developing their onboard software since computers were invented.
probably have safety checks in there that none of the current software
maintainers are even aware of.
NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK
Here is the formula for determining what stance the ALP (Australia
Labour Party) will take on any issue. Pose two questions.
Score 2 points for YES, 1 point for "Neutral" and 0 points for
"NO". If the answers score three points, then it will probably be
policy. Otherwise, it will not be policy.
If the answer to both is "YES" (i.e. 4
points) then it
will become policy, and the electorate can go F**K itself. Cases
where this rule applies are the BER(3), the Batts(3), and the
the local (NSW) level, the refusal to sell the power stations is a
prime example. The reason why we do not have cheaper books
(proposed abolition of the local publishing rule) is that although it
was YES to Q2, unfortunately somebody realized that it might hurt a few
hundred union jobs. (so score = 2).
- Question 1 "Will the proposed
policy give union bosses more jobs?"
- Question 2 "Will the proposed
policy hurt Rupert?"