TRUMP V TURNBULL.
What part of "Lame Duck" does
Malcolm not understand?
"Lame" as in "not funny", "dumb", "crippled".
"Duck" as in "out for zero", "won't see after Christmas", "finished".
In the last few months of Presiding, US Presidents are called "Lame
Duck" Presidents. And people who have any sense keep well away
from making any deals with them (unless it is for a pardon).
So Malcolm, not smart to do that deal with Obama when he is a lame
duck. Obama did a lot of vengeful things during his lame duck
period, (Cuban refugees in Florida, resolution 2334 etc) and this was
probably his most vicious.
Malcolm. You should offer to release Trump from his bind.
The American people have been taken for a ride by Obama, and it ill
behoves Australians to take the blame.
(Terminal High Altitude Area Defence.)
Back in July 2000
I recommended upgrading development of
Anti Ballistic Missiles. I made several other pleas on the matter. January
2003. November 2006
So it is good to hear that the US has been working on the matter.
I think we can safely assume that neither N. Korea nor Iran can land a
missile on any location protected by THAAD.
It is my theory that even as little as five years is sufficient
technology advantage to have a 99% stoppage rate,
Back in the middle sixties I was putting myself through Engineering and
paying my way by tutoring math. One of my students was Ivan, a
Russian, aged in his 30's.
At that time there was the spying scandal of the Petrovs and the cold
war. Having a personal contact with a Russian my perceptions of
the USSR were less apprehensive than that of most of my fellow
So I am quite prepared to see the average Russian in a more friendly
light than the average German or Japanese (against whom my Father and
Uncle went to war.) Do not get me wrong, I had a German BFF
called Manfred, and I quite like all of the Japanese I have met.
It is just that Australia was allied with the Russians and the French
in both WWI and WWII.
So when the hidden elite in the US disparage Putin as a war criminal in
an effort to denigrate Trump, I tend to look closely at their reasoning.
Mostly his war crimes seem to be about Ukraine. There are two
issues I would like to comment on regarding Ukraine.
- Crimea. According to Russia, Crimea was always part of
Russia, 60% of Crimeans are ethnic Russians. Apparently
Khrushchev allocated administrative power over Crimea to the Ukraine
back before the 1991 schism. The large Russian minority in SE
Ukraine (13% of all Ukrainians are ethnic Russians) started a
revolution as objection to joining the EU in 2013. The Crimeans
held a plebiscite which indicated that Crimeans wanted to merge with
Russia. Surely Russian interference by allowing volunteers to
cross into the Ukraine is no more heinous than US interference in Iraq
over imaginary WMD.
- MH17. There is speculation that the Russians were
responsible for this incident. Currently the jury is still
out. Some people say it was ethnic Russian Ukrainians using
rockets supplied by the Russians to shoot down Ukrainian
warplanes. The alternate narrative is that it was the Ukrainian
army shooting at what they thought was a Russian warplane.
Regardless, it was not a smart move for Malaysia to send a commercial
aircraft over an active warzone.
So far as I am concerned, neither of those incidents makes Putin a war
criminal. Of course his sheltering of Manning probably makes him
a criminal in the eyes of Democrats. I do not like governments
keeping secrets. That is why I am anti TPP.
Well some of them, anyhow,
EMAIL & BANKING
Back in September 2005 PM Malcolm suggested a
government supplied email address for every citizen. Now that
he is PM and has the power, could I remind him of that
suggestion? As PM he could probably provide such an a At that
time I also suggested a government provided personal bank account for
free, government secured, government provided email and
savings bank accounts, we could all vote by email. In fact, maybe
we could instruct our elected representatives, without the possibility
of fraudulent polling, on just how we think s/he should vote on any
legislation that comes before parliament. Something along the
lines of the online opinion polls operated by the communications (TV,
radio, newspaper) websites.
even need representatives to govern us. Whoopee.
MORE THAN $80 per Quarter
According to a BAEconomics
report on renewable energy subsidies in Australia,
$3 billion p/a (2015-2016FY) subsidies for wind
and solar electricity.
There are around 9 million households in Australia. So it costs
each household $3,000,000,000/9,000,000 = $333 pa or slightly more than
$80 on each electricity bill.
That is about equal to the pensioner electricity subsidy.
Apologists will explain that wind (@ $80/MWH) actually costs less than
coal (@ $90/MWH). They say we just have to keep renewable energy
available for emergencies.
Coal costs $40/MWH in fuel, $50/MWH in standby mode.
So actually, (if you do not want blackouts) wind costs $80 + $50 =
WTF. I expect that the power companies would rather pay $80/MWH and
give you blackouts when it's dark & no wind. (I have a 3KVA petrol
generator in my back yard:)
FOURTH ESTATE TERMINAL
The US and Australian journalists are having conniptions over
Trump. Recycled rumour and invented narratives are having multiple airings
on the ABC and newspapers. To me, this
behaviour reminds me of the terminal throes of a landed fish.
Assuming that it is
near terminal, we can theorize on the beginnings of the extinction. The Fourth Estate was first identified by Bourke in 1787. I suggest
that it's extinction began with texting & blogs & email.
Those media and the more recent technologies Facebook and Twitter
allowed individuals to communicate directly with others, to propagate
facts and ideas that had previously been the exclusive domain of the
mass media that was dominated by the fourth estate.
Obama used a
organize help to get elected. Trump used
Twitter to circumvent the narrative of the fourth estate.
Now that he is president, the Fourth Estate is waging all out
war. For instance his one hour press conference on 16th February
was reported by different branches of the liberal press as "surreal",
"dodging", "untruths and evasions", "wild and unhinged", "a rant and
rave". The typical tactic was to show a short 20 second cut &
quote it out of context. Here
talk. If you want proof of the attacks then I
suggest that you listen to Trump's Press conference, then listen to
some of his detractors. (To find his detractors I suggest you
Google "Trump February 2017 press conference"). You will then see
how the press operates.
The fourth estate is responding with visceral attacks using gossip
rather than facts. It is fast losing credibility.
Still and all. It probably wont matter when the SINGULARITY happens sometime between
2021 and 2030.
Muslims who come to Australia continue worshipping God as specified in their
religious books, "The Koran" and the "Sunnah".
"So what?" you might say. "That is not against the law. In
Australia we have freedom of religion".
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. In an article in "The Australian" of 18th February
2017 she has summarised parts of Sharia law as derived from the Muslim
religion. Below are paraphrases of Sharia Laws derived from the
Koran. You can verify the quotes online by googling for instance
- Allah (God) orders that a woman's evidence has half the weight of a Man's
evidence. (Koran 2:282)
- Allah orders that women must have and be obedient
to a male guardian,
and Allah states
that men can beat
women under their guardianship. (Koran 4:34)
- Allah has stated that women must submit to rape by their husband. (Koran
- Allah has stated that women should inherit half as much
as men. (Koran
- Allah orders that fornicators be flogged. (Koran 24:2)
Muslim religion and is known to Muslims as Allah's (God's) last
prophet, acknowledged that the Jews and Christians worshipped the same
god. Jesus is classified by Muslims as a
words that come directly from God are the Ten
Commandments, which Moses brought down from the mountain. The
four books of the Apostles are descriptions by some of Jesus' disciples
of his words and acts.
translated into English means "recitals". When Mohammed lived in
Mecca and Medina he would go out into the desert, and Allah would speak
to him. When Mohammed returned he would recite what Allah had
to him and it would be written down by associates. So literally,
the Koran has the same weight in the Muslim religion as the Ten
commandments. The Koran is the spoken word of Allah as reported
actions were collected and written down after his death
and are known as the Sunnah. The
Sunnah is comparable to the first four books of the "New Testament"
which were written down by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John after Jesus
ascended to Heave
Changing what is written in
the Koran is akin to rewriting the ten commandments.
pope attempting to make the following revision..
"7. Thou shalt not kill, (except
if you really hate the person)"
just can't be done. By definition, God can not be
mistaken. He can't change his mind. So unless Muslims are
different, and think God can change his mind, then those five
constraints on women must stand. Or can a Muslim say "I am a devout Muslim,
and I say that ~1,400 years after those statements God has changed his
mind about women. Now their word is as good as a man's and they
do not need a male guardian and they don't have to obey their guardian
and their husband can't beat them or demand sex and they inherit the
same sized share as their brothers and fornication won't be a floggable
When I see those
Muslim community, I will be
have them as neighbours.
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