Monthly Archives: January 2015

Anti Vaxxers Choose New Convention Site: Combining with organizations Andrew Bolt supports Climate Change Deniers and others makes economic sense to these wing nuts. Bolt has made a profitable career selling ignorance to the Australian public. After all science has been usurped by the enemies of the modern world.

THE CABIN ANTHRAX, MURPHY, N.C. (CT&P) – A statement released this morning from the Criminally Negligent Parents Association announced that the annual Anti-Vaccination Convention and Voodoo Science Expo will be moved to Petersburg, Kentucky this year. The group was forced … Continue reading

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Interactive: Countries countering ISIL – Al Jazeera English. Australia’s assistance in Iraq doesn’t seem to be as high as Abbott would like us to believe. It explains the silence and media blackout

Interactive: Countries countering ISIL – Al Jazeera English.

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Here we Joh again! ‘Tactical liar’ set to replace Newman as Qld Premier

Here we Joh again! ‘Tactical liar’ set to replace Newman as Qld Premier.

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It’s hot! It’s Queensland! There’s an election! :The story so far… in 2012 an election happened in Queensland. Now another is happening. What’s different? This time, First Dog is there

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America’s billion-dollar mess: How Koch bros are trying to buy a right-wing future: Corporations own governments

America’s billion-dollar mess: How Koch bros are trying to buy a right-wing future.

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Australia under the spotlight in Human Rights Watch World Report 2015. Thankyou Mr Abbott. Andrew Bolt’s solution get rid of the UN and UNHRC. That will fix it.

AUSTRALIA has been named and shamed on a list of the world’s worst human rights offenders — but it’s not just our treatment of indigenous people and asylum seekers that has landed us there. Sharing the dubious honours with the … Continue reading

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Women joining IS militants are dangerous cheerleaders, not victims, according to experts

Western women who join Islamic State militants are driven by the same ideological passion as many male recruits and should be seen as potentially dangerous cheerleaders, not victims, experts said. Western women who join Islamic State militants are driven by … Continue reading

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Iraq’s war within a war: Abbott’s allies apparent massacre of dozens of unarmed villagers by Shia militias is a reminder of the war within a war potentially more dangerous to Iraq than the fight against ISIL. But Abbott wont tell us about the disintergration with ISIL gone..

When one of Iraq’s Shia militia commanders this week declared the province of Diyala “liberated”, few people familiar with the province believed it would be a lasting victory. In a country with a largely Shia south, Kurdish north and Sunni … Continue reading

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World Report 2015: Australia | Human Rights Watch…..Australia

World Report 2015: Australia | Human Rights Watch.

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Israel jails Palestinian girl, 14, for throwing stones

Six hundred Palestinian children were brought before Israeli military judges in 2014 alone, says rights group. Ramallah, West Bank – Ali al-Khatib and his wife, Khawla, waited outside Ofer military prison on the outskirts of Ramallah for hours before they … Continue reading

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The liberation of Mosul will have to wait If Baghdad is willing to wait, the US might help with forces needed to evict ISIL from Mosul. Why is nothing ever mentioned about Australian efforts? Are we there?

About the Author Michael Knights Michael Knights is the Lafer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He specialises in the politics and security of Iraq. He has worked in every Iraqi province and most of the country’s … Continue reading

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TPP the worst Trade Deal in History turns governments over to Corporations and is being fast tracked in secret

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This Scares The Hell Out Of Me. World Leaders Are About To Give Away The Keys To The Internet.

This Scares The Hell Out Of Me. World Leaders Are About To Give Away The Keys To The Internet..

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Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is a Pending Disaster

Republicans who now run Congress say they want to cooperate with President Obama, and point to the administration’s Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven’t heard much … Continue reading

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Sydney siege inquest: Katrina Dawson killed by fragments of police bullets – as it happened: 4 others were hit by police bullets and were lucky to survive. Is this a job well done?

A NSW coroner examines how hostages Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson and gunman Man Haron Monis died in the final, chaotic minutes of December’s siege of the Lindt cafe in Martin Place Some of what we’ve learned today Man Haron … Continue reading

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Newman and Abbott: Parallel lives

  Newman and Abbott: Parallel lives.

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Tony Abbott and the Coalition: stand up for Australian democracy and stop the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership.

For years, there’s been talk of creating a new free trade deal that would span countries bordering the Asia-Pacific, including the US, Canada, New Zealand, as well as several countries in Latin America and Asia. The deal is called the … Continue reading

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Destroy the Joint

The Prime Minister today announced that both Australian of the Year Rosie Batty and former Victorian Police Commissioner Ken Lay are to be on a panel about domestic violence. He also announced that domestic violence would be on the COAG … Continue reading

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Ministers defend PM Tony Abbott in wake of Andrew Bolt’s criticism of Prince Philip knighthood decision – ABC : Murdoch’s men criticize and unite the LNP. His apologists will continue to ask for Credlin’s head.

Ministers defend PM Tony Abbott in wake of Andrew Bolt’s criticism of Prince Philip knighthood decision – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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#Murdoch’s Machiavellian Manoeuvres . . .

After a string of ghoulishly inappropriate tweets it seems the irrepressible Rupert it is at it again. With very own his media empire poised and ready to dedicate swathes of precious air time to his every hashtag, it’s no surprise that … Continue reading

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Murdoch is turning the screws again, this time he has Abbott in his sights. When, Andrew Bolt, Nicky Savva, and Team Murdoch turns on him. you just know he is in trouble, and Team Australia is abandoning him in their droves. Must be driving Brian Loughnane quite mad, having his wife being asked to step down, I wonder who and how many phone calls he is taking these days?

Niki Savva NORMALLY, opposition parties are forced to cope with life in the wilderness. Not now. Today, and for almost 18 months, we have endured, enjoyed or been bewildered by government in the wilderness. More disturbingly, the man in charge, … Continue reading

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Why Rupert Murdoch can’t be stopped The political empire of the News Corp chairman

In late July, Robert Thomson, the suave chief executive of News Corp – the recently separated and financially challenged publishing branch of the Murdoch media empire – announced that Col Allan, the editor-in-chief of Rupert Murdoch’s favourite tabloid, the New … Continue reading

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CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts — RT News

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling found guilty on all counts — RT News.

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CIA Whistleblower ‘Goes Through Proper Channels,’ Sentenced to Prison Anyway: Freedoms Lost

CIA Whistleblower ‘Goes Through Proper Channels,’ Sentenced to Prison Anyway.

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Scott Morrison adopted Rajapaska for LNP political expediency. He was the MP who thought a Hanson like tough approach to Muslims in Australia would benefit the party. The Cronulla riots occurred in his electorate Muslim baiting was seen as an opportunity for Morrison.

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Among the walking dead: Leo Seemanpillai and the Indian refugee camps

Acclaimed author of Sri Lanka’s Secrets Trevor Grant visited refugee camps in India and spoke to residents, including the family of a Tamil asylum-seeker Leo Seemanpillai, who self-immolated in Australia in June last year. LEO’S FAMILY PLEADS TO SEE THEIR SON’S GRAVE IN … Continue reading

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Murdoch is ready to blame Credlin for Abbott’s lack of Political IQ. Howard always knew he was little more than a pit bull and kept him on a short chain. Murdoch remains his apologist simply because he supports the extreme right, it’s drive to privatise, create austerity policies and push ever increasing profit to the 1%.

January 28, 2015 Written by: Rossleigh First Dog On The Moon wrote that Tony Abbott was beyond satire. My immediate thought was it’s a bit like masturbation – if you think it’s impossible to do it to him, he’ll probably … Continue reading

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” Bloody Boat People”

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It’s over. It’s now impossible to satirise Tony Abbott : First Dog, After the Medicare backflips, knightings and comments about working weekends, the prime minister is now an Official Australian Embarrassment

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The asphyxiated politics of the Muslim world : With the prominance of the Right and the dominance of Tyrants worldwide change for the young can only be seen at the end of a gun.

The asphyxiated politics of the Muslim world – Al Jazeera English.

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Is ‘Peshmerga chic’ offensive? When 40 mill people simply want the recognition that even their allys don’t give themeven ‘Pehmerga chic’ is acceptable. However it’s weapons they need.Hey Abbott they’re winning your war without your help.

Is ‘Peshmerga chic’ offensive? – Al Jazeera English.

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Kurds on verge of ‘taking full control’ of Kobane : Yet we give them no recognition. The coalition doesn’t walk with Kurds

Kurds on verge of ‘taking full control’ of Kobane – Al Jazeera English.

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The damage of Global Capitalism

It’s a lot easier for most of us in America to talk about the excesses of global capitalism when we’re still beneficiaries of the system. For billions of people with less geographic luck, capitalism’s excesses directly translate to necessity’s wants. … Continue reading

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Cricket loving anti- Zionist Jew Mike Marqusee has died.

One of our favorite guests, Mike Marqusee died last week. He appeared on This is Hell! six times, reporting on war protests, arguing with Chuck about Bob Dylan, and explaining his complicated views on Zionism, Judaism and his own religious … Continue reading

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Quo vadis, Abbott Agonistes?

Quo vadis, Abbott Agonistes?.

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Hands off our common wealth

January 27, 2015 Written by: Kaye Lee John F Kennedy once said:“Voters chose us because they have confidence in our discernment, when we are in a position that allows us to determine what best serves their interests as a part … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch and the police treat journalists like terrorists : No loyalty when the Corporation is threatened. Murdoch saved his own neck at the expense of his Journalists.

The contempt for journalism has never been greater, both from within and without Journalists must protect their sources. From whistleblowers revealing great secrets to exposés of everyday corruption and incompetence, few will talk if they fear they will lose their … Continue reading

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Legalized Bribery is not only an American concern. It is equally applicable in Australia and we see it in policy decisions of this government.

LAST Thursday, Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York Assembly for the past 20 years, was arrested and charged with mail and wire fraud, extortion and receiving bribes. According to Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor who brought the charges, … Continue reading

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‘We Are Going to Destroy the Greek Oligarchy System’ : Why does this soon to be Greek Treasurer sound so much more intelligent than any Australian politician

http://bcove.me/scxnjgu1 Yanis Varoufakis is tipped to become finance minister of what may become Greece’s leading party after legislative elections Sunday. He tells Britain’s Channel 4 what Syriza will do if it takes power. Channel 4 economics editor Paul Mason asks … Continue reading

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Koch Networks Plan To Spend Almost $1 Billion In 2016 | Crooks and Liars

Koch Networks Plan To Spend Almost $1 Billion In 2016 | Crooks and Liars.

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How Did 80 People Get Half of the World’s Wealth?

Oxfam reports that just 80 people possess the same quantity of wealth as 3.5 billion others. On RT’s Crosstalk, economist Michael Hudson discusses how this happened with Oxfam official Max Lawson and Richard Wellings at London’s Institute for Economic Affairs. … Continue reading

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▶ Hanging the corporate culture of dependency with its own bootstraps. This is Hell! Scott Morrison Corporate Dependancy

▶ Hanging the corporate culture of dependency with its own bootstraps. by This is Hell!.

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Prince Philip ‘extremely deserving’ of Australian knighthood says minister; PM facing continuing backlash from party colleagues

Two Federal Government frontbenchers have defended Prince Philip’s contribution to Australia, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces an internal party backlash over his decision to grant the British royal a knighthood. Mr Abbott’s move, revealed on Australia Day, has both … Continue reading

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Australia Day 2015: Advance Australia Fair?

Australia Day 2015: Advance Australia Fair?.

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Labor MP asks PM Abbott to prove he’s not a British dual citizen: This has become a more than just a question of interest. It’s urgent and significant.

Labor MP asks PM Abbott to prove he’s not a British dual citizen.

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PM Abbott awards imperial bauble to Prince Philip: Time to end the farce

PM Abbott awards imperial bauble to Prince Philip: Time to end the farce.

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Searching for radical democracy in the ruins of capitalism’s economic depravity… This is Hell! It’s something we Australians need to hear as main stream never speaks about it.Listen the Greeks have!!

Searching for radical democracy in the ruins of capitalism’s economic depravity. by This is Hell! on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds.

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“Since a young age, Muslims and Arabs are told not to question authority … However, Islam rejects that idea” Strange the extreme right or left anywhere hates any form of critical thought. However it’s where Tony Abbott has taken us.

On Islam, critical thinking, and why it’s so difficult to speak one’s mind Understand Islam Does condemning the attack on Charlie Hebdo make me less Muslim? No, supporting the freedom of speech of the dead cartoonists, or the Saudi blogger … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott – Worst PM in Australian History. Spends $ 4.3million watching social media but says it’s only “electronic grafitti” and paid no attention.

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Abbott admits he’s wasting 4.3 million taxpayer dollars

January 26, 2015 Written by: Michael Taylor Tony Abbott “continues to make the most astounding, cringe-worthy gaffes that stretch all credulity” writes Jennifer Wilson. This, today from a Prime Minister who spends 4.3 million of taxpayer dollars monitoring social media, … Continue reading

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