Month: November 2015

China to stake leadership claim on climate change, emissions reduction at Paris UN conference – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

China — the world’s biggest polluter — will use this week’s UN conference in Paris to stake a global leadership claim on climate change.

Source: China to stake leadership claim on climate change, emissions reduction at Paris UN conference – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Today is ‘Don’t Give a Shit Day’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

By Richard O’Brien Today is ‘Don’t Give a Shit Day’ – a national day for not giving a shit about the planet. Today is that one day of the year when all Australians can afford to take their minds of the catastrophic impact of human-induced climate change. Forget this week’s news that global concentration of…

Source: Today is ‘Don’t Give a Shit Day’ – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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About that Price On Carbon We Abolished… It’s About To Get All Hot And Uncomfortable At Paris Climate Talks – New Matilda

The United Nations top climate change bureaucrat has conceded the Paris climate talks will not keep global warming below two degrees, but agreed a price on carbon is the best way to not quite get there. Thom Mitchell reports.

Source: About that Price On Carbon We Abolished… It’s About To Get All Hot And Uncomfortable At Paris Climate Talks – New Matilda

Religious leaders push for release of asylum seeker children before Christmas

A cross-section of Australia’s most prominent Christian leaders is imploring the nation’s politicians to “do the right thing” and release asylum seeker children from detention before Christmas.

Source: Religious leaders push for release of asylum seeker children before Christmas

In Kenyan slum, Pope Francis slams wealthy elite over ‘dreadful injustice’ to poor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pope Francis lashes out at wealthy minorities during his visit to a crowded slum in Kenya’s capital.

Source: In Kenyan slum, Pope Francis slams wealthy elite over ‘dreadful injustice’ to poor – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Carson To Visit Refugees In Jordan

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AMMAN – (CT&P) – Presidential candidate and simpleton Dr. Ben Carson is visiting Jordan today in an attempt boost his foreign policy chops and prove to people he knows where it is, according to a spokesman within the Carson Campaign.

“I find when you have firsthand knowledge of things as opposed to secondhand, thirdhand, or fourteenth hand, it makes a much stronger impression,” Mr. Carson said in an interview before his departure, planned for late Thanksgiving Day on a charter aircraft.

“That’s why I never read any books other than the Bible. You just can’t be sure that anyone who writes something down knows what they are talking about. It’s much better to visit places, force your eyes open with toothpicks, and look around for yourself.”

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In a surprise visit, he plans to go to the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan, where he will visit a veterinary hospital. He is bringing dog biscuits and chew toys to distribute to the puppies.

Although aides to Dr. Carson said that the visit to Jordan was his idea, rumors persist that he was asked to go by the CIA as part of a plan to confuse our enemies in the Middle East.

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“Our intelligence services feel that if Carson roams around the Middle East making incoherent speeches and whispering weird shit about the pyramids, ISIS and other terrorist groups will make the assumption that they have already won and quit trying to kill us,” said Mike Morell, former deputy director of the CIA.

“The idea is, once our enemies see how inept and ignorant our presidential candidates are, they’ll assume we are already on the road to ruin and they’ll redirect their effort to other targets.”

Dr. Carson is expected to wander around aimlessly in the Middle East for a few days before returning to make idiotic statements back here at home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a surprise visit, he plans to go to the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan, where he will visit a clinic and a hospital. He is bringing soccer balls and Beanie Babies to distribute to children.

The anti-Muslim sentiment is sadly familiar for many Australian Jews – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Muslim and Jewish refugees share a similar experience in Australia – you can’t assimilate when you’re constantly being reminded that you’re something other.

Source: The anti-Muslim sentiment is sadly familiar for many Australian Jews – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis | Environment | The Guardian

The fate of 70 million people rests on the Mekong river. With crucial UN climate talks in Paris next week, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway and meets people affected by climate change, dams, deforestation and urbanisation

Source: The Mekong river: stories from the heart of the climate crisis | Environment | The Guardian

Consume more, conserve more: sorry, but we just can’t do both | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

Economic growth is tearing the planet apart, and new research suggests that it can’t be reconciled with sustainability

Source: Consume more, conserve more: sorry, but we just can’t do both | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

One giant step for mental health reform – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This is a brave and enlightened mental health package from the Turnbull Government. Now it must show the same diligence with the implementation.

Source: One giant step for mental health reform – The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Unique sustainable commune for single baby boomers being built on Sunshine Coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Sunshine Coast man is looking for single baby boomers to live on his sustainable farm.

Source: Unique sustainable commune for single baby boomers being built on Sunshine Coast – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump mocks disabled reporter during campaign rally in South Carolina – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Donald Trump is widely criticised for mocking a New York Times reporter’s disability, during a campaign speech in South Carolina.

Source: Donald Trump mocks disabled reporter during campaign rally in South Carolina – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘Matter of death and life’: Espionage in East Timor and Australia’s diplomatic bungle – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

East Timor’s most senior leaders accuse Australia of committing a crime and acting immorally after a spying scandal that rocked the relationship between the two countries.

Source: ‘Matter of death and life’: Espionage in East Timor and Australia’s diplomatic bungle – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“Billionaires Have Basically Bought The Government”: DOZENS Of US Politicians Admit That Money Owns Politics AnonHQ

Politicians are all corrupt; those few who do initially join to “help the people” either soon get corrupted, or are mulched out of the system. None are more corrupt than those who are at the very top of American politics, the so-called “survivors.” The Intercept’s Jon Schwarz …

Source: “Billionaires Have Basically Bought The Government”: DOZENS Of US Politicians Admit That Money Owns Politics AnonHQ

Spreading hate and fear the Murdoch way – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The video below has been going viral and I post it here in the hope that it gets even more of a push along. But first, the background. Nearly one in five British Muslims has some sympathy with those who have fled the UK to fight for IS in Syria, claimed the Sun, despite the…

Source: Spreading hate and fear the Murdoch way – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australian Muslim soldier ‘labelled a security risk’, says he was told he would never be promoted – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A drone pilot who converted to Islam eight months after joining the Army says he faced discrimination, including being told to find another job if he wanted to practise Islam properly.

Source: Australian Muslim soldier ‘labelled a security risk’, says he was told he would never be promoted – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Despicable Asshole Gains Support In Iowa

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DES MOINES – (CT&P) – Presidential candidate and despicable asshole Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is vaulting into the Iowa caucus’ first tier of Republican candidates, a survey released Tuesday suggests.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows despicable asshole Cruz taking 23 percent to pompous ass racist Donald Trump’s 25 percent among likely GOP caucus-goers. Former neurosurgeon, lunatic, and dunce Ben Carson and man-child credit risk Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) stand at 18 percent and 13 percent respectively, with the field’s 10 other asshole candidates all polling at or below 5 percent.

Cruz’s support has risen 13 points since Quinnipiac’s survey of the race last month, mostly at the expense of Dr. Ben Carson, who has steadily lost support nationwide as he continues to make it abundantly clear that he has no idea what the fuck he is doing outside an operating theater.

Cruz, known to his congressional colleagues as “Turd” or “that giant asshole,” has gone full bore Nazi in order to pick up as many evangelical supporters as he can in Iowa and across the United States.

 

However, if he wins the GOP nomination, Cruz will have to do it without the support of his fellow GOP senators, who consider him to be the most despicable asshole who has ever entered politics.

 

“I consider Ted to be a dirty, filthy, despicable asshole,” said Senator John McCain, when asked about Cruz’s character.

“I wouldn’t piss on Ted Cruz if were on fire,” said Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. “He’s a putrid, festering, despicable asshole.”

Many members of the U.S. House of representatives feel the same way about Cruz.

In fact, former Speaker John Boehner once described Cruz as a “moldy, decomposing, rancid, unscrupulous, dishonest, despicable asshole.”

“The man is a walking hemorrhoid,” said Boehner.

Regardless of how his fellow politicians and most of the free world feels about Cruz, it is apparent that the Republican base in Iowa, which is heavily evangelical, thinks he just peachy.

Political pundits postulate that this is because they have been desensitized to despicable assholes after having been exposed to Representative Steve King (R-IA), a 24 karat asshole, for so many years.

 

Downing of Russian jet by Turkey could push us back to ‘darkest hour’ of Cold War: expert

The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet on the Turkey-Syria border is a grave development that could push the world back towards the darkest hour of the Cold War, a foreign policy expert has warned.

Source: Downing of Russian jet by Turkey could push us back to ‘darkest hour’ of Cold War: expert

Turkey Just Downed A Russian Plane – Announcing Itself As An Official Partner Of ISIS? | Collective-Evolution

“It’s my deep belief that any actions to the contrary in order to destroy the legitimate government [of Syria] will create a situation which you can witness now in the other countries of the region or in other regions, for instance in Libya, where all the state institutions are disintegrated. We see a similar situation […]

Source: Turkey Just Downed A Russian Plane – Announcing Itself As An Official Partner Of ISIS? | Collective-Evolution