Tag: John Lord

The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 4) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via The baggage they have lugged from one year to the next means 2020 will be a hard slog (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What sort of democracy are we? We are not allowed to know about the Lambie secret deal or the content of the Taylor emails; nor the circumstances of the secret trial jailing or witness J or the contents of an AFP report about George Christensen; and we are not allowed to know why Pastor Houston isn’t allowed into the White House. Why?

This government takes our right to know what they are doing very lightly.

via George Christensen and other secrets. What do you think? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Impeaching the President: 5 possibilities – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

America may be the most advanced technological nation on earth but its social progress on matters of great moral importance, INCLUDING ITS POLITICS is still fighting its way out of the dark ages when mysticism was rampart. (John Lord)

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The Bill that Australia despised – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

I found it impossible to imagine that the Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a third term a government that has performed so miserably in the first two and has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and corrupt men and women but they did. (John Lord)

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What a ‘balls-up’ of a government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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I am more convinced than ever it is time for churches, pseudo churches and those claiming to be churches paid taxes. Why should secular Australia bankroll, homophobes, frauds, misogynists, child abusers,main chancers and hypocrites ? Let them pass the plate and pay up.

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They are the most consistent government in living memory – » The Australian Independent Media Network

After six years of various prime ministers and treasurers, internal warfare and amateur government, Australia has just recorded its worst financial year since the 1990-91 recession. Josh Frydenberg thinks it’s a sign of a good year in the rose garden. As I said, they are consistently good at being bad. Everything points to another financial year of much the same consistency.

They will place all their faith in an extremist neo-liberal orthodoxy of old monetary policy that might give them a Clayton’s surplus and a recession just to top it off.

My thought for the day

The notion that a few privileged individuals can own the vast majority of a countries wealth and the remainder own little is on any level unsustainable, politically, economically or morally. (John Lord)

They are the most consistent government in living memory – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Finding the root of the problem – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Isn’t it rather ironic that coal and gas are the biggest contributors to climate change and that Australia is the biggest exporter of both? (John Lord)

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Being conned with bullshit – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A thought

The current destruction of the Brazilian rain forests, as alarming as it is might be, or could turn out to be, might just be the catalyst for an event of monumental proportions.

One that might force us into action. The lungs of the earth, as the rain forests are called, as I write are experiencing 7,300 fires and the illegal harvesting of the trees is beyond tally.

Something will have to give sometime.

My thought for the day

On the subject of climate change. Think about this. If we fail to act and disaster results, then massive suffering will have been aggravated by stupidity.

 

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Great Australian political policy stuff-ups (part 2): The Menzies years – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Hidden History of the cost lives LNP (ODT)

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The weight of so much baggage – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australians in their somewhat laconic fashion voted to give arguably the worst government in its history another term in office. Little did they know that it would continue carrying its baggage around with it like lost passengers at a domestic baggage terminal.

When you take a look at the current load of baggage it is carrying you realise that nothing has changed. Their propensity for stuffing things up compares with not being able to find one’s car at the Melbourne airport and then not being able to afford the car parking.

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And the dead are many – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The “why” of it tells me that a long time ago the right to bear arms was given because at the time, lawlessness ran rampart.

It may well have been justified in the early 1800s, however, to justify the need today is to also suggest that law enforcement in the greatest country in the world has made no progress.

The word greatest doesn’t belong here. Nor does vengeance beside it.(John Lord)

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Reforming question time: A few less mouths that roar – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

To those who think they can win a debate by being loud and crass. I say be quiet. To those who think they can win with a perceived superior intellect I say be humble. Discourse requires civility in order to produce reasoned outcomes.( John Lord)

via Reforming question time: A few less mouths that roar – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Serving the people, your ideology, or serving God. What comes first? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Nothing has ever stood in the way of science and technology. Its advancement has been staggering. So why are the conservative political forces so opposed to it? ( John Lord)

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Know your place; we were born to rule (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Invariably when I read about how successful people are, the measure is always the value of their assets. Why is this so?

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Labor lost some skin but it’s still in the game – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

“You cannot possibly believe in democracy if at the same time you think your party is the only one that should ever win.” (John Lord)

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When you put it all together it, does sound a bit suspicious. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

The ability of thinking human beings to blindly embrace what they are being told in any area of scholarship without referring to evaluation and the consideration of scientific fact, truth and reason, never ceases to amaze me. It is tantamount to the rejection of rationale explanation.( John Lord)

via When you put it all together it, does sound a bit suspicious. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

It is better to be informed by the truth than be controlled by lies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

Do you shape the truth for the sake of good impression? On the other hand, do you tell the truth even if it may tear down the view people may have off you? Alternatively, do you simply use the contrivance of omission and create another lie. I can only conclude that there is always pain in truth but there is no harm in it. ( John Lord)

via It is better to be informed by the truth than be controlled by lies – » The Australian Independent Media Network

What is truth, who owns it, and why do Morrison and Trump abuse it? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

My thought for the day

I used to believe that Americans were the only people in the world that believed their own bullshit but we are now their equal. John Lord

via What is truth, who owns it, and why do Morrison and Trump abuse it? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

He’s the Goodes all right – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Andrew Bolt is a journalist and white, but as with Eddie is not that bright.

These last couple of paragraphs do I think reinforce the opinion of David Marr that Bolt is a journalist of little repute. To quote Marr on Bolt read this:

But Bolt’s ugly columns have not cost the Herald Sun much more than a fair dose of embarrassment.

There is in the office of the Editor of the Herald Sun (and dare I say those of other Murdoch newspapers) a four-drawer filing cabinet with a suspension file with a tab and the word “truth” on it. It has not been looked at in many years because it is the newspaper where the truth goes to die.

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Not without controversy: dunderheads disguised as ministers (part 2) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I find it impossible to imagine that the Australian people could be so gullible as to elect for a third term a government that has performed so miserably in the first two and has amongst its members some of the most devious, suspicious and corrupt men and women, but they did.

The aforementioned people exist to make their living as members of the Australian House of Representatives. One would expect to find in such an august chamber only people of the highest calibre and integrity but instead we find a bunch of highly educated self-interested members of the House of Representatives who the Prime Minister thinks are worthy of being in his team.

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Not without controversy: dunderheads disguised as ministers (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Christensen spent 25 per cent of the year in the Philippines making woopee with his girlfriend at the taxpayer’s expense.

Turning to Craig Kelly, he:

” … has been described as a climate sceptic. He was appointed chair of the backbench Environment and Energy Committee, giving advice to Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg. He has previously written that convict arrivals to Australia in the 18th century found the weather warmer than in recent years and has invited climate sceptics from the Institute of Public Affairs to present to the government prior to the Paris Agreement. Kelly has criticised renewable energy, saying that it causes higher electricity bills. He has furthermore stated that this could kill people who are afraid to turn on their heaters.”

And, he:

“… stated on his Facebook page that he would vote with his electorate in the marriage survey. In the conscience votes which sought to amend the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, Kelly voted for all the amendments, none of which passed.”

“In February 2019, after Cardinal George Pell‘s conviction for child sexual abuse, Kelly posted a series of Facebook posts labelling the trial a “grave miscarriage of justice”, and the media a “lynch mob”.”

via Not without controversy: dunderheads disguised as ministers (part 1) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Trying to juggle religion with politics in Australia – » The Australian Independent Media Network

 

 

If as I do, you believe that Jesus was the world’s first socialist then you would find it extremely difficult to accept the Pentecostal/charismatic church’s adoption of conservative political and social values.

In particular its adherence to “prosperity theology“, which links any scripture that suggests that God wants the very best financial success for his followers to you personally.

The Prime Minister will be taking a great risk if he chooses to unite his Christian beliefs with his political philosophy. Australians have never liked “Bible Bashers.”

My thought for the day

When asked as to my belief or otherwise in religion, or indeed my tendency toward a continuous search for truth. I can only say that I am in a perpetual state of observation which is the very basis of science or fact.

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The one that got away (Part one) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I, like many others, are just coming to grips with the stunning victory of the conservative side of politics. While doing so we should keep in perspective that as of this moment it is only around 181,000 votes that separate the two parties.

Hardly a ringing endorsement of the conservative forces.

via The one that got away (Part one) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

John Lord’s Election Diary No. 14: Have you thought about why we are voting? This might help. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via John Lord’s Election Diary No. 14: Have you thought about why we are voting? This might help. – » The Australian Independent Media Network

John Lord’s Election Diary No. 12: “Is there any more”? Cassidy asked – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I thought Shorten was brilliant on Q&A (ODT)

My thought for the day

“I think the PM last night set a world record for words per minute in his interview with Leigh Sales.” Lord

via John Lord’s Election Diary No. 12: “Is there any more”? Cassidy asked – » The Australian Independent Media Network

John Lord’s Election diary No 11: Wake-up, Australia we need to Change the Government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via John Lord’s Election diary No 11: Wake-up, Australia we need to Change the Government – » The Australian Independent Media Network

John Lords Election Diary No 10: No policies so let’s talk about the climate and money – » The Australian Independent Media Network

I invest in my health and don’t regard it as a cost. The cost is what happens if I don’t (ODT)

Think about this. If we fail to act and disaster results, then massive suffering will have been aggravated by stupidity.

The greatest hoax ever perpetrated on societies around the world is that it’s about costs. About which parties policy will cost less. It is not. It is about who has the best policy.

We all incur a cost for the upkeep of our health. Why then should we not be liable for the cost of a healthy planet?

We should first acknowledge that the science tells us that we need at least a 45% or more reduction.

Secondly, we need to ask ourselves what party has the most efficient and effective way of reaching the target.

via John Lords Election Diary No 10: No policies so let’s talk about the climate and money – » The Australian Independent Media Network

John Lord’s Election Diary No 6: Are the baseball bats still behind the front door, at the ready? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via John Lord’s Election Diary No 6: Are the baseball bats still behind the front door, at the ready? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

John Lord’s Election Diary No. 5: The masters of scare. It’s like watching the best of “Yes, Prime Minister” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

via John Lord’s Election Diary No. 5: The masters of scare. It’s like watching the best of “Yes, Prime Minister” – » The Australian Independent Media Network