Trump vs Turnbull
Turnbull gives a speech after Trump’s win and says to Australia“don’t panic”; Frydenburg called Trump a “dropkick”; Bishop said before the election that Trump threatens Australia’s interests and the leader of the Opposition calls Trump “Barking Mad”
There’s payback due there and I can’t understand why Australia is upset at Trump giving Turnbull a hard time.
He deserves it. We deserve it.
What benefit does the US get from taking in our 1250 country shopper problems?. None that I can see particularly after Trump’s pause on accepting people from the same area that the 1250 come from.
If he takes them he is backing down on one of his election promises and, after all, the entire deal was set up by Turnbull and Obama during OBama’s lame duck days.
Talk about leaving a land mine for your replacement.
All this hassle over a bunch of country shoppers from the Middle East paying tens of thousands of dollars for a seat in a boat to take them to Centrelink.
They are simply not worth the diplomatic damage.
A deal will eventually be stitched up but I’m with Trump on this one.
At the Innauguration….Trump supporter Brighde Staatz, from The Gap in Brisbane is posing for photos with her husband, former US baseball player Justin Staatz, and their 18-month-old son Mason.
I am a Trump fan, I agree with a lot of his policies and I don’t like Obamacare”
Well, it appears that her health insurance premiums have skyrocketed under Obamacare.
For my family of three I pay $1500 a month and that’s absurd in my opinion. Ordinary Americans can’t afford that.
Only a socialist would think that’s reasonable.
From Cameron Stewart in The Australian (hard copy only)
Obama has commuted Bradley Manning’s sentence for treason and that says all you need to know about Obama.
In 2013, Manning – a former intelligence analyst in Iraq – was given a 35-year prison sentence after a military court conviction of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. The case ranked as the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history.
Bradley, AKA Chelsea is a seriously weird traitor and I hope that Trump can reverse the commutation and put him/her back behind bars.
The whole episode has made a mockery of the Defence and Intelligence people who, while they try and defend the country, their leader tries to bring it down.
Scientists hail climate change and evolution, at a stretch
Australia’s wild parrots, which are increasingly being exposed to some of the world’s highest temperatures, have evolved to grow longer wings to cope with the extra heat.
What extra heat?
Scientists at the University of Notre Dame Australia have found that the wings of ringneck parrots, which live in Western Australia, have grown by 4-5mm over the past 45 years.
Researchers claim the adaptation means the birds, commonly called 28s after their whistled “twen-ty-eight” call, have adapted so they can shed more heat when they fly.
These parrots have a life span of up to 50 years and commonly live 20 to 30 years thus they have supposedly evolved over one generation.
Darwin would be amused.
ACT van bomb
The Australian Christian Lobby is at odds with police over a car- bomb that has shaken the advocacy group and damaged its Canberra headquarters, declaring that claims the blast was not politically, religiously or ideologically motivated do not add up.
I thought the Police were a bit quick to say that the fact the van exploded outside the ACL offices was simply a coincidence.
Surrounded by shattered glass, ash and burnt rubber, ACL managing director Lyle Shelton described the scene as a bomb site and said the “deliberate” targeting of his organisation came on the back of death and violence threats by anonymous callers and “well-known gay activists”.
Time will tell of course but I wonder whether the police have been a bit quick to make that assessment based on the words of a man who had just undergone a traumatic explosion and could be seen as confused and not necessarily a reliable witness.
If so, why. What is the police agenda?
One of Australia’s premier sporting venues is considering generating its own baseload power, amid skyrocketing electricity prices and fears of further widespread blackouts.
Wonder where it is?
Obviously it will be in a ALP/Greens controlled state totally dedicated to running down the power grid in a move to deindustrialize the state.
Yep. You guessed it. South Australia.
The Australian understands energy issues were discussed at a meeting of Adelaide Oval’s eight-member Stadium Management Authority board, chaired by former premier John Olsen, last week.
Well yes, a responsible board would have to consider their own power source. A night power loss would make the evacuation of tens of thousands of cricket fans a nightmare.
ALP/Greens, a movement that just keeps on stuffing up the country.
We’re going down the gurgler
Victorian Equality Minister Martin Foley (pictured above) says the government’s responsibility is to keep people safe, including the LGBTI community.Yes, a Minister in an elected government in a first world country actually think this is important. The same government closes down coal power generation thus following the Greens/Left Wing plan of driving manufacturing out of the state. Over in South Australia the Greens/Left Wing deindustrialization plan is well advanced as their dependence on wind and solar has virtually brought the state to an industrial standstill. Ore processing plants are tallying up the costs of molten metal cooled in their plants as power blackouts stop the process. An overseas think tank on oil and gas investment releases a timely report on our fall from grace. Southeastern Australian states, already facing a looming energy supply crisis, are among some of the least attractive for oil and gas investment and are ranked worse than some of the world’s most dangerous countries, according to an annual survey published by a Canadian think tank.
Victoria has fallen from Australia’s most attractive destination for investment in 2011 to its second worst, while Queensland has also recorded the largest drop in any jurisdiction in Oceania.Over in the US, Andrew Liveris, Trump’s nominee to head the Manufacturing Council nominates tax cuts, cheap energy, elimination of red tape, worker reskilling and integrated supply chains as the keys to reviving US manufacturing and jobs. In Victoria and SA the ALP are busy closing down cheap power sources and telling me I should refer to my wife as “hir” as they roll around the floor laughing at how dumb Trump is. The irony…it hurts.
Alas, the greatest threat to free speech remains: the commission itself. It houses a cabal of human rights fantasists who aim to override the law in the name of a self-defined greater good. But don’t blame them; blame the governments too weak to rub them out. The commission undermines the authority of governments and courts that would give short shrift to much of what the commissioners regard as their meal ticket.The Commission undermines two pillars of western democracy, the Executive and the Judiciary and yet Turnbull talks of an inquiry. In 2014 Abbott mooted an amendment and then dropped it in the face of the ALP/Greens intransigence in the Senate. The matter has been debated in the public arena ad nauseum since the mid 90s and the only people wanting it to stay are the permanently offended, their supporters, the legal profession who gain financial advantage from the poor darlings and the Human Rights Commission itself. None of whom should count in the debate The rest of the country, the majority, are sick to death of the whole matter. We don’t need an inquiry, we need it thrown out. Now! Today!