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Wednesday, 18 May 2011 11:34
Guests Demand We rearrange the Furniture 
 
Has any previous group of immigrants demanded so much, with the threat that otherwise it will not fit in?

AUSTRALIA’S top Muslim organisation wants taxpayers to finance the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs…

In a submission to a federal inquiry into multiculturalism, the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils said Muslims were forced to live in enclaves near Islamic schools, mosques and halal food outlets.

“The Government should invest in expanding services like halal and kosher meat and food outlets as well as faith-based schools,” it said.

”If the Government and politicians cannot recognise this as essential, it should no longer accuse the Australian Muslim community of intentionally living in enclaves.”

At such a price, is Muslim immigation worth the hassle? 
 
 So Andrew Bolt posted today in his blog. 
 
it got me to thinking and arguing in his comments about his own history. Andrew as I have said before, was a drop baby. His parents had newly arrived in Australia from Holland when he was born giving him an automatic access to Australian citizenship even though his parents were Dutch citizens. The had come to Australia to start a new beginning because Holland in the late fifties was still an economic basket case, even for a teacher.
 
So here we have a "guest" to this country arguing that other guests should not have the same privileges he has had simply because their needs are different to his own.
 
In his comments, I posted a note to ask if he retains a European Passport. That would simply round off the hypocrisy and cement in his bigotry.
 
As a side note, what Andrew seems to have learned, is that if he doesn't moderate the comments, he doesn't have to have any debate taking place.  
 
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:07
 
More Junk
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 06:28

I wrote a few weeks ago an article critical of the way Melbourne blogger Andrew Bolt distorts facts. Well he is at it still. In this mornings blog he posted this:

"Andrew Bolt

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 09:43am
 
The United Nations University’s warning in 2005:

Amid predictions that by 2010 the world will need to cope with as many as 50 million people escaping the effects of creeping environmental deterioration, United Nations University experts say the international community urgently needs to define, recognize and extend support to this new category of ‘refugee’.

Anyone seen those 50 million environmental refugees? Or was this just one more outrageous scare by alarmists who should be held to account?

(Thanks to reader Observer of Wodonga.)"

 In a series of replies I started to list the various events that have occurred this year alone that exceed that number. I am presesently in Pakistan where for the past two weeks I have been all over the country from Hyderabad in Sindh, to Sukkur to Multan and next week after Eid I will be off to Pershawar to look at the projects in KPK as the NorthWest Frontier Province is now known as.

Just looking at the numbers involved, this flood alone has affected more than twenty million people with some 1.8 million houses destroyed by them and 10million still displaced by them and will be for months to come and then the floods in China that affected fifteen million.

But just to tabulate the natural environmental disasters this year alone, the figure of affected people in fact almost exceeds fifty million people.

 International Disaster Number Affected
 Pakistan floods
 20 million
 China floods
 15 million
 West Africa floods
 1 million
 Somalia drought
 15,000
 Ethiopia Floods
 10,000
 Sudan Floods
 50,000
 Madagascar cyclone 3,000
 Southern Africa floods
 500,000
 Morocco floods
 30,000
 Barbados Hurricane Tomas
 5,000
 Belize Hurricane Richard
 10.000
 St Lucia flash floods
 5,000
Jamaica Tropical storm Nicole
 300,000
 Columbia floods and Landslides 35,000
 Floods Bangladesh 150,000
 Floods Thailand
 8.6 million
Floods Sri Lanka
 214,000
Floods Philippines
 100,000
 Vietnam Floods
 200,000
  
For further information on these and other environmental disasters  

 

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The New World Order

Just watching the Jesse Ventura series on Conspiracy Theories and if this particular one is only partly true then there is a need for great concern by all.

If there is a Big Brother watching us and in some ways directing us, it would explain the actions of Bush in the Texas kindergarten when 9/11 occurred and it would offer an explanation why we are at war in Iraq and Afghanistan and why nothing is done about the travesty that is inflicted on Palestine and why Obama has come to office and lost his drive to do the things he offered to do. 

 

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Big Fish in Small Pond

Jon Stewart raised the bar on journalism and what it represents in today's society with his recent joint Rally to Restore Sanity that he held with Stephen Colbert. While being interviewed on the Rachel Maddow program this week, he discusses the false direction that the media had moved towards, that which proposes to amplify a false division in our society while at the same time, avoiding what are the real issues that face us.

The media according to Stewart had created a division between the left and right of politics, the liberal and the conservatives in society as if that matters. While we all possibly profess to maintain one or other point of view and rarely does one hold all of the same views as the next man, the real problem we face is the levels of corruption that this false alarm is designed to obscure, and it works.

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To Prove a Point to a Neophite
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Tuesday, 05 October 2010 08:45

Rasmuncher at work in Lashkar Gar, Helmand province in Afghanistan with his security team.

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The Decline of Moral Standards PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 September 2010 03:58

There is something to be said for the decline in moral standards both in the civilian sense and in the progress that has done to permeate the military. In a recent story published through the Associated Press, it has come to light that troops in Afghanistan have purposefully gone out to murder Afghan civilians with bizarre consequence involving the souveniring of body parts, in some ritualistic reflection of Indian scalps of another era or perhaps more in keeping with contemporary military role models in "Inglourious Basterds".

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Andrew Bolt Doesn't Like the Truth. PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 September 2010 00:21

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In the cut and paste blog he maintains on the Herald Sun newspaper site Andrew Bolt constantly argues against global warming using at best, spurious arguments that simply cherry pick a detail that suits his cause. For instance, in the post Sceptics meets Warmist Scientist on Wednesday the 9th of September 2010, he posts a graph of the UAH Globally Averaged Satellite Based Temperature of the Lower Atmosphere Jan 1979 through to 2010. Notwithstanding that the UAH themself argue the global temperature is rising, Bolt picks a part of the curve for the last few months where it going down with the suggestion that the atmospheric temperature is in fact cooling. Well in the cycle of things it is cooling however as suggested by the heavy black line that I have added to the curve, it is in fact trending upwards while much like the share market the month by month temperatures can rise and fall about it.

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The End of Dollar Hegemony PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 September 2010 00:12

This is a reprint of a speech Congressman Ron Paul delivered to the US House of Representatives on February 15, 2006. With the passage of time, what he predicted then is now in effect. It provides a concise and believable rationale behind the US invasion of Iraq when all other submitted reasons have in turn proved to be falsehoods. Read it for yourself and make up your own mind. 

 

A hundred years ago it was called “dollar diplomacy.” After World War II, and especially after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989, that policy evolved into “dollar hegemony.” But after all these many years of great success, our dollar dominance is coming to an end.

It has been said, rightly, that he who holds the gold makes the rules. In earlier times it was readily accepted that fair and honest trade required an exchange for something of real value.

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The News and the not- so News PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 09:49

In times throughout modern history, public ire is raised on the back of people who are the most vulnerable. During World War Two, Hitler pushed the view that the Jews and the Socialists and the Poles and homosexuals were responsible for the declining standards in pre-War Germany. The ramifications resulted in persecutions and the holocaust and twenty million people across Europe lost their lives in fighting about those issues.

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The Problem with Afghanistan PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 July 2010 02:56

I have worked now for a total of three and half years in Afghanistan with NGO's, the UN and with "for profits", I see the problems as very simple. Development so far is an illusion. Development requires economic as well as political reform and neither are taking place. What is in place is a political system that is largely built around nepotism and political expediency, not for the good of the country but for the good of the power structures in place.

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Planning for War PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 June 2010 02:55

I was reading an article this morning in the Jerusalem Post that describes the rape of young Iranian girls by a member of the notorious Iranian Basiji, the volunteer force that supports the Ayatollah. That got me to thinking about what purpose it was intended to serve, not the violence of the act being reported but the purpose behind the publication of something that is largely unsupported accusations.

“In a shocking and unprecedented interview, directly exposing the inhumanity of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s religious regime in Iran, a serving member of the paramilitary Basiji militia has told this reporter of his role in suppressing opposition street protests in recent weeks.

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