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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Andrew Bolt's Blog,23/4/18; Hanson, Guns, and Bolt support Israel right to shhot and kill children; Oops! Kelly should have answered those questions; Newspoll; Bolt and his 80 hour week of productivity; Migrants







  Banking royal commission: Regulators should be sacked, Abbott


From the man who can't keep his mouth shut, Abbott's advice is oppose everything my government once stood for


The Abbott government's 2014 budget set in motion $120 million of cuts to ASIC's funding over four years, leading to the loss of more than 200 staff. At the time, the government emphasised a greater role for self-regulation instead of government intervention.
Former ASIC chair Greg Medcraft was vocal in his criticism of the budget cuts and pushing for tougher penalties for misconduct.
In 2016, the Turnbull government restored the funding and boosted the regulator's investigative powers. The Age
 "How many Australians continued to be hit with 'fees for no service' in the two years the government continued to protect the banking industry from a royal commission?" Shorten 
How many would have not suffered the consequences of bad financial advice if Abbott hadn't come in and slashed and burnt ASIC, the ATO and other regulatory bodies that he insured were too understaffed to fulfil their appropriate tasks? Abbott's certainly is a yo-yo when it comes to principles.
The Trickle Down Effect so much supported by Tony Abbott and the not so exceptional case of unregulated Charity benefits
 And a charity given more than $2.5 million in government funds ahead of the 2015 centenary of the Anzac Day landing, gave no money to the veterans’ groups it claimed to support, while spending more than $1 million on television ads and marketing. Department of Veterans Affairs documents obtained by Fairfax show the department continued to finance the Camp Gallipoli Foundation after discovering the charity had attempted to funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars in management fees. A Fairfax investigation in 2016 found the Returned Services League and Legacy never received $900,000 in promised profits from Camp Gallipoli, leading to the charity’s deregistration later that year. (The Briefing)


 Massive manhunt for Waffle House shooting suspect - CNN

The Waffle House shooting suspect thought Taylor Swift was stalking him and showed other signs of delusion
Gunman kills 4 at Waffle House near Nashville

(CNN)A massive manhunt is underway for the gunman accused of killing four people early Sunday at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added 29-year-old Travis Reinking to its "Top 10 Most Wanted" list after he allegedly opened fire at the restaurant in Antioch, southeast of Nashville at 3:19 a.m.
Reinking's alleged motive is unknown and authorities warn that he may still be armed with a rifle and a hand gun.

 Not Black, Not Muslim, Not a member of ANTIFA NOT BOLTWORTHY
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HANSON SHOOTS TO KILL

Pauline Hanson goes to Afghanistan and proves she's a good shot.








Andrew Bolt's Breaking News:
 When no other politician has publicized their abilities to kill Bolt does it for Hanson. He displays her warnings to any Afghanis she might encounter that they are dead. Hanson has openly declared all Muslims are unwanted and not just that don't see politics the way she does. Even in their own country, Hanson's the sheriff.
This war has gone on longer than WW2 and we are losing the battle as we lost Vietnam as we are losing in Syria and as we have been losing wars for the past 75 years. We were cannon fodder once for the Empire in WW1 65,000 were sent to die. We are however winning in Manus, Nauru and lest we forget we won the Frontier wars in colonial Australia. Should anyone Pauline identifies as unwanted in here land she has her gun and Andrew Bolt is definitely behind her.
What Andrew Bolt and Pauline Hanson support is a constitutionally declared Christian Nation as Israel wants a Jewish one and if they could remove those that don't fit.

Snipers ordered to shoot children, Israeli general confirms | The Electronic Intifada


An Israeli general has confirmed that when snipers stationed along Israel’s boundary with Gaza shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.
In a radio interview, Brigadier-General (Reserve) Zvika Fogel describes how a sniper identifies the “small body” of a child and is given authorization to shoot.
Fogel’s statements could be used as evidence of intent if Israeli leaders are ever tried for war crimes at the International Criminal Court.
On Friday, an Israeli sniper shot dead 14-year-old Muhammad Ibrahim Ayyoub.
 How EU pretends not to see Israel’s calculated slaughter in Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

 The US fails to acknowledge Gaza has civilians | The Electronic Intifada

 If you disagree you should lose your rights as an Australian citizen
 Calls for stripping Natalie Portman of Israel Citizenship for criticizing Shooting Palestinian Protesters | Informed Comment
Question how is it Bolt and Hanson do nothing but complain about this country?
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Malcolm Turnbull admits 'political mistake' on bank royal commission
In trying to defend the indefensible, she struggled to cut through with anything that was remotely beneficial to her party’s credibility. If anything, it highlighted what a nasty piece of work they are.
Everything she said, stood in stark contrast to her party’s persistent opposition to it, for so long. Meanwhile, revelations during last week’s hearings that customers were given poor financial advice, were charged fees for no service, that a dead person was charged ongoing fees, that the corporate watchdog was deliberately misled for years, makes us salivate over what might be revealed when things resume next week.
Client theft, more compromised financial advice, financially ruining peoples’ lives; who knows what other surprises are in store.
This government’s actions in cutting funding to a multitude of community services show us only too well, how concerned it is for the welfare of its constituents.

The Minister
 The Hypocrisy is Mind-Blowing - » The Australian Independent Media Network
Her Leader
Malcolm Turnbull admits 'political mistake' on bank royal commission



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Bolt's gobsmacked 2pts the difference in the polls when 4pts is often seen as normal for governments to fall behind. Shorten shouldn't be nervous maybe Andrew Bolt should. His job was to ensure the government remained behind in the polls in fact if News Corp could move Islamophobia from 9% to 30%  with their thousands of negative articles on Islam how is it they haven't been able to do the same with their thousands of articles mocking Turnbull and boosting Abbott? Bolt seems to have been a total  failure in the art of fake negative spin and PR.
 Why should Shorten be nervous? Andrew Bolt and News Corp have had the wind knocked out of their sails nobody seems to be listening to them. Abbott might have to wait around for 6 years after the next election. Heaven help us News Corp will still be boosting him and the prospects of ongoing failure seems stronger than ever.


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Well you know when Bolt is lost for words he writes about the irrelevant past and he tries to remind us just how much he is the centre of things such as Rudd's attention. Having told us that for the past 2 weeks he's proved he's paranoid but not relevant. Bolt has bagged out Lindsay Fox as a fool, in fact, he's bagged out 1000 reputable Australians and called them fools.
 Bolt uses repetition like water torture hoping it will erode disbelief if done over and over. However, it's a lazy man's work shows he's certainly no value for dollar to News Corp.
 In truth, he's been killing time and magpies over the weekend training them out of what they do naturally with some behaviourist Andrew Bolt conversion therapy. He has at least 2 birds eating out of his hand and slowly killing them and eventually their fledglings.
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One might think Bolt's gone all Bolshie on the government calling them a pack of liars. Demanding the nationalization of coal fired generators. All it proves he has no principles and he's not even fighting for a side but to destroy one. Apparently, the Immigrants have stolen the jobs from Aussies or Immigrants have created actually created the jobs and been a boost to our economy the $5 billion boost
Bolt calls bullshit. Bolt talks about the "feeling " of overcrowdedness the feeling of 2 cities Sydney and Melbourne. However, he doesn't talk about the feeling of buoyancy on every main street of every suburb. The businesses that have sprung up and are run by migrants and those they employ.  He tries to convince us that the 270,000 that arrived last year and as if all are on welfare an expense to the nation when less than 10% are assisted, refugees and those, not single mothers do eventually get jobs.
 He and Dutton call for like-minded countries (those with right-wing governments) to take up Austria's hipster Nazi Party's idea redefining the International agreed definition of what it means to be a refugee. They agree that White South African Farmers are in desperate need, with their lives at risk in a hostile nation. Tony Abbott told us 400 white farmers were killed last year alone. When that was found to be bullshit the Conservatives shut up without correction. The tactic being, get the idea out first let others spend their time clawing the truth back. Bolt and 2GB will assist.
 Dutton has been worming his way out of the fact that he like James Molan grabbed their factless ideas from the media like News Corp. If it was in the Daily Telegraph it must be true without any need for fact-checking what's really going on. Molan jumped on Britain First's bandwagon and now even the UK Conservatives have had them jailed in the UK for hate -speech and lies.  Dutton has turned unwittingly to the ideas of the Austrian Hope, not Hate Party otherwise known as Nazism for Hipsters forcing White South African Farmers to become their cause celebre. That's Boomgate Dutton for you. Bolt on occasion touts him as a worthy PM

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Andrew Bolt's Blog,22/4/18; Corporatism is an alliance of Government and Corporations defined by Mussolini = Fascism The IPA Ideal;



Protesters rally outside the banking royal commission hearing.

  Banking royal commission: all you need to know – so far | Australia news | The Guardian


What have we found out so far? We’ve heard evidence of appalling behaviour by Australia’s major banks and financial planners from the past decade, including alleged bribery, forged documents, repeated failure to verify customers’ living expenses before lending them money, and misselling insurance to people who can’t afford it. In this week’s hearings, AMP admitted to lying to regulators, and the Commonwealth Bank admitted some of its financial planners have been charging fees to clients who have died. AMP’s chief executive became the first high profile casualty of the commission announcing he was standing down from the company with immediate effect.

Personal Experience

Jacqueline McDowall

 'Ruthless, careless and irresponsible': readers share their banking nightmares | Australia news | The Guardian

This week, Jacqueline McDowall became the human face of the malpractice of Australia’s financial services industry, as she tearfully recounted the woeful advice she was given by Westpac that cost her her house, and most of her superannuation.

 The unwanted Royal Commission

The banks are copping it right up their fiduciary regulation hole!







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Bolt offers no answers to Kelly O'Dwyer's no explanation why Conservatives along with the rest of the LNP were dead set against this Royal Commission. Why Bolt himself didn't support it. No real comments just an opportunity to blame it on Turnbull. The fact is anybody dealing with a bank has felt ripped off. When they were government run entities the feeling was one of providing service today we are left to feel like livestock being serviced. Bolt is the first to stand up and decree that this much loved free market is the best and cheapest one on offer. Australian bank fees and interest rates remain some of the highest in the world and we guarantee them. However, Andrew Bolt has little or nothing to say on that score.




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Bolt can't offer any advice or commentary on the Conservative position for having resisted this current Royal Commission any more than the moderates in LNP. So having blamed Turnbull for what doing what the public demanded his facetious response is BLAME ABBOTT.
So let's do that:
1) Tony Abbott signed the Paris Accord and set the emissions targets that are now in place. So yes the Conservatives can BLAME ABBOTT. He now wants them scrapped and Coal-Fired Power generators not only upgraded but new ones built and Nationalized against every principle 
Conservatives represent.
2) Tony Abbott three years ago supported our Immigration policies and the raw numbers they represented. He stalled on infrastructure projects and even tried to blackmail Victoria from carrying out their plans. Abbott's do-nothing government set the course for doing yet another 180-degree reverse turn-a-round not on refugees but on Immigration for short-term political gain and to cover up doing zip in government. so yes BLAME ABBOTT
3)Captain Nope Nope Nope refused to upgrade the speed of our Internet system with totally new technology and delivery network. He had us install the Frankenstein MXT monster which is currently incomplete has seen a cost blow-out has taken us from 30th to over 50th in the world behind India and is the biggest lack of service system complained about to the ACCC So yes BLAME ABBOTT.
4) The Marriage Equality Referendum. BLAME ABBOTT
5) Education and Gonski 2 BLAME ABBOTT
6)  The ABF drug cartel BLAME ABBOTT
7) Remember this headline as far back as 2014:

 Abbott government hoses down calls for royal commission into Commonwealth Bank over allegedly dodgy financial advice

So yes
"Just blame the AbbottAbbottAbbott. Much easier." Bolt
Why is it Abbott has such a poor poll rating so much so that 75% of his own party don't want him back and 62% of all voters agree. Those numbers alone send a very loud message telling him to move on. Is it strange he only has the support of party dead wood and not the younger members?





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 Tony Abbott is a good friend of Murdoch Bolt see's no issue in the fact that Murdoch hates Turnbull. In fact, he sees no issue in the fact that Murdoch took the ex-PM to a lunch at an exclusive club in Atlanta and pretended Abbott was "invited". They where sprung taking along a News Corp photographer to do a photo shoot of Abbott shaking hands with the VIPs to be made to look a statesman on the front page of the Daily Telegraph in a one-upmanship game with Turnbull. Murdoch was actively polishing the turd.Andrew Bolt has his back pressed so hard against the wall with nowhere to go the world as he knows it is all left and seems to find little or no Australians on either side of him. Notice Bolt is telling us where the panel stands relative to him he doesn't ask or listen to any of them. The shows rating 500,000 what is Bolt's?

Why is Bolt's post so blurred and mine so clear he's the professional?
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 Everyone has been asking that. But then Bolt isn't a team player. He doesn't really elaborate much on the Conservative position on Banks, does he?

Friday, 20 April 2018

Andrew Bolt's Blog,21/4/18; The Alliance Media, Corporations and Government vs Australia; Australia's Racism. Racist banking systematically locked Indigenous Australia out from the get go. Now a Racist White Australia Immigration policy is back;








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 What happened this week is not a shock, it is capitalism as intended | Greg Jericho | Business | The Guardian

One day perhaps this government will not treat voters like fools, but it seems we shall have to wait a bit longer. But the real problem for the government is not just that they look shifty, or that they are losing airtime in what should be a time when the talk is about their budget. The problem is that the past two weeks have provided ample evidence to show that their foundational belief about how the economy should operate is in complete tatters. Yes, it was a bad week for the government, but it was an even worse one for unfettered capitalism. What we have seen this past fortnight with the banking royal commission and the revelations about the live sheep trade is what happens when so-called free markets operate without, or with no fear of, regulatory control. There is no benevolent invisible hand leading companies to produce optimal outcomes for the economy – merely a hand that drives action towards higher profits at whatever cost.
Capitalism is founded on corporations taking advantage of having more power and information than their workers and customers.
It underpins the fraudulent reasoning for the government’s proposed company tax cut for big businesses. Do you really think these businesses, which have consistently ripped off their own customers, will be using such a tax to reward their workers and customers, or will they use it to reward themselves?
Underpinning the Liberal party’s ethos is that governments need to get out of the way to let businesses thrive.
The problem is in this past two weeks we have seen how they like to thrive.
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  MORE DIRTY RACIST TRICKS & LIES






New special visa could help South African farmers

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Immigration

New special visa could help South African farmers

The Turnbull government is planning a special visa to address a shortfall of thousands of farmers.
If you consider the banks are scammers then LNP reintroduction of preferential visas for White South African Farmers is a return to our shameful racist past. If bankings financial advisors spread bullshit liberally Tony Abbott certainly did as much to spread Liberal Bullshi

  1. Fact check: South African farmer homicides

     

    Former prime minister Tony Abbott says that around 400 white farmers have been murdered in South Africa over the past 12 months. RMIT ABC Fact Check takes a look at the data.


It's Been 177 Days And Only 14 People Have Been Interviewed About The AWU Raid Leaks


What happened to Cash and Transparency




AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin told Senate Estimates in February that investigating the unauthorised disclosure of government information was not a priority, despite the offence carrying a maximum two-year jail term.

 



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If the Libs have lost the voter's confidence imagine what the Conservatives have lost. They more than the moderates did not want a Royal Commission int the corporate finance sector. They can't even bring themselves to mention the Royal Commission. Abbott can't call it Fake News and Bolt can't begin to amplify what has just been revealed. They haven't the balls to do a Trump. Bolt it seems has just gone into distraction gear talking about what people are wearing treating comedy as politically serious and rubbishing women simply because they seem to want to be men. He's doing it in the hope drawing attention away from anything important as systemic upper-class corporate crime. Again not a word on the normal nature of corporate corruption and it's alliance with corporate media and government. The LNP has, in fact, reversed what was once regarded as the best nation in the world for having survived the GFC that others are still suffering from 9 years later. The reasons for the loss of voter confidence is being reflected in the Royal Commission findings today when comparing it with the one Abbott orchestrated into the Trade Unions which came up with nothing systemic.
Maybe some more Royal Commissions will be called for especially those the Conservatives don't want because they seem to be the most revealing.



WHY BAN WHAT THESE ABORIGINES ONCE DID?

CLIMBING ULURU Climbing Uluru will be banned next year. We're told it goes against Aboriginal culture. Yet Marc Hendrickx says Aborigines used to climb the rock, too. A ban now  will rob millions of  a pleasure, and current restrictions have already cost the park 70,000 tourists a year. So how do   local Aborigines expect to earn a living?  

Andrew Bolt wants to avoid addressing the important things that our Capitalist nation is facing at the present moment. That our economic system which he gives pride of place to Capitalism is broken. Broken as a consequence of the Conservative drive to privatise and deregulate. What we have known has now been forced in the open by an unwanted Royal Commission which the right has been resisting for 2 years.This forced investigation has from the get-go revealed the systemic nature of corruption and amorality that has pervaded the finance sector of our society for decades in its chase for profit. Bolt's blog today is one mocking everything but what concerns us all the most it's a pathetic distraction from the realities of crimes committed by our corporate heads. The very nature of the economic system on which we depend systematically has been ripping the nation off. But then Indigenous Australians have known that since invasion day.
Today Bolt trivializes the concern of the traditional owners that millions of tourists are climbing Uluru. Bolt speaks of the cost of 70,000 tourists as being his major concern and as if millions of Indigenous peoples climbed it too basically not listening just mocking their concern. Loss of Tourism doesn't seem however to be of any concern at the loss of 30% of the coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Or the opportunity to insult the Chinese and let them know they are unwanted
Uluru isn't Australia's Cultural heritage unless of course, it's that part of Aboriginal Culture he wants to be Nationalised, appropriated as nothing Indigenous is really worthy of saving in anything other than commercial terms. What Aborigines once did on their land wasn't ever in the millions. 
What Bolt does at home is private and isn't in the millions either. Should a celebrity dickhead tour bring tourists and paparazzi to his front door to view his front yard? I believe Bolt would let out a very public scream an outcry about property rights and privacy.  If business simply wanted to appropriate his place.
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 Alan Moran ex IPA's Catalaxy Files. Yes it is the same Alan Moran the IPA once sacked and TonyAbbott thought once too radical to head his investigation into renewables  Alan Moran dumped by IPA – a lesson for Abbott? - The Australian  
However, nobody is too radical for Bolt if they want to spruik coal. The fact is 65% of our coal-fired plants will be gone, obsolete or out of business by the next decade. The experiment in Clean Coal has been a publicly announced a failure and a waste of $90 mill. So now the renewable energy target which was set by Tony Abbott is now being declared a millstone but not in his name but Turnbull's. It's somewhat like the MXT technology forced on us by Tony Abbott that is now obsolete before it's completion. 
What we see is that LNP governments as far back as John Howard determined to do were privatize everything, as many government-owned utilities as possible on the premise that the free market would drive costs down they didn't and now Bolt is demanding a left turn and State forced buyback. Liddell was given away to AGL and are entitled to do what they want according to Conservative principles. It's a fundamental pillar of the Conservative thought which Bolt needs to now twist. AGL certainly sees a future for Liddel but it's not coal.
AGL bought Liddell for nothing – what will it cost Turnbull ...
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 Bolt turn to Fox News for Michael Barone's comments on what the Democrats are entitled to do legally. Rarely, if not at all, does Fox News turn to or comment on what the President does immorally or illegally because Presidents can't be charged for criminal activities. Why are so many Republicans currently sitting and or simply abandoning the ship as if they are fully aware that they can't win? 43 have announced their retirement from office so far.
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 If only Bolt had the ratings Wilkinson commands. She doesn't need a suit to mask one's true self. Bolt has been hiding behind his entire life as have the directors at AMP and the four banks.
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 These are the issues that concern suits manners and the queen's English. Bolt insists on style over meaning or substance. The Victorian gentleman he is still regarded members of the Arts and those ill-dressed as having little more to say than prostitutes and pimps. For Bolt, the directors at AMP and the Banks are far more genuine and worth listening to.
Bolt has been on about this for weeks trying to claim Mitch a better Comedian than any the ABC have to offer up and you know he's right. But the topic is a little stale and time has moved on Bolt needs to catch up to date with what's going on at the Royal Commission.


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You see it's the fault of the Turnbull Government for allowing the Royal Commission to go ahead. That reminds me of Abbott's quote when NSW Liberals were caught taking bribes from developers. Abbott said it was the "fault of the laws"
Bolt is blaming Turnbull for what well not "fake news" he hasn't the balls to do a Trump. But  he is blaming him for allowing the truth to come out. Somehow Bolt and Markson are pushing the line that governments aren't there for the good of the country only for the good of themselves. But that's why they are so fucked and that's why Abbott was dumped. Did we hear Tony Abbott working hard from the backbench pushing for this Royal Commission which the people wanted?
 


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Andrew Bolt's Blog,20/4/18; Lest we forget Andrew Bolt's Bigoted tirade against Yassmin Richard Flanagan has wiser words;






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 Richard Flanagan: 'Our politics is a dreadful black comedy' – press club speech in full | Australia news | The Guardian


Anzac Day, which is a very important day for my family, was always a day to remember all my father’s mates who didn’t make it home. But it was also a moment to ponder the horror of war more generally. But of late Anzac Day has become enshrouded in cant and entangled in dangerous myth. If this seems overstated ponder the bigoted bile that attended Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s tweet last Anzac Day in which she posted “LEST.WE.FORGET. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine ...)”
I read this as a plea for compassion drawing on the memory of a national trauma.
Most refugees on Manus Island and Nauru are fleeing war, Syria has half a million dead and more than 11 million people exiled internally and externally because of war, and Palestinians, whatever position one takes, suffer greatly from ongoing conflict.
And yet as the attacks on Abdel-Magied showed, some were seeking to transform Anzac Day into a stalking horse for racism, misogyny and anti-Islamic sentiment. For hate, intolerance and bigotry. For all those very forces that create war. The great disrespect to Anzac Day wasn’t the original tweet but the perverted attacks made on it, in, of all things, the name of the dead. Those who think they honour Anzac Day by forgetting contemporary victims of war only serve to make a tragic mockery of all that it should be.

We should, of course, question these things more. We could ask why – if we were actually genuine about remembering patriots who have died for this country – why would we not first spend $100m on a museum honouring the at least 65,000 estimated Indigenous dead who so tragically lost their lives defending their country here in Australia in the frontier wars of the 1800s? Why is there nowhere in Australia telling the stories of the massacres, the dispossession, and the courageous resistance of these patriots?
The figure of 65,000, I should add, is one arrived at by two academics at the University of Queensland and applies only to Indigenous deaths in Queensland. If their methodology is correct, the numbers for the Indigenous fallen nationally must be extraordinarily large.

As one prominent commentator noted, “Individually and collectively, it was sacrifice on a stupendous scale. We should be a nation of memory, not just of memorials, for these are our foundation stories. They should be as important to us as the ride of Paul Revere, or the last stand of King Harold at Hastings, or the incarceration of Nelson Mandela might be to others.”
The commentator was Tony Abbott, announcing the French museum, speaking of the dead of world war one.
And yet how can his argument be said not to also hold for the Indigenous dead? After all, Sir John Monash became a great military leader in spite of considerable prejudice. And so too Pemulwuy and Jundamurra.
Of course, such a reasonable and necessary proposal as a museum for the Indigenous fallen would at first be greeted with ridicule and contempt. Because in the deepest, most fundamental way we are not free of our colonial past. Freedom exists in the shadow of memory. For Australia to find out what freedom means it has to face up to the truth of its past. And it’s time we decided to accept what we are and where we come from, because only in that truth can we finally be free as a people.
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Bolts editorial bemoans the fact that Banks have been stupid enough to admit massive wrong doings  done to hundreds ot thousands of clients dead and alive to the Royal Commission. Without directly so he bemoans the fact that the current government has put them in this invidious position of having to tell the truth. Bolt can't call any of this fake news as much as he would like to. He tries even today to claim that the lack of findings into the Royal Commission into Unions flpped and now the Capitalists News Corp's bread and butter have shot themselves
So in old fashion terms of terms he's set to do some very unsubtle media damage control on their behalf. So forget the fact the fact that "the Capitalists" have kicked an own goal. Forget the fact that if the banks have admitted to  corrupt practises that all sectors of coorporate finance and business also  operate in the same manner as banks and that corruption and criminal practices are in fact institutionalised and have been since Christ threw the dealers out of the temple.
No Bolt changes direction and bemoans the fact that this Royal Commission has given a gift to not the ALP but the Unions and together they will use it for the detriment of Australia. Nothing about the  the systemic detriment capitalists do. 
It seems the public don't have a right don;t have to be angry even if they are only the 10%-15% of the swinging voters. The fact is they are  most likely to be the middle class those that have been ripped off by the banks  and have been for years. They aren't likely to be unionists anyway. They know what the banks have been doing, they have complained and they have watched the LNP refuse to do anything about it and the Conservatives in the LNP the most vocal, Tony Abbott the loudest. Imagine if this Commission encourages and enquiries into all the corporate sectors Insurance, Big Pharma, Construction Accounting etc etc . What will the current government do?After all we are getting  glimpses into live animal export and into  the work for the dole scheme ? Michaelia Cash refusing  to realease the reports of a two year investigation into deaths in the work for the dole scheme. She is telegraphing the model of lack of tranparancy this government prefers
Bolt's banging a very old beware of the unions drum talking about 30 years ago simply to draw attention away from what's being revealed today and I'm sure the ultra conservatives will try to provoke the 8% of Australians in unions to strike and act. I doubt Bolt will be that trigger
But I'm also sure the unions and the public have a better grasp of historical truths that amplify the need for unions. But moreso the need for union representation on corporate boards like Germany to protect consumers and ordinary Australians from the criminal actions being revealed today. Practicle changes are required far more than Bolt's media distraction of traditional muckraking propaganda. 
Yes we had a Royal Commission into the Corruption in the Unions and what actually came out of it were some misuse of petty cash claims about some $13,000. Misuse of credit cards and Tony Abbott's Joan of Arc was found to be an imbezzeler informer turning out to be a complete liar to save her arse. I'm afraid Bolt's trying to piss on a bush fire and he's doing in a color and tie




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African Gangs Makes Melburnians Afraid To Go Out,…

Now, I know that I'm meant to write satire but sometimes I…
 “This type of behaviour can attract penalties which include jail time. That’s how serious these things are.” Scott Morrison

" I can’t imagine any Liberal politician telling us that maybe, just maybe, a car theft could attract a penalty. You know, it might. And that penalty could include jail time. So, shucks, guys, you really shouldn’t be doing that sort of thing. I mean it’s that serious. So please don’t do it again, hey? Of course, it’s not like AMP and some of the banks were actually taking your car for a joy ride. Nah, they were just giving some people advice that led to them losing their home." Rossleigh
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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Andrew Bolt's bBolg,19/4/18; Why are clowns always sad losers? Richard Flanagan Booker Prize Winner answers Andrew Bolt's bigotry and ond facing up to the ANZAC myth;;






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Well If Bolt remembers a circus and clowns he'd best look in the mirror because that's is exactly what he is.This Post about Rudd 10 years ago in 2008 started as a blog turned into a column which became an editorial about Rudd and no doubt radio commentary and has wound up back here where it began. Well like a circus Bolt goes round and round and round again and again and again for nothing much better than to show and bag an old video clip in which he calls those gathered fools, Lindsy Fox Lachlan Murdoch Gerard Henderson Bolt insists are Australian clowns. Cate Blanchett another, Waleed Aly and Miranda Devine over who he obsesses over were all onboard a ship of fools.
These are people who Australians identify with. Productive Australians unlike Andrew Bolt  who pay more in taxes than he probably ever earned and who brought revenue to this country which helped make our GDP grow People like Andrew Forrester in mining and Yassmin Abdel Magied an engineer who in the 8 years since she graduated achieved more in terms of wealth for Australia at 29 than Andrew Bolt has in his entire 59 years. Andrew Bolt a nobody a professional whinger who has never got down and dirty was left out and this ring of sour grapes are all he can offer.
Now the world or Australia didn't laugh at this circus and Bolt fails to mention it saved Australia from the GFC. Wayne Swann was there and all Bolt can do is wring his hands and bemoan what the rest of the planet actually admired. But then another circus came to town the one Bolt was a part of the one he was invited to and it was the actual, the real ship of clowns but while Australia wasn't laughing the world was and it was 2013.
 Bolt was beside himself he had the ear of an Australian PM Tony Abbott was his mate. But what we heard was Bolt going round and round promising the country Abbott would change again and again and again Bolt told us Abbott's said sorry. That he got the message and he would change. How many times did we see that repetitive promise which wound up mixed with the bloodied sawdust floor of that three ringed act? Peter Slipper, Bronwyn Bishop, Joe Hockey and others went with the world chortling and Bolt reduced to an embarrassed silence. Andrew Bolt simply stopped telling and selling us that BS that Abbott would change. Yes, Bolt knows about circuses he was part of Australia's biggest one when he had a PM's ear for a moment. One of the shortest moments in Australia's history at a record-breaking time when nothing was done.

 Bolt was beside himself he had the ear of an Australian PM Tony Abbott was his mate. But what we heard was Bolt going round and round promising the country Abbott would change again and again and again Bolt told us Abbott's said sorry. That he got the message and he would change. How many times did we see that repetitive promise which wound up mixed with the bloodied sawdust floor of that three ringed act? Peter Slipper, Bronwyn Bishop, Joe Hockey and others went with the world chortling and Bolt reduced to an embarrassed silence. Andrew Bolt simply stopped telling and selling us that BS that Abbott would change. Yes, Bolt knows about circuses he was part of Australia's biggest one when he had a PM's ear for a moment. One of the shortest moments in Australia's history at a record-breaking time when nothing was done.

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Bolt claimed Rudd went off like a threepenny banger in a milk bottle well he had nothing on McCrann News Corp's whizz-bang Economist, not a word of fact just all sarks which Bolt claims shows diminished IQ except in McCrann. Why because Credlin Murdoch's hope to turn Sky into Fox News has been criticized for her lack journalistic authenticity. Without any revelation of what she said to little Josh F, she came out and told the world she fixed things.
How Ingram and Hannity of her telling us she still pulls the strings behind those closed doors and for anyone to point that out is hate out of control. Where are Nikki Miranda and Paul? 

 Richard Flanagan: 'Our politics is a dreadful black comedy' – press club speech in full | Australia news | The Guardian




Richard Flanagan


I told a friend the other day I was to be speaking here in Canberra today and she told me a joke. A man is doubled over at the front of Parliament House throwing up. A stranger comes up and puts an arm around the vomiting man. I know how you feel, the stranger says.
It’s not a bad joke. But it felt familiar. I went searching my book shelves, and finally found a variation of it in Milan Kundera’s The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, set in communist Czechoslovakia in the dark years after the Prague Spring. In Kundera’s version the two men are standing in Wenceslas Square. RF
Yugoslavs were a well-educated, cultured people. But the system, like that of the Czechs, lost its legitimacy after Tito’s death in the mid 80s. A credit crisis became a full blown economic and then political crisis. Opportunistic politicians, devoid of solutions to the nation’s problems, instead pitched neighbour against neighbour. And suddenly nothing held. 
I witnessed a country slide into inexplicable nationalisms and ethnic hatreds, and in the space of a very short time, into genocidal madness.
It made me realise at a young age that the veneer of civilised societies is very thin, a fragile thing that once broken brings forth monsters. 
Dying for and Inglorious Empire

 The growing state-funded cult of Anzac will see $1.1bn spent by the Australian government on war memorials between 2014 and 2028. Those who lost their lives deserve honour – I know from my father’s experience how meaningful that can be. But when veterans struggle for recognition and support for war-related suffering, you begin to wonder what justifies this expense, this growing militarisation of national memory or, to be more precise, a forgetting of anything other than an official version of war as the official version of our country’s history, establishing dying in other people’s wars as our foundation story.
  Lest we forget we will all chant next week, as we have all chanted for a century now. And yet it is as if all that chanting only ensures we remember nothing. If we remembered would we 100 years later still allow our young men to be sent off to kill or be killed in distant conflicts defending yet again not our country, but another distant empire, as we have in Iraq and Afghanistan?
If all that chanting simply reinforces such forgetting, then what hope have we now in negotiating some independent, safe path for our country between the growing tension of another dying empire, the American, and the rising new empire of the Chinese? Because instead of learning from the tragedies of our past, we are ensuring that we will learn nothing. 
 But of late Anzac Day has become enshrouded in cant and entangled in dangerous myth. If this seems overstated ponder the bigoted bile that attended Yassmin Abdel-Magied’s tweet last Anzac Day in which she posted “LEST.WE.FORGET. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine ...)”
I read this as a plea for compassion drawing on the memory of a national trauma.
Most refugees on Manus Island and Nauru are fleeing war, Syria has half a million dead and more than 11 million people exiled internally and externally because of war, and Palestinians, whatever position one takes, suffer greatly from ongoing conflict.

And yet as the attacks on Abdel-Magied showed, some were seeking to transform Anzac Day into a stalking horse for racism, misogyny and anti-Islamic sentiment. For hate, intolerance and bigotry. For all those very forces that create war. The great disrespect to Anzac Day wasn’t the original tweet but the perverted attacks made on it, in, of all things, the name of the dead. Those who think they honour Anzac Day by forgetting contemporary victims of war only serve to make a tragic mockery of all that it should be.

Freedom means Australia facing up to the truth of its past

We should, of course, question these things more. We could ask why – if we were actually genuine about remembering patriots who have died for this country – why would we not first spend $100m on a museum honouring the at least 65,000 estimated Indigenous dead who so tragically lost their lives defending their country here in Australia in the frontier wars of the 1800s? Why is there nowhere in Australia telling the stories of the massacres, the dispossession, and the courageous resistance of these patriots?
The figure of 65,000, I should add, is one arrived at by two academics at the University of Queensland and applies only to Indigenous deaths in Queensland. If their methodology is correct, the numbers for the Indigenous fallen nationally must be extraordinarily large.

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As one prominent commentator noted, “Individually and collectively, it was sacrifice on a stupendous scale. We should be a nation of memory, not just of memorials, for these are our foundation stories. They should be as important to us as the ride of Paul Revere, or the last stand of King Harold at Hastings, or the incarceration of Nelson Mandela might be to others.”
The commentator was Tony Abbott, announcing the French museum, speaking of the dead of world war one.
And yet how can his argument be said not to also hold for the Indigenous dead? After all, Sir John Monash became a great military leader in spite of considerable prejudice. And so too Pemulwuy and Jundamurra. 
Read it all here'Our politics is a dreadful black comedy' – press club speech in full | Australia news | The Guardian

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"China’s ambassador to Australia has warned that the relationship between the two countries has been marred by “systematic, irresponsible and negative remarks” about China, and trading ties could be damaged if the situation is not repaired."

Given the Chinese aren't getting this constant baiting from anyone other than News Corp and the likes of Andrew Bolt it would seem Bolt wants them to hit our economy in much the same way he encourages a Muslim domestic pushback in Australia so he can yell "terrorism". So much effort on the part of Bolt is barking at the those he wants to provoke and cause electoral confusion for Tony to use and call for Team Australia to rise to the occasion. On any other day, it's called sledging anti-Australian unless you want to disrupt.  Bolt's waiting to jump out of his box and yell "I told you so" at the sight of any reaction. " A worry as China gets touchier:"Bolt So childish. 



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When you have a rash you don't just scratch it and it goes away which Bolt is claiming. You go to the doctor to see what the underlying cause is, find the Aetiology of the problem. In this case, it's the political stagnation set by the examples of the LNP federal government blocking infrastructure progress for decades and still blocking it now for little more than short-term political gain. Melbourne and Sydney aren't Australia, however, the congestion felt in Melbourne is due to the actions like Abbott's blackmailing Victoria and withholding $3billion dollars in order to influence an election. The money is still withheld. It's due to wasted spending on pork barrelling to influence electors in marginal seats while not addressing the larger picture. Immigration isn't the problem LNP politics and mismanagement is Abbott Joyce etc are practitioners of spending for politics and not for the country. One only has to look at any high st in Australia to see the boon immigration has done and is doing for this country.  Are there hidden costs to high immigration?
Bolt's answer to HIV a new disease was police Homosexuality then needle users then than. Bolt's answer to congestion in a room overcrowded with doctors is to throw the migrants out the Indians, Chinese the coloureds first to suddenly find there are no doctors no High St shopping centres higher unemployment and less young to look after the ever increasing aged. All due to the lack of future planning. Bolt's wants a plan to go backwards. Social engineering is an impossibility in today's careerist political climate made up largely of lawyers prepared only for debating over lunch

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