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ATO moves on accounts

bank2The days of “Suisse Bank” accounts are over?

You can bet that airline seats to Switzerland and other offshore tax havens are fully booked as the ATO begins their move to snare tax evaders. Severely frightened by prior news more than 5,600 nervous foreign account holders have rushed to confess their banking sins.

Those who go to clean out their offshore accounts, imagining that the ATO doesn’t already know, might have to spend all but $10,000, the legal amount to carry through customs, wherever that account resides. Those with large sums could be away spending up big for a very long time. And that won’t be the end of it.

This online advise and assurances maybe dangerous: “Apply online for an untraceable Anonymous Numbered Bank Account with ATM Debit Card and Internet Banking Access – NO Name, No References, NO ID Copy Necessary, No Visit, No Hassles.” Much like rolling a dice stacked by the ATO?

The Australian explains more: [Read more & Comments]

Miranda Devine is spot on

Miranda Devine writing in the Daily Telegraph puts the Abbott debacle into perspective and all left wingers could, if they allowed reality to prevail, learn a thing or two of how things really work as opposed to leaps of fantasy spread by adolescent journalists acting under orders and the requisite bias.

The hateful “Abbott bashers” have ignored one very simple matter. Abbott was overwhelmingly elected to office to replace the worst and most destructive Labor government in Australian political history. Most of those voters, despite Abbott’s shortcomings, will not return to those days and be put in the careless hands of Bill Shorten. [Read more & Comments]

phoenixAbbott: don’t count him out yet

Suspense is at fever pitch, stirred up by the Fairfax leftist children who blindly follow the socialist agendas of their lickspittle editors who march in lockstep with their ABC comrades. One thing is certain in this Abbott beat-up is that if Malcolm Turnbull becomes leader, the Coalition will become history. Voter backlash will guarantee that!

“Tony Abbott’s supporters will claim today’s poll as proof that there is life in his prime ministership yet. Only a superficial reading can support this conclusion. In truth, it shows that it is already dead. The surface reading of the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll is that the key trends are all moving in Abbott’s favour. The Coalition’s vote is up and Labor’s is down. Tony Abbott’s approval rating is up and Bill Shorten’s is down. Therefore, the Abbott advocates will argue, the voters are giving Abbott another chance and so should the Liberal Party caucus.” [Read more & Comments]

Freedom

freedom1Losing freedoms
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Jack London

Freedom is the raw material of democracy. Democracy and freedom are twins. Twins who cannot live without the other.

But freedom is never lost in one evil moment. It is taken inch by inch by government action. Little slice by little slice.

No ordinary person steals liberty from another. Only the government does that. Only the government takes away freedoms. When an individual takes away another’s freedom, this is called a crime and the government will punish him for it. Taking away freedom is a government monopoly. [Read more & Comments]

turnbullNova v Turnbull

Jo Nova is the gutsy, good humoured, and above all, the expert on the global warming scam.

She trounces and buries the disgraceful ‘science’ of organisations like the Bureau of Meteorology, and dingbats like Michael Mann of “hockey stick” infamy.

She only dabbles in politics when it matters. And the greatest scam in the history of mankind is exactly that to her.

Many people have a clear recollection that Mr. Turnbull wrote this in his blog five years ago.

Many Liberals are rightly dismayed that on this vital issue of climate change we are not simply without a policy, without any prospect of having a credible policy but we are now without integrity. We have given our opponents the irrefutable, undeniable evidence that we cannot be trusted.

Not that anyone would doubt it, but I will be voting for the ETS legislation when it returns in February and if my colleagues have any sense they will do so as well

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frackingFracking: safe or dangerous?

Western Australia is the next battlefield for the anti-fracking groups. NSW already has some success in having some licences suspended and even revoked. A drive through NSW and Queensland reveals property after property with “no coal seam gas” and “Locked Gate” signs to stop mostly foreign companies from entering their land and drilling anywhere they choose.

If the farmers of our nation, the ones who have worked the land for generations will forego riches in such tough times, they must have good reason. The trouble with determining whether fracking is safe or not is that experts from both sides mount plausible arguments. This, excerpt from The Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center concurs: [Read more & Comments]

Climate hot air

Screen shot 2015-02-28 at 4.16.15 PMThe smoke and mirrors of climate change

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preamble by the unqualified Chaucer

As the year 2015 begins, so does a massive assault upon the populace to prove once and for all that the planet is virtually stuffed and we are all going to fry like bacon in a  barbecue conflagration. But, are “they” right, who are “they” and do “they” have a conflict of interest—like keeping their jobs, for one example!

This year promises to be the big daddy of them all for hearts and minds, a Herculean effort in propaganda to assert unquestionable proof to support The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris from  November 30 to December 11, 2015.  Why would they work so hard considering that “all the science is in”—no debate required—the deniers should go home and feed the squirrel in the 2-watt dynamo cage.

There is no question that “warmists” seem to have the upper hand at present. The US government agrees that there is climate change, as does many other countries including Australia. This we know because Tony Abbott has not abolished all funding for that cause. There is however, a huge difference between global warming and climate change. It depends on your bias and who precisely will make a fortune flogging useless crap under government edict to obedient dopes. [Read more & Comments]