Who would have believed that the stupid little shit that egged Senator Anning, a cowardly squish from behind mind you, would make news even for the Washington Post? Although, being a Trump hating Leftie publication it is fitting to attack a right wing politician like Anning who speaks his mind in the fashion of Trump.We now learn that all eggings are not equal, especially when it comes to punishment for assault—which egging is. Anning’s egger Will Connolly was not charged. In the UK A Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling “respect the vote” has just been jailed for 28 days. John Murphy, 31, admitted attacking the Labour leader with an egg following the MP’s visit to a mosque in his Islington North constituency on 3 March. The Irish now hold fame for Leprechauns and egging—Connolly and Murphy. [continue reading…]
Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces an election next month, was by Mr Trump’s side as he signed the proclamation.
Syria said Mr Trump’s decision was “a blatant attack on its sovereignty”.
Israel annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, in a move that is not recognised internationally.
A spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he was “clear that the status of Golan has not changed”. [continue reading…]
It pays to be a ‘shock jock’. Macquarie Media took their time to arrive at the inevitable—Alan Jones is a huge meal ticket. Like him or not does not change the matter of Jones’ media power. His breakfast show attracts more listeners that any other in Australia. He is not always right but he does take up issues for battlers which usually commands political attention. The equation is rather simple, advertisers want bang for their buck and Jones delivers. Simples! Nick Tabakoff covers the details in The Australian.
Radio’s $4.5-million-a-year man, Alan Jones, is a giant step closer to renewing his lucrative Macquarie Media contract, with the radio network’s two biggest shareholders, Nine and adman John “Singo” Singleton, finally on the same page about getting the deal done. Diary is reliably informed the Nine board, led by chairman Peter Costello, has decided enough is enough, and started a concerted push to make sure Jones signs on the dotted line. [continue reading…]
Don’t trust academics
Bella d’Abrera writing in The Australian shines a light on universities and the academics such places incubate. Unfortunately, our learning institutions don’t teach two elements vital to a progressive society—how to think and common sense. Fortunately for them, most shoes no longer have shoelaces.
Last month the University of Sydney sacked a lecturer in politics who showed his class a swastika superimposed over the flag of Israel. Last week another University of Sydney academic, English lecturer Nick Riemer, had published in The Sydney Morning Herald an article that succeeded in being offensive, insensitive and hypocritical. Riemer managed to display publicly the deep sickness that pervades so many parts of our universities. [continue reading…]
Laws to stop rabid activists
A herd of wild mongrels stormed a Millmerran cattle property without permission as in the image. Unfortunately the news of trespass does not include culling such ferals and associated vermin. It has taken far too long for government to put a stop to this kind of invasion of property and privacy at the hands of animal welfare activists. An effective cure might be to cut all government assistance from any mongrel caught trespassing as a start.
The Federal Agriculture Minister and cattle industry leaders say police need greater powers to stop animal rights activists from trespassing on farms, after more than 100 activists stormed a feedlot in Southern Queensland over the weekend. The activists arrived en masse at the Lemontree Feedlot near Millmerran, west of Toowoomba on Saturday, and walked onto the land despite the property owner’s objections, taking photos and drone vision of cattle. In video and images of the event shared by Brisbane Animal Save and Animal Liberation Photography, the activists are shown climbing through a fence and overwhelming the farmer. [continue reading…]
Every week brings a new climate discovery. This week it is an under glacier body of water that COULD raise current sea levels by seven metres. As is always the case, everything is predicated on so many variations that could or might or is conceivable. Well, if the moon turned blue it might not be pale yellow or blood red. While you’re wait for that to happen call in a builder to raise your house at least seven metres, or more if the next warning comes with a new discovery.
Scientists using seismic testing at the largest glacier in east Antarctica find massive subglacial lakes beneath its surface — which they say radically alters estimates on predicted sea level rise. A team of international researchers from the Australian Antarctic Program have this week returned from a 160-day expedition at the Totten Glacier, located near Casey Station — about 3,431 kilometres (2,132 miles) from Hobart. [continue reading…]
It is a time of great sadness in the United States and President Trump has responded magnificently. He has announced a four billion dollar grant for expanded asylums and psychiatric help in response to the anguish. “They are our fellow Americans and we must help them. No storm lasts forever.”
Someone on social media called it a “hopeless” title.
The producer I’ll wrestled with the name for some time. Too dramatic, he wondered? Too dark? In the end he went with it because he believes it is true that Seattle is dying. Rotting from within.
This is the third of a trilogy and knowing that gives background to the video and helps to place it. [continue reading…]
Nearly one million families have a single parent at home, approximately 80% are single mums. Given that many families have more than one child it means that over one million of our children don’t have a dad at home. The general conclusion from a large body of data is that children from single-parent families overall fare less well than children from intact two-parent families. Studies have shown that children in single-parent families are apt to have more health problems, poorer social and motor development and more academic problems, and higher probability of both internalising and externalising problems. Indeed, there is some evidence that children from single-parent homes continue to experience academic and social adjustment problems long into life. Seems to describe Obama, right? Apparently not so. He is too masculine, says a prominent feminist.
Sheriff David Clarke leads off [continue reading…]
In 2013 Queensland naturalist John Young reckoned he had rediscovered the Night Parrot which was first discovered in 1845. A very rare bird indeed as it was rarely seen for the next 170 years. Young’s amazing ‘rediscovery’ was even more secretive than the elusive Night Parrot because his presentation was also shrouded in secrecy by invitation-only viewing, and the Queensland government was never told the location of the parrot. It seems that Mr Young was a bullshitter at best. Varying dates not matching are confusing.
The 2017 re-discovery of the night parrot in South Australia is being disputed. An Australian conservation group has been forced to retract published research on the discovery of an endangered bird. In 2017, ecologist John Young claimed to have found traces of the night parrot, one of the world’s rarest birds, in the state of South Australia. His findings were published by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). [continue reading…]