Sunday 9th of August 2020

scud missiles in eden-monaro…

scumscuds   For the ones who are too young to remember, Scud missiles were Saddam’s attack system that were powerful enough but direction-lacking. These missiles were an upgrade of the Soviet made Scud to achieve a longer range. The weapons were widely used by the Iraqi Army during the Iran–Iraq War and the Gulf War of 1991. 



Most newspapers and other media derided these weapons, as to even nickname one of our most famous tennis player “the Scud” (Philippousis) for having no accuracy whatsoever to his powerful serve… 

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, thought he’d hit the jackpot by announcing just a few days before the by-election in Eden-Monaro that he would spend 270 billions (or whatever stupid insane amount) of our own cash to buy missiles to defend Australia against “unnamed” enemies — probably the Chinese — and we would not have been surprised to learn he parodied the slanted eyes in private by pulling the side of his round eyes to turn them asiatic, while happily-clappily praying to Noah’s god.

Hopefully, though with still a few votes to count, Labor has won the seat of Eden-Monaro after a hard fought campaign. The number of dirty tricks from the other side did not shift as many votes towards the Liberals* (Conservatives), who had lost their friends, the Nationals, possibly due to the woeful policies of Scummo (Scott Morrison) before, during and after some of the most devastating bushfires in Australia. 

Barilaro, the deputy leader of the NSW CONservative — a National himself and a pain in the butt (or a loose cannon) for the Liberal* government might have helped the Nationals give their voting preferences to Labor, but the NSW Nationals have hit back at the Liberal Party for having accused their glorious leader, John Barilaro, of costing them the prized seat of Eden-Monaro…

Meanwhile, Scummy's apparent responsible reactivity to Covid19 might have been lucky-dippy enough to get his government representative across the line in Eden Monaro, but adding the missiles against the “chi-ne-se” made him look too silly and vindictively hypocritical, as he also wished hard the Chinese still bought important stuff from us, such as coal and iron ore…

Pig-iron Bob would have been proud: sell iron to the Japanese just before WW2 for them to manufacture and return the stuff against us as bombs and cannons, ships and subs...

Let’s hope that Scumscud decides to take a cold shower and forgets his bubbling suds, I mean his dirty scuds...

GL...

bomb 'em rather than solve poverty?...

 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will warn Australians to prepare for a more “dangerous and disorderly” post-COVID world as he announces a $270 billion cash splash today on long-range maritime missiles and land strike capabilities as tensions with China intensify.

The Prime Minister will issue a blunt warning that tensions are rising across the region, citing recent border clashes between India and China and tensions in the South China Sea.

“The risk of miscalculation – and even conflict – is heightening,’’ the Prime Minister warns.

“The simple truth is this. Even as we stare down the COVID pandemic at home, we need to also prepare for a post-COVID world that is poorer, more dangerous and more disorderly.”

 

Read more:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/military/dangerous-and-disorderly-pm-scott-morrisons-warning-on-postcovid-world/news-story/

 

By the time we get the missiles, we'd be historical flat pancakes... and even if we get the missiles... Try diplomacy, it's more intelligent than arsy-brawny... Yes, we all know that Jesus solved the world's problems with missiles — or was it miracles, or pointing the other cheek? Idiot...

trade warnings after scumscud warnings...

Australian beef exports into China are set to face increasing competition, while wool producers are being urged to minimise their reliance on Chinese demand, as trade tensions with Beijing continue to shape Australia’s agriculture industry.

The trade warning, which was extended to industries that heavily rely on Chinese demand, including wool, as well as to producers who have already been hit with tariffs, including barley, was issued by the Rural Bank in its Australian agriculture midyear outlook on Monday.

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jul/07/china-trade-tension-to-...



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"it's only money"...

Coalition trying to stop auditor general giving evidence on report critical of arms deal

Move comes after government used extraordinary powers to suppress findings of report on $1.3bn purchase.


The government is attempting to stop the auditor general giving evidence about a report critical of a $1.3bn arms deal, more than two years after it used extraordinary powers to suppress parts of his findings.


In 2018, the government redacted parts of an audit report that were critical of its purchase of a new combat vehicle fleet from arms manufacturer Thales.


The redactions were made after an “aggrieved” Thales complained about a finding that Australia could have saved hundreds of millions of dollars had it gone to the United States to buy its new fleet, instead of buying 1,100 of the company’s locally built Hawkeis.


The attorney general, Christian Porter, issued a certificate to redact parts of the report on the grounds that it would unfairly jeopardise Thales’s commercial interests and could harm Australia’s national security, defence or international relations.


Since then, the crossbench senator Rex Patrick has been locked in a freedom of information battle with the government in the administrative appeals tribunal (AAT) in an attempt to force it to release the unredacted version of the report.


During the AAT proceedings, Patrick also issued a summons to the auditor general, Grant Hehir, to give evidence.


Hehir has previously told a parliamentary inquiry that he was careful to ensure the report could not jeopardise national security and was “unaware as to why” national security grounds were used to justify the suppressions.


The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet is objecting to the summons, arguing that Hehir should not be called to give evidence before the AAT.


It argues that such a summons would unfairly impose on the time of the auditor general, that his view is already known by the tribunal, and that the summons is not in keeping with the objects of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.


Patrick said the protracted handling of the matter was embarrassing and “a disgrace”.


“The lengths the Morrison government appears willing to go to hide embarrassing information knows no boundaries,” he told the Guardian. “First they censored the auditor general in the parliament and now they’re doing everything they can to censor him in the tribunal.”

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jul/13/coalition-trying-...

 

 

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scomo is buying missiles while frydenberg is not smiling about you, bludgers...

 

secrets of the world....