Wednesday 18th of September 2019

spot the phoney .....

spot the phoney .....

‘…. though Iranians sound bellicose, Iran has not started a single war since the revolution of 1979. Indeed, Iran was the victim of a war launched by Saddam Hussein, whom we secretly supported. Not within living memory has Iran invaded or attacked another country.

But in the last 110 years, peace-loving Americans have fought Spain, Germany twice, Austria-Hungary, Japan, Italy, North Korea, North Vietnam, Iraq twice and Serbia. We have intervened militarily in the Philippines, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Lebanon and Grenada. We bombed Libya. Now, a case can be made for most of these wars, whose fallen we honor on Memorial Day.

bushit follies .....

bushit follies .....

‘Of the seven wonders of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes, four were destroyed by earthquakes, two by fire. Only the Great Pyramid of Giza today remains.

Anti Global Warming Propaganda

 

The Great Global Warming Swindle was something I discovered on pp.1 & 2 of The Age of Thursday May 24th. This is presented as a documentary questioning the science behind climate change. The program caused a storm when it was aired on UK Ch.4 in March. Howls of protest were heard from scientists including some featured in the film, that it's makers used fabricated data, half truths and misleading statements.

It is postulated that the ABC Board has been pressuring the broadcaster to show this so called documentary to its Australian audience. Despite recommendation from the ABC Science Journalist, Robyn Williams, who advised the TV division not to buy the program, he has further labelled the broadcaster of "verging on the irresponsible" over its decision to air something that was "demonstrably wrong".

puff the magic rattus .....

 

puff the magic rattus .....

from the ABC …..

PM tight-lipped on climate change ads

The Prime Minister has dodged questions about whether a new government advertising campaign on climate change is planned.

Labor insists the Government intends sending all eight million households in Australia a taxpayer-funded, full-colour brochure on climate change with a personal cover note from John Howard.

potted rattus .....

potted rattus .....

from the ABC …..

Labor hypocrisy on IR exposed, says PM

The Prime Minister has used Question Time to accuse the Opposition of hypocrisy on industrial relations (IR).

John Howard has pointed to Labor's recent criticism of a small business in New South Wales for allegedly stripping workers of entitlements.

flea-bitten freedom .....

bitten by freedom .....

‘Ken Rogers of Washougal, Washington was enjoying a visit with family in Kennewick and looking forward to some fishing when his slumber was rudely disturbed on the night of July 13, 2003.

Rogers, a 54-year-old regional sales manager for Georgia-Pacific, was sleeping under the stars when a large dog suddenly vaulted over a wooden fence and sank its teeth into his left arm. Shocked and disoriented in the darkness, and not wearing his eyeglasses, Rogers struggled desperately to free himself from the dog, to no avail.

Aid For Who?

The cost of cancelling Iraq's debts to Australia has been paid from Australia's foreign aid budget, a new report has claimed.

The report also claims that $1 billion of Australia's aid budget is not used to alleviate poverty. It also states that funding of Federal Police salaries in the Solomons and construction of Pacific detention centres was included in our aid budget.

The Aid Watch document claims that 95% of the $A661 million debt was for wheat purchases from Australia. Aid Watch writes that "Australia decision to cancel this debt was part of an agreement made in 2004 by the international group of rich nations called the Paris Club and was based on the premise that it would increase Iraq's economic prospects."

Shield Us From Downer

star wars .....

The "new" Australia/Japan/US Missile Shield pact came out of Tokyo just in time for Downer and Rice's tete a tete. Downer followed up by saying that Australia was going to help but wouldn't be directly involved. Aha, that must be why we need the three ships.

prime suspect .....

prime suspect .....

‘The former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter has gone public to say that the official version of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory and his main suspect for the architect of the attack is Vice President Dick Cheney.’

Former Head Of Star Wars Program Says Cheney Main 9/11 Suspect

meanwhile …..

pumping dopey .....

pumping dopey .....

1996 Tour de France Winner Admits to Doping …..

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/26/sports/othersports/26cycling.html?hp

By IAN AUSTEN

Published: May 26, 2007

rattus caricatures .....

 

a familiar caricature .....

According to Amnesty International's 2007 Report the world is being polarised by the "politics of fear" & this has resulted in a serious erosion of human rights.

Unsurprisingly, the report delivers a stinging rebuke to the human rights policies & abuses meted-out by the empire of evil on the people of this planet, without sparing its own.

wet rattus .....

wet rattus .....

‘A recent trip to Australia to cover a conference on agrichar allowed me to see the Australian drought crisis on the ground and talk to a few Australians about their thoughts on climate change. Agrichar is an agricultural technique that sequesters carbon, see Birth of a New Wedge.

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