Category Archives: Land

All roads privatised proposal

Of course this means that:

1) The roads will be sold off cheaply to the puppet masters corporations.

2) Roads will not be maintained.

3) No new roads will be built.

4) Your right to travel freely will be gone.

5) The road tolling system will be a means of universal surveillance

 

http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/every-road-in-australia-should-have-tolls-says-report/story-fnagkbpv-1227067053501

 

Of course roads can be built without a government, but why do that when you can get the public to pay for it, and then buy at cents in the dollar from the government you installed into office. Then of course ransom the general public for using  the roads they paid for, that y0u just stole off them.

Need  government to build roads? No. Need a government to then sell your roads to a private corporation? No. Makes you wander why tthe corporation didn't build the roads in the first place. Why not? Not economic, but stealing roads is economic.

Need government to build roads? No. Need a government to then sell your roads to a private corporation? No. Makes you wander why the corporation didn’t build the roads in the first place. Why not? Not economic, but stealing roads is economic.

 

 

 

Team Australia

The moment Tony Abbott coined this phrase it was yet another “suppository of wisdom” coming from Tony Abbott’s mouth.

It had ‘memebait’ written all over it. Fortunately SMH was on the job.

Team Australia Meme run by the SMH (Sydney Morning Herald) more or less what I would have done with the comment 'Team Australia'.

Team Australia Meme run by the SMH (Sydney Morning Herald) more or less what I would have done with the comment ‘Team Australia’.

 

For those too young to know what this all means allow me to explain. (Adult themes and language)

Relevance? Today is the first day Australian warplanes began flying armed over the regions disputed by Syria, Iraq and Kurdistan (and of course the boogeyman ‘de jour’; ISIS).

In case there is any blow back, remember no one outside of the Australian political system voted for military intervention, If you want to blame anyone blame a politician.

Hong Kong protest from the air

 

 

 

This should give you an idea of the scale of the protest.

The footage is from a drone owned by a protester.

*There is no audio (sound) so don’t bother turning up the volume.

Larken Rose the plantation

 

Plainly explaining that its not freedom just because someone calls it freedom, it has to have the properties of freedom.

 

It harks back to Stefan Molyneux’s explanation ‘the world is a farm’  and ‘to know the farm is to leave the farm’.

 

 

3 colonies 3 polls: no change, hobbits unhappy

Scotland

No t Ye t
The UK probably only offered the independence option because they thought it would not  be taken up but once international market began to get nervous the hype machine had to get into overdrive to push it back in the box.It would be fair to say neither Scotland nor the UK were completely prepared for Scotland to leave with Scotland holding the oil assets and the (war) ship building, and the UK holding the currency, the pension funds and the national health service (NHS). Sort of like winning the lottery and thinking of leaving your wife only to find out she gets half of everything anyway, and the kids aren’t ready to leave home either.

On the positive side: more powers of self rule were offered in order to sway the vote back to the ‘no independence’ camp where it had looked dangerously lacking.
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Fiji
Colonel Frank Bainimarama
First election in 8 years Colonel B retains leadership but a veneer of democracy restored, but for how long?

Positive side 8 years and no coup.

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New Zealand

Despite mounting evidence of deep corruption in New Zealand political system  New Zealand returned a largely unchanged parliament,
and returned John Key formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of the USA as its leader. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.

Positive side: all the international based shills will now pull up stakes and fade out of the picture.

Negative side: Hone Harawira, a strong campaigner for the poor, appears to have lost his place in parliament.

New Zealand election 2014

New Zealand election 2014

 

 

And now we get to hear about all the ‘irregularities’ in these polls, will be very interesting.

 

Fun fact: all of the places discussed were or currently are controlled by the UK in some way.

Abbott simulator

I was thinking of a serious look at 9/11 but I really didn’t feel like it. So for now something unrelated to this auspicious date, and somewhat more entertaining.

 

http://www.abbottsimulator.com/

You should see something like this:

Abbott stop the boats simulator. Oh the LOLS.

Abbott stop the boats simulator. Oh the LOLS.

 

Something a little lighthearted on a day when we might be a bit glum.

3 days of Islam in Australia

 

Just In 3 days these news stories for Islam in Australia.

Just In 3 days these news stories for Islam in Australia.

 

This is why people fear the spread of Islam and mosques in Australia

This is why people fear the spread of Islam and mosques in Australia

Victoria

Bendigo mosque wants to remove restrictions including opening hours, limits on political discussion and a cap on the number of worshipers.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/2528866/mosque-group-seeking-changes/

Limiting political discussion in a mosque may be unconstitutional. Sorry I believe the  Corneloup case set the precedent for the occupy case,  the term burdening as not being interfering,  but sure demand a double standard.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bendigo-mosque-permit-condition-may-be-unconstitutional-says-judge-20140815-104mln.html

 

New South Wales

Liverpool, Sydney; mosque auctions ISIS flag for $2000. But they try to tell you they are not connected to terrorism.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/hate-for-sale-as-muslim-flag-adopted-by-jihadists-goes-to-auction-at-sydney-mosque/story-fni0cx12-1227050847756?nk=2abd62f704b0dc421e7786066eb6a5b8

 

Queensland

 

Underwood, Brisbane; federal police raid Islamic bookstore, firearm seized, apparently a makeshift shooting range was inside. Nine other warrants executed in the Brisbane area.

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/logan-islamic-centre-raided-by-australian-federal-police-20140910-10eunu.html

 

 

Currumbin, Gold Coast; Mosque gets approval despite significant protest from locals.

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/the-gold-coast-city-councils-planning-committee-has-recommended-a-controversial-currumbin-mosque-be-approved-sparking-anger-from-100plus-protesters-at-the-meeting/story-fnj94idh-1227053394815

 

Federal and state government

Terror level close to being raised. I wonder why?

http://www.news.com.au/national/top-cop-ken-lay-warns-risk-of-terror-attack-on-australian-soil-as-high-as-postseptember-11-asio-considers-raising-threat-level/story-fncynjr2-1227053099713

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-09/asio-seriously-considering-raising-australia27s-terror-threat-/5731800

Syria,Kurdistan, ISIS, Oil, Pipelines, BRICS and geopolititcs

 

 

 

Some very interesting geopolitical analysis ( treating the world as a chess board) relating to OIL, the middle east and the interested parties.

It hardly looks all that significant , but your quality of life literally flows through this steel pipe. Who controls these pipes ane where they are built or destroyed are what most wars in the last 100 years have been about.

It hardly looks all that significant, but your quality of life literally flows through this steel pipe. Who controls these pipes and where they are built or destroyed, is what most wars in the last 100 years have been about.

 

Here is a useful map to help you understand current and potential future political borders in the middle east.

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150 years of the Geneva Conventions

 

Being that we have three active armed conflicts occurring at the moment (Israel v Gaza,  Ukraine v Russia, and finally ISIS v anyone it can find ).

I would seem pertinent to point out multilateral treaties on conduct during war specifically pertaining to treatment of wounded individuals and non combatants, known as the Geneva conventions.

Without being too cynical in the fact that civilian deaths over the last century have proportionally increased relative to military personnel deaths, a set of agreed minimum standards of conduct were accepted  in  geopolitical struggles.

 

In a nut shell:

Much of the convention covers who is a soldier or can be treated as such, and given certain protections (such as a right to medical treatment if captured), and obligations (such as to state name rank and serial number) and what weapons and tactics can be employed.

Curiously despite certain weapon being banned, (chemical, biological, nuclear, fuel air bombs) many signatory states  keep such weapons in vast quantities and occasionally deploy them.

Importantly mercenaries, snipers and spies have no protections.

Soldiers must have standardized equipment, wear uniforms and have identification and be a citizen of the state they are fighting for.

Civilians must not fight and cannot be killed or mistreated when captured.

Certain locations such as schools, hospitals and places of worship cannot be attacked.

 

So while it is a diplomatic agreement, breaches regularly occur, with some states being notorious for breaches of the convention.

 

Some excerpts from the convention relating specifically to treatment of civilians and prisoners.

The third Geneva Convention (“Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War”) covers members of the armed forces who fall into enemy hands. They are in the power of the enemy State, not of the individuals or troops who have captured them

Prisoners of war MUST be:

- Treated humanely with respect for their persons and their honour.
- Enabled to inform their next of kin and the Central Prisoners of War Agency (ICRC, the International Red Cross) of their capture.
- Allowed to correspond regularly with relatives and to receive relief parcels.
- Allowed to keep their clothes, feeding utensils and personal effects.
- Supplied with adequate food and clothing.
- Provided with quarters not inferior to those of their captor’s troops.
- Given the medical care their state of health demands.
- Paid for any work they do.
- Repatriated if certified seriously ill or wounded, (but they must not resume active military duties afterwards) .
- Quickly released and repatriated when hostilities cease.

Prisoners of war must NOT be:
-Compelled to give any information other than their name, age, rank and service number.
- Deprived of money or valuables without a receipt (and these must be returned at the time of release).
- Given individual privileges other than for reasons of health, sex, age, military rank or professional qualifications.
- Held in close confinement except for breaches of the law, although their liberty can be restricted for security reasons.
- Compelled to do military work, nor work which is dangerous, unhealthy or degrading.

The fourth Geneva Convention (“Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War”) covers all individuals “who do not belong to the armed forces, take no part in the hostilities and find themselves in the hands of the Enemy or an Occupying Power”.

Protected civilians MUST be:
- Treated humanely at all times and protected against acts or threats of violence, insults and public curiosity.
- Entitled to respect for their honour, family rights, religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs.
- Specially protected, for example in safety zones, if wounded, sick, old, children under 15, expectant mothers or mothers of children under 7.
- Enabled to exchange family news of a personal kind. – Helped to secure news of family members dispersed by the conflict
- Allowed to practise their religion with ministers of their own faith. Civilians who are interned have the same rights as prisoners of war. They may also ask to have their children interned with them, and wherever possible families should be housed together and provided with the facilities to continue normal family life. Wounded or sick civilians, civilian hospitals and staff, and hospital transport by land, sea or air must be specially respected and may be placed under protection of the red cross/crescent emblem.

Protected civilians must NOT be:
- Discriminated against because of race, religion or political opinion. – Forced to give information.
- Used to shield military operations or make an area immune from military operations.
- Punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. – Women must not be indecently assaulted, raped, or forced into prostitution.

From : http://www.ppu.org.uk/learn/texts/doc_geneva_con.html

More info at: http://www.ifrc.org/

 

What would be the point of wining a war, if your society lost its humanity in doing so?

Justice Geoffrey Flick : MCC should be shot

Why?

this:

Justice Flick, one of three appeal judges, said he had reviewed footage of the removal of the tent dress and was shocked by what he saw.

“Those who made the directions for this conduct to be pursued should be shot. It’s grossly offensive,” he said.

 

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/those-who-ordered-removal-of-protesters-dress-should-be-shot-says-shocked-justice-geoffrey-flick/story-fni0fit3-1227032506383

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Remember a knife was cutting the tent apart just inches from the back of Kerrsions neck during the incident. This knife (called a tool by Victoria Police) was provided to MCC workers by Victoria Police during the incident. One of the council workers refused to take part in the incident and walked away, though the remaining MCC workers and police mindlessly abused the young woman by tearing away her  clothes and leaving her in her underwear  on the grass.

 

This incident occurred the day after Victoria police were humiliated by the original tent monster action which saw Kerrison and two  other” tent monsters”  run around the park and  utterly demoralize Victoria police who felt like the fools that they were.

Clearly Victoria police don’t know the meaning of the phrase :”It’s all in good fun”

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