Category Archives: The Greens
The ALP’s B team, Marxists disguised as environmentalists.
I will attempt to identify all the lies and attempt to correct them, but it is as difficult task as the picture painted is so grossly distorted.
EXCLUSIVE: OCCUPY Melbourne protesters who shut down the city and vandalised buildings have left the public with a million-dollar bill in legal fees and clean-up and other costs.
1 (Vandalized buildings? Where is the evidence of this, chalk does not count.)
Documents obtained by the Herald Sun under Freedom of Information laws reveal the public cost of protesters suing the city council, police and the State Government in legal action that ultimately failed.
2 ( Occupy Melbourne never democratically voted to be represented by Fitzroy Legal Service: Nick Carson ( a Greens Party stooge) simply announced this at a General assembly in the first week of Occupy Melbourne at City Square. Nick Carson should be held financially liable for the bills Fitzroy Legal has given to the taxpayer, he certainly attempted to profit from Occupy Melbourne and accepted no liability for his actions)
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said he was outraged authorities had won in court, but the public still had to pay.
The City of Melbourne has paid over $554,000 to Hunt & Hunt Lawyers since 2011 after activists Sara Kerrison and James Muldoon sued, claiming the arrest and eviction of Occupy Melbourne protesters had been illegal.
3 (No one forced The City of Melbourne corporation to relentlessly harass Occupy Melbourne, who firmly believed they were acting within the law. It is also not reasonable to destroy other people’s property and then charge them for the clean- up costs. it is also not reasonable for a vexatious litigant to claim their victims are responsible for their extensive legal costs)
Council had to spend an extra $71,000 on emergency barricades and to clean up the area and remove graffiti.
4 (No one forced the illegal imprisonment of protesters or the locking up of City Square for more than a week. Similarly, no-one forced the wanton destruction of property by police)
Victoria Police’s legal bills are understood to be at least double the council’s, raising the prospect that the full bill to the public is well into seven figures.
5 (Victoria Police corporation, while acting illegally, have no right to demand their costs be met by the tax payer, furthermore no right even when acting according to statute, as they are a private corporation , not a legitimate branch of government)
When asked about the costs uncovered by the Herald Sun, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said: “One, they took us to the Federal Court. Two, they lost.
“Three, costs were awarded against them with very little likelihood that they can pay.
“Four, the bill is $554,000 – that’s legal fees alone to the city. And they are now taking us to appeal.”
6 ( Starting a sentence with ‘And’ is pretty poor form for a professional ‘journalist’ )
The public had also footed the bill for the Occupy protesters’ failed court action.
Fitzroy Legal Service, The Human Rights Law Centre – both partly government-funded – and top barrister Ron Merkel, QC, took on the case.
7 (These parasitic incompetent law services all lined up ready to pilfer the public purse, offered poor advice, collapsed the case and then congratulated themselves on a job well done. Fitzroy Legal Service even received an award from City of Melbourne. Fitzroy Legal also attempted to steal computer equipment from Ocuppy Melboure and actually destroyed some video evidence they were entrusted with. )
Mr Muldoon and Ms Kerrison lost a Federal Court challenge last year after seeking to restrain the City of Melbourne from what they argued was unlawful conduct in regards to compliance notices issued by the council.
8 ( The extremely poor advice caused the loss of the case, the most fundamental constitutional principle, section 109 was not mentioned. Mr Muldoon ( a law student ) who used his limited and self-serving involvement in Occupy Melbourne to then offer university law lectures on the topic, strangely was told he was not a representative of Occupy Melbourne at the last hearing, leaving Ms Kerrison effectively holding the bag. This was despite both litigants seeking and receiving the blessing from a public general assembly at Occupy Melbourne to represent Occupy Melbourne in federal court. In short Muldoon (a law student from a wealthy family) should be just as liable as Kerrison, but as usual the law society looks after its own )
The court backed the police arrests.
Ms Kerrison has now filed an appeal to the Full Federal Court. She faces a potential $1 million plus legal bill from Melbourne City Council, Victoria Police and the state if she loses that.
The Occupy Melbourne group, which was part of the worldwide Occupy movement, was issued with council penalty notices after it erected tents in the City Square and two CBD gardens in November 2011.
Police clashed with demonstrators when they arrested almost 100 people after ordering them to leave.
9 ( The arrests were illegal, as you have a right to protest, and Ms Kerrison is quite within her rights to appeal such a flawed decision)
Following a WikiLeaks protest at the US consulate in October 2012, Ms Kerrison was fined $1000 without conviction on three charges including hindering and resisting police and theft of police handcuffs.
10 (Victoria Police targeted Ms Kerrison for abuse since the initial tent monster incident in december 2011: the very next day she was thrown to the asphalt when there was oncoming traffic. At the WikiLeaks protest she was snatched (from the arms of another protester) and abducted by the police for no reason, and dumped in St Kilda. The handcuffs she was accused of stealing were the handcuffs on her wrists. Police were just too incompetent to realize she slipped them off her wrists and they had gone missing, because dumping abducted activists is a deniable operation and nothing gets written down. Kerrison could easily claim the handcuffs are evidence of a crime and hers to keep until the matter is resolved in court of law)
Melbourne city Councillor Richard Foster, describing the fees as substantial, said: “I would be very guarded on expending ourselves on further proceedings.”
11 (Richard Forster is well-known political opportunist, and former lawyer for a big bank, he campaigned on MCC transparency, and once elected pushed for more secrecy, good example of the people who Occupy are against)
Ratepayers Victoria president Jack Davis said once again the public was left to pay.
12 (Occupy Melbourne, to the best of my knowledge are not demanding public money, greedy incompetent lawyers are demanding money from the public and are using Occupy Melbourne as the scapegoat for their greed. Rate payers are reminded that if they vote for incompetent narcissistic fascists they deserve what they get, a nasty surprise)
Christopher Gillett has grossly misled the public with this heavily biased corporate press release. It’s no surprise the Herald Sun is part of the Rupert Murdoch /Fox News propaganda empire.
Advice for Ms Kerrison:
Keep on appealing but you need to learn the legal principles that are being used against you. Be aware that the legal system is a façade and that the entire process is in commerce and for profit, sometimes simply wearing them down is the best solution. Be aware that the law society is the lawyers, police and judges all working together to fleece the public and the court case is a minor squabble among them to decide which of them (not you) gets paid. These minor squabbles are seldom ever interrupted unless the public get too interested or offended by the blatant injustice. Remember the horribly brutalised protesters at the S11 protest still have received no compensation.
Justice is the last thing the justice system is about, look at the giant metal mural on the country court, a woman blind to reason with the scales of commerce tilted in her favour and propped up by and reliant on force, the sword as a walking cane, this should be a clue as to what occurs in the building.
Get real advice about the law not advice from slimy back stabbing lawyers who just see you as a walking pay check and totally disposable. Just like the way Muldoon sold you out behind your back.
Of course the global warming people will call the Met Office ‘a fringe anti-government cult’ or ‘paid off shill’.
The last time global warming was a plausible theory was when Bill Clinton was in office.
Global warming and climate change celebrates 15 years of cognitive dissonance.
Today all over Australia thousands of misinformed people marched for action on climate change. They received mainstream media coverage, had their speeches and what not, but all failed the most important point: CO2 does not, has not, and likely never will create climate change. If atmospheric CO2 ever creates climate change, we will have all died of asphyxiation by that point as the required levels of CO2 required would be toxic to us. We would probably need 100,000 times as much CO2 to get the touted ‘green house’ effect, and honestly where would we get the CO2 from, what would we burn? How could we maintain it in the atmosphere when every photosynthetic plant and animal would be having a bonanza absorbing it.
CO2 up & temperature down, feel that cognitive dissonance!
Any barely competent scientist would tell you the graph shows now relationship between CO2 and temperature.
Today’s marches were testament to the fact that many people can’t tell the difference between real science and propaganda.
As the warmers will be looking to pick this article apart, they may stumble onto the fact I have said some animals are photosynthetic. Technically this is true some bacteria are photosynthetic and are not plants so therefore are animals having animal biology. And there is this much larger example http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/green-aphid-photosynthesis/
Case dismissed seems to be the summary of all of this. I’d like to hear a more skilled opinion on this voluminous document.
Lets go over a few of the relevant basics:
1) No one ever democratically voted for Fitzroy legal service to represent Occupy Melbourne.
It was something Nick Carson announced at a GA, no discussion.
2) In speaking to one of the Fitzroy legal lawyers, I asked about Blacks law dictionary, her reply was “what’s that?”
It would be like a chef saying “what is a pot?”.
3) Similar cases in Australia recently, Corneloup and Occupy Sydney resulted in the removal of the protection of political liberty as per Crimes Act 1914 § 28 as a defense for your protest actions.
4) The same old people who pronounced Occupy Melbourne dead are still grandstanding on its corpse crying martyr and really don’t want to accept it’s still alive, but in a different form.
You can’t kill an idea.
Justice delayed is justice denied and this case was both.
Arctic ice has increased 60% in 1 year
In 2007 the BBC predicted there would be no more arctic ice by (northern hemisphere) summer 2013.
Looks like they were more than wrong its the complete opposite, there is even more ice than in 2012!
So in light of the glaring evidence that global warming is not real we should all ask for a carbon tax refund. Of course this would raise the inconvenient question of where did all that money go? The majority of the money went to the same people who engineered the global financial crisis. See how they like things to be global?
Feel strange right now? that’s the cognitive dissonance kicking in.
A week is a long time in politics.
In in the last few days the Wikileaks party has undergone seismic changes due to a factional split and calls of hypocrisy, lack of democracy and autocratic control.
A third of the party council have quit, along with one of the candidates.
Four of the eleven Wikileaks party council members quit along with one of the candidates, Leslie Cannold. The straw that broke the camels back: the preferences for the senate races.
One would suspect that the lack of democracy and adherence to their own ideals of democracy and party internal rules would have been noticed earlier. So I suspect that what it is really over, is which other parties Wikileaks would align itself with, and there come the compromises and dealing with other political parties. As a party claiming to wanting to fill an oversight role in the senate they would need to do deals with other parties or just be completely shut out of the game at that level, unless of course they won 30 seats, which is unlikely in the first term at least.
So where does Wikileaks see itself aligned?
Well as a party essentially of protest, the strongest supporters would likely come from the left, third option voters, people who have wavered between ALP and The Greens largely, but have other political affiliations. And her lies the rub, The WA race put them head to head with Scott Ludlum.
If you look at our wonderful supplied info-graphic you will see the lay of the senate table.
The current make up of the senate:
The seats are colour coded to show which party holds it and in a few cases the names of the senators holding seats.
Seats with a dark border are up for reelection this senate cycle.
The first 3 states are where wikileaks party is running candidates.
NSW and VIC
NSW and VIC are quite similar, a reasonably even split between left and right, both have an ALP senator quitting, to run for the lower house. NSW has all 4 ALP senator up for re-election and both have a Wikileaks candidate running, both also have a Greens senator safe for another 2 years. So in both of these senate races Wikileaks will be able to draw support from traditional or wavering ALP voters and not greatly challenge the Greens current standing. Wikileaks might even get a few liberal / nationals voters or even inspire some donkey voters.
The Situation for WA is very different:
Scott Ludlum has his Greens senate seat on the line, and may lose support due to the new possibility for the third option voter, the Wikileaks party. The Greens in WA will likely be facing a backlash over The Greens carbon tax and the double whammy of a new third option party might be enough to send Scott Ludlum out of the senate.
And this is what has got the Green leaning faction of the Wikileaks party upset, along with the way preferences were debated over and then finally selected against the wishes of a significant minority (perhaps even a majority) of the party council and party members. The departing Wikileaks party members are even openly canvassing for Scott Ludlum now against their own former candidates.
TAS and SA
The situation with TAS is similar to SA , the Greens have 2 senators in each state and one is up for re -election.
Peter Whish-Wilson is up for re-election in TAS as Bob Brown successor, and no opposition from Wikileaks party.
Sarah Hanson-Young is up for re-election and no opposition from Wikileaks party.
Interestingly both Greens candidates (in SA and TAS) have double barrel surnames, oh yeah, that’s right a hallmark of inherited money, status and detachment from reality.
What is most interesting is the lack of candidates for QLD, perhaps they are deliberately standing aside.
This reference to the Greens party might make more sense once you consider how close Lesile Cannold is to The Greens. Cannold, the protégée of Peter Singer, a previous Greens candidate who co-wrote a book with Bob Brown the Greens founder and recently retired co-leader. She is effectively one person removed from the founder of The Greens party. Why didn’t she stand for the Greens in the first place? it’s entirely possible she entered the Wikileaks party to collapse it from the inside to prevent The Greens losing votes from their brainwashed masses. She used the phrase ‘white anted’ to attack the Wikileaks party, and of course this is a way of attacking your opponents, accusing them of using your own tactic.
I would not be surprised to see Leslie Cannold standing for The Greens in the not too distant future.
She has all the credentials; academic, feminist with some odd utilitarian ideals and best of all has helped collapse a third option rival from the inside. She has probably used the experience of the Wikileaks party to give her self a political party education.
So for the resigned part staffers and Party council members we can only refer you to the experiences people have had with Wikileaks.org and the whistle blowers who have been badly burnt by Assange; leopards don’t change their spots.
I would say this is the death-blow to the Wikileaks party getting a senate seat, but there are another two long weeks in politics to go.
So our commiserations to those people who put in a lot of effort trying to make a difference by attempting to enter the political system.
Changing the corruption in the political system from the inside is like preaching for chastity in a brothel.
Sean we can’t wait for the rage quit video, post one online and we’ll give you the slab of XXXX that Kevin Rudd promised us months ago, but still hasn’t delivered.
Politics: the lies, the games, the BS!
Since we mentioned a feminist and we were critical, we’ll quote another feminist to offer balance.
You can’t use politics to change politics, just like you can’t use your left hand to scratch your left elbow.
Yeah the warmers don’t like to talk about this.
Originally posted on Anti Oligarch:
|A new paper from SPPI & CO2 Science:
[Illustrations, footnotes and references available in PDF version]
The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was a global climatic anomaly that encompassed a few centuries on either side of AD 1000, when temperatures in many parts of the world were even warmer than they are currently. The degree of warmth and associated changes in precipitation, however, varied from region to region and from time to time; and, therefore, the MWP was manifest differently in different parts of the world. How it behaved in Russia is the subject of this Summary.
In contradiction of another of Mann et al.’s contentions, Krenke and Chernavskaya went on to unequivocally state – on the basis of the results of their comprehensive study of the relevant scientific literature – that “the Medieval Warm Period and the Little…
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