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Tuesday 21/2/12 open/twitter thread


So, a “new” PM by Monday evening?

UPDATE

Grade 8 textbook in Australia: what a shocker.

Via Australia’s #1 climate change boogyman. And climate change isn’t Leftist propaganda dressed up as science? Our kids deserve better. No wonder education standards have slipped in Australia.

Iran. Now count: 3, 2, 1


This is why I don’t hate Obama. Best Republican president ever (almost).

In one of the most blacked-out stories in America right now, the US military is preparing to send thousands of US troops, along with US Naval anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel, to Israel.

Boys gotta be trained. No worries, Us, too.

Pulled out of Iraq? Hmmmm.

H/T no-tan-line Sean

UPDATE

If TRUE….

I am now officially supporting the re-election of Obama. Don’t be so coy. So are the Republicans.

Also, the more he can concentrate on foreign policy, the more Americans can get on with it.

Sorry, not really a party nite…


But can’t pass this mix up.

Esp. with the day off tomorrow…

A bit nasty but it can’t be helped.

Uups

Yep. German crap. Once you get past the crappy saurkraut – ve vill finally fuck weurope samples – it gets OK.

OOPS\\

I mita forgot this one

We do what we can

Symantics


Is it a civil union or a …. arrrggghhh…. GAY MARRIAGE?!?!?111

We’re all gonna call it marriage anyway.

The same legal rights are paramount.

For those of us who are married … more marriage is better.

So, like, fuck.

UPDATE

It’s funny. A mate – and he’s hardcore Christian, like hardcore to the point of Mormon – well anyway his daughter, four years old, cute as a button (have always wondered about that idiom since buttons are buttons and not really what I’d consider cute), she asked if our two cats are “married”.

Her dad replied that they are since kittens are on the way as soon as the girl cat drops her guard (he didn’t mention the dropping of guards bit to be fair).

Seriously. Are we going to ask, “Are you civilly unionised?”

Same goes for polygamy or even marrying your teddy bear*. Our society is based on a separation between church and state.

That said, no church should be forced by the state to wed a couple it doesn’t deem fit.

*Well, not really the teddy bear. The other party, in the event of death, must have the ability to communicate in a court of law and must be an adult…er, a human adult.

If you need me to explain why it must be a human adult, then you’re seriously fucked up.

UPDATE II

Anyway, the cricket is on, and even Tim Mathieson likes the cricket.

Why Israeli apartheid isn’t


Richard J. Goldstone:

One particularly pernicious and enduring canard that is surfacing again is that Israel pursues “apartheid” policies. In Cape Town starting on Saturday, a London-based nongovernmental organization called the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will hold a “hearing” on whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. It is not a “tribunal.” The “evidence” is going to be one-sided and the members of the “jury” are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known.

While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.

Too right.

Read on. The man’s reasoning is sound.

Friday Night Pulchritude


My visa status changed this week. No longer can my employer dictate terms to me.

Only my wife can.

Apparently, this is a good thing… ;-)

Just knew the following wasn’t safe for work…

And hey, you can’t blame the kids for being unimpressed when shown a “still shot” of an F1 car going at full pelt.

Heh. But when I explained how it’s faster than the KTX… that you can drive those fkrs upside down (so long as they’re driven fast enough), and after one of the kids heard of Wheldon, and then having to explain the safety features…

OK, OK, so I’m indoctrinating the kids, lol!

(In all seriousness, I’ll “lol” when Indy upgrades their safety features whilst retaining nil comprise on speed)

Gotta do it again.

But seriously…

UPDATE… this

Fuuuu! Can’t find the RIGHT MIX.

Tired of looking. This one shouldn’t be too bad…

Schucks. Finding the right mix ain’t easy…

UPDATE

Cox takes 9:16 to get going…

Friday Night Party Music


The Springboks Samoa Rugby world cup game, the second half was a ripper. That said, Samoa’s out. Oh yeah, hence the late posting.

Anyway, thought about starting a bit retro. Don’t blame me. Blame Gavin Atkins for his two flea links.

Never realised Flea played bass on Busta Move… makes sense but.

And the youtube uploader has a ton of oldies.

Let’s see what happens.

There’s gonna be a few…

Continue reading

Just wondering…


… If our PM is so concerned about the hate media, then why was it only on Wednesday – after being exposed – her twitter feed ceased following the Andrew Bolt is a C**t feed?

Keep it classy, Juliar.

Knuffingen Airport: the world’s smallest airport


Via JM… absolutely fantastic!

Wondrous.

And I thought I had too much time on my hands… ;-)

BTW

3 million euros.

Eat that Eurozone debt crisis!

Background.

A photo a day


Man has rational conversation with wife


Yep, file that headline under “things that will never happen”.

Open thread


Something probably happened somewhere…

Gillard’s asylum seeker swap deal with Malaysia ruled a no-goer by the High Court [updated]


It was a unanimous decision 7-0 of the full bench.

Whatever will she do now?

What will Immigration minister Chris Bowen do?

Nauru? When in Opposition, Gillard bagged Nauru to high hell. If she sticks to her guns however, she’s effectively out of options.

Gillard and Labor are very good at one thing: backing themselves into untenable positions.

Links to come…

A little musing while we wait: the ruling may not be so clear cut.

UPDATE

Here’s a link. (Aren’t they “asylum seekers” however, NOT “refugees” as that headline states?)

Via the SMH on twitter, here’s the legal mumbo jumbo.(And yes, folks, it’s “asylum seekers”, NOT “refugees” JFTR.)

UPDATE II

A more in-depth account by Melinda Rout.

Via MsMonneyPenny, a picture says 1000 words.

More.

Something big’s going on behind the scenes


Almost all of Andrew Bolt’s posts from Tuesday were pulled, as was Glenn Milne’s column about PM Gillard, as was an interview about Gillard that was to be played on 2UE on Monday.

A caller to MTR today described Gillard as dangerous. Bolt didn’t really agree and suggested “desperate”.

I’d say both.

One thing’s for sure, there HAS to be some intense stuff going on behind the scenes that we aren’t 100% privy to.

Global WARming


Does this mean Juliar’s carbon tax will stop wars?

This post shows the length to which some researchers go to get on the climate change bandwagon. It also shows that statistics can be invented and manipulated, and that correlation does not prove causation.

El Nino incites wars:

We have a paper titled: “Civil conflicts are associated with the global climate” published in Nature (Vol. 476, 25 August 2011). Full paper here.

In the paper, the three researchers use statistical methods to correlate civil wars in countries throughout the world with the El Nino (warm phase) of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

:roll: Read on if you need a laugh.

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