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Dirty deeds


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Compensate our beef exporters, Julia


Australia’s live cattle export trade was almost brought to its knees last year when the Gillard government, in a knee-jerk reaction, temporarily banned it after shocking footage was aired on the ABC.

The timing couldn’t have been worse – just as cattle were being loaded onto the boats.

The timing of the ABC 4Corners report raised a few eyebrows as well. A report they’d been sitting on since January of last year was aired in the worst possible month, June.

Further investigation revealed that whilst the footage was in no way doctored, it was not representative, either.

Naturally, once all the facts came to light, the trade was allowed to resume. But the damage had been done. A government that should have had more information at its fingertips than a graphic, yet sensationalist current affairs report, had acted.

And the cattle industry wants them to pay for their stupid, short-sighted, ill-informed mistake.

Now the government is secretly trying to head off class action by legal firm Minter Ellison, which is acting on behalf of beef producers demanding compensation, the ABC’s 7.30 program reported tonight.

The law firm did not comment on the program but the amount sought is reportedly worth hundreds of millions.

Why secretly?

But yeah. No worries. The government’s mistake that the taxpayer will have to pay for…

There goes Julia and Wayne’s budget’s cash handout freebies.

Just wait for the bleeding hearts to start wailing


Yep. Yet another Aussie arrested in Bali over alleged drug trafficking.

A VICTORIAN man could face the death penalty after allegedly being caught carrying dozens of drug-filled capsules in his stomach in Bali.

Authorities expect that Ballarat-born Edward Norman Myatt, 54, will be hit with serious charges after allegedly being caught with the capsules at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai Airport.

He’ll get Consular assisstance which is a bit of a crock, but I’d be willing to deal with that if not for the oh-so-predictible “poor Aussie; those bastard Indonesians” bleating that is sure to come out of some sections of the Australian media and public.

Had a gut.

Indonesia, whether you like its system and laws or not, is a SOVEREIGN NATION. You wanna go to that country; then abide by its laws.

Don’t like the laws? Well, no one’s forcing you to go.

And besides, if its true the man really was carrying drugs in capsules in his stomach – which suggests hard drugs such as heroin, not merely a bit of whacky tobbaccy – then why in hell should anyone be offering any sympathy whatsoever?

I’m all up for a debate over whether illegal drugs should stay illegal, become legal, or be decriminalised (I’m for the last one, JFTR).

But the central issue in this case is not that.

Nor is it whether one agrees or disagrees with the death penalty.

It’s not even about whether one agrees with Indonesia’s laws, or wants to hit Indonesia on their facebook *like* button.

It’s about whether we respect a nation’s right to its sovereignty.

As will surely be demonstrated yet again, it is clear many in Australia do not respect Indonesia’s right to make and enforce the laws that its democratically elected government sees fit.

And yet many of those same people demand that others respect ours.

Suuuuure, that sounds legit


Via Andy Semple…

Here’s what constitutes as foreign aid when it comes to the Gillard government.

Get this:

We are currently sending Indonesia $450 mil in foreign aid.

Chuck up another $500 mil for their schools.

Take that 450 and make it a billion by 2016.

And what do we get in return for our Jizya?

We get $470 mil spent by Indonesia on Russian war planes.

We get thousands of illegal boat arrivals that come from Indonesian ports.

And we get PM Gillard and Foreign Minister Rudd, busy trying to fuck each other, actually, effectively, lining their pockets and instead fucking Australia.

Jizya:

Under Islamic law, jizya or jizyah (Arabic: جزية‎ ǧizyahIPA: [dʒizja]; Ottoman Turkish: cizye; both derived from Pahlavi and possibly from Aramaicgaziyat[1]) is a per capitatax levied on a section of an Islamic state‘s non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria. The tax is/was to be levied on able bodied adult males of military age and affording power,[2] (but with specific exemptions,[3][4] From the point of view of the Muslim rulers, jizya was a material proof of the non-Muslims’ acceptance of subjection to the state and its laws, “just as for the inhabitants it was a concrete continuation of the taxes paid to earlier regimes.”[5] In return, non-Muslim citizens were permitted to practice their faith, to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy, to be entitled to Muslim state’s protection from outside aggression, to be exempted from military service and the zakat taxes obligatory upon Muslim citizens.[6][7][8]

Well?

Our “aid” money is being spent on fighter jets. And not American fighter jets, but Russian fighter jets.

OK. OK. So in a sense, that’s a good thing. After all, they’re Russian fighter jets that would have their arse handed to them by an F22 or F35.

But that’s not the point is it, my darlings?

Our “foreign aid” is a crock and is effectively pumping up the Indonesian military, a military that is doing jack fuck all to help stop illegal immigration not into Indonesia – oh, no, no – but into Australia… via Indonesia.

And all Julia Gillard can do is tax the fuck out of us thanks to mega deficits created by the most wasteful ideas a government has ever sprogged, and all Kevin Rudd will do is come up with names like “spanky Banky“.

Actually, I’ll give him credit for that one coz the UN sucks even more (despite the fact that Kevni wants to suck it even harder – somehow – by leading it).

Yet meanwhile, Australia keeps getting its BBQd ring hole handed to it on a trashy made-in-Indonesia paper plate.

Come to Australia: buy now, pay later


With the government’s illegal immigration policy in tatters, the people smugglers are really starting to have a field day.

PEOPLE smugglers are offering asylum seekers in Indonesia passage to Australia by boat for as little as $US500 ($468) upfront, with the rest being paid after they are granted residency and find work, Afghans in Cisarua, West Java, have said.

The revelations of the ”travel now, pay later” scheme came as the asylum seekers expressed their delight at the High Court’s decision to quash the so-called Malaysia solution and predicted a fresh influx of boat arrivals.

Pity the poor sods trying to do the right thing by putting themselves on the official waiting list.

Gillard has turned immigration into a sick joke. Just how many more will die at sea in the near future we’ll never know.

UPDATE

I can’t help wondering how the people smugglers will ensure payment once their clients arrive in Australia. Keep one family member back as collateral?

Either way, if the new scheme really is the real deal, we’re looking at Aussie taxpayers money, in the form of welfare payments, going straight to people smugglers.

Damage control


It seems we have a bit more influence over Indonesia than one may have previously thought.

In a decision that can only be beneficial to Australia, Indonesia has decided to ban all live cattle imports, from anywhere, for the time being.

INDONESIA has slapped its own ban on live cattle imports, citing the Australian government’s export embargo that has paralysed the northern cattle industry.

A memo sent on Friday from a senior official in the Indonesian Agriculture Department to the nation’s beef importers indicates that in the wake of the Australian ban on live cattle exports, no permits to import cattle will be issued for the July-September period.

The memo, obtained by The Australian, says that in light of the Australian government’s temporary halt to cattle exports “authorisation for the import of cattle for period June-September 2011 cannot be issued, pending further developments“.

So there’s some breathing room for us to sort it out before completely losing an entire industry needlessly to inferior overseas competitors.

How convenient… for us.

Considering the illegal boat trade stemming largely from Indonesian ports, precisely what games are our government playing?

One thing’s for sure, our local cattle industry is still in dire straits regardless.

Our fishermen, too… but for slightly different reasons (carbon tax).

Are moderate Muslims in the same boat, effectively, as climate change deniers?


Recently, the frollickingmole over at Tizona addressed the stoppage of the live cattle trade export to all Indonesian abattoirs after about 11 or 12 were found to be killing the animals in horrific circumstances.

Indeed, what we saw a few weeks ago was horrendous. (graphic content warning)

But back to mole’s post, and he put up a video of how an abattoir works in the West.

Sure, it’s still certainly not for the squeamish, but perhaps can be likened to Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Supersize Me.

That put many of us off McDonald’s for a bit, but isn’t it good if (that!) there’s some bacon lying around in the fridge (not that I want to cook it just this minute)?

That porcine video was indeed a bit different to what we all saw on 4corners. Very surgical, clinical.

So what’s all this have to do with terrorism, Islamic radicals, moderate Muslims, and (caused-by-humans) climate change, and its deniers?

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