The Free Trade Delusion by James Reed

Whatever you think about the promises made by Donald Trump, he looks certain, if he wins, of rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). That is a good thing, meaning one less globalist scheme to fight. But even so, for the globalists, who have something of a fetish for the letter T, there is still the TISA a “turbo-charged privatisation pact” backed by Microsoft, Google, IBM, Walmart and JP Morgan Chase.

TTSA stands for “Trade In Services Agreement.” And like the TPP is being negotiated in secret. The TISA will privatise public services, replacing governments with Big Corporations. Like the TPP, there is thought to be clauses in it preventing governments from regulating banks and controlling strategic services.

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Waking in Fright to the Problem of China by James Reed

A number of academics and journalists are beginning to think critically about China. This contrasts with the cargo cult attitude of the former prime minister who did so much to make Australia a part of Asia with his massive Asian immigration programme – John Howard. Don’t ban Chinese political donations he says (The Australian, September 12, 2016, p. 4) even though “we are living in this quite unique situation where we’re dealing with an authoritarian communist country which has a dominant economic influence in this country.”

That, in my opinion, is just incoherent. An authoritarian communist country is something to be feared, by definition! The Liberals have clearly forgotten the meaning of the word “liberalism.”

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My Guess: Only the Pro-Gay Marriage Side Will be Funded by Mrs Vera West

Andrew Bolt has made stronger comments than I will make on this issue re: Malcolm Turnbull and his alleged promise to church leaders that the government would fund both sides of the debate. Thus, first, we hear that Mal denied that he made an “unambiguous” offer to fund both sides of the same-sex marriage debate to church leaders (The Australian, September 12, 2016, p. 4). He said that cabinet will decide whether the “Yes” and “No” cases receive tax payer support.

His current stated position (The Australian, September 13, 2016, p. 2), is that funding both sides of the debate would be “scrupulously fair”. Supporters of the “Yes” side worry that if things are “scrupulously fair” the “No” case might win. Hey, they know the meaning of “democracy” don’t they!

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Australia needs a Paris Plebiscite 
by Viv Forbes

The Clexit Coalition calls on the Australian Government to conduct a plebiscite on whether Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty.

The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 170 representatives from 25 countries, was launched in London last week. It aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty.

Australia is vulnerable to the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on carbon fuels.

Australia is a huge continent in a far corner of the world, suffering from what that great historian Geoffrey Blainey called ‘The Tyranny of Distance’.

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The Privatisation of National Credit and Money-Printing by Jeremy Lee (Australia 2000- How Bright The Vision?)

This expansion of the money supply occurs every year; a smaller increase during a credit squeeze, accelerating when the Reserve Bank believes the economy needs stimulating. The controlling mechanism is now largely confined to the raising or lowering of interest rates.

It can also be seen that the creation of Australia’s monetary requirements - which many believe should be a Government prerogative - has been ceded almost entirely into private-sector hands. New money is put into circulation through loans and overdrafts, on which the ‘creators’ earn interest, and charge fees for operating accounts. They are not lending their own capital. They are claiming ownership of “new” money which is practically costless, and which should, in a just system, belong to the community.

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Assad’s Death Warrant by Mike Whitney

“Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and intelligence planners quickly arrived at the consensus that fomenting a Sunni uprising in Syria to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad was a feasible path to achieving the shared objective of completing the Qatar/Turkey gas link. In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.”
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria, Politico

"Counterpunch" - The conflict in Syria is not a war in the conventional sense of the word. It is a regime change operation, just like Libya and Iraq were regime change operations.
The main driver of the conflict is the country that’s toppled more than 50 sovereign governments since the end of World War 2.  (See: Bill Blum here.) We’re talking about the United States of course.
Washington is the hands-down regime change champion, no one else even comes close. That being the case, one might assume that the American people would notice the pattern of intervention, see through the propaganda and assign blame accordingly. But that never  seems to happen and it probably won’t happen here either. No matter how compelling the evidence may be, the brainwashed American people always believe their government is doing the right thing.

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45th Parliament of Australia

Derryn Hinch names five alleged paedophiles in maiden Senate speech

Senator Hinch has fulfilled his promise to "name names" in the Senate, using parliamentary privilege to identify up to five men he claims are paedophiles.

Senator Hinch, who was placed under house arrest in 2011 after he named sex offenders and was jailed in 2014 for contempt of court for publishing the criminal record of Melbourne woman Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley, made no apologies for using the protection.

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Pauline Hanson 2016 Maiden Speech

Twenty years and four days after her controversial maiden speech to the House of Representatives, the anti-immigration, conservative campaigner whose party won more than 500,000 votes in the July election and seized four Senate seats declared she was “back but not alone”.

Laying out her manifesto for her next six years in parliament in her Senate maiden speech, Senator Hanson made clear those immigrants who did not agree with her views should leave Australia. “I will take you to the airport and wave you goodbye, with sincere best wishes,” she said.

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Letter to the Editor

It is pseudo-religious fanaticism, as well as political opportunism, that is causing the show trial of Hubert Zafke ('Auschwitz medic, 95, becomes the oldest Nazi to face trial', 14/9). Quite obviously there is massive inhumanity as well as injustice involved in submitting so elderly a person to such an experience.
The charge itself (‘a functionary in the Nazi murder machine which he enabled’) appears to be of insufficient legal substance to merit hearing.

It is happening mainly because in Germany, as in some other nations, the history of 'the Holocaust' has been perverted into a dogma that no-one may publicly question without punishment. This is a massive affront to freedom of speech and ought to be being much more discussed in Australia in connection with the debate over section 18C than is currently the case..
NJ, Belgrave, Vic

Malcolm Roberts, a polished punchy senate speech

taken from JoNova's website:
In his maiden speech as a new Senator, Malcolm Roberts looks sharp, stands tall, and fires his words precisely, and articulately. He oozes determination.

He’s put in long hours for years to be there and he knows exactly why he’s there. James Jeffrey in The Australian described it as “impassioned”, delivered with “the pyrotechnic power of his larynx”:

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Sociology Pin-Up of the Week! by James Reed

In the bad old days, pre-1960s, a visit to the motor mechanic for a young lad, would lead to an expose to terrible sexist pin-ups that the grease monkeys would plaster over their workshops, oblivious to the sensitivities of delicate viewers. They, when challenged, would sing that the posters “hide a nasty stain that is lying there.”

Not that I would want to revive a bad tradition, but there should be a place made for intellectual pin-ups – statements of such profoundness that they become profane; statements that challenge language by squeezing words to death. Why, I would like to see contests from time-to-time, where gentle readers submitted their warriors of political correctness to do battle against each other, like in ancient Rome, or that TV show where geeks fought each other using weaponised robots.

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Would They Lie to You? by Uncle Len, Who Cannot Tell a Lie

The 1980s ban, the Eurythmics (which I once thought was a form of contraception), had a song, “Would I Lie to You?” The answer, I always would scream back to lead singer Annie Lennox, was “yes, yes, the whole system is founded on lies.” But, she never listened to me, even when I confessed my love to her on the radio. Why, why, Annie did you never listen to me?

Andrew bolt, “Sydney Stabbing. Which Religion Does the ABC Mean?” takes the ABC to task for reporting on a terrorist attack and attempted murder, but not identifying the man’s religious beliefs. They have left us guessing and I admit, it is pretty hard to guess which religion it may be, since they are all religions of peace. So let me help here.

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The Coming Demographic Crash by Mrs Vera West

The native, white European people are ceasing to have babies, thanks to a potent potion of feminism and global consumer society. In Spain, there is an average of 1.27 children born for every woman of childbearing age. There are provinces in Spain where for every baby born, over two people die. Then there is Spain’s economic crisis which has led to a mass emigration of Spaniards fleeing Spain.

Its neighbour Portugal, is just as bad, with its population projected to drop from 10.5 million to 6.3 million by 2060. And Germany has the lowest birth-rate in the world, of 8.2 per 1,000 of population between 2008 and 2013. Any ideas about why this may be so?

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The Vexed Question of DNA Ownership by Ian Wilson LL.B

An ABC “Curious Canberra” article, “Who Owns My DNA When I Send it Off for Analysis?” September 12, 2016, has again drawn attention to an area where there is a great gap in the law, and where the science is way ahead of policy.

In the United States there have been a number of cases where this issue has been examined, most notably Moore v Regents of California (1990), heard by the Supreme Court of California. There, it was held that cells taken from a patient are not their property and therefore individuals have no rights to profits made by Big Med in use of the cells. The problem with the case is that the decision should have examined the information about the cells rather than the physical cells themselves, so the issue was not resolved. Other US cases have also upheld the rights of Big Med, seeing the social interest of medical research and corporate profits overriding personal privacy.

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On 9/11 the Twin Towers of Hillary Came Tumbling Down! by Chris Knight

The American media has been so busy warning the global financial elites –  sorry, I mean, we, the people – that Donald J. Trump is a Nazi spawn of Satan, that they have not been able to focus their little eyes on Hillary Clinton’s health problems. Thus, after ironically collapsing at a September 11 commemoration ceremony, it was released that she had pneumonia, and that her frightening coughing fits were related to allergies. Nonsense! I trust the internet on this one.

A good summary of the “walking dead” that is Hillary Clinton has been given by Mike Adams Natural News September 11, 2016. There are the relevant videos at that site with this comment; “The videos …are stunning in what they depict:
A corrupt, criminal tyrant who deeply desires power over others now unable to control her own body…wobbling, collapsing, stumbling, with head bobbling to the side as if her neck is on a loose swivel…then collapsing forward into the waiting van.” The same description would be true of so many of our own Australian politicians in the evening after a belly full of wine, paid for by corporate of union sponsors.

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China and Imperialist Domination by James Reed

Behind the political donations debate is the important issue of the rise of China, and how this communist power is choosing to exert its power. Defenders of China typically adopt a “business-as-usual” model, pointing out that US and British foreign investment in Australia is higher than Chinese investment (for the moment), and that there should be no discrimination against china because there is no morally relevant criteria to discriminate between nations in the free trade love-in.

Bob Carr, former foreign minister (The Weekend Australian, September 10-11, 2016, p. 18), pushes this style of argument: “Chinese-Australians are not Maoists and the rulers in Beijing are hardly fanatical jihadists.” Why, if all the criticisms now appearing in the media were correct, then Australia should not have entered into free trade agreements with China at all, Carr says. And in reply to this rhetoric, one can heartily agree: yes, it is a profound mistake.

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The Great Donation Debate: Time to Ban all Union and Company Donations! by James Reed

Good work Sam Dastyari, for inadvertently throwing the whole sordid issue of political donations into the public view. And as Cory Bernardi has pointed out in his Weekly Dose of Common Sense, the $1,670 bill was not even a donation to a political party, but a personal bill sent off to a Chinese front company, who paid it, and cannot be justified merely by a declaration. This is a good example of the “underbelly of the NSW right,” with the ultra-Machiavellian attitude of “whatever it takes; anything goes for political survival.”

But it would be wrong to focus attention solely upon the failings of one Senator, as much of the media comments on this issue have done. It is likely that this is just the tip of a very dark iceberg, and it has raised the wider, more important issue of political donations, especially from foreign entities such as the Chinese.

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Henry Makow, Gender Transitioning and Child Abuse by Mrs Vera West

The latest in the Safe Schools program saga is that a Year 4 primary school student is “transitioning,” that is undergoing a gender transition, all with the help of the Safe Schools coalition. (The Australian, September 9, 2016, p. 7) A workshop will be held at the pupil’s class, and then the pupil plans to change to their new gender. It reminds me of some sort of frantic religious revivalist movement, or of the metaphorosis of insects. And it makes as much sense, since a child in Year 4, is in no position to be making such decisions.

This ideology, as has been noted in these pages, has been criticised by the American College of Pediatricians, claiming that the “Gender Ideology Harms Children”. We can add in the present context an important quote that was not noted previously, and which supports my remarks made above:
“A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such. These children suffer from gender dysphoria. Gender dysphoria (GD), formerly listed as Gender Identity Disorder (GID), is a recognized mental disorder in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-V). The psychodynamic and social learning theories of GD/GID have never been disproved.”

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Social Credit and Foreign Trade by Wallace Klinck

"Obviously, if nations cannot absorb their own consumer production because of a lack of effective demand (i.e., unencumbered purchasing-power) and are forced to compensate by obtaining excess export earnings and seeking foreign investment it will be impossible to maintain cultural integrity as the financial pressures exert their inevitable and inexorable influence. 

While it makes sense for nations to trade in order to obtain otherwise unavailable and required resources and/or to reap the efficiency benefits of comparative advantage, it makes no sense and is destructive of national sovereignty to be forced into international trade merely to join in a multi-national (and futile) scramble to capture scarce credits necessary to facilitate the sale of domestic production. 

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