Will Trump Doom Israel? By Charles Taylor

     It is fine that Trump has done much to support Israel over the rest of a hostile region, hostile to the West, but extreme caution needs to be taken with the present Iran crisis. We do not know what is going on here, whether Iran did first threaten America, but that is now all academic as Iran has again renewed its threat of destroying Israel. This is as serious as matters could get:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-13/world-war-3-top-iranian-official-taunts-us-not-ready-war-specially-when-israel
  http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/world-war-3-a-top-iranian-official-taunts-trump-they-are-not-ready-for-a-war-specially-when-israel-is-within-our-range
  https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-says-us-doesnt-dare-attack-for-fear-of-provoking-assault-on-israel/

“A senior Iranian official on Sunday dismissed the US military buildup in the region as psychological warfare, saying that the US will not attack for fear of provoking an Iranian assault on Israel. “The US military forces’ deployment in the Persian Gulf is more of the nature of psychological warfare. They are not ready for a war, specially when Israel is within our range,” the Iranian Parliament’s vice-speaker Ali Motahhari said on Sunday, according to the FARS news agency. In addition to its own missiles, Iranian proxies like Hezbollah in Lebanon and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip have hundreds of thousands of rockets aimed at Israel. Israel’s energy minister, a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warned earlier Sunday that escalating tensions between the US and Iran may lead the Islamic Republic to launch a missile assault against Israel.

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Robot Truckies By John Steele

     With immigrants and artificial intelligence closing down traditional jobs, one would hope that one could one get enough to scrape by, say, unloading trucks, even if one had a bad back. Think again, for that option has disappeared into the cyber smoke:
  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-03/robots-edge-closer-to-unloading-trucks-in-amazon-era-milestone?

“As FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc. beef up automation to keep pace with surging e-commerce and a potential threat from Amazon.com Inc., they’ve been stumped at a crucial stage: loading and unloading trucks. Robot makers are getting close to solving part of that puzzle. Siemens AG and Honeywell International Inc. have built machines that pull packages from the back of a tractor-trailer and place them on conveyor belts, whizzing the parcels off for sorting. Making robots that can load trucks is more complicated, although clearing that hurdle isn’t far off. “The biggest challenge in our world is: Every single package is different in size, shape, weight, color, material,” said Ted Dengel, managing director of operations technology at FedEx’s ground-delivery unit. “It makes it a very tricky problem.”

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Based Italian Intellectual Exposes Soros, Who Lends His Face to those Behind Him By Richard Miller

     There is always something interesting at Zero Hedge.com, the apocalyptic economic site that young Wall Street bulls like to read on their iPhone while eating a cheese burger. This article deals with our main man, George Soros:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-12/george-soros-business-illegal-immigration
  https://gefira.org/en/2019/05/07/a-criminal-phenomenon/

     The interview is with Italian journalist Francesca Totolo, author of Inferno Spa, the metaphor being to Dante’s Devine Comedy, a vision of hell, and the word “spa” refers to an Italian joint-stock company.  The book dealing with immigration and the demographic displacement of the European people is summed up by Gianandrea Gaiani: “Never before has a criminal phenomenon enjoyed widespread international support by governments, political parties, religious and civilian organizations, popular opinion, and never before has a sovereign state renounced to exercise control over its borders.”

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Capitalist Turns on Capitalism, After Getting Rich By Chris Knight

     It is odd that a capitalist would turn against the system after getting rich. If I was rich, then I would simply spend my time getting richer, making useful products that help society and also me. Why would one want to pursue social agenda when there could be the thrill of making money? Being dirt poor one can only dream:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/12/patagonia-founder-claims-capitalist-system-made-him-wealthy-destroying-planet/

“The man who became a billionaire selling sporting equipment and athletic clothing claims that the system that made him rich is “destroying the planet” and that those who deny climate change — including President Donald Trump — are “evil.” Yvon Chouinard started his business after deciding to make his own equipment for mountain climbing and eventually Patagonia was born. The high-end company has made him rich, but Chouinard has also always been an environmental activist and now a climate change zealot. In an interview with the Guardian, Chouinard, who lives in California, expressed his contempt for capitalism and his disdain for climate change “deniers.” “In his bridge-club cords and grandpa shoes, 80-year-old Yvon Chouinard doesn’t look the rock-star entrepreneur,” the Guardian reported. “And, when he speaks, he doesn’t sound much like one either. The founder of U.S. outdoor apparel brand Patagonia believes stock market valuations are ‘absurd.’ investing in shares is ‘buying blue sky’ – and modern-day capitalism is destroying the planet.

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The Chinese Money Trap By Peter Bennett

     After you watch this brief video and realise that China has its claws in many countries through its loan scheme; you will be concerned about the situation in Australia.  It is not only China but all foreign borrowings which can lead to the conclusions drawn in the video. To avoid such a disaster we must revert to the wonderful facility offered by the old Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  I mean before it split into our Reserve Bank and the Commonwealth Trading Bank.  It provided finance for World War 1 at minimal rates of interest.  It also provided long term, low interest loans to farmers; money for oil refining; coastal shipping and many other necessities.  This must be re-activated so we do not borrow from foreign sources.  Foreign borrowing was not necessary in the WW1 days and it is not needed now.  Australia is resource rich and can finance its own development.

     And a Chinese company holds a 90 year lease on the Port of Darwin!!!!!!

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On Condemning Usury By James Reed

     I am just a simple man, and perhaps writing about economic issues that affect our very existence should be left to the experts. But, wait, isn’t that centralism too, and if that is bad in politics, then why not knowledge? Do we ordinary people have a right to a say, or is the ground solely to be covered by experts, even if it is from our side? Anyway, some non-experts are starting to challenge the elitist economic hierarchy, with Tucker Carlson speaking up against usury.

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Dark Nazi Eugenic Secrets of Chemical Giants By Chris Knight

     Isn’t amazing what big business gets up to and gets away with? Let’s talk about Nazis, eugenic and its money backers:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-08-israeli-researcher-claims-chemical-giant-dupont-colluded-with-nazi-germany-eugenics.html
  https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-researcher-dupont-helped-nazi-germany-out-of-ideology-1.7186636

“A doctoral candidate at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem says that research he’s been conducting has led him to the conclusion that chemical giant DuPont had a well-established relationship with the Nazis in Germany both before and during World War II, and was working with the Hitler regime to develop eugenics programs against targeted enemies. According to Nadan Feldman, as many as 150 United States corporations had similar such ties to the Nazis. But he claims that DuPont, like other drug and chemical companies at the time, were especially close to Hitler, working in lockstep with the political movement more out of a shared sense of ideology and belief, as opposed to simply for profit. After poring through many years’ worth of financial and regulatory reports, including back-and-forth correspondence between DuPont executives and the Nazis, Feldman determined that “the main motive” of DuPont’s involvement with German powers during the 1930s and 1940s was simply to further the cause of the Nazis. “The researcher pointed out that DuPont executives began providing support to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in the 1920s, well before the 1932 elections which led to the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship in the country in 1933,” Haaretz reports. “In addition to financial support to Hitler, executives allegedly provided financial support to extremist groups in the United States itself, and expressed an interest in causes taken up by the German fascists, such as eugenics and the theory of racial superiority,” the Israeli news outlets adds, noting that one of these executives was former DuPont president Irenee du Pont, according to Feldman.”

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Dark Nazi Eugenic Secrets of Chemical Giants By Chris Knight

     Isn’t amazing what big business gets up to and gets away with? Let’s talk about Nazis, eugenic and its money backers:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-08-israeli-researcher-claims-chemical-giant-dupont-colluded-with-nazi-germany-eugenics.html
  https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-researcher-dupont-helped-nazi-germany-out-of-ideology-1.7186636

“A doctoral candidate at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem says that research he’s been conducting has led him to the conclusion that chemical giant DuPont had a well-established relationship with the Nazis in Germany both before and during World War II, and was working with the Hitler regime to develop eugenics programs against targeted enemies. According to Nadan Feldman, as many as 150 United States corporations had similar such ties to the Nazis. But he claims that DuPont, like other drug and chemical companies at the time, were especially close to Hitler, working in lockstep with the political movement more out of a shared sense of ideology and belief, as opposed to simply for profit. After poring through many years’ worth of financial and regulatory reports, including back-and-forth correspondence between DuPont executives and the Nazis, Feldman determined that “the main motive” of DuPont’s involvement with German powers during the 1930s and 1940s was simply to further the cause of the Nazis. “The researcher pointed out that DuPont executives began providing support to Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in the 1920s, well before the 1932 elections which led to the establishment of the Nazi dictatorship in the country in 1933,” Haaretz reports. “In addition to financial support to Hitler, executives allegedly provided financial support to extremist groups in the United States itself, and expressed an interest in causes taken up by the German fascists, such as eugenics and the theory of racial superiority,” the Israeli news outlets adds, noting that one of these executives was former DuPont president Irenee du Pont, according to Feldman.”

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Is Diversity Strength? By Peter Ewer

     The American Thinker, which has articles in an annoying type of column rather than across the page like normal dissents, has a rather good article questioning the ruling ethos that diversity is strength:
  https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/is_diversity_strength.html

“Diversity is defined as something composed of different elements.  In sociological and political terms, it means the inclusion of people of different races, cultures, religions, and economic background into a group or organization.  The politically correct party line is that this inclusion, often forced by quotas and government mandates, makes the organization stronger.  But does it?  Is diversity strength? It depends.  It depends upon the degree in which it is done and whether or not brute force is used to make it happen. An analogy can be drawn from Eco 101.  If labor is used to make a product, when a unit of capital is added to the process, the output increases.  As you add successive units of capital, the output increases but at a lower rate.  Eventually, a point of maximum output is reached, after which the addition of more capital leads to lower output.  This is the area of diminishing returns or lower output.

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Letter to The Editor - The Mad Mad Maths of Australian Emissions Targets

Most politicians live in a green fantasy-land where facts and numbers don’t count.

They dream up fanciful figures for proposed cuts to industrial and agricultural emissions without any understanding of the remorseless growth of population.

The Australian government has set a target to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 27% from 2005 levels by 2030, just 11 years away. The ALP opposition plans to cut emissions by a staggering 45% by 2030.

Australia’s population is growing at 1.7% per year (higher than most other developed countries). At this growth rate, population will increase by about 50% from 2005 levels by 2030.

If we did NOTHING about cutting emissions, and the economy stood still, the continuing rise in population will ensure that emissions (and economic activity) per head of population will fall by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Who among us is volunteering to use 30% less food, petrol, gas and electricity than we used in 2005 solely because of population growth? Who is promising to abolish the baby bonus and cut our intake of migrants, refugees, tourists and foreign students by 30%?

And of those prepared to make these sacrifices, who is volunteering to meet even the modest government cuts proposed for 2030 which will require us to use 50% less food, petrol, gas and electricity per capita than we used in 2005? The Green/ALP cuts would take us back to the middle ages.

We have just three choices – reduce population growth; abolish emissions targets; or welcome creeping poverty.

There is a fourth choice – eject all climate fools from the political stables in Canberra.

Their proposed emissions targets will harm the natural environment by splattering the land with subsidised wind and solar monstrosities. They will also divert land from producing food to producing ethanol fuel for cars, and they will force poor people into poverty with soaring electricity prices.

But they will have no measurable effect on climate.

  Viv Forbes

Authorised by K. W. Grundy
13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

Financial Warfare By James Reed

     The next level of anarcho-tyranny, following on from the banning by Big Tech, is to simply financially starve people who have any views even minimally conflicting with the New World Order agenda. The elites did a test run against the US National Rifle Association, but now are all juiced up to eliminate all of the rest, way down to the smallest Right-wing beetle, living peacefully under some leaf:
  https://www.rt.com/usa/458267-mastercard-human-rights-censorship/
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/dystopian-approach-sec-gives-blessing-to-mastercards-idea-of-cutting-off-customers-with-right-wing-views_05062019
  https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/mastercard-activists-cut-off-donations-far-right

“Blocking payments to individuals or groups by financial service firms impedes freedom of speech in a free society, journalist Ben Swann has told RT, following reports that MasterCard is allegedly on course to censor the far-right. The New York-based firm is reportedly being forced by left-leaning liberal activists to set up an internal “human rights committee” that would monitor payments to “white supremacist groups and anti-Islam activists.” “The problem is that everyone has their own views and, in a free society, the idea of a free society is that you are free to have your belief systems, as long as you’re not harming anyone else physically,” Swann told RT America. “But your belief system belongs to you and you have the right be wrong. White supremacists have the right to be wrong.” MasterCard is not the only holder of purse-strings that is mulling the selective banning of individuals from their services and funds. Patreon and PayPal have previously barred individuals from receiving payments using their platforms, due to their extreme views.

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Could Australian Universities be Shonky? Surely Not! By James Reed

     Well, Four Corners, which brings to my mind a tasty square meat pie (coming senility), certainly took a bite at the international student-marketed-universities with its exposure of universities ignoring English language requirements to bring in the big payers …  yes sir, we love those Renminbi with their glorious picture of Chairman Mao, not that I am saying that there is anything wrong with that:
  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-06/utas-announces-external-review-in-wake-of-four-corners-program/11084814

“The University of Tasmania (UTAS) has announced an external review of international admissions processes following allegations students are being admitted despite not meeting English requirements. Four Corners, which aired on Monday night, contained allegations Australian universities have been waiving their own English entry standards in a bid to attract more high-paying international students. The report cited an email from a UTAS staff member, which referred to "waiving" English requirements. "As a part of our last-mile efforts to encourage acceptances for July 2018, the university will be waiving the English condition in order to assist the students who are yet to meet their English conditions," the email read. The email went on to say students could provide documents to the university showing work experience in English, or two English tests combined where one fails to reach the admission standard in an attempt to get an English waiver, the Four Corners report said. In a statement released this afternoon, UTAS vice-chancellor Professor Rufus Black denied the university treated international students like "cash cows".

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Will China have a Military Base on Your Street? By James Reed

     I saw a great electoral advert by the United Australia Party about the Chinese takeover of Western Australian mining resources. Here is some written material about this:
  https://www.unitedaustraliaparty.org.au/wa-labor-government-supporting-secret-takeover-of-australia/

Media release
WA Labor Government supporting secret takeover of Australia
The Labor government was supporting the clandestine takeover of Australia by granting Chinese communist government owned companies extraordinary powers to build and operate strategic assets in WA. That’s the stark assessment from the Leader of the United Australia Party’s Senate Team for Western Australia, James McDonald, who says allowing Chinese state-owned conglomerate CITIC Limited to build a jet airstrip in the Pilbara and exercise control over the deep water port at Cape Preston should be deeply concerning for all Australians. “Under a cloak of secrecy with the help of the Labor party,   Chinese communist government owned companies have built a private jet airport approximately 80km south of Karratha and the existing Karratha airport,’’ Mr McDonald said.

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Letter to the Editor - Flood Plains are for Floods

     Flood plains are created by floods. People should be free to build houses beside picturesque rivers but they must put up with the occasional flood. Community groups will always help those stricken by floods but taxpayers and other insurers should not be forced to subsidise the insurance and flood damage costs for those who choose to live on flood plains. Sensible people build on the hills and leave the flood plains for floods, farms, trees, market gardens and grass. Rational town planning would require sellers and developers to provide accurate flood maps to buyers and councils should paint flood levels on power poles. Essential infrastructure should not be built on flood plains. And rather than wasting billions on trying to change the global climate, governments should spend those billions on weather-proofing railways, bridges, roads and electricity supply.

  Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld

Authorised by K. W. Grundy
13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

The Left on the Rise of the Robots By Brian Simpson

     I stumbled onto this Left-wing site, “It’s Going Down,” by an accidental surfing and wash-out event. The opening bad language almost made me click off, but some perverse fascination kept my interest, as it seemed that even the Left are getting worried about the rise of the machines, and the displacement of workers:
  http://archive.is/z5sVd

“The scars of neoliberalism dot our landscape. But while outsourcing has pushed production overseas, at the same time in the last19 years, the majority of jobs lost in manufacturing, 85%, has been to machines that can now do the work of humans, also known as automation. Over the next 10 to 15 years, massive amounts of the American workforce are also expected to be displaced from their jobs by machines. As one expert on automation recently stated, cities like Las Vegas in ten years could become the next Detroit, as robots replace service workers. Meanwhile, other places will soon start to feel the hit with the coming of self-driving vehicles in the trucking industry, as massive corporations now pump billions into the creation of autonomous cars and trucks that will allow companies to compete with Amazon. The future is here, but only to leave us behind. In the face of this, economists and those in the tech industry expect two things. The first is simply that there will be widespread job displacement and loss; in short, things will get worse for the working class. But moreover, they argue that with so many workers making so little, there will be no one to buy their products. Such a situation, besides triggering a massive recession, may also lead to something the elites are even more afraid of: rebellion, revolt, and revolution.

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Taxes Unto Death By James Reed

     It looks like it is time for Labor to be let back in to do their damage, political correctness overdrive like the bad old days of Julia Gillard. Then there is tax, tax, and more tax, which should interest the punters out there in the ‘burbs:
  https://joshfrydenberg.com.au/latest-news/21149/?fbclid=IwAR3BU2Ew30nOoogO_QFChoyg_cylpeAA18aiCurEVAWX-8Ccz1sozkHWX7Q

“THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP Treasurer MEDIA RELEASE Media contact: Danielle McKay — Office of the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP — 02 6277 7340 The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP | Treasurer | MELBOURNE 24 January 2019 DEATH TAXES – YOU DON’T SAY, BILL! Facing growing pressure over Labor’s disastrous housing and retirees taxes, Bill Shorten today sought to deflect attention by flippantly remarking that the next thing they say will be “that Labor wants to introduce death taxes.” You don’t say, Mr Shorten! Indeed, it was Shorten’s Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh who wrote an article titled “Bring Back the Inheritance Tax” in which he enthusiastically states: “From a pure economic rationalist perspective … what is often not recognised is that inheritance taxes are also an efficient form of revenue raising” Andrew Leigh, New Matilda, 7 March 2006 Dr Leigh, who will be responsible for crafting tax policy were Labor to be elected, has written extensively on the subject, including a paper titled “Toying with Death and Taxes”. But it is not only Labor frontbenchers who believe in the death tax.

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Letter to The Editor - Testing Green Energy

     Let’s carry out a real energy experiment in Australia. Insist that Victoria and South Australia become “zero emission states” with all electricity generated by wind, solar or hydro and backed up by giant batteries. Mandate electric cars and levy a climate tax on all emissions from cattle and petrol/diesel engines. Let Qld choose freely from unsubsidised coal, gas or green power with no climate taxes. Leave their cows, cars, and trucks alone. Stop all interstate transfer of electricity into test areas. Let’s see what happens to electricity reliability and prices, industrial activity, jobs and interstate migration of climate refugees.
  Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld

Authorised by K. W. Grundy
13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

We have Already had Two Wars with China, So Expect a Third By James Reed

     There is an excellent article by Brett Stevens:
  http://www.amerika.org/politics/reminder-we-fought-two-wars-against-china/

Dealing with the coming military threat of China. First, he makes the point that the US, and by implication, Australia, has already fought two wars against China, with over half a million Chinese dying –  the Korean War. Then, China was involved in supplying troops and other support in the Vietnam war.
  https://www.britannica.com/event/Korean-War

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Letter to The Editor - Why Big Miners turned Green

“Big miners like Rio and BHP employ many geologists, chemists and physicists who can show that natural climate cycles have been occurring for millions of years. Why then are their boards pushing the man-made climate fable?
“It’s all about money.
“Wind turbines, solar farms and electric cars need humungous amounts of copper, steel, rare earths, lithium, silicon and aluminium for towers, transmission lines, charging stations, generators, motors, panels and batteries.
“This means higher metal prices and bigger profits, dividends and bonuses.
“All pretty simple.
“In a big race always back “Vested Interest” – you know he is really trying.”

  By Viv Forbes, BSc, MAusIMM, Executive Director, the Saltbush Club

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Send the Refugees to the Elite Suburbs! By James Reed

     Open border socialists types always like to take the high moral ground because they personally do not have to pay the costs of their promiscuous, pathological altruism. There is also a vast hypocrisy in the system, such as the universities, which while opening advocating all sorts of socialism, will use their obese security guards, usually dressed in play school police uniforms, to kick homeless people off campus. I recall seeing one such police-wannta be scream at a homeless Aboriginal man collecting cans and bottle from a bin. Yet, in buildings not too far away, politically correct academics would be lecturing on white racism. Would these same lecturers dip into their pockets to support a homeless Aboriginal person? Well, I have seen a notable academic who has made a good living off of the white guilt gravy train quickly cross the city street by the university when a homeless Aboriginal person moved in their direction. The universities are hypocritical to the core.

     A good illustration of this large-scale social hypocrisy is the elites and their response to homeless people, and here I have been inspired with insights from Uncle Len, Len Hart, our own dispossessed majority member. The wealthy basically consider that the poor are “unclean,” contaminated, even if they mouth off Leftist ideology in their law jobs or whatever. Evidence:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-29/wealthy-elites-freak-out-homeless-hordes-take-over-west-coast-neighborhoods

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