The Shape of Progressive Gymnastics By the Angry Granny, Mrs Vera West

     Right, let’s get to it in rounding up this week’s leading news items in the theatre of the absurd, or should I say, gymnastics?

“Female gymnasts of all ages at thousands of British clubs must now use the same changing facilities and toilets as males who identify as female, following a ruling by the sport’s governing body. Women and girls travelling to official competitions have also been told they must share accommodation with boys and men who identify as female. Controversially, the edict by British Gymnastics, which has a membership of more than 350,000 – the vast majority of whom are under 16 – bans coaches from telling parents their daughter is sharing a room with a boy who has declared themself as female. It adds that anyone ‘unhappy’ with the new rules must make their own ‘alternative arrangements’. It is unclear whether males who identify as females will be allowed to share showers with female gymnasts. There has been a furious backlash from parents, who say the organisation’s transgender policy – introduced after advice from transgender campaigners – puts their daughters’ safety at risk. In a further ruling, boys and men who identify as female are allowed to participate in female-only competitions.

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In Praise of Robo-Journalism By Brian Simpson

     I welcome, in a near-nihilistic fashion, that the rise of robots will eliminate the jobs of many of our enemies. Take journalists for example; while this site would be hard-pressed to programme a robot to write the nonsense that I write, that is not so for mainstream journalism, which is essentially mechanical bs that would be perfectly replicable by a machine, since the people writing it now are no more than meat machines, soulless and evil:

“A text-generating "bot" nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia -- in just five minutes. These kinds of artificial intelligence programs -- available for nearly a decade -- are becoming more widespread as news organizations turn to them to produce stories, personalize news delivery and in some cases sift through data to find important news. Tobi wrote on vote results for each of Switzerland's 2,222 municipalities, in both French and German, for the country's largest media group, according to a paper presented last month at the Computation + Journalism conference in Miami. A similar automated program called Heliograf has enabled The Washington Post daily to cover some 500 election races, along with local sports and business, since 2014. "We've seen a greater acceptance of the potential for artificial intelligence, or robo-journalism, in newsrooms around the world," said Damian Radcliffe, a University of Oregon professor who follows consumer trends and business models for journalism. "These systems can offer speed and accuracy and potentially support the realities of smaller newsrooms and the time pressures of journalists."

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Soon Even Babies Will Vote for Labor By James Reed

     While the Americans are working their electoral system so that illegals will vote, and run the show, creating even more illegals, here in Australia, the Greens and Labor want babies to vote, maybe even embryos! (Question: would aborted foetuses be able to vote before being killed under this scheme!) Well, almost:;query=Id%3A%22chamber%2Fhansards%2F170e9d36-1eb1-4c66-932c-d29535f966c1%2F0146%22

“Reading SPEECH Thursday, 21 June 2018 BY AUTHORITY OF THE SENATE Thursday, 21 June 2018 THE SENATE 3646 CHAMBER SPEECH Date Thursday, 21 June 2018 Source Senate Page 3646 Proof No Questioner Responder Speaker Steele-John, Sen Jordon Question No. Senator STEELE-JOHN (Western Australia) (16:31): I must say I am thrilled to speak to the Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Lowering Voting Age and Increasing Voter Participation) Bill 2018 this afternoon. For far too long, politics has failed to properly represent young people or the issues we care about. There are many within this place and beyond who think young people don't care about our world or haven't earned the right to participate in our society from a perceived lack of experience or maturity. There are those who do not or cannot look to the future and, for that reason, see young people as a threat. In fact, many in this place see the disengagement of my generation from politics as politically convenient, even ideal. Young people need some political capital. Young people need some leverage.

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Amazon’s Amazing Tax Bill: Nothing! By Brian Simpson

     The capitalist/corporate communist system has been set up so the big players pay no tax at all. Look at Amazon:

“While some people have received some surprise tax bills when filing their returns, corporations continue to avoid paying tax — thanks to a cocktail of tax credits, loopholes, and exemptions. According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), Amazon (AMZN) will pay nothing in federal income taxes for the second year in a row. Thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Amazon’s federal tax responsibility is 21% (down from 35% in previous years). But with the help of tax breaks, according to corporate filings, Amazon won’t be paying a dime to Uncle Sam despite posting more than $11.2 billion in profits in 2018. How is that possible?

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Another Day; Another Race Riot By James Reed

     After a while one becomes uncomfortable numb to all of this, and sits back watching the inevitable outcome of diversity, diversifying.  This is the second time I have typed this essay. The first-time, the Word document simply closed down and my “save” did not save. That is because Word too is diverse, and diversifying. In fact, isn’t Word a good symbol of the multicult society, with all of its complexities, problems and evolution? Would Word 2000,000,000 have all of the bugs out?

“A witness to violent brawls between two groups in Melbourne's CBD has described how teenage Pacific Islander girls beat up African boys in chaotic scenes. Events planner Blagoja Stajkojic was on his way home from the Moomba Festival with friends when he came across a tense stand-off between two opposing groups. The Melbourne man claimed 100 African youths had staked their territory on the steps of Flinders Street Station and were playing rap music while a group of Pacific Islanders stood nearby. 'It was all really territorial. The Islanders were on the steps of Federation Square and groups of them just kept getting closer and closer. I could tell something was about to happen,' he told Daily Mail Australia. Mr Stajkojic, who managed to snap a photo of the two 'gangs' squaring up against each other, claimed things kicked off after glass bottles were thrown. He said there was only one winner in the crazed fighting, which rolled on for about three hours as dozens of riot squad officers roamed the city. 'Pound for pound the Pacific Islanders dominated the Africans. They were just bigger guys - three African guys got knocked unconscious,' he said. He also revealed the Pacific Islander girls were beating up the male African youths as well as their female adversaries, none of whom looked over the age of 18.”

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Trump Talking Tough By Charles Taylor

     With crazies going out and shooting people, tough talk is plain silly. Trump should stop trying to be a big man with talk and get down and build the wall.

“U.S. President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary warning to political opponents on Monday, telling a right-wing website that “it would be very bad, very bad” if his supporters in the military, police and a motorcycle group were provoked into getting “tough.” Trump uttered the remark in an interview with Breitbart News. It came, according to Breitbart, as Trump was arguing that “the left” plays politics in a more “vicious” manner than the pro-Trump right even though “the tough people” are on Trump’s side.”

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Even the Air is Now “Racist”! By Chris Knight

     Can I beat the “anti-racism is racist” story? Sure, as now even the air is racist:

“A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that white people contribute more to pollution than black and Latino people, but the latter suffer from it more than the white polluters. “The air that Americans breathe isn’t equal,” USA Today says in its report on the study. “Blacks and Hispanics disproportionately breathe air that’s been polluted by non-Hispanic whites, according to a study,” USA Today says. “This new research quantifies for the first time the racial gap between who causes air pollution – and who breathes it.” The study is available online, including a portion entitled “significance.” Racial–ethnic disparities in pollution exposure and in consumption of goods and services in the United States are well documented. Some may find it intuitive that, on average, black and Hispanic minorities bear a disproportionate burden from the air pollution caused mainly by non-Hispanic whites, but this effect has not previously been directly established, let alone quantified.

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Salvini Shows the Way! By Richard Miller

     With immigration being the big thing this week, there is more good news to report from Italy, which is moving under Salvini to finally control its borders:

“Italy has seen a radical drop in migrant arrivals in January under the migration policy of populist interior minister Matteo Salvini, down around 95 percent compared to January 2018. The interior minister compared the approach of the previous government under the left-wing Democratic Party of January 2018 with the populist coalition of the Five Star Movement and the League with Salvini saying, “the data shows that the Democratic Party had not blocked arrivals,” Il Giornale reports. The official data showed that 3,176 illegal immigrants arrived in Italy in January  2018 under the leadership of the Democratic Party which had told Italians they were actively working to reduce the number of landings and had reduced the number somewhat compared to 2017.”

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Now Being Anti-Racist is Racist! By Peter Ewer

     How mad, and bad can it get? Can it get to levels of sheer cosmic comic absurdity? Sure, for now even being anti-racist is racist, if you are white, so the entire universe, if not the multiverse is racist, so Social Justice Warriors will have to fight for eternity.

“During a guest lecture at Boston University on Monday, University of Washington Professor Robin DiAngelo told the audience a “dangerous white person” sees people as individuals rather than by skin color. DiAngelo, whose main field of work is “whiteness studies,” added that those who say they were taught to treat everyone the same deny black people of their reality, she said. In making the claim, DiAngelo said she was lifting the terminology from her frequent co-facilitator at speaking engagements, black scholar Erin Trent Johnson. DiAngelo’s comments were couched during a section of her talk titled “What Does It Mean To Be White” that discussed colorblindness and those who say “I was taught to treat everyone the same, or some version of that.”

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Good News on Immigration If We Can Believe It! By James Reed

     With all of the bad news, here is a little good news on the reduce immigration front:

“An annual cap of 160,000 is to be placed on the permanent migration intake in a move that will cut the targets set under the former Labor government by up to 30,000 people a year and impose for the first time an official ceiling on numbers. The Australian has confirmed that the government’s razor gang, the Expenditure Review Committee of cabinet, has signed off on the key elements of the Coalition’s broader population policy. Cabinet has also signed off on a regional settlement policy which will impose visa conditions requiring a fixed number of the general skilled migrant stream to reside in cities other than Sydney and Melbourne for a minimum of five years. There will also be incentives for overseas students, who numbered more than 500,000 last year, to attend regional universities and those in cities other than the two largest capitals.

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Delayed Adulthood By Mrs Vera West

     Across the West, the ruling elites are moving to recruit young voters, to keep up their power levels, and to prevent tragedies such as the election of the largely useless Donald Duck, sorry, Rump, sorry, Trump. The fear is that what is being farmed here are impressionable youth who are easily manipulated. Maybe, but the definition of an “adult” seems to have shifted:

“People don't become fully "adult" until they're in their 30s, according to brain scientists. Currently the UK law says you become a mature adult when you reach the age of 18. Scientists who study the brain and nervous system say the age at which you become an adult is different for everyone. Research suggests people aged 18 are still going through changes in the brain which can affect behaviour and make them more likely to develop mental health disorders. Professor Peter Jones, from Cambridge University, said: "What we're really saying is that to have a definition of when you move from childhood to adulthood looks increasingly absurd. "It's a much more nuanced transition that takes place over three decades." He added: "I guess systems like the education system, the health system and the legal system make it convenient for themselves by having definitions." When you reach 18, you can vote, buy alcohol, get a mortgage and are also treated as an adult if you get in trouble with the police. Despite this, Professor Jones says he believes experienced criminal judges recognise the difference between a 19-year-old defendant and a "hardened criminal" in their late 30s. "I think the system is adapting to what's hiding in plain sight, that people don't like (the idea of) a caterpillar turning into a butterfly," he said. "There isn't a childhood and then an adulthood. People are on a pathway, they're on a trajectory."

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Letter to The Editor - The House should change direction and vote for a no-deal exit

To The Australian        A comment by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ("EU lights path for May to be bypassed", 23-24/3) inadvertently exposes the corruption behind the ongoing effort to stop Britain from leaving the EU. “We're at a critical moment in the construction of Europe." It needs to be asked: "Who is that 'we'?" It is certainly not the 52% of Britons who voted in the 2016 referendum to leave. Clearly there are powerful interests, both inside and outside the UK, determined not to have their new nation-building jeopardised. French President Emmanuel Macron, riding this wave, arrogantly states that "the British politicians are incapable of putting in place what their people have demanded." No, not incapable, but, so far, as a group in the House of Commons, perversely unwilling. The House should change direction and vote for a no-deal exit. British liberties hang in the balance. Present pain but long-term gain.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Their campaigning to protect their group is not in itself "supremacism"

To The Australian        You have prominently labelled six remarks of Senator Fraser Anning as "incendiary" (19/3), but, while some of them contain exaggeration and simplification, they don't seem as worthy of condemnation as you suggest. What is wrong with urging a popular vote on immigration? The currently widespread use of the term "white supremacism" deserves some critical scrutiny too. It is natural and reasonable for people generally to prefer to live among those who share their ethnicity; and white people have some grounds for fearing that their security in this respect is gradually being taken away from them. Their campaigning to protect their group is not in itself "supremacism".
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Australia should have opened its arms to white South African farmers

To The Age        Jacqueline Maley is insensitive in claiming that "the idea of white persecution is not worth debating on its merits." ("Close window on prejudice", 19/3). I would have thought it is obvious that under black majority rule whites in South Africa have been wickedly and cruelly persecuted. Count the number of deaths and cases of brutal torture, to say nothing of property confiscations without compensation. There is hypocrisy in a world where in the recent past huge influence was brought to bear against the white minorities in southern Africa on the grounds of alleged unjust treatment of blacks, but almost no effort is made today to protect those minorities from unjust treatment by black triumphalists. Australia should have opened its arms to white South African farmers for ethical reasons based on extended family. Care for one's own ethnic group does not necessarily mean "hatred and fear of non-white people". And honesty is even more important than civility in our public debate.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

We All Need to be Calm and Tolerant By Bruce Bennett

     A big storm about nothing; a misunderstanding taken out of context, of course. Words do not mean what they mean, but rather, something else; maybe anything the elites want them to mean. Death threats may really be invitations of love:

“Scott Morrison says Turkey’s President has “moderated his views” after the Prime Minister took him on over his “very offensive” outburst against Australians. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office today said the President’s comments that Australians with anti-Muslim views would be sent back in coffins like “their grandfathers (in Gallipoli)” were taken out-of-context and that he welcomed Anzac Day visitors. The Prime Minister responded by stating “progress has been made” and that there would be further meetings with Turkish officials. “Overnight, progress has been made on this issue and overnight we’ve already seen a moderation of the president’s views,” he said.

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Blazing Acts of Desperation By Richard Miller

     In Italy, a migrant raises the terrible  issue of death of refugees in the Mediterranean, dramatically:

“The driver of a school bus filled with children has been arrested by Italian police for setting fire to the vehicle near Milan. The Senegalese man reportedly called for an end to “deaths in the Mediterranean” during the incident. Miraculously all 51 schoolboys managed to escape the fire without injuries, although 12 children and two adults were sent to hospital for smoke inhalation, according to RaiNews24. The 46-year-old Senegal-born driver reportedly spilled gasoline down the aisle of the bus while shouting that he wants to stop deaths in the Mediterranean Sea before igniting the blaze.”

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The Legal Status of Weeds By Ian Wilson LL.B

     Just as white people re beginning to lose their rights, others are set to catch them, such as plants and animals, in the great pendulum of history:

“University of Sydney research probing into the “moral, legal and political status” of animals and the environment has been slammed as “out of touch”, prompting questions over who is funding the study. A team of 14 university researchers studying “Multispecies Justice”, claim to explore rights for those that are “more than human” as part of the University of Sydney’s broader FutureFix program they themselves have dubbed as “counterintuitive”, as stated on their website. “Justice is typically thought to be the preserve of humans, and advocacy has sought to ensure all humans are subjects of justice,” researchers wrote on the university’s website. “But harms inflicted on animals and the environment are coming to be understood as injustices.”

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Get Your Pronouns Right! By Mrs Vera West

     In these tense times, getting one’s pronouns right is important, if freedoms are to be preserved:

“When Caroline Farrow, a Catholic commentator, and transgender rights campaigner Susie Green, agreed to take part in a television debate about a controversial Girl Guides policy, producers would have expected differences of opinion. But while the conversation on screen was certainly heated, it was what happened off-air when the pair continued the debate on Twitter that resulted in a six-month-long police investigation. Mrs Farrow, a mother of five with strong religious views, allegedly used the wrong pronoun when referring to Ms Green's transgender daughter. Ms Green was so angered by what she described as a "distressing and spiteful" attack that she lodged a formal complaint with Surrey police. On Monday night, they contacted Mrs Farrow and asked her to attend a voluntary police interview. The response by a police force which, like all others, is struggling to cope with violent crime and knife violence, will raise eyebrows and further fuel the debate around police priorities.”

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Surprise, Surprise; UN Migration Pact Binding After All! By James Reed

     At the time the elites from the UN lied and said that the Migration Pact, which creates virtually open borders migration, was not “binding,” but now after the ink has dried, the Pact is reviewed as binding, by the back door:

“Internal documents reveal that Brussels plans to incorporate the controversial UN migration pact into the EU’s legal framework “through the back door”, Austria and Hungary have warned. Earlier this week, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told Brussels the government was opposed to a report by the European Commission’s Legal Service declaring that the UN compact should have legally binding consequences for every EU member state including those which withdrew from the agreement. The compact describes mass migration as “inevitable, necessary and desirable”. As an increasing number of countries, including a handful of EU member states, began to have doubts about the UN compact in the weeks and months leading up to its signing in December last year, figures including Germany’s Angela Merkel insisted to its opponents that the document was non-binding, while media outlets attacked any suggestion to the contrary as “far-right conspiracy theory”. Given these repeated assurances from key European figures, Kneissl told local media she was “astonished” to discover the document showing the Commission had apparently reversed its previous stance that the pact was non-binding.”

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US Abortionists Cutting Babies’ Throats, but Not Discriminatory! By Mrs Vera West

     With all of the debate about the evils of discrimination, one would have thought at first glance that abortion would be such a discrimination, against the life of a living being, just as animal rights folk argue in parallel. But, no, the hypothetical right to life of the foetus is always trumped by feminist values, so that infanticide is now effectively permitted in New York.

     And, this:

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