London Bridge, Like London, has Fallen Down By Richard Miller

     Below are some articles on the London Bridge attacker, a convicted terrorist who was recently released from prison.  Apart from the first two by Breitbart, one struggles to find out the ethnicity of the attacker, and even that he is a terrorist. Interested readers can wander through these articles to see the generally selective coverage of most of them, at least as far as I am concerned. After that, definitely go to the last article here, to see my witty comments:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/29/report-suspected-london-attacker-was-convicted-terrorist-recently-released-from-prison/
  https://www.foxnews.com/world/london-bridge-closed-by-british-police-amid-reports-of-gunshots
  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/uk-police-clear-london-bridge-after-reports-of-gunshots
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7739057/Gun-shots-heard-London-Bridge-police-confirm-incident-area.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7739057/Gun-shots-heard-London-Bridge-police-confirm-incident-area.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7739939/Several-people-wounded-stabbing-shopping-street-Hague.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/man-wielding-5-narwhal-tusk-helped-subdue-london-bridge-terrorist

     This is all I could find about how the knife attacker was stopped, namely by a bystander using a 5-foot narwhal tusk to subdue the knife man. I did not know that this was, so I researched it.
  https://oceanconservancy.org/blog/2019/03/08/exactly-narwhal-tusk/

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On Censorship By Charles Taylor

     This is interesting, and from a mainstream publication, to boot:
  https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/copenhagen-speech-violence

“Several weeks ago, New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff conducted the following interview with Flemming Rose, the foreign editor of Jyllands-Posten, the Danish daily newspaper known for having published twelve cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Rose, who was then the culture editor, made the decision to publish the cartoons, which sparked attacks and violent protests across the Muslim world, and multiple terrorist plots against Jyllands-Posten, Rose, and other staff members. Rose’s book, “The Tyranny of Silence,” was published late last year in the U.S. Rose and Mankoff spoke about the book and Rose’s views on free speech in person, and continued their conversation via e-mail. Researching my book, I looked into what actually happened in the Weimar Republic. I found that, contrary to what most people think, Weimar Germany did have hate-speech laws, and they were applied quite frequently. The assertion that Nazi propaganda played a significant role in mobilizing anti-Jewish sentiment is, of course, irrefutable. But to claim that the Holocaust could have been prevented if only anti-Semitic speech and Nazi propaganda had been banned has little basis in reality. Leading Nazis such as Joseph Goebbels, Theodor Fritsch, and Julius Streicher were all prosecuted for anti-Semitic speech. Streicher served two prison sentences.

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The Twilight Zone of the Twilight Zone By Charles Taylor

     Last night my son got me to watch and episode of the 2019 remake (actually the third remake) of the Rod Sterling 1960s The Twilight Zone TV series. The episode I watched, “Replay,” and I missed the beginning, going to the toilet, has this summary from Wiki, so I want to be accurate before hammering it:
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twilight_Zone_(2019_TV_series)

     Nope I can’t quote it as the box summary goes over the page. But what happens is that Nina Harrison, mixed race, has a much darker son. She has her father’s old cam recorder, that allows her to wind back time. She had a falling out with the father, so this is all deeply symbolic stuff. The pair are off to take the son to a Black university, but they are prevented by a white racist cop, who wants to kill the son, for being Black; you know, whites prevent Blacks from going to university.  We go through a number of these events, with Nina truing back time. Then she goes back to the old family home, sees her brother who know how to deal with white racists, they take a secret passage to the school, but while there are confronted by racist police who want to kill them, but all the other Black folk take a stand, get out their phones and record, and the demonic whites retreat, to  go back to “hell.”

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Should We Worry about Academics Working for Communist China? By James Reed

     It is hard to believe, but the modern Australian university could actually be indirectly helping the Communist Party of China, as incredible as that sounds, since very few Leftoids have been known to exist on Australian campuses:
  https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/australian-strategic-policy-institute-warns-of-doing-research-with-people-with-links-to-the-communist-party-of-china/news-story/6141a8e31827725208f5342a105b78d8?type=curated&position=4&overallPos=4&utm_source=AdelaideNow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial

“Dozens of partnerships between South Australian universities and Chinese institutions pose the threat that research could be used to undermine key defence projects, a report warns. There are ongoing top-level concerns about the Communist Party of China’s attempts to spy on the state’s warship and submarine programs. But the report, by The Australian Strategic Policy Institute, warns that at the same time, researchers might also be inadvertently helping the Chinese develop its military capabilities. It highlights the University of Adelaide and a 2016 project with the Aero Engine Corporation of China working on “superior rubber-based materials” for use in planes, cars and ships. The ASPI has created a website to track Chinese universities and their affiliations with the military, and is calling on universities and the Federal Government to protect themselves. The report’s author, Alex Joske, an analyst with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre, says universities and governments must prevent any exploitation by rival militaries. The University of SA has 35 joint projects with China listed on its website, not all of which are active, while Flinders University lists 17, of which six are no longer active, and the University of Adelaide has 57, most of which are about educating Chinese students or in agriculture, medicine and engineering. A spokesman said no concerns had been raised about their researchers’ work. But Mr Joske argues funding pressures make universities more likely to enter partnerships that could compromise them, as the CCP pours billions into defence research. Universities have an obligation to “avoid recklessly harming human rights or national security”.

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Close Down Parliament House Canberra?! On this One I am all with the Extinction Folk! By James Reed

     Well, I am impressed, and I do not impress easily. Imagine the ingenuity involved here, in coming up with a scheme to shut down the pollies in Canberra, by stopping them getting to their rat holes!
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/extinction-rebellion-threat-to-block-mps/news-story/1e6097b33a831c7e637cbbfae956ecc7

“Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has threatened to blockade Canberra airport when parliament rises unless MPs meet its demand and begin to “shut down the fossil fuel industry” in the next two weeks. An ACT division of the group has written a letter to all federal MPs demanding that parliament also “legislate towards meeting net zero emissions” by 2025. “If you fail to do this by the last sitting day of parliament, we will give you a taste of the kind of disruption that you are inflicting on ordinary people across the world by failing to take action on climate change,” the letter said.  “We plan to blockade your route to the airport on the 5th of December.
‘‘You don’t deserve a smooth trip home from work if your work is ensuring the continued destruction of the planet.” Resources Minister Matt Canavan told The Australian the tactic was “straight from the Green activist playbook”. “They always resort to threats and blackmail when reason and debate fails,” he said. Labor’s resource spokesman, Joel Fitzgibbon — who holds the NSW electorate of Hunter where coalmining is a key industry — was also unimpressed. He warned that the demand for net zero emissions by 2025 would “destroy our economy”. “Their idealism is to be commended but a dose of realism would be a good thing too,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

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More on the Swedish War Zone By Richard Miller

     Need to do a quickie article on the horrors of the modern West? Do not have time for research, it simply has to meet the deadline? Well, Sweden comes ever to the rescue, with no end to degeneracy and cultural decline:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/13/bbc-wakes-up-sweden-bombing-epidemic-years-after-breitbart/
  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50339977

“The publicly-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has woken up to Sweden’s bombing epidemic years after Breitbart News. In an analysis article titled ‘Sweden’s 100 explosions this year: What’s going on?’, the BBC acknowledged the epidemic of gang crime, gun crime, and criminal use of explosives which Breitbart London has been reporting for years — while the mainstream media scoffed and continued to hail the country as a Scandinavial left-liberal paradise. “Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, targeting city centre locations [as well as heavily migrant-populated suburbs],” the so-called public interest broadcaster conceded. “This category of crime was not even logged prior to 2017. Then, in 2018, there were 162 explosions and in the past two months alone the bomb squad have been called to almost 30,” they reported. The report managed to avoid directly citing the immigration connection for over twenty paragraphs, however, and then only addressed the issue obliquely, observing that  “Swedish police do not record or release the ethnicity of suspects or convicted criminals, but intelligence chief Linda H Straaf says many do share a similar profile.”

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Hunting the Deplorables By Charles Taylor (Florida)

     If this was done to any other racial group other than whites …no …  it would not be done, that is unthinkable in our Great Replacement world:
  https://summit.news/2019/11/25/new-amazon-show-features-white-people-wearing-red-maga-style-hats-being-hunted-as-nazis/

“A new Amazon Prime show starring Al Pacino features a group of “diverse” vigilantes who hunt down and kill “Nazis,” some of whom are depicted wearing red MAGA-style hats. Called Hunters, the trailer for the show, which is set in New York in 1977, is dominated by Pacino’s character, a Nazi-hunting Jewish ringleader named Meyer Offerman who justifies the killings by asserting, “This is not murder, This is mitzvah.” “For eons, people like us have been degraded and exterminated. But no more,” says Pacino as images of Jews and black people are shown. The clips featured in the trailer portray numerous acts of violence against the “Nazis,” including stabbings, a woman being punched in the face and a car containing the victims being blown up. According to People, the vigilante group, described as “diverse,” discovers that “hundreds of escaped Nazis are living in America” and then “set out on a bloody quest for revenge and justice.” The plot of the show appears to bear numerous similarities to Jason Blum’s The Hunt, a horror movie that centered around a group of liberals who hunt down red state conservatives. The release of The Hunt was postponed following criticism from President Trump and the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.”

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On Keating By Ron Bett

     Paul Keating is back, but when did he ever leave ?, beating the China drum. Here is some background reading for those who came in late, and this is all material in the public domain, and does not necessarily reflect the views of this writer or other staff here, who may hold less extreme, or more, over-the-top extreme views, we will not speculate, only report:
  https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2019/11/26/former-australian-prime-minister-paul-keating-is-on-chinas-payroll-and-is-chinas-puppet-its-time-for-labor-to-sack-him/
  https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/foreign-interference-laws-chinese-russian-state-media-will-have-to-declare-as-foreign-agents-20171206-gzzyol.html

“Former Prime Minister Paul Keating might have to register on the Turnbull government's agents of foreign influence list because he sits on an advisory council for a Chinese government development bank, Fairfax Media understands. Sources have told Fairfax Media that a reading of the criteria of the government's new transparency scheme requiring agents of foreign influence to register on a public list suggests someone in Mr Keating's circumstances would have to seriously consider registering themselves. The former prime minister sits on an advisory council to the China Development Bank, a state-owned bank that raises money for large infrastructure projects. Mr Keating declined to comment on Wednesday. Under the scheme, which the government has stressed does not taint the people or organisations listed on it but merely lets Australians know who has connections to foreign powers, anyone representing foreign interests is expected to register. The head of the Attorney-General's Department will have powers under the new laws to judge whether someone who has not registered should be on the list. Someone who avoids registering when they should can be charged with a criminal offence. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday: "If in doubt, register."

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New Zealand; Land of Death By Mrs Vera West

     How ironic, New Zealand bans guns because of the tragedy, but passes a euthanasia/suicide law.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-11-23-new-zealand-passes-euthanasia-law-suicide.html

“In a 69-51 vote, New Zealand’s parliament has voted to pass the so-called “End of Life Choice Bill,” which would legalize both euthanasia and assisted suicide for people over the age of 18 who suffer from terminal illnesses that have the potential to end their lives within six months. The controversial legislation recently passed its third and final reading in the New Zealand House, and will now have to be voted on by referendum in New Zealand’s upcoming 2020 General Election. In other words, the general New Zealand public will be the ultimate deciding factor as to whether or not the End of Life Choice Bill officially becomes law. Under normal circumstances, when a bill passes its third reading by the Queen’s representative, the Governor-General would sign it into law through a process known as Royal Assent. But an amendment was added to the End of Life Choice Bill requiring it to go up for a final referendum vote, which is its next step. The only problem is that most New Zealanders don’t understand what the bill is about, and most of them mistakenly believe that it’s more innocuous than it sounds based on its name. According to reports, nearly three in four New Zealanders think the End of Life Choice Bill is about giving people the opportunity to simply turn off life support machines for the terminally ill. Some 70 percent think that refusal to be resuscitated will also be legalized.

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Silence of the Lambs By Mrs Vera West

     The sexual abuse of defeated peoples in a war, such as the Soviet mass rape of German women post WWII, is common. Defeated people become the protein spoils of war, that the dogs of war abuse and eat, sometimes, literally. But what is new about today is the use of the host populations’ children as play things of the elites, the 1 percenters that control the fate of nations:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7703257/New-photos-Jeffrey-Epsteins-New-Mexico-ranch-pedophiles-eight-person-party-shower.html
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/epsteins-ny-mansion-had-secret-media-room-record-bedrooms-and-bathrooms-accuser

“A longstanding theory about Jeffrey Epstein and how he amassed over a half-billion dollars contends that he was running a high-classblackmail operation, in which powerful men were lured into having sex with underage women. According to accuser Maria Farmer, Epstein's New York mansion - (which was reportedly "stocked with young female "masseuses"" and "A discreet room with massage table, lubricants and, no doubt, cameras stood ready off the main lobby") says the Manhattan home was under constant CCTV surveillance and had a "media room" on the first floor, according to an interview with CBS This Morning (via The Sun). The now 49-year-old told CBS This Morning how Epstein's' home was under constant TV surveillance. She told co-host Anthony Mason how Epstein showed her the 'media room'. Maria said: "The main thing he did when I walked in and thought was interesting, he showed me where the men monitoring everything were. "So if you’re facing the house, there’s a window on the right that’s barred – that’s the room, the ‘media room’ is what he called it. "And so there was a door that looked like an invisible door with all this limestone and everything and you push it and you go in and I saw all the cameras. She then points to how she remembers the televisions were stack on top of each other. Maria said: "What it was – was like old televisions basically, like stacked." "They were monitors inside this cabinet and there were men sitting here and I looked on the cameras and I saw toilet, toilet, bed, bed, toilet, bed. "And I was like I’m never going to use the restroom here and I am never going to sleep here." -The Sun.

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Why I Will Not be Joining the Defence Forces (Again) By John Steele

     Well, apart from marching into the mid-70s in years, I will not be part of Australia’s dad’s army, because a war hero, whom I must respect, tells me so:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7685471/Victoria-Cross-winning-war-hero-Ben-Roberts-Smith-tells-potential-recruits-NOT-join-armed-forces.html?fbclid=IwAR2maP9fW8lqFm4GGR5Qxs9XgpeiolTxJWbR8K1F8Yz7bop66GHK5VhU1dw

“Australian war hero Ben Roberts-Smith said he would not encourage potential recruits to join the armed forces because of the lack of support veterans receive. The former soldier believes the heads of the Australian Defence Force are putting themselves ahead of servicemen and not providing the assistance that veterans need. The 41-year-old told The Daily Telegraph he would not endorse young people going into the military without a major shakeup in leadership. 'My opinion is the Australian Defence Force needs good young Australians… but when you look at what is happening at the moment it gives me pause to think, ''Is it a good option for somebody to do that'', knowing that at any point you could be injured, leave and not be supported in a way that is expected and that you should be supported because you have chosen to serve,' Mr Roberts-Smith said. 'So from my perspective at the moment, it would take serious consideration before you would be advising people to (join the ADF).’”

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Naughty Naughty, Westpac By Peter West

     Whatever is the world coming to? My dad who was a bank of New South Wales man all his life, not living to see Westpac emerge, would just cry in his beer, then have had another beer, and another, until he did not know what he was crying about, all nice and alcoholic numb. We all are a bit like that with banking, a truly personal numbing experience:
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/financial-services/austrac-sues-westpac-over-serious-noncompliance-on-antimoney-laundering-rules/news-story/2fa8f841dfada3b49b9f0bcc25a10b09

“Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer has shrugged off suggestions he should resign after Australia’s anti money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator took legal action against the bank, even as he said he’s “disgusted and appalled” by the allegations. Austrac has taken Westpac to court, alleging the bank contravened anti-money laundering and terrorism rules on over 23 million occasions and failed to properly monitor and report transactions with a known child exploitation risk. Speaking to the media on Wednesday afternoon, Mr Hartzer said he would personally spearhead the bank’s response to the action.  “Like everyone who has read the statement of claim I am personally disgusted and appalled by the subject matter of some of these transactions,” he said. I deeply regret that this has occurred and as I said, I will get to the bottom of this personally and fix it.” Australia’s anti money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulator, Austrac has taken Westpac to court, alleging the bank contravened anti-money laundering and terrorism rules on over 23 million occasions and failed to properly monitor and report transactions with a known child exploitation risk.

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Australian Jihadists are Higher Class than Most Other Place’s Jihadists! By Peter Ewer

     I would never have believed this, until told all about it by the new report, but Australian jihadists are top class, believe you me, they are only striving to self-empower themselves, which is only what feminists are doing, perhaps adding explosives for diversity:
  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/21/australian-jihadists-may-be-motivated-by-sense-of-empowerment-study-finds

“The archetypal Australian jihadist has no apparent mental health issues, does not have a refugee background, and is more likely to have gone to a state school than a private Islamic one, according to one of the world’s largest databases of alleged and convicted terrorists. Islamist extremists from Australia tend to be better educated, more likely to be employed and have fewer and less serious criminal convictions than a typical European jihadist, according to the Lowy Institute study of 173 Australians alleged to have become foreign fighters or who have been convicted of terrorism offences. But they are still more likely to be on welfare or do blue-collar work than the average Australian, suggesting that a desire for personal status may be a greater motivator for joining or supporting a terrorist group than religious devotion, poverty or mental health issues – causes that are popularly cited as driving factors.

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China Rules Us, Not the Political Parties … Does Anyone Care? By Michael Ferguson

     “Whether ancient Rome or the Soviet Union, collapse begins when productive citizens silently withdraw allegiance and decouple where they can. Further rot is expected and doesn’t disappoint. Freed from account, the regime collapses from its unsupported weight. In this sense, classic collapse is a secondary effect.” – Ol’ Remus, in his Yer Ol’ Woodpile Report blog.

     This is where deracination, political correctness, mass immigration and the undermining of traditional Australia leads; a stronger, homogeneous power simply wipes us up like split milk. How can anyone be surprised? It was the game plan of the Left from the beginning, and notice how quiet they are about this; not a pip on the university campuses here in Vic. about the China takeover; oh, that would be “racist.” Why, the Greens, enough to put one off even green vegetables for life, are falling over themselves everyday praising China, while China is the world’s largest carbon polluter:
  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/sarah-hansonyoung-praises-china-as-it-ramps-up-coal/news-story/6dc9310fb243d7c1994d9c98081f3d91
  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2007/jun/19/china.usnews

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Machete: Life Replicates Film in UK By Richard Miller

     There is a terrible movie called Machete, defended by the Left, which is basically the typical revenge against Whites movie; you know, all White villains, white people theatre-goers went in in ethno-masochistic joy to have mud and blood slammed in their faces etc. and paying for it:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1309606/So-Machete-Texas-sponsored-racism.html

Reverse the ethnicities and see the reaction. Then, we have this “evolving” story:
  https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-birmingham-star-city-incident-20949094
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/24/machete-gang-storm-cinema-police-assaulted-birmingham-uk/

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The Great Replacement Behind Climate Change Agenda By Peter Ewer

     Here is an article arguing that to deal with the climate crisis people need to have fewer children. What people? Why, going from the photograph of Nordic/Northern European white children in the article, the implication is, whites. That is applying the same standard that the establishment applies to anything else, for consistency. Thus, predict what the response would have been if only African children were portrayed. But, in fairness, judge for yourself:
  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/12/want-to-fight-climate-change-have-fewer-children

“The greatest impact individuals can have in fighting climate change is to have one fewer child, according to a new study that identifies the most effective ways people can cut their carbon emissions. The next best actions are selling your car, avoiding long flights, and eating a vegetarian diet. These reduce emissions many times more than common green activities, such as recycling, using low energy light bulbs or drying washing on a line. However, the high impact actions are rarely mentioned in government advice and school textbooks, researchers found. Carbon emissions must fall to two tonnes of CO2 per person by 2050 to avoid severe global warming, but in the US and Australia emissions are currently 16 tonnes per person and in the UK seven tonnes. “That’s obviously a really big change and we wanted to show that individuals have an opportunity to be a part of that,” said Kimberly Nicholas, at Lund University in Sweden and one of the research team. The new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, sets out the impact of different actions on a comparable basis. By far the biggest ultimate impact is having one fewer child, which the researchers calculated equated to a reduction of 58 tonnes of CO2 for each year of a parent’s life. The figure was calculated by totting up the emissions of the child and all their descendants, then dividing this total by the parent’s lifespan. Each parent was ascribed 50% of the child’s emissions, 25% of their grandchildren’s emissions and so on.”

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What the World Needs Now … is Not Love but Mega-“Polluting” Coal-Fired Power Plants! By James Reed

     The more carbon pollution the better I say! If our enemies support it, then it is a methodological principle that we should oppose it, and no-one is as much a bug-eyed fanatic as me … not, that is not right, our opponents are more fanatical, have bigger bugged eyes, and are, to top it off just wrong! I don’t care what thousands of professors say: what would they know? They would not recognise the majestic beauty of a coal-fired power station if they fell down the sooty chimney of one.
  https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/greta-thunberg-meltdown-imminent-china-unleash-tsunami-mega-polluting-coal-fired-power

“In recent months, emotional eco-activist Greta Thunberg who has become synonymous with the global anti-global warming climate change movement has made consistent appeals at the developed world, demanding an end to its evil, polluting ways. She even went so far as to sue some of the bigger carbon polluters in the world — Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, and Turkey — for violating her rights as a child by failing to adequately reduce emissions. And yet one nation has consistently escaped her steely gaze: China. Which is unfortunate, because whereas many of the nations that have provoked Greta's ire in the past have made concerted efforts to reduce their emissions, it is the world's biggest polluter, China, that has curiously evaded her anger. Hopefully that is about to change because as the FT reports, China is set to add an army of new coal-fired power plants equivalent to the EU’s entire capacity, as the world’s biggest energy consumer ignores global pressure to rein in carbon emissions in its bid to boost a slowing economy. Across China, a whopping 148GW of heavily-polluting, coal-fired plants are either being built or are about to begin construction, according to a report from Global Energy Monitor, a non-profit group that monitors coal stations. Putting that number in context, the current capacity of the entire EU coal fleet is 149GW, or the same as what China is about to add.

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The best compromise would surely be to establish an independent Australian throne

To The Age         It seems, judging by David Crowe's analysis of the recent dinner in Canberra ("The great republican gulf", 29/11), that constitutionally Australia can best be symbolised by a limping kangaroo. The republicans are bedevilled by a major split on how a president should be elected. The monarchists are caught in an awkward position by having to support a head of state who lives on the other side of the world and is not really Australian. The country is split fifty-fifty on whether or not to go republican. To make matters worse, immigration since World War Two has made us "the nation of a thousand peoples", something good for culture and fine dining, but bad for genuine national solidity in times of peril. There is no easy way out of our invidious situation. The best compromise would surely be to establish an independent Australian throne, to be inaugurated by a young person of royal blood from the UK marrying an Australian and founding a new dynasty here.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Its fun to make fun of royal persons and the institution itself. However...

To The Age          In his elegant and eloquent musings about royalty and crowns ("Irrelevant yet significant, monarchies endure", 27/11) Dennis Altman states that monarchies are "deeply antithetic to democratic principles", but is this really so? It depends how you view the very idea of democracy. This does not necessarily mean equality or "one person, one vote". It can also mean rule with which the people are happy because it is in consonance with human nature and the variety of characters found among human persons and communities, some vastly more gifted than others. An aristocracy without universal franchise could fit the bill, but not a money-based oligarchy. Its fun to make fun of royal persons and the institution itself, whether in Australia or Id. However, at the heart of monarchy are serious values conducive to human welfare to which Altman does not do adequate justice: sacred truth, human dignity, chivalry and ceremonial beauty. Nor is it true that "few of us take much notice" of our ongoing homage to the Queen.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Going for Gandhi By Michael Ferguson

     Gandhi? Isn’t he the next level up from John Lennon, a real man of love and peace, who did amazing things to keep British imperialism in line all non- violenct? No, the guy was a racist, they say:
  https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/21/protesters-call-gandhi-racist-misogynist-call-statue-ditched-11196012/

“Demonstrators hit the streets of Manchester today calling for a soon-to-be unveiled statue of Mahatma Gandhi to be scrapped. A nine-foot figure of the anti-colonialist campaigner is due to be presented outside Manchester Cathedral on Monday, but not everyone is happy about it. The Alliance Against Gandhi Statues (AAGS) criticise him for calling black Africans ‘savages’ and ‘animals’ and raised concerns over his ‘celibacy tests’ with teenage girls. They also call him an ‘apologist for fascism’ based on his letters to Adolf Hitler and comments about Jewish people. On his way in from London, AAGS spokesman Dr Shreekant Borkar told Metro.co.uk Gandhi opposed racist laws as a lawyer in South Africa for selfish reasons.

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