Feeding the Fat Green Pigs Published by the Saltbush Club


     In the era before coal, oil and electricity, the environment suffered greatly. Whales were slaughtered for lamp oil; forests were cleared for firewood, mine props, building materials, roofing shingles and sailing masts; London (“The Big Smoke”) and Pittsburgh (“The Smoky City”) were smothered in smog from open fires, charcoal kilns and iron smelters; horses powered public and military transport and city streets were layered with horse manure. Then came the hydro-carbon revolution. Kerosene lamps saved the whales and coal-powered steam engines delivered electricity (clean-coal-by-wire) to the cities. Much of the sulphurous smogs disappeared. Coke from coal replaced wood charcoal to make iron and steel. Steel and concrete saved the forests and trucks and railways allowed the farmland which once fed millions of horses, mules and oxen to produce food for humans. Not one of these boons for humans AND the environment was driven by a UN resolution, invented by a government committee or funded by statutory levies on consumers, or subsidies from taxpayers. None were mandated in a government energy plan. The anti-human, anti-industry policies of the Global Greens are now reversing all that progress. A key event occurred in 2006 when a leading left-wing politician, Al Gore, invented the Global Warming Industry. Despite a finding by a British High Court that his movie “The Inconvenient Truth” contained nine key scientific errors, it is still shown in schools. This has misled students and teachers and created spreading circles of damage to jobs, industry and the cost and reliability of electricity. It also created fake industries based on energy adventurism, UN talk-fests, climate hysteria and green activism.

     The Green Piglets were born, and the environment and the economy suffered. Land that once fed horses is now used to produce biodiesel and ethanol for cars, so food prices must go up. Forests are felled to burn in green power stations and for green-tick buildings while grasslands are invaded by feral pests, woody weeds and bushfires from the ever-growing parks and Kyoto Protocol Forests. Birds and bats are being sliced by wind turbines, flatlands are being smothered by solar panels, access roads and transmission lines. But electricity costs soar, supply is rationed while reliability crashes. Behind every one of these modern maladies are troughs of Big Green Pigs getting fat on market mandates, subsidies from consumers or tax payers, and special tax treatments. In the background, governments fund an academic/media industry promoting climate alarmism, energy rationing and intermittent energy. Electric cars and penny farthings were pushed off the roads by Henry Ford’s petrol engines, but politicians are trying to put them back – a Tesla for the rich and a bicycle for the poor. Consumers and industry don’t count and taxpayers are there to be milked. In this Greentopia no one needs miners, farmers or fishermen. All are lost for a fake global warming Emergency.

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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No Climate Emergency By Viv Forbes

     Leaders of the Clintel Group of world scientists and professionals will attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) which starts in Madrid today (2 December) and runs for twelve long days. (The Climate Summit was shifted suddenly to Spain after Chile cancelled because of violent riots in Santiago.) Clintel will present their “No Climate Emergency” petition at the Climate Reality Forum. This petition has already been presented to the UN Secretary General, the European Commission and the European Parliament. Voting on a motion promoting a climate emergency declaration (in opposition to the Clintel statement), over one third of the members of the EU Parliament voted for “No Climate Emergency”. This shows there is a significant opposition to alarmism, even in the EU. The Climate Summit is expected to attract up to 25,000 high-flying delegates and hangers-on from 197 member countries. Most will not arrive using bicycles, sailing boats or gliders – they will burn hydrocarbons. Desperate to spread their “Climate Emergency” alarmism, delegates will try to force high energy costs and rationing on us while they waste it conspicuously themselves. Clintel says that computerised global temperature simulation models are unfit for the purpose of setting climate policies – they have consistently run hot for 20 years.

     The real global climate has warm and cold cycles. Current global temperatures are about as warm as the Medieval Warm era (which was followed by the Little Ice Age). There is no uniform global temperature at any place or any time, and no one knows what ideal temperature we should aim for – the Frigid Zone would probably like it warmer, the Torrid Zone would probably like it cooler. We need to take heed of climate history and energy realities, both neglected in alarmist/UN propaganda. Too many UN “scientific” reports are tinkered with by officials before release, and are designed to alarm rather than inform. For too long we have been forced to listen to biased academics (chasing research funds), energy speculators (chasing government subsidies and tax breaks), alarmist journalists (chasing sensations), noisy children (chasing days off school) and greenish politicians (chasing votes). It’s time to stop the chasing. We need a grown-up debate allowing all sides to present their science on “Man-made Global Warming”. CLINTEL says “There is NO Climate Emergency”.

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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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VFT Rises Again By James Reed

     I remember back the early 1990s there was a big move to make Australia part of Japan with the MFP Japanese city, and the Japanese financed Very Fast Train (VFT). Fast forward to colonialism today, I do not know the role that China money, the new rulers on the block will play, but we will soon see:
  https://www.smh.com.au/federal-election-2019/labor-to-spend-1b-on-bullet-train-route-from-melbourne-to-brisbane-via-sydney-20190509-p51lqw.html

“Labor has promised to spend $1 billion buying land between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane to build a future high-speed rail link. The investment would stop land along a 1750-kilometre corridor identified for a proposed bullet rail line from being swallowed by suburban sprawl, potentially adding billions in acquisition costs to a project expected to cost up to $114 billion. Australian governments have pursued visions of a high-speed east coast rail link since the 1980s. But the federal opposition’s $1 billion pledge would be the biggest financial investment ever made towards the concept. Anthony Albanese, Labor’s infrastructure spokesman, said the pledge “would end nearly six years of Coalition inaction and finally deliver progress on a project that will revolutionise interstate travel and regional development”. High-speed trains would travel at speeds of up to 350km/h and cut the journey time between Melbourne and Sydney, and Sydney and Brisbane, to as little as three hours, Labor said. Acquiring land along the corridor will require the help of state and territory governments, and Mr Albanese said a Shorten government would set up a high-speed rail authority to manage this. The authority would also work with the private sector, including overseas companies experienced in building and operating high speed rail, to make the vision a reality.

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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

Uncle Len’s Magic Mystery Tour By the Ugly Beetle, Uncle Len

     Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour, Adelaide style!
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8WMGBuNaus

     For the first time in as long as I could remember, I took a bus from the suburbs into town, on Sunday. Yeah, free travel, even with my Senior, dole and other bludger cards. And there I was thinking that I would be the only feral person on the ride. But to my utter delight, at each stop, a new and crazier character got on. The said crazed person dominated the proceedings until the king of madmen got on. He promptly told off an Aboriginal woman with a child in a pusher, for not cleaning ice-cream off her child’s face, a lot of it. He then took the liberty of doing do himself, wiping the ice-cream onto his hand, then smearing it on the seat. Was this a kind thing to do, or was it child molestation? I pondered this as he began a loud conversation with himself about bus timetables and what number bus did what. I thought this was simply random neurons firing due to lack of meds, which could be so, but he seemed to know what he was talking about. The man knew buses as much as I knew dumpster diving. Soon everyone in the bus asked him timetable information, forgetting to even use their smart phones.

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Why, Wi Fi? By Brain Simpson

     I found this article while wondering through the Amerika.org site, on the health dangers of Wi Fi, and the dangers are many, including zapping sperm, which is the last thing most of us need, well, maybe not the blokes who write here, who are mostly over the hill, and coming down the other side, but the young blokes, eager to sow wild oats. Good luck with that one, all you young and hot blooded agriculturalists:
  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300355

“Repeated Wi-Fi studies show that Wi-Fi causes oxidative stress, sperm/testicular damage, neuropsychiatric effects including EEG changes, apoptosis, cellular DNA damage, endocrine changes, and calcium overload. Each of these effects are also caused by exposures to other microwave frequency EMFs, with each such effect being documented in from 10 to 16 reviews. Therefore, each of these seven EMF effects are established effects of Wi-Fi and of other microwave frequency EMFs. Each of these seven is also produced by downstream effects of the main action of such EMFs, voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) activation. While VGCC activation via EMF interaction with the VGCC voltage sensor seems to be the predominant mechanism of action of EMFs, other mechanisms appear to have minor roles. Minor roles include activation of other voltage-gated ion channels, calcium cyclotron resonance and the geomagnetic magnetoreception mechanism. Five properties of non-thermal EMF effects are discussed. These are that pulsed EMFs are, in most cases, more active than are non-pulsed EMFs; artificial EMFs are polarized and such polarized EMFs are much more active than non-polarized EMFs; dose-response curves are non-linear and non-monotone; EMF effects are often cumulative; and EMFs may impact young people more than adults. These general findings and data presented earlier on Wi-Fi effects were used to assess the Foster and Moulder (F&M) review of Wi-Fi. The F&M study claimed that there were seven important studies of Wi-Fi that each showed no effect. However, none of these were Wi-Fi studies, with each differing from genuine Wi-Fi in three distinct ways. F&M could, at most conclude that there was no statistically significant evidence of an effect. The tiny numbers studied in each of these seven F&M-linked studies show that each of them lack power to make any substantive conclusions. In conclusion, there are seven repeatedly found Wi-Fi effects which have also been shown to be caused by other similar EMF exposures. Each of the seven should be considered, therefore, as established effects of Wi-Fi.”

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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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Getting Hysterical about Hilarious Climate Hysteria! By James Reed

     Think of me as being like a kindly mother bird, collecting anti-climate change material to feed to you, not just any random worm of information, but choice, warm and wriggling ones, still with life in them:
  https://townhall.com/columnists/johnstossel/2019/11/20/climate-myths-n2556733

“The Earth's average temperature is rising. It's risen 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. The U.N. predicts it will rise another 2 to 5 degrees this century. If that happens, that will create problems. But does that justify what's being said? "We have 12 years to act!" says Joe Biden. "The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change!" adds Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Twelve years? That's the new slogan. The Heartland Institute invited some climate alarmists to explain the "12 years" and other frightening statements they keep making. The alarmists didn't even show up. They never do. They make speeches and preach to gullible reporters, but they won't debate anyone who is skeptical. Over the years, I repeatedly invited Al Gore to come on my TV shows. His staff always said he was "too busy." At a Heartland Institute event I moderated, climatologist Pat Michaels put the 12-year claim in perspective by saying, "It's warmed up around 1 degree Celsius since 1900, and life expectancy doubled in the industrialized democracies! Yet that temperature ticks up another half a degree and the entire system crashes? That's the most absurd belief!" Astrophysicist Willie Soon added, "It's all about hand-waving, emotion, sending out kids in protest. It has nothing to do with the science."

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Unemployed Rocket Scientists in Sweden By Richard Miller

     The economic myth poured over Australian heads is that more people via immigration equals more money. Well, not for us deplorables, but maybe in the shorter term for the vile elites who rule us, the local versions of the 1 percenters, maybe for us 10 percenters, our elites being a wee bit challenged in that department. Anyway, everyone needs to have a stiff drink and a sober look at Sweden, the paradise of diversity and moral superiority:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/sweden-price-migration

“New figures from the European Union's statistical bureau, Eurostat, show that unemployment is rising in Sweden. According to Eurostat, unemployment there was 7.4% in August, whereas the EU average for August was 6.2 %. This leaves Sweden, on Eurostat's unemployment ranking of countries, at number 24 out of 28. According to the daily newspaper Expressen, one of the main reasons for Sweden's high unemployment happens to be the large number of immigrants that the country has taken in. As late as February 2019, Sweden's Minister of Justice and Migration, Morgan Johansson, mocked those who worried that migration would lead to mass unemployment: "Do you remember when the doomsayers were squawking that migration would lead to mass unemployment?," he tweeted. "Now: unemployment continues to fall among foreign-born and young people. For domestic-born it is at a record low". He cannot mock anyone now. In 2013, Social Democratic leader Stefan Löfven, who has been prime minister since 2014, said he would ensure that by 2020, Sweden would have the lowest unemployment in the EU. That is evidently not about to happen.

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Abolish prisons? Oh, Mad Leftoids, Go Ahead! By Charles Taylor

     Talking, no arguing, with my Democrat neighbour (substitute Labor or Green party for Australia), I was taken back by his absolute confidence that he was right about every controversial social policy, even crime control. Prisons are racist, because they are full of persons of color. Cops are racists who target colored people, even the Black cops, who are soaking up white privilege. Where did all of this bs come from? His university education, made him a bloody moron:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/not-onion-ivy-league-students-push-abolish-prisons
  https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14019

“Students at Brown University gathered in November to teach their peers about the merits of doing away with the U.S. prison system. A student group by the name of RailRoad held the event titled "Prison Abolition 101" on Nov. 8. The group seeks to ensure that the American prison system is "destroyed" and believes that incarceration is inherently unjust and unproductive. RailRoad member Grace Austin stated during the event that “the end goal is to not have prisons as any form of incarceration," and that "punishment at any stage doesn’t guarantee any kind of growth," according to a report by The Brown Daily Herald. The student group's stated mission is to create a "world where the Prison Industrial Complex in all of its forms has been destroyed and built in its place are systems of accountability that allow for healing and growth." "Prisons were founded in the ideas of punishing the poor, punishing people of color,” presenter Aida Sherif said, adding “I don’t see it as an institution that can ever fully break away from those foundations.” “Our society is constructed in a way that would have us believe prisons are absolutely necessary,” Sherif said. “People perceive it as crazy, unreasonable, dangerous, too radical. Abolition is not anarchy.” The event reportedly did not present concrete plans or a timeline to achieve this "abolition," but rather emphasized that the complete dismantling of the U.S. prison system was a realistic long-term goal. In October, Railroad presented a proposal calling upon the university to cease the consideration of criminal aspects such as conviction history in its hiring processes, and even to implement a quota of "formerly incarcerated community members."

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