The Pell Judgment and Beyond By Ian Wilson LL.B

     Cardinal George Pell has lost his appeal before the Victorian Court of Appeal, by a 2-1 decision. What is interesting about this, at least to people in the law, is that the dissenting judgment was given by the brilliant jurist, Justice Mark Weinberg, who delivered a truly massive 204 page critique of the prosecution case against Pell, documenting numerous weaknesses, inconsistencies and implausibility’s in the witness evidence. The general feeling among some lawyers is that Weinberg’s judgment will set the scene for a High Court of Australia challenge, the case being along the lines of the canonical case of M v The Queen (1994) 181 CLR 487, where the High Court quashed a conviction because it was “unsafe.”

     It will be fascinating to see how the High Court responses to the Pell case, especially given that the High Court has overturned a number of recent decisions by the Victorian Court of Appeal.
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/legal-experts-add-weight-to-opinion-of-dissenting-judge/news-story/fee51836e3d5ef9d9dcccd31e78dbe06
  http://netk.net.au/Australia/M.asp
  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-21/george-pell-appeal-judgment-summary-transcript/11434304

We Will, We will …Replace You! Sing It! By Chris Knight

     Every time I hear that song from the pop group Queen, we will, we will rock you, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tJYN-eG1zk. I think of the Left and the Great Replacement, which they say is a conspiracy of the Dissent right, even though in their quiet moments the Left openly celebrate it, as all suicide cults do, longing for death. It is the way of decadence.  Here is a good recent article by American Renaissance bringing us up to speed on how the Great Replacement program is proceeding, at least in the US:
  https://www.amren.com/news/2019/08/the-lefts-message-we-will-replace-you/

“Contempt for whites is mainstream. Cable news pundits, influential Democrats, and newspaper columnists happily promote white replacement. Last week, black AboveTheLaw editor and frequent MSNBC guest Elie Mystal called for the subjugation of white Donald Trump supporters. “You don’t communicate to them, you beat them,” he said on AM Joy. “You beat them. They are not a majority of this country—the majority of white people in this country are not a majority of the country. . . . You do not negotiate with these people, you destroy them.” CNN anchor Anderson Cooper recently looked forward to whites becoming a minority: “The idea that, you know, whites will not be the majority, I mean, that’s—it’s an exciting transformation of the country, it’s an exciting evolution and you know, progress of our country in many different ways.” His guest, Univision host Jorge Ramos, agreed. “There’s nothing really they can do against this incredible demographic revolution,” he said. A week before, actress Rosanna Arquette tweeted: “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.” She later claimed the FBI advised her to lock her Twitter account due to the backlash. Liberals insist white supremacy dominates America. If that were true, those of us who write openly about the great replacement and the rights of whites would be honored and enriched. The corporate media would condemn anyone who insulted whites. Employers would fire them. Instead, anti-white racism can advance your career. Just ask Sarah Jeong, a New York Times editorial board member who got her job despite (or because of) her anti-white tweets.

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The Knives of London By Richard Miller

     There is a classic song, that I do not thing very much of, Ralph McTell, Streets of London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiWomXklfv8. Today though, the more relevant song would be the Knives of London, given the explosion of knife attacks and crime:
  https://vdare.com/articles/john-derbyshire-forget-gun-control-knife-crime-is-plaguing-u-k-but-you-can-t-notice-who-s-responsible

“Race-denialism is all over the Western world—the notion that race itself is a sort of optical illusion; that different races can, after a bit of social engineering, be brought to present the same statistical profiles on all traits; that when they present different profiles the only possible explanation is malice on the part of white people; these are the great dogmas of our age [Antiracism, Our Flawed New Religion, by John McWhorter, Daily Beast, March 14,2017 ] carved on stone slabs and worshipfully preserved in the temples of our culture. Here's a cute example: the epidemic of knife crime that has been plaguing Britain for several years past. Guns are hard to get in Britain (although not that hard). So the more commonplace types of lethal interpersonal violence—notably underclass gang warfare—are stabbings with knives. Where the soundtrack to a warm night in Chicago, Baltimore, or Detroit features gunshots, the corresponding audio for London, Birmingham, or Manchester is of metal blades penetrating human flesh.

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Summing Up the “Epstain” Saga By Charles Taylor

     Life is short, and the grim reaper awaits us all, and not merely knocks on the door, but smashes it off its hinges. Hence the need to quickly sum up the Epstein issue. The best, logical conclusion to the suicide/murder is given here by Greg Johnson, in my opinion:
  https://www.counter-currents.com/2019/08/im-not-a-conspiracy-theorist-but/

“Thus when Jeffrey Epstein turned up dead with marks around his neck consistent with murder or suicide, everyone with two IQ points to rub together and a cursory knowledge of his case concluded that his death was no mere suicide. Let’s think this through. Jeffrey Epstein was either murdered or he committed suicide. Nobody has suggested that Epstein died of natural causes. I am surprised nobody has suggested auto-erotic asphyxiation, given what a colossal pervert he was. Because the Metropolitan Correctional Center had ways to prevent Epstein from committing suicide, if it was suicide, then Epstein was allowed to kill himself. If he was allowed to kill himself, it was either intentional or negligent. If Epstein was intentionally allowed to kill himself, then the probable motive is the same as murder, namely to prevent Epstein from testifying. If Epstein was negligently allowed to kill himself, then we have to conclude that the US government, particularly in New York City, is no longer a serious institution. Instead, it is functioning on a level somewhere between a Latin American banana republic and an African failed state. In particular, we have to conclude that the people in charge of New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center are either criminal or negligent, or perhaps a combination of the two.

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Letter to The Editor - The whole campaign for "indigenous constitutional recognition" has been mistaken

To The Australian        Lyle Geyer states (26/8) that "it is absolutely imperative that an urgent solution is forthcoming" to the problems of Aboriginal disadvantage. Such issues are usually not well handled if rushed. What is most of all needed is solutions that are effective and in accord with reality. Two things should be dropped. The whole campaign for "indigenous constitutional recognition" has been mistaken and this needs to be firmly admitted. It will never be endorsed by a majority of Australians at the necessary referendum, because it is inequitable and dangerously divisive. Secondly, the phrase "closing the gap" should be replaced by "improvement to Aboriginal living conditions". "Closing the gap" allows ideological pests to go on complaining forever rather than addressing real needs sensibly.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - Canberra Water for Environmental Flow?

A notice to THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA and THE PEOPLE OF CANBERRA.

A delegation of people from waterless western NSW is planning to come to Canberra to demonstrate to the people of the ACT how they are destroying lives and businesses across the Murray-Darling Basin.

“We intend to drain Lake Burley Griffin as an environmental flow down the Murrumbidgee River.
Just as the MDB Authority did with the Menindee Lakes.

“Then to add more volume to this environmental flow we will also drain the Cotter dam.
Just as the MDB Authority did with Keepit and Burrendong Dams.

“Then when the people of the ACT have no water for basic needs we will try to get you some bottled water.

“You must make-do with bottled water until there is rain in the catchment.

“We are very angry people so do please do not get in our way.”

  Ron Pike, Sapphire Beach

Letter to The Editor - Canberra Water for Environmental Flow?

A notice to THE PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA and THE PEOPLE OF CANBERRA.

A delegation of people from waterless western NSW is planning to come to Canberra to demonstrate to the people of the ACT how they are destroying lives and businesses across the Murray-Darling Basin.

“We intend to drain Lake Burley Griffin as an environmental flow down the Murrumbidgee River.
Just as the MDB Authority did with the Menindee Lakes.

“Then to add more volume to this environmental flow we will also drain the Cotter dam.
Just as the MDB Authority did with Keepit and Burrendong Dams.

“Then when the people of the ACT have no water for basic needs we will try to get you some bottled water.

“You must make-do with bottled water until there is rain in the catchment.

“We are very angry people so do please do not get in our way.”

  Ron Pike, Sapphire Beach, NSW

Ron Pike has spent a lifetime in the Murray Darling Basin. He is water spokesman for the Saltbush Club.


Some reading:

A Basin Plan that works for all:
  https://saltbushclub.com/2019/05/27/basin-plan/
  https://saltbushclub.com/2019/01/25/darling-river-fish-kills/#more-264

Support this Climate Petition - Please spread this around

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A petition being prepared by hundreds of independent climate scientists and professionals from numerous countries for submission to heads of the European Council, Commission and Parliament declares: "There is No Climate Emergency."
They welcome more signatures from all over the world.

Here is the petition: https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/european-petition.pdf

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Letter to The Editor - The role of globalist interests and foreign powers in weakening national governments

To The Australian          Daniel Wild has produced a sensible proposal to achieve real aid for our Aboriginal people ("No call to heed a divisive voice", 23/8); but he avoids mentioning certain political realities. He espouses decentralisation and "the individual and his or her property rights", but one strand of the misguided campaign for indigenous constitutional recognition is the activism of Marxist zealots who want a utopia based on centralisation and increased government control of citizens. Secondly, Wild ignores a major reason "why welfare doesn't appear to be working": the different nature of the Aboriginal people. In some respects their ability levels are lower than those of other Australians. Reasonable reform should not ignore this factor. Finally, there is the role of globalist interests and foreign powers in weakening national governments by fomenting discord between majority and minority ethnic groups. Neither the UNO nor China may be friends of Australia in this context.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Letter to The Editor - The biggest problem is how such a bill would define religion

To The Age         It may not be so hard to draft a bill that positively affirms religious freedom as Pru Goward suggests ("Religion's tin of worms", 23/8). Such a bill need not contain a religious vilification section as she claims. Australians now have good reason to feel that silly scruples about hurt feelings easily lead to laws against vilification that do more harm than good. Nor is it true that our government would need "an international treaty to hang it on". Aren't we a sovereign and independent nation? Moreover, it may not be true that religious freedom goes hand in hand with democracy; but it does link very strongly with the maintenance of human dignity and the protection of the individual conscience. Perhaps the biggest problem is how such a bill would define religion and save us from pseudo-religious scams.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave

The God of Chaos May Kill Us All! By Brian Simpson

     Am I the only right-wing fringe dweller who lies awake at night fearing asteroid attack? It could happen sooner than most people think, which could be a bad thing, or a good thing, depending upon whether you are a bug-eyed religious apocalyptic fanatic, like yours truly:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-19/god-chaos-asteroid-will-get-closer-orbiting-satellites-2029-researchers-warn-0

“It may be 10 years away, but NASA is already preparing for the arrival of what is being called the "God of Chaos" asteroid, which is slated to skim past the earth in 10 years, according to Express. The asteroid has been named 99942 Apophis. The asteroid is gargantuan, measuring 340 meters across, and will come within 19,000 miles of the earth's surface. It’s one of the largest asteroids to ever pass so close to the earth and a collision with it could be "devastating for all life on earth". No word on whether or not it'll wipe out all student debt, however. The asteroid will even get closer to the earth than most communication and weather satellites that are currently in orbit. These satellites are about 22,236 miles from earth. Meanwhile, the asteroid is traveling at about 25,000 mph, meaning that if it were to be slightly jarred off of its course, it could be a catastrophe for the earth. The asteroid's size and its proximity to the earth have resulted in it being categorized as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" (PHA). NASA scientists are aware that the asteroid's trajectory could change between now and 2029, raising potential fears of a collision. Should it not collide with earth, it’s expected to shine "exceptionally bright" and pick up speed as it passes our planet. It’s moving so fast that it will cross the width of the moon in a minute and will be as brightly lit as the stars.”

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Sure, Fluoride Harm is a Conspiracy Too, Just like Epstein! By Mrs Vera West

     Given the crack down on health items on the net, and not wishing to bring the black helicopters to my house, let me quote the abstract from the peer reviewed paper in the leading journal, JAMA, and you can make up your own mind:
  file://uofa/users$/users0/a1066120/Downloads/jamapediatrics_green_2019_oi_190038.pdf

“IMPORTANCE The potential neurotoxicity associated with exposure to fluoride, which has generated controversy about community water fluoridation, remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between fluoride exposure during pregnancy and IQ scores in a prospective birth cohort. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This prospective, multicenter birth cohort study used information from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals cohort. Children were born between 2008 and 2012; 41% lived in communities supplied with fluoridated municipal water. The study sample included 601 mother-child pairs recruited from 6 major cities in Canada; children were between ages 3 and 4 years at testing. Data were analyzed between March 2017 and January 2019. EXPOSURES Maternal urinary fluoride (MUFSG), adjusted for specific gravity and averaged across 3 trimesters available for 512 pregnant women, as well as self-reported maternal daily fluoride intake from water and beverage consumption available for 400 pregnant women. MAIN OUTCOMES AND MEASURES Children’s IQ was assessed at ages 3 to 4 years using the Wechsler Primary and Preschool Scale of Intelligence-III. Multiple linear regression analyses were used to examine covariate-adjusted associations between each fluoride exposure measure and IQ score. RESULTS Of 512 mother-child pairs, the mean (SD) age for enrollment for mothers was 32.3 (5.1) years, 463 (90%) were white, and 264 children (52%) were female. Data on MUFSG concentrations, IQ scores, and complete covariates were available for 512 mother-child pairs; data on maternal fluoride intake and children’s IQ were available for 400 of 601 mother-child pairs.

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Why are Academics Insane? By James Reed

     There is no end to the amount of bs that comes out of the universities, and in fact these institutions of ecological horror should be closed down solely because of their carbon footprint! I mean to say, if people have to give up meat to save the planet, then surely, we can give up on these evil institutions?
  https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13575
  https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1088&context=dissentingvoices

“A paper currently being promoted by a New York university calls on society to consider the rampant “sexual exploitation” of dairy cows by the milk industry in order to “fully fight gendered oppression.” Specifically, the author compares cattle insemination to "rape" and the milking of cows to "sexual abuse." “the dairy industry is a host for sex-based discrimination"   

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Jacinda Arden’s Gun Banning Labour Party, Funded by Chinese Communists, Of Course By Bruce Bennett

     An older story, but still relevant in the light of New Zealand’s gun banning frenzy, which traces the financing of the ever politically correct Jacinda Arden’s Labour Party, which unlike the Australian version, still retains the “o,” in its name, which could be meaningful:
  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12058818

“An influential United States Congress hearing has been told "one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern's party" is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand's political networks. As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its "political core". The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that "anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian", the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China. The hearing of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was aimed at gathering evidence on China's relationship with traditional US allies. UN Senator James Talent - once touted as Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Defence - raised concerns about "a sharp rise in political donations" from Chinese Government-backed bodies to political parties in Australia and New Zealand. China's actions included getting people linked to the Communist Party or People's Liberation Army elected and had made it worth the while of political figures "to parrot its line on issues it deems important". "It's important for the United States to consider that China may be testing methods of interference to probe for weaknesses in democracies in order to use the same techniques against Western countries in the future." The hearing heard testimony from former CIA analyst Peter Mattis who said the Chinese Communist Party had worked "very close to or inside the political core" of Australia and New Zealand and "one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern's party has United Front links". "That, you have to say, this is close enough to the central political core of the New Zealand system that we have to think about whether or not they take action and what kinds of action. What do they do to reduce the risk?"

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An Antidote for the Pope? By Peter West

     Forgive me, but as a lapsed Catholic, I reserve the right to be harsh on the ever politically correct Pope, as I do not go to mass in protest of this person.
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/20/pope-francis-calls-antidote-populism/

“Pope Francis has further dug in his heels as the anti-populist pope, writing in the forward to a new book that organized citizens in action are the “antidote to populism.” In his forward to The Eruption of Popular Movements: The Rerum Novarum of Our Time, the pope waxes poetic, praising so-called “popular movements” as “a great social alternative, a profound cry, a sign of contradiction, a hope that ‘everything can change.’” Populism, on the other hand, the pontiff likens to “show-politics,” adding that in today’s political climate “fear is the means of manipulation of civilizations, the creative agent of xenophobias and racism, a terror sown in the peripheries of the world.” Francis has never attempted to conceal his scorn for populist parties, insisting the new populist wave is born of “egotism.” On that occasion, he also referred to an “antidote” to populism, speaking of solidarity, however, rather than popular movements. Solidarity is “the most effective antidote to modern forms of populism,” Pope Francis told European heads of state in March 2017.”

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The Danger of Cooking Eggs By Mrs Vera West

     This story goes to show that you cannot trust internet sites for cooking advice, because you might decide that it is safe to microwave eggs, which then blow up in your face, much like Leftist theory, which has nothing to do with this story, but I thought that I would throw it in anyway, as a metaphor, not to in any way make light of one person’s disaster.
  https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/food-warnings/woman-left-blind-in-one-eye-after-mistake-cooking-eggs/news-story/61c693caf33ecdfd322891785fb2b45b

“She said: “I googled to see if you could make boiled eggs in the microwave. “There are endless websites and YouTube videos which say you can. The one I read, though, was the set of instructions on recipe website, Delish. “It said that you could microwave the eggs as long as you add salt to the eggs in the water to prevent them from bursting. “The instructions then said to leave the eggs in the microwave for between six and eight minutes. Being cautious, I did six and took them out. “As I looked into the jug to see if the eggs were done, they went bang in my face. “It only happened as I took them out. The eggs were fine in the microwave.” Bethany was on her own at the time, so she called 999 while running cold water over her face, but her skin was already starting to peel away. She was rushed to the burns unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where she received treatment including wet bandages over her face and was kept in overnight. Bethany says it’s unclear if the damage to her right eye is permanent. She added: “My eye has started to open and I can see, but it’s very blurry.” She’s been told she won’t have facial scars but to expect long-term skin discolouration. Bethany said: “As I splashed myself with water, I could see my skin peeling off. “It felt horrible, I was in total agony. I could feel my skin burning for hours afterwards — even while it was being treated in hospital. “I’ve never been so scared in my life — I was shaking and crying. The accident was, without doubt, the worst day of my life to date.”

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The Universities are Going to Get What They Richly Deserve! By James Reed

     The establishment line is that the universities bring in the big bucks; figures vary but the rhetoric is the same, $35 billion, you name it, your guess is as good as theirs:
  https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2019/08/australias-bogus-35b-international-student-market/

     I am bored with this debate because I believe that societies need to move beyond the medieval university model of knowledge. So what if education can be flogged off to international students, just like farms and the rest of the country! With this mentality, with all that maters is a profit, sell off the entire country and everybody in as slaves. That should do the job! Anyway, there are dark clouds on the horizon for the universities, and I welcome it:
  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/universities-urged-to-not-rely-on-international-students-for-revenue

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LGBTQ + Guns = Conflict! By Mrs Vera West and John Steele

     A truly historical moment, for here is a joint article by two people who have never met, and probably never will. But, interests here intersect, those of gender/sex, and guns. In fact, John would like to, in the spirit of postmodern relativism, define his present sexuality and gender as simply “Guns.” Yes, non-binary, guns. And isn’t that a fair conceptualisation in a world where everything goes?
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-15-lgbt-have-zero-tolerance-for-other-lgbt-if-they-own-guns.html

“Yet another subculture is emerging from within the ever-expanding Cult of LGBTQ: LGBTQs who like guns and want to better learn how to use them. The group “Pink Pistols,” which we’ve covered in the past, is making waves particularly within Seattle’s LGBTQ community for meeting with one another to discharge firearms at local gun ranges – something that, according to the mainstream media, is reserved only for Trump-supporting hillbillies from red states. “I had never touched a gun and I was kind of uneasy just touching it,” one 62-year-old LGBTQ by the name of Melissa is quoted as saying to CrossCut after visiting the West Coast Armory gun range in nearby Bellevue with her LGBTQ partner, Jan, for the first time. “You don’t know what to expect, and the first time it was like, wow, it was kind of exhilarating because you actually did it.” Melissa and Jan own guns and visit the West Coast Armory regularly, as they’ve been doing for the past year. But most of their friends don’t know this because, generally speaking, LGBTQs have been programmed to believe that all guns are evil, and that only evil Republicans own and use them. “Progressive people we know look at us kind of cross-eyed when we tell them we own a gun,” Jan says. Erin Palette, the national coordinator for Pink Pistols, says this is common among LGBTQs who break from the status quo and adopt a love for firearms. For most of them, it’s like “coming out” all over again – with all of the shaming, rejection, and even abuse that typically comes with it.”    

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Letter to The Editor - Each time we cringe, China squeezes the claws tighter

To The Advertiser, The evidence of Communist China’s influence in Australia has strengthened since books like “Silent Invasion” surfaced a couple of years ago. Our trade with China, whether it be exports of agricultural products, coal and iron ore or the university education multi-million dollar ‘industry’ we provide; we are clearly addicted to it.  No finger of criticism of China can be raised without a warning that, “we should be careful to not offend our major trading partner!” By example, witness the warning about China from Andrew Hastie which was quickly countered by Trade Minister Birmingham. Each time we cringe, China squeezes the claws tighter. It is ironic that former Prime Minister Tim Fischer, who died today, was a Vietnam veteran who fought in a bid to defeat the encroaching communist dictatorship; whilst today Prime Minister Morrison is in Communist Vietnam hoping to establish more trade and closer ties. Australia is becoming too dependent on communist nations to keep our economy afloat and our sovereignty is being compromised.
Yours etc
  Ken Grundy, Naracoorte SA

The Collapse of Civilisation 101 By Peter West

     Civilisations collapse when the elites become self-destructive in their greed and evil, and bingo, that is what we have today, in spades. This is outlined in this book, which I have not read, but luckily, someone else has:

Anne Glyn-jones, Holding Up a Mirror: How Civilizations Decline, (Imprint Academic, Thorverton, 1996).

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