On Being a Rapist in the UK By Richard Miller (London)

     In the UK, as is now well-known to all outside the UK, thousands of white children were groomed, raped and forced into prostitution at the point of a gun, some children being raped by up to 500 men. The authorities turned a blind eye to this for years, because well … racism … Now, if you are white male you can go to gaol for even touches to a female, because your non-sexual touches will be constructed as sexual assault:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7557947/Shy-awkward-student-19-faces-JAIL-sex-assault-conviction.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK

“A 'shy and awkward' student is facing jail after he touched a teenager 'in an attempt to befriend her.' Jamie Griffiths, 19, Googled 'how to make a friend' then came into contact with the 17-year-old during two attempts to engage her in conversation. The victim burst into tears during the second encounter and went to police with her mother, claiming Griffiths 'would have touched her breast had she not moved away'. She claimed her school work suffered as a result of the contact, leaving her unable to sit her mock exams and apply to Oxford University. Griffiths, who lives with his parents and now studies at Durham University, denied two charges of sexual assault, claiming he was 'shy, anxious and awkward'. He said he had 'clumsily' approached the girl in an attempt 'to make a friend but the words didn't come out.' Griffiths was convicted at Manchester Magistrates' Court and will be sentenced later this month. The offence carries a maximum sentence of ten years jail if dealt with at a crown court and he faces being ordered to sign the Sex Offender Register.

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Used as Speed Humps or Starved to Death? That is the Question By James Reed

     Hey man, cool it, people will think that you’re crazy, a fellow protester said to me at the Melbourne climate protests. Yes, being pathologically lonely and bored I decided to have a day trip and meet some furry people. It was fun jumping up and down and screaming, until I started to get pains in my chest. The same guy said: hey man if you keep that up you are going to have a heart attack and maybe be the first person here to die as a climate hero! No, it was just dehydration, and after a drink from the fountain (well ducks drink it so it must be good) I was off again, until the police said that I needed to stop ranting because I was scaring shoppers. Did I get on YouTube? No, didn’t make it. Sigh.

     The big question though is whether protesters who block roads and hold up the flow of commerce should be made into road humps or starved to death in gaol (leaving aside the possibility in both cases of being eaten alive by giant rats)?
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7552533/Kerri-Anne-Kennerley-rants-Extinction-Rebellion-climate-change-protesters-Studio-10.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

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Venezuelan is Showing the Way on Medical Advancements! By Michael Ferguson

     Look, we will be in the same situation soon. Have you tried to see a doctor, only to find them all booked up, and when you do get in, they dismiss your pains, those pins and needles sensations in your toes, write a prescription for some proton potion and send you out to hustle in then, the next billable patient? Well over in Venezuela, some people think that they have the answer to this problem:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7549571/Venezuelans-turn-shamans-spiritual-healers-treatment-amid-shortage-critical-medicine.html

“A chronic medicine shortage in Venezuela is seeing more people turn to alternative medicine for treatment. It is a move that could put thousands of chronically-ill people in the crisis-wracked South American nation at risk of dying. However, with Venezuela's chronic medicine shortages and hyperinflation there seems to be little choice for those desperately in need of treatment. Humanitarian aid in recent months has led to a small improvement in the availability of medical supplies - but those working in the sector say shortages continue to plague the health-care system. The country's pharmacists' federation say pharmacies and hospitals have on average only about 20 per cent of the medicine stock needed. And as a result Venezuela's opposition parties say some 300,000 chronically ill people are in danger of dying from the shortages of medicines. All across Venezuela, but particularly in poor areas like Petare, patients cannot hope to afford the price of medicines that due to the economic crisis, have become exceedingly rare and expensive. And so they are looking to alternatives for treatment.”

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Mexican Battles; Catholics Vs Rampaging Pro-Abortion Feminists By Charles Taylor

     Life in the post-apocalypse of America is certainly entertaining, and nobody can claim to be bored. Terrified?  Yes, terrified, but never bored. Consider:
  https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/mexican-catholics-defend-churches-against-pro-abortion-feminists-shouting-viva-cristo-rey

“Groups of pro-abortion feminists in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and several other Mexican cities rampaged through the streets on Sunday in a pro-abortion “march” last Saturday that included attempts to set churches and government buildings on fire, spray-painting of graffiti, vandalism, and attacks on bystanders, including reporters. However, in Guadalajara and Mexico City, Catholics responded to the call to line up in front of their churches to protect them from the vandalism that churches have suffered in previous marches by feminists. The Catholics held banners of Our Lady of Guadalupe and chanted “Viva Cristo Rey,” in imitation of the Cristeros, who defended the Catholic faith from government oppression in the 1920s. In Guadalajara, hundreds of Catholics lined up around the city’s cathedral to protect it from the marchers, and no damage was inflicted on the building, despite the fact that the marchers’ rout took them directly next to the building. In Mexico City, the women tried to set fire to both the gates of the city’s cathedral and the national Chamber of Commerce building. They spray-painted graffiti on sculptures on the Paseo de la Reforma (the city’s main avenue), as well as on the national Government Palace, on walls of businesses, parts of the subway, and on sidewalks.  They chanted, “Abortion yes, abortion no, that is something I decide!” and held signs demanding “legal, safe, and free abortion.”

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Too Embarrassed to Pee? Well, Embrace the Diversity (and That’s Poetry!) By Mrs Vera West

     It seems that all social advances, such as transgender toilets, which is the modern West’s counter to Russian and Chinese advancement in boring things like missile and space technology, have a price, which must be met, in the name of diversity:
  https://www.rt.com/uk/470350-unisex-toilets-primary-school/

“Parents of students of a London primary school are complaining that it has introduced gender-neutral toilets without warning and now some girls are too embarrassed to use the facilities, which may potentially harm their health. The Deanesfield Primary School in western London teaches children aged 4-11. When the summer break ended in September, parents of pupils were surprised to find that toilets at the school are now unisex. Some parents complained that their girls would rather endure a full bladder than use a facility they share with boys. “Girls are being forced to hold themselves until they get home which could damage kidneys. My friend's daughter has been holding herself all day because she’s so embarrassed. It’s not fair on the kids really,” one parent told MyLondon news website. The situation is made more difficult by the flawed design of the toilet cubicles, which don’t have floor-to-ceiling walls. This makes peeking quite easy, and indeed, parents say, there have been cases of boys looking over the tops at girls on the toilet. Mail on Sunday says the situation at Deanesfield is far from being an isolated incident. Both primary and secondary schools in the UK are being pressured by advocates of transgender rights to switch to unisex toilets. This can cause all kind of harm to girls uncomfortable with the arrangement, who may skip school, risk dehydration and take other actions to avoid the embarrassment. Stephanie Davies-Arai, from the parent campaign group Transgender Trend, told the Mail some activists trick schools into making the switch by falsely claiming that it was demanded by equality laws.”

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Starve the UN to Death! By James Reed

     Good news! Good news! The UN is getting cash strapped, as all parasitic institutions come to be:
  https://www.technocracy.news/un-running-out-of-cash-pleads-for-money/

“The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October unless world governments immediately meet their financial obligations. U.S. taxpayers would most likely be hardest hit by any immediate cash injection into the global organization. The United States is by far the U.N.’s biggest financial contributor, providing 22 percent of its operating budget and funding 28 percent of peacekeeping missions, which currently cost $8 billion annually. The next two major contributors are Germany and the U.K. In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the U.N. secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said unspecified, “additional stop-gap measures” would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitilements are met. These might include holding less meetings and cutting back on travel and associated entitlements. “Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month,” he wrote. Donald Trump has long pushed for reform of the U.N. and just last week warned the “future does not belong to globalists” in a warning to the organization’s leaders: In December 2017 Nikki Haley, the then United States Ambassador to the organization, announced the federal government had reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285 million, as Breitbart News reported.

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Billionaire’s Criticisms of Feminism By Mrs Vera West

     A lady billionaire has a few harsh things to say about feminism from a liberated rich woman position:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7544389/Billionaire-matchmaker-Anna-Bey-reveals-NEVER-pays-man-shouldnt-either.html

“Billionaire matchmaker Anna Bey teaches women how to date rich men and create sophisticated impressions in upscale social circles. The London-based etiquette expert, 33, explained why she never pays for a man on a date under any circumstance, saying that women already shoulder the burden of raising children and running the household. The Swedish-born founder of the School of Affluence also pointed out that women spend significant sums on maintaining their appearance, and expressed a wish for society to return to traditional gender roles. Viewers flocked to the comment section in support of Ms Bey's controversial views, with the vast majority echoing her criticism of modern feminism. Ms Bey began by explaining her stance on feminism and her belief that it no longer serves the needs of women. 'I am a traditional feminist who believes that the man has a role, and is not currently fulfilling his role in society,' she in her latest YouTube tutorial. 'I believe that feminism has started to take a direction that is no longer beneficial for women. 'Society is spoiling men - so what's happening now is instead of men [taking weight off] the shoulders of women, women are now offloading men.'

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Just the Sort of Kind Hearted Abortionists Needed Today! By Mrs Vera West

     I found this story from our friends at Breitbart so bizarre I will simply quote it for your horror. It is a world just around the corner for us too, not merely clown world, but a world a nightmares and chaos, the multiverse of madness.
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/08/late-term-abortionist-woos-patients-with-post-abortion-service-of-holding-dead-baby/

“The advertising brochure of notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart promises women who abort their babies in their third trimester of pregnancy he will allow them to “hold” their dead babies after they are aborted.
Carhart’s Maryland and Nebraska abortion practices specialize in second- and third-trimester abortions. He says in his brochure and on his website, AbortionClinics.org, his clinics are focused on “kindness, courtesy, justice, love & respect.”

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China Ban South Park By Michael Ferguson

     Talk about proving a point, an episode of the stupid decadent cartoon, South Park, has been banned by China, because China did not like the spin given on Chinese influence in Hollywood. It shows how hypersensitive the Chinese commos are:
  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/south-park-banned-chinese-internet-critical-episode-1245783

“After the "Band in China" episode mocked Hollywood for shaping its content to please the Chinese government, Beijing has responded by deleting all clips, episodes and discussions of the Comedy Central show. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone probably saw this coming, and to their credit, simply didn't care. The most recent episode of South Park, "Band in China," has been generating loads of media attention for its sharp critique of the way Hollywood tends to shape its content to avoid offending Chinese government censors in any way whatsoever. Now, those very same government censors, in the real world, have lashed back at South Park by deleting virtually every clip, episode and online discussion of the show from Chinese streaming services, social media and even fan pages. A cursory perusal through China's highly regulated internet landscape shows the animated series conspicuously absent everywhere it recently had a presence. A search of the Twitter-like social media service Weibo turns up not a single mention of South Park among the billions of past posts. On streaming service Youku, owned by internet giant Alibaba, all links to clips, episodes and even full seasons of the show are now dead.”

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Abolish Prisons! Let Criminals Roam Freely! By Charles Taylor

     The idea here from the ultra-insane Left is that the disproportional number of coloured criminals shows that the system is racist, so let the people go free! Maybe if it was all blondes and red hairs inside, things would be different, in a socially constructive kind of way:
  https://freebeacon.com/issues/aoc-wants-to-abolish-prisons/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=1e2196ee66-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_07_08_19_COPY_248&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-1e2196ee66-46270569

“Congressional firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said that America needs to have a "real conversation" about "prison abolition" on Monday morning. Ocasio-Cortez responded to the story of a black man given 10 days in jail for missing jury duty by saying that lawmakers needed to explore the mass release of America's prison population. "Mass incarceration is our American reality," she said in a tweet. "It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery. To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country." "A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them," she added in a follow-up tweet. "Prison abolition" is a proposal popular with the international far-left, which calls for "deep, structural reforms to how we handle and even think about crime in our country." In general, abolitionists favor abolishing prisons and other systems of punishment, replacing them with "restorative justice" and social welfare programs meant to target the "root causes" of crime. The Democratic Socialists of America, with which Ocasio-Cortez is affiliated, passed a resolution at its 2019 convention establishing a prison-abolition working group.

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Mathematics is Racist, So Ban it Now! By James Reed

     This topic, even the same theme has been covered by my colleague in the League, nice pun that, Brian:
  https://blog.alor.org/index.php/is-mathematics-racist-sure-now-ban-it-by-brian-simpson

     Anyway, to add to his critique, there have been more recent squawks about mathematics being “racist.” Hell, what isn’t racist nowadays?! Just name one thing that a Leftoid has not uncovered secret racism in? It is a great industry, keeping the lower IQ academics in articles and on the gravy train, just like crude conspiracy theories like feminism:
  https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/new-course-outlines-prompt-conversations-about-identity-race-in-seattle-classrooms-even-in-math/?utm_source=marketingcloud&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TSA_100819173405+Is+Seattle+teaching+that+%27math+is+racist%27%3f_10_8_2019&utm_term=

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Sex Scandals from the Left (Always are Dirtier and More Sleazy) By Chris Knight

     The Left has made much of President Trump’s sexual adventures, but as far as we know, it was never with school girls. But for the Canadian pm, that may be different:
  https://buffalochronicle.com/2019/10/07/trudeau-is-rumored-to-be-in-talks-with-an-accusor-to-suppress-an-explosive-sex-scandal-that-may-force-him-from-office/

“Less than two weeks ahead of federal elections that have already been looking conclusively grim for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, rumors of an explosive sex scandal are percolating at the highest echelons of Canada’s media establishment. Ottawa’s longest-tenured political observers had been expecting a career-ending expose in Saturday’s edition of The Globe and Mail — but that story never came.  Sources are now telling The Chronicle that Trudeau is in private talks with the principal source of that piece to suppress explosive sex allegations that, if made public, would likely force Trudeau to resign his office. Trudeau’s accuser is said to be a former student at West Point Grey Academy and the daughter of a wealthy Canadian businessman.  Sources tell The Chronicle that she is being represented by counsel and is being offered monetary compensation in exchange for a pending, but not yet signed, non-disclosure agreement.”

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Sweden Under the Black Ax of the Post-Apocalyptic Barbarians! By Richard Miller

     Forget about car bombs explosions and all things going boom in Sweden. The real present danger are new gangs, especially the Nigerian mafia, which is taking over the place as the new war lords of this post-apocalyptic landscape, or if you prefer, some sort of vast game reserve out of the Predator movies.
  https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/10/sweden-19-car-fires-and-explosion-rock-stockholm-suburb/
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/03/swedish-police-warn-brutal-nigerian-mafia-gaining-foothold-stockholm/

“Stockholm police have warned of the growing influence of the “Black Ax”, a Nigerian criminal gang connected to drug trafficking and prostitution involving illegal migrants. The Black Ax is said to be an international group which operates in several southern European countries. Fifteen members of the group were arrested this week in Gothenburg in connection to drug trafficking cases, Sveriges Radio reports. Earlier this week, Gothenburg police arrested 15 drug smugglers connected to an international cocaine and heroin smuggling ring, finding 115 million Swedish kronor’s ($11,647,775/£9,467,375) worth of drugs. Swedish customs say they seized approximately 300lbs of narcotics in total, including 110lbs of heroin. Prosecutor Anna Svedin noted that the network was based in the Netherlands and said: “Some of the defendants have links to Black Ax, but not all.” Lennart Karlsson, intervention manager at the Klara area in Stockholm, said that police have noted an increased presence of the Nigerian mafia in recent years. Mr Karlsson said: “The really heavy establishment has been over the last five years.”

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Letter to The Editor - The greatest matter at stake is the political freedom of the individual

To The Australian     Troy Bramston blames the wrong person for the Brexit crisis in the UK ("Britain is in chaos and Cameron is to blame", 15/10). Most to blame are members of the political elites who lied repeatedly to the British people from 1962 on as to what joining a common market would mean and then, in later stages, about what political union in "Europe" would mean. Britain's entry into the EU was a con job, pure and simple. Now these elites are trashing democracy by refusing to honour the clear decision of the 2016 referendum. That meant leave fully, and Bramston fudges the issue by unnecessarily asking whether it included departure from both "the economic and political institutions". Of course it did. Nor were the millions who voted to Leave under any moral obligation to define how this would be achieved. Ireland got out of Great Britain fairly quickly last century. Such exits can be managed successfully and they were entitled to trust that their Parliament would organise theirs efficiently. The greatest matter at stake is the political freedom of the individual. There should be much more public analysis and discussion of the Orwellian behaviour of the EU towards the principle of free speech.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic

Just Another Day in Politically Correct Germany By Richard Miller

     No motive yet found? How hard are they looking?
  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269784

“A 23-year-old Syrian armed with a knife on Friday ran into a Berlin synagogue, and was arrested at the entrance. According to eyewitnesses, the Syrian yelled "Allahu akhbar" and anti-Israel statements. The synagogue's two guards immediately drew their weapons, and a colleague requested police reinforcements, En24.news reported Saturday. Police arriving at the scene sprayed pepper gas in the would-be stabber's face, the site added. En24.news quoted a police spokeswoman who said: "We are investigating in all directions." The suspect's apartment was searched, and electronics and documents were confiscated, but the suspect was ultimately released Saturday morning. "So far the man has not appeared in the police [records]," the spokeswoman said. "He was also released. Grounds for detention are not available." She said no political motive was immediately recognizable, but state security is investigating the case.”

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Forget the Boat People … Worry about the Plane People and New Zealand! By John Dwayne

     First, forget worrying about the boats, the real problem has always been asylum seekers coming in by plane:
  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/nearly-100-000-asylum-seekers-have-arrived-by-plane-to-australia-in-the-past-five-years

“More than 95,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Australia by plane over the past five years triggering fears over exploitation and slavery. New figures have revealed about 80 people per day since the start of July have claimed protection after landing at an Australian airport. But the Morrison government has defended its border protection policies, saying the number of arrivals actually dropped last year, compared to the previous one. The figures were disclosed in answers to Questions on Notice from Labor’s spokesperson for Home Affairs and Immigration Kristina Keneally. “There’s nothing wrong with claiming asylum. It’s an important right,” Senator Keneally said. “However, in 90 per cent of these particular cases, the individuals are not legitimate refugees and are often being trafficked to Australia for the explicit purpose of being exploited.” Labor is warning Australia is on track to post a new annual record for asylum seeker arrivals by air. It said 4,037 aeroplane arrivals have made a claim for protection between 1 July 2019 and 19 August 2019. But Immigration Minister David Coleman said that based on the same period last year, the figures were actually down for the number of arrivals seeking asylum. "We won’t be taking any advice from Labor, whose mismanagement of our border was an absolute disgrace," he said.”

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Can it Be? Will the Universities Just go bust? By James Reed

Most things ideologically evil come from the universities, so I look forward to them being busted, and search each day for material to confirm my now deep-seated hatred. Everyone has to have some mad little thing and that’s mine. Now, here is Lance Welton at the always insightful vDare.com, outlining the case as to why the universities are finished. And good riddance I say:
  https://vdare.com/articles/college-bubble-bursting-left-hardest-hit-too-bad

“The college bubble is bursting. Bubbles can’t last forever and in the Anglosphere this particular bubble has lasted since the nineteenth century. But universities, even the hard sciences, have now been debauched by anti-science Social Justice Warriors, as I’ve documented here, here,  and here. At the same time, universities have lost their monopoly on knowledge storage, general education provision, and specialized training for high salary professions. And they just cost too much. They’re done. John Derbyshire has pointed out that in Medieval England the monasteries were similarly all-powerful as knowledge repositories, book-producers, even homes of proto-science. And they were similarly expensive—the Reformation was in some ways a tax revolt. But a combination of competition (from the printing-press and from nascent universities) and politics (they opposed Henry VIII’s establishment of the Church of England) led to their dissolution in 1536. So the monastic bubble burst. Now it’s time for the university bubble to burst too.

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Syria Update

     Very good developments in Syria prove that there is nothing like a good slap to bring an arrogant bitch to her senses. The slap was delivered by the Turks; the Kurd militias came to their senses in no time at all. They understood that Bashar al Assad is no butcher, but their legitimate ruler and protector, and ran to Damascus for protection. They were offered it time and again, but they arrogantly and stubbornly refused. Until now, when the US troops departed, and the Turkish troops rolled in. Still, they are (wayward) children of Mother Syria, and Assad promptly accepted their plea. He is not a malicious guy, and ready to forgive and forget. The banner of Syrian Arab Republic came up to fly over northern towns of East Syria; Syrian army began its deployment taking over the American bases. President Trump was as good as his word: he continued withdrawal of his troops from the area, giving a chance for the Syrians to regain peace on their land. Things still can go wrong; it is not clear how the Turks will react to this development. Their first wish – elimination of semi-independent Kurdish terrorist entity – had been already achieved. Assad would never allow Kurds to mount cross-border raids into Turkey. But Erdogan allies, the Syrian anti-Assad militants, could become difficult. Russian Air Force provides some possible answers. Russian diplomacy has a difficult but not impossible task. Even more reason for cautious optimism!

Letter to The Editor

To The Northern Daily Leader

  Dear Sir/Madam

     My memory is still long enough to remember that we (Australia) applied sanctions against Rhodesia for the "terrible" Smith regimes alleged repression of the people of that nation. Also against South Africa for same reasons.  Sanctions have been applied to other nations as well and it strikes me as odd that we have not applied sanctions on China and demanded “regime change” because of China's repression of her people’s. Have I missed something somewhere, is there a good reason for this or are we already a colony of China? So went a letter I sent and was published at least locally in Inverell 2 weeks ago. Today I read that there is a Communist China flag flying over a Police Station in Victoria. This as reported in On Target by James Reed and I commend watching the Andrew Bolte video clip. Note what he says that this flag does NOT necessarily represent those Chinese who came to Australia years ago. Also the fact that whilst that flag flies over our police station down there we see Chinese in Hong Kong standing their ground against a power they know to be completely undesirable, untenable for them for them to even contemplate, ie to be swallowed up by the totalitarian control of a state where the State is god. They have had a taste of freedom and know what is happening inside China, whilst here in OZ we have no idea what it is to live in a police state. Read Solzenitzen, it is happening here, ALL our political parties have sold us out, Why do we vote for them, to do so is to be complicit in the betrayal of our nation and our Christian heritage. We can only pray that our own people, especially those we call leaders and pastors in our churches will come to realize what we have BEFORE it is gone. This is what my words about the lies that blind in DYNOEMS is all about.

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The Rebellion against Reason By Viv Forbes

     We don’t need rowdy Extinction Reb-hellions on our streets – we need Education on Extinctions in our science academies, classrooms and media. Extinctions are natural events that close every chapter of Earth’s history - they remove species that can’t cope with competition or change. The rocks are Earth’s archives, recording past climates, extinctions, ice ages, droughts, planetary impacts and volcanic activities. There is NOTHING unusual about current conditions or trends except for today’s huge human population. (Dinosaurs also were very numerous and successful, but only remnants of their line remain today.) There are at least 17 major extinctions recorded in Earth’s archives. They are revealed by discontinuities in surface outcrops, and in drill logs and core samples taken from deep drilling, sea sediment sampling, lake strata, tree rings, stalactite rings and ice cores. There is zero evidence in Earth’s archives of an extinction event caused by high levels of carbon dioxide or by gradual global warming. In fact we see the reverse – warm eras like the modern warming are followed closely by higher levels of carbon dioxide, which encourages plants and supports abundant life on Earth. Past extinctions were caused by meteor impacts, earth movements, geomagnetic reversals, volcanism, tidal waves and changing sea levels. Most eras are closed by life-extinguishing ice ages. Increasing ice is the big thing we have to fear. This is always followed by declining levels of the gases of life (carbon dioxide and water vapour) in the atmosphere. This twin disaster will herald widespread starvation of all plants and animals on Earth. The planet’s archives will then record one more Extinction Event.