Alcohol, James, is Dangerous at Any Level By Mrs Vera West

     Opposing alcohol consumption was the key issue that drove the temperance movement across the West, which my other was active in so long ago:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperance_movement    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperance_movement_in_Australia

     However, today’s culture is so decadent that trying to curb alcohol consumption in a world where harder drugs circulate more freely than candy is pointless. For the time, the forces of darkness and absolute evil have won, at least the first round, but not yet the entire war.     Still, none of this refutes the original temperance attack on alcohol, that first, it is a moral poison, destroying rational self-control (“getting drunk” is that by definition), and secondly, the health effects, which science now confirms:  https://www.livescience.com/63420-alcohol-no-safe-level.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180824-ls

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A Cook’s Tour of the Filleting of Mal Turnbull By Louis Cook

     I watched the play-out of Australian politics on TV the last two days with its predictable commentary from the ABC. However, I think it was a well planned event! The policy was ‘Turnbull must go’ and he was deposed, Dutton was never the planned person to replace him but the two who were elected Prime Minister and Deputy in that order. It was a charade played out for the gullible voter! Morrison and Frydenberg emerged as ‘the good guys’. The suspension of the House of Representatives was interesting in the performance of the Opposition they acted like they were goaded by a shit-stick.

     Then the ABC broadcast moved to the Senate around 2 pm ... what a performance by Senator Wong. Labor, in both Houses, were crying “What about the Australian people?” Well, blow be down, do they really care?!The broadcasting of the Senate opened the way for Senator Hanson to deliver a ‘serve’ on the ‘self-serving’ antics of both parties. Bravo Pauline! Then Senator Bernadi had his say and it was an indictment of the Liberal Party and why he resigned. He warned much worse was in store for the Australian people in the form of Bill Shorten after the next election. Senator Hinch’s contribution added little value to the debate and after that I turned the telly off.

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The Fall of the Apple Turnover; Second Take By James Reed

     Thank God King Mal Turnbull has fallen. Morrison is marginally better, but the important thing here is that this is a symbolic victory. Turnbull combined the worst elements of the politically correct left and economic decadent right in one power packed package. He was bad on the Republic, big Australia, mass immigration and every other politically correct issue. However, where he excelled, as a liberal, was climate change, which he championed with the passion of a Greenie:    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/24/another-greenie-bites-the-dust-aussie-pm-forced-out-by-climate-policy/

“Though Turnbull is a member of the Liberal party – Australia’s conservatives – his politics are very much at the squishier end of the spectrum. An arch-globalist, nicknamed the Honourable Member for Goldman Sachs (where he was a partner), Turnbull is fairly typical of the centrist, ideology-free conservatives who have tended to make the running in western politics in recent years. Indeed, when he first entered politics he seriously considered representing Australia’s Labor party (the socialists) rather than the Liberal party (the conservatives). Turnbull did not get off to a good start with Donald Trump. Shortly after the President’s inauguration, the two had a sticky phone conversation in which Trump refused to go along with a plan previously agreed with Obama whereby the U.S. was supposed to accept from Australia up to 2,000 economic migrants (mostly from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan).

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The End of Patient Privacy By Charles Taylor

     Big Tech continues to move down the track of it tyrannical freedom-eliminating agenda, with the latest move being their play of seeking hospital and other health data:  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/14/alphabet-amazon-ibm-and-microsoft-want-hospitals-data/   https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-22-google-amazon-and-ibm-all-trying-to-acquire-your-hospital-records.html

“Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com have launched a campaign for restrictions on data sharing between hospitals to be dropped. At the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference in Washington, D.C., the companies issued a joint statement against patient data sharing restrictions. “We are jointly committed to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are enabled through the cloud and AI,” the companies declared. “We share the common quest to unlock the potential in healthcare data, to deliver better outcomes at lower costs.” According to CNBC, the companies even proposed building tools “for the health community around a set of common standards for exchanging health information electronically.”    

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The Engineered Collapse of Venezuela By Chris Knight

     We have been covering the economic and social collapse of Venezuela, from socialist economics, which has led to events such as children fighting each other with machetes for the better garbage:  https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article206950449.html    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-27/socialist-utopia-child-gangs-fight-quality-garbage-machetes-venezuela

     Inflation is so bad that all one can buy for $ 4 million, is a small block of land with a burnt down house on it:  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-22/what-4-million-buys-you-vancouvers-real-estate-market

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Water on the Moon; Now Tell Us that the Moon is Made of Cheese! By Brian Simpson

     So, NASA is telling us now that water has been discovered on the moon. What has taken them so long to work this out? Such pools of ice water are relatively large in extent and surely should have been detected long before 2018. If I can find water in my fridge, then why can’t NASA in all its magic have worked this out sooner?  https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7218

     There is a fascinating area of conspiracy concerning the 1969 alleged moon landing, and how this could have been faked. Personally I don’t think so, as there, is, surprisingly enough (for usually the establishment ignores conspiracy theories, giving them even more edge), rebuttals of this. What I really like are physics bits about the uniqueness of the moon, even in the universe:  https://www.space.com/12464-earth-moon-unique-solar-system-universe.html

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Who, or What, is “Steve”? By Brian Simpson

     I like reading and writing these science pieces for you after a hard day of high school teaching. Usually I am a little drunk while doing so, the only thing that can relax me enough to get some sleep to face the next day of teaching  torture, rampaging rude students, no interest in science and maths, but plenty of interest in drugs, even though chemistry is needed to synthesise their treasures. I particularly rejoice in science geeks stumbling across stuff that they cannot yet explain. I know that this upsets them, and stresses them almost to the same level I get teaching in the multicult:  https://www.livescience.com/63385-steve-not-aurora-mystery-phenomenon.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20180821-ls

“Late at night on July 25, 2016, a thin river of purple light slashed through the skies of northern Canada in an arc that seemed to stretch hundreds of miles into space. It was a magnificent, mysterious, borderline-miraculous sight, and the group of citizen skywatchers who witnessed it decided to give the phenomenon a fittingly majestic name: “Steve.” Given its coincidence with the northern lights, Steve was just thought to be part of the aurora — the shimmering sheets of nighttime color that appear in the sky when charged plasma particles streak out of the sun, sail across space on solar winds and jolt down Earth’s magnetic field toward the planet’s poles. However, a new study published today (Aug. 20) in the journal Geophysical Research Letters suggests that such a simple explanation might not apply. [Aurora Images: See Breathtaking Views of the Northern Lights] According to researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada and the University of California, Los Angeles, Steve does not contain the telltale traces of charged particles blasting through Earth’s atmosphere that auroras do. Steve, therefore, is not an aurora at all, but something entirely different: a mysterious, largely unexplained phenomenon that the researchers have dubbed a “sky glow.”

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Ann Coulter: Resistance is Futile! By Peter West

     Queen Ann Coulter has a new book, and we should mention it, since it pursues a theme that has been running through many of the US articles published at alor.org, namely, that the Left and progressives are suffering from Trump Hysteria Insanity Syndrome (THIS), causing a form of not foot and mouth disease, but foot in mouth disease. The book by Ann  is entitled, Resistance is Futile: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost its Collective Mind:  https://www.amazon.com/Resistance-Futile-Trump-Hating-Left-Collective-ebook/dp/B07BJMNZC1    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/21/exclusive-excerpt-ann-coulters-resistance-futile/

     Well, after reading it all, the extract wasn’t actually all that concise, but readers who have been following us know that the Left has been saying all matter of crazy things, being gut-sore that Trump stole the election from crook Hillary. The most amazing thing, is that so  much energy has been put into the “Russians released damaging material from Hillary’s camp,” as if that release is the problem. But, shouldn’t the debate have been about the actual damaging material? It is stunning that Trump did not go harder on this point. How can one steal anything from a crook, and with the level of illegal voting, the election was being stolen from Trump anyway.  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/22/ann-coulter-we-need-to-apply-the-first-amendment-to-social-media-companies/    https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/22/exclusive-ann-coulter-trump-represents-what-liberals-hate-about-america-which-is-americans/

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Korean Nukes Continue By James Reed

     I have been following the North Korea nuke issue, because I don’t trust them. It struck me as highly implausible that a regime could go from talk of a nuclear Armageddon, to peace in a few months. There has to be more to it than that, surely:  https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/21/u-n-nuclear-watchdog-no-sign-of-north-korea-halting-nuclear-activities/

“The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published a report on Monday stating there is no indication North Korea is truly abandoning its nuclear weapons program. The U.N. watchdog agency said the few steps taken by Pyongyang so far have been largely theatrical and do not represent a meaningful dismantling of the rogue Communist nation’s nuclear capability. The IAEA report made it clear that verification is extremely difficult to conduct in North Korea, so the agency’s “knowledge of the DPRK’s nuclear program is limited, and, as further nuclear activities take place in the country, this knowledge is declining.” That sounds like a tactful way of saying that North Korea is growing less transparent as the “denuclearization” process ostensibly continues, which is the exact opposite of what the international community desires, and quite remarkable given how opaque North Korea was to begin with. Based on the few verification tools available to it, primarily satellite imagery and the trickle of “open source” information available from North Korea, the IAEA warned that a new plutonium reprocessing plant appears to be under construction at the Yongbyon nuclear power plant, while a new site near Pyongyang has characteristics “not inconsistent with a centrifuge enrichment facility.” Both of these facilities would be useful for producing nuclear warheads.”

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Politically Correct Language Totally Out of Control (Reader Discretion Warning) By Mrs Vera West

     Political correctness in the form of speech codes is going for a home run, having now put a player on the health care base.  For example, it is no longer pc to speak, medically of the “vagina”:  https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-21-healthline-website-replaces-vagina-front-hole-appease-lgbt-language-police.html

“The Healthline.com website has literally announced that the term “vagina” will no longer be used in their reporting because it might offend people who were born as biological men but now “identify” as women but don’t have a female vagina. Instead, Healthline.com will resort to the term “front hole,” which they believe is somehow more inclusive and respectful. It doesn’t sound more respectful. “Hey, how’s your front hole?” But this is the new delusion of the Left’s language police: Now everything that has a gender-specific meaning must be utterly destroyed and replaced by crude-sounding gobbledygook in order to avoid offending people who are confused about their own gender or sexuality.”https://www.healthline.com/health/lgbtqia-safe-sex-guide

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Hello Rupert, bye-bye Malcolm

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2018/08/23/hello-rupert-bye-bye-malcolm/

Anyone who doubts Rupert Murdoch’s role in the political chaos that has played out in recent days has never worked for him at a senior level.

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The Great Liberal/Left Death Wish By James Reed

      A classic essay that should be re-read, from time to time, is “The Great Liberal Death Wish,” by Christian journalist Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990). Muggeridge took a stand against the idolisation of the Soviet Union when the USSR was high on the pop charts of the decadent Left, and he lost his job for it. But he did not back down. Here is a typical hard hitting statement from him:

“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over--a weary, battered old brontosaurus--and became extinct.”

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Stealing the First White Farms By Peter Ewer

     Following on from the news that the anarcho-tyrannical British government supported the new South African laws allowing White farms to be stolen (no compensation), comes the news that the Black south African government is moving ahead with its white genocide program. Yes, let’s have equality here; if this was by whites in history, academic elites called it ‘genocide’ so by parity of  reason, so should we.  https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/20/report-south-africa-expropriates-first-farms-without-compensation/   https://m.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/state-takes-first-farm-20180818

“Government has begun unilaterally expropriating farms against which land claims have been lodged and where price negotiations with owners have stalled. Two game farms in Limpopo appear to be the first properties that will be expropriated without following a court process. The owners, who dispute the validity of the land claims lodged against their property, want R200m for the land, while government has offered them R20m. A letter written to Akkerland Boerdery, owners of a luxury hunting farm in Makhado in Limpopo, read in part: “Notice is hereby given that a terrain inspection will be held on the farms on April 5 2018 at 10am in order to conduct an audit of the assets and a handover of the farm’s keys to the state.” Mashile Mokono, head of the land reform office in the ministry of rural development and land reform, told City Press’ sister newspaper, Rapport, that the minister was committed to speeding up land reform. Mokono said that just this past week, Land Reform Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane signed another two final orders for expropriation in terms of section 42E of the Restitution of Land Rights Act, where negotiations have become deadlocked.

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Shutting Down Migration By Richard Miller

     Not all Europeans are willing, to keep the globalist elites happy, to allow migration to demographically swamp local populations, as degenerate Britain and Sweden are prepared to do (although there are some signs of emerging political resistance in Sweden at 1 second to midnight).   https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/20/leaders-demand-eu-border-shutdown/

“The flow of third world migrants must be brought to a halt, European leaders said over the weekend, with Sebastian Kurz calling for EU nations to begin blocking boats from Africa. Der Standard reported the Austrian Chancellor [pictured above, left] held a telephone conversation with Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in which the pair agreed that the situation with migrants being ferried across the Mediterranean was not sustainable. “We are both of the opinion that the EU cannot just allow every ship to dock,” said Kurtz, urging other nations in the bloc to close their ports to boats carrying illegal immigrants. According to a statement from Austria’s Federal Chancellery published Sunday, the Conservative head of state said migrant-laden vessels should be stopped at the EU’s external border, and asylum seekers either returned to their country of origin or delivered to a safe third country on mainland Africa."

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Ecosexuals/ What the…? By James Reed

     As longish term readers will know, one of my jobs as a journalist of sorts here (not saying that I am a particularly good one though) is to report on absurdities in the universities, and I do this in the hope of gaining support for my idea of closing down the universities, and replacing them by decentralised professional and technical training centres. Hence, teach doctors in hospitals, biological tech in biology/biotech training centres, and lawyers in Law Societies, although we have a glut of them at the moment. Plenty of practice for jobs is the theme. Arts/Farts and Social Sciences will get the chop, i.e. Womyn’s Studies, Sociology and related bs. For today, consider the idea of ecosexuals? What’s that you may ask?  https://twitter.com/RealPeerReview/status/1031201316595527684

“A recently published academic article examines “exosexuals’ encounters with the natural environment.” In a new academic piece published in the journal Feminist Theory, Professor Lauran Whitworth of St. Mary’s College of Maryland defines the increasingly popular term “ecosexual.” “1. A person that finds nature sensual, sexy. 2. A new sexual identity. 3: Person who takes the Earth as their lover,” she wrote. In another paragraph, Whitworth explains that while some environmentalists encourage the use of environmentally-friendly sex products such as fair trade condoms and chemical-free lubricants, “ecosexuals” take it a step further by encouraging sex with “nature itself.” Breitbart News has reported on “ecosexuals” throughout their rise in popularity in feminist circles. In November 2016, Breitbart News reported that “ecosexuals” were masturbating under waterfalls and trees to save the planet. In September 2017, Breitbart News reported that a UC Santa Cruz professor was encouraging her students to have sex with the earth in order to preserve it. In April 2018, Breitbart News reported on a University of Michigan professor that wrote about the importance of “talking erotically to plants.”

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The Mania of Global Warming By James Reed

     If readers need a concrete example of the way global warming has become a new cult among the chattering/singing class, simply consider the comments by singer Steve Wonder that global warming was responsible for the cancer that killed singer Aretha Franklin!  https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/08/20/stevie-wonder-blames-global-warming-for-aretha-franklins-cancer/

“I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all these things that are happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world. What we eat affects the world.” Wonder said. “I just hope that people will grow up out of the foolishness and know that we all, by how we think, how we view, how we treat others, we will never unlock the key until we truly let go of the hatred, the bigotry, the evilness, the selfishness. We do that and we can unlock some of those things that keep us in this place. If you read it closely, though, what Wonder said is even dumber than blaming disease on Global Warming. The truth is that he blamed the spread of cancer on those who don’t believe in Global Warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming,” Stevie Wonder said. So the pro-science Wonder is telling the world that a lack of belief in Global Warming is what killed Aretha Franklin, is what gave her cancer."

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The Angry Mexican By Charles Taylor

     The following came in an email, unfortunately with no URL, but it is good, showing the great double standard that hot ‘n’ spicey Third World countries have regarding immigration, when the sandal is on the other foot:

“The State of Sonora is angry at the influx of Mexicans into Mexico! The state legislators from the Mexican State of Sonora traveled to Tucson to complain about Arizona ‘s new employer crackdown on illegal s from Mexico .  It seems that many Mexican illegals are returning to their hometowns and the officials in the Sonora state government are ticked off.  A delegation of nine state legislators from Sonora was in Tucson on Tuesday to state that Arizona ‘s new ‘Employer Sanctions Law’ will have a devastating effect on the Mexican state. At a news conference, the legislators said that Sonora, - Arizona’s southern neighbor - made up of mostly small towns - cannot handle the demand for housing, jobs and schools that it will face as Mexican workers return to their hometowns from the USA without jobs or money.

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When Google Dies? By Brian Simpson

     Metaphorically speaking of course, and to introduce the topic of the end of Google, which I like to doodle as “Gooooooooogle,” as far-fetched as that now sounds.  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/17/george-gilder-google-repeats-marxs-errors-is-usurping-human-minds/

“American thinker and economist George Gilder joined Breitbart News Daily this week to discuss his book Life After Google, which makes the case that the big data era led by companies like Google is coming to an end. Gilder started by explaining why the Google model cannot last forever. “Their great mistake is addressing the issue of security successfully. One of the reasons for free is because nobody wants to steal free stuff. So the burdens on security for the network are greatly diminished,” Gilder argued. “A free model doesn’t really teach you. Capitalism is based on markets and prices and relationships with customers who you have to serve and who have rights. This is how capitalist progress works.”

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Millennial Idealists Get Murdered: Not All Humans are “Kind” By Richard Miller

     It is poor taste to laugh or even be smug about other peoples’ misfortunes, even if they are stupid. Thus I never watch those so called comedy video shows which typically have people having accidents. They may not die, but often get hurt. I don’t see human misery as a joking matter. Nevertheless that does not mean that we cannot deduce lessons of life from the stupid things that some people have done, especially liberals who have a deeply flawed idealistic view of the world.  https://www.pluralist.com/posts/1824-millennial-couple-bikes-near-isis-territory-thinking-humans-are-kind-and-gets-killed

“Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans.” An idealistic young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a cycling trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, last year quit their office jobs in Washington, DC, to embark on the journey. Austin, who worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Geoghegan, who worked in the Georgetown University admissions office, decided that they’re were wasting their lives working.

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Letter to The Editor - Recognition of the special place" of our indigenous peoples must distinguish clearly

To The Australian          It is a step in the right direction for our five former and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioners to have admitted that a national indigenous representative voice could be established without any change to the Constitution ("MPs told to get the job done on recognition", 22/8). Perhaps such a voice should also be self-funded rather than propped up by all the rest of us through government grants. Advocacy of "some form of recognition of the special place" of our indigenous peoples must distinguish clearly between affirmation of their past culture and history, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, definition of the status of their presently living members who must first be loyal Australians, honouring Queen and flag, and not would-be separatists misusing "land rights", ceremonial greetings at public occasions and an unnecessary and spurious flag.  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic