Friday, December 19, 2014

Fri Dec 19th Todays News

Bludjahideen .. refugee program rorted and exposing Australia to danger
Child killers

8 children dead .. siblings

Fairfax blames Abbott for not saving Australia from Monis.




Sinodinos quits allowing a reshuffle

Royal commission .. Gillard lied .. now demands apology

Clive Palmer's senior media advisor arrested

Lambie wants to be talked to. 


Sport India V Aus in Cricket
India tribute to Phil Hughes in second test with 408 eclipsed by lusty hitting from the Australian tail. Then Vijay's defence penetrated by Starc, leaving Indian honour bruised. 

2013
Left wing argue using abuse. Often, they will lay down a few false statements and then build on them. So, a lefty arguing about politics in Australia, with the recent change of government, might say they hate Tony Abbott and are disgusted by him. They will say he isn't popular and he hates poor people. They will say he wants to make workers get paid less and rich people to get paid more. But the reality is very different to what they claim initially, and so an attempt to dispute any of their false assertions results in them back tracking to "You can't trust any of them." In fact Mr Abbott is a compassionate, friendly man. He is trying to improve the economy so that all prosper through honest work. It is pragmatic to encourage savings and investment because that drives growth. On the other hand, ALP politics is driven by hate and envy with a touch of cynicism. The ALP agenda is to tax poor working people and reward rich union leaders. So it is worth reading Blair's column on Van Badham's tweets. I ask my self the question "So how do others feel about a left wing party like the ALP moving to make anti semitism legal? Does that ever turn out well?"
Historical perspectives on this day
In 211, Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, was lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrived, the Praetorian Guard murdered him and he died in the arms of his mother, Julia Domna. 1154, Henry II of England was crowned at Westminster Abbey. 1490, Anne, Duchess of Brittany, was married to Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor by proxy. 1562, the Battle of Dreux took place during the French Wars of Religion. 1606, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery departed England carrying settlers who founded, at Jamestown, Virginia, the first of the thirteen colonies that became the United States. 1675, the Great Swamp Fight, a pivotal battle in King Philip's War, gave the English settlers a bitterly won victory. 1776, Thomas Paine published one of a series of pamphlets in The Pennsylvania Journal entitled "The American Crisis". 1777, American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army went into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 1796, French Revolutionary Wars: Two British frigates under Commodore Horatio Nelson and two Spanish frigates under Commodore Don Jacobo Stuart engaged in battle off the coast of Murcia.


In 1828, Nullification Crisis: Vice President of the United States John C. Calhoun penned the South Carolina Exposition and Protest, protesting the Tariff of 1828. 1900, Hopetoun Blunder: The first Governor-General of Australia John Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, appointed Sir William Lyne premier of the new state of New South Wales, but he was unable to persuade other colonial politicians to join his government and was forced to resign. 1907, 239 coal miners died in a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. 1912, William Van Schaick, captain of the steamship General Slocum which caught fire and killed over 1,000 people, was pardoned by U.S. President William Howard Taft after three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing prison. 1916, World War I: Battle of Verdun – On the Western Front, the French Army successfully held off the German Army and drove it back to its starting position.

In 1920, King Constantine I was restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander of Greece and a plebiscite. 1924, the last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was sold in London, England. 1927, three Indian revolutionaries, Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Ashfaqulla Khan were executed by the British Empire. 1932, BBC World Service began broadcasting as the BBC Empire Service. 1941, World War II: Adolf Hitler became Supreme Commander-in-chief of the German Army. Also 1941, World War II: Limpet mines placed by Italian divers heavily damaged the HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth in Alexandria harbour. 1946, start of the First Indochina War. 1956, Irish-born physician John Bodkin Adams was arrested in connection with the suspicious deaths of more than 160 patients. Eventually he was convicted only of minor charges. 1961, India annexed Daman and Diu, part of Portuguese India. 1964, the South Vietnamese military junta of Nguyễn Khánh dissolved the High National Council and arrested some of the members. 1967, Harold Holt, the Prime Minister of Australia, was officially presumed dead.

In 1972, Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returned to Earth. 1974, Nelson Rockefeller was sworn in as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford under the provisions of the twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 1975, John Paul Stevens was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 1979, Geoffrey Boycott became the first cricketer to be stranded at 99 not out against Australia at Perth. 1981, sixteen lives were lost when the Penlee lifeboat went to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas. 1983, the original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, was stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1984, the Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997 was signed in Beijing, China by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher. 1986, Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union, released Andrei Sakharov and his wife from exile in Gorky.

In 1995, the United States Government restored federal recognition to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indian tribe. 1997, SilkAir Flight 185 crashed into the Musi River, near Palembang in Indonesia, killing 104. 1998, president Bill Clinton was impeached by the United States House of Representatives, becoming the second President of the United States to be impeached. 2000, the Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attacked a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, Turkey, killing one person and injuring three. 2001, a record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) was recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl, Mongolia. Also in 2001, Argentine economic crisis: December 2001 riots – Riots erupted in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2010, Sachin Tendulkar scored a record-breaking 50th Century in Test cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng. Also 2010, Rahul Dravid crossed the 12000 runs milestone in Test cricket against South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, Gauteng. 2012, Park Geun-hye was elected the first female president of South Korea.
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This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
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Editorials will appear in the "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" series, starting with August https://www.createspace.com/4124406
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For twenty two years I have been responsibly addressing an issue, and I cannot carry on. I am petitioning the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to remedy my distress. I leave it up to him if he chooses to address the issue. Regardless of your opinion of conservative government, the issue is pressing. Please sign my petition at https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/tony-abbott-remedy-the-persecution-of-dd-ball

Or the US President at
https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-change-this-injustice#
or
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-injustice-faced-david-daniel-ball-after-he-reported-bungled-pedophile-investigation-and/b8mxPWtJ or http://wh.gov/ilXYR

Mr Ball, I will not sign your petition as it will do no good, but I will share your message and ask as many of friends who read it, to share it also. Let us see if we cannot use the power of the internet to spread the word of these infamous killings. As a father and a former soldier, I cannot, could not, justify ignoring this appalling action by the perpetrators, whoever they may; I thank you Douglas. You are wrong about the petition. Signing it is as worthless and meaningless an act as voting. A stand up guy would know that. - ed

Lorraine Allen Hider I signed the petition ages ago David, with pleasure, nobody knows what it's like until they've been there. Keep heart David take care.


I have begun a bulletin board (http://theconservativevoice.freeforums.netwhich will allow greater latitude for members to post and interact. It is not subject to FB policy and so greater range is allowed in posts. Also there are private members rooms in which nothing is censored, except abuse. All welcome, registration is free.
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Happy birthday and many happy returns Gerald Ě GrechEris WittmannLam Nguyen , Tony Pham , Peter Au  and Kevin Smith. Born on the same day, across the years, along with


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In a coup on December 19, 1964South Vietnam's ruling military junta led by General Nguyễn Khánh(pictured) dissolved the High National Council (HNC) and arrested some of its members. Khánh needed to satisfy the wishes of some younger generals to stay in power, after they had saved him from an earlier coup attempt. They wanted to sideline older officers who had previously been in high leadership positions, hiding their motives with a plan to force all general officers with more than 25 years of service to retire. The HNC, an unelected advisory body created to give a veneer of civilian rule, recommended against this, and was then dissolved. This dismayed the United States, South Vietnam's main sponsor. The US ambassador, Maxwell D. Taylor, harshly berated the generals and threatened aid cuts. Khánh embarked on a media offensive, criticizing US policy and what he saw as infringement of Vietnamese sovereignty. He and the other generals began preparations to expel Taylor before changing their minds. Khánh's tactics rallied support for his fragile leadership, at least temporarily. The Americans did not carry through on Taylor's threats to cut off aid, even though the HNC was never restored. (Full article...)
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