Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wed Nov 26th Todays News

The NRL have a history of failing the public and players. They were very quick to side with then Minister Jason Clare


Historical perspectives on this day
In 783, the Asturian queen Adosinda was put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus. In 1161, Battle of Caishi: A Song dynasty fleet fought a naval engagement with Jin dynasty ships on the Yangtze river during the Jin–Song Wars. In 1476, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Báthory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time. In 1778, in the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook became the first European to visit Maui. In 1784, the Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established. In 1789, a national Thanksgiving Day was observed in the United States as recommended by President George Washington and approved by Congress

In 1805, official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. In 1825, at Union College in Schenectady, New York, a group of college students form the Kappa Alpha Society, the first college social fraternity. In 1842, the University of Notre Dame was founded. In 1863, United States President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed November 26 as a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated annually on the final Thursday of November. (Since 1941, it has been on the fourth Thursday.) In 1865, Battle of Papudo: A Spanish navy schooner was defeated by a Chilean corvette north of Valparaíso, Chile. 

In 1917, the National Hockey League was formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams. In 1918, the Montenegran Podgorica Assembly voted for a "union of the people", declaring assimilation into the Kingdom of Serbia. In 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years. Also, The Toll of the Sea debuted as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor. (The Gulf Between was the first film to do so, but it was not widely distributed.) In 1939, Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Army orchestrated an incident which was used to justify the start of the Winter War with Finland four days later. In 1942, World War II: Yugoslav Partisans convened the first meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia at Bihaćin northwestern Bosnia. In 1943, World War II: HMT Rohna was sunk by the Luftwaffe in an air attack in the Mediterranean north of Béjaïa, Algeria. In 1944, World War II: A German V-2 rocket hit a Woolworth's shop on New Cross High Street in London, United Kingdom, killing 168 people. Also, World War II: Germany began V-1 and V-2 attacks on Antwerp, Belgium. In 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the constitution presented by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

In 1950, Korean War: Troops from the People's Republic of China launched a massive counterattack in North Korea against South Korean and United Nations forces (Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River and Battle of Chosin Reservoir), ending any hopes of a quick end to the conflict. In 1965, in the Hammaguir launch facility in the Sahara Desert, France launched a Diamant-A rocket with its first satellite, Asterix-1, on board. In 1968, Vietnam War: United States Air Force helicopter pilot James P. Fleming rescued an Army Special Forces unit pinned down by Viet Cong fire. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1970, in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1 mm) of rain fell in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever recorded. In 1977, an unidentified hijacker named Vrillon, claiming to be the representative of the "Ashtar Galactic Command", took over Britain's Southern Television for six minutes, starting at 5:12 pm. In 1983, Brink's-MAT robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million were stolen from the Brink's-MAT vault at Heathrow Airport. In 1986, Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the members of what will become known as the Tower Commission.

In 1990, the Delta II rocket made its maiden flight. In 1991, National Assembly of Azerbaijan abolished the autonomous status of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of Azerbaijan and renamed several cities back to their original names. In 1998, Tony Blair became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Oireachtas, the parliament of the Republic of Ireland. In 2000, George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's electoral votes by Katherine Harris, going on to win the United States presidential election, despite losing in the national popular vote. In 2003, Concorde made its final flight, over Bristol, England. In 2004, Ruzhou School massacre: A man stabbed and killed eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China. Also, the last Poʻouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) died of avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii, before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct. In 2008, Mumbai attack by Pakistan-sponsored Lashkar-e-Taiba. In 2011, NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attacked a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.

from 2013
ALP love media are confused. Prior to the election, Libs promised no worse deal than the ALP. It turns out the ALP had cut spending buried in their documents. Libs will proceed, and love media are calling it a broken election promise and Lib cut. Even were that true, no program which will be cut for not being funded is essential. All essential programs are paid for. All that might happen is some teachers will have to do what they are paid for. The world will not end. But the ALP love media are confused. 

Paul Barry is paid for his credibility. He is now on three month vacation. Maybe he will learn to read? Great tyres are worth the cost. More on the slaves to marxism. I am waiting for Andrew to pay me. ABC fact checkers mistake on fact. Abbott solves ALP problems. AGW hysteria dying more slowly than Iago in Othello. Jenna Price gets snippy. Mark Scott, ABC guy, should resign.

An argument has been made claiming that Israel is partly responsible for some of the terrorist activity against it. The argument employed scans to the ignorant eye. A person who knew little, might feel it is balanced and Israel may in fact bear some responsibility. The truth is simple, that Israel is exemplary as a modern democratic nation deserving a prosperous future. But the lie excusing the atrocities committed by generations of terrorists is tempting to the ignorant because the alternative is that the ignorant have been complicit. And they have been. Ignorant people are responsible for terrorist activity. Including the Christians who become victims and some left wing Jews. Calling Iran's attempt to make an atom bomb 'peaceful' will not make it so. One of the few positives I can see from the agreement is that there is apparently bipartisan support (in the US) opposing it. Kerry isn't Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain was a conservative who chose a path of least resistance because he didn't anticipate evil. Kerry is duplicitous. Kerry supports a socialist ideal. Israel doesn't fit in that ideal.

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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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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 Binh NguyenNoel SouthidetNathan Lam and Greg Smith. Born on the same day, across the years, along with


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