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Old Dog Thoughts -Hitler’s application of science proposed by the new Right-Wing Senator in NSW

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,26/3/19/; No DNA testing can prove Aboriginality. So Bolt could well be Indigenous and not Dutch; The Russians again; Media loving Trump; Bolt and Morrison team;

Yo-yo Morrison And The Ups-And-Downs Of Making A Decision! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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Yes, leadership has its ups-and-downs, but I don’t think that I’ve ever seen someone who moves up and down as much as the human yo-yo, Scott Morrison. You know how the yo-yo works: it reaches the end of the string and it hurries back up to the top only to immediately sink again.

I guess the thing that struck me about Yo-yo Mo’s threat to sue Aly was the simple fact that Waleed was reporting something that had been widely reported in various sources years ago. When it was first reported, our PM told us that he didn’t comment on Cabinet discussions. Not so last night, where he assured us that he brought up concerns about Muslim immigration because he wanted to “address them”. He didn’t explain how he hoped to address them as Shadow Opposition Immigration minister. Maybe he planned to help promote unity by complaining about the taxpayer funding flights to the funeral services of asylum seekers who perished when the ship crashed on Christmas Island.

Or perhaps he was trying to help last night when he assured us that there were over fifty people on Manus and Nauru who had “character” concerns. When asked how many of them were actually “rapists, murderers and pedophiles”, he was less clear, but it was clearly “significantly more than one”…

Is three significantly more than one? It is 300% after all.

Still, I’m not sure what the point is. Is he suggesting that a non-convicted pedophile with a life-threatening condition which couldn’t be treated on Nauru would be allowed to die because we couldn’t keep them under control if they came to Australia? I mean, George Pell was taken to hospital because he’s got the flu and he’s an actual convicted sex offender.

Watching last night, I couldn’t help but think that this Waleed Aly interview will be called a “trainwreck” which – as I wrote a few weeks ago, trains actually have tracks which they go off; this mob in Canberra resemble a car where the fighting for the steering wheel has become so intense that the wheel itself has ended up in the boot.

via Yo-yo Morrison And The Ups-And-Downs Of Making A Decision! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts – Murdoch’s and the Right’s Toxic Voice

Andrew Bolt’s Blog 23/3/19; Sociopathy of the Right Murdoch’s toxic media voice permeates Australia; Morrison’s low shots against Islam can’t begin to compare with Andrew Bolt’s; Truth the difference matters facts and fiction News Corpse is killing the difference;

Christchurch shooting: The culture wars are real and represents a sad, broken state of Australian conversation

The Australian conversation is breaking down and could have dangerous consequences.

Ask Bolt if he recognises tribalism he’ll say no thenlook at his blogs. They ere consistent to a tee. (ODT)

Christchurch shooting: The culture wars are real and represents a sad, broken state of Australian conversation

Scott Morrison tells Waleed Aly he always sought to confront Islamophobia, not exploit it – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Key points:

Scott Morrison said he never told senior colleagues to exploit community concerns about Muslim migration
The Prime Minister accused Waleed Aly of being “very emotional” and “over the top”
Mr Morrison refused to say whether his party should preference One Nation and Fraser Anning last.

via Scott Morrison tells Waleed Aly he always sought to confront Islamophobia, not exploit it – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

WATCH: Israeli soldiers break into Palestinian school, arrest 10-year-old | +972 Magazine

Fully armed soldiers enter the school in occupied Hebron, threaten teachers, and take away a child they likely exceeded their authority to arrest because of his age.

via WATCH: Israeli soldiers break into Palestinian school, arrest 10-year-old | +972 Magazine

Fox News may stop serving as a propaganda network for Trump — and Hannity is reportedly freaking out | Salon.com

Lachlan Murdoch is allegedly wary of having his network seen as the president’s personal Soviet-style Pravda

via Fox News may stop serving as a propaganda network for Trump — and Hannity is reportedly freaking out | Salon.com

Old Dog Thoughts- Why is Australia trying to lengthen Milo’s use-by date? Lack of imagination.

 

Milo Yiannopoulos

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,21/3/19; Milo just a pawn in a bigger game of headlines; Bolt supports Imperial take overs and land grabs; Morrison claims non-racism but negotiates with Hanson; Top UK cop warns of the rise of far-right;

Old Dog Thoughts- 3 Right -Wingers throwing words at each other

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Andrew Bolt’s Blog,21/3/19; Two right-winger racists arguing; Suggested as the worst recorded in the southern hemisphere; The IPA vs James Cook; Advertising the Sleeping Giants; People want higher taxes,

Scott Morrison slams Waleed Aly’s ‘Muslim immigration’ comments after Christchurch shooting

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Fake News I don’t think so this has been widely reported and stretches back to 2005. How is it Morrison said nothing all this time? Yet we have heard him attack the South Sudanese. We’ve heard him attack the rate of and lack of Integration of Muslims but not Greeks, or Italians. Hreadily disparaged the influence the Chinese have had here in recent times. So why wouldn’t we consider it an outright lie?  Morrison was an enthusiatic architect of dog whistling on immigration having witnessed the Cronulla riots in 2005.(ODT)

“I have no intention of doing that, I just simply want people to report the truth and that is an ugly and disgusting lie,” Mr Morrison said. “I reject it absolutely.”

The 2011 report was published in The Sydney Morning Herald by Lenore Taylor, the current editor of Guardian Australia.

“As the author of the report in question I can add that the sources (multiple) have always stuck by what they told me – and subsequently told several other journalists,” Taylor said on Sunday.

via Scott Morrison slams Waleed Aly’s ‘Muslim immigration’ comments after Christchurch shooting

We need to talk about Australian Conservatives – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Our founder, Senator Cory Bernardi, has been a regular critic of Islam, including here calling on Muslims to ‘reject, refute and reform’ Islam, and here where he called out the error of Britain’s migration program accepting Islamic migrants.

One question states that “some have attributed the migration of people of Islamic belief to terror attacks in Australia and abroad” and asks people for their view. In an obvious attempt to solicit negative responses, other questions included, “What is your view on the practice of sharia law in Australia?” and, “What is your view on the Islamic practice of allowing men to marry girls who are under the legal age of sexual consent?”

Bernardi defended the timing of the survey saying “We’re not politicising anything, we’re trying to decide what the Australian people want.”

Far from an innocent information gathering exercise, the very format was intended to offend.

via We need to talk about Australian Conservatives – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Cory Booker Scolds Kamala Harris for Joking About Pot Use

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 04: Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., attend the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Hart Building on September 4, 2018. The hearing was delayed by motions to adjourn by Democratic senators and protesters. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Apply this to the offences Indigenous Australians are incarcerated for. We are worse than the US (ODT)

“Now we have presidential candidates, senators, bragging about their pot use while there are kids who can’t get a job because they have a nonviolent offense for doing things that two of the last three presidents did,” he added.

While he declined to name them, both Harris and Sanders recently attracted attention for joking about their past use of the drug during interviews with “The Breakfast Club,” a nationally syndicated radio show.

the gross disparity in the way that rich and poor users are currently treated by the criminal justice system makes it no laughing matter. “The privileged can break laws and not have to worry about it. There’s no difference between blacks and whites for using marijuana, or even selling marijuana, but blacks are almost four times more likely to be convicted,” Booker said.

via Cory Booker Scolds Kamala Harris for Joking About Pot Use

‘The entire world knows the settlers have declared war on us’ | +972 Magazine

Munir Suleiman, fro the Palestinian village of Urif, points the a bullet hole in his home, which was targeted by settlers. 'Sometimes they come down with the army, sometimes the army joins later, after the entire village comes out to defend itself.' (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

State Sponsored Christchurch terror in the West Bank of Israel (ODT)

In the occupied West Bank, Palestinians living near extremist settlements have been seeing a drastic increase in violence. Israeli authorities refuse to take responsibility, while the villagers are left to fend for themselves.

via ‘The entire world knows the settlers have declared war on us’ | +972 Magazine

Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

The GOP Fox Corp marriage is now official. If America could only become a one party state officially Mussolini would be pleased. (ODT)

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has spun off various television assets – including the Fox News Channel and Fox broadcast network – to form a new company that will be known simply as Fox Corp.

Fox announced its board members, including former US House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis. Other board members include Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Anne Dias, Chase Carey, Roland A. Hernandez and Jacques Nasser.

The new Fox is now “a standalone, publicly traded company,” the company said. Its shares are listed on the Nasdaq market; Tuesday marks the first day of trading.

Murdoch family launches a new Fox; former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins company’s board

Old Dog Thoughts- News Corp and Sky are ISIS equivalents

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,20/3/19; Media solutions to to MSM racism and Islamophobia; ISIS is back and Andrew Bolt only toned things down for less than 24 hours; Advertisers are fleeing Fox New’s Celebrities;

Peeling the Potato: Dutton, the Greens and Fraser Anning – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Qld’s greatest shame (OLD)

The responses to Fraser Anning’s asinine statement following the Christchurch Mosque Massacre have come thick and fast. But none is ridiculous, or more dangerous, than Peter Dutton’s recent spat with the Greens. Get your potato peelers out, ladies and gentlemen, for we are going into the veggie patch to confront Spud on his home turf.

via Peeling the Potato: Dutton, the Greens and Fraser Anning – » The Australian Independent Media Network

He Who Must Not Be Named… No, Not ScoMo… Well, him too, but the other one! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Of course, I did delete a certain senior politician’s name from a recent piece that I wrote. Apparently, the PM’s office got all hot and bothered when Waleed Aly suggested in a response to Christchurch something that was widely reported in 2011 and threatened defamation action.

A rather interesting response, given Scott didn’t threaten to react so litigously when it was reported way back in 2011. I guess it was different then. It wasn’t being said by a Muslim.

via He Who Must Not Be Named… No, Not ScoMo… Well, him too, but the other one! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Christchurch attacks show New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is a leader for our times – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Jacinda Ardern, wearing a headscarf, walks to mourners

via Christchurch attacks show New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is a leader for our times – Politics – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Despite Crackdowns, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Videos Take Stubborn Root on YouTube

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The killings in Christchurch are part of an international pattern of attacks on Muslims, which seem to have increased over the past two years. In January 2017, a man entered a mosque in Quebec City and shot and killed six people. He was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison this year. The killer followed white supremacists, conspiracy theorists and right-wing commentators online, and he was fixated on Muslims and immigrants. He was a fan of President Donald Trump and his Muslim ban.

Since 2016, at least three U.S. mosques have been set afire, and at least three other Islamic institutions across the country have targeted for terrorist attacks.

via Despite Crackdowns, White Supremacist and Neo-Nazi Videos Take Stubborn Root on YouTube

White supremacy is on the march, and Trump is at least partly to blame | Moustafa Bayoumi | Opinion | The Guardian

‘The president – any president – sets the national tone for what is permissible speech and impermissible speech in the political arena. Donald Trump, on the other hand, merely revels in the impermissible.’

After the Christchurch shooting by a racist gunman the president played down the threat of white nationalism but his record speaks louder than words

via White supremacy is on the march, and Trump is at least partly to blame | Moustafa Bayoumi | Opinion | The Guardian

Rupert Murdoch Is a Relentless Purveyor of Islamophobia

Andrew Bolt denies that he’s pushe Islamophobia for 19 years, it’s been 20 at least (ODT)

World-straddling press lord Rupert Murdoch’s media is under pressure in the wake of the massacre of 50 worshipers by a white supremacist terrorist at a Christchurch mosque. Murdoch’s Fox News is known for pushing white nationalist themes and for demonizing Muslims, and his Sky News Australia is not very different.

Sky News Australia kept looping the video made by the alleged mass murderer and terrorist during the mosque attack. New Zealand authorities had discouraged people from playing the tape, which the white supremacist had connived at in order to spread his hate. Not sensationalizing these mass shooters is best practice in law enforcement and mass media. The focus should be on their victims. But Murdoch’s Sky News Australia disregarded these requests and so was suspended from the airwaves by the independent Sky News New Zealand.

via Rupert Murdoch Is a Relentless Purveyor of Islamophobia

Old Dog Thoughts What and who is the Gollum among us?

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,19/3/19; Not in the Interests of the Nation; Remember Bolt’s cry of debt debt debt ALP debt. Abbott doubled it and now? Nothing now; Murdoch the snaeky bastard;

Christchurch shootings: How our politicians used the Overton Window, and allowed white nationalist ideas to make their way into our political debate

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the Greens were playing politics and were as bad as Fraser Anning.

This idea of white persecution is not worth debating on its merits. It should be seen for what it is – a holler to white nationalists, an invocation of hatred and fear of non-white people everywhere, and a threat to the civility and safety of our public debate.

Politicians and the media have been trained carefully in how to talk about and report on sensitive issues which involve safety – specifically suicide, and domestic violence.

Suicide is an informative example: in the media we are extremely cautious in the way we report on it, because, to put it bluntly, the way the subject is treated in public discourse has a direct effect on how many more lives it claims.

It is about time we imposed the same sort of standards on the stoking of racial and Islamophobic hatred in political debate.

Treat it for what it is – a public security issue.

via Christchurch shootings: How our politicians used the Overton Window, and allowed white nationalist ideas to make their way into our political debate

Australians are asking how did we get here? Well, Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

The Silver Fern symbol of New Zealand is projected onto the sails of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney on Saturday

Any 28-year-old Australian has grown up in a time racism was quickly ratcheting up in the country’s public culture

via Australians are asking how did we get here? Well, Islamophobia is practically enshrined as public policy | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

What Liberals really think – » The Australian Independent Media Network

“The party is now characterised by disunity and disloyalty, by tribalism, not by principle or policy but by personal interests – not even party interests and certainly not the national interest.

Despite what they claim, few who stand as Liberals come with a genuine policy agenda or commitment. Their end game is simply to be a politician, or a minister, or even prime minister. Not necessarily to achieve anything in particular – just to be there, and to enjoy the trappings of the position.

via What Liberals really think – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison Tells Us That We’re Doing 23% In A Canter, But 45% Would Be Armageddon! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

If you cant believe in Climate Change you can LNP Change they do it daily(ODT)

Whatever, we shouldn’t dwell too much on this. With this government, you know that everything changes. Take Milo Yiannopoulos. First, he was banned, then our Immigration Minister personally approved his visa, but now Milo has been banned again. So, I’m sure that there’ll be something in the coming days to focus our attention away from climate change and terrorism and Barnaby.

Another poor Newspoll and a challenge from Dutton? But before you decide that’s too ridiculous to even consider, let me remind you, these are the people who didn’t see a problem with voting for the “It’s Ok to be White” legislation, and then defended it by arguing they weren’t even aware of what they were voting for.

via Morrison Tells Us That We’re Doing 23% In A Canter, But 45% Would Be Armageddon! – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan Blasts The Media For Lopsided Coverage Of Islamic Terrorism | Crooks and Liars

“it is easy to condemn the far right nut case,” but dealing with the “soil and what’s been created, the culture of demonization, of fear, of incitement from main stream columnists, pundits, TV hosts, and politicians” is another matter entirely.

We have been conditioned to believe that a terrorist attack is only an attack carried out by a brown dude with a beard shouting something in Arabic.

Of course, statistics show otherwise. The ADL says three-quarters of terrorist deaths in the United States over the past decade were carried out by far right domestic white nationalist terrorists, a quarter by Muslims.

Can we say that the media coverage of terrorism in this country is 75 percent white nationalists, 25 percent Islamic terrorists? In face, Georgia State University did a study. They found that a Muslim terrorist gets four and a half times as much coverage of his crimes as a non-Muslim terrorist. Four and a half times.

a non-Muslim terrorist has to kill, on average, seven people more than a Muslim terrorist to get equal coverage, as a Muslim terrorist. That’s a hashtag media fail. And I’m always reminded of that old viral tweet that terrorism is one of the only areas where white people do most of the work and get none of the credit.

Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan Blasts The Media For Lopsided Coverage Of Islamic Terrorism | Crooks and Liars

Donald Trump’s ‘not a white supremacist’, White House staffer says after Trump backs Fox host – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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President Donald Trump’s staff have rejected any attempt to link the US leader to a right-wing terrorist who is accused of killing 50 people in two New Zealand mosques, as he defended a Fox News personality who made anti-Muslim remarks.

Making Islamophobic remarks is ok but making remarks against Trump and Trumpsters isn’t according to the White House and POTUS.(ODT)

Donald Trump’s ‘not a white supremacist’, White House staffer says after Trump backs Fox host – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Exclusive: 7 U.S. Military Members Identified As Part Of White Nationalist Group | HuffPost Australia

HuffPost verified the identities of seven active-duty servicemen who posted messages on the messaging...

Leaked chat logs revealed active military servicemen with ties to the extremist group Identity Evropa.

via Exclusive: 7 U.S. Military Members Identified As Part Of White Nationalist Group | HuffPost Australia

America’s Economy Is Rigged From Top to Bottom

The children of working stiffs learned a brutal lesson this week as federal prosecutors criminally charged rich people with buying admission to elite universities for their less-than-stellar children.

The lesson is that no matter how hard you work, no matter how smart or talented you are, a dumb, lazy rich kid is going to beat you.

via America’s Economy Is Rigged From Top to Bottom

Trump Defends Fox Hosts’ Racist Remarks As White House Dismisses Reports That President Inspired Christchurch Attacker

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday denied that President Donald Trump is a white supremacist as the administration attempting to deflect reports that the suspect in New Zealand's mosque attacks last week was an admirer of the president. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr/cc)

Expressing deep frustration and anger over President Donald Trump’s ongoing refusal to unequivocally condemn white nationalism, critics on Sunday pushed back against the White House’s dismissal of reports that the suspect in last week’s Christchurch mosque attacks admired the president—even as Trump once again expressed support for white supremacist views.

In the wake of the shooting, writer and illustrator Eli Valley tweeted that while Trump will likely continue to deny his responsibility for emboldening white supremacists, the press and other government leaders must commit to telling the truth about the president or risk being complicit in attacks like those in New Zealand.

 

via Trump Defends Fox Hosts’ Racist Remarks As White House Dismisses Reports That President Inspired Christchurch Attacker

Old Dog Thoughts- Bolt’s trying to hide in plain sight with mellowed rhetoric but he’s still Andrew Bolt

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Stop Advertising at SKY; Right-wing terror was constantly denied but encouraged; Morrison encouraged division as a political too; Howard used it as far back as 2001;

New Zealand: Global idiocy reaches down under

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Putting this act of terror into perspective, in December 2018 there were at least 173 terrorist attacks worldwide, 261 in January this year, 196 in February and so far in March, including today’s despicable and cowardly attacks, 91 incidents, 422 dead and 553 injured.

Welcome to Planet Earth and what it has become in 2019.

 

So such acts “make” the day of those who peddle news for money, who peddle hits for bucks, who sell the adrenalin rush for dollars. Therefore it pays to hype up terrorist attacks with soundbites using the word “attack”, “strike”, “terror”, splashed all across the front page and on TV with the sound of screams and sirens. So much for the bottom line of the media outlet. Geopolitically, if you want to control someone, make her/him afraid and then tell her/him that your authorities are here to make you safe.

 

Is there a difference between selling weapons of mass destruction to a State or selling a machine gun to an individual, when one can murder 40 in a bombing and the other can murder 50 in a shooting? We remain silent about the first case but spread the second all over the newspapers, in turn creating impact which goads others on to perform copycat acts.

Food for thought? So let us spare a thought for New Zealand, a country today in shock. Let us also spare a thought for Yemen, and Pakistan, and Iraq, and Somalia and Afghanistan and Mali and Syria and India and Burkina Faso and Libya and Nigeria and South Sudan and India and Turkey and Cameroon and Myanmar and Chile and Colombia and Egypt and Mozambique and DR Congo and Thailand…some of the other countries affected by terrorism in the year 2019.
See more at http://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/142303-new_zealand/

 

via New Zealand: Global idiocy reaches down under

Mass Shooters Have Exploited The Internet For Years. New Zealand Took It To A New Level. | HuffPost Australia

The Christchurch massacre was built on existing far-right memes that fueled a live-streaming gunman’s viral aspirations.

Mass Shooters Have Exploited The Internet For Years. New Zealand Took It To A New Level. | HuffPost Australia

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         New Zealand Shooter’s Rhetoric Sounds Like What You Might Hear In Congress…
         Suspect Smirks, Flashes White Power Sign In Court…
         Khizr Khan: ‘Half-Baked Thinking’ On Immigration Breeds Violence.

Right Wingers Flail About Trying To Blame Democrats For New Zealand Shooting | Crooks and Liars

Right Wingers Flail About Trying To Blame Democrats For New Zealand Shooting

 

What is the best way shallow thinkers and Right-Wing Nut Jobs can deflect blame for the awful things their words and deeds have wrought? Why, blame the Left, of course! We’re so awful, just trying to distribute power and wealth more evenly and fairly in our society, and all.

via Right Wingers Flail About Trying To Blame Democrats For New Zealand Shooting | Crooks and Liars

Rush Limbaugh suggests New Zealand shootings might be a false flag attack committed by a leftist to smear conservatives

Limbaugh: “There’s an ongoing theory that the shooter himself may in fact be a leftist who writes the manifesto and then goes out and performs the deed purposely to smear his political enemies”

Rush Limbaugh suggests New Zealand shootings might be a false flag attack committed by a leftist to smear conservatives

Old Dog Thoughts- Milo, his Trump’s and the media’s radicalisation was caused by Muslims

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,17/3/19; Where is Andrew Bolt? Hiding since Friday; Abbott’s back in Warringah; Milo explains his and Andrew Bolt’s radicalisation;