Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia
 
 
Christian based service movement warning about threats to rights and freedom irrespective of the label.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"
Edmund Burke
Flag of the Commonwealth of Australia
 
 
Home blog.alor.org Newtimes Survey The Cross-Roads Library
OnTarget Archives The Social Crediter Archives NewTimes Survey Archives Brighteon Video Channel Veritas Books

On Target

18 May 2006 Thought for the Week:
A trapper, starving and snow-bound, sat in his Arctic cabin with his faithful dog. Each day, as his hunger increased, the dog at his side looked more appetizing. But he could not betray the trusting, adoring eyes that were fixed on him.
Finally in desperation, he took his knife and cut off the dog's tail. He shut his ears to the howls as he made a nourishing soup.
But, before he took the first spoonful, he saw the dog beside him, with those trusting adoring eyes. He gave the skin off the severed tail back to the dog, and they both enjoyed their skimpy meal together.
The hunter's heart never missed a beat as his dog licked his hand in gratitude!
- Jeremy Lee, May 2006

IS THERE AN ELECTION IN THE WIND?

Jeremy Lee - a HASCO report:
A government raised the level of taxation to the highest point in the nation's history. Finally, it had billions of dollars in surplus, far more than it planned on spending. Did it hand this excess taxation back to the people? It decided it could spend the money more wisely than the people it had taxed. But it saw the adoring, trusting eyes of the taxpayers. So it handed back just enough to ensure it won the next election!

A cynic might suspect the latest federal budget as being designed for an election. There are too many chickens coming home to roost for the Howard government to delay much longer. The report from the Cole inquiry into the Wheat Board scandal is due at the end of June. Polls show that 70% of Australians believe the government knew about the kick-backs to Saddam Hussein. Even a watered down Cole report will not leave the Howard ministry unscathed. The overwhelming opposition to the Iraq war, which is engulfing President Bush and British PM Tony Blair, will inevitably catch up with John Howard. Better to be out of the way when it happens.

The plans to complete the sale of Telstra and then sell the Snowy Mountain Authority sticks in the craw of a big majority of Australians, according to the polls. If the government moves on to sell Australia Post it'll be on for one and all! The Industrial Relations legislation is unpopular, and is already swinging voters away from the Coalition. The swing will grow as more and more cases of discrimination surface.
A quick election after a massive Santa Claus budget makes a lot of sense, before all the stumbling blocks become too obvious, and while there's still no Opposition to speak of. Course, we could be wrong …

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BUDGET?

by Jeremy Lee
The English language was once a reasonably precise way to convey meaning. Not any more. It is now twisted - by 'spin' - to mean exactly the opposite of reality. The latest media reports of the latest budget are designed to deceive.
The headline in The Australian Financial Review (10/5/06) in its special budget lift-out, read "SUPER-SIZE TAX CUTS". The headline in The Australian, (10/5/06) read "MANNA FROM HEAVEN"
We were told 2,000 years ago that no man could serve two masters. It was either God or mammon. Should the headline have read 'Mammon From Heaven"?
At any rate I eagerly opened the pages to confirm the tax-cut of $43 billion. I remain utterly mystified!
The government figures show that total tax receipts in the year ending will be $208 billion. Estimates for 2006-07 will be $217 billion (an increase of $9 billion, or approx. $400 for every Australian.
Both income taxes and indirect taxes, which make up the total, have increased from $222 billion in 2005-06 to 231 billion for 2006-07.
Of course, there was NO mention of the GST, which is imposed under Commonwealth law, but for convenience sake is called a 'State' tax.
Some manna! Some heaven!

PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND PIE-CRUST PROMISES

From Jeremy Lee
When HASCO started its voluntary monthly polls some three years ago, we had no idea of the response we'd get. Our first poll concentrated on what ordinary voters thought about their members of parliament. The response was startling! We knew politicians were not wildly popular. But we had no idea how hostile and contemptuous the big majority of people really felt.
They didn't believe election promises. They felt they were never asked what they wanted. They felt Australia's democratic system was not working properly. The people felt totally ignored between elections, and were then propagandized and bribed.
We noticed another thing. Although the community was split into hostile groups when it came to elections, most, when asked their views on policies, shared much the same opinions.
The divisions between ordinary men and women in the streets were largely artificially created. The idea of running Peoples' Polls was started to counter these artificial divisions, and to start an alternative much more in keeping with democracy - actively informing individual members of parliament what the people wanted, sooner than passively being told by politicians what they could and could not have.
It's an old idea which now seems new to many, who have never been asked their opinions before. To begin with, some were suspicious. But, as we continue month by month, many are catching on, and feel we should have more of it!
If we had a polling team in every electorate, coordinating their efforts and getting more coverage for results, politicians would have to take more notice of what their voters wanted.
There's not much personal glory in volunteering to run a poll. It costs a day every month. There's no pay. There's occasional abuse. But there's also growing appreciation of a valuable service to fellow Australians.


YES, YOU ARE WORRIED NOW!

by James Reed
The Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee wants the Federal government to abandon its new sedition laws, which it fears may threaten "academic freedom". (The Australian, 3/5/06, p.23)
The government will be giving academic conferences, seminars' papers and design drawings greater scrutiny in the never-ending "war on terrorism". Thus sedition includes the offence of urging a person to overthrow the Constitution.
The professors in their submission say that asking students questions about "the desirability of a republican constitution … must, in the course of discussion, cast aspersions on the present Constitution."
They went on to say:
"Should discussion among students become heated, as occasionally happens, and comments are reported outside, would it be open for parents of students, say, to report such teaching as treasonable and seditious?"
Treasonable and seditious teaching in the arts and social sciences has been part of intellectual life in Australia for at least the last fifty years.
As much as I disagree with sedition laws, if some of our betrayers of our young people go down with their ship, then these laws may have some positive benefits - alongside of course their overriding negatives.

IS THIS WHAT JOHN HOWARD HAS IN MIND WITH HIS 'SMART CARD'?

It would seem the United Kingdom is much further down the Orwellian path than is Australia.
Did you know? re: ID Cards UK - 18/4/06.


"You may have heard that legislation creating compulsory ID Cards passed a crucial stage in the House of Commons. You may feel that ID cards are not something to worry about, since we already have Photo ID for our Passport and Driving License and an ID Card will be no different to that. What you have not been told is the full scope of this proposed ID Card, and what it will mean to you personally.

National Identity Register
The proposed ID Card will be different from any card you now hold. It will be connected to a database called the NIR, (National Identity Register) where all of your personal details will be stored. This will include the unique number that will be issued to you, your fingerprints, a scan of the back of your eye, and your photograph. Your name, address and date of birth will also obviously be stored there. There will be spaces on this database for your religion, residence status, and many other private and personal facts about you. There is unlimited space for every other details of your life on the NIR database, which can be expanded by the Government with or without further Acts of Parliament.

By itself, you might think that this register is harmless, but you would be wrong to come to this conclusion. This new card will be used to check your identity against your entry in the register in real time, whenever you present it to 'prove who you are'. Every place that sells alcohol or cigarettes, every post office, every pharmacy, and every Bank will have an NIR Card Terminal, (very much like the Chip and Pin Readers that are everywhere now) into which your card can be 'swiped' to check your identity.
Each time this happens, a record is made at the NIR of the time and place that the Card was presented. This means for example, that there will be a government record of every time you withdraw more than £99 at your branch of Nat West, who now demand ID for these transactions.
Every time you have to prove that you are over 18, your card will be swiped, and a record made at the NIR. Restaurants and off licenses will demand that your card is swiped so that each receipt shows that they sold alcohol to someone over 18, and that this was proved by the access to the NIR, indemnifying them from prosecution.
Private businesses are going to be given access to the NIR Database. If you want to apply for a job, you will have to present your card for a swipe. If you want to apply for a London Underground Oyster Card,or a supermarket loyalty card, or a driving license you will have to present your ID Card for a swipe. The same goes for getting a telephone line or a mobile phone or an internet account.

Oyster, DVLA, BT and Nectar (for example) all run very detailed databases of their own. They will be allowed access to the NIR, just as every other business will be. This means that each of these entities will be able to store your unique number in their database, and place all your travel, phone records, driving activities and detailed shopping habits under your unique NIR number.

These databases, which can easily fit on a storage device the size of your hand, will be sold to third parties either legally or illegally. It will then be possible for a non governmental entity to create a detailed dossier of all your activities. Certainly, the government will have clandestine access to all of them, meaning that they will have a complete record of all your movements, from how much and when you withdraw from your bank account to what medications you are taking, down to the level of what sort of bread you eat - all accessible via a single unique number in a central database.

This is quite a significant leap from a simple ID Card that shows your name and face. Most people do not know that this is the true character and scope of the proposed ID Card. Whenever the details of how it will work are explained to them, they quickly change from being ambivalent towards it. The Government is going to COMPEL you to enter your details into the NIR and to carry this card.
If you and your children want to obtain or renew your passports, you will be forced to have your fingerprints taken and your eyes scanned for the NIR, and an ID Card will be issued to you whether you want one or not. If you refuse to be fingerprinted and eye scanned, you will not be able to get a passport. Your ID Card will, just like your passport, not be your property.

The Home Secretary will have the right to revoke or suspend your ID at any time, meaning that you will not be able to withdraw money from your Bank Account, for example, or do anything that requires you to present your government issued ID Card. The arguments that have been put forward to the British voter in favour of ID Cards can be easily disproved.
· ID Cards WILL NOT stop terrorists; every Spaniard has a compulsory ID Card as did the Madrid Bombers.
· ID Cards will not 'eliminate benefit fraud', which in comparison, is small compared to the astronomical cost of this proposal, which will be measured in billions according to the LSE (London School of Economics).
· This scheme exists solely to exert total surveillance and control over the ordinary free British Citizen, and it will line the pockets of the companies that will create the computer systems at the expense of your freedom, privacy and money.

If you did not know the full scope of the proposed ID Card Scheme before and you are as unsettled as I am at what it really means to you, to this country and its way of life, I urge you to email or photocopy this and give it to your friends and colleagues and everyone else you think should know and who cares.
The Bill has proceeded to this stage due to the lack of accurate and complete information on this proposal being made public. Together and hand to hand, we can inform the entire nation if everyone who receives this passes it on."


THE END OF HISTORY?

by James Reed
Asian-American Francis Fukuyama wrote an article published in 1989 in the Council for Foreign Relations journal Foreign Affairs entitled "The End of History". The article transformed him into an intellectual super-star. The book of the same title followed, as did books by critics attempting to refute him.

Fukuyama's thesis was that history has ended in the sense used by the philosopher Hegel: that human political ideas have ended with liberal democracy and the market economy. They are the best that humanity can construct. Fukuyama went on to become a leading neo-con intellectual. However he has recently broken rank. Previously Fukuyama supported the war on Iraq but now has written a book arguing that the war in Iraq is wrong. The book's title is "After the Neocons". There Fukuyama opposes the entire conception of a pre-emptive war which he views as like committing suicide for fear of death. He sees the US involvement in Iraq as incompetent. The US has failed to be even a "benevolent hogeman," let alone to build democracy and liberalism within Iraq. Whether democracy will be established in Iraq is an open question he says, but if it does, the path will be extremely muddled.

Other US conservative intellectuals take a different view about the end of history to Fukuyama, a view by the way which Fukuyama still holds to despite the failure of liberal-democracy in Iraq. Professor Seymour W. Itzkoff, a Jew, is author of some insightful conservative books. He has written a history of the Jews: "Who are the Jews? Book 1: Soul of the Israelites" (2004) and "A Nation of Philosophers".
Working from a neo-Darwinist evolutionary perspective Itzkoff has also written eugenics-based works about how to stop the decline of IQ: "The Decline of Intelligence in America: A Strategy for National Renewal" (1994). More recently Itzkoff has published a series of books about the "human prospect" including "2050: The Collapse of Global Techno-Economy" (2003) and "Rebuilding Western Civilization, Beyond the Twenty-First Century Collapse" (2005). Itzkoff argues that the vast majority of the 9-10 billion people projected to be alive by 2050 will not be able to obtain the standard of living promised by the elites of today. To attempt to achieve this will destroy humanity's ecological heritage. Further the great bulk of this mass of human protoplasm will be of low IQ and quite incapable of maintaining civilization.

Itzkoff is a politically incorrect environmentalist: he sees the "raw weight" of people as the real problem that will result in an ultimate "global unraveling" of the international system. In "Rebuilding Western Civilization" Itzkoff says: "Is there any half-educated adult today in the West … that is not aware that the global conditions for the long-term human prosperity are silently draining away? As we witness natural pandemics, never before experienced, esoteric and undefeated bacteria, can we doubt that even modern scientific medicine may at some point fail? Why is it, as we witness our hopes for a global egalitarian civilization crumble before our very eyes that these day-to-day factual realities do not register as meaningful? Perhaps the answer lies in the opiated utopian pronouncements of the powerful? The down escalator increases in speed. Upward scurry the international "liberals" and agencies. Soon, exhaustion and triage." (p.24)

Itzkoff discusses many of the ills that writers in this present journal have discussed. He is hopeful that enough high IQ people will survive to carry on the traditions of Western civilisation. But in the end, this is blind faith on Itzkoff's part.
Although he is more sensitive to the threats to human existence than Fukuyama, he still has unquestioned dogmas that underlie his world view.
Today, even granting the ills that he documents arise from the underman of low IQ individuals, we can hardly be uncritical of the highly destructive effects that the high IQ has produced. If there is to be a technological apocalypse for humanity, we will have high IQ people to blame.

In a sense Fukuyama's end of history thesis has some merit. History in the sense of novel exciting prospects has largely ended. Much like the course of the intellectual life of an individual there is a sense of world fatigue about life. That suggests that the human story may well be at an end.

For Christians, there is still hope even in such dark times. But for our evolutionary naturalist friends like the good Professor Itzkoff, there only lies the hope that out there in the infinity of the cosmos, another animal species when given the opportunity to live like gods, will not be as foolish as us.


TALKING NUMBERS

by James Reed
China is the second largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the world; US corporations have invested more than US$50 billion in China. China is the world's fastest growing economy, growing at 9.5 per cent annually for 25 years. Its GDP is predicted to overtake the US by 2045.
However, China has 16 of the world's 20 most polluted cities and half of the population has polluted water supplies. Sewage is produced at the rate of 3.7 billion tons a day.
In preparation for world domination in 2005 China spent US$90 billion on defence. It has 400 nuclear warheads and its missiles are trained on the US. This is the nation that John Howard now will sell uranium to.


REPUBLICANS MEETING IN PHONE BOOTHS?

Source: David Flint's ACM news update
When Paul Keating sent his Republic Advisory Committee around the country in 1996 to stir up interest in the republic, Tony Abbott pointed out that some of the meetings could have been held in a public phone booth.
And now, John Brett from ACM's very active Toowoomba branch challenges Dr. Glenn Donnelly's claim (reported in this column on 29/4/06 ) for a record attendance for the formation of a republican movement in Canada's largest city Toronto, where only four people turned up.
Mr. Brett points out that when the republicans called a meeting to establish a branch in Toowoomba, Australia's largest inland City - after weeks and weeks of media reminders - only three people turned up. And that's not all. All three declined to join! And that was according to the republican media.
And last January, the centrepiece of the national celebrations of the widely promoted "Mate for Head of State" campaign, the sausage sizzle at Bondi Beach, attracted only about fifty people, including the republican heavies.
John Brett suggests we could sponsor a Commonwealth competition to find the biggest city with the smallest number of republican aspirants, or republican membership. The Guinness book of records might be interested!
Until further contestants apply, Toowoomba claims the record for the least number of people turning up for a public recruiting meeting. These figures amplify the fact the republican movement is not a "grass roots" movement. But ACM certainly is. Nevertheless, Mr Brett awards a bouquet toToronto and thanks Dr. Glen Donnelly .
PS.. We are trying to point out what nobody wants to mention. The republican movement is a power movement!

PHYSICS PROFESSOR SAYS 'CUTTER CHARGES' BROUGHT DOWN WTC

Evidence of Thermite Uncovered at World Trade Center by Christopher Bollyn AFP:
Jones, a soft-spoken professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) who has turned his attention to the unanswered questions of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Provo, the home of BYU, is America's most conservative city in the most Republican county. With more than 85 percent of the population supporting President George W. Bush, Provo seems an unlikely place for any "revolutionary act"- unless that act were simply telling the truth.
On the picturesque campus of the private Mormon university, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, Jones teaches physics and carries out research in the fields of metal-catalyzed fusion, solar energy and archeometry, or the scientific study and analysis of artifacts.
As an archeometrist, Jones applies physics to explain events in the past. Since last year when he became aware of the unanswered questions of 9-11, he has focused his attention on the available data and evidence.

Pools of molten steel:
The unexplained presence of molten metal at the World Trade Center (WTC) puzzled Jones and he contacted this writer to confirm the reports first published in American Free Press in 2002. These reports came from two men involved in the removal of the rubble: Peter Tully of Tully Construction of Flushing, N.Y., and Mark Loizeaux of Controlled Demolition, Inc. of Phoenix, Md. Tully told AFP that he had seen pools of "literally molten steel" in the rubble. Loizeaux confirmed this: "Yes, hot spots of molten steel in the basements," he said, "at the bottom of the elevator shafts of the main towers, down seven levels."
The molten steel was found "three, four, and five weeks later, when the rubble was being removed," he said. He confirmed that molten steel was also found at WTC 7, which mysteriously collapsed in the late afternoon.

Serious investigation
Last November, Jones presented a draft which has since evolved into a 52-page paper. His paper begins with an appeal for "a serious investigation of the hypothesis that WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down . . .through the use of pre-positioned cutter-charges." Jones presents evidence that an "aluminothermic process" called "thermite" was used to weaken and sever the 47 massive core columns that held up the towers. The official version fails to explain how these critical columns failed.
When ignited, thermite, a combination of finely ground aluminum and iron oxide (rust), cuts through steel like a "warm knife through butter," Jones said, especially when mixed with 2 percent sulfur. The resulting combination, called "thermate," lowers the melting point of steel.

Thermite was patented in Germany by Hans Goldschmidt in the late 1800s. Extremely high temperatures are produced when the aluminum and iron oxide react. The reaction produces temperatures of more than 2,500 degrees Celsius (4,500 degrees Fahrenheit) as the ferric oxide is reduced to molten iron. Iron melts at 1,535 degrees Celsius. The reaction causes the oxygen from the ferric oxide to bond with the aluminum, producing aluminum oxide, molten iron, and approximately 750 kilocalories per gram of thermite. The aluminum oxide is a whitish smoke.

AFP recently attended a presentation of Jones's 9-11 research at BYU. Jones began with footage of the unexplained collapse of Larry Silverstein's 47-story building, WTC 7, at 5:25 p.m. Media censorship When Jones was interviewed by Tucker Carlson of MSNBC, the producers refused to air this short but crucial video segment.
AFP observed thermite reactions in Jones's physics class. As a colleague combined the powdered rust and aluminum in a mounted ceramic flowerpot, Jones filmed the reaction. A paper wick with magnesium ignited the sand-like mixture. The reaction was intense, nearly explosive, and white flames and pieces of metal flew out of the pot. From the bottom poured a white-hot liquid-pure molten iron. After a few seconds a glowing yellow-hot piece of iron was lifted with tongs and shown to the students.
Because thermite does not require air and can react underwater, it may explain the persistent hot spots that were unaffected by a continuous dousing from fire hoses. The white-hot molten iron and slag can itself prolong and extend the heating and incendiary action.

"As of 21 days after the attack, the fires were still burning and molten steel was still running," Leslie Robertson, structural engineer responsible for the design of the WTC, told fellow engineers. Footage taken by WABC-TV of the burning South Tower at 9:53 a.m., immediately before the building collapsed, reveals large amounts of white-hot molten metal, presumably iron, pouring from the 81st floor of the east corner.
The amount of spilling molten metal suggests a pool of molten iron was in that area of the building. While some have suggested that the molten metal was aluminum, this is easily disproved by the fact that molten aluminum appears silver-gray in daylight. The only possible explanation is that the white-hot metal gushing from the South Tower was molten iron and had been produced by a very large amount of thermite.
The amount of molten metal seen falling would indicate that tons of thermite had been used on that floor. From the video footage it appears that several cubic yards of molten metal fell, which, if iron, would have weighed over eight tons.

Jones's explosive paper is accessible on his web page (physics.byu.edu) and will be published in a forthcoming book by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott. Reading Jones' paper on-line allows the reader to review the photographic/video evidence. https://www.americanfreepress.net/html/cutter_charges_brought_down_wt.html

© Published by the Australian League of Rights, P.O. Box 27 Happy Valley, SA 5159