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8 February 2013 Thought for the Week:

The Greens just don’t get it! “Tent accommodation was inhumane”. The following discussion is ‘doing the internet rounds’.

“You should also know that I, like thousands of ex-service people, lived in tents while fighting for this country. Duty for every soldier in Vietnam was one year - tent only. I agree with the sentiment entirely. Have you thought to grow a brain?

- - Richard Adams, 7RAR Vietnam 1967

“I refer you to the quote below from the leader of the Greens, Christine Milne, as to what she said on the subject of asylum seekers. Greens leader Christine Milne said – “Tent accommodation was inhumane”. She went on - “On the one hand Angus Houston is saying people will be treated better this time and in the next breath we are going to be setting up these huge temporary tent camps and taking away people's human rights,” she told reporters in Canberra.
So what you [are] saying Ms Milne is: it is alright for Australian diggers in the First, Second, Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars to live in tents defending Australia and other countries, but not for these illegal aliens”.

Quotes: This was MY home for 1 year. Nui Dat Vietnam - Your mob (Greens) just don't get it.

- - Kerry Seebohm, SA.


MAKE USE OF THE LEAGUE'S NEW SERVICES

• Mayo MP3 Library - Jeremy Lee asks the question: "How Can the Whole World Be in Debt?"
• Frances Hutchinson’s “The New Home Economics” series on ALORBlog
• The New Times (not to be confused with NewTimes Survey).

On the Mayo MP3 the late Jeremy Lee asks: “How Can the Whole World Be In Debt?”

On the ALORBlog Frances Hutchinson (an economist) and chairman of the Social Credit Secretariat has produced a series, “The New Home Economics” for you to download.

The New Times was published from 1935 to 1999 and provided readers with an independent commentary on Political and Economic affairs.
As you browse The New Times, note carefully how both the Liberal/National’s and Labor’s policies (and therefore philosophy) slowly changed.


ICELAND PRESIDENT- “LET BANKS GO BANKRUPT. LET THEM FAIL”!

“Why do we consider banks to be like holy churches?” asked Iceland’s President at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 was held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 23 - 27 January. No doubt the world’s elite were not happy to hear what Iceland’s president had to say about the banks.

“How Iceland Overthrew The Banks” 25 Jan, 2013
Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson tells Al Jazeera's Stephen Cole that Europe should let banks that are ran "irresponsibly" go bankrupt. Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Grimsson also held his country as a model of economic recovery after its near-collapse four years ago. "We didn't follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies. And the end result four years later is that Iceland is enjoying progress and recovery."

"Why do we consider banks to be like holy churches?" is the rhetorical question that Iceland's President Olafur Ragnar Grimson asks, in this truly epic three minutes of frankness from the farce that is the World Economic Forum in Davos.

- - The Iceland President watch here....


LET THE DEMOCRATIC WILL OF THE ICELAND PEOPLE BE PARAMOUNT!

"There are still scars," Grimsson said, "but on the whole, the will of the Icelandic people has enabled us to recover and move confidently towards the future".The core message of the Iceland experience? We must engage the people at every level. We must engage every community, even down to the local villages and farms in galvanising civil society in supporting the necessary actions.

More websites featuring Iceland’s President at Davos:
• https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDexDNn6vSM
• http://news.sky.com/story/1041936/icelands-leader-slams-gordon-brown-over-crisis
• http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2013/01/23/qmb-quest-grimsson-davos-eu-crisis.cnn?iref=allsearch
• https://www.bloomberg.com/video/iceland-says-joining-eu-not-necessary-for-success-mWmx43_2R9WV96qnhetYbw.html
• https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21206881
An older report found here: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/13/business/iceland-recovery/index.html?iid=article_sidebar  

Some background to the Iceland experience and President Olafur Ragnar Grimson from British colleague Donald Martin:
• Grimsson won a fifth term of office as President against strongly backed opposition and was at one stage well behind in the polls. Grimson has stood up for the people of Iceland and also allowed them to have their say in referendums.

• When asked what advice he would give to other countries very correctly replied that he didn’t think it was a good idea for political leaders in one country to offer advice on what other countries should do. But he was happy to say what Iceland had done and leave it for others to make up their own minds as to what example they may care to follow. Each country must find its own way!

• Whilst Iceland has won this important legal case against the UK and Holland Iceland has still paid, so far, 90% of the money which was lost in Iceland.

• Grimsson feels that it has been important that Iceland has control of its own currency and recognised that they didn’t have to take on the banks’ debts and was able to let the banks fail.

• On the question of Iceland negotiating to see if they want to join the European Union he made the point that it was fundamental that Iceland should continue to control its own fisheries.

• Whilst Iceland negotiated good terms for loans from the IMF – better than many other countries – the IMF have now left Iceland and the IMF admitted that they had learnt a lot from Iceland. Grimsson also added that Iceland had learnt a lot about the IMF!  

SEPARATE BANKS’ PRESENT FUNCTIONS: Don’t forget the proposal that is to come before the Iceland Parliament (Althing): “Proposal for a parliamentary resolution, the separation of cash-lending and banking system”


PM ANNOUNCES ELECTION DATE

Australia’s PM Julia Gillard has announced that this year's federal election will be held on September 14 thus dissolving the House of Representatives on Monday 12 August 2013. 


THE WAR AGAINST WHITES

by Brian Simpson
Frank Salter, author of “On Genetic Interests”, has published a number of excellent defences of white identity interests on Quadrant Online. Read these before new anti-discrimination laws require the censorship of such thought. Have a look at “On Misguided Advocates of Open Borders” (google title) for his attack on one-worldism.

A highlight of the article: “Ethnocentrism is not a White disorder and evidence is emerging that immigrant communities harbour invidious attitude(s) towards Anglo-Australians, disparaging their culture and the legitimacy of their central place in national identity”. Academics have contributed to this dispossession:
“The egregious standard of analysis behind open borders advocacy is not an aberration. It is deeply embedded at the elite level of Australian political culture. The problem lies with influential tradition well established within the universities and the intellectual class as a whole… The rapid transformation of Australia by mass Third World immigration has been a top-down revolution in which exclusivist politicised circles within academia have been complicit by commission and omission”.

Salter has continued his critique in three other papers at Quadrant Online:
(1) “The War Against Human Nature in the Social Sciences”
(2) “The Against Human Nature II: Gender Studies”
(3) “The War Against Human Nature III”.

This wealth of material cannot be simply summarised, but it need not be as we have read it all before in League journals and on the website. Thus the media elite “sometimes [adopts] a hostile attitude towards Anglo and white Australia but not towards minorities… Abuse of Anglo Australia is common. The asymmetry in pecks and the institutional affiliations of the peckers indicates that Australia has an ethnic hierarchy in which Anglos are firmly underneath and an alliance of leftist intellectuals and minorities are firmly on top.
The example also indicates that the hierarchy in not the natural order of things but is maintained through soft totalitarianism, known euphemistically as “political correctness”, consisting of intolerance on the part of the media elite, lack of political alternatives, and intimidation both formal and informal delivered by a growing authoritarian and openly anti-Anglo immigration industry”. That just about sums it all up.

Salter gives some thought to a solution to all of this:
Basically Anglo Australians need to organise to protect their interests, just as other ethnic groups have done: “One or more Anglo Councils are needed, non-government organisations along the lines of other ethnic councils but orientated more towards promoting the scientific study of ethnicity and nationalism. The council should advocate for Anglo Australians, broadly defined. An Anglo council, and ultimately a federation of Anglo councils, would defend its constituents’ ethnic interests – against defamation, exploitation and demographic swamping. It would demand full representation in multicultural bodies and seek consultative access to government. It would lobby for school-children to be taught the true history of the nation”.

In short Anglo Australians need an elite group to fight for it. This task should come before many of our concerns; in fact, economic issues need to be seen as part of the race/nation problem. If this is not done, then all is lost. Economies can be rebuilt, even whole civilisations, but once the race is destroyed, death is forever.

Following is the rather 'earthy' message anti-immigration activist Denis McCormack recently sent out to the Libs/Nats :

“...it's decades of your (below) endlessly re-heated vague, vacuous, bi-partisan pap and crap that has locked us into our currently spiraling, forced pop[ulation] growth and induced enviro/economic/social problems...
you make the REDUCE IMMIGRATION write-on option (on ballot papers) even more attractive and urgent - if voters should ever be told by MSM of its existence!

• “We will carefully manage the issues of population, citizenship and settlement to foster stronger economic growth and enhance Australia’s social fabric.
• We will ensure that our non-discriminatory immigration programme helps those in need and serves our national interest.
• We will make sure that Australia’s refugee and humanitarian resettlement programme provides places to those most in need.
• We will ensure a minimum of 1,000 places are available for women at risk and their dependents and appropriate settlement services are available once they arrive in Australia.
• We will ensure the migration programme is skewed towards skilled workers to enable the growth of a more productive and prosperous economy – particularly for those areas where skilled workers are not available and where our industries need to grow.
• We will ensure our immigration programme is focused on people who can make a contribution from day one in a job – thereby lessening the burden on taxpayers"  


THE LIBERAL’S LUST FOR SELF-ANNIHILATION

by Peter Ewer
An informative commentary on Django’s Agenda is at View from the Right...

“Sam” observes: Some months ago, I commented on the fact that “There is, among white liberals and their various minority client groups, a palpable hatred of non-liberal whites and a subconscious desire on their behalf to see us harmed, humiliated, and ultimately exterminated.

At that time I remarked that liberal whites have not yet allowed themselves explicitly to think the thought that non-liberal whites must be exterminated; their collective super-ego has not yet permitted their collective Id to present this thought to them as a practical possibility. But, through this Django Unchained movie and other films like the repulsive V for Vendetta, a movie which, incidentally, contains much left-wing iconography, we can see now that these dark thoughts are increasingly burbling up into their consciousness.

As their power grows, so grows their impatience with us and their sense that we are the source of all of the world’s problems. If we would just get out of the way, they think, the utopia would be here. But we won’t get out of the way. And so we must be dealt with….”

I agree in part, but I think the pathology is deeper. The white liberal is essentially suicidally insane and supports all that will lead to their own demise. They may be directing their energy to the threat of Traditionalists, but subconsciously what they really want is the end of the White world. They are the political equivalents of the drug crazed who self-harm, slashing and clawing at the flesh of their own body-social.

I agree with the sentiment expressed by General Grant who said to one of his subordinate generals who was despairing about winning a battle against General Lee: “Bobby Lee, Bobby Lee, I am sick of hearing about Bobby Lee; you think he could turn a somersault and land behind our lines. Stop thinking about what he is going to do to you, and start thinking about what you are going to do to him”.  


RECHAINING “DJANGO”; AS A BLACK PERSON ‘IT’S ALWAYS RACIAL’

by Peter West
Now that America is getting into the mood for banning things, perhaps it should take a close look at what Hollywood is producing. Django Unchained, is the latest movie from director Quentin Tarantino, who has a reputation for producing hyper-violent movies (e.g., Kill Bill).
The story is the typical Hollywood revenge scenario with black Jamie Foxx seeking revenge on a murderous plantation owner. The former slave who becomes a typical bounty hunter “enjoys killing white people”. Foxx himself said that he enjoyed killing white people in this revenge movie. Nothing here about black slave owners, or who brought the slaves to America in the first place.

Foxx, according to Mail Online (14 December 2012) is sensitive about being black. Example, he does a photo shoot and is served crackers and cheese – “white food”. But if he were served fried chicken and watermelon, he would also be angered at the stereotype. Yes, apparently the stereotype about “white” food is not an issue. Foxx when questioned about his remark “I get to kill all the white people” said: “I mean, I –I’m a comedian. So, I mean, I’m not a – I don’t even know what to say”.
Yes, neither do we. The answer is to give no support to the culture of film and music which supports such sentiments. If sales crash, then so will such views. It’s all about Money, so don’t be a bunny!  


NED KELLY AND IRISH RESENTMENT

by Betty Luks
Ned Kelly, at least in the past, has been something of a symbol of Irish resentment against the English and of the tension between Catholics and Protestants in Australia, which now seems to be, thankfully, fading into history. The burial of the bushranger’s remains at Greta cemetery will hopefully mean an end to this “family dispute”, which should not occur at a time when Australia and the West faces a cultural/ethno-war of greater proportions.

Ned Kelly was no hero. He may have been treated badly by police but Kelly’s response was to attack a camp of police officers at Stringybark Creek in 1878. Three police were killed. Sergeant Michael Kennedy was wounded and fled into the scrub, but Ned Kelly chased him down and killed him in cold blood. These are not the actions of a hero. The police officer left behind a wife and five children.

Kelly was not a “colonial voice of the oppressed”, but as Christopher Bantick argues (The Australian 18 January, 2013 p.10) a “psychotic killer”. Kelly killed two other policemen as well, but all of this seems forgotten in the myth of the “downtrodden Irish” man. But colonial times were tough and the Irish were not the only ones to suffer hardship. With Kelly buried, it’s time to move on. The battle to regenerate and save Western civilisation looms before us.  


CHINA’S THREAT?

by James Reed
You may have missed this: “Chinese Military Power ‘Shifting Pacific Balance’”, 21 December 2012, p.1). The Draft 2013 Defence White Paper states that Australia may be directly attacked with little or no warning time because of technological advances and a proliferation of long-range strike capacities. While the government allows Chinese buy-ups of resources and through immigration has created a massive Chinese community in key positions in Australian society, China is, allegedly, a potential threat:
“China’s expanding military capabilities are changing the balance of military power in the Western Pacific. The US-China relationship… more than anything else, will determine our strategic environment in the coming decade”. Indeed, South East Asian nations such as the Philippines are so alarmed at China’s rise to power that it now supports its old foe Japan abandoning its pacifist Constitution to become a full military force to possibly go up against China.

Dr. Peter Wilkinson in “The Howard Legacy” (can be purchased from League Bookshop Services and Veritas Online) has shown how mass Asian migration, especially during the Howard era, has displaced traditional Anglo-Australians from the professional and managerial classes. With professional and managerial positions occupied by Asians, mainly Chinese, what happens if a shooting war against China occurs?

Clearly we have been set up for an invasion, or maybe, the quiet invasion has already occurred with Australia defecting from the West long ago with its policy of Asianisation. Perhaps China is not a threat to “us” as there is no longer any “us”, because we are already now part of China? This would make sense out of cutting “Australia’s” defence budget to the lowest level since the 1930s. Is history to repeat itself?  


DAVOS - WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2013: ALL ABOUT MONEY, POWER

The Report states: “The world must spend an additional $14 trillion on clean energy infrastructure, low-carbon transport and energy efficiency to meet the United Nations’ goal for capping the rise in average global temperatures, according to a World Economic Forum report released on Monday. The extra spending amounts to about $700 billion per year through 2030, and would provide economic stimulus along with reducing the costs associated with global warming over the long haul, said former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, chairman of the Davos-commissioned Green Growth Action Alliance, which compiled the study on behalf of the WEF…..

To restrain global warming, governments must use public funds to leverage as much as five times the amount in private investment in clean technologies, wrote the consultant Accenture PLC, which authored the Alliance report.
“The G20 governments must accelerate the phasing-out of fossil-fuel subsidies, enact long-term carbon price signals, enable greater free trade in green technologies, and expand investment in climate adaptation,” the report read.

The authors of the report note that a $36 billion annual increase in global public spending to slow climate change is less than the estimated $50 billion in damages caused by Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged the eastern U.S. in October. A $36 billion increase in state spending, from $90 billion per year to $126 billion a year, could generate as much as $570 billion from private investors, the report read.

Reminder of Superstorm Sandy article reported in On Target...
“Unfortunately for the politicians and spin-meisters, the facts do not support this obscene posturing, North America’s northeastern coast has been battered by hurricanes and other major storms throughout history. A 1775 hurricane killed 4,000 people in Newfoundland; an 1873 monster left 600 dead in Nova Scotia; others pummelled Canada’s Maritime Provinces in 1866, 1886, 1893, 1939, 1959, 1963 and 2003. Manhattan got pounded in 1667 and by the Great Storm of 1693. They were followed by more behemoths in 1788, 1821, 1893, 1944, 1954 and 1992. Other “confluences of severe weather events” brought killer storms like the four-day Great Blizzard of 1888. The 1893 storm largely eradicated Hog Island, and the 1938 “Long Island Express” hit Long Island as a category 3 hurricane with wind gusts up to 180 mph.
Experts say such winds today would rip windows from skyscrapers and cause a deadly blizzard of flying glass, masonry, chairs, desks and other debris from high-rise offices and apartments. People would seek safety in subway tunnels, where they would drown as the tunnels flood. Sandy was merely the latest “confluence” (tropical storm, northeaster and full-moon high tide) to blast the New York-New Jersey area. It was never a matter of if, but only of when, such a storm would hit…”

Wouldn’t you know it
The Green Growth Alliance is a public and private coalition of more than 50 financial institutions, companies, governments and non-governmental organizations. Its members include General Electric’s energy division, HSBC Holdings and Morgan Stanley. The group was launched last year at a Group of 20 meeting in Mexico, and is co-ordinated by the WEF. The Alliance’s full report can be viewed online.
Source:


AGENDA 21, THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND LATEST DVDS

The white ants are busily gnawing away at the foundations of this nation in their march towards The New World Order. "Agenda 21" is part of the agenda. “Agenda 21” is the name of a policy document first unveiled at the United Nations' Earth Summit in 1992. Implementation of the treaty is through a policy called Sustainable Development. This program is being systematically imposed in cities and towns throughout the land. There are very few exceptions. Sustainable Development is no less than a ruling principle through which decisions for all aspects of our lives are determined through public/private partnerships between government (at all levels) and private institutions in our communities. They provide guidelines to determine business decisions; property use; medical care; education curriculum; foreign policy; economics; taxes; labour policy; career decisions; housing; building material; farming policy; and much more. The Green Growth Alliance’s report (above) is part of the ongoing propaganda promoting Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 is based on the principle that government is the maker of rights
If you truly believe you were not born to be subservient to any tyrannical government and instead choose to remain free, then you must exercise that freedom. This includes acting as a counter to Agenda 21 and its Sustainable Development program.

During the year National Director Lou Cook presented two papers outlining just what Agenda 21 means
His presentations have been filmed and are readily available from the Heritage Bookshop Services and Veritas Online. The League has made a special offer of 3 DVDs for actionists.
Featured are: Lou Cook’s two presentations, “How a Social Crediter Deals with Local Councils” and “Confronting Agenda 21” : Archbishop John Hepworth’s “Australia: A Vision Splendid : Nigel Jackson’s “Tony Abbott and Free Speech in Australia” : Betty Luks’ “Why Social Credit?” and Don Auchterlonie’s “The Incarnation and Social Credit”. Special Price $25.00 for 3 DVDs posted.  


THE AUSTRALIAN BATTLE TO BAN AMERICAN GUNS

The holiday period newspapers such as The Australian are “choca” with articles about “America’s political gunfight”, that is, Obama’s battle to ban guns and make the USofA as “safe” as other places with highly restrictive gun regimes – like, say, Mexico! As far as I can recall, no articles explored in detail the mental illness aspect of all mass shootings, or the role of violent videos.

It is axiomatic that guns are the problem, not just in America, but Australia as well. Thus The Project Channel 10, 14 January 2013 had a programme “Gun Numbers” where all that were on the show lamented the fact that Australians have now replaced the firearms taken away by John Howard’s regime. Why is this so? After all – it is legal!

One speaker let the cat out of the bag by questioning why anyone needs a gun. Of course, he was only referring to ordinary people: it is axiomatic that those running the system need their boys with guns (and high tech weaponry) to keep themselves firmly in power.

The National Rifle Association proposed that having schools “gun free” zones merely created victim zones. The pointed out that the Obama kids are protected by a bunch of Secret Service Agents with guns, so why not ordinary kids? The media response in Australia was to scoff at such an “extremist” suggestion. And never mind that Israel used to have a problem with school shootings, but no longer does since arming the teachers. (But American teachers, like Australian ones, may be too liberal and politically correct for this – hence the need for armed security in schools.)

The new class has been waiting for this opportunity for some time and will now make the most of it. This, however, is not to say that America will get an Australian-style gun ban, not all at once.
Peter Beattie (The Australian 12-13 January 2013, p.13) recognises that gun ownership is part of American culture and identity. All true, but that only means that the gun controllers will need to adopt a Fabian strategy of the inevitably of gradualism. In the present political climate America will lose its guns.  


US JEWS AND GUN CONTROL

by Betty Luks
In Israel, Jews may have automatic weapons – one wonders if Palestinians in Israel have the same right? Be that as it may, according to an article in The Forward, “After Newton, Jews Lead Renewed Push on Guns

Jews are apparently taking the lead in gun control. “A Jewish community strongly supportive of gun control plus Jewish lawmakers eager to enact new gun control laws may bring Jews into a lead role as the nation debates federal measures to rein in mass murders at its malls and schools”. This is “welcomed by most Jewish organisations, which have long supported gun control”.

The article continues: “In recent days, that latent passion has come alive. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs has called on members to sign a petition advocating “meaningful legislation” to limit access to assault weapons. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism began reaching out to other Jewish movements and to non-Jewish faith groups in an attempt to create an interfaith coalition to back the drive for gun control”.

“On Capital Hill, the effort to introduce legislation limiting access to weapons has been led by several Jewish lawmakers, all Democrats (though one now uses the Independent label)”. Then there is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg “who has been urging President Obama ever since the December 14 shooting, to make gun control his top priority. During the 2012 election cycle, Bloomberg also funded a super PAC targeting pro-gun candidates”.

The article concludes thus: “Jewish organisations pride themselves on gun control stances that date back to the early days of the debate, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and of President Kennedy. Most played a supportive role in passing legislation then limiting access to weapons, and have since reaffirmed their commitment to reducing the availability of guns”.

“One reason for broad Jewish support of gun control… has to do with the community’s sense of security,” which perhaps leads us to feel that the possession of assault weapons is completely unneeded. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, former head of the Reform movement, listed in a recent Haaretz article several reasons for Jews siding with supporters of gun control: the community’s affiliation with the Democratic Party; the fact that Jews are urban people and detached from the culture of hunting or gun ownership, and suspicion toward the NRA, which is “associated in the minds of many Jews with extremist positions that frighten Jews and from which they instinctively recoil”.

The comments on this article at the site are interesting. One person identifying as a Jew says “America has this obscene culture of violence largely promoted by Barak Obama’s Hollywood friends. He will not touch it”. Others note that gun control is not about guns, it is about control.

One commentator sums it all up:
“I believe in our system of government and the rights secured (not granted) by the constitution and the bill of rights. These rights include effective means of defense, using lethal force if necessary. We are citizens, not subjects, and can for ourselves make such choices. You may wish to lay down and die before a predator, but I do not. Forcing through the law to do so is morally reprehensible”.

The gun issue is certainly producing a “great divide” in American society like no other issue ever has. I am curious how this story will end.  


THE COLOUR OF GENIUS

by Brian Simpson
For many years I have paid close attention to the annual photographs in the mainline media of the “smart kids” who did tops in the end of year exams. Much fanfare was paid to Asian genius, especially refugees. In this context we in turn note that Anglo kids have started to turn the tables. A photograph published in The Advertiser 5 January 2013, p.4, features South Australia’s top scoring International Baccalaureate students.

There are seven males and five females. All females are of a Nordic (Northern European) racial type, and have Anglo-Saxon names. There are two Asian boys and the rest of the boys are broadly Nordic, certainly “white” European. There are a number of blondes. Sorry, but a dispossessed people needs to be given the good news to re-establish some sense of pride in itself.  


DON’T LET THE FACTS SPOIL A GOOD STORY

The Good news: It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.

The Bad news: Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white lym hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.

The Good news: A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the Governmental Regulations.

The Bad news: The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective. Well, okeydokey, then, and the pictures tell the rest. As always the Government issues precise and complete regulations and most certainly knows what is best for us.

The fact omitted in the story above. The Western Times, Sharon Springs, Kansas (April 18, 2002) reported it:
“The fire was caused by a burned off journal on one of the cars that caused the train to derail, also throwing the train itself into emergency. The train crew had to walk about a half mile back from the lead unit to assess the problem, and by that time the bridge was already on fire. All the crew could do was to unhook the remaining cars on the edge of the bridge and save the remainder of the train…”

View spectacular photos of burning bridge and stranded train here....


OUR ABORIGINAL FRIENDS IN WA HAVE DISCOVERED MORE PROBLEMS

The West Australian Yindjibarndi Aboriginal community report:
The Native Title Tribunal is to investigate the former state manager of the FMG. The National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) President, Graeme Neate and the Tribunal’s Registrar, Stephanie Fryer-Smith have launched an external inquiry into a former State Manager after reports published in the National Indigenous Times revealed allegations of various improprieties in reference to undeclared interests by its employee to the Tribunal.

[…] A former State Manager of the NNTT is one of the owners of a consulting company which in turn owns another consulting company. It has been alleged both these companies undertook contract work within an Aboriginal organisation where one of the directors of the consulting company is the partner of that former NNTT State Manager. Furthermore it is understood the spouse of the State Manager works for the Aboriginal organisation as their Native Title Manager

[…] One of the companies which is owned by the former NNTT employee is a subsidiary company of the masthead company that both the former NNTT employee and spouse have an interest in. The subsidiary consulting company has allegedly five employees with four of them allegedly having previously been employed by the NNTT.

[…] The inquiry is long overdue, if for nothing else to clear the air, and to ensure self-evident conflicts of interest are adequately managed. The National Indigenous Times has spoken with a number of executives from Aboriginal Corporations and most of them enthused by this inquiry saying it may serve to ensure adequate changes to better protect against what they perceive as “pervasive” and “endemic” conflicts of interests […] one Aboriginal Corporation CEO said to the NIT “if we cannot trust adequately in the balances and checks (at the NNTT) of the systems that are in place then what can we trust in?”

The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) welcomes the inquiries, as announced in today’s NIT article "Native Title Tribunal inquiry", by both the Registrar of the High Court of Australia and the National Native Title Tribunal, and hopes that they illuminate issues regarding how MGA’s activities interacted with FMG’s land access and heritage operations.

These matters remain of grave concern to the Yindjibarndi People, and YAC urges that these inquiries make full discovery of all communications surrounding the work of MGA Consulting and RCD Consulting. Read background here:


LETTER TO THE PRESS

The Editor, the Advertiser 29 January 2013: Dear Sir
To the authors of articles in the Advertiser who claim wondrous virtues for multiculturalism, I ask them to quote some examples of where it has been a success?
Have they not heard of the violence resulting from cultural differences in Holland, Germany, France and Britain? A clergyman told me he would not be safe to step off the train in certain English towns, if he wore his clergy collar, cross and chain etc.
There was a time when Fiji was held as a good example of multiculturalism but in recent times it too has lost the tenuous claim.
Our early white settlers consisted of English, Irish and Scottish people. Many years later our new arrivals came from Western European nations and after WW2 Eastern Europeans arrived under our immigration programme.
Each of these groups had their differences which led to some rivalry, however their cultural similarities prevailed. As Europeans, they were basically Christian or from Christian countries, most of which had Monarchies, or at least had such a system in earlier times. Apart from the Eastern Europeans who had suffered communism since 1917, they were used to democratic government. Cultural differences were minimal.
The new citizens were keen to accept the Australian traditions and blend to make a new life. They probably influenced some changes to our dress style and eating habits.
Contrast that experience with the more recent arrivals to Australia. Their culture is vastly different and their strong desire to maintain it, rather than adapting to Australian traditions is a definite threat to a harmonious community.
Scratch the surface of most Australians and you will soon learn what they feel about the current situation. The only real way to establish an approved immigration policy is to hold a poll. For the sake of our future, the poll should be sooner rather than later to avoid the disasters elsewhere.

- - Yours etc, Ken Grundy Naracoorte SA  

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