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  • Christians Fear Retribution for Opposing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in Australia

    12/12/2017 5:15:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/11/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    SYDNEY, Australia, December 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Christians in Australia who uphold the sanctity of one-man, one-woman marriage are feeling threatened after the country legalized same-sex “marriage” last week. After a volunteer mail-in survey, lawmakers in both houses of Parliament passed a law legalizing homosexual “marriage” last week. But as Pastor Mark Powell put it in The Spectator Australia, “Let it be known that on the December 7, 2017 – the day in Australian Parliamentary history when "love won" – the hate campaign truly began.” Angry, intolerantPowell was referring to a “deluge” of hate mail and social media posts from...
  • Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

    12/07/2017 3:00:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/6/17 | James Delingpole
    Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Canada scraps plan to buy Boeing fighters and will go with used Australian F-18s

    12/06/2017 1:42:19 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 5, 2017 8:04 PM EST | Reuters
    The move underlines Ottawa's anger at a decision by Boeing to launch a trade challenge against Canadian planemaker Bombardier OTTAWA — Canada is scrapping a plan to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets amid a deepening dispute with the U.S. aerospace company, three sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Instead, the Liberal government will announce next week it intends to acquire a used fleet of older Australia F-18 jets, the same kind of plane Canada currently operates, said the sources, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation. The move underlines Ottawa’s...
  • Geoffrey Rush Resigns From Australian Academy Over Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior

    12/02/2017 9:22:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 4 replies
    Variety ^ | December 2, 2017 | Patrick Frater
    Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actor Geoffrey Rush resigned Saturday as president of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts. The move follows allegations earlier in the week of inappropriate behavior, and comes just days before the academy hands out its annual awards. One of the world’s best-known performers, Rush has credits that include “The King’s Speech,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Shakespeare in Love.” He won the Best Actor Oscar for “Shine.” The allegations against him emerged Wednesday when the Sydney Theatre Company revealed that it had received a complaint about Rush after he appeared in “King Lear” there...
  • NO justice for Justine Damond: ‘She did what any woman would do, go to the police [...]

    11/29/2017 7:42:42 PM PST · by Pollard · 26 replies
    pamela geller ^ | 11/28/2017
    Full Title: NO justice for Justine Damond: ‘She did what any woman would do, go to the police’, Muslim cop who shot her dead still refuses to talk Back in July, defenseless and wearing her pajamas, Justine Damond (pictured) was shot to death, point blank range, by a Muslim Somali police officer near her Minnesota home. No feminazis taking to the streets on behalf of an innocent, pajama-clad woman shot in cold blood by a Muslim. No “Women’s marches” for Justine. No Linda Sarsour cows on parade. No leftist treasonous goons who engage in violence, chaos and destruction when a...
  • Employee used crisp packet as 'Faraday cage' to hide his whereabouts during work

    11/29/2017 7:58:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | Novembere 27, 2017 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A man in Australia was sacked after he relied on a 180-year-old scientific discovery to help prevent his colleagues discovering his whereabouts while he played golf during work hours. Tom Colella, a 60-year-old electrician in Perth, lost his job after an anonymous letter to his firm claimed that he left work to play golf at least 140 times over the last two years. Australia’s Fair Work Commission, a workplace tribunal, heard that Mr Colella blocked his whereabouts by storing his personal digital assistant, a phone-like device that has a GPS inside, in an empty foil packet of Twisties, a puffy...
  • Boston Globe: Gun Confiscation is Needed… and Impossible

    11/28/2017 7:42:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Boston Globe recent ran an article where it acknowledged the obvious: the long term goal of the gun control movement (recently relabeled as  “gun safety”), is to confiscate a large number of Americans' firearms. The Globe has almost everything else wrong in its article, but they are honest about the desire for gun confiscation.From the bostonglobe.com:In other words, the proposals aren’t just difficult to enact in the current political climate; their practical effects would also be quite limited. On occasion, though, leading Democrats will make oblique reference to a more sweeping policy change: seizing a huge number of...
  • The Gay High-Water Mark (Steyn on Australia)

    11/27/2017 4:24:46 PM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    Mark Steyn (his own site) ^ | November 27, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Australia's "marriage equality" campaign triumphed in this month's referendum under the slogan "Let's Get It Done". In other words, it's inevitable, so why waste another five years arguing about it? Let's get it done, and over, and move on to transgender bathrooms or whatever's next. That's how "progressives" think about progress. As a certain author wrote long ago in a certain bestselling book: We assume that social progress is like technological progress: it can't be reversed. Just as you can't disinvent the internal combustion engine, so you can't disinvent women's rights. Just as the horse and buggy yielded to the...
  • Thanksgiving in Australia is a strange experience for an American

    11/24/2017 8:45:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna Kooiman
    I’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving as an American living in Ohio, North Carolina and New York. And now I enjoy living in Australia – a wonderful place except … Aussies don’t celebrate the wonderful holiday. This is quite understandable, given that Australia is a place far, far away – where back in the 1600s there were plenty of kangaroos, but neither Native Americans nor Pilgrims. What do you think of when you smell apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice? It’s something we don’t even have to think about as Americans, right? The holiday season, of course I’m willing to bet you’re getting a...
  • ‘Proud’ [British PM] May Calls for Australia to Rush Through Same-Sex Marriage

    11/22/2017 5:10:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Prime Minister Theresa May has urged the Australian Government to introduce same-sex marriage “very soon”. Earlier this week the country voted to abandon the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman following a campaign of sustained abuse and threats of violence against ‘no’ voters. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he intends to make same-sex marriage “the law of the land by Christmas”. VoteA non-binding postal vote saw 61.6 per cent vote in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. More than 12.7 million people took part in answering the question:...
  • Nick Cave plays Israel to 'take stand' against boycotters

    11/19/2017 2:56:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2017 12:04 PM EST | Ian Deitch
    Nick Cave, the dark poet of rock, on Sunday accused the anti-Israel boycott movement of trying to bully musicians and said he was taking a “principled stand” by performing in the country. The Australian artist, known for music that can be both melancholic and uplifting, is popular in Israel and is set to perform a pair of nearly sold-out shows. At a news conference, Cave spoke about the pressure on artists by the international movement that seeks to ostracize Israel by lobbying corporations, performers and academic institutions to sever ties with the Jewish state. He said record producer Brian Eno...
  • The Australian Plebiscite On Gay Marriage Is Finally Over (The Homosexuals Win)

    11/15/2017 10:10:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It took a couple of months and was filled with charges and countercharges of dirty tricks and the suppression of free speech, but the Australian plebiscite on gay marriage is finally finished. The people responded in large numbers and in the end, the tally ran fairly close to what the current polling had indicated. More than sixty percent of respondents voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage and now the Parliament is vowing to bring it to a vote before Christmas. (Associated Press) Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings...
  • Australia targets export of radar technology for UK warships

    11/10/2017 6:50:10 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Anzac class frigate HMAS Toowoomba undocking after completing its Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade. (Defence) The UK government is considering fitting Australian radar systems on future Royal Navy warships. A capability study that will look at the feasibility of fitting CEA Technologies’ CEAFAR active phased array radar on UK ships will begin early next year, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has confirmed. The announcement, which was made by UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin during a visit to Adelaide, came after the Australia/UK Defence Industry Dialogue that took place in the UK. “A...
  • Tasmanian Treasure: Rare 17th-Century Map of Australia Resurfaces

    11/08/2017 9:13:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years. Now, it's finally been restored and put on public display in Australia's capital, Canberra. Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu created the map called "Archipelagus Orientalis," or "Eastern Archipelago," in 1659. (This newfound copy was printed in 1663.) Much of the eastern coastline of the continent is missing in this vision of Australia. But the map is notable for including the earliest details of the sighting of Tasmania by the seafarer Abel Tasman, who planted a Dutch flag on the island during...
  • Australia's famed Uluru outback monolith to be closed to climbers

    11/04/2017 11:49:45 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-1-2107 | Zalika Rizmal
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s world-famous Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be closed to climbers from 2019, its management board said on Wednesday, ending a decades-long campaign by Aborigines to protect their sacred monolith in the Northern Territory. A board of eight traditional owners and four government officials voted unanimously to close the rock to climbers, a spokesperson told Reuters. [snip]
  • Australia: Lever action shotguns reclassified into tightest legal ranking, changes labelled 'unfair'

    11/03/2017 8:06:11 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    LEVER action shotguns – “tools of the trade” to the North West farming community – have officially been reclassified into the tightest legal ranking. The Firearms and Weapons Legislation Amendment Act 2017 came into effect on November 1, re-categorising lever action shotguns with a magazine capacity of no more than five rounds from a category A to a category B, and those with a magazine capacity of more than five rounds from a category A to a category D. NSW Nationals Senator John “Wacka” Williams has publicly attacked the reclassification, labelling it “unfair” and “inconsistent”. “My opinion is that...
  • True Shelter[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/01/2017 12:32:10 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible ^ | 11-01-17 | Holy Spirit
    Shelter is when your heart finds mine. So wont you come and abide deep within the covering of My armor against which there is no weapon and find "TRUE REFUGE " in the arms of Love . . . For as you call to me truly you shall find me and as you open your heart to me I will come in and it is then as one we share in the Kingdom I have promised you, for Zion is yours as is my undying love and as you enter into me you receive My everlasting promise of eternal forgiveness...
  • High Court rules Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce ineligible to serve in Parliament (Australia)

    10/26/2017 11:26:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    The Turnbull Government has lost its one-seat majority after the High Court ruled Barnaby Joyce's election invalid because of his New Zealand citizenship. Mr Joyce will now face a by-election. The court also found former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters were not validly elected, along with One Nation's Malcolm Roberts and the National Party's Fiona Nash.
  • 'No' Gay Marriage in Australia Ad Showing Alarming LGBT Sex Ed in Schools Banned From Prime Time TV

    10/25/2017 8:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/25/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The latest video by Australia's "no" on gay marriage campaign has been banned from prime time TV in the country until 8:30 p.m., as it was deemed too explicit — for featuring quotes that students are taught in school. Yahoo7 News reported that the 30-second ad has been given an MA rating due to "depictions of implied sexual activity and verbal sexual references." The Coalition for Marriage used passages from the controversial Safe Schools sexuality education program to showcase just what pupils are being taught. "Penis-in-vagina sex is not the only sex, and certainly is not the ultimate sex," one...