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  • ‘Please leave us,’ Sydney’s Anglican Archbishop tells people want to change doctrine

    10/14/2019 8:03:36 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 27 replies
    Eternity News ^ | 10/14/2019 | JOHN SANDEMAN
    Glenn Davies, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, has a message for people who disagree with him, and his diocese, about same sex blessings – they should leave the church rather than fight. “My own view is that if people wish to change the doctrine of our Church, they should start a new church or join a church more aligned to their views – but do not ruin the Anglican Church by abandoning the plain teaching of Scripture,” he told his Synod (church parliament) in his final address to them. “Please leave us. We have far too much work to do in...
  • [Australian] Politician Wants Catholic Churches to Post Signs Warning Children of Danger

    10/14/2019 6:15:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/11/19 | K Thor Jensen
    Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children. The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage. In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act...
  • Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Control

    10/08/2019 4:00:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2019
    Under a long-term deal sealed by the Obama administration, a Chinese Communist company was set to control the second-busiest container port in the United States. In an unreported Trump administration victory, the Communists are out after a drawn-out national security review forced a unit of China-based COSCO Shipping Holdings Co. (Orient Overseas Container Line—OOCL) to sell the cherished container terminal business, which handles among the largest freight of imports into the U.S. It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement...
  • John Kerry’s son cut business ties with Hunter Biden over Ukrainian oil deal

    09/02/2019 7:58:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/19 | Alana Goodman
    John Kerry’s stepson rushed to play damage control at the State Department after his business partner Hunter Biden cut a deal with an oligarch-owned Ukrainian gas company in 2014, according to internal State Department correspondence obtained by the Washington Examiner. The correspondence adds to the questions about Biden's business activities, which have dogged the 2020 Democratic primary campaign of his father Joe. Hunter Biden's long history of drug and alcohol abuse, which contributed to his divorce and his dismissal from the Navy Reserve, has also attracted unwelcome publicity for the Democratic front-runner. An email released to the Washington Examiner shows...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/6/2019 Paris Terror, Turkey Invading Northeastern Syria

    10/06/2019 9:07:16 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/6/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    French Premier Edouard Philippe announcing the creation of two "missions" to detect "radicalization" in police anti-terrorism operations.... Castaner also cited no information in Harpon's personnel file to indicate he was associated with terrorism.... The Turkish President spoke by phone Sunday with President Trump...... The latest word from the White House tonight is that Turkey will invade northeastern Syria and that US troops will not be part of the Turkish operation..... The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights group, aligned with Syria's opposition, says US warplanes are conducting patrols on the northeastern Syrian border with Turkey. The report comes amid concern from...
  • ‘Malicious and commercially motivated’: Ben Roberts-Smith blasts Nine (Victoria Cross recipient)

    10/06/2019 6:50:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 33 replies ^ | 7th October 2019
    Australia’s most decorated soldier has accused Nine of being “malicious”, saying the company is commercially motivated to tear him down. Ben Roberts-Smith has accused Nine of being commercially motivated and malicious when it alleged the former soldier was engaged in war crimes. Australia’s most decorated soldier has hit back at claims he handcuffed and kicked an Afghan prisoner named Ali Jan off a cliff during a military operation in Afghanistan in 2012. The prisoner was then allegedly shot dead by another soldier. “I want Australians to know that I absolutely deny these hurtful allegations,” Mr Roberts-Smith said in a statement...
  • The costly reality of owning an electric car: How customers are being slugged $33,000 to repair

    10/03/2019 7:43:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 2, 2019 | Stephen Johnson
    A Nissan Leaf owner has received a $33,000 bill to replace the battery in his electric car - even though it's now only worth $12,000.Canberra engineer Phillip Carlson bought his fully-electric hatchback brand new for $53,500 in August 2012. Just seven years later, he can't drive his environmentally-friendly car because he isn't prepared to stump up $33,385 to replace the lithium ion battery. The tab included $750 for labour and $29,600 for the battery plus the 10 per cent GST. Mr Carlson, a married father with a daughter, believed his new car had a range of 175km but even as a...
  • Jewish pupil, 12, at an Australian school is forced to KISS the shoe of a Muslim boy

    10/03/2019 3:40:49 PM PDT · by HogsBreath · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 103-2019 | Eliza McPhee
    A Jewish schoolboy was forced to kiss the shoe of a Muslim boy or face a vicious beating at the hands nine other children who circled him in a park, it has emerged.
  • Dems, media aim to squash Barr’s probe of Russia collusion hoax

    10/02/2019 12:08:46 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    ny post ^ | October 1, 2019 | Lee Smith
    What Democrats and their media allies really want is to torpedo Attorney General William Barr’s probe into the origins of the Russian “collusion” hoax. The whistleblower’s written complaint presents Trump’s request that the Ukrainian leader work with Barr to “get to the bottom” of the collusion hoax as part of the alleged quid pro quo. That suggests the whistleblower and his confreres in the ­intelligence apparatus are worried about Barr’s investigation and what it could ­uncover about their spying on the Trump campaign. The whistleblower complaint and the manic news reports of the Australia call both serve the same dual...
  • As Impeachment Moves Forward, Trump’s Language Turns Darker

    10/02/2019 6:02:27 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 30 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | October 2, 2019 | Katie Rogers
    But experts see a civic danger in the president frequently and falsely calling out what he labels treasonous behavior. Carlton F.W. Larson, a professor at the University of California at Davis School of Law and an expert on treason, said the president had cheapened the word through overuse. "It is a complete debasement of political discourse where ordinary political disagreements are elevated to a level of capital crime,” Mr. Larson said. “If Trump ever did uncover an instance of true treason, no one would believe him because he has so debased the meaning of that word.”
  • Another bid to cite evidence for impeachment fizzles

    10/01/2019 5:36:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 1, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    In a sign that even Trump-haters don’t see strong enough grounds to impeach President Trump, The New York Times on Monday “broke” yet another breathless story meant to bolster the case about his supposed abuse of power. Trump “pressed” Australia’s leader “in a recent telephone call” to help Attorney General William Barr collect info to “discredit” the Mueller probe, the paper said, citing (as usual) unnamed sources. “The president,” it concluded, “is using federal law enforcement powers to aid his political interests.” Other anti-Trump media pushed the smear with similar enthusiasm. This, on the heels of a whistleblower’s complaint that...
  • Aggressive Dogs: The Utility of Sticks v Guns

    10/01/2019 8:02:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    This morning I had another experience with a dog aggressively defending its territory. I was on my exercise walk. The sky was light before the sun was up. A pair of dogs were in a fenced yard, with their owner. They took exception to my presence. The fence, next to the sidewalk, was only two feet tall, as incentivized by the silly local zoning laws. I am a dog person. I understand dog body language pretty well. As I passed the yard, on the sidewalk, with a boulevard to my right and the yard to my left, I considered...
  • Graham calls out NY Times report saying Trump 'pressed' Aussie PM

    09/30/2019 11:14:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30 2019 | Victor Garcia
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized a report by the New York Times that claimed President Trump "pressed" the prime minister of Australia for information to discredit the probe conducted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling it an "effort" to shut down Attorney General William Barr's investigation. "This New York Times article about Barr talking to Australia is the beginning of an effort to shut down Barr's investigation to find out how this whole thing started," Graham said on "Hannity" Monday. A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that Barr asked Trump to make introductions to foreign countries...
  • Suspects in Canada murders said they planned to kill more in video confession: Police

    09/30/2019 8:18:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | September 29, 2019 | Ella Torres, ABC Newsw
    The teen suspects who were wanted for three murders in Canada confessed to their crimes and said they planned to kill more people in a video recorded not long before the two died by suicide, police said. Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, showed "no remorse for their actions" and expressed "their intentions to potentially kill others" in the video, which was found on a digital camera, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Kevin Hackett said at a press conference Friday. The bodies of McLeod and Schmegelsky were found Aug. 7 in the province of Manitoba. They were the...
  • BREAKING: Letter From Australian Official Emerges That Casts Doubt On Report From New York Times

    09/30/2019 5:22:31 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 74 replies
    DailyWire ^ | September 30, 2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    A letter emerged late on Monday from the Australian government that directly disputed the accuracy of a New York Times report that claimed that President Donald Trump “pushed” Australia to help Attorney General William Barr investigate the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in an attempt to “discredit” the investigation in what The Times claimed was an example of Trump “using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests.” The letter, reported by Nine News Australia’s Kerrie Yaxley, is dated May 28, 2019, from Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey to Barr, and states: Dear Attorney General, I refer to...
  • Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins

    09/30/2019 1:48:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 115 replies
    NYT ^ | 09/30/19 | Mark Mazzetti and Katie Benner
    The discussion was another instance of the president using American diplomacy for potential personal gain. President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to a small group of the president’s aides, one of the officials said, an unusual decision that is similar to the handling of a July call with the Ukrainian president that...
  • Couple Tries to Dispel Iran’s “Bad Rap,” Goes to Jail

    09/30/2019 11:59:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/27/2019 | Robert spencer
    The story has invited more ridicule than sympathy: an Australian couple has been arrested in Iran after only traveling there in the first place to “try to break the stigma around travelling to countries which get a bad wrap [sic] in the media.” (snip) the responsibility for their plight lies not just with the Islamic Republic of Iran or ISIS, but also with the Leftist world in which they moved and lived. The Left’s leaders constructed a fantasy world, because Leftist ideas are dead on the drawing board without it. In this fantasy world, Islam is peace. Borders and nation-states...
  • ‘Ukraine-Gate’ Is About the Russian Hack That Wasn’t

    09/29/2019 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 25th, 2019 | Julie Kelly
    One of the animating chapters in the Trump-Russian collusion saga was the claim that Russia infiltrated the Democratic National Committee’s email server in the spring of 2016. That hack, according to collusion truthers, and the subsequent release of damaging emails exchanged between top Democratic Party officials was central to Vladimir Putin’s scheme to sway the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump. But the evidence to support this widely accepted claim is sketchy at best and appears to be under appropriate scrutiny by prosecutors now examining the origins of the FBI’s pre-election investigation into the Trump campaign for “colluding” with...
  • Australian State Passes Bill Allowing Abortions Up to Birth, Pro-Abortion Politicians Hug and Cheer

    09/28/2019 5:03:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | SEP 26, 2019 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Pro-abortion politicians celebrated Thursday after the Australian state of New South Wales legalized the killing of unborn babies up to birth. The controversial law allows abortions for any reason up to 22 weeks and up to birth with the permission of two doctors and a hospital committee, The Independent reports. Ignoring strong opposition from New South Wales citizens, lawmakers in the upper and lower house quickly passed the bill with very few amendments. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, MP Alex Greenwich, the lead sponsor of the bill, and other pro-abortion politicians cheered and hugged each other in celebration Thursday...
  • Electrical power in Australia — from success to failure: The consequences of the war on coal and gas

    09/23/2019 8:08:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2019 | Viv Forbes
    Our grandfathers built a low-cost reliable decentralized electricity supply for all states of Australia based mainly on black and brown coalfields — Blair Athol, Callide, Ipswich, Sydney/Newcastle, Yallourn, Leigh Creek, and Collie. Then our fathers built the mighty Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric scheme, which provided water to irrigate the inland while generating electricity to help pay for it. In the years up to 1980, huge new coal-fired power plants were constructed in each state. We discovered oil and gas in Roma, Bass Strait, Barrow Island, Timor Sea, and in coal and shale in many places. Coal and hydro gave Australia reliable...