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The nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent

From where does Keenan get authority to call in firearms?

The Federal Government is terrified of internal security assessments warning the nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent over Muslim immigrants and mendacious politicians implementing policies in unison with the largely despised United Nations.

Domestic intelligence has warned the now unraveling corporate system of government, surreptitiously introduced first by Whitlam and continued by successive governments could dissolve from civil unrest into civil war.

Federal Justice Minister, Michael Keenan, a Liberal, wants to deprive law abiding gun owners of unregistered firearms

Any casual observer of social media would discover that all governments are held in contempt by a majority of Australians.

The Federal Cabinet is desperate to disarm law-abiding citizens who hold unregistered firearms for many reasons. The main theme found throughout social media and alternative news sites is a distrust of government and more expected violence by Islamists which have infiltrated communities throughout Australia.

As depicted in the lauded 1984 film of doomsday preppers, ‘Red Dawn’ starring Patrick Swazye, when the Russians and Cubans invade rural American towns, their first ploy is to round up and incarcerate gun owners, found from searching firearms registration records.

One reader, a member of the firearms industry, has told Cairns News an estimated one million or  more unregistered firearms are held nationwide by the public,  which is in fear of losing easily traceable registered firearms when the ‘shit hits the fan.’

Chinese SKK semi-auto 7.62x39mm carbine. Industry sources claim nearly one million were imported but reportedly only 4000 were handed in to be crushed in 1996. There are few reports of these carbines being used in crime

Between the seventies and early nineties the industry estimates more than one million Chinese semi-auto SKK and SKS combat carbines were imported. At the 1996 amnesty, only a reported 4000 of these military styled weapons were handed in for crushing. One does not have to be an Einstein to work out the fate of the remaining 996,000, he said.

“The police and military will seize all registered firearms from licensed gun owners across the nation when the trouble starts, leaving the public completely at the mercy of the government,” the industry member said.

“This is why people will hide them, especially ex-military members seeing what happens to a disarmed population when the invaders have all the guns.

“If the government thinks normal people will hand in their guns they are dreaming.”

Another report from a NSW investigator, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that in NSW during the 1996 amnesty, a pistol club and several rifle ranges reported that people of Muslim or similar ethnic appearance toured gun clubs buying whatever firearms they could get their hands on, rather than shooters handing them in for destruction.

Homes of licensed gun owners in NSW were accurately targeted by thieves stealing dozens of pistols and rifles several years ago. Gun club members said many homes in close-together suburbs were raided by thieves who stole their locked up guns. The clubs complained that the NSW firearms registry records had been hacked or deliberately given to thieves. No action was ever taken by authorities.

The Liberal/ALP/Greens Party disarmament

While terrorists continue to kill Australians on home soil, the gun-hating Liberal Party wants to completely disarm 25 million responsible citizens by crushing their firearms and leaving them at the mercy of those who have guns. The criminal element in the ethnic ghettos of Sydney and Melbourne will never voluntarily hand in their firearms.

The 1996 gun buy back saw 660,959 firearms handed in for destruction. Not all were crushed. The government is “dreaming” if it thinks it will get a similar result in the 2017 proposed amnesty, says an industry source

Those who will keep guns include police and the military. Today a lot of law-abiding citizens actually fear the government which wants to leave us defenceless against the estimated 120,000 Islamic ‘refugees’ who entered the country by air during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd regime.

It has been acknowledged by security agencies, with the exception of the head of ASIO, that a large number of single males who entered Australia posing as refugees, were between the ages of 16 and35,  just the right age to qualify for military service.

Many of these immigrants have had military training in the countries from which they claimed to have fled. Right amongst us now exists a potential fifth column of fighters. Stashes of firearms have already been found in Australian mosques, no doubt many more exist.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan should be targeting firearms held by ethnic groups and actually allowing responsible citizens to carry arms for their self-protection. But Section 18c of the Anti-discrimination Act won’t allow the government to target criminal gangs by ethnicity. Interestingly Keenan was one of the ‘wet’ Liberals who did not support amending this offensive section.

High profile politicians such as Senator David Leyonhjelm and Bob Katter have demanded law abiding citizens be able to carry firearms for their self-defence.

Instead the arm draggers of the LNP/ALP/Greens nexus want to leave us defenceless against Muslim infiltrators and other armed criminals who will never give up their guns.

Crime in Victoria this year increased 10.2 per cent and a spate of home invasions and car-jackings has left police extremely worried.

Public concerns have also been raised about gangs of migrant(Muslim) teens, with reports some parents are sending their teenage children back to countries like Sudan to break the spiral of offending.

Victoria Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane told reporters on Wednesday teenagers from a range of backgrounds were committing home invasions and car-jackings.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane describes the ethnic crime wave as the ‘United Nations.’ Fearful home owners are buying bats for protection from home invasion

“It’s the United Nations — we’re seeing a cross group of offenders who are stealing cars in that way,” he said.

It is believed people in areas suffering from violence and crime are buying bats to arm themselves.

Mr Leane told 3AW they weren’t using the words home invasion or carjacking two years ago and the community had a right to be concerned.

“I understand the nature of fear in our community and for many it’s real for those who have been victimised by those offenders who have come into their house, probably the first time they’ve ever had to call the police,” he said.

“The issue around whether you think a baseball bat and your expertise will defend you in those circumstances, I’m not sure even I could defend myself against a gang that wanted to break into my house.”

As crime statistics reveal, potentially armed citizens are a threat to any criminal or terrorist.

The dumbed-down Liberals and the ALP with their equally irresponsible bureaucracy have some esoteric belief the police will save the public from being shot by a terrorist or a home invader. The families of those killed at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney would disagree.

The Lindt saga would not have got off the ground if just one patron had a legal .22 pistol in their handbag or pocket.

Why doesn’t Mr Keenan look at the avalanche of evidence that has surfaced since the Port Arthur training exercise revealing some of the alleged victims did not exist, or the numerous other anomalies proving Martin Bryant was not present at Port Arthur when the shooting took place at the Broad Arrow Café.

Mr Keenan should ask his colleague, the Liberal President of the senate and former Tasmania police officer, Stephen Parry for confirmation of these facts. Mr Parry was smack in the middle of the Port Arthur training exercise and has subsequently admitted as much in a speech to the Undertakers and Embalmers Association.

In 2016 Parry was outed by Austrian author and forensic investigator, Dr Keith Noble, for his part in the official training exercise cum massacre cover-up.

The Islamists and the crooks know we can’t fight back, unlike our American cousins, who repel fire with fire. Now Australia has assumed the official status of the 51st State of the United States, every responsible citizen should have the option of concealed carry.

Knives now are the preferred weapon in homicides. Minister Keenan soon will have the nation eating with chopsticks

It has been announced that the homicide rate has substantially fallen in Australia and the weapon used by criminals in 37 per cent of cases is a knife.

If Minister Keenan has his way, soon you will be eating your food with chopsticks.

Government announces massive facial recognition ID scheme immediately after Brighton shooting scam

The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.

And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?

A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.

Big brother is watching your every move

Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.

ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies will also have access to all of your personal data.

It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.

CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.

Highly sophisticated infa-red cameras in police cars record your every move online

Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.

The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.

Every occupant of your car can be photographed by patrol cars and recorded online with the Face Identification Service

Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.

Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.

The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.

“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.

The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.

The advice of Sydney security expert Mike Petersen: Do not vote at any election. If everybody does this the government will fail and the people can lawfully take control, elect their own representatives and return to Constitutional rule.

Qld Govt at war with itself over $7m cattle property purchase

More jaundiced reporting from the ABC about Springvale Station west of Cooktown that the Queensland Environment Department bought for $7 million to prevent sediment runoff into the ocean.

The only problem is that bogus data was used to base the purchase, when in fact the Government’s own previously published scientific data clearly showed Springvale Station was responsible for less than one per cent runoff into Princess Charlotte Bay.

See story Cairns News: ‘Lakefield National Park contributes more reef runoff than all combined cattle properties in the catchment’

from ABC

In what could be a storyline from the satirical TV series Yes Minister, the Queensland Government has gone to war with itself.

Key points:

  • The Mines Department is considering an application to mine a river on state-owned land for gold and tin
  • The Environment Department bought the land in a bid to halt sediment reaching the reef
  • The two departments are in a legal fight in the Land Court

The ABC has learned one Queensland Government department has lodged a legal objection to another department over a plan to mine a river on state-owned land.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is taking on the Department of Natural Resources and Mines in a stoush in the Land Court over Springvale Station on Cape York.

The Queensland Government bought the massive cattle station for $7 million last year.

The idea was to stop, or at least reduce, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of sediment from the property washing from the West Normanby River into the Great Barrier Reef.

But it seems — in the best traditions of Yes Minister — the left hand did not know what the right hand was doing.

At the same time the Environment Department was buying the property to prevent damaging sediment flowing down the river, the Natural Resources Department was considering an application to mine the river at Springvale Station for gold and tin ore.

Now the case is before the Queensland Land Court.

In its objection, the Environment Department argues “the public right and interest will be prejudiced by the proposed mining activity as it will directly and negatively impact the biodiversity values for which the property was acquired”.

It says research suggests that “Springvale Station is the source of approximately 460,000 tonnes of sediment runoff every year, which is around 40 per cent of all gully erosion-derived sediment in the Normanby River catchment”.

The West Normanby River joins the eastern branch of the river before draining into Princess Charlotte Bay and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

“The proposed mining activity will likely further destabilise the alluvial and colluvial soils of the West Normanby River and increase soil erosion and sediment loss,” the Environment Department said in its objection.

“… The long-term economic benefits of enhancing environmental outcomes through this acquisition will far exceed the economic and employment benefits of this small mining operation.”

The department also warns sedimentation blocks light for coral, smothers marine organisms and reduces coral and seagrass growth.

It states the northern section of the reef has been significantly affected by coral bleaching, with “high levels of coral mortality”.

“For those corals to have the best chance of recovery, the water quality needs to be as good as possible,” the Environment Department wrote.

Endangered plants, animals on land: Environment Department

The State Government has already begun removing cattle from Springvale Station in a bid to reduce sediment run-off.

The Environment Department said it would invest a substantial amount of public money for conservation work on the property to further reduce run-off, with the price tag set at $30,000 a hectare.

The department also said the property was home to endangered or vulnerable flora and fauna species, including the northern quoll, red goshawk, brown antelope orchid and spectacled flying fox.

In a statement to the ABC, the Environment Department said it was the Government’s “intention that Springvale Station be declared a nature refuge”.

But it said such a declaration would “not necessarily preclude the commencement of activities proposed under the mining lease application”.

A spokesman for the Land Court said the objection to the proposed mine would be heard in August.

Australia already a republic says a reader

Letter to the Editor

On Monday May 22nd at Cairns Magistrates Court, the most important event since Federation will take place. Retired police officer Mr. David Walter will present his defense against an attempt to jail him from matters following on from a Court bankrupting him for refusal to pay moneys not owed by him to shires for rates in which he owns no land and costs awarded against him in a matter he was a non party to.

He has summonsed to the Court the following people. The Queensland Premier, Governor and Police commissioner. Mr. Malcolm Turnbull and the Governor General Peter Cosgrove. They are called as witnesses for the defense and as no one is above the law in Australia they must appear.

This culminates a 12 year campaign by Mr. Walter to see justice done for a number of his friends who had their property stolen by persons proported to have the lawful authority of the state of Queensland.

Mr Walter took this fight to State Courts, the Federal Court, the High Court and finally to the Privy Council and the International Criminal Court.

His case simply argues that the people have a contract with our Sovereign through the Constitution of 1901 through which she holds our rights, and secures title to property in a contract with we the people in Common Law.

We have no such lawful agreement with the Members of political parties, calling themselves Governments “of Australia, not of the Commonwealth” and registered in the USA. as Private Corporations and political subdivisions of the American Government. They never paid the Crown for her lands nor paid the people for their titles, they just simply stole them. They removed our titles from the Crown and placed them in their private Corporations registered in Washington D.C. where they have borrowed against these stolen assets.

From Whitlam until now, no so called law has had Royal Asset. We the people were never asked at referenda to give consent to any of their actions. They have contracts only with members of other political parties not we the people. The best word to describe their actions since Whitlam is treason.

No lawful contract exists between the people and these private corporations calling themselves “Australian Governments”, registered in the USA and using a currency deemed by the High Court in 1988 to be not lawfully “of the Commonwealth of Australia” to pay Governors, Judges and police to tax, fine, regulate, license and imprison Subjects of the Crown.

Even Peter Beattie in his Annotated Constitution of 2001 declared that he couldn’t remove the previous Constitution or remove the Common Law rights of the people and “that to do so, without a referenda of the people it would be dangerous to do so”. Yet these private corporations calling themselves Governments have done exactly that. Come and see it all fall.

John Keeler

Brisbane

Demonising the building blocks of life – carbon dioxide

Letter to the editor

by Viv Forbes

There was a time when true environmentalists strove to protect wild things. Now the green shirts have become enemies of the environment by pushing green energy and demonising the building blocks of life – carbon and carbon dioxide.

Wind turbines and their cobweb of connecting roads and transmission lines have destroyed native trees and grasses, scarred and uglified wild hilltops, and littered continental shelves with naval and aerial obstacles. They create wind and rain shadows and decimate resident and migratory birds and bats.


Industrial-scale solar is no better, stealing sunlight from every plant that tries to live in the shadow of the panels. Solar-thermal arrays have the additional trick of roasting any birds, bats and insects which fly through their focussed rays of heat.


These green energy toys produce piddling amounts of unreliable weather-dependent energy at great economic and environmental cost.


Greens also promoted diesel to replace cleaner petrol in vehicles. Thank them for more urban pollution.


Their promotion of ethanol and bio-diesel has caused the widespread conversion of cropland and clearing of natural vegetation and forests to grow industrial crops like corn and palm oil. This has also reduced food supplies, increased food prices and forced some poor people to poach in parklands.


And the stupid promotion of burning wood for power and home heating has taken some cities back sixty-five years to the era of London smogs. Forests are again being cleared and wood smoke is again choking urban communities.


None of these expensive and destructive activities will have any measurable or beneficial effect on global temperature.


What is the real agenda?

 

Phantom Obama – ‘the ghost who walks’

A letter from an American historian discussing the antecedents of Barack Obama (below)

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It will be interesting to see what they put in his “Library”   about his early years when he is out of office.

In a country where we take notice of many, many facets of our public figures’ lives, doesn’t it seem odd that there’s so little we know about our current man in the WH, Barack Obama?

For example, we know that Andrew Jackson’s wife smoked a corn cob pipe and was accused of adultery; Abe Lincoln never went to school; Jack Kennedy wore a back brace; Harry Truman played the piano.

As Americans, we enjoy knowing details about our newsmakers, but none of us know one single humanizing fact about the history of our own president.

We are all aware of the lack of uncontestable birth records for Obama; that document managing has been spectacularly successful.

There are however, several additional oddities in Obama’s history that appear to be as well managed as the birthing issue.

One other interesting thing…   There are no birth certificates of his daughters that can be found?          

It’s interesting that no one who ever dated him has shown up.  The charisma that caused women to be drawn to him so strongly during his campaign, certainly would in the normal course of events, lead some lady to come forward, if only to garner some attention for herself.  We all know about JFK’s magnetism, that McCain was no monk and quite a few details about  Palin’s courtship and even her athletic prowess, Joe Biden’s aneurisms are no secret;  look at Cheney and Clinton, we all  know about their heart  problems. Certainly Wild Bill Clinton’s exploits before and during his White House known.  That’s why it’s so odd that not one lady has stepped up and said, “He was soooo shy…” or “What a great dancer…”

It’s virtually impossible to know anything about this fellow.   Who was the best man at his wedding?   Start there. Then check groomsmen.

Then get the footage of the graduation ceremony.   Has anyone talked to the professors?  It is odd that no one is bragging that they knew him or taught him or lived with him.

When did he meet Michele, and how?    Are there photos there? Every president gives to the public all their photos, etc. for their library, etc.    What has he released?    And who voted for him to be the most popular man in 2010?         Doesn’t this make you wonder?

Ever wonder why no one ever came forward from Obama’s past saying they knew him, attended school with him, was his friend, etc?? Not one person has ever come forward from his past.

It certainly is very, very strange…

This should be a cause for great concern.   To those who voted for him, you may have elected an unqualified, inexperienced shadow man.   Have you seen a movie named “The Manchurian Candidate”

As insignificant as each of us might be, someone with whom we went to school will remember our name or face; someone will remember we were the clown or the dork or the brain or the quiet one or the bully or something about  us.

George Stephanopoulos of ABC News said the same thing during the 2008 campaign.    He questions why no one has acknowledged the president was in their classroom or ate in the same cafeteria or made impromptu speeches on campus.  Stephanopoulos also was a classmate of Obama at Columbia — the class of 1984.  He says he never had a single class with  him.

He is such a great orator; why doesn’t anyone in Obama’s college class remember him? Why won’t he allow Columbia to release his records?

Nobody remembers Obama at Columbia University…

Looking for evidence of Obama’s past,    Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there… but none remembered him.

Wayne Allyn Root was, like Obama, a political science major at Columbia who also graduated in 1983.    In 2008, Root says of Obama, “I don’t know a single person at Columbia that knew him, and they all know me. I don’t have a classmate who ever knew Barack Obama at Columbia, ever.”

Nobody recalls him. Root adds that he was also, like Obama, Class of ’83 Political Science, and says, “You don’t get more exact or closer than that. Never met him in my life, don’t know anyone who ever met him.    At class reunion, our 20th reunion five years ago, who was asked to be the speaker of the class?   Me.  No one ever heard of Barack!

And five years ago, nobody even knew who he was. The guy who writes the  class notes, who’s kind of the, as we say in New York, ‘the macha’ who knows everybody, has yet  to find a person, a human who ever met  him.”

Obama’s photograph does not appear in the school’s yearbook  and Obama consistently declines requests to talk about his years at Columbia, provide school records, or provide the name of any former classmates or friends while at Columbia .

Some other interesting questions:

Why was Obama’s law license inactivated in 2002?   It is said there is no record of him ever taking the Bar exam.

Why was Michelle’s law license inactivated by court order?   We understand that was forced to avoid fraud charges.

It is circulating that   according to the U.S. Census, there is only one Barack Obama but 27 Social Security numbers and over 80 alias connected to him.

The Social Security number he uses now originated in Connecticut   where he is reported to have never lived.     And was originally registered to another man (Thomas Louis Wood) from Connecticut, who died in Hawaii while on vacation there. As we all know Social Security Numbers are only issued ‘once, they are not reused’  No wonder all his records are sealed…

Somewhere, someone has to know SOMETHING!?!… School? Before he reorganized Chicago?… SOMETHING!!!   He just seemed to burst upon the Scene at the 2004 Democratic Convention.  ANYONE??? ANYWHERE??? ANYTHING???

I think soon much is going to come to light about this highly unqualified person who has been president of the United States for 8 years.  Soon, we will know how badly we were all doped and duped by this imposter who has basically, with much help from his minions, brought the greatest nation in history to its knees in ruins.

That will be his legacy.  He totally destroyed the Integrity, Morals and Christian Heritage of our once great country. Who in the hell is he? Is America dumb or what? – from a US patriot

Alleged classmate of Obama says he is gay:

Mia Marie Pope: Obama Outted

 

 

 

 

Traffic police in SA adding greatly to their KPI’s*

South Australian Highway Patrol car

South Australian Highway Patrol car

CARR Title

 HOW SOUTH AUSTRALIA SCAMS MOTORISTS

Here’s a brief example of how the 25 kph “law” is working here in Adelaide.

 We have a road called Grand Junction Road. In one section between Hampstead Road and Main North Road, it has 3 lanes heading east and 3 lanes heading west. Median strip wide enough to park a semi-trailer on with trees and shrubs growing on it.

 A friend was heading west one afternoon after work in the far left lane. On the opposite side of the road, heading west in its far left lane was a car pulled over by police with flashing red and blues. Friend didn’t slow down – obviously the cop car was 4 lanes away and on the other side of a median strip while heading in the opposite direction.

 Friend was pulled over by an unmarked police car and fined for doing 60 kph in a 25 kph because of the cop car on the other side of the road. Was threatened with immediate licence suspension due to 35 kph over the speed limit.

 Here’s the kicker – it’s regular. The unmarked car sits in a small side street about 100 metres away from where cars are regularly stopped on the opposite side of the road! I’ve used this road daily every morning and afternoon at the same times. It’s almost as if cars are purposely pulled over in that particular spot to grab a double hit!

 But that’d be a silly conspiracy theory though – wouldn’t it? After all, the SAPOL motto is “Keeping SA Safe” 😉

How to talk to police when stopped on a road:

http://www.carr.org.au/don%27t-talk-to-police.htm

Comment below from  Ziggy Zapata, Webmaster, Campaign Against Road Ripoffs:

So this is how the South Australian Police entrap motorists for revenue in situations where there is absolutely no reason to book them. In this particular instance, the police car with the flashing lights was on the other side of a very wide 6-lane divided road, yet the ludicrous South Australian law mandated that motorists driving on the opposite side of the road, even so many lanes away and across the other side of a median strip, had to slow to 25 km/h when driving by.

And of course there was a police car hiding on the other side of the road that was far removed from the police car with the flashing lights and a cop was booking motorists who failed to crawl along at 25 km/h in that spot.

 Nobody would ever imagine that they would have to slow to 25 km/h on the other side of a very wide divided road, merely because a police car had its lights flashing, but it seems that this technique is perfect for luring motorists into forking out massive fines for no reason whatsoever.

*KPI: Key Performance Indicators that police officers have in their work contracts which require them to collect a certain amount of revenue in fines for them to progress their prospect of promotion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Bligh now Palaszczuk selling off your assets

Tim Nicholls Opposition Leader

Tim Nicholls Opposition Leader

The Opposition has compared the Palaszczuk Government to former premier Anna Bligh’s “failed” administration during a heated debate over asset sales.

Question time was dominated by asset sales, after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk last week announced the State Government would sell off publicly owned land to encourage urban renewal in cities across Queensland.

But Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls claimed the policy was a broken promise from Labor and he tried to draw the link between Ms Palaszczuk and Ms Bligh – who led the state between 2007 and 2012.

“Before 2009 election campaign Anna Bligh and Andrew Fraser deceived Queenslanders and promised not to sell state assets and then did so,” he said.
“Before the 2015 campaign, the Premier and Treasurer promised not to sell assets and are now planning on doing so.” “How is the Premier’s Government any different from the failed Bligh-Fraser Government?” Ms Bligh ruled out considering privatisations before the 2009 election and after Labor was re-elected the Government moved to sell Queensland Rail’s freight business – now called Aurizon after listing on the stock exchange – along with the state’s forestry assets, putting Queensland Motorways out on a long-term lease and offloading the Brisbane and Abbot Point ports.

Queenslanders registered their displeasure about selling state assets at the ballot box, with the Bligh Government decimated at the 2012 election – reduced to just seven MPs out of the 89-seat parliament.

But Ms Palaszczuk rejected the claim and pointed out that the former LNP Government took a $37 billion privatisation package to the last election.

“The person who is now the leader of the Opposition was the architect of the plan to sell off $37 billion worth of assets,” she said.

“We have heard rumours that they are talking about either a 50-year lease on our energy companies or our ports, or perhaps selling a 50 per cent stake in them.” Ms Palaszczuk defended the land sales policy because it would create jobs for Queenslanders by partnering with the private sector and local councils to deliver urban renewal projects.

But Mr Nicholls said Ms Palaszczuk had changed the rules about what constitutes a privatisation in a move to justify the land sales policy.

“The Premier has repeatedly tried to claim her Government would not sell assets, even attempting to change the definition to income-producing assets after the election,” he said.

A Government spokesman said Labor’s pre-election policy was to not sell “income-producing assets”.

Source: Courier Mail

The Government Knows a Third of the County’s Water Is Poisoned with a Deadly Toxin, but They Aren’t Doing Anything About It

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Sorry to yell, but HAVE YOU FILTERED YOUR WATER YET?!

If not, you really have to start.

It’s something we all take for granted because its just a basic part of our lives, but what you can’t see in your drinking water can hurt you. And the stories just keep coming out on a near-weekly basis about some new poison found in our water.

We’ve done multiple reports over the years on TDS about all of the nasty surprises lurking in the average American’s tap water, water they don’t just drink but cook with and bathe in.

Reports like this one about how salmon swimming around in estuaries in the northeast were found contaminated with 81 different pharmaceuticals and drugs. Like all of these articles about the poisonous water found in Flint, Michigan and other cities around the nation.

Your water is on drugs, lots and lots of drugs, and filled with all sorts of nasty chemicals that are harmful to human health even in tiny amounts.

Remember the movie Erin Brockovich?

Well apparently a new study just released has found that over 200 million Americans in cities across the nation in all 50 states are drinking, cooking, and bathing in water tainted with the chemical from that movie chromium-6.

Via Environmental Working Group:

A new EWG analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. Yet federal regulations are stalled by a chemical industry challenge that could mean no national regulation of a chemical state scientists in California and elsewhere say causes cancer when ingested at even extraordinarily low levels.

The key phrase is “even at extraordinarily low levels”.

One part per billion is the size of a single drop of water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. To give you an idea of just how carcinogenic chromium-6 is, scientists in California called for a safety standard of 0.02 parts per billion to be put into place.

It really doesn’t take much. California was one of the worst states, but it wasn’t alone by far:

The tests found chromium-6 in almost 90 percent of the water systems sampled. Oklahoma, Arizona and California had the highest average statewide levels and the greatest shares of detections above California’s public health goal. Among major cities, Phoenix had, by far, the highest average level, at almost 400 times the California health goal, and St. Louis and Houston also had comparatively high levels.

Right now as it stands, with standards for this dangerous carcinogen entirely too lax, based on the EPA’s data, EWG estimates some 12,000 people stand to get cancer if they continue drinking their tap water.

You can find the full breakdown of this new findings at the EWG here.

In the meantime, please look in to reverse osmosis water filtration, at least for the water you are drinking and cooking with. You have no idea what’s really in there…

(H/T: C. J. Albert)

Further Resources

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The Fluoride Deception

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Contributed by Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple.

French backpacker shouts “Ali ackabar” (God is great) as he stabs two backpackers at Home Hill in North Qld

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Police at the scene of a fatal stabbing at Home Hill in north Queensland.

From ABC and Cairns News

More than 30 people witnessed a double-stabbing at a north Queensland backpackers hostel which left one woman dead and another fighting for his life in hospital, police say.

Police were called to Shelley’s Backpackers in Home Hill, south of Townsville, after receiving reports of a knife attack at about 11:15pm on Tuesday.

They arrived to find a woman, a British national, dead, and a man, a 30-year-old British national, with serious knife wounds.

He was taken to Townsville Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Another man, a 29-year-old French national, has been taken into police custody. Witnesses reported the French assailant screamed “Ali ackabar” as he stabbed the two innocent backpackers.

He received an injury to one of his arms.

Detective Superintendent Ray Rohweder told a press conference more than 30 people witnessed the incident.

“As we understand it at the moment, the French gentleman, the person who’s helping us, has attacked the two British nationals,” Det Supt Rohweder said.

“We don’t have any motive at this stage. We’re taking a number of statements in relation to what exactly was said on the evening.”

Dep Supt Rohweder said the first responding officers were confronted by a terrible scene.

“But both officers in my book acted tremendously and ensured the safety of other persons at the venue,” he said.

Police have taken possession of a knife believed to be the weapon used in the attack.

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