Israel Folau’s legal fundraiser reborn after Australian Christian Lobby launches new legal appeal

Israel Folau’s legal fundraiser reborn after Australian Christian Lobby launches new legal appeal, by Deborah Cornwall.

The Australian Christian Lobby has launched a new fundraising website for Israel Folau after GoFundMe banned the Christian rugby star using the crowdfunding platform to fund his legal battle with Rugby Australia.

Folau launched his GoFundMe appeal for $3 million on Friday and had raised more than $750,000 within four days. But the fundraising platform pulled the campaign because it violated their terms of service and announced it would refund all donations. …

Unacceptable

GoFundMe discriminates against Christians. How trendy!

Despite dumping Folau’s efforts­, a GoFundMe campaign in Britain titled “Israel Folau’s intolerance will not be tolerated’’ was still running and had raised about £8500 ($15,600) last night.

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young used GoFundMe to raise money for legal costs in her def­am­ation battle against then senat­or David Leyonhjelm after he told her to “stop shagging men”. …

GoFundMe pages yesterday were raising funds for myriad­ ­activities, including allowing a man to migrate to Australia to be with his male partner and gender reassignment surgeries including for a 38-year-old nursing assistant­ who was attempting to raise $17,000 for vocal feminis­ation surgery, cheek implants and a lip lift. …

GoFundMe pages yesterday were raising funds for myriad­ ­activities, including allowing a man to migrate to Australia to be with his male partner and gender reassignment surgeries including for a 38-year-old nursing assistant­ who was attempting to raise $17,000 for vocal feminis­ation surgery, cheek implants and a lip lift. …

Other attacks on Israel:

A spokesman for Folau … said Folau’s personal website had already been the target of a sustained cyber attack, forcing the website to be shut down on Friday for 12 hours. His wife, Maria, had also been “vilified” for supporting her husband.

Logically, if Israel Folau can be banished for quoting the bible, then the bible can also be banished. And Christians.

“Odd” that Islam and the Koran is defended from criticism by lefties. Here are some fundamentalist Muslims throwing a gay man to his death of a roof a couple of years ago:

UPDATE:

A second fundraising campaign for Israel Folau has already amassed more than $650,000 in donations, less than 24 hours after it was launched by the Australian Christian Lobby. …

By 11.30am, $550,000 had been donated via the link on the ACL site — with the group also promising to tip in $100,000 of their own money.

UPDATE: Maria Folau cleared of breach amid pressure from ANZ, by Eric George.

Netball New Zealand has said that Silver Fern Maria Folau has not breached any of the team’s policies, after one of the team’s major sponsors raised concerns about her support for husband Israel Folau’s crowd-funding campaign.

A spokesman for ANZ, which sponsors both the Silver Ferns and New Zealand’s netball league, told stuff.co.nz that the bank does not support “the views of Silver Fern Maria Folau”. The spokesman added that these concerns have been expressed to Netball NZ, and that the company will continue to support the sport.

Maria Folau reposting Israel’s GoFundMe page doesn’t breach netball rules, by Eric George.

Former Diamonds captain Liz Ellis has labelled Netball South Australia’s response to Maria Folau’s support of her husband’s crowdfunding campaign “not good enough” in a tweet that quickly went viral.

“There is no room for homophobia in our game. Anyone who is seen to support or endorse homophobia is not welcome. As much as I love watching Maria Folau play netball I do not want my sport endorsing the views of her husband,” Ellis said.

Competitive virtue signalling leftists versus one of the two  strongest religions in the world. Should be interesting. Leftist Comrade Stalin thought he was onto a winner at one stage, sneering “How may divisions does the Pope have?”. How did that work out?

Looking forward to the mandated PC version of the bible, and burning the old bibles. Hey, just like in China, comrades!

Australian Conservatives Fold, Senator Cory Bernardi rules out rejoining Liberal Party

Australian Conservatives Fold, Senator Cory Bernardi rules out rejoining Liberal Party. By Richard Ferguson.

Independent senator Cory Bernardi has ruled out rejoining the Liberal Party after wrapping up his failed Australian Conservatives venture.

Cory Bernadi

Conservative Coalition MPs were open to Senator Bernardi returning to the party he abandoned in 2017 in protest of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership, but the South Australian said last night that any attempt to return to the government fold would cause “new bad blood.” …

Last week, Senator Bernardi did not rule out leaving politics altogether before his term expires in 2022. If he were to retire, he would be replaced by a Liberal because he was elected number one of their South Australian ticket in 2016.

Despite the open-mindedness of some Liberals to a return, senior government sources told The Australian last week that Senator Bernardi’s decades-long feud with Adelaide Liberals like former defence minister Christopher Pyne would make any reconciliation very difficult.

Starved of media attention, the Australian Conservatives died. Well done, ABC.

Black US College Professor: ‘Seeing poor white people makes me happy’

Black US College Professor: ‘Seeing poor white people makes me happy’. By the College Fix staff.

A professor of literature at SUNY Old Westbury says it makes him happy when he sees poor white people on the street begging for food or money.

Nicholas Powers writes in Race Baitr (the article has since been deleted, apparently) that “white people begging us for food feels like justice. It feels like Afro-Futurism after America falls. It feels like a Black Nationalist wet dream. It has the feels I rarely feel, a hunger for historical vengeance satisfied so well I rub my belly.”

Glenn Reynolds:

They told me if trump were president, open racism would be the order of the day. And they were right!

Diversity is good, because…? Shutup, they explained.

Has Multiculturalism Destroyed the West?

Has Multiculturalism Destroyed the West? By the Z-Blog.

America is now a land that bans books and subjects dissenters to internal banishment. The titans of industry are studying China for ways to suppress internal dissent. Despite these efforts to anathematize identity politics, white people throughout the West are embracing identity politics. …

The West had reached an endpoint after the Cold War. It was not the end of a great ideological battle, but the end point of the great multicultural project launched by the Frankfurt School following World War II. The West, particularly America, had become fully actualized as multicultural societies. They no longer possessed a core identity, based in biology, which informed their politics or restrained their politicians. It was just one big open marketplace.

London, 2019

The trouble is, you cannot have a nation without a sovereign identity and there can be no sovereign identity without a nation. This is the core insight of multiculturalism, which was never intended to strengthen the West but to destroy it. To have a multicultural society is to have no culture at all. Once the people’s sense of who they are is destroyed, the nation must follow with it. That is exactly what we see in the West as political classes struggle to perform their basic duties. …

The Frenchman is French, because his ancestors were French, not because the map maker said he was born in France. The nation is the manifestation of this reality.

The Federal Reserve is about to create a lot more zombies

The Federal Reserve is about to create a lot more zombies, by Brett Arends.

Western economists used to say that zero percent [official interest] rates were a weird and unique thing you only saw in Japan — like people eating raw puffer fish and hoping not to die. It would never catch on over here, they said.

But they already have. Today European rates are even lower than those in Japan.

When U.S. rates first collapsed in 2011-2012, we were assured it was a freak one-off event and was never going to happen again. …

But the Bank for International Settlements — the central banks’ central banks — says there is something to worry about, and it’s the reason that economic growth, inflation and interest rates can’t get off the ground: zombies.

No, I’m not making this up.

The BIS says there are way too many zombies around, and they’re killing the economy, and it’s all the fault of low interest rates.

We’re talking “corporate zombies,” of course.

The BIS found that, ever since the 1980s, falling interest rates have made it easier and easier for bad companies with lousy management and terrible products and dismal prospects to stay in business long after they should have gone the way of all flesh.

These “zombie” companies can stay alive — or whatever the correct term is for zombies — if they can just keep borrowing. Bankers call this “extend and pretend” (as in, “extend the term of the loan, and pretend it’s ever going to be repaid.”)

And when money gets cheaper, that’s great for zombies. Lower interest rates are correlated with rising numbers of zombie companies, the BIS found.

And there are a lot of zombies around. The BIS reckons no fewer than 12% of the non-financial companies on major developed stock markets could be “zombie” companies, at least by a loose definition.

This is an epidemic. In the early 1990s, the figure was about 2%.

When the government interferes with the market by artificially setting interest rates, the economy becomes more inefficient and, perhaps except for the direct beneficiaries of the aid, we all end up poorer.

Didn’t government price controls die with the Soviet Union? No, here in the west bureaucrats have been setting interest rates since WWI.

Since the final part of the switch to government money in 1971, the finance industry makes great profits and the economy stagnates under ever growing piles of debt. And the media is almost totally silent, so no one talks about it.

Whistleblower: Here’s How Google Functions As A ‘Highly Biased Political Machine’

Whistleblower: Here’s How Google Functions As A ‘Highly Biased Political Machine’, by James Barrett.

On Monday, Project Veritas released a video report featuring testimony from a Google whistleblower, along with leaked documents and undercover footage, that suggests that the most influential search engine in the world is actively promoting an agenda when it comes to news and politically and ideologically charged information. Google, says the insider, is a “highly biased political machine.”

Google’s algorithm favors PC fantasies over reality:

During an interview with a Google insider — whose identity is kept anonymous throughout the video — Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe walks through leaked internal documents appearing to show how the search engine manipulates what information users see based on its “fair and equitable” priorities, which at times filters out or deemphasizes factual information that its creators deem “unfair” (video below).

A leaked “confidential” document on “algorithmic unfairness” provides an example of what the company’s policies and programs are attempting to reduce: “For example, imagine that a Google image query for ‘CEOs’ shows predominately men … Even if it were a factually accurate representation of the world, it would be algorithmic unfairness.” …

O’Keefe demonstrates the “fairness” at work through Google’s automated searches. When he types “men can,” the search engine fills in “have babies” and “get pregnant” and “have periods” among its top possible search results (The Daily Wire found the same results). A search for “women can” brings up “vote” and “do anything” among its top results. The insider explains that this is not because people are actually searching for this; instead, it’s a deliberate result of an ideological agenda. …

It’s deliberate:

Asked by O’Keefe if Google has an agenda and makes editorial decisions, the insider says, “Yes,” pointing to a leaked internal flow chart — specifically one section labeled “G-Tech: Manual, Policies, Editorial Guidelines” — that he says shows that the company is “applying their editorial agenda” in determining what information reaches users.

BLACKLIST: MSM Ignores Project Veritas Bombshell Google Exposé, by Jamie White.

CNN, WaPo, CNBC, HuffPost, The New York Times, Vox, Vice, Newsweek, Politico, and even The Daily Beast haven’t written a single piece on the devastating evidence presented by a Google whistleblower and undercover footage of a Google executive discussing how to algorithmically manipulate the 2020 presidential election.

The media still remained silent even after a member of Congress, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), addressed the bombshell Google exposé on Twitter.

“Google should not be deciding whether content is important or trivial and they most assuredly should not be meddling in our election process. They need their immunity stripped,” he wrote. …

Imagine if it was revealed that a “right-wing” tech company was trying to meddle in the 2020 election.

MSM: Google meddling good, Russian meddling bad (though until 1990 it too was good, and still is when it comes to environmental warfare against western industry).

Google has been suppressing climate skeptics and my wife’s website since 2010 — we noticed a sudden drop in rankings about then, and found that Google puts moribund alarmist sites ahead of highly trafficked skeptics sites in its search results.

Trump Says New Sanctions on Iran to Start Monday, Dials Back Rhetoric avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Trump Says New Sanctions on Iran to Start Monday, Dials Back Rhetoric  by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff.

Between the first Democrat debates and the potential for Iranian fireworks, this will be one of the more interesting weeks of 2019.

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran, but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the downing of an unmanned US drone this week by the Islamic Republic.

Candidate Donald Trump ran on “no wars” and “secure the borders”. He’s walking a tight line between the deep state which see military action as potential dollar signs and his political base which wants nothing to do with foreign fights. Iran certainly knows this, but its hubris could also be its undoing.

Trump offered an olive branch, the proverbial carrot and stick:

He (President Trump) later wrote on Twitter from Camp David: “We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday. I look forward to the day that Sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again.”

Despite Iranian bluster and defiance, the US made a strong but none too subtle point when last week in response to the bringing down of a US drone it unleashed a cyber attack against the Iranian regime.

On Thursday, the Pentagon launched a long-planned cyber attack in retaliation for the oil tanker incidents, Yahoo News reported, citing former intelligence officials. The cyber strike disabled Iranian rocket launch systems, The Washington Post said on Saturday.

Despite the clear escalation by the Iranian regime, President Trump has both showed he can offer an open hand while at the same time show strength.  Anyone who has studied the Iranian theocracy clearly knows that strength is all they understand.  Without standing up to the Mullahs, regional conflict would be just around the corner.

 

GoFundMe pulls down Israel Folau’s fundraising page

GoFundMe pulls down Israel Folau’s fundraising page, by Jessica Cortis.

Israel Folau’s GoFundMe page has been shut down.

The fundraising platform has pulled Folau’s page, claiming that the former Wallaby’s campaign violated its terms of service.

In a statement, GoFundMe said they would be issuing a full refund to all donors, after Folau raised in excess of $700,000. …

“As a company, we are absolutely committed to the fight for equality for LGBTIQ+ people and fostering an environment of inclusivity. While we welcome GoFundMes engaging in diverse civil debate, we do not tolerate the promotion of discrimination or exclusion.

Except against people who aren’t ideologically aligned or politically useful 🙂 Another example of “we support free speech but…”.

A reader exclaims:

What complete hypocrisy! They’re discriminating and excluding Folau on the basis of his religious beliefs.

If a Muslim had said what Folau said, there’d be a lot of bending-over-backwards and accommodation going on. But Folau is Christian and thus a member of one of the PC Left’s target for destruction.

 

Democrats: Biden Is ‘Unchanging,’ ‘Disaster Waiting to Happen’

Democrats: Biden Is ‘Unchanging,’ ‘Disaster Waiting to Happen  by Katherine Rodriguez (Breitbart.com)

Former Senator Mike Gravel (Alaska) at age 89 is also going after Joe Biden for not being “progressive” enough.

The former Alaska senator also called the former vice president “a disaster” and voiced his desire for a “serious progressive” to take the White House in 2020.

Know Trump hater and far left Congressman Bobby Rush also voiced his contempt for Biden.

Other Democrats off the campaign trail, including Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) member Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), called Biden “woefully ignorant of the black American experience.”

We see yet again, the Left doing what the Left does best – “eat its own”.

With the Democrat Debates happening this week, it will be very interesting to see how or even IF Joe Biden can handle the heat the way a Donald Trump did.  Somehow, I think his skin is thinner and his energy might not be up to the task.

 

Three Years Ago We Voted Brexit. Here’s the Real Reason We Haven’t Yet Got It.

Three Years Ago We Voted Brexit. Here’s the Real Reason We Haven’t Yet Got It. By James Delingpole from the UK.

Britain in 2019 is a Third World country. It’s a Banana Republic. It’s a corrupt oligarchy. It’s Albania. It’s Russia. It’s Burkina Faso. It’s Venezuela. It’s all those countries in the world that we used to point at smugly congratulating ourselves that we’re not like them because Magna Carta, because English common law, because international transparency index, because the Queen — but which we can’t any more because we are like them.

Not exactly like them, obviously. No, what we’ve done is adopted many of their worst vices — the venality, the lack of democratic accountability, the utter disregard for ordinary people, the financial corruption, and so on — but then dressed them up in a pinstripe suit and a bowler hat and a furled umbrella from Swaine Adeney Brigg in the pretence that everything is still OK.

But everything is not OK.

The Establishment in this country is as scheming and sinister and mendacious and self-serving and hateful and contemptuous and intransigent as the Establishments in all the more obviously corrupt and evil and dangerous countries in the world to which we used to feel superior. It’s just much better at masking its vileness.

If China, Iran, or the Congo did the same thing:

Just as a brief thought experiment, ask yourself how we’d view it if China had given its people a referendum and then executed a complete reverse ferret when the people gave the wrong result. Or if Iran had behaved similarly badly. Or the Democratic Republic of Congo.

We’d all condemn it (presuming that we’d been made aware of it) as just the kind of dodgy behaviour you’d expect from Communist dictatorships/Islamic republics/African sweatboxes. We’d be disgusted; appalled; aghast that the regime in question could get away with such crimes against democracy.

Yet somehow, mystifyingly, bizarrely, when our own government does it gets pretty much a free pass from our mainstream media, which for decades we’ve told ourselves is robust and fearless but which is in fact so compliant in might just as well be Soviet-era Pravda or Radio Pyongyang.

Other, less subtle countries might have nixed their own versions of Brexit with say, death squads, or disappearances in the night, or massive bribes to influential figures or tanks mowing down a few dozen student protestors. But that’s not the British way.

No, when the Remainer Establishment — our Deep State — wanted to kill Brexit, all it had to do was come up with that weasel excuse “Well you see, the thing is, it’s much, much more complicated than you think. And that’s why we can’t give you Brexit. Because procedural complexity and ‘the numbers’ and stuff you proles are simply too, erm, unsophisticated to understand…”

And our tame media, to a greater or lesser degree, and a good many parliamentarians and commentators who really should have known better, accepted this line on our behalf.

But we 17.4 million Brexiteers — and also, quite a few of those 16.1 million Remainers who have since changed sides having noticed just how appalling the EU and its supporters have been behaving these last three years — haven’t bought this fancy-pants slime ball nonsense.

The Suicide of France

The Suicide of France, by Giulio Meotti. Canary in a coal mine?

Switch or upheaval, the days of France as we knew it are numbered: the society has lost its cultural center of gravity: the old way of life is fading and close to “extinction”.

“Frenchness” is disappearing and being replaced by a kind balkanization of enclaves not communicating with one another. For the country most affected by Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism, this is not a good recipe.

The French switch is also becoming geographical. France now appears split between “ghettos for the rich” and “ghettos for the poor”, according to an analysis of the electoral map by France’s largest newspaper, Le Monde. …

A kind of abyss now separates peripheral France — small towns, suburbs and rural areas — from the globalized metropolis of the “bourgeois Bohemians”, or “bobos”. The more the French élites with their disposable incomes and cultural leisure cloister themselves in their enclaves, the less likely it is that they will understand the everyday impact of failed mass immigration and multiculturalism.

A recent European poll reflected these “two Frances that do not cross or speak to each other”. …

The globalized, “bobo-ized [bourgeois Bohemian] upper classes”, according to one of France’s most respected authors. Christophe Guilluy, are filling the “new citadels” — as in Medieval France — and are voting en masse for Macron. They have developed “a single way of talking and thinking… that allows the dominant classes to substitute for the reality of a nation subject to severe stress and strain the fable of a kind and welcoming society”. Guilluy has been criticized by some French media for addressing this reality.

The whole West is trending in this direction. Is that what we want? What policies would need to change to prevent it? Bueller?

Leftists Targets Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s Home In D.C. Poster Campaign

Leftists Targets Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s Home In D.C. Poster Campaign. By Ian Miles Cheong.

AntiFa activists in Washington D.C. have put up posters with the home address of Tucker Carlson’s family….

The posters feature Carlson’s face blocked out by the AntiFa three-arrow symbol, his home address, the words “Block the Alt-Right,” and a description of Carlson as an “Influencer,” which reads: “Racist with a huge following and platform, uses it to promote racist dogwhistles.” …

In November 2018, a mob of AntiFa activists associated with Smash Racism DC, rallied outside his D.C. residence. They chanted the words “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night!” Much like All Out DC, the organization posted his address on Twitter, and ordered him to leave town.

The left clearly views non-left media figures as political figures. So left media figures are too. In Australia, I’d nominate Tony Jones as a major left influencer.