Pauline Hanson demands immigration ban after backpacker killing

Pauline Hanson demands immigration ban after backpacker killing, by AAP.

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson used the tragedy to reissue calls for a moratorium on Muslim immigration.

“I’m not going to be silenced on yet another attack involving Islamic extremism — especially one occurring in the state I am representing in the Senate,” she said.

Nationals MP George Christensen and independent Bob Katter have also called for a ban on Middle Eastern and North African migrants.

Bob Katter: ban Muslim Middle East, North Africa immigration, by Jared Owens.

Independent MP Bob Katter, the grandson of a [Christian] Lebanese migrant, has urged the Coalition government to impose a ban on Muslim immigration from the Middle East and North Africa.

Mr Katter said Middle Eastern migrants’ reliance on welfare benefits would drive Australia “bankrupt” while increasing the threat of terrorist attacks.

“The time has come now to stop people from those countries coming to Australia. And if that is an extremist position, is it an extremist position for Saudi Arabia and Dubai; they won’t let any of those people in,” Mr Katter told Sky News last night.

Mr Katter said the policy would not extend to persecuted Jews, Sikhs and Christians, and should not affect Islamic populations outside the Middle East, such as Indonesia, he said.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Are Nonstop Muslim Atrocities the ‘New Norm’? Be wary of desensitization.

Are Nonstop Muslim Atrocities the ‘New Norm’? Be wary of desensitization. By Raymond Ibrahim.

As hardly a few days pass without some Islamic terror attack in the West — recently and as of this writing an “Allahu Akbar” shouting Muslim man stabbed a Jew in France and an “Allahu Akbar” screaming Muslim woman ran over two policemen in Canada — the West risks becoming desensitized to and seeing Islamic violence as “just another part of life.” …

The French Prime Minister recently declared that “Times have changed and we should learn to live with terrorism.”

Actually, the main thing to change with time in France is its demography.  The largest Muslim population of Europe resides there and, in accordance’s with Islam’s Rule of Numbers, is the real reason why France “should learn to live with terrorism.” …

Systematic desensitization is occurring. After each outrage our western leaders deliver yet another perfunctory speech containing all the usual words, condolences, and platitudes.

Western people had better wise up: in the field of behavioral psychology, “systematic desensitization” is a well-known and effective form of graduated exposure therapy used “to help effectively overcome phobias and other anxiety disorders.” …

There is a solution.

[A] much better way exists.  Acknowledge the truth—Islam is inherently violent and intolerant—and build policies on this truth.  A ban on or serious vetting of Muslim immigration — which a majority of Americans support — and close monitoring of already existing mosques and Islamic centers would virtually eliminate Islamic terror from America.

For the fact remains: unlike natural disasters — earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and the like — we actually do not need to live with Islam.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Australia’s Public Services: Employment and wages surge at expense of private sector jobs since Howard Government

Australia’s Public Services: Employment and wages surge at expense of private sector jobs since Howard Government, by Paul Cleary and Sid Maher.

An analysis of jobs data by The Weekend Australian shows that the rapid expansion in public-­sector employment and wages comes as workers in the private sector face increased job insecurity and record-low salary rises.

Tony Shepherd, the chairman of the National Commission of Audit for the Abbott government, said …, “A lot of that growth is in healthcare, the aged-care sector, and a lot of that is taxpayer funded. It’s recycling taxes. We are borrowing money to fund this. To cover increased and increasing expenditure, we are going further into debt.”

Since March 2008 … hours worked in non-market ­industries have grown by 24 per cent, ­compared with 4 per cent for the market sector. …

Wages paid to public-sector employees working in public ­administration and safety rose by 30 per cent to $45bn in the seven years to June 2015, even though the number of workers in this category was unchanged at 580,000.

According to one of Labor economic spokespersons, Andrew Leigh, the Liberals have been correcting the problem with the number of Australian federal public servants:

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Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’

Charity watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’, by Isabel Vincent.

The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month.

The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.

The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.

Vice President Biden swears in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Joining Secretary Clinton is her husband, former President Bill Clinton, their daughter Chelsea Clinton, and Secretary Clinton's mother Dorothy Rodham.

Vice President Biden swears in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Joining Secretary Clinton is her husband, former President Bill Clinton, their daughter Chelsea Clinton, and Secretary Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham. 2009.

Wow, how cool. Must be nice to accept money tax-free and give it to friends and family. Can anyone do that?

And to be given so much money by people wanting to meet with you!

Great Barrier Reef: new study shows 5% bleached, not 93% as the Sydney Morning Herald said

Great Barrier Reef: new study shows 5% bleached, not 93% as the Sydney Morning Herald said, by Joanne Nova.

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A government funded group finds some bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef, and repackages the stats to come up with the apocalyptic statistic that only 7% of the reef is not bleached!  The SMH reported that as “93% of the corals” are damaged.

The reef is 2,000 kilometers long. Did anyone really think about these headlines?

Then in a development that “no one” could see coming, local tourism is damaged, potentially costing a lot of jobs. … This inspires local dive operators (who possibly know what the reef looks like) to pay for a two week expedition to survey 28 sites.

They find about 5% damage and describe the difference [with what the Sydney Morning Herald reported] as phenomenal. Indeed, they say the reef is pretty much just like it was 20 years ago when they last did a survey.

Why does anyone still believe anything the media says about global warming? Or several other topics…

Hillary’s strategy is to run out the clock

Hillary’s strategy is to run out the clock, by Austin Bay.

Run out the clock. 75 days left in the campaign so the clock’s running. Trump needs to pound away on her corruption and sleaze. If she’s running out the clock (in the basketball sense) I guess that means he needs to run a full court press. But he doesn’t have the press, does he? I don’t think the AP report has cracked Hillary’s Media Privilege. Media Privilege is why Team Hillary thinks it can ride out the scandals by opening pickle jars and cackling.

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Commenter DrDean:

Hillary is just leaving it to the Republicans to finish beating themselves with a big assist from the media. The Republicans are doing a fantastic job of committing suicide by destroying Trump’s chances.

Commneter rjarango:

Seems to me that’s not a bad strategy for Clinton — privately raise money, issue tweets, and let the media do the heavy lifting.

It’s Trump versus the media, with Clinton almost a bystander.

Australian Treasurer: New divide ­between “the taxed and the taxed-nots”

Australian Treasurer: New divide ­between “the taxed and the taxed-nots”, by David Crowe.

Australians face a new divide ­between “the taxed and the taxed-nots” as a generation grows up on welfare without paying tax, Scott Morrison will declare today in a dire warning about the action needed to prevent deeper deficits and an economic crisis. …

“Deficits are dismissed as ­temporary, cyclic and self-correcting. If it means services are maintained, then deficits are OK — just increase the taxes or ­increase the debt.”

The speech cites Paul Keating’s 1986 warning of a “banana republic” to hammer the message that more must be done to generate growth in order to avoid an economic shock for younger Australians who have never experienced a recession.

The call to action on spending restraint echoes Mr Morrison’s predecessor, Joe Hockey, who ­infuriated Labor and the Greens by contrasting the “lifters and leaners” in society and calling for an end to the “age of entitlement” in the welfare system. …

Half of Australians receive more from the public purse than they contribute, and that fraction is growing fast.

The share of households considered net taxpayers — those whose income tax payments outweigh what they receive in social security — is tipped to fall below 50 per cent in the near future.

According to the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, this share has already fallen from 56 per cent to 51 per cent over the past decade, which means almost half of all households receive more from the government in welfare payments than they give up in income tax. …

There have been changes in circumstance and attitudes:

“A generation has grown up not ever having known a ­recession, of seeing unemployment rates at more than 10 per cent, with one million Australians out of work or mortgage rates at 18 per cent or where inflation is ­actually a problem, rather than an aspiration,” Mr Morrison will say, ­according to a draft of his remarks.

“In addition, a generation has grown up in an environment where receiving payments from the government is not seen as the reserve of the disadvantaged, but a common and expected component of their income over their entire life cycle, and not inconsistent with self-reliance.

British backpacker slain in ‘Allahu Akbar’ attack near Townsville

British backpacker slain in ‘Allahu Akbar’ attack near Townsville, by Mark Schliebs.

The French man in custody over the stabbing death of a British backpacker at a north Queensland hostel had told friends that he had developed a crush on the woman in the days before Tuesday night’s knife attack on her and two men.

At least we get the name of “the Frenchman” now: Smail Ayad. Yesterday it was still being omitted from news “reports.”

A friend of Smail Ayad, who has not been charged over the death of Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, said the 29-year-old called him on Sunday and told him about his interest in the British woman. …

Meanwhile, friends of British backpacker Tom Jackson, who was stabbed more than 20 times as he tried in vain to save Ms Ayliffe-Chung are praying he recovers.

Up to 30 terrified witnesses at the Shelley’s Home Hill hostel 100km south of Townsville watched as Mr Ayad, 29, who had been singing the French ­national ­anthem, burst in crying “God is great” in Arabic. …

Queensland Police Minister Bill Byrne described the stabbing attack as “tragic and disturbing” but sought to distance the incident from extremism. Despite police being unable to rule out radical links to the murder, Mr Byrne said the attacks were not “about race or religion”.

No direct links to ISIS, but that’s not the point. Robert Spencer, going just on yesterday’s news:

No, he wasn’t [acting alone]. Even if he was alone in this attack, he is part of the global jihad force. But since authorities refuse to believe that there is such a thing, they delude themselves with minutiae. He was acting alone. He wasn’t part of a group. As if there were no other Muslims like him. …

Yes, his motive is entirely unclear. As long as authorities continue to treat these jihad attacks as separate criminal acts with no necessary relationship to one another, instead of as incidents in a long war, we will continue to lose.

A political ideology of Muslim superiority enabled him to take out his frustration on non-Muslims in the currently approved manner … with a knife attack. Too great a coincidence to overlook.

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The attacker: Smail Ayad

UPDATE: Delusional obsession allegedly behind frenzied stabbing by French backpacker, by Chris McMahon.

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The victim who died: Mia Ayliffe-Chung (from her Facebook page)

Smail Ayad, 29, had fawned over Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, for several days, telling other backpackers at the Home Hill hostel the pair were deeply in love and married. …

Up to 30 backpackers witnessed the frenzied attack and tried desperately to intervene, although the Bulletin understands Ayad, a kickboxing champion who has trained in Thailand, allegedly made threats against them and stabbed a hostel employee in the leg. …

Yesterday afternoon as police transferred Ayad from hospital to the watchhouse, he allegedly bashed two police officers, after they had to pull over on Woolcock St as he was lashing out in the back of the police paddy wagon. Both officers were hospitalised. …

Police were forced to use capsicum spray on Ayad to subdue him and the Bulletin understands it took seven officers to get Ayad into a padded cell, as he continued to scream “Allahu Akbar”. …

Nigel Farage at Trump Rally: Anything Is Possible If Enough Decent People Fight the Establishment

Nigel Farage at Trump Rally: Anything Is Possible If Enough Decent People Fight the Establishment, by Ian Schwartz.

Former leader of the UK Independent Party Nigel Farage, credited for Brexit, addressed the audience at a Trump campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday night.

“You can beat the pollsters, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington,” Farage said to cheers. “If you want change, you better get your walking boots on.”

“Anything is possible if enough decent people want to fight the establishment,” Farage said.

Farage also took a shot at President Barack Obama for campaigning against Brexit.

Farage’s speech above is pretty good. Recommended if you have five minutes.

The fight between the globalist elites and the Western native populations is increasingly global. Trump and Farage campaigning together.

UPDATE: If you’re not over the target you don’t get no flak. The Huffington Post (very PC) goes nuts in Australia:

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And the US:

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Here comes AUXIT: Austrian election hinges on Brussels – with Eurosceptics SURGING ahead

Here comes AUXIT: Austrian election hinges on Brussels – with Eurosceptics surging ahead, by Joey Millar.

Former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen is running as an independent against Norbert Hofer, the candidate for the Freedom Party (FPO) – a Eurosceptic, anti-immigrant party. …

While Mr Van der Bellen won the first run-off, the FPO successfully appealed the decision following accusations of voters fraud. …

With just weeks to go, the FPO are leading Mr Van der Bellen in the presidential polls. More importantly, the party are also polling first ahead of a parliamentary election to be held by 2018.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Belgium: Muslim woman with machete wounds three, police say she was mentally ill

Belgium: Muslim woman with machete wounds three, police say she was mentally ill, by Robert Spencer. The epidemic of violent attacks by the “mentally ill” continues.

“Detectives do not believe this was a terrorist incident”. Of course not, it was a Muslim stabbing random people with a knife. What could that possibly have to do with terrorism?

hat-tip Stephen Neil

The Collapse of Rome: Washington’s $6.5 trillion Black Hole

The Collapse of Rome: Washington’s $6.5 trillion Black Hole, by F. William Engdahl.

Students of history will find eerie but quite predictable parallels between the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 4th Century AD and the collapse of America’s global hegemony today. Not only has the choice of political so-called leaders become the near-exclusive province of big money patriarchs and their corporate interests. The choice of politicians voters are offered is worse than abysmal….

The US military “lost” $6.5 trillion…unaccounted for, built up over a couple of decades (the current US defense budget is about $700 billion annually).

[A] report has emerged that there is a staggering $6.5 trillion of US taxpayer dollars that cannot be properly accounted for by standard good accounting methods. That’s trillion, not million, not billion, but trillion.

The corruption is reported by in-house auditors:

This is no minor book-keeping bureaucratic snafu. It exposes the rampant corruption at the heart of the world’s largest military Leviathan, the Pentagon. The Pentagon report goes on to declare, “In addition, DFAS Indianapolis did not document or support why the Defense Departmental Reporting System-Budgetary, a budgetary reporting system, removed at least 16,513 of 1.3 million records during third quarter FY2015…the data used to prepare the FY2015 AGF third quarter and year-end financial statements were unreliable and lacked an adequate audit trail.”

Translated into plain English, the US Army … destroyed accounting documents, did not provide an audit trail for accountability of funds allocated by Congress, and made apparently arbitrary, unverifiable accounting year-end adjustments that made it look like the books balanced, adjustments of $6.5 trillion worth. In other words they not only cooked the books, they Dixie-fried them…

The US Fed and the Pentagon have never have submitted to an independent audit. They are the only two parts of the US governmental and corporate structure so exempt.

The day before September 11, 2001 then US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld announced, “According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.” The story vanished the next day in the panic of 911 events.

The corruption, falsification, probable fraud and embezzlement is so huge and so endemic that it will destroy any effort at transparency, buried under the cover of bureaucratic ineptitude.

This is yet another sign of the bureaucratic bloat and ineptitude of our elite:

It’s symptomatic of the rot of Washington and a nation that only a few decades ago held a tradition of honesty and integrity in public service.

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Something like that has happened before:

It recalls the final days of the Roman Empire which collapsed during the Fourth Century AD not from foreign invasion, but from internal moral rot and corruption.

The roots of the decline and ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire, in its day also the world’s sole superpower, lay in the political decision by a ruling aristocracy, more accurately, an oligarchy of wealth, boring old patriarchs of that day, to extend the bounds of empire through wars of conquest and plunder of foreign lands. They did so to feed their private wealth and personal power, not to the greater good of the state.

The economic model of the Empire of Rome was based on the plunder of conquered territories. As the empire expanded, it installed remote military garrisons to maintain control and increasingly relied on foreign mercenaries to man those garrisons.

In the process of military expansionism the peasantry, the heart of the empire, became impoverished. Small farmers were bankrupted and forced to flee to Rome to attempt a living as proletarians, wage laborers. They had no voting rights or other citizen rights. In the eyes of the rich, they were simply the ‘mob’ that could be bought, manipulated, and directed to attack an opponent; they were the ‘demos,’ the masses, the public. Roman ‘democracy’ was all about mass manipulation in the service of empire.

The once independent farmers were forced to leave their farms, often for years, to fight foreign wars of conquest. The south of Italy was devastated as one result. Those with money were able to buy land as the only stable investment, becoming huge latifundistas or landowners. That led to the concentration of land in a few hands, and the land in turn was worked by slaves captured in wars of conquest. Small farmer-held farms were gradually replaced by those huge latifundia, bought for booty, and the gap between the rich and the poor increased. When the two brothers Gracchus tried in the second century AD to ease the growing gap between rich and the rest by introducing agriculture reforms that limited the powers of the wealthy Senators, they were assassinated by the men of wealth. …

Read it all for the parallels with the US today.

The revelation of a $6.5 trillion Army bookkeeping disaster is but a symptom. A Presidential race pitting Democrat Hillary Clinton against Republican Donald Trump is but a symptom. A nation that spends on wars everywhere in the world while ignoring its domestic infrastructure decay whose proper rehabilitation would cost an estimated $3.6 trillion, merely half of what the US Army cannot account for is, sadly, destined to collapse.

Strange economic times are upon us, warns Wall Street guru

Strange economic times are upon us, warns Wall Street guru. From an interview with Jim Grant, author of the iconic Wall Street newsletter Grant’s Interest Rate Observer.

From multi-billion bond buying programs to negative interest rates and probably soon helicopter money: Around the globe, central bankers are experimenting with ever more extreme measures to stimulate the sluggish economy.

This will end in tears … Highly proficient in financial history, Mr. Grant warns of today’s reckless hunt for yield …

For the first time in at least 5000 years we have driven interest rates below the zero marker….

In finance, mostly nothing is ever new. Human behavior doesn’t change and money is a very old institution and so are our markets. Of course, techniques evolve, but mostly nothing is really new. However, with respect to interest rates and monetary policy we are truly breaking new ground. …

Helicopter money is coming soon, or the world economy risks flipping into a depression due to the immense and unprecedented build up of debt globally:

I already hear the telltale of beating rotor blades in the sky. I also hear the tom-toms of fiscal policy being pounded. There seems to be some kind of a growing consensus that monetary policy has done what it can do and that what me must do now – so say the “wise ones” – is to tax and spend and spend and spend. That seems to be the new big idea in policy. …

So what are investors supposed to do in these bizarre financial markets?

I’m very bullish on gold and I’m very bullish on gold mining shares. That’s because I think that the world will lose faith in the PhD standard in monetary management. Gold is by no means the best investment. Gold is money and money is sterile … it does not pay dividends or earn income. So keep in mind that gold is not a conventional investment. That’s why I don’t want to suggest that it is the one and only thing that people should have their money in. But to me, gold is a very timely way to invest in monetary disorder.

Right On Cue: Establishment Uses Putin Dog-Whistle As Similarities To Brexit Campaign Deepen

Right On Cue: Establishment Uses Putin Dog-Whistle As Similarities To Brexit Campaign Deepen, by Raheem Kassam.

The Clinton campaign alongside the establishment media have begun blowing the Vladimir Putin dog-whistle, just as their European counterparts did during the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership of the European Union.

Almost as if on cue, news outlets have begun parroting the same old lines used by Britain’s political establishment before June of this year, when they accused anti-establishment ‘Leave’ campaigners of doing the bidding for, if not being directly linked to, the Russian president and the Kremlin. …

In the run up to the Brexit referendum, U.S. outlets even went as far as to call Mr. Putin’s (lack of) interventions “meddling.” The same charge was never levelled by the media at U.S. President Barack Obama when he flew to the United Kingdom and lectured Britons on how they should vote. In fact, he threatened the country’s economy and trade position in the world if they refused to follow his advice. But this was deemed appropriate. … The U.S. establishment … has all of its eggs in the globalism basket. …

In March a Kremlin spokesman said: “Russia is being dragged into the domestic debate on Brexit. Why is the wicked Russia thesis used to explain a Government policy? We’d like the British people to know that those pronouncements have nothing to do with Russia’s policy,” the embassy said. “As a matter of fact, our Government doesn’t have an opinion on Britain’s place in the EU.”

Despite this far less “meddling” tactic, links to Russia were one of the most consistent messages of the ‘Remain’ campaign’s ‘Project Fear’ strategy to keep Britain in the European Union. Even the Prime Minister at the time, David Cameron, invoked the threat of Russia to try and convince Britons to stay in.

Russia and the Western public:

Many Europeans see [Russia] today as a stalwart of conservatism. Authoritarian, state-driven, religious conservatism. But conservatism nonetheless. There is a wafer-thin line between the political philosophies of Marine Le Pen’s Front National and Mr. Putin’s Russia.

And while the [PC crew] may think that abhorrent, the public does not.

It’s amazing how often we have to go to Russia Today (RT) to find good reporting on the West.

‘NO’. German girls given temporary tattoos to help prevent swimming pool sex attacks

‘NO’. German girls given temporary tattoos to help prevent swimming pool sex attacks, by Zoie O’Brien.

YOUNG girls are being given temporary tattoos in swimming pools spelling out the word “NO” after a spate of sex attacks at public baths.

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Well that is sure to stop Mohamed’s followers. Not.

Mohamed is such a bad-ass that the political machine he set up 1,300 years ago will kill you for even drawing a picture of Mohamed. A little girl with a temporary tattoo doesn’t even rate.

However, Wascher-Goggerle does not want to associate her campaign with any problems with migrants, stating that there have always been sexual abuse problems at swimming pools, even before the start of the refugee crisis.

The PC Germans are not even admitting there is a problem. Unreal.

hat-tip Stephen Neil