Friday, 15 January 2021

Fighting Fake Facts with REAL 16/1/2021; Fruitcake MPs we are Blessed;

 

 

 

Beware of the EPOCH TIMES the effort to bring Right-wing Alternative Facts to the boil via printed press in Australia.

Australia is good at lying to itself. It’s done it for years over racism and misogyny. Are we going to kid ourselves that we are a fair, progressive, intelligent nation while allowing the manipulation of truth, as identified by George Orwell, to run rampant? How far are we willing to go? Perhaps fostering hate to the point that people feel that it is OK to kill? Allowing the entitled to destroy our democracy, as nearly happened in America over recent weeks? How far Australia, how far?

How many lies are too many lies? – » The Australian Independent Media Netwo

 

Craig Kelly

The Liberal backbencher may seem insignificant, but the US disaster shows where the unchecked flow of ‘alternative facts can lead 

   Indulging Craig Kelly's misinformation is a threat to Australia's health, politically as well as literally



Thursday, 14 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 15/1/2021; Top 40 Tax Dodgers; Trump at Sky;

 

 

   

Trump To Begin New Role At Sky News Australia

It ends weeks of speculation about what he will do in retirement. 

 Armed anti-government extremists who call themselves “boogaloo bois” hold a rally at Michigan State Capitol on Oct. 17, 2020, in Lansing, Mich.

On Telegram, the Paramilitary Far Right Looks to Radicalize New Recruits Ahead of Inauguration Day

 

 A White House spokesperson denied that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, pictured, restricted agents from their home.

The $US3000-a-month toilet for the Ivanka Trump-Jared Kushner Secret Service detail

But it came at a cost to US taxpayers. Since September 2017, the federal government has been spending $US3000 ($3850) a month – more than $US100,000 to date – to rent a basement studio, with a bathroom, from a neighbour of the Kushner family.

 Republican Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader, said she will vote to impeach Donald Trump

Double impeachment is a permanent stain, but Trump still gets off lightlyt


Revealed: Australia’s Top 40 Tax Dodgers for 2021

Revealed: Australia’s Top 40 Tax Dodgers for 2021

Drumroll … trumpets, red carpet: we are rolling out Australia’s Top 40 Tax Dodgers for 2021. Michael West unveils the villains and the heroes of the tax scene, including new gongs this year for Lifetime Achievement Award and UnAustralian of the Year.


 

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 14/1/2021; Australia's Shame; TRUMP'S DICK THE TURD MOMENT

 

 

 

 

Scott Morrison seems unwilling to separate Australia from the Trump administration, regardless of the circumstances. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Well, if not you, PM, then who? Who speaks plainly for Australia’s bedrock values of due process, free and fair elections, the orderly handover of power, respect for courts, multiculturalism?

Perhaps the real Scott Morrison just stood up? | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

 The US House of Representatives during the speeches prior to the vote to impeach President Donald Trump, inset.

'Blood on his hands': Trump impeached for second time over Capitol riot

 Trump's response BETTER BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR"

The House of Representatives' vote to impeach Trump came just a week before the end of his presidency

Donald Trump has become the first president in US history to be impeached twice after the US House of Representatives found him guilty of inciting last week's deadly riot at the Capitol.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 13/1/2021; Trump comes out of hiding after a week; Humour; Murdoch's role;

 

 

 

 

 

 Supporters of President Donald Trump rampage through the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Jake Johnson, staff writer

"Trump's speech last week openly incited insurrectionists to storm the Capitol. Today, he called those comments 'totally appropriate.' He is continuing to encourage insurrection and undermining the rule of law."

 

 

“Facts Are Contentious” Says Former Heroin Addict Michael McCormack

“It’s not the government’s role to stop misinformation

 

“People Should Be Able To Say Whatever They Want, Unless It’s About Me In Filipino Strip Clubs”, George Christensen Says

Donald Trump may have lit the match that sparked the violence in Washington DC, but Murdoch planted the explosives, writes Kevin Rudd.

Kevin Rudd: Rupert Murdoch can’t whitewash his role in the rise of Trump

Monday, 11 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 12/1/2021; Free Speech and the Fascist LNP; How to clean up politics101;



Trump's legacy: A global fascist movementDonald Trump’s base has become increasingly radical and violent and the expansion of this fascist movement will be his only lasting legacy.


Racism at the cricket and our leading politicians Shame Australia in the eyes of the rest of the World. " Unfortunate" implies the attack on the Capitol was merely a matter of bad luck,while the banning of 'free speech' by Twitter of incitement to violence a bad decision. McCormack Frydenberg and Morrison don't do Australians any justice. They certainly destroy the image of Australia as an easy going country. (ODT)

 Scott Morrison's 'distress', not condemnation of U.S. Congress attack 

Shaming Australia

If the PM does not make his allegiances clear, we must assume he supports the seditious actions of outgoing President Trump and his QAnon followers.


Donald Trump |
Coalition MP George Christensen
Members of the Coalition have hit out at Twitt
er's decision to ban Donald Trump. Do they have a point? Regardless of whether it was the right call, the decision to essentially deplatform the president speaks to the incredible power social media companies have in shaping the discourse. And the calls for greater scrutiny of that power haven’t just come from the embittered George Christensens of the world.
 
Why Twitter and Facebook? Murdoch Media has far greater influence on the nation particularly helping Clive Palmer to misinform a nation during an election


Sunday, 10 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 11/1/2021; American Crisis, Presidential Idiots- Meet the Trumps; Australia's Shame

 

 

 

 

 Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, a former California governor, said Donald Trump would be remembered as "the worst president ever".

'It all started with lies': Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riots to Kristallnacht

The former Republican California governor warned of the dire consequences of misleading people and said Trump will go down in history as the worst President ever.

 

 

America in crisis

 Demonstrators attempt to breach the US Capitol building in Washington on Wednesday.

 

Capitol siege was planned online. Trump supporters now planning the next one

 Idiots who claim Trump's Twitter ban is an issue of "Free Speech"are total idiots. The riots were planned encouraged and organized on Twitter and that has absolutely nothing to do wit "Free Speech" . Julian Assange has been hounded, Snowden had to flee the country and neither of them organized the violence we saw this week. Trump Jnr is a waste of space and sound declaring this to be a "Free Speech " issue. (ODT)

Twitter employees defended the decision to ban Donald Trump from the platform, saying they were particularly concerned about contributing to a possible "secondary attack".

 
Donald Trump, pictured last month, has been claiming contrary to evidence that he defeated Joe Biden.

Trump pressured Georgia official to 'find the fraud' in earlier call

"Crimes and Misdemeanors" Trump runs his office like a mafia Don. He doesn't have the support of all the members of the Senate any longer. A precedent needs to be set to prevent  Trump's Fascist tendancies from setting the example and standard for the next maniac. (ODT)

It is one of at least three phone calls where Trump sought help from high-level Georgia officials in subverting the election.

 

An open letter to President Donald Trump after inciting domestic terrorism

Donald Trump |

Dr Lee Duffield penned a message to the man responsible for the rioters who broke into Washington's Capitol building, President Donald Trump ...

 Police talk to a member of the Indian squad regarding a complaint by Mohammed Siraj of India during day four of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.

'Absolute urgency': Kohli urges action on racial abuse allegations

Absent India skipper Virat Kohli has called for offenders to be punished without delay, as NSW Police probed new claims of abuse at the SCG on Sunday.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 10/1/2021; Last Days of a deranged President

 

 

 

 

Hillary Clinton’s Emails Invaded Capitol, Trump Supporters Claim

"Those are not Trump supporters, they are Hillary Clinton’s emails disguised to look like Trump supporters”

A flash lights up the front of the US Capitol as a mob of Trump supporters control the steps of the building.


US on hold as deranged President makes unpredictable decisions

With Donald Trump likely to remain in power until Inauguration Day, Americans will undergo a trial by ordeal.

 January 6 was announced to be ''the day of reckoning'' by US President Donald Trump as he exhorted his followers to come to Washington where ''it will be wild''. Rudy Giuliani, his legal lickspittle, urged the mob that turned up to engage in ''trial by combat''.

The likelihood, therefore, is that Trump will remain in power, a President banned from Twitter but holding the nuclear codes. Retribution can wait – like Al Capone, Donald Trump will probably be prosecuted for tax evasion and hopefully sent to a prison where his orange day-glow jumpsuit will match his fake tan. But until January 20, he could do anything. Perhaps he will decide to spite his disliked intelligence community by pardoning Julian Assange. Perhaps he will decide to bomb Iran. We will just have to hold our breath.

 


Donald Trump was up front about what he was going to do in response to election results he didn't like.

Australia is not an island when it comes to the forces that fostered Trump

Sean Kelly

 Morrison unlike Canada, UK, Germany France and NZ refuses to comment negatively on Trump. Even Israel has spoken out. However Morrison's silence is like that of Saudi Arabia's and other Middle Eastern States. He stands with China and Russia it would seem. Should we be surprised?(ODT)

 Scott Morrison was asked what he admired about Donald Trump. He answered, “He's a strong leader, who says what he's going to do and then goes and does it. I mean, I can always rely on President Trump to follow through on what he says.”

 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL; 9/1/2021; Australia's Shame Scott Morrison, You get arrested for a traffic offence in America

 

 

 

 

 Protestors storm the Capitol building during a joint session of Congress in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The joint session of the House and Senate was sent to recess after the breach as it convened to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election. (Photo by Chris Kleponis/Sipa USA)(Sipa via AP Images)

Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Protests Calls for Harsh Prosecution of … Donald Trump

Australia is not an island when it comes to the forces that fostered Trump
Opinion

Australia is not an island when it comes to the forces that fostered Trump

  Scott Morrison was asked what he admired about Donald Trump. He answered, “He's a strong leader, who says what he's going to do and then goes and does it. I mean, I can always rely on President Trump to follow through on what he says.” 2019

Morrison was prepared to say a lot about Trump back then but he's reluctant to be forthcoming now unlike so many of other American allies even Israel has spoken out. He seems more in line with Saudi Arabia than he is with Canada , UK, Germany and France and definitely in line with Trump in his refusal to comment.

Posted in: Politics News

 

Man Arrested For Broken Tail Light Starting To Wish He’d Just Invaded The Nation’s Capitol And Tried To Overthrow The Government

"What was I thinking? Drawing attention to myself like that?"

 The Republican Party has to renounce Donald Trump and his party of protest style of government.

Opinion

Republican Party has to wash off the stain of Donald Trump

 Just how easy is it to change ones mind Switzer has never been a real Trump critic

 

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 7/1/2021; A PM who comes to us from Wonderland not Marketing: Murdoch kick started the Trump Coup

 

 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison addresses the media on appointments in his ministry, during a press conference in the Prime Minister's courtyard at Parliament House in Canberra on  Sunday 26 August 2018. fedpol Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Morrison rebuked for falsely claiming UK not safety testing  vaccineHe's suffering Morrison

Suffering from Morrison Mouth our PM delivers a Trump Tantrum for his inability to deliver a vaccine to Australians in the time others have. Morrison at best has  only delivered promises. Yesterday he had Hunt shorten the time of delivery but only in the format of yet another promise.

Remember Morrison's $16M app that was to lead us out of Covid it hasn't found a single cluster to date. Yet another Scotty from marketing lame duck promise.  (ODT)

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 6/1/2021 Morrison our PM says "I Don't Know Because I've Done Nothing and Didn't Intend to Do Anything!!

 

 

 

 Julian Assange's fate should be of considerable concern to the Australian government.

PM should change his mind and call Trump to end bizarre Assange saga

The PM's office says he won't talk to either Donald Trump or Joe Biden, but that is a mistake

 Monday's decision is both a victory in Julian Assange's fight against extradition and a defeat for press freedom.

Morrison should urge US to abandon pursuit of Assange

The Morrison government has adopted the same misguided passive stance as earlier Australian governments.

 Stella Moris, pictured outside the Old Bailey, pleaded for Donald Trump to pardon Julian Assange.

Scott Morrison says Assange could come home once legal proceedings finish

If he hasn't spoken to anyone this statement is absolutely factless he doesn't know and too scared to care . However if he does come home Morrison will take some credit we can be assured of that.

Monday, 4 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 5/1/2021; JULIAN

 

 

 

 


 

 

Julian Assange pictured in May 2019.

  The Julian Assange extradition ruling: right result, wrong reason

 

 US vows to appeal after British court rejects bid to extradite Julian Assange

 

US vows to appeal after British court rejects bid to extradite Julian Assange

A British judge has rejected a US bid to extradite Julian Assange to face charges relating to the  publication of classified cables, saying it would be oppressive and that he would be at risk of suicide.

The appeal process will now begin, with lawyers for the US government announcing they will seek to overturn the ruling of Judge Vanessa Baraitser. The case could go all the way to the UK Supreme Court (equivalent to our High Court) and then potentially to the European courts. This process is likely to take another 18 months to three years.

The bitterness of the Americans has no end like Trump they can't be seen to be losers. yet at the same time they claim to be champions of press freedom and civilised incarceration. Their President is far more dangerous when it comes to the revelations of State secrets than Wikileaks ever was in fact Trump works with a press that makes up whatever it wants and nobody is ever charged unless of course the truth is revealed. (ODT)

"But she would not come at the proposal to place Assange, a man who is at great risk of suicide and who suffers mental illness, in jail conditions that amounted to solitary confinement for years on end. "Faced with conditions of near total isolation … I am satisfied that the procedures (outline by US authorities) will not prevent Mr Assange from finding a way to commit suicide," Judge Baraitser said."

Assange, if extradited, would have been held in a prison where he got one 15-minute monitored phone call with his family a month, where he could not have contact with other inmates, and where anytime out of his cell would be in a small room or a cage. Rather than face such conditions, which could remain in place for the rest of his life given the maximum penalty for the charges he faces in the US is over 170 years, Assange, Judge Baraitser concluded, would rather kill himself. To visit such a fate on an individual is not something this British court was prepared to do. In this sense Judge Baraitser struck a blow for the rule of law against an American penal system, which is horrifically inhumane, and which showed in this case that when it comes to so called "enemies of the state" it has learnt nothing from the horrors of Guantanamo Bay and other similar facilities.

Of course, though, as noted above, Assange’s troubles are not entirely over because of the lengthy appeal process which both sides can pursue depending on the ruling in respect of Judge Baraitser’s decision.

This is where Senator Payne and the Morrison government come into the picture, albeit they should have been there already lobbying Washington to end this case for some time now.

They haven't to date so why should we expect them to today? (ODT)


 

 Julian Assange has won the first round of the effort to extradite him to the US.

Opinion
Opinion

Here's something for Marise Payne and Scott Morrison to consider

Given what Judge Baraitser said about the US's proposed treatment of Assange, Senator Payne should be urging US counterparts to end the hunt.


 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, pictured leaving court last year.

Mexico to offer Assange asylum after US extradition bid fails

Mexico's President says he will offer Julian Assange political asylum and supports the decision of a British judge to deny extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the US.

No doubt the Americans would love Assange in Mexico to do with whatever thay want rather than say Cuba where he be safe.  The Australian government certainly wouldn't.


 


Sunday, 3 January 2021

Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/1/2021; $18 Trillion richer; We have a Labor lead Government;

 

 

 Zero new COVID cases in NSW as all new Victorian cases linked to Black Rock

Zero new COVID cases in NSW as all new Victorian cases linked to Black Rock

Lets not forget Victoria's cases stemmed from the NSW clusters

There have been no locally acquired COVID cases confirmed in NSW in the past day. Victorian Acting Premier Jacinta Allan said there were still no mystery cases of COVID here.

How is it the UK, US and other countries are being vaccinated yet Australia has to wait till March. Recall when Morrison so proudly proclaimed he contracted vaccines before other nations had? It sound as if he was doing the Trump.

 

Amid Surging Poverty, 500 Richest Grew $1.8 Trillion Wealthier in 2020

 Energy Minister Angus Taylor.

Renewable energy to beat Labor's 50% 'wrecking ball' target

 Following in the ALP footsteps who is progressive and who still keeps their foot on the brakes?

The Morrison government's renewables target now matches the Labor policy it slammed during the 2019 election.

 

Fracking Madness: “hottest play on the planet” or giant sinkhole for public money?

Fracking Madness: “hottest play on the planet” or giant sinkhole for public money?

“The hottest play on the planet,” Keith Pitt calls it. Resources Minister Pitt and his government are keen to open up the Northern Territory to gas fracking but, if the NT’s Beetaloo Basin is so “hot” for investors, then why do they need public money to drill it? Even more bizarrely, the industry has made it clear that it does not want public subsidies but Pitt and Co appear determined to throw public money at the gas companies anyway. Callum Foote and Michael West report on another extraordinary case of corporate welfare, environmental destruction and the political donors and large US hedge funds who we are all s