Farmers are where we are in Australia today because of the choices we’ve made. Business decisions that justify taking on debt given the geography, historical data and terms of trade for areas concerned are ‘ballsy’ to say the least.
When the flowers have gone and the blood is cleaned from the walls and the bullet holes spackled over in the Lindt Cafe, outrage will slowly replace grief and the true story of a well-planned, albeit amateurish, terrorism attack will emerge.
A national leader needs to be non combative and inclusive in times of crisis but Tony Abbott is seething inside and he has finally mentioned the word “terrorism”. Unfortunately he still talks of a “madman” and a “lone wolf”. He still maintains the Islamic State is not an Islamic movement.
It was a poignant moment when one lady first left flowers at Martin Place, she stood back with tears rolling down her cheeks, momentarily searching for an answer that never came, before she quietly wandered off into the crowd.
Australia has woken to the devastating news that two hostages died in the Lindt Café last night. Like all Australians, my thoughts and prayers are with the families of those now grieving.
The cries of “lone wolf attack” echo through the media as a politically correct alternative to “Islamic terrorism”. But the warped Muslim mind of, Sheik Man Haron Monis, was there for all to see on his facebook page, with more than 14,000 “likes”... well it was there before some embarrassed person took it down.
A follower of the Prophet Mohammed came to Sydney today, but he didn’t come to see the sights or enjoy the famous Australian welcome. No, this man came to deliver a message to the people of Australia; it is a message that most of us probably don’t want to hear.
Iranian “refugee”, Manteghi Bourjerdi (AKA Sheik Man Haron Monis, pictured), walked free on bail into the Lindt cafe and left his filthy, indelible mark on Australia forever.
Please don’t jump to conclusions, this Islamic incident may have no connection to Islam. It may have nothing to do with mushrooming mosques where our destruction is planned and it may have nothing to do with ISIS’s atrocities and the jihadist flag may have nothing to do with jihadists.
SKY’s attempt to sanitise Graham Richardson is a disgrace and made more obscene by Richardson’s attempt to sanitise himself using a willing and giggling Alan Jones as a co-broadcaster. But Alan might have to find himself a new best friend if ICAC and Kate McClymont of the Sydney Morning Herald have their way.
It won’t need Senate approval, it will not affect business or consumer confidence, it will reduce the deficit and it’s not before time. The obesity is chronic and it should have been Joe Hockey’s first target rather than pensioners, motorists and sick people.
Halal as a concept only exists because of Sharia Law. If there was no Islamic Sharia Law there would be no such thing as halal. “Halal” is simply a word that means lawful or permissible. There is no problem with Muslims eating halal food in this or any other country. The problem with halal certification is that producers pay fees to claim a product is “halal”.
While Obama progressively releases known terrorists detained at Gitmo and elsewhere back into the arms of Middle Eastern Islamic operatives he has also released the Senate Committee report of the CIA’s interrogation techniques in the wake of 9/11.
Hard to understand the fuss about a $5 GP co payment when we’re purchasing at least 72 of the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter which is the most expensive weapons system ever to reach the blueprint stage. The trillion dollar project has been plagued by design flaws and massive cost overruns without any clear air in sight.