The Pickering Post
Thursday, 23rd November 2017

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Larry Pickering

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.

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FREE SPEECH IS QUITE EXPENSIVE

As the media had taken over my joint yesterday I was unable to get back here to talk with you guys. Instead I tried to get through to some yobbos out there just how important freedom of speech really is.


DRUGS MAKETH THE JIHADIST

You can’t expect a budding Islamic State Jihadist to pick up a knife and start decapitating people just like that. Far too horrific an act for the uninitiated. But reports are filtering through from those (well, at least one of those) who had failed the Jihadi course and was lucky enough to return alive.


DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING?

While Abbott agonises over whether to call the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria a “Death Cult” or simply the “Daesh”, thereby deftly avoiding the word "Islamic", Julie Bishop makes a post-Paris announcement that al-Raqqah, in Syria’s north, is now a no-go city for aspiring Aussie Jihadists. Did Abbott not sack Gillard’s army of useless spin doctors, because it seems they are still on staff?


MUSLIMS MIGHT PRACTISE TAQIYYA

... but our dear Darwin told lies too

To see the beautiful city of Paris self destruct is depressing. To hear French President Hollande say Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam is distressing. It’s sickening that our leaders resolutely refuse to identify an evil enemy within. So I’m going to clear my head of Islam this weekend and you can come along with me if you like to add your thoughts to what I believe is a vexing issue.


THE SWORD OF ISLAM

“These Jihadists do not follow the way of Islam, Islam is a religion of peace, but it has been hijacked by those who now defame us.” How often do you hear that explanation? Or, “We do not condone what ISIS does but we agree with Shariah and the Holy Koran.” Heard that one too?



CENSORSHIP

... Presbyterian style

Tony Abbott will face the cameras this morning to condemn the latest terrorist attack “in the strongest possible terms”. He will also assure us that “Allahu akbar, we have avenged the prophet”, is a term widely used by a Presbyterian death cult and we should not condemn all Presbyterians, because most of them are really nice people who would rather obliterate us peacefully.



Muslims posing as Jews flood facebook

If you look about four posts back you will see a story that is critical of Bill Shorten’s equivocation in relation to anti-terror laws. It has resulted in me and the author being banned from facebook for a further 30 days with a threat that the Facebook page could be cancelled.


SOME THINGS WERE NEVER MEANT TO FLY

...and this bloke is one of them

Disturbing information is coming from Australian pilots flying out of Asia regarding Tony Fernandes and his cut-price airline Air Asia. The flamboyant owner of Queens Park Rangers is fighting a £50 million fine for breaching UK Football League Financial regulations, and it appears that’s not all he is breaching.


"HEED MY ADVICE IMMEDIATELY, LEAVE OR STAY!"

...Jay Weatherill

Now I’m just a normal bloke who does pretty normal stuff and after my swimming lessons with the kids this morning I settled down with a cup of tea to watch SKY news which was telling everyone in parts of SA that, “Your houses are likely to be burned to the ground so go inside, lock your doors and close all your windows”. I thought, “Hmmm”.


WATERPROOF YOUR BABIES

...it's that time of year again

Last year in Australia 31 children aged five and under drowned. That’s bloody awful and it represents a 50 per cent increase on the previous survey. Government “solutions” such as enforced pool fencing have, predictably, only made the horrific statistic worse.


IS ABBOTT SCARED TO BITE OFF MORE THAN HE CAN CHEW?

Maybe, halal certified food is now a hot issue and he has been advised not to touch it. But his options are now few as a giant wave of angry Aussies are forcing mainstream media and major processors to examine exactly what they are supporting.



UN-FAIRFAX AN AFFRONT TO DECENT JOURNALISM


LOOK MUM, NO HANDS

... but can a computer be trusted to fly an aeroplane?

Many airline operators prefer the Airbus fly-by-wire system in preference to risking pilot error. Aeroplane manufacturers deliver only what the buyer wants, the problem is that most buyers have never flown an aeroplane, certainly not under IFR (instrument flight rules) conditions, and pilots aren’t to be trusted to fly such expensive machines.


OBAMA'S HANDICAP IS HIS INTELLIGENCE

Defeating the enemy is best achieved by walking in his shoes for a day to discover what he fears most. That then should become the blue-print for his destruction.


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