Bibi Aisha is 19. A National Geographic photographer, Lynsey Addario, reports that “Bibi’s husband, a Taliban fighter, beat her from the day she was married, at age 12. After she escaped to seek a neighbour's help, her husband cut off her nose, ears, and hair.” Bibi got off lightly.
Ominous changes to information held on your credit file will come into effect from the 12th of March this year. Now, this won’t affect me because I don’t use credit cards and nor do hold a driver’s licence.
Two refugees who were returned to Indonesia in a lifeboat later died, according to a report in yesterday’s Jakarta Post. “Their ‘gifted’ lifeboat landed in jungle on the Javanese coast. The refugees and Indonesian crew then had to find their way through the jungle where two refugees drowned trying to cross a river.”
Toyota still has three long years of trying to limit losses for Tokyo and Joe Hockey is no more than an expendable politician when compared to the serious pain the union is still able to wreak on its dying victim.
Only former union officials like Bob Kernohan and Grace Collier understand the dark secrets that bedevil our failing industries. They fearlessly peel back the layers of union corruption and destructive graft that media’s Left denies exists.
There is a massive problem with photo-voltaic solar power. Modern cities and industries require power 24/7 but solar panels can only deliver significant energy from 9am to 3pm on a clear day – a maximum of 25% of the time. Even within this time, energy production peaks at midday and falls off steeply on either side.
A panellist on a current affairs program related an instance many would have missed. Toyota CEO, Akio Toyoda, was giving a luncheon address to a business group, (paraphrased):
Australian car makers have been living on subsidies and borrowed time since 1974 when manufactured vehicle units peaked at 498,000. That figure has slowly fallen to less than 200,000 last year despite a rapidly increasing population.
The broad-ranging terms of reference for a Royal Commission into union corruption, which should be known later today, are critical to its success and a lot has been learnt from the comparatively ineffective Cole Royal Commission. But Bill Shorten much prefers a “police taskforce”.
The Griffith poll has shown that Shorten, for the sake of his Party, should return to swimming in the AWU mire he is more accustomed to. He can never lead Labor back to victory and while he remains as leader the brand will continue to suffer as it did last night.
The bloke arrested yesterday with a 13 year old “wife” believes he has done nothing wrong, he believes WE are wrong and strangely, so does his “wife”. Both will always believe that!
Protesting your innocence in Indonesia, subsequent to a conviction, is not smart if you want to go home, it’s seen to be a slur against their justice system. “Contrition” is what they want to hear. “Admit your guilt! Tell us how judicious and sagacious we were to give you twenty years for a bag of bloody hooch, chuck a fist-full of dollars this way and you’ll be out in no time.”
Bank fees are tantamount to stealing legally and it’s so bloody easy... they already have your hard-earned in their grubby clutches and it’s simply a matter of deducting from your account what they believe they can get away with. But just wait until Labor law firm, Maurice Blackburn, deducts its fees from the settlement amount.
Paul Howes, again in tune with the rest of the union movement, claims there will be “zero tolerance” for union corruption. “Zero tolerance”, my fat aunt! What he really means is that there will be “zero tolerance” for anyone attempting to expose union corruption. Himself included.
What is it with footballers of all codes? Rugby League star Blake Furguson, after repeated other offences, has been found guilty of groping a woman’s breasts in a Cronulla nightclub. CCTV evidence shows him also forcing his hand up her dress and grabbing her front bottom while she struggles to free herself from the oaf. Crumbs, tennis players and golfers don’t do this sort of thing, do they?