The Pickering Post
Monday, 18th February 2019

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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.


Six months ago Trump engaged the normally aggressively hawkish John Bolton as his senior Foreign Policy adviser. Six months ago UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, told Trump she would need a break.

Both John Bolton and Secretary of State, Pompeo, had both of the President’s ears and became convinced that Trump’s more conciliatory, matey approach was working when it came to ‘enemies’ of the State like Putin, Xi Jingping and Little Rocket Man. The tough talk was left to the bureaucrats’ tariffs and sanctions.

Nikki Haley, remained stridently critical of all three and at variance with what Bolton and Pompeo were convinced was working with the Trump Foreign Policy style. Nikki Haley was on borrowed time from that point on. Trump kept her letter of resignation in his pocket for a week until after the Kavanaugh inquisition and affirmation had blown over.

It’s a shame a women of Haley’s ability did not understand that she was out of step with the President until it was too late. She made easily forgivable mistakes like with the Syrian gassing charade but she always stood firmly for and against what she believed was right for the US.

As previous UN Ambassador himself, John Bolton, had his own ideas on how Haley should do her job. Her performance representing the US as a Permanent Security Council Member was combatively bellicose and threatening when it didn't need to be and not at all like the Trump approach of "falling in love".

                                                    Nikki with her minders

In isolation she was brilliant but it didn’t help to savage Putin over unfounded poisonings when Trump was planning some hunting on horseback with him followed by a bit of pollinating in the politburo.

Naturally the Democrats will weave some nasty stuff into her departure like Pompeo and Bolton were into menages a trois with her, but she is a woman of substance and immense talent and will return to the Administration in another capacity.

                                                           Menage a tension

So far Sky and Fox pundits have got it all wrong, but as with everything DC, the truth will eventually leak out.


As I recall,she was a Never Trumper.But I'm sure that she will pop up some where else(like a Presidential run in 2024 perhaps)Needs the time to get all her ducks in a row first.

Nikki Haley was the best the US has had in the UN in many years. She took no shit from the undemocratic, the corrupt and the killers. I hope she runs for President after Trump in 24. Fancy having to pick between her and crooked Hillary. Trump followed by her would really make America great.

Get on with life c- myass. Nothing more boring with your accusations and fantasies. You not a detectives arse.

Job Offers...PNG are looking for mechanics to maintain a fleet of Maseratis in PNG after they are sold off after the Finance World Leader Meeting.. They won't be over stressed as the roads in PNG are rated at 80kph. Bring your own tools.

Review the trends in Australia from a selection of towns. In virtually every case we are no hotter now then we were in in the early 1900's. It is quite apparent from these curves that we are seeing nothing but normal variation in temperature. Man made global warming is a con!

Poland, Hungary Veto EU Human Rights Report Which Ignores Christian and Jewish Persecution

The European Union’s annual report on civil rights will not be officially adopted because it will be vetoed by member states Poland and Hungary, which complain that while it describes protecting LGBT people and immigrants, the growing persecution of Christians and Jews is not mentioned.

"Hillary Clinton lost security clearance"
"Hillary Clinton has given up her security clearance in the wake of the scandal over her handling of secret information on her email server, the Senate Judiciary committee revealed Friday.

Chairman Charles E. Grassley also revealed top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills and four others no longer have clearance.

Mrs. Clinton’s clearance expired at the end of August. The others lost their access privileges in September.

The state department, in a letter to Mr. Grassley, had said Mrs. Clinton and her aids retained clearance in order to conduct research after she left office.

The names of the four additional aids besides Ms. Mills were redacted from the state department letter that the committee released."

If it wasn't so serious it would be funny.

New post up

HE more modern was the refusal to load or man or load the Jeparitt in the late 60s

Not A Category 4 Hurricane
(From Tony Heller: Oct 12, 2018)

The aftermath of a category four hurricane has “most trees snapped.”

Very few trees were snapped by Hurricane Michael, and most of the damage was done by water from the storm surge, not the wind. Structures which weren’t impacted by the water were largely left intact.

The damage from Michael was consistent with category 2/3 hurricanes.

But facts are irrelevant, the official Michael landfall statistics were generated before the storm made landfall, and were not based on any surface measurements.

Body found after Aboriginal ranger was taken by crocodile in Arnhem Land.
Police have recovered a body after a woman was snatched by a crocodile from among a group of family members while fishing in a billabong in Arnhem Land.
The woman, who police have been told is an Aboriginal ranger, is understood to have been wading waist-deep while fishing and searching for freshwater mussels.
She must have skipped Ranger Training School 101.

No Play, You Pay: Israeli Court Rules Against NZ Activists for Lorde Cancellation

Two New Zealand women have been ordered by an Israeli court to pay damages for allegedly persuading pop singer Lorde to cancel a show in Israel.

Ch9 news ran a story proving Trump doesnt care about the hurricane in Florida..because he was meeting a black musician in the White House...bastard...this is what passes as 'news' these story will be, if Trump hadnt organised a meeting then the hurricane would have stopped. before it damaged anything.....

State Department Revokes Security Clearances For Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills and Four Additional “Research Aides”…

The Rinaldo Pelican Sharia Magic Pudding Bank now open for business.
After Friday prayers all good moslems bending towards Mecca can apply for a Fairy Dust loan from the RP Magic Pudding Bank. Waving their little magic wands wildly in the air they promise to create the money from thin air. There are no limits. moslems can sign up for a multi million dollar waterside property and Twinky and Twanky will pay the bill with their Magic Money. Watch out the Big Four. :-)))

Palletchooks new look black shirted SES executives looking neat and tidy on TV and strutting around after the storms while same old tired looking volunteers do all the hard work covering rooves and cleaning up the mess. More good use of funds by Labor. God help us if we have a big natural disaster to deal with.

Could be trouble!
A photograph, which is apparently not photoshopped has been circulating for days showing a grinning Trump actually engaged in the activity he boasted about in change-room talk. Apparently, the photograph was held by the FBI and has only now surfaced after he has sacked high-ranking FBI staff.


"Internet users around the world may experience network connection failures on Thursday as the main domain servers and related infrastructure controlling the web will be powered down for some time.
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is responsible for maintaining the registry of domain names and IP addresses, will be changing the cryptographic key that helps protect the Domain Name System (DNS) or the internet’s address book.

It’s an important measure to ensure a secure, stable, and resilient DNS, according to the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA).

“To further clarify, some internet users might be affected if their network operators or Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have not prepared for this change. However, this impact can be avoided by enabling the appropriate system security extensions,” it said.

Analyst from the Mobile Research Group Eldar Murtazin explained that internet users may face some difficulties within 48 hours. There may be problems with access to some resources, and slow loading of internet pages. Some users may have problems with access to the network if they use an outdated provider.

ICANN has already carried out some preliminary tests that showed the key replacement process would create minimal problems.

Arseny Shcheltsin, a specialist in digital economics, reassured people that there is nothing to fear, since the main software has already been successfully updated.

The procedure for changing cryptographic keys has become necessary as a result of rising threats for the internet infrastructure."