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Monday, 17th December 2018

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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.


When the Government applied to the Victorian Supreme Court for a suppression order regarding Reserve Bank subsidiaries’ alleged bribery of Asian leaders, it also asked that a senior diplomatic whistleblower’s explosive affidavit be suppressed. Inexplicably, it submitted that the suppression orders also be suppressed. Justice Hollingworth agreed.

As reported here yesterday morning, "...the affidavit involved the names of 17 Asian notables including Presidents, Prime Ministers and Finance Ministers".

Today, one of those “notables”, Indonesia’s President Susilio Bambang Yudhoyono, has publicly issued a terse “please explain” to Tony Abbott in what promises to be a worse diplomatic crisis than either his boats or our phone tapping: 

"I ask that Australia issue a statement that both former president Megawati Sukarnoputri and my (SBY) names are unstained, and so they do not defame other Indonesian officials. We want to hear directly from Australia."

Indicating his rage, SBY then tweeted, “The Government of Australia should be completely open and make transparent its law enforcement process and not cover it up... the Government of Australia should not issue policies or statements that may raise suspicion about people who are outside Australia”.

Last night, in a desperate attempt to put the toothpaste back in the tube, the Abbott Government replied, in part: “The Australian Government obtained suppression orders to prevent publication of information that could suggest the involvement in corruption of specific senior political figures in the region, whether in fact they were or not.”

The problem is that the names involved in the suppression order, including the name of the diplomat and full details of the (suppressed) suppression order itself are freely available to be inspected on the Wikileaks web site.

Outgoing President SBY’s fledgling democracy still doesn’t equate to our democratic separation of powers. When Corby and the Bali nine are involved in a corrupted Indonesian system of justice we refrain from interfering. 

When Indonesian "notables" are involved in our mostly uncorrupted judicial system he (SBY) demands our Government steps in to influence it!

Clearly SBY is under the misapprehension that our judicial system is as corruptible as his.

Justice Hollingworth’s ill-advised suppression order has hit an organic raw nerve in Indonesia’s hallowed halls of Islamic government, and it is reverberating throughout nervous Asian power bases.

By tweeting his irritation SBY has given notice to the world that he is a person of interest.


Allah started his good work with the tsunami a couple of years ago.
Maybe if Indonesia puts another 100,000 loaded boats to see in time for the next major tsunami, Australia may get some peace.
Of course, a larger one of those boats should have all of the less-than-useful members of the ALP & Greens - even if it does mean losing one of the mega- cruise ships.

The majority of posters on PP are of like mind . We the older generation who care for our country and our future . In twenty years time most of us will not be here . What then will the next generation give a stuff ?

Who cares what these Indon turds think!

Palestinian woman used as human shield exposes Hamas propaganda on CNN

Palestinian woman used as human shield exposes Hamas propaganda on CNN

Palestinian woman used as human shield exposes Hamas propaganda on CNN

And we think we have problems in Australia - at least we're surrounded by water, even if it has involved the Navy in operating a taxi service. In USA, the Republican House of Reps has just passed a bill to crack down on Central American migrants (including thousands of children) who are flooding across the borders. The ABC reports that "The Democrat-controlled Senate is not expected to consider the House bill."

Re. The rebellious Judges: "Judge not ! Least you too be judged!" There are a lot more real Aussies standing in judgement of these arrogant, super smart-alec's than are judging Mr. Carmody ! Pride and conceit is shameful. Least we now know who have no respect for a majority elected Govt and can plan their : Past 'Use by date'. Hope we can 'sack them'?!

I just want to say. What a pack of spoilt, childish Judges we have in Queensland. They must be labor. It was disgraceful to snub Carmody is such a way. They should all hang their heads in shame. What an irresponsible bunch.

In Europe. It's all over, I understand.

And the Czech princess?

O/T interesting article

something different..
When the dog's owner died, he was left behind. Watch what happens next!

Pakistani Pile Driver

The recent, horrible and tragic building collapses in South Asia have already resulted in the adoption of new building construction standards and practices ... in a regulatory effort to ensure this type of disaster never occurs again.

The new building code has thankfully gone into force ... and its rigid practices are already being applied by highly-skilled and properly-trained construction teams labouring on job sites all across the sub-continent.

The third one was a non-commissioned officer, a grizzly old Chief who, when asked where he would like to be measured replied, "from the tip of my weenie to my testicles."

It was suggested by the pension man that he might want to reconsider, explaining about the nice big checks the previous two officers had received.

But the old Chief insisted and they decided to go along with him providing the measurement was taken by a Medical Officer. The Medical Officer arrived and instructed the Chief to 'drop
'em,' which he did. The medical officer placed the tape measure on the tip of the Chief's weenie and began to work back. "Dear Lord!", he suddenly exclaimed,

''Where are your testicles?''

The old Chief calmly replied, '' Vietnam ''.

If this doesn't make you laugh, you are truly humour impaired!

The Navy found they had too many officers and decided to offer an early retirement bonus. They promised any officer who volunteered for retirement a bonus of $1,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any two points in his body.. The officer got to choose what those two points would be.

The first officer who accepted asked that he be measured from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. He was measured at six feet and walked out with a bonus of $72,000.

The second officer who accepted was a little smarter and asked to be measured from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. He walked Out with $96,000.

Thanks Gazza. We are throwing our energies into fixing up the house, where we had out company office. We are going to move into that one and sell this one. It is keeping our minds sane as it was becoming hard to get out of bed in the mornings it is giving us something to focus on. Life moves on and we either move with it, or sink.

Hamas have no radio, ... and Israel have no communications from their soldier.

ABC The Drum Online has re-opened the voting on the proposition: "Proposed terror laws could reverse the onus of proof for Australians returning from Syria and Iraq. Would you support this change?" 1061 votes in. 49% No, 44% yes, 7% uncommitted. In the past, I've noticed that they close it down almost as soon as I post on Pickering. Let's see how long they let this vote stay up.