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Thursday, 13th December 2018

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WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

Harry Richardson

Harry Richardson is a long-time student of Islam and author of best seller, "the Story Of Mohammed - Islam Unveiled', http://thestoryofmohammed.blogspot.com.au

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What could go wrong? It is an important question that should always be asked before taking important decisions. I spent most of my working life as a pipe welder. The better part of that career was spent in oil refineries and gas plants. We constantly had that question drummed into us. What could go wrong?

In an oil refinery, even routine jobs can turn nasty. Some jobs however, were far riskier than others. Hot taps were one of the most dangerous.

There are some pipelines in a refinery that are essential. They just can’t be turned off unless you shut the entire plant down. Sometimes, usually when something was going wrong, they would need to divert some or all of the contents of one of these pipes. This meant splicing a new section of pipework onto the side of the existing pipe with the product still running through, often at very high pressure.

The way we did this was through a process called a “hot tap.” The process was quite ingenious. First you welded a short section of pipe onto the side of the pipeline. The short piece of pipe had a flange on it.

Then, we bolted a valve on to the flange and opened the valve fully. That done, we would bolt the hot tap machine on.


Pipe with short piece and flange welded on the side

The hot tap machine was like a giant hole saw, which bolted on to the valve and sealed it whilst it was drilling. Once you drilled through the side of the pipe with the machine, the hole saw was withdrawn and the valve was closed. With that done, the hot tap machine could be unbolted from the valve and the new pipework bolted on. Then, the valve would be opened, and the product would flow through the new pipework. (Phew! sorry if that was a bit technical).


Hot tap machine showing the holesaw

The risky part of the operation of course, was welding onto a live pipeline. Even if it was only a water pipe, blowing through the pipe would shut down the entire refinery, potentially for a day or two. Usually however, the consequences were far less trivial. Often, the pipes contained flammable or explosive product like benzine, jet fuel or LPG.

On large bore pipes you usually had no option but to sit on the pipe as you were welding. Nothing sharpens your thought processes like the knowledge that if anything goes wrong, the last thing to go through your mind will probably be your testicles.



Can I at least have a parachute?


It wasn’t only your own life you were playing with either. I was informed on one job, by a senior engineer with a completely straight face, that if the worst were to happen that you wouldn’t want to be this side of the Breakfast Creek Hotel. That was around ten kilometres away.

Not surprisingly, the people who work at refineries take their jobs very seriously. People who don’t are booted out quick smart. It amazes me therefore, that people who are responsible for averting far greater calamities can act with such banal indifference to the potential consequences of their actions.

As a welder in a refinery, I could have taken out a couple of Brisbane suburbs. When politicians screw up, they risk the entire nation. One of the riskiest policy areas which politicians manage is immigration policy.

The world is full of insanely crazy people. Many of these nutjobs despise us and would love a chance to wreak havoc on the citizens of this nation. Take Mohammed Hassan Manteghi Borujerdi for example.

Borujerdi was born and raised in Persia (later to become Iran). This is a nation which is chock full of people who wish death on America, Israel and the West. We know this, because since the early eighties, we have been treated to regular footage on the nightly news of crowds of people in Iran waving AK47s and screaming “DEATH TO AMERICA, ISRAEL AND THE WEST!!” They don’t do this all the time of course. There is a national holiday in Iran called Jerusalem Day when the crowds scream, “DEATH TO ISRAEL, AMERICA AND THE WEST!!”


We hate your country, but can we come and live there?

You might think then, that when considering applications for Australian citizenship by Iranians, that our immigration officials might be asking themselves, “what could go wrong,” and concluding – quite a lot.

Apparently however, this was not the case when Borujerdi applied to become a citizen of Australia. It is hard to find anyone who thought that Borujerdi was a good guy. A psychiatrist thought he was schizophrenic. Other opinions ranged from a self-obsessed megalomaniac to far worse.

Within a few years of arriving, this man had been involved in multiple sexual assault cases, the murder of his ex-wife and had written dozens of hate letters to distraught women whose husbands had been killed fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. The letters accused the dead men of being callous murderers of innocent women and children.

Borujerdi changed his name multiple times, eventually calling himself Man Haron Monis. Just over a decade after being granted Australian citizenship, he was responsible for probably the most traumatic hostage siege/mass murder event in Australian history.


"I thought Australia was a safe country!"

All sorts of investigations and enquiries have been held into the failings of the police, the judiciary and the intelligence services. From what I can gather, there were plenty of mistakes made. However, these people should never have had to deal with this lunatic in the first place.

Whoever made the decision to grant Man Monis Australian citizenship was possibly the worst judge of character since Eva Braun. The consequences of that decision were catastrophic. It led to multiple deaths and countless untold misery. Whilst he was here, Man Monis doesn’t appear to have done a single day of productive work.


The Shahada blacks out Christmas

Yet to my knowledge, the person, or people who made this disastrous decision have never suffered any consequences. The media have never pursued them. Politicians have never raised this as a question. I expect they are still in their jobs choosing ever increasing numbers of people to award Australian passports to.

Why do we allow this situation to continue? The act of bestowing citizenship upon a foreigner is a momentous task. The best migrants can contribute millions of dollars during their lifetimes and enhance the country immeasurably. The worst migrants have the potential to impose almost unlimited human and financial costs.

Why then are the people making these decisions, on a flat salary with almost no incentive for outperformance, and no consequences when they royally screw up?

We need to fix this problem soon, or face ever increasing consequences. In this day and age, we have information coming out of our wazoos. Governments are quite capable of calculating how much each of us contributes in terms of taxation receipts and how much each of us costs in terms of things such as welfare payments, medical bills, police investigations or even jail time.

Immigration department officers should be paid solely on a performance basis. They should be amongst the best paid people in Australia if they are doing a good job. They should also stand to lose their jobs if they make a disastrous decision as in the case of Man Monis.

The political oversight also badly needs reform. Currently, immigration is overseen by a Minister who is appointed by the Government. People vote for Governments based on a raft of issues. Immigration is often low on a list of priorities. In America, law enforcement officials such as the Attorney General can be elected separately from the rest of the Government.



I don’t think it would take a monumental constitutional change to ensure that in future, the head of the Immigration department is elected independently of the rest of the Government. There should be a constant update on the financial contribution or otherwise of the migrants admitted under the term of each Minister.

Each migrant should be attributed to the Minister who gave them citizenship and this information should be freely available. That would create at least a degree of accountability for those responsible for choosing our migrant intake.

When people face consequences for the decisions they make, they make far smarter choices. A culture develops where before acting, people ask themselves, “what could go wrong.”

It is well understood that we need a culture of this sort in major hazard facilities like oil refineries of gas plants. We need to acknowledge that granting citizenship to the wrong person carries risks which are every bit as serious.

The disaster of 9/11 was not caused by Americans. The perpetrators were foreigners who should never have been allowed into the country. They were not citizens, yet even on short stay visas they were able to cause 4,000 immediate deaths, billions of dollars in immediate damage and draw America into wars which cost trillions.


Allahu Akbar? Death to America? Where have I heard that before?

These people all belonged to a religion which glorifies suicidal attacks against non-believers. This is a religion which has inspired around 30,000 fatal attacks since the Twin Towers attack. The perpetrators of 9/11 were motivated by this religion.

The last cries heard through the radio were “Allahu Akbar” or Allah is Greater (than all others). Members of such a dangerous religion should never have been allowed into the country.

President Trump’s move to ban people from high risk countries is a step in the right direction. However, it does not go far enough. It is time that our Governments began an in-depth investigation into the political aspirations of Islam and the potential consequences for our nations.


Palestinians commiserate on "That glorious Tuesday"

Governments have a duty of care to protect their citizens. Allowing a person to cross our border carries grave risks. Handing them citizenship carries an even greater risk. It is time politicians began to seriously ask themselves, “What could go wrong.”



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https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/security/mygov-medicare-payment-site-cloned/news-story/2d9f0dbd5c4e549f58a1a666e3952bcd

Scam warning as myGov Medicare payment site ‘cloned’

THE myGov Medicare payment website has been cloned in a sophisticated attempt to scam users out of their bank account details, the federal government’s online security agency warns.

The fake Medicare email asks recipients to update their Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) details in order to receive benefits and claims. But if recipients click the provided links, they are taken to a replica of the real myGov website.

After being prompted to enter your login details and provide a secret security question and answer, users are transferred to a fake Medicare website.

“These emails and web pages feature myGov and Medicare design and branding, making them appear legitimate,” the StaySmartOnline statement reads.
It advises to follow the following steps to avoid email scams:

— Do not click on links in emails or text messages claiming to be from myGov or Medicare. myGov will never send you a text, email or attachment with hyperlinks or web addresses.

— Don’t open messages if you don’t know the sender, or if you’re not expecting them.

— Be suspicious of messages that aren’t addressed directly to you, or don’t use your correct name.

— Login to your official myGov account by typing the web address into your browser, to check your inbox for any legitimate emails from Medicare.

— You can also contact the organisation separately to check if they have sent the message.

If you are concerned that your personal information has been compromised and misused, you can contact Australia’s National Identity and Cyber Support Service, IDCare or use their free Cyber First Aid Kit.

If you have been a victim of a cybercrime such as fraud, report it to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

Human Services Minister Michael Keenan has announced the Government intends to introduce a controversial new system that may soon see welfare recipients required to have their face scanned and analysed before they can access their payments.

The system, which will also affect people trying access Medicare and childcare subsidies, age pension and pay tax online, is part of a new biometric security program that is set to begin in October.

Under the new strategy those trying to access these government services will be required to take photo to create a myGov ID, which will then be checked against driver’s licences and passports to confirm their identity.

When fully rolled out the digital identity solution will allow users access to almost any government agency through one single portal, with the trial allowing 100,000 people to apply for a Tax File number online.

The policy of multiculturalism is to blame. That is the only reason there are large numbers of muslims in Australia. And who wants to stop criticism of multiculturalism ? When Tony Abbott wanted to remove the 18C part of the racial vilification legislation the largest number of complaints came from Jews and Jewish organisations - www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2016/06/06/the-jewish-war-on-white-australia-refugee-policy-and-the-african-crime-plague-part-1/

You are a very insulting person T. All and I mean all so called christianity is a heresy of Catholicism.

Radar, even if there was a recording of the disgusting comments, from SHY, I am sure that they would have found a way for it to be lost. We cant have leftist females being held to any moral standard now would we? Lets face it, she has made fraudulent allowance claims, lied left right and centre and committed international crimes while being funded by Australian taxpayers. Why would they bring her to account for misandry now?

Trump does it again. Young Americans are fleeing the Democratic party to support Trump according to the latest Reuters /IPSOS Poll-----------------
Reuters/IPSOS Poll

Overall, the poll revealed that Democrats are losing young Americans in general. For example, before Trump’s election, 55 precent of young Americans said they favoured Democrats over Republicans. Today, that margin is down to only 46 precent of young Americans who are still loyal to Democrats.

O/T.....
Would this be an acceptable reason to laugh at a funeral?




A very prestigious cardiologist died, and was given a very elaborate funeral by the hospital he had worked at for most of his life...




A huge heart... covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service as all the doctors from the hospital sat in awe.




Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.




At that point, one of the mourners just burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, I'm so sorry I was just thinking of my own funeral..... I'm a gynaecologist!




The priest fainted!

Who cares?? Just Listen To The Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lbr1SgwIZk

Does the Don get the blame for prices coming down or only when they go up?

Oh no, Sea Patrol's mug heads the new story. The horror the horror.

Saudis to the rescue?

Deborah Knight on 2GB is perplexed as to why a man murdering his wife is referred to as domestic violence; she insists it should be called murder. I agree with you, Deborah. However the euphemistic description of such events isn't used to reduce the seriousness of the crime by police spokesmen and the media more broadly as you infer, rather it is a deliberate attempt by feminists and other Neo-Marxists to conflate murderers with all men. All men are just an inch away from being killers as they would have us believe. It's all part of the institutionalised misandry being used to push an agenda. Hence those anti-domestic violence ads where only white men and boys are portrayed as monsters - diversity got thrown out the window with that campaign. Wonder why.

The Paris Agreement came into force on 4 November and was ratified by the Turnbull Government just under one week later, on 10 November 2016.


Although the Paris Agreement is governed by international law, not every provision creates a legal obligation. In fact, the Paris Agreement is a mix of mandatory and non-mandatory provisions. There was a practical reason for structuring the Agreement in this way; the intention was to limit the extent to which the Agreement was legally binding in order to ensure greater participation amongst states.


This approach worked; the Paris Agreement was ratified by member signatory states in record time. However, the fact the Agreement does not fully bind its signatories does not reduce its significance. Indeed, the authors of the Paris Agreement did not consider it necessary for the Agreement to be legally binding. Rather, they saw the Agreement's importance being to establish a process for achieving the action necessary to respond to climate change.


One of the key ways the Agreement does this is through the introduction of a model of voluntary 'nationally determined contributions', referred to as NDCs. NDCs publicly outline what post-2020 climate actions the signatory countries intend to take under the Agreement. For example, Australia's NDC includes reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26–28% below 2005 levels, and to do so by 2030.


While Australia was not obliged to ratify the Paris Agreement, not doing so could have risked isolating Australia from the other climate concerned states including its top trading partner, China. It is however feasible that a country that has ratified the Agreement could withdraw.


Having ratified the Paris Agreement, Australia is now legally bound to progressively increase its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, improve climate change adaptation, and provide climate finance

Oh my, Harry's new article.....

New Post Up !!

My guess is it contained the original Koran.

https://youtu.be/-1tKZ3flZZY

Has anyone blamed the Thai cave filling with water on carbon dioxide yet?

YouTube - Shock News. Tommy Robinson's Court Date Cancelled. Tommy Robinson's legal appeal has been postponed. The excuse ? The government's legal team say they are not ready. For the entire shocking story visit www.SaveTommy.com..........No surprise there then - says Winston.

Judas was a good guy, for filled God's plan to the letter
Didn't need anybody to correct the record after his death like same

Pauline Hanson talking immigration at 2GB

Very true.