what the Judge found …

What did the judge find? Drum roll:

So one former Labor prime minister had her renovations paid for with stolen money and did not tell the truth about it, and the man wanting to be the next Labor Prime Minister in all probability wanted it hushed up. So finds the royal commissioner.

And this is a story the ABC and many Canberra press gallery journalists refused for years to cover or take seriously.


Michael Smith is vindicated, and deserves an apology, from a lot of people.40159-6a0177444b0c2e970d01a511d377f1970c-pi e64dc-6a0177444b0c2e970d01a511b6dc8f970c-pi4e5fe-6a0177444b0c2e970d01a3fceaa35a970b-piMichael Smith and Bob Kernohan pictured. I’d suggest Bob should be compensated, and Smithy should sue.

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Union thieves, bullies, blackmailers and crooks … recommended they be charged with criminal offenses

Michael Smith has the details:

UPDATED – Trade Union Royal Commission interim report due for release today at 11.15AM







The crooks and liars are named, and charges are recommended. It’s a who’s who of Labor and the Unions


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climate religion defined …

From the land of flakes, fruit and nuts, some sanity:

‘Global-warming true believers are in denial’ – Warmists believe the ‘science has spoken’

Yes, someone (Debra Saunders) at the SF Chronicle, in a rare moment of clarity.

I have a theory as to why Americans don’t worry all that much about global warming: High-profile purveyors of climate change don’t push for reductions in greenhouse gases so much as focus on berating people who do not agree with their opinions. They call themselves champions of “the science” — yet focus on ideology more than tangible results.

Their language is downright evangelical. […]


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fudging the figures … cooling the past to warm the present

The adjustments that cause globull warming: If The Present Refuses To Get Warmer, Then The Past Must Become Cooler



2014 : Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis

2012 : Data.GISS: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis


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media’s biggest fail …

Extraordinary sacrifices at their ABC:


The terrible injustice continues:

He said other reporters who had worked for more than 10 hours covering the Martin Place siege were also targeted for redundancy.

More than 10 hours! What extraordinary dedication. Why, some of them may have even missed their aftrenoon yoga classes.

Shaking my head … and a missed story in the SMH. Continue reading

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big milestone for a Broome blog achieved … 200,000

A real milestone reached today …

200,000 page views.

Now, 200,027 views

Nearly 1,200 followers I thank especially, and hope to live up to your trust.

It’s taken … 7,824 Posts

While some of my favorite blogs get this in a day, or a week or a month, I am still ecstatic to get this far from a little ‘ole country town like Broome.

Thanks to all those who come here to see pindanpost, I will try to keep up the posts though I do have a big work load in helping get the indigenous business I consult for on a sound footing. Things have been proceeding along at a great pace, with yet another maintenance contract of a new public park starting this week.

A new playground is a feature, and all trees and shrubs are indigenous to the Kimberley, and supplied by our nursery. Other pics show our workers ‘doing it tough, a number of them are part of doing ‘Work for the Dole’ as a preliminary to jobs becoming available as the business expands.DSC01091 DSC01092 ??????????????????????????????? phone1 044 ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

Sturt's Desert Pea

Sturt’s Desert Pea


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ABC fails the journalism test … losers?

I hate having to tell ‘their’ ABC, but guys, it hasn’t warmed in 20 years (worst luck, I wish it would). That means you have little idea what you are talking about, just believe everything you are told if it fits the agenda. Why don’t you ask a few simple questions?

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the Port of Broome …

The Port of Broome is surrounded by a diverse and spectacular environment, despite attempts over the years to develop the area into a large industrial set-up. There are already inroads from the oil and gas sector to expand, including a recent amount of illegal land clearing.

Here are a few images from the area, including some dinosaur footprints, click to enlarge …

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christmas cheer …

Preparations for Christmas in Broome continue with trees decorated, and the local volunteer fire brigade teams spreading around streets giving out christmas cheer.

Here they take a well earned snack break …???????????????????????????????The annually, anonymously, decorated mangrove on the outskirts of Chinatown pictured, and a majestic Boab tree …??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????Yet another dark sky passing by to the North of Chinatown, mangroves are to the right of image …???????????????????????????????

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Greenpeace: We Spit on Your Sacred Spaces

Originally posted on NoFrakkingConsensus:

Desecrating cultural and religious monuments is normal Greenpeace behaviour.


screengrab from the BBC website (click)

Activism is about persuasion. It’s about using moral arguments to change people’s minds which, in turn, changes the world.

For moral arguments to be successful, we need to already inhabit the same approximate moral universe. Some things are sacred. The ends don’t justify the means. This isn’t rocket science, but apparently it’s news to Greenpeace.

In Peru, where a UN climate summit is currently taking place, the Ministry of Culture says Greenpeace activists have desecrated an important cultural monument.

The NazcaLines are a collection of approximately 300 figures etched into the Peruvian desert more than 1,500 years ago. In the words of vice-minister Luis Jaime Castillo, an archeologist by training, the figures

are absolutely fragile. They are black rocks on a white background. You walk there and the footprint is going to…

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