Posts tagged with "politics"
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:10:24 AM
In this book, Roger Mitchell traces what he calls the fall of the church right back to its legitimation by the Roman Empire in 300.
Describing what he calls the "subsuming of the transcendent by sovereignty" (or God's agenda being taken over by the world's agenda) Mitchell traces the ways in which the church through the ages has chosen power rather than the way of love. This manifests through the Crusades, the Inquisition, the murder of the Anabaptists during the Reformation, right through to the tele-evangelists and the religious patriotism of today.
The key to all of this is learning to die to ourselves and follow the Way of Jesus, that is through self-emptying and living for the sake of others.
This is a rather difficult book to read as Mitchell is an academic, but it is worth the effort for everyone struggling with how to engage the gospel in our culture.
Monday, October 21, 2013 11:06:28 PM
The ABC has been ferociously pushing the line that the current NSW bushfires are "unprecedented". Well I can remember a huge bushfire in the Pilliga about 20 years ago that was bigger then the fires currently burning in the Blue Mountains- long before the ABC was cpativated by the global warming faith. The difference was that far fewer people live in the Pilliga than in the Blue Mountains. That of course is also a key difference between now and much earlier but far greater bushfires.
Andrew Bolt has published a list of bigger and earlier bushfires.
The ABC is furiously promoting the NSW fires as “unprecedented” and evidence of the global warming that actually paused 15 years ago.
This morning Fran Kelly, host of ABC Radio National Breakfast, claimed there had never been bushfires in October and implicated global warming.
In fact, of 48 major bushfires in NSW between 1926 and 2006,11 occurred in October or earlier:
North-Western NSW: Bushfires – 01/09/84 deaths – 4
Western Sydney and Central Coast, NSW: 16/10/91 deaths – 2
Hunter Valley, NSW: 01/09/96
Central Coast/Hunter Valley/south coast. 15/08/96
NW NSW : Bush Fire 30/10/01
Sydney, NSW: Bushfires 09/10/02
Northern NSW: Bushfire 27/09/02
Central Coast, QLD/NSW: Bushfires 27/09/02
Cessnock, NSW: Bushfire 19/10/02 deaths – 1
NSW Bushfires 24/09/06
Bushfires: Sydney and South Coast, NSW 24/09/06
These fires are serious. But the scale of destruction is nothing likethe very worst we have faced:
Read the rest of this excellent article here
Thursday, October 3, 2013 3:54:40 AM
I didn't know our former PM had this power:
John Howard issued a memo after he won office in 1996, telling the bureaucracy to avoid what he felt was the American ''program'' in favour of the British ''programme''.
In fact, the English used ''program'' for hundreds of years - it appears in Shakespeare's works - and only switched en masse to ''programme'' in the 19th century. When Kevin Rudd came to power in 2007, he reversed the move.
From the SMH. Full article here
Thursday, September 5, 2013 12:03:18 AM
Rudd's anti-Christian outburst a pointer to Labor fall - Daily Christian news, views and magazine-style articles on issues impacting the world today
- Written by Andrew Bolt | Herald Sun, Melbourne
Labor won't win another election unless it learns from Kevin Rudd's astonishing performance on Monday's
Want to understand Labor's fall? Then watch the Prime Minister abuse a pastor for holding an opinion on same-sex marriage which Rudd shared only four months ago.
That Rudd also trashed the Bible – holy book of the faith he ostentatiously professes – made him seem even more cynical and unprincipled.
What a metaphor for Labor's six years in office.
Matt Prater, a New Hope Church pastor and Christian broadcaster, was in the ABC's Q&A audience and asked Rudd about his decision in May to support same-sex marriage.
Said Prater: “Most of the listeners and callers we have had in our radio station have been saying they won't be voting for you because ... you seem to keep chopping and changing your beliefs just to get a popular vote with regards to things like marriage.”
Rudd's reply was outrageous. He immediately painted Prater as a gay-hating bigot: “[People] are gay if they are born gay ... The idea that this is somehow an abnormal condition is just wrong ...
“If your starting point is that homosexuality is abnormal – I don't know if that's your view.”
Prater, who'd said no such thing, said his real objection to same sex marriage was that the Bible defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
“I'm just curious for you, Kevin, if you call yourself a Christian, why don't you believe the words of Jesus in the Bible?”
But having already slimed the pastor, Rudd, who likes to pose in front of his church, slimed his faith.
“Well, mate,” he sneered. “If I was going to have that view, the Bible also says that slavery is a natural condition.”
But the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Glenn Davies, says Rudd “misquoted the Bible” and was “profoundly wrong”. Aristotle, not the Bible, defined slavery as a natural condition.
As Canon Sandy Grant, senior minister at Wollongong's St Michael's Anglican Cathedral, pointed out, the Bible actually ranks “slave traders” among “the ungodly and sinful”.
Grant added: “I am appalled at how this national leader ... misrepresented the Holy Book of the faith he confesses on its teaching on one matter (slavery) to avoid its teaching on another matter (of marriage) ...”
But the Left-leaning Q&A audience applauded Rudd wildly for abusing the pastor and Christianity and the ABC's clip went viral, watched 330,000 times.
In fact, Rudd's rant perfectly illustrated how Labor has failed: how it confuses abuse with persuasion, Twitter for the public, fashion for substance.
Note how Rudd repeatedly made the pastor seem a bigot for holding an opinion Rudd himself held until last May.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:00:39 AM
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Suzannah Hardy is really, really worried that Tony Abbott might hurt Labor battlers like her:
THE actress mother hired to bag Tony Abbott in a negative Labor TV ad campaign actually lives with her parents, enjoying their gourmet food and wines, while whingeing about the price of Spanish handmade tiles.
Susannah Hardy is being paid by Labor to pretend she fears cutbacks from an Abbott government while, in real life, undertaking expensive renovations to her dream Sydney home, complete with a “stylish stainless steel dishwasher that only makes 42 decibels of noise"…
Her agent said yesterday Hardy, who also writes articles about kitchens and bathrooms for glossy home magazines, lives in Paddington, in Sydney’s leafy east.
Her posts on her blog reveal a woman who loves to live with style - rather than fretting about the number of nurses and teachers employed by governments like the hard-working mother she portrays in the attack ad. The 44-year-old boasted on her blog last weekend that her lawyer husband and their two daughters, aged 5 and 2, had been living with her parents for the past 10 weeks while undertaking renovations.
Why is it that Labor supporters, like Labor’s leader himself, are in truth nothing like they seem?
Full article here
Friday, August 16, 2013 2:33:36 AM
The media portray the gay "marriage" issue as being an inevitable fact. In fact it is far from being a fait accompli, and Christians should be lobbying their local Federal MP to make sure that they understand that there is a diversity of opinion on the issue.
I recently emailed my local member, Mark Coulton, encouraging to vote against any proposal for same sex "marriage."
I was pleased to get this reply this morning:
Thank you for your email regarding same sex marriage.
I don't believe the Marriage Act should be changed, and I intend to vote that way if such a Bill is introduced into the Parliament.
I appreciate you taking the time to contact me expressing your view on this issue.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:02:10 AM
I remember when the activists were saying they had no desire for gay marriage. Now it is as Mr Abbott says "the fashion of the moment" seized upon now as a touchstone of political correctness. Stuff society, we want what we want.
Tony Abbott says push to legalise same-sex marriage is 'fashion of the moment'
Barely a day after Tony Abbott triggered controversy by saying a female candidate had "sex appeal", the Opposition Leader has copped more criticism for describing same-sex marriage as the "fashion of the moment".
When asked about the issue of gay marriage on Sydney Radio 2SM this morning, Mr Abbott reiterated his view that marriage is between a man and a woman and discussed the importance of tradition in the debate.
"My idea is to build on the strength of our society and I support, by and large, evolutionary change," he said.
"I'm not someone who wants to see radical change based on the fashion of the moment."
Full story here
Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:15:18 PM
On Friday, PM Kevin Rudd announced the new deal for boat people. He said that they would be sent to PNG and would never be allowed into Australia.
The agreement between Australia and PNG does not state that. In fact it says that Australia will resettle those who are found to be genuine refugees.
Why does he think he needs to lie about his own policies?
Does he think that voters are stupid?
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:05:21 PM
- Federal Politics
- Political Opinion
You've been misled on boat people: Here are the facts
Julian Burnside July 18, 2013
Asylum seekers do not commit any offence by coming here, says Julian Burnside. Photo: Justin McManus
At present, both major political parties favour the use of punitive measures that theoretically stem the arrival of boat people. This theory supposedly creates the facade that if Australia purports a harsh enough regime, hypothetical arrivals will cease, seeking instead their chances with the Taliban. In any case, it's not the Australia we should strive for.
In the midst of this seeming solution, neither the government nor the opposition has considered the legitimacy or humanity of their approach. Neither has given the public an accurate and honest explanation, meaning they've instead been grievously misled by false statements and gross sensationalism by opposition immigration spokesman Scott Morrison, and most recently by Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr.
It's useful to start with a few basic facts: something which neither major party seems willing to do.
The debate about asylum seekers was poisoned from the beginning by the Howard government, which spoke ominously about “border control”, and referred to boat people as “illegals” and “queue-jumpers”. By that bit of dog-whistling, then-prime minister John Howard conveyed the idea that boat people were a risk to our community: that they had committed an offence by coming here and that they had behaved with some degree of moral obliquity.
Asylum seekers do not commit any offence by coming here. Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights every person has the right to seek asylum in any territory they can reach. It is a dismal reflection of the state of politics that Mr Morrison frequently refers to asylum seekers arriving by boat as “illegals”. He knows it is a blatant lie, but he also knows that it works.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:11:15 AM
Australia's politicians and its citizenry generally have a pretty poor approach to refugees.
I admit it's a terribly complex area and I find myself caught between contradictory thoughts.
I agree that we have to find a way of stopping people getting onto boats to make a very hazardous journey across treacherous seas in boats that are hardly seaworthy. If people are enticed to make that journey by our poor policies then surely we are culpable if they drown on the way.
On the other hand we must have a tight security policy to ensure that we don't import criminals and terrorists into the country in the guise of compassion.
If people can afford $15,000 to pay people smugglers then they are not the most needy people in any country. What is happening to those who can't afford to pay these outrageous fees?
However, the latest round of policy that says people arriving by boat will go to PNG is just despicable. Going to PNG for processing is one thing, but throwing them there for ever with no hope of coming to Australia is an abrogation of our responsibilities. What is PNG getting out of this? They clearly have no resources for supporting thousands of immigrants.
We need to always be alert when politicians talk abut economic refugees. Our beloved Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, earlier this week described people coming from Iran as "economic refugees" because they belong to the dominant racial or religious group. Really?
Iran is one of the most oppressive regimes in the world. They not only imprison, torture and kill christians, but also Muslims of non-Shia groups, and of course people who speak against the Government.
Sri Lanka, another source of boat people, is increasingly oppressing people of the minority Tamils. While the civil war is over, there is still systemic persecution of these people.
I don't know what the solution to all of this is. It is a complex issue, but just stopping the boats as people on both sides of politics are obsessed with doing, does not really do anything for a real refugee policy.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:18:33 PM
I am just gob-smacked by the total stupidity and incivility that is lashing our nation at the moment. Some call it the gender wars, others misogyny. I call it insanity.
It started with the Prime Minister's divisive call to women to support her because a vote for the Opposition was a vote for male supremacy and an end to abortion. The most bizarre part of that speech was the claim that the Opposition was dominated by men wearing blue ties as if blue ties were a scary instrument of torture.
Then we had the claim that at a fund-raising dinner, a candidate for Parliament had produced an offensive menu describing various parts of the Prime Minister's anatomy. It turns out that the offending menu had not been distributed at the event and the candidate had had nothing to do with its production. The restaurant owner had printed it for his own amusement.
Yesterday the army revealed that over 100 officers were being investigated over photos and emails that were denigrating to women.
And just when you think people cannot stoop any lower, a radio announcer in Perth asks the P.M. whether her boyfriend is gay because he's a hairdresser. I'm no fan of Julia Gillard, but that sort of disrespect to anyone let alone the leader of our Government is just beyond the realm of acceptable discourse.
A lot of this can be laid at the feet of the Prime Minister herself. I'm not suggesting that she is responsible for the gutter creeps that lurk in the military, nor for the behaviour of a radio announcer justified by her behaviour. But she has presided over a Government that is nasty, insulting and rude to its opponents. The lower they have sunk in the opinion polls, the worse they have got. Lacking decent policy or the competence to handle the national finances, all they have had is insults.
The infamous misogyny speech last year released the hounds. The Prime Minister personally attacked the Opposition Leader with accusations and insults that had no foundation in truth, but her cheer squad applauded her for being brave. Now she is reaping the harvest.
We desperately need a return to reasoned debate about policy in our Parliament. We need national leaders to talk about policy and issues not just insults.
It's too late for the current Government to learn new behaviour. We can just pray that after September 14th the new Government can lead by example and show the nation again how to be respectful to one another.
Friday, February 1, 2013 12:35:30 AM
The carbon tax that would never be introduced "in the Government I lead" was set at $23 per ton.
Last year Greg Combet, the Minister for Snarls, triumphantly announced that a deal had been done with the EU linking our Emissions Trading Scheme to theirs. The price by 2015 would be around $29.
Today Deutsche Bank is getting out of carbon trading with the price at $3.45 and falling. Also one of their executives in charge of carbon trading has been charged with corruption.
In New Zealand, praised by the Greens and Labor for their progressive action on climate change, the price for carbon is just NZ$2.45 (or about A$2).
At $23 the carbon price was not going to significantly change our energy production. At $4 it is like every other Green scheme ever- dead in the water.
Tony Abbott will have good reason to dismantle the whole sorry mess when he is elected in September- or whenever.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:45:18 AM
Normally I don't comment on politics in other countries. We really just don't get enough information to make any informed judgement.
Having said that, the re-election of President Obama proves conclusively that the so-called culture wars are over, and the evangelical right lost. The culture war was about taking the nation's political establishment and cultural leadership for Christ. Groups such as Focus in the Family and a lot of denominations spent millions of dollars and many many hours in trying to overcome the left-wing, anti-Christian bias in many parts of the media and the political parties.
The result of this is abject failure. Not only did the US electorate re-elect a President on a platform that gives open slather for abortion, several states voted for homosexual marriage and Colorado legalised recreational use of marijuana.
It's time for christians in the US to give up the culture wars and turn back to what Jesus told us to do- make disciples of all nations, love our neighbours and proclaim the Good News. This is where most of the West has been for several decades.
The fact is that in every Western democracy people are continuing to vote for what is comfortable and pleasant, for selfishness and individuality. The culture of individual rights is degenerating into a culture of lawlessness.For as long as christians are a minority this process is going to continue.
The church and other christian institutions no longer have a respected place in our society. People are just not listening to us any more.
What we need to do is become increasingly subversive- underground churches living radically for Jesus with no thought of prestige or cultural recognition, but rather looking for God's esteem. We live as if we really believe "In God we trust" and that the highest calling is to lead others to true faith in Christ.
Who knows? By these time-tested guerilla tactics we might in the long term win the culture wars by having so many people truly redeemed that their life choices are reflected in the ballot box, without any need to declare was on anyone.
Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:17:15 AM
The amazing double standards over free speech and free religion. The real problem today is that our political and cultural leaders have no firm values. They pander to Muslims, to all kinds of extremists but only out of fear for repercussions. You don't insult Mohommad becasue riots will ensue. But it's OK to villify christians because they know that there will be no violent repercussions. And becasue there is no underpinning moral commitment, both the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion are being relentlessly ground away.
WH Silent Over Demands to Denounce ‘Piss Christ’ Artwork
Sep 21, 2012
By Todd Starnes
Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.
“Piss Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”
The artwork debuted in 1989 and was funded through prize money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The art gallery hosting the retrospective salute to Andres Serrano is privately owned.
Religious groups and some lawmakers have already started sounding off – and making comparisons to the controversy over a recent anti-Muslim film. The low budget movie “Innocence of Muslims” sparked violent and deadly clashes across the globe.
It also brought strong rebukes, condemnations and apologies from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of administration officials.
The administration tried to have the film removed from YouTube – but Google rebuffed their request. The State Dept. spent $70,000 on a Pakistani television advertisement rebuking the film. And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff personally telephoned a Christian minister in Florida to ask him to withdraw his support of the film.
Rep. Michael Grimm (R, C-NY) wants to know why President Obama hasn’t denounced the exhibit and said he’s fed up with what he called the administration’s “religious hypocrisy.”
“The Obama administration’s hypocrisy and utter lack of respect for the religious beliefs of Americans has reached an all-time high,” Grimm told Fox News. “I call on President Obama to stand up for America’s values and beliefs and denounce the ‘Piss Christ’ that has offended Christians at home and abroad.”
So will the Obama Administration condemn the anti-Christian art display? Will they air a television ad denouncing the exhibit? Will the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ask the gallery to cancel the exhibit?
The White House did not return calls seeking comment. Neither did the Pentagon.
Read the rest of this article here
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 7:30:27 AM
I can't believe the absolute hypocrisy of our beloved leader PM Julia Gillard.
First she imposes a carbon tax that she promised right before the election she would not.
Then when the tax does the very thing that it is designed to do- raise the price of electricity- she blames state governments and tells them to fix the problem.
The average voter might be a mug, but we are not stupid.
How many sleeps before we get to turf out this duplicitous rabble?
Thursday, March 29, 2012 11:39:21 PM
Yay for the unions and the blind people on the political left. Don't they realise that the whole point of the uselss taxis to make us poor?
Andrew Bolt writes:
First these unions demanded useless global warming policies that would hurt their own members. Now, the fools, they want other taxpayers to save their members from the costs of what they’ve wrought:
UNIONS that championed the carbon tax are now seeking wage rises to compensate workers for higher living costs - alarming employers who fear the new tax will fuel the cost of production and labour.
The 39,000-strong Together union will factor in the cost of the carbon tax during enterprise bargaining negotiations with the Queensland government this year. Union secretary Alex Scott said the federal government’s $8 billion household compensation package would not offset the cost of the carbon tax for all workers from July 1.
“They are compensating 60 per cent of people for some of it,” he said yesterday. “That’s far from full compensation. We want to make sure we don’t go backwards in terms of cost of living.”
Together, an amalgamation of the Australian Services Union and the Queensland Public Sector Union, has members in the public service, including doctors and prison officers, as well as administrative staff in universities and airlines.
Friday, March 2, 2012 1:38:47 AM
I don't know if our Prime Minister has any concept of truth at all.
First she denies that she had any discussions at all with Bob Carr, then she claims it's all off and now today he's in the Senate and appointed as Foreign Minister.
I try to be respectful of our national leaders, but Julia "there will be no carbon tax under the Government I lead" Gillard continues to set new lows for lying and incompetence.
And of course Bob Carr is no better, having declared he had no interest in the position.
I am just disgusted at the lack of basic ethics.
From the ABC
Carr replaces Rudd as Foreign Affairs Minister
In a shock development, former New South Wales premier Bob Carr will take the coveted job of Foreign Affairs Minister in Julia Gillard's new-look frontbench, despite earlier this week saying he was not pursuing the job.
At the end of a turbulent week in federal politics, the Prime Minister announced the reshuffle, appearing at a Canberra press conference with Mr Carr by her side.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:13:39 PM
Just about every Australian would be aware of the interminable leadership squabbles in our Federal Government at the moment. In 2007 we elected a Labor Government led by Kevin Rudd. Two years into their three year term the powers that be in the Labor Party determined that Kevin Rudd was terminally unpopular and, for the first time in our history, removed a first-term Prime Minister from the leadership and replaced him with Julia Gillard. Rudd was given the consolation prize of Foreign Minister to keep him happy and quiet.
A few months later she went to an election and narrowly scraped in with a minority government requiring the support of independents to stay in office.
Since that time there has been constant speculation of a Rudd come back with almost daily a new new story about the latest machinations. The Labor Party's popularity has been stuck at about 35% with no real hope of re-election.
So a leader who rose to power by knifing her rival is beset by continual undermining.
Not only that, she went into the election campaign making numerous promises including "there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead" and a commitment to christians to keep marriage defined as between one man and one woman. The carbon tax promise was ditched within days of the election and the Labor Party voted to make homosexual "marriage" a part of their platform.
It is hardly surprising that our Prime Minister is perceived to be a liar and untrustworthy.
The Bible speaks of reaping what we sow. Every farmer knows that if you plant wheat you get wheat, if you plant cotton you get cotton. The same process happens in the personal level also. If you live by deception it will ensnare you, but if you sow honesty, integrity will surround you.
The tricky part about this is that we see the law at work in others but it is much harder to see it at work in our own lives.
So, what are you sowing in your own life? What will its harvest be?
Monday, January 30, 2012 12:13:01 AM
It's been popular over the last few years for people with a grievance to demand apologies from people in power- regardless of the history of the matter, the relationships of those giving the apology to those who caused the offence or the intentions of the policy being repented of.
The big "Sorry" from PM Kevin Rudd for the "oppression" of our aboriginal people was meant to be a big step forward for reconciliation.
So on Australia Day, when a staffer from the PM's office played Chinese whispers with an aboriginal union official about what the Opposition Leader said about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and prompted a near-riot, you would expect someone somewhere would be rushing to say "Sorry", regardless of their role or otherwise in the affair.
If you missed the news over the last few days because you were too busy watching the tennis, this is a summary of what happened:
- Tony Abbott was asked if on the 40th anniversary of the tent embassy it was still relevant. He replied that in the light of the changed to aboriginal issues over the last few decades maybe it had outlived its usefulness and it might be time to move on from that
- A member of the PM's staff passed on a summary of this to an aboriginal union member who was at the tent embassy and that Tony Abbott was at a function just down the road
- The crowd was told that Tony Abbott wanted to pull down the tent embassy and as a result a mob descended on the restaurant where Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott were presenting awards to fire fighters and other essential service personnel
- Security people decided they needed to evacuate the PM and Opposition Leader
- The next day, some of the more vocal aboriginal activists conducted a very offensive flag-burning demonstration outside Parliament House.
The initial reaction of the media was to lay the blame at Abbott's feet, because as he wryly pointed out a couple of days before, he is to blame for everything that happens. He was verballed and misquoted by numerous outlets as saying the Tent Embassy should be removed.
Over the few days since there has been a lot of blame- the PM's staffer, the police, the media, white people in general.
But not one "Sorry" from the people involved. No, they are complaining "We were set up"- as if they had no responsibility for anything.
Not one "Sorry" from the moderate activists to apologise for the excesses of their brethren.
No "Sorry" from the media for inflaming the situation with their smears of the Government.
Above all no "Sorry" from the PM- although we would expect that. There was a time in the Westminster system when a minister was responsible for the activities of their department and their staff, but this Government never takes responsibility for anything.
In a true reconciliation, where mature people are involved, apologies flow both ways.
If you only ever demand the other person admits fault that is an abusive relationship.
It's time for the activists involved to stop blaming the white politicians for all their problems and start taking responsibility for their own actions. That's what grown-ups do.
We need to hear some apologies form the hot-heads who embarrassed our nation on Australia Day and from those who treat our national symbols with total contempt. We need to hear apologies from those who claim to represent indigenous people and stand idly by while the extremists make fools of them all.
Then maybe we can move forward in genuine reconciliation.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:42:31 AM
Three Australian men boarded a Japanese whaling vessel this week to protest against whaling. They were promptly arrested and threatened with being sent to Japan for trial.
The problem with that plan was the season is just getting underway and the vessel was not going to abort its mission. That would leave a boat with three unwanted pirates onboard and the Japanese and Australian Governments with an irritation for the next few months.
A bit of whining and diplomacy and the whalers agree to hand them over to Australian authorities at some stage when it's possible to get an Australian ship to the whaling fleet hundreds of kilometres offshore.
What amused me was that the group behind these blokes, called Forest Rescue and we all know how whaling damages those ocean forests, said this "These people play the game hard and we are going to play hard also."
Yeah right. Play hard, and then whine to the Government when you lose so they can rescue you.
That's the Australian way I guess.Especially for environmentalists with names like Panda Broad (true story).
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