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    [QUOTE=David Guyatt;99437]What a pratt he is.
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    DC sure is the pratt, or as i like to call him, a 'dc'. Thing is tho', imagine someone wanted you to think he was a pratt, so they 'whispered' another footy team in his mind when he was talking, and he followed-thru'; you'd think he was a pratt, but he'd been slighted, and you'd been conned. THAT, is the way of ELF microwaves, or whatever the hell the mindmachine is, and that's why they call themselves 'der gotts', because with the wave of a feather, ppl can 'die'.
    You should read my most excellent and an exclusive-every-day blog, yer 'nana. >facepalms< sometimes I feel I'm just banging my sodding head against a wall...
    [SIZE=1]Martin Luther King - "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
    Albert Camus - "The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion".
    Douglas MacArthur — "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
    Albert Camus - "Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear."[/SIZE]

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    Default Ozballs

    Here is an appropriately king-sized pair from a former DG of ASIO, showing that some of the most senior spooks really are as thick and dishonest as they sound, as exposed by James O'Neill:

    Australia's Foreign Policy: Time for a Re-think

    http://journal-neo.org/2015/08/29/au...for-a-rethink/

    On Hiroshima Day this year the recently retired Director-General of Australia’s premier spy agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO), Mr David Irvine, addressed a meeting organized by the Griffith University (Brisbane) Asia Institute. The talk was billed as a reflection on Mr Irvine’s 45 years in the public service and on the basis of that experience how he perceived the future.

    With his considerable foreign policy background as a senior diplomat prior to heading up ASIO, and freed from many of the constraints of government service, it could have been an opportunity for a frank analysis of Australia’s foreign policy, past and future.

    Instead, Mr Irvine’s analysis, while erudite and informed, demonstrated the huge disconnect between the government/public service view of the Asia Pacific region and the realities of the geo-politics in the Asia Pacific region in the post World War 2 era. Three of the topics canvassed by Mr Irvine illustrate this point clearly and I will discuss each of them briefly.

    Mr Irvine asserted that the United States, notwithstanding what he obliquely acknowledged as some of the perils of great power hubris in a unipolar world, had been the major guarantor of ‘peace and stability’ in the Asia-Pacific region since 1945.

    That claim does not withstand scrutiny. The fallacy of the argument may be seen for example in the US’s attitude to China in the past 70 years.

    When the revolutionary government of Mao Tse Tong took power in China in 1949, the Nationalist regime of Chiang Kai Shek fled to what was then called Formosa, a Chinese island off the coast of the Chinese mainland.

    Chiang was able to maintain the fiction that he represented China because the American Navy patrolled the strait between Formosa and China. The then naval superiority of the US prevented the final overthrow of the Chiang dictatorship.

    Over the succeeding 23 years the Formosa Strait was one of the most volatile and potentially dangerous areas in the world. This military support for the Chiang dictatorship was matched by political support, with the Republic of China, as the Formosa regime became known, holding China’s permanent Security Council seat. This manifest absurdity, loyally supported by Australia, was not rectified until the dying days of the Nixon administration in the early 1970s. When the Australian Opposition leader Gough Whitlam went to China in 1972 to explore normalization of Australia’s relationship to the People’s Republic in the event that Labor won the 1972 election, he was attacked by then Prime Minister William McMahon for his “disloyalty” to the American position. McMahon was unaware that at the time of his attack on Whitlam, Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was also secretly visiting China aiming to normalize relationships. The Americans had clearly not thought fit to advise their closest ally in the Asia Pacific region of the fundamental shift in their foreign policy.

    A second illustration that casts serious doubt on the “peace and security” hypothesis advanced by Mr Irvine was the 1954 Geneva Accords, which concluded the long battle of the Vietnamese people to achieve independence from their French colonial masters. The Accords provided for the holding of a national election in Vietnam, which would in the ordinary course of events, have lead to a national government of Vietnam. The Americans refused to allow the holding of the election in the southern part of the country, no doubt because the Northern leader Ho Chi Minh would almost certainly have won. The country was therefore divided into a North and South section, in a manner identical to the post war division of Korea and for the same reasons: maintaining an American foothold in the region and opposing the spread of “communism”.

    From 1954 to 1975 the Americans supported a succession of dictatorial regimes in the South. A build-up of US military “advisers” in the South had begun under Eisenhower. When his successor President Kennedy signed a National Security Action Memorandum in 1963 providing for the withdrawal of US troops after the 1964 Presidential election, he undoubtedly contributed to the reasons for his assassination in November of that year. The architects of that assassination were the same military-industrial-intelligence-financial forces that are the effective arbiters of US foreign policy, then as now.

    Immediately after Kennedy’s assassination President Johnson rescinded the order for the withdrawal of US troops. In 1964 the wholly manufactured Gulf of Tonkin incident gave Johnson the excuse to wage all out war on the North of Vietnam. That was to cost over two million Vietnamese lives, destroyed Vietnamese infrastructure, and left a lasting ecological disaster from the use of Agent Orange and other toxic substances. Among the many atrocities was the large-scale assassination program carried out in the South under the codename Operation Phoenix under which at least 40,000 suspected opponents of the southern regime were murdered.

    The Australian government enthusiastically supported that war and made a significant contribution with troops and other forms of military assistance. Former Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt infamously proclaimed “all the way with LBJ”, a perfect encapsulation of Australian subservience to US foreign policy. Quite how that war was a “major contribution to peace and stability” is elusive. The devastation was wrought not only on Vietnam, but also Laos and Cambodia, the latter two countries never officially part of the war, but that was insufficient to protect them from being bombed to a greater extent than suffered by Europe in World War 2.

    In 2001 following the events of 11 September of that year, the United States, again with the enthusiastic support of its Australian ally, invaded Afghanistan, ostensibly because the Taliban government of Afghanistan was sheltering Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

    That war and occupation continue to the present day. The huge lie upon which it was based has never been part of the official Australian discourse. The official justification for Australia’s involvement has morphed from ‘combatting terrorism’ to ‘bringing democracy and human rights’ to Afghanistan, to a sheepish withdrawal claiming ‘mission accomplished’ when the reality on the ground demonstrates that is at best a delusion.

    With the death of bin Laden, most likely from natural causes in late 2001, even the flimsy excuse provided by that former CIA asset for the invasion disappeared. The real reasons for the Afghanistan invasion and occupation have never formed part of the official Australian foreign policy discourse. They have a great deal to do with Afghanistan’s crucial geographical location viz a viz the Caspian oil and gas resources. We now know for example that the decision to invade Afghanistan was made in July 2001 when the Taliban government awarded a critical pipeline deal to the Argentinian company Bridas, a contract immediately cancelled by the US after the invasion.

    Afghanistan is also a convenient staging post for Operation Cyclone, a program commenced in the 1980s using Pakistani training camps and Saudi money. With the assistance of bin Laden, a Saudi fundamentalist whose family had close ties with the Bush family in the US, the program trained Islamist insurgents for infiltration into the Muslim majority republics of the then Soviet Union surrounding the Caspian Sea and into the Muslim population areas of western China. The aim then, as now, was to foment destabilization in those areas as a means of promoting “regime change” among governments unwilling to accept US hegemony.

    Today, Russia and China are prime targets of destabilization and “containment”, another euphemism for preventing any challenge to US hegemony. A map of US military bases on the Russian and Chinese peripheries emphasizes the point.

    Afghanistan also produces 93% of the world’s heroin, the production of which has flourished under American occupation. As Peter Dale Scott, Alfred McCoy and others have amply demonstrated, heroin sales are a major source of funding for clandestine US operations throughout the world. Mr Irvine made no mention of any of this in his presentation, and indeed the subject of US involvement in the international drug trade is a non-topic as far as the Australian media are concerned. Given the enormous damage that heroin does to individual lives again it is difficult to reconcile drug trafficking on a major scale with the maintenance of ‘peace and security’ in the region.

    Mr Irvine did however refer to the tragedy of large-scale refugee problems. Again, the disconnect between cause and effect was apparent. The largest flows of refugee migration in recent years, both in absolute numbers and as a proportion of their populations, include the following: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Syria. Yemen is likely to join that benighted list sooner rather than later.

    Their common denominator has been that they are the victims of US aggression, whether through bombings, invasions, occupation or general destabilization. It is little wonder that millions of their people have fled; often taking extraordinary risks to seek refuge elsewhere in the world. A comparative handful of this massive flow has endeavoured to make landfall in Australia. As a comparison, more refugees have landed in Italy and Greece (180,000) from North Africa and the Middle East this year alone than have reached Australia in total in the past twenty years.

    Mr Irvine rightly deplored the problems created by uncontrolled refugee flows, but again failed to address one of the major root causes: the very same policies that he says were the major contribution to ‘peace and stability’ in the Asia Pacific region since World War 2. Again, there is complete resistance to the idea that notions of cause and effect should be debated in this context.

    These same policies are closely linked to the scourge of international terrorism, another of Mr Irvine’s themes. The drumbeat of fear over terrorism has contributed handsomely to the ASIO budget in recent years. It is less than surprising that people might react to the invasion and destruction of their countries by retaliating through asymmetrical warfare. But that is only part of the equation and the only part that is tacitly acknowledged in Australian foreign policy discourse. (Not that it has lead to any dissent from the US policies that are responsible for a large part of the problem in the first place).

    The other part of the equation that is entirely missing from the national dialogue is the use of terrorism as an instrument of state policy. There is a well-documented history of the US creating, fomenting, supporting and otherwise utilizing terrorism for its own policy ends. ISIS is only the latest manifestation of this policy. The original Gladio operations were European based, but the aforementioned Operation Cyclone and the current Gladio B operations throughout Asia are in the same tradition.

    In short, it is insufficient, as Mr Irvine did, to refer to the problems without acknowledging western culpability, including Australia, in the creation and continuation of these problems. The dirty secret is that we are largely responsible for the very behavior that our political leaders condemn.

    Rather than characterizing the US as the guarantor of ‘peace and security’ in the Asia Pacific region, a much more realistic view would be one that is encapsulated in the late Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser’s book, aptly titled ‘Dangerous Allies.’

    The imperatives of the 21st century demand a more sophisticated, subtle and nuanced foreign policy for Australia. Being the ‘Deputy Sheriff’ to the US in the Asia Pacific is not a policy designed to advance Australia’s long-term vital interests. The shedding of illusions and false narratives would be a very good place to start.
    James O’Neill, an Australian-based Barrister at Law, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
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    "There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

    Joseph Fouche

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    Blimey! Saying that the US a "guarantor of peace and security" is like saying Dracula was a caring Phlebotomist.

    I can't think of any other nation throughout history that has done more to extend war, mayhem, genocidal murder and distress around the planet than the US. And all to maintain it's economic dominance.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    Blimey! Saying that the US a "guarantor of peace and security" is like saying Dracula was a caring Phlebotomist.
    ...
    I believe, from my simplistic mind, the intention of 'guarantor' comments such as above was for the benefit of citizens of the USofA AND it's allies only.

    Down here in the peanut gallery, it seems as though others gave the US the role of world's policeman (which, I grant, was probably sold abroad by the US alphabet agencies, executive branch and the state department and of course the Wall Street Bankers) a role which most American citizens abhor! And rightfully so. Our foreign policy sucks and has so for decades, perhaps the past few centuries.

    edit: typos -- some of them

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    Default Bradyballs

    Total balls:

    "Everybody has a preference. Some guys like them round. Some guys like them thin. Some guys like them tacky. Some guys like them brand new. Some guys like old balls."

    A complete philosophy of balls in six sentences.

    "There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

    Joseph Fouche

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    Default Total Bollocks From MI5

    The latest bout of complete and utter balls from the UK's head Orangeman prompted this rejoinder from Craig Murray.

    I must confess to being unsure who serves up the most perfect balls on a regular basis, the Orangemen (MI5) or the Charlatans (MI6). Doubtless this clash of the titans would make an entertaining BBC quiz show, as guest panellists weighed one set of balls against another. The Charlatans' dodgy Iraq dossier would likely tip the scales. Or even break them.

    Total Bollocks From MI5

    By Craig Murray

    17 September 2015

    http://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archiv...ocks-from-mi5/

    In the last decade, now 7/7 has dropped out of this statistic, only one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. Let me repeat that. In the last decade, one person has been killed in the UK by an Islamic terrorist attack. That unfortunate death was Lee Rigby.

    Rigby’s tragic murder illustrated how easy it is for terrorists to commit an outrage. Two very disorganised Nigerian nutters murdered him with knives. Unfortunately, if a couple of nutters decide to go at someone on the street, they have a high chance of success.

    Which is why you would have to be a lunatic actually to believe MI5’s repeated claims during the last decade that there are thousands of dedicated terrorists out there, fanatical determined and organised, but in a decade of constant effort they have succeeded in killing nobody else. There were, MI5 claim, six actual terrorist plots this year but fortunately MI5 saved all of us.

    If you believe MI5’s stories, there are two possibilities. The first is that we have security services of a quite incredible efficiency, able to foil random terrorism, generally regarded as near impossible. The second is that we have thousands of dedicated terrorists of such incredible ineptitude that they can’t manage to kill anybody, even when they could choose any random undefended target in the entire UK and any method from knives to poison to hit and run to shooting to bombs, and don’t mind losing their own lives in the attempt. We have rubbish terrorists.

    There is of course a third possibility – that these thousands of dedicated terrorists and these scores of foiled plots in the last decade were inventions, or at least the grossest exaggerations, by the security services. A number of fantasists have indeed been convicted and jailed. But the only, single, potential attacker in recent years who actually possessed a viable bomb was a British army soldier with a hatred of Muslims. And naturally he was not counted as nor convicted as a terrorist. Terrorists are Muslims.

    The famous “liquid bomb plot”, in which it eventually transpired, unreported by mainstream media, that there were in fact no bombs and no plane tickets and the suspicious chemical found in baby bottles was Milton sterilising solution for baby bottles, is perhaps the best example.

    But of course, lots of people are convicted of terrorism. Indeed law after law has stretched the definition of terrorism so far that I am almost certainly guilty of it just by publishing this blogpost. Meanwhile the Government is concentrating on bullying universities and students to ban speakers who say exactly the kind of thing I am writing here, speakers who protest against the detention and harassment of Muslims, and the continued policy of bombing Muslim countries and killing civilians.

    Because there is almost no Islamic terrorism in the UK. It is virtually non-existent. It is not the true reason the corporate state wants ever more surveillance power, ever more restriction on freedom of speech and even, in universities, freedom of thought. Do not be fooled. Fight back.
    "There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

    Joseph Fouche

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    Another great blog by Craig Murray.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Default Americanballs

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Rigby View Post
    Total balls:

    "Everybody has a preference. Some guys like them round. Some guys like them thin. Some guys like them tacky. Some guys like them brand new. Some guys like old balls."

    A complete philosophy of balls in six sentences.

    I am delighted to report that The War on Balls is being taken literally by more than one American, giving rise to what is unquestionably the headline of the year so far:

    Meth User Shoots Self In Scrotum While Trying To Save Neighbors From ‘Mexicans In Trees’

    http://freakoutnation.com/2015/09/me...cans-in-trees/

    A Washington state man (not pictured) shot himself in the groin while on a two-day methamphetamine binge. Martin Eugene Hoyer, 51, kicked in a neighbor’s door to rescue her from hallucinatory “Mexicans,” according to authorities.

    Hoyer’s handgun in his waistband discharged, sending a bullet through his lower abdomen and into his scrotum, according to police.

    Hoyer is charged with first-degree assault, felony harassment and four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, the Yakima Herald reports.

    Before kicking his neighbor’s door in, police say Hoyer first threatened a female neighbor with the .45-caliber Taurus revolver, pointing it at her through the picture window of her apartment at around 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 13.

    Hoyer explained to investigators that he heard through an air vent “a bunch of Mexicans and white guys” plotting with his neighbor to steal his truck and cash.

    According to the neighbor-victim, Hoyer stood outside her apartment armed with the revolver, aimed it at her through the window and threatened to shoot her for planning to rob him.

    Hoyer continued to tell police that he saw “Mexicans in the trees” outside his apartment complex “getting ready to jump out and attack him,” and added that two more “Mexicans” went to a second neighbor’s apartment to urge her to open Hoyer’s door so they could rob him.

    So the meth user went to his downstairs neighbor’s apartment with the pistol in his waistband to “save” her from the “Mexicans,” but when he raised his leg to kick the door, the firearm went off.

    After the downstairs neighbor heard banging at her door, she opened it only to hear a loud bang with Hoyer falling to the ground saying, “Ow.”

    Police arrived on the scene and found Hoyer walking from his apartment to his truck, with a gunshot wound.

    Hoyer was transported to a local hospital where they found a bullet had propelled directly downward into his scrotal region, where it lodged.

    But this isn’t the first time Hoyer has been shot.

    Another projectile was discovered in his body, but according to Hoyer, it was from a previous incident. We’re sure that’a s good story, too.

    Hoyer has had a busy life, with four prior felony convictions.

    He told police he smoked about $50 worth of meth that day, and another $50 supply the previous day.

    Police searched his home and discovered two .45-caliber revolvers, a rifle and ammunition, plus small amounts of methamphetamine, according to reports.

    Hoyer is being held on $50,000 bail.

    During the last few days, men have been shooting their manly bits and we have no idea why. A Brooklyn man shot himself in the groin.
    Truly exceptional.
    "There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

    Joseph Fouche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Rigby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Rigby View Post
    Total balls:

    "Everybody has a preference. Some guys like them round. Some guys like them thin. Some guys like them tacky. Some guys like them brand new. Some guys like old balls."

    A complete philosophy of balls in six sentences.

    I am delighted to report that The War on Balls is being taken literally by more than one American, giving rise to what is unquestionably the headline of the year so far:

    Meth User Shoots Self In Scrotum While Trying To Save Neighbors From ‘Mexicans In Trees’

    http://freakoutnation.com/2015/09/me...cans-in-trees/

    A Washington state man (not pictured) shot himself in the groin while on a two-day methamphetamine binge. Martin Eugene Hoyer, 51, kicked in a neighbor’s door to rescue her from hallucinatory “Mexicans,” according to authorities.

    Hoyer’s handgun in his waistband discharged, sending a bullet through his lower abdomen and into his scrotum, according to police.

    Hoyer is charged with first-degree assault, felony harassment and four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, the Yakima Herald reports.

    Before kicking his neighbor’s door in, police say Hoyer first threatened a female neighbor with the .45-caliber Taurus revolver, pointing it at her through the picture window of her apartment at around 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 13.

    Hoyer explained to investigators that he heard through an air vent “a bunch of Mexicans and white guys” plotting with his neighbor to steal his truck and cash.

    According to the neighbor-victim, Hoyer stood outside her apartment armed with the revolver, aimed it at her through the window and threatened to shoot her for planning to rob him.

    Hoyer continued to tell police that he saw “Mexicans in the trees” outside his apartment complex “getting ready to jump out and attack him,” and added that two more “Mexicans” went to a second neighbor’s apartment to urge her to open Hoyer’s door so they could rob him.

    So the meth user went to his downstairs neighbor’s apartment with the pistol in his waistband to “save” her from the “Mexicans,” but when he raised his leg to kick the door, the firearm went off.

    After the downstairs neighbor heard banging at her door, she opened it only to hear a loud bang with Hoyer falling to the ground saying, “Ow.”

    Police arrived on the scene and found Hoyer walking from his apartment to his truck, with a gunshot wound.

    Hoyer was transported to a local hospital where they found a bullet had propelled directly downward into his scrotal region, where it lodged.

    But this isn’t the first time Hoyer has been shot.

    Another projectile was discovered in his body, but according to Hoyer, it was from a previous incident. We’re sure that’a s good story, too.

    Hoyer has had a busy life, with four prior felony convictions.

    He told police he smoked about $50 worth of meth that day, and another $50 supply the previous day.

    Police searched his home and discovered two .45-caliber revolvers, a rifle and ammunition, plus small amounts of methamphetamine, according to reports.

    Hoyer is being held on $50,000 bail.

    During the last few days, men have been shooting their manly bits and we have no idea why. A Brooklyn man shot himself in the groin.
    Truly exceptional.
    Love our Brit brethren! LMFAO!

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    Default More Yankballs

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Rigby View Post
    Total balls:

    "Everybody has a preference. Some guys like them round. Some guys like them thin. Some guys like them tacky. Some guys like them brand new. Some guys like old balls."

    A complete philosophy of balls in six sentences.

    Here are some more balls from an American, and not just any American either - these are Pentagonianballs.

    Balls, traditionally, of course, have been considered spheres of propagation.

    No longer.

    Commenting on Boris's de facto creation of a no-fly zone over some (or all) of Syria, the improbably named General Breedlove overturned centuries of received wisdom, calling the result a "sphere of negation."

    An unquestionably exceptional redefinition, I think you'll agree.

    Source: The splendidly entitled piece, Russia does not discriminate between the different shades of 'crap' (terrorists)

    http://fortruss.blogspot.co.uk/2015/...e-between.html
    "There are three sorts of conspiracy: by the people who complain, by the people who write, by the people who take action. There is nothing to fear from the first group, the two others are more dangerous; but the police have to be part of all three,"

    Joseph Fouche

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