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Former PM Tony Abbott wants Martial Law

September 28, 2017

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Former PM Tony Abbott has been ordered by senior colleagues to ‘get a grip’ after suggesting the Army could invade the states which don’t expand natural gas production.

Mr Abbott called on his successor Malcolm Turnbull to invoke “defence powers”, telling The Gutter Trash the government could then take control over the management of resources from the states.

His drastic response to warnings of a possible gas shortage next year was an implied criticism of Mr Turnbull’s deal with three major gas suppliers yesterday to ensure potential exports would be used to protect the domestic market from gas scarcities.

The suggestion was immediately laughed off by his senior colleagues.

“No we’re not interested in a khaki solution,” Treasurer Scott Morrison said curtly today.

Another senior Government source said the move would be illegal.

“The Defence Powers are a wartime provision. There is no way the High Court would allow it to be used like that,” said the source.

The defence powers allow the Commonwealth to impose domestic new controls during wartime, such as rationing and price fixing.

They have never been seen as a means to control the market or other governments during peace time.

 

 

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End of the world still coming soon.

September 25, 2017
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The end of the world is still coming soon, Christian numerologists say — it was just postponed.

Saturday passed without the world coming to an end, but we’re not out of the woods yet.

The Doomsday writer who claimed that the world would end on Sept 23 now says it will end on October 21.

Christian numerologist David Meade predicted Sept 23 as the date a mysterious Planet X would collide with Earth based largely on verses and numerical codes in the Bible.

Meade said his prediction is based on ‘secret codes’ found in the Bible, specifically in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation. He said recent events, such as the solar eclipse and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, are omens of the approaching apocalypse.

The significant number is 33, according to Meade.

“Jesus lived for 33 years. The name Elohim, which is the name of God for the Jews, was mentioned 33 times [in the Bible],” he said. “It’s a very biblically significant, numerologically significant number. I’m talking astronomy. I’m talking the Bible…and merging the two.”

Sept 23 is also 33 days since the Aug 21 solar eclipse.

Meade has built his theory on the so-called Planet X, which is also known as Nibiru, which he says would pass Earth on Sept 23. This will cause volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and earthquakes, he said.

DOOMSDAY IS NOT ON SATURDAY AFTER ALL, WRITER SAYS AFTER PREDICTING END OF THE WORLD

However, the author has since clarified that October will be the month of “action” and “seven years” of war and disaster will begin Oct. 21.

“It is possible at the end of October we may be about to enter into the seven-year Tribulation period, to be followed by a Millennium of peace,” Meade told The Gutter Trash.

NASA said Planet X does not exist.

 

 

Religious discrimination works both ways.

September 7, 2017

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Perhaps one good thing that will come of this so-called “marriage equality debate” will be the realisation that religion has no place in a secular society, and finally I will stop having to ‘tolerate’ my so-called friends and relatives who believe in sky fairy nonsense (and seek to live their lives by it and impose those same ‘rules’ on others who don’t subscribe to those fanciful beliefs), in much the same way as they believe that this so-called ‘postal vote’ allows them licence to impose their ‘god sanctioned’ views on others. Pfft..!

At least we can dispense with the notion of ‘tolerance’ when you realise that most ppl who adhere to these ‘sky fairy’ scriptures would actually be institutionalised as ‘dilusional’ in the 21st century rather than holding sway over the equal rights of otherwise normal everyday citizens.

It’s about time logic was allowed to prevail over religious dogma. And it’s probably going to happen right about now.

In other words. “religious discrimination” – it works both ways, fuckers.

 

The battle for Marriage Equality gets Ugly

August 10, 2017
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Moderates fear this is the type of hate campaign religious zealots will resort to.

If this postal plebiscite ‘survey’ is allowed to go ahead it’s going to unleash a torrent of hate-speak sanctioned with government approval that’s unprecedented in Australia’s modern history.

The Turnbull government has already confirmed that customary protections against hate-speak have been abandoned for the purposes of this non-binding excursion into the depths of depravity and the usual suspects are already straight out of the starting blocks with Tony Abbott urging voters to get behind the ‘no’ campaign, ACL boss Lyle Shelton labelling children of same sex parents ‘the stolen generation‘ and Fred Nile slamming ‘same sex marriage’ an ‘abomination against god.’

 

And this is like only day two. Once these fuckers get organised it’s going to be a race to the bottom.

Turnbull may live to regret his decision to pursue this course of action, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten quite rightly slamming Turnbull’s capitulation to the religious fanatics in his party insisting that he will be held to account for the damage this will do to not just the LGBTIQ community but their families, extended families, and the broader community who are more inclined to appreciate the benefits that flow from a harmonious society rather than those who would seek to divide us..

Shorten rightly says that Turnbull will be personally responsible for “every hurtful bit of filth” unleashed by public debate on the same-sex marriage postal survey, and says that Labor will pull out all the stops and campaign for a “yes” vote.

An appeal has already been lodged with the High Court challenging the legitimacy of the ‘survey’ process, so the entire sorry sage may not even get off the ground.

Regardless of whether that transpires, it’s evidently clear that Turnbull has been an abject failure of a Prime Minister on so many levels from climate change to the NBN to ‘jobs and growth,’ healthcare and education, and this entirely preventable campaign of hate will be his most enduring legacy, not to mention the final nail in the coffin of perhaps the most ineffectual Federal Government in Australian history.

Internal War Erupts as the Liberals go Postal over Same Sex Marriage!

August 3, 2017

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The far right and marginally less far right of the Liberal Party are set to slog out the battle over same sex marriage at a meeting that’s been hastily convened by so-called “leader” Malcolm Turnbull.

The Canberra show down is set for Monday at 4:00pm.

Bizarrely, but perhaps not unsurprisingly, given his propensity to buckle under the slightest hint of pressure with the intestinal fortitude of a damp lettuce leaf, Talcum, as he is affectionately known amongst the velvet slipper and twin-set brigade of inner Wentworth, has decreed that he won’t actually participate in the meeting.

Instead he’ll leave the actual bloodletting to take place between Liberal moderates led by same sex marriage advocate Warren Entsch and the barely repressed rabid mongrels on the right spearheaded by Tony Abbott and Eric Abetz.

Leadership aspirant, and who we may as well call the Prime Minister anyway, given that the incumbent has more or less given up on the role, the always affable Peter Dutton has suggested that the whole thing go postal, a clever ruse to give those most likely to oppose same sex marriage – crusty old middle class Coalition-voting property owners – a greater sway in influencing the result.

Of course, the postal vote still carries the risk of being influenced by ‘public opinion’ or what’s commonly known as democracy, so plan B is to simply ignore the postal plebiscite should it not deliver the outcome the antediluvian homophobes are hoping for.

Which makes you wonder why a $40 million postal vote is being considered in the first place.

The fact that it’s supported by the likes of Dutton, Abetz and Abbott sends a clear signal that it’s designed to deliver a “NO” outcome.

Of course, the hilarity in all of this, has to be when former Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted earlier this week that a failure to deliver the plebiscite would be “breaking a pact with the electorate to honour an election promise.” Humour isn’t Abbott’s strong point but the irony was lost on him.

Since that brain fart, it’s been revealed that Abbott previously declared that the plebiscite was “dead, buried and cremated” when it failed to win parliamentary approval last time around. So it’s kind of odd, but not surprising, that he’s thrown his support behind it, given that the alternative is the shocking possibility that MPs could actually do what they’re elected to do and have a free vote in Parliament.

The whole thing’s spiralling out of control with senior sources telling The Gutter Trash that even if this issue can be settled and the moderates placated, the party will plunge headlong into another split, this time over energy and with the conservatives leading the revolt.

In the interim, I suggest investing in popcorn shares.

 

It’s a fucken Scandal that this isn’t a bigger fucken Scandal..!

August 1, 2017

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The following article is by John Birmingham and originally appeared at Fairfax

Pay TV?  We’re all paying for Foxtel – to the tune of $30 million.

It’s hard to believe, but it looks like the Turnbull government is going to get away with its $30 million backhander to Rupert Murdoch.

I know life comes at you fast these days, but it seems odd that the story of the undocumented grant to Foxtel is going to recede into the fog of winter.

That would be a shame. So let’s remind ourselves of this delicious little scandal before it disappears down the memory hole forever.

Less than two weeks ago the ABC made an FOI application for documents relating to a $30 million grant to Murdoch’s pay TV business.

The money, to be paid over two years, was to “support the broadcast of underrepresented sports … including women’s sports, niche sports, and sports with a high level of community involvement and participation”.

The socialist troublemakers at the ABC were presumably hoping to turn up some tasty little nuggets of information about how Murdoch might spend the money and how the decision was reached to fatten his wallet instead of, say, the ABC or SBS, which exist in part to do exactly this sort of work.

Foxtel is a large, wealthy private business, and it did just score a sweet 30 million, so it seems reasonable that they should explain what they intend to do with your money.

But they haven’t yet, and seem disinclined to do so any time soon.

The government, always keen to keep onside with the maximum Sith Lord, is likewise refusing to explain how it came to gift a media giant that doesn’t pay any tax, with a lazy 30 million dollars lifted from the back pockets of those long-suffering mug punters who do.

The Communications Minister Mitch Fifield mumbled that, “This was a decision of government, announced in the budget as part of the media reform package”, which is the equivalent of saying “This was a decision to give Rupert some money, announced in the budget as part of our plans to give Rupert some money.”

This just in … Rupe’s not short of a quid. Foxtel might be suffering from the arrival of much cheaper and arguably better streaming services such as Netflix and Stan, but the solution to that problem isn’t corporate welfare. It’s providing a better service at a reasonable price.

Given that Foxtel, like all Murdoch companies, is something of a black box – billions of dollars flow in, no discernible tax payments leak out – it’s unlikely we’ll ever know what became of that $30 million.

But it’s weird, don’t you think, that there’s not a single document anywhere in Canberra that explains how they came to trouser it in the first place.

 

 

At The Movies: War for the Planet of the Apes

July 31, 2017

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And here we have another scintillating installation in our sporadic series of home grown movie reviews specifically designed for the attention span challenged.

So yesterday The Gutter Trash went along to see the third instalment in the Planet of The Apes saga.

Caesar dies in the end.

The end.

3-stars

*Spoiler alert: This movie review may contain significant plot reveals.

 

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