Refugee Trauma: Australia’s Remorseless Detention Camp on Nauru

Originally posted on Counter Information:
Leaked Incident Reports By Dr. Binoy Kampmark Global Research, August 10, 2016 “Do I have to kill myself to go to Australia?” — Asylum seeker, Nauru, March 2, 2015 Human sensibility has been given another sound beating with the leak of 2,116 incident reports from Australia’s remorseless detention camp on Nauru.  The reports total some 8,000 pages covering the period of May 2013 to October 2015 and were published by the Guardian on Wednesday.[1] The newspaper notes that children are heavily, in fact “vastly over-represented in the reports” featuring in a total of 1,086 incidents despite making up only… Continue reading Refugee Trauma: Australia’s Remorseless Detention Camp on Nauru

I Love Guns

What a horribly inappropriate title for a blog post.  On a day such as it is…  Please bear with me. It’s true – I love guns.  I also fear them immensely. I’ve had the opportunity to ‘play’ with some guns at various junctures – L1A1, M-9, M-16, M-60, Steyr AUG (F88), blah, blah, blah. They are all marvellous devices.  Machining and engineering marvels.  Devastatingly efficient at what they were built to do.  An adrenaline buzz to hold and strip and clean and re-assemble.  And an unrivalled adrenaline super-rush to shoot. But they shouldn’t really even have to exist, for the … Continue reading I Love Guns

Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Originally posted on Counter Information:
November 15, 2015 “Information Clearing House” –  You don’t want to read this, and I take no pleasure in writing it, and no one really wants to hear it right now. But I believe it needs to be said. I join the world in grieving for the dead in Paris. I have grieved for the dead from 9/11 forward — the Australians who died in terror attacks on Bali in 2002, Londoners who died in terror attacks in 2005, the French citizens who died in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January of this year, the… Continue reading Paris: You Don’t Want to Read This

Free West Papua

Australia’s closest geographical neighbour is the world’s second-largest island, New Guinea.  The eastern half of this island is the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and the western half is West Papua, now consisting of two Indonesian provinces. In 1975, Papua New Guinea was declared independent after decades of overlapping German, British, and Australian administration, and the post-war union of the Papua and New Guinea territories in 1949. In the same year, The Dutch attempted to leave behind an independent West Papuan nation when departing the region after 149 years of colonial rule.  Indonesia, however, claimed rights of sovereignty over West … Continue reading Free West Papua

HOW MANY ENEMIES?

Originally posted on Tubularsock:
? Tubularsock was sitting in his top floor corner office in his underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA and pondering. How is it that the United States can keep all the wars going on for years and years and just not run out of enemies. How can we be so good at this and can’t seem to fix our own streets, roads and bridges? Is THIS what American Exceptionalism is all about? Being able to PREACH caring and peace by running undisciplined about the world kicking and screaming in reality about getting OUR own… Continue reading HOW MANY ENEMIES?

The Easy Way Is The Only Way To Go

Some time late in the 20th Century, a concept for corporate, social, and environmental responsibility, known as the ‘Triple Bottom Line’ emerged as the widely-preferred method for operating a business or organisation. The idea was to give equal importance to the profits or savings that could be made, the social impact or contribution that could be offered, and the environmental sustainability of the activity. It was, as stated previously, the ‘widely-preferred method’ for how to operate.  In hindsight, it seems we were all fooled by hippies, ne’er-do-wells, social workers, and naive dreamers, who were all probably communists. Economists, CEO’s and … Continue reading The Easy Way Is The Only Way To Go

MH17 Crash Analysis, by The Russian Union Of Engineers

I know…  This silly web-log thing here is not supposed to be a conspiracy site.  But, fuck it.  I’ve published more than one potential conspiracy and, well, why stop now?  What will be will be… NOTE: The contents of this post are almost entirely extracted from The Oceania Saker.  If you are interested in a concise and seemingly sensible explanation of how the MH17 disaster transpired, then you need to read the entire report (now almost a month old).  There is a video there too.  Follow the link above (or here) to read the summary and download the report from … Continue reading MH17 Crash Analysis, by The Russian Union Of Engineers

Rapture Machine

TRIGGER WARNING: This post pours boiling oil onto prophecy-believing Christians, Jews and Muslims, and all the fakes (politicians, lobbyists, captains of industry & religion, etc.) who are doing their utmost to artificially fulfill an ancient prophecy.  If you are offended by having your beliefs/faith challenged, then press your ‘Back’ button now!   If you were a bit crazy, or a bit led astray, you might believe some of those stories in the Bible (or similar tales from Torah, or Qur’an) that tell of the End Times, and the Revelation, and the Rapture (or similar devices in Torah, or Qur’an). If … Continue reading Rapture Machine

Convulsion Induction – RePost for #Ferguson

Non-Lethal Weapons seem like a great idea, and their proper development should probably be encouraged, in order to prevent unnecessary deaths from firearm use by law enforcement agencies.  But they are often abused, misused, or overused.  The concern escalates when corporate and institutional corruption are involved – where the stock price of the non-lethal weapon manufacturer is of higher importance than the suitability of the weapon or the safety of the individuals upon whom their non-lethality is unleashed. And that is the Shit that’s Gotta Stop.  Weasels in suits engaging in some mutually-beneficial back-scratching behind closed doors, or under oak … Continue reading Convulsion Induction – RePost for #Ferguson

Fluid Borders, Hell On Earth

It seems that, for better or worse, my earlier prediction about Iraq and Syria is coming true.  Well, most of it.  Unfortunately for the Kurdish peoples caught up in this, my assessment that they would be left alone or perhaps even supported by ISIS/ISIL/IS seems to be completely wrong (probably out of ignorance or naivety about their ‘relationship’ with the ISIS warriors, in addition to the idea that maybe ISIS would be busy enough with Syria and the rest of Iraq…). Iraq as a country would seem to teetering on the edge of oblivion.  Just today, Australia’s Prime Moron, Abbott, used the … Continue reading Fluid Borders, Hell On Earth