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Geoff Crocker
Harden NSW Australia
COLUMNIST. Just one man's opinion, neither right nor wrong!
Interests: Life.
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Menzies House regrets lengthy production problems that are beyond its control. Rectification is close at hand with a new and exciting site. In the meantime, articles in line with Menzies House ideology may be read at Morningmail.org We appreciate your readership and understanding. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Menzies House
Thanks AE. I'm out of practice. GC.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2013 on Bishop stands firm for Australia at Menzies House
So, you are Milmoss today? Bishop's firm stand in Beijing must stick in your craw. Read the article on front page.
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2013 on When hatred blinds its sufferers at Menzies House
Contrary to the dreams of a multi-name troll on the previous post, Julie Bishop is maintaining Australia's determination to govern itself and stop kowtowing to double standard bullies. GC.Ed.@L. Julie Bishop stands firm in diplomatic spat with China Beijing: Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has held firm in the face of an unconventionally strong protest from Beijing over the federal government’s position on China’s newly-declared air defence zone in the East China Sea, insisting Australia ‘‘should never be afraid to stand by our values and our views’’. Read more: SMH Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Menzies House
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C haucer—not the great one born in 1343—writes more about the Indonesia/Australia spying revelation that is no revelation to the worldly. The resultant mistrust, however, and deep resentment toward the ABC and its director Mark Scott, is put into a perspective by exposing further collateral damage caused by those who seek to punish the Abbott government for a decisive victory at the polls. Patriotic and decent Australians can only hope that the damage done to international reputations was an oversight by the zealots and was not a future template of a mind devouring hatred seemingly beyond reclamation. GC.Ed.@L. “Pathetic”, describes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Menzies House
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EXCLUSIVE: by Bertel Torsten in Canberra Perhaps the greatest military strategist of the ancient world was Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who famously crossed the Alps—elephants and all—in 218 BC and invaded Italy routing Roman armies and never loosing one significant battle for fifteen years. He was recalled to Carthage in 203 BC to defend the city state against the vengeful Romans but met with complete disaster and the ancient Mediterranean power was smashed to smithereens. It was said of Hannibal that he won the battles but lost the war. Much of the same could be said of Kevin Rudd. His... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Menzies House
A FEDERAL politician has taken a swipe at the objectivity of ABC journalists, questioning whether taxpayers should continue to fund the national broadcaster. Queensland Liberal senator Ian Macdonald told the upper house on Thursday he faces an increasing number of queries from constituents about when the ABC will be privatised. "Quite clearly the ABC ... its news broadcasts, its television broadcasts, are no longer in the way of dissemination of fact," Senator Macdonald said. Presenters are offering their own opinions to viewers, he said. Read more: Geelongadvertiser.com.au Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Menzies House
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D uring the 1960s and 1970s Aussies developed a rite of passage. It was a sort of walk-about, a Pied Piper compulsion to explore the world. The curious were beckoned to new horizons beyond the isolated realm of the antipodes that still suffered the stigma of exclusion from the cultures—the affectation of European superiority. Aussie pilgrims trekking the northern hemisphere soon learned that the word “Australia” invoked admiration and respect in general. “Very brave, very good soldiers,” was the usual epithet respectfully fielded by those nations we went to visit, to observe and to further understand our heritage and that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Menzies House
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My intention was as you say Allan. I thought the article was self-explanatory through the eyes of a conservative.
Indonesia is playing political games with Australia. It seems their vindictiveness looms as punishment for what ever suits them. Have we not kowtowed to the wretches for long enough? While they spend billions on tanks, jet fighters and an array of weaponry, we still give them $600 million to boot. Are we just a bunch of grovellers who can't say, "INDONESIA GO TO HELL? Don't miss the comments. GC.Ed.@L. Source: The Jakarta Globe Indonesia and Australia were locked in a stand-off Friday after an Australian vessel went to the aid of an asylum-seeker boat off Indonesia’s main island of Java... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Menzies House
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by Peter Hannam SMH Environment Editor What if all the ice melted? National Geographic's map of a shrinking Australia. It seems Charles Sturt, Thomas Mitchell and other early European explorers tramping the scorching deserts of Australia in search of an inland sea were a few thousand years too early. According to maps published by National Geographic, Australia will one day get an inland sea if global warming continues and melts the world’s ice caps and glaciers, lifting sea levels by about 70 metres. The US-based organisation said it would take some 5000 years for all the ice to melt, although... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Menzies House
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EXCLUSIVE: by Allan Essery Sustainable Development? Group-Think & Agenda 21. Part 4 Group-think is nothing new and has probably been around since mans natural adaption to the ''herd'' mentality. In recent times group-think has come to represent irrational consensus thinking where members of a ''herd'' accept bizarre concepts, purposely planted in their minds, and aggressively reject any alternative view. The rejection is rarely based upon any logical argument and more often than not their argument consists entirely of insult, ridicule and intimidation of those with an opposing point of view. Such is the way in which the UN is attempting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Menzies House
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Russia meteor strike was 'wake-up call' An umbrella won't do it! A METEOR that exploded over Russia in February was 20 metres in diameter and caused a blast equivalent to 600,000 tons of TNT, according to scientists studying the event. The space rock blew apart 18.5 miles above the city of Chelyabinsk, briefly outshining the sun and inflicting severe burns on a number of observers below. It was the largest object to hit the Earth since the Tunguska event of 1908, when an exploding comet or asteroid destroyed 2000 square kilometres of Siberian forest. Analysis showed that the rock was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Menzies House
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Fears crown of thorns starfish plague will wreak havoc on Great Barrier Reef Scientists are worried the Great Barrier Reef is on the verge of being hit by the most damaging crown of thorns starfish outbreak on record. Sections of the reef between Cooktown and Cairns are already in the grip of an outbreak, the fourth recorded since the 1960s. Read more: ABC News ************************************************* Spicules from crown-of-thorns starfish skeletons have been found in old reef sediments which suggests that starfish have occurred on the Great Barrier Reef during the past 3,000 – 7,000 years. However, because the sediments become... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Menzies House
EXCLUSIVE: by Perkin-Warbeck T here is only one person standing between open warfare between Queensland’s judiciary and the Newman Government on the matter of the new laws to control bikie gangs – the Chief Justice, Paul de Jersey. CJ de Jersey, both wily and wise, has been a Supreme Court justice since 1985 and got the top job in 1998. He has seen a succession of Premiers and Attorneys-General in his time and will undoubtedly see more before his scheduled retirement aged 70 in September, 2018. Last weekend he did make some guarded comments about the controversy saying, “The public... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Menzies House
EXCLUSIVE: by Allan Essery Sustainable Development? Part 3 In support of its deception the United Nations through its pseudo-scientific educational programme claims that private ownership of property, including both urban and rural, facilitates environmental degradation. Acceptance by many of this bizarre UN teaching were caught up in ''Group-Think''. Group-think is almost always associated with feel good philosophies and is the irrational consensus thinking that aggressively rejects alternatives. This is the mentality that causes large numbers of people to accept a bizarre belief that a tax on carbon dioxide can control the climate. Most Australians would agree that care of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Menzies House
Frost bites Victorian and New South Wales farms Severe and widespread frost has ruined hundred of thousands of hectares of crop across New South Wales and Victoria, costing producers millions of dollars. For the last month, successive frosts have damaged crops from Dubbo in western New South Wales, across to Goulburn and the Australian Capital Territory and down to Rutherglen in north-east Victoria. Some crops of wheat, canola and wine grapes have been totally wiped out, while other producers are reporting 20 to 30 per cent yield loss. Read More: ABC.net.au Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Menzies House
The components: Fairfax - the whistle-blower with untested information leaked by fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden now hiding in Russia. Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty, a Labor appointee 2010. GC. Fairfax Media revealed this week that Australian embassies and high commissions across Asia were being used to intercept phone calls and data as part of a US-led global spying network. Read more: SMH Read what the Jakarta Post says: What the Jakarta Globe says: Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Menzies House
The shame that is Abbott's foreign aid policy Just two days before the federal election, the Coalition finally announced how it planned to balance its budgetary books. And the biggest figure on the back of treasurer-in-waiting Joe Hockey's beer coaster was a $4.5 billion cut in the projected foreign aid budget over four years to help fund ''essential infrastructure'' in Australia. ''We can't continue to fund a massive increase in foreign aid at the expense of investment in the Australian economy,'' Hockey declared. Abbott added insult to that injury: ''We will build the roads of the 21st century rather than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Menzies House
Sections of the medical community question Catalyst program about cholesterol and heart disease The ABC's medical science program Catalyst is under fire from some sections of the medical community for a two-part special that questions the scientific evidence linking cholesterol to heart disease. Recently, Catalyst described the claim that saturated fats and cholesterol causes heart attacks as one of the biggest myths of medical history. Read more: ABC News Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Menzies House
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Indonesia summons Australian ambassador to Jakarta Greg Moriarty over spying reports Indonesia has summoned the Australian ambassador, Greg Moriarty, to answer allegations Australia used its Jakarta embassy as a spy base. Read more: ABC News Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at Menzies House
Tony Abbott's ALP criticism could affect US links Tony Abbott's use of a Washington Post interview to brand his Labor predecessors as ''wacko'' and ''embarrassing'' could set back his working relationship with the Obama adminstration, a leading US commentator says. Norman Ornstein, an author and political scientist with the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute, said he ''winced'' when he read the interview in which Mr Abbott put the boot into the Rudd-Gillard government in unusually strong language for a foreign interview. Read more: SMH Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Menzies House
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EMPLOYMENT Minister Eric Abetz will push to quickly implement a crackdown on union-friendly workplace deals on government-funded projects as part of an attempted assault on the influence of construction unions. Employers and unions will attend a confidential briefing in Canberra on Wednesday on the government's plans to enforce a strengthened national construction code to police conditions that apply to workers. source: the Australian (paywalled) Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Menzies House
NSW Government renewed Sydney Harbour lease for company linked to Eddie Obeid The O'Farrell Government signed a new lease for a lucrative property at Sydney's Circular Quay with a front company associated with disgraced NSW Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid, on the same day a major corruption inquiry opened into his affairs last year. The Arc Cafe is located on the edge of the harbour, opposite the Quay's bustling ferry wharves, and benefits from the millions of visitors who flock to the glittering tourist hot-spot each year. Read more: ABC News Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Menzies House