Saturday, May 31, 2008

Darwin WW2 Catalina Find

Mystery WWII wreck found in Darwin harbour

By Tara Ravens

May 30, 2008 03:01pm

Article from: AAP

JAPAN'S largest resource company has solved a 60-year-old mystery while surveying the seabed in Darwin Harbour.

The final resting place of the last of six Catalina flying boats has eluded historians for decades.

They were brought to Darwin by the American Navy and were an important part of Darwin's defence during WWII, patrolling Australia's northern waters.

NT Minister for Heritage Len Kiely today announced that "an important part of the territory's history" had been located by Japanese gas giant Inpex, which has plans for a $12 billion liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Darwin.

Geophysical surveys of the seabed are required before Inpex is able to go ahead with laying pipelines and it was while researchers scoured the harbour that they happened across the find.

"This is an exciting find, the site of the last Catalina has been a mystery for over 60 years and now we have the last piece of the puzzle," Mr Kiely said.

Three of the six Catalinas in Darwin were struck during the first Japanese air strike in 1942. They sank in the harbour but no crew members were lost during the attack.

Two men were killed when another Catalina sank after a depth charge accidentally detonated during loading and their bodies were recovered and buried at the Adelaide River War Cemetery.

The fifth Catalina crashed on take-off and sank in August 1945. The crew escaped and Mr Kiely said the wreck can still be seen at very low tides.

The sixth Catalina caught fire before sinking in the harbour.

Darwin Harbour

None of the Catalina sites are war graves or heritage listed, but Mr Kiely said it was important to know their exact position "so they can be properly managed during the construction of any pipelines and infrastructure for the proposed Inpex gas plant".

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Stop the presses: Pakistan's army, paramilitary forces "may be aiding Taliban fighters"

Friend and Ally Update. "U.S. questions Pakistan force's allegiance, funding," by Kristin Roberts for Reuters, May 30: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S.-backed paramilitary force in Pakistan's lawless border area may be aiding Taliban fighters, according to American officials who say...

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Chertoff: "Islam has been hijacked by ideologues"

Almost seven years have passed since 9/11, and we're hearing the same thing from our leaders that we've heard since 9/12. It is a reminder that, at the highest level of government, policy decisions are driven -- hijacked, if you...

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IAEA "alarmed" by Iranian nuclear weaponization document

"There was no reason why a country would need to possess such a document unless they wanted to produce uranium hemispheres for a nuclear weapon." Alarming, yes. Surprising, no. "US: Strong reasons to suspect Iran was working covertly to build...

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Yemen under pressure? Authorities arrest 11 suspected al-Qaeda members

This roundup comes in the wake of a great deal of negative press about Yemen's counter-terrorism efforts, which have been so half-hearted that even al-Qaeda has discouraged attacks on Yemeni authorities since they haven't been "tools in the hands of...

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Ethiopia: Hotel bombing kills 3; Somali jihadist group claims responsibility

Somalia Jihad Update. "Somali Islamist group claims responsibility for deadly bomb attack in Ethiopia," from the Associated Press, May 29: MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A little-known Somali Islamist group claimed responsibility on Thursday for a bomb attack that killed three...

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Australia: Spurned Islamic school sponsors resort to blackmail: Give us our school, or "You may have some very extreme imams or religious teachers getting through to the children."

And therein lies an inadvertent admission of the presence and number of "very extreme imams or religious teachers" in Australia. Whoops. An update on this story. "Islamic school imbroglio takes new turn in Australia," by Neena Bhandari for New Kerala:...

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Algeria: Prosecutor demands two years in prison, $8145 fines for ex-Muslims "practicing non-Muslim religious rites without a license"; woman apostate's verdict delayed by international attention

Updates on the separate cases of six men and one woman detained for activities that could "shake the faith of Muslims." As one of the defendants asked: "How can six people shake the faith of 40 million unless the court...

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The great war against nothing in particular

Andy McCarthy wonders, since "war" and "terror" are no good, if it's okay if we call this present conflict the "On" -- "or would that offend all the moderate prepositions?" "War on terror" has always been a stupid and misleading...

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Qur'an critic to be executed in Iran within days

Dr. Foroud Fouladvand This message comes from an Iranian ex-Muslim and lover of freedom in London: Urgent Attention Another free thinker is to be executed in Iran in the coming days It is with great regret that I inform...

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Former Saudi Info Minister explains dialogue with Jews and Christians: "You know that the books you have are not the divine gospel and the divine Torah"

Since there is so much high hopes put on these calls for "dialogue," such as the letter from the 138 scholars to the Pope, it is useful to remember some of the core assumptions involved. Note also that the...

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Syria stonewalls on inspections of possible nuclear reactor support sites

1938 Alert. "Search Is Urged for Syrian Nuclear Sites," by Joby Warrick and Robin Wright for the Washington Post, May 29: The Bush administration is pressing U.N. inspectors to broaden their search for possible secret nuclear facilities in Syria, hinting...

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Bush: "Now, in the 21st century, our nation is once again contending with an ideology that seeks to sow anger and hatred and despair -- the ideology of Islamic extremism"

Uh oh, he said "Islamic." Will Condi call him on the carpet? "Bush likens war against Islamic extremism to fight against fascism," from AFP, May 28 (thanks to all who sent this in): COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AFP) - US President...

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The Nakba, May 29, 1453

Today marks the anniversary of the real Nakba, or perhaps more precisely the καταστροφή -- the Catastrophe: on this day in 1453, the armies of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II entered Constantinople, marking the end of the Eastern Roman...

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Fitzgerald: UNRWA and the "Palestinian" "refugees"

"Reform in UNRWA"? UNRWA is at this point a wholly-owned subsidiary of the PLO, or the "Palestinian" Authority, or of the Arab League, or of the two slightly-diverging branches of the PLO, the Fast Jihadists of Hamas and the Slow...

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Keith Olbermann: anti-jihadists are the "equivalents of jihadists"

Recently Pamela Geller, Charles Johnson and Michelle Malkin pointed out that a new Dunkin' Donuts ad featured Rachael Ray wearing a Palestinian kaffiyeh. What's wrong with that? People in the Middle East, including Arabic-speaking Christians, wore it long before...

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Merkel's party in Germany: Only Christians from Iraq, please

The clear subtext here is that Christians will assimilate better into Germany than Muslims will. The addition of Mandaeans and Yazidis also suggests that there is a tacit recognition, among the CDU at least, that Muslim refugees bring with them...

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Cardinal Tauran: "Sometimes you should like religious authorities to be more outspoken about violence in the name of religion. But Muslims believe the Qur'an is the divine word of God, so it is a problem"

The Cardinal's point is well-taken, and one we have made many times here: violent jihad and Islamic supremacism are deeply rooted in the Qur'an, so the only way Muslims could possibly reject them would be to reject Qur'anic literalism --...

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UK Bishop: Radical Islam filling void left by collapse of Christianity

A fearless Christian cleric makes a series of extraordinary and enormously important observations. "Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali: Radical Islam is filling void left by collapse of Christianity in UK," by Martin Beckford for the Telegraph, May 29 (thanks to all who...

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U.K.: Muslim gangs 'taking control' at high-security prison

"Staff appear reluctant to challenge inappropriate behaviour ... for fear of doing the wrong thing." "Muslim prison gangs 'taking control'," by Duncan Gardham for the Telegraph, May 27: Muslim gangs are threatening to take control of one of Britain's top...

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Church of England: UK will be "Islamic nation" in 2038

"This progress has been enthusiastically assisted by this government in particular with its hard-line multi-cultural dogma and willingness to concede to virtually every demand made by Muslims." "Religious trends and our religious future," from the Church of England News (thanks...

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CAIR Board Chairman: War on Terror is war against Islam

There is a great deal of whining victimology in this article. I have not reproduced below the material about the disproportionate percentage of Muslims in European prisons. There is in the article, of course, no consideration at all of the...

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"The Palestinians are in the refugee camps because the Arab nations want them in refugee camps in order to perpetuate political hatred against Israel"

Eliot Engel speaks truth to power. "US congressmen demand UNRWA reform," by Etgar Lefkovits for the Jerusalem Post, May 27 (thanks to Louis): A group of bipartisan US congressmen is urging reform in UNRWA, the UN body that deals exclusively...

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"Jamaat-e-Islami is fighting for an Islamic revolution in Pakistan so that people can be liberated from their problems and difficulties"

That'll do it, all right. Here is yet another update from our bulging "Not Just Al-Qaeda" files: "Jamaat-e-Islami Leader: We Are Fighting For Islamic Revolution In Pakistan," from the MEMRI Blog, May 27 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm): Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami leader...

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The naive New Republic

The New Republic shares this naivete with many, many analysts in the West. From "Dangerous naivety" in The Spectator, May 28 (thanks to Mick): The New Republic has published an article by Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank which claims that...

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Muslim woman wages Internet jihad in Belgium

Guess who Belgian authorities ought to see this as sedition, for Malika El Aroud would certainly want to see Sharia come to Belgium, and non-Muslims and women subjugated. And she is working for that end by agitating for jihad....

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Fitzgerald: A tribute to Fouad Ajami

Al-Sistani, who doesn't want jihad against the Americans for the "time being," was, some will recall, "nominated" in print by excitable Tom Friedman, always-ready-to-declare-his-latest-enthusiasm Tom Friedman, grand-simplifier Tom Friedman, as a suitable candidate for a Nobel Prize for Peace. That...

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Thai jihadists ambush wedding party

But the wedding guests fought back. "7 killed in Thai south: police," from AFP, May 28 (thanks to Twostellas): YALA (Thailand) - THREE Thai soldiers and four suspected separatist rebels have been killed in a series of incidents across Thailand's...

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Iran arrests ten converts to Christianity

Islamic Tolerance Alert from the Islamic Republic. "Iran: Ten Christian converts arrested," from AKI, May 28 (thanks to Religion of Peace): Tehran, 28 May (AKI) - Ten Iranians who converted from Islam to Christianity in recent months have been arrested...

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Muslim workers complain to EEOC after firings for refusing to wear uniforms

Have you ever noticed how many of these things happen in Minneapolis? The Sharia cab controversy, the Target checkout personnel refusing to handle pork, the publicly-funded Islamic school, and now this. The Muslim Brotherhood -- the Muslim American Society --...

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Australian Muslim group cries "racism" after Islamic school rejection

A couple gazillion people sent me the story yesterday about the Australian council's refusal to allow an Islamic school. I didn't put it up, since council officials insisted that the refusal had nothing to do with resisting Islamic supremacism or...

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Propaganda for Pig Kids

Planet Slayer -a web site by the ABC for kids.

Australia's ABC Helps Kids Calculate How Soon They Should Die for Gaia

Anyone who doubts that liberalism is a death cult needs to check out the taxpayer-funded Australia Broadcasting Corporation's kiddy-oriented Greenhouse Calculator, which helps little kids calculate how soon they should die so as to stop being a burden on the planet.

Children are asked,

How big a greenhouse pig are you?

To find the answer, they need to answer questions like, "Do you recycle your waste and compost organic and green wastes?" and "How often do you eat meat?" The bigger the pigs they are, the sooner they deserve to die for Gaia. If you go with the default answers that presumably represent average people, ABC wants you dead at age 9.3.

The site accomplishes two tasks at once, instilling antihuman environmentalist propaganda, while at the same time establishing that authorities are in a position to determine how long you should live.

This is what moonbats present to children online, where their parents can see it. Imagine what they're teaching kids at school.



Climate: ABC website tells kids when they should die

Friday, May 30, 2008

U.S.A. - Desk Flag

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

3 dimensions of warfare

Security on a low budget

National security editor Patrick Walters | May 24, 2008

AFTER almost 45 years in the defence science business, Roger Lough understands one fundamental truth about Australia's defence force.

Charged with protecting 10 per cent of the world's surface area and a sparsely populated continent from external attack, our future military must be driven by technological innovation.

For the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's 2100 scientists and engineers, a large part of that challenge is about how our defence force will be able to do more with less.

"The history of warfare is the history of technology. It's advancing at a rate of knots," Lough observes. And Australia will have to work a lot harder and lift investment in science and technology to stay ahead of the game, he warns.

Lough, 63, retired from the top job at DSTO yesterday after a remarkable career during which he rose from technical assistant grade 1 (temporary) at a defence lab in Salisbury, South Australia, in 1963 to chief of an organisation with 12 research divisions and an annual budget of $370million.

"With a large continent and small population you have to invest in technology (that) is going to minimise the amount of people you are going to utilise, yet maximise the coverage you generate in the three dimensions of warfare: physical space, the electromagnetic sphere and, increasingly, the cyber world which controls the information flow," he tells Inquirer.

That means a sharp focus on surveillance systems and information systems networks will remain top priorities for our defence scientists for the foreseeable future.,25197,23747992-31477,00.html

Important World Events > Global Warming

Nuclear Jihad and Conquest of the World! - Muslim Cleric

Iraqi Ayatollah Ahmad Al-Baghdadi Talks

Islamification of Britain


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Islam: Londonistan


Multiculturalism and Islamification in Britain - Part 1


Radical Muslims In Britain Part 1/5




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Tehran v. Jeddah

Two recent developments on the international stage would appear to be unrelated but, on closer analysis, are linked and important.

1) As "The Economist" reports in the April 26th issue, the new Human Rights Council at the U.N. is "[d]ominated by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference and the Non-Aligned Movement," such that "last month...the council's Islamic members, backed by Russia and China, pushed through a resolution saying free speech should be limited out of 'respect for religions and beliefs'" (meaning: no more Muhammad cartoons, or else).

In creating the HRC "what no one foresaw was the extent to which Islamic states would use single out Israel" ("The U.N. and Human Rights. A Screaming Start"). Actually, a number of us in the States foresaw this; and our fairly objective journalistic friends over in London are understating the case to say that the OIC uses the HRC merely to go after Israel; that free speech-bashing resolution was aimed at the larger West.

2) In an event ignored by the Jurassic Media in the U.S., the head of Iran's Islamic Cultural Relations Organization--aptly named MAHDI Mostafavi--met with Pope Benedict XVI shortly after his return from the U.S., in order to foster relations and dialogue between Roman Catholics and Shi`i Muslims. He even presented the Pope with a copy of the Qur'an (


1) Geopolitically, these two developments illustrate, once again, the global struggle between Sunni Muslims--which the OIC largely is, being based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia--and the Shi`a, led by Tehran.

2) We in the West, and Americans in particular, are frankly wrong to label Shi`i Iran (and Iraq) as the font of all evil and fanaticism emanating from the Islamic world. This is a hangover, I think--at least among Americans--of the hostage crisis in Iran during 1979-80, when Ayatollah Khomeini became for many in this country the face of Muslim extremism.

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Weekend Diet

Energy kicks too risky

Jane Fynes-Clinton

March 01, 2007 12:00am

N for this seasoned coffee drinker, the buzz is on. Knock back a couple of caffeine-charged, sugar-laden energy drinks and the urge is strong to get moving, fire up and do something.

The heart races, the hand vibrates – there is so much punch packed into such a little drink.

Energy drinks – the ones with glittery labels and long lists of wild-sounding ingredients – are the legal drink of choice among young people today. And they are drinking them in quantities that are way outside the prescribed safety zone.

Just drink it and drink it some more.,,21302210-5012473,00.html

But of course it doesn't end with just the energy drinks and vodka, - lets add

speed, e's, gbh, and whatever else comes across the table on the nite too.

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