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Charlene Is Back!

Charlene is back and started having her make over to make her pretty. Charlene can be seen on Youtube and Dailymotion.

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Campbell Newman and Hating BiPolar People

Member for Redcliffe Scott Driscoll.

Member for Redcliffe Scott Driscoll. Photo: Glenn Hunt

The Premier of Queensland, Campbell Newman has been making a name of himself by demonising groups of people and keen to list them as criminals. People who oppose are the Devil.

Now it seems that Campbell Newman and his Conservative Government dominated by the Christian Right are also against people who have mental health issues such as BiPolar. That might explain the quick slashing of funding for the disabled and, Newman’s sudden outbursts against Scott Driscoll.

Why are the Christian Right so heartless, soulless and mean spirited?

Scott Driscoll has revealed he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The Redcliffe MP, who has only made sporadic parliamentary appearances after allegations were made against him in regards to his business and lobby group dealings in March, wrote to the premier and disclosed his illness on Monday through email.

Mr Driscoll said he was motivated by Campbell Newman’s response to Clive Palmer’s bipolar “slur”.

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“Your quoted response when Bipolar disorder slurs were made in the context of political attacks included, “… insensitive comments show a total lack of empathy towards people who are actually dealing with the condition,” he wrote.

“Mr Premier, I could not agree more as one of the many Queenslanders who battle Bipolar daily and now implore you to follow your own advice and lead by example to improve and not worsen the prospects for sufferers.”

Mr Driscoll’s announcement did not alter Mr Newman’s view that the people of Redcliffe should have “proper representation in parliament”, however he did soften his words.

Mr Newman said his previous comments regarding Mr Driscoll, where he accused him of “gaming” the parliamentary absenteeism system and said he wanted him “out” of parliament, were made “with the knowledge that I had” at the time and he was “digesting” Mr Driscoll’s admission.

But he said his former LNP colleague had been given a “fair go”.

“He has been given every consideration and the record demonstrates that I gave him and the party team gave him, every consideration for many months and indeed, some commentators suggested we should have been much tougher, much earlier on,” Mr Newman said.

“I have said continually that everyone deserves a fair go and he was definitely given a fair go.”

Mr Driscoll said Mr Newman should have “picked up the telephone to enquire about my actual medical condition” as he would have “been more than willing to discuss it without you in a positive manner”.

Mr Driscoll has maintained his innocence in regards to all wrong doing.

But he said his “specialist psychiatrist” has recommended against his appearing in front of the parliamentary ethics committee, which is investigating Mr Driscoll’s interest register.

“… due to my condition, she has firmly instructed that I am obviously not in a position to provide evidence to the committee, which would otherwise potentially stand to defend and completely vindicate my position,” Mr Driscoll wrote.

Mr Newman said the ethics committee would make its own determination.

I personally hold no faith in the Queensland Government’s ‘Ethics Committee’ as the Independence has been removed and, the original Chair under Campbell Newman was quickly sacked for criticising the Premier.

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Queensland Police Threaten Political Dissenters.

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And so it begins, the harassment against ordinary every day citizens for merely showing that they disagree with the State Liberal Government of Queensland. Show a sticker on a car that says your support people who ride motorbikes and the Police threaten you with imprisonment if you don’t remove such a public display of political dissent.

Australia the fascist country? Apparently it is.

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Anthropologist Held Hostage By Elves For 7 Years

Best and Worst of Horror

By C. Michael Forsyth

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Seven years after she vanished without a trace, a female anthropologist emerged from a mysterious cave where authorities believe she may have been held hostage by real-life elves!

Danish researcher Kalena Søndergaard was stark naked, covered by dust and babbling incoherently when rescuers found her outside a tiny opening in the famous Elf Rock, traditionally believed to house the underground dwelling place of mankind’s tiny cousins.

“She was crouching like an animal and spoke only in a language unrelated to any we know,” said Arnor Guðjohnsen of the National Rescue Service, which airlifted the 31-year-old survivor to a hospital by helicopter.

“The only word we could understand was ‘alfur,’ an old Icelandic word for elves. On her back were strange tattoos similar to those markings Viking explorers found on rock formations when they settled Iceland in 874, traditionally known as ‘elf…

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Outlawing Unionism in Australia?

Campbell Newman speaks  during question time in the Queensland Parliament.

Campbell Newman speaks during question time in the Queensland Parliament. Photo: Glenn Hunt

 
And so it begins, the journey of taking Australia to the World of fascism is alive and well. The State Government of Queensland has started the roll of our legislation which has given Queensland’s Attorney-General to list any persons or organisations as criminal organisations without a trial, no evidence, just the strike of the pen.
 
The Queensland Government has already effectively muzzled the union movement from speaking on behalf of their membership with Industrial Laws requiring referendums to speak on any issue. School committees in Queensland are now bound by a contract that forbids all dissent against the Government’s education policies.
 
And now, we have the Queensland State Government moving to make it illegal for union membership fees to be deducted from members wages. This is an attack on the existence of the union movement which should scare people with what the Liberal Party has in store for workers.
 
Federally, the Liberal Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to make it illegal for unions to meet with their membership in the luncheon rooms for staff, along with laws that would restrict unions ability to even step on work sites. The Abbott Government is also denying his Ministers from speaking to the media nor to answer their questions.
 
Twenty years ago such actions have seen Australians angry and making their voices heard. Sadly, we have become a gutless nation where far too many people are either selfish, ignorant or just too scared to speak out.
 
It is hard to find a group which the Australian Liberal Party does not blacklist as evil and bad for Australia. Well, except for the very wealthy.

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Why Joe Hockey should not have sacked me.

This is no rerun of the Howard era that voters wanted. It is Thatcherism on steriods.

Everald Compton

As we face an ageing tsunami, Treasurer Joe Hockey has sacked the Advisory Panel on Positive Ageing (and me as its chairman), declaring it to be irrelevant without stating why this is so. Shortly before that, Prime Minister Tony Abbott decided not to have a minister for ageing, downgrading the importance of millions of seniors in the life of the nation.

The sole reason for the dismissal of the panel, as conveyed to me privately by Coalition MPs, is that it was established by former treasurer Wayne Swan and it has been decided that every vestige of Swan’s term as treasurer must be obliterated. Such is the waste that politics represents in our national life.

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Look who’s talking

Café Whispers

Thanks to the Facebook group Keep Social Democracy in Australia I have borrowed the above photo.

Tony Abbott, by the looks of it, wore an ear piece during his interview with Leigh Sales on the 7:30 Report on Wednesday night.

Why? Does he have to be told what to say? Can’t he think or speak for himself?

As reported widely in the social media (where else?), Tony Abbott can’t turn up to any interview these days without the famous ear piece.

And those persistent coughs during the interview with Sales (which you may well have noticed). Were they an alert – as someone on Facebook suggested – to tell the ‘listener’  . . . “Help me on this one”.

You’ve got to wonder.

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