Ready the Defenses ~ Australias `Hottest Days`?

This come via What’s Up With That?

No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming.

They are neither “global” nor “unprecedented”.

In the great heatwave of 1896, with nearly 200 deaths, the temperature at Bourke did not fall below 45.6 degC (114.08 fahrenheit) for six weeks, and the maximum was 53.3 degC (127.94 degF). Bushfires raged throughout NSW and 66 people perished in the heat.

In 1897, Perth had an 18 day heatwave with a record of 43.3 degC (109.94 degF). Other heatwaves were reported at Winton, 1891, Melbourne 1892, Boulia 1901, Sydney 1903, Perth 1906 and so on.

Why don’t we hear of these severe heatwaves from the past? Simple – the government Bureau of Meteorology conveniently ignores all temperature records before 1910.

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Real Science adds to this with actual newspaper articles!? These guys LOVE their work on their blogs… and I LOVE their dedication to truth!

January, 1896 : Another Station On The Darling River Hit 130 Degrees

January, 1896 – Darling River Had 13 Days Over 120 Degrees (link in PIC)

Two Stories of Sacrifice Beyond measure: `Medal of Honor` Holder, Ty Carter; and `Victoria Cross` Holder, Benjamin Roberts-Smith

Via the Washington Times

….After serving for four years in the Marine Corps, Sgt. Carter enlisted in the Army in 2008, according to his official biography. He currently is serving as a staff noncommissioned officer with the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

He has also received a Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, representing multiple awards, and the Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, his bio says.

Sgt. Carter is the 12th service member to receive the military’s highest award for valor in combat for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Sgt. Clinton Romesha, who served at the Keating outpost with Sgt. Carter and other members of Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, received the Medal of Honor in February for his involvement in the same October 2009 action, which he also survived.

Never forget these families ARE the measure of a man, and the sacrifice — the ultimate sacrifice — these families make shall never go unforgotten!


In my book, both are “Fathers of the Year!”

Not only thanking our guys, but other nations heroes as well. This comes via FireArm Blog:

The Australian Father’s Day Council has named Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith, VC, MG, Australian Army sniper and Victoria Cross recipient, ”Father Of The Year”.

Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith will on Monday be dubbed the 2013 Father of the Year for his devotion to his family and contribution to country.

The Brisbane-based Victoria Cross recipient, 34, has twin three-year-olds, Eve and Elizabeth.

Cpl Roberts-Smith accepted the award on behalf of all the parents who have sacrificed time away from loved ones to serve in the Australian Defence Force.

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Roberts-Smith was awarded the Victoria Cross in 2010 when he drew the fire of an insurgent ambush when his patrol was pinned down by machine gunners, he then stormed a Taliban position killing two machine gunners.

As he approached the structure, Corporal Roberts-Smith identified an insurgent grenadier in the throes of engaging his patrol. Corporal Roberts-Smith instinctively engaged the insurgent at point-blank range resulting in the death of the insurgent. With the members of his patrol still pinned down by the three enemy machine gun positions, he exposed his own position in order to draw fire away from his patrol, which enabled them to bring fire to bear against the enemy. His actions enabled his Patrol Commander to throw a grenade and silence one of the machine guns. Seizing the advantage, and demonstrating extreme devotion to duty and the most conspicuous gallantry, Corporal Roberts-Smith, with a total disregard for his own safety, stormed the enemy position killing the two remaining machine gunners.

His act of valour enabled his patrol to break-in to the enemy position and to lift the weight of fire from the remainder of the troop who had been pinned down by the machine gun fire. On seizing the fortified gun position, Corporal Roberts-Smith then took the initiative again and continued to assault enemy positions in depth during which he and another patrol member engaged and killed further enemy. His acts of selfless valour directly enabled his troop to go on and clear the village of Tizak of Taliban. This decisive engagement subsequently caused the remainder of the Taliban in Shah Wali Kot District to retreat from the area.

Racism Accepted if Against White Westerners ~ Won`t Even Serve Whites Coffee

Via Libertarian Republican:

Racism now in Australia is going almost exclusively one-way: Against the native Anglo-Saxon population. White Aussies are being kicked out of neighborhoods in all the major cities. And when they refuse to leave, they’re being blatantly discriminated against.

She lives in Marucca. And she wanted a cup of coffee. And the Sudanese would not serve her… It’s racist I think.

The Sudanese and Somalis are even discriminating against immigrant southeast Asians. And one shopkeeper’s life was threatened for having a picture of Jesus Christ on his wall.

The White House (President, Hillary, and Jay Carney) Is Wrong ~ Attacks Planned Before YouTube Airing of `Movie` (Plus: Michael Coren & Larry Elder)

From Gateway Pundit:

White House Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters today that the Middle East protests were in response to a video.

“These protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region… The unrest we’ve seen in the region has been in reaction to a video.”

He’s wrong. The Muslim protests were planned back in August – before the film was ever released. The protest in Cairo was organized by the terror group, Jamaa Islamiya. USA Today reported:

The protest was planned by Salafists well before news circulated of an objectionable video ridiculing Islam’s prophet, Mohammed, said Eric Trager, an expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

The protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was announced Aug. 30 by Jamaa Islamiya, a State Department-designated terrorist group, to protest the ongoing imprisonment of its spiritual leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman. He is serving a life sentence in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

When the video started circulating, Nader Bakkar, the spokesman for the Egyptian Salafist Noor party, which holds about 25% of the seats in parliament, called on people to go to the embassy. He also called on non-Islamist soccer hooligans, known as Ultras, to join the protest.

On Monday, the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, Mohamed al Zawahiri, tweeted that people should go to the embassy and “defend the prophet,” Trager said.

Zawahiri justified al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attacks in an interview with Al Jazeera last month.

The first clip of “Innocence of Muslims” was shown on Al-Nas TV, an Egyptian Islamist television station, on September 8, 2012.

What the White Houses apology has don is hurt Hindu’s, Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, and truly moderate Muslims. And now we see violence in Sydney Australia. Again, from Gateway Pundit:

Our current administration doesn’t see the threat too clearly. They say this anger is NOT directed towards the United States, but a simple jog down memory lane shows that this hatred of both Israel and America is more than just a YouTube movie that maybe 10-people saw.

The United States will have a permanent presence in Australia~Good for Australia and Good for America (Ties that Bond)

From Apache Clips:

It was rumoured and today it was confirmed. The United States will have a permanent presence in Australia. This is the best news of my life. Theres 250 million rabid Indonesians a punt kick from our shores. The Chinese are making their presence felt in the tiny Pacific Nations and Papua New Guinea. The Ruskies have designs on our Antarctic Territory, so an old ally is more than welcome IMHO. Not all Aussies will welcome this, we are after all a democracy. However the protest will be nothing like if this had been announced in the 70s 80s or 90s. The protest generation has shrunk. Kids are too smart nowdays, they will mostly want Uncle Sam down here. There is already a mini America in the Northern Territory including Pine Gap listening station. Up there the yanks get their cars shipped over and anything else from home, so its kinda odd to see US number plates driving around, yank accents in the streets, its very weird. For people like me, it means more ships and planes to see! So far both Governments have gone out of their way to avoid the term “bases”. China has in the past accused Australia of being the southern pincer of the American crab. Gotta love their wicked talk. Its a pity, because the chinese have been here since the Gold Rush in the 1840s. We kinda like me, they love a beer, a bet, swear, dont like governments, generally fit in very well, unlike their Government.