Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Price of a Wicked Law - and Turnbull Government’s COWARDNESS !!

Calum Thwaites ...  had hoped to be sent to teach in remote schools in the far north of Australia on his graduation from the Queensland University of Technology. But this is no longer an option.
“I am sure that some students and parents would go straight to Google and put in my name and read that I’ve been accused of ­racism in this big 18C case,” the 24-year-old told The Australian yesterday.
Mr Thwaites ...  and two other students, Alex Wood and Jackson Powell, are at the centre of a case brought under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act by an oversensitive Cindy Prior, a former QUT staffer in the unsigned indigenous-only Oodgeroo Unit… Mr Wood and two other students were asked by Ms Prior to leave the unit because it was a “black space”, and off-limits to non-indigenous students. Mr Wood, who had gone to access unused computers and left quietly when Ms Prior questioned him about whether he was Aboriginal, wrote soon after on Facebook: “Just got kicked out of the unsigned indigenous computer room. QUT stopping segregation with segregation?”
[Mr Thwaites] said a bogus account had been set up in his name by someone as a student prank, and posted on Facebook a comment with the offensive word “niggers”.
He reported the misrepresentation to Facebook and QUT as soon as it was raised with him. A third student, Jackson Powell, wrote sarcastically: “I wonder where the white ­supremacist computer lab is.”
The three are being sued for about $250,000 by Ms Prior who wants
them found guilty of racial hatred under section 18C, which makes it unlawful for anyone to “offend, insult, humiliate or ­intimidate” another person or group on the grounds of race, colour or ethnicity. Ms Prior says she has suffered a major stress disorder because she was offended by the students’ Facebook posts and that she cannot return to her old job. This calls for a ''Come on Cindy, Suck It Up Already !''
The case has restarted public debate about how 18C ­restricts free speech and is misused for financial shakedowns when people complain their feelings have been hurt.
Mr Thwaites said: “I hear a lot of commentators saying that section 18C is OK because there are safeguards, but they don’t understand the legal process — it can take years, tens of thousands of dollars and cause untold reputational damage and stress to get to a point where you’re found to have done nothing wrong. And while that’s going on, people who know nothing of the case call you a racist.”
Anthony Morris, (photo right) the barrister representing two of the students:
''There is much to commend the view that a provision such as section 18C has no place in a liberal democracy…
A law creating liability based on an objective ­assessment of the likely emotional response of an indeterminate person or group of persons — a hypothetical emotional response that is at the same time subjective yet reasonable — cannot be a good law… But ... [there] are two additional problems…
The first is ... even when the [Australian Human Rights Commission] bothers to go through the motions of a pretended attempt to conciliate a complaint, the exercise involves little more than asking complainants what they want, and then asking respondents whether they are willing to pay up.  Despicable !
[Second,] just to be sued for a breach of the ­Racial Discrimination Act creates an indelible mark against any citizen, whether individual or corporate…
Again, this is illustrated by the experience of one of my clients in the QUT case. An impecunious student from a family whose household income barely reaches five figures, he sought the assis­tance of a local community-based legal service.
This was refused ­because of a policy not to assist ­respondents in racial discrimination cases — that is, regardless of any question of guilt or innocence — for “political and funding” reasons. The same organisation is perfectly comfortable to assist people accused of murder, rape, even child molestation. But ­merely having been accused of ­racism was enough to disqualify this student. So initially he had to represent himself, and he would probably still be doing so if I had not become aware of his plight and agreed to act pro bono.
One might think a costs order would ultimately provide some ­relief, at least for the out-of-pocket expenses of a person wrongfully sued under section 18C. But most claimants are themselves indigent, making any costs order practically worthless.
There is a simple solution to each of these problems. All it ­requires is a legislative amendment stipulating that a person may not begin court proceedings for an infringement of the Racial Discrimination Act ­unless the AHRC has certified that it has conducted reasonable inquiries into the complaint; as a result of its inquiries the AHRC is satisfied the claim is (at least) arguable; the AHRC has made reasonable endeavours to conciliate the complaint; and the claimant has acted reasonably with respect to the AHRC’s attempts at conciliation…
More important, to ensure the AHRC does its job conscientiously ... the legislation should hold the AHRC liable for the costs if there is a successful application for judicial review or proceedings are brought in reliance on a certificate that the AHRC issued recklessly…
Speaking for myself, I should prefer to see section 18C erased from the statute books. But with such amendments as I have suggested, it would cease to be the grievous instrument of oppression that it presently is.''
The Way I See It.......when it comes to the dictator running the Human Rights Commission acting as ''witch-hunter-in-chief'' in the Bill Leak cartoon case,
there are grave reasons to doubt it could even do the job Morris describes.

NOTE:  The Leftist race discrimination commissioner is hopeless biased and has confirmed that the semi-judicial Human Rights Commission is acting both as policeman and judge.
Tim Soutphommasane (right) has encouraged people to lodge complaints with the commission about Bill Leak’s cartoon last week depicting an Aboriginal ­policeman returning a delinquent Aboriginal youth to his equally delinquent Aboriginal father.  A TRUTHFUL Exposure of the REALITY of the Abo lifestyle.
The problem is that the commissioner has prejudged those complaints: Leak, according to Soutphommasane’s  disgusting public statements, is guilty and people should feel free to complain.
Those complaints will all go to Soutphommasane’s organisation, where every official knows that one of those at the top has already made up his mind.  DISGUSTING !!
That means any attempt by the commission to deal with complaints about Leak’s cartoon is now vulnerable to challenge for a perception of bias.
The Human Rights Commission is now a menace to two of our most important human rights - to free speech and a fair trial.
It must go.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ben Shapiro Takes on the Jew-haters of the Left, now Embedded in Universities !

Such is the drift of universities in the US and here in Australia into totalitarianism that such free speech is now damned as too traumatic to allow. 

The president of California State University, Los Angeles recently held a “healing space” meeting where a professor claimed students felt ''traumatized'' and ''brutalized'' following an on-campus lecture by Ben Shapiro, a conservative commentator and former Breitbart News editor. Do you believe this stupidity actually showing that this generation has shit-for-brains.
A video released Thursday by the Young America’s Foundation showed the May 17 meeting, in which university President William Covino (below) brainstormed with faculty on ways to block speakers such as Mr. Shapiro from visiting the school in the future, The Blaze reported.
“I would have never invited anybody like Ben Shapiro on campus. Never,” Mr. Covino said in the clip. “He was invited by students, he was funded by students, he was supported by students. I would have never invited anybody like Ben Shapiro.”
Professor Melinda Abdullah, chair of the college’s Pan-African Studies department, told Mr. Covino, “This is kind of this ongoing conversation about the specificity of anti-blackness, and that’s I think what we see with Ben Shapiro.”
She then this scum-bitch called Mr. Shapiro a “neo-Nazi.”
I get he’s Jewish, so that’s ironic that I’m calling him a neo-Nazi,” she said. “But that’s basically what he is, the equivalent. A neo-KKK member — let’s call him that.''
“Students come into my office feeling traumatized, feeling brutalized — physically,
emotionally and mentally,” Ms. Abdullah said. (below)
Mr. Covino suggested the university adopt “a kind of policy or process or set of criteria” that potential speakers must meet in order to be hosted at the school.''
Note the craven and scurrilous use of race politics - the vicious abuse - to silence conservatives who actually denounce racism. More of the same hatred of free speech from ideologues terrified at having to defend their Marxist creed.
The Way I See It........the young and the ignorant will always hanker for a new, more perfect world order. They will, in their ignorance and romanticism, deny the idea that conflict is inherent to human nature, believing instead that we can live in harmony as one. It’s a lovely little fairy tale, one that the late Senator Brown narrated so well in his little book ''Earth…''
It is the prerogative of the young to be idealistic. And it’s the duty of the old to point out their error, to teach them about Mao’s Red Guard, the Hitler Youth Movement and the teenaged peasants of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge and the millions of people that were murdered in the process.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tim Flannery's Reef Bullshit Exposed !

Finally scientists are calling out the likes of deadshit alarmist Tim Flanney.....''Australia's Climate Phony!'' 
Activist scientists and lobby groups have distorted surveys, maps and data to misrepresent the extent and impact of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, according to the chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Russell Reichelt… (above)
Dr Reichelt said the authority had withdrawn from a joint ­announcement on coral bleaching with [the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce headed by Terry Hughes] this week “because we didn’t think it told the whole story”. The taskforce said mass bleaching had killed 35 per cent of corals on the northern and central Great Barrier Reef.
Dr Reichelt said maps accompanying the research had been misleading, exaggerating the ­impact. “I don’t know whether it was a deliberate sleight of hand or lack of geographic knowledge but it certainly suits the purpose of the people who sent it out,” he said…
“We’ve seen headlines stating that 93 per cent of the reef is prac­tic­ally dead,” he said.
“We’ve also seen reports that 35 per cent, or even 50 per cent, of the entire reef is now gone.
“However, based on our ­combined results so far, the overall mortality rate is 22 per cent… Seventy-five per cent of the reef will come out in a few months time as recovered.”
Former climate change commissioner Tim Flannery described diving on the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas recently as “one of the saddest days of my life"…
The Shumck continued; “Having watched my father dying two years ago, I know what the signs of slipping away are. This is death, which ever-rising temperatures will allow no recovery from. Unless we act now.”
Dr Reichelt said Dr Flannery’s language had been “dramatic” and “theatrical” and his prognosis, ­although of concern, was “specul­ative"…

The Way I See It.......tourism operators have stepped up a campaign to fight back against the onslaught of negative publicity. “It seems some marine scientists have decided to use the bleaching event to highlight their personal political beliefs and lobby for increased funding in an election year,” said Association of Marine Park Tour Operators executive director Col McKenzie.
Meanwhile, the global temperature has cooled over the last three months as the largely natural El Nino dissipates, and is expected to cool further over the next few months: 

Can The WORLD Survive 6 More Months Of This GANDER-IN-CHIEF?

 Fancy travelling to Orlando ostensibly to console victims’ families and friends only to embark on a political tirade in defence of Islam and against the second amendment, then to blame the US alone for the 49 lost lives.

This bloke has brought the world to the brink of war and he has no idea that he has. He is complicit in the criminality of the Clintons and he idolises the Islamic faith as it consistently tries to destroy Western infidels. He is a political eunuch lost in a theological fog of Islam while trying to demean Christianity.

Obama: “If all it took was someone proclaiming ‘I believe Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins’ and that was all there was to it, people wouldn’t have to keep coming to church, would they?” and, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”

And his affection for Islam? “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam” and, “The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” or, “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.” and, “As a student of history, I also know civilisation’s debt to Islam.”

The Democrat voting public are entranced by his delivery but oblivious to what he actually delivers.
This goose of a president has intentionally allowed the rise and rise of ISIS for fear of offending Islam and has gathered around him an Administration that will allow him his pornographic articles of faith.

Under Obama ISIS has gone from an “insignificant JV (junior varsity) team” to a threat that has “been contained”. Any containing of ISIS has been carried out by Putin who Obama despises and wants to wrest the credit from. But here is the real threat this Gander-in-Chief poses:

Now that ISIS has been partially stalled 30 mile from Baghdad, Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi (above) has turned his attention away from his private homeland (The Caliphate of the Levant) beheading Ethiopian Christians and is attacking the West insitu. This will continue to be orchestrated from Brussels and Paris where useless Left governments allow ISIS’ Euro headquarters to remain and thrive.

These imminent attacks will leave David Cameron’s UK exposed and across the ditch they will firm up support for Donald Trump.

The UK desperately needs to unshackle itself from a decadent European wasteland but unfortunately PM Cameron is bewitched by the Obama doctrine and with all of the House of Commons promoting a “remain” vote the decision is in the hands of the more sensible average Pom.

Baghdadi’s dreams came true the moment Chancellor Merkel welcomed millions of “refugees” into Europe and counselled the West to take millions more. Canada’s socialist pussy PM, Justin Trudeau, son of former Communist PM, Pierre Trudeau, (seen below at prayer) has scrambled to lead the welcoming committee with unlimited invitations. The Greens and Labor are doing their best to comply in Australia. But the good ol’ Aussie is awake to what is going on, despite a dishonest Left media.

Baghdadi, in an effort to further unnerve the West, immediately promised 10,000 of his Jihadists would be embedded in the hordes streaming north from Syria’s al Raqqa and Iraq’s Mosul... and they were. Now they are there as active cells plotting a hundred Orlandos and San Bernadinos for Obama to refuse to deal with. Baghdadi’s barbaric rule of terror in Iraq and Syria is no longer needed... it’s time to move West.

The Way I See the time November comes around Donald Trump will not be seen as radical, more as a saviour. The legacy Obama wanted will be of a different type... “a fool who brought the world within an inch of an Islamic caliphate”.

When Trump takes over, the current Administration and government agencies, will be banished. That is unusual with a US change of government, but Obama and the Clintons have drenched every corner the Administration with mad Muslim activists and far Left Green global warmists. They must all go and it’s to be hoped the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull will take notice.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

London Elects a Muslim Mayor Who Defended 9/11 Terrorists !

Londoners went to the polls on last month to choose a replacement for the outgoing mayor, Boris Johnson MP. Despite the fact the Labour Party is currently mired in an anti-Semitism scandal, the victory of its candidate, Sadiq Khan MP, was confirmed on Friday.

Mr. Khan, 45, has had a successful career in the Labour Party, being elected to parliament in 2005 and becoming a minister of state in 2008, with a promotion in 2009. He was a shadow secretary of state for justice from 2010-15 and has been running for London Mayor since then....

A Muslim Mayor?

Polling suggests some people are nervous about having someone like Mr. Khan near an office that wields so much power, responsibility, and cash.

The crimes of former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman and others have left many voters distrustful of Muslim politicians.

Private conversations with Westminster insiders often see Lutfur Rahman – the former mayor of Tower Hamlets – raised as another example of a prominent Muslim mayor. Mr. Rahman was removed from office amid accusations of playing sectarian politics with the area's Muslim population, backing Islamists, and distributing tax payer cash to his favoured Muslim groups to secure their support.

Mr. Rahman was found guilty of "corrupt and illegal practices" – and has perhaps set back the plight of the few integrated British Muslims in elected life. He – alongside politicians like Humza Yousaf, Sayeeda Warsi, Rushanara Ali, Shabana Mahmood, Yasmin Qureshi, Amjad Bashir, Naz Shah, and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh – have created a deep distrust between British voters and Muslim politicians.

In fact, one third of Londoners remain suspicious of having a Muslim mayor, and the likes of Sajid Javid or Syed Kamall suffer because of their coreligionists' insistence on fellow-travelling with extremists, if not holding extremist views themselves.


And Mr. Khan can hardly claim a clean record. Mr. Goldsmith's attacks are not without basis, though they have been shrugged off as "racism" or "Islamophobia" with the assistance of the left's useful idiots, like Owen Jones.

Mr. Khan is now one of the most powerful Muslims in the Western world.

Apart from his somewhat threatening statements about not voting for him while claiming that "he is the West," Mr. Khan's own track record is perhaps one of the most sour of all Muslim politicians in the Western world.

In 2001 he was the lawyer for the Nation of Islam in its successful High Court bid to overturn the 15-year-ban on its leader, Louis Farrakhan.

Babar Ahmad

In 2005 and 2006 he visited terror-charged Babar Ahmad in Woodhill Prison. Mr. Ahmed was extradited to the U.S. in 2012, serving time in prison before being returned to the UK in 2015. Mr. Ahmed pleaded guilty to the terrorist offences of conspiracy and providing material support to the Taliban.

And Mr. Khan also campaigned for the release and repatriation of Shaker Aamer, Britain's last Guantanamo detainee, who was returned to the UK in November.

Both Messrs Aamer and Ahmed provided Mr. Khan with links to the advocacy group CAGE, which described the Islamic State executioner Mohammed Emwazi as a "beautiful young man" and which has campaigned on behalf of both men. Mr. Khan is reported to have shared a stage with five Islamic extremists, including at sex-segregated events. Even so, his poll numbers remained firm until election day.

The ConservativeHome website lists even more concerns, including:

  • A letter to the Guardian in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings on London, blaming terrorism on British government policy;
  • His legal defence of Zacarias Moussaoui, a 9/11 terrorist who confessed to being a member of Al Qaeda;
  • His chapter in a book, entitled "Actions Against the Police," which advises on how to bring charges against the police for "racism." This is the same police force that Mr. Khan as London mayor would exercise authority over;
  • His defence of Islamist extremist Azzam Tamimi. When Dr. Tamimi told a crowd that the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed would "cause the world to tremble" and predicted "Fire... throughout the world if they don't stop," Mr. Khan, who shared a platform with him, dismissed the threats as "flowery language."
  • His platform-sharing with Suliman Gani, a south London imam who has urged female subservience to men and called for the founding of an Islamic state.

The Way I See It......Londoners got news last month on Friday that their mayor for the next four years is a man with the judgement, priorities, and fellow travellers as laid out above. This, combined with an annual £16bn budget and an army of police, bureaucrats, and officials, would make Mr. Khan one of the most powerful Muslims in the Western world.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

God Help Canada with Justin Trudeau Being a P.C. Pussy !

The gruesome death of John Ridsdel at the hands of the Islamist jihadi group Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines, and the limp response of Canada's political elites, brings to mind a speech by an American president delivered 55 years ago Wednesday.

President John F. Kennedy addressed a gathering of American editors and publishers in New York City, on April 27, 1961 warning them of an undeclared war:

"Today no war has been declared -- and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion ... For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence -- on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day."

Kennedy knew how to fight a 'monolithic and ruthless' enemy that 'relies primarily on covert means.'

Kennedy was referring to the ideological war of communist insurrection, unleashed by the USSR and China in the 1950s that threatened the stability of much of the world.

Millions would die in these wars that ranged from Indonesia to Angola and Ethiopia to Nepal, before the collapse of communism exposed the horrors committed in the name of ideological purity and the supposed fight for equality and justice.

If Kennedy were still alive, he could have delivered the same lecture today with very little to change, about a new undeclared war.

The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is as handsome as JFK was, but it seems Trudeau lacks the input of people Kennedy had around him: the likes of John Kenneth Galbraith, Robert S. McNamara, Dean Rusk and Henry Cabot Lodge.

It was embarrassing to watch Justin Trudeau read a prepared statement and hesitatingly pronounce the words "John Ridsdel" as he expressed his "outrage," without naming the Abu Sayyaf Islamic
terrorists who beheaded Ridsdel.
PHOTO: John Ridsdel (center) with fellow hostages Robert Hall (left) and Kjartan Sekkingstad (right).

Trudeau went on to say, "This was an act of cold-blooded murder and responsibility rests squarely with the errorist group who took him hostage," as if some isolated guerrilla group had acted, not a worldwide network of terror that killed two other Canadians in Canada just two years ago.

No prime minister, this was not "an act of cold-blooded murder." An act of "cold-blooded murder" is what happened to eight members of the same family in rural Pike County, Ohio. The killing of Ridsdel was an act of war by an Islamic jihadi group.

Instead of promising swift retribution, Trudeau said, "Canada is committed to working with the government of the Philippines and international partners to pursue those responsible for this heinous act and to bring them to justice."

No, prime minister. It's time for you to stop doing yoga handstands and lecturing on quantum physics to impress millennials. We all know how pretty you are. It's now time to show us if you are capable of taking on the Islamists.

Reporter, Joe Warmington, wrote in Tuesday's SUN, Abu Sayyaf has committed "an act of war," and Canada "is at war with ISIS whether Trudeau admits it or not." And, as Warmington added, "Ridsdel is a casualty of that war."

Prime Minister, please pull out a copy of JFK's speech of April 27, 1961, and read it. It may not be quantum physics, but it will help you understand global geo-politics and the war where "no war has been declared."

The Way I See It......there are bigger fish to fry.

Canadians find it comforting to think that they might actually have a government that isn’t totally in the thrall of Bay Street billionaires and transnational corporations. Murray Dobbin, of Counter Punch writes, ''Everything we know about your party suggests that nothing fundamental has changed. The litmus test will be how you deal with the law-breakers at KPMG and their apologists in your own Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).''

By now most North Americans are familiar with the KPMG tax “sham” uncovered by CBC News. The scheme involved at least 26 wealthy clients (minimum contribution, $5 million) for whom KPMG set up shell companies in the Isle of Man, one of many tax havens for the rich and large corporations. The Canada Revenue Agency initially said the scheme was “grossly negligent” and “intended to deceive.”  The CRA and the Justice Department have a moral obligation to the Canadian people to name and prosecute those who have grossly and arrogantly flouted the law.

If Justin Trudeau can’t deal with the rot in his own rogue agency, his carefully crafted political persona will be permanently tainted. It's bad enough that he comes across as a preeminent Politically Correct Pussy. What will remain is the same old Bay Street Liberal Party unashamedly serving the rich and powerful and afraid of telling the truth..

As the LEFT is Fomenting GENDER DIVISION.....Hillary is EXPOSED !

While boring old conservatives like me scratch our heads over sexually specific gender wars, we should not have to worry about which public toilet to use. Aborigines had no specific areas set aside for a leak. It was squat if you’re a female, stand up if you’re a bloke and if anyone wanted to look, they came away sorely disappointed. Unisex toilets have been here for yonks, in fact there is at least one in every household you visit.

No-one had heard of the word ''misogyny'' until that scumbitch Julia Gillard conned herself into the Prime Ministership and went after Tony Abbott in the same way as did Malcolm Turnbull.

So, what’s behind all this nouveau, non-denominational, sexual putsch? Clearly it’s a Left minority that wants every sexual proclivity legitimised to the same state of normality as that of a sheila and a bloke. Legitimised rather than tolerated, that is.

Okay, the Left is never happy unless it is tailoring something to its own special minority wont! I mean the Left is riddled with unusual sexual practices and single-gender public toilets is but a symbol of a greater need to be accepted as normal rather than be seen as oddballs.

Donald Trump will find it difficult to navigate his way through Hillary Clinton’s gender traps. Feminism is a powerful weapon when used wisely. Tony Abbott never understood how a wink or a glance at his watch could lead to a viral tirade of misogyny from Julia Gillard and if Trump thinks throwing Bill Clinton’s infidelities at Hillary will work, he had better reconsider. Women can more easily play the victim game than can blokes.

The 20-year relationship between Hillary and her personal aide Huma Abedin, (left) a practising Muslim and Muslim Brotherhood supporter, began at the very same time Bill Clinton began his involvement with Monica Lewinsky and Hillary’s lesbian affairs since college have been the beltway’s worst kept secret, so it’s hard to see Trump ignoring this.

Jenny McCarthy, co-host of infamously feminist “The View” admitted in 2014 that she regretted joking about Hillary Clinton's sexuality during an episode of the program. "Well, maybe he has his girlfriends, and she has her girlfriends. You never know. Maybe they have a balanced arrangement," McCarthy suggested at the time.

McCarthy made the remark about Hillary when she and the other co-hosts were discussing a claim that former President Bill Clinton had a "mistress", one of many, who the Secret Service had nicknamed "The Energiser".

There is plenty of ammo in the Trump locker but if it’s used unwisely it could abruptly end his shot at the White House. And Hillary and her ever-present aide have had plenty of time to plan a defence that is sure to devastatingly rebound on Trump.
As he has often presciently said, “I haven’t started on Hillary yet!"
The Way I See the question how US voters will respond to blatant homosexuality in the Oval Office is unclear. They responded well to Edgar Hoover’s open homosexuality and equally well to Bill’s heterosexual adventures with admiration rather than condemnation, so it could even be a plus for Hillary. It will certainly be a plus for her close friends in the LGTB community who have been begging her to come out of the closet for years, but who knows? The world is changing quickly.

Hillary has supported every political demand of the homosexual community. As an Independent, Bernie Sanders would have been privy to the inner sanctum of the Administration’s sexual secrets, and Obama himself is not without persistent rumour, but whistle blowing is not Bernie’s style... it is very much Trump’s style.

The remainder of this year will be extremely interesting concerning both Washington’s and Canberra’s ablutions.