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Italy v New Zealand

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Good on you for getting (or staying up) for the 3 am start.  Here’s the usual Whaleoil post for those who wish to multi-screen and share their joy and other emotions about the game as it develops.

Before the game, pop in your score for bragging rights.

PLEASE do not discuss the game in any way in this morning’s General Debate as I suspect a few people will be watching the game delayed.  So no scores, no final results, nothing whatsoever.

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Catastrophic career choice number one: Political Cartoonist

Who in their right mind would consider becoming a political cartoonist these days?As Milo Yiannopoulos said in a recent video, political correctness can kill. He was referring to people not speaking up about child sex gangs and  suspicious terrorist activity for fear of being labelled racist.  I am referring to the fact that drawing a cartoon can actually result in death.

When cartoonists are slaughtered for what they draw, the politically correct brigade always support the actions of the murderers.  Being politically correct they are very careful to first say that the slaughter was wrong and terrible but then they always add the word “but” to the sentence.They talk about provocation and use the old, “she was asking for it,” argument.

Charlie Hebdo has already paid the ultimate price for drawing cartoons that hurt some people’s feelings. This time, they are facing legal jihad and this time, it may destroy their magazine for good. Political correctness may not kill in this case but if the court case is successful it could bankrupt Charlie Hebdo.

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Our courts would be overwhelmed

Imagine if we had such a law here…the ferals would junk up the courts forever with claims of slovenly housewives.

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Her husband made a formal complaint to the paramilitary Carabinieri police, saying that his wife was slovenly, failed to put meals on the table and left their home in a dreadful mess.

Rather than dismissing the case as a domestic dispute, the police referred it to judicial authorities.

They decided to send the matter to trial, with the 42-year-old wife facing between two and six years in prison if found guilty of the charge of “mistreatment within the family”.

The crime, article 572 in the Italian penal code, “punishes whoever mistreats a person in their family or a person entrusted to them for reasons of education, care or custody”.

The woman’s husband, 47, accused her of “bad management of domestic affairs”, in a case that reinforces a cliched image of the harassed Italian housewife cooking and caring for small children while her husband puts his feet up with a newspaper.    Read more »

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: Unknown Source. Susan Travers in North Africa. Travers was an Englishwoman and the only woman to serve officially with the French Foreign Legion.

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Susan Travers in North Africa. Travers was an Englishwoman and the only woman to serve officially with the French Foreign Legion.

‘I Think Actually They Thought I was a Man’

She was the Mistress of a French General; she led 4,000 troops to safety; and she was the only Woman to join the Foreign Legion.

As a well-bred Englishwoman educated in the nuances of understatement, Susan Travers seemed unimpressed that she was the only woman ever to join the French Foreign Legion. She had spent World War II as a volunteer driver with Free French legionnaires who were fighting in North Africa and Europe. But in the summer of 1945, she faced demobilization and did not relish the prospect.

”I shall leave all my friends — I shall go back and live with my family, and it will be dull,” she recalled telling the legion’s recruiting officer, who happened to be a friend. He promptly invited her to sign up and passed her an application form. ”I didn’t say I was a woman,” she said, although her nickname was ”La Miss.” ”I didn’t have to pass a medical. I put down that I was a warrant officer in logistics. That was all.”

Indeed, it was pretty straightforward in comparison with her life leading up to that moment. It seemed far more unusual that a free-spirited young woman who spent the 1930’s playing tennis and partying around Europe should end up in the early 1940’s on the front line of the North African campaign carrying on a clandestine love affair with a married man who happened to be the top French military commander in the region.

For this, too, though, Ms. Travers had a simple explanation. ”My family was very dull,” she said of her reason for socializing in Europe. ”England was very dull.” As for becoming a military driver in combat zones, she said, ”I wanted adventure. I wanted more action.” And her romance with Gen. Marie-Pierre Koenig, a man who became such a war hero that a Paris square carries his name? ”It was a relationship between a man and a woman,” she said.

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Eye Witness account of third world invasion

Here is an eye-witness account from Kamil Bulonis, a Polish travel blog writer, who was present on the Italian-Austrian border when the immigrants arrived on mass. Eye witness accounts like this are invaluable as they tell us what is happening without the rose tinted glasses of the MSM.It has been translated from Polish. All photos were taken on the Hungarian-Austrian border.

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Half an hour ago on the border between Italy and Austria I saw with my own eyes a great many immigrants …With all solidarity with people in difficult circumstances I have to say that what I saw arouses horror … This huge mass of people – sorry, that I’ll write this – but these are absolute savages … Vulgar, throwing bottles, shouting loudly “We want to Germany!” – and is Germany a paradise now?

I saw how they surrounded a car of an elderly Italian woman, pulled her by her hair out of the car and wanted to drive away in the car. They tried to overturn the bus in I travelled myself with a group of others. They were throwing faeces at us, banging on the doors to force the driver to open them, spat at the windscreen … I ask for what purpose? How is this savagery to assimilate in Germany?

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Face of the day

Australia's Political commentator Andrew Bolt

Australia’s Political commentator Andrew Bolt

Today’s face of the day, Australian Political commentator Andrew Bolt, has this to say about the current Refugee crisis.

Almost all the media commentary on the invasion of Europe so far overlooks a critical point.

The illegal immigrants in no way are “refugees”. Even those fleeing, say, Syria, were in relative safety once they’d crossed the border into Turkey, which, incidentally, is a country sharing the Muslim faith of most Syrians.

But since then, the immigrants have moved to Greece, then Macedonia and then Serbia to reach Hungary. Even then the vast majority want to move on – through Austria or the Czech Republic to their ultimate goal, Germany, the richest of all the countries on this trek.

I don’t blame them, of course, but nor do I blame Germany for saying it does not have a responsibility to accept these hundreds of thousands of people crossing its borders.

 

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Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys AND public transport: What could go wrong?

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Well lots actually.

France’s new rail fail would be unbelievable if it wasn’t true.

France’s national rail operator SNCF has ordered trains for an Italy-bound route which reportedly turned out to be a few millimeters too high for Italian tunnels, leaving passengers to Italy having to change trains at the border.

Regio 2N trains were ordered by SNCF from Bombardier, the Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company.

They are supposed to operate on the TER (Transport Express Regional) line that serves the French Riviera coastline between Les Arcs – Draguignan station in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France and the city of Ventimiglia in northern Italy, which borders on France.   Read more »

Face of the day

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Haj-Amin-al-Husseini

You know how arguments and debates on the internet often end up with a reference to Hitler or Nazis? Well today’s face of the day isn’t Hitler or a Nazi but he found a willing accomplice in Hitler when they bonded over a shared desire to wipe the Jewish people off the face of the earth. It is a part of WWII history that I was not taught when I was at High School and I suspect it is still omitted from the syllabus today.

Islam had considerable influence over Hitler’s thinking and plans. It is highly conceivable from what I have discovered so far that two Muslims who influenced Hitler, Haj-Amin-al-Husseini and Achmed Huber are the actual founding fathers of the holocaust.

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This why the thinnest book in the world is the book of Italian war heroes

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Oh those Italians, they make the best rifles – never been fired and only dropped once.   And it seems this genetic propensity that besets them is still going strong.

Some 83.5 percent of Rome’s police scheduled to work on New Year’s Eve called in sick. Italian authorities are threatening disciplinary actions against those officers who never showed up as some 600,000 people welcomed 2015 on the streets of the capital. Read more »

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter in this August 26, 2013 file photo. The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be refloated within 10 days, to be towed away from the Italian island where it ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago, the group organising the removal said on July 3, 2014.

Photo: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter in this August 26, 2013 file photo. The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is set to be refloated within 10 days, to be towed away from the Italian island where it ran aground and capsized two and a half years ago, the group organising the removal said on July 3, 2014.

Capt Francesco Schettino Teaches Panic Management Course at Rome University

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