Monthly Archives: March 2013


Mike Daniels makes a great summary of the latest issues. I am shocked that BDLR thought he could get away with such obstruction when W8 is an adult.

Stately McDaniel Manor

Pity Judge Debra Nelson.  Her life has just become very, very interesting.  That’s “interesting” as in the ancient Chinese curse:

May you live in interesting times.

THE MOTIONS:

On March 25th and 26th, George Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, filed two successive and related motions that appear to be a significant departure from his past demeanor and strategy.  The first is a motion to sanction the prosecution for its slow rolling and refusal to provide discovery, and the second, a motion for attorney’s fees incurred as a result of the prosecution’s deceptions.

The first portion of the initial motion deals with DeeDee and her significance to the case.  O’Mara notes that Benjamin Crump interviewed her on or about March 19, 2012, and prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda conducted a sworn interview with DeeDee on or about April 2, 2012.

In the Crump interview, DeeDee told Crump…

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Open Thread – on the road for 2 weeks


Mike Daniels at Stately Manor has an extremely good post re the Zimmerman case. This goes through the latest request by Mark O’Mara for the reconsideration of yet another bad decision by Judge Nelson.

If you see any relevant information please drop it in comments so that it can be discussed.

All is not quiet on the Egyptian front


It is so very tempting to want to say to Mr Soetoro – how is Egypt working out for ya now that Muburak is gone? However, I will have to resist such temptation for now.

Egypt was supposed to be the show piece of the Middle East. It is supposed to be the country that is to lead other Middle Eastern nations in determining their own self-destination. However, it seems that Egypt is continuing a rapid descent into hell.

One could almost say that Egyptians have not learned a thing from their own ancient history… but that is a temptation that must be resisted.

When Muburak was removed from power the Islamists saw it as an opportunity to take back the country. The problem is that there are opposing groups. There is the Muslim Brotherhood, considered to be the moderate group and then there are the Salafists who are the most radical and fundamentalist. However, in Egypt there are other forces such as those who despise both the Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood but they have left wing leanings. Ah what to do?

First of all, it seems that Muslim Brotherhood could still be declared illegal by a Court in Egypt… how did that work out for ya Mursi?  Only that seems to be one small part of what is going on over there.

Did the fall of Muburak bring peace to Egypt? Nah.

Today’s news is that there have been demonstrations against the Muslim brotherhood with the MB supporters throwing rocks at those who are anti-MB and vice versa.

It looks like Rage Boy is simply redirecting his rage and instead of raging against the West and things that are of little importance he has his panties in a wad over something done by the MB. Oh my when will these people go attend some angry management classes and get a handle on that temper!!

Syria – chemical weapons – keep an eye on this


I am not going to offer any kind of opinion because Syria is too hard to second guess at what might or might not be the truth.

The fact is there is evidence that one or other side has used chemical weapons of some sort. The revolutionaries are blaming the government and the government is blaming the revolutionaries.

What I will remind you is that prior to the allied invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein had enough time to move any chemical weapons or their makings across the border and into  Syria. He had more than sufficient time to move his chemical labs across the border, and from what I had read he was observed moving a few things across the border. It is not hard evidence but I think that this ties in with the recent claims.

There are many things that are unclear in regard to the use of chemical weapons. Could it be that the rebels came across a cache of these weapons? Or could it be that the government troops see no problem in using the Hussein legacy on its own people? Nothing is clear when both sides are making accusations.

I note however, that my source for this story comes via Israel who have people monitoring the situation. Israel has confirmed that the chemical weapons have been used.

I would suggest keeping an eye out for any little tidbits of information on the matter. Although I saw this at one MSM site, there is no guarantee that other sites will report the same thing. This is just a heads up. Besides no one will admit that Saddam Hussein had in fact hidden his chemical weapons over the border in Syria.

Fallout from yesterday’s war


Besides feeling disappointed that there is no chance of a May election, and because we are stuck with a woman we despise as Prime Minister, today has just been one of those days of feeling a bit adrift.

On the political front, the fallout is continuing as Rudd supporters are purged from Gillard’s cabinet. So far one Minister, Simon Crean has been sacked. If Gillard had not sacked him then perhaps yeserday’s fiasco might not have taken place. This has been followed by several resignations. I think that the count is now over 6 who have resigned their positions and more to follow.

The ones who have resigned are the best of the bunch of losers that form the ALP government. If they had any sense they should quit the ALP and form a new party for disaffected ALP members of Parliament as well as ALP voters. The last time that happened the DLP was formed.

I feel a lot of disappointment over the outcome, not because I wanted Kevin Rudd to return as leader, I do not. I am disappointed because we are stuck with someone who is more corrupt than all the corrupt politicians in Chicago.

UPDATE:  The fallout has continued with even more Ministers resigning. The last two are Martin Ferguson and Senator Kim Carr. Both of them are of the Left but they are both honourable men.

Open Thread – Australian politics in the hot seat


UPDATE: The ALP is filled with a bunch of gutless individuals without any balls at all. The leadership spill happened at 4.30 pm but no one challenged the PM. That means we are stuck with this stinking mess.  The bitch continues to be our Prime Minister and Australia continues to languish as a basket case.

I simply want us to have an election so that we can punish the ALP as they deserve.

Prior to this leadership spill there was an attempt at a no confidence in the PM motion in the Parliament. Tony Abbott did in fact win the vote 73-71 but there was no absolute majority which required 76 votes. To my surprise the three who are true Independents, Wilkie, Oakshotte and Windsor voted with the Opposition, but the gutless ones were Katter (who failed to vote), Slipper and Thomson. I did not expect anything else out of Thomson because he is in fact an ALP member and he needs the ALP to pay his legal bills. I suspect that Slipper has some kind of deal with the ALP to pay his legal bills as well.

These gutless conniving politicians are a total disgrace to this country.

One more thing and that is the majority of them are either former union leaders or associated with the unions as Labor Lawyers. All of them are a disgrace.

The rumour mill is going crazy here in Australia. Is there or isn’t there a leadership spill about to happen?

Australians want an election NOW. We are sick to death of the situation with the adulteress and liar who is our Prime Minister.

Things heated up when the Pommy idiot Herr Goebbels Conroy introduced his media bills. There were 6 of them. Two of the bills have passed through the lower house, but they were non-controversial. However the other 4 were extremely controversial because they were infringing upon our freedom of speech.

Since the election in 2010 Australia had a hung Parliament. Gillard seized control by making unsound alliances including an alliance with the watermelons aka the looney tunes Green Party. Despite telling Australia that we would not get a carbon tax, we ended up with a tax upon the air that we breathe, and everything that entails. Since then the rage of Australians has been palpable.

For a while now, I have made the point that the atmosphere is very much like it was when Gough Whitlam was Prime Minister. In 1975 the situation became untenable and when there was no resolution when Supply was blocked in the Senate, the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, used a little known section of the Constitution to sack the Whitlam government, to instal Malcolm Fraser and dissolve the Parliament.  Australia gave its verdict on December 2 1975 when the Coalition was overwhelmingly elected in a landslide.

For the record, I do not believe that the conditions at the present time allow for the current Governor General to take similar steps. This is despite the fact that the Watermelons claim that they have withdrawn their support for the Government. Nothing has changed because they are still passing the legislation. What it will take is for the Independents to declare that the Government under Gillard no longer has their confidence, or if there is a change in leadership that any agreement that was in place has been torn up… and maybe then we can have our election.

Is Elmo a pervert?


Came across this report about the puppeteer who gave Elmo his voice. The young man who is involved in the lawsuit is the first to claim that there was a sexual relationship.  So yes, it looks like Ernie and Bert are not the evil ones but in fact it is Elmo who is evil.

If you do not understand my reference about Bert and Ernie, a very long time ago on the net there were stories about Bert and Ernie being evil… and to blame for a lot of things. It was all a big joke at the time that this was going on, but now… I am not so sure about all of it being a joke!!

Freedom of Speech – we must fight


When I named this blog “A World at War” it was meant to encompass all manner of topics. This is because we do spend a lot of time fighting various things. It is not meant to be about wars in various countries, but a civil war here or there is also a topic that can be covered.

There are several fights raging at the moment, and I am not talking about Syria, Egypt or even Libya. I am referring to some things that are a genuine problem inside my country as well as in other countries around the world. On top of my agenda is freedom of speech, because I see this basic right of ours being attacked around the world. The next on the agenda is what the US calls the Second Amendment. I do believe in the right to bear arms, even if I do not possess a gun. This is a right that is fundamental to our own protection against perpetrators who come into our countries uninvited. This brings me to yet another agenda: illegal immigration. If they arrive by boat without papers they are illegal immigrants. They are not stuck in refugee camps waiting for a country to accept them as they live in abject poverty… they paid thousands of dollars to enter Australia by boat and that makes them illegal immigrants!!

My other agenda remains support for George Zimmerman but I see that tied up in the right to bear arms as well. This is an agenda because I see it in terms of a man’s right to defend himself and what has happened to George is in fact a breach of his human rights. I am not gung ho about the human rights industry and remain suspicious of such organizations as human rights watch, especially when they never come out and support those who have been placed in a position of losing all of their rights due to some agenda of those who want to destroy the fabric of society.

Right at this very moment Australia is embroiled in a fight to protect our right to freedom of speech. The manner in which the legislation has been introduced and the attempt to gag debate etc reminds me very much of a recent fight in the USA regarding Abominablecare. Keep in mind that Australia is supposed to have a “free health” system, but that is an outright lie. We do not even have the right to have full cover for doctor visits. At the moment we go to a medical centre where we are bulk billed and we do not pay extra but in Canberra we had to fork out the money first. When I attend a specialist I am supposed to fork over the money first and it is just too much (especially when the specialist turns out to be such an asshole). These things will never be free. The government cannot afford to keep subsidizing our health costs at such a rate, especially when more and more expensive procedures are added to the list. Yes, I really do believe that if you want a baby via IVF then you should pay for it!!

It is not just Australia that is being attacked with regard to Freedom of Speech, it is also in the UK. Over there, the proposals go further and they are actually prepared to attack bloggers, bringing them under draconian legislation. It is a very bad thing, because it has been the new media blogs where things such as globull warming have been exposed as rorts…. and of course I add here that Climategate 3.0 is now official because the password has been released. The fact is that the various scientific bloggers who have not toed the official party line have no other outlet to get their message across because the media has shut them out and attempted to shut them down. It is only because we have had the freedom to blog and say what we want that we have been able to get the message out that there is not a 97% consensus of scientists as claimed by the charlatans.

However, I will also always argue that with freedom of speech and freedom of the press, there is also a very heavy responsibility that requires accuracy of the highest order. I remain personally against the paparazzi for example and the way that they follow “celebrities” around trying to snap them in compromising ways. To me that is not responsible journalism. For the same reason I am not a user of Twitter (although I have a Twitter account) and I do not believe in outing people. It is from this angle that I happen to think that people should keep their sexual preferences to themselves and that no one has the right to out people by a medium such as twitter.

My comment here is also directed at the likes of Roseanne Barr and Richard Simon (I think that is his name) who were responsible for releasing what they claimed to be George Zimmerman’s address. The elderly couple who lived at the address were forced from their home because of what they did and I believe that both of them should have been sued. I apply the same thing to Nasty Natalie and her Twitter responses. I have seen many things stated by Nasty Natalie Jackson, and I hope one day she will pay dearly for what she has done… but that is a future time.

In all of this, I point out the consequences of those who use Parliamentary Privilege to smear others. It has happened here in Australia, and by the nastiest person ever to hold the Office of the Prime Minister. The person who was smeared was Michael Smith. The other person who has been smeared is Tony Abbott. He is not a misogynist despite that disgusting rant by that horrible woman.

The ALP want to curb our right to free speech because they do not want the media reporting the truth. This includes investigative journalists doing the hard work to unravel the corruption within the ALP, as well as highlight union corruption especially within the AWU (involves the current PM) and the Health Services Union.  The scandal involving the PM actually shows a woman who has a personal lack of judgement, and a lack of moral ethics to boot!! We, the Australian people have a right to know about these things, we deserve to know the truth and we deserve to have someone in charge who is not tainted by this form of scandal. It is much worse than Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton combined.

 

Ronald Ryan – last man to be hanged in Victoria


This is an anecdotal story but I think it is worth repeating because after a lot of thought over the years I am convinced that the wrong man faced the death penalty. For reference there was a girl in my class at school by the name of Debbie who was the niece of Ronald Ryan. Even so I have no real understanding about how that family felt about the events that led to him facing the death penalty.

Ronald Ryan was the last man in Victoria Australia to face the hangman’s noose and this goes back to the 1960s. The story of why he faced the death penalty goes back to a prison break with another man by the name of Peter Walker. During the prison break at Pentridge, a warder was shot and killed and it was claimed that Ronald Ryan was the man with the gun that killed the warder. However, to this day I am not 100% certain that it was Ryan who pulled the trigger.

My memory of all of the events is somewhat hazy because I was quite young when it all happened. I do remember the prison break. I do remember that a warder was shot. I do not remember when Ryan was caught again. Neither do I remember why it was that Peter Walker never faced the same charges. As a result I might get some of the facts wrong.

Somewhere in the midst of my memory is a story about something happening in a toilet block. It might have been another death… and I will have to do some research to see if I can find the details.  I found some information but not anything about the person murdered in the toilet block. It is in the memory bank but very hazy.

There was also something else that happened around that time when a teacher and her pupils were kidnapped and loaded up in a van. The teacher who was a real heroine managed to kick open the back door of the vehicle where she and her pupils had been placed. That story involved Eastwood and Boland and it was the Faraday school kindappings which you can read about here. Lindsay Thompson and the two police officers were extremely brave in attempting this!!

I have a link of a recent news report on the hanging of Ronald Ryan but I note I do not agree with the insufferable Barry Jones on the subject of whether or not Henry Bolte wanted someone to hang. Perhaps it was Jones himself who made the big mistake when Tait got a death penalty reprieve.

The case of Ronald Ryan has always been one that seared in my memory. Perhaps it is because I knew one of his relatives, but I doubt that is the reason. I think it is because I have doubts about whether or not Ryan did in fact fire the shot that killed Hodson the prison guard. It is more than likely that the shot did in fact come from another prison guard and therefore Ryan became the bunny, the scapegoat for what actually happened that morning when Ryan and Walker broke out of prison. My memory tells me that it was Peter Walker who was the really bad one, not Ronald Ryan.

Wikpedia is a good resource on the subject and I found a bit more regarding how the pair were captured in Sydney by a police officer known as gunner Kelly. His informant was another criminal by the name of Lenny McPherson… and here is where we get into illegal abortion clinics, illegal casinos and corruption within the NSW Premier’s Office!! It seems to me that NSW has had more corrupt politicians than anywhere else in Australia, yet Robert Askin is probably the only one who was corrupt and not a member of either a union or the ALP!!

UPDATE:  This is unbelievable!!

How weird because I wrote the piece about Ronald Ryan, a man I believe to have been innocent of the death of Hodson, and what is in the news today? Peter John Walker has been arrested because of a drug lab!!

And I was correct about the body found at or near a toilet block associated with Walker!!

This is an extract from the age report today:

While they were on the run Mr Walker shot and killed tow-truck driver Arthur  Henderson, whose body was found in a bayside public toilet.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/ronald-ryan-accomplice-arrested-after-druglab-discovery-20130320-2gerf.html#ixzz2O3Xbp9Ut

So my hazy memory was not so bad after all. Now I need to look up information about another criminal who had been held in prison because, prior to us leaving to come to the USA for roughly 18 months, my son was at a school that received a bomb threat. My son came home talking about a fire drill where all the children were taken to the football field, and then on the news that night it was revealed that there had been a bomb threat at a Mt. Waverley Victoria school!!  No such luck in finding any report about this incident, but from memory the man responsible was locked up and never to be released because he was bad!!

Perverting the course of justice – Crump is swimming in it!!


Just in from Diwataman and other sources is the fact that there is a new motion that has been put forward by the Zimmerman legal defence team. I say go for it guys!!

The request is a reconsideration of the Court to allow the deposition of Benjamin Crump (the Chump). I hope that this application is successful because quite frankly George Zimmerman needs a very big break in this case. Everything is weighted against him for political reasons.

Once again I am presenting my Australian perspective on this matter. To be frank I consider the involvement of Crump to be a perversion of the course of justice. This involves his production of Witness8 and all along I have considered her appearance to be entirely suspect. I do not believe her. I do not believe she was on the phone at the time of the incident. I do believe that she is embellishing her story. I also believe that she was coached by Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin and Benjamin Crump as they became desperate to find a way to bring about a civil law suit that would give Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton easy money.  There is always the possibility that what I believe is wrong, BUT, right now I am beginning to see evidence that supports my way of thinking….

One of the major issues that I have with the constructed case is the claim by Sybrina Fulton that it was her son calling for help. That is simply mushroom fodder. Her hysterics when she heard the tape were contrived. I suspect that she was coached by Crump to act in this way in order to try to get the State to act against George Zimmerman in the first place.

According to the available information, Tracy Martin had told Serino that it was not his son calling for help. This information was witnessed by another officer who has been deposed on the matter. Is that witness lying? Crump actually claims that Chris Serino is lying about what Tracy Martin said. Well I think that Crump is the liar.

Let’s be real here for a moment. Tracy Martin was the first to hear the 911 calls where a voice was heard calling for help. Crump was not in the picture. It was just Tracy Martin talking to Chris Serino. Immediately after that has taken place Tracy Martin hires Chump to represent him and the family in possible civil proceedings which he and Natalie Jackson are trying to drum up. The pickings for the civil proceedings have been slim. The facts were showing that the person who killed Trayvon Martin had been viciously beaten by Trayvon Martin and that this was indeed a matter of self-defense. All of the information gathered had supported that this was a case of self-defense but Chump had dollar signs in his eyes.

With those dollar signs lighting up Chump had to do something and that meant trying to find a witness who could somehow counteract the Zimmerman story. Enter stage left: Witness8, the young woman who was alleged to have been on the phone at the time that the incident happened. In my view, this witness has never been credible…. but let’s look how the story began to unfold.

First there was the announcement on TV about this witness and that Tracy Martin had discovered her when checking out his phone records. Personally I think that this might be the first we see of a series of flaws in this whole evidence. An internet download was provided of the calls allegedly coming from Trayvon Martin’s phone that was supposed to have identified this female as having been on the phone at the relevant time. It was claimed by Chump that the young woman was Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend… but this was proved to be untrue. It was claimed that she had spent more than 4 hours on the phone with him that day… no evidence has been provided that this was the case. It was claimed that she had known hims since about kindergarten, and that she was 16 years old….. Well, the female must have been awfully slow if she knew Trayvon Martin since kindergarten because the female who has fronted as witness 8 is not 16 but she was 18 years old and is now 19 years old. It means that a lot of lies have been told….

Second there is the fact that she spoke to Sybrina Fulton prior to even speaking to Chump. Can you smell the set up? Sybrina Fulton went looking for a girl willing to give this type of testimony. Then there are the anomalies surrounding the interview that was held in the presence of Matt Guttman from the ABC (I will come back to them in a moment). The girl’s story changed slightly and was embellished when she spoke to Bernie de La Rionda who was foolish enough to do the interviewing instead of leaving the questions to O’Steen… again I think that this was also very questionable. That interview was conducted at Sybrina Fulton’s house and in the presence of Chump as well as of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

Third, there are lots of inconsistencies in her story, but the most unbelievable has to be “I can hear the grass”… Really?

I know that some people conducted an experiment to see if someone on the other end of the phone could hear the grass… the result came back negative, negative…..it was not possible… and so it should not be possible because at the point that was supposed to have happened, Trayvon Martin’s phone had been shut off.

However, the biggest perversion of the course of justice has come as Benjamin Crump the Chump has attempted to get out of being deposed. He has lawyered up and issued an affidavit, but there is a problem… Benjamin Crump lied when giving that affidavit and that is a very serious ethical offence in anyone’s language.  Crump’s lack of ethics are fully on display in this matter. It is a joke that anyone takes him seriously because quite frankly he is one of the most unethical individuals to be practising law in Florida.

In the affidavit Chump claimed that he had not had conversations with Witness 8 but it seems that the ABC has seen fit to release an extra portion of a longer taping of the interview that never made it onto the TV. In that extra footage, we see how Chump has bitten himself on the bum. He quite clearly lied about the whole thing. He has been caught out.