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Sharpen the saw with musical genius

If you've ever operated a chain-saw you'll understand the 7th of Stephen Covey's Habits of Highly Effective People - Sharpen the Saw.

You can keep bashing away at a log with a blunt chain but it's a lot more effective - and less painful -  to take the time out, get the file & guide and sharpen her up.

I've needed to do that for a couple of days just to get the mind right for a big task ahead.

Music's always been good to me.  I marvel at Bach's genius - here's his Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, written 400 years ago and played here by some kids with the world at their feet.

If there were any doubts about Julia Gillard's Welsh roots this press conference should clear them up

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PM: I’m getting on with rebuilding the economy through new industries like misogyny and the Clinton Foundation.  You won’t believe the jobs I’ve got in the pipeline - thanks Hillary.


JOURNALIST Yes but PM that wasn’t the question, have you renounced your Welsh or UK citizenship?

PM:  Beth ydych chi ymlaen am Mr Coorey. What about Mr Abbott’s sleaze and smear and relentless negativity.


JOURNALIST: Your citizenship, have you checked?

PM: I know that there's been a lot of focus on what I should have reported to electoral authorities. Well you can't report things you do not know. I did not know the Registrar at my birth, I did not see him attend to the paperwork, I do not know the names in his Register. This is a common misreporting and let me clean it up right here and right now.

I have been defamed on a number of occasions with forms of words saying that I did something wrong. Those defamations have been apologised for and retracted or the journalist has disappeared or whatever.

I have done nothing wrong. Any claim to the contrary about me is a defamatory claim and I'd look to this Press Gallery to try and show some leadership in standards and accuracy here.

What I did was I worked the numbers.  I got here. I am not Doris Day. I am the Prime Minister and I want to see everyone go home safe.  I have friends in the CFMEU. Any questions? 


JOURNALIST: Two Greens have resigned, if you still hold Welsh citizenship will you resign?

PM: Two Greens broke the golden rule. Look at the millions that’s cost the nation and will potentially cost them as individuals.  Their actions, their behaviour has consequences.  So will I admit to stuffing up like they did, when I know you won’t investigate me anyway?  No way.  Pussies.


JOURNALIST: You’ve never produced a renunciation certificate?

PM: I dealt with this extensively at the marathon press conference in August and before I answer your question let me just go to some of the issues here that I've dealt with on the public record.

There has been an emerging kind of consensus amongst the media, perhaps egged on by quoting the Constitution, that I need to give a full and frank account of these matters.

Let me just remind, I first answered these matters when I was still allowed to practice law in 1995.

I then dealt with these matters on the public record again when Martin Ferguson chose life and I was preselected.

I dealt with these matters on the public record in 2006 when I was featured in a beautifully lit Australian Story on women in sensible shoes.

I dealt with these matters on the public record in 2007 after the shopping around of a dirt file - ask Mr Abbott if he still has the negatives.

I dealt with these matters on the public record in a marathon press conference in August, one of the longest prime ministerial press conferences ever held. I only wish I was still being paid by the word.  It's an old habit.

I have dealt with these matters at press conferences in Melbourne, in Brisbane. And so let me come to your question.

I refer you to my answers in the marathon press conference where I explained to you what to write and what to report.

I said very specifically, I did not think that reports to the contrary had helped with the understanding of this matter, that my understanding on the instructions provided by consular officials was that this a routine transaction, nothing to see here, nothing extraordinary - read the transcript and get it right.

By the way, Mr McTernan and I have more staff checking up on you than there are journalists. Just saying.

JOURNALIST: One of the allegations made by discredited right wing nut jobs is that you’ve never produced a certificate of renunciation?

PM: I've said publicly on more than one occasion I did nothing wrong, and I did nothing wrong in this. I have made thousands and thousands and thousands of documents during a - I'll answer your question - I’ve made thousands and thousands of documents disappear over my career and there is nothing extraordinary about this one.

So it's going to come down to a man in a blue tie’s word against me. Let me remind you who he is. He is a man who has publicly said he was involved in fraud - OK you say the only fraud he’s fessed up to is the stuff I got him to do but what’s your point?

You want documents, I’ve created heaps on him.

He admits to using the services of prostitutes in Asia - yes, ASIA, the worst kind. 

People say he’s a complete imbecile, an idiot, a stooge, a sexist pig, a liar and I know all of that because Bruce and I sued them for saying it.  We smashed them and then - God I miss him. Sorry, I digress.

So it’s going to come down to the word of him or me, the Prime Minister who has done nothing wrong.

I am good friends with The Clintons.  Have a quick glance at their list of missing presumed unable to testify.

Any questions?

Cael diwrnod braf.



Halal Certification Head says Australian women need Muslim men to f**** them - it's a Muslim man's duty

Mohamed Elmouelhy is currently milking Australians through his privately owned Halal tax-collecting Certification Authority.

But getting you at the check-out isn't enough for Mohamed The Man.

He thinks Australian women need him and his mates to "f****" them (he used an F word in the post below which has creep-out power way beyond any Anglo-Saxon expletive).

"Australian women need us (Muslim men) to fertilise them - Muslims have a duty to make your women happy"



What a whacky zany funster is Mohamed.

Lead item on his Facebook page this morning is Halal Sam's video.


His Facebook page is replete with reference to Israel as Pissrael, Australians as cockroaches (who he tries to squash) and whacky, zany funster Muslims who just want to have a laugh.

Like the decidedly unfunny Jalal brothers.

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Join Us!!! Justin Trudeau races into action after President Trump's military transgender ban

Here's CBC Canada's story: 

Canada promotes recruitment of transgender troops as Donald Trump imposes military ban

The Canadian Armed Forces are welcoming transgender recruits to the military on the same day U.S. President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender members from service 'in any capacity.' (Chris Wattie/Reuters)

That's in sharp contrast to the U.S. president's new policy, announced through a series of Twitter posts today, which says transgender individuals will not be permitted to serve "in any capacity."

This afternoon, the Canadian Armed Forces tweeted about its welcoming approach to recruitment. 

"We welcome Cdns of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us!" it reads, with a photograph of Royal Canadian Navy Band members playing instruments festooned in Pride colours.The photo was taken during Pride Day in Toronto on July 3, 2016.

The Forces' existing policy statement dated Feb. 8, 2011, refers to "transsexual" members and offers guidance for commanding officers and leadership at all levels to prevent discrimination and harassment and to ensure all members are treated with dignity and respect regardless of gender identity.

Department of National Defence spokesperson Dan Le Bouthillier said that policy is currently under review, with an update including revised terminology and further guidelines for supporting transgender members scheduled to be finalized this fall.

Diversity a source of strength

"Diversity is viewed as a source of strength and flexibility, plays a pivotal role in making the Canadian Armed Forces a modern, forward-looking organization, and is imperative to the CAF's operational effectiveness," he said. "To achieve that objective, the CAF is committed to increasing diversity and promoting inclusiveness amongst its personnel." 

Trump cited "tremendous medical costs" and "disruption" that transgender members would cause for the military.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a ban on transgender military members in a series of Twitter posts.(Chris Kleponis/Getty Images)

In Canada, 19 Forces' members completed sex reassignment surgery between 2008 and 2015 for a total cost of $319,000. 

The military also covers costs for hormone therapy, medications, psychological support and financial support for related travel for trans members.

The Defence Department does not track the number of transgender military members, and in the U.S. data is also hard to pin down. 

Last year, then U.S. defence secretary Ash Carter cited a study by the RAND Corporation think-tank that said there were about 2,500 active-duty service members and 1,500 service members who were transgender.

'Despicable directive'

NDP defence critic Randall Garrison said Trump's ban is based on ignorance and hate and predicted it will weaken military cohesion.

He called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to condemn the "despicable directive" to show that Canada respects human rights and stands up against discrimination.

"It is wrong and must be called out," he said in a statement.

"Service to one's country is of the highest honour. Transgender people who are currently in the military and those who wish to serve are, in many ways, the bravest of the brave."