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Australia debates same-sex marriage, but was NZ given a say?

This time Australia is being pressured to change the marriage law.  They’ll be told that New Zealand did it, so why shouldn’t they?  The media are making it sound like there was a public mandate for same-sex marriage in 2013, but that’s simply not true.  New Zealanders weren’t asked.  We weren’t given a referendum.  We were silenced. 

The one and only time we got a voice was in a TV3 news poll.  This was the response.  There were nearly 17,000 respondents with 78% against.  The media were shocked at the strength of public opinion against and there was a media blackout over our opinion.

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NZ TV3 news poll from 2013, nearly 17,000 respondents, 78% against.

SHOCK – TV3 Campbell Live ‘Marriage-Equality bill’ poll

Here’s a cartoon from 2013 showing who had the say in NZ – politicians.

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At least Australians are being asked.  Why weren’t New Zealanders given the right to vote on this?

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And before you label me a “hater” for pointing out the facts – I don’t hate homosexuals.  What I do hate is living in a society where people are shouted down and silenced, slurred for having a different opinion and not given a say in what their government does!  It’s called injustice.

These are the questions I hope Australians will ask themselves;  Who is driving this agenda?  Should government legislate morality?  What societal benefits are there in same-sex marriage?  Why are people who disagree being labelled “homophobes” and “bigots?”


Australians are voting on same-sex marriage — and it’s starting to get ugly


 

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Islamic attacks, what are modern Brits saying in private?

The Manchester-born singer, Morrissey, has hit out at politicians for their reaction to the bombing in his hometown that has killed 22 people and injured 59 more.

“Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an ‘extremist’. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?”

Criticising the prime minister, the musician added: “Also, ‘will not break us’ means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa.”

He claimed that “her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues”.

Morrissey also criticised the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, who he said had failed to condemn the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the attack.  Khan is a Muslim.

Morrissey cited government immigration policy among his complaints saying the prime minister would never change her immigration policy in the light of the attacks. Police have said that the bomber, Salman Abedi, was British-born and from Manchester.

“In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections,” the singer wrote on his Facebook page.


The family of Georgina Callander, who tragically died in the Manchester bombing, has warned the government it must ‘open its eyes’ before more parents lose their children to terror.  Source: http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/28/family-of-manchester-terror-victim-warn-government-to-open-its-eyes-before-its-too-late-6667225/

The 22 people killed in the Manchester bombing included children, with the youngest just eight years old. Of the 59 wounded, many were children under 16.


Tommy Robinson in Manchester: “Politicians have sold us out”

The word ‘MUSLIM,’ none dare say it …

“To stop this, we need to identify what’s happening.  And it’s happening because the Quran, in over a hundred verses, incites murder and war against us!”


Manchester Attack: What They’re NOT Telling You

Almost certainly, nothing will change.  There are things we can change; mass surveillance of hate preaching mosques, solitary confinement of individuals who are likely to radicalise others in prison, extreme vetting and strict quotas on Muslim immigration, deporting known terrorists, prosecuting NGOs who send out boats to rescue unvetted migrants – some of them who sympathise with, or are members of Isis.” – Paul Joseph Watson

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This is tolerance.  This is diversity.  This is the future our leaders have chosen for us.

“But we have a choice.  We have hope.  Don’t let them tell you not to be angry – “to go on with life as usual.”  Because that’s not bravery – it’s cowardice.  Enough hashtags.  Enough vigils. Enough celebrity platitudes. It hasn’t worked.  We need change. We need action.  Hope has two beautiful daughters.  Their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are and Courage to see that they don’t remain as they are.”

Sewage floods London neighbourhood

London PooClapham Road in Kennington was closed as London had to deal with a river of filthy water from a burst pipe.

The tweets were quick to follow,
#Crapham
#Poonami,
#LondonPoo.

Clapham is described in Wikipedia as an affluent multi-cultural neighbourhood, home to middle-class professionals, and a vibrant Gay community.  Or should it be effluent?

In the early 20th century, Clapham was seen as an ordinary commuter suburb, often cited as representing ordinary people: hence the so-called “Man on the Clapham omnibus”.

The man on the Clapham omnibus is a hypothetical reasonable person, used by the courts in English law where it is necessary to decide whether a party has acted as a reasonable person would.

Kennington is described as  “the politicians’ enclave across the Thames from Westminster” by the The Sunday Times.   The Times observed that “Kennington…is the suburb that has featured the most in the MPs’ expenses scandal.

Do the politicians and other communities in that area still represent ordinary British people?  Is this another warning?