Democrats nationally might still be in denial over the Trump Tax plan but I can name two countries that aren’t.  One is Australia: .

Australia must follow the United States in slashing corporate tax rates or risk losing jobs and investment to other parts of the world, the country’s top economic ministers have warned.

The federal government is restating its pitch to reduce the company tax rate for all businesses from 30 per cent to 25 per cent after similar moves in the US.

and the other Germany:

“The sharp reduction in the corporate tax rate will give the US a massive competitive advantage,” said Christoph Spengel, the corporate tax expert at the Center for European Economic Research in Mannheim. “Tax competition will get a new dimension with Europeans forced to compete among themselves.”

Wouldn’t it be something if the Trump Tax Law drops taxes worldwide and creates a global boom instead of just a US one?

One of the things I’ve written about in the past is the willingness of the left to ignore Islam’s positions on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage, apparently a big part of it, at least in Australia is tactical:

Last night on ABC’s The Drum, Ali Kadri, spokesman for the Islamic Council of Queensland and the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, said his community was stuck with the choice of offending allies or siding with critics, and the result had been silence.

“Unfortunately, in the current climate, the right and conservative side has attacked Muslims as terrorists and extremists, and naturally the left side has been allies in defending us for a long period of time,” he said.

“We are afraid if we come out with our opinion then the left may abandon us for going against their view and we can’t be friendly with the conservatives because they have been bashing us for 15, 20 years every chance they get … and that includes some Christian sects as well.”

Or to rephrase, we don’t want to do anything to make the useful idiots any less useful.

Pam Geller phrases it bluntly

They understand the war better than the kufar. The left has been doing their dirty work for well over a decade now. Why agitate the agitators and knaves doing the heavy lifting in the spread of Islam and sharia? When the time comes, the left will be dealt with in much the same manner as the rest of the unbelievers.

They don’t only understand the war, they understand that the Common Thread of the Left is hatred of Christianity and any kind of alliance with devout Christians in Australia or anywhere else will outrage the left more than any amount of sermons against Homosexuality or gays thrown off roofs. I think Robert Spencer has this nailed:

Muslims who are concerned about their opposition to homosexuality causing them to risk losing the support from “the left side” may have nothing to worry about, if the Pride Parade in Vancouver is any indication of where the loyalties of the “left side” lie. The absurdity of a gay Muslim being rejected for opposing the human rights abuses justified by Sharia is astonishing. Opposing gays will likely be tolerated by “the left side.” As a result of the aggressive “Islamophobia” campaign, the only religion that cannot and must not be challenged, no matter what, is Islam, even when that challenge is coming from progressive Muslims. Last year, Facebook banned a gay magazine critical of Islam.

His piece on the pride parade in Vancouver WA speaks volumes.

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Definition of phobia

  1. :  an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation

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I wish I could say I was surprised by this story:

A LOCAL council has banned the construction of a synagogue in Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock move that religious leaders say has caved in to Islamic extremism and created a dangerous precedent.

The decision, which has rocked the longstanding Jewish community in the iconic suburb, was upheld in court this week as the nation reeled from the alleged airline terror threat and debate raged over increased security measures at airports and other public places.

The Land and Environment Court backed the decision by Waverley Council to prohibit the construction of the synagogue in Wellington St, Bondi — just a few hundred metres from Australia’s most famous beach — because it was too much of a security risk for users and local residents.

And this story is a twofer for those who believe in liberty, because it’s a great example of Bureaucracy gone wild to wit:

Ironically, the council and the Land and Environment Court appeared to use the proposal’s own risk assessment and security measures in the proposed design — including using setback buildings and blast walls — as evidence the site was too much of a security risk.

Yet in a classic catch-22, the council also said if the design was changed to boost security this would be unacceptable because it would be too unsightly.

Or to put it simply, the steps you’ve taken to increase security at the site prove that it’s too much of a security risk to allow you Jews to worship here.

The folks at Elder of Ziyon says this is all about obeying the overriding rule of the middle east:

The entire history of Middle East peace attempts are based on this rule. Not international law, not justified claims, nothing like that. it is all a smokescreen to cover what the real imperative is: Don’t Piss Off the Muslims.

Newspapers, TV news and Hollywood have all enthusiastically adopted this rule above all others, using the excuse of “preventing Islamophobia.”

Editorial cartoonists and newspaper editors censor themselves because they embrace the rule of Don’t Piss Off the Muslims. Depictions of Mohammed, only forbidden under Sharia law, are now effectively illegal anywhere because of the rule, Don’t Piss Off the Muslims. 

President George Bush made sure that he fulfilled this rule by specifically going to a mosque while the World Trade Center was still burning and Muslims around the world cheering over the death of thousands of Americans, saying that “Islam is peace.”

Even the Prime Minister of Israel embraces this rule, removing non-obtrusive detection technology at the entrance to a holy site and severely limiting the freedom of worship of Jews and Christians there, claiming – exactly like the Australians – that undefined, nebulous security concerns are more important than basic human rights.

But the real reason is the rule: Don’t Piss Off the Muslims.

And if you judge by the attack/body count at Religion of Peace™ you might think that make a lot of sense.

But if you think about it, isn’t what the Bondi council ruling actually saying.

It’s saying that it is not possible to protect Jews in their community because Muslim Terrorist would target them

It’s saying that attacks by Muslim Terrorists are so much of a threat that the current residents of  the community can not be protected if Jews are worshiping nearby.

It’s saying that the  security measures taking by Jews at worship only confirm that Muslim Terror in Australia is a clear and present danger to the citizens in Bondi.

Maybe it’s just me but wouldn’t’ such assertions, by definition, be considered Islamophobic?

If I was a leftist I would organize protests, hold marches, and shout slogans against this.   I would enlist local Muslims and national known Imams.   I would condemn most strongly the decision of the council, I would stress that such a ruling implies a perception of Islam as something other than peaceful and that it’s imperative that said synagogue be allowed to be built, preferably without the extra security measures,  in order to counter the exaggerated, inexplicable and illogical fear of Islam , people who follow Islam and  so called “Islamic Terror”  which the west has defined as “Islamophobia”  has no basis in reality.

Because to do otherwise is a  public declaration to the world. that the “phobia” concerning Muslims and terrorism is not so irrational after all.


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Yesterday afternoon I was listening to the live stream of Rush on WABC and was surprised to hear ABC News at the top of the hour talk about the Chris Lane Murder.

It seemed atypical. After all usually when a group of black men kill a white person that is considered a local story. Such news might have traction in the city or state where it takes place in but certainly not beyond as the MSM considers it racist to talk about such things.

Of course even that might be more coverage than the story would get if Chris Lane was Black. Such a murder wouldn’t have received local TV coverage let alone national. Lane would have been just another statistic in the plague of black on black violence that the media & the Al Sharptons therein ignore.

So why has this story broken out beyond the local press?

Well because the Mr. Lane was Australian and the Australian press for all its faults is not about to ignore the murder of an Australian Ball player on American soil, particularly when the media reports he died to relieve his killers boredom.

Times have changed.  If this was 20 years ago the Australian press not withstanding the MSM might still have been able to ignore this story, but in ago of Drudge it can’t be done.

So ABC radio did their piece on the murder however there was no mention of race in their piece

or in this AP story (emphasis mine):

Prosecutor Jason Hicks called the boys “thugs” as he described how Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was shot once in the back and died along a tree-lined road on Duncan’s well-to-do north side. He said the three teens, from the grittier part of town, chose Lane at random and that one of the boys “thinks it’s all a joke.”

Despite the frenzy of the George Zimmerman / Travon Martin case of just 30 days ago nowhere in the AP/CBS story will you see the words “White” or “Black” and  while twitchy is asking the obvious question

 

along with bloggers

and while PJ Media is asking relevant questions on culture, gangs:

Google “blue bandana gang” and you’ll get thousands of hits. Light blue bandanas are typically associated with the Crips gang and its offshoots. The Crips are active in Oklahoma — four Crips were indicted on drug trafficking charges in Tulsa in June of this year.

Many are already blaming the gun that the teens allegedly used to kill Chris Lane, including members of the Australian government. Guns are inanimate objects.

The “gun culture” didn’t kill Chris Lane, but the rap and gang culture may have played a prominent role.

and money:

edwards-money pj media

Here is one of several photos of wads of cash on Edwards’ Facebook page. Where does a “bored” 15 year old get this kind of money?

none of these are going to be discussed, the MSM has decided on its meme

 

and where the MSM leads their acolytes will follow.

@DaTechGuyblog Bored teens do graffiti. Excuses like yours about #guns just ignore the issue of handguns as core problem. #FucktheNRA — Betsy (@BetsyinCalico) August 20, 2013

If  the MSM media has to cover the Chris Hunt murder it’s going to be the story of guns in America…

The indiscriminate shooting of Christopher Lane, a 23-year-old Australian who was living his dream of studying in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship, has repulsed many in his home country and led to calls for Australian tourists to boycott the United States.

“It is another example of murder mayhem on Main Street,” former Australian deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer told CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“People thinking of going to the USA for business or tourists trips should think carefully about it given the statistical fact you are 15 times more likely to be shot dead in the USA than in Australia per capita per million people.”

…not race, not gangs and not anything else.  If American racism can’t be blamed America itself will be.

And that’s a story the MSM will be happy to run with.

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