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The emperorís new clothes : Comments

By Bill Calcutt, published 18/10/2019

Despite the significant death toll attributable annually to a range of emergency events Australiaís national emergency management priorities are completely distorted by fear-based perceptions of terrorism.

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Terrorists are people that lie through their back teeth/deceive every which way to accomplish their evil!

Could be stopped dead in their tracks if we but guarded all public places with covertly deployed UNBEATABLE space age lie detectors, that'd allow microsecond facial movements to register with electronic surveillance, have a red flag fall!

As would also occur in thermal imaging if one intends to deceive, which results in a specific area of the brain lighting up not seen normally in the brains of ordinary folk going about their normal lives.

These electronic surveillance devices ought to be deployed at every entry point/in all public places, particularly banks/financial institutions.

And given we did this? Strike terror into the heart of virtually every politician as they would have to know this would inducibly expose them for who and what they are! Not benign folk just there to make a difference! As they to a generic man will claim!?

They almost more than anyone else, the real terrorists and living in plain sight among us! Gradually, progressively removing our rights/privileges!?

They'll thunder and roar about border protection and how we cannot lift a COWARDLY finger to bring innocent children out of harm's way!

We could if we had just one honest Leader with balls! Send a couple of dozen buses across a border and relocate OUR PEOPLE! Then subject the adults to the described UNBEATABLE, SPACE AGE, COVERTLY DEPLOYED LIE DETECTION!

Time for all normal human beings in the room to step forward/get this done!

Even if that then exposes the real terrorists in our midst, who to a generic man will thunder and roar about border protection/all sorts of distractions so they can get on progressively removing our rights and the inviolate freedom of the press!?

I know you know who these real terrorists hiding in plain sight among us are!?

So, no names no pack drill!

And who through daily decisions by the dozen threaten all of us with an extinction event few will survive!

Now, that's real terrorism and writ large! TBC
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 18 October 2019 9:44:47 AM
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Its easy to selectively quote statistics. The author would have more credibility if he compared the:

A. comparitively high amounts of government money spent on deaths caused by preventable heart disease (by over-eating), smoking, alcoholism and road deaths (speeding, drunk driving), with the

B. comparitively low amount spent on counter-terrorism.

The goverment must spend money for All Risks (A. and B. and others).

If counter-terrorism authorities were unable (due to lack of funding) to stop Islamic "mass casualty" terrorists exploding a bomb on an airliner killing many what would the author say?

This almost happened in 2017, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Australian_aeroplane_bomb_plot

"Four suspects were arrested without charge by Australian Federal Police on 29 July 2017 in Sydney on suspicion of an Islamic inspired plot to plant a bomb on an Etihad Airways flight [with 400 passengers aboard] departing Sydney on 15 July 2017."

"Two Lebanese-Australian brothers, Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat were charged with "preparing for, or planning, a terrorist attack". The plan was to detonate an improvised explosive device concealed in a suitcase twenty minutes into an Abu-Dhabi-bound flight with 400 passengers aboard.

The plot was prevented at the airport check-in counter when a passenger attempted to check in a bag that was suspiciously heavy. The IEDs were shipped international cargo from ISIS members to the plotters in Australia. The two brothers charged in the case are said to have a brother, Tarek, who is a senior member of the Islamic State in Raqqa. The IEDs inside the luggage were concealed inside a meat grinder and a Barbie doll."
Posted by plantagenet, Friday, 18 October 2019 11:18:04 AM
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Good to see this being articled. I have asked my partner who is a deputy captain in the NSW RFS to leave. Her value to me is immense, her value to other Australia is apparently less then the guy on the side if the road with the Stop/Go sign. Shes been out dozens of times here in Northern NSW and fire season has barley started, with climate change, this will get much worse.

She is undertrained (have to fit in work and life) so the once a month roll the hose out session don't cut it. Understaffed, staffed by mostly aged pensioners because (she isn't but she does work and of her crew, only two aren't) who else can get away from work at 10AM on a Tuesday ? and the ignominy of a RURAL service run out of Sydney is a giant slap in the face.

That the RFS Is not paid is beyond ridiculous. Just this year, shes directly saved 4 houses and the lives of two people and several sheds and outbuildings...as a volunteer, had two fire over runs occur to put her in imminent danger from the catastrophic fires shes attended. Attended road aide accidents to help the paid police via fire suppression, taken days off work to recover form exhaustion and smoke inhalation, attend downed power lines during high winds in to contain fires etc etc. apparently she has so little value to society, she gets fed out of date snack packs on the fire line as her reward and abused by people because she wasn't there in time to save other houses. The handful of aged pensioners left in her brigade will have to service the wider community.
Posted by Valley Guy, Friday, 18 October 2019 11:23:36 AM
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I have been a member of an emergency management committee for over
25 years and never once has discussion of terrorism been featured on
the agenda of a meeting or unofficially. The writers comment;

Australia's national emergency management priorities are dominated and
distorted by fear-based perceptions of terrorism. A terrorism
connotation distorts all that it touches, removing any sense of
proportion or objective;

just seems to be outside of reality.
Posted by Bazz, Friday, 18 October 2019 1:16:44 PM
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Terrorists can do as much or more harm as arsonists setting fires! Particularly in tinder-dry conditions with a strong wind blowing! We need to access satellite vision and record it automatically so we can go back and see just how some of these fires started and who or what started them! And given we can then trace the firebugs back to their lairs.

Charge them with attempted murder or homicide in the second degree?

Punishment should include being forced to watch as all they own in the world, becomes part of a controlled burn!

After which they ought to be exiled! To anywhere else on earth! Offered travel to anywhere in the middle east, where summer temps regularly exceed 50C! then see their citizenship cancelled, so they cannot return, just go somewhere else!

Not fit to live among decent law-abiding Aussies. Should be them rather than thoroughbred horsed being dogged for pet food!? And given we wouldn't do it to a dog?

Establish the irrefutable facts with the aid of unbeatable, space-age lie detection! And video records of this lie detector inquiry! The only breaks these criminals should get ought to depend on full disclosure and be willing to cop high-security prison for no less than twenty years!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Friday, 18 October 2019 5:57:50 PM
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Terrorists can do as much or more harm as arsonists setting fires!
ASlan B,
An education system focused on leftist indoctrination is even worse !
Posted by individual, Saturday, 19 October 2019 2:22:03 PM
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