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The comparison between ‘Boston Marathon’ and 9/11

 

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In these modern times where you would think with technologies such as the internet that people would be more informed on global issues. The result of this is both negative and positive. The negative being that people listen and are only exposed to what is ‘handed’ to them .Through the medians of the internet,television and radio.

As I sat in my Modern history class I heard people chatting about a so called ‘terrorist attack’. All of a sudden my teacher asked the class, ‘Did you hear about what happened?’. A guy screamed out, the terrorist attack in boston!. As a person who doesn’t watch T.V due to many reasons. I hadn’t heard the news before this.

Automatically, The other students were even going as far as implying that it was a terrorist attack conducted by muslims. The continuos use by the media and in turn, the people the word ‘Terrorist’ has become synonymous with ‘Islam’.

Ethnic terrorism in the Middle east as well as terrorist attack conducted by organisations such as Al-Qeada are openly associated with religion.Just as in Northern Ireland terrorism was associated with ‘evangelical protestantism’

The political scientist Michael Barkun said:

The militia’ superficially secular ideology-the belief that constitutional government is threatened by clandestine political and economic forces-makes close and direct religious associations. These associations link the conspiracy with Satan’s struggle against god, the rise of the Anti-Christ, and the imminence of the end-times”.

Even the reporter on the ABC news, used the shock of 9/11 as a same thing as the Boston marathon. This subconsciously led to people making the assumption, that it was a terrorist attack by so called ‘muslims extremists’.

With no clear evidence or statement.It seems as though this might turn into an excuse to invade another country. Under false pretences.

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Australian politics most funniest and polemic moments of 2012.

 

Since the year is nearly finished, I thought I might put together a list of 5 events that occurred this year that were either funny or controversial, That relates to Australian politics in general so after quite a bit of research this is what I have came up with.

 

 

1. Exhibit one: 30/5/12 Is titled, Run Abbott, Run, Run, Run.

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This happens to be the lovely moment when the  Opposition Leader Tony Abbott makes an attempt to flee the House of Representatives during a vote breaker. Another reason why  I think  that Australian political debates have turned into a  joke but lucky for us we got a free comedy show above all else.

 

Exhibit 2  : 9/10/12 Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist

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I have personally never ever heard of the word ‘misogyny’ in my years of living but Julia Gillard  has taught me a word that would never get me kicked of class because it doesn’t sound like ‘sexism’ but means the same. Another bonus is watching a politician squirm in his seat when he realises he’s in trouble.

 

Exhibit 3: Alan Jones targeting the prime minister.

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‘Julia Gillards father died of shame’ said by the none other then Alan Jones.

Alan Jones a radio broadcaster has always not been one to say nice words to the Prime minister, he caused controversy when he addressees some University students and said the following words .

“Last year, Jones said of Ms Gillard: “I’m putting her into a chaff bag and hoisting her into the Tasman Sea.”

 

“Jones has also claimed her behaviour in imposing the carbon price “borders on the treasonous”, and has agreed with one of his callers regarding Ms Gillard: “Yeah,that’s it. Bring back the guillotine!”(1)

 

 

Exhibit 4 : 4/10/12 The infamous text messages that toppled a speaker and became a polemic issue that will forever be in history.

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The only Thing I can say about this one is what a disgrace to Australian politics, they should left it private and sorted it out in cosed doors. But neverteless, this is one of the most talked about things in politics this year and I have found out that,” James Ashby will today lodge a fresh sexual harassment claim against former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper with Fair Work Australia – despite a Federal Court judge throwing out his case last week for being an abuse of the court’s process”.

If you want to read more then click here.

 

Picture of  Slipper from The Australian.com.au.

Exhibit 5: 5/12/12 Julia Gillard pronounces the ‘end of the world’.

The Prime minister decided to have a try at comedy. I applaud her for showing her critics that she does have a sense of humour, the She says, “she will always fight for us and closes by saying: “good luck to you all”. Oh and “at least this means I won’t have to do Q & A again”.

“When contacted, the Prime Minister’s office said: “What Australian doesn’t mind a laugh from time to time? Anyway, the world’s going to end tomorrow so shouldn’t you be writing about that?”(2) to watch the official video click here.

 
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So this wraps up the list on the most controversial or in some cases, The funniest moments in Australian politics for 2012 .Hope you enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what the next political year to come brings, thats if we do survive.

 

 

(1)http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillards-father-died-of-shame-alan-jones-20120929-26soa.html

(2)http://www.news.com.au/features/mayan-apocalypse-2012/julia-gillard-the-end-of-the-world-is-coming/story-fngjq0bi-1226531023530

 

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End of the world and long range missiles.

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Apart from the 12/12/12 end of the world manifestations by many people (including our Prime Minister who made her comedy debut ) around the world and the hysteria felt by many has been escalated  by another issue that has been circulating from the BBC to The New York Times who are all reporting on the same issue. The 3 part North korean rocket which was successfully launched and stayed in the air till it reached its designated destination, unlike the first one which was launched in April this year which ended in an discommodious flop of a Missile launch in front of the International community. But North korea is saying that it is a satellite and that it entered orbit, Well the rest of the world is saying it is a long range missile. But if it ‘s a long range missile. In my opinion I think that it should be Internationally banned. The use of Missles and Atomic Bombs aswell as the use of Biological weapons hasn’t the world learnt from its lessons when American airforce dropped Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by Fat Man over Nagasaki on 9 August the result of this was devastating. We should look back into the history books and learn from our mistakes.

In a sense I fell a sense of hipocrasy occuring as I was reading this it brought up two devastating events, the first one was the one I mentioned above. The second one is a chemical weapon called ‘White phosphorus’, “In November 2004 the U.S. Army used phosphorus munitions during an offensive in Faluja, Iraq. Burned bodies of civilians hit by the phosphorus munitions were shown by the press, and an international outcry against the practice followed. “Initially the U.S. denied that it had used phosphorus bombs against humans, but then acknowledged that during the assault targets that were neither civilian nor population concentrations were hit with such munitions. Israel also says that the use of “incendiary munitions are not in themselves illegal.”

If the International community want North Korea to conform then there shouldn’t be double standards for different countries International law should be applied fairly no matter who the country is weather it is North korea or America.

Quotation from:http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-admits-using-phosphorus-bombs-during-war-in-lebanon-1.203078

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/opinion/north-korea-rocket-timing/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

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