03 PM | 24 Feb

#OneTermTony’s “Wimp” Comments about #NoMoralsMorrison [#geekgirl] [#threewordslogans]

No Morals Morrison

No Morals Morrison [Image Credit: smh.com.au]

[Via smh.com.au] “Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s bungled information about the death and violence on Manus Island, adding that there was “very little damage” to the detention centre and that the riot had been “dealt with”.

You don’t want a wimp running border protection, you want someone who is strong, who is decent and Scott Morrison is both strong and decent.” – One Term Tony

Mr Morrison also did not explain why it took until Saturday night to confirm conclusively that Mr Berati had died inside the centre.

“As time goes on the picture becomes clearer,” he said.

He declined to comment on whether he believed that Mr Berati was necessarily behaving in a “riotous” manner, or the behaviour of G4S staff at the time of the incident.

“I’m not going to speculate,” he said.

Mr Morrison said these questions would be determined by an independent review and police investigation.

Mr Morrison said Mr Berati’s body was in the process of being sent to Port Moresby and would undergo an autopsy.

Mr Morrison said he had faith in the PNG justice system and would not comment on whether it was appropriate to have allowed G4S guards to watch over Mr Berati’s body despite also potentially being subjects of an investigation.

“These centres by definition will always be tense places because people don’t want to be there,” he said.Mr Morrison said the government was in control of the Manus Island centre.

“The centre is under control as we speak right now,” he said. “Within hours of this incident taking place, the centre resumed operations.”

Mr Morrison also quashed reports the government was considering closing the PNG detention centre.

“The Manus Island processing centre will remain under this government,” he said.”

09 AM | 19 Feb

“We want our courts not to be corrupted…we want to be free…” [#geekgirl]

[There’s a tiny fleeting moment in this video that sums up all the terror in which the Ukrainian people are currently floundering: at the 1.03 minute mark, just after she pleads with you that “we want to be free”, you can see it. It’s a nanosecond summation of the cumulative fear of the inhabitants of any country watching themselves slowly slip into democracy-strangulation… ‪#‎YesIAmLookingAtYouAussiesAndAmericansandUKResidentsHere‬.]