9/11 Solved - Ace Baker's film 'Great American Psy-Opera', Deputy Mayor Justin Li, North Korean Propaganda, Glomesh, Claudio Grasso, Australia's film industry, Tracey Doedens, International Film School Sydney, Fair Use, Kyile Whyte SACL, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds, Geoff Dixon, Qantas.
Incidents of diabetes mellitus type II (type II diabetes)
exploded since the 1980’s. The public’s
perception of type II diabetes is that it is a lifestyle disease which occurs
where poor diet, sedentary lifestyles and prosperity meet. This image is
not entirely true. The exponential rise of the condition affects people with a
variety of diets, it affects those with active lifestyles and it is a global
phenomenon affecting the developing world as much as wealthy countries.
In 1985 Canola oil (a genetically engineered relative of
rapeseed oil) was approved for commercial release by the US Department of
Agriculture. Due to canola’s high yield at lower unit cost it won near
universal acceptance as the preferred oil of choice in the commercial and home
kitchens of the world. The rise in global consumption of canola oil has
increased at a similar rate to the rising rates of type II diabetes.
Canola oil has never been subjected to prolonged medical
trials to measure the possibility it is a cause of type II diabetes. Type II
diabetes has multiple causes and the disease is far older than canola oil, but
due to the absence of medical trials gauging its prolonged health effects, it
cannot be ruled out as one cause for diabetes. The molecular structure of Canola
oil and its industrialized oil extraction process, which make it suitable as an
industrial lubricant and bio-fuel may signpost the human digestive system
has difficulty processing the oil efficiently with one consequence that long
term consumption increases the risk of succumbing to the disease.
What is already known
Primarily the importance of further research lies in
the fact that there is so little scientific data available about the effects of
Canola oil on humans. Canola oil was developed at the University of Manitoba in
Canada from genetically engineered rapeseed crops. The ‘Can’ in Canola comes
from ‘Canada’ and ‘ola’ represents oil. The name ‘Canola’ was originally a
trade mark but has taken on a general usage. Today Monsanto is the global leader is
supplying the genetically modified seed that grows the world’s Canola crops.
Recognising the potential of the crop the US Department of Agriculture gave the
crop the green light in 1985 with minimal scrutiny. Because of the crop’s
pest and drought resistance Canola is economical to produce and its high
smoke point of 520 degrees and shelf life of 20 years won it fans far
beyond the deep fliers of fast food chains. As well as acceptance in the
kitchen, Canola oil is also used as a bio-fuel and can be used as an industrial
lubricant. Canola oil was promoted by giant multinationals and swiftly
displaced other vegetable oils due to its cheaper cost, higher smoke point and
Canola oil’s manufacturing process begins with slight
heating and crushing of the seed, which is 43% oil. Most Canola oil is
processed using hexane, an alkane comprising six carbon atoms and 14 Hydrogene
atoms (C6H14). Hexane’s are prominent ingredients in gasoline. The use of
this petroleum chemical in the oilseed extraction process results in
practically 100% of the oil being removed from the seed. ‘Healthier’ processing
techniques involve crushing seeds using hydraulic processes to expel the oil
but these methods yield only 50-70% of available oil. Crude Canola oil is
then bleached and deodorized to achieve a neutral flavour by removing
substances which would otherwise cause Canola oil to foam, spit or burn at a
lower smoke point. This additional processing includes the addition of
antioxidants BHT, BHA and TBHQ which at elevated levels are acknowledged
carcinogens. Because hexane
evaporates during the oil extraction process, the US Federal Drug
Administration permits Canola Oil’s labelling to omit hexane as an ingredient.
While Canola oil was winning fans with customers from 1985,
type II diabetes began an exponential global rise. Prior to WWII type II
diabetes was a relatively rare disease and restricted primarily to developed societies. Many countries had no cases at all. Nauru, which today has one of the
world’s highest type II diabetes had zero cases of the disease in 1950. Between
WWII and 1985 type II diabetes rates slowly climbed to around 1% of the world’s
population. From 1985 the incremental rise turned into a flood. As an
example of spirally rates the US based Center for Disease Control and
Prevention documented rates increasing 84% from 4.5% to 8.2% between 1995 and
2010. At the same time the International Diabetes Federation claim that
only half of diabetes sufferers are actually diagnosed. If they are
correct US rates alone could be closer to 20% of the population. The disease
shortens sufferer’s lives and affects their quality of living and has an
economic burden which government’s and health care organisations are responding
Type I diabetes is a total absence of insulin caused by the
destruction of the pancreas’s insulin producing islet cells. However type
II diabetes is a metabolic condition producing excessive blood glucose caused
by insulin resistance together with insulin deficiency. Symptoms include excess thirst, constant
urination and abnormal hunger. Obesity is regarded as the primary cause of type
II diabetes, particularly in combination with inactive lifestyles. Medication
is frequently required to lower glucose levels in sufferers when exercise and
dietary changes are inadequate. Type II diabetes facilitates heart disease,
strokes, retinopathy and can affect eyesight, cause kidney failure and poor
blood circulation resulting in limb amputation. Type II diabetes was blamed for
4.8 million deaths in 2012 by the International Diabetes Federation and its
treatment cost US$471 billion.
Type II diabetes is acknowledged to be caused by lifestyle
and genetics. Genetically a tiny minority of sufferers are susceptible to the
condition, while the vast majority of sufferers contract the disease by way of
diet in combination with other factors affecting their metabolism. Obesity,
age, gender and behaviour traits, such as sleep deprivation all play a part in
type II diabetes contraction.
Dr Brierley Wright can correctly claim “The truth is there
are no sound scientific studies suggesting a link between canola oil and any
disease.” She’s able to defend Canola oil by this statement not because
studies revealed nothing, but because the “scientific studies” she is referring
to simply have not been conducted. Because of a lack of research into the physiological
effects of Canola oil consumption on the human digestive system the knowledge
gap is vast. Other than having the lowest rate of Saturated fat of any edible
oil, (at 6%) its other molecular structure does not highlight any obvious
anomaly. However fatty acids with more than 20 atoms of carbon per molecule are
categorised as Very Long Chain Fatty Acids. With 22 carbons, Canola oil is not
dissimilar to wax and without its excessive processing would solidify at room
temperature in a similar manner.
While minimal scientific attention has focused on Canola
oil, considerable research has been conducted into type II diabetes and the
prevalence of the disease has been meticulously documented, especially during
the 20th Century. Health care professionals and public interest
groups have largely united to promote the idea that the disease is a result of
modern living. Spiraling rates of type II diabetes have alarmed governments
and medical professionals who need to pay for solutions yet it appears no one
seems to have joined any dots between increasing type II diabetes rates and
increasing consumption of Canola oil. Kenneth Hayes produced a 2007 discussion paper where he identified the spike
in type II diabetes rates, particularly in the 1990’s and later observes that Canola
oil is becoming the world’s favourite cooking oil. While he observed both facts
he does not suggest a connection.
The knowledge gap is twofold. Firstly there is a genuine
absence of knowledge concerning the way Canola oil is metabolised by the human
digestive tract. Secondly there seem to have been no trials on specifically
measuring the relationship between Canola oil consumption and type II diabetes
susceptibility. It is not essential to satisfy both answers to reach
conclusions. If a relationship between Canola Oil consumption and type II
diabetes can be demonstrated, while still not understanding the full effect of
Canola Oil on human metabolism, this finding on its own will still be
While Canola oil is regarded as benign reality may differ.
Other than increasing consumption of Canola oil, the world’s population has
experienced other significant changes in diet and lifestyle which are
influencing the rise of type II diabetes. It is quite possible that Canola oil
may have no influence on type II
diabetes rates whatsoever, but conclusive evidence either way is simply not
available. Specific research that expanded human knowledge would justify the time, effort and
expense of finding out if any link between Canola oil and type II diabetes
To satisfy the question concerning the effects of Canola
oil, it will be necessary to conduct interventional research of an experimental
nature. Medical research into type II diabetes has resulted in the
deliberate breeding of genetically modified rodents to induce susceptibility to
the disease. However using genetically modified mice or rats for testing
Canola oil’s role in diabetes is unsuitable because rodents do not metabolize
any oil well and do not make suitable candidates in any lipid research.
Results from rodent testing would not conclusively prove transferable to
humans, due to significant differences in the two species digestive systems.
Because Canola oil is a totally acceptable human foodstuff it is preferable to conduct tests on groups of human beings directly. Human interventional research would need to
include groups of people consuming different diets, some Canola oil-free. Today
the inclusion of Canola oil as an ingredient in other foodstuffs is so
ubiquitous, keeping test groups on a prolonged Canola oil-free diet will be
extremely difficult and restrictive, but would be necessary for any study. Canola
oil-free diets are likely to differ greatly from regular diets and research
results may be influenced by non Canola oil foods.
Discovering facts about Canola oil is likely to encounter
opposition from vested interest groups. Government health authorities, medical
professionals and the food industries all have their own agenda’s surrounding
type II diabetes. No one denies a problem exists, but each has different
explanations for its origins and answers to solve it. Governments are concerned
at the economic cost of type II diabetes. The medical profession has a
mixed agenda; sections of the industry provide profitable health services to
type II diabetes sufferers while others are alarmed at the human suffering. Food manufacturers, particularly junk snake producers acknowledge their
products play a part in the epidemic but are motivated by the bottom line to
resist advertising restrictions or changes to ingredients. Serious medical
research into links between type II diabetes and Canola oil consumption is consequently
likely to encounter genuine opposition but the possibility of a knowledge
breakthrough justifies the exercise.
While Type II diabetes rates soar and consumption of Canola Oil skyrockets it is only natural to investigate if a connection exists. Someone do it, please. Edited by: Paul Warner Dobson
The Great American Psy-Opera is the most comprehensive and
entertaining documentary about the events of 9/11 that has ever been produced and
answers most of the questions the 9/11 Commission failed to ask. California
based award winning music producer, film editor and special effects guru, Ace Baker spent four years evaluating the evidence, anomalies and inconsistencies
in the official story and produced possibly the most important documentary of
our generation. The mainstream media, YouTube, Wikipedia, IMDb and even the
self-styled 9/11 Truth Movement have gone to exhaustive lengths to ignore,
discredit and suppress all record of this remarkable 2011 documentary and the
filmmaker behind it. Ace Baker’s brilliance is demonstrated by the skill with
which he sifts facts from bullshit. Only someone blind to reason and
deliberately refusing to accept the evidence can be unaffected by the eight installment 4 hour long Great American Psy-Opera. This epic documentary is
compulsory viewing for anyone interested in understanding the Millennium’s
defining moment; 9/11.
Like other Americans, September 11th is chiseled into Ace Baker’s soul. That morning he was driving his daughter to
school on the first day of term and heard the shocking news on his car radio.
He rushed home and along with hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide was
glued to TV news for updates. “I found 9/11 shocking, mesmerizing very
numbing, astonishing and horrifying. It stirred large and horrible emotions in
me. There was an evil generous to the design of 9/11.” His world and ours has
never been the same again. As a professional special effects compositor, Baker
began to analyse the official footage and found disturbing evidence of
manipulation. “No question 9/11 was mass murder but who did it?” Whoever it was,
Ace Baker says “They got away with it” but the perpetrators left their
fingerprints in the footage.
Each of the documentary’s eight installments deals with a
separate aspect of the attack. It begins by identifying the Project for a New American Century (PNAC), a right-wing think tank associated with the
Bush Administration as the brains behind the operation. PNAC recognized the
need for a dramatic new 'Pearl Harbor' to shift public opinion dramatically and
with the election of Bush, their project was set in motion. The documentary
points out the media were operating according to a script and solved the 9/11
mystery 32 minutes after the attacks began, despite a total lack of evidence or facts
at that stage. Live BBC footage from the day shows they got ahead of their
lines, discussing the destruction of Building 7, 20 minutes before it occurred
with the still standing structure clearly visible over the live reporter’s left
Rather than making vague claims about who and how the
events occurred Baker presents startling ‘new’ evidence about precisely how the
buildings were destroyed and by whom. In the weeks before 9/11 a group of
performance artists leased the entire floor where the first plane hit and left
behind detailed floor plans showing the trajectory of something impacting the
Tower, strikingly similar to the eventual televised plane impacts. Baker
documents the mysterious artistic group ‘Gelatine’ who have never been heard of
again, as demolition experts preparing the building for its destruction weeks
later. Similarly Baker points out, in the months before 9/11 fire proofing
‘upgrades’ were conducted on the impact zones of both World Trade Towers and
the precise section of the Pentagon destroyed on September 11. Rather than
‘fire proofing’, these upgrades were installing devises which would eventually
destroy these buildings.
The Great American Psy-Opera honors the academic
luminaries who’ve risked their careers by scientifically confronting the
fanciful theories presented by the 9/11 Commission and promoted unquestioningly
by the conformist mainstream media. Dr Steven Jones demolished the collapse
theory and documents the widespread presence of molten steel and explosive
thermide residue in the debris. Dr Judy Woods goes further by pointing out the
elephant in the room – the near total absence of debris. If the buildings
collapsed “where is the rubble?” she asks. Answer is; the buildings were pulverized in mid air and scattered across Manhattan as dust, in a molecular
disassociation process she describes as ‘dustification’. The photographic
evidence is compelling.
As a film special effects expert himself, Ace Baker points
out the surprisingly simply way Hollywood can insert fake stuff into footage
with video editing software. While no one believes in fake dinosaurs, people refuse
to accept the possibility of fake planes being added to live news footage. Baker
observes “We all know about special effects. But for some reason we don’t want
to face the facts the Government has the same technology. We don’t want to
believe they would use video compositing”. The film demonstrates how easy it
can be done and was done, by Kai Simonson a live video compositor who filmed
the famous shot of the second aircraft strike, from Chopper 5. Baker exposes the
compositing ‘blooper’ Simonson made which allowed the plastic nose of the plane
to impossibly protrude from the other side of the building and Simonson’s
cover-up lies explaining why he swiftly faded the camera to black to conceal
his mistake. The Great American Psy-Opera totally discredits eyewitness
testimony to planes hitting the towers and expertly shows how standard
Hollywood techniques were used to create what the live ABC newscaster described
as the “bad special effects” showing the planes disappearing into the second
tower. Baker states “they looked like ‘bad special effects’ because they were ‘bad
special effects’”. Baker cheekily designs a red 757 Boeing to show us how
simply it can be done.
The film’s most disturbing revelations concern the ‘nuclear
mushroom cloud’ which was observed by BBC and ABC reporters on the day. Baker
claims the reason the reporters could accurately compare the observable
mushroom clouds to nuclear explosions is because that is exactly what they
were; nuclear explosions. “Tiny nuclear reactions are the only explanation that
fits the facts”. The film points out the tremendous energy required to create
the volumes of super fine dust particles which the buildings were reduced to,
would be available by small nuclear devises and the suspicious round holes in adjacent
buildings resemble damage from radioactive debris. The discovery of barium and
strontium at inexplicably high levels at Ground Zero is the undeniable
signature of a nuclear device as is melted rock and evidence of tremendous heat
without fire. Victim burns reminiscent of Hiroshima and alarming rates of rare
cancers are all explained by thermo-nuclear explosions. As well as physical
evidence of a nuclear explosion, footage shows a brief power outage at the
exact moment of the first explosion consistent with a thermo-nuclear pulse
which temporarily disrupts electrical circuitry with any nuclear detonation.
Baker admits the facts are hard to accept as most people “fear the truth more
than the lie” but “no other explanation fits the facts”.
The Great American Psy-Opera is deeply disturbing and psychologically
upsetting. Ace Baker apologizes “I never set out to be a person, out to disturb
other people but the official version is not only wrong, it’s ridiculous.” This
documentary essentially accuses the US Government of mass murder and
perpetrating the Biggest Lie in History; aided and abetted by the mainstream
media; and this film proves its case. Baker believes “people will accept the
truth gradually over time” but “it is already slipping into ancient history.
Eventually people will put it with the Kennedy Assassination”. Few people today
believe that official story and like it “the perpetrators of 9/11 got away with
it”. The mild mannered Baker admits most people reject the film’s conclusions
because “People can’t go there. The event was incomprehensible and takes people
out of their logic. The Twin Towers were disintegrated and rendered into fine
fine powder. The genius of 9/11 was inventing and doing something so horrible
people can’t get their heads around it. For most people it is too horrible to
process the truth.” Nevertheless the Great American Psy-Opera is compulsory
viewing and the ultimate MUST SEE documentary of our time.
Australia’s employers are required to pay an amount equal
to 9.25% of an employees pay into the superannuation fund of the employees
choice. The option exists for people to establish their own Self Managed
Superannuation Fund. Currently the average amount in a SMSF is around $400,000
and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) suggest it isn't viable to operate one
with less than $200,000 available. You decide.
These are the fundamentals of SMSF which are surprisingly
A SMSF can have between one and four members. All funds need a minimum of two trustees, one of
which must be the fund contributor if the SMSF has only one member.
Corporate (i.e. professional) trustees can be
appointed for the fund.
The ATO oversee SMSF.
Figureout an investment strategy and write a business plan.
If you SMSF is going to have more than one member you need to have an accounting system in place recording individual members account balances, deposits, separate earnings, insurance etc.
seems to be the cheapest place where you start your SMSF Trust. Once you have
arranged who the trustees will be and have decided on an address for your trust
etc, do the following. A) visit their websiteB) Scroll down the Superannuation (SMSF)
heading C) Click on SMSF Change of Trustee. Fill this in and pay the required
$137.50 minimum fee and all the paperwork will be available to print off and
bind yourself, or you can pay a little extra and they will bind and post it to
2.Visit ATO website
and fill in Application for ABN registration for
superannuation entities form. Filling it online
will speed things up.
3.Open a bank account and arrange to rollover
investment funds into your new SMSF once your bank account it open.
4.At the end of the financial year, financial
records must be prepared. If you have some accounting qualifications you can do
it yourself or hire someone else. Once completed they must be audited. The
auditor cannot be the same person who completed the tax return.
5.All SMSF’s must be audited annually before
submitting the Tax Returns. SMSF Audit Link seems to be the cheapest and charge
according to the number of transactions the fund makes. Less than 100 transactions
will cost $385, 100-199 transactions is $470 and 200-299 is $522.50. (Amounts
6.Your SMSF can register for GST but there seems
little point as it shouldn’t be conducting any business of its own, but rather
investing in others etc.
7.Annually your SMSF must hold an annual general
meeting of the trustees and forms to record this meeting are available on the
Cleardocs website and cost $66.
8.Once the above is done, submit your annual
financial return to the ATO and begin your next year.
Costs less than you think Many websites and bank brochures state that it costs around
$2000 a year to administer a SMSF but it can be done for less than $1000,
especially if you have some accounting training of your own.
Self Managed Superannuation Funds cannot be used
to buy member's properties, give them cash loans or invest in their other
businesses. All investments must have a degree of separation between the
trustees and assets called ‘arms length’.
Given the very poor results that professional
superannuation funds have made over the past decade it would be difficult to do
worse than they have. This article was written by Paul Warner Dobson, a former assistant accountant at People Telecom (M2 Communications).
James McNerney, Boeing’s CEO claimed the Boeing 787
Dreamliner had experienced ‘no greater problems’
than other newly introduced aircraft. His comments are contradicted by the
facts and should be dismissed as corporate propaganda designed to protect
Boeing’s share price, rather than its customers. The 787 Dreamliner’s flaws are
so fundamental they have the potential of bankrupting Boeing and killing vast
numbers of passengers. Around a quarter of the 787 fleet of 50 aircraft have already
experienced major incidents justifying the label 'The World’s Most Dangerous Aircraft’.
7 Jan 13 Japan Airlines experience a significant
electrical fire in an empty 787 at Logan International Airport, Boston, caused
by the aircraft’s lithium-ion batteries.
8 Jan 13Japan Airlines 787 experiences a fuel leak at
Boston prior to take-off resulting in cancellation of flight.
9 Jan 13All Nippon Airways flight NH698 cancelled
before take-off due to malfunctioning indicator on break light.
9 Jan 13 United Airlines discover faulty installed wiring in one of their 787’s
9 Jan 13 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) open an investigation into the
13 Jan 13
Japan Air Lines discover a fuel leak from a faulty valve on a parked 787 at
Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
16 Jan 13 An All Nippon Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in western Japan following
a mid air battery fire with smoke in the cockpit.
16 Jan 13 All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines ground their entire Boeing 787 fleets.
17 Jan 13 The US FAA ground the entire Boeing 787 fleet, globally.
21 Jan 13 Japan’s Ministry of Transport opens investigation into 787’s batteries.
27 Apr 13
Boeing 787’s return to skies following
their 99 days grounded. Ethiopian Airlines flight EA801 takes to the sky packed
with Boeing and airline executives with a media entourage to reassure the
public about the aircraft’s safety. (This very aircraft was destroyed on 12
July as it spontaneously combusted while parked at London Heathrow).
3 Jun 13 Japan Airlines Beijing bound flight experienced faulty battery compartment air
pressure sensor prior to take-off.
11 Jun 13 United Airlines flight UA139, bound for Tokyo makes an emergency landing at
Seattle following an oil filter problem.
23 Jun 13 United Airlines flight UA94 returns to Denver following an on-board
malfunctioning brake indicator.
26 Jun 13 United Airlines announced they discovered a ‘pinched wire’ in the lithium-ion
operated emergency location indicator; believed to be the problem for the
Ethiopian Airlines 787 fire.
12 Jul 13 Ethiopian Airlines 787, catches fire at
London Heathrow while parked. Later investigation places blame on Lithium-ion
powered Emergency Location indicator manufactured by Honeywell.
12 Jul 13
Thompson Airways return to Manchester,
enroute to Florida following an undisclosed ‘technical issue’.
18 Jul 13
Japan Airlines flight JL7 returns to
Boston, following malfunctioning of the lithium-ion powered emergency location
indicator, manufactured by Honeywell.
21 Jul 13Qatar Airways ground 787, registration
number A7-BCB for 10 daysdue to extensive smoke erupting from rear
fuselage, near electrical boxes, while being towed at Doha Airport.
24 Jul 13Air India flight AI20 between Delhi and
Kolkata experiences a mid-flight fire in a rear oven.
14 Aug 13 All Nippon Airways discover faulty wiring in
engine fire extinguishers installed in three of their 787’s.
Boeing Share Price
Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of Boeing’s
share price following the fire on-board the stationary Ethiopian Airlines
aircraft on 12 July 2013. In reaction to their falling share price, Boeing began
a damage-control campaign limiting news of further 787 problems, aiming to
reassure the flying public about the airworthiness of this accident prone
aircraft. The first successful hush-up seems to be the Qatar Airways incident
on 21 July. Scant information is available anywhere about why the airline
grounded this aircraft, registration number A7-BCB, for 10 days, however
following this incident Qatar Airways quietly shelved their plans to operate 787 aircraft to the Western Australian capital of Perth, presumably because most of the route is across the Indian Ocean. An on-board
fire over the ocean, hours from the nearest airport, would almost certainly
result in a catastrophe.
The Dreamliner's Nightmares
There are at least four problems with the Boeing 787
The 787 has fundamental design flaws. The
aircraft is over-engineered and relies on avionics too much. The light weight
composite materials are also a potential disaster as no-one knows how they will
behave in an accident. The carbon fibre composite materials may shatter and
explode endangering all in the vicinity together with rescuers. The toxicity of
fumes are likely to be worse than metal aircraft.
The lithium-ion batteries are clearly flawed.
They have no fire suppression systems in their electrical compartments, only
smoke detectors. On board fires are notoriously difficult to extinguish,
especially if you are over the Pacific Ocean, five hours from the nearest
airport. Battery problems may be caused by condensation; hence the substantial
number of on-ground issues. Lithium-ion batteries were cited as the cause of
the UPS cargo plane crash
on 3 September 2010 in the United Arab Emirates. Similar batteries are
installed in 787’s.
Boeing’s obsession with outsourcing is a
potential problem with other issues, such as fuel valves. Because dozens of
companies across the globe make components and deliver these components to the
Boeing’s Everett factory according to their ‘just-in-time’ formula, defective
components and workmanship is going undetected.
The Boeing 787 was years behind schedule and
management were under pressure to make deliveries before they were sure of the
safety of the aircraft. The cosy relationship enjoyed with the FAA similarly
fast-tracked the approval process.
Based on the number of aircraft in service divided by the
number of incidents and at least one aircraft written-off it is safe to say the
Boeing 787 is the least safest aircraft in the skies today. This article was written by Paul Warner Dobson who is a travel writer for Destination Travel.
Politicians and lawyers both share many common traits. Both
professions attract a small number of idealists who hope to use the system to
fight for justice while a much larger number are attracted by the supposed
prestige and perks that come with the job. Truth distorting, public showmanship
and manipulation of the system are standard tools of the trade for both
professions with the end goal being personal enrichment. Some would regard both
professions as a necessary evil or an evil necessity.
Sydney’s City of Ryde's seemingly inoffensive Deputy Mayor Justin Li, has one foot
in politics and one in law. Unlike the idealists who strive to use the council
or the court room as a battleground for a worthy cause, Justin Li is in it for
career advancement. Standing as an independent candidate in 2008 for West Ward
and rising to Deputy Mayor in 2012, Justin Li has the right credentials for
being headhunted by any of the major political parties. Councillor Li has no
strong or controversial views on anything and essentially says whatever he
thinks his audience would like to hear. (See clip) The skills he displays in politics are
those he utilizes in his daily profession as a solicitor. He understands the
system and knows how to take advantage of it for his own (or his clients)
benefit; whether right or wrong.
While Justin Li was employed by legal firm Blake Dawson before
leaving for Kellogg’s in September 2011, he provided a disturbing example of
the lengths he would go to, to achieve court room victory. His employer, Blake
Dawson provided legal counsel to both Sydney International Airport Limited (SACL)
and its largest customer, Qantas Airways. In a dispute taken to Fair Work
Australia in 2010 Justin Li was hired by Qantas and deliberately masqueraded as
a Qantas employee in court in violation of the FWA Act restricting outside legal representation. When his
deception was alerted to FWA by the 'defendant', Qantas quickly made a submission
requesting outside counsel, claiming one of Australia's largest companies; Qantas, had insufficient expertise to
represent themselves! This is no trivial oversight as FWA legislation expressly
forbids the involvement of outside lawyers such as Justin Li, which he was well
aware of. Rather than chastising Justin Li, Blake Dawson or Qantas, Fair Work
Australia’s Commissioner Helen Cargill chose to ignore this blatant breach of the act
and approved his involvement in the case.
While representing Qantas, Justin Li phoned a Blake Dawson
colleague of his working at SACL to discuss this particular case, despite SACL
being a neutral party in the matter. Following this phone conversion SACL Security Operations Manager Kyile Whyte informed Fair Work Australia they were unable to provide
two subpoenaed items of evidence; CCTV footage and a single page from a sign-in
register. The mysterious disappearance of vital evidence following the
telephone conversation between Qantas’ Blake Dawson lawyer (Justin Li) and SACL’s
Blake Dawson lawyer seems highly suspicious, particularly as the disappearance
was of only a single page from the register. Unsurprisingly Justin Li’s
dishonest efforts and the superior resources of Qantas resulted in a court room
victory, but also the subsequent instant termination of Qantas’ Sydney Airport
Manager Claudio Grasso and its Human Resources Manager; Tracey Doedens on 9 May
What sort of man is Justin Li?
Being a convincing liar definitely makes a better lawyer. Pathological
lying requires the ability to lie without conscious or remorse and is
considered a vital prerequisite for a successful legal career. Australians cynically have very low expectations of both. The skills that Justin
Li finds so useful in his legal career are destined to assist him politically. Councillor Li is in politics for what he can do for Councillor Li. Justin Li is exactly
the sort of Yes-Man the Labor or Liberal party are searching for to do as he is told, so expect his face
in State Parliament some time soon. Written by Paul Warner Dobson.