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#China Australia trade agreement اتفاق التجارة بين الصين أستراليا

Unlike the Obama speech in Brisbane on Saturday which chided countries, including Australia for inaction on climate change and warned of security threats amassing in Asia – a reference in part to China – Mr Xi offered a positive version of the security situation, inviting Australia to get with the side wanting peace.
  
"We should be harmonious neighbours who stick together through good and bad," he said, notwithstanding Australia's formal treaty obligations under the ANZUS alliance.

"Australia is an influential country and we welcome Australia to play a more constructive role in the region.

"Our two countries should co-operate in disaster relief, counter-terrorism, maritime safety, and jointly meet various security challenges to our region."

More SMH 18.11.2014 >>

A warlike state will fall وهناك دولة الحربية تسقط


While China is big in size, President Xi said, "our forefathers realized over 2,000 years ago that a warlike state, however big it may be, will eventually fall."

"A harmonious and stable domestic environment and a peaceful international environment are what China needs most," he noted, adding that neither turbulence nor war serves the fundamental interests of the Chinese people.

Xi pledged that China will continue to follow a win-win strategy of opening-up, both uphold justice and promote cooperation, develop an open economy and strengthen and expand all-round mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries.

More Xinhua 2014/11/18 >>

上游山区 Upstream mountain الجبل المنبع

Legislatures abandon duty المجالس التشريعية التخلي عن واجب

American common law generally issues from refinements of England's Bracton and Coke then Blackstone in a ptolemaic cosmology of a single and finite universe of concentric spheres and planes. Please see essay on Blackstone's work here >>
Ptolemy's universe
Blackstone renders an elevated horizontal trellis suspending law, like vines, grown out of the writs, covenant, and messages.

These sainted sources have come to include the US Constitution, ritual worship of which includes the inscribed ideal expressed as "Equal Justice Under Law".

Original common law - whereby the United States of America is constituted - serves to safeguard the common people from disadvantageous incidents.
In service of that purpose, congress has licence to legislate, to make laws.

Legislation by a congress is only by right of the common law. 

It cannot be said that enactments impossible to read for the common person, or in disguise of purpose, or in undue preference, and always so arcane as to be reserved in comprehension to a few people, then they cannot be legislation, and the congress no more a legislator.

As the legislative branch - if not indeed the other two - has irredeemably failed, abandoned, shunned the purposes of the common law, like the ozone layer in response to CFC, Blackstone's trellis has shredded apertures all over. 

Omens everywhere, tumbling out of the sky, day and night. 

You can, but be careful as you look through. Think friendly.

We walk above the law نسير فوق القانون

US Supreme Court building Washington DC 
The blazon of the US Supreme Court ... "Equal Justice Under Law" really gets it wrong because justice is uniquely individual, commendably equivalent, but never equal, never the same.

And law is under our feet, emerging by god from the center of the earth, not overhead ethereality. 

Ground law constitutes nations. 

Justice is the only crop of law's earth. Justice vitalises the law. 

We people all walk above the law, carefully. 

The law supports our lively progresses in peace, prosperity, by assuring our confidence in others of justice rendered in common.

That's how we live, in just society. 

That's why and how we are just people.

Janus