Reason Number 23768 To Stop Funding The UN

Iran is elected to a position of global power in policing the international arms trade. This is the same Iran that wants to blow the “Zionist entity” off the map, and supplies weapons to terrorist groups including Hamas and Hezbollah. Great. Next step, Syria on the Human Rights Council. No responsible body could give that kind of credibility to …

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How Many Australian School Students

I wonder, would recognise these words: WHEREAS the people of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Tasmania, humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God, have agreed to unite in one indissoluble Federal Commonwealth under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland …

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This Would Be Hilarious …

If it weren’t so gol darned alarming. University students and teachers, nearly all of whom claim to be in favour of free speech, enthusiastically sign a petition to take conservatives off the air: From Exposing Leftists.

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Rocket Attacks Matter

Imagine a well-armed enemy which has sworn to destroy the US launches a series of rocket attacks on civilian targets in Washington, or Los Angeles, or Miami. Or a similar series of attacks on Sydney or Adelaide. The response would be furious. There would be international condemnation and emergency meetings of the UN Security Council. …

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Journalistic Integrity

Yes Virginia, journalistic integrity used to exist. But when someone like John Pilger is held up as an example for aspiring journos, things have gotten pretty grim. Ezra Levant talks about the values of the liberal journalistic pack in this discussion of a Canadian journalist’s decision to move to Cuba to live (via Blazing Cat Fur):

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The Hateful Intolerance of Liberals

From twitchy.com: Jane Pitt is the mother of actor Brad Pitt. On Tuesday, the Springfield News-Leader published her letter in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   “Any Christian who does not vote or write in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in …

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Interesting Stuff

Some thought starters from Ben Peter Terpstra’s blog Weekend Libertarian: 1. Government schools aren’t necessarily public schools. BP quotes from an article by John Stossel: Politicians claim that education and health care are different — too important to leave to market competition. Patients and parents aren’t real consumers because they don’t have the expertise to …

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Nigel Farage Rules

Via John Ray’s Political Correctness Watch: Why should we in Australia care? Well, many of us have friends and family in Europe. That is reason enough. Many of us also care about reason and democracy. Another key reason is that Europe is China’s biggest market. If the Euro collapses, as now seems almost inevitable, Europe’s …

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New English Review

The July New English Review is online. A couple of highlights: Geoffrey St John on why a nuclear Iran is a risk Israel cannot take. The argument that Iran is justified in seeking nuclear weapons because it cannot trust the US or Israel seems to me to be utterly bizarre. The US has profited not one …

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The Expensive Folly Of ‘Renewable’ Energy

Ray Evans & Tom Quirk have a comprehensive article on the folly and ruinous expense of so-called renewable energy in the current issue of Quadrant Magazine. A few sample paragraphs: The low-cost electricity we once enjoyed was obviously of great advantage to ordinary families, whose standard of living was thereby enhanced. But it was of greater …

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Values Of The IDF

Last November Herbert London wrote an article about Israel and just war theory. It is worth reading in full; it perfectly summarises the difference in the philosophies of Israel and its enemies. A few paragraphs: There were even times when the Israeli soldiers put their own lives at risk to avoid killing an innocent person. …

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Discrimination Is Not A Dirty Word

I discriminate every day. When buying products for the shop I discriminate against products which are poorly made or over-priced. I discriminate against suppliers who do not have items in stock when they say they do, or who charge too much for delivery, or don’t respond to questions. I do the same when at the supermarket …

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