Thank Goodness

For the common sense of ordinary people. Penny Wong, The Australian Federal Minister for Climate Change, says three hot days at her place prove global warming is real. And what’s more, no one is going to convince her otherwise, and she’s going ahead with emission controls, even if it wrecks the economy, because that’s the …

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Give the Guy a Break

Obama tries to enter the Oval Office through a window. To be fair, those look like they could be French doors, and he’s only just moved in. It sometimes takes me a few weeks to remember where the light switches are when I move house. It is not the trivial mistake by a man in a …

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CIA Station Chief Accused of Raping Local Women

‘The CIA’s station chief at its sensitive post in Algeria is under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for allegedly raping at least two Muslim women who claim he laced their drinks with a knock-out drug.’ It appears there may be video tape of the alleged offences. If this is true there will be massive …

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Three Hot Days – Global Warming Proven!

But of course. I wondered how long this would take. Federal Climate Change Minister Penny Wong says the current heatwave is a sign of global warming. It doesn’t matter that we have had a cooler than usual Summer, that world temperatures have been trending down for the last ten years, that much of the Northern …

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Let’s Get Microsoft

In the lead up to the release of Windows Vista in January 2007, some 19 million computers were sold in the US with labels saying they were ‘Vista Capable.’ A distinction was made between ‘Vista Capable’ and ‘Vista Premium Ready.’ Computers which were ‘Vista Premium Ready’ were required to have more memory and better graphics peformance …

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Tax Payers Don’t Have Time to Protest

via Instapundit, this call for a taxpayer march in Washington. But as a reader notes, taxpayers are generally too busy in their jobs, or running their businesses, to attend protest meetings. The ability freely and frequently to attend protest gatherings is the privilege of those who are tax recipients rather than those who are tax payers.

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Handouts Working

Federal Government handouts designed to stimulate the economy by taking money from people who earn it, and giving it to people who don’t (OK, I know that’s a generalisation) seem to be working well. If you make underpants, or run poker machines. Otherwise forget it.

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Let’s Hope Obama Doesn’t Fall For This

President of Iran, Moody Imanutjob, has demanded that Obama apologise for past crimes against Iran. Obama has said that ‘If countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.’ That was also the consistent policy of the Bush administration. I have no problem with that at all. But …

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Russia Halts Missile Deployment

This is good news. But… Russia says its change of mind is based on a change of attitude in the US administration over plans to install a missile defence system in Eastern Europe. ‘Russia had said the US missile shield plan in Europe was a direct threat. In November last year, Mr Medvedev announced that short-range …

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Another Hot Day

Forecasts suggest we will folllow our usual pattern of being 2 degrees cooler than Adelaide, but 42 degrees (Celsius – nearly 108 degress Fahrenheit) is still very hot for the island. This will make three days in a row over forty. It is unusual, and dangerous, especially if we get some wind and/or thunderstorms later …

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