Tinkering Won’t Make This Pig Fly

Via Dissecting Leftism, this article from The American Spectator, saying what I have been saying for the last several weeks. See here and here, for example, that the proposed US economic stimulus package will not and can not work, because it is based on a toxic combination of wishful thinking and economic theory known to have no …

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Amanda Update

Amanda has been a lot more responsive yesterday and today, and was able to mouth the word ‘Wellington’ when I asked her if she knew where she was. So co-ordination is returning, and higher brain function is OK, though it is still too early to tell how OK. We are hoping she will be able to …

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Why PCs are Better Than Macs

As if it wasn’t obvious. This article is a year old, but still gives a good summary of why you be crazy to buy a Mac. Macs are fine for children and public servants, but in the real world they just don’t cut it.

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The Lunatics Are Running the Asylum

Via Andrew Bolt, this story of the banning of Geert Wilders from Britain. ‘It seems that in Britain the public debate has already been smothered to the extent that a democratically elected politician from another EU country is not allowed to come to Britain to adress a private meeting with British politicians in the Palace …

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The New Kindle 2 Looks Good

But this could be better. An app to enable you to read e-books on your smartphone. The positives are that if you have a smartphone you don’t need another device – saving space in your pocket as well as money. Not quite as many launch titles as the Kindle, but the list still looks pretty …

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Read This Reuters Article

For an idiotic comparison of the division between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, who spend their spare time killing one another, stealing aid (largely given by Israel) and plotting against the ‘Zionist entity’, and different parties in Israeli politics, whose members are often personal friends despite their political differences, and whose differences are talked over in …

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Bushfire Death Toll May Reach 200

Even though Victoria has cooled a little, there are still about twenty fires still out of control. A fifth of the residents of the town of Maryville may be dead. Many bodies are still in burnt homes. Many of the fires are thought to have been deliberately lit. That means some of those homes  are crime scenes. Investigations …

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