George Strait – Country Artist of the Decade

I always hated country music as a teenager, but got to know it better, and to respect and enjoy it, when we lived in Western Queensland. Lots of country music fans will be pleased to see this once in a decade (OK, there’s a surprise) award going to a more traditional country artist. And it …

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Heat Wave but no Global Warming?

Interesting… Several stories on major Australian media sites about extra deaths possibly caused by the Victorian heatwave in January. But so far, not a single mention of CO2 or global warming. Quite rightly, of course, because individual weather events, even unusual weather events and their consequences, should not be blamed on global patterns without some evidence that …

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NSW MPs Putting State in Darkness

But I thought that’s what everyone wanted? Surely that couple of extra Earth Hours didn’t bother anyone? Where are your priorities? Pretty obviously, if your population increases, and you don’t build new power production infrastructure, you are going to get some shortages of electricity. So this must be some sort of cunning NSW Labor plan …

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Holden Cuts Production to Half – Good News?

According to PM Kevin Rudd, Holden is the bright star in the GM firmament, the only good GM news anywhere in the world. This because a new four cylinder car is due to come into production in 2010. But Holden’s Australian sales fell by 20% in the first quarter of this year, with sales to some export …

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OK to Pick on Christians

I read the latest Adelaide Church Guardian this morning. It’s dismal, of course. More breast-beating about no-one going to church. The yawn-inspiring PC nonsense the Guardian constantly parrots might give church leaders some clues about declining attendances if they were really interested. But there is an article about ‘Jesus Week’ at the University of Adelaide and Uni SA. It’s …

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The Shroud of Turin and the Knights Templar

Whatever one thinks about its authenticity, the Shroud is a fascinating object. Carbon dating tests conducted in 1988 indicated the Shroud could not be dated any earlier than 1260. That figure was immediately disputed (and not just by Shroud believers) because it was claimed that the very small parts of the Shroud removed for dating had been taken …

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