Really Inconvenient Truths (For Liberals)

Just ordered this book from Amazon: The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don’t Want You to Know About–Because They Helped Cause Them Like most people, I want to live in a world where we are responsible in our care for creation, and treat the resources of the world as gifts to be nurtured, shared and …

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Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince Trailer

A couple of posts with an entertainment theme today, so I thought I might as well include this trailer for the new Harry Potter movie – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. David Yates, who directed Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – easily the best of the series so far, and better …

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Green Lantern Gets Green Light

Sorry, that was just too hard to resist. Warner Bros will start filming the Green Lantern in Sydney in November. It wasn’t one of my favourite comics – I loved Iron Man (and enjoyed the film version with Robert Downey Jnr, too) and Dr Strange. But Green Lantern was still pretty cool. His abilities come from …

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Free Online Games

If you like the idea of becoming a hero or building an empire while interacting with people around the world, but want to play for free, these two games might be for you. Travian – start as the chief of a small village and end up building a wonder of the world. Or start as a …

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Jesus Was A Community Organisor, Pilate Was A Governor

So (blinding flash of religious insight) Barack Obama must be wonderful, and Sarah Palin is really, really bad. Just overlook the fact that Bill Clinton was also a governor. Because he was like, you know, cool and stuff. And so supportive of women. Lots of them. But just ask yourself: ‘Who of Obama or Pailn …

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Free Speech, Climate Change, Fiji and Holocaust Denial

Historian and former teacher Frederick Toben has been found guilty of contempt of court because he continued to publish material claiming the Holocaust never happened, and that some people (notably some Jews) were making money out of keeping the story going. Holocaust denial is stupid, and probably motivated by racism. But fining people or putting them …

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