X-Men Origins: Wolverine

X-Men Origins: Wolverine took about $87 million on its opening weekend. It’s a good, but not great film. $87 million is enough to bring it into the top 20 all time biggest movie openings. Number one is Dark Knight, which took nearly $160 million. Looking at the top 100 list, it is clear that the reason people …

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Climate Change Hits Indigenous Australians Hardest

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma, recently returned from the UN’s Conference for Racism and Anti-Semitism, says that Australia’s indigenous people will be hardest hit by climate change. If temperatures in North Queensland continue to rise, icebergs in the Torres Strait will begin to melt. This will result in dangerous sea …

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Those Gentle Caring Greenies

A $1.2 million arson attack on forestry equipment. Selfish, irresponsible, idiotic, criminal. But pretty much no risk of anyone being harmed. But attaching wires to trees where loggers cannot see them to make those trees fall in ways loggers will be unable to predict? MP Daniel Hulme claims activists have put lives at risk by setting …

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Anthropogenic Global Warming Could Have Been Right

In laboratory conditions, increases in the proportion of CO2 in air result in a small, but proportional increase in heat retention. It was reasonable to ask whether a similar effect might apply in the real world. If increased CO2 was responsible for warming, then this warming would occur more quickly in the upper troposphere, and at …

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D-Day (Dimwit Day) In South Australia

The Rann government’s ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags starts today. I predict chaos and frustration at supermarkets around the state. Tim Blair notes that the people who grow marijuana are subject to a fine of $300, while those who provide their customers with a plastic shopping bag are subject to a fine of $315. This …

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