Absolutely Fabulous

I meant to say something about this a week ago, then forgot about it, and found it again today while looking at something else. It still seems worth commenting on. Britain seems to be willing to let just about anyone in. The pollies don’t want to appear harsh, after all. But that free for all …

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Muslim Inventions

I forgot to mention, when talking about my islamic teacher friend, that she had also told her class about the many islamic inventions taken for granted and not acknowledged in the West. She talked about the number system, coffee, chess, arches (in architecture). Students were sceptical. And rightly. I am not sure whether she had …

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Bank Blunder Makes Millionaires

A coupe who own a small business in Rotorua in New Zealand applied to the Westpac bank for a $10,000 overdraft. The bank deposited $7.8 million into their account. Not surprisingly, the couple took as much of the money as they could and cleared off. Detective Senior Sergeant David Harvey has called on Interpol to help …

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Stephen Long Doesn’t Know What Puerile Means

Otherwise this is a pretty good article about the problems with economics predictions, and the difficulty of developing policy on the basis of those predictions. Stephen seems to think puerile means pointless, because there can never be any definitive answers. But it doesn’t. Puerile means childish, immature, trivial. Debate about economic policy is certainly not that. Even …

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Sexting – Just Say No

A couple of days ago I posted a story about a 14 year old girl who had been charged with possession of child pornography because she had some nude photos of herself on her mobile phone. Then there was  story about a group of teenagers in Victoria being cautioned by a magistrate in relation to child …

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