Clem 7 Tunnel Farce – Just Like the NBN

OK, so Brisbane needs better traffic systems. But this absurdly expensive, oversold, poorly researched, underused tunnel? The Clem 7 tunnel would never have been built if actual costs and usage had been known beforehand. RiverCity is carrying $1.3 billion in debt and wrote down its $1.56 billion of assets to $258 million at June 30 last …

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Historic Health Reforms?

Right up there with the great moral challenge of our time. Having a single government funder of health services would help to prevent some of the bickering between Sate and federal governments, and reduce some of the cost of bureacratic oversight in health service delivery. So more money could be spent on actual medical care. …

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Lies Don’t Work

People tell lies, or use statistics, which frequently amounts to the same thing, to get what they want. Most people acknowledge that telling lies is a bad thing. In general. But in this particular case, their case, the positive outcome justifies a little liberality with the facts. So the liberal media proclaims about such malicious misportrayals …

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Cool Hats, Dudes

More about Egypt a bit later, but for now, these tidbits from the Daily Mail: A handy supply of stones for peaceful pro-democracy protestors to throw at people who disagree with them:  And a selection of creative protective headgear in case one happens to be hit by a peace-loving stone:

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Feel the Love

Oh, it’s so warm and cuddly. Liberal progressives are forgiving, inclusive, welcoming of those who disagree with them. And of course, they never use violent or malicious rhetoric. Or not. Just listen to the bile and hatred from some of these folks: Clarence Thomas should be impeached, tortured, sent back to the planatation, and strung …

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Why Climate Change Nonsense Has to Stop

Climate change alarmists need to be called to account. When they talk about global warming, they actually mean three separate things: 1. The world is getting warmer in an unprecedented, or at least highly unusual and alarming, way. 2. This unusual warming is caused by human activity, specifically, the use of fossil fuels. 3. The world getting warmer …

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