1% Of The Population, 80% Of Terror

US Department of Justice statistics show that although they constitute only 1% of America’s population, Muslims have been responsible for 186 of 228 terror cases investigated since 9/11. The Tamil Tigers and Columbian FARC are next with 32 cases between them. And, no, of course we shouldn’t blame all Muslims for this. And we don’t. …

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Canada – An Object Lesson

Canadian blogger Publius questions the priorities of government spending. While refusing treatment for a 35 year old mother of two with cancer (cost $40,000), Canada manages to find $42,000 to fund extra classes in French for a dyslexic tax collector. Here’s part of what he has to say: These two stories are eloquent expressions – for …

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Wart Girl Bumped

On Monday March 7th Tim Blair alerted his readers to the work of blogger Alene Composta. Andrew Bolt picked up the story the following day. Alene’s writings were a mixture of demented rantings about current political debates, meditations on her state of mental health, and personal attacks on people who disagreed with her. So naturally she was immediately invited …

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Quadrant Magazine

I have a 700 word piece about the proposed National Curriculum on Quadrant Online. I agree with Kevin Donnelly of the Educational Standards Institute that the National Curriculum is a fluffy and disconnected mess. I suggest that this may in fact be a good thing, because it may encourage more parents and students to consider …

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