A Darn Good Question

Why is the world silent on the constant terrorist attacks on Israel? From the Chicago Tribune, by Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Envoy to the UN: Silence. Just silence from the U.N. Silence from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. And silence from major media outlets throughout the world. Imagine for just a moment if this were happening …

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The NBN Goes Down the Toilet

If there was ever any way the outrageously expensive National Broadband Network could have paid for itself, that prospect ended on Friday: NBN Co has been forced to back down on its plans to restrain Telstra from promoting its wireless internet services as a substitute for the $36 billion fibre network for two decades after pressure …

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Literature and the Search for Liberty

This essay by Mario Vargas Llosa is a month old now. It has been available since then behind paywalls. I only today found a site where the whole essay is available free. This is the first few paragraphs: What is lost on collectivists is the prime importance of individual freedom for societies to flourish and economies to thrive. The …

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How to Make a Point Without Leaving a Mess

Unlike the occupy mobsters, these ladies have a point, it is a point worth making, they don’t leave a mess for anyone else to clean up, and no one got raped or murdered. Femen 5, Occupiers 0. FEMEN, a Ukrainian feminist group, is up in arms about the win of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party …

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Treasurer Swan to ANZ – I Will Be Very Angry With You

Wayne Swan has put ANZ on notice he will not tolerate the bank moving its lending rates independently of the Reserve Bank, after it revealed it would take the audacious step to review its rates on the second Friday of every month. The move, ordered by boss Mike Smith and ANZ’s Australian chief executive Phil …

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