To Energy, or not to Energy

Let me make this simple: If, instead of supporting responsible local energy development, you choose to support undemocratic oil-producing regimes which export terrorism, have low environmental standards, kill gays and oppress women, then I choose not to support you.  

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How Good is the US Economy?

When even the New York Times struggles to find words to say how good the US economy is, you know it’s good: We Ran Out of Words to Describe How Good the Jobs Numbers Are The economy is in a sweet spot, with steady growth and broad improvement in the labor market. The real question …

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The Conviction of Archbishop Wilson – Further Reflections

The media cannot reasonably be expected to report every piece of evidence. This means that any assessment based on media reports is necessarily tentative. It is entirely possible that any one media outlet may have omitted some critical point. But it is unlikely that every major outlet should fail to report the same argument or …

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Leftists; Just Keep Shouting “Racist!”

What a nasty piece of photo-shopping this is: This is the original pic: It is hard to imagine the kind of steamed up hatefulness that would think it acceptable and moral to defame ordinary people in this way, and almost equally difficult to understand so deep a need to believe other people are racist that …

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Bashing Emergency Service Workers is Not OK

Unless you are a woman who might be inconvenienced by having to serve a jail sentence. Or at least, that is the impression given by a recent decision in a Victorian court. State law requires a mandatory minimum jail term of six months for assaulting an emergency service worker. This didn’t bother Judge Barbara Cotterell. …

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Why is Britain Selling Weapons to our Enemies?

Erdogan is no friend to the West. He is a violent, oppressive dictator, and a supporter of terrorism. Prime Minister May knows this; hence the “stern warning.” Is the UK so desperate for money it has to resort to selling powerful modern weapons to the enemies of civilization?

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Iran May Name Bribe Recipients

Senior advisors in Iran are threatening to name Western officials to whom bribes were paid to seal the Iran peace deal. Oh Yes. Please do. We all know which side of politics has absolutely nothing to fear from those revelations. Of course, if Iran does release the names of officials and politicians who received, ah …

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Hurricane Harvey Scares – Zombie Science

A few political hacks masquerading as scientists released a paper on 23rd April called “Hurricane Harvey: Links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation.” You can find the paper at the American Geophysical Union with the breathless headline “Record Breaking Ocean Heat Fuelled Hurricane Harvey.” One of the authors of this travesty is Keith …

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To Reduce Debt, Cut Spending

It seems a simple enough solution; to reduce debt, reduce spending. This graph from Australia’s IPA (Institute of Public Affairs) shows just how effective a one percent reduction in overall spending would be, wiping out the deficit in the current year, and halving gross debt in two years: Instead, we have another budget of the …

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Next Year in Jerusalem

Firstly, that very strange girl from Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest. Not a song or a style that appeals to me, but nonetheless, well done. This means next year’s Contest will be held in Jerusalem. And that is great. And, today marks the day when the United States finally does what its Congress voted …

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Terrifying New Data on Sea Level Rise

Terrifying to climate alarmists, that is. Sea level has been rising for the last 20,000 years, since the start of the blessed global warming that brought us into the light, warmth and buzzing with life bio-diversity of the current inter-glacial period. The most rapid increases in sea level occurred between fifteen and eight thousand years …

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Australian Federal Budget 2018

I am just back from a long day at work, and too tired to think in detail about the 2018 budget. But the Greens hate it, so that is an indication that at least some aspects of it are positive. These might include reducing the likelihood¬† of “bracket creep” for low and middle income earners. …

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Doctors Remove 132 Pound Ovarian Tumour

A 132-pound ovarian tumor was removed from a 38-year-old Connecticut woman this year, according to two doctors involved in the case. The patient, who wished to remain anonymous, reported that the tumor began growing at a rate of about 10 pounds per week in November. A medical team, including 12 surgeons, removed it in a …

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