Citizenship and Australian Politicians

It is not controversial that if you are part of the government of a country, then your loyalty to that country should be undivided. It is perfectly reasonable to require that members of the Australian Federal Government should be citizens of Australia, and not of any other country. Finding a clear way to make this …

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Every Day in Every Way …

“Every day in every way, I am getting better and better” was the catch-phrase of Émile Coué, French psychologist and pharmacist, who believed people could be healed and their lives improved through the power of aut0-suggestion. His theories have long since fallen out of favour. But what is true is that every day, in almost …

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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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