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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Chicago Gun Violence

“New reports reveal a deadly wave of gun violence in Chicago, with nearly forty people shot in three days. A 15-year old boy, a young mother, and even a four-year-old girl sitting on her porch have all been shot dead. These are just a few of the nearly 40 people who were gunned down in …

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Saudi Arabia to Permit Churches

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad has agreed to allow Christians to build churches in Saudi Arabia. If this is accurate, it is a remarkable breakthrough. Muhammad said that no religions other than Islam should be permitted on the Arabian peninsula. There will be strong resistance from Islamic leaders to any suggestion Christians should be allowed to …

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Trump Right on Korean Peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says President Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing about the new rapport between North and South Korea, and for getting North Korea to agree to dismantle its nuclear arms programme: “South Korean President Moon Jae-in thinks US President Donald Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts …

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Police Priorities

“A driver who flipped the bird at a traffic camera is about to be a jailbird. A court in England has sentenced Timothy Hill, 67, to eight months in prison after he was caught using an illegal laser jammer to avoid speeding tickets.” OK, Timothy Hill is an idiot. And probably not a very nice …

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Aflie Evans, Alder Hey Hospital, and Socialised Medicine

“Britain’s Court of Appeal on Wednesday rejected a new bid by the parents of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans to take him to Italy and continue his life support against the wishes of his doctors and judges. Doctors say the 23-month-old boy suffers from a degenerative neurological condition that has left him in a “semi-vegetative …

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American River

American River, South Australia: there is something wonderful about living in a community where the most exciting thing that happens all week, the front page news story, is ten people wanting to save an old tree. We have a lot to be thankful for. And then there is that great little American River Post Office …

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Gaza Could Be A Paradise

If Hamas would spend money on infrastructure instead of destruction, and if Hamas wanted to live in peace with its neighbours, Gaza could be a paradise. As long as hating Jews is more important to Hamas than building a stable nation, Gaza will be a sad, failed, non state.

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Who’s a Good Boy Then?

Max. Max is a good boy. Seventeen old blue heeler Max, deaf and partially blind, stayed through the night with lost three year old Aurora, then lead searchers to her in the morning. Queensland police have named Max an honorary police dog. Good boy!

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Greenland Melting? Nope.

Greenland is melting, right? Sea levels are rising. Global warming is a disaster. It is all our fault. No, no, no, and no.   Visit these two websites for more information: Watts Up With That NoTricksZone  

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News and Not News

From Andrew Klavan: “This is a country of 325-million people. If two guys getting tossed out of a coffee shop is news, then things in Donald Trump’s America must be going pretty damned well. … Two black men walk into a Starbucks in Philadelphia — Starbucks, a leftist company that is unlikely to encourage old-fashioned …

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National Australia Bank – Leaders in Banking Malpractice

The Australian Royal Commission into banking malpractice is considering submissions now, so it seems an appropriate time to link back to my story from 2012 about our own very special experience with the NAB (National Australia Bank). “In 2007 Kathy and I needed to buy a new home. We had banked with the National Australia …

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Blacks, Whites, Murders and Lynchings

Twice as many black men and women are killed by other blacks every year in the US than were killed by lynching in every year combined since the end of the Civil War. Forty times as many black babies are destroyed by abortion every year as black lives were lost to lynching. Blacks make up …

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