Bitcoin Trading Scam

There is a never-ending parade of new share and currency trading scams. Bitcoin scams are the latest; they won’t be the last. Geoffrey Luck tells the story of a friend who was convinced by a tale that (as usual) involved some well-known people and trade names to give the con-men added credibility. It is easy …

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Renewable Energy?

So called renewable energy is not renewable. When you take into account the cost of construction, installation, maintenance, transmission, and the need to keep real energy sources running constantly to make up for fluctuations in supply caused by the unreliability of wind and sunlight, any wind or solar installation has a net cost in energy. …

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Not Compassion but Envy

Inequality is often cited as a major cause of social disruption, and an urgent justice issue for democratic societies. It has been pointed out many times before that you can have freedom, or you can have equality. You can’t have both, for the simple reason that different people will make different choices. That is what …

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The Murray River and Pudding-headed Pixies

I am getting a little tired of seeing people repost Jeremy Buckingham’s moronic video about Cubbie Station and the Murray/Darling  basin. It’s always the end of the world with these loons. Everything is going wrong, everything’s a disaster, the world is going to end. Unless you vote for us, give us lots of money, and …

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Delcons and Deliberations

It is becoming increasingly clear that there is no prospect of a Liberal party led by Malcom Turnbull ever returning to the party’s former core values of social conservatism, fiscal responsibility and personal integrity. Being determined to win at any cost, and make any promises to do so, is not a win at all. Certainly …

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Think Organic is better? Think Again..

In 2012 Stanford University’s Centre for Health Policy did the biggest comparison of organic and conventional foods and found no robust evidence for organics being more nutritious. A brand-new review has just repeated its finding: “Scientific studies do not show that organic products are more nutritious and safer than conventional foods.” …  animals on organic …

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Fed Up With Facebook?

Visit Blissyoo. Don’t let Facebook decide what you see and what you can post. Blissyoo means no censorship of posts, freedom of speech, videos, music, groups, pages, news, and soon, revenue sharing. Visit, join, invite your friends.

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Damn that Global Warming!

Frost Strikes France’s Burgundy and Loire Wine Regions. Freezing temperatures from Chablis to Côte Chalonnaise to Chinon and Montlouis damage young vine buds, threatening this year’s crop Early reports from the Loire were not hopeful. “In the memory of vignerons, there are two major freezes: 1991 and 1994. This is on the level of 1994. …

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A Modest Proposal

Well I was wrong about 4,000 new jobs in Adelaide at a cost of an additional $18 billion to build the subs here. Christopher Pyne says it’s 2,800 jobs. Let’s be generous and say 3,000.   That’s $6 million per job.   I have an idea. Why not let the Federal government pay 3,000 unemployed …

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Subs Scam Could Cost the Election

Since the announcement that Australia’s new submarines were to be built in Adelaide by a French company, from the only poll that ever gets it right, punters:   • Labor closes in on the Coalition, odds cut into $3.25 to win the election.   • Coalition drifts from $1.25 out to $1.33.   • All …

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Building Submarines in Adelaide… Why?

I cannot join in the general rejoicing about the subs being built in Adelaide. Submarines and other defense requirements should be built so as to provide the best possible equipment for our defense personnel, at the best possible value for Australian taxpayers. Building the subs in Adelaide will cost an additional $18 billion. That is, …

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Green Power, Black Death

That is the subtitle of Paul Driessen’s powerful book describing how Western “green” restrictions on the cheap energy the West demands and takes for granted result in suffering and death in the world’s poorest nations: It could just as well be the tile of Brendon Pearson’s article “Carefree ignore consequences of limiting supply of fossil …

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Why Socialised Medicine Does Not Work

I don’t usually copy and paste entire articles, but this, by John Stossel on his hospital experience, is just too accurate to ignore: I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I’ll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth …

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Veges Rule!

This image has been floating around Facebook for the last few days: Prompting various responses: Here’s the mind-blowing argument: “If we each grow a large crop of different food, we could all trade with each other and eat for practically free.” Where to start? Well, for one thing, growing your own food isn’t exactly “free,” …

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