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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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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Quadrant Magazine

There is lots of great reading in this month’s Quadrant Magazine. Many of the articles are available to read online, or subscribe and have access to all of this year’s issues, and archives. Quadrant Magazine is easily the best magazine of politics and literature in Australia, and the archives are a magnificent resource.

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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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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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Threatening People on Facebook is Fine

Reporting being threatened, on the other hand, is not acceptable. Black conservative women Diamond and Silk were recently banned from Facebook because their support for President Trump made them a danger to the community. Yes, really. Even though they are polite, funny, clever as heck, and have never threatened anyone. But when Jamie Glaznov, editor …

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China to Complete the World’s Longest Sea Bridge this Year

What an astonishing achievement this is. China will soon complete the world’s longest sea bridge. A fifty-five kilometre sea bridge, and a six and a half kilometre under-sea tunnel. “The engineering challenges have been immense. The soft — and in some places deep — seabed meant engineers had to drive more than 100 huge steel …

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Tempy Talks to a Hero

She prefers her real name, Temperance. This is lovely. No matter how small you are, or how young or how old, or how little you think have to offer, you can still make a difference.

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Syria: A Christian Response

Part of a long and thoughtful article by Sohrab Ahmari, writing at Commentary Magazine. ” … the troubling outcome of the Iraq project doesn’t automatically vindicate the reflexive Christian opposition to today’s escalation in Syria. Christian supporters and critics of Trump’s move must apply public moral reasoning informed by the faith’s rich tradition of thinking about …

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Syria: Sending a Message

How to send a message that use of chemical weapons crosses a red line, as then President Obama insisted (and then, appallingly, failed to act), without involving the US in another pointless ground war on the other side of the world? This article by Thomas Lifson on American Thinker makes the case that President Trump …

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Green Power, Black Death

Paul Driessen pointed out years ago that green policies mean stopping developing nations from developing by depriving them of energy and clean water. Viv Forbes lists the ways green policies also undermine the continuing growth of the West. Greens are not only traitors to the poor, they are traitors to the environment: Greens hate individual …

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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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Nothing Left to Ban

Since the UK banned most personal ownership of firearms, its rate of knife crime has risen to the point where someone in Britain is attacked with a knife every four minutes. In addition, London now has one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world. No mention in the Independent of the likely …

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