Mass Murders and Gun Control

Every time there is a major public shooting in the US, there is an outcry on Twitter and Facebook; It’s so easy! Can’t they see what the problem is? Just take the guns away! Don’t they care about their children? And then the laments; nothing will change. They don’t care. They are only worried about …

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Love isn’t Love, and “Gay Marriage” Isn’t Marriage

A couple of days ago I posted an article essentially saying that same sex relationships may be as loving and worthy of respect as heterosexual relationships, but they are a different thing, with different meaning to society, so it is wrong to get the government to force everyone to pretend they are the same. Of …

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Last Thoughts on Redefining Marriage

I have gay family members, and have had gay friends all my life; people who are dear to me, whose feelings I value, and whose opinions I respect. I have been to gay bars, events and festivals with gay friends, been propositioned by men more times than I can remember, and am happy to greet …

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Redefining Marriage – Semantics and Stalinism

Societies are successful when their policies and practices align with reality. Success for a society means the ongoing ability to provide resources and safety to ensure that children can grow to maturity, and in turn, have children of their own. Once this basic necessity is ensured, success can also be measured by life-span, low infant …

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Trump, #nevertrump and the Future of US Politics

What is it about Trump that some conservatives find so distressing? You’d expect progressives to be disturbed, of course, even before you get to policies. Trump is a manly, no nonsense, successful businessman. When you do consider policies, the nightmare deepens. He is unashamedly proud of his country, and has made it clear that when …

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At Last, Maybe, the End of the Global Warming Scam

There never was any real-world evidence to support the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. According to Richard Lindzen, Professor of Meteorology at MIT, the ‘consensus’ was declared before the research had even begun: “Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century’s developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally …

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2106 Australian Election Thoughts

Just back from handing out how to vote cards for a candidate I only halfheartedly support and who will not get my first vote. Interesting that Sportsbet, who are generallty far more reliable than any media pundits, predict the following: Coalition: 79 Labor: 66 Greens: 1 (Adam Bandt – Melbourne) NXT: 1 (Rebekha Sharkie – …

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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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Death Penalty for Gays and Lesbians? That’s Not Extreme!

Or so says this imam. I know we are all fed up with hearing about this. But watch this, and think, seriously, whether the attitudes on display here are compatible with Western values and liberal democracy. And I promise this will be the last thing I post on this. Until the next atrocity … https://youtu.be/JeC2OLv_Fhw …

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Orlando Shooter Was Gay

Lots of assumptions were made following the Orldando shooting. One assumption everyone seems to have made was that the murders were, at least in part, motivated by homophobia. The reason for this was that the shooting took place at a well-known gay nightclub. But there is no evidence that the shooter was anti-gay. None. His …

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Iran Builds Military Base in Iraq

Iran is building a military base in the Kurdish heartland of Northern Iraq, apparently specifically to target the Kurds, who are leading the fight against ISIS. If this marks a new level of understanding betweeen Iraq and Iran, then it amounts to the creation of a Shi’ite arc extending from Hezbollah in Lebanon, through Syria …

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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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Conspiracy Theorists

Fukushima, vaccines, chemtrails. It is always the same. CT (Conspiracy theorist) “Something really bad and scary is happening!” Me “I don’t think there is any evidence to support that.” CT “That’s because there is a massive cover-up. The (government, power companies, big pharma, Monsanto) are deliberately hiding the truth from the public.” Me ” How …

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More Bogus Quotes ..

Yet another bogus quote in support of a trendy cause. Spend enough time on Facebook or Twitter and you’ll eventually come across this quote which purportedly emerged from Churchill’s bulldog visage in the darkest days of World War II. It has Churchill responding to a plan to cut money for the arts to fund the …

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Cuts to Arts Funding – Yay!

In response to the customary whining on the ABC about possible reductions in the government spending other people’s money: Cuts to arts funding are not ‘tantamount to the Coalition Government standing bang in the middle, right on top of Uluru with a megaphone, shouting “Oh just work for free! You know you want to!”‘ It …

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