Nigel Farage Rules

Via John Ray’s Political Correctness Watch: Why should we in Australia care? Well, many of us have friends and family in Europe. That is reason enough. Many of us also care about reason and democracy. Another key reason is that Europe is China’s biggest market. If the Euro collapses, as now seems almost inevitable, Europe’s …

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Kicking Our Allies

A few days ago communist China launched its first (albeit recycled) aircraft carrier. Whatever else this is, it is an attempt to project Chinese authority over the Western Pacific. A renewed reason to demonstrate and affirm moral and material support to our non-communist allies in Asia. But virtually simultaneously, the news that the US has bowed to pressure from …

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Rare Earths, Monazite, Thorium and China

The rare earth elements are not ‘earths’ but metals. Nor are they rare. They are expensive because they are difficult to extract. Thorium isn’t a rare earth. It is generally found as a by-product of the processing of Monazite ore for rare earths elements (REEs). Thorium is a radio-active metal approximately three times as abundant as Uranium. I’ll come …

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China, Warming and Renewable Energy.

From James Delingpole at the UK Telegraph: One of the great lies told us by our political leaders in order to persuade us to accept their swingeing and pointless green taxes and their economically suicidal, environmentally vandalistic wind-farm building programmes is that if we don’t do it China will. Apparently, just waiting to be grabbed …

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