Author Archives: Rafe Champion

Rafe’s Roundup Friday 22 Feb

From The Centre for Independent Studies. Does Western civilization have a future? And the road to Venezuela. First they came for the presumption of innocence. The latest embattled Enlightenment values are the presumption of innocence and support for the choice … Continue reading

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Who is David Icke?

Can someone who is more up to date on this tell us what is going on with David Icke? Ok he has got some crazy ideas if you can trust an ABC report. Since when did that preclude being able … Continue reading

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Unreliable energy set to melt the rural grid in Victoria

Exciting times down south, wind and solar equivalent of two coal-fired power stations coming on line by 2025 and the grid won’t be able to cope. OK gold plate the grid. And how of two coal-fired power stations will wind … Continue reading

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Jo Nova responds to the latest abomination from the BOM

Headlines today announce that the Bureau of Meteorology has upped the rate of warming in recent times. Jo Nova and others have been on this case for some time. Her latest commentary. See also some of the series of posts … Continue reading

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A philosopher defending the merchants of alarm

“my view is that philosophers do better to paint a picture in which we urge trust in the consensus of the scientific community,based on features of that community’s social organization.” (Winsberg p. 161) Philosophy and Climate Science (Cambridge 2018) appears … Continue reading

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Rafe’s roundup Friday 15 Feb

New Publications from the Centre for Independent Studies. Post of the week. Jo Nova’s commentary on Australia’s dash to disaster, leading the world in the Green Energy race (to the bottom). The Australian Taxpayers Alliance. Campaigns. The German Green Energy … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. Motley parliaments

In the years to come we’re going to have plenty of motley parliaments, with fewer major party parliamentarians and larger crossbenches of independents and minor parties holding the balance of power. We better get used to it. At the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Vaclav Klaus

From Desmog, not my favourite site but it often has useful background information. “As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market … Continue reading

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Green taxes killing European industry

Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the EU. Nobody but nobody in my business seriously invests in Europe. They haven’t for a generation. Everyone in my business does however invest in the USA, Middle East or China, or indeed, … Continue reading

Posted in International, Rafe | 14 Comments

What is happening in Paris? Not much according to the MSM

There appears to be a different story to be told, but who would know? Where is the media? Seriously, we are now 13 weeks deep in a massive movement that has garnered thousands of participants every week in one of … Continue reading

Posted in International, Rafe | 22 Comments