Category Archives: Oppressive government

Boris Trudeau

UK ‘Celebrates’ Freedom From EU by Pushing Massive Online Censorship Orders.

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American Miscellany

MANY people are too busy to read essays that take longer to finish than a cup of coffee or a couple of cigarettes. However, for those who have 23 minutes to spare (estimate by Read-o-Meter) and who love American political … Continue reading

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Waterboarding of suspicious shot-putters coming soon

WHEN he gets back from his historic trek to the South Pole, Sinclair is not going to be happy about this: ASADA to be granted new powers in move feared to threaten athletes’ rights. Australia’s anti-doping body ASADA is to … Continue reading

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From that ‘nice’ country Harry and Meghan have adopted

🚨PLEASE RETWEET, PLEASE HELP 🚨 I wrote a book criticizing Justin Trudeau. Now police are investigating me. I was interrogated for an hour by two federal agents. BUT I SECRETLY RECORDED MY INTERROGATION ON VIDEO: https://t.co/F0uNmR7Izq . — Ezra Levant … Continue reading

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Some light reading over summer

From the latest issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization: In this paper, we examine an alternative perspective: an exchange view of intellectual property and intellectual property rights. We relax the standard assumption of a benevolent government simply … Continue reading

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Confirmed: proposed cash ban is about controlling your money

Proposed cash ban is not about controlling your money, says Reserve Bank. NOW that 2020 is well underway, let’s not allow this to escape the scrutiny it deserves. A Liberal government has legislated to ban Australians from spending any more … Continue reading

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The late great Ray Evans on the lessons of Black Saturday

In 1966 the Victorian government published a booklet entitled Summer Peril. On the cover was a terrifying photo of the 1964 Lorne bushfire. The foreword was by the Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, who began: “Over the years our state of Victoria … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Politics of the Left, Taking out the trash | 26 Comments

Checks and balances

Francis Fukuyama has an interesting essay in the WSJ looking at the deep state: Those attacking the “deep state” are really attacking the rule of law. Public officials in the executive branch are obligated to implement the policies of their … Continue reading

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Housing affordability cruelled by Netflix

A whole bunch of people owe Bernard Salt an apology. In 2016 he argued that the penchant for smashed avocado for breakfast was the reason many young people couldn’t get into the housing market. Not to be outdone, ASIC has … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Oppressive government, Taxation | 34 Comments

For a looming super-dooper-power, China sure is gutless

This story via Fr John Zuhlsdorf: Xi Jinping Portraits Replace Catholic Symbols in Churches. A Catholic Church in Ji’an, a prefecture-level city in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, was built this year at the cost of more than one million … Continue reading

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