Category Archives: Oppressive government

Sunrise in Pyongyang

Not quite “Wake up, you sleepyhead”. From EVERY MORNING IN NORTH KOREA, THE MASSES ARE AWOKEN BY CREEPY SYNTH MUSIC BLASTING OVER LOUDSPEAKERS. Only a handful of comments at the site, but a quite interesting specimen of the mindset of … Continue reading

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George Brandis on privacy and secrecy

George Brandis in his farewell speech: For more than four years, I was the minister responsible for domestic national security. That period coincided with the escalation of Islamist terrorism at home and abroad. I believe that we got national security … Continue reading

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What? No!

George Williams has an op-ed in The Australian this morning promoting a quick fix for the ‘problem’ of s44. The better option is to fix the underlying problem. A solution is provided by the Constitution itself. Section 34 sets out … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Politics | 86 Comments

Freedom quotes from Thomas Sowell

A bit of a blurb and 25 quotes. Born in North Carolina in 1930, Sowell grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school at age 17 due to financial difficulties and problems at home, but went … Continue reading

Posted in Oppressive government, Rafe | 16 Comments

“Stay out of the United States …”

Last week I attended the London BlockChain Week. It is an industry conference (run each year) and was a very interesting combination of people providing thoughtful and provoking presentations interspersed with industry presentations on new product development. A lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Cryptoeconomics, Innovation, Market Economy, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 29 Comments

Busybodies and hypocrites

Here is Graham Richardson preaching about the need for good health policy: Probably no product in the world that has managed to penetrate more countries and cultures than Coca-Cola. Its billboard advertisements can be seen in Europe, Africa, Asia, the … Continue reading

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, Oppressive government, Taxation | 69 Comments

‘How to torture data to justify public policy’ Burning Issues – 7 December 2017

Come and enjoy a burger, mulled wine and a discussion with Sinclair Davidson. DELICIOUS BURGERS • FREE MULLED WINE & BEERS • GUEST SPEAKER Join us for a complimentary burger, a beer and some seasonal mulled wine plus a short presentation by Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional … Continue reading

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Does Howard now realise the error of his ways?

John Howard sought to protect ­religious freedom by social and education policy designed to safeguard communities from the predations of the state. As a con­ser­vative, he understood that without the foundation of religious freedom, civil society falls apart. For the … Continue reading

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John Constantine: Dictated Law from Unelected Operatives

Back in the old days, the police always used to say their job was to enforce the laws made by elected officials, not make laws themselves. Now we see vicpol political operatives making submissions on gun laws, and even vicpol … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Oppressive government, Shut it down. Fire them all. | 22 Comments

This should be a Liberty Quote.

Mr Frydenberg said today that it was “absurd” to accuse him of being a dual citizen given his mother arrived as a stateless person when she fled Europe after the Holocaust.  

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