Category Archives: Rafe

The triumph of Chairman Mao

Celebrations are planned to honour the achievements of Mao in China after the capture of the mainland by his communist forces in 1949. Concerts are to be held in Sydney and Melbourne town halls to honour Chinese communist leader Mao … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup August. South American edition

Back in Buenos Aires after three days with the Austrian economists at Rosario. Gerard Henderson’s media watchdog. A great ad for Gary Johnson in the US presidential race. Judy Curry’s climate week and the Presidential race in review. Another book … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional child protection in South Australia

The Australian is running the story of the Royal Commission into the dysfunctional child protection system in South Australia. The headline appropriately includes the words “Unsafe Protection System…”, a description which will not surprise readers of Jeremy Sammut’s book on … Continue reading

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Malcolm Roberts and David L on Insiders

h/t Jim Simpson of the Five Dock Climate Realists. Two voices in the Senate in favour of free speech and against political correctness. UPDATE Malcolm Roberts on Alan Jones.

Posted in Federal Politics, Freedom of speech, Global warming and climate change policy, Rafe | 13 Comments

David Leyonhjelm on getting young people into work

Youth unemployment is one of the great tragedies of our time. Young people emerge from study in the expectation of becoming self-reliant, only to have their aspirations thwarted and to face continuing reliance on others. There is obviously a cost … Continue reading

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The madness of Australian child protection part II.

Pressing on with The Madness of Australian Child Protection: Why adoption will rescue Australia’s underclass children by Dr Jeremy Sammut of the Centre for Independent Studies, published by Connor Court. Part I was posted recently. Flawed child protection policies prevent … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 5 August

Gerard Henderson’s media watchdog. Don’t miss the exchange between Gerard and the SMH re factual errors in reporting allegations about George Pell in Torquay some decades ago. Best movies from books. Typically I find the book superior to the film, … Continue reading

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VIP Very Important Post for climate nerds on climate model tuning

Judith Curry wrote “This is the paper I have been waiting for” ever since she wrote her own commentary on the uncertainty of climate models. She provided a link to a recent paper titled “The art and science of climate … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Karl

A late reminder of Karl Popper’s birthday on July 28 1902. A story written on his 90th birthday in 1992. “Infinitely Depressed” By the Green Movement Although a staunch opponent of meaning analysis and linguistic philosophy, Popper nevertheless insists on … Continue reading

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The madness of Australian child protection

Part I of a review essay on The Madness of Australian Child Protection: Why adoption will rescue Australia’s underclass children by Dr Jeremy Sammut of the Centre for Independent Studies, published by Connor Court. Why are the most vulnerable children … Continue reading

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