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Rafe’s Roundup 3 April

Waste Watch. The cost of political representation. The iceberg of climate spending. Lockheed Martin is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup March 6

Breaking news. I will be in Canberra for a short time next week and regrettably cannot stay for the regular Friday gathering of Cats, however a colleague in town will arrange for a meetup on Thursday evening. Venue to be … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 26

JUST IN Alan Moran’s Climate News. Climate madness from U.S. Representative Raúl M. Grijalva. Pictures courtesy of Barry Williams. The end of the Great Wall of China. A geyser pre-eruption. Picturesque village. Great wall of dust. Rainbow. Tyre dump. Google … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Feb 20

Spiked on line. A gong for Peter Klein, in partnership with Nicolai Foss. Peter is my Uni of Missouri friend and host on my occasional forays into the Midwest of the US. This ambitious book has a three-fold purpose. First, … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 13 February

The great challenge of our time according to Christiana Figueres, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 31 Jan

Malnutrition in Greece. The science of inflating and deflating footballs in cold climates. Just fill the ball with warm humid indoor air, then when it temperature-equalizes with the 25°F cooler outdoor air on your AFC Championship playing field some of … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 24 Jan

Who is worried about climate change? Greece still a threat to the EU Greece is actually in the driver’s seat. It is currently running a primary surplus, historical evidence shows that once a country reaches such a situation it is … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Jan 15

You are not all Charlie. A bit of realism on the cost of the NDIS The NDIS 0.5 per cent Medicare surcharge is intended to fund the scheme and according to the feds this will raise $20.4bn between 2014 and … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup 18 Dec

This is all essentially trivia in relation to the main events of the week and I will not attempt to compete with the saturation coverage of those events elsewhere. Is God a libertarian?. Climate change facts. The new money: College … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup Dec 12

World. Peter Smith in Israel. A seven-day mission in Israel, however intensive and instructional, does not an expert make. Nevertheless, you would have to be extremely obtuse — John Kerry comes to mind — not to recognise a problem without … Continue reading

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