Category Archives: Shut it down. Fire them all.

US govt shutdowns. Answers to 15 questions

A bit of briefing on the situation in the US. All care but no responsibility taken for the quality of the information:)

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A bit tasteless really

Phillip Adams – somehow still a columnist with The Australian and presenter on ABC National Radio – sent out a tweet in the last couple of days that turned up in one of my social media threads. Simply astonishing – … Continue reading

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Another wind turbine in flames

“Trouble at mill!” specifically Windy Hill near Ravenshoe. h/t Peter Campion.

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Libertarian humour from Dan Mitchell

A selection of jokes including the not so funny activity of “policing for profit” aka asset forfeiture.

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ABC Defiant

This story in the Australian caught my eye this morning: A new row has erupted between the ABC and the government over an investigation into allegations raised by sacked managing director Michelle Guthrie as the national broadcaster prepares to face … Continue reading

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That has got to hurt

So Professor Jeffrey Sachs was on Q&A this week. Beating his own drum: No, I’m sorry, with respect, what I have helped to lead has been a massive decline of poverty on the same side as you, helping to get … Continue reading

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Tell that to ASIC

Matt Canavan, quite rightly, has issued a warning to big business: Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan has warned big business not to form its own policy on greenhouse gas emissions in the wake of the dumping of the National Energy … Continue reading

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Lysander: The ABC and the “Right” to No

Yesterday, I walked into a taxpayer funded department and got myself a taxpayer funded salary. I got a taxpayer funded iPhone, laptop and iPad. I got a prestigious @gov.au email address or the like. I got a taxpayer funded car … Continue reading

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Do his colleagues know?

So this morning Chris Mitchell finally woke up to the intolerance on the left. While intimidation of Australia’s politicians falls far short of anti-Trump hysteria, there is among students, artists, journalists and political activists an increasing intolerance here, too. I … Continue reading

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Bit of an own goal

Something I found on twitter: We, Australian taxpayers, pay $1.08 BILLION each year for offshore processing. That’s about $650k PER refugee PER year. It is an insane waste of YOUR money https://t.co/W1uRmmsZ1o — Julian Burnside (@JulianBurnside) August 3, 2018 My … Continue reading

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