Category Archives: Take Nanny down

“Every one of us could be devastated by it”

That time the Federal government’s experts told grannys and five year-olds to always use condoms. Orlwiz. Now the same “experts” are telling politicians that lone paddle-boarders will cause ventilator queues.

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Something to learn from Germany?

The Germans have been capable of making big mistakes (don’t mention two World Wars) or border controls and they are losing WW3 against CO2. But they may have gone the right way in public health policy, as this paper suggests. … Continue reading

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“scantily clad figures” from movies rated M

The Currency Lad draws our attention to the latest sex scandal to rock the nations capital. The Australian has more information: The “scantily clad’’ figures in the office of Fair Work deputy president Gerard Boyce scantily-clad” figurines in the office of … Continue reading

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David Leyonhjelm guest post. The sinister side of the nanny state.

Not many of us like being told how to live our lives, especially by those we don’t know and trust. It gets up our nose. Yet there is an endless number of people who want to do just that. When … Continue reading

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No problem. The streets of Richmond, Virginia: No helmet. The streets of Sydney, New South Wales: The ABC is perplexed by liberty: Virginia rally shows what happens when the US tries to pass gun control laws.

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Terrorists one week, tofu the next

Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday. “Democrats reacted furiously.” The children’s obesity crisis is real enough but the answer lies with responsible parenting, not Stalinist control of school menus. President Trump is systematically destroying the Obamas’ … Continue reading

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Crap about tech

News Corp technology journalist, Jennifer Dudley Nicholson, had a list of seven things that “big tech” needs to do to “regain our trust” in the Daily Telegraph yesterday. Don’t be evil anymore (and start by being upfront) Stop tracking us when … Continue reading

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Truth gets in the way of another good story

SCIENCE should matter above everything to America’s Center for Disease Control (CDC). In practice, politics matters just as much. Reason reports that a Minnesota study has finally marshaled reliable data on the cause of a spate of deaths and illnesses among … Continue reading

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War on drugs has officially gone to the dogs

An unnamed senior constable has told the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) hearing into last year’s Splendour in the Grass debacle that he was just following the lead of a dog. That’s not a comedic exaggeration. He testified that he … Continue reading

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Tasmanian wowsers mark centenary

A century ago: In 1919, 20 special deputies called “Sheriffettes” were sworn in to monitor the swimwear of the bathers at Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. This was the latest salvo in an ongoing battle between women and beach authorities … Continue reading

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