Category Archives: Terrorism

Heads up Doomlord!

Stay away from Mozambique!

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The latest Irish joke. Ban private cars and import a million third-world refugees

Someone tell me this is fake news. But who would you have the imagination to make it up? “Nudge” policies such as huge tax hikes, as well as bans and red tape outlined in the plan, will pave the way … Continue reading

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It is later than you think

Ask Andrew Bolt and the Queensland three. Does the Cabinet Room of this Government give a damn? Behaviour monitors at the football. Naturally no alcohol was detected and as the container was nigh empty acquaintance asked if the behaviour monitor … Continue reading

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Liberty quote

The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family. — Walter Williams Wake up lazy Cats the Friedman … Continue reading

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The rise of savage terrorist creeds

This is from Arnold Lunn’s 1939 Communism and Socialism: A Study in the Technique of Revolution. It comes at the start of Chapter XIV, “The Fruits of a False Philosophy”. The waning of the Christian ethic across the world will … Continue reading

Posted in Books and writing, Cultural Issues, Philosophy, Terrorism | 35 Comments

Michel Bacos 1924 – March 26, 2019

Michel Bacos  was the captain of Air France Flight 139 hijacked in 1976 leading to the Entebbe raid. (HT: CL in comments)

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Hypocrisy and bullshit

Following the terrorist attack in Christchurch last week the Morrison government (and others) is seizing the opportunity to blame social media companies. Here is Scott Morrison on Twitter: Shocking – 69 minutes. Now this isn’t a criticism of the NZ … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Taking out the trash, Technology & Telco, Terrorism | 84 Comments

Keep calm and carry on II

You read it here first: So what should Morrison do? Well the last thing would be to threaten to sue either Aly or Ten.  Rather get an invite onto The Project and debate Aly. That is exactly the correct thing … Continue reading

Posted in Open Forum, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 32 Comments

Keep calm and carry on

I want to put in a good word for Waleed Aly. Two interrelated things. First I think Janet Albrechtsen was a bit harsh yesterday. Waleed Aly exposed himself as a hypocrite. In the past, Aly has seemingly ducked for cover … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone, National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 222 Comments

On the use of violence in society

One of the models that I use to organise my thinking of private-public trade-offs was developed by the Harvard economist Andrei Shleifer and various friends.  The basic story runs along the lines that all societies face a problem of bad … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 172 Comments