Category Archives: Terrorism

Member of the American Congress shot

The main headings at Drudge: MEMBER OF CONGRESS SHOT SCALISE IN STABLE ‘WE WERE SITTING DUCKS’ TRAIL OF BLOOD GUNMAN: ‘KILL AS MANY REPUBLICANS AS POSSIBLE’ And these are the minor ones: Gunman opens fire at congressional baseball practice… High-Powered … Continue reading

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… the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth and of the several States …

Section 51 of the  Commonwealth Constitution sets out the powers of the Commonwealth. Those powers include: the naval and military defence of the Commonwealth and of the several States, and the control of the forces to execute and maintain the … Continue reading

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What is Laurie Oakes up to?

There is a very strange op-ed in the Herald Sun today by veteran political reporter Laurie Oakes: IN a radio interview on Wednesday, Special Minister of State Scott Ryan was asked about the idea of rounding up people on ASIO’s … Continue reading

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They understand our democratic system better than we do

The British election result shows these radical Islamists understand our political system, and the media that mis-informs us on a minute-by-minute basis, better than we do. The attacks in Manchester and London were designed to reduce the numbers voting for … Continue reading

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Krav Maga [Make America Great Again] self defence

Andrew Bolt is unique in many ways including his willingness and ability to mix it up with psychopaths on the streets of Melbourne. And I do find it an interesting coincidence that the self defence of first choice nowadays is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: John Constantine Lone Wolves that have nothing to do with the ABC and GetUp!

The attack on a journalist walking the public streets of Melbourne, a journalist that has previously received death threats, was obviously carried out by ‘Lone Wolves’ –  no left wing militia has yet claimed responsibility for the action. Mr Bolt, … Continue reading

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Free speech not academic freedom

QUT academic Brian McNair has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. A Queensland university is in damage control after one of its ­academics, Scottish-trained media professor Brian McNair, described Islam as “a cancer on the planet”. Here is the … Continue reading

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Daniel – you have one job: Protect life, limb, and property.  

I’m happy to accept that the optimal level of crime is not zero. I’m also happy to accept that we can’t live zero-risk lives. Furthermore there is a price to be paid for living with a very large number of … Continue reading

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Mark Steyn on the refrigerator risk to freedom

In Australia in recent days there has been some controversy over a Quadrant editor’s response to the obnoxious remarks of someone on the ABC’s Q&A panel that an American has more chance of being killed by a falling refrigerator than … Continue reading

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How times have changed

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Posted in International, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 46 Comments