Category Archives: Terrorism

Some thoughts on Las Vegas

Watching the dismal story coming out of Las Vegas does bring many thoughts to mind, not least because we had just been there in July. In no particular order: Whether or not they are responsible, ISIS is happy to say … Continue reading

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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

Posted in National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 126 Comments

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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