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Greek drama could unleash the furies

In The Australian today Like every great tragedy, it is all about fate, but fate in the sense of the Greek word ananke, a force even more powerful and pitiless than the gods. Yet as the referendum that will decide … Continue reading

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Abbott says no to changing superannuation taxes

We were stupidly watching the ABC this morning, including the little non-news item about  some member of the Queensland police force being invited around to a Muslim household to partake of a Ramadam after-dark feast.  Oh, please … this is … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup July 2

Rafe is a veteran blogger and almost an icon of the blogosphere. At the very least he’s an amiable eccentric who doesn’t do any harm. Ken Parish of Club Troppo. Greece. A magnificent statement from Oliver Hartwich, h/t IPA Hey! … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey, SMH, libel and its defence

What are we to make of the $200,000 payout Joe Hockey got from the Sydney Morning Herald? The judge called the editor, Darren Goodsir, a malicious liar. (“an unconvincing witness whose evidence was repeatedly found wanting”, who used his newspaper … Continue reading

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Climate propaganda: agitators against wealth and their friends

I put out a regular monthly newsletter on all the interesting and all-too-often depressing facts about climate issues.  Here is the latest.  It deals with the machinations of government bodies trying to justify the empirically challenged warming numbers they promote, the Pope’s … Continue reading

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Helping Bill with his homework

It will be like swot-vac for Bill, preparing for his appearance before the Royal Commission on Trade Union Governance and Corruption.  Bear in mind, non-answers such as ‘I can’t recall, I don’t remember’ do not score well. I thought I … Continue reading

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ABC’s terror stance calls for inquiry and remedies

In The Australian today: Merely hours after the managing director of the ABC claimed Zaky Mallah had the same right to ­appear on Q&A as Charlie Hebdo had to publish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the Islamists showed the world … Continue reading

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Oregon Institute vs the coalition of the warming

The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine has organized the OISM petition which has been signed by over 32,000 people in the US with a BSc or higher qualification. This is conceded by Skeptical Science which is a website set … Continue reading

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Rafe’s Roundup June 25

Rafe is a veteran blogger and almost an icon of the blogosphere. At the very least he’s an amiable eccentric who doesn’t do any harm. Ken Parish of Club Troppo. Climate. A word in favour of coal, from IPA Hey. … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

The Productivity Commission’s annual Trade and Assistance Review is a good read only for some two dozen interested analysts.  This year however, it was enlivened somewhat by deadpan comments buried in an Appendix which lampoon our political leaders.  Four of … Continue reading

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