Category Archives: Oppressive government

Brad The Turk Shoots At Young Aussie Beach Invaders

Coronavirus cases in NSW rise again, beachgoers slammed for not keeping social distance. Agitated Brad Hazzard believes New South Wales beaches belong to him and the government – theirs to ‘give’: “I have to express a degree of disappointment and … Continue reading

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None Flu Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland, as Anzac Day flyover banned. There is no health risk for someone getting in a plane, of course there isn’t. But the health risk is if one person does that, then someone else … Continue reading

Posted in COVID-19, Freedom, Oppressive government | 49 Comments

The non-mandatory app

Huge debate raging on social media – the non-mandatory tracing app that the Morrison government (or is it the unelected, unaccountable, unconstitutional “National Cabinet”) is foisting upon us. Now it turns out that Barnaby Joyce has the right approach – … Continue reading

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Yuval Noah Harari on a COVID-world

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Estimates of R0

Robust estimates of the case fatality rate of COVID-19 put it under one per cent. To provide some context, the Black Death is said to have killed 60 percent of the European population. The Spanish flu killed 50 million people … Continue reading

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Quelle surprise

Okay – so government can get away with extraordinary behaviour during a crisis – after all if the government doesn’t do activity x then eleventy million people will die – die I tell you – and the public health system … Continue reading

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Shovel ready projects … again

Historically governments make an effort to create new shovel-ready projects to stimulate an economy after a crisis. You know … knock down perfectly good school halls and then rebuild them.  Set fire to people’s houses … That is so 2009. … Continue reading

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Daniel Andrews: I see you; I hear you; I fine you

Another 158 fines were dished out to Victorians disobeying stay at home orders on Easter Sunday. Operational Sentinel reaped more than $261,000 in revenue from the latest batch of fines. ~~+++~~~ Police cannot confirm if fines were issued to mourners … Continue reading

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Queensland government trolls the dead and the bereaved

Coronavirus funeral exemption allows 80 mourners in north Queensland. THIS constitutes a disgraceful and morally revolting value judgement on the relative importance of Aboriginal versus non-Aboriginal suffering. As if the white bereft should pull themselves together – no more than … Continue reading

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Bill Muehlenberg: Corona, the Expansive State, and Shrinking Liberties

It was the Austrian-English economist and philosopher F. A. Hayek who once rightly noted, “‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.” With the growing list of statist corona horror stories, his … Continue reading

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