Category Archives: Politics

Speak For Yourself

We’re all Victorians now.” – Speaking just minutes ago, Scott Morrison insulted a nation.

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Some liberal principles

From a presentation by Karl Popper to the Mont Pelerin Society in 1954. Public Opinion and Liberal Principles.  This registers Popper’s alarm at the spectacle of a US presidential election that he saw in 1950 when he was in the … Continue reading

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Barely Ted

 Speak softly and carry a big schtick                                                                                                    Occasionally the stick will have to be put about, whether it’s fines or sanctions in place to ensure we keep everybody safe.” – “Liberal” Scott Morrison wants to punish people who refuse a … Continue reading

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Dealing with mainstream cults

Although the article starts with these two charts, it is not about the Chinese Flu but about why people believe things in spite of all the evidence to show they are utterly untrue. The title is Why Facts Don’t Matter … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 15 Comments

Murph the Modeller leaves world’s easiest pandemic gig

Murphy leaves CMO role, warning borders could remain closed until vaccine is developed.   No, it was designed to really just show what might happen if we did nothing — not that we were ever going to do nothing.” – … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics and morality, Fake News, Politics | 46 Comments

June 24, 2010

Posted in Australian Story, Politics | 38 Comments

Trump rally live replay

Amazing. Spellbinding. PDT starts at around 25 minutes in

Posted in American politics, Politics | 86 Comments

Whistleblowers

Andrews sacks Somyurek, Albanese moves to kick him out of party. Q: Will VicPol again corruptly protect Premier Andrews – the man who insisted “Pell knew” about crimes?

Posted in Politics, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 39 Comments

Here’s the bad news

From the papers today: Newspoll: Scott Morrison’s record approval rating defies the bad news. Mr Morrison strengthened his position as the preferred prime minister over Labor rival Anthony Albanese, retaining 56 per cent support against 26 per cent for Mr … Continue reading

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She knew Australians loved it

The ABC asks: What did the Queen know about Gough Whitlam’s dismissal?   The final majority, of course, was actually 55 seats – the biggest in Australian history.

Posted in History, Politics, Rule of law | 67 Comments