January 29, 2014 | Graham
Clive Hamilton is at it again – trying to stigmatise anyone who disagrees with his version of global warming as a “climate change denier”, and in this case likening them to opponents of vaccination.
Clive’s a nasty piece of work, and once urged a boycott of On Line Opinion merely for [...] Continue Reading…
January 21, 2014 | Graham
Kevin Andrews has announced an inquiry into the social welfare system, but has immediately ruled out considering the aged pension. This will be a waste of time and an unmitigated disaster.
Total welfare spending in the last budget was predicted to be $138 billion, of which only $9.55B goes to [...] Continue Reading…
January 18, 2014 | Ronda Jambe
Midsummer, raging bushfires and record breaking heatwaves. But at Moruya Heads it has been mild, not passing 30C. We could use some rain now, but the tanks are holding up and my experiment with growing Warragul Greens has succeeded on the second try:
It is safe to assume these interesting [...] Continue Reading…
January 10, 2014 | Ronda Jambe
Some simple minded folk are saying that the current cold weather
in North America ‘proves’ that climate change doesn’t exist.
And our enlightened government has put out an energy white paper
which manages not to mention either climate change or peak oil.
Does that also confirm their non-existence?
Or try these below, [...] Continue Reading…
January 07, 2014 | Graham
Australia’s credulous media is at it again, assisted by the Bureau of Meteorology and a smattering of academics. Australia has the warmest year in a hundred, and it is “proof” that global warming is on the way.
Yet what would they say about global warming if we were having the [...] Continue Reading…
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January 06, 2014 | Graham
4,000 people protesting WA government plans to cull large sharks around surfing beaches is a sign that something has gone seriously wrong with Australian culture.
These 4,000 apparently think that shark lives are more important than human lives.
There are always a few people who think that the world would be [...] Continue Reading…
December 18, 2013 | Ronda Jambe
A few months ago I visited Prague, home of Kafka. He was a disturbed author, and after my visit I started to understand why. On top of many centuries of conflict, Communism imposed a wicked peace. The dramatic points of Prague’s long history include the 3 (some say 4) [...] Continue Reading…
December 16, 2013 | Graham
Dick Smith will have the “best prime minister in the world” launch his Dick Smith Foods foundation tomorrow. The foundation promises to distribute $1 million next year from the sales of Dick Smith’s foods, but recent research suggests the foundation might have some culinary application as well.
Researchers at the [...] Continue Reading…
December 11, 2013 | Graham
The Labor Party has suddenly become opportunistically very supportive of the car industry.
Why not? Perhaps the South Australian state election, and certainly some South Australian and Victorian federal seats, will turn on it.
But this is the party that under Gough Whitlam slashed tariffs by 17% that set off the [...] Continue Reading…
December 10, 2013 | Graham
In politics media bias is a given, no matter which side of the fence you stand on. It is particularly worse for the non-Labor and non-Greens side of politics because most journalists fit on the left of the ideological spectrum so what they genuinely see as even-handed has a [...] Continue Reading…