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First Class Travel and the Danger of Extremism . . .

November 2, 2015 - 09:09 -- Admin

This morning Paul Sheehan quoted Canadian author, Mark Steyn who was over in Europe to see what immigration had done. Canada, of course, has been ruined by immigration – just ask the indigenous population!

However, we’re not talking about Canada here, we’re more interested in a how a Canadian perceives Europe. Apparently early on in his visit there was an a rather nasty incident. Sheehan quoted Steyn:

Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?

November 2, 2015 - 08:14 -- Admin

As the snake oil salesman and his happy clapper gear up to sell us on their compensation for a higher GST, it is worth remembering how much we have already given up in the last couple of years.

When Joe Hockey decided to forego $6.5 billion revenue from the mining tax, workers paid a heavy price through his decision to freeze the superannuation guarantee at 9.5% until 2021. Labor had scheduled incremental increases reaching 12% by 2019.  This will now happen 6 years later.

Edison’s electric railway and the vacuum tube – A Science Geek’s Guide to Conspiracy Theories.

November 1, 2015 - 13:35 -- Admin

The early march of industrialisation is an exciting time in history. From the steam locomotive to the transatlantic telegraph; from the electric light bulb to the gatling gun, it is here that we really begin to see the transformative effect of technology on human populations.