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Trump becomes irrelevant

June 11, 2017 - 15:00 -- Admin

By Ad astra We saw it coming, even before his election as President of the United States of America. Few gave this man any credence as he campaigned against Republican after Republican for the GOP nomination. His ideas lacked substance, his policies were threadbare, even nihilistic, and his persona unbefitting such high office. He was…

Josh, I don’t believe a word you or your party says

June 11, 2017 - 14:03 -- Admin

A few months after the 2013 election, then Environment Minister Greg Hunt addressed the Clean Energy Council Annual meeting to outline the Coalition’s plans to protect the environment and tackle climate change after they repealed the carbon price. His words, as it turns out, meant absolutely nothing. Perhaps Australia’s most important natural asset – the…

Death by a thousand cuts

June 11, 2017 - 11:30 -- Admin

By freef’all852 Living by a simple philosophy “1983 … Business of survival. With the death of Richard I must now manage alone, on one pension. The house seems in good condition. No large account, only the small loan I had taken out, which finishes in June 1985. Must try not to take out anymore loans,…

This self-serving bunch of boondogglers will be the death of us – literally

June 10, 2017 - 09:08 -- Admin

Even before they could possibly have read Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s energy report, the coal cheerleaders from the backbench of the Coalition have come out swinging. Tony Abbott jumped the gun, saying two days before the report was even released that “Anything that makes it impossible for us to bank new, efficient coal-fired power stations…

An advanced society? Surely not.

June 9, 2017 - 18:00 -- Admin

By freef’all852 In his book The Road to Serfdom, Freidrich Hayek asserts that the economic freedom of capitalism is a requisite of political freedom … with continual growth being the mechanism that feeds such “economic freedom”. So we have to propose the question: What makes an “Advanced Society”? Could it be that as proposed by…

House without love

June 9, 2017 - 12:06 -- Admin

By freef’all852 Such is the “House of God”… be it of the three Abrahamic faiths that most torment us in these times, or any number of deity worshiping beliefs held sacred upon altar or plinth. There has been never plague nor pestilence, tyrant or warmongering horde of barbarians of such severity that could in fear…