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Random Note — The ABC. To sell or not to sell.

Rather than selling the ABC, an administrator should be appointed for two, three or five years or as long as it takes to rein it in, bring it under control and close down or merge various aspects and sort out the embedded bias and groupthink ingrained in the organisation. A new board and a revised charter with teeth could then be established.

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Random Note — A Declaration of War

In plain english this is an official declaration of war by the far left academic elites. They are just letting us know officially, that having incrementally taken the high ground over many, many decades, that they control it and they have no intention of giving it up or ceding a centimetre of territory. They will do whatever it takes. Pour boiling oil and stomp on the fingers and feet of any one trying to get so much as a foothold or toehold, to scramble over the top and subvert their authority.

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Random Note, Idle Thought — White Privilege

The boilerplate, put down line by the left is to refer to those with whom they disagree as ‘angry, white and privileged’

Far better to be angry, white and privileged than usefully idiotic, ignorant and beige.

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Random Note — Energy, Data and the IPhone

Random Note — Energy, Data and the IPhone

Can you imagine what the IPhone would look like, what it’s capability, availability and cost would be, if it were designed by a government bureaucracy with no skin in the game? No, I can’t imagine it either. The truth is that if left to government the IPhone would reflect the clunky, unimaginative, unmotivated torpor of the Soviet style, nine to five, bureaucratic design committee. Come to think of it, if left to the government and bureaucracy the IPhone wouldn’t even exist.

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Random Note — The Great ‘Uglification’ of Western Civilisation. Our day out at Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Random Note — The Great ‘Uglification’ of Western Civilisation. Our day out at Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

It’s a basic and fundamental law of physics that if you create a vacuum, including a values or cultural vacuum, something else will rush to fill it. What we need is less tolerance of this kind of ‘free speech‘ abuse, more judgement and greater discrimination, not less. That is partly at least, what has led us to where we are. Our standards have dropped because we have become less judgmental and less discriminating and as they say, ‘the standard you walk past is the standard you accept.’

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Random Note — Cyclists

It’s counter-intuitive and probably sounds ridiculous to many, but I’ve suggested for many years that cyclists should ride in the bike lane on the opposite side of the road facing the on coming traffi
In being able to eyeball one another it eliminates the impersonal and the factor of helmeted anonymity because when looking someone in the eye as opposed to the back of their head, they become more human. As things stand we rely on one set of eyes only, those of the driver, to make judgement calls. Two sets of eyes would be better than one for taking evasive action by either party if and when necessary.

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Failed States — Paul Collits, Quadrant

If there is something to be said for the quality and competence of the representatives we send to Canberra it is that those who remain behind to infest state legislatures are even worse. They weren’t saints, but how badly we miss the likes of Bolte, Playford, Wran, Kennett, even Joh. Even this cursory flick through recent history serves as a reminder of the dearth of state talent in Australia.  Why are state governments so bad?  And why is NSW perhaps the worst of all? State governments don’t have that much to do, and certainly not much of consequence.  But they generally get wrong the very little they do have to do. 

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Climate Lessons From King Canute — Viv Forbes, American Thinker

Climate Aristocrats and Bureaucrats from 190 nations are meeting in Bonn, dreaming up rules “to prevent the globe from warming more than 2°C”. They have forgotten the lesson of mighty King Canute – he demonstrated that not even his great power could control nature by rolling back the tide.

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