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Random Note — Nauru

 It’s not as if those kids and their parents on Nauru have ever set foot on, lived in, or have any emotional or psychological connection to Australia and therefore pining to be reunited with something they have never known or experienced. More to the point, where is the cri de coeur of these activists when it comes to the rape of two year old children in remote Aboriginal communities

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Random Note — Climate change — Science Or Theology

Ten years ago I read a very lengthy column by Ian McFadyen  “Our New Established Religion” in Quadrant where he compared the climate cult with organised religion.   Reading it again, it is a very dense essay but his overall concept and comparison is brilliant and his...

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Random Note — The Climate Hustle

Since the dawn of time, humanity has experienced all manner of likely lads, con artists, tricksters, spivs and purveyors of easy fixes and get rich quick schemes from the tulip bubble of the 16th century and Papal indulgences to assuage and ease the burden of guilt allowing the sinful to carry on sinning at a price, (think, carbon tax)

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The ‘Broad Church’ and its Termites, Alan Moran — Quadrant

The broad church has undermined Liberal Party values by allowing an infiltration of members, some of whom are barely distinguishable from the green left. The broad-church policy paved the way for Rudd’s victory, which he facilitated by proclaiming himself a deregulator – a political chimera that fused the Liberal’s fiscal conservatism with Labor’s more human face. Chimeras are, of course, mythical creatures, as the resulting Rudd/Gillard/Rudd debacle established beyond doubt. 

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Random Note — Peter Van Onselen and the crazy five

Does Peter Van Onselen have to work at making seriously dumb observations or does it come naturally. Turnbull’s infamous five created the direct trail of breadcrumbs to the political, blind back alley, the Liberals find themselves this weekend. — By sun up on Sunday it is more likely than not they will have entered the strange, Gillard-esque world of minority government. 

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