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Hanson’s ABC laws ‘won’t change a thing’ — The Australian

Hanson’s ABC laws ‘won’t change a thing’ — The Australian

Do you ever get the impression that you’ve dropped down an Alice in Wonderland, rabbit hole? That you’re somehow caught up in one of those whacky sideshow alley hall of mirrors? The world of the concave and the convex where nothing is as it should be? Where everything is stretched and distorted. (Like the ABC’s coverage on a range of issues)

So now we learn that legislation to make the ABC more fair and balanced, in fact won’t.

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Random Note #198,662 — Protests over NSW shark net rollout and The Greens casual, matter of fact lies– Sky News

Notice how the left and particularly the Greens casually say stuff, very matter of factly, that is just so outrageously wrong but they are hedging that the average person won’t question it and hopefully, mindlessly repeat the lie. Exhibit A:
“…Shark nets may make ocean goers feel better but the evidence shows they are no barrier to sharks…” “The evidence shows” eh?

Incoming inconvenient fact alert:
“..There has been one fatal shark attack between Newcastle and Wollongong since the nets were put in place in the 1930s..”

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So, what happens next? What could possibly go wrong?

“…advocates of same-sex marriage would be empowered, for example, to take legal action under 18C-style laws if they felt offended or ­insulted by those who publically defended the traditional definition of marriage. Those at risk would include priests, rabbis, imams and other religious leaders who publicly oppose same-sex marriage…”

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Dumping green folly will secure energy future — Chris Kenny

As to trusting politicians, it’s hard to think of even one of today’s problems which, if it weren’t created by them, they’ve not made significantly worse. From replacing the lowest ¬energy costs in the world with the world’s highest, from declining educational standards to the way the criminal justice system better protects the criminal than the victim, today’s politicians have hardly earned our confidence.

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Canada Now Investigates Climate Denial — Toronto Sun (more on verbalising unapproved thought)

“..As someone who has written extensively on climate change for a decade, my view is that all of this is madness. We are entering into dangerous territory, a fundamental attack on free speech. If we’re going to use agencies of the federal government to investigate and even prosecute “climate deniers”, for making “false and misleading claims” then let’s damn well do the same for “climate alarmists”, who do the same thing all the time..”

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Unapproved Thought Is Violence — American Thinker

This is America today. I suspect Australia is not far behind. In fact given the violence last night of 200 or so SSM advocates attacking 15 to 20 Catholic traditionalists at Sydney University, combined with the treatment (again) of Margaret Court in the last few days, (separate blog post) I’d say we’re already equal to the US. That is, if you dare to think or articulate unapproved thoughts you’re up for both banishment to the status of a non person, and verbal and physical attack.
“….It is in this way, the language has changed. Whereas the word “violence” has always meant actions that include actual physical violence, progressives have transmogrified “unapproved thought” from a mere difference of opinion into an integral component of the definition of violence…”

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The Demolition of Meaning — Quadrant Online

This is the point that many are either ignoring or won’t admit to and it seems quite apparent that the object of the exercise is to render both the word and the institution meaningless and devoid of value. “…Words are meaningful not only because of what they include, but because of what they exclude. For example, the word cat is meaningful because it includes cats, and also because it excludes all other objects, including other four-legged mammals. Some objects are in (all cats) and some objects are out (all other things). Let’s say some squirrels felt distressed at being excluded from the world of catness. …They begin to call themselves cats. No one much minds. But then they begin to insist that other animals also call them cats. “Don’t you believe in equality?” they ask. It is hard to argue with that…”

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Gay Marriage: After The Honeymoon — Augusto Zimmerman, Quadrant

With same-sex marriage activists, the federal attorney-general, and five MPs working on a same-sex marriage bill arguing that there are no consequences for religious freedom to changing the definition of marriage, it is worth considering whether this might be really true. Let’s take this argument in light of what is actually happening in countries that legalised same-sex marriage, even when it was thought that religious freedom would receive full protection by the law.

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