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On climate change, Tony Abbott tells Europe to stuff it

Posted by: Phineas on April 6, 2014 at 4:08 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Australia is scheduled to host the annual G20 heads-of-state meeting this year. The G20 is an informal grouping dedicated promoting international financial stability, and the host country gets to set the agenda. For some strange reason Tony Abbott, Australia’s Liberal prime minister, has decided that the G20 should stick to its brief […]

 

European Union or EUSSR? Brussels demands power to regulate press, fire journalists

Posted by: Phineas on January 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas If anyone had any notion that the European Union was anything but a bureaucratic dictatorship, this should open their eyes: A European Union report has urged tight press regulation and demanded that Brussels officials are given control of national media supervisors with new powers to enforce fines or the sacking of journalists. […]

 

Nice try, but no Darwin Award for you!

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2012 at 11:26 am » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It was a worthy effort, however: bungee-jumping from 121 yards over a raging river filled with crocodiles… When the cord breaks. An Australian tourist who survived a terrifying fall after her bungy cord snapped at Victoria Falls has been re-admitted to hospital.AN Australian tourist survived a 111m fall into a crocodile-infested river […]

 

Freedom of speech beaten and left bleeding in Australia?

Posted by: Phineas on November 18, 2011 at 3:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is the kind of authoritarian garbage I would expect from real dictatorships, such as Venezuela or Russia or… Chicago, but not from one of the stalwarts of the Anglosphere: THE whitewash begins. Now that the carbon tax has passed through federal parliament, the government’s clean-up brigade is getting into the swing […]

 

Global warming causes mental illness?

Posted by: Phineas on August 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Is there nothing that can’t be blamed on a harmless gas that serves mainly as plant food? From the Sydney Morning Herald: RATES of mental illnesses including depression and post-traumatic stress will increase as a result of climate change, a report to be released today says. The paper, prepared for the Climate […]

 

The Australian Messiah

Posted by: ST on March 5, 2008 at 1:08 pm » 6 Comments

Messiah-in-training Barack Obama ain’t got nothin’ on Aussie PM Kevin Rudd, who has rescued not just The Land Down Under, but the whole world, from a catastrophic climate crisis. When notified of this startling development, The Goracle had this to say in response: “Uhhh …” Does this mean we can dispense of all the “carbon […]

 

“Man-made” global warming news and notes

Posted by: ST on November 25, 2007 at 5:45 pm » 13 Comments

Here’s the latest from the cult of “man-made” global warming alarmism: —- The Daily Mail reports on women and couples who have either aborted their babies in the name of “reducing” their “carbon footprint,” or opted to be sterilized in order to prevent bringing a baby into the world who would do nothing but ‘unnecessarily […]

 

Thursday night salute to manliness

Posted by: ST on August 2, 2007 at 9:54 pm » 16 Comments

Heheh. I love this photo, sent to me as part of a collage of photos, from ST reader Lorica: Here’s one I’m sure the male readers of this blog will really dig: This one set my heart a’flutterin’:

 

“Live Earth” concert updates

Posted by: ST on July 7, 2007 at 3:13 pm » 10 Comments

I know you’re desperately seeking updates on how the “Live Earth” concerts are going (MSN’s website surely seems to be), so here are a few of them: —- Aussie Tim Blair has a huge and hilarious link roundup of reax to and stories about the Australia Live Earth concert. —- The Daily Mail writes about […]

 

“Innocent” Aussie David Hicks agrees to seven year plea deal (PLUS: OUTRAGEOUS – HICKS TO SERVE ONLY NINE MONTHS

Posted by: ST on March 30, 2007 at 10:10 am » 4 Comments

Via AP: GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – The prison sentence of an Australian detainee who pleaded guilty to a terrorism-related charge would be limited to seven years under terms of a plea bargain, a military judge at Guantanamo Bay said Friday. The judge, Marine Corps. Col. Ralph Kohlmann, revealed the terms of the agreement […]