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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Civilization?

Some call it Civilization when people self-manage using the concept of law. However much we focus on the pen that writes these laws and the hand it rests in Civilization always relies on the big sword in the other hand. “You can do this the easy way (with the pen), or the hard way (with […]

Rise of Authoritarianism

If you believe: Internet censorship is required (because it’s too hard to find those paedophiles in real life) Cameras keep the streets safe (that way they can track and punish instead of prevent) Doctors do no wrong (removing babies and crushing their skulls & saying it’s not murder) China is a great country (that’s why […]

Aussie Retailers want Gov Protection

There’s a maxim that I may have coined, “People only advocate things from which they perceive they will benefit”. Australian big retailers are petitioning the government to put GST on imports under $1000. Of course this is so they don’t have to compete with internet retailers overseas. It would be like Australian small retailers petitioning […]

Dangerous Loner List? How about Dangerous Cop List?

This ridiculous article is trying to provoke the idea that a ‘dangerous loner list’ could have prevented the fatal shooting in Arizona of 6 people. Given that police departments repeatedly have been found in court to have no obligation to protect the citizens the idea that a list will do anything is a complete fallacy. […]

RBA needs to lift rates because of inflation? WTF?!

RBA may lift rates WTF?! The RBA sets the rate of inflation. Not the other way around. Inflation does not set the RBA rates. That’s a flat out lie. RBA controls inflation through its allocation of interest rates (which can be ignored by banking institutions as they see fit). So this flat out lie, blatant […]

Fellow Slaves

Fellow slaves. Are your iPad’s making you happy? Has Facebook netted you so many friends you are swamped with people just flooding your house to spend time with you, rapt in being in your presence? Does a police car driving behind you make you feel safe and joyfully secure? When the government announce new ways […]

If you cannot question then it is religious enslavement

Anything that elevates itself above questioning is religious in nature. It is declaring itself absolute and unquestionable. It is stifling discourse and in the situation where those questioning are actively punished for doing so then it is religious enslavement. Let’s compare: Question the “God” of Islam you can be killed. Question it in the wrong […]