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Friday, 24th March 2017

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LIVING ON BORROWED TIME

The UK’s unsustainable and horrifically expensive and inefficient National Health Service did not bell a warning for Australia’s Medicare nor even Barack’s projected Obamacare.



BUDGET EMERGENCY?

You bet it is, and here's why

The Australia Institute, which is given SKY air time well beyond its station, has made an art form of spewing misinformation. Despite the fact that this “institute” is no more than a radical Canberran Left-wing think-tank, media is projecting it as a coterie of knowledgeable intellectuals. It most certainly is not!


MEDIA IN A WORLD OF THEIR OWN

Almost all media has taken an opportunity to slam Abbott over his Commission of Audit. The trouble is it’s not Abbott’s audit. It’s merely the thoughts of independent commissioners who are free from political fallout, yet the ABC is hyperventilating like a bunch of Greens at a miners’ picnic while Press Page ones are screaming budget bastardry.


THEY'RE BRINGING BACK THE BIFF

... so stand by for some serious hurt

Hit ‘em and hit ‘em hard, as soon as you win government, break any promise you want... then you’ll have the rest of the term for the mugs to forgive and forget. Well, that used to work, but not any more. “There will be no carbon tax under a government I lead”, still rings loudly in voters’ ears. This is the age of the internet fellas, and we don’t forget.



HOW TO LOSE YOUR VOTER BASE WITH A SMILE

“You can’t Tax your way to prosperity.” Now where have I heard that before? Oh yes, it was part of the Conservatives’ core mantra. So much for that! Taxing higher incomes to reduce Labor’s debt (you know, that job-producing sector of the economy) is not a kite-flying exercise either. Abbott actually intends introducing this “levy”


MODELLING MADNESS

... in the eye of the beholder

Complex computer models are continually being used to generate incessant alarms about the future for our environment and resources; climate, weather, minerals, oil, food, water, pollution and the oceans. Every year the computers get more expensive, and the models more complex, but their doomsday forecasts still fail.


TONY RIPS OFF ANOTHER ONE!

I may be a conservative at heart but fair dinkum this Coalition kite-flying is giving me vertigo. A “deficit levy" now? Does Tony Abbott want us to financially remember the pain of Labor’s profligacy next time we vote? How about you blokes in Government feel a little of the pain yourselves? How about a bit of pruning at the top... we’re struggling down here!


CLIVE WILL SUE CAMPBELL... get in the queue Clive



ARE WE IN DEBT $650 BILLION?

Well sort of, but we are owed $580 billion. What Joe Hockey is trying to tell us ain’t necessarily so. As I have said before here, when talking Labor’s debt you’re talking a length of string.


A SAND ISLAND CALLED FRASER

I don't know about you but I am getting heartily sick of old PMs jibing away from the sidelines. Not content with writing volume five of their memoirs or living off their ill-gotten gains, they feel it is their God given right to maintain a running commentary from the bleacher


THE ANZAC ON THE WALL

I wandered thru a country town, 'cos I had some time to spare, And went into an antique shop to see what was in there. Old Bikes and pumps and kero lamps, but hidden by it all, A photo of a soldier boy – an Anzac on the Wall.


Dear Mr Palmer,

You are such a cuddly man...and you can sing too! My Dad says you should get a band. A lap band I think he said, so you’re probably good at lap dancing too!


I'D HAVE PUT A FOOT THROUGH MY RADIO...

but I was driving at the time

Here's the thing. Listening to the radio today on my way home from the city and some clown comes on talking about the disgusting conditions at Manus Island. 'The gates of hell' I think he said it was. Whether this bloke is a Greens or Labor plant I have no idea, but his language suggests he might be.


BOYS' TOYS A PART OF DEFENCE'S TESTOSTERONE 'CULTURE'

Australian Air Force commanders have long opposed the acquisition of UAVs, explaining, “...they will put top gun pilots out of a job and threaten RAAF culture.” Hmmm, “culture” being the operative word meaning, at least to me, testosterone does play a part in these lethal boys’ toys.


CLIVE THE CLOWN TRIES TO PLAY A GAME OF BRINKMANSHIP

Tony Abbott’s “Direct Action” policy is no more than a sop to the diminishing number of voters who still believe we are causing the globe to warm. Let’s get this straight, Tony Abbott puts global warming in the same category as Hansel and Gretel, as do politicians from both sides with an IQ above their boot size.


Weather Vs Climate

The weather at any spot is usually defined by max/min temperatures, humidity, precipitation and wind strength/direction. Weather varies hourly, daily, season-to-season and place-to-place. These weather measurements at any place can be averaged over various time periods.


Urban war zones Fairfax won't cover...

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