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» 10/10/2017 4:52:11 PM Aidan's throwaway line, that Iceland powers three aluminium smelters with "renewables.....
» 21/09/2017 9:10:21 AM Garnaut's 2011 Review has been mugged by reality. This was his pie in the sky outlook for.....
» 21/09/2017 7:49:55 AM Excellent article. While some of the legal aspects may indeed be vague, unclear and lacki.....
» 20/09/2017 1:19:28 AM Hi Hasbeen, Yes, there have been many cyclones that nobody remembers any more. For exampl.....
» 19/09/2017 3:22:01 PM The Bureau of Meteorology now has a reputation for fiddling the books in relation to tempe.....
» 19/09/2017 10:51:39 AM ant says: "The point being that these storms have been made stronger through climate .....
» 19/09/2017 10:42:12 AM The author relies on a lot of unsubstantiated assertions and assumptions. That's typical o.....
» 19/09/2017 8:28:45 AM Every time some idiot politician decides to insert "safeguards" into legislation.....
» 18/09/2017 2:55:47 PM Minotaur, In relation to 18c, you must have dozed off and missed the court proceedings ag.....
» 18/09/2017 12:27:24 PM There is a very good reason to vote no: the Turnbull government won't tell you what it is .....
» 12/09/2017 1:21:21 PM Changing the date will not satisfy the whiners: it is not the date but the fact of settlem.....
» 6/09/2017 5:49:54 PM One of the mysteries of Australian political life is why so many loopy left extremists com.....
» 6/09/2017 5:24:13 PM Most people would be amazed at how little most members of political parties actually know .....
» 4/09/2017 1:13:19 PM Aidan, Let's cut through all your crap: why don't you just tell us what it is you love ab.....
» 1/09/2017 5:20:00 PM No, Aidan, you've caught yourself out: >"The major totalitarian governments were .....
» 31/08/2017 2:21:54 PM Daffy Duck chides the IPA for being a "charity". More correctly, IPA is registe.....
» 31/08/2017 1:51:44 PM Aidan, I'm well aware of the history of the communist Chinese revolution. We were, howeve.....
» 30/08/2017 6:29:38 PM Aidan, Communist China was - until relatively recently - communist, not nationalist. I ce.....
» 30/08/2017 4:28:53 PM So, proponents of the "yes" vote, tell me again this is only about letting two p.....
» 30/08/2017 12:08:36 PM Hi Aidan, The Liberal Party was formed in August 1945. The Chifley government decided to .....
» 29/08/2017 2:56:04 PM Hi Aidan, An "irrational fear of communism"? That's tautological. There's nothi.....
» 29/08/2017 12:28:51 PM Aidan's proto-communist economic theories again. Aidan believes in totalitarian control o.....
» 19/08/2017 9:53:23 AM So, a special rule for Catholic clergy is proposed. But none for other religions which don.....
» 10/08/2017 1:15:40 PM Don't believe me? ask the ATO for a definition of 'income' I bet you wont get one!. No tax.....
» 18/05/2017 8:45:59 PM Hi Joe, Yes, I did see documents relating to the passengers on the trains that took peopl.....
» 16/05/2017 4:58:33 PM It's pretty well established that the Japanese had no immediate plans to invade Australia .....
» 15/05/2017 3:30:39 PM The shallow thinking in this article does not bode well for the success of the project, ev.....
» 29/03/2017 10:31:46 AM So, just in case the unrepresentative swill (as Keating called them) in the Senate are not.....
» 27/03/2017 5:14:22 PM "The signal achievement of the Australian Parliament that first assembled in 2013 was.....
» 19/03/2017 11:18:32 AM AJ Philips, you say: "The world is better off without toxic people." Agreed. G.....
» 18/03/2017 8:59:48 PM AJ Philips, Nothing I have written was prompted by outrage. Nausea and disgust are closer.....
» 18/03/2017 1:13:50 PM AJ Philips, Bill Leak has been dead barely a week. His wife and family are surely still g.....
» 17/03/2017 11:59:52 PM I've seen a maggot infested pig carcass with more class than John Ryan and AJ Phillips. Co.....
» 17/03/2017 11:10:46 AM For about a millisecond, I thought Toni Lavis had written something intelligent for a chan.....
» 16/03/2017 12:01:49 PM $90 billion for batteries and more wind farms? And when the batteries and photovoltaic cel.....
» 13/03/2017 4:50:20 PM An excellent article. The case for the proposed Cross River Rail project in Brisbane is v.....
» 2/03/2017 3:41:45 PM I'm sorry I didn't get to this sooner, but I've been busy. Aidan said on 26 February 2017.....
» 28/02/2017 4:31:21 PM This is a very sound article, Marija. Agree with every word of it. But there's more to it.....
» 25/02/2017 5:14:47 PM It's a rare pleasure to see two sets of loopy fantasies on OLO on the same topic. Alan B .....
» 8/02/2017 9:14:19 AM The author could shorten his CV to "bleeding heart multiculturalist" and everyth.....
» 7/02/2017 11:28:13 AM Alan B., I've often wondered what life's like for a demi-god like you on planet rhrosty, a.....
» 2/02/2017 4:11:28 PM One more point: the white paper's reference to "a period of weak demand" is misl.....
» 2/02/2017 3:55:43 PM Check this list of federal environment ministers and you'll see why we have had such appal.....
» 1/02/2017 5:11:47 PM Tranter uses OLO to run her predictable propaganda against Western civilisation from the p.....
» 31/01/2017 11:00:48 AM Short answer to Tranter's question: not enough, given the recent history of terrorism. A .....
» 25/01/2017 11:52:40 AM Warren Mundine is almost always correct. He's a deep thinker. But his objection - and the .....
» 19/01/2017 2:00:23 PM billyd, your lies and ignorance are manifest. Anyone who thinks Australia has a first pas.....
» 18/01/2017 2:11:57 PM billyd thinks Australia has a first past the post voting system "as does the UK".....
» 17/01/2017 2:09:55 PM We don't yet know whether Donald Trump will be a poor president, a good president or a gre.....
» 13/01/2017 11:39:39 AM As always, a sane and fully informed post by Gary Johns. What a thoughtful contrast to Stu.....
» 13/01/2017 11:24:11 AM Stuart Rees is a well known public cretin of long standing. Again in this post, he proves .....
» 12/01/2017 7:09:17 PM Toni Lavis, Normally, you'd be correct about taking each argument on its own merits. In t.....
» 10/01/2017 7:03:16 PM nicknamenick, Google "turtle plastic" and the first image you get is one of a t.....
» 9/01/2017 10:23:52 PM The federal environmental agency, back about 2005, used to quote a Canadian study of ".....
» 9/01/2017 10:00:56 PM OK, nicknamenick, we're all waiting to know how YOU know that turtles "think" pl.....
» 9/01/2017 10:14:26 AM Just another Left-wing catastrophist fantasy to demonstrate Valerie's moral superiority. T.....
» 5/01/2017 9:01:08 PM Well done, Leo. You have spent more time on that clown Billyd than he is worth. Just expun.....
» 1/01/2017 10:48:51 PM As for your "97 per cent" figure, billyd, wrong again. That has been discredited.....
» 1/01/2017 10:37:43 PM billyd, you are becoming an ever greater embarrassment to yourself. The electoral college.....
» 1/01/2017 10:34:47 AM billyd, you are an ignorant moron, impervious to fact. Your comments about global warming.....
» 27/12/2016 10:00:25 AM Actually, Lego, the global warming hoax predated the Millenium Bug hoax: the global warmi.....
» 22/12/2016 5:03:50 PM That'd be iron "ore"........
» 22/12/2016 5:01:50 PM Alan B., I have no idea what you're rambling on about: I didn't mention foreign investmen.....
» 21/12/2016 4:49:45 PM The people doing most of the squeezing of loot from the proles are the likes of Shorten - .....
» 21/12/2016 12:54:03 PM perspective123, Oh, please. Give us a break. Your "various respected publications&qu.....
» 21/12/2016 12:04:03 PM Alan B, One of the myths of Australian politics in recent years has been the one in which.....
» 21/12/2016 9:38:43 AM An essential article, Viv. Needed to be said. Well done. And it highlights the sophistry .....
» 21/12/2016 9:20:54 AM Touche, ttbn!!.....
» 21/12/2016 9:17:02 AM "We must make the atrocities stop" = "somebody should do something". .....
» 21/12/2016 8:36:22 AM Another loopy Compton fantasy. The malodorous Angela Merkel and the boy bimbo Justin Trud.....
» 20/12/2016 10:21:06 AM Thanks,Prompete, I know you're right: that belief system is now part of who they see thems.....
» 20/12/2016 8:56:23 AM Busy readers can save a lot of time via a quick check of Harter's bio: she's a "clima.....
» 20/12/2016 8:25:52 AM Coincidentally, Don Aitkin has published an excellent summary of Judith Curry's assessment.....
» 20/12/2016 7:21:06 AM People like Billyd are pretty much beyond rational discourse. Not only irrational, but pi.....
» 6/12/2016 7:48:56 AM Bugsy, You show yourself to be no more than an ignorant, self-important lout, with no red.....
» 5/12/2016 9:08:54 AM "The journalists of the Right..." At first that this reference to the "Ri.....
» 5/12/2016 8:14:05 AM Well, it's a pleasant surprise to read something by Bruce Haigh that doesn't warrant a hos.....
» 29/11/2016 6:51:19 PM The socialist left faction of the Labor Party in Victoria kept Labor in opposition federal.....
» 29/11/2016 12:15:57 PM Tristan, For left wingers like you, cultural relativity is a way of life. Castro was a .....
» 29/11/2016 8:49:31 AM Tristan, Your equivocation, your post-truth whining cannot excuse Castro. There is no &q.....
» 28/11/2016 1:09:24 PM Tristan, No level of equivocation or excuse-making justifies praise for Fidel Castro. H.....
» 28/11/2016 11:46:44 AM "Arguably his government was authoritarian..." "All this aside, the threat .....
» 24/11/2016 1:04:43 PM Every time Tranter chooses to bestow her great knowledge and sensitivity upon us, she gets.....
» 21/11/2016 2:49:48 PM So, Tranter the ranter is back with her moronic ideas. I agree with the consensus of comme.....
» 2/11/2016 1:12:34 PM Amazing. Bruce Haigh accusing others of "dopey bile"!! Then again, he thinks Jul.....
» 27/07/2016 1:17:37 PM By the way, Iftikhar, just what is it in Islamic culture that you think the West should &q.....
» 27/07/2016 1:09:29 PM Iftikhar is a wonderful example of what's wrong with Islam. If this Iftikhar is indeed Ift.....
» 17/06/2016 12:08:18 PM Cobber, Birmingham is the federal minister. "Senator" might have been a clue. .....
» 22/05/2016 10:09:42 AM Hi Shadow Minister, Don't disagree with anything you've written. I have no problem at al.....
» 21/05/2016 2:13:23 PM Hi Shadow Minister, Yes, agree. As I said in my first post on this topic: "Numerical.....
» 21/05/2016 2:06:57 AM Refdrivsoc, You may not have noticed, but Australian government handouts to the car compa.....
» 20/05/2016 4:42:39 PM Aidan, Grossly excessive spending did not keep us out of recession. That's just propagand.....
» 19/05/2016 11:20:01 PM Garbage, as usual, from you, Aidan. If spending was the panacea you claim, we'd already b.....
» 19/05/2016 2:59:30 PM So Aidan's solution is: SPEND on infrastructure; SPEND on education, despite the correlati.....
» 19/05/2016 2:50:13 PM Numerically, the vast majority of businesses in Australia are small businesses. And the v.....
» 17/05/2016 11:59:57 AM Neat little article, David. And just one more example of how Australia, like the UK, USA a.....
» 18/04/2016 2:08:48 PM The failure of the negative gearing restrictions under Keating happened pretty much as Has.....
» 5/04/2016 10:24:32 AM Faustino, I'm always amused by economists' child-like commitment to their theories, rarel.....
» 4/04/2016 10:31:27 AM [cont.] Competition law until now has required that misuse of market power had to be prov.....
» 4/04/2016 10:26:36 AM Viktor, Your approach to these issues is astonishingly simple-minded. For a start, the A.....
» 22/03/2016 3:52:15 PM [Greens MP Adam] Bandt told Guardian Australia [22 March] young people coming to terms wit.....
» 13/03/2016 12:31:24 PM No, Rhrosty, Don't try to rewrite history. Abbott rolled Turnbull because he (Turnbull) t.....
» 12/03/2016 2:12:04 PM If Turnbull believes his own propaganda, he's outclassed by Gillard...Nah, she couldn't re.....
» 11/03/2016 4:58:24 PM Cobber, I don't mind criticism, but I'd prefer it was literate: "Clearly your...&qu.....
» 11/03/2016 8:44:22 AM This writer has missed the point. Turnbull is shrinking because he is a hollow man, inflat.....
» 9/03/2016 12:02:25 PM Hi Joe, And thanks for your attempt at drollery. Just in case anybody else missed the p.....
» 8/03/2016 9:14:42 PM Very relevant item on A Current Affair tonight about Sarah Monahan's experience with Rober.....
» 8/03/2016 9:14:27 AM MarilynS, I've checked the posts again and I can't see one that attempts to "justify.....
» 7/03/2016 11:08:33 PM Agronomist, get over yourself. Deal with the detail of the evidence, not your own posturin.....
» 7/03/2016 5:27:55 PM An excellent article which deals with the facts. I agree with Big Nana that recalling de.....
» 5/03/2016 8:50:36 PM NathanJ, You take my comment to Suseonline in isolation. The context is far more extensiv.....
» 4/03/2016 11:45:41 PM Suseonline, it is a well established fact that you are a moron. Go away. You have nothing .....
» 4/03/2016 3:05:58 PM Ant, an increase of 0.83 degrees causes fires and/or flooding HOW? That's a smaller temper.....
» 4/03/2016 11:11:23 AM This woman is a trained ideologue - that's why she can fit so much tendentious garbage on .....
» 3/03/2016 5:46:38 PM That a member of Socialist Alternative, Roz Ward, has been the main instigator of this app.....
» 26/02/2016 6:56:11 PM Hi Phanto, Thanks for emphasising the point I made. As an example, when I was 10 I retur.....
» 26/02/2016 12:48:57 PM The problem with this "Safe Schools" program is that it messes with the minds of.....
» 26/02/2016 11:28:43 AM Aidan replies to my observation about the Left's managerial incompetence: "'I apprec.....
» 24/02/2016 4:53:28 PM Aidan, your economic theories are always a revelation. Too bad they have nothing to do wit.....
» 24/02/2016 2:09:34 PM Rhosty says: "Negative gearing? If house prices tumble so will your replacement when.....
» 24/02/2016 1:09:47 PM All good comments so far, but I tend to favour the Rhosty solution. A handgun is an equal.....
» 22/02/2016 2:26:04 PM Wow, Lego, powerful posts. Thank you......
» 20/02/2016 12:01:07 PM Captain Col, I admire your patience and tenacity in trying to give Tristan a basic educat.....
» 20/02/2016 11:09:26 AM Aidan, you say: "When you uncaringly denounce something that will enormously improve.....
» 20/02/2016 10:22:34 AM Suse, you have the IQ of a box of rocks, without the saving grace of any sort of education.....
» 19/02/2016 8:18:41 PM Aidan, you used the term "people trading", I did not. You attribute to the term .....
» 19/02/2016 8:01:03 PM I don't think you're a liar, Suse. I think you're a gullible fool, incapable of intellectu.....
» 19/02/2016 7:55:34 PM But it's ok for the homosexual lobby to dictate what can and can't be enacted in our parli.....
» 19/02/2016 4:12:05 PM Suseonline, Your arguments are pathetic. The people who fed you inaccurate or self-servi.....
» 19/02/2016 3:44:45 PM What a load of tosh, Brian. Whichever way you slice it, homosexuals and their supporters .....
» 19/02/2016 1:54:26 PM The "Stolen Generation" story, Suse, is a very specific proposition: that Aborig.....
» 19/02/2016 12:48:43 PM Aidan, You say Labor's NBN was money well spent. Except where it was way over budget and.....
» 19/02/2016 9:56:00 AM OLO 9 Duncan Graham 0.....
» 19/02/2016 9:33:40 AM Aidan says: "When something is illegal it tends to become lucrative, hence the crimi.....
» 18/02/2016 1:13:09 PM "Not all refugees carry radical disruptive agendas many would enrich our society an.....
» 18/02/2016 9:43:51 AM cont. Ewins lists the poor and downtrodden whom he claims are suffering and would suffer .....
» 18/02/2016 9:41:55 AM Australia's current economic and budgetary problems are the direct consequence of the hyst.....
» 17/02/2016 10:54:23 AM Rhosty, what have you been smoking? The GST "exclusions" you mention reflected .....
» 12/02/2016 1:48:57 PM John Bennetts, Only a Left wing fool would try to pretend that the ABC is not Left wing a.....
» 12/02/2016 11:09:22 AM For all the bleeding heart Lefties promoting open borders, here's the reality of what is h.....
» 12/02/2016 10:16:57 AM "The Australian political process also has serious defects. We suffer from weak elect.....
» 7/02/2016 9:03:13 AM From the gormless Foxy on Friday: "The facts have now emerged: Both women have fina.....
» 4/02/2016 10:14:38 AM Another of Everald's lightweight analyses. This one tells us only about people Everald doe.....
» 1/02/2016 4:34:39 PM In fairness to all those "moderate" Muslims we read about, but seldom meet, we s.....
» 27/01/2016 8:47:22 AM Bruce Haigh's article embodies much that is contemptible about the Left: the predictabilit.....
» 8/01/2016 10:38:46 AM So Everald Compton's remedy for the coalition's ills is to turn it into the Labor Party, b.....
» 7/01/2016 2:37:36 PM Knowing how keen you are on Islamic culture, Suseonline, I'm posting this link just for yo.....
» 4/01/2016 12:33:48 PM Still running, Suse? When are you going to have the integrity to answer the questions I'v.....
» 3/01/2016 10:59:18 AM Poor ol' Suse, Talks a great game, but when it comes to the crunch, she runs like a scald.....
» 29/12/2015 11:07:04 PM No,Suse, I don't think your IQ is low because you don't agree with me. I think your IQ i.....
» 29/12/2015 2:17:38 PM JoM, That's $58,300 plus per migrant, just to get them here and support them. Then there'.....
» 29/12/2015 11:09:41 AM Suse, After all of the posts pointing out that you lack facts, evidence and rationality, .....
» 27/12/2015 9:41:33 PM Toni Lavis, Thanks, I stand corrected. I accept your point that ONE Muslim authority has .....
» 27/12/2015 5:27:39 PM Suseonline, your silence is deafening. I guess that's because after you've told us all wha.....
» 27/12/2015 2:45:25 PM Suse, why don't you try dealing with the facts instead of posturing? We have numerous fac.....
» 27/12/2015 11:16:19 AM Suseonline reckons that only a small minority of Islamists hate the West and engage in ter.....
» 21/12/2015 9:36:40 AM Congratulations, Rhrosty, Five full stops. A new record. Keep up the good work......
» 9/12/2015 5:25:55 AM Aidan, You contradict yourself with every post. Don't have time for that......
» 8/12/2015 5:15:56 PM Aidan, I was right, I reckon, you are an academic. "The best way to pay for it is .....
» 8/12/2015 1:53:39 PM Aidan, You must be an academic. Tell us all how you think a city the size of Sydney, Melb.....
» 8/12/2015 11:59:13 AM Another predictable left-wing rant by Kellie Tranter. Will it never end? For a start, any.....
» 7/12/2015 11:19:49 AM >> Changing the toxic culture among surgeons requires structural change. Such as?.....
» 7/12/2015 10:56:28 AM While it's very comforting to know that Damian Pheny speaks for all of Asian civil society.....
» 27/11/2015 8:20:14 AM An excellent article. Deserves to be read and thought about......
» 27/11/2015 7:45:25 AM Aahh. Another lesson in vacuity from the profoundly moronic Kellie Tranter, who is concern.....
» 23/11/2015 10:36:25 AM Clueless. The UN General Assembly's First Committee can pass all the useless resolutions i.....
» 3/11/2015 4:05:13 PM So Rees is a vile old left wing poseur who supports Palestinian terrorism. We knew that. N.....
» 14/10/2015 9:29:42 AM Well said, Yuyutsu......
» 5/10/2015 12:03:03 PM Precisely, ttbn. The entry-level questions are: what is irrefutably happening (virtually .....
» 28/09/2015 10:52:34 AM No, there is no warming trend. Hasn't been for 18 years and eight months. The warming sca.....
» 21/09/2015 1:04:20 PM Credit where due: a sound and detailed article which reaches irrefutable conclusions......
» 11/09/2015 10:53:32 AM BTW everybody, Just a pedantic point: the people flooding into Europe at present are not .....
» 11/09/2015 10:32:46 AM It's hardly worth wasting good pixels on this nonsense. Mike Pope says: Over the next thr.....
» 10/09/2015 9:29:02 PM Hi Rhian, Yes, yes. But Tristan really IS a full-on Marxist......
» 10/09/2015 9:57:44 AM Nice one, Jan B. But, actually, I don't see Abbott waging war against anyone, more's the.....
» 10/09/2015 8:00:40 AM What a steaming pile of wishful thinking. For the sake of the world, let's hope the Left i.....
» 7/09/2015 12:22:56 PM Tristan is of the Socialist Left of the Victorian branch of the ALP. Back in the sixties t.....
» 29/08/2015 12:39:47 PM Aidan, What happens when "the wind don't blow and the sun don't shine"? As usu.....
» 28/08/2015 6:44:58 PM Aidan, You are incorrect. The "fuel" costs for renewables do not go away, becau.....
» 28/08/2015 9:24:16 AM Tas, Emission reduction targets are every bit as flawed as the other "green" so.....
» 19/08/2015 10:14:44 AM What an incredibly long bow to draw. Just neurotic. Still, the mindset is consistent with.....
» 12/08/2015 8:59:26 AM Tocqueville also said democracy would last only until people realised they could vote them.....

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