Saturday, February 18, 2006

Brookes News Update

The Clinton economy has lessons for President Bush: The greatest fear is that when the next recession strikes it might give the Democrats the key to the White House. Given their current views on defence and the economy the result could be a disaster for the US
Gittins and the Lowry Institute get it badly wrong about China and economic growth: China is not consuming the world's resources. Gittins and the Lowry Institute fell into the old error of confusing a recent increase in the demand for oil and other resources with a long-term increase in their prices
Liberal Party blue bloods scared to challenge Bracks' Muslim blasphemy law: While Bracks tramples on free speech at the behest of Muslim thugs the Liberal Party's blue bloods leave the little people to do the fighting
The Party of Lincoln vs the Congressional Democrats: Abraham Lincoln's inspiring defence of the Republican Party in those short days before the Civil War is just as potent and as relevant today
Protecting Muslim thuggery from criticism: Lefty journalists and their fellow-travellers will do whatever it takes to protect Muslim thugs from criticism"
Islamofascists are making us all Israelis: Islamic Jihadiis are primitive but they do understand repercussions. They are trained and 'educated' in mosques. This might be an opportune time to remind the Imams responsible for initiating these 'missions', that they also are vulnerable
Why journalists cannot be trusted with their country's secrets: Australian journalists have shamelessly lied about the Bush administration's NSA spying program. But they are also hostile to Australia's intelligence activities
Anti-market ethicist smears free trade: Simon Longstaff is an ignorant and insufferable anti-market gasbag who labours under the delusion that being the executive director of St James Ethics Centre qualifies him to make statements on economic theory
Market economics, fundamentalism and Australia's 'free-market club': Anti-market activists smear market economics by using the terms "market fundamentalism" and "economic fundamentalist". And our Free Market Club helps them, bless their tiny hearts



There is a rather extraordinary email here to David Horowitz from a far-Leftist professor. Only if you know what egomaniacs committed Leftists are can you understand it.

Crazy British justice again: "Thousands of criminals are escaping justice as blunders by police and crown prosecutors cause chaos in the courts. An astonishing 53,000 cases - around one in every 25 - were dropped because defendants simply failed to turn up in court. A scathing report by public spending watchdogs today reveals that 173 million pounds was wasted last year on 784,000 pointless magistrates' court hearings which could not proceed. Mistakes such as lost case files and lack of properly-prepared evidence meant offenders were "getting away with their crimes scot-free" as cases collapsed, critics said. The report raises fresh concerns over the effectiveness of the criminal justice system, which is already under fire over low detection rates by police and sky-high reconviction rates for offenders leaving jail".

Mark Steyn on comparative birthrates: "My interest in demography dates back to September 11, 2001, when a demographic group I hadn't hitherto given much thought managed to get my attention. I don't mean the, ah, unfortunate business with the planes and buildings and so forth, but the open cheering of the attacks by their co-religionists in Montreal, Yorkshire, Copenhagen and elsewhere. How many people knew there were fast-growing and culturally confident Muslim populations in Scandinavia? Demography doesn't explain everything but it accounts for a good 90 per cent.... Why is this newspaper published in the language of a tiny island on the other side of the earth? Why does Australia have an English Queen, English common law, English institutions? Because England was the first nation to conquer infant mortality. By 1820 medical progress had so transformed British life that half the population was under the age of 15. Britain had the manpower to take, hold, settle and administer huge chunks of real estate around the planet".

The continuing decay of the man the USA nearly had as President: "Former Vice President Al Gore has apparently decided to become the Professor Irwin Corey of environmentalism, gibberish and misinformation. He is currently traversing the world giving comfort to Saudi princes over our alleged mistreatment of Arab men shortly after 9/11. While speaking to a Saudi audience, Gore told them that Arabs had been "indiscriminately" rounded up by U.S. law enforcement after the Islamist attacks on New York and the Pentagon.... During his speech in the Philippines, Gore claimed that up to two million Manila residents might have to be evacuated from the city from floods caused by melting glaciers and polar icecaps. Morphing between an Irwin Corey speech and the rantings of Chicken Little, former Vice President Gore's ominous warnings about Manila were scoffed at by Philippino environmental experts. Fernando Siringan, Ph.D., a marine geologist from the University of the Phillipines (UP) was troubled by Gore's factually inaccurate speech. According to Siringan, too much use of ground water by the typical Manila household is the reason why the city is sinking-not that the sea is rising. Dr. Arcilla noted that while global warming could contribute to the rise in sea levels, it would only be in millimeters, while Manila faces the more serious problem of overuse of groundwater-which has nothing to do with global warming, melting icecaps or glaciers"

Fighting back against the new union "Wal-Mart" laws: "America's retailers announced last week that they aren't especially keen to follow the steel, airline and perhaps auto industries into bankruptcy court. If Big Labor really wants a fight over mandated health insurance, it now has one. The announcement came in the form of two federal lawsuits filed by the Retail Industry Leaders Association against the state of Maryland and Suffolk County, New York. At issue are the "Wal-Mart" laws that both jurisdictions recently passed, which would require a few large companies to pay more for their workers' health care. The lawsuits argue the statutes are "discriminatory," which may be the legal understatement of the year since both target only a few employers."

Google protest: "As lovers celebrated Valentine's day worldwide on Tuesday, Internet hunk Google lost hundreds of sweethearts who broke off with the web search engine in outrage over the censoring of information related to Tibet to placate China. Over 2,000 people from all over the world joined the Google boycott campaign launched by Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), a rights organisation based in New York that does not accept Beijing's annexation of Tibet. SFT has created a new web site,, asking people to boycott Google on Valentine's Day and express their anger with Google at the new site."

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. On Social Security see Dick McDonald and for purely Australian news see Australian Politics (mirrored here).


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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