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Monthly Archives: December 2006

Defence are buying what?

Defence analyst (and occasional Catallaxy commenter) Dr Carlo Kopp had an excellent piece in yesterday’s Age about the recent defence decision to buy Super Hornets as interim replacements for the F-111. Money quote: The Super Hornet is the US Navy’s follow-on fighter to the “Classic Hornet”, currently flown by four RAAF squadrons. While slightly larger […]

It’s a crazy world

I saw this article about a parasite that apparently makes women attractive and sexy, but it makes men stupid and unattractive. It really is a very crazy world.

An apposite quotation

Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them. -T.S. Eliot, poet (1888-1965) I found this nice little quotation today. It encapsulates my own opinion on these matters so pithily, concisely and, […]

Bureaucrash! (And a Happy New Year)

While browsing the interwebs last night, I happened upon libertarian activist organisation Bureaucrash! While organising libertarians has always struck me as something likely to be rawther difficult (the phrase ‘herding cats’ comes to mind), these folks seem to be succeeding. Even better, their entire website is a very nice pisstake of stereotypical socialist efforts – […]

Politics

Obviously I’m a passionate person with a lot of ideas about society, law, morals and so forth. And I care about people. So why don’t I get involved in politics? Are you kidding? The other night, I was watching Decadence, a six part series about modern culture in Australia, hosted by Pria Viswalingam. This week, […]

Opting out of Welfare

I’m not usually a huge fan of internet humour, but this piece has been doing the rounds of the interwebs for a while; this version actually came to me via Liberal Democratic Party treasurer David Leyonhjelm, who (apart from sending the funny) also let me know that Peter Saunders (CIS) has recently suggested that the […]

Open Ashes Thread – Boxing Day Test, MCG

Australia has the Ashes safely in its keeping. Nominally, the rest of this series is a ‘dead rubber’, the sort that, historically, Australia did poorly in. But Warne and McGrath are bowing out after Sydney; Warne is on 699 test wickets; McGrath has a point to prove before his last series, the one-day World Cup. […]

Merry Christmas everyone

Hope that everyone has a lovely Christmas! It is my baby’s first Christmas; I think she likes it already. I know some of my readers don’t celebrate Christmas…so I hope they have a lovely day off instead.

Poor Old Mr Lefty

I’m not a great fan of Mr Lefty and his blogs. I’ve only looked at them occasionally. As I’ve said, I prefer not to look at issues from a stereotypically “left wing” or “right wing” perspective, and I find his blogs a bit pious and predictable in general. However, it seems that some nasty pasty […]

Cyberstalking for Christmas

How to put a dampener on the Christmas spirit: Some lame f*ckhead has hacked Anonymous Lefty (aka barrister Jeremy Sear) and deleted all his blogs. It looks like AL’s got no backups at all, so is in an even worse situation than Catallaxy was when we lost some of our archive earlier this year. At […]