Apr 21, 2013

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Shock jock idiot

Radio broadcasters often set out to become ‘shock jocks’: that peculiar form of verbal terrorist who dominates the airwaves by focusing on controversy and airing views that are deliberately provocative. We have plenty of them in Australia (they make music stations sound good) and they command large audiences. But that does not mean they don’t utter stupid comments as often...

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Apr 20, 2013

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The price of freedom is to not live in Russia

There is something about Russians and their love of ‘strong’ leaders that is frightening. Why would they continually subject themselves to rulers who oppress the masses? It is not as if the Russian people are unfamiliar with rebellions and revolutions but they seem unable – or unwilling, more intriguingly – to decisively throw off the shackles of autocrats. President...

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Apr 18, 2013

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Tales of the traveller – Chine...

Travelling on China’s internal airlines is an experience – for...

Apr 17, 2013

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Drowning in a sea of red tape

Life without government is pretty hard to imagine. Yes, we love to rubbish...

Apr 17, 2013

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Fatness foolishness

In an era in which commonsense around food and nutrition is needed more than...

Apr 15, 2013

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Nothing wrong with Darwinism

The death of Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, has aroused a...

Apr 14, 2013

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Cyber currency

Proof of how dramatically and rapidly our world is changing thanks to...