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Free Gas Coupon + More

April 26, 2011 by

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Free Gas Coupon What can we say? Prices have gone up in the last week. FAIL Submitted Submitted Google Earth Submitted Revisionist History Submitted Motivation Submitted And now for a cartoon

Book Review – Madmans Bend – Arthur W Upfield

April 26, 2011 by

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MADMAN’S BEND. (Also published under the title The Body At Madman’s Bend) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1963 (Published under the title The Body At Madman’s Bend) Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1963 Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1966 This Edition – Pan Books – Fourth Printing – 1974 Copyright – […]

Rep. Allen West’s Straight Talk

April 26, 2011 by

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Email from Act for America Congressman Allen West building national following for straight talk and boldness in fighting radical Islam Rising star to keynote our national conference in Washington in June Check out our upcoming national conference keynote speaker Allen West in action. Rep. West joined “Fox and Friends” recently where he was asked about […]

The General Motors Debacle

April 26, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba I received an email from my friend, Seldon B. Graham, Jr., a veteran of the oil industry, possessing both engineering and law degrees. I first became aware of him through his book, “Why Your Gasoline Prices Are High.” “After years of my campaigning for transparency and full disclosure, the media still does […]

EPA Blocks Oil Drilling in Alaska

April 26, 2011 by

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By Mike Brownfield There are an estimated 27 billion barrels of oil waiting to be tapped in the Arctic Ocean, off the coast of Alaska. But after spending five years and nearly $4 billion, Shell Oil Company has been forced to abandon its efforts to drill for oil in the region. With gas at $4 […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 20)

April 26, 2011 by

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A LOST CIVILISATION. What I have attempted specifically to do with this series of notes is to mention in as much detail things from these Upfield novels that provide a common thread throughout most of those novels. While each of those novels is a separate novel in the Crime Fiction Genre, Upfield very skilfully integrated […]

China Is The Potemkin Village Of The Warmists

April 26, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Remember how Julia Gillard tried to tell us China was switching to green energy, so Australia should, too? Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Ms Gillard argued the rest of the world was moving on combating climate change. “There’s this image that somehow we’re the only ones – simply […]

Recent Energy and Environmental News – 4/25/11

April 25, 2011 by

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By John Droz, Jr. Friends: I have a rare few minutes, so here are some articles that might be of value to you: Some recent energy articles of interest — The Stuart Young wind report, partly funded by the environmental organization  John Muir Trust, is another item you should add as an objective source of information […]

The Solution is to Retire Obama + More

April 25, 2011 by

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The Patriot Post  Brief The Foundation “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” –James Madison Liberty “Obama’s ideology tethers him to the idea that the central government should be the primary engine of economic growth and the super-arbiter of the […]

Book Review – The Will Of The Tribe – Arthur W Upfield

April 25, 2011 by

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THE WILL OF THE TRIBE. First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1962 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1962 Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1965 This Edition – Pan Books – Third Printing – 1974 Copyright – Arthur W Upfield – 1962 This novel is set in the North Eastern area of Western […]

The Royally Boring Family

April 25, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba I have quite a few British friends and all seem to share the same sort of humor that has produced the wacky genius of Monty Python, Peter Sellers, and imports such as “Are You Being Served” and “Yes, Prime Minister.” I prefer to view England from a distance. I fear that were […]

Retired Anchorman Apologizes for Presenting Both Sides of Global Warming Debate

April 25, 2011 by

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By Noel Sheppard “For those of you who are confused [about global warming], you’re forgiven. It’s my fault.” So hysterically said retired Minneapolis anchorman Don Shelby during a speech at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Tuesday: After spending 32 years in front of the camera as an anchorman and investigative reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2011

April 25, 2011 by

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WHY THIS SPECIAL DAY IS COMMEMORATED IN AUSTRALIA At 4.15Am on the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the Dawn’s half light they were mowed down in droves by […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 19)

April 25, 2011 by

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ABORIGINAL TRIBAL ETIQUETTE. Upfield was very deliberate when he explained the complex procedures involved with meeting people from other tribes, and even with other families of the same extended tribe, and here we look upon the white people as just another tribe in their eyes. As white people, we follow certain polite procedures when visiting, […]

15 Reasons To Fight Gillard’s Carbon Tax

April 25, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt Paul Sheehan explains why Julia Gillard’s proposed carbon dioxide tax is mad and illegitimate: 1. There is no mandate for the carbon tax. It was expressly singled out by Gillard during the last election as a no-go, which helped save her government. 2. The tax will have almost zero effect on global […]

Book Review – The White Savage – Arthur W Upfield

April 24, 2011 by

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THE WHITE SAVAGE. (Also published under the title Bony And The White Savage) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1961 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1961 (under the title Bony And The White Savage) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1964 Fourth Publisher – (Australia) Arkon (A subsidiary of Angus and Robertson) – […]

Are We Really Willing to Wage War to Protect Civilians?

April 24, 2011 by

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Is the West truly ready to commit to fight wars on the premise of protecting human life? The UN office for the protection of civilians UNPC has reiterated that article 4 of the Geneva Convention was adopted in 1949 yet we have most often failed to live up to that article. Indeed after the numerous […]

Sunday Music – Fields Of Gold

April 24, 2011 by

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Today’s music video is ‘Fields Of Gold’ from Eva Cassidy. This video was posted to You Tube by 8800GTShorsepower Eva Cassidy passed away in 1996, aged only 33. She had produced one album, in 1992, which was virtually unheard of outside of her home and where she performed in clubs, in Washington DC. In late […]

The Middle East Mess

April 24, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba Anyone such as myself who lived through the long years of the Vietnam quagmire knows that the United States is repeating the same errors in the Middle East that we did with that nation. We seem incapable of recognizing a civil war when we see one and incapable of not inserting ourselves […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 18)

April 24, 2011 by

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THE ROLE OF THE SHAMAN (PART TWO). In the Post at Part One, I explained the role of the Shaman in the aboriginal tribe, and the high position he held. With this Post, I will be explaining one of those special occasions where the Shaman acts in a position that has been taken so out […]

Book Review – Valley Of Smugglers (Bony And The Kelly Gang) – Arthur W Upfield

April 24, 2011 by

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VALLEY OF SMUGGLERS. (Also published under the title Bony And The Kelly Gang) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1960 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1960 (under the title Bony Buys A Woman) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1963 This Edition – Pan Books – Third Printing – 1968 Copyright – Arthur […]

Study: Push for Cap and Trade Failed Despite Friendly Media, Corporate Cash

April 24, 2011 by

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By Lachlan Markay A recent report from American University communications professor Matthew Nisbet examined the apparent decline of the environmental movement in recent years. For all the questions raised by the report over what happened to the moment, it does answer a pair surrounding the debate as it pertains to bias in the media. First, […]

Book Review – Journey To The Hangman (Bony And The Mouse) – Arthur W Upfield

April 23, 2011 by

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JOURNEY TO THE HANGMAN (Also published under the title Bony And The Mouse) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1959 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1959 (under the title Bony And The Mouse) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books (In association with Heinemann)  – 1961 This Edition – Pan Books – Ninth Printing – […]

Earth Day Predictions of 1970

April 23, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba I do not know the author who compiled these quotes, but they are a good reason why they were wrong in 1970 when Earth Day was established and continue to be wrong today, Earth Day 2011. “For the next 24 hours, the media will assault us with tales of imminent disaster that always […]

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