Monthly Archives: April 2011


I promised myself that I’d stay away from Global Warming, at least until some new wrinkle turned up that promised some sort of interesting discussion. But seeing as GE is away, surfing apparently (you’ll forgive my antipodean snickering as I … Continue reading

Posted in AGW, Australia | 13 Comments

Liberté, Égalité, Sororité

Today marks the official introduction of France’s new law banning the burqua and niqab in public places. Under it, gendarmes encountering a person wearing this garment are forbidden to forcibly remove it, but if she refuses their request to lift … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarianism, Religion, Rights | 16 Comments


The scene: a desolate, barren moonscape. Lightning bolts flash occasionally across a blackened sky. Boiling, bubbling lava pools dot the ground as far as the eye can see, sending plumes of reeking smoke into the gloom. The only sounds are … Continue reading

Posted in AGW, Australia, China, Daily Telegraph Blog Disaster, Libertarianism, Rights | 17 Comments