|I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.|
Attributed to Voltare (François-Marie Arouet) 1694-1778 |
|In Memory of Bill Leak 1956 - 2017|
|Bill Leak was harassed and vilified for his political cartoons and defence of free speech|
|The U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously, an 8-0 vote, in Matal v. Tam (No. 15-1293 argued Jan. 18, 2017, and decided June 19, 2017) Justice Breyer noted in a concurring opinion, “public expression of ideas may not be prohibited merely because the ideas are themselves offensive to some of their hearers.”|
|Repeal 18(c) and restore our right to free speech!|
|Is Australia becoming the worlds nuclear waste dump by stealth?|
Marcus Tullius Cicero (107--44 BC)
Government can have no more than two legitimate purposes:
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.
Alexander Tytler (1747--1813)
Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.
Ronald Reagan (1911--2004)
It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues
are too low, and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run
is to cut the tax rates.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
Good government never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of
those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the
will of those who administer that machinery.
Frank Herbert, "Children of Dune"
Under Obama, US Federal debt has doubled — from US$10 trillion to US$20 trillion.
Obama is a great orator. But words are cheap. Actions really count:
‘That is why today, I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.
‘This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we have long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay — and that means taking responsibility right now, in this Administration, for getting our spending under control.’
— President Obama’s address to the Fiscal Responsibility Summit
23 February 2009
‘But understand — understand if we don’t take meaningful steps to rein in our debt, it could damage our markets, increase the cost of borrowing, and jeopardize our recovery — all of which would have an even worse effect on our job growth and family incomes.’
— President Obama’s State of the Union address
27 January 2010
Obama is leaving behind a debt and deficit legacy that ensures the next administration — led by either Clinton or Trump — is on a path towards US$30 trillion of federal debt in the next 4–5 years.
When Obama said ‘But I refuse to leave our children with a debt they cannot repay,’ I think he must have been referring to his own children.
Unless the US does the unthinkable and defaults on its debt, future generations will be indentured into paying for the failure of politicians to turn their words into actions.
AUSTRALIAN DEBT CLOCK
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|Toxic Radiation Level in Canberra|
|National Capital of Australia|
|20 uRad = 0.2 uSv|
|We know from the BEIR VII report put out by the National Academy of Sciences back in 2005, that there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation exposure, that any level of radiation exposure increases the risk of cancer, however negligible that risk may be with any particular person on any particular day and any particular spot. When it's averaged out over a large population, that unfortunately means there will be, over time, increasing cancer rates.|
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