Friday, August 30, 2013

Another Reason Why The NBN is a Colossal Waste of Money

From Next Big Future - 5G Wireless Networks operating at up to 50 gigabits per second will be in service by 2020, just on 6 years from now.

Right now more and more people use wireless devices, hard wired desktop PC's are on the way out.

But that genius RUDD and his crew of brains trust worked out the NBN on the back of an envelope and are spending billions on building something that is almost obsolete already. By the time it's built it will be a museum piece.

Yet 47% of the population will still give Labor their first vote.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Andy Griffith Theme

A song to relax the heart

Monday, August 19, 2013

Vale - Chris Lane

Two of my oldest and dearest friends have lost their only son in a senseless violent act. Chris was a fine young man his death leaves a gaping hole in the lives of all who knew him. I'm unable to express myself further.

GILLARD and RUDD Have left All Australians $13,000 a Year Worse Off

From Todays Herald Sun

"After the 2010 election, prime minister Julia Gillard expanded Kevin Rudd’s agenda. The people-smuggling industry, climate change complex, trade union movement and public service, which expanded by 13,000 full-time positions, enjoyed enhanced patronage at great expense to the wider population.

Indeed, to pay for these ideological flights of fancy, Australians have picked up an open-ended tab currently running at more than $13,000 per person. That’s from zero in six years. For a family of four, this is equivalent to an unwanted debt of more than $52,000 with little tangible to offset for it."

That $13k hasn't bought anything, hasn't built a project just $13k a year on ongoing wages and costs for nothing of benefit to Australia.

You can always count on Labor to piss your money away. Eventually you run out of other peoples money look at Detroit. 

The Warmlist

A list of all the things that global warming will cause to happen.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hilltop Hoods

Just so you don't think I hate all new music. The Hilltop Hoods got it right with this.

Flying Circus "La La"

Aussie bubblegum rock from 69, really good for what it is. I can't imagine how a song like this would be made now.

Bertrand Russell Knew That All Other Political Systems Are Worse Than Capitalism

Capitalism isn't perfect nothing is. However it and it alone leads to an improvement in everyones well being.
From Kids Prefer Cheese.

(Okay, not exactly ON Hayek, but it is rather Hayekian.  The timing doesn't work out very well, since this was published in 1912.  But who knew that B. Russell was a proto-Austrian?)

From Proposed Roads to Freedom (1918): "We come next to the consideration of the economic power of the State and the influence which it can exert through its bureaucracy. State Socialists argue as if there would be no danger to liberty in a State not based upon capitalism. This seems to me an entire delusion. Given an official caste, however selected, there are bound to be a set of men whose whole instincts will drive them toward tyranny. 

Together with the natural love of power, they will have a rooted conviction (visible now in the higher ranks of the Civil Service) that they alone know how to be able to judge what is good for the community. Like all men who administer a system, they will come to feel the system itself is sacrosanct. The only changes they will desire will be changes in the direction of further regulations as to how the people are to enjoy the good things kindly granted to them by their benevolent despots. 

Whoever thinks this picture overdrawn must have failed to study the influence and methods of Civil Servants at present. On every matter that arises, they know far more than the general public about all the definite facts involved; the one thing they do not know is "where the shoe pinches." 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Clever Women Don't Breed

From Dissecting Leftism

" *  With each increase of 15 IQ points, a woman’s urge to reproduce is diminished by 25%.

 *  The average IQ of women who want children is 5.6 points lower than those who don’t want them.

 *  Among all 45-year-old women in England, 20% are childless, but this figure rises to 43% among those with college degrees.

The paradox is that women who are measurably more intelligent based on IQ tests are dumber in terms of evolutionary survival instincts"

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Russell Morris

One of the greatest Australian musicians of the past 40 years. He has a great live show, catch if you can. I love this song, Graham Bonnet did a great version of it but Russell nails it and to think he's over 60.

Why a University Education Will Ruin The Way You Think

Most people can feel the disconnect between our 'Elites' and the rest of us. The Labor Party and the Greens are prize examples of those who believe in "Do as I say, don't do as I do". How did we get to this point? Where the elites in general hold views and opinions that are far apart from the average person?

Here's a precis of a great book that goes a long way to explaining how we got here.

"I want to begin by telling you what I think is the real aim of a university education…I believe that someone is well educated only if he realizes in great detail how little he knows. And I think that this is really very important. I think that a man who has the feeling that he knows a lot is somehow badly educated. Yes, one can know a lot, namely, about all the problems and theories that have arisen owing to the growth of our knowledge…And the main point, at least with regard to pure knowledge, is to recognize the many open problems that lurk in all the knowledge that we have achieved. Without that I would say that you are not really educated."

Karl Popper

Monday, August 05, 2013

Daughters - Little Rays of Sunshine

I'm fortunate enough to have three beautiful daughters as well as three handsome sons. This song always gets me sentimental about the girls whenever I hear it.