Fuel prices WILL rise under carbon trading scheme

Apparently Kevin Rudd won't rule out a rise in fuel prices under his new carbon trading scheme. What the ...? Does no one else realise that "carbon trading" is basically just forcing people who use fuel to pay another fee? Of course carbon trading will cause fuel prices to go up!

Categories: Politics, Environment
Date: 2008-06-26 23:03:53, 9 years and 122 days ago

The Joy of Political Correctness

A fat, black¹ women objects to being described as such. She fully admits that both of these adjectives are accurate, so what's the problem? Sure he could have written that she was "of considerable girth and belonging to a darker skinned ethnic group" but that takes a while to type/write and the document was only intended for internal use and not for media release or anything, and cops have to fill out a lot of paper work, so Constable Pendlebury decided² to save some time and just use simple, short words that mean exactly the same thing.

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Categories: Politics, Rants
Date: 2008-06-21 23:03:54, 9 years and 127 days ago

Crime and Punishment

Just thought a comparison of the punishments for a couple of crimes may give some insight into the governments priorities. Brutally burning your quadriplegic husband to death: five years and six months. Claiming false deductions on your tax: four years and three months. You can draw your own conclusions.

Categories: Jurisprudence
Date: 2008-06-20 23:03:53, 9 years and 128 days ago

Dagger With +5 Cold Damage

"I want one!!" Needless to say there probably illegal here in Australia, stupid government.

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Categories: Oddities
Date: 2008-06-19 23:03:53, 9 years and 129 days ago

Kiwi Shop Owners want guns

Good on them. And, John Albertson, mate, while it does assure that all robberies are going to involve guns, it also ensures that the innocent victims will be at least as well armed as their attackers, which makes it worse for law-abiding citizens how? You do realise that using a position of power to make work conditions more dangerous is at very best negligent? Or perhaps your worried about the violent criminals, I'm no lawyer but I'm pretty sure making a deliberate effort to make the commission of crime easier, would make you an accessory.

Categories: Politics, Self-Defense
Date: 2008-06-10 23:03:54, 9 years and 138 days ago

Liberal Scrooges

The American Spectator: Liberal Scrooges.

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Categories: Politics
Date: 2008-06-09 23:03:54, 9 years and 139 days ago