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North Korea: worst case scenario

By Andrew L. Urban. A hand made greeting card from ‘little Donald’, 12 year old Barron, sat in the inside pocket of his father’s jacket as Air Force One touched down in Seoul, on the way to the Demilitarized Zone … Continue reading

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Parisites in our midst

By Andrew L. Urban Last month (April, 2018) it was two years since world leaders converged with self congratulatory ceremony and chilled champagne to sign the multi billion dollar Paris agreement on climate change. Next month (June) it will be … Continue reading

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Dishonestly attacking migration policies in Hungary as in US

By Andrew L. Urban. Mass migration – the world’s migraine – is a violent battleground for political point scoring. We reported on April 2, 2018 just one example of how dishonestly opponents of Donald Trump paint his policies on illegal … Continue reading

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South African tragedy reveals moral zeros

By Andrew L. Urban. The critics of plans to offer asylum to white South African farmers (eg the Greens) are morally bankrupt and stupid to boot. Morally bankrupt because they pretend that the selection criteria is the colour of their … Continue reading

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Tim Flannery’s mea culpa speech

Andrew L. Urban’s entry in the 2017 Thawley Prize * at Spectator Australia. It didn’t win. The following speech was recorded on a mobile phone by the head waiter at the Climate Council’s ‘sorry dinner’ in December 2017, held at … Continue reading

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Illusion of knowledge warming the planet

By Andrew L. Urban In this the 30th anniversary year of the IPCC, we should look back and remember the original sin with which it was born and how that has condemned us to dishonesty in science, ignorance-based policies and … Continue reading

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Illegal migration fuels a new American civil war

By Andrew L. Urban. It’s already started. A US Attorney General is threatening to arrest a US Sheriff over handling of criminals who are illegal migrants. Much of the anti Trump media and their echoes in Australia must believe people … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-un: even ‘respectable circles’ can only guess

By Andrew L. Urban With the gratuitous opening sentence, “Keep your eyes on North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.” The Australian’s veteran Foreign Editor Greg Sheridan signals his credential superiority, but soon drops his guard. “ … so far, in relation to … Continue reading

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Free speech criminalised in UK

Back in the UK after 16 months travel, David Sergeant is aghast at the drastic changes to freedom of speech, expression and association, all squeezed by laws. Yes, in the UK. (This is an extract from his report in Spectator … Continue reading

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Israeli victory essential for Middle East peace

The moment is right for fresh thinking in order to dispatch the old and stale Palestinian-Israeli conflict, writes Daniel Pipes.* With Arabs focused on other issues – the Iranian nuclear weapon build-up, civil wars in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Iraq, … Continue reading

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