Monthly Archives: May 2012

2012 Budget highlight

Yes, I know. Last Thursday was the day for the pundits to comment on the National government’s 2012 Budget. But I can think of few things more soporific than stimulus packages or more boring than budgets, and last week’s Budget … Continue reading

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Pierced by Death

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Never Happy Again

What words can sooth such agony as suffered by the parents and families of ‘Two-year-old Lillie, Jackson and Willsher Weekes [who] were among the 13 children killed in the fire which broke out in the Villaggio Mall in Doha.’ ??? … Continue reading

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If ‘property rights’ is the answer, what’s the question?

If ‘property rights’ is the answer, what’s the question? The question is, how do we allocate scarce resources in a free society? Here are two common examples of scarce resources. (1) Tangible, “value added,” goods. (2) Land. The answer in … Continue reading

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Love never fails

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all … Continue reading

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Black Sabbath

This is my final post. Why? Because the world ends today. What better way to end it than the way it all began? With the very first heavy metal song. The track is Black Sabbath from the album Black Sabbath. … Continue reading

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Minimalist Christianity

Here’s a snippet of a conversation I had earlier today. C: You’re a christian, so of course you believe in a disembodied consciousness. Me: That’s a non sequitur. C: You’ve got me beat then. I’ve never heard of God having … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago; … Continue reading

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Boy takes swing at US patents

Boy takes swing at US patents A five-year-old kid from Minnesota has patented a way of swinging on a child’s swing. The US Patent Office issued patent 6,368,227 on 9 April to Steven Olson of St Paul, Minnesota for a … Continue reading

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Lawyer moves to patent wheel

Lawyer moves to patent wheel An Australian man has registered a patent for a “circular transportation facilitation device” – more commonly known as the wheel. Melbourne patent lawyer John Keogh said he registered the patent to show flaws in an … Continue reading

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