The national organisation Our Watch, funded by the commonwealth, state and territory governments, released a report yesterday examining ways to prevent family violence affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children that appears to blame settlement for contemporary violence. Still, across most of the country, this is the case. Similarly, indigenous men are 23 times more likely to be hospitalised.
A little humor with the gore: Rowling actually wrote "Harry Potter and the Clapping Horde," but here it is. But he was roused from his reverie by an approaching noise that at first he thought was thunder, and then realized was applause.
A large group of people was heading in his direction, centered around a commanding figure that he had read about in the Daily Prophet: The Horde was composed of movie stars, guitar-toting rock musicians, white-coated scientists with greenbacks and grant applications hanging out of their pockets, and scribes bearing reporters' notebooks or laptop computers.
All the ones with burdens had slung them over their shoulders so their hands were free to applaud.
Their leader was wearing his trademark Land-Gobbling Boots, which the Horde also had adopted to keep up with his globe- trotting habits. I have come leagues to see you, for I hope to enlist you in my cause.
The baleful Lord Voldebush, a cousin of Lord Voldemort's, left me with this after a fearsome encounter over the right to rule the kingdom. Though I had marshaled my elite Band of Shysters, he cruelly and unfairly resorted to the Law Itself to defeat me!
Moby Gore shook his wizard's wand -- a golden statuette of a bald-headed man holding a sword, which the mage wielded with its base upright, as if it were a club -- and replied, "You must know I have a new cause, the defeat of the demon Global Warming, which threatens to destroy us all!
You are the ally whose powers can help overcome the bat-winged Deniers! Harry was quiet for a bit, and then said, "Let me pose a few questions first, for indeed I am quite familiar with your cause and its rationale. And some scientists think that Europe is warmer than North America at those latitudes because of long-standing ocean-influenced weather patterns that are independent of the Gulf Stream.
Other scientists disagree, but you've ignored the entire discussion about the sun and its effects on climate. So, what do you say about all that? How would you like some free Cuban-quality health care? Clearly, it was going to be a long day at Hogwarts. Harmon is an editorial page writer and editor.
So I wasn't shocked that the film was attacked on the same night it was broadcast on ABC television last week, although I was impressed at the vehemence of the attack.
I was more surprised, and delighted, by the response of the Australian public. We have been inundated with messages of support, and the ABC, I am told, has been flooded with complaints.
I have been trying to understand why. First, the ferocity of the attack, I think, revealed the intolerance and defensiveness of the global warming camp.
Why were Jones and co expending such energy and resources attacking one documentary? We are told the global warming theory is robust.
They say you'd have to be off your chump to disagree. We have been assured for years, in countless news broadcasts and column inches, that it's definitely true.
So why bother to stamp so aggressively on the one foolish documentary-maker - who clearly must be as mad as a snake - who steps out of line? I think viewers may also have wondered reasonably why the theory of global warming has not been subjected to this barrage of critical scrutiny by the media.
After all, it's the theory of global warming, not my foolish little film, that is turning public and corporate policy on its head. The apparent unwillingness of Jones and others at the ABC to give airtime to a counterargument, the tactics used to minimise the ostensible damage done by the film, the evident animosity towards those who questioned global warming: Why are the global warmers so zealous?
After a year of arguing with people about this, I am convinced that it's because global warming is first and foremost a political theory.Jul 06, · “The apparent endemicity of bad research behaviour is alarming. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world.
Or they retrofit hypotheses to fit their data. The Great Crash of Are governments or markets to blame? Deepak Lal is the James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of political economy at University College London, President of the Mont Pelerin Society and a Senior Fellow of Adam Smith Institute.
Car scrapping incentives is finished except France. But in France, they will reduce the budget on it. On January , France reduced it from 1, to euros.
The easiest way to see when (or if) the Ben Franklin under scrutiny is in a state of money-ness at any given time is to recall some of the basic money supply components. promote car purchases to adjust strong pro-cyclical demand behaviour, and consequently to save production and jobs.
However, scrapping schemes . As we do not have data concerning car scrapping or disappearing from the fleet; all observations are right censored. We show that mortality risk increases for all car categories with age and mileage.