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RIP Common Sense

20 Aug

h/t to reader and Twitterer @Kmorefive

An obituary printed in the London Times …

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;

I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on.

If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Time To Ponder

29 Jul

Dear reader, your humble blogger is taking a time out until August 3rd.

That’s the day after the USA is due to default on its debt.

Regular readers will know that I began this blog in early 2010, motivated by anger.

Anger at the dishonest, and economically-ignorant treatment that Senator Joyce was receiving as then newly-promoted Opposition Finance spokesman, due to his courageous and prophetic voicing of concern over US (and Australian) debt levels, and the risks that these debts (foreign and domestic) pose to Australia’s future.

With the “distant but real” risk that Senator Joyce predicted in late 2009 now only days away from being realised, I am taking time out for some much-needed R&R, way out in that wonderful place where our latte-sipping, concrete-jungle-dwelling, holier-than-thou, “green” totalitarian-wannabe paragons-of-hypocrisy never actually venture (the bush) … and there, to ponder the future for barnabyisright.com.

Rest assured that should the US default next Tuesday evening, I will definitely post again next Wednesday with a sad, but nevertheless a somewhat triumphal “Barnaby was right!”

Beyond that, however, I cannot say at present.

The fact is, whether or not the US does default next Tuesday evening is neither here nor there. Barnaby was right to warn of these risks that he foresaw, and was right to call for public debate on the wisdom of Australia having a “contingency plan”.

With the USA now on the very brink of default – and their only, very short-sighted hope being the chance that their politicians might agree to kick their $14.3 Trillion debt can down the road a little more – the evidence is undeniably clear.

Barnaby was right.

For any new visitors to this blog, or regular readers who have not gone back through the archives, I would ask you to please consider reading what I personally consider to be some of the crowning achievements of this site to date –

Labor Fakes GDP By 4.5%

Compassion For Malcolm – He Just Wants His Balls Back

I Was Right: Labor Hid The Increase

By Saul’s Own Words They Stand Condemned

No Super For You!!

Letter To Greg Hunt MP

The Pricing Carbon Choir – Why Should *Any* Sane Person Trust Economists After The GFC?

Try Asking 1.3 Billion Stomachs Armed With Nukes To Give Our Food Back

The People’s NWO: Every Man His Own Central Banker

Our Bankers’ Casino Royal – “Carbon Permits” Really Means “A Licence To Print”

Why Would Any Sane Person Believe Treasury’s Carbon Tax Modelling When Its Budget Forecasting Record Is This Bad?

Final Proof That RBA Governor Glenn Stevens Is Either A Liar, Or A Blithering Idiot

Our Government *Officially* Does Not Know Who Owns More Than 60% Of Australia’s Debt

Swan: We Created Every Single New Job In The Entire Nation Since We Came To Office … And 10,000 More, That Don’t Even Exist

Our Banking System Operates With Zero Reserves

Spread The Word – ‘Untouchable’ Turnbull Is A Goldman-Plated Turd

It Begins – Opposition Takes Up The Fight Against The Bankster Class

The “500 Biggest Polluters” Exposed – Everything The Government Is Not Telling You

There is lots more of course. But I consider the above to be perhaps the best, and certainly the most important of my efforts over the past 18 months.

There has been a handful of videos that I’ve made too. By far the most popular being this one, that I made in July last year especially for the Gillard vs Abbott Federal election, which has been watched over 24,000 times –

Please enjoy all these articles and videos. More importantly … please share.

Especially this, even though it is not my creation – The Most Important Video On The Internet.

And remember

Barnaby is right.

Take care.

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