Katter calls for minor parties to come together and don’t forget the Culleton factor

Ref: https://cairnsnews.org/2017/03/13/one-nation-wa-election-fall-out/
KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter watched Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party’s performance in the Western Australia (WA) election closely. It is Mr Katter’s little party, the KAP – who stand to gain or lose the most from One Nation’s performance in the looming Qld election.

Mr Katter said, “Anyone in Qld who thinks One Nation is dead in the water is badly misreading the situation. The LNP is toxic in WA, but the difference in Qld is, so is the ALP (as well as the LNP).
“The disaster of One Nation giving all their preferences to Liberals, and voting with them all the time in Canberra… (This brought down Tony Windsor who was always voting with the ALP), One Nation is beginning to look like a LNP lamb in wolf’s ‘Third Force’ clothing, the Hanson Party must realise the reason people vote for them is because they’re not one of the majors.

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The Argument from Robots is Overrated by Chris Knight

One common rejoinder made to Donald Trump’s pledge to bring back jobs to America, is that all the old jobs have gone, replaced by automation. This sort of critique was recently made by Robin Pagnamenta, “Donald is a New Class of Luddite Doomed to Defeat by Automation,” The Australian, January 31, 2017, p. 9. Thus, welders cost about $ US 25 an hour to employ, but a robot welder would only cost $US 8. Presumably this would apply to any job one cares to name.

The fallacy in the argument is that while all other things being equal, the welding example is true, only a minority of manufacturing tasks are completely automated; one estimation is that 10 percent of manufacturing tasks can be done by robots at present: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2946704/Cheaper-robots-replace-factory-workers-study.html. This figure will grow, of course, in the future. Thinking machines can replace everyone, and maybe even the 1 percenters will be replaced as well in the future.

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Harvesting Bodies in France by Brian Simpson

This is one way the future could go! There is a great concern in the medical community about the shortages of human organs for transplant purposes. Some advocate a free market trade in organs (i.e. the freedom to sell a kidney), while others hope that advances in science, such as the recent creation of a pig with human cells, could lead to new organs being grown from human stem cells:
http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-alive-the-first-human-pig-hybrid-has-been-created-in-the-lab.

France, however, passed a law that took effect on January 1, 2017, that gives “presumed consent” to organ donation. Thus, everyone is presumed to be an organ donor, unless they object and enter their names on a National Rejection Register:
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-26-new-law-in-france-presumed-consent-means-everyone-automatically-becomes-an-organ-donor-you-have-to-opt-out.html

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TPP – The Madness of Unfree Trade By James Reed

Here’s a headline for you: “PM Taunts Trump With China Push” (The Australian, January 25, 2017, p. 1) And how is Mal Turnbull doing this “taunt”? Is he raising his fingers to his nose and saying “Nay, Nay!” No, he is inviting China to take the US’s place because he is so fanatical about “free trade.” Never mind that China is one of the most protectionist countries on Earth, that does what it likes.

Never mind that sitting next to this article is in bold: “Fears Grow of China Confrontation Over Disputed Islands,” which says that the danger of a military confrontation between the US and China has grown after Trump’s administration has pledge to defend islands in international waters from being swallowed up by the Chinese dragon.

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"The Delusion of Super-Production" - C. H. Douglas. English Review, December, 1918

It is hardly necessary to draw attention to the insistence with which we are told that in order to pay for the war we must produce more manufactured goods than ever before--a powerful section of the Press would have the whole military, political, social and industrial policy of the Allied Governments directed to the purpose, that, when by a complete victory we have acquired control of raw material and disposed of our most dangerous competitor, we may adjust our internal differences and settle down to an unfettered era of commercial activity, from which all other desirable things will, it is suggested, proceed naturally.

There are an almost infinite number of aspects to this proposition which is not dissimilar, so far as it goes, from that with which Germany went to war: it is possible to attack it from the point of view of the historian, the psychologist, or even the physiologist. It is even possible that certain quite indispensable suffrages have still to be obtained for it. But it is sufficiently interesting to take it as it stands on a frankly material, "practical" basis, and see what are its logical consequences.

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