The perils of advice.

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Giving advice is a dangerous undertaking. I’m not sure that I can remember any situations where someone followed the advice that I gave them, whether they approached me or not. I can remember plenty of times when my advice wasn’t followed. I’m not right all of the time, nobody can claim that godly distinction, but my instincts are often accurate. Still, we’re here on this earth to learn lessons and most of the time we need to crack them on our own.

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New Book Released – “Run Guts Pull Cones”

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I’m very pleased to announce the release of my second book, Run Guts Pull Cones. It’s available now on Amazon in paperback and Kindle and should be available for order in bookshops within a couple of days.

This book has been a lot of fun to write and I have no doubt that you’ll all have a lot of fun reading it. If you don’t know what the title means then all will be revealed once you start reading. The book follows the crazy antics of a five month rafting season in the Italian Alps. It’s much more character driven than the first book as all the action takes place in the one location.

So grab a copy, tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your ex-wives, and don’t forget to leave the all important review on the site where you buy it.

A huge shout out to Joe for helping proofread the manuscript. Now I just need to start the next one. The adventure only ends when we do.

Entire Australian state loses its power grid.

There’s an old joke that goes like this:

What did socialists use before candles?

Electricity.

Yesterday a low pressure system, an early spring front if you will, passed over South Australia. Within a couple of hours the entire state fell off the grid as the power output went from 1500MW to an amazing 5MW. This happened just before the afternoon rush hour which caused complete chaos. Why is this big news? Because over the last few years South Australia has thrown itself into the myth of renewable energy.

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Conservatives are really good at surrendering.

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not good enough, Cory.

I just received Australian senator Cory Bernardi’s weekly email to his supporters, his ‘weekly does of common sense’ as he puts it. Bernardi is just about one of the only political voices in Australia today who stands as a bulwark against the forces of the progressive left. In other words, he fights. Something which those on the conservative side have forgotten how to do. But this week Bernardi has got it completely wrong.

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