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The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.
CNBC TV host Larry Kudlow on the Japanese earthquake disaster

Building nuclear reactors in earthquake zones, you’ve got to question the wisdom of that.
Even pro-nuclear AWU leader Paul Howes seems to be having second thoughts after Fukushima

I remain convinced that in our future we will see nuclear power.
But not Ziggy Switkowski

There are 430 nuclear reactors in the world. The test for the nuclear industry globally is not three reactors in Japan.
Michael Angwin, Executive Director of the Australian Uranium Association, is also still hoping against all hope

The market is ready to rip, I’m of a view we should let it.
Independent MP Rob Oakeshott on why he wants carbon trading, not a carbon tax

We should also be not afraid of exploring some sacred cows of economic reform over the coming year… For example, the sale of Medibank Private.
Oakeshott agains, this time pushing privatisation—who said this guy was a progressive?
I’ll always remember thinking that day: Americans can do anything… I believe you can do anything still.
Julia Gillard showed she clearly hasn’t been following Iraq or Afghanistan in her speech to the US Congress.

This year you have marked the centenary of President Reagan’s birth. He remains a great symbol of American optimism.
She also went out of her way to single out for praise one of the most right-wing leaders in American history
I think it’s important for people to understand their Bible stories.
Julia Gillard’s precription for getting to know “our culture”


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