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Last updated on August 8th, 2017 at 10:36 am
Charles Krauthammer asks:
Is there anything more depressing than yet another promise of energy independence in yet another State of the Union address? By my count, 24 of the 34 State of the Union addresses since the oil embargo of 1973 have proposed solutions to our energy problem.
The result? In 1973 we imported 34.8 percent of our oil. Today we import 60.3 percent.
That is depressing. Yet more so is the Melbourne Age’s front page confession:
We’re ruining Earth
Well, only for those few earthlings who read the Age. In other Melbourne depression news:
With just $3.3 million in public funding, [Sydney Festival] boss Fergus Linehan smashed two successive records – last year his first festival made $4.1million, the first profit in 30 years, and this year earned $5 million with a program 30 per cent bigger.
Meanwhile, Melbourne’s International Arts Festival last year sucked up $5.5 million and raised just $1.6 million …
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