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Don't be scared, be s**tscared

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23 Feb 2015

Don't be scared, be s**tscared

Prime Minister Abbott has warned us that the threat of terrorism is getting worse. Fortunately he’s just the man to do something about it. That’s a relief. Thank goodness his party didn’t get rid of him in the leadership challenge.


We look at the counter terrorism measures in this week’s Balls Radio and ask whether we’ve lost all sense of perspective.

00:00 What’s on this week
02:10 Protecting us from Deatheaters
04:10 Obama’s immigration challenge
11:10 Walmart rises above the minimum wage
15:45 Christine Milne, right that it’s a diversion
20:42 UK’s underage Syrian brides
24:24 This week’s UKIP racist story
26:41 John Prescott returns to politics
28:06 Islam and terrorism and false logic
30:48 The embarrassment of English cricket
33:48 Kiwis now drinking Weasel’s Piss
36:26 Secular education, NZ style
38:30 A romance story from Dunedin
41:40 Coping with an ageing Australia, with Tom Swann, Australia Institute
56:42 Death by firing squad in Utah
1:02:14 Bill O’Reilly has a Brian Williams moment
1:06:16 Did Australia really stop the boats?
1:09:31 Russia’s sabre rattling
1:13:17 A horse called Brian
1:17:04 What’s the big idea: wearable devices


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Balls Radio is like talk radio, but for thinking people. Now a short daily occurrence, Phil Dobbie offers his opinions on what's happening, in the UK and overseas: politics, social policy, economics, science, religion. Yes, it's another, slightly overweight middle-aged white man telling the world how it should be. But there's nothing alt-right about Balls Radio. And we try and have fun along the way.