Friday, August 7, 2020

Do we know how many abused children die… do we care?

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To drive a motor car you have to go through a training and capability process to gain a licence. To fly an airplane you have...

Just Another Alarmist Temperature Lie

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2015 is the make-or-break year for climate alarmism, with a crucial battle planned for Paris in November. So we can expect regular bursts of...

Cubbie Station Boxes Ticked

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Chinese investment in Cubbie Station is a win / win for China and for Australian jobs. Trade with China is essential to Australia’s wealth and financial health. There are safeguards in place to meet stringent national interest tests, and the Cubbie Station purchase ticked all the boxes. Barnaby Joyce’s objections are based on nationalism, but Australia is not an inward looking backwater. We’ll always need foreign investment. This $300 million injection from China and the jobs flow is a much needed boost to the area, the State of Queensland and the working families.

The Four Italian Girls

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The mother of the four Italian girls has vowed to continue to fight in the Italian courts. Fight for what?...(cont'd)

Parasitic Power Producers

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The green energy twins, wind and solar, are parasitic power producers. They cannot produce continuous predictable electricity without sucking backup from their hosts -...

ASADA RUNNING SCARED

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The revelation that ASADA has been issuing “Show Cause” notices to NRL players only confirms what I have suspected for a very long time...

Global climate is on a Natural See-saw, not a Man-made Tipping Point

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Most climate scientists accept that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has some warming effect on Earth’s climate, but un-disputed science shows that its direct...

Wilderness Worship – Back to Neander

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There are dreamers with computers in ivory towers who champion a “zero emissions world” where man’s activities release zero carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.Here...

Party Time for Climateers

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The climate warriors are holding yet another Global Warming Jamboree in Bonn. We can expect an orchestrated flood of frightening forecasts to support their...

Poorest Pay For Power Policy Failures

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Once again Julia Gillard has adopted spin over substance, this time over power bills.
When I say 'spin', I'm trying very hard to be charitable. I really mean BS.

Restrictive Work Practices killing Green Energy

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The problem with the green energy twins, wind and solar, is that they are unionised. The solar panels won’t work at night, or when it is...

Carbon Tax gets two Vetoes

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Australians have elected the second Prime Minister who made a prominent election promise that: “There will be no carbon tax under my government”. The electorate...

Enviro-Hypocrites

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Should dredging of a silted-up port disturb some natural sand and mud, the green suburban set will shout “stop ocean pollution” and this message...

Porky Pies Over Exports

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Time and again the halal certification advocates throw up the export argument. Those of us who want a choice, or even refuse to buy...

Farmer Fred on Judas Goats

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Every few weeks we take a ute-load of sheep to the abattoir. And every time we have trouble unloading them. Damaras are smart sheep. They...

The Magical Balanced Budget Theorem

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Franklin Roosevelt figured that a balanced budget was one of the keys to solving the Great Depression.Yet another treasurer bows to the gods of...

Heatwaves are Nothing New

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No doubt we will hear how the current heatwaves in Australia are “unprecedented” and evidence of dangerous man-made global warming. They are neither “global” nor...

Warmists Watch Wrong Weather Warnings

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Climateers keep trumpeting alarms that glaciers and ice sheets are melting, thus threatening land-based life with rising seas and supporting their dubious claims that...

Green Energy Policy?

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Modern industrial society commenced with the use of coal and oil to power factories, trains, ships and agriculture and to generate electricity. With abundant energy, prosperity increased, and people could save enough to support leisure, education, culture and environmental concerns.

Poverty and the Environment

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Desperately poor people focus on feeding their families and have no spare energy to support secondary concerns such as the environment. Destitute societies also see large...

SCHOOL BILLS – WHO PAYS?

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Julia Gillard makes a lot of grand statements she, or we, can't afford to fund. Again today she committed $6.5 billion spending to education reforms. She wants the States to pay 70% of the bill. The problem here is (a) the States know nothing about it (b) the States can't afford it because most States are still grappling with State Labor debts in the billions of dollars. Like Rudd, she doesn't consult yet makes bold announcements with no detail. She justified getting rid of Rudd for this very reason.

Abolish Renewable Energy Targets

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Australia’s Renewable Energy Target Scheme is an incredibly bad idea. Coercing and bribing people to waste community savings on unpredictable and unreliable solar and...

Poor Pete is being hounded to the grave

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There's an old saying somewhere that talks about kicking a dog when it's down. And today some people are likening good old Slippery Pete...

The Fat Lady has not yet sung

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For those of you who are going through a great deal of angst over the findings of Jeremy Stoljar SC in regard to Julia...

Where have all the leaders gone?

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French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are are both fools. Hollande for his statements: "The first victims of fanaticism and intolerance are Muslims,"...

Strange bedfellows in the war on carbon fuels

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What great cause could unite Prince Charles, President Obama, the Pope, the Arab Oil sheiks, the United Nations, the European Union, the Russians, the Chinese, Pacific Island Nations, most undeveloped countries, the glitterati of Hollywood, left-wing politicians, unrepentant reds, government media, the climate research industry, Big Oil, Big Gas and the Green Blob. It must be something posing a clear and urgent danger to all humanity?

Hyper-ventilating Hypocrites?

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Did those Save-the-Planet protesters get to the posh Paris party on bicycles? And are they taking care to live on lettuce while not releasing...

BURYING LIFE

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Of all the anti-carbon policies supposedly improving our climate, carbon capture and burial is probably the worst.

Beyond Green

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When Australia’s expensive experiment with groovy green electricity collapses, the surviving consumers and businesses will dig in the rubble, and they will rediscover the...

Will Better Batteries save Solar Energy?

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Tesla boss, Elon Musk (whose companies have received $4.9 billion in government subsidies for his electric cars) is now claiming that his batteries will allow...

Warmth is Good, Cold is the Killer

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For decades green extremists have been spreading doomsday forecasts of global warming. But where do we find the greatest abundance of life on land? Follow...

DEFENDING OUR RIGHT TO ACCESS ENERGY

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Every living thing needs access to energy, food, light and warmth. But the UN is plotting to limit our access to energy. A study of human history shows what a grave threat this poses to all of us.

Flexible Greenhouse Accounting

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The greenhouse regulators approve burning trees and plant trash in power stations because that recycles the life-supporting natural gases - water vapour and carbon...

Last In, First Out

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Abolishing the Climate Commission is a good start. However there are still seven climate agencies and 33 climate schemes in seven different departments yet...

Shivering in the Dark

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Yesterday, the temperature here at Rosevale in Queensland rose 25 deg in just 8 hours - from zero at 6 am to 25 deg at 2 pm. It rose at the rate of 3 deg per hour, and every degree of warmth felt better.

Junk all Junkets

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The climate catastrophists in the UN and Australia’s Climate Council claim that man-made global warming will hurt tourism.However tourists in planes, ships, buses, trains...

Weather Vs Climate

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The weather at any spot is usually defined by max/min temperatures, humidity, precipitation and wind strength/direction. Weather varies hourly, daily, season-to-season and place-to-place. These weather measurements at any place can be averaged over various time periods.

REPEAL THE R.E.T. NOW!

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The Australian government is holding an unnecessary enquiry into whether to abolish the Renewable Energy Target (RET), which mandates that 20% of Australian electricity must come from renewable sources by 2020.

Promoting Parasitic Power Producers

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Wind and solar are parasitic power producers, unable to survive in a modern electricity grid without the back-up of stand-alone electricity generators such as...

Coal not Candles for Earth Hour

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It was coal that produced clean electric power which cleared the smog produced by dirty combustion and open fires in big cities like London...

Climate-Cooling Policies threaten Food Supplies

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A warmer, wetter climate with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would undoubtedly produce more plant growth and more food. However climate-cooling policies that claim...

Selective Snow Blindness

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When Britain suffers a heat wave, it is trumpeted as evidence that human industry is causing dangerous global warming. Similarly, another drought in Somalia,...

Welcome the Warmth…Cold is the Killer

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In testimony to the US Senate in Feb 2014 Dr Patrick Moore, ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace, made two significant points on climate change: Firstly: “When...

Engineering the Emissions Target Depression

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The Climate Change Authority wants Australians to cut their production of carbon dioxide to 19% below 2000 levels by the year 2020.

Save the Snipe AND the Swamps

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The surest way to find an “endangered” species is to declare a major development site, and something “threatened” will soon turn up.  So it is...

IPCC is more about Politics than Science

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The science debate is over. They lost. Decades ago they proposed a theory that Earth’s temperature is controlled by the 0.04% trace of carbon dioxide...

Celebrate the Warmth

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We should spend Earth Hour giving thanks for warmth. Just thirteen thousand years ago, Earth was in the grip of a deathly ice age. Sea...

REPLACE THE CARBON TAX… with nothing!

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Killing Australia’s carbon tax is a good idea but it should happen now, not later. But replacing it with an ETS is a very...

Abolish Unreliable Energy Targets

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Killing the carbon tax is not enough to restore sanity to Australia’s energy policies - the Renewable Energy Targets must also be abolished. No matter...

Drop Direct Action.

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Here’s a pain-free way to improve Australian Government finances by $2.55 billion – drop the “Direct Action” carbon handouts. Those destined to receive Direct Action...