Archive for June, 2011

The reason for a carbon tax


It certainly ain’t to save the planet.

The likes of Andrew Bolt would do well to take off the blinkers and have a look into things like Agenda 21 and the rest of it.

PS And if it’s the media you’re worried about, hey, when I was getting my journo degree, I had Greens member Drew Hutton (Traverston Dam) as a lecturer, Amnesty International-cum-federal Labor member Ross Daniels as a lecturer (he always looked into an empty spot in the lecture hall to acknowledge someone laughing at his jokes or agreeing with his point), hard leftist Gary MacLennan (they’re shit’s the same as our shit, whilst skinhead lesbians in the back corner cheered on) as a lecturer. Google those names.

You ain’t gonna get much perspective out of most MSM these days, guys.

PS

Julia’s carbon tax will put 90% of Australian families on welfare, forever dependent on the whims of the government.

And what will the government-of-the-day do in the future? Increase the carbon tax (already at $2000 per family per year and an increase is guaranteed), and then what? Reduce the compensation?

They will. They will have to. After all, they want us to reduce the way we (not them) live.

UPDATE

BROWN OFF: The nation straps itself in for the Greens party’s “joy ride of the future”

Christian Lyons:

In his remarks, Brown confirmed that he will side with Labor to ensure even if Abbott is elected PM with a mandate to rescind the carbon tax and scrap any carbon emissions trading system prior to its commencement that the new PM would not be able to pass his agenda.

This is gonna be a rough ride, folks.

Road trip!


Let’s do it!

How about the cattle farmers stick it back to that Gillard?

Click for full size.

Yes. We’re talking loading 100-odd trucks – or more – with now unsaleable cattle and sending them down to the lawns of Parliament House. There’s lush green grass there for them to feed on and even a water fountain for them to drink from (not to mention the sprinklers could be utilised).

Bugger all else they can do with that season’s worth of cattle now, is there?

It would send a clear message.

Spot has even included a handy directions guide (where the map comes from).

Why are free nations even part of the UN anymore?


A few commenters over at Blair’s Lair put it quite succinctly. Background: UN participants, including Iran :roll: declare Western powers terrorists. North Korea :roll: gains presidency of Conference of Disarmament.

They’re rubbing it in our face.

The Human Rights Council which includes countries such as Libya, the conferences on racism that are in fact anti-Semetic hate fests, the Women’s Rights Commitee which includies Iran, the IPCC etc The list is far too long for me to be bothered googling.

Now this. How anyone from the West can pretend the UN has any moral authority whatsoever is beyond me.

Australia should lead the world and get the hell out.
jupes of west coast (Reply)
Thu 30 Jun 11 (05:11pm)

Indeed, the UN is a “vile, metastatic tumor on the throat of western civilization”.*

*JEM of SF Bay Area, CA, USA

Image source.

Deterrence


A man repeatedly rapes his 13 year old daughter – using a clipseal bag no less – and eventually gets caught.

The judge, Katie McGinness, says deterrence must be a key factor (I guess so, like, you know, any other child rapists out there might think twice).

Soooo… eight years? Ten? Life? Chemical castration?

Essentially about 280 days, or just over nine months, jail time.

Way to go, judge! Talk about deterrence!

Naturally, the perpetrator can’t be named, either.

North Korea breaking: a follow-up


Via JM Heinrichs, more evidence following on from yesterday’s post of what could be an imminent collapse of the corrupt, totalitarian North Korean regime.

In many parts of the country, the malnourished work force simply can’t, or won’t, work as hard. Government employees and security forces don’t get as much food as they used to, but they are still better fed than everyone else. This is a growing source of unrest, made worse by the growing corruption among officials. The differences are most stark when you compare the public mood of a decade ago to what it is today. Now, North Koreans talk back, and get away with it. Cops or secret police who try to beat or arrest people who openly criticize government action, can have a riot on their hands. The cops will often back off, and the people know it. What really accelerated this change in attitude was the disastrous currency reforms of late 2009. Many North Koreans lost their fear after that catastrophe, and there’s no going back.

Do read on. The Kim dynasty faction is weak, army morale is low, corruption is rife, they’re terrified of those Arab uprisings, more riot gear is being ordered, and it’s maybe a case of Russia snubbing Mr Ronery and/or he’s in bad health again.

Oh, bummer


The One may yet be the None come 2012, and Obama’s team is getting jittery.

It’s been a rough June for the White House. Instead of being able to run a campaign taking credit for economic improvement, President Obama will, according to the latest forecasts, be trying to win four more years amid a grim economy next year. The president’s reelection team, once hoping to run on a “Morning in America” theme now doesn’t have that luxury. No wonder, the president’s advisers over the past month have been making moves that suggest they’re awfully concerned about his prospects:

Indeed. Current polls have him at 42% against 46% for a Republican… any Republican.

H/T

UPDATE

Oh well. At least Obama still has the support of the US Communist Party.

One step closer to a nuclear Middle East


This doesn’t bode well for Bob Brown’s dreams of a one world government.

LONDON — Iran has carried out secret tests of ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload in breach of UN resolutions, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.

Hague’s comments came a day after Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said they had fired 14 missiles in an exercise, one of them a medium-range weapon capable of striking Israel or US targets in the Gulf.

In a statement to lawmakers, Hague said: “Iran has also been carrying out covert ballistic missile tests and rocket launches, including testing missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload in contravention of UN resolution 1929.”

He said Iran had also announced plans to triple its capacity to produce 20 percent enriched uranium, adding: “These are enrichment levels far greater than is needed for peaceful nuclear energy.

Yet another example of the UN not working on the side of Freedom, and why would it considering so many of its member states.

Meanwhile, the Saudi’s are saying that if Iran builds nukes, they will too. Sooo, it looks like the Saudis will have nukes some day. I wonder who’ll help them with the technology. This guy?

H/T

UPDATE

Rudd underlined Iran’s outstanding position in history and civilization, and called for continued consultations between the two countries.

Meanwhile, how about that season’s worth of cattle and a refugee policy?

Green deceivers


The latest Green commercial states that “storms are more extreme and more frequent”.

This is flat out wrong. In fact, the opposite is true.

Yes. Storm frequency and intensity has actually gone down the past 30 years. Here’s data collected by Dr. Ryan Maue Ph.D at Florida State University.

Frequency:

Intensity:

And as for Bob’s renewables? Here’s a link detailing why renewables won’t work to power our cities.

UPDATE

Bob Brown doesn’t have a clue. He’s openly called for a one world government.This dangerous idiot now has the balance of power in both Houses of Parliament. Can you imagine what would happen to Australia if we lost our sovereignty, if we lost our democratic vote? Can you imagine what all the tyrants in the world would do to us? The UN is corrupt enough as it is, however it would pale in caparison to Bob’s brainwave.

(It’s right at the start of the podcast.)

PS Speaking of the UN, North Korea is heading the Conference on Disarmament???

The sooner free sovereign nations stop paying their dues to the UN and pull out, the better. The US is mad to keep paying the UN’s bills.

UPDATE II

A good point made in the podcast:

How can Bob Brown be so against Australian profits going offshore (essentially, they don’t anyway) yet in the same breath wants Australian sovereignty to go offshore?

It’s a step…


Via Tim Blair, the F1 “baby formula” 1.6L 4 cylinder engines – set to have been introduced in 2013 – have been scrapped with a proposal for 1.6L V6s to be introduced in 2014.

Getting there…

Related. The F1 boss hates what the FIA  – the sport’s governing body – is trying to do.

Getting hip and down in Brown Town


Via everyone’s favourite dog, Spot!

A carbon tax DOES NOT represent economic freedom


Quite the opposite, what with it’s wealth redistribution, hamstringing of business, and cost of living rises for everyone coupled with flat incomes and job losses.

The following video concludes with a focus on the US, but its essential argument is so very relevant to Australia; $60 billion per year coal industry threatened, live cattle trade quashed, and… that carbon tax that will do nothing* to help the environment.

*If Australia meets its emissions targets, it will mean we save what China emits every 5 days.

H/T Say “Yes” to More Taxes

Begone foul treacherous wicked Red Witch, and take your little dog, too!

BTW, did Julia Gillard just halt and bring to its knees an entire industry (live cattle exports) essentially by decree??? Are we even living in a Democracy anymore?

Ripping the heart out of Australia


Listen here. A cattle farmer’s plight.

Listen here. More on that.

And a mix: ripping the heart out of our mining industry vs ripping the heart out of our farmers. Cue prize rat, Tony Windsor*. That said, Jones’ podcast has me torn, especially when considering this.

*He’s bought up whole tracts of farmland with exploration leases on it. Says he has no idea about that.

 

When socialists run out of money*


It’s not a pretty sight.

*That is, when they run out of other people’s money and thus can’t receive all their juicy benefits.

What we’ve been told vs reality


Andrew Bolt highlights two excellent examples.

1.  The lie: man-made global warming was/is killing the Great Barrier Reef.

Reality:

While the limited data for the GBR prior to the 1980’s suggests that coral cover was higher than in our survey, we found no evidence of consistent, system-wide decline in coral cover since 1995.

Link.

2: The lie: man-made global warming would result in massive food shortages.

Reality:

Global rice production is expected to touch 476 million tons in 2011, on the back of improved weather conditions, as the influence of La Niña is expected to neutralize by June, United Nation’s body FAO said.

The world rice production reached a new record in 2010, at 464 million tons (696 million tons paddy), up 1.8% from the previous season, FAO said.

Although very preliminary, world paddy production in 2011, is forecast to expand by 2.5% to 713 million tons (about 476 million tons, milled basis), reflecting expectations of improved weather conditions, as the influence of La Niña is expected to fade away by June,” it said. In Asia, output is expected to grow by 2.5% to 645 million tons (430 million tons, milled basis), with major increases expected in China and India and a recovery in Pakistan, it added. According to the third advance estimate of the Agriculture Ministry, rice production in India in the 2010-11, season is pegged at 94.11 million tons.

Link.

An industry suffering, farms being sold, jobs lost, many cattle will have to be shot and not processed


In fact, a whole seasons worth of cattle. The frollickingmole highlights the utter havoc the Gillard government is wreaking on our cattle industry.

Mole: “Is this the radio interview that will cost Julia government?”

Julia? FYYSFLT!

UPDATE

It looks like Indonesia wasn’t even told; they found out through the media. No welfare up there for all the people who’ll lose their jobs. A big chunk of protein ripped from millions’ food supply. A foreign minister off in Ghana (FFS!), an agricultural minister way out of his depth, a PM with a wrecking ball. Towns and communities here and abroad decimated. And Bob Brown wants to go a step further and destroy our $60 billion/year of exports coal industry (and all for a reduction in emissions that China can pump out in 5 days) . No wonder China has been forced to buy up our land over coal seam deposits.

This Red/Green government is insane.

*corrected*

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