to THE AUSTRALIAN It is good to see Maurice Newman’s invocation of forbidden author W. Cleon Skousen (‘Masks slip to reveal the ugly face of the future’, 21/6) and his 1960’s analysis of the danger of a future communist world presided over by the UNO. As to that ‘brutal authoritarian face’ behind ‘the seductive mask of socialism’, it must be remembered that Skousen published a sequel to ‘The Naked Communist’ in 1970, entitled ‘The Naked Capitalist’. This was a detailed analysis of insider Carroll Quigley’s 1300-page book ‘Tragedy and Hope’, which exposed what former communist Dr Bella Dodd called ‘a much bigger conspiracy’ behind the communist conspiracy. Quigley’s book suddenly became almost unobtainable for several years. His thesis makes good sense: there is obviously enormous financial power behind the spread of the ‘cultural Marxism’ that Newman deplores. NJ, Belgrave, Vic
Another day, another terrorist attack. Although I know that global warming is a myth, it is possible that so many candle-lit vigils will be held, that we may find the poles melting and glaciers, well, turning into slushies!! Of course, I jest: global warming, as Don Trumpeter well knows, is just hot air, as conspiracy to stop the West enjoying the fruits of the good life.
No sooner than I had completed my masterpiece article on the London bombing, sorry, truck and knife attacks, then we have a terrible terror in Melbourne, with an abduction and killing, with the police shooting the terrorist dead: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/world/australia/australia-terrorism-isis-hostage-killing.html?_r=0. All of this brought to you from the unfriendly people at ISIS Pty Ltd.
According to the US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs/, a national study has shown that, contrary to the ideological claims of feminism, made each day to brainwash students in our schools and universities, more men than women are victims of partner abuse, and over 40 percent of men are victims of severe physical violence. Men are frequently the victims of psychological aggression.
If one examines data about sexual abuse in US prisons, then more men than women are raped in the US: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449454/More-men-raped-US-women-including-prison-sexual-abuse.html. Looks like men deserve “liberation” too. Ask yourself, would a man who stabbed his partner have the usual prison term waived merely because it might damage his career? Not likely. But an Oxford female student stabbed her boyfriend and avoided jail for just this reason: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3605956/oxford-student-lavinia-woodward-spared-prison-sentence-after-stabbing-lover-attacked-him-twice-before-and-lied-about-having-cancer-to-cover-up-coke-habit/.
Sorry for mentioning naked ladies in the title, but trust me, it is relevant and not gratuitous sensationalism just to get Google hits. You see Stephen Hawking, who is ok in the IQ department, has said that humanity seriously needs to start looking for a new planet because within 100 years, this one will be pretty much finished, from everything from pollution to nuclear war and the population bomb: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/stephen-hawking-100-years-on-earth-prediction-starmus-festival.
Well, let us suppose that this is so, just for the sake of argument. What is to stop the new planet from being destroyed in record time too? If we can’t save this one, then what likelihood is there of saving the next? And, the one after that? At some point we will reach the limit of space exploration and have to face our own hubris. Why not do it now? In fact, with the slow development of space travel, and the problems of long-term life in space, it is most unlikely that our future will be in the stars: https://www.wired.com/2016/02/space-is-cold-vast-and-deadly-humans-will-explore-it-anyway/; https://www.businessinsider.com.au/living-in-space-causes-health-problems-2012-7?r=US&IR=T; https://www.wired.com/2012/07/medicine-psychology-space/?pid=4350&viewall=true. Meanwhile, in his down time Professor Hawking likes to frolic with the naked ladies at a Californian sex club, as far as that is possible for someone with motor neuron disease in a wheelchair: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stephen-hawking-brief-history-lapdancing-745182. My guess is that given he has previously said that we had 1,000 years to get off the planet, we should take the latest news with a bag of salt.
The Clexit Coalition today called on President Trump to keep his election promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty and stop US payments to all UN global warming programs.The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 175 representatives from 25 countries, aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty. See: http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf
The Secretary of Clexit, Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that all nations will suffer from the destructive energy policies being promoted in the UN’s war on cheap, reliable hydro-carbon fuels and the backbone industries that rely on them – mining and smelting, farming, fishing, forestry, processing and manufacturing.He was supported by Professor Will Happer, Professor of Physics at Princeton University who said today:
I guess when you have plenty of money you can relax and do crazy things. If you are a nation, longing to overcome the humiliations of the past, as China is seeking to do (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_of_humiliation), then you attempt things like trying to capture an asteroid and fire it into the moon’s orbit: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-considering-mission-capture-asteroid-fire-it-into-moons-orbit-1621217?mkfrom=adsup&read=1. The initial idea is to mine the asteroid for minerals, but just for the heck of it, it would be one-upmanship to put the asteroid in the moon’s orbit too. Trump that, Trump!
Now, given Murphy’s law: http://www.murphys-laws.com/, there are a multitude of problems with this. Imagine a screw-up that leads to the asteroid not orbiting the moon, but deciding in its infinite cosmic wisdom to pay mother earth a visit, ground zero for impact, Beijing. Very dishonourable asteroid. Very desolate planet.
A new report from the European Commission, JRC Science for Policy report, Space Weather & Critical Infrastructures: Findings and Outlook: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC104231/space_weather_cover%2Breport_final.pdf, has reported on the threat of space weather events on earth’s critical infrastructure. For our purposes, the report notes that space weather events, like EMP occurrences, can severely damage critical infrastructure, such as the power grid, aviation, navigation systems and communications. There can be cascading effects resulting in larger than expected impacts.
The report recommends that there be a multi-risk approach adopted to deal with this threat, with improvements in forecasting via better methodologies and the determination of the specific vulnerability that a system has to space weather events. While that is fine, it seems that the human race is moving with glacial slowness on this issue, and if another Carrington event occurs – and Earth had a near miss in 2012 (https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/23jul_superstorm, civilisation itself will be threatened. Up to 90 percent of people will die off rather quickly: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jul/25/extreme-solar-storm-sun-earth; http://www.naturalnews.com/047399_solar_flare_Dark_Ages_NASA.html.It is enough to make even me into a John Steele-style survivalist!
I don’t know how I got onto the site, but today I was in horror, reading a Leftist environmentalist blog. I would strongly recommend that readers with a morbid desire for self-punishment have a look at the latest entries at https://carolynbaker.net/. This is a very well presented site, with highly skilled web design. But, the articles an politics, are …well… just consider…
“Useless Eaters And Ethnic Purity; The Trump/Bannon War For Biological Nationhood,” by Chris Floyd, which pushes the idea that Trump is trying to follow a Nazi agenda and create an ethnically pure state. No matter that his daughter is married to a Jewish man, and is in fact a practising Jew herself. No, Trump wants to cut some social welfare programs (never mind that feminist icon Julia Gillard did more), and his man Stephen Bannon (spelt wrongly in one part of the article), likes French philosopher Charles Maurras, and he was a Nazi sympathiser.
Every day some green energy promoter or a battery salesman tells us how green energy with battery backup will supply Australia’s future electricity needs.A battery stores energy. Energy can be stored using lead-acid, nickel/cadmium, lithium, molten salt, pumped hydro, hydrogen, flywheels, compressed air or some other smart gizmo. But NOT ONE battery produces new energy – they simply store and discharge energy produced by other means. They all deliver less energy than they consume. Moreover, to manufacture, charge, use and dispose of batteries consumes energy and resources.
The idea of producing reliable grid power from intermittent green energy backed up by batteries looks possible in green doodle-diagrams, but would be absurdly inefficient and expensive.
The International Clexit Coalition today joined the growing chorus urging President Trump to keep his election promises and dump every climate treaty “agreed” in Kyoto, Paris and the UN/IPCC. The Secretary of Clexit (Climate Exit Coalition), Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that Clexit could call on over 190 well-qualified climate realists from 26 countries to provide scientific, business, legal and political support and advice.Clexit Summary and Foundation statements: http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit.pdf Permission is given to reproduce this cartoon providing the source (www.clexit.net <http://www.clexit.net> ) and creator (Steve Hunter) are credited.
Mr Forbes said it was obvious from the Brexit vote in Britain, the election of President Trump in USA, the rise of Marine la Pen in France and Geert Wilders in Holland and the election of Senator Malcolm Roberts in Australia that the general population no longer trusts the globalists controlling the UN, the EU, and the UN/IPCC.“The whole war on carbon is merely a grab for power using a world tax on energy to fund global government. Voters of the world are waking up and unless their politicians trim their sails to the new sceptical gale they will be swept from office.”
We don’t have an electricity supply crisis – we have an energy policy crisis. Vote-seeking politicians with little understanding of markets, engineering or energy have passed costly laws, shuffled a pack of complex regulations, imposed discriminatory taxes and subsidies, set unrealistic targets, interfered in markets, and imposed death-by-delay on real energy explorers and developers.
Australia once had the world’s cheapest and most reliable electricity (before politicians became green socialists and started interfering). Now we have expensive electricity and much of it is unreliable, unpredictable and intermittent. Let’s try free enterprise in the energy market before we all freeze in the dark.
Now I would not want anyone to think that I am a religious bigot, but as a cradle Catholic, and one now departed from the faith, I believe I have the freedom to make stronger criticisms of Catholicism than my Protestant colleagues do.
All that out of the way, let us turn to the latest adventures of the no-hope Pope. I came from a traditional Latin mass Catholic family. That meant no contraception, openness to pregnancy in all sex, and ultimately large numbers of Catholics, to dilute the rest of the population, and keep numbers up on the pews. Sorry, but that is what it is in sociobiological terms. It is a rather cleaver evolutionary strategy.
The League is always pleased to keep readers up-to-date with exciting scientific developments, well, at least those that I find interesting. Like “impossible” matter. One recent paper, one of two, shows how to create matter which simultaneous has the properties of both a fluid and a solid is J. Li (et al.), “A Striped Phase with Supersolid Properties in Spin-Orbit-Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates,” Nature, March 2, 2017. Unfortunately, you may not be able to create these weird quantum states in your kitchen, or out the back in the tool shed.
Cutting to the chase, Bose-Einstein condensates are a fifth state of matter, where atoms at super-cold temperatures begin to act like waves. Superfluids exist in ultra-cold states, near absolute zero, and have zero viscosity, flowing with no loss of kinetic energy. When stirred a superfluid continues to rotate indefinitely. Cool, eh?
If you are like me, then you operate on the methodological principle that the truth must be the opposite of what the Greenies believe. Hence, they believe in global warming; so global cooling could be occurring. They believe in peak oil; so the world must be continuously making oil, coming from the deep crust and the molten core: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenic_petroleum_origin. This must be so because the oil wells, no longer being drawn down, will recharge their pressure. There is also the varying view of the age of the earth: https://answersingenesis.org/creationism/young-earth/young-earth-creationist-view-summarized-and-defended/.
Likewise for radioactivity and the nuclear threat. One of the main myths of the Left is that a nuclear war is not survivable, the Dr Strangelove (1964), and On the Beach (1959) thesis. But, a very good refutation of this is made at http://www.goodnewnuke.com, which tells about nuclear destruction. The good news is that by use of civil defence methods, including bomb shelters, many people can survive nuclear war. A book dealing with this in more detail is Dr Bruce Clayton’s Life After Doomsday (1992), which has all the basics on surviving nukes: https://www.amazon.com/Life-After-Doomsday-Bruce-Clayton/dp/0873641752. Then there are all the wildlife at Chernobyl who have returned, happy at play the radioactive way: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/wildlife-returns-to-radioactive-wasteland-of-chernobyl/. Take that, Greenies!
There was a time when true environmentalists strove to protect wild things. Now the green shirts have become enemies of the environment by pushing green energy and demonising the building blocks of life - carbon and carbon dioxide.
Wind turbines and their cobweb of connecting roads and transmission lines have destroyed native trees and grasses, scarred and uglified wild hilltops, and littered continental shelves with naval and aerial obstacles. They create wind and rain shadows and decimate resident and migratory birds and bats.
We are told, incessantly, that man’s use of hydrocarbon fuels will cause climate catastrophe, with more droughts, heat waves, bush-fires, floods, blizzards, snow storms, typhoons, hurricanes, super-storms and “weird” weather. Why then would governments compound these claimed risks by pushing weather-dependent energy like wind, solar, hydro or tidal power?During heatwaves on sultry summer afternoons, wind power fails when our cold rooms, fridges and air-conditioners need it most. And overheating turbines start bushfires. On cold still winter nights, wind and solar will produce zero power when all the trains, heaters, TV sets and coffee machines are sucking energy at the end of a footy match. In a gale, turbines switch off to avoid damage; in still air they sit idle; in a snow storm they consume power to prevent icing up; and in a tsunami, offshore wind turbines and tidal generators are destroyed.Solar panels shut down every night; their output varies even when the sun shines; they are blotted out by snow, clouds or dust; and are smashed by hail stones.Even mighty hydro-power will fail if we suffer the never-ending Flannery Droughts. So if the alarmists are right, and if we are faced with wild weather FOR ANY REASON, we can’t trust weather-dependent energy.Stick to reliable hydro-carbons – coal, oil and gas, and for dire emergencies - diesel. They will produce electricity, weather-or-not.
It’s time to stop wasting taxpayer funds on climate propaganda posing as “research”. In Australia, the CSIRO, BOM, government universities and media, federal state and local governments are all wasting our money trying to prove that the trace amount of colourless CO2 gas produced by human activities is producing dangerous global warming.With a solidarity that makes North Korea look distinctly liberal, they have relentlessly claimed that “the science is settled”. This “fixed opinion”, supported by a deluge of government cash and media control means that open-minded research is impossible – all we get is one-eyed propaganda, doctored data and vilification of sceptics.
It seems that a malfunction occurred with a British nuclear missile, a Trident II DS missile fired from a nuclear submarine off the coast of Florida in June last year. The missile, which was unarmed at the time, veered in the wrong direction towards America. That obviously could have set off a global nuclear war. Downing Street covered the disaster up, until now, so that a House of Commons vote on the missile system would not be disrupted. Ah, corruption, it’s everywhere.Apart from that, it makes one wonder, if push comes to shove, would the nukes even work, especially if spare parts are needed from China?