How to Break the Backbone of Australia By Viv Forbes

     Since the days of the gold rushes and the wool booms, Australia has always relied heavily on its great primary industries – mining, farming, forestry and fishing and their supporting transport, energy and processing industries. First was the export of hides and tallow, wool and timber. Then came the great discoveries of gold, coal, copper and silver-lead-zinc, followed by exports of wheat, butter, meat and cotton. Luckily the effects of droughts in the rural sector were often moderated by booms or new discoveries in minerals. Today government royalties and taxes on our massive exports of coal, gas, iron ore, nickel, copper, silver-lead-zinc, aluminium and uranium have become the main-stays of the tax-consuming and ever-growing state and federal bureaucracies. These back-bone industries, directly or indirectly, have always paid the wages of most of the workers of Australia.

     Every one of these primary industries must have three things – secure access to resource-rich land; reliable low-cost energy for production, extraction, processing and transport; and reliable water supply. These are the three things most threatened by today’s Chicken Littles. Every day, vested interests, toxic environmentalists and green alarmists (often foreign-funded or tax-exempted) are using every worry they can discover or invent to break the backbone of Australia – global warming, species extinction, pollution, UN dictates, and land rights for everyone except those currently making productive use of the land. They favour pest-ridden scrubs of woody weeds over productive grasslands and encourage farm invasions by vegan militants and media stirrers. They prevent construction of new water conservation dams and weirs, insist in letting more stored “environmental” water flow back to the sea, and then spend billions on desalination plants to get that water back from the sea. They close-the-gate to explorers, use death-by-delay to stop projects they disapprove of, throttle foresters and fishermen with ever increasing no-go zones, while sacred serpents or the “just three mines” policy smothers every uranium deposit discovered. They re-define natural gases as “pollution” to be taxed, and now are driving whole industries offshore by forcing reckless conversion to high-cost, unpredictable intermittent green energy. While politicians babble about dream-time electric cars, our huge transport fleet relies on imports of petrol and diesel refined overseas – Australia now has under 30 days of petrol and diesel supplies here. As jobs disappear or migrate, welfare booms, and national bankruptcy beckons.

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The Mathematical Abilities of Bees: Better than Most of My Students! By Brian Simpson

     What a pity it is that colony collapse disorder is set to eliminate the world’s bee populations, producing a massive human food crisis. Bees, after all, are smart fellows, better at mathematics than some students.
  https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/06/scientists-buzzing-as-they-prove-bees-can-do-simple-sums-8459072/
  https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/01/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-make-their-nectar-sweeter/
  https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2018/03/27/news/honeybee-colonies-mirror-the-human-brain-say-scientists-1288972/

“Bees aren’t the stripey idiots we all thought – as scientists have shown that they can add and subtract, doing simple sums with 75% accuracy. The un-beelievable breakthrough came after scientists taught bees to recognise colours as plus or minus symbols – and then watched, buzzing, as they did sums. The find could have wider implications on our understanding of animal bee-hive-iour (sorry), the scientists believe.

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Signs of the Biblical Endtimes? I Hope So! By Peter West

     World weary people like me are always searching for end times signs, some blessed end to the misery that we endure. I suspect that it will not becoming soon, since we have probably not suffered enough yet …but …maybe …
  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-01/forget-russiagate-americas-anxieties-are-about-go-biblical

“The sore beset people of this land may be good and goddam sick of politics, RussiaGate, and Trump-inspired social strife, but they may soon have something more down-to-earth to worry about: Biblical floods and plagues.
Media hysteria around the Mueller Report has nearly eclipsed news of historic flooding in the midwest that has already caused $3 billion in damage to farms, homes, livestock, and infrastructure. With spring rainfall already at 200 percent of normal levels, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a statement in late March saying, “This is shaping up to be a potentially unprecedented flood season, with more than 200 million people at risk for flooding in their communities.”

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Will the Lights Go Out in Australia, Forever? By John Steele

     “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime,” commented British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey on the eve of his country’s entry in World War I. Many feel that the same thing is happening now with the ending of free speech, and they are right. But, maybe there is something else, that the globalist system itself, could be destroyed by the ultimate, merciful act of God.
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-01-white-house-warns-emp-attack-could-cripple-electrical-infrastructure.html

“A new warning from the White House has underscored the fragility of our society. As the Trump administration cautions, an EMP attack could easily take down the United States in a single shot. As such, Trump has now issued a presidential EMP order, with the aim of protecting vital infrastructure from total destruction. EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, attacks have been a known threat to the United States for decades. In spite of this, little has been done to insulate the nation’s most vulnerable and necessary structures — like power grids — from being destroyed by such an event. As The Hill reports, the Congressional EMP Commission has been discussing EMPs as a major threat to the United Since since the Cold War. Now, President Trump has issued an executive order to get the ball of national preparedness rolling. Under this new directive, key recommendations of the Congressional EMP Commission will finally see the light of day. The White House reportedly plans on having a “comprehensive strategy on EMPs” ready within the next 12 months. While EMPs have been on the federal government’s radar for at least 20 years, it is only now that we see that risk being taken seriously. As The Hill contends, federal agencies have failed to adequately acknowledge and prepare for a potential EMP threat. Trump’s order directs the secretaries from the Energy and Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security to “develop a plan to mitigate the effects of EMPs on the vulnerable priority-critical infrastructures.” DHS and Energy are also being directed to work with other federal agencies and the private sector to make this plan.”

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How to Break the Backbone of Australia By Viv Forbes

     Since the days of the gold rush and the wool boom, Australia has always relied heavily on its great primary industries – mining, farming, forestry and fishing and their supporting transport, energy and processing industries. First was the export of hides and tallow, wool and timber. Then came the great discoveries of gold, coal, copper and silver-lead-zinc, followed by exports of wheat, butter, meat and cotton. Luckily the effects of droughts in the rural sector were often moderated by booms or new discoveries in minerals. Today government royalties and taxes on our massive exports of coal, gas, iron ore, nickel, copper, silver-lead-zinc, aluminium and uranium have become the main-stays of the tax-consuming and ever-growing state and federal bureaucracies. These back-bone industries, directly or indirectly, have always paid the wages of most of the workers of Australia.

     Every one of these primary industries must have three things –

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Now We are Not the Only One’s Saying that Global Warming is a One World Government UN Conspiracy to Control Everything in a New World Order Hyper-Communist Dystopia with No Commas By James Reed

     There is a good feeling when insignificant worm-like creatures, such as  myself, find that their pet near-educated prejudices are confirmed, or at least confirmed in their own conspiratorial minds by people of significance. It is a “ha, ha, told you so moment”:
  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/11591193/Australia-PM-advisor-says-climate-change-a-UN-led-ruse.html

“Australia PM adviser says climate change is 'UN-led ruse to establish new world order' Tony Abbott's business adviser says global warming a fallacy supported by United Nations to 'create a new authoritarian world order under its control' Climate change is a hoax developed as part of a secret plot by the United Nations to undermine democracies and takeover the world, a top adviser to Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has warned. Maurice Newman, the chief business adviser to the prime minister, said the science showing links between human activity and the warming climate was wrong but was being used as a “hook” by the UN to expand its global control. “This is not about facts or logic. It’s about a new world order under the control of the UN,” he wrote in The Australian.”

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When the Missiles Failed to Come By Frank Castle

     Talk about punishment! A false missile alert here in Hawaii, and I was getting all excited that the Big One had finally come, ringing in the new age of the apocalypse, and the rule of warlords in the ruins of modernity; a quick death is preferable to this death by a thousand cuts. But, no such luck:
  https://www.livescience.com/64828-false-nuclear-missile-alert-not-prepared.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190221-ls

“If you were told to take cover because of an incoming nuclear ballistic missile, would you seriously know what to do? (Or would you run around frantically or ball up in a fetal position?) Many people in Hawaii faced that very question on Jan. 13, 2018. That morning, at 8:07 a.m. local time, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent out an alert advising residents to seek shelter from an incoming ballistic missile. Unbeknownst to just about everyone at the time, however, the alert was a false alarm. Even the operator who sent out the alarm, issued over text messages and on TV and radio stations, thought it was real. But it was accidentally sent out during a shift change, and the incoming operator didn't realize that the alert was part of a preparedness drill. Though it was an error, the alert revealed that Americans aren't prepared for an attack and that public health officials need to improve their messaging, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the CDC came to their conclusion after reviewing relevant Twitter responses posted during the 38-minute period before the alert was retracted and the 38 minutes afterward. Those tweets revealed a lot of confusion and fear, the researchers said.”

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Questioning Darwinism By Brian Simpson

     According to mainstream science, about 97 percent of biologists, life evolved from the primal slime, moving from single cell organisms to humans. It did this without the intervention of intelligence, no space people, or gods/God. The mechanism was, and is, random mutations, that are then subjected to natural selection. But selection by definition means that there has to be something to first select, so everything goes back to random mutations. Geneticists admit that most random mutations are deleterious, and thus bad, but there are low probability mutations that are beneficial, and these are selected. What is supposed here is that there is some sort of pre-established harmony between environmental needs and these random mutations. Thus, moths in an industrial area, where there is pollution, would benefit from darker colours. Sure, natural selection would favour the darker moths of species X, but what if there were NO darker moths to start out with? How would a random mutation happily occur to produce just the needed colour change? Surely the chances of this are infinitesimal, since there is no mechanism linking the need of the species, with its genetic; it is all random after all.
  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-simpler-origin-for-life/
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-20-over-1000-scientists-sign-statement-expressing-skepticism-over-darwinism-evolution.html

     These sorts of concerns are just the tip of the sceptical iceberg:

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Is the Earth Flat, or Just Shaped like a Chocolate Donut? I Ponder By Uncle Len, Amateur Cosmologist

     Fighting depression, heart disease, diabetes, syndrome X, Y and Z, as well as many pathologies unknown to modern science, I am back with a bright, fresh and shining article about the flat Earth theory. Well, no not really, just about the freedom to expound on controversial things. One, it was not controversial to believe, and say that the Earth was flat. Now, although it is not yet illegal, Big Tech is clamping down on it, having put the big stomping boots onto race/gender/immigration issues, that maybe 50 years ago, would have ben uncontroversial. It is all about power and who runs the great cesspool of society.

     Anyway, Mike Adams is not going to censor flat Earth videos, and that makes my day;

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Surviving “the Worst Evaaaah” By Viv Forbes

1 March 2019,          The media loves disaster stories – floods, cyclones, heat waves, droughts and fires - each one “the worst Evaaaah” (evaah since the last one). Each report of catastrophe is usually followed by a religious chant about “man-made global warming”. Pretending we can change global climate by waging a war on carbon dioxide is foolish and dangerous nonsense. Sensible people accept that natural disasters have happened, and will happen again. We cannot stop that, but like the Boy Scouts, we can “Be Prepared” by ensuring our essential infrastructure is more weather-proof. When cyclones, floods, droughts and bushfires strike we need disaster-proof helipads, rail links, roads, bridges, water and electricity supply. Not one solar farm or wind turbine will survive a severe cyclone, and in wild, cloudy weather they will produce zero power. And giant batteries/pumped storage are just a short-term energy crutch, not a source of reliable energy. We cannot change the climate no matter what we spend. But we must adapt and prepare for the inevitable cyclones, floods, droughts and bushfires. There will always be one that challenges past records. Three things are needed:

To prevent catastrophic bushfires, we need to remove excess fuel with frequent small controlled fires.

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The Great Global Warming Scandal By James Reed

     Well, looky see, those objective climate scientist are doing all sorts of weird and less-than-wonderful things to the basic data, and bingo, global warming and climatic catastrophe. Just like magic:
  https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/the-greatest-scandal-in-the-history-of-science.php

“More warming adjustments from ACORN2. Once again we find that the oldest thermometers were apparently reading artificially high even though many were newish in 1910 and placed in approved Stevenson screens.)  This is also despite the additional urban warming effect of a population that grew 400% since then. What are the odds?! Fortunately, gifted , sorry scientists have uncovered the true readings from the old biased thermometers which they explain carefully in a 67 page impenetrable document. Chris Gillham has soldiered through the new “ACORN 2? adjustments that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has o-so-quietly released and Australians are just waking up to find that our coldest mornings back in 1910 were even colder than anyone realized at the time. Graham Lloyd is  reporting in The Australian how the second rewrite in six years increases the warming by 23% . (Where was the ABC announcement?)

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Climate Change and Cuddly, Furry Creatures By James Reed

     And here we all are arguing that climate change is a politically correct myth, when cuddly, furry creatures are being exterminated! The shame!
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/23/aussie-environmental-minister-climate-change-drives-first-mammal-to-extinction/

"The Australian Minister for the Environment issued a press release last week that made headlines around the globe, not because it said the government would put in place “stronger protections for endangered species,” but because a small rodent on the endangered species status list had been moved to the extinct category. The Bramble Cay Melomys that once lived on an island off the coast of Australia had this status listed: “Transfer from the Endangered Category to the Extinct Category.” “Climate change officially killed off its first mammalian species earlier this week, when Australia’s environment minister moved a small coast-dwelling rodent from the endangered to the extinct list,” Bloomberg reported. The conclusion comes because the tiny mouse-like rodent has not been seen since 2009.”

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Will God Destroy Californication by Volcano? By Charles Taylor

     As a born-again evangelical, assault-rifle loving Florida Christian, I believe in divine retribution, just like it was in the good old days, as described in the Good Book. You know, fire and brimstone, pillars of salt, that sort of stuff. That is why I pay attention to reports of volcanoes blowing their cork. Yes, everybody is worrying about Yellowstone bringing in the apocalypse, but California has more immediate geological concerns:
  http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/state-warnings-catastrophic-volcanic-eruptions-in-california-are-inevitable_02272019

“The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has warned that California’s next big catastrophe might not be a massive earthquake.  Instead, they say a massive volcanic eruption could plunge the state into a post-apocalyptic hellscape. In a report released on Monday, the USGS said that at least 10 volcanic eruptions have taken place in the past 1,000 years and that “future volcanic eruptions are inevitable.” The USGS has previously said that California in dire need of the monitoring of at least 8 active volcanoes. USGS claims that most people are well aware of the fact that California could experience a major and deadly earthquake, but the general public is less than concerned about a volcanic eruption. “The potential for damaging earthquakes, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and wildfires is widely recognized in California,” the report said according to Newsweek. “The same cannot be said for volcanic eruptions, despite the fact that they occur in the state about as frequently as the largest earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.”

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Big Business Pollutes By John C. Massam

     I support the Environmental Protection Authority for trying to make huge polluters, such as mining and oil-extracting companies, take steps to partly neutralise their greenhouse gas emissions into the world's atmosphere. The Chamber of Minerals and Energy and Woodside, a huge mining company, were quoted on Friday as saying that making these big polluters plant trees and take other steps, would risk tens of billions of dollars and many jobs. Ameliorating their own pollution seems fair to me.  But while Australia exports millions of tonnes of coal and huge amounts of gas, will anyone ask someone, somewhere, to neutralise the greenhouse gas pollution as these burn? Political leaders ought to take the complaints of the extractive industries with a grain of salt.  The Big End of Town does not care a bit about atmospheric pollution, or jobs either.  Would they be automating if they cared about Australians' jobs? It was sad to see a publication criticising the EPA, and saying that the Authority was a group of pen-pushers.

Priorities for Australia By Viv Forbes

10 March 2019, Poor policies are taking Australia into tough times. There are four priorities for the coming election.

Firstly: Decimate the Feral Green Snakes in the Grass.
The climate/emissions obsession started with unelected foreigners in the UN and the IPCC who drafted deep green agendas to be imposed via elected Federal, State and Local governments. Australia must immediately withdraw from the Lima/Paris/Kyoto agreements, reject the 2030 Agenda, and repeal all the green tape they spawned. This costly mess creates no measurable climate or environmental benefits.

Secondly: Build more Reliable Base-Load Power Stations.
Green extremists want to destroy the carbon energy that powers our industries, supports our life style, funds our welfare and provides our jobs. They want to take us back to primitive green energy that can never support modern civilised life. We have played with weather-dependent wind-solar toys for too long. They will never power an advanced economy, nor will they lift poor nations from poverty. And they provide no demonstrated benefits for the climate, the landscape or consumers. All taxes, subsidies and energy targets that prop up unreliable intermittent energy must be abolished.

Thirdly: Build More Dams and Weirs.
Much of our continent cycles between droughts and floods. Both problems have the same solution – catch and store flood waters. The oceans are never short of water, but our land often is.

Finally: Fight Fire with Fire.
Every dry season we lose homes, properties, livestock, parks and wildlife to massive bushfires. There is only one solution – copy yesterday’s aboriginals and graziers and use small, managed, early-season fires to remove flammable ground litter. This will require landowners and local fire-fighters (not urban greenies) to manage these fuel-reduction burns.

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Letter to The Editor - One wonders how many of the student protesters fully understand the perceived problem of climate change

     On a recent radio “Kids Quiz” a lad, probably in late primary school,  was asked “What is a quarter of 100”?  He had some difficulty and the radio host attempted to help by saying, “50 is half of a hundred, so what would 25 be”?  Still the lad was unable to answer even though he possessed other knowledge. Thinking of the student protest over climate change and the fact that water vapour makes up the vast amount of greenhouse gas and further, that carbon dioxide contributes a very minor 1 or 2 percent of greenhouse gas, one wonders how many of the student protesters fully understand the perceived problem. For those who understand the small proportion of carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas, I wonder whether they would still be concerned when they know every human and animal expels carbon dioxide with every breath which leaves a miniscule amount of carbon dioxide attributable to industrial emissions. I hope most students use their maths to gain a deeper understanding.
  Ken Grundy, Naracoorte, SA

Green New Genocide By James Reed

     Boy, do I hate environmentalists. Not the old school who loved nature and saved wildernesses, but these new socialist types, like flavour of the month US Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). Her Green New Deal to deal with the myth of climate change, will involve basically dismantling the entire economy and killing all Americans, which, I suppose does achieve some reduction in carbon creation! Anyway, even the co-founder of Greenpeace has mocked her:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/03/greenpeace-co-founder-aoc-pompous-little-twit-green-new-deal-would-cause-mass-death/

“Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace who left the organization he said has been “hijacked by eco-fascists,’ weighed in on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution calling her a “pompous little twit” on social media.

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That Ticking Time Bomb By Charles Taylor

     Below is an alarming article, although at this late stage of the game we probably should not be alarmed at anything, about the destruction of California. We report on the American and European situation as this gives an indication of what the elites have planned for us in Australia, as we are usually, but not always, a few years behind the wave. The comments are by Victor Davis Hansen, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, and author of The Case for Trump.  His blog is:
  http://victorhanson.com/wordpress/goodnight-california/

     This blog is very interesting, as it shows a fine intellect at work, and one not afraid of polemics, and battling it out in the rough and tumble world of political commentary. We will not “enjoy” the following material, but it is definitely an eye-opening read. California’s experiment in open immigration by illegals, and state socialism, has made the state into a Third World hellhole. 

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Green Socialism, A Global Death Cult By James Reed

     It seems that the normies, the good people out there who were once interested in nationalism, have been spooked by recent turns of events, and are now too scared to even switch on the internet, and look at once viewed sites, under the bed covers! This seems to be true for American sites, where we drag a lot of news from, because, frankly, reporting each day from just the local scene is impossible. However, the Left have no such dysfunction problems, and are charging ahead into new areas of peak degeneracy, except for France, which Richard is covering in another article. This all smacks of end times stuff, and the great Mike Adams has followed that line with a bit of hellfire and brimstone, very much old school:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-10-behold-a-pale-horse-how-the-green-environmental-movement-may-be-the-biblical-fourth-seal-end-times.html

“According to Biblical scholars, there are four “horsemen” that represent four of the Seals prophesied in the Book of Revelation, which describes the complete destruction of human civilization as God’s wrath is unleashed upon those who serve Satan. The fourth of these horsemen is known as “Death,” and it is usually described as a horseman riding a “pale horse.” But there’s a key translation problem that’s causing almost everyone to miss a bigger truth that needs to be pointed out. The passage from Revelation (6:7-8) is typically translated as this: (English Standard Version) And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth. However, I have learned this is a mis-translation. In the original Hebrew text, the color of the horse is not “pale” but rather chloros, the Greek word for “green,” sharing the same word root as “chlorophyll,” the molecule of photosynthesis for all green plants on our planet. Thus, the passage actually should read something more like, “And I looked, and behold, a green horse! And its rider’s name was Death.”

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Who are they Kidding? By Viv Forbes

     Practical meteorologists, with huge computers and real atmospheric data, cannot tell us what a cyclone will do over the next three days, or whether it will rain next weekend, or when the next El Nino will form? But academics, with failed computer models based on crazy climate theories and speculative projections, assure us that they can forecast global temperature, decades ahead, to an accuracy of 0.10C. Who are they kidding?