Harry Potter and Markle the Sparkle, Save the Planet in Their Great African Adventure By Peter West

     Keeping up with the Pope and other trendies are our interracial Royals, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are flying to Africa, with even Markle’s hairdresser, to save the world from climate change:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/09/22/prince-harry-meghan-markle-flying-to-africa-with-climate-message/

“Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, make a long haul flight to Africa on Monday to spread their climate advocacy to a new audience. Baby Archie will join them on the 10-day visit along with a team of 13 assistants including a “social media officer” and a hairdresser for Markle. The Sussexes’ first tour as a family comes after the duke and duchess flew to Rome to watch Meghan’s close friend, fashion designer Misha Nonoo walk down the aisle with oil tycoon Michael Hess on Friday. Highlights of the latest trip will see the duke and duchess visit a township in Cape Town to tour a workshop supporting children and young girls, and visit another near Johannesburg where they will learn about a project tackling rising unemployment. Malawai, Botswana, and Angola are also on the itinerary. The past two months have been busy for the Royal pair, with them spotted at one stage taking four private jet flights in just 11 days. Their  seemingly constant air travel has not been without controversy. Last month a barefoot Duke of Sussex stood before an elite audience of business leaders and celebrities gathered at Google’s annual deluxe retreat in Sicily to warn immediate action is needed to avoid an approaching climate catastrophe. The Evening Standard reported Prince Harry, 34, is understood to have insisted the future of the planet is a humanitarian issue, not a political one, and the world must act to avoid disaster.”

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Here Comes Another Mining Boom … and the Need to Take in a Billion Migrants Who Will Mine with Picks and Shovels! By James Reed

     I remember well when the mining boom was on some time back, and the government used this as an excuse to engage in basically open borders legal migration, as part of its program to dispossess the dispossessed majority, now minority. Well, that boom could be back:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7471843/More-20-000-mining-jobs-set-spring-Australia-five-years.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

“More than 20,000 mining jobs will be available over the next five years as $40billion worth of infrastructure projects in Australia's are given the go ahead. A new report released on Tuesday by the Australian Resources and Energy Group [AMMA] announced thousands of jobs as electricians, electricians and geologists. The 'boom' of mining jobs could see tens and thousands of Australians raking in big bucks, with some occupations paying six-figure salaries. 'Australia's mining industry is facing new workforce demand at levels not seen since the previous investment and construction boom,' AMMA Chief Executive, Steve Knott AM, said. A forecast of available jobs includes 8,660 mining plant operators and 2,847 heavy diesel fitters. An estimated 4,180 engineers, technicians, geologists and other related roles are needed as well as 4,110 supervisors, administration and management jobs. At least 970 other trades such as electricians, mechanics and maintenance jobs are also forecasted.”

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Canberra Does Know the Difference between Chinese Ownership and Investment By James Reed

“Sky News host Alan Jones says Canberra “doesn’t know the difference” between Chinese ownership and investment. The broadcaster said China owned 29 per cent of Australian foreign-owned farmland and “a lot of this happened while Morrison was treasurer”. “We love investment because our capital base is not big enough, but that's different from ownership," he said. "And when Chinese interests own our water, our coal, our dairy farms, our beef farms … we're entitled to ask where does this end and what's the agenda."

https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6086991300001

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What the Environmentalists Have in Store for us By James Reed

     We need to understand that it is not just the race/immigration issue operating here for our destruction by the elites, but everything, your total standard of living, because the bs pushed now is that the climate challenge is so great that only bacteria are going to survive:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/20/watch-jerry-nadler-climate-change-will-reduce-life-to-bacteria/

    Honestly, if things are that bad nothing at all could be done. Totally dismantling the entire global economy and going back to the caves would not be enough. Since the conclusion is absurd, so must be the starting point. But, that does not stop the environmentalists one jot:
  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/09/21/bokhari-elites-want-you-to-eat-bugs-live-in-sewer-pipes-and-submit-to-population-control/

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Andrew Bolt on the Climate Change Fanatical Cult By James Reed

     The difference between me and Andrew Bolt, is that Andrew is a real journalist, while I am just a rank amateur, even though I have been writing for what, a century? No, not that long; maybe five years, perhaps 10, I don’t remember. Anyway, here are some great articles on the madness around the climate strike, involving the institutions I have a fanatical hatred for myself, the universities:
  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/climate-strike-university-offers-students-full-marks-for-going/news-story/a224ee06e64ebf62a1619952558a1cb6

     Full marks on an assignment if one attended the climate strike? I mean to say, is that even legal? Then, the protest signs by students had spelling errors, indicating that the little darlings really cannot afford the time away from their studies:
  https://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/cant-spell-think-climate-strike-students-understand-the-science/news-story/df96a3d2433d78b068e6bd956f575f69

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Running on Empty By James Reed

     Bad news with some regions looking to run out of water, not because of climate change, but natural variability, and government mismanagement:
  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/15/parts-of-regional-nsw-set-to-run-out-of-water-by-november

“Parts of regional New South Wales could run out of water as early as November with data showing the worst-case scenario for the state if there’s no rain or government intervention. The projections from NSW’s river operator and bulk water supplier WaterNSW show without significant rain the first towns to lose water supply will be Dubbo, Cobar, Nyngan and Narromine with the Macquarie River forecast to run dry by November. The Macquarie River experiences an average inflow of 1,448GL annually but in the past two years has seen just 97GL enter the river system, the data shows. It has been described as a “critical” situation by the NSW water minister, Melinda Pavey, who told reporters in Canberra on Sunday the government is doing “everything humanly possible” to make sure the state gets through this devastating drought. The NSW government has committed $130m for extra bores and pipelines to reduce water lost in transmission, she said, citing a pipeline to extend Tamworth’s water supply by 18 months and $30m for bores in Dubbo. Australia’s longest river, the Murray, has been severely affected with 901GL of water entering the system in the past 12 months compared with its annual average of 5000GL. The data shows that Menindee Lakes – which is a source of flows for the Lower Darling and is a vital fish nursery – received just six gigalitres of water in the past year. Its annual inflow average is 1,387GL. The lakes sit within the town of Menindee which experienced mass fish deaths along the Darling River last summer.”

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Confess Your Sins Against the Gods of Climate Change! By James Reed

     Clown world is in full swing, and I write this piece as the climate strike by angry school kids, and even some so-called enlightened capitalists, who have let their workers out of their day cages to protest, is underway. As if some school kids and university students are going to change the growth economy. All it will do is create more hardship for the very people the Left were supposed to support, workers and unemployed, if anything is done at all. Wait … stop press … in the right of the screen a news item just popped up:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7484625/School-children-admit-dont-care-climate-change-just-want-day-off.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

“A group of school children who attended the climate change protest have admitted they just wanted the day off of school. More than 50,000 people flooded Sydney's streets as they made their way to the Domain to take part in the protest, calling for governments and businesses to commit to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030. As the sea of people made their way to the event at midday on Friday, some school students on scooters could be seen heading in the opposite direction - appearing disinterested in the event. In the heart of the city police were spotted wrestling with a man holding a plastic bag of rubbish as protesting onlookers watched on in horror. One elderly woman was left sprawled on the ground in pain as officers arrested the man and dragged him away from the crowd punching and screaming. A group of 14-year-old boys straggling at the back of the crowd near the Domain told Daily Mail Australia they weren't interested in the protest. They said they were just happy to be out of the class room. One of the boys said they were going to go to Subway for lunch as they were hungry. When asked why they came out for the event one replied: 'I just wanted the day off school'. 'A lot of our friends said they were coming so we thought we should come too.'”

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European Climate Declaration - There is no climate emergency, say 500 experts By Viv Forbes


AS THE LATEST U.N. climate summit begins in New York, a new, high-level global network of 500 prominent climate scientists and professionals has submitted a declaration that there is no “climate emergency”.

The group has sent a European Climate Declaration with a registered letter to António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Letter to POST newspaper

      As a former high school teacher and a mother I agree with Nevin Watson who made the point that our youth seem be led by emotion rather than facts. (Drowning islands - Emotion or sober facts? – POST August 24). Young people tend to see everything as either black or white and to believe whatever they are told, especially when the information is constantly being pushed by main-stream media.  It seems they are no longer taught to think and reason for themselves.  I also agree with Nevin that relentless misinformation needs a response.

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The UFOs are Here Boys! By Brian Simpson

     Boy, do I love UFO stuff, little green men and flying sauces, all stuff from movies I watched in black and white on TV Saturdays! And it seems that the US military are as into this tin foil hat stuff as much I am. But they don’t want to spread the fun around, selfishly keeping all of the good stuff for themselves, until someone lets the cat, or is that alien, out of the bag?
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/leaked-ufo-tapes-are-real-and-should-never-have-been-released

     Look, even the science new sites are getting their test tubes into this one:
  https://www.livescience.com/navy-ufo-videos-authentic-classified.html?utm_source=ls-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190918-ls

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Look! Up in the Sky! It’s not a Bird! It’s Not a Plane! It is Super Mozzie! By Brian Simpson

     Who knows what crazy stuff is going on in genetic engineering labs, least of all the mad Dr Frankenstein scientists who lurk in their damp and dark corridors?
  https://www.zerohedge.com/health/brazil-experiment-may-have-accidentally-created-genetically-modified-super-mosquitos
  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-49660-6

“In an attempt to control the mosquito-borne diseases yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika fevers, a strain of transgenically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes containing a dominant lethal gene has been developed by a commercial company, Oxitec Ltd. If lethality is complete, releasing this strain should only reduce population size and not affect the genetics of the target populations. Approximately 450 thousand males of this strain were released each week for 27 months in Jacobina, Bahia, Brazil. We genotyped the release strain and the target Jacobina population before releases began for >21,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Genetic sampling from the target population six, 12, and 27–30 months after releases commenced provides clear evidence that portions of the transgenic strain genome have been incorporated into the target population. Evidently, rare viable hybrid offspring between the release strain and the Jacobina population are sufficiently robust to be able to reproduce in nature. The release strain was developed using a strain originally from Cuba, then outcrossed to a Mexican population. Thus, Jacobina Ae. aegypti are now a mix of three populations. It is unclear how this may affect disease transmission or affect other efforts to control these dangerous vectors. These results highlight the importance of having in place a genetic monitoring program during such releases to detect un-anticipated outcomes.”

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Pakistan/India Nuclear Inches Closer By James Reed

     My duty is to keep the people up to date on apocalyptic nuclear war news. There has been another nuke threat made by Pakistan against India by former cricket legend prime minister Imran Khan:
  https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/imran-hints-n-war-as-a-consequence-of-pak-losing-conventional-war/articleshow/71141092.cms

     Apparently, this site does not permit cut and paste, so I looked deeper and found this, about India’s nuclear threat, with an obvious Pakistan bias:
  https://www.dawn.com/news/1500350

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The Oblivion Agenda By Brian Simpson

     Mike Adams has a new site devoted to the global conspiracy to kill us deplorables off, the “oblivion agenda”:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-09-16-new-site-oblivion-agenda-globalist-agenda-for-annihilation.html
  https://oblivionagenda.com/
  https://www.brighteon.com/ebe21afb-a26b-451e-b71f-e5534d6b9422

    Nothing beats a grand conspiracy linking it all together:

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Electricity in Australia – Switching from Success to Failure By Viv Forbes


Our grandfathers built a low-cost reliable decentralised electricity supply for all states of Australia based mainly on black and brown coal-fields – Blair Athol, Callide, Ipswich, Sydney/Newcastle, Yallourn, Leigh Creek and Collie.

Then our fathers built the mighty Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric scheme which provided water to irrigate the inland while generating electricity to help pay for it.

Then in the years up to 1980, huge new coal-fired power plants were constructed in each State. And we discovered oil and gas in Roma, Bass Strait, Barrow Island, Timor Sea, and in coal and shale in many places.

Coal and hydro gave Australia reliable low-cost electricity that was the envy of the world and supported primary, secondary and tertiary industries.

We irrigated crops, electrified cities, powered railways and mines, refined metals and petroleum and processed milk, wool, cotton, grains, meat and fruit. Factories made Victa mowers, Southern Cross windmills and diesel engines. Holden/Ford/Toyota and Mitsubishi all produced cars in Australia and we made 9 brands of tractors. The Ipswich railway workshops produced locomotives and rolling stock, and Lithgow produced small arms. We canned Golden Circle pineapples, Ardmona stone fruits, Rosella jams and made Bully Beef, tomato sauce and Vegemite.

Australia once valued decentralisation and it served us well in electricity supply. Electricity generation and distribution was left in the hands of state-based engineers and entrepreneurs, and competitive state governments strove to ensure their states had the most reliable low-cost electricity. In those days a state “Co-ordinator General” was charged with predicting demand for electricity and then ensuring that power stations were built in the right place at the right time. The distant Federal Government largely confined itself to defence, foreign affairs, immigration and quarantine (with increasing meddling into wage setting, welfare and devaluation of the currency).

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Keeping You in the Loop By Dr. Jennifer Marohasy

FUNDAMENTAL to the scientific method is the assumption that reality exists independently of our belief systems; that there is such a thing as evidence, and that it matters.

In an article in The Weekend Australian newspaper (page 18) written by Graham Lloyd entitled ‘No place in debate for contrarian hijackers’, Misha Ketchell who is the editor of the influential academic publication The Conversation is quoted claiming to care so much about the evidence that the opinions of ‘sceptics’ must be excluded.

But this begs the question: how do we define scepticism, and on what basis do we discount the opinion of a so-called sceptic?

If their opinions are at complete odds with the evidence: then wouldn’t it be more useful to show this? To use them, and their wrong claims, to explain the truth within the theory of human-caused global warming?

It is claimed that sceptics like myself have an undue and powerful political influence, repeatedly successfully thwarting attempts to implement necessary public policy change.

Indeed, if my arguments are so devoid of evidence, this should be easily proven. Except that the skills scores from my rainfall forecasts, when compared with reality, are far superior to anything forecast by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

There has always been a role in science for models and predictions — that can be objectively tested against reality/the evidence —- so the predictions of sceptics could be juxtaposed against predictions from the consensus.

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Mind Reading AI and the End of Humanity By Brian Simpson

     Here is an angle that we technophobes have not thought much about, being concerned with AI enslaving us. Mind reading AI may make social as we know it impossible, eroding the present foundation of civil society:
  https://www.rt.com/news/468228-mind-reading-computer-humanity-zizek/

“Technologies linking human consciousness to any sort of a cloud computing service could not just open the way for totalitarian mind control, but destroy the very essence of human relations, philosopher Slavoj Zizek says.
A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural philosopher told RT in the wake of the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Shanghai, which saw Alibaba’s chairman Jack Ma and Tesla CEO Elon Musk clashing over the future of AI. What I am studying now is the so-called phenomenon of wired brains, a possibility of our brains being connected with strong digital machines. And that is not a utopia. In the media lab at MIT, Massachusetts, they already have simple machines like that. It is like a helmet, nothing intrusive, they put it on your head. And then something horrible happens - I saw the video - you think certain thoughts, you do not say anything, and the machine reproduces them either in writing or with artificial voice. The primitive level machines can already read your thoughts. It is ok, if it involves your agreement but what if it is done (and it is easy to imagine that) without you knowing it? Now, there is a serious option to read our thoughts, not just our emotional attitudes like being angry or sad but even the line of our thoughts in our mind. The next step in this “utopia” will be a computer that can read my thoughts and your thoughts that can connect us so that we can share our thoughts. If you and I are connected through the same computer, I can literally participate in your thinking directly without any external communication like word typing. As you probably know, modern technology theorists Ray Kurzweil and Melanie Swan called it a new form of divinity.”

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Global Nuclear War: Just a “Physics Problem” By James Reed

     I really like this, that nuclear war is just a physics problem. Nothing like getting to fundamentals. Dying is after all, just a biological problem, too:
  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/nuclear-war-russia-winnable-said-trumps-incoming-national-security-advisor

“Incoming National Security Advisor, Charles Kupperman, made the claim Nuclear War With USSR Was Winnable. He made those statements in the 1980s. I do not know his views today, but let's review what he said then.
President Donald Trump’s acting national security adviser, former Reagan administration official Charles Kupperman, made an extraordinary and controversial claim in the early 1980s: nuclear conflict with the USSR was winnable and that “nuclear war is a destructive thing but still in large part a physics problem.” Kupperman, appointed to his new post on Tuesday after Trump fired his John Bolton from the job, argued it was possible to win a nuclear war “in the classical sense,” and that the notion of total destruction stemming from such a superpower conflict was inaccurate. He said that in a scenario in which 20 million people died in the U.S. as opposed to 150 million, the nation could then emerge as the stronger side and prevail in its objectives. His argument was that with enough planning and civil defense measures, such as “a certain layer of dirt and some reinforced construction materials,” the effects of a nuclear war could be limited and that U.S. would be able to fairly quickly rebuild itself after an all-out conflict with the then-Soviet Union.

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Mass Extinctions By Brian Simpson

     People who spend most of their time thinking about narrow economic issues may not take a cosmic view to the rest of reality. It is humbling to consider life, and death, on earth. If you go by evolution, over the long time periods, there were mass extinctions, where most life died off. Even by creationist accounts, there were also mass extinctions, perhaps equal to the materialist world view events, and the Real Big One, Judgment Day is a coming. Anyway, scientists believe that they have uncovered a new mass extinction event:
  https://phys.org/news/2019-09-unearth-extinction.html

“A team of scientists has concluded that earth experienced a previously underestimated severe mass-extinction event, which occurred about 260 million years ago, raising the total of major mass extinctions in the geologic record to six. "It is crucial that we know the number of severe mass extinctions and their timing in order to investigate their causes," explains Michael Rampino, a professor in New York University's Department of Biology and a co-author of the analysis, which appears in the journal Historical Biology. "Notably, all six major mass extinctions are correlated with devastating environmental upheavals—specifically, massive flood-basalt eruptions, each covering more than a million square kilometers with thick lava flows." Scientists had previously determined that there were five major mass-extinction events, wiping out large numbers of species and defining the ends of geological periods: the end of the Ordovician (443 million years ago), the Late Devonian (372 million years ago), the Permian (252 million years ago), the Triassic (201 million years ago), and the Cretaceous (66 million years ago). And, in fact, many researchers have raised concerns about the contemporary, ongoing loss of species diversity—a development that might be labeled a "seventh extinction" because such a modern mass extinction, scientists have predicted, could end up being as severe as these past events.

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Hey, That’s a Great Idea: Just Let AI Control All Nuclear Weapons! By James “Dr Strangelove” Reed

     Here is something from the “great ideas” department, to let AI control the world’s nuclear weapons. I mean to say, it is bad enough having humans control them, but who is to say what will happen when humans are taken out of the loop?
  https://thebulletin.org/2019/08/strangelove-redux-us-experts-propose-having-ai-control-nuclear-weapons/

“Hypersonic missiles, stealthy cruise missiles, and weaponized artificial intelligence have so reduced the amount of time that decision makers in the United States would theoretically have to respond to a nuclear attack that, two military experts say, it’s time for a new US nuclear command, control, and communications system. Their solution? Give artificial intelligence control over the launch button. In an article in War on the Rocks titled, ominously, “America Needs a ‘Dead Hand,’” US deterrence experts Adam Lowther and Curtis McGiffin propose a nuclear command, control, and communications setup with some eerie similarities to the Soviet system referenced in the title to their piece. The Dead Hand was a semiautomated system developed to launch the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal under certain conditions, including, particularly, the loss of national leaders who could do so on their own. Given the increasing time pressure Lowther and McGiffin say US nuclear decision makers are under, “[I]t may be necessary to develop a system based on artificial intelligence, with predetermined response decisions, that detects, decides, and directs strategic forces with such speed that the attack-time compression challenge does not place the United States in an impossible position.”

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Asteroid Doomsday? By Brian Simpson

     I have been keeping a watch out for killer asteroids, having bought a cheap telescope from the junk shop, hence supplying the first line of defence for Australia. I have not seen much in the night sky yet, just a few huge mossies that landed on the lenses. Then there are these articles documenting near misses, and some strikes, almost every day by small space rocks:
  https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1175533/Asteroid-news-impact-asteroid-hit-earth-nasa-warning-space-latest-updates
  https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1171930/Asteroid-news-chance-of-impact-asteroid-hit-earth-Lembit-Opik-asteroid-warning
  https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1176211/asteroid-news-nasa-space-agency-earth-science-news-latest
  https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/16nov_bolides
  https://www.txstate-epdc.net/just-frequently-meteors-hit-earth/
  https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dangerous-meteors-hit-earth-way-more-often-than-thought-1.2417013

“Event similar to Chelyabinsk meteor strike happen once every 30 years, not 150
Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they thought. Meteors about the size of the one that streaked through the sky at 67,000 kilometres per hour and burst over Chelyabinsk in February — and ones even larger and more dangerous — are probably four to five times more likely to hit the planet than scientists believed before the fireball, according to three studies published Wednesday in the journals Nature and Science. Until Chelyabinsk, NASA had looked only for space rocks about 30 metres wide and bigger, figuring there was little danger below that.

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