Letter to The Editor - Carbon Burial Lunacy

     Over the eons, nature has extracted billions of tonnes of carbon compounds from the surface and buried them in extensive beds of limestone, dolomite, magnesite, dead corals, sea shells, animal skeletons, methane hydrate and hydro-carbons. This process has been so efficient that plants today are semi-starved of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Luckily, burning coal, oil, gas, peat and wood and making cement and fertiliser is restoring some of this valuable plant food to the surface and atmosphere where plants can again extract it and thrive. This is called the Carbon Cycle. Wasting heaps of money and scads of energy trying to separate, compress and rebury this benign valuable plant food in pressurized carbon sequestration cemeteries is green lunacy. If this compressed gas escapes in a rush, it will be deadly for nearby animal life. Naturally thermal coal producers love “carbon sequestration” – it will greatly increase the consumption of coal energy for separation, compression, pumping and burial.

  Viv Forbes


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13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

Letter to The Editor - More Green Regalia

It’s election time now in Australia,

But the promises point to great failure.

We need fair dinkum power and big whopping dams,

But they offer us more green regalia.

  Viv Forbes


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13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

Letter to The Editor - Not a word about the more important contrast between the major parties

To The Age        Ross Gittins provides an analysis of the differences between the Coalition and Labor that is slanted to attract more votes to Labor ("A real choice this election", 15/5). Just look at this sentence of his: "Labor wants to make the well-off (including the well-off retired) pay more tax, while using the proceeds to increase government spending on health, education, childcare and much else." And this phrase: "The biggest redistribution of income from high income earners to low and middle income earners we've seen in ages." And his conclusion: "Will your choice be aimed at benefiting yourself and your family, or the wider community and 'those less fortunate than ourselves'?" Not a word about the more important contrast between the major parties: Australia to remain under the Coalition a free nation (well, relatively, at least) or to become (thanks to an ALP-Greens alliance) a state-controlled socialist community on the way to communist tyranny.
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic


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Letter to The Editor - The other great deprivation that threatens to follow is a loss of the integrity of our constitution

To The Australian        Janet Albrechtsen once again efficiently defends our traditional liberty ("Greens plan an arrow to the heart of free speech", 15/5). She is right that freedom of the press is "a core value in a liberal democracy" and that the term "hate speech" is "a highly subjective, legal weapon to be aimed at those who say things you hate." The warnings of George Orwell and Alexander Solzhenitsyn against incipient tyranny masquerading as idealistic "social justice" remain grimly relevant for us as the possibility of an ALP-Greens government looms. The other great deprivation that threatens to follow is a loss of the integrity of our constitution, with attacks on our monarchy that limits the powers of politicians and political parties, together with unsoundly based and divisive ethnic favouritism behind the push for "indigenous constitutional recognition." Will Australia be foolish enough to cross this new   historical Rubicon on May 18?
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic


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13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

Letter to the Editor - The Election

     Make sure LNP controls the House of Representatives. Number all squares, put all Greens last and ALP second last. Beware of “Independents” – they may be turncoats like Windsor and Oakshott a while back. Make sure neither ALP/Greens nor LNP control the Senate. Pick sensible minor parties and give them your first vote. Keep numbering until you get to the LNP so your vote does not expire. Put Greens dead last on every ballot paper and ALP just above them. On the Senate keep numbering until you reach the LNP and give no votes to ALP/Greens. The main aim of Saltbush is to change the climate of public opinion. Politicians are driven by public opinion, which drives voting behaviour. So we need to change public opinion. It only needs a couple of percent of people to switch, and politicians will notice, and trim their sails to the new wind.

     We can only do that if we can communicate subversive ideas as widely as possible among opinion leaders, media and the public. In an attempt to change public opinions we have been releasing (every day) statements designed to dramatise and highlight the stupidity of the climate/energy policies or all major parties. Most of them are here:

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Letter to the Editor - Possum on the Barbie?

     Greens want to replace ancient grasslands and modern croplands with trees. They worship eucalypt weeds while chipping away at the growing space for priceless plants like Mitchell grass, saltbush, mulga, buffel grass, lucerne, wheat, barley, oats, and macadamia. So we swap grassland, pastures, orchards and paddocks feeding cattle, sheep, people and kangaroos for green-sponsored carbon forests, scrub and woody weeds harbouring wild dogs, wild pigs, wild cats, possums, wait-a-while, rubber vine and lantana. In this brave new world, shall we chuck another possum on the barbie?

  Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld

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Get Some of Your Own Back, New Class! Bury the Universities in Infinity Educated Migrants! By James Reed

     Donald Trump, who obeys his son-in-law Jared, the real president’s every command, has indicated that all the jobs he allegedly created by his economic white magic will be soaked up by migrants. Wow … even Obama was not that bad, and it sure makes all those MAGA folks look mighty stupid backing this fat goose, but I suppose Hillary Clinton would have been the next worst president to Satan Prince of Darkness, so what can a man do? Anyway, I am writing this diatribe because the university new class embryos, the students, are going to cop it now, and it sure is about time:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/08/white-house-immigration-plan-would-steer-new-migrants-into-u-s-college-jobs/

“The White House’s draft immigration plan includes valuable border security reforms, but it also shifts the migrant inflow from blue-collar jobs towards white-collar college jobs, so sharpening workplace competition for a wide range of American graduates. The bill would neither increase nor reduce total legal immigration, now at roughly 1.1 million per year. But it would reallocate green cards for family chain-migrants — such as immigrants’ parents, adult children, and siblings – towards “merit-based” slots for migrants with the job skills most sought by U.S. employers. “What we’re doing in this plan is we’re working on keeping the number the same,” a senior White House official said Tuesday. “We’re just changing the composition.” “We’ve been playing around with it to figure out how you build something that really works for America,” the official said, according to Politico. “The number one goal in that is to make sure that we’re not bringing in low-skilled labor.”

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Letter to the Editor - What replaces Diesel?

     Most farm tractors run on diesel. And every day hundreds of diesel trucks deliver food from farms and feedlots to processing plants and city cold rooms. In the brave new world of zero emissions, how do we power these trucks and tractors? They talk boldly of electric trucks. When an electric road train makes a round trip to collect cattle from a feedlot west of Dalby headed for Brisbane, where do they charge the batteries?

  Viv Forbes

 

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Mission: Destroy Iran! Take More Oil! By Peter Ewer

     I suppose that it is a bit like death, international politics and war, and all that. When young, with something to lose, death is feared. But with advancing age and decay, not so much. America is decaying, President Rump is finished, so I suppose Jared has whispered in his shell-like ear; go ahead, wipe out Iran, then Venezuela, the people will remember you, even if Hillary 2.0 has you put in a cage. Yes, master I must obey, Rump said, sliding another hot dog down his throat.
  https://www.rt.com/news/458627-b52-middle-east-iran/

“The Pentagon will reportedly station four B-52 heavy bombers in the Middle East in response to what the White House called a “credible” Iranian attack plan on Americans or US allies in the region. Two of the warplanes will leave the Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana for Qatar on Tuesday, where the other two will join them some time in the coming weeks, unnamed Pentagon sources told CBS. They will be stationed at the US Central Command’s headquarters at the al-Udeid Air Base near Doha. The move comes after the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group set sail for the Persian Gulf on Monday. White House National Security Advisor John Bolton announced both deployments over the weekend, claiming they are a response to “a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings” related to an Iranian attack.””

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5 G Could End it All! By Brian Simpson

     A world of the internet of things, where everything from your phone down to your house and fridge and toilet are controlled by computers, which are controlled by the trolls working for the masters of the Universe, is now pretty much old hat. Yawn, what tyranny have you got to whip us with today? Surely something new and horrific? Well, maybe 5 G could mercifully end it all, taking the bad guys down too, in a kind of passive Ragnarök of poetic justice on a cosmic scale.

     Anyway, Dr Martin Pall has posted a research paper putting down all of the technical health issues, and things do look bad:
  https://peaceinspace.blogs.com/files/5g-emf-hazards--dr-martin-l.-pall--eu-emf2018-6-11us3.pdf

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How to Go to Invade Iran and Venezuela in One Clean Swoop By Charles Taylor

     The US agenda, given to it by the Masters of the Universe, is to take out both Iran and Venezuela. Don’t worry about the invasion of the border down south as all is going according to plan, for America will be made part of Mexico in a few years.  Thus, this is how it is going to be played out:
  https://www.npr.org/2019/04/08/710987393/u-s-labels-irans-revolutionary-guard-as-a-foreign-terrorist-organization

“Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro is partnering with Iran to establish a beachhead for terrorist groups in the Western Hemisphere, Vice President Mike Pence warned Tuesday. “The Iranian regime has been working with Venezuela’s corrupt dictatorship to establish a safe haven for its terrorist proxies,” Pence said in an address before the Council of the Americas. Maduro loyalists deny that Hezbollah, the preeminent terrorist subsidiary of Iran, has a presence in Venezuela, even though the regime’s top diplomat traveled to Beirut to meet with a Hezbollah leader last month. U.S. officials have contradicted those denials for years, but Pence’s State Department speech intensified the allegations just days after the dictator withstood an opposition-led call for a military uprising to overthrow the regime.

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So Much for Life, Leftist Style By Chris Knight

     Here is an interesting one, that shows in a nutshell the Leftist attitude to life, which is full-on utilitarian, seeing everybody, including minorities of their own race, as expendable:
  https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-05-09-black-democrat-defends-abortion-and-murder.html

“During a recent legislative debate over a bill in Alabama that, if passed, would ban most abortions in the state, Representative John Rogers, a black Democrat, made some shocking statements in seeming support of murdering both unborn babies and grown adults, both of whom he described as oftentimes being “unwanted.” Arguing with his Republican counterparts, who want to make abortion illegal save for cases in which “abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” Rep. Rogers openly declared that “some kids are unwanted,” adding that you either “kill them now or you kill them later.” “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair,” he’s quoted as saying, much to the surprise of his colleagues, and presumably to many of his constituents as well. “So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” he added, matter-of-factly.”

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The Miracle of the Egg By Bruce Bennett

     Throwing eggs at Australian politicians has become something of a national sport. There are hopes that this activity could catch on, with other nations purchasing Australian eggs, to throw at their pollies. Why would they do this, for don’t most countries have eggs of their own to throw? Well, Australian eggs are special because they do not break when thrown.
  https://www.rt.com/news/458535-australian-pm-egged-migration/

“The moment an activist attempted to crack an egg on the head of Australian PM Scott Morrison has been captured on video. Both Morrison and the egg survived intact, though an elderly woman got knocked over in the ensuing scuffle. Morrison was ambushed by a young female protester as he campaigned at the Country Women’s Association State Conference in Albury, New South Wales, on Monday. After Morrison delivered his speech, he went into the crowd, blending in with the predominantly female attendees. As he was chatting the voters up, a woman approached from behind in what looked like an attempt to smash an egg on Morrison's head. It is unclear if it went according to plan, as the egg appeared to either have bounced off Morrison’s head or to have missed it by an inch. In any case, it apparently landed on the floor, fully intact. A photo posted by ABC News reporter Dan Conifer shows presumably the same egg without a hint of a scratch or a crack.”

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The Miracle of the Egg By Bruce Bennett

     Throwing eggs at Australian politicians has become something of a national sport. There are hopes that this activity could catch on, with other nations purchasing Australian eggs, to throw at their pollies. Why would they do this, for don’t most countries have eggs of their own to throw? Well, Australian eggs are special because they do not break when thrown.
  https://www.rt.com/news/458535-australian-pm-egged-migration/

“The moment an activist attempted to crack an egg on the head of Australian PM Scott Morrison has been captured on video. Both Morrison and the egg survived intact, though an elderly woman got knocked over in the ensuing scuffle. Morrison was ambushed by a young female protester as he campaigned at the Country Women’s Association State Conference in Albury, New South Wales, on Monday. After Morrison delivered his speech, he went into the crowd, blending in with the predominantly female attendees. As he was chatting the voters up, a woman approached from behind in what looked like an attempt to smash an egg on Morrison's head. It is unclear if it went according to plan, as the egg appeared to either have bounced off Morrison’s head or to have missed it by an inch. In any case, it apparently landed on the floor, fully intact. A photo posted by ABC News reporter Dan Conifer shows presumably the same egg without a hint of a scratch or a crack.”

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Is Diversity Strength? By Peter Ewer

     The American Thinker, which has articles in an annoying type of column rather than across the page like normal dissents, has a rather good article questioning the ruling ethos that diversity is strength:
  https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/is_diversity_strength.html

“Diversity is defined as something composed of different elements.  In sociological and political terms, it means the inclusion of people of different races, cultures, religions, and economic background into a group or organization.  The politically correct party line is that this inclusion, often forced by quotas and government mandates, makes the organization stronger.  But does it?  Is diversity strength? It depends.  It depends upon the degree in which it is done and whether or not brute force is used to make it happen. An analogy can be drawn from Eco 101.  If labor is used to make a product, when a unit of capital is added to the process, the output increases.  As you add successive units of capital, the output increases but at a lower rate.  Eventually, a point of maximum output is reached, after which the addition of more capital leads to lower output.  This is the area of diminishing returns or lower output.

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Letter to The Editor - Aboriginal people are being used by wealthy and powerful groups

To The Australian        The human rights case being pursued by a group of Torres Strait Islanders fills me with misgivings ("Mabo inspires climate change", 14/5). I don't want Australia to be ruled by the UNO on any matter at all, as the organisation has a long history of unacceptable activity. It's a socialist monster which some powerful interests would like to see gradually become a world government - that is, a world tyranny. My other concern is that, as with the extraordinarily protracted campaign to achieve "indigenous constitutional recognition", our Aboriginal people are being used by wealthy and powerful groups for purposes that do not really have the interests of this minority at heart at all. 
  Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic


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Letter to The Editor - The Mad Mad Maths of Australian Emissions Targets

Most politicians live in a green fantasy-land where facts and numbers don’t count.

They dream up fanciful figures for proposed cuts to industrial and agricultural emissions without any understanding of the remorseless growth of population.

The Australian government has set a target to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 27% from 2005 levels by 2030, just 11 years away. The ALP opposition plans to cut emissions by a staggering 45% by 2030.

Australia’s population is growing at 1.7% per year (higher than most other developed countries). At this growth rate, population will increase by about 50% from 2005 levels by 2030.

If we did NOTHING about cutting emissions, and the economy stood still, the continuing rise in population will ensure that emissions (and economic activity) per head of population will fall by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Who among us is volunteering to use 30% less food, petrol, gas and electricity than we used in 2005 solely because of population growth? Who is promising to abolish the baby bonus and cut our intake of migrants, refugees, tourists and foreign students by 30%?

And of those prepared to make these sacrifices, who is volunteering to meet even the modest government cuts proposed for 2030 which will require us to use 50% less food, petrol, gas and electricity per capita than we used in 2005? The Green/ALP cuts would take us back to the middle ages.

We have just three choices – reduce population growth; abolish emissions targets; or welcome creeping poverty.

There is a fourth choice – eject all climate fools from the political stables in Canberra.

Their proposed emissions targets will harm the natural environment by splattering the land with subsidised wind and solar monstrosities. They will also divert land from producing food to producing ethanol fuel for cars, and they will force poor people into poverty with soaring electricity prices.

But they will have no measurable effect on climate.

  Viv Forbes

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13 Carsten Court, Happy Valley, SA.

Letter to The Editor - Green Heaven

It was a night to celebrate
            the Green goals had been won.

The last coal mine was firmly shut
            and all adored the sun.

Their panels covered all the flats
            and turbines spiked the hills.

The young got stoned on ethanol
            and oldies got the bills.

The cows were freed from bails and yards
            and drilling was rejected.

The rich folk got electric cars
            the poor got disconnected.

But then the weather got quite cold
            the sun it hibernated.

The power failed, no coal was mined,
            most folk refrigerated.

  Viv Forbes, Washpool, Qld

 

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Environmental Doomism and Globalist Ideology By James Reed

     Hold onto your hats … here is the latest bit of environmentalist doomsday stuff from the unfriendly globalists at the ever-conspiratorial UN, the ultimate prefix of negation:
  https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/un-biodiversity-report-2019-human-future-nature-food-green-farming-waste-action-a8901776.html
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/06/un-humans-could-cause-extinction-of-1-million-species-globalism-will-fix/
  https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/scientist-to-save-humanity-we-must-save-the-insects_05072019

“The headline spread around the world Monday with the release of the United Nation’s three-year, 1,500-page report on biodiversity screamed that humans are killing the planet and its population of animals and plants, with as many as one million species facing extinction in mere “decades.” However, mankind can stop the destruction through “transformative change” that could translate into globalism replacing national sovereignty and nations’ self-determination. “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever,” Sir Robert Watson, chairman of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which produced the report. “We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.”

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Letter to The Editor - The British people would be fools to take this dishonourable behaviour lying down

To The Age        It is good news for the principle of genuine representative government that Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is doing so well in the UK ("Farage tops Tories in British poll", 13/5). First the Conservative Party and then a majority of MPs in the House of Commons have defied the popular wish for Britain to leave the dictatorial European Union, a wish shown clearly in the 2016 referendum verdict. The British people would be fools to take this dishonourable behaviour lying down. Let us hope that Farage is right that "millions of Britons will desert the two main parties" if PM Theresa May and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn "reach a consensus", because any such agreement would be a betrayal of the majority will and an affront to democracy. It would be a Brexit in name only.

  Nigel Jackson.

 

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