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Random Note — Renewables

It’s become something of a cheap, throwaway and clichéd description but those that adhere to the fiction and fantasy of renewables being the great panacea for their climate change neurosis have been overtaken by some form of Stockholm Syndrome. The lead weight of their green and renewable ideology out weighs and clouds their ability to think clearly and rationally and in the face of all the empirical evidence, undertake the most basic, on the spot, mental cost benefit analysis. The reason is because to do so would expose them to facts contrary to their beliefs and that just cant be allowed. For example Australia accounts for just 1.5 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. And according to the International Energy Agency and the Climate Council of Australia, the national RET resulted in just 0.0004 per cent less emissions a year on average from 2001 to 2014.” The tragic gullibility of the believers has resulted in succumbing to the same mass hysteria and groupthink that drove 900 followers of cult leader Jim Jones to sip the Kool Aid in the mass suicide at Jonestown, Guyana in 1978.

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Random Note — Population

Are we a zombie economy just blithely staggering along relying on perpetual population growth to fuel, drive and turbo charge the economy? Is that it? Is that all there is? The sum total that stands between economic success and failure? The one aspect of infrastructure that I have hardly heard mentioned at all is the water supply. Sydney for example is serviced by Warragamba Dam which was completed in 1960 when Sydney’s population was just over 2.1 million. Today Sydney’s population has more than doubled to 5.3 million but our water supply as remained as it was in 1960. At some point demand will exceed supply. That will be further exacerbated by a major drought. We’ve seen this movie before and the Kurnell desal plant is not going to be able to take up the slack for 5 million inhabitants living in the Sydney basin.

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On Tariffs, Hold the Hysteria — John Hinderaker, Powerline blog

President George W. Bush imposed tariffs of up to 30% on steel in 2002. They remained in effect for more than a year. And Ronald Reagan restricted imports of steel in 1984, and later imposed a 100% tariff on some Japanese electronic products. And it isn’t as though tariffs and import quotas have become extinct. Imported clothing is subject to tariffs averaging 10% to 15%. This is all about President Trump, of course. If Trump came out for a big increase in the minimum wage, the Washington Post would suddenly realize that it would increase unemployment among minority youths.

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High Horse Notes — Giles Auty, Spectator

Karl Marx had a particular hatred of Catholicism which he correctly perceived as the bulwark of Western civilisation most likely to thwart his plans. As Paul Kengor states appropriately in his recent book Takedown: from communists to progressives how the Left has sabotaged family and marriage: ‘Communism begins where atheism begins. They were all interconnected: communism, atheism, abolition of religion, abolition of marriage, abolition of the family – all peas in the same pod. It is my belief that anyone with even half a brain could not have voted for SSM if they had read Kengor’s excellent book before voting. Luckily for us, however, true intellectuals still exist in our world who can cut through the all-enveloping moral haze created by post-modernism, neo-Marxism and all its other basically communist derivatives.

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Random Note — The Tennant Creek toddler and the stolen generation

The circumstances surrounding the raped two year old toddler at Tennant Creek again highlights the diabolical and kryptonite issue created by the perpetrators of the stolen generation meme. So politically charged, politically correct, toxic and totemic has it become as an issue, the political class and the media have been badgered and brow beaten into silence. If Bill Shorten and Labor are pledging $75,000 for each survivor of the stolen generation then this little girl is entitled to $75,000 and much more for NOT being “stolen.”

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Hillary’s Uranium One Reaching Critical Mass — American Thinker

But why has there been no prosecution of Clinton? Why did the FBI and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration keep the evidence secret? Was it concealed to prevent a scandal that would poison Barack Obama’s presidency? Was Hillary Clinton being protected in her quest to succeed him? The answer may lie with the people who were in charge of the investigation and who knew of its explosive impact. Who are they?

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Peter Ridd Hits Back At James Cook University — Watts Up With That

When it comes to climate, peer review is not what its held out to be or what we imagine it to be. It was once a legitimate process that’s been weaponised and politicised to ensure conformity.
“..Reefs have similarities to Australian forests, which require periodic bushfires. It looks terrible after the bushfire, but the forests always regrow. The ecosystem has evolved with these cycles of death and regrowth…”

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