16.09.19. Australia’s retention of the Ashes has ended anti-climactically, with a resounding 135-run loss to England at the Oval, to tie the series at 2-2. Having surrendered the Urn for the second straight series in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, England put on its best performance in the final Test at The Oval, bowling Australia out for 263 on day four, well short of the 399-run target. More
While they claim ‘equality’ the strong male factions believe quite the opposite. Complaints about Leftwing male politicos with loose hands and unwanted advances, including sexual assaults are legendary as a cursory internet search will educate.
Ardern’s hypocrisy in the ‘equality’ sphere is stunning, although predictable if she wants to remain as a show pony and champion of all that ails mankind—Mother Jacinda on the world stage! The popularity of a rock star is quickly dismantled when gossamer-thin character is exposed. Beneath glossy paintwork blemishes appear and the NZ PM will now have to answer hard questions—her honeymoon is over and the character will be tested.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s credentials at home and abroad as a new kind of leader all hang on her next move. It’s just shy of a year ago that Jacinda Ardern stood in the UN general assembly and spoke in support of the #MeToo movement. There was spontaneous applause from the floor for that small part of a much longer speech – it felt like a significant moment. More
The US blames Iran, who it seems that Trump wants to pick a fight with, Iran cries foul—not us! Iraq is involved with aiding the Houthi’s drone launch and the Houthi have claimed the deed—simple.
However, “There is no evidence the attacks came from Yemen,” Pompeo said on Twitter, referring to the Houthis’ claim of responsibility. He did not provide any evidence to support his claim. The Aramco oil fields produce five per cent of the global oil production. Watch the price hike even though the US said it would make up any loss to supply. More
You bloody beauty, the residents and visitors must be chanting at the prospect of council switching off the street lights to save money and, of course, the planet. How rich will be the pickings of creepy thugs as they bail up the elderly for their purses for what’s left after the government has had their fill? Not to mention the rise in jiggery-pokery of scantily clad nymphs as they stumble in and out of the shadows dogged by lustful perverts and more. This is Australia, the lucky country 2019. Well done lads—let’s all vote Green forever, Rah, Rah!
Byron Bay, postcode 2481. A place that boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. A world-renowned lighthouse sits at the nation’s most easterly point. The entire Byron Shire, in the picturesque NSW Northern Rivers region, just south of the Queensland border, has a population of about 32,000 but more than two million tourists a year. More
15.09.19. This article by Judith Sloan also ‘discovers’ a renewables via solar installation that few punters know about—unless you subscribe to industry publications. Furthermore, Ms Sloan puts greater sense into the other electricity conundrum also on this blog today under, “Electricity: negative pricing because of renewables?”
I was channel surfing the other night and briefly turned on the ABC nightly news (which, by the way, contains a lot of non-news). I caught a story about a newly installed large-scale solar development in western Victoria that has the capacity to power 46,000 homes. More
Saudi Arabia’s oil production has been severely disrupted by drone attacks on two major oil facilities run by state-owned company Aramco, reports say. Sources quoted by Reuters and WSJ said the strikes had reduced production by five million barrels a day – nearly half the kingdom’s output. The fires are now under control at both facilities, Saudi state media say. More
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is in “discussions” with other government agencies about the “appropriate way forward” for a potential criminal case against Clive Palmer. Mr Palmer, who earlier this year failed in his bid to win a Senate seat at the federal election, is under investigation by the ASIC over the collapse of his Queensland Nickel company, which went into liquidation in 2016. More