Previous comments Updated 19/07/20
It is all about cabs off the rank!
Once upon a time it was “The Halal” rort, but that was swept under the carpet by Turdball who was pushing global warming, or was it climate change.
Then there was the virus and lock down “For your own good – Don’t you understand?”
Meanwhile The colour of your skin became critical “You White Supremacist” when are you going to make reparations?
But after bowling over a few statues burning down cathedrals is the new order. Not sufficient to burn down Notre Dame eh?
Bwana, nothing to be seen here. Blind Freddie (or should that Francois?) – can see in a single glance (eh?) that the cause of the three fires was the simultaneous failure of three ageing 15th Century electrical junction boxes in that cathedral.
(Sadly, the vast majority of today’s ‘woke generation’ would find nothing remarkable about an assertion that there were electrical junction boxes in use in the 15th Century.)
In 1904, in France, the french government took over admin of all churches. Repairs had to go through the french government. I am sure the Catholic Church would have been outraged that moozies were allowed as workers in Notre Dame cathedral. And the french workers there stated that the moozies were allowed free roaming privileges through the church, while the other groups of traders were not allowed to do so. And one can conclude that the french government actively collaborated with the moozies to set the ND alight. 800 year old timber is more flammable than petrol. And amazing that even before the fire was out the french quislings stated arson was not the cause of the fire.
Jacinta Price has a better handle on things compared to Ginge & amp; Cringe. (Preach & Leech is probably more appropriate for those two grifters)
……and how does Yoko Markle tackle her own “unconscious bias”?
Oh, not I.
Autopsy result from the coroner on George Floyd.
Doesn’t appear to be much evidence for strangulation in that lot. Just as predicted, another hoax.
And the only certainty is that the luvvies of the left and the perpetually outraged will utterly ignore it or declare it to be falsified – because it doesn’t fit their narrative.
Any question of the LMSM (lefty-mainstream media – but I repeat myself) being completely unfit for purpose is the spectacle of Aljazeera reporter Kimberley Halkett calling the White House Press Secretary “a lying bitch” – and then (in true form) lying on twitter about what she said. Reported about 10 minutes or so ago on news.com.au.
Professor Ridd’s battles are clearly not yet over with JCU having the decision in favour of Professor Ridd overturned. This is a battle which cannot be lost, so PP trusts the good Professor is able to ensure this matter is heard by the High Court of Australia.
When I talk about “Justice” not only Cardinal Pell, but also Peter Ridd. He has been treated most unfairly by the Global Warming Stasi at JCU.
For the sake of science – truthful science (not PC Science) Prof Ridd needs to win this.
The GBR authority received $144 million of taxpayer money for a Turnbull derived lie concerning the Reef. And JCU are s–t scared that money could be in jeopardy if Peter Ridd wins.
Ackto – I thought that the figure was $441,000. ie. close to half a billion
The real culprit in the destruction of our economy, the closure of small businesses, the loss of jobs, etc is not Covid but the hysteria of our useless political and bureaucratic peons.
You will like this:-
I was at uni in the UK when the Seekers came to town. I think all of us young men fellin love with Judith Durham.
What a great singer – what a babe!
The speech below is attributed to Billy Graham’s son Franklin. I checked Snopes and Snopes says it is “misattributed”, (i.e., that it was not said by Billy Graham’s son in Ohio in 2015, [as Snopes attributes it], whereas this version has him making the speech in Jacksonville Florida). Whether Franklin Graham said it or someone else did, it is still (as someone before me has said ) ‘an interesting perspective’.
An interesting perspective on modern USA – shades of the Roman Empire of long-ago! The Pity is that the rampant profligacy of the capitalistic system has led to the fuelling of envy, etc.!
SON IS TELLING THE SAD TRUTH – NEVER SAID BETTER
Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the
flow that has passed will never pass again. Franklin Graham was
speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville , Florida , when he
said America will not come back. He wrote:
“The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012. The second term of
Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of
the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled
and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers,
union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood ,
uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically
unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended
Norman Rockwell’s America .You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs
(Republicans In Name Only) to right this ship and restore our beloved
country to its former status.
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard, the American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order.
The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has
been told. Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives,
their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that
this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and
Get armed, the zombie apocalypse is coming to a neighbourhood near you.
The Demonazis and their fans and enablers will ONLY be overcome by the use of force.
Eventually Crooked Hilary’s ‘deplorables’, and the ‘clingers’ (Comrade Osambo’s term for people who have guns and bibles) will prevail but the cost will be horrendous.
And sadly what happens in the US usually appears here a few months later.
O that Scomo could be even half the man Trump is!
Senator Jim Molan
My View on the Future Submarine Project
I have often been asked if twelve submarines was the right number to buy. The answer is simple: It depends on what you want to do with them, and that is about strategy.
The recently announced 2020 Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan assists in answering many of the questions about the Attack class submarines: do we need them; why so big; how many; why conventional not nuclear; why not buy cheaper from overseas; are they vulnerable; when will we get them; what about the Collins class; and why so expensive?
To summarise my stance, Australia needs submarines as well as surface ships and aircraft. We need something in the order of 12 large conventional submarines, built to our own specifications, because no off-the-shelf submarine meets the need. Nuclear is simply not an option as it is illegal in Australia at present. The Attack class submarines will be redesigned from a basic French model, as was done with the Collins class. I would rather they be available sooner than the mid 2030’s to 2050’s, however we place a premium on quality defence infrastructure and thus design and construction will take years. However we do have an effective force in the Collins class submarines that must be kept operationally effective.
“The French Submarine”, as its detractors call it, has now become political and some of the comments are shrill. However, as this is the people’s money and future security, we are all entitled to an opinion and I respect that. It is important that we see frequent engagement by political and military leaders to give the Australian people a more open explanation of what is happening with the project.
Following the change in Australia’s defence strategy, Australia now has a forward leaning defence policy designed to shape the environment before conflict breaks out, to deter direct attacks on Australia, and if deterrence fails, to respond forcefully. To implement this new defence strategy, the government has allocated $270b over the next 10 years. The submarines must be seen in this context.
Australia must have submarines big enough to cover the enormous distances in our region or to loiter stealthily for a long time. Don’t forget the distance from our east to west coast is the same as that from London to Istanbul, regardless of whether we might want to deploy submarines even further afield than that. The submarines must also be large enough to carry a range of weapons or even special forces.
Strategically, the role of submarines is to deter conflict by contributing to the operational and tactical defeat of an enemy force. Deterrence has the best chance of being achieved if a significant number of boats with a range of weapons can be deployed at any one time. A potential aggressor is never sure of their number or their location.
The US can offer little support to Australia in the way of leasing submarines as they have commenced the most expensive submarine building program since WW2 that is stretching their industrial capacity. We are on our own.
The number of submarines needed to achieve deterrence for Australia will be at least 9, but 12 would be very good. In the meantime, we have the six Collins class, intended to keep two operationally at sea and the remainder for training or undergoing maintenance. We are doing better than that at present. Given the time frame of the Attack class, the Collins class will continue to operate for a long time to come and will be updated.
Everything in war is vulnerable and there are a wide range of views on the vulnerability and future of submarines and surface ships. Advice is that research “does not suggest to me that the relative difficulty of detecting submarines underwater by comparison with units which have to operate in the atmosphere (ships and planes) is going to diminish. There is a big difference between getting an indication of a boat in an area and then localising it – and a further difference between localising and achieving tracking quality sufficient to achieve a firing solution”. This indicates that whilst submarines might be detected in a general area, destroying them is not as easy. I also support the need for land based anti-shipping missiles to complement other sea and air defences.
Overly simplified criticism of the Attack class is that we are simply taking the nuclear reactor out of the French boat and replacing it with a diesel. This is untrue as this boat is being designed now as a new vessel, and there are no grounds to say at this stage that it will not be an effective submarine.
I will not enter the argument of whether the costs have increased or we are getting value for money, as that is the responsibility of ministers and officials. I would just say that everything in defence is expensive and we have tried fighting wars with the cheapest option and it does not go well.
One day China will ‘wake up to the fact’ it cannot take us all on
Liberal Senator Jim Molan says Australia and America both have “grounds to be concerned” by the threat of China. In a joint statement, Australia and the US agreed to ramp up their deterrence strategies against China after condemning Beijing’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and new sweeping security legislation in Hong Kong. “The PM came out only two weeks ago and announced that he is so concerned with the deterioration or the uncertainty within the strategic environment that he’s put $270 billion over the next 10 years into the Australian Defence Force and areas that directly support it,” Mr Molan told Sky News. “(The announcement demonstrated) a really seismic change in the way that we consider ourselves and our ability to use force, that is we are willing and able to use force in our own interests against malign actors in our region.” Mr Molan said it was good to see Australia becoming increasingly self-reliant, not just the defence force, but also in manufacturing and cyber-warfare. Mr Molan added China’s general attitude of ‘picking a fight’ with its neighbours had turned many neighbouring countries into a de-facto alliance. “(China’s) picked a fight with India, it’s always had a fight with Taiwan and at the moment it’s conducting an amphibious exercise within the close proximity of Taiwan,” he said. “It’s turning so many of the neighbours, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, many of the south-east Asian nations, the alliance nations that we have, the Japanese, the Americans, the quad nations as they call them, US, Japan, America and India, they’re turning that into a de-facto alliance. “I think that is going to be the long-term answer to our problem. “One day, China will wake up to the fact that it can’t take us all on.” Image: AP
For 2020, Australia is ranked 19 of 138 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* rating of 0.3225 (0.0000 considered ‘perfect’).
*Each nation is assessed on individual and collective values processed through an in-house formula to generate a ‘PwrIndx’ score. Some values are estimated when official numbers are not available. View Notes.
Senator Molan has explained that acknowledging the superiority in design and capabilities of US designed nuclear submarines there is not even one now available for sale or lease, even if nuclear was approved here, and the USN submarine procurement programme has absorbed the production capacity for new nuclear submarines.
He disagrees with people who complain about the French submarine contract for supply to the RAN pointing out that like the proved to be after initial commissioning technological issues, and remain excellent submarine assets Collins Class, the twelve Short Fin Barracuda French submarines based on RAN requirements will be too.
In between times the six Collins Class conventional diesel-electric powered submarines will remain in service.
[note that the RAN has mentioned the future possibility of the later delivery submarines being nuclear powered]
China will not wake up that it cant take on the world. For thousands of years dictators come along and try to conquer the world. None have succeeded, but they have left massive destructions behind their attempts. China will start ww3 and it will start soon. But right now, between the monsoons, swarms of locusts, small earthquakes, failing dams, flooded farmlands and the pollution and lack of food due to the floods the chinks have big problems. May the rain keep falling for another 70 days.
Jim now is ‘inside the tent’, and that comes at a price if you want to stay inside the tent. Part of that price is to spruik the company line.
Still, we should be glad there’s one level head inside that tent.
Former Labor Cabinet Minister Graham Richardson commented on Sky about the French Submarine Contract a while ago, his point was that Cabinet rarely has even one member qualified to assess a proposal as complicated as new RAN assets. He said therefore that Ministers rely entirely on advice from the experts, government based and other consultants.
I believe that the Mansion-Pyne led decision is flawed financially and possibly in other ways relating to cost of construction in Adelaide rather than in France, as did Collins Class Submarine construction in Adelaide.
But Senator Molan is in a better position to know.
You may have read that as from this morning we in the far reaches of the regional shires of Victoria are not allowed to visit someone’s house. In addition as from Sunday we must wear masks permanently when out of the house. I have Emphysema which means that I am unable to breath in sufficient oxygen when wearing a mask for an extended period. That means that unless I can get a written exemption from my doctor I am unable to leave the house.
Now for the utter stupidity of that moron Dangerous Dan Andrews. He has locked down the regional shires bordering on Ballarat. My shire is the Golden Plains Shire with a council that is equally as useless as the Andrews gaggle. The shire covers 2,700 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 23,000. That means that there is an average of just 8.5 people per square kilometre with only 8 know cases since the start of the pandemic. However, they refuse to tell us just where in the shire the 8
cases are located, so they can be avoided, or if they are active or otherwise.
Now for the really stupid part. Andrews gave a report that whilst we can’t visit each others houses we can however still go to restaurants, cafe’s, pubs, gyms, shopping centres and sporting events because they are safer than visiting someone’s house (???). That is because, according to Andrews, peoples houses are where most of the cases come from. That, of course, dismisses the fact that most of the cases in Victoria are the result of his and his government’s bungling of the hotel quarantine in Melbourne (not in the regional centres), the complete disaster in nursing homes and the fact that a high number of restaurants and pubs have been closed down because of virus infection spread by their customers.
Then just a couple of minutes later he says that most of the cases originated in businesses such as regional meat works, building sites, etc. That is another load of horse droppings and a complete contradiction of fact and his claim, just minutes earlier, that homes were the culprit.
What a costly mess that ignorant, arrogant socialist/communist has created.
Hydroxychloroquine, marketed as plaquenil, has proven effective against COVID-19 in low doses, as a prophylaxis and therapeutic.
It is safe. Doctors in Australia are being negligent by not prescribing this for COVID-19. A class action should be brought against the AMA by every person by the relatives of every person who has died from COVID-19 on behalf of their loved ones.
studies on hydrocychloroqine
Doctors talking about the success of Hydroxycloroquine
Powerful discussion between Alan Dershowitz and Robert Kennedy
Brighteon is the site to see what YT and the fakestream press are censoring. YT is a pro commie organisation that is also controlled by big pharma. Fox News gets 70% of its revenue from big pharma.
August the first so:-
Happy birthday Jacinda Ardern.
Aw, come on Bots, quit horsing around!
That might be a bit too cryptic for some Bots. A few neighsaysers, perhaps. 🙂
Pair of mad bastards! Myself, I reckon that she has more teeth than a crosscut saw or like Banjo Patterson’s black Alice, teeth like a Moreton Bay Shark. Next they will be banning the Banjo’s works, that is if any of them can read.
Similar in form to banning Banjo’s works, I see bloody Woolworths is now cynically using Dorothy McKellar’s wonderful poem “My Country” for a f***ing ADVERTISEMENT!
“Wind CF 28.5%, Solar CF 17.5%
That is like buying a car advertised as 100 hp and finding you actually got
Windcar 28.5 hp or Solarcar 17.5 hp.
I’d guess the “lemon laws” would be invoked pretty quickly if it was a car!”
Comment from JoNova
COVID-19 economy in hibernation for very good reasons and purposes must be the ideal time to go 100 per cent wind and solar renewable energy?
All we need is lots of money and most of our land.
Example: Capital Hill Wind Farm in NSW has: Installed/Nameplate Capacity of 140 MW, theoretical maximum continuous output from 67 Wind Turbines, installed on land area of 15,000 acres or 6,000 hectares.
Just on 40 MW real capacity based on actual long term average of 28.5% (AEMO Capacity Factor Rating 30-35% published).
So 40 MW from when the wind blows intermittently, unreliably.
The soon to be closed Liddell Power Station NSW has 4 generator units each with Installed/Nameplate Capacity of 500 MW – CP of minimum 475 MW. But there are 4 generator units = 1,900 MW CP.
Now work out how many acres/hectares would be needed to replace Liddell.
* 40 MW of Wind Farm, to achieve 1,900 MW would require 48 x 40 MW Wind Farms.
* Each Wind Farm would be replaced every around 20 years, so original plus 2 for 50 years that Liddell has reliably generated electricity for to date.
The numbers do not add up, $500,000 taxpayer funded for profit subsidy for each wind turbine plus sale of energy income plus any tax deductions for expenses incurred in operating resulting in world’s highest electricity prices for consumers and economic vandalism as businesses fail.
So cover Australia with wind turbines and solar and we could have the most expensive electricity supply with no businesses including agriculture to use the electricity.
Socialism masquerading as environmentalism, greenism.
Yep. Nice one DT.
Anton has a lot of similar numbers, too.
(tongue in cheek)
If they ran cattle at one to the acre that would be 15000 head and their methane production, a constant, would provide enough methane to power a power station.
The Capital Hill wind farm is a toy compared to the monstrocity currently under construction at Rokewood in the Golden Plains Shire, just a little south of Ballarat.
That environmental catastrophe in the making covers 16,730 hectares (167.3 square kilometres) and gobble up 39 farms upon which it is intended to install 228 giant eyesore wind turbines.
Promotional material about proposed new wind farms, or recently commissioned wind farms, anything about wind farms never provide Capacity Factor.
For example from the Rokewood article …
“Dubbed the Golden Plains Wind Farm, it will have an energy generation capacity of between 800 and 1000 megawatts, slightly more than half the capacity of the shuttered Hazelwood coal-fired power plant.”
No doubt the 800-1,000 megawatts energy generation capacity is Nameplate/Installed Capacity – engineering design rating in perfect operating conditions but ignores wind availability variable supply, so Capacity Factor using AEMO 30-35 per cent published average the AEMO CP rating is 350 megawatts at best, on average.
But as private monitoring has shown the real average CF is 28.5 per cent or 285 megawatts (1,000 figure) or 228 megawatts (800 figure).
So not even close to even one generator unit of the Hazlewood brown coal Power Station generators CF.
Noting that Hazlewood was forced to close down by a combination of factors including;
* 2016 Turnbull Government emissions levy on coal and gas burnt in power stations, legislation passed by both sides, and expandable without the need for new legislation: eg; liquid fossil fuels.
* The Andrews VicGov increasing brown coal supply price significantly, ignoring that the Hazlewood operator had a Lease not due to expire for many years at that time.
* As for all Power Stations designed for continuous generator operation, efficiency reduced when forced to adjust generator units to cope with bursts of energy from Wind and Solar sources.
* Wind Turbines worth $500,000 a year each for owners operating or not, government/taxpayer subsidies, income from energy supplied on top.
No doubt that that golden plains wind farm will produce that output 24 hours every day. That must be the only spot in our universe that has 24/7/365 winds. I look forward to the massive bird kill around this wind farm. And the exposure to lots of birdbrains.
Massive explosion in Beirut. Stand by for demands that Australia immediately repatriate 25,000 or more ‘Australians’.
New World Order, COVID 19 opportunity, does this explain the behaviour of far-left State leaders?
They are at it again:
Dangerous Marxist leaders call for ‘The Great Reset’ to destroy capitalism
Analysis | Digital Editor Jack Houghton|05/08/2020|4min
A disturbing movement to reform capitalism is gaining traction by those using the coronavirus tragedy to call for “The Great Reset”. These are not the ramblings of a few disgruntled teenagers or a wacky sociology professor from inner-city Sydney. The body pushing The Great Reset happens to be the World Economic Forum and its charismatic German leader Klaus Schwab who is calling for a return to Marxist principles, claiming that capitalism has empirically failed. Professor Schwab has just released a book titled The Great Reset and has dedicated a large portion of the official WEF website to such articles as “Does capitalism need some Marxism to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution?”. It is truly a terrifying notion that a man as educated and powerful as Schwab would use his supposedly independent economic organisation to push for a return of the deadliest social experiments of the 20th century. And how does he justify putting an end to capitalism?
Aye to that, DT.
Film stars and other entertainers are mostly good at what they do but they should keep their mouths shut when it comes to politics their yapping clearly demonstrates what stupid people they really are.
We now have Russell Crowe telling all his twitter fans that Danial Andrews should keep going because he is doing a great job.
I heard The Gladiator on local radio a week ago and again today bragging about how he dealt with road rage, maybe he was in fighting outfit with sword in hand? I think he is height challenged so maybe the sword tip was in the driver’s face? LOL
And I was told by friends that he is in a new movie with road rage, he must go to the Dodgy Dan acting school.
Why would anyone take any notice from a bunch of people who spend their lives pretending to be someone else for that’s what actors do.
My sentiments exactly Bots.
UK road test of Tesla 3 EV, comment from reader …
“I have just done a 156 mile round trip in a long range Tesla3 in UK at 70 mph average with 4 passengers, no luggage, radio playing and no adverse weather conditions at 5 degrees celsius.
Started out telling me I had 290 miles of range. At end of trip I had 35 miles of range quoted. 250kw charger took 20 mins to put another 200 miles back in the tank.
Conclusion: If this is the best ranged and quickest charging EV on the market, then EV’s are still no good for long range travel.
Goodness only knows how their UK rivals perform especially if they only have 50kw chargers to rely upon in the UK.
Perhaps take a taxi to a bus station, then a bus to a place near your destination and then another taxi to your final destination will be the solution to long distance travel in the UK until they can come up with an EV that claims double the mileage and a comprehensive 250kw charger network.
EV’s are just not cut out for it at present unless you want to drive at 40 mph!
Otherwise they are great if you do less than 100 miles per day and charge off a regular mains socket at home ( rather than the unnecessary expense of a 7kw charger at home).
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