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    Hanrahan

    What is “perfect” weather and would we tire of it?

    Here we have had near perfect weather for a few weeks now: Mainly sunny days in mid 20s and coolish nights with morning temps around 15 deg. How could I tire of that?

    Well those mornings are a bit low for me on a constant basis but to explain would sound petty. I raise the matter to ask if anyone knows what perfect weather is and if we would then simply become intolerant of the “not quite perfect”. Could the worriers ever be satisfied?

    BTW As commented on recently, we have just gone through another cyclone season on the east coast without a blow. This is the new normal. That bit I WON’T tire of. 😀

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      I like a variety of weather so am happy in a temperate seasonal climate. Of course I could do without destructive storms or long droughts (I know it is climate but long periods without a rainy day can be tiring).

      I am not too keen on too much water either; I’ve lost a couple of established trees to waterlogging, meaning that some sort of water saturation has occurred that never happened in the last 20 years.

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        Hanrahan

        Plant appropriate trees. Simple.

        I’m on a stony hillside and the tree that flourishes is a white trunked gum. One in my back yard is magnificent but the only other thing doing well is the china apple. :yuk:

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          The trees came with the property and no hydrological data available for a standard suburban block. Things like this can be hard to judge in the burbs. The soil is a mix of original clay (likely what held the water and suffocated the tree), builders fill (low value but decent drainage), original and added topsoil. House is down a slope so water is flowing sub surface from further up and possibly collecting.

          Anyway, the callistemon adjacent is looking happy so there’s a clue as to what will be appropriate. Its main job is to screen an ugly fence and host wildlife.

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        RickWill

        meaning that some sort of water saturation has occurred that never happened in the last 20 years.

        Tim Flannerty has been proven wrong. You were not the only one sucked in by his failed prediction. A number of States wasted a bundle of money on desalination plants.

        The Southern Hemisphere is just 500 years into cooling summers and warming winters; 9,500 years to go. Likely have a positive impact on Australia’s agricultural productivity over the decades and centuries to come. Current situation is due to Jupiter muscling the sun about though and will eventually shift to drier conditions.
        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/23/ocean-atmosphere-response-to-solar-emr-at-top-of-the-atmosphere/

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          Sorry? I was not sucked in by anything. It rained a lot and a tree died. The outcome would have been the same in a parallel universe sans TF.

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        Bruce

        Melaleucas (ti trees) are pretty good at handling soggy ground. Also a few varieties of Eucalypts and Casuarinas. If you find that Mangroves flourish, it might be time to reassess your real-estate portfolio.

        Several of these Australian native species have been exported to places around the globe, specifically for the purpose of reducing soil moisture levels,

        As with ALL such ventures, there have been hiccups.

        Over a century ago, a swag of “suitable” gum trees went into the soggy ground around Venice. Later, some seeds from those trees were sent to Viet Nam for a similar task. Can we all say, “Invasive species”?

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          Agree. Callistamon are quicker growing and a good height so fill the hole quicker. Also, the healthy one suggests they also like the aspect and whatever nutrients are in the soil.

          btw the dead two plants were Photinias so I am not really going to miss them. Plenty of sources say they get root rot in wet soil so I could have been proactive.

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            R.B.

            I had a large swamp honey myrtle. About 4-5 m high. Loved the water logged clay soil. Nice flowers and shade underneath, but blew over easily in a strong storm. It’s very light wood so there was very little damage to my roof, fortunately.

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              nice suggestion -the yard is not very wind exposed. I looked it up and it is frost tolerant too. Bunnings has a lot of plants that are best suited to the coast, and I can only think that few of them survive the Canberra winter.

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      robert rosicka

      The perfect weather exists in a computer model at the IPCC , however in reality some prefer a hot clime others cool while some prefer somewhere in between . Floods , droughts etc all normal .

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      Graeme#4

      Was in Derby WA for three months during the “dry” season. 26-27 degrees every day, no clouds in the sky, no wind. Became very boring after a while.

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      Gerry

      The perfect weather keeps nature growing, breeding, pollinating, dropping seeds for regrowth. …. Keeps the wind blowing enough to see grasses swaying in the breeze, make leaves fall from trees, brings clouds for shade and rain, moves clouds away for sunny days and vitamin D and growing crops and giving us all sunny dispositions …. Etc etc …..there is some much going on, how could we even get close to knowing what’s perfect weather ?

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      OldOzzie

      Dunno Byron Bay Residents seem to not know what Perfect Weather is – Perhaps a Time for Rubbishing?

      Greenies who love Gaia at Woke (Work)

      Now Byron Bay’s wealthy NIMBYs want Splendour in the Grass BANNED – as images reveal piles of rubbish and muddied boots left behind by music festival ‘grubs’

      . Massive clean-up effort under way at North Byron Parklands after Splendour
      . Thousands of pieces of rubbish and unwanted belongings left by patrons
      . Locals even found muddied boots scattered throughout the town 25km away
      . People are calling for an end to the festival because it’s unsustainable
      . Revellers waited up to six hours to get a bus out of the festival on Saturday night
      . Attendees took to TikTok to reveal they waited until 6am on Sunday for a bus
      . Videos show crowds of people packed in the freezing cold waiting for buses

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      David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

      I suspect that perfect weather is exactly what we’ve got right now.

      My fear is that a different definition will emerge from a WEF committee which will declare how to achieve that with another set of ineffective but draconian laws applicable to the masses.

      Net position for me: leave it alone.

      Cheers
      Dave B

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      StephenP

      Perfect weather, from the musical Camelot:

      ARTHUR:
      It’s true! It’s true! The crown has made it clear.
      The climate must be perfect all the year.

      A law was made a distant moon ago here:
      July and August cannot be too hot.
      And there’s a legal limit to the snow here
      In Camelot.
      The winter is forbidden till December
      And exits March the second on the dot.
      By order, summer lingers through September
      In Camelot.
      Camelot! Camelot!
      I know it sounds a bit bizarre,
      But in Camelot, Camelot
      That’s how conditions are.
      The rain may never fall till after sundown.
      By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
      In short, there’s simply not
      A more congenial spot
      For happily-ever-aftering than here
      In Camelot.

      Camelot! Camelot!
      I know it gives a person pause,
      But in Camelot, Camelot
      Those are the legal laws.
      The snow may never slush upon the hillside.
      By nine p.m. the moonlight must appear.
      In short, there’s simply not
      A more congenial spot
      For happily-ever-aftering than here
      In Camelot. L

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    John Connor II

    Soros Open Society Foundation Employee Brags About Having Sex with Multiple Men at Pride Event – Then Blames Government After Catching Monkeypox and Gonorrhea

    According to a post from Andy Ngo, Sebastian Köhn is one of the directors at George Soros’ Open Society Foundation. He is the current Division Director, Signature Initiatives at Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

    Sebastian outright admitted that he was aware that “monkeypox was an emerging issue, especially for gay men.” And yet, he had sex with multiple men anyway because he believed that the number of cases in the city was not very high.

    “I was aware that monkeypox was an emerging issue – especially for gay men – but I was also under the impression that the number of cases in the city was relatively small,” Sebastian told the Guardian. “What I didn’t understand was how absolutely dismal testing capacity was: at that point, the city only had [the] capacity to process ten tests a day.”

    “I had sex with several guys over the weekend. Then a week later, on 1 July, I started feeling very fatigued. I had a high fever with chills and muscle aches, and my lymph nodes were so swollen they were protruding two inches out of my throat,” he added.

    Instead of taking responsibility for his own irresponsible actions, Sebastian blamed the government for how poorly it has handled the situation.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/soros-open-society-foundation-employee-brags-sex-multiple-men-pride-event-blames-government-catching-monkeypox-gonorrhea/

    F’s given by me – ZERO.😈
    There you go – what I said – “put it away” until MP burns itself out…
    Thinking with the little head 😅
    Sounds like he suffered the consequences of his stupidity a lot.
    Good! Maybe he’ll learn from it. And all the others…

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      Steve of Cornubia

      I wonder if he supported all the Covid restrictions such as masking, sacking the unvaccinated and preventing people from visiting old, terminally ill relatives? You know, to prevent transmission of disease …

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      Ronin

      Yep, care factor .. nil.

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    John Connor II

    Hyundai busted using child labour in Alabama

    In a damning exclusive report published yesterday, Reuters confirmed that the Korean carmaker Hyundai has been using child labor near its flagship factory in Montgomery, AL.

    Metal stamping plant SMART LLC has been employing workers as young as 12 years old. SMART provides parts for Hyundai’s SUV and car models and is a majority-owned unit. Although Hyundai didn’t respond to Reuters’ detailed requests for comment, it did tell the pub in a statement that the company “does not tolerate illegal employment practices at any Hyundai entity. We have policies and procedures in place that require compliance with all local, state and federal laws.”
    As of yet, Reuters has been unable to figure out just how many children worked at SMART or how much they were paid. Several minors are the children of immigrants and went without school to work long factory hours in order to survive.

    It’s also unclear which government agency will bring charges against Hyundai or SMART.

    “Consumers should be outraged,” David Michaels, former assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, told Reuters. “They should know that these cars are being built, at least in part, by workers who are children and need to be in school rather than risking life and limb because their families are desperate for income,” he added.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-hyundai-subsidiary-has-used-child-labor-alabama-factory-2022-07-22/

    I wouldn’t buy Hyundai (or Kia) anyway due to their poor engine manufacturing and horrendous engine oil consumption, despite the recalls for it…

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      Sceptical+Sam

      Well now that’s an interesting post, John II.

      Rings? Tolerances? Or something else?

      https://mycarvoice.com/news/lawsuit-hyundai-oil-consumption-nu-gamma-theta-lambda-kappa-engines/

      “Hyundai dealerships claim that excessive oil consumption is normal. Additionally, owners report that dealerships are trying to mask the issue by adding significant amounts of oil exceeding the recommended fill level.”

      That’ll fix it!

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      James

      I have been driving Hyundai cars for years. Rust gets to them. I live in the salt belt USA. The first one I had was up to 198000 miles when I had to sell it to the wreckers due to road salt. At least in the 4 cylinder motors, I have never had an oil consumption problem.

      As of US schools, these children will learn more at the factory of value than at United States schools! US schools are horrible!

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      Chad

      USA build issue ?
      Never heard of this issue in Oz with Hyundai, ( but VW had same issue with Golf etc a few yrs back).
      My own Tuscon is 5 yrs old and never needed a top up between oil change/ services.
      Much of that claim statement is rubbish !.. why would high oil consumption cause the engine to stall dangerously ?
      There are warning lights to alert low oil way before any problem.
      Hyundai have much better build quality , warranty, and support than Ford, or VW in my personal experience.

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    John Connor II

    The Drought is Worse than 2011 for an Area Known as the Largest Cotton Patch in the U.S.

    Nearly 57% of Texas is in extreme drought, and with the most severe level of it parked over West Texas and the Texas Panhandle, the drought is starting to rob even irrigated cotton fields of a crop.

    USDA’s supply and demand report earlier this month showed higher cotton abandonment due to deepening drought in Texas. The harvested area is to be nearly 600,000 acres less – or 32% abandonment – which is the third-highest on record.

    The last time Texas saw cotton production forecasts so bleak was in the drought of 2011. Then, multiple days of triple-digit heat, combined with deepening drought, pushed abandonment to a record 36%. This year, the situation for farmers around Lubbock is worse, as the drought started earlier, and now the consecutive days of temperatures in the triple digits, along with no rain, is creating historically dry conditions.

    https://www.agweb.com/news/crops/cotton/drought-worse-2011-area-known-largest-cotton-patch-us

    No cotton picking jokes allowed.

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    John Connor II

    Cloward-Piven Strategy: How long until World Economic Forum digital fuel rationing hits Australia?

    Temporary-and-then-eventually-permanent fuel rationing has begun in Sri Lanka. Those vaccine passports people were going on about? They were clearly beta tests for a much more sinister digital identity rationing game about to go global:

    As per the Fuel Quota policies, Sri Lankans will have to apply with their National Identity Card Numbers once their ID and other details are verified and will then be assigned a QR code to access gas at pumps across the country.

    Sri Lankans will then be made to take turns to get fuel based on the last digit of their vehicle registration numbers. However, tourists and foreigners will be given priority to get fuel in Colombo (the largest city in Sri Lanka) — likely to avoid even more damage to Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.

    Armed guards are reportedly assisting with implementing the QR code digital ID fuel rationing program. They were also previously deployed to gas stations and equipped with military-grade weapons to prevent those with “non-essential vehicles” from purchasing gas.

    In May, Sri Lanka’s energy sector came to the point of total collapse and has continued a downward trajectory ever since.

    https://www.ezfka.com/2022/07/22/cloward-piven-how-long-until-world-economic-forum-digital-fuel-rationing-hits-australia/

    Given that the initial dream and obsession of “EV’s to replace every petrol car” has morphed into “we don’t have enough rare Earth elements to make all those EV’s so you’ll have to ride share” coupled with the WEF’s increasing fearmongering over climate, digital rationing (of everything) seems a logical next step.
    Once digital ID’s are rolled out, that’s it. Your freedoms are gone or at least tightly controlled.
    Might be time to become a polly so you can be immune to all this, eh…

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      Bruce

      Melaleucas (ti trees) are pretty good at handling soggy ground. Also a few varieties of Eucalypts and Casuarinas. If you find that Mangroves flourish, it might be time to reassess your real-estate portfolio.

      Several of these Australian native species have been exported to places around the globe, specifically for the purpose of reducing soil moisture levels,

      As with ALL such ventures, there have been hiccups.

      Over a century ago, a swag of “suitable” gum trees went into the soggy ground around Venice. Later, some seeds from those trees were sent to Viet Nam for a similar task. Can we all say, “Invasive species”?

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      Bruce

      Bring back the Stanley Steamer?

      Wood-fired, of course.

      Amazing what you can do with a modern, triple-expansion steam engine.

      All those wonderful eccentris who lovingly restorer stationary and traction engines, (or build them NEW from scratch and ancient blueprints), and “hit and miss” IC engines will be quietly smiling, until the eco-nazi purity police arrive to smash their equipment.

      THAT is where we are heading.

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    David Maddison

    There is at least one politician in the EU, Christine Anderson, that has a clue:

    “I AM NOT GOING TO EAT BUGS”

    https://youtu.be/OgEpiUBqoCc

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      robert rosicka

      Food for thought David , prawns and cockroaches are related supposedly !

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        Arthropods all.

        FWIW I wont eat bugs but I can hide from the woke proponents because I have a mild allergy to other arthropods

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          Ted1.

          If they ban fertilisers you might have to study the witchetty grubs.

          But yoU might have to kill a few people to have enough to go around.

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            Sambar

            How many wattle trees will need to be cut down to get a truck load of witchetty grubs. Any trees for that matter, the big grubs live in all sorts of timber and bardis’ live in the ground under red gums . Lots of environmental damage required to get a good feed I’m afraid

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      John Connor II

      I was going to do a bug post today but it’ll have to Thursday now…

      Hang in there Gee.😁

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        David Maddison

        For people in the anti-entomophagy community, can we please get the terminology right?

        Insects always have three body parts and six legs. They also usually have four wings and two antennae. “True bugs” have a mouth shaped like straw or needle. These true bugs have specialized parts of their mouths to suck juices, mostly from plants.

        All bugs are insects but not all insects are bugs.

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          Sceptical+Sam

          These true bugs have specialized parts of their mouths to suck juices

          Well. Bugger me.

          They’re just like greenies. Always on the public teat.

          Sucking the life blood out of a healthy economy.

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        GlenM

        A bit like the “Naked Lunch”” eh?

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    MP

    A vid on the difference between the headline and the article.
    On monkey pox. https://www.bitchute.com/video/MREhHOTPOBeP/

    Some course language. 22 mins
    Rated, factual comedy.

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    David Maddison

    Excellent 25 min video with Jordan Peterson and Abigail Shrier. They talk about how with new laws around the world, health (medical, psychiatric, psychological) providers must accept the “self-diagnosis” of a person with gender dysphoria and it is illegal to question it. If the health care provider accepts the patient they have to start “treating” them, and are not allowed to question the self-diagnosis.

    Gender dysphoria mainly used to apply to young boys and usually corrected itself. Now a lot of young women are claiming this condition via self-diagnosis.

    And male or female, they immediately receive sterilising and mutilating hormone treatment and surgery when the problem would have corrected itself.

    E.g. back in the day, a girl who was a “Tomboy” would have eventually returned to normality. Now she is targeted for immediate mutilating and sterilising “treatment”.

    https://youtu.be/Thj7YcALgmE

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      John Connor II

      While we’re on the topic:

      Russian lawmakers propose new law targeting ‘LGBT propaganda’

      MOSCOW — Lawmakers introduced a new law into Russia’s State Duma on Tuesday that would impose fines on people and organizations that promote non-traditional sexual relations.

      According to Russia Today, the bill explains that “family, motherhood and childhood in their traditional understanding, which comes from our ancestors, are the values that ensure the continuous change of generations, act as a condition for the preservation and development of a multinational people, and therefore need special state protections.”

      In light of this need for “special state protections,” the bill would impose fines ranging from $660 USD to $160,000 USD for the creation of material that promotes or seeks to form “non-traditional sexual attitudes, the attractiveness of non-traditional sexual relations, a distorted idea of the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations, and the imposition of information about non-traditional sexual relations, causing interest in such relations.”

      https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/russian-lawmakers-propose-new-law-targeting-lgbt-propaganda/

      No Maccas, no child predation, no biological lies. A role model for the world. 😄

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        John Connor II

        Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible

        Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

        Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.

        He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70%-80% “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

        While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”

        https://cnsnews.com/article/national/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex

        No doubt most people have, like me, seen the list of teachers, LGBTetc, drag queens being charged with child sex offences or having a history of same growing by the day for months now…

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          Kalm Keith

          A better heading might have been;

          “The only useful “treatment” for transgenderism is based on the understanding that the condition involves mental disorder based on developmental disruptions occurring during pregnancy and deserves understanding, treatment and prevention of anxiety and uncertainty.”

          Hormone therapy and physical reassignment is a minefield of uncertainty and very few cases would be dealt with safely.

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            Kalm Keith

            If you’re interested in the experience and opinion of someone who is caught up in this check out these posts by Libby.

            https://spectator.com.au/2018/01/transtrending-the-real-transgender-madness/#ft

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            StephenP

            I found the book Behave by Robert Sapolsky very interesting in explaining the immensely complex role that hormones play in foetal development and brain growth.
            It is a heavy read, but well worth sticking with and I found it useful in helping me understand many of the issues behind trans.
            It still seems to be that XX and XY chromosomes are the fundamental arbiter, allowing that chromosome abnormalities do exist.

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              Kalm Keith

              The problem occurs during pregnancy when the normal development switches are delayed or cancelled.

              The concept that a baby has all of the necessary parts present at conception is far from reality.

              It’s certainly true that immediately after conception the destiny of the child is determined as to sex but the development programme can be seriously disrupted by stress on the mother.

              The distortion of the development of the phoetus can be extreme and can be extremely variable from one case to another.

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          Kalm Keith

          Not sure of the relevance of your last paragraph, evil knows no bounds.

          Checking his biography it seems he lent his name to the Catholic church.

          As to the quoted expert, he does have some good thoughts on the dangers of “treatment” of homosexuality which show that he has a lot of common sense and can work things out well.

          I suspect though, that a lot of his work was done before the “outing” of the origins of transgenderism came about just twenty five years ago.

          Many professionals at seventy seem to be bogged down in the academic biology which they lived with in their prime and can’t or won’t get away from the sciency XX XY talk.

          The important thing is what causes transgenderism and that resulting damage that has to be lived with.

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            Kalm Keith

            Out of the sin bin.

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            KK, “Lived with”, as you say and get respect for who they are.

            The old “outing” and shaming culture caused all sorts of problems and at best, made the outers feel good about themselves. You don’t have to claim to be woke to be nice to people who are different from yourself.

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              Kalm Keith

              I guess you know that I was referring to the “knowledge” of the biological processes which are involved a transgenderism.

              The “outing” also was in relation to the process of making public the understanding behind the process of events which produce transgenderism, not gay bashing type stuff.

              It’s not wrong to say that the gentleman quoted would have spent all of his active career totally unaware of those aspects of transgenderism.

              I have had conversations with an elderly biologist of some renown who can’t bring himself to think in terms other than XX XY and avoids the larger, more informative picture.

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              yarpos

              “You don’t have to claim to be woke to be nice to people who are different from yourself.” So true and if only that was the extent of it, instead of a full on assault telling people how to think and talk.

              For at least 50 years I have had at least some gay and lesbian friends and family and not once did anybody over act, tell me what to think or say. To me it was just a matter of fact and not all that noteworthy. Whats going on now seems to be completely over the top and I hope its just one of those classic pendulum swings and it will settle into some kind of sense in scale with the actual issue.

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              Kalm Keith

              Gee Aye has deliberately misrepresented two items in my comment.
              Being an academic you might expect something more useful from him, but,,

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              R.B.

              There was no outing and shaming culture. There were bullies, like there always were, and a rabid hate of preying on the young. A mild irritation of over the top campness but, usually, a live and let live attitude.

              The worst thing was the bullies, not the lack of celebration of queerness.

              Any idea why people are upset?

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                Kalm Keith

                Hi R.B.
                I’m not sure where your comment fits in.

                My original post related to the biology of transgenderism and how it was related to the biology experts who were trying to make sense of the issue.

                As an aftermath of World war two many were born transgender and still later many developed diabetes type 2.

                The study of this situation eventually led to sorting out the diabetes mechanism and much later the transgender creation process.

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                R.B.

                A reply to GA’s comment. There were obviously gay people in the past who, barely, kept it to themselves. The majority of the community would not care. The usual bullies would jump on the opportunity to harass, so they were not open about it, but no motivation in the straight community to out them. Life-long bachelor as an euphemism wascgpod enough. They weren’t tolerant of promotion of homosexuality to the young.

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        GlenM

        Therein lies the real reason the corrupt West wish to bring down one of the few entities that represent the notion of independent statehood. Putin is the man dudes.

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        Bruce

        Ten years ago, the CLEANEST toilets in St. Parkersburg were in the Golden Arches establishment.

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    John Connor II

    So many people are now “dying suddenly” that “our free press” can barely hide it any more.

    The toll of “vaccination” will soon be too obvious for ANY propaganda to obscure it—as we’re now seeing in the USA and Canada, Ireland, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and Australia
    In advance of this week’s compilation of reports of “sudden deaths” throughout the world, I’m posting several pieces—from the US, Canada, Ireland, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and Australia—variously indicating that the global toll of “vaccination” is accelerating so dramatically, with so many people “dying suddenly” that it will soon be quite impossible to hide from anyone, except the clinically insane.

    https://markcrispinmiller.substack.com/p/so-many-people-are-now-dying-suddenly

    Look at good old Vietnam:

    https://twitter.com/TexasLindsay_/status/1551575483535556609

    3 doctors die within 4 days of 4th shot..
    “Will physicians EVER speak out?
    Or will they continue to shrug their shoulders and refuse to look at the data showing that these vaccines are the biggest scandal in medical history?”

    https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/will-physicians-ever-speak-out

    The REAL healthcare system crisis is building right now. The doctors and nurses are a “dying breed” to coin a phrase.
    Who ya gonna call?
    I wonder if the elite have their own unvaxxed medical teams to allow for this…

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    John Connor II

    Pope tells young people eating meat is part of a ‘self-destructive trend’

    Pope Francis is asking young people to eat less meat in a bid to take better care of the environment.

    In a letter to participants at the EU Youth Conference in Prague this week, the Pope urged that we “break this self-destructive trend” of consumerism and prioritise sustainability.

    “It is urgent to reduce consumption not only of fossil fuels but also of many superfluous things; and also, in certain areas of the world, it is convenient to consume less meat, this can also help save the environment,” he wrote.

    https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/07/12/pope-tells-young-people-eating-meat-is-part-of-a-self-destructive-trend

    Meanwhile at the Vatican:

    Usual dinners might be made up of such trappings as baked chicken with salad, fruit and a glass of wine.

    So, Pope Francis may not exactly be hosting ridiculous banquets every day or feasting throughout the nights, but his simple diet is, at least, sustained by a fine range of seasonal ingredients and vegetables. In keeping with his writing in Laudato si’, Pope Francis’ second encyclical, where he states that the fight against injustice and inequality begins with the land, water, agriculture and food, the produce used in the pope’s meals are fresh and home-grown.

    Well, “home-grown” might be an exaggeration. In fact, they’re grown at the Castel Gandolfo, a vast summer residence for incumbent popes which includes a palace, 74 acres of garden and 62 acres of farmland that’s used to grow vegetables, keep crops and rear animals. Francis, being largely unaccustomed to holidays, might have given up his private use of the Castel Gandolfo and opened it to the public, but it would seem that his kitchens still use what’s grown on the land.

    https://www.mashed.com/114380/pope-eats/

    Last time I checked, chicken was considered meat 😉

    136 private acres for your own use and rearing animals. For pets or food?
    “Superfluous things”…

    Heaven forbid religious hypocrisy…😅
    Well at least his superfluous popemobile is bulletproof. Wouldn’t want to meet your maker too soon now would we. 😉

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      Chad

      What credibility has the Pope got to advise on the environment ?
      His role is a display of misguided self delusion from an organisation responsible for so much wrongdoing, seperatism and warmoungering..
      Brother, sort out your own house, before advising others !

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        yarpos

        just another item in a world of contradictions/hypocrisy

        Boris locks down UK > Boris parties in Govt offices
        Newsom locks down California > Gavin parties in Napa
        Turn the lights off/thermostats down, the grid cant cope > buy electric cars
        You should use less fossil fuels > I can still fly in my private jet
        Covid vaccines are safe and effective > cant be proven safe yet , still in emergency use, vaccinated get sick
        Wind and solar bring energy prices down > never happened anywhere
        Unreliable coal > because you made in that way by lack of investment and maintenance and excessive workload
        We use 100% renewable power > while sitting in an 80% gas and coal grid.
        I did not have sex with that woman > well, you know

        it goes on and on and we aren’t supposed to notice

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      LOL. I would like to see the Pope go to the Philippines and tell them not to eat Lechon (pork). He would be run out of town quick smart……………………

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      mareeS

      As a Catholic by upbringing and moderate inclination, I think I have the right to say Francis is a fool and a sellout to woke and NWO interests, not to mention a traitor to more than a billion of the world’s Catholics whom he purports to lead. Every time he opens his mouth to pronounce on matters of human existence on this earth, I find myself wishing for an “act of God” to befall him. Very un-Christiaan of me, but he is no Pope in the traditional meaning, just another imposter on the world stage.

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        Ted1.

        He was the titular leader at the time of Australia’s recent census.

        He backs the Global Warming scam. Still, after his advisers have been charged with larceny.

        He has turned a lot of people off.

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      Dave in the States

      I wonder what he think’s of Timothy Chapter 4?

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      Bruce

      This bloke has been a long-term adherent to the classic Lubyanka specialty of “Revolutionary Theology”; the heresy that tore the guts out od a LOT of central and South America.

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    Peter Fitzroy

    According to the IPCC, the removal of coal fired power, will have the effect of increasing global warming.

    The reason: Aerosols produced buy the burning of coal reflect heat out of the atmosphere.

    see the MIT site, or WMO

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      David Maddison

      Have they had a reality check?

      Are they trying to come up with an excuse to justify keeping coal plant?

      In any case, I would never believe the conmen and anti-scientists of the IPCC, no matter what they said.

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        Peter Fitzroy

        it was in the last assessment report, but the original work was done at MIT, which is why I referenced them

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          David Maddison

          Is it experimentally validated like real science or is it “science by modeling”?

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      James Murphy

      That was the expert opinion held by climate scientists in the late 60s / early 70s. Back then, though, times were slower, they had 240 years to save the planet.
      https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131683841?fbclid=IwAR3aiDXoRp6mh7TYTc803Pf_pTu3o-PmAyoES3xToKgIbQZltrS8MFWukOI

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      el+gordo

      Good, back to the mid Holocene.

      ‘A new study says that from about 8000 to 5000 years ago it was warm enough in winter that 𝐶𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑝𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑠 could grow at the 40°N latitude in northern China. Today its warmth threshold growth limit is ~34°N.

      ‘Scientists can therefore deduce the Mid-Holocene winter temperatures needed to have been “7.7°C higher than today” at that time.’ (Notrickszone)

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      Ted1.

      Errrrrr… Whassat you said?

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      Ronin

      “According to the IPCC, the removal of coal fired power, will have the effect of increasing global warming.”

      More own goals, fantastic. !

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      yarpos

      If you lined up all the “…..according to the IPCC”s since it started they would stretch all the way back to where all the BS in the world comes from.

      There is a strange liberal hive minded desire to keep going back to people and orgs that have repeatedly shown themselves to be wrong or disingenuous. IPCC, Flannery, Gore, Mann, East Anglia University, UN etc

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    David Maddison

    Very good 7.5min video by Mark Steyn talking about some “medical mysteries” such as “sudden death” in otherwise healthy athletes.

    https://youtu.be/aghsC-TO6ME

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      Graham Richards

      What Mark Steyn is actually saying is that having booster shots ,boosts your ability to pass the dreaded Covid onto some poor unsuspecting soul who has had one less booster than you.
      So in order to get rid of more unsuspecting, already compromised souls, get another booster to stop the souls from claiming medical benefits , retirement benefits & other benefits from the public purse. Doesn’t make much sense all round does it??
      That’s what the government is relying on to stop you questioning the whole hoax!!!

      The simple solution is to find out why big Pharma don’t have to publish their data for 75 years. Simple answer none of you infected suckers will be around to question anyone!!

      None so blind as those that will not see!!!

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    Robber

    Australia will soon have a legislated 43% emissions reduction target by 2030 from a 2005 base.
    The plan assumes major milestones, including an 82 per cent share of renewables in Australia’s main electricity grid by 2030, supported by its $20 billion grid support plan.
    But is there a costed plan to deliver reliable and affordable electricity?
    Mr Bowen’s election commitment was “to cut power bills for families and businesses by $275 a year by 2025, compared to today”. But then, surprise, surprise, after being elected to government “circumstances have changed.”

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      Strop

      We might not have that 43% target legislated. It’s possibly not aggressive enough for the Greens and might not get through the senate.

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        David Maddison

        This madness can only end in grid collapse.

        Then what do we do?

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          Ted1.

          Ring the bells and keep ringing them.

          Reality must soon bite. Surely!

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          yarpos

          my opinion,

          as an individual: leave cities, prepare for the worst, hope for the best , be adaptable
          as a society: rebuild slowly and painfully and learn some lessons (at least for a few generations)

          I would not want to live in a major city if the grid goes down big time (say weeks or months or worse) the veneer of civilization will degrade rapidly when its clear help isn’t coming.

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        Chad

        Strop
        July 26, 2022 at 3:01 pm · Reply
        We might not have that 43% target legislated. It’s possibly not aggressive enough for the Greens and might not get through the senate.

        Rumouris that Albo has done a deal with the greens, rewording the bill to say the 43% is a MINIMUM target !
        Bill to be debated tomorrow .
        Does it matter ?…..there will likely be multiple Gov elections before there is any danger of getting near that situation.

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    David Maddison

    We’re churning out a generation of poorly educated people with no skill, no ambition, no guidance, and no realistic expectations of what it means to go to work.

    Mike Rowe

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      Graeme No.3

      Oddly enough this the (side) topic at Bridge this afternoon. The ex-teachers were happy about no longer being the part of “The System”.
      I mentioned David Maddison’s finding that a new graduate engineer didn’t know anything about the Carnot cycle. No surprise from 2 ex-physics teachers who “explained” that plagiarism was the accepted way, tolerated by the “management” who are more concerned with the numbers processed through to degrees. One was actually having to defended his position when he started on-line checking for plagiarism. “Can’t downgrade the paying customer”.
      Curiously they were very happy about their own off-spring who seemed to be doing very well in Private Enterprise.

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      yarpos

      Mike has a considered and concise turn of phrase that sums thing up nicely times. Brevity is not a common or valued trait amongst our American friends, or at least not the ones I worked with. As Mike demonstrates they are out there though.

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    David Maddison

    A scammer just called me saying my broadband was going to be disconnected today blah, blah, blah.

    The number was from Singapore but be was likely in Pakistan or India.

    He wanted personal details which I declined to give because I said I knew he was a thief and criminal.

    I said people like him cause enormous harm and misery to people they scam and what he was doing was wrong.

    He then told me he needs the money and I said the way to get money is not to steal it from others. I told him he had to get an honest job.

    He started crying and it was quite sad.

    I normally try and give money or services to the needy but I thought about it and decided not to give money to someone who was quite willing to scam me.

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      John Connor II

      Did you ask him what your provider was?
      Of course he couldn’t know, thereby exposing the scam.
      Simple questions like that help protect people.
      The crying bit may be legit or an act.
      Either way, a scam is a scam…

      Gotta go – Microsoft are on the phone.
      Apparently I have a computer virus.😄

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      Mike Jonas

      “He started crying”. Well, of course. That’s the training.

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      remember years ago when I got a phone call from someone like that. He said that his name was Tom Cruise (in a Filipino accent). I then said – “Top Gun”, p$ss off as I am eating my evening meal and watching Doctor Who…………….

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      Graham Richards

      David,
      Really you are far tooo tolerant & generous.

      I simply tell them that all people with that particular accent are liars & thieves and that being an employer would never employ people with that accent as they can never be trusted.

      Not often you have a call ended that quickly & not had a follow up attempt of thievery since!!

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        Vlad the Impaler

        Over here on this side of the Big Pond, we get calls from those ‘accented’ individuals, asking us if we have received our ‘new’ Medicare card (I’m using U.S. terminology).

        Mind you, much as I distrust the U.S. Federal Government, especially since the debacle of 2020, I do know that the Government advertises that no Federal agency will ever call a citizen. All official business is transacted by Post, or, if one has signed up on-line, then the Government will use e-mail as a point-of-contact for certain operations, but almost always backs-up a notice with a snail-mail.

        Anyway, the individual will state, “Hi, this is “Bob” from Medicare. I’m calling to verify that you have received your new Medicare card in the mail.”

        Well, of course, “Bob”, I have not received it. The caller then apologises for the delay, and seeks to verify my information. When/if they ask for my date of enrollment (which is one’s 65th birthday), I give them a fake date, which, amazingly the caller says, “That coincides with the information I have”. They verify address, and then, here’s the kicker:

        They will then say, “I need to verify your Medicare number. Could you please read me the characters under your name, so I can get your new card out to you right away?”

        At this point, I put on my best Air Traffic Controller voice, and answer:

        “Negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full.”*

        Usually, I’m able to keep them on the phone for at least several more minutes, repeating “Negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full” until such time as they either hang up or in some other fashion become enraged. I’ve had one miscreant refer to me as gay, another one, after he hung up, called back to ask me how poorly my parents had raised me; still another threatened me with violence (which I reported to our local law enforcement, even though they could do nothing, and we all knew it). The person who made the threat hung up when I invited him to meet me at my front door. He’d know me because I’d be the one holding the Browning BPS 12-guage w/ 89mm chamber.

        For reasons unknown to me, Thursday seems to be the day these scammers call. At least once each Thursday our area is targeted; last Thursday, I received no less than six of these calls. Four XY-personages, and two XX-personages. I’ll give this to the XX-personages: they just persist, mostly as politely as they can, then when it dawns on them that they will get no where with me, they just hang up. Those XY-personages more often that not get very angry, as above.

        Well, that’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it,

        Regards to all,

        Vlad
        ********
        ********

        *If you do not get the reference, watch 1986 Top Gun, the scene after Maverick and Goose have success against Jester.

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        yarpos

        I got a call from the ATO wanting to talk about a company entity I had closed down. He got quite snippy with me when I wouldnt verify who I was. My response was “you cold called me, you verify who you are” which resulted a silly “no you go first” sort of exchange. Eventually he resorted to reciting historical stuff from my past tax returns, which either meant he already had some of my personal info or he was the ATO. He got more miffed when I said that. In the end just spoke generically about the issue and said he would send a letter. It never came.

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    John Connor II

    Original 300-year-old Fahrenheit thermometer drops in value at auction.

    Someone has scored a bargain at Heritage Auctions’ recent Historical Platinum Session Signature Auction and we’re quite astonished that in this age of information, such anomalies can still happen. On July 16, an extremely rare and historically important thermometer made by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, inventor of the mercury thermometer and the temperature scale that bears his name, sold for just US$93,750.

    The 300-year-old thermometer had been unknown by the scientific community until 2012 when a collector consigned it to a Christie’s auction, creating news across the globe, as it was (and remains) only the third thermometer made by Daniel Fahrenheit that is still known to exist today. The other two known Fahrenheit thermometers are owned by Museum Boerhaave, in Leiden, the Netherlands.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fahrenheit-thermometer_n_1954185

    I was going to buy it but went cold on it.
    It sold to a guy called Luke Warm…

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      StephenP

      Have there ever been any attempts to compare the readings from the Fahrenheit with those given by modern day thermometers ?

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    John Connor II

    EU Energy Panic Cycle to Begin

    On August 1, the European Commission will begin to reduce its demand for gas with no alternative in place. Unsurprisingly, our computer states that a Panic Cycle will begin in August or September and go into Q1 of 2023. Europe must reduce its gas consumption by 15% (45 billion cubic meters). In comparison, Russia delivered 150 billion cubic meters to the EU last year. Russia’s largest gas provider, Gazprom, has threatened to cut off Europe from gas entirely. Europe has no alternative solutions at this time. Therefore, they’re implementing a “Save Gas for a Safe Winter” plan in Brussels.

    This will fall back to the citizens, who will be asked to limit their consumption and abandon comforts for a proxy war they never voted on. Frans Timmermans, the Executive Vice-President of the Commission in charge of the European Green Deal, has already suggested people switch off lights and electrical appliances and reduce AC/heater usage. No one will stop these politicians from flying around on their jets, surrounded by bodyguards in numerous SUVs, while they make the people suffer for their poor policies.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/europes-current-economy/eu-energy-panic-cycle-to-begin/

    Remember all those fanciful depictions of future life from the 1950/60/70’s?
    Reality – broke, sick, no lights, no heating and wash cloths for your 4 regions dipped into freezing water…
    It’s more like life in the 1800’s…

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    John Connor II

    Arctic sea ice July 2022 – a Blue Ocean Event coming?

    A Blue Ocean Event occurs when virtually all sea ice disappears and the surface color changes from white (sea ice) to blue (ocean). According to many, a Blue Ocean Event starts once Arctic sea ice extent falls below 1 million km².

    Of the extra heat from Earth’s energy imbalance, about 93% ends up in the ocean as increasing ocean heat content (see image below), 3% goes into melting ice, 4% goes into raising temperatures of land and melting permafrost, and less than 1% remains in the atmosphere.

    Sea ice has disappeared in the Bering Strait, in part due to warm water from rivers in Alaska, as illustrated by the NOAA image below, which shows sea surface temperatures as high as 18.6°C or 65.48°F.

    As the Latent Heat Tipping Point gets crossed, there may still be a thin layer of ice at the surface, at least as long as air temperatures are low enough to keep it frozen and as long as strong winds haven’t pushed the sea ice out of the Arctic Ocean. This thin layer of ice will still consume some ocean heat below the surface, but at the same time it acts as a seal, preventing heat from the Arctic Ocean to enter the atmosphere. Even if a lot of sea ice remains, the situation is dangerous, if not even more dangerous. The continuing La Niña could cause a lot of thin sea ice to remain at the surface of the Arctic Ocean this year. The more sea ice remains, the less ocean heat can be transferred from the Arctic Ocean to the atmosphere over the Arctic Ocean, which means that more heat remains in the Arctic Ocean.

    One huge danger is that, as the buffer disappears that until now has consumed huge amounts of ocean heat, more heat will reach methane hydrates at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean, causing them to get destabilized and resulting in releases of methane from these hydrates and from free gas underneath that was previously sealed by the hydrates.

    As the latent heat buffer of the sea ice underneath the surface disappears, more of this heat could then reach sediments at the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean, threatening eruptions to occur of seafloor methane (from hydrates and from free gas underneath the hydrates). The methane could similarly push up temperatures dramatically over the Arctic, and globally over the next few years.

    http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2022/07/arctic-sea-ice-july-2022.html

    This could get interesting (or disastrous)..

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      Vicki

      I’m sure Ian Plimer would have an opinion on this. Would like to hear it. He does talk in his book Green Murder about the latent heat at depth in some parts of the oceans & the role of underwater volcanic activity.

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      Mike Jonas

      interesting (or disastrous)?? You must be kidding. It’s just another in the endless set of confected alarms with no scientific or even reasonable basis.

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        HB

        And the other one doing the rounds
        We are going to hit the energy to extract wall,
        in short claims that it will take more energy to extract fossil fuels than they contain (guess this must be different to uneconomic, but I can’t see why )
        the claims are that this is imminent

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      el+gordo

      ‘In conclusion, temperatures could rise strongly in the Arctic soon, due to sea ice loss in combination with an upcoming El Niño and a peak in sunspots, with the potential to drive humans extinct as early as in 2025, while temperatures would continue to skyrocket in 2026, making it in many respects rather futile to speculate about what will happen beyond 2026.’

      El Nino won’t be showing its face over the next few years and world temperature will remain flat, we are saved.

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        Tarquin+Wombat-Carruthers

        But…but…but This cannot be allowed to happen! Why, Albo has had the reins of gummint for only nine weeks! If we are all to be extinct by 2025, he’ll be denied the triumph of his 43% reduction of greenhouse gases by 2030. Oh the humanity!! And how will Adam Bandt endure having to go early, just like the rest of us? Oh, and no doubt, women and children will be the worst-affected!

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      Ted1.

      Who is paying for this?

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    John Connor II

    Believe your overlords – Vaxx edition

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1550804429267402753

    To effectively brainwash and mind control a population you first need fear.
    You then need a ritual or ceremony, which relieves the fear.
    That ritual must be so simple anyone can do it.
    You must make average people feel like heroes for doing exactly as they’re told.
    The tyrant is best served by being in full control of the fear plus manufacturing the ritual that relieves the fear.
    That pre-manufactured ritual will in turn trick the public into participating in their own enslavement and brings them willingly into the iron grip of the tyrant.

    – Jason Christoff

    “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
    – H.L. Mencken

    I think I’m down to my last 50 masks…

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    John Connor II

    Diabetes breakthrough restores insulin production using existing drug.

    Australian scientists have demonstrated a new way to restore insulin production in pancreatic cells, using a drug that’s already approved for use in humans. The study could mark a major breakthrough towards new treatments for diabetes.

    In a new study, researchers from Monash University have identified a new way to restore insulin production in the pancreas. In lab experiments on pancreatic stem cells from donors with type 1 diabetes, the team was able to activate them to begin expressing insulin by exposing them to a drug compound known as GSK126.

    Intriguingly, these progenitor cells don’t normally produce insulin, but the drug let them functionally step into the shoes of the beta cells that had stopped working. In principle, a single course of this kind of drug over a few days could replace the need for regular insulin shots in diabetics.

    The new treatment would work much faster, within a matter of days, and without the need for surgery. But perhaps the biggest advantage is that GSK126 is already approved by the US FDA and elsewhere in the world as a treatment for cancer. Its safety profile is already being assessed in clinical trials, which could reduce hurdles down the road for its use against diabetes.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41392-022-01034-7

    and:

    https://www.monash.edu/medicine/news/latest/2022-articles/new-discovery-could-pave-the-way-for-improved-treatments-for-diabetes

    Hope for those so afflicted.

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    This is my idea of being a proper Greenie –

    Located in the middle of Bodmin Moor, Cabilla Cornwall England is an upland hill farm at the start of a new chapter. Now open for all to experience on retreat – from friends and families to businesses and wellness groups – our vision is to connect you with the restorative power of nature, helping you to switch off in the quiet of the Cornish countryside and find calm among the wilderness.

    https://www.cabillacornwall.com/our-vision/

    Top stuff………………….

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      Graeme No.3

      They’re a little bit late. Most of the moors in England (e.g. Dartmoor) were abandoned for farming during the LITTLE ICE AGE. Refer to Brian Fagan ( a fully believing Climate Warming Author & well respected Anthropologist) THE LITTLE ICE AGE.
      Interestingly he comments on wheat being grown in Norway above the 60TH Latitude at Trondheim – a nice place to visit – Page 59 in my copy. That corresponds with lower Iceland where we are told wheat couldn’t have been grown by the Vikings, nor in Greenland. Yet recent research has found proof that those Viking settlers in Greenland were growing barley, Who would have thought that Vikings wouldn’t want to be able to make (and drink) ALE.

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    David Maddison

    As is the way of real science (not climate “science”), people have been trying to prove Einstein wrong but no one has succeeded so far.

    Here are some ways attempts have been made to prove him wrong.

    https://youtu.be/Bo4al7sNPkE

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      Honk R Smith

      But I’m told science is settled?
      Surely no one would shut down entire economies, lock people in their homes, mass inject them multiple times under threat of removal from society, sensor highly regarded scientists and doctors labeling them heretics, call anyone that dares to notice something’s wrong a ‘theorist’, and then force them to live in the dark without heat and subsisting on insects …
      without settled science?

      Certainly no real scientist would dare to attempt to prove climate science wrong.
      Where would they get funding or jobs?

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        Graeme No.3

        Honk R Smith:
        It is “The Science” that is settled as distinct from real, honest science.

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          Honk R Smith

          Is it Science or science?
          Initial cap usage is confusing.
          For example, here in America the press common usage nowadays is the Black population and the white population.
          So I guess the Press in the NYT.
          Tucker Carlson is the press.
          So it’s settled.
          Here in JoNova world Science is the pejorative and science is … science.

          Michael Mann is a Scientist.
          Judith Curry is a scientist.
          Works for me.

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      Graeme#4

      I find it intriguing that we have been using radio waves to transmit information for over a century, but we still don’t understand exactly how this occurs. Maxwell developed his equations before Marconi was successful, but there is still this lack of understanding.

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    David Maddison

    It’s tragic that people are continuing to be allowed to die of coronavirus due to lack of access to HCQ, IVM etc., taken in accord with appropriate protocols or even publicising extremely basic measures to confer covid resistance such as correction of Vitamin D deficiency.

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    David Maddison

    So, when are we going to get an effective and safe coronavirus vaccine?

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    Heads up. (and Paul Miskelly, if you read this here, check your email dated Tuesday 19Jul)

    I was informed about this via a friend in New Zealand who left a comment at my home site.

    I know that some of you frequent the OpenNEM site. I use it for secondary data for my own checks, mainly backing up what I get from the Aneroid site, which is more comprehensive for ALL the data I need.

    At that OpenNEM site (at this link) they have added some new things, and I’m still looking around at it, but it’s, well, catch up I suppose on what Andrew has been doing at his site for many many years now, and I guess that copying is a form of flattery.

    Okay, at that link scroll down a little and you’ll see the pie chart there. First up click on the green colour, indicating wind. A new screen open with all the wind farms plants in the Country.

    Pick one and click on it, any one at all, and try Macarthur to start with, for so long the largest, but now the third largest wind plant in the Country. The map will show you where it is and under that, the bar chart shows the last three days of power generation, and of note here, in case you miss it, at the top of that bar chart is the dotted red line showing the Nameplate, and, umm, not very productive eh! Hover your mouse on the graph and it indicates the total at half hourly intervals.

    Click on the red link for ‘Macarthur’ on that bar graph and the information for the plant now comes up. That (hopelessly outdated) info comes up and under that a similar bar chart, only now with the tabs above it to check data for any time base, with the further Capacity Factor data under that bar graph (three day CF at 13.7%) and again hover the mouse for half hour values and CF.

    Click on 1Y and Week, and you’ll see that most recent 12 Months by weeks, and you can see that for 3 weeks in April, this plant was off line, three weeks zero output, and this is the fourth such long time break at zero in the plant’s history.

    Now click on All, and the default is Month. Look right at the bottom, and since this wind plant opened, it has only operated at a CF of 24.5%, well below the thought bubble, modelled, hoped for, whatever CF at the start of 35%, (more commonly, for every wind plant, using a model for 38% CF) and Macarthur has hardly ever really operating at that level, even when new. Not one year has it even reached the year round average of 30% for all wind plants, and the last two years barely even managing 20%.

    Now I’m still looking around at the site, and it does all this for all generating sources, but hey, nice one, it only goes back till 1998, so nearly every coal fired plant in the Country has very limited information, you know, can’t make those coal fired plants look good, considering most of them have another twenty plus years of information prior to this, so what you see there is not even half of it for those coal fired sources.

    It’s nice to have this sort of information, but thank you very much,. I’d rather the Aneroid site, which is vastly more comprehensive than this one.

    Tony.

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      Graeme#4

      The CSIRO GenCost report, based on Aurecon data, uses what appears to be faulty CF figures for wind CF. It appears to be the U.S. EIA CF figure, which the U.S. folks have already said that it’s much too optimistic. Based on your data Tony, I believe that the average wind CF for Australia is 29%. Is this figure still correct?
      If it IS correct, and you were able to obtain this figure by studying AEMO data, it raises the question of why CSIRO is still using a totally wrong CF figure.

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        Thanks Graeme#4.

        I now have daily data for wind generation across the AEMO coverage area ….. for what is now approaching four years, (so far, 199 weeks) every single day. These (might I even be so bold as to say) meticulous records achieve exactly what I suspected all along, that no matter what modelling they used, the data NEVER reaches that modelled CF of 38% ….. a number used for nearly every single wind proposal that has been proposed over the years. The secondary thing I wanted to prove, which I also have done, is that my figure of 30% was scoffed at, and in fact sill is scoffed at, and the comeback was always ….. well, even if what you might think is true, then wind technology has improved over the years to the point that every new addition to the total Nameplate means that the CF increases ….. by a MARKED amount, as newer technology turbines are so much better.

        So, and here’s the point of collecting the data every day for those 199 weeks.

        I have two long term CF averages. One is for the overall 199 weeks (just under the four years) and the second is for the most recent 52 weeks for the latest year.

        What that effectively means is that as new wind plants come on line, (keeping in mind ‘their’ meme of better technology, and higher CF) then the most recent additions should mean that the 52 week rolling average should be starting to show a marked difference as CF increases with each new tech plant, raising that 52 week CF average.

        Now, you might think, well, not much new wind really, so there may not be much of a difference between the two CF averages. Well, not true in fact. The Nameplate when I started was 5301MW, and it’s now 9854MW, an increase of 4553MW, so it has almost doubled. (86% more)

        The 199 week CF is 30.15%
        The 52 week CF is 30.54%

        The lowest was in the mid 28s, and it went over 31% for one week. For the most part it has been at 29%, but for the last year or so, it’s bumped along just a tick over that 30% mark.

        FOUR YEARS ACTUAL DATA – and not just some best guess model!

        Usually at even the slightest mention of Capacity Factor the response is ….. beautiful plumage!

        Tony.

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          Graeme#4

          Thanks for the detailed response Tony – greatly appreciated. This is only one major error in the GenCost report – so far I’ve noted 17 errors, any one of which invalidates the report. And yet this is the report that Bowen is relying on for his information.

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      Honk R Smith

      But Davos is in the NH.
      With the important people.
      Maybe the SH is trending colder, but the UK is hotter than ever.
      So the consensus is warming.
      Remember, consensus is two wolves and a sheep deciding on what’s for dinner.
      Plus, I think Oz is a bit of a long haul for personal jet aircraft.

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        Honk R Smith

        I’m sorry, I should correct that.
        Consensus is 97 wolves and 3 sheep deciding what’s for dinner.
        No wonder the wolves act a little crazy.

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        ozfred

        Well corporations treat their aircraft as “personal” and this company does a “good business trade” at that area, though not so much in the commercial aviation market.
        Oz is well within reach….. if you can afford one
        Range is listed as 8,600 mi; 13,900 km

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulfstream_G650/G700/G800

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      Ronin

      All QLDs heat has buggered off to the UK.

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        el+gordo

        Weather extremes in both hemispheres is a sign of global cooling.

        We know a meandering jet stream is responsible.

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    John Connor II

    FOI Request Reveals a List of Adverse Events Following COVID-19 Vaccination in Canada

    Safe and Effective

    https://lionessofjudah.substack.com/p/foi-request-reveals-a-list-of-adverse

    Shakes head..

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    David Maddison

    The Left/Elites want to return us to Year Zero.

    In Australia’s case, we would return to the technological level Australia was at before 1770 in which case only about 300,000 people could be supported with an extremely short life span.

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    David Maddison

    Remember back in the day when the only threat to the planet, and it was never likely to happen, was Mutually Assured Destruction.

    Now we have the very real threat of the Left/Elites shutting down the electricity supply and the food supply.

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    David Maddison

    The Greens are going to order 3000 solar powered buses for Melbournistan.

    Fancy that….

    https://greens.org.au/vic/news/thousands-solar-powered-buses-kickstart-clean-transport-revolution

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    another ian

    FWIW

    “33 Dead & Sick Friends Since Our Wedding Only 8 Months Ago
    All 33 vaxxed. A “vaccine death & disease cluster.” ”

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/07/33-dead-sick-friends-our-wedding-only-8-months-ago-wayne-allyn-root/

    Via SDA

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    another ian

    “World’s genius leadership – including Albanese, Andrews & Biden airing their abject ignorance on Covid vaccination”

    https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/07/worlds-genius-leadership-including-albanese-andrews-biden-airing-their-abject-ignorance-on-covid-vac.html

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    David Maddison

    MASSIVE SCIENTIFIC / MEDICAL FRAUD

    A seminal paper on beta amyloid protein and it’s supposed role in Alzheimer’s disease which was published 16 years ago and which was the basis of thousands of papers and billions of dollars of research was fraudulent.

    See:

    https://youtu.be/scC2ElT3jO8

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    Saighdear

    Got my Satellite system 1/2 working again. !!!! ….. is that what they’re saying in Germany ? Have to laugh at them. ‘…. at war with Russia aka Putin, and its Putin’s fault that they have LESS gas. No word about the “corrupt ?” deals made by Merkel et al. However, my point is: when WE were at war with Germany, did we not supply them with fuel and fertiliser and food and spare parts ? WHAT PLANET are these plonkers on ( same for our own Journos singing off that same hymn sheet – and it’s not Handel’s or Wagner’s Messiah etc.) ? The EU energy ministers are shredding their collective knickers this now. wouldn’t like to see how much water is being used to flush their system after this wringing.
    Now it seems that we in Europe and then the rest of the world ( western ?) are led by the German influence on a lot more of what we do than we realise…., currently all this Eco rubbish coming from them in Europe or their diaspora in the US. …. NO ? But then look at this: ( I was watching a Docu last night – travelling down the River ELBE from Source to sea ….. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=german+plague+of+rakoons+and+crabs&t=opera&ia=web and we crawl to them ? Reading comments yesterday on some related Blog like this, we should be LAUGHING at the idiots for what they do. Just hearing LIVE on their news from Brussels – THeir Energy Minister – a Greenie, tells us thatthey have the old disease again – Cannot agree on anything within the EU. Some were still mask wearing, most been vaccinated – but for this ailment ? Time to Laugh again. Glad we’re out.

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    David Maddison

    Rebel News Canada video:

    “The Elites want us to eat bugs”

    https://youtu.be/VXfB-p0UYPw

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    TdeF

    This morning’s Australian Business Review. Top story.

    POLLUTION STANDARD NEEDED TO ACCELERATE ELECTRIC VEHICLE TAKE-UP.

    It could not get clearer. I did not think I would ever read it. Carbon Dioxide is officially POLLUTION. By no less than the lead spewing, sulphur belching, nitrous oxide spreading, smog making, city eating car industry. Industrial grade pollution. A curse on humanity. An evil industrial gas. As if the steel and aluminum and metals including lithium used to make every car including electric cars are not the result of removing oxygen from oxides with carbon! We now have righteous environmentalist car makers. That’s like Hollywood claiming they knew nothing about Harvey Weinstein’s casting couch, as they have done. Such innocence.

    Worse and on the front page old fashioned communist Adam Bandt with no interest in anything Green, except for political power, will not accept 43% reduction in CO2 output. Another case of righteous indignation. And he speaks on behalf of the people against everything because they know better.

    Which is odd as the entire CO2 output of Australia of 414 Million tons is only comparable to 1.42 Billion Chinese people breathing out. But the Chinese who produce 57% of all CO2 are exempt from Bandt’s rage as they are good communists. Friends of Dictator Dan too and their Belt and Road generosity as long as we keep all our resources in the ground.

    But I never thought it would get to the day that governments taxed breath. I was wrong.

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      TdeF

      Without CO2, humans would stop breathing within minutes. It is necessary to stimulate breathing. Without CO2, plants would quickly die and there would be no life on earth. But after the great ecological and pollution battles of the 20th century, the battles to save the whales, to stop atmospheric nuclear testing, the battles against heavy metals in our environment, the battles for hygeine and clean water, the new super breed of activist ecologists has decided that CO2 must be wiped out or at least buried. I think it was a mistake to label such people scientists. Artists more. Of the wrong type.

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        TdeF

        And why is CO2 pollution? It’s complicated but something about rapid global warming over the last 34 years. I would just like to know where. Oh, that hot measurement at Heathrow last week? And a picture of a fire somewhere else. There goes the planet.

        It would be hilarious if they weren’t serious.

        And I note that everyone points to the world temperature in 1860 not to the zero increase in the last decade. Now remind me, who measured the world temperature in 1860? Medical thermometers were not invented until 1867. And there were not a lot of thermometers in Africa or Australia or South America or even South of the equator. And our Federal BOM hasn’t bothered to digitize the state records prior to 1909 so who knows?

        Let’s just shut everything down. And ask the Chinese to stop using so much coal and iron? Or would that be provocative? Probably so it’s better we punish ourselves.

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        Kalm Keith

        “Without CO2″”

        The outline of submarine training by Rereke W is interesting.

        High pressure environments like submarines seem to require different conditions to low pressure situations like climbing to the top of Everest.

        https://joannenova.com.au/2014/11/fact-checking-the-abc-the-big-lie-about-the-worlds-scientists/#comment-1610091

        Summary;

        The brain controls the breathing by monitoring CO2 levels in the bloodstream.
        Importantly there is minimum level of CO2 needed to trigger the next breath.

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          Ted1.

          Interesting looking at that blog to see Rereke in November 2014 calling for greater transparency.

          Some things never change.

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    CHRIS

    We are dealing with ignorance in the Climate Change debate. I have asked several people what they understand about CO2 levels. They all stated that the burning of fossil fuels is the sole cause of it. When I tried to state that, before the Industrial Revolution, there was CO2 in the atmosphere (270ppm), they laughed. We are dealing with an indoctrinated population that does not understand the “Science”.

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      Curious George

      Look at your lunch plate. Everything except water, salt, and bones came there via CO2.

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      TdeF

      Ignorance? More indoctrination by repetition.

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      el+gordo

      ‘We are dealing with an indoctrinated population that does not understand the “Science”.

      That is true, so how to turn the situation around?

      I’m focussed on imminent global cooling and ignoring CO2 as a debating point.

      Marine heatwave in the Pacific is strengthening.

      https://climateimpactcompany.com/daily-feature-warm-blob-nep22a-and-the-u-s-pattern-2/

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        TdeF

        I flinch when Science is discussed as ‘the’ science. I had never heard ‘the’ before science until this fake science appeared. It’s a way of compartmentalizing science as a religion, a belief structure, a set of tenets held often without proof. That is exactly what it is not. Science is a way of explaining the world based on known facts and with explanations which match the known results. You start with what you know without question to be demonstrably true. This is rational science, backed up every step of the way with indisputable proofs. Everything else is religion. And with real science you have predictions which confirm truth. Every single prediction of so called ‘Climate Science’ has been wrong. It is not even based on meteorology but a fantasy of Carbon Dioxide heating and before that man made Carbon dioxide levels. All unproven.

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          el+gordo

          In the minds of the general public the scientific high priests are beyond reproach. A decade without a strong El Nino should keep world temperatures low.

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    another ian

    “Dear Canadian Agriculture”

    “As you are now well aware the Trudeau government has plans to drastically cut back the use of fertilizer in Canada. Yesterday Kate pointed out that this plan goes beyond any so called climate crisis. What they really want is your land.”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/07/26/dear-canadian-agriculture/

    That yesterday’s item here

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/07/25/war-on-agriculture-6/

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    another ian

    Medicine under the microscope

    “How Many Frauds Do You Permit?”

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=246457

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    OldOzzie

    THREE WORDS THAT MAKE NAVIGATION EASY

    A free app converts navigation points into simple three word codes

    You may not know it, but the piece of real estate you’re sitting in has a unique three-word code, developed for a free app called ‘what3words’.

    The what3words concept is simply brilliant, but it must have been a mammoth task to set it up. The entire globe, including the oceans, has been grid-mapped into 57 trillion squares.

    All those squares have English names and English is the universal search and rescue language, meaning that an ocean location is easy to find by emergency authorities. The land-mass squares are named in 26 languages, as well as in English.

    The what3words system uses a proprietary algorithm in combination with a limited database, meaning that the core technology is contained within a file around 10MB in size.

    As the system relies on a fixed algorithm, not a large database of every location on earth, it works on devices with limited storage and no internet connection. The encoding is permanently fixed and unchangeable.

    That code can be input into a navigation device or mobile phone, allowing easy location, without the driver’s need for a detailed address and access instructions.

    Because the what3words grid of the entire world is made up of three-metre by three-metre squares, each with its own combination of three words, it’s possible to define any point to a nine-square-metre plot.

    Finally, some vehicle makers are installing the app in their vehicle’s navigation systems, so we’ll see wider use of this brilliant system.

    https://what3words.com/

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    el+gordo

    CSIRO puts a figure on weather extremes.

    ‘The CSIRO’s decadal megatrends report, published today, warns that extreme weather caused by climate change will cost the country more than $39 billion annually by 2050.’ (ABC)

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    OldOzzie

    Bit of Car Tech for Rev Heads

    4WD MODIFICATIONS – TECH TORQUE

    If you want to know how ESC works, what a nanotube is, who Ackroyd was or why Australia will grow its own fuel – it’s all here.

    and

    BLANK SHEET, BLANK CHECK? —

    We test an electric Mercedes that can go 747 miles on a single charge

    Mercedes-Benz built the Vision EQXX for ultimate efficiency.

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    OldOzzie

    Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain

    I consider that ‘acknowledgement of country’ perpetuates racial division in Australia.

    Like many non-indigenous Australians, I consider this country belongs to me as much it does belong to any other Australian, indigenous or otherwise.

    From this point forward, I will refuse to acknowledge country in the Senate.

    I do not accept that acknowledgement of country is any sort of indigenous Australian tradition, given that at most it has only been in use for the past 25 years (and in Parliament only 12 years).

    What is more, woke virtue-signallers continue with their politics of racial division by demanding the Aboriginal flag be displayed in the Senate chamber. Parliament is the people’s house. It is there to represent all Australians equally, regardless of their racial heritage.

    When Australians – indigenous or otherwise – are struggling with real issues like the rising cost of living and energy shortages, woke virtue-signallers continue to waste our time and money with token gesturers that do nothing to address indigenous disadvantage or close the gaps.

    Contact your state’s senators and your local MPs to let them know what you think about your Parliament being highjacked as a platform for racial division!

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    robert rosicka

    Company called Sunpower are spruiking a 40 year warranty (yes 40 years) on their solar panels , I call bs .

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    el+gordo

    Parliament Resumes

    ‘Looking at the chamber, Labor and the crossbench is masked up – but once again, there is barely a mask to be seen on the Coalition’s opposition benches.

    ‘I’m not sure you could say it is anything other than a deliberate statement at this point.’ (Guardian)

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    OldOzzie

    Gurgel, the weirdest car maker you’ve probably never heard of

    Brazilian carmaker Gurgel gave the world some of the most straight-edged and quirkiest car designs you’ve never (probably) heard of.

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      Zane

      You’re right, I had never heard of them, but the name alone of the make, Gurgel, does not inspire much confidence. 😃

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    another ian

    “The Canadian Fertilizer Ban”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMG4kuEN_kM&t=26s

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    OldOzzie

    Tom says: – July 28, 2022 at 9:42 am

    As suggested above, Peta Credlin’s weekly Paywallian column is a ripper:

    The word mother is more than a mere descriptor; it’s a word that holds profound significance for my sex. As someone who tried for many years to be mother, I know not every mother gave birth to the child they raise, just as I know mothers who mourn the loss of their identity after the death of a child, which is why those who make these decisions need to understand the depth of feeling women have about the language used to describe us and its obliteration in the name of inclusion.

    This is deeply personal to voice in print even now, but I can’t imagine a more wonderful title to have than mother and that’s perhaps why I object so much to it being stripped away by activists, faceless bureaucrats and ultimately gutless politicians, even though it will never be mine.

    Whether it’s footballers who can’t play because they don’t subscribe to LGBTQ pride or the cancellation of women to avoid transphobia, the risk is increasingly mandatory, politically correct, groupthink – with dissent possible at first – but ultimately compulsory for anyone who wants to participate fully in modern Australia.

    Cry my beloved country.

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