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    The World is such a crazy place right now………………….

    “The latest models for the cover of Vogue are none other than Mr. and Mrs. Zelensky. The editors at Vogue actually permitted the president to wear his favorite green military-issued t-shirt that he parades around in daily like some cartoon character.

    “The Art of War” never mentioned posing for a high-end fashion magazine as a strategy. Times have changed. This is a strategic marketing move since he is begging Western politicians for billions of dollars. Volodymyr and Olena appear as young and trendy political celebrities who we should root for by turning a blind eye when our elected officials send them our money. There is no need to hold a vote or to question where the money is spent! They are the good guys!”

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/zelensky-from-war-torn-leader-to-high-fashion-model/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

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      Pauly

      There are plenty of stories of corruption coming out of Ukraine in the past. From puppet governments installed (forcibly or by rigged election) by the Russians, to the number of senior US politicians during the Obama presidency who took numerous trips to Ukraine for no apparent reason but became exceedingly wealthy from various “business interests”. Then there are the sordid tales of the family of the current US president, their business dealings, the investigation of corruption, bribery, hookers and drugs where the lead prosecutor for the state was suddenly sacked, not to mention US involvement in a P4 biological weapon research facility, now thoroughly documented but all “investigations quashed!

      Yes, the current President is new, and was never expected to win that election. And his country has been invaded by Russia because he refused to comply with a 2014 agreement that was reached after their last war with Russia. So his economy is collapsing (noting that Ukraine was still one of the poorest countries in the region) and he needs money to run his government and keep fighting against the Russian invasion.

      Has corruption magically disappeared? I don’t think so. Does one entire division of his army call themselves Nazis? I am sure they still do. But as a politician and a leader, you have to respect that he loves his country, and he has been willing to stay, fight and die for his country. He is a unifying force that has emboldened Ukrainian nationalism, has Jews, Muslims and Nazis fighting for the same cause, and has seen acts of courage and supreme sacrifice from its volunteer army that would make any general proud.

      Will democracy win? Will Ukraine regain control of its borders? And will it be able to achieve normalised relationships with Russia, noting centuries of shared culture, family ties and history? Who knows. But the international community should continue to support his struggle. Otherwise, we accept that bullies can take whatever they want, from anyone who can’t fight back. Until, one day, it’s our turn.

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        James

        Democracy and Ukraine do not belong in the same sentence. In Ukraine opposition parties are banned, the opposition leader is incarcerated. Media outlets that provide opinions differing to the current regime are shut down!

        The only country where I have ever been offered a copy of Mein Kampf is Ukraine, in the Maidan square in Kiev.

        Most of the country will end up part of Russia again, and will be better off for it!

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          TdeF

          Agreed. None of this is being reported. Ukraine for decades has been run as a violent Kleptocracy. It is the only place I have been threatened multiple times and by the police.

          A civil war has been raging in the Russian speaking Donbas and Crimea for a decade as the people want to go back to Russia where life is much better. They have always been Russians and do not want to be part of Ukraine so it is a long war of secession. Crimea was Russia until Kruschev inexplicably gifted it to Ukraine in the 1954. These people desperately wanted to go home.

          When Kosovo wanted to secede the US took the side of the majority Albanian muslims against Serbia and fought for their right to secede, if only because Serbian was backed by Russia. This anti Russian view is overwhelming and endlessly exploited by the US Democrats. China is ignored.

          Russia argues that it is being threatened by NATO, the US and of course Germany, France, the UK. This is self evident in the last 200 years. The 20 million losses in WWII, the majority civilians far exceed those of all other participants combined. It was a war of total extermination by the Germans and their allies. Hitler ordered all males in Stalingrad executed after victory.

          And you can include Eastern Countries like Hungary and Romania and Bulgaria and Finland who allied with Hitler and joined the invasion of Russia in WWII. The battle of Budapest was still raging when Germany surrendered.

          Everyone wants the collapse of Russia, the eternal enemy. And the same countries refuse to admit that allowing Ukraine or now Finland and Sweden to join NATO is an existential threat to Russia. The whole and only point of NATO is to fight Russia. It’s not some sort of happy trading club. The Crimean war in 1855 was a punitive war by the UK and France to try to break up Russia. And the empire of the Ottomans was broken up the same way, as in the 1919 Greek invasion of Turkey. And from Algeria to Syria, what a mess that has been since! The only stable democracy country which remains is Turkey.

          We do not want the Chinese army in the Solomons and the Russians do not want the Germans, British, French and American armies in Urkraine and Finland and Sweden and we think that is unreasonable? Remember when the Americans were putting missiles in Turkey and the Russians were putting missiles in Cuba?

          So behind all the human interest stories like Zelensky lies a brutal regime of thugs and Fascists who ensure that the Urainians are the second poorest people in all of Europe, after their neighbours, the Moldavans. And Zelensky’s freedom fighters have been shelling their own people in the Donbas for decade.

          And the US has been very active in this exploitation, including the Biden family. Even President Trump was impeached for a phone call when Biden as VP boasted of openly doing exactly what Trump did not do, openly threatening the Ukrainian government if they investigated his son’s boss. And why was Joe Biden given direct responsibility for Ukraine as American Vice President under Obama? Or is that a puzzle?

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            Dave in the States

            “And the US has been very active in this exploitation, including the Biden family.”

            Reminds me of FDR’s mishandling of the situations in East Asia circa the 1930’s, and his mother’s family’s exploitation of China going back generations.

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            another ian

            Around that area – Latest Pointman

            “PUTIN BEGINS TO PICK APART THE EU.”

            https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2022/07/29/putin-begins-to-pick-apart-the-eu/

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            Vene

            I agree on most of that you wrote, but not all of it. As a Finn there is one thing that keeps amazing me. Why is it so that when people hear Russia saying ‘I’m the victim’, people believes and accepts that just like that?

            Why, for example, Finland is considered ‘an existential threat’ Russia? That’s ridiculous. The problem with Russia have always been that, she doesn’t know where it begins and and where she ends. She has throughout her history kept testing her neighbours to find soft spots and weaknesses. Why Russia doesn’t just stay inside of her borders? It looks sometimes like she is on some kind of a mission. Is Germany a threat to the Netherlands? No, because Germany has accepted it’s borders and respects it’s neighbours.

            Finland is not yet a NATO member state. I don’t think there will be an american military base here, partly because we don’t want one here and secondly St Petersburg is too close. Finns and Novgorodians and later Russians have had dozens of smaller and bigger fights and wars between them in the last 800 – 1000 years. All that has teached us something and Russians too. But for us the lesson has been that like ‘don’t poke a bear and if you really need to, do it gently.’

            I’m off to wedding party soon so I will be offline. Russia and Putin has made many legitimate observations about the West, but every now and then she plays that victim-card. I just hope that people are more aware about that. Sometimes she just manipulates the West.

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              yarpos

              I can quite easily see how Russia could see a NATO member Finland as a threat. An independent Finland not so much. The victim card? but we all do as part of diplomatic argument I think. I guess with all the history you have with the Russians you see through their arguments.

              Been enjoying some Finnish drama shows lately. We watch a lot of TV from the broader Scandinavian region and enjoy the different humour and view of the world that comes through.

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            rowingboat

            Great post TdeF, thanks for the history lesson.

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            Kalm Keith

            Wow.

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          Hanrahan

          I tagged this onto the end of the last “unthreaded” so I’ll repeat the link, being topical.

          Cory Bernardi on Ukraine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEPWgMXut_8

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        MP

        FULL INTERVIEW with Yuri Bezmenov: The Four Stages of Ideological Subversion (1984)
        80 mins, but from 54 mins is for you.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yErKTVdETpw

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        Dennis

        One of the Russian propaganda releases was photographs of “Nazi-like” emblems painted on the side of Ukrainian military vehicles.

        The propaganda unit obviously hoped people would not know or check to discover that skull and crossbones based symbols have been used by military people for centuries in various designs, even the sailing ship pirates flag. And today it can be found in the Australian Defence Force, US and UK and many others.

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      yarpos

      It certainly says a lot about the intensity of his focus on the war in progress. Cant think of another war time leader , especially of a country under attack , setting aside time for a glossy fashion/”lifestyle” magazine item and photo shoot.

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      OldOzzie

      It seems only his previous supporters are buying this new pitch as the internet is fuming with calls of the Zelenskys being tone deaf, at best.

      Multi-millionaire Zelensky appears to be the everyday man when in reality he is extremely corrupt and wants the entire world to suffer alongside him. The average taxpayer funding his war efforts cannot afford a single item from Vogue, but the West is enamored with celebrity culture. Let us not forget that he appeared via video at the Grammys this year, surrounded by the rich and famous stars. The next generation of voters, who will be paying Zelensky’s debt, are influenced by these celebrities and magazines. Zelensky is using Western celebrity-obsessed culture to spin himself as the good guy, completely ignoring his unwillingness to hold peace talks or admit that he provoked this war.

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        OldOzzie

        Zelensky Told Americans That His Country Should Be More Important To Them Than Their Own – 29 JULY 2022

        It’s understandable why people would be offended by a foreign leader telling them to place his country’s interests above their own and to not care about inflation. It’s beyond disrespectful after they’ve already suffered enough to help him. Zelensky isn’t ever happy, however, unless he hears about more wealth being redistributed from Americans to Ukrainians.

        The megalomaniac leader of Ukraine told Americans that they should support his country more than their own, literally arguing that “inflation is nothing, COVID is nothing”, and that they should all continue sacrificing in order to help Kiev defeat Russia. This isn’t so-called “Russian propaganda” but a direct quote from the interview that Zelensky just gave to Piers Morgan. Americans will understandably be upset by it since he comes off as unappreciative of the tens of billions of dollars that they’ve given him.

        In the eyes of the Ukrainian leader, nothing is more important in the world than his country, and those who disagree are supposedly doing Russia’s bidding. Nobody is allowed to claim that their country should come first since Zelensky said that Ukraine is fighting for everyone. The problem, however, is that many people don’t think the same way. Even among those who support Kiev, they’re rightly more concerned about more immediate issues such as inflation, COVID, their families, and whatever else.

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        OldOzzie

        US Inflation Has Nothing To Do With Ukraine’s Suffering

        Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

        President Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky confirms severe inflation in United States of America still nothing with the sacrifice of the people Ukraine against aggression Russia.

        The statement was made by Zelensky in response to reports about the objections of the Americans because the Joe Biden government spent a lot of money to help Ukraine. The US itself is currently struggling against severe inflation in the country which has reached 9.1 percent since June.

        Zelensky also assessed that inflation in the US is far out of proportion to the suffering of the Ukrainian people who are facing Russian aggression.

        “Inflation is nothing, Covid-19 is nothing.

        “Aids coming (from the US and other countries) will certainly not be enough until the war is over and we win,” Zelensky said.

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        OldOzzie

        The Guardian – The rouble is soaring and Putin is stronger than ever – our sanctions have backfired

        Energy prices are rocketing, inflation is soaring and millions are being starved of grain. Surely Johnson knew this would happen?

        Western sanctions against Russia are the most ill-conceived and counterproductive policy in recent international history. Military aid to Ukraine is justified, but the economic war is ineffective against the regime in Moscow, and devastating for its unintended targets. World energy prices are rocketing, inflation is soaring, supply chains are chaotic and millions are being starved of gas, grain and fertiliser. Yet Vladimir Putin’s barbarity only escalates – as does his hold over his own people.

        To criticise western sanctions is close to anathema. Defence analysts are dumb on the subject. Strategy thinktanks are silent. Britain’s putative leaders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, compete in belligerent rhetoric, promising ever tougher sanctions without a word of purpose. Yet, hint at scepticism on the subject and you will be excoriated as “pro-Putin” and anti-Ukraine. Sanctions are the war cry of the west’s crusade.

        The reality of sanctions on Russia is that they invite retaliation. Putin is free to freeze Europe this winter. He has slashed supply from major pipelines such as Nord Stream 1 by up to 80%. World oil prices have surged and eastern Europe’s flow of wheat and other foodstuffs to Africa and Asia has been all but suspended.

        Britain’s domestic gas bills face tripling inside a year. The chief beneficiary is none other than Russia, whose energy exports to Asia have soared, driving its balance of payments into unprecedented surplus. The rouble is one of the world’s strongest currencies this year, having strengthened since January by nearly 50%. Moscow’s overseas assets have been frozen and its oligarchs have relocated their yachts, but there is no sign that Putin cares. He has no electorate to worry him.

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          yarpos

          This international community applying sanctions is a very small club living on past glories. They/we need to get used to the idea that influence has waned and they don’t run the world anymore. Like a bunch of retirees at a boozy lunch talking about how the problems of the world can be resolved.

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    Petros

    Presumably we are going to have shortages of German made products in the not too distant future. Various specific engineered products. This could be a massive problem.

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      James

      Correct. I use filtration products supplied from Germany for beverage production. I am going to add a UK based supplier now.

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        PADRE

        I am in UK at present and the energy outlook is very poor. Make the most of any UK produced products while you can.

        If only the political ‘leaders’ of Western nations, not utterly seduced by the the WEF, were prepared to ask two questions:
        – What proof is there that human emissions of CO2 actually affect the weather in any measurable way?
        – Why is China not censured for emitting CO2 until the cows come home; and (supplementary) how does China get away with being called a ‘developing nation’?

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          The CCP in China are hypocritical bullies. Here they are at the UN trying to nobble Australia’s plan to have Nuclear powered Subs. Meanwhile, they turn a blind eye to North Korea and Iran developing Nuclear weapons.

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          Pauly

          Padre,
          Your first question can actually be much broader. What proof is there that CO2 actually affects surface temperature in any measurable way?

          We have over 170 years of increasingly geographically distributed temperature data. Accurate atmospheric CO2 data goes back to 1958. So where is the first modern paper showing that CO2 changes drive surface temperature changes, relying only on the modern instrument record?

          When could it have been published? That depends on how much data was needed to confirm the climate “signal”. The climate baseline is identified as 30 years. Perhaps this first paper only needed 8, 15 or 30 years of data? In which case, it would have been published after 1966 or by 1988.

          To date, I’ve yet to find such a paper. What I have found is a number of papers that identify causality to operate in completely the opposite direction to what the IPCC requires to support AGW theory:

          On the Increased Rate of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Accumulation 1980–2008:
          https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1260/095830509789876772

          Warming Power of CO2 and H2O: Correlations with Temperature Changes:
          http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ijg.2010.13014

          Variations in atmospheric CO2 growth rates coupled with tropical temperature:
          https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.1219683110

          The phase relation between atmospheric carbon dioxide and global temperature, Humlum 2013
          https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257343053_The_phase_relation_between_atmospheric_carbon_dioxide_and_global_temperature

          Atmospheric Temperature and CO2: Hen-or-Egg Causality?
          https://www.mdpi.com/2413-4155/2/4/83

          On Spurious Causality, CO2, and Global Temperature:
          https://www.mdpi.com/2225-1146/9/3/33/htm

          Revisiting causality using stochastics: 1. Theory
          https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rspa.2021.0835

          Revisiting causality using stochastics: 2. Applications
          https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2021.0836

          The physical evidence simply doesn’t support AGW theory.

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            RickWill

            The root of the problem is deep seated. It will take decades before the failures of climate “science” are put to rest.

            Manabe’s acceptance of the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics for:

            Prize motivation: “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”

            Highlights how deep the departure from reality actually is.

            https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2021/manabe/facts/

            Manabe is to blame for all the insanity that links CO2 to global warming. He is the creator of the early computer models that hide all the unphysical claptrap embodied in climate models.

            It was only last year that his work was placed on the highest platform of honour. Truly sad times.

            The standoff between USA and China over Taiwan is more insanity. Pelosi going off to Taiwan is disgusting. US does not recognise Taiwan as a sovereign nation. There is no way this lunatic should visit Taiwan without an invitation/endorsement from the CCP. Could you imagine the uproar in the USA if Xi Jinping visited Alaska or Hawaii.

            If China and USA start hurtling nuclear missiles across the Pacific we may find CAGW is buried sooner than later. For now, it is as vibrant as ever. The new religion is winning.

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            Geoff Sherrington

            Pauly,
            The last 2 links to Koutsoyiannis papers are a fundamental development by showing that direction of causality is temperature changes cause GHG changes. Good stuff if you can handle the math. Geoff S

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            el+gordo

            The evidence is irrefutable, temperatures lead CO2.

            The EPICA Dome C ice core goes back 800,000 years and they discovered the start of the Holocene.

            ‘The data, covering the end of the last ice age, between 20,000 and 10,000 years ago, show that CO2 levels could have lagged behind rising global temperatures by as much as 1,400 years.’ (Scientific America)

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          David-of-Cooyal-in-Oz

          G’day Padre,
          I’ll attempt to give an answer to your second question:
          ” Why is China not censured for emitting CO2 until the cows come home? ”
          I reckon the possible questioners know full well that the Chinese know the “CO2 is evil” creed is crap (to copy a previous prime minister) and would be fearful that they – the Chinese – would throw back some western science to prove it.
          Cheers
          Dave B

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            yarpos

            and China can still play their “developing nation” card and kick the can down the road a few years, then make up something else (crisis, perfect storm etc)

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    MrGrimNasty

    Potential explosive medical research fraud, I first saw this on the NetZeroWatch Twitter ac.
    https://www.science.org/content/article/potential-fabrication-research-images-threatens-key-theory-alzheimers-disease

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    Lance

    How to build a wood gasifier, for those interested in such things.

    https://www.instructables.com/Power-in-the-Apocalypse-How-to-Build-a-Wood-Gasifi/

    Author of article is 15 yrs old. He does a very good job of it.

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    Lance

    105 manuals on various homesteading/survival topics. Link takes you to the first article in the tree, from whence one may scroll down.

    https://archive.org/details/homesteading-survival-manuals/101%20Practical%20Uses%20for%209%20essential%20oils/

    Some useful things in there. Interesting at the least.

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    Jojodogfacedboy

    Hmmm…
    What happens when you leave a country full of unexploded ordnance?

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/07/fire-fighting-with-bang.html

    Let’s just say, you wouldn’t want to be a firefighter there.

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      John Connor II

      Simple solution – copy Cambodia.

      Cambodia has large amounts of landmines which used to be a big problem in clearing.
      People are too slow.
      Dog can sniff them out (literally) But even a small dog weighs around 5kg which exceeds the 2kg trip weight so kaboom!.
      They elected to train large rats instead.
      Rats have a sense of smell around 5x better than dogs and they weigh less than the trip weight so even if they stand on top of a landmine no kaboom. 😇

      They’d be better than dogs in airports too but women just scream too much. 😄😄

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    It’s now a balmy -6°C in the Canberra bubble. Not a cloud in the sky, not even a whisper of wind. Where has all that retained heat gone?

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      Just aimed my IR thermometer up into the heavens and got a -46.8°C reply. That’s about the coldest I have come across, so the southern atmosphere is very clear.

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    A very good Article in the Weekend Australian by Bjorn Lomborg. As he writes and I quote regarding the rich world’s fossil fuel hypocrisy and Renewables –

    “This promised nirvana is a sham. The world’s rich would never accept off-grid renewable energy themselves – nor should the poor.”

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    another ian

    “‘It’s going to keep getting worse’: Australian pundit blasts Trudeau’s fertilizer cuts”

    https://thepostmillennial.com/its-going-to-keep-getting-worse-australian-pundit-blasts-trudeaus-fertilizer-cuts

    Via SDA

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    another ian

    “What The Future Holds for Our Climate Leaders”

    “The single most astounding universal failure of all jurisdictions pursuing Net Zero is the failure to pursue any sort of working prototype or demonstration project of a Net Zero electricity system before committing the entire jurisdiction to the project on the basis of a blank check to be paid by the taxpayers and ratepayers. ”

    More at

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/29/what-the-future-holds-for-our-climate-leaders/

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      Pauly

      Another Ian,
      Governments are not the only organisations interested in finding a solution. There are a number of large companies who have the financial capacity and sufficiently woke management to undertake their own research effort. Google is one such company.

      It began research into the use of renewables to power their data centres in 2007. Their program was named “RE<C". Five years later, that effort quietly came to an end. We only found out about Google's failure in 2014. Here is that story:
      https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/google-engineers-explain-why-they-stopped-rd-in-renewable-energy

      Their findings: “today’s renewable energy technologies simply won’t work”.

      Undaunted, Google kept investing, spending over $1Billion dollars into renewable energy research. One of their investments, DeepMind Energy, looked to use the power of Artificial Intelligence to deal with all the many problems renewables create on a grid. It too quietly ended at the end of 2019. Too expensive, and even AI couldn’t solve the problems:
      https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/17/climate-change-falls-down-the-agenda-at-ai-lab-deepmind.html

      The problem appears to be one of basic physics. As you point out, the lack of a well-documented end-state suggests to me that no one has a solution to this problem. Anywhere in the world.

      We are all being led up the garden path by woke advocates of the latest fad technology, all with their hands out demanding government largess.

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        Dave in the States

        “Finding solutions”

        That’s the problem: the very idea that we must find a solution to a problem which does not exist.

        We have abundant sources of energy: Coal, oil, gas, hydro, nuclear…

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      King Island is a sort of experiment with renewables. Whilst the weblinks that I viewed promote this as a 100% success I can find no up to date information as to whether this is the case.

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      Robber

      Here’s another proposal: The wave power generator experts say ‘proves ocean energy can work’ is already powering Australian homes
      Sitting off the King Island coast in Bass Strait, the unit — made by Melbourne company Wave Swell Energy — has been generating power for the island’s local energy grid for the past year.
      The company said the UniWave200 had made enough energy for 200 homes. The 200-kilowatt wave energy converter has no moving parts in the water and uses an oscillating water column design, which essentially mimics a natural blow hole. It cost $12 million.
      It’s not reported on the KI Energy dashboard. Current Island demand 1,800 kW, wind 60%, solar 1%, diesel 39%.

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        Graeme No.3

        Oh, that type. When I was in Orkney in 1977 one of the locals suggested I not stand too near the edge of a cliff near the water. When I asked he pointed out that the cliff occasionally lost a few feet as it collapsed into the surf below. He mentioned that there had been someone around there who was talking of installing a wave energy converter shaft inside the cliff. The waves smashing into the base of the cliff would drive air up the shaft, and suck it out as they retreated. He thought they might have to remove some of the rocks at the cliff base to improve the effect. When he was told that they were there from last year’s cliff face collapse he decided that the site wasn’t suitable after all. I did see a map showing how much the cliff had retreated in about 100 years and it was appreciable but, from memory, less than a kilometre .

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    another ian

    FWIW – for the covid file?

    “All patients presented with severe COVID-19 infection with most requiring mechanical ventilation due to severe hypoxia. After treatment with the protocol including hydroxyurea, all case study patients improved, mechanical ventilation was removed, and patients were discharged to a rehabilitation facility which was the hospital’s goal for patients presenting with severe illness.

    Since the original nine patients included in these clinical summaries were treated, an additional 46 patients have been treated using the same protocol bringing the total number of patients treated with the hydroxyurea protocol to 55. Again, all 55 patients were suffering from severe COVID-19 and had failed to respond to other treatments. Out of the 55 patients seen to date as of April 2021, 47 have made a full recovery and reverted back to pre-COVID respiratory status and eight failed to recover.”

    More at

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=246483

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    another ian

    “No, we can’t save the planet – it’ll do that on its own”

    Links to a salty George Carlin

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/07/no-we-cant-save-planet-itll-do-that-on.html

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    OldOzzie

    15% of American Adults diagnosed with new condition after Covid Vaccine, Zogby Survey Finds

    My friends at CHD had Zogby do a poll which found that 10% of Americans regret taking the vaccine.

    So that’s around 22M very unhappy customers in just America alone.

    10% buyer’s remorse isn’t rare at all.

    And of the 15% who had problems:

    21% blood clots

    19% heart attack

    18% liver damage

    17% leg clots/lung clots

    15% stroke

    Does that sound rare to you? So that means, for example, that 1 in 33 people who got the vaccine got blood clots. Did you know that?

    That’s not rare! That’s a train wreck:

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    OldOzzie

    lotocotisays:
    July 30, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Anyone still say that they’re not engineering a famine?

    Completely and totally unrelated.

    GOV.UK – Guidance – Apply for a lump sum payment to leave or retire from farming

    Check if you’re eligible for the Lump Sum Exit Scheme, what you need to do and how to apply.

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      John Connor II

      Anyone factored in the Tonga eruption global cloud band that encompasses Australia on food production?

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    Philip

    James Lovelock dies and no mention on an environmental science blog ?

    We are lucky James didn’t destroy the planet in his lifetime. He was an advocate for spraying aerosols into the upper atmosphere to stop the planet heating up. It is my view that geo engineering will actually be the end of the planet they’re all talking about.

    James did have some sense. He loathed wind and solar energy and virtue signalling environmental efforts like banning plastic bags and paying money to offset carbon use by planting trees.

    But in the end James is a fine example of a highly intelligent man failing on thinking. Proof that intelligence is not necessarily your friend, certainly not the silver bullet to solving all problems. As Thomas Sowell says, some of the most intelligent people have come up with the worst ideas.

    And by the way, we have until 2028 if we are lucky before climate “hits the fan” as James put it.

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    John Connor II

    Dr. Fauci said WHAT in 1999?

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=MjVVw841eUo&feature=youtu.be

    You don’t say. 😨😨
    How history comes back to bite you…

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    John Connor II

    The world is warming faster than the world

    https://twitter.com/Bozena15259009/status/1552398208755765249/photo/1

    Gotta love the dinosaur MSM and scinetists. 😉

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    KP

    “Standard Bank’s preemptively smart decision to end mandatory COVID-19 “vaccines” and offer re-employment to the dismissed staff who refused the jab opens a Pandora’s box for South Africa’s employers.

    The bank’s decision was no doubt partly driven by the recent findings of Commissioner Richard Byrne of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) that only legislated authority, not employers, can impose a mandatory vaccine policy and discriminate against those who refuse. ”

    “The fact that the unions have also just woken up to the injustice and perhaps harm done to some of their members by enforced vaccination, also does not help the employers’ cause. Nor a recent South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) statement that vaccine mandates by employers in the absence of national legislation are in breach of Section 36 of the Constitution.”

    It would be nice if the employers get well screwed in Court so the next time they will be more skeptical about rushing off to help the Govt.

    https://www.biznews.com/health/2022/07/25/big-business-vaccine-mandates

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    John Connor II

    Australian Excess Deaths continue to mount up.

    Today’s provisional mortality statistics from the Australian Bureau of statistics make for more depressing reading. After 2 years of radical and experimental mandatory public health policy to strive for “zero covid at all costs (but we’re not paying, obv)”…. Australia is now running at 15,572 excess deaths for the year above baseline (9% higher) and 8,308 excess deaths above the 5 year range. Before you ask, the majority of those deaths are from cancer and dementia (aka neglect). As of today, Australia is over 96% vaccinated (adults, i.e. those at risk of dying), and there are over 100 people a week listed as dying of COVID – and rising – making a mockery of those false promises made in 2021.

    Remember, many public health “experts” and decision makers have not treated a real patient in years. This democidal disaster is the result of giving them absolute power over individual rights “for your safety”. If this power is not removed from them and given back to the individual it is safe to assume that we can expect more of the same.

    https://arkmedic.substack.com/p/australian-excess-deaths-continue/

    Two links in the comments made interesting reading too:

    https://parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/paec/COVID-19_Inquiry/Tabled_Documents_Round_2/CBA_Covid_Gigi_Foster.pdf

    https://docs.iza.org/dp15294.pdf

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    John Connor II

    Top Doctor: ‘Unusual Cancers Are Spreading Rapidly among Jabbed Individuals’

    A top Swedish physician has warned that patients are now beginning to show symptoms of rare and unusual cancers following the Covid jab rollout.
    Dr. Ute Kruger is based at the regional hospital in Kalmar, Sweden. In a new interview with the Norwegian Association of Doctors and Health Workers, Dr. Kruger sounded the alarm at the disturbing rates of aggressive cancers she is now seeing.

    Dr. Kruger, who has worked in pathology for 25 years and 18 years in breast cancer diagnostics, has studied 8,000 autopsies and is now convinced of the link between vaccination and death, to say nothing of her conviction that many of her medical colleagues continue to deny these links.

    “The vaccines against Covid-19 appear to trigger fast-growing cancers, or porocarcinoma (a type of skin cancer) and also inflammatory conditions in the body, so-called auto-immune diseases,” said Dr. Kruger. “Maybe this cancer development is linked to the inflammatory conditions. I’ve talked to other pathologists who are seeing an increased number of tumors that were hardly ever seen before. I mean rare tumors, and that the number of cancer cases has increased in different organs.”

    https://rairfoundation.com/senior-physician-warns-aggressive-and-unusual-cancers-following-covid-vaccination-are-on-the-rise-in-sweden-video/

    As Doug Marcaida would say: “eet weel keel” 😆

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    John Connor II

    Jab To ‘Cure’ Heart Conditions That Cause ‘Sudden Death’ Could Soon Be Available

    Researchers are developing a “once-in-a-generation” jab that could “cure” genetic heart conditions that cause sudden death.

    Scientists say they hope that within just a few years a ‘cure’ injection that can be delivered to patients as a jab in the arm will be available.

    The hope is that within just a few years a “cure” injection can be delivered to patients as a jab in the arm, and could be used to prevent illness in family members who carry the same faulty gene.

    https://news.sky.com/story/jab-to-cure-genetic-heart-conditions-that-cause-sudden-death-could-be-just-a-few-years-away-12660998

    A “cure” for the wrong type of heart problem. 😉

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    John Connor II

    Company Is Planning ‘Real Life Jurassic Park’ With Woolly Mammoths Brought Back To Life…to fix climate change!

    In a bid to tackle climate change and maintain permafrost that contains harmful gasses, a company is looking to bring the woolly mammoth back to life.

    Despite going extinct 4,000 years ago, bioscience company Colossal is hoping to resurrect the woolly mammoth as they believe such creatures could help maintain permafrost in areas like Siberia by knocking down trees and creating natural grasslands.

    However there are those who have accused the company of “playing God” after all, they are quite literally creating life that has been dead for thousands of years.

    “Regardless of your philosophical or religious views, I think that wherever you fall on that spectrum, we can all agree that we have a duty to protect this planet,” Lamm pushed back, saying we have a “duty” to protect this planet.

    https://www.joe.co.uk/news/company-to-make-real-life-jurassic-park-complete-with-the-long-extinct-woolly-mammoth-350966

    Get your Velociraptors here:

    https://colossal.com/

    WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG? 😝😝😝

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    John Connor II

    Scientists believe cockroach milk could be one of the most nutritious foods in the world.

    Forget about chia seeds, goji berries or quinoa. Move over, almond milk. Cockroach milk may turn out to be the new superfood you’ll be raving about in the future.

    You’re reading this right. Cockroach milk.

    Time to leave your initial disgust behind and discover what this little creature can bring for your health.

    Scientists from the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India looked at the female Pacific beetle cockroach, the only one of its kind that gives birth to live young. She produces milk to feed her babies in the form of protein-dense crystals.

    When analyzing the milk, the scientists made an amazing discovery.

    The cockroach milk turned out to be one of the most nutritious substances in the world – to give you an example, it is four times richer in nutrients than good old cow’s milk.

    https://nomadrs.com/scientists-believe-cockroach-one-nutritious-foods-world/

    Now they’re just taking the p1zz…
    Stupid scientists.
    What’s next? Dogs milk?

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    Zane

    One YouTube channel which can be recommended for both young and old is that of Steve Wallis, a very affable Canadian chap who mostly specializes in videos where he ” stealth camps ” somewhere for a night – perhaps in the middle of a bushy roundabout, or in some woods beside a warehouse, or hidden behind a road sign, and the like. His content is strangely entertaining.

    Steve lives in Alberta where the climate is a long way from tropical. In one video he spent a night in the back of a U-Haul truck with only a portable propane heater and a sleeping bag. It was minus 40. The propane would barely burn.

    Now, let’s say the world does warm by 1.5C as the ” experts ” all assert it will unless we immediately switch to 100% renewables. The winter temperature in Alberta would rise from minus 40 to only minus 38.5. Break out the boardshorts!

    Not so long ago a town in Siberia recorded a winter low which was colder than the surface of Mars.

    Is any warming really an issue?

    Or is there another agenda at play here?

    😀

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    another ian

    This might have been posted before

    Founder of the Weather Channel says climate change is a hoax.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1549922559658848258

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    John Connor II

    Newly discovered chemical reactions could explain the origin of life.


    Exactly how non-living molecules sparked into life is one of the most puzzling mysteries of science. Now scientists at Scripps Research have discovered a new set of chemical reactions that can produce the building blocks of life out of materials thought to be common in the primordial soup of early Earth.

    The first lifeforms are thought to have arisen on Earth billions of years ago, from a nutrient-rich mixture often called the primordial soup. Essentially, the molecules contained within began to react with each other, thanks to some added energy like lightning strikes or hydrothermal vents, until they formed basic organic compounds, then amino acids, which can then link up into peptides and proteins and, eventually, living cells.

    For the new study, the Scripps scientists tinkered with their own primordial soup recipe, and discovered a new set of chemical reactions using relatively simple ingredients that were likely common on early Earth. All it takes is cyanide, ammonia, carbon dioxide and alpha-keto acids, and the team started seeing the soup producing amino acids.

    “We were expecting it to be quite difficult to figure this out, and it turned out to be even simpler than we had imagined,” said Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, lead author of the study. “If you mix only the keto acid, cyanide and ammonia, it just sits there. As soon as you add carbon dioxide, even trace amounts, the reaction picks up speed.”

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41557-022-00999-w

    Add the dreaded CO2 and …

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    John Connor II

    Amid spate of shootings, US House passes semi-automatic gun ban.

    The US House passed legislation to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide.

    Once banned in the US, high-powered firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon of choice among young men responsible for many of the most devastating mass shootings. But Congress allowed the restrictions first put in place in 1994 on the manufacture and sales of the weapons to expire a decade later, unable to muster the political support to counter the powerful gun lobby and reinstate the weapons ban.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/us-passes-semi-automatic-gun-ban-18-year-lapse-mass-shootings-1981674-2022-07-30

    They’d be better off canning the corrupt FBI and banning psychiatrist prescribed medications…

    Now, who was that mass shooter who shot 3 dozen people with a bolt action, back in the late 60’s I think?
    People kill people…

    In a recent poll around 30% of Americans said it was time to forcibly remove their corrupt government.

    Well I guess we’re about to see how many can actually walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

    P.S. Welcome to Australia guys. 😉

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      Zane

      It probably won’t pass the Senate.

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      yarpos

      I had this gun argument with a guy at lunch the other day. He wanted just this action. I asked him what he thought would change. He said people wont have access to those guns any more. I said what about the millions that are already out there. Blank look. I said those guns arent the major causes of deaths anyway just the high profile events events the MSM and politicians focus on (looking away from Chicago for example). Blank look. I said this will change exactly nothing in terms of shooting. He said “but you have to do something”

      Doesn’t matter it seems if the action is useful or not, you just have to be seen to be “doing something” and I guess in the usual US liberal way this will be seen by some as the path to incremental controls.

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    Kalm Keith

    Todays newspaper has editorial comment and an article about the closure, in Britain, of the Tavistock gender clinic.

    At last, twenty-five years after the truth was revealed about the biological basis of transgenderism, at last they have acknowledged it. How much anxiety and pain has been created by this monstrosity.

    This may be the start of the collapse of the LGBTIQR movement which sought fame and fortune over truth and rationality.

    The reason I mention this is because of the similarities of control mechanisms in the Global Warming and death by incineration due to CO2 levels thing, and more recently the Global Pandemic to end pandemics and multiJabbism.

    We must be more aware that “experts” may, in fact, be wearing invisible blindfolds when they are offering us important advice.

    If only the truth could be revealed about the CO2 evil/stupidity and some of the 458,069 pages of Pharmaceutical Data on the CV19 could be summarised down to three pages; or even just sixty nine would be workable.

    But, of course, before this can happen, we need workable political and legal systems.

    KK

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    MP

    They want to insert an aboriginal voice into the constitution, because if it’s in the constitution it cannot be silenced. Hiding under your bed for the last two and a half years Albo, because every one of you trash poli’s ignored our collective voices and the constitution.

    Muppet #2 on Sky.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgPCxQOgQHQ

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      yarpos

      Funny how selectively important the constitution is over time. Ignored one day, critical the next.

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    another ian

    Attention Tony in Oz

    Re HVAC in high rise buildings and intermittent electricity

    I’ve just seen a mention of what a lack of electricity does to the water supply in such buildings and also makes them unusable.

    Demonstrated in the Auckland blackout when the power cable was cut a few years ago.

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    another ian

    “The Bright Side of the Manchin/Schumer Climate Deal”

    “But the legislation also slashes the renewable energy tax credit by 80%, extends it to existing nuclear plants, and prohibits wind and solar development on federal land, or in federal waters, unless oil or gas lease sales have also been issued. As such, the legislation goes a long way toward doing what Manchin has long said he wanted to do, which is to level the playing field between all energy sources.”

    More at

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/29/the-bright-side-of-the-manchin-schumer-climate-deal/

    Maybe not “sold down the river” very far at all

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    MP

    The annual Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress comes to Australia in 2022. Brisbane will host the three-day conference between September 26 and September 28 in a hybrid face-to-face and online format. Registration is now open https://www.bien2022.com/registration.
    Register now for your free stuff.

    https://nexusnewsfeed.com/article/human-rights/bien-congress-comes-to-australia-in-september-2022

    And the short version of Yuri’s interview, referance to free stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvXwuZ-bok

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    MP

    Most of the government debt accumulated during COVID-19 came from lockdowns and other health restrictions designed to protect mainly older people who own most of the assets, such as property, he said.

    “There is an intergenerational equity layer,” Professor Breunig said.

    “Older people were most at risk at dying from COVID-19 and all this money we flooded into the economy has helped the asset holders who are typically older people.”

    “So putting a tax on assets that are mostly held by old people is fair.”

    https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/tax-landowners-to-repay-covid-19-debt-anu-study-says-20220729-p5b5kg

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      Another Ivory Tower so called Professor. So who ordered these lockdowns and health restrictions that didn’t work and added to Guv’ment (Taxpayer) debt? They are the ones that should repay the debt. And they should pay for all of the Businesses and lives that were ruined. Put that in your Professor pipe and smoke it. No PhD needed.

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        Kalm Keith

        Yes, that sort of thing is creepy.

        Trying to create generational conflict/resentment because the “old people” had such an easy life and modern youngsters are hard done by,, really??

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      yarpos

      I bet many will think this is a great idea, right up until they inherit those assets or buy their own after a lifetime of work and then get saddled with the taxes.

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    John Connor II

    ‘Greenhouse Gas Effect Does Not Exist,’ Says Swiss Physicist

    Hot on the heels of a German scientist publicly saying there is no such thing as the ‘greenhouse effect’, a Swiss physicist now says the same thing.

    Thomas Allmendinger, an independent Swiss physicist, has conducted a series of experiments published in peer-reviewed scientific journals that call into question the physical principles of the greenhouse gas theory.

    Allmendinger, an independent scholar educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, has dared to challenge the conventional politically correct climate dictum that CO2 is a greenhouse gas with unique global warming properties.

    In a series of articles published in scientific journals, Allmendinger has argued that his experimental research with the thermal absorption of infrared radiation (IR) has proved that “atmospheric trace gases such as carbon dioxide do not have any influence on the climate.”

    https://principia-scientific.com/greenhouse-gas-effect-does-not-exist-says-swiss-physicist/

    CO2 doesn’t trap heat for more than 0.1mSec anyway…

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      Philip

      Excellent read that one

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      Zane

      There is no roof over our planet so it cannot act as a greenhouse. This is not The Truman Show.

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      Kalm Keith

      This is something that has been known by any scientist who had The right education.

      The so called “greenhouse effect” can be shot down on a number of fronts, primarily;
      – quantitative analysis or
      – basic atomic physics or
      – atmospheric analysis.
      – orbital mechanics.

      The so called “models” are not proper models and are the basis for deceitful statements of belief. No science is involved.

      Further, the observations and conclusions that geology enables provides significant reason to focus elsewhere on the causes of variations in Earth’s “weather”.

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    el+gordo

    BoM’s Spring Outlook, a continuation of La Nina like conditions and average minimum temps forecast to be warmer.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/?

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    Philip

    http://21sci-tech.com/Articles%202007/GWHoaxBorn.pdf

    1975 Lovelock and Erlich. Where the global warming scam began

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    el+gordo

    Rotter gives Lomborg a serve over his Sri Lanka omission.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/29/bjorn-lomborg-on-sri-lanka-via-twitter/

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    Philip

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/07/27/rip-james-lovelock-the-former-climate-activist-who-admitted-he-was-wrong/

    Watts Up on Lovelock. Interesting comments and article. Can the real James Lovelock please stand up ?

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    Another success for Marxism –

    “Argentina’s economy has collapsed. Around 57% of adults in the nation are currently unemployed. The Socialist nation has programs in place to compensate, costing the country around $6 million daily. However, socialism no longer works when you run out of other people’s money. July’s inflation report showed an uptick over 60%.”

    Australia may well be next –

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/argentinas-economy-collapses/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=RSS

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      Philip

      I went to Argentina with my leftist stance on economics and the local people I stayed with were horrified, they lived in the results of it and detested socialism. I see they’re still not winning. I have since changed my tune.

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    Hanrahan

    Is it time to be scared, very scared?

    I am shocked at the rhetoric out of Beijing. Seems that during THE phone call Xi threatened Biden personally, has warships in Japanese waters and is threatening to shoot down Pelosi’s plane and any escorting fighters. The shooting of Arch Duke Ferdinand pales into insignificance.

    It matters nought which aircraft, if any, are splashed in any confrontation in Taiwan skies. If any fighter get’s a lock on an opposing aircraft that is a hostile act, there is no stepping back.

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      Philip

      Posturing.

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        Zane

        Xi Jinping’s only daughter was at Harvard for quite a few years. I believe she is back in China now but I’m not 100% certain.

        China knows just how powerful the US is. That of course doesn’t mean that something silly can’t happen.

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        Hanrahan

        Posturing? Maybe, maybe not.

        Remember Xi and the CCP don’t have real control over the PLA.

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      Philby

      Well at least if they terminate Pelosi it means she cannot become the President of the USA through default. A fact I am sure the majority of Americans would be happy with.

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      Peter C

      Die on our feet or live on our knees!

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      Hanrahan

      The plane thought to be carrying Nancy is in Hawaii.

      On flightradar24 it is SPAR19 on finals into Pearl.

      Is that its destination or just a pit stop for Nancy to get her act together?

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      el+gordo

      Brinkmanship.

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    Peter C

    Why I am Glad that the Liberals Lost

    I Just read an article on the Spectator by James Allen.
    He attended the Friedman Conference on Sydney 2 weeks ago and went to the session on “ Future of the Liberal Party” as did I. Amanda Stoker (senator QLD) and Tim Wilson (MP Goldstein, Vic), both lost their seats.
    They had 30 mins each yet neither of them mentioned the manifold failures of the Morrison government. We were imprisoned in our houses, masked and jabbed over and over. Morrison handed sovereignty to abusive State Premeirs and Health officials with no fiscal responsibilities with not a word of criticism of them and then ran up a trillion dollar debt.
    How could two Liberal MPs fail to even mention those things!

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      Kalm Keith

      I couldn’t stomach going to see them but I have bought Spectator and read that article.

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      Hanrahan

      Morrison had no constitutional power, but in spite of that you vote for the ones who DID have the power to mandate evil and exercised that power.

      Think about it.

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        Kalm Keith

        You exonerate the Morrison Government.

        Did they, or did they not supply the State Governments with large amounts of “funding” to give to business owners and workers who had lost income because of State Government CV19 restrictions on movement and interaction?

        That was not rational:
        the high rise lockdown incubators, the damage to families that can never be undone, the effective shutdown of small business, education and hospitals, in the name of the Covid Pandemic.

        Australia now has damaged infrastructure, monstrous national debt, and a stunned, cynical population who might think twice about putting their shoulders to the wheel in the future.

        Those photos of Dandrews and Morrison smiling and “working together” during the crisis confirm exactly what our President was up to; they were “all in this together”.

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        MP

        Whose job is it to uphold the Australian Constitution Dennis?
        Morrison had the constitution and failed, as he then failed.
        How do you know who voted for what, you got a one track mind locked into the two party system, left, right, left, right. That’s right if you didn’t vote Smirko it was a vote for labor.

        That dog had his day.

        You voted for more of the same.

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    another ian

    “Pay Attention To The Dutch Farmer Protests Because America Is Next”

    https://thefederalist.com/2022/07/29/pay-attention-to-the-dutch-farmer-protests-because-america-is-next/

    Via SDA

    And Oz better keep a bloody good eye out because “She’ll be right” mightn’t be

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    another ian

    “Dutch investors launch new marketing programme for NL: Tristate City”

    https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2017/10/dutch-investors-launch-new-marketing-programme-for-nl-tristate-city/

    Attention AD

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    CHRIS

    ScoMo has revealed his true colors since the Election…a religious zealot who knows nothing about the real situation challenging Australia. Always knew those Pentecosts were suss.

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      el+gordo

      ScoMo is hanging around with dubious company. God botherers are a worry.

      ‘The man hosting Scott Morrison’s Tokyo address is a Japanese sect leader who has published more than 220 self-help books and claims to have 50,000 devout followers, and whose political influence reaches across Australia, Asia and Europe.

      ‘Haruhisa Handa has three names, and degrees in economics, fine arts and Chinese classics. The scion of a family of sake brewers, he leads the Shinto-based religion World Mate, a sect formerly known as Powerful Cosmo Mate. Powerful Cosmo Mate settled sexual harassment allegations and had a tax evasion claim dismissed in the 1990s.’ (SMH)

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    Zane

    30,000 years ago elephants roamed Europe. I guess climate change from cavemen fires releasing CO2 finished them off. RIP, European elephants. You were the polar bears of your time. Shame Green Peas wasn’t around to protect you from extinction. But sometimes that’s how the cookie crumbles, eh.

    /s.

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      Philip

      The trolling seemed to have an impact on the MET guy too. Supports the argument we do need to be active on social media.

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        yarpos

        “Trolling” = anything I dont want to hear, anything that discloses bias or worse, anything not aligned with “the message”

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    John Connor II

    Mega Millions says the winner of $1.37 BILLION prize has NOT come forward and might not even know they scooped the second largest prize in history.

    One person in Illinois bought the winning $1.37 billion Mega Millions jackpot ticket, the second highest prize in history, with the ticket reportedly sold at the Speedy Café Speedway gas station, in Des Plaines
    Friday’s jackpot winner will have the option of receiving the $1.37 billion over the course of 29 years, or opt for a lump sum of $747.2 million in cash

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11064451/Mega-Millions-1-28B-jackpot-unclaimed-stores-reported-30-increase-sales.html

    Must check my ticket…

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    CHRIS

    Anyone heard of a new book just out called ” Hothouse Earth” by Bill McGuire (who is NOT a climatologist). I just read a preview of it in the Guardian (UK), and it is a very dangerous book, filling people’s heads with apocalyptic climate garbage. McGuire makes Tim Flannery look like an oil Sheikh.

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    CHRIS

    Just read that article concerning the UK Met. Serves them right. I wonder what would happen if next winter brings unprecedented cold temperatures to the UK. Our own BOM is not beyond pushing the boundaries of reality either.

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    Philip

    https://www.msn.com/en-au/travel/news/outback-in-bloom-as-floodwaters-travel-hundreds-of-kilometres-into-kati-thanda-lake-eyre/ar-AA108i4G?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=fbf6770a0f4e4783edfd0e2413c4698d

    Lake Eyre 80% full, wildlife explosion, cattle station flourishing. Enviro Professors contradict each other. One says it is proof of climate change, another says it is relief from the drought which was terrible and a result of climate change – these people can put a negative slant on anything. And they are completely unaware of their contradictions. How do they call themselves professors, such lazy infantile thought.

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    another ian

    “And here we go again”

    “Guest Post: thefrollickingmole – The New Year Zero Zealots”

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/07/31/guest-post-thefrolickingmole-the-new-year-zero-zealots/

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    another ian

    “Fake Experts and Phoney Scientific Methods”

    https://catallaxy-files.com/fake-experts-and-phoney-scientific-methods/

    Links to a video

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    MP

    Some facts.
    In 18 + years of war in Afghanistan the USA has lost 2,400 solders. In 18 months of Vaxxes the USA has 30’000 wounded souls.

    In 18 + years of war in Afghanistan the USA has 30,000 wounded soldiers. In 18 months of Vaxxes the USA has 1,300,000 wounded souls. https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/mortality.

    War, Safe and Effective.

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      MP

      Got that mucked up.

      Some facts.
      In 18 + years of war in Afghanistan the USA has lost 2,400 solders. In 18 months of Vaxxes the USA has lost 30’000 souls.

      In 18 + years of war in Afghanistan the USA has 30,000 wounded soldiers. In 18 months of Vaxxes the USA has 1,300,000 wounded souls. https://www.openvaers.com/covid-data/mortality.

      War, Safe and Effective.

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    MP

    The cashless debit card, wellfare is being handed to private corporations.

    Sky news couple of minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdiJSgNg3Kc

    A voice in our constitution, but no say in the matter.

    We are in a technocracy, multi nationals are running the country

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      Being handed? The former government originally gave it to a private company (indue). The current mob are looking at getting it under governement control, once the new legislation comes into affect in October.

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    Hanrahan

    Off topic a little but in six months Russia has lost, maybe, 35,000 dead. Rubbery figures.

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    robert rosicka

    If you’re a licensed firearms dealer in Victoriastan your books are checked very regularly and the slightest irregularities such as a missing firearm will see you in trouble with the licensing and registration division (LRD) and possible cancelling of your firearms dealers license . At least you will end up in court over a missing firearm . But if you lose over 100,000 firearms that are in your custody you would expect and rightly so for the police to step in immediately unless of course you are the police .

    https://parliament.vic.gov.au/council/questions-responses/database-current-parliament/details/53/17454?fbclid=IwAR2UqopxWaEBcwDH7baj0ylHaqOXASmUhron_FDixy2KbVOzuKb359h0Ffo

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      KP

      Slimy slippery corrupt little bastards… None of them could lie straight in bed! All this crap about truth and free speech and how wonderful democracy is, and that exchange instantly shows it to be rubbish! Parasites , all of them, MPs and public servants!

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    yarpos

    You don’t have to scratch much more than one layer down to find incompetence or corruption.

    Its like the Hotel Quarantine Royal Commission where we were supposed to believe VIC is run at the highest political and bureaucratic level without recording, minutes or diary notes at key meetings. “I dont recall” seems to cover it.

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    yarpos

    For those that like to bring up the King Island experiment. Here is another example from Hawaii.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/hawaii-electricity-prices-skyrocket-final-shipment-coal-arrives

    The replacement of coal plant with storage, and then scratching heads about charging it has echoes of the plans in NSW. It seems the ability to learn has left our species.

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    el+gordo

    Jennifer Marohasy takes a close look at this year’s supposed coral bleaching and reckons the view from a plane is misleading.

    https://jennifermarohasy.com/2022/07/there-are-none-so-blind-part-2-john-brewer-fact-check/

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    robert rosicka

    ABC questioning shonky scientific data about medical research ? What the ?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-02/allegations-of-scientific-fraud-alzheimers-research/101289780

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    yarpos

    OMG, I had enough to worry about now this

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/space/scientists-baffled-as-earth-spins-faster-than-usual-making-days-shorter/news-story/c2be2098ff2b10dc6d2d96a7a0867bce

    I think this relates to Jos article on record coal mining. If you lighten the Earth by 800 million tons each year , surely its going to spin faster.

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      robert rosicka

      Just seen it on Sky news and of course climate change was mentioned as one of the possible causes , have they no shame or credibility left and are going for broke .

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      Lucky

      The mass of material burnt does not disappear, it goes to the atmosphere, below ground to above ground, thus increasing earth’s rotational inertia.
      That would decrease the spin rate.

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