Elmer and the Bureaucrats. (M4GW)
It is 7pm on a cold, still night in the city which boasts “100% Green Energy”. Thousands of electric cars are plugged into chargers; electric lights, heaters and TVs are running; electric stoves are cooking dinner, electric trains and lifts are moving late commuters and early revellers, and the pubs and clubs are busy.
The hills bristle with turbines, but there is no wind and not one is turning. Every roof is covered with solar panels, but there is no sunshine and the panels are fast asleep. The green city is facing peak electricity demand . . . on batteries.But for several days, clouds have shaded the solar panels and there has been no wind to turn the turbines - the battalions of batteries are running out of juice. One by one they drop out. The street lights fade and the city goes dark.
There is a heavy ideological content, often accompanied by financial incentive, in the program for moving toward so-called “Green” modes of transportation. These involve costs which generally are not openly publicized or often not even considered by some of these enthusiasts and/or demagogues, and freedom of choice in movement is usually a victim of these centrist programs which typically include increasingly exclusive schemes for mass transport by prescribed conditions and routes.
I believe that there is good reason to suspect that especially militant proponents of such schemes are at least as motivated by envy and hatred of human freedom as they are about responsible use of the earth’s resources. They probably feel empowered to the extent that they are able to control the actions of other citizens. This is the “Will-to-Power” in action and manifests as domination and control by intimidation through rampant legalism inspired by equalitarian dogma and which goes far beyond realistic practical considerations of necessity and provides a weapon for ideological tyrants who conjure apocalyptic visions of universal scarcity and disaster to terrorize their victims into submission.
Journalist Matt Ridley has wisely cautioned his readers to reconsider The Great Plan being pushed in his country and so many other countries, that of closing down coal-fired furnaces and converting to wind farms, solar panels -- electric cars.
The headlines read: “The state risks locking in the wrong technology too early” by Matt Ridley www.rationaloptimist.com- Blog He also asks: How much carbon dioxide goes into an electric car?
I understand that if I ‘doctored’ the books of a company I would/could be charged with fraud… it is a criminal offence. But what about the ‘doctoring’ of weather details by the Bureau of Meteorology, a taxpayer funded institution? It seems that doesn’t count as a fraud.
Do listen to Alan Jones’ interviewing Dr. Jennifer Marohasy on the ‘doctoring’ of the weather temperature details…. Appalling! http://www.2gb.com/podcast/dr-jennifer-marohasy/
Dr Finkel, grandly titled as “Australia’s Chief Scientist”, was paid by tax payers to produce:“A Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market”.This report has been studied and is rated “FAIL”.
It Fails in Science It Fails Electricity Consumers It Fails Australia But Green Energy Promotors are Delighted.
A timely news item from Breitbart News, 12 Jul 2017. It provides a backdrop for Bernard Gaynor’s comments on US President Donald Trump’s recent warning to the West. Having children is a “lifestyle choice” to be discouraged among young people in developed nations and is bad for the planet, according to a new paper trailed positively by the British left-wing Guardian newspaper.Source: http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/12/guardian-save-the-planet-have-fewer-children/
Reporting a new Swedish-Canadian study promoting reducing the number of children born and seeking to target anti-child messages towards adolescents, Britain’s Guardian newspaper has played up the findings, labelling the “true impacts” of having a family as “lifestyle choices”, and asking the question of readers “Can you bring yourself to have one fewer of these?”. “The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions”, published in Environmental Research Letters, is a new study by Seth Wynes of the Centre for Sustainability Studies, Lund University, Sweden, and Kimberly A Nicholas of the University of British Columbia, Canada.
It has been announced on Sky News the NSW government will protect the Liverpool Plains from destructive mining – but only after the folk of the fertile farmland in northern NSW fought for it! It has been protected from mining by a foreign-owned (Chinese communist government owned…ed) coal company but critics say the state government’s intervention doesn’t go far enough with ridge lands still at risk. The Berejiklian government on Wednesday, 12 July announced it would refund $262 million to Shenhua Watermark to buy back more than half of a coal exploration licence in the Liverpool Plains region…
NSW Energy Minister Don Harwin says mining activity will now be restricted to the ridge lands to protect the region’s fertile black soils. Former local farmer Tim Duddy says the government’s decision is a step in the right direction. ‘It’s not the silver bullet but it’s the start of one arriving,’ he told ABC Radio. ‘This is about agriculture versus mining and it is an illustration that in some spaces they are not compatible’… The NSW Greens have made similar calls, arguing Wednesday’s decision doesn’t go far enough in protecting the region’s water table. ‘The idea that you can dig a 300-metre deep pit next to a flood plain and it will not impact on the water table is ridiculous,’ Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham said in a statement… An exploration licence for BHP’s mining project, also in the Liverpool Plains, was bought back by the state government last year. One does wonder where were the Greens during the skirmishes and the ensuing battles?
Source: Christopher Booker, Sunday Telegraph 6/7/2017 The EU has made silly mistakes with fishing, fire testing and vehicle emissions regulations.When, amid all the millions of words uttered about Grenfell, are we finally going to focus on the real cause of that fire? A comment on my column last week said that “only Booker could get a link between Grenfell, the EU and global warming into a single article”. But that is precisely the point. Without those two factors, the fire could never have happened.
As I had written, all this talk about “cladding” has been looking in wholly the wrong direction. The cause of the conflagration was less to do with the “rainscreen” cladding: it was the combination of 6 inches of combustible Celotex insulation foam behind it with a void creating a “chimney” effect, sending the flames roaring up the building.
Ergodan does his own climate maths — decides that the most significant inflatable cash cow has disappeared from the sky. The global climate suddenly looks clearer, and so Turkey pulls back from Paris accord:
Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination. Only possible outcome: Mann’s humiliation, defeat and likely criminal investigation in the U.S.
The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball is expected to instruct his British Columbia attorneys to trigger mandatory punitive court sanctions, including a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to commit climate data fraud. Mann’s imminent defeat is set to send shock waves worldwide within the climate science community as the outcome will be both a legal and scientific vindication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that climate scare stories are a “hoax.”
Ref: http://www.socialcredit.com.au/social-credit-angles/entry/82-the-futility-of-environmental-sentiment This weekend gone I was happy to sign a petition objecting to the Adani development in the Galilee basin, Queensland. The information given me at my local farmers market accurately reported on a number of concerns relevant to the Adani project. At the heart of the protest lay the concern about the environmental impacts of the mine. The commitment of those involved in these campaigns is admirable, and I sense that the public is increasingly receptive to environmental issues. However, in my view the strategy of the environmental movement is critically incomplete.
In 1918 a Scottish Engineer named Clifford Hugh Douglas wrote an article called The Delusion of Super Production1 for The English Review. In it he lay out a problem he had discovered with the functioning of the economic system.Having investigated more than a hundred companies he found that production costs always exceeded the money made available to workers, except in businesses going broke.
“Demand enough renewables and you might as well ban coal” cautions science writer Joanne Nova. Source http://joannenova.com.au/16 June 2017 There’s a lesson Australia needs to learn from South Australia. When intermittent renewables reach a certain percentage of daily average supply they make baseload power unfeasible. The situation develops into an impossible dead end that can only be solved with container-ships of cash.
The intermittent supply of wind and solar is the immoveable problem. It eats into the daily chart of the cheapest stable electricity supply — which is coal fired. Coal can’t be ramped in and out in minutes. It is a creature that runs best non-stop, efficiently, smoothly, at a high capacity factor (meaning it works best when it is producing around 90% of it’s design limit continuously).
It was in March 2012 the Institute of Historical Revisionism (IHR) wrote of “America’s Great, Flawed Ideology of Individualism” (March 21, 2012). Since that time the situation has only got worse and the American people struggle even more. This has all been brought to mind by the recent newspaper headlines of the latest bombing in Manchester United Kingdom and the reported death of 29 teenagers in the bomb-blast. At the time (2012) the IHR wrote:
“America’s ever more obvious cultural disintegration and social paralysis, and its erosion of national identity and purpose, are not minor or temporary problems, but are symptoms of a deep-rooted social-political illness and a systemic failure of the country’s democratic-capitalist system. In large measure, this sickness is the predictable, inevitable consequence of America’s basic ideology of “pursuit of happiness” individualism. A guiding outlook that was useful, and perhaps even necessary, in an earlier age is now a liability. The ideology laid out in the US Declaration of Independence greatly encouraged this country’s astonishing dynamism, growth, inventiveness and prosperity, especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But the core outlook that once contributed to this country’s development is incapable of sustaining a stable and healthy society. Especially in recent decades, America’s “pursuit of happiness” ideology has, inevitably and inexorably, been hastening our nation’s social-political dissolution and decline.”
SIR, Ben Goldsmith (Letters, May 4) claims that climate policies are not pushing up energy bills. He obviously is not aware that, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, subsidies for green energy will cost £9.1billion this year, and will rise to £14.3.billion by 2020. To that figure must be added £11 billion for the smart meter rollout. All of this must be paid for by consumers.
Mr. Goldsmith also claims that wind power, along with gas, is now the cheapest form of electricity. Could he explain why wind farms still require large subsidies, rather than competing on the open market? - - -Paul Homewood, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
We can’t blame Goldmann Sachs. It’s just good business. Ref: http://joannenova.com.au/2017/05/goldmann-sachs-bigger-than-fossil-fuel-in-the-climate-debate/Goldmann Sachs pours money into lefty causes and politicians of both stripes. The gifts to left-wing flagships like climate change and same-sex marriage buy protection from the anti-bank Occupy crowd. And climate propaganda is doubly useful — Goldmann Sachs can invest and profit from government largess. And these are very big biccies – -in 2009 Goldmann Sachs announced it would spend $150 billion on green energy by 2020.
The message to non-left causes is that if you want to get multimillion dollar philanthropic funds, mobilize people and march in the street. When Goldmann is afraid of what you might do against their bonuses or profits they might get interested in your cause too.
To the Herald Sun 4/5/17Fat cats need a diet As Australia's resources fat cats made the billionaires top 100 list again, I was reminded of Alaska which in 1976, nine years after oil was discovered, amended its Constitution to dedicate its yearly oil revenues, in part, to a state investment fund.Every person since 1982, a permanent fund dividend has been paid to every Alaskan men, woman and child in recognition of the ownership, in part, of its resources.From a 2008 high of $3269, in more recent years the PFD has been between $1000 and $1500 per person.
Similarly, following Norway's discovery of North Sea oil, Norway created the State Petroleum Fund in 1990. A substantial amount of oil profits, viewed as belonging to all Norwegians, has created a found balance of almost $60 billion. Unlike Alaska, however, always priority is to find community-wide benefits.Norway has a steady growth rate, almost no poverty, free health, free education (at all levels) and negligible unemployment. Workers enjoy eight weeks paid leave, liberal sick leave, three-year maternity leave and reliable and inexpensive day care. Creative part-time and tell communicating opportunities help keep women in the workforce.Sadly, I don't see the income from Australia's resources providing the same benefits – it just seems to be making the fat cats fatter.John Seaton, Prospect Vale, Tas.
Source: Global Research, April 18, 2017 In-depth Report: Nuclear War
“In the event of a nuclear war, there will be no chances, there will be no survivors – all will be obliterated… nuclear devastation is not science fiction – it is a matter of fact. The world now stands on the brink of the final abyss. Let us all resolve to take all possible practical steps to ensure that we do not, through our own folly, go over the edge.” Former First Sea Lord, Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) Strasbourg, 11 May 1979.”
Having recently designed and constructed a rainwater reticulation system for our home, we saw many instances of “designed obsolescence” which resulted in “environmental vandalism”. Perfectly functional components, which we still had from previous water projects, were no longer suitable, nor interchangeable with the new standard, so were rendered obsolete. Wall thicknesses of the pipes were also changed so they were also rendered obsolete. What a waste, and all because the financial system is inherently flawed and will not allow us, as the community, the ability to purchase what we make.The manufacturer reduces the life cycle of his products in order to sell more - whether we want them or not.
As others have said, the farmer grows a ton of potatoes but does not create the money needed to buy them. So it is with all manufacturers and producers.This policy of engineered obsolescence has been going on for a long time. Douglas wrote about it one hundred years ago in his books Economic Democracy, The Monopoly of Credit, and Social Credit, calling it "economic sabotage". In 1963 Jas. Guthrie wrote about it in his article Planned Obsolescence or the Death Date in The Social Crediter. In his article he makes reference to the well-documented book The Waste Makers (Pelican, 1963, First published in USA 1960). We present the article now for your interest.
Isn’t it about time that we had a financial system that worked for all Americans? The Social Credit proposals of the engineer, Clifford Hugh Douglas, explain the kind of monetary reform that needs to be implemented in order to fix our current dysfunctional debt system.
1. In economics, the common good consists in this: all of the members of a society are able to obtain the goods and services that they need to survive and flourish with the minimum consumption of material resources and of human labour.