Friday, November 29, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Are clues found everywhere? A cyclone (as in weather) is brewing on our northern shores. Why? It is very early for cyclones. The whole country is touched by thunder storms and a big storm has just hit so better shut down
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Higher temperatures. A humid steamy environment? Not just on the Paterson River but over the world. Just saying. A global protest is due on the beginning of repeal of carbon trading today. Unbelievable. No alternative policies. Even the Chairman of BHP Billiton says the company publicly advocated for policies such as carbon trading. Ian Dunlop, past CEO of energy giants has had a conversion and is seeking to join the board of BHP in London, today, to keep the board on task with his platform of radical climate action (as reported in SMH)
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
What if an Obama envoy had criticised Sri Lank's record on human rights? Would our guys get behind the criticism then? Do something notable. "world leaders meet in paradise" (sic)???
It was ill timed. Our self interested donation of a few runabouts to Sri Lanka. CHOGM became an opportunity to apply some pressure. Too much to expect.
Apart from our uncivilized measures to thwart the refugee how many national enemies are we making among certain groups of people who test the waters.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
An old tried and true drug is in short supply around the globe. Supplies are due, sourced from Germany, I read. Lots of 400 tablets were the usual number dispensed and maybe that is wasteful and led to the shortage although a dose may be 1 tablet to up round 10 tablets a day.
So, in some other instances where a vital replacement medication is of great importance there would be a problem if supplies failed. Such is life. eHealth to the rescue!
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Oh Lord, protect us from the zealotry of climate scientists, and deliver us from experts with their wacko, evidence - based thinking11am Sunday 17 November join SYDNEY DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION Prince Alfred Park. Be part of National day of climate action.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
It looked as though the long coal trains from Liverpool plains or where ever are assisted over the range by two extra locos on the end. But there was no sign of them here. They must have parted company prior to this point.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Melbourne Cup Day, Horse power and Raymond Loewy - who is today marked by Google who shows us a rakish steam locomotive designed by Loewy.
An old paper clipping found tucked away by a relative is of the then biggest and most powerful locomotive in the world completed at the Schenectady works of the Northern Pacific Railway, America. "It will develop 6000 horse power, and with tender will weigh approximately 1,100,000 lbs." On checking the 'net it could be said that this loco is a 2 8 8 4, with those two sets of eight driving wheels, possibly a Yellowstone type and Northern Pacific was the first to order one in 1928. Seemingly built by ALCO connected with New York Central rail. Rail was hugh and soon traversed most of America. Imagine the classic syle of vintage rail cars some of which had interiors also designed by Loewy. Another loco, Big Boy is a 4 8 8 4 with Union Pacific and must be well known and restored examples may be seen. Just imagine a behemoth 2 10 10 2 type of 1913. The last of such big examples of locos were probably built in Russia as late as 1955. Mallet, a Swiss engineer, developed the amazing articulated aspects where the first set of driving wheels were free to enable the loco to drive around curves. Yesterday, I came across what seems to be the same train as the photo in a baby's first picture book.