I guess the current showing is connected with the current vote for SSM.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Parody (clumsy) of Daily Telegraph columnists on Yes/No voters behaviour and SSM - more of the same for this blog.
Frequently it is observed that many climate change campaigners are the bullies and bigots they claim to oppose. No, that claim belongs to the deniers. Tim Flannery uses his scientific credentials of wide renown to relate the latest news of environmental issues. His fellow scientists who worked for official organisations have been released from their roles in climate studies by the federal government who acted in a shortsighted manner. These were regular workers not crooks or criminals. But their gallant efforts to inform the nation is usually strongly countered by the newspaper columnists of the Daily Telegraph.
Tim Flannery has a passion for the Australian environment and understands the consequences of our lifestyle. His 'crime' is to have our future at heart. Environmentalists are subjected to strong criticism and put on a par with criminals by columnists who have no credentials in science and who act as true bigots by spreading disinformation far and wide to stimulate an army of intolerant readers.
Who are the real villains? Is it the green activists who use a tiny bit of power to support environment issues without use of violence or personal attack. The big names should pick on someone their own size.
The real villains are those who manipulate information and print bigoted headlines and use their power to raise conflict. The real bullies are those who have no well-formed considered doubts and put the future of our planet at risk. They must drown-out all common sense notions and abuse the modest efforts of reasonable people. Support for the big end of town must be behind the commentary misrepresenting itself to the average reader.
Are the real bigots those columnists who do not produce a balanced opinion piece and rely on sick, outdated, backward opinion to exploit and use shock tactics to keep sales afloat safe in a conservative media company of the Murdoch clan. Right wing friends in the back benches or right wing Optus Dei members may be there in the background. To some of which, the environmentalist Pope must be like a red rag to a bull when he gets a hearing.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Yesterday as a first for this season was heard the monotonous repetitious call of a certain bird that can get a mention in the media in spring.
CLIMATE Our winter had temperatures and a lack of rain that broke the records. Same with rainfall in the flooded region in the US and the recent hurricanes where more records were broken.
That we have politicians that are climate deniers is staggering.
What is the nexus between conservatism, climate change denial, dead set against renewable energy, taking exercise, wearing budgie smugglers, Opus Die profile, vote no and messianic political pretencions? Haven't they heard their Pope is outspoken in support of action against Climate change. What does it take?
The nexus must be MONEY and more money. No matter what, profits must be made from fossil fuels -the oil and coal; profits from plundering the seas and marine parks; from excesses rather than sustainable processes and despite the hidden subsidies. Global profits are high stakes. No one can stand in the way.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
'A cri de coeur for our children'... Margaret Stead, Guardian.
Nature and crisis....Song bird ownership, trading and competition is a large undertaking in Indonesia. Forest birds are endangered. The forest goes silent.
The program, Earshot, on ABC Radio National, 11 Sep 2017, The Silent Forest, reveals more. The program is available on media if you are brave enough.
I made an effort to be aware of bird life in Indonesia and while some were seen many a time it slipped my memory but no big numbers were there like in those instances where we have to use spikes to discourage them nesting on the front of city buildings or where they will literally steal food as you are about to take a bite. By and large, city birds are a different matter to wild birds.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Werewolves..... are stirring......
Power supply. I might be prepared to turn off the power supply at night in peak summer hours if there was a good financial reward. Tho it would be worth a lot to me.
There is never much emphasis put on reduction of household demand, just cutting back, turning off some lights etc. We could be made much more aware of saving power.