Category Archives: News and Views

Australian Liberty Alliance talking water at election meetings in the NSW Riverina

This is a good sign for those communities – we need Senators who will vote for water supplies to people and water for irrigation. Our pioneers taxed themselves to build dams for people and irrigation – not to waste on environmental flows. At the next election vote ALA 1 – then your selected right of centre groups such as Family First & DLP – then Govt candidates – then Labor – always put Greens last.
To see the election meetings notices you might have to paste the link into your browser. Or use my Senators…link.

New Zealand votes to keep the flag – slap in the face for trendies, elites and media

Being NZ born I take an interest in events across the ditch but understanding the results of the flag referendum last week is far from simple. There was a vote in November-December to select the design which ran against the current flag in voting over past weeks. From reading news starting almost a year ago the whole idea seemed to be driven by Prime Minister Key – a panel of VIP’s was assembled – many designs were looked at – five options were put to the first vote late in 2015 – there was much media backing for change – then the winner ran against the current flag this month.

Full size graphic. The NZ Herald justifiably says – Maori flag attitudes a puzzler – There was no support for the Koru design in the first referendum and Maori did not favour the silver fern this month. The All Blacks have possessed the silver fern symbol for a century or so which IMHO rules it out for the flag.

“Base Load power is now a myth” so say renewable energy enthusiasts

“Base load” power: a myth used to defend the fossil fuel industry – this article is linked at the bottom of the Nemwatch page where you can see in realtime the contribution of various electricity generation sources to the grid loads in the various States. I hope readers get in the habit of checking Nemwatch to see for themselves how often it is that wind power is near useless providing only 1 or 2% of our electricity. To check generation in WA use the WA AEMO page – best around.
So unless Australian electricity consumers will vote for common brown-outs and black-outs I can not see how you can avoid a large fossil fuel capacity that will keep generating when the wind does not blow. Late in the article there are statements about the Tasmanian power crisis that appear to me as flights of fancy.

New Zealand summer now described as “weird” – is this an improvement on the “mad” of last month

It is disgusting when weather does not obey the predictions of climate alarmists – NZ was to have a dry and hot El Nino summer so the authorities ordered. WeatherWatch analyst Philip Duncan says “It has been a weird summer, all the talk of El Nino hasn’t happened. It’s almost like La Nina, the complete opposite.” Last month NZ weather was mad. Facts are a massive prediction failure for the climate alarmist Govt climate authority NIWA.

Wildfire in wilderness should as a rule be left to burn itself out

Our firefighting efforts should be restricted to fires threatening people & communities. This news – Four of five NSW firefighters injured in truck rollover in north-west Tasmania released from hospital – makes me think we should not risk one hair on the head of a firefighter in fighting wilderness fires.
The Australian wilderness has evolved over millenia in conjunction with wildfire. Greens have beaten up these fires as unprecedented – even Google finds fires at Mawbanna in late Jan 1939

Antarctic blizzard drives Aurora Australis icebreaker aground at Mawson

All on board are reported safe and the ships hull undamaged – we trust it stays that way for all concerned. Most AAD research ever publicized seems to include claims such as – “which agrees with established global warming” – or “is in line with what is known about climate change”. Parameters might be a few marine temperatures or the length of a Penguins toenail.
So I figure this easterly blizzard also must be caused by GW – Is there any other climate regime it could have formed under?

The winds are weakening on – at 10pm on 24th winds were coloured yellow orange at Mawson. Also the Mawson webcam had the wind at 141kmh at 10pm on 24th – around 4am on 25th it was 96kmh and 7.30am 91kmh. Very nasty to try and get a ship off the hard. Aurora Australis webcam