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Tuesday, 12th December 2017

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MODELLING MADNESS

... in the eye of the beholder

Complex computer models are continually being used to generate incessant alarms about the future for our environment and resources; climate, weather, minerals, oil, food, water, pollution and the oceans. Every year the computers get more expensive, and the models more complex, but their doomsday forecasts still fail.


TONY RIPS OFF ANOTHER ONE!

I may be a conservative at heart but fair dinkum this Coalition kite-flying is giving me vertigo. A “deficit levy" now? Does Tony Abbott want us to financially remember the pain of Labor’s profligacy next time we vote? How about you blokes in Government feel a little of the pain yourselves? How about a bit of pruning at the top... we’re struggling down here!


CLIVE WILL SUE CAMPBELL... get in the queue Clive



ARE WE IN DEBT $650 BILLION?

Well sort of, but we are owed $580 billion. What Joe Hockey is trying to tell us ain’t necessarily so. As I have said before here, when talking Labor’s debt you’re talking a length of string.


A SAND ISLAND CALLED FRASER

I don't know about you but I am getting heartily sick of old PMs jibing away from the sidelines. Not content with writing volume five of their memoirs or living off their ill-gotten gains, they feel it is their God given right to maintain a running commentary from the bleacher


THE ANZAC ON THE WALL

I wandered thru a country town, 'cos I had some time to spare, And went into an antique shop to see what was in there. Old Bikes and pumps and kero lamps, but hidden by it all, A photo of a soldier boy – an Anzac on the Wall.


Dear Mr Palmer,

You are such a cuddly man...and you can sing too! My Dad says you should get a band. A lap band I think he said, so you’re probably good at lap dancing too!


I'D HAVE PUT A FOOT THROUGH MY RADIO...

but I was driving at the time

Here's the thing. Listening to the radio today on my way home from the city and some clown comes on talking about the disgusting conditions at Manus Island. 'The gates of hell' I think he said it was. Whether this bloke is a Greens or Labor plant I have no idea, but his language suggests he might be.


BOYS' TOYS A PART OF DEFENCE'S TESTOSTERONE 'CULTURE'

Australian Air Force commanders have long opposed the acquisition of UAVs, explaining, “...they will put top gun pilots out of a job and threaten RAAF culture.” Hmmm, “culture” being the operative word meaning, at least to me, testosterone does play a part in these lethal boys’ toys.


CLIVE THE CLOWN TRIES TO PLAY A GAME OF BRINKMANSHIP

Tony Abbott’s “Direct Action” policy is no more than a sop to the diminishing number of voters who still believe we are causing the globe to warm. Let’s get this straight, Tony Abbott puts global warming in the same category as Hansel and Gretel, as do politicians from both sides with an IQ above their boot size.


Weather Vs Climate

The weather at any spot is usually defined by max/min temperatures, humidity, precipitation and wind strength/direction. Weather varies hourly, daily, season-to-season and place-to-place. These weather measurements at any place can be averaged over various time periods.


Urban war zones Fairfax won't cover...



ISLAM TRAINS ITS SIGHTS ON SCHOOLS

All three of the UK’s major Parties have expressed alarm at a letter circulating among 25 of Birmingham’s schools: "We have an obligation to our children to fulfil our roles and ensure these schools are run on Islamic principles. We are on our way to getting rid of even more head teachers and taking over their schools."



BADGERYS IS AN ABBOTT NBN MOMENT

There is good reason a second airport for Sydney has remained on ice for over 40 years... it’s a hot potato not even Neville Wran or Bob Hawke wanted on their headstones. Now it will be engraved on Tony Abbott’s and his wish to be known as an “infrastructure Prime Minister” will be complete. But he will be sitting in his wheel chair in an aged home wishing he had never thought of it


AN EASTER TALE

Pictured is a stone altar within the Vatican walls, the room is called a “meditation area”, but you have to wonder what tales that ancient block of stone could tell. [CORRECTION: The altar shown is in the UN where the Vatican holds permanent observer status.]


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