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...we've been conned

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


The fear that Tony Abbott would not sign up to the fatuous, and now fatal, Paris climate agreement led to his downfall. And what a quick and slick killing it turned out to be when his own deputy was designated to do the dirty deed.

Tony Abbott has since held retaliatory fire from the back bench but Turnbull from the front bench is determined to humiliate and degrade the bloke who gave the Liberal Party its record win over Labor. 

That historic Abbott win disintegrated to a one vote margin under Turnbull’s Prime Ministership at the ensuing election.

It’s easy to forget that WA Canning by-election that Andrew Hastie (above) was due to win for the Libs. Turnbull’s tilt at PM suddenly became desperate as a Canning win under Abbott would have made it unlikely that Turnbull would have had the numbers in the Party room. So he and Julie Bishop, who was determined to build her UN reputation on Australia’s expensive response to global warming, did a quick count before moving on their unaware PM.

Abbott never did trust Julie Bishop, she was playing a different global warming game than he was, so he sent Andrew Robb with her to the Lima Climate Conference to ensure she did not commit Australia to an uneconomic Green mess. 

Bishop was livid! She was reported to have “gone bananas” over the Abbott-appointed Robb as a sane chaperone.

                        The stick insect with her permanent  UN companion, Mr Wonderful

From that point on, Julie Bishop was determined to kill and replace Abbott with Turnbull, who was in the same bed when it came to global warming. Both assassins cared more for their international reputations than electricity burdened Aussies.

The global warming grenade Turnbull has just chucked under the Christmas tree is a harbinger of his and the stick insect’s true intentions next year, what better time to obscure his true intentions? And now that Donald Trump has declared global warming to be a fraud, Julie’s and Mal’s hidden global warming agendum has become crystal clear and, for them, seriously pressing. 

But no so pressing for average Aussies or even Labor’s Ms Pluckachook who has just okayed a massive QLD coal mining venture that will provide one million Indians (not Red ones) with electricity and running water.

Julie Bishop is right, we are in danger of being left behind internationally, but Julie is wrong about why. 

A wave of common sense is sweeping the UK and Continental Europe, Trump will land with a bone-shaking thump to scare the shit out of the carbon trading charlatans. China and India have already backed off and have resumed opening coal-fired power stations on a weekly basis. You won't hear again from either of those two until 2030.

Yes! We are in danger of being left behind all right.

So where are you Bernardi and Hanson, where's your hat Credlin? Forget about Hinch and Xylophone, where are the Libs who should have seen enough of Mal and Julie by now.

Now that the Liberal Party has turned dangerously Left under the tutelage of this pathetic pair, the Party is bleeding votes everywhere and without a tourniquet in sight! So what did this pathetic pair decide to do?

Yep, they turned even further Left. How about that?


Sorry, but Grant Denyer and Karl Stefanovic are unavailable for the top job.

What we need is the whole global warming fraud to be put to death, buried and never heard about again, and the perpetrators of fraud brought to justice. Dare I say, a royal commission might help..


Posted on June 6, 2012 by QUIDSAPIO
From “The Great American Bubble Machine”, Rolling Stone Magazine July 9-23 2009: By MATT TAIBBI

…Fast-forward to today. it’s early June in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama, a popular young politician whose leading private campaign donor was an investment bank called Goldman Sachs – its employees paid some $981,000 to his campaign – sits in the White House. Having seamlessly navigated the political minefield of the bailout era, Goldman is once again back to its old business, scouting out loopholes in a new government-created market with the aid of a new set of alumni occupying key government jobs. Gone are Hank Paulson and Neel Kashkari; in their place are Treasury chief of staff Mark Patterson and CFTC chief Gary Gensler, both former Goldmanites. (Gensler was the firm’s co-head of finance.) And instead of credit derivatives or oil futures or mortgage-backed CDOs, the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits – a booming trillion dollar market that barely even exists yet, but will if the Democratic Party that it gave $4,452,585 to in the last election manages to push into existence a ground-breaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an “environmental plan,” called cap-and-trade.
The new carbon-credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that’s been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won’t even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance.
Here’s how it works: If the bill passes, there will be limits for coal plants, utilities, natural-gas distributors and numerous other industries on the amount of carbon emissions (a.k.a. greenhouse gases) they can produce per year. If the companies go over their allotment, they will be able to buy “allocations” or credits from other companies that have managed to produce fewer emissions: President Obama conservatively estimates that about $646 billion worth of carbon credits will be auctioned in the first seven years; one of his top economic aides speculates that the real number might be twice or even three times that amount.
The feature of this plan that has special appeal to speculators is that the “cap” on carbon will be continually lowered by the government, which means that carbon credits will become more and more scarce with each passing year. Which means that this is a brand-new commodities market where the main commodity to be traded is guaranteed to rise in price over time. The volume of this new market will be upwards of a trillion dollars annually; for comparison’s sake, the annual combined revenues of all’ electricity suppliers in the U.S. total $320 billion.
Goldman wants this bill. The plan is;
1. to get in on the ground floor of paradigm-shifting legislation,
2. make sure that they’re the profit-making slice of that paradigm and
3. make sure the slice is a big slice. Goldman started pushing hard for cap-and-trade long ago, but things really ramped up last year when the firm spent $3.5 million to lobby climate issues.
(One of their lobbyists at the time was none other than Patterson, now Treasury chief of staff.)
Back in 2005, when Hank Paulson was chief of Goldman, he personally helped author the bank’s environmental policy, a document that contains some surprising elements for a firm that in all other areas has been consistently opposed to any sort of government regulation. Paulson’s report argued that “voluntary action alone cannot solve the climate-change problem.” A few years later, the bank’s carbon chief, Ken Newcombe, insisted that cap-and-trade alone won’t be enough to fix the climate problem and called for further public investments in research and development. Which is convenient, considering that Goldman made early investments in wind power (it bought a subsidiary called Horizon Wind Energy), renewable diesel (it is an investor in a firm called Changing World Technologies) and solar power (it partnered with BP Solar), exactly the kind of deals that will prosper if the government forces energy producers to use cleaner energy. As Paulson said at the time, “We’re not making those investments to lose money.”
The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utah-based firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Hanis. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets: There’s also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in green-tech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energy-futures market?
“Oh, it’ll dwarf it,” says a former staffer on the House energy committee.
Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won’t we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe – but cap-and-trade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private tax-collection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it’s even collected.
“If it’s going to be a tax, I would prefer that Washington set the tax and collect it,” says Michael Masters, the hedge fund director who’ spoke out against oil-futures speculation. “But we’re saying that Wall Street can set the tax, and Wall Street can collect the tax. That’s the last thing in the world I want: It’s just asinine.”
Cap-and-trade is going to happen. Or, if it doesn’t, something like it will. The moral is the same as for all the other bubbles that Goldman helped create, from 1929 to 2009. In almost every case, the very same bank that behaved recklessly for years, weighing down the system with toxic loans and predatory debt, and accomplishing nothing but massive bonuses for a few bosses, has been rewarded with mountains of virtually free money and government guarantees – while the actual victims in this mess, ordinary taxpayers, are the ones paying for it.
It’s not always easy to accept the reality of what we now routinely allow these people to get away with; there’s a kind of collective denial that kicks in when a country goes through what America has gone through lately, when a people lose as much prestige and status as we have in the past few years. You can’t really register the fact that you’re no longer a citizen of a thriving first-world democracy that you’re no longer above getting robbed in broad daylight, because like an amputee, you can still sort of feel things that are no longer there.
But this is it. This is the world we live in now. And in this world, some of us have to play by the rules, while others get a note from the principal excusing them from homework till the end of time, plus 10 billion free dollars in a paper bag to buy lunch. It’s a gangster state, running on gangster economics, and even prices can’t be trusted anymore; there are hidden taxes in every buck you pay. And maybe we can’t stop it, but we should at least know where it’s all going.

The announcement by Turnbull was designed to create a distraction from the Adani mine approval. Greens/Left media fell for it hook line in sinker. There won't be a carbon tax with Turnbull - all the Libs have done is nail the carbon rubbish back on Labor. Smart politics by the Coalition

You may think JONOVA is reliable BK, I'll listen to Bernardi and The Australian ahead of the kindergarten assistant
The report states The Energy Minister spoke with ... wait for it .... SKY NEWS oh dear

Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has slammed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s “dumb” backtracking on climate change policies, saying a potential review of a carbon tax and emissions trading scheme would only case division in the party.

“We fought and won an election on this, why are we reopening it now?” he added.

“It might make us lauded by the Greens, the Labor Party and the rent seekers, but this I think is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard in politics in recent times.”

Despite being an open critic of his party leader, particularly regarding Mr Turnbull’s coup against former PM Tony Abbott, Senator Bernardi said he will stand by the Liberals and that he isn’t yet prepared to jump ship and run as a conservative independent.

Senator Bernardi, who has just spent three-months with the United Nations in New York, said he was concerned that many Australians at home and abroad believe the nation is on the wrong track.

He said he believes the coalition is taking a dangerously “centrist” approach to politics which means it is “haemorrhaging” votes in the Senate to independents, the Nick Xenophon Team and One Nation.

“The cost of ‘reasonableness’ is billions of dollars worth of subsidies which drive us to nothing,” he said. “When are we going to try and arrest this and say the Liberal Party needs to reclaim some votes? We need a stronger conservative voice, a principled conservative voice to keep governments honest and accountable.”

Senator Bernardi said he was not considering starting his own party and is instead determined to solve the problem.

“By hook or by crook, no one is going to die wondering that I think it needs to be fixed,” he said. “I’ve got the energy, I have got the determination to fix it. I am not exactly sure what path that is going to take but I am going to do my best to do it.”

Carbon review ‘sector by sector’

Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has left open the possibility of adopting a carbon price for the emissions-heavy electricity sector ahead of the Turnbull government’s long-awaited review of its climate change policy next year.

The Coalition will maintain its blanket ban on the introduction of an emissions trading scheme and has ruled out an increase to the renewable energy target as it looks at how Australia can meet and expand on its target to reduce emissions by 26 per cent to 28 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030.

A terms of reference for the review, released today, has not ruled out considering a type of carbon price for power companies after the Climate Change Authority recommended a new emissions trading scheme for electricity generation, based on an emissions-intensity baseline.

Mr Frydenberg said the government had “absolutely rejected” Labor’s “whole of economy carbon price” but, asked if there could be an industry specific price, he told Sky News: “The review is explicit about looking at sector-by-sector approaches and given that the electricity sector is about one third of the total emissions across the economy it’s only appropriate to see if we’ve got the best mechanisms in place.

“A number of organisations have recommended an emissions intensity scheme but again this review still has a long way to go.”

Mr Frydenberg insisted he was “not admitting” there would be a form of carbon trading in the electricity sector, with the review to be conducted by his department and finished by the end of 2017. it's the Poms fault, Blyth? (-spirit, bird thou never wort)

Asian UKIP Member Racially Abused on Twitter for Saying Britain is a Christian Country

well I have been lucky with my wagons

Mainland Tasmania (S.A.) Premier Jay Weatherill wants an ETS!!

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will call on state and territory leaders to establish an emissions trading scheme without federal leadership at a COAG meeting on Friday.

Mr Weatherill said he had preliminary discussions with some premiers but would outline the proposal in more detail on Friday.

"[States would] simply join together and exercise their own carbon emissions intensity scheme," he told the ABC's AM program.

"We have had advice that this is certainly possible."


bags, yes but what happens when the new model is worse than the previous which does happen.

I think you either trade in every year or keep for a long time,

I am a landcruiser V8 man oh what a feeling 10 years old and good for another 10


A young Chinese couple gets married. She's a virgin. Truth be told, he's a virgin too, but she doesn't know that.

On their wedding night, she cowers naked under the sheets as her husband undresses in the darkness.

He climbs into bed next to her and tries to be reassuring.

'My darring,' he whispers, 'I know dis you firss time and you berry flighten. I promise you, I give you anyting you want, I do anyting juss anyting you want. You juss ask.

Whatchu want?' he says, trying to sound experienced and worldly, which he hopes will impress her.

A thoughtful silence follows and he waits patiently (and eagerly) for her request.

She eventually shyly whispers back, 'I want to try something I have hear about from odda girls... Numbaa 69.'

More thoughtful silence from him. Eventually, in a puzzled tone he asks her...

'You want....... garlic chicken wif snow peas?

People the world over are sick and tired of lying, self serving politicians, of the disgusting media and the lies and spin they sprout, and the subsequent "dumbing down" of the people. And we are sick of the denigration and trashing of our traditional beliefs and values, of the disrespect we, the people, are shown by those in authority who are supposed to be there to protect their people and their country. Billy “walking eagle” Shortonbrains is one such politician, but he is not alone by any stretch of the imagination. Whilst Donald Trump is not a perfect human being, and by his own admission, far from it, but I have watched him over the past year or so, and have perceived more of the essence of the man and I am of the firm belief that he will do his best for the PEOPLE of the country, first and foremost. The world will have a much better chance of stability under Trump, who has WORKED his way to success, than it would have under the lying, cheating, thieving, and worse, Hillary Clinton. It is a good day, thank God.

I hope that you all are ready to 'open your hearts' (whatever that means), and your wallets (I know what that means), to the victims (100 plus) and the people of Banda Acea, following the recent earthquake, that caused so much death and damage. Remember how generous Australians and the Australian Government was, following the 'Boxing Day' tsunami.

Ohhh, sorry, PPers - that was directed at the raghead crowd, that infests Aus. Maybe, this time, they can look after their own, in that sharia s**t hole.

Morning Mail - "Dear Aged Pensioner, Thank you for your 58 years of toil, service and taxpaying to our nation. In the spirit of sharing as we approach the birth of Christ and given your superb record of giving we know you will agree that our nation has a very large number of bludgers and refugees who find working to be offensive and injurious to both their physical and mental health. Therefore our plan is to take most of your aged pension and give to the more needy. Perhaps you could respond to our online survey and tell us how you will spend the $62.98 per week we will now give you to spend at your leisure in any way you wish. The $580 per month cut from your pension is appreciated. And don’t forget to vote Liberal at the next election.

O/T , Does anyone know what happened to the 2016 recession ,which has been advertised on this blog all year ..?

There's millions of Aussies that will vote for the crook what does that tell you ??

Do you want this person to be the next Prime Minister? A serious cloud hangs over Bill Shorten's record as a union leader. He ran a union that took $300,000 from an employer in disguised payments based on fraudulent invoices as part of a deal that hugely benefited that employer.

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