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NORTHERN TERRITORY A STATE?

... what you bin sniffin’ bro?

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.

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Organising a quorum from the Legislative Assembly will be the hardest part because at any one time most of them are off up the Cobourg Peninsula on corroboree, pissed as parrots and punching each other’s lights out arguing over who’s got the biggest rainbow serpent.

The NT already has four representatives in Canberra including the dodgily-credentialled Ms Nova Peris, a Gillard “captain’s pick”. So allowing these inebriated pink galahs to run uranium mines and organise free beer and further land rights risks a nuclear war with P-NG.

Even Territorians themselves understand they can’t be trusted because they knocked back a referendum on the proposition in 1998 during the rare occasion a majority was sober enough to get to a polling station.

Over representation has allowed the Greens to kill off Tas and SA so the NT should stay as it is, we cannot afford three failed States.

Speaking of Greens, I remember being on an Asian buffalo cull in the late 80s (another failed Green scheme) and I was flying an R22 with a part Aboriginal parliamentarian as the shooter.

Can’t recall his name but he seemed a good bloke and we would camp in a riverbed each night with two other Aborigines who were on horseback. Anyway the shooter always carried his own pillow and a sleeping bag but one morning his treasured pillow had disappeared.

The tracks of a 15 foot croc led from the creek to where this parliamentarian bloke was asleep and back to the water. The croc had taken his pillow and he hadn’t stirred... it was obviously attracted more to the duck feathers than his head and, although I reckon I was only about 10 feet away, I hadn’t heard a bloody thing!

Even if I had awoken there was no way I’d be risking a $10,000 fine by shooting the poor thing.

So, if prehistoric reptiles have no taste for NT politicians, why the bloody hell should we have?



Comments

http://expeltheparasite.com/tag/jim-spigelman/

Bagman and the Pillow Biter have been making claims as to the negative effect that Whitehaven's Werris Creek Mine has had on local water bores. The response from Whitehaven ............................................................ Whitehaven rejects Werris Creek water depletion claim

Monday, 27 July 2015
Lou Caruana
WHITEHAVEN Coal said it was not aware of any scientific evidence that the depletion of bores “being anecdotally reported” was in any way related to the workings of the mine at its Werris Creek coal mine in New South Wales.




Whitehaven's Werris Creek open cut mine.


The company was responding to claims by federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce that the mine was responsible for a 15m draw-down in groundwater resources on some neighbouring farms.


Whitehaven Coal said its “own monitoring suggests that the onset of drought conditions in 2012, and rainfall recharge not keeping pace with groundwater extraction for surrounding uses not related to mining, are the major factors implicated in declining water levels”, according to a report in the Northern Daily Leader.

“Groundwater seepage into mine pits is a normal and anticipated aspect of open-cut mining operations,” the spokesman said.

“This is why the Werris Creek mine has a water access licence allowing for the interception of up to 211 megalitres of groundwater per year.

“The mine is well within this approved limit and is using less than half of its quota.”

'And it is only in the fierce period of early combat that you welcome us Jews – as allies. You are deluded in this – so are we'...this appears to be the long standing position of Christian Churches and the mysterious Bible..where Part 2 doesn't follow Part 1...lol

Similar ideals I would say Pelican, but not the same. The Muslims as I see it are "Pawns In The Game."

“In everything we are destroyers – even in the instruments of destruction to which we turn for relief. The very socialism and internationalism through which our choked spirit seeks utterance, which seem to threaten your way of life, are alien to our spirit’s demands and needs. Your socialists and internationalists are not serious. The charm of these movements, the attraction, such as it is, which they exercise, is only in their struggle: it is the fight which draws your gentile radicals. And indeed, it is only as long as there is an element of adventure in being a radical that the radical movement retains any individuality. And it is only in the fierce period of early combat that you welcome us Jews – as allies. You are deluded in this – so are we. You go into the movement boldly, adventurously; we darkly, tacitly. You make it a game; we do it because we cannot help ourselves. And sure enough, in the end, the split comes again. The liberal and the radical are as apt to dislike the Jew as the reactionaries are. The liberal and the radical do not use the weapons of the reactionaries: but the dislike is there, finds expression in anti-Semitic socialist and workers’ movements and in the almost involuntary contempt which springs to the lips of countless intellectuals.” (p. 152-154)

more good links Rin..the more you look into it, the more moslem and jews appear the same...both are racial supremacists (and so illegal in Australia) and both are inflicted upon as a vehicle to take away our freedoms..from the Jewish Lobby uniting with the Moslem Mafia to ban free speech in Australia - and our Christian Churches agreeing...the voters? well they can go to to hell as far as Abbott is concerned..'No Rights for You'!! Dumbocracy and Freedumb...

“We cannot assimilate: it is so humiliating to us that we become contemptible in submitting to the process: It is so exasperating to you that, even if we were willing to submit, it would avail us nothing.” (p. 209)
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http://www.darkmoon.me/2014/key-quotations-from-you-gentiles-by-maurice-samuel/

Cameron, Abbott etc - all taking us down the rabbit hole....which can only end on unpleasant way

Australian PM Caves in to Jewish Lobby on Free Speech Laws
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".......Despite these concerns, most Australian Jews see themselves as the longer-term beneficiaries of policies explicitly designed to dilute the power of the traditional European-derived Australian majority. Australian Jewry has therefore sought to make alliances with various immigrant groups in opposition to the White majority, including Muslims. Attempts to form a political coalition with Australian Muslims date from the earliest days of Australian multiculturalism. Australian Jews sought Muslim support for the enactment of the racial discrimination legislation recommended by the Lippmann-chaired Committee on Community Relations in the mid-1970s. In the years since, Jews have repeatedly sought the support of the Muslim community in lobbying for various multicultural policies, including those relating to “access to government services, recourse for victims of discrimination, and protection from harassment.” Jewish activism organizations such as the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council was quick to enlist Australia’s Muslim leaders in their campaign to oppose any changed to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act......"
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http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2014/08/australian-pm-caves-in-to-jewish-lobby-on-free-speech-laws/
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Bob Carr's texts to Gillard reveal 'extraordinary' influence pro-Israel lobby had on former PM
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Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bob-carrs-texts-to-gillard-reveal--extraordinary-influence-proisrael-lobby-had-on-former-pm-20140409-36dys.html#ixzz3gxPwsvGx

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http://www.adelaideinstitute.org/newsletters/Newsletter 759.pdf
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Prime Minister David Cameron's major speech on dealing with non-violent extremists -
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"....What is striking here is there was not one word of acknowledgement for the mainly poor Whites who have suffered so much from Muslim depredation and who have to live cheek by jowl beside it. Nothing for the parents of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby or the people of towns like Rotherham. Instead of the sympathy he doles out to young Muslims, he dripped pure hatred for poor Whites who stand up for themselves or, as he put it, “hateful neo-Nazis” and “poisonous far-right extremists.”
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A moment’s thought shows how he cannot afford to acknowledge their concerns. That would mean tackling some tricky questions. Who let Muslims into the country? Why were we never asked if we wanted this? As the Muslim community grows more powerful and numerous why are we assuming they will behave better in the future?

To avoid this, the prime minister has to take us, Alice-in Wonderland-style, down the familiar rabbit hole of psycho-babble and wild rationalisation. Young Muslims suffer from a crisis of identity about not being attached to society. Their behaviour is caused by racism, poverty and alienation and something called “failure of integration.”
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All of which is meant to prevent us from thinking what everyone knows to be true — that every aspect of their behaviour from the crime to the terrorism and child molestation is just Muslims being Muslims and this is how they behave everywhere. And it is a problem that would not exist if they were not here..............."
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http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2015/07/david-cameron-takes-on-non-violent-extremists/
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Prime Minister David Cameron's major speech on dealing with non-violent extremists -
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"....What is striking here is there was not one word of acknowledgement for the mainly poor Whites who have suffered so much from Muslim depredation and who have to live cheek by jowl beside it. Nothing for the parents of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby or the people of towns like Rotherham. Instead of the sympathy he doles out to young Muslims, he dripped pure hatred for poor Whites who stand up for themselves or, as he put it, “hateful neo-Nazis” and “poisonous far-right extremists.”
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A moment’s thought shows how he cannot afford to acknowledge their concerns. That would mean tackling some tricky questions. Who let Muslims into the country? Why were we never asked if we wanted this? As the Muslim community grows more powerful and numerous why are we assuming they will behave better in the future?

To avoid this, the prime minister has to take us, Alice-in Wonderland-style, down the familiar rabbit hole of psycho-babble and wild rationalisation. Young Muslims suffer from a crisis of identity about not being attached to society. Their behaviour is caused by racism, poverty and alienation and something called “failure of integration.”
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All of which is meant to prevent us from thinking what everyone knows to be true — that every aspect of their behaviour from the crime to the terrorism and child molestation is just Muslims being Muslims and this is how they behave everywhere. And it is a problem that would not exist if they were not here..............."
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http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2015/07/david-cameron-takes-on-non-violent-extremists/

So why are they getting away with it?

Can any one see a resemblance between the crocodile and Bronwyn Bishop ?

This State thing has been going on since the 80's , the Territry can only be the Territry and nothing else but, they could simply give the NT ,Executive ,State Rights within their Legislative Governance that saw them being no different to the other States in their legislative processes.

I remember the buffalo cull quite well , the buffaloes had to go because the ate all the wild flowers on the mud plains .

How's the detective work going Haddy ?

twright, you are a dirty old man, why not explain to the ladies here what gobble gobble means. I wonder if Goldi & OR will laugh it off.

More cost for zero gain. You would have thought that they would have learned after giving the ACT their own parliament. And the left think Donald Trump is stupid.

The Grantham Quarry Flood.

Some posters here (and radio broadcaster Alan Jones) would have us believe that a huge cover up has occurred over the true cause of the 2011 flood that destroyed the town of Grantham in Queensland including the tragic loss of 12 lives. Don’t be confused over the other controversy surrounding the flooding of Brisbane and the release of water from Wivenhoe Dam; that was a completely separate event.

For those who have come in late; Grantham is located in the fertile Lockyer Valley beneath the Toowoomba Range (~24km East of Toowoomba). In Jan 2011 a huge rainfall even in the Toowoomba catchment caused what has been described as an “Inland Tsunami” to rage down the valley taking anything and everything in its path.

Since the flood event, a quarry located approximately 3.5 kilometres upstream of Grantham has been blamed for the loss of life by supposedly causing flood water to back up behind a bund wall before collapsing with catastrophic effect. The bund wall which raised the level of the quarry lip beyond the natural surface level is claimed by the Quarry owner to be a natural feature. Conspiracy theorists and Jones, insist that it was built more recently, but either way the bund would not have raised the level of the quarry by any more than 5 metres above the natural surface level.

So let’s examine the facts;

The Grantham quarry is quite small; from Google it would appear to have a surface area of no more than ~ 250 x 200 metres (~5Ha). It is located within a very tight meander or “pocket” of Lockyer Creek. This is why it got over run, as water rushing down the creek had such large velocity it simply chose to flow straight ahead up and into the quarry rather than passively circle around its perimeter within the confines of the creek as it would under normal low flow conditions.

The quarry is not one in the typical sense for mining rock with benches and multiple levels; it was only used for the extraction of sand and gravel from one digging level (extraction of semi loose materials washed into the flood plain over millennia). Given this low stability and from images in reports, I would estimate its maximum depth to be 15 metres. This then equates to a holding volume of ~ 750,000 cubic metres. If we allow another 5 metres for the bund, then this increases the holding volume to 1,000,000 m3.

Impact?

So what impact would failure of the bund wall have had on the town of Grantham? Theoretically the greatest possible impact would come from having the maximum head difference between the top of the bund and the natural ground level downstream of the quarry. To achieve this, floodwater would have had to have filled the quarry up to the level of the bund before a single drop of water made its way around the quarry following the normal creek pathway. The bund would then have had to have had an instantaneous and complete catastrophic failure resulting in the instantaneous release of all built up water.

The reality!

The flood flow is reported to have been measured upstream of Grantham at 4,000 m3/sec. This is the equivalent of more than 1.5 Olympic swimming pools every second! At this rate of flow, the quarry would have filled to the level of the top of the bund in 250 seconds (4.1 minutes).

But let’s be fair dinkum here, the filling of the initial part of the Quarry, the part below natural ground level took away part of the initial water surge and can be seen as a mitigating factor. It is only the volume above the natural surface which caused any form of stored energy. So at best this was around 5 metres with a volume of ~250,000 cubic metres (about 100 Olympic Pools) and would have taken about 1 minute to fill with full flood flow.

The pictures taken from the Chanel-9 helicopter show the quarry completely inundated. It is virtually impossible to make out the normal meander of Lockyer Creek. The bund wall can be seen breached in 3 or 4 places and spilling water into the raging flood beyond, but the elevation difference between the water spilling out of the breaches in the bund wall and the surrounding flood is not more than 1 metre.

Analysis.

Firstly; I would suggest that even if the very worst scenario did occur, that being that the quarry filled to the very top of the bund before even a single drop of flood water flowed around the sides, and that the bund then completely 100% failed; that the sudden release of 100 Olympic Pools, from an elevation head of say 5 metres, would not have had anything other than minor inconvenience to the town 4 kilometres away. And be very clear, once the initial surge from the breach of the bund is over, there can be no more causal attribution of downstream damage levied at the quarry. After this point in time, exactly the same volumes and flow rates of water would have occurred downstream.

So what did happen? Floods don’t just turn on from zero to a hundred miles an hour in the blink of an eye. While clearly this one was extremely rapid, with enormous volumes of water involved, there would still have been a build-up. The initial flows would have cut around the normal meander of the Lockyer Creek pocket that contains the quarry, until such point in time that a combination of the sheer volume backing up downstream from the rising flood, and from the velocity of flow coming down the range, caused water to over-run the western edge of the quarry causing it to start filling. As stated, this initial filling phase would have to have been beneficial, rather than damaging, to anyone downstream.

I would not expect for a second that the filling up of the quarry occurred at the full rate of the flood as calculated previously. It is impossible to know how fast it did fill, but it would have been slower than 4,000 m3/sec. By the time the quarry void space was completely filled, with water now lapping at the base of the bund wall, the natural downstream flood would have also been rising and backing up fast. As water continued rising into the section contained by the bund wall, it would have continued doing so until natural points of weakness in the top of the bund were reached. I suspect these would have been small depressions or valleys within the top edge of bund wall that allowed water to start flowing over. As water flowed out over these places of weakness, the moving water would have cut deeper valleys into the natural depressions thus increasing the flow. This process of erosion would have continued until a significant breach and outflow occurred. This mode of failure is backed up by the Chanel-9 helicopter images which show several breach points within the bund wall with water flowing out, but certainly no catastrophic failure of the entire bund wall.

But how much water head or potential energy did these breaches in the bund wall release?

From the Channel-9 footage, not more than 1 metre of head is shown spilling from the bund wall. If we are generous and allow for difference in time between when the footage was filmed, then at worst maybe 2 or 3 metres may have built up, and if we allow even the most extreme case it would be 5 metres. Hardly a level of head that is likely to cause a massive difference to the overall flood event.

And do not forget that the flow was not a catastrophic release all it once. It was a controlled release from up to 4 breach points. As stated previously even a catastrophic instant release of 100 Olympic swimming pools of water is hardly likely to have made such devastating impact 4km down the valley, and clearly there was no catastrophic failure of the bund.

So what caused the devastation?

Clearly the devastation was caused by the sheer volume and speed of water coming down the range from Toowoomba. The damage was caused by energy. It was the potential energy of water sitting at the elevation of Toowoomba, several hundred metres above the Lockyer Valley. As the torrent headed down the range this “potential energy” was converted into kinetic energy of the rapidly moving flood front. When it reached the quarry it surged around the pocket in the river continuing down the valley to Grantham, spreading out and moving fast. The speed of the water eventually caused it to rush over the embankment of the leading edge of the quarry causing it to start filling with water. This had a temporary and short lived mitigation affect as it absorbed water that would have otherwise continued down the valley. Once the quarry was filled, water continued rising in the zone contained by the quarry bund wall. But now the water contained within the quarry had lost all of its kinetic energy. It was stilled by the quarry and the bund. The only energy it now had was the potential energy that began rebuilding in terms of the height of water being contained by the bund wall, at best 5 metres of potential head. This is an incontrovertible fact.

So at some point in time we have two energy sources. We have the maximum energy of around 100 Olympic sized swimming pools with potential energy of probably around 2-3 metres of elevation, 5 metres if we take an absurd extreme. This is compared to many, many millions of Olympic sized swimming pool equivalents that have kinetic energy that has been converted from probably over 200 metres of head.

So think about it. What caused the death and destruction? Was it a relatively small containment of water within the quarry with a maximum 5 metres of static head? Or was it an inland sea moving with plus 200 metres of kinetic energy equivalent? It is absurd to think the quarry or the breaching of the bund could have had any real impact or difference. If anything it caused a mitigation effect; first by allowing the void of the quarry to fill up, and later by removing all kinetic energy and only allowing the passage of water through the 3 or 4 breach points in the bund wall that were observed.

Monkey, How many referendums do we need on the republic/changing the flag, suck it up loser!....Notice it is only an issue when the LNP are in power, same as same sex marriage, Why wasn't all these things important when the gutless years Rudd-Gillard- Rudd. Further more, Shortend (The Rapist) will make Same sex marriage a conscience vote after losing it for 2 "electoral cycles" FFS gutless wankers!

I've ALWAYS thought that NT should be a State....
But now....Perhaps NOT eh?
They could STILL be given a STAR on our Flag though.....
ie...There should be 2 Pointers to the Southern Cross....One is just Stupid.

Leftoids are just bad losers. You lost the little tinpot Republic debate so you're eating sour grapes whinging about our flag. Get a life loser.