The Pickering Post
Thursday, 18th January 2018

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OH, THE DEVASTATION!

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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Well, not exactly. Marine biologists are streaming out of our universities, high on government grants and eager to prove we are destroying our reefs. What you are actually looking at in this photo is a future sandy beach. In time, (time is something the Greens seem incapable of comprehending) waves will pulverise this dead coral into fine granules that will wash up to the shoreline to replenish a beautiful beach.

I recently asked a marine biologist where sand comes from and was told, “It’s washed earth from eroding shorelines”... and that’s how the argument started.

I was in a pub with some friends and talking to a tanned sheila with close-set sparkling eyes who had just returned from a fully-funded marine field trip. “Well, what about the sand on the floor of our five-mile deep oceans? Two thirds of our globe’s area?”, I asked. “Yes, the eroded soil finds its way there.”

Now I left school at 13 and have no right to debate with the educated elite but fair dinkum, I was finding this hot sheila intellectually unattractive. “And I suppose different coloured sands are simply different coloured eroded soils?”  “Of course”, she said with a smile, thinking the penny had finally dropped.

“So how do you explain the blindingly white sands that wash up on the red soil of Broome? What about the white sands of Hawaii that wash on to volcanic magma or a thousand other places there is no soil to erode? Is it possible that rolling ocean waves have dumped that sand there over millions of years?”

“Well”, she said earnestly, “soil erosion can be distributed to all sorts of places by ocean currents.” I was fast losing interest in her boobs and anyway it was my shout. When I returned the conversation had turned to Clive.

Green students only think in terms of ecological “disasters” and are “educated” by Green teachers. Gross misinformation keeps regurgitating itself to the next generation without question. It’s like a closed clique of self-indoctrinated clowns who have never ventured a lateral thought.

Of course the oceans generate their own sand and rolling waves then distribute it to our beaches. The sand itself is pulverised coral and shellgrit. The more it is washed and exposed to the sun the whiter it gets.

The newfound enemy of the Greens, the Crown of Thorns starfish, is no enemy of coral. Certainly it has been attacking coral for billions of years but it’s a vital link in the regeneration of reefs. Just as natural fire reinvigorates our bush, cyclones reinvigorate our reefs.

Where cyclones are infrequent the Crown of Thorns starfish fills the role allowing for new, more resilient growth, providing food for inhabitants.

And one of those reef inhabitants that contributes to our white sandy beaches is the unique parrot fish. Next time you go snorkling just watch those colourful little buggers carefully.

Their fused teeth are used to scrape and bite coral, and you can actually hear them gnawing away at it.

These parrot fish don’t have stomachs, their coral meals pass straight through one long intestine and, when spooked, they will dash off, exploding clouds of white sand out their bums.

Larger parrot fish will produce as much as 850 pounds of sand per year. It doesn’t take many of these numerous parrot fish to contribute hundreds of tons of white sand per year to waiting beaches.

Worms carry out a similar role, sponges and oysters also produce ocean sand, albeit on a much smaller scale, but no marine animal is as proficient as the parrot fish.

Hawaiians call the fish Uhu, which translates to “loose bowel”.

Everything the Greens told us was an environmental disaster is now, or is in the process of becoming, an even more resilient and thriving eco system.

A Green will tell you that higher ocean temperatures are decimating our reefs. Really? The Red Sea with an average water temperature of 30deg C has coral reefs that eclipse ours for sheer beauty.

When I go snorkling I see magical regeneration. When a hot marine biologist goes snorkling she sees only destruction.

But budgets aren't increased if everything is okay.



Comments

I am not a marine Biologist but I am a diver and snorkeller..many species of soft and hard corals are unique to their locale..like comparing apples to oranges ..unless of course it is dead. Go snorkelling in Moreton Bay in Brisbane...full of dead coral that washes up on the beach at Dunich...So much dead coral it was dredged for lime for cement...matter of fact I defy you to find a live bit... but it looks no different from the dead coral off Dunk Is, Borneo or any other sterile reef. Coral is damaged by storms, boats, people, but will recover. Dredging, mud and silt, pesticide and chemical run off however seem to kill it completely.

Michael Smith is back, however he's been set back and is very upset. I don't blame him after what Hadley and 2gb did to him. Tried to cut him off at the knees.m

What's so bad about the word poof or poofter, or poof'ta? Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree") is a popular Australian nursery rhyme and round about the Kookaburra (an ... asked school children to replace "gay your life must be" with "fun your life must be.

Shades of rud.

Why is the word gay better that the word poof.

I appear to have No choice now in radio station !!! I argue both are soft spineless and moreover hide the truth. It seems to me thei is a growing Islam problem. The media and in particular 2GB doing 180 degree turnabout are into the old game of SHOOT THE PERSON WITH THE-BITTER-TRUTH TO TELL THE PUBLIC. Looked to many of us Hadley and 2gb mays as well thrown Michael Smith under a bus. Shame on them. If that's how they treat a person answering a question with the honest truth, then they are trash as far as I'm concerned and a big disappointment. I hope Allen Jones sorts this out on his return otherwise 2gb will have a big problem with their base. Let see what transpires in a few weeks when jones returns, as if he ignores the elephant in the room it will crush them.
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Where is the picture of her boobs? :)

Clive's Pups, Jackie reckons, "if your wanna get in da kennel wiff da pups, be prepared to be spat out!" Toilet training your puppy should be quite a simple process, as long as you take the time and trouble to get into a good routine.

Initially, you will have to build your routine around your puppy's needs, and these are reliably predictable when they are very young. Puppies need to urinate immediately after waking up, so you need to be there to take your puppy straight into the garden without any delay.

Eating its meal stimulates its digestive system, and puppies normally urinate within fifteen minutes of eating, and defecate within half an hour of eating (although this might vary slightly with each individual).

Puppies have very poor bladder control, and piss over the electorate.
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....are freeloaders on the taxpayer! Lambie is without a doubt, a fruit cake but is entitled to be free of misogynistic attitudes, especially, from other women. You obviously, for reasons known only to yourself, have never had children and come across as an embittered woman.

joanne 8 hours ago
freeloading on the taxpayers back..
It is with some sadness but no surprise that I read this post from the person called joanne. She believes that if a person is obese then they are automatically corrupt! I believe that is called "profiling" and is a detestable practice! She now extends her huge wisdom into the area of a woman in the RAA daring to get pregnant, she is "freeloading on the taxpayers back!" That madam is straight out misogyny and I would love to see you tell it to any female in the Services whether married or single! You seem to have developed a nasty streak possibly due to some of the company you keep on this site! I suggest, indeed if you are a female, to modify your thinking and get away from this idea that obese people are corrupt and military women...

Did they use ground sheet. The AJ's? What's with the story about ground sheet putting out OMO and FAB laundry detergent pacs out front of residences?

Noun 1. malingerer - someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
shammer, skulker
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

Noun 1. malingerer - someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
shammer, skulker
shirker, slacker - a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

freeloading on the taxpayers back..

typical welfare bludging single mother....they have no shame they just wreak havoc on our country...and so do their offspring usually.....

The Arabs and Arab world fight and kill with great joy.

Be good to see Prune face and Ground Sheet go at it, blow for blow.

That one is always loaded, must've been away that day.

Valid points JB.

What a slut to have in Parliament but then again---