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Politicians again show “Real Genius”

Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

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Back in the chaotic dying days of the Whitlam-Cairns-Connor government, Canberra was buzzing with Rex Connor’s grand plans for a national energy grid and gas pipelines linking the NW Shelf to the capital cities, all to be funded by massive foreign loans arranged by a mysterious Pakistani named Khemlani. Malcolm Fraser staged a parliamentary revolt. The economy slumped.

A British observer at that time was asked who was the greater Prime Minister - Harold Wilson or Gough Whitlam. He replied:

“Any fool can bugger up Britain but it takes real genius to bugger up Australia.”

Australian politicians are again showing real genius.

Now, we have incredible tri-partisan plans to cover the continent with a spider-web of transmission lines connecting wind/solar “farms” sending piddling amounts of intermittent power to distant consumers and to expensive battery and hydro backups - all funded by electricity consumers, tax-assisted speculators and foreign debt.

We are the world’s biggest coal exporter but have not built a big coal-fired power station for 11 years. We have massive deposits of uranium but 100% of this energy is either exported, or sterilised by the Giant Rainbow Serpent, or blocked by the Green-anti’s.

Australia suffers recurrent droughts but has not built a major water supply dam for about 40 years, and the average age of our hydro-electric plants is 48 years. And when the floods do come, desperate farmers watch as years of rain water rush past to irrigate distant oceans.

Once, Australia was a world leader in exploration and drilling – it is now a world leader in legalism, red tape and environmental obstructionism.

Once, Canberra and the States encouraged oil and gas exploration with geological mapping and research - now they restrict land and sea access and limit exports.

Once, Australia was a world leader in refining metals and petroleum - now our expensive unreliable electricity and green tape are driving these industries and their jobs overseas.

Once, Australia’s CSIRO was respected for research that supported industry and for doing useful things like controlling rabbits and prickly pear and developing better crops and pastures. Now CSIRO panders to global warming hysteria and promotes the fairy story that carbon taxes and emissions targets can change the world’s climate.

Once, young Australians excelled in maths, science and engineering. Now, they are brain-washed in gender studies, green energy non-science and environmental activism.

Once, the opening of a railway or the discovery of oil, coal, nickel or uranium made headlines. Today’s Aussies harass explorers and developers, and queue at the release of the latest IPad.

As Australia’s first people discovered, if today’s Australians lack the will or the knowledge to use our great natural resources, more energetic people will take them from us.



Comments

fair comment rebirthed Old Jacktar.

If you have been on this blog as long as you say you will realise that most of those being 'abused' have crossed the line themselves by getting personal or by bringing family into the argument..........as far as I'm concerned that is a nono and 'they' have used the shield of anonymity to do so...............you reap what you sow!!

Just trying to understand here, do you have it in for service personnel both serving and ex or just a few posters on this site?

Looks like this imbecile is NO ordinary Idiot Define the word Poseur instead of Poser ::

"NAB on Monday said Mr Hagger, who was in charge of its consumer and wealth management arms, would leave the bank after 10 years. Former NSW premier Mike Baird will take over Mr Hagger's responsibilities running the high-profile consumer banking arm, moving from NAB's institutional business."

... right where Baird belongs -- running Scum Bank.

G R O A N . . . !!!

pablo Mon 17 Sep 2018 10:10:57 am

Reposted from the other day...briankhyslop...You want him/her to produce Evidence of unit of service...Like the media harassing a military issue, the KNOW that military personnel are not permitted to release unit information and try and twist that as some form of conspiracy......What Evidence do you have to support your claim?...Just like him/her I can't divulge my unit without surrendering my personal identity..and with Fixated people like you chasing that information I can see why....If you want some credibility you are free to.Post your Name and address, if you wish, unlike us.But don't demand we do it when you know full will we are prohibited..We are only permitted to talk about general matters.....The same as my Policing career, I can't talk about individual matters or some operational matters, It is the Law..

pablo Mon 17 Sep 2018 09:54:23 am
Without malice or prejudice......Has DK posted Anything other than personal attacks and complaints for the Entire weekend??? I can't recall Any constructive or critical post that was not either a personal complaint or attack..I did offer some genuine advice with a technical problem about alleged missing posts he said he was having.......I honestly don't understand.why is DK here?? Just asking...

Reposted from the other day...briankhyslop...You want him/her to produce Evidence of unit of service...Like the media harassing a military issue, the KNOW that military personnel are not permitted to release unit information and try and twist that as some form of conspiracy......What Evidence do you have to support your claim?...Just like him/her I can't divulge my unit without surrendering my personal identity..and with Fixated people like you chasing that information I can see why....If you want some credibility you are free to.Post your Name and address, if you wish, unlike us.But don't demand we do it when you know full will we are prohibited..We are only permitted to talk about general matters.....The same as my Policing career, I can't talk about individual matters or some operational matters, It is the Law..

Without malice or prejudice......Has DK posted Anything other than personal attacks and complaints for the Entire weekend??? I can't recall Any constructive or critical post that was not either a personal complaint or attack..I did offer some genuine advice with a technical problem about alleged missing posts he said he was having.......I honestly don't understand.why is DK here?? Just asking...

The best thing is to Ignore this Imbecile as I will , the thing is this When and IF I found out who this Pedophile is and the coppers grabbed him He,d yell mental illness and that would be the only truthful words to come out of the retards mouth

Sloppy brian go away .

Apparently some dickhead sheila talking on her mobile cleaned up some pedestrians last night in Sydney. Woman and child fighting for their lives in hospital.

Appears she had been on the piss and has been charged with mid-range DUI amongst six other charges.

New post.

Gets to you does it not . A tip go back to the clap clinic and get the needle

Your questions were answered the other day.....So your continues unfounded harassment is being regarded as nothing but trollling, unless you have some "proof" to the contrary...

He's a charismatic bloke that Bill Shorten. I reckon you could put him up against a petrified dog turd and he'd still trail in the preferred PM polls. His dwarf head just reeks of honesty and integrity, doesn't it? Oh, and when he smiles, it's like a majestic sunrise - if a majestic sunrise was a mongoloid child with gigantism having its first taste of sherbet.

Keep an eye on Cloive Palmer. I noticed his adds come up on YouTube all the time too. Bill-boards, radio etc. He is spending a fortune. Don't underestimate the stupidity and ignorance of the average voter. Most would not have a clue what is going on, and the pollies know this.

Cloive seems to be almost single-handedly financing the Alan Jones Breakfast Show these days.

Still