The Pickering Post
Tuesday, 18th December 2018

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... and the end of Adam Bandt, too

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.


I was disappointed to see David Spears of the SKY Channel select Adam Bandt as his top tip to take the Greens’ leadership. David is normally politically astute. Unfortunately Mr Bandt can never lead the Greens simply because he holds the seat of Melbourne, the only Green seat in the House.

It should be understood that Labor detests the Greens even more than the Coalition does, and the Greens hate both.

Labor has suffered the most from the Greens’ superior political awareness. They have stripped Labor of some of their most treasured seats and are hunting for more.

Coalition seats are rarely lost to the Greens but both major Parties will certainly be campaigning in the seat of Melbourne in order to rid the House of its sole Green Member, and if Bandt had been elected Leader he would have presented as more of a prize catch and a very attractive target for both majors.

Although there is no chance the Libs could ever win the Melbourne seat, they might stand a candidate in order to give their preferences to Labor if only to kill off the sole Green in the House.

The Greens are an annoying, unrepresentative Senate Party... they can never be more than that under the current voting system, or any other system, and for Adam Bandt to be elected Leader when he sits impotent and separated from his ten fellow Senate Members is a proposition even the loony Greens would never entertain.

The hatred Labor has for the Greens should not be underestimated as the Greens have out-manoeuvred them at every turn.

They aligned with Gillard only to get the Carbon tax through then, after the demise of Gillard, they promptly dumped labor because there was no-one left to blackmail, therefore nothing left to be gained.

Labor has a right to feel used.

Bandt’s seat of Melbourne is Arthur Calwell’s old seat that Labor held for more than 100 years. Labor is livid and determined to win it back.

Bandt is a dead man walking and is of little use to the Greens in the House so, any thought of him replacing Milne is an inane proposition.

The most encouraging part of today’s Green Leadership ballot is that we will see a lot less of that drop-kick Sarah Hanson-Young.


I think the ALP is still sucking up to the Greens. Take notice that no policies that the Greens hold will be opposed by Labor. Labor want to be seen as an alternative Green Party.

The Italian Doctor is an AMA piece of work. A sleazy crowd, this AMA.

So-called convert Jews have entered the ranks of Christianity, even its leadership. The Jew and Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger in France was even contemplated as one of the candidates to become the new pope. On a visit to Australia, Cardinal Lustiger was quoted in The Weekend Australian, 4-5 August 2001, p. 9:
"I was born Jewish and so I remain [...] For me, the vocation of Israel is bringing light to the goyim. That's my hope and I believe that Christianity is the means for achieving it."
This quote of Judaism using Christianity as a means for Israel is corroborated by Rabbi Martin Siegel, who in New York Magazine, January 18, 1972, p. 32, said:
"I am devoting my lecture in this seminar to a discussion of the possibility that we are now entering a Jewish century, a time when the spirit of the community, the non-idealogical blend of the emotional and rational and the resistance to categories and forms will emerge through the forces of anti-nationalism to provide us with a new kind of society. I call this process the Judaization of Christianity because Christianity will be the vehicle through which this society becomes Jewish."
Tony Abbott the trainee Jesuit Catholic has been Judaised. Kissing the Jewish popes ring somehow makes him feel blessed. He undoubtedly thinks that giving credence to religions opposing Christianity is the right thing to do.

We NEVER went to the MOON – PROOF
Submitted by IWB, on May 7th, 2015
NASA admitted it
Watch listen.
This video released by NASA about the upcoming Orion space exploration craft, shows a NASA scientist admitting that they still haven’t worked out how to properly shield the spacecraft from the radiation emitted from the Van Allen belts.

Yes, but do you like them, G? You really ought to stop beating around the bush. Google "FGM Images" and you'll surely come to appreciate these "people"

On another subject. Amnesia Pelletshit (Qld) and her so-called government have now repealed the law that requires identification at polling booths. Does this mean that the dead are now going to vote again and the non-speaking English immigrants will be freely voting for labor?

Corporate media writes of drowning refugees fleeing poverty and violence in
the Middle East and North Africa without mentioning the actions of the
United States and its European allies that have caused the humanitarian

Looks like they're about to have a threesome and Bandt can't wait.

Rosa - I hope they are those darts with the suction tips - don't ruin your TV on account of the ABC losers.

Good old Arthur, 'two Wongs don't make a white', how good was that, 99% white at the end of WW2.

Brown coal a cheap power option

Friday, 8 May 2015

AUSTRALIA got an economic wake-up call earlier this week when it was revealed that cheap coal was the winner when it came to power generation. Hogsback is tipping a second wake-up call next week when the government unveils its budget for the year ahead.

The first event was the release of a study into preferred fuel sources with low-cost brown coal revealed as the big winner over the past year.

The next event, the budget, will drive home the point that the era of government subsidies which have propped up alternative energy dreams are coming to an end.

Brown coal’s return was revealed in a report by consulting firm Pitt & Sherry and, while it surprised some people and dismayed the environmental lobby, was actually one of the more predictable outcomes from an energy survey.

What it showed was that brown coal’s share of the national electricity market rose to a three-year high of 24% and that all forms of coal retained a 75% share of the national electricity market.

A variety of reasons were floated as to why brown coal had made a comeback after years of criticism. The end of the ill-conceived carbon tax was one explanation.

But what no-one really seems to recognise is that the most powerful force in the energy industry is the same force that runs through the rest of the economy: price.

Quite simply brown coal is the cheap option when it comes to generating electricity and when people have a choice between cheap and expensive the vast majority will choose cheap.

Distorting the system with government funds to make alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar more competitive is the primary reason why those industries have been able to blossom.

Next week’s budget will be a reality check for anyone reliant on any form of government hand-out – from middle-class pensioners to environmental extremists who believe that government should be allocating additional funds to alternative energy schemes.

The problem confronting the Australian government is no different to that confronting governments around the world – tough times.

In Australia’s case the end of the mining boom means the country has lost one of its few natural advantages over other countries in the Asia Pacific.

Attempts to find a replacement for mining as the industry which pays Australia’s way have, so far, proved to be fruitless and everything that has been suggested is decades away from filling the gap left by the decline in mining revenue.

Boiled down, that means Australia is not growing as fast as before and might even be on the cusp of the first recession in more than 20 years.

Money, once abundant, has become scarce and that means low-cost energy options will easily displace high cost energy options, which is a long-winded way of saying the return of brown coal in the Pitt & Sherry survey is not a flash in the pan.

Coal really is reclaiming its role as the “go to” energy source, but whether that boosts the profits of coal mining companies is another matter as what makes coal the cheap option is its abundance.

Adding to this optimistic view from The Hog that coal will continue to claw back its lost status as a key element in the Australian economy are two other recent developments.

The first was a political surprise. The second was a predictable, but nevertheless important, reminder from a man who had forgotten more about coal than most people would ever know.

On the political stage the new Queensland government, despite its left-wing credentials that normally infer a bias towards environmental issues, has won praise from the mining industry, with particular reference to its backing of plans for a series of coal developments in the Galilee Basin.

What seems to have happened is that the Queensland government has made a choice between jobs and dubious environmental campaigns designed to damage the mining industry.

On the international stage it was Ivan Glasenberg, chief executive of Glencore, who delivered his own wake-up call for people campaigning for an end to producing most forms of fossil fuel, especially coal.

Refusing to kowtow to the campaigners, Glasenberg delivered a robust reminder that the world needs all the coal it can get if it is to produce the electricity it needs at an affordable price.

Rather than being left in the ground because it has suddenly become “unburnable”, coal will probably boost its share of total global energy production.

“In fact, we anticipate that we will need to invest more capital in order to maintain our existing production levels and to stay abreast of world demand,” Glasenberg wrote in Glencore’s recently released sustainability report.

Labor internally complains behind closed-doors, and away from their loony-left, detesting the Greens and their loopy policies. But come election time they secretly embrace the Greens and work hand-in-hand on secret preference deals that gets a lot of their people across the line. You only have to review the primary (first past the post) results in the past elections to see the trends.

The Greens are extreme-militant in their narrow views and do not allow free thought or expression of views other than their own. Adolf Hitler had a more open mind than any of the Greens..(Fact.) He also did more good than the Greens but that is a different matter. (EG: Volkswagen /Autobahn etc..) Greens have only pushed backward with anti Australian views. Just look at Tasmania. (A Beautiful State with no ambition, no industry, no opportunities for youth employment and little optimism throughout. Thanks to the bloody Greens.)

You don't do much research do you David M ??

Shortens public comments of late show he is just floundering and clutching at straws. Obviously has no meaningful policies.Only Abbott, Abbott, Abbott. Keep it up Bill you will continue to be the Coalitions greatest asset

thats a general reference as i see it

''you are one nasty bastard ehh''

This will show how mean the tax department is hitting this poor bloke.

I just received an audit on my tax return for 2014 back from the Australian Tax Office and it puzzles me!!!

They are questioning how many dependents I claimed.

I guess it was because of my response to the question, "List all your dependants?"

I replied, "100,000 muslim immigrants we provide everything for; 10,000 crack heads in rehab; 1 million unemployed people on the dole and not looking for work, 25,000 people in prison, 3,000 boat people who just arrived for a holiday, 535 persons in the Parliament and Senate!!!!

They told me that this was NOT the correct answer.


This video is 7 min and explains the Iranian Moslem belief of the coming of the Mahdi, the Moslem messiah before which one third of the world's people are to die to nuclear war and one third due to starvation and chaos.

Watch "Mahdi Madness: The 12th Imam Psychosis in Iran" on YouTube

Thanks Bruce.. got it loud'n clear.