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Beertruk
Beertruk
June 24, 2024 5:53 pm

Today’s Paywallion:

Peter Dutton’s nuclear policy gives renewables investors a shock

Nick Cater
24 Jun 2024

Peter Dutton gave us more than a routine policy announcement last week. He delivered a credible threat of competition to a featherbedded industry that has grown lazy on government largesse.

If renewable energy was the cheapest electricity source and nuclear the most expensive, the green energy barons would have nothing to fear from a nuclear competitor.

Yet the market reaction to Dutton’s intervention proved investors don’t buy the government’s spin. They know that in a competitive market, nuclear generation will eat renewables’ lunch, just as coal once did before wind and solar were showered with subsidies and the market rules were altered in renewables’ favour.

The shift in the opposition’s policy settings would deter future investments and prompt today’s investors to reassess their positions, Clean Energy Investor Group CEO Marilyne Crestias told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Prices in relatively free markets like ours are not determined by ministerial decree, nor can they be accurately predicted by scientists at the CSIRO, however good their spreadsheets.

Prices are a mechanism that coordinates fragmented knowledge and spreads it instantaneously, allowing investors to allocate scarce capital for the most productive purpose. If the prospect of nuclear power is causing financiers to go cold on renewables, then the price signal has done them a favour by saving them from making a dud investment.

The Clean Energy Investor Group is hardly a disinterested observer. It is the peak body for major renewable investors, including Macquarie, Blackrock, Neoen and Tilt Energy. Together, they own 76 clean energy assets worth $38bn. The present value of those assets is now hostage to the electoral fortunes of Anthony Albanese, which is why cashed-up renewable energy investors are accumulating a war chest of hundreds of millions of dollars to keep Labor in power.

The influence of this powerful, crony-capitalist enterprise is one reason Dutton has only an outside chance of turning nuclear into an election-winning issue. Polling on public support for nuclear has been trending Dutton’s way, and the evidence from around the world is stacked in his favour.

The history of bad ideas shows them to be most potent when entrepreneurs discover ways of making a buck out of them, however. The influence of the cashed-up renewable energy sector in global politics and cultural institutions has made the net-zero narrative all but impossible to dislodge.

‘It is hard to find a single Western economy remotely on track to meet 2030 commitments, let alone the big one in 2050.’

Protecting the present value of trillions of dollars of global capital rests on maintaining the fiction that wind and solar power, backed up by numberless batteries yet to be built and pumped hydro yet to be installed, is the key to rescuing the planet. Trillions of dollars of capital have been misallocated to this purpose thanks to perverse incentives provided by politicians whose most pressing concern is not to save the planet, but to survive the next election.

Labor’s target of 82 per cent carbon-free electricity by 2030 was derived from the same RepuTex modelling that gave Albanese the confidence to stick his neck out on power bills by promising a household saving of $275 by this time next year. It is beyond the bounds of probability that either target will be met. Coal and gas generated 75 per cent of the electricity in the National Electricity Market over the weekend, a proportion that has barely shifted since Labor came to power.

Investment in renewable energy infrastructure is at its lowest level for eight years, and the rollout of new wind turbines, grid-scale solar, transmission and storage is hopelessly behind schedule.

The latest quarterly accounting report from the Climate Change and Energy Department shows Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 0.5 per cent last year. At that rate, the government won’t reach its 2030 target until 2051.

Australia is not the only country that was caught up in the exuberance of the 2019 Paris climate conference and promised more than it could possibly achieve. It is hard to find a single Western economy remotely on track to meet 2030 commitments, let alone the big one in 2050.

In a report published last month by the Fraser Institute, Czech-Canadian scientist Vaclav Smil outlined the task ahead. More than 4 terawatts of electricity-generating capacity must be replaced, and almost 1.5 billion gasoline and diesel vehicle engines must be converted to electricity.

Almost all the world’s agricultural and crop-processing machinery must be replaced, including 50 million tractors and more than 100 million irrigation pumps. New heat sources must be developed to smelt iron, manufacture cement and glass, process chemicals and preserve food. More than half a billion domestic, industrial and institutional gas furnaces must be abandoned. Novel forms of motive power must be found for 120,000 merchant vessels, and we’ll need to develop a carbon-free way of keeping 25,000 jetliners in the air.

All this must be achieved in a single generation, even though we have yet to reach the peak of global fossil fuel consumption and deploy any zero-carbon large-scale processes to produce essential materials.

For Smil, the most disturbing thing about the net-zero fallacy is what it tells us about the economic, numerical and scientific illiteracy of a generation that is, on paper, the most educated in history. As Smil told American author Robert Bryce in an email exchange, we live in a fully post-factual world.

The net-zero fallacy has taken root “because the soil is receptive: utterly brainless mass of mobile-bound individuals devoid of any historical perspective and any kindergarten commonsense understanding”.

The cartoonish reaction to Dutton’s nuclear announcement last week was evidence of Smil’s point. If there is a solid argument against legalising nuclear power in Australia, Chris Bowen failed to produce it. Until he does, Dutton can safely regard the debate as won.

Yet politicians are not rewarded for winning fact-based arguments. They are rewarded by winning elections. As Thomas Sowell points out, one of the differences between economics and politics is that politicians are not forced to pay attention to long-term consequences.

“An elected official whose policies keep the public happy up through election day stands a good chance of being voted another term in office, even if those policies will have ruinous consequences in later years,” Sowell wrote in Basic Economics.

Yet the test of Dutton’s policy is whether it will increase competition in the market, offering a credible alternative to the untrodden renewable-only path on which we are embarked.

The squeals from the renewable energy establishment last week suggest he is on the right track.

Nick Cater is a senior fellow at the Menzies Research Centre and a visiting fellow at the Danube Institute.

NICK CATER
 
 COLUMNIST
 

m0nty
June 24, 2024 6:01 pm

Nuclear power will completely collapse the wholesale price of energy AND displace both wind and solar with their idiotic requirement that we must over-build to make them useful

The timeframe for building a single nuke plant is at least eleven years, says Dutton himself, and at least sixteen according to Frightbat Michaelia. So it’s sixteen minimum.

By 2035, the energy market will be dominated by renewables, let alone 2040. Nukes are just not needed.

They are a distraction, a radioactive squirrel released by Dutton to keep you lot occupied while he busies himself remaking the LNP according to Trumpian racism and policies nicked from the DLP.

You are a total thickhead if you get sucked in by his obvious nonsense. Of course, Cats are all over it like flies on a cowpat.

Lysander
Lysander
June 24, 2024 6:02 pm

There has got to be a legitimate reason as to why Elbow has given the GG an extra $200Gs.

1) Maaaaaaaaates,
2) GG is Overworked and underpaid.

Or, more likely…?

3) He (or his party) is still planning to hold a referendum on a Republic in 3-4 years’ time. What better way to say “Look! The King’s Representative, basically a foreign sovereign, gets paid $800,000… surely that should go to a President?”

I do believe he’s that stupid.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 24, 2024 6:08 pm

The present value of those assets is now hostage to the electoral fortunes of Anthony Albanese

Thats Cthulhu level of horror for the carpet baggers.

“Heres my testicles, the only thing stopping them from going through the mincing machine is the stalwart intelligence, charisma and common sense of Handsome boy and his party”….

I note Monty has declined to opine on the time frame/cost/location for the big batteries needed to remove all fossil fuels to provide baseload 24/7.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 24, 2024 6:08 pm

Reminds me of a certain Monty Python sketch.

‘Woke garbage’: Department of Defence under fire for asking job applicants about pronouns and sexuality (Sky News, 24 Jun)

Australia’s Department of Defence has been slammed for asking applicants about the pronouns they use, whether they are “non-binary”, and whether they identify as LGBTIQ+. 

Sounds like a great way not to get any actual applicants.

MatrixTransform
June 24, 2024 6:14 pm

if it’s true that renew balls are the cheapest

renewables are only considered cheaper to build on an LCOE basis
… which is a confected crock of shiite

the instantaneous wholesale electricity price is weighted artificially toward renewables by burdening the CO2 dirty generators with extra costs artificially imposed via legislation
… which is also a confected crock of shiite

nuclear is not CO2 dirty

game-over

Lysander
Lysander
June 24, 2024 6:15 pm

A man has been arrested after police found him in possession of capsicum spray and a knife inside a church in Sydney’s east overnight.

Hmmmmmm this will happen more and more…

About four years ago a ME looking man came up to me in our Church carpark and said:

“Do you believe in Jesus?”

“Yes, why do you think I’m here” I retorted, a bit angrily.

Then he said the most alarming thing:

“A day will come soon when the blood of all of those who do not follow the Prophet will flow through the streets.”

Me: “Oh f-ck off pedo apologist”

Also me (later): Hello ASIO…(the cops came out and scoped the Church for “exit points” and later our priest put in a whole bunch of new glass doors, fences around the perimeter of the church, bolstered with bougainvilleas.

Pogria
Pogria
June 24, 2024 6:16 pm

Lizzie,
re, slipping and falling on the ice, OUCH!
I broke my tail bone when a horse I was riding reared and flipped over backwards. Landed on me. I had broken my pelvis in two places, a vertebrae and my tailbone.
Funny thing was, docs said if the tail bone didn’t knit, they would have to remove it. I said NOOOOO. At that age, I believed that if my tail bone were removed, my bum would drop! hahahaha
The fact that if my pelvis moved, instead of healing, I may have been a paraplegic, didn’t bother me at all. The supreme confidence of youth. Lol.

A few years later, same thing happened. Horse flipped over, broken collarbone, and broken tailbone. Poor little tailbone has had a rough life.
Chortle.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 24, 2024 6:19 pm

Poor Irish.
50 years of climbing out from “stupid Paddy” jokes undone in an instant.

https://x.com/SaraReyi/status/1805010339206938695

MatrixTransform
June 24, 2024 6:21 pm

Given that the forecast installed based of network batteries by 2030 is 5GW

mUnty, batteries are not rated in GW

you sound like an clown

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 24, 2024 6:24 pm

By 2035, the energy market will be dominated by renewables, let alone 2040. Nukes are just not needed.

Hey mUntyfa, how much of your SMSF is tied up in ruinables?

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 24, 2024 6:26 pm

The fukwit doesn’t even understand the difference between power and energy.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 24, 2024 6:30 pm

Coopers XPA, in purple tins, is the winter beer here.
Then Emu Ex between Grand Final Day and Anzac.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 24, 2024 6:31 pm

Scrymgour to sue Thorpe over ‘damaging’ commentsRhiannon Down

Labor MP Marion Scrymgour says she will sue Independent Senator Lidia Thorpe for comments she made about the Lingiari MP’s history with the Northern Land Council.
Ms Scrymgour accused Senator Thorpe of seeking to harm her reputation and taking her attacks outside of parliament by posting on social media, in a personal explanation after Question Time.
“Senator Thorpe does not respect the institute of parliament or what it stands for,” she said.
“But she is happy to use it to attack people she sees as her political opponents – especially when they are other First Nations women.
“What I don’t expect is to have one aspect of the system deliberately weaponised through social media in relation to something that has nothing to do with my performance as an elected member and by someone who seeks to augment her First Nations identity and credentials by claiming association and relationship with Aboriginal territorians.
“She has nothing to do with us. I have engaged lawyers in relation to the social media posts.”

wivenhoe
wivenhoe
June 24, 2024 6:35 pm

mUnty, batteries are not rated in GW
you sound like an clown

Yeah, well…There would be a reason for that.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 24, 2024 6:36 pm

The bush is going to destroy the renewable scam.
We’ve already put it years behind and we’ve only just begun. The WRL transmission line was meant to be in construction by now and they haven’t even managed to do an environmental effects statement to this point.
Ausnet managers have resorted to skulking around the zone in unmarked cars because they know they will cop abuse and be chased off as soon as they try to “consult”.

2dogs
2dogs
June 24, 2024 6:38 pm

On the “unanswered questions” issue re: nuclear, such as costings, Dutton should just point to nuclear overseas, say that we aren’t doing anything unusual, so expect similar results.

If he puts his own figure on things, no doubt Bowen will have AEMO or the CSIRO fabricate lies that claim to be based on overseas costs to supposedly debunk him.

132andBush
132andBush
June 24, 2024 6:38 pm

They are a distraction, a radioactive squirrel released by Dutton to keep you lot occupied while he busies himself remaking the LNP according to Trumpian racism and policies nicked from the DLP.

You are a total thickhead if you get sucked in by his obvious nonsense. Of course, Cats are all over it like flies on a cowpat.

Monty effectively calling us all racists.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 24, 2024 6:39 pm

Ta for all the yummy data on renewables & nuclear today I just went through and cut & paste into a word doc for future use.

My tussle the other day in another forum amounted to nothing, whoever was at the other end of the keyboard was just trolling. I worked out after an insult and no actual argument other that that one was wrong it wasn’t worth it.

Rosie
Rosie
June 24, 2024 6:40 pm

Sounds like Fatima Payman is about to jump the Labor ship and join the Greens.

JC
JC
June 24, 2024 6:40 pm

2dogs

June 24, 2024 6:38 pm

But it’s an untested technology, 2Dogs. 🙂

JC
JC
June 24, 2024 6:41 pm

Just to recap.

Keating is a venomous sack of shit. The worst.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 24, 2024 6:45 pm

Keating is a CCP asset.
There’s nothing for China in the nuclear option and that is unacceptable to Keating.

132andBush
132andBush
June 24, 2024 6:46 pm

Hey mUntyfa, how much of your SMSF is tied up in ruinables?

No doubt quite a lot of it.
It’s the very definition of crony capitalism.
Those houses won’t buy themselves ya know.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 24, 2024 6:47 pm

Is there any reason why Dutton can’t drop the GG’s pay back to previous levels if elected?

If he can he needs to,

MatrixTransform
June 24, 2024 6:48 pm

Cats are all over it like flies on a cowpat

I resent that

… I’m more like a dung beetle

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 24, 2024 6:50 pm

The poisonous mediocrity even more poisonous and spiteful than usual tonight. What ails it I wonder. Lotsa lies and false accusations too I see.

132andBush
132andBush
June 24, 2024 6:53 pm

With Turnbull a close second.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 24, 2024 6:53 pm

renewables are only considered cheaper to build on an LCOE basis 

… which is a confected crock of shiite

Harsh. But fair.

When you look at the assumptions sitting behind the GenCost LCOE, a few things stand out:

Nuclear power plants only have a 30 economic life – apparently. The same as solar, and only 5 years more than wind. (Grudgingly, the report admits the life could go a little longer, but commercial operators would likely not amortise over a longer period.)

Nuclear power plants have an ‘efficiency’ of 33% – compared to 100% for renewables. The term ‘efficiency’ here appears to mean ‘fudge factor’.

The life and replacement cost of storage batteries is secret AEMO modelling business.

Terrible work.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 24, 2024 6:56 pm

One of Montys mates..

A complete lying, slithering turd as you imagine.

https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f4a7.svgsimon holmes à court

@simonahac

https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/2622.svg wait ’til the 10 million aussies living under a solar array find out their solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear.

He is literally touting the variability of solar as a strength.
?

132andBush
132andBush
June 24, 2024 7:00 pm

Rosie
June 24, 2024 6:49 pm

Exactly

More of what some have called “mixed rhetoric”.

MatrixTransform
June 24, 2024 7:04 pm

‘efficiency’

I want my integrals back !!

this is right up there with the bastards responsible for taking butter out of sandwiches

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Cassie of Sydney
June 24, 2024 7:04 pm

I see the resident Nazi is here spraying his excrement.

I wonder how many Nazis he’s punched today? I wonder how many mirrors he’s had to replace in his home? Because the only Nazi our resident Nazi puncher will ever see is the one reflected back at him when he looks in the mirror.

132andBush
132andBush
June 24, 2024 7:05 pm

https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/2622.svg wait ’til the 10 million aussies living under a solar array find out their solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear. are slowly degrading and leaching toxic materials onto their house and down the drains.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 24, 2024 7:10 pm

wait ’til the 10 million aussies living under a solar array find out their solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear.

These poor souls will experience exactly the same under large-scale renewables. Robber Barons aren’t going to invest just to have negative pricing, or curtailment for the convenience of homeowners.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 24, 2024 7:11 pm

WA Labor Senator Fatima Payman weighs up future as pro-Palestine stance leaves her on the outerDan Jervis-Bardy, Katina Curtis and Josh ZimmermanThe West Australian
Mon, 24 June 2024 1:34PM

Comments

Fatima Payman’s future as a WA Labor senator is under a cloud as her strong pro-Palestine position ostracises her from the party.
Senator Payman has stopped talking to senior colleagues amid rumours she is considering quitting Labor and voting in support of a pro-Palestine motion from the Greens in Federal Parliament later this week.
Labor rules prevent its MPs from crossing the floor except on rare matters of conscience, meaning the Afghan-born senator would face expulsion if she backed the Greens’ motion while still a member.
Expulsion would also mean losing access to party-provided services, including electorate databases and most likely Labor-aligned staff from her office.

The West Australian has contacted Senator Payman for comment.
The 29-year-old has become increasingly isolated internally after breaking ranks in May to accuse Israel of carrying out a “genocide” in Gaza.
While some colleagues – including cabinet minister Ed Husic – publicly expressed support for the first-term senator, many others were privately seething at a shock intervention that distracted from the Government’s post-budget sell.

Shut the door on your way out, Fatima.

Cassie of Sydney
June 24, 2024 7:12 pm

Sounds like Fatima Payman is about to jump the Labor ship and join the Greens.

I hope so, that means WA Labor machine will destroy her. The only reason this Jew hater is in parliament is because the stupid effing Liberals preferenced this Jew hater above PHON.

Great work WA Liberals.

Tom
Tom
June 24, 2024 7:19 pm

The Sky News on air talent have taken management to the cleaners.

Peta Credlin returned to work tonight after swanning around Europe in the northern summer for the past three weeks.

But Sky’s original prima donna Andrew Blot has extracted a deal from management that allows him a four-week holiday mid-year on top of the six weeks he takes of over Christmas-New Year.

Meanwhile, Sharri Markson is the only Sky host who sees her role as an actual journalist who breaks stories.
?
While Sky News’s daytime journalists are lazy leftwing activists, the nighttime crew are even lazier.

Rosie
Rosie
June 24, 2024 7:20 pm

“solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear.”
As though that doesn’t happen now.
Not to mention it’s the ‘flexibility’ of solar that’s the problem numbskull.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 24, 2024 7:21 pm

I suspect Dutton has screwed up future investments in renew balls and possibly totally fcked the Liars plan. It would be hard to imagine anyone making any future large-scale investments in the sector with this albatross hanging over everything.
Albatross. Would that be the big bird missing its head when the offshore wind farms start spinning up?
After all the Polar Bear b/s and after all the dams and mines kyboshed because of some insignificant fauna discomfiture, the silence of the climate lambs has been deafening.

Rosie
Rosie
June 24, 2024 7:22 pm

“The only reason this Jew hater is in parliament is because the stupid effing Liberals preferenced this Jew hater above PHON.”
Give Labor some credit for selecting someone who hates Jews even more than she hates Australians.

Indolent
Indolent
June 24, 2024 7:25 pm
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 24, 2024 7:28 pm

wait ’til the 10 million aussies living under a solar array find out their solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear.

Err, you mean like coal plants have to dial down now when the sun comes out and the wind blows, but be prepared to crank up when the sun goes down?
Cry me a ribba, Simon.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 24, 2024 7:28 pm

Somebody tell me why Fatima Payman can wear a hijab in the Senate, yet Pauline Hanson is not allowed to wear a scarf with a Star of David?

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 24, 2024 7:34 pm
cohenite
June 24, 2024 7:45 pm

The timeframe for building a single nuke plant is at least eleven years, says Dutton himself, and at least sixteen according to Frightbat Michaelia. So it’s sixteen minimum.

You’re such a liar dickless; unless of course you are as stupid as blackout.

Bill Gates’ Terra Power is building in Wyoming on an old coal power plant site a .5GW Natrium plant for $4 billion which will take 5-6 years to build. This is a new type: Natrium is not water cooled, but uses molten salts MSR, less uranium, less waste. Other Gen IV reactors include gas-cooled fast reactors (GFR), lead-cooled fast reactors (LFR), sodium-cooled fast reactors (SFR), supercritical-water-cooled reactors (SCWR), and very high-temperature reactors (VHTR). China already has a natrium reactor, a small one, which started in 2021 and since 2020 and by 2025 will have added another 19GW of nuclear power to their grid.

In the West delays and cost blow-outs are caused by green tape and law suits by dickless greenies.

Rockdoctor
Rockdoctor
June 24, 2024 7:46 pm

Sounds like Fatima Payman is about to jump the Labor ship and join the Greens.

s44 in the wind perhaps?

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 24, 2024 8:06 pm

wait ’til the 10 million aussies living under a solar array find out their solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear.

What’s the current feed-in tariff for domestic solar?
Nowhere near what they were 10-15 years ago. And who is responsible for dialling back those rates? Sure as shit ain’t the noocular generators.
To paraphrase some soaring oratory from the past, “If you like your panels, you can keep your panels”.
When he says “turned off” what does he mean?
That some Noocular Police are going to turn up and stop you using your own panels.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 24, 2024 8:08 pm

The timeframe for building a single nuke plant is at least eleven years, says Dutton himself, and at least sixteen according to Frightbat Michaelia. So it’s sixteen minimum.

Not if you declare a special economic zone and keep the CFMEU out.

cohenite
June 24, 2024 8:27 pm

WTF is this:

Liberal Senator Dave Sharma says the University of Sydney capitulating to the demands of “activists and protesters” sets a “terrible precedent”.
The University of Sydney in a deal with its Muslim Students Association has committed to disclosing defence-related research publicly online
“I’m very concerned about it,” Mr Sharma told Sky News Australia.
“What we’ve seen here is a group of activists and protesters … basically hijack the university’s policies and interrupt or threaten academic freedom.
“The heart of that concept [academic freedom] is the notion that university researchers can establish research partnerships with other countries.
“It sets a terrible precedent.”

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 24, 2024 8:30 pm

Peter Dutton’s son Tom pictured holding bag containing ‘white powder’

  • Tom Dutton pictured holding a bag containing ‘white powder’
  • Peter Dutton said: ‘This is a private matter for the Dutton family’

Daily Mail.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 24, 2024 8:32 pm

Just checked.
In round terms the solar feed-in in Victoria is 4 cents a KwH.
It is higher in early evening and overnight (10 cents in round terms) but, of course, you would need a decent battery set-up to access that tariff.
With retail rates at over 20 cents a KwH, the days of refund cheques lobbing in the letter-boxes of those with rooftop solar are long gone.
Rooftop solar is solely for those trying to avoid ballooning retail electricity costs, no longer a cash cow to feed into the grid.
Four cents isn’t really going to cut it.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 24, 2024 8:41 pm

JC

Why don’t you set up an annual bet with Fatboy? Along the lines of annual progress towards Nett Zero. You could have him buying you annual steak lunches until 2050.

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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 24, 2024 8:42 pm

Shaolin soccer on SBS.
Stupid and funny in

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 24, 2024 8:45 pm

wait ’til the 10 million aussies living under a solar array find out their solar panels will have to be turned off routinely to accomodate the inflexibility of nuclear.

Wait ’til the millions of Aussies in the workforce find out their jobs will stop and start irregularly to accommodate the unreliability of wind and solar generation that does not have reliable backup.

And so will their pay.

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Titus Groates
Titus Groates
June 24, 2024 8:45 pm

Sounds like Fatima Payman is about to jump the Labor ship and join the Greens.

Stupid question I know, but how does a hijab wearing devout Mussie join an outfit committed to LBGTIQ+ rights and advancement?

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 24, 2024 8:46 pm

And large scale solar does what to the home array?
Simon says the cash is mine mine mine.

shatterzzz
June 24, 2024 8:50 pm

Started watching the Paramount offering, “A Gentleman in Moscow” and have to admit my knowledge of the 1st years after the Revolution isn’t a strong point but I can’t recall ever reading about the, noticeable, numbers of “persons of colour” not only in Moscow but holding positions of influence in the revolutionary gummint …..!
It seems it’s not only Disney & Netflix that luv .. diversity .. LOL!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8230448/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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cohenite
June 24, 2024 8:57 pm

Rooftop solar is solely for those trying to avoid ballooning retail electricity costs, 

And to avoid blackouts; which of course requires a battery and a generator.

Further to Mark Scott’s arse licking of the Sydney uni muzzie students, there was an excerpt on Sharri with the students (sic) giving a gloating press conference after Scott presented his arse for fuking. All of the students (sic) were thick gutted, full bearded guttural slurping caricatures, dressed in the robes and kufis. There is no better image of the capitulation of the Australian and Western intelligentsia and ruling class to the camel fukers than that image.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
June 24, 2024 9:23 pm

Rockdoctor  June 24, 2024 6:47 pm

Is there any reason why Dutton can’t drop the GG’s pay back to previous levels if elected?

IIRC, the remuneration of the Governors & the Goveror-General is fixed, that is, during their term of appointment their remuneration can be neither reduced nor increased.

The rules on recalling (or whatever the word is for sacking a G-G) I know very little of, & they may be a different matter.

The sum of my knowledge is that Whitlam, when he got wind of what Kerr was up to, attempted to have Her Majesty recall the G-G before Kerr could sack him. Whitlam wasn’t quick enough off the mark, & the rest is history.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 24, 2024 9:24 pm

Ronnie RAAF, justifying his use of cable TV in the aircon, and once again from the nested comments:

There was no “going outside the wire and hunting the enemy” by ANY nation, during my “deployment”

This would be Somalia in 1993, for interested observers. This is from the AWM site itself:

Strength: Approx 1,500. 1 RAR Group +, HQ Australian Forces Somalia (UNITAF), HMAS Tobruk, HMAS Jervis Bay, RAN Clearance Diving Team 1, RAAF elements.

Note carefully – RAAF ‘elements’. Also, and far from being Bomber Command, 9 Squadron in Vietnam or Top Gun:

The RAAF were also used to move the Australian Forces to and from the Area of Operations from Australia and conducted regular resupply missions.

So – FIFO resup pilots, and glorified bus drivers to and from Straya.

Tell ‘your ‘nobody went outside the wire’ horseshit to 1RAR and the reinforced 2/4RAR company supporting it, you mincing light blue poodle.

You are Captain Darling from Blackadder, no more.

Keep going, and you will deservedly earn the handle of Liability Bob 2.0.

calli
calli
June 24, 2024 9:33 pm

When he says “turned off” what does he mean?

I’m intrigued by how this can be achieved. My array isn’t remotely controlled. Never really thought much about the measly tariff payback. My sun-power goes into keeping the swimming pool toasty warm via the heater. And running the w/m and dishwasher and stove.

I have the panels cleaned and checked regularly, as most sensible people with a substantial investment would do.

calli
calli
June 24, 2024 9:36 pm

Batteries for domestic use still don’t pass the cost/benefit test. The Beloved ran the figures about a year ago.

And I don’t want one of the stupid unstable things anywhere near the house. EVs ditto.

Gabor
Gabor
June 24, 2024 9:38 pm

Mark Steyn’s latest about Pride month.

He has some interesting articles, not all interest me but some are very thoughtful, worth reading.

Hope he overcomes his health issues and beats his political enemies.

Cassie of Sydney
June 24, 2024 9:43 pm

All of the students (sic) were thick gutted, full bearded guttural slurping caricatures, dressed in the robes and kufis. There is no better image of the capitulation of the Australian and Western intelligentsia and ruling class to the camel fukers than that image.

Yep.

Gabor
Gabor
June 24, 2024 9:59 pm

calli
June 24, 2024 9:36 pm

Batteries for domestic use still don’t pass the cost/benefit test. The Beloved ran the figures about a year ago.

And I don’t want one of the stupid unstable things anywhere near the house. EVs ditto.

That makes me think, we have a holiday shack in a remote area but have electric.
Couple of weeks ago lightning struck the main line, single wire earth return, and caused damage to the house wiring, not yet fixed.

I was thinking of going off line with solar and batteries.
Storing the batteries in a shed away from the house.

People in the know, would it be better to use deep cycle batteries like the old Telecom discards instead of the new fangled ones and just how dangerous are they, I mean % wise?

I read about the fires frequently but it has to be seen in proportion of the numbers in use surely.

cohenite
June 24, 2024 9:59 pm

And further to the Sydney uni capitulation to the muzzie students (sic): in reality it is a capitulation to this:

Father-son terrorists describe raping, executing woman on Oct. 7 (nypost.com)

Foxbody
Foxbody
June 24, 2024 10:02 pm

With respect to the payment of the incoming G G-

As the figure is fixed during the term of the appointment, the Govt must be anticipating some serious inflation; and

Isn’t the G Gs pay tax free, on the basis the Crown can’t/won’t tax itself?

Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 24, 2024 10:10 pm

What a effin joke!

—-

Rebel News HQ:

BREAKING: Toronto Police investigate Rebel News for hate speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_7bBX8R94

KevinM
KevinM
June 24, 2024 10:35 pm

Who is Ronnie RAAF and what is this all about?

I know I’m missing out but not enough time in the day to hunt around in nested comments.

Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 24, 2024 10:49 pm

Blimmin’ flip, the GG gets an office and staff; a house, and servants; a limo, and driver; and a plane, with pilot and peanut girls.
They should not get paid a single red cent.
I wholly believe that the amount of money being created and funnelled to the “public service” of pollies, unions, super funds and NDIS administrators will soon lead to a savagely leveraged urban elite, and an impoverished class of paysant serfs who work only to catch up to inflation and rent their land for the privilege of hosting transmission lines and carbon offsets.

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 24, 2024 10:55 pm

“Sliante” to you horrible mob.

I’m having a few single malts, watching Billy Joel “We Didn’t light the Fire”, and thinking it’s a rather depressing exercise when you understand all the historical references…

Indolent
Indolent
June 24, 2024 10:59 pm
Indolent
Indolent
June 24, 2024 11:02 pm
Indolent
Indolent
June 24, 2024 11:03 pm
KevinM
KevinM
June 25, 2024 1:58 am

Princess Anne has been rushed to the hospital after suffering minor head injuries and a concussion following an incident at the Gatcombe Park Estate Sunday night.

Doesn’t seem to be anything serious.
She is the only sane one of the lot, would be a pity to lose her.
I think she best give up horse riding at her age.

Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:01 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:02 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:03 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:04 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
June 25, 2024 4:06 am
KevinM
KevinM
June 25, 2024 4:31 am

Humans can be the most cruel beings, but most of us also are kind and caring to people and animals.

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From;
Soulful Illumination ·
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Jimmy the Donkey was born in the trenches at the Somme, when a German shell fatally wounded his pregnant mother.

British soldiers were forced to deliver Jimmy in the mud of the battlefield.
The baby donkey was raised by the troops of the Cameronian Scottish Rifles who fed him condensed milk and rations.

They even taught the animal to salute by raising one hoof.
Jimmy would spend the years with the regiment, hauling supplies and keeping his human comrades’ spirits up.

He was wounded three times before the end of the war, but went on to become a mascot of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the 20s and 30s.
He died in 1943 and was buried in Peterborough’s Central Park.
A monument was erected to commemorate him.

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Steve trickler
Steve trickler
June 25, 2024 6:03 am

That was a BIG hit!

John force the worst day ever the crash in full Prayers for John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgXgOSjdwHE

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 6:32 am

When will the terrorist boosters at the UN give it a rest?
https://x.com/Aizenberg55/status/1805237588862632156?t=2rnfknW7De8XnDzAWshP6Q&s=19

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 6:39 am
Beertruk
Beertruk
June 25, 2024 6:51 am

Tim Blair in today’s Tele:

WHAT KIND OF LAME ANTI-NUKE KOOK ARE YOU?

TIM BLAIR
25 Jun 2024
 
All credit to Peter Dutton.

By presenting his ambitious nuclear plan, the Liberal leader has wonderfully exposed the hysterical and irrational attitudes of Australia’s substantial anti-nuke kook community.

Perhaps you include yourself among that increasingly tense and jittery societal sector. But although a kook you may be, the precise nature of your leftist-infused nuke-frightened kookiness could still at this point be undetermined.

Perhaps this causes anxiety. Everything else does.

Well, fear not and worry no more – even though fear and worry are leftoid factory settings – because one of the following antinuclear categories is bound to match your own progress-opposing personality:

The Basic Fraidy Cat. This is the anti-nuke hierarchy’s lowest tier. Fraidy Cats sometimes cite events at Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima, but their real opposition to nuclear energy dates back to the 1950s. They’ve been scared since the first radiation-enhanced B-movie monster smashed a scale model city.

The Wild Exaggeratrix. A boutique category dominated by Australia’s veteran anti-nuke campaigner Helen Caldicott, who in 2011 wrote: “By now close to one million people have died of causes linked to the Chernobyl disaster.”

Caldicott, who at 85 is 17 years older than the entire global commercial nuclear industry, also claimed that 2011’s Fukushima nuclear accident could “far exceed Chernobyl in terms of the effects on public health”.

Wrong. As environmental analyst Michael Shellenberger concluded in 2019, “the best-available science clearly shows that Caldicott’s estimate of the number of people killed by nuclear accidents was off by one million”.

The Cartoon Kids. Caldicott’s peculiar life mission was inspired by Nevil Shute’s 1957 end-of-the-world novel On the Beach. Inheritors of her antinuclear mania are now inspired by a 34-year-old episode of The Simpsons that showed a nuke-mutated three-eyed fish.

Thus continues an ancient leftist tradition of swapping science for fiction. Incidentally, as a few onliners have noted, the town depicted in The Simpsons seems to have since enjoyed endless affordable and safe nuclear power with no additional mutants.

Even in cartoon-land, nuclear wins. Yet Labor assistant minister Andrew Leigh is waving around a three-eyed Blinky Bill and asking: “Is this what Peter Dutton wants Blinky to look like in 50 years?”

The ACTU is running a straight steal of the old three-eyed fish and Victorian Labor Premier Jacinta Allen is doing the same. Bring on the copyright lawyers.

The Proximity Panic Person. This type uses the word “backyard” in every single mention of nuclear energy. Apparently Australian backyards have grown so much in size that they now include current and former locations of coal power plants.

A tip to our proximity people: for the sake of your own peace of mind, please don’t look up how surprisingly close Brittany Higgins’s French chateau is to the nearest nuclear reactor. It’s not exactly in her village’s backyard, but it’s possibly backyard adjacent.

The Eternal Questioner. Step forward, Guardian reporter Amy Remeikis, who variously claims of Dutton’s nuclear plan: “We don’t know how much it would cost, we don’t know what reactors they would use,” possibly right up to we don’t know what colours they’d be, we don’t know how many Hamas goons will turn up if we screen Israel’s flag on the side of them and so on, forever.
This is a delaying tactic. You could do the same thing to put off purchasing a replacement radial for the Kia: we don’t know the tread depth, we don’t know the rubber source, we don’t know the name of the font used by the tyre brand.

Tyres and nuclear reactors are known things. They’re everywhere. Just buy them and get on with it, like the rest of the normal world.

The Intellectual Ponderer. These are my personal favourites. They’re against nuclear power, but pretend to have arrived at that decision by an exhaustive process of expert inquiry.

They even allow that, yes, when all information is at hand, that nuclear energy is not, as it happens, particularly dangerous.

These people sound like they’re describing the chilling threat of an office photocopier.

The Time Twiddler. Usually of a dull leftish aspect, the Twiddler proclaims that 20 years is far too long to wait for approval and construction of atomic facilities. The Twiddler thinks that this is a crushing argument against nuclear power.

It is in fact a crushing argument against leftist bureaucracy and regulation. Remove them and hit the gas: during the 1940s, nuclear energy went from US presidential approval to ending WWII in just 42 months.

The whiners are putting a lot of effort into this. May it all be wasted.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
June 25, 2024 7:07 am

Clare O’Neil warns pro-Palestinian protesters are ‘menacing’ and ‘violent’
[Unlinkable OZ]

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil has declared pro-Palestinian protesters can’t be handed “a blank cheque for behaviour which threatens the cohesion of our society” and has slammed social media platforms for “germinating and growing the bigotry” that has plagued the country.

So, Clare has woken up to the distress caused by street violence to Australians who happen to be Jewish?

Oh…

In a speech to the Australian National University, Ms O’Neil declared the behaviour of protesters at the offices of Labor MPs was “menacing, violent and unacceptable”.

“People will disagree. That is part of being in a democracy … But preventing vulnerable people from accessing government services is not respectful of our fellow citizens. Jamming open the door of the offices of politicians and screaming until the staff have to leave, shaking, is not peaceful protest,” she said.

“Painting blood red symbols of terrorism, or leaving childlike fake bodies outside offices, is not properly peaceful protest … Our social cohesion is our most valuable national asset, and we cannot allow conflicts on the other side of the world to undermine or erode it.”

The Canbra Bubble; writ large and unembarrassed.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
June 25, 2024 7:24 am

Our greatest national embarrassment since Sarah Hanson-Young is thankfully looking to be denied a fairytale finish to his career (the Hun):

Australia’s hopes of claiming a Triple Crown of World Cups have likely been destroyed by another drop-catch horror show against India, and only a Bangladeshi miracle can revive them.

And:

Unless Bangladesh can upset Afghanistan later this morning AEST, Australia will be unceremoniously rissoled out of the World Cup with back-to-back losses and David Warner’s international career will be over.

Because:

Australia dropped six catches against Scotland (including three from Marsh), five in the shock loss to Afghanistan – derailment which is what’s put them on the cusp of elimination – and then Marsh’s critical blunder against India – to finish the Super 8s with the lowest catch efficiency of any team.

One might almost form a view that his teammates – who, with one idiot as an exception (Khawaja) still reportedly loathe him – may have done this on purpose to shut him up.

It entertains me to think that this may be the case.

Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 7:33 am

Without a doubt the expose of Dutton’s son, Tom, has been orchestrated by some low life in Labor and the Greens.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 25, 2024 7:41 am

Knuckles it introduces the thought “is this a betting scandal “. Australia playing so poorly against the minnows. One game yes, many no. Not a conspiracy theory but does make one think.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 25, 2024 7:41 am

Watt kind of lame anti-nuke kook…

Agriculture Minister Murray Watt suggests ‘earthquakes’ could pose threat to nuclear safety, claims ‘people are right to have concerns’ (Sky News, 24 Jun)

While the majority of debate has centred on waste materials from nuclear sites, Senator Watt on Monday offered a far more devastating alternative as he appeared to suggest Australian communities could be at risk of a major nuclear disaster. …

Pressed on how similar disasters could occur, given Australia has a stable geological profile and no risk of tsunamis, the Senator pushed back, appearing to suggest the Fukushima disaster, which was caused by a magnitude nine earthquake, could be repeated in some part of the country.

“I mean, there have still been earthquakes in Australia over the years,” he argued.

Seriously? Well I suppose if you are an Agriculture Minister dead set on destroying agriculture then it make complete sense that he knows nothing about geology either.

Bungonia bee
Bungonia bee
June 25, 2024 7:54 am

As sure as night follows day, we find that Labor are true to form!

  1. Labor set to get their proboscis into super funds, and
  2. Labor’s ideological bent sees gas shortage looming, a certain result of bans on gas exploration and extraction.
  3. Coming soon, a shortage of explosives manufactured here by Orica for the mining industry – the same industry that delivered a (probably short lived) budget surplus to shyster Labor.
Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 7:56 am

CS Energy, Qld govt to blame for Callide explosion, federal court told

Nick Evans & Angela Snowden, The Australian 24 June, 2024

CS Energy and the Queensland state government were responsible for the explosion that crippled the Callide C power station in 2021, the federal court has heard, with an independent expert report sheeting home the cause of the explosion to government ordered cost-cutting at the state-owned company. The explosion at Callide C was ultimately the result of the failure of battery back-up systems at the power plant.

But the federal court was told on Monday the battery systems failed because of the battery charger installed by CS Energy was “not fit for purpose”.

The revelations come from the report of forensic engineer Sean Brady, who was commissioned by CS Energy to review the cause of the explosion that took a unit of Callide C offline.

CS Energy has fought for months to keep Dr Brady’s report from public view. But, in a case being heard in the federal court aimed at preventing the sale of the unit back to CS Energy, lawyers for private Czech investor Sev.en read excerpts of the forensic engineer’s report to the court, saying they demonstrated the explosion was the result of “significant negligence” by the government-owned company.

CS Energy has previously confirmed the explosion was caused by the failure of battery back-up systems, saying in a February report that maintenance upgrades for the battery at Callide’s C4 unit meant the plant’s safety systems did not detect a failure inside the unit and power down the generator’s turbine in time to prevent it overheating and igniting hydrogen gas usually used to cool down the generator.

Acting for Sev.en, Chris Withers SC told the federal court that Dr Brady had found the plant’s battery back-up systems failed to activate because the charging system installed by CS Energy was not fit for purpose, saying the 2017 procurement process that bought the charger was “flawed from start to finish”.

“The decision to replace the battery charger was made by someone not responsible for that process. In going to market, CS Energy focused solely on price, with little or no technical input or oversight. The technical specifications that had been submitted for the charger did not establish or require that the battery charger could actually operate within its systems,” he said. “And unsurprisingly, the product they got was not fit for purpose.”

But the fault does not land solely on the purchasing decision surrounding the battery charging tender, according to the summary of Dr Brady’s report provided to the federal court.

Dr Brady’s report also identified cutting and instructions from the state government, through its shareholder mandate to the government-owned company, as a contributor to the disaster.

Mr Withers said Dr Brady’s report included a finding that the “significant constraints” faced by CS Energy included its status as a government-owned corporation, the joint venture ownership of the power station, and the impacts of climate change.

“Those constraints influence investment and cost-cutting, organisational focus and decision-making. The shareholder mandate focused on cost savings, while at the same time placing constraints on investment – including in its existing assets,” the report says, according to Mr Withers.

Top men.

Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 8:04 am

Have We Passed Peak Woke?

Why even ‘woke’ companies are turning their backs on HR ‘snake-oil’ sellers

More bosses are pulling the handbrake on costly and inconclusive diversity initiatives

The Telegraph (UK) 24 June, 2024

Behind office doors, HR departments at some of Britain’s biggest businesses have recently been feeling defensive and on the back foot. 

Increasingly laid at their doors is the blame for allowing toxic identity politics to enter the workplace, and wasting millions of pounds on pointless diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) schemes. 

Pointing the finger are belt-tightening senior leaders scrutinising their returns amid soaring wage bills, with some even feeling betrayed for being shepherded by HR into the vicious culture wars.

Christoffer Ellehuus, the Chief Executive of workplace training company MindGym, says: “A lot of them are blaming HR for not having reined it in and having had a much clearer business focus about what they were doing.”

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Wally Dalí
Wally Dalí
June 25, 2024 8:06 am

Righto, let’s put a big fission tank 20k east of Meckering, on sand. It’ll be 50 km in the clear, and circle a date sometime in the year 2525 just in case.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 8:09 am

Hopefully the terrorist appeasers at SU have to sent out lots of similar letters.
https://x.com/AustralianJA/status/1805125911387488381?t=Bru6aqIIl5fHB7mxFz6GxA&s=19

shatterzzz
June 25, 2024 8:11 am

Aaaah! .. Luigi forgot the net doesn’t forget when it comes to pay-rises …… LOL!

https://x.com/i/status/1805166738121633826

Crossie
Crossie
June 25, 2024 8:12 am

Further to Mark Scott’s arse licking of the Sydney uni muzzie students, there was an excerpt on Sharri with the students (sic) giving a gloating press conference after Scott presented his arse for fuking. All of the students (sic) were thick gutted, full bearded guttural slurping caricatures, dressed in the robes and kufis. There is no better image of the capitulation of the Australian and Western intelligentsia and ruling class to the camel fukers than that image.

I saw that on Sharri last night and thought I was watching a speech from Gaza or Iran. What has happened to Sydney Uni? It is no longer a seat of learning, a prestige sandstone university, it is now an outpost of intifada and a real security risk. It has been conquered and any Australian government agency that partners with them is also a security risk.

Cassie of Sydney
June 25, 2024 8:18 am

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil has declared pro-Palestinian protesters can’t be handed “a blank cheque for behaviour which threatens the cohesion of our society” and has slammed social media platforms for “germinating and growing the bigotry” that has plagued the country.

The time for those words was on Tuesday morning 10 October 2023, after what ensued on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. But it is now too late for hollow words, the time has passed, the ship has sailed and the genie is now out of the bottle, unleased by spineless, craven and supine politicians, bureaucrats, commentators and media mediocrities.

I don’t know if anyone saw Sharri last night. She interviewed Mark Le Grand. Le Grand wrote a fine piece in last week’s Oz called ‘We’re all owed equal protection under the law, but we’ve excluded Jews‘. Last night on Sharri’s programme Le Grand said out loud the obvious, and what he said is exactly the same that Peter Dutton said a few weeks ago when he spoke at Moriah College (I was in the audience). So what did Le Grand and Dutton say? That the refusal to charge the Western Sydney Muslim hate clerics, the refusal to charge the frenzied frothing mob from Monday night 9 October (meanwhile the NSWaffen have been very busy charging Christian rioters from the Wakeley Church stabbing), the decisions by various police forces to allow/permit/escort Muslim and leftist hate fuelled mobs through Jewish areas, the refusal of university administrators, particularly Slug Scott, to shut down the Muslim and leftist encampments at Sydney University is coming from high up. One or two commentators here have written about how Jewish communal organisations should be vigorous and strident about combating this Jew hating rhetoric through legal means. Well yes, I agree, and NSW Jewish organisations have lodged complaints but the powers that be, in government, in our so called human rights organisations, and in our police forces, have either flatly refused or passively declined to move on the hate preachers and the hate filled Muslim and leftist scum on our streets. So now we have a situation where Hizbut Tahrir can roam free at Sydney University, and Muslim hate preachers in mosques in Sydney’s western suburbs can preach ‘kill the Jews’ and nothing will happen to them.

We are now a dhimmi country. And Australians, be they Jewish or non-Jewish, should be very, very worried by this.

The most toxic virus to have ever existed on this planet is Jew hatred. Jew hatred hides, it sleeps, it lies dormant, it shapeshifts, it morphs, but sadly it never becomes extinct….even after the murder of six million of us. The best analogy I can think of is the creature from the movie ‘Alien”. That’s how awful and potent this virus is. And it only takes one horrendous event, like what happened on October 7 for the virus to erupt, to vomit up. The response from the West should have been mass courage but instead all we’ve seen is mass cowardice and even worse than that, the virus has been actively stoked and fomented by leaders such as the despicable PM and FM of this country, who prefer to utter cheap and hollow words about ‘moral equivalence’, ‘proportionality’ and so on, words that breathe life into the Jew hating virus.

The American writer and journalist Bret Stephens argues that since World War II, here in the West, we Jews have lost our sense of danger. Stephens says that ‘we Jews have unfortunately re-entered history after October 7‘. In the West, particularly since 1945, we Jews learned about ‘that history’ but we never experienced it. However we do now. The virus has returned.

Stephens cites German historian Joachim Fest, who once wrote of Germany’s Jews in the 1930s….

“Being overwhelmingly governed by their heads, they had, in tolerant Prussia, lost their instinct for danger, which had preserved them through the ages.”

Those ages have returned, even here in Australia.

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Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 8:28 am

Deja vu…

UK Labour Starmer’s keynote election promises:

  • Bring immigration under control
  • Upskill the domestic population instead of importing workers
  • Build 1.5 million new homes
  • Increase subsidies for the renewables roll-out that will create jobs

Borrowed wholesale from Albanese’s 2022 campaign.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 25, 2024 8:32 am

Good.

Oct. 7 Survivors Sue UNRWA (24 Jun)

It’s increasingly obvious that Hamas and UNRWA were joined at the hip. The biggest worry is that the lawsuit is in NYC and we all know what that pesthole is like legally.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 25, 2024 8:33 am

Ok, please spam this to the people wailing about “MuH GAZA chiiiiildreeeen”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPWOvwG4_x4

Bazinga
Bazinga
June 25, 2024 8:35 am

Sounds like Sydney Uni has committed suicide on allied research dollars. Green Light for terrorist research though.

mem
mem
June 25, 2024 8:36 am

These are the wheelers and dealers on the Climate Change Authority. Note the current GG Sam Mostyn, who this week received a mammoth pay increase by Albo, immediately after Dutton announced his pro nuclear policy, is a past member of the CCA. Coincidence? Check out both current and past members to get a gist of this publicly funded body that operates as a rubber stamp for the government’s climate and renewable policies. https://www.climatechangeauthority.gov.au/about-authority/who-we-are

Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 8:41 am

We are now a dhimmi country.

According to Islamic doctrine we’re still dar al-harb, a territory of war.

The mob at SU are simply waging jihad by wily means.

Incidentally, if you want to know why Muslims are such keen supporters of a treaty with the indigenous, look into the role of treaties in their doctrine. They see an opening to exploit for their own aims here.

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Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 25, 2024 8:51 am

Didn’t know Fiona Simpson was on the Climate Change Authority.
Guess who’ll be getting an invite to talk to farmers about her grand plan. It’s called ‘feedback’ Fiona.

Crossie
Crossie
June 25, 2024 8:57 am

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil has declared pro-Palestinian protesters can’t be handed “a blank cheque for behaviour which threatens the cohesion of our society” and has slammed social media platforms for “germinating and growing the bigotry” that has plagued the country.

My dear Clare, that’s exactly what Sydney University just did by bowing down before the protesting students. Are you going to ask them to reverse their decision?

I have a feeling she can’t read or she would have seen it in the news. The reading inability would account for all the other things she didn’t know until being verbally informed.

Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 8:59 am

Mission accomplished. How on earth can an individual be fined to the tunes of billions for slander?
Alex Jones’ Infowars to be shut down, assets liquidated: bankruptcy trustee

Crossie
Crossie
June 25, 2024 9:12 am

Bazinga

 June 25, 2024 8:35 am

Sounds like Sydney Uni has committed suicide on allied research dollars. Green Light for terrorist research though.

Before retirement I worked at a university and talk in the industry was that Sydney Uni is living on past glories and that their research isn’t much chop but they still get funding purely due to that historical reputation. It’s long past time to revise their status and their commitment to progress.

shatterzzz
June 25, 2024 9:12 am

Why does NSW Health spend money on computer systems ..?
Over the past 6 months with my Prostate & Cancer diagnosis’ I’ve been in Liverpool Hospital twice, Campbelltown Hospital 3 times, also seen an oncologist & Cancer doctors’ seperately .. yet everytime I have to fill in forms asking the same questions ..
 Information that was uplifted to my digital records the 1st time and, readily, accessible thru keyboard strokes …….

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 25, 2024 9:14 am

The ABC again attempts to muddy the waters in its ongoing efforts to sink a proposal that, to its great consternation, the public is far more open-minded about than they should be, the fools:

Is rooftop solar a fatal flaw in the Coalition’s grand nuclear plans?

Its concern – you won’t be able to calibrate the output of nuclear reactors with that of the aggregate of rooftop solar generators. Well, okay, but we’ve had the same issue with rooftop solar and large coal-fired plants since rooftop solar became a thing ane somehow the world hasn’t come to an end thus far.

I suppose network operators will have to continue to pay a derisory amount to homeowners with rooftop solar systems (or possibly even cutting them off entirely) on the occasions they are feeding energy into the grid when it is not required. OMG, it is the end times!

Recent lame ABC attempts to sink the slipper into the Coalition’s nuclear power for Australia proposal have included:

– a comparison with John Hewson’s Fightback! proposal
– multiple claims of Coalition hypocrisy because of its purported ‘don’t know, vote no’ stance regarding The Voice (this was a common one with just about every ABC commentator back – they are evidently really struggling to get over the resounding rejection of the Voice)
– creating a palaver from a single poll showing a majority of males support nuclear power whilst a majority of females don’t

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Zippster
Zippster
June 25, 2024 9:17 am
m0nty
June 25, 2024 9:31 am

For those asking yesterday: I do not own any shares, so I have no personal stake in renewables. Do not project your supreme selfishness onto me.

Now, to get back to counting all those Soros gold-pressed shekels…

Oh come on
Oh come on
June 25, 2024 9:32 am

I see that mOnty is, as always, being immaculate with his words. Like when he recently and inadvertently managed to label* a frequently commenting and well-respected Cat a paedophile. Oops!

*make that libel – m0nts is lucky this individual is not the litigious type

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MatrixTransform
June 25, 2024 9:36 am

so I have no personal stake in renewables

no but, your idiotic Super Fund will
and probably, so will your bank

Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
Zulu Kilo Two Alpha
June 25, 2024 9:37 am

‘Damning’: Hostages’ families release new video of capture by Hamas

New video has emerged of the capture of three wounded and terrified young Israeli men from the Nova music festival on October 7.
Hersh Goldberg-Polin (23), Eliya Cohen (26), and Or Levy (33), one with his arm blown off, were dragged onto the flatbed of Hamas militants’ truck where they lay cowering as their captors pointed AK-47s at them.
The footage, found by the Israeli Defence Forces on a Hamas video, was released by the
Hostages and Missing Families Forum, which described it as a “damning testament” to the government’s “abandonment” of the hostages, many of whom are now believed to have died in captivity.
“This harrowing footage stands as a damning testament to the 262-day-long abandonment of our loved ones. Hersh, Eliya, and Or were taken alive, and they must return alive, today,” the forum said in a statement. “Every day that passes puts the hostages at greater risk and diminishes our chances of bringing them back safely.

“After nearly 9 months of fighting and despite recent achievements, it’s clear to everyone that returning all 120 hostages is only possible through a deal! We must approve and implement an agreement that will bring all hostages home – the living for rehabilitation and the murdered for proper burial,” the statement added.

The video shows the militants throwing a grenade into a shelter where nearly 30 people, including the three young men, were hiding. According to the Times of Israel, Mr Goldberg-Polin and his friend Aner Shapira had fled to the shelter as the attack began. When the grenades were thrown inside, Mr Shapira threw seven back out but was killed by the eighth grenade. Mr Goldberg-Polin had his arm blown off from the elbow down; the video shows him, badly wounded, being loaded onto the truck with his arm bound in a tourniquet.
Mr Cohen and Mr Levy were also in the shelter with Mr Cohen’s girlfriend Ziv Abud and Mr Levy’s wife Eynav. Eynav was killed in the attack while Ziv was able to hide under a pile of dead bodies.
In the video, as the truck speeds toward Gaza, the militants’ camera is directed to each terrified hostage in turn as their captors shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is Great).
After the release of the video, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it “breaks all of our hearts, and once again emphasises the cruelty of the enemy that we have pledged to eliminate. We will not stop the war until we bring all of our 120 loved ones home.”

Chris
Chris
June 25, 2024 9:38 am

Oct. 7 survivors sue UNRWAThe U.N. agency has participated in a fraud and corruption scheme to benefit Hamas going back more than a decade, according to a lawsuit filed in New York by 100-plus victims of the massacre in southern Israel.MIKE WAGENHEIM

More than 100 victims of Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court today, alleging that a scandal-plagued U.N. agency has led a long-standing money-laundering operation to the financial benefit of the terror group.
The suit, filed in the District Court for the Southern District of New York, names as defendants the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and seven commissioners-general, deputy commissioners-general and a director, accusing them of participating in a decade-plus scheme of fraud and corruption.

“There is no pain in the world that compares to burying your children and grandchildren who were murdered and suffocated in their own home,” said Gadi and Reuma Kadem in a statement. “All that is left is to fight to hold those responsible for strengthening Hamas to account. UNRWA strengthened Hamas and transferred funds and financed the murders, acting as a full partner in the growth of Hamas terrorists. UNRWA and its directors are fully complicit in the murder of my children and family. ”
UNRWA, the Palestinian-only aid and social services agency, has long been accused of fomenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through its unique treatment and perpetuation of the Palestinian refugee situation, incitement to violence in its schools and its employees’ ties to terror organizations.

“The findings in this lawsuit demonstrate that UNRWA was aware of and actively participated in the diversion of funds earmarked to support the people of Gaza into channels that ensured those funds were used for terrorism and in violation of international law,” said Bijan Amini, one of the lead lawyers in the case. “UNRWA’s insistence that over a billion dollars in Gaza aid be distributed in U.S. cash that locals could not spend without going through Hamas moneychangers is one of the most damning pieces of new evidence presented in this case.”

The office of António Guterres, the U.N. secretary-general, stated on Monday that “we are aware of press reports that a lawsuit has been filed in the United States against UNRWA and certain of its officials.”
“The U.N., including UNRWA, enjoys immunity from legal process, as do United Nations officials, including those serving with UNRWA,” the secretary-general’s office stated. “The United Nations will liaise with the United States authorities as necessary in this matter.”

wal1957
wal1957
June 25, 2024 9:43 am

Gang rape in Germany.
Committed by they who we aren’t allowed to speak of.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icUW-YTgo-g

I think vigilante justice is just around the corner.

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 25, 2024 9:48 am

To some the story about Labor going for the hollow log of super funds is old news, but I just saw something on it on the TV this morning, which focussed on taxing “unrealised profits”. They will no doubt sell the super package as socking the rich. Plenty of coverage around the traps but here’s a Nats page Farmers hit in Labor’s deceitful superannuation tax grab – NSW Nationals and the AFR item I found is here: Angus Taylor claims Labor will tax super savers twice under proposed $3 million super fund tax changes (afr.com)

local oaf
June 25, 2024 10:05 am

Fnar

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thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 25, 2024 10:05 am

Thanks to the wonders of sqandermonkey pollies, unless your super fund had a 20%+ performance over the last 3 or so years you went backwards.

2014 not in yet so the previous 3 instead.

https://www.rba.gov.au/calculator/annualDecimal.html

A basket of goods and services valued at $1000  in calendar year 2020  , would in calendar year 2023  cost $1,157.84 Reset Calculate
Total change in cost is 15.8 per cent, over 3 years, at an average annual inflation rate of 5.0 per cent.

Vicki
Vicki
June 25, 2024 10:19 am

I have been thinking about the unexpected benefits of the otherwise horrific Covid years. With the news of the spread of the virus in Wuhan and subsequently in Northern Italy like many others I was seriously alarmed. And, like most others, I was eagerly awaiting news of a vaccine developed poste haste by medical researchers for whom (at that time) I had the utmost respect. As I have said here before, it was an accident of fate that one of the first victims of the AZ vaccine was known to our family, and that changed everything for me.

Again, as I have posted previously, I threw myself into research to understand the development process of new vaccines, and of novel medicines in general. I was also fortunate to become friends with a prominent (& now retired) biochemical researcher involved for many years in clinical trials of new drugs. As a result I have a better understanding of the immense financial stakes in the industry of medical research. The results of this new pathway has changed my life considerably in respect to matters of health.

From the beginning of Covid I resolved to improve the health of my family – or those who would listen! Husband had no choice! Our diet changed considerably – for the better. Reduced carbs/fats/sugars. Fish at least twice a week. No longer do I cook cakes etc.To ensure that fruit & veg hating husband received the latter, every morning for the last 4 years we have a “Nutribullet” of celery/green apples/blueberries & carrot + an orange from our tree. And vitamins?VitC/VitD3/Coq-10/Magnesium/Curcumin/Zinc. Our weight has dropped considerably – as well as Cholesterol – not that I think the latter is of any major consequence.

Most importantly, I think I have a changed assessment of our medical system. I want to firstly say that I think we live in a golden age in terms of the advent of antibiotics, amazing surgical expertise & other areas of medical expertise. I also think we underestimate the role of sanitation and clean water etc that modern life was made everyday and unappreciated.

But the Covid years have illustrated what few people, except those in the industry truly understand, and that is the corrosive effect of the pharmaceutical giants on the practice of medicine. Leaving aside Covid and the vaccines, this is very clearly illustrated in treatment of cardio vascular disease in particular. For example, for years there has been a raging argument in medical circles about the efficacy of statins. Copious articles have been written in medical journals questioning the data and studies and, in some cases, the source of support for researchers. In the meantime, a drug which is truly an amazing pharmaceutical – the humble aspirin – has been banned from consideration, even though the alleged “bleeding” concerns have been shown to be mostly marginal. Of course aspirin, like the infamous Ivermectin – is long “off patent”. Amazingly, since the vaccine controversy, I note that early this years some brave researchers have revived support for the humble aspirin.

Where am I going with all of this? Well, I think it is wise to always be aware of the strength of money and careers in medicine – as in all other factors of life. For me, the Covid years have reminded me that doctors are just other human beings. Many are astonishing technicians, but they are just human beings. Even surgeons- who I have always considered the knights of medicine – are being critiqued these days – an Australian orthopaedic surgeon – Dr. Ian Harris – has written two books – “Surgery, the ultimate placebo”, & his latest “Hippocracy”. Both books cast doubts upon a lot of orthopaedic work done these days.

Sorry to bend your collective ears. But my recent reading on aspirin has really confounded me. One day I shall bend your ears on my experience with my cardiologist!

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 25, 2024 10:24 am

hzhousewife

 June 24, 2024 7:16 pm

 Reply to  2dogs

AEMO and the CSIRO should look to their own reputations, or else they will be eliminated. In fact, other entities might think of superceding their roles.

Remember the old saying about the Left invading institutions, gutting them and wearing the skins like a suit while demanding respect?
That’s what’s happened to the CSIRO, the BoM, and AEMO. They are not the same institutions that earned respect – they’re dead.

Eyrie
Eyrie
June 25, 2024 10:25 am

A basket of goods and services valued at $1000  in calendar year 2020  , would in calendar year 2023  cost $1,157.84 Reset Calculate
Total change in cost is 15.8 per cent, over 3 years, at an average annual inflation rate of 5.0 per cent.

Go back to the introduction of dismal guernsey on 14th Feb 1966. The average inflation rate has been 5+% since then.

Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 10:26 am

I don’t mind the occasional ear-bending, Vicki 😀

I never thought medical practitioners were gods but I certainly view them in a different light now.

I was disgusted by their lack of advocacy for their patients during the covid years along with their almost blanket support for mask wearing and social distancing which had little or no scientific basis.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 25, 2024 10:32 am

According to the Oz Assange is free. Will plead guilty to one charge and be sentenced to time served in UK.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 25, 2024 10:32 am

The Lying Labor Party need to relabel themselves to Mutley Morons Are Us. Is there a single brain cell amongst the lot of them. There’s a clue in the last sentence, four letters across. I have personally known people from both sides of politics. All of them I was happy to know. While not always agreeing with them thought they were doing the right thing for the country. Very few now would I give life support to. If that involves taking my foot off their throat, never gonna happen. If anyone has seem them in the APH dining room they’ll agree its the only reason they show up. Talk about being in the trough. I’d say more business gets done in there than on the floor of parliament. Parliament reminds me of battlefields where the troops line up to be massacred. Then back to camp for a G&T. Do I hate them? Of course not, that would invove effort on my behalf, they deserve every bit of derision available though. Who saw Luigi the Inconceivable, Blowen in the Wind and The Lying Scumball Kean (another TLS) on Sky. The smug look Blown had on his stupid face as Kean was introduced. I’m sure Blowen wet himself in that self satisfied way of thinking he had a Gotcha on the SFL’S when all he was doing is show what a duplicitous bastard Kean is.

Crossie
Crossie
June 25, 2024 10:34 am

“The U.N., including UNRWA, enjoys immunity from legal process, as do United Nations officials, including those serving with UNRWA,” the secretary-general’s office stated. “The United Nations will liaise with the United States authorities as necessary in this matter.”

Isn’t that convenient? No wonder UNRWA feel they are untouchable and can collude and help HAMAS all they want. The only solution is to disband the UN, it is long past its use-by date. Whoever wants to fund HAMAS, and that’s what Palestinians are, can do so with their own money.

Bourne1879
Bourne1879
June 25, 2024 10:47 am

According to Gateway Pundit 4 other states are likely to join Kansas in suing Pfizer.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 25, 2024 10:49 am

So heres how its gone since I first squirmed my way onto the scene as a wage earner.
https://www.rba.gov.au/calculator/annualDecimal.html

Average wage for 1980 – $16172 for a years work.
Run that through the debasenator of government money printing and-

A basket of goods and services valued at $16172  in calendar year1980  , would in calendar year2023  cost $ 82,501.75

Awesome.

MatrixTransform
June 25, 2024 10:51 am

You are a total thickhead if you get sucked in by his obvious nonsense.

yeah well … I’m a thickhead with post grad qualifications in Sustainable Engineering

and mUnty, you cannot even tell the difference between power and energy

so forgive me if I take your gibber with a grain of salt

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 25, 2024 10:52 am

Roger:

Christoffer Ellehuus, the Chief Executive of workplace training company MindGym, says: “A lot of them are blaming HR for not having reined it in and having had a much clearer business focus about what they were doing.”

And there’s the problem. Out of control idiots in charge of HR who believe they have the right to force policy on management – usually of ideological bent.
You’d think they would have watched and learnt from the Red Bull defenestration of the HR department after their particular effort.

MatrixTransform
June 25, 2024 10:54 am

time frame/cost/location for the big batteries needed to remove all fossil fuels

totally imaginary

just like the 3-eyed Simpsons fish

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 25, 2024 11:02 am

Fluffy Annelise strikes again.
Addressing the matter of Assange and his plea deal, she says it’s too early to celebrate, he’s not home yet, AND we recall how Hunter Biden’s plea deal blew up in his face!
What a piece of gaslighting. Hunter’s plea deal was so comprehensive that it gave him way too much immunity from prosecution. His lawyers tried it on, but the judge wisely saw it coming and disallowed it because “it was something never done before”.
Some might say it was a very corrupt try-on!

Bungonia Bee
Bungonia Bee
June 25, 2024 11:08 am

We had to take vaccinations in order to maintain access to shops! Having read/watched Dr. Bhakdi’s warnings about mRNA (later echoed by it’s inventor) we elected to go AZ which was not mRNA. No side effects at all, which is good, but as time goes by the awfulness of all the governmental responses to COVID are revealed. The demonisation of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine together with the b/s about Trump saying drink bleach etc, are an indelible blot on the reputations of many, at every level.

Vicki
Vicki
June 25, 2024 11:11 am

OK – the cardiogist experience. My total cholesterol has been high all of my life – although the ratios of HDL/ LDL etc have satisfied the calculations of the Mayo Clinic over the years. So- yes probably ”familial “ cholesterol. Have researched that – & there is inconsistent evidence – my cardi regards it as a sentence, journal articles say the data doesn’t conclusively support that, BTW my total cholesterol has dropped signifantly – not surprisingly – since the “nutribullet routine”. Not that my cardi was remotely interested in my diet!

Without boring you too much – I consented to see the cardio to please my GP. Was put on the tread mill &, not surprisingly to me – came up trumps. Cardi was surprised but wanted further tests (are we surprised?). I had already had a Calcium Score done showing moderate calcification. But I flatly refused an angiogram with contrasting dye. So cardi ( a very prominent young Professor) & I sat down for the battle. I raised the accepted objectives to statins & the thrombic as opposed up to cholesterol argument as well as the arguments against the newest lipid delivery ( yes you read it right!) of other new heart drugs. “So I suppose you get all this from Google? “ he said. No, said I, I get them from these – & produced journal article after journal article ( from the last 2 Years) on gene editing heart drugs etc etc. Laid them out on his table. That was the end of an hour long dispute. As he escorted me out he mumbled about “ no medical training!” I then demurred that I was a bit embarrassed about that, to which he replied ‘ Don’t be!”

Make of that what you will.

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Vicki
Vicki
June 25, 2024 11:17 am

BTW as I left my cardi said “Well, I hope I see you in a year’s time” to which I replied, “So do I!”

Listen – I understand that this was all a big call. But so was not consenting to be vaccinated when 96% of Australians consented. You call it as you see it & take the consequences.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 25, 2024 11:40 am

time frame/cost/location for the big batteries needed to remove all fossil fuels

Someone mention batteries?

Exploding Batteries Spark Deadly S Korea Factory Fire (24 Jun)

Hwaseong’s medical authority, Sim Jung-sik, said 16 people have been confirmed dead while seven others were injured.

The Aricell factory housed an estimated 35,000 battery cells on its second floor, where the batteries were inspected and packaged, with more stored elsewhere.

Local fire official Kim Jin-young said the fire began when a series of battery cells exploded, though it remains unclear what triggered the initial explosions.

About 100 workers were on the premises at the time.

Mr Kim said it was difficult to enter the site initially “due to fears of additional explosions”.

Having a 3 day capacity to cover windless high pressure events would require AEMO to install 3x24hx30GW=2160 GWh of batteries. That is roughly 21,600 South Australian style Big Batteries, at a cost of $100 million each. So 2.16 trillion dollars, give or take. Then ten years later spend another $2.16 trillion after the first bunch have died.

That’s even assuming there’s enough battery materials to mine, especially when all the other countries put in similar grid support batteries.

Those vast fields of batteries are going to be nuclear weapon sized explosion risks, going on this particular story. No three eyed fish though, just vast amounts of pollution.

BobtheBoozer
BobtheBoozer
June 25, 2024 11:44 am

wal1957

 June 25, 2024 9:43 am

Gang rape in Germany.

Committed by they who we aren’t allowed to speak of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icUW-YTgo-g

I think vigilante justice is just around the corner.

What do people expect? Germany is run by Communists and this rape epidemic without justice is merely a continuation of the Red Army rape and murderthon they inflicted on Eastern Europe during and after the war.
And you know what’s really galling is the muted response to the abuse of Eastern Europe’s women by the feminist organisations.
There will be no vigilante justice for them – any sign of it will be stamped out by the authorities.
Look around – Communists have aided and abetted rape as a weapon against anyone they dislike – even when it’s by proxy as in the case of Israel and the Western nations. This is petty revenge against any peoples who stand up to them, and our own leaders are complicit.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 25, 2024 11:47 am

Just think if a belligerent country like china wanted to destroy us. Several bullets through Big Battery and its all over. The fire couldn’t be put out.

132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 12:00 pm

Having a 3 day capacity to cover windless high pressure events would require AEMO to install 3x24hx30GW=2160 GWh of batteries. That is roughly 21,600 South Australian style Big Batteries, at a cost of $100 million each. So 2.16 trillion dollars, give or take. Then ten years later spend another $2.16 trillion after the first bunch have died.

Bruce,
Does maximum discharge rate of these batteries factor in to how many of the stupid things will be needed?
If peak discharge rate is less than demand then more battery banks are needed than the raw figures would suggest.

Chris
Chris
June 25, 2024 12:14 pm

Premier Cook boasting on LinkedIn about passing the gun laws and again about new laws against ‘hate symbols’.

I couldn’t help myself on the hate symbol one.

“Will display of Hezbollah, ISIS and HAMAS flags lead to prosecution, or will WA Police instead arrest innocent Jews and publish the address of firearms owners for terorists and drug-crazed gangsters?”

Zippster
Zippster
June 25, 2024 12:22 pm

The medical system in Australia becomes much more comprehensible when you understand that doctors don’t work for patients, doctors work for the government. Even if you are going private, doctors work in both sides of the system and their behavior when in the medicare system spills over into private work.

Roger
Roger
June 25, 2024 12:23 pm

In bringing coals to Newcastle news, the VIC government is reportedly mulling over expediting the approval of a gas import terminal (presumably Corio Bay, Geelong) to address the supply issue.

The proposed terminal site has been the object of protests by schoolchildren from Geelong Grammar (among others) for several years.

How dare the poor expect their homes to be heated!

Miltonf
Miltonf
June 25, 2024 12:28 pm

Geelong Grammar – Marles’s old skool. Nothing I loathe more than private skool leftists.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
June 25, 2024 12:38 pm

Mussel man sighted on Twitter…

Peter Slipper https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f637.svg
@PNSlipper

Nuclear lobby concedes SOLAR PANELS will have to be TURNED OFF routinely to accommodate the inflexibility of nuclear.

I wonder what the 10 million Australians living under solar think about this? https://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f447.svghttps://abs-0.twimg.com/emoji/v2/svg/1f447.svg

so ive replied to the mong.

Given existing solar installations will be near their end life cycle by then and they will be facing another $X to replace them where is the problem?
If people choose to pay in full knowledge they will be buying something redundant thats up to them.

Anders
Anders
June 25, 2024 12:47 pm

Malinauskas knocks back One Nation’s bid to ‘unite SA’ with Palestine tribute

Both Labor and Liberal leaders have rejected the call by One Nation – joining the Greens – in calling for Adelaide CBD landmarks to be lit up in Palestinian colours.

I can’t read the article because paywall, but what the hell is this headline? One Nation in SA wants a tribute to Palestine??

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 25, 2024 12:48 pm

New gas terminal at Corio is a clear admission of the gross stupidity and political bastardry of Dictator Dan.
He killed the AGL terminal at Cribb Point and banned fracking on the grounds it would cause damage to the environment and agriculture.
The ironing is strong.

MatrixTransform
June 25, 2024 12:54 pm

grid support batteries

yeah, Joe Public seems to believe big batteries are for backup rather than for FCAS

and when you point out that there is zero possibility they double-down on the stupidity of better batteries any day now

munty said yesterday that everybody is like flies to a ‘cowpat’ …

he gave himself away … it’s more like bull-shit

and also

if it wasn’t for the intrusion of ruinables, then the FCAS problem largely goes away

it is one of the reason the LCOE is a rubbish metric

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Kneel
Kneel
June 25, 2024 1:02 pm

“Given that the forecast installed based of network batteries by 2030 is 5GW

mUnty, batteries are not rated in GW”

Batteries are rated at discharge rate (W) and energy content (W/h).
Let’s assume that M0nty is saying we have 5GW/50GW/h grid batteries available by 2030. That’s likely extremely over the money, given that the SA battery is 100MW/150MW/h and cost about $1B, but lets see anyway.

Minimum AEMO base load is 18GW, peak summer load is roughly double that.
For a battery system to keep up, we would need to assume we have no renewables for 3 days at least (overcast and no wind for 3 days – does that ever happen? Why yes, yes it does).
72 hours x 20GW = 1440GW/h
So our battery would need to be 40GW/1440GW/h at least – that would keep the lights on, and maybe your TV, but certainly not your stove/oven and/or air conditioner and/or water heater.

And that’s without everyone getting an EV (including trucks) which would be AT LEAST double the energy and power requirements.

Based on energy (1440GW/h), we need roughly 10,000 of the SA batteries.
Even assuming a 50% discount compared to that cost, it’s $50 TRILLION!
I don’t think we can afford it.
I don’t think it’s realistic even if the cost is reduced by 90% (making the bill $5 TRILLION).
Even if we could pay for it, it’s not enough to cover what we currently use let alone to charge our EVs.

The idea that we can do this by 2030 is a clown world distraction and totally unrealistic.
The idea that we can do this AND bump up both renewables generation and storage sufficiently to electrify our entire vehicle fleet is laughable, especially given the rest of the western world wants to do the same, so prices will be going UP, not down.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 25, 2024 1:13 pm

Kneel, I don’t think m0nty does arithmetic. Or logical arguments. Particularly when they contain numbers. He’s allergic to them.

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Barry
Barry
June 25, 2024 1:15 pm

Former pilot Greg Lynn found guilty of murdering Carol Clay, not guilty of murder of Russell Hill

Former Jetstar pilot Greg Lynn has been found guilty of the murder of one camper who disappeared in Victoria’s remote High Country, but not guilty of a second.

I think this is a very wise verdict. A good jury.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
June 25, 2024 1:30 pm

Anders  June 25, 2024 12:47 pm

Malinauskas knocks back One Nation’s bid to ‘unite SA’ with Palestine tribute

Anders, the article in full + comments is posted in nesting
Comments are …. most unsupportive of the proposal by the One Nation MP.
It seems the story is fair dinkum.

From the looks of it, the One Nation MP, Sarah Game, has always been a white ant inside the party.

Wikipedia snippets:

David Ettridge (the chap jailed along with Pauline Hanson by Tony Abbot & the ALP, for taking votes from Labor & Liberal) has said from the beginning that she’s more aligned to the Greens than to PHON.

Sarah Game: Elected to SA parliament 2 yrs ago in 2022.
In the year prior to being elected was a vet (i.e. animal doctor) in a beachside suburb.
Graduated Sydney Uni in 2006.
Spent 10 yrs in UK as a biology teacher.
(the next 5 yrs are unknown, then she became a vet to pandered cats in Adelaide)

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 25, 2024 1:32 pm

LOL, mUntyfa assured, assured, us that he has no ownership (Direct? Beneficial?) of shares, and all of his SMSF is in property.

So, not just a small business kulak, but also an eeevill landlord (Slumlord?). Doesn’t he know that only the Inner Party/ Nomenklatura are allowed to own investment properties.

First against the wall for him.

Rosie
Rosie
June 25, 2024 1:32 pm

Why bother going to a cardiologist at all?
You don’t have to do anything a GP suggests either.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 25, 2024 1:35 pm

launching a sex strike, and naked bike riding

Our politicians should lead by example.

You’ll Go Nowhere & Be Happy: Watch: World Economic Forum pushes abolishing private car ownership – ‘Would you be happy sharing, not owning, a car?’ – ‘No space for privately owned cars’ – ‘Encouraged to cycle’ instead (24 Jun)

I’d like to see naked pollies steadfastly pedaling between Canberra and Sydney and back. What better way to illustrate to the voters that they really think there’s a climate crisis?

On the other hand I can’t believe they’d ever agree to a sex strike, not with all those yummy staffers on their teams.

DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 25, 2024 1:40 pm

Sounds good I might join the bastards.

Was it spraying stonehenge, banning sex, or cycling nude that got you interested, Cohenite?

cohenite
June 25, 2024 1:43 pm

Salvatore – Iron Publican
 June 25, 2024 1:30 pm

Anders June 25, 2024 12:47 pm

Malinauskas knocks back One Nation’s bid to ‘unite SA’ with Palestine tribute

Anders, the article in full + comments is posted in nesting
Comments are …. most unsupportive of the proposal by the One Nation MP.
It seems the story is fair dinkum.
From the looks of it, the One Nation MP, Sarah Game, has always been a white ant inside the party.

Pauline is a brave lady but thick as a brick when it comes to candidate selection with only 2 worthwhile ones: Roberts and Latham. She couldn’t get on with Latham and Roberts gets on with everyone.

But with Sarah Game, are you sure because she has previously done some antisemitic opposition work:

JCCSA welcomes recognition – The Australian Jewish News

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DrBeauGan
DrBeauGan
June 25, 2024 2:03 pm

If you’re a female moron, watching ‘The View’ must be comforting. You get to feel you’re not alone.

Salvatore - Iron Publican
June 25, 2024 2:25 pm

Ezra Levant:

BREAKING: Moments after receiving a standing ovation for his speech in Calgary, Canada, Tommy Robinson was arrested by eight undercover and uniformed police.

Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 2:28 pm

Mark Neugebauer
?@MarkNeugebaue13

Australia’s Shame

Australian’s health looks to have been permanently compromised.

But justice is slow.

Especially with blatant conflicts of interest and perceived bias.

Last edited 27 days ago by Indolent
Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
June 25, 2024 2:28 pm

In my view, the verdict in the Greg Lynn case is a bizarre “bob each way” call.
The jury accepted that his story about the death of Russell Hill (that it was self defence in a struggle) but then rejected his story about the death of Carole Clay (that she was accidentally hit by a bullet ricochet off a car mirror).
So he was capable of the cold blooded murder of a witness to the “self defence struggle”, but not capable of murdering Hill a minute before that.
The story was as thin as tissue paper, but I suspect we had 2-3 armchair sleuths on the jury.

Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 2:31 pm

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Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 2:34 pm
m0nty
June 25, 2024 2:36 pm

LOL at Cats throwing around trillion-dollar projections like monkeys throwing their dung.

No, there will not be a requirement for three days’ worth of energy to be stored. The NEM exists, you will never get a completely windless and sunless day all across continental Australia. You idiots.

As for costs, yes, batteries are currently prohibitively expensive, for many home and network usages. However, if you weren’t paying attention during the roll out of solar PV, there will be massive economies of scale in manufacturing brought to bear once the technology matures, plus distribution of assets across the country so that the NEM won’t even be needed to carry much of the battery discharges.

You lot lack vision and foresight. Your ignorance is not evidence.

Indolent
Indolent
June 25, 2024 2:37 pm
Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 25, 2024 2:50 pm

Oh dear, pig ignorant has put his snout up.
Renewables account for 39% of plated generation capacity in the current system and yet their worst performance sees the actual generation well below 10%.
The “wind will be blowing somewhere” is not backed up by data and deceptively ignores our position in the mid latitudes.
Would you like a lesson on descending tropical air and high pressure systems Monty?
AEMO’s ISP is an investment scheme laid off on a long odds runner.
Batteries feature in the ISP big time. Have you read it?

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
June 25, 2024 3:05 pm

“Your ignorance is not evidence”. Your ignorance is.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 25, 2024 3:06 pm

The other assumption made by AEMO is that they will get sufficient sign on and access to farm land to build the renewables. So far they have managed to piss most farmers off and only get the low hanging fruit. Placing REZ’s on prime Ag country is self defeating without coercion by government. Going down that path would ensure direct confrontation with farmers.
We will fight Monty.

132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 3:16 pm

No, there will not be a requirement for three days’ worth of energy to be stored. The NEM exists, you will never get a completely windless and sunless day all across continental Australia. You idiots.

Picture this:

SA, Vic and the bottom half of NSW have a run of cold, calm and cloudy days. It’s winter, it happens. See for example the last seven days.

All batteries, no matter how large would be drained.

In your utopia wind and solar power would be drawn from northern NSW and Qld all the way to the southern states. Imagine the transmission losses.

What powers QLD and NSW while the temporarily energy dead states of the south suck it all down?
And somewhere in there there has to be enough excess power to recharge the batteries.

Continuing the example of last week, nearly all fossil fuel power generators from SA to Queensland were being run constantly at or over peak generation to make up for the shortfall in “renewables”. It doesn’t take a too smart person to work out that we are only one mechanical mishap away from a partial to full grid blackout when this happens.
Batteries can’t “Black start” a grid, nor can solar or wind.

Normal people can grasp this stuff enough to see the problem.

Vicki
Vicki
June 25, 2024 3:17 pm

I won’t be toasting the probable release of Julian Assange. He is not only a creep of the first order, but I don’t believe that his release of highly sensitive military operational information is what we mean by “freedom of speech”.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
June 25, 2024 3:21 pm

The ISP needs lots of gas for firming, not batteries. Their function in the short term is as trip protection for grid lines and providing a synchronising function for wind & solar inputs.

132andBush
132andBush
June 25, 2024 3:31 pm

The ISP needs lots of gas for firming, not batteries. Their function in the short term is as trip protection for grid lines and providing a synchronising function for wind & solar inputs.

I think monty is working on the wholesale unicorn fart and pixie dust model of wind, solar and batteries.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
June 25, 2024 3:34 pm

The NEM exists, you will never get a completely windless and sunless day all across continental Australia. You idiots.

Monty isn’t great on weather data either.

Climate influence on compound solar and wind droughts in Australia (10 Nov)

We find that compound solar and wind droughts occur most frequently in winter, affecting at least five significant energy-producing regions simultaneously on 10% of days. 

Oh look it’s the impeccably credentialed Andy Pittman, climate cavalier extraordinary!

Shorter days and a wind drought, but latest data shows solar powering through April (3 May)

Despite featuring a week-long wind drought described as the worst, yet, for Australia, April 2024 still wound up outperforming the same month last year, with all large-scale solar and wind assets generating 3,410 GWh, up from 3,216 GWh (+6%) in April 2023.

A week long wind drought? Say it ain’t so!

Solar performing well is a booby prize, since in winter solar isn’t producing electricity for about 18 hours a day.

Boambee John
Boambee John
June 25, 2024 3:35 pm

mUntyfa

No, there will not be a requirement for three days’ worth of energy to be stored. The NEM exists, you will never get a completely windless and sunless day all across continental Australia. You idiots.

What is your source for that “courageous” prediction? Did you pluck it out of your arse? Or are you typing with all of your fingers and toes crossed?

Get out of the basement, and
observe reality.

PS, the NEM covers only Queensland, NSW, Victoria South Australia and Tasmania, not the whole of continental Australia. How many extra kilometres of transmission lines will be needed to link the Kimberley to the NEM?

And there are multiple hours every day, even the sunny ones, when the sun is below the horizon

Vicki
Vicki
June 25, 2024 3:42 pm

Although everyone seems to be sick of anything to do with Covid, this is precisely the time when the truth is being wrung out of the authorities. This is happening in Germany:

German CDC documents show politics drove COVID response, not scienceThe health authorities deliberately lied the public about COVID because they didn’t want to lose the respect of the lawmakers. They knew that COVID was LESS dangerous than the flu!!
STEVE KIRSCH
JUN 25

Executive summaryI simply cannot believe that the mainstream media is ignoring this huge story. 

After multiple rounds of FOIA requests and court orders, documents very reluctantly released by the RKI in Germany (the equivalent of our CDC) showing that health officials deliberately lied to the public about the dangers of COVID and the COVID vaccine so that the government wouldn’t cut their funding

Worldwide press blackout on this story. You aren’t supposed to know.
Watch this excellent 6 minute video that was independently produced by Professor Stefan Homburg. It’s short and to the point. If you had any faith that government institutions are working for your benefit, this video will shatter it.

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It’s a Rumble video since I’m sure it would violate YouTube’s community standards.

German journalists fought very hard to have this documents releasedGerman journalists sued the German government for access to internal communication by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which is the German equivalent of the CDC. The court case was required since the journalists’ FOIA request was not honored. When the documents finally became available after the court order, most of it was redacted. After further pressure, it has now been unredacted.Aaron Siri is very familiar with this with the CDC in the US. Same modus operandi.

The documentsYou can find them here (in German) right on the RKI website.
But it’s 2,515 pages long so most people won’t read it all.
So let me summarize for you.

Top 7 revelationsHere are the top 7 revelations from the video. Credit to Frank Ploegman for assembling this list:
The experts knew as early as January 2021 of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis as a life-threatening complication of the AstraZeneca clot shot. They ‘forgot’ to inform the public about this fact. 

The experts realized that there was no evidence whatsoever that the jabs reduced disease transmission, but they neglected to inform the public. Instead, they weaponized compassion and spread official disinformation that everyone should get jabbed “to protect grandma” and reach herd immunity through vaccination, even though both are impossible if the jabs don’t even reduce transmission. 

The experts knew that even N95 masks were ineffective outside hospital settings, but mandated them anyway. In short, the experts were the true ‘misinformation spreaders.’ 

  1. The experts recommended against closing schools, yet the government did this anyway. 
  2. The experts said that ‘COVID’ should not be compared to the flu, because it is LESS dangerous than the flu. They also knew only old and sick people were at increased risk, yet they made it seem that even young, healthy people had severe health risks. The average age of death of ‘COVID’ patients was 83 years, which happens to be ABOVE the average life expectancy of 81.26 years in 2019.
  3. The government ordered the experts to ‘recommend’ what the government wanted. So the government did not “follow the science” as was claimed ad nauseam, but “The Science™” followed government orders. The RKI was ordered to keep risk levels high even though clearly nothing out of the ordinary was going on. The RKI was nothing more than the government press office, tasked with selling political decisions as scientific, while in reality nothing could be further from the truth.
  4. Why did RKI follow government orders? Because they feared being bypassed and becoming irrelevant. Their behavior proves clearly that they thought this worse than misleading the public.

Summary
The German health officials knew that the flu was worse than COVID, they knew masks didn’t work, they knew the AstraZeneca vaccine was deadly, they knew lockdowns weren’t recommended, and they knew the jabs didn’t reduce transmission, but they kept all of this from the public so they could tell a fairy tale story about how if we all did our part and got vaccinated, we could stop the spread.
Do you think the next time they cry wolf again, anyone will believe them?

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